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Plan Your Secluded Vacation to Pawleys Island and the Litchfield Beaches
Posted by Litchfield Real Estate | Sunday, March 8, 2020

Due to recent events surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), many may be wondering if taking a vacation this year is even possible. Packing up your vehicle and driving to the coast for a restorative beach vacation while staying at a private rental home may be the perfect solution.  

Rental homes within the Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach area provide the additional benefit of being ensconced within a diverse coastal ecosystem providing an abundance of outdoor, fresh air experiences perfect for social distancing and getting away from daily concerns and confinements.  

Your safety and the safety of others takes primary importance. Please follow local, state and national government regulations and recommendations regarding traveling and social distancing during epidemics, pandemics, and other states of emergency.  

Updated 04/01/2020 - At this time, the public is no longer allowed to be on the beaches of Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach or other waterways unless they have a commercial fishing license until further notice. 

The Georgetown County Council has enacted an emergency ordinance restricting Short Term Rentals taking effect starting March 28 and remains in effect until May 1. The ban applies to accommodation businesses of all types in Georgetown County. New reservations cannot be accepted for any period of time through the end of April and existing reservations must be moved to a new timeframe or cancelled. Visitors currently checked in may remain through to their departure date but such reservations may not be modified. Any rentals consistently occupied by the same occupant since March 1 are exempt, but new occupants may not join the existing occupant(s).

Please visit http://www.georgetowncountysc.org/ for the latest updates on Georgetown County. 

Social Distancing 

Vacation rentals provide a private setting with plenty of space. Pawleys Island/Litchfield Beach vacation rentals range from condos and vintage beach cottages to large vacation homes for multiple families. At Litchfield Real Estate, all rental homes reside within small, no-drive-through communities, including a couple with security guard gates. All beach rentals are either on the beach or an easy walk to the beach. Many additionally enjoy creek front or lake front locations. 

Kayaking on Pawleys Island

Private Amenities  

Vacation rentals offer an all-inclusive experience by offering high-speed wifi, multiple flat-screen TVs, fully equipped kitchens and private outdoor living spaces. Many also feature private pools, creek front docks and more. Litchfield Real Estate has one of the largest inventories of dog-friendly homes as well, making it easy to find the perfect rental home to fit every interest and need. 

Fresh Air, Pristine Beaches  

Breathe the fresh salty air and dig your toes in the sand. At Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island, the sand is soft and the beaches are wide and long, making it easy to find a spot on the beach to make your own. Our wide-open beaches make it possible to unwind and restore your sense of well-being.    

Inlet Point Peninsual

Other Outdoor Activities 

The unparalleled ecological diversity of the Lowcountry coastal region of South Carolina provides abundant opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The lazy Waccamaw River with its many tributaries leading to historic rice fields travels right by Pawleys Island and empties into the breathtaking Winyah Bay Estuary. Pristine tidal saltmarshes, the distinguishing charm of Pawleys Island, are threaded with winding creeks and beloved by fishers, birders, artists and nature-lovers alike.  

Many Litchfield Real Estate rental homes supplement outdoor experiences with Beach Gear Included providing rental credit to reserve fun outdoor items like kayaks, paddleboards or bikes. The options are endless. 

Paddleboarding on Pawleys Island

Cleanliness and Sanitation  

At Litchfield Real Estate, the cleanliness of our vacation rentals has always been of utmost importance. Our cleaning contractors are reputable and work hard to ensure each and every accommodation is cleaned and sanitized to strict standards. By increasing time to wipe down and sanitize areas of the home that are frequently touched, our guests can be at ease knowing their vacation rental is well taken care of.  

Invest Worry-Free 

Travel Insurance not only takes the worry away, it’s the smart thing to do. When the unexpected happens, it’s the only way to protect your family vacation investment. 

Litchfield Real Estate offers Red Sky/Sun Trip Preserver insurance because they make it easy and affordable, and they cover many unexpected situations that can cause cancellation, trip interruption or delay and even provides coverage for emergency medical treatment and transportation. Call Red Sky at 866-889-7409 to learn more.   

Ready to Book? 

When you book a vacation rental with Litchfield Real Estate, you and your guests will enjoy a secluded getaway with peace of mind. 

Feel free to contact Litchfield Real Estate directly online anytime or call us at 843-237-4241 during normal office hours Monday through Saturday for any questions surrounding your upcoming or future vacation to Pawleys Island. 



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Top Things to Do in Pawleys Island
Posted by Litchfield Real Estate | Monday, February 24, 2020

You’ve booked your Pawleys Island vacation rental and now it’s time to start planning activities and things to do on your trip. Pawleys Island and neighboring Litchfield Beach provide an escape to paradise that we know you deserve. Spending time outdoors can help boost your mood, ease your anxiety, and give you energy. It also is a great way to make memories with your loved ones on your beach vacation. Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach offer many outdoor activities on and off the water.  Let us help you plan a Pawleys Island vacation you’ll never forget!

Here are some of the top activities and attractions to do in the area:

Visit the Local Parks and Preserves

Brookgreen Gardens

People from all over come to visit the Brookgreen Gardens which has a combination of art, nature, and history. Stroll through the beautiful greenery on a guided tour or choose to explore on your own. Learn Lowcountry history and view amazing sculpture pieces on your visit. If you’re looking to find some peace and quiet, this is the perfect place to visit on your Pawleys Island trip. You can purchase tickets online at https://www.brookgreen.org/.

Huntington Beach State Park

On the coast of South Carolina sits a well-known spot for both locals and tourists. With three miles of pristine beach to go surf fishing and over 3000 bird species to spot, Huntington Beach State Park is a nature lover’s oasis. Stroll on the causeway and maybe you’ll spot an alligator or two or if you want to get to know more about the park, take a self-guided audio tour of Atalaya, a National Historic Landmark. Want to know more about Huntington Beach State Park? Visit the website and start planning your visit to one of Pawleys Islands’ most popular attractions.

Spend Time on the Water

The cure to all your troubles is spending time in and on the ocean. Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach offer an abundance of water activities for you and your family. Book a fishing charter and catch a fresh dinner, surf the waves of the Atlantic, or paddleboard in the sound where the water is calmer. Either way, the sea is the best remedy! Don’t forget, Litchfield Real Estate is now offering a new Beach Gear Included program. Book one of our rentals included in the VayK Gear program and get a $250 credit towards beach gear such as bikes, paddleboards, surfboards and more for your day out on the water.  

This is the home of championship golf, live entertainment, fine dining, fabulous shopping and some of the best fishing and boating on the East Coast. Come stay with us where there is something for everyone and the memories you make will be cherished forever.



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Book Direct with Litchfield Real Estate
Posted by Litchfield Real Estate | Friday, January 31, 2020

3 Big Reasons to Book Direct with Litchfield Real Estate & Vacation Rentals

If you're looking for an affordable Pawleys Island vacation rental, booking direct with Litchfield Real Estate allows you the best price guaranteed for your Pawleys Island vacation. Skip the hassle of booking with a third-party and book online with Litchfield Real Estate. Save money, receive first-hand knowledge, and see all of your Pawleys Island vacation rental options before making the most important decision of your vacation. 

Pawleys Island Vacation

Top 3 Reasons to Book Direct for Your Pawleys Island Vacation Rentals at a Glance

  1. Save Money

  2. First-Hand Knowledge

  3. Variety of Options

Top 3 Reasons to Book Direct for Your Pawleys Island Vacation Rentals Details

#1 - SAVE MONEY

  • Avoid Extra Fees

The large, third-party on-line travel agencies (known as OTAs in the industry), such as VRBO, HomeAway and AirBnB, dip into your vacation spending money by charging a costly guest fee – as much as 11% or more of the rental rate.

  • Get the Best Rate Guaranteed

Many rentals listed on OTA sites advertise higher rates than what’s posted on the property manager’s site to cover the extra expense of listing with a third party.

  • Find Special Deals

By booking directly with Litchfield Real Estate you can take advantage of special discounts and promotions you won’t find anywhere else and you can be among the first to find out by signing up for our newsletter

#2 - FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE

  • Authentic Local Experience

We love to travel to experience the local flavor of an area. Your experience begins with us – the rental service managing your beach getaway. Here at Litchfield Real Estate, our travel consultants live, work and breathe all things Pawleys Island.

  • We Know Our Homes

Who can tell you if the main floor bath on the right is between the queen bedroom and the bunk room or out in the hallway? Or if you can see the sunrise and set from your rental? Or how deep the water is at the creek dock? Or if the pet-friendly home has a securely fenced-in yard? Not the OTA. By booking direct, our first-hand knowledge will provide the assurance you need to make the best choice.

  • Your Go-To Resource

Maximize your vacation experience by claiming our travel consultants as your go-to resource for the Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach area. We can recommend restaurants, point out upcoming events, share local news, and provide native knowledge that only we can know.

#3 - SEE ALL OPTIONS

  • Hard-to-Rent Homes are Posted with OTAs.

Think about it. Our website is fast, mobile-friendly and responsive, and we pay dearly for it. So why spend more money posting a rental with a third party? Because, most likely, the home is harder to rent.

  • Go Straight to the Source

Most property managers only post a sample of their rentals with online travel agencies (OTAs). If you have a specific amenity, layout or locale in mind, why not go straight to the source to find exactly what you’re looking for? Don’t settle for less.

  • See ALL of Your Pawleys Island Vacation Rental Choices

By searching directly on the Litchfield Real Estate website, you’ll see every Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach rental that we manage, including prime oceanfront cottages, updated condos, rentals with a creek view, a private pool or a dock as well as dog-friendly Pawleys Island vacation rentals. Looking for a budget getaway with only a short walk to the beach? On our site, you’ll see ALL your choices.

Plan Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Now that you know more about booking direct with Litchfield Real Estate and the many benefits, it's time to start planning your Pawleys Island vacation. Browse a variety of properties for your vacation needs and talk to the local experts!

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Book Your 2020 Pawleys Island Vacation
Posted by Litchfield Real Estate | Wednesday, November 13, 2019

There’s nothing like getting a head start on planning your 2020 family vacation. Pawleys Island is the perfect vacation destination for families and friends, providing plenty of things to do and see during your stay. Every year, the best properties and stay dates always go first. Start your 2020 vacation search now and plan a beach getaway that your friends and family are sure to love!

Pawleys Island Beach Gear Included Rentals

Beach Bike

Litchfield Real Estate has partnered with VayK Gear to make your Pawleys Island/Litchfield Beach vacation planning easier! Homes in the Beach Gear Included program allow guests to rent beach gear such as bikes, paddleboards, kayaks, beach chairs, and other beach equipment with a $250 credit. The gear is delivered to your home before you arrive and is picked up when you depart, making your Pawleys Island trip a breeze.

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Pawleys Island Oceanfront Rentals

Pawleys Island Oceanfront Rental

Guests can enjoy the convenience of being steps away from the beach when booking one of our Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach oceanfront vacation rentals. Take in the sights and sounds of the beach from the comfort of your own home, or take a quick walk down to the beach and go for a quick dip in the ocean. Nothing beats being right on the water and watching the sunrise or sunset over the Atlantic from your rental. 

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Pawleys Island Dog-Friendly Rentals

Pawleys Island Pet Friendly

Dogs need a vacation too! Several of our vacation properties are dog-friendly and generally allow up to two adult dogs with a fee. Take a walk on the beach with Fido or let them cool off in the refreshing ocean, either way, your pup will be happy you brought him/her along on the family vacation. Read more about Litchfield Real Estate’s pet policy and how you can have a great beach vacation with your pup. 

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Litchfield Retreat Rentals

Litchfield Retreat

Finding paradise is easy at Litchfield Retreat! If you’re looking for a more affordable option for your Litchfield Beach vacation, Litchfield Retreat is a great choice for families and friends. Guests enjoy resort-like condo living, being steps away from the beach, and full/partial ocean views from the comfort of the rental.  

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Plan Your 2020 Pawleys Island/Litchfield Beach Vacation

Now is a great time to start thinking about your Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach vacation! With a large selection of rentals ranging from large homes, condos for a romantic retreat, pet-friendly properties, and more, we have something for everyone. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact our team at Litchfield Real Estate and we can help ensure you’re planning process goes smooth. 

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Vacation in Pawleys Island This Winter
Posted by Litchfield Real Estate | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Five Reasons to Stay at the Beach in Winter

The Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island area of coastal South Carolina is an exceptional wintertime destination. Here are five compelling reasons to stay for a month or two – or longer this winter. 

Pawleys Island Vacation

Top 5 Reasons to Stay in Pawleys Island this Winter At A Glance

#1 - Mild Climate

#2 - Time to Explore

#3 - Tranquility

#4 - Great Selection

#5 - Affordable Pawleys Island Vacation Rentals

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Pawleys Island in the Winter Details

#1 - MILD CLIMATE

The Pawleys Island/Litchfield Beach area has a temperate climate year round making it a great place to escape the cold.

#2 - TIME TO EXPLORE

For those thinking about relocating to our area or finding a second home, a longer stay allows the time you need to make that important decision.

Paddleboarding Pawleys Island

#3 - TRANQUILITY

The tranquility and beauty of the Lowcountry is especially spectacular in fall and winter making it a great time to fully experience the relaxed coastal lifestyle.

Pawleys Island

#4 - GREAT SELECTION

Crowds are smaller on the beach as well as in the restaurants, shops and other area attractions, which also means a wider rental home selection.

#5 - AFFORDABLE

Say NO to snow. Compared to weekly stays, monthly off-season stays are a bargain! Live the Coastal Lifestyle for less – a lot less.

Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach Winter Rentals

The Lowcountry is beloved as much for its soft sandy beaches as for its pristine salt marsh creeks providing a FREE and FUN outdoor winter playground for paddlers, anglers and photographers. Visitors to the Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island area will find a wide variety of rental cottages and condos right on the beach or within a short walk from the beach. All offer the comfort and convenience of living at home and come fully furnished and equipped with anything you could need for an extended stay.

Public boat launches are easy to find providing access to the creeks as well as to the Waccamaw River where boating enthusiasts can explore historic rice fields and quiet tributaries.  The Litchfield Beach communities offer close proximity to the popular Waccamaw Neck Bikeway. Head north to Huntington Beach State Park to discover shorebirds and wildlife inhabiting the fresh water and salt marsh estuaries or bicycle a bit farther to reach the quaint fishing village of Murrells Inlet. 

Winter Rental Information

Off-season in the Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island area falls between October 1 and March 31. Monthly winter reservations are 30 days or longer. While monthly stays provide incredible savings, rates vary depending on which months are booked and the total length of stay. Most monthly rental agreements require rent plus electric, departure clean and refundable security deposit. Stays of 90 days or longer have the added benefit of avoiding state and local hospitality taxes – another great way to save!

Winter Snowbirds love the wide range of rental choices offered by Litchfield Real Estate, including many dog friendly homes so you can bring the whole family. Keep in mind, most have a limit of two pets and require additional rent.

Search Winter Rental availability on the Litchfield Real Estate website to find your winter roost or call to speak with a Litchfield Real Estate vacation rental consultant. Office hours are Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT. The phone number is (843) 237-4241.

See you on the beach this winter!

Plan Your Vacation to Pawleys Island This Winter

Pawleys Island offers a great escape from the winter cold. It's never too early to plan your winter getaway, so browse our winter rentals in Pawleys Island and book your escape to paradise!

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10 Amazing Last Minute Vacation Rentals in Pawleys Island
Posted by Litchfield Real Estate | Thursday, June 13, 2019

With its Lowcountry charm and character, it's easy to see why vacationers come back to Pawleys Island year after year. An abundance of area attractions means there is always something to do during your Pawleys Island vacation, including Huntington Beach State Park, Brookgreen Gardens, guided kayak tours, unique local shops and eateries, and of course, the wide, white sandy beaches. It's not too late to book your 2019 Pawleys Island summer vacation! These Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach vacation rentals still have open availability for the summer. Book direct with Litchfield Real Estate to get the best price on your Pawleys Island vacation rental.

Top 10 Last Minute Pawleys Island Vacation Rentals at a Glance

  1. AJESKA

  2. Heron’s Hangar

  3. Holliday Down

  4. Inlet Point 11C

  5. Litchfield Retreat 504

  6. Marsh Hawk 3A

  7. Tranquilizer

  8. Shipyard Village B32

  9. SoulShine SunShine

  10. Solitude

Best Places to Stay Pawleys Island Details

#1 - AJESKA

AJESKA is a beautiful vacation rental located in North Litchfield Beach that defines fine coastal living. This Litchfield Beach vacation home’s interior boasts exposed beams and an abundance of natural light. Enjoy a cup of coffee every morning on the crows nest, which offers stunning views of the Atlantic ocean or bike to the popular Huntington Beach State Park. Situated in the family-friendly North Litchfield Beach community, this vacation rental from Litchfield Real Estate makes the perfect family getaway.

AJESKA

 

AJESKA Crows Nest

#2 Heron’s Hangar

The perfect vacation home for nature lovers, Heron’s Hangar in Georgetown, SC, makes an amazing vacation stay. Located in the private Debordieu Colony community, you can embrace the Lowcountry lifestyle with over four miles of sandy beaches, tidal creeks and saltmarsh vistas, and a nature preserve with walking trails and bike paths. Did we mention this Pawleys Island vacation rental is dog-friendly?

Heron's Hangar Pawleys Island Vacation

Herons Marsh

 

#3 Holliday Down

This oceanfront vacation rental is ideal for those looking for an affordable last-minute Pawleys Island vacation rental. Holliday Down offers a great location and ocean views over the sand dunes. Walk to the beach on your own private beach boardwalk and even bring your furry friend to this dog-friendly Pawleys Island vacation rental! With many of the main Pawleys Island dining and attractions nearby, Holliday Down makes a great place to call home at the beach.

Holliday Down Vacation Home

Holliday Down Sunroom

#4 Inlet Point 11C

A newly renovated Pawleys Island vacation rental, Inlet Point 11C boasts stunning views over the tidal salt marsh creek. Inlet Point 11C is part of a gated community, Inlet Point, and located on a secluded peninsula with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and tidal salt marsh creek on the other. With access to the beach, two swimming pools, hot tub, playground and fishing/crabbing dock on the creek, this Pawleys Island condo rental provides plenty of activities during your Pawleys Island vacation.

Inlet Point Interior

Inlet Point Condos

#5 Litchfield Retreat 504

This Litchfield Beach condo rental offers resort-like condo living and is a great budget-friendly option for families looking to vacation in Pawleys Island. Litchfield Retreat 504, located in the Litchfield Retreat complex, offers partial ocean views and is a short walk to the beach. Litchfield Retreat amenities include a year-round outdoor pool, WiFi, elevator, and a picnic grilling area. Rent bikes and pedal along the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway or take a quick trip to Huntington Beach State Park to experience all of the best coastal wildlife in the area.

Litchfield Retreat Condos

Litchfield Retreat Interior

#6 Marsh Hawk 3A

Marsh Hawk 3A is situated in the quiet Marsh Hawk community. This Pawleys Island vacation rental embraces the peaceful Lowcountry lifestyle. Here, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the salt marsh and access amenities such as private community pool, tennis courts, fitness center, and close proximity to prominent golf courses and trendy eateries.

Marsh Hawk Vacation Rental

Marsh Hawk

#7 Tranquilizer

Tranquilizer makes for a great last minute Pawleys Island vacation. This South Litchfield Beach vacation rental has undergone upgrades to add a modern touch to the home while still preserving its cozy, vintage beach cottage feel. This canal front property boasts two docks as well as a basketball half court (an awesome way for the kids to get their energy out)!

Tranquilizer Vacation Rental

Pawleys Island Vacation Rental

#8 Shipyard Village B-32

Located in the Litchfield by the Sea community, Shipyard Village B-32, is an oceanfront condo that provides amazing ocean views to wake up to. Spend the day at the beach or relax by the Shipyard Village pool - a tropical oasis. This Pawleys Island rental prime location provides many choices for a day of fun on your beach vacation.

Shipyard Village Condos

Shipyard Village Condos Balcony View

#9 SoulShine SunShine

With a classic vintage charm, SoulShine SunShine’s beauty is apparent when you book your Pawleys Island stay here. This Pawleys Island vacation home offers a private pool and is conveniently located near a direct beach access. Spend the morning surfing at the beach or kayak the tidal canal and saltmarsh creek. Whatever you do, you and your family are sure to love this home.

SoulShine SunShine Vacation Rental

SoulShine Vacation Rental

#10 Solitude

Solitude is a single-story beach home tucked at the end of a cul-de-sac with direct access to the beach. Here, you can enjoy the less crowded end of the beach in Pawleys Island known as North Litchfield and the quiet Lowcountry lifestyle. Relax and read a book on the screened porch and sundeck or rent a bike and cruise to the fishing village of Murrells Inlet. With close proximity to grocery stores, restaurants, local shops and art galleries, Solitude makes for a wonderful and peaceful vacation.

Solitude Vacation Rental

Solitude Pawleys Island Vacation Rental

Plan Your Pawleys Island Vacation 

Book your last minute Pawleys Island vacation with Litchfield Real Estate today! Choose from oceanfront, pet-friendly, vacation homes and condos. Start planning your getaway now by reserving a Litchfield Real Estate vacation rental

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Choosing a Litchfield Beach/Pawleys Island Vacation Rental
Posted by Litchfield Real Estate | Monday, March 4, 2019

Planning Your Litchfield Beach & Pawleys Island Vacation

Planning a beach vacation can be a daunting task. From choosing where to go, accommodations, and things to do in the area, the list is endless. Here are some tips  to consider for finding the perfect Litchfield Beach/Pawleys Island vacation rental for your stay!

Size

Getting a good idea of how many people will be vacationing with you is the best way to start your Pawleys Island vacation rental home search. Finding a home that accommodates everyone on your trip is easy.  With over 70 rental properties in Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island, there are many options to choose from at Litchfield Real Estate.

Choose from condo rentals which are ideal for couples, small families, or smaller groups or if you have a bigger group, there are many properties that are better suited for larger groups. You can view the occupancy of each rental for each property when doing a general search or when on a property page. This will give you a good idea on whether a home or a condo is a better option for you.

Location

We all know location is important and can make any vacation more relaxing. Our rental properties are situated in many different locations so you are sure to find a home that better fits you and your family’s needs. Oceanfront homes allow you to wake up to a beautiful view of the ocean and take in the sights and sounds of the Atlantic. If you prefer to be near wildlife, our salt marsh and canal front homes are a great fit! Watch the nature take course from your back porch in these homes. Our off ocean homes and second row homes are still easily accessible to the beach so you can start relaxing sooner!

Amenities

Now on to the best part, the amenities that vacation rental homes have to offer. For those who want to bring their BFF (best furry friend) to Litchfield Beach/Pawleys Island, Litchfield Real Estate offers pet-friendly vacation rentals so that your pup doesn’t miss out on a vacation!

The ocean offers a great swim, but Litchfield Real Estate also offers homes with private pools or pool access. Take a dip and escape the heat of summer in one of the many homes/condos that offer this amenity.

Price

Price is another huge factor when looking at vacation rentals. Litchfield Real Estate offers specials on certain properties which you can view here. We offer home and condo rentals with a wide variety in prices so that you can find a vacation home that fits your budget. Also, save big when you book directly with us rather than OTA’s! You pay less fees when you book directly on our site.

Now that you’ve got some tips under your belt, it’s time to begin your vacation rental search! Can’t find what you’re looking for? Call us and we can help you find your dream LItchfield Beach/Pawleys Island vacation home.



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