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 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, and takes advantage of the spectacular views of the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge (http://www.sciway.net/sc-photos/charleston-county/cape-romain.html).
The home overlooks the intracoastal waterway and a wide expanse of salt water estuary, marsh and old rice fields. Historical documents as well as artifacts discovered on the the property indicate that the property has been inhabited by Native Americans, as well as colonial and Civil War era peoples.
The interior of the home has a natural wood theme 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.
An open family room on the first floor includes an entertainment center, dining area and kitchen, with sliding glass doors which open
to the screen porch.
On the second floor are three bedrooms with queen beds. A second-floor gallery/sitting area opens onto a large porch which has very nice views of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and the Intracoastal Waterway.
On the horizon the two Cape Romain light houses are visible.
Each of the two porches has several comfortable rocking chairs suitable for relaxing with a book, birdwatching, contemplating nature, or perhaps enjoying an evening beverage 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.
The quaint village of McClellanville is 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 fascinating Village Museum has an diverse collection of exhibits to include Native American, Revolutionary War, low country rice culture, Civil War and local displays. A large Revolutionary War era pottery relic which was recently discovered on the Grace Point property by a 12 year old boy, is on display there.
It is about 20 minutes south to the nearest grocerey store, Lowes, Walmart and shopping area, and another 20 minutes to downtown Charleston with all of its shops, restaurants and historical attractions. Georgetown is 25 minutes north and has a lovely waterfront area with shopping and nice restaurants.
One of the best and most memorable features of Grace Point is the long dock walkway which extends from the mainland, crossing the marsh and a small island before terminating at the pier head with a floating dock on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Bird species to watch for include painted and indigo buntings, gulls, cranes,, the endangered oyster catcher, pelicans, herons, egrets, hawks, kites, and bald eagles. Deer and wild turkeys are frequently sighted. A pod of dolphins lives in this section of the waterway year around and, being naturally inquisitive, will often swim within a few feet of the dock.
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. Cast netting from the dock will produce shrimp and various small fish. Set a crab trap to catch blue crabs which are plentiful. A minnow trap placed in the creek under the walkway will provide plenty of live bait.
Local fishing guides are available, or you may bring your own boat. Should you be interested in fishing, kayaking, chartering or power 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 scenic boat ride out Five Fathom Creek will bring you to the beaches of the barrier islands to enjoy shelling, driftwood collecting, swimming, sun bathing, surf fishing (especially during Autumn) and opportunities for photography. The wide, pristine beaches have long gentle slopes. All of the beaches in the Refuge are protected habitats for sea turtle nesting sites as well as endangered sea birds.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3500 square feet
Queen, Queen, Queen, and Queen
8 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
- Swimming, hiking, kayaking, shelling on pristine barrier island beaches, dolphin watching,and watersports
- Exploring the Cape Romaine Wildlife Refuge estuarial ecosystem by boat or kayak
- Fishing, crabbing, shrimping, collecting oysters
- Artists and sculptors studios, art lessons in McClellanville
- Several excellent golf courses within 20-30 minutes
- Boating, water skiing, tubing, wake boarding
- Nature photography and birdwatching
Places of Interest
- Village of McClellanville
- Shrimp boat fleet, McClellanville Harbor
- 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
Wonderful home, beautiful setting. Owners could not have been more hospitable. Hope to return. Caroline and Rob Heyer ”
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
- Pets (with Approval)
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet