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15 May 2023
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The Isle of Palms is a perfect summer vacation destination, for a slew of reasons.

Best Reasons to Visit the Isle of Palms

First off, it’s right on the Atlantic Ocean. We have seven miles of sandy beach, all of which is open to the public and just waiting to be enjoyed. Beaches and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly, or popcorn and movies. All ages can relax and have fun right in the same spot - out in the fresh air, enjoying the sunshine, ocean breezes, peaceful waves and abundant sea life.

Second, it’s just plain fun being on an island. There’s something magical that happens as you crest the peak of the Isle of Palms Connector. You’re leaving the mainland behind, crossing the Intracoastal Waterway, and heading to a realm of “island time.” Life moves a bit slower here. People wear flip flops everywhere and sip refreshing cold beverages. It’s hard not to instantly relax as your feet hit the island.

Third, while the Isle of Palms is nicely situated on its own and surrounded by scenic waters - including the ocean, marshes, tidal creeks, inlets or the Intracoastal - it’s also just a short drive to see the many charms of Charleston. It’s no secret that Charleston has been named the best place on the planet to visit. Take your pick of reasons why - history coming alive everywhere you look, cutting-edge chefs creating world-class cuisine, a vibrant cultural/arts scene, shopping galore, and cool events and fun festivals that draw folks from around the globe.

Great Option for Large Group Vacation Rentals

Summer’s the perfect time to get a big group together to vacation together and make some lifetime memories. Whether it’s several generations of your extended family coming together, a reunion of college friends, or just your best buddies getting away from the grind, vacations are more fun with your favorite people.

And there’s no better venue than a beautiful big beach house to host them all. Exclusive Properties’ Isle of Palms beach rentals are large enough so that everyone can have ample elbow room and privacy when they want it. But they also feature great spaces like open floor plan living/dining areas and gourmet kitchens, large pools, and expansive decks where folks can assemble and have fun. It’s the best of both worlds.

And even though the pandemic is officially over (can I get an “Amen!”?), it’s really nice for your family or group to have the whole place to yourself. No need to deal with the germs or issues of strangers during your valuable vacation time.

And by choosing one of EP’s Isle of Palms vacation rentals, you have an advantage. Unlike most AirBnB rentals, by renting with us you have a local professional management company taking care of things before, during and after your stay. We’re here to make sure your vacation is the best it can be.

So all that being said…. right now, we have a handful of openings this summer, perfect for your group’s last-minute trip to the beach.

And get this - we’re even running some deals on them, if you call soon.

Paradise Palms

Address: 3803 Palm Boulevard

Availability: May 30th through June 10th

Paradise Palms is a gorgeous new three-story luxury home with elevator, five bedrooms and five baths - an ideal size for hosting a group of 10 people. It boasts a large infinity pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean, as well as large open entertaining spaces, gourmet kitchen and decks.

Shore Beats Work

Address: 4001 Palm Boulevard

Availability: May 21st through June 1st

Shore Beats Work is another beautiful new luxury home with all the bells and whistles. It’s a bit larger than Paradise Palms, with six bedrooms, six and a half baths and able to accommodate a dozen guests. It too has an elevated infinity pool, plus a chef’s kitchen with wine fridge and Viking appliances, plus abundant ocean views from three front porches and a cool rooftop deck.

Southern Charms

Address: 2301 Palm Boulevard

Availability: May 21st through June 17th

Southern Charms is a bit larger still, able to house 15 guests in six bedrooms (two are masters) and five and a half baths. Gather friends and family around the in-ground saltwater pool, or play horseshoes in the back yard. Click the link for photos, floor plan and bed configurations, to see if it will work for your group.

Charleston’s Genesis

Address: 124 Charleston Boulevard

Availability: May 21st through May 30th, and June 3rd through June 17th

Charleston’s Genesis was built by a designer with a great eye, and it shows in the impeccable details throughout, like the Victoria & Albert soaking tub and quartzite leathered countertops. Check out the resort pool with built-in seating, sunbrella and hot tub. An elevator makes it easy for all ages in your group of up to 12 access the six bedrooms and five and a half baths.

Ocean View

Address: 411 Ocean Boulevard

Availability: May 20th through May 27th, and June 3rd through June 17th

One of EP’s most popular homes, Ocean View has a three-sided infinity pool plus hot tub overlooking the ocean, ample decks and porches, an outdoor kitchen and a widow’s walk. Check out cool extras like a large aquarium as you enter the foyer’s front stairs… and a putting green in the back yard. With its seven bedrooms and five baths, it will comfortably house your group of 16 folks.

Beach Retreat

Address: 3407 Palm Boulevard

Availability: May 21st through June 2nd

Of all the homes we still have availability in for this summer, Beach Retreat houses the largest group - up to 22 people. Nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms make this possible. Don’t miss the rooftop level, where you’ll find a private pool, an outdoor kitchen and a full bath with shower.

So gather your group, and get a last-minute beach trip going. Just give us a call for some great deals.

All best, Lowcountry Lisa

your Isle of Palms vacation blogger