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Sea Islands, South Carolina

Carolina Sunrise on St. Helena Island

Waterfront, pet-friendly home with beach access, wrap-around deck, screened gazebo, and firepit

Enjoy a peaceful vacation on St. Helena Island, complete with a private beach and stunning sunrises.

Sleeping six, Carolina Sunrise is the perfect three-bedroom, two-bath waterfront home for your next Sea Islands escape. Guests can drift off to sleep in the king-sized primary bedroom, or in one of the two queen bedrooms.

The living room features a flat-screen television with internet TV, including Sling, Amazon, HBO, and other apps. There is plenty of seating and two sliding glass doors allowing access to the wrap-around deck. Enjoy preparing meals in the fully-equipped kitchen, which includes a Keurig coffee maker, as well as a drip coffee maker with a permanent filter. Serve your gourmet entrees at the six-person table, with additional seating at the counter. A charcoal grill is also available for your use.

To soak in the beauty of the outdoors, take your dining experience to the spacious back deck and enjoy dinner al-fresco style with gorgeous ocean views. You'll also find comfortable seating and a hammock. There is also a screened-in gazebo with a dining table which seats four, and just down the back steps you will find a patio with a fire pit. An outdoor shower is provided for your convenience as well.

As the name suggests, this home is perfect for sunrises and a fantastic place to fish and kayak. The beach in front of the home is ideal shell collecting. Spend your days at Hunting Island State Park with one of the best beaches in the area with a car pass included.

We encourage you to bring your four-legged friend, as dogs are accommodated for an additional fee of $300. No events with a higher number of guests than the occupancy of the house are permitted. Please be advised that this home can accommodate up to 3 vehicles.

*Part of the charm of this home is that it is located on a sandy road, thus eliminating traffic and road noise, but on extremely rainy days may not drain like a paved road.

Due to high visitation and staffing constraints, local area offerings such as restaurants, bars, shopping, and shared amenities may have limited hours or availability. Cell phone and internet service may also be impacted during high visitation periods. Please contact us directly to discuss the impact during your stay dates.

As our gift to you for booking with us, we offer free admission to select Sea Islands and Beaufort attractions. Called the Xplorie Program, our guests will receive one free adult admission ticket, per night stay, to attractions like the Kazoo Factory and a free kayak rental. It’s our way of saying, “Thanks!”

Please note that guests must be at least 21 years of age to rent this property.

Business License: BUSLIC-004658-2022
Zoning Permit: ZONE-000852-2022.

Reviews

79 Reviews
4.95 out of 579 Reviews
5.0
Beautiful home that has every detail taken care of. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this house to anyone traveling to this area.
KyleNovember 2022
5.0
We had a great time at the beach house! The house was very nice. We spent most of the time there because my husband loved fishing right there at the beach. It was our first time bringing our dogs on a trip with us and I was nervous. It worked out just fine! We brought our own crate but it was nice to know they had an extra crate if needed. Overall we would stay there again.
HeatherNovember 2022
5.0
CynthiaNovember 2022
5.0
Easy check in and accommodations were everything as advertised. Everything was clean as well We really enjoyed ourselves!
KevinOctober 2022
5.0
Natural Retreat had houses that were what I was looking for. I got a nice beachfront house that we could take the dogs to and they would be safe on the wrap around deck. There was good response to my questions. There were packets of everything we might need for washing clothes, dishes, cleaning counters, hair supplies, lotion, everything like that we would need. The house was totally clean and well supplied. This is our 3rd time getting a vacation home from NR and we are thrilled.
KarenOctober 2022
5.0
My whole experience was great from the day I booked our trip. Check in and check out we’re easy and I would definitely recommend to friends
DeniseSeptember 2022
5.0
AlessaSeptember 2022
5.0
The house was excellent no housekeeping issue at all...there was a few maintenance issues the toilet ran very slow, the sleeper sofa was broken, and the shower outside has a broken handle nothing too major. The biggest issue is the sand..especially in low tide is literally quicksand if you're not careful you'll sink and get stuck. They warn about the oyster beds and sea turtles but no mention of quicksand!
WilliamSeptember 2022
5.0
Natural retreats makes sure the property has everything needed in the home.
TerenceAugust 2022
5.0
Wonderful house! We had a blast!
JudyAugust 2022
5.0
Very pleased with the service and quality of our accommodations. I rarely give ratings of 10 to anything as that implies perfection.
GailAugust 2022
5.0
location, well-equipped kitchen and home, pet friendly, comfortable.
lindaJuly 2022
5.0
Everything was as described. We had a great vacation and everything was easy from start to finish
christinaJune 2022
5.0
JeffJune 2022
5.0
MichaelJune 2022
5.0
JessicaApril 2022
5.0
ErikMarch 2022
5.0
mckenzieMarch 2022
5.0
JessicaJanuary 2022
5.0
Excellent staff in the reservation process. Location and close proximity to local businesses and locally owned restaurants and venues. Well stocked rental property and quiet and relaxing outside facilities on the deck and patio areas.
MarionJanuary 2022
5.0
We had a lovely stay at Sea Pines. The location was spectacular, just steps from the ocean. The house was well appointed, with just about everything we might h needed. A first aid kit could not be located when my husband cut himself in the kitchen (I had a small one in my backpack, so it was OK). Other than that we had absolutely everything we might need. I would love to come back with a larger group.
KathrynDecember 2021
5.0
The home was beautifully set up for us, it had a gorgeous view. Everyone we interacted with was so kind and inviting. The area is just a wonderful place to visit. I would come back time and time again!
KerryDecember 2021
5.0
AngelaNovember 2021
5.0
JonNovember 2021
5.0
Everything went smoothly, great stay and clean accommodations. The house was just as described.
RodOctober 2021
5.0
The home was perfect, clean, and we had everything we needed. The NR staff was very helpful the entire stay. They even helped us find pizza to be delivered. We will be back!
SUSIEOctober 2021
5.0
LelandSeptember 2021
5.0
BrittneySeptember 2021
5.0
I appreciate your immediate response and action to resolved the issue.
MariettaAugust 2021
5.0
JessicaAugust 2021
5.0
Carolina Sunrise was amazing. It was everything we had hoped for and more. The property is very well taken care of and had everything we needed. The whole rental process was so easy and low key, which is a big plus for us! We can't wait to return. 🙂
ChristopherJuly 2021
5.0
the house was great!!!!!!!! The location was nice the beach was beautiful. we will visit again next year.
JamieJuly 2021
3.0
The house is great. Kitchen countertop is oversized to point that it is difficult to pass thru next to fridge to dining room. That area is so tight along with bar stools.
richardJuly 2021
5.0
Great communication, property was as described, and you could tell it was cleaned well.
ErikaJune 2021
5.0
leeJune 2021
5.0
LindaJune 2021
5.0
The check in/out process was super simple. The house & grounds were very clean and inviting. All around excellent experience!
DawnJune 2021
5.0
We had a great time on our stay. The home was great! Clean, well maintained and had everything we needed for our stay.
DougApril 2021
5.0
Excellent customer service and superb communication characterized the entire process with Natural Retreats. I'm a fan of overcommunication on the front end to avoid confusion later, and this was walked out completely. I will certainly look for more Natural Retreats properties going forward.
EricApril 2021
5.0
Very detailed oriented!!
BennieApril 2021
5.0
The house was perfect. Everything we needed was there and very clean. Wonderful stay for our family.
JenniferApril 2021
5.0
PeteMarch 2021
5.0
CarmynFebruary 2021
5.0
MelissaJanuary 2021
5.0
CaseyJanuary 2021
4.0
KathyJanuary 2021
5.0
NickDecember 2020
5.0
KathrynOctober 2020
5.0
SuzanneOctober 2020
5.0
CheriOctober 2020
5.0
KarenSeptember 2020
5.0
JessSeptember 2020
5.0
Wonderful relaxing week with family. Natural Retreats checked in with us with an impending hurricane, and kept us abreast of the latest data. With the hurricane moving away from our coast, we rode it out and had a fantastic week.
MichaelAugust 2020
5.0
The house was clean, great views, great location i could go on and on.
AllenAugust 2020
5.0
RebeccaJuly 2020
5.0
ChuckJuly 2020
5.0
MicheleJuly 2020
5.0
Great vacation from start to finish! The house was very clean!
CandaceJune 2020
5.0
The instructions were clear and the property was as beautiful as described.
stephanieJune 2020
5.0
Very nice and comfortable house with a beautiful ocean view that is enjoyed inside through ample windows and outside from the spacious deck.
AndrewMarch 2020
5.0
Staff was exceptionally friendly. House was spotless. House was in immaculate condition. Location is unbeatable. Ocean front with unencumbered views. We enjoyed the home so much That we cooked all our meals there and didn’t even leave to visit all the local attractions and fabulous restaurants. We will be back for sure
CaseyMarch 2020
4.0
RichardMarch 2020
5.0

Stunning views!!

Visited with my family during Thanksgiving. The house was clean, well appointed and comfortable. The veiw was amazing, lots of things to do inside and outside. Cannot say enough about our stay!!! Can't wait to visit again!!!
Momma DDecember 2019
5.0

Great view

We booked this residence as a home base for extended family member to visit our son as he graduated from USMC Parris Island. It was a short visit with family coming from out of state. We usually vacation in the less crowded beach areas of NC/SC, so this home was right in our wheel house. The area is somewhat rural and very low key, just what we like. The house found to be just as described in the description and photos. Oftentimes the online photos are not current and do not accurately represent the homes condition. This home was beautiful, very well equipped and impeccably clean. The kitchen had plenty of good quality utensils and dinnerware. The only thing to consider are if you have children or separate adults, there are no twin or bunk beds. Not a problem, just a consideration. Also, remember this house is found front not ocean front. Again, not a problem . The outdoor entertainment area was fantastic especially considering the local roadside seafood markets. We will be back.
VtorreNovember 2019
5.0

Beautiful View

Visited in October 2019 for the second time. Beautiful view. Relaxing accommodations. Can't wait to be back again next year!
Jon53October 2019
5.0

Beautiful views!

The house is nice and in a great location if you want to explore the low country. About an hour and a half to Charleston and Savannah for day trips. Near Beaufort and Hunting Island State Park. The bed in the master is comfortable and there are plenty of towels. We spent a lot of time on the deck listening to the water.
GlsoendkerSeptember 2019
5.0

Amazing View! Everything you need!

We stayed for a week in late July and it was gorgeous! Great for dogs, with three different places we could hose them off after playing in the beach. Saw dolphins in the sound one morning. Had everything we needed to stay entertained and relaxed!
KerryAugust 2019
5.0

Awesome stay!

This was a great family vacation for our family. Sleeps 8 (We had 7). It was fully stocked with everything you need in the kitchen, and nice linens, plus extras. Electronics through the house are updated, as are the appliances. Not much for swimming off the beach (Oyster beds) but the included pass to Hunting Island State park which has a fabulous swimming beach and is about a 15 min drive was perfect. House was clean!! If you are not into crowds this is the place for you. House stayed cool during the heat wave we just had. And pretty sure the house is soundproof, as we did not hear the active (and somewhat loud) crickets and "night noises" at all, nor did we hear the two thunderstorms that happened. Giving us a very peaceful retreat. We all enjoyed our stay.
MwitczekJuly 2019
5.0

Perfect

This home really was perfect for our family!! We could fish right in the back yard! We loved having a private beach right off the back porch. The house was great!
The MurphysJune 2019
5.0

Wonderful stay

My husband and I came here to get away before our daughters wedding and it was exactly what we were looking for. Amazing!!!
Amy49May 2019
5.0

Perfect location. Wonderful experience.

I rented this house for my husband's 40th birthday. It was exactly what we were looking for: a beach house where we could relax with friends for a few days. The house is right on top of the beach and has amazing views from inside the house too. there are so many spots to hangout outside that it really kept things fun. I would definitely go back!
Jennifer BApril 2019
5.0

Wonderful Stay

I visited this home in February with my family and we had a relaxing visit. We loved using the firepit and we roasted hot dogs and smores one night. We took several walks along the beach in the evenings as well. We loved the Hunting Island park pass that was included and enjoyed going up to the lighthouse for the great views! The mattress in the master is a foam mattress similar to a Tempur-pedic and was very comfy. Kitchen was well appointed. Would certainly return. We had some beautiful sunrises and even sunsets!
BARBRRMMRFebruary 2019
5.0

Beachfront Paradise!

If your looking for a relaxing home with plenty of outdoor space, a fully stocked kitchen and comfortable beds in the perfect location, Carolina Sunrise fits the bill. Tasteful décor, modern conveniences, and a private beach round out the vacation experience that our family was looking for. Located in a secluded neighborhood yet close to the State Park, restaurants, grocery and family activities. The multi-level decks and gazebo offer the ideal place for outdoor entertainment and relaxation. A wonderful fire-pit and charcoal BBQ provided the opportunity for us to enjoy cooking outdoors and relaxing the evening away by the fire listening to the sounds of the waves. The kids loved the private beach area and spent many hours collecting seashells and trying their hand at catching some local blue crab. Our family highly recommends this property, and Natural Retreats, as the guest service was outstanding, the home sparkling clean, and their attention to detail provided us with the perfect stress-free vacation. TIP: If you are looking for the "best" ever BBQ joint, stop at the Island BBQ Pit along the parkway and enjoy some of the best pulled pork and ribs in South Carolina. Nothing fancy but the BBQ is to die for.
RenosofiaApril 2018
5.0

Perfect getaway!

My husband and I were looking for the perfect long weekend getaway with our four-legged companion to de-stress, and oh boy, did we find a gem. There was a great mixture of outdoor and indoor living space. The view is unbelievable, and hearing the waves during high tide was just what we were looking for. It's a great spot for a short, 20-minute walk along the beach, multiple times a day, and it felt like you had the place to yourself. While we enjoyed the seclusion and amenities that the house offered, it was still close enough to partake in great local dives and a short trip to Beaufort. Truly hope to come back soon.
WeatherFanaticMarch 2018
5.0

Lovely place!

We visited Carolina Sunrise for 4 nights in February. It was wonderful! The house was great and the wraparound deck, gazebo and tiled fire pit area were great. The pass for Hunting Island State Park was a huge bonus as we spent time there every day. I would love to return for another visit if life allows!
Just Love DogsFebruary 2018
5.0

Everything You Need

My friend and I stayed first week of July. The views (especially sunrise) are remarkable. This home has everything you need. Kitchen is well appointed with anything you need to fix your meals. Bedrooms and Bathrooms comfortable. Outside there are plenty of chairs, tables, hammock, outside shower and hoses, great fire pit, and the gazebo was so awesome to sit in and have dinner, play cards, listen to music, and look at the beautiful surroundings. We saw dolphins, deer, birds, and lots of wild life and sea life. This is a very natural place that you felt was your own private sanctuary. The area has restaurants a few driving minutes away. We especially enjoyed Foolish Frog and Q on the Bay. Boondocks was closest and good also. A day trip to Savannah is only about 1 hour away. Local golf courses in area also great. I agree with other reviews that this is not a swimming beach, but the Hunting Beach pass provided allows you access to a huge swimming beach a few minutes away. Natural Retreats were great to work with from the staging of the home when we arrived (nice and cool with music playing and blinds open to the view of the sea) to their responsiveness the one time we needed them, I highly recommend them.
crkygalsJuly 2017
5.0

Wonderful Place

If you are looking for a relaxing private home on the intercostal waterway Port Royal Sound, this is place. I have never stayed on such a waterway and it is amazing to see. Hunting Island State Park is just down the road with park passes if you want to go to the Ocean side. Pictures do not do this house justice. It is awesome. I would stay again and recommend it to anyone.
clevetlJuly 2017
5.0

We loved the house and area

We loved this property, very secluded .we took our two dogs and they loved the wrap around porch . Home had everything we needed. We will be coming back next year ,
MarybMay 2017
5.0

Breathtaking!

I visited this home in October and was pleasantly surprised! This home was absolutely beautiful. The location of the home was more than I expected.
Simplyj15October 2016
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