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Sea Cloud: Family Friendly, Well Located, Classic South Carolina Beach Home

(28 Reviews)

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Sea Cloud: A classic beach home with everything you need for a cool vacation!

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Last updated: 05/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

5 BR/ 3 bath, 193 yards to the beach, 10 blocks from Whaley's Bar & Grill

Over the Intracoastal Waterway and under Spanish moss- draped grand oaks you arrived in a timeless place, a haven for all God’s creatures, a hidden fountain of youth called Edisto Island. Our tiny paradise with its pristine beach has been untouched by commercialization and is one of the least developed islands on the Atlantic coast. Edistonians cherish their cultural heritage which dates back to 1570 when Spanish missionaries attempted to convert the Edisto Indians. The golden era began in 1790 and lasted until the Civil War when plantation owners amassed huge fortunes from the highly prized, long staple cotton. The Sea Cloud house name derives from the 19th century marriage between and contraction of the Seabrook and Mc Cloud family names. The newlyweds chose the name for their antebellum mansion sited upon a cotton plantation here on Edisto Island. Your Sea Cloud was built in 1995 by Karin and Al Gleaton (Columbia, SC) and R.H. Belser, III (Charleston, SC). We are, as you can imagine, proud owners. We are pleased to be your hosts and desire your vacation to be memorable.

Sea Cloud features four equally sized bedrooms on the main floor. Each room has a queen-sized bed. Each of the bedrooms on the first floor are separated by a full bathroom, accessed via the hallway connecting the bedrooms and every bedroom has a separate mirrored vanity and sink. The spacious upstairs loft level runs the entire length of the house and has four more beds (2 queens and 2 twins), a sunny children's play area, and a spacious bathroom with a double basin vanity, skylight and full bath & shower enclosure.
The vaulted-ceiling main salon combines the living room, dining room and a superbly equipped kitchen. The 160 square foot screened deck, attached to the kitchen, is carpeted and features a second full sized refrigerator for your extra drinks. The back deck was designed and built around a 50 foot tall ancient live oak tree. There are two large, walk-in shower stalls (with hot and cold water) on ground level and a large barrel-style charcoal BBQ grill. The house is built 10 feet off the ground which helps capture the ocean breeze and allows covered parking underneath the house for several large cars. The lush St. Augustine grass back yard is partially shaded by mature palmetto and oak trees.
Sea Cloud is on Myrtle Street, which is one street over and parallel to Palmetto Boulevard, the main drag. Being off Palmetto Boulevard is very cool for two reasons: 1) it's quieter and 2) it's safer for children to play in the front or back yard.
Whaley's Restaurant, our fave local dive, is 10 blocks away, down Myrtle--literally a short 10 minute walk. Whaley's claim to have the coldest beer and best hamburgers on Edisto!
Rental week is Saturday to Saturday during the summer months. Only weekly rentals in the high season. Please note that we do not provide linens, but there is a nearby source on the island. Unlimited Internet Service. Please be kind and sign the guest book and write a review on the vrbo.com website (# 462779). Your review is appreciated and valued. Daily delivery of Charleston’s newspaper, The Post & Courier, is our small gesture of thanks to you for choosing our beach house for your vacation.Remember if y’all enjoyed your visit, tell your friends. If you didn’t, tell us.



Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 5-Upstairs: 2 queen, 2 twin/ single

    This large loft room features a sunny sitting area....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Linens not provided. Linens/towels may be rented through Edisto Essentials - www.edistoessentials.com...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 3 upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

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  • Re tiled bathrooms May 2016.

Other Amenities

  • Call Karin or e-mail for any details you'd like to discuss.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seating for 9 around a large round table and 3 bar stools at the island provide seating for 12....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Covered parking for six cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    843 869 3490...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker--bring K Cups!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new Samsung refrigerator added July 2016. Keurig coffee maker--bring K cups! :)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    There is a full-sized refrigerator on the back porch for extra food and drinks!...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Two decks- two are screened. Patio is also screened. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    A fine track located just behind our street. Call 843 869 1111 and ask for Vicky or Heather....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill, barrel style....moreless

 

Reviews

4.9
from 28 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late spring/Early summer
May 20 - Jun 2, 2017
2 night min stay

$2,495
High Summer
Jun 3 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,995
Late Summer
Aug 19 - Oct 20, 2017
2 night min stay

$2,495
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • cleaning fee-required $125
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charleston International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Whaley's
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Plantation Course
35 Miles
Nearest Train
Charleston, SC
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
174-National Scenic Highway lined with oak trees
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Edisto Beach

Car: Recommended

The Plantation Golf Course, is a short 5 minute drive from Sea Cloud ! Tee times are made by calling (843) 869 1111.The gorgeous course is impeccably maintained and has a fully equipped pro-shop, with friendly staff and a neat sophisticated restaurant-bar adjoining the 1st tee box. If you're a golfer, you'll be in heaven on this track !

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: The Belsers and Gleatons are: Karin, a special education teacher and her husband Al Gleaton, a Columbia homebuilder. Hugh, a retired naval officer. Karin and Hugh Belser graduated from the University of South Carolina in the 70's. While attending Carolina it was a Spring Break ritual to book large houses on Edisto Island and gather friends for a week of beach fun. That tradition continued off and on during the 80's and 90's. In 1994, we discovered and bought an undeveloped, wooded lot on Myrtle Street . Al Gleaton, began to build Sea Cloud in 1995. It was his masterpiece and our pride and joy. As Karin is fond of quoting, '"The beach is where you go to slow down; Edisto is where you go to stop'"

Why the Owner Chose Edisto Beach, SC, USA:
Few can match Sea Cloud for comfort, utility, and value. First, the house is thoughtfully designed, solidly built and well insulated = quiet and cool. Secondly, we personally manage the property. Finally, it's a big house where four couples can choose to spread out or congregate in the open main salon/dining area. Our faithful patrons (over half our bookings are friends or repeat visitors) are our best advertising. Their testimonials emphasize the care and attention we give them while they visit our 'home away from home.' Capital improvements in the recent past include new hardwood floors, replacement front deck landing, new roof shingles, new beds, two new television sets, new A/C system, new washer dryer, kitchen fridge, Keurig coffemaker and new barbecue grill.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sea Cloud is an architectural gem featuring a Charlestonian double staircase leading to a 40 foot wide veranda. The front porch has comfortable chairs, tables and a chaise lounge. The screen porch on the back deck overlooks a shady backyard with lush St. Augustine grass. We're proud of the craftsmanship and thoughtful design of our beach house. For example, Sea Cloud has a separate mirrored vanity and wash basin in each bedroom, plus hot and cold water in the two downstairs outdoor showers. The top level has a length-of-the-house loft area with four beds for the younger set. We also have a second full-sized refrigerator on the back porch for cold beverages. Finally, who else, but Sea Cloud, delivers the (Charleston) Post & Courier newspaper to your doorstep every morning ?


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/15/2017

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Photos

  • Sea Cloud: A classic beach home with everything you need for a cool vacation!

    Sea Cloud: A classic beach home with everything you need for a cool vacation!

  • Main salon with partial view of dining room.

    Main salon with partial view of dining room.

  • Front room, # 1 - The Commander's Cabin .

    Front room, # 1 - The Commander's Cabin .

  • Back Room 3 - Aqua Veranda. Glass doors lead out to open deck.

    Back Room 3 - Aqua Veranda. Glass doors lead out to open deck.

  • Upstairs Loft Room - Sea world fun  !

    Upstairs Loft Room - Sea world fun !

  • Quiet niche in the loft with half round window.

    Quiet niche in the loft with half round window.

  • Full bathroom serving front room #2 and back room #4

    Full bathroom serving front room #2 and back room #4

  • Back deck with live oak tree off of bedroom #3.

    Back deck with live oak tree off of bedroom #3.

  • Back screened in porch with casual dining table.

    Back screened in porch with casual dining table.

  • Twin shower stalls with hot and cold water.
BBQ grill in foreground.

    Twin shower stalls with hot and cold water. BBQ grill in foreground.

  • Front porch runs the entire length of the house with chairs and chaise.

    Front porch runs the entire length of the house with chairs and chaise.

  • Main salon with library and fireplace.

    Main salon with library and fireplace.

  • Fireplace and bookshelves in main salon.

    Fireplace and bookshelves in main salon.

  • Front Room 2 - Tropical Retreat.

    Front Room 2 - Tropical Retreat.

  • Back Room #4 - Beach Cottage . Glass doors lead out to large screen porch.

    Back Room #4 - Beach Cottage . Glass doors lead out to large screen porch.

  • Upstairs Loft Room - Sea world fun

    Upstairs Loft Room - Sea world fun

  • Newly tiled full bathroom serving front room #1 and back room #3

    Newly tiled full bathroom serving front room #1 and back room #3

  • Double sink, full bathroom serving upstairs loft.room

    Double sink, full bathroom serving upstairs loft.room

  • Screened porch quiet corner off back bedroom #4.

    Screened porch quiet corner off back bedroom #4.

  • Screened in porch, table and chairs  under the house.

    Screened in porch, table and chairs under the house.

  • Large backyard with St Augustine grass.

    Large backyard with St Augustine grass.

  • 200 yards to the beach via wooden boardwalk.

    200 yards to the beach via wooden boardwalk.

VRBO #462779

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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