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Vickie Shallcross

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Private Setting & 360 Degree Views of Lagoon, Marsh, and Ocean

24 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Edisto Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible futon, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

If you love nature you will love how this house brings the outdoors inside! It is a contemporary home with oversized windows that provide a 360 degree view of a lagoon, marshes, and the ocean. The house provides 3100 sq feet of indoor living area, with an additional 1500 sq feet of deck on 3 levels that greatly increases the living area and provides amazing views. You can sit on the deck and see and hear the ocean while watching the many birds that frequent the lagoons and marshes. This property is located in private Jeremy Cay which is on the north end of the island and a short drive to the town of Edisto. The private 2.5 miles of beach is located between Jeremy Inlet and Frampton's Inlet - it is known for the excellent shelling. It is a very short walk to the beach or a golf cart rental can be arranged.

Layout:

The second floor contains the main living area, a half bath, and a bedroom with private bath. It has an open floor plan with a fireplace, vaulted ceilings, large dining area and a well-equipped kitchen with top of the line appliances. There is a deck off the sitting area that overlooks the lagoon, marsh and ocean and provides expansive sunrise views. On the same level, adjacent to the dining area is a deck that offers excellent sunset views. The bedroom contains a king-size bed with a private bath (claw foot tub!)

The first floor has a large master with a king bed and a private deck- wake up to an expansive sunrise over the ocean! The private master bath has a whirlpool tub and glass shower. Across the foyer from the master bedroom are a bedroom with a queen bed and a room with a futon, both having access to a full bath.

The 3rd floor loft has a queen bed and 2 twin beds with a deck overlooking the eastern marsh and ocean. There is also a foosball table for your enjoyment.

The area under the house has a screened in porch next to the lagoon. Here you will find an outdoor shower (bug free), a table with chairs, and a ping pong table.

There are hardwood floors throughout. The house exterior has been re-sided and painted in the winter of 2014 for a new, clean and fresh look.

Amenities:

• Wi-Fi throughout the entire house.

• Large TV in the main living area (with DVR and DVD player.) TVs located in all private bedrooms.

• Google TV in the loft to offer internet access for movies, etc.

• A reverse osmosis water filtration system provides excellent water throughout the house.

• Ice-maker

• Foosball table and ping pong table for your recreation

• The adjacent lagoon provides on-site crabbing and fishing. You can also use non-motorized boats on the lagoon with access next to the house.

• Golf is available at the local Plantation Golf course, Stono Ferry or drive to five championship courses at Kiawah.

• Hiking, fishing, and boating opportunities exist at Jeremy Cay or close-by at the ACE Basin Wildlife Refuge and Botany Bay. If you are a history buff, there are also several close by museums and old mansions to explore.

• Non-shedding dogs are allowed with permission for a fee.

• Golf cart rental available from owner with request.

• CLEANING AND LINENS ARE INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL PRICE.

The house rents Saturday to Saturday

Keywords: Ocean view, private beach, pet-friendly, spacious

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vickie Shallcross (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Why Vickie Shallcross chose Charleston Area

Edisto Island sits in the middle of the costal area of the 350,000 acre ACE basin- one of the largest intact costal ecosystems on the east coast. This protected area is home to many endangered and threatened species. Wildlife is abundant which was evident from this house we purchased in December, 2011. The design of the house brings the outdoors in and the large, high decks place you in the flight pattern of snowy egrets, ospreys, eagles, and more. If one desires to venture from the beauty and privacy of the house the ACE Basin National Refuge and Botany Bay Island are very close and provide multiple hiking and boating options in these protected settings.

What makes this house unique

Privacy, easy beach access, great shelling, non-motorized boating on site possible, crabbing and fishing on site, gournet kitchen, large outdoor living space with fantastic views of a lagoon, marshes and ocean. The many windows looking out over the lagoon provide constant viewing of the many different birds feeding. The marsh and surrounding land provide occasional views of deer feeding particularly during hunting seaon (safe territory.)

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

Private Setting & 360 Degree Views of Lagoon, Marsh, and Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

Most everything already said about this property is true. It is a wildlife refuge (deer, egrets, herons), fishing oasis (I caught a 20 lb red drum.), shelling beach, minimally developed, relaxation station. There are a lot of steps as with many beach houses, but these lead to lagoon and lagoon to beach views that frankly cannot be beat at sunset or sunrise. In fact, we found ourselves hurrying back to the home or choosing to eat in or pick up our meals to enjoy the views nightly.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It is a Natures Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves Jeremy Cay, Edisto Island and Natures Retreat! The views from this house are the best!! Your home away from home. Natures Retreat has everthing you need for a very relaxing family vacation. Clean, Cozy, spacious house with very comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen and even an icemaker. From the decks we watched eagle soar, deer roam and witnessed amazing sunsets. Our grandson watched Dolphins heading back to the ocean from a nearby creek and loved finding beautiful sand dollars on the very private beach. We enjoyed riding the golfcart around the island looking at the many birds who make Jeremy Cay home. Highly recommend the Natures Retreat for making memories with your family or finding that special place to just relax!! Thank you Vickie for sharing your home with others!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Jeremy Cay is a very special place full of wildlife to enjoy in the ocean, marshes, lagoons and land!. I am glad you found the house inviting and comfortable. It is encouraging to get positive feedback and know the guests have had the vacation they desired and deserved.
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Charleston, SC
5

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Nature's Retreat was perfect. If you are not familiar with Jeremy Cay, it's a hidden gem on Edisto Island and is ideal spot for those seeking a beach vacation without all of the hustle and bustle of a busy, commercialized beach. The house was spacious, the beds cozy, and the kitchen was ideal for all meals. The icemaker spoiled us - seriously considering purchasing one for our home now! We took our kayaks and fished in the lagoon behind the house several times each day. We caught creek shrimp with the cast net right at the landing as well as blue crab, flounder, and redfish. The inlet was a natural "lazy river" and the kids enjoyed floating back and forth as the tides rolled in and out. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had! Cannot wait to go back. Thank you so much for your hospitality Vickie!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I love to hear how much my guests have enjoyed JC and the house. It is gratifying to know that my efforts to make the house as comfortable as possible are succeeding. Vacation time is precious for families and Jeremy Cay is a special place to spend that time. Congratulations on your success with fishing!
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Moline, IL
5

Spring Break 2015

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (37yr old adults and kids 19, 14, 11) LOVED this property!!! Secluded, but within 10 min (driving) to bi-lo grocery, a 3-5 min walk to the beach and the drive into Edisto on 174 was magnificent lined with weeping moss trees. The house was clean, well appointed, very spacious, and the deck spaces were just AMAZING!!! All of our tech loving kids were happy with the wifi, but enjoyed the surrounding nature more! The beach was so private and shells so plentiful, a shell lovers dream. We picked strawberries and enjoyed some of the best pie and corn casserole ever at Kings Market. We didn't eat on the island, although there were plenty of choices, we found some excellent resturants 30-45 min away (Stono Tomato Shed and Old Firehouse, recommend both highly) And cooked a few delicious meals at "home" in an expertly stocked kitchen. We also took day trips to Charleston (very easy drive, less than an hour) and Savannah, GA. Our trip was made great by staying at Natures Retreat, and we would recommend this property highly! Thanks for opening your special home!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write of your experience at my vacation home. Family vacations are very precious and going to a new spot can be a gamble. I try to do all I can to make my home as comfortable and easy as being at home. When I hear I have a happy renter I am very grateful. Jeremy Cay is a very special spot with abounding nature from the flora to the birds and animals, not to mention the ocean and its abundant shells. I am pleased to share it. Thanks for your trust and time.
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5

Our 4TH wedding anniversary vacation at Nature's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We want to thank you Vickie for sharing Nature's Retreat with us. The house was everything that is was advertised to be and more. We had a wonderful week despite the weather being more frightful than delightful. The sun finally made an appearance on Friday. The beach provided us with some very unique treasures. That's one thing we love about the beach at Jeremy Cay. A daily treasure hunt. Also we enjoyed riding around Jeremy Cay in the golf cart enjoying the scenery.

The pelicans and cormorants amused us everyday in the lagoon. Friday morning we awoke to three doe across the lagoon looking right in the window at us. Nature did not disappoint. We are already looking forward to our 2016 visit. There is no place like Edisto and the peacefulness and solitude of Jeremy Cay.

We will absolutely recommend Nature's Retreat to our family and friends. We ate at the Waterfront Restaurant twice, it is a very good place to eat. The rest of the time we ate at the house so we wouldn't miss any of the great nature that Nature's Retreat has to offer. Vickie was very accommodating to us from the time we inquired about renting her lovely home along with e-mailing us during the week to see that everything was OK with our visit. She is very pleasant and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was great to hear the pelicans and cormorants are back! I have enjoyed watching them toy with each other over fish in the AM while having my cup of coffee. It seems seasonal which birds show up at any point in time and I have missed their activity when I have been there the last few times. Also I appreciate you mentioning other finds in Edisto such as the Waterfront Restaurant. This helps other renters who are unfamiliar with the area. It was a pleasure working with you during your stay. Thanks for being great renters! Vickie
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5

Very special family time at Nature's Retreat Sept. 6-13, 2014

  • 5 of 5

When I rented this beautiful home for the second time I had no idea that it would be such a memorable vacation. As it turned out we had my father's funeral just one week prior to vacation. What a wonderful blessing it was to spend beach time with my siblings, our son and family, as well as a friend and my niece. My brother and his wife camped at the state park coming over for meals and family time. Whether fishing in the inlets and surf, walking on the beach, looking for sharks' teeth and shells, riding on golf carts or just enjoying the home and wonderful porches we loved every minute. Seeing the snowy egrets roosting in the trees at one of the lagoons was priceless. Each evening we would watch from the main porch as they flew in one by one to take their roosting spot. Our souls were soothed by the ocean breezes, the sights and sounds of the ocean, and enjoying God's creation together. We look forward to spending another wonderful vacation at Nature's Retreat sometime in the future. Thank you, Vickie, for sharing your lovely home with us once again.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you were able to experience one of my favorite times at the house - sunset when the snowy egrets fly in, one by one, to roost in the next door lagoon. This, coupled with the colorful fall sunsets, fills me with the wonders and beauty of God's creation for us. May the closeness and joy of your family time together linger with you until you can return. Thanks for sharing.
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Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Charleston International Airport- CHS
Car: necessary

Jeremy Cay is nestled between Edisto Beach State Park and the Botany Bay area of the ACE Basin. The shelling is excellent and the exposure to abundant wildlife is magnificent.

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Rates & Availability

Edisto Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,495
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
Late Winter
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Winter
Dec 31 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,825
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,125
 
 
Early Sunner
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,825
 
 
Early summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,750
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,825
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Admin/Liability Waiver $155
Tax Rate 10.0%

The rental rate covers the cleaning and linens. The cancellation policy follows: Bookings made forty (40) days or more prior to arrival date have 10 days from the date of booking to cancel and have your deposit returned. Booking made less than forty (40) days prior to arrival date will have a cancellation grace dependant on number of days prior to thirty days before arrival (bookings less than thirty days before arrival have no cancellation grace). If after this period you are unable to fulfill your obligation to license the Property we must be notified immediately and all payments will be forfeited. If the Property is re-licensed for the same period and same rate, the rental fee, taxes, pet fees (if applicable) will be refunded less a 20% cancellation fee + booking charge. There are no exceptions. CANCELLATIONS THIRTY DAYS OR LESS BEFORE SCHEDULED ARRIVAL DATE WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF ALL MONIES RECEIVED. Please Note: the trip cancellation insurance premium (if purchased) and booking are non-refundable. A Property that is unacceptable to a Guest is considered a cancellation. Atwood Vacations may cancel a reservation if, in its sole opinion, it is in the best interest of the Owner.

Contact owner at shallcross@gmail.com with name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit card information if you wish to not use a check (you can call this to 864-979-8577.)Once rates are published by Atwood each October, 35% of the total charge will be due at the time of reservation. If you wish to reserve prior to the October publishing of rates, Atwood charges a $65 nonrefundable fee.

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Amenities

Edisto Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Glassed in shower and double sink in master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Shares the bathroom off the futon room next to it.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Tub is a clawfooted tub
    Bathroom 1 - On 2nd floor main living area
  • 3.5 bathrooms with an outdoor hot/cold shower with dressing area.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The master on the first floor has a private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1st floor with Queen bed. Shares a bath in futon room.
    Bedroom 3 - King bed with private bath on 2nd fl main living area.
    Bedroom 4 - Loft area with Queen bed and 2 twin beds
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This first floor room shares a bath with Queen bedroom.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Outdoor shower provides 4th bathing location.

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