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Handicap Friendly, Lg Pool, 250 Yds to the Beach, 5 Min to Coligny

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 14

Southwind has it all! Two houses for the price of one, a large pool with baby pool area, and handicapped accessibility. It is so well equipped, all you need to bring are your clothes!

A classic North Forest Beach property in a great location, Southwind is fun and convenient for every age group. It is on the bike trail, close to the best beach, and a four-five minute walk to Coligny with its shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. The main house is at ground level with no steps, which we all like, and a rear ramp and handicapped bathroom make it accessible to anyone with special needs. Having two houses on one property offers ideal space for both family togetherness and privacy.

What sets this house apart is not only the bonus two-story guest cottage but also the outstanding attention to comfort evident in every detail. From a spectacular pool, to good reading light in the bedrooms, to every imaginable utensil in the kitchen, the owners have thought of everything. The 8 foot flying fish sculpture catching the sun as you drive up is just a hint of things to come.

The decor is fabulous - the art, rugs, furnishings, and rich saturated golds, blues, and reds of Provence combine to create an atmosphere that is special from the moment you walk in. The owners have used their experience as bed and breakfast owners and long time Hilton Head renters to make this home perfect for any family vacation.

Entry: A large room, furnished with a library bench, and a desk with printer, fax, high speed DSL Internet access with wireless connection.

Den: Cozy spot for morning coffee, quiet conversation, or a good book. Queen sleeper sofa.

Carolina Room: Extends the length of the house in back. French doors open to the pool and screened porch. Custom banquette with table that seats up to 14, TV, and fireplace make this a great gathering place for the whole party. Sectional, recliner, swivel rockers, and lots of pillows for your comfort.

Kitchen: Newly remodeled, completely equipped. Owners are gourmet cooks, and it shows. Multiple pots of every size, baking pans, casseroles, knives, serving pieces for a crowd, several fun sets of dishes, fish forks and lobster crackers, and glasses galore. Even a cabinet fully stocked with spices. Small appliances include a pancake griddle, blender, and smoothy machine.

Screened Porch: A fabulous new addition, it connects the main house to the guest house. Nice big table for al fresco dining. Haywood-Wakefield rattan couch and chairs, teak buffet, wicker bar, and luxurious six-person spa.

Pool: One of the biggest and best private pools on the island. Enjoy the waterfall fountain and another stainless steel sculpture titled 'Flow'. The roped off sundeck, 18' deep, is designed for sunbathing on lounge chairs in the water, but it is also a perfect wading pool. Toddlers are happy there for hours while the next generation can swim laps, play volleyball, or laze on rafts. Lounge chairs, a massage chair, a cocktail height table with four swivel chairs and round table with comfy Brown Jordan bounce chairs ensure plenty of seating.

Garage: Stocked with toys for your use. bikes, beach chairs, cart, sand toys, rafts, floats, boogie boards, balls, Cornhole (the beanbag game sweeping the midwest), and even a two-person ocean kayak with paddles and life jackets.

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North Forest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , ADA roll-in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest house
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Guest house
  • Handicap friendly bedroom and bath has full size ADA roll-in shower with bars and seat. All fixtures are ADA compliant.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , master
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Jimmy Buffet Parrot Room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sailboat
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Handicap ADA wheel in shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Guest house
  • Main Ranch style house: Bedrooms: Large master with king bed with private bath and crib; second master (king bed) with new, handicapped accessible bathroom featuring roll-in shower; Jimmy Buffet Parrot Room with twin beds and Sailboat Room with twins that share very roomy hall bathroom. Queen size sleeper sofa in sitting area Guest House: Charming covered porch with rockers overlooks the pool and opens to living room with queen sleeper. This level includes a dining area, fully equipped kitchenette, and a full bath. Down the spiral stairs is a huge bedroom (king bed) with walk-in closet, laundry room, and half bath.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Handicap Friendly, Lg Pool, 250 Yds to the Beach, 5 Min to Coligny
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Great place for our whole family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our three generation family had a great time at the beach. The owners were very generous with sharing, plenty of bikes for everyone, including a bike with a toddler seat, lots of beach toys and pool floats, a beach wagon for heading to the beach. It is a short walk to a really nice part of the beach. The kids loved the bike paths and logged many a mile. It didn't hurt that some of the paths ended at the ice cream place. There were games and books available. The breezeway has lots of seating for eating or playing games or relaxing. The pool is great for relaxing in the afternoon. The owners were great at communicating and gave lots of good tips and ideas. The golfers in our group loved playing the different courses. All in all, a good time was had by all!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We hope you will return to Southwind.
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Southwind was great! We had two families, 13 people in all and never felt like we were on top of each other. The house had everything we needed and was close to the beach and shopping. They have all of the sand toys, some beach chairs, a two man kayak and a cart to haul everything to the beach with. We got a lot of use out of the hot tub and the pool too. This is a place I would definately want to come back to. The owners are very nice to deal with too. Thanks for all of your tips and info, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2006
  • Stayed: June 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three generations. Very comfy. All amenities close. Wonderful weather, comfort and quiet!

  • 4 of 5

Visited Hilton Head for the fourth time March 12-19 inclusive. This is our first time staying at 8 Egret. We were ten adults and four wee ones. A spring family reunion! Pool was great. Beds very comfortable and roomy. Great seating for a large group also...comfy chairs inside and out. Outdoor dining was a really relaxing venture, especially with the young ones. We rented bikes and rode everywhere we could - which is the entire island. Beach was close. Perfect for early mornings spent viewing the sunrise and the dolphins play, with a hot coffee in hand. A few minor glitches, but we were the first rentals this year, so quite understandable...and dealt with quickly by owner and Edwin, manager. If we are ever this large a group again, we would most definitely rent 8 Egret again...great value for our dollars.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 60th Anniversary Reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Southwinds was a perfect location for our families to meet to celebrate our parents 60 th anniversary. We met from Indiana, Colorado, Texas, Florida and Hawaii and had a great week. The house was plenty big and afforded everyone their own space when they wanted it. The use of the beach things and the bikes in garage was a big plus. Only 2 blocks from beach was awesome. The pool and hot tub were a big hit for all ages. The breezeway was a great morning coffee gathering place. We hope to go back to the area in the future and would stay here again. Thanks Bill for being so helpful before our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Smyrna, GA

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a large family beach trip to HHI with ages ranging from 10 months to 68 years. There was plenty of room for everyone with all the amenities you could ask for. The pool and hot tub were definite hits. We made good use of the grills, bikes and kayak too. Very short walk to the beach and easy walk to Coligny. You could park your car and not move it all week if you wanted to. And the owners went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay. The week absolutely flew by!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis, Missouri

2nd stay at Southwind

  • 5 of 5

Loved our second stay at Southwind with kids and grandkids! House is perfect for large families and affords plenty of gathering space. Large pool, close to the beach and prime location to Coligny. With many young ones, cooking in is perfect. The kitchen is well stocked, two grills to choose from, and a screened porch to eat and serve...perfect for large family meals. Our family has been vacationing in Hilton Head for thirty years. It holds countless memories for our kids and now our grandchildren. It's traditions like fish and oysters from Barnacle Bills, special dinners at Santa Fe, breakfast at Skillets, lunch or drinks at Captain Woodys, time at The Salty Dog, golf for the guys, and massages or shopping for the girls. Shopping Coligny. Making family memories together!

Treks to the beach are easy with the beach cart, chairs and beach toys.

Edwin, who takes care of maintenance stopped in to check on things a couple times during the week. Kathy's cleaning crew had things spic and span on our arrival. Bill and Jackie have created a perfect comfortable home for a summer get away. They have put together great information for first time visitors and go the extra mile to make sure your stay is a good one! Look forward to another stay at Southwind!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bill Groth
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018


Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Hilton Head
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Coligny Plaza
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
South Carolina 278
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Coligny Plaza
Nearest Beach
225 Metres
just over the dune at the end of the street
Car: not necessary

10 houses, 250 yds to beach, 4 short block walk to Coligny Plaza.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, spa, basketball court, miniature golf, shuffleboard


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

$330-$770 per week additional if pool is heated.
Rates include 10% South Carolina and Hilton Head sales and accommodations taxes, linens and cleaning fee
Guests enjoy the use of four used bikes, a sit-on top kayak, numerous pool and beach toys, a good assortment of beach chairs and a cart to bring them back and forth to the beach; outdoor shuffle board court and a corn hole set.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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