Gorgeous Secluded Island W/Creeks & Ocean Views & Dock
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
'Spectacular!' 'Awesome!' 'Unique.' 'Beautiful.' 'Fun.' These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the unspoiled natural setting for our vacation home, Sea Forest. Located on Cowpens, a small private island accessible by causeway, the house offers stunning views of marsh, creek and the Atlantic Ocean.
The island itself, with fifteen homes including ours, is situated just behind Edingsville Beach, an uninhabited barrier beach just north of Edisto Beach. The setting is secluded, relaxing, and peaceful.
Our home is designed to maximize enjoyment of its beautiful marsh and ocean views and abundant wildlife. The main level has an open floor plan with living area, dining room, kitchen, and master suite. In the summer you may enjoy the cool ocean breezes, or if you prefer, the air conditioning. In the colder months, the fireplace adds to the cozy comfort provided by central heating.
Large picture windows across the front and front-sides of the house provide unobstructed views of the ocean, creek and marshes. The outside deck provides a perfect seating area to enjoy the afternoon sea breezes while you watch the pelicans, great blue herons, egrets, wood storks and other shore birds fly overhead or feed in the marsh grasses a few feet away.
The back screened porch provides for panoramic views of the beautiful creek, marsh and gorgeous sunsets while you enjoy the peace and quiet. The additional fireplace on the porch provides the luxury of a cozy fire to gather 'round on chilly afternoons or evenings with friends and family, even when it's raining outside!
The master suite offers a large bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a deck overlooking the creek, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. There are two bedrooms upstairs. One has a double bed and a small deck overlooking the creek and marsh. The other bedroom has a double and a single bed which is perfect for families with young children. There is also a fold-up cot for an additional guest.
A covered fixed pier with floating dock is on the creek behind the house. The dock provides additional 360-degree marsh/creek views and access to the creek for small boats (kayaks, jon boats, etc.), crabbing, fishing, and swimming, This is a wonderful swimming 'hole' and great for lazy afternoons spent relaxing in and on the water. There's a hammock to enjoy the breezes while you read or nap --- the perfect way to while away the hours on vacation.
The creek is navigable for small boats even at dead low tide (about 2 feet of water at the dock at low tide), and provides easy access to Edingsville Beach, Botany Bay Beach, and Frampton Inlet. (OWNER WILL ASSIST WITH LAUNCHING AND SECURING YOUR BOAT AT OWNER DOCK) Edingsville Beach has historic significance because it was the established beach community in the 1800's for the Edisto Island plantation owners until it was completely destroyed by the hurricane of 1893.
For the serious beachcomber, pieces of fine china and old wine bottles from the old Edingsville community can still be found on this beach today. Both Edingsville and Botany Bay Beaches are literally covered with numerous seashells and fossils, including sharks' teeth, and these beaches are prime locations for swimming, walking, sunning, and surf fishing. It is requested by creek property owners that jet skis not be used on the creek.
In addition to boat access to Edingsville Beach, one can walk from our home to the beach which is a distance of about a half mile through a private residential development. For other beach access, we also use the public path options at Edisto Beach.
Sea Forest is located about five miles from Edisto Beach with its restaurants, gift shops, grocery and hardware stores, golf course, tennis courts, churches, and special community events. It is about a forty-five minute drive south of romantic Charleston, SC, known for its outstanding gourmet restaurants, chic King Street shops, and historic sites and homes.
Yes, Sea Forest really is 'unique!' It's a comfortable home in an incredibly beautiful setting. There is lots to do and see, and yet it's so relaxing that you might not want to do anything at all!
Keywords: Home, fireplace, beach,island, secluded, ocean view, creek, DOCK
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Member since: 2001
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Master bath with shower. Bathroom 2 with bathtub/shower.
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Our view of the ocean is unobstructed. The barrier beach called Edingsville Beach has no homes on it, only sand, shells and waves. Between the beach and our island is the salt water creeks and marsh...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 27 - Mar 11, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring Mid-season Rate
Mar 12 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017 Rate
May 21 - Aug 12, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 13 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall 2017 Mid-Season Rate
Sep 9 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
$125.00 fee for 1 or 2 dogs.
Can sometimes provide assistance in getting your boat launched and secured at the dock.
KITCHEN DISHES/POTS/PANS/ETC. NEED TO BE CLEAN AND PUT BACK WHERE YOU FOUND THEM, PLEASE.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Birdwatching, Wonderful Marsh/Nature Scenes for artists who paint and for nature photographers. Fishing, crabbing, creek and ocean swimming.
Year Purchased: 1953
About the owner: The Lumpkin Family has owned this property since purchasing the original home in 1953. That home was destroyed by fire in 1971. This newer home was built in 1980 and has been re-modeled twice since then. We love using it as a year round retreat from the too-hurried pace of our daily lives.
Why the Owner Chose Jeremy Cay, Edisto Beach, SC, USA:
The mystery and magic of Edisto Island has always been a draw for us. The privacy and isolation of this island community has been particularly rich for our lives.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The secluded location, along with the entertainment provided by nature and the spectacular views, provides an oasis conducive to relaxation. Here we can enjoy the truly rich pleasures of life. Some of the things we enjoy most are the peace and quiet...the birdlife (from painted buntings to pelicans)...the wildlife (porpoises, otters, deer) shelling...swimming... boating...fishing...crabbing...reading...napping. OWNER CAN SOMETIMES ASSIST WITH LAUNCHING AND SECURING YOUR BOAT AT THE DOCK--Jon boats and boats under 16' are ideal for this creek.
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Exterior view of the front of the house
View of high tide from our front windows.
Our new master bedroom and deck.
View of den looking out our front windows over the marsh to the ocean.
View of our dock from the master bedroom deck.
Having fun jumping in the creek from our dock.
Back of our house as seen from our dock.
A typical day on Edingsville Beach
View of the marsh, beach and Atlantic Ocean from our front deck.
Our living area with comfortable furniture, TV armoire and cozy fireplace.
Creek dock and 'swimming hole' located on backside of the house.
Our screened back porch with views of the creek and marsh.
Aerial view of the property showing the creeks and marsh
Our dog in the jonboat as we approach the Botany Bay side of the inlet
Sunset over Cowpens Island as seen from the creek.
Relaxing in the creek on a hot summer day.
This listing was first published here in 2001.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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