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Serenity-by-the-Sea - Summer Rentals Underway - Book NOW!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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


***** 5-STAR PROPERTY ***** Read our reviews

Serenity–by-the-Sea, a Victorian beach cottage re-creation, is set among white picket fences with its own rose garden. Located on a quiet, palm tree-lined cul-de-sac only 100 walking steps from the beach in the most sought-after area of the resort. The home’s architecture evokes a simpler, quieter, relaxed atmosphere to allow enhanced enjoyment of Wild Dunes island living and Charleston’s deep historic tradition.

This 2200-square-foot home, built oversized by the developer, features an open floor plan broken only by the wood-burning fireplace. The main living area, featuring 10-foot ceilings, includes a living room, dining room and kitchen opening to the largest screen porch in Seaside. The porch is large enough for lounging and dining under two ceiling fans and two large skylights.

This spacious house features three bedrooms; two master suites with private baths - one with king bed, the second with queen bed. One master includes a large sitting area with its own TV and DVD player. The third bedroom, located just off the living room, shares the bath that opens to the living area. All beds come complete with luxurious 600 thread-count cotton sheets.

Porches are the central theme of all the Seaside houses. A large front porch with old-fashioned rocking chairs and porch swing is perfect for greeting friends and neighbors walking by on their way to all the social activities at the nearby Grand Pavilion. The expansive back screened porch is perfect for outdoor dining and lounging in softly-cushioned sofas and chairs while still having enough room for the oversized hammock. Even in inclement weather the screen porch offers plenty of space to snooze or read a book while listening to the rain on the tin roof. Eight sets of French doors provide abundant light and access from all rooms to one of the porches.

No vacation home is complete without the required entertainment accessories. A flat screen TV with high-definition cable service in the living room, and flat screeen TVs in all bedrooms allow everyone to view their favorite programming. Wireless high-speed Internet access is included, keeping email available to those who need it.

Staying within the gated community of Wild Dunes affords great relaxation for family members of all ages. Seaside guests also enjoy access to three Grand Pavilion pools and Wild Dunes beaches just steps away. Whether relaxing on the beach, at the pool, or enjoying iced island drinks at the Grand Pavilion, there is something for everyone during your relaxing visit in South Carolina’s Low Country.

Guest Comments

'The house is fabulous - very comfortable and accommodating. It feels like we are sitting in a friend's home not a rental! Our daughter had some girlfriends come visit and we loved eating and talking on the fabulous screen porch. Thank-you for the fresh flowers and evereything you did to make our stay so special. We would love to come back and stay again.' Mike and Linda - Lynchburg, Va.

'Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cottage. We felt like we were visiting someone's home rather than renting a vacation cottage. Your love for this home is very apparent, and we loved it as well. We hope to return, if you'll have us. Thanks again. It was a pleasure to meet you! The fresh roses were wonderful! You're the best!' Larry and Jan - Cleveland, Ohio

'A very comfy, cosy house with extremely accommodating owners. It was a pleasure to meet you! Heaven is definately a little closer in a house by the sea!' Alick and Joan - Ontario, Canada

'Thank-you for renting your home! You have a perfect location for the beach, pools, market and play yard. Thank-you for the movies and games. You provide a beautiful experience and southern hospitality. We look forward to seeing you soon!' Frank and Kim - Cincinnati, Ohio

Keywords: Home, private, quiet, recommended, relax, beach, golf, tennis, pavilion

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

What makes this house unique

We are oceanside in the Seaside section of the Grand Pavilion. Near enough -- less than 5 minutes walk -- to the main area of the pavilion to enjoy the pools (which only Seaside Grand Pavilion renters are now allowed to use in the daytime), evening music and entertainment and the grand pavilion cafe and bar -- but far enough away-- to still retain the quiet and solitude for true relaxation. We are also within 5 minutes walk to the center of the resort including The Lettered Olive, Hudson's Market, the tennis center and the Harbor golf shop. You don't need to get in the car to enjoy most of Wild Dunes finest

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love playing tennis everyday, hitting golf balls at the range, and playing a few rounds of golf!

We absolutely loved the screened-in-porch and dining alfresco, reading and napping clearly a favorite spot of the week!!!

We ABSOLUTELY LOVE the HOSPITALITY you have provided us this week. Truely the best of everything, from comfy beds, plush towels, great beach chairs any and everything we could have wanted. THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND COMFORT - EXQUISITE!!!! Thank-you so much!!!!!
Jun 2010
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Isle of Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Suite 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Suite 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 3 connects to outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite One
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master Suite 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Third Bedroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor rain shower; Beach Cart filled with beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and fun toys for adults and kids! Glorious Fall Sunsets on the beach with Sullivan's Island Light House in the view!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Great location near the resort center with beach and pool access.

  • 5 of 5

Best equipped beach house ever; all appliances including double door side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, double oven and microwave, multi-size Keurig beverage maker and Margaritaville frozen drink machine.

Clean and well taken care of with over abundance of towels and personal care items. Recommendations for grocery stores, restaurants and sightseeing. Honestly described on VRBO. Very professional process with good information shared for all phases of the rental experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David! Thanks for your kind review. We hope to meet our guests needs so they can enjoy Charleston and the beach to the fullest. We look forward to your return! Linda and Todd
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Great house, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this property 5/4-5/7/17 for a girls' weekend with 4 other ladies. We thoroughly enjoyed this house. The screened in porch out back is amazing, the house is very well equipped and the owner so easy to work with. The beach and pool are just a short walk away. We would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage by the sea!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I walked into this cottage, I loved it - the beach decor, the colors, the front porch with the rocking chairs, the screened in back porch and the casual feel of the place. It is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy. We were fortunate with the weather and were able to eat all our meals at the table on the screen porch, and afterwards, sit in the wicker rocker or on the wicker sofa and put our feet up. If it were raining, it would be a perfect place to sit a read a book with the rain as background white noise. The kitchen is well-equipped, probably the most well-equipped of any VRBO I've rented. We especially appreciated the beach chairs, the beach umbrella and the beach cart that are provided for renters. It was nice not to have to bring our own chairs and carry everything to the beach. The location is perfect too for going back and forth to the beach, be it for lunch, or to walk down at night to see the stars. It's also conveniently located for a day trip into Charleston. One other note, many of the places we looked to rent were townhouses or had more than one story. One member of our group was 89 years old and it was wonderful to be on one level. There are steps up to the unit, but other than that everything is on the same level. Ours was a short visit. I hope we'll return and rent for longer next time!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern VA

Beautiful home, great location, lovely owners!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about this home. Superb location in Wild Dunes resort, close to Charleston's great sight seeing, shopping and restaurants. Beach walkway is right across the street. Quiet cul de sac. Walk to the resort's pools, restaurants, bike rental, shops, golf, ice cream shop. We loved that it was a private, quiet home but we still had access to the resort stuff. That said it NEVER felt crowded at the pool, shops, etc. The home is warm, welcoming with a large open space. 3 nice bedrooms, 3 full baths. It was perfect for our family of 4. Decorated beautifully in southern charm/cottage style. The porches are fabulous. Absolutely lovely flowers, gardens and landscaping. Great covered areas to relax on, read a book and sit out the thunderstorms :) The home is extremely well stocked right down to beach towels, flip flops, hats, books/magazines, a hammock on the rear screen porch. The rear screen porch is HUGE and ceiling fans kept it comfortable even in the SC heat and humidity. Loved loved it and we are past VRBO owners ourselves. Our compliments to the owners and it was so nice meeting one of them! Also LOVED taking care of the plants on the porch :) Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor

Great stay, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable, with all the amenities and more that we might want for our week's stay. We drove into Charleston and other historic sites several times, and it was very refreshing to come back to this comfy, quiet home in a lush, gated community. We had planned the trip for Feb. but encountered a health issue and the trip had to be postponed; the owner accommodated us to change the dates. Thank you also for all your quick replies to our questions and your helpful suggestions. We went to almost all the restaurants on your list -- The Wreck, and Magnolias are standouts. We highly recommend the cottage and the kind and caring owners.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Serenity by the Sea - SUPER location for a non ocean front home!!! House was very well equipped and the owners were very accommodating. We go to Charleston every year (LOVE IT!) and this was one of our favorite homes to stay. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coastal Provisions
Seafood Restaurant
Dunes Deli
Huey's Southern Eats
Southern Restaurant (US)
Isle of Palms Marina
Morgan Creek Grill
Seafood Restaurant
The Refuge
New American Restaurant
Long Island Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Isle of Palms County Park
Café Paname
Coffee Shop
Luke 'n Ollie's Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Banana Cabana
Seafood Restaurant
Coda Del Pesce
Italian Restaurant
Coconut Joe's Beach Grill
Island Joe's Ice Cream & Espresso
Ice Cream Shop
Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
Traditional Restaurant
The Dinghy
Bar & Grill
Sea Biscuit Café
Windjammer (The)
Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Seafood Restaurant
Yamato Japanese steakhouse
Japanese Restaurant
Crave Kitchen & Cocktails
Cocktail Bar
Gilligan's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Opal Restaurant & Bar
Mediterranean Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
The Mac Daddy Foodtruck
Fast Food Restaurant
Charleston National Golf Club
Tasi Bites & Blends
Health Food Restaurant
DeRoma's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Wild Wing Cafe
Chicken Wings Restaurant
Wasabi of Mount Pleasant
Sushi Restaurant
Jack's Cosmic Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Mamma Brown's BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Not Just Franks Cafe
Tidal Grounds Coffee
Coffee Shop
Pier 41
Seafood Restaurant
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Eggs Up Grill
Breakfast Restaurant
Matt's Pizza Dept
Pizza Restaurant
On Forty-One
Southern Restaurant (US)
Golden Bowl NO MSG
Chinese Restaurant
A Dough Re Mi Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Sushi Taro Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Ladles Soups
Soup Restaurant
Guadalajara Bar & Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar
Piano Bar
Umi Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Carmen Y Juan's
Mexican Restaurant
Charleston Sports Pub Mount Pleasant
Sports Bar
Marco's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Tsunami Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charleston International Airport (CHS)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Wild Dunes
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Wild Dunes
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 17
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Wild Dunes
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Wild Dunes
Car: recommended

History -- Charleston Historic Home and Ashley River Plantation Tours; Shopping -- Tanger Outlets and Charleston's King Street; Sullivan's Island -- Quarterly Lighthouse Tours and Fort Moultrie National Monument; On the Water -- Sunset Cruises, EcoTours, USS Yorktown, CSS Hunley, Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie, sailboat rentals, paddle boarding rentals


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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