Unobstructed View of the Ocean, Steps Away from the Pool, Beach, and Free Wifi!

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The Beach In Front of the Condo


Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Harbor Island is a private 1400-acre barrier island, located between historic Savannah, Ga. and Charleston, S.C. It is part of the 350,000-acre ACE National Astuarine Research Reserve, created and managed by the Marine Resources Division of South Carolina.

This protected estuary habitat is filled with wildlife and beautiful plant life. The ACE Basin Refuge lies along the Atlantic Flyway - the 'bird highway in the sky'. Numerous waterfowl, shore birds, neo-tropical songbirds and birds of prey migrate from their nesting grounds to wintering areas throughout eastern North America.

Harbor Island was featured in the April 2010 issue of Southern Living Magazine, in the article entitled 'Find Your Secret Beach'. It was recommended for families, and, to quote a portion of the article, 'The perfect day here ends with the setting sun and the surprise that though you're only 50 miles from the crowds of Hilton Head, you're on a beach that feels like your own'.

The unit is situated in Cedar Reef Villas, part of a private, gated community with 24-hour security. The condo is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building, which affords more beautiful views of the ocean. The condo is a corner unit, with unobstructed views from the private deck, as well as from the living room.

The condo has been recently renovated, in February 2010. The entire condo has been painted, and the ceilings have been completely refinished. Other updates include custom window shades, new kitchen stove and microwave, new bathroom fixtures and custom window shades. The private deck is furnished with a beautiful new table and chairs. The living and dining rooms feature custom made Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams furniture. The kitchen is equipped with Lenox china, new flatware, Le Creuset cookware as well as other new cookware and small appliances.

From the furnished deck you can see rabbits feeding on the lush green grass in the courtyard in the mornings. There is also a view of the private swimming pool as well as the ocean. You can cook outside on one of the grills provided in the courtyard.

The most spectacular view is from the 3rd floor, where the master bedroom has large windows that face the ocean. At night you can go to sleep with the sound of the ocean surf,(although when the tide is low, it is so far out that you can't hear the surf). It is, however, audible during higher stages of the tide. High tide at night is heaven!

This wonderfully appointed vacation condominium has a fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining and living area with cable TV and DVD player, as well as cable TV in the master bedroom. A new CD player with separate speakers and outstanding sound quality is in the living room. There is also a washer/dryer in the unit. All linens are provided, plus beach chairs and beach umbrellas.

From the condo, the boardwalk to the beach is 80 yards over beautiful sand dunes. Almost 3 miles of unspoiled, uncrowded white sandy beaches await you. The dolphins swim just yards away, and your children can safely run along the beach as shrimp boats sail by.

Or, you can stroll along the beach and find any of the numerous shells that wash up on the shore, including live sand dollars. (I have even found live starfish).

A 2-minute walk from our unit takes you to the Beach and Racquet Club, which offers a fitness center, Olympic size swimming pool with play area for children, tennis courts, and putting and chipping area.

Follow the egrets and herons through the miles of marshland you'll see poolside at the club. Keep and eye out for alligators on the other side of the protective fence.

Nearby Hunting Island is home to the historic lighthouse that was in operation until 1933. Originally constructed in 1859 and rebuilt in 1875 after the Civil War, 167 steps and 50 cents will take you to the top for a fabulous view. It is only 2 miles away from our unit. If you are interested in fishing, the 1120-foot former Paradise Pier is now part of Hunting Island State Park.

Historic Beaufort is just 12 miles away. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride and view the antebellum homes, or take a leisurely stroll through downtown shops and restaurants that border the waterfront, as well as a small park and marina. An hour or so drive will take you to Savannah, Charleston or Hilton Head, which make great day trips.

Stop at Publix on your way out of Beaufort, heading to Harbor. It is on the left after you cross Lady's Island bridge over the inter-coastal waterway on Route 21.

Before you cross the Harbor River Bridge, stop at Gay's Seafood and purchase shrimp or the fresh catch of the day, or visit the Shrimp Shack (restaurant featured in Coastal Living) right across the street.

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Beautiful view of ocean through large picture window...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (1) View of the ocean from master bedroom with queen-size bed., Twin or Single Beds (2). (Linens provided). There are 2 brand-new self inflatable Aero Beds (twin size) that can be placed anywhere in the house. They inflate/deflate at the push of a button. Linens provided for these also....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Private ensuite bathroom connected to 2nd bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Private ensuite bathroom connected to master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Half bath conveniently located next to living area...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor shower near condo. 3 pools (shared), Beach and Racquet Club has olympic size pool, kiddie pool and playground, tennis courts, chipping and putting greens, and 2 workout rooms with treadmills, exercise bikes and machines, and free weights. Beach and Racquet Club is a 3 minute walk from the condo. New crabbing dock on the island. Excellent restaurants and golfing nearby....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean:

    My condo is very close to the beach, only steps away from the ocean and the pool....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Many of the condos have a wall on the ocean side of the deck. Mine does not! There is a beautiful, unobstructed view of the ocean from the deck and the master bedroom. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Also, full size table with 4 chairs on private deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Exercise bikes, treadmills, machines, free weights....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wi-fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    New flat-screen TV, DVD player, excellent stereo system....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Ample parking in front of condo....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of parking right in front of the condo. (No assigned spaces)....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    There is free Wifi in the condo, and also at the Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club, a 3 min. walk from the condo....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle rentals on island....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat parking available next to condo. Water/ramp access 1 mile from island....moreless

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Very private deck opens from living area, on 2nd floor of the building, with unobstructed view of the ocean. Includes full-size table and 4 chairs....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    Several nearby golf courses....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals on island....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grills outside in courtyard area....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts at Beach and Racquet Club, across the street from the condo....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Building Type

  • Building


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3 night min stay

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  • Cleaning if<1 week stay $120 + tax
  • Reservation/Damage Fee $145 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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12 Miles from Beaufort, Between Savannah and Charleston

Other Activities: Boating, wildlife viewing, kayaking, shopping.

Golf: You may golf on Fripp Island, 8-10 minutes away.


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  • The Beach In Front of the Condo

    The Beach In Front of the Condo

  • Living Room with View of the Ocean

    Living Room with View of the Ocean

  • Master Bed with View of the Ocean (You can raise the blinds!)

    Master Bed with View of the Ocean (You can raise the blinds!)

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • View while Sitting on your Private Deck (Table and 4 Chairs)

    View while Sitting on your Private Deck (Table and 4 Chairs)

  • Entrance to Condo on 2nd Floor, Parking in Front, Ocean on Other Side of Bldg.

    Entrance to Condo on 2nd Floor, Parking in Front, Ocean on Other Side of Bldg.

  • The Beach Is Usually No More Crowded Than This

    The Beach Is Usually No More Crowded Than This

  • Second Bedroom with Twin Beds

    Second Bedroom with Twin Beds

  • Another View From Your Private Deck

    Another View From Your Private Deck

  • Full Sized Waher and Dryer Inside Unit

    Full Sized Waher and Dryer Inside Unit

  • View From Your Private Deck

    View From Your Private Deck

VRBO #177560

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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