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Searching for Your Second Home on National Plan for Vacation Day

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. 


Don't Miss DeBordieu Colony in the Summer Issue of Charleston Style and Design!

We are delighted to debut DeBordieu Colony on the cover of Charleston Style and Design's Summer 2019 Issue! 
We are honored that our feature on DeBordieu Colony made the cover of the latest issue of Charleston Style and Design. Check out the 10 page article on the lifestyle and community that makes DeBordieu such a special place to live. Turn to page 126 to read the article"Beauty and the Beach" highlighting the wonder of DeBordieu living throughthe eyes of the Aderholts and enjoy the astonishing beauty of their extraordinary home. We offer thanks to all involved to make this article possible: Kathi and Danny Aderholt, Geoff Groat, writer Patra Taylor, photographer Holger Obenaus, publisher Quentin Senise and his entire team. We were delighted to partner with them through this publication to showcase DeBordieu Colony at its finest. You can read the digital edition of this magazine by clicking here or visiting
Your home is more than a building or an address. It's where you experience life, connection, and growth. The real estate team you choose to represent your property should be as exceptional as you are, and as your next chapter is going to be. In DeBordieu Colony, only Peace Sotheby's International Realty offers unrivaled service and limitless opportunities.
To learn more about Peace Sotheby's International Realty and DeBordieu Colony, please contact one of our agents or visit 

Happy 4th of July from Peace Sotheby's International Realty!


Happy 4th of July from Peace Sotheby's International Realty! Our offices will be closed on July 4th, 2019 in honor of Independence Day. We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday celebrating the land of the free and home of the brave with family and friends. Check out some of the local events happening in our area tomorrow if you are in the Pawleys Island area: 



LIVE GOLF: Happy National Golf Day!


May 1st is National Golf Day so today we are celebrating a special sport that serves as a favorite pastime for many of our team members and friends. More than just a game, golf develops skill sets, challenges players, and brings people together on the course. Whether you have a passion for golf or just enjoy living along the links, the Grand Strand offers countless golf courses and golf neighborhoods with beautiful views. Let's explore some of our favorite golf course communities in our area and our current listings available there: 


Pawleys Plantation  

16 Golden Bear Drive presented by Denise Talbert

Pawleys Plantation sits amidst the grandeur of ancient moss-draped oaks in the historical Lowcountry of South Carolina. This gated community encompasses a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and residents enjoy first class amenities. Nicklaus, upon recently revisiting to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the course and neighborhood, described the community as having houses that are laced nicely in the environment. Sales associate Denise Talbert proudly calls this community home and represents several astounding homes here: 16 Golden Bear Drive, 154 Turtle Creek Drive, 82 Pintail Court, and 70 Redwing Court 


DeBordieu Colony 


In addition to the beautiful 2,700 preserved acres of beach and marsh, DeBordieu Colony is also home to an outstanding golf course. The Pete Dye and P.B. Dye-designed championship golf course resembles a Scottish links course, with more than 7,000 yards of lush tall trees, marshlands, and lakes. Each hole offers dramatic beauty and challenges, synonymous with the name Dye. From tee to fairway to green, golfers will find the course provides new challenges, with the approach to each hole dictated by the daily conditions. Professional instruction and a full selection of golf apparel and equipment ensure the ultimate in golf experiences. From villas to homes to lots, DeBordieu has many properties available to enjoy golf course views and nearness to the clubhouse including: 179 Brandon Way presented by Perry Peace, 301 Sanderling Avenue presented by Paul and Claire Yarborough, 32 Sanderling Avenue presented by The Roper Group, 2372 Wallace Pate Drive presented by The Roper Group, 2292 Walllace Pate Drive presented by the Roper Group, 965 Collins Meadow Drive presented by Geoff Groat, 95 Collins Meadow Drive Villa #16  presented by Geoff Groat, 122 Collins Meadow Villa #12 presented by Paul and Claire Yarborough, Lot 7 Collins Meadow Drive presented by Toby Avant, Lot 47 Wallace Pate Drive presented by Toby Avant, and Lot 210 Blue Heron Drive presented by Rhonda Bryant. To see all listings in DeBordieu Colony, visit 


The Reserve  

199 Cottage Court presented by Denise Talbert

The Reserve is a privately gated golf community in Litchfield bordering the Waccamaw River. The Reserve offers its residents world class amenities in a club setting across 700 acres and it is located just minutes from the beautiful beaches in Litchfield. The golf course hosted the 2017 Women's ACC Collegiate Championship and is well known in the area for its natural beauty and uncommon natural hilly terrain for coastal golf courses. 199 Cottage Court presented by Denise Talbert  is perfectly seated overlooking a pond in this peaceful community offering a sense of serenity and convenience to this renown course in Pawleys Island.  


Wachesaw Plantation  

1970 Governor's Landing Dr #214 presented by Jennifer Nichols

Hidden in the heart of Murrells Inlet among gorgeous oaks and seated along the Waccamaw River, you will find the private community of Wachesaw Plantation, which is also home to a private awarding golf course as one of many of the fine amenities being a part of the club there offers. For a villa with great proximity to the Wachesaw Plantation Club clubhouse plus a marvelous view of the Waccamaw River, take a look at 1970 Governor's Landing Drive #214 presented by Jennifer Nichols.  


Wachesaw Plantation East 

4626 Fringe Tree Drive presented by Paul and Claire Yarborough

Wachesaw Plantation East, another privately gated neighborhood in Murrells Inlet, offers a public course with a tradition Scottish design by Clyde Johnston. The Wachesaw Plantation East golf course has hosted an LPGA event and received much recognition. 4626 Fringe Tree Drive presented by Paul and Claire Yarborough sits overlooking the 6th Fairway here in this lovely, lowcountry setting.  


True Blue  

True Blue Resort features an array of two and three bedroom condos ranging from golf course, pond, and garden views conveniently located along the beautifully manicured True Blue golf course. These condominiums provide access to swimming pools, two hot tubs, on-site dining, and award winning instruction at the Steve Dresser Golf Academy. With True Blue's central location in Pawleys Island, residents can enjoy easy access to local attractions, public beaches, and shopping. One of these condominiums, 93 Pinehurst Lane Unit 4F, presented by Jennifer Nichols and Paul Yarborough ,  provides the perfect golf retreat in this pristine setting. 


There many other wonderful golf course communities that we love including Willbrook Plantation, The Tradition, Reunion Hall, Litchfield Country Club, River Club, Heritage Plantation among many,many more. No matter where you live along the Grand Strand, you will never be far from a golf course so you can enjoy this great game. For more information about any of these gorgeous homes or golf communities in our area, please reach out to us on our Contact page. We would love to connect with you about our shared love of the game and the South Carolina coast!  



Live Peace: Springtime in Pawleys Island




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. 


Peace Sotheby's International Realty at SEWE 2019

Over this past weekend, February 15th through 17th, the 2019 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) took place in Charleston, South Carolina. The annual event taking place over the course of three days is defined as a "celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, food, drink and the people who honor them all." To learn more about SEWE, visit their website:  For this year's event, our DeBordieu office hosted a booth in the tent at Brittlebank Park. 



Over the three days of the event, members of the DeBordieu sales team volunteered and hosted the booth in shifts. During their time at the booth, they engaged in conversations with attendees about DeBordieu Colony, its unparallelled natural beauty, its finest amenities, and the unique lifestyle and charm that make it one of the East Coast's most extraordinary private communities. In addition to learning about DeBordieu, attendees could enter for the chance to win a hammock. At the end of each day, a name was drawn to select the winner of the hammock. Watch the video below for a quick recap of our time at SEWE 2019 including a picture of Saturday's hammock winner with agent Geoff Groat: 




December's Extraordinary Property of the Month: 549 Beach Bridge Road

December is a season of celebration, filled with holiday gatherings and spending time with those you love. For our Extraordinary Property of the Month, we have selected a home ideal for hosting parties and gathering everyone together, yet equally perfect for simply having quiet time alone by the fire while enjoying unbelievable ocean views. Today, we invite you to step inside 549 Beach Bridge Road presented by sales associate Lindy Mickle. Located in the privately gated community of Prince George Ocean, this luxury oceanfront home has 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms with a floor plan that masterfully captures views of the Atlantic Ocean.



Once inside through the foyer, you will be greeted by a welcoming living room featuring a double-sided fireplace, wet bar, soaring ceiling, large windows, and access to a spacious wrap around porch, ideal for enjoying the ocean breeze.




An entertainers' dream, the kitchen includes extra dining space in addition to the formal dining room, a cozy den with doors leading to the porch, a large pantry and a spectacular "dish room" to keep all of your items in order.




Amazing views of the natural surroundings in Prince George can be experienced throughout this home including the oceanfront mastersuite, two of the upstairs bedrooms, and a balcony sitting room and office.




To see a Matterport Virtual Tour and learn more about 549 Beach Bridge Road presented by Lindy Mickle, please click here. 



LIVE PEACE: Thanksgiving Thoughts and Traditions from Our Team


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 


LIVE PEACE: Fall for the Lowcountry Lifestyle

Living along the South Carolina coast has many benefits year round. Many people, who have fond vacation memories often find themselves thinking of living here and spending endless days along the sand of the countless beautiful beaches. The Lowcountry has many beautiful sights and incredible experiences away from the shores on sunny summer days. As autumn months are here, we want to share those favorite things we think people should experience this season. They are unique and have a "je ne sais qoi" that can only be captured by those who call it home. 

Reflecting the gorgeous warm reds and vivid oranges that you see on changing leaves, we are able to witness truly magnificent displays of vibrant color each time the day begins or comes to an end. Autumn sunrises or sunsets are best viewed near your favorite body of water, whether that's the ocean, the Waccamaw River, Pawleys Creek, or our saltmarshes. Sales associate Jennifer Nichols describes her favorite spots to watch a sunset "on the beach or by boat from the Garden City Point". Sitting around a backyard fire-pit with amazing views and great friends is the ideal end to any southern autumn day. 



If you are like our agents Tom Nichols and Toby Avant, football is your idea of an Autumn favorite. Football season in South Carolina is a special time of year marked with social gatherings and hospitality. Whether you enjoy cheering on favorite teams from the stadium, gearing up for the game at a tailgate, talking up your team against a rival, or throwing parties for the games in the comfort of your home, you are bound to be joined by neighbors who have as much passion for the game as you do. There is no problem finding people in South Carolina to watch football with!



When thinking about fall images of the lowcountry, sales associate Susan Baldwin immediately pictured beautiful kitchens with space for gathering together loved ones for home cooked meals. Our local cuisine is ideal for fall as South Carolina is famous for an array of delicious comfort foods: grits, BBQ, chicken bog, fried chicken, mac'n'cheese, pecan pie, etc. This list could go on and on! Living along the coast also brings the added culinary benefits of fresh seafood to signature area dishes. No matter what type of food you are in the mood for, you are bound to find an array of wonderful places to dine. Our team's favorite local restaurants include: Bistro 217, Frank's and Frank's Outback, and Rustic Table. Sales associate Shawn Roper says "The restaurants are all great around here. Try them ALL." Meals are ultimately about bringing people together, so no matter if you stay in or go out, time around the dinner table is guaranteed to bring great conversations and lasting memories.



One of locals' favorites include fishing. This is a traditional activity and sport that takes you onto or into the water depending on whether you want to fish in a boat or pick oysters from the creeks. Sales associates Geoff Groat and Perry Peace can often be found on their days off casting in the creeks of DeBordieu or boating in North Inlet. More than a hobby, time spent fishing is a way to truly get away from life's stresses: no other tasks at hand, no phones or technology and no distractions from the beauty of the nature around you.  



Living in a vacation destination affords you the rare opportunity to enjoy tourist-favorite attractions in the off-season, which means less crowds and more time to enjoy these special places. Sales associate Anthony Ciccone's favorite place to visit is the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, which hosts several seasonal events this time of year. The boardwalk offers restaurants, bars, shops, live music, and water activities. Many of our agents named Brookgreen Gardens as their favorite local attraction which also resides in Murrells Inlet. Perhaps one of the most beautiful times of year to see Brookgreens Gardens is in December during their Nights of a Thousand Candles. Last but not least, golf is a big attraction that draws people to our area as well.  We have many courses to play for all types of golfers and if you like the game of golf, this is a good place to test your game and enjoy the views. 




The lowcountry lifestyle offers a little bit of everything and something for everyone to enjoy. In every season, the Pawleys Island area provides marvelous landscapes, an incredible sense of community, and so much more. If you are interested in calling our area your home, please contact us to talk with one of our agents and learn more about why you would love living here. 


October's Extraordinary Property of the Month: 29 Angel Oak Drive


October is coming to a close, but before we officially reach its end, we would like to take a moment to highlight our Extraordinary Property of the Month: 29 Angel Oak Drive presented by sales associate Shawn Roper. Located in one of Pawleys Island's premier residential communities, Waverly Creek, 29 Angel Oak Drive is a beautiful two-story brick home designed with lowcountry living in mind. The house is perfectly positioned on a 1 acre lot with 100 feet of creek frontage and neighbors 59 acres of conservation farm land, creating a serene atmosphere perfect for peaceful afternoons and evenings outdoors on the all season porch.



Stepping out of the porch, you will find yourself in a backyard haven with a huge saltwater pool and lush landscaping. Just imagine refresing sunny days spent cooling off and lounging in this private space or a poolside party with guests gathered here sure to make a splash with your social circle. 



An added amenity to living creekfront, this backyard also features access to Pawleys Creek and the Waccamaw River complete with a bulkhead and floating dock. Take your boat out to the Intracoastal Waterway from the comfort of your own home. 




To learn more about 29 Angel Oak Drive presented by Shawn Roper or to request a showing of this property, please click here to visit the listing's webpage. 

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