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Atalaya Castle

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Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
+1 843-237-4440
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Amazingly ingenious place

The Huntingtons designed this place with some very clever features. We had a great tour and... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2017
Rita R
Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Stopped for a tour and we were too late. Looked around on our own following the map. What a... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Polly J
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Huntington Beach State Park, Pawleys Island, SC
+1 843-237-4440
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

The Huntingtons designed this place with some very clever features. We had a great tour and learned a lot of the history from Bom. Interesting and worth a look.

Thank Rita R
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a tour and we were too late. Looked around on our own following the map. What a property! Much thought went into designing it. Would love to see it furnished.

Thank Polly J
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Was a little hesitant when I viewed the villa from the outside, but was glad we decided to take the time to see it. Loved the stone and brick with plaster/white paint. The greenish wrought iron work in front of the windows is mesmerizing. Wooden...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

it is a step back in time to see how see how people vacationed in the past. the cost of admission is $5:00 to huntington state park. the beach access is great

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Not really a castle, but more of a huge castle style house. The layout, history, and location on the beach is the draw. We have been there several times, taken two granddaughters, and still looking forward to our next visit.

Thank DJ M
Reviewed February 14, 2017

If your into architecture or construction this is the place to visit. A custom built summer home for the rich and famous. By today's standards it's pretty basic, but for the period it must have seemed wonderful.

Thank Hozlosky
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This a fascinating building designed in a Moorish style ( Mr Huntington was considered the top expert on El cid.) Mrs Huntington was a reknown sculpturor and her sculpture facilities are a major portion of the house including pens where shekept live bears, horses etc...More

Thank Frank K
Reviewed January 30, 2017

This is worth the stop if you are in the Mrtyle Beach area. We were camping at the park. I would recommend that you pay the extra $3 for the audio tour. It makes the history of it come to life and make sense. The...More

Thank Nadine R
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We attended the Christmas Open House at Atalaya (I had been there previously also). I think the Open House, when some of the rooms are decorated give you a better idea of what the house was in its day. The people that decorated the rooms...More

Thank HorryTraveler
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Moorish house with inner courtyard. We did not have a tour which would have made it more interesting. Was disappointed in the poor condition of the house.

Thank Loretta F
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Bill C
October 24, 2017|
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Response from megskow | Reviewed this property |
16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
August 31, 2017|
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Response from SirVayR | Reviewed this property |
From Wikipedia - Atalaya (AH-tuh-lie-yuh) means "watchtower" in Arabic, as in the real Atalaya Castle in Spain
May 23, 2017|
Response from Catherine K | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea.