Our Carolina Boulevard house is believed to be the best rental on Isle of Palms. With almost 5,000 sq. ft.(4,950 sq. ft.) this beach house features hardwood floors, granite counter tops, an elevator, a wet bar, private pool, volleyball net, pool table, foosball table, and spectacular ocean views. One hundred twenty-five yards to beach. One block to shopping and restaurants. Two huge decks, big screened-in porch(400 sq. ft.), two dens, and private pool give everyone a place to go to relax and enjoy their vacation.
First floor: Kitchen, living room, den, pool table, game tables, huge screened porch, bedroom (queen), and full bath.
Second floor: Master bedroom (king, SS) with whirlpool tub and deck access; bedroom (two queens) with private bath and deck access; bedroom (king) with private bath; bedroom (king) with private bath.
Third floor: Bedroom (two doubles); bedroom (two doubles), full bathroom, den (two SS), foosball table and scenic deck.
This was our first trip to Isle of Palms and our family of 22 rented this property. The home has plenty of space so everyone has room to spread out. Our older teens loved the third floor area with 2 private BRs and a den area with extra sleeping space. There was more than enough sleeping room for all of us. The kitchen was spacious. We cooked in most nights and there was plenty of room for everyone to get in the kitchen and help out! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything that we needed, including 2 coffee pots which was perfect for a large group. The pool table was a great evening activity! The back screened in porch was fantastic and we enjoyed the cool breezes and rocking chairs. The pool was a nice size and our entire group could use the pool at the same time. We also really enjoyed the volleyball net and had a wonderful family tournament throughout the week. We were just a short walk to the beach and the area we were in was very low key and not crowded at all! There were only minor issues. The house needs a little TLC. The back door handle kept falling off but we were able to tighten that up, but it was still tricky to get it to shut. From past reviews this looks like an ongoing problem. For a house this size there also needs to be more pool chairs. But given the cost of the house and all the perks, these were minor things that we were more than willing to deal with. We will definitely come back again and again!!
We've been coming to the IOP/Wild Dunes area for over 30 years, and everyone agreed this house was the best yet! I'd been trying to rent it for several years, but it goes quickly. Word to the wise, book early. The bedroom configuration was perfect for multiple families, and the gathering and dining areas are spacious enough for a crowd. The pool was a big hit - at first we thought it was too warm, but after baking in the sun it was just right! I would definitely recommend renting bikes - riding on the beach at low tide and then on surrounding streets was a favorite activity of mine. The kitchen has everything you might need, and the whole house was very clean and in excellent condition.
We didn't make it to the Sea Biscuit for breakfast this time, but I expect it's still excellent. Coconut Joe's for lunch is very good (they make a good Goombay Smash!) and Page's Okra Grill is our new favored dinner spot. Of course, going to buy shrimp off the docks and making shrimp and grits is still one of our favorite family traditions.
We only had two issues - the first was the elevator wasn't working the day we checked in. Before we had a chance to call (or even unload our cars), someone showed up and fixed it. Talk about service! The other item we did call about was the back door didn't lock. Someone came promptly when we called - turned out you just had to lift the door handle in order to engage the lock. For a house this size, used for renters, I'm amazed there were no true service issues/maintenance needs.
As I said, the only problem with this house is that it gets booked so quickly - and that's a good problem to have.
This was our 5th year in the house for our 28th annual golf trip...had 10 guys this time. As always, we had a great time on the different decks, grilling and ocean views from the top of the house. House is in good condition and within 2 blocks is Acme Cantina which serves great food. New Harris Teeter is great along with Island liquors...they did a nice job with re doing the local shopping center. Great place to stay!
We had our third great week in this house and have already booked again for next year! Improvements have been made each year with repairs, replacements, etc. The beautiful new pool table saw LOTS of use. The bedrooms/bathroom are large, particularly nice with an infant/toddler and all the paraphernalia that is required on a trip. The kitchen is very spacious....lots of counter and floor space.....easy for numerous people to be in there together. It is also well stocked with just about any equipment you would need. Plenty of dining space for everyone. Large screened in back porch, nice-sized clean pool, and a grassy area in backyard for volleyball are great amenities not found everywhere at this price! Location can't be beat as far as distance to beach and downtown area. Banana Cabana is one of our group's favorite restaurants to walk to. Sullivan's Island a few miles away has some great restaurants as well. House is suitably clean and maintained for it's age, location, and usage. Owner quickly responds to e-mail and there is island management who responds to any issues. I would recommend this house to any large group.
Our group found the house in very good condition. The pool was very clean. All the of the appliances in the kitchen and laundry room functioned appropriately. The bedrooms and the bathrooms were very spacious. The beach & restaurants were a stones throw away. Views from the third floor deck were second to none. My family members & friends thoroughly enjoyed their stay. The owners were very gracious & accommodating. I would highly recommend you take a seriously consider renting this house for your next family vacation.
This is our second time renting this house for my family of 23 people. This house was perfect for our family. It was clean and the new additions from our last stay did not go unnoticed. The pool table was new along with other furniture items. The owners are extremely easy to reach if an issue would arise. We hope to rent a third time in the near future!!