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Gray Lady at Pawleys Island

Bedrooms 5
Space 1 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 12 Sleeps

The Gray Lady is a tradional style one-story ocean front beach house on the south end of Pawleys Island with a dock on the tidal creek. We have five bedrooms (two with queen beds, two with a pair of single beds, and one with two sets of bunks). One queen bedroom has a bath with shower. Two other bathrooms with tub/shower are shared by two bedrooms each. Main central area includes fully equipped kitchen with two refrigerators, dining table that seats eight adjacent to full length windows giving westerly view across the tidal marsh. Counter with barstools accommodates additional dining.

Screened porch across width of house on beach side with rocking chairs and rope hammock. Small screened 'reading' porch on tidal creek side. Creek dock is great place for watching gorgeous sunsets and fishing.

More Details

Lou Cecil Self
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

About Lou Cecil Self

Lou Self and Bee Jones are sisters who have enjoyed family vacations at Pawley's Island for over 50 years. We are fortunate to be able to continue to own this little cottage and offer it for use. It gives us great pleasure to share our little bit of South Carolina low country paradise.

Lou Cecil Self purchased this house in 1980

What makes this house unique

You will not find a more clean and cared for house kept up by do it yourselfers who just want to be able to keep this special place as a loving tribute to our parents. We have a wonderful 'wall of fame' with collage photos of many years of happy times at Pawley's. Our kitchen is equipped with 2 large refrigerators and useful necessities such as baggies, tin foil, spices. Plenty of pots and pans of various sizes for cooking and baking.

The back screened porch is a quiet haven for reading and watching wildlife in the marsh.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful house and wonderful location!

Great views of the beach and the creek.
Apr 2016
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Pawleys Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bath between front queen and back twin bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , private bath with back queen bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , between front twin and back bunk bedrooms
  • Guests/renters must bring their own bath towels. One roll of toilet paper is furnished. Guests must supplement. Soft soap is kept at the vanity. Guests must bring their own bath soaps and toiletries.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , shares a bathroom with front queen room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , front twin bedroom shares bathroom with back bunk bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds shares bathroom with front twin bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 'Master Bedroom' with private bath/shower only
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , shares a bath with back twin bedroom
  • Guests/renters must bring their own bed sheets and bath and beach towels.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Ocean side sun deck and screened porch with eight rocking chairs and rope hammock. Deck on tidal creek great for watching gorgeous sunsets. Full HVAC, 42-inch kitchen range with two ovens, two refrigerators with icemakers, TV w/VCR/DVD player, washer/dryer, ample parking on concrete driveway. Dining table seats eight comfortably with kitchen counter and barstools for additional eating space. Two enclosed 'outside' shower stalls(with hot and cold water). We have added wireless internet service. Note: Guests must provide own bed and bath linens.


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Gray Lady at Pawleys Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

We really love renting this house every year! It's perfect for 10 old friends ( women).

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect being on the ocean, but also having the creek and a dock right behind it! Also, what is very convenient is having 2 refrigerators. The front porch is also perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Awesome time - from The minute we stepped in the spotlessly clean house to the minute we left it!

  • 5 of 5

The home as well laid out with spacious bedrooms so that you have privacy. The kitchen is well stocked and the new dock on the bay side is great....the porch swing and rockers with the amazing view of the ocean are my favorites! ❤️

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We are happy to provide a respite for your vacation at the beach and glad that your stay was enjoyable.
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Very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Fun! Nice house and every need was met!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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great gathering/conversation spaces. ocean,ocean,ocean. just beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully maintained home 15 steps from the oceans edge. Decks galore, front deck overlooking the marsh, 2 more at different levels overlooking the beach. Huge kitchen eating area, 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, under home parking. We really enjoyed our stay and the owner could not have been more accommodating. I would highly recommend for any size family. Listen to the ocean when you go to bed and when you wake up. Sunrises are spectacular on the from deck.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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The property was in great shape, neat, clean, had all the things handy that we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We love staying in Gray Lady, its layout suits our family of three generations with a large open central space front to back and easy flow between bedrooms. Our favorite spaces are the long screened Oceanside porch, right on the beach, and the cozy creekside screened porch, great for viewing colorful sunsets. The new dock across the road is wonderful for quietly gazing at egrets, herons, and other marsh life.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We agree that the porches are a wonderful venue for those scenic beach and marsh views.
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A welcoming haven with views front and back

  • 5 of 5

This property is so very welcoming and accommodating. You can be in the kitchen fixing dinner and look out the front windows to the ocean, turn 180 degrees and look out the back windows to the marsh. I was able to bake a chiffon cake as there was an angle food cake pan in the kitchen; everything I needed was there! The new deck on the marsh was enjoyed in the late afternoons, and mornings could find us on the screened porch; heaven. Step onto the beach for walks with the changing ocean and tides right in front of you. We even saw lights on the crest of the waves at night! This is my favorite place in all of Pawley's Island!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We try to create an atmosphere of home away from home at The Gray Lady. So glad to know that you enjoyed a good week.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Myrtle Beach Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Litchfield Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* enjoy low-key vacation.

* lots of golf venues.

* Visit Brookgreen Gardens.

* rent kayaks for surf and creek.

* biking, walking, shelling.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* drifting in the creek.

* crabbing and fishing.

* games on the beach: bocce ball.

* read and rock on the porch.

* rest in the hammock.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* swim & build snadcastles.

* corn hole or bocce ball tourneys.

* crabbing.

* visti Brookgreen Gardens.

* visit Myrtle Beach attractions.

Very wide beach area in front of house at low tide - good for games or just sitting in the sun. Wading and crabbing in the creek. Great bird watching - look for bald eagle in top of highest tree across the tidal marsh. Surf and creek fishing. Area abounds with terrific golf venues available to the public. Unique shopping and some awfully good dining. Visit historic Georgetown (13 miles south) or the attractions of Myrtle Beach (25 miles north). Art patrons should not miss Brookgreen Gardens. Nature abounds: see the alligators at Huntington Beach Park, visit the Belle Baruch nature preserve and do your own 'birding' along the beach and tidal areas. Rent kayaks for fun in the surf or creek. Take floats to the south end at incoming tide and drift down the creek with the tide to the Gray Lady dock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

11% rental tax and $120.00 cleaning fee are added to the basic rental rate
The deposit (is calculated based on the rental date and rate) is collected upon submission of a rental contract. The balance is due at least 45 days prior to entry. The key is mailed when the total fee has been received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.