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By Boat Only... The Smiley Face House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,632 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 6

Goat Island is unique! Arriving by Private Boat Only, this is where the fun begins...... You can paint your own individual theme for your stay on the back of the Smiley Face, a game of Ping Pong on the front porch, laying in hammocks, fishing the back beach on Gray Bay, kayaking the ICW, swimming off the dock, and exploring Buccaneer Road.

Enjoy beautiful sun sets and rises. Cook local oysters under the stars while sitting around a roaring fire, or bask in the sun for hours on your own private dock while your fishing and crabbing lines are out catching fresh seafood for dinner. The Smiley Face House can offer you all of this and more for year round fun and relaxation.

The house has a complete rap around deck so there is always shade or sun shine somewhere.

This home features two bedrooms. One king bedroom and one queen bedroom with one set of bunks, sleeping a total of six people. There is an additional apartment that is available with a queen size bed that can sleep two. Home includes a fully equipped kitchen with several new appliances , 48' flat screen with complete direct tv,gas and charcoal grill,3 kayaks 1 double and 2 single, canoe, dock, ping pong table, giant jinga, hook and hoop, games, and linens. Please remember this is an island you can only get to by boat. If you do not have a boat we will be happy to provide a ride to and from the Island upon check in and check out.

More Details

Jimmy Small
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Jimmy Small

We have owned on Goat Island since the 1950's and love to share our beautiful island. We live next door so in case you need anything just ask.


Isle of Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1632 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , located on the dock
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , hot and cold water with private dressing room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • One king master with bathroom, one queen and one bunk master with bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
For those who bring their own boat we can offer temporary docking while you go to the mainland for shopping or dining excersions Dock is equiped with fish cleaning sink


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By Boat Only... The Smiley Face House
average rating of 4.986842 based on 76 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had the best time. Home was lovely and perfect to catch up on family time. The island is so fun to explore. Anyone we did encounter was lovely. Jimmy is a gracious host, we will indeed be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second go-round

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit, and once again, we had an awesome time. Jimmy is the best!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

Guys trip. No kids. No wives. Goal was three days hard core was perfect. AC worked great. Dock was awesome. Jimmy was excellent and very responsive to all our needs before and during our stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best stay anywhere ever

  • 5 of 5

Jimmy goes above and beyond any host we have ever book with. He makes you feel like family from the start. We will return

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This place never let's you down. It has everything you need. What a view. Jimmy, as always is super nice! Really enjoy fishing and crabbing off the dock. Such a great long weekend. Had a wedding out on Capers Island. It was beautiful. Ready to get back to Goat.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

Love this place!! Always enjoy being out on Goat Island. We had a wedding on Capers Island and it was great. Can't wait to get back to Goat.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Morgan Creek
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wild Dunes
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Morgan Creek Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Isle of Palms, Caper's Island, Sullivan's Island

Goat Island is a secluded sea island on the Intracoastal Waterway just opposite of the Isle of Palms. Accessible by boat only. If you do not have a boat, transportation can be provided. Whether you like fishing on the back beach, kayaking the ICW, exploring the island, or just relaxing on the dock, there is something for everyone.

The house includes two bedrooms and two baths with an open floor plan. Back deck with gas grill, front porch and private dock. Also an outside shower...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90
Damage Deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday rates are $300.00 per night with a three night minimum.

The house runs off of a combination of rain water collected in cisterns and a new reverse osmosis system that makes water from a deep well.. There is plenty of water for every day use, but is not recommended for drinking... We will provide 5 gallons of drinking water upon arrival and will provide more if needed. You may want to bring additional bottle water. We have an additional guest suite that sleeps two adults only detached from our house next door if interested. Please call for rates.

A deposit of 50% is due to confirm rentals including the refundable damage deposit. The balance is due of arrival.
The 50% deposit is refundable only up to 30 days prior to check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.