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Best Large Group Sea Pines Home, 2nd Row Ocean/Beach, Spacious, Amenities Galore

Bedrooms 8
Space 5,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Home, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7 Baths (Sleeps 22-24)

More than 5,700 square feet of luxurious living space and abundant amenities, we know you will enjoy staying in our home by the sea. Our home offers a private 18 x 32 inground pool, Xbox 360 system with games, bumper pool table, wireless broadband Internet, 2 wet bars, gourmet kitchen, 9 HDTVs with Roku streaming devices, Blu-Ray DVD with movie library, membership at South Beach Racquet club, a double brick Savannah grill, and two outdoor shower stalls with changing areas. There is ample meal seating for large groups, with seating for 25 people (12 at dining room table, 9 around kitchen bar, 4 at morning room table) using the dining table and kitchen bar stools. Our home is a true 2nd row home, 1 house from an uncrowded beach, approximately 90 seconds to walk from the rear gate to the beach.

Sea Pines offers numerous amenities such as golf, tennis, horseback riding, watersports, 15 miles of bike trails, day spa, forest preserve & ancient ruins.

Four seating/conversation areas: Three seating/conversation areas on the main floor provide ample space for large groups or family reunions to relax and catch up on each others lives. The Living Room and Sun Room were designed adjacent to one another and can easily be combined to provide seating for a large group.

Gameroom, Pool, Beach....: The game room downstairs provides another wide screen TV, this time connected to an Xbox 360 system for the ultimate in video gaming. The game room also has a bumper pool table and wet bar to make your stay fun for kids of all ages. Directly off the game room is the patio that boasts a pool (extra fee required to heat pool during your stay), double Savannah brick grill (one side propane, one side charcoal), and outdoor seating for 16 guests. Leaving through the rear gate, guests can be on the beach in about 90 seconds, close enough that you’ll find guests constantly flowing back and forth between home, beach, & pool.

Gourmet Kitchen & Two Wet Bars: Many cooks can easily work together in the spacious, well equipped kitchen. Commercial grade appliances from Viking, Bosch, and KitchenAid, combined with cabinets well stocked with cooking equipment to support any cooks in your group. Double oven, double dishwashers, and a stove top grill in the kitchen are provided to handle large group meals. An oversized 48" sub-zero fridge in the kitchen handles your main food and beverages, a full-sized fridge in the laundry room handles any overflow for large groups, a counter size fridge in the lower level wet bar provides easy access to beverages from the pool area, and a wine fridge in the upstairs wet bar rounds out the refrigeration options.

Our home is also available as a 5 bedroom, 6 bath rental during off peak periods at a discounted rate (3 lower level bedrooms will be locked: a master, the double bunk & the double twin bedrooms). This works well for groups with uncertainty in how many people will be vacationing together. With the 5 bedroom option, guests upgrade to the full 8 bedrooms at the last minute to accommodate any unexpected guests.

NOTE: We have recently purchased a 2nd large home in Sea Pines, which you can view at

More Details

Mike Rowen
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Mike Rowen

We purchased this home as our one and only rental property in December 2009. We are very proud of our home and are always looking for more upgrade ideas. If you have stayed in our home and have some thoughts, please feel free to email them to us.

We recently purchased our 2nd large home in Sea Pines, which you can view at

Mike Rowen purchased this house in 2009

Why Mike Rowen chose Sea Pines

We love Sea Pines. It's one of the top beach resorts in the USA. Our street and beach are among the most private in Sea Pines and the beach is only 90 seconds from the rear gate.


Sea Pines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy: * 10% fee if cancelled more than 90 days prior to arrival * 40% fee if betwen 45 & 90 days * No refund with 45 days of arrival
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • King Master #1 - toilet , shower
    King Master #2 - toilet , shower
    King Master #3 - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath #1 - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall Bath #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Showers - outdoor shower , Two outdoor showers with private changing areas
    Hall Bath #4 -
  • Three baths were added in 2003 when a major addition doubled the size of the home. Two baths were remodeled in 2011, one in 2013, and one in 2017.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • King Master #1 - 1 king , With private bath
    King Master #2 - 1 king , With private bath
    King Master #3 - 1 king , With private bath
    King - 1 king
    Double Queen - 2 queen
    Double Twin #1 - 4 twin/ single , Two twins plus Daybed with trundle has 2 twin mattresses
    Double Twin #2 - 2 twin/ single
    Double Bunks - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds, sleeps 4
    Convertible Beds - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 person sleeper sofa
  • The 8 bedrooms can comfortably sleep 22 guests. Utilizing the sleeper sofa, the home can accommodate 24 overnight guests. Most bedrooms have TVs, with layouts as follows: Upper Floor * One King master bedroom with private bath & deck * One King bedroom with private balcony, fireplace * One bedroom with 2 twin beds, plus a daybed with trundle (sleeps 2 more), private balcony * Sleeper sofa in Sitting Room Lower Floor * Two King master bedrooms with private baths * One bedroom with 2 queen beds, patio access * One bedroom with 2 twin beds, patio access * One bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds (sleeps 4)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero, Viking, Bosch & KitchenAid appliances & wet bar. Game room with XBox 360 system, bumper pool table, 2nd wet bar. 2nd row home: 500 feet from beach, approximately a 90 second walk! Four seating conversation areas: Living room, Sitting room, Sunroom, Game room. Upscale furnishings combine with an open floor plan and Heart of Pine wood flooring on the main level to create a warm and inviting atmosphere with a sophisticated island flair. Gourmet kitchen - double ovens, double dishwashers, 5 burner gas stove, wet bar, wine refrigerator – will please even the most discriminating chefs. The kitchen was designed to allow ample space for “many cooks in the kitchen” in case a group wishes to prepare a meal together. Meal seating for 25 people using 12 person dining table (left of kitchen), 4 person morning room table (right of kitchen) and 9 bistro chairs (around elevated kitchen bar counter).


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North Carolina

Outstanding Sea Pines Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year renting this wonderful home with our growing family ~ 13 adults and 1 grandchild this year. Mike, the owner, is very prompt in responding to questions, email and so easy to work with. The house is ideal for a large group and very well stocked from the kitchen to the chaise lounges by the pool.

The location is ideal, a 3 min walk to the beach, great sized pool with plenty of pool furniture for all to enjoy. The dining table accommodates 14-16 and we love having the extra refrigerator downstairs for extra beverages - the Rowan's have thought of everything!

Our family has decided we can't find a better spot for our annual vacation so we are booked again next year ~ that says it all! 5 stars all around.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear our home met your expectations Lisa. And we're thrilled to be able to host your family again next year!
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Awesome stay for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating and great stay for our large group. Plenty of beds, close to the beach and a tremendous kitchen. Thank you for making our week a great one!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was amazing!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was perfect for our annual family gathering over a long weekend.

  • 4 of 5

This was the eighth year that my family (five brothers and one sister and six spouses) have gathered together for a long weekend retreat. This house met all of our needs completely. With each couple having their own bedroom and full bath, a dining room table that easily sat twelve people, several sitting areas for groups of us to gather and fellowship, and a beautiful outside space for grilling or just hanging out by the pool/hot tub, we were totally satisfied with this property. Finally, I was very impressed by how quickly and professionally the owner responded to a couple of small issues with the heating of the hot tub and pool and one of the two dishwashers being out of order after the previous quest's stay.


Thomasville, GA

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for large group

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 16 adults staying in this home and celebrating my husbands 40th birthday. It was perfect for 8 couples - comfortable sleeping and bathing layout, lots of comfortable seating areas, a HUGE dining table for games and eating together, great kitchen for preparing meals. Shockingly, there was snow and ice everywhere but we still had a wonderful time. The owner was very easy to work with and quick to respond when we had hot tub issues. We had a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect for our group of 18 adults.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious even for a group of eighteen adults - large bedrooms, large common areas, large fully equipped kitchen, and yet there are areas for small groups to gather. Everything we needed for recreation and relaxation was available/included -- the spa, TVs, games, etc.

The house and grounds are well maintained -- the very few minor issues we had were taken care of promptly. The owner was on top of the issues.

On a rainy Thanksgiving day the fireplace was delightful.

Renting bicycles was one of the best decisions we made. The bike paths are extensive, easy, and quiet. It's a short bike ride to Harbor Town and the South Beach Marina.

I heartily recommend this property -- particularly to someone with a large group to accommodate.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Salty Dog Cafe in South Beach
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Harbor Town Links, Ocean Course, Heron course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Numerous local restaurants
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
One house from very private Sea Pines beach

Bike paths throughout Sea Pines allow you to ride to South Beach, Harbortown, the Barnyard Ruins, the nature preserve, equestrian center, Sea Pines shopping areas, and restaurants. And don't forget to ride your bike on the beach at sunset, which is one of our favorite things to do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $520 + Tax
$1,000 Damage Protection $79 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Our cancellation policy:
* 10% cancellation fee from booking date until 90 days prior to arrival date.
* 40% cancellation fee between 90 & 30 days prior to arrival date.
* No refunds for cancellation within 30 days of arrival date.

Pool heating fee varies by month:
January & February: $600/week
March & December: $500/week
April & November: $400/week
May thru October: $300/week

Entry into the Sea Pines development requires a gate pass displayed on your dashboard. Gate passes can be purchased at either entry gate into Sea Pines for $6/day or $20/week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund