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Waterfront estate near Charleston with spectacular views & great rates

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Why rent a house when you can rent an estate? Drive down the meandering oak lined driveway to your secluded waterfront home in a gated community in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge overlooking Bulls Bay. Despite its proximity to historic Charleston, warm beaches, islands, and unlimited coastal & cultural activities, you will not be able to see another house from your 6 acre estate. Spend time relaxing and enjoying the views and abundant wild life near the amenities of Charleston!

This is an OWNER operated property. We do not rent to anyone we have not spoken with directly. So please call or email BEFORE online booking so we can answer your questions and to ensure that our home is a good fit for you.

The home includes 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and sleeps 12 adults and up to 3 more children (large window seat/bed that sleeps 2 small children and a crib). The large master bedroom has the feel of a tree house overlooking the water. Other amenities at the home: 50” HD plasma TV with DVD & VCR, DVD collection, hammock on screened porch, fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, large indoor and outdoor dining tables, garage, fireplace, enclosed out door shower, crab traps, extra freezer (for all the fish you catch). Nearby pier with deep water dock. Child swing hanging from an oak tree.

The home is named for the 22 foot diameter oak tree in the front yard. From every window you will enjoy a long range view over the water and/or beautiful oaks. There is a historic civil war canon embankment and other era relics on the property. There is a nearby public landing if you want to bring a boat (Boat & Jet ski rentals are also available on nearby Isle of Palms.) Equestrian neighborhood. Volleyball net and other outdoor games are available.

Boat rides are available to Bull Island (undeveloped barrier island in front of our home) so you can play on a private beach or see the sea turtles nesting (seasonal). Dolphins are plentiful in the waterway. National Bird of Prey center is nearby. Downtown Charleston approx 35min, Isle of Palms approx 22min, Mt Pleasant approx 18min. In order to meet the high standards of our guests, we do not allow smoking or pets. Sorry, we do not allow weddings or other parties on the estate.

Hurricane protection: Unlike most rentals, we put in our contract that we will refund all of your money if you have to cancel due to a hurricane.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of six that enjoys boating, the beach, and dining in Charleston.

The Owner purchased this estate in 2003

Why The Owner chose Charleston Area

We were looking for retirement property to build a home on later, but fell in love with this lot and house.

What makes this estate unique

375+ feet of private water frontage surrounded by beautiful oaks.

Amenities

Awendaw Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5 plus an outdoor shower room
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 child bed , Child Bed: Lg window seat that sleeps 2 small children
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Portable Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront estate near Charleston with spectacular views & great rates
average rating of 4.9491525 based on 59 reviews
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a home in a wildlife area and not just a rental in a tourist location. This is a beautiful home in a beautiful location, very secluded but close to everything you need. Mount Pleasant is only 15 minutes away and Charleston is an easy 25-30 minute drive. I stayed with a group of 11 friends and the home was clean, spacious and comfortable. Two bedrooms downstairs with 1 and 1/2 bathrooms and three bedrooms upstairs with 2 bathrooms. The appliances were all in working order and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals. The owner's description of what to expect was accurate, and he called to make sure we did not have any questions or concerns. This home is a wonderful place to stay when visiting the Charleston area.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 grandchildren, 4 parents and 2 grandparents and there was room for everyone (it helped when we told the girls that the window bed was the 'Princess Bed'). We fixed most of our meals there, ranging from 'Low Country Boil' to 'Chicken Teriyaki', and the kitchen was quite adequate for our needs. The kids loved to play freeze tag in the huge front yard and ride the tire swing (they named him 'Frisky'). It was hot and muggy outside in the afternoons but the AC kept the house comfortable. We went to Ft. Moultrie, Ft. Sumter, the Yorktown, and the SC Aquarium and they were all less than a half hour drive from the place (the Battery took a little longer). We went to the beach at Isle of Palms County Park: they charged to park, but it was worth it to have access to rest rooms and showers. Walmart and Publix are conveniently located on the way to the house, but we recommend the Boone Hall Farm Store (also right off HWY 17) for fresh shrimp and ice cream cones. The only noise we heard from neighbors was fireworks (on the 4th of July). The location has a good balance of being remote enough to allow for quality time together as a family without being so far out that you would feel isolated or unsafe. I would recommend this rental for anyone looking for a quiet retreat that is still close enough to beaches and 'touristy stuff' to keep everyone busy for at least a week. I would also recommend that you check out the nearby Sewee Restaurant; it looks like an old gas station (which it was) but they serve some of the best fresh seafood in the county.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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good experience overall

  • 4 of 5

Our family rented this home for a week (2 kids & 6 adults). It can accommodate 3 kids & 4 couples with plenty of bathrooms. The house is very spacious!

Location-wise take into account what activities you want to enjoy during your stay. It’s located in the backcountry on a wonderful riverfront & surrounded by peace & tranquility. If exploring Charleston is your main focus be aware you may spend a total of 2 hours a day on the road. It’s a fun way to see the various locals, but if that’s not your style then we recommended you stay closer to the city proper.

The house generally was clean although we did have to clean the front door & entryway of spider webs.

Main Areas:

Family room, dining room, & kitchen are very open with large windows looking out on beautiful scenery. The furniture was in fairly good shape. Plenty of dishes & silverware for group meals. The pantry had a lot of open items in it possibly from previous renters. Cleaners should remove anything opened. Especially when there is a limit to how many garbage bags are permitted without penalty.

Bedrooms:

The beds were clean but old & made for a lot of restless sleep for almost everyone. The downstairs ones were so squeaky that any movement on it would wake up your partner. We had a bug issue inside, called for the exterminator & they came 5 days later when we were leaving. We tried to keep our luggage closed but still managed to bring home some critters.

Bathrooms:

Fairly clean. All the toilets are low in depth - keep in mind if you have hip issues. The shower in one bathroom had a pipe sticking out of the wall, no real showerhead, but when you turn on the water it exploded into a mist that went everywhere.

Patio:

The picnic table needs maintenance & we were concerned for splinters so we didn’t use it. Deck outside the screened in portion is also rough & splintery. We used the patio table in the screened-in portion & apart from some touchup needed was fine, the chairs solid, & the deck was smooth. The hammock is worse for the wear & needs new netting.

Water/Plumbing:

Fixtures are a bit rusted & needs maintenance. Water seems to be a problem for Charleston in general. Make sure you bring plenty of bottled water as you will use it for drinking, ice, & making coffee/tea. Your shower soap will help with the smell when taking a shower. Just be prepared & you will be fine.

I hope this review is helpful. It can be a great experience provided you prepare accordingly & understand the location.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I usually don't respond to reviews, but this one had so many inaccuracies, I felt the need to correct them. Location: Charleston is a large area and does have traffic. Our estate is located on the side of Charleston where I think most would agree has the most amenities, activities, entertainment and least crime. When people request a quote, I also send them an attachment which list many of the activities in the area. If you happen to have most of your activities planned west of the Ashley, I encourage you to stay somewhere closer to that area. To spend "2 hours a day" on the road means you did no planning. "Limit to garbage bags": We have weekly trash pickup and five 32 gallon outdoor trash cans. This should hold a minimum of 15 kitchen trash bags. I have never noticed a renter filling all of them up in a week. Beds: Our home has many antiques, including some of the beds. I donate old mattresses when I notice any problems with them. Some of our mattresses are soft, some firm, and some plush. It's impossible to please everyone. Shower with "no real showerhead": Completely untrue. The showerheads are small high-flow showerheads which most people prefer over the newer regulated low-flow showerheads. Hammock: replacing soon Water: We are on a well and have a whole house water filtration system which I have serviced whenever I notice or someone reports a problem with the taste. Bugs: I called to check on the renters a few days after they arrived. The gentleman that answered said they had seen ‘5 bugs’ and it was ‘not a problem’ and declined when I offered to have the exterminator come. The exterminator came a few days later for the regular quarterly service. This is a waterfront home in a hot humid southern climate surrounded by oak trees. Bugs do occasionally get inside, but I usually find them dead from the extermination treatments. I don't try to kill the outdoor bugs because it would be futile, bad for the food chain, and the volume of chemicals required would be bad for the environment. At our home we have seen foxes, deer, turkeys, owls, eagles, raccoons, squirrels, and on one occasion, a cougar. Not to mention the dolphins, crabs, and everything else the water brings. You can actually see fiddler crabs climbing the trees. Most of our renters stay there to be near the beauty and space of the outdoors while being close to the benefits of the city. If you don't appreciate living in a wildlife refuge, you will be happier in a hotel in the city.
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We all had beautiful stay! Lots of room in Waterfront

Estate! Love Charleston and we will back to visit in the future ,

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Large Home ! Plenty of Room of large gatherings

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 6 women from California, Arizona and Chicago who wanted to Explore the Southern Charm and Hospitality. This home was very convenient to many of the places we visited

Boone Hall Plantation ,Charleston Harbor Downtown Charleston. We took a ride to Savannah which was about 2 hours away and loved that sweet city.

It was about sightseeing and coming home to just relax and plan our next outing. The screened in porch was delightful to sit on to sip coffee and watch the wildlife in the bay.

This home has everything you would need for a large group. Full kitchen for cooking, or Mount Pleasant is about 20 minutes away to many wonderful restaurants.

Boone Hall Farm Store and Mellow Mushroom Pizza were great.

We enjoyed the live music at Seewee Event Center, just down the road from the house.

Will be planning another Southern trip soon

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Awendaw Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Aug-Oct
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$6,200
 
 
Nov 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Nov 27- Dec 18
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$6,200
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Jan 3- Feb 28
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
March
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$5,000
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
April
Apr 8 2018 - Apr 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$5,000
 
 
May
May 1 2018 - Jun 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
June
Jun 3 2018 - Jun 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
July 4th week
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 8 2018
6 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
July-mid Aug
Jul 9 2018 - Aug 18 2018
6 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Mid Aug - Nov
Aug 19 2018 - Nov 17 2018
6 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$6,200
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Nov 26- Dec 22
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$6,200
 
 
Xmas 2018
Dec 23 2018 - Dec 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
$433
$2,600
 
 
New Years 17/18
Dec 31 2018 - Jan 6 2019
5 night minimum stay
$433
$2,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $400

7 night min March-Sept. If not booked 3 weeks before, will consider booking shorter time. Prefer to rent Sunday to Sunday, but will consider other days. Prefer you contact owner: for discounts of stays greater than 13 days, small party discounts, & before clicking BookItNow. Quotes generated automatically through VRBO include a 2.5% discount for payment by Echeck and are estimates only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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