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Oceanfront 5 Bd/4.5 Bath- Kid Friendly Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12) kid friendly

Welcome to The Southern Pearl ...... oceanfront, 5 Bedroom/4.5 bath home that was recently updated and not your typical rental home. House has outside shower and ½ bath on lower level for easy use when coming in from the beach. Private boardwalk of Trex from the house to the best beach Harbor Island has to offer. Two master suites, one on main level and one on upper level. Fabulous well stocked kitchen with granite, stainless appliances, double oven and large island that seats 4. Extra refrigerator in large laundry room with front load washer/dryer and pantry space. Screen porch facing ocean with custom built bed swing and 6 rockers makes for wonderful relaxation on your vacation at Harbor Island. There is also a hammock under screen porch for more relaxation. Fabulous deck on upper level with chaise lounges for sun bathing or star gazing. Pac-n-Play, high chair, booster seat and toys. 4 TV’s, one being a new 4K Ultra HD Smart TV in the living area. Great room with dining table for 8 and 2 sliding doors overlooking the ocean …. Very open floor plan for a large family or multiple families to share. House is professionally decorated with professionally landscaped yard … one of the nicest oceanfront rental homes on Harbor Island. House sleeps 12 with one infant in crib. 3 beach cruiser bikes and golf cart for your use as well as beach chairs, beach toys and corn hole game. Bicycle rentals are also available at the Beach and Racquet Club. Our rate INCLUDES golf cart, departure cleaning and 1 car pass.

Frances Nicholson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About Frances Nicholson

We are natives of South Carolina and have always loved the Lowcountry. Harbor Island was an instant attraction to our family as we love the beach and family time together. No need for fancy clothes .... a swimsuit, pj's and a toothbrush and you are good to go! We love how uncrowded the beach is all the time!

Frances Nicholson purchased this house in 1998

Why Frances Nicholson chose St. Helena Island

Our home is located on the best part of the beach at Harbor Island and also within walking distance of the pools.

What makes this house unique

Our home is professionally decorated and not your "typical" rental home. Custom made bedding and window treatments throughout the home and you feel like you are part of our family when staying at The Southern Pearl! We have a large family and understand the needs of bringing kids and babies to the beach and strive to make our home a memorable experience for your family of all ages. For older adults that don't like getting out in the sun, the screen porch is ideal for sitting and watching the comings and goings on the beach as well as watching the dolphins. The custom made bed swing is my favorite spot!


Beachwalk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • There are 4 1/2 baths. Master up has large walk in shower and two sinks; lower master has tub/shower combo and one sink; hall bath on lower level can be locked and 2nd bedroom on lower level can be made private; twin bedroom and bedroom with 2 double beds share a large bath with tub/shower combo. The 1/2 bath in the garage area has a large sink also. There is also an enclosed outdoor shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upper Master Bedroom has king bed and sitting area overlooking the ocean; lower master has queen bed and opens to screened porch; another bedroom on lower level has a queen bed; one bedroom upper level has two double beds and one bedroom on upper level has twin beds. Pack n Play, high chair, booster seats and toys for kids.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 3 bicycles
  • 13 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront 5 Bd/4.5 Bath- Kid Friendly Home
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful oceanfront family friendly property in gated community!!!

  • 5 of 5

We love all the changes since the hurricane!! 4 generations together for a peaceful week of bike rides, beach walks and back porch sitting!!! As always, everything was just perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you!! So glad it was a great week for everyone!
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Amazing property, even better owners

  • 5 of 5

Y'all don't want to miss this house. Right on the beach, tons of space, meticulously taken care of, etc. The owners were amazing throughout the entire process. After the first night there we all agreed that we wanted to stay at that exact house every year that they let us.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you .... we strive to make our house not a typical rental! We look forward to having you back!
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Best Harbor Island Rental for Family

  • 5 of 5

My adult sisters, their spouses and small kids, and my mother stayed at the Southern Pearl for the first time this summer. The house is exceptionally well laid out and appointed for families, including many of the items we would have had to bring for the toddlers (gates, beach toys, etc.). This house is set apart by how well decorated and stocked it is (the second refrigerator was amazing!) and all the amenities. For example, there is a golf cart, bikes, and beach chairs all included. We have stayed in several beach front rentals on Harbor Island in the past and this is our favorite. Beyond the house itself, the owner (Frances) was amazing to work with and went above and beyond in many ways. She was always helpful, informative, and understanding. Another excellent and often missed point at rentals, all switches are labeled and all instructions for operating literally everything at the house are spelled out. This can be so frustrating at other rentals. An example of Frances going above and beyond -- my brother in law is a fisherman and Frances made the effort to get tips from her family members to pass along to him. I cannot tell you how much it added to the vacation. We love how quiet and beautiful Harbor Island is and this is frankly the best rental on the island. A tip we learned after a couple of years -- Gay Fish Co. is located right before the entrance to the island and is a great spot to grab fresh (as in just off the boat) seafood to bbq at the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our annual family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed your home for the last 5 years! The location is perfect!! Over the week we had 4 generations- ages 6 months to 89- and your home was perfect for all!! You have always been very easy to reach and quick to respond. Harbor Island is the perfect place for us. We have stayed in several other homes but yours is by far the best! Beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you could need. Private beach access, golf cart, bicycles,oceanfront screened porch- just a few of our favorites! Looking forward to next summer already!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truely a Home Away from Home!

  • 4 of 5

Oh Mrs. Frances thank you so much for opening up your home...we had a BALL! Hailing from Minnesota (the land of 10 thousand lakes) we took full advantage of everything the beach has to offer...from swimming, crabbing, fishing to looking for shells! Our group ranged in age from 8 to 85 and we all loved it. Your home is spacious, yet cozy and comfortable and located in a prime spot. You had bikes, the grill, beach toys, chair, crabbing nets and of course the beloved golf cart...we wanted for nothing. Though our group won't be as big next year, we will be returning to Harbor Island...this time for 2 weeks. We have fallen in love with the area in larger part thanks to your hospitality and your lovely home.

We had a little hiccups with the golf cart key and both you and your lovely cleaning lady responded right away. I just can't say enough good things about your home. Again thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Niki we are so glad you enjoyed our home and Harbor Island! We hope you will come back again to our little piece of paradise~!
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Love love love this great spot!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks on Harbor Island - a week over Spring break with our grand boys and another week with our best friends. Everything about this home and location were perfect for our groups of young boys and older friends. Everyone had their space to relax/play, etc. The home is so well equipped...we wanted for nothing. It is EXACTLY as indicated. The open living area/kitchen/dining is really perfect for everyone to hang out together as are the outside decks. Bedrooms are situated to allow for personal space and quiet time when you need it - especially the master! (the panty/laundry off the kitchen is perfect for the kitchen overflow - and the little desk makes a great mini office for that person who needs a laptop spot) The location next to the beach is spectacular - our spring vacation gave us the beach to ourselves. Mostly locals and their doggies on the beach each much fun for us all. Harbor Island is quaint, quiet and very special. Bicycles and the golf cart made it fun for everyone to cruise around.

Frances - you are a peach to work with - thank you for making our vacation such a success. We love your home and hope to come back in 2018.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Hunting Island State Park is located just 2 miles from Harbor and is open to the public. They have a nature center and lighthouse you can climb.


Rates & Availability

Beachwalk House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 15 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Harbor Island is a gated community and required gate passes for each vehicle. The price of a pass depends on the number of nights: 3 nights = $34.65; 4 nights = $46.25; 5 Nights = $57.75 and a weekly pass is $69.30. If you are bringing a boat the cost is $5.00 for a boat pass. I include the departure cleaning and 1 gate pass in my rental rate. I also include the use of the golf cart in the rental rate. We are flexible certain times of year on the rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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