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Daufuskie Island SC Beautiful & Spacious 3 BR Renovated Cottage with Ocean and Marsh Views! Free Golf Cart. 5 Bdrm Option.
This cottage can be combined with the two bedroom cottage next door for a total of 5 bedrooms.
A free cart is only guaranteed when a reservation is made more than 14 prior to the first rental days. When a reservation is made less than 14 days prior to the first rental day, a cart will be provided subject to availability.
This spectacularly beautiful Daufuskie vacation home is the only 3 BR cottage currently available in the 'Melrose on the Beach' cottage community, and has just been made available for rentals. Designed by its architect-owner, there are many upgrades and special touches you simply will not find elsewhere. You will love the open floor plan, artistic ceramic tile floors, restful screened-in back porch, and lovely decorating throughout. With both ocean and marsh views, your cottage offers the best of both worlds, and provides a private setting perfect for a family vacation, a reunion of good friends, or a special event. (We help with weddings!)
When you rent this cottage, you will find a true island sanctuary located on a low-country coastal island known for its abundant wildlife, pristine beaches, friendly people, and rich cultural history.
Casual but Elegant Accommodations
The cottage's spacious living area includes a family-style table that will serve as the gathering place for meals cooked in your fully-equipped kitchen. Flat screen TVs in the main living area and in every bedroom, as well as Wi-Fi connection, ensure that you can stay connected to the rest of the world...but only if you choose to do so! Each spacious bedroom is tastefully decorated with queen-sized beds: One in the master BR, and two in each of the additional BRs.
You may want to start your morning by sipping coffee and and watching an Atlantic Ocean sunrise from your front porch. Later, grab a good book and head for your backyard hammock. At the end of the day, enjoy an island sunset and cocktails on your screened-in back porch while Blue Heron soars over ancient oaks draped with Spanish Moss.
A secluded ocean beach is steps away from your cottage, and many of our visitors especially enjoying visiting during nesting season of the endangered Loggerhead Turtles.
The Melrose on the Beach Resort (where your cottage is located) is currently undergoing discrete renovations, but all amenities are now available to visitors. You will have free access to the spectacular Melrose pool area, and discounted rates at Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, the equestrian center, and the wonderful Beach Club Restaurant.
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.
It's also a great island for bikes (which we can arrange for a modest rental fee) and old-fashioned walking. The 'Sea Grass Stables' offers everything from pony rides to incomparable beach rides, and even carriage rides for viewing the entire island. In addition to the Melrose course, avid golfers will also enjoy playing on the nearby Bloody Point championship golf course.
And, of course, you will enjoy touring the resort and the island itself on the free golf cart provided to renters of this cottage.
As soon as we stepped foot on Daufuskie Island's Melrose Resort more than 8 years ago, we knew this was the perfect place to create lifelong vacation memories for our family. We are so glad we can now introduce others to this our lovely cottage, and to share the island's endless stretches of sandy beaches, quiet roads, spectacular wildlife, and...and most especially...a laid-back vacation experience that is reminiscent of times gone-by.
This special island is accessible only by ferry or water taxi (no traffic jams here!) from Savannah, Georgia or Hilton Head/Bluffton, South Carolina. No traffic jams here!
Daufuskie Island offers a truly memorable getaway for you and your family. Most people who visit Daufuskie fall in love with it. As one visitor told us months after coming here, 'I may have left Daufuskie, but it will never leave me.'
So what are you waiting for?
Reserve this beautiful cottage as your home base for a unique and wonderful vacation opportunity. We look forward to welcoming you to our island!