Paradise on Edisto Island - Queen

House - Private room · Palmetto Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438, United States
Laura

A glorious escape to a pristine unspoiled sea island with a huge Queen-bedroom decorated with antiques. Feel free to enjoy the home, and your magnificent morning breakfast, and being just 4 miles from numerous beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.

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A glorious escape to a pristine unspoiled sea island with a huge Queen-bedroom decorated with antiques. Feel free to enjoy the home, and your magnificent morning breakfast, and being just 4 miles from numerous beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.

The Space

Warm Southern hospitality welcomes you to this Low Country luxury 3-story home 4 miles from the beach with two large bedrooms available. It's a quiet and serene setting where you can hang out on the hanging beds in the lanai in the contemplation garden, or rock on the porch, or enjoy the view from the decks. Explore the Low Country and Charleston, a scenic drive away, or enjoy our quiet Edisto Island charm, unspoiled and pristine.

We offer two large bedrooms -- this listing is for the queen-sized bed bedroom (the other bedroom has a king, listed as "Paradise on Edisto Island - King"). All with new, high-end mattresses and box springs. Each bedroom has its own private half-bath adjoining, walk in closets, ceiling fans, comfortable chairs, good lighting. The bedrooms' private half-baths share a connecting tub and shower room with skylight. Each bedroom rents separately, or you may rent them both. Be sure to enjoy the large outdoor shower in the contemplation garden....it's a serene way to start the day listening to the birdsong while having your shower! Or plan a soaking bath in the jetted tub in the luxury hall bath on the first floor. This home has many options!

You'll find luxury linens, down pillows, WiFi, TV, ROKU, an extensive library, and fine art and antiques throughout the home.

Each bedroom has its own small refrigerator with beverages and snacks, a 32" flat screen TV, ROKU, DVD player, and iPod/iPhone alarm radio. Fluffy terry robes are here as well as a hair dryer. Spare toilette articles are stocked in case you might have forgotten to pack something you need. Hotel amenities are stocked just for you: soaps, shampoo, & conditioner.

Edisto is what the Low Country used to be: pristine, wild and unsullied. A great place for exploring, biking, kayaking, canoeing, walking, bird and wildlife watching, with incredible natural resources. We have an extensive plantation history, and an excellent local museum and historic tours. While here, enjoy diverse dining experiences, our beautiful beaches, fun shopping adventures, lively bars, golfing, dolphin tours, crabbing, shrimping, creek or deep sea fishing, or meander, exploring the local waterways and roads just like a native! Restore yourself here, it's a great place for finding peace.

Breakfasts are my specialty! I serve at 8 a.m. (unless you need a different time), starting with coffee, teas, juices, toast or pastries, fruit and yogurt, and then the main course....which might be grits, eggs, and bacon, oven baked apple pancake, baked coconut oatmeal with blueberries, vegetable and cheese quiche, homemade granola, or whatever special something the season might feature. Eggs are free range, local, from happy birds, and I try to keep everything organic, fresh, and local whenever possible. It might be served in the dining hall, the front porch, the deck, or in the garden or lanai.

I'm a licensed massage therapist with my private practice here on the ground level of the home, off the contemplation garden. I invite you to complete your visit's relaxation and book a bodywork treatment or a soothing massage in advance (book online at paradisefoundmassage).

You can rent bikes or kayaks in many locations on Edisto.

What do my guests usually say about their visit here? That it is tranquil, quiet, restorative, beautiful, peaceful, a truly pampering experience, and luxurious...and they usually extend their stay, or immediately book a return visit! You're welcome to enjoy all the varied indoor and outdoor spaces here, but please note and respect the exceptions -- private innkeeper areas -- which include the massage studio, kitchen, my office, bedroom, and sitting room.

Since my home is filled with antiques and art, children who are well-behaved and carefully supervised by their parents are welcome. This home is not appropriate for infants or toddlers. Room occupancy is limited to two.

Please note this is a non-smoking property.

Guest Access

My guests are welcome to use and enjoy all the areas of the home and surrounding yard and gardens. The only exceptions are the homeowner areas - kitchen, sunroom, office, owner's bedroom, and my work areas on the ground level of the home.

Interaction with Guests

I'd like to welcome you on your arrival and show you the property, and available for helping you to get the most out of your time on Edisto, and will be serving your daily breakfast, of course!

I want to respect your desire for privacy, so you will have as much privacy, or as much friendliness, as you wish for.

The Neighborhood

This is a quiet sparsely-settled neighborhood, surrounded by water, with large individual lots. I'm fortunate to have a lot of forest surrounding this home as well as inside the property, so the birdlife and wildlife are amazing. Guests sit in the garden and are spellbound at all the birdlife around them.

Getting around

There is no public transportation....having a car will make things easier, but bike rentals are everywhere and that's a good way to get around as well, especially on the scenic off-roads and trails. One guest roller-bladed his way around!

Other Things to Note

If you are looking for a tranquil escape from a busy world, this is a good place to find that. It's not so much the 'doing' on Edisto, it's more getting into the rhythm of 'being' while here, with no demands, a rare pristine and wild environment to astonish you and remind you of how the world once was, which also seems to connect guests with their peaceful inner self.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • Cataldo and I loved our stay with Laura and her two beautiful Italian Shepard's - Lola and Cholo:) We stayed in the king room and it was very clean and so comfortable and relaxing! Laura has everything you need for a day at the beach and the local knowing to let you know where to go. Every morning you wake up here there is hot coffee waiting on you followed by a huge and tasty breakfast. Honestly it was hard to leave. The wonderful thing ( well one of the many ) about air B and B is the personal touch no hotel can provide and sometimes you make friends, this was one of those times:) Thank you Laura and I hope you come visit us while you are around Asheville, let Cataldo and I make you an amazing Italian dinner.

    July 2014
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Wonderful! So glad you liked it, Heidi and Cataldo. I'm looking forward to seeing you up in your area next month. You were the best guests and nicest folks!

    July 2014
  • Laura is a delightful and most considerate hostess, as well as a superb cook (gourmet breakfasts to die for). The house is lovely, with unique art and antiques everywhere, tastefully arranged. You will have every comfort in the rooms. We were there in cold weather but the outdoor decks and patio would be great to relax in at other times. The location is tranquil but not far from the island's attractions. Laura was expert in directing us to places that fit our interests. We had a wonderful time.

    December 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thank you, Barbara and Reid! I'm honored that you so 'got' what I try to create here, from simple elegance to wholesome tasty breakfasts. I've been lucky to have had wonderful guests, now including you two as well. The title of 'gourmet breakfasts' will be something to live up to now, for sure! I hope you will visit again and for longer, the outdoor spaces here really are tranquil restorative spots all my guests comment on. I hope to see you again!

    December 2013
  • Laura's house was gorgeous. She made a great breakfast every morning. It was so relaxing sitting on her porch and reading. I loved her two huge dogs. Edisto island was beautiful.

    September 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thank you, Kathy! Please come again, Edisto is lovely and welcoming 12 months of the year. Hope to see you and your friend here next year!

    September 2013
  • 8/31/2013 As I write with such excitement I'm feeling lost for those words in expressing my new heaven on earth that I entered this Labor Day weekend vacation at Edisto Island in SC. I have been welcomed by open arms by this wonderful inspiring massage therapist named Laura in allowing me to spend the next four days settling into this safe haven she calls "home". Laura showed me around and I had the pleasure to view all her many creations and artifacts that surrounded her peace. Afterwards, I went straight to my sleeping quarters to take a nap that was much needed after driving a very long 6 hour drive. When I awoke, I decided to take a drive by the ocean and take in the last few hours left to sunlight and to find me a place to feast on some local seafood. The next morning I took my early run. It was breathtaking in this feeling I was experiencing along the tree line on Palmetto and Oyster Road at The Neck of the Peninsula of Edisto Beach. A secluded barrier island of grass marshes off the coast of South Carolina nestled inland. Imagine being in the Amazon Forest experiencing green lush trees with every imaginable species on earth. Instead, the view consisted of Silvery Spanish moss that embraced giant live oaks lining the road, touching overhead to create a cathedral ceiling. I was energized with medicine from nature healing all the senses into stillness. I finished my run and stepped into Laura’s Garden of Eden in the back area of her home. It included a Gazebo smothered in hanging greenery, several relaxing chairs, an outside shower and the ground was layered with white pebbles that massaged my feet as I stepped forward. The white pebbles reminded me of the many white wash rocks that also align the Aegean Sea in Mykonos, Greece. A very magical place on earth. I continued my workout with my kettle iron in the garden areas and then to the upper deck with 12 rounds of Sun Salutations ending into Shavasana, corpse pose. All my senses were open as I breathed inhaling all that was, exhaling all that no longer served me. I sighed with relief feeling a deep gratitude as I never imagined such serenity until I arrived here at this place called heaven. I centered my soul into the oasis down below the yoga deck to read for the next several hours while entranced into my music. I'm lying on a bed suspended from the roof top of the deck above. I'm feeling like a goddess from Egypt married to a Pharaoh ready to be served. I'm humbled as I write these words at the same time feeling spoiled, I chuckle. As I look straight ahead through the protected screens surrounding the outside view from my oasis, I'm mesmerized by the calmness of the flowing water ahead that gently falls upon the rocks revitalizing my spirit. I'm in tuned to nature with...

    September 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Rose Ann, I am so delighted that you 'got it all' about Edisto, about what I try to create here for my guests and everyone to share. I am so glad it filled your spirit and heart as it did. You are most welcome, it gives me pleasure to create a tranquil haven for my guests to enjoy, as you so thoroughly did! Hope to see you again, may all your travels be happy and peaceful.

    September 2013
  • Laura is truly a kindred spirit who has created an oasis on Edisto. As other reviewers have said, her home is welcoming and beautifully decorated. The breakfast is 5 star- the paper was waiting for me each morning with hot coffee and the food she prepared was amazing. The space she offers is a private upstairs- but you feel the sense of being within a cozy home at the same time. Time spent on the porch or lanai is restorative and compliments the healing treatments Laura offers in her massage space downstairs. But what is truly remarkable is Laura herself. She is genuine, intuitive, and generous. She will guide you to exactly what you need during your time on Edisto- and you will leave feeling as if you found a piece of Paradise:)

    July 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thank you Amanda! You are a gem, and a star, and it was a treat to get to know you during your visit here on Edisto. Hope you'll come again, and often, whenever your travels or your art bring you back to Edisto, or anytime you are in need of some tranquil time for peace and restoration. It was a fun visit!

    July 2013
  • What a great hostess ! Laura has impeccable taste, all the way to the bedding to the gourmet breakfast, local jams and the newspaper!!! I really felt I was in Barbados with the beautiful homes, wispy tree lined roads. Why would anyone want to stay in a hotel or rental that is barely furnished? Laura had every book about Edisto, maps, etc. After resting at the beach (lovely and not over crowded ) I rested again and again at Laura's home, front screened in porch then onto a nice drink in her lovely appointed back oasis. Nap, beach, Nap, eat, read, have a drink and do it all over the next day !!! She is a licensed massage therapist and I had a great massage....now where on earth on Edisto Island can you have all this in one B & B ????

    July 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Wow - thank you Leslie - but you were prepared to enjoy the soulful indulgence Edisto has to offer, the restorative serene qualities here that make it tranquil, quiet, and beautiful. So glad it was a peaceful and successful visit for you. Please come again!

    July 2013
  • Prepare to be pampered! You will enjoy sunny spots on the deck, waterfall and music, candlelight, healthy breakfasts with a caring, congenial hostess. Lovely, spacious room, very luxurious bedding. Fun things to do, art market, great local dining. Love Edisto beaches!

    June 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thank you, Jenny! Your visit has been great fun and we're going to miss you! Hope it gave you the tranquil space away from your daily life that you hoped for. And I hope to see you again soon!

    June 2013
  • Laura is the definition of "hostess with the mostest". She is extremely warm, friendly, and helpful. She provided lots of information about Edisto and the surrounding area. Her breakfasts are fabulous. I cannot say enough about her hospitality.

    The house is gorgeous; large house, about two acres of live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, fabulous birds right there. Just a couple of miles from the beach with a bike rental guy right next door.

    All in all, this was a wonderful experience.

    June 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Wow! Thank you, Curly, so glad you felt at home and welcomed....because you truly were! Thank you for being such a delightful and fun guest, I truly enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you. Come back anytime!

    June 2013
  • Laura is warm and friendly, a delightful hostess who made our stay in her beautiful house such a pleasure. Surrounded by trees draped in spanish moss, the house is secluded but not isolated, and the beach is a short bike ride away. Each day we emerged from our comfortable and elegantly decorated room to enjoy breakfast on the balcony surrounded by birdsong. Each evening we returned there to relax as the shadows lengthened. We will always treasure the memories of our brief sojourn at Paradise Found. Thank you Laura.

    May 2013
    Laura
    Response from Laura:

    Thank you, Brian! It was a real treat to have you and Brigid visit here, so glad to know you enjoyed yourselves and felt pampered. Edisto is a special location and folks really seem to find peace here. Glad you both did as well! Hope to see you again in your - or my - travels!

    May 2013
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Garden City Senior High School, University of Connecticut, Adelphi University, Emory & Henry College
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Licensed Massage Therapist, former Interior/Exterior Designer, Landscape Design, Institutional Investments, Sales and Marketing
About
Come on down! I'm a Golden Girl at the beach, delving into life here on Edisto Island, in coastal South Carolina. The weather is lovely, the people are warm and welcoming, and calling it 'paradise' rings true every day. I first visited Edisto Island almost 20 years ago and felt jolted with a powerful connection with the island -- it's wildness, pristine beauty, and the incredible layers of historic meaning. I was lucky enough to move here full-time a few years ago. I enjoy sharing my home with friendly people who enjoy the luxurious touches I've prepared for them. As a South Carolina friend once said to me, "Life's too short to save dessert for last!". Edisto, surrounded by rivers, marshes, the fertile sea and land, domed with vast clear skies, is a natural place for healing and integration, for finding balance and renewal, and for exploring and having fun.
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