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Lauren Rauch Russell & Jeanne Twigg

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Don't miss out on your most unique vacation! Some Aug. and Sept. still available

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Daufuskie Island House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom, 5 full bathroom overlooking the 18th Green fairway and Beach

Our home includes 4 bedrooms upstairs-consisting of 2 Master Suites with Queen bed, tub, and roomy shower overlooking the beach with a balcony/porch connecting both rooms, along with 2 more rooms on the backside of the home with 2 full beds in each room and full bathroom/shower in both. The first floor has a bedroom/office with a daybed and pull-out twin bed and a full bath/shower as well. The backside up and downstairs both include a screen in porch. Full amenities with washer and dryer on both floors, full kitchen, living room and dining room in an open floor plan accommodating to all.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Lauren Rauch Russell & Jeanne Twigg (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Lauren Rauch Russell & Jeanne Twigg

Coming from a small town in Pa. our family built this home in 2000 after spending almost 14 years vacationing on Daufuskie. My Dad played in the Harbor Town Heritage Pro Am Tournament for several years, and it was the one place our family would vacation each summer, some falls, and even a few Christmases.

Why Lauren Rauch Russell & Jeanne Twigg chose Daufuskie Island

The Island has such rich history, including a little First Union African Baptist church we attend while we are there, with a rich history that could never be matched. We grew up vacationing on the island like it was a second home. We found Indian pottery and arrowheads while walking the beach. These are just a few of the historical aspects deeming Daufuskie to be so unique, rich, and diverse in its offerings.

What makes this house unique

Listening to the calm and serene sounds of the Calibogue Sound, & watching the bald eagles fly by, and viewing the fireworks at Harbor Town and Tybee island on the 4th of July are just a few things we see from our front porch. Our home is set up to enjoy the company of one another, to cook and share a meal, catch blue crabs in the ocean when the tide is low, or share dinner with an islander at the Daufuskie Crab Company or the Eagles Nest at Bloody Point; or we may enjoy more downhome Southern Country cooking at Marshside Mamas while listening to a live band with the locals. These are just a few of the special things we look forward to enjoying on our visits to this island paradise we call Daufuskie.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Don't miss out on your most unique vacation! Some Aug. and Sept. still available
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Absolutely Wonderful in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Our family of twelve stayed in the Twigg House June 1-10, 2016 and found it to be perhaps the most wonderful house we've ever rented for vacation. The minor complexities of reaching and departing Daufuskie Island are well worth working through for first-time visitors to the Island like our family. From the wonderful pottery dishware to the new beach tent for infants, Lauren and Susan took very good care of us all. You can be sure we will be returning to the Twigg House in the very near future! CTH, Asheville, NC

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Augusta, GA. USA

Paradise at Daufuskie Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth trip to Daufuskie and it was by far the best! The Twigg house was wonderful, even better than the pictures and description. The location was wonderful. The views were unbelievable. The sunrise every morning from the Master Bedroom was breathtaking! The home is very comfortable for 2 or 14. The kitchen is well equipped for anything you want to cook. Everything was clean and well-maintained. I can't say enough about how great the owners were. They answered every question quickly. We really felt like they were old friends! The whole process of renting was so easy. We ate at Melrose Beach Club, Marshside Mamas, Eagles Nest and Old Daufuskie Crab. The food and service at all was great! We also rode bikes, played golf and rode horses. Riding around the island in a golf cart with our dog was a highlight of our trip. Thank you Lauren for giving us the opportunity to stay at such a wonderful place. We can't wait to come back in June with our children and grandchildren!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We could not have picked a better place to stay! First off the making of the reservation was painless & the owners could not have been more helpful , friendly and accessible. Once we are arrived the house was unbelievable but so comfortable. Everything we needed to cook with or entertain was there, not missing a thing. The morning view was UNREAL & the sunset was beautiful. I say this without hesitation, if you want to stay on Daufuskie Island you need to stay at the Twigg house. We had the best time & made memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, Virginia

A Wonderful Family Week on Daufuskie!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week in this lovely, spacious house! The location is an easy golf cart ride from the Beach Club and pools at Melrose, and from the Melrose Beach. There is beach across the golf course in front of the house, but it is hard to get to and doesn't exist at high tide. The house has gorgeous views of the water though, and beautiful sunrises. We loved the upstairs deck for evening nightcaps in the rocking chairs! The house has loads of room and is very comfortable! We had a 3 month old baby with us so appreciated the pack 'n play! The bathrooms are large and worked well for us, too. Our granddaughter loved the big showers that she could get in without getting wet till she was ready. She also enjoyed the kid-friendly VHS movies! It was terrific to have a large kitchen and 2 dining tables, and all the space was open enough that no one felt isolated. With little kids and fishermen and golfers it was also a help to have 2 sets of washer and dryer. We thoroughly enjoyed beaching, swimming at the pool, seeing all the wildlife, eating at all 4 restaurants on the island, fishing and golfing! The whole island is very laid back and uncrowded, quite relaxing. The only thing we hated were the biting flies...ouch!! Also, the owner was great to work with. I got quick helpful responses to all my questions. And help after we got home in retrieving an item we had inadvertently left behind. The May River Ferry was a fun way to go to Daufuskie--it was our own nature cruise both ways with the captain stopping so we could watch the dolphins around the boat.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina

OCEANFRONT- Large, comfortable and very nicely decorated home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home with our entire family and found we all had plenty of space (13 of us). The Dining room has 2 large tables plus there is room at the bar to eat. I also love that this home has 2 living rooms. We all had a space to stretch out and cool down after a day on the beach. The pool has great food, and the staff is very friendly. The beds were all very comfortable and it was nice to have a bathroom for each bedroom. The porches are tremendous and are where we spent most of our time when we were not at the beach or pool. The owners were so helpful with all of our questions and we are already booking a trip to go back again. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Guest family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful home for the 4th of July week. Where should I start? The house location is Perfect! Ocean Front! you wake up to this wonderful view! also the house has every single amenity you wont miss anything regarding that! The house is very well maintained. The owner went above and beyond! We could not ask for anything better! We enjoyed learning the islands history, and visited historical sites. We also loved being able to experience Nature! drive around the streets and finding deer families gracing , armadillos, and all kinds of crabs and ocean life.

We also enjoyed the club pool, it is brand new and you have a view of the beach an HHI. One thing to really keep in mind is Bring plenty of food!, the general store did have some milk, snacks , drinks , and simple essentials, but no thing such as coffee , veggies etc.. We did try all the restaurants in the island they are all great! Marshside Mama's , Bloody Point Club house and Melrose are always great options!, they all have helpful staff! and good food for lunch or dinner. We did buy deviled crabs from a local Gullah Lady, "the best in the island" they were "THE BEST"! Also we enjoyed of the activities organized at Melrose. We used the water taxi from bluffton to dafuskie, Mayriver cruises! they will take you in anytime , I like the flexibility! and on our ride back and forth we were able to see Dolphins, that was worth it! We can only tell good stories about this house and the experiences we were able to have while staying there. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Melrose Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Melrose Beach Club
Car: necessary

Just steps away from the beach, a short golf cart ride to the Beach Club at Melrose on the Beach to swim in one of the pools, Horse riding at the Equestrian Center, or playing golf at one of the 3 Golf Courses on the Island.


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Additional information about rental rates

4 seater golf cart $210
Cleaning Fee $275
Tax Rate 7.0%

Refundable Security Deposit of $250 required in the form of a check for house/pet/cart rental along with cart Waiver signed.

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Daufuskie Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Master Suite 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 queen
    Master Suite 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 Full Sized beds, sleeps 2 adults per bed comfortably
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 Full Sized beds, sleeps 2 adults per bed comfortably
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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