About dunes properties of Charleston

dunes properties of Charleston is a real estate, vacation rental and property management company representing the Lowcountry with almost 80 exclusive Charleston beach vacation rental properties, 70 real estate agents and employees, four full-service offices. Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better.

Isle of Palms Office

1400 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
843.886.5600

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


Folly Beach Office

31 Center Street
Folly Beach, SC 29439
843.588.3800

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


The Real Estate Studio

214 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.722.5618

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


Kiawah Seabrook Office

1887 Andell Bluff Boulevard
Johns Island, SC 29455
843.768.9800

Real Estate Inquiries:
realestate@dunesproperties.com
Vacation Rental Inquiries:
vacations@dunesproperties.com


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Seeing the Big Picture… a View of Charleston from Above

Seeing the Big Picture… a View of Charleston from Above

One of the best views of the Charleston area is from the air and I have always enjoyed taking clients up in my plane so that they can get a bird’s-eye view of the Charleston peninsula and the outlying islands. Until you see it from the air, it’s hard to conceive how much water there is all around us and the layout of the roads and streets.

Typically we leave from the Mt. Pleasant Airport, just a few miles north from the Isle of Palms connector on Hwy. 17, and immediately turn southeast to approach the Isle of Palms from the north. We usually set our cruise altitude at 1500 feet and fly straight down the coast of the Isle of Palms, watching Wild Dunes resort slide off our right wing. From this vantage point you can clearly see the golf course, tennis courts, and condos on the island-long public beach.

We then pass Breach Inlet, the small channel that separates the Isle of Palms from Sullivans Island, a smaller community without the tourist rush of her neighbor, but still home to restaurants and landmarks such as the Sullivans Island lighthouse and Ft. Moultrie, now a National Park and open to tours.  As we approach the southwest end, the island turns sharply into Charleston Harbor, which we generally cross to get a view of the jetties marking the entrance to one of the busiest ports in the country, Ft. Sumter, and the Morris Island lighthouse.

I usually will make a loop over Folly Beach, then, with permission from Charleston Approach, fly over the Charleston peninsula which allows us to take a peek at the checkerboard pattern parade grounds of the Citadel Military College and the Ravenel Bridge before we turn back to the Mt. Pleasant Airport- all in all, about a 30 minute flight, but in that time my visitors get a good grasp of how thing are laid out and where every community is in relation to each other. Buying a new home is a big decision, but I believe that once you’ve seen it from the sky, you have a better  understanding of the geography and history of this area and can make a more informed decision on your final purchase.

-Mike McCurdy

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