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Lex McGee

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish

Rockers on the Front Porch, Across the Street from the Beach

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights

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Charleston Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, New pool, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-

WELCOME TO THE BEACH! It is finally time time to relax. Take it easy for a while. Comfort, ease, and convenience are yours.


This charming, elevated, beach cottage is one of the last original lowcountry elevated South Carolina beach cottages on the Isle of Palms. The house has been in our family since the early 1920s. It has seen a lot of history, including black-out curtains in World War II, a direct hit by Cat. 5 Hurricane Hugo in 1987, as well as hundreds of family vacations.

The house is across a small lane from the beach. It is only about a 3 minute walk through the sand dunes on a comfortable wide path to a nearly private beach. No commercial district. Very few people!

Enjoy the rocking chairs on a large front screened porch with partial ocean views. Go for a quiet walk on the nearly empty beach at night, watch the moon rise over the water, but try not to disturb the sea turtle nests.

Tongue-and-groove floors, walls, and ceiling were the traditional styles of beach construction in the early 1920s. We have updated the conveniences of the house while trying to maintain its original,

laid-back character. There is plenty of sand, with toys, under the house for children to enjoy when they are not on the beach. There are bicycles for you to enjoy during your stay.

We are conveniently close to historic downtown Charleston with incredible shopping, wonderful world-class restaurants, challenging golf, and numerous other entertainment options.

Keywords: Elevated House

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lex McGee (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Lex McGee

This house has been in my wife's family for four generations now. Originally

built in the early 1920. At that time, you came to the Isle of Palms on a ferry

across the harbor, then on a trolley than ran from Old Mt. Pleasant village across the marsh to Sullivan's Island and then onward across the Breech Inlet (H.L. Hunley confederate submarine fame) to the Isle of Palms. The house had 'black out curtains' on the front windows during WWII to prevent observation from German submarines that regularly patrolled the East coast.

My wife's family had regular homes in downtown Charleston and in Summerville, SC and moved to the island for the summer. We remember her grandmother saying that 'Honey, living in downtown Charleston before they invented that air conditioning machine was 'just almost intolerable.'


based on 3 traveler reviews

Rockers on the Front Porch, Across the Street from the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great Location at an even greater price!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay in this little gem of a beach cottage. Rustic yet charming it was the perfect place to relax with my family for a no fuss beach vacation. The new pool is awesome, a little small, but so nice to have a non-beach option on hot or stormy afternoons. The "playground" under the house is chock-full or bikes, beach toys, and even swings. My 3-year old niece was in heaven. The beach it literally across the street and we had the place to ourselves for most of the week. We left our chairs, canopy, etc. up for the first few days with no worries about anyone coming by and messing with our stuff. Was so nice to only have to lug-out all the big stuff once :) Seriously, this is a true Isle of Palms gem.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This home is just perfect. Steps to the beach and a private pool our toddler loved to play in! What a special vacation for our family. So cozy and comfortable, we would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a perfect place to stay in Isle of Palms. We used the provided beach cruisers to get around the little town, we also rented a golf cart, which was so much fun! The owners of this property were also so helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had. I could say nothing negative about this property or our experience while on vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Perfect beach cottage !

  • 5 of 5

Photos and description do not do this home justice! We arrived to find hotel quality linens, towels and toiletries! The house is filled with antiques that made us feel right at home.

The screened porch runs the entire length of the house, and the ocean breeze was relaxing We ate every meal on the porch. The beach iaccess s only steps away, and we had the beach to ourselves.

The owner was so friendly and helpful with every question we had. We are already looking forward to our next vacation to 409 Ocean Blvd.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Isle of Palms Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 22 2016 - Mar 4 2017
90 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

Fall/Winter Monthly rates DO NOT include utilities. Reimbursable to owner.
Security deposit is required for long term rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Charleston Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Showers only
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin sleeper in a small sitting area
    Den - 1 queen , This is a queen sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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