FANTASTIC 3 BR COTTAGE OCEANVIEW; 25% OFF GOLF AT MELROSE, FREE CART,RESORT POOL

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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FANTASTIC 3 BR COTTAGE OCEANVIEW; 25% OFF GOLF AT MELROSE, FREE CART,RESORT POOL

Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 10 Sleeps Beautiful Beach/Marsh Views Cottage

Daufuskie Island SC Beautiful & Spacious 3 BR Renovated Cottage with Ocean and Marsh Views! Free Golf Cart. 5 Bdrm Option.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

This cottage can be combined with the two bedroom cottage next door for a total of 5 bedrooms.

The cottage boasts a huge backyard, including a hammock.

Ideal location, conveniently located just steps to beach, pool, restaurant, and playground

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This beautiful Daufuskie vacation home 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.

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Deborah Smith

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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.

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!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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4.7
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Fantastic 3 BR Cottage Oceanview; 25% OFF GOLF AT MELROSE, Free Cart,Resort Pool
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VERY NICE

  • 4 of 5
My family and I stayed 5 nights and loved every minute of it. The momement I walked in I felt right at home. Very cozy and tastefully decorated. We ecspecially loved the sunroom, that's were we had our coffe every morning. The kitchen was well equipped, which was nice since we cooked almost everyday. The only complaint I have is all the mattresses need to be replaced. My poor husband played musical beds the whole vacation and even tried sleeping on the couch one night.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Jessica -

Thanks so much for your nice comments about this pretty cottage! We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay!

Regarding the mattresses, we were a bit surprised by that comment, and I am going to call you directly to get more information on the problems your husband experienced. These are high end mattresses, and we have not had any other complaints about them. It will be helpful for us to know what specific problems he had, e.g., too hard, too soft, etc., and we will certainly take his concerns into consideration.

In the meantime, thanks again for the nice comments about the cottage and our special island...and we hope to see you again!

Deborah Smith
Daufuskie Rental Group
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WE LOVE DAUFUSKIE!

  • 5 of 5
Our family stay here with the adjoining cottage, and had a marvelous stay! This cottage is cheerful, very spacious, and the decor is in very good condition. Deborah was so very helpful, and transitions to and from the dock went smoothly. The pool area and beach club restaurant are great, and the Nicklaus golf course was is good condition after being aerated in May sometime. We would stay here, again - for
sure... if you want a restful, low-country vaca, this is the place!!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: James -

We so much enjoyed having you and your family visit here! I'm so glad you enjoyed this great cottage, the resort, and the island itself!

Hope we see you again!

Deborah
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WORTH THE EFFORT

  • 4 of 5
Cottage is exactly as described. Everyone was comfortable. The cottage is a short walk to the Melrose Pool and Restaurant and also the beach. A short golf cart ride will take you to Bloody Point and Marshside Mamas. We ate breakfasts and some lunches in, but went out for all of our dinners. Requires some planning since there is no grocery store on the Island.
Want to relax? This is your place!
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wanda -

So nice to get to know you and your family! And we're so pleased you had a good time here on Daufuskie! Yes, it is a relaxing and laid-back place...

Deborah Smith
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LOVED THIS COTTAGE!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first stay on Daufuskie Island, and we are eager to return. We knew that winter may not be the best time for a vacation, but the beach was ours for the walking, and the cottage was so comfortable that it did not matter if the weather was not great. Melrose is a wonderful area, and we enjoyed walking among the ponds as well as along the beach. We rented a cart for a day and enjoyed touring the island. But the best part was just enjoying the peace and simplicity of a place where nature takes precedence over technology.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner's Response: Chuck and Sarah - Such a pleasure having you on the island! I am so glad you enjoyed this beautiful 3-bedroom cottage. We wish you the best with YOUR Asheville-area VRBO property (I loved staying there last fall!), and hope you can return soon to Daufuskie. Deborah
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QUIET CHRISTMAS GETAWAY

  • 4 of 5
We decided to leave the snow and cold of the Northeast and try something a little different for our Christmas vacation. Daufuskie Island was recommended by a relative who stayed at Melrose this past summer. It was not disappointing, though a little different than expected. We used the Daufuskie Rental Group, who were very attentive to our needs. We dealt mainly with Deborah, who took good excellent care of us. She upgraded our golf cart so we could have side curtains, which due to the lower temps, were pretty necessary. She even lent us her own winter coat, as one of our party forgot theirs. Deborah recommended a water taxi,(over the ferry so as not to pay a lot extra for luggage/food/golf clubs). This service was very flexible and accommodated our travel schedule, to include a trip back to the mainland for Catholic mass on Christmas Eve. The cottage was very nice. Clean, comfortable and well appointed. Didn't need to bring anything except food for the week, as we didn't plan many meals out. The cottage was proximate to the beach, about a 1-2 minute walk. It did have beach view through the other cottages. The only problem we had were 2 maintenance issues after we arrived. The clothes bar in the MBDRM closet came loose from the wall and fell after we put our clothes on it. Deborah had a handy man out the next morning, who fixed it securely. The other was a broken plastic part in the toilet tank, which was not fixed before leaving. Our biggest concern was the Melrose Resort/Club/Restaurant. While they advertised 'early bird' meal specials on their website, when we inquired by phone they said they don't have them anymore and were having 'trouble' getting the website changed. They also advertised days and hours of operation, and we planned a couple meals out around that. On Thursday, Dec 26, they were supposed to be open, but weren't. There was even a worker who showed up for a shift but didn't know why they didn't open. Deborah checked into it and later there were some excuses about propane not being delivered, but pretty sketchy indeed. In contrast, another non-private Resort/Restaurant at the other end of the island bent over backwards to take care of us for meals and golf. The golf pro there was awesome. Food and atmosphere great. In sum, it is a different type getaway with not much to do during the winter but golf and explore. People were very friendly, but it's kind of desolate in winter.
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your constructive comments.

We're very glad you enjoyed your stay, and I (Deborah) enjoyed getting to know your lovely family. And thank you so much for the delicious Christmas cookies!

We are very sorry that you were not able to access the Beach Club restaurant because of a propane shortage. To our knowledge, this is the first time the restaurant has experienced this sort of issue (and we hope the last!), and are very sorry it happened during your stay. Your comments on this issue will be passed onto the resort management.

Regarding the two maintenance issues, as you noted we were able to get a local handyman to repair the closet issue promptly. Unfortunately, the Christmas holiday week resulted in family commitments by the same handyman and one other we tried, and we regret that we were not able to get the broken part of the toilet in one of your bathrooms fixed prior to your departure.

Some folks like the quiet nature of the resort and the island during the winter months; while others prefer the busier seasons. One way or another, we do hope to see you back on our special island!
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10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TRIP

  • 5 of 5
Fabulous Trip! Cottage was beautiful and totally met our expectations from the photographs. Every person we met was friendly, nice and bent over backwards to be helpful with either information or physically helping with our needs. Pool club was within walking distance or short golf cart ride away and was awesome. The golf course was in great shape and was also close by. The Freeport Marina and Bloody Point Golf Club were not that far away either for a golf cart ride. Both Melrose Pool Club restaurant and Bloody Point Golf Club restaurants had great food! Debbie with the management company was sincere and concerned with our welfare and even gave us use of her personal golf cart when the one assigned to us wasn't up to par. Definitely recommend the Island as a vacation spot for all including families.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Island,SC and Savannah.GA
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Calibogue Cruises and May River Excursions
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Melrose on The Beach
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
On site at Melrose Beach Club and at Bloody Point
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant
Car: not necessary

This lovely, second row, beach cottage, is located in Melrose on the Beach, just steps away from 2 miles of pristine, quiet beaches where all you can hear is the sound of gentle waves and beautiful shore birds. Watch the shrimp boats, take a Historic tour and discover the Gulah History of Daufuskie or take in a round of golf. Don't forget to try our island delicacy, deviled crabs! Better still, we'll help arrange a full low-country dinner prepared by a local resident to be delivered directly to your cottage.

In addition to the Melrose resort, Daufuskie has several unique and colorful restaurants (Marshside Mama's and the Daufuskie Crab Company) where you'll swear you're in the middle of the Caribbean, as well as the casual but upscale Eagle's Nest at Bloody Point. History buffs will enjoy exploring the island and visiting various sites providing a glimpse into the past, including the recently-restored Oyster House used as a 19th century Gullah meeting place, the Billie Burns Museum, ancient cemeteries, and the two-room school house where renowned author Pat Conroy taught and which was the subject of his first book, The Water is Wide. Those interested in unique shopping opportunities will want to visit the Iron Fish Art Gallery, the Glass House, and the weekly farmer's market held at the public dock during the warmer months. And you certainly don't want to miss the Daufuskie Island Community Farm, where old and young visitors alike are encouraged to help feed the chickens and even to try milking a goat!

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Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 25 2014 - Sep 8 2014
4 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 - Nov 2
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,645
 
 
Winter
Nov 3 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,470
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,645
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning fee $240
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes All rates include a 4 passenger golf cart!
Check in time is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am.
Note: This island is only accessible by boat/ferry, and there is no grocery store, so you must bring groceries. There are several caterers on the island and three casual-style restaurants.

Pet policy: Case-by-case approval. Requires a non-refundable $125 fee per dog.
Departure cleaning fee of $175 wii be charged

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Daufuskie Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Depending on your group this cottage can accommodate up to 10 people, assuming the queen beds are shared by 2 people each. The 3 bedroom configuration makes it perfect for three couples, a reunion of friends, or a large family group.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • ruins
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The beach, the beach, the beach! You can walk or ride your bike for a mile and perhaps not see another soul! And when you get back to your vacation home, a comfy hammock awaits you. There are nearby walking trails and roads perfect for bike riding, as well as horseback riding. Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am.
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