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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. 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:
August 15, 2017

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 4.985507 based on 69 reviews

Wonderful Family Vacation on Goat Island

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Smiley Face House. I will say I was hesitant at first because we don't own a boat-

But Jimmy was available to bring us to the marina or to the beach whenever we wanted to go.

The house is beautiful inside and out. I can't stress enough how beautiful it was to be able to sit on the porch or patio and watch the sun rise and set.

We also used the kayaks that Jimmy provided every day- it was such a great bonding vacation with my three teenage kids!

I told Jimmy this when I booked the house and I'll say it again.. I booked the house because I heard all the rave reviews about Jimmy- and how he helped and was available for boat rides and I thought how nice would that be not to have to worry about anything on my vacation..

Well.. I'll tell you...

It's all true- everything you've read is accurate.

Jimmy cooked crab for us, helped with fishing, drove us around, helped my daughter find sea shells, helped my son golf...

If you are looking for an experience on an island... this is it.

My only regret is that we should have stayed longer in the house instead of splitting up our trip in downtown Charleston the first 3 nights.

The people of Goat Island are wonderful- we parasailed, we ate until we just can't eat anymore.. everyone was friendly and everyone knew JIMMY!

Thanks for everything- we will remember this trip for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the smiley house. Jimmy is very gracious and made our stay exactly what we were looking for. We will definitely stay here again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owner has thought of everything for the perfect vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 couples - plenty of room for privacy (each room has its own bathroom). The house is completely stocked. There is ping pong, ring, jenga, corn hole, seating on porch, seating on screened porch, hooks for enos, enos, gas grill, charcoal grill.

Owner has plenty of bumpers to protect boats.

House is spotless & very well stocked.

We miscalculated our travel time via water but Jimmy was not only understanding when we ran late he was concerned for our safety because of the storms & he emailed us frequently to check on us.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Great time

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at jimmys goat island house for a long weekend. The group had a blast. Everything was great. Jimmy was an excellent host and was easy to communicate with. The dock was nice with the new roof, the covered porch and screened on porch were great to hang out on in the evenings. The house was very cool and we all loved the outdoor shower. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smiley Face House leaves you smiling!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best places we've ever stayed! Very serene and lots to do...if you're into swimming, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, kayaking...My fiance' had never had the opportunity to do any of the above, except for swimming of course, and he had a ball! We did not want to leave. Jimmy, the owner of the house, was extremely helpful, kind and generous. We are hoping to make our way back there in the next couple of years.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville SC

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about this great house, the owner Jimmy, and our overall experience at Goat Island! We were a bit limited with our dates, and just happened to stumble upon this treasure! What a well kept secret! We couldn't have asked for a more accommodating host and beautiful place to stay. We didn't have our own boat, but Jimmy was very gracious in giving us a lift to the marina, sharing his fishing knowledge and equipment and lending us his kayaks. We loved his cute little pets (although the birds might file a restraining order against one of us... not mentioning names) Our short trip was topped off with Jimmy sharing yummy blue crabs with us down at the dock. What a great trip -- we will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 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

Isle of Palms House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Deposit $200

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.