From the moment you step into this house, the bright and cheerful design will set the mood for your Wild Dunes vacation. This house on Edgewater alley has been lovingly decorated with family gatherings in mind. Custom window treatments throughout the house, along with all the other extra special touches will make it a favorite of all who visit. While we are not oceanfront, a four - five minute, one block walk puts you on a quiet section of our beautiful beach.
Let's start our tour of the house with our well appointed, fully furnished kitchen. With granite counter tops, hardwood floors, custom cabinets, and a breakfast area with seating for 6. Next enter our beautifully decorated, spacious living area with seating for a large group, w TV viewing, or hot competition at our game table. This room leads to a bright sunroom with a pull out sleeper sofa, two chairs, and a TV perfect for keeping the kids out from underfoot.
The nice size master bedroom has a king bed, complete with top of the line pillow-top mattress, down comforter, and luxurious bedding. This provides a quiet retreat from sand and surf. The attahced private bath has a combo soaker tub and shower. The second bedroom features two twin beds, complete with feather beds, down comforters, and luxury linens. This room shares a large bath (tub/shower combo) with our third and final bedroom, which has a queen size bed, also with feather bed, down comforter, and 350 thread count cotton sateen sheets. We cant forget to mention we always provide feather soft pillows (per pillows per person per bed)
We offer wifi for those that need it (just can't seem to unplug - but who can these days!) and also the Wild Dunes sportscard so that guest may enjoy all that the resort has to offer. We'll be happy to explain the sportscard when you inquire with us.
While this house has been professionally decorated, we took a very hands on approach with the designer integrating everything we would want in a beach house on our own family vacation. We hope you’ll feel the same about our Bright and Cheerful Wild Dunes Cottage. We have provided everything you could think of so that you could enjoy everything that this great resort has to offer.
We look forward to hearing from you!
While Beth Keetch handles all of the inquiries and bookings for this house, it is owned by 2 couples that are best friends - both living in Rutherfordton NC. Diane and Jim have long been coming to Wild Dunes - usually visiting Jim's family and spent many months looking for properties. They were looking for a 3 bedroom but wanted to be removed from the hussel and bustle of the main section of the resort. They were so particular about exactly what they wanted - Certainly part of Wild Dunes (so they and their guest could enjoy everything the resort had to offer) but at the same time, a smaller house in a residential section of the resort that was close to the beach. They were also very particular about the section of beach they wanted close access to - a touch more private (less crowded and less commercial) Once this house came on the market around 2004 they were eager to snatch it up. After a quick phone call to Mike and Linda (their close friends who were also looking for a house) the deal was sealed. Diane and Linda spent months and months hand picking everything that went into this house. While they did work with a designer - in truth, they did most of the work. It certainly paid off. While they are very responsive anytime any work needs to be done - it's not very often that it's reported by a renter. That's because Jim has lined up a particular person (separate and removed form anything Beth handles) to maintain this property on a monthly basis. Smart move. It's pretty rare that anything is ever reported by a renter.
|Zip Code: 29451|
|Nearest Airport||Charleston International||20 miles|
3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
master - 1 king with private master bath - deep soaker tub and shower
guestroom - 1 queen (shares a bath with guestroom 2 tub/shower combo)
guestroom - 2 twin/ single
sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper sofa
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$200 - $400||$1,200 - $2,600||-||2 Nights||-|
|winter 1 Nov 02 2019 - Nov 22 2019||$200||-||$1,200||-||2 Nights||-|
|Thanksgiving Nov 23 2019 - Nov 29 2019||-||-||$1,600||-||7 Nights||-|
|winter 2 Nov 30 2019 - Dec 20 2019||$200||-||$1,200||-||2 Nights||-|
|Holiday Dec 21 2019 - Jan 03 2020||$300||-||$1,600||-||4 Nights||-|
|cleaning fee||Required||$150||One time|
|pet fee||Optional / Seasonal||$200||One time|
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend staying here for a wedding we were invited to. Our granddaughter, husband and 3 children were there with us and the place was perfect for us. Each had there own rooms with comfy beds to sleep in. There was plenty of space for the two older children to play and it was close to the beach, although for November we didn't go. It was clean and well maintained, the carpet is showing wear in some places but clean and the filter in the fridge needed to be replaced. The only other thing I have negative to say is the information on checkout for laundry is different over washer and dryer than the information sent to you, that needs to be updated and made clear how many loads of laundry they expect the cleaning crew to wash as we did it in 2 loads but felt like it needed to be divided up into more loads due to bed sizes and the number of beds used. We would love to go back and stay for a week with family so that we could use the beach when it's warmer. We will see when we can make plans to return based upon availability.
Stayed November, 2018
House is comfortable and close to beach access. We did not use the amenities of the Wild Dunes area so I cannot comment on that.
I was disappointed that the yard appeared to not have had maintenance for a while and is overgrown. The only place to walk dogs is on someone else's property or common areas which were close by. The picture in the ad that shows the dogs is very deceptive. Nowhere on that property looks like that picture. Also some lighting outside at the front of the house would be nice when taking dogs out late at night.
With that being said, The house was as advertised we enjoyed our time there. The dogs were glad they got to stay with us.
Stayed October, 2018
Overall we had a great time and the home was fine for our needs. I hate to be critical but there were enough minor issues that added up to a 3-star review.
When I read some of the prior reviews I felt the reviewers were maybe being over critical. For example the reviewer who mentioned the smell in the garage... - I get it, this is a beach home and typical for that kind of space so I overlooked that. But I recall a reviewer mentioning the master bath toilet and have to agree - it moves when you sit on it! I was afraid it was going to leak.
My biggest issues were ones regarding safety:
-For example the guest bath has the hot and cold water in the shower BACKWARDS. BE CAREFUL!!!! There is no excuse for this.
-Also, one of the electrical outlets in the kitchen in the main area is loose! Again BE CAREFUL when connecting, disconnecting appliances or chargers.
-Note, the master bath tub is super high and may be difficult for some to get in.
The rest of my gripes are trivial but worthy of sharing:
-The dryer sounded like a train coming through the home, you cannot use it with kids in bed.
-The carpet is in bad shape. Not just stains from kids or pets, but seams coming apart and zero padding - it felt like walking on plywood and there are soft spots in the sub flooring.
-The dimmer for the great room lights is installed upside down. Just a funny example of the many over looked details in the home.
-One of the chairs in the picture is so worn that it is coming apart in the arms.
-THe only entrance you can use is the garage door. A code was not given for the front door, so you have to leave and enter through the garage (and hope power is not out...)
Overall the house was clean but it is dated and well used. The beds were comfortable and clean and the towels were clean but super thin. The kitchen was minimally stocked compared to the many other VRBOs. Like I noted in the title, this was not the worst home we have stayed in but it did not make our top list.
Stayed October, 2018
This place was very clean! It is in a terrific location! Will definitely stay again!
Stayed July, 2018
We loved the house, it was very nice and inviting. Great location, short walk to the beach! I loved that they allowed pets, so our two dogs could enjoy the beach with us!!
Stayed June, 2018