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Captains Quarters on the Water: Incredible Views survived Matthew, no damage!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

Shelter Cove Harbor villa at Captains Quarters. One of the closest villas to the water. Incredible view of the Broad Creek and entrance to the Shelter Cove Harbor. Views are great from the inside through floor to ceiling windows or sliding glass doors that lead out to two balconies. One balcony from the Master Bedroom and the other from the Living/Dining area. It is rare to have such an incredible view from a first floor villa. Being on the first floor this close to the water feels like being on a houseboat without the sea sickness. Watch the sea life from the villa, like dolphins, sea otters, sea gulls, egrets and pelicans just to name a few. Or watch people entering or exiting the harbor on water craft ranging from sea kayaks to luxury yachts. Shelter Cove is a Mediterranean-style village on the harbor with a great variety of restaurants and shops all within walking distance. Shelter Cove is also a part of Palmetto Dunes with full access all of it's amenities and beaches.

Location, Location, Location: Shelter Cove is located in the Palmetto Dunes Resort. Palmetto Dunes Resort is rated one of the top family vacation destinations in the US. The resort has three miles of beautiful wide sandy beaches, world class golf courses and tennis courts and miles of shady bike paths under Spanish moss draped century old oak trees. Shelter Cove is a small Mediterranean style village with numerous restaurants and shops. Enjoy Mexican food and drink one night, then French the next or Italian or fresh local seafood. All have indoor and outdoor dining and many offer live music. All within walking distance along the beautiful harbor. Shelter Cove also has on site harbor master to assist booking boating or fishing trips and on site adventure company for kayaking and eco trips.

View, View, View: Wow. As soon as you open the front door, you are drawn to the view thru two large sets of floor to ceiling windows in the living room. The beautiful blue water seems to flow right up to the windows. At first you may not notice the fully renovated villa with the fully equipped kitchen to your left or the large master bedroom with king bed to the right. You are just drawn to the water. You then notice the dining area to the left of the living room with sliding glass doors out to the covered balcony even closer to the water. Slide open the door, walk to the railing and just soak it all in. Take your time, have a seat, unpacking can wait. It is truly amazing. You will never be this close to the water in a villa on the beach. The beaches are great and you can spend as much time there as you like, but the view here along with the peacefulness of the calm water and quite surroundings is truly special.

More Details

Keith Goss
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2017

About Keith Goss

I'm a pharmacist in northeast georgia. Married to my wife Linda, a nurse, for 27 years. We have two boys, Tyler 23 and Tanner 18. We have owned and managed this property since 2010. We also own and manage a beachfront villa in Hilton Head and a cabin in Helen, GA.

Keith Goss purchased this villa in 2010


Hilton Head Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Dual Sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two internet connected Blu-Ray players. One in living room and one in master bedroom. Both allow you to play DVD's and Blu-Ray disks on the connected high definition TV's. Both are also internet connected to allow downloads of movies and TV shows. They also allow you to listen to Pandora internet radio.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Captains Quarters on the Water: Incredible Views survived Matthew, no damage!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
Union, KY

We enjoyed our 5 week stay in this lovely unit. The condo met our needs perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

The condo has a beautiful location-adjacent to the Shelter Cove marina on the Broad Creek marsh. It has views of both the marina and the sound where we watched the tides and boats go in and out along with the wildlife. The area was quiet and convenient. Daily we would walk through the marina and took advantage of the many shops and restaurants there. We also waked to the other areas of Shelter Cove frequently. With Hilton Head's comprehensive system of paved pathways, getting around by foot was a breeze. If we had wanted to, we could have rented bicycles from the rental company adjacent to the condo's parking lot.

The Shelter Cove area is located about mid-island so it convenient to all the restaurants, shopping and golf courses on Hilton Head.

The rental unit itself is thoughtfully furnished. We found the bed in the master bedroom very cozy and our guests said their bed was comfortable as well. The double sinks in the master bath made getting ready in the morning easier. The kitchen is packed with utensils, pots and pans, and dishes, all conveniently organized. Although we didn't eat in much, when we did it was easy. The living/dining areas are comfortable.

Before ending these comments, I want to say a word about the owners. They were very responsive before our trip and during our stay. In the second week of our visit, the main TV suddenly stopped working. Within 2 days, the owner drove 2 hours from his home to replace it with a new one. That's service!

We hated to leave our winter get-away but all good things must come to an end. We wouldn't hesitate to rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beauty on the water

  • 5 of 5

Watch water birds, dolphins, pelicans and kayakers from the open view of the living room, dining area, kitchen and master suite in this well appointed villa. It is situated at the mouth of Shelter Cove Marina Harbor and every boat that goes in and out of the harbor cruises past Captain Quarters on the Water. This first floor villa offers easy access to parking, shopping, restaurants and all amenities. The owners are responsive and helpful. There is a large pool and hot tub available for use. Many ammenities in easy walking distance. Fun !!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend a relaxing week. Although hot at this time, plenty to do.. Fireworks every Tuesday == watch from your own patio. Kayaking = biking. And clean clean clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location on HHI - perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was the third time my wife and I have stayed in this apartment. My wife and her family have been coming to Hilton Head for over 20 years, and I have been joining them for over 10 years myself. We keep coming back to Captains Quarters on the Water for so many reasons:

- The location in Shelter Cove is perfect, both for access to amenities in the immediate area (walk to restaurants/shopping, bike to grocery stores/restaurants) but also the perfect mid-island location

- The VIEW! We love just sitting in the living area and watching boats, kayaks, paddleboarders, even dolphins coming and going from the marina. Seriously, a cup of coffee and a good book on the terrace is the perfect way to start the morning or end the day. It's also the ideal location for watching the weekly fireworks show during the summer.

- The apartment is always cleaned to very high standards and outfitted with everything you will need for your stay. Washer, dryer, pots, pans, cooking utensils, flatware, dishware, etc.

- Privacy. We have stayed in the unit at various times throughout the summer and never feel crowded or squeezed. The pool always has an hour or two when it is deserted and we have never been disturbed by other guests in other units.

I almost hate to give such a good review because we want to be able to keep this place as our own private haven, but the owners really deserve praise and you will ABSOLUTELY enjoy your vacation here if you choose this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful relaxing stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay here. The water views are stunning and we saw two dolphins from the patio! Would highly recommend to anyone planning a trip to Hilton Head.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Charlotte, NC 28210

Beauttiful Sunsets and views of the water

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Captains Quarters on the water - unit was clean, well maintained and the weather was beautiful. Highly recommend to everyone. Very Relaxing.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Rates & Availability

Hilton Head Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

$100 due at booking with remainder due 1 month prior to stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Palmetto Dunes
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Ela's/Bistro 17/San Miguels/Scotts Fish Mkt
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Palmetto Dunes
Car: recommended


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