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Oceanfront - True Edisto Beach Cottage - Porch on the Ocean

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

True Original Oceanfront Edisto Cottage on front beach, with Beachfront screen porch facing the water, sundeck facing the back side. One Full bath upstairs, Full beach bath downstairs. Extra Clean, well maintained and continually upgraded each year by the caring owner.

VCR & DVD, Osmosis Water in Kitchen & Ice Maker, Linens/Towels available for an additional fee

House Guest Book Comments, 'Just completed our 17th year in the best house on Edisto, see you next year, if not before' from Augusta, Georgia.

See Also Owners Other Listing Next Door!!

Oceanfront Downstairs 1 Bedroom Escape at the Atlantic's Edge [VRBO#28954]

Small Pets Considered


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More Details

Grace Sanders
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Grace Sanders

i have been coming to Edisto since a child, even when there were no paved roads. Our children spent the summers here and our grandchildren and great-grands like to visit. We feel very lucky that the island has not changed a lot over the years and is still a family beach.

Grace Sanders purchased this cottage in 1955

Why Grace Sanders chose Charleston Area

My father purchased this property in 1939. The first cottage was built in 1955 and his cottage in 1957. After his death in 1973 we remodeled the cottage and started renting it. By having our personal cottage next door, we can make sure everything is in tip top shape.

What makes this cottage unique

Will rent linens and towels if needed


Edisto Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • full bath upstairs, full beach bath downstairs. with shower only.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
VCR & DVD, Osmosis Water in Kitchen & Ice Maker, Linens/Towels available for an additional fee


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront - True Edisto Beach Cottage - Porch on the Ocean
average rating of 4.6 based on 25 reviews

Great weather, comfortable house.

  • 4 of 5

This house is small but clean and comfortable, with a beautiful view of the oceanfront. Hurricane Matthew hit Edisto very hard and they are refurbishing the beach with sand, which was needed badly. Our only complaint was that we weren't told about this and it made for a noisy week with dump trucks, cranes, etc interfering with our view and sounds of the ocean. Loved the location and house, however. It was like going back in time.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry about the noise. The home owners are not told the location on the beach they will be working., We talked to a supervisor working on the groins and thought the work on the groin would be finished from what he told us.
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Sister Sarah and me

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for us as my sister at 85 years is going blind and the elevation from the screen porch to the beach was perfect. I could just live on the screened porch facing the ocean. Everything was as advertised and very clean and well furnished. Quite area and I would certainly stay here again is circumstances allow.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad it was what you were looking for to accommodate your sister. I hope she enjoyed the view from the scene porch.
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Lovely beachfront cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were sold by the photo of the screen porch and were not disappointed. The cottage is cozy and quiet, a bit basic, not fancy, but clean and well equipped and just the getaway we wanted. (While there is bed space for 6, I'd be shy about having that many with only 1 bathroom.) In some ways I liked this area better than Sanibel Island which is more developed and commercial. This was a nice, comfortable place and we enjoyed a lovely 4 night Spring break getaway and would love to go back. Wifi worked great, plenty of towels, hot water, comfortable places to read. Didn't need the ceiling fans but they would be nice in warmer weather. Best part was eating all our meals on the screen porch and going to sleep to the sound of the ocean. Loved our long walks on the beach, had a great time renting bikes to ride around town and the state park-definitely plan on that. My complaint is about VRBO owners, not specifically Grace but, I've noticed that over the years they've been adding more fees. We've stayed in VRBOs from Maine to Hawaii and it used to be the price advertised was the price. Now however more and more people add on a cleaning fee and in this case, a linen fee and now VRBO (since being bought by Expedia) is adding a booking fee. Just feels disingenuous, I wish people would just be upfront from the beginning about the cost.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We do have a full beach bath downstairs that we clean each week and have a heater in it to use if chilly weather. Our renters with children tell us they like having it to use when outside or on the beach and don't have to take children upstairs
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Charleston, SC

Can't Wait 'Til Next Year!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first rental of this property. The cottage was lovely & well provisioned. It was literally less than 30 steps from the water's edge. When not on the beach, we were on the screened and covered back porch in the rocking chairs. The outdoor shower with hot and cold water was an additional convenience. We used the charcoal grill twice, and it was in excellent condition. We met Grace, the owner, when we went down to preview the unit. She's lovely!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed the week we spent at Edisto in this cottage. Small but has everything you need! Grace even came over, introduced herself and asked if everything was ok. The porch is the best - at high tide it's almost like actually being on the beach. This one's a keeper!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basking Ridge, NJ

So awesome, we came back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Grace's cottage for the second time and we have enjoyed our time each stay! The cottage is very comfortable and well furnished. It is always clean and has all the amenities we need! We loved eating breakfast outside on the screened in porch every morning, and then ended the night on the porch playing cards! The bed is actually better than mine, I don't wake up with a pain in my back. She has an osmosis system that I am really thankful for lol. And the view is the winner! Edisto is a great place to be, perfect for families, and Grace was great to work with. Hope to go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Charleston, S.C.
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Edisto Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Total Rates range from $775.00 to $2400.00 @ week plus $125 Cleaning plus 12% State and Local Taxes and Damage Deposit.
Contact owner for rates less than seven nights only during off season or within 2 weeks of Summer Season.

Deposit of 50% of total rental rate is due at time of booking to reserve the week. The balance of 50% is due 30 days before check in date. Deposit is due 30 days before check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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