Located in quiet Harbour Key, we have one of Harbor Island's newest homes, built in 2008. You'll need to take our golf cart to get to the Harbor beach but you will appreciate our unobstructed water views and the gorgeous 5-minute drive over salt marshes and lagoons teeming with wildlife. Your children can ride safely all around Harbor Key on our bikes, with no traffic and no exit except through locked gate. Fish and crab without leaving our backyard. Our home sits on a tidal lagoon and overlooks the Saint Helena Sound where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Each evening offers a breathtaking sunset from two full length balconies! Each morning offers a different view of shrimp boats trolling in the sound. A sanctuary for sea birds, the balconies offer up close views of many species and the lagoons are host to alligators, fish, crabs and other wildlife.
This Non-Smoking, no-pets home is kid-friendly and comes equipped with everything you need for a family vacation: free use of our golf cart, lots of bicycles, a pack 'n' play, dining booster seat, safety gate, diaper changing table, toys, movies and books!
Our home has two master bedrooms/bathrooms with queen beds, each with doors opening onto the 2nd floor balcony with plenty of chairs and tables. The first floor of the house has a full bathroom , a large living room, a full size kitchen with brand new appliances, a dining table that seats 6 and 4 counter top dining stools, all opening out on a full balcony furnished with chairs and tables. Two bedrooms on the 3rd floor share a huge bathroom; one bedroom has twin beds; the other a full size bed. Also on the 3rd floor is a common area with a futon offering awesome views of lightning storms should you be so lucky to have one!
Access to the Harbor Island Beach and Racket Club and facilities is included in available and includes a swimming pool, tennis, volleyball, basketball, fitness/weight rooms.
Drive our golf cart, our bike or drive your car to the private, uncrowded beach at Harbor Island. We also include for your use 2 car passes to Hunting Island State Park beaches, just 4 minutes away by car (without the pass, $5 per adult per day to visit) where you can enjoy 2 different beach areas, the Lighthouse, Nature Center, Fishing Pier and more....
Keywords: Enjoy amazing sunsets, unspoiled beaches just minutes away from historic Beaufort, South Carolina. Our home is just three years old and brand new on the rental market and sits on fishing/crabbing lagoon overlooking Saint Helena Sound with Atlantic Ocean in distance, adjacent to Hunting Island State Park beaches and private Harbor Island beach, protected bird sanctuary, quiet, gated community with 24-hour security, unspoiled coastline near heart of Gullah culture, near Fripp Island, 45 minutes from Hilton Head Island, an hour from Savannah, Georgia and 1 1/2 hours from Charleston, SC, near Parris Island, SC
We are native to West Virginia and currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA, until we can retire to our Harbor Island home!
My husband and I have enjoyed the Low Country around Beaufort, SC for many years. We find the whole area, dripping with Spanish moss and Southern charm, to be so romantic and enchanting, full of historic interest and unique Gullah culture. There is something here for everyone to enjoy: If you get bored with the natural beauty, unspoiled beaches, nature center, trails and lighthouse at Hunting Island, there is shopping, dining, carriage rides and playing at the waterfront park in downtown Beaufort; the Marine Corp Parris Island and Marine Corp Air Station and more. Nearby Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC offer great day day trips. In April 2010, we just could not pass up the opportunity to buy a two-year old home of our own at Harbor Island where we watch dolphins follow the shrimp boats and enjoy yet another private beach where we have watched egret nest eggs hatch, followed sea turtles and collected our share of horseshoe crab shells!
Includes use of 2 unlimited car passes for nearby Hunting Island State Park (usually $5/per person/per day entry fee but you will get your whole carload in for free each day with our pass) Includes use of all the Harbor Island amenities: private beach, swimming pool (April 1-November 1) tennis, basketball, gym, crabbing/shrimping dock and more