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Oceanfront! Mary's Dream; 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Sundecks & 1 covered porch!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10) NO HOMEAWAY FEE!

Welcome to a legend on Edisto Beach; Mary's Dream! A four bedroom, two bath, wonderful oceanfront cottage with all the up-to-date amenities yet retaining the classic charm of days gone by! Relax and enjoy ocean anywhere you like; under the covered porch which spans the entire oceanfront or on our sundeck. Our sundeck wraps around the entire oceanfront and the SUNDECK ALONE IS 1500 SQUARE FEET!

Cook your own seafood from the local docks with our fully-equipped kitchen. Watch the pelicans from the great room, enjoy your coffee from the master suite, or step outside the master suite door onto the deck and enjoy the morning. Stroll along the beach in the evening or relax in one of the rocking chairs and enjoy the quiet serenity of Edisto with panormamic oceanfront views.

Our master suite offers private access to beach for those wonderful private strolls under the stars. All of our bedrooms have ocean views as does every room in the house with the exception of one room: the guest bathroom!

This is the beach house of your childhood but she now has central heat and air conditioning and huge wrap around decks with all of the original hardwood floors lovingly restored and now gleaming... Kick off your shoes!

We have shared Mary's Dream with guests for over 14 years, when VRBO was owned by a husband and wife and was a small company which provided a service. Now VRBO is a corporation and wants to make money not just on the listing price but also by handling all of the funds. This "service" reflects a cost to the homeowner's who use it and will only push up the price of the rental for you therefore we do not pay for it and pass the cost on to you. I am a licensed real estate Broker in South Carolina and North Carolina for over 30 years and do not need to pay anyone to handle the funds.

We have been with Homeaway/VRBO for over 10 years; we do NOT accept payments via Homeaway and never have; You will be able to reserve our home directly through us and NOT have to pay the Homeaway the fee they charge you!

Below are a few comments from our guests; we sincerely appreciate it!

Date: Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Subject: Re: Final information for your Edisto Vacation

Hellooo Mary & Richard.

We just got back home yesterday and wanted to go back to the Island already but we have to work. We had a great time again this year. Its hard to believe its been 12 years since we stayed at Mary's Dream for the first time on our honeymoon in 1999 and we have not missed a September full moon since then. The minute we unpack when we get there we feel just like it's our home too; we love this place!

Thank you both so much for sharing it with Karen and myself over the years! I will email you the dates we would like for next year in a few days. We wish you and your family Blessing ,Love and Joy for the upcoming holidays

Thanks Again!

(Karen & Darrell)

January 27, 2009

Thank you so much for creating such a lovely environment for us to share.We LOVE it!!! Rick, Jake and I are thrilled to be here. Jake took his first dip in the ocean today. We have enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, the views, and the tasteful decorating touches. We look forward to the remainder of our stay. I just wanted to let you all know...This is paradise. Take care. Helene, Rick & Jake.

April 15:

Oh!!!!!! we sooooo loved your dream house...

What a GREAT cottage...I love how light and airy it is and how all the rooms are arranged so you can see the water and hear the waves crash...wonderful!!!!

We saw dolphins every day...and I love to watch pelicans swoop...

Thank you for sharing your house!!

Lisa Dvorak

Teacher (much needing a vacation)

September 10, 2008:


I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at Mary's Dream last week. The oceanfront views, the best porch around, the coziness of the was wonderful! We look forward to staying with you again!

Thank you,


April 9


May 07

Mary & Richard,

We must be living right!! What a wonderful 2 weeks we had in Mary's Dream. Sun every day - temp. 70-80. The house was in great shape and we look forward to our two weeks again next year. Just wanted to let you know we definitely want to again reserve the last week of April and first week of May in 2008 and if the second week in May becomes available please let us know.

Tyler & Suzy

October 22

Good morning,

We wanted to say Thank You So Much for allowing us to rent your wonderful beach home. Mary's Dream is the perfect beach house. We never wanted to leave even to venture out. The front porch was just heaven. I am sure we will be contacting you again soon!

Thanks so much!

Carla & Jon

Week of HEAVEN

Guest: Lwilly (Sun Prairie, Wisconsin)

Date of Stay: March 28, 2010 Review Submitted: April 26, 2010

We chose to stay in Edisto so we could visit our son who is stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort. We had everything we needed at Mary's Dream, from wi-fi for my college student to fishing for my son in the Marine Corps, beach combing and boogie boarding for the 10 year olds, not to mention the historical sites and the kayaking trip, we all found plenty to do and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and comfortable and exceeded our expectations. We loved the non-commercialized environment on Edisto Island. The people were so friendly. We can't wait to come back next year.

Thank you Richard and Mary for the best vacation we have ever taken!

Kevin & Lisa

Keywords: Oceanfront, Beachfront, large decks,

More Details

Mary's Dream
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello All,

Our stay (once again) was so pleasant. Good weather, good food and good friends. We'd like to return next year.

Will you please schedule is for the same week in 2014?!
Sep 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Oceanfront! Mary's Dream; 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Sundecks & 1 covered porch!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 55 reviews
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Amazing home and vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We rented Mary's Dream for our yearly family vacation. We live in the Charleston area and were very aware of Edisto but had not vacationed there. We found Mary's Dream on the VRBO website (among others) and fell in love. The process of renting the home was efficient and very friendly. Richard and Brittany were helpful in so many ways from start to finish. The home itself is lovely and has amazing character. When they list it as "beachfront" they mean it. The ocean is visible from almost every vantage point in the home. We made it a habit to get up every morning for the sunrise and coffee from the front porch. The porches are amazing, the beds are comfortable, and the furniture/appointments are perfect for your vacation. Edisto is laid back and friendly. Everyone we encountered on the beach, at Sea Cow, at George and Pinks, Kings, BiLo, etc were wonderful. A great family vacation location and a true vacation home we plan on returning to whenever we can.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Best vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Good afternoon.

I just wanted to write you all and let you know how much we enjoyed Mary’s Dream and our Edisto vacation. It was certainly the best vacation we have had in some time. The home was wonderful, the beach was wonderful, and Edisto was amazing.

We hope to be able to book a week again next year.

Thank you!


  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

This is paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for creating such a lovely environment for us to share. We LOVE it!!! Rick, Jake and I are thrilled to be here. Jake took his first dip in the ocean today. We have enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, the views, and the tasteful decorating touches. We look forward to the remainder of our stay. I just wanted to let you all know...This is paradise. Take care. Helene, Rick & Jake.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

We had a WONDERFUL time! A perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We flew across the country to stay on a beach we had never heard of because we wanted to stay in a secluded family beach that we could swim on in October.

We were looking for the perfect beach house directly on the oceanfront without a lot of stairs with all the living area on one level that would sleep all 12 of us and we certainly found it in Mary's Dream. This home is the beach cottage you read about in family beach novels but with the addition of air conditioner. We did not use it much though; we opened up all of the windows and the breeze was great!

The pull out sofa bed became a real attraction! It is surrounded by white curtains and has a memory foam mattress (I've never seen a sofa bed with a memory foam mattress so I have to think they retrofitted it for this) and is surrounded by windows opening to the ocean. Two of us slept on it at night but we left it out around the clock and have many pictures of several of us who wandered over and laid down "for just a minute" but ended up taking a nap.

Thanks so much, Mary and Richard; you made the uncertainty of flying across the country much easier with all of the emails back and forth at 9pm (my time!). We are already planning on our vacation next year......


  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

A wonderful week at Mary's Dream

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mary and Brittany,

Thank you both for helping us to have such a wonderful week at Mary's Dream. The house itself was perfect. And I can't thank you enough for making the booking process itself so easy. My husband and I laughed that we don't feel like we know the island very well because we couldn't tear ourselves away from the porch! We decided that Mary's Dream needs to become part of our Vacation Rotation and we hope to return for a visit soon, certainly in the next year.

I wanted you to see how much our sweet Popsie enjoyed his stay as well. You'll also see his very small cousin Fenway there beside him on his bed. They both loved the porch!

Thank you again for a wonderful vacation!


  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

Best vacation we have ever taken

  • 5 of 5

Richard: We are still in withdrawal from our time at your haven...looking longingly now at the pictures. Best vacation we have ever taken...and we have had quite a few in a variety of beach and desert locations. It was the most relaxing for us and it was absolutely perfect for our 11 month old "fur-baby" (black lab) Mack. I will send a picture or two. He was able to be "free" on the deck while we were there reading or relaxing and then, of course, on the beach with us. OK....I will stop now..... Thanks again. Can't wait until next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are thrilled that you (and your fur baby) enjoyed our home - our fur-babies absolutely love it, as well! Just let us know when you are ready to book for next year!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charleston International
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Edisto Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall/Winter Season
Oct 23 2016 - Mar 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 5 2017 - May 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 14 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Season
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning fee $195
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holidays are extra. If you use the automatic price estimator it does not always have all the information so for a detailed quote inquire with us via email. Dog fee is per dog. Rates are subject to change without prior notice and your reservation is not considered confirmed until we have received your payment and signed Reservation Agreement.

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Edisto Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Spacious Sundecks, Outside shower with hot and cold water, Beds - 4Q, 2 twins,

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