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Direct Oceanfront. Fabulous Views, Quiet, Unspoiled Beach WiFi & HD Cable inc.

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

Direct Ocean View - Awesome Beach Condo

*****PLEASE NOTE: Construction is still happening on the Island after Hurricane Matthew. Please be aware of this when booking (roofing, beach walks, etc. being addressed)

Beach House Villas are located in a peaceful, gated community on Harbor Island which is between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA and just 14 miles from Beaufort, SC. If you're coming to town for Marine Graduation, we are only 23 miles (about 35 minutes) from Paris Island.

This is truly a historic area with Charleston, Beaufort or Savannah making fabulous day trip destinations. On Harbor Island, the three outdoor pools, tennis courts, a putting green, and three miles of pure, untamed, sandy white beach create a private vacation destination unlike any other. Stroll along the beach and marshes and discover the abundant island wildlife, including terns, pelicans, egrets, herons, and horseshoe crabs, or sit on the sandy dunes bask in the sun while the dolphins play.

Dine at wonderful nearby restaurants that specialize in local fresh cuisine or prepare your own from fresh local seafood markets in your fully equipped kitchen.

The natural beauty of Harbor Island and the geographic location creates a setting and vacation retreat experience worth repeating.

More Details

Owner
Jenn
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2017

About Jenn

Jen and I love visiting Harbor Island with our two teen aged sons Quinn and Aidan. There is something here for everyone to enjoy.

Jenn purchased this condo in 2015

Why Jenn chose Beaufort area

We fell in love the with the area and Harbor Island in particular. Our first walk on the beach was amazing...the beach is unspoiled, the sand is white, the birds and wildlife you encounter are breathtaking. As we made our way back to the beach boardwalk we spotted dolphins playing in the the water off the beach. The condo is very homey, it is a great size for our family of 4, having a bath and a 1/2 is great, too. Also, you can view 1 of the *3 pools from the balcony, which I think is a nice perk. This property and its location offers a truly relaxing beach experience. *please note: The pools close between November 1st and April 1st.

What makes this condo unique

The condo's front row location is one of the best in the complex. You'll enjoy direct oceanfront views. Don't like bugs, well you're in luck, our porch is screened so you can sit out in peace. The condo is centrally located so day trips to Savannah, Charleston and Beaufort are all just a short drive away. There are 3 pools to enjoy, tennis courts, basketball court (the boys love that), sand volley ball court, work out room. bicycle rentals and small gift shop on the premises - all of which, as our guest, you'll have access to.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We're back home after a wonderful time in your condo. Thank you so much for allowing us to spend time there. The condo was well equipped, beautifully decorated and clean.

The screened porch was indeed used for coffee and tea in the morning, but was also used for a glass of wine or two in the evening. We loved the view. We would definitely come back. I enjoyed the condo as a base to show my friends around my childhood home, thank you for that opportunity. And our golden retriever was in heaven!
Nov 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Master bathroom with shower attached to bedroom. This bathroom is also accessible from the 1/2 bath in the entry hall.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Comfy queen bed in spacious private bedroom. There is also an attached master bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Harbor Island is part of the 350,000-acre ACE Basin this is one of the largest undeveloped estuaries along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Located primarily in Colleton and Beaufort counties in South Carolina, the Ashepoo, Combahee and South Edisto rivers combine into the larger St. Helena Sound and drain a significant portion of the Lowcountry region. The 350,000 acrea area is renowned for its extensive natural beauty and commitment to preserve marshes, wetlands, hardwood forests, and riverine systems and the various fauna that occupy the area.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Direct Oceanfront. Fabulous Views, Quiet, Unspoiled Beach WiFi & HD Cable inc.
average rating of 4.862069 based on 30 reviews
Hephzibah, Ga
5

Perfect and beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful visit. Condo was great loved the screened porch. Had everything we needed. The elevator was a plus with our pets. Everyone we came in contact with was nice. I highly recommend this condo. Jenn was awesome to work with. The only down side was we only scheduled 1 week and not 2. Did not want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Harbor Island and our condo. Times does always seem to fly by at the beach! I am glad to hear you met some nice folks and thank you so much for recommending our place. We'd love for you to come back soon and spend two weeks : ) Thank you so much for taking time to write this; we sincerely appreciate it! Jen
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5

Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and wonderful time. The island was beautiful, and the weather perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay in this condo! We liked it so much we decided to return with the kiddos! We love SC and Harbor Island! We definitely be returning. The kids loved it soooo much as well. Thank you so much for another unforgettable vacation and an opportunity to let out kids experience the ocean for the first time as well!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disappointing experience

  • 2 of 5

We chose this condo based on location and positive reviews. Unfortunately we did not have the same experience as some previous reviewers. I'll try to sum up with Pros/Cons:

PROS

Great location, short walk across the boardwalk to the beautiful beach.

WIFI and A/C worked great all week (we did have to reset the router when we arrived).

Size of the condo worked well for us (2 adults, 1 child, 1 dog).

CONS

1. Poor communication and slow response time. I paid w/PayPal because of a glitch with the HomeAway system, and for both payments it took several days to get confirmation my money was received. I was even sent a message that my first payment was NOT received and they couldn't hold the condo any longer (when in fact my payment had been received over a week earlier)

2. Lack of proactive customer service. We arrived to find a broken dishwasher (with lots of dirty dishes inside) and broken sink disposer. There was no dishwashing liquid so we couldn't hand-wash anything the first day. The previous renters had scaled and fried fish in the condo and threw fish pieces down the kitchen sink (in spite of broken disposer) so the entire week there was a foul odor coming from the sink. We realize the owner can't control when an appliance breaks or when a guest is inconsiderate, but we did expect a much more proactive and customer-friendly response when we brought up the issues. The one concession the owner made was only after I requested it, and even then she pointed out that she was not obligated to do anything under the hold harmless clause of the rental agreement.

Bottom line: We loved Harbor Island, but we will stay elsewhere when we return. Too many avoidable hiccups from start to finish and the customer service fell way short for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leigh, Thank you for your review - we appreciate your feed back. Our guests comfort is of the utmost importance to us. We are sorry that the dishwasher was broken. As you pointed out by mentioning our numerous other great reviews, this is not the norm. Dave and I strive to provide a nice condo, at a fair price for hardworking folks to spend thier vacation. Since purchasing the condo we've made many upgrades and improvements and take pride in the condition of our unit, its location and the customer service we provide. We were alerted by our housekeeper 2 hours before your arrival that we had a situation with the dishwasher. We tried to alert you of this issue with a sign on the washer asking you not to run it, but it was run despite the note and this caused the backup. When you called and said you ran the washer even though it was marked not to, I offered, at my expense, to send my cleaner back over to reclear the blockage and resanitize the sink; you declined. Despite the fact that this is the biggest summer holiday (4th of July) we had a plumber there in less than 24 hours. We purchased a new disposal and dishwasher and offered to have them installed Wednesday or Thursday when our plumber returned from his 4th of July holiday. You asked to have him wait until you departed...we respected your request and had it installed after you left. Our condo now has a brand new disposal and dish washer. Prior to and during your stay, we were in contact via email over 15 times, via text more than 8 times, and many times we spoke on the phone. I called you back promptly and did all I could do to assist. All other renters paid via VRBO. We do not recommend paypal but as you were having difficulties using VRBO, we made an exception. I am glad to read that you enjoyed Harbor Island and all its natural beauty. It really is a very special place.
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5

Beautifully decorated

  • 5 of 5

Our week was relaxing and carefree. Screened in porch kept the bugs out! We would recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Steve! Appreciate all your feedback and will continue to work to provide an enjoyable vacation experience for our guest. You were a pleasure to have at the condo and we hope you and your family come back soon!!
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5

Awesome condo, great location, easy access to pool and beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week before Father's Day, loved the condo it was everything they said it was and more. The owners were responsive to our needs. The only thing I would have liked to see was more grilling utensils other than that everything was as advertised. 20 minute drive to Beaufort was well worth it quaint town with lots of sightseeing. Day trip to Savannah was well worth the trip as well. The beach was very peaceful and relaxing. Got to see dolphins chasing the shrimp boats. Ate lots of fresh shrimp from Gay shrimp company and a must get is the shrimp burger from the shrimp shack. Loved the trip and we are looking forward to return next year.

Thank you for sharing your beach house with us

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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"Hunting Island is South Carolina’s single most popular state park, attracting more than a mi..."
Johnson Creek Tavern
"Fun, local place to eat, drink right on the creek! Some of the best corn bread and gumbo you..."
Shrimp Shack
"Try the Shrimp Shack for fresh local shrimp. A must is their famous shrimp burger with sweet..."
Carolina Buggy Tours
"Beaufort is 14 miles away and is a most charming southern town with much to offer. If you ha..."
Hunting Island Lighthouse
"The historic Hunting Island lighthouse was originally constructed in 1859 and is the only li..."
Charleston
"Earthquake bolts and ornate iron gates. Antebellum mansions and sprawling plantations. One o..."
Savannah
"With its pedestrian-friendly layout and innovative urban design, Savannah serves as a balm f..."
Hilton Head Island
Dockside
Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head Airport International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Johnson's Creek Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Johnson Creek Tavern and The Shrimp Shack
Car: necessary

Your water front Condo on Harbor Island, SC, located between Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, GA, just 12 miles from Beaufort, SC. Walk to our private 2.5 mile white sandy beach or swim in one of 3 swimming pools located on our gated protected island. Enjoy porpoise, sea turtles, gulls, herons, pelicans and other wildlife that inhabit the 350,000-acre ACE Basin National Estuary of which Harbor Island is a part of. Dine at wonderful nearby restaurants that specialize in local fresh cuisine or prepare your own from fresh local seafood markets in your fully equipped kitchen. A truly historic area with Savannah and Charleston making great day trip destinations.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
20 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£855
for 7 nights
£855
 
 
Fall
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£323
for 2 nights
From
£110
From
£118
Fri,Sat
£764
£1,765
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£313
for 2 nights
From
£105
From
£116
Fri,Sat
£739
£1,350
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 19 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£440
for 3 nights
From
£112
£764
£1,433
 
 
Summer
20 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£897
for 7 nights
£897
 
 
Fall
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£432
for 3 nights
From
£110
£764
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
28 night minimum stay
£1,266
for 28 nights
£1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£185
for 1 night
From
£81
£614
£1,100
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £51.92
Pet Fee £66.75
Damage Deposit £74.17

PLEASE NOTE: The Island is still under construction after Hurricane Matthew - roofs, landscaping, ocean walks, landscaping etc. Please be aware of this when booking.
High Season - June and July we accept only weekly bookings (Saturday to Saturday).

*Car passes are charged as follows:

1 night: $11.55
2 nights: $23.10
3 nights: $34.65
4 nights: $46.20
5 nights: $57.75
6-7 nights: $69.30
8-14 nights: $70
15-21 nights: $73
22-30 nights: $78
31-90 nights: $87
91-364 nights: $105

Seasonal dates/rates subject to change without notice.
Pet Fee: $15 per night, maximum of $90.00 per stay. Well behaved cats or dogs (maximum of 2) welcome. Please discuss pet policy with us prior to booking. Ours is a PET FRIENDLY BEACH - please pick up after Fido so we can all keep bringing our doggies with us! Thorough inspection and cleaning of condo is done upon departure, to remove any trace of pets.

Taxes and Fees add 12% We accept checks, PayPal, Homeaway Pay Now. 50% due to reserve, the remainder due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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