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Sea Cloud: family friendly, well located, classic South Carolina beach home

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 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.

More Details

Karin Gleaton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2018

About Karin Gleaton

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'"

Karin Gleaton purchased this house in 1995

Why Karin Gleaton chose Edisto Beach

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.

What makes this house unique

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 ?


Edisto Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Re tiled bathrooms May 2016.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5-Upstairs - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , This large loft room features a sunny sitting area.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Linens not provided. Linens/towels may be rented through Edisto Essentials -
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
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
Call Karin or e-mail for any details you'd like to discuss.


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Sea Cloud: family friendly, well located, classic South Carolina beach home
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Paradise Found :)

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for THE PERFECT place to spend time in Edisto, look no further. This lovely home is fully equipped for all your cooking/dining needs, including two refrigerators!! It was exceptionally clean and well appointed. The four bedrooms on the main floor were perfect for the adults in our group and the six little ones were in paradise in the upstairs loft, which includes a full bath. The owners were very gracious and accommodating to some special requests we made. Thank you, Karin, making your home available to us. Happy Florida renters :) Hope to see you again, Sea Cloud.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yea! So glad you and your family had a good time making memories at our 'paradise'! Please plan to visit us again!
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Perfect for family reunion/vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Edisto Beach and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Sea Cloud! From the beginning, the owners were easy to work with and answered all of our questions as this was our first time to visit the area. Sea Cloud provided more than enough space for all 14 of us, yet felt cozy and offered many areas for quiet conversations. The front porch was the main gathering spot in the morning while everyone enjoyed their Keurig coffee :). The kitchen was well stocked with cookware, dishes, and utensils and we had plenty of space to prepare large meals (we only went out to eat twice). The refrigerator inside was huge (we kept it well stocked), and the outdoor refrigerator was perfect for keeping our drinks cool. The living room/kitchen area was much bigger than I anticipated and we had plenty of room to get around. The seven cousins (ages 10-16) LOVED hanging out in the upstairs loft! The cousins hadn't all been together in over 3 years since my brother, mom, sister, and I live in Oklahoma, Texas, and Connecticut. This was a very special treat for us to all be together. Each bedroom on the main floor has its own sink area which worked out great! With three full bathrooms, space was never an issue. The house was designed for maximum function and comfort - I'll remember the layout if I ever have a chance to build my own dream home! The beautiful beach was a short walk from the house, and the outdoor shower and garden hose made it easy to clean up afterwards. We enjoyed a visit to Charleston during our stay, and also visited the Serpentarium, as well as rented bikes and rode through the State Park trails (highly recommend those adventures). The local beach/gift shops provided just the right amount of shopping to satisfy four teenagers (and their parents). All of us left with either a t-shirt or baseball cap with Edisto Beach printed on them. If you're considering a trip to the area, you will love staying at Sea Cloud!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Sarah! Looks like you love Edisto and the Sea Cloud almost as much as we do!
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Great Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This home provided my family of 12 plenty of room to enjoy each other without getting to close. It is in a great location and far enough away from the beach to enjoy the beauty and quietness of Edisto. We will definitely be returning next year for our family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dennis! We hope you come back again next year!
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Spacious, quiet and close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd stay at Sea Cloud, the owners are easy to work with and quick to respond. We love the layout and large living area in this home. The screened back porch has been a great space for us to enjoy having family and friends over to share a big meal with. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking and serving up your favorite meal. The quiet street makes it so nice to read on the front porch and then take a short walk to the beach. We look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Christine! We hope you come back soon!
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Great home! Had such a fun time!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable. Clean. Homeowners friendly and easy to work with. Look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion 2016

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beach house. This house served as the focal point of an August 2016 32-person family reunion (with two other houses nearby serving to help accommodate the masses). This house is well laid out, offers a short walk to several beach access points, its large front porch was used nightly for socializing, and the 2 hot water showers on the ground level were used routinely when returning from the beach or a long morning walk. The owners (to include the “fine cigar smoking yardman”) were extremely accommodating to our needs and we’ll be sure to book another stay in the upcoming years.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy and Colonel Seay, Thanks for the kind words and know we're extremely pleased your fine crew enjoyed Sea Cloud and the gorgeous summer kayaking weather during your week long stay. Warm regards and trusting you are well, Hugh
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charleston International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Plantation Course
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Charleston, SC
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
174-National Scenic Highway lined with oak trees
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
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 !


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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