|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Completed in 2005, this exquisite oceanfront masterpiece features five bedrooms and five bathrooms and sleeps 12-14. Both spacious and well-equipped, it is 5,000 square feet of pure elegance, with an additional 3,500 square feet of gorgeous porches all with ocean views. We have 24 hour concierge service and can arrange for babysitters. Relax in the quiet beauty of Isle of Palms, while being a mere 20 minutes from historic downtown Charleston. Other amenities include: Private in-ground saltwater pool, outside shower/private walkway to beach, wet bar, elevator, linens included, two gas fireplaces, cable TV, subzero refrigerator in spacious, well -equipped gourmet kitchen w/ all granite countertops, rocking chairs abound, beautifully furnished, world class golfing and shopping minutes away.
IOP is one of South Carolina's barrier islands. It is long and narrow and bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The island's beautiful beach and the inland waterway offer a wide diversity of animal and plant life while providing endless recreational possibilities. IOP is home to many full time residents, part-time residents and thousands of visitors each year. In 2002, the City's beach was the first in SC to achieve the Blue Wave Designation from the Clean Beaches Council. Blue Wave is an environmental standard that indicates our beach is well managed and a clean family beach.
Activities: Deep sea fishing, shore fishing, kayaking, Barrier Island EcoTours, sailing, parasailing, surfing, shelling, jet skiing, water skiing and wakeboarding, banana boat rides, sunset cruises, at least 16 area golf courses, Palmetto Islands Park, crabbing, waterpark, Spoleto Festival in May/June, dolphin watching, biking, rollerblading, tennis, nice public playgrounds, and fabulous shopping and dining. Other local attractions: Charleston Waterfront Park, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Museum, Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter National Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art, Historic plantations and homes, Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum, The Market, The Battery, The Hunley Museum, Ghost Tours of Charleston, Charleston RiverDogs Baseball, Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, Cypress Gardens, horseback riding, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Art Galleries and Antique Shops, Carriage Tours, Imax Theatre and Fountain Walk, The Citadel and Hampton Park and Pro Hockey in Winter.
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My name is Ashley Weidlich and I am the daughter of the owners of this beautiful home.
Ashley Weidlich purchased this house in 2005
There is no other rental like it on Isle of Palms. All you need to do is look at the photos. The house and its furnishing are gorgeous and unique. Guests often comment to me that they have never stayed in a place so beautiful. We have even had celebrity divas rent this house, and they loved it!
Without a doubt my family had the most memorable vacation. The house was so warm and inviting. The bedrooms were so cozy & comfotable. I loved all the bathrooms. That really made everyone so happy, gathering on the porch or the beautiful living room and kitchen was perfect for enjoying each other's company. The kitchen made it so easy to cook meals. Of course I have to say how much my family enjoyed the pool. Lots of fun was had by all. Big success!!!!!
What a wonderful vacation my family enjoyed at The Sandcastle! We loved the beautiful colors, amazing art work, relaxing outdoor areas & great floor plan. Location was ideal with great ocean views & convenient to shops & restaurants in Charleston & Mt. Pleasant. Hope we can be fortunate enough to vacation here again.
This is by far the best place we have ever rented! It is everything we wanted and much more. Easy, flowing floor plan with fantastic views of the beach from almost every room on main floor and from three of the five upstairs bedrooms. The owners paid "attention to detail" throughout with fabulous art work, wall colors, cabinets, furniture, floors, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. Every spot in the house is lovely and interesting. Yet, it is kid friendly and a place where all can totally relax. We especially loved the decks and porches. I will go back in a heartbeat.
This was a vacation where we set the bar very high in terms of expectations. In addition to my wife and I we also had our eldest son and new daughter in-law and my senior son in college. We have rented for years on the ocean but this one had to be special and this property hit it clear out of the park. Everything was perfect and the house was extraordinary. Every detail in the home was spot on, super clean and very well appointed. As for the amenities where do you begin; the house...amazing...the pool awesome...the private beach...that one will leave you speechless. Finally, the entire experience, which included a warm welcome with an onsite professional manager to a property where the owners clearly care and invest to keep this property looking brand new it was just awesome.
Needless to say we are selecting dates now for a return in 2016!
This house is our 14th beach rental. Our group of friends have never had a security deposit issue, let alone being described as leaving "filth" and the worst tenants in 10 years. The owner initially withheld the entire deposit and claimed the pool was clogged, glass was broken in the garage, lights were ripped off, the deck needed to be professionally cleaned, and garbage wasn't removed. The owner was unresponsive to emails and uncooperative towards resolving this issue. After 4 weeks of sending emails asking for receipts and "proof of damage" the owner mailed back 90% of the deposit. The remaining amount was supposedly for "excessive cleaning" and not worth our effort to reclaim. Frankly, this entire episode was personally insulting and the offensive comments by the owner did not indicate that this was a professional rental operation.
As for the house and location, it is a well maintained property with a good view. Overall, the house is not kid friendly due to all of the glass art work and the "black" pool. The pool has a "black" liner that makes the water very warm in the summertime and it has a large submerged step around the perimeter that is invisible. This pool is for adults and not recommended for kids that like to jump into pools.
The house comes with a tiny electric grill that is inadequate for a house that accommodates 14 people. We incorrectly assumed that our expensive weekly rental would have included an inexpensive gas grill, but we were wrong. We purchased a gas grill at Lowe's and brought it back to the house and left it there for the next tenants. Unfortunately, the owner threw out the grill and was apparently livid that we tried to grill food on our summer vacation.
It's hard to believe something this unique is available for rent. Our group was continuously amazed - no detail was overlooked and every corner is a work of art. Despite being exceptionally beautiful, the house is very livable and we were relaxed and comfortable throughout our stay. We felt like we were in a movie ~ a gorgeous home, oceanfront views, a beautiful beach. The house feels very private with a large private beach, yet we were close to the local village. We loved having a beach vacation, but still being so close to Charleston with it's history, shopping and unbelievable dining. I really liked the woman who helped us with the reservations, very personal and helpful. I highly recommend the Sandcastle ~ I wish all our rental experiences were this special.
Other Activities: South Carolina Aquarium, dolphin watching, golf, Riverdogs Baseball, carriage tours, ghost tours, sunset cruises, kayaking, Barrier Island EcoTours,
Sales tax = 12.5%, plus accommodations tax required by city/county