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Condo on the Water at Shelter Cove Harbour!

78 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


Shelter Cove Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Shelter Cove Villa. Completely Renovated. Well-Appointed, Perfectly Situated Unit. This bright and airy second-floor Harbourside I villa offers AMAZING HARBOR VIEWS from its balcony. Shelter Cove is a Mediterranean-style village located on the harbor across the street from Palmetto Dunes. More than a dozen restaurants and boutiques line the beautifully landscaped marina, where you can walk to breakfast, lunch or dinner; enjoy live music; shop; rent a boat or a kayak or book a fishing or a sightseeing excursion. Or just kick back, enjoy your wine or coffee, throw fish or steaks on the grill, all-the-while enjoying the incredible sunset views amongst the bright flowers and host of private yachts.

Best of both worlds: Shelter Cove offers everything from fine dining to family-orientated water-front cafes and Mexican fare. Guests of this villa can walk downstairs for a cup of coffee glass of wine at Bistro 17, enjoy a white-tablecloth meal inside at La Fontana, take advantage of great Happy Hour offerings at La Fontana Waterfront Grille or catch spectacular sunset dining views at outdoor tables at Scott's or the Ella's Marina Restaurant, all within sight of the villa. On Tuesday nights, the balcony is the place to be as Shelter Cove becomes the island's most popular destination with free live music and fireworks. But all back to peace and quiet by 10:00 p.m. Fun and relaxing at the same time: The best of both worlds.

Completely Renovated: The bright and airy second-floor villa has floor-to-ceiling windows; a newly renovated kitchen with granite, tumbled stone and European stainless-steel appliances; tile floors throughout the common area; newly carpeted bedrooms, and updated bathrooms. The master bedroom with a king-sized bed overlooks the harbor, while the front bedroom, with two full-sized beds, overlooks the pool area. The den has a huge 50' Panasonic flat-screen plasma TV with an advanced-component sound system that includes AppleTV and iPod/mp3 player hookups, so you can listen to your own music on this awesome system. The dining room table seats six, while the breakfast bar accommodates another three for meals. An outdoor high-top table on the covered balcony is the best location for sunset gatherings or early-morning coffee. Overall, the upscale decor has a beach theme using sunset colors, wicker, glass and a mix of light woods against newly painted neutral walls. Calm and relaxing feel, through and through.

So much to do...without a car: Nowhere on the island offers more to do, without driving anywhere! Enjoy the building's private pool, located within the gated grounds. And since Shelter Cove is part of Palmetto Dunes, guests have access to Palmetto Dunes for beach, golf (2 courses) and tennis (fees apply for golf & tennis). Guests also have use of the owner's four new 26' beach bikes for the duration of their stay. Beach access for Shelter Cove guests is a one-mile bike ride away along paths under 278 and through Palmetto Dunes, or it can be accessed by car or the Palmetto Dunes Beach Buggy. The Buggy is a free shuttle service available to Shelter Cove guests during season that takes you to the beach, the grocery store or the mall, so you don't have to step foot in your car from the time you arrive until you are ready to depart. Within five minute walk from the villa, you have access to dining, entertainment, canoeing, kayaking, dolphin cruise, sunset cruise, dinner cruise, charter fishing and much much more!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Byron Ackerman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016
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Why Byron Ackerman chose Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove can be so many different things--all depending on your mood: It's Festive and Fun; or it's Quiet and Romantic; or it's an Adventure on the water; or... And you get to change your mind every day about what you want it to be.

What makes this condo unique

Terrific mid-island location in Palmetto Dunes Plantation. Bike/walking paths everywhere. On-the-water location. Restaurants and shops all around in a Mediterranean Village setting, Palmetto Dunes 'Dunes Buggy' for free transportation--many guests don't get back into their cars until it's time to leave the island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the condo for a week. The place was big, clean, and had everything we needed. The view was wonderful! The owner was great to work with and answered my many questions.

jc, Newnan, GA
Jun 2012
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Condo on the Water at Shelter Cove Harbour!
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Our favorite vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay in this condo, and we don't plan to stay anywhere else! My family of 5 loves Shelter Cove, and my children have picked this spot multiple times over Disney World. The condo is well maintained and very clean. Everything we need is easily accessible, and we rarely get in the car once we arrive to the condo (we even ride bikes to the grocery store). We enjoy biking all over the island - as much as 15 miles in an afternoon. The restaurant selection in Shelter Cove is great - there is something for everyone. Mr. Ackerman has always answered any questions we have had promptly, and we have had no unresolved concerns during any of our stays. We are already discussing our next vacation to Hilton Head. I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Week

  • 5 of 5

This destination is a great place to relax and enjoy yourself.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun filled week!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is in a great location for everything. The pool is right outside the door. The fireworks were straight off the balcony and beautiful. Everything we needed for the week was provided. The grill was very convenient to have available. All week and even with all the activity around for Tuesday night fireworks the unit was very quiet. The marina is beautiful and it was very nice to sit on the balcony and watch the people coming and going on their boats. We had family at the Disney resort across the bridge so this condo was the perfect location for a quick walk to see them at Disney's Hilton Head Resort. We had some questions about operating a couple items upon arrival and the next day. A phone call to Byron took care of it all, either remotely or walking me through the directions. We had excellent service from Byron. The unit was very clean and comfortable. The pool was a nice temperature. We did not use the bikes on this trip but if we return we will definitely do that. We also did not use the shuttle but that is a great amenity. The rental process was easy and Byron answered all my questions from the get go. The staff was coming in when we checked out and she was very professional and pleasant. Would definitely stay here in the future and recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the Comforts of Home and Best View of Fireworks!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Hilton Head and we loved it! This condo was comfortable and had everything you would need. We loved using the bikes and the fancy grill! The view for the Tuesday night fireworks was the best possible. The buggy service was so convenient for getting to the beach. And kayaking right from Shelter Cove was easy and enjoyable. We saw dolphins jumping near us kayaking.....amazing experience! Byron covered all questions we could possibly have and made the process smooth.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Byron truly makes the rental process very easy from start to finish.

The condo is well furnished for all activities, movies, biking, and just chilling.

It is in a convenient location to all beach activities, restaurants, shopping and grocery stores.

Highly recommended for all for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Hilton Head Location

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay in this condo. We had one very minor issue. Byron responded quickly. We had a great week. The condo has everything you could want. It is in a great location on Hilton Head. It was nice having beach chairs and umbrella available for our use. Would defininitely rent again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Hilton Head
Nearest Restaurant
Bistro 17
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
Palmetto Dunes
Nearest Point of Interest
Disney Hilton Head Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Disney Beach House
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Park your car--you don't need it! Get everywhere you want to go via bike/walking path or the FREE Palmetto Dunes Buggy.


Rates & Availability

Shelter Cove Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Value Season
Oct 17 2016 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Sports Season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer Season
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Snowbirds: I do monthly rentals for the months of JANUARY AND FEBRUARY ONLY. Rate for January or February is $2100/month. Holiday weeks (Thanksgiving and Christmas) and Heritage Golf week are full summer rates.

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Shelter Cove Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 double
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Four Brand new bikes!!! Free to use while you are here. Bikes are the best way to really enjoy our beautiful Island.

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