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Ocean Front Pet Friendly Duplex with Screened Porch, Great Ocean and Marsh Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 8

Welcome to Puffin Place! This is 1/2 of a large duplex home with stunning ocean and marsh views. 2016-2017 updates: fully repainted interior (walls, ceilings, trim), new hardwood flooring upstairs, new kitchen and foyer tile, updated bathrooms, new sleeper sofa, new living area and master flooring, new king bed in master! Puffin Place pampers you with panoramic ocean and marsh views,an exceptional kitchen, WiFi , extensive DVD, book, puzzle and board game libraries, cable or Internet television in all bedrooms, propane gas and charcoal grills, and more! Puffin Place has plenty of room to spread out with 3 bedrooms, 3 updated baths, den that can double as a 4th bedroom, an open living dining area, screened porch, 2 open decks, and a top notch kitchen.

You’ll enter Puffin Place through a covered front porch, with four chairs (2 rockers) and a small table for resting your beverage, where you can enjoy ever changing views of the tidal marsh. You will love the open floor plan with great flow through the kitchen, dining and living areas that lead into the inviting screened porch through sliding glass doors. The living area offers ample seating with a large sofa, a loveseat, and two occasional chairs. The gas fireplace makes this an ideal spot to cocoon in winter. A generously sized dining table comfortably seats six to eight, with six dining chairs, and two lightweight side chairs stored in the adjacent den. When you have had enough sun, you can settle into the living area and enjoy the 32 inch flat screen cable television, DVD player, stereo radio/CD player, DVD and CD libraries, all beautifully concealed behind the doors of the entertainment armoire. The living area opens onto the screened porch where the dinette set under the ceiling fan invites you to relax and enjoy the stunning view. The screened porch then opens onto a small open deck with a mesmerizing 180 degree view across gently waving sea oats on grass covered dunes to the sparkling ocean beyond. Stairs off of the deck take you down to the grassy common area between the Pelican Point homes and the dune field.

A walk of approximately 240 feet will take you to a boardwalk over the dunes to the beach. Propane and charcoal grills are available for your use (propane is provided, charcoal and lighter fluid are not), and a large picnic table is tucked into the shade of the carport.

The den on the main floor boasts a 50 inch flat screen cable television with a DVD player. This large room also has a new sleeper sofa (2016), great views of the marsh, and comfy chairs perfect for settling in with a good book. And Puffin Place provides dozens of books for your reading pleasure…both fiction and non fiction including numerous books devoted to the surrounding area, history, and nature. The den can double as a fourth bedroom, with the sleeper sofa, its own closet, large chest of drawers, and convenient location adjacent to a completely renovated bath with a custom walk-in shower.

If you like to cook, you will flip for the well equipped kitchen with granite counter tops offering plenty of workspace, an undermount double bowl stainless steel sink with Moen faucet, maple French provincial cabinets, stainless steel range, and a top of the line stainless steel Samsung French door refrigerator with a wine cooler drawer and bottom drawer freezer compartment. This is truly a 'cook’s kitchen' with not just all the standard cookware, tableware and small appliances, but also a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, a Cuisinart 14 cup food processor, a stainless steel fish poacher, cookbooks, pots and pans of all sizes and types, a restaurant style stainless steel four slice toaster, DeLonghi toaster oven, Cuisinart coffee maker, Oster 16 speed blender, Wusthof knives and sharpener, and beautiful, unique dishes and serving pieces. Oh, and did we mention the view? You can stand at the kitchen sink and look straight through the living/dining area and screened porch to the dunes and ocean beyond! Two bar stools on the dining table side of the kitchen pass-through make that a great spot for a casual meal or sipping a glass of your favorite beverage while chatting with the cook. There also is a laundry room with a full sized washing machine and dryer on this floor.

Conveniently located on this main level is the master bedroom suite. With a king bed and a 32' flat screen Internet (Roku) television, the master is on the ocean side of the home with beautiful ocean views, and opens directly to the screened porch. What a great way to wake up in the morning! A fully renovated en suite bath featuring custom river rock flooring completes the master suite.

Upstairs are two large bedrooms each with a reading nook, and a third full bath that is ideally located off of the landing that separates the two bedrooms. This bath has been updated with river rock flooring, new lighting, vanity and counter top, and a subway tile tub surround. Spacious guest bedroom1 boasts a beautiful king sized sleigh bed, 32' Internet television (Roku), and in the dormer alcove a comfy arm chair and ottoman provide a nice private spot for reading or relaxing. There is a lovely marsh view from the alcove window, and a wide blade ceiling fan keeps the breeze circulating for restful sleep. Guest bedroom2 is a perfect children’s room with a 32' cable television and two twin beds. A dormer sitting area with a stunning ocean view offers a snugly overstuffed chair with ottoman, and shelves of books at arm’s length. This bedroom also offers a wide blade ceiling fan for sleeping comfort. On the landing between the bedrooms is a bookcase filled with games and books.

The Pelican Point duplex homes are the southern-most homes on Harbor Island....a single row of elevated duplex houses facing the ocean to the east and an expansive tidal marsh to the west. Harbor Island offers abundant natural beauty with over two miles of private beach with gentle surf, dolphins and seabirds, and rolling sand dunes covered with sea oats and myrtle. If you are lucky and the time is right you may even see protected sea turtle hatchlings headed for the ocean one night. All guests have access to the Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club facilities: an Olympic sized pool overlooking the marshes of the Harbor River with fabulous sunset views, a kiddie pool, sand volleyball court, 1/2 court basketball, children's playground, fitness center, tennis courts and sundries shop. A perfect place for a family vacation or relaxing romantic retreat, Puffin Place is waiting to welcome you to beautiful, private, Harbor Island.

Pet policy: dog or cat, limit two, with payment of non-refundable pet fee of $15 per night to a maximum of $90 per stay. Pets are allowed on the beach, but must be leashed at all times. Please help keep Harbor Island pet friendly---clean up after your pooch!

*Seasonal dates and rates subject to change. Rates are rent only. Add departure cleaning, 10% SC taxes, 3% booking fee and vehicle gate passes. Gate pass fees are per vehicle: day pass $11; 1-5 night pass $11 PER NIGHT; 6-7 nights $70; 8-14 nights $80.00; 15-21 nights $85; 22-30 $90; 31-90 nights $100; 91-364 nights $115. Where applicable, pet fee is $15 per night to a maximum of $90 per stay.

*Property furnishings are subject to change and may not reflect the property pictures. This material is based upon information, which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such.

More Details

Property Manager
Donna or Karl Mack
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your house was so comfortable and cozy. Nice to be able to use the fireplace. This house provided lots of rest and relaxation in a warm inviting atmosphere. Very inviting-would absolutely stay here again. Quiet, peaceful, secure. Our favorite adventures: beachcombing, Hunting Island, Beaufort Harbor Cruise was wonderfully educational and pleasant (and we saw dolphins). Sunsets were beaufituf from beach or porches at the house.
Nov 2013
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Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private master bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor guest bath. Large, custom walk in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs guest bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor master. Private full bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second floor. Full bath in hallway between bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor. Full bath in hallway between bedrooms 2 and 3.
    Den/Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main floor den. Full bath located in adjacent hallway.
  • Main floor master suite with king bed. Guest bedrooms on second floor. Main floor den with sleeper sofa can double as a fourth bedroom. Den is adjacent to the main floor bath featuring a large, custom walk in shower.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Starter supplies (1-2 nights) of the following are provided: paper towels, trash bags, dishwasher detergent, toilet tissue, bath and hand soap. Bike and helmet rentals are available at the Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club. For more information call the BRC at 843-838-7254.


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Ocean Front Pet Friendly Duplex with Screened Porch, Great Ocean and Marsh Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 23 reviews
Columbia, SC

Cozy Place

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Puffin Place and we fell in love with the place. This is by far the best rental we had since coming to Harbor Island. We have been coming to Harbor Island for 6 years now. The home has very nice views, clean, plenty of cooking ware, and nice furniture. It didn't feel like your typical rentals and that's what we liked. The owners really made it feel like a home away from home. The TV's are nice and so are the bathrooms.

My mom and I enjoyed the place while my husband had a ball fishing and crabbing. He met a lot of wonderful people including the managers of the property. We will definitely rent this unit again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brunswick, ME

Peaceful and fun whatever the weather

  • 5 of 5

This was the 11th time for me at Puffin Place and the first time to visit in the fall. The weather may have left something to be desired (rain and fog most of the week), but the shrimp were still running and my friends and I had a great time being together, reading, and just being away from the stresses of everyday life elsewhere. Each time we return there are new improvements and we hear that more are planned. The artwork changes from time to time and adds to the feeling that one is in a real home, not a sterile motel-type rental. The bathrooms make you feel pampered and the kitchen is great for inspiring the cooks! We all hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Travelers Rest, SC

Quiet and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our time in this well equipped beach house. Almost too many kitchen supplies to make room for ours but enjoyed the time cooking with family. The oven cooked everything perfectly. The beachfront was practically all ours. Warning: the boardwalk to the beach is not for the faint of heart. It's quite the walk, so you wouldn't want to make multiple trips back to the house. We did enjoy seeing the wildflowers along the boardwalk but could be a challenge for those with little ones that need potty breaks. The olympic size pool and playground were also a big plus. Seeing the birds at Pelican Point was a neat experience. This is not a beach with waves due to it's location but still enjoyed the tranquility. The house is as described and included plenty of beach toys, chairs and even equipment for crabbing which we never had time for. Be sure to find out if there will be any turtle releases while you are there! Our friends who were staying a few doors down had the inside scoop from the "Turtle Lady" and it was awesome seeing them make it to the ocean. Be sure to check out Hunting Island State Park right next door, and the Marsh Walk at sunset! Johnson's Creek Tavern is a MUST for seafood. Best shrimp and scallops hands down! Be sure to check out the quaint town of Beaufort and Port Royal -- great lunch at Mikki's School House Diner. We had a serendipitous moment with a historian there that told interesting stories about the town. On our one "rain day" we island hopped to Hilton Head (about 1.5 hours but goes quickly w/the scenery). Enjoyed lunch at One Hot Mama's and went to the Tanger Outlets for shopping. We love this area and will be back. PS Bring bug spray, the low country has lots of "no see ums" but worth every minute!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

April visit

  • 5 of 5

We found the place cozy, well supplied with bathroom and kitchen essentials and a great location to view the marsh and ocean. We brought dogs and it was a perfect place for them as well. The propane fireplace was perfect for the cool, damp times. The only criticisms we had were 1) there was far too many pots in the kitchen which made it cumbersome to store it all in the cabinets, etc. 2) we would prefer to have the master bedroom on the first floor with the king bed there for more privacy and the view. Definitely is was a tranquil place and very quiet. We love the area as well

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridgeport, NY

A wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This is the second winter I have spent in Puffin Place and will be coming back next winter. As soon as I walked in I knew it wasn't the typical rental property but a beautiful home, tastefully decorated with a personal touch you don't often find in a rental. It was spotlessly clean, and the kitchen has absolutely everything you could possibly want. The gas fireplace is wonderful on the cold winter mornings. The furniture is very comfortable, unlike many rentals. I love to watch the sunrise over the ocean from the east porch and then the beautiful sunsets over the salt water marsh from the west porch. It is a short walk to the beach where I enjoy the vast variety of bird life and long walks on the beach. I also enjoy all the books, games, and videos they have. I especially like having two separate living areas so my quests and i can watch different TV shows without having to go to one of the bedrooms. I highly recommend Puffin Place for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Location

  • 3 of 5

The location of the property is nice. 5 minute walk to beach. The home is dated and is in need of repairs. We enjoyed the screened in porch more than anything. The house was not clean, dirt under the furniture, in bad need of paint and a intensive / thorough cleaning. The HVC vents were filled with cob-webs, rusted and need replacing. Killed several bugs inside the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We manage 29B Pelican Point and at no time during his visit did this guest apprise us of any complaints with the property. It is a little hard to understand the “dated” comment as the photos of the property are completely accurate and all taken within the last 90 days. We are aware that there are maintenance items that need to happen, like painting and others that have been scheduled for some time, but as the property has been continuously rented for the Summer, it was not possible to have these maintenance items done before the Fall. As to the housekeeping issues, again we were not notified of these concerns – it is our policy to have housekeeping return immediately if there are issues to be resolved in any our properties. We thank the guest for his comments, we only wish they could have been made in a manner that would have allowed us to resolve them while he was here. Thank you, Sea Island Rentals NOTE November 19, 2013: renovations just completed include: new flooring all baths and laundry room, new washer and dryer, new stainless steel stove, new guest bath vanities and countertops, lighting, mirrors and paint; new interior stairway wainscotting and paint; new water heater.
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Savannah - Hilton Head International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Johnson's Creek Tavern
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Sanctuary Golf Club, Cat Island
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Yemmassee, SC
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Johnson's Creek Tavern
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Harbor Island Beach
Car: necessary

Just 15 miles from charming, historic Beaufort SC, Harbor Island is a private, gated community offering two and a half miles of unspoiled beach and acres of beautiful marsh teeming with wildlife. The Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club offers an Olympic sized pool overlooking the marshes of the Harbor River (pool typically opens April 1, closes November 1), a fitness center, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, kiddie pool and a sundries store.

The surrounding area offers excellent fishing, golfing, boating and sightseeing opportunities galore! Harbor Island is also a convenient day trip to the historic cities of Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina, but we are betting you never want to leave the tranquility of Harbor Island and charm of beautiful Beaufort!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $90
departure cleaning $120
Vehicle gate pass (1 wk) $70
Tax Rate 10.0%

3% Booking Fee added to total. Pet fee: $15 per night to a maximum of $90 per stay. Limit 2 pets, dog/cat only. Vehicle gate pass fees are per vehicle and set by the Island. Rates effective 11/01/2017: day pass $11.00; 1-5 night pass $11.00 PER NIGHT; 6-7 nights $70.00; 8-14 nights $80.00; 15-21 nights $85.00; 22-30 $90.00; 31-90 nights $100.00; 91-364 nights $115. NOTE: pass fees are set by the Island and are subject to change. Starter supplies (1-3 nights) provided of paper towels, dish and dishwasher detergent, trash bags, toilet tissue, hand and bath soap.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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