220 Charleston Blvd. — Upscale Isle of Palms house casual enough for vacation rental

The original section of 220 Charleston Blvd. on the Isle of Palms dates back more than 80 years.

When visitors gather at the beach, they likely will spend most of the time outside. But they also want breathing space in the house and enough beds for all the kids.

Matching the description is 220 Charleston Blvd. on the Isle of Palms.

The six-bedroom, four-bath home can be rented for $3,100 a week, according to Carroll Realty, which is handling the lease.

In its property description, the real estate company refers to 220 Charleston Blvd. as the “quintessential beach house for a family or several families together.” Actually, the first floor was originally a Sears-Roebuck kit house from the 1920s, Carroll Realty says. It’s been fully updated and renovated in the decades since then.

Loaded with bunk beds, the house sleeps 16. An open floor plan on the first and second levels give vacationers lots of room to move around.

The house is across the street from beach access.

Highlights include a fully equipped eat-in kitchen. There’s also a wood stove downstairs and a gas fireplace on the upper level. Owners added the second floor in 2005.

While in an informal setting, the house has high-end trappings such as heart of pine flooring throughout. There are private sinks in two downstairs bedrooms. Another bedroom is divided into two suites for families with young children.

In keeping with the beach house theme, the screened front porch is extra large and boasts white wicker rocking chairs, dining table, dining chairs and a trestle table for casual seafood dinners. A rear deck is set apart for private conversations or peace and quiet.

Bathrooms are modernized, two with double sinks. One of the bathrooms has a throwback claw foot tub and shower.

Second floor perks are an upstairs balcony sporting deck chairs and a clear view of the Atlantic Ocean and a laundry room with front loaded washer and dryer.

If it’s not a beach day or the kids or grownups want to stay put, the property showcases a fenced private pool with deck chairs. There’s also a gate from the porch to the pool to protect young children. Underneath the home is a three car garage with beach shower.

Electronic perks are headed by seven televisions throughout the house, including a flat screen TV in the living room with HBO; wireless Internet access, a stereo system that’s iPod compatible, DVD players and video games.

Versatile enough to be both private and an entertainment haven, the dwelling hosts an outdoor ice maker and gas and charcoal grills. And, there’s a Tiki bar with refrigerator and concrete floor under the screened porch “for times when you want to get out of the sun,” Carroll Realty says.

The house is near the western end of the Isle of Palms closest to Sullivan’s Island. From Mount Pleasant, take the Isle of Palms connector and make a right on Palm Boulevard. Follow the boulevard for five or six blocks and turn left on 5th Avenue. Take the first right on Carolina Boulevard, then a left on 4th Avenue. Make the first right on Charleston Boulevard. Ahead is 220 Charleston Blvd.

For more information, call Carroll Realty at 843-886-9600 or visit www.carrollrealtyinc.com.