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

Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
  • House4500 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms6
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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

• 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

• 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.


Ted Leavitt

Member Since 2003
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Mar 31, 2018
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 -- Cleveland OH, 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 Sea Pines

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


        • 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

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
            • Oceanfront


                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Garage
                          2-car garage accessible by key code
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Complimentary WiFi and wireless printer.
                        • Broadband Access
                          10MB Broadband cable wireless connection (can easily be connected via ethernet cable) Well wired with wireless router, extender, and wireless access point to provide good coverage throughout house.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                          Free calls in USA
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Broadband wireless connection


                            • Ice Maker
                            • Blender
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Grill
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Kitchen
                            • Lobster Pot
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  There are two separate dining areas -- an informal one in open area next to kitchen seating 10+ and a more formal dining room seating 14+.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 14 people


                                    • Books
                                      A collection to read from.
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      42' Plasma HDTV with DVD in downstairs family room; 3Plasma HDTV in each master BR; additional TVs in kitchen, office/study and downstairs streetside queen BR
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                          Upstairs deck for eating, entertaining and relaxing
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Furniture poolside; also 2 outdoor showers
                                        • Gated Community
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber 3-burner grill
                                        • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                        • Patio
                                        • Walkway to Water
                                        • Wood Deck


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              Elevator goes from garage to 2nd floor. The first floor is accessed directly from the drive, not the elevator.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Jacuzzi
                                                • Outdoor Pool
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  16' x 34' between house and ocean (can be heated for an additional fee)
                                                • jetted tub
                                                  Jacuzzi in master BR


                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • marina
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • 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.

                                                                      59 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      The location could not have been better!

                                                                      Tanya W.

                                                                      This home is well appointed and perfectly located on the beach AND with bike trails in an amazing community. We felt safe allowing our children to run and play on the beach and bike through the neighborhood. Ted was accommodating and responsive.

                                                                      Wonderful wedding venue at ocean front

                                                                      Lynn D.

                                                                      Beautifully furnished and maintained at bargain winter rate. Guests deeply impressed

                                                                      Thanksgiving rental

                                                                      Stanley P.Dunwoody, GA

                                                                      We enjoyed the property and would like to return some day. 6 bedrooms abd 6 and a half bathrooms makes life wonderful for the 12 people that enjoyed Thanksgiving.

                                                                      Our Family Vacation

                                                                      Chris L.

                                                                      Our recent stay at 22 Black Skimmer could not have been nicer. It is a beautiful home, has a gorgeous oceanview, and a great pool. The house was extremely comfortable. Everyone had their own room and bathroom. The kitchen is very well equipped. Everything was very clean upon arrival. Ted was so nice to work with and was very responsive to our inquiries. We definitely would like to stay at this house on our next trip to Hilton Head.

                                                                      Location, Location, Location

                                                                      Robert h.

                                                                      An incredible week at a truly fantastic house. The 4 kids age 10 to 2 went from the beach in the morning to the pool before lunch. Then back to the beach after lunch and back to the pool before dinner. Then back to the pool after dinner. Fun for everyone. The house was so spacious that all three families had their own bedrooms and bathrooms. And the kids had plenty of room to play inside during the infrequent rain showers. We were allowed to use the garage, which was a big plus for me. Everyone really enjoyed the view of the ocean from the deck. It was very relaxing to watch the sunrise on the deck with a cup of coffee and the sunset with a glass of wine. As soon as everyone has checked their schedules, we will book again for next year.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thanks. Sounds like a good routine for a beach vacation!

                                                                      Great week

                                                                      John H.

                                                                      Great home, pool, location. Do wish there was TV upstairs in living area although understand if desire to keep it more formal, but so much activity centered around kitchen/dining area that would be easier to keep an eye on kids. Upstairs router/range extender not on on arrival and could not logon after turned on. One of turtles on table already broken on arrival and another broken before had a chance to childproof living area. Will reimburse if desired. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We had a terrific week there.


                                                                      Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

                                                                      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

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                                                                      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.

                                                                      59 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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