My wife and I found this Bed and Breakfast after a last minute decision to visit the beach to celebrate my birthday. Being that it was Memorial Day weekend, there weren’t many places and most, if not all, wanted a minimum two night stay. Waterside Retreat exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait to go back for a couple more nights this fall. Jennifer and Adam have put a lot of time and effort in somehow creating a beautiful secluded little paradise in the village of Murrell’s Inlet. It’s only a short walk to the restaurants, boardwalk and nightlife but you would never know sitting on the back deck. Beautiful views of the inlet waterway and Garden City Island in the distance. The home is just as beautiful inside with three bedrooms upstairs for guests. We stayed in Adele’s Enchantment bedroom which had the most gorgeous view to the backyard and inlet. Breakfast Sunday morning was delicious. Prepared for us was a frittata with bacon, fresh fruit, croissant, and yogurt parfait with fresh fruit. And of course hot coffee and juice. We ate breakfast on the back porch and it was just perfect. Thank you so much Jennifer and Adam for a perfect weekend and for being such great hosts. We enjoyed the time together watching the sun set on the back deck, drinking wine and just getting to know you. I feel like we have definitely made some new friends. Good luck in your venture, look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Our stay from 8/4 thru 8/11 was wonderful.....Normally one might say ":exceeded our expectations" but this being our 5th straight summer at the Pelican...I will say that our expectations were met.....After one's first stay ---you get accustomed to perfection....Perfection is difficult to improve upon much less exceed...The Pelican maintains perfection in the above categories (and more) summer after summer....The unrelated church service on the Marsh down the street at 10 AM is special and should not be missed...This summer we arrived ten minutes early and got the last four seats.
We have been staying at the pelican for several years, it is a great place to stay, we are a couple. Many families stay here and the warmth and friendliness of the owners and the gust make for a very enjoyable vacation. I highly recommend this inn. the food is great ! the pies are perfect! A real South Carolina beach vacation spot . Diane from California
I can't say enough about The Pelican Inn... it is our favorite summer retreat whether just my husband and I or bringing the children along. We are always made to feel like family and I'm once again counting the days until our return.
The Pelican Inn is one of the most special B&B establishments in the country: oceanfront on a beautiful uncrowded beach, southern gourmet dining (b'fast and lunch only) and gracious service from wonderful and talented hosts, Corinne and Bruce. You can't beat life like this - beach casual (barefoot and tee shirts if you like), child friendly, yet private enough if you want a couples only experience. It's obvious the owners love their property and continue reinvesting in its excellence. We look forward to our return to this special island and very special inn. Ed Burke
This place is like something from out of a movie. The rooms are adorable, the location is spectacular and the food is amazing. It's like going back in time. We also loved the owners who are super friendly and helpful. We will be back.
I have stayed at the Pelican Inn many times since my study sessions during college in the mid-1970's. The inn is special and affords a relaxing communal atmosphere with great food. I brought my son to play golf an relax a bit and he was very glad to have experienced the fellowship.
Fantastic Bed and Breakfast on Pawleys island. The food for both breakfast and lunch was excellent every day. Our only regret is that we probably should have stayed for the whole week rather than 3 nights.
The Pelican Inn is a perfect place to escape. We loved the low country charm and laid back atmosphere of the inn. The beach area is beautiful. It was nice to relax in a hammock and listen to the waves. The food was amazing! Will definitely go back.
We really enjoyed our stay at the pelican Inn. Corinne is a wonderful host, cook and caretaker of this historic b&b. The view of the marsh is wonderful. It is a peaceful setting and right on the island. Great place to stay.
The most unique beach property on South Carolina coast. A step back in time to the 1950's when life was simple and less crowded with respect to people and distractions so your senses are set free to enjoy all the Pelican Inn has to offer...private beach, marsh views, crabbing, fishing, delicious home cooked meals, making friends, and relaxing, relaxing, relaxing.
We've made annual trips to the Pelican Inn for 33 years. It is our favorite family vacation. If you want the Ritz Carlton, please go somewhere else so we can have more time there with people who love a family place where deluxe accommodations and absolute quiet are not valued like great food, compatible guests, a great beach, lots of hammocks and rocking chairs. Other guests and owners and staff become friends. Our kids grew up here and now our grandkids are too.
This is our second stay at the Pelican Inn and I've never felt I was staying at a bed and breakfast... I've always felt like a personal guest of Corinne's. What I've always dreamed a southern beach vacation was meant to be.
Our stay at Pawley's Inn was great. The breakfasts and early dinners were absolutely delicious and all homemade. For real homemade. like warm biscuits and grits homemade. We usually went to the beach between breakfast and dinner. There was a lot of time to chat with your family which was nice. I don't get to see them very much and it is nice to be able to talk with them at length. This was with 10+ kids running around who kept themselves busy. It was a little pricey for one person but well worth it if you have two or more and especially for families. Two meals are provided. Rooms are clean and often have more than one bed for more than one occupant per room. overall the stay was very relaxing and recharging. It was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of real life and just rock on the porch. we are all planning on going back.
The host, Corinne and her husband have rescued and updated the Inn with a love born of knowing the Inn as a child, an adult, and as a couple. They have done needed updates without altering the charm and historical feel of the Inn. Corrine exhibits great joy in preparing the meals (we were treated to both breakfast and lunch) and her enthusiasm produces wonderful meals that are well beyond the expected B&B fare. The Inn is in the Pawleys Island Tradition and should not be confused with a modern, high tech, spa like property. Rather, one is transported back to a simpler time facilitated by the Inn, the grounds, the marsh dock, the beach and of course, the host. It is a refuge where you will find rest, comfort, and warm memories.
The traditions of low-country, relaxation, and slower pace of life is fulfilled once again by a few days at The Pelican Inn. It's comfortable, not ritzy, but everything just comes together to provide the ultimate get away from a hectic everyday world. It's just great and the meals are fantastic!!!
An incredible stress free weekend. Wonderful food, comfortable accommodations and hosts who make your relaxation their priority. Corinne and Bruce Taylor love running the Inn, and that translates to a wonderful visit for their guests.
I booked the inn for our summer family reunion. Families can be funny, and personalities range from curmudgeon to chronically happy. Every member of the family, including me, is still raving about our time at the Pelican Inn. All agree it was their favorite vacation...and we've been doing this 26 years. Having access to both beach and marsh plus gorgeous rooms, spacious porches, ancient live oaks and plenty of shady places ensured that everyone found their "happy place." People who like to keep busy enjoyed all the nearby sites in Pawley's area. People who just wanted to catch up on sleep found plenty of cozy hammocks. And those who needed to work enjoyed using wi-fi on the porches with gorgeous views and nice breeze. The best part of our stay, however, was Corinne's cooking. Breakfast and lunch every day---and each better than the one before. By the end of the week we were lining up on the porch like Pavlovian dogs waiting for the dinner bell to ring. I would highly recommend the Pelican Inn to anyone, in fact I already have! And I can't wait to revisit.
My wife and I had a great time for a 10th Wedding Anniversary trip. Corinne is a fantastic host and was helpful in all questions we had, she made us feel right at home. The food was great and the beach was beautiful. We hope to come back.
Once again Corrine and her family outdid themselves. The food is something you only dream about and Southern Hospitality at its finest. I booked next years trip before I left this time. My sister and I take a yearly trip and this is definitely one of the places that I know we will return year after year. Corrine has created a unique atmosphere for her guests and you feel like family when you arrive. For anyone that loves the beach and wants to go back in time where life was simple and people know you by name, this is definitely the place for you!