"Our family just returned home from a week at the Island Manor in Edisto. We had a wonderful time! Before we ever arrived, Rick, the owner, proved to be an absolutely wonderful host. He was always very personable, very responsive to any questions that I might have, he was super helpful with all of the planning and even checked on us on our arrival day! The house accommodated us very well with our grown kids, one with a young family of his own. It's great, especially with 2 small children with us, to be able to just walk out the door and be on the beach (our top priority when looking for a house). We could leave our things on the beach for the day and go back and forth to the house which was great! Directly behind the house, the water comes all the way up to the yard at high tide, but there is plenty of beach off to the south to enjoy at that time of day. We enjoyed runs on the beach, bike riding around the island, and workouts in the yard (we have an active family!) We also enjoyed a day in Charleston, since it's such an easy drive. The kitchen is very well equipped and has everything that you could possibly need! The upstairs has a little lounge area with a TV, 4 bedrooms (all oceanfront with porches) and 2 baths and is spacious with a great 'beachy' feel in all the rooms.
Since this is a review, I'll be honest about a couple of small things that could have been different.... a little larger grill since the house can hold so many people to cook for... and a hose! :) I'm sure the hose had to be an oversight our week and there was one there somewhere in a closet, but it would have been great to be able to hose off our things as we brought them in from the beach. We ended up using the outdoor shower to wash off our things, since it was the only outside option, other than a low spicket, before we packed the cars back up to leave. Oh, the outdoor shower... it was enormous and my guys thoroughly enjoyed it all week! The only other thing became the running joke while we were there.... BEWARE, there are little signs absolutely everywhere telling you what not to move or touch or you will lose your deposit, we laughed and said it felt like the house was nagging us like a "helicopter parent" everywhere we went (a unique memory for the week).
All in all, great week, great time with family, and Rick is a very pleasant and very helpful host! If you decide to rent the Island Manor for your family, I'm sure you will enjoy it at least as much as we did!"
Guest: Debbie R.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 3, 2015