McClellanville, South Carolina
Beautiful Grace Point, Cape Romain, SC
Grace Point On Cape Romain
Grace Point provides families an alternative to the rapid pace of everyday life, and will appeal to those who are looking for a quiet, comfortable and relaxing coastal vacation.
Surrounded by a grove of live oaks, this two-story, 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom home was designed by an award-winning Charleston architectural firm. The result is a home that blends into the woodland and estuarial surroundings with minimal disruption of the beauty of the ecosystem, takes advantage of the spectacular views of the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge (http://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/charleston-county/cape-romain.html) , and provides a comfortable and roomy vacation experience.
The home is situated on the banks of the salt water estuary and marsh, and, based on the finding of ancient pottery on the property, apparently was inhabited long ago by Native Americans.
The interior of the home is comfortable, unpretentious and relaxing with cedar trim of all windows and doors, high ceilings, and heart of pine flooring throughout. The first floor features the master suite with queen bed and full bath and a view of the marsh through large sliding glass doors which open onto a generous screen porch.
A spacious, open family room on the first floor includes an entertainment center, dining area and kitchen, and opens
to the screen porch with a stainless gas grill.
On the second floor are three bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with two twin beds convertible to a king bed. A second-floor gallery/sitting area (complete with Foos Ball game table and flat screen television) opens onto a large porch which has spectacular views of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and the Intracoastal Waterway.
In the distance you can spot the two Cape Romain light houses. Each of the two porches has several comfortable rocking chairs suitable for relaxing with a book, simply contemplating nature, or perhaps enjoying an evening cocktail as darkness descends upon the marsh. Enjoy the pleasant serenity of the shrimp boats gliding along Five Fathom Creek,
There is secure wi-fi, a cd/dvd player as well as satellite TV in the living room and the master bedroom as well as Google Chromecast equipped flat screen TV in the upstairs gallery.
One of the best and most memorable features of the property is the walkway which extends from the mainland, across the marsh, oyster beds and tidal creek, and which terminates at the pier head with a floating dock on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Many species of song birds, including a painted bunting pair, sea birds and raptors are abundant. Bald eagles are not uncommon. Deer and wild turkeys are frequently sighted. At some point of your vacation, you probably will spot the pod of dolphins which live in this section of the waterway year around, and which usually have several babies in the pod.
A boat is not necessary to enjoy fishing, since red fish (spot tailed bass), sea trout, black drum, spot, croakers, and the occasional southern flounder can be caught from the dock. On high tides, red fish "tail" in the flats, and can be pursued by wading with spinning or fly rod. Practice cast net techniques from the dock as well set a crab trap. A minnow trap in the creek under the walkway will produce plenty of live bait. Swimming from the dock is exhilarating.
Local fishing guides are available, or you may bring your own boat. Alternatively, if you are a qualified operator of outboard motor boats, you may use our boats without charge after we determine your level of expertise. Should you be interested in fishing or boating, please call or email us well before your visit so that we can advise you of the various options which are available.
A short and beautiful ten minute boat ride out Five Fathom Creek will bring you to the beaches of the barrier islands where excellent shelling, driftwood collecting, swimming, surf fishing and opportunities for photography abound. The wide, pristine beaches have long gentle slopes. All of the beaches in the Refuge are protected habitats for sea turtle nesting sites and endangered sea birds.
The village of McClellanville is a small and quaint village laden with huge, graceful live oaks draped with Spanish moss. Traditional southern style homes, several on the national historical register, line the quiet streets. The wooden shrimp boat fleet, one of the few remaining in the country, is worth a look down on the docks.
There are a couple of restaurants, the most interesting of which is T.W. Graham's, an old hardware store converted into a restaurant which specializes in fresh local seafood as well as local characters. Down on the shrimp boat docks there is a local seafood store where you can purchase fresh shrimp, fish, crabs, and, in season, the famous McClellanville oysters. The Palmetto Store is an old style all-purpose country store which has basic food stocks, frozen and dry goods and beverages as well as fishing, household and hardware supplies.
The Village Museum has an diverse collection of Native American, Revolutionary War, Civil War and local exhibits including a large Native American pottery relic which was recently discovered on our property by a 12 year old boy.
It is about 20 minutes south to Awendaw and the nearest grocerey store and shopping area, and another 20 minutes to Charleston. Georgetown is 25 minutes north. Plenty of restaurants and shopping in both directions.
We would love to host you.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3500 square feet
Queen, Queen, Queen, and 2x Twin
10 guests maximum
Charleston, SC or Myrtle Beach, SC
By car, 40 minutes by from Charleston Airport, or 1 hour 10 minutes from Myrtle Beach International Airport
Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouses, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Bulls Bay
Activities of Interest
- Birding, Hiking, Shelling on deserted National Wildlife protected beaches, Dolphin Watching, swimming and watersports
- Exporing the Cape Romaine Wildlife Refuge estuarial ecosystem by boat or kayak
- Fishing, shrimping, crabbing, collecting oysters and clams
- Visiting local artists and sculptors studios in McClellanville
- Several excellent golf courses within 20-30 minutes
- Boating, water skiing, wake boarding
- Nature photography
Places of Interest
- Village of McClellanville
- Hampton Plantation (Home of SC Poet Laureate Archibald Rutledge)
- The Sewee Visitor Center and Red Wolf Preserve http://www.sctrails.net/trails/alltrails/Interpretive/SeweeVisCntr.html
- The Avian Conservation Center http://www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org/
- T.W. Graham's Restaurant, McClellanville, SC twgrahamandco.com/
- The Village Museum, McClellanville, SC villagemuseum.com
A fabulous property for any family looking for peace and tranquillity!
Arriving at the location we were stunned by the beauty of the area and then upon opening the door to the home, we felt the love that has gone into the home as it radiated through us! The birds, dolphins, and other wildlife were amazing, the views for miles just brought such peace. The nearby town is precious with wonderful, laid back dining and very friendly people everywhere. Best of all was the friendliness and congeniality of the owners!”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Covered Parking
- DVD Player
- High Speed Internet
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo