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

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Hilton Head Island House Rental Photos and Description

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) to the 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 find one pleasant surprise after another. The elegantly appointed formal dining and living rooms will draw you 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. Every view is spectacular! This section of Palmetto Dunes features large lots with excellent separation from your neighbors. Our lovely lagoon is home to several gators, turtles, heron, egrets & wood storks. Unlike most rental properties, you also have use of our garage with keyless touchpad entry. Our home is located within the security gate of the resort and our street is very quiet (no thru traffic).

This is a luxury rental with three king master bedroom suites and one queen bedroom. Each bedroom has a private bath (4 hair dryers provided, walk-in closets and good separation for peace & quiet). 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 grandkids 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 welcome families & children to our home! During your stay, please enjoy our pool with many toys, as well as beach toys & chairs. We have 3 pack 'n plays (your sheets), a high chair & 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. The dry bar in the living room contains a full compliment of glass & barware. Kayak, canoe & bike rental is 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. 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 from many restaurants and summer fireworks on Tuesdays. Take the complimentary Dunes Buggy and avoid looking for a parking place.

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 and more photos. We look forward to having you and your family & friends enjoy our wonderful Hilton Head Island vacation home. PURA VIDA!

Keywords: Private Home, House

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Judy Knelly or Michael Phipps
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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 150,000 miles on his bike and 15,000 running (lifetime). Judy has her Real Estate license, loves to cook and vacation on HHI, but mostly they both love spending time with their two grandchildren Evan & Gracie.

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.

Judy Knelly or Michael Phipps purchased this house in 2008

Why Judy Knelly or Michael Phipps chose South Carolina

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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Beautiful Family or Adult Home near Beach & Golf in Gated Community
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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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinez, Georgia

This house is extraordina...

  • 5 of 5

This house is extraordinary. Our company from England and we were overwhelmed by the whole house. You could not ask for a better location or amenities. The booklet that is provided about Hilton Head was very helpful. The renters are easily accessible from day one. We will definitely rent this home again and highly recommended it.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place to stay in...

  • 5 of 5

The best place to stay in Hilton Head!!

We could not have asked for better!

The girls loved the pool and the bikes!

We definitely will be back for years to come!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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. Private beach access for Palmetto Dunes guests with snacks, deck & restrooms (limited parking available) or at the Dunes House beachfront casual bar/restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Hilton Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 18 2016 - Dec 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016/2017
Dec 4 2016 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Departure Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

We do have attractive discounts for longer term rentals. Please call for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Sinks and vanity area.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink vanity
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Other (See Description) - We have a queen and twin air bed for small children.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • 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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