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Luxurious Oceanfront Estate/7000 SF/All Bells & Whistles!Just painted&renovated!

Bedrooms 8
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 8 Baths, (Sleeps 20-22)

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***Hilton Head was just named #8 on the new list released today for Travel + Leisure's "10 Best Islands in the World" for 2016 -- along with Santorini and Bali... to name a few!

Please note that only a 40% deposit will be required to book a week. The remainder is due 45 days prior to your stay.

***Now offering daily free tennis just steps out the door at the renowned Van Der Meer Racquet Club. Entire house was just fully painted and renovated 2016!

The Sandbar at 9 Guscio Way is an exquisite, ultra luxurious, 7000 sq.ft., eight bedroom, eight-bath oceanfront estate located in a gorgeous private brick courtyard in North Forest Beach.

Our home has just been redecorated by Hilton Head's top designer to produce the ultimate vacation experience whether it be a large family or friend gathering or a spectacular romantic getaway for two.

When you enter through the beautiful mahogany doors you are welcomed by the breathtaking, 180 degree floor to ceiling view of the ocean. This unbelievable home offers travertine floors and granite countertops throughout and sleeps 21 in pillowtop luxury.

The incredible great room with 180 degree views of the ocean is beautifully decorated with a 50' HDTV with DVD and fireplace surrounded by large plush sectional seating.

In the gourmet kitchen you'll find a large granite island facing the ocean with seating for 8, two jenn-air convection/conventional ovens and cook top, built-in wine storage, two bosch dishwashers, two sinks with disposals and a stand alone ice maker. From anywhere in the kitchen you'll be entranced by the views of the beach and ocean. Outside is a large porch with white rockers, grill and gorgeous ocean views.

The dining room with floor to ceiling windows creates the perfect oceanfront dining experience regardless the time of day. The beautiful inlaid wood dining room table easily seats 12 with room for more.

The first of two bedrooms on the first floor offers a luxurious pillowtop king bed, flat screen HDTV and full bath with shower that offers a private or hall access.

In the second bedroom, a master suite, you will find a gorgeous woven sea grass king pillowtop bed. The master bath offers a large spa tub, travertine shower, his and her granite sink area as well as a large walk-in closet.

Completing this floor is the first of two laundry rooms.

On the second level you find the grande master suite (3rd BR) with a breathtaking ocean view, a majestic four poster pillowtop bed, plush oceanfront sitting area, beautiful desk and armoire with HDTV. The master bath complete with bidet and 2 walk-in closets, has a peninsula spa tub, his and her sinks and an open stone shower with rainhead and massage shower heads. Double doors and open shower are handicap accessible.. You have to make sure to take some time for yourself on the spacious oceanfront balcony with white rockers.. perfect for watching the sunrise with a warm cup of coffee or tea.

The third master suite (4th BR) shares this balcony and has a wall of windows to capture the beauty of the ocean. This master offers a beautiful iron scroll king pillowtop bed, HDTV and private bath.

The fifth bedroom offers two matching pillowtop queen beds in beautiful bamboo frames. The large private bath has all the grandeur of a master bath with spa tub, dual sinks surrounded by granite and large separate stone shower.

The whimsical sixth bedroom is perfect for 2 adults or 4 lucky children with 2 twin beds, each with it's own pull out trundle bed. HDTV and private bath.

On the third floor landing you are welcomed by a large inviting reading area with plush leather seating and desk. This floor is a home within a home offering a 2nd full kitchen including a full size refrigerator, dishwasher and dining table as well as a 2nd washer and dryer.

The 2nd family room around the corner is another spacious living area with 2 pillow top twin beds, pull out sofa, and 2 twin pull out chairs. This room is warmed by the 2nd fireplace and offers a game table, many children's games, and big screen HDTV. Ther is another full bath with walk in shower for the convenience of those using this room.Stepping outside you will find a balcony with white rockers and the most unbelievable view.

Just down the hall is the large seventh bedroom. It is an amazing double queen suite with gorgeous sunny master bath including spa and travertine shower.

As you travel back downstairs and step outside you will begin your vacation memories with one of the largest pools with attached hot tub on the island which can be heated for an additional fee. There are several lounge chairs, an 8 person dining table with umbrella as well as a chat area which is perfect for hors d'ouevres. Walk down one of the only private beach walks in north forest beach to the best beach area on the island.

You will find a high chair, pack and play crib, and irons and ironing boards for your convenience as well as wireless internet service.

The elevator accesses every floor and we offer complimentary tennis at the beautiful Van Der Meer Club at Shipyard,. You will have access to one free hour per day on any one of their 17 indoor or outdoor courts. It is the only facility that offers indoor courts in the Hilton Head area.

The address of this amazing home is- 9 Guscio Way North Forest Beach, contact us and begin your unforgettable vacation!

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About Lindsay

Russ and I live at the shore in New Jersey with our 4 boys and we all look forward to the summer when we can golf and go to the beach. We discovered Hilton Head 12 years ago when I surprised my husband with a birthday trip there. We had such a wonderful week that we bought a timeshare and started bringing family and friends every year. We love trying new places but kept finding that we wanted to go to Hilton Head at least once a year. We eventually bought this house on the ocean so that we could be close to golf and still be right at the beach for anyone who wasn't golfing and also for those to enjoy when they finish their rounds. Our boys now try to go down with friends at least once a year as well as all of us gathering for at least one family trip. It is the perfect house for large family gatherings because it has areas to escape and be on your own as well as the large open great room for everyone to be together. I hope you enjoy our home as much as we do. ~Lindsay

Lindsay purchased this house in 2007

Why Lindsay chose Hilton Head

Tennis,Golf, Beach, restaurants, shopping and weather

What makes this house unique

Free hour of tennis each day at the beautiful Van Der Meer Resort

One of the only houses in the area with its own private beach walk

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Beautiful house, something for everyone!"

Recently stayed at the Sandbar and had a great trip. The house was beautiful, as advertised, and in a great location. There was more than enough room for our group of 18 and the amenities significantly exceeded our expectations. Most of the girls stayed by the great pool and beach, while the men had a great time golfing. Lance (the caretaker of the home) was more than helpful and got the guys tee times at the private course, "The Golf Club,” where he is the pro. Definitely recommend! ~~ Casey
May 2010
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North Forest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Large open walk in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , gorgeous, bright and airy, double sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bathroom doubles as guest bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , walk in shower, jacuzzi, double sinks
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , gorgeous bright ..jacuzzi, walk in shower, double sinks
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Plush pillowtop king with full bath, 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , pillowtop king,large master bath with jacuzzi, 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , grande mastersuite,large bath w/jacuzzi,oceanfront 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , oceanfront king with full bath, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , pillowtop queens, gorgeous bath with jacuzzi, 2nd floor
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 child bed , 1 baby crib , pack and play, 2 fold out twin chairs on 3rd floor
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin trundles (4 twins) with full bath, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen , 2 pillowtop queens w/ beautiful bath with jacuzzi, 3rd floor
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 3 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd fl/family room/BR.king or 2twin, oceanfront,full bath
  • King size beds (4) Three luxurious pillow top kings, Queen size Beds (4) 4 luxurious pillow top queens, Twin or Single Beds (6) 2 are trundle beds, pillow top twins, Baby Cribs (1) 1 high chair and a pack and play crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) One queen sleep sofa, 2 twin pull outs
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Pool/Spa and patio are beach level making it an amazing beachfront experience. The house also has added security including coded doors, alarm system and security cameras on front and back door so that you can enjoy your vacation carefree.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Oceanfront Estate/7000 SF/All Bells & Whistles!Just painted&renovated!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 23 reviews
Orchard Park, NY

Great house but one bedroom is not like the others!

  • 4 of 5

We had 22 people in this house. The house was great, the kitchen was big enough along with the family room. The views were amazing. Walking right out to the beach was great. We had a great time but people should know that while most of the bedrooms were luxurious and had huge Jacuzzi tubs and/or fantastic views of the ocean, one bedroom is definitely lacking. The first bedroom is on the main floor. It did have a nice king size bed but the room itself is very small compared to the others. The view is the garage nextdoor. The bathroom is tiny, with only a pedestal sink, toilet and small shower. There is no room to put any toiletries. I went to Walmart and bought a cart on wheels with 3 drawers so we had something to put our things in. The rest of the house was great but since we all split the cost evenly, this was a big disappointment. There is no common bathroom on the main level either so anytime friends stopped by, they used our tiny bathroom. I think people should be aware of this before they book this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, I so happy that you enjoyed your week, the house and the location...I am so sorry that you were not happy with the one bedroom.. I wish I had known that that would be an issue with your group,,,I would have explained in detail, we have never had an issue with that room before. That bathroom can double as a bathroom for guests as well as a private bathroom for that king room or both..I appreciate your feedback and I really like your idea of extra storage space and I am going to look in to that.. I hope we see your group back again next year.
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Love it here!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay for the second time on this property! We love it here! Great access to the beach. The pool and hot tub were used every day. We paid for the heat and it was perfect! My only suggestion is that the house may be ready for some updating. Perfect house for 18 of us!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad to have you back and to hear you had another great stay! I so appreciate your feedback on updating.. you arrived the week before our annual big clean and updating so we are good to go..Looking forward to having you back next year~Lindsay
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Great location! And great for families!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a family trip to Hilton Head and everyone in our 15 person group had a great time. The house is well laid out with plenty of room for everyone, including kids ranging in age from 1 to 12. Large, well-equipped kitchen and sitting area as well as quiet places to get away for a little. There is a short private boardwalk to the beach that was easy for the grandparents to navigate and the house is a little over a mile from Coligny Plaza, a short bike ride for a happy hour drink or after dinner ice cream. We all agreed this was one of our favorite vacation houses ever! Thanks for making our beach vacation awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a fabulous place!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! With plenty of space for multiple families, this property was clean and beautifully decorated. Any small issues we had were handled quickly by the handyman. Definitely looking forward to returning to the Sandbar. We loved it!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Home

  • 5 of 5

Having spent the past 2 Feb. in Florida, we wanted to escape the crowds and shorten the drive, so we took a chance on Hilton Head. Knowing the weather wouldn't be as good, we hoped the beauty of the ocean and the charm of HH would more than compensate for the difference in temps. It turned out to be the best decision we could have made. The comfort and luxury of the Sandbar exceeded our expectations. The house is extremely well maintained and cared for and is beyond spacious. The third floor "penthouse" is a house unto itself(stove, frig , washer & dryer 4 beds and magnificent ocean view). One of the few rentals where the elevator actually works. The location is terrific. Everything from groceries to gourmet restaurants, ice cream to golf courses is just minutes away. The most stunning aspect of the house is to sit in front of the large bedroom windows and watch the ocean-that's what we will miss the most as we head back North and look forward to returning next February. Thank you, Lindsey for allowing us to enjoy your magnificent home.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, we also love the close proximity of the restaurants, and shops...we also have a very hard time leaving. Looking forward to having you stay again next year.
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Fun for Whole Family Ages 4-70

  • 5 of 5

I have to admit that arriving at 9 Guscio with a party of 18, I was a bit nervous as to what we would find. I needn't have worried. When we walked in, we could tell that everything was sparkling clean and as advertised. We had 7 kids under the age of 11 and 11 adults in our group for an extended family reunion. My Dad is 70 and suffers from paralysis on his right side, the result of a stroke. He walks slowly with a cane and it is an extreme effort for him to pull himself up stairs. The elevator in the house made it easy for him to get around, which was terrific. He stayed in the master suite on the second floor. That room is stunning and humongous. In retrospect, if we stay there again, we might have him stay in the bedroom on the first floor for really easy access and then go up to the second for showers. Getting down to the pool required going down back stairs or going out through the garage and then walking around the house. Doable for someone with a cane and assistance, but probably not the best for someone always in a wheelchair.

We ordered a beach wheelchair from Vacation Mobility Solutions. They were great to deal with and deliver to the house like any of the bike companies. To get it from the driveway to the back of the house, we needed to go through the neighbor's property due to a tree on one side of the house, but that was easy enough and I'd be surprised if anyone would object to that minor intrusion. There is a nice private beach walk that ends in the dunes. We used two adults at a time to get my Dad over the slightly hilly walk, but really no issue at all. My sister ordered two canopy/chair combos and we set those up every morning. It was great to be able to sit in the shade with the ocean breeze and watch the kids play on the great Hilton Head beach.

The kitchen was very well stocked and it was nice to have the kitchenette on the third floor. My husband got up early to play golf and it was a great way for him to have breakfast and not disturb anyone. All the bedrooms are beautiful and the bathrooms are even better. The pool is so nice and is shady late in the afternoon; it is perfect after a long day in the sun.

The location of the property is very convenient and is far enough away from the resort areas that the beach isn't crazy. We would definitely stay there again and recommend for any large family group.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Car: recommended

Hilton Head is the perfect family destination with the beach,tennis, kayaking,fishing and biking right at your doorstep, and golf just minutes away, You will discover great restaurants, shopping, outlets and miniature golf. Savannah and Beaufort are each 40 minutes away with brick walkways, great shops and antiquing.


Rates & Availability

North Forest Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 22 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
November 25
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early March
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 17 2018 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
late spring
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
early august
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
mid august
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
end of summer
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
early fall
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 12 2018
7 night minimum stay
Oct 13 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
new years
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
4 night minimum stay
off season
Jan 5 2019 - Mar 1 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

***Pool and or hot tub can be heated upon request
100% Refund of the rebooked amount

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