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Escape to Wadmalaw Island - Leadenwah River with Dock & Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 18-20)

This is a beautiful island get away within 20-25 minutes from Charleston.

Quietly nested in the marsh this home sits on just over 2.2 acres and is rustic with many modern touches. You have unobstructed expansive marsh/river views and unbelievable sunsets. The dock and floating dock provide access to the Leadenwah River and on out to the ocean.

Bring your boat, kayak, canoe, sailboat and any other water equipment you wish. If it is no more than 19-21 feet you can keep at the dock and time the tides to come in and out.. If you have a john boat for fishing, kayak/canoe or jetski come in and out all day long. Fish away and crab until your heart desires. You can bring a Bocci Ball game, Badmitton set, Croquet, or horseshoes are all fun to play in the yard!

We have plenty of blue crabs to feed the family. Jump in off the dock and swim the river.. We love to!

Enjoy the new saline pool only a few years old. We have a tree house for the youngsters, adult supervision please. Tree swings by the river edge, walk down the dirt road, or just kick back on the screened in porch under the ceiling fan for a puzzle.

If the nights are cool you can have a fire in the large fire place.

Keywords: House, river front

More Details

keelin love
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We took full advantage of the dock by crabbing, shrimping and kayaking daily. On one of our kayak trips we observed dolphins strand feeding, then we became the observed, the dolphins came right up to my kayak and took a good close look. It was probably the highlight of my trip. Everyone in our party had been suffering from job burn out prior to their stay and wound up leaving refreshed. It's a great spot and convenient if you want to runaround and comfortable if you want to stay in.

Thank you again for a lovely get away.

Aug 2013
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Wadmalaw Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (10) 2 are in a separate bedroom and 8 are in the kids room (FROG). The 8 in kids room are trundles, Queen Sleeper Sofa downstairs(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have a big tree house for the children. It is two stories, please supervise.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Escape to Wadmalaw Island - Leadenwah River with Dock & Pool
average rating of 4.625 based on 17 reviews
Santa Claus Indiana, USA

Wonderful place for a family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here the week of the 4th through the 11th of July. The house and yard is as described. Large yard, nicely furnished and comfortable house. Well stocked kitchen. Our family ranged in age from 7 to 60. Brought our 2 Goldens with us as well. Plenty of room for all. Whether you wanted to be together or find a quiet spot to chill, it was available. The crabbing was outstanding. We placed the crab pot in the river when we arrived. By Tuesday evening we had about 20 for dinner. Then by Thursday evening we had another 30. Didn't have to work hard for the pleasure at all. The saline pool was a welcome relief. Had a small issue with it not being cleaned upon our arrival. That was rectified. Also found some minor issues in the house. Please, if you rent this place, or any other for that matter, let the owners know. So they can have it fixed before the next guests arrive. Keelin was a pleasure to deal with. Very easy to reach via e-mail. The surrounding area landmarks are within easy driving distance. Everything within 20-30 minutes. Would definitely consider Wadmalaw for another stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great escape for the winter

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our 8 year old, 92 pound, female lab rented “Locust Grove” for the months of February and March. It was an escape from the harsh winter weather we were experiencing in upstate New York. We chose this property mainly because they would accept large dogs and of course, the river and we weren’t disappointed. We have a somewhat different opinion from most of the other renters who I believe were there for a short period of time. With that said, there’s not much more I can add to the description of the property itself that hasn’t already been addressed. The house was certainly large enough for the two of us along with several bouts of visiting family and friends. We spent most of the time in the kitchen and living room areas, looking out over the back of the property, through the double doors, watching the tide come and go from the river. My husband would take a folding chair onto the porch through the French doors of the master bedroom to catch the sun while I would take my coffee and walk out to the marsh and sit along the river to watch the wildlife greet the morning. This is a place for nature lovers for sure. The egrets, herons, ducks, pelicans, cormorants were plentiful and I even was witness to a bald eagle several times and a lone dolphin that came cursing by at low tide. The song birds were abundant everywhere and we loved waking up each morning to the baying of Vince, the donkey next door. Keeling was a great owner/manager and responded quickly to any of our needs, questions and problems that we had. We happen to be college basketball fans and with March Madness coming soon were disappointed that we were unable to get most of the games. Keelin promptly called Direct TV and up-graded to the sports package. Very nice indeed. The internet worked with no problems. Wadmalaw is truly a wonderful island with friendly, warm people, lots of animals, produce farms and a great place to spend our winter. The winery, not far away, had an oyster roast a few days after we came to the area. We got to taste some great wines and spirits along with the oysters and got a feel for the area every early on. We loved the Terrace Theater not far down the road and made weekly trips into Charleston. Traffic was not too bad at this time of year and were able to get almost everywhere with-in 20-30 minutes or so. Our dog, Miss Maxine, loved the beach at Kiawah, we loved the galleries, restaurants and access to wonderful fresh seafood.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family is still basking in the wonderful memories of having spent this time together in such a great home! We stayed July 5-12, and enjoyed all aspects of our gathering. We range in age from 73 to 7 mos, 9 adults and 6 children (the oldest child, age 4), arriving from WI, IN and TX. The layout and features fit our family perfectly for eating, sleeping, relaxing, playing, swimming, fishing, crabbing, and cooking. We so enjoyed the property and would choose this again vs. something right on the beach. It allowed us to be doing things with the kids right "at home" but also provided very easy access to Charleston, the beach, Ft. Sumter, plantations and other surrounding activities. I can't think of anything that we were lacking - the kitchen especially, is very well supplied. We all enjoyed fresh crabs and had an "all hands on deck" low country boil - a first for all of us (with fresh shrimp from a local dock, just down the road)! As was mentioned previously, the process and all communication with Keelin was very smooth. Would love to do this again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colonial Beach, Virginia

Family Fun at Wadmalaw!!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for a family gathering (ages ranging from 18 months to 86!) and was not disappointed by the choice. If you are looking for a place that will very comfortably accommodate a large group and set in idyllic location this is a must. Can't say enough good things about this property from the sun lounge to the pool to the beautiful walk along the pier out to the river. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and answered every possible question I had without hesitation and always responded immediately. The description and the photos of the property were accurate and again can only say to any one thinking of booking this home.....stop thinking and start booking!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words! It means so very much that others enjoy the place as we do! Be safe and thank you for staying with us!
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Gail C

  • 4 of 5

Great vacation, the house was everything the description said and more, 10 of us and we weren't crowded at all--made for a great family vacation. Easy drive to Charleston, the Angel Tree is not to be missed, enjoyed the dock- we would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johns Island,SC

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

This place is a piece of heaven on earth. Great for groups of all sizes. Loved the charm of the house and the gorgeous area. Very quiet and secluded.the pool is great fun for all ages. I would recommed this property in the future. I look forward to using it again soon with our extended family.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Wadmalaw Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off season
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
mid season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
high season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
mid fall season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

optional linen fee $150 + Tax
cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 8.5%

We can rent monthly during the October - March Off Season if the month is available. The month of May is Mid Season and the nightly rate for May is $350 a night and the weekly rate is $1850. High season runs from June-Aug and is $450 a night or $2350 a week. We charge high season rates for holiday weeks such as Thanksgiving/Christmas and New Years.

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Beach goers Kiawah Island has a public beach not too far, or bring your boat put in at Cherry Point Boat Landing & head out to a private beach. Time the tide right & bring your boat 19-21ft back to our dock. Kayak, canoe, fish, sail, crab, swim, tub or boat right off our dock down the Leadenwah. Drive or just walk down the dirt road of the village of Rockville. A must see tiny community, feel you have just stepped back into time while the live oaks drape down and envelop you. In the mood for fresh shrimp or the catch of the day? East Coast or Cherry Point Boat Landing docks can help. Ready for a glass of wine? Also, the nations only working tea plantation is on the island, tours are offered. Ambrose Family Farm has u-pick organic veggies and fruits. Angel Oak Tree is a must see an ancient MAMMOTH beauty! If you aren't interested in doing a thing just sit on the back porch under the fan and read. Enjoy!!


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