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Wild Dunes Resort**** Oceanfront Condo - Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,578 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

3BR/3BA, Sleeps 10!

Isle of Palms Summer House #401 is a very private, spacious, vacation beach condo located on the 4th floor of a 5-story building. It directly faces the ocean and is the end unit being closest to the beach with other units fading away behind it from the ocean. Convenient for beach access and high enough for spectacular views, including both directions up and down the beach. The oceanfront balcony runs the entire width of the unit and is accessible from the open living area as well as the two bedrooms with king-size beds. It includes a dining area, kitchen dinette, pantry, kitchen loaded with cooking appliances, laundry room with large washer and dryer, cable TV, high speed wireless internet, and more. Our swimming pool is private for Summerhouse residents/guests only. The large pool deck was refinished in Spring of 2017 with new pool furniture – really beautiful! There’s a convenient elevator close to our unit to/from the parking area below.

Before buying this condo, we rented one of the Summerhouse condos every summer, so I have our condo how I’d like to have it if I were renting it, including a keyless entry door, a storm glass front door, a Keurig, coffee pots, kitchen spices, large pots and slow cooker, beach chairs, master closets open for use, movies/books, double ice-maker refrigerator, and x-large washer/dryer. Now there is a Harris Teeter grocery and package store on the island as you first come off the Connector, which is better than ever.

When our condo is not rented, it begs my family to come stay ourselves, but with hunting season approaching in Tennessee – that’s a tough call for the guys. I do go down frequently and make improvements each visit. We had the very good fortunate to buy the condo (#402) right next to this one (#401). It is one of the few four bedroom, four bathroom condos on the island and it is being quickly updated - you can ask about that condo, too!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thanks! Julie

Text or call me at 865-604-9325

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Property Manager
Julie Wallen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Julie Wallen

We have been vacationing at Summer House since our honeymoon in May 1988. We feel lucky to have purchased the end unit closest to the beach and we enjoy this location even more than ever!

Julie Wallen purchased this condo in 2012

Why Julie Wallen chose Isle of Palms

Location, location, location!

When you walk into our condo, the first thing that you notice is the ocean straight ahead. Besides the beautiful beach-decors in the condo, the brightness of the full ocean views speak for itself "you picked the right place".

Summer House is a favorite along the beach front. With rubberized coating on the building being rust free, routine maintenance, and every year a major facility improvement is completed. Just this year the pool deck and furniture is new! Beautiful!

The elevator is just outside our front door. Carts to move suitcases and groceries are available.

What makes this condo unique

We have a full beach in front of Summerhouse villas. Wild Dunes with the City of Isle of Palms continue beach restoration! We have been lucky and have had a full beach in front of Summerhouse since the 2008 beach restoration project via hydraulic dredging of 885,000 cubic yards of beach quality sand. The dunes have grown continue to grow and protect our beach.

At the end of the isle, north of Summerhouse, the sea-walls have helped maintain the sand near their buildings in lieu of the white sand bags. During the summer of 2017 there has been a full beach all the way around to the bay opening. It's a nice walk on the beach, or bike ride. Bike riding at low-tide is common and fun.

Since I get questions about taking elderly parents on the beach, it is a walk on sand to the ocean but for the most part it is flat, packed sand and easy to walk on. If you’re bringing an elderly loved one or someone with walking difficulties, consider renting a beach-accessible wheelchair. There are two local places, but you may want to rent in advance of your stay for availability.


Isle of Palms Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1578 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Pullout Sofa - comfortable!
  • Can sleep 10 with the queen pullout sofa Master Room: King Bed and 1 Twin Pullout bench; 2nd Room: King Bed 3rd Room: Two (2) Double Beds Living Room: One (1) Queen Pullout sofa
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Wild Dunes Resort**** Oceanfront Condo - Spectacular Views
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Completely satisfied

  • 5 of 5

As always, beautiful, comfortable,

Peaceful, great view. Balcony view AAAA++

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue - thank you for such a nice review and the fact that you actually took the time to do it! I feel the love! Merry Christmas! Julie
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Fantastic Condo

  • 5 of 5

My family and I needed a place that was comfortable for a family with a small child. The accommodations were so welcoming that I would highly recommend this to someone looking for a place to stay. The view can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views!

  • 4 of 5

Even though we were there during all the rains, we enjoyed our time. This condo was very comfortable and has a great view of the ocean. My only complaint is that we were not able to access the DVD player. We could not find any instructions. This would have been nice due to the fact we were pretty well stranded in the condo. However, other than that all went well. Will definitely consider this condo for next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location! Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The room accommodate our large family and the staff was also very accomodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation on the beach with Grandkids

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time! The walk to the beach was so convenient.

Beautiful views, great weather, and the little ones loved it.

The place is very comfortable and well equipped for cooking and lazing around..

Sunsets and sunrise were gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Oceanfront 3BR Summerhouse

  • 5 of 5

When you live in Charleston, it is hard to decide where to take a vacation. We find that the best thing for us is to take a ‘stay-cation.’ We love coming over and over to 401 Summerhouse. You are greeted with gorgeous ocean views the minute you open the door. This spacious condo offers 2 oceanfront bedrooms with private baths and a large 3rd bedroom with 2 double beds and can comfortably accommodate 4 adults and 4 children. There is plenty of room for each of us to have our own space and everything is high-end and well appointed. The balcony is spacious and the perfect place to relax with a book and enjoy the sea breeze. Very well stocked kitchen and more! Easy beach and pool access. Excellent location, both within the resort itself and still close to downtown Charleston.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles

Within the gated Wild Dunes Resort and only steps from the pool and pristine beach, Summer House 401 is a luxury condominium that offers spectacular sunrise and ocean views. Wake up to the sound of the ocean and walk the beach in the early morning with camera in hand. Look for shells, sand dollars, conches, starfish, bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, egrets, herons, crabs, and more!

Summer House is walking distance to the popular Grand Pavilion, where there are tennis courts, bicycle rentals, golf courses, shops, and resort activities. Wild Dunes is family friendly and only a 15 minute drive across the Copper River Bridge to the historic downtown Charleston.

The condo is beautifully decorated with coastal-style furnishings and we stay there often ourselves. We are relatively new owners (June 2012) and with each stay we update the condo. There is wireless high-speed internet; four (4) flat screen TVs with Blu-ray players; Comcast premium channels; comfortable couches & cozy chairs with light blankets to cuddle-up for a good movie after beach hours!

BEDROOMS - The three bedrooms each have their own bathroom and TV/video players. Two bedrooms have King beds, sliding glass doors to the balcony, windows with ocean views and bright early morning sun, but also blackout curtains! The third room has two (2) Full beds, add’l VHS player with children’s video library. Extra sleeping: couch is a pull-out Queen bed (comfortable too!) and a bench with a pull-out twin bed. All bedroom closets are available for your use. Sealy pillowtop mattresses with quality protector pads; plenty of pillows; two portable fans; all linens and towels are provided.

BALCONY – If not on the beach, our favorite place is the balcony. It overlooks the ocean and you can see up and down the beach. It can be accessed through the living room and two bedrooms. Watch the dolphins, boats, and children playing on the beach. Relax with a good book and when you see high tide, you know it’s time to get out for body surfing.

KITCHEN - The clean, white kitchen is fully equipped and ready to entertain. It's open to the dining room table and living room.

WASHER/DRYER – x-large 2014 Samsungs

The condo will be professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Check-in time is 4 PM and check-out is 10 AM. No pets or smoking allowed. If needed, 24 hour emergency help from our management company is a phone call away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Beach Chair/Umbrella rentals are available, but typically 4 to 6 folding beach chairs provided in the condo. Entrance is by door code so no one has to carry a key. There's a collection of movies, books, and several throws to make you feel at home. Plenty of closet space in each room and the master room closet is opened for your use.

Wyndham Vacation Rental is located on the island and they will provide you a rental package, collect payment(s), and are available during your visit should you have any questions or issues. Plus, you can always call or text me during your stay. Besides being an incredible location and every year I have made big improvements to this condo and I enjoy staying there myself! It's always sad to leave. I hope you enjoy it as my family and I do and any feedback is appreciated.

At time of booking, a credit card advance deposit is required for the following:
• Rental deposit of $250 per week reserved,
• Full payment is required at time of booking reservations made within 30 days of arrival.
Balance is required 30 days prior to stay.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals handles the payments and bookings.
Travel Protection Insurance can be purchased through Wyndham.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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