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Enjoy an outstanding ocean rental

Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
  • House5000 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms6
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This property is located in the Melrose on the Beach plantation directly on the ocean. There are great views of the Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Head Island and Tybee Island from most rooms and the multiple porchs and decks.

The home is on the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course overlooking the 16th green and 17th tee. There is an oceanfront private pool.

There are 3 oceanfront master suites each with its own Jacuzzi tub. There are three oceanfront decks and two fairway decks. There is a screened porch of the kitchen for outdoor dining. The home has three separate living areas and two laundry rooms. There is a second refrigerator for extra food and a wine cooler with wet bar.

Keywords: beach home, vacation home, villa, cottage


J. Michael Halwig MD

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018


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


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Master Suite
        1 king, It is oceanfront on the 2nd floor (main living/dining area)
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Overlooks the golf course on the north side of the 1st floor
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Overlooks the golf course on the south side of the 1st floor
      • Guest Suite 1
        1 king, It is oceanfront on the north side of the first floor
      • Guest Suite 2
        1 king, It is oceanfront on the south side of the first floor
      • Media Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Located on the top floor away from the living areas
      • There are 3 king size beds, 1 queen size Bed, 2 twin beds, 1 sleeper sofa and a portable baby crib. The home has an inverted floor plan with the 2 Guest Suites and the other 2 bedrooms located on the 1st floor. The Master Suite is located on the 2nd floor next to the living/dining area. The top floor Media Room has a full sized sleeper sofa with access to a full bathroom with a shower. It is quiet and located away from the main areas of the home.


      • 6 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Guest Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Guest Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Media Room Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The Media Room sleeper sofa has access to a full bathroom with a shower.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Access to the Driftwood Cottage beach is 3 houses to the south. It is about a 2 minute walk. You also can drive a golf cart down to the beach with your gear and park.
        • Golf Course Front
          The home is located between the 16th green and the 17th tee of the Jack Nicklaus course
        • Oceanfront
          The home is located on a seawall which protects the home from further beach erosion. The beach is located directly below.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Elevator
                      Available on request.
                    • Garage
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      There are 2 parking pads.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach towels are not provided and the provided towels are not to be taken outside.
                    • Washing Machine
                      There are laundry rooms located on the 1st and 2nd floors.
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          There is a gourmet kitchen which is fully stocked with almost all the possible cooking items
                        • Catering Available
                          This can be arranged
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Dishes and utensils are provided for 12 guests
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          A coffee maker with disposable filters is provided
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Doulbe with with covection capibiltiy.
                        • Pantry Items
                          A spice rack is provided including salt and pepper
                        • Refrigerator
                          A second refrigerator/freezer is also provided for additional food storage
                        • Stove
                          6 burner electric cooktop
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              There are 4 seats at the kitchen island, 4 at the table located in the Great Room, 6 seats at the oceanfront table off of the great room and 6 seats at the screened porch table off the kitchen.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                  A limited number of hard and soft cover books and books-on-cd are available.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  The Great Room, Media Room and Family Rooms all have DVD players. The Media Room also has a Blu-ray DVD player also. The bedrooms have integrated DVDs located in the TVs.
                                • Games
                                  A limited number of games are available.
                                • Music Library
                                  A limited number of CDs are in available.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Satellite TV is present in all rooms with televisions with HD satellite TV in the Media Room.
                                • Stereo
                                  There is a system in the Great Room.
                                • Television
                                  The Great Room and Family Room have Sony 40 inch televisions. The Media Room has a 52 inch Sony televison with a surround sound system. All bedrooms have integrated TV/DVD systems.
                                • Toys
                                  A limited number of beach toys are available. Four lounge chairs and 2 beach umbrellas are available.
                                • Video Library
                                  A limited number of DVDs are in available.


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      A limited number of bicycles are available for rental through the Pro Shop
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      An 18 hole Jack Nicklaus course with 17th and 18th holes located along the ocean. There is also an 18 hole links-type course located at Bloody Point.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Available for rent at the Beach Club.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas (attached directly to the home's main gas line).
                                    • Tennis
                                      Located by the golf club house.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      There are 4 beach lounge chairs and 2 beach umbrellas provided. There are also a few boogie boards, air mattresses and beach toys available.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Melrose on the Beach has a Beach Club available for a daily or weekly fee.
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Can be heated in the off season for an additional fee of $25.00/day.


                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

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

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hunting
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis

                                                              11 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              The property was perfect for our extended family vacation

                                                              Drew N.

                                                              The appointments of the home show attention to detail and to a desire to have this home be a first rate experience for anyone who rents it. The small things that make that type of home welcoming were present.

                                                              The small wares in the kitchen were high end and all types were available for cooking for a large number of people.

                                                              The beds were comfortable. The towels and linens were not work and were high end.

                                                              The views from the house were spectacular and exactly what my wife and family desired in a beach home.

                                                              This is a home that I would recommend without hesitation

                                                              Beautiful home on a quiet beach with well equipped kitchen!

                                                              MICHAEL T.

                                                              Knowing the weather would be iffy in March we took a gamble. We took May river excursions an uncovered boat over to the island. Unfortunately it was raining pretty good so we a little wet. May River helped us the best they could with tarps and gave us a break on the costs of out bikes due the inclement weather. Transfer to the house left our luggage uncovered. So prepare to cover your belongings if there is a chance of rain. The house is absolutely beautiful. We had 3 separate families and the 3 floors gave us plenty of room. The beach was quiet and the drift would along the side of the house was awesome for some beautiful photos. The kitchen was well equipped. We lucked out with better weather than was expected. There were a few things that were unexpected. The pool heater was in need of repair and the air conditioner on the middle floor went out after a storm. The direct road access to house was washed out in a storm so we had to take golf carts over to the house just a a few yards. Wasn't a problem except for transferring luggage in and out. But the property manager Deb Smith was very responsive. All in all we had a very nice stay and would go back.

                                                              Wonderful vacation

                                                              Flossie W.Chattanooga, Tennessee

                                                              Our family had the best vacation ever at this spectacular beachfront home. Every detail is first-class, from location, to decor, to spaciousness. The property manager added tremendously to the quality of our stay with her hospitality and attentiveness.

                                                              Stellar and relaxing

                                                              kyeckEatonton , GA

                                                              The house and the property manager were stellar. Daufuskie is a wonderful get away and the pace slows, families reconnect and this home was great! You wake up with a view that makes you think you are floating on the water. Deborah the rental agent made getting to and setting up what makes this island unique very easy.

                                                              The house offers everything you need except food and suntan lotion! More then you can expect. It is well laid out , clean and well maintained. The pictures do not mislead you at all. I stongly suggest getting a golf cart!

                                                              At high tide the beach by the house is small, but that only last for a few hours and you can walk down a path and hit the sand if you must. We fished off the sea wall and caught tons of fish more then we can eat, and gave them to a local gentleman.

                                                              The people that live on the island are great , alls you need to do is ask and they are refreshing , open and helpful.

                                                              We used the ferry service from Salty Fare on HHI Joel was great to work with and offered coverd boats, DI transportation , Stewart and Freddie were great...

                                                              Dont over pack... tee shirts and bathing suites are all that was needed and theie is two laundry rooms.

                                                              Great Time

                                                              RynoJasper, al

                                                              The house was much more that. We imagined. Very spacious and all of the amenities were first class. The pool was great for young kids. Owner was very easy to deal with. Awesome experience.

                                                              Daufuskie House

                                                              Runner GirlSouth Carolina

                                                              The house was wonderful, pool was great, location fantastic. We had a wonderful time. Unfortunately several things in the house were not in working order which was a bit disappointing, but overall we had a fabulous time and would definitely return to the same house again.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We appreciated the feedback regarding issues in the home. We were not aware of the problems and had relied on the couple who were helping manage the home on the Island for us to stay on top of things. We have addressed the issues raised and have made a change in the management of the home to help prevent this from recurring in the future.


                                                              Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

                                                              The property is located in the Melrose on the Beach Plantation directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Since Daufuskie is an island without a bridge it’s the perfect getaway for a totally relaxing beach vacation. Access to the Island is by ferry, on-demand boat service or by private boat. Golf carts are the main form of transportation on Daufuskie as only maintenance vehicles are allowed within the resort. This lets you get away from the 'hustle and bustle ' of everyday life. The Island lacks the usual distractions of life 'as it is like at home'. In addition to the Resort's facilities there are plenty opportunities for long beach walks, island explorations, relaxing days on the beach, poolside lounging, reading and playing board games, dolphin watching, shelling and crabbing and a variety of other fishing and hunting opportunities. Rentals include a 10% discount on Melrose Resort meals and golf for guests. Daufuskie is an island without a bridge and accessible by Ferry or private boat. Golf carts are the main form of transportation on the Island. Most everything on the Island is about a 15 minute ride from the house. Weekly rentals include a credit for 1 or 2 four seat golf cart rentals based on the size of your group. The house is located on a seawall. There has been erosion to the beach. The beach is directly in front of the house but about 5 feet below. There is beach present in front of the house most of the day but at times the water at high tide will go all the way up to the wall. Some people climb up and down the wall. There is also access to the beach three houses down from us. It is about a two minute walk or you can drive a golf cart down to the beach with your stuff and park it there. There is a picture on the site that shows the beach access to the south of the house.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date incur no penalty. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival forfeit the full first rental payment and cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival forfeit the full payment. There is a cancellation fee of up to $150.00 to take into account the time required to process the reservation and the additional deduction of any credit card processing fees charged in the process of booking and canceling the reservation.

                                                              11 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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