Palmetto Dunes House Rental Photos and Description
Choose 4 Or 5 Bdr (all W Baths) Infinity Pool Outdoor Bar & Kitchen, Balconies
Ocean's Gem is exactly that - a pristine house with a pristine view of the ocean from huge windows that make you feel like you are outside every minute of your stay.
Ocean’s Gem at Palmetto Dunes Beach Resort is breathtaking. The views are what you dream of when you dream of the ideal destination vacation. The sparkling Atlantic is right outside your door & you have private access to the white sands beach. The entire ocean-facing wall is widow after window – all of them Anderson Coastal windows, tinted so that you don’t get to much heat from the sun, & don’t have to close the blinds in the evening to protect the Loggerhead turtles on the beach. Sunrise is spectacular from most rooms in the house. 3 of the 5 bedrooms (all have private baths) have ocean-facing balconies or decks & the other two bedrooms have window seats with ocean views.
The recent $500,000 upgrade included upgraded kitchen & dining room contents, all new pillows & bedding, new pots/pans, glassware & art. We replaced the aging pool heater with a new 2X sized ocean front enclosed heater to speed heating and avoid most mechanical issues; & replaced 2 of the 4 HVAC units for better cooling (also spray foamed the attics for temperature control.) We added a 5th bedroom with 2 queen beds.
Here is a list of other recent upgrades:
1. Added a Sleep Number bed in the master bedroom, dual controls
2. Upgraded to an optional 5th bedroom to sleep 10 or 14, your choice
3. Changed one of the upstairs oceanfronts to a king
4. Put in a 10’ dining room table with 14 chairs
5. Upsized the pool heater to enable winter pool heat
6. New Thermidor gas stove top
7. Installed 4 new comfort height soft close toilet seats.
8. Two car garage
9. A garbage room under the house
10. An elevator
11. A desk on the ocean for those who need to mix business with pleasure
12. A glass fence on pool patio
13. Alarm system with 1 touch emergency calls
14. A 65” Family Room TV, ceiling track & swivel with Blue Ray DVD, DVR
15. A table & chairs in the pergola area, and 2 chaise w table
16. Redid all pots/planters, cut down trees, trim oceanfront to improve view
17. New paver driveway & walkway to rear
18. Clear path to rear on right & built in steps/landscaped
19. New food pantry, cleaning pantry & coat closet
20. New second floor laundry
21. New first floor laundry. Installed Jentle Jet ‘Delicates’ sink
22. Replaced faucets in bathrooms
23. Add new cupboard in kitchen over bar 6/14
24. Fill, sand & polished all tile floors
25. New lighting/outlets throughout house, patio & yard
26. New outdoor lit grill, tiled outdoor bar
27. New rug in the family room
28. New high end furniture in family room, seating in Living Room
29. Painted the entire place after power washing
30. Refinished wood floors & Doors
There is more, but you get the idea.
THE BEACH IS IN YOUR BACKYARD – SUNRISE IS GLORIOUS
The backyard is an oasis. The grassy area just this side of the beach is ideal for playing bocce or badminton, & a large travertine patio faces the ocean. The pool (37’ x 12’ feet) is gorgeous, with infinity edge & integrated spa, enclosed by freestanding glass fencing. The patio is lit by LED lights for enjoyment at night without bothering the mama loggerhead turtles. Ocean’s Gem has an outdoor kitchen complete with a bar, & sink, a great Delta Heat grill, bar seating for 5 and table and chairs for four.
There are poolside chaise for your comfort, & a table & chairs too. The beach is so close that you can wander there in less than a minute, using your private beach access. The small dunes off the back of the lawn are a nesting place for the loggerhead turtles, so if you are lucky you may spot one of the mothers on her way in or out to lay her eggs. There is a shower & foot shower on your return from the beach to help avoid bringing sand into your living area.
We just completed a major landscaping overhaul, cutting down years of accumulated bushes & debris that was blocking the ocean view & trees that were both making the house too dark. The views are now largely unimpeded & truly breathtaking.
PREFER TO WATCH THE SUNSET?
The other side of the house has an Italianate patio complete with grapevine-covered pergola, arches & columns & a beautiful terrazzo floor. This large patio is in the shade during the day & is an idyllic place to sit & read or just watch the sun go down. We added a table & four chairs & two chaises for your enjoyment
The gourmet kitchen is loaded with every convenience. The double ovens make cooking for a large crowd a breeze. The new Thermidor stove is a 5 burner with ultra low simmer (read the instructions please). There is a large Viking fridge, a wine fridge, a new full size fridge downstairs & beverage fridge upstairs. There are icemakers in the freezers as well as a freestanding under-counter icemaker. We have just replaced all the cutlery & pots & pans (with Al Clad Emeril series cookware). I’ve added a turkey roaster, lemon & lime crushers & numerous other kitchen gadgets since I plan to live here 4 months every year. There is lots of cupboard space with an additional new double pantry for guests down the hall to the new laundry room (featuring a Jentle Jet ‘Delicates’ sink). We also feature a stocked Martha Stewart wrapping station for you convenience. The kitchen bar seats 4.
The newly remodeled Starfish Master bedroom (sleeps 2) is almost decadent. With a private double couch on covered deck facing the ocean, a gas fireplace facing the king sized bed (fee) & a bathroom designed for your every enjoyment. The ‘Roman’ bath has a Jacuzzi tub, a walk in shower with a wall of glass tiles, a separate commode (comfort height soft close toilet seat) & bidet, two closets, a safe, double sinks, vanity seating area & lots of lights & mirrors. We have installed a dual control sleep number king bed in this room for your enjoyment.
In the off season you can choose to pay for 3 (sleep 10) or 4 (sleep 14) bedrooms upstairs depending on your group’s size & what time of year it is. An upstairs bar with fridge graces the long balcony that connects the 4 upstairs bedrooms.
The Aqua Palm ocean facing Bedroom was just upgraded to a King. The Aqua Palm room (sleeps two) has an ocean-facing balcony with double chaise & spectacular ocean view. There is a new 42” flat screen TV. The private bath has double sinks, a large walk in shower & bathtub combo & a separate commode. There is a chair with ottoman & reading lamp for a quiet get away spot with a great view.
There is a SeaShell Queen (sleeps two) ocean facing bedroom identical to the Palm bedroom with large ocean facing balcony with double chaise, glass panels to enhance your view, double chaise on the deck. The room has a large private bath with a vanity where you can sit & put on make up. There is a new 50” flat screen television, a large closet & a chair & ottoman with lamp so that you can read while enjoying the view off the balcony. Whether you want to just enjoy the cool visual hues of the electric fireplace or add the heat option on a cold night, the fireplace makes this room a beautiful get away.
The Coral (Double Queen sleeps 4) bedroom has 2 queen beds & a large private bath with a shower/tub combo. Elevated windows provide lots of natural light in both the bedroom & the bath. There is an extended window seat with ocean view.
The Turtle Bedroom, another double queen bedroom (sleeps 4) (1 queen, 1 Murphy queen bed) and private bath with walk in shower. The Murphy bed can be folded away so that you have a large queen bedroom if you prefer. There is an extended window seat with ocean view.
THE LIVING SPACES
The breakfast nook feels like it is outside. Surrounded by tall windows on 3 sides it is a sunny morning place to enjoy your coffee. It features a large round glass that seats six, & has a transparent base that lights up at night.
The Family room is an open configuration with new large comfortable chairs & couches to enhance your comfort. The TV is an electronic marvel! Featured on Houzz, the TV has an industrial track that it can ride to the location you prefer, & then swivels 360 degrees for superb viewing from any room (moved by adults only). I’ve installed a Blue Ray DVD, a DVR, upgraded to premium TV channels & enabled you to purchase movies from On Demand (which will then be billed to your credit card once we receive the Time Warner Cable bill). There is free high speed Internet.
The Living room is wall-to-wall tall ocean facing windows. It’s all sun, sky & sand that stretch out before you in an uninterrupted panorama. Even the fireplace has a glass flue so that nothing impedes the view. There is a high-end stereo with remote controls & a large CD library.
The Dining Room features an exquisite glass table supported by seashell-encrusted bases. Handmade & yet fully protected, it is an Oceanside masterpiece. Of a 10' x 4' glass table seating 14. There is a buffet full of all those things you might need to serve a special dinner: crystal glassware, designer plates, silver candelabra & limoncello glasses.
New LAUNDRIES & GARAGE. FREE SHUTTLE
Hidden in a back corner so that you don’t have to listen to the washer & dryer is a new large laundry with in wall ironing board, a Jentle Jet Delicates Washing tub & lots of cupboard space.
There is a new guest pantry with lots of pull out shelves, a stepladder, space for bulky paper towels etc. In the new guest coat closet where you will find umbrellas & the new vacuum. There is a guest bath on the main floor.
You can park 2 cars in the new garage, & we moved all of the garbage/recycle bins to their own room
We have two other rental gems sleeping between 12 & 23: VRBO 183207 & VRBO 367594. You can see all three side by on my website at RentThisGem .com or or call me at 612 616 0110.
Come stay with us and experience a real Ocean's Gem.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
We live here part of each year, and we keep our home in pristine condition. Part of the home is painted each year, all mechanical items checked and repaired in compliance with our Annual Maintenance and Repair List (which you are welcome to a copy of). This is our home - we appreciate guests who help us keep it beautiful.
We are also very security conscious. We provide a credit card operated safe, just installed Virginia Graham Baker approved pool and spa drains. You have lockable storage for safe golf bag storage, There are multiple fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. There is private beach access. There is a new security system with buttons to call for police, fire or medical even if the system is not 'set'. A strobe on the front of the house alerts arriving first responders to your location.
Our agent is accustomed to handling high profile renters in a very private manner.
Kathleen purchased this house in 2013
Why Kathleen chose Palmetto Dunes
This property has a wide open vista of the ocean, it has loggerhead turtles who nest on the dune behind the house, it just underwent a $500,000 upgrade (and was earlier a Lighthouse Award winner for best remodel on Hilton Head). I plan to live in this house 3 or 4 months a year - so it will be maintained as my home, in pristine condition. The infinity pool with hot tub on the ocean is a dark bottom pool to maintain heat and has been upgraded with Virgina Graham Baker Act compliant drains for safety. It has a new alarm system, one touch call for police, fire and medical. There are 3 fire extinguishers and numerous smoke, heat and a carbon dioxide detector that are directly linked to Palmetto Security. We care about both the home and the comfort of our guests. Cold champagne on ice will greet you on arrival. There will be a letter explaining how the house works so you don't waste precious vacation time trying to figure it out. The massive upgrade and remodel touched the house from roof to basement, beach to street and the place is gorgeous. Come and stay at Ocean's Gem for a superb vacation experience.
Hilton Head Island is the ideal vacation spot - superb beaches, marvelous infrastructure, great golf, boating, fishing, kayaking...more to do than you can believe and some of the best restaurants you can imagine. Hilton Head is 1 of the top 10 beaches in the US, is the most environmentally sound island (no bright street lights, large signs or garish buildings: heavily treed) 250 restaurants, 50 miles of bike/nature trails & loggerhead turtle nests on the beach, botanical gardens, eco tourism opportunities for extensive viewing of wildlife at multiple preservation areas, Designer golf (24 courses on a 12 x 5 mile island), antiquing, birding, fishing, shopping and shelling with beautiful weather, family friendly atmosphere & natural beauty that has been carefully preserved.
What makes this house unique
This house sits right on the beach - the view is a never ending panorama of people, dolphins, birds, dogs, sun, kites, pelicans - see the video on our website www . RentThisGem . com to get an idea of what heaven on the beach looks like. Dolphins & pelicans are common sights & the beaches are maintained in exquisite condition. There is surfing, sailing, kayaking,, para gliding/flying/surfing - any water sport you could want. More excursion opportunities than you will want to take to other islands, old plantations, to Savannah (Top 10 most beautiful US cities) & Charleston are nearby. This is an perfect get away to either totally relax or enjoy some historical tours. There is a prolific Art & Culture center, multiple world class spas. There is beach biking (and beach wheel chair rental). There are lighthouses, museums, fireworks and concerts. Come revel! (my website has 3 pages with links to just about everything there is to do on Hilton Head all gathered in one place for your convenience. Just go to RentThisGem. com and click on the orange menu bar for : Things to do Off the Beach, Activities and Things to do On the Beach. You will have to extend your stay to experience it all.