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Linda Letson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

"Ocean's Song" * LUXURY 5BR/6BA HOME, Pool, Elevator * 1 block to beach * 5-STAR

58 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Charleston Area House Rental Photos and Description

5 STAR -LUXURY HOME, 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, private pool, elevator, sleeps 12

Hello! THANK YOU for stopping at our site.

*** If you saw this property on CRAIG'S LIST, IT IS A TOTAL SCAM! ***

You are NOW on the OFFICIAL VRBO SITE, so you are OK.... everything is totally legitimate. Please call me if you have any questions.. I get numerous calls from people who have seen the Craig's List ad and wonder if it is true... the SCAMMERS use all my photos and my name, and they try to get people to pay them directly... so BEWARE!!

BACK TO THE REAL 'OCEAN'S SONG'..... there are so many properties on VRBO, that it can be difficult to know which one would best suit your family and specific criteria.

HOWEVER, you have made the PERFECT 'stop' -- I guarantee that it is one of the nicest rentals you will find, 5-Star all the way!

Before you get started, I hope you will take a moment to look at our Guest Reviews! These candid comments from our guests will give you a good perspective as you read through this information.

**** Also, just to let you know I do rent throughout the holidays.... THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS and New Year's Eve for 2016 are available for booking now.. Dates are flexible during those times, so just let me know what days your family would need beyond the usual week stay. We put up lovely trees and tasteful decorations, so the house looks 'magical' for Christmas!! [Or we can decorate for Hanukkah]

WELCOME to 'Ocean's Song'.... 'The Ocean's Song is the music of our souls!'

This is NOT your granny's beach house!!

Ocean's Song is a gorgeous 3,600 sq.ft. house, decorated to reflect the Island/Coastal chic, and yet very comfortable with the 'feel' of a cozy old Isle of Palms beach house, yet it is only 10 years old. High end finishes, granite counters, stainless appliances, hardwood floors throughout, laundry room with new washer and dryer, plus the 'Powder Room' is a full bath as well!!

AND, EVERY BEDROOM HAS IT'S OWN PRIVATE on suite BATH!! This house is designed for the whole family -- children of all ages welcome!!! (We also welcome the four-legged family members as well.)

This home is designed and situated for pool and beach fun! It is beautifully decorated and has every convenience for your stay and yet you will feel comfortable and can 'kick back' and relax!! 'Ocean's Song' is the house you will fall in love with -- where you will want to return year after year!

A few things you will enjoy:

* The entire backyard is a pool [salt water system] area with two levels of decks. Many chairs/chaise lounges and tables make it a great area for entertaining, playing in the pool and sunning! The six burner grill will test Dad's culinary skills.

* The large elevator helps avoid carrying your things up steps, plus it is roomy enough for a wheelchair.

* One block from the beach, it is only a 3 min walk! We have provided beach toys, Boogie boards, Tommy Bahama beach chairs, Beach Buggy, Beach Wagon and Beach umbrellas. Being one block off Palm Blvd. gets you away from the heavy traffic and all of the 'off road' beach parking for the public. You have private parking and no one will be parking in the front yard except you!

* The Isle of Palms Rec Center is just one block away, with tennis courts, gym, fitness center, basketball court, baseball field and lots of play area for your athletes and the youngsters.

* This nine year old house has all the high-end features and appliances you would want -- stainless appliances, french door refrigerator w/ ice and water in door, separate beverage center, oven and warming oven, microwave, gas cook top, Keruig coffee maker and regular coffee maker, plus electric water pot for tea. The kitchen features granite counter tops, two separate sinks, an island and a large outer counter. The kitchen is TOTALLY equipped with EVERYTHING YOU NEED! We also have a separate laundry room with a new heavy duty washer and dryer, plus laundry sink.

* You will like the luxury of the Biltmore Estate sheets and towels, as well as Pine Cone Hill bed skirts. Luggage racks, hair dryers and hand/full length mirrors are provided. Each bedroom is beautifully appointed [with numerous sleeping pillows!] and ready for you to relax at the end of a fun-filled day!

* Ocean's Song has an inverted floor plan. GROUND LEVEL is the garage area where there is a Ping Pong Table, shower and various toys, plus the sliding glass doors out to the pool area. The FIRST level has four bedrooms, each with its own bath. There is also a laundry room on that level. The SECOND level has the MBR, OPEN kitchen, dining area and great room. Also a screened porch. The THIRD level has no living area, but has furniture for you to sit and relax while you enjoy looking out at the view [ocean in distance] and sunsets!

* Almost forgot to mention the 'tellies' -- 60' HD TV with sound bar and Blu-Ray player in the Great Room, 51' HD TV and Blu-Ray player in MBR, and 40' TV's in all of the other BR's. Also high speed WI-FI

* There is more, but we hope you get the idea!! Some other features are listed below and we will also be glad to answer any questions you may have.

We purchased, decorated and appointed this home to be our own personal winter home.... We are delighted to share it and HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS WE DO!!

*** BOOKING NOW FOR FALL/WINTER 2016 and for 2017

*** 2016-- Weeks still available in August, SEP/OCT/Thanksgiving/Christmas/NewYear's.

*** CHRISTMAS 2016 still available, please contact me for photos from last year. Spending Christmas at Ocean's Song with your family will be 'magical'.... I decorate the house very tastefully with gorgeous trees, outside lights, etc.... you will absolutely love it!! [Or as I mentioned earlier we can decorate for Hanukkah.]

I look forward to hearing from you.... YOU WILL LOVE "OCEAN'S SONG" !!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Linda Letson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Linda Letson

Hello! We are Bill and Linda Letson, owners of Ocean's Song - we live in Denver, CO. Bill is still practicing law part time from his home office and I totally manage Ocean's Song. We love living in CO, of which the best part is being close to our children and grandchildren!!

We are keeping very busy in 'retirement'!! Ha!! Bill spends his free time playing golf, tennis and bridge, plus some fly fishing!! He also enjoys getting together with his old Harvard buddies and studying' the stock market! I am busy managing Ocean's Song and enjoying Denver. I am also trying my had at watercolors and love photography.

For the past twelve years we have spent Jan through Mar. at the Isle of Palms. We fell totally in love with the IOP and Charleston!!!! So in 2012, when we had the opportunity to purchase this beautiful home we decided it was time!

Since then we have worked very hard to make special improvements... Ocean's Song is beautifully decorated with all the amenities of home AND MUCH MORE!!

I am not a professional decorator, but decorating is my passion!! Ocean's Song has been my biggest 'decorating' project since I last purchased, rehabilitated and decorated a lovely 'house/cottage' on the waterfront of Lake Erie!! 'Summer Hill Cottage', was featured in Lake Erie Living magazine as one of the 'Top Ten Rentals on Lake Erie'.. that included PA, NY, MI and CANADA!!

***[We also recently did a 'flip' bungalow in Charleston and it was featured on the HGTV program, 'Buy or Rent'... ours was a 'buy'.... ]

Hopefully, all of our guests at Ocean's Song, will also become 'friends' and will return year after year, as did our guests at Summer Hill Cottage!

Thank you for taking time to read this and 'get to know' us... we look forward to hearing from you.

Our best regards, Linda and Bill Letson

Linda Letson purchased this house in 2012

Why Linda Letson chose Charleston Area

Location, Location, Location!!! One short block to the beach and one short block to the Isle of Palms Rec. Center**!! AND only 20 min to downtown Charleston!!! Although a good size at 3,800 sq.ft., it is very up-scale and yet VERY COZY AND COMFORTABLE with the old time Isle of Palms beach house 'feel'. It is just a wonderful home to be in!! ** The Isle of Palms [IOP] Rec Center has a gym and exercise room that is free, also great outdoor tennis, basketball, baseball and soccer courts. And a "Playground" area for smaller children. AND a Dog Park that is fenced and has areas for large and small dogs.

What makes this house unique

As owners, Bill and I care VERY MUCH about our guests!! And we personally manage every detail!!!

This is reflected in the wonderful amenities in the house and the overall décor! In renting Ocean's Song, you will arrive to a SPOTLESSLY clean home and everything will be ready to welcome you for your visit!!! We 'micro manage' the home to ensure that things are as lovely as possible. And that you have the supplies you need for your stay, you will not have to purchase anything extra, it is all there, including many extras!!

And if any problems should arise, just call me directly, 24/7, and things will be handled... I have an entire crew of professionals to call on to handle any situation that might arise. So no need to worry that we are living in Denver.... you are never more than a call away!!

Please take a moment to read our 'Guest Reviews'..... they really give you a terrific idea of what you will experience at Ocean's Song.

We look forward to your visit!!

Reviews

5
based on 58 traveler reviews

"Ocean's Song" * LUXURY 5BR/6BA HOME, Pool, Elevator * 1 block to beach * 5-STAR
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
Boston, MA
5

A++ Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We gathered in this home in celebration of our mother’s 70th birthday and our parent’s 50th anniversary. It was the perfect location for 8 of us, although we had room for more. The house is better than well-maintained. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING that you could ever need or want. From the very beginning, they provided us with detailed information on the house and gave detailed instructions on what to expect upon arrival, and even provided a check list on to-dos for departure. It was the unexpected details that were very nice: cabinets are all labeled and instructions on how to use things were all over the house, Neutrogena wipes and bar soap in every bathroom for grooming needs, an abundance of beach and bathing towels, plenty of dining utensils and cookware that seemed like new and expansive cabinet space. In addition to an over sized refrigerator, there is also a smaller fridge for drinks and an ice maker that produces enough ice for coolers. The house is decorated beautifully as well, has plenty of games and puzzles, and books (both adult and children) to use at your leisure. The beach is a short walk from the house, and it extends further than we could walk in either direction, and provided plenty of space for resting chairs and towels. And, the pool out back was a nice change from the sand.

If you rent this house, I cannot imagine that you would be disappointed. It is by far the BEST rental we have ever experienced, and the owners are exceptional. So much so that when there was a medical event in our family late last year, Linda checked in regularly to see how our family was doing. And, she responded quickly to us when we needed her on one minor question our first day in her home.

You cannot go wrong with this rental!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA
5

Absolutely AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

My brother's family and my own family had the awesome luck of being able to book Ocean's Song for a week in June, due to a cancellation in the calendar. And boy, when I say we were lucky, I sure do mean it. Ocean's Song is, hands down, the most beautifully appointed vacation home that I have ever had the pleasure of staying at! However, it goes way beyond the amenities! Linda, the owner, went above and beyond to ensure that we had everything that we needed for our week stay. We were greeted with gift baskets and two bottles of wine!! Beyond thoughtful!! The house, upon arrival, was IMMACULATE. Which, to be honest, for many vacation homes, that is hard to come by. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you might need, including an ice machine! Genius! The bedrooms are all beautiful, with comfortable beds, and there were even makeup remover pads and drinking cups provided in each bathroom. All of these little things really blew us away. Linda really should open her own chain of vacation homes. She really knows how to make her guests feel at home!!! We had 6 children with us, and we all enjoyed the pool and the close proximity to the beach. Thank you, Linda, for making our vacation very memorable. You really are the greatest!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a great home!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this home for a first time extended beach vacation, and we could not have been more pleased. The home was beautiful, all the rooms were tastefully appointed, and every thing you could think of was provided. We had 8 adults and three boys 9-13, and the "kids' bunk room" was PERFECT! Beach chairs and buggies were provided, which greatly reduced the amount of stuff we had to haul down from our homes. The open layout of the "main floor" dining/kitchen/seating area allowed the family to interact at all times. I am so glad i found this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Family Get-away

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at Ocean's Song. The décor and amenities are top notch - as good if not better than a 5-star hotel. We really enjoyed the proximity to the beach as well as the ability to walk to a playground nearby. Our family also really enjoyed the beautiful outdoor pool (along with plenty of water toys) and patio area. The screened porch provided a night quiet spot to rest and relax after a busy day. The bedrooms were beautifully decorated and there really was plenty of space for everyone to spread out and relax. There was a generous supply of paper goods so we didn't have to restock anything even after a week. The location was very close to a grocery store so it was easy to pick up anything we needed. I would highly recommend Ocean's Song for a very comfortable stay in Isle of Palms.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Ocean's Song is Perfection

  • 5 of 5

I knew that Ocean's Song was going to be beautiful from all the photos online, and the home turned out even better than I expected. The rooms are beautifully decorated and contain all of the little items that you normally have at home but seldom show up in vacation rentals. For example, paper clips and pens just when you need one; first aid kits on each floor; decent paper products like baggies in the kitchen, hand mirrors in the bathrooms, luxurious towels, more beach towels than needed, little notes throughout to help the visitor find things, enough outlets to charge every item that adults and teen-agers need to charge, numerous comfy places to sit and all the kitchen utensils that you need.

We had an incredible week celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and all of our children and grandchildren were thrilled with the home and location. I would

love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying at Ocean's Song. In fact, the home's beautiful front porch was the site for our family picture! Too many superlatives to mention regarding the house and its comfortable ambiance. Linda does an amazing job of not only providing a well-equipped home, sparing no detail, but the information packet sent to us in advance of our stay highlighting dining and recreation options was invaluable. This was our first visit to Isle of Palms, and as a result of Ocean's Song's lovely accommodations, we will certainly return!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Car: necessary

'Ocean's Song' is only about 20 min to downtown Charleston, 20 minutes to the Charleston Airport (CHS) and is conveniently located only 1 block to the beach with access on both 27th and 28th streets. It is also only 1 block from the Isle of Palms Recreation Center!! The Rec. Center has outdoor basketball, tennis and ball fields. Also a Dog Park. AND has indoor gym and basketball, plus many other activities....

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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
 
PEAK SUMMER
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,400
 
 
LATE SUMMER 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
 
FALL 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
THANKSGIVING 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,200
Flat fee
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,200
Flat fee
 
 
NEW YEARS 2016
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$4,200
Flat fee
 
 
SPRING 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
SUMMER 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
 
PEAK SUMMER 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,400
 
 
LATE SUMMER 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
 
FALL 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
THANKSGIVING 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2017
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.5%

**PLEASE call if you have specific questions. Once you confirm your desire to book the house, I will send you a link so you can pay by Credit Card or Personal Check on VRBO/HomeAway's secure site... You pay a deposit of $2,000. and the balance of your payment is due 60 days prior to your arrival. Also, please be sure to check out our "Contract" on this site as well... once you have booked, I will "Snail Mail" a copy to you. Your package will include additional information about the house and also information about Restaurants, Things To Do and Shopping!! I look forward to hearing from you. I guarantee you will find no other house as spotless and where as much care and thought is given to your enjoyment and your week!!

*Dog fee is $100.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Charleston Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 Full Baths. One for each bedroom and the POWDER ROOM IS ALSO A FULL BATH!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , On 1st Level, Sliding Glass Door to Deck, Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , On 1st Level, Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , On 1st Level, Private Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , On 1st Level, Private Bath, ** See notes below
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , On 2nd Level behind Living Area, MBR, Private 5 Piece Bath
  • First Level: Two KING Bedrooms, One Bedroom with 2 Queen beds, and One 'KIDS' Bedroom with (1) Twin bed with trundle, and a Bunk Bed that is a Twin over Full [this 'kids' room will sleep 5]. The Second Floor has the Master Bedroom: with KING Bed and luxury 5 piece bath. ** ALL BEDROOMS HAVE PRIVATE BATHS!!!!!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pool towels, beach chairs, beach buggy, beach wagon, outdoor shower w/ hot & cold water, basketball, pool toys and beach toys, soaps, shampoos, paper supplies, starter Keruig cups, Ping Pong Table and Corn Hole Boards.

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