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Walkway to Ocean at Front Door - Luxury 4 Bedroom House

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Saint Helena Island House Rental Photos and Description

Professionally Decorated and Renovated 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom Close To Beach

Great Location! This upscale beach and ocean view home is just steps from the walkway to the beach. Renters of 12 Shipwatch have access to a pool 50 feet from the house as well as The Beach and Racket Club pool, shop, playground and tennis, basketball courts and soccer field. These are all in easy walking distance on paved sidewalks. This house has just completed a total exterior and interior renovation and design and is like new. Ideal for 2 families with or without children or a group of friends. Inside you will find the gorgeous kitchen and living areas. Granite counter tops, new cabinetry, pantry, large laundry room on main floor. The house is very light and happy with ocean views from both floors and spacious porches. Each porch has rockers and spectacular ocean and beach views. First floor kitchen and living area plus multipurpose room with twin over twin bunks plus a leather queen sofa bed and full bathroom. Second floor has two more large bedrooms with Queen beds, sitting areas, private porch and full bathroom. Crow's nest on next level has two twin beds. This area will accommodate small children through teens. There are luxurious linens on all the beds. Towels are provided also. The home has high speed wireless internet connection and cable TV as well as free local phone service. Large Flat-screen TV in downstairs living room and flat-screen TV's in both queen bedrooms on second floor. You have a 2 car carport with a private hot water shower under the house. Great for showering after the pool or beach. There are gas and charcoal grills for your convenience. The house has ceiling fans throughout and is neat and very clean. No dogs for short term rentals please. Maximum of 6 adults. All rates exclude, Cleaning fee, taxes and vehicle gate fees. Cleaning fee is $125.00. One vehicle gate fee is included in the quote. Each additional vehicle pass is $12 per day with a maximum of $60 per week. No smoking, please.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jane Hincher
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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About Jane Hincher

Jane and Clyde live on nearby Lady's Island, SC and love spending time on the local waterways and beaches.

Jane Hincher purchased this house in 2012

Why Jane Hincher chose Beaufort area

The location of this property sold us! It is truly steps from the pool and the short walkway to the beach. The views from the house are breathtaking all year long.

What makes this house unique

12 Shipwatch is such a great location and central to all the Harbor Island amenities. You can walk everywhere! You never have to move your car.


based on 29 traveler reviews

Walkway to Ocean at Front Door - Luxury 4 Bedroom House
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
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Great vacation , Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is well-furnished and so close to the beach and pool. We had an amazing time and will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and please come back again!!!!
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Darlington, SC USA

Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, close to pool and beach. Very clean. Exactly as advertised. Owner provided excellent and timely customer service. I would recommend to family and friends. Best local restaurant was the Foolish Frog on St. Helena island.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well-stocked home.

  • 5 of 5

This home was beautifully decorated with lots of colorful rugs, quilts, books and magazines. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything we needed to cook some great local seafood, and there were plenty of linens. Enjoyed listening to the birds and watching the ocean from both balconies. Harbor Island is a wonderful location for peaceful vacationing in a gorgeous natural setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and for staying with us this year! You are welcome back anytime!!!
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This lovely beach house had everything we needed for a great family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

The decor was perfect, the furniture was comfy, and the house was very clean and well maintained. We loved the pool on the way to the beach. All in all, it was a wonderful spot for my family's beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much and please come back anytime!!!
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Lyman, SC


  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a great relaxing time. We love this house. It has everything we need for an enjoyable vacation. We could not ask for better owners to work with. They are exceptionally nice.

Thanks Clyde and Jane

Donna McMakin

Greer, SC

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and great location

  • 4 of 5

The home is gorgeous. The bunk beds on the bottom floor are comfortable for children and adults alike. The open feel to the kitchen is great. They had plenty of dishes and utensils. The coffee pot is small but it does not need coffee filters and they have a Keurig. They even have a griddle and blender. Their ice cream scoop and pizza cutter were missing. They had plenty of towels in the laundry room. That room was a great place to store your beach bag or extras you did not want sitting in the living room.

The second floor offers another deck overlooking the beach, a bathroom and two large bedrooms with queens in each. Unfortunately, the bed we slept in has a frame that squeaks every time you move, making a good nights sleep difficult. (It appeared that the frame had been broken at some point and the repair job was what was making the noise.)

The third floor has a small room with two bunk beds. This was perfect for the two eleven year olds who wanted to be alone. It is a bit warm up there but they had a box fan and another fan to help with that. I'm not sure adults would want to use that bedroom.

The house itself is 20 steps from the beach access and one house from the pool. That was great. The first night we got there we headed to the beach and got to see a nest of baby turtles hatch and head to the sea! AMAZING! The beach flashlights must be red ( March - October ) so be prepared when you go. We just bought a red ballon and put it over ours. The beach was teaming with animals like horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs and blue crabs. We loved it.

Harbor Island is a gated community with a live security guard at the entrance 24 hours a day offering the ultimate feeling of comfort. No need to worry about your kids if they bike around the community. Lots of folks had golf carts but we were so close to the walkway we did not need it. Bring your bug spray. You will need it. The second pool was bigger and we spent a day there as well.

This was a great house in a great location. I would have given it five stars if my bed had not squeaked so badly.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah - thank you for the detailed review!! We really appreciate you taking the time do write your review. We will have the ice cream scoop and pizza cutters replaced. And thank you for the information on a bed squeaking.. We will take a look and get the frame replaced if needed!! Please come stay with us anytime. It is an awesome beach vacation location!!! Thank you so much for staying with us!! Jane and Clyde
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lady's Island Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fripp Island
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 21
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Shrimp Shack
Nearest Beach
Harbor Island Beach
Car: recommended

Great Seafood restaurants nearby as well as Hunting Island State Park and lighthouse.


Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 18 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Gate fee 1 car $60
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.0%

Maximum of 6 adults; one vehicle pass is included in the quote. Please let owner know as soon as possible how many vehicle passes will be needed . Additional vehicle passes are $60.00 for weekly stay each;

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , suitable for young children through teens
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Twin plus queen sleeper
  • House is ideally set up for 4-5 adults with children. A maximum of 6 adults is allowed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
What to bring: Please bring your own beach towels and wash cloths for makeup removal, toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, trash bags, dish soap, laundry detergent, coffee filters, etc. We suggest you buy groceries before you check in. There are two grocery stores (Publix and Food Lion ) on Lady's Island that you pass on the way to Harbor Island.

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