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Chateau Relaxo - Charming 4 BR 3 1/2 BA, Beautiful Lagoon View;Close to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Private pool (Sleeps 8)

Now in our 11th year, 'Chateau Relaxo' has become one the most sought after residences for family vacations in Sea Pines. Located on Deer Run Lane, Chateau Relaxo is in the heart of Sea Pines and the island's best beaches. Just 12 houses off the beach, don't miss your chance to stay in this beautifully appointed 4 bedroom (three with private baths), 3 & 1/2 bath home, with over 2,500 square feet of living space, and your own private spa and pool featuring over 1,500 square feet of travertine decking for entertaining. The pool gets full sun from mid-morning to late afternoon, a rarity for most pools in Sea Pines. And you get all of this in the popular and convenient Heritage Woods and Baynard Cove area. Chateau Relaxo is located on the bike path connecting these two neighborhoods along with all of paths that cover the Sea Pines plantation. Feel free to use our bikes (6 adult bikes (26 inch), one with an attached bike cart, 4 beach chairs and a cooler, for your convenience and savings. Bike to the lighthouse at Harbour Town, The Sea Pines Beach Club, or the Salty Dog Cafe at South Beach, all only 10 minutes by bike. (See Frequently Asked Questions and our guest's reviews below)

Enjoy the open floor plan from the kitchen to the living area, great for entertaining and maximizing your vacation time with friends and family, while taking in great views of the pool and lagoon from anywhere in these living areas. And Moms - the kitchen features a great breakfast bar for the kids, as well as chef grade cooking gear, cutlery, and china! The living room features a 55" Samsung 4K Smart HDTV and a Sony Smart Blu-ray player, both are awesome for streaming your favorite shows, or watching movies with the family. Or, relax in the Carolina porch overlooking the pool and lagoon while listening to your favorite music, reading, or just plain relaxing! When it's time to say goodnight retreat to your own large private bedroom, 3 with private baths, and all with ample closet and storage space.

With our most recent renovation in late 2013 we've added a 4th bedroom / kid's bunk room. This is on top of the 2010 renovation that added a 3rd bath, and a 1/2 bath. The renovation also included a complete renovation of the master bath, master bedroom, living and dining rooms! The house also features an updated 'beach house' paint theme, granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, HD TVs in every bedroom, and free high speed secured wireless internet service. Come and experience luxury, comfort, and convenience. All at the best location in Sea Pines!

Sea Pines is a golfer or tennis enthusiast's paradise. You're only minutes away from Heron Point, the new Atlantic Dunes course (formely the Ocean Course) and the world famous Harbour Town Golf Links, home of The Heritage Classic. All only 5 minutes away!

After your morning activities it's time to get out to the beach! You can walk to the beach, or take a quick (less than a 5 minute) bike ride. Pack the 'mule' (bike cart) and cooler we provide with your refreshments and you're off to the beach! Take the bike path right next to the house to Black Skimmer beach (see the map below). If you are looking for a comfortable, updated, fun, and well appointed home centrally located in Sea Pines, then look no further.

Chateau Relaxo is professionally managed by Kerry de Vallette and the JKS Abbott Group, that manage 6 executive homes within Sea Pines. Over the last 11 years these homes have become instant favorites of their Guests, many who return year after year for to the location, service, cleanliness and amenities found in these luxury homes.

Among the many amenities of being a guest within the Sea Pines Plantati

on you'll have easy access to:

• Shopping, dining, or enjoy the special evenings of family fun at Harbour Town

• Restaurants and shops of South Beach Marina

• Tennis at The Sea Pines or South Beach Racquet Clubs

• 3 World class golf courses: The Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the new Atlantic Dunes course (fomerly The Ocean Course)

• Ride your bikes on the beach or on the paved paths that cover more than 25 miles

• Fishing and crabbing in the lagoon (keep an eye out for Al the gator)

• Ride horses at Lawton Stables

• Or just relax poolside with your favorite adult beverage!

**** Frequently Asked Questions ****

What arrangements are made to pick up a key? Our home is equipped with an electronic 'keyless' entry system that is programmed with a code of your choice. This makes it very convenient for our guests as they do not have to worry about getting locked out, or losing a key.

Does your pool get any direct sun as many of the homes we've stayed in within Sea Pines, well their pools are too shaded? Yes, our pool gets direct sun light from mid-morning to late afternoon. Summer pool temps generally range from 87 - 90 degrees. Many of our guests share that they really enjoy coming back to the house and having the pool there after a day at the beach!

What if there is an issue while we are staying at your house? Our home has been professionally managed by an on-island company for the past several years. All issues are quickly addressed with minimal disruption to your vacation. So, you never need to worry about trying to contact the owner to report a problem and work with an absentee owner to help them address the issue.

Where can we rent bikes and how much does it cost? As mentioned above, feel free to use our 6 adult 26 inch bikes, bike cart, or use one of the many bike rental companies on the island. I'll be glad to provide you with recommended companies should you decide to not use our bikes, or should you need more. And our home is conveniently located right on one of the many bike paths that take you all over the plantation.

How close are you to the beach? Under 5 minutes by bike, or an enjoyable 8-10 minute stroll. See the map below.

Are you close to Harbour Town and South Beach? Yes, and we bike to both. Our home is just about equal distance to both; it's about a 10 minute bike ride, or 5 minutes by car.

What size is your house? Our single level home is over 2,500 square feet. The master bedroom is approximately 250 square feet, 2 bedrooms are about 200 square feet each (14 X 14) and the 4th bedroom / kid's bunk room is approximately 130 square feet. All bedrooms have ample closet and storage space.

Is your home for sale and could we have our vacation interrupted by an agent wanting to show the house? No, our home is not for sale. We do caution prospective guests that are looking at other properties to check with the owner or manager to insure that the property they are considering is not for sale, or that they will not have their vacation interrupted by agents wanting to show the home!

Do you offer discounts? If your arrival date is less than 30 days away and our home is available, we will certainly work with you.

Do we add cleaning fees to your listed prices? No, this fee is included in the price. The only other fees are South Carolina Accommodation and City of Hilton Head Island taxes totaling 10%, and the optional fee to heat the pool and / or spa, or gas log fireplace.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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April 24, 2018

About Kerry

After vacationing in Sea Pines for years, we finally 'treated' ourselves to this home as a 25th wedding anniversary present to each other.

Kerry purchased this house in 2008

Why Kerry chose Heritage Woods

The Sea Pines Plantation is like no other vacation / resort community you will find. And Deer Run Lane puts you in the best location in the plantation. Just a short stroll to the beach and minutes by bike to South Beach, Harbour Town, or just about anywhere within the plantation. You quickly find yourself not wanting to use your car, but walk or bike everywhere. It is all about connecting with family, friends and the unique environment of the plantation.

What makes this house unique

This isn't a 'rental property' to us - it's our home! We want our guests to feel like they are staying in a special place, with the amenities you'd expect in a resort home, along with the charm and comfort of a true 'beach' house.

As you can see in the pictures - our recent renovations, along with the open floor plan, will keep you comfortable and connected with family and the outdoors. Were right on one of the bike trails that connect the plantation. Imagine sitting at the dining room table, or on the screened porch, and having a fabulous view of the birds that flock to the lagoon, or the fish as they jump. Some evenings you will see deer slowly work their way through the area and disappear into the woodland area behind our home. The lagoon is great for taking the kids fishing or crabbing. All you need is a simple pole with a float, worms and you are on your way to making memories. We looked at so many homes in the area before we purchased this house and began its' transformation into Chateau Relaxo! You won't find a cleaner, more relaxed and well appointed, open and fun house in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A Great Place to Get Away from Winter

Sea Pines with its many amenities was a wonderful place to spend the winter this year. We enjoyed 10 weeks in this lovely 3-bedroom ranch home with a serene lagoon view. Its location beside the bike path was ideal for our favorite pastimes--riding bikes to Harbour Town and South Beach and walking to the nearby Atlantic Ocean beach with our dog. Each of the bedrooms has its own private bath, a feature that our family members really appreciated during their visits. This recently updated and comfortable home is beautifully decorated and its open floor plan was great for entertaining and very accessible for my husband who sometimes uses a walker. We also enjoyed watching the large HD TVs in the great room and master bedroom in the evenings. This is our third winter on Hilton Head Island and this home is by far our favorite of the homes we've rented. We also found the home owners very accommodating and responsive to our needs. We would certainly recommend this home as a wonderful place to stay in Sea Pines!

We love the low country with its spectacular natural beauty, almost-constant sunshine and friendly folks so much, that during our stay this winter we bought a waterfront lot near Beaufort and plan to build a home and relocate in the near future!
Jan 2010
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Heritage Woods House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please refer to our cancellation / refund policy, which is outlined in our online Rental Agreement.
  • Only 1 dog, 35 lbs or less, is allowed. Please disclose your desire to bring your eligible dog at the time of your reservation to receive approval.
  • All Terms and Conditions outlined in the Online Rental Agreement's Terms and Conditions document supersede all online terms and conditions.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bed / day bed with trundle bed
  • King size beds (2) The Master bedroom features a 40' Sony LCD HD TV; the Surfboard bedroom also features a King bed with a new Samsung HD LCD TV, Queen size Beds (1) The corner bed room is furnished with a new queen bed and Samsung HD LCD TV, Kids bunk bedroom includes a day bed with a roll out trundle bed; we also provide a Pack N Play Baby Crib (1) and booster seat included at no additional fee for your convenience, but we strongly recommend that if you have specific needs for your infant that you speak with the Property Manager to discuss your baby equipment needs.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Feel free to use our 6 adult beach bikes, along with a detachable bike cart stocked with 4 quality beach chairs and a cooler. You are ready to hit the beach upon arrival! We provide access to our bikes and beach equipment as a convenience to our guests. We can not guarantee the condition of any of the equipment as outgoing guests do not always report damages. There are several bike rental companies on the island and we are glad to provide referrals should you want to rent your own equipment.


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Chateau Relaxo - Charming 4 BR 3 1/2 BA, Beautiful Lagoon View;Close to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 66 reviews

A Perfect Home for a Hilton Head Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough wonderful things about Chateau Relaxo! The owner, Kerry, was very responsive to all my inquiries prior to arrival & even checked in with us when we first arrived. Cleanliness was top-notch. The home itself has a layout & decor that is just conducive to relaxing & feeling at home. A perfect location made it so easy to hop on the bikes and head to Harbor Town, the beach, or wherever. Also close to great restaurants and shopping. This was our first time in Hilton Head, it certainly won’t be our last, & I can’t imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Chateau Relaxo was a great house for three couples. The location is perfect for biking to the beach or Harbor Town. The bikes are provided and one of them has a basket and one is attached to a cart to haul chairs to the beach. The house is so bright and cheerful and the outdoor patio is a place to enjoy anytime of the day---it is beautiful! The kitchen is very well equipped. Kerry was so easy to work with and checked in with us to make sure everything was as it should be. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean - thank you for your kind words! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that you, your family, and friends, will come back to Chateau Relaxo for your next HHI vacation!
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Was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

It was beautiful. All the rooms were very comfy. Kitchen very accommodating. Maintained well . Owner Kerry could not have been more gracious. Our experience was wonderful

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt right at home at Chateau Relaxo

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean with plenty of great amenities. Even details like the quality of the bedding, towels, furniture, etc were not overlooked. We had 5 adults and 2 children with us on our trip and always felt like we had plenty of space. The pool and backyard area are wonderful and were used just about every day of our trip. We loved having the bikes available to us to bike around the island as well as to quickly get us down to the beach (the mule was also great for hauling all of our stuff to the beach). The owner was also wonderful to work with before, during, and after the trip. I talked with him several times in advance as I was evaluating properties. He was very helpful in providing information about his property. After we booked the house, he continued to be very helpful with information about the island and things to do as well as any last minute questions about the house. He checked in with us on the day of arrival to make sure everything was satisfactory and to see if there was anything else we needed. We all loved it, felt right at home, and would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Add a pool, four bedrooms and the most pleasant and helpful owner in Sea Pines, that says it all. This was our third rental and we can't wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best for families.

  • 5 of 5

This home has a great layout, open and nicely decorated. Very comfortable and great for families. Pool and pool area is just perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Rick. We hope you and your family return again next year!
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilton Head Island
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ocean Course, Heron Point, Harbour Town Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
29 Miles
I - 95 and US 278
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Truffle's in the Sea Pines Center
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Black Skimmer - 12 houses off the beach

Located in one of the country's premier and exclusive family resorts, The Sea Pines Plantation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure / Cleaning fee $280
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

100% refund if reservation is cancelled 120 days or more prior to arrival date. Please refer to the online Rental Agreement for complete Refund policy.

All Terms and Conditions within this online Rental Agreement supersede all VRBO/HomeAway Terms and Conditions. All online bookings acknowledge such.

All rates quoted are based on payments made via check, or eCheck. Should a Guest opt to pay by a credit card a 3% Convenience Fee of the Total Quote price will be added to the Rental Agreement. The weekly rental rate includes 2 complimentary gate passes into the Sea Pines Plantation for each week of your rental term.

For winter stays there is a 6 week minimum reservation. For stays greater than 90 nights no South Carolina sales and accommodation taxes are required to be collected.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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