The Most Spectacular Views Available on Edisto Island
The Most Spectacular Views Available on Edisto Island
- 8 Guests
- 4 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths
Traditional style beach home on the point of a private gated island with 320 degree views of the ocean and marsh on exclusive Edingsville Beach.
Pyramid Pointe is the perfect getaway for those who want great views of the beach and Edisto Island’s unique tidal marsh, in a beautiful and relaxing setting. The house sits at the end of the road with unobstructed views of the marsh and the beach. Pyramid Pointe takes full advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds it, with glass walls in every room facing the ocean, balconies off of each of the three levels, and a large covered porch along the entire creekside of the house. Whether you are watching birds or dolphins in the marsh, or looking out to sea, inside or out, you will be able to appreciate the breathtaking views and tranquility of our unique location.
The house itself, designed to compliment the natural surroundings, combines the privacy of three bedrooms, each with a full bath, with spacious living and dining areas, including a dining table that comfortably seats twelve. The living area includes both a sitting area and a TV area, which includes satellite HDTV. WiFi broadband is provided.
Access to Eddingsville beach is an easy walk or bike ride through the Jeremy Cay community, or a quick paddle or boat ride through the marsh. We have kayaks and/or motorized boats and bicycles for rent. Access to the beach is restricted and it is never crowded. Shells and fossilized sharks teeth are plentiful. Our dock is right behind the house, which provides both easy access to the water, and also a great place to sit and watch the abundant life in the marsh.
The marsh itself is also a wonderful place to explore. From the house you can motor or paddle all the way to Frampton Inlet – a great place to find shells, picnic, or check out the uninhabited island across the channel.
Fishing, shrimping and crabbing can be done from our dock thirty feet from the porch. The creek is accessible by boat or kayak 24 hours a day. Dolphins patrol the creek daily, swimming within 30 feet of the porch and within feet of the dock.
Enjoy the unobstructed view of the beach from decks located on every level with a master bedroom deck 3 stories from the ground. Or relax in the 2 person swinging chair or a rocker on the covered porch while you gaze out on miles of marsh while enjoying the constant sea breeze.
One of the things we love most about Edisto is the fresh local seafood and produce. From the house you will be able to see the shrimp boats that will be delivering their catch to the local seafood markets that day. Our fully equipped kitchen and infrared grill allow you to take full advantage of these delights, although you will also have access to excellent ready made local specialties to eat at home as well as several restaurants.
If you have rented a home at Edisto Beach, Jeremy Cay or Cowpens before, you will find Pyramid Pointe offers a level of privacy and view unmatched by any other property in South Carolina.
Edisto itself offers golf, a state park with several miles of trails for hiking or biking, charter fishing, gift stores, and public beaches. Charleston, with all of its historical sites, fine dining, and aquarium is an easy 45 minute drive.
Come and enjoy what we have had to ourselves all these years, a little piece of paradise surrounded only by nature. Please visit our website at www.pyramidpointe.com for more detailed information.
- Air conditioning
- Air conditioning
- Flat-screen TV
- CD player
- Clothes dryer
- Sofa bed
- Towels / linen provided
- Trash cans
- Grab bar near toilet
- Raised toilet seat
- In-room accessibility
- Low-height counter and sink
- Casino nearby
- Fishing nearby
- Scuba school nearby
- Pool towels
- Sun loungers
- Laundry facilities
Tech and Entertainment
- Game console
- Game console - Nintendo Wii
- Game console - PS3
- iPod dock
- Mobile hotspot device
- Video games
- Rec Room
- Private Dock
- Table tennis
- Safe Box
- Smoking Allowed
- Service animals only (pets not allowed)
Services and conveniences
- Front desk (limited hours)
Located at the point of a 100 foot wide gated private island, the house was built in 1986 and, as the name implies and the pictures show, is shaped like a pyramid. No where else in the State of South Carolina is there available for rent a home with the surroundings and the unspoiled view afforded by Pyramid Pointe. You will need binoculars to see any other home or person from the interior, decks or porch. No one will walk or drive by. During the busiest season you will share 2 miles of beach with 30 people and the rest of the year, often, with no one.
The home is four stories in height from ground level. It was nestled into the natural environment without cutting any trees and built over a pre civil war cistern. There are 3 bedrooms. The MBR and a full bath occupy the entire top level and is furnished with a king bed. A small deck faces the ocean.
The third level has two bedrooms, each with their own full bath One bedroom has a deck facing the ocean and a king bed, the other has two full beds and a third in the closet.
There is a queen sleeper sofa in the TV area on the main level. A Large deck is accessed from the sitting area and faces the ocean. There is a full bath on the first level, a medium kitchen and a large dining area. A 35 foot covered porch overlooks the Creek and the entire front of the house is glass, facing the ocean. Screens on the porch and decks are not necessary because the bugs don't come there, the height and full time breeze keep them away.
The entry and foyer are paved with bricks harvested from the beach over the years from the homes of the Edingsville settlement destroyed by a hurricane in the 1800’s. You will see a map of the island as it existed at that time as you climb the stairs to the second living level. From the entryway level you can see up the stairwell all the way to the fourth floor.
The first level contains the TV sitting area (42” plasma) , the den and a spacious dining room which is separated from the kitchen by a long bar. The bar and dining room table were made from lumber scavenged also from the old Edingsville settlement. The mantle, side table and coffee table are made from driftwood taken from the beach. The covered porch is accessed from the dining room and faces north towards the creek and Frampton inlet.
The covered porch has a hanging swing and two rocking chairs as well as a built in dining table and chairs. A cable rail system is used to minimize disruption of the view.
The home has over 600 square feet of windows, almost all facing the ocean. It is constructed of cedar, inside and out. The furnishings are functional, not fancy. It is a beach house designed and furnished for relaxing and carefree use, not a home where you have to shower before sitting down.
An infrared grill, ice maker and indoor fryer are provided and the kitchen has all normal appliances and conveniences.
It is 3 flights of stairs from the entry door to the master bedroom, 2 to the second floor bedrooms and 1 to the main living level (as with all houses on Edisto). There is a widow’s walk on the roof which is presently unavailable to first time guests.
No long walkway is needed as the dock is 30 feet from the porch. The front of the house is less than 5 feet from the marsh (the decks overhang it) and the porch side about 20 feet. Dolphins are often first spotted by someone washing dishes in the kitchen. We have recently added a 16' x 16' deck by the dock.
A washer and dryer are in the mechanical room on ground level.
Satellite TV is available downstairs and in the MBR. Each TV has a DVD player. There are no video game machines. Wireless broadband Internet is provided. There is no land line phone service but At&T and Sprint service is very good and Verizon is tolerable.
This is a traditional "low country" beach house. It is not the Ritz nor a 5 star accommodation It is an architecturally unique, pleasant, comfortable and relaxing home designed to allow maximum enjoyment of the surroundings. You go to a place like this to be outdoors, not in. If you are expecting a home nicer than, or even as nice, as your own then this home will not be suitable for you. It was located here as a means to an end, not the destination itself. The home provides a place from which you can enjoy privacy, nature and the beauty of the natural surroundings. It is not intended to be, nor is it, at all like a beach house in a row of beach houses with manicured lawns lined up in a development. If you love the outdoors, peace and privacy and are willing to give up some comfort to get them, this home will be perfect for you.
Please see our web site at http://www.pyramidpointe.com/index.html for a detailed listing of the house, surrounding area and things to do while visiting.
If for any reason something is not operational, you have questions or problems please call, in this order, the following numbers:
Someone will always be available to help you or answer your questions at one of the above numbers.
Please be sure to return any and all items you used to the place you found them. Boat motor and kayaks should be rinsed with the hose. If you do not return items to the place you found them then the next guest will call and I will have no idea what to tell them resulting in my having to send someone out there and charging it against your security deposit. We have only one Gate Card and it is time consuming and difficult to replace. YOU MUST RETURN IT TO THE PLACE YOU FOUND IT OR YOUR DEPOSIT WILL BE FORFEITED.
Are not allowed under any circumstances and are prohibited by the HOA covenants. Use of the gate card for gold cart purposes will result in deactivation of the gate card, termination of the rental and forfeit of your deposit.
There is no disposal so please do not wash food or other items down the sink.
The tide affects everything you do and it is necessary to just adjust to it and plan your activities accordingly.
The best fishing is just as the tide comes in at the mouth of either inlet, although I prefer Frampton. If that is 8 am then you either get up at 7 or you may as well not fish until 8 pm. The best tooth and fossil hunting is from half low to low to half high, with low tide at Jeremy Inlet as the best possible place and time. If that happens to be lunchtime then you will have a choice between skipping it or eating earlier or later.
If you are using the boat or the kayaks to take the short route to the beach please plan for the tide. If low happens to be 8 am then by 10 you should be able to go and stay 8 hours. If low is at noon you should go at 10 and expect to HAVE to stay at least 4 hours. Please also be aware of the direction of the tide when you leave the boat. If it is outgoing leave slack in the rope, if incoming set the kayaks or anchors higher on the beach.
There is always something to do no matter the stage of the tide, they are, with the exception of lying on the beach, just different things to do. Once you understand you have to just “go with the flow” and plan accordingly your stay will be much more relaxing and enjoyable.
This boat will carry 3 average adults or 2 adults and 2 children at about 5 knots. That makes for a 30 or more minute trip to the inlet but is perfect for taking the creek route to the beach or for those who are unable or unwilling to kayak. Be sure to only attempt a longer trip with a full charge in the battery and with at least two paddles.
No worries when operating this boat as it is almost impossible to hurt it, you or the motor. Although it resembles a fat canoe it is virtually impossible to tip over and you can stand in it without concern (other than falling out). It will travel the creeks at all but the lowest tide and the motor can be raised and lowered simply and easily in any increment. Children 10 and older may operate this boat as long as an adult is on board.
The boat must be hand launched and will require two adults, it may be tied to the dock the remainder of the stay and hauled out upon completion and the plug removed and left in the bottom of the boat. The motor and battery are beside the storage room. The battery must be brought in and charged each evening. There is an outlet at the top of the dock where the battery may be charged unless there is rain in the forecast. Always take a paddle when taking out either of the boats in case of engine failure or grounding. Life jackets are under the kayaks, please return them to this location.
While the marsh itself is very much mud, the creek bottom is mostly sand. In the event of grounding you can always get out and walk the boat off the sand or mud. Even though you won't sink there can be oysters and shells so canvas sneakers or water shoes when boating is always a good idea.
Please rinse the motor at the end of your stay and return it and the battery to the storage area and relock the security cable.
Once you launch the boat you may safely leave it tied to the Creekside of the dock for the duration of your stay.
You may kayak or boat up the small creek to the back of the beach directly in front of the house. Please tie off the boat or pull up the kayaks with due regard of the tide, incoming or outgoing. The Jeremy Cay homeowners place signs here stating it is a turtle and bird sanctuary. That is completely false and they cannot in anyway prohibit access through this area. Obviously, molesting nesting birds, sea turtles or turtle nests is against the law but there is no “sanctuary”. In any event, no birds nest here, they nest much further north on the beach, and it would be very unusual, though not impossible, for you to encounter a nesting turtle during daylight hours. If you are approached by anyone claiming you cannot access the beach through this area simply advise them that you may and provide them with my phone number for verification.
Please rinse and return to the storage rack and relock the security cables.
An infrared grill is located on the porch and available for use. There is a fish basket in the pantry and is strongly recommended for grilling seafood to prevent sticking to the grates. It is fairly straightforward to operate and the instructions are located in the kitchen. The grill is located on a wooden deck and you MUST INSURE IT IS TURNED OFF after each use. Please run the clean cycle and insure that the LP container is not left empty for the next guest. Cylinders can be swapped at the Piggly Wiggly or the gas station beside it and can be refilled at the Edistonian general store.
None allowed indoors. If you smoke outdoors, please clean up your butts.
CLEANING AND TRASH
Unless you have elected departure cleaning service you will be responsible for insuring the home is thoroughly and completely cleaned prior to checkout. This includes removing all items from the refrigerator, vacuuming, dusting and cleaning and sanitizing the bathroom and kitchen. All plates, pots, cooking utensils should be clean and the dishwasher emptied. For an extra fee cleaning service may be provided. If the home is not left in a clean and sanitary condition, with all trash removed, your security deposit will be charged accordingly.
Our cleaning service charges between $150 to $200. Please let us know if you wish to use them or do it yourself.
Cleaning equipment is located in each bath and vacuum, mops, etc. are in the false wall behind the fireplace.
Trash must be bagged and placed securely in the containers. Trash left out, bagged or not, will be invaded and spread by animals at night. Trash pickup is only on Mondays and is a private service. Do not be alarmed if the cans are full, they will be emptied the Monday after you arrive.
Please be sure that all deck doors and the porch door are securely closed and locked.
Is not to be used. The entire house is made of wood, inside and out. No open flames, candles, incense, charcoal or other burning is allowed. See smoking section.
SMOKE DETECTORS AND FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Please insure that the smoke detector signal lights are operating when you arrive. There are fire extinguishers located in each bathroom, the main kitchen pantry and above the refrigerator. There is a fire escape ladder located in the deck bedroom on the 2nd level which is to be used by both bedrooms in event of fire. The MBR level should go on deck and drop to second level deck to access ladder.
WASHER/DRYER AND ELECTRICAL
The washer and dryer are located in the mechanical room through the door directly to the left when you enter the front door. Please do not overload the washer. If it doesn’t start, rebalance the load and try again. It is quite likely there may be a drip from the condensation pan of the air conditioner and this is normal.
The electrical panel is on the wall to the right when you enter the mechanical room. You will need to turn on when you arrive, and off when you leave, the two breakers marked with black electrical tape marked water heater and water. If a breaker trips just reset it, if it trips again you may be overloading an outlet and should turn off or move an appliance to another outlet.
The gate card is in the cabinet over the bar closest to the TV. It is a magnetic credit card size card. If walking to the beach it is not necessary. If biking, placing the card against the gate opener will open the small green gate at the entrance to Jeremy Cay to allow access for the bicycles and trailer. The bikes can also be stood up and walked through the pedestrian access. PLEASE TAKE CARE NOT TO MISPLACE THIS CARD OR FAIL TO RETURN IT TO THE PLACE YOU FOUND IT. Replacement takes time and will prevent full enjoyment of the property for the next guest and result in a charge against your security deposit. If you do lose it please contact us immediately.
A crab trap is provided and with a couple of chicken necks, fish heads or just about anything unfit for human consumption, it will often provide 10 or more blue crabs per high tide. It is the ultimate set it and forget it. Load the trap, drop it in the water, wait a few hours and then reap the harvest.
Please remember the lower dock will rise and fall as much as 10 feet with the tide. If dropping the trap from the dock make sure it is dropped so that it does not land under the dock and get crushed at low tide. Dropping on the creek side insures it will stay submerged even at low tide.
When the trap is full open and shake till the crabs fall on the ground, make sure you have carried the trap 10 feet or so back from the waters edge. The state blue crab minimum is 5 inches from edge to edge. I like to keep only 7 or more inch crabs, all below that width should be returned to the creek. The remaining crabs may be kept alive until cooked or cleaned on the spot. We clean them immediately because they can then be kept in a ziplock in the fridge until you are ready or have enough to cook. To do so, trap the claws gently with your feet, hands or a stick (be careful), then bring your hand (palm down) from the rear over the back of the crab with your thumb under one carapace tip and your little finger under the other. Turn your hand pulling up with the thumb while pushing down with the farthest ring finger and the entire carapace, and the majority of the guts, will pop off (it may sound cruel but surely it is better than boiling alive). Then take the crabs to the cleaning station and spray out the middle being sure to remove any remaining gills. Crabs cleaned in this way will not have any “guts, head, eyeballs etc” cooked or in the way when cleaning. As stated above, they will easily last for a week in the fridge when prepared this way. Cleaning involves removing all meat from the legs, claws and body and is much easier if the crabs were gutted prior to cooking.
Stone crabs often end up in the trap and South Carolina law requires you remove only the largest claw, if it has two, and then return the crab to the ocean. If it has only one claw, return the crab as it cannot survive with none. Never keep a stone crab.
1 lb jumbo lump crab meat
2 lg eggs beaten
3 Tbsp heavy cream
1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
dash cayenne pepper
fresh ground pepper to taste
3 Tbs. minced scallions
1/4 cup minced onions
1/4 cup minced parsley
1/3 cup Hellman's mayonnaise
Few dashes pepper vinegar
1/2 to 1 cup bread crumbs
Whisk the eggs in a large bowl with the cream, mustard, Worcestershire, pepper vinegar, Old Bay seasoning, cayenne and pepper to taste until mixture is well blended. Add the scallions, onions, parsley and mayonnaise. Gently fold in the crab meat and breadcrumbs taking care not to break up the jumbo lumps. Using your hands, divide the crab meat into 8 shaping them gently into rounds. Chill covered in plastic wrap for 1 hour. Heat a few Tbsp butter and oil in heavy skillet saute 3-4 minutes each side till golden brown. Keep warm in a 200 degree oven. Serve with Spicy tarter sauce.
My personal favorite is bacon and crab salad on toast. Simply substitute picked crab for chicken in your favorite chicken salad recipe, fry some bacon crisp, toast some bread, slather on the salad and lay the bacon strips across.
Up to two house-trained dogs are welcome at a no charge; cats are not. A $100 extra deposit is required and is refundable, provided no damage occurs. Please do not allow the dogs on the furniture or beds.
Please make sure that your dogs are flea free when they arrive. There are no fleas in the natural environment but they will multiply rapidly if you bring them indoors. Your deposit will be forfeited if the next guests have to flea bomb the house.
Please also be courteous of others if you take them to the beach, a leash is required unless they are well trained. They will need more water than you out there, so go prepared
The showers have low flow shower heads. Nevertheless, if everyone takes long showers at the same time, you will run out of hot water. Space your showers in the evening, don’t stay teenage long, and you won’t have any problems.
The RO system is under the kitchen sink and the spigot is on the sink. The first time you use it let it run for 60 seconds. Fill water pitchers for the bathrooms and you may use it for cooking. Taste before deciding if you want to use it for drinking water. Depending on rainfall, even with the RO, it can have a noticeably salty taste. We usually just get a few gallons of drinking water from the Pig.
The stairwell will be hot all the time so please keep bedroom doors closed. The thermostat for the den and bedroom level above is located on the ocean side of the fireplace next to the bar. Because of this when it reaches the set temperature the bedrooms above may still be less than comfortable. If that occurs just turn the thermostat down a little lower at night assuming the bedrooms will be 3 or 4 degrees warmer than your setting.
You will need to bring or rent linens for two king size beds, 2 or 3 fulls and a queen (if you plan to use the sleeper sofa) as well as your towels. All can be rented at Edisto Essentials, phone 843-869-0951.
Use only the Dish remotes. They are all you need. Press both red buttons at the top of the remote to turn on the receiver and TV. If you have a Netflix, Hulu, Pandora account, etc. you can press the menu button to access those programs using your account info or go to channel 370 to access Netflix.
Not much, you are at the end of the road with no one else and no traffic.