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Peaceful Island Retreat near Edisto Beach

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Edisto Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 BR, 2 BA, Hot/cold outdoor shower, Huge porch and deck, Water and Marsh views

Beautiful Lowcountry cottage with 5 bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, outdoor shower with hot and cold water. In the huge yard, down by the water, walk your own private Labyrinth built of seashells and cobblestones from the old streets of Charleston. For many years Sea of Peace was a spiritual retreat run by the Catholic Church. Now it is a vacation weekly rental for individuals, families, fishermen, kayakers, bird watchers, bicyclers, nature lovers, etc. Bring you favorite beach companion. We are pet friendly. Plenty of parking for a multitude of cars and boats.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jeanette Chapman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Peaceful Island Retreat near Edisto Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Salona, TX


  • 5 of 5

Location is perfect for seclusion, reading, writing, painting and wildlife viewing. State park is very close making the bike trip to the beach so enjoyable. And the house is full of positive energy. Great for a wide range of ages and interests. Jeanette was a pleasure to work with and I am already looking forward to our return to Edisto.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Sea of Peace. The new deck is a real asset, and we certainly enjoyed it. It is one of the most relaxing vacation spots we have experienced. The location is perfect, quiet and peaceful, yet close to restaurants and shops. We received an excellent welcome package from the owner that provided information about the area and things of interest. It is the most professional package we have received about any property we have rented through VRBO. We appreciate the owner's friendly, timely and considerate communication and hope to return to this lovely site again and again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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aiken, sc

Perfect, Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful island get away. The house is roomy and comfortable for both the kids and the adults. We started every morning with coffee on the new deck and we ended almost every evening with dinner and cocktails on it - the view is spectacular. We enjoyed putting in kayaks and paddle boards from the backyard! We loved biking on the trails and walking to the ponds to fish. We also enjoyed the screened in "game room" as well as the ping pong table! Thank you Jeanette for being such and accommodating hostess - we truly enjoyed Sea of Peace and would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet !!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay for a vacation. The family had fun at Botany Bay and Shell Island. We had fresh blue crabs caught in the ponds near the house. All of the accommodations were better than expected. We have stayed at several houses at Edisto, but none as pleasing as Sea of Peace. We are already planning our next trip. The babies(our dogs) loved the large yard.

Thanks to Jeanette for all the information and help to make this a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Sea of Peace over Christmas of 2013. It was our first vacation that was just our family. We found the house in the dead of night very easily and it was well lit. I actually teared up when I saw the master bedroom. The whole house is stunning. Beautifully done with an eclectic collection of art and decor. The house is fully stock, we didn't need a thing, blankets, full kitchen with ever imaginable gadget, fully stocked bathrooms. The house was impeccably clean. The new deck is amazing, get up early to watch the sun rise over the marsh. You won't regret it. My kids had plenty of room to spread out and play. They loved the hammocks. The labyrinth was intriguing to all over us and we all used it and added to it. There was even a decorated Christmas tree waiting for us. The tower room was perfect for my oldest and youngest to share, plenty of games to play. We explored the beach quite often and found some amazing shells. The family time was a welcomed blessing. Edisto is a slower pace than other beaches, smaller and quieter (at least during our stay) but the shops were all open and everyone was very friendly. We got a lesson on sweetgrass baskets from a wonderful gentleman and came home with a bread basket. We also had boiled peanuts, such a treat. We cannot say enough good things about the island and the house and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you for the peace and the family time it offered! (FYI the tower room does not have a door, but you can fit a baby gate, to contain little people)

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene Haven

  • 5 of 5

Our short stay at the Sea of Peace was most refreshing. The surroundings are unmatched for privacy and quiet. The house is furnished with ecclectic pieces, beautiful artwork, vintage quilts, and everything required for cooking and dining. It is a short drive to the beaches or to town to restaurants or grocery store. The proximity to the park and trails is a real asset. We did not get to use the kayak, but hope to next time. We saw so many beautiful marsh and woodland birds, including painted buntings! The owner was wonderful to deal with and made every effort for our stay to be comfortable and positive. This was out first trip to Edisto in more than 30 years, but we are hoping it will not be out last. Thanks for a charming, clean and comfortable home!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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King's Market
"King's Market is my first stop when arriving on the island. Walking through the barn doors, ..."
Po Pigs Bobq
"Hey everybody! Po Pigs has moved. Map above is outdated. It's now located very near Sea of P..."
Edisto Island Serpentarium
"Not to be missed if you have children. They love it, and you will, too. Big George, the huge..."
Steamboat Landing
"Great spot for fishing, crabbing, throwing a shrimp net, putting in your motorboat or kayak...."
The Old Post Office Restaurant
"Upscale restaurant. Fine local seafood and steaks."
Flowers Seafood Company
"Don't miss the seafood out back. Great shrimp!"
Trinity Episcopal Church
"Loaded with local history."
Ernest F. Hollings Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge
"Favorite place for bike riding on relic rice dikes and converted rail trails."
Botany Bay Plantation
"My favorite place on Edisto Island. Bring your camera!"
Edisto Beach State Park
"My favorite beach."
McConkey's Jungle Shack
"My favorite burger & seafood shack."
Edisto Island Historic Preservation
"Great museum for local history and culture."
"Now a great restaurant and bar where locals meet for happy hour after fishing."
The Plantation Course at Edisto
"The place for golf."
Pressley's at The Marina
"Best View on the Beach."
Sea Cow Eatery
The Waterfront Restaurant
"Best restaurant bargain at the beach."
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area
"8,000 acre property has two designated nature trails and miles of dirt roads for hikers and ..."
Wildlife Management
"Bear Island Wildlife Management Area. Two observation platforms and miles of relic rice dike..."
Fontaine Charters
"Great seafood market--and more."
With These Hands Gallery
"Gallery for local arts and crafts. Beside Old Post Office Restaurant."
Presbyterian Church On Edisto
"One of many old, scenic churches on Edisto Island."
Edisto Chamber of Commerce
"Stop here first for brochures and information."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Charleston, SC. (Costco located on way to Edisto)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Edisto Beach: many great bars and restaurants
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Plantation Golf Course, Edisto Beach
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Edisto Island (Bo-Bo Lee's famous BBQ) Hwy 174
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Edisto Beach State Park and town of Edisto Beach.
Car: necessary

An enchanting Edisto Island Retreat, Sea of Peace is located on the marshes of Fishing Creek in the 'Neck' off Palmetto Road very close to the Atlantic Ocean. The 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Lowcountry vernacular cottage is near the back entrance of Edisto Beach State Park and is an easy 30 minute bicycle ride over maritime forest trails, marsh boardwalks, and scenic vistas to Big Bay and Scott Creeks, the Spanish Mount, State Park cabins, Live Oak Campground, and on to the commercial district of Edisto Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Here you will find the beach-front section of Edisto Beach State Park, restaurants & other activities. Also the town of Edisto Beach has extensive bike trails throughout the beautiful barrier island. The 2-acre yard at Sea of Peace has plenty of parking for cars, boats, and RV's. Big Bay Public Boat Landing is approximately 1 mile away for access to the South Edisto River and Steamboat Landing is nearby for the North Edisto River, Bohikit Creek, Rockville, Kiawah Island, and Charleston. This area is famous for boating, kayaking, exploring, nature studies, old plantation mansions, seashells galore. Incredible Botany Bay is nearby and open to the public for exploring, hunting, surf fishing, hiking and bike riding on an uninhabited coastline and wilderness beach enjoyment. Sea of Peace comes with its own private Labyrinth made of cobblestones from the streets of Charleston and seashells gathered from nearby beaches. The Labyrinth was built by nuns many years ago for a spiritual retreat and is still used today for quiet contemplation. Sea of Peace is the perfect coastal retreat for relaxing, recreation, writing, art workshops, spiritual retreats, reunions, etc. The city of Charleston is less than an hour away and Walterboro, Savannah, and Beaufort are close by for day trips.


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Edisto Island Cottage Rental Rates

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PRICE INCLUDES ALL TAXES AND FEES-!! To reserve your week at Sea of Peace, a personal Email or telephone call is required between 9am and 9pm EST. If no answer, please leave a phone message AND an Email message for best time to call you back. Thank you for your inquiry. I am positive you will enjoy your time on historic Edisto Island and the beautiful Sea of Peace.

Call or email for booking instructions and easy cancellation policy. More photos and information available upon request. Please call Jeanette at 828-898-7342

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Edisto Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large bathroom with double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , large bathroom with double sinks. Hot and cold water outdoor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Tower Room - 2 double , Vaulted room at top of stairs Incredible view Sink and desk
    Twin bed room - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds with new pillow top mattresses.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large room, wood burning fireplace, access to deck, marsh
    Queen Room - 1 queen , Beautiful cherry canopy bed and ample storage. Pillow top.
    King Marsh bedroom - 1 king , Private access to deck. Sea breezes. Marsh and water views.
  • All bedrooms have beautiful antique beds and are well appointed with side tables, reading lamps, huge closets, dressers, and book shelves. Fine pillows, blankets, quilts, comforters, and shams provided. Please bring you own sheets and towels. Washer & Dryer on main floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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