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Terrific Bang for Your Buck

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The T-house, built from Cypress wood in the 1970’s, is loaded with charm, color, and incredible light. Only a short two blocks to the beach, it’s likely one of the best values on the island with it’s remodeled bathrooms, hardwood floors and living room furniture. The house offers three comfortable bedrooms.

The kitchen walls are pegboard, Julia Child style, as we are a family that loves to cook. I've included regional cookbooks for you to try during your stay including some favorite Low Country favorites.

With yearly upgrades the T-house is a terrific bang for your buck, and any season will offer you something special. It's a perfect spot for special occasions, holiday's or a romantic getaway.

The spacious great room with it's cathedral ceilings, give you a sense of being in a tree house as the house is surrounded by Palmetto Palms and Live Oak trees. It’s the perfect size for a small family, honeymooners, nature lovers, retirees, empty nesters, history buffs and artists. You’ll love having your morning coffee on the back porch while bird watching in the nearby lagoon.

My family and I have been going to Edisto since the late 1970’s and have watched the island develop in wonderful ways. Located 40 miles south of Charleston, Edisto Island it's chocked full of fun activities including a variety of shops and restaurants. You'll be intrigued with the island’s native beauty, it’s history and the friendliness of the permanent residents.

The preservation of Edisto's history, coupled with its careful development and conservation efforts have helped it become one of the best family beaches in South Carolina. Free of high-rise hotels and traffic lights, its charm is still intact.

The island’s grocery store is a friendly laid back spot run by natives, where you can shop for groceries, wine and beer. A liquor store is next door, and two produce stands on the island offer produce in season. When you are ready to dine out, some of my favorite spots include Po Pig's Barbeque, The Old Post Office, SeaCow Eatery and The Plantation Grill where you will find low country cooking and fresh seafood. If you prefer to cook, my kitchen is well stocked and there are produce stands and two local seafood businesses that provide freshly caught fish and shrimp year round.

For golfers, the islands newly restored golf course, The Plantation Course of Edisto, is reminiscent of a scene out of Jurassic Park--it’s only missing the dinosaurs. I’m told those that have golfed there have really enjoyed the course.

For nature lovers, a wonderful bike path wraps around the island and bikes and kayaks are available to rent at “Edisto Essentials.” The nearby Ace Basin Wildlife Preserve, which also houses one of the island's plantations, is a must do for lovers of wildlife, and if you want to surround yourself with nature you might like a kayak tour that meanders through the wildlife preserve. To top it all off, the island recently opened Botany Bay Plantation which you can tour yourself, or take a guided ecotour of the area that provides you with an unspoiled beach. Highway 174, your route on to the island, was recently named one of America's most scenic highways.

If you fish, Edisto Water Sports and Tackle offers both in shore fishing charts, which run in the creeks as well as off- shore offering deep water fishing in the Atlantic. Islanders can be seen seen fishing and crabbing, shrimping in the creeks around the island.

Fun local shops and galleries are sprinkled throughout the island and are perfect for rainy day shopping.

For church goers, I’ve found all of the churches to be welcoming. The historic Presbyterian and Episcopal churches with on site graveyards are listed on the Historic S.C. register. If you like gospel music, you will find it alive and well on Sunday morning at the local African American Baptist church on the island.

If you are up for a day trip, you’re situated between historic Charleston, Beaufort and Savannah. Charleston is the closer of the three, but they are all worth a visit and equally unique. You'll get everything from fine dining, history, carriage rides, boat tours that take you to places like Ft. Sumter. You'll discover museums chocked full of history, art galleries and antique stores and best of all wonderful historic homes, many which are on tour. The cities have it all.

Maybe you want to escape winter and visit this quiet, lovely island with few tourists, or perhaps you love the fall and cooler weather when oyster season begins and the shrimp are abundant. If spring is your favorite season you’ll find azaleas and wisteria vines in full bloom while watching the marsh come alive in shades of lime green. For many of us, it’s the summer that lures us to the ocean to escape the summer heat and enjoy the full bustle of the island and that’s when you will experience Edisto in full swing.

Regardless of when you choose to come to Edisto, each season has it’s own mystery and beauty. So if you’re ready to get out of your rat race and kick off your shoes, then this could be your little piece of paradise. Come stay with us at the T-house, 404 Jungle Rd. You’ll be very glad you did!

Linens are available for rental on the island through Edisto Essentials, or you can bring your own. Optional cleaning service is available upon departure and my local realty service is there to assist you with any necessary needs.

This home rents for weeks only June, July and August. Shorter stays may be available Sept - May with a 3 day minimum.

No Smoking. No Pets. No Linens. Refundable security deposit or damage waiver. Optional travel insurance and departure cleaning are available.

Mature, responsible and fun loving adults.

To inquire about renting please contact at the numbers or e-mail below.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Ginger Pinson

Keywords: A-Frame House

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Ginger Pinson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2016

About Ginger Pinson

I am a photojournalist working for a paper in the Upper Midwest. I love interior and garden design and am an advocate for protecting the environment. This T-house of ours is one of my passions. Located in the midst of my ancestral roots, 40 miles south of Charleston, I come to this gorgeous sea island of Edisto to rejuvenate myself twice a year, to unplug and relax, to visit tidal creeks and marsh areas, to see ocean views and wildlife. All of these things help prepare me for the long winters which I experience in the upper Midwest. It is unlike anything else on the coast of South Carolina. I paint, I redecorate, I cook, I visit local shops, I connect with nature and the beach, I visit old friends, and I get the house in the best shape possible for my renters.

2012 has been another fabulous year at the T-house with travelers from all over the country coming to enjoy our home while they explore the low country area.

Be sure and read the guest comments to see the fun things that folks are discovering about Edisto and the lowcountry area. I look forward to hearing from you and hope that you choose the T-house as your vacation spot this year and in year's to come.

Ginger Pinson purchased this house in 1978

Why Ginger Pinson chose Charleston Area

Because Edisto is off the beaten path, it has retained integrity and history that other coastal areas no longer have.

What makes this house unique

My house was custom decorated by me and is filled with colorful art and fabrics. I love beauty and I like for my surroundings to be attractive, so I have worked to make that happen for my guests who stay at the T-house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mrs. Ginger,

I had the best vacation ever! I loved the time when we went on the boat at Island Cove. We went really far on the boat. We went so far we were about 2,000 yards from the beach and where there were many big waves that splashed us in the face.

We brought out bikes so we could bike everywhere. We rode them to Thirsty Fish, the Ice Cream Shop and Curly Girl, the SeaCow Eatery and the Edisto Surf Shop. The best part was going crabbing, catching crabs and hermit crabs and watching the sunrise.

Thank you for letting us stay,


Buford, GA.
Jul 2012
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Terrific Bang for Your Buck
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Athens, Georgia, USA

Top choice on Edisto

  • 5 of 5

Our family visits Edisto several times each year, and our fall 2015 stay at the T-house was our best experience yet. This lovely, welcoming home is thoughtfully appointed with a soothing, comfortable decor. The light is fantastic, the kitchen is well-stocked, and every detail is considered. The location is ideal, with easy access to grocery and seafood markets, bicycle rentals, restaurants and the state park. We cycled or walked everywhere, and it was lovely to leave our car behind. Ginger is a pleasure to work with, and we will hope to stay at the T-house on all of our future visits. Highly recommended for a relaxing, lovely beach retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, United Kingdom

An unusual, delightful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many places, ranging from B&Bs to fine hotels. This holiday rates among the best Ive had. Ginger's house is light, cheerful, tastefully decorated and well equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities and an excellent heating/air conditioning system. She has thoughtfully supplied reading materials that include novels, guidebooks and cookbooks. I have lovely memories of sitting in the rocking chair on the back porch, looking at the beautiful live oak trees, draped in Spanish moss, listening to the birds and watching the wildlife in the early mornings.

We followed advice from Ginger and previous travellers and bought good, home made ready meals from George and Pinks and Kings Market. We enjoyed our breakfasts at the Seacow eatery and at McKonkeys Jungle Shack (who also supplied us with free Wifi).

We went on a interesting boat trip on the ACE basin with a marine biologist as our guide.

The highlight of the trip was our attendance at the Sunday morning service of First Baptist church. The congregation were welcoming and the singing superb.If those Gospel singers were to perform in London, they would receive a standing ovation.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the T-House in February 2011, and spent a truly wonderful vacation there. Without knowing we had picked a very sunny week for this time of the year, and we so enjoyed the mild weather. We took many trips to Charleston, walked the city, did a carriage ride there, checked out the Children's Museum of the Low Country, the Charleston Aquarium, and visited Middleton Place, a wonderful plantation with amazing wildlife and blooming English Gardens. Botany Bay Plantation proved to be very worthy a trip as well. We plan to be back to the Island some time. Thank you for a memorable vacation in such a nice home! We loved the interior and especially the curtains!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Paul, MN

We spent a thoroughly rel...

  • 5 of 5

We spent a thoroughly relaxing month in this house mid March to mid April 2009. It has everything you might need..nice walk to the beach, bike hop to the Piggly Wiggly (to get morning newspaper) and close enough to Charleston to go in if you want.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Charleston, SC
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Pavilion, Palmetto Blvd
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Plantation Golf Course - Wyndham Ocean Ridge
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Charleston, SC AMTRAK
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 174
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sea Cow, Jungle Road
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Edisto Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 11 2017 - Mar 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 10 2017 - May 11 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 12 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Aug 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Jan 10 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Reservation Fee and/or non-refundable Damage Waiver or refundable Security Deposit is required

50% of base rental rate is due within 10 days of booking by credit/debit or check. Balance of rent + taxes + fees is due 30 days before arrival. If arrival is within 30 days of booking, full balance is due at booking

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Edisto Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private off Master Bedroom
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bath between 2 Guest Rooms
  • 2 full bathrooms, each with toilet, sink. Master bathroom has shower. Second bathroom toilet, sink and a tub/shower combination.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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