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
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.
Today is the first official day of spring! With the change of seasons, there comes countless more reasons to love the Pawleys Island area during this special time of year. Take a look at just a few of our sales team's favorite things about springtime in our home.
Many residents love seeing the return of plants and wildlife that accompanies the arrival of spring here. Claire Yarborough can't wait to see "Dogwoods and Azaleas ladened with blooms heralding the new season." Denise Talbert loves to watch the birds return and empty her feeders.
In addition to welcoming flora and fauna, Spring Break brings many new faces to our area as well as returning friends and family. It also provides a great opportunity to take advantage of all the local amenities and indulge in an exciting "staycation" at home. Kat Loftus loves seeing all the Spring Break families who visit in March and April. She also looks forward to sunrise Easter services along the beach.
Warm and sunny weather gives residents the opportunity to spend more time outdoors and on the water partaking in the many aquatic activities available here like fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, or boating. Lindy Mickle looks forward to springtime because "flounder fishing is coming up!" Living along or near the waterfront, you can enjoy being spectator of these activities too. Paul Yarborough likes this time of year because the marsh grass greens and he can watch northbound boats on the Intracoastal Waterway from his home.
Everywhere you look, you will find residents out and about enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings here. Shawn Roper's favorite thing about spring is seeing this increased movement throughout our community. "There are more walkers and joggers, more bikes, more golf carts, each sharing a neighborly greeting as they pass by," he describes.
With spring in the air, eating and drinking outdoors becomes a must. Exterior living spaces like porches and decks often become a greater gathering space than dining rooms during the spring and summer months. Many local restaurants also offer patio seating and outdoor dining options so you can continue enjoying the fresh air and sunshine even at meal times. Lindy Mickle looks forward to the annual opening of one of her favorite outdoor spots, DeBordieu Colony's Gazebo Bar.
Spring is truly an incredible time of year to spend in the Pawleys Island area. From days on the beach or time on the river, everyone can find a way to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings we are blessed with in this place where we live. To learn more about living in Pawleys Island and exploring real estate here, please visit our Contact Us page.
As Thanksgiving is celebrated this Thursday, our team has taken time this week to reflect on cherished holiday memories with loved ones, delicious recipes, and treasured things in our lives. Today, we share our thoughts and traditions with you as we look forward to this special time of year:
Pictured below in their first family portrait, Lauren Fournier has an extra special, "little" reason she is thankful for this Thanksgiving: "I'm thankful for family, friends and our new baby this year."
Shawn Roper deeply appreciates living in a place as wonderful as the Pawleys Island area: "I am thankful for my family, friends, and this community. This is truly a magical place and we are truly blessed to call this area home."
Denise Talbert has several reasons why the Thanksgiving holiday is one of her favorite days: "I'm a big fan of giving thanks and especially when I gather with my mother's family on Thanksgiving. My mom is one of 8, and they are all fabulous cooks. I enjoy the time with my aunts, uncles, and cousins catching up since it's the one day most of us gather together to celebrate."
If you are cooking the meal for guests this year, try this delightful dish shared by Tracey Rogers: Mushroom, Leek, and Gruyere Bread Pudding. This is sure to make everyone at the table say "so yummy!" You can find her customized version of the recipe below:
Games, sports, wins, and losses are what comes to mind for Kat Loftus when reminiscing about her family's Thanksgiving traditions:"Our competitive, extended family has a Family Thanksgiving Olympics that lasts from Wednesday to Sunday of Thanksgiving week. Any kind of game where a winner can be determined is allowed."
Hampton Peace is grateful for all the individuals he sees and works with every day: "I am thankful for my family, friends, co-workers and all of the wonderful folks that put up with me and my idiosyncrasies on a daily basis."
Of course, Thanksgiving would not be complete without a turkey! Lindy Mickle shared this photo of a favorite holiday memory with her adorable daughter dressed as the occasion's iconic bird.
Whatever your traditions may be and however you are celebrating this year, we are thankful that we get to share life with you! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday filled with family, friends, food, and peace. Happy Thanksgiving from the Peace Sotheby's International Realty team!
To celebrate the holiday with our loved ones, please note the special office hours at our locations through the end of this week:
DeBordieu Office Thanksgiving Hours
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - Closed
Friday, November 23, 2018 - Open Normal Hours with Limited Staff
Pawleys Island Office Thanksgiving Hours
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - Closed
Friday, November 23, 2018 - Closed