We are delighted to be featured in the October/November issue of Charlotte Home Design and Decor magazine with an article by Brandy Snow entitled "Finding Peace in Paradise". This piece beautifully characterizes the Pawleys Island area, also known as the Hammock Coast, and the wonderful lifestyle experienced by those who have the pleasure to call it home. Photography for the article was shot by Peace Sotheby's International Realty's very own COO, Brian Fournier.
Happy 4th of July weekend from Peace Sotheby's International Realty! Many of this year's celebrations will be different, but we hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday. For our nation's birthday, we're looking at homes decorated inside or outside in red, white, and blue. To learn more about these listings or to schedule a showing, click the home's image or contact one of our agents.
Ricefields Plantation | Pawleys Island
4 BED| 3 BATH
Historic District | Georgetown
4 BED| 2.5 BATH
Wedgefield Plantation | Georgetown
5 BED| 3 BATH
Wedgefield Plantation | Georgetown
3 BED| 4.5 BATH
Prince George Ocean | Pawleys Island
4 BED| 4 BATH
Oak Lea | Pawleys Island
4 BED| 3.5 BATH
4 BED| 2 BATH
Pawleys Plantation | Pawleys Island
4 BED| 3.5 BATH
2709 S Ocean Boulevard, Unit 903
Ocean Blue | Myrtle Beach
5 BED| 4 BATH
Today is National Plan for Vacation Day, a day established by the US Travel Association to encourage American workers to plan ahead in order to make the most of the vacation days they earn by travelling. One way to prepare for vacations in years to come is by finding the second home of your dreams in your favorite destination. Imagine spending time-off annually in the same special place, a tradition to look forward to throughout the year, and memories that you will cherish and grow with each trip.
Your home away from home should foster a sense of personal relaxation and sanctuary. After all, a vacation is meant to be an escape from the busyness of everyday life. For you, this could mean turning off your phone and relaxing by the pool, going out for a fishing expedition in new waters, learning the history and culture of the area you're visiting, playing a round of 18 holes on a challenging golf course, or becoming a true tourist by exploring the latest sights & attractions. Knowing how you like to unwind is key to discovering your ideal vacation home. Along the Grand Strand, there is truly something for everyone and every lifestyle. Let's explore a few of the cities here to find the location that best suits your vacation style.
The low-key, laidback atmosphere of Pawleys Island allows you to slow down and take a step back to fall into the easy rhythm of island living. Our community's distinct character and lowcountry charm have made it a refreshing location for new visitors and a traditional spot for generations every summer. The beautiful natural amenities, perfectly manicured golf courses, and locally owned shops and restaurants immediately make you feel at home here. From resorts like Litchfield by the Sea to the private community of DeBordieu Colony, you will find a like-minded sense of peace throughout Pawleys Island.
Murrells Inlet is the fisher's paradise. Whether you want to fish along the Garden City seashore, board a boat with an experienced captain to deeper waters, camp out at Huntington Beach State Park, admire the preservation of wildlife and artwork at Brookgreen Gardens, or dine on the specialities of the "seafood capital of South Carolina", this quaint town will capture your heart as soon as you experience the mezmerizing marsh views.
If activity, experiences, and adventure are your top priorities on vacation, Myrtle Beach will keep you on the move. In addition to the gorgeous Atlantic oceanfront, you will find entertainment hubs like The Market Common, Broadway at the Beach, and Barefoot Landing which offer dining, shopping, shows, and more. Myrtle Beach is also a world famous family destination. Mini golf courses, the SkyWheel, and EdVenture Children's Museum are spots that little ones will love; meanwhile, older kids and teens may enjoy one of the many ropes courses and ziplines, Rockin' Jump trampoline park, or Shark Wave Park an aquatic sports complex. For those with a competitive nature, TopGolf or Dave & Buster's will be a hit. Being in Myrtle Beach will keep you at the center of excitement for every age and interest.
Wherever you choose to call home here, a member of our team would love the opportunity to help you find your second home or primary residence here along the South Carolina coast. Explore classic beach homes, oceanfront condos, golf community homesites, interval ownerships, and more with an expert sales associate who knows the local area and understands our market. Please visit our Contact or Agents page to reach out and learn more about life along the Grand Strand.
The month of January marks a great start to 2020 with several successfully sold and marketed properties from our team. To celebrate, we're hearing from a few of the sales associates who artfully matched buyers and sellers for these properties stretching from Myrtle Beach to Historic Georgetown.
Relationships are invaluable to our agents. Sales associates Lindy Shealy Mickle, who represented the seller, and Denise Talbert, who represented the buyer, recently worked together on the sale of 549 Beach Bridge Road in Prince George Ocean. "Prince George is such a unique, beautiful community in the Pawleys Island area. As the sellers' agent, I really enjoyed representing the neighborhood and this exceptional oceanfront home. This was a great experience for so many reasons. Mainly because I met a great friend," Lindy says. Denise affirms that she made a great connection with her buyer as well, "I too feel I made a lifelong friend in my client from the sale of Beach Bridge. What an amazing experience and learning opportunity."
The Church Team was also able to begin a special relationship representing the sellers of 91 Pinckney Road in DeBordieu Colony. Elisabeth Church recalls, "The owners said we were exactly what they needed for selling their home, giving them peace of mind and freedom from worry throughout the process." The Church Team and their sellers are certain to continue their new found friendship into the future.
Friendships built throughout a real estate journey last for many years to come. In North Litchfield, Darissa Thompson said, "It is such an honor to work with my seller clients on 1011 Parker Drive. For 16 years now, I have worked with them in both buying and selling different properties in our area." Likewise, Jennifer Nichols' recent sale of 410 Mooreland Drive in Myrtle Beach served her sellers who she has known and helped for several years.
Every home has a story to tell and each new owner begins a fresh chapter in it. In celebration of buying her future residence of 614 Prince Street, sales associate Rhonda Bryant Sawyer excitedly announced on her Facebook page, "Scott and I are so excited to be moving to GEORGETOWN! We are looking forward to making some new memories in this historic house! Built between 1740-1750, it certainly is HISTORIC. We are thrilled to be the newest residents of the Sampson-Hamby-Ward House. Thanks to Toby Avant for all of your help!" Toby Avant, a sales associate from our DeBordieu office, was the listing agent for this unique and locally significant home. He says, "I was proud and honored to represent such a special home in Georgetown. I was hoping that someone from the area would purchase this beautiful home and was elated to help Rhonda (a fellow agent) and her husband Scott acquire it."
Every home is a work of art. Perry Peace was excited to represent the recently sold 48 Wallace Pate Dr S in DeBordieu Colony, reflecting that "this estate style property has a great architectural flair. It was a pleasure working with both buyer and seller." Geoff Groat held similar sentiments on the beauty of his recently sold listing, 76 Sandy Ridge Loop located in The Reserve."The listing and sale of this extraordinary residence demonstrates our strength at Peace Sotheby's International Realty to bring purchasers and sellers together," as reflected by Geoff.
Your home is more than a building or an address. It's where you experience life, connection, and growth. The real estate team you chose to represent your property should be as exceptional as you are, and as your next chapter is going to be. In the Grand Strand, only Peace Sotheby's International Realty offers unrivaled service and limitless opportunities. Let's have a conversation, visit our Contact page or call 843.237.7711 today.
The city of Georgetown will hold its 30th Annual Wooden Boat Show this weekend. A time-honored tradition that locals look forward to all year round, the Wooden Boat Show always takes place on the third weekend of October. The first of the festivities begin tomorrow evening at the Exhibitor Welcome Reception and Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta; so, today we are taking a walk down memory lane with photos from our team members at the show over the years. You are sure to see just how special the Wooden Boat Show is to us!
The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show celebrates our port city's history, maritime heritage, and aquatic activities that have shaped the community. Seated on the Atlantic Coast's Winyah Bay with five rivers running throughout the county, it is easy to see why boating and fishing have become an integral part of life in Georgetown. People of all ages enjoy time on the water as a pastime, sport, and/or career. The Wooden Boat Show serves as a celebration of these widely held sentiments in the hearts of residents and visitors alike.
Hampton Peace and his wife Boo at the Boat Show years ago
(Photo taken by Boat Show Photographer and provided by Hampton Peace)
On display for the exhibit, you will see masterfully crafted classic boats, kayaks, and yachts, but that's not all. There is truly something for everyone: live music, art & crafts displays, knot tying demonstrations, building competitions, rowing races, educational exhibits, and more.
Photo by Perry Peace
Kids will especially enjoy the opportunity to build and test their own model boat on Saturday afternoon; then on Sunday, families can watch as the youngest sailors ages 8 to 15 embark in actual boats and race from the docks at Francis Marion Park for the South Carolina Maritime Museum's Youth Sailing Program Opti Pram Regatta.
Photos by Perry Peace
To see the full schedule of events and learn more about the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show this weekend, please visit www.woodenboatshow.com . We hope to see you there!
In honor of the 30th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show taking place this weekend, today we are highlighting the wonderful community of Historic Georgetown. Come explore this quaint waterfront community with us.
By land or by sea, Georgetown, South Carolina is easily accessible and located just off of Highway 17 between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Boats may navigate to the Intracoastal Waterway, Black River, and Pee Dee River from the famous city port and Winyah Bay, a natural resource for which Georgetown is most well-known. The heart of the community resides along Front Street where shopping, dining, museums, event venues, and local culture thrives.
Surrounded by live oak lined streets, Georgetown is the 3rd oldest city in the state of South Carolina and is filled with antiquity, southern charm and an attractive personality. It can be difficult to decide which is more astonishingly preserved: the downtown dotted with dozens of pre-Revolutionary buildings or the riches of Georgetown's unspoiled coast.
You can experience one of these pre-Revolutionary, Georgetown homes built sometime between 1740 and 1750, 614 Prince Street or the Sampson-Hamby-Ward House, in the video tour below. This home is currently listed by sales associate Toby Avant.
Just a few blocks over on Broad Street, you will find another stylish & historic gem that dates back to the early 1900's. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath Colonial style home was remodeled in 2012 to maintain modern comforts in an antique space. This residence is currently listed by sales associate Jack Pate.
As a reflection of its rich maritime history as a port city, Georgetown hosts its annual Wooden Boat Show every October on the third weekend of the month. Thousands gather to celebrate the art and heritage of boat-making, sailing, fishing, and more with a weekend-filled with festivities and fun for all ages in the Historic Downtown area. Don't miss this year's event taking place on October 19th and 20th!
Georgetown's charm and quality of life hasn't gone unnoticed. Named by Outside Magazine as one of its "Top Ten Best Towns 2004," Georgetown is renowned for its distinctive riverfront shops and restaurants. In 2018, Georgetown was voted #1 Best Coastal Small Town on USAToday's 10Best website and ranked within the Top 10 again in 2019. From the moment you step onto Front Street or make your way down the Harbor Walk, you will fall in love with Georgetown.
To see homes and properties currently for sale in Historic Georgetown, please visit the link below or contact one of our sales agents:
An easy way to have the best of both worlds, ocean and river, is by living in the exquisite and privately gated Prince George community. Extending across Highway 17 to include both ocean and riverfront properties, Prince George's 1,900 acres portray the natural beauty of this historic area. Many of the properties sit atop the sites of former rice fields and hunting estates. The winding tidal creeks and wetlands that rise and fall with the tides are a beautiful depiction of low country living. A perfect example of this lifestyle in Prince George can be found at 727 Beach Bridge Road, our extraordinary property of the month for July.
The timeless appeal of low country living is apparent when looking at the endless ocean and marsh views visible from many of the rooms in this house. A beautifully curved three-story stairway can be seen upon entering the house, leading up to multiple rooms perfect for relaxing in.
A few short steps through the grand foyer lead to the living room and its stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. This space merges with the open kitchen, complete with Viking appliances and an informal dining area situated in front of the beach-facing windows. There is also a formal dining room right off of the kitchen that is perfect for entertaining.
The house was built in 2001 and has 7 bedrooms and 7 full- and 2 partial baths, many of which have windows overlooking the ocean that are perfect for watching the sunrise on the horizon. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and displays the beauty of the low country lifestyle through the decor and design. The master suite offers its own sitting room, fire place, and luxurious bath with a view.
With plenty of opportunities to see the ocean from the house, it comes no surprise that the beach is mere yards from the house. Whether you're enjoying the ocean breeze from one of the many porches the house provides or walking along the boardwalk to the sea, this house makes it easy to see the ocean in a whole new light.
The river side of Prince George provides a marina and clubhouse for the use of property owners, granting easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway and all its splendor. Local attractions such as Sandy Island are just a quick boat ride away. The ocean side of Prince George has many amenities for the residents to use as well. The clubhouse is a great place to host events and includes a pool and tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. The beach access is just a short walk or car/golf cart ride away.
To take a virtual tour, schedule a showing, or learn more about 727 Beach Bridge Road presented by Carol Jayroe and Rhonda Bryant, please visit the listing's web page here.
This blog post was written by guest contributor Harper Beard, summer marketing intern for Peace Sotheby's International Realty.