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Gray Lady at Pawleys Island

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 12 Sleeps

The Gray Lady is a tradional style one-story ocean front beach house on the south end of Pawleys Island with a dock on the tidal creek. We have five bedrooms (two with queen beds, two with a pair of single beds, and one with two sets of bunks). One queen bedroom has a bath with shower. Two other bathrooms with tub/shower are shared by two bedrooms each. Main central area includes fully equipped kitchen with two refrigerators, dining table that seats eight adjacent to full length windows giving westerly view across the tidal marsh. Counter with barstools accommodates additional dining.

Screened porch across width of house on beach side with rocking chairs and rope hammock. Small screened 'reading' porch on tidal creek side. Creek dock is great place for watching gorgeous sunsets and fishing.

More Details

Lou Cecil Self
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Lou Cecil Self

Lou Self and Bee Jones are sisters who have enjoyed family vacations at Pawley's Island for over 50 years. We are fortunate to be able to continue to own this little cottage and offer it for use. It gives us great pleasure to share our little bit of South Carolina low country paradise.

Lou Cecil Self purchased this house in 1980

What makes this house unique

You will not find a more clean and cared for house kept up by do it yourselfers who just want to be able to keep this special place as a loving tribute to our parents. We have a wonderful 'wall of fame' with collage photos of many years of happy times at Pawley's.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful house and wonderful location!

Great views of the beach and the creek.
Apr 2016
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Pawleys Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bath between front queen and back twin bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , private bath with back queen bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , between front twin and back bunk bedrooms
  • Guests/renters must bring their own bath towels. One roll of toilet paper is furnished. Guests must supplement. Soft soap is kept at the vanity. Guests must bring their own bath soaps and toiletries.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , shares a bathroom with front queen room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , front twin bedroom shares bathroom with back bunk bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds shares bathroom with front twin bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 'Master Bedroom' with private bath/shower only
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , shares a bath with back twin bedroom
  • Guests/renters must bring their own bed sheets and bath and beach towels.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Ocean side sun deck and screened porch with eight rocking chairs and rope hammock. Deck on tidal creek great for watching gorgeous sunsets. Full HVAC, 42-inch kitchen range with two ovens, two refrigerators with icemakers, TV w/VCR/DVD player, washer/dryer, ample parking on concrete driveway. Dining table seats eight comfortably with kitchen counter and barstools for additional eating space. Two enclosed 'outside' shower stalls(with hot and cold water). We have added wireless internet service. Note: Guests must provide own bed and bath linens.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Gray Lady at Pawleys Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

A welcoming haven with views front and back

  • 5 of 5

This property is so very welcoming and accommodating. You can be in the kitchen fixing dinner and look out the front windows to the ocean, turn 180 degrees and look out the back windows to the marsh. I was able to bake a chiffon cake as there was an angle food cake pan in the kitchen; everything I needed was there! The new deck on the marsh was enjoyed in the late afternoons, and mornings could find us on the screened porch; heaven. Step onto the beach for walks with the changing ocean and tides right in front of you. We even saw lights on the crest of the waves at night! This is my favorite place in all of Pawley's Island!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We try to create an atmosphere of home away from home at The Gray Lady. So glad to know that you enjoyed a good week.
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Wonderful location, open layout on 1 floor with beautiful screened in porch overlooking the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed every minute of our week at the Gray Lady! Wonderful family memories made there that will last a lifetime! Thank you for your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your week at Pawley's Island and our beach home. The Gray Lady is a happy house for families.
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Gray Lady was absolutely perfect for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

The Gray Lady exceeded our expectations providing us with the perfect place to host our large family reunion. We wanted a beach front house with creek in back for fishing and the Gray Lady did not disappoint. The house was super clean, well maintained, and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and more. The quiet master suite with the private shower was perfect for my aging parents and there was ample sleeping room for the rest of our large family. The owners' display of family photos on the walls reminded us of our own Pawley's vacations many years ago and triggered the sharing of many memories and reminiscing of days gone by. My Mom spent the week rocking away on the screened porch working crosswords while my Dad surf fished just a few feet away. Thanks to the owners for all the books and puzzles as well as many other small touches that made us feel at home. Pawley's Island is quiet and secluded, yet there are fantastic grocery stores, wonderful restaurants, and leisurely shopping at the Hammock Shops just minutes away. We highly recommend the Gray Lady for everyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for y our kind words. So glad that your family enjoyed the stay. Happiness abounds at the Gray Lady.
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The most romantic week ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at the Gray Lady. The large rambling beach house opens it's doors to the surf and white sand of Pawley's Island. In as few as three steps we had our feet buried in the white sand. Nights were spent listening to the waves as the ocean breeze filled the large ocean front bedrooms. We loved cooking fresh seafood each night in the open kitchen, which was equipped with every kitchen tool and gadget available. We ended each day in the spacious out-door shower. Wonderful... And we hope to install one at our mountain house in NC. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your wonderful beach house. We will claim the same week next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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What a great time we had at the GRAY LADY.

  • 5 of 5

The Gray Lady gets a 'ten' on its cleanliness. The organized kitchen had everything that we needed for cooking all of our meals. We would highly recommend this property to all families looking for a spot to enjoy each other AND the beach. 'Beach walking' is ideal!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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My stay at "Gray Lady" was GREAT!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean,customer service was wonderful!! Beach was great, like walking in"BABY Powder" And also you get to see the Sunrise and Sunset. Beautiful Place to visit or live. I will go back soon!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Myrtle Beach Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Litchfield Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* enjoy low-key vacation.

* lots of golf venues.

* Visit Brookgreen Gardens.

* rent kayaks for surf and creek.

* biking, walking, shelling.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* drifting in the creek.

* crabbing and fishing.

* games on the beach: bocce ball.

* read and rock on the porch.

* rest in the hammock.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* swim & build snadcastles.

* corn hole or bocce ball tourneys.

* crabbing.

* visti Brookgreen Gardens.

* visit Myrtle Beach attractions.

Very wide beach area in front of house at low tide - good for games or just sitting in the sun. Wading and crabbing in the creek. Great bird watching - look for bald eagle in top of highest tree across the tidal marsh. Surf and creek fishing. Area abounds with terrific golf venues available to the public. Unique shopping and some awfully good dining. Visit historic Georgetown (13 miles south) or the attractions of Myrtle Beach (25 miles north). Art patrons should not miss Brookgreen Gardens. Nature abounds: see the alligators at Huntington Beach Park, visit the Belle Baruch nature preserve and do your own 'birding' along the beach and tidal areas. Rent kayaks for fun in the surf or creek. Take floats to the south end at incoming tide and drift down the creek with the tide to the Gray Lady dock.


Rates & Availability

Pawleys Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Bridge 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $120
Tax Rate 11.0%

11% rental tax and $120.00 cleaning fee are added to the basic rental rate
The deposit (is calculated based on the rental date and rate) is collected upon submission of a rental contract. The balance is due at least 45 days prior to entry. The key is mailed when the total fee has been received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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