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Emily

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

4 Bedroom Home Across from Beach Access on Private Island

7 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Dewees Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Charlotte's Pearl is a pristine barrier island retreat with one of the most beautiful beaches in the southeast accessible only by private ferry. With no restaurants or stores, no cars or stoplights, Dewees Island offers a return to nature with all the comforts of home. We travel only by golf cart on Dewees. Our home is one of only 60 houses on this 1200 acre island. Our house is located near a beach access path which allows for an easy walk to the beach or a short golf cart ride. Most of the two and a half mile long island is untouched by development and over half in permanent conservation. You are often the only ones on the beach. Wildlife abounds on the island and includes deer, water fowl and migrating birds. The two tidal lakes on the island provide great fishing, crabbing, clamming and shrimping. However, just because you feel like you are worlds away from the stress you left behind, you are only 20 minutes from shopping, great restaurants, golf and the romantic city of Charleston via our comfortable Dewees Island ferry. Dolphins often escort the ferry to and from the island.

The custom built elevated second row home provides a wonderful private two acre oasis on the edge of a maritime forest with lake and marsh views. The sights and sounds of nature dominate. You feel like you are staying in your own private tree house with the closest visible home on the other side of the lake. The floor plan is inverted to allow maximum advantage of the marsh and lake views from the living areas and wrap around covered screened porch on the top floor. Each bedroom on the second level opens to a covered screened porch. Both master bedrooms have their own private screened porch. From the rooftop observation deck, the views of the ocean and inter-coastal waterway are magnificent.

As our guest you are able to use all the amenities of the Huyler House such as the wonderful pool area and tennis courts. The Huyler is a magnificent lodge that serves as the center of the community.

Check in time is the 3:00 ferry. Arrive at ferry 46 41st Avenue BY 2:30. Ferry leaves promptly at 3:00

Check out time is the 10:30 am ferry. Arrive at Dewees dock BY 10:10am. Ferry leaves promptly at 10:30

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Emily (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Emily

Dewees Rentals is proud to offer a commitment to excellence in property management to all of our guests. Renting on Dewees Island is a unique experience. We have a knowledge of Dewees Island like no other company out there. That is reflected through our education provided to each and every guest renting through us. We absolutely love what we do and we are grateful to work with each and every one of our guests. We hope to have you on the island!

Emily purchased this house in 2001

Guestbook comments from the owner

Recently my family and I visited Charlottes Pearl on Dewees. I had waited all year to take this vacation and it did not disappoint. We arrived later than we expected and were able to find the house even in the dark (thanks to a good map and some really nice people out taking a moonlite stroll). When we arrived the house lights were on and everything was so inviting. The elevator was a luxury that I think every house should have. This was my daughters trip to celebrate her birthday. She and her 6 month old baby and a friend accompanied my husband and I. We awoke early, made mimosas and headed for the beach. During our stay we rode bikes, walked the beach, hunted for seashells, built sand castles, rode in the canoe and drove the golf cart around until the battery nearly died on the way back to the house. We saw alligators, deer, dolphins and crabs. My grandson put his toes in the ocean for the first time and tasted his first sand. The house was amazing. The dual master bedrooms afford us lots of privacy. The kitchen had everything we needed to make and serve meals. The doors that opened up onto the screen porch made me happy. We opened all the doors and let the breeze flow. We cooked on the grill. Had margaritas on the deck and listened as the ocean roared in the back ground. Only one surprising thing in the whole experience and not necessarily a bad one; just an FYI. There is only one tv in the entire house. We only had to do a little negotiating to see whether we were going to watch a movie or play video games. The wifi worked perfectly and there were books and magazines available as well. We met some very lovely people on the island as well, foremost was Judy and her charming husband. They were so kind and helped us navigate around even throwing crabs (the spiders of the sea) out of the canoe so that my daughter would not be scared. Their kindness was extraordinary. I learned a lesson though and decided that next time, I would take the advise of the experts and go to the house drop off all the luggage and go to the store later or have the groceries delivered before I arrived. The most difficult part of the trip was taking tired adults and a baby to the grocery store on our way in. My advise, take enough stuff for breakfast and go get what you need the next day. I give Charlottes Pearl a 10 out of 10. I would recommend the house to people of all ages and abilities.
Oct 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

4 Bedroom Home Across from Beach Access on Private Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Jacksonville, FL
5

Unspoiled Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Charlotte's Pearl on Dewees Island is a true gem! The home is beautifully designed with gorgeous interior spaces. Access to an unspoiled beach is an easy walk on a charming tree-lined road. Leave your windows open at night and hear the ocean waves. We had a wonderful time marveling at the shells that washed up on the beach each morning (usually had the entire beach to ourselves). We hiked, biked and canoed everyday. Screened porches off each bedroom and the upstairs family room help capture the best of indoor/outdoor living while at the beach. Charlotte's Pearl provides golf carts for exploring the island. No cars allowed! This was our first trip to Dewees Island and we loved it, simply breathtaking. We plan to return and hope to make Charlotte's Pearl our home away from home. It is truly spectacular.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GREAT VACATION

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week for two sisters (we grew up in Charleston) and two grown children. Absolutely a great week with so much to do... This Island is a Treasure! What a terrific environmental example for all to discover. I hope it always remains such a hidden gem.

We explored the Island on foot, bikes and golf carts. We relaxed, fished, crabbed, read great books, walked on the beach, saw deer, snakes, raccoons, rabbits, gators, Bald Eagles, Osprey and many other birds. We loved Capers Inlet at sunset and the beach at night. We caught and cooked the biggest blue crabs we have ever seen. There was a "crab crack" on the porch almost every night.

Many thanks to the owners of Charlotte's Pearl for sharing this wonderful home with us. We all hope to return soon for new adventures.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet and Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Charlotte's Pearl has been our retreat on several vacations, in both the heat of the summer and cool fall months. We have had from three to five adults and two, school-age children stay very comfortably in the house with room to spare. Our family loved hanging out on the screened-in porch all hours of the day - taking-in the beautiful marsh views, reading a book while listening to the breezes, or sneaking some alone-time in the hammock. We have especially enjoyed the layout of the main living space, with the lovely kitchen that opens into the spacious family room. Having windows on all sides of the family room gives access to the island's beauty during each daylight hour. This is one of the quietest houses we have stayed in on the island. Having all of the bedrooms on the first floor (and only one tv in the entire house) helps this. We have always liked the house's location in proximity to the beach. It's just a quick golf cart ride and our toes were in the sand. Charlotte's Pearl is a winner in our book!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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-Asheville, NC
5

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Recently my family and I visited Charlottes Pearl on Dewees. I had waited all year to take this vacation and it did not disappoint. We arrived later than we expected and were able to find the house even in the dark (thanks to a good map and some really nice people out taking a moonlite stroll). When we arrived the house lights were on and everything was so inviting. The elevator was a luxury that I think every house should have. This was my daughters trip to celebrate her birthday. She and her 6 month old baby and a friend accompanied my husband and I. We awoke early, made mimosas and headed for the beach. During our stay we rode bikes, walked the beach, hunted for seashells, built sand castles, rode in the canoe and drove the golf cart around until the battery nearly died on the way back to the house. We saw alligators, deer, dolphins and crabs. My grandson put his toes in the ocean for the first time and tasted his first sand. The house was amazing. The dual master bedrooms afford us lots of privacy. The kitchen had everything we needed to make and serve meals. The doors that opened up onto the screen porch made me happy. We opened all the doors and let the breeze flow. We cooked on the grill. Had margaritas on the deck and listened as the ocean roared in the back ground. Only one surprising thing in the whole experience and not necessarily a bad one; just an FYI. There is only one tv in the entire house. We only had to do a little negotiating to see whether we were going to watch a movie or play video games. The wifi worked perfectly and there were books and magazines available as well. We met some very lovely people on the island as well. They were so kind and helped us navigate around even throwing crabs (the spiders of the sea) out of the canoe so that my daughter would not be scared. Their kindness was extraordinary. I learned a lesson though and decided that next time, I would take the advise of the experts and go to the house drop off all the luggage and go to the store later or have the groceries delivered before I arrived. The most difficult part of the trip was taking tired adults and a baby to the grocery store on our way in. My advise, take enough stuff for breakfast and go get what you need the next day. I give Charlottes Pearl a 10 out of 10. I would recommend the house to people of all ages and abilities.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
5

Christmas at Charlotte's Pearl

  • 5 of 5

Three generations gathered together at Charlotte's Pearl to celebrate the Christmas holiday. We arrived on the island at night in a torrential downpour, so our adventure began right off the bat! The house is beautiful and very well equipped. We spent the week cooking, playing games, exploring the island on golf carts, fishing, and walking on the beach. It is the ultimate definition of a getaway retreat. Other than on the ferry, we barely saw another human being during the entire trip. It was a great escape from the rest of the world!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property is nested between the colorful greenery of the saltmarsh and the sea. When you walk into the house, you will be drawn to the second level's great room and open floor plan. It is surrounded with floor to ceiling glass doors that open onto large screened in porches. The rocking chairs and hammock invite you to open a cold drink, take a deep breath and RELAX while becoming a part of the colorful landscape.

This home is very clean, well equipped with kitchen supplies,serving pieces and clean, crisp linens.

It is perfect for entertaining a crowd, and there are many seating areas inside and out. There is a large, comfortable hammock on the porch, and in the mornings we saw deer walking through to the marsh area. This is also a great observation area for bird watching, and we saw a bald eagle, an osprey, and many other grand birds. The rooftop "crows nest" is also a great lookout to get a 360 view of the island.

The bedrooms are on the first level and the two master suites have their own private porches, while the other two share a porch. The beds are very comfortable and the master suite has a cute little outdoor room with a rug and futon.

This home is located a short walk from the beautiful beaches. There are two golf carts that accomodate exploring, fishing trips, or traveling to the pool or tennis courts.

We love this house and will be back. It is a good place to rejuvenate your soul and the owner was trustworthy and very kind.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Rates & Availability

Dewees Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$535
$2,675
 
 
Holiday
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$540
$2,870
 
 
Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,250
 
 
Holiday
Dec 25 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
$2,870
 
 
Winter
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,250
 
 
Spring
Mar 5 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$535
$2,675
 
 
Island Spring
May 21 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
$2,870
 
 
Summertime
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,495
 
 
Indian Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
$2,870
 
 
Autumn
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$535
$2,675
 
 
Holiday
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
$2,870
 
 
Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,250
 
 
Holiday
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$540
$2,870
 

Additional information about rental rates

Ferry:weekly pass/person $40
Damage Waiver $59
Tax Rate 16.5%

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Amenities

Dewees Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Blow Up Air Mattress - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Both master bedrooms at either end of the house have king beds. Each master has its own private screened covered porch., Double Beds (1) The two middle bedrooms have double beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The double futon is located on the sleeping porch.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Outside futon, hammock, rocking chairs, 2 electric golf carts and Fish cleaning station under house.

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