- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- Communal Pool
- Communal Pool
- Linens Provided
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
About this PropertyYou deserve a holiday. Parlor by the pool in the morning, ride the waves in the afternoon, relax in the hot tub as the sun sets. Take advantage of everything that Isle of Palms has to offer! This cozy two bedroom villa is ideal for a last min. getaways. Come! Retreat to the sun and the sand and we promise you’ll have a “Whale of a Time”!
What you’ll adore about ‘A Whale of a Time’:
Just steps from your back door you’ll find miles of pristine, white, sandy beaches. As a part of the Tidewater community, located at the heart of Wild Dunes, you’ll have access to the crystal clear pool and hot tub right outdoor your door and much much more. Wild Dunes offers miles of walking paths, fine dining and shopping, as well as a world class tennis facility and a golf course. For a two bedroom, the villa includes plenty of space and calming seating. Whether you stay in or go out and discover, this villa is the ideal home base for your holiday.
Our Home’s Layout:
Entering the villa, you’ll be drawn by the vistas from the back porch. Savor the salty wind and seagull calls from this sizable screened area. You’ll find it’s the ideal location to indulge in a morning cup of coffee or a chilled afternoon libation.
At the doorway, the first bedroom, including two twin beds, will be on your left. This room has a intelligent flatscreen tv that can stream all of your favorite content. This bedroom has its own entrance to the full hall bath. Down the hall, adjacent to the screened porch, is the Master Bedroom. Currently including a queen bed, this room has elegant sea vistas and includes an ensuite bathroom. This bedroom also has a intelligent TV for guest entertainment. On the other side of the porch is the living room. With peaceful seating for your entire group, there are numerous chairs as well as a sleeper couch. With an open floor plan, the living room flows seamlessly into the kitchen creating a great shared space. Sit at the sleek quartz breakfast bar and watch the morning news, choose to either lend a hand in the entirely supplied kitchen or give moral support from the couch. When it’s time to sit down for a meal, gather in the dining room just off the kitchen.
Bedroom 1: King bed and private, ensuite bath
Bedroom 2: Bunk Bed: Queen on bottom & twin on top; with an ensuite entrance to the shared hallway bath.
Livingroom: Queen sleeper couch
** Owners plan on upgrading the master’s queen to a king and the other bedroom to a bunk bed with a full bed on the bottom and twin on the top.
- Pool & hot tub are seasonally available for use, please inquire for more information
- This unit does not include a sports card
Isle of Palms is a barrier island just north of Charleston, SC. This handsome island is famed for its pristine beaches and southern hospitality. It’s a family friendly, peaceful, and close enough to countless activities, historic sites, and gorgeous eateries.
Wild Dunes is a gated community/resort that offers a variety of luxuries for you, your family, and your friends. Wild Dunes is an painless going, casual mood. A place for you to make memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you want to savor a bicycle ride through the resort, listen to the live music by the beach, or take a swing on the award winning golf courses; your options are never-ending.
If you'd prefer the outdoors, just down the road is the locally-famed Isle of Palms County Park, which includes boardwalks, a picnic area, sand volleyball, children's play area, snack bar, and more! You’re also just 17.5 miles from historic downtown Charleston where you can experience both rich history and some of the country’s choice cuisine!
***PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, COMMUNITY POOL ACCESS IS RESTRICTED AND LIMITED. POOL USE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED FOR YOUR STAY IN 2020. While many pools have opened, each community HOA has enacted their own specific individual policies and regulations to keep you safe. These policy changes continue remain frequent. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you and your visitors.***
Money Saving Strategies
- Many management companies and vacation homes provide Isle of Palms area printed travel books which include deals, either offered independently by merchants, or through a relationship between the property management company and the local itself. These guides provide a good start to your rental search.
- Willing to change your dates? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of peak pricing.
- Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Military may qualify for special discounts. Make sure to ask property management company to see if your travelling gang is eligible for a discount.
- Some rental homes are essentially designed to serve specific customers, whether it is downtown units with weekly pier passes, city-center condos with walkable access to night life or waterfront homes that feature their own boat launching areas. If there's a specific Isle of Palms atteaction you simply love, search for rentals that cater especially to your needs.
- Think about getting trip insurance with your lease agreement. Trip insurance, which generally costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the base rental cost, offers buyers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any days missed a result of health emergencies or weather, and additionally ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, like an unforeseen hotel room stay or additional fuel.
The Rental Process
Some people are surprised to discover how many rental homes are located in Isle of Palms. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of international research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.
The vast majority of vacation homes in Isle of Palms are privately operated and many are represented by well-known local rental management companies. Vacation home management companies leverage scale, systems and practical experience to provide painless operational administration on behalf of the property owner..
Below are some tips and methods to help you understand the rental search and reservation process.
How to find and reserve a great vacation home:
Before you decide to book ""A Whale of a Time" ~ Located in Wild Dunes ~Guest Favorite ~ Community Pool", go through our short list of considerations.
The Sooner You Begin, The Better The Choices
Isle of Palms vacation homes start booking early. To guarantee the most desirable selection of vacation homes, we advise searching and reserving your Isle of Palms vacation home Six-Twelve months in advance, whenever possible. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and book your rental..
Pick a Town and Date
Agreement can be difficult among loved ones, but as soon as this challenging part is finished everything will start to drop in place.
How Many Bedrooms?
How many family members are planning to share your vacation? Consider that many properties advertise maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the home's living room. It is important to figure out what is suitable for your family. Most rental listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
Decide on Your Budget
Many rental homes are presented with a cost range. Determine the price for your preferred stay. It could be at the top end of the range. Be sure to get cost-sharing commitments from travel companions before reserving a costly rental home. Most rental documents call for a single individual to be in charge of the full reservation.
Let's Talk Amenities
What home features is your group trying to find? Is a screened-in deck a necessity? Are you more interested in wildlife or amusements? Are bed linens offered with the rental, or will you need to bring your own? Create a list of priority features to facilitate narrow your search.
Do a few members of your party have specialized needs? If wheel chair entry, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is needed, factor that into your search. Nearly all property listings will include a list of amenities.
Your Puppy Needs a Holiday, Too
Do not forget to include your companion! Even though a number of rentals allow furry friends, rules and charges vary per rental. Many constraints may possibly eliminate a prospective rental. Examine your contract carefully! Additional fees or deposits may be applied to your contract. If in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
It Is Time to Search
. In combination with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Isle of Palms local rental homes" for local rental management companies. Besides having exclusive rental properties, local agencies offer you top-notch service..
Negotiate the Price
When you've located the rentalhome of your dreams, double check to make sure your trip dates are available.
Some rental home owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If they are hesitant to budge on a highly-desirable week, try asking for an extra night. Negotiating rates is most effective during the off-peak season when many rentals sit empty.
Read the Total Contract
Discover which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- Power bills
- Phone service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking Space
Get a total that includes taxes, animal and other additional fees.
Be sure to are familiar with the cancellation policy prior to booking. You will probably be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance shields the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It provides comfort should tragedy strike.
Book your Rental Home
As soon as you believe you've found "the one", start the reservation process. Remember that most rental agreements will require a considerable rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the rental home owner.
Where to Get Help
Put the rental manager's contact information into your smartphone and wallet for convenient access to answers during your visit.
Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!
During your Stay
- Take pictures at your arrival. Take notes of any damage when you arrive. We also recommend promptly phoning the property manager with a report of any damage, together with your request for any critical fixes. If there is a dispute about legal responsibility later, having the recorded problems and communication attempts will probably be very helpful.
- Should there be any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, condo access, swimming pool functions, etc... we advise you ask the property manager immediately. A brief phone call prevents many complications.
- Remember to be a good neighbor. More often than not, nearby properties are lived in by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking restrictions can make a vacation a lot more enjoyable.
- Ask a local. Local people can frequently point you in the right direction.
- Make sure to protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental home locked up when you are away, just like you would in your own home.
- Double-check each room of the rental to make certain you've packed all belongings.
- Once everything is out, begin a walk-through of the rental home to make certain no property damage occurred during your stay. If at all possible, do this walk-out inspection with the property manager present. If the property owner is not available, make sure you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How was your trip? Nearly all rental web sites ask for feedback after your stay is complete. Owners and property managers will thank you for favorable critiques. If anything was wrong and they didn't correct it in a reasonable manner, or if the rental home was not as described, you will want to make it a point as part of your critique.
Learn and Improve
Hold a meeting with your family. Does everyone want to return next year? Maybe everything ended up being wonderful and you're ready to reserve the same rental home for next year. Maybe the rental home was not ideal, and you will better know how to perfect your search for the next time.