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Charming Cottage, One Block to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This light and airy cottage is only one block to the beach. Each of the two bedrooms has its own private bath. One bedroom has a double bed, the other a queen bed. There is also a twin trundle bed on the sun room, which provides sleeping space for two. The sun room has a half bath and a door for privacy. It also serves as a sunny dining room and a sitting room. The screen porch has a dining area, comfortable sling chairs and a relaxing hammock, with room for two. The second story sundeck offers peeks at the ocean. It is a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee, a relaxing meal, reading or sunbathing in the Adirondack chairs or evening stargazing. Because the yard is shaded by a giant ancient cedar and many live oaks, the house and yard feel very private. The private outdoor shower has both hot and cold water. The back yard is fenced to protect children and pets.

The uncrowded beach is a magnet for local surfers and is also great for boogie boarding. You can swim, sail and kayak in the ocean or go out in the creeks canoeing, kayaking, fishing and crabbing. There are several great restaurants on the island and even more in Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan's Island and Charleston. The Shops of Mount Pleasant and King's Street in Charleston offer wonderful shopping opportunities. Downtown Charleston offers Historic Houses, theater and The Gibbes Museum. There is something for everyone!

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Mary Maclachlan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Mary Maclachlan

Our love of nature and the coast keeps us coming back to the Isle of Palms. We enjoy watching the birds and butterflies in our yard and the shore birds on the ocean and in the creeks. Our children now return here for visits from their present homes in Austin, Texas, Sacramento, California and Bologna, Italy. Mary and Morgan Maclachlan

Mary Maclachlan purchased this house in 1981

Why Mary Maclachlan chose Isle of Palms

When we moved to South Carolina in 1972 we came to the Isle of Palms as often as we could. We enjoyed the family friendly beach and the fact that it was less than 30 minutes to the beautiful, historic city of Charleston. When we had a chance to buy a cottage here in 1981 we jumped at the chance. We chose our house because it had a high lot with beautiful cedar trees. Only one ancient cedar tree survived Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The water came within a foot of our house, but the house and our newly built deck survived.

What makes this house unique

We love walking on the beach in the morning with our border collie Livvy. She can run off lead until 9:00 am and until 10:00 am in the winter months. It is amazing how much fun the dogs and their people have during this time. We like to go to the Charleston County Park, just up highway 17 and to the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge, a little further up highway 17 in Awendaw. Most of all we just like hanging out with family and friends in this beautiful place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Over the last few months several items have been left behind and are unclaimed, including 2 ipad chargers, grey towels, a pair of women's striped socks, a lavender women's sweater and pair of women's jeans. If any of these items belong to you and you would like the item back, please let me know.
Nov 2013
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Isle of Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Cottage, One Block to Beach
average rating of 4.780488 based on 42 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised and more. Cozy and comfortable, our winter get away was perfect!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It’s a great little cottage just a block from the beach! Our 3 pups LOVED the backyard area and keeping an eye on the people passing by from the trundle in the den. Beds are firm so if you like soft beds, this may not be the place. I prefer a firm bed so it was great. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect pet-friendly beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We're locals but rented the cottage for a few days for a birthday getaway while our house is under renovation. We brought our 3 dogs who enjoyed spending most of their time at the cottage resting in the screened in porch and exploring the small fenced in backyard. The cottage was clean and nicely decorated. The beds were a bit firm for my taste but there's a hammock on the screened in porch that fit my needs just fine. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking utensils. Easy access to the beach which is only one block away. This was a charming little cottage, reminiscent of a 1950s style home with modern add-ons. One of the 3 bathrooms is handicapped-friendly. The owner was pleasant and helpful when making the reservation. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gastonia, NC

Ideal beach cottage ... the way it is supposed to be!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property. Hearkened back to my youth when beach houses were not mansions but quaint quarters. We loved the porch and the roof deck ... and the backyard ... and all the nooks and crannies. Made for a relaxing break with easy beach access!! Wonderful hosts. Highly recommend!!! (Except for the dates that we want to book to come back!).

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is my 3rd time staying there and it was so peaceful and relaxing for me and my sweet dogs. I had to leave a day earlier on account of Hurricane Irma bringing her wrath. Mrs Mary was very nice about everything and I thank her once again for renting the "Charming Cottage" which it is. Already planning my trip for next year. A must for dog lovers.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.5%

You do need to bring your own sheets and towels. $100.00 of your $200.00 cleaning and damage deposit will pay for cleaning after you leave. The other $100.00 will be returned, assuming no damage to the property. Normal check in time is 4:00pm and check out is 11:00am. There is a maximum of 2 pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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