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Cottage Like Villa by the Sea.Sleeps 4.Value Rates. WIFI. 50"HDTV

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Queen sofa bed, 1.5 Baths

This comfortable and completely tiled cottage-style ground-floor villa is in a private gated community. The condo has been freshly painted and redecorated. Private WIFI computer connection. Harbor offers 2 1/2 miles of private beach and ocean, bay, and marsh views. The furnishings have been chosen for your relaxing vacation time. There is one queen sofabed. This is an airy end unit with lots of light from extra windows.

Unlike many, our deck leads out the back towards the pool and dune walkway. The pool is ~ 50 paces to the private Cedar Reef Villa pool. Take a short walk to the beach just over and through the beautiful natural dunes. Home of wildflowers; bushes; birds; rabbits; hermit crabs and more. Our rental also gives rights to the 'Harbor Island Beach & Tennis Club'. A short walk to the 'HIBT' Club offers a fitness center of cardio machines and a weight room. Bikes can be rented on the island

The large outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs and looks out over the marsh to the Harbor River. There is a kiddie pool and playground; tennis courts; basketball; shuffleboard; volleyball; horseshoe pit and golf chipping area. The club offers a grill for snacks and a small general store.

Buy fish fresh from the shrimp boat at Gay's Marina just before the Harbor Bridge. See schools of dolphins, crab from bridges, watch pelicans dive for fish, and enjoy sunsets framed by Palmetto trees.

Harbor Island is next to beautiful, unspoiled subtropic Hunting Island (see 'LINK' below for all the natural beauty, exploring, swimming etc. HUNTING ISLAND has to offer)and Fripp Island, South Carolina. 12 miles to historic Beaufort, 12 miles to Parris Island, 42 miles to Hilton Head, 69 miles to Charleston, and 57 miles to Savannah. Movies 'Forest Gump,' 'Prince of Tides,' 'Disney's Jungle Book,' and 'The Big Chill' were filmed on neighboring islands or in Beaufort.

Keywords: Beach Villa

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Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

Why BRIAN FOX chose Beaufort area


The condo is very clean and comfortable. The entire floor is tiled! This is great to keep the condo clean! The condo is an end unit with side windows that makes it very bright and spacious feeling. It is first floor with a front door at the parking lot and very convenient back door to pool and beach walk!

We have a new 50 inch TV.

The kitchen is well stocked with utensils etc. Shower towels and bed linens are supplied.

There are two private Cedar Reef pools. One pool is approximately 50 paces from the condo (see photos). The other is just on the other side of the condos for closer proximity for those guests.

There is also the larger main pool at the Harbor Island Pool and Racquet Club. There is also a kiddie pool and play ground, tennis, volleyball, basketball and a chipping area for golfing.

Tennis rackets, volleyball and basketballs are available for loan at the Club.

The clubhouse has a snack bar and exercise room, (as if walking on the beach isn't enough exercise).

We recently did some painting and updating.

It is situated 15 miles East of Beaufort, SC. It is midway between

Charleston to the north and Savannah to the south. Hilton Head is

mid way between Harbor Island and Savannah. Therefore it is situated

some what between all of them. It is a pretty, secluded island.

PS: The tax, gate pass and cleaning fees are fees we cannot get around. The property is managed and cleaning is contracted. This guarantees that when you arrive, the condo, bath towels, kitchen utensils, are clean. There is a bar of soap in each bathroom, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap ready for your use. Please write or call if you have any questions.

I will check back with you in a few days if I don't hear from you.

Thanks for your inquiry.

Brian Fox

C: 828-291-0790 / C: 828-228-4571

What makes this condo unique


-Directions are available on MAPQUEST/ YAHOO.  The best way to start your trip search for HARBOR ISLAND is using ZIP CODE IS 29920.

VISIT “YAHOO SATELLITE MAPS” 29920. For an excellent view of Harbor Island!

 -Parking is right outside the front door to the condo.  It is first floor, but they are all raised up ~ 6-7 step to get up to the front door.

-FRESH CATCH FISH AND SHELL FISH from 'GAY'S FISH CO. just over the bridge on left when leaving the island heading toward Beaufort. 

-  There is a 'locals' restaurant 'Johnson Creek Tavern' ~ 1/2 mile out of the main gate.

-There are a few restaurants, seafood and Italian, going through St Helena Island on your way back towards Beaufort and the mainland. 

-Lady's Island is the first 'real' town you come to ~ 12 miles from Harbor Island.  Lady's Island golf course is there also.   Lady's Island has most all the amenities you will need.  

-Beaufort downtown is for dining and eclectic shops.  It is a very historic town and beautiful to walk around.  There is also a visitor’s center just outside downtown.  The 'waterfront' is beautiful!.

-  Inland there is everything from restaurant to Walmart; K-Mart; Lowes building supply; TJ Maxx; Big Lots; Food Lion & Publix grocery stores; Enterprise Car Rental etc! 

' Beaufort County Hospital' is a very advanced medical facility associated with Duke University Medical Center.

-Hilton Head SC, is ~50 miies to the south.  Savannaha Ga is ~ 60 miles to the south.  Charleston, SC is ~ 80 miles to the north.  




Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Saint Helena Island in Beaufort County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds in master bedroom Queen size sleeper sofa in living room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
50 inch TV Freshly repainted and redecorated.


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Cottage Like Villa by the Sea.Sleeps 4.Value Rates. WIFI. 50"HDTV
average rating of 4.852941 based on 68 reviews

A little bit of Low country heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, beautifully decorated first floor condo on Harbor Island. A perfect spot for a couple who wants a casual week in the Lowcountry. We never changed out of our shorts or swimsuits. The North Beach at Hunting Island State Park was our favorite spot. The unit has a very well equipped modern kitchen and it's own washer and dryer. it's close to the pool and has direct access to a beach via a walkway from the rear deck. It can sleep four if you use the pullout sofa. Located in a large gated part resort/part residential area pretty far away from supermarkets, gas, etc... but that's part of the charm. We had a wonderful week there and can't speak highly enough about the very informative and attentive owners.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi BH, Thanks for the very nice review & compliment. Harbor Island's charm is very much it's beauty, wildlife and being away from the hustle & bustle of every day living. Harbor Island is centrally located in the "Lowcountry" of SC, with a drive of ~ 15 miles into beautiful historic Beaufort. Also day trips to Charleston to the north & Savannah to the south. I am glad you had a nice time. I hope you are able to come again. Brian & Nancy
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Relaxing and Restful in Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Harbor Island for several years - started in a home with friends and then decided to stay in villas since it was just my husband and me. This villa was perfection - it fit our needs perfectly with the rooms and amenities but it also was restful and relaxing largely due to the beautiful, simple decor. From the moment we stepped inside, we felt like we were miles away from complications of life. The cool tile floors, the lovely gray/blue walls, the simple white furniture, the plump colorful sofas, the crisp bed linens.... it was all heavenly. It felt so clean and up-to-date and was easy to keep that way. Everything we needed was available (and we cooked all but one meal there). We loved the porch and spent our late afternoons and evenings there. There was a charcoal grill right beside the porch which felt like our very own! Sitting in those comfortable porch chairs was the perfect ending to our day. The villa was not oceanfront, but we ended up liking its location even more because of the privacy of the corner unit overlooking the cool green grass. It was as easy to access the pool and ocean as we have had before. We stayed at the beach all day every day and loved the friendly families we met while there. We kept saying we were going to take advantage of the nearby attractions and offerings, but it felt too much like heaven to leave where we were! Thank you, Fox family, for helping to make this a great vacation!!! It was VERY hard to leave so we are already planning a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi PH, Thank you so much for that wonderful review. I am glad that you had such a nice stay on Harbor Island in our condo. We have taken great pride to fix our condo and keep it clean and up to date. Thanks for noticing. We love our condo and you have paid us the loveliest compliment in your review & by planning to come back again. Brian & Nancy Fox
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Simply refreshing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had at the "Cottage like Villa", not only was the weather absolutely perfect the villa aIso was too! I can't rave enough about how clean and crisp the villa was, but the convenience of its location to the pool and beach were also a big plus. My family of 4 throughly enjoyed Harbor Island, and we also visited the recently reopened Hunting Island, that suffered terribly from Hurricane Matthew and is still showing signs of recovery. My husband brought his drift boat from the mountains and we enjoyed fishing the area catching many different varieties of fish, flounder, sea trout, sharks, and a few sting rays.

I highly recommend a visit to "Cottage like Villa", Brian is very easy to work with and responds to any questions in a very timely manner. Thank you for sharing you your little piece of heaven with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenny, Thanks for the very nice review. We really try to make everything nice for our guests. I wish I could take credit for the nice weather too, but not so. The fishing sounded fantastic. I wish I could be there when you were there and see how the fishing is done! I hope you get to come back again another time. Brian
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Clean, close proximity to the pool and beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Harbor Island and we loved it. The beach and pool were not crowded. It is the perfect place to go for relaxation. The condo was very clean and comfortable. Brian was great at communicating with us.

The only downsides was no toaster as we like to have toast for breakfast. A toaster oven was provided but it takes so much longer and isn't very convenient. The bed in the bedroom was comfortable but very noisy when you move so every time I rolled over it would wake my husband or myself up. (think it's due to the mattress cover?)

Otherwise the stay was great.

Thank you for sharing your condo.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi AE, I'm glad you had a good time. We do provide a toaster oven in lieu of a toaster. We believed the toaster oven to be more versatile. We do have a cover on the mattress for the sake of hygene. We have never found it to be disturbing but will investigate. Thanks for your constructive input.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the condo. The beach and the pool were easily accessible from the room. The condo is decorated to the 9s and there was every item you would ever need in the kitchen. Brian is awesome at giving you information and communicating quickly. He even went above and beyond and helped us find another condo for my in laws to rent. Harbor Island is a gorgeous area of the lowcountry and we hope to rent this condo again on our next trip back!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi KJ, Most importantly, I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. Secondly, thanks for the wonderful review. No greater compliment than a guest have such a good time they want to come back. See you next time! Brian
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Lovely condo and great beach!

  • 5 of 5

Condo is awesome! Brian is a great host and answered all the questions I had and made sure everything was good. Would definitely stay here again if I am in the area!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi RS, I am glad you enjoy yourself. I know you had ambitious plans to visit from Charleston to Savannah & in between. Thanks for choosing our condo & come back again. Thanks for the nice review. Brian
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Enjoy the unspoiled wildlife on pedestrian friendly paths all over the island. Don't forget the clubhouse and workout room. Full Nautilus equipment, exercise bike, treadmill and eliptical machine!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
20 May 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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