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Traditional House on the Island – weeks still open in August, Sept, October!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Anchor In, a wonderful family beach house on non-commercial beautiful Pawleys Island, is available for rental in all seasons. Anchor In has the delightful atmosphere of the old-style island house, but has been completely renovated and has all the modern conveniences.

Pawleys Island is a rare, unspoiled, and completely non-commercial, historic resort island on the South Carolina coast. Our traditional and lovely beach house, on the island (not the mainland), has an ocean view from the top floor.

The beautiful salt marsh tidal creek, a haven for migratory birds, is less than one minute from our back door, and we have a two-decker wooden dock where you can relax and let your cares drift away in this idyllic setting.

The wide sandy beaches and the ocean are a two-minute walk from our front door, just across the street and over the sand dunes.

A two-minute drive takes you onto the mainland, with many stores, restaurants, and shops. There are quaint and historic lowcountry towns nearby to visit, and stunning local nature preserves and state parks less than an hour away. Also nearby are tennis camps, many renowned golf courses, fabulous outlet shopping malls, and entertainment arcades.

Anchor In has been owned by the same family since its original construction in 1939. (See our black-and-white photo from the 1940's on our website!)

In addition to all the ordinary types of goods and services, local shopping on the mainland adjacent to Pawleys includes the world-famous Hammock Shop, where you can see these hand-woven, cotton rope hammocks.

There are many historic and scenic lowcountry towns nearby, starting with charming and historic Georgetown, 12 miles south of Pawleys. Walk along the boardwalk on the Sampit River, visit the rice museum, and be sure to pick up some treats from our favorite place, Kudzu Bakery and Market.

Places to experience and learn about nature abound near Pawleys. Hobcaw Barony, a 17,500-acre wildlife refuge and education center, is eleven miles south of Pawleys. Also, Brookgreen Gardens, an enthralling collection of outdoor statuary, together with a wildlife preserve, is just eight miles north.

A paradise for bird-watching can be found at Huntington Beach State Park, also eight miles from Pawleys. This park is considered by many birders to be the best birding spot on the East Coast!

Eating out and enjoying seafood in waterside restaurants is an art form in nearby Murrell's Inlet. Fresh local fish, shellfish of all kinds, a relaxed atmosphere, and lovely views make this small town a treasure.

If your taste runs to outlet shopping, head towards Myrtle Beach - 22 miles away. Myrtle Beach also is home to world-renowned golf courses, and an exciting Pavilion.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we hope you will enjoy our island house as much as we have.

Tous renseignements egalement en francais.

Keywords: Traditional Beach House, on the Island

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 8, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Some of the best moments of my life were spent at Anchor In! In that hammock!”
Jun 2006
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Pawleys Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main floor - middle bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , This full bath is off the hall on the main floor.
    Main floor - back bath - toilet , shower , Full bathroom with spacious shower; adjoining back bedroom.
    Upstairs full bath, with shower - toilet , shower , This sunny bathroom is off the hall upstairs.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main floor - front bedroom - 1 queen , Opens into the Living Room. Has windows on south and east.
    Main floor - middle bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Main floor - back bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Opens into the hall. Has spacious full bathroom adjoining.
    Upstairs - front bedroom - 1 queen , This bedroom has its own balcony, and is very sunny.
    Upstairs - back bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , There is a full bathroom upstairs off the hall, with shower.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis
Internet, Central Heat and Air-Conditioning, New Kitchen, Side By Side Fridge/Freezer, Ice Dispenser in Door, Fully Equipped (Pots, Dishes, Bakeware, Linens) Electric Range, Blender, Toaster, Toaster Oven, Coffee Pot, Disposal, Spacious Laundry Room with New Washer and Dryer, 2nd Refrigerator, Phone - Free National Long-Distance, Phones in Kitchen, LR and Upstairs, Intercom Between Floors, 2 Televisions, one with Separate DVD, one portable with built-in DVD, Cable Outlets in Every Room, clock radios, Broadband Internet Connection, 3 Bathrooms - Completely Renovated, hair dryers, Ceiling fans, Private Double-Decker Traditional Wooden Dock on the Tidal Creek with shared use by two family houses, Screened Porch and Open, Covered Porch, Gas Grill on Open Deck, Enclosed Outdoor Shower, Spacious Covered Parking, locked downstairs storage for tenant use (strollers, etc), Smoking Allowed Outside, Large Fenced Dog Run, Municipal Garbage Service, End of Stay Clean-up Service


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Traditional House on the Island – weeks still open in August, Sept, October!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 wonderful weeks at The Anchor In in September of this year. This is the best house for a true Pawleys experience. We hope to make this the first of many trips to your wonderful house. Thanks for sharing it with us. Robby and Joye Byrum

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2007
  • Stayed: September 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback. Isn't September lovely! We're so happy that you had a good Pawleys experience.
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Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We came down for an 80th birthday with our family, including grandsons and 2 dogs. I have to say that Anchor In is a true gem of a house. We never felt like we were in a hotel, rather we were at home. The kitchen is stocked with everything that you need. The walk to the beach is so easy even with two grandchildren under the age of 2. The house is very comfortable and has all the modern comforts. The screened porch was a big hit as well as sitting on the front of the house. Having 2 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs provided a great place for the grandsons to stay with their family. Also, being dog friendly was great for us. The dogs loved the beach and the walks that they took. I highly recommend Anchor In

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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S. Griffin, Charlotte

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weeks stay at Anchor In........lovely and very comfortable home. It brought lots of memorys back to Maryann and Sally who have been coming to Pawleys Island for over 50 some odd years. Actually having stayed at Anchors In very many years ago. We sat on the screened porch and I would listen to them reminscing about the different places they have stayed The Rucker, Thomas Cottage, Rudy's Roost & etc. The comment I most remember is that when they stayed at Anchor's In with their parents it was their mothers favorite place because of how comfortable and well furnished it was. And it still is, we came home so relaxed that we are having a hard time getting ourselves motavated to get something accomplished here at home. My dogs has the best time as well.....the setup for them was perfect. Thank you allowing us to share your wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. :) What a nice recollection. We also feel that coming back to the same beach house over time is a very rewarding experience. It’s wonderful for us to have way-past guests returning, and feeling comfy and at home! Relaxing is what vacation is all about. :) Please come again. Best, the Moses family
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Arden, NC

Perfect Home and Location!

  • 5 of 5

We returned yesterday from a week at the Anchor In. We had been coming to Litchfield for 25 years. Our family had grown and we needed to make a change. I began searching last August. Fortunately I found the Anchor In and it was available our week. It was just perfect for us. We loved being on the North end and the home is centrally located. We could walk down the path out back and be at the two level dock on the Inlet Creek/waterway in two minutes. Some of us fished, some rode kayaks(rented), there is a very nice canoe available at the house, and all at some point sat and watched the sunset. We then could walk out the front, walk right a little bit, take the path and be on the beach in two minutes. The beach...we all took the "short" walk to the left up the beach to the far north end several times each day, especially at low tide. The north end of Pawley's, looking over towards Litchfield and Huntington beach is unique and beautiful. As I said we went several times each day. We rode bikes early each morning and the Historic North End is a great place to look at homes and the creek. The Anchor In has a really large screened porch and large table where we sat each night, but the front covered deck and rockers is where many sat late at night. The kitchen is almost huge and the laundry room size and extra fridge was just a bonus. The 2 newer bedrooms and bath upstairs are really nice. The three bedrooms and two baths downstairs worked great for us, especially the back bedroom with the queen and single and its own large private bath. One thing that I had not seen mentioned in other reviews is the large size of the gravel parking area and the depth of parking under the house as well.

The best thing however, was being able to communicate with Katherine and Natalie the last 8 months and specifically the last month...what great people to deal with!!!They are super. Their home built in 1939 and renovated with additions in 2005 is steeped in tradition and our family loves that. I am not sure you can find a better family to deal with.

Lastly, I did want to comment on something that may be of interest to others. If you have an elderly or disabled person in your group...Google "Beach Wheelchair Rentals" Myrtle Beach, EARLY! we needed one, they are great. Eleven people asked us where to get it, several families borrowed it. It is a lifesaver and allows family members to be with you. They roll across sand easily...they delivered it. Thank you guys!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review- thank you for all your positive feedback, and for noticing things that are helpful for future guests. We are really fortunate that our house is so spacious, and has so many areas to relax in, spaces that have different aspects and views. And yes, we feel so fortunate in our location nearer to the north end of the island, where we are so close to both the ocean and the creek. I think that Pawleys creek is one of the special things that make staying on the island such a really special treat- the sunsets, the beautiful marshes full of birds - it’s incredibly relaxing. Thanks for noting the information about the beach wheelchair! It sounds like it was not something that was well known, but that many could use. Great insider tip! Walking to the north end can be really delightful, because the terrain is interesting, especially seeing the differences at high and low tides. Often, there are more interesting shells at that end of the beach, and pelicans in the surf. Many pleasures for the beach walker. All of us in the family treasure our many years, and our family history in Anchor In, and it’s very gratifying when our guests appreciate it too. We have guests who have come generation after generation, each year. Thank you again for your comments. :) —the Moses family
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Another great week at Anchor In

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family met the end of May for another great vacation week at Anchor In. The weather was perfect all week with temperatures in the mid 80s and rain only one evening. Anchor In is a great house with lots of space for all of us to be together or apart. The kitchen is well stocked with anything needed for cooking and dining. We enjoyed almost every meal at the large table on the side screened in porch and spent most evenings enjoying the ocean breeze in the rockers on the front porch. The bedrooms are spacious, and the beds are comfortable. Our grandchildren enjoy staying in the "library room" with all the wonderful books to choose from and a closet full of games, puzzles and activities. Our granddaughter couldn't wait to claim the "reading nook" with her favorite book. Our son and daughter-in-law drive from N.Y. to meet us for a week at the beach. They are so relieved to have a spot for their much loved German shepherd and enjoy rising early in the morning to take beach walks to watch the sun rise. Our daughter's family enjoyed a day at Brookgreen Gardens. The children came back very excited about all they saw on the nature tour. We drove to Georgetown for lunch one day and enjoyed touring the art galleries and shops there. While we were at Pawleys, we had relatives visit from the Charleston area. The younger cousins enjoyed a day at the beach together. The Anchor In was a great place to have our family gathering. We love our visits to Pawleys and look forward to another week at Anchor In in 2016! The relatives are now looking for a place near Anchor In to rent for our week in May, 2016. One afternoon at Pawleys just isn't enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful and wide-ranging comments on the many pleasures of being at Pawleys, and for sharing how the house worked out for your family. We love having so much space and so many corners, nooks, and different porches - a place for everyone, including the dog. Brookgreen is such a treasure - the nature, the art, the outdoor beauty. And yes, the simple walks on the great beaches on Pawleys always feel fresh, and at the same time, familiar! Pawleys Island is truly well situated - the island is set apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, yet it is so easy to drive to Georgetown, or Brookgreen, or even Charleston, for outings. We hope you will indeed come again, and have many happy future years with the family at Anchor In. Best, the Moses family.
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Columbia, SC

Looking forward to 2015

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year returning to Anchor In and we are already planning our return in 2015! The best spot on the island, in our opinion. The beach access is right across the street, the dock just behind the house and we are close to one of our favorite spots - the north tip of the island. The best place to fish, look for shells and just have some peaceful time to yourself. We still haven't used the canoe but plan to on our next trip and do a little creek crawling, too! Who knows, we may even do a long weekend trip during the off season. That's how much we enjoy it - waiting another year for the next family week of vacation is way too long! The owners are wonderful, gracious and kind, too.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! Please come again in 2015. We also love walking up the beach to the north end of the island- it’s always a little different, and the shells do seem more interesting there where the ocean and creek meet. Personally, I can highly recommend to you how enjoyable the island is in the off seasons and the in-between seasons. It can be quite different- not so hot (altho the water seems to stay warm a good while after summer ends.) But it’s also a bit more contemplative, relaxing, and low-key. The slower times make for a great getaway, and a space to unwind from regular workaday concerns, and appreciate the pleasure of the natural setting. Do try it! Thanks for your lovely feedback. Best, the Moses family
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On the Island - Wonderful Wide Sandy Beaches with Fine Swimming, Walks, 'Creekin'', Crabbing, Bird-Watching, Boat Landing 1 minute away, Shell Collecting, Swinging in the Hammock and Doing Nothing, Nearby, Seafood Restaurants, Quaint and Historic Lowcountry Towns, Stunning Local Nature & Wildlife Preserves and State Parks, Renowned Golf Courses, Outlet Malls, Entertainment Arcades, Movies Theaters, Gardens, Wildlife Refuge and Education Centers, Best Birding Spot on the East Coast, Award-Winning 'Bike the Neck' - Waccamaw Neck Bikeway




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
2 dogs(all wi prior ok) $200

Standard rates are for summer season. Lower rates for shoulder (2400/week) and low season (2000/week) Please write to ask.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.