With Thanksgiving less than a week away theres still time to plan your holiday down at the beach.
If you havent already booked your rental house, dont panic, theres still time to make arrangements and find a place to meet the needs of any sized family with any budget. Also, if youve never spent a Thanksgiving on Edisto youll be surprised to discover there are plenty of things to do. Read further to find out more.
Thanksgiving Day Meal
First, lets focus on the food. Grovers is offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet full of the traditional foods along with some southern cuisine favorites. All of the food, which includes everything from turkey with all the trimmings to southern favorites like red rice and seafood casserole will be made fresh by chef Nathan Smith.
In addition, there will be traditional pumpkin pie, gluten-free banana pudding, and for all of those who prefer a liquid dessert, a full bar with drink specials will be offered.
The buffet is from 11-3 and for $17.95 for adults, $6.95 for children 12 and under, patrons can participate in the all-you-can eat feast and then go home to relax on the beach.
Reservations will not be taken, so just show up with an empty stomach and be ready to eat. Grovers is located inside the Wyndham Resort and is always open to the public.
Where to Stay
Now back to finding a place to stay. This time of year rental homes are at their most affordable, so consider staying on the beach and experience what its like to fall asleep in the middle of November listening to the pounding of the surf.
If you have a large family, Four Seasons should be able to meet your needs. This beach-front house offers seven bedrooms, seven and a half baths, and sleeps 17.
Its located on Point Street so visitors have views of both the Atlantic Ocean and St. Helena Sound. This location is one of the best for anyone who loves to walk because there are views of uninhabited Pine and Otter islands.
The home offers a elevator, reverse osmosis water so that theres no need to run off to town hall to fill up jugs, a boardwalk to the beach, and so much more.
Also, if you want to cook your traditional Thanksgiving meal at home, this home offers two dishwashers, two wall ovens, a five burner stove top, and a fully equipped kitchen.
This house rents for $2450 a week during the fall and winter months.
If youre looking for something with a modest price tag, consider Beach Music on Palmetto. This house offers three different levels which is perfect for families with teens or college-aged children or anyone looking for a house that provides multiple living areas.
The ground floor of Beach Music offers a sleeping area, kitchenette, sitting area, and bathroom which would suffice as a mother-in-law suite or give teens the privacy they desire while keeping them close. The main floor has a great room, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. In addition, a full kitchen is on this floor, which is fully stocked. The third floor has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a sundeck with amazing views.
This house is located at 516 Palmetto Boulevard and is just a short five-block walk to the Piggly Wiggly, Pavilion, McConkeys, and Palmetto Plaza shopping center.
Beach Music on Palmetto rents for $1800 a week.
One of the most affordable beach front rentals this holiday season is Courtright. This is an older beach cottage with the old Edisto appeal.
It sleeps eight and has three bedrooms with one and a half baths. An additional rental unit is available under the house which rents for an additional $100. This area sleeps six.
Courtright has amazing views of the sand dunes, sea oats, and sparkling Atlantic Ocean. The covered porch with wooden rockers really makes this house and gives visitors a chance to look out over the ocean no matter what the weather is like.
Courtright rents for $920 a week.
Things to Do
Once you choose your house and arrive on Edisto Beach for your Thanksgiving getaway, youll discover there are still plenty of things do even though the temperatures are cooler and the pulse of summer is gone.
Lately, temperatures have been in the 60s and 70s during the day and get down into the 50s at night, which is perfect for opening the windows and letting the salty sea air drift into your house. These temperatures also make it more pleasant to get out and walk the beach or explore the island on foot.
If getting out on the water is what you love to do most, rent a kayak from Edisto Watersports and explore the creeks that twist through Edistos marshlands.
You can also visit the Serpentariums winter light fest and get ready for Christmas. Read all the details here: http://www.edistobeach.com/events/serpentarium-christmas-light-display.
No matter what you decide to do, visting Edisto this time of year promises to be full of relaxation, good times, and good food.