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FABULOUS 'BLUE FUSKIE' COTTAGE - RESORT DISCOUNTS, FREE POOL, CART w 7 DAY

Deborah Smith

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Deborah Smith

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015
Call Manager
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FABULOUS 'BLUE FUSKIE' COTTAGE - RESORT DISCOUNTS, FREE POOL, CART w 7 DAY

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom (+ sofa sleeper) at Daufuskie Island's Melrose at the Beach Resort

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The ONLY type of payment we will ever request for reservations is through VRBO’s secure online system. Recent emails have been sent out that appear to be written by a Daufuskie Rental Group staff person offering a "huge" discount if the guest responds within a short period of time and wires or transfers funds to a foreign bank account. NEVER try to send funds to us by either of these means! If you have any questions about the validity of any communication from us or the security of your payment please contact DRG Director of Client Services Deborah Smith at 404-414-128 or VRBO’s security department at 877-228-3145.

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Please note that Daufuskie Island does not have a bridge, and that guests come over here by ferry or water taxi, leaving their vehicles on 'the other side. A Daufuskie Rental Group representative will provide information about coming to our island and help you find the boat service most appropriate for your group. For more information go to http://www.daufuskierentalgroup.com/faq.html

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IMPORTANT NOTES FOR BLUE FUSKIE COTTAGE:

1) In 2015, a minimum 7-day rental is required for the weeks containing Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and also for the summer season, beginning with any rental containing May 30th and ending with any rental containing September 7th (Labor Day). Summer Rentals must be Saturday to Saturday.

IMPORTANT FEATURES

1) This cottage is a direct ocean-front property and is situated on a corner lot, providing its lucky guests with an wonderful view of the ocean from two sides.

2) A Sofa-Sleeper in the living room with an adjoining half-bath makes this perfect for family groups.

3) A free 4-person golf cart is provided by the owner with all minimum 7-day rentals.

4) Easy walking distance to all amenities, including the beach, resort pool, playground, restaurant, and golf center.

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Location, location, location! The beautiful and spacious Blue Fuskie Cottage provides its lucky renters with a front row view of the Atlantic Ocean that has to be seen to be appreciated. Talk about a WOW factor!! Imagine yourself driving on your golf cart (provided with the cottage) through a quiet road lined with Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss, pulling up to the back entrance of your vacation home, walking into your bright and spacious living room, and being greeted with a dazzling panorama of the ocean and blue sky just beyond. Trust us…It just doesn’t get any better than this!

The cottage itself is located on the Melrose on the Beach Resort, and this home has undergone a major renovation that created a large open floor plan tastefully decorated with a subtle coastal seascape theme. The cottage was designed to provide an ideal space for family get-togethers, including an open kitchen with granite counter tops and updated appliances overlooking the living room and dining areas.

Each of the two oversized bedrooms has its own private bathroom (an additional half-bath is conveniently located off of the living room) and provide a lovely and serene setting where you will fall asleep listening to the nearby ocean waves. The cottage can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people, with a king-sized bed in the master bedroom, two queen-sized beds in the front bedroom, and the leather sofa in the living room providing another queen-sized bed when opened up.

Your cottage includes a screened-in porch on the ocean side, and what a perfect place to enjoy to enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun come up over the ocean! You will actually see glimpses of both South Carolina and Georgia from here, with Hilton Head off to your left, and the Tybee Island lighthouse on your right. And straight ahead….nothing but soaring sea gulls, a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, and of course, the deep blue ocean itself!

You will find yourself strolling from your cottage to the beach over and over. This pristine and secluded beach is perfect for long walks, jogging, and even bike riding. (No golf carts here, though! This is a nesting area for the endangered Loggerhead Turtles.) Families especially enjoy the relatively calm waters where children can swim and play without fear of a strong undertow. It’s a great beach for building sand castles and hunting for shells and sand dollars after the tide goes out.

You will have free access to the spectacular Melrose pool area*, and discounted rates at Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, and the wonderful Beach Club Restaurant.

(In addition to the Melrose course, avid golfers will also enjoy playing on the nearby Bloody Point championship golf course.)

Folks also enjoy touring the resort and the island by bike, which are available for rental, as well as simply taking nice long walks.

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 site of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.

As lovely as the Melrose on the Beach resort is, you will want to spend time exploring the rest of this unique and special island. Accessible only by ferry, Daufuskie's isolation from the hustle and bustle of the mainland provides a one-of-its-kind experience for those looking to truly get away from it all. (See below under 'Owners Profile') for a more detailed description of the island.)

If you're looking for an old-fashioned Beach vacation experience, this beautiful cottage will exceed your expectations. We expect it will be very popular with island visitors, so be sure to reserve your time at this lovely vacation home today!

*The Melrose on the Beach pools are not open year-round, and the pool seasons are determined solely by the resort.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Deborah Smith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 1, 2015

Why Deborah Smith chose Daufuskie Island

Quite simply, this vacation home has it all! Unsurpassed ocean and beach views, a lovely resort location, and...most of all...situated on Daufuskie Island, one of the best-kept secrets on the Eastern coast of the United States.

What makes this cottage unique

The gorgeous Blue Fuskie Cottage is located on one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern coasts: Daufuskie Island. Your home overlooks 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, bike or ride horses along the beach, take a Historic tour and discover the Gullah 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.

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!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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FABULOUS 'BLUE FUSKIE' COTTAGE - RESORT DISCOUNTS, FREE POOL, CART w 7 DAY
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Baltimore, MD
5

Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stumbled upon Daufuskie Island while looking for a place for our family to take our first spring break vacation together. What was appealing about Daufuskie from the start was that fact that it was relatively secluded compared to other vacation spots. We needed some time to relax and "shut down" for awhile. Our cottage was perfect. My wife and I especially liked the back porch facing the ocean with the sounds of birds and the waves in the background with our morning coffee (and cocktail hour in the evenings). The kids had plenty to do with horseback riding on the beach, we all kayaked together, and countless walks on the beach searching for shells. Having the golf cart to ride around in all week was also super fun for the kids as well as a nice low-stress mode of transportation for all of us around the beautiful island. Deborah, who managed the rental process for us was incredibly helpful before in preparation for our trip as well as during our stay in case we needed anything. She is very knowledgeable of the island and made great recommendations on where to eat and what to see while there. That extra special touch was definitely noticed and appreciated. A great time was had by all! I would highly recommend Daufuskie Island for any demographic (family with young kids, a mix with teenagers, or couples that just want to get away - young or old). Reach out to Daufuskie Rental Group and they will set you up!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. The view and setting were just gorgeous. We were a little concerned about being isolated on the island, but we never felt that. Having the use of a golf cart for the week allowed us to explore the island and soak in all the history. There are very good options for dining out too. Deborah, the manager, was extremely helpful as we planned our trip, making sure we brought everything we needed and nothing that we didn't need. She was also available to us while we were there to answer questions, make suggestions and in general make sure we had what we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Charleston,TN
5

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We have absolutely enjoyed our week here. My husband and I stayed at Melrose 19 years ago and our oldest daughter who is 14 came last year with friends and begged for us to come here for our vacation this summer. We are so glad we came! Things have changed a bit since we were here 19 years ago, but we have loved every minute of it. If you love the outdoors, you would love Daufuskie-from bike riding, to horseback riding or just sitting on the porch. The scenery is breathtaking and the people here have been very nice and helpful. We love the cottage. Beautifully decorated inside and out! We will definitely plan a vacation here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura - We are so glad you enjoyed your time here, and especially that you liked the pretty "Blue Fuskie Cottage!" This has been a very popular cottage, and visitors especially enjoy the direct view of the ocean and the great beach just steps from the cottage. Hope you come back and see us again next year! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
5

Fabulous Spring Break Excursion

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three (3) visited Daufuskie Island for a last minute Spring Break excursion. The quiet island was a beautiful balance of unspoiled beaches and dirt roads, and manicured golf courses and vacation communities. Deborah of Daufuskie Rental Group was an absolute pleasure to interact with and was most accommodating of all of our needs and requests. The cottage was beautiful and very comfortable, and the beautiful views from the screened porch and the master bedroom (especially sunrise) were unforgettable. May River Excursions was a pleasure to deal with, and the island is full of interesting historical sites. We look forward to returning to "our" little cottage with our older son and highly recommend both the little blue cottage and the Daufuskie Rental Group.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Roger! It was truly a pleasure to have your family visit our island, and so glad you enjoyed this beautiful cottage!
Savannah, GA
5

Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our family of four...it has an updated kitchen, open porch on the back of the house, nice wood floors throughout the home, furniture was in excellent condition, and the linens were clean and top quality on the beds. We will be renting this place again if we can.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne - We enjoyed getting to know you folks, and are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you here on your next family vacation! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
Virginia
5

Fabulous Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited Daufuskie Island for a long-weekend getaway in October and loved it! The Melrose on the Beach cottage was beautiful and perfectly maintained; the beach was steps away and lovely, and we had it practically to ourselves; finding and experiencing the cottage industries on the island was delightful (by all means visit the Silver Dew Pottery and meet Lancy and Emily Burn); getting around via golf cart was fun and adventurous; the restaurants and food were excellent; and the islanders friendly, especially the folks at Daufuskie Rental Group. Very accommodating and helpful. Recommend using May River Excursions to get to and from the island, which isn't as easy as it could be, but turns out to be part of the adventure. Beautiful ride there! A wonderful vacation spot. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Island,SC
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Marshside Mama's, Freeport Marina and Bloody Point
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Calibogue Cruises and May River Excursions
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant -opens in April
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Melrose on The Beach (on site) and Bloody Point
Car: not necessary

This cottage is located in Melrose on the Beach Resort. It has direct ocean frontage and is close to a pool, golf and the equestrian center.

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Rates & Availability

From $210 Per night

Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,645
 
 
Summer
May 24 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 - Nov 2
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,645
 
 
Winter
Nov 3 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,470
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$235
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $142
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes There is a $142 departure cleaning fee.
Check in time is 4 pm. Check out time is 10 am.

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Amenities

Daufuskie Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • These bedrooms are extremely spacious and attractive. Each has its own full bathroom. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living room, with a convenient half bath steps away.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a $142 departure cleaning fee. Groceries can be delivered to the cottage prior to arrival.

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