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Lovely Historic Home on Sullivan's Island - Beach 100 Yds, Pet Friendly

Sullivan's Island, SC, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay4 - 7 nights

4 Bedrms, 2 Bathrms, (Sleeps 8) Charleston 20 min; Rooftop Deck; Pet friendly

Our traditional home and, folks tell us, very charming and warm old island home - with recent historic designation - is located a few yards from the beautiful 100-yard path to the beach and is just 20 minutes from Charleston.

Sullivan's Island is across the Inland Waterway with semi-tropical terrain, wide, sandy beaches, historic Fort Moultrie, a lively and varied restaurant area, public tennis courts and an old-time playground with grandstand gazebo.

Most pets warmly welcomed!

Go crabbing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, and sailing in the ocean or in the inlets and creeks leading to the inland waterway. Sullivan's Island is the site of novels of many well-known authors: Edgar Allen Poe (The Gold Bug), DuBose Heyward (Porgy and Bess), and Pat Conroy (The Prince of Tides).

Just 15 yards away from the footpath to the beautiful beach on the Atlantic Ocean, the duplex's upper level has private entrances, four bedrooms (one King, two with double beds, one with twin beds), two indoor bathrooms, one outdoor shower, and comfortably accommodates eight people. Living room, dining room; Ceiling fans in each room. Central Air Conditioning/Heat. Large screened front porch; Rooftop Deck with 360 degree views of the ocean, the harbor and the island.

The large, screened, front porch with plush furniture serves as a second living area. A winding staircase at the end of the porch leads to a rooftop deck with comfortable lounge furniture and gorgeous 360-degree views of the island - and of the ocean, if the Palmetto Trees and don't need trimming!!!

(Licensed Vacation Rental by Town of Sullivan's Island)

Cancellations: Full refunds will be made if property can be rented to someone else. You will talk directly to the owner about refunds.


Rachel Rephan Ginsburg

Member Since 2002
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Rachel Rephan Ginsburg

Our father built this house over 80 years ago, and to brag for him, it's survived every storm having lost only two shingles - even the terrible Hugo in 1989!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          outdoor shower

          Location Type

            • Beach
            • Beach View
              from rooftop deck
            • Near The Ocean
              Just 125 yards from ocean
            • Ocean View
              from rooftop deck
            • Water View
              from rooftop deck
            • Waterfront
              9 yards to lovely path to beach


                • Family
                • Historic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Broadband Access
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Local Maps
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Kitchen
                              dishwasher, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, etc
                            • 4 Ring Stove
                            • Coffee Grinder
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Blender
                            • Lobster Pot
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              spices, paper goods,
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Books for Adults
                                    • Books for Kids
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Beach Chairs
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Raft
                                        • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • museums
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:30 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              27 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Fantastic Island Home!

                                                              Cindi H.

                                                              We loved everything about this amazing home. It's got character, intimacy and is a wonderful place to relax. There are so many sweet areas to sit, take in the view and have a nice chat...

                                                              I lived on Sullivan's Island both before, during and after Hurricane Hugo. This home gave me the comfort and feel of the charming pre hurricane days. For me, it doesn't get any better than that.

                                                              Rachel, the owner, could not be more accommodating and lovely to communicate with. She responds in timely fashion and is so warm and personable. I can't say enough to express how much we enjoyed every bit of our experience!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Oh, wow, Cindi! How lovely of you. It was a treat to have you all at the house and to meet you —even if not in person YET! Thank you so much for your stay and your wonderful words. Rachel (and our daughter Maggie and all of us)

                                                              Gather and Relax

                                                              MickeyRLafayette TN and Charleston SC

                                                              We enjoyed getting married near Charleston and brought our friends and family to the beach house to have a wonderful taste of the lowcountry. It was relaxing, beautiful and truely a wonderful vacation spot. Everything was furnished, a fully fuctional kitchen and the beach at Sullivans's Island is still non-commerical and one of the finest. The local food, friends from many states, and the wonderful furnishings of the beachhouse made this a priceless memory. I would recommend this rental to anyone who is ready to relax in true island form.

                                                              Love it!!!

                                                              chris q.

                                                              Fabulous old school beach house - as it should be, very short walk to the beach and close to everything in Sullivan's and Mt. Pleasant. I cannot recommend this house and the owner enough: excellent communication and extremely solicitous, we were treated like very old friends from the beginning and we will be back!

                                                              Wonderful vacation home!

                                                              Barbara F.Greenville SC

                                                              We stayed at this house early March 2015 and had a wonderful time. It's spacious, warm and cozy. Very close to the beach, and the view from the rooftop porch is gorgeous, especially at sunrise. It was built in the 1930’s, and reflects the old time beach ambiance of Sullivan's Island. The owner is super nice, and adds to the pleasant experience. I highly recommend it.

                                                              Wedding weekend

                                                              BrideCharleston, SC

                                                              My family stayed at this house for the weekend of my wedding. It was the perfect home base for all of the activities of the weekend. The house itself is wonderful with a lot of character and charm and the location was wonderful! Rachel was extremely accommodating and helpful. The whole family is already talking about the next trip we can plan to rent this wonderful house again!


                                                              steve f.Illinois

                                                              We had the pleasure of staying on Sullivan's Island at Rachels' beautiful home the last week of May 2014. Beginning with our initial inquiry through VRBO until we checked out Rachel, and her hospitable neighbor Mr Kurtz, provided us with first class treatment. The home is charming and literally minutes from the beach and most other amenities including the beautiful city of Charleston. From our daily bike rides to evenings on the rooftop deck we could not have had a more relaxing week.

                                                              Thank You Rachel!


                                                              Sullivan's Island, SC, USA

                                                              Our charming, old island house is about 130 yards from the very wide and beautiful Sullivan's Island beach and about 20 minutes from historic Charleston SC . Lots of history on the island from Fort Moultrie, the site of the first shot of the Civil War, Revolutionary War sites, to sites of Edgar Allen Poe's many stories for which the island was his inspiration.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              linens, towels, paper goods, kitchen and dining equipment, beach chairs, rafts, laundry room, simple outdoor BBQ, cleaning before and after stay, etc.

                                                              27 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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