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Laura Wall

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Beachfront Condo at Mouth of Charleston Harbo

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Sullivan's Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to 'Seaglass Serenity'... Incredible location.... Beachfront at the mouth of Charleston Harbor, this charming ground floor condominium has views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Charleston Harbor.

The wide sandy beach is ideal for sunbathing, swimming, fishing, or launching small sailboats. The National Park Service and the Town of Sullivan's Island maintain over a mile of undeveloped, protected beach and maritime forest adjacent to the property where you can have undisturbed strolls on the beach. The condo is immediately next door to Fort Moultrie, a National Historic Site with museum and tours, that played significant roles in both the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Fort Sumter, site of the first conflict of the Civil War, can be seen across the harbor. The main channel into Charleston lies nearby, allowing clear views of every ship passing into or out of the harbor. Dolphins play just off shore.

This condo is one of four individually owned units that were originally built as Army Nurse's quarters circa 1910, and are the only vacation rental beachfront condominiums on Sullivan's Island. This unique historic property preserves the charm of the hundred year old structure, but this unit has been renovated and professionally decorated to appeal to today's traveler. The condominium features large front and back screened porches with ceiling fans, rocking chairs, swing, and dining area. The remodeled back porch features a Charleston Bed Swing. Inside, the original hardwood floors give the condominium the feel of an old Southern beach cottage, while providing all modern amenities including flat panel HDTVs (2), stereo with iPod dock, and Wi-Fi. The ground floor location allows easy access with parking only a few steps away. The condo has two bedrooms with the beach-side bedroom having a queen bed, while the rear bedroom has two singles.

Sullivan's Island provides a location that is quiet, uncrowded, with a very relaxed lifestyle. There is not a single traffic light on the island. The island is primarily residential; yet it has several excellent restaurants, post office, library, art gallery, and small grocery store within a mile of the condo. The three mile long island is perfect for exploring by bicycle or golf cart. Public tennis courts and playground are just down the street. One of the beauties of this quiet oceanfront paradise is that it is only a 15 minute drive from historic downtown Charleston and even closer to the shopping and dining areas of Mount Pleasant.

*This is a Saturday-Saturday, weekly only, rental from 5/16/15 to 8/29/15; 3 night minimum in off season. *

Keywords: Condominium,oceanfront, fort moultrie, historic, spoleto, carolina,sullivan's, island, beach,relaxing,harbor, low country

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Wall (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Laura Wall

We are a family of four from Atlanta who have been vacationing in the Charleston area and South Carolina Low Country for many years. We have come to enjoy the Charleston area best of all. We find the combination of Southern Charm, history, shopping, and excellent food compelling. Now that we have an anchor at Sullivan's Island, we are happy to share the beautiful, quiet beach; access to wonderful local restaurants -- especially seafood; friendly locals; historic Ft. Moultrie, Ft. Sumter (viewed from our condo), the beautiful ships coming into Charleston Harbor; and historic, authentic, Charleston!

Laura Wall purchased this condo in 2008

Why Laura Wall chose Charleston Area

We wanted a beachfront location that was free of crowds, quiet and relaxing, yet close to excellent dining and entertainment. We enjoy the history of Charleston from the old rice plantations to the fine pre-revolutionary city homes. Charleston has a grace and charm that few American cities possess. From the performances of the Spoleto Festival, the excellent antique shopping, the tours of historic sites, to the Shrimp boats and fishing charters on Shem Creek, Charleston captivates. Sullivan's Island provides easy access to all this, but seems a world away from the bustle.

What makes this condo unique

This is an extremely relaxing location, beachfront at the Charleston harbor entrance where dolphins play, and you get close up views of all the ships entering the harbor. The island is perfect for bicycle riding, has several excellent restaurants within a mile, and is loaded with history. Outdoor activities abound, from deep sea fishing, to wildlife tours of the salt march, to excellent golf on nearby Isle of Palms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our first time in the quaint Sullivan's Island. Your cottage fits in perfectly.

It takes us back in time, growing up, going to the coast of North Carolina. Being here - watching the cargo, cruise, and fishing boats - dolphins, seagulls - makes us long for that time again.

You have truly created such an inviting and well cared for place. The porch swings are such a bonus - the new sheets and comforter - the very adequate kitchen - made us want for nothing.

We wondered as we sat on the swings what so many topics have been discussed over the last 100 years here.

We want to come back when you are available and bring our 92 year old father - this would be perfect.
Oct 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Beachfront Condo at Mouth of Charleston Harbo
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 42 reviews

Sullivan's Beach

  • 5 of 5

The Sullivan Beach house has been one of my favorite stays so far. The house is adorable. It was the perfect size for my family of four with two teenage daughters. The view is phenomenal, we miss that screened in porch and swing! The house has everything you need. The beds and sheets were very comfortable and the shower is great! Best part for us was the proximity to Charleston and other points of interest. It was like having a beach/city vacation all in one.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed Seaglass Serenity! I have two daughters who were teenagers not long ago, and they can be hard to impress! So, it's good to hear that they enjoyed Seaglass Serenity, too. Thanks so much for your lovely review! We hope you can come back soon. Also, we are reserving time slots for 2017 now. However, we will not bill booking deposit until late fall, 2016.
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Wonderfully well appointed, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

There were beautiful fresh flowers to greet us when we arrived. Seaglass Serenity was clean and fresh and very welcoming.

Two couples stayed in this lovely condo. We were there for my 60th birthday and it could not have been a better visit. The space in the living room is larger than seen in the pictures and the seating for four was perfect and particularly comfortable. The air conditioning is great (it hit 100 degrees when we were there) and the beds were wonderfully comfortable to fall into once a full day of relaxing, eating and having the time of our lives was over. The bathroom was well lit and the shower was great - the bath towels supplied were large and luxurious.

We spent a good amount of time sitting on the front porch having breakfast, lunch and dinner or just relaxing and watching the ships go by. One of our party did some small water colors at the large table while the rest of us worked hard at nothing. The two ceiling fans mitigated some of the heat and there was often a lovely breeze. We cooked several times in the kitchen and used the grill as well with great success. There was a coal chimney for quick starting the fire. (One small thing that might be a handy addition to the truly wonderfully supplied kitchen could be some long handled grill tools, fork, tongs and spatula for use on the grill).

My husband enjoyed the close proximity of the fort and took advantage of that to visit it a few times. The location is wonderful for getting into Charleston and Mount Pleasant where you will find everything you need for groceries, wine and other supplies.There's even a Whole Foods for gourmet shopping.

We dined at Page's Okra Grill in Mount Pleasant - well worth the 20 minute wait. And of course Magnolias and Husk in Charleston (make reservations well in advance for both - you won't be disappointed!).

We sat in the chairs with the view of the beach in the morning (just a few folks taking early morning walks - it feels like your own private spot) and in the dark of evening watched as the large ships lights glided by - sometimes passing one another. Magical.

We truly hated to leave what came to feel like our own perfect beach house - I sort of didn't want to leave a glowing review - this condo is already much in demand and we hope to return - but the owners deserve great kudos and recognition for the care they have shown in decorating and maintaining this genuinely great vacation space.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great suggestion! I have ordered the long handled grill tools. They will be waiting, for your next visit. Also, next year, we will send our guests home with a limited addition "baseball" hat, with a great logo of the lighthouse. It was designed by a resident of Sullivan's Island. Your lovely review made my week! We appreciate your generosity in sharing your very positive review. Thank you!! And, I'm so happy that you had a great birthday celebration, with fellow good travelers.
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Peaceful setting with gorgeous views.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your vote of confidence! And, we look forward to your next visit!
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is a great oceanfront property near Charleston. The owners provide everything you need, including beach chairs, beach towels, kitchen utensils and other needs. The apartment is well-maintained and clean. I will definitely be staying there again for a relaxing beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We aim to please travelers who are underwhelmed with the usual vacation rentals that are available. We look forward to your next visit!
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get much better than Sullivan's Island. And it really doesn't get much better than staying in a house right on the beach on Sullivan's Island! The condo was adorable, cozy, and beachy. It has everything you could think of in a beach house. My husband and I were there for our honeymoon and when we entered, there was chilled champagne, flutes, and a personal note from the owners. It made us feel immediately welcome and was such a lovely gesture. The house was equipped with anything and everything we needed during our stay. The location of the house could not be better! We could walk to Fort Moultrie and the beach was literally steps away. We had an absolutely wonderful honeymoon experience and would be happy to stay here again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that your honeymoon was special! And, thanks for the great review! We wish you many, many years of happiness together.
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My Dream Condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay at Seaglass Serenity on Sullivan's Island, SC, and it was even better than the first time. We were there from May 28-June 4, 2016.

1) There is now a keyless entry; this has made me see the light! I must have one;

2) The hose at the doorway so that you can spray your feet and shoes;

3) The tray on the porch to store the shoes for drying;

4) The bathroom--I love that shower;

5) Lamps--good lamps--everywhere--sometimes you just want to sit in a chair and read;

6) And you can because if you forgot your own, Laura has supplied books, both easy beach reads and more in-depth volumes on SC history;

7) The front porch--my--I mean, Laura's--rockers and screens and ceiling fans. As I was sitting there one day, I thought, "I could really use an ottoman." I glanced at the swing and there it was! There's a table between the rockers for your tea or other beverage and the view is perfect. Eat on the porch--it's perfect.

It's a very short walk to the beach, but if you don't feel up to it, just sit on the porch and watch the ships go by. It's a great way to pass a day.

I could go on but you'd start thinking I was making it up. One last thing--I was sitting on the porch with my drink and my book--my feet on that ottoman--when I remarked that I really just needed a cat to make it perfect. I went inside for a minute, came back out, and there was a cat! If you don't like cats, there's a porch door that she cannot open, but if you do like them, she's ready to be liked.

Great place with all the amenities you could want. Don't hesitate--book it today before I get to it again. And eat the shrimp roll at The Obstinate Daughter. Really good. Make a reservation.

Most sincerely,

Denise Sherrod

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise, Your in-depth review about Seaglass Serenity was great! And, good visual pictures. Thanks so much! It helps us prepare for you better, by hearing what you like. And, the black cat "Nat", is supplied by our upstairs neighbor's, who live there full time. We are so happy that you had a good vacation! And, we will have more new things for you to discover on your next trip -- which we hope is soon! Laura
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Charleston International Airport (CHS)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Obstinate Daughter, Poe's, Dunleavy's, more
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Charleston Water Taxi at Patriot's Point
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Wild Dunes Resort
Nearest Train
19 Miles
North Charleston Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
SC 703
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Obstinate Daughter, High Thyme, Poe's, more
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Right Here
Car: recommended

Next door access to launch small boats, tours and museum of historic fort, public tennis courts and park, art gallery, golf cart rentals for non-main street transportation, convenient for Spoleto Festival.


Rates & Availability

Sullivan's Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2
Nov 5 2016 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.5%

- This is a Saturday to Saturday rental during Summer Season.
- Rates include linen and exit cleaning fees.
- Rates for 2017 have not been established. Inquire about 2017 rates, and we will reserve your time, and bill you for deposit in late fall, 2016. You can decline reservation at that time, if you choose.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Sullivan's Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Marble top vanity sink, with storage
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen
    Rear Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) (Two)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Front and Back Screened Porches with rocking chairs and porch swing, Dining Area on Porch, Two Flat Panel HDTVs, Free Wi-Fi, included exit cleaning service, board games, books, DVDs, Tide Clock, beach chairs, recently redecorated and renovated interior by professional interior designer, totally renovated bathroom with luxury shower, comfortable interior lounge seating, Adirondack chairs close to beach, Large open lawn. Beach front sunset views. Nearby lively restaurants and bars, specialty grocer/deli.

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