Sea View Inn

414 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585
Innkeeper(s): Sassy and Brian Henry
 
  • Introduction

    Are you looking for an oceanfront Inn? Sea View Inn is on a private beach with the ocean on one side, and a pristine salt marsh on the other. Pawleys Island is a four mile long, one house wide island that is truly a step back in time. It offers the perfect beach getaway. Nothing commercial. No filling stations, no fireworks stands, no grocery store or ships. Just beachfront houses in a single line on a narrow strip of land.

    The Inn, charming and laid back, is smack in the middle of the island and is more than just a bed and breakfast. She welcomes you to three meals a day, 20 rooms, and a perfect beach.


    The sea oats wave on the dunes on one side, the salt marsh beckons for crabbing on the other. White egrets stand on one leg with an eye out for their supper. Pawleys Island is located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

    A vacation, a retreat, you bet! Sea View Inn has been welcoming guests to its tranquil setting for 60 years. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the island became a retreat for wealthy rice planters to escape the heat of summer.

    Today, managers Sassy and Brian Henry, continue the tradition of offering a comfortable and casual hideaway, full of charm and hospitality, steeped in tradition and history.

    All guest rooms at Sea View come with a private half bath, a large overhead fan, and 2 beds (1 single bed and 1 double bed). Each room enjoys cross ventilation from a central courtyard and either ocean or marsh views.


    Three tiled showers are available in the main house and there are private hot water beach showers for those returning from a dip in the ocean. An adjacent cottage behind the inn has six rooms. Some rooms have a porch and all rooms have air conditioning and a fabulous view of the pristine saltwater marsh.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Sassy and Brian Henry for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We offer an almost private beach and are located right on the ocean. Walk off of our deck onto the sand. Pawley’s Island is a rustic, laid back place and Sea View Inn is "old Pawleys" at its finest..

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We offer 3 delicious meals per day to our guests. Our "regulars" can come for the entire week and never move their car from the parking lot. We have an incredible staff that tends to all meals and provide room service every day. Our inn also has no phones, televisions, or air conditioning in many of the rooms.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    An absolute escape from the hustle and bustle. Laid back and an opportunity to unplug at a nearly private beach.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We have millionaire guests and those that save every last penny to make this trip every summer. Our most wealthy guest said, "I can travel anywhere in the world, and all I want to do is sit on your ocean porch".

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Not only are the ocean and beaches incredible, the beauty of the rivers and waterways only a few miles away is breathtaking

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Brookgreen Gardens offers a world class sculpture exhibit and low country tours. Historic Georgetown offers a boardwalk and shops downtown that are unique. Nearby Murrells Inlet is a fishing village that has great restaurants and a fishing dock for getting a peak at this industry.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Very little. Pawleys Island is a narrow island separated from the mainland by 2 causeways. There are no shops, hotels, or gas stations on the island. Only houses and 2 inns and a small condo complex. That's it. If you want to fish, throw a cast net, or crab, there are ample places to do that.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Bistro 217 and Chive Blossom

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    hammockcoastsc.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 20 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We don't accept pets.

     

  • Dining

    Sea View is known for its excellent seafood and low country cuisine. As a guest at Sea View Inn, you'll be treated to three fabulous meals each day.

    Wake up to a breakfast of juice, coffee, eggs, toast, sausage or bacon, and grits. Sample pancakes, cereal, and fresh fruit. Morning coffee starts on the back porch at 7:00 am, and breakfast follows at 8:30 am.

    The dinner meal is served in the early afternoon (1:15 pm), and may include fried chicken, fresh vegetables, salad, homemade biscuits, and dessert.

    In the evening, at 6:15 pm, sit down to a table full of mouth watering pasta, crab divine, oyster pie, seafood gumbo, jambalaya, salads, and bread pudding.


    For visiting guests (not staying at the inn), please note:

    • Prices include tax; however, gratuity is not included
    • 24 hour advance notice required for meal reservations - Please call us @ 843-237-4253
    • Children 5 years of age or under: $5 for all meals
    • Children 6-10 years of age: $8 for breakfast and $12 for dinner & supper
    • Desserts and vegetables subject to change (seasonal)

    Southern Sideboard will change weekly, so come often and sample what's new on the menu!


    Dietary Restrictions and Alternatives

    We are pleased to offer a menu that features some of the best foods typical of the Low Country. We prepare every meal with an eye toward quality and authenticity. Since we prepare 3 comprehensive meals each day for our 40+ guests, we are not able to offer a cook-to-order service. Our kitchen is not resourced to provide this degree of flexibility. However, we do recognize that some of our guests have food preferences and dietary restrictions dictated by health issues, life choices, and age (old and young). In an effort to accommodate as many of these cases as is feasible, while maintaining an efficient and consistent food service, we offer these alternative menu options:

    Children

    If your child elects not to have the meals on the menu, we will offer an alternative each day. They will be limited to:
    Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich with Chips
    Hot Dogs and Chips
    We ask that you let us know in advance which meals your child(ren) will need an alternative. And if you wish to bring additional food to supplement our offering, you certainly may.


    Vegetarians

    For meals that have meat on the menu, we will offer a larger quantity of the side items. We can also offer the following, based on availability, to supplement the side items:
    Slices of tomato
    Veggie Burger And if you wish to bring additional food to supplement our offering, you certainly may.



    Seafood Allergy

    For meals that have seafood on the menu, we will offer a larger quantity of the side items. We can also offer the following, based on availability, to supplement the side items:
    Baked Chicken
    And if you wish to bring additional food to supplement our offering, you certainly may.

    Vegan

    We can offer the same alternatives as the vegetarian menu outlined above. We recommend that you bring items to supplement our offering as appropriate.

    Other (e.g. Low Sodium, Peanut Allergy, Gluten Avoidance)

    For meals that have excessive amounts of these ingredients, we will offer a larger quantity of the side items. And if you wish to bring additional food to supplement our offering, you certainly may.

  • Calendar at a Glance

    2014 Events Calendar

    • March 9 - 13  - Retreat for Women Writers (Registration Deadline: Feb 1, 2014) 
    • March 30 - April 5  - Nature Event (5 night package)
    • April 17 - 21  - Easter Weekend at the Beach
    • April 20 - 25   - "The Screen Door" Spa Escape
    • April 25 - May 2  - Spring Artists Workshop
    • May 26   - Memorial Day
    • July 4   - Pawleys Island Parade
    • July 5 - 12  - Children's 1/2 Price Week
    • July 26 - Aug 2  - Children's 1/2 Price Week
    • Sept 1  - Labor Day
    • Oct 9 - 13   - Girls Weekend Getaway
    • November 21 - November 30 - Thanksgiving at the Beach 
    • November 30 - Closed for the season

     

  • Pawleys Island Information

     

    Simple, unspoiled, and uncrowded.... A "barefoot paradise" awaits you at Sea View Inn, nestled on Pawleys Island, SC. You can walk on the the beach, cast a crabbing line into the marsh, or settle into a rocking chair with a good book.

    A vacation, a retreat, you bet! Sea View Inn has been welcoming guests to its tranquil setting since 1937. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the island became a retreat for wealthy rice planters to escape the heat of summer.

     

     

     

    Area Information

    • South Carolina's Best Fishing Guide Service - Delta Guide Service
    www.deltaguideservice.com

    • Play at South Carolina's Most Awarded Golf Courses - True Blue and Caledonia
    www.fishclub.com/

    • Brookgreen Gardens
    U.S. 17 between Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet, 1-800-849-1931
    www.brookgreen.org.

    • Hobcaw Barony
    U.S. 17, Georgetown, 843-546-4623
    www.hobcawbarony.com.

    • Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Plantation Tours
    705-B Front St., Georgetown, 843-477-0287
    www.lowcountrytours.com.

    • Georgetown County Visitors Bureau
    P.O. Box 2068, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 1-866-368-8687
    www.visitgeorgetowncountysc.com.

    • Pawleys Island Civic Association
    P.O. Box 1818, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 843-237-1698
    www.townofpawleysisland.com.

  • Directions

    Directions From Myrtle Beach:

    • 25 miles south on Hwy 17
    • Turn left onto North Causeway at the light at the BP Gas Station (BP gas station located on the right--but you will be turning Left) in Pawleys Island
    • Dead-end at the beach and turn right
    • Sea View Inn is 4 light poles past the Pawleys Island Chapel

    Directions From Charleston:

    • From Charleston: Hwy 17 North approx 60 miles to Georgetown
    • Continue through Georgetown on Hwy 17 approx 13 miles to Pawleys Island
    • Turn right at the light onto the South Causeway just before the Exxon Station (Hot Spot) in Pawleys Island
    • Dead end at the beach and turn left on Myrtle Ave
    • We are approx 1/4 mile on the right

    Nearest Major Airport:

    Nearest major airport: Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR-Myrtle Beach Jetport) 24 miles

    Directions from airport:

    • Leave the Airport on Hwy 17.
    • Travel approx 21 miles south on Hwy 17
    • Turn left at the light at the BP Gas Station in Pawleys Island
    • Dead-end at the beach and turn right
    • Sea View Inn is 4 light poles past the Pawleys Island Chapel

    Atlanta,GA

    • Take I-20 toward Columbia
    • Then take 178 to Orangeburg
    • Once in Orangeburg, take 301 to I-26 south toward Charleston.
    • Take I-526 before you get to Charleston (bypass) and then to Hwy 17 north.
    • Follow Hwy 17 north through Georgetown to Pawleys Island.
    • Take a right at the Exxon Hot Spot and you'll dead end at the beach. Turn left and Sea View Inn will be on your right

    Chapel Hill, NC

    • Start with directions from I-40
    • Merge onto I-40 E toward RALEIGH . Approx 50 miles
    • Merge onto I-95 S via exit number 328A toward BENSON/FAYETTEVILLE. 98.37 miles.
    • Take the SC-38 exit- exit number 181- toward SC-917/LATTA/MARION. 0.19 miles.
    • Turn LEFT onto SC-38 W. 7.33 miles
    • Turn RIGHT onto US-501 S. 12.67 miles
    • Take the ramp toward US-501-BR S. 0.60 miles
    • Merge onto US-501 S. 31.90 miles
    • Turn RIGHT onto SC-544. 11.58 miles
    • Merge onto US-17 S toward GEORGETOWN
    • You will being seeing signs saying "Pawleys Island"" and you'll pass the Pawleys Island Hammock shops on your left
    • Then turn Left at the BP station (south causeway) to Pawleys Island
    • Dead end at the beach and take a righ.
    • We are 4 light poles past the Pawleys Island Chapel

    Charlotte, NC

    • Take I-77 to Columbia
    • When you get to Columbia, Take 378 to 261 through Wedgefield and Pinewood to Manning
    • Then take 521 through Greelyville and Andrews to Georgetown
    • Follow Hwy 17 north through Georgetown, to Pawleys Island
    • Take a right at the Exxon Hot Spot and you'll dead end at the beach
    • Turn left and Sea View Inn will be on your right

    Columbia, SC

    There are main 2 ways people from Columbia go:

    1. Take 378 to 261, through Wedgefield and Pinewood to Manning. Then take 521 through Greelyville and Andrews to Georgetown. Follow Hwy 17 north through Georgetown, to Pawleys Island. Take a right at the Exxon Hot Spot and you'll dead end at the beach. Turn left and Sea View Inn will be on your right.
    2. I prefer to go 378 to 527 through Sardinia to Kingstree and on to Andrews. (You are on 41 for a short hop from 527 to Andrews.) In Andrews, pick up 521. The reason I prefer this one is because you stay on the Sumter Highway (378) longer and I feel the 4 lane road is safer than the 2 lane ones.

    When you get more ambitious, we can talk about the BBQ places in Kingstree and Manning for the folks who won't make it in time for lunch!

    Greenville, SC

    • Take I-85 south towards Columbia.
    • Take Hwy 378 towards Sumter.
    • Take Hwy 261 to Pinewood/Paxville.
    • In Manning, Hwy 261 turns into Hwy 521.
    • Follow 521 through Greelyville, Salters and Andrews to Hwy 17/521 to Georgetown.
    • Follow Hwy 17 north through Georgetown, to Pawleys Island.
    • Take a right at the Exxon Hot Spot and you'll dead end at the beach.
    • Turn left and Sea View Inn will be on your right.
    • It normally takes us 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

    Knoxville, TN

    • I-40 E Knoxville to Asheville
    • I-26 S Asheville to Columbia
    • In Columbia take I-77 N to Rt. #76, #378
    • Follow #76, #378 E to Sumter
    • In Sumpter, take Rt.# 521 S to Georgetown
    • In Georgetown, take Rt. #17 N to Pawley's Island

    Richmond, VA

    We have no better sense than to take the back roads to Pawleys because it breaks up the monotony of I-95. So, I'll tell you our way and a saner way in addition.

    The Fun way from the Holy City of Richmond is:

    • I-95 South to Four Oaks, NC
    • Take Route. 701 thru Clinton, Elizabethtown, Whiteville, Tabor City to Conway
    • At Conway, take the road to Socasstee over to Route 17 to Pawleys Island
    • Turn left at the light at the BP Gas Station in Pawleys Island
    • Dead-end at the beach and turn right
    • Sea View Inn is 4 light poles past the Pawleys Island Chapel

    A sane person would do I-95 all the way to the cutover near Florence, then Conway, and then Georgetown via Route. 17. At Georgetown, you would head back up to Pawleys on Hwy 17.

    Wilmington, NC

    I just follow #17 South. I do take the new road that by-passes Myrtle Bch, Hwy 31, then I get back on #17. I think it is the way that they tell you on the internet, because I printed it up for a friend going down to check it out over the weekend. That by-pass cuts off about 15-20 minutes of my trip!