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walking distance to the beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath house, 3 minutes from the beach

The house has been featured in Charleston Magazine under the home section titled 'Ground Swell.' This article really describes what we were trying to accomplish in building our home.

This is a modern house built 5 years ago with the idea of having an indoor/outdoor living space that you might see in California or in the Caribbean. All back doors open to a lush, tropical, and secluded backyard. It is perfect for outdoor dining and lounging, making it an ideal vacation rental. We have an automated mosquito mister in order to make being outside more enjoyable.

Our house is 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. The Master is on the first floor with a bathroom built to resemble a spa like atmosphere. The Master opens up to one of the back porches. The living room is an extremely open and airy space with a dinner table for 6 and second area to relax and enjoy a cocktail. The kitchen is equipped with all major, state of the art appliances as well as a TV room which opens up to another porch. This porch has a wraparound couch and swinging bed for another area to relax.

There are 2 upstair wings. The first is the kids wing with twin beds in one room and a queen bed in the other with a jack and jill bathroom in between. There is a play area in the hall way between the rooms.

The other upstairs wing has a guest room with a king size bed and huge walk in shower. It is attached to our office which has a queen sized bed. The bathroom is shared between the 2 bedrooms.

More Details

Monica Opoulos
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Monica Opoulos

We have been living on the Isle of Palms for 9 years. We have a 8 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. We spend our summers traveling, surfing, swimming, dining with friends, and simply relaxing. My husband grew up in California, and I grew up in North Carolina. We are ecstatic to call IOP our home and cannot imagine a better place in the world to live.

This is our full time residence, and we love sharing our home when we traveling. We always make room in our closets and in the kitchen, but our belongings are here while we rent.

Monica Opoulos purchased this house in 2008

Why Monica Opoulos chose Isle of Palms

Our house is unique in that it is modern, open, and really has the possibility of indoor/outdoor living. We spend our days on our porch outside the kitchen with kids running around in the backyard and jumping on the trampoline. We go on bike rides on the beach almost daily. The easy access to the marina is always a fun treat for ice cream or having a drink on the water. Our house feels so secluded in the middle of summer when all the trees, bushes, and flowers are blooming. We often say it feels like we are living in a tree house.

What makes this house unique

We built our house with the idea of just meandering around to different areas of the house for eating, drinking, game playing, and relaxing. It becomes difficult to get out of the swinging mattress on the back porch with a cocktail in hand and the ocean breeze. As warm as it gets in Charleston, our house is so high that you feel the breeze on the back porch. It just creates an atmosphere that you really never want to leave, but always have the option of everything you would ever need at your fingertips.


Isle of Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Our Master bathroom is quite large and very serene..
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This guest and office bathroom has a large walk in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill bathroom between children's rooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Downstairs bathroom in the kitchen
  • Both the upstairs bathrooms are shared between 2 bedrooms. The kids' bathroom is a Jack and Jill bathroom with 2 sinks and 2 toilets. The guest room bathroom is meant for that room only but connects to the office where we have added another bed. Our Master bathroom is quite spectacular with floor to ceiling tile, a stand alone tub, 2 sinks, and a toilet. There is also an outside shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Our master bedroom has a king sized bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Guest bedroom has a king sized bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Child's bedroom has a queen sized bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed , 2 Children's beds from Ikea..
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , This is the office with a queen sized bed in it..
  • Our house sleeps 8 adults and 2 children very comfortably.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We do have a cat, so please keep in mind when renting if you have allergy issues.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful house and wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in our week at the house. It was big enough to fit 7 adults and three kids easily. The house seemingly had everything you could possibly want for a stay at the beach - beach chairs, beach toys, a golf cart for making the short drive to and fro, an outdoor shower for rinsing off. It also had lots of indoor and outdoor spaces to gather, relax, and eat. The rooms are huge - the smallest guest bedroom was still pretty large. The adults and kids both made use of the many amenities the house comes with - the large, well-equipped kitchen, trampoline, karaoke machine, ping pong table, Sonos multi-room music system, Wii, Apple TV. The homeowners were very polite and inviting. Couldn't ask for anything more! Would recommend highly and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure meeting you, and we would love to host your group again if you decided to return to the Isle of Palms.... Best.. Monica
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Spacious and very comfortable. Easy beach access. Accommodating owners.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lives up to online description and pictures. Would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pros and Cons

  • 4 of 5

This is a gorgeous house with lots of room to spread out. There was only one TV, however. The golf cart and bikes were great. As were the trampoline, basketball goal and ping pong table. The cons: it is a distance from the beach. There is a cat that stays there while guests are there and is in and out a lot of the time. I felt like I was cat-sitting, which was odd on vacation. It's food, water and litter box are all inside. Also, a lot of the owners belongings stay there which makes it feel like you are staying at someone's house while they are away versus in a vacation home. The kids room is only usable for kids 6 years old and below. We would not stay there again mainly because of the cat. But if the cons don't bother you, than you would love it.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so pleased to find families who enjoy our home. Thank you so much for your review, and I would like to address the cons for future interested renters… I hope our site explains the features of the house, and we have not mislead you in any way. We are roughly a 1-2 minute golf cart ride to the beach. Once you are at the beach access, you have to walk to the beach which is about another 1-2 minutes. All the accesses are the same distance from the road, and you would find this anywhere on the island unless you were staying directly on the beach with your own access. We have one 60 inch TV downstairs which has Direct cable, Apple TV, and a DVD player. The kids' wing does have a second TV which has a WII, so it also has access to Netflix and Amazon Prime. Our cat has since passed away, and we presently have no pets. Our house is our full time residence, so there will be our belongings here during your stay. I always empty the refrigerators and leave plenty of pantry space for our guests. I make sure there is closet space in every room, and hangers in every closet. Our children are 5 and 8. We do have a basketball goal, ping pong table, WII, and trampoline. My daughter's beds are from Ikea, so they are a tad smaller than a twin bed. My son's bed is a queen sized bed. I hope children of all ages would enjoy our house, although the inside toys we have are geared more towards the age of our children. I would like to end with a letter left by the next renter. "Dear Monica and Alex- I don't remember a time when a physical space both moved and changed me like your home. To say that our family enjoyed our time there feels trite yet I cannot come up with adequate words. Your hospitality and generosity were felt in every last detail and as someone who values these character traits deeply, I felt them to my core. Thank you, thank you for the gift that you shared with each of us. Our days there left a mark that no time will ever erase. With gratitude" Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you may have.. Cheers...
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week in this charming home and we loved every minute of it. It was our first time in South Carolina and I'm so glad we chose this house even though when I booked it, I was worried it was too far from the beach and didn't have a pool (which were 2 things I wanted). None of those things mattered once we arrived. It's not too far from the water, an easy walk or golf car ride away and the home is well taken care of, clean, beautifully decorated and full of relaxing places to lounge and unwind. We spent more time on the back porch than we did at the beach, just enjoying the sounds of the birds and watching the clouds roll by. The golf cart was very handy for hauling the family to town for lunch or ice cream and my 4 year old son LOVED all the toys! After our week at this house, we spent another week on Isle of Palms at a house that was on the ocean and I have to say that I would definitely choose this house over the second one. Although the second home was very nice and conveniently located (and it had the pool we wanted), it just didn't have the same charm and we all wished we had booked 2 weeks at the this first home. If I ever go back to IOP (and we plan to because it was beautiful), this is the home I will book.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Isle of Palms Marina
Morgan Creek Grill
Seafood Restaurant
The Refuge
New American Restaurant
Long Island Cafe
Seafood Restaurant
Isle of Palms County Park
Café Paname
Coffee Shop
Luke 'n Ollie's Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Banana Cabana
Seafood Restaurant
Coda Del Pesce
Italian Restaurant
Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
Traditional Restaurant
Island Joe's Ice Cream & Espresso
Ice Cream Shop
Coconut Joe's Beach Grill
Sea Biscuit Café
The Dinghy
Bar & Grill
Windjammer (The)
Dunes Deli
Coastal Provisions
Seafood Restaurant
Boathouse at Breach Inlet
Seafood Restaurant
Yamato Japanese steakhouse
Japanese Restaurant
Huey's Southern Eats
Southern Restaurant (US)
Crave Kitchen & Cocktails
Cocktail Bar
Gilligan's Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Opal Restaurant & Bar
Mediterranean Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
The Mac Daddy Foodtruck
Fast Food Restaurant
Tasi Bites & Blends
Health Food Restaurant
DeRoma's Pizza
Pizza Delivery
Guadalajara Bar & Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar
Piano Bar
Sushi Taro Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Charleston Sports Pub Mount Pleasant
Sports Bar
Marco's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Ladles Soups
Soup Restaurant
Tsunami Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Great Wall Of Mt Pleasant
Chinese Restaurant
Napa Mount Pleasant
American Restaurant
QDOBA Mexican Eats
Mexican Restaurant
Tea House
P.F. Chang's
Chinese Restaurant
Zoës Kitchen
Mediterranean Restaurant
Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Burtons Grill
American Restaurant
Snee Farm Country Club
Eggs Up Grill
Breakfast Restaurant
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Annies Bistro
French Restaurant
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Chicken Restaurant
Jack's Cosmic Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Cook Out
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Morgan Creek Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wild Dunes
Car: recommended

We are about a 3 minute walk to the beach. You also would have access to our golf cart and bikes to make the beach trip even quicker! The marina is a 5 minute golf cart ride or bike ride which offers water activities, as well as a small grocery store, and cafe. Morgan Creek Grille is a waterfront restaurant which boasts of fine dining downstairs as well as a more casual rooftop menu. There are many restaurant options on Front Beach which is about 5 minutes away. Tratoria de Lucca, which is infamous downtown as amazing Italian, has just opened a new restaurant on the Isle of Palms as well. There is everything from reggae on the rooftop at Coconut Joe's to pizza and walk up ice cream stands. There are plenty of surf shops to grab last minute items you may need for your beach stay.

There are tons of things to do with the children in our area. We have a 15 ft. circular enclosed trampoline in the backyard. We have 2 outdoor fire pits. We are 3 blocks away from the Isle of Palms Recreational Center that has tennis courts, basketball courts, and a huge playground.

We are about 10 minutes to Sullivans Island which has many restaurants and bars as well as another park and beautiful beach. Sullivans Island has many outdoor/patio dining options including anything from fish tacos and a beer, to the best local fish and a spectacular bottle of wine.

Wild Dunes Golf and Resort is just minutes away and has 2 golf courses, the Harbor Course and the Links course. The views are spectacular while enjoying a round of golf just minutes away.

We are tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, but historic, downtown Charleston is about a 20-25 minute drive. Downtown Charleston truly speaks for itself. There are some of the best restaurants in the world in the heart of Charleston. Shopping on King Street is always delightful and bustling with families. There are many historic Churches, carriage ride tours, ghost walk tours, and rickshaw tours. We have been voted as the best city to live in the United States by Conde Naste, and we have to agree that this little city has about everything anyone would need to have a perfect vacation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning $250

Additional cleaning fee of $250 per stay
VRBO charges 3% per transaction for use of a credit card. If possible, e checks are our preferred payment method.
Thanks so much!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.