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Linda Letson

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

Isle of Palms 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 -- 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 idea of what you will enjoy during your visit.

**** Also, just to let you know I do rent throughout the holidays.... THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS 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. And there is also a "Dog Park" for your "other" family members!!

* 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, Keurig 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
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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 63 traveler reviews

"Ocean's Song" * LUXURY 5BR/6BA HOME, Pool, Elevator * 1 block to beach * 5-STAR
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
5

Dream home close to the beach, ideal for families, responsive and attentive owner!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful week, thanks to the owner, Linda, for making us feel right at home from beginning to end! This is our 4th rental on IoP, and all houses of similar size and location, and out of the 4 houses we have rented, Ocean’s Song was by far our favorite. The house was so well appointed and lovely! Our party consisted of 4 children (7, 6, 3 and 2) and 6 adults. There was more than enough room for everybody to not feel like they were on top of one another. The kids loved sharing a room with bunks. The house is an easy 2 block walk to the beach, and Linda provided plenty of beach gear. Some of the beach gear wasn't working as well as it could have but it was not a big deal, it was expected, as this is a rental. The pool was in the sun, so it was a nice temperature in August, although it was a bit on the smaller side. But it worked well for our purposes every afternoon! The kitchen was terrific! It was so well stocked with everything one needs to entertain indoors and outdoors, in terms of utensils, platters, Keurig, space, extra beverage refrigerator and ice maker, etc. Little things like storage containers, Zip Loc bags, first aid kits, plenty of dishwashing detergent/towels/soap/trash bags/tissues/paper towels, etc. that you suddenly find yourself needing are provided. We didn't have to buy anything extra except for food and bevs. The dining table and breakfast bar easily accommodated us and we enjoyed the decks (rooftop and main level), as well. Beach and bath towels were plentiful and the house was immaculately kept. Even though this was a house rental, it felt more like a hotel in terms of having everything at your fingertips. Linda provided everything we needed or anticipated us needing and offered to be just a call or email away. She was very responsive with the few questions we had and was so thorough upon arrival with we could expect at the house, entertainment, recreation and dining options, etc. We can’t wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, wonderfully appointed home! Close to the Beach! Gracious, responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

This home had so much more than one would expect from a summer beach house. It was immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, and furnished with everything one would need for a week's stay, including dishwashing detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, kitchen spices and so much more! All of the bedrooms were spacious and each had a walk-in closet and a private full bathroom with an extra full bathroom off of the living area. We enjoyed time in the pool, cooking on the grill, and looking out to the ocean from the top deck, watching early morning shrimp boats and container ships heading for the harbor. Linda was wonderful, always quick to answer any question or need, and so gracious and kind! The house is a very short walk to the beach in one direction or to a playground and dog park in the other dierction.

Our family loved this amazing home and would highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is beautifully decorated and exceptionally well-maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience! The house looks even better than the photos! We were very impressed with how well the kitchen was stocked, as well as the pool area. The owner was also extremely responsive when we had a couple of simple questions. I would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roanoke, Virginia
5

Gorgeous Beach Home! Gorgeous Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family (spouse, three children, three sons-in-law, four grandchildren) just spent a fabulous week at Isle of Palms. We stayed at Ocean's Song and thoroughly enjoyed each and every minute! The house is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean, and conveniently located on the island. Linda stays on top of things and will do whatever is necessary to insure a pleasant visit.

We knew beach chairs were provided but just about all of us brought our own, not knowing what would be at the house. That was nothing to worry about! The beach chairs are great and would work perfectly for just about anyone. There are also two beach carts that can be used to roll things to the beach. We are, however, sorry we did not rent a golf cart in advance. Though only a block from the beach, it is still a long walk if you have children or much to tote. It took about ten minutes. It was as long from the street running along the ocean to the beach as it was from the house to that street. No carts were available by the time we got there and realized how nice it would be to have one. We did see that quite a few people parked their carts right at the edge of the dunes which gave a much shorter walk, something we will not forget to do in the future!

You can't go wrong if you make Ocean's Song your top choice for a beach trip! It is well-furnished with a spacious kitchen that has its own beverage refrigerator and ice machine! We never lacked for food/drink storage space in the kitchen! You will also find plenty of games, books for children and adults, cards, magazines, you name it! We never had a rainy day but there would have been plenty to do at the house if such had happened. We hope to return in a couple of years if our family doesn't get too large!

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

Great and outstanding house

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay and celebrate a birthday. Plenty of room and very comfortable for our family. The kitchen was fabulous and very well equipped with plenty of plates, silverware, glasses, cookware, and even spices, etc... We loved it there! The pool was just the right size for the grandkids and the adult kids. The walk to the beach was very easy. We would consider staying there again. Thanks again for a great home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
THANKSGIVING 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
Flat fee
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
Flat fee
 
 
SPRING 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
SUMMER 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
 
PEAK SUMMER 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,400
 
 
FALL 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
LATE FALL 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,600
 
 
THANKSGIVING 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
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

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
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

Isle of Palms 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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