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1st Floor, Tranquil Views, Spectacular Resort Amenities, Unique Private Setting

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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Hilton Head Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

2BR/2BA-Sleeps 5 - 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Twin, 1 Queen Sleeper-No Pets, No Smoking


Welcome To Our Villa!

From the moment you enter the private Evian resort gates, you'll know your in a special place and that this beautiful and spacious villa is going to exceed your expectations.

​"Makin Memrees" is a first floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, pet free and smoke free villa with lagoon and lake views. Windows on three sides offer stunning views of semi-tropical vegetation including moss-draped oaks, magnolias, pines, and palmettos as well as the abundant wildlife that is natural to the area. Hilton Head Island is home to a wide array of wildlife, including numerous species of land and water mammals, and reptiles, and our location enjoys an abundance of exotic birds, alligators, turtles, squirrels, and deer. You'll be entertained for hours.

This villa is located near the center of the resort and provides the quickest and easiest access to all of the many, unmatched amenities you will want to enjoy while vacationing here.

All of these amenities are easily accessible from the patio:

* One minute walk to unlimited free tennis.

* Two minute walk to the private swimming pool.

* Only a few steps to miles of walking and biking paths. Hilton Head has nearly 60 miles of public pathways.

* Only a few steps to the foot-bridge over the lagoon, and fishing in the lake.

* Two gazebos and numerous benches surround the lake offering places to sit and read or relax and take in the beauty of this sub-tropical paradise.

Here is the layout

The master suite:

* King-size bed.

* Sitting area with lots of natural light-French Doors to patio

* Flat-Screen 42” HDTV visible from bed as well as sitting area.

* Large walk-in closet.

* En suite bath with a new custom walk-in shower, dual shower heads, tiled walls and bench seat with a custom glass enclosure.

The second bedroom:

* Queen and twin beds.

* Large closet.

* Flat-Screen HDTV and DVD player.

* The second bath has a shower/tub combo.

* Free Netflix and Amazon Prime movies and Pandora internet radio channels.

Meals can be prepared in the well-appointed modern kitchen or on the Weber gas grill on the patio. The snack bar seats three and the dining room seats eight comfortably.

The living room is large and includes two sofas and plenty of seating to watch TV (Netflix and Amazon Prime Included), relax, or visit with family and friends. The new wet bar has custom lighted cabinets, granite counter top, and built-in under counter wine and beverage cooler as well as a Keurig brewing system.

The patio which is accessible from both master bedroom and dining room thru French doors is one that you will want to take home with you. A large part of this patio is covered for use in any weather conditions and comfortable seating is provided along with the Weber gas grill. Leave the patio with your morning coffee and walk a few steps to the bridge to see nature’s inhabitants begin their day. Remember, this is a first floor villa, with no stairs to worry about.

Of course there is secure Wi-Fi with high speed internet access, a full size washer and dryer inside the villa, and central heat and air conditioning.

CLEAN! CLEAN! CLEAN! The villa is meticulously cleaned before your arrival by our housekeeper. It is then inspected by a staff member before getting a final check to make sure it is ready for you. Of course, being smoke free and pet free helps to keep it that way.

Check out the reviews! This villa's unique floor plan is perfect for a family with children, two couples vacationing together, or a group of friends enjoying a golf or tennis outing. Because this is our personal vacation home, you'll find a fully furnished and well equipped home to make your stay one you will never want to leave. Your personal electronic door access code is provided before you leave your home so that you can drive straight to our villa to begin your vacation without having to go to a management company office to check-in.

Some of the extras include:

* Championship golf courses (27 holes) at the Shipyard Golf Club

* Five-minute walk to the world famous Van Der Meer Tennis Academy

* Hilton Head Health the premier weight loss and health retreat in the nation for over 35 years

* Shipyard's private beach club and pavilion with restrooms and outdoor shower facilities

* Over 200 restaurants just minutes away

* Off plantation attractions such as miniature golf, museums, shopping, historical tours.

If you don't find available dates for Evian, please check our other listings.

Our family has provided accommodations here on Hilton Head Island since 2012, with our first villa here at Evian on Shipyard Plantation ( our second at St Andrews Common at Palmetto Dunes the next year ( and our third at Treetops near South Forest Beach this year in 2016 (

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Earl Mayfield
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016

About Earl Mayfield

Our story began in 1964 when we met as freshmen at Louisiana Tech University. Earl was the guy whose feet Marilyn tripped over each time she walked into Dr. Thompson's history class. Marilyn was the gal who tripped over Earl's feet. That was all there was to the relationship until things changed later in the semester.

The rest is history, as they say, with vows exchanged in 1968, careers in education for Marilyn and in the retail supermarket industry for Earl, a daughter along the way in 1971, and now three beautiful grandchildren.

It was with our daughter, her husband, and our three grandchildren that we first visited Hilton Head Island in 2012. Although we all live in the Atlanta area, we migrated from Louisiana and every vacation centered around the beach. Most of the time, those beaches were located in Florida or Alabama, but something happened when we traveled to Hilton Head Island. So struck were we by the beauty, "non-touristy", and family-friendly atmosphere that we knew we would be returning there soon.

Even before we left that week, Earl was already looking for a place to call their second home. Everyone in the family just said "yea sure...", everyone except Earl. Returning in December, we began an extensive search which ended when we walked into this villa. The floor plan and the large rooms, satisfied the need for a comfortable, roomy home for our family, but when we walked to the back door and stepped out onto the patio, we told the realtor we could stop looking. We truly felt, and still do, that there isn't a better location anywhere on the island.

We spend about every 6th-8th week at "makin memrees" and welcome guests from near and far the rest of the time. This has become a wonderful place for our family to gather and "make memrees", but we have gained the added advantage of knowing that we've played a part in helping so many other families and groups of friends do the same.

We welcome the opportunity to have you visit "makin memrees" soon!

Earl Mayfield purchased this villa in 2012

Why Earl Mayfield chose South Carolina

We have always been impressed with the relaxed, family atmosphere that Hilton Head Island provides. The many miles of bike and walking paths and the many other amenities available including the wide expanse of beach, the many sporting activities, and the shopping and dining attractions make this an outstanding vacation retreat. Evian has more amenities within walking distance from the villa than most other areas of HHI and they don't cost extra.

What makes this villa unique

Evian is truly a remarkable place. The views from this villa, and the access to all of Evian's amenities from this first floor villa are simply the best. Where else can you fish, relax, enjoy all of the wildlife, play tennis for free, enjoy the pool, bike or walk safely on the many miles of paths, and enjoy the beach, plus much more without getting in your car. You won't want to leave!


based on 38 traveler reviews

1st Floor, Tranquil Views, Spectacular Resort Amenities, Unique Private Setting
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Perfect vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation and loved the setting of the property, so beautiful and serene! We kayaked, biked, golfed, fished, walked on the beach, shopped and relaxed by the pool. The unit was so well thought out with everything we needed to cook, grill and feel right at home. We loved the proximity to grocery stores, restaurants and activities. Earl was so helpful and kind. We can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Yvonne, for sharing your experiences during your vacation on HiIton Head Island. We're especially pleased that you found our Evian Villa to be a place to call "home" during your stay, and that you were able to enjoy so many of the amenities and activities that HHI has to offer. We look forward to your return again next year.
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have had a more relaxing stay thanks to the wonderful accommodations at Makin Memries. We cooked in most nights because the kitchen is so inviting and fully equipped. Evian is a perfect location for those who want to ride bikes, be close to shopping and restaurants. The beach is easily accessible as well by bike or car. Earl is one of the most kind, prompt and helpful folks to work with so if you have any questions, need a restaurant recommendation or special request he is terrific to work with. I highly recommend staying here if you're looking to feel right at home on your vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marilyn and I are so glad that you found "makin memrees" for you to call home during your special week on Hilton Head Island. Thanks so much for all the nice comments and for sharing your experiences. I truly enjoyed our discussions prior to and during your vacation. We hope you'll return again the next time you visit.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this condo before and simply love it. It is so tastefully decorated and Earl has thought of everything to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. The location of this condo is perfect and is suitable for all ages. This is definitely a place our family highly recommends.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to know that you had a great second stay at our Evian villa here at Shipyard Plantation. We know that your family had been looking forward to this vacation for quite some time, and we hope you will come again. Thanks so much for sharing your experience.
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A Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year returning to our little slice of paradise. From the time we walked through the front door of this condo we knew that we had made the right choice again. Chuck and I found it to be very well maintained. the condo was so clean just like we found it last year. We had a lot of company this year and felt very comfortable in this condo! The weather was wonderful - lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures than last year. We were able to get some sort of exercise each day. We rode bikes a lot and loved walking the beach. A real plus was enjoying the view from the condo. It was like living in the middle of a nature preserve. The flowers were beautiful too!. Earl is so accommodating and easy to talk to and work with any concerns. We feel so lucky to have found this beautiful condo. My husband and I highly recommend this condo so you can enjoy a sliced of paradise too. You wont be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy knowing that our guests have enjoyed their time on our beautiful island and that they found the villa to be a place that they want to return to year after year. We'll always make sure the villa meets your expectations, and we are looking forward to your returning again next year. I know Chuck got many rounds of golf in this year and that you both were able to entertain friends and family at your home away from home. Have a great Summer and we'll see you next year.
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Wonderful vacation home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a wonderful 2 week stay in this lovely vacation villa. What a great place, perfect location in Evian, close to the pool and tennis, and with a lovely view of the bridge and lake from the patio. Everything here is outstanding, very well stocked kitchen with every utensil needed for cooking complete meals. This is my third year vacationing in Shipyard, but my first in this villa. I will be coming back. After staying in other rental properties I can tell you this is hands down the best I have experienced.

Little extras such as bikes, a gas grill, a crock pot, even a laundry basket. I felt like I was at home. The beds were heavenly, the master bath is amazing, and everything was exactly as described. I have no hesitation recommending this property.

Now, my review would not be complete without mentioning the great people that own this home. Earl is a joy to work with, and from our first phone call I truly believed he wanted me to have a great vacation, and would do whatever he could to help me. This proved true on our drive to SC, when we learned we were driving into the severe rains from the hurricane that caused the flooding in SC. Earl was concerned about us making it safely, even offered to text me any updates while we were traveling. He also went above and beyond with offering early access to the villa the morning of our arrival, so that we could get in and settled before the worst of the rain hit. Because of this generosity we made it to HHI before they closed I95 and I26 due to floods. This was so kind and was very thoughtful.

Are you thinking of reserving this villa? Stop it, stop thinking and JUST DO IT!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tracy, for expressing your feelings in such a positive way. We always work hard to make sure that everyone of our guests feels at home in our villa, and takes home many lasting memories. All of the little extras have been added over time as we've continued to look for ways to make each stay a little better than the last one. I'm sure you'll see something else added when you and your family return next year. You first contacted me about your vacation 49 weeks before your arrival date, so I know that you and your family have been looking forward to this vacation for a long time. Helping you travel to Hilton Head safely and into the villa before the heavy rains is something we feel should be part of what we do as hosts. We're glad that it helped get your vacation off to a good start.
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A little slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here several times. This would be our only choice, however the Villa is so popular it is usually booked. The owners recently upgraded the kitchen and the master bath. Very nice. It is immaculate and the location is perfect with the back patio tucked behind the tennis courts and your own small lake and lagoon. We will be back...

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have the two of you back to spend a few days at the villa and hope that you're able to find time to come back again. Yes, we are fortunate to have many return guests, and we always do our best to assure that we can keep their favorite week open for them. I always enjoy visiting with you on the phone and I'm sure we can have you back when you're ready to return. Thanks for sharing your experiences at Evian!
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The Town of Hilton Head Island provides nearly 60 miles of public pathways and nature trails on which pedestrians and cyclists may enjoy the diverse destinations and activities provided by this wonderful place to work and play. In addition, there are more than 50 miles of pathways and shared roadways within the private developments. These private pathways are for the use of residents and renters of the respective communities and their guests.

The Town of Hilton Head Island contains 12 miles of the world's finest beach. At low tide, it is the ideal opportunity for your family to enjoy the coastline on your bicycle.

The Town of Hilton Head Island is proud to provide a network of parks that capture the unique character of the Town's natural environment and recreational opportunities for our residents and visitors. Public restrooms are available in most parks.


Rates & Availability

Hilton Head Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Value 2018
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

***Please phone us or use the "Email Owner" button to inquire about rates, availability, or to book this property. You will be provided an accurate quote, and payment terms, as well as a Rental Agreement and cancellation policy for review. Upon acceptance by both parties, owner will send a Rental Agreement for completion and an invoice for your deposit. Only after we receive both our completed Rental Agreement and your first payment will your reservation be confirmed.***

Discounts on stays over 14 days. Stays less than 7 days must pay $125.00 cleaning fee.
Most weeks are Saturday 4:00 P.M. to Saturday 10:00 A.M. only. Inquire before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Hilton Head Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large custom walk-in shower with dual shower heads and seat
    Second Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Updated in 2013 with new vanity, fixtures and commode
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Large room with sitting area and walk-in closet
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Very large closet for storage
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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