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Charming Cottage, One Block to Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

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 Charleston Area

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage, One Block to Beach
average rating of 4.827586 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful space, perfect for my family and dogs!

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect fit for my little family. It has a lovely sun room, screened in porch with hammock, and fenced in yard! We were very comfortable, everything was very clean, and it was easy to get to the beach!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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woodruff s.c.

better than we expected

  • 5 of 5

Looks small from outside but it was very roomy and very clean. which is the most important thing to me. nicely decorated quiet neighborhood short walk to the beach but not an ocean view we definitely reccomend this cottage

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Gem at IOP

  • 4 of 5

My husband, our two dogs, and I had a wonderful time at IOP. This little home was a short walk to the beautiful beach at IOP, where our furry friends ran their hearts out. The location of this cottage is superior. The neighborhood is perfect for riding bikes and walking the dogs. The location is also close to our two favorite restaurants, Long Island Cafe and Sea Biscuits Cafe. And the drive to Charleston is not too far. We loved enjoying our coffee and wine in the fenced in backyard with the dogs. The house appears to have been freshly painted on the outside.

The kitchen is small but adequate, the 2 1/2 bathrooms are wonderful, and the sun room is fabulous! For the price, it is a little piece of heaven. The beds could be improved.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love IOP and staying at this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My review is a bit late but wanted to get this out here. Once again we had a splendid time at Mary and Morgans lovely beach cottage! In the last 2 years, we’ve spent several weeks here, including multiple times in the summer, fall, the great October flood of 2015 and just this past Thanksgiving. We hope to be back several times again this year too.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your kinds words. It was nice that we got a chance to meet you, your husband and your cute doggies this time.
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Another great visit!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit to the Charming Cottage and will not be our last. Great location, (hot, sunny) weather, beautiful beach and fun with family! We unplugged (by choice, there is perfect wi-fi there) for a week not checking email, facebook or twitter. Only checked phones to look for any calls or texts a few times. Such a delightful place to unwind and relax! The house had everything we and the pups needed. Thanks Mary!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 3 of 5

Great location, one block from the beach, 15 min from Charleston. Great layout to the house, perfect for up to five people. Added bonus, the beach allows dogs off leash until 9 AM. The owner was very easy to deal with and helpful. This was one of the few non mega size houses in the neighborhood so more affordable for us. This was my second trip here, I will return if I can.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Isle of Palms House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.5%

You do need to bring your own sheets and towels. You can pay $100.00 to have the house cleaned after you leave or you can do your own cleaning and the house will be checked. Normal check in time is 2:00pm and check out is 11:00am. There is a maximum of 2 pets.

I prefer to be paid by check, but am able to accept both paypal and major credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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