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Pet Friendly and a Short Walk to the Beach, Screened in Porch, Pool Access

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4 - 7 nights


Night Heron House Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4 w/sleeper sofa, community pool, short walk to beach

Leeward Breezes is a bright, totally renovated home with beach decor and amenities to enjoy beach-oriented living. An enclosed porch allows you to enjoy the forest setting. The one-bedroom,sofa bed, and full-size kitchen accommodate up to four people.

Leeward Breezes is located in Night Heron, located just inside the Sea Pines Ocean Gate. It is located just a 5 minute walk from a very uncrowded part of the Sea Pines beach . The Night Heron homes are free-standing, nestled in saw palmettos, palms, live oaks draped with Spanish moss, tall long-needle pines, and surrounded by lagoons.

Night Heron includes a community pool and is also located near one of the entrances to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Sea Pines has 15 miles of wonderful walking and biking trails, as well as access to the famous Harbortown, South Beach, and golf amenities. The home is close to many restaurants and attractions both in Sea Pines and nearby Coligny Plaza. Leeward Breezes rents at a reasonable rate.

One of the jewels on Hilton Head Island: Sea Pines is a private, secure, gated community on Hilton Head Island. There is public access golf , and, of course, the shops, restaurants, and water activities at Harbortown and South Beach. There are 15 miles of paved biking and walking trails just within Sea Pines, along with over 100 miles of trails on Hilton Head Island, not to mention biking on the packed sand beaches.

Night Heron is located just inside the Ocean Gate entrance to Sea Pines. It is located just a short walk from the ocean (0.2 miles) and from the Sea Pines Forest Preserve(0.25miles) . The Night Heron beach area is located half a mile from any hotel or timeshares in either direction, providing some of the least crowded beach space on Hilton Head.

But you are just down the road from Coligny Plaza and near shopping and restaurants. Leeward Breezes is a free-standing house in Night Heron in the midst of tall trees like southern pines, live oaks, hickories, and sabal palms, as well as saw palmettos. The community is surrounded by lagoons. Sea Pines is home to deer and water birds like herons, ducks, and egrets.

Night Heron, the community: Night Heron's homes are nestled among the natural vegetation. Leeward Breezes has a large enclosed porch and large windows for enjoying the natural beauty around you. There is a community pool in Night Heron which is open to guests during the long summer and fall. There are 15 miles of bike and walking trails awaiting you as soon as you descend the steps from the porch at Leeward Breezes. Some of those trails lead you down a private walkway to the ocean, just 0.2 miles away. Included beach give you access to relaxing hours listening to the waves or active time swimming, surfing, or playing beach games. A skim board and two boogie boards are also available for your use.

Built in a natural forested setting, Night Heron is quiet and private even though it is located very close to just about everything you may want to do or see during your stay on Hilton Head Island. Coligny Plaza, Harbortown, and South Beach are all within easy reach

Don't miss the great weather!: While most people come to Hilton Head in the summer, there are those who prefer to come in the off seasons. In the winter, it rarely goes down to freezing and is light to medium jacket weather most days. Even in winter, there are days when you may be comfortable in a shirt without a jacket. In the spring and fall the weather is moderate and days are often in the 60s and 70s.

Even though it is less attractive to swim in some of the off seasons, the beach is still great for walking and relaxing. The entire island is less crowded and there is still lots to do most of the year.

In the off seasons, some people may come for several weeks to several months, and the lower tourist activity on Hilton Head Island also means more attractive rates for rentals. Come on down and give it a try!

Access to the Beach on Hilton Head Island

If you want a beach-oriented vacation, please be aware that though all accommodations on Hilton Head Island have beach access available, for some locations you will have to drive to the beach. Hilton Head Island is shaped like a foot. More than 12 miles of beaches are on the 'sole' of Hilton Head Island. Most of the top of the 'foot' is marshland and beach is limited. Both areas are beautiful and hold their own charm. Beautiful sunrises occur on the beach or eastern part of the island and extraordinary sunsets can be seen on the western or top of the foot of Hilton Head Island.

Uncrowded beach

Within Sea Pines, Leeward Breezes is just a short walk down a concrete path to a very uncrowded part of the beach. The beaches on Hilton Head are public, but direct access to our closest beach area is a private path within the gated community of Sea Pines. As the pictures on our listing show, there is not much crowding there. Chairs are provided for use on the beach. Boogie boards and a skim board are also provided.

If you want to be in a more crowded beach, you can walk or drive to Sea Pines Resort beach (south) or drive to Coligny Plaza (north). See the listing pictures to see what the beach areas near us look like. You get to choose. And none of the choices are very far away.

If you are not interested in the beach, there is a community pool in the Night Heron neighborhood in which Leeward Breezes is located. A picture of the pool is included in the listing pictures. The community pool is only for Night Heron. It is open May 1 to at least September 30.

Pet Friendly

Leeward Breezes allows pets. We rely on responsible pet owners to keep this policy in place. We try to keep our property so it acceptable to both pet owners and non pet owners. The tile floors are for the convenience of pets, pet owners, and even non-pet owners because they allow for easy cleanup of sand and silt from beach activities.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10 AM and 5 PM from Memorial Day to September 30. This is Hilton Head's 'high season.' During the off season, well-controlled and well-behaved dogs are allowed on the beach anytime. During the entire year, dogs must be walked on a leash within Sea Pines streets and trails and owners must pick up after their pets. You can use official doggie doo-bags or just save your plastic grocery bags and take them along when you walk. The doo-bags should be tied closed and may be placed directly in the outside garbage can. There is weekly pickup of trash--just place all trash, including doo-bags in the outside trash can next to the house.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jim Brown, Beach Bum Rentals
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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About Jim Brown, Beach Bum Rentals

Our family has been coming to Hilton Head for over twenty years and have always loved the low key, quiet atmosphere on the island. Since our family name is Lee, that is why we called our home Leeward Breezes.

Jim Brown, Beach Bum Rentals purchased this house in 2010

Why Jim Brown, Beach Bum Rentals chose Hilton Head

We love to ride bicycles. The bike/walking paths in Sea Pines are extensive, not crowded, and safe for biking, even with kids. We used to pass this neighborhood a lot on our bikes and these 'round houses' always intrigued me. My husband's favorite thing is to walk on the beach, which we can easily do from Leeward Breezes. Also, we wanted a place where we could bring our Australian Shepherds, so we could enjoy Hilton Head Island with them and not have to leave them at home or in a kennel. Many other properties do not allow pets, even if you are an owner.

What makes this house unique

The homes in Night Heron are free-standing homes and in a very quiet, peaceful atmosphere. They are really places to relax and unwind. Being pet friendly means your best friend can enjoy long walks on the bike/walking paths, the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, or the beach! Plus, if you do not have pets, we try very hard to make it nice and fresh and clean for you to stay too!


based on 7 traveler reviews

Pet Friendly and a Short Walk to the Beach, Screened in Porch, Pool Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific two week stay on this property. It is clean and has everything you can possibly need. The enclosed porch was wonderful to have breakfast outside. The beach is a short walk away, you have both worlds of outdoor exploring on the nature trails and the beach. Our dog felt right at home and was able to experience the beach for the first time. Margot was extremely helpful in answering questions before and during the trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a great vacation in this unit. The location was excellent. There was a short walk to the beach and/or pool. The beach was quiet at this time of year and we enjoyed many beautiful walks with our Labradoodle as the beach is pet friendly. The unit is conveniently located just inside the gate and is close to shopping and groceries. The unit is equipped with everything you need and beautifully decorated. The screened porch was a bonus as it was nice to sit out there and read my book in the evening. We are in love with Hilton Head Island and intend on making a trip back very soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! We are glad you and your wonderful dog enjoyed the area. We hope to see you again.
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What a relaxing week!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a great vacation in this unit. The location was excellent and we loved the quieter beach and the easy access. We also introduced our 2 toy poodles to the ocean. We rode our bikes everywhere and I think the best thing we did is at 8PM when you can bike on the golf cart trails we followed one and ended up with a beautiful view of the Atlantic. We then rode our bikes back on the beach. Awesome! This rental was equiped with everything you would need and the decor and updates were beautifully done. My only suggestion would be to include a beach cart to carry everything down for a day in the sand and surf. We especially enjoyed the large screened in porch. We have one in Indiana which we enjoy so we spent most of our time out there for our breakfasts and the evenings. One week was not enough. We definitely will be back and hopefully for a longer period of time.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about Leeward Breezes. We also love biking the 15 miles of trails in Sea Pines because they are safe and fun to use. We have always loved being able to bring our canine companions with us too. It is our wish to make 32 Night Heron a comfortable and convenient place for your vacation. We are discussing how we can provide a sturdy beach cart to future renters to address your feedback. We hope that you come back again.
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Stone Mountain, GA (Atlanta suburb)

Just an awesome vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we've rented a property maintained by Margot and Jim Brown - and they definitely do it right! Leeward Breezes is a beautiful, comfortable home away from home - the tile flooring was wonderful, and I can't say enough about the huge screened porch - just incredible! We ate breakfast out there each morning and wound down after busy days on the beach and sightseeing every night. Jim happened to be working on an adjacent property and stopped by to say hello - great to know that they really are around if you need anything - but we didn't need a thing! As other reviewers noted, literally everything you could need is already there - just add people, pets and a few groceries to the fridge!

Thanks for a great mini-vacation! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Wonderful House for relaxing with dogs

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. Very clean and well stocked and furnished. Screened Porch was wonderful for reading. Location is great for our two dogs. Our Scottie loved the huge doggie bed provided. They loved the lagoon, the walk to beach and the wildlife. Excellent location on HHI.

We are planning on returning in 2012,

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Hickory, North Carolina

LOVE this place!! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I have spent the last four nights at this property.... we'll be leaving tomorrow and have already started planning our return trip! I can't say enough good things about this place... LOVED IT.

For those who haven't been to Hilton Head before - it's absolutely amazing. This was our second trip - HH will be our only "beach vacation" destination from here on out! The beaches are beautiful (beach near Night Heron is very quiet!), the island has a great natural /outdoorsy feel, and there are amazing restaurants all over the island. (Highly recommend Truffles!!) Savannah is nearby for a daytrip on a cloudy/rainy day, and today we went kayaking on Broad Creek and had several dolphins come right up to our kayaks!

The Night Heron community is great. I love the quaint feeling - reminds me of Girl Scout camp as a kid! The villas are tucked into the woods and feel isolated, even though there's plenty to do nearby. It's a shady 5 min walk to the beach, and an easy bike ride to Harbour Town shops/restaurants (sorry - didn't time it). Noise from traffic or other residents was never an issue -we fell asleep to the sound of frogs and awoke to the sound of birds singing. This villa backs up to a wooded area of trees, palmetto, and Spanish moss - fabulous view!

The property itself is great - nicely renovated with fresh paint colors, great kitchen & bathroom, nice furniture throughout, etc. Big flat screen TV's in living room and bedroom are a perk. WiFi was reliable, which was good because we're computer junkies! The living room has lots of space - we brought our dog, so it was nice to have a large space to set up his XL dog crate in the living room. Washer & dryer in the bathroom were convenient - they're small, but wash/dry quickly. The bathroom cabinet has a shelf labelled "dog drying towels," which was a nice touch! (There is also a dog bed & several dog toys included.) Two boogie boards & a skim board on the screened porch - we didn't use them, but would be great for a family with kids. Cleaning supplies are included for any quick cleanups (we love the Shark sweeper - need one for our own house!). Honestly, I can't think of anything that this house was lacking or any drawbacks that I noted.

Booking was easy through BeachBum property management, and Margot & Jim (property managers) stopped by today while they were in the neighborhood. Overall, we had a great trip and wish we didn't have to leave tomorrow!! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Nearest Airport
10.5 Miles
Hilton Head
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Coligny Plaza
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Ferry to Daufuskie
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sea Pines
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
I-95 and Hwy. 278
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Coligny Plaza
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Sea Pines
Car: recommended

Leeward Breezes is the place for you to spend some relaxing time near the beach in private accommodations. Hilton Head Island has a long history of habitation and has become a wonderful destination for beach-oriented vacations. Sea Pines, located on the toe of Hilton Head Island, is the site of world-class golf, housing, restaurants, numerous leisure activities, all in a forested and tranquil setting surrounded by the ocean. Sea Pines has uncrowded beaches and Leeward Breezes is in a private, quiet part of Sea Pines, just inside the Sea Pines' Ocean Gate. Leeward Breezes is a free-standing home in a very quiet community surrounded by nature. The community pool is close, as well as an uncrowded beach and ocean just a short walk away.

Activity and amenities are convenient. Restaurants, shopping, groceries, and sports (golf, tennis, kayaking, sailing) activities are available within Sea Pines or just outside it at Coligny Plaza, near the popular public beach located there.

Other Activities: kayaking, boogie boarding, skim boarding, horseback riding

Golf: Golf on Hilton Head Island is legendary. An island only ten miles long, Hilton Head Island contains twenty-nine golf courses, with more off-island. The Heritage Golf tournament has been held in Sea Pines for many years. Located in Sea Pines, the Harbortown Golf Links are rated #1 in South Carolina and among the top 100 in the United States. It is only one of three courses located in Sea Pines. Leeward Breezes is located in Sea Pines and is only a short drive from the Sea PInes golf resort center.

From Sea Pines' nearby Harbortown, you can experience dolphin cruises, sunset sails, ocean/marsh kayaking, and sport fishing. Many of these can also be found at South Beach, which is near the tip of the toe of Hilton Head Island.

Restaurants and shops throughout Sea Pines will make sure that you don't go hungry or thirsty or lack beach supplies, mementos, or souvenirs of your stay. All of these features are woven among the golf courses in Sea Pines. Should you choose to leave Sea Pines, there are many more restaurants, shops, activities, and, yes, more golf courses to choose from on Hilton Head Island.


Rates & Availability

Night Heron House Rental Rates

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Sep 10 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Renter must provide separate $500 damage deposit check. The check will not be cashed unless there is damage during your stay. Check will be destroyed after departure inspection. This can be waived if the guest purchases damage insurance through VRBO/Homeaway.
Rates Subject to change until confirmed

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Night Heron House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , All brand-new
  • Bedroom equipped with a new Simmons Beautyrest queen-size mattress. Simmons Beautyrest mattresses are used by several luxury hotel chains, including the Westin chain. Bedroom is quiet and private. The second bed is a queen-size Tommy Bahama sofa bed in the living room. Brand new plantation shutters let you control the light and privacy in the bedroom, and throughout the home.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The home provides a bright interior: vaulted ceilings and ample windows with plantation shutters control light and privacy The entire interior is freshly painted. It is furnished with beach-style furnishings, casual and comfortable. The living room has a queen-size Tommy Bahama sleeper sofa and a comfy recliner to watch the 42-inch HD LCD flat-screen TV. Or use the screened porch to relax and enjoy the natural setting. Kitchen is full-size and completely brand new, with new Silestone counter-top and new oak cabinets, including a new full-size refrigerator with ice-maker, full-size stove with cook-top, quiet, full-size dishwasher,and over the stove large microwave. Most of the new appliances are Energy-Star rated. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, cooking utensils, dishes, cups, and glasses. The bathroom has been updated with a granite counter-top and a refinished shower with a seat in it. We also have VRBO listing 449965, 2BR/1BA, across the street.

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