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Kay Grinnell

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

2nd Row Ocean Pet Friendly Home in North Forest Beach

77 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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5 BR, 4.5 BA, sleeps 12

You can see the ocean from our beach house! WindSwept is a charming 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath, house just one row from the beach. As part of the small 13 home community of Oceanwood, WindSwept guests have access to oceanfront adult and children's' pools just a 30 second walk away. Bright and cheery rooms welcome you to the beach. Fully stocked upscale gourmet kitchen. Two master bedroom suites, beautiful spa baths, study with wireless HSIA, pretty furniture and decor. . Enjoy an ocean peek from the family room, or hang out on one of several decks and enjoy the ocean breezes - a great place to relax. WindSwept is located on North Forest Beach Dr, about a mile from the shops and restaurants in Coligny Circle. Please read our guest comments to hear how previous guests have enjoyed the house. Email the owner! She's retired, loves Hilton Head, would be delighted to answer your questions.

Our Guests Love Windswept!!: We have many loyal guests who return to Windswept year after year. We strive to make our house one our guests will love, and ask them to make any suggestions for added conveniences. We have paid special attention to this in our kitchen, where we have 'extras' like a full spice rack, coffee bean grinder, cork screws, and lots of other conveniences.

Have to stay connected to the outside world on your Windswept vacation? As a convenience for our guests, we offer an ocean view study with a workspace and high speed Internet access. If you have to work..why not do it with an ocean view.!!

About Oceanwood and Windswept: Oceanwood is a small enclave of 13 beach houses near the end of N. Forest Beach Road.. We share a private oceanfront area, which includes oceanfront adult and children's pools, a beach cabana and private beach access boardwalk. This area is just steps (about 45) from Windswept - across a driveway and along a footpath between our oceanfront neighbor's houses, and you're there!

A bike path, or a walk or ride on the beach, takes you the mile from Oceanwood to Coligny Plaza, and you move from quiet and secluded to bustling! There are many gourmet as well as family restaurants within a mile or two of Windswept, as well as groceries, coffee shops, bike rentals, and many other amenities.

To find Oceanwood on your mapping software, you may need to use the Oceanwood neighborhood address of 122 N. Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. Our postal service address is 106 Oceanwood Trace, Hilton Head Island SC 29928

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kay Grinnell (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful house in a wonderful town! I was a little nervous when I opened the door for the first time, but with my entire family (six adults, three grandchildren), felt quite overcome by the sheer beauty and spaciousness of the house. It manages to be beautifully appointed without being too precious. Children can relax and play without much danger of ruining its comfortable fixtures. Kay was congenial and caring throughout our stay. It's quite an art to be solicitous without being intrusive. Nevertheless, she has perfected it. I would not consider looking elsewhere in Hilton Head.
Jun 2010
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based on 77 traveler reviews

2nd Row Ocean Pet Friendly Home in North Forest Beach
average rating of 4.961039 based on 78 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia

Excellent Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 1 year old son and I stayed at Windswept for two weeks in September 2007. It was an absolutely fantastic vacation and home away from home. Kay has made everything about the home livable for her guests. To get to the beach you simply walk through the pool area and down the adjoining boardwalk - there you are! I would liken the distance to walking from a standard beach front hotel, through its pool area to the beach. The beach directly in front of the complex is enormous at low tide and still nice and wide at high tide. The tidal pools make perfect "kiddie pools". Although we are pet lovers and took our dog with us, there was NO SIGN that pets are allowed to stay at Windswept. It is kept immaculately clean and tidy. It is great for kids too with very family friendly furnishings and highly mounted electronics. We were thankful for the little office that we were forced to use to work a bit. The high speed connection and wireless router made communication very accessible. There are even two adult bikes along with a TON of beach toys and rafts at the house. NO need to bring your own! It is a perfect bike ride to Coligny for a meal or ice cream. From the granite kitchen to the beautiful bathrooms, everything has been considered and appointed with the highest of taste and quality.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
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great beach week! love Windswept!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed here before and we come back whenever it's our turn to have the children and grandchildren for beach week! The house has everything anyone could need or want. From the fully stocked kitchen, the pack and plays, toddler necessities, beach toys and outdoor shower - I wouldn't change a thing! The location is a quick walk to the beach with the great restrooms/pool on the way. The house is so convenient to Coligny Plaza where you can get everything from soup to nuts and especially ice cream for the kids and frosty adult concoctions. Highly recommend Windswept for a great beach trip. And we look forward to our next vacation there and hopefully for 2 weeks next time!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Windswept just as the tropical storm began to creep in. However, no storm could dull the excitement of walking around this house and exploring each room. Even though I read the specs, it is still amazing to see how many rooms there really are! Each room was meticulous and adorned with perfectly folded towels that looked like they had bows on them. There were even brand new bars of soap in each shower. Speaking of the showers, they were amazing! Great hot water, and multi shower head functionality. It immediately felt like home. The kitchen was fully stocked with every single item you would need. I mean EVERYTHING! The outside deck is not done justice in pictures, it is HUGE. We spent every evening out there and ate dinners and lunches (when we weren't exploring the local fare!) The walk to the pool area is beaitiful and incredibly short. The pool area itself is phenomenal. Equipped with bathrooms and a covered porch with rocking chairs! Only a few more steps more and you are on one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. It is so expansive and clean. We also rented bikes for the week, which we enjoyed riding up and down the beach. I also took my daughter with me every morning to ride up to the local coffee shop and to look for gators! Kay does an incredible job at keeping up the place and making you feel welcomed. I also don;t think i waited more than 10 minutes for an e-mail reply from her! We have booked are trip for next year on our last day there. We never wanted to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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North Canton, Ohio

Three generations wowed by Windswept!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent choice! -was the rating my family gave ME for my VRBO research that led us to Windswept! Plenty of room for all nine of us! Beautifully decorated. Well maintained. So close to beach and pool. Just perfect!

Upon entering, we were awestruck at our good fortune, and kept giggling as we explored. As the grandparents, we assigned bedrooms for our children and their children. All were pleased. We even used the first floor office as bedroom for the 12 mo old infant, with rented crib and fan for white noise so we could still play games in evenings.

Our babies were 12 mos, 24 mos, and 3 yrs old. It was VERY important to have baby pool (but NOT on our property, for safety reasons) and ocean for beach play. And plenty of beach toys and floats!! This house is perfect❗️

We cooked most of our meals and dined together to spare the babies the long waits at restaurants. This kitchen is well equipped!

Several lunches on the deck. A few sits on the balcony. Hot showers in all baths worked great.

Location easy to access church, grocery (Harris Teeter marvelous), and restaurants. Coligny shopping for souvenirs. Tennis courts across the street delighted my husband and son!

Absolutely wonderful place. My husband wants two weeks when we come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wounderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Windswept! We had 8 adults plus our two small pups - there was plenty of space for all. The decks on both the main level and upper level were nice with plenty of room, and partial views of the ocean. We did a lot of eating in, and the outdoor grill and well appointed kitchen had everything we needed. As advertised, plenty of beach towels (we brought our own, but if you are tight on space, no need to bring your own). Also plenty of beach chairs and various beach toys. The grounds around the home are very well maintained - beautiful area! I noted also that pool maintenance came out each morning, which was nice to see - the pool and surrounding area was always clean. And although not heated, the pool water was a comfortable swim. The ocean is a very short walk from the home, very convenient. And the owner, Kay, was a delight to work with - very responsive to any questions we had along the way, responding to e-mail inquiries within the same day (often within the same hour). The information she provided not only on her home but of the area's attractions was great! We had no issues with our stay, loved our time in Kay's home and HHI. We would definitely stay at Windswept again!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property! Plenty of space and very well kept. The 1 minute walk to the beach was the best part. I would stay there anytime we had the chance. The property manager was unbelievably accommodating and responsive.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 95 and Highway 278
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Car: necessary

Located on the south end of Hilton Head, Windswept is a part of the 13 home Oceanwood Community. Our new address is 106 Oceanwood Trace. We're a mile from the shops and restaurants at Coligny Plaza - walk or bike there on the beach or use the bike paths along N. Forest Beach. Hilton Head Island has built a reputation as the ultimate family vacation, offering fabulous beaches and fun-filled activities to entertain family members of all ages. With its spectacular natural environment, great sports and outdoor activities, it's no wonder why the Travel Channel recently ranked Hilton Head Island number three in its 'America's Best Beaches. WindSwept is located in the North Forest Beach neighborhood in Hilton Head, and is just a mile from Coligny Plaza, with its many shops, restaurants and other services. Ride your bike there! To locate WindSwept using mapping software use the address: 122 N. Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. Use Yahoo Maps for best results

Other Activities: kayaking, shopping, spas, birdwatching, history tours


Rates & Availability

Forest Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Mar 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 10.0%

Refunds in full less a $150 admin fee up to 120 days before arrival. Within 120 days refunds are provided, less a $350 admin fee, only if the property is re-rented, and up to the amount collected for the (possibly reduced) new rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Hilton Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • upstairs master bath - toilet , shower , double sink, over sized shower
    upstairs #2 bath - toilet , shower
    upstairs shared bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    main floor bath - toilet
    main floor master bath - toilet , shower , double sink
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , under house
    Half Bathroom -
  • All new baths! Antique French polished pine vanities with granite tops. Master baths have double sinks and spa showers. Shared bath has a shower/tub combo. An outdoor shower/changing room under the house for returning from the beach and washing the sand off of you, your kids and all the beach chairs and toys!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king , ocean view deck
    Upstairs #2 - 1 queen , ocean view deck
    Upstairs #3 - 1 queen
    Upstairs bunk room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Main Floor Master - 1 queen , private deck
  • Two master bedrooms, one king with ocean view deck, the second on the main floor with queen and private deck. Upstairs Master, Upstairs #2 and Main Floor Master each have private Baths. Upstairs #3 and Upstairs #4 share a bath. Upstairs #2 has a wonderful ocean view. There is also a half bath on the main floor.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Oceanfront adult and children's' pools with Cabana area and restrooms are steps from the house (literally, about 45 steps), and include private beach access boardwalk. Windswept main floor underwent a fabulous $100k renovation winter 05/0606. New gourmet kitchen, tile floors, a new bathroom; our summer 2006 guests raved about it! Our continued renovation: a $300k expansion winter 06/07added space and essentially transformed Windswept into a gorgeous new house. Expanded dining area, a study with wireless access, lots of new deck area. New bright and cheery furniture and decor! Our guests have loved Windswept in the past (see our guest comments) and it's just getting larger and even better! Bring friends and family and enjoy a week at Windswept! We accept well behaved pets. We know they're a part of your family and they make your vacation special!

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