This unique custom log cabin sits in a 6.1 acre established garden with meditation pond outside, Live Oaks, Pecan, Crape Myrtles, Palms, Holly, Persimmon, Pines and more. Perfect for couples wanting peace and tranquility in a private environment.
The Edisto Island Tree house is located in Middleton Retreat, a subdivision 5 minutes from Edisto Beach through a canopy of ancient Live Oak trees along scenic Highway 174. You can visit historic churches, talk with sweet grass artisans, visit the Serpentarium, golf, fish, crab, paddle the tidal creeks, see the state park and many other interesting pleasures. All on your way to a sunset walk on the beach and a night out for dinner at a number of exquisite restaurants. Many public boat landings, all just a couple of minutes away, are there for you to slip into the water and enjoy the magic of the Low country. Also, several art galleries and shopping destinations are on the island. You are 45 minutes to historic downtown Charleston where options for entertainment are limitless.
You will love this paradise leaving re-nourished and invigorated by reconnecting with your Self and your surroundings. Thanks for visiting and come again soon!
The Edisto Island Tree house has a whirlpool tub in the master bedroom. Operable 4x4 roof windows over the tub and bed allow you to look at the sky and watch shooting stars. The master bedroom includes a library with an exit out to a private deck for amazing views, reading and lounging. It also has fascinating views of nature through large fixed windows. The downstairs has a shower/tub combination within a spacious bathroom. The downstairs bedroom has views of the pond, trees, perfect shade/sunlight and a meditation room. The kitchen, dining and living room are one open space showcasing vaulted tongue and groove ceilings, log walls, two additional roof windows and four large fixed windows for natural lighting.
Interaction with Guests
We try to allow guests an opportunity to have the place to themselves but we are close if needed.
A quiet natural environment located on one of S.C.'s last remaining true rural islands with beaches, rivers and teaming with wildlife.
Bicycles, cars, boats and feet.
Other Things to Note
Dishes must be hand washed. Do not lock interior doors. Only lock deadbolt on front door. $35.00 for linens if needed. $75.00 cleaning fee.
No smoking inside. House must be left clean and in same condition as arrival. Trash must be taken to dump (approx. 2 miles-when leaving neighborhood, take left onto HWY 174, travel approx. 1 mile, dump is on the right behind gated/fenced area). $75.00 cleaning fee. $35.00 for linens if needed.
Host made us feel welcome and called during our stay to check in with us. Our experience was mixed, the natural beauty of the location was enjoyable, but the property was torn up with piles of bulldozed debris and it was not conducive to strolling. The exterior of the cabin was lovely, but the interior, the furniture and amenities were lacking. Broken kitchen cabinetry, trash in a kitchen drawer, multiple electrical outages, broken shower in master bath and mouse in the wall of downstairs bedroom reduced our enjoyment. Unfortunately, many things were just broken down - the sliding doors out to the patio were almost impossible to open, the hammock was rotted out and the refrigerator was rusted. Hand-washing of dishes was necessary due to broken dishwasher. We hope that this property may soon be brought back to the condition advertised, it could be an exceptional place to stay.
So sorry your trip was distressing. Most guests have appreciated the stay. The pine trees on the property have recently been thinned so that the hardwood understory (i.e.. live oaks, bradford pears, holly, crepe myrtles, pecans, etc.) can flourish. We are in the process of landscape projects including the creation of hugelkulture beds, swale systems, debris removal and edible food forest installation. We are using a backhoe machine this weekend to clear and regrade affected areas. The interior furniture is simple and advertised as such. It's unfortunate the facial board of the kitchen cabinet came off. That will be fixed immediately. I don't know what trash you are referring to in kitchen drawer. As far as I know, all electrical systems are functioning, the refrigerator is fine with minimal rust spots on one side and the master bathroom is operable. Yes, two of the three hammocks have seen their better day. As with all houses there are specialities that may seem foreign or peculiar to certain guests. When I arrived to inspect the house after your departure we found the sliding door to the T.V. room completely open to the outside world. Maybe a mouse got in that way? Thank you for hand washing the dishes! Personally, I find this act to be meditative and I believe it's listed on the website this is a necessary requirement. We will continue to upgrade certain aspects of the property as time and opportunity permits. Hopefully, if you visit again you will be pleased with the situation.
The log cabin is beautiful, a ton of sunlight from every direction and enough land to make you feel like you are all alone in the forest. The Island is very quaint, not overrun many restaurants if you dont want to cook at home. The owner went through all the hoops to make sure wifi was installed for our stay as we needed to work while on our vacation, that was very kind of him. The only feedback I would offer is Scott definitely needs a grill on the property, because its the kind of place where you want to catch some of the local creatures swimming in the ocean or river and cook them up at home. cott the owner is one upping this notion and installing an outdoor oven on the property, looking fwd to coming back and using it We were there in September and the water was warm enough to swim.
Hey guys, sorry you didn't find the grill! I guess I should have told you where it was. It was located on the screen porch off the T.V. room at ground level. It was hiding under it's protective cover. Next time you'll know it is and feel free to cook up some of the local goodness!
Beautiful cabin as described. Lots of privacy in quiet neighborhood. Short trip to beach with no heavy traffic. All the resturants on island were great. Good communication with host.
The cabin is in a secluded neighborhood located off the main highway leading to Edisto Beach, which is roughly 6-7 miles away. It's located on a large wooded lot where we saw rabbits and a family of deer while walking our dog. There is plenty of space for 4 people (there is a queen bed in the upstairs loft and a full sized bed in the downstairs bedroom, and both have easy access to large bathrooms).
There are skylights in the main living area and sleeping loft which were great for both watching the stars or, when a large storm came through, watching the rain. There is a full-sized kitchen with some cooking utensils but if you are planning doing a lot of cooking you may need to bring specialty utensils, pots, pans, etc.
There is an outdoor roof patio outside of the loft sleeping area but we did not use due to the temperatures exceeding 90F while we were there.
In the basement is a TV and DVD player combo but the TV is fairly old. There is no cable/antenna or internet access and cellular access is spotty at best (had to walk into the driveway to make calls) so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world this may be an issue - it was actually a perk for us. Lots of reading and long naps between trips to the beach.
Nearby is the Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management Area which includes a drive down a beautiful tree covered dirt road out to a parking area which leads to a half mile walk to the beach. The beach is covered with shells, driftwood and is very scenic and very popular.
All in all we had an enjoyable time and would recommend the cabin for someone wanting to be near the coast but far enough away to not have to deal with the crowds during your entire stay.