Sunny Skies

If you have stayed in one of Exclusive Properties’ SC vacation rentals before, be it a luxury house on Isle of Palms or a Folly Beach house Charleston, chances are you received an email from us yesterday about the weather.

(By the way, if you’re not on our mailing list for our luxury beach house rentals SC but would like to be, please contact us and we’ll be glad to add you to it.  That way you’ll never miss out on great deals on our beach rentals Charleston –  both Folly and Isle of Palms luxury rentals.)

It’s no secret that the weather has been in the news a lot lately, especially in South Carolina.  Our state has been hit with massive rains and flooding, and many communities, especially along the rivers and in the Midlands, have been devastated.  In a crazy statistic, the massive amount of rain that fell in both Carolinas during the recent rain event  —  11 TRILLION gallons  —  is exactly the same amount that California needs to pull itself out of its epic drought.  If only we had a water pipeline to share with our friends on the west coast!

The good news is that the Isle of Palms fared extremely well.  That’s the thing about the sandy soil near a Charleston beach house  –  it absorbs a whole lot of water.  Then there’s also the fact of a giant ocean right near all our rental homes South Carolina which provides a perfect place for all that water to go.

As the recent email said,  “We had 100% occupancy this past weekend with great reviews and are 70% booked for this weekend with sunny weather ahead!”

Here’s the forecast for this week:

this week's weather


Honestly, I think October generally sees some of the best weather in the Lowcountry.  The days are usually sunny and warm, with a nice cool breeze to boost your energy.  The humidity of the summer is gone, the beaches are less crowded, and the rates on our beach house rentals Charleston SC drop right along with the mercury.


And coming up this Saturday is a perfect event to take advantage of the great weather, right near our Isle of Palms vacation rentals.  It’s the 15th annual ALS  H.O.P.E. 5K Beach Run/Walk.

This is an evening run/walk that draws hundreds to the beach to raise money for a worthy cause  –  raising funds to fight the terrible disease of ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  The event is 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 17th at Front Beach on the Isle of Palms.  The timing is especially nice, since October 3rd’s IOP Connector Run had to be cancelled due to the weather.

The H.O.P.E. 5K was originally started by the Physical Therapy class at MUSC, the Medical University of South Carolina.  In recent years the members of the Occupational Therapy class have taken over the running of the run.

The acronym H.O.P.E. stands for:





If you’ve ever known anyone afflicted by this awful disease, you know how apt this name truly is, and the importance of supporting victims and their family members.

Here’s more on ALS, from their website:

What is ALS? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” is a deadly illness that affects the motor neurons in a person’s brain and spinal cord. Gradually, a person is robbed of the ability to walk, eat, speak, swallow and eventually breathe. All the while, the mind remains sharp and aware of the total paralysis that is quickly setting in. Upon diagnosis, doctors give ALS patients only two to five years to live. There is no known cause or cure for ALS. The disease shows no partiality. It can strike anyone. All proceeds will be donated to SCALSA ( to provide care and support for ALS patients living in South Carolina, as well as fund global, cutting-edge research for a cure.


It is truly a worthy cause.  Here’s the basic info on the event:

Registration/Check-In: Registration starts at 4:30 pm on Saturday October 17, 2015 at Isle of Palms Fire Department 30 JC Long Blvd.          

Pre-Registration: $30 ● Day of Registration $35

Start Time: Race begins at 6:00 pm on the beach

Packet Pick-Up/Preregistration: Friday, October 16, 2015 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Isle of Palms Fire Department 30 JC Long Blvd. 


Here’s the official website for the event:


So if you’re in a Charleston beach house this weekend, consider taking part in this fun and worthwhile event, just steps away from your luxury house on Isle of Palms.

As always, remember to give us a call at Exclusive Properties for the very best in beach rentals Charleston.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger