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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Melrose on the Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom (+ sofa sleeper) at Daufuskie Island's Melrose at the Beach Resort


- We are happy to provide information about coming to Daufuskie, a bridge-less island that requires a short boat trip to get here. However, before contacting us with questions, please review our website's FAQ page:

- The pools are not open year-round, and the dates of the pool season are determined solely by the Melrose on the Beach Resort.

- Important Scheduling Information: Unless there is a partial week gap, for the summer of 2017 there will be a 7 day minimum, running Saturday to Saturday. A minimum 7-day rental is required for some holiday weeks. Please note that summer rates will apply for those holiday weeks.


1) This cottage is a direct ocean-front property and is situated on a corner lot, providing its lucky guests with an wonderful view of the ocean from two sides.

2) A Sofa-Sleeper in the living room with an adjoining half-bath and dressing room makes this perfect for family groups.

3) Easy walking distance to all amenities, including the beach, resort pool*, playground, restaurant, and golf center.

4) A complimentary 4 person golf cart is provided by the owners.


Location, location, location! The beautiful and spacious Blue Fuskie Cottage provides its lucky renters with a front row view of the Atlantic Ocean that has to be seen to be appreciated. Talk about a WOW factor!! Imagine yourself driving on your rented golf cart through a quiet road lined with Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss, pulling up to the back entrance of your vacation home, walking into your bright and spacious living room, and being greeted with a dazzling panorama of the ocean and blue sky just beyond. Trust us…It just doesn’t get any better than this!

The cottage itself is located on the Melrose on the Beach Resort, and this home has undergone a major renovation that created a large open floor plan tastefully decorated with a subtle coastal seascape theme. The cottage was designed to provide an ideal space for family get-togethers, including an open kitchen with granite counter tops and updated appliances overlooking the living room and dining areas.

Each of the two oversized bedrooms has its own private bathroom (an additional half-bath is conveniently located off of the living room) and provide a lovely and serene setting where you will fall asleep listening to the nearby ocean waves. The cottage can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people, with a king-sized bed in the master bedroom, two queen-sized beds in the front bedroom, and the leather sofa in the living room providing another queen-sized bed when opened up.

Your cottage includes a screened-in porch on the ocean side, and what a perfect place to enjoy to enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun come up over the ocean! You will actually see glimpses of both South Carolina and Georgia from here, with Hilton Head off to your left, and the Tybee Island lighthouse on your right. And straight ahead….nothing but soaring sea gulls, a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, and of course, the deep blue ocean itself!

You will find yourself strolling from your cottage to the beach over and over. This pristine and secluded beach is perfect for long walks, jogging, and even bike riding. (No golf carts here, though! This is a nesting area for the endangered Loggerhead Turtles.) Families especially enjoy the relatively calm waters where children can swim and play without fear of a strong undertow. It’s a great beach for building sand castles and hunting for shells and sand dollars after the tide goes out.

You will have free access to the spectacular Melrose pool area*, and discounted rates at the wonderful Beach Club Restaurant and the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. (In addition to the Melrose course, avid golfers will also enjoy playing on the nearby Bloody Point championship golf course.)

You will enjoy touring the resort and the island on your complimentary cart as well as bikes, which are available for rental. And there's no better place for nice long walks!

The wildlife is abundant and breathtaking. The resort is the home of a Great White Egret rookery, where you will see hundreds of these graceful birds settle in for the night. A nest of American Bald Eagles can be found behind the inn, and now and then vigilant visitors can actually catch site of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.

As lovely as the Melrose on the Beach resort is, you will want to spend time exploring the rest of this unique and special island. Accessible only by ferry, Daufuskie's isolation from the hustle and bustle of the mainland provides a one-of-its-kind experience for those looking to truly get away from it all. (See below under 'Owners Profile') for a more detailed description of the island.)

If you're looking for an old-fashioned Beach vacation experience, this beautiful cottage will exceed your expectations. This is a very popular cottage with island visitors, so be sure to reserve your time at this lovely vacation home today!

*The Melrose on the Beach pools are not open year-round, and the pool seasons are determined solely by the resort.

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

Property Manager
Deborah Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016
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About Deborah Smith

The owners are a Pennsylvania family who love Daufuskie and enjoy visiting Daufuskie as often as possible. They enjoy sharing the beautiful Blue Fuskie Cottage with vacation visitors.

Why Deborah Smith chose Daufuskie Island

Quite simply, this vacation home has it all! Unsurpassed ocean and beach views, a lovely resort location, and...most of all...situated on Daufuskie Island, one of the best-kept secrets on the Eastern coast of the United States.

What makes this cottage unique

The gorgeous Blue Fuskie Cottage is located on one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern coasts: Daufuskie Island. Your home overlooks 2 miles of pristine, quiet beaches where all you can hear is the sound of gentle waves and beautiful shore birds. Watch the shrimp boats, bike or ride horses along the beach, take a Historic tour and discover the Gullah History of Daufuskie or take in a round of golf. Don't forget to try our island delicacy, deviled crabs! Better still, we'll help arrange a full low-country dinner prepared by a local resident to be delivered directly to your cottage.

Daufuskie has several unique and colorful restaurants (Marshside Mama's and the Daufuskie Crab Company) where you'll swear you're in the middle of the Caribbean, as well as the casual but upscale Eagle's Nest at Bloody Point.

History buffs will enjoy exploring the island and visiting various sites providing a glimpse into the past, including the recently-restored Oyster House used as a 19th century Gullah meeting place, the Billie Burns Museum, ancient cemeteries, and the two-room school house where renowned author Pat Conroy taught and which was the subject of his first book, The Water is Wide.

Those interested in unique shopping opportunities will want to visit the Iron Fish Art Gallery, the Glass House, and the weekly farmer's market held at the public dock during the warmer months. And you certainly don't want to miss the Daufuskie Island Community Farm, where old and young visitors alike are encouraged to help feed the chickens and even to try milking a goat!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

So peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough great things about this cottage and Deborah. She helped before our trip with planning every last detail and also was there to greet us when we arrived to make sure we didn't have any issues or questions. Highly recommend this cottage as it is wonderfully decorated and the island as well. So much sea life around the beach to see. Definitely won't be our last trip to Daufuskie. Hoping to take our kids this coming summer. Thanks for everything Deborah! Hope to see u summer 2017!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We discovered a new island!

  • 5 of 5

Simply everything exceeded our expectations! The house was wonderful and the location was superb. We brought breakfast items and groceries for about 1/2 of our meals and ate out the rest. Our fav was within walking distance at Melrose.

Deborah did a fantastic job of making sure we had worked out the transportation details beforehand and checked in on us a couple of time during our stay. Just the right amount of customer service without going overboard.

A great get-a-way! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing spot!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit to Daufuskie Island, but it definitely won't be our last. Daufuskie is a wonderful and relaxing place to vacation. We stayed in the Blue Fuskie Cottage which suited our needs perfectly. Deborah was wonderful and attentive in providing us with information we needed for our trip and while we were on the island. She and her crew had the cottage in tip top shape when we arrived. We were pleased with the cleanliness of the entire cottage and the availability of things we would need while there (i.e., golf cart, dishes, utensils, beach chairs, etc.) We had such fun relaxing on the beach and exploring the entire island. It definitely will not be our only trip to Daufuskie! I would highly recommend contacting Deborah Smith if you ever want to visit Daufuskie. Her customer service rates a 10.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth - Thank you for the kind words! We do enjoying sharing our beautiful island with the rest of the world, and are so glad you had a good time. And yes, the Blue Fuskie Cottage is such a nice vacation home, and we're glad it worked well for you folks. We hope to see you again! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Third year here, love it! Blue Fuskie out favorite so far

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mollie - We're glad you enjoyed the Blue Fuskie Cottage, and that it's your favorite Daufuskie property so far! We also like seeing our return visitors, and hope to see you again! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
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location was beautiful and the cottage was perfect

  • 4 of 5

- loved the location and the beach was awesome

- the cabin was excellent and was exactly what we wanted

- we enjoyed/loved it so much, we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terry - How nice you found the Blue Fuskie Cottage, the beach, and surrounding area to your liking! We do hope to see you again on the island! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
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Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay! The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable, and the view of the water was just amazing and perfect for view of sunrises. Deborah was very helpful and overall the only complaint I have is that our schedules did not allow a longer stay. We will plan on return and invite families and friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise - It was great you and your family were able to spend time on Daufuskie, and are glad you enjoyed the beautiful Blue Fuskie Cottage! This is such a lovely vacation home, and visitors appreciate recently interior decorating updates by the owners. We were glad to have you here, and hope to see you again soon! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Island,SC
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Marshside Mama's, Freeport Marina and Bloody Point
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Calibogue Cruises and May River Excursions
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant -opens in April
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Melrose on The Beach (on site) and Bloody Point
Car: not necessary

This cottage is located in Melrose on the Beach Resort. It has direct ocean frontage and is close to a pool, golf and the equestrian center.

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
Early Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 18 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

The service fee included in rental rate quotes is charged by VRBO, and does not go to the property owner nor to Daufuskie Rental Group.

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
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • These bedrooms are extremely spacious and attractive. Each has its own full bathroom. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living room, with a convenient half bath steps away.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a $142 departure cleaning fee. Groceries can be delivered to the cottage prior to arrival.

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