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Magnificent View--Fabulous Villa--Simply the Best!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)



Upscale...rennovated and redecorated in Spring 2012 with Italian tile flooring, granite countertops, many updates and redecorating. PLUS everything you need to make your vacation wonderful!! We even supply the beach bag, beach chairs and beach towels! Open floor plan (every room has a harbour view)...Free WiFi...Double jacuzzi tub under skylights. This villa offers an absolutely spectacular view of the harbour. Two master suites. You will have a 'one of a kind' vacation stay. This will be your best vacation ever! Read on to see why.....

THIS IS WHAT SETS US APART FROM OTHER RENTALS: This unit is our second home and has all the amenities you would expect to find if you were staying at the lovely home of a close family friend. Units managed by rental agencies seem inhospitable and uncomfortable. Our unit is privately managed because we want our family, friends, and guests to be completely comfortable and have the best vacation experience ever. We don’t strip our condo bare. We have beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, etc. In addition, units managed by rental agencies remove food of any sort (this even includes salt and pepper!) We offer essentials that allow you to immediately relax and get in vacation mode. It is stocked with some or all of the following: Soft drinks, snacks, salt, pepper, sugar, artificial sweetener, cereal, cooking oil, coffee, non-dairy creamer, etc.

My family has vacationed in Hilton Head for 20 years. After we discovered Harbourside and Shelter Cove, we NEVER stayed ocean front again! The Harbour has it all!! This villa is gorgeous and the open floor plan gives every room a spectacular view. Immediately when you open the front door you are 'up close and personal' with the water and beautiful yachts! Combine the view with this designer decorated, well appointed condo, and you will never want to leave!

There is so much to do at Shelter Cove Harbour! You can take a stroll along the harbor and look at all the beautiful yachts and boats. On the first level of the complex there are over 30 shops and restaurants. The Marina features Hilton Head Island's largest deep-water yacht basin. Every conceivable water sport may be enjoyed here, from deep-sea and inshore fishing charters to sport crabbing, sail and power boat rentals, sightseeing and nature excursions and dinner cruises. Shelter Cove is the center of evening activities. Harbourfest is held from April until the end of August and has exhibits, vendors, entertainment, and loads of fun for the entire family. Shannon Tanner is an island tradition and has been performing at Shelter Cove for almost 20 years and has two shows nightly. The theater and the islands only indoor shopping mall are only steps away! The beach is less than a mile away--an easy walk or bike ride. Or, since Harbourside is a part of Palmetto Dunes (the premier resort on the island) take advantage of Palmetto Dunes free transportation, the Dunes Buggy, an air conditioned van which will pick you up at your door and deliver you to the beach, mall, or any Palmetto Dunes properties FREE of charge. When you are ready to return, simply give the shuttle a call.

Beach access is at either of Palmetto Dunes two beach houses. Stroll along three miles of uncrowded beach. Enjoy Hilton Head Canoeing or kayaking on 11 miles of winding lagoons teeming with wildlife. Rent a bike and cruise over miles of paved bike paths or enjoy a little beach cycling along the shore. Or simply relax and soak up the rays.

Take advantage of our 'friends and family' vacation style and let our home become yours for a few days or weeks. I feel certain that you will want to come back again and again!


Keywords: Get ready for your best vacation ever! renovations winter 2012—Italian tile and painting throughout, kitchen remodel with granite, lots of updates—absolutely beautiful!

More Details

Jenny or Jerry Thomas
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Jenny or Jerry Thomas

I am a public school teacher/administrator. My husband (of 35+ years) owns a financial services business.

Why Jenny or Jerry Thomas chose Shelter Cove

My family and I have vacationed on Hilton Head Island since 1988. In the mid 1990's, just by chance, we stayed at Harbourside in Shelter Cove. We fell in love with Shelter Cove and all it has to offer. The best dining is on the harbour, the best entertainment is on the harbour, the best shopping is right here! Everything is steps from your door. There is nowhere else like it! We love it here.

What makes this condo unique

The harbor is the center of activity for Hilton Head Island. Shannon Tanner performs nightly and is great entertainment for all ages, but especially young children. Harbourfest is held during the summer and has exhibits, vendors, entertainment and weekly firework displays. The restaurants have great food as well as live entertainment. Every type of water sport is available here—dinner cruises, crabbing, kayaking, night shark fishing, etc. Nothing is better than watching a beautiful sunset over the harbor. The harbor is well lit and perfect for evening walks or bike rides (the rest of the island has very low lighting). Everything you need is right here—and the beach is just a mile away!


Shelter Cove Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Your "Home Away from Home." This condo has it all--settle in and relax immediately upon arrival. Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove over everything you need to have the perfect vacation.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Magnificent View--Fabulous Villa--Simply the Best!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay. My family and I had a wonderful time and the kids absolutely loved it! The view is amazing the location is perfect. My family and I will definitely stay there next time we have a getaway to Hilton Head. The owners were very accompanying a wonderful to deal with. Thank you for sharing your place!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This condo surpassed everything we wanted. We have always stayed in oceanfront condos but after staying in this condo, we decided that marina front was for us. These pictures do not do justice to the unit. The harbour is so beautiful from the balcony and all the windows. Reading, drinking coffee, and just meditating on the balcony was so good for the soul. Jenni thought of everything in decorating the condo; all the little details were in place and we wanted for nothing. Our only regret is that we were unable to stay longer. Shelter Cove is so much fun and great for dining, strolling, people watching, and shopping. We certainly will return and Jenni was a joy to work with. We had several questions for her before we rented the condo and she replied in short order. If I could give this 10 stars, I would.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to HHI and after careful consideration we chose this condo to rent for our week stay. Best decision. The condo was beautifully decorated and had everything we could ask for...and more. It was very clean and Jenny was dream to work with. The condo is in a great location and we spent several afternoons sitting out on the balcony listening to the music playing from the restaurants there in Shelter Cove. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay and I highly recommend this to anyone who is trying to decide where to rent. We are hoping to get back to HHI soon and will most definitely ask to stay here again. Thank you Jenny for everything and answering all of my many questions. Your condo is gorgeous and thank you renting to us!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Recently we rented the property after years of staying at a beachfront hotel on Palmetto Dunes. We couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. The condo was clean, welcoming, and convenient. It was so nice having the extra space the condo provided and all the extras made the stay moe enjoyable. The owners left an abundance of towels, pillows, and amenities to make us feel comfortable. Little things like beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, and beach games were unexpected luxuries. It is apparent the owners take pride in their condo and take exceptional care of it.

The location in Shelter Cove is perfect. The view from the unit was exceptional and shopping and restaurants are nearby. Also there is prompt transportation available to the beach where a quick serve restaurant, bar, and changing facility is located. The highlight of our week had to be the Tuesday night fireworks display over the harbor. The balcony provided the "best seat in the house" to enjoy the festivities!

We will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please keep us in mind for your next visit to beautiful HHI. Jenny
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Atlanta, GA

Lots of Memories

  • 5 of 5

Went to HH with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and new 6 week old grand baby. We went with absolutely no set agenda (which I highly recommend) and we thoroughly enjoyed our week at the beach, pool, bike riding, walking and of course eating out at some great restaurants. We went back to the Black Marlin Bayside Grill twice. One day for Happy Hour and the next day for Happy Hour and dinner.

Many memories of our grand baby's 1st time at the beach, the pool, going out to dinner and a stroll and he was such a good baby:)

Jenny Thomas (owner) was awesome to work with and very responsive. She gave us many recommendations of things to do and where to eat. We felt right at home! We'd stay there again for sure next time we visit HH!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girard, OH

The Girls' Annual Trip

  • 5 of 5

My daughter-in-law, my granddaughter and I truly enjoy each others' company. This was our second annual trip to this lovely condo. The entire experience was perfect again! The condo is beyond words with granite counters and stainless steel appliances and everything you need in the kitchen including a washer and dryer. The master suite is elegant with the most comfortable bed I have ever experienced! Shelter Cove Marina has wonderful facilities with shops, restaurants which include Italian, Mexican and Mediterrean foods. There are several elegant restaurants nearby which can be reached on foot. And there are rentals that include paddleboards, fishing boats, scenic sound boat tours and kayaks. In addition, Shannon Tanner entertains nightly throughout the week and caters to the children. He has been performing for 23 years and is just fabulous for evening entertainment! In addition, Jenny very graciously provides a pass to get into Palmetto Bay Plantation to access the beach and it is beautiful there also. In addition, my mini dachshund enjoys her view from the balcony every day, however, the crowds in the evening seem to overwhelm her. But I sure she looks forward to next year too. Can't wait for our Third Annual Trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Barpub
There are many around the Harbour
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Daufuskie Island and Savannah
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
3 top rated courses in Palmetto Dunes
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
William Hilton Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
Varied top rated restaurants on the Harbour
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Palmetto Dunes
Car: not necessary

EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS RIGHT HERE! A stay in our condo means you will never stay anywhere else on Hilton Head Island. You have found your home away from home.


Rates & Availability

Shelter Cove Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - May 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 22 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer early Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $105
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change based on season. Lower rates available for fall, winter and Spring months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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