What’s a vacation to the beach without bringing along the whole family, including its four-legged members? Luckily, we have a collection of amazing Isle of Palms pet-friendly rentals that will allow you to do just that! Wake up with your little buddy to go on a sunrise beach walk or spend lazy afternoons lounging out on a spacious porch. Cruise around town and look for the best pet-friendly patios, and maybe stop by the local market to pick them up a treat—your pet can have their dream vacation too when you reserve one of our Isle of Palms pet-friendly rentals!
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A Wide Variety of Rentals to Fit Your Needs—And Your Pet’s!
Escaping for a quick weekend away and want to bring Fido, or having a once-a-year family reunion on the beach? We have a rental that’s just right for you both! We’re pleased to offer a great selection of Isle of Palms pet-friendly rentals—everything from small and cozy homes down the street from the beach to properties right on the ocean with direct beach access and room to host guests in the double digits. Fully-equipped kitchens in all of our properties means you can easily store and have an organized place for your pet’s food and clean up after meals without a problem—maybe even make a few of your own! Our pet-friendly rentals in Isle of Palms SC don’t sacrifice on quality either, so you can expect welcoming and comfortable Isle of Palms Oceanfront Rentals, and likely features include flat-screen televisions, internet access, and laundry capabilities.
Outdoor Spaces for Exploring and Relaxing
Many of our Isle of Palms pet-friendly rentals are hosts of gorgeous outdoor spaces, whether it’s a private backyard or a large deck with ocean views. Enjoy relaxing in the sunshine together or play a game of fetch on a green lawn, then head over to the beach for more fun. Plenty of our homes have areas made for lounging and taking in the ocean air too. After a morning exploring Charleston or the backwaters around the island with your best, furry friend, you can spend a lazy afternoon out on the screened-in porch enjoying that ocean breeze.
Exploring Isle of Palms and More
When you’re not busy making the most of your pet-friendly Isle of Palms rental, you can take your pet out to see the sights, like local parks and beaches during designated times.
Isle of Palms beach can get a little crowded during peak times in the summer, but you can enjoy fun on the beach with your pet during the beach’s dog-friendly, off-leash beach hours. If your dog loves to play in the surf and chase seagulls, then make note of these off-leash hours. Doggy hours on the beach are from 5am to 8am from April 1st through September 14th, and 4pm to 10pm from September 15th through March 31st. Just keep an eye on your pet and have their leash in hand while you both are out enjoying the beach and playing the waves. And the beach has plenty of amenities too, from restrooms and showers to vending machines where you can grab a cool soda or water. Renting a beach umbrella is always a good idea, as it can provide a nice, shady spot for you and your dog to relax and stay cool, as well as holding your spot while you’re in the water or strolling along the surf.
There is one dog park on Isle of Palms and a multitude of dog parks and dog-friendly parks in and around Charleston, including Brittlebank Park, Hazel Parker Playground and Dog Run, Colonial Lake Park, and Riverfront Park Dog Park. The fenced Bark Park on Isle of Palms is open from sunrise to sunset and features drinking fountains (for both you and your pet) and toys. One thing to note – dogs are welcome, but kids are not allowed in the park.
Want to take your pet along as you explore the island and surrounding area? A nice, cool way to get around is the dog-friendly Charleston Water Taxi. The water taxi stops at five different locations in Charleston, so you and your pet can enjoy a fun boat ride and do a little dolphin watching while you’re exploring this historic city. Love ghost tours? No problem. Several ghost tours in Charleston allow leashed, well-behaved dogs along for ghostly fun. And there are walking tours, water tours, and carriage tours that allow furry friends too.
Nearby Mount Pleasant has a few dog parks too, as well as being home to Boone Hall Plantation and other Isle of Palms plantations. While dogs aren’t allowed on the house tours, they are welcome as you explore the extensive gardens and grounds. Boone Hall is a national historic district comprising over 700 acres, and includes the 1936 Colonial-Revival main house, brick slave cabins (dating from the 1790’s), pergolas, the Cotton Gin house, and a cylindrical brick smokehouse (circa 1750). The grounds include the cultivated fields of seasonal crops, preserved wetlands, the formal landscaped gardens, and The Avenue of Oaks (a lovely allée of over 88 live oaks and one lone magnolia). The farm is still operational, and its farm-to-table program supplies produce for over 30 area businesses and restaurants.
Take a day trip to nearby Sullivan’s Island and step back in time with a visit to the Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historic Park. While dogs aren’t permitted within the forts themselves or the Visitor’s Center buildings, leashed pets are allowed as you explore the paths, trails and grounds around Fort Moultrie and the Visitor’s Center. Climb to the top of the museum for a great view of the fort. The grounds around Fort Moultrie are extensive, with plenty of informative signs, lots of canons, bunkers, the battery, and the beach. The original Fort Moultrie was constructed using soft palmetto logs, and from the American Revolution through both World Wars, guarded the Charleston harbor and coastline until 1947. If you take the tour boat or your own boat out to the remains of Fort Sumter, you’ll be stepping onto the site of the start of the Civil War. Fort Moultrie is also the site of several gravesites, including that of Major General William Moultrie. After the war, Fort Moultrie was named in his honor for having successfully led the state militia as they stopped the British from overtaking Charleston in 1776, and he was later elected as the 35th Governor of South Carolina in 1785. The Fort is also the resting place for Chief Osceola, a leader of the Seminole people. He helped lead the Seminole’s resistance when the United States wanted to remove the tribe from their native Florida (to make room for more agriculture) to territories west of the Mississippi River. After the Dade Massacre, he was captured during ‘peace talks’ and imprisoned in St. Augustine and later moved to Fort Moultrie where he died.
A Memorable Vacation with Your Furry Friend
If you’re ready to book your vacation in one of our Isle of Palms pet-friendly rentals, Carroll Realty Inc. can help you pick just the right property, and go over any additional information, including fees and restrictions. We’re ready to help you book your dream Vacation Rental at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, so give us a call today!