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Large spacious home with marsh view, great for a large family.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lodging 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Your dream Sea Islands vacation awaits on the beautiful Harbor Island. Complete with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, By the Sea is a gorgeous coastal home that comfortably accommodates up to eleven guests. Choose to get a good night’s sleep in one of the three queen-sized beds, king bed, or opt for the full-sized futon or the twin-sized futon. The 5th bedroom doubles as a play room with the futon-style bed that folds down to make a full or twin size bed. Select bedrooms feature private baths and deck access.

Gather in the living room with your family to recount the day and relax after your fun in the sun. Enjoy cooking in the fully-equipped kitchen, complete with both large and small appliances for your convenience. Dine together at the six person table, or take your plates to the deck for dinner with a view. A charcoal grill is also available for your use.

The quintessential southern porch provides rocking chairs, and stunning sea views to watch the sunset or greet the morning with your cup of coffee.

Guests staying in By the Sea have access to the area amenities, including a fitness center, pools, basketball court, and tennis courts.

For your convenience, an outdoor shower is included.

We apologize, but pets are not accommodated.

*Starting in Spring 2017, a golf cart will be available for an additional $200 fee.

Harbor Island charges for car passes onto the island. This home offers 2 free passes when renting for 7 nights. Shorter stays do not include the cost of car passes.

More Details

Property Manager
Natural Retreats
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , whirlpool tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Large spacious home with marsh view, great for a large family.
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

What A View!

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful house for our family. Having bedrooms on two levels allowed little ones to nap without censoring the noise and activity on the main level. The house was built for the views and every side had a deck overlooking the marsh or the forest or the ocean way beyond the marsh.

Our only complaint was a shortage of seating in the lower level den. A sofa and one chair was not enough to accommodate six adults and a teenager for the times we all wanted to be together after the kiddies were asleep.

That said, Harbor Island is a lovely low key community on the Harbor River--not on the ocean. The river flow separates the ocean from its shore so there are no breakers on its beach. At low tide the water is far, far away. We remedied this problem by packing up th kids and the cars and going next door to Hunting island State Park to access their beach.

Harbor Island's pool was big and very nice and we spent some of our days taking advantage of it and its two tennis courts. Biking and riding around in the golf cart was our primary mode of transportation which is way more fun than strapping kids in car seats for the mile ride to the pool and beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, wonderful views

  • 3 of 5

We visited the week of July 15. This was our third time on Harbor Island and we think it's a pretty special place. The location of the house is quiet and having a golf cart made it convenient to get around the island. The layout of the house works well especially for two families. The house does seem to be in need of a little TLC. Some of the walls in the bedrooms/bathrooms were in need of a coat of paint. The lighting in the upstairs living room was not nearly enough for such a large space.The kids had to bring lamps from other rooms so they could do puzzles and play board games. Although it says it sleeps 11, I am not sure it would be comfortable for 11 adults. The futons would be fine for small children.The views from the upper deck were amazing, the lower deck would have wonderful views as well if the trees were cut back a bit. Overall a good house, just attention to some details and it would be a great house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review this property. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! We did experience a few issues with contractors following Hurricane Matthew which left a few walls with visible “touch up” spots on them. This is already being addressed as we take pride in the condition of our homes. Thank you for the thoughtful feedback regarding the lighting. We had not heard that before and we will certainly address this asap. We will also forward your ideas regarding bedding to the home owners. We always want our guests to have the best experience possible. We rely on honest feedback to make the home better for each guest. We hope to see you again real soon.
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Peaceful. Beautiful.

  • 4 of 5

Harbor Island provides a quiet and relaxing environment to enjoy the ocean, fishing and a community pool. The house was clean, accommodating and spacious. My only complaint was that the lower level porch view was impaired by heavy tree limbs. The limbs did not allow for a view of the marsh at all. Otherwise, everything was wonderful and the contact persons were prompt.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Subject to Natural Retreats US LLC terms and conditions. Minimum stay restrictions apply. Some residences excluded. Offer not available during holidays and other blackout dates may apply. Natural Retreats US LLC reserve the right to amend or change this booking when necessary. Booking is nontransferable and guests must be over the age of 21. Promotion cannot be applied to pre-existing bookings and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Book by May 22, 2016 and stay by May 26, 2016.

Vast, sandy beaches, dramatic tidal changes, and rich history await on the Sea Islands of South Carolina.

This collection of peaceful islands, located a short drive from historic Beaufort, are full of beauty and culture, an ideal beach getaway for visitors of all ages. As barrier islands, Fripp, Harbor, Dataw, and St. Helena offer a unique beach experience. Walk the entire length of the beach on one side, and canoe through marshes on the other.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 25.00% rent
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