Book Direct and Save

Reasons to book direct, “direct is best”:
  • When travelers book on large vacation rental websites such as airbnb, vrbo/homeaway, bookingdotcom, and flipkey/ta, they are paying substantial fees to use these sites.
  • Many of the best vacation homes are not listed on these websites. Search online for regional and local listing sites, and search for properties by name, locale, and other identifying information.
  • Homeowners know their properties and their locales better than anyone and can best evaluate the fit of a traveler(s) to a home, as well as assist with planning (and providing) a more enjoyable vacation experience.
  • Travelers can find out about special offers that won’t be found on the big websites.
  • Owners can better work with travelers to match dates and budgets to fit their vacation needs.
  • Travelers with special needs and requests can work with owners in a much more personal way to create an enjoyable vacation for their family.

We offer two great properties at Litchfield by the Sea in Pawleys Island.  Book direct with us on our site:

We also have our Compass Point home and Lakeside Villa Cottage listed on – Compass Point

www.houfy/com/4806 – Lakeside Villa Cottage

Top Things to Do in Pawleys Island in May

Pawleys Island is the place to be in May when the weather is beautiful and the beach is calling your name. If you’re thinking about visiting Pawleys Island in May, check out this list of 10 things to do while you’re here:


May is the perfect time to visit the beach in Pawleys Island because the weather is just warm enough to go for a dip in the ocean, but not too hot to enjoy a day lying out in the sand. Whether you visit Huntington Beach State Park or you visit the quiet Pawleys Island beach, you will definitely love the warm sand, the beautiful ocean, and the sweet smelling salt air.


Head on over to Murrells Inlet and check out a new attraction called the East Coast BrewBoat! The BrewBoat welcomes up to 10 friends or family members to hop aboard and sit along a mahogany bar top while drinking beer and pedaling to make the boat sail through the inlet. Each cruise lasts about 1 hour and is BYOB (beer or wine). Don’t worry; if you get tired, the boat is equipped with an electric motor so you can safely get back to land.

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is beautiful any time of the year, but in the spring time when the flowers are in full bloom and the beautiful South Carolina sun is shining is one of the best times to visit. Brookgreen Gardens is home to sculptures, gorgeous gardens, and tons of history. This is a must-do while in Pawleys Island. Have kids with you? They’ll love the Lowcountry Zoo!


There’s always something awesome going on along the Grand Strand, and while you’re visiting Pawleys Island in May, you can check out many great events. This year’s events in May include: World Famous Blue Crab Festival; Atlantic Beach Bike Week; Mayfest on Main Festival; Myrtle
Beach Bike Week Spring Rally; Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival; Taste of The Market Common; and much more!


Sometimes there is nothing better than spending a relaxing day out on the water fishing by yourself or with friends. Whether you go out on your own boat rental or if you book a charter, fishing in Pawleys Island is always fun.

Hammock Shops

The Pawleys Island Hammock Shops are a must-visit while in town. This pretty outdoor shopping center features specialty shops, dining, and The Original Hammock Shop where you can find the world famous Pawleys Island hammocks!


Just down the road from Pawleys Island is Murrells Inlet, which is home to the ever-so-popular Murrells Inlet MarshWalk! The MarshWalk is a beautiful place for a scenic stroll, dining, live entertainment, and much more. Locals and vacationers alike love the MarshWalk, so don’t be surprised to find a good amount of people here in May.


Pawleys Island is a quiet place that is situated away from the hustle and bustle of big cities like Myrtle Beach, making it the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. Check out this blog post to find out ways to relax while in Pawleys Island.

Visit Georgetown

Pawleys Island is just a short drive away from Georgetown, South Carolina, which is known for its waterfront Harborwalk and dining. Head down to Georgetown in May for gorgeous marina views and amazingly delicious fresh seafood.


From kayaking to stand-up paddleboard and more,Pawleys Island is a wonderful place to try out watersports! Whether you rent from a local watersports company or head down to Murrells Inlet and hop on a parasailing boat, here are some watersports to check out while in town.

Places to Eat – Pawleys Island

Landolphi’s Italian Deli & Bakery – Call for hours $$
9305 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 237-7900
Tip: Purchase your desert when you arrive… they are all good but sell out quickly

Perrone’s Restaurant Beer & Wine Bar $$$ 13302 Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 235-9193

Quigley’s Pint & Plate $$ 257 Willowbrook (Right across Hwy 17 behind Piggly Wiggly)
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 237-7010

Franks Outback & Bar $$$$
10434 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 237-3030

Pawleys Island Tavern $$ 10632 Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island, SC 29585
NOTE – Look for the PIT mailbox (easy to miss)
(843) 237-8465

Bistro 217 $$$
10707 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 235-8217
Tip: Great Happy Hour w/ bar menu.

Rustic Table $$$
10683 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 314-0164

Big Tuna Raw Bar $$
807 Front Street Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-1045
Tip: Great for Sunday Lunch / Brunch. You can tell by the amount of locals.

Gio’s Italian Kitchen $$$
10008 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 237-8245

Caffe Piccolo $$$
9428 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 314-3424

bisQit $$
10880 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(843) 979-2747

ALSO — MarshWalk at Murrells Inlet is a half mile boardwalk which features: casual to upscale dining, shopping, water sports, and more.

NOTE: There is a Starbuck on site next to Coastal Dish in the building to the left as you come through the main entrance to Litchfield by the Sea.

Downtown Pawleys Live – September 2, 2018


Downtown Pawleys Live is a one-of-a-kind event located behind the Island Shops in Pawleys Island. An all day festival with a collection of the best regional bands, art, fresh food, craft beers, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka! The acts, refreshments, and location have been carefully selected to provide a high quality, low country vibe and ensure an awesome time bringing our community together. Join us as we celebrate the conclusion of summer, singing, dancing, eating, and enjoying. Proceeds benefit Hobcaw Barony.

Gates open at 11:30AM and music begins at 1PM. Rain or shine event. Children 12 & under free!

Advanced tickets $20 online. Day of tickets $30 at the door.

DPL is a non-smoking event. Carpooling encouraged. DPL Recycles.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

DPL is an all age event, children 12 and under are Free! You must be 21 years or older with valid ID to purchase alcohol.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Ridesharing is encouraged.

What can I bring into the event?

Lawn/Beach chairs. No outside coolers, food and beverages. You may bring factory sealed water bottle.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Date and Time

Sun, September 2, 2018

1:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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Behind the Island Shops, 10659 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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Refund Policy

No Refunds


Earth Day at Brookgreen Gardens

Along the Grand Strand, we appreciate the natural beauty and splendor displayed by the coastal Carolina landscape. From the Atlantic Ocean to the unspoiled wetlands inland and along the shores of the Waccamaw River, the area branching out from Pawleys Island showcases unique ecosystems and landscapes that are worth protecting for future generations to enjoy.

On your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island, you can learn why these natural areas are worth protecting and what you can do to help by visiting the Earth Day Festival at Brookgreen Gardens.

Taking place on Saturday, April 21st, the Earth Day Festival at Brookgreen Gardens will be a great event for kids and adults alike to learn about nature, conservation efforts and the work that goes on behind the scenes to make Brookgreen Gardens the world-class botanical sanctuary that it is.

The Earth Day celebration will run from 10 AM to 4 PM that day with all-day garden demonstrations teaching attendees how to cultivate plants in your garden and helping novice gardeners learn the tricks of the trade.

Everywhere you look in Brookgreen Gardens, you’re sure to see vibrant floral displays, and during the Earth Day celebration, you will be able to purchase many of the same species showcased throughout the park at their plant sale.

At 11 AM, guests can learn how the intricate botanical sculptures of the park are made with an exhibition by park sculptor Trailer McQuilkin. Also, at 1 PM, Craig Sasser of the Waccamaw Wildlife Refuge will give a talk on native species of the lowcountry area.

The Earth Day Festival will also feature plenty of great activities geared towards kids. Guided tours of the Lowcountry Zoo will allow guests to witness and learn about native species including river otters, whitetail deer, bald eagles, red foxes and more. There will also be a variety of conservation stations to make learning about nature fun and allowing kids to construct make-and-take crafts to remember this special day.

The weather along the Grand Strand is only getting nicer each day, and with our amazing spring specials, it’s the perfect time to plan a weekend trip to Pawleys Island! Our Pawleys Island vacation rentals at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation Resort have delighted beach visitors for years, and we’re sure that you deserve a relaxing getaway to this lowcountry coastal paradise!

Pawleys Island Vacation Rental – Compass Point

60 Compass Point Litchfield by the Sea is a new vacation rental home available in Pawleys Island.  The home features 3 large bedrooms each with their own private bath. Both lake and ocean views from the porches or roof top deck make this home the ideal choice for either a golf or beach vacation.  Designer furnishings, a fully equipped kitchen and garage parking round out some of the highlights of this home in Litchfield by the Sea. More photos can be seen on the website. Introductory rates start at just $ 199 per night.

Seasonal Events at Hobcaw Barony

May 1, 2017 (Monday)
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
$125 / person, Limited to 4 persons
Enjoy a rare opportunity to travel as a group of six to  explore the creeks and islands of “the best understood estuary in the world.” Captain Paul Kenny and Foundation staff explain salt marsh ecology, international research and coastal history on a very special boat trip with a walk on North Island, where Lafayette landed in 1777. Departing from Hobcaw’s Clambank Landing, the boat meanders through serpentine creeks from the Inlet to Pumpkinseed Island, to Muddy Bay and back. Snacks, water and PFDs provided. Reservations are required, click here to register.
May 20, 2017 (Saturday)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / person, Unlimited, Car Caravan
Commemorate Armed Forces Day at Hobcaw Barony, remembering President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 visit. While war raged and D-Day was finalized FDR rested, guarded by Secret Service and all branches of the military. Join us at Hobcaw House to tour the house and grounds and meet World War II US Army re-enactors, led by guest speaker Mike Glazier. Interpretation focuses this day on the president’s month long stay, Belle’s Victory Garden, Georgetown’s municipal involvement and a world at war. Reservations are required, click here to register.
May 25, 2017 (Thursday)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$75 / person, Limited to 25 persons
The 19 year-old French soldier and aristocrat, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette became convinced that the American Revolution reflected his own beliefs stating “My heart was dedicated.” Join us for an intimate dinner at Hobcaw House and a lively talk by guest lecturer, Dr. Eldred “Wink” Prince: historian, author and Coastal Carolina University professor. Lafayette crossed the Atlantic Ocean landing off course “on lonely North Island,” due east of Hobcaw Barony on June 13, 1777. After a two-day stay, Lafayette swore to conquer or die for the American cause. The circumstances of his arrival and welcome by SC militia member, Major Benjamin Huger have been told by generations; Dr. Prince will help us separate legend from fact.  Reservations are required, click here to register.
June 7, 2017 (Wednesday)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$30 / person, Limited to 75 persons
Calling all South Carolina history buffs to attend our traditional “Summer Supper” at Kimbel Lodge at Hobcaw Barony to drink, eat BBQ and listen to Steve Griffith, Esquire. Formerly of Charlotte and now a resident of Columbia, he has lectured at and been published through SC Historical Society and the South Caroliniana Library Society. His lecture will focus on South Carolina’s pivotal role in the election of 1800 when presidential candidates included incumbent John Adams, South Carolinian Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (son of Eliza Lucas Pinckney of indigo fame),Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr whose daughter Theodosia married Joseph Alston one of their wedding gifts was Oryzantia Plantation at Hobcaw. The contested election results, the famous Burr-Hamilton duel in 1804, Theodosia’s disappearance at sea in 1812, Joseph’s election as South Carolina governor in 1812, and his death of a broken heart. Intrigue, drama and tangled history – politics as usual! (Photo credit (Please BYOB should you wish to have an alcoholic beverage.) Reservations are required, click here to register.
Hike Hobcaw
June 21, 2017 (Wednesday)

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited to 14 persons
Register your child (7-16) for a guided beach walk with Foundation staff and volunteers as we discuss barrier islands, maritime forests, tides and turtles. Traveling by bus through DeBordieu Colony to Hobcaw Beach, children disembark on the shore and may return with shells, fossils and “bio-facts.” Bring water, hat and sunscreen. Reservations are required, click here to register.
June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20 / person, Limited to 28 persons
Have you always hoped to bring your children on a bus tour but wondered if they would enjoy their time? This family tour hits the highlights of Hobcaw Barony’s ecology, history and research, but includes more interpretation on wildlife and the children who once lived, visited or worked on the plantation. Stories from Belle Baruch’s own childhood will help us understand her desire to preserve the land forever. Reservations are required, click here to register.

July 5, 2017 (Wednesday)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / child
It’s Allie the alligator’s birthday! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn about these living dinosaurs and celebrate his birthday with cupcakes, juice and an alligator craft. Reservations are required, click here to register.
July 19, 2017 (Wednesday)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited 43 persons
From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn the Lowcountry legends of Alice and The Grey Man, plat-eyes and hags, but discover who created these stories and why they have lasted. Religion and discipline, along with cultural and geographic differences all have contributed. English, Irish and African traditions all brought beliefs to America and South Carolina is famous for its swamps, woods and unusual occurrences. This indoor storytelling program prepares kids of all ages for their own outdoor experiences. Reservations are required, click here to register.
July 26, 2017 (Wednesday)
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$25 / person, Limited to 28 persons
Rice planters evacuated, northern duck hunters visited in the winter. How did the South change when air-conditioning was invented? Enjoy a 20th century history lesson as we explore the changes to South Carolina agriculture, industry, population and culture while enjoy a glass of sweet tea in the cool interior of Hobcaw House. Reservations are required, click here to register.
August 2, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / child
Even our snakes have birthdays!  Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn all about them and celebrate with cupcakes, juice and a take home craft. Reservations are required, click here to register.
August 16, 2017 (Wednesday)
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
$30 / person, Limited to 28
Celebrate Belle Baruch’s birthday at Hobcaw House by learning more about her art collection, the theft of a number of pieces, and their 2016 recovery and return. Original art by Aston Knight, Eugene Blocaille, F.M. Hollams, Rockwell Kent and “Allemany” (a recent mystery solved) is on view. Reproductions including those by Sir Alfred J. Munnings and Miguel Covarrubias tell stories of the Baruch family past. Highlights are shared from a past episode of  PBS’s Antiques Roadshow and a recent lecture at Charleston’s Gibbes Museum of Art by our executive director and a trustee. Art not usually on exhibit is included this day.  Reservations are required, click here to register.

August 21, 2017 (Monday)

12:00 pm  – 4:30 pm, Limited to 28
$50 / person
August 21, 2017 offers a rare opportunity to view a TOTAL solar eclipse.  Join CCU adjunct teacher Ron Revere for a lecture about eclipses and what to expect.  The lecture begins promptly at noon then will travel by bus to Clambank landing to watch this event with supplied eclipse glasses.  Bring snacks, water and a folding chair if desired.  (Photo credit to NASA and Reservations are required, click here to register.
CapN Rod (2)Cap’N Rod Boat Tours
Looking to visit Hobcaw Barony from a different perspective? Reserve your place on Cap’N Rod’s Boat Tours to arrive at Hobcaw Barony the way the Baruchs did before the bridges into Georgetown were built.  This seasonal program is offered Spring and Summer only. This three (3) hour tour cruises up Winyah Bay giving view to majestic oak trees and the abandoned rice fields of Hobcaw Barony.  The boat arrives at Hobcaw Barony pier where you disembark to enjoy a tour of Bernard Baruch’s winter hunting retreat. Reservations are required. $35/person.  Visit: to make a reservation, or please call (843) 477-0287, or Click here to book a reservation through Cap’N Rod.
Boarding takes place behind the clock tower in Georgetown at 701 Front Street.
Dates Available:
April 19, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
May 10, 2017 (Wednesday) 3 pm – 6 pm
May 17, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
June 1, 2017 (Thursday) 2 pm – 5 pm
June 7, 2017 (Wednesday) 3 pm – 6 pm
June 15, 2017 (Thursday) 12 pm – 3 pm
June 21, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
July 5, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
July 13, 2017 (Thursday) 12 pm – 3 pm
July 20, 2017 (Tuesday) 3 pm – 6 pm
July 27, 2017 (Thursday) 11 am – 2 pm
August 2, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
August 10, 2017 (Thursday) 11 am – 2 pm
August 17, 2017 (Thursday) 2 pm – 5 pm
August 30, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm