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Harbor Island condo description
-- RECENT CANCELLATION FOR AUG 17-24 --!!!!
WELCOME TO HARBOR ISLAND! -- SMALL AND PRIVATE -- SOME SAY THE BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE EAST COAST. WE ARE A PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY WITH 24 HOUR SECURITY . . . A FRIENDLY PLACE WHERE PEOPLE SAY HELLO AND WAIVE AT YOU FROM THEIR CARS . . . AND THE BEACH IS NEVER CROWDED, AS IN 'NEVER EVER' CROWDED.......
Take a look at this 2011 UNSOLICITED COMMENTARY FROM A GUEST:
'Location location, location' is exactly right. Parking lot at front door and Boardwalk to the Beach just off the back deck. The owner answered any questions we had in a timely manner. The condo was clean and well equipped with everything needed for the week. Pools are at either end of the building or a larger community pool within easy walking distance. WE HAVE BEEN COMING TO HUNTING ISLAND FOR OVER 30 YEARS BUT THIS IS THE FIRST VISIT TO HARBOR ISLAND AND WE WILL DEFINITELY BE COMING BACK. The beach was never crowded and everone was friendly and helpful. It was the most relaxing vacation we have had in years.'
Some will tell you that Harbor Island is 'for the 'birds,' which is TRUE!: Harbor Island is now recognized by the AUDUBON SOCIETY as an 'IBA' ['Important Bird Area) . . . I DON'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP! Big Birds galore such as SNOWY WHITE EGRETS, GREAT BLUE HERONS, IBIS, OSPREYS AND SEAGULLS, of course -- (and small PLOVERS and others too)...... and the Dolphins - they are something else again!
HARBOR ISLAND is adjacent to HUNTING ISLAND, a South Carolina state park -- which itself is top rated (small admission fee) It has a lighthouse that you and the kids can enter and go to the top.
FIVE ADVANTAGES to renting this Villa:
1) Of course, WE HAVE WIFI ! (AND TWO TV'S).
2) Our condo is Beachfront/Oceanfront (that's why you come here, right?) The closest buildings to the Ocean are the 'K' and 'D' buildings. We are K building, Condo 101 on the corner ground floor, adjacent to one of two private pools for Villa guests. [SEE MAP]. A third bigger pool is conveniently across the street at the Beach Club next to the children's playground, baby pool and the tennis courts. It might take you 1-2 minutes to get to the big pool.........no kidding!
3) The villa is an end unit; instead of another condominium on one side you have instead two picture windows with views of the adjacent pool and the ocean -- only 1 other like it.
4) The Villa is on the ground floor. From the outside back deck, DO NOT PASS GO: PROCEED DIRECTLY to the OCEAN.
5) It is nicely furnished. The kitchen and bathrooms were recently renovated and new pictures hung. A new sliding glass door lets you see the ocean the minute you walk in to the Villa.
Here is what an UNSOLICITED tenant recently wrote:
'Your unit was one of the nicest I have seen on Harbor Island---we loved the beautiful colors and new appliances, and my husband especially loved the chair and ottoman he could sit in and enjoy the view.'
We are a private owner. Our Beachfront/Oceanfront 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath Condominium sleeps 2-4 people and IS LIMITED to 4 PERSONS (The owner believes that Six is too many for 1.5 baths, 1 bedroom and a pullout couch.) Most of the one bedroom condominiums have an identical or similar floor plan. The primary difference is LOCATION. There are only two ocean front buildings and only one other end unit like this one. As noted, you will see the Ocean the minute you step in the front door (You just have to open the curtains.)
Step out through a sliding glass door onto a private deck. You are there! There is NO BETTER LOCATION, NO BETTER VIEW. 30 SECONDS puts you on the beach. You will take two steps down to the Boardwalk and see nothing but the sea oats, the Beach, the Sound to your left, the Ocean to your right. Two + miles of beach is before you for exploration.
THE 3 POOLS: We have found that many people who come to the beach actually prefer spending time at the pool. Not a problem when one pool is 20 SECONDS to your right from your front door!! . . . yet still far enough away that it does not distract. A second small pool it out the frot door to your left (I'm not kidding!) But there is MORE -- for only $19.95 (just kidding --sound likes one of them TV commercials) BUT there is the BIG pool at the BEACH CLUB just across the street. It could take as long as two 2 minutes to walk there, but first timers often run. (And Amenity Cards are NOT REQUIRED.)
The Club has a children's pool. While you are there, try the INDOOR FITNESS ROOM. Play some volleyball. Watch the kids enjoy the playscape or the baby pool. Or just grab the paper or a favorite book and enjoy a gorgeous marsh view and the surroundings.
TENNIS anyone? We have courts at the Beach Club. GOLF? There are 11 courses around Beaufort and listed in the Beaufort phone book. The closest are the two courses on Fripp Island, open to anyone: Ocean Point and a Davis Love III signature course - 3 short miles. Fripp Island is gated, BUT call for reservations. South Carolina National is maybe 25 minutes away, and there are 8 others.
Buy S.C. shrimp and fresh fish at commercial marina just before the Harbor Bridge, see schoolsof Dolphins and view shrimp boats. Sea gulls and pelicans will entertain you, crab from bridges, fish from shore (Don't miss the long pier bridge for fishing at the end of Harbor Island outside our gate. A bike ride along the ocean is not to be missed or on our paved roads ('But be careful). Bike rentals are at the Beach Club. Many visitors jog on paved roads through the neighborhood or on the beach.
Beaufort has been rated by Fortune magazine (and others) as a top place to retire. Come take a look........see for yourself.
Second TV in bedroom! Both digital cable, of course. The Master Bedroom has a KING SIZE BED and full bath. The full kitchen, a washer and dryer, bar space and dining table provide the amenities you need. Check out our pictures!
It's fun to walk the beach in either direction and you need to do both because they are different. It's a toss up as to whether the sunsets over the water are better, or the soft glow of the sun as dawn breaks (see picture). . . and when the moon is full over the water . . .well, you'll have your own ideas. At night, you can see the stars without interference from city lights ... sure beats what you can see in Atlanta! ('Honey, bring the telescope.') You know, you just may need more than one week!
We take checks for the deposit and a credit card after you arrive for the balance. The villa changed owners in 2002. Since then, we have received numerous unsolicited comments from vacationers who have loved our condo and Harbor Island. AND YOU could be next!. (Hey! ....Did I mention that the Beach is never crowded?).
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Recreation Center
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- Harbor Island is 12 mi. from Beaufort, S.C. a small town where THE 'BIG CHILL' was filmed. Harbor Island is a great beach for children, Hunting Island State Park and Hunting Island State Park is next door - - minimal fee to enter) offers great nature trails, a nature center with classes for kids and adults and the only S. C. lighthouse open to the public. Harbor Island has several bird sanctuaries (But don't feed the alligators), Buy SC yummy shrimp at commercial marina just before Harbor Bridge, or a second store en route- both on Hwy 21, See schools of Dolphins (we have more than our share for some reason) and view shrimp boats in your front yard, Seagulls and Pelicans will entertain you as they dive for fish in the Ocean, Crab from bridges, fish from shore, A bike ride along the ocean not to be missed, Jog on paved roads or on the beach, Beaufort is quaint & tourist-friendly with good shopping and restaurants, Rated as a top place to retire, the low country is serene and beautiful....moreless
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Total & Complete Relaxation!
Total & Complete Relaxation!
My husband and I stayed in this property for a mini- vacation.It was the perfect place to unplug and unwind. Harbor Island is the most quiet, peaceful spot I have ever experienced! The condo was clean, comfortable and perfectly situated. Sitting on our back porch was a pleasure and getting to the beach was a breeze. We loved exploring nearby Hunting Island and Beufort!
- Guest Luv the Coast (TN)
- Date of stay 09/22/12
- Review Submitted 10/23/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
The title is "right on"!
The title is "right on"!
My husband and I have been coming to Harbor Island for years, sometimes as a couple, sometimes with friends, sometimes with a dog, sometimes without. As a retired couple without a dog (this time), this is the perfect condo. It's an end unit so more light; it faces the dunes and the ocean so more view; it has a boardwalk to the beach just off the deck, so easier access; it is painted in warm but bright colors, so a pleasant interior. Everything the owner says about it is correct. The pictures on the site are accurate; the property is clean and well maintained. We spent a relaxing and soul-refreshing week in one of our favorite places in the world. I hesitate to tell people what Harbor Island is like because everybody would then flock there and some of the peace and tranquility of the place would be lost. Having said that, I have to add, though, Harbor Island is an exceptional place if you want just to relax, to walk an uncrowded beach, to watch dolphins swimming offshore. We love it, and should our circumstances (just the two of us, no dog) occur again, this condo would be our first choice (and we know basically all the options on the island).
- Guest Bobbye, Salem, Virginia (Salem, Virginia)
- Date of stay 02/25/12
- Review Submitted 03/04/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
A week is not long enough
A week is not long enough
Location, location, location is exactly right. Parking lot at front door and boardwalk to the beach just off the back deck. The owner answered any questions we had in a timely manner. The condo was clean and well equipted with everything needed for the week. Pools are at either end of the building or a larger community pool within easy walking distance. We have been coming to Hunting Island for over 30 years but this is the first visit to Harbour Island and we will diffinitly be coming back. The beach was never crowded and everyone was friendly and helpful. It was the most relaxing vacation we have had in years.
- Guest Bob (Hillsboro, Ohio)
- Date of stay 08/18/11
- Review Submitted 10/19/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
What a great spot!
What a great spot!
We had a wonderful week at Harbor Island and are planning to come again this fall. It is so peaceful, beautiful and quiet. We had ospreys and red tailed hawks come right up to our deck! And Mainline Market is about three minutes away and we bought excellent seafood there to cook for dinner every night. This is the place for us now!
- Guest David and Janet (Asheville, NC)
- Date of stay 02/19/11
- Review Submitted 02/28/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
Guest comment entered by owner
This is a laid back place where the beach is not crowded at all. Lots of good walking; the ocean is great for small children in particular. Several restaurants are close and there are many in Beaufort and Port Royal. Families seems to like Dockside in Port Royal. But visit Bayside Park in Beaufort too. Shopping is good. If you want to get away from your world, this is a great place to do it.
- Guest Eileen, Brad, Ron and Jan
- Date of stay 04/10/10
- Review Submitted 05/18/10
Mar 24 - May 11 2013...... $700/week. May 12 - July 27...... $850/week. July 28- Nov 26.... $725/week. Nov 27- Dec 31 .... $585/week Jan 1- Mar 23 2014... $585/week $1500/month; Weekly only from May forward. Other times 3 Night Minimum
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: The owner lives in Atlanta and is an honest attorney. Honest!
Why the Owner Chose Harbor Island:
The low country is gorgeous. Beaufort is a sweet small town and often listed as a 'best place to retire.'
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Walk out the back door - seconds to the Ocean. Walk out the front door - seconds to 3 Pools. 1 Mile next door: Hunting Island, a S.C. State Park. Less than 3 miles to Fripp Island - a Davis Love signature course is one of two available on Fripp. Call for reservation.
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Sea oats at low tide; a great time to explore the ocean.......
......The beach at morning tide...relax...s...l...o...w...waaaay d o w n . . . .
.....A view of the ocean from the villa deck -as close as anyone can get!
The Pool Adjacent to the Villa; 20 seconds from your front door (really).
.....A King Size bed in a pretty bedroom; seagrape is the new color....
...OR, How About A Marsh View From The Beach & Racket Club At Dusk?
...Your inner beach persona will come out at our condo....It just happens!!
We take things a little slower here..... You'll get used to it........
Our Expansive Beach is NEVER crowded.....see what I mean...?
As close as ANYONE can get to Ocean; beachwalk begins in front of your nose....
Beach chairs just waiting for you to happen............Come on!
Notice Two windows--only in an end unit...
Dining Area--Can't You See Yourself here?
A view of one of 3 pools - seen from the window of the villa!! (20 seconds away)
We have rookeries -- where you can view big birds galore! (hint: See two?)
...IT'S HARBOR ISLAND !!! .....
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