Dewees Island Amenities

Dewees Island amenities are available to Dewees Island POA members and their guests. 

Huyler House and Hospitality Suites

The Clubhouse

The Huyler House (clubhouse) is our community center. With a full catering kitchen, dining room, library, television, and screened porches, it is a wonderful gathering place for family and friends.

A rotating art show graces the walls. Regular happy hours, coffees, art openings, barbecues, book clubs, and other events keep the place hopping. Reservations for private events are available upon request.

Hospitality Suites

Adjacent to the Huyler House are four hospitality suites, which are available nightly to all owners and owners’ guests, only.
Owners of undeveloped properties are entitled to 14 complimentary Nights on Dewees per year.  The suites are also a great asset for homeowners who have overflow guests.


Sweetgrass is the smallest suite, with a king bed and kitchenette. It is the only suite with a bed on the first floor, accessible by elevator across the walkway.

Rate: $120 per night.

Sea Oats

Sea Oats is the largest suite, with a separate king-sized bedroom on the top level and a loft with additional sleeping space. With the sofa bed in the main living room, Sea Oats can sleep 6, maximum. There is a full kitchen with breakfast bar and dining table.

Rate: is $200 per night.

Spartina and Foxtail

Spartina and Foxtail are identical suites designed for loft living. With a queen bed in the loft overlooking the living room, the suites can accommodate two more people on the sofa bed, for a total of four per suite. Each has a small galley kitchen, and Foxtail suite is dog-friendly.

Rate: $160/night (plus $25/night for pet, if applicable).

Nightly rental rates do not include housekeeping costs, which is $100-$120 per cleaning, depending on suite size.

Lot Owners are offered 14 complimentary Nights on Dewees per year

As a community, we recognize the importance of having owners of undeveloped lots being able to participate in island events, and the value of having a place to sleep while you oversee building on your lot. Owners of undeveloped lots can spend up to 14 nights per year in the hospitality suites. Check the POA website for official rules: this is a non-transferable benefit and owner must be present to use it.

Golf cart rentals for Huyler House guests are half price at $25 per day. When owners stay at Huyler House, the price of golf cart rental is not included in the rates, since many owners already have carts and might not need a rental.

Our Beautiful Beaches, Beach Paths, & Docks

Dewees is blessed with one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches on the entire coast.

Help us keep it that way by leaving it cleaner than you find it. Use the boardwalks and footpaths to get to the beach. This protects our fragile dunes, which in turn protect the entire island from storm and tidal events. Stay off dunes. Do not walk or play on the dunes or bring golf carts onto the beach. Sea oats are valuable plants which hold the dunes in place. They have a very fragile root system. It is illegal to damage or pick sea oats.

Be conservative in collecting shells. These beach treasures replenish the sand and provide homes for other creatures. Try to limit yourself to three, so that others may enjoy them too.

Remove all equipment, shelters, and toys. Take your beach toys home with you. Leaving them at, or under beach access paths, or in community gazebos, is discourteous to fellow beachgoers.

Be sure to remove any trash you find or bring to the beach. Animals can mistake garbage for food and choke or become entangled.​ Leave the beach cleaner than you found it. Gather up and properly dispose of all garbage you find on the beach. Return the beach to its natural state.

At night, endangered loggerhead sea turtles come ashore to nest. Objects or trenches in their path can interrupt or trap them. Push castles back down as if they had never been there, and fill holes. This keeps nesting and hatching turtles (and people) safe.

Dewees Island offers six (6) community beach accesses and four (4) docks.

Canoes and Kayaks

Canoes and Kayaks are available on a first come, first served basis. At the canoe dock, you'll find life jackets and paddles for use in the impoundment. It is a great way to see birds and fish in action. Try paddling the canoe trail for a real back roads experience. Please leave canoes face down as a courtesy to the next rider.

Memory Garden

Dedicated in 2016, the Memory Garden has become a wonderful gathering place for a glass of wine, a picnic, and even a proposal or two. Designed to give residents a place to reflect and honor departed loved ones, this three-sided structure has its roots in historic Lowcountry buildings. It is open to views of the marsh and setting sun and collects rainwater in a cistern to keep the central garden growing. It is a perfect spot to reflect on a loved one, take a deep breath, or toast the sunset. This was truly a volunteer labor of love and commitment.

Community members volunteered skills and labor, and over two years the structure was finished. A time capsule was buried in a central wall, for opening in 2066.


The pool is a great place to meet new friends! Our swimming pool is salt chlorinated with new seating and showers. During the season, the pool is available for use by all island residents from 7:30AM to dark.

Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Courts are available on a first-come basis. One net can be raised for badminton. There is a basketball court on one end and a shuffleboard printed.

Game Room

On the ground level of the club house, there is a game room with a pool table, ping pong, and picnic area.

Bird Blind

Behind Huyler House, there is a bird blind for watching the wood storks, egrets, and herons that live in the marsh. If lucky, you might also spot nesting eagles, otters, or deer.

Soccer Goal and Frisbee Golf

The soccer goal and disk golf goal are on the helicopter landing pad. Grab a friend or two and come kick a ball or throw a disc around.

Nature Center

Our Nature Center is a great place to learn about the island's flora and fauna. Exhibits give you a chance to understand how our community lives close to nature. Scheduled for new paint and a redo before this is published.

Gift Shop

The gift shop runs on the honor system, verified by cameras. Owners can have purchases billed to their lots, but they should fill out a slip with sizes and prices. Please help keep it neat and refold shirts when you're done.

Archives Exhibits

Our artifacts tell a story. Sewee Indians, Pirates, Francis Marion and British blockade runners; Robert Smalls and rumrunners: Dewees Island has had a front row seat to some of South Carolina's greatest historical moments. Exhibits are donated and maintained by volunteers and are available for viewing at the Huyler House Library.