During the transition to online possibilities for both work and school this fall, why not take advantage of this option and treat yourself to a change of scenery by working from the comfort of your vacation rental home?
The rental rates have dropped, the weather is still beautiful and the island is noticeably quieter! The lower rental prices will allow you to save money while still experiencing a fantastic getaway. All of our homes and condos have Wi-Fi service for your schooling or work needs. Not only does this allow you to complete assignments remotely, but you can explore the deep history that Pawleys Island offers. Fantastic ideas for at-home history lessons for kids with rich stories from plantation times, discovering natural science and coastal environments.
During the next few weeks, we will be sharing great ideas of local history, environmental learning, and cultural diversity all within our community. For example, did you know we have a local Gullah Museum? There is also deep history found in Brookgreen Gardens. I can’t wait to share those hidden gems with you!
Treat yourself to a different type of vacation this fall. The beach is still here waiting for you, but take a moment to explore the history and nature of our beautiful area. Spend the day exploring and then you can view the sunset from the creek dock. Did you know the sunsets in the fall are much more vivid than summer sunsets? The light from the sun must pass through much more of the atmosphere so the light is exposed to more molecules in the air producing vibrant reds, pinks, purples, and other astonishing colors.
The fall is a great time to be at the beach and with the flexibility working virtually provides, it’s a win, win!
Pawleys Island has rich history filled with stories that began in the early plantation days and extend into modern times. Over the next few months, we will be releasing posts focusing on certain aspects of Pawleys history. From ghosts stories, the development of Pawleys Island, historic vacation homes and more; there are pieces of Pawleys Island’s past that yearn to be explored.
As I cross the causeway, smelling the sweet pluff mud and hearing the seagulls chattering overhead, my imagination turns to the older days before technology and without the stress from today’s world. How comforting it is to sit on the front porch, take a deep breath of salt air and listen to the familiar sounds of the beach. One of the allures of Pawleys Island is the sense that it has always been here, a familiar friend. Regardless of the personal changes throughout the year, the island remains stable.
Liberty Lodge is a historic Pawleys House and an iconic property on the island. Originally built on the mainland, known as Canaan Seashore, across the Pawleys creek. Around the mid 1850’s, the Ward Family disassembled the home and moved it to the present location at 520 Myrtle Avenue! In 1912, Cornelia Ehrich, the Great Grandmother of the current owners, bought the house and surrounding 10 acres for $5,000. In 1954, Hurricane Hazel deposited a rowboat onto the porch, surprisingly without damaging any rails! Up until the 1970’s, an artesian well on the property supplied the water for Liberty Lodge and several other surrounding properties. Liberty Lodge has stayed in the family and is now known as a popular rental home to many repeat vacationers, year after year!
The next time you’re vacationing at Liberty Lodge, keep an eye out for the original 1” by 12” wooden siding, hewn from single planks with some pieces in excess of 30” long. A keen eye will also spot examples of mortise and tenon joints that harken back to an older style of home construction. See if you can find some of the home’s architectural clues that belie its storied past.