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3907 Palm Blvd - the Happy House Isle of Palms

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Welcome to our Happy House! My parents have owned this house since 1976 and it one of the only houses on the block that survived Hugo in 1989. We had cars and boats under the house, and we had the second story of a front beach house a block away resting calmly against the palm trees in the front of the house. Thank goodness for those palm trees! Needless to say, we were very fortunate.....very fortunate.

It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath Round house. It was designed and built by Air Force Major Walter Pillsbury in 1967...he was ahead of his league with round houses. In an article sent to me by his wife Pam last year, (from 1967)...."As if a hexagonal-shaped house weren't enough, the major crowned it with a steeple".

The coolest thing to me that Major Pillsbury did was what we have always called "the Bed in the Wall"!....there is a bed in the wall....a twin. I have grown over the years, but when I was 12 years old, I always called it! To me, that is one of our greatest features....needless to say I am now 45 years old. We also have a sleeper sofa.

We have totally rehabbed it this spring. Major had a steeple on top, but it was with deep regret, we had to replace it with a new roof and "Copala"....Mom and Dad just used to hang more plants up to catch the leaks...all good now, and thanks to our contractor Alex! I think the Pillsbury's would approve!

We have also replaced the deck, the bathroom (new tile, countertops, tub, shower, etc),new outdoor shower, and added a new set of stairs to the front. New paint in and out, gutters, etc.....

My Mom named it the "Happy House". It is very user friendly. And now pet friendly as well. It's a house that you can go in and not worry too much about messing up a $50 million dollar piece of furniture.....

We are across the street from the used to be able to see it...directly...until they built the monster sorry about that. My Dad used to always trim the trees for the views.....

We are very proud of what we have done these past few months. My husband, my sister, and myself, and our friend Alex and his team....incredible carpenters.

Our Dad has Alzheimer's, and I just wish we could take him there one more time....we can't, but I know he would be proud!!

It is a Happy House.... so welcome to our Happy House!!!

Keywords: The Happy House.....

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017


Isle of Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(25 traveler reviews)

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3907 Palm Blvd - the Happy House Isle of Palms
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews
Kingsport, Tennessee USA

Excellent Location at IOP, Wonderful Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd time my son and I stayed at the Happy House and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything is there that you need and the location is excellent. Walk across the road to the beach. The beach access is right there! I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the house at all.

The only negative I have to say about the entire trip is about the neighbors in the house behind us. They were LOUD and stayed up late at night. Even my 11 year old son complained about them being up too late at night. I know there is a noise ordinance there at IOP and I just wish they had complied with it like everyone else. But, there is always one in every crowd, I guess. This had nothing at all to do with the owners of the Happy House and it was not their fault by any means. I would definitely come back and stay at this house again. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and even with the neighbors being loud, still had a wonderful time. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Outdated furnishings, but delightfully old, cozy beach house with a private corner lot directly across the street from a public beach access.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Livable house in a great location!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and value

  • 5 of 5

 We really enjoyed our vacation at the "Happy House". The deck is very relaxing with plenty of seating. We grilled on the deck almost every evening while enjoying abundant shade and ocean breezes. As a matter of fact, when the grill ran out of gas, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivered another full bottle within an hour and free of charge.

The home is in a great location relative to the beach. It is also provides quick access to the downtown area, marina and other area attractions. The loop around driveway is convenient to both home entrances and makes parking hassle free.

Our family and 2 dogs have vacationed on the Isle of Palms and Folly Beach a number of times. We have a pretty good understanding of vacation rental prices relative to the amenities offered (proximity to beach, WiFi, Direct TV, pet friendly, etc.). This house is one of the better values on the Isle of Palms.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, but...

  • 1 of 5

The location is great, but the house was very dirty and unkept. All exterior and interior doorways had cobwebs. Beds very wobbly. Pillows stained, smelly, and way too used..cobwebs everywhere. Nothing fixed up,one of the bathrooms had tape on the outside bottom of the tub, between the tub and the floor, covering up something. House smelled of mold. Bugs and cockroaches in the house. Definitely NOT worth the money. I have listed only a few of the issues here, I don't have the time to list them all.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ashleigh, Thank you for your concerns. I am sorry that we are finding out about these issues after the fact. Wyndham, our property management could have helped you with your concerns, had they (we) been made aware of these problems. It is hard to address issues after one has checked out. Feel free to email me any of your other concerns. Despite your problems, we hope you had a great time at out Happy (old) House. Kat
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Great location had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks....kat
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Weekly rentals include linens and cleaning. NR pet deposit TBD. 2.5% credit card fee.

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