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Oceanfront Daufuskie Island Cottage, 4BR/4BA, Private Beach, Free Golf

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Melrose on the Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths , two full kitchens, 2 living rooms


The historic Daufuskie Island is a residential 'sea island' cushioned between Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina about 2.75 miles (4.43 km) offshore. There are no bridges that connect Daufuskie with mainland South Carolina; therefore all island access must come by boat. A ferry will take you from Hilton Island to your new home away from home, where you will be greeted by roads lined with a canopy of Spanish moss leading to miles of pristine white beaches, rich historic sites, horse stables, and award-winning golf courses. At this private getaway, you will feel miles away from your daily stresses.


This beautifully decorated home is designed to accommodate a family or large group of friends. The cottage's open and spacious living and dining area includes a large dining room table, fully equipped kitchen, a well-appointed lounge area, and flat screen TV. When you need a break, step out on to the front porch, which includes ample seating to accommodate you and your guest as you watch the waves roll by. For those of you who need to stay connected to the world, Wifi is available throughout the cottage. The bedrooms include: 2 masters with king-sized beds, 2 bedroom with 2 queen-sized beds (6 total beds). Each living room couch also has a pull-out bed.


Your cottage is located in the Melrose on the Beach Resort, which includes 2 miles of secluded and pristine beaches, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, an equestrian center, Beach Club restaurant, fitness facilities, and pool area.

A golf cart will be provided at no cost to you and your guests to tour resort and adjoining attractions. You can also rent bikes to explore the island and its many historic sites, or visit the 'Sea Grass Stables' to begin your horse ride on the beach or carriage ride around the island.

If you're a golfer, you'll want to take advantage of the neighboring Bloody Point championship golf course. RENTERS WILL RECEIVE TWO FREE ROUNDS OF GOLF PER BEDROOM!!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Gillian Rowan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016

About Gillian Rowan

We bought this property to escape from the daily stresses of city life. When we arrived on the island, we felt like we stepped back in history to a time where cars were replaced by long leisurely walks and bike rides, and video games were replaced by quality family time combing for shells on the beach. Of course, the free golf was our other big incentive!

Gillian Rowan purchased this house in 2005


1 traveler review

Oceanfront Daufuskie Island Cottage, 4BR/4BA, Private Beach, Free Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Dalton, OH USA

Simply Perfection

  • 5 of 5

I can't summarize into works how perfect our family vacation was. The owner is great to work with, the house is beautiful with every possible amentity one would need. The house was immaculate and perfect for children too! Only steps away from one of the most pristine and gorgeous beaches. For a first time visitor to Daufuskie, I'm in awe and plan on coming back year after year. This house is one of the only few four bedrooms we found oceanfront on Daufuskie and Melrose on the Beach is perfect! The pool accommodates all ages and was our refuge in the hot late afternoons after a day at the beach. We are planning on renting this house again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Island, SC
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Marshside Mama's
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Calibogue Cruises and May River Excursions
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
On Site and at another island resort at 0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Melrose on The Beach
Car: not necessary

This beautiful, first row, beachfront cottage, is located just steps away from 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 Gulah History of Daufuskie or take in a round of golf on our award-winning golf-course. Start your game just a short walk (or ride in your private golf cart) from the cottage and play alongside a beautiful shoreline with crashing waves. 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. In addition to the Melrose resort, 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!


Rates & Availability

Melrose on the Beach House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

All rates include a 4 passenger golf cart!
Note: This island is only accessible by boat/ferry, and there is no grocery store, so you must bring groceries. There are several caterers on the island and three casual-style restaurants.
Pet policy: Case-by-case approval. Requires a non-refundable $125 deposit per dog.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Melrose on the Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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