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DOLPHIN WATCH COTTAGE: OCEAN FRONT - RESORT AMENITIES - FREE BOAT SERVICE!

Deborah Smith

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

Deborah Smith

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015
Call Manager
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DOLPHIN WATCH COTTAGE: OCEAN FRONT - RESORT AMENITIES - FREE BOAT SERVICE!

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

Overview

Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2bdr/2bath Melrose Cottage Oceanfront, sleeps 10

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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SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE DOLPHIN WATCH COTTGE

- Direct ocean-front views from screened-in porch.

- Free access to the Melrose on the Beach Resort pool*; 10 percent discount for the Melrose Golf Course and the food portion of the Beach Club Restaurant

- For a minimum 6 day rental, free boat service for up to 4 people on May River Excursions from Bluffton, SC.

- For 3-5 day rentals, boat service for up to 2 people on May River Excursions.

- Easy walking distance to beach, restaurant, pools, golf course, and playground.

- Renovated Melrose beach cottage; Open floor plan; spacious bedrooms

- Gas grill, beach chairs and beach toys

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This beautiful renovated two bedroom cottage has it all! Located directly on the beach with breath-taking views of the ocean, your vacation home has a location that can't be beat. You will be within a minute's walk to the beach, and several minutes walk to the spectacular resort pool area*, the resort's lovely Beach Club Restaurant, a wonderful playground, and the Melrose on the Beach golf club. The cottage's property owner has arranged for rental guests to have access to the resort's amenities, which includes free use of the pool* and discounted rates for the restaurant and for golf.

In addition, a 3-5 day rental of the Dolphin Watch Cottage entitles you to 2 free roundtrip boat transports from Bluffton, SC, on May River Excursions. A minimum 6 day rental entitles you to up to 4 free roundtrip transports. (Ask manager for more details.)

The cottage itself is perfect for a family, a golfers vacation, or just an old-fashioned get-together of friends. Totaling 1500 square feet (not including the ocean-front screened-in porch), the two spacious bedrooms each have two queen-size beds and private bathrooms. This bright and well-lit cottage has a free flowing and open floor plan providing everyone with a view of the ocean at all times. The decorating is tasteful and restful, and the screened-in porch is perfect for enjoying a sunrise over the ocean while sipping your morning coffee, or enjoying an end-of-the day cocktail. Special upgrade touches such as granite kitchen counter tops, TVs in the living room and the bedrooms, and free Wifi all contribute to enjoyment of this special vacation home. You will also have a new gas grill, beach chairs, and beach toys for the beautiful beach that is just steps from the front door of your cottage.

The Rest of the Island

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.

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.

*The pool season is set by the Melrose on the Beach Resort, and is currently not open 12 months a year.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deborah Smith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

Why HomeAway

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

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

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DOLPHIN WATCH COTTAGE: OCEAN FRONT - RESORT AMENITIES - FREE BOAT SERVICE!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
4

Captivating Calibogue

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location on Calibogue Sound at your doorstep. Beach access super easy and wonderful manicured lawn in between. Fire up the gas grill and bring a cocktail to enjoy breathtaking views of the remains of the day. Incredible island and very nice cottage with all the amenities you would expect. Reopened Melrose beach club is a first class facility only a short golf art ride or bike ride away. Looking to get away this is it. Nice clean and updated cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Quintin - Thanks so much for sharing with others how much you enjoyed Daufuskie Island and the Dolphin Watch Cottage! We really enjoyed having you folks here... One point of clarification for other guests: Although the Calibogue Sound is nearby, this cottages faces directly out on the Atlantic Ocean. Again, thanks for your kind comments and we hope to see you back on the island! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
Mint Hill, NC
5

Quaint cottage on Daufuski Island

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage and had great view of the ocean. This cottage is in Melrose Place. The pool was not open but it was a beautiful pool. Deborah met us at the cottage and was very helpful in anything we needed. You can tell she loves Daufuski Island. It is a wonderful place to visit for true relaxation. Like going back in time. No commercialism at all!! We visited over the Eater weekend and Bloody Point Golf Course had a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt with a dressed up bunny! It was so cute and our 18 month old granddaughter had a ball.

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

Anniversary weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip. Deborah took good care of us and we highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away and relax. Wish we could have stayed longer. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York, NY
5

Daufuskie Cottage at Melrose

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at this cottage and we love it. The kitchen is nice, the rooms are big, the furniture is comfortable, the screened porch is fabulous. Nothing overly fancy but it all suits us perfectly--you wouldn't want something too fancy on this remote, down to earth island.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly - So glad to have you folks on Daufuskie again! How nice that you were able to stay in the lovely Dolphin Watch Cottage for the second time, and we appreciate your nice comments about your experience! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
Ellwood city PA
5

Already planning next trip!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of the vacation. Can't stop talking about the island. Deborah was amazing to work with. Cottage clean pretty charming. Dinners were empty and beaches were empty. We loved it. Marshside mamas is awesome and the beach club was amazing too! The food was awesome! Already planning our next trip. Take May river excursion and captain Chris. The boat ride is awesome! We love daufuskie. Relaxing and perfect

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy - So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Dolphin Watch Cottage, and enjoyed our island! Daufuskie really is a pretty amazing place, and we're happy that you had the chance to enjoy this lovely beach front cottage and to get to know our special island. Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
4

First Timer

  • 4 of 5

Great accommodation, great beach, excellent pool & golf at Melrose, and beautiful views. Bring your own food, places to eat are only fair and expensive!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Celeste - So glad you and your family enjoyed the Dolphin Watch Cottage and Daufuskie Island! You mentioned the beaches, and the great thing about this cottage is the fabulous view of the ocean and the beach, which is just steps away. Hope you can visit again! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Airport and Savannah International
Nearest Barpub
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Calibougue Cruises
Nearest Golf
Melrose Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Melrose
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $220 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 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Summer
May 30 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,645
$3,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Departure Cleaning fee $142
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes A 4 seater golf cart will be included with a nightly rate of $275 in the fall and winter season.
* Winter monthly rate includes a $250 credit for electricity. Renter will pay anything above this. Free Wifi and cable TV included.
Check in time is 4 pm. Check out time is 10 am.

Cancellation Policy

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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:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Ensuite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
You can only get to this beautiful island by passenger only ferries or water taxi. This cottage owner( starting June 1, 2014) has access to the Bloody Point Water taxi that leaves out of the Savannah Westin resort. Please visit www.BloodyPointResort,.com, and select the travel link for water taxi information.Other water transportation options are May River Excursions out of Bluffton, SC, www.MayRiverExcursions.com or Calibogue Cruises out of Broad Creek Marina on Hilton Head Island, www.FreeportDaufuskie.com. You may want to check out all these options to see what best suits your needs. Golf carts are the way to get around on the island and we do rent those out to our clients. Subject to availability. Come and relax on this quiet and serene island. Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am.

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