Magical Oceanfront 6bd, 6BA Dream Home
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
Private Homes house description
This gorgeous Oceanfront home is located in North Forest Beach and is Southern living at its finest. With absolute luxury in furnishings, the most tasteful art and top quality amenities, Yellowdog by the Sea is perfect for families, friends, reunions, executive retreats, and oceanfront vacations and intimate weddings.
This beautiful oceanfront home offers a 1000 square foot Great Room with soaring ceilings, striking crown moldings, and a huge Marble Fireplace. Almost every room has dazzling Atlantic Ocean views. The oceanfront Azure Blue pool is surrounded by decking and is located between the house and the Atlantic Ocean. Both the open kitchen and dining areas have vast ocean views. The dining area seats 14 and displays a grand chandelier, stunning antique table, handsome marble counters and hardwood floors. The kitchen appliances include a 4 burner Thermador professional gas/electric range with a stainless steel designer hood, an Advantium Microwave/Convection oven, two coffee pots, a GE double door refrigerator with through door water/ice dispenser, a super silent GE dishwasher and a travertine tiled bar, with prep sink that seats six or more. Large outdoor built-in grill and refrigerator. New 6 person spa sunk in to the large deck.
A brand new wooden walkway leads from Yellowdog's lawn, over the dunes to the beach. Watch the dolphin from the comfort of your downstairs master bedroom. All remaining bedrooms are upstairs with 2 facing the ocean with French doors and balcony.
Keywords: Hilton Head Oceanfront Vacation House, beach house, oceanfront vacation rental, Forest Beach oceanfront, beachfront, waterfront holiday home, luxury homes for rent, private rentals, weddings, sea, dolphin, heated pool, spa
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
All utensils for gourmet kitchen, including gas/electric Thermadore stove, Advantium Microwave/Convection Oven, Food Processor, Two Coffee Pots, Blenders, Many Pots and Pans, Serving Platters, Crockery and Cutlery for up to 20 guests, double door refrigerator with water/ice/crushed ice dispenser....moreless
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Gas Fireplace:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Hot Tub
- Heated Pool
Deck / Patio:
(3) First floor master King suite has an oceanfront deck. Deck off dining area where grill is located. Swimming pool is set in expansive deck. Seperate deck with buit in seating located at bottom of garden nexto wood walkway to beach....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
So close to the ocean that you can throw a ball from the deck to the beach. Stunning Oceanfront Views from the Greatroom, Dining Room, Kitchen, 3 King Suites, Bedroom decks and swimming pool and pool deck....moreless
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Outlet Shopping
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
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VRBO Bear stayed here:
Upon arrival at this luxury, beachfront home, I had no idea what was in store for me. The bright, airy ambiance lifted my spirits “beary” high and I couldn't keep my eyes off the sweeping ocean views from nearly every room in the house. In this day and age, many seek a place where they can find comfort & serenity, somewhere they can escape from it all and most importantly, somewhere to spend quality time with friends and family. While staying in this beautiful house, I was able to find all of this and more.
Three of the six lovely bedrooms had private verandas where you could sit and watch the dolphins at play or take in a sunset or two. The two-story, open living area was an enjoyable place to interact, relax and enjoy the large dining area which seated up to 10. The main floor master suite had French doors, which opened to the deck, pool and never-ending ocean views. The jetted tub in the bath had shutters, which opened into the bedroom, allowing you to enjoy the views while taking a relaxing bubble bath.
If you enjoy a good, home cooked meal, I found the kitchen very well- equipped with appliances. Plus, there was a lovely, wood patio table in the back, with plenty of additional seating on the large deck to enjoy a juicy steak or seafood on the grill… my favorite! During a hot summer day, the kids can play in the private, heated pool, while the adults lounge in one of several Adirondack chairs. The owner even provides several beach toys and towels for use during your stay.
Rain or shine, the Yellowdog ByThe Sea home had a variety of nearby activities for the young and the young-at-heart to choose from. A walk down to the seashore to dip my "bear" feet in the water turned into a quest to find sand dollars peeking though the surface. Friendly, local people showed me the easiest way to find these beautiful treasures. A five minute walk north along the coast brought me to a small village atmosphere, boasting several fine and casual restaurants, gift and ice cream shops, and even a theater! A stroller for the little ones was available to make the beach walking a little easier and there were flashlights for adventurers who preferred to beach comb by moonlight.
Oh, how I wished to linger and relax for just a few more days. To stretch out by the pool, enjoying a glass of sweet tea and savoring every moment of my vacation experience in the south!
The VRBO Bear
Pictures Don't Do it Justice
Pictures Don't Do it Justice
This is the perfect vacation home. My wife and i brought our two girls aged 1 and 4 along with my parents. Yellowdog was just a fantastic place to stay. Everything about our stay was truly perfect. Having a hot tub, pool, bbq and practically a beach all to ourselves was like heaven. The connivence of having all this right in our backyard made our vacation so much easier. There were no worries about our youngest's naps, she went to bed as if we were at home. The set-up of the house was also perfect. Everyone had their own bathroom, we were close together but also far enough apart. The great room with floor to ceiling windows offered just fantastic views at both dusk and dawn. The listing could not have been more accurate, in fact the pictures probably can't do justice to how great the backyard is. We spent a week biking, golfing, sea shell hunting and shopping but the best part for sure was having our very own paradise in the backyard. I can not over state how great Yellowdog is. We will be back!!!
- Guest Mike (Niagara Falls)
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 04/21/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Our Families Favorite
Our Families Favorite
Yellowdog is our favorite Oceanfront home on HHI. We rent this home every fall and spring. Andre is great to work with and the home never disappoints! Love the new Hot tub that was put in and all the updates! Thank you so much for opening your home to us year after year!
- Guest KY Crew (Versailles, KY)
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Owner response: Hi Stacy, you and your family are always welcome. Thank you. Andre'
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
The location of this property cannot be beat. The owner was VERY responsive to any questions or issues prior to and during our stay. The property was in excellent condition and had fantastic amenities. The out door grill left the men in our party with Grill envy. The layout of the home and decor was warm, comfortable and inviting for our party of 10 that stayed the week The morning view from the deck or one of the balconeys was inexplicable, Simply and truly breathtaking. It brought peace to many wary stressed out souls bringing balance once again into our lives. Our 4 year old had so many new experiences and accomplishments in this one short week. It was such a joy to have our family and most treasured friends with us as he rode his bike freely and safely on the beach, boogie boarded each night as the tide came in and swam underwater for the first time holding his breath. Then gratefully fall asleep exhausted long before the adults induldged in utilizing a well equipped kitchen to prepare memorable feasts. The property location was perfect. Close to Coligny and worlds away from chaos. The yard and deck was private and quiet and allowed for morning solitude and star gazing at night with hours of fun in the sun in between. We highly recommend this property to all.
- Guest Babs (Buffalo NY)
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/20/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Hi Babette, so pleased you had a great vacation. Your group was great. Thanks for choosing Yellowdog by the Sea for your vacation home. I truly appreciate your business. Andre'
Not all it's cracked up to be!
Not all it's cracked up to be!
While this home is lovely, the owner's attention to detail and customer service is very poor. This year we rented the Yellowdog for a week along with another family. We paid Andre a deposit so that we could bring along our small dog as well. He has never repaid us the deposit! Here are the issues we encountered during our stay from an e-mail I sent to him upon our return from the vacation. That was in April. I never heard back from him until November: - From day one of our visit the ice maker in the refrigerator. You promised to have someone look into fixing the problem. A week later we were still hauling 10 lb. bags of ice from the Piggly Wiggly at a significant price. We purchased 8 bags of ice. - I can't believe that you never responded to the call about the leak from the bathroom above the kitchen. Tim and his wife did not use the shower after their first use in respect to your property and possibly further damaging your ceiling. Honestly, they paid money to be able to use their bathroom shower. Instead, they used their son's room's bathroom to help you out. Your ceiling will now need repair and it should have been addressed immediately. - Your use of a timer to only circulate water in the swimming pool left the water dirty with pollen, bugs, leaves. Why not spend a few dollars more a week to leave the pump running all of the time. The pool water was at times disgusting and required our time to skim off the debris before getting into the water. - The deck is in need of repair or replacement. I spent time digging splinters out of my own body and my wife's knee. No one dared walk on the deck barefooted. Planks were loose, rusty nails were working their way out of the planking and an elderly person might fall on them. Some of your posts around the pool are rotting and in dire need of paint. - Your door knobs are in need of tightening. - There is mold growing in the upper corner of the downstairs master shower. - The handle on the guest toilet on the main floor was broken so we could not use it. - The igniter on the fireplace does not work. - You said that you were going to get two bottles of LP to hook up to the grills. You did one. On that grill, at least one of the burners don't work. I had to find a candle from your hurricane supplies to light with a match, life up the grate and ignite the grill. The other grill would have been nearly impossible to use. I would NOT recommend that you rent this house!
- Guest Tony T. (Johnson City, TN)
- Date of stay 03/19/11
- Review Submitted 12/03/11
Owner response: Previously, I posted a response to your concerns which now after the passage of some time should be revised. My apologies for the service and condition of parts of the home. I'm sure you were expecting to be able to walk on the deck and not to have to haul ice. I assure you, I want nothing more than my guests to feel like the home they rent lives up to their expectations. That particular time was very difficult for me due to the illness and death of my wife. Since then the home has been re-furbished and the deck completely redone. I make every effort to be responsive to my guests and fix what needs to be fixed. I hope you will find it in your heart to give Yellowdog a second try. Again, my apologies. Kind regards, Andre
Dream vacation -- September 19-25
Dream vacation -- September 19-25
We were the paying guests of Yellowdog-by-the-sea from 9/18-9/25. The weather was perfect, the unobstructed ocean view gorgeous, and the house was just the best. We walked to Coligny Plaza, which made our vacation even nicer because we could get our newspapers within 10 minutes of our leaving the house. All-in-all, after 25 years of visiting Hilton Head Island, we have found the perfect spot. Thank you, Rosie and Andre. You are very gracious hosts. Kathleen
- Guest Kathy (Silver Spring, MD - USA)
- Date of stay 09/18/10
- Review Submitted 10/12/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Hi Kathy, Somehow we missed this opportunity to thank you earlier. It is now May 2011. In any event, it was such a pleasure to have you stay at our home. You and your group were perfect guests. You treated "Yellowdog by the Sea" with love and care and you used it as a place where you could recharge your souls and reconnect with each other. Thank you for choosing our home. You will always be welcome now that you are a member of the "Yellowdog by the Sea Rental Family". Best wishes to all. PS. If you have any photos from your vacation that you would like posted on our facebook wall, please email them to us.
Guest comment entered by owner
Hi Andre, Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful 4 days we spent at your beautiful home. It really couldn't have gone better! The weather and accomodations were perfect. Many of the couples enjoyed walking to the plaza on several occasions. It was really great and Brian was so surprised. We certainly had every room full as 5 other couples joined us. We loved strolling the beach every morning and loved seeing all of the dolphins. Our vacation was perfect!!! Thanks again for everything. Tracey
- Guest Tracey from Indiana
- Date of stay 05/04/10
- Review Submitted 05/11/10
2013 Rates $4,950-$11,950/weekly depending on Season. $4,950 + tax for Dec through Feb $6,950 + tax for Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, $8,950 + tax for May and Sept $11,950 + tax for June, July, August including Memorial Day, Labor Day Vacation weeks, e.g. Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas $7,950 to $11,950 + tax Spring Break, Mid March to Mid April, $8,950 + tax Weekly rentals only from March to September. Thank You.
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Known as the "downtown" of Hilton Head Island for many vacationers and locals, Coligny Plaza is also the hub of everything to do with a beach holiday. The stores, restaurants, bars, clubs, deli, coffee shop, bakery, hardware store, kite store, kids stores and grocery store all provide folks enjoying a beach vacation with every conceivable item/service/distraction that they may need. Coligny Plaza is awesome and it is a 3 minute walk from Yellowdog by the Sea. How great is that! View it at www.ColignyPlaza.com to see all that it has to offer....MoreCollapse
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Privately owned by Andre Cilliers. Andre has lived on Hilton Head since 1995.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Living on Hilton Head since 1995 I had a chance to very closely consider which oceanfront community to invest. When Yellowdog #1, a gorgeous North Forest Beach, 3rd row, 5 bedroom 4.5 bathroom home, renovated in 1998 thru 1999 sold, I was in a position to finally buy an oceanfront property. I chose a 3 bed 2 bath beach cottage at 27 Dune Lane as the location for 'Yellowdog by the Sea', i.e., Yellowdog #2. Dune Lane, in North Forest Beach is one of the best oceanfront streets on Hilton Head Island and the homes between Dove Street and Heron Street are particularly sought after because of the close proximity to Coligny Plaza. Most of the homes are set up high, offering wonderful wide ocean views and the homes are 50 feet or less from the white sandy beach, that I love so much.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The best view of the beach, offered by any oceanfront home on Hilton Head Island. Not our words, just check with our past guests, many of whom have stayed at a number of oceanfront homes, up and down the beach. The wide, unobstructed view is there, from the moment you walk through the front door and from almost every room in the house. Double glass French doors open onto private oceanfront decks from 3 of the 4 King suites. Blond hardwood floors throughout the 1st floor, the stairs and the upstairs open hallway complimented by white slipcovered oversized sofas, arm chairs and chaise lounges, creating an enviornment of casual elegance. Azure blue oceanfront heated pool set in enormous sunning deck. Garden with large grassed area, perfect for playing ball, horse shoes, kite flying and night time star gazing, while lying on your back. Walking distance to Coligny Plaza, where you can find anything that you may need for your vacation, plus much more. Private wooden walkway leading from private garden to beach.
- Primary: + 843-671-6611
- Secondary: Toll Free: (866) 776-2704
View of Yellowdog from garden leading to beach. 2nd private deck in foreground.
View from Master Bedroom
Expandable Dining Table with Chandelier
View from Great Room to Deck to Ocean
Guest Bedroom with charming Queen Sized 4 Poster Bed
King Bedroom Suite 2nd Floor
View of Great Room from 2nd Floor landing
Deck Seating and Corner of Pool to house
Kitchen across counter
Quiet White Sandy Beach
View From 2nd Floor King Suite Balcony
King Sized Master Bedroom with Private Deck and Ocean Views
Top Floor Oceanfront Suite with King Bed and Private Deck
King Bedroom Suite Oceanfront 2nd Floor with Private Balcony
Yellowdog from the Garden at Dusk showing Wide Walls of Windows Facing the Ocean
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