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140 Steps to the beach* Pond/fishing*2 kitchens* ground level living also*

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13-15

Unique home now offered! Plenty of room for that extra large family, or two families that would like to share a vacation!

*UPDATE*- We have now added brand new LED Tv's in each of the 4 bedrooms upstairs, and cable TV is connected to each of them* Also, WIFI!!

There are 3 separate upper decks, for plenty of space to hang out outside and catch some sun, or cook on the grill and have a nice outside meal with your family!

The main house features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. (3 queen beds 2 twin), large kitchen with everything you need to make that delicious lowcountry feast! Brand spanking new LED TV for those of you who wish to keep up with your latest shows. Sunroom with beautiful views and a game table to battle it out with a deck of cards!

Ground level unit has one bedroom (queen bed) and 1 bathroom. There is a twin daybed, a roll-a-way bed, and also a pull out queen size sofa bed. Fully stocked kitchen and dining. Lower unit has window unit heating and air conditioning!

As you see, you get two homes in one! Great for those of you that have those extra large families like us, or for those who are renting with another family and would like plenty of room for privacy! Also, an enclosed outside shower with HOT and COLD water, to keep the sand out.

We just put in a brand new large gas grill on the upper deck off of kitchen, also there is a charcoal grill on the ground level-- YOU CHOOSE!

Brand new hammock, so you can take that mid day nap with the ocean breeze blowing over you...listening to the waves crashing!

There is an easy 140 steps to the beautiful ocean, and 70 steps to the saltwater pond/ park, FISH YOUR HEART OUT!!! Not only does this lagoon provide a wonderful view, but also wildlife viewing and picnic tables and benches.

Take a left out of our yard to the beach, a right out to the lagoon!!! We are surrounded by beautiful nature!

'Fur babies' are welcome with 'fur baby' fee.

Upper and Lower level of house can be rented separately in the 'off season' for those who needs less house and more value!! Email for rates and availability

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Property Manager
Melissa Beach
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

Why Melissa Beach chose Charleston Area

Our home is managed by Melissa Beach, REALTOR. We have had such a pleasant experience since under her management vs the competitors. The guests have all taken note of the difference our home and the experience reflects. She has a vast knowledge of Edisto and can help you find your dream home with ease!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had such a good time on the island! It was quiet and relaxing. It was a long drive home but we made it safely! Thank you for everything!

Dec 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

140 Steps to the beach* Pond/fishing*2 kitchens* ground level living also*
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 29 reviews

Great time at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was nicely located just off of the main road so that it was quiet yet well within walking distance to the beach and pond. Although there was some hurricane damages to the bottom floor so we were unable to use it, there was enough room upstairs to accommodate everyone by adding an air mattress for the kids. The house was clean, well kept and the kitchen was equipped to handle our Thanksgiving cooking. The reservation process was super easy. We definitely hope to make another trip to Edisto in the future! Good luck with the hurricane repairs!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Wendy! Thank you so much for the review! We are most pleased that you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving in Family Tides! I am especially glad that you left us a review, in consideration of the malicious review left a couple of weeks ago. We are working hard to tear out and rebuild the lower unit, and it will be back up and running soon! We look forward to having you back down to Edisto anytime!
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Edisto Was Beautiful But The House, Not So Much

  • 1 of 5

Edisto was, as always, beautiful, peaceful and very relaxing. The house in turn was, at best, misrepresented. The area downstairs was not even usable, there were 6 air fresheners plugged in and it took all week for some of the odor to go away so 2 of my family members went home because without the "5th" bedroom there was no place for them to sleep. What could someone possibly be trying to cover up with all that air freshener? Anyway, the smell was suffocating, the entire area was absolutely filthy-this is probably the area where visitors are keeping their pets but it is definitely not for human habitation. The upstairs wasn't much better. Very uncomfortable beds, no usable pots or pans, so the cooking we had planned on doing was impossible and you better have good shoes and very large feet for the giant roaches that infest this dark, dirty house. Washer and downstairs fridge filthy and rusted. Dryer didn't work. And good lock with deposit refund, its three months later and I am still trying to get mine. My family and I have been vacationing on Edisto since 1987 and this was the worst, most misrepresented home we have ever rented. Looks like all the 4 star reviews were written by the same person.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is from a guest that had a "marvelous time" during her stay in Family Tides. The ONLY problem reported during her stay, was that the dryer had stopped working. My husband and I went and bought a brand new dryer and installed it THE SAME DAY! Her FULL security deposit was returned to her via Paypal TWO days after her departure. She contact me 5 weeks later saying she hadn't rec'd it. I told her check Paypal, she said she called them and they said hat being as she didn't accept the payment, it was returned to my account. So, I sent it to her again... The money is currently sitting in her Paypal account, waiting for her to do something with it. I even sent her a screenshot of the payment, and the transaction #. --- Yesterday, she emailed me threatening to leave this nasty review if I didn't "return her measly $250 deposit". I once again explained to her that it was in her Paypal account, and that maybe she needed to call Paypal for assistance with operating her account. I guess she still hasn't figured it out, and decided to leave this untrue, nasty review....THREE MONTHS AFTER HER DEPARTURE! I am sure that it is easy to see that this is a malicious, well thought out, gruesomely worded review that was written to the tune of a Stephen King movie. However, If anyone has any strong sway of opinion of renting this home, due to this one review, please email me and I can send you emails of her happiness during her stay, and proof of her refund, and proof of her threat to leave this ridiculous review! Thanks! Happy Hunting!
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Beach Vaca

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great week long vacation in Family Tides- Mitchell home. Proximity to the beach is fantastic for the price of this unit. Reservation process was very easy and done online. The house itself was very clean and provided plenty of room for our family. Having the lower unit, with kitchen and living (as well as bed and bath), was super awesome. All of the teens and kids would chill down there and we adults got to enjoy the main level of the house without so much chaos! It's also a plus to have some actual yard at the beach. My kids and pets enjoy having a little room outdoors to play.

Melissa was very kind and made our trip stress free. If you need her, she is there. We definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in this home. Located very easily to access the beach and fishing just the same. The home was clean to the nines and accommodated our family well. It's always very nice to find a "pet friendly" rental home that feels CLEAN!! We will not vacation without our fur babies, and I am very meticulous about cleanliness. We will return, and we appreciate you sharing your home with us. Booking process was very easy and Melissa was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Happy Holidays~

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed! Great time.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The home is exactly what we needed for our large family. We all were able to find things we enjoyed given the small island. My husband played golf, we explored Botany Bay, my parents and children went fishing, I found several nice shops, and ate fabulous seafood at Whaley's. Everyone we meet were very nice. My parents were able to have the downstairs for themselves. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked all our meals without problem. Everything was clean and as advertised. Reservations were easy and online. Check in and out were right at the house with a lock box. Super relaxed just like everything on the island, but we enjoyed that. Relaxation is what we came for and we were not disappointed. Walk to the beach and fishing is also accurately described, very short walk to both. Wish there had been more towels given our large family but we managed fine. Manager, Melissa, responded to all questions in a timely manner. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience! Escaping the Snow!

  • 5 of 5

We sought shelter from the snow, and came upon this gem online. While it wasn't sunny and 82 our trip, it was MUCH BETTER THAN 6FT of snow! The home was very accommodating. Very clean, and warm. The kitchen has everything needed to cook and serve with. We explored the Island some, and everyone we met was very kind- I guess that is the Southern Hospitality shining through. There is only 1 grocery store on this little Island, but it provided everything we needed, and had very nice cuts of meat. The reservation process was the easiest I'd every performed. I inquired at about 7pm, and was paid and reserved within 30 minutes. Check in was easy also, keys are located in a lock box on the door handle. We had a very good experience with this home, and do suggest it for a nice, smooth time. We hope to be able to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Edisto Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season 2016/17
Nov 2 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 7 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Later Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

3% Transaction fee per paypal transactions.


OFF SEASON LOWER LEVEL OF HOME ONLY= $ 300 Wk $75 Per night 3 guests or less. Add $10 per night for each additional guest up to 6

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Edisto Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms in main house. 1 full bathroom in lower unit
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Upper Level of home: 3 Queen bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom with 2 twin beds Lower Unit of home: 1 queen bedroom 1 twin bed 1 sofa sleeper 1 Rollaway Cot 2 Pack N Plays
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
In the off season lower unit and upper unit will rent separate if requested, for those of you that needs less room and more value. Just ask for rates

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