Outstanding Oceanfront 5 Bedroom Home with Private Pool
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Special offer: Enjoy 1/3 off a last minute opening for Christmas Details
Melrose Plantation house description
This property is located in the Melrose on the Beach plantation directly on the ocean. There are great views of the Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Head Island and Tybee Island from most rooms and the multiple porchs and decks. The home is located on the Jack Nicolas-designed golf course overlooking the 16th green and 17th tee. There are 3 oceanfront master suites each with its own Jacuzzi tub. There are three oceanfront decks and two fairway decks. There is a screened porch of the kitchen for outdoor dining. The home has three separate living areas and two laundry rooms. There is a second refrigerator for extra food and a wine cooler with wet bar.
Keywords: beach home, vacation home, villa, cottage
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Elevator : Available on request.
- 4 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms
- All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Catering Available
- Child's Highchair
- Towels Provided:
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library:
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Lawn / Garden
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Golf Course Front
- Basketball Court
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Since Daufuskie is an island without a bridge it’s the perfect getaway for a totally relaxing beach vacation. Access to the Island is by ferry or on-demand boat service. Golf carts are the main form of transportation on Daufuskie as only maintenance vehicles are allowed within the resort which lets you get away from the 'hustle and bustle ' of everyday life. The Island lacks the usual distractions of life 'as it is like at home'. In addition to the Resort's facilities there are plenty opportunities for long beach walks, island explorations, relaxing days on the beach, poolside lounging, reading and playing board games, dolphin watching, shelling and crabbing and a variety of other fishing and hunting opportunities....moreless
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The house was wonderful, pool was great, location fantastic. We had a wonderful time. Unfortunately several things in the house were not in working order which was a bit disappointing, but overall we had a fabulous time and would definitely return to the same house again.
- Guest Runner Girl (South Carolina)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, people with disabilities, girls getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Owner response: We appreciated the feedback regarding issues in the home. We were not aware of the problems and had relied on the couple who were helping manage the home on the Island for us to stay on top of things. We have addressed the issues raised and have made a change in the management of the home to help prevent this from recurring in the future.
excellent. couldn't be closer to beach unless you were in a boat. beautifully furnished and equipped. caretakers were responsive to all requests. here with kids and grandkids (ages 17 to 4) and all had a great. time. seawall along gold course and this property in desperate need of repair, but was being repaired while we were there.
- Guest mtcb (ohio)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/26/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: The repairs to our portion of the seawall were completed in July. The damage to the seawall north of us is in the process of being repaired. The work appears to be far enough away from us now that it should not impact our property.
Home away from home!!!!
Home away from home!!!!
My family and I were fortunate to visit Daufuskie Island AND reside at this fabulous home for a mini vacay. The home and its views are breath-taking! The owner is wonderful and the folks he has managing it are pleasant, helpful and accessible for questions/issues. I went there with 3 other adults and 3 toddlers and it was one of the most memorable/enjoyable vacations I've had in a long time. As the other reviewers have mentioned, the marine/wild life surrounding the home is overwhelming and the views from each balcony is relaxing, inviting and rejuvenating. The house is totally functional and not too "stuffy" for toddlers. :) It provides a comfortable and "at home" feeling. I found a great personal shopper (Hopper Shopper) that handled our groceries which made the trip less complicated. The property is superbly maintained. We ate at Marshside Mamas (which I did not care for) but Daufuskie Crab was a great dining out experience. We explored the Island on golf carts (all coordinated through the owner) and learning about the history of the Island was a plus! If you are planning to travel to Daufuskie, THIS house is the ONLY option that caters to your EVERY beach/wildlife/marine life/comfort/family entertainment vacation experience!
- Guest NuNu (Grovetown Ga)
- Date of stay 11/08/12
- Review Submitted 11/14/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
We just spent a wonderful week with our children and grandchildren in the Life's A Beach house. There were nine of us ultimately and there was plent of room for gathering and also private spaces. The house was very well equipped and beautifully appointed with comfortable beds, chairs and couches. My grandchildren loved the pool. It was just the right size and the proximity to the house made it easy to keep our eyes on them. The house and grounds have been well maintained and Janice & Ed were most helpful in seeing to our needs, which were few. We didn't have the best experience at Marshside Mama's, but enjoyed the Old Daufuskie Crab Company for food, dessert and scenery. We could see progress being made in bringing the island facilities up to par. There's lots to see and discover. Being in this place on this beautiful island was a most enjoyable experience. In a sense it was like going back in time.
- Guest Garden girl (Cleveland, GA)
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/23/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+.
Wonderful vacation getaway.
Wonderful vacation getaway.
We have been traveling to Daufuskie for the last 14 years and this is by far the nicest home we have stayed in. The owners thought of anything you could possibly need. The views were unbelievable. Three families stayed comfortably in the house with plenty of room to spare. The pool was a welcomed relief in the hot South Carolina summer. This island is definetly on its way back around to a thriving vacation retreat. If you want a fantastic vacation on Daufuskie it can all be started by stayin at Life's a Beach. The owners were very helpful and provided us with alot of information to plan for a vacation of a life time.
- Guest Lauren (Hershey PA)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Perfect family rental for a week at the beach...
Perfect family rental for a week at the beach...
This was a perfect rental for our extended family of 10 to gather at the beach. The house feels like home. When the owners planned this house, they did it right. The house is beautifully decorated. The kitchen is well equipped with all the accessories required for cooking and entertaining. The floor plan was perfect for gathering and separating when everyone needed space. There are three floors. The main floor has the kitchen and dining area and a great family room. It was a great floor for everyone to hang out. The top floor has another good sized family room, for hanging out. Our 1 teenager found it to be a nice escape wanted to escape to catch up on summer reading. The entry level floor had four bedrooms, which was perfect for two families with 4 kids. There was also a small sitting area on this floor that the younger cousins liked to watch cartoons. The pool is smaller, but perfect for hanging out when you want an alternative to the beach. The grandparents with us were not big fans of the beach, so the pool was a nice option to have for them. The house sits on a seawall, but Driftwood Beach is a half minute walk. There is a consistent breeze so you could sit on the back deck and watch the dolphins and pelicans feed. We saw a lot of marine life. The beach had a definitive high and low tide. Our our kids liked swimming in the high tide and exploring the marine life in the low tide. They were occupied with exploring the island in a golf cart and seeing/touching the marine life. We saw blue crabs, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, fish, many starfish and sand dollars, an aligator on the Melrose golf course ponds, and the loggerhead turtles. It's nesting time. Time it right and you can watch the turtles hatch. If you've never been to Daufuskie, it is very laid back. Flipflops, tshirts and shorts. Anything more and you are over dressed. Marshside Mama's and the Daufuskie Crab House are your typical "hole in the wall" restaurants, but the food is low country wonderful. There is a large sandbar visible from the back deck. If you call www.commanderzodiac.com, they will pick you up off the Driftwood Beach to visit the sand bar, or take you to see the dolphins "strand" feeding. The Melrose golf course is well maintained and challenging. You'll find the owners to be very responsive. They put together a nice packet to prepare our visit. The local contacts, Ed and Janice were wonderful and very accomodating.
- Guest WeLoveDaufuskie (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 07/24/11
- Review Submitted 07/31/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car.
Special offer: Enjoy 1/3 off a last minute opening for Christmas
Take advantage of this offer for a weeks stay over Christmas beginning 12/21/13 to 12/28/13. Our travel plans have changed and we now have this week available.
8/27/12-1/4/13 $3485/week, 1/5/13-5/17/13 $3975/week 5/18/13-6/7/13 $4710/week, 6/8/13-8/16/13 $6250/week 8/17/13-9/6/13 $5500/week, 9/7/13-1/3/14 $3660/week and applicable lodging tax. There is a minimum stay of 7 days from 5/25/13 to 8/16/13 otherwise it's 3 days. A 10% deposit is required at the time of booking which converts to a refundable security deposit. Arrival and departure transportation once on Daufuskie for all guests and luggage is also included. Golf cart rental is included for all weekly stays. All linens and towels are provided. Post-departure cleaning is included.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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View of home from the Golf Course side
View of access to the Driftwood Cottage beach from the oceanside deck
Golf front screened eating area
Recreation Room/ sleeper sofa
Master Suite 2
View of the home from the Oceanside
View of Hilton Head Island from oceanside porch
Oceanside eating area
Master Suite 1
Master Suite 3
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