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Beautiful Family or Adult Home near Beach & Golf in Gated Community

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is possibly the only rental property available in Palmetto Dunes that is a 10 minute walk (5 minute bike ride or drive) to the beautiful 3 mile Palmetto Dunes beach AND is on a lagoon with a private dock AND has a view of the 2nd hole of the Fazio golf course! We are situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a no-through traffic street at 34 Heath Drive.

From the moment you step into the vaulted entry way, you'll be drawn to our open, flowing main floor and will find one pleasant surprise after another. The elegantly appointed formal dining and living rooms offer additional living space not common to many vacation homes. You'll be drawn to the spacious family room with incredible views of your deck, patio, pool & spa. This isn't a typical vacation feels like your home-away-from-home during your stay. From the family room, you'll find a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and informal dining area. Vaulted ceilings and open floor plan give you and your guests room to spread out. Every view is spectacular! This section of Palmetto Dunes features large lots with excellent separation from your neighbors. Our lovely lagoon is home to gators, turtles, heron, egrets, woodpeckers, owls & wood storks. If you look closely and a patient, you'll have a great view of a Heron nest in the tall pines directly across the lagoon from our house. Unlike most rental properties, you also have use of our garage with keyless touchpad entry. Our home is located within the security gate of Palmetto Dunes resort. The Inverness Neighborhood of Palmetto Dunes is surrounded by the 11 mile lagoon system and situated away from the busy streets in other Palmetto Dunes neighborhoods. Heath Drive is very quiet (no thru traffic) street and we are located on a cul-de-sac which allows further privacy.

Our lovely vacation home offers guests three king master bedroom suites and one queen bedroom, each with a private bath and large closet space. The bedrooms are well-seperated for privacy We also provide a full size and a twin size air bed for children. The maximum ADULT occupancy is 8. The twin fits in an alcove in the master closet with lots of room to spare! Our grandchildren love to 'camp out' there. The master suite features French doors to a private deck & a large master bath with a jetted corner tub and oversize shower with spectacular views. There is also one queen guest bedroom on the first floor. As you can see in our photos this home (3200 square feet) is beautifully furnished & professionally decorated. Our master suites have been redecorated and feature new king mattresses. Master bathrooms both have double sinks. PLEASE NOTE: maximum of 8 adults. We spend winters here and take great care to do deep cleaning of carpets and bedding. We want your family, friends and guests to have an excellent experience and are quick to address any concerns you have during your stay. We provide our guests with tons of Hilton Head and Low Country information and are happy to suggest our favorite things to do.

We welcome families & children to our home! During your stay, please enjoy our full size pool with many toys for the children. When you can tear your family away from the pool, head to the beach! Pack our tote with our umbrella,beach chairs, sand toys and boogie boards and head off to the beach. If you are up to cooking, we have a gas grille, picnic supplies and room the whole family for dinner by the pool. Bathing suits allowed!

We aere well equiped for you younger guests, and supply two pack 'n plays (your sheets), a high chair & an umbrella stroller a full size Peg Perego stroller. Fishing from our private dock is permitted. We provide family games, cards & a poker set as well as DVD, CD & VCR players. For adults, the dry bar in the living room contains a full compliment of glasses, shakers & barware. Kayak, canoe & bike rentals are nearby at Palmetto Dunes Outfitters where you can launch into the 11 mile lagoon system that offers a unique view of the Dunes as it wanders through the homes & golf courses of the resort. Kayaks cannot be launched from our private dock on the lagoon) The fitness center in the nearby Marriott Ocean Front Resort offers weekly access at reasonable rates. Beach access is conveniently located through the Disney Beach Resort or the Dunes House in Palmetto Dunes where you'll find bike racks, limited parking, decks, restrooms & a snack bar. Relax at the Omni Beachfront Resort which offers full spa services at the Ocean Tides Spa just minutes from your front door. The Coastal Discovery museum and Pinckney Island (National Wildlife Refuge) are great places to explore.

Palmetto Dunes amenities are among the finest on Hilton Head Island. This property is conveniently located to all of them! Enjoy 3 miles of spotless beach, or choose from a world class tennis facility and three championship golf courses. Unique to Palmetto Dunes also is an 11 mile lagoon system. Shelter Cove is Palmetto Dunes' deepwater access. Boat & kayak trips on Broad Creek and to many destinations depart from here. There is great shopping, scenic views of the harbour, shopping & restaurants. Summers offer outdoor family entertainment & fireworks on Tuesdays. Take the complimentary Dunes Buggy and avoid looking for a parking place. Renovations and improvements are nearing completion at the Mall at Shelter Cove. The addition of a beautiful Kroegers and Whole Foods Market, as well as many shops & restaurants, have made the Mall a great place to shop, eat and enjoy the beautiful walking paths that border Broad Creek.

We are golfers and have played most courses on & near the Island. We are happy to suggest our favorites. Palmetto Dunes often offers complimentary golf & tennis clinics, too. We know you'll love Hilton Head Island and hope you'll visit soon!

Please call the owners direct at first number listed below (cell phone) for further information. We look forward to having you and your family & friends enjoy our wonderful Hilton Head Island vacation home. PURA VIDA!

Keywords: Private Home, House, Palmetto Dunes, Family, Golf, Tennis, Resort

More Details

Judy Knelly or Michael Phipps
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Judy Knelly or Michael Phipps

Since our family has been vacationing on HHI since 1982, it was finally time to take the leap into vacation home ownership. We enjoy all the wonderful amenities offered by the Low Country, HHI & Palmetto Dunes and look forward to sharing our little piece of heaven on earth with you and your family & guests.

Wayne & Judy live in Pennsylvania and work at Sugarloaf Golf Club. Wayne is an avid cyclist and runner and this year logged over 170,000 miles on his bike and 17,000 running (lifetime). Wayne is beginning his first year in semi-retirement. In addition to her duties at the golf course, Judy has her Real Estate license, loves to cook and is an avid winemaker. Their son Patrick and his wife Michelle are continuing the family tradition of vacationing on Hilton Head Island. Together, Wayne & Judy's greatest joy is spending time with their two grandchildren Evan & Gracie. who also love to visit the beach house.

Linda & Mike are from West Virginia (Wayne & Linda are sister & brother ~ Judy & Mike call themselves 'the outlaws' instead of the in-laws). Mike is a retired mining engineer & Linda is a tax preparer. Mike is an avid hunter and Linda is the decorator of the family. They spend most of their free time with their two children Christine & Michelle and seven grandchildren Aly, Bailey, Josie, Taygen, Kayla, Eric & Andrew. They recently were blessed with their first great granddaughter.

Together with Wayne & Linda's parents and our family friends, we have enjoyed many years vacationing here and have been blessed with so many wonderful memories of Hilton Head.

Judy Knelly or Michael Phipps purchased this house in 2008

Why Judy Knelly or Michael Phipps chose Hilton Head Island

When we walked in the front door of this house for the first time, we were all speechless. The open floor plan, beautiful decor and gorgeous pool area were icing on the cake. This house was more than we ever thought we'd find under one roof.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Judy,

We had a fantastic time in your beautiful home. It worked out perfect. We enjoyed the short walk to the beach and it was beautiful weather. The alligator was fun to watch and the turtles were all over each other. We did not use the hot tub not enough time to work it in as we kept too busy.

Thank you for sharing your home we tried to take very good care of it and it was so easy to get in out with the code.. Thanks again

Have a great summer.

Apr 2010
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Hilton Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Sinks and vanity area.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink vanity
  • All bedrooms feature private bath. There is a shower near the pool area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New carpet in 2016
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Carpet 2016
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , New carpet 2016
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , New Carpet 2016
    Other (See Description) - We have an airbed for children & 2 pac n plays.
  • King size beds (3). One master bedroom on 1st floor. One master bedroom on third floor. Queen size Beds (1). One queen guest bedroom on 1st floor. One king size bedroom on second floor. Two pack-n-play available. Please bring your own sheets for pack-n-plays. ***Maximum of 8 adults! One queen & one twin air mattress available for children. Please bring your own sheets for air beds. Linens supplied for beds. Please note: we vacation at the house often and wash & launder all mattress pads and bedding several times a year. Bedspreads are dry cleaned annually. Extra pillows and blankets are provided in each room. Please bring extra pillowcases if you plan to use them.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Luxuriously furnished. Hair dryers provided in each bathroom. One queen-size & one twin-size inflatable beds available (bring your own sheets). High Chair provided. Peg Perego stroller provided. Pac 'n play provided (bring your own sheets). Private dock on Lagoon. Asstd beach chairs, umbrella and beach & pool toys provided.


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Beautiful Family or Adult Home near Beach & Golf in Gated Community
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home located in a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood, just a 5-10 min walk from the beach. Judy was very easy to work with. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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North Little Rock, AR

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spots for our golf foursome. Location is near lots of golf courses and eateries. The house is wonderful with 4 Br/4 baths so everyone is taken care of. Nice TV room with view of lagoon in the back yard. Pool and hot tub helped relax at the end of the day. Would do again in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 2 of 5

Audio/Video equipment is circa 1995. As long as you don't place value on live television or movies while you vacation this place is for you. Not possible to watch a live television show without getting a significant portion of picture cropped due to the lack of HD service. #unacceptable

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Visit

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house which is the reason we booked it for a 2nd trip. However, the pool and sauna were dirty and we never got to swim in it even though we paid the $300 pool heating fee. Is there a way we can be refunded the $300. Otherwise the stay was excellent as always! We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmond, OK

A Perfect Week!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this wonderful house mostly because we were going to be having our first beach vacation with our new grandchild. The owners listed lots of baby gear available (pack and plays, strollers, and a high chair). All of it was used, and made traveling so much easier for our son and daughter-in-law. The house itself was just perfect for our needs. Each bedroom had its own space with a private bath, and all rooms had gorgeous views!! The pool area is unique in that you also have a great view of the lagoon and the golf course. We grilled one night with other relatives, and had plenty of seating outside for everyone!! The walk to the beach was easy, so you don't have to drive and park unless you are toting lots of gear. Also, the fleet of bikes in the garage is amazing!! We would definitely rent this again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naperville, IL

Top Notch!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July of 2009 and had a wonderful time. The house was perfect for our large family and everything was clean and well taken care of. We would highly reccommend this rental to families. The views from the pool were excellent. Overall a very unique property in Palmetto Dunes because of the pool with hot tub, views and privacy, short walk to the beach, and the bikes.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arthur's Grill
American Restaurant
HH Prime
Seafood Restaurant
George Fazio Golf Course
Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Pisces Seafood - Steak - Sushi
Seafood Restaurant
Flora's Italian Cafe
Italian Restaurant
The Lucky Rooster Kitchen and Bar
American Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Big Jim's BBQ, Burgers & Pizza
American Restaurant
Bullies BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Stacks Pancakes of Hilton Head
Breakfast Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Duck Donuts
Donut Shop
Gruby's New York Deli
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Ruan Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
The Dunes House
American Restaurant
Santa Fe Cafe
Sea Grass Grille
Seafood Restaurant
Alfred's Restaurant
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Nick's Steak and Seafood
American Restaurant
Mediterranean Harbour Bar and Grill
Mediterranean Restaurant
San Miguel's Mexican
Mexican Restaurant
Bucci's Italian Cuisine
Southern Italian Restaurant
Shelter Cove Harbour
Bistro 17
French Restaurant
Scott's Fish Market Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
ELA'S Blu Water Grille
Seafood Restaurant
Brickyard Pub
American Restaurant
World of Beer
Jane Bistro and Bar
American Restaurant
Wayback Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
New York City Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Poseidon Coastal Cuisine
Seafood Restaurant
Hickory Tavern
Pomodori Italian Eatery
Italian Restaurant
Giuseppi's Pizza & Pasta
Italian Restaurant
The Village at Wexford
Charlie's L'etoile Verte
French Restaurant
Ombra Cucina Rustica
Italian Restaurant
Java Burrito Company
Mexican Restaurant
British Open Pub
Mexican Restaurant
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse
Steak House
The Jazz Corner
Jazz Club
Crane's Tavern & Steakhouse
Steak House
Hinoki Japanese Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana
Fine Dining Restaurant
Catch 22
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Hilton Head
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Oceanfront Omni Hotel
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Fazio, Trent Jones, Arthur Hills
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
278 William Hilton Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Oceanfront Omni Resort, Alexander's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Palmetto Dunes
Car: recommended

Palmetto Dunes offers the perfect golf, tennis and/or family escape! Rated #1 for Family Vacations by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Check website for complimentary golf & tennis clinics. 3 miles of pristine beach, 11 mile lagoon system for canoeing & kayaking plus miles of bike paths. Bring your beach towels! Complimentary 'Dunes Buggy' for transportation throughout resort. Tuesday fireworks & live entertainment in Shelter Cove. Live beach entertainment at nearby Shorehouse at the Omni Hotel Beachfront Resort. Beach access for Palmetto Dunes guests with snacks, deck & restrooms (parking available) or at the Dunes House beachfront casual bar/restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Departure Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Optional Pool/Spa Heat $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Our preferred payment method is by check. PayPal is available; however, please note that PayPal fee of 2.9% will be added to your invoice.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.