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OWNER MANAGED - Spectacular Renovated Oceanfront Condo, Top Floor, End

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,654 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa - Wild Dunes Resort, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8) - Gorgeous Renovatio

Summer House 511 - Managed by Owner

Summer House 511 is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1654 square foot, vacation condo – A TOP FLOOR END UNIT RIGHT ON THE BEACH - updated in 2018 - with spectacular views from all rooms. YES, THIS UNIT IS OCEANFRONT! We have many repeat guests – many have been with us for over 5 years and one couple holds the record of staying with us 10 years in a row!

Summer House is within the gated, private community of Wild Dunes on the Isle of Palms,SC.

Updated in 2018 with 3 completely new and gorgeous custom tiled bathrooms, new living room furniture, new soft paint colors, craftsman trim and more to give you a beach cottage feel in an oceanfront condo setting. Living room, master bedroom and another bedroom all have oceanfront balcony access and unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean. The large, well-equipped eat-in kitchen offers excellent views of the golf course, as does the third bedroom. We sleep 8 - 1 King bed in the master suite, 2 queen beds in the second bedroom and 2 twins beds in the third bedroom.

The beach and recently refurbished oceanfront salt water pool are right outside the condo. Outdoor shower and restrooms are located in the pool area. We have a convenient locked storage bin under the complex for all of your beach equipment and bicycles.


The condo is beautifully decorated in a beach theme with soft colors, beach art, comfortable couches, chairs, and leather recliner. The living room furniture was purchased in 2018. The balcony is fully furnished with comfortable chairs and tables.

For your indoor entertainment we provide HIGH SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET and Xfinity TV with lots of channels including sports and HBO. Our entertainment system includes four flat screen TVs, each with its own Blu-ray Disc player. Bring the DVDs for the kids! The living room has a 51 inch TV, master bedroom has 43 inch TV, one bedroom has a 32 inch TV and one bedroom has a TV 26 inch TV. WE OFFER NETFLIX STREAMING MOVIES ON ALL TVs AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. Our music system includes a HIGH END stereo sound bar with Bluetooth connectivity and auxiliary input cable for your mobile devices. Plenty of entertainment for after beach hours!

Enjoy breathtaking ocean and golf course views, pelicans, dolphins, sand dollars, starfish and more! Walk for miles on the uncrowded beaches. Try your hand at surf fishing right outside your door. Private resort-style saltwater swimming pool with spacious sundeck for Summer House guests only! Want more excitement? Lots of water sports rentals are nearby.

The condo is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Bed, bath and kitchen linens are provided. Bring your own beach towels, chairs and umbrellas. Or - beach chair and umbrella rental is available from local providers. NO SMOKING. NO PETS.

Wild Dunes is an award winning, private, gated, exclusive resort community just 20 minutes from Charleston with two nationally acclaimed golf courses. Avoid crowded beaches – stay at Summer House 511 in Wild Dunes! Excellent restaurants and entertainment within Wild Dunes and nearby on Isle of Palms. Or venture to Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston to enjoy even more food, entertainment and history in this wonderful vacation paradise!

Our location - 8000 Palmetto Drive, Summer House Building 2, Unit 511, Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC, 29451.


* We offer cancellation refunds under certain conditions – ask for our cancellation/refund policy

*We require a 50% deposit at the time of your reservation and 50% within 30 days of your arrival. We also require a $300 refundable security deposit which is payable with your final payment.

* We do not provide beach chairs but do provide a poolside locked, storage bin for all of your beach items.

* No Smoking. No Pets. Note - Wild Dunes Resort does not allow rental guests to bring pets onto resort property. We cannot override that ruling.

Keywords: Villa, Condo, Condominium, oceanfront, beachfront, views, end unit, on the beach, ocean front, beach front, pool

More Details

Diane Fiume
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Diane Fiume

We started out in New Jersey but have been edging our way South over the years. While we spent 23 years in Charlotte, NC, we frequently vacationed at Wild Dunes with our two children and bought our second home here in 1999. We love the beach, Charleston and all it has to offer so much that we decided to retire in the area and moved to Mt. Pleasant in 2007. We love being close to our condo and use it whenever it is not occupied. We hope that after your visit, our home is as special to you as it is to us!

Diane Fiume purchased this condo in 1999

Why Diane Fiume chose Isle of Palms

We love the beach, the lush natural landscaping and watching the dolphins right from our balcony. When family and friends visit they enjoy the beautiful beaches, two Fazio Golf Courses, all of the bike paths and the fishing. I also feel that it is a very safe community and since it is a gated community it is never overrun with crowds. With Charleston only 20 minutes away, it offers vacation opportunities all year long. I also knew we would never get tired of the rich history of Charleston and its first class restaurants.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is a top (5th) floor, oceanfront, corner unit. The views are spectacular from every window! The location of this building and the fact that we are a corner unit on the top floor give us very unique views. We have the ocean views and breezes from two bedrooms, the living room and dining room. The kitchen and back bedroom overlook the golf course and beyond that the intra coastal waterway. When the windows are all open, the breeze and salty ocean air are incredible. We enjoy sunrise over the Atlantic and the sunsets over the intra coastal! In addition, we have a lower level storage bin for all of the beach equipment, a beautiful oceanfront pool with bathrooms and an outdoor shower. It is truly a magical paradise!

Guestbook comments from the owner


My children 2 and 6 are already planning another trip. It is such a lovely and beautiful condo!! We truly enjoyed our vacation and will definitely come back here again when we make a return trip to Charleston.
Apr 2011
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Isle of Palms Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1654 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please see Summer House 511 Rental Agreement for additional policies, including cancellation. You may request our detailed cancellation/refund policy
  • Please do no request early check-in. Housekeeping schedules are not under our control, so we can't guarantee unit availability before 4PM
  • Vehicle gate passes are generally limited to 2 under most circumstances. Check with owner for availability of additional passes
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full baths, all with vanities. Double vanity in master bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with oceanfront and ocean balcony access
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Oceanfront and ocean balcony access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Oceanfront/Beachfront - Ocean and Golf Course Views. Updated 2018. Sleeps 8. Full Kitchen - well equipped, Flat screen TVs with Blu-ray DVD each bedroom, Netflix streaming video for each TV. Linens and Bath towels Provided . One King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 twin beds, high speed internet available. No smoking, no pets.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Oak Ridge

Cozy Wild Dunes Condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Summer House 511 in Wild Dunes! The view is beautiful and the location is perfect with extra room for a family of 5. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun family place!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 days here and enjoyed every bit!! Plenty of room for 4 adults and for 4 kids. Views are incredible!! Being there end of season was perfect, not too crowded. Having ocean so close by was a plus with little ones. Really appreciated all the water toys in the storage unit.

Owners give lots of great suggestions of things to do in the area!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy to know you enjoyed the convenience of the ocean and our list of suggestions about the area. We are always glad to help our guests.
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Great Condo/ Excellent Location/ Perfect for our Family

  • 5 of 5

Listing description was accurate - there was even more things there than listed. Place was clean and everything was in perfect working condition. Diane answered my questions via email super fast and gave great suggestions for restaurants and rainy day activities!

The location was superb! Top floor (no noisy feet above you), corner (more views of the ocean) was key for us. The locked storage room downstairs was an awesome bonus for us as we have 3 kids and it was nice to drop off all our stuff (sand toys, life jackets, pool toys, chairs, umbrellas...) there at the end of the day and not have to drag anything up to the condo. Having a keypad to get into the condo was great keys to misplace, and even our 5 year old could remember the code and unlock the door. Our 11 year old and his grandmother volunteered to set up our chairs out at the beach every morning. They were usually out there around 7 am and always got a good spot.

The kids took advantage of the family games, puzzles and stereo that were there.

Kitchen was well stocked - however we were glad we packed a few plastic cups for our kids (the condo only has glasses and the main dining table is glass as well) and a large griddle to make plenty of pancakes at once. There were plenty of pans, mixing bows, name it! Large pantry for all our food.

We had a blast at the beach. We saw 2 dolphins and a small (3 foot) shark almost daily. TONS of sand dollars. We even swam out to the sand bar 3 days and found starfish, a few jelly fish, a small stingray, and a horseshoe crab. The kids (and grown ups) loved it!! The kids each came home with a gallon size ziplock of shells - some to put in their rooms and some to add to the collection in their sandbox. :)

We spent 1 day inland. Had a fun time seeing alligators at Cypress Gardens, then we really enjoyed the ships at Patriots Point. Grabbed pizzas at Papa Johns on our way back to the condo. One night, we went out for some great seafood at Sullivan's.

Weekly rate was affordable..$2375 ($2756 with cleaning fees and taxes). Hoping the rates don't go up too much for next year...we just may return! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Royalton , Ohio

Very Nice...Great Location+++

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week on the IOP.Dealing with Diane/Len was the best. Very helpful and easy to work with. The condo worked for us very well.Had everything we needed and more. View was great and very relaxing sitting on the balcony just to listen to the ocean. Went to Charelston 2 days and enjoyed the sites there. So much to do so little time. Used the book in the condo for places to eat and things to do. Very helpful as we are new to the IOP. Went jet skiing on the island, what a trip. Between the stingrays, fish and dolphins it was a great time. We will plan on coming back again. Thanks so much for everything you did to make our vacation trip GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments. We are so happy you enjoyed both Wild Dunes and Charleston. We hope you'll join our group of return visitors! Diane and Len
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New Lothrop, Michigan

look NO further

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with everything you could ask for. Wonderful views having an end unit with extra windows. Great owners who always responded immediately to an e-mail. You can enjoy the beach and easy access to Charleston. IOP is a great location to do both!! It is a beautiful island.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review!! One of the main reasons we purchased here was because of the beautiful island and the quick access to Charleston. Glad you, too, enjoyed those views.
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Great Condo with Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a "Girlfriend/Sister" vacation. Everything was just as described by owners, if not better. Diane & Len (Owners) were very helpful and informative about the condo and the area. The views from the balcony were beautiful. The entire community of Wild Dunes was so nice, peaceful, and safe. We enjoyed leisurely walks on the beach, as well as a nice bike ride throughout Wild Dunes.

We highly recommend this condo to anyone visiting the area, and would like to stay here again sometime.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you shared a wonderful time together and enjoyed our condo and Wild Dunes. I am glad to know you found the pictures and information all up to date and accurate. The beach and the bike paths that wind throughout the resort are favorites of ours too!! Thank you for keeping us in mind for a return trip. We would love to have you back!!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 17
Car: recommended

Barrier Island Tours, Nature Tours, The island is located 16 miles from Charleston, which offers South Carolina Aquarium,Charleston IMAX Theater, Fort Sumter Cruises, Carriage Tours, Ghost Tours, Old City Market Shopping, The Battery & Park, Waterfront Park, Many Historical Houses and Plantations open for touring.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Holiday rates may be higher
Ask us for our cancellation/refund policy
We require a $300 refundable security deposit
No smoking. No pets.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund