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Temaju - North Forest Beach Home - 99 Steps to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 BR, 3 BA, sleeps 8

Short walk to beach on private drive. Sunbathe on a wraparound deck or enjoy a cool screened porch. Spanish moss hanging from live oaks. Cathedral ceilings. Tastefully furnished.

One mile (via bicycle path, beach, or road) from restaurants and shopping at Coligny Plaza.

One block to tennis at the Shipyard Racquet Club.

Over 15 Golf courses within half an hour. A paradise for addicts of tennis, golf, water sports, shopping and seafood.

Historic, Scenic Savannah, GA is a 30 minute drive.

Historic, Charming Charleston, SC is a two hour drive.

More Details

Eleonor & William Ambler
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2018

Why Eleonor & William Ambler chose Hilton Head Island

Thirty years ago it was just an empty lot, 100 yards from a magnificent 12 mile beach, on an island we fell in love with during one of our family vacations. Twelve years later we designed and built the house as a family retreat and named it after our children: Tephie, Mark and Julie.

TEMAJÚ is a two level house that accommodates 8 people quite comfortably.

You are first welcomed by a landscaped area which includes, among others, Palmetto trees, a huge old Oak tree covered with Spanish moss, different color Oleanders, fragrant climbing vines, and lovely seasonal flowers.

On the first level we have a cathedral ceiling living-dining area with a fire place, two bedrooms (one furnished with a king size bed and the other with two twin size ones), one full and one half baths, a well equipped kitchen (with a full size microwave oven), a wraparound deck and a screened porch, both properly furnished for their enjoyment.

On the second level we have two more bedrooms (with two twin size beds each), one full and one half baths.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi, We are having a wonderful week, your house is perfect for our family! The

weather has been great too, it looks like Thursday will be our only rainy day.

We would like to rent again this summer, hopefully the week of August 17-24.

Please let me know if that week is available. Thank you!
Mar 2013
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Hilton Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Full refund for cancellations 90 or more days prior to arrival date.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • 1 & 1/2 bathrooms on main floor. 1 & 1/2 bathrooms upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms on main floor. 2 bedrooms on upper floor.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Wraparound deck (extends from front door to screened porch in back). Deck & porch furnished. Oak trees with Spanish moss next to deck. Parking under the house. Clock/Radio in every bedroom.


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Temaju - North Forest Beach Home - 99 Steps to Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 14 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time! There were 8 of us, and we were all very comfortable. There were plenty of bathrooms so that was never an issue. The home location is perfect! Very close to the beach. Closer walk than most condos on the beach! The beach location was not crowded and we were there at a very busy time. We could see crowds of people down the beach on both sides, but our area was basically clear! The house had every houseware item we needed. It completely met our needs.

Lisa S.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property- close to beautiful beach and bike trails!

  • 4 of 5

Three couples had a very enjoyable stay at this property - clean, and close to beach! Was perfect location for the wedding we were attending at the Sonesta Resort. Communication before, during and after was excellent! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous for Families

  • 5 of 5

Our two families stayed at Temaju and had a blast! We found beach access easier here than in many ocean front properties where we have stayed in the past. The home was spacious enough for eight of us with gracious indoor and outdoor living. The accommodations were clean, fresh and light.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house just a short walk from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great week staying at this house. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for 8 adults, and the house was very clean and comfortable. The beach is a very short distance away, and the neighborhood was very quiet every night. I will definitely stay here again on my next visit to Hilton Head Island. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best location to our destination. Fantastic beach access.

  • 4 of 5

We were able to have a great week in Hilton Head for annual PTR International Tennis Symposium off 100 yards from this property. The location enables us to make the most of our time there due to its location.

The house was almost perfect but a trouble with the ventilation system in the kitchen. We didn't do any oily cooking such as bacon & eggs after our first trial.

Overall, we really enjoyed staying at Temaju.

Looking forward to the next opprtunity to visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The ventilation fan was replaced (along with the microwave).
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Wonderful house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Temaju is a great beach house in an amazing location. Only 4 houses from the beach, it provides a great way to enjoy the ocean and sand on HHI.

The house is spacious, bedding very comfortable and a great number of bathrooms. The kitchen is small but workable. The only negative comment I would make is that there are not enough cooking pots and pans and some of the small appliances did not work.

We had a few maintenance issues when we first arrived, but the owner and his maintenance staff took care of them promptly..

Other than that, it is a great value in the beautiful North Forest Beach area.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We replaced the toaster & blender, and added a crock pot. A new set of pots & pans has been provided (in addition to those already there).
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Coligny Plaza
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Shipyard or Sea Pines
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Savannah, GA
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coligny Plaza
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
North Forest Beach
Car: recommended

Forest Beach section of Hilton Head Island, SC

On Wanderer Lane at the corner of North Forest Beach Drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500

Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express accepted
eChecks accepted
Optional: Book Sunday to Sunday (mid-June to mid-August), to avoid the Saturday afternoon traffic jam getting onto the island.
Full refund for cancellations made 90 days or more prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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