- 1 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Communal Pool
- Deadbolt Lock
- Dining Area
- Dishes & Utensils
- Emergency Exit Route
- Exterior Lighting
- Fire Extinguisher
- Fire Station Contact
- Hair Dryer
- Hospital Contact
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Police Contact
- Smoke Detector
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Water Sports Gear
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
About this PropertyThe "Bird's Eye View" from this condo is not like any other in our complex! Sit on the private porch outdoor your door and watch the pool, the passersby on Pavilion Drive on their way to the beach, the cars driving along Sea Blvd....all while listening to the music that might be playing at Coconut Joe's or the laughter of children having fun in the pool. It is a favorite of families who want to keep an eye on things but also of couples, friends, or singles who just want to bask in the beach's balmy winds.
This condo has two entrances - one with the porch (by way of the steps on the other side of the building) and the other with a set of stairs by the pool area that has a landing and entry area. The entryway is used by housekeeping so you may want to keep your door closed - it is not meant for guest storage but you may leave your shoes and beach gear in this area.
When you take the entrance by the pool, you walk into the dazzling cheery condo and the bathroom is right there on the left. PERFECT for coming in from the pool or the beach to use facilities without walking through the whole condo. Step down to the open living and dining area that is flooded with natural light from the 5 windows in the room.
The kitchen reminds me of a European style - compact but not too tight, and great use of space. It is actually elevated 3 steps - a throwback from the original building design from "way back" when the original footprint of the building was not only elsewhere on the island, it was much smaller than it is today. (There is history here....we'll be thrilled to tell you about it during your stay!) The kitchen has everything visitors need to prepare meals - oven, stove, pots, pans, dish- and drink-ware, etc. Coffee maker, toaster, and various accessories such as trays are also here for visitors to use. There is no dishwasher but we give plenty of towels so you can wash your own. Or better yet....eat out....
The living space has a new queen couch-bed and a TV with cable. There is a dining table right beside the window so whoever is working a crossword puzzle can also keep an eye on the teens by the pool. Pull the table out for more space around it - add additional seats that can be found in the bedroom closet.
The bedroom has a queen bed and TV. There is closet space for guest belongings.
One thing to note (again) is the location of the bathroom. It is not attached to the bedroom. This is a consideration in terms of access when visitors will be using the couch bed. Guests in the bedroom need not be disturbed by those passing through to use the facilities. And, showering at any time need not be a disturbance to others in the condo.
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.)
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 delighted to accommodate you.
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.
** IMPORTANT NOTICE ** If you rent your stay though an online renting system such as vrbo or homeaway 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 included otherwise.
Money Saving Rental Tips
- Find the tourism bureau where you want to visit. Most official tourism bureaus will send promotional travel guides with savings for rental properties, dining and activities. These guides may provide a great start to your vacation rental search.
- Are you able to adjust your dates? Off-peak times offer considerable deals.
- Many management companies and owners offer price reductions for active and veteran men and women of the Armed forces, or returning guests to the same rental home. Be sure to confirm with property manager to see if your travelling gang qualifies for a discounted price.
- Is there a specific activity you are most anticipating ? Make sure to prioritize your proximity to the outdoor activities and tours you are most interested in.
- Consider purchasing trip insurance with your leasing agreement. Trip insurance, which generally will cost you somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic term cost, offers visitors reimbursement of their rental expenses for any days missed a result of personal health-related emergencies or hurricanes, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unforeseen hotel stay or additional gas. Trip insurance might just be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .
General Rental property Advice
Newcomers are oftentimes shocked at the number and variety of short term rental properties available in the Charleston area area. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rental properties available makes it possible to find an perfect retreat to accommodate their Charleston area group, from low-noise condominiums to grand event homes with several bedrooms.
Vacation rentals are usually owner operated or managed by rental management companies. Property management companies are well-liked by owners because they manage the marketing and operations..
We have assembled a short guide to help you get the most out of your vacation property experience.
Where to find and reserve the perfect vacation rental:
Do you think ""Bird's Eye View" #203 1Br/1Ba, Porch overlooking the pool, dog friendly!" is the best rental for your upcoming family vacation? Look over this guide to ensure it fits all of your preferences.
The Earlier You Begin, The Better The Choices
Charleston area vacation rentals start booking early. Booking your rental 6-12 months in advance is highly recommended, whenever possible. A lot of households decide to start their search over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve gatherings.
Find your Area and Identify Dates
Sometimes, the toughest portion of preparing for your trip is deciding on where to go, and when. Once the big decisions are tackled, everything else will be simplier and easier.
Bedrooms and Bed Sizes Matter
Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Remember that most rental homes advertise maximum guest capacity, which oftentimes includes sofa beds in the living room. You'll need to determine what is most appropriate for the family. Generally rental listings will summarize each of the unit's specific bedrooms and beds.
Exactly What Are You Willing to Spend?
Many vacation homes are presented with a price range. Determine the cost for your selected stay. It could be at the top end of the range. If multiple groups or family members are sharing the cost, make certain each person understands their responsibility and has approved a maximum they are prepared to chip in. 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 searching for? Is a pool reallynecessary?Do you want a rental home with outside kitchen? Does the unit need to be beach front, in the downtown area, or close to restaurants? Are mattress sheets included with the rental, or do you need to bring your own? Create a list of priority amenities to guide filter your search.
Elderly guests will appreciate you for not renting a stairs-access-only condo on the 3rd floor. Ensure that you remember and ask about wheelchair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment requirements..
Don't forget to include your companion! Animal friends are welcome at a number of rental properties, but guidelines can vary. A number of constraints might eliminate a prospective vacation property. Don't forget to study descriptions and contracts carefully. Extra fees or deposits may be applied to your agreement.
It Is Time to Search
. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Charleston area local vacation homes" for local vacation rental management companies. Local agencies often have an exclusive assortment of vacation rentals daily and weekly.
Re-read the description to be sure the property has everything required. If something is missing, the rental management company may know of very similar homes that better suit your style and budget..
Some rental owners will negotiate prices, and some won't. If they are hesitant to budge on a peak-season trip, try asking for an extra night. This is more effective throughout the off-season when many rentals sit empty.
Read the Agreement
Learn which of the following is included in your quoted rate:
- WIFI Access
- Telephone service
- Pool Heating
- Pay Per View Movies
- Cleaning services and housekeeping
- Trash Pickup (and which day?)
- Maintenance (get a phone number)
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking requirements
Be sure that your price includes all state taxes and fees.
Cancelling your Rental Home
Cancellation policies vary with each vacation rental. Many rental property contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance defends the renter against emergency situations and weather events, It provides peace of mind should catastrophe strike.
Complete the Reservation
When everything looks correct, it's finally time for you to sign a rental agreement. You'll likely need to submit a security deposit at time of reservation.
Get Contact Info
Put the property manager's contact information into your phone and wallet for convenient access to answers during your stay.
Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your vacation!
During your Stay
- Take notes of any problems right after you arrive. If you find problems, or if fixes are required get in touch with the rental manager immediately.
- Ask questions. You might need guidance for a gas fireplace, Television set or hot tub. Get in touch with your rental manager. They are there to assist. A brief phone call eliminates many headaches.
- Please be considerate of the community. Residents often live within earshot. 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. Natives are a terrific source of tips. Who better to ask where to get the best nachos, have a great night out, or the best spots for night life?
- Don't forget to protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental home locked up when you are away, just like you would in your own home.
When its Time to Leave
- Double-check each space of the vacation property to ensure that you've packed all personal belongings.
- Please make sure to walk through the rental one last time and check for damages. We suggest walking through with the property manager whenever possible (this isn't always the case).. If the property owner is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you have an enjoyable time? Many rental management companies and vacation rental websites make it easy for customers to give feedback. If the vacation rental and/or property manager was terrific, they will appreciate your compliments. If something went wrong, we recommend being understanding but completely honest with regards to rental experience. The best owners and managers will work hard to fix the situation.
Learn from your Stay
Hold a debrief with the people in your group. Does everybody want to re-book next year? Hopefully this guide steered you to a terrific rental home. Maybe the rental property wasn't quite right, and you will better know how to filter your search for the next trip.