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Murrells Inlet - Creekfront Deepwater with Dock - Just Add Boat!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Enjoy this renovated century old home on the creek in historic Murrells Inlet.

This large family home is perfect for families that enjoy the great outdoors.

The beaches of Garden City, Huntington, Litchfield, or Pawleys are only a short drive away. (or boat ride)

The vibrant shopping and entertainment of Pawleys Island, Litchfield, Garden City, & Myrtle Beach are only 15 minutes away!. The unspoiled beauty of the Inlet and its marshes are at your doorstep.

Kings Krest has plenty of room for the whole family. Four bedrooms allow for plenty of adults and/or children without giving up privacy.

Three porches provide for open-air dining on the eating porch, quiet relaxation on the sitting porch, or a seasonal open-air night on the sleeping porch. Wifi availability

The home also has a living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen. The back patio has a brick barbecue for large cookouts or oyster roasts, along with charcoal grills.

The dock was built in 2007. The child-safe upper dock is covered, and has lighting and electrical outlets.

The dock has running water and a sink, especially useful for cleaning your fresh catch. The floating dock can secure a boat of 20+ feet and has enough water at low tide to provide access to the ocean. (No boats allowed larger than a 24-25 feet, please.)

A ladder is available to help swimmers out of the water. Crab traps can be tied off the floating dock for a good harvest of blue and stone crabs in the spring and summer.

One of the best flounder holes in the Inlet is just off the front of the dock! And of course, the bounty of the Atlantic is just a ten minute boat ride away.

Kings Krest is loaded with character. The home is perfect for those looking to relax with many creature comforts. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy this historic one-of-a kind getaway!

Absolutely no house parties. We do not allow guests to have large parties, weddings, or other special events, as we are zoned residential.

History -

Prior to 1906, Archie Woodward purchased this property for $150 and built the house around 1909. In 1920, J.W. King of Raleigh, NC and his wife, Capitola Holiday King of Galivants Ferry, bought it as a summer home at an auction for $1,985. “King’s Krest” refers to the family surname and the high point on which the home sits.

The King’s three children shared time at their parents’ summer home through the late 1930s. In 1941, one son, Dr. William King, and his wife, Mary Catherine Carter King, (Mama Kate) took title to “King’s Krest.” Together with their children and grandchildren they spent many summers at the family home well into the 1960s. Today, it is the 50 members of the fourth, fifth and sixth King family generations who enjoy “King’s Krest.” For generations, the kids have swung on the wisteria vines, jumped off the dock’s railing, bounced on Oliver’s joggling board, begged for hush puppies at the Oliver’s Lodge back door, ran in the creek with Roosevelt “Rooster” Pickett and Bubba Love, hung out at the old government dock, visited Eason’s store and enjoyed the July 4th family reunions.

“King’s Krest” is filled with generations of family memories, including old water skis, fishnets and pencil sketches. Many of the black and white photos hail from Chip Smith, local photographer who lives in the tree house apartment over the garage, circa 1930, once home for the King’s servants. The tree is estimated to be 150 to 200 years old.

In the dining room is Mama Kate’s writing desk, which used to face south in the family room towards the sitting porch. The bell on the fireplace was used by Viola, the family cook, to summon the Kings for breakfast. Viola, who daily walked from her home in Brookgreen Gardens to work for the Kings, remained with the family into the early 1980s.

Though there is an eating porch off the kitchen, the dining room table, two green chairs and buffet date back to the first generation King matriarch. The table is set with Mama Kate’s everyday china from the 1940s.

The upstairs sleeping porch was screened in after WWII and filled with army cots to accommodate Dr. King’s own growing army of grandchildren, who slept here until the 1970s, when A/C arrived. Recently the upstairs and downstairs porches were remodeled.

The Inlet side of “King’s Krest” has always been the front of the house given an old road that ran between the creek and the houses. Notice the rope swing that has been hanging from the old oak tree since WWII. The boys nailed steps to the tree, making climbing easier. Over the past 60 years, the tree has grown over one of those steps.

Christmas mornings for Dr. King’s grandchildren at “King’s Krest” means a visit to Belin’s church service followed by a romp in the Inlet to gather seafood. King’s Krest Christmases set the tone for a warm, cozy, creek side holiday, adorned with natural magnolia, cedar and cypress greenery and shells.

Keywords: House & Deep Water Dock

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About The Owner

Prior to1906, Archie Woodward purchased this property for $150 and built the house around 1909. In 1920, J.W. King of Raleigh, NC and his wife, Capitola Holiday King of Galivants Ferry, bought it as a summer home at an auction for $1,985. “King’s Krest” refers to the family surname and the high point on which the home sits.

The King’s three children shared time at their parents’ summer home through the late 1930s. In 1941, one son, Dr. William King, and his wife, Mary Catherine Carter King, (Mama Kate) took title to “King’s Krest.” Together with their children and grandchildren they spent many summers at the family home well into the 1960s. Today, it is the 50 members of the fourth, fifth and sixth King family generations who enjoy “King’s Krest.” For generations, the kids have swung on the wisteria vines, jumped off the dock’s railing, bounced on Oliver’s joggling board, begged for hush puppies at the Oliver’s Lodge back door, jumped in the creek with Roosevelt “Rooster” Pickett and Bubba Love, hung out at the old government dock, visited Eason’s store and enjoyed the July 4th family reunions.

“King’s Krest” is filled with generations of family memories, including old water skis, fishnets and pencil sketches. Many of the black and white photos hail from Chip Smith, local photographer who lives in the tree house apartment over the garage, circa 1930, once home for the King’s servants. The tree is estimated to be 150 to 200 years old.

In the dining room is Mama Kate’s writing desk, which used to face south in the family room towards the sitting porch. The bell on the fireplace was used by Viola, the family cook, to summon the Kings for breakfast. Viola, who daily walked from her home in Brookgreen Gardens to work for the Kings, remained with the family into the early 1980s.

Though there is an eating porch off the kitchen, the dining room table, two green chairs and buffet date back to the first generation King matriarch.

The Owner purchased this house in 1920

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our King family met at Kings Krest to discuss the rental, upkeep, projects that need to be completed, and all finances of our property. We have a great time as we always share old family stories. Kings Krest is a wonderful rental property on the deep water creek! A new dock is presently being built following Hurricane Mathew. The home is in great shape and is ready for families and friends to enjoy!
Jan 2017
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Amenities

Murrells Inlet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - Downstairs - toilet , shower
    3 Outside Showers - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Upstairs back bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Upstairs front bedroom - 2 double
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Sleeping Porch - The porch is the perfect place for a nap in the hammock!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This room has access to the sleeping porch.
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Covered dock on creek with floating dock large enough to accommodate a 20'+ boat and/or jet skis. Dock is lighted with running water and fish cleaning station. Crab traps and other "creeking" items available. Public boat ramp three doors down. Walking distance to multiple seafood restaurants. Large lot (over 1 acre) can accommodate boats, trailers, extra autos, etc. Sleeping porch has hammock. Hammock hook-ups in yard under huge spreading oak tree and on covered dock.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Murrells Inlet - Creekfront Deepwater with Dock - Just Add Boat!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 48 reviews
5

Favorite week of the summer!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at King's Krest. The house was looking at its best, and the bathhouse was a great addition- my kids loved it! Couldn't ask for a better vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review of Kings Krest! So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return again soon! It is a fabulous home!
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North Augusta, SC
5

Kings Krest Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

My family loves Kings Krest! Especially the new outdoor shower house! We have everybody from the 70 year old to the 4 month old and we all call into bed very tired from the days fun! Of course there is the mandatory net in the hammock outdoors or in the upstairs porch! All that crabbing, fishing, swimming, boating, and singing too will wear you out! We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It certainly sounds like you had a wonderful time at Kings Krest!!! So glad you could vacation there and I know you look forward to returning one day soon!!!
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North Augusta, SC
5

Kings Krest is so wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Every year our family gathers at Kings Krest and every year it gets better. This year there is a new outdoor shower house! A great addition! Our family always makes memories. Swimming and sitting on the dock , the crabs were plentiful , porch and dock eating, boating, fishing,it's all there! We love going to Huntington State Park and Brookgreen Gardens too!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review of Kings Krest! So glad you enjoyed staying there and hope you can return one day soon!!! It is a wonderful home!
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5

Oh, What a Bath House!

  • 5 of 5

Of the many times I have visited King's Krest I must tell you that the bath house is the greatest addition to an already great inlet home. You family members did good on this one addition! Thanks and the stay was wonderful, house was clean and all WiFi, communications and appliances worked perfectly. We pulled the two grills around on the water side and cooked on grills amost every day. Thanks for having such a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review of Kings Krest!!! The new bath house is great, isn't it? So glad you liked it, too!!! Hope you can return again soon!! It is the perfect vacation home for family and friends!!!
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5

Inlet Life

  • 5 of 5

Wish I was there again this weekend! I can never get enough of the beautiful views, coffee in the morning while birds sing and play, moss dripping from the large live oaks as my eyes focus on the inlet view from the kitchen porch. It's the best way to start a day. I only wish my cup of coffee this morning back at home came with that view. Loved my time with family last weekend at King's Krest! Lots of laughs, good ole beach and rock music playing, and great chefs cooking up southern cuisine. To the lucky souls there this weekend, and the next... relax and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review of Kings Krest! You painted the perfect picture - as I can see the views and hear the sounds right now!! That house is so very special - so glad you were able to stay and take advantage of all that it has to offer! Please plan to return one day soon!!!
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41 0
Pawleys Island, SC
4

Wonderfully relaxing and charming...

  • 4 of 5

My family spent a wonderful week ay King's Krest! My father has always been an avid fisherman, and when he was placed under hospice care, my mother wanted to give him a week somewhere that he could fish and enjoy the salt water views with his family. Fortunately we found King's Krest! The house itself is charming and the only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the bathrooms and kitchen need a major update. I know the owners probably want to keep the vintage charm, but there are so many ways to update in keeping with the era. The kitchen was very well-stocked. The bedrooms are spacious and quaint and we did not feel the least bit cramped. The porches facing the creek were where we spent a majority of our time when we were not on the dock or in the boat fishing. It really did feel like we had stepped back to a much more simple, peaceful time. This was a perfect place for our family to spend quality time together. This was a week we will cherish. My dad has said several times that he wants us all to go back next October..same time, same place....

My prayer is that we will.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a wonderful stay at Kings Krest!!! It is a wonderful home for relaxing and spending time with family & friends!!! You feel like you are in a grandmother's home! Hope you can return again soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Myrtle Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Many bars within walking distance
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Huntington Beach
Car: necessary

Creek related activities include crabbing, shrimping, oysters, fishing, clamming, swimming, & boating. Boat rentals (daily/weekly) just one block away. Walking distance to some of the best seafood restaurants in South Carolina. Just a ten minute boat ride to the Atlantic Ocean. Public boat ramp just one block away.

No house parties, weddings, or large events.

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Rates & Availability

Murrells Inlet House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rate
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,885
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,385
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,885
 
 
Seasonal Rates
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,335
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
$2,335
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Aug 26 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$2,085
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly rental rates include departure cleaning and linen package (beds made, bath towels provided) and are subject to $40 reservation fee and a $400 refundable security deposit. Half of the total is due with a signed contract and final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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