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For Beach Connoisseurs: the Real Thing!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 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 day
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Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

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 30 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 Isle of Palms

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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(21 traveler reviews)

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For Beach Connoisseurs: the Real Thing!
average rating of 4.285714 based on 21 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: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Laid back island home. Location second to none !

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Beachfront ! Owners so very accommodating and easy to work with. I would recommend this house highly to those looking for a laid-back classic beach getaway

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a perfect cozy beach house! There was an awesome screened porch on the back with plenty of seating that was a favorite every morning and night to sit and enjoy the beautiful view! We had the best time!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad y'all had fun, and thank you for taking care of the house! Come back! ☺
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Nice place...

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice time... Devon was very nice person guiding n answering our queries and informative before our trip. Place was looking as promised. Thumbs up !!!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Sarvanan! We enjoyed having you! :-)
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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: August 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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lindsey! Glad y'all had fun! I'll send your earrings ASAP. :-)
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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)
Isle of Palms Marina
Morgan Creek Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Seafood Restaurant
Dunes Deli
Coastal Provisions
Seafood Restaurant
Yamato Japanese steakhouse
Japanese Restaurant
Gilligan's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Opal Restaurant & Bar
Mediterranean Restaurant
Crave Kitchen & Cocktails
Cocktail Bar
Thai Restaurant
The Mac Daddy Foodtruck
Fast Food Restaurant
Tasi Bites & Blends
Health Food Restaurant
DeRoma's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Huey's Southern Eats
Southern Restaurant (US)
Guadalajara Bar & Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar
Piano Bar
The 450 Pizza Joint
Pizza Restaurant
Dunleavy's Pub
High Thyme Cuisine
American Restaurant
Poe's Tavern
American Restaurant
Home Team BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
Mexican Restaurant
Charleston Sports Pub Mount Pleasant
Sports Bar
Marco's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Tsunami Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Great Wall Of Mt Pleasant
Chinese Restaurant
Napa Mount Pleasant
American Restaurant
QDOBA Mexican Eats
Mexican Restaurant
The Obstinate Daughter
Eclectic Restaurant
Sushi Taro Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Tea House
Ladles Soups
Soup Restaurant
Sullivan's Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
THE CO-OP Sullivan's Island
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant

Kite boarding store nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.