Beach is directly across the street. I could see the family from the top deck at the beach. This house as many levels and great quiet nooks and crannies so individuals in a big family can come together or find a quiet spot to themselves. It would be an incredible house if the kitchen was arranged better (very cramped if more than one is working in it) and if the table was large enough for more than six... after all the house sleeps 10 (to people had to eat at the counter). We were missing a large enough area to all view a movie together. The only space large enough did not have a large television. There was no game table as advertised. I was able get a minimal reduction due to that and an unusable dishwasher. They told me they would remove the promotion of the air hockey table from the internet, but I see it's still there. The kitchen was well stocked but for some reason they only had about 7 forks. Very odd. Loved all the bathrooms. Loved the decks. Loved the upper floor that has a sitting area, deck and master bedroom... very secluded and just a wonderful relaxing spot. It was a short walk or bike ride to the stores and restaurants. Did not love the need to bring our own linen, so I may look into a different house next year. There is something to be said about knowing the house however, so we may just go with this one again. The first floor (ground floor "game room") that has the spiral staircase going to the second (main floor) is a good location for older, trustworthy, young adults. It has a separate entrance, several couches, wet bar and bathroom. I would not have felt safe leaving young ones down there even though Edisto has to be one of the safest places on earth. I would be more concerned about the individuals who like to look for an adventure late at night. It was nice that every bedroom had a good sized flat screen mounted television (except the ground floor). I don't usually want this, but it was nice as an option when everyone took moments to retreat to their rooms. Again, what would make this place perfect is a large table to eat and play games at and a large tv in the room with all the couches. It also could use a sprucing up in the cosmetic area ... drain plugs, laminate at the kitchen counter, could use comfortable deck chairs, repairs need in refrigerator door shelves, etc. For these reasons I will be looking around before booking again, but with every place there are trade offs.