Pawley’s Island: The House
Where to begin? I’m back from vacation with a wicked sunburn, a ton of freckles, and a whole lot of pictures to share. I took an extra day off from work because I need to grocery shop (there is literally a jar of olives in my fridge and that’s it), make appoitments, run errands, clean, snuggle my cute puppy and of course write a blog.
We’ve been vacationing in South Carolina since I was 13. In the beginning we would rent a condo in Litchefield and now, for the past 5 or 6 years, we’ve been renting houses in Litchfield, Pawley’s Island, and once in Georgetown (a house we called The Bates Motel on a property we deemed DeBordon’t). All three locations are about 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach away from all the crowds and touristy attractions, so it’s always quiet and relaxing.
This year we rented The Marlin…
The 11 of us, plus two kids, fit perfectly in this six bedroom, six and a half bath house right on the beach.
Every morning we’d wake up, eat breakfast and park our butts in a line on the white sandy beach. We’d then spend the day reading, playing in the ocean, walking out to the point which ends (at low tide) in a sandbar that sticks out into the ocean, then back to the house for lunch, a dip in the pool and more basking in the sun on the beach.
From the front of the house you could see the second row of houses lined along an alligator filled marsh.
The entire house was paneled in blond wood (yikes!) with a huge island in the kitchen and table that fit all of us. We have a few traditions during vacay – we eat at T-Bone’s Saloon & Steakhouse on the first night and have a fancy dinner at a Japanese steakhouse another night. The rest of the time we cook pasta, tacos or order in pizza, so we’re always thrilled when we can fit the whole group at one table.
Next to the kitchen/dining area was the living room with a wall of doors at the back of the house facing the ocean. I think every one of us passed out for a nap on those couches, as my dad is demonstrating in the pic above, they were perfectly cushy to sink right in to.
The bedrooms were all sort of shabby chic – two on the top floor with the kitchen/living area and four on the floor below along with a smaller living room. My sister and I shared a bedroom from the first time in 10 years – I called dibs on the full size bed immediately :)
Downstairs there was a boardwalk out onto the beach, which we shared with the house next door.
And my favorite part of renting a house – we have the beach all to ourselves!
There were a few people in the houses on either side of us and then two empty lots beside them, so it was nice and quiet (aside from us of course ;)).
Up next… The Fam
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