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Sea Islands, South Carolina

Carolina Sunrise on St. Helena Island

Waterfront home with beach access, wifi and fire pit; pets permitted

Due to high visitation and staffing constraints, local area offerings such as restaurants, bars, shopping, and shared amenities may have limited hours or availability. Cell phone and internet service may also be impacted during high visitation periods. Please contact us directly to discuss the impact during your stay dates.

Enjoy a peaceful vacation on St. Helena Island, complete with a private beach and stunning sunrises.

Sleeping eight, Carolina Sunrise is the perfect three-bedroom, two-bath waterfront home for your next Sea Islands escape. Guests can drift off to sleep in the king-sized primary bedroom, one of the two queen bedrooms, or opt for the comfy sleeper sofa.

The living room features a flat-screen television with a DVD player, Sling TV, plenty of seating, and a sliding glass door allowing access to the back porch. Enjoy preparing meals in the fully-equipped kitchen, and serve your gourmet entrees at the six-person table, with additional seating at the counter. A charcoal grill is also available for your use.

To soak in the beauty of the outdoors, take your dining experience to the spacious back deck and enjoy dinner al-fresco style with gorgeous ocean views. There is also a screened-in gazebo with a dining table which seats four, and just down the back steps you will find a patio with a fire pit. An outdoor shower is provided for your convenience as well.

As the name suggests, this home is perfect for sunrises and a fantastic place to fish and kayak. While the beach in front of the home is not ideal for swimming due to oyster beds, spend your days at Hunting Island State Park with one of the best beaches in the area with a car pass included. Please be advised that this home has a 3 -car maximum.

We encourage you to bring your four-legged friend, as dogs are accommodated for an additional fee of $300. No events with a higher number of guests than the occupancy of the house are permitted. Please be advised that this home can accommodate up to 3 vehicles.

*Please be advised that there are dirt roads on the Coffin Point Plantation. These roads can get quite soggy during intense rains, but are still passable.

As our gift to you for booking with us, we offer free admission to select Sea Islands and Beaufort attractions. Called the Xplorie Program, our guests will receive one free adult admission ticket, per night stay, to attractions like the Kazoo Factory and a free kayak rental. It’s our way of saying, “Thanks!”

Please note that guests must be at least 21 years of age to rent this property.


54 Reviews
4.93 out of 554 Reviews
The home was perfect, clean, and we had everything we needed. The NR staff was very helpful the entire stay. They even helped us find pizza to be delivered. We will be back!
SUSIEOctober 2021
LelandSeptember 2021
BrittneySeptember 2021
I appreciate your immediate response and action to resolved the issue.
MariettaAugust 2021
JessicaAugust 2021
Carolina Sunrise was amazing. It was everything we had hoped for and more. The property is very well taken care of and had everything we needed. The whole rental process was so easy and low key, which is a big plus for us! We can't wait to return. 🙂
ChristopherJuly 2021
the house was great!!!!!!!! The location was nice the beach was beautiful. we will visit again next year.
JamieJuly 2021
The house is great. Kitchen countertop is oversized to point that it is difficult to pass thru next to fridge to dining room. That area is so tight along with bar stools.
richardJuly 2021
Great communication, property was as described, and you could tell it was cleaned well.
ErikaJune 2021
leeJune 2021
LindaJune 2021
The check in/out process was super simple. The house & grounds were very clean and inviting. All around excellent experience!
DawnJune 2021
We had a great time on our stay. The home was great! Clean, well maintained and had everything we needed for our stay.
DougApril 2021
Excellent customer service and superb communication characterized the entire process with Natural Retreats. I'm a fan of overcommunication on the front end to avoid confusion later, and this was walked out completely. I will certainly look for more Natural Retreats properties going forward.
EricApril 2021
Very detailed oriented!!
BennieApril 2021
The house was perfect. Everything we needed was there and very clean. Wonderful stay for our family.
JenniferApril 2021
PeteMarch 2021
CarmynFebruary 2021
MelissaJanuary 2021
CaseyJanuary 2021
KathyJanuary 2021
NickDecember 2020
KathrynOctober 2020
SuzanneOctober 2020
CheriOctober 2020
KarenSeptember 2020
JessSeptember 2020
Wonderful relaxing week with family. Natural Retreats checked in with us with an impending hurricane, and kept us abreast of the latest data. With the hurricane moving away from our coast, we rode it out and had a fantastic week.
MichaelAugust 2020
The house was clean, great views, great location i could go on and on.
AllenAugust 2020
RebeccaJuly 2020
ChuckJuly 2020
MicheleJuly 2020
Great vacation from start to finish! The house was very clean!
CandaceJune 2020
The instructions were clear and the property was as beautiful as described.
stephanieJune 2020
Very nice and comfortable house with a beautiful ocean view that is enjoyed inside through ample windows and outside from the spacious deck.
AndrewMarch 2020
Staff was exceptionally friendly. House was spotless. House was in immaculate condition. Location is unbeatable. Ocean front with unencumbered views. We enjoyed the home so much That we cooked all our meals there and didn’t even leave to visit all the local attractions and fabulous restaurants. We will be back for sure
CaseyMarch 2020
RichardMarch 2020

Stunning views!!

Visited with my family during Thanksgiving. The house was clean, well appointed and comfortable. The veiw was amazing, lots of things to do inside and outside. Cannot say enough about our stay!!! Can't wait to visit again!!!
Momma DDecember 2019

Great view

We booked this residence as a home base for extended family member to visit our son as he graduated from USMC Parris Island. It was a short visit with family coming from out of state. We usually vacation in the less crowded beach areas of NC/SC, so this home was right in our wheel house. The area is somewhat rural and very low key, just what we like. The house found to be just as described in the description and photos. Oftentimes the online photos are not current and do not accurately represent the homes condition. This home was beautiful, very well equipped and impeccably clean. The kitchen had plenty of good quality utensils and dinnerware. The only thing to consider are if you have children or separate adults, there are no twin or bunk beds. Not a problem, just a consideration. Also, remember this house is found front not ocean front. Again, not a problem . The outdoor entertainment area was fantastic especially considering the local roadside seafood markets. We will be back.
VtorreNovember 2019

Beautiful View

Visited in October 2019 for the second time. Beautiful view. Relaxing accommodations. Can't wait to be back again next year!
Jon53October 2019

Beautiful views!

The house is nice and in a great location if you want to explore the low country. About an hour and a half to Charleston and Savannah for day trips. Near Beaufort and Hunting Island State Park. The bed in the master is comfortable and there are plenty of towels. We spent a lot of time on the deck listening to the water.
GlsoendkerSeptember 2019

Amazing View! Everything you need!

We stayed for a week in late July and it was gorgeous! Great for dogs, with three different places we could hose them off after playing in the beach. Saw dolphins in the sound one morning. Had everything we needed to stay entertained and relaxed!
KerryAugust 2019

Awesome stay!

This was a great family vacation for our family. Sleeps 8 (We had 7). It was fully stocked with everything you need in the kitchen, and nice linens, plus extras. Electronics through the house are updated, as are the appliances. Not much for swimming off the beach (Oyster beds) but the included pass to Hunting Island State park which has a fabulous swimming beach and is about a 15 min drive was perfect. House was clean!! If you are not into crowds this is the place for you. House stayed cool during the heat wave we just had. And pretty sure the house is soundproof, as we did not hear the active (and somewhat loud) crickets and "night noises" at all, nor did we hear the two thunderstorms that happened. Giving us a very peaceful retreat. We all enjoyed our stay.
MwitczekJuly 2019


This home really was perfect for our family!! We could fish right in the back yard! We loved having a private beach right off the back porch. The house was great!
The MurphysJune 2019

Wonderful stay

My husband and I came here to get away before our daughters wedding and it was exactly what we were looking for. Amazing!!!
Amy49May 2019

Perfect location. Wonderful experience.

I rented this house for my husband's 40th birthday. It was exactly what we were looking for: a beach house where we could relax with friends for a few days. The house is right on top of the beach and has amazing views from inside the house too. there are so many spots to hangout outside that it really kept things fun. I would definitely go back!
Jennifer BApril 2019

Wonderful Stay

I visited this home in February with my family and we had a relaxing visit. We loved using the firepit and we roasted hot dogs and smores one night. We took several walks along the beach in the evenings as well. We loved the Hunting Island park pass that was included and enjoyed going up to the lighthouse for the great views! The mattress in the master is a foam mattress similar to a Tempur-pedic and was very comfy. Kitchen was well appointed. Would certainly return. We had some beautiful sunrises and even sunsets!
BARBRRMMRFebruary 2019

Beachfront Paradise!

If your looking for a relaxing home with plenty of outdoor space, a fully stocked kitchen and comfortable beds in the perfect location, Carolina Sunrise fits the bill. Tasteful décor, modern conveniences, and a private beach round out the vacation experience that our family was looking for. Located in a secluded neighborhood yet close to the State Park, restaurants, grocery and family activities. The multi-level decks and gazebo offer the ideal place for outdoor entertainment and relaxation. A wonderful fire-pit and charcoal BBQ provided the opportunity for us to enjoy cooking outdoors and relaxing the evening away by the fire listening to the sounds of the waves. The kids loved the private beach area and spent many hours collecting seashells and trying their hand at catching some local blue crab. Our family highly recommends this property, and Natural Retreats, as the guest service was outstanding, the home sparkling clean, and their attention to detail provided us with the perfect stress-free vacation. TIP: If you are looking for the "best" ever BBQ joint, stop at the Island BBQ Pit along the parkway and enjoy some of the best pulled pork and ribs in South Carolina. Nothing fancy but the BBQ is to die for.
RenosofiaApril 2018

Perfect getaway!

My husband and I were looking for the perfect long weekend getaway with our four-legged companion to de-stress, and oh boy, did we find a gem. There was a great mixture of outdoor and indoor living space. The view is unbelievable, and hearing the waves during high tide was just what we were looking for. It's a great spot for a short, 20-minute walk along the beach, multiple times a day, and it felt like you had the place to yourself. While we enjoyed the seclusion and amenities that the house offered, it was still close enough to partake in great local dives and a short trip to Beaufort. Truly hope to come back soon.
WeatherFanaticMarch 2018

Lovely place!

We visited Carolina Sunrise for 4 nights in February. It was wonderful! The house was great and the wraparound deck, gazebo and tiled fire pit area were great. The pass for Hunting Island State Park was a huge bonus as we spent time there every day. I would love to return for another visit if life allows!
Just Love DogsFebruary 2018

Everything You Need

My friend and I stayed first week of July. The views (especially sunrise) are remarkable. This home has everything you need. Kitchen is well appointed with anything you need to fix your meals. Bedrooms and Bathrooms comfortable. Outside there are plenty of chairs, tables, hammock, outside shower and hoses, great fire pit, and the gazebo was so awesome to sit in and have dinner, play cards, listen to music, and look at the beautiful surroundings. We saw dolphins, deer, birds, and lots of wild life and sea life. This is a very natural place that you felt was your own private sanctuary. The area has restaurants a few driving minutes away. We especially enjoyed Foolish Frog and Q on the Bay. Boondocks was closest and good also. A day trip to Savannah is only about 1 hour away. Local golf courses in area also great. I agree with other reviews that this is not a swimming beach, but the Hunting Beach pass provided allows you access to a huge swimming beach a few minutes away. Natural Retreats were great to work with from the staging of the home when we arrived (nice and cool with music playing and blinds open to the view of the sea) to their responsiveness the one time we needed them, I highly recommend them.
crkygalsJuly 2017

Wonderful Place

If you are looking for a relaxing private home on the intercostal waterway Port Royal Sound, this is place. I have never stayed on such a waterway and it is amazing to see. Hunting Island State Park is just down the road with park passes if you want to go to the Ocean side. Pictures do not do this house justice. It is awesome. I would stay again and recommend it to anyone.
clevetlJuly 2017

We loved the house and area

We loved this property, very secluded .we took our two dogs and they loved the wrap around porch . Home had everything we needed. We will be coming back next year ,
MarybMay 2017


I visited this home in October and was pleasantly surprised! This home was absolutely beautiful. The location of the home was more than I expected.
Simplyj15October 2016
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