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For Beach Connoisseurs: the Real Thing!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

CONTACT OWNER for Thanksgiving and Christmas: the family members who had planned to stay there are no longer able to do so. My grandmother convinced my father to buy the house in 1964 from an old girlfriend who was trying to raise money to get her manuscripts published. The "ex"? She wrote the NY Times bestseller "Charleston" and went on to be selected by Margaret Mitchell's heirs to write the sequel to "Gone With the Wind"! We have pictures of the house and beach at different periods of our family's involvement. Everyone who enters breathes a sigh of relaxation because of the beautiful views and open layout that invites the constant breeze and sea air. We have retained all of the charming and necessary features for full beach enjoyment such as a large porch looking out over the ocean with a comfortable sofa and chairs, a porch dining table with six chairs and room for more, and a hard to resist hammock. In addition, we have provided modern amenities such as Keurig cofee/cocoa/tea maker, wireless internet, Dish Satellite, Flat Screen TVs and DVD players. There are two additional televisions with DVD players in two bedrooms. Of course there is central heating and air.

Our favorite spots are the swing on the beach side, the lounge chairs on the deck that face the beach, and the dune deck that allows you to perch above the rest of the beach goers and watch the surfers and ships. The full kitchen with gas stove, gas grill, and dining room make it so you never have to leave this great spot to eat. However, there are fabulous restaurants on the Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island and downtown. It is a five-minute drive to Target and Towne Center, where there are boutiques, a movie theater, a Lowes, and a department store. There are dozens of highly rated golf courses within a 20-mile radius. All of the bedrooms have ceiling fans, blinds, functioning windows and screens to allow for the refreshing sea breeze. The HVAC is brand new. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, charming tile bathroom, two closets, and t.v. and DVD player. The other two bedrooms on the main floor, twin and queen, have built-in dressers and full closets, and share a bathroom with shower and tub. The first floor bedroom has twin beds, its own bathroom, and two showers adjacent to it. Downstairs is another den with TV and a futon/bunk bed perfect hang out for teens!

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Devon Hanahan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Devon Hanahan

This is a family house. We enjoy it with children and cousins of multiple ages, and there is something for everyone. We live in Charleston and use the house when we can, so it is kept in prime condition and we have rented the house for more than 40 years, so we know what needs to be done to create a positive experience for renters. We are in the process of passing the house to our sons for estate planning purposes and to continue the tradition, thereby preserving the house for the family for a third generation, and more, we hope!

Devon Hanahan purchased this house in 1964

Why Devon Hanahan chose Charleston Area

The Isle of Palms is a safe, welcoming, and supportive community. You can walk to the grocery store, post office, restaurants, ice cream, and seafood store. The playground is in walking distance and has tennis courts, a basketball court, gym, soccer, football, and baseball fields. The public park with lifeguards is within sight of our house.

What makes this house unique

We are located in between two of the public access paths, so we are away from the crowds! This is the best surfing area on the beach- the best break is just the to the left of our dune path. We have a full beach and do not experience erosion problems since we are in the middle of the island. We love to look for loggerhead turtle nests and have witnessed both the laying and hatching of eggs and do a lot of running and biking on the beach and on the bike path on the marsh side of the island. All of our friends (even the ones who live here on the Island!) love to come to this house to go to the beach!


Isle of Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional deck on top of sand dune, right at beach, with rocking chairs and fresh water Great surfing area


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

For Beach Connoisseurs: the Real Thing!
average rating of 4.090909 based on 11 reviews
Garner, NC

What a memorable week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family get-together was wonderful and relaxing in this charming house. The pictures don't tell the whole story--the furniture is lovely, the kitchen is well stocked, the house was very clean and well maintained, and the location is perfect. Beach access is easy, and the dune deck is a great place to sit above the activity and watch people from your own private perch. We enjoyed being able to see the big cargo ships and cruise liners going by without even leaving the screen porch. The owners are terrific communicators who obviously care about their renters being satisfied. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moore, SC

An older home, quaint like something out of a Nicholas Sparks book.

  • 4 of 5

Super location and had everything you need. Loved the back porch and the deck was awesome. The back yard and the walk to the beach is nice. The 3 bedrooms upstairs are big and had good beds. (1 queen bed, 1 king bed and 2 twins). The den upstairs had a daybed in it also. Could use new shower liners in bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for feedback! Next week is my "stay at the house and refurbish it week", so I will be sure to include the shower liners. :-)
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Scranton, PA


  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend there with our four adult children and their significant others (10 total). I was a little worried after reading the two bad reviews but after reading the owners response I decided to give it a try. Boy am I glad I did. What an excellent place to spend a weekend with family. There was plenty of room for everyone and being older home it felt like it just welcomed us in. There is plenty of off street parking and it's a short walk to the water. Grilled out on the deck, played horseshoes and corn hole in the front yard.

We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm glad you love our house like we do. We look forward to having you back! :-)
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Summerville, SC, USA

We loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic time! The family that rented this beach cottage to us were super friendly and helpful. We could tell this house was a happy place from the minute we walked in. It was the perfect place to spend Christmas! We definitely want to come back in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing escape

  • 5 of 5

SO thankful for this IOP escape - true southern charm and relaxation. Comfortable, cozy -very family friendly- a great spot for family gathering, girls weekend or couples getaway. Plenty of parking and steps away from IOP 's beautiful beach.House is well furnished with all things needed - games, sports equipment, grill - anything you will need and not have to load up and bring..the owners think of everything ! It is the true IOP beach house that has withstood the test of time - - you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Real Deal

  • 5 of 5

I came as a guest of people renting, and I have to say that this is just what I pictured and needed. The house is clean and airy, with heart of pine floors and walls. With the windows all open and the breeze blowing through it was like being in a tree house! All of the amenities and supplies were in great condition, and my bed was super comfortable. I will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mary! :-)
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Rates & Availability

Isle of Palms House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 13 2016 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Cooper River Bridge Run
Mar 30 2017 - Apr 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer/High Season
May 15 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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