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Jun 26, 2022, 8:16 AM
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Me and the wife are looking for a vacation this fall. Something like Wild Dunes / IOP where we rent a condo, have beach access, eat seafood, see interesting shops and maybe some historical sites. Do you have another place you like? The budget is fairly tight so Kiawah is out

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Jun 26, 2022, 8:17 AM
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Oh and thanks in advance for helpful replies.

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Key West…

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Jun 26, 2022, 8:24 AM
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Historical sites
Shops
Wide range of restaurant options
Beach
Walking/biking distance for everything
Rent a house, stay at a hotel, etc…
Fishing


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Jun 26, 2022, 8:30 AM
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Edisto

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Jun 26, 2022, 8:33 AM
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Emerald Isle, NC. Really clean place with bicycle paths and not overly crowded beaches.

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Jun 26, 2022, 11:26 AM
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The beaches are nice and a quick jaunt over to Beaufort (BOfert) is always a great way to spend the eve

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Jun 26, 2022, 8:35 AM
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Savannah, to me, is more interesting than Charleston, especially for it's preservation. It "feels" like it's been there for a long time. And it has all the other things you're looking for and is a whole lot more reasonable. Just my opinion, good luck!

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Thinking about going there in a couple of weeks

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Jun 26, 2022, 8:38 AM
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Suggestions for hotel and restaurants? I know Spud has his favorites.

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Jun 26, 2022, 10:34 AM
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For a couple, the Westin is a great place to stay. It is across the river from River Street but there is a water taxi that runs to downtown. It’s away from the crowds but really quick (5 min ride across the river) to downtown without having to drive. The Olde Pink House is a great restaurant with a lot of history.

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We have 4 weeks a year in a large house at North Litchfield.

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Jun 27, 2022, 5:43 AM
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Litchefield is hard to beat. Not as many people on the beach I don't think, although on my last trip down I never went to the beach. Mrs. Spud and coot=n-laws did, but I spent every day fishing....Call Jimmy Smith Realty, they have a lot of rentals.

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Jun 26, 2022, 8:40 AM
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Cabin rental near Asheville and spend a day at Biltmore House. Though seafood in the area is not plentiful.

If you've never been, it'll become obvious George Vanderbilt spared no expense, incorporating cutting edge amenities for that era into the house. He was quite a party man and built the house primarily for entertaining friends. He built his own railroad to the location during construction and had it removed when it was finished. Also worth noting, he made his fortune the old fashioned way, through inheritance.

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Jun 26, 2022, 8:45 AM
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The 30A area of Florida is absolutely beautiful. Since you are planning a fall trip it will be more affordable that time of year as well.

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Jun 26, 2022, 1:26 PM
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GWV used most of his fortune building the estate and died only a few yeats after its completion. It was the first residence in the US to have a walkin cooler. Recommend the book "The Last Castle" by Denise Kiernan. It relates how his wife managed to hold onto the place after his death among other
interesting commentary. I first saw it on a 7th grade trip in 1960.


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Jun 26, 2022, 8:50 AM
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Wild Dunes and IOP are almost as expensive as Kiawah. I would do Edisto. Affordable and easy drive to Charleston, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Savannah.

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Jun 26, 2022, 2:30 PM
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Was going to say the same IOP and Wild Dunes are just as expensive.

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Jun 27, 2022, 5:30 AM
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Don’t you mean ex-affordable with the price of gas? Lol

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Jun 26, 2022, 9:02 AM
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Palm Coast, FL

30-mins from St. Augustine
90-min from Disney
60-minutes from Kennedy Space Center
Bikes, golf cart to the beach, pool, 5-min walk to beach, free marina into the intercostal just across the street

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This area really feels like old Florida! We’d love to have you as our guests!

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Jun 26, 2022, 7:09 PM
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Litchfield by the Sea, if too expensive try Litchfield Inn.

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We really enjoyed Cocoa Beach Fl

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Jun 26, 2022, 8:50 PM
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Found a newly renovated typical Florida home AirBNB a block from the beach. Beach and waves were awesome. Great quiet beach town.

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Jun 26, 2022, 9:16 AM
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Been several years since I was there but really enjoyed Delmarva. Very laid back, good food and not commercialized.

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Jun 26, 2022, 9:28 AM
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Amelia Island Florida.

1. Fernandina Beach
2. Not too far away and never crowded
3. Fort Clinch state park is historic and beautiful
4. Old historic district is filled with shops and restaurants and historic houses and buildings
5. Budget friendly, usually get a condo for $200/night
6. No traffic and no stress
7. Plenty of seafood especially shrimp
8. Beach is never crowded

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Jun 26, 2022, 12:17 PM
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I second Amelia Island. I usually hang out at Hilton Head or Kiawah. Decided to try Amelia. I cannot believe that I waited so long to go there.

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Pawleys Island

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Jun 26, 2022, 9:31 AM
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Checkout condo rentals in Litchfield By the Sea.

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Corolla and the Outer Banks might match

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Jun 26, 2022, 9:57 AM
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what you are looking for.

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Jun 26, 2022, 10:35 AM
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I love the Outer Banks, but it's not inexpensive.

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Jun 26, 2022, 10:24 AM
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If you are a Vet and don't mind the drive check to see if you can stay in the Guest Quarters on the Navy Base in Key West. Might have to shuffle your dates. But it is real economical and lots of things to do and see. I did this a couple of years ago and had a wonderful time. The wife and I plan to return, God willing, in 2023.

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Jun 26, 2022, 10:29 AM
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Fripp Island

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Jun 26, 2022, 10:55 AM
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Try Seabrook. Right on the other side of the circle from Kiawah. Just as nice, beaches are actually much better. Still have access to the local restaurants and activities. If you want to access Kiawah for a "splurge" night out at one of their restaurants you just make a reservation.

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Jun 26, 2022, 11:09 AM
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Ocean Isle Beach. Ocean Point Condo, on the beach and 6 mi to Calabash. No Myrtle Beach crowds.

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Jun 26, 2022, 12:57 PM
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Have enjoyed Ocean Isle a number of times. Regretted they closed the golf course near the bridge. Was convenient to hit 9 a couple of evenings.

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Jun 26, 2022, 12:14 PM
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DestinPanama City FL area. Gulf beaches are so much nicer than Atlantic Ocean beaches. And this is from a guy that grew up on Johns Island when Kiawah was still family owned and there was only one house on the island.

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Jun 26, 2022, 12:14 PM
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Folly Beach is good too if you want to stay closer to Charleston.

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Jun 26, 2022, 1:41 PM
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I second Key West!

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Jun 26, 2022, 2:35 PM
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Eduardo…or you might try Seabrook, which is just the south side of the same ‘island’ as Kiawah…generally cheaper with a lot of one and two bedroom villas and condos. We’ve vacationed there for the past 12 years or so and love it.

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Jun 26, 2022, 3:30 PM
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I would suggest Beaufort. Plenty of history and more reasonable than IOP/Wild Dunes. It's 45 miles to Savannah for a day trip.

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Jun 26, 2022, 3:34 PM
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Litchfield

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Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach has everything you describe

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Jun 26, 2022, 3:36 PM
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Just across the Georgia line in Florida.

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Jun 26, 2022, 4:27 PM
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Fly to Miami, rent a car and drive to Key West stopping at some of the islands on the way. My son just got back and he said it was best vacation ever!

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Jun 27, 2022, 3:54 AM
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Longboat key between Anna Maria Island and Sarasota on the gulf side of Florida. Beautiful beach and not crowded even in the summer. Sarasota is very close and there are some really good restaurants nearby. We went several years in a row in July and the condo prices weren’t bad for a week there.
I also agree with Key West and the drive from Miami. Beautiful scenery

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Have vacationed on the IOP for over 40 years, and it

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Jun 27, 2022, 4:10 AM
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remains my favorite.

However, a few weeks ago, I stayed on Folly Beach, celebrating my oldest grandson's graduation from the COC and his engagement. First time I had been on Folly in years, and actually enjoyed its old school atmosphere, I particularly enjoyed being able to travel by golf cart along with the hosts of dining and bar venues. The drive to and fro on Folly Beach Road off U.S. 17 wasn't as bad as I expected. Still favor the IOP due to its access and because I like Mt. Pleasant with the access to Charleston across the Ravenel Bridge, Although I've stayed in Wild Dunes, even taking my boat several times, we generally like the Sea Cabin Condos from where we can easily walk to venues.

Good luck with your plans.

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