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Water View Cottage - Private Island - Colleton River Plantation

Peter

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Water View Cottage - Private Island - Colleton River Plantation

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Bluffton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2Bath, Sleeps 4

Located on a 150 acre private island within the gates of Colleton River Plantation*, this cottage sits on one of the prettiest, most unique sites in the Hilton Head area. The 'Devil's Elbow Cottage' is nestled among ancient Live Oak trees overlooking the marshes and waters of Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge.This very comfortable cottage has high ceilings and large windows that create a light atmosphere and lets you enjoy this special setting. Built in 1992 and recently updated, it and the adjacent 'main house' are the only houses on the island.

Enjoy the best of both worlds. Experience the natural realm of the Lowcountry Bluffton/Hilton Head region of years past yet be a short drive from all of the beaches, shopping and amenities of one of the world's foremost resort areas.

Natural World: Listen to the warblers in the Oaks and the Snapping Shrimp in the marsh below as you doze off for your afternoon nap on the porch. Buy seasonal vegetables from the organic farmer on the island before he goes to the farmer's market. Set the crab trap from the dock or cast a net for shrimp and enjoy the seafood bounty of the Lowcountry. Sight fish for Redfish from a kayak on the flats of the adjacent islands. Bring your boat and explore the miles of inland waters of the area.

Back to Reality: If the natural world gets to be too much for you it is a ten minute drive to highway 278 and all of the shopping, dining, golf and beaches that you could desire. Visit the galleries of Bluffton's old town. Take the beautiful drive to Charleston or spend a day in Savannah or Beaufort.

Colleton River Plantation: Colleton River Plantation is a private community and the amenities are for the use of members and their guests only. Rental does not convey use of the amenities.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Peter (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Water View Cottage - Private Island - Colleton River Plantation
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
De Pere
5

Wow! Far Exceeded Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for that perfect, quiet, off-the-beaten path rental home, this is definitely the place for you! Having been to the HHI and Bluffton area before, we were seeking a nice, quiet location on this trip to just get away, relax, read, sleep in and not have a set agenda. You can't get much more quiet and relaxing than the Devil's Elbow Cottage on Bears Island! The only thing that "disturbed" our peace during our week were the many bird songs, squirrels and shore birds. The screened in porch was a perfect spot for morning coffee, an afternoon nap and evening cocktails as the sun was going down. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the view from the master bedroom is beyond description!

The cottage is really a well-appointed house next to the main house at the end of an island, separated only by a thin, dirt road that crosses the salt marsh. Its a bit off the beaten path, needing to enter via Colleton River Plantation, but its well worth it. The distance to 278 could only have been 4-5 miles or so as the crow flies, but we felt a world away. The best part about where the cottage is located is that you can be right in the heart of the HHI/Bluffton action in about 5-10 minutes!

The house was very clean, well decorated and had everything you would need to spend a nice long week in solitude. Peter and Leisa were wonderful to work with in getting the reservation locked in, gave us great driving directions, had a bunch of good recommendations for dining and activities and respected our privacy...but were very accommodating when needed. We felt truly fortunate to have the opportunity to experience this treasure! I can only hope that we will have the opportunity to return someday!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Truly magical

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a week at this very special place and could have stayed forever. Tucked away and private, but close to everything at the same time. The setting is not describable by words or pictures...you just have to feel it to understand it. Peaceful, quiet and enchanting, the furnishings were perfect cottage style that make you feel at home. The master has a very comfortable bed with a huge window that overlooks the marsh. The tv has a zillion channels for rainy days. Peter and Leisa are right there if you need anything but leave you to yourselves as well. Could not have been better!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
newport beach
5

a perfect summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

oh my gosh!? where to start? my husband and i had fallen in love with bluffton a few years back, and couldn't wait to revisit. we typically stay at the palmetto bluff inn {montage now,} but wanted something a little more personal and homey. elbow's cottage blew us away. our expectactions were already high, but our stay and the hospitality from peter and his wife exceeded those expectations.

a beautiful property that feels like it's out of a magazine, and a cottage that delivers your every need. i spent most of my time on the screened porch {two ceiling fans + table and sofa.} there was so much space out there.

we didn't miss any of our comforts of home either {direct TV, nice linens, great appliances, and an immaculate house overall.}

thank you so much for the loveliest of vacations. we cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
United States
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

We were excited by the pictures but were not prepared for what we saw when we got there. We both felt that this was the perfect place for us, and we hadn't even been inside yet. There are so many things that just grabbed me...the colors of the palmettos against the oaks, the sounds of all the insects and birds in and around the marsh...and OH! the marsh itself. The fragrances coming from that were just incredible. In so many ways this setting just grabbed my soul and held it. Once we went inside we knew we were home. The layout of the house worked so well for us. The kitchen is so functional that meal prep was easy. The furniture is comfortable and the master bed is to die for. We found ourselves sitting on the screened porch both morning and night. It had to be our favorite place as it was just so peaceful. Each morning a male and female cardinal pair came up outside the porch an talked to us. DO NOT miss going to the pier and watching the dolphins go by. They will stop, and with their tail fins, toss the water around so that they can get a bunch of shrimp for dinner.

FIVE stars is the best rating we can give it, but it deserves more.

This cottage would work well for a quite vacation of doing nothing all day or as a base of operations for an action packed vacation. Being on the island is like being on another world. It is so quite, save for the sounds of the breezes and insects, but just minutes from the outside world.

We loved every minute of being there and if at all possible, we will be going there again in the future.

A few words about the area:

If you are into shopping, anything and everything you could want is just 3-5 miles away. Bring your mountain bikes with you too. This island is a fun place to ride on, as are the trails in the plantation. If you go to Hilton Head Island, there are bike trails everywhere. Not just trails here and there, but trails that take you everywhere. You do not need a car once there. Plan on riding on the beach too. If you have never done this you are in for a treat.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Union Mills NC
5

Devils Elbow

  • 5 of 5

5 stars not enough. Husband said to give it a bad rating so no one else would find out about this wonderful hidden paradise. What a treat!!! Loved seeing the wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Enchanting refuge

  • 5 of 5

The photos on the website drew us in, capturing a serene beautiful place. It was exactly what we needed. The quiet and solitude is priceless. The owners have appointed the cottage with everything you need to settle in and simply enjoy. We cooked two dinners while there for friends, no plastic or junk utensils here. The gas grill was waiting the ready for our fresh caught fish, steamer baskets for organic asparagus, not a single "wish we had this or that". The views from the master bedroom early morning were tranquil, a beautiful start to each day. Afternoon wine on the screened in porch perfect. We were delighted and expect our next visit will be extended to at least ten days. Bears Island is a wondrous place. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilton Head
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Savannah
Car: necessary

Located on a 150 acre private island within the gates of Colleton River Plantation*. this cottage sits on one of the prettiest, most unique sites in the Hilton Head area. The 'Devils Elbow Cottage' is nestled among ancient Live Oak trees overlooking the marshes and waters of the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge.

Enjoy the best of both worlds. Experience the natural world of the Lowcountry Bluffton / Hilton Head region of years past yet be a short drive from all of the shopping, amenities and beaches of one of the worlds foremost resort areas.

This very comfortable cottage has high ceilings and large windows that create a light atmosphere and lets you enjoy this special setting. Built in 1992, recently updated and with the adjacent 'main house' are the only houses on the island. Shrimp, crab, fish, swim and kayak from the dock. Great birding and wildlife viewing.

* Rental does not convey use of Colleton River Plantation amenities.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Bluffton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas - 7 night minimum - $2090 inclusive of cleaning and tax.
$125 fee per day for over 4 people other than 1 family of 2 adults with children.
Payment by check preferred - 2.75% added for credit card payment
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Amenities

Bluffton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Bedroom 2 upstairs
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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