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OCEANFRONT HUGE SCREENED PORCH Daufuskie Island, SC 2bd/2Ba OCEANFRONT

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 139 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Oversized Bedrooms 2 Large Bathrooms-Romantic or Family Friendly Sleeps 8

The 45 minute boat ride from nearby Hilton Head, Savannah or Bluffton makes the stress of the week peel away with the sea breezes and the smell of the ocean.

We have a new Ferry, Daufuskie Island Ferry, which leaves from Hilton Head at the foot of the bridge. Multiple daily runs. Or you can choose a private water taxi from Savannah or Bluffton.

Wind through the centuries old Live Oaks, pass the lush golf course greens on to your cottage. Unlock the door to be welcomed by a magnificent view of the Atlantic just steps away, not behind other cottages. No need to flip coins to see who gets the bigger room, both are the same size, each Large with two Queen beds and large private baths. Completely renovated with hardwood floors and granite counters in the kitchen with a Caribbean flare.

Relax on the huge screened porch or walk on the wide beach or shady lanes. Explore the Marshes or the inlets by kayak or take a kayak tour of the marsh eco systems.

Ride Golf carts, fly kites, read books, write a book, make s'mores over a campfire, eat at some of the low country restaurants. Two with live music on the weekends! Our newest is Lucy Belle's Cafe for breakfast and lunch.

The hardest thing to do on Daufuskie is to decide between walking or running the quiet, clean beach, reading a book, searching for the elusive alligator in the ponds, sighting the Bald Eagles or seasonal Sea Turtle eggs or exploring for historic relics such as Indian arrowheads from the Civil War and ruins from the plantation days.

Then again a game of tennis or a round of golf at Bloody Point might satisfy. Or you could visit the Silver Dew Pottery for a lesson and local souvenir. Or visit our famous artist in residence, Chase Allen of the Iron Fish Gallery, or the Island Museum for an education of the island or the Community Farm with it's adorable animals. Make sure to ask what the animal's names are when touring the Farm.

Set up a reservation to tour and taste at the new Daufuskie Island Rum Distillery.

Listen to live music at the local restaurants while sipping umbrella and boat drinks.

Or just see what the island offers your senses.

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Call now to reserve or use the online reservations.

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More Details

Owner
Loretta
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Loretta

Our family lives in Atlanta, Georgia. We love to travel the world but always yearn to get to our favorite place, Daufuskie Island. This picture taken at Marshside Mama's.

Loretta purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Loretta chose Melrose on the Beach

Daufuskie intrigued our business and vacation interests. We knew that owning a place where our family could go on a weekend that didn't stress us out with traffic jams, long restaurant lines, and t-shirt shops one after the other AND be on the Atlantic Ocean within 5 hours was a good investment in family time.

What makes this cottage unique

We chose Daufuskie because it does not have all the chaotic demands of the typical tourist communities. We felt we could truly relax with family and friends while enjoying an incredible island experience so close to home. The Atlantic Ocean views from our screened porch, bedroom and yard are spectacular. We hear the waves, watch the boaters and the seagulls while eating breakfast on the porch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to the Guest book for our Daufuskie Cottage.



We hope that you made memories and dream of your returns.
Sep 2008
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Melrose on the Beach, South Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If renting golf cart from cottage owner's third party vendor, the gas must be topped off prior to departure and picture of gas receipt sent via text.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Floorboards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Oversized vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Walk in closet
  • Outdoor Shower head for sandy bodies and toys.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • Big Queen Bedrooms with private bathrooms and closets each with TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Totally Renovated-Beautiful-professionally decorated Caribbean Atmosphere, One Story on stilts, Two Queen Beds/large bedrooms, private bathrooms with plenty of counter space, 20 x 14 foot screened porch with dining for 10 and Lane porch furniture, service cars only, walking, golf carts available to rent, biking. Minimum age limit for renters(28). RENTALS- Golf carts, Bikes, Kayaks, eco-tours. ACTIVITIES- Fly Fishing, Museums, Silver Dew Pottery, Great local low country restaurants with entertainment on weekends, Rum Distillery, Sunbathing, Swimming, Golf, tennis, Sand castle building

Reviews

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OCEANFRONT HUGE SCREENED PORCH Daufuskie Island, SC 2bd/2Ba OCEANFRONT
average rating of 4.974359 based on 79 reviews
5

The cottage is lovely....all the comforts of home and the views are nothing short of amazing.

  • 5 of 5

After reading The Water is Wide, a book by Pat Conroy based on his account of teaching the children on Daufuskie Island in the late sixties, we knew we wanted to visit. We began searching through the many rentals...several offering much the same ammenties, etc. we landed on this one. The difference was obvious....this cottage was managed by it's owner and the reviews were excellent. Truthfully, I was a little nervous about traveling to and staying on such a remote island...but Loretta, put all my fears to rest. Her hands on approach makes traveling to Daufuskie just as easy as the island breeze. She provides all information, contacts and helps with literally everything you will need to know to make your vacation at her cottage perfect. The cottage was very clean, the kitchen is stocked with absolutely every utensil, dish, pan you will need. The screen porch, with it's celing fans, comfy chairs and ocean view is a slice of Heaven on earth. Thank you, Loretta for sharing your vacation home and for all your assistance with making our anniversary trip perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aimee! You never mentioned you are a writer! You put your thoughts on "paper" so beautifully. I love the way you shared your fears of vacationing on a remote island. That's why I call it a civilized adventure. You proved, with forethought and preparation, groceries and maps in hand, you could cross the Calibogie Sound on the ferry or water taxi and meet "friendly natives" and not starve. The screen porch views almost match the solitary walks on the beach. But to get in the cart to discover the secret nooks and crannies of the island, meet the entrepreneurs and artists who run the restaurants and galleries and pet the blue eyed nanny goats at feeding time at the community farm, are almost as good as the startling natural beauty of Daufuskie. I enjoyed helping you. You are a delight to work with. D'Island will be waiting for your return
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5

Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Great house and great location.

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy Anniversary Kathy! Thank you for this review. Loretta
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Lancaster, SC
5

Melrose Cottage is perfect for your Daufuskie adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from a girls' trip to Daufuskie. We loved our time there and enjoyed our stay at Melrose Cottage. Loretta, the owner, was so patient and helpful in providing information and suggestions and the cottage was beautifully furnished and well maintained. The large screened porch overlooking the Atlantic is the perfect spot to begin and end your day. The island and her people captured our hearts. Thank you, Loretta, for sharing your beautiful island home with us. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 03/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous beach and great place to stay. Loretta was very helpful and very friendly.

  • 5 of 5

I wish we would have booked for a longer stay. But we will be back for more fun and beautiful scenery in outside and in. Locals are all friendly.

Thank you again Loretta for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane, you are welcome anytime. I'm glad you and your sisters had the opportunity to ride bicycles from the restaurant back to cottage. You inspire me. I hope the rest of your trip around the iconic southern cities was all you were wishing. Warm Regards, Loretta
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5

Lovely, perfect for a girls get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Daufuskie! This house was perfect for our girls trip! We loved being right on the beach! Loretta made everything so easy as there is quite a bit to coordinate before a trip here! We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay, great house!

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved the house, very clean and great access to the beach. We spent many hours sitting on the clean beach. Very few other people were on the beach so we had a lot of privacy. We spent one day exploring the island and sights; all of the island residents were so friendly and helpful with advice. Loretta was very helpful in planning our stay. Would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

CIVILIZED, yet no bridges. DAUFUSKIE ISLAND is a Barrier Sea Island within SIGHT of HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. and SAVANNAH, GA. Private water taxis or the county ferry are available.(call for details)

This well maintained cottage is oceanfront within Melrose on the Beach Plantation community. Great vacation for Families, Romantic Getaways. Golf carts, bikes and walkers dominate. STRESS-FREE.

Ferry Embarkation Center on Hilton Head Island is a 5 Hour Drive from Atlanta, Georgia; 45 minute drive from Savannah. 3-4 hour drive from Greenville , SC; 11 Hours from Columbus, Ohio.

Other Activities: Historic sites, Artist's gallery, pottery maker, Marshside Mama's, Daufuskie Crab House, Eagle's Nest, Melrose on the Beach, surf and pond fishing, kayaking, yoga, Saturday Farmer's Market. much more

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Melrose on the Beach, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving Special 2017
20 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
AU$329
 
 
Winter 2017/2018
28 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$362
 
 
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$395
 
 
Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$428
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$362
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$395.4
Departure Cleaning AU$187.16 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy is 30 days prior to reservation. No refund after 30 Days prior to reservation.
Golf cart is available to rent at $50 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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