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Beautiful Waterview with Activities for Everyone

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our condo is located in Captains Quarters which is a complex in the Shelter Cove Harbor area of Palmetto Dunes. The view from our condo is exceptional and always is the first thing people see when they walk in the front door! Also waking up to a high tide with a pink dawn coloring the blue sky makes for a pleasant start of the day. Watching the ebb and flow of the tides, the egrets, herons, and other birds, and the boats going in and out of the harbor is an all day activity for those who just want to relax at home. The kitchen has recently been renovated with granite counter tops and is fully stocked with cooking equipment and dishes, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer and full size refrigerator. The bar from the kitchen opens to the eating area at one end of the living room. The living room opens to the balcony. One bedroom has twin beds and connecting bath, while the other has a king size bed and bath with large walk in shower. There are TVs in the living room and bedroom with cable service. Captains Quarters is a gated complex with an outdoor pool, hot tub and covered area for use by residents and guests of the complex.

For the active person, Palmetto Dunes has 3 golf courses and a tennis center with numerous courts. There is a 10+ mile lagoon system for canoeing, kayaking, or fishing and 2+ miles of beach. The Dunes Buggy is a free shuttle that will pick you up at the condo and take you to any of these activities or to any of the other locations in the Palmetto Dunes area and return you home. This includes rides to the shopping mall, grocery, arts center, and numerous restaurants. A short walk from our door takes you to the harbor where you can enjoy a stroll around the marina with many boats of all kinds. There are fishing and sightseeing boat cruises and guided kayak trips available from the marina. This is an active area of outdoor eating, live entertainment, and shopping. Five or six days a week depending on the weather, during the summer, there is a show at the amphitheater on the harbor for the children but is fun for everyone. On Tuesdays during the summer there is also an arts and craft show followed by fireworks over the harbor. If you prefer a private place to watch the fireworks, the front row seat on our balcony is the perfect place for you!

There are many reasons to visit Hilton Head Island and enjoy our 2 BR/2 BA condo overlooking the marsh and inlet into Shelter Cove Harbor. The island is a nature lover’s paradise with miles of bike and walking trails, nature tours, boat cruises to see dolphins and whales, and a variety of coastal birds. In addition there is no lack of choice for restaurants with and without live entertainment, shopping, movies, plays, and community events. Our central location on the island allows our guests easy access to all of these activities.

We have spent the winters and parts of the summers in our condo for the last 4 years and have enjoyed every minute of our time here. My husband is an avid golfer so the island is perfect for him. I enjoy the ocean and the wildlife so it is perfect for me also. We are anxious to share this wonderful setting and the many things the island has to offer with others. Please contact us with questions and availability through the email address or telephone numbers given in the contact information. We love talking about our paradise!

Keywords: Condo, Villa, gated community

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2017


The condo was our home for a few years after our retirement and were snowbirds. I am from Florence, SC and my husband from Texas. We met at USC when pursuing masters of math degrees. Most of our careers were in Tennessee where we earned advanced degrees and taught math and education and held administrative positions at Middle Tennessee State University. The last years f my husbands career were in Ohio.

We now live on the Island and are available if needs arise .

NANCY AND EARL KEESE purchased this condo in 2005

Why NANCY AND EARL KEESE chose Hilton Head Island

My husband and I decided on Captains Quarters in Shelter Cove of Palmetto Dunes because of the view and location near the center of the island. We truly love the condo as do our children when they visit.



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Hilton Head Island in Beaufort County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(13 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

AMAZING views, AMAZING condo, AMAZING vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Boy, did we luck out finding this condo in Shelter Cove (Palmetto Dunes). Our family has vacationed on HHI for several years but never stayed mid-island. We were more than pleasantly surprised on how much we fell in love with everything about staying in this condo for the week. We can't thank the owners enough for allowing our family spending quality time together in their lovely home. The decor, cleanliness, comfort, bedding, VIEWS and amenities are top notch! We enjoyed the many resteraunts, shops and activities at Shelter Cove Harbor. The beach is an easy bike ride or less than five minutes by car. Nancy, the owner was a joy to work with and was so helpful. We already want to go back and definitely will stay here every chance we get! Again, thank you for an AMAZING vacation home and for all the new wonderful memories added to our family travels.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This condo is extremely well appointed, beautifully decorated, and spotless! The water view of the harbor was lovely and we loved seeing the boats, kayakers, and wildlife! This condo is close to everything. We walked to the marina for dinner and could drive to the beach in 5 minutes!

The owners were very helpful and so nice to work with! Our only regret was that we could not stay longer!!

We hope to stay here again! Wonderful accommodations!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

This condo is a beautiful unit. Would definitely recommend. It was very clean and had everything we needed. My son and I loved the location. We had the pool to ourselves most days. Nice to be close to the marina. We rented bikes and rode many trails. The owners were so nice and wonderful to deal with! I would rent this unit again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation, great condo an location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the first week of August at this condo in Captains Quarters and had a wonderful time! The condo was perfect for our family of 4, the location was ideal. We had access to the Palmetto Dunes beach and free shuttle service to and from (parking can be limited depending what time you go). We made plenty of use of the pool which was extremely convenient. Our girls loved being able to watch the Tuesday fireworks from the balcony, it doesn't get much better. We rented bikes and were able to bike all over the island and the restaurants were plentiful! The condo was very nice, clean and exactly what we were looking for. I would definitely recommend and would certainly go back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boerne, TX, USA

Wonderful, relaxing stay on HHI!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I lived on Hilton Head for 14 years, so are very familiar with the island. We moved away about 2 years ago and wanted to return to see the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament and visit old friends. The Shelter Cove area is the most convenient location on the Island and we could have not been more pleased with Nancy and Earl's beautiful condo overlooking the harbor entrance of the Cove. Seeing the boats moving in and out through the stunning marshes of Broad Creek is a sight to behold. The owners could not have been nicer and being Island residents, they are available should you need anything. The condo has all the amenities, very nice furniture and is kept very clean and inviting. Sit on the veranda with a cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening, and it just doesn't get any better! You will not be disappointed in renting this wonderful unit. The photos do not do it justice.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this condo for a 3 week period in January 2012. It felt just like home! It was very well kept and beautifully decorated. The pictures posted on the site don’t do it justice. We were pleasantly surprised when we first arrived as it’s much larger than the pictures make it appear. We really liked the fact that the owners are hands-on and available if any problems came up. We did have to reach out to them a few times and they responded immediately.

As we’ve stayed in the adjacent Disney property during prior stays on HHI, we love the central location of Captain’s Quarters. The Shelter Cove area is beautiful and we enjoyed riding our bikes and taking walks around the area. The view of the marshland from the balcony was wonderful in the morning and even better while watching the sun set in the evening.

We look forward to returning to this unit next January and hope we are able to extend our stay into February!

Thank you Nancy for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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