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Escape to Wadmalaw Island - Leadenwah River with Dock & Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
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 feet you can keep at the dock and time the tides to come in and out. You would need to put in at Cherry Point Marina and come around, it is a longer and windy boat ride. If you have a john boat for fishing, kayak/canoe or jet ski come in and out all day long. Fish away and crab until your heart desires. You can bring a Bocci Ball game, Badminton 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 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.

Note: The house is "Camp" and country, shabby shic, it is a little rough around the edges, old paint splatters on floor, uneven paint and mismatch furniture. The country brings more dirt and bugs if you are desire turn down service and a perfect house this is not the house for you. It is comfortable and folks love that they can be comfortable there.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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.


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Escape to Wadmalaw Island - Leadenwah River with Dock & Pool
average rating of 4.590909 based on 23 reviews
Stanley north carolina

A retreat for all ages

  • 5 of 5

What a great place this was .we came in with 8 adults and 4 kids and 2 small dogs .accomodations are rustic comfortable a perfect place for a big family .we brought our kayaks and my favorite time was paddeling at sunrise were as the younger crowd slept in .they went for some great paddeling at sunset .the pool was a life saver with the kids even after a few hours on the beach they would go straight in the pool again while adults relaxed on the porch or pool deck.we had one huge crab dinner with the crabs we got of the dock,augmented with the sea trouts we caught .the view ,location this was truly lowcountry at its best .

Owner keeling was great to work with ,best stocked kitchen I have encountered in a rental house yet .It was everything and more as promised

I could go on and on about the great time we had here .

Anne jones

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne thank you very much for your kind words. I am so happy you enjoyed yourself and had a good time on vacation. I love how you called it rustic comfortable and that is exactly what it is, a place to hang and be comfortable. You were a delight to have I hope you revisit us again.
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Nice country home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying in this house.Looks like an old brick house on the outside but the inside is great.Plenty of room for everybody.Nice updated kitchen with everything you need.Everbody loved the swimming pool.Fishing outback is great for the kids at high tide with bobbers.Blue crab fishing is fantastic here.Just bait crab pot throw in middle at low tide and come back 12hrs later 20 crab Everytime.Nobody bothers you here except maybe the donkey next door when his owner comes home.He sure is happy to see him.Keelin is great.If you send her a message with any questions she answers quickly.This was one of are best home rentals we have ever had.Thanks for letting us stay in your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wedding Get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at our sons wedding staying here. There are a few things that need to be repaired but overall what we were looking for!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer family reunion.

  • 4 of 5

13 family members from 4 states met here for a week. It is a wonderful location and all enjoyed being there. Sitting on the screen porch, getting in the pool and walking out on the dock were the favorite activities. We visited several beaches and Charleston. The age ranges of the family were 20 months to 66 years. Plenty for all to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the hospitality of the area, good food, history. Need to come back to see more!

  • 4 of 5

House was comfortable for our crew. Owner was very attentive to any details that we needed addressed. It was peaceful and relaxing- away from the hustle of the downtown area / beaches. If that is what you are looking for - this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed the pool and the doc and the house was plenty big enough

  • 4 of 5

The house could have been cleaned a little better. The kitchen was well stocked but it needs a toaster. The air conditioner up stairs worked great but the one down stairs I think needs a little TLC. The house was old but nice. Plenty of beds for my family of 14. Loved the big yard our kids had a ball and the zip line was a lot of fun. The dock was mine and my husband favorite even though we didn't caught many fish it was fun catching the few small flounders, stingray, and mullet. I'm glad we wanted to catch crabs while we were there cause there were more crabs then we knew what to do with lol. We kept about 30 and ate real good one night they were delicious. We had a lot of fun in the pool it was nice to be able to swim when u wanted too and not have a time that the pool closed for once. I suggest if you go make sure u have water from the store to drink and cook with cause the water there has a funny smell at first and makes stuff taste bad when u cook with it. Also watch out for the ant beds in the yard they will tear u up need a little ant killer.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Erica for staying. I wanted to clarify we use the toaster oven as a toaster we do not have a pop up. You just told me about the AC downstairs being a little sluggish a little while ago just after leaving and I already have someone going out to check it, it is not an old unit it might be a little low on freon. We have never experienced the water making food taste any differently but do provide the 5 gallon water cooler for drinking as the water is well and can have a slightly saline taste. Thanks for the suggestion on the ants. They pop up overnight. We try to keep them at bay but it can be next to impossible. Thank you
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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!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

optional linen fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
cleaning fee $200 + Tax
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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