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Dunes Properties of Charleston is a real estate, vacation rental and property management company representing the Lowcountry with over 150 exclusive Charleston beach vacation rental properties, over 95 employees and real estate agents, and four full-service offices. Nobody knows the Charleston Coast better®.






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Our group of licensed, experienced real estate agents specialize in the various areas and neighborhoods that make the Charleston Coast so special. Since 1989, we’ve been helping folks make their dreams of Lowcountry living a reality.

At Charleston Coast Vacations, we offer a select list of vacation rental options and the most attentive service to both vacation guests and homeowners. This is why we are the highest rated vacation rental company in Charleston.

Our diverse team of commercial brokers specialize in office & retail tenant representation, investment, sales, management, land acquisition, and development.


Let us manage your vacation home or investment property with an assigned property care specialist and a full support team providing reporting, maintenance, security checks, property inspection and many other services.


We’d like you to meet our real estate agents. With four offices, we’ve got you covered! Find the Realtor® who will work best for you. Our licensed, experienced real estate agents make buying and selling on the Charleston Coast a priority. As permanent residents, our REALTORS® realize clients are more than out-of-town customers or rental owners. They are our future neighbors.

Joe Walker

Joe Walker


Specializes in: Investment Properties, Second-Home Buyers After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Joe traveled the United States and Canada as national sales manager for a high-end lighting manufacturer. He then operated a manufacturer’s rep agency in Florida for 13 years. Joe’s expertise lies in understanding appreciation, rental potential, coastal laws and tax-deferred...

Kimberly Roberts

Kimberly Roberts


Specializes in: First-Time Buyers, New Construction Kimberly Roberts is a long time resident of South Carolina, having lived in Florence and Charleston the majority of her life. Originally from Georgia, She and her husband, Mike, a local tax and estate-planning attorney, were home flippers before she decided to utilize her skills in real estate. She is proud to have her Realtor® of Distinction,...

Vince Perna

Vince Perna


Specializes in: Beach Properties, Investment Properties Vince prides himself on working hard for his clients and making sound financial decisions to help them build wealth. Vince grew up in Arlington, VA and moved to South Carolina to study finance at USC.  Since graduation, he’s helped clients in real estate through financing, locating, and selling their real estate.  Vince understands that...

Rick McDonald

Rick McDonald


Specializes in: Investment Properties, Resort Communities   Born in NC and raised in the SC upstate, Rick McDonald graduated from Furman University with a B.A. in History and English.  He spent many summers and holidays along the NC coast as well as visiting Charleston and the surrounding sea islands. His grandparents lived in Charleston and worked in the local produce markets, and his...


Historic Charleston

Historic Charleston is a city of many faces, and there is no place, and no lifestyle, that rivals it. South of Broad is an area of historic homes where old Charleston families live alongside transplanted professionals. Tourists wander the ancient narrow streets and alleys.

Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms is a barrier island with everything. There’s lush vegetation, from age-old live oaks to flowering crepe myrtles and oleanders. For the sports-minded, there’s golf, great fishing, crabbing and shrimping, and more water sports than we can name.

Folly Beach

Life on Folly Beach follows a fun, relaxing pace. During the winter, it is a small town at the end of the highway. In the summer, it is a vacation destination. Locals proclaim, “We have the best waves, the best nightlife and the best beach atmosphere along the Charleston Coast. But don’t tell anybody.”

Sullivans Island

The Town of Sullivans Island, a barrier island north of Charleston Harbor, is comprised of approximately 2,000 residents in half as many households.  These are primarily full or part time citizens that enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of the Island.  There are very few short-term rentals and no hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, or other transient lodging.

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant’s town planners have worked diligently to preserve the town’s rich heritage and small-town appeal, while allowing it to gain all the positive attributes of a much larger city. Mount Pleasant offers a huge variety of neighborhoods, a lively shopping and dining scene, and the perfect distance between historic Charleston and some of Charleston’s best beaches.

West Ashley

West Ashley derives its name from being the area of Charleston proper just west of Downtown across the Ashley River. West Ashley is very recently experiencing a renaissance as many shops, salons, restaurants, and other businesses are popping up all over. Older neighborhoods are being revitalized with renovated homes and even some new construction.

Dewees Island

Dewees Island is a unique side of Charleston that is rarely seen. This private residential community, only accessible by ferry, is located 11 miles north of Charleston and is surrounded by a natural environment of 2.5 miles of beaches and dunes, and a maritime forest that is undisturbed on the northern edge of Charleston.

Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island features 3.5 miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront and another mile of sandy shore stretching along the North Edisto River.  The island’s uncrowded beaches are ideal for swimming, shelling, fishing, dolphin watching, or even riding horses from the renowned Seabrook Equestrian Center.

Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is a natural beauty. Carefully and thoughtfully planned, as lush as it has always been, Kiawah Island offers relaxation, recreation and privacy. Kiawah Island is the vision of what a Carolina barrier island should be with thick maritime forests, abundant wildlife, and wide beaches.

Daniel Island

Daniel Island is a 4,000 acre island located just slightly north of the Charleston Peninsula. Wedged between the Wando and Cooper Rivers, Daniel Island provides a number of beautiful creek and marsh views. The island offers conveniences of modern living and a diverse selection of boutiques and restaurants centrally located within this master planned community.

James Island

After many years of being essentially a bedroom community for neighboring historic Charleston, the town of James Island was formed in 1993.  This was the same year that the James Island Connector made travel to this sea island easier and faster than ever.  James Island is surrounded by the Charleston Harbor, Wappoo Cut, the Stono River, and the Folly River. It’s not surprising that the Island is known for fishing,  shrimping,  and  beautiful scenic water views.

Johns Island

To the west of James Island is Johns Island, the largest island in SC. Originally a farming community, the island’s history dates back centuries as the site of several prominent plantations, producing much of the area’s rice, indigo, and cotton exports. Farming still exists today,and with the rise in popularity of local fruits, meats, and vegetables the island has experienced a rebirth in this historic function.




We have worked with Betty Poore on three real estate transactions and always felt we were taken care of and treated fairly. We look forward to working with her and Dunes Properties again someday, and we have recommended her to several friends as well.

Kristin recently helped us buy our first home. She was so knowledgeable about everything in the Charleston market that the process was MUCH easier than we ever imagined it to be. We would recommend working with Kristin to anyone interested in buying downtown. She really knows the area, inside and out!

When I went searching for my own little piece of bliss, a home on Seabrook island, it certainly didn’t hurt to have a patient, generous and knowledgeable agent like Joy Millar.

We have worked with Betty Poore since we originally planned to move to the Charleston area in 2007. We have now worked with her on 3 transactions and have been extremely happy with her and Dunes Properties. She is a professional who knows the market and the ins and outs of the business. She is very easy to work with and both of us now consider her a friend as well as a business partner.

Our home in Old Village Mount Pleasant is beautiful and we owe it to the hard work and dedication of Tim Reese. He was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area. He found us the right home based on what we wanted and he worked hard to get us into it. We would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for outstanding Charleston homes!

Dunes helped us sell our first home and buy the next for our growing family, and couldn’t have made it easier. We’re so glad that we had Dunes to help guide us through the process and look forward to working together again in the future.

From the initial listing of our property through to the closing — a time of less than six months — you were always “on the ball” in keeping us advised of the inquiries, showings, and comments; you educated and encouraged us throughout the process; and you did a first rate job in marketing our unit, including pictures and narrative information.

If you need someone who is friendly, knowledgeable, hard working, and very trustworthy to help you find that perfect home for you, contact Kim Roberts.