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Daufuskie Island Ocean, Golf and Marsh Views steps to beach and free pools

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Gracious living amid palms, plants and animals on the low country's unspoiled beach. Front and back porches to take advantage of peaceful ocean or marsh views or stretch out in the hammock overlooking the marsh and enjoy watching the up-close action on the eighth hole green of Melrose Golf Course.

Inside two generous sized bedrooms each with private full bath, 2 queen beds in each room, DirecTV, Highspeed Internet access and more add to the resort feel. Open living and dining areas great for spreading out and enjoying the relaxed comforts of home.

Wonderful pools overlooking the ocean toward Hilton Head down from the cottage. Our guests have access to this facility when it is open. It is open on a seasonal basis determined by the Melrose Resort Group.

Keywords: Cottage, house, oceanview, marsh, home, beach house, island house, low country

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Cummins (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Cummins

Growing up on the Gulf Coast and marrying my college sweetheart from NC where we reside this part of the Lowcountry has always sang to my soul and provided an idyllic retreat from the rest of the world. We come to escape the fast paced life and know you will too as you enjoy your stay as much as we do.

Cummins purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Cummins chose South Carolina

Beautiful, peaceful and not over developed. An island unto its own. Without cars and fast food chains you decompress from the point you get on the boat headed to Daufuskie and achieve an ever deeper point of relaxation with each day on the Island. Our beach looks back to Hilton Head's Harbour Town to the North and across the sound to Tybee Island in Georgia as Daufuskie is the last barrier island in SC.

What makes this cottage unique

The tranquil boat ride from either Hilton Head or Savannah makes one forget the stress of our hustle and bustle world. You will see Dolphins, Pelicans, Ospreys and a myriad of other flora and fauna along the rivers that most Lowcountry tourists never get the opportunity to experience. Come, relax, and stay a few days or for a while; our retreat is yours.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Daufuskie Island Ocean, Golf and Marsh Views steps to beach and free pools
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful, clean, and friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations we have gone on in a long time due to the relaxation mind set that Daufuskie has every day! The Owners were extremely helpful and friendly. The accommodations were exceptional. And the location was perfect. We could not have asked for a better time!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Extreme Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely, well maintained and had everything to be our home away from home for the week. It's a very short walk from the Melrose pool and restaurant, the beach is across the street and marsh behind it. The owner was very helpful with information to plan logistics, which was extremely helpful since we flew in from Texas. Our visit was the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation we've had in a long time!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what we wanted. The location was across the street from the beach and a few hundred feet from the pool/clubhouse. It was well maintained, clean, and had plenty of room for my wife and I, our two small children and my parents. Although it was duplex style, we couldn't hear our neighbors or any activity outside. The owners provided us information to include helpful tips before our arrival and were available to answer any questions we had. We enjoyed our unique island adventure and would definitely stay in this house again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on Daufuskie Island. The beaches on the island are beautiful. The cottage was comfortable and clean and only a short walk to the ocean. You can tell the owners take good care of the cottage and we felt at home there. I especially enjoyed the back porch facing the golf course and marsh. The grounds at Melrose on the Beach are amazing. Lots of birds and even a few alligators that are great fun to watch from a distance :) The beach was never crowded and we even had it all to ourselves a few times which was a treat. The kids said it was there favorite beach trip ever. At low tide they explored the sand bar and found hermit crabs, star fish, and even a shrimp. The Beach Club restaurant serves an excellent dinner and while the pool was not open for swimming it was a nice one. We would definitely go back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as expected --- good value

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. This island is not as developed as some others that we have visited and that was part of it's charm. The house was clean and in great shape upon our arrival. Short walk to the one of the beaches and about one block to the Melrose Beach Club which provided a great pool and food service. Owner's were helpful to provide data in advance about a private boat service to get us on and off the island on our schedule, golf cart options (absolutely necessary), and information on the few restaurants that are available. It was a good place for our family to slow down and spend time together, read books, and reconnect.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Delightful area, perfect for our quality time family vacation which was much needed as we prepare to say goodbye to my husband for his next deployment. Our two boys (7 and 8) loved every minute in the pool, in the ocean, on the golf carts and seeing the wonderful sights of the Island. We got a personal tour of the farm, met fabulous people with hearts of gold and made many memories to cherish for a very long time. We are already planning our trip next year after my husband returns home!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Marshside Mama's Cafe
"Great casual Low Country food and atmosphere!"
Eagle's Nest Restaurant
Daufuskie Crab Co
"Casual dining with a sunset view"


Rates & Availability

Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer season 2
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
Fall season
Sep 8 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $142 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Will rent 2 night rental on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday night
100% refund if cancelled 30 days before arrival
Renter will absorb extra charges if out-of-USA credit card is used
7 night rental required for week of July 4th
Check in 4 PM arrival day and 10 AM departure day unless cottage is available earlier/later

WEEK OF JULY 4---Frday July 1st thru July 8th (check out) ONLY TIME WHOLE YEAR 7 NIGHTS IS REQUIRED

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Carolina Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (4) 2 Queen beds per room (Total of 4 Queens)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage has a pool membership for renters and the pools down from the cottage are fabulous---looking out over the ocean to Hilton Head. The pools are open seasonally and this is determined by the Melrose on the Beach Resort group. As a cottage owner we have no control over their operating hours or opening or closing times. When they are open our renters will have use of this facility.

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