Rockers on the Front Porch, Across the Street from the Beach

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Welcome to Casita de Palmas! Feel Ocean Breezes on the Front Porch


Last updated: 06/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

WELCOME TO THE BEACH! It is finally time time to relax. Take it easy for a while. Comfort, ease, and convenience are yours.
This charming, elevated, beach cottage is one of the last original lowcountry elevated South Carolina beach cottages on the Isle of Palms. The house has been in our family since the early 1920s. It has seen a lot of history, including black-out curtains in World War II, a direct hit by Cat. 5 Hurricane Hugo in 1987, as well as hundreds of family vacations.

The house is across a small lane from the beach. It is only about a 3 minute walk through the sand dunes on a comfortable wide path to a nearly private beach. No commercial district. Very few people!

Enjoy the rocking chairs on a large front screened porch with partial ocean views. Go for a quiet walk on the nearly empty beach at night, watch the moon rise over the water, but try not to disturb the sea turtle nests.

Tongue-and-groove floors, walls, and ceiling were the traditional styles of beach construction in the early 1920s. We have updated the conveniences of the house while trying to maintain its original,
laid-back character. There is plenty of sand, with toys, under the house for children to enjoy when they are not on the beach. There are bicycles for you to enjoy during your stay.

We are conveniently close to historic downtown Charleston with incredible shopping, wonderful world-class restaurants, challenging golf, and numerous other entertainment options.

Keywords: Elevated House

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Entire underside of house is sand. There are sand and beach toys for kids. Bikes are provided for guest use....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets are welcomed with a pet deposit....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have a new high-speed 50 Mbps wireless network. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen, Comcast service...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    The driveway extends along the side of the house. Easily accessible for boat or RV parking....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size W/D...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    There is a new high-speed 50 Mbps wireless network....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    On the back of the house...moreless

  • Bicycles
  • Golf:

    A dozen courses within 20 minutes. Two courses on the island....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    New pool is now under construction. Completion March 2015....moreless



Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 11 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay

Aug 13 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 10 - Oct 21, 2016
3 night min stay
Oct 22 - Mar 4, 2017
90 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


Fall/Winter Monthly rates DO NOT include utilities. Reimbursable to owner.

Security deposit is required for long term rentals.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 06/27/2016
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Owner info

About the owner: This house has been in my wife's family for four generations now. Originally built in the early 1920. At that time, you came to the Isle of Palms on a ferry across the harbor, then on a trolley than ran from Old Mt. Pleasant village across the marsh to Sullivan's Island and then onward across the Breech Inlet (H.L. Hunley confederate submarine fame) to the Isle of Palms. The house had 'black out curtains' on the front windows during WWII to prevent observation from German submarines that regularly patrolled the East coast. My wife's family had regular homes in downtown Charleston and in Summerville, SC and moved to the island for the summer. We remember her grandmother saying that 'Honey, living in downtown Charleston before they invented that air conditioning machine was 'just almost intolerable.'

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • Welcome to Casita de Palmas!  Feel Ocean Breezes on the Front Porch

    Welcome to Casita de Palmas! Feel Ocean Breezes on the Front Porch

  • Great place for a cool afternoon drink or siesta!

    Great place for a cool afternoon drink or siesta!



VRBO #82797

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Rockers on the Front Porch, Across the Street from the Beach

Isle of Palms, SC, USA #82797

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