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For Beach Connoisseurs: the Real Thing!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

My grandmother convinced my father to buy the house in 1964 from an old girlfriend who was trying to raise money to get her manuscripts published. The "ex"? She wrote the NY Times bestseller "Charleston" and went on to be selected by Margaret Mitchell's heirs to write the sequel to "Gone With the Wind"! We have pictures of the house and beach at different periods of our family's involvement. Everyone who enters breathes a sigh of relaxation because of the beautiful views and open layout that invites the constant breeze and sea air. We have retained all of the charming and necessary features for full beach enjoyment such as a large porch looking out over the ocean with a comfortable sofa and chairs, a porch dining table with six chairs and room for more, and a hard to resist hammock. In addition, we have provided modern amenities such as Keurig cofee/cocoa/tea maker, wireless internet, Dish Satellite, Flat Screen TVs and DVD players. There are two additional televisions with DVD players in two bedrooms. Of course there is central heating and air.

Our favorite spots are the swing on the beach side, the lounge chairs on the deck that face the beach, and the dune deck that allows you to perch above the rest of the beach goers and watch the surfers and ships. The full kitchen with gas stove, gas grill, and dining room make it so you never have to leave this great spot to eat. However, there are fabulous restaurants on the Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island and downtown. It is a five-minute drive to Target and Towne Center, where there are boutiques, a movie theater, a Lowes, and a department store. There are dozens of highly rated golf courses within a 20-mile radius. All of the bedrooms have ceiling fans, blinds, functioning windows and screens to allow for the refreshing sea breeze. The HVAC is brand new. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, charming tile bathroom, two closets, and t.v. and DVD player. The other two bedrooms on the main floor, twin and queen, have built-in dressers and full closets, and share a bathroom with shower and tub. The first floor bedroom has twin beds, its own bathroom, and two showers adjacent to it. Downstairs is another den with TV and a futon/bunk bed perfect hang out for teens!

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Devon Hanahan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Devon Hanahan

This is a family house. We enjoy it with children and cousins of multiple ages, and there is something for everyone. We live in Charleston and use the house when we can, so it is kept in prime condition and we have rented the house for more than 40 years, so we know what needs to be done to create a positive experience for renters. We are in the process of passing the house to our sons for estate planning purposes and to continue the tradition, thereby preserving the house for the family for a third generation, and more, we hope!

Devon Hanahan purchased this house in 1964

Why Devon Hanahan chose Charleston Area

The Isle of Palms is a safe, welcoming, and supportive community. You can walk to the grocery store, post office, restaurants, ice cream, and seafood store. The playground is in walking distance and has tennis courts, a basketball court, gym, soccer, football, and baseball fields. The public park with lifeguards is within sight of our house.

What makes this house unique

We are located in between two of the public access paths, so we are away from the crowds! This is the best surfing area on the beach- the best break is just the to the left of our dune path. We have a full beach and do not experience erosion problems since we are in the middle of the island. We love to look for loggerhead turtle nests and have witnessed both the laying and hatching of eggs and do a lot of running and biking on the beach and on the bike path on the marsh side of the island. All of our friends (even the ones who live here on the Island!) love to come to this house to go to the beach!


Isle of Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Bathroom
    Thomas's room - 2 twin/ single
    Will's room - 1 queen
    Downstairs bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 2 twin/ single
  • Also a bunk bed downstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional deck on top of sand dune, right at beach, with rocking chairs and fresh water Great surfing area


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(18 traveler reviews)

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For Beach Connoisseurs: the Real Thing!
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 18 reviews
Raleigh, NC

What a memorable week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family get-together was wonderful and relaxing in this charming house. The pictures don't tell the whole story--the furniture is lovely, the kitchen is well stocked, the house was very clean and well maintained, and the location is perfect. Beach access is easy, and the dune deck is a great place to sit above the activity and watch people from your own private perch. We enjoyed being able to see the big cargo ships and cruise liners going by without even leaving the screen porch. The owners are terrific communicators who obviously care about their renters being satisfied. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmont, CO, USA

Unbeatable location

  • 5 of 5


Spacious screened porch, great view, short walk to the ocean

The Dune Deck -- can leave beach paraphernalia there

Good view toward the water from inside the house

10-min walk to grocery store, a few minutes more to downtown IOP, via either sidewalk or beach


Not the newest house at IOP, but so what?

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You all took such good care of the house, and we can't wait to have you back! :-)
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Overall good experience

  • 4 of 5

My family had a great time visiting Isle of Palms. The house had plenty of space and the beds were very comfortable! The kitchen was larger than it appeared in the pictures which was great because we cooked most of our meals. The porch was also a really nice space to sit and enjoy the early mornings before it got really hot outside. Devon is very responsive and was very easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lindsey! Glad y'all had fun! I'll send your earrings ASAP. :-)
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Awesome location, great owners and fantastic for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with a group of 10 other guys for a long weekend. Lots of beds and other places to sleep including a trundle bed.

Location is absolutely out of this world, right on the beach. Owner very responsive with questions and super friendly. Will be back with the family at some point in future!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such great care of the house! I enjoyed having you all there and look forward to your coming again! :-)
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Best location on IOP

  • 5 of 5

With building Charleston traffic it's important to rent close to the IOP connector and this house is it. The rental has charm and views for days. Owner is great to work with. While the house is great, the best part is the boardwalk deck, the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon cocktail watching the beach. Highly recommend this house, best bang for your buck in town.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Downstairs is not a conditioned space, but one bedroom downstairs has a window unit. The downstairs smells of mold and mildew due to the low light, humidity, and stagnant air. This is caused by being open to the wet outdoor conditions. Upstairs needs a good cleaning and organizing. The porch is nice and the location is nice. Luckily it was a bunch of guys who stayed with me that weekend because the girls would not have slept there. The water heater is not large enough to provide hot water to multiple showers running at once, so time out your showers before going out to dinner wisely. I would recommend bringing your own sheets, towels, pillows, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies. I wouldn't recommend anyone sleeping downstairs due to the mold and mildew. Also we could not find the corn hole game anywhere. The horse shoes were two rebar poles stuck in the ground and only managed to find one VERY rusty horse shoe and one blue horse shoe.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of our sheets and towels are washed carefully in hot water. The downstairs is more damp because it is more exposed to the outside, and guess what- humidity and salt air feel different on the beach than back at home. Our house is kept impeccably clean, and I would like to point out two things: "anonymous" came right after three days of flooding rain, which I can't control, and also left the house such a wreck that my cleaning service called me to complain.
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Kite boarding store nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.