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Waterfront estate near Charleston with spectacular views & great rates

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


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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 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 South Carolina

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.


Awendaw Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5 plus an outdoor shower room
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Waterfront estate near Charleston with spectacular views & great rates
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful location for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This picturesque property gave my family a much-needed escape! No hotel or resort could have provided a family experience like being in this home. Driving up the tree lined driveway melted away the worries of busy work life. The owners couldn't be more accommodating, either.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location; house very clean and spacious; bedrooms have lovely views.

  • 5 of 5

The nearby Bulls Island excursion was outstanding.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time with family.

  • 5 of 5

Place was just what we needed. Plenty of space for everyone. Very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful setting, beautiful, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely home, especially the view of the marsh and sitting on the screened-in porch. The kitchen has what you need to cook most meals. You need to drive a bit to get to stores and restaurants, but we planned for that. We were a group of ten adults and we had plenty of room. One upstairs bedroom is probably better suited to children since it has two full beds and a window seat area for a toddler. This is a place to relax and enjoy the company, nature, and the history of the area. If you are looking for a brand new house experience, or spending a lot of time in Charleston proper, this is not the house for you. We have stayed in Mt. Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, and downtown many times. This home will be a great addition to our places to stay in the area. We hope to return and spend more time exploring the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property-Large wonderful Home-Happy renters from Ohio and Louisiana

  • 5 of 5

9 siblings and spouses spent 5 days at this large 2 story home in Awendaw on the water. Unfortunately, hurricane Mathew wiped out the dock where usually you could sit over the water and watch the wildlife, but this did not dampen our enjoyment. The ambiance of the property is lovely and the screened in deck makes coffee and conversation very enjoyable. While it is about 35-40 minutes from the Charleston visitor center where we parked everyday when we drove in to town to take in the sights, it was not really a problem and was a straight shot in and out.

A few things to note about the house and area: The kitchen is stocked with every pot, pan and things needed for big meal cooking, but be sure to bring your own paper products like paper towels, napkins, extra toilet paper, etc;

Yes, the water smells a bit like sulfur but tastes just fine --although we did buy gallon water jugs to use for our coffee at the owner's suggestion; we also bought bagged ice in case;

There are big grocery stores on the way in on Hwy 17 but probably 12 miles or 15 minutes away, but it's easy to get ice cream back to the house for a snack and get things forgotten.

It is DARK if you get there at night so be sure and bring a flashlight or have an app on your phone you can use.

Be sure and bring bug spray--being on the water means sand fleas ("no-see-ems") and mosquitoes when outside. But perhaps this is not a problem year round but due to post hurricane moisture.

Bring binoculars--we saw lots of birds, and even a fox or coyote--not sure which.

Internet and cable TV is included but the cell reception was pretty spotty right at the house--had to be on the front porch or in the back bedroom to get service. But there is a landline house phone.

The owner is very responsive to any question or need we had and contacted me right away after the hurricane went through to let me know everything was fine except the dock. He even offers a refund in case of a hurricane--Young friends of mine lost $2400 for a weekend home rental in Charleston due to the hurricane and mandatory evacuation--OUCH.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly enjoyable & serene stay at Awendaw estate

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my fishing crew of four gents ( could easily handle several more). It was clean, functional, and quiet with variety of activities to enjoy. Keeping my boat at the dock was a big plus and our guides were happy to pick us up at the house's dock each morning. We spent much of our free time hanging out on the dock as well. The screened in porch was a great communal space at night with a clean grill on the deck nearby. Wifi worked and even though we were in a relatively remote location, cell phone service worked in parts of the house, especially out on the dock. The kitchen was functional and bathrooms clean and plenty. Only a short ride to SeeWee Restuarant and the Outpost Store and Gas Station. Owner was responsive to a few minor issues. Driving into town or the barrier islands was easy. Later in the week, my wife and I kayaked around the creeks and ran the boat out to Bulls Bay to enjoy this unique location. My local relatives came out to visit often and they enjoyed the time at the house and on the dock. I hope to stay here again in the future and bring the grown kids to this peaceful and beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • 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
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
July-mid Aug
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 19 2017
6 night minimum stay
Mid Aug-Oct
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Nov 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.5%

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

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