Spacious, 4-bedroom house at the end of a no-outlet road. Plenty of space for parking. Ideal for two families or a group of friends. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Our house name means "Seagull" in Russian. Pronounced like "Chai" you'd get at Starbucks, plus "kuh". The owners lived several years in Kazakhstan where they spoke Russian, so this connects them to those memories. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
And we do mean "secluded"! This photo is taken from the lot across the street. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
The Chaika kitchen got a whole redo in 2021 with granite counters, new facing, new drawers, and new backsplash.
 - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
The kitchen is spacious, well equipped with plenty of utensils and appliances.  - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Large capacity washer/dryer conveniently inside the house. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
The large peninsula is great for food preparation and for overflow seating. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Kitchen, dining, and living area combine to give plenty of space for visiting, cooking, and eating together. New floor, rug, and upholstery installed in 2018. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Comfortable sitting and TV viewing area. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Well set up for families to share common space, but have some privacy in living space. We are pet friendly, separate pet fee applies. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Front queen bedroom - opens to front porch. Reminder that bedding (blankets, pillows, comforter) are provided, but guests either rent sheets or bring. (See house description) - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Same front queen room. All new mattresses in 2021. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Second queen room on the other wing of the house - opens to the enclosed porch. Both queen rooms have 32" TVs with cable access - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Same second queen room. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Twin Room - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Bunk room - very solid frames - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Each wing of the house has a full bath with a bathtub/shower. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Bath on the bunkroom wing has a fun aquatic theme, painted by an earlier guest. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Additional seating on the glassed-in porch. lovely place for morning coffee with a view of the Live Oak. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
There are glass-topped tables in this house, but it is a very heavy glass. However, toddlers do need supervision. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Futon for seating or overflow sleeping. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
The front porch - also nice for sitting in the evening and watching the deer, who frequently visit the field next door. (The field is owned by the city. They sometimes stage supplies there or temporarily put debris there after a storm.) - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
A little more intimate and private on the back porch, also with a view toward deer in the field next door and often in our back yard. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Outdoor, enclosed shower for hosing off. Also outdoor sink and counter for cleaning fish. (Coastal art throughout house provided by owner's niece Melissa Rinaldi. Find her on Google at Go Coastal.) - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
High fixed table under the house good for preparing while grilling or cleaning fish. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
More seating under the house.  - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Weber charcoal grill for cookouts - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Deer are frequent evening visitors. One time we counted over 20 in our yard and the field next door. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Our lovely Live Oak tree in the front gives a great view from the house, provides great climbing for the kids, adds to the secluded feel, and gives you your photo op as the kids can sit on the horizontal branch with the adults gathered around. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Same tree from the road - you can see how it hides the house. The tree has leaves year round. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Great climbing tree for all ages. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
And, of course, a great backdrop for a family photo for the memory book. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Enjoy relaxing in the cooler time of day on the swing under the Live Oak. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Short 7-minute walk to the beach down a rarely used, sandy road. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Best beach for families. (our grandson, in case you wondered) - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Fun times in the waves. If they are too rough, the water on the Sound side is much calmer - about a 5-minute drive. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Fun for all ages. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
You never know what you might find year round on a beach walk. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
We can all but guarantee amazing sunsets - best seen over the Sound, going to a beach access around the point. Sunrises are best over the ocean front. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
You can also catch the sunset just looking across the field next to our house. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Great shelling - on the beach or Sound - especially if you take a long walk north from the State Park beach to Jeremy's Inlet. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
We love hearing from guests about what Edisto memories they have built during their stay. Our prayer is that the house will be a place that strengthens families and friendships. - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Come see us! - Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach
Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika
10 Guests · 4 Bedrooms · 2 Bathrooms · Vacation Home · 1700 Sqft
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Pets are allowed
We are pet friendly, but do ask that pets not be allowed on the furniture or beds for the comfort of other guests. Being surrounded by unused lots makes it a great place to walk dogs. Plus we are the last house on the street, so there is almost no traffic. For stays shorter than 6 days, we can discount the pet fee. Be sure to check the town of Edisto Beach for leash regulations that are seasonal.
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The Chaika is a lovely house on a secluded lot at the end of a street with no other house adjacent and no thru traffic. Beautiful live oak in front gives a nice view out the glassed-in porch. Only a short 5-minute walk to the beach on a rarely-used sandy drive. 5-minute drive to St. Helena sound for calmer waters and great beach combing. Chaika means "seagull" in Russian - read the owner bio for info on why that name. A great house for families and friends to connect! And we are pet friendly.Please read the whole description below before booking as there are conditions that will impact your stay.

The house is secluded with undeveloped lots on either side and behind us. Being the last house on a no-outlet, sand covered street means very little traffic. The huge live oak tree in the front further makes you feel like you are away from things even though the beach is a short walk. The layout is conducive to 2 families with 2 bedrooms and a bath on each side separated by a large common area in the center.

The house has a glassed porch, front deck, and back porch - all areas to sit and relax, enjoying the area. It is on stilts, so there is additional space under the house for seating, grilling, cleaning up (private outdoor shower), and drying wet swimwear. We have a small charcoal grill under the house along with various beach toys. We love to hang hammocks between the supports.

Also note we have seasonal pricing, so until you put the dates in, the price shown is likely not accurate. The pricing is set up for shorter rentals of 3-7 days - please contact us before booking if interested in longer term as there might be further discount, especially in the off-season.

The city owns the lot next to our house. On occasion they use it to stage supplies, but usually there is very little activity on it and all we see there are the deer that come by most evenings. However, if they have a project going on, there can be equipment that is kept there or trucks coming to pick up supplies. It's not been a problem for anyone, but we like to be sure no one is surprised if a maintenance vehicle or some fencing appears in the undeveloped lot!

Please note, as is most common with Edisto properties, we do not provide sheets, pillowcases, and towels. You can see the bed sizes under room details and bring what you need. You also can rent what you need from https://edistoessentials.com/ - 843-869-0951. They also rent bicycles and beach items. Contact them in advance and the items will be delivered to the house.

Sleeping Configuration

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West Front
1 queen bed
32" TV in room. Sliding glass door opens to front porch.
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East Front
1 queen bed
32" TV in room. Sliding glass door opens to glassed in porch.
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Twin Room
2 single beds
On the West side of the house - shares bath with West Front queen room.
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Bunk Room
2 bunk beds
On the East side of the house - shares bath with East Front queen room.
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Glassed Porch
1 sofa bed
There is a futon on the glass porch that can sleep two if needed - full sized sheets needed. Note there are no curtains on the many windows, so this cannot serve as a bedroom, but simply overflow sleeping space. It connects to the East Front room via a sliding door as well as to the main living area via another sliding door.

What this place offers

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IconFull Kitchen
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IconCharcoal Grill
IconBalcony
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconSatellite TV
IconSmoke Detector
IconCarbon Monoxide Detector

Shared spaces

IconShared Tennis Court
The city owns tennis courts just two blocks from Chaika house. You can purchase a day pass from nearby Wyndham Resorts for access to a pool.

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Nearby activities

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Suitability

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Child friendly
The house is child friendly, but certainly little ones should be supervised, given that the house is elevated. We have a high chair for convenience.
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Baby friendly
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Events allowed
No events or parties without prior authorization from the owner. We have a long term resident across the street and we are located just a block from the police station, so it is important anything be pre-approved and be well contained!
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No smoking allowed
Absolutely no smoking of any sort in the house or on the porches. If smoking in the yard, please be sure to dispose of cigarette butts - they are trash and unsightly for other guests.
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Parking Included
Plenty of parking in our drive. While parking under the house technically presents a fire hazard, it is practiced commonly at Edisto and there is space for it under our house.

Meet The Host

James
Owner
James
Jim and Shawn have been visiting Edisto Island for 40 years. They purchased "Chaika" in the mid 90s for an investment when they sold their home in Kentucky and moved with their four children to live and serve in northern Kazakhstan. Upon returning to the U.S. they decided to hang onto the home and enjoy helping families and groups of friends have an affordable beach vacation and build memories together. "Chaika" is named after an old hotel in the city where they lived - it means "Seagull" in the Russian language.
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IconMember since: February 2021
IconSpeaks: English
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Scenic views

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Getting around

It is about a 300 yard, 7-minute walk to the beach front from our house. If you drive, you have to go to the next beach access either direction where there is car parking. Our access point only allows parking for bicycles and golf carts. The housing part of the beach front is only about 3 miles long, so nothing is very far off. You can drive places with ample parking at most beach access points, but an easy walk from our house to the closest ones. Biking is also great here - there are a couple local places that offer bike rentals.
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Policies and Rules

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Check In: 4PM - 11PM
During peak season, the 4pm check-in and 11am check out are standard in order to give the cleaners time to get to all the properties they handle. There are situations where we can be flexible with that, but do not assume it until we have been in touch with each other. After booking I will send a link that gives info on key pickup and other information on the house. We use self-check-in with a coded lock
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Check Out: 10AM
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
25-year limit is a rule by the property manager. I can override in special situations, but it requires verification.
Maximum occupancy: 10
House Rules
We are pet friendly, but guests need to inform of plans to bring pets upon the first inquiry. We add $200/week as a pet fee to help with the costs of additional wear and tear for welcoming our furry friends. Airbnb and taxes will add their percentages to that. 50 lb maximum. We also ask that they be restricted to the common areas, so future guests will not have allergy issues in the bedrooms. If renting fewer than 5 days, we might reduce the $200.

LONGER TERM RENTALS: It is hard within the system to put in rates for both short and long term, especially for seasonal rentals. If interested in longer than a week, please contact me - the price shown may be higher or lower than what we can offer. In general, we have room to work in the off-season. In the summer (June-August), longer rentals will be the sum of the individual weeks.

No events/parties without prior approval. No smoking policy is absolute - all forms of smoking, including on the porches.

Once we have confirmed your booking, we will send you a document that gives more information on the house, including a helpful guide for your stay as well as an inventory of what you will find in the house.

Upon arrival, please make note of the guest manual on the kitchen counter. It includes instructions for appliances, information about water, internet access codes, and other useful information to make your stay more enjoyable and safe.
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Payment Policy
On this site, we will work directly with guests to figure out payment, usually using one of the cash apps or sending a check. At this time we have not activated online payment on this site.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage deposit will be refunded once the cleaning crew has verified that all is in good shape.
Cancellation Policy
We offer a full refund for a cancellation more than 60 days in advance. Less than that, we will offer a full refund if a guest can be found for those same dates at the same price.

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Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach is a Vacation Home located in Edisto Beach, South Carolina, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 10 guests
Secluded, Spacious Edisto Beach Walk Home Chaika - Edisto Beach has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Feb 2021

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