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BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE! FREE CART & POOL*, GOLF DISCOUNT, JUST STEPS TO BEACH!

Deborah Smith

Advertiser since 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Deborah Smith

Advertiser since 2013
Speaks english
Call Manager
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Book with confidence
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BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE! FREE CART & POOL*, GOLF DISCOUNT, JUST STEPS TO BEACH!

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

Overview

Overview

Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Melrose on the Beach cottage; ocean & marsh views; huge backyard;

(First time visitor? Questions about coming to Daufuskie? Go to the FAQ page of our website

Notes:

This cottage can be combined with the three-bedroom cottage next door for a total five-bedroom option.

THE COTTAGE

This beautiful cottage, located on Daufuskie Island's Melrose on the Beach resort, is a lovely vacation home with beautiful views from all sides. From your front porch, you can see the ocean and glimpses of Hilton Head Island in the distance. From your back porch, you are overlooking a huge backyard and peaceful marsh beyond.

And the location really can't be beat! You are within a 1-2 minute walk to the beach and to the resort's pool area. And for our youngest visitors, there is even a playground just a stone's-throw away.

The cottage itself is absolutely lovely. It has been completely renovated, and is beautifully decorated, spacious, and furnished with everything you will need for a luxury vacation experience. When you first enter the cottage, you are greeted by a spacious open floor plan with a comfortable living room and a dining area perfect for laid-back family meals that you prepare in your fully-equipped kitchen with granite counters.

You will be surprised at the size of your beautiful bedrooms...each furnished with two queen-sized beds and its own bathroom. There won't be any fighting over who gets which one, as each of them is huge and provides a beautiful view.

And you'll want to check out your furnished and screened-in back porch overlooking your spacious backyard (complete with hammock!) and a perfect place to watch egrets, herons, and even an occasional Bald Eagle! There isn't a better place to relax and enjoy the end of the day: Pina Coladas, anyone?

Most folks on the island get around by golf cart, and your cottage includes complimentary use of an electric one.

THE RESORT

You will have free access to the spectacular Melrose pool area*, 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.)

Many visitors 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 sight of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.

THE ISLAND

Most of our visitors also take time to get to know the rest of this special island. Those who do quickly realize that they have discovered a hidden island gem just a short boat ride from the mainland. Quiet, laid-back, and unique, beautiful Daufuskie is described by old-timers as similar to Hilton Head before a bridge connected that island with the mainland. (Daufuskie's unofficial slogan is 'No Bridge? No Problem!')

When you choose this cottage for your vacation, you will find a perfect setting to experience a lovely low country island with a centuries-old cultural history, beautiful beaches, spectacular wildlife, and friendly residents.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

This lovely cottage offers its lucky visitors a one-of-a-kind vacation experience on a virtually undiscovered low-country island. We expect this home to be very popular, and we recommend you reserve it as soon as possible.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Deborah Smith (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2013
Call Manager
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Speaks english

About Deborah Smith

The owners, who fell in love with Daufuskie Island almost 10 years ago, live in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

This vacation home is managed by Daufuskie Rental Group, made up of island residents who live on Melrose and who enjoy sharing their island with visitors. Dean, Barbara, and Deborah are available for help with getting to the island, on-island logistics, activities, and reservations.

Deborah Smith purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Deborah Smith chose Daufuskie Island

Just as Daufuskie is a special place, so is the Melrose area of the island. One of the original eleven plantations on Daufuskie, Melrose was famous for its Sea Island cotton and thriving social life in the 1800’s. The former plantation bears the name of a Scottish rose brought to the island by Captain Mongin. The main house, known as the Melrose Mansion, was surrounded by lavish rose gardens and looked out at the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful white sand beaches.

Today, Melrose encompasses over 700 acres and you’ll share those same white sand beaches with nesting Bald Eagles, Loggerhead Turtles and dolphin. Melrose is also home to a resort with amenities that include the Jack Nicklaus Signature Melrose course, a Stan Smith designed tennis center and the Island House conference center.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
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

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Cottage! Free cart & pool*, golf discount, just steps to beach!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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Beautiful Cottage! Free cart & pool*, golf discount, just steps to beach!
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
Marvin, NC
5

Perfect Getaway From the Real World

  • 5 of 5
My wife, my parents and our 2 dogs had a very peaceful long weekend stay on Daufuskie. It was our first time to Daufuskie and we didn't want to leave. The cottage was even more than we expected, 2 big bedrooms, nice updated kitchen, perfectly laid out living room/eating area and a relaxing screen porch. The beach is under 100 yards from the front door. The beach was the complete opposite of the normal NC/SC beaches, it was NOT crowded!
As others have said, Deb at Daufuskie Properties was great. Before we arrived she emailed us a packet of suggestions and tips about the island and the property. It was so helpful, she suggested May River as a ferry service, and the were great. Deb meet us at the cottage when we arrived and give us alittle more information about things to do. She was also around all weekend if we needed anything. Take the golf cart and take a drive around the entire island, you will never want to leave.
On the boat ride back, my wife and mom were asking my dad and I when we could back and our answer was soon..very soon. My only problem was next time I come, I might not leave.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Cottage! Free cart & pool*, golf discount, just steps to beach!
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5
Daufuskie Island, A private little secret a half mile away from Hilton Head. To access the secluded island, you must arrive by boat. Ferry's and private water taxis are available from Savannah Georgia, Bluffton, SC and Hilton Head Island. My husband spotted the island by mistake, we read some reviews and we booked a visit. Needless to say, we loved it. The island is relaxing, peaceful and home away from it all! If you enjoy private beaches, seconds away from your cottage, this place is for you. The cottages are warm and inviting. The island is filled with super friendly people. It was nice to connect with our neighbors right way. We hear fishing is great. We watched several families fishing at night and we seen photos of their awesome catches. We were blessed to have a golf cart and access to the pools with our cottage. A big thank you to the home owner! The golf carts are super fun and play a large role in the islands uniqueness. We explored the island all day and all night. My five year old daughter loved the freedom on the huge beach. She loved going to dinner each night in a different place and meeting new friends instantaneously. She also enjoyed bouncing from playground to playground by golf cart, of course. Daufuskie Island has a special setting that no other vacation can provide. A little planning prior to your arrival is all you need for a little piece of heaven. Thank you to all the wonderful people we met, it was a pleasure! Plan with Deborah at Daufuskie Rental Group, Shop with Charles at Cyber Valet Grocery, Enjoy your boat ride with Chris at May River Excursions, Meet Freddie at the dock with your luggage and groceries with Daufuskie Transit. Last but not least, make a couple of dinner reservations and you are on your way to a vacation like no other.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sabrina -

So glad you fully enjoyed both this lovely cottage, as well as our delightful island and its residents! We find that the visitors who taking the time to explore Daufuskie and get to know its community are the ones who most appreciate our special corner of the world.

Hope to see you again!!

Deborah Smith
Daufuskie Rental Group
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
Louisville Kentucky
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My husband, two teenagers (17 and 16), and I enjoyed our stay on Daufuskie! The cottage was clean and the kitchen was well-stocked with what we needed to prepare our meals. Our trip was extraordinarily peaceful and laid back. Deborah was extremely hospitable throughout our entire stay. The only problem we encountered was our golf-cart breaking down on the way to eat out on our last night. We called Deborah and within minutes she was there to pick us up and take us to our destination. During the week, my son and husband went kayaking and had a blast. We also rented bikes as a family and enjoyed touring the island. My daughter and I enjoyed our bike trip to the weekly farmer's market. We even had the privilege of attending Sunday service at the First Union African Baptist Church on the island, and we felt like we were at home. Everyone we encountered was so helpful and friendly. Melrose on the Beach was a great resort and we plan on visiting again!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Cottage! Free cart & pool*, golf discount, just steps to beach!
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
Atlanta, GA
5

Lovely 2nd row cottage

  • 5 of 5
This was my third stay in Melrose, but my first renting from this group and this unit. This unit is adorable. Very clean! Love that it's pet friendly, my dogs had their first beach trip to Daufuskie and had a WONDERFUL time! The screened in porch out back overlooking the trees was so peaceful. I loved the pool passes, it was so nice. I brought my parents to Daufuskie for the first time this trip and they really enjoyed it. We will be back and I wouldn't hesitate to book this unit again! Thank you Barb and Deborah for being so kind and helpful and responsive to all our questions and needs! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Stephanie -

We enjoyed getting to know you folks and also your very well-behaved dogs! I know they especially enjoyed their beach walks! Everyone...including the canine members of your family...are welcome back anytime!

Deborah Smith
Daufuskie Rental Group
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Beautiful Cottage! Free cart & pool*, golf discount, just steps to beach!
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
Pataskala
5

Love Daufuskie!

  • 5 of 5
Excellent. Been coming to Daufuskie for many years. Love it. Can't wait to be back in November.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Phillip -

You're starting to feel like Daufuskie locals! Clearly, you folks are real islanders at heart! We look forward to seeing you later this year...

Deborah Smith
Daufuskie Rental Group
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Beautiful Cottage! Free cart & pool*, golf discount, just steps to beach!
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
Spartanburg, SC
5

Island Heaven

  • 5 of 5
Daufuskie Island is a wonderful relaxing getaway. The cottage was well appointed, convenient to beach and beach club. We have been to the island many times and the free cart is a great extra that comes with the house.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Island,SC and Savannah, GA
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Melrose Beach Club
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Calibogue Cruises and May River Excursions
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
On site at Melrose Golf Course and Bloody Point
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 278 in Hilton Head
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Melrose on the Beach
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, bike along the beach, 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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Availability & Rates

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Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 9 2014 - Nov 5 2014
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,470
 
 
Winter
Nov 6 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$220
$1,400
$2,475
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,470
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning fee $142
Pet Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes All rates include a 4 passenger golf cart for renters who reserve at least 14 days in advance. Cart may be available for shorter-term reservations: Please inquire. No grocery store is on the island, but several restaurants are available. Bring your own groceries. Please inquire about ferry/water taxi options. Departure cleaning fee of $142.00. Check in time is 4pm. Check out time is 10am.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Amenities

Daufuskie Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Each bedroom has a private bath and TV
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a departure cleaning fee of $142.00. Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am.

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