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Great water views & awesome sunsets! Fish & crab right from our yard!

Mia Moran-Cooper

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Mia Moran-Cooper

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Great water views & awesome sunsets! Fish & crab right from our yard!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Harbor Island House Rental Photos and Description

4-bedroom home sleeps 8

Located in quiet Harbour Key, we have one of Harbor Island's newest homes, built in 2008 and freshly painted in 2015. Drive our 3-row golf cart to get to the Harbor beach and appreciate our unobstructed water views and the gorgeous 5-minute drive over salt marshes and lagoons teeming with wildlife. Your children can ride safely all around Harbor Key on our bikes, with no traffic and no exit except through locked gate. Fish and crab without leaving our backyard. Our home sits on a tidal lagoon and overlooks the Saint Helena Sound where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Each evening offers a breathtaking sunset from two full length balconies! Each morning offers a different view of shrimp boats trolling in the sound. A sanctuary for sea birds, the balconies offer up close views of many species and the lagoons are host to alligators, fish, crabs and other wildlife.

This Non-Smoking, no-pets home is kid-friendly and comes equipped with everything you need for a family vacation: free use of our golf cart, lots of bicycles, a pack 'n' play, dining booster seat, safety gate, diaper changing table, toys, movies and books!

Our home has two master bedrooms/bathrooms with queen beds, each with doors opening onto the 2nd floor balcony with plenty of chairs and tables. The first floor of the house has a full bathroom , a large living room, a full size kitchen with brand new appliances, a dining table that seats 6 and 4 counter top dining stools, all opening out on a full balcony furnished with chairs and tables. Two bedrooms on the 3rd floor share a huge bathroom; one bedroom has twin beds; the other a full size bed. Also on the 3rd floor is a common area with a futon offering awesome views of lightning storms should you be so lucky to have one!

Access to the Harbor Island Beach and Racket Club and facilities is included in available and includes a swimming pool, tennis, volleyball, basketball, fitness/weight rooms.

Drive our golf cart, our bike or drive your car to the private, uncrowded beach at Harbor Island. We also include for your use 2 car passes to Hunting Island State Park beaches, just 4 minutes away by car (without the pass, $5 per adult per day to visit) where you can enjoy two different beach areas, the Lighthouse, Nature Center, Fishing Pier and more....

Want more than natural beaches? Historic downtown Beaufort, South Carolina, is just minutes away. Venture further to Savannah, GA, just an hour away. Or in 90 minutes, you can enjoy historic Charleston, SC!

We are located in the heart of Gullah culture, near Fripp Island, 45 minutes from Hilton Head Island, and about 25 minutes from Parris Island, SC

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mia Moran-Cooper (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish
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About Mia Moran-Cooper

We are native to West Virginia and currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA, until we can retire to our Harbor Island home!

Mia Moran-Cooper purchased this house in 2010

Why Mia Moran-Cooper chose Harbor Island

My husband and I have enjoyed the Low Country around Beaufort, SC for many years. We find the whole area, dripping with Spanish moss and Southern charm, to be so romantic and enchanting, full of historic interest and unique Gullah culture. There is something here for everyone to enjoy: If you get bored with the natural beauty, unspoiled beaches, nature center, trails and lighthouse at Hunting Island, there is shopping, dining, carriage rides and playing at the waterfront park in downtown Beaufort; the Marine Corp Parris Island and Marine Corp Air Station and more. Nearby Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC offer great day day trips. In April 2010, we just could not pass up the opportunity to buy a two-year old home of our own at Harbor Island where we watch dolphins follow the shrimp boats and enjoy yet another private beach where we have watched egret nest eggs hatch, followed sea turtles and collected our share of horseshoe crab shells!

What makes this house unique

Includes use of 2 unlimited car passes for nearby Hunting Island State Park (usually $5/per person/per day entry fee but you will get your whole carload in for free each day with our pass) Includes use of all the Harbor Island amenities: private beach, swimming pool (April 1-November 1) tennis, basketball, gym, crabbing/shrimping dock and more

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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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based on 26 traveler reviews

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Great water views & awesome sunsets! Fish & crab right from our yard!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Fredericksburg, VA

Wonderful location - Great Views

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic. We came down from Virginia for my sons graduation from Marine Corps basic training and the house was perfect for friends and family to gather and reconnect. It was a 20 min drive to MCRD, very easy, it took longer to get the thru main gate than it did to get there. The Large well stocked kitchen made cooking "real" meals a breeze. The living room area was where everyone spent most of the time, just sitting and talking, and looking out the windows at the terrific views. Unfortunately the weather was very cold the week we were there, 19 degrees one night with 40 mph winds - BRRRRR, but that didnt affect our stay one bit. Several of us did use the golf cart on one of the warmer afternoons to do a little exploring at the complex beaches. I would love to come back here when the weather is just a little warmer and spend some quality down time.

Thanks so much for a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Charlotte, NC

Quiet unplugged times, with coffee and a great view.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at this house this year. The first time this summer we brought the kids and grandkids, and had the best time. This time we decided to come for our anniversary trip again. Our favorite thing to do was sitting on the 2nd balcony, drinking coffee, while watching the shrimp boats and different types of birds. We never got tired of watching the sunset from there, but found we liked the sunrise just as well, as it changed the colors in the sky while it was rising on the other side of the island. The owners are ever helpful and so easy to work with and the home is colorful and welcoming as always. This is a great place to unwind from the world, and reconnect with those you love. Its all the little things that make the difference here.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Charlotte NC

Perfect Summer Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is probably the best home we have ever rented from VBRO. This listing is written very well to describe the home but it surpassed our expectations! We have vacationed at at several low country beaches in SC and Harbor Island is our favorite. Quiet, family friendly, amazing water and wildlife views! This home was perfect for our family. Plenty of space, very clean, owners offering the use of a wonderful golf cart, passes to Hunting Island State Park, lots of beach items, bikes etc... Mia was very helpful. She gave us so many pieces of insightful information about the island, things to do nearby and even told us where to see baby turtles leave the nest to head out to sea. That was a once in a lifetime event for us! If you want a reasonably priced vacation home with everything you could possibly need for the week...this is it! I highly recommend this island and home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Charlotte, NC

Beautiful home, unmatched sunset view, and all the little extras....

  • 5 of 5

My family and I chose this property because of the space in the house and the helpfulness of the Owner, Mia. From the first inquiry, Mia was very helpful and communicated with us about everything. I've heard that its the little things that make the difference, and it holds true here. This house had everything, and we didn't have to bring it. several bikes of all sizes, beach chairs, beach toys, beach towels, fishing rods, and books and pamphets in the house that educated you about the area. The limo gold cart easily rode all 7 of us with no problem at all. We couldnt get over all that was available to us. What I loved most was the view. It has the best view of the bridge, sound, and sunset, and we watched the shrimp boats every day. Not directly on the ocean, but it didnt make a difference at all. It was a short ride by golfcart or bicycle. The house is amazing - bright colors, and lots of room. The 4 bathrooms came in quite handy too. I loved the fact that the kids were on the 3rd floor, and the adults had the second floor to themselves. There are so many beautiful pictures on the walls taken around the island and area. Very tastefully presented in the stairways and in the rooms. We were so surprized at how beautiful the house was, and spacious. Mia was great, always helpful and pleasant to deal with. I would recommend it anyday, all day. The pics on this website just dont do it justice. We had the best time, and didn't want to leave. It was great, relaxing, family vacation. The Campbells

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful Place --- We had Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing this wonderful home with us. I wish we could stay here for another week.

This is a clean, beautiful, quiet & friendly neighborhood. This area belongs to the typical "Old South" where we met many folks with eyes smiling tenderly;

Mia the owner has been always easy & prompt to get in touch. She answered all my questions and concerns, provided help that we requested.

Our kids loved bike & golf-cart riding, swimming in the pool and wading in the beach.

I love the pictures & paintings which reflects the grace and artistic tasts and cultivation of the Owners.

We love the hose in the outside corner of the house & the outdoor shower. They were so useful for cleaning everytime we came back from the beach.

We like the decks all the time. particulally in the morning and sunset hours.

We saw jumping fishes, turtles, fiddler/ghost crabs and a 3-meter (9-foot) long alligator in the lagoon just behind the house;

While we watched the gator swimming close to the bank bushes/trees near the house, we heard 3 roars from that bulky beast which were like strange low-frequency acoustic resonances from a big hollow sewer !

My wife & I loved watching the sunrises at the southend of the beach and sunsets at the northend. Those are all new & wonderful experience for us;

We especially loved walking alone the beach and enjoy the sea breeze & tranquility harmonizing with the chirping of the sea birds and soothing sound of the ocean waves.

We saw all sorts of seabirds, horseshoe crabs, jellyfishes, hermit crabs, baby sharks, stingeries, fiddler/ghost crabs, oysters on the beach & marsh;

We visited Hunting Island 3 times. We climbed the light house, visited northend & Southend, natural center & fishing pier.

I like the natural center pretty much and learnt a lot from it. It demonstrates local wildlives & marinelives to the public, in a very helpful, dedicated and educational manner. It's truely a place of the People for the People by the People.

I was born in a coastal area in eastern China with a lotof seashore activities at my childhood. But all these activities were badly missed and had to become burried remote memories after I went to Beijing and then Atlanta.

One wonderful thing when I was walking on Habor Island beach: I could pick my childhood memories on my hometown seashore and there was a song lingering around my ears:

Country roads, take me home,

To the place where I belong ... ...

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wheeling, WV

outstanding time

  • 5 of 5

listing was accurate and house was perfect for us. Plenty of space, quiet neighborhood for bike riding, excellent pool and beach area. House very clean and well maintained. Great places to eat nearby including Dockside, Boondocks, Steamers. Hunting Island State Park was phenominal and we visited several times. We would love to go back and would recommend this property without reservation to everyone.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Point of Interest
Private Harbor Island Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
North Beach and Lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
South Beach at Hunting Island
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Harbor Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 16 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Dec 4 2015
1 night minimum stay
Dec 5 2015 - Mar 4 2016
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79.00
Exit cleaning/laundry $135.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Quoted rates do not include the following Harbor Island visitor fees:
1-4 night visitor pass $10 per night per car
5-7 night visitor pass $50/per car
8-14 night visitor pass $60/per car
15-21 night visitor pass $65/per car
22-90 night visitor pass $75/per car
91-364 night visitor pass $100/car

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Harbor Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On 1st floor next to kitchen and living room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , open from primary Master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Opens from 2nd master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Huge bathroom connects both 3rd floor bedooms
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower is enclosed and has door for privacy
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Master bedrooms on 2nd floor with queen bed each, Double Beds (1) 3rd floor a 3rd floor bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds in a 3rd floor bedroom , Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n Play portable stye crib/playpen in 3rd floor bedroom closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in 3rd floor 'common area'
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
BONUS! Rental includes use of our 2 car passes for unlimited access to Hunting Island beaches, fishing pier, nature center and more (usually $5 per day per vehicle.) Hunting Island also offers a variety of educational programs for all ages. Rental fee also includes use of our golf cart (seats 4) for getting around Harbor Island! Our house also has a private outdoor shower with hot/cold water. You may also use our adult bikes, children's bikes, scooter, coolers, beach carts, beach chairs, sand toys, rafts, and even beach towels while in our home! You can fish on our property. We are well-stocked with current magazines and books. We also have cookbooks with local recipes, martini glasses, wine glasses and more to make your stay extra special. Harbor Island has many scheduled activities (cocktail parties, pancake breakfasts, pool pizza parties, etc) to which you are welcome. See Harbor Island Homeowners website in advance or check out the marquee while you are the

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