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OCEANFRONT Villa with Awesome Views! Totally renovated for 2018! Book Now!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms + sofa bed, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4 to 6

This OCEANFRONT Harbor Island beauty has unparalleled views of the pristine Atlantic Ocean from your living room, master bedroom, & even the kitchen & dining room and is well supplied with all the comforts of home! Sit on your private balcony & enjoy the sounds of the ocean. Just steps to both of the private Cedar Reef pools or a short walk to the Harbor Island Swim & Racquet Club with its Olympic-size pool, tennis & basketball courts, fitness center, children's pool & playground, etc. (all for your personal use, free of charge).

Harbor Island is a gated community with immaculate, well-kept grounds, as well as 3 miles of white sandy beaches to walk or bike on. It was identified by 'Southern Living' magazine as one of the country's 'Top 10 Secret, Southern Beach Escapes'. It is located adjacent to Hunting Island State Park with its fabulous lighthouse. It is only 15 miles from charming Beaufort that you can explore & tour by car, on foot, by horse-drawn carriage, or pontoon boat.

For More Info or Reservations: Call or text the owners, Lisa & Jim Murphy, at (828) 817-9221.

Bike & Kayak Rentals!: Check out Barefoot Bubba's, located on Harbor Island, for bike and kayak rentals, as well as beach souvenirs. Ask for a 10% discount, as our guests, on all equipment rentals and/or purchases.

More Details

Lisa or Jim Murphy
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Saint Helena Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • The oceanfront master bedroom has a queen size bed from which you can watch the morning news and sip your first cup of coffee, all while viewing the sparkling ocean water as the sun comes up in the east. It also has a 32" flat screen TV. The guest bedroom has a full size bed as well as a twin bed & also its own flat screen TV - a great place for kids on a rainy day (which are few) or friends to enjoy. Both the master & guest bedrooms have their own private bathrooms. Linens are included.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The living room has all new furniture, including a pullout sofa bed, power reclining loveseat, & a 55" LCD flat-panel TV as well as Blue Ray DVD player. Kitchen is well-equipped, making this area of the villa very functional. The dining area has a very contemporary, glass-top table with bar-height chairs to maximize the oceanfront view. New bar-height deck furniture rounds out the main floor, as you look directly to the ocean, viewing the shrimp boats, the porpoises jumping, and very few people walking, fishing, or sunbathing on the white sandy beach. Departure cleaning is included for all rentals of 3 days or more. Saturday is normally the changeover day in the summer, but it can be negotiable. Long term renters are welcome. As owners, we try to spend as much time there as our schedule permits but would love to share it with you for several days, a week, or even longer! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!!


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OCEANFRONT Villa with Awesome Views! Totally renovated for 2018! Book Now!
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Morristown, TN

More Than Anticipated

  • 5 of 5

Before renting this property, we contacted the owner, who in turn sent us a DVD of the property and the surrounding area attractions as well as mailed us a map of the island and where the villa was. We were unsure of staying in a condominium thinking the beach would be would be very crowded. Upon arrival, the grounds of the island were beautiful and very well kept. The guards were friendly and helpful in giving directions to the exact location. The villa was extremely nice. The living room blinds could be opened at all times to take in the breathtaking view of the beach with the shrimp boats and the dolphins in the ocean.

Might I add that the master bedroom which was on the second floor had the same view. The beach was nice and probably had 20-30 people on it at any given time if that many. As far as area attractions, we went to Hunting Island State Park which was about a 5-7 min. drive and fished off the pier. We caught sharks, tarpons and whiting. We drove through the park to see the light house and visit the gift shop. Before going to Hunting Island, you must visit Barefoot Bubba's. This is a very fun gift shop where you can buy souvenir's and rent bicycles. Harbor Island Shop is next door and it has all the fishing supplies you will need with very helpful service. Next door to this is Johnson Creek Tavern where the locals go to eat. The food was great with a relaxed atmosphere. We visited Paris Island, Beaufort, Port Royal and Hilton Head. I would recommend Harbor Island to any one that wanted to get away to the beach for the beach because as far as small, quaint shops, there wasn't very many close by. We found live sand dollars on the ocean shore and the neighbors found star fish. There isn't a wide variety of shells but we didn't go for shells. I would go again and again if given a chance for a very peaceful and relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a joy to share our "little slice of paradise" (home-away-from-home) with others! We appreciate your feedback and welcome ideas to make your stay even more enjoyable. We want our guests to return again and again to kick back, relax, and enjoy!!!
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Amherst, Ohio


  • 4 of 5

We rented this property for my son's graduation from Marine Recruit Training at Parris Island. We didn't want to stay in a packed motel with loud obnoxious kids and parents who don't care. What a relief this property was! It was far enough away yet still close enough to still be convenient (20 minutes from Parris Island). The views from the back deck are amazing and the beach is beautiful and fun to explore at low tide. The condo was nice and clean and well kept with all the amenities that you would need. We would definitely rent this condo again and we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay on Harbor Island. This little island is a South Carolina gem; beautiful, charming, and quiet! We will definitely be returning and only to this condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How sweet of you! We definitely agree! We'll be anxiously awaiting your return!!!
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Charlotte, NC

Not Your Typical Beach and Glad of It

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Harbor Island. If you're looking for a beach that is beautiful and secluded this is it. Go left at the boardwalk and take the ten minute walk at dusk or drive to the end of the island and follow the path to the beach because the sunsets are amazing. Take a right in the mornings and you will find beach scenery that you probably have not seen before. It is like a living island. The beach out at the point changes from day to day.

The villa was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. All the beds were comfortable. The view from the balcony is just as advertised...amazing. This villa is conveniently located between two smaller swimming pools with a larger one across the street. Unfortunately, the large pool was closed the first four days we were there because of some "accidents" in the pool, but when did get to swim there, the view from it was beautiful. The owners were very pleasant and helpful.

Harbor Island is at the beginning of St. Helena Sound and it faces northeast not east. The result is that there are no waves to ride. It's one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen, but it is also very quiet like the Gulf of Mexico. We had a hard time hearing the ocean from the villa. If you want to ride waves, boogie boards, etc.,I would highly recommend going to Hunting Island State Park which is just a mile drive away. It costs $5 per adult and $3 per child per day. Hunting Island is absolutely stunning, thick woods and palm trees everywhere. It has a lighthouse you can climb and crashing waves to ride.

They offer a pass and if you go four or more times, it pays for itself. The property management company that the owners use has one of these passes for guests of their clients. You have to ask for it, it's not advertised. Someone asked for it before we got there and we did not get it until Friday. Call them ahead of time to reserve it because whoever has it can keep it and use it all week.

We went to Boondocks for crab night and it was really good. The Upper Crust pizza place in Beaufort was great to. Beaufort is like a mini Charleston or Savannah...lots of beautiful old homes. It was worth the drive for one of our afternoons.

I would definately recommend this property to those who are looking for a beautiful and secluded beach. It's perfect for families with young children who would like a very calm ocean I'm glad that Hunting Island was right there. My kids are teenagers who love to ride waves.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Great Harbor Island View and Very Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

In the past 2 years we have stayed in 5 different Cedar Reef condos on Harbor Island in buildings B, C, D and K – both one and two bedroom units. This condo was by far the most comfortable. The owner and rental agency were both attentive and receptive to questions and requests. After my first two experiences I started to bring my own kitchen items, but I didn’t even unpack them in this unit as it had everything I needed.

This unit has a true ocean view and the morning sun shines on the deck and in the master window making for a spectacular start to your day. As the sun goes down you can sit on the deck and look at the start or take your binoculars or telescope and watch the shrimpers out for the evening catch. Even though the ocean is over the dunes, you can still fall asleep to the sound of the waves.

We go to Harbor Island primarily for the shore birds, ocean critters and walking along the shoreline for miles and miles at low tide with nary a soul in sight. It is also a great place to take the kids as the “ocean” is friendlier than some other beaches.

All-and-all if you are looking to rent a condo on Harbor Island this one is a great full ocean facing location, a good value, comfortable, and hassle free.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We truly try to keep "Almost Heaven" as comfortable and well-equipped as possible so that both we and our guests see it as their "home away from home"! Whether it's a short or long term stay, repeat guest (which we have several who keep coming back) or first timer, we want you to enjoy our "little slice of paradise" as much as we enjoy it and enjoying sharing it with you!
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Loved it! Very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was exactly as we expected. Very clean, quiet, relaxing and RIGHT on the beach. The pool was wonderful as it was still hot out this week. We visited Hunting Island, Savannah, Charleston, Beaufort and the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Although there were plenty of places to visit, it was so nice to just relax on the waterfront deck and read.

Everyone was helpful, getting there was easy and there were many restaurant choices within a short drive.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Savannah, GA or Charleston, SC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Johnson Creek Tavern
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I-95 & Hwy. 17 or I-95 & Hwy. 21
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Johnson Creek Tavern
Nearest Beach
Right there - Villa is OCEANFRONT
Car: necessary

Harbor Island is a private, secluded beach resort gated community (with 24-hour security) located approximately 15 miles from downtown Beaufort, SC. There are lots of activities within walking distance of the villa for those who wish to spend most of their time on the island, including walking or bike riding on the beach, swimming (in the ocean or one of 4 pools), basketball, tennis, shuffleboard, playground, fitness center, etc.

Adjacent Hunting Island State Park lies between Harbor Island & Fripp Island. Hunting Island State Park has a fabulous lighthouse to climb, fishing pier, nature center, beaches, & wooded trails for hiking.

Charming, nearby Beaufort is fun to explore & tour by car, on foot, by horse-drawn carriage, or pontoon boat.

Hilton Head Island & Bluffton are within an hour's drive and provide a wonderful outlet mall shopping meca.

Harbor Island lies approximately halfway between historic Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA, which make wonderful day-trips!

Other Activities: Neighboring Hunting Island State Park with lighthouse, fishing pier, nature center, beaches, and wooded trails!

Carriage rides or pontoon boat sightseeing tours in Beaufort! As well as lots of quaint shops, fabulous restaurants, fantastic waterfront park, etc.!




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Rentals of 3 days or more include departure cleaning. Taxes (10%) & gate pass ($11 per night or $70 per week) are additional.
Great place to kick back and relax all year long! Get your preferred week! Book Now for Summer, Fall, Spring, &/or Winter!!!
Preference given to Saturday to Saturday rentals in the summer.
Long-term rentals are available. Check with owner for details and pricing.

Typically reservations are confirmed with a deposit of 30% of the gross rental amount paid on a credit card - balance is then due upon arrival. Arrangements can be made if guests prefer to pay by cash or check or debit card. Check with owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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