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GREAT house & beach, heated pool, hot tub, Elevator, Mar-May great time @Beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach House, Elevator,6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths,

Plan a vacation to Pawleys, Hot tub is open year around and the pool can be heated during early and late season if you want it. (from $385 per week during heating season) Enjoy the beach, Swim in our pool, relax in the Hot Tub, do some shelling, visit Brookgreen Gardens, Market Commons, Historic Georgetown or Myrtle Beach. Let's not forget golf (Visit Waccamaw Golf Trail courses on the web) to plan and play a few rounds or make Pawleys your base and do some sightseeing in Historic downtown Georgetown or Charleston, both just short drives away. The weather can always surprise you but Pawleys is graced with a mild climate and nice days most of the year. Spring is always nice and average Sep Oct and Nov highs are 85, 77, and 69 respectively. Just great fall weather, so plan your fall getaway & do something fun!

Our Low Country style home at the beach is fully equipped to be the place for your next family vacations. We are located in North Litchfield Beach in Pawleys Island. After staying here you will know why this is the oldest Seaside Community in the country, simply put it's because the Beach, the community and the ambiance of the area are terrific. You will notice on arrival the professional decorator input from lamps to wall hangings, to furnishings and accessories. You will find the home both comfortable and well cared for. The elevator makes both arrivals and departures much easier. Upon departure you and your family will be looking forward to your next return to Beachy Keen. While the pictures included do not do the entire home justice, they are very representative, so please look them over.

If you want a lot of nightlife or crowds of people, no problem they are just 18 miles away, but if you want peace and quite, a nice family beach, great dining, wonderful golf courses and beautiful gardens, relax you are there. The family beach to walk and play at is just out the front door and to the left. Great dining and golf are located just a short drive away in Pawleys, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown. When you are a little exhausted from our grand and spacious 8 miles of beaches, walk back and enjoy the private pool and hot tub in your yard or just relax in the Pawleys Island hammock in the shade of the palm trees.

New for 2014, great new back splash in kitchen and new 4' bead board wainscoting in hallways and stairwell, as well as some nice new pool furniture.

New for 2015, New fireplace mantel and a new 60' Smart TV for the upstairs living area and a new Weber Gas Grill.

When you arrive you will find towels, soap and shampoo in all 6.5 baths. You will also find all the beds have linen and are made. In the Guest Storage Room on the ground floor (this locks with the house key) you will find miscellaneous sand toys, pool toys, balls, nets for crabbing, and beach chairs. The pool area is well equipped with both sunning and seating chairs and both the pool and hot tub are ready for you to use.

A brief description of the home by area is as follows:

General: The house is equipped with a two zone (Floor one and Top floor) HVAC units. All bedrooms and living areas have ceiling fans and TV's as well. All common living areas throughout the house have very nice hardwood floors. All 6 bedrooms are carpeted, and the baths are all tiled.

Outside: An enclosed private pool area with a six person hot tub and a 14' X 25' pool, table and umbrella with chairs as well as reclining chairs for sunbathing. Outside the pool area are two enclosed and private outside showers with hot and cold running water. There is also a fish cleaning station as well as a picnic table with seating for six. Next to this is a small patio area with seating and two park type charcoal grills for your use. The exterior stairs will take you up to the first level deck where you can enter the house with the key thru the screened porch.

Ground level: There is under house parking for two or three cars. There is one room which can be opened with the house key which contains the pool and beach toys as well as the beach chairs. There is an under house stairway entry to the first level where your key will let you in. There is a pad outside to park 2 cars on and one car can park beside the pool. There is probably good parking for 8-10 cars depending on how big the cars are and how carefully they are parked.

1st Floor: This level has a main living area with good seating (also a queen size sleeper sofa)and a new LCD HDTV with a DVD player. The main living area is next to a door opening to the deck and next to a wet bar with plenty of counter space and a refrigerator with ice maker. This floor also has 2 king MBR's with private baths and 1 bedroom with 2 queens and a private bath. Their is also a bunk room on this floor with its own private bath. The bunk room has 4 twin sized bunk style beds in it. This floor also has a large deck area with furniture adjacent to the Palmetto Trees which makes a nice spot for a group to relax and enjoy the shaded breezes. This floor also features a nice screened in porch with fan and wicker furniture which is located in full sight of the pool and hot tub area. This makes a great spot for the adults to relax while keeping an eye on the kids in the pool after the AM trip to the beach.

2nd or Top Floor: This is really the main living area where a completely up-to-date kitchen is located with nice stainless steel appliances, upgraded counter tops and Island areas. Their is a large refrigerator with an ice maker. Between the Island seating and two tables there is seating in this area for 18 people at one time. Once the porch table on the deck is considered this floor seats 22 people at a time. The main Living area is adjacent to the dining area and opens to a large deck that faces the beach. The living area contains a large LCD HDTV and a stereo system and DVD player. There is also one King MBR with bath and one BR with 2 queen sized beds and bath on this floor. Beside the kitchen and living area is a half bath.

Bedding Summary First floor: 2 King bedrooms ~ 1 Bed room with 2 Queen sized beds ~ 1 Bed room with 4 twin sized bunks ~ one queen sized sleeper sofa in the 1st floor living area

Bedding Summary top or 2nd floor: 1 King Bedroom ~ 1 Bed room with 2 queen sized beds

Keywords: Home,Beach house,Pool, Hot Tub

More Details

Doug Godfrey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Doug Godfrey

Jeanette and I have 3 children and now 5 grandchildren. Jeanette was born in inland South Carolina and I was born in the western part of New York. As you would expect it was her history with Pawleys Island that led us to consider it as a good place for us to build a second home and vacation spot. We both enjoy the beach and love the eight mile stretch of wide beach that Pawleys offers. Now that we are somewhat retired we enjoy having a nice beach house to share with our friends and family

Doug Godfrey purchased this house in 2006

Why Doug Godfrey chose Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach Area

We think our home in North Litchfield Beach is perfectly located. It is about 18 miles North to Myrtle Beach and 18 miles South to Georgetown or 55 miles south to Charleston. While it's at the beach, it is not remote as some beach towns seem. Right in and about Pawleys are all kinds of good shopping, golf, fishing and dining. Regardless of the season Pawleys is a good place to be with a lot to do and enjoy.

What makes this house unique

We love to eat at Lee's Inlet Kitchen in Murrells Inlet. We also like Pawleys Island Bakery, the Chive Blossom Restaurant, and the Island Deli all in Pawleys Island proper and less than three miles from the house. We like to visit Brookgreen Gardens and when the grandchildren are here after a lot of swimming and playing at the beach and in the pool we might take them to Myrtle Beach for some of the entertainment or over to Georgetown or Charleston for a little historical sightseeing or ghost tours. All in All never a dull moment in Pawleys.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Owners,

It has been 6 years since our last trip to Beachy Keen and some things have changed since we were last here but the weather and family fun was better. Now that our kids are older and more independent they had a great time visiting the beach and using the pool and hot tub. We also liked the BB hoop. We brought a ball and the kids really enjoyed playing. Thanks for opening your home to us.
Oct 2014
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Pawleys Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 2 bathrooms with walk in showers, 4 bathrooms with tub and shower. All baths tiled.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2, 1st floor - 2 queen , TV, Fan, tiled attached bath with tub and Shower
    Bedroom 4, 1st floor - 1 king , TV, tiled attached bath with tub and shower
    Bedroom 5, Top Floor - 1 king , TV, Fan, tiled attached bath with walk in shower
    Bedroom 6, top floor - 2 queen , TV, Fan. tiled attached bath with tub and shower
    Convertible bed(s), 1st floor - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size pull out in 1st floor den, adjacent to wet bar
    Bedroom 1, 1st Floor - 1 king , TV, Fan, Tiled attached bath with walk in shower
    Bedroom 3, 1st floor - 4 bunk bed , TV, Fan, tiled attached bath with tub and shower
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4)
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

GREAT house & beach, heated pool, hot tub, Elevator, Mar-May great time @Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
Duncan, SC

Best Beach House Ever in 19 years

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming to Pawleys Island to vacation for the last 19 years. We have stayed in a variety of homes, but Beachy Keen is our new favorite. We cannot say enough postive things about this property. Our family came with 12 people, and there was plenty of room for everyone. The home had several amenities that made our stay so much more enjoyable...including each bedroom having its own private bath, an elevator for fast transport of groceries and luggage, the wonderful pool and hottub, and gas grill! Being a mom of 7, I absolutely loved the huge kitchen and dining area, where the entire family could easy congregate together. We especially appreciate the personal contact with the Owners, who were very kind and attentive.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol for the nice review. Jeanette and I are very happy that you and your family enjoyed the house. Please do plan to come back to visit Beachy Keen again. Thanks and regards, Doug and Jeanette
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High Recommendation for Beachy Keen

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at Beachy Keen. The amenities were really exceptional compared to many beach rentals. We found ourselves relaxing more by the pool and on the decks than actually spending time on the beach. I feel confident in saying that we were more able to relax in this setting than most that we have tried. We only had six people total but the house is set up to accommodate many more. One take-away we had is the ideal set up this location has for two or three families. In the past, we have vacated with two or three other close families in a campground arrangement but Beachy Keen would be an exceptional alternative. The rental company and owners we really great to work with. I would high recommend this beautiful home for anyone seeking a quiet, amenity-filled location in the Grand Strand.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sam we appreciate the nice review and thank you very much for taking the time to provide it. We also like sitting around the pool or on the deck while others in our party use the pool. Thanks again for the nice review and please do come back to Beachy Keen for another visit in the future. Regards, Doug and Jeanette
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Asheville, North Carolina

Beachy Keen

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. The home is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated.

The beach is beautiful and is just a short walk away. While the ocean was a little chilly, the kids had a great time in the heated pool.

The rooms are very spacious and great for large families, especially in the common living/kitchen/dining area. The second living room was a great hangout for the teenagers and their video games.

The kitchen was well stocked. We have stayed here before and always cook most of our meals.

Will definitely return next year.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and we look forward to your return to Beachy Keen. Regards, Doug and Jeanette
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Our family Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family comes from different states so we look for places where we can have lots of room for plenty of family time together including meals games and even a talent show when Grandma requests one! We had a wonderful time in this beautiful home. There's plenty of space to be together and plenty of places to hide yourself away if you wanted to read or relax. We generally like to stay Oceanfront but this was just a short one block walk away from the beach. There are nice spots on each level for outdoor time to read or sit and visit with others. A favorite spot was the rooftop deck where someone could be found almost any time of day enjoying the breeze and the sound of the ocean. We rented a few bikes that people used during the course of the week. The elevator came in handy when Grandma found the stairs tiring. There's plenty of room for parking. Everybody from ages 10 to 84 had a great time! We would come back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael we are glad you and your family stayed at and enjoyed our beach house for your family get together after Christmas. We also like the idea of folks being able to gather together in small groups at several points in the house. I in particular enjoy the rockers on the decks. Thanks for selecting our house and Jeanette and I hope you have an opportunity to return in the near future. Thanks again and regards, Doug and Jeanette
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved Beachy Keen.Had family come thru ,plus a few friend's and everybody loved it.Close to the beach,and it is a great beach.Kitchen area was great for entertaining and cooking.The elevator was in fact a life saver for a lot of people after long walks.If we go back to Pauleys Island,we would for sure rent Beachy Keen again.

Thanks Doug for a great spot.JB

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI jack, Thanks for your nice review. Glad you and your family enjoyed our house and Pawleys. The beach is a great one and I agree completely that the elevator is very welcome when coming and going. Jeanette and I will be glad to accommodate you, your family and friends again if you come back to our area. Thanks again, Doug and Jeanette
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Virgi, ON Canada

Love this place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Beachy Keen and we loved it both times. Doug is great to deal with and very personable. We went with parents, kids and spouses and grandkids. It's great having a pool and hot tub right there and it's so close to the beach. We were so thankful for the elevator as it made things much easier for my parents. The neighbourhood is quiet and there are lots of places to walk. The pictures on the website are true to what you get. The kitchen had everything we needed and there was enough room that we could all eat together. What an amazing house!! We have looked at other properties but this one exceeded our expectations. Hope to go back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review of our beach house. We love to hear that other families are enjoying our place as much as we do. Our grandchildren love to tour the area as well, they especially like to go to the bridge on Boyle and feed bread to the Turtles. We are glad you had a good family vacation and please do come back for a third visit in the future. Regards, Doug and Jeanette
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Myrtle Beach
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 17 North and South

18 Miles S of Myrtle Beach, 60 Miles NE of Charleston, 8 miles north of Georgetown. Right in the middle of Golf Country.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature Golf, Boating


Rates & Availability

Pawleys Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
OFF/Spring Golf Relax
Jan 1 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Bargain 1
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Bargain 2
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 30 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Mgmt fee $50 + Tax
Damage waiver INS $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pool Heating fee 3/22-5/24 and 8/30-10/25 $350+tax
During periods where we rent nightly the rate shown is per night for 3 nights there will be an additional discount for 4,5, or 6, nights with the best rate being the 7 night rate.
All rates will include departure cleaning, towels, linens and beds made.
The $100 deposit is paid now the 50% full deposit is due to our property manager in 30 days. All payments after the first payment will be made to our property manager in the area.

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