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Sea Oaks Retreat -Private Pool/spa - sleeps 10+ Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Welcome to Sea Oaks Retreat, our vacation getaway in sea side Pawleys Island, SC! Sea Oaks Retreat is a very private home, close to the beach and a step or so away from the Litchfield golf club, Pawleys Islands original recreational golf resort enclave with beaches near by, tennis, a driving range, superior golf and club restaurant at your disposal.

The landscape of this single family estate is adorned with old live oak trees providing dappled light for cool outside activities and from which we derived our name. Ocean swimming and sunning on the beach are just a short 3 minute drive across 17 or just jump into our private heated pool and spa.

Our retreat sports gracious Charleston architecture and design, spacious entertaining areas including 3 living rooms, bright terraces overlooking lawns and gardens, a private pool and spa. The rear garden/lawn over looking the distant fairway, is fenced so your four footed loved ones can run to his or her hearts content.

So bring the family, bring your dogs, bring your Mother-in-law to Sea Oaks Retreat as vacations are just not complete without them...or not! Mother-in-laws...thats your problem.

This gracious two story pastel painted brick Charleston style designed home, with an entrance opening into a two story circular staired foyer entrance. The stairs lead to the 2nd floor with 3 oversized bedrooms, each with sitting areas and two with an adjoining separate Nursery/Office/Dressing Room. The first floor master suite includes a sitting area, its own large spa tub and a walk-in closet. There are 3.5 baths in all, 4100 sq ft of 3 zoned, temperature controlled living space, situated on a maturely planted, private one acre site, with a oversized 2 car garage, comfortable off street parking, abundant, sunfilled terraces, 1.0 acre of mature fenced in lawns and garden areas.

To the rear of the home is situated a gorgeous saline heated pool and spa, private terraces for sunning and entertaining, a grand 24 x 34 foot vaulted ceiling, sun filled, well appointed solarium with dry bar, fireplace, widescreen video, and surround sound audio which is available in many rooms including the adjoining terrace.

Also included is a large breakfast dining area, dining bar with seating for 9, ample kitchen with adequate amenities including a double oven, dining room with leather seating for 10, a large library with wide screen media sectional seating, desk for any office work, and additional fireplace.

Feel free to call or e-mail and we will send you additional photos and information regarding your plans or visit www.seaoaksretreat. com for more information. We look forward to your stay at Sea Oaks Retreat!

More Details

Jonathan Schmitz
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Jonathan Schmitz

We are interior decorators from CT who have enjoyed, over the years, renovating and furnishing distinctive homes from CT to NH and SC. We have gained great pleasure and gratitude knowing folks have enjoyed staying our our homes and found rest and rejuvenation.

Jonathan Schmitz purchased this house in 2009

Why Jonathan Schmitz chose Pawleys Island

Sea Oaks Retreat presented itself as a good balance between, having a home near the sea, a large private setting(the largest property in the Litchfield Country Club Area), a spacious layout for entertaining yet large bedroom suites to retreat to for quiet time.

What makes this house unique

As can be seen in the photos here and at our website,, both the architecture, finishes and details of our home creates an atmosphere which is both engaging and slightly exotic, yet comfortable and calming. One has the sea, golf, fine restaurants, sports and supply purveyors near by yet the scale and privacy of a property that sets the stage for entertaining, having guests and creating great memories.

Here is a list/links some local favorites:

Brookgreen Gardens:

Hobcaw Barony (the Belle Baruch Institute) :

Huntington State Park:

Broadway at the Beach: Hopsewee Plantation and Tea room

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Karen & Jon,

We must once again THANK YOU for another delightful week at SOR! The weather did not work in our favor this week, but that didn't stop us from enjoying our delightful surroundings, and your beautiful home. We'll be back, so hope you will have us!
Jun 2017
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Pawleys Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd Fl Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    2nd Fl East Bedrm Bath - toilet , shower , Adjoins East Bedroom and includes a lg dressing Rm/office
    1st Fl Foyer Half Bathroom - toilet
    Master Bath on 1st floor - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bath is large w/ a separate water closet and walk-in closet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Master suite is on the first floor
    Library pull out sofa - 2 queen , The Library has a pull out sofa with inflatable mattress
    East 2nd Fl Bedrm Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Has Nursery/Office/Dress rm, private bath, sofa/sitting area
    South 2nd Fl Bedrm - 1 king , has sitting area w/ sofa
    West 2nd Fl Bedrm Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Has Nursery/Office/Dress rm, attached bath, sofa/sitting are
  • Sea Oaks Retreat has 4 large bedrooms, 3 are en suite with adjoining bath and dressing room with desks. The bedrooms have sofas, chairs and TV's. All beds are Kings. Two of the 2nd floor ensuites have separate Nursery/Dressing/Office Rm. There is a very nice pull out queen sofa in the library that sports and motorized inflatable mattress. We also have an inflatable double mattress as needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A visit to Sea Oaks should be a time for solitude, recreation, walks on the beach, perfecting ones golf strokes, attending to things personal. Our home offers a large setting to accommodate 10+ guests with 4 king bed bedrooms, pull out queen and a bunk bed,. All suites have their own TV with ROKU and sitting areas for those who wish to retire from group activities and enjoy their own space. The library sports a queen sleeper sofa with comfortable automatic air mattress . Our pet friendly home as well sports pet grooming equipment in the laundry and a fenced in rear half acre lawn/garden area that is separated by an additional fence from the pool-terrace area for appropriate pet control. Golf and dining are a walk away at the Litchfield Country Club, or take to the streets and quiet alleyways of for all that Pawleys Island has to offer in dining, shopping, and old fashion family fun. Or take a longer drive to Myrtle Beach and enjoy the hub-bub and attractions that this entertainment mecca has to offer knowing you can go back to the quiet solitude of Sea Oaks Retreat at the end of the day. Entertain family & guests on our expansive private pool & Heated spa detailed terrace with distant views of the Litchfield Country Club 9th hole fairway. A large gas grill is on the terrace to round out food preparation options. Feel free to call or e-mail and we will send you additional photos and information regarding your plans or visit www.seaoaksretreat. com for more information. We look forward to your stay at Sea Oaks Retreat


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

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"Pinky" as we called her was a great size - our extended family of nine had plenty of room to spread out with our own space, and lots of seating to also be together. Pool was small but made the younger crowd happy. Kitchen is well stocked, washer and dryer were so handy. Only problem was beach towels - be sure to bring your own. Pawleys Island itself is a great little town, but beach parking is non-existent. We ended up buying the $50 weeklong pass at Huntington State Park and that was the winning solution! Lowe's Foods will deliver groceries for a $20 fee - great way to get your essentials stocked. Enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our Sea Oaks Retreat home! Huntington State Park, just a mile or so north of us is a great experience with miles of mostly 'deserted' beaches, nature trails with various eco(salt & fresh water) systems and other amenities. Yes the closest beach access to our house parking gets jammed early on during high season, so Huntington Park is the way to go. I did not know that Lowes delivered awesome service and they sell growlers of artisanal beer that they keep on tap! Perhaps we can have a visitor from Minnesota in the future....thanks for staying with us! Jonathan
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Pawleys Island


  • 5 of 5

Best vacation we have had in many years thanks in no small part to the beautiful Sea Oaks Retreat. Perfect location. Outstanding pool, spa & solarium. Highly recommend to anyone that loves a relaxing retreat to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Myrtle Beach International
Nearest Golf
Litchfield Country Club, plus 50 more!
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Many within .5 miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Atlantic Shore
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Sea, See, Ski, Walk the beach.

* Walk, Talk, Sleep, Golf,.

* Eat, Read, Rest, Run, Shell.

* Tennis, Golf, biking, fishing.

* Huge, Love, Thoughtful thinking.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk the beach and listen to the flutter of Piper wings!.

* walk the beach and watch porpoise's loop in the waters.

* Kayak in Murrells Inlet.

* Oyster & Clam in Murrells Inlet.

* Bike the Pawleys Island bike route to Murrells Inlet.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Cherish the moment.

* Let the quiet of Sea Oaks melt away life's noise.

* Visit Pawleys Island Bakery for the best Donuts!.

* Visit Historic Georgetown.

* Minature Golf galour in Myrtle Beach.

With Golf a walk away, our private pool and spa at your door as starters one can find tennis at Litchfield CC, a miraid of health and fitness acitvities at HeathPoint...just outside the entrance to our Litchfield Country Club community, boating, fishing, clamming, kayaking, shopping, fine fooding and an endless array of activities in town, in Georgetown, and in more distant Myrtle Beach(20 miles) or perhaps a day trip to Charleston(50 miles). There is Huntington State Park that stretches 2 miles along our shore to hike and beach and sun at, there is the famous Brookfield Gardens to walk and appreciate a grand array of plantings and garden designs. Its just nice to know you can exercise your fascinations on the Grand Strand knowing you can come home to Sea Oaks Retreat to rest for another day!

Feel free to call or e-mail and we will send you additional photos and information regarding your plans or visit www.seaoaksretreat. com for more information. We look forward to your stay at Sea Oaks Retreat!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

Weekly Rate: $2650 - $3695
Monthly Rate: $7400 - $11000

Start Date End Date Rate
01/01/15 - 03/25/15 $ 2650.00/wk.
03/25/14 - 05/23/15 $ 2750.00/wk.
05/23/14 - 06/06/14 $ 3200.00/wk.
06/06/14 - 08/22/15 $ 3675.00/wk.
08/22/145- 09/12/15 $ 3200.00/wk.
09/12/15 - 12/30/15 $ 2750.00/wk.
10/26/14-12/31/14 $2750.00/wk w/ exception of holiday times
Full Monthly Summer & Winter rates

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.