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Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Deep Discounted Rates for Perfect Fall Getaway to Warm Ocean Waters 843 327-388

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Isle of Palms House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 4 BR BEACH FRONT home, 4 Baths, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub and pool

Very unusual last minute high season cancellation!!! Rare last minute opportunity!!!

We've been doing this for 23 years and this has happened only once before during high season. Newly remodeled gorgeous beachfront home on the prime Isle of Palms beachfront. No way to beat this. If you can get away this particular week it will be an unbelievably good deal.

This beautiful home is spacious (2200 square feet) and light and the view cannot be matched. It's a true sanctuary with its cathedral ceilings, endless windows and memorable views. Watch the dolphins while you flip your breakfast pancakes.

After breakfast you can stroll down the boardwalk to the sand dune bridge where there is a private sitting area to finish that 2nd cup of coffee and watch the birds and sea life or, you may be in a hurry to set up your umbrella in front of the house on the semi-private beach, that is rarely crowded! You may also want to wander over to our semi-private in-ground pool and patio where you can swim and sunbathe without the sand and the salt.

Enjoy a fabulous meal at one of our island's several top notch restaurants,then relax in our hot tub while experiencing the sounds of the pounding surf and the beauty of the moon and stars and even an occasional meteor or two!

Each room has its own beauty and personality. The open porch and deck offers the opportunity for a family dinner or cocktail hour while enjoying refreshing ocean breezes.

A non-smoking policy in the house keeps this a true sanctuary by the sea. Call as soon as you know when you may want to come for best selection of available dates. We don't mind a well behaved pet! Please let us know if you are thinking of bringing a four legged loved one.

Keywords: House, Pet Friendly

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Meg (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Meg

I was born and raised in Washington DC and found my way to San Francisco for college and graduate school. I received a masters degree in psychological counseling and was happy with my practice and life on the west coast. Then Jim proposed to me...I responded 'I can't leave the Pacific Ocean.' 'How about the Atlantic?' was his answer. He flew me into Atlantic City New Jersey and we meandered from city to city all the way down to Key West. Jim wanted to move to San Francisco but his business kept him tied to the east, at least for now. I was only here in Charleston a few hours before realizing that I was rapidly falling in love with it! The beauty, the people, the,to me, is Santa Barbara East. I haven't missed San Francisco. And I love my beach!


Meg purchased this house in 1993

Why Meg chose Charleston Area

I bought this property because it is a true Sanctuary by the Sea! The view cannot be topped. It is a true piece of Paradise...

What makes this house unique

Besides the view?! Hot tub, private beach paths and a full size pool that you most always have to yourself, (selves). A place to relax and rejuvenate.( Most of my guests come back year after year.) The ocean breeze as you have a family dinner or a private moment with a lover on the covered of the favorite spots in this retreat... come see for yourself.



based on 14 traveler reviews

Deep Discounted Rates for Perfect Fall Getaway to Warm Ocean Waters 843 327-388
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews

r. pack, south carolina

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful rental experience at Meg's place. We had the place at max capacity but never felt crowded. In fact, the floor plan allows for space from the crowd. I cooked for numerous dishes for the crowd and had everything that I need for the assembly of the meals. The area was very quiet and we all enjoyed lounging out on the deck watching the ships and star gazing. Due to graduation festivities, we couldn't take full advantage of the beach. However, there are several beach chairs, beach toys, and boards for use. The price is reasonable for location on beachfront. Pool is right across street and had space around the pool for chairs and food set up. I will definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockville, MD

Great Beachfront House

  • 4 of 5

Spent a wonderful week in this ocean front home. Location can't get any better and the views were fabulous. Home has a comfy feel and we didn't lack for anything. Special treat to be able to bring our four legged family member too. To find a beach front property in this price range was a bonus and we made the most of the easy access. Property was a perfect fit for our family of 6, with even room for a couple mid week guests. Great outside decks and covered eating area too. While not a luxury property, it is clean, comfortable, well stocked and you'll feel right at home.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington Heights, IL

A Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience. The house was fantastically clean. The kitchen had more appliances, dishes, and cooking utensils (all spotless) than we needed. The bath/beach towels were large and fluffy. The beds and linens were so comfortable that I could not believe this was a "beach" house. When we arrived, the owner (Meg) was outside planting flowers. Additionally, Meg was always available to us when we had questions about local shopping, restaurants, and transportation. This house became our home, and all we had to do was add food and beverages. I have recommended this house to several folks and would not hesitate to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

This is a great house and it's on a great piece of beach!

  • 5 of 5

I don't know why anyone would say the things in the one negative review that appears also to be from a stay last year. Drain plugs? Really? I found the house perfectly suited for my wife and I and my dog certainly liked it too! I did not see any spiders nor do I think an occasional spider hiding in a closet is avoidable or something you can blame the owner for. I guess you could soak the house in poison to make sure one spider would not get to the closet! Ridiculous. I liked the master bedroom with the hot tub three steps away on the porch and the bed was fine. The cabinets look new and are not the same color as the ones in the photo so I guess they are new. Towels and sheets were clean and fresh and there was actually a bit of an overabundance of kitchenware. I don't know where you would put any more! I have a feeling, a strong feeling, that there was more wrong with that one guest than there was with this house. I just felt the need to respond to that one review although I see that all the other reviews are pretty good! I am in the restaurant business. I think some people derive pleasure out of being unhappy. They'd rather stomp away mad than tell you what would make them happy. This guy who recently posted a bad review about a stay back in July might be one of those.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Party Pooper Comment about the house...

  • 2 of 5

After reading the other reviews... I wonder if we're talking about the same place. In fact...I really appreciate the fact that it's DIRECTLY on the beach, however the location is greatly minimized by the condition of the house. And my comments are almost idential to the other 2-Star review. But my comments are problably more detailed - in that our family began a list of things - while we were there - so as not to forget some of what we experienced. And for refernce... we stayed there in the Summer of 2011, however I would be surprised if much as changed since then. So here goes...

1. Spiders in a closet ( not a good start with small girls in the family).

2. Soured towels in the Kitchen Drawer.

3. Shower Head in the master bath is unadjustable and is about to fall off.

4. Drain in upstairs tub was clogged.

5. Old ice maker in Kitchen is 'gutted out' and obvously inoperable.

6. Ice maker in the Freezer in the Kitchen didn't work.

7. Leak under the kitchen sink - causing a damp/stale odor.

8. No drain plug in upstairs bathroom sink.

9, No drain plug in master bathroom sink.

10. Downstairs bathroom sink can only be drained by holding up the drain cylinder.

11. Air Condition did not work properly.

12. Kitchen cabinets were old, cheap, and had a foul odor ( one of our favorites ).

13. Dryer didn't work well and took an eternity to dry clothes.

14. The key only unlocked the Front door - not the back.

15. Upstairs vanity was too small to hold things.

16. None of the decor in the house matched (Cluttered pictures & figurines covering every spuare foot of the house). It was similar to a Cracker Barrel - gone bad.

17. Queen Bed upstairs - sagged in the middle.

18. Queen bed in Master BR - hard & uncomfortable.

19. Not enough towels.

20. Sheets & Bedding - cheap & poor quality.

21. TV remote in Den wouldn't adjust volume.

22. Up & Down B.R. TV - No Remotes

23. Kitchen utensils were cheap and insufficient qty.

24. Dirty Dishes in kitchen cabinets when we arrived.

25. Quilts in upstairs chest had a terrible odor.

26. TV in Den is small & hard to see.

27. The laundry room ceiling collapsed due to a condensation leak from the A/C.

In closing... Had we known the condition of the house... we wouldn't have stayed there. We've stayed an beach front houses and condos for 30 years and this was a huge disappointment. But to not leave on a completely negative note... the Beach was NICE, the gas gill worked, and there was plenty of parking.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always interested to read feedback about The Sanctuary by a Sea, although it is not helpful to read it 10 months after the fact. If I had heard from the guests 10 minutes after the issues came up they would have been resolved in hours leaving more time for the guests to laugh and relax on the beach and make less lists. I have a full stable of service people on call that would have assisted immediately. I am known for my sincere concern for my guests well-being and enjoyment. I quickly respond to all problems as I want my guests to be happy. As for the interior decorating, most of my numerous returning guests enjoy the sea shells, fresh flowers and beach decor. If empty end tables are desired I would like my guests to feel free to put away, in a drawer or a closet, anything that is in their way. By all means, make it your personal vacation home while you visit! Naturally since I never heard from these guests I assumed all was well. We never spoke after check-in. Imagine how surprised I was to read in the review "we stayed in the summer (May) of 2011 however I would be surprised if much has changed since then.". This guest who didn't even talk with me doesn't know that I continually work to make the house the best on the beach! This is why I am one of the most popular rentals on the beach. Come see for yourself before you book. Check out the house, the fabulous view, the pool, hot tub. I would love to meet you. I will do my best to make your vacation memorable.
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Mt Pleasant, SC

GREAT girlfriend getaway....

  • 5 of 5

Even though I live nearby, myself and three other girlfriends from out of of town rented Meg's place in September. Everything was wonderful, from the spectacular views and the three different porches. We all had our own bed and bath and the kitchen was well appointed. It was great to have both a covered and non-covered porch, as the cover came in handy one night when it rained. The location can't be beat - just around the corner from the Morgan Creek Grill (one of my favorite restaurants in the area). There were a few minor issues which Meg addressed immediately and you couldn't ask for a better hostess. The wireless computer access worked perfectly, it was quiet sleeping and just wonderful to wake up to a beautiful sunrise. Two of us even spent the night on the outdoor porch in the lounge chairs which was something I haven't done since I was a kid. I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat and will likely be back with other family members next year. Oh, and being pet friendly was dog LOVED it!! She was back home with Dad, but he brought her to visit a few times :)

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 blocks
Nearest Ferry
4 blocks
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wild Dunes
Nearest Train
10 Miles
10 miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1 mile
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
4 blocks
Nearest Beach
50 feet
Car: recommended

For the first time I am offering long term winter rentals at off season rates! What a wonderful place to escape winter, with the splendor and sophistication of Charleston 15 minutes away. Church steeples instead of skyscrapers dot the skyline. Visitors love Charleston as it is a return to memories of a gentler time with its cobblestone streets, flickering gas lamps, and historical landmarks. Walk King Street and explore unique specialty and antique shops. World-class dining normally associated with much larger cities offer vibrant culinary talent,especially of the southern kind. Warm winter temperatures will entice you to walk the pristine beach at the Isle of Palms, and visit the magnificent mansions. Call Meg at 843-327-3881 to discuss your ideas of a winter stay at the Sanctuary by a Sea. It will be a winter escape you will never forget!


Rates & Availability

Isle of Palms House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 22 2016 - Nov 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.5%

One third down, balance due 10 days before arrival. Separate check for 350.00 security deposit to be returned upon departure and inspection of premises by owner or agent.

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Isle of Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - Has a toilet and sink.
  • There are 2 bathrooms for the 2 bedrooms upstairs. Each has a private toilet and sink. Between the 2 bathrooms in a shower that is accessible to both bathrooms. The shower room locks and allows for a private shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 upstairs, 2 downstairs on the main floor. 2 master bedrooms. There is a futon sofa/bed in the upstairs master bedroom. 2 of the bedrooms have beach views, 2 do not. There is a private bathroom for each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Pool, Cathedral Ceilings, Digital Television, Surround Sound, Blender, Screened Porch, Sundeck, Garden, Hammock, Swing, Lounge chairs, Outside Bathhouse with Shower, Outside Sink, Toys For Children, Videos, Ceramic Tile Floors, Hardwood Floors, Fabulous Oceanview, Boardwalk To Beach, Beach Chairs umbrellas, towels, beach toys,(boogie boards,frisbees, balls, floats, shovel and pails, etc)

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