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Gorgeous Secluded Island W/Creeks & Ocean Views & DOCK

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8) + DOCK

'Spectacular!' 'Awesome!' 'Unique.' 'Beautiful.' 'Fun.' These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the unspoiled natural setting for our vacation home, Sea Forest. Located on Cowpens, a small private island accessible by causeway, the house offers stunning views of marsh, creek and the Atlantic Ocean.

The island itself, with fifteen homes including ours, is situated just behind Edingsville Beach, an uninhabited barrier beach just north of Edisto Beach. The setting is secluded, relaxing, and peaceful.

Our home is designed to maximize enjoyment of its beautiful marsh and ocean views and abundant wildlife. The main level has an open floor plan with living area, dining room, kitchen, and master suite. In the summer you may enjoy the cool ocean breezes, or if you prefer, the air conditioning. In the colder months, the fireplace adds to the cozy comfort provided by central heating.

Large picture windows across the front and front-sides of the house provide unobstructed views of the ocean, creek and marshes. The outside deck provides a perfect seating area to enjoy the afternoon sea breezes while you watch the pelicans, great blue herons, egrets, wood storks and other shore birds fly overhead or feed in the marsh grasses a few feet away.

The back screened porch provides for panoramic views of the beautiful creek, marsh and gorgeous sunsets while you enjoy the peace and quiet. The additional fireplace on the porch provides the luxury of a cozy fire to gather 'round on chilly afternoons or evenings with friends and family, even when it's raining outside!

The master suite offers a large bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a deck overlooking the creek, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. There are two bedrooms upstairs. One has a double bed and a small deck overlooking the creek and marsh. The other bedroom has a double and a single bed which is perfect for families with young children. There is also a fold-up cot for an additional guest.

A covered fixed pier with floating dock is on the creek behind the house. The dock provides additional 360-degree marsh/creek views and access to the creek for small boats (kayaks, jon boats, etc.), crabbing, fishing, and swimming, This is a wonderful swimming 'hole' and great for lazy afternoons spent relaxing in and on the water. There's a hammock to enjoy the breezes while you read or nap --- the perfect way to while away the hours on vacation.

The creek is navigable for small boats even at dead low tide (about 2 feet of water at the dock at low tide), and provides easy access to Edingsville Beach, Botany Bay Beach, and Frampton Inlet. (OWNER WILL ASSIST WITH LAUNCHING AND SECURING YOUR BOAT AT OWNER DOCK) Edingsville Beach has historic significance because it was the established beach community in the 1800's for the Edisto Island plantation owners until it was completely destroyed by the hurricane of 1893.

For the serious beachcomber, pieces of fine china and old wine bottles from the old Edingsville community can still be found on this beach today. Both Edingsville and Botany Bay Beaches are literally covered with numerous seashells and fossils, including sharks' teeth, and these beaches are prime locations for swimming, walking, sunning, and surf fishing. It is requested by creek property owners that jet skis not be used on the creek.

In addition to boat access to Edingsville Beach, one can walk from our home to the beach which is a distance of about a half mile through a private residential development. For other beach access, we also use the public path options at Edisto Beach.

Sea Forest is located about five miles from Edisto Beach with its restaurants, gift shops, grocery and hardware stores, golf course, tennis courts, churches, and special community events. It is about a forty-five minute drive south of romantic Charleston, SC, known for its outstanding gourmet restaurants, chic King Street shops, and historic sites and homes.

Yes, Sea Forest really is 'unique!' It's a comfortable home in an incredibly beautiful setting. There is lots to do and see, and yet it's so relaxing that you might not want to do anything at all!

Keywords: Home, fireplace, beach,island, secluded, ocean view, creek, DOCK

More Details

Mike Lumpkin
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Mike Lumpkin

The Lumpkin Family has owned this property since purchasing the original home in 1953. That home was destroyed by fire in 1971. This newer home was built in 1980 and has been re-modeled twice since then. We love using it as a year round retreat from the too-hurried pace of our daily lives.

Mike Lumpkin purchased this house in 1953

Why Mike Lumpkin chose Edisto Island

The mystery and magic of Edisto Island has always been a draw for us. The privacy and isolation of this island community has been particularly rich for our lives.

What makes this house unique

The secluded location, along with the entertainment provided by nature and the spectacular views, provides an oasis conducive to relaxation. Here we can enjoy the truly rich pleasures of life. Some of the things we enjoy most are the peace and quiet...the birdlife (from painted buntings to pelicans)...the wildlife (porpoises, otters, deer) shelling...swimming... OWNER CAN SOMETIMES ASSIST WITH LAUNCHING AND SECURING YOUR BOAT AT THE DOCK--Jon boats and boats under 16' are ideal for this creek.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After months of moving, empty-nesting, and crisis-managing our aging parents, your home here welcomed us to much needed respite. It is so soothing to be surronded on two sides by the slow rhythms of the marsh tides, to sleep to the sound of breeze and surf, and to walk for hours along the beach. We too saw dolphins in the creek, giant horseshoe crabs, eagles and whooping crane. The bird life here is astonishing.

We read and wrote and talked-- even caught and ate some crab. The jon boat is lots of fun. The superb watercolors and pottery in your home attest to your own love of beauty. This is a beautiful place. We are blessed and refreshed for having been here.
Oct 2005
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Gorgeous Secluded Island W/Creeks & Ocean Views & DOCK
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 36 reviews

Attractive house in a great location; spacious, comfortable and immaculate.

  • 5 of 5

This charming and well-furnished house offers great views of both the Ocean and the marsh/tidal creek. It is within easy walking distance to the beach, and a very short drive to the town of Edisto Beach. Hosts Mike and Ellen were very helpful in attending to our requests and answering our questions. If we should visit Edisto in the future, we would be please to stay here again, and we recommend the place very highly.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place and great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time staying at Sea Forest. Everything was as described and the owner was very easy to deal with. I would recommend it to others and will definitely being staying there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Beautiful and Peaceful with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

We spent several days over Thanksgiving week at this lovely home and had a wonderful time. The views are gorgeous with the ocean on one side and the marshes on the other. It is secluded and quiet. We rented kayaks and bikes from Island Outfitters and they dropped them off and picked them up three days later. It was very convenient. There are so many beautiful places to kayak and the wildlife is amazing. You can bike to the beach quite easily and then there are other quiet roads to bike on. The home is clean and well kept. The only complaint from our boys was that the internet was slow but with so many other things to do it wasn't a major issue. We highly recommend this place if you enjoy the outdoors and are looking for a place to relax and get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice place to have peace and rest

  • 4 of 5

It is a lovely place, perfect for families with children. We were two families, with two children each, and the space was enough! The house has everything for a perfect staying there! You can see the ocean from the house! Mike, the owner, is fast and accurate on giving you all the informations you need. It’s close to Charleston, you can reach the city in one hour.

I stayed there for the Thanksgiving and it was amazing!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable low country property with incredible views from SUNRISE TO SUNSET

  • 5 of 5

My family spent almost a week at Sea Forest during the week of Labor Day. The location of the house is incredible with both marsh and ocean views. There is a very nice dock on the tidal creek, where we spent both every morning having coffee as the sun rose and every evening having a cocktail or beer as the sun went down. In between, we kayaked and fished to our heart's content. At night, the only sound is the ocean surf, and it is away from city lights, so the stargazing was great as well.

We had an awesome time and could not have enjoyed our time at Edisto any more. The house was exactly as described on VRBO, and was very clean and well-maintained. The owner provided excellent customer service with my questions regarding the fact that we came to the property immediately after a tropical storm. The house is very comfortable and is well-stocked for cooking and eating all the local seafood and vegetables that you can get your hands on from the local markets. If you're lucky and use the right bait (live shrimp), you might catch dinner (sea trout and crabs) from the dock. For those who like the beach, the walk or bicycle ride to the beach is very easy. We also enjoyed being able to get into Charleston easily for an afternoon of shopping and dining.

I absolutely recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a great place to relax. We would love to return to this house again soon for more fishing and kayaking. We had an awesome vacation in the low country! Thank you to the owners for having this available on VRBO!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This rental was a lovely place to stay. The view was breathtaking and the surroundings were relaxing. Loved the constant breeze from the ocean. Everything was clean and enjoyed the decor. Wish I would have brought a golf cart....It would come in handy when going to the beach. Overall, It is a great place to visit!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49.6 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wyndham Resorts, Edisto Island
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Finn's, Edisto Beach Pavilion
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Edingsville Beach
Car: necessary

Birdwatching, Wonderful Marsh/Nature Scenes for artists who paint and for nature photographers. Fishing, crabbing, creek and ocean swimming.


Rates & Availability

Jeremy Cay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rate
Nov 27 2016 - Mar 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Mid-season Rate
Mar 12 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 Rate
May 21 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
End-of-Summer Reduced
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 Mid-Season Rate
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$125.00 fee for 1 or 2 dogs.

Can sometimes provide assistance in getting your boat launched and secured at the dock.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Jeremy Cay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1520 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath with shower. Bathroom 2 with bathtub/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed. One of the upstairs bedrooms has a double bed and the other upstairs bedroom has a double bed and a single bed. Also, there is a fold-up cot available that can be set up anywhere inside or on the screened porch.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note that linens are not included. We will provide them for an additional fee of $150. 1000-Gallon Reverse-Osmosis Fresh-Water System.

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