- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Coffee Maker
- Communal Pool
- Deadbolt Lock
- Dining Area
- Dishes & Utensils
- DVD Player
- Exterior Lighting
- Fire Extinguisher
- Fire Station Contact
- First Aid Kit
- Hair Dryer
- Hospital Contact
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Pantry Items
- Police Contact
- Smoke Detector
- Towels Provided
- Water Sports Gear
About this PropertyIf location is the most important thing to you, this modest complex of individually owned condominiums is the ideal spot. This 2 bedroom 1 bath condo is simple, charmingly adorned, and has all your family needs for a great stay at the beach. This upstairs condo, #202 at the Sea Inn, is just steps from the pool and parking and has big windows to let in tons of natural light. It faces southwest so our pretty lowcountry sunsets pour right through the window. There isn't a beach view but if you look sideways out the bedroom windows you can see a smidgen of the view in front. No sleeping in for the teenagers though - each of the bedrooms also has a big brilliant window to let you know when it's time to start the day. With their tall ceilings and radiant natural light the bedrooms feel much bigger than they are. The bedrooms are modest but they are big enough for a comfortable bed and good nighttime's sleep. (You know you won't be in there much anyway.) The full kitchen is outfitted with dishware, glassware, pots and pans and baking dishes. With all the marvelous cuisine on the island, in Charleston and in the surrounding areas, you might never need to prepare much but it's handy to have what you need for simple breakfasts and smooth meals.
On the Sea Inn unit you will find a pool and two grille areas for use by owners and visitors, fee parking, and shared laundry facilities just steps away. (You will need quarters - we'll remind you of that before you get here.)
Speaking of cuisine, the eateries on the Island are trendy among tourists and locals alike. All within a 3-block radius, the Isle of Palms work area has eateries and stores, moped rental, spa, and even a computer repair shop. This complex sits smack dab in the middle of all of it! A little further away, but still walking distance, is the grocery store, a "red dot" ABC store (that's southern speak for Liquor Store) a vet clinic, a dentist, and more.
None of our eateries on the IOP close for the winter but it's definitely busier here in the Summer when the bar and live music scene is going on strong with nightly music playing. If you plan ahead you might be able to get some tickets to a show at the Windjammer, an Isle of Palms venue that has a shorefront bar/food by day and bar/music by nighttime. Coconut Joe's, The Dinghy, The Refuge all have music as well.
Waterview Unit Management, LLC manages this holiday rental. This may be described by the website as a new listing, depending on the renting site used. We assure you - The Sea Inn is a tried and true, well adored unit! There are reviews "out there" even if not on this site. Just search the name.
Some of our units have "minimum nights mandatory" to make a reservation on weekends, holidays, and during the summer season. To check availability for a shorter stay, please send a message / inquiry. If it's possible, we'd be pleased to accommodate you.
** IMPORTANT ** If you rent your stay though an online renting system such as Vrbo, Homeaway or AirBnb please be aware that much of our important communication - confirmation, arrival information, parking passes, pet policies, etc - come from our internal system at Waterview Unit Management, LLC. Please be on the lookout! You may be asked to give an e-mail address.
An e-signed contract with Waterview Unit Management, LLC is mandatory to finalize your reservation. Arrival information will not be supplied without it.
Money Saving Rental Tips
- Search for the official tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many official tourism bureaus will send you printed guide books with special deals for rental homes, dining and tours. Keep an eye out for these catalogs and coupon books, because this allows travelers to take advantage of the very same wonderful activities at a sometimes substantial discounted.
- Just want to avoid the crowds of people? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of top pricing.
- Are you a armed forces veteran? Some management companies provide special discounts to veterans and active-duty forces. Make sure to ask property owner to see if your vacationing group qualifies for a markdown.
- Some rental homes are basically catered to particular visitors, whether it's downtown units with fishing pier passes, city-center homes with close access to night life or waterfront homes that have their own kiteboarding launching areas. Be sure to prioritize your proximity to the outdoor activities and attractions you are most interested in.
- Vacation rental companies and individual property owners typically offer guests an opportunity to purchase trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually add anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base term rate, provides buyers reimbursement of their travel costs for any days missed as a result of personal medical emergencies or hurricanes, as well as ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unanticipated hotel stay or extra gasoline.
The Rental Process
You may be pleasantly surprised to learn just how many rentals are available at your destination. With such a wide selection, guests are sure to find a property that meets their wishes and price range.
Rentals are usually owner operated or managed by property management companies. Property owners frequently select management companies to manage online advertising, cleaning and routine maintenance.
We have put together a brief guide to assist you in getting most from your rental property experience.
How to find and reserve the perfect vacation rental:
Before you book ""Top O' the Stairs" 2Br/1Ba, Dogs welcome. NEWLY REMODELED", read through our short collection of things to consider.
Start Your Search Early
Isle of Palms rentals are reserved several months (and up to a year) in advance. Reserving your rental 6-12 months in advance is usually recommended, when possible. Holiday reunions can be a great time for families to plan their Summer vacations..
Decide on a Village and Time
Begin by deciding which particular area of Isle of Palms you prefer to visit, and the approximate dates you'll be vacationing.
Selecting an Correctly-Sized Rental property
Determine who is going, and how many/what sort of bedroom arrangement you should have. Remember that many rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the living room. It is important to figure out what is suitable for your family. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are usually accessible on the internet. Otherwise, contact the property manager before you reserve the home.
What Are You Prepared to Shell out?
Most rental properties are marketed with a cost range. Determine the cost for your selected week. It may be at the top end of the range. If multiple groups or loved ones are sharing the cost, make certain everybody knows their responsibility and has agreed to a maximum they are willing to pay. Most rental documents call for a single person to be liable for the entire reservation.
Its All About Amenities
What amenities is the group looking for? Do you just desire a rental home with a pool, spa or beach volleyball court? Are you more enthusiastic about a natural landscape or night life? Does the rental have bikes and body boards available as part of your stay? Gather a list of prioritized "necessities and wants" from your party to help narrow your search to the perfect rental.
Grandpa and Grandma will appreciate you for not renting a stairs-access-only condo on the Third floor. Be sure to remember and ask about wheelchair accessibility, pool lifts and specialized equipment requirements..
What About Furry Family Members?
Make sure you include your companion! Pet guidelines are different at each rental property. Read descriptions carefully. Many constraints may possibly eliminate a potential vacation property. Be sure you read agreements and contracts carefully. Fees may apply when pets are added.
Searching the Internet
. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Isle of Palms local vacation rentals" for local rental home management companies. In addition to offering exceptional properties, local agencies provide top-notch service..
Negotiate the Price
When you've located the rentalhome of your dreams, check to confirm your trip dates are available.
Some rental home owners will negotiate rates, and some won't. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. Negotiating rates is most effective through the off-season when many rental homes sit vacant.
Read Through The Agreement
Read through the full contract and be sure you understand who is responsible for:
- Electric bills
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking requirements
In addition to the regular fee, travelers have to pay local taxes when booking ""Top O' the Stairs" 2Br/1Ba, Dogs welcome. NEWLY REMODELED", in addition to various other additional fees which may be required based upon their situation, including a pet fee, earlier check-in or later check-out fee, or a pool heating fee for private swimming pool usage during the fall or spring months.
Cancellation policies vary with each property. Many rental home contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance guards the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It provides relief should catastrophe strike.
As soon as you think you've found "the one", begin the reservation process. Bear in mind that most rental contracts will require a significant rental deposit and/or security deposit to protect the vacation home owner.
Keep Your Contact's Info
Make sure you get the manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your rental. We suggest saving the contact's information in your cell phone and wallet.
Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your visit!
During your Stay
- Take notes of any problems immediately after you arrive. If you discover damages, or if fixes are required contact the property manager straight away.
- Ask questions. If there is any ambiguity about parking, rules of the property, house access, swimming pool functions, etc... we recommend you ask the rental home manager immediately. A quick phone call prevents many head aches.
- Make sure to be a good next-door neighbor. Frequently, adjacent residences are occupied by permanent residents. Remember the golden rule and treat others the same way you'd like to be treated by vacationers next to your primary residence.
- Ask a local. Local residences can frequently point you in the right direction.
- Enjoy your stay! Be sure to protect the owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the vacation rental secured while you are away, just like you would at home.
- Always make sure that you've packed everything. Check drawers, bath cabinets and wardrobes.
- Be sure to walk through the rental home one final time and look for damages. We recommend walking through with the property manager whenever possible (this isn't always the case).. If the property manager is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- How do you feel about your stay? Most vacation rental sites seek comments after your stay is complete. Owners and property managers will thank you for positive recommendations. If anything was wrong and they didn't fix it in a acceptable manner, or if the rental wasn't as described, you should note that in your feedback.
Did everyone have a blast? Ideally everything was perfect and you're happy to re-book the rental home for next season. If the rental wasn't quite right, and you'll better understand how to filter your search for the next vacation.