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By Boat Only... The Smiley Face House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,632 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 additional guest. 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 4.987342 based on 79 reviews
Mount Pleasant, SC.

Great visit

  • 5 of 5

Goat Island was great. The house was very clean and was perfect for being on the water. It had big porches and plenty of yard for corn hole and other outdoor activities.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All You Could Want !!

  • 5 of 5

Serenity - Accomodations - Views - Weather - Attitude

You CAN NOT find a better location.

Easy access, yet worlds away!!

Our second trip to Jimmy's Smiley Face House. Lifelong friends aren't able to get together as often as we once did, but when we do, Smiley Face House is our first choice! Jimmy is a great host - the house exceeds expectations - and you transport to that "best time of your life" state of mind!

Don't miss your opportunity !!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mooresville, NC

Awesome weekend at the property!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house and hospitality you won't find anywhere else. Jimmy helped us with everything from docking the boat, to getting the fire started for an oyster roast. Entire group had a perfect weekend. Location is also terrific.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 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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Mt pleasant SC

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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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...




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90
Refundable 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.

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.

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