If location is the most important thing to you, this small complex of individually owned condominiums is the perfect spot. This 2 bedroom 1 bath condo is simple, tastefully decorated, and has all your family needs for a great stay at the beach. This upstairs condo, #202 at the Ocean Inn, is just steps from the pool and parking and has big windows to let in lots of natural light. It faces southwest so our gorgeous lowcountry sunsets pour right through the window. There isn't a beach view but if you look sideways out the bedroom window you can see a smidgen of the view in front. No sleeping in for the teenagers though - each of the bedrooms also has a big bright window to let you know when it's time to start the day. With their tall ceilings and bright natural light the bedrooms feel much bigger than they are. I'm not going to lie, the bedrooms are very small, but they are big enough for a comfy bed and good night's sleep. (You know you won't be in there much anyway.) The full kitchen is stocked with dishware, glassware, pots and pans and a few baking dishes. With all the fabulous cuisine on the island, in Charleston and in the surrounding areas, you might never need to cook much but it's handy to have for simple breakfasts.
Speaking of cuisine, the restaurants on the Island are popular among tourists and locals alike. All within a 3-block radius, the Isle of Palms business area has restaurants and shops, moped rental, spa, and even a computer repair shop. This complex sits smack dab in the middle of all of it! A little further away, but still walking distance, is the grocery store, ABC store (that's southern speak for Liquer Store) a vet clinic, and a larger laundromat..... plus more restaurants.
None of our restaurants on the IOP close for the winter but it's definitely busier here in the Summer when the bar and live music scene is going on strong with nightly music playing. If you plan ahead you might be able to get some tickets to a show at the Windjammer, an Isle of Palms venue that has a beachfront bar/food by day and bar/music by night. Coconut Joe s', The Dinghy, The Refuge all have music as well.
A NOTE ABOUT PETS:
The Ocean Inn has many pet-friendly properties. We strive to keep the condos clean, fur-free, and without evidence of pets. Please be aware that there may be dogs around the property and you may hear barking. If you are inconvenienced in any way by a pet on the property, please notify a manager.
We allow dogs only. Fees are 20/night or 95/week PER 40 lbs. If you have two small dogs weighing under 40# you will pay for one fee. If you have two big dogs, the fee will be according to that weight. Please advise when you make your reservation. Pet policy will be provided.