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Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
  • Cottage1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

2 bedroom (+ sofa sleeper) in cottage duplex


- Please note that it is necessary to take a ferry to Daufuskie Island and the cost of boat and ground transportation is around $55 per person roundtrip, with discounts available for children 5 and under.We are happy to provide information about coming to Daufuskie, located between Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, Georgia. However, before contacting us with questions, please review our website's FAQ page: http://www.daufuskierentalgroup.com/faq.html.

You will have access to a private golf course on the island at the prestigious Haig Point community. Your family will also have access to the private Haig Point equestrian center for horseback riding lessons, pony rides and carriage rides.

- 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.


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) 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!

This vacation 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 access to the prestigious Haig Point golf course. Your family will also have access to the private Haig Point equestrian center for horseback riding lessons and pony rides.

You will enjoy touring 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 seen now and then, and some lucky visitors can actually catch site of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.

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!

Property Manager

Deborah Smith

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Deborah Smith

The owners are a Virginia 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 Melrose on the Beach

Quite simply, this vacation home has it all! Lovely cottage, unsurpassed ocean and beach views 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 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 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 Silver Dew Pottery, Wine and Woodworks, and the Daufuskie Rum Company. 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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            Beautiful beach and ocean views from the cottage
          • Oceanfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Complimentary WiFi.
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Towels Provided
                        No beach towels provided. One set of towels provided per quest.
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                There is additional seating at the kitchen bar for 3 people.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable (Direct TV)
                                  • Television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Screened porch over looks the beach and ocean.
                                      • Golf
                                        Guests will have access to the Haig Point Golf Club. Arrangements must be made through DRG Management. As of September 1, 2017,
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Available upon request.
                                      • Tennis
                                        Near by


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility

                                            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

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • massage therapist

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • hiking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis


                                                                  • The Beach Cottages are actually duplex units. There is a substantial firewall between properties, creating a soundproof effect. Also, they are designed in a way that privates a very private feel. Even on the screened in porches, you do not see the other side.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    38 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews


                                                                    BURTON U.

                                                                    Daufuskie is heaven on earth. I want to live here for the rest of my life. This house has amazing views. I walked the beach each late afternoon without encountering a soul.

                                                                    In Love With Daufuskie!

                                                                    Paula G.

                                                                    What a wonderful stay at Blue Fuskie! The owners were extremely attentive and met us upon arrival to answer any questions and acquaint us with the island. The cottage is lovely with comfortable furniture and tasteful décor. Local art is featured in several locations. The layout is smart with 2 bedrooms and 3 baths. The kitchen is well equipped. But it’s the view that makes the cottage spectacular. It is all sand and water and sky. Within an hour of arriving, we saw a bald eagle out the ocean side windows. Each morning, dolphins danced while we enjoyed coffee on the screened porch.

                                                                    I am so in love with Daufuskie Island and highly recommend it. The island is a delightful combination of history, nature and art. Oh and wonderful food. I recommend The School Grounds for coffee and Lucy Bell's for lunch. Enjoy

                                                                    Hidden gem

                                                                    Catherine H.

                                                                    If you are looking for a different vacation... completely unwinding, unplugging, and coming home relaxed...Daufuskie is your place! The house is perfectly equipped, very cozy, and expansive beautiful ocean view! We will be back for sure!!! Deborah (property manager) and Brandy (golf cart/transportation) made sure we were completely taken care of throughout our stay.

                                                                    The Blue Fauskie cottage is beautiful, well kept, and nicely decorated!

                                                                    WM R.

                                                                    There is truly a lot to be said about leaving your car behind and jumping on a ferry to reach your beach home away from home! You can literally feel the stress roll off your shoulders. The ride over is nothing short of tranquil...lots of beautiful scenery and dolphins to welcome you. Daufuskie is charming- rich in history, quiet, peaceful, interesting, quirky...in a good way. The island definitely has taken a couple of hard knocks over the last few years- (a bankruptcy and the hurricane in 2016), but, as you read about it's rich history, Daufuskie is a tough little island that has seen and overcome many greater obstacles in over a century and there is a strong community of people committed to it's restoration. We loved the Iron Fish Art Gallery- I will be ordering pieces from there for years to come! The artist, Chase, is a super nice guy and makes gorgeous pieces- I would highly recommend checking out his website, as I have already done since returning home! The Silver Dew Pottery shop was another favorite. The couple that owns it and makes all of the pieces couldn't have been any nicer. He showed us different tools he uses and shared some interesting facts about Daufuskie & the artifacts they had in the shop- just good people- we bought a beautiful bowl for a wedding gift and a couple other pieces- another place to check out for sure! Although we typically plan our meals beforehand & mostly cook in, we did visit Marshside Mama's twice- enough said- after the first time, we had to go back- it's a cool place- very laid back...every place there is very laid back! I wouldn't know where to begin with Deborah, the property manager. She is one of the most hardworking and accommodating people I've ever met! Our week started out rainy, she brought us a puzzle. I forgot a few items at the store, she bought them and dropped them at our door. She was the ultimate hostess- couldn't have asked for anything more- thank you, Deborah! Everyone should treat themselves to a vacation like this- you don't know peace & quiet until you do!

                                                                    Beautiful cottage, fantastic ocean view!

                                                                    We rented the Blue Fuskie along with another nearby cottage for our extended family of 12 for a week of summer beach fun over the 4th of July. We had a great time! The cottage is lovely, period! The stove didn't work upon arrival, but Deb brought over a hot plate for us to use the next day and then had a new stove delivered and installed within 36 hours, impressive considering getting things back/forth to Daufuskie is an everyday challenge. The island is beautiful to explore by golf cart or bicycle, and the privacy of the beach was especially unique. Watching the fireworks over the waters toward both Hilton Head and Tybee was a highlight! Our review is 4-star, not 5 because we could not use the Melrose pool as planned due to the resort's March 2017 bankruptcy. Deb arranged for us to use the Bloody Point pool at no cost, which we appreciated. Thank you for some great memories and a fun, unique week on the island!

                                                                    Perfect for a quiet vacation on the beach!

                                                                    Tammy E.

                                                                    The cottage was just as pictured. Beautiful, comfortable and close to the beach. We really enjoyed exploring the island and talking to the locals. The meals we had at the local restaurants were wonderful, we especially enjoyed breakfast at Lucy Belle's. Deborah & Karen helped make Daufuskie Island a great experience!


                                                                    Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

                                                                    Lots of great restaurants, art galleries, local artisan businesses, and historic sites to explore on Daufuskie! In addition, visitors may want to consider some of the available activities. May River Excursions Captain Chris offers dolphin-watching, fishing, crabbing, and shrimping excursions. Please tell him we referred you. Horseback Riding Enjoy the island from the back of a horse! Ask us about options available from the Haig Point's equestrian center. Tours, Kayaking, etc Tour Daufuskie offers a variety of ways to experience the island and the surrounding waters, including kayaking, paddle boats, and golf cart historic tours. A brochure will be in your villa's welcome packet. Note: We especially recommend the 2.5 hour golf cart tour (you will ride in their gas-powered carts as an informative and fun way to learn more about the island. Yoga Yoga classes are held on Sunday and Wednesdays at the Melroe Resort. (Locations vary.) The instruction is appropriate for all fitness levels, from beginner to intermediate, and visitors are welcome. Laura Winholt is a certified Anusara Yoga and RYT 500 instructor. For more information call Laura at 843-842-5990 Massage Janet Adams offers massage therapy and will come to your vacation home for these services. For more information contact Janet at 317-694-7685. Please tell her you were referred by Deborah Smith. Island Locations of Special Interest There are many interesting places to visit on Daufuskie, including the locations described below. All of these places will be marked on a map found in your arrival welcome packet. Opened in early 2015, the Daufuskie Rum Company (270 Haig Point Road) is a micro-distillery that makes authentic, American made hand-crafted rum. To schedule a tour call 843-342-4786. Distillery and store hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday. The Iron Fish Art Gallery (tel: 843-842-9448) is always open, even if its resident artist, Chase Allen, is not present. Chase has been featured in numerous Southern and Coastal Living publications and recently won a national “American Made” contest sponsored by the Martha Stewart magazine. Lots of interesting things to see here, and visitors enjoy exploring his art work on both the front porch and in an outdoor gallery area. Love honey? Chase has his own bee hives, and you can buy jars of freshly-made honey. *** The Silver Dew Pottery opens for the season on Tuesday, April 30th and remains open through October. This studio is run by Lancy and Emily Burn, longtime Daufuskie residents. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Lancy's grandfather arriving on Daufuskie to serve as the Bloody Point assistant lighthouse keeper. You can hear some fascinating stories about the island's history from the Burns during your visit to this shop. The hours for the Silver Dew Pottery are 9:00 am - 2:30 pm:, Tuesday through Friday *** The historic Jane Hamilton School, formerly used as the school for children living on the north end of the island, has been restored by the Daufuskie Historical Foundation and is currently home to the Gullah Learning Center and the Daufuskie Island Community Library. It also serves as the polling location for Daufuskie's elections precinct. 2. Located next door is the Billie Burn Museum, which was formerly the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. The museum contains a fascinating collection of island artifacts and historical documents and also offers some distinctive gift items.

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