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Beautiful Daufuskie Island Beachfront 2 Bedroom Cottage FREE GOLF CART

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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. The Rum factory is also a nice stop for the adults!

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.

***At this time the Melrose Beach Club and pool is not open. They have not provided anyone with information about the time of its re opening date. Please contact them directly to determine the hours of operation. Some parts of the property are currently transitioning ownership and are not up to the level of appearance as the rest off the community.***

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Property Manager
Jonathan McMullin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Daufuskie Island Beachfront 2 Bedroom Cottage FREE GOLF CART
average rating of 4.372093 based on 43 reviews
Beaufort, SC

What an amazing place!!! WILL BE BACK!

  • 5 of 5

We found this place and booked it for a quick vacation from our daily lives. We live about an hour away and have always been told about Daufuskie but never been. We booked this and fell in love. The pictures don't do it any justice! Jonathan was very helpful through the whole process and provided us with everything we needed. My family was so happy to relax and explore with the golf cart and we had a blast! One little hiccup figuring out how it starts but Jonathan got us squared away quickly with a text message. We had our golden doodle with us and he had all the space to run and play. The beach feels like it is your own. We would make coffee every morning and walked the beach for treasures. Kids wont stop talking about it and we are already looking to book our next trip. Thanks Jonathan for allowing to stay in your wonderful cottage!

Advice to readers:

1. Bring bug spray

2. Bring lots of easy quick snacks

3. Comfy shoes (nothing there is "fancy" so a golf shirt and sneakers were perfect)

4. Bring balls/toys for pets

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! Glad you were able to find a vacation close to home! We would love to have you back!
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  • 1 of 5

We rented this place for a fun New Year's weekend. However we returned home on the day of arrival because the listing was not as described. Yes the place was clean inside as it should be. But that is not why we went there. We went to see Daufuskie and experience what the island has to offer. We rented this particular place because it appeared to have a fireplace (romantic and cozy) and a golf cart. Neither of which worked. Even though listed as an amenity, the fireplace is for "decoration" only. (I didn't click in the right place to see that clarification). The golf cart was what was most important so I gave the lack of fireplace a pass. According to the owner, the cart was inspected and operational that morning. Strangely, the person inspecting it left it littered with half-empty bottles, beer tops, and cigarette butts. Even though deemed operational and fully charged, it left us stranded after running for less than 10 minutes and we had to push it off onto the side of the road and walk back to the cottage. This was a deal breaker because you have no car on Daufuskie and no restaurants, stores, etc within walking distance of the cottage. The Melrose Beach Club (advertised on the listing) is closed. Calls and texts to the owner after the cart completely quit working and as of this writing have gone unanswered. I had hoped he would offer to supply another cart or work something out, but he wouldn't call us back. So we called a transport company to take us back to the ferry rather than be stuck at the cottage the entire weekend. This was unacceptable because the whole point of our trip and reason for renting the cottage was that it included a golf cart for exploration of the island.

Also the owner didn't list us with the transportation company who picks you up at the ferry so we had to pay an additional $40 for transport. This fee is supposed to be included in the rental costs according to the transport manager. The transport manager said he hadn't been able to reach the owner to correct the problem.

A spoiled holiday weekend and a disappointing first very brief trip to Daufuskie.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This rental is currently being disputed with VRBO. We decline to comment about the guest or their experience. We ask that if you are reading this particular review and trying to determine if you want to book with us, please compare it to the many others for our cottage.
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charleston, wv

the cottage at melrose was great.

  • 4 of 5

my wife and I had a fabulous time on daufuskie island. the vacation was very relaxing and enjoyable. the cottage was great, with the beach right out of the back door. the owner of the cottage was great to work with. the cottage was clean and all utilities worked fine. we will be planning another trip. the island is not commercialized, with only a handful of restaurants, however it is very quiet and exactly what we were looking for.

thank you mr mcmullin for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have you! Let us know when you are ready for your next trip!
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42 4

Worn out

  • 1 of 5


  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming beach cottage with a beautiful view

  • 4 of 5


-cottage was clean and kitchen was well equipped.

-the car service to and from the house was great, Freddy gave us some great island history and places to go.

-sunrise with coffee on the screened in porch is amazing


-golf cart needs a light if you want to venture out for dinner at night, or perhaps a powerful flash light could work

-Melrose beach club was closed due to bankruptcy. This makes the nearest food options a bit of a drive.

-I would recommend having cards, board games, etc.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Daufuksie Crab Company
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Freeport Marina
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bloody Point Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Daufuskie Crab Company
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Right off the porch!
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Melrose on the Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall / Winter
Sep 1 2016 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 16 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Golf Cart Included $0 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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 ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • 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. Melrose Beach Club and pool is currently closed. We do not know when they will re open.

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