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Ted Leavitt

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront, Sea Pines, 22 Black Skimmer Rd. - Pool & Private Beach Access

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Hilton Head House Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront/Private Beach Access/Pool/6BR/6.5BA

This oceanfront beach house is for a fabulous family (or multi-family) holiday. A new extension was completed in February 2015 that adds a master bedroom suite, office/study, formal dining room, powder room, elevator, and 2-car garage. This 6-Bedroom (sleeps 12), 6.5 Bath (5 en suite) home has private access to sensational, uncrowded beach and a large private swimming pool. 10MB cable wireless broadband for Internet access is available, as well as a multiple flat-panel HDTVs. Located in Sea Pines Plantation, home of the PGA Heritage Golf Classic (Harbour Town golf links) and former site of the Family Circle Tennis Classic (one of top 4 US tennis tournaments), this area has miles of paths for biking, walking, rollerblading. There is also great boating if you are seeking a change of pace. Guests have free tennis privileges daily (one hour + additional time after 1pm if you use the hour in the morning) at the nearby South Beach Racquet Club. Guests also have access to and/or discounted rates at many of the island's golf courses including Harbour Town.

Amenities: Outside Living Area

• Swimming pool (16 ft. x 34 ft.); can be heated for an additional fee

• Back yard and garden

Outdoor Amenities

• Upstairs deck for eating/entertaining/relaxing

• Lounging & dining furniture poolside

• 2 outdoor showers (hot & cold water) & foot rinses

• Storage for floats, beach chairs, etc.

• Charcoal grill

Upstairs Living Areas

Living Room

• With sliding glass doors to deck

• Open plan to dining area & kitchen

Dining Area

• Informal dining adjacent to kitchen with table to seat 10+

• Plus bar area with stools & counter

• Formal dining room to seat 14+


• Very well equipped, including TV


• Built-in desk for working

• Seating for R&R, reading, and/or watching television

Downstairs Living Areas

Family Room

• 42' flat-panel HDTV with DVD

• Double closets

• Sliding glass doors to pool/pool deck

Laundry Room

• Large washer and large dryer

• Hanging line

Bedrooms & Bathrooms


Bedroom & Bathroom #1 (Master Suite)

• King size bed

• Seating area with HDTV

• Walk-in closet

• Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 2 sinks, shower, WC)

• Maximum privacy in wing of home

Bedroom & Bathroom #2 (2nd smaller Master Suite)

• King size bed

• Color TV with DVD player

• Walk-in closet

• Door to rear/oceanside deck

• Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 2 sinks, shower, Jacuzzi, WC)

Bedroom & Bathroom #3

• Queen size bed

• Color TV

• Closet

• Glass sliding doors to rear/oceanside deck

• Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 1 sink, shower, WC)

Bedroom & Bathroom #4

• Two twin-size beds

• Double closet

• Glass sliding doors to front deck

• Hall bath (vanity w/ 1 sink, tub plus mounted shower, WC)


Bedroom & Bathroom #5

• Queen size bed

• Color TV

• Closet

• Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 2 sinks, shower, WC)

Bedroom & Bathroom #6

• Two twin-size beds

• Closet

• Glass sliding doors to pool deck

• Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 1 sink, tub plus mounted shower, WC)

Other features:

• Powder room on 2nd floor

• 2-car garage

• Elevator from garage to 2nd floor, thus entire house is wheelchair-accessible


• Swimming at beach or pool

• World-class golf (30+ courses within 30 minutes including several 'Top 100')-- course access and reduced rates available including PGA Tour course (Harbour Town, MCI Heritage Golf Classic)

• World-class tennis -- one hour court time daily at South Beach Racquet Club, 5 minutes from our house

• Watersports of every type -- boating, fishing, sailing, etc.

• Bicycling -- trails everywhere

• Sightseeing and antiquing (Savannah, Beaufort and Charleston all an easy drive)

Area: Hilton Head is an island just off the coast of the southeast United States midway between Washington, DC and Miami, Florida.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Ted Leavitt (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ted Leavitt

We currently live in Cincinnati OH. The picture comes from our many years in London, England. Our grown children also got a bit of the travel bug and are now spread around the globe -- Palo Alto CA, Beijing China, and London UK.

Hilton Head is in our blood. Ted's grandmother came from Bluffton before leaving in 1911 and the relatives owned places like Rose Hill, Victoria Bluff, and Kirk's Bluff (along the May River) back when land was cheap, cheap (1800s - 1960s)

Ted Leavitt purchased this house in 1998

Why Ted Leavitt chose Hilton Head

Our house has been in the Leavitt family since Ted's father bought the property from Charles Fraser on a hunting trip in the early 1960s. We bought the house in 1998 and then did a complete renovation in order to bring the house up to date. The old beach houses were very open (you had to go outside to the downstairs bedroom!) and we converted it to a 5-bedroom, 5-bath format, while maintaining the character from the early days of Sea Pines. In 2014/2015, we did a major extension to add some of the features we've really wanted to over the years. This has given us a nice master suite, some proper garages, elevator, office/study and a dining room for entertaining the entire group that is there.

What makes this house unique

Having come to Hilton Head since 1962, our house reflects the dichotomy of a modern version of an original Sea Pines beach cottage with the simplicity of beach life. We personally feel the privacy of our setting is a unique benefit, but each person will have their own viewpoint.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I wanted to write you and tell you how much we loved your home. We had a simply amazing time. The weather was great. I adore the authenticity of the house and the location is superb. Is it a Sea Pine original? We celebrated my daughter's second birthday and I couldn't keep my son off the beach! We will definitely be back. Thank you for the memories and I wish you well." (N.B., in answer to the question, our place was the 65th home built in Sea Pines. It was totally renovated in 1998 (and updated since then) to keep it current while we think retaining its original Low Country character).
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Oceanfront, Sea Pines, 22 Black Skimmer Rd. - Pool & Private Beach Access
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 44 reviews

Very pleased

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beachfront family vacation home in Hilton Head. My family and I have visited Hilton Head 1 week a year for over 40 years, and this rental home was by far and away our most favorite location. The view from the front porch is spectacular. Bedrooms are comfortable and many offer great views of the ocean. Kitchen is well supplied. Property grounds are well maintained. Maid service very respectful and attentive to detail.

The property owner was very responsive and helpful.

Overall, my family was extremely pleased with our stay and would highly recommend this rental home to anyone seeking to enjoy a family vacation in Hilton Head.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Ideal Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We took our spring break trip to HH this year. This was our first trip to the island and our first time staying at this rental. Our research on homeaway paid off because this place is tops! It was ideal for our 3 generation family. The grandparents took over the new private suite while my sister and I husband and family (5 kids ages 6-12) took over the main area and the first floor. The location is perfect as it is a easy bike ride to South Beach and Harbour Town. Sea pines is a great area and this home was a great fit with our family and our idea of a vacation: stunning views, private pool, great location, private lot, easy access to the beach, biking distance to restaurants, good layout. As others have said, the owner is very accommodating and responsive which is another huge bonus!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic beach rental

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful beach house. Exceeded expectations in every way. Large beautiful and well maintained ocean front home. Ted is efficient and friendly -- dealing with him on house logistics is the best I have ever encountered.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful private oceanfront

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family of 11 had a terrific time in this beautiful oceanfront home. The original house is charming. The addition is luxurious. An excellent house for big board games and family dinners. We rented bikes for the week and thoroughly explored Sea Pines.

One thing that stands out to me is how accessible the owner and management are. Extremely responsive.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Best kept secret

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely one of Hilton Heads best kept secrets I should be keeping to myself. However, the owners are so pleasant to work with I'm sharing our experience with others. The home is tucked away in the dunes and trees of Hilton Head's Sea Pines beachfront. All 6 bedrooms are well furnished and private. All the amenities are up to date and well taken care of by the property management and owner. The kitchen has an ample supply of utensils and cookware. My family of 9 with 4 generations spent our Thanksgiving here. We all agreed that this was our best beach trip and one of our favorite Thanksgivings of our lives. Thank you again Leavitt family for sharing your lovely home with our family and being a part of our life memories.Take Care.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Awesome Spot

  • 5 of 5

Was there with my Mom, two Aunts and some cousins and had a great time. Main open living area is fantastic with kitchen, dining and living rooms looking out to the deck and pool with views to the ocean. The elevator came in very handy for one of my aunts. House was clean and the kitchen well equipped. Large Weber grill poolside that we did not have an opportunity to use. I love sports and would say the only shortcoming was not having a TV in the main living area to watch NFL, movies, or....but there is one in the living area on the ground level leading out to the pool. Lot of schedules to coordinate but hoping to make a return trip next year and checking out the new living room furniture that was arriving the day of our departure.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We get asked once or twice a year about the "missing" living room TV. Our view has always been that we haven't wanted to detract from enjoying the view and sounds of the ocean from the living room and balcony. There are 6 TVs in the house with 2 large ones in the family room and study.
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Golf: Specifically, it is on the border of the states of South Carolina and Georgia.

The two closest airports are Hilton Head (HHH, which is serviced by US Airways via Charlotte, North Carolina connections) and Savannah, Georgia (SAV, which is serviced by Delta, Continental and others via Atlanta and New York). Our house is 50 minutes from Savannah and 20 minutes from the Hilton Head airport.


Rates & Availability

Sea Pines House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Wk1
May 21 2016 - May 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Wk2
May 28 2016 - Jun 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2016 - Jun 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer1
Aug 6 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer2
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day (Wk1)
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day (Wk2)
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer1
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer2
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 23 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Plan (in lieu of sec. deposit) $69
Tax Rate 11.0%

Note that we are an owner-managed property and the only extra we charge is $69 in lieu of a security deposit. Homeaway and VRBO instituted a sliding-scale service fee in February 2016 that relates to booking on their site. We, the owners, have nothing to do with this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Hilton Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Vanity with two sinks
    Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Vanity with two sinks
    Queen up bath - toilet , shower
    Hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , For twin upstairs bedroom
    Queen down bath - toilet , shower
    Twin down bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder room - toilet , In hallway on 2nd floor
    Outdoor showers - outdoor shower , 2 showers by pool with hot and cold water
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Ensuite bath/shower; walk-in closet; seating area with tv
    Master - 1 king , Oceanfront; ensuite shower, jacuzzi, tv
    Queen - up - 1 queen , Oceanfront; ensuite shower
    Twin - up - 2 twin/ single , Streetside; adjacent bath
    Queen - down - 1 queen , Streetside; ensuite shower, tv
    Twin - down - 2 twin/ single , Oceanfront; ensuite bathroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Longer-term rentals are typical in January - March. There are some shorter-term stays, e.g. 4 nights, in Oct.-Feb.

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