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Michael Abelson

Member since: 2005
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'Dolphin Lookout™' Ocean Front Incredible View - 5 Stars Villamare - Abelson

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

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Hilton Head Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

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

Welcome to “Dolphin Lookout™,' where you can actually see the dolphins as they swim by in the ocean. This spectacular view is the actual view of the ocean, beach, and pool that you will see from both of your bedrooms, your living room, and your two balconies as a guest in this fantastic villa. In fact, the view you will see is actually closer than the picture shows it to be, since the picture was taken to show the panoramic view. This villa is so spectacular that since 2007 we have booked it over 300 days each year. Each year we freshened it up and add several new features. This year we are totally remodeling the kitchen with all new cabinets, stainless appliances, large island, and new washer and dryer. All three televisions (living room, master bedroom, second bedroom) are large screen HD TVs. In recent years we have replaced the master bedroom king bed, second bedroom full bed and queen bed. At the same time we updated the living room with a Lazy-Boy queen sofa bed and two swivel chairs to make enjoying the incredible views that much easier. Many families return each year because of the villa's view, its inside décor, its cleanliness and the detail and care for which we treat our guests. Each year our returning guests and their referrals account for a larger percentage of our guests. The testimonials on this VRBO site are just a few of the dozens very positive reviews.

Please contact us if you are interested in being our guest for a week or longer. We do not rent for periods of time less then one week. For more information about this villa please read below OR for more information on any of our two pool, beach and ocean view villas in Palmetto Dunes, contact us directly.

More On 3324 Villamare

This villa has direct access to the beach, which is less than a 3-minute walk away. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, almost 1250 square foot villa also includes a living room, dining area and kitchen (with full sized washer and dryer). Since purchasing this villa is 2003 we have enhanced it with all new flooring, new living room sofa bed and chairs (2013), new balcony furniture (bar stool height to allow for easy enjoyment of the incredible view), new blinds throughout, new painting, newly installed stainless steel kitchen appliances, 3 large screen HDTVs, and many other touches. Both bedroom suites have privacy with closet, shower and a terrace/balcony so you can enjoy the magnificent views. The master bedroom also has a Jacuzzi tub. The living room has a very comfortable queen sized sleeper sofa. For in-villa relaxation, each bedroom and the living room have an HDTV with 90+channels. There is free high speed wireless Internet throughout and free long distance calling in the United States and Canada. Villamare even has its own fitness center, FREE to guests, with indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, 7 cardio machines with TVs, universal gym and free-weights. Book early to assure availability.

Five things separate our villas from most other villas on Hilton Head Island:

1) We have contracted with a company that inspects your villa between visits to insure the villa is in top notch shape for your visit.

2) You automatically become a member of our Frequent Guest Club™. This entitles you to the previous year’s rates on ANY of our two Hilton Head properties on your return visits, year after year. Membership starts immediately after your visit, so come back later this year or later years and get the previous year’s rates.

3) We have arrangements with bike and boat rental locations to give our guests discounts. All you need do is call them and give them the password we supply you.

4) A Welcome Packet that includes directions to the villa, numbers to call if you need anything during your stay, and more.

5) In addition to us being involved owners and available for your needs, we have a local company that will be available 24/7, just in case of emergencies during your visit. If something doesn’t work properly during your stay, you call them, and they are there.

We pride ourselves in service to you. If you ever have any problems or questions, just call me on my personal cell phone, call our offices, or call our 24/7 number. You will get information on this and more with the welcome packet you receive from us as soon as we receive your final payment for your stay.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are pricing other Villamare villas, we advise you to ask ALL Villamare owners, if the pictures on their website are actually the view from their villa and pictures of their villa. Some owners who own villas with limited views may show “canned” pictures as if they are the actual views from their villa. OUR views and pictures within the villa are the actual view and interior.

Palmetto Dunes, where your villa is located, has won several awards:

* # 1 Family Resort in North America, by Travel & Leisure Magazine

* # 3 Tennis Center in the World, by Tennis Resort Online

* Golf Course of the Year, The Robert Trent Jones Course, by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association (one of 3 golf courses in Palmetto Dunes and within 2 miles of your villa)

* # 1 Golf Course on Hilton Head Island, The Arthur Hills Course, by Fodor's Golf Digest (one of 3 golf courses in Palmetto Dunes and within 2 miles of your villa)

The material regarding this property in this listing, including the unique name we have given this property, 'Dolphin Lookout' and any like derivative, is the intellectual property and copyright of Michael Abelson, 2010.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Michael Abelson (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Michael Abelson

I prefer to not include a picture at this time.

Michael Abelson purchased this villa in 2003

Why Michael Abelson chose South Carolina

I chose to buy this property for numerous reasons. First, Villamare and this villa especially, have incredible views. Second, Villamare takes pride in the upkeep of the grounds and facilities. It is also the only villa complex on the Island, to our knowledge, that has an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub and cardio equipment / weights in an indoor building on its grounds. Third, Hilton Head, and especially Palmetto Dunes, has an incredible beach. Fourth, Hilton Head is one of the most beautiful family spots and beaches on the east coast.

What makes this villa unique

It has an incredible view of the pool, beach and ocean. It is only a few minute walk from the front door of the villa to the beach.


based on 14 traveler reviews

'Dolphin Lookout™' Ocean Front Incredible View - 5 Stars Villamare - Abelson
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun and relaxing vacation in your beautiful villa with our three children. It was so nice to have ocean views and just a short walk to the pool and beach...getting chairs by the pool was never a problem. The pool was a perfect temperature to be refreshing during our 90 degree week. We rented bikes for the week and Hilton Head outfitters had them there when we arrived. The owners provide two hours of tennis so we played pickle ball three times...we are hooked. We ventured to Savannah for an evening dinner at Huey's, only 45 minutes away, and strolled through the squares...charming. We enjoyed an exceptional birthday dinner at Michael Angelo's...great Italian. The villa's new kitchen is tastefully done, and the bedrooms are very spacious. Thank you for checking in with us during our visit to make sure the washer was repaired...all went fine. This was our first vacation to Hilton Head, and it has become a family favorite. Thank you for sharing your villa with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation villa

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation villa

Immaculate, beautifully decorated villa with all the amenities you could possibly need including a washer and dryer and wifi, amazing views, awesome location and only a 2 minute walk to the beach and pool. The parking garage is under the building so your car always stays cool. The third floor was perfect - high enough for privacy and gorgeous views and low enough for ease of climbing stairs if you chose not to take the elevator.

Also, The General Store is a 5 minute walk and they have just about everything you need or forgot to pack, souvenirs, food, drinks, medicine, sunscreen etc. Also, you can buy a delicious hot breakfast or lunch.

The owner is extremely nice and trustworthy. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend this place to friends and family.

Thanks for an awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie, You are very welcome. Thank you for your very kind words. We look forward to your return to the villa. Michael
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Wonderful Property!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks very much for your attention to detail! The property was exactly as described in the VRBO description. What they do not mention is how amazingly comfortable it feels to be there. The views and facility are primo. What makes Dolphin Lookout the best is that I could have family over (including small children and seniors) and everyone was comfortable and safe! The kitchen was amazingly well equipped and it was a pleasure for all of us to work at the island together! We really appreciated the extra information provided (restaurant and rental lists!). It was just a great week made stress free by all of the extra effort on the part of the owner! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherri, thanks so much for your very nice review. Glad you enjoyed the condo and HHI. We look forward to you returning in the future. Michael
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Fabulous beachfront condo

  • 5 of 5

We have been spending winters here for 12 or 13 years and love it! This year, the owner did a complete renovation of the kitchen. It's modern open concept with central island, granite counters all new high end appliances and laundry.

The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The central living area is well furnished and all have been upgraded recently. The owner takes pride in proving a wonderful experience for his renters. He is always accessible and his local staff are wonderful.

The views are exceptional. You really will see dolphins. Great pool and fitness center.

You will be very happy with your stay here.

We'll be back in December.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betty, Thanks for your review and very kind comments. We look forward to your return again next year. Michael
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Dublin/Powell Ohio

Perfect condo!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from a weeks vacation in this beautiful condo. I can not say enough nice things about it. It was immaculate upon arrival, huge living space! The views from every room were incredible and we saw dolphins from our balcony and at the beach in front of our condo. We couldn't have asked for a better condo to stay in. Also nice that the Marriott is literally right next door with an outdoor bar overlooking the ocean. Bonus that the door to the second bedroom closes off for extra privacy if you have a family or couples staying. We didn't but would come back again if we did now that we know how easy it would be to share the space. Last, owner Michael was perfection from start to finish with incredible details down to a restaurant list. Thank you so much for a perfect condo and vacation. Andrea Cooper

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrea, thanks so much for your very nice comments. Can't wait for you to return and enjoy the villa again. Michael
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Awesome views.....

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in your beautiful condo. You should update your pictures on this site. This condo is more beautiful in person than the pictures. The view is hard to explain. It has to be one of the best in the complex. We were so pleased when we arrived. The weather was gorgeous. We only saw dolphins one time but it could have been due to the time of year we were there. Had they been out there we would have had a front row seat. The bedding was so comfortable. The kitchen fully stocked. I could not think of one thing I needed that wasn't provided. The wireless connections, which was very important to me, could not have been easier or work any better. It was top notch. We have been coming to HHI for years and this was our first stay at Villamare. I would highly recommend the complex and especially this condo. Thanks for sharing your lovely condo with us. We are already planning our next visit. It can't come soon enough. My only negative comment is I wish we could have brought our miniature Schnauzer with us. It would have surely been perfect then.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 278
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Car: necessary

Biking on the beach or bike trails, fitness center / gym


Rates & Availability

Hilton Head Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 - Nov 4
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 5 to Jan 1, 2016
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2 - Mar 6, 2016
Dec 31 2016 - Feb 24 2017
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Our rates do not include the 10% sales tax we are required to collect.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hilton Head Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1232 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Mattresses in both bedrooms were newly replaced in 2013.
  • King size bed (1) in the master bedroom, queen and full size beds in bedroom 2. One queen sofa bed in the living room. The sofa in the living room converts to an additional queen sized bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cable TV with over 90 channels, stainless steel kitchen appliances including refrigerator with ice maker. There is also in villa clothes washer and dryer. There is also a fitness center on the property with one indoor heated pool, numerous cardio machines with individual TVs, universal gym, free weights, whirlpool and sauna. NO Smoking and NO Pets.

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