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Beach & Pool View - 'Birds I Vue'' - August & Sept. '15 - 7n stay =10% discount

Joy Pilz

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Beach & Pool View - 'Birds I Vue'' - August & Sept. '15 - 7n stay =10% discount

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Harbor Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

August & September 2015 - 7 night stay 10% discount


VACATION or ROMANTIC getaway, 'BIRDS I VUE'' condo on Harbor Island is just the place to relax and play.

Enter this gated community and you will not want to leave. Harbor Island is a private 1400 acre barrier island on the Atlantic sea coast. Located approximately 12 miles east of Beaufort, South Carolina between historic Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.

A cozy elegant condo located in Beach House Villa with third/top floor beach view. A wonderful penthouse view for your most treasured memories. The only building in the resort with the convenience of an elevator. Unload your belongings at the building's main entrance near the elevator.

None of the condo buildings on Harbor Island are handicap accessible (no ramp). However, Building L is the only condo building with an elevator. Approximately 8 steps to the first level to reach the elevator. 'Birds I Vue'' is one of the units closest to the elevator on the 3rd floor.

ANTIQUES and UNIQUES, for your pleasure and comfort. Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, french door refrigerator. New 50' flat screen smart TV with Netflix. Many upgrades.

YES, KID FRIENDLY, too. Well behaved pets welcomed. Pet deposit required.

View sunrise over the beach from the screened (NO PEST) balcony, kitchen, or living area. One of the most desired views on the island.

'Sweet Dreams' await with the romantic bedroom decor' and the comfort of the king size bed with down mattress topper.

Latest upgrades: Queen sofa sleeper in living area + Two recliners COMFORT at it's best + beautiful cherry flooring. New kitchen appliances, French door refrigerator, over the range microwave, smooth top range.

High Speed Internet !. Smart TV

The sit down bar joins a fully equipped kitchen. Plus the game table doubles as dining table. Some starter staples are provided for our guest, including starter supply of paper goods for weekly guest.

A 70 yard boardwalk takes you across the sand dunes to step onto the 3 mile long beach. Enjoy the unique privacy of Harbor Island's uncrowded beach to discover horseshoe crabs, shrimp boats, pelicans, dolphins, egrets and more. Sea turtles are nesting May through October.

The natural beauty of the island is graced with sand dunes, sea-oats, tidal waters, saltwater marshes and wildlife. View the nearby rookeries with hundreds of egrets,herons and alligators. Crab dock located on the island.

Be certain to take advantage of our guest amenities as well as the areas cultural and historical activities.

PET FRIENDLY BEACH - Well behaved pets welcome = PET DEPOSIT REQUIRED = $100. - $70. refundable after cleaning inspection.(-$30. per pet).

Amenities for the active guest: Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club, three pools, and kiddie pool, playground, tennis, volleyball, basketball courts, shuffle board, fitness center and gift shop. Lagoon kayaking is available nearby, at Hunting Island State Park.

Provided for your pleasure: Beach chairs, beach towels, kites, beach toys, picnic basket. Adult and children's board and card games with unique game table for your indoor entertainment.

Bicycle, kayak & corn hole rentals available at BAREFOOT BUBBA'S with free delivery + free ice cream. Tell Eddie Ms Joy sent you.

NEARBY... Antiquing, carriage tours, guided fishing trips, riverboat dinner cruise.

Riverfront park,shops & restaurants @ Beaufort, St Helena & Frogmore.

Outlet mall shopping Tanger Outlet @ Bluffton, SC.

Visit Gay's Shrimp docks(one mile) for fresh seafood and heat & serve meals.

Grills available in the courtyard.

Many excellent restaurants in the area.


HUNTING ISLAND State Park & Lighthouse - Self-guided tour. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Located two miles east of Harbor Island entrance. Park admission fee.

Frogmore,SC - Historic cemetery & tabby ruins. Lands End Rd. @ Frogmore (Red Piano)

BEAUFORT,SC - Historic District Walking & Carriage Tours.

Named 'BEST SMALL SOUTHERN TOWN' by Southern Living readers.

Named in the top 20 fishing towns. Harbor Island is located 12 east of historic Beaufort, SC.

BLUFTON, SC - Historic District Walking Tours, antiques shops & outlet shops. 18 miles south of Beaufort.


Harbor Island located approximately 60 miles south to beautiful Savannah, Georgia and 75 miles north to charming Charleston, South Carolina. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina approximately 45 miles south.

Keywords: Condominium

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joy Pilz (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About Joy Pilz

Thanks for visiting my vrbo website. I am blessed to be able to share God's wonderful creation. Harbor Island is an absolutely beautiful private island & beach.

My family & I call Statesboro, Ga on Cypress Lake home....However, my 'Bird's I Vue'' is our special place at the beach. I am so very easily drawn to both places to enjoy the wonders of this earth.

After 30+ years of children in my daily life, I retired as a preschool owner/director/teacher in 2000.

My career has been filled w/ preschoolers plus 53 years of marriage.

Early retirement has given me the opportunity to be a 'Granny' to my 3 wonderful grandsons & 1 God sent granddaughter.

#1 on my 'Bucket List', ENJOY A SLOWER PACE.

Harbor Island has been the solution to #1 on my 'Bucket List'.

#2 - Relax, Enjoy = Make more 'Treasured Memories'

I am pleased to share 'Bird's I Vue'', a part of my life's blessings, with each of you.

Joy Pilz purchased this condo in 2003

Why Joy Pilz chose Harbor Island

I shopped for many miles up & down the Georgia and Carolina coasts to find just the right place for investment & enjoyment. The minute I walked into this condo I knew it was 'the one'. The view ('Bird's I Vue'') was worth it all. However, the condo needed a lot of work. So I put on my creative hat to make fun out of all the work that was required. Gradually the updates have been coming. Thanks to my renters it possible for me to update as necessary.

I am pleased to find that my renters have been respectful of the condo property. Therefore, because of renters favorable history a property damage deposit is only required if you bring your pet...and I have found that pets have not been a problem. Well behaved renters & their pets are welcomed. Please make yourself at home. Welcome to Harbor Island's 'Bird's I Vue'

What makes this condo unique

INQUIRE ABOUT TRADING SPACES. Willing to trade day for day @ your date of convenience. We have successfully traded w/owners in several states. We enjoy traveling. Trading w/ other owners has been a wonderful way to vacation! Call or email if interested in getting on my trade list.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"WONDERFUL" Three generations had the best time w/treasured memories. A real girl retreat w/ all the lovely things in your condo to make our time together just right. Mom loved your sunroom! Jackie Onassis (our dog)& Max (Jack Russell) so loved the great adventure being @ the beach. We enjoyed the big pool ...all to ourselves. Will emai photos. The trip fulfilled what I needed "to relax".& do nothing if wanted. Thank you so much for being dog friendly. Hope to meet you sometimes in the Great Smokey Mountains.
Sep 2010
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Beach & Pool View - 'Birds I Vue'' - August & Sept. '15 - 7n stay =10% discount
average rating of 4.904762 based on 90 reviews
Hendersonville, NC

Colorful, oceanside beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We made this last minute trip in a post surgery/recuperation period & so my husband could revisit a place where he spent a summer back in the 1960's.

This unit was clean, comfortable, well appointed, provided overview & proximity to beach.

The surrounding environs, a community of pastel homes & condo units is enchanting.The area is clean, welcoming & very walkable.An egret nesting area abuts the premises; we spotted small alligators crossing the main road.There are specific dog areas with bags for sanitary disposal.The ocean laps gently onto the beach with low wave action;the sand is soft & free of debris.The tidal pools are perfect for families with young children.In April, the water temp is cool, so we did not use the pool.

We are seasoned VRB0-ers. Joy, by far, has thought of & provided EVERYTHING. She provides a generous amount of 'starter' supplies & paper goods.The unit is comfortable & decor very "beach house". Joy does a disservice to herself & the unit by not displaying more photos of the living room with its cozy recliners & large accommodating sofa opposite the flat screen TV.In April, we only used the AC for 2 days;it & ceiling fans operated flawlessly.Perhaps being on the top floor is an asset=evenings were very quiet.The screen porch is a delight, especially for reading & enjoying the darkness near the ocean at night.

The closet room was ample.However (minor criticism here), despite a lovely antique dresser & nightstand, there could be more empty drawers for visitor's use. We had to temporarily rearrange things for space.(Ditto for kitchen shelving). I have spinal 'issues'; although the bed was quite soft, I did sleep well.

Our dogs acclimated to the "talking" elevator quickly. PET ALERT:use a tight leash so not to have the door close between you & your pet = can cause horrific strangulation.

tourist recommendations / caveats:

We too enjoyed "Marsh Tacky" for the unusual sandwiches. We dined twice at Griffin Market.

It is highly rated & was a favorite of our local friends.It is best defined as whimsical, gourmet Italian.Note it is hard to locate since it is a small eatery with no outside identification. "Dockside"=overrated & overpriced. Parris Island provides overview of Marines & much historical background on the area...need several hours to absorb small percent of information displayed.

The periods of heavy rain discouraged our touring...we loved nesting in the rental.

We will be back for our "annual beach fix".

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 4 of 5

The view was great on 3rd floor. The bed was quite comfortable. We couldn't get the DVD to work, but, Harbor Island is wonderful. Most places there are rented out, so, quite a LOT to choose from...

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize that you were unable to operate the DVD player to watch movies as planned. You were the first/only to report a problem w/the DVD player. It has been replaced w/a new one. Problem solved. I appreciate you informing me of the problem. Thank you for taking time to post your review.

A wonderful relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful, spotless, and had all amenities you could need. Joy, the owner was great to work with as we were booking on very late notice. The location was perfect, quiet but still had restaraunts not far away, in Beaufort about 10 miles or so. Also would recommend the little cafe right outside Ocean Harbour gates (to the left) called Marsh Tacky. Their Pimento cheese w/bacon and peper jelly panini is one of the best sandwiches ever (strange combination, great sandwich) !! We definately look forward to coming back. Great for families w/young children also. My 2 yr old grandson loved all the toys on the patio and beach items.! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy stay was all that you expected. I appreciate you taking time to post a review. Please come again.

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at "Birds I Vue" this July. Our whole stay was excellent. The condo was extremely comfy and you could tell a lot of love had gone into decorating. It was also exceptionally clean, quiet and peaceful. Joy was very helpful with our questions and always reachable. We will definitely be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that your beach week was a good one. Was good to hear from you and find out that you did had nice sunny days to enjoy the beach. I was concerned that you had traveled all the way from NY just to stay indoors. Guess all the low country rain passed you by. Looking forward to hearing from you and your mom when you make plans for your 2014 vacation. Thanks for choosing "Bird's I Vue'" at beautiful Harbor Island, SC for your stay.
Pisgah Forest, NC

True Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your rental with us. We had such a quiet and restful vacation. The condo was perfect - we especially liked the porch. Would definitely like to come again. Enjoyed all the extra effort that has been put into decor. We also found the kitchen very well equipped. Just an overall good place to chill!!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you taking the time to post your comments. Wonderful that you enjoyed your stay. I agree, the screened porch/balcony is a plus, the view is the best. Sunrise from the porch is an awesome way to start the day @ Harbor Island. Please come again. Reminder, returning renters 10% discount, 3 or more nights.

Harbor Island Meets Key West?

  • 5 of 5

When we walked through the door the decor immediately reminded me of our trips to Key West. The days we spent here, however, we the exact opposite. The weather was mild and the breezes were plentiful. We found ourselves spending most of our time on the screened porch enjoying the ocean view. Thank you, Joy, for sharing your special place with us. It was clean, comfortable and all we had to bring was our clothing, food and shower bag for a wonderful time.

The listing description and photos were accurate. The owner was helpful in answering our questions and concerns. I would recommend this property to my friends and relatives. Because we have stayed at Hunting Island for years, we knew that the nearest grocery store was miles away and we stopped at one on the way. The open air market near the island entrance was convenient for a few last minute items. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that your last minute stay was a good one. Thanks for choosing Harbor Island's "Bird's I Vue'" for your weekend getaway. A special thank you for being great guest/renters. Was wonderful to come in to see how nice & clean you keep the condo. Please come again.


Johnson Creek Tavern & Rstrnt
Shrimp Shack
Boondocks Restaurant
Barefoot Farm
Gullah Grub
Camelot Farms Equestrian Center
Bella Luna
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Savannah - Hilton Head International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Johnson's Creeek Tavern & Resturant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Dawtaw Island
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 21
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Harbor Island, SC

Crab dock on the island.

Equestrian Center located nearby.

Shopping downtown Beaufort,3+ outlet malls @ Bluffton). Within 15 miles 11 golf courses.

Hunting Island State Park - 2 miles.

Hilton Head Island, SC approx, 30 min, Sightseeing in Historic Beaufort, SC,(12 mi.),

Charleston,SC and Savannah,Ga, (approx, 1hr)

This Lowcountry area has been the setting for the movies, Forest Gump, The Prince of Tides, The Big Chill, GI Jane and The Great Santani.


Rates & Availability

From $85 Per night

Harbor Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar. 1 - May 10, '15
Mar 1 2015 - May 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
May - Sept.
May 16 2015 - Sep 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sept - Dec 2014
Sep 20 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jan. - Feb. 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Gate pass $10.d or7 n = $50
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes $35.00 additional charge for less than 3 night stay.
gate pass $10. less than 7 nights stay
Labor Day Weekend '15 - Thursday - Monday/ To be determined
Optional departure cleaning fee $40.
1/3 to 1/2 reservation deposit. Depending on length of time prior to arrival.
$100. security/pet deposit - $70.00 refundable after favorable departure inspection.
Refund subject to forfeit if condo is left w/visible animal hair or property damage.
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Harbor Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) New sofa w/queen bed., Child Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Free WiFi,Ceiling fans, 2 Cable TVs, (Bdrm, too), Fully equipped Kitchen, 3 Pools(shared), beach chairs, Beach towels,Beach Toys, New linens,Unique Game Table, Games, Good reading, 24/7 On Duty Security, ANTIQUES & UNIQUES and YES! KID FRIENDLY & WELL BEHAVED PETS WELCOMED Pet deposit.

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