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Oceanfront. Modern. Penthouse. Stunning New Remodel.

Isle of Palms, SC, USA
  • Condo1616 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

3 Bed/3 Bath Isle of Palms 3 Balconies Oceanfront

​403 By-The-Sea...Blurring the Line Between Residence and Resort

Stunning entire condo remodel. Three Immaculate Bedrooms, Three Spa-like Baths, One Spectacular View.

Highest-rated 3 bdrm vacation condo on the Island. 1616 sq ft. Penthouse location has largest, open concept unit in Shipwatch.

You came for the beach. The captivating sound of the surf. Sparkling sand and lots of space. It's amazing and it’s calling you. Spend the day frolicking on the beach, or teeing off at an award winning golf course. Finish the day with a stroll down historic cobblestone streets to enjoy local seafood. Return to your Ocean Front Oasis for moonlit drinks on the balcony.​

Directly on the largest, private beach on Isle of Palms, SC. Expansive, with plenty of room to relax, throw a ball or go for a bike ride.

Walking distance to world renowned golf.

12 Miles from Downtown Charleston.

Building A of Shipwatch, Top Floor with completely unobstructed views from Master Bedroom & Family Room.

A featured Better Homes & Gardens Build + Design Team has just finished remodeling and furnishing this modern penthouse condo, creating an impeccable, beckoning Retreat. Please follow us on Facebook 403 By The Sea and visit our website to see the incredible transformation: www.403bythesea.com

Here's what you can expect:​​

​Gracious, thoughtfully designed interior spaces.

Largest open concept 3 bdrm condo in Shipwatch.

Brand new bathrooms, kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, comfortable high end furnishings, new ceiling fans, new high end pillow top mattresses on every bed, decorated in serene aquas, blues and greens. Clean, sparkling and inviting rooms.

Two fabulous oceanfront balconies and an additional resort view deck. Shiplap on the ceilings, sparkling high end glass tile in the bathrooms, rustic wood plank tile on the floors. Ceiling fans in every bedroom. Easy maintenance, upscale furniture. 4 new large Smart TVs.

Views that are truly spectacular and described as the best on the island. Best sunrise views from the Master Bedroom in Shipwatch.

Largest pool in Wild Dunes with generous decks and room for adults and splashy kiddos. It's mineral too! Small playground and community gazebo.

Steel and cement constructed top floor condo creates a much quieter unit.

We love our furry friends, but this is a NO PET complex, strictly enforced by our HOA.

Noted Features:

Complete Exterior Remodel completed 2015

Expansive Interior Remodel completed 2017

Complete Beach Renourishment completed March 2018

Large Mineral Pool/Kiddie Pool with Travertine decking resurfaced March 2018

Gracious & Inspiring Penthouse Location

Unobstructed Ocean Views from 2 balconies.

One large sunset resort view deck

Wide Open Beaches

Adjacent to Two Award Winning Golf Courses

Sleeps 6

Dining Capacity 6

Prime location/Penthouse/top floor

Modern, Open Floor Plan

New plank tile floors throughout

New high end appliances incl beverage fridge

Designer furniture, bedding/new high end pillow top mattresses in every room

Fully equipped gourmet kitchen

Four new TVs

Free WiFi & High Speed Internet

Alexa features and USB outlets

2 Ocean View Balconies

1 Large Resort View Deck

Elevator/Bell carts

Mineral Pools

Small playground/swings

No pets allowed. Sorry, no exceptions.

Closest Pool: Shipwatch

Distance to Beach: Beachfront

Distance to the Grand Pavilion: 1800 yards

Distance to Harbor Golf Course: 1800 yards

Distance to Links Golf Course: 1400 yards

Distance to the Tennis Center: 1800 yards

Distance to the Spa: 1800 yards

Distance to Coastal Provisions: 1800 yards

Distance to the Village Plaza: 1800 yards

Distance to Charleston: 12 miles

403 By-The-Sea is where this summer's memories will be made.

See our floor plan. Every room has been curated and designed for your enjoyment and comfort. We promise you will be delighted with your experience!


Kim Trouten

Member Since 2017
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Calendar last updated:
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About Kim Trouten

My husband and I own a successful Design + Build Team whose properties have been featured numerous times in national publications including 5 Better Homes & Gardens magazines and featured in 7 commercials. We specialize in creating charming, unique rental properties that delight our guests. I'm also a top Realtor in NC & SC and specialize in luxury properties and assist island guests with real estate needs. Isle of Palms has been my family's personal getaway destination for almost 15 years.

Kim Trouten purchased this Condo in 2016

Why Kim Trouten chose Isle of Palms

When we made the decision to purchase on Isle of Palms, we spent 6 months staying at almost every oceanfront complex on the Island, reviewing buildings, size of beach, noise and property mgmt. companies. After intensive investigation, Shipwatch, Building A, ultimately ended up being our choice based on: best view, best beach, great floor plan, quiet concrete and steel construction, penthouse location, huge pool Here's what you can expect:​​ ​ Gracious, thoughtfully designed new interior spaces. The largest beach on the island. The largest pool in Wild Dunes with generous decks and room for adults and splashy kiddos. It's mineral too! Steel and cement construction creates a quieter unit, eliminating issues that wood stick built walls and floors can have. Being on the top floor is a great bonus. Views that are truly spectacular and described as the best on the island. Building A in Shipwatch is directly on the beach. New appliances, hard flooring, and beautiful, practical furnishings. Clean, sparkling and inviting rooms. A vacation island location closest to Charleston with opportunity to enjoy all the amazing art, food and history this beautiful city offers. Easy proximity to world-renowned golf. This vacation home is furnished and set up in such a way that you always feel like you are coming "home" to your "luxury vacation home" rather than returning to a regular rental. This 1616 sq ft, 2 story condo comes fully equipped-Please see our website www.403ByTheSea.com for more details.

What makes this Condo unique

Best beach location and best views. Highest rated 3 bdrm condo on the island.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master 2nd Floor
        1 king, Lg. balcony with unobstructed ocean views/New Spa-like Bath
      • Main Level Guest Room
        2 twin/ single, Main Level with sparkling brand new bathroom
      • 2nd Master 2nd floor
        1 king, Large sunning deck overlooking resort/Sparkling New Bathroom
      • Bedrooms have all been completely updated Jan. 2017. New Everything! Shiplap ceilings, new ceiling fans, custom luxury bedding, new luxury vinyl plank flooring, upscale bathroom finishes-sparkling quartz countertops, new toilets, solid wood cabinetry and designer tile. Breathtaking views from master bedroom and great outdoor seating and sunning from 2nd master. Both Masters have new flat screen TVs.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Gorgeous Spa like! Oversized shower/brand new everything.
      • Main Level
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Shares w Main level Guest Rm. Gutted, brand new, Sparkling!
      • 2nd Master Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Sparkling quartz, wavy glass tile, brand new cabinetry!
      • All BRAND NEW upscale bathroom finishes-sparkling quartz countertops, double sinks in master, solid wood cabinetry and designer tile. Master Bath has an oversized shower completed in Tommy Bahama Lunado Bay seaglass tile. Other two bedrooms features textured wave tile and glass accents. All new toilets and vanities.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
        • Resort
        • Water View
        • Waterfront


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Elevator
                      Elevator and Bell Carts available in Parking Garage
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Isle of Palms Recreation Center just a few miles away has a cardio room and tennis courts. They offer drop in classes for a fee.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      At&T U-verse
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Incredible oceanfront balcony, shiplap ceilings, new furnishings, lg screen tv, new ceiling fan. Colors of pale blues & aquas. Rustic plank tile floors. Vintage beach decor accents modern furnishings.
                    • Parking
                      Covered main level parking garage with elevator access. ** Important, only 2 vehicles per guest are permitted.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Except for Beach Towels
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          12 cup coffee maker in Kitchen and Keurig in Master Bedroom.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Everything you might need in a well equipped vacation rental for 6 people. If you need something specific and you're unsure, please ask!
                        • Dishwasher
                          Brand new, higher end stainless steel.
                        • Kitchen
                          Just completely remodeled! Solid wood,high end cabinetry. New Stainless steel appliances. Oyster shell quartz countertops. Reclaimed wood shelving. Brand new rustic plank wood tile. Separate bar area
                        • Microwave
                          Brand new built in stainless steel.
                        • Oven
                          Brand new stainless steel electric.
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Brand new stainless steel with interior ice maker.
                        • Stove
                          Brand new stainless steel electric.
                        • Toaster
                          2 Slice Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Beautiful shiplap ceilings and Ballard Design zinc lighting make this special. Rectangular rustic table seats 6. There are also 3 counter height Crate & Barrel barstools at the large bar area.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Over 100 great beach reads available for your use!
                                • Games
                                  Assortment of Games
                                • Stereo
                                  Amazon Alexa
                                • Television
                                  3 Flat Screen


                                    • Balcony
                                      2 Oceanfront Penthouse Balconies-best views on the island.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Can be rented-see website for details.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large Penthouse level Deck off 2nd Master Bedroom
                                    • Golf
                                      2 Resort Golf Courses within 1 mile.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Community Gazebo in the Dunes.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis is available at the Isle of Palms Community Center. First come, first serve.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Mineral pool-largest in Wild Dunes next to the Boardwalk Inn! Kiddie pool too. Expansive decks for sunning and giving space for grownups and splashy kids!


                                            • live theater
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Shipwatch is known for having the largest and most spacious beach on Isle Of Palms. This sunswept penthouse condo situated in Bldg. A, is one of two, with perhaps the best views on the Island. This concrete/steel building is quieter than stick built condos and just underwent an extensive 10 month renovation. No pets are allowed at any time. If rule is disregarded, immediate eviction should be expected and a fine of $250.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              36 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautifully decorated. Perfect location

                                                              andrew c.

                                                              Far and away the best decorated and prepared condo that I have stayed in. Located on the most peaceful and aesthetically pleasing part of isle of the palm. I highly recommend.

                                                              I loved it!

                                                              Angela B.

                                                              Beautifully decorated and meticulously clean. Wonderful quiet area on the beach with amazing views. I highly recommend this propwrty for those who desire a relaxing vacation in a beautiful, modern ocean front location. Thank you

                                                              Beautiful and spacious with every amenity we could ask for.

                                                              Tom S.

                                                              We thoroughly enjoyed the property

                                                              Perfection in every way!!

                                                              Mike G.

                                                              We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful place!! Every detail is perfect, with every amenity included for an amazing vacation! Can't think of anything that could be improved upon -- a gorgeous oceanfront location with designer details and upgrades in every room!! Absolute Perfection!!!

                                                              Our New Year's weekend

                                                              Ellyn S.

                                                              We loved your three bedroom condo at Isle of Palms, SC. It fit our needs to a tee. It is very well furnished, very well taken care of, and in a great location. What a great view out the family room and from one of the upstairs master bedrooms. Our only constructive comment would be that the two single beds in the main floor bedroom are a bit short if you happen to be a tall person, which both me and my wife are. It was a very nice convenience to be able to change the door lock combination and not worry about anyone having or not having a key. It was also a pleasant surprise to find we had the help of "Alexa" any time we needed her! Overall, we loved our stay and your condo was perfect a for get-away for our three couples!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you came and enjoyed! We hope you'll do it again soon! Thank you so much for the feedback on the beds. They are standard twin and we've not had this mentioned before but it's helpful to know! Thank you for being such great guests!

                                                              Stunning decor, very relaxing and well laid out.

                                                              Rebecca F.Apple Valley, MN

                                                              Gorgeous sunrise and sunset views! Great location on beach for shells and beach activities. Wonderful accommodations inside. Every room has everything you need and more!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad coming all the way from MN for the week of Christmas was worth it! Love that you enjoyed the eco-tour to Capers Island so much! Our blissful beach retreat was designed for families like yours. You were a wonderful guest and we hope you make plans to return. :)


                                                              Isle of Palms, SC, USA

                                                              Shipwatch Complex in beautiful Wild Dunes Visit our "Things to Do" page on our website 403bythesea.com

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                                                              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date Check in at 4 pm. Check out by 10 am. NO PETS. NO EXCEPTIONS. Our condo association does not allow and an immediate eviction with no return of rental fee will occur if this is disregarded. Only 2 cars permitted as this is a gated community Between Jan.2-Mar.31, other owners in building are permitted to do interior remodeling between 10 am -5 pm M-F. This is strictly monitored. Also, due to Hurricane Irma, beach renourishment is being done this winter on most NC and SC beaches. There may be heavy equipment and/or noise as sand is being replaced. Pool is being resurfaced in Feb/March timeline. (Not swimmable weather as pool is not heated.)

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