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Oceanfront 80 + FIVE STAR REVIEWS - Daufuskie Island, SC Super Clean 2bd/2Ba

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Oversized Bedrooms 2 Large Bathrooms-Romantic or Family Friendly Sleeps 8

The 45 minute boat ride from nearby Hilton Head, Savannah or Bluffton makes the stress of the week peel away with the sea breezes and the smell of the ocean.

We have a new Ferry, Daufuskie Island Ferry, which leaves from Hilton Head at the foot of the bridge. Multiple daily runs. Or you can choose a private water taxi from Savannah or Bluffton.

Wind through the centuries old Live Oaks, pass the lush golf course greens on to your cottage. Unlock the door to be welcomed by a magnificent view of the Atlantic just steps away, not behind other cottages. No need to flip coins to see who gets the bigger room, both are the same size, each Large with two Queen beds and large private baths. Completely with hardwood floors and granite counters in the kitchen with a Caribbean flare.

Relax on the huge screened porch or walk on the wide beach or shady lanes. Explore the Marshes or the inlets by kayak or take a kayak tour of the marsh eco systems.

Ride Golf carts, fly kites, read books, write a book, make s'mores over a campfire, eat at some of the low country restaurants. Live music on the weekends! Lucy Belle's Cafe for breakfast and lunch, School Grounds-our new coffee shop located in the old schoolhouse where author, Pat Conroy taught.

The hardest thing to do on Daufuskie is to decide between walking or running the quiet, clean beach, reading a book, searching for the elusive alligator in the ponds, sighting the Bald Eagles or seasonal Sea Turtle eggs or exploring for historic relics such as Indian arrowheads from the Civil War and ruins from the plantation days.

Or you could visit the Silver Dew Pottery for a lesson and local souvenir. Or visit another famous artist in residence, Chase Allen of the Iron Fish Gallery, or the Island Museum for an education of the island or the Community Farm with it's adorable animals. Local artisans include Daufuskie Blues Textile Shop, Wine and Woodworking Shop, Yoga by Laura Winholt.

Set up a reservation to tour and taste at the Daufuskie Island Rum Distillery or visit the Wine and Woodworking Shop next to Freeport Marina.

Listen to live music at the local restaurants while sipping umbrella and boat drinks while watching people or the sunset.

Or just see what the island offers your senses.

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Call now 770-633-3054 to reserve or use the online reservations.

All international credit card users will incur a 3% additional fee.

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Amenities

Melrose on the Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If renting golf cart from cottage owner's third party vendor, the gas must be topped off prior to departure and picture of gas receipt sent via text.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Floorboards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Oversized vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Walk in closet
  • Outdoor Shower head for sandy bodies and toys.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Big Queen Bedrooms with private bathrooms and closets each with TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Beautiful professionally decorated Caribbean Atmosphere, One Story on stilts, Two Queen Beds/large bedrooms, private bathrooms with plenty of counter space, 20 x 14 foot screened porch with dining for 10 and Lane porch furniture, service cars only, walking, golf carts available to rent, biking. Minimum age limit for renters(28). RENTALS- Golf carts, Bikes, Kayaks, eco-tours. ACTIVITIES- Fly Fishing, Museums, Silver Dew Pottery, Iron Fish Gallery, Coffee Shop, local artisans, Equestrian Center, Golf, Breakfast Restaurant; Great local low country restaurants with entertainment on weekends, Rum Distillery, Sunbathing, Swimming, Sand castle building

Reviews

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Oceanfront 80 + FIVE STAR REVIEWS - Daufuskie Island, SC Super Clean 2bd/2Ba
average rating of 4.9506173 based on 82 reviews
5

The cottage is lovely....all the comforts of home and the views are nothing short of amazing.

  • 5 of 5

After reading The Water is Wide, a book by Pat Conroy based on his account of teaching the children on Daufuskie Island in the late sixties, we knew we wanted to visit. We began searching through the many rentals...several offering much the same ammenties, etc. we landed on this one. The difference was obvious....this cottage was managed by it's owner and the reviews were excellent. Truthfully, I was a little nervous about traveling to and staying on such a remote island...but Loretta, put all my fears to rest. Her hands on approach makes traveling to Daufuskie just as easy as the island breeze. She provides all information, contacts and helps with literally everything you will need to know to make your vacation at her cottage perfect. The cottage was very clean, the kitchen is stocked with absolutely every utensil, dish, pan you will need. The screen porch, with it's celing fans, comfy chairs and ocean view is a slice of Heaven on earth. Thank you, Loretta for sharing your vacation home and for all your assistance with making our anniversary trip perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aimee! You never mentioned you are a writer! You put your thoughts on "paper" so beautifully. I love the way you shared your fears of vacationing on a remote island. That's why I call it a civilized adventure. You proved, with forethought and preparation, groceries and maps in hand, you could cross the Calibogie Sound on the ferry or water taxi and meet "friendly natives" and not starve. The screen porch views almost match the solitary walks on the beach. But to get in the cart to discover the secret nooks and crannies of the island, meet the entrepreneurs and artists who run the restaurants and galleries and pet the blue eyed nanny goats at feeding time at the community farm, are almost as good as the startling natural beauty of Daufuskie. I enjoyed helping you. You are a delight to work with. D'Island will be waiting for your return
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Atlanta, Georgia
4

Gorgeous beach bungalow on funky Daufuskie Island!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of five had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Loretta’s sweet and well appointed beach home. The ocean views are stunning and we really enjoyed the tranquil pace and isolation of Daufuskie. We saw dolphins swimming close to shore at high tide and enjoyed walking around the old sea wall and searching for starfish and shells at low tide. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nan! I’ll look for your return. Loretta
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  • 4 of 5

good house and view. Easy to access. comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Loretta was wonderful and had a pivotal role in making this a special weekend for my now fiance! The accommodations were perfect, beach front view, and super fun on the golf cart. This island is very unique, having lots of history and things to do. Cool restaurants, a rum distillery, beaches, etc.! With that being said, I feel as though it's important to be upfront with regards to the conditions/state of the community that visitors are staying in. This property is located within Melrose, one of 3 communities on the island. Apparently Melrose is going through it's second bankruptcy, so the golf course, beachfront hotel, banquet hall, and restaurants were overgrown and falling apart except for a handful of the beach front homes. Crazy stories from the locals about the prior owners of the community, and the scandal that ensued! Although there was an eerie ghost town feel to the community, you could tell it was very nice at one point. I personally loved the privacy, and it definitely put out a vibe just in time for Halloween! I truly hope Melrose bounces back, but regardless, we'll be back! We have unforgettable history there!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nick, Thank you for the proposal picture, I wish you the best in planner no the wedding and your lives together. I'm glad I could help. Fall is always a quiet time on this small island as the high beach season is when it is it's busiest. As you said, the privacy of this time of year has its own benefits. Although it is sad to see the Melrose resort properties, such as the Golf course and Inn, in the state of bankruptcy, the independently owned cottage owners and their rental guests are not reliant upon the Resort for anything. As you found the restaurants and other fun things to explore and do on the island are enough to keep a long weekend or week stay, busy. I look forward to your return soon:-) Loretta
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Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Great house and great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy Anniversary Kathy! Thank you for this review. Loretta
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Lancaster, SC
5

Melrose Cottage is perfect for your Daufuskie adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Recently returned from a girls' trip to Daufuskie. We loved our time there and enjoyed our stay at Melrose Cottage. Loretta, the owner, was so patient and helpful in providing information and suggestions and the cottage was beautifully furnished and well maintained. The large screened porch overlooking the Atlantic is the perfect spot to begin and end your day. The island and her people captured our hearts. Thank you, Loretta, for sharing your beautiful island home with us. We will return!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Loretta
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Loretta

Our family lives in Atlanta, Georgia. We love to travel the world but always yearn to get to our favorite place, Daufuskie Island.

Loretta purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Loretta chose Melrose on the Beach

Daufuskie intrigued our business and vacation interests. We knew that owning a place where our family could go on a weekend that didn't stress us out with traffic jams, long restaurant lines, and t-shirt shops one after the other AND be on the Atlantic Ocean within 5 hours was a good investment in family time.

What makes this cottage unique

We chose Daufuskie because it does not have all the chaotic demands of the typical tourist communities. We felt we could truly relax with family and friends while enjoying an incredible island experience so close to home. The Atlantic Ocean views from our screened porch, bedroom and yard are spectacular. We hear the waves, watch the boaters and the seagulls while eating breakfast on the porch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to the Guest book for our Daufuskie Cottage.



We hope that you made memories and dream of your returns.
Sep 2008
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Map

Car: not necessary

CIVILIZED, yet no bridges. DAUFUSKIE ISLAND is a Barrier Sea Island within SIGHT of HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. and SAVANNAH, GA. Private water taxis or the county ferry are available.(call for details)

This well maintained cottage is oceanfront within Melrose on the Beach Plantation community. Great vacation for Families, Romantic Getaways. Golf carts, bikes and walkers dominate. STRESS-FREE.

Ferry Embarkation Center on Hilton Head Island is a 5 Hour Drive from Atlanta, Georgia; 45 minute drive from Savannah. 3-4 hour drive from Greenville , SC; 11 Hours from Columbus, Ohio.

Other Activities: Historic sites, Artist's gallery, pottery maker, Marshside Mama's, Daufuskie Crab House, Eagle's Nest, Melrose on the Beach, surf and pond fishing, kayaking, yoga, Saturday Farmer's Market. much more

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Departure Cleaning $142 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy is 30 days prior to reservation. No refund after 30 Days prior to reservation.
Golf cart is available to rent at $50 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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