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Sanctuary @ Edisto River Lodge, Perfect Family River Retreat

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4 bedrooms, travel crib, free WiFi, bed sheets
4 bedrooms, travel crib, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, foosball, video library, stereo
4 bedrooms, travel crib, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Sanctuary @ Edisto River Lodge, Perfect Family River Retreat

Sanctuary @ Edisto River Lodge, Perfect Family River Retreat

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
Ridgeville, SC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGivhans Ferry State Park17 min drive
  • Popular LocationBee City21 min drive
  • Popular LocationLegend Oaks Plantation32 min drive
  • AirportCharleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.)51 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
2000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
    2 bunk beds
Bedroom 4
    1 bunk bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Sanctuary @ Edisto River Lodge, Perfect Family River Retreat

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
Welcome to our beautifully fully furnished Edisto River retreat home. Just 50 miles outside of downtown Charleston and 15 miles from downtown Summerville you can find our charming 3 acre gated river paradise with a private fishing pond. If you are looking for relaxation and river adventures, this is the spot. Fully furnished with new appliances, internet and cell phone reception. Direct private river access with canoes and kayaks for use while renting.

An old fish camp originally built in the 1960's that over the years had additions to give it the unique country style. A great space for enjoying time with friends and family surrounded by nature. We purchased the property in the fall of 2018 and have worked hard to transform the house into a beautifully rustic and spacious cabin with both indoor and outdoor living spaces.

The heart of the cabin is our 300 sq ft fully equipped kitchen with new appliances. This fish camp style kitchen allows space for entertaining or preparing large meals for your family and/or friends. The eye catching wooden bar can seat 7 comfortably.

The cozy living room is adjacent, and has a large 55 inch TV, games and bar. A queen hid-a-bed couch and two lounge chairs. A full bath with shower is located within this portion of the home as well.

The spacious 600 sq ft screened in porch includes a 70 inch TV where you can stream Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, etc, comfortable furniture, a dining room table for 6 along with a Foosball table for your entertainment.

The separate "private master suite" is less rustic and charmingly furnished . Large room has a comfortable queen and side room contains a trundle bed. Also included in this suite is a fully stocked mini kitchen and full bath, not to mention the small jet garden tub. This is most charming part of the home with great views of the river off its porch with rocking chairs.

Bedroom 3 we call "A Room with a View", as it is a private room with a separate entrance off the screened in porch. The 3 panoramic windows give it a 180 degree view of the river and forest. A comfortable queen bed, dresser and WiFi TV are in this room.

Bedroom 4 we call the "Bunk Room," furnished with a twin over full bunk bed as well as a trundle that pulls out to a queen. This is a perfectly comfortably room for both kids and adults. Just may be cozier then the other rooms. This room also has its own entrance and contains the washer and dryer.

The surrounding property consists of 3 acres most of which is an island. A half acre fishing pond, which can be used to practice paddling many of the included canoes and kayaks, is stocked with Bass and Sunfish. Great fishing fun for kids, so make sure to bring some poles.

The riverfront portion of the property has a small boat launch (walk-in access) for the kayaks and canoes, a small floating dock to fish off of and a giant yard to play games etc, We provide classic yard games such as Corn-hole, Horseshoes, Croquet, and Tether ball. A large brick patio with southern tradition Adirondack chairs that can seat 12. These chairs surround a fire ring with full river views. Fire wood is included for small fires.

Weddings and Events:
Weddings and events are allowed only with a separate contract and pricing. You will need to contact us directly and discuss the options of what you wish to do prior to booking. The home has a small septic system which can quickly be overloaded, all events over 10 people will require rental of a porto potty or similiar, rental contracts with us for the event and an onsite representative during the event for larger events.

Exterior of property is secured with security cameras covering all points of entry including the screened porch. The interior of the home and private spaces are private and no cameras are present. Messing with, destroying or turning off our security is grounds for being removed from the property.

Outside Fun & Safety
The riverfront portion of the property has a small boat launch (walk-in access) for the kayaks and canoes. We have some classic yard games such as Corn-hole, Horseshoes, Croquet, and Tether ball to come. A large brick patio with southern tradition Adirondack chairs that can seat 12. These chairs surround a fire ring with full river views. Fire wood is included for small fires. Please make sure the fire is out if you leave the property.

The Edisto River is a dark fast-moving river with lots of trees, bends and can be quite dangerous or deadly to both the inexperienced and experienced. Water levels can rise quickly. If you are unfamiliar with kayaks or canoes or navigating in fast moving water, we highly recommend you book a guide and let them take you down calmer parts of the river or just paddle in our pond. Safety is the most important part of your stay at our home. Edisto River Adventures is a wonderful family run business who are very knowledge of the river and can book trips. Please find their brochure in the basket under the TV in living room.
Many guests are avid kayakers, and still take advantage of the guided services in the areas nearby. These guides can meet at a variety of places up river depending on how long of a paddle you want. They deliver the boats and can provide transportation back to your car or house if needed. The typical paddle will be between 2 and 5 hours guided or unguided depending on your skill level and where you put in. You are also welcome to bring your own equipment.
If you choose to paddle without a guide this is at your own risk. The calmest route is at the edge of our property upstream (to the left when looking at the river), there is a nice calm 20 min paddle through an old river cove. If you hug the shore it’s an easy paddle to the cove where there is little to no current when the water is low.
The kayak/canoes that we provide on our property we ask not to be taken downstream. If you paddle them downstream you can be gone for a long time as its over 2 miles to the next landing or 6 miles to the bridge landing. Only thing in between is wilderness and swamps. It would be a long walk home and the sheriffs do not rescue at night. You will be responsible for all lost gear and your lives. We ask you do not utilize the dock at this time.
The Boat Launch (walk-in access) on property is for kayaks and canoes only, no power boats can be launched. This is why we refer to it as walk-in access. If you have a boat, you can launch your power boat from Good Hope landing 2 miles downstream and tie up to the dock. We are not liable for your boat left in the water tied up. Experience on the Edisto River is advised when using a motorboat, the water is very shallow and hidden logs are submerged.

We want you to have the best experience you can have on the Edisto River!! Sit back, relax, eat good food, have laughs, make memories and take in the beautiful nature surrounding you. This is a one of a kind location that will leave you wanting to come back.

Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers.

This Ridgeville property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Dustin Ryan

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Travel crib


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Ice maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Hair dryer


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Foosball table
  • Arcade/game room
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Boating on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 28


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Sanctuary @ Edisto River Lodge Perfect Family Retreat Location

About this area


Located in Ridgeville, this vacation home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. First Baptist Church and Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Colleton State Park and Givhans Ferry State Park. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Givhans Ferry State Park - 17 min drive
  • Bee City - 21 min drive
  • Legend Oaks Plantation - 32 min drive
  • Rosebrock Park - 34 min drive
  • Colleton State Park - 37 min drive

Getting around

  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 51 min drive


  • Subway — 16 min drive
  • Bee City — 21 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 21 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 21 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 21 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 21 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 21 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%





4/5 Good

We enjoyed our stay, it was nice and comfortable.
We really enjoyed our stay. Everyone had a great time. We were disappointed the dock was not usable. For the price we feel like we should have had a dock.

2/5 Poor

6 of us stayed there
Originally had 8 going 2 backed out so had 6.Beautiful River House.Only 5 beds & 1 guy slept on couch.Dock on River had 2 foot walkway with no Rails & 12’ to water & Rocks.Had to be a Olympic Gymnast to walk the plank! way overpriced for what we received! if we had 8 midgets we all would have had a Bed...

5/5 Excellent

An Amazing River Home
The lodge sits beside the Edisto River and the natural reserve. It is very clean, quiet, and well maintained with a lot of lovely details. The host equipped us with everything we need to enjoy our one-week vacation (life jackets, games, and plenty of wood...) We went fishing, played the Foosball, canoed, tossed the bean bag, lighted the campfire...and made a lot of family memories together. The children also thought the three chickens are super cute. We greatly appreciate Dustin's responsiveness and thoughtfulness as well as the beautiful photographs on the wall taken by him!

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely Fantastic getaway
This is a quiet getaway with serene surroundings and a nice cabin to stay. If you want to get away from the city rush to a quiet place, it can't get any better than this. Dustin is fantastic and very accessibe over the phone or email. The sound of crickets and river flowing along with the lush green surrounding was just what we were looking for . Definitely will visit again

5/5 Excellent

Treasure on Edisto
Group of kayaking friends, love this place. It’s laid out perfect for friends who want to be together but not on top of each other. It has everything you need for a good time, the owner is very thoughtful with very nice and thoughtful touches. Would love to visit again. The grounds are beautiful!