Driver Filling Fuel Tank

The good news just keeps coming down the pike on the gas price front.

And as if you need more reasons to stay in SC vacation rentals, like our Isle of Palms vacation rentals or Folly Beach rentals Charleston   –  other than the charming scenery, great culture and natural beauty  –  the Palmetto State again has the lowest prices in the country for gasoline.

The price of a gallon of regular unleaded in South Carolina dropped 2 cents last week, and is now averaging around $2.17 a gallon.

Gas prices have been in the news a lot lately, as I covered in THIS blog, and THIS one.


A lot of different factors affect gas prices, such as time of year, weather, refinery issues, or even war.

Right now, as we’re heading toward Labor Day and the end of peak season for beach house rentals Charleston SC, prices tend to drop due to a switch to cheaper blends in the fall.  There is also currently a glut of oil in the market, and many analysts predict gas dropping to below $2.00 a gallon in many parts of the nation, especially near our rental homes South Carolina.


It’s quite a change from how things have been.  If you came to one of our Isle of Palms luxury rentals last year, you were paying almost a dollar ($0.97 to be exact) more per gallon of gas that you are right now.

South Carolina beats the national average on that statistic, too.  Nationally prices are $0.76 less per gallon than they were last year.

So save on the petrol to come stay in a Charleston beach house, and spend it on something more fun instead…. like an even bigger luxury house on Isle of Palms.

Here’s a link to a Post & Courier article with more on the subject of gas prices:



This probably seems like common sense, but when you are out walking on the beach, watch out for holes, especially if you’re in a Folly Beach house Charleston.  And if you’re hanging out at the beach and dig a hole, be sure to fill it up before you leave.

Apparently someone dug a giant pit last Thursday at 5th Street West on Folly Beach.  This one was basically big enough for a child to fall into and potentially drown.  Pits on the beach are also major hazards for wildlife, especially loggerhead turtles, and just about anyone walking in the dark.  I’ve been out for a moonlit stroll on the beach and just about broke my leg once due to a big hole someone had dug in the sand and left there overnight.

Luckily, the fine folks at the Folly Fire Department refilled the hole in question.

Apparently, on the Isle of Palms, there is a daily patrol that checks for beach holes and and items left behind that could be hazards to people or sea turtles.

Still, it’s wise to pay attention, and be considerate of fellow beachgoers.

Here’s more on this story, including a photo of the big pit on Folly:


So keep your eyes open when on the beach… and remember to CONTACT Exclusive Properties for the best in luxury beach house rentals SC.


All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger