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OCEANFRONT LUXURY, Pet Friendly, 6 seat cart, SUP's & Bikes included!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,501 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Find your Daufuskie Island Experience at JonBie Maison


- Please note that it is necessary to take a ferry to Daufuskie Island and the cost of boat and ground transportation is around $55 per person roundtrip, with discounts available for children 5 and under. (Parking fees may apply.) Let us help you with these details.

This premium cottage has just been remodeled and decorated; and has it all. See more at Situated on the ocean-front row of Daufuskie’s beautiful Avenue of Oaks, JonBie Maison guests will look to the Atlantic Ocean beach from the screened-in front porch. The cottage has a wonderful location, and cottage guests will be just steps away from the pristine Melrose Beach.

The interior of the cottage is open and spacious living/dining/kitchen area that is great for family and friend time. The cottage includes Dish Satellite TV and flat screen TVs and DVD players in the living room and both bedrooms. WIFI is Free during your stay. The kitchen is fully equipped with service for 8 or more with full size stainless steel appliances, garbage disposal, dishwasher, and a stocked Coffee/Tea Bar, making meal preparation easy for you and your family throughout your stay - even Holidays! Meals can be enjoyed in the dining area or screened porch and each area seats up to 8 comfortably.

A laundry room with full size washer and dryer is also available to make island life more convenient and comfortable; and there is a high chair and pack and play for your infant and toddler needs.

A special golf cart is also included for your use during your stay at Jonbie Maison along with bicycles and paddle boards.

Information on transportation to and from the island along with getting groceries and activities will be provided with your rental. JonBie Maison is an owner vacation home and we’re happy to share our dream come true with you along with all that we know of beautiful, special Daufuskie Island.


We look forward to hosting you and sharing the Daufuskie Experience……

More Details

Tammy Jones
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Tammy Jones

Kurt and I have travelled and lived all over the United States, from Minnesota, Colorado, and Montana to Georgia and we currently reside in the NC Mountains. He as a utility contractor and me as community manager stay pretty busy, but we both find time to volunteer with Asheville Humane Society and SENC RESCUE - a group dedicated to rescuing Newfoundlands. Our family of three Newfies, 2 cats, and a goofy little terrier mix keeps us on our toes and we enjoying spending our free time with the furry family around the fire pit or exploring our beautiful mountains.

Tammy Jones purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Tammy Jones chose Melrose on the Beach

Years ago when we were living in Savannah, Ga we visited Daufuskie Island. It scored our hearts then and when we returned in 2015 to celebrate a big birthday we knew we wanted to make the island our second home. In 2017 we were blessed with the opportunity to make this little cottage our own and we couldn't be happier! The respite the island offers is priceless. To me, its where luxury meets wilderness and everyone should experience the Daufuskie Island mantra of "You're on island time now" :)

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage puts us directly on the ocean with a view of Hilton Head Island to the north and Tybee Island to the south; and the vast horizon in between. Being in the resort area of Melrose also means we get to meet and greet many of the guests to the island and make new friends every time we get to be there. A short cart ride and we can watch the sunset with our friends at Old Daufuskie Crab Company and return to home to ocean breeze and screen porch sittin'. It just doesn't get any better and we're truly excited to open our new home away from home to others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Best vacation ever! Thanks for having your bday party and inviting us to join you on Daufuskie Island. Amazing place and your new cottage is really beautiful. Well done and can't wait to be come back.
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Melrose on the Beach in Daufuskie Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1501 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Daufuskie Island information:


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OCEANFRONT LUXURY, Pet Friendly, 6 seat cart, SUP's & Bikes included!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews

Excellent!! Every need was met. Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Valentines Day/33 wedding anniversary getaway here. Couldn’t have asked for anything better! The owners even left us an anniversary gift which was so thoughtful.The cottage is beautiful and every little need is taken care of. It is beautifully decorated and the back porch is so comfy. The bedrooms are also very comfy. The golf cart is super nice too. I can’t say enough about Daufuskie Island. I adore this place and all the people there. Didn’t meet one grumpy person. Everyone is friendly and very helpful. A great take it easy, go with the flow, enjoy Island time!! Thank you Tammy and Kurt for sharing your property with us. We will be back in the fall.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're so welcome! It's great to meet future islander neighbors. The island is coming alive and thriving and we're looking forward to an action packed summer. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day and we hope you'll stay with us again in the fall. Tammy&Kurt
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The house has all you could ask for. The owners have thought of everything. Quiet and Peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Wish we could stay longer. Such a retreat for our family. Our kids loved everything in this house from the fireplace, the hour glass, the milk straws and all of the beach toys. My husband and I had a much needed peace of heaven away from our hectic busy work life. Will definitely come back. Many thanks to Kurt and Tammy for letting us use your home.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On the beach with all the conveniences!

  • 5 of 5

JonBie is truly 40 yards from the beach and the owners have thought of everything to make use of the beach and island easy! Beach chairs, umbrella, paddle boards, sand toys and a wagon to pull it all in! We even enjoyed the jumbo combo snack/slushie cups one hot afternoon. The oversized golf cart was perfect for exploring the island each evening. The two bedroom/two bath set up was perfect for our family of four. The colorful, heat-free fireplace was something we turned on nightly. Party lights on the screened in porch made for fun family card playing. JonBie on Daufuskie will be a unique vacation memory for our family for years to come.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, You guys are first guest to use those comical slushy cups. Love it! We're so happy you enjoyed the cottage and the island and truly appreciate you as guests. Let us know when you're ready to return and we'll be waiting.
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JonBie Masion is Perfect

  • 5 of 5

JonBie Masion is Perfect location when staying on Daufuskie. Right on the beach so you can see beautiful mornings, days and nights. You can even watch the pelicans coming across from the sound to the sand bar for the day. We even saw a dolphin or two.. Bring your binoculars, there so much to see from JonBie's back porch, its like an extended living room. There was a bit of rain but , you could watch the storm move across the sky, was so beautiful from JonBie's back porch, we loved it. We loved every minute. We had the most fun riding the golf cart around the island discovering so many beautiful island places. 7 days was not enough. The house was so comfy and simply perfect. Everything needed for cooking breakfast lunch and dinner for 4. Bring stuff to grill out. Grilling out back by the beach is another must do while at JonBie. The fridge has an ice and water maker, which is a must have a the beach. Beds are comfy and tubs are huge. Lots of games provided, and we enjoyed those too in the evenings.. You will not be disappointed. This was our first Daufuskie trip and we will be back. We will book again when we come back to Daufuskie..No bridge no boat, no problem. Just get to JonBie with your clothes and food and everything will be perfect. Hint..pack you stuff in suit cases and plastic bins..makes carrying all your stuff easier. Thank you for the opportunity to stay at JonBie.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah! We appreciate the opportunity to host you guys and share our home with you. We hope we get to do it again and still thinking you should be future islander neighbors. :)
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Beautiful retreat! Perfect for families with small children!

  • 5 of 5

I am torn about telling people how perfect this cottage was, because I want to be able to book it whenever I want! ;) The hosts have literally thought of everything! We traveled with a three year old and a one year old. The house was perfect and everything we needed for them (beds, high chair) was provided. That really made a huge difference for us. We could not have enjoyed our stay more and can’t wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are ready for you guys to come back! Thanks for staying with us and making it an exciting "shark" week. We'll have the art work hung for your return. :) Tammy & Kurt
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Had a wonderful time!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Daufuskie Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
Melrose Beach
Car: not necessary

Land Transportation Reservations

Whether you are just spending the day or staying a week, you will need land transportation. Here are some options:

Island Carts – 843-505-3937 Provides transportation between dock and JonBie Maison (recommended)

Tour Daufuskie – 843-842-9449

Freeport Marina– 843-342-8687

Sports Addiction Bicycles Rentals –  843-815-8281.

Provides transportation between your rental and the dock


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £139.05
Pet Fee £77.25
Property Damage Insurance £45.58

A licensed driver is required for cart use. All pets must be listed with rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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