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Inlet Point Beach Renourishment
Posted by Dieter Co Vacations | Saturday, July 2, 2022


Inlet Point has been working to renourish the beach in front of Inlet Point South and The Peninsula for over a year.  After many delays, the project recently started.  We have been told it will likely take 4 – 6 weeks. Official information from the dredge company has been hard to come by so we will be providing 1st hand updates as things progress:

Saturday, July 2nd
The northern end of the fence was moved significantly this week.  They have placed sand fences along the new dunes in front of Inlet Point South and start of The Peninsula.  Sea La Vie has completed their walkway and has beach access. Only the 1 large pipe remains on the beach in front of the house.  The leading edge fencing for the project is now just south of Big Kahuna; they are pumping sand about 4 houses north near The BoathouseOcean Point and Palmetto Sun still have beach access as the project has not yet reached these homes. 

Sea La View - New Beach Access
Sea La Vie South
Big Kahuna North
Big Kahuna South

 

Thursday, June 30th
All equipment continues to move South.  Today they are pumping sand around the middle of The Penninsula.  Partial beach access has been restored through Inlet Point South and the first few houses along The Peninsula.  There are sand walkways providing access over the pipe in this area.  Houses in front of the project still have access as well.  See map and photos below from today with more details. 
Here is a video of what it pumping process looks like on The Peninsula 

Inlet Point Beach Update 6/30/22
Dolphin Watch 1 North

Sea La Vie North

Big Kahuna North

Palmetto Sun South


Saturday, June 25th
The beach project is continuing to push South along The Peninsula. It does not appear that they are working today.  Most activity looks to be complete on the beach in Inlet Point South and there has been sand pushed up in several areas over the remaining exposed pipe.  The pumping equipment is currently located about 1/3 of the way into The Peninsula area.  Please see our photos below with captions from today.
 

Start of The Penninsula Looking North
Start of The Penninsula Looking South
Sea La Vie
Sea La Vie Now Has Beach Access
Most Equipment Now South of Sea La Vie
Big Kahuna Looking North
Big Kahuna Looking North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 23rd Update
Work has been progressing this week and has moved several houses south into The Peninsula.  Most heavy equipment is now south of Sea La Vie (at our last update it was still north of the house.  Best guess is that it will pass The Boat House and reach Big Kahuna next week.  Due to rough seas, there has been little activity today.  The large pipe is still on the beach through all of Inlet Point South but they have pushed up sand to act as walkovers in several locations. See photos from today below.

Beach Looking South from in front of Condo Building #4
Looking South from Sea La Vie
Looking South from Big Kahuna

Friday, June 17th Update
Activity should resume today after a delay due to equipment breakdowns. Inlet Point South has been completed except for the clean up phase. The work will now start at Peninsula and is expected to extend into July. Please see details from this recent HOA letter:

Dear Peninsula Property Owners and neighbors,

We wanted to give you an update on the Sand Renourishment Project. As many of you have noticed, Marinex has been shut down for over a week. They had completed the work at the IPS houses, except for clean up work, and are at the first house of the Peninsula. After several breakdowns, they are replacing a 4,000 foot section of subline piping to eliminate the problem. This is being finished and the dredge will be back at work tomorrow. Due to this delay and the unknown factors such as weather conditions, the project will continue into July to finish up. The engineering firm has been working closely with US Fish and Wildlife and SCDNR concerning turtle protection efforts.

We greatly appreciate your support and patience as this project is completed.
The Peninsula at Inlet Point South Board

Photos from today, June 18th

Condo Building #4 Looking South
Sea La Vie Looking North.  Equipment about 4 houses away.
Sea La Vie Looking South - Dune Pushed Up About 1 House Down
Big Kahuna Looking North

 

Wednesday, June 15th Update
Very little activity since Saturday. No crew working this morning. We will post another update when visible activity resumes.  The project appears to be running behind schedule, but no scheduling updates have been communicated.

Saturday, June 11th Update
The project continues to move in a southern direction.  The front end of the project is now on The Peninsula and the tail-end fence is around the middle of Inlet Point South.  The large pipe and tractors are still working in front of Inlet Point South houses.  Due to weather and equipment issues there were several days this past week when no work was observed along the beach.  This slows the project but  limits tractor noise and lights. See our photos below from this afternoon:

Condo Bldg #4 - Looking North
Condo Bldg #4 - Looking South
Palmetto Sun - Looking North
Big Kahuna - Looking North
Sea La Vie - Looking North
Sea La Vie - Looking South

Junes 7th Update
Due to rough seas the crews did not work the past few days.  They are back at it today and it appears the project has spread south approximately one more house. Here are the latest pictures.

Inlet Point Beach Project
Looking South from Last Condo Access
Inlet Point Beach Project North
Looking North From Front Edge of Beach Project

 

June 4th Update
Things are progressing and the convoy is moving North to South.  The front end of the project has moved about 18 lots from the start of Inlet Point South.  The rear end fence has been moved about 4 houses from the start of the project. See the map below showing the approximate locations from our observations today. 

Project Map Update
Approximate Map of Beach Project 6/4 (Note map should say North to South)
Dolphin Watch View Update
View From Last Condo Access Looking North to Dolpin Watch 1
Sea La Vie Update
View from Sea La View North Towards Project
Big Kahuna Update
Big Kahuna View North Towards Project
Palmetto Sun Update
Palmetto Sun View North Towards Project


 

May 31st Update
The Inlet Point Beach Renourishment project is now in full swing.  They have started in front of the 1st house at the North end of Inlet Point South and have an area about 6 houses wide blocked off along the oceanfront.  We are told that they will be working 24/7 and moving from north to south approximately one house per day. There is not any equipment, nor is the beach blocked in front of the Inlet Point Condos. 

Photo Update - 5/31/22  Work has begun

Inlet Point Project Moving North to South Update 5/31/22
View South Near 1st House
View Looking South Near 1st Home in Inlet Point South

 

View near last house looking North
View Looking North Near Last House on The Penninsula

    

5/27/22 Update
Greetings from the beach.  There has been no visible activity the past few days along the beach.  Below is the most recent update from the owners in Inlet Point.  We will provide more detailed information once they start pumping sand and can share 1st hand observations. 

Work crews continued to install more piping off-shore yesterday.  On the beach the work crews captured the remaining topographic data and the dozer was delivered to the staging area.  Crews have to remain in Winyah Bay as poor sea conditions will limit offshore work for a few days.  Maybe next week before they start pumping sand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5/20/22 Update
Greetings from the beach.  Below is the most recent update from the owners association in Inlet Point.  We are told that they will likely start pumping new sand Monday or Tuesday night.  Much more will be known after they start and we will share more details as soon as possible.
 

Hello fellow Property Owners,

The final piping is being brought to our area over the weekend and the dredge should be in place and pumping early next week. The turtle watchers are in place. Please remember the sand work is around the clock and may be noisy when near your house.  Walkways may be replaced after they pass your house.  

Also, please be neighborly by allowing people to use your walkover if it is complete to keep our new dunes in good shape. 

 
 

5/12/22 Update
You may have heard that Inlet Point has been working to renourish the beach in front of Inlet Point South and The Peninsula.  After many delays, the project is finally moving forward.  The contractors are currently mobilizing equipment, beach walkways are being removed from the oceanfront houses, and we have been told the project will likely take 4 – 6 weeks.  The quote below was shared in a recent email from the HOA: 

> The construction will begin at the north end and work south.  The work will [be moving 1-2 houses per day].  Once they have moved past a home, a pipe will remain on the beach and frequent walkovers will be in place to allow people to get over and to the ocean.  We still expect the whole project to be completed in 4-6 weeks.

The project was initially scheduled to be completed months ago and the owners have no control over the timing.  We agree that the schedule is not ideal and sincerely apologize.  We will pass along more information in a few days as the project commences and more is known. 


Sincerely,
 

The Dieter Company Vacation Rentals & Sales
13253 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(P) 843-237-9800  (F) 843-237-4535

 

 



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Book Now!! It's Vacation Rental Week!
Posted by The Dieter Company | Monday, March 7, 2022


 

Vacation Rental Week

The Dieter Company provides professionally managed vacation properties, and we are excited to participate in the 3rd Annual Vacation Rental Week. It is a chance to show the value of our management services to owners and the benefits to guests staying with us.

Benefits to our Guests

As an alternative to staying in a hotel, booking your vacation in one of our rental homes or condos gives you more space, privacy and a more memorable vacation experience.  Some of our homes are large enough to accommodate multi-family groups. Enjoy time with your friends and family relaxing outside on a screened porch in a rocking chair and the sound of the ocean in the background. Create your ideal vacation. Cook your family meals in fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy fresh shrimp, crabs and fish from local seafood markets and locally grown vegetables from our veggie stands.  Or take in an evening of fun and fine dining at one of the many area restaurants and cafes. Our friendly staff is always ready to give you information and recommendations on restaurants and things to do in the area.  Book directly with The Dieter Company for your next Hammock Coast vacation.

Value for our Owners

Trusting your property to our professional staff for vacation rentals is an easy way to turn your property into an asset yet be able to vacation at the beach any time you would like. We market your property with HDR photos and 3D tours on our website and travel sites such as VRBO,  Homeaway, TripAdvisor, and others.  We handle the cleaning, report maintenance issues to you, We handle bookings, collect deposits and balances, rental agreements, trip insurance, and every other detail involved in rental properties so that you don't have to.  You can simply keep up with your property through our owner portal on the website, and let us handle the rest. Learn more about our Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach rental management program.

Search Vacation Rentals at the Pawleys Island & Litchfield Beaches

Book online, or call us to reserve your vacation.  We have homes, condos and villas oceanfront, creek and marsh front, and everything in between.  Weekly rates available in the summer and short stays in the off season.  Or spend the winter in one of our monthly rentals. We have annual rentals available, too. 

 

We Look Forward to Seeing You at the Beach!




Winter Weeks & Weekends at Pawleys Island & Litchfield Beach
Posted by The Dieter Company | Friday, February 18, 2022


Winter is an enchanting time at the beach.  The mesmerizing call of the waves, the warmth of the sun on the sand, the lighter blue and Caribbean green ocean colors, all add up to a must have restorative winter break.  The crowds are gone, and you'll have the beach practically to yourself. You can see the sites and tour the area at your own pace. So why not enjoy the best of the beach and the best accommodation rates you'll find all year?

Things to Do

Hampton Plantation

Hampton Plantation

From the Revolutionary War to 1971 this National Historic Landmark was privately owned. It is an 18th-century plantation home that not only provided refuge for women and children during the Revolutionary War, the rice fields surrounding the property hid Francis Marion when British troops arrived at Hampton Plantation in search of him.  George Washington saved a tree here! The state of South Carolina acquired the home in 1971. It was in deteriorating condition, and the decision was made to take the opportunity of removing much of the damaged plaster to expose the construction aspects and craftsmanship of the builders of the 18th century.  

The Tale of the Hampton Rice Plantation & it's Ghost!

Georgetown Harborwalk

Boutique shops, museums and a variety of local restaurants and cafes will fill the morning and afternoon.  Georgetown dates back to the mid-1700s and offers many original homes and maritime history.   Visit the Rice Museum, South Carolina Maritime Museum, The Gullah Museum, Kaminski House Museum, or the Georgetown County Museum for a glimpse of the past.   Front Street is lined with antiques, art galleries, clothing boutiques, home furnishing stores, and seafood markets, and much more.

Brookgreen Gardens

Celebrating its 90th year, this is one of America's premier gardens, and a designated National Historic Landmark.  Brookgreen encompasses art, nature, and history in an unsurpassed outdoor setting. Tours, programs and exhibits for all ages.  Stroll through beautiful gardens with fountains and see the largest collection of American figurative sculptures in the gardens and three galleries. Visit the Keepsakes gift and museum shop and have a delightful lunch at Austin's Harvest Restaurant featuring salads, seafood, and sandwiches. Upcoming events at Brookgreen Gardens - https://www.brookgreen.org/events.

Restaurants

Friends dining in Pawleys Island

Winter daily weather ranges from warm and sunny to brisk and invigorating. No matter the weather, you can dine inside or outside and stay comfortable.

Rustic Table 

If you’re looking for Southern comfort food with fresh and local ingredients, the Rustic Table is a great option.It's great family-friendly atmosphere and tasty food will have you coming back for more.

Chive Blossom Cafe

Tucked away, Chive Blossom Cafe is Pawleys Island's own little treasure. The atmosphere, service, and the food make it a popular spot for everyone.

Franks Outback

The food, service, and inviting atmosphere combine to make Frank's and Franks' Outback undisputed favorites among locals and visitors. Frank's provides a fine dining experience, while Frank's Outback is a more laidback, casual affair. Reservations recommended.

Caffe Piccolo 

For Italian cuisine made with fresh and local ingredients, you can't go wrong wiith Caffe Piccolo. Caffe Piccolo offers daily fish, veal and scallop specials for dinner along with a full Italian menu of chicken, shrimp, crab, calamari, mussels, clams, beef and pork in traditional sauces like bolognese, fra diavlo, marinara, scampi, alla vodka, carbonara and ragu

Bistro 217 

Located in the heart of Pawleys Island, Bistro 217 offers seafood, steak, pasta dishes and includes a full bar and courtyard so you can take in the lovely atmosphere of Pawleys Island. 

Book Your Pawleys Island Vacation Home or Condo

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With miles of sandy beaches, plenty of activities and attractions, and a multitude of dining experiences, Pawelys Island is the perfect place for the ultimate getaway. Browse 150+ Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach vacation rentals and choose from a wide variety of homes and condos.

 



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Celebrate #BookDirect Day
Posted by The Dieter Company | Thursday, January 27, 2022


Litchfield Beach

Let's Celebrate #BookDirect Day!

Book Direct Day was created to inform travelers about the benefits of booking direct.  When you book direct with us for your Pawleys Island Beach Vacation, you save fees charged by online rental booking sites like - Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, FlipKey, and TripAdvisor. Check out the benefits of booking direct below!

Why Book Direct?

The Dieter Company is a professional manager of vacation homes and condos in Litchfield Beach, North Litchfield Beach, Litchfield by the Sea and Pawleys Island.   Our office has been located in Pawleys Island since 1974 and our rental staff all live locally.  We have personally been in each rental property and are glad to share first-hand knowledge in helping you find the perfect vacation rental. Large computerized sites only have access to limited information due to the high commissions charged to private owners and companies.  

Along with personal knowledge of our properties, we offer the extra touch that only a local can provide

We are glad to assist with suggestions for family-friendly activities, where to shop for groceries or just a little history about Pawleys Island.   For special milestones or special needs, we can point you in the right direction for the best wedding venues, fine dining, handicap beach accesses, or simply the best hammock to enjoy the ocean breeze!

Start Your Pawleys Island Vacation Rental Search Today

February is a great month for Special Deals.  Many properties offer 3-night stays and get the 4th night free.  Want to spend some quality time at the beach?  Try a monthly rental. We have availability for monthly stays through March and even April.  The prices will surprise you!  Choose from beautiful oceanfront condominiums with spectacular views up and down the beach to off-ocean homes overlooking the gorgeous tidal saltwater creeks.  

Also, don't forget to bring along your entire family, including your dog!  Search online, or call us about homes that are Dog Friendly.  

So, let's celebrate Book DIrect Day - Save money, and enjoy a better experience on your Litchfield Beach vacation.  



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2022 Pawleys Island Vacation Rentals
Posted by The Dieter Company | Thursday, October 14, 2021


Book Now for 2022!

Now is the time to secure your Pawleys Island vacation rental for 2022! By booking in advance, you'll be able to claim your preferred home and week. Book direct for the best price and save up to 15% compared to hidden fees on Airbnb & VRBO.

Spend Your 2022 on the Hammock Coast!

Our Pawleys Island vacation rentals and condos feature an array of amenities that will make your trip to the Hammock Coast a safe, and memorable one. The Dieter Company offers oceanfront, homes with private pools, dog-friendly rentals, and of course access to miles of uncrowded beaches. All of our Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach rentals are just a short walk to the beach. Finding your dream Pawleys Island vacation property is easy with us! 

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Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Pawleys Island
Posted by The Dieter Company | Wednesday, June 16, 2021


Immersing yourself in the local food and culture is what makes a vacation, a vacation! Here’s our tips to finding a local restaurant that everyone can enjoy. Read on to find our list of the best family-friendly restaurants in the Pawleys Island area.  

Rustic Table 

If you’re looking for Southern comfort food with fresh and local ingredients, the Rustic Table is a must-visit during your vacation to Pawleys Island. The restaurant’s family-friendly atmosphere and great food will have you coming back for more. The Island Shops location has shopping for the adults and a lake where kids can feed the ducks. 

Nothing says the South like shrimp ‘n’ grits, fried chicken, and crispy BBQ ribs. Top off your decadent meal with the famous Pawleys Island pie - a pie made with chocolate chips, pecans, and whipped cream. The kid's menu features items like a PB, Honey, and Banana sandwich, Eli’s Gooey Grillled Cheese, Kids Fried Shrimp and more.  

Address: 10683 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 

Phone: (843) 314-0164 

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm for Lunch and 5 pm - 9 pm for Supper; Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 10 am - 3 pm 

 

Pawleys Raw Bar  

Pawleys Raw Bar is known for its relaxed family atmosphere and amazing seafood. Menu items range from blue crab, oysters, shrimp, and delicious burgers. One of the reasons that makes Pawleys Raw Bar a great choice for families is the children’s playground. While the family waits for the food to arrive, the kids can blow off some steam in the play area, which makes for both happy parents and kids!  

Address: 9448 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585  

Phone: (843) 979-2722 

Hours: Open daily from 11am to 10pm 

 

BisQit 

Located in the Hammock Shops, BisQit is the perfect place to enjoy a casual meal. The rustic, laid-back vibes are apparent when you walk through the doors. The extensive menu makes it so that there is something for everyone! Try the Lowcountry BisQit Sandwich, a biscuit with root beer braised pork belly, smoked gouda, Lowcountry slaw, and bearnaise aioli or for a classic BisQits & Gravy.  

After your meal, stroll around the Hammock Shops Village for some shopping and snag an item or two to commemorate your Pawleys Island vacation.  Kids will love the playground!  

Address: 10880 OCEAN HWY, PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC 29585 

Phone: (843) 979-2747 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 9pm; Saturday & Saturday, 9am – 9pm  

 

Habaneros Mexican Cantina  

If you’re pining for fresh and affordable Mexican cuisine while visiting Pawleys, Habaneros has you covered. The atmosphere is easy going and the food is flavorful, ensuring a fantastic experience. There is indoor seating available and outdoor seating available as well to accommodate customers who prefer to dine al fresco.  Frequently you will see local kids kicking a soccer ball around while parents sit along the outside deck. 

Address: 11151 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, SC 29585 

Phone: (843) 235-9595 

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11:30am – 9:00pm  

 

Anything Froz Acai Bowls  

Help the kids cool off from the summer heat with a visit to Froz. Satisfy their (and yours) sweet tooth with some healthy alternatives like frozen yogurt, fruit smoothies, acai bowls and more. For parents, fuel up at the coffee and espresso bar with an espresso latte. The friendly and welcoming environment will have you coming back for more. Can you say sugar rush! 

Address: 13088 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 

Phone: (843) 314-9194 

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm  

 

Start Planning Your Pawleys Island Vacation 

The wide beaches, kid-friendly activities and attractions, and the Southern charm make Pawleys Island a top destination for families every year. Browse 150+ Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach vacation rentals and choose from a wide variety of homes and condos. After you’ve booked your home, make sure to write down the above kid-friendly restaurants and support local during your visit! 



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6 Tips on How to Make Your Vacation Rental Stand Out
Posted by The Dieter Company | Thursday, March 4, 2021


Beach Rentals have proved to be an excellent vacation choice during the challenges of Covid and last year was record-setting for many of our vacation homeowners.  We have all learned a lot since last April and want to share some helpful insight in preparing for the upcoming rental season.

Over Easy - Pawleys Island Oceanfront Rental

How to Make Your Pawleys Island Rental Stand Out

  1. Well-equipped kitchens are desirable as they allow families to cook and avoid dine-in restaurants.
  2. Your WIFI needs to be fast and secure.  Without it, you are missing rental opportunities. 
  3. Guest are looking for unique amenities like pools, table tennis, pool tables, fire pits, & game rooms.
  4. Outdoor spaces, with nice furnishings, are more important than ever.
  5. Renter expectations have risen.  Old carpets, worn bedspreads, and dated sofas are not ok.  They want newer, or well-maintained properties, and are willing to pay a premium for them.
  6. Keyless Entry and Smart Thermostats are starting to be of interest to guests.

Travelers want a nice place at the beach to comfortably spread out with close family and friends.  What a great reminder that it’s time to arrange your annual “Spring Clean” and schedule preventative maintenance tasks.  This is important for appearance, safety, and may prevent more costly repairs this summer.  These suggestions are based on feedback and maintenance calls from all of our rental properties.  With your approval, we want to help minimize problems by addressing potential issues before they arrive. 

Every Year Owners Should:

  1. Update and Restock the Kitchen
  2. Declutter Closets
  3. Replace Worn Pillows
  4. Clean Carpets
  5. Organize Storage Areas.  
  6. If you have older or ongoing appliance issues, we strongly recommend replacing them now.  Covid has caused shortages and you may not be able to get items last minute this summer.  Many owners have also been removing carpet from their homes and replacing it with new solid surface flooring like luxury vinyl planks (LVT or LVP). 

We are always glad to help you by obtaining upfront quotes and scheduling work.  Services are performed by reliable contractors that you can speak with directly.  Our goal is to help you minimize potential problems and keep guests smiling on vacation.  Please be sure to share any updates with us. Even small things, like new bedspreads, can make a big impact in marketing to potential renters.  It also gives us the opportunity to feature your property through social media and other marketing. Jacque, Krystal, Rhonda, Vicki, Carol and I welcome your questions and appreciate the opportunity to take care of your home at the beach. 

Please circle preferences on the next page and return to Info@DieterCompany.com, Fax: 843-237-4535, or mail.  If coordinating tasks directly, please let us know this as well.

We hope to see you around the beach this Spring!



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