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Peter

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Water View Cottage - Private Island - Colleton River Plantation

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Hilton Head Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2Bath, Sleeps 4

Located on a 150 acre private island within the gates of Colleton River Plantation*, this cottage sits on one of the prettiest, most unique sites in the Hilton Head area. The 'Devil's Elbow Cottage' is nestled among ancient Live Oak trees overlooking the marshes and waters of Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge.This very comfortable cottage has high ceilings and large windows that create a light atmosphere and lets you enjoy this special setting. Built in 1992 and recently updated, it and the adjacent 'main house' are the only houses on the island.

Enjoy the best of both worlds. Experience the natural realm of the Lowcountry Bluffton/Hilton Head region of years past yet be a short drive from all of the beaches, shopping and amenities of one of the world's foremost resort areas.

Natural World: Listen to the warblers in the Oaks and the Snapping Shrimp in the marsh below as you doze off for your afternoon nap on the porch. Buy seasonal vegetables from the organic farmer on the island before he goes to the farmer's market. Set the crab trap from the dock or cast a net for shrimp and enjoy the seafood bounty of the Lowcountry. Sight fish for Redfish from a kayak on the flats of the adjacent islands. Bring your boat and explore the miles of inland waters of the area.

Back to Reality: If the natural world gets to be too much for you it is a ten minute drive to highway 278 and all of the shopping, dining, golf and beaches that you could desire. Visit the galleries of Bluffton's old town. Take the beautiful drive to Charleston or spend a day in Savannah or Beaufort.

Colleton River Plantation: Colleton River Plantation is a private community and the amenities are for the use of members and their guests only. Rental does not convey use of the amenities.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Peter (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)
Water View Cottage - Private Island - Colleton River Plantation
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Relaxation and seclusion

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely what we were hoping for, private and remote. This was the best location and we sat on the porch and watched the storms roll in. It was absolutely lovely. Will stay here next time we visit the in-laws.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place has it all!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Blufton looking for a relaxing getaway w/ our 2 young children (ages 6.5 & 18mo) - & wow did Devil's Elbow deliver! Perfect size house for a small family like ours & I can't say enough great things about the property & the owner, Peter. He provided great recommendations on sites to see, restaurants to try, etc., gave us total privacy during our stay, & was most accommodating w/ our travel plans. The cottage & main house are on a private 100 ac island that has plenty to do if you are a birder/nature photographer/paddler. We launched our kayaks at high tide several days of our stay. We are used to saltwater mosquitoes & no-see-ums in FL where we live, so were pleased the bugs weren't bad at all. We used the dock for fishing & birding too. The scenery is perfect Carolina low country - large live oaks & gum trees, hanging Spanish moss, adjacent to tidal Spartina marsh - absolutely beautiful (the photos are no exaggeration). The breezes each evening were absolutely delightful (welcome surprise for a summer-time stay!), so we made good use of the screened-in porch for dining, playing, etc. The accommodations inside the house are first rate - nice linens, nicely stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, everything to make it truly feel like home (why we love VRBO - esp compared to hotels). Honestly, except for a couple trips out to dinner & for mini-golf, we could easily have just stayed on Bear Island for our whole stay. We biked there & through the surrounding neighborhood which w/ all its paths & dense tree cover is lovely in its own right (though Bear Island is 1000x better, IMO). I had time to bird each day & enjoyed finding warbler spp that have since migrated north from where I live in FL, & seeing many of my favorite wading bird species, some which were nesting at nearby Pinckney NWR. There is also a large mixed wading bird colony just outside of the Bear Island property itself. We skipped the beach (not really exotic for us), but didn't miss it at all - enjoyed the Blufton Farmers Market instead. My kids thoroughly enjoyed the trip too. This place is a true gem!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unbelievable,magical and beautiful place !!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a lovely stay at Devils Elbow Cottage.The cottage is great, and described perfectly.You can't find a better place to relax,you can't find a better owner than Peter. I will not write anything anymore because everything is the best,we will recommend this place to all our friends and we'll hope to be back to Bears Island. The house,location and owner doesn't have any minuses.If you are looking for that perfect,quiet rental home,beautiful places this is definitely the place for you !

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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De Pere
5

Wow! Far Exceeded Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for that perfect, quiet, off-the-beaten path rental home, this is definitely the place for you! Having been to the HHI and Bluffton area before, we were seeking a nice, quiet location on this trip to just get away, relax, read, sleep in and not have a set agenda. You can't get much more quiet and relaxing than the Devil's Elbow Cottage on Bears Island! The only thing that "disturbed" our peace during our week were the many bird songs, squirrels and shore birds. The screened in porch was a perfect spot for morning coffee, an afternoon nap and evening cocktails as the sun was going down. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the view from the master bedroom is beyond description!

The cottage is really a well-appointed house next to the main house at the end of an island, separated only by a thin, dirt road that crosses the salt marsh. Its a bit off the beaten path, needing to enter via Colleton River Plantation, but its well worth it. The distance to 278 could only have been 4-5 miles or so as the crow flies, but we felt a world away. The best part about where the cottage is located is that you can be right in the heart of the HHI/Bluffton action in about 5-10 minutes!

The house was very clean, well decorated and had everything you would need to spend a nice long week in solitude. Peter and Leisa were wonderful to work with in getting the reservation locked in, gave us great driving directions, had a bunch of good recommendations for dining and activities and respected our privacy...but were very accommodating when needed. We felt truly fortunate to have the opportunity to experience this treasure! I can only hope that we will have the opportunity to return someday!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly magical

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a week at this very special place and could have stayed forever. Tucked away and private, but close to everything at the same time. The setting is not describable by words or pictures...you just have to feel it to understand it. Peaceful, quiet and enchanting, the furnishings were perfect cottage style that make you feel at home. The master has a very comfortable bed with a huge window that overlooks the marsh. The tv has a zillion channels for rainy days. Peter and Leisa are right there if you need anything but leave you to yourselves as well. Could not have been better!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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newport beach
5

a perfect summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

oh my gosh!? where to start? my husband and i had fallen in love with bluffton a few years back, and couldn't wait to revisit. we typically stay at the palmetto bluff inn {montage now,} but wanted something a little more personal and homey. elbow's cottage blew us away. our expectactions were already high, but our stay and the hospitality from peter and his wife exceeded those expectations.

a beautiful property that feels like it's out of a magazine, and a cottage that delivers your every need. i spent most of my time on the screened porch {two ceiling fans + table and sofa.} there was so much space out there.

we didn't miss any of our comforts of home either {direct TV, nice linens, great appliances, and an immaculate house overall.}

thank you so much for the loveliest of vacations. we cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Hilton Head
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Savannah
Car: necessary

Located on a 150 acre private island within the gates of Colleton River Plantation*. this cottage sits on one of the prettiest, most unique sites in the Hilton Head area. The 'Devils Elbow Cottage' is nestled among ancient Live Oak trees overlooking the marshes and waters of the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge.

Enjoy the best of both worlds. Experience the natural world of the Lowcountry Bluffton / Hilton Head region of years past yet be a short drive from all of the shopping, amenities and beaches of one of the worlds foremost resort areas.

This very comfortable cottage has high ceilings and large windows that create a light atmosphere and lets you enjoy this special setting. Built in 1992, recently updated and with the adjacent 'main house' are the only houses on the island. Shrimp, crab, fish, swim and kayak from the dock. Great birding and wildlife viewing.

* Rental does not convey use of Colleton River Plantation amenities.

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Rates & Availability

Hilton Head Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring / Summer 2017
Mar 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$310
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,870
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

$125 fee per day for over 4 people.
Easter, July 4th, - 7 night minimum - $2310 inclusive of cleaning and tax.
Payment by check preferred - 2.75% added for credit card payment

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Amenities

Hilton Head Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Bedroom 2 upstairs
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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