This was our first visit to Edisto Island. We took a family vacation with 7 adults and 4 kids. We looked at several houses and finally decided on High Point. The layout of the house was perfect. There was plenty of space to all gather together as well as to spread out or find some quiet time away from the crowd. The front screened in porch was especially nice. We spent alot of time out there--it was especially convenient with the toddlers. The house was so comfortable it felt like "home". We hadn't had all our grown kids together in 5 years and everyone was able to be very relaxed. We took a few bikes and got quite alot of use out of them. They made for a quick ride to the beach. The walk to the beach wasn't bad. We had a wagon to pull the little ones in along with beach supplies. The exercise felt good considering all the food being prepared! We used the grill a few times and hung out down below a few of the evenings. It's a great place to let the kids play with their toys and little bikes while the adults played washers and talked while the grill was going. We wouldn't hesitate to stay in this house again! We enjoyed the easiness of family time and beach time. A few of the adults explored the island. Botany Bay was a big hit.
My only suggestion on the house is additional silverware and plates. By dinnertime we had to make sure they were all washed to use again.
I definitely would recommend the house to anyone who asked! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had a very blessed vacation.
It is unfortunate that Edisto Realty is in charge of renting this home. I feel they failed miserably in ensuring that the property was clean and ready for the next visitors. When we checked in we were given a paper to list problems at the property to turn in within 24 hours. Once we began to unload the car and get in to the rooms we discovered thing after thing to alert the company about. We elected to wait until the next day to turn in the list, in case we found other negatives. Well, we did and wrote it all down, here is a sampling:
Broken sink spray nozzle, folded over broke
Animal hair in the silverware drawer (we later found animal hair on the old swifter pad left on the duster and animal food in the pantry, one reason we picked this home was because no animals were allowed)
The floors were so dirty our feet were black
Ants in the kitchen
I spent hours cleaning the place just to settle in. The next day we took the paper in, all they said is that "[we] should have told [them] yesterday and [they] would have had someone to clean". Really?? Their departure magazine states that they inspect the property after a renter leaves. So, because the "inspector" failed to do a proper inspection of the property our vacation should be stalled?? They had 6 hours between checkout and check-in times...
The place could have been cleaner and the company could have handled the situation with more care!
Now about the HOUSE... set up is great, plenty of room for 8 of us, 4 adults and 4 kids. It is pretty private compared to other properties, we couldn't really see any neighbors. The porch was so peaceful and comfortable, I could have stayed the whole week there. We enjoyed the pool, tram to the beach and mini-golf- all with the amenities pass. If you take the tram it's 5 minutes, to drive yourself it's 15, because the tram has access to a back gate.
Edisto is a great family place, very little crime, kids riding bikes until 9+pm. There were even people walking on the beach at night. No partiers or drunks being loud. It truly is a family beach.
The pond across from the guard shack has a little gator and we spotted a Diamond Back Rattlesnake on the porch when loading the car to leave!! We spied a Bald Eagle at Botany Bay, a jellyfish at the beach and my husband saw a large turtle right off the beach, likely a Loggerhead coming In to lay eggs.
GREAT FAMILY VACATION!
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