- 4 Bedrooms
- 3.5 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Coffee Maker
- Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
- Deck / Patio
- Dining Area
- Dining Room
- Dishes & Utensils
- Emergency Exit Route
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Game Room
- Iron & Board
- Lawn / Garden
- Living Room
- Non Smoking Only
- Outdoor Lighting
- Pets Not Allowed
- Smoke Detectors
About this PropertyIn the NO WAKE ZONE on the InterCoastal Waterway! Out front is our boat dock. AND, out back is Grey Bay, where you can wade in the high tide, splash, fish, or float! When the timely tide recedes, walk, run, and play on the private beach behind Goat Island. The tide changes every six hours+/- !!! The Smoak House includes SUNRISES out front! - SUNSETS out back! Charming southern porches overlook a wide sizable and playful front yard on the Intercoastal Waterway. The back yard is wide and playful, too. A brief path leads to Grey Bay where the beaches do what beaches do--- for us to relish!
You will NEED a BOAT to get here! Dock your boat right out front of your holiday home! ...OR, shuttle service is available by the Owner/ Caretaker, Wilson. A round trip daily is COMPLIMENTARY to our Guest at the Smoak House on Goat Island. You will need arrange parking at the Isle of Palms Marina upon your arrival.
Play in the tide! Fish here, there & everywhere! Observe Nature! Sunbath on the dock, on the beach, on the Upper Deck or wherever! Walk trails (this precious little island is only 2 1/2 miles long. You can't get lost)! Do crafts. Meditate. Dream. Heal your soul. Appreciate, Laugh, Dance all day and all nighttime (but, not too loudly, please......)
The Smoak House is entirely supplied for your holiday getaway. Outdoor Grille- Outdoor fryer-Outdoor tables are available for your use. Covered area. too!
4 bedrooms+ the Studio with beds / 2 1/2 baths / 2,200 SQFT . Wide voluminous Southern front porch with a porch swing and multiple rockers!- the Upper Room Cupola is supplied with a TV and has a daybed and, also includes a outdoor space with lounge chairs for sunbathing by day and STARGAZING by nighttime!- A Studio Hall, on the second level, has another Trundle Daybed and hobby/craft table for those fallen Palmetto palm fronds you will find!-- A mini office is on the main level. The powder room is on the main level. There is a game table in the Great Room... and, 55+" TV. The dining table sits 10. There's plenty of setting in the Great Room with 2 couches, a peaceful reading chair with ottoman, 2 adore seats, a long bench , 2 double benches and more.
The Kitchen is wide open and completely supplied with microwave, toaster oven, a peaceful Bosch dishwasher and a generous side-by-side refrigerator. There is a enormous pantry! For your use, there is a blender, crock pot, huge steamer pot, even a sizable dish for those Low Country Shrimp Boils we call Frogmore Stew! If you need instructions, we will show you!
Our precious tiny island is 2 1/2 miles long and about 200 to 1000+ feet from the Intercoastal Waterway to Grey Bay. The bay side is in a Nature Conservatory, with indigenous plants of majestic Live Oaks draped with Spanish Moss, ageless Palmetto Palms, Berried Yaupon, Wax Myrtle, Mulberry, wild grape, some cattails, plants that I've never seen.....and so much more!
Come with your camera!
Money Saving Rental Tips
- Find the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Most established tourism bureaus supply tourism guide books with deals for vacation rentals, dining and tours. Keep an eye out for these magazines and promotional books, as this allows vacationers to discover the same great attractions with a often considerable discounted.
- Flexible about when you can visit? The off-peak shoulder seasons frequently offer terrific rates on rentals.
- Plenty of management companies and owners offer discount rates for active and veteran men and women of the US Armed forces, or repeat travelers of the same rental. Make sure to confirm with property manager to see if your travelling gang is eligible for a price reduction.
- Is there a certain activity you are most anticipating during your stay? You will definitely get the most value from a home which most directly matches your ideal vacation setting, regardless if it costs a bit extra.
- Give thought to obtaining trip insurance with your rental contract. Trip insurance, which generally costs somewhere between 1% - 5% of the basic rental cost, provides travellers reimbursement of their rental costs for any missed resulting from health-related emergencies or storms, and additionally ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, such as an unplanned hotel room stay or additional gasoline.
How to Book a Rental Home
Newcomers are often surprised at the number and selection of short term rental properties available in the Charleston area area. Vacation home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of global research sites like Tripadvisor and VRBO.
Vacation homes 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've constructed a short guide to assist you in getting most from your vacation rental experience.
How to find and reserve the perfect rental home:
Do you believe "Intercoastal*BayBeach Home on Private Goat Island at Charleston SC*SMOAK HOUSE" is the best vacation property for your next family vacation? Look over this guide to make sure it fits your needs.
The Earlier You Start, The Better The Choices
Charleston area rental properties start booking very early. To get the best selection, begin your planning and search 6-12 months before your trip. Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years are excellent times to plan and reserve your rental home..
Choose a Village and Time
Start by figuring out which specific area of Charleston area you'd like to visit, and the determine dates you'll be vacationing.
How Much Rental home Do You Need?
Take a head count. How many beds and bedrooms will you need? Remember that that a lot of rentals list maximum guest capacity, which usually includes sofa beds in the living area. It is important to determine what is acceptable for your group. Precise descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically accessible online. Otherwise, speak to the property owner before you reserve the home.
Stay on a Budget
Will your chosen vacation property fit your budget during that choice Summer week? Be sure to get cost-sharing commitments from travel companions well before reserving an expensive rental. Most rental documents require a single person to be liable for the entire reservation.
Vacation home Amenities
What home features is the family searching for? Is a screened deck a requirement? Would you like to be away from it all, or near civilization? Are bedsheets included with the rental contract, or do you need to bring your own? Make a list of prioritized "needs and desires" from your party to help filter your search to the most suitable home.
Accessibility and Special Concerns
Commonly the elder generation has challenges with stairways. If wheel chair access, elevators, pool lifts or other special devices are necessary, factor that into your search. The majority of vacation home postings will include a list of amenities.
Your Puppy Deserves a Vacation, Too
Don't forget to include your best friend! Animals are welcome at a number of vacation rentals, but policies can vary. A number of restrictions could eliminate a potential rental. Study your agreement thoroughly! Additional fees or deposits may be applied to your contract. Ask questions *well before* you book!
Searching the Internet
After the area, dates and guests are decided, search multiple sources to get the best rental home selection. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we recommend searching Google for "Charleston area local rentals" for local vacation rental management companies. Local companies generally have an exclusive selection of rental homes daily and weekly.
Re-read the description to make sure the home has everything that you need. If something is missing, the rental management company might know of similar homes that suit your style and budget..
Some rental home owners will negotiate rates, and some will not. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights may be. Off-peak weeks are likely to be negotiable more often than peak-season..
Study the Entire Contract
Read the full contract and be sure you are aware who is liable for:
- Power bills
- Long Distance Phone Service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Cleaning Service
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking Fees
Make sure your quoted fee includes all taxes and fees.
Cancelling your Rental
Cancellation policies are different with each property. Many rental home agreements include an option for trip insurance. Trip insurance, which frequently costs ranges from 1% - 5% of the standard vacation rental rate, provides vacationers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental property costs) for any nights missed as a result of personal health-related emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unanticipated hotel stay or additional gas.
Reserve your Rental Home
After you feel you've identified "the one", start the reservation process. Remember that most rental agreements require a significant rental down payment and/or security deposit to cover the rental owner.
Keep Your Property Manager's Info
Make sure that you get the manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We recommend storing the contact's information in your phone and wallet.
Good luck on reserving your vacation rental! You're on the right path to a fabulous vacation!
During your Stay
- Photograph on your arrival. Record the overall condition of the rental unit right away. If you find problems, or if fixes are required call the property manager immediately.
- When there's any ambiguity about vehicle parking, policies of the house, condo access, swimming pool operations, etc... we recommend you ask the rental home manager promptly. A brief phone call avoids many hassles.
- Please be considerate of the local community. Often, neighboring homes are lived in by permanent residents. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking rules can make a visit a little more relaxing.
- Ask a local. Local residences can often point you in the right direction. Who better to ask where to get the best pizza, have a great night out, or the best areas for night life?
- Make sure you protect the property owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental locked up when you are away, exactly like you would at home.
When its Time to Leave
- Clean up a lttle bit. Even if you're paying a cleaning fee, The vacation rental needs to be in sound condition. Kitchen sinks filled with dishes, substantial sand on the floors and sticky messes should really be dealt with before you leave.
- Make a point to walk through the rental home one last time and check for property damage. We recommend walking through with the rental manager whenever you can (often this isn't possible).. If the property owner is not available, make sure that you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you have a blast? Many rental management companies and rental home sites make it easy for renters to give feedback. If the property and/or property manager was top-notch, they will appreciate your compliments. If something went wrong and they didn't fix it in a acceptable manner, or when the rental was not as described, you'll want to make it a point in your review.
Learn and Improve
Did everyone have a good time? Maybe everything turned out to be ideal and you are happy to reserve the rental home for your next vacation. If not, you have acquired valuable experience to aid with another search.
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