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Beautiful Daufuskie Island Beachfront 2 Bedroom Cottage FREE GOLF CART

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Melrose on the Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The one and only island of Daufuskie! Take the ferry from Hilton Head or Savannah and feel any stress in your life instantly go away with the soft breeze and the refreshing smell of the ocean.

Transportation will be waiting your arrival at the landing, and take you and your luggage to Melrose Plantation, where your peaceful oceanfront cottage awaits you. We are pet friendly so please let us know if you are going to bring your furry friend and we will make the proper accommodations. The four passenger golf cart will be parked at the cottage when you arrive.

Walk in to a place with a magnificent view of the Atlantic that you will find nowhere else on earth. Both doors have been upgraded to electronic code locks for your convenience so you never have to worry about a key while your there!

Each bedroom is the same size with two Queens beds, and full private baths. The bathrooms are large and spacious and include a fairly large tub for a soothing bath. In the open kitchen you are provided with all the necessary pots, pans, plates, glasses and utensils, with plenty of room for your groceries. We do not provide WiFi. There are some networks in the area that may be available.

The screened in porch looking out at the ocean is a relaxing place to spend the evening with a cocktail. The sun rises in the east and is a beautiful sight coming up early in the morning with some fresh coffee.

On the island of Daufuskie the most difficult decision is to walk the quiet, clean beach, read a book on the back porch listening to the ocean, touring the island on your golf cart and seeing the many wild animals, the seasonal Sea Turtle eggs or historic relics from the Civil War. Don't forget horseback riding, game of tennis, or a round of golf at the famous Jack Nicholas golf course might satisfy. Or you could shop at the Silver Dew Pottery or the Gullah and Island Museum or the Community Farm. Maybe even plan your week with fun filled activities from many of the charter fishing, jet skiing, para sailing, or dolphin tours offered in the area.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Jonathan McMullin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016

About Jonathan McMullin

Three close friends who have a long family history in the lowcountry with a true love for the island of Daufuskie. We want to share the fun experiences of the island with others so please enjoy our place as much as we do!

Jonathan McMullin purchased this cottage in 2012


based on 38 traveler reviews

Beautiful Daufuskie Island Beachfront 2 Bedroom Cottage FREE GOLF CART
average rating of 4.5526314 based on 38 reviews

Would stay here again!

  • 4 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised and we were very pleased with the condition and location of the home. A few of the beds were hard and springy and are in need of replacement and the kitchen could use a few more items (i.e. cutting board, pitcher, wine glasses, etc.). Otherwise, the location to the beach was great and the cottage is very close to the Melrose Beach Club. We did have an issue with getting in to the cottage upon arrival because the key code we were given was incorrect and we had no way to contact the property manager. We had to track him down through one of the locals that was able to find out who cleans the house and they were able to give us the correct access code. The property manager was very apologetic and quick to respond once he realized we were having an issue. All in all, we would definitely stay here again and would recommend this place to others (just be sure to confirm the key code and a contact number a day or so before before arrival).

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the response, I do sincerely apologize for the confusion. Thankfully it is a very small island and you were able to get in touch with me. I have contacted VRBO to fix the communication issue so that it won't happen again. We would love to have you back and we will look into getting some of those items for the cottage.
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Great house and host

  • 4 of 5

This house is nicely positioned right in front of the beach access. It is clean and comfortable. Everything went smoothly with the transportation from the dock and our van driver Freddie gave us the lay of the land. Jonathan was in constant contact concerning a small hiccup we had and was very helpful and easy to work with. Thank you for all your help. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! I apologize again for the confusion. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you back!
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Relaxing and enjoyable as always

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th stay at 134 Avenue of Oaks and was enjoyable as ever. We were very excited about visiting the cottage and Daufuskie. We brought bikes for the kids and the rode all the time.

The cottage was clean and ready for us when we arrived.

We will be booking our 5th visit soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daufuskie Tranquil Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cottage and island to visit when you crave a respite from the busyness of life. The cottage was spacious and well appointed, and the screened in porch with multiple ceiling fans, provided a great place to sit with an early morning cup of coffee listening to the waves a mere football field and a half from the ocean. Having access to the Melrose Beach Club pool was a delight as well as using the provided golf cart to explore the island. Also provided with the rental was transportation both to and from the cottage. We had a few questions on arrival, but Jonathan was quick to get back with us. While you're on the island, a trip to Melrose Beach Club for dinner is a must (call ahead) as well as a trip to The Glass House for beautiful jewelry.

My only suggestion would be a small on-site notebook with details about the golf cart (how long it goes on a full charge), info on swimming at Melrose (we were uncertain if this was included), transportation policy to/from the ferry, a map of the island, craft places to go, history of the island, etc. All in all, you can't go wrong with a visit to this beautiful oceanfront cottage! We'll definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect little Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful, everyone we met was super friendly, the golf course was beautiful, and the beach was perfect for all-day play! With the wide low tide beaches, the kids stayed busy catching hermit crabs and finding shells. The fact that this is a pet friendly cottage and beach made this the perfect getaway for the ENTIRE family. The island itself is hauntingly beautiful, and we can't wait to return.. We had one little 'oops' on our first night that turned into a story we all have for the telling for years to come... the golf cart is NOT equipped with lights and we didn't realize this until we got ready to head back to the cottage after a wonderful evening filled with yummy food and great conversation at the Sunset Grill. Navigating Daufuskie Island with no lights at night is a daunting task, but we turned it into an adventure with the help of a full moon and phone GPS! We made it back just fine, and even set out again a couple of nights later, prepared with hand held flashlights in tow. The sunsets on the dock and fried shrimp and hushpuppies were totally worth it! This was one of the most memorable trips we have ever had, and I see a new tradition in our future!

What I would improve? The mattresses are a little too firm for my achy hips, but a nightly dose of Aleve, and I was fine.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Melrose location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, Jonathon!! Thanks for quickly answering our call, too. It was a relaxing and very enjoyable stay for our family. The cart worked well - which is a big plus, and your kitchen was well-stocked in cooking pans, etc. We'd love to stay there again, sometime! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Melrose on the Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall / Winter
Sep 1 - Mar 15
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Golf Cart Included $0 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please find a Rental Guide at the bottom of the Rental Agreement that you view when booking. This should help answer many questions about the island and cottage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Melrose on the Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Spacious, full bathrooms with large soaking tubs. One is equipped with ironing board and iron in closet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Both bedrooms are large with full length mirrors.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
GOLF CART INCLUDED WITH HOUSE. Many books are provided for guests. Jack Nicholas golf courses rated in Golf Digest Top 25. Historic sites, Silver dew Pottery, The Iron Iron Fish gallery. Low Country restaurants include Marshside Mama's, Eagle's Nest, Daufuskie Crab Company, Calibogie Club, Fappy's Ice Cream. Wonderful family time to relax or spark romance. There is NO bridge to Daufuskie, just take the county ferry or private boat from Savannah or Hilton Head to the Island and begin your vacation with a beautiful boat ride. There are also private transportation boats available.

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