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Karen Tunstall

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Private Beach Home W/ Solar-Heated Pool, 200 Yards to the Beach

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Saint Helena Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Twin bed area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Hear the surf at night at this quaint 2 story beach home with everything needed for a fantastic vacation.

Lots of windows and glass doors to bring in the sunlight. Vaulted ceiling and open floor plan. The kitchen is fully furnished. In addition to the usual pots, pans and dinner ware, there is a coffee pot, crock pot, electric skillet, and toaster. Flashlights are in a kitchen drawer if you want to take a romantic night walk on the beach.

The living room is very comfortable with leather chairs and sofa with 60 inch flat screen TV/DVD and hard wood floors. The master bedroom offers a flat screen TV/DVD and connecting bath. One guest bedroom also has a flat screen TV.

The den is a great play area for both kids and adults and includes a 42 in flat screen TV. Books and games are available for relaxing evenings.

The home has a newly installed private solar-heated pool to cool off after a fun day at the beach. Enjoy the tropical feel of this fenced in back yard. Outside ping pong table and cornhole game.

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:

*All applicable Taxes included in the rate.

*Housekeeping included in rate.

*Deposit 50%.

*Refundable $250 security deposit required.

*7 night minimum for summer weeks.

*No weddings or large gatherings

*Minimum age 25yrs

*Weeks run Saturday to Saturday

*3.5% credit card fee and additional 2% fee for international credit card fee

Keywords: house with pool, 3br, twin bed area, 3bath, fenced yard, den, play station

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Tunstall (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Karen Tunstall

We have been visiting Hilton Head Island since 1986 when our parents bought a home there. We fell in love with the place and have been coming back since.

Karen Tunstall purchased this house in 2009

Why Karen Tunstall chose Beaufort area

We bought the home in Folly Field because we love the residential feel of this beach community. The people are very friendly and the beach is one of the best on the island. The public beach access offers rest rooms, life guards, vending machines, chair and board rentals in season.

What makes this house unique

The home is 200 yards from Folly Field Beach Park which offers season life guards, beach equipment rental, rest rooms, outdoor showers and vending.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your house with us. The house is beautiful! We loved the pool, the ocean, beach sunrises just a few minutes from the house, the comfy deck chairs to listen to the frogs and to gaze at the stars at night and on and on.



The info you gave us was very helpful. We ate crab legs at Aunt Chiladas, saw the sunset in Harbor Town, visited the Salty Dog, had ice cream at the Frozen Moo in Coligny and visited Piggly Wiggly more times than I'd like to admit.



Each morning was exciting. Each day was fun filled, and each night was restful. We all feel recharged and peaceful.



Thank you!
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Private Beach Home W/ Solar-Heated Pool, 200 Yards to the Beach
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 24 reviews
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Private Oasis

  • 4 of 5

We've vacationed many times in Hilton Head but this was our first time in Folly Field. It is definitely quieter and more residential than the hustle and bustle of the "touristy" sections of the Island. The beach is an easy 2 minute walk and BEAUTIFUL. This property is an older home in a mixed neighborhood and it's very well maintained. There is ample, comfortable seating inside and outside, the beds are fabulous and the whole atmosphere of the house is inviting. We unpacked, hid our suitcases in the bottoms of closets and relaxed! We spent most of our time in the backyard. The pool is phenomenal and it helps that it's solar heated, the temperature always felt right! The landscaping all around it made you forget you were anywhere else than in this fabulous little oasis. There is plenty of seating/lounging all around, and there is a covered area for shade lovers. We turned on the radio and lost hours of our days here. The downstairs kitchenette is awesome to have ~ we stored our drinks and snacks here so we could easily grab something while hanging out at the pool and I didn't have to worry about anyone running through the house dripping wet. The pool light made night swimming fun ~ we kept the main outside spotlight off so as not to attract bugs and never had a problem. My in-laws visited for a couple days and they were not fans of the spiral staircase inside, so I would say if you have older, unsteady guests with you, this is not ideal. They adapted quickly and used the outside stairs. We don't have toddlers anymore, so I can't speak to how they would handle it. It didn't bother the 4 of us, though, and my kids (11, 13) thought it was cool!

We rented at the end of a busy season, so we did walk into just a few issues that had been left behind. Karen was in contact with me immediately and worked quickly to remedy the situation. She is so easy to talk to!! Prior to our visit, she sent emails and was quick to answer any questions I had. She also offers some local recommendations and they were spot-on! LOVED Aunt Chilada's!

This property is 10 minutes to everything, if you do feel the need to leave this quiet bubble of the world ~ go North to find major chain stores like Barnes and Noble and the Tanger outlets, and tons of grocery stores; go South to Coligny and Harbortown.

If you need to forget the outside world for just a little while, this is the place for you!

Thank you Karen and John for opening your home to us!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good time. Thank you for the review.
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5

Christmas in July!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at John and Karen's home on Hilton Head Island. The house was clean, spacious and perfect for a weeks stay with our family. The location to the beach, activities in the Hilton Head community and shopping, whether for pleasure or finding daily needs, was perfect. Also, not only was the inside of the house awesome, the outside environment was enjoyed by my whole family, especially the pool. The large decking area, both upstairs and down with plenty of seating, the large grille, corn hole, ping pong table and outdoor speakers made the week very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this property if you are looking for an opportunity to enjoy a place and location without having to worry with a crowd and sharing space other than with your own family. Karen was very quick to respond to any questions which made it nice to rent from someone who we felt like wanted to ensure that your stay meet your needs and expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are very happy you had a good vacation.
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Lots of summer fun!

  • 5 of 5

My family came in from Madison WI, Kansas City KS and Waterloo, IL to meet for the first vacation together in 5 years. We could not have found a better home to stay while on HHI. Home was very clean and well maintained, Karen was very responsive to my e-mails and I would be happy to recommend this rental to anyone especially if you have the whole family coming together. The beach is a 5 minute walk away if that. I felt it was much better than staying at a resort hotel on the island.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: So very happy you had a great vacation. Thank you for your review.
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5

Wonderful home! Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from a wonderful stay in HH! John and Karen's home was perfect for our family, which included 4 adults and 4 children (ages 4-8). The house was extremely clean and stocked with anything you could possibly need. It was nice having a beach cart to help get our things down to the beach, which was an easy 5 minute walk from the house. Everyone loved the large pool (with more than enough seating!), the ping going table, corn hole and the outdoor speakers to listen to music. There were also lots of pool/beach toys, pool noodles and more. Karen was also very helpful and attentive through the entire process. Thank you so much for making our stay great! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words!! We are so very pleased you had a great vacation.
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5

Great family home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this home. It was a very short walk to the beach (literally 2 minutes) and the beach cart that they provided was helpful. The home is stocked with everything you could possibly need. The beds were very comfortable. The owner was wonderful to work with and so attentive. We would definitely stay again. My only worry during our stay was the stair case. There is a metal spiral staircase and the steps were slippery. However, we could keep them closed off with the door at the top and our children knew to be careful, so everyone was safe. We had a fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at the property. Thank you for the great review!!
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Excellent vacation house for families!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time in Hilton Head. This house was perfect for our trip. We had 5 adults and two kids (4yr and 1yr). The pool is very large for a vacation house, and they had a huge storage box full of pool and beach toys. The house layout is great...all three bedrooms are upstairs connected to the open dining room-living room-kitchen. The bottom floor den is great for kids. I appreciate the beach carts provided, it made hauling everything to the beach (5 min walk from the house) much easier. The bike trail is only 1 house away, and you can get almost anywhere in Hilton Head by bicycle. We rented from Hilton Head Bike Doctor, and they delivered the bikes right to our door. This house has a bike rack by the side gate. The living room furniture was all leather chairs and sofa....perfect for relaxing. I really appreciate the "Welcome to our house" document provided by the owners beforehand...it made preparing for the trip much easier. Overall, I would recommend this house to anyone wanting to experience Hilton Head.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the property and for your kind words. We are very happy you had a very good vacation! John and Karen
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Map

Shelter Cove Marina
Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks
Starbucks
Publix Super Market
Adventure Cove
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Folly Field Beach
Chef David's Roastfish & Cornbread -- CLOSED
Coco's on the Beach
Pelican's Point
"Very good early bird menu. We love the parmesan crusted tilapia!"
BI-LO
"This is the closest grocery store to our home. "
Barnacle Bill's Fresh Seafood
Alexander's
"Very good early bird menu but have to be there between 5 and 5:45p to order from it."
Outback Steakhouse
Black Marlin Bayside Grill
The Fresh Market
IHOP
Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe
"We love the happy hour bar specials! 4-7pm"

2 and a half minute walk to the beach

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Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
March
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,495
 
 
April
Apr 8 2017 - May 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,295
 
 
May
May 6 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$2,395
 
 
Memorial week
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,695
 
 
Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 
 
Sept/Oct
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,195
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

No pets -$1500 pet penalty
No weddings (or wedding receptions) or group parties
No smoking
3.5% credit card fee and additional 2% fee for international credit card fee
Weeks run Saturday to Saturday

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Amenities

Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Remodeled in 2012
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Remodeled in 2013, 5 ft shower
  • Master bath is en-suite, guest bath off the living room, and large bath with double sinks and 5 ft shower on the first floor. All baths are newly remodeled.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , New gel foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Twin bed area - 2 twin/ single
    - We have a playpen-like crib
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), We have a play pen that can be used as a crib.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
outdoor music for the pool, beach chairs, stroller, high chair, lots of outdoor seating, outside ping pong table

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