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Ocean-Front Cottage w Cart - Great view; Fido Welcome!

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Two Bedrooms Ocean-Front; Pet-Friendly

PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT NOTES PRIOR TO PROCEEDING TO PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

- 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.=

Reservations include a complimentary 4 person golf cart.

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Wake up to the sound of the ocean! The Beachcomber Cottage is a lovely low-country cottage with a large front porch facing directly onto the ocean and a pristine and secluded beach.

The location of this cottage really couldn't be better! Located on the 'Avenue of Oaks' on Daufuskie Island, the Beachcomber Cottage is within a very short walking distance to the beach.

The cottage itself is very unique and somewhat different from the other cottages in the area. Decorated by the owners themselves, it has a charming interior. If you've ever dreamed about having your own relaxed but attractive beach house, this cottage is the place for you and your family.

In terms of the interior, an open area great room and dining area includes a comfortable seating area with flatscreen TV (with Direct TV cable service) and a great selection of DVDs. The dining room table looks out to the porch and directly to the ocean. Of course, there's a fully equipped kitchen that looks onto the great room area, two spacious bedrooms with two queen-sized beds in each room (with a total of 4 beds) their own TVs, and ensuite bathrooms.

Need even more sleeping space? The living room has both a sleeper sofa and sleeper love seat in the living area.

You will have access to both the Bloody Point golf course and the prestigious Haig Point Golf Club.

Please note that a well-behaved canine member of the family will be considered, although there is a pet fee. Manager must review pet requests. See the end of this description for our complete pet policy.**

We imagine you will find yourself strolling from your cottage to the beach over and over. This beautiful beach is perfect for long walks, jogging, and even bike riding. Families especially enjoy the relatively calm waters where children can swim and play without fear of a strong undertow. It’s a great beach for building sand castles and hunting for shells and sand dollars after the tide goes out.

Folks also enjoy touring the island by golf cart, by bicycle, and by simply taking nice long walks.

The wildlife is abundant and breathtaking. Melrose is the home of a Great White Egret rookery, and at certain times of the year you will see hundreds of these graceful birds settle in for the night. Nests of American Bald Eagles can sometimes be found nearby, and now and then vigilant visitors can actually catch site of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.

THE ISLAND

You will want to spend time exploring the rest of this unique and special island. Accessible only by ferry, water taxi, and private boat (we will help with your arrangements), Daufuskie's isolation from the hustle and bustle of the mainland provides a one-of-its-kind experience for those looking to truly get away from it all. You won't find a friendlier place, and one of the best things about visiting this island is getting to know the local folks, and its diverse and interesting culture.

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If you're looking for an old-fashioned beach vacation experience, this comfortable and pretty cottage will exceed your expectations. We expect it will be very popular with island visitors, so be sure to reserve your time at this lovely vacation home today!

** PET POLICY:

We will accept a well-behaved canine member of the family if approved by the property manager. However, the dog must be over one year old, not be aggressive towards people or other pets, be house trained, does not get up on the furniture, and is ok with being left alone when you are away from the cottage (no incessant barking or destructive behavior). We require that you will be a responsible pet owner when the dog is outside, that your dog is always kept on a leash, is up-to-date on flea and heart worm treatment and...most importantly...that there will be no signs that your pet was in the property when you depart. You must be responsible for any damage and/or extra cleaning caused by your dog. There is a nonrefundable pet fee of $125 for one dog; $175 for two dogs.

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Deborah Smith

From the Owner: I am a real estate broker and have always loved Daufuskie Island. My office is on Hilton Head Island, which is just a short ferry ride away. My husband is an architect. We have a small dog, and two grandchildren who absolutely love coming to the Cottage.

From Daufuskie Rental Group: The cottage is managed by Daufuskie Rental Group, known for superior service to rental guests. From the moment you make your reservation to your last moment on the island, we will work hard to make coming to our island an easy experience, and then to provide you with a memorable vacation once you are here.. Your property managers live on Daufuskie full-time, and are available to be of assistance on a 24/7 basis.

Deborah Smith purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Deborah Smith chose Daufuskie Island

From the Owner: When I go to Daufuskie Island, it is a vacation. All the stress leaves me as I walk on the secluded beach, watch the wildlife and enjoy what life is really all about...beauty and peace. You will see egrets, fox squirrels, deer and dolphin....all from the spacious front porch.

From Daufuskie Rental Group: We enjoy managing this charming cottage with its perfect ocean-front location.

What makes this cottage unique

From the Owner: The unique benefits are what we don't have. We don't have cars, congestion, noise, tourism or crowds. We do have beautiful beaches, friendly island people who wave as they go by in their golf cart, quiet, beauty of nature. If you want to go to the busy island, Hilton Head, it is just a short ferry ride away. If you have your own boat, I do own a dock on Daufuskie so you can bring it and tie it up there while you stay at the Cottage!

From Daufuskie Rental Group: Aside from the charms of this cottage, we are happy that the owner allows well-behaved canine family members to join in the vacation fun.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Melrose on the Beach in Daufuskie Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Large closet, large soaking tub with shower, vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Two queen beds in each bedroom with all brand new mattresses, linens, and furniture. Flat screen TV and a full bathroom in each bedroom. Queen sleeper and full sofa bed sleeper in living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Daufuskie! Property was great and good on what island was delicious! Deborah and Karen were extremely helpful and accommodating!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful as usual!

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Daufuskie for several years now and we love it! This cottage was great with beautiful ocean views. The rooms were spacious and tastefully decorated. The kitchen was small, but full equipped with stackable washer and dryer. Plenty of beach toys and beach chairs for use at the cottage, so no need to bring your own. Neat and clean upon our arrival. Deborah who manages the property was helpful and easily reached. Great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Get away

  • 5 of 5

The house is the perfect size and right on the beach. Great bike paths, wild life, fishing. The history of this island is fascinating, and the many museums and historical sites are worth a visit. Very low key, very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect getaway from it all.....

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the beachcomber from May 6-13th, 2017. We had a fantastic trip - Daufuskie is a truly unique experience and this cottage was perfectly situated with an easy 2 min walk to the beach and gorgeous views of the water all day long. We would highly recommend this cottage. Well-kept, 2 large bedrooms to accommodate 4 people easily. Golf cart enabled us to tour the whole island and our dogs had a blast!! Their first time at the beach. Loved sitting at the beach at end of the day enjoying the view. A few great restaurants and bars on the island that were easy to get to on the golf cart. Very few people here in early May so it was really nice to unplug and just enjoy yourself. Felt like you had the whole island to yourself while at the beach. I'd highly recommend both Daufuskie and this cottage! The property managers were so easy to work with - helped arrange the ferry and transportation to the cottage and golf at Haig Point. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time on the island, and we loved it. It was very different from our typical beach vacations, but in a good way. It was peaceful and tranquil, low-key but in no way boring. We were very well taken care of by Deborah who was available to answer any question we had at any time, and went way above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Everyone on the island we met was friendly and genuinely interested in talking with us. It was very evident that the folks who live there love their island and their way of living. We were saddened to see the damage from the hurricane and that Melrose Resort was closed, but the island and islanders seemed so resilient and so welcoming that it was almost part of the charm of the island. Someone observed that you either love it or hate it. Well, we were fine not having a car, and we loved seeing ponds and birds and alligators instead of Walgreens on every corner, so we were definitely on the "love it" side. The only "room for improvement" notes we can share is that the cottage showed some signs of wear and tear, and the info about the resort restaurant and pool being closed needs to be updated on the site and in the material sent out, but none of that really detracted from our stay. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Great property, clean, well maintained and the management is superb. The Beach is fantastic.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage itself is nice. The beach is fantastic and was empty. Great place for a dog. Deborah the property manager is awesome as are the locals. The Melrose property which has been abandoned is the only detraction. It's sad to see what was clearly once a great facility all closed down and in disrepair. If you can see past the Melrose plight the cottage is great. The island is interesting and a great place to get away from the hustle of life. The food at the local restaurants was amazing. Do check out Lucy Bells for breakfast and lunch and Marshside Mamma's for dinner. Fantastic as were Earnistine's home cooked meals.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Island or Savannah International
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Daufuskie Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bloody Point & Haig Point Golf Clubs
Car: not necessary

Lots of great restaurants, art galleries, local artisan businesses, and historic sites to explore on Daufuskie! In addition, visitors may want to consider some of the available activities.

May River Excursions

Captain Chris offers dolphin-watching, fishing, crabbing, and shrimping excursions. Please tell him we referred you.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy the island from the back of a horse! Ask us about options available from the Haig Point's equestrian center.

Tours, Kayaking, etc

Tour Daufuskie offers a variety of ways to experience the island and the surrounding waters, including kayaking, paddle boats, and golf cart historic tours. A brochure will be in your villa's welcome packet.

Note: We especially recommend the 2.5 hour golf cart tour (you will ride in their gas-powered carts as an informative and fun way to learn more about the island.

Yoga

Yoga classes are held on Sunday and Wednesdays at the Melroe Resort. (Locations vary.) The instruction is appropriate for all fitness levels, from beginner to intermediate, and visitors are welcome. Laura Winholt is a certified Anusara Yoga and RYT 500 instructor. For more information call Laura at 843-842-5990

Massage

Janet Adams offers massage therapy and will come to your vacation home for these services. For more information contact Janet at 317-694-7685. Please tell her you were referred by Deborah Smith.

Island Locations of Special Interest

There are many interesting places to visit on Daufuskie, including the locations described below. All of these places will be marked on a map found in your arrival welcome packet.

Opened in early 2015, the Daufuskie Rum Company (270 Haig Point Road) is a micro-distillery that makes authentic, American made hand-crafted rum. To schedule a tour call 843-342-4786. Distillery and store hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday.

The Iron Fish Art Gallery (tel: 843-842-9448) is always open, even if its resident artist, Chase Allen, is not present. Chase has been featured in numerous Southern and Coastal Living publications and recently won a national “American Made” contest sponsored by the Martha Stewart magazine. Lots of interesting things to see here, and visitors enjoy exploring his art work on both the front porch and in an outdoor gallery area. Love honey? Chase has his own bee hives, and you can buy jars of freshly-made honey.

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The Silver Dew Pottery opens for the season on Tuesday, April 30th and remains open through October. This studio is run by Lancy and Emily Burn, longtime Daufuskie residents. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Lancy's grandfather arriving on Daufuskie to serve as the Bloody Point assistant lighthouse keeper. You can hear some fascinating stories about the island's history from the Burns during your visit to this shop.

The hours for the Silver Dew Pottery are 9:00 am - 2:30 pm:, Tuesday through Friday

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The historic Jane Hamilton School, formerly used as the school for children living on the north end of the island, has been restored by the Daufuskie Historical Foundation and is currently home to the Gullah Learning Center and the Daufuskie Island Community Library. It also serves as the polling location for Daufuskie's elections precinct.

2. Located next door is the Billie Burn Museum, which was formerly the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. The museum contains a fascinating collection of island artifacts and historical documents and also offers some distinctive gift items.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer
27 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£988
for 3 nights
From
£276
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£988
for 3 nights
From
£276
 
 
Fall
5 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£860
for 3 nights
From
£233
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,263
for 4 nights
From
£276
 
 
Early Winter
26 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£860
for 3 nights
From
£233
 
 
Christmas - NYE
19 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,263
for 4 nights
From
£276
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£759
for 3 nights
From
£199
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.6
Pet Fee £77.07
Damage Insurance £45.47

Please see the Rental Agreement for other questions concerning rental terms and conditions. All cancellations made 60 days prior to the arrival date with receive a full refund less the credit card transaction fee.
Check in time is 4 pm. Check out time is 10 am.

The rental rate quote includes a service fee imposed by VRBO. This fee does not go to Daufuskie Rental Group nor the property owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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