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5 BR With Spectacular Views!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

5 BR, 4 Bath Home With Wrap-round Porches

The Main Floor has an open plan kitchen, dining room and family room opening onto a large porch with outdoor living at its best. Granite counters, stainless appliances, and bar seating in the kitchen. Queen bedroom and bath on the main floor, while the Master Bedroom is on the second floor containing a king bed and en suite bathroom - jacuzzi tub and marble counter tops. The second floor also has a queen bedroom with en suite bath and yet another family living area with large TV, laundry room, and wet bar. There are two porches off the second floor with spectacular views across the marsh of the ocean and the Harbor River. Great view of the osprey nest, too! The third floor has two bedrooms each with a set of twin beds. These bedrooms share a bath and a television. Designer finishes through-out. The golf cart - Old Blue - can whisk you away down the road to the beach and the pool, or several bikes of all sizes are available to explore the island.

Our home is one of the Causeway Cottages located just over the first bridge and across from the crabbing dock. The beach and the pool are a short walk. The golf cart and bikes allow access to the beach in a few minutes. Please note that summer rental is weekly form Sunday to Sunday.

More Details

John Berggren
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

About John Berggren

Our family vacationed on Harbor in 2005 and left as homeowners. Currently, we aren't able to visit as often as we like and decided to open our home for others to enjoy. This is the first year that 71 Harbor is open for guests.

John Berggren purchased this cottage in 2005

Why John Berggren chose Beaufort area

Harbor Island is a peaceful respite for families to spend time together enjoying the outdoors. It's reminiscent of times past.

What makes this cottage unique

When looking at homes to purchase, we fell in love with the spectacular views from the porches of 71 Harbor Drive and never tire of the incredible beauty of the marsh and the low country.


Saint Helena Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Four Full Baths. Jacuzzi in Master.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main Floor Queen with bath; Second Floor Master with Bath; Second Floor Queen with Bath; Third Floor Two Twin Bedrooms with a shared Bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Two car passes and housekeeping are included in the rate.One additional car pass is available upon request for an additional fee.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

5 BR With Spectacular Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

John Berggren's home was absolutely beautiful and very clean, the beds were very comfortable and the view was gorgeous. Thank you John for everything you supplied.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boynton Beach,FL

Great home with impressive views!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our family Christmas on Harbor Island. The house had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, and the views are just breathtaking! Looking forward to visiting again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing !!

  • 5 of 5

Our son graduated from Marine Bootcamp, Parris Island. Our experience was wonderful and John was very accommodating . The house was comfortable and amenities were not lacking! The house was close to Parris Islsnd- 25 minutes. Pool on the property and the Hunting Island beach was less than 10 min.

It was beautiful and memorable.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Home on Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends have several years of enjoying a summer "stay-cation" on Harbor Island. This is by far the preferred home for our majority! The main floor is open with a good design for flow around the kitchen and porches. The large table and seats at the kitchen bar allow for the comfortable and simultaneous feeding for at least twelve (eight at the table, four at the bar). Plus, there is a table for four lucky ones on the porch. You will find the causeway breezes consistent and phenomenal! Off one side, you can relax and enjoy coffee while looking over the creek and marsh to the Harbor River sound. To the opposite direction one can enjoy a view of the Osprey nest, Hunting Island and the Atlantic Ocean. The layout of the home allows for the enjoyment of gathering with others, yet there are a variety of nooks and tuck-aways that makes this home also accommodating to those who desire a time of solitude or quietude. The owners are very responsive. Their love and affection of this home and Harbor is apparent in the care and maintenance they put into this residence. We look forward to enjoying more time at our favorite stay-cation home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holland, MI

Best house yet!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our sixth trip to Harbor Island. We have stayed in 4 different houses and 2 different condos. This house was hands down the best house. The views are spectacular. Not may places on the island provide you with beautiful marsh and river views and a lovely ocean view. The porches on this house are amazing. Perfect for watching shrimp boats, lounging on the couch with a good book, watching the sunset and star gazing. Even on the hottest days the breezes were amazing so that we were always able to enjoy them. The layout of the house is perfectly designed for adults, teenagers, and young children. The furnishings are lovely and very comfortable.

We were there with our two teenage nephews and our three young sons. The location of the crabbing dock was perfect. Many hours were spent checking the crab pot, searching for alligators in the creek (which we saw several times), and watching the osprey nest ( We had the thrill of seeing the babies take their first flight). The golf cart was perfect for exploring the island and evening sunset rides. The bikes were so great for the kids to have some freedom to ride around the island.

I hesitate to recommend this amazing house for purely selfish reasons because this house will always be our first choice when we return to Harbor Island!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, very well furnished home with wonderful porches overlooking marshland

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at your beautiful home.The owner has furnished it with comfy couches and even left spices on the counter and dressings in the frig! You could tell it is used by mostly family and well taken care of. We have five kids in their teens who had a wonderful time. They especially loved tooling around the island on the golf cart. The ocean is a pretty good walk from the house, but the golf cart made it easy. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Savannah-Hilton Head
Nearest Beach
Harbor Island
Car: necessary

Harbor Island is a gated community with no commercial development built around the vast marshes and three and a half miles of a beautiful constantly changing beach. The Beach and Racquet Club has an adult pool, baby pool (18' deep), playground, small exercise room, beach volleyball court, tennis, and basketball courts. There are

views of the ocean and St. Helena Sound across the marsh from both decks, kitchen and master bedroom. Our home has an open plan living/dining room and kitchen, decks and rocking chairs on two floors, open, airy and bright! The house is a short walk or bike ride to the beach and pool. There is a golf cart available to explore the island or drive to the beach or Beach Club.

Harbor Island is about 15 miles outside of Beaufort, SC - a beautiful quiet historic town filled with restaurants and quaint shops. The Chocolate Tree is not to be missed. Savannah is about an hour drive, Charleston is about an hour and 45 minute drive, and Hilton Head Outlets are about 45 minutes away for day trips. However, you won't want to leave the peaceful quiet of Harbor Island.


Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 19 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 13 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

Summer rates are from Sunday until Sunday. Rates are subject to change until reservation is accepted.

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