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Deborah Smith

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german

Beautiful beachfront 3BR Sand Castle Villa! Super quiet & private

14 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Daufuskie Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath W/ Wrap-around Balconies (Sleeps 6-8)

IMPORTANT:

- Please read important information at the end of this description prior to proceeding to booking.

- You will have to take a 30 minute boat ride to get to Daufuskie, which is a bridge-less island located between Hilton Head SC and Savannah, GA. We are happy to provide information about various ferry and water taxi options. However, before contacting us with questions about these and other issues, PLEASE review our website's FAQ page: http://www.daufuskierentalgroup.com/faq.html.

PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS

- Discounted golf at Bloody Point Resort, free tennis, free use of both villa building pool and the Bloody Point pool.*

- Access (for a fee) to the resort's private water taxi service that originates at the Savannah Westin Resort.**

- A very private villa offering a wrap-around porch with views of the ocean and Low-country woods

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DESCRIPTION

Daufuskie Rental Group is proud to offer the luxurious SAND CASTLE VILLA!

The Sand Castle Villa is perfect for family vacations or a get-together of good friends. Situated in the beautiful four-story Sandy Lane villas complex, this corner unit boasts a wrap-around balcony with a spectacular view of the ocean on one side and sumptuous woods on the other. It is a very private configuration, and provides a very secluded setting, giving its guests the impression that they are in their own beach house. And, let's face it, we're talking location, location, location!! Situated on the magnificent Bloody Point Golf Club and in the island's most luxurious villa complex, you simply won't find a more perfect place for a memorable vacation.

This second floor unit offers one of the best views on the property. It is high enough to provide an unobstructed view of the lovely beach and the Atlantic Ocean, and low enough so that it all feels very accessible. The covered balconies provide a restful shade from the summer sun from which you can spend companionable times with simply indulge in your own private time with a good book. The balconies including tables and lounging chairs and are particularly wonderful for observing the sunrise while you sip your morning coffee and for ending the day while you watch the ocean fade into the evening sky.

Inside the villa, you will find luxury furnishings and everything necessary to make it quickly feel like your 'home away from home.' Upon entering the villa, you will be greeted by a lovely open floor plan featuring an architecture-designed plan, including a living room with high ceilings with recessed lighting, an adjoining dining room, and a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and all modern appliances.

Your family will find the living room is a great place to hang out with a comfortable sofa (which is convertible to a bed!) and a love seat from which their occupants can admire the ocean view through a myriad of windows and sliding glass doors, or who can watch their favorite shows on the wide-screen TV.

The master bedroom has beautiful furnishings, has a private bathroom, and features its own balcony entrance. A second bedroom overlooks the wooded vista and also has its own bathroom. The third bedroom is tailor-made for the young people in your group, and has both a set of bunk beds and a trundle bed. (Kids love this room!) It also has its own bathroom, which has a second entrance that can be accessed from the living room.

And talk about kid-friendly! The owner has stocked this home with children's games, books, age-appropriate DVDs, a high chair, and a Pack N Play crib.

Sandy Lane Villas

The Sandy Lane Villas complex is perched at the edge of the spectacular and historic Bloody Point beach. (Site of a ferocious battle between native Americans and British soldiers in the early 1700's.) The wonderful quiet, secluded beach is just steps away from your villa via a picturesque boardwalk over the beach dunes.

The large sunny pool between the complex and the beach dunes provides a fun destination for the whole family.* Along with spacious decking and ample lounge chairs is a shaded area for grilling. The beautiful architecture of Sandy Lane is in evidence with its many columns, arches, pillars and balustrades. The grounds have been professionally landscaped with palms and flowering plantings. This sensational, luxurious hideaway is flanked by pines, oaks and palms.

Bloody Point Golf Club

Bloody Point Golf Club blends effortlessly into its natural environment. The championship 18-hole golf course, recently renovated by the design company of Davis Love III, boasts ocean, river, lagoon, and marshland views, and is home to countless species of wildlife. The beachfront pool offers direct access to wide, secluded beaches that offer sanctuary to nesting sea turtles. The Eagle’s Nest Restaurant, named for the bald eagle’s home on the 6th hole, features ocean and river sunset views and world-class dining. A brand-new dock, with water taxi service to Savannah, Georgia, sits off of the 17th green and reaches out into the Mungen Creek, permitting an unobstructed vista of neighboring Tybee Island and Savannah.

Daufuskie Island

Your villa is located on one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern coast: Daufuskie Island. Your home overlooks 3 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.

In addition to the Bloody Point and Melrose Resort restaurants, 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.

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!

The island's motto is 'No Bridge? No Problem!'

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IMPORTANT NOTES

- You will have to take a 30 minute boat ride to get to Daufuskie, which is a bridge-less island located between Hilton Head SC and Savannah, GA. We are happy to provide information about various ferry and water taxi options. However, before contacting us with questions about these and other issues, PLEASE review our website's FAQ page:

- The villa and resort pools are not open year-round, and the dates of the pool season are determined solely by the the Bloody Point Resort and the Sandy Lane building management.

- Important Scheduling Information: There is a 3 day minimum, in the off-season, and a 7 day minimum running Saturday to Saturday during the summer. A minimum 4-day rental is required for the weeks containing Easter, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Please note that summer rates will apply for those holiday weeks.

* Pools are not open year round, and dates of the pool season are at the sole discretion of Bloody Point and the Sandy Lane Villas Complex.

** Please note that Bloody Point has recently raised its rates for boat service from Savannah. We are happy to talk with you about alternative options and help determine which boat service works best for your group.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Deborah Smith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english, german

About Deborah Smith

Doctors Jim and Joyce Stefanelli and their children love Daufuskie and enjoy visiting the island as often as possible. They welcome you to their home away from home!

Why Deborah Smith chose Hilton Head

Daufuskie Island provides us with an opportunity to 'get away from it all'. Our beautiful Sand Castle Villa provides an idea location for a family vacation, with beautiful views of the ocean and direct access to a pool and a spectacular beach.

What makes this villa unique

This villa is situated in a way that provides guests with the feel of a private beach house. The views are only of the ocean and nearby woods...Heaven!

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

Beautiful beachfront 3BR Sand Castle Villa! Super quiet & private
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Maineville, OH
5

Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with the Sand Castle Villa! Not only was it in the perfect location for our visit to Daufuskie Island, but the grounds and condo were beautiful! The condo had gorgeous views from the wrap around porch of the ocean and was the perfect place to enjoy dining. The interior was tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. It was very clean, and the space was perfect for what we needed. We traveled with a mosaic of ages and each had a private bedroom and bath area. The kitchen provided everything we needed and all appliances are in great working condition. Just a few short steps away was the beach and pool area, also very well maintained and provided us loads of fun! We highly recommend this condo to anyone of any age! The property manager was amazing and invaluable to us. Every detail of the trip was worked out with her help and dedication to assuring that this was a wonderful vacation. We could not be more pleased with our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay....and especially glad we had a chance to get to know you and your delightful family!! Feels like old friends were leaving when you departed, and we hope to see you back again soon! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
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Savannah
5

Beautiful spectacular ocean breezes!

  • 5 of 5

Well, despite TS Hermeine throwing an initial "damper" on the long weekend, we were able to salvage the weekend starting Saturday, with some of the most fantastic fall like weather we've seen in months! The unit itself is well kept, stocked with just about anything one would need, and great corner views of the ocean!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great condo and a great experience on Daufuskie

  • 4 of 5

This condo is very nice and well equipped for a family vacation. The facility is modern, clean and convenient. The unit is positioned such that it is very private and you have to remind yourself that you are in a condo. There are both beach and island views from the deck and it faces away from the pool so that noise is a non issue. I think what makes this rental stand out is the property manager. Deborah went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. This was extremely helpful when it comes to the logistics of getting to and from Daufuskie as well as getting around once you are there. It's not as easy or intuitive as you would think. However, the new ferry service from Palmetto Bay Marina in HHI was great and I think it will be a game changer. The included golf cart is a nice touch and the staff at Bloody Point were friendly, organized and accommodating. I really don't have any negatives to share. I will say that the ferry ride and the ground transportation can get very costly depending on who you use and how many travelers / bags you have. Plan on a minimum of about $70 per person or more. Do your homework beforehand (and Deborah is a great help with this). Pack smart (light) and meal plan so you bring just enough clothes and groceries for your stay. There are beach chairs, umbrellas toys and boogie boards included with the unit. Walking to the pool or beach is very easy. In terms of dining, we enjoyed Marshside Mama's (make reservations) and The Daufuskie Crab Company. Both had live music the times we were there and a great vibe. Most of all, use your cart and simply explore this wonderful and mysterious island. It's like going back in time and in many ways another world.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Summer Sizzel at Sand Castle Villa July 2016

  • 5 of 5

Please accept our warmest appreciation and thanks for a 5 Star Vacation on the lovely Daufuskie Island. Accommodations were fabulous. The lovely bedrooms all had adjoining private bathrooms which were decorated delightfully. The common areas fit our group of 6 adults with room to spare. We particularly enjoyed the private ocean front balcony for hanging out and we had most of our meals there as well! This condo is strategically located in the Sandy Lane complex with an ideal ocean front, first floor with a wooded side yard and yet the pool was only steps away.

We cannot say enough about our condo management liaison Deborah who treated us royally! She guided as we received our many amenities and customized our island vacation by arranging a fishing excursion and golf!

Everyone should try a Sand Castle Villa Vacation. We are already booking a date for next year and we get a discount for being repeat renters.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

3 Bedroom, Sand Castle Villa at Bloody Point

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the accommodations at the Sandy Castle Villas and

they were as stated in the listing. The villa was very nicely furnished. The pool was great, and the accessibility to the beach walk and to the beach was great .... and the beach was really nice. Given the amount of luggage we had with our family because of the family wedding, we were most happy that the elevator worked and was close to our villa. Also, it was just a short beach walk OR golf cart ride down to the Oak Manor where all the festivities were. We had a minor glitch with the fire alarm, we called and we had help within a very timely period and it was fixed. It was a fun experience for our family caravan of golf carts visiting the sites on the Island. We enjoyed Marshside Mamas, Daufuskie Island Crab Co., and the Eagles Nest at the Bloody Point resort, where the wait staff were excellent and a lot of fun, pizza night was a blast. Thank you to the owners for sharing their villa and thanks to Deborah Smith who was a major help from the onset in reserving and making sure we had what information we needed for the trip. Some of us came to the island on private boat/transportation; and some came on reservations made through Deborah and Bloody Point. Also, Rocket at the Golf Resort was most helpful in the golf cart rental. We had a wonderful time!

As I look again, we did not get a free cart with our rental as stated on the ad below. I personally

feel that given the first class accommodations, and first class price, it should have offered or given a free cart rental.

Pat and Paul Ruth

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC
5

Beautiful Daufuskie!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved Daufuskie Island and the Sand Castle Villa. Having both the pool and beachfront was ideal for kids. The villa had everything we needed and the rental agent Deborah went above and beyond.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Bloody Point Water Taxi
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bloody Point Golf Club & Melrose on the Beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Eagle's Nest
Nearest Beach
Bloody Point Beach - Adjoins Property
Car: not necessary

This gorgeous beachfront villa is located on one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern coast: Daufuskie Island. Your home overlooks 3 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, devil crabs! Better still, we'll help arrange a full low-country dinner 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.

The preferred mode of transportation on the island is by golf cart, and we can help arrange for you to rent one. 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!

Our island's motto is 'No Bridge? No Problem!'

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Rates & Availability

Daufuskie Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Christmas-New Year's
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Easter
Apr 9 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 18 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Christmas -NYE
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee-3 Bedrooms/3 Baths $190
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check in time is 4 pm. Check out time is 10 am.

The quote for the rental rate includes a VRBO service fee. This does not go to either the property owner nor to Daufuskie Rental Group.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Daufuskie Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd master bedroom has private bath.
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Spectacular view w private entrance to balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lovely children's bedroom with 2 twin beds & trundle bed.
  • Master bedroom has private entrance to wrap-around balcony with views of ocean and island woods; queen size bed; dressers, sliding glass doors and windows; private bath. 2nd Master bedroom beautifully furnished with private bath; 3rd bedroom perfect for kids or young at heart.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am.

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