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Nature Retreat - Enjoy Nature and Privacy (Monthly Rates Too)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,010 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Our Nature Retreat in Seabrook Island's coveted Creek Watch Villas boasts a spectacular view of a tidal marsh, with osprey, green heron, blue heron, king fishers and deer regularly making an appearance. Seabrook has more species of birds than any other area in South Carolina. One can access the marshes easily from the boat landing (kayaks and canoes are welcome!). There is a crabbing dock on premises as well for a unique catch-and-eat dining experience. Families of all ages will enjoy bike rides on the beach, daily dolphin sightings just feet from the shoreline, fishing and crabbing in the ocean, lagoons and marshes and unique seashell collecting.

This exclusive gated community also offers a shared pool just steps away from your villa, a full-sized equestrian center that provides both trail and beach rides and a nearby marina for boat rentals. Affordable and luxurious, this retreat has something for everyone!

Seabrook Island is a private resort located 23 miles south of famous (historic) Charleston. Seabrook’s 2200 acres of maritime forest provide peaceful seclusion and wondrous nature viewing, including over 80 species of birds, varied wildlife and endless majestic oaks. There is a private Seabrook Island Club that has its own (not amenities such as golf, tennis and club pool. These amenities are not available to villa renters. Villa renters do have access to the Lake House with gym and indoor/outdoor pool, villa pool, beaches, playground, volleyball, basketball, trails and equestrian center.

The Island’s two and a half miles of pristine beaches are uncrowded and easily accessible, with boardwalk paths and ample parking. The islands 25 mile speed limit and rental services provide a safe, fun biking, rollerblading and fitness experience.

The equestrian center offers everything from pony rides to advanced trail rides to the beach. Nature cruises, kayaking, boat rentals and dolphins tours are available at the adjacent Bohicket Marina, which also has several restaurant selections.

There is a medical facility and bank, as well as a wide range of exclusive shopping, at Fresh Fields Village less than a mile from the gate. All of these activities and peaceful seclusion make it hard to leave. No Smoking, Please!

Keywords: Loft - Villa

More Details

Owner
Barry
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 5, 2018

About Barry

Barry and Lisa are locals to the Charleston area and currently live on Seabrook. This villa was our retreat with our children to enjoy the beach and nature. We loved it so much we bought a house and have moved out her full time!

Barry purchased this villa in 2003

Why Barry chose Seabrook Island

We purchased this villa because Seabrook Island exemplifies the true treasures of the Lowcountry and has a very green, natural ethic. It is also located near the center of the island with easy access to all areas. We love the island and we are sure you will, too.

What makes this villa unique

We love the secluded beach and easy bike rides around the island. Our favorite activities are kayaking up Cap'n Sam's Creek to the ocean and watching the dolphins at Kiawah River inlet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

There is very little that I don't like about Seabrook Island. I am a runner and I love running around the entire island, and also love going to Bohicket, the beach and into Charleston. With the exception of a few years I have been coming to Seabrook for vacation since the late 1980s. I am originally from NY and had seen an ad years ago in the NY Times travel section. I immediately fell in love with the private, quiet, noncommercial atmosphere and so have continued to come back. It is the perfect getaway from a too hectic life. Thanks again!
Aug 2012
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Amenities

Seabrook Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1010 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths. One has a tub/shower, the other has a walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) In Master BR, Twin or Single Beds (2) In loft w/private bath. Spiral staircase access.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Linens provided; cleaning extra

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Nature Retreat - Enjoy Nature and Privacy (Monthly Rates Too)
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 36 reviews
4

Relaxing on Seabrook!

  • 4 of 5

My business partner and I stayed here while working in Seabrook (wedding photographers) and we really enjoyed the peaceful pool and relaxing on the screened in porch. The spiral staircase was a little small and hard for me to navigate having a recovering sprained ankle and I couldn't take my extra large suitcase up the steps....keep in mind if you have any mobility issues. Good value, very comfortable, and great communication from the owner. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We really enjoyed our time at Seabrook. The beach was amazing, did not enjoy the walk to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

The property was very comfortable and we enjoyed staying there.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Clean and awesome place to stay. Pool next door and deer and raccoons came to the back porch. 2nd stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lilburn, GA
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described and the absolute best place I could have relaxed to celebrate my 40th birthday. The property was quite clean and homely. We spent some time on Seabrook, Charleston, and Johns Island. Nature Retreat was a great location as we weren't around the commercial clutter of hotels, stores, restaurants, etc. but were a short drive if we wanted to be. The house was well-equipped and we really only needed to buy perishables. The skylight is a great feature to bring in beautiful natural light. We got to see quite a few deer and raccoons in the marsh each morning and night. I made sure to enjoy some much needed "do nothing" time on top of the deck at the crab dock (a literal 2 minute walk away). Overall, great property that we'll have to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we expected

  • 3 of 5

One of the main reasons we chose this place over a place in Folly Beach was because of the pool. It was either a beach front home with a lot of busy activity or a quiet place near the beach with a pool. My kids chose the pool. They were very disappointed when we arrived and the pool was not in operation and we were quite a ways from the beach. Had this been disclosed to me we would have stayed in a different location. The house itself was very nice, could have been cleaned a little better but overall nice. The towels in the master bath were dirty but there were clean in the closet. Driving from MI we tried to bring as little extras as we could so We didn’t bring any boogie boards or sand toys as the description included having these things which they did not. We were also not allowed onto Kiawah Island to the nature reserve as they aren’t allowing the public in anymore. All in all we made the best of it and had a nice family vacation. Just did a lot more traveling during our stay than expected. It’s a very nice quiet area and we enjoyed sitting out on the screened porch watching the marsh rise and fall with the tide.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, I am sorry that you didn't have access to the pool at Creekwatch, the construction has lasted longer than the property managers expected. It is scheduled to be done this week. However, you had access to the two pools at the Lake House entire time you were staying with us. The passes were sitting on the counter by the front door, as explained in the information. As for Kiawah - that is news to us. We didn't know about any restrictions. The sand toys and other beach items are located in the fenced in area out front. I really wish you had called me about any and all of your issues. I would have addressed them immediately and helped you to find things you were looking for. My phone number is in the information you were given. I can't ensure you are satisfied if I don't know you are unhappy. There is no excuse for the towels. I will call you privately to work out some compensation. I do hope you will return.
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5

A lovely and quiet place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Barry and family for sharing their Seabrook Island villa with us Jan - Mar 2018. A clean and bright unit, well appointed with everything needed to cook and live comfortably. No noise, commotion, or traffic. Just dog walkers, bicycles, and retirees...

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Charleston
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
King St. Grille
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bohicket Marina
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Seabrook North Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Fresh Fields Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Bohicket Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Ace Hardware Store
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Refunds are subject to a deduction of the credit card fee only. We do not make money off of a cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.