• 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
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General Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Basic Soaps
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Blender
  • Boat
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Family
  • Fire
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • First Aid Kit
  • Games
  • Golf
  • Grill
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Historic
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Medical
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Police
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Private Pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Stereo
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Tennis
  • Toaster
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Wireless Internet

About this Property

Tucked away on a peaceful street under excellent live oaks, this Isle of Palms gem ‘Firefly’ is a brief walk or golf cart ride to the beach, marina, Wild Dunes Golf Club and other Isle of Palms attractions as well as only a 25 min. drive from historic downtown Charleston. This superb 2550 sq. ft. home, thoroughly renovated in 2013, includes a total of 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, two of which are en-suite.

Through the front door you enter into a big living area with vaulted ceilings and light pouring in from the many windows and French doors. The living room is open to the kitchen and dining area to create an just right central gathering area. The kitchen includes a massive stone island with gas range, prep sink, counter seating and a pantry supplied with comforts. The adjoining dining area includes a sizable table with seating for 8. The living area also agreeably seats 8 with a 60-inch HD T.V. with cable tv central for viewing.

The back doors of the living space open up to a saltwater pool surrounded by a huge outdoor space area ideal for sunbathing, barbecuing and dining al fresco. There is also direct access to the pool outdoor space from the master suite.

A 6-seat golf cart is supplied for our visitors use - the most fun way to get around town! Beach towels and chairs are included as well as other basic luxuries. With multiple eateries, a Harris Teeter grocery store and other stores close by, Firefly is the ideal choice for your Isle of Palms hideaway!

***7 nighttime minimum units from Saturday-Saturday May-August with exception over July 4th week (8 nighttime minimum rental from June 27-July 5th and 6 nighttime minimum from July 5th-July 11th)***

Money-saving Tips

  • Many rental managers and vacation rental properties supply Charleston area area printed travel magazines that feature money-saving coupons, either offered independently by merchants, or by way of a partnership between the property management company and the local vendor itself. Look for these magazines and discount books, because this allows vacationers to take advantage of those wonderful activities at a often significantly discounted.
  • Able to modify your travel dates? Off-season rates are usually a fraction of maximum fees.
  • Active Duty and veterans of the U.S. Military may be able to get promotions. Be sure to check with property owner to see if your vacationing gang qualifies for a discount.
  • Some properties are particularly designed for particular types of visitors. Large event homes are great for weddings, wedding parties and corporate escapes. Some rentals cater to wildlife enthusiasts. Other properties are positioned close to night life. You'll get the most value from a home which most directly matches your ideal vacation setting, even if it costs a tad bit more.
  • Property management companies and individual property owners commonly offer customers an opportunity to buy trip insurance protection. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you between 1% - 5% of the base rental price, offers guests reimbursement of their trip expenses for any missed due to personal medical related emergencies or storms, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unforeseen motel stay or extra gas. Trip insurance can be a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .

General Vacation Rental Information

First-timers are sometimes shocked at the range and wide range of short-term rentals available in the Charleston area area. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of online research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.

Rentals are frequently owner operated or managed by rental management companies. For owners not directly engaged in the management of their vacation home, management companies are instrumental in assisting travellers with making reservations, checking-in, cleaning, as well as routine maintenance issues that may arise.

Seasoned Charleston area vacationers have figured out several tips and tricks over the years when it comes to renting rentals, however many newcomers will be delighted to realize that many of these "tricks" are in plain sight, if you understand where they should search.

Searching for and reserving the right vacation property:

Do you think "Sunny 5BR w/ Saltwater Pool & 6-Seat Golf Cart Close to Beach" is the perfect vacation property for your next vacation? Look over this check list to ensure it fits your preferences.

The Sooner, The Better

Charleston area rental homes book months (and up to a year) in advance. To ensure the very best choice of rental homes, we recommend searching and reserving your Charleston area rental home Six-12 months before your travel dates, whenever possible. A lot of visitors prefer to start their search during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holiday gatherings.

Choose a Village and Time

Sometimes, the hardest part of planning your vacation is deciding where to go, and when. As soon as the big decisions are hammered out, the rest is much easier.

Choosing an Adequately-Sized Rental

How many relatives are joining your trip? Be aware that most properties list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living room. It is important to figure out what is acceptable for the group. Most rental listings will outline each of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.

Decide on Your Budget

Most vacation homes are marketed with a cost range. Confirm the cost for your chosen stay. It may be at the top end of the range. Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from family and friends well before reserving a costly rental home. Most rental documents call for a single person to be responsible for the entire reservation.

Rental Home Amenities

What home features is the group searching for? Do you just want a vacation home with a swimming pool, spa or beach volleyball court? Are you more interested in a natural landscape or nightlife? Are bedsheets offered with the rental, or do you need to bring your own? Gather a list of "needs and wishes" from your party to help filter your search to the most appropriate home.

Accessibility and Special Things to consider

Do members of your group have specific needs? Make sure that you remember and ask about wheel chair accessibility, pool lifts and special equipment requirements..

Go ahead and Take the Dog

Remember to include your furry family members. Pet guidelines are different at each rental. Read descriptions carefully. A number of limitations might dismiss a prospective rental home. Be sure to read descriptions and contracts carefully. Additional fees or deposits may be applied to your agreement.

Where to Search

. In addition to Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we advise searching Google for "Charleston area local rental homes" for local rental home management companies. Local companies will often have a unique selection of rental properties daily and weekly.

Negotiate

When you have identified your dream rental, make sure your vacation dates are available.

Some rental home owners will negotiate prices, and some will not. If they are unwilling to budge on a highly-desirable week, try getting an additional night. Your easiest prospects for a lower rate is switching to a less desirable week.

Study the Entire Contract

Read the whole agreement and make certain you fully understand who is liable for:

  • Utility bills
  • Internet
  • Long Distance Phone Service
  • Pool and hot tub heating
  • Cable and pay-per-view TV
  • Cleaning Fees
  • Trash collection
  • Maintenance policies
  • Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
  • Parking requirements

Get a total that incorporates taxes, animal and other extra fees.

Cancelling your Rental Home

Cancellation policies are different for each rental. Many rental home contracts include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which commonly costs between 1% - 5% of the standard vacation rental rate, provides guests with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental costs) for any nights missed a result of personal health care emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unexpected motel stay or extra gas.

Reserve It

As soon as you think you've identified "the one", begin the reservation process. Remember that most rental contracts require a significant rental deposit and/or security deposit to cover the rental owner.

Where to Get Help

Put the rental manager's contact information into your smart phone and wallet for quick access to answers during your visit.

Congrats on booking your rental home! You're on the way to a fantastic vacation!

During your Stay

  • Take pictures on your arrival. Take notes of any damages as soon as you arrive. We also advise promptly phoning the rental home manager with a report of any wear and tear, together with your request for any fixes. If there is a difference of opinion about legal responsibility later, having the documented problems and contact attempts should be incredibly helpful.
  • When there is any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the house, condo access, pool operation, etc... we suggest you ask the property manager immediately. A phone call can save several hours of difficulty.
  • Remember to be a good neighbor. . Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking restrictions can make a vacation much more relaxing.
  • Ask a local. Local people may point you in the right direction.
  • Enjoy your stay! Make sure you protect the rental owner (and your things!) by keeping the vacation home locked up when you are away, exactly like you would at home.

Check Out Time

  • Double-check each space of the rental home to assure you've gathered all belongings.
  • Once your things are all out, do a walk-through of the rental to be certain no damage occurred during your remain. We suggest walking through with the property manager wherever possible (often this isn't possible).. If the property owner is not available, remember to take photos of the property to record its condition.
  • How would you feel about your choice? Most property management companies and rental home sites allow customers to give comments. If the rental home and/or property manager was outstanding, they will likely appreciate your recommendations. If anything went wrong, we recommend being understanding but honest in regards to your experience. Top property owners and managers will try very hard to correct the situation.

Iterate

Does everyone want to go back? We hope this guide steered you to a fantastic rental unit. Otherwise, you have gained valuable rental search experience to help with the next search.

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