Oceanfront/Private Beach Access/Pool/6BR/6.5BA
About Ted Leavitt
We currently live in Cincinnati OH. The picture comes from our many years in London, England. Our grown children also got a bit of the travel bug and are now spread around the globe -- Cleveland OH, New York City, and London UK. Hilton Head is in our blood. Ted's grandmother came from Bluffton before leaving in 1911 and the relatives owned places like Rose Hill, Victoria Bluff, and Kirk's Bluff (along the May River) back when land was cheap, cheap (1800s - 1960s)
Ted Leavitt purchased this House in 1998
Why Ted Leavitt chose Sea Pines
Our house has been in the Leavitt family since Ted's father bought the property from Charles Fraser on a hunting trip in the early 1960s. We bought the house in 1998 and then did a complete renovation in order to bring the house up to date. The old beach houses were very open (you had to go outside to the downstairs bedroom!) and we converted it to a 5-bedroom, 5-bath format, while maintaining the character from the early days of Sea Pines. In 2014/2015, we did a major extension to add some of the features we've really wanted to over the years. This has given us a nice master suite, some proper garages, elevator, office/study and a dining room for entertaining the entire group that is there.
What makes this House unique
Having come to Hilton Head since 1962, our house reflects the dichotomy of a modern version of an original Sea Pines beach cottage with the simplicity of beach life. We personally feel the privacy of our setting is a unique benefit, but each person will have their own viewpoint.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 12
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Loved the setting
Older home that has been well taken care of. Great location. Very spacious and we liked that the master was “secluded “
Kids loved the pool and we were right on the beach. Also loved hearing ocean!
Great house for families!
This house accommodated our family as well as guests coming in for the day. Everyone had their own rooms and we had some separation from the kids :-) We loved the pool and the breeze is knocked out by the dunes which helped out for our February vacation. The location is perfect in Sea Pines - a short drive to the Salty Dog as well as Sea Pines golfing. The couple of issues we had was handled immediately by Ted- great communication!
Great family getaway!
Our family likes to have a group vacation every two years and this was a great way to enjoy our trip. The house was in a perfect location with gorgeous views... the pictures on the website can’t do it justice! Each couple had their own space, with a large gathering space for us all. We don’t usually repeat our vacation sites, but we may have to make an exception in this case. The home owner was extremely helpful and answered all our questions... it was much appreciated!
We really enjoyed our stay at 22 Black Skimmer. It fit our needs perfectly! The owner quickly responded when we had needs or questions. Members of our group expressed the desire to stay at this location again in the future!
Ideal Vacation Spot
This vacation home was ideal for our family vacation. It has a wonderful location in Sea Pines which makes it easy to get to anywhere on the island. More importantly for us, the swimming pool and close proximity to the beach was perfect for us, our kids and granddaughter to enjoy spending time outside. The house itself had everything we wanted - bedrooms and baths for everyone, great open kitchen, eating area and living room upstairs plus a covered balcony. The kitchen lacked nothing. The house has been very well maintained and was spotless when we arrived. And the owner, Ted Leavitt, was exceptionally helpful and accommodating in answering our questions before and during our stay. Absolutely we will be making a return visit to vacation home in the future!
Golf: Specifically, it is on the border of the states of South Carolina and Georgia.
The two closest airports are Hilton Head (HHH, which is serviced by US Airways via Charlotte, North Carolina connections) and Savannah, Georgia (SAV, which is serviced by Delta, Continental and others via Atlanta and New York). Our house is 50 minutes from Savannah and 20 minutes from the Hilton Head airport.