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Beautiful Beach Home - Full Ocean and Marsh View.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Our family fell in love with Harbor Island day one. Then, we found the perfect beach home on Ocean Marsh. You get all of the scenery and feel of the beach with the tropical feel of palm trees, ferns, and moss covered trees. We vacations at our beach home often. We have family gathering, golf weekends, fishing contests, wildlife viewing, and fun nights gazing at the unbelievable number of stars as we wind down the day on the second floor deck.

if you are looking for a place to reconnect as a family, experience the low country, have a great mix of beach time, nature walks, sunsets, and great food and shopping destinations. Harbor Island is the place to be!

A gated and secure vacation destination with tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, great pool and work out facility.

Keywords: Home, Pet Friendly, Full Service

More Details

Heather Whitton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Heather Whitton

We consider ourselves blessed to have three children, 2 dogs and a cat :)

Heather Whitton purchased this house in 2005

Why Heather Whitton chose Beaufort area

Our beach home provides the full experience of Harbor Island. Experience the marsh and the ocean from the back decks. A quick golf cart ride (one of our favorite things to do) and you can chose your beach access point.

What makes this house unique

We often go kayaking, you are minutes away from Hunting Island, there are several great local eateries, several places to buy fresh sea food, Savannah Ga is 40 minutes away and Charleston is 60 minutes away.


Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our beach home has full marsh and ocean view. Our decks overlook a beautiful marsh area with the ocean directly after the marsh. You get the best of both worlds. The beauty of the natural marsh with the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Hear the ocean roar, watch the waves roll-in while wildlife engages with the marsh and small waterways within. At high tide, the water comes within feet of our back deck. Simply fantastic.


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average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
Martinsville, IN

Excellent stay for the price

  • 5 of 5

This was our first outing to South Carolina. We left Indiana early on a Saturday and drove down. The instructions I received via email were on point. We had no issues checking in with the guard shack and getting our pass. The flora and fauna on the drive down Ocean Marsh Lane are breathtaking. The key was in the lockbox and the house was very clean. There's a deck out back that overlooks a marsh between the house and the beach. I spent a good amount of time out there, especially early in the mornings. There is a screened in portion of the deck off the master bedroom when the bugs get bad in the evenings. Even on the open part they're nothing that spray won't take care of. There are numerous beach access points just a quick golf cart ride away, 6 or 7. There's also quite a bit of local restaurants that are very good including Boondocks, MJs Soulfood, Tienda Mexicana La Moreliana, all excellent. We also hit Gay's Fish Company, an awesome seafood market. We got flounder, mahi mahi, and shrimp. The house was well stocked with spices, etc plus everything you need to cook. We paid it forward and left old bay, zatarans shrimp boil, and a shrimp peeler/de-veiner. The golf cart worked great, just remember to keep the charge topped off. All the locals were extremely friendly, and there are awesome spots to watch birds and alligators. We stayed in Waveland Mississippi last year for a comparable price and it didn't touch this place. I wish I could live down there. Beautiful country, awesome beaches and wonderful people. We plan on coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Grove, IL

Beautiful serene location.

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect design for either a couple or a family! We love the open concept, bright living space, windows and doors facing the marsh and ocean beyond. Golf cart for going to beach or pool! It is quite a trip to the grocery store, but very close to Johnson Tavern and grill, and also other restaurants near...Foolish Frog (awesome), Gullah Grub, Boondocks, etc. we loved the quaint and historic Beaufort....about 14 miles away. We also enjoyed riding bicycles on on the side roads between Harbor Island and Beaufort! I will also mention how great it is to have local produce from nearby vegetable farms! We were disappointed that Hunting Island was closed...recovering from Hurricane Matthew... but rumored to reopen Memmorial weekend. Great experience and extremely secure location with it being a gated community!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful vacation !

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from spending a month at your beautiful home. The location was wonderful, we enjoyed so many beautiful sunrises from the deck and the lush greenery around the house. The beach is beautiful and we spent many hours walking and enjoying the scenery . Everyone we met was so friendly and the location of your home made it very easy to go sightseeing and enjoy Beaufort , Savannah and so many other places. The area restaurants were great and we loved the availability of great fresh seafood.

We had a wonderful vacation and have reserved the house for next February. Also our dog loved his rides to the beach in the golf cart !

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The house is a terrific place for a family vacation. Our family of four (plus two pups) had a wonderful time. This was our second year here and we are already looking forward to next year. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to prepare just about anything you can think of. We had plenty of space to spread out and were able to sit together comfortably in the living room to watch movies, etc... The view from the house is simply beautiful. There is a view of the marsh and the couldn't get any better. We saw a deer crossing the marsh early one morning...painted buntings...just beautiful! Having the golf cart was a major made beach going so easy and was great for cruising around the island in the evenings enjoying the wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brownstown, MI

Isolated area - Fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in Harbor Island and we really enjoyed the isolated, wooded area of this house. It was a quick ride to pool and beach by golf cart. The view of the ocean was great from deck (which not many houses in area can claim). House was clean and offered everything we needed. Smooth and quick interactions with property manager whenever needed - would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA

Lovely home on the sea islands - the perfect antidote for a long Canadian winter

  • 5 of 5

We have visited South Carolina many times over the years and enjoy the people, the Gullah culture, the food and the wildlife. This year, for our three generation family vacation, we wanted a quiet place, near the water, big enough to accommodate our family of seven, plus dog, and interesting enough to provide activities for guests from three to sixty-five. We were not disappointed.

The home is very clean and roomy, yet cozy with family touches everywhere. The kitchen is well appointed for the foodies among us. The living room is spacious and opens on to a deck with a view of ocean and salt marsh. Other decks open from bedrooms, both up and downstairs. Egrets wade close by the property at high tide, ospreys soar and hunt overhead. The handy golf cart conveyed us to the nearby beach for sunny days of wandering, combing and collecting.

The gated community is friendly and very quiet. We loved being greeted in the morning by the sound of songbirds, not traffic. We loved the silent evening walks with no street lights to obscure the stars. The grandkids were particularly excited about the alligator basking in the pond just down the street.

Shopping and touring historic Beaufort are about 25 minutes away. Fresh seafood is about 10 minutes away. Miles of pristine beach are about 5 minutes away. A good book in a quiet deck chair by a sleeping dog is always at hand.

A long car trip from the land of ice and snow, but well worth it. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Johnsons Creek Tavern
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Several Courses
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Johnsons Creek Tavern
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Harbor Island Beaches
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Deposit $500

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.