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Mia Moran-Cooper

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

Awesome sunsets! Natural beach! Golf cart and Hunting Island passes included...

33 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Beaufort area House Rental Photos and Description

4-bedroom home sleeps 8

Read our reviews! For 5 years we've been on VRBO, with many satisfied guests, some of whom repeat year after year. They love the view from our balconies and the peace and quiet Harbour Key offers!

We have one of Harbor Island's newest homes, built in 2008 and freshly painted in 2015. Drive our 3-row golf cart to get to the Harbor beach and appreciate our unobstructed water views and the gorgeous 5-minute drive over salt marshes and lagoons teeming with wildlife. Your children can ride safely all around Harbor Key on our bikes, with no traffic and no exit except through locked gate. Fish and crab without leaving our backyard. Our home sits on a tidal lagoon and overlooks the Saint Helena Sound where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Each evening offers a breathtaking sunset from two full length balconies! Each morning offers a different view of shrimp boats trolling in the sound. A sanctuary for sea birds, the balconies offer up close views of many species and the lagoons are host to alligators, fish, crabs and other wildlife.

This Non-Smoking, no-pets home is kid-friendly and comes equipped with everything you need for a family vacation: free use of our golf cart, lots of bicycles, a pack 'n' play, dining booster seat, safety gate, diaper changing table, toys, movies and books!

Our home has two master bedrooms/bathrooms with queen beds, each with doors opening onto the 2nd floor balcony with plenty of chairs and tables. The first floor of the house has a full bathroom , a large living room, a full size kitchen with brand new appliances, a dining table that seats 6 and 4 counter top dining stools, all opening out on a full balcony furnished with chairs and tables. Two bedrooms on the 3rd floor share a huge bathroom; one bedroom has twin beds; the other a full size bed. Also on the 3rd floor is a common area with a futon offering awesome views of lightning storms should you be so lucky to have one!

Access to the Harbor Island Beach and Racket Club and facilities is included in available and includes a swimming pool, tennis, volleyball, basketball, fitness/weight rooms.

Drive our golf cart, our bike or drive your car to the private, uncrowded beach at Harbor Island. We also include for your use 2 car passes to Hunting Island State Park beaches, just 4 minutes away by car (without the pass, $5 per adult per day to visit) where you can enjoy two different beach areas, the Lighthouse, Nature Center, Fishing Pier and more....

Want more than natural beaches? Historic downtown Beaufort, South Carolina, is just minutes away. Venture further to Savannah, GA, just an hour away. Or in 90 minutes, you can enjoy historic Charleston, SC!

We are located in the heart of Gullah culture, near Fripp Island, 45 minutes from Hilton Head Island, and about 25 minutes from Parris Island, SC

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mia Moran-Cooper (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

About Mia Moran-Cooper

We are native to West Virginia and currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA, until we can retire to our Harbor Island home!

Mia Moran-Cooper purchased this house in 2010

Why Mia Moran-Cooper chose Beaufort area

My husband and I have enjoyed the Low Country around Beaufort, SC for many years. We find the whole area, dripping with Spanish moss and Southern charm, to be so romantic and enchanting, full of historic interest and unique Gullah culture. There is something here for everyone to enjoy: If you get bored with the natural beauty, unspoiled beaches, nature center, trails and lighthouse at Hunting Island, there is shopping, dining, carriage rides and playing at the waterfront park in downtown Beaufort; the Marine Corp Parris Island and Marine Corp Air Station and more. Nearby Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC offer great day day trips. In April 2010, we just could not pass up the opportunity to buy a two-year old home of our own at Harbor Island where we watch dolphins follow the shrimp boats and enjoy yet another private beach where we have watched egret nest eggs hatch, followed sea turtles and collected our share of horseshoe crab shells!

What makes this house unique

Includes use of 2 unlimited car passes for nearby Hunting Island State Park (usually $5/per person/per day entry fee but you will get your whole carload in for free each day with our pass) Includes use of all the Harbor Island amenities: private beach, swimming pool (April 1-November 1) tennis, basketball, gym, crabbing/shrimping dock and more

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

Awesome sunsets! Natural beach! Golf cart and Hunting Island passes included...
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Spencer, WV
5

My Second Favorite Place in the World

  • 5 of 5

My favorite place is my hollow in West Virginia. This particular home in Harbor Island is a close second! I have been here twice now and its beauty and serenity warms my soul. This last time I shared it with my lifelong friends of 40 years and my daughter and her children. Seriously, there is nothing better than sitting on the upper veranda watching the gorgeous sunsets every evening! I took enough photos to wallpaper a room! The accommodations, colors, decorative items and art give it such a wonderful local flavor it's hard to lock the door and leave. You would not want for anything! Whether heading to Hunting Beach, a hop skip and a jump down the road or visiting the Sound and its beach by golf cart, one can't go wrong. The information Mia provided us gave options for restaurants, shopping, local sight seeing and books of the history and geography of the environs. I'm fascinated by the Gullah people that made this area their home. There are plenty of spaces for walking and bicycling and for children to run free. This year we took an hour drive to visit Savannah. I would be remiss if I didn't thank our hosts Mia and Bob for such an amazing vacation! You made everything easy. If anyone is thinking of traveling to this beautiful part of the country I can't possibly recommend this home any more highly! Get away from the commerciality and crowded beaches of Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. Come to Harbor Island and Beaufort where history and nature are center stage! Let Mia know and she'll make the wheels turn for a vacation home that is one of a kind!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect 70th Birthday!

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to HI since I was 8 years old as we own a condo on the island. This weekend was my mother in law's 70th birthday (and father in law's birthday, as they share the same birthday) and my sister in law and her family drove up from Florida and we drove in from Greenville. We needed a place to house all ten of us and Mia's BEAUTIFUL home was perfect for us for the weekend. Everything we could have ever thought of was there; the pictures don't do the home justice. Even though it was cold, we were able to fish, cruise around (bundled up) on the golf cart, play games, cook and enjoy each other's company comfortably. Mia was MORE than thorough and available at the drop of a dime if we had what questions. We think we have started a new family tradition for the matriarch and patriarch's birthday weekend. It was PERFECT! Thank you so much, Mia. You truly are the best hostess I've ever dealt with on VRBO!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Short get away for golf outing.

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I thouroughly enjoyed our brief but wonderful stay in your beautiful home. Arrangements could not have been easier, thanks to you, Mia, and your very helpful tips and seeing to every detail. Loved the comfort of the home and art work and decor are so nice. Gorgeous views and scenery, especially the sunsets!! We would happily recommend your home to anyone looking far a comfortable vacation spot. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte NC
5

Perfect Summer Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home for our past 2 summer vacations. Look No Further!!! This is the perfect home to help you enjoy all Harbor Island has to offer. The sunset views from the porch are amazing. This home is clean, comfortable and cozy. There was more than enough room. The golf cart was an added bonus. My family especially enjoyed a golf cart ride each evening to see all the wildlife. Mia was wonderful to work with and provided so much information to us before and during our trip. I have never met her but I feel like I know her so well. That personal touch is something that is hard to find these days. I highly recommend this home for your summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation Home & Location

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation home! We had 3 couples in the house and there was more than enough room for us. The decks are fantastic and we enjoyed the sunsets every evening. Mia (owner) did a fantastic job of sending us information in advance and the house is filled with useful information regarding things to do and places to eat. We ate out every night and every meal was fantastic! We had fun with the golf cart (which held all of us) seeing all of the different homes and exploring the different beaches. We spent one day at the community pool which was quite nice and spent the rest of the time at Hunting Island beach right up the street (having the passes from the house was great!). It was a public beach so it had bathrooms and was not too crowded. The sand is deep and the water was perfect.

Great house with lots of amenities included, the owners are so welcoming, open and available for questions at any time and the community is very nice. All in all, it was a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte nc
5

3rd time for our vacation here

  • 5 of 5

My family just finished our 3rd vacation here at this beautiful home. It appears my grandkids don't want to go anywhere else. :-) Bikes of all sizes to use, a limo golf cart, chairs, toys, beach towels, are all there, so we dont have to pack them. The Owners have always been so helpful with anything we needed. Just a call or text away, and they answered right away. You won't find a better owner to work with, hands down. The view from this home on Harbor Island can't be matched for the sunset view, and the wildlife. We saw Mr Al E. Gator nearly everyday in the lagoon under the decks and saw a couple of others just sunning themselves in random places on the island. If you're a Bird-watcher, you won't be dissappointed as well. We got the book out on birds (that was on the table in the living area) and tried to match the birds as we watched them from the decks. Kiddo's on the third floor with their own Bathroom, while the adults got the second floor to themselves. It was relaxing and there was plenty of room. The colors are coastal, and inviting. We have always felt right at home in this beautiful home.

The ocean side is just a 5 min golf cart ride, and the kids rode their bikes all over the island. My husband and I fished most evenings in the 'sound'. Never did run out of stuff to do, but its the best "unplugged" week, where I make the kiddo's put down their cell phones, tablets, and video games and spend quality time doing what families should do. Wouldn't want to stay anywhere else, and my grandkids start asking a month after we get back, if we're going back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Private Harbor Island Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
North Beach and Lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
South Beach at Hunting Island
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

St. 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
 
Summer
May 14 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 2 2016
1 night minimum stay
$200
$1,325
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning/laundry $135
Refundable damage deposit $500
non-refundable deposit $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Quoted rates do not include the following Harbor Island visitor fees:
1-4 night visitor pass $10.50 per night per car
5-7 night visitor pass $52.50 per car
8-14 night visitor pass $60/per car
15-21 night visitor pass $65/per car
22-90 night visitor pass $75/per car
91-364 night visitor pass $100/car

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Beaufort area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On 1st floor next to kitchen and living room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , open from primary Master bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Opens from 2nd master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Huge bathroom connects both 3rd floor bedooms
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower is enclosed and has door for privacy
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Master bedrooms on 2nd floor with queen bed each, Double Beds (1) 3rd floor a 3rd floor bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds in a 3rd floor bedroom , Baby Cribs (1) Pack 'n Play portable stye crib/playpen in 3rd floor bedroom closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon in 3rd floor 'common area'
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
BONUS! Rental includes use of our 2 car passes for unlimited access to Hunting Island beaches, fishing pier, nature center and more (usually $5 per day per vehicle.) Hunting Island also offers a variety of educational programs for all ages. Rental fee also includes use of our golf cart (seats 4) for getting around Harbor Island! Our house also has a private outdoor shower with hot/cold water. You may also use our adult bikes, children's bikes, scooter, coolers, beach carts, beach chairs, sand toys, rafts, and even beach towels while in our home! You can fish on our property. We are well-stocked with current magazines and books. We also have cookbooks with local recipes, martini glasses, wine glasses and more to make your stay extra special. Harbor Island has many scheduled activities (cocktail parties, pancake breakfasts, pool pizza parties, etc) to which you are welcome. See Harbor Island Homeowners website in advance or check out the marquee while you are the

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