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Private Family Enclave, private salt pool/spa, Sleeps 10+, Pet Friendly

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


About the property

Style, design, distinction, comfort and spacious surroundings

You are welcomed to Sea Oaks Retreat, our private vacation getaway in sea side Pawleys Island, SC! Sea Oaks Retreat is a very intimate spacious home, close to the beach and a step or so away from the Litchfield golf club, Pawleys Islands original recreational golf resort enclave with beaches near by, tennis, a driving range, superior golf and club restaurant at your disposal.

The landscape of this single family estate is adorned with old live oak trees providing dappled light for cool outside activities and from which we derived our name. Ocean swimming and sunning on the beach are just a short 3 minute drive across a causeway or just jump into our private pool and spa.

Our retreat sports gracious Charleston architecture and design, spacious entertaining areas including 3 living rooms, bright terraces overlooking lawns and gardens, a private pool and spa. The rear garden/lawn over looking the distant fairway, is fenced so your four footed loved ones can run to his or her hearts content.

So bring the family, bring your dogs, bring your Mother-in-law to Sea Oaks Retreat as vacations are just not complete without them...or not! We also can recommend separate hospitality or daycare for your pets. Mother-in-laws...that's your problem.

This gracious two story pastel painted brick Charleston style designed home, with an entrance opening into a two story circular stair foyer entrance with 3 over-sized bedrooms with sitting areas on the second floor, and the first floor master suite includes its own large spa tub (3 bedrooms are en suite with dressing/secretary rooms). There are 3.5 baths in all, 4100 sq ft of 3 zoned, temperature controlled living space, situated on a maturely planted, private one acre site, with a over-sized 2 car garage, comfortable off street parking, abundant, sun filled terraces, 1.0 acre of mature fenced in lawns and garden areas.

To the rear of the home is a gorgeous saline pool and spa, private terraces for sunning and entertaining, a grand 24 x 34 foot vaulted ceiling sun filled, well appointed solarium with dry bar, fireplace(gas), widescreen video, and surround sound audio which is available in many rooms including the adjoining terrace.

Also included is a large breakfast dining area, dining bar with seating for 9, ample kitchen with adequate amenities including a new GE convection double oven and gas stove top, a dining room with leather seating for 10, a large library with wide screen media sectional seating(with queen sleeper), desk for any office work, and additional fireplace.

Feel free to call or e-mail and we will send you additional photos and information. We look forward to your stay at Sea Oaks Retreat

More Details

Jonathan Schmitz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Jonathan Schmitz

My Wife Karen, and I have and art filled and art full family and professional life. We operate a 35 year old interior decorating company in Greenwich CT and we are surrounded by our artistic family, taking after their mother Karen as interior designers, art gallery curators and fine painters.

My wife, Karen's painting can be seen throughout Sea Oaks Retreat and her focus is Atlantic coast landscapes and portraits...of both 2 and four legged creatures. When a canvas is not available, she will apply her art to walls as can be seen on many surfaces through Sea Oaks Retreat.

We have enjoyed the process of remodeling Sea Oaks Retreat into a special place for our family to gather to recreate, relax and reflect. We hope you find such an experience as well.

We look forward to your stay!

Jonathan Schmitz purchased this house in 2009

Why Jonathan Schmitz chose Pawleys Island

We have property in CT, NH and SC and have had the opportunity to travel the shores of the Eastern Seaboard extensively over our lifetime. Our mission in creating Sea Oaks Retreat, was to take what was a well intented, well planned, architecturally distinctive, spacious home and transform it into a competent, inspiring place for our family to come, congregate, recreate and make lasting memories.

Sea Oaks Retreat and the Pawleys Island area offer a good balance between an unhurried tempo, privacy, yet one can reach out and find most any sensory or physical inspiration and entertainment within miles of this retreat. Sea,Beach,dine, wine, sun, fun, bike, trike, cycle, fish, sail, boat, golf, swim, tennis, talk, sleep...the list goes on.

What makes this house unique

Our Sea Oaks Retreat home, allows for a high level of space, set in a distinctive interior decor, surrounded by spacious patios, a pool, spa, and fenced in lawns/gardens, yet moments for the ocean, marsh, forests, creeks, horse back riding, sail boarding, fishing etc.. And if that is too 'laid back' one can run up to Myrtle Beach or make a day trip to Charleston for all sorts of live and lively entertainment for all ages. Here is a list/links some local favorites:

Brookgreen Gardens:

Hobcaw Barony (the Belle Baruch Institute) :

Huntington State Park:

Broadway at the Beach: Hopsewee Plantation and Tea room

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Guestbook comments from the owner


I will try to express how much we enjoyed your vacation home, but words will fail.

From first impressions to last, there is nothing but good things to say.  The paintings of the walls and also on the paintings hung on the walls are wonderful to look at and also very relaxing.  The gas fireplace in the solarium was our favorite place since it did get a bit chilly a couple of mornings and it was a great place to drink your first cup of coffee and watch the birds and squirrels in the back yard and have a couple moments of quite time before the day got started.   Elvis the cat liked the windows in the solarium since he could keep a close eye on what was going on out back and make sure that the bird and squirrels weren't having too much fun with out him.

The new double oven and gas range got a work out that week.   I cooked thanksgiving for what ended up being 12 people and the new appliances worked wonderfully.

The layout of the house is great for having groups of people or family over, since everyone does not have to be stuffed into one room and there is room to spread out.  We had some kids outside playing, the front and back yards were great, we had some in one room with their games while the adults were in another room solving all the worlds problems and I was in the kitchen cooking for what felt like masses of people.

When everyone left and we were able to relax, we did take advantage of the hot tub outside, which was very nice with a glass of wine and the stars.    And the beds were very comfortable and helped us recover from entertaining.

We have stayed in many vacation homes in many areas and also many in the Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas, but this is one of the nicest and most comfortable homes we have stayed in.  We will be back to stay again !!!

Thank you for allowing us the priviledge of staying in you fabulous home.
Dec 2016
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Pawleys Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Sea Oaks 1st Fl Master Suite - 1 king , The bedroom is large, with separate bath, walk-in closet
    2nd Fl bedrm3 - 1 king , This ample size room has a sofa/sit area/tv
    2nd Fl En suite Bedrm 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa/hdtv/dressing room/walk-in closet/adjoining bath
    2nd Fl en suite bdrm 4 - 1 king , Ample bedrm w/ hdtv, sit area, dress rm walk-in closet
    Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen air cushion pull out sofa in library
  • The 1st fl master suite has a large main room with sitting area, HDTV/cable, separate spacious bath w/ jaccuzi tub, separate shower, private water closet and walk-in clost
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Whether you stay with us or not, please take the tour at the Hobcaw Baronly, a 15 sq. mile sea side preserve depicting the residue of a century of slaves, rice growing, and the fascinating life of Belle Baruch and her political and financier father.


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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Myrtle Beach International
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Litchfield Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Miscellaneous Great Eats
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Litchfield Beach
Car: necessary

Sea Oaks Retreat private family enclave, with Golf a 2 minute walk away, a private pool and spa at your door as starters, one can find tennis at Litchfield CC and the new Georgetown County Tennis Center a few blocks away, a miraid of health and fitness acitvities at HeathPoint...just outside the entrance to our Litchfield Country Club community. The beach, boating, fishing, claming, kayaking, shopping, fine fooding and an endless array of activities in Pawleys Island, in Georgetown, and in more distant Myrtle Beach(20 miles) or perhaps a day trip to Charleston(50 miles) makes for endless possibilities for fun and enjoyment.

There is Huntington State Park that stretches 2 miles along our shore to hike and beach and sun at, there is the famous Brookfield Gardens to walk and appreciate a grand array of plantings and garden designs.

Its just nice to know you can exercise your fascinations on the Grand Strand and Hammock Coast, knowing you can come home to Sea Oaks Retreat to rest for another day!

Feel free to call or e-mail and we will send you additional photos and information regarding your plans. We look forward to your stay at Sea Oaks Retreat!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

Reservations require a $500 deposit/damage deposit returnable after stay. Payment for a rental is made in 2 50% payments, 30 and 60 days in advance of stay, or in full when stay is less than 30 days in advance of reservation. In last minute stays, payment can be arranged to be received at the time of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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