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House on creek with private dock

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, dock on creek across from Pawley's.

Hankins Haven is a beautifully built traditional lowcountry house with a wraparound porch (screened on the creek side), three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and glass doors with a view of the marsh from both the living room and the kitchen/dining area.

The house is available for rental, and is available by the week only, Saturday-Saturday. We're sorry that we can't rent for shorter times.

We do not rent to house parties.

It sleeps six comfortably and dogs are welcome. A dock on the creek provides access for kayaks, easy fishing and crabbing, and a lovely place to sit and watch birds and other wildlife.

Hankins Haven is on the mainland side of the creek. You can quickly drive or take a boat to the island--about 15 minutes, however you go.

In a beautiful natural setting, you'll see birds at all seasons. Big glass doors and windows facing the creek let you be a part of the outdoors while you're comfortable inside, or you can sit on the dock and watch the sun rise or set. Take a kayak back into unspoiled marshes or to the beach. A short drive takes you to historic houses, churches, and gardens, or to the surf at Pawley's.

More Details

Property Manager
Tom and Ann Hankins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Tom and Ann Hankins

The Hankins family has always loved this part of the coast, and building this house in the early 80's was really a joy. We've come with friends for fishing, dancing, and good times ever since.

Tom and Ann Hankins purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Tom and Ann Hankins chose Pawleys Island

On the water, but away from the crowds, close to Pawley's but quiet and safe. It's a perfect place for couples and small families with older children--and dogs!--to enjoy and study nature.

Hankins Haven is managed by Tom and Ann Hankins.

What makes this cottage unique

Hankins Haven offers access to the creek from our dock, so that you can go to the island or explore the creek, and also has lots of places for quiet walks, family meals, and lots of porch sitting.


Pawleys Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , toilet and sink on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath for Bedroom 1 on main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack-and-jill bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3, top floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, private bath, main floor with creek view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On top floor, shares bath. Creek views from window seat.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , On top floor, shares bath. Creek views from window seat.
  • One bedroom on main floor, two on top floor. Pillows are provided but renter needs to furnish their own linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house is a beautifully built lowcountry cottage, and has the easy comfort of the best of traditional houses at Pawley's with all the amenities of home. The yard and surrounding neighborhood are filled with old live oaks and other native plants. Birdwatching from the porch and deck is amazing--189 species of birds counted from lot to date. Kayaks can be rented at the house, with no delivery issues. Historic houses and churches at Pawley's and in Georgetown are close by.


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House on creek with private dock
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Water from the creek in addition to a wonderful view helped this house want us to visit again. Not far to pawleys beach if you kayak or motor by boat.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ronnie, we are so happy you and your family had a good stay at Hankins Haven. We very much appreciate your kind review and we look forward to hearing from you in the future. Best regards, Tom and Ann Hankins
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Surfside beach SC

Hankins HEaven

  • 4 of 5

Great creek access and terrific crabbing. Trip to the beach pretty easy though it seems a distance away. Excellent house for folks who love the marsh, rocking on the porch, and relaxing. Our granddaughter said it best "she had everything she needed right there" we will come back, but have these suggestions: stretch the hammock one more post, need a good grits pot, and a crab tongs for cooking. Add an outside shower and it would be perfection!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a good stay. By the way, the outside shower is on our list of "adds".
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Denver, N.C.

Don Marshall

  • 3 of 5

The house is nice but dated. great location . We stayed a week and never got the TV to Work. Called owner and never able to get it fixed.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very sorry our guest was without TV service on the downstairs set. After receiving our guests recorded message I made 2 calls that were unanswered in the early evening, another unanswered call in the a.m. and finally succeeded in reaching our guest on the golf course. We agreed that at 6 pm our guest would call us to see if we could resolve the problem. Having received no call at the agreed time, I called at 7:00 pm but got no answer. I placed calls the next two days to our guests both on a cell phone and our house phone but the calls were unanswered. It now being midweek I assumed, regrettably, that the problem with the TV had been resolved. Otherwise, I thought I would have heard back. The problem was with the TV controller and a relatively simple fix but I would have needed to talk our guest through the required button pushing. I certainly hope any future guests will not hesitate to call us and respond to our return calls so that such problems can be speedily resolved. The enjoyment of our guests is our top priority
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Relaxing Family Spring Break!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house and its peaceful location. Relaxing on the dock each evening was a family favorite. The house was conveniently located to water sports, Mini golf in Myrtle Beach and several good restaurants. We look forward to staying at Hankins Haven in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darren, we are so glad you and your family had a good stay at Hankins Haven, and we look forward to having you back. Thanks. Tom and Ann Hankins.
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We will return!!

  • 5 of 5

Debbie found Hankins on the Internet. The week rental seemed worth it even if we were only able to stay 5 days. But my grown daughters were able to fill in the first two alone till we joined them. The house is wonderful, big, roomy, decent kitchen, comfortable beds, and dog-friendly for the girls Schnauzer and Australian Cattle Dog. We did so much, but different things than we'd anticipated and all decided we'd return to "finish" it. Debbie and David, US Virgin Islands

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and Debbie, we are so happy that you had such a good time and great reunion with your girls at Pawleys. We look forward to your returning to Hankins Haven in the future. Best regards, Tom and Ann Hankins
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A fantastic Birthday and 30th anniversary vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Had a terrific time at our home for a week on the creek! Just the two of us and our two doggies. How nice to find a place that will let us bring our "kids" with us. Home is clean and matched the description. Owner's are great and easy to contact. We brought our own kayaks and had a blast in the creek. Fun to watch the tides change and the beautiful birds right from the screen porch (which is huge!). Home is in a very nice quite neighborhood with no traffic. Only a short drive to the beautiful south end of Pawley's island where there is a nice beach. We brought our bikes so we parked at Lowes Market ( five minutes away ) and rode to beach. It's a short ride. Lots of things to do close by. The bike trail from Litchfield to Murrell's Inlet is great. Great place to stay. Check out Moe's restaurant!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you guys had a great time kayaking, biking and just sitting on the porch watching the creek go by. We hope you have an opportunity to come again. We appreciate your wonderful review.
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Myrtle Beach International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pawley's Plantation
Nearest Train
54 Miles
Kingstree, SC
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 17
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pawley's Island
Car: necessary

The beach and historic houses and churches at Pawley's are old and famous, and near by are Brookgreen Gardens with outdoor sculpture and gardens, Georgetown's historical district, many restaurants, shops, bars, and great golf courses. Crabbing in the creek is wonderful! Kayak nearby into undeveloped marsh areas with old shell mounds--see eagles and osprey fly overhead. Nearby are deep-sea fishing tours and kayak tours of black water swamps.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $100
damage deposit $100
kayak rental for two $100

Fees not included in the base rental rate: SC Sales Tax of 7%, Georgetown County Accommodations Tax of 4%, cleaning fee of $125 and a pet fee of $100. Damage deposit of $100 that is refundable if there are no problems. Kayaks available for rental (one - $75 and 2 for $100. Additionally, renters furnish their owner linens and towels. There are blankets in the closets for renters use.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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