|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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.
You won't want to leave this tranquil cottage, especially the huge screened in porch. The cottage sits just feet away from the salt marsh. The sights and sounds are ever changing, each day different from the one before. At every turn, there is a stunning view from inside the cottage ... from the moment you open your eyes until you fall asleep. On a clear night, you can fall asleep while stargazing out of the master bedroom window. Because of all of the windows, you feel like you are outside, even when you are in the cottage. And, if you are like me, you will become one with the magnificent screened in back porch. Devil's Elbow is a rare, hidden gem!
Our family had a wonderful stay at the Cram's cottage. While just a short drive from Bluffton, it seemed we had the entire SC Lowcountry to ourselves while sitting on the back porch and watching the sun set over the marsh. The cottage was up to date and had everything we needed. The property and views are spectacular. Peter was a great host, checking in multiple times to make sure we had everything we needed.
It was the perfect getaway for our family. We will be back.
If your looking for an environment that provides relaxation, solitude, & a first hand dose of nature, this is the place to be. The cottage is clean, comfortable, and above all user friendly. An added amenity was the full moon shining brightly through the sky light in the living room. Highly recommended if you require a calming effect.
Thank You Peter & Leisa for a most enjoyable stay.
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.
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!!
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 !
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Spring / Summer 2017
Mar 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
$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
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.