Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Beautiful Beach/Marsh Views Vacation Home - Fireplace
- This cottage can be combined with the two bedroom cottage next door for a total of 5 bedrooms.
- Access (for a fee) to the private Bloody Point Resort water taxi/ferry system originating from the Savannah Westin Resort.
- Access to other resort amenities at BOTH Melrose on the Beach and the nearby Bloody Point Golf Club, including free pool*, tennis, discounted golf.
- The cottage boasts a huge backyard, including a hammock.
- Ideal location, conveniently located just steps to beach, pool, restaurant, and playground
- Beginning Thanksgiving of 2014, the Daufuskie Cottage will be one of the few Melrose beach cottages with a functioning gas fireplace. Perfect for chilly evenings!
This beautiful Daufuskie vacation home, the 'Daufuskie Cottage', is one of only two 3-bedroom cottages currently available in the 'Melrose on the Beach' cottage community. Designed by its architect-owner, there are many upgrades and special touches you simply will not find elsewhere. You will love the open floor plan, artistic ceramic tile floors, restful screened-in back porch, and lovely decorating throughout. With both ocean and marsh views, your cottage offers the best of both worlds, and provides a private setting perfect for a family vacation, a reunion of good friends, or a special event. (We help with weddings!)
When you rent this cottage, you will find a true island sanctuary located on a low-country coastal island known for its abundant wildlife, pristine beaches, friendly people, and rich cultural history.
Casual but Elegant Accommodations
The cottage's spacious living area includes a family-style table that will serve as the gathering place for meals cooked in your fully-equipped kitchen. Flat screen TVs in the main living area and in every bedroom, as well as Wi-Fi connection, ensure that you can stay connected to the rest of the world...but only if you choose to do so! Each spacious bedroom is tastefully decorated with queen-sized beds: One in the master BR, and two in each of the additional BRs.
You may want to start your morning by sipping coffee and and watching an Atlantic Ocean sunrise from your front porch. Later, grab a good book and head for your backyard hammock. At the end of the day, enjoy an island sunset and cocktails on your screened-in back porch while Blue Heron soars over ancient oaks draped with Spanish Moss.
A secluded ocean beach is steps away from your cottage, and many of our visitors especially enjoying visiting during nesting season of the endangered Loggerhead Turtles.
Your cottage is located on the Melrose on the Beach Resort, and you will have access to the resort amenities including free use of the spectacular Melrose pool area, and discounted rates at the resort's Jack Nicklaus designed golf course and the wonderful Beach Club Restaurant.
In addition, the Daufuskie Cottage is one of the few Melrose properties that also offers its guests access to the private Bloody Point Resort water taxi/ferry system from the Savannah Westin Resort, as well as discounted Bloody Point golf privileges.
A new feature of particular interest to winter guests is that effective Thanksgiving of 2014, the Daufuskie Cottage will have a working gas fireplace. (Most beach cottage fireplaces are decorative only.)
The wildlife is abundant and breathtaking. The resort is the home of a Great White Egret rookery, where you will see hundreds of these graceful birds settle in for the night. A nest of American Bald Eagles can be found behind the inn, and now and then vigilant visitors can actually catch sight of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.
It's also a great island for bikes and old-fashioned walking. In addition to the Melrose course, avid golfers will also enjoy playing on the nearby Bloody Point championship golf course. We can also refer you to Sea Island Trails so that you can enjoy the island and even the beach on horseback.
And, of course, you will enjoy touring the resort and the island itself on the free golf cart provided to renters of this cottage.
* The pools are not open year-round, and the dates of the pool season are determined solely by the Melrose on the Beach Resort.
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Deborah Smith
The owners are Kentucky residents, and have been coming to Daufuskie for many years. This cottage is managed by Daufuskie Rental Group.
Deborah Smith purchased this cottage in 2005
Why Deborah Smith chose Daufuskie Island
As soon as we stepped foot on Daufuskie Island's Melrose Resort more than 8 years ago, we knew this was the perfect place to create lifelong vacation memories for our family. We are so glad we can now introduce others to this our lovely cottage, and to share the island's endless stretches of sandy beaches, quiet roads, spectacular wildlife, and...and most especially...a laid-back vacation experience that is reminiscent of times gone-by.
What makes this cottage unique
This special island is accessible only by ferry or water taxi (no traffic jams here!) from Savannah, Georgia or Hilton Head/Bluffton, South Carolina. No traffic jams here!
Daufuskie Island offers a truly memorable getaway for you and your family. Most people who visit Daufuskie fall in love with it. As one visitor told us months after coming here, 'I may have left Daufuskie, but it will never leave me.'
So what are you waiting for?
Reserve this beautiful cottage as your home base for a unique and wonderful vacation opportunity. We look forward to welcoming you to our island!