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Walk to Beach and Coligny Plaza - beautiful interior, pool and hot tub

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights


North Forest Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

With the recent addition of a 40 foot heated pool / spa and new furniture, The Happy Heron is the perfect family vacation home. Additional remodels / updates this fall '10 include: (i) Remodeled / tiled bathroom and shower, (ii) updated kitchen, (iii) paint throughout, (iv) laminate hardwood in all bedrooms (v) installation of central dehumidifier. The Happy Heron is the 5th house from the ocean and the front yard connects to the bike path that covers the entire eastern portion of HHI. Just five blocks to Coligny Plaza (60+ shops/restaurants and grocery store), 220 steps to your own semi-private beach, or short walk or bike ride to miniature golf and waterpark, The Happy Heron is a destination, where you don't have to get back in your car once you've arrived.

This beach house comes furnished with TV's in each room, most every board and card game known to man (and child), an extensive movie collection and dedicated arts & crafts area for the kids. Two large separated living areas offer the perfect amount of peace and quiet for the adults and kids, and the single-story ranch floor plan avoids any cumbersome stairs. A combined kitchen and dining area offers the perfect place to hang out, and the kitchen table seats 10 comfortably. The house furnishings have been recently updated, with a 'Pottery Barn' look and feel throughout. This is the perfect home for two families or one family bringing along the Grandparents for a great Family Vacation. It would also be great for three couples. Great for family vacations and snowbirds as the kitchens are exceptionally stocked and furnished for large family/holiday meals and long term stays.

The large kitchen spills into the recently updated outside living area (1300 sq ft) which includes one of the largest pools & spas in NFB, an abundance of deck space and 6’ privacy fence. The street is lined with a canopy of oak trees, and the front of the house insulated by a city-zoned park, promoting one of the most peaceful sections of North Forest Beach.

Address: 12 Heron Street, HHI, SC 29928

In summary:

• Three Bedrooms – 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Sets of Bunks (4 Beds)

• Sleeper Sofa in large living room

• Two Separate Living Areas (Living Room and Den), both with large TV’s and plenty of seating area (119 channels of cable)

• Fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer

• Two full baths

• 220 Steps to the Sand (5th House from Beach)

• Five blocks to Coligny Plaza… bike path access just steps outside of front door

• 40’ Heated Pool and 8’ Hot Tub (Spa)

• 1300 Square feet of private outdoor living area (decking, furniture and bike rack)

• Free wireless internet

• Golf Packages available at additional cost

Guest Convenience: We've hired a management company to make sure that the house is cleaned, you have fresh towels and linens prior to your arrival, and the pool and surrounding areas are ready for your enjoyment. If you need any assistance while you are staying in our home, they are there to help. We have covered the expense of this benefit; thus, no cost to our guest.

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2016
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About The Owner

We've always loved the beach and have been 'beach people'. It probably dates back many years when my parents took our family to Litchfield (S. Myrtle) each summer, where we rented a house, and did everything beach... ride waves, build sand castles, steam crabs, and enjoy spending time with family. I met my wife on another beach, Manhattan Beach (Los Angeles) playing beach volleyball. When we moved back to the East Coast, we always knew we wanted a beach house, and Hilton Head, specifcally, North Forest Beach was a perfect fit.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Hilton Head

There's no better place than Hilton Head for a beach vacation or golf trip:

-beautiful beaches

-close to Atlanta

-many, many golf courses

-plenty of tennis courts

-quiet and peaceful

-super nice people

-an established Island with plenty of shopping and fun things to do

What makes this house unique

We absolutely love our beach home (The Happy Heron), as it's conviently located on Heron Street. It's a single story (no stairs) with plenty of room for two families, and the two living rooms (dens) are set-up perfectly to give the kids and adults plenty of quiet time. We've put some serious focus into the backyard, and converted it into a private oasis... 1300 sq ft of deck, with a 40' pool (salt) and an 8 person hot tub. If you're looking for a quiet nights sleep, you're going to the right place, as the house is insulated with a town-zoned park (4.5 acres). Hilton Head is known for it's bike paths, and our front yard empties onto a path that will take you for miles, from Sea Pines to Port Royal. Finally, when you just don't want to cook, walk a short 5 blocks and you're in the downtown of Hilton Head, Coligny, and ready to enjoy 60+ shops and restaurants.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Walk to Beach and Coligny Plaza - beautiful interior, pool and hot tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Happy Heron for 17 days in September. It was a great beach house. It had been very nicely remodeled inside. The house had a lot to offer: the pool and hot tub which were cleaned twice a week and had plenty of pool furniture; exactly 5 minute walk to a quiet beach; everything in the house worked; NO STEPS; very clean; nicely furnished and in a very quiet established residential area near Coligny. The best part was that the owners lived on the island. Would not hesitate to rent this home again. Thanks Margo and Jim.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was perfect for our vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, well equipped and relaxing. The landscaping in the front could have been more well kept, but it was nothing we couldn't work around as we mostly used the door by the pool. I could not recommend this property more! It was everything we needed for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Unfortunately you arrived right on the heels of a tropical storm that blew debris all over the island. The yard crews did their best to clean up as fast as they could. It just took a few days to get to every home. All is cleaned up now!
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Perfect vacation House

  • 5 of 5

First time staying at this house but booked others with Jim/Margot. They are always just a phone call , text or email away very responsive. Perfect location to beach or Coligney plaza.Thank you again for another unforgettable Vacation.


Girard, Ohio

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roswell GA

Awesome vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Happy Heron this past September and absolutely loved it. Next time we will bring another family with us! Our favorite part was the location. We were able to ride our bikes everywhere. Super close to the ocean, close to tennis @ Van Der Meer, close by to amazing restaurants, great Piggly Wiggly (with Boarshead meat for sandwiches!). Perfect size for a couple of families. Loved the large dining area. The pool was awesome to freshen up after the beach. Suggest Watusi for breakfast. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tigerville, SC, USA

Happy Heron was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and my wife's 3 year cancer free anniversary and wanted something quiet but close to the beach...this house had it all...well kept, beautiful interior, walked into the master suite and felt like I was at a luxury hotel.. My wife and I have traveled all over the world and just thought to keep it local this was the right decision...

The beach is right there without all the noise of people walking by your house...perfect

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenfield, Indiana

The Happy Heron was Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was a second Winter to stay at The Happy Herron, and will return in 2015. Pictures cannot describe how beautiful this home is. The pool area is where you will be at the MOST, unless you are at the beach which is ONLY 5 homes away. The home is immaculate. A rain day in the Happy Herron is a good day! They have ALL types of games and activities for you to use. They also have a LARGE(over 100) vcr tapes....for your use.

Many restraunts close at Coligny Square along with grocery stores. Ideal for anyone who wants some special time at the beach.

I am a Snow Bird and it will be our 3rd year there.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hilton Head Island Airport
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Volleyball
Nearest Point of Interest
Outlet Mall (Shop-A-Holics Welcome)
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike Path

Hilton Head Island is the home of the nationally renowned Harbourtown Lighthouse and the best golf and tennis in the country. Located on North Forest Beach on Hilton Head Island, the home is in a very private residential area. Access to the beach is very limited so it is never crowded. A short walk takes you to shopping and many different restaurants. The island area has many golf courses, tennis, fitness centers, two outlet malls, four star restaurants, and many national retailers. Grocery shopping is very economical and there are many choices if you choose to cook in. A one hour drive takes you to beautiful Savannah or Beaufort, both historical cities with beautiful antebellum homes. Two hours takes you to Charleston.


Rates & Availability

North Forest Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Reservation fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

A $500 damage deposit check must be sent to manager to complete reservation. Check will not be cashed unless there is damage during the stay and will be destroyed after departure inspection.
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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North Forest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) McRoskey King Mattress, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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