USA South Carolina Edisto Beach Edisto Island Listing #52932

Mermaid Cottage - Edisto Beach, SC

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51 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 4 dog max 
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Private home with fairway views, WiFi, AC, screened deck, & washer/dryer

Take back the feeling of a restful vacation and enjoy all that Edisto Beach has to offer from your doorstep. If smaller homes appeal to you, this adorable cottage is the ultimate destination with privacy that a condo cannot offer. A bright and poised interior is beaming with joyful sunlight and charisma reminding you to savor your time near the Atlantic shore. The spacious living room opens to the sunroom which is the perfect place to settle in with your favorite book to enjoy relaxation and quiet time. The screened back deck and sunroom offer picturesque views of a small lagoon and the Plantation Course fairway. Central AC, free WiFi, and a private washer/dryer round out the in-home essentials.

Located before the front gates of Wyndham Ocean Ridge, restaurants and shops are a swift walk from your home away from home. The advantages of resort life on Edisto are all at your fingertips. Do as much or as little as you choose. It’s your vacation.

Enjoy one of Wyndham's three pools, playground, and fitness center for an additional fee.

WHAT’S NEARBY

AttractionDistance From Home
Bay Creek Park0.5 Miles
Edisto Beach State Park5.0 Miles
Edisto Island Serpentarium7.0 Miles
Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge26.6 Miles
Botany Bay3.9 Miles
The Marina at Edisto Beach4.1 Miles

THINGS TO KNOW

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Playground

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Firepit

51 reviews

Terri C. Sep 2022
We loved the brightness of the light from all the windows. The space was clean and neat and very comfortable! It had everything we needed! Would love to return!
Greg L. Sep 2022
The views,location
Rachelle B. Sep 2022
We were there for a little over a month and we loved everything about it! It was relaxing, the wildlife was plentiful , and quiet. We couldn’t have found a better place to spend some time.
Beth M. Jul 2022
This little cottage was perfect!! We loved the location in Wyndham (right at the entrance). The furniture was clean and not run down. The kitchen was well furnished with pots, pans, plates and glasses, all of which were in excellent shape. Nice, big flat screen TVs were in both bedrooms and the living room. Bedding and towels were in good shape, no gross stains of any kind. The air conditioning died our first night there. I called the emergency number and Vacasa sent maintenance people out right away (on a Sunday) who then called AC specialists who also came out quickly. Vacasa provided portable AC units until the central air was fixed. We have rented at Edisto going on 10 years and we have never had service like that from the competing realty company. Quite the opposite actually. Is this house perfect? No, of course not. Is this house well appointed with everything you need and was it exceptionally clean? Yes, it absolutely was!! We will definitely be back.
daphne/chuck o. Feb 2022
We enjoyed our two-week February stay in the house, especially the sun room overlooking the little tidal lagoon. Vacasa was great about making good on the promise of a hair dryer after we complained and, after we found the refrigerator didn't make ice and didn't have an ice tray, they brought us a couple.

We rated our stay a four star, not five, because there were several problems to do with the house itself that really need to be fixed if Vacasa is charging over $300 a day!
What didn't work was that the fridge doesn't cool evenly and needs to be replaced. The top two shelves freeze EVERYTHING so we could only use the bottom shelf and the veg bins.
Please add at least one working knife to cut food up! The knives were a nightmare for anyone who's cooking. Also, the cottage needs small spoons -- desperately.
The promised fireplace, which we wanted to use in the cold weather, required getting on your knees to "turn on". the propane. Even the Vacasa handyman (a very nice young man) couldn't -- after 20 minutes on his young knees -- get it to work. So, we said "forget it". If a working fireplace is promised, it needs to work and a switch should be provided to turn it on. Plus, the propane tank needs to have propane in it, which it didn't.
Hopefully, for future renters the new owner will fix these problems, at least for longer term winter renters like ourselves.
Manager response:
We appreciate you staying with us and have purchased new knives, spoons, and propane. We do apologize about those inconveniences. The homeowner has been advised of the fridge's situation. Thank you!
Robin B. Aug 2021
We loved the location, quiet and private, views of the lagoon and golf course!
Holly W. Jun 2021
We aren’t golfers, so the draw to stay at Mermaid Cottage on the golf course at Wyndham was really that it was the right size and suited our budget. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! The view of the lagoon just outside the beautiful sunroom windows is gorgeous, and one morning we awoke to dozens of egrets and two GIANT wood storks fishing and sunning at the lagoon. What a treat! Two restaurants are just a 2 minute walk away (Briny Swine is fabulous!). Washer and dryer in the master bath made washing easy. So nice to have fresh towels for the beach each day. The ONLY thing we thought was missing was a pot big enough to boil pasta or shrimp (from the seafood market within walking distance!). Thanks for a great week of R and R!!
Terry W. May 2021
The whole vacation was great! We love Edisto. The rental cottage was perfect for us. Hope to see you nesxt year..
. Apr 2021
We had a great time very relaxing. You are located close to everything you need. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Mar 2021
Very comfortable home with incredible views of the lagoon birds. Warm in winter, well laid out with really good beds. Full kitchen and appliances for settling in for a long visit. Host has lots of fun decore and games and spaces for activities. Area around the house is safe for dog walking, adequate lighting at night, and the walkway and stair railings were an asset for someone who is limited in stair climbing. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Feb 2021
I had such a beautiful, relaxing time at the Mermaid Cottage. Very comfortable bed, nice hot water in shower and big tub to soak in. The view from the sunroom was entrancing, so many wild birds come to visit the lagoon! Safe and lighted entrance and a variety of walking paths in the complex. The steps were very stable and I felt very safe and at home. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Nov 2020
a bit disappointed the beach accesses were not closer - and not all had parking, but we did a work-around.
All was good after that. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Oct 2020
My husband and I were looking for a short weekend retreat at Edisto Beach within a budget. I was getting really discouraged thinking our trip wasn’t going to happen until I discovered this little gem. It met our needs and was in budget, but best of all it was quaint and comfortable. Although the cottage could use some upgrades, the little things were easily overlooked when we sat in the sunroom drinking our morning coffee and enjoying the pond view. This cottage is perfect for two couples or a small family. We plan on going back there next year.
Side note: bring more bath towels, all of your paper products, soap for kitchen and bath, and food storage containers. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Jul 2020
This was my family`s fourth visit to Edisto and by far the worst property. The house is run down and poorly maintained. The sliding glass doors on both the kitchen deck and the screened porch were in such bad condition that we made every effort to even try to open them. The screen on the kitchen door wasn`t even attached and the handle on the screened porch door wasn`t even properly attached.
The shower handle in the master bath was old, wobbly and not properly secured to the wall. There was also mold around the base of the shower.
We complained that the water dispenser and ice make on the fridge didn`t work.The response from the office was that it was too inefficient and that, according to the genius on the phone, it required three gallons of water to make one gallon of ice. Hmmm...
The tap water tasted bad and caused our little six-pound dog to vomit several times after drinking it. We ended up buying our own water from the local market.
The second day we were there my daughter spotted a roach in the hallway bathroom and later another in the secondary bedroom closet.
Interestingly enough, the same day that a COVID mask madate was put in place an unmasked exterminator showed up at the front door to inform us that he was going to be applying poison to the exterior of the house.
Like sleeping late on vacation? Forget it here. At 8 a.m. the place sounds like the deck of a warship with swarms of mowers, leaf blowers and weed whackers descending on the property. If those aren`t enough auditory annoyance, there`s always the golf course right in front of the dwelling with huge machines mowing, spraying chemicals or dragging jet engine sized blowers to and fro for your listening pleasure.
The master bedroom is equipped with a luxurious 13-inch TV that was likely made in the 80`s, since it was an ancient CRT-type set. However, we discovered that it was connected to absolutely nothing except power. Just one more lovely amenity included in the $1,5 `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. May 2020
Relaxing and enjoyable week at Edisto Island in the Mermaid Cottage. We loved the porches both screened in and glass. Enjoyed watching the wildlife in the water off the back porch each morning. Very quiet and conveniently located. Took many walks and bike rides. Our only critique is that the seating in the living areas were not very comfortable and therefore not conducive to relaxing. However, the beds were comfortable and supported peaceful rest. Also, the ice maker didn`t work and I`m not sure if it was connected to a water source. Not a deal breaker, but would have been nice to know that up front. Overall, a really good experience and we would return to the Mermaid Cottage and recommend to others. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Dec 2019
Overall the critical things were clean, but could use a good dusting on woodwork ceiling fans etc. Also refrigerator was in need of a good wipedown. The shower in the large bathroom could use some work. Also the spare blanket for the bed in the room with the large bed smelled awful (wet dog) luckily we did not need it, as I think it was probably too large and bulky to fit in the regular size washer. We loved the sunroom and cozy living room. Especially the fireplace! Location was good, but be aware that it is a long walk to the beach, so probably would want to bike or drive. We would definitely book again! The property management company (Atwood) was very quick to respond to us when we called them. They are the best company that we have dealt with at Edisto. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Oct 2019
Found dirty coffee cups in the cabinet Did not do any cooking so don`t know about other dishes. We washed all the coffee cups before we left the property. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Jun 2019
House was charming and clean. It overlooked a beautiful lagoon. Very nice. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Jun 2019
A nice facility in a nice location, but it really needs some deep cleaning and a few paint brushes. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Dec 2018
Property is in a great location and allows dogs...which was perfect. Everthing that needed to be clean, bed/bath, was clean. Unit had great space and a great view of lagoon. The place could use a good cleaning but it may be because i was there in the off season and not regularly used. Also a little dated, i.e. ceiling paint falling on floor. I think with a little maintence this place would be perfect and definitely met my needs on the short stay. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Nov 2018
We really enjoyed our stay at Mermaid Cottage. Such a cute and comfortable house! The lagoon and sunroom/screened porch were a real plus! Very good location! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Sep 2018
We had a wonderful time at Edisto, one of my favorite destinations. The cottage was comfortable and attractive. We had planned to stay a full month, but Hurricane Florence forced us to evacuate after a little over 2 weeks. The rental. company worked with the cottage owner to schedule make-up time in October. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Aug 2018
Photos are accurate. Well stocked: sheets, towels, kitchen utensils, plates, flatware. Problem with A/C was fixed in 30 minutes. Great location, just before Wyndam gate. 2 TVs. Propane grill on porch.
This is truly a cottage, separate from neighbors so it was quiet. Although pet friendly no odors or fur. We had our 2 yorkies. Bring your toothbrush, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, dishwasher soap and laundry detergent. Unit has vacuum, broom, bucket for cleaning. Needs a little touch up maintenance, nothing serious. Didn`t see any bugs inside property. Refrig has great ice maker. Would rent again. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Jul 2018
Enjoyed our stay! Great location! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Jun 2018
Never been to Edisto Island before. I would go back in a minute! The `ladies of Atwood` were so wonderful and helpful! The cottage in Wyndham was so cute! Perfect size for the 2 of us and our dogs. We walked them every day and rode our bikes. It was so charming. The pictures portray exactly what it looks like! Plenty of hot water and great air conditioning `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Apr 2018
This place is super cute very charming with a great view. Great central location and was fun to be right in the Wyndam resort. The kitchen was adequate and we enjoyed the hot tub however I am reluctant to stay here again because the bed was super hard very uncomfortable mattress and I did not sleep well. If one is not fussy about such things it is fine. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Apr 2018
Great cottage in a very convenient location. It was cold the first couple of days we were there. Could of used some extra blankets. Some dust bunnies under the beds and on ceilings but overall home was clean. Loved the florida room and screened in porch that overlooked a small pond. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Mar 2018
I don`t need 200 characters to tell you my wife and I had a great time at Mermaid Cottage. The only negative thing I have to say is that the TV needs to have ESPN! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Mar 2018
Enjoyed staying in the cottage very much. The location was very pretty - enjoyed taking walks every morning / evening lots of trees and birds. Felt quiet and safe. It`s a long walk to the beach but just a 5 minute drive to the many beach access areas.

Loved the decks and sun room on the back that overlooked the golf course and pond. Lots of sunlight.

My only feedback is about the condition of the showers - they need to be updated. They were clean but old so no matter how clean they still felt dirty. Old hardware and cracks in the shower panels. Despite the showers - would stay here again.
`This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Mar 2018
We enjoyed this little cottage so much--perfect location on the golf course. Since it was February and not beach weather, it was just perfect. My husband was fraught over the TV. We don`t do well with two remotes--always hit the wrong thing!! Don`t know if it was because of us or the cable service, he was not able to watch his favorites. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Mar 2018
We had a very nice time during our stay at Mermaid Cottage; the weather was lovely! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Nov 2017
The location was convenient. Upon going ion porch spider webs everywhere. Not welcoming site. . Rug in bedroom not vacuumed well. There were 2 dead bugs on floor of sun porch: No directions on using TV remotes , Channels etc.
We enjoyed the sun porch and views; decorated nice. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Oct 2017
Great view from back sun porch, overlooking pond and golf course. A good place to watch nature.We had a relaxing stay. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Sep 2017
Enjoyed the rental and trip. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Sep 2017
Super cozy cottage with lots of room `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Aug 2017
We`re two-decade Edistonians, but this was our first rental of a Sea Cloud cottage, as we tend to be oceanside folks. Well cleaned, well kept, and well presented, we really enjoyed Mermaid Cottage, with its fun and funky decorations, convenient layout and location, and relaxing porches and decks. More than enough room for just the two of us, it would have accommodated six or more if necessary. Reverse Osmosis drinking water and ice makes it convenient to skip the ritual of heading to the Town`s RO tower for water refills. All in all, we really enjoyed Mermaid Cottage, and we`d recommend it to others. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Aug 2017
We enjoyed the charming cottage. It was very clean and had a wonderful view of the fairway from the sunroom.
The kitchen was lacking in terms of plates, glasses, pots and pans and sharp knives. There just wasn`t enough of everything in order to prepare and serve a meal for four.
We were very disappointed in the cable channel selection. We would suggest adding additional channels in order to provide a widder variety of choices.
We felt the listing of one queen and one king bed was misleading. The `king` bed was actually two twins pushed together. It was definitely not as comfortable as an actual king bed would be.
Overall our stay was very pleasant and we enjoyed our time at the Mermaid Cottage.
`This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Aug 2017
Overall it was great! This was our first trip to Edisto Beach and the area exceeded our expectations! The place was very comfortable for our family and the rooms were larger than the photos suggested. A few minor repairs are needed which I communicated to Atwood at checkout but it wouldn`t stop me from recommending the place. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Jul 2017
Love the location and lay out of the cottage. The inside was decorated really cute and love the view of the lagoon. However, the outside of the cottage is a little scary. At first glance your scared to walk in. The porch and walk way hasn`t been cleaned in awhile. The banisters were green & all porches were dirty. The queen bed is horrible, did not get a good nite sleep all week. Also it`s listed as having cable. You really only have like 10 channels. Plus at times the parking is questionable... Your supposed to have 2 reserved spots but others park in your spot BC the lot is small BC of the office being in the same lot. Love the Atwood app but @ check-in nothing about linen exchange or house keeping is explained. It was our first time renting so wish they would have went over things. They were very nice though. I would rent again but would have to bring something for the bed. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Jul 2017
The place was wonderful!. We usually rent a place right on the beach so it was nice to be a little ways off. It was very peaceful. Everything was nice and clean. We really enjoyed our stay, there only two small issues. Upon arriving the dishwasher was full of clean dishes that we had to unload. And the door knob was messed up and very difficult to unlock. We called for service they came out right away and while they did not totally correct , they made it a little more manageable. It was just a little frustrating coming back from the beach and struggling with a doorknob. Other than that we really enjoyed it and we would stay there again! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Jun 2017
Everything from making the reservation until the moment we left the cottage was fantastic! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Jun 2017
This was our best stay in Edisto so far! The cottage is adorable and honestly the pictures don`t do it justice! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. May 2017
This cottage was perfect! We enjoyed the screen porch and the setting so much that we never sat down once inside! The cottage was so bright and cheerful and cozy. It was very private. And so quiet. Perfect for relaxing! Beach access was right around the curve. Enjoyed watching the turtles in the lagoon that ran right up under the back porch. Also the staff at Atwood was very friendly. Would definitely stay in this location again! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. May 2017
On arrival we were greeted by 2 trash bags laying outside by steps,one was torn open by animals. The screened rear porch-deck was very dirty,a container full of stagnant rain water and screen was torn in several places.The interior needs a deep clean,and the dead roaches removed. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Apr 2017
WE HAD PICKED THIS LITTLE VACATION HOUSE BECAUSE OF FEWER STEPS AND LOCATION. WE CALLED AND BOOKED AND WERE EXCITED ABOUT GETTING BACK TO EDISTO WITH OUR 10 YEAR OLD ENGLISH BULLDOG AND HAD INVITED SOME FAMILY MEMBERS OVER FOR A FEW DAYS.WE ARE IN OUR 70`S AND STILL ENJOY TRAVELING BUT ARE LIMITED AS TO WHEN AND WHERE. WE ARRIVED ON SUNDAY AND WERE SURPRISED THAT THE HOME HAD BEEN RENTED TO A LONG TERM RENTER AND THAT IT WOULD BE MONDAY BEFORE ANY LONG TERM DECISION COULD BE MADE AS TO WHAT COULD BE
WORKED OUT. WE WERE GIVEN A HOME FOR SUNDAY NIGHT (UPGRADE) BUT THERE WERE OTHER RENTERS COMING IN ON THURSDAY FOR THIS HOUSE AND WE
WOULD BE CALLED ON MONDAY TO LET US KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN AFTER WEDNESDAY. LONGTERM RENTERS AGREED TO MOVE ON MONDAY AND WE COULD TAKE THE HOUSE TUESDAY.WE PACKED AND MOVED INTO THE HOUSE ON THAT DAY. ATWOOD DID THE BEST THEY COULDTO ACCOMODATE US IN THIS UNUSAL SITUATION. THE FIRST OF THE WEEK GUEST CANCELED BUT THE OTHER GUEST CAME ON WEDNESDAY.
`This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
. Apr 2017
Relaxing, and a good time with our famiky. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`