Helpful Pawleys Island Rental Information
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WEEKLY VACATION RENTALS
Weekly vacations are available for all rental properties year-round. All vacation rentals are within walking distance to the beaches of Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach. We offer a wide range of beach vacation options including houses, condos, and villas along the oceanfront, creek and saltwater marsh. Search Weekly Vacation Rentals
All of our vacation rentals are governed by the South Carolina Vacation Rental Act.
NIGHTLY VACATION RENTALS
Nightly rentals are available for many vacation homes and condos during the off-season including holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, Memorial Day and Labor Day! Due to cancellations, there are occasionally last minute options during the Summer as well. You can view property details and pricing using our advance search features. Search Weekend Vacation Rentals
MONTHLY RENTALS, SEASONAL RENTALS, WINTER RENTALS
Monthly or Seasonal Rentals are frequently called Winter Rentals by Pawleys Island locals. This includes stays at the beach that are longer than 30 days. Incredible discounted pricing is available October – April for guests staying several weeks or longer. Rentals longer than 90 days also save an additional 10% as sales and accommodation taxes are not required with the rent. Rates vary depending on the months and length of stay. Also to simplify your beach rental, most properties have utilities included with the rent. What a deal! View Winter Rental Properties
LONG TERM RENTALS
Long term rentals, include both houses and condos, and are available for 3 months or longer. All of our annual rentals are located in Georgetown County. Most of them are in Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach. We have a wide range of furnished and unfurnished rentals available in beach and golf communities. Pet Friendly properties are available. View our selection of homes, condos and townhomes located around Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach and the southern parts of Murrells Inlet. Search Annual Rentals
Vacation reservations may be made in person at our local Pawleys Island address, through our website, or over the phone. Our experienced rental staff all live locally and have personally viewed each rental property. We are glad to assist you Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm. You may also check availability and reserve properties at www.DieterCompany.com. Browse HDR photos of the inside, outside, and view; see floor plans and 3D tours, interactive Google maps and detailed property descriptions. A signed copy of the rental agreement and payment of approximately ½ the total rent amount are required within 3 days to confirm your reservation. Reservations made less than 6 weeks prior to arrival require immediate payment of the total balance.
RESERVATIONS FOR NEXT YEAR
You have the right to make a tentative reservation for the same vacation property and dates next year. We call this an Advance Reservation Hold. A $100 deposit per week is required prior to the Saturday of your departure or your dates will be made available for other guests. The deposit is not transferable and not refundable unless the requested property is unavailable. This holds the property in your name until owners confirm dates and pricing and we are able to send rental contracts toward the end of the year. See more information about Advance Reservations
Rental payments are preferred by check or debit card, but we also accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. Your initial payment is due within 3 days of making a reservation. Upon receipt a Rental Confirmation showing the balance due will be sent to you. Your final balance is required 6 weeks prior to arrival. Reservations arriving in less than 30 days require immediate payment of total balance. Rentals longer than 90 days are tax exempt for the rent. Please note that keys will not be given at check-in until all payments are received.
Check-in begins at 4pm at The Dieter Company office as properties become ready (unless otherwise noted in the property description). Our address is 13253 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. Keys are only provided after confirmation from housekeeping that everything is ready for your arrival. You will receive 2 keys, internet codes and any other pertinent information with your check-in package. If you will be arriving after 5:00 pm or on Sunday please call to make arrangements to pick up keys at our office. Several of our rental properties, like Interval Ownerships, have a different check in/ out times listed in the property description. You must be 25 to check-in.
Early check-in at 1:00 pm is available on a limited basis for an additional cost. This option is not available for all vacation rentals. This must be paid in advance and is not refundable if you arrive late.
Check-out is by 10:00 at The Dieter Company Office unless otherwise listed in the property description. We must strictly adhere to this schedule to ensure the rental properties are ready for the next guests. Please return keys and comments to our office. We do read all of your feedback and use it to make stays enjoyable for future guests. Please bring non-perishable food items to The Dieter Company at check-out for donation to Pawleys Island charities.
Housekeeping is included with all weekly and nightly vacation rentals prior to arrival and after departure. Midweek cleans may be added by request for a special rate. We do require that the rental unit be left in a neat and orderly fashion. Upon departure: wash and store all kitchenware; bag trash and place in outside containers; empty refrigerator and cabinets; check all closets and drawers for belongings; leave linens on the beds and pile all towels in bathrooms. Monthly and annual rentals do not include housekeeping.
LINENS & TOWELS
Linens and towels are included in the weekly rental of most condos in Litchfield By The Sea, Inlet Point and some houses. They are optional for Litchfield Retreat Condos and many houses. All linen packages will have beds made prior to your arrival and bath towels placed in all bathrooms. If not included, you may bring your own or items may be ordered through our office at least 10 days before arrival. Options are available as all-inclusive packages or a-la-cart items. Please return all linens picked up at our office to the bins on our front porch upon departure.
Linen Package Details
FURNISHINGS & EQUIPMENT
Furnishings and equipment vary according to the unique taste of individual owners. All vacation rental properties are equipped for normal daily living. This includes fully furnished kitchens with: microwave, stove, oven, dishes, cookware, flatware and glassware to accommodate the maximum occupancy. Unless otherwise stated in the description, all units have: air conditioning, cable TV, and dishwasher. Please report any equipment problems promptly and we will make every effort to resolve it quickly. No refunds are given due to appliance or equipment failure. Also, please note that furnishings are not to be moved or re-arranged. 1 trash can liner per bin, bars of soap, and a starter roll of toilet paper will be provided prior to your arrival.
|Beach Towels ||Soap|
|Toilet Paper||Trash Can Liners|
|Paper Towels||Beach Towels|
|Dish Detergent||Dish Soap|
|Coffee & Filters||Laundry Detergent|
BEACH EQUIPMENT - Chairs, Umbrellas, BicyclesMany rental properties include a $250 Credit for beach rental equipment. This program in partnership with VayK Gear includes beach items for your vacation including: beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, bicycles and more. You will receive an email directly from Vaykay Gear explaining how to order your gear. This is included for stay from 5-21 nights. Rentals with Gear Credit
For Concierge Beach Service to setup chairs and umbrellas during your beach stay check out Seaside Chairs & Umbrellas. You can call them directly at 843-237-8733. Sample setup for a week at the beach includes:
Sunday – Friday, Setup and take-down service (6 days)
7 1/2' Cabana Stripe beach umbrella with Anchor
Light N’ Easy High Boy aluminum chairs with cup holders (Chairs have three positions, 13" off ground)
For Vacation Rental Properties that are not featured in the VayK Gear program, we have negotiated a special deal with Vacation Equipment Rentals to receive 10% off any order for beach equipment. Order online and use Promo Code "Dieter2021" at checkout. Call 843-215-2700 or Order Equipment Online.
RENTAL CANCELLATIONS & TRANSFERS
Cancellations and transfer requests must be in writing via mail, fax 843-237-4535, or email@example.com. Payments cannot be transferred and guests may not assign or sublease. All refunds that are not covered by insurance are subject to the property and dates being re-rented. If re-rented for less money, the shortage will be deducted from your total. The balance (less insurance premium, reservation fee, and 10% of Rent) will be refunded. We will try to assist with rebooking; however, if the property does not rebook, your outstanding balance is due and monies paid forfeited. Cancellations covered by Trip Insurance will be paid by Generali. Questions - Generali 866-999-4018. Cancellations due to fear of travel or Government restrictions are not transferable and only refundable if the property re-rents.
TRAVEL PROTECTION INSURANCE
Travel Protection Insurance is an optional service that is highly recommended. This insurance not only protects your vacation financial investment from hurricanes, but also covers many unforeseen circumstances resulting from trip cancellations and forfeiture of payments. TRIP INSURANCE is your only refund option for circumstances like: Positive COVID tests, Hurricane Evacuations, Illness, Death, School Date Changes, and Job Loss. We have contracted with Generali Global Assistance to offer this great Travel Protection Insurance. Here are some of the coverages with this great plan:
Covered Trip Cancellation 100%
Covered Trip Interruption or Delay 150%
Baggage and Bag Delay $1,000 per person
Medical and Dental $25,000 per person
Accidental Death $100,000
Some other not so well known Benefits:
On Demand Medical Care – Immediate Access On-call Physicians
24 Hour Emergency Assistance - Medical and Legal referral, Replacement Medication, Pet Return and more
Concierge Service – Book Dinner Reservations, Golf Tee Times, Tickets to Shows, etc.
Roadside Assistance – Tow, Battery, Flat Tire, Locksmith
24 Hours Emergency Assistance During Your Trip 877-243-4135
Claims Phone Number 800-541-3522
Please note we are not able to offer policies in NY and HI at this time.
COVID-19 COVERAGE UPDATE FROM Generali:
"We are providing coverage if a traveler, family member or traveling companion contract COVID-19. The sickness would need to occur during the coverage period, and an in-person diagnosis and signed physician’s statement are required for travelers to receive coverage. This insurance coverage is provided in addition to the 24/7 emergency assistance services included in our plans... and will hopefully help travelers feel more comfortable and able to enjoy their vacations. Something else that can help travelers relax is knowing they have an additional safeguard in place should they confront a case of COVID-19 or learn that a family member has contracted the virus.
Generali coverage for COVID-19 sickness can include:
Pre-paid Travel Arrangements
Insured travelers have coverage if they need to cancel or interrupt their plans if they get sick with COVID-19 or if a traveling companion or family member gets sick with COVID-19.
Medical Expenses and Evacuation
Travelers who get sick on their trip and need to seek treatment or medical evacuation have coverage for medical expenses for up to one year, even after they return home—including copays, deductibles and out-of-network costs billed by primary health insurance.
Additional airfare to return home when a trip is interrupted, and other unexpected costs, like overnight lodging and meals during delays, can be covered if a traveler or family member gets sick with the virus.
For additional information about coverage for COVID-19 sickness, please see our Coronavirus FAQ page.
For all specific coverage questions call Generali Assistance at (866) 999-4018 or view Insurance Plan Details
TRANSFERS & CHANGES
Transfers and changes may be considered for the same rental property and same season in which the vacation reservation was originally made. This must be done at least 90 days prior to the original arrival date and will have to be approved by The Dieter Company. Deposits and payments cannot be transferred to other properties unless the original property is re-rented (see Cancellations).
ACCIDENT DAMAGE PROTECTION (ADP)
Accidental Damage to the property is included with all rentals and covers damages to your rental property reported prior to departure. ADA does not negate your duties or personal liability as a tenant. You just simply report any accidental damage that occurred to your rental property prior to check out. We will take it from there – that simple! Pet damage, guest personal property, additional cleaning is not covered.
Maximum Occupancy is listed for each rental in the property description and on your rental contract. This is the maximum guests allowed; the only exception is for babies in cribs.
NO HOUSE PARTIES!
We only rent to responsible adults over the age of 25. We do not rent to groups predominately under 25 for spring break, graduation, or any other groups at the sole discretion of The Dieter Company. If a house party is detected, we reserve the right to refuse occupancy or immediately discontinue the rental with no refund.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Rules and regulations of each home owners association may vary and must be strictly adhered to. Rules are available throughout our website and in each property.
DOG FRIENDLY VACATION RENTALS
Dog friendly vacation rentals are allowed in several homes. You may bring up to 2 dogs by paying additional pet rent. No other pets, including cats and birds, are allowed. Pets are not allowed on any furniture. Guests are responsible for any damage and additional cleaning expenses relating to pets. You are required to obey all county beach laws and community rules regarding your pet. Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island both have rules posted at beach access areas. Pets are not allowed by renters in any condos throughout our area. This includes all of Litchfield by the Sea, Inlet Point and Litchfield Retreat. If pets are detected without notice or in any non pet-friendly homes, The Dieter Company reserves the right to terminate lease and collect an additional fee of $700. Search Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals
Swimming pools are available for all condos and many private houses that we rent. Hours, Rules, and Closings due to maintenance, staffing, COVID, or other reason are at the discretion of the HOA or owner. No guarantee is provided for pool access and no refunds are given for closings. If you have a child in swim diapers check individual rules. Some private pools may be heated as indicated in the property description. There will be an additional cost associated with this service. Please note that heat pumps will not work when the air temperature is below 50 degrees. Pools are only available to guests staying in that property and may not exceed occupancy allowed by the property.
Elevators are available in most multi-level condo projects and some private homes. Private homes that allow use will require an additional deposit and liability waiver. Any damage during your stay will be your expense without exception. Elevator Addendum
Fireworks are not allowed in any of our properties. Pawleys Island and much of the Litchfield Beaches have ordinances and fines associated with the discharge of fireworks.
Grills are included with many of our rental properties. Check your property description to see if one is provided and whether it is charcoal or gas. Grills are not allowed on or directly below any porches or balconies. Some condos have designated grilling areas. Please clean grill after every use and prior to check-out.
Boats are allowed at some rental houses. Please call office for details regarding size and location. Be aware that the saltwater creeks around Pawleys and Litchfield are tidal and will have large changes in depth from high to low tide.
Golf carts are not provided with any rentals, but may be allowed at most houses and some condos. Note they are not allowed in Inlet Point Condominiums, Litchfield Retreat or any high rise condominium communities at Litchfield by the Sea. We recommend Pawleys Island Golf, the have a great selection of new golf carts available for delivery to your rental property. All of their carts are licensed and certified for Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach Communities. Phone: 843-235-3535
Motorcycles may be allowed in a few homes by special request only.
Recreational vehicles may be allowed in a few homes by special request.
No smoking is allowed in most properties. If your rental does allow smoking it will not be listed as No Smoking in the property description. You may also use our detailed rental search for the few properties that do allow smoking.
INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)
Internet access (WIFI) is provided with most vacation rental properties for no additional cost. If important, please confirm it is listed in the property description prior to reserving. Passwords will be listed in the refrigerator of most properties. Free Wifi is available in several areas throughout our community: Our Lobby, County Library, Eggs Up Grill, Applewood Restaurant and many other locations.
Most of our vacation properties do not have landlines. If a landline is available, the number will be provided on your rental agreement.
Faxes may be sent and received at the UPS Store Phone (843) 237-7951/ Fax (843) 237-7967 Messages will be delivered only in case of emergency.
LOST & FOUND
Please contact our office within 7 days of departure regarding any belongings left behind. We will try to help with locating your lost items. Anything not claimed within 14 days will be donated to local charities. The shipping cost plus $25 is required to return all items.
Grocery stores are easy to access from all rentals. Food Lion (formerly BiLo) is located on WIllbrook Blvd., near the entrance to North Litchfield and Litchfield by the Sea; Lowes Foods and another Food Lion are located at the South Causeway to Pawleys Island; Publix and Fresh Market are situated in between the others on Ocean Highway.
Construction projects are part of growth and change along the coast. If your rental is near an ongoing project we will speak with the contractors regarding reasonable start times and noise to help keep your vacation enjoyable. However, this is beyond our control, and no refund will be given.
Customer service has been the foundation of our success for over 40 years and 3 generations. If you have suggestions that will help make your stay more enjoyable please let us know. Comment Cards are provided at check-in. Please return for us to read and pass along to the property owners
HOW TO CONTACT THE DIETER COMPANY
All of our vacation rentals and rental management agreements are governed by the South Carolina Vacation Rental Act.
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Every precaution has been taken to insure the accuracy of this information on our website. In the event of changes or corrections, The Dieter Company will not be liable.