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This oceanfront beach house is for a fabulous family (or multi-family) holiday. A new extension was completed in February 2015 that adds a master bedroom suite, office/study, formal dining room, powder room, elevator, and 2-car garage. This 6-Bedroom (sleeps 12), 6.5 Bath (5 en suite) home has private access to sensational, uncrowded beach and a large private swimming pool. 10MB cable wireless broadband for Internet access is available, as well as a multiple flat-panel HDTVs. Located in Sea Pines Plantation, home of the PGA Heritage Golf Classic (Harbour Town golf links) and former site of the Family Circle Tennis Classic (one of top 4 US tennis tournaments), this area has miles of paths for biking, walking, rollerblading. There is also great boating if you are seeking a change of pace. Guests have free tennis privileges daily (one hour + additional time after 1pm if you use the hour in the morning) at the nearby South Beach Racquet Club. Guests also have access to and/or discounted rates at many of the island's golf courses including Harbour Town.
Amenities: Outside Living Area • Swimming pool (16 ft. x 34 ft.); can be heated for an additional fee • Back yard and garden
Upstairs Living Areas Living Room • With sliding glass doors to deck • Open plan to dining area & kitchen Dining Area • Informal dining adjacent to kitchen with table to seat 10+ • Plus bar area with stools & counter • Formal dining room to seat 14+ Kitchen • Very well equipped, including TV Office/study • Built-in desk for working • Seating for R&R, reading, and/or watching television
Downstairs Living Areas Family Room • 42' flat-panel HDTV with DVD • Wide selection of children’s videos • Double closets • Sliding glass doors to pool/pool deck Laundry Room • Large washer and large dryer • Hanging line
Bedrooms & Bathrooms Upstairs Bedroom & Bathroom #1 (Master Suite) • King size bed • Seating area with HDTV • Walk-in closet • Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 2 sinks, shower, Jacuzzi, WC) • Maximum privacy in wing of home Bedroom & Bathroom #2 (2nd smaller Master Suite) • King size bed • Color TV with DVD player • Walk-in closet • Door to rear/oceanside deck • Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 2 sinks, shower, Jacuzzi, WC) Bedroom & Bathroom #3 • Queen size bed • Color TV • Closet • Glass sliding doors to rear/oceanside deck • Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 1 sink, shower, WC) Bedroom & Bathroom #4 • Two twin-size beds • Double closet • Glass sliding doors to front deck • Hall bath (vanity w/ 1 sink, tub plus mounted shower, WC)
Downstairs Bedroom & Bathroom #5 • Queen size bed • Color TV • Closet • Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 2 sinks, shower, WC) Bedroom & Bathroom #6 • Two twin-size beds • Closet • Glass sliding doors to pool deck • Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 1 sink, tub plus mounted shower, WC)
Other features: • Powder room on 2nd floor • 2-car garage • Elevator from garage to 2nd floor, thus entire house is wheelchair-accessible
Activities: • Swimming at beach or pool • World-class golf (30+ courses within 30 minutes including several 'Top 100')-- couse access and reduced rates available including PGA Tour course (Harbour Town, MCI Heritage Golf Classic) • World-class tennis -- one hour court time daily at South Beach Racquet Club, 5 minutes from our house • Watersports of every type -- boating, fishing, sailing, etc. • Bicycling -- trails everywhere • Sightseeing and antiquing (Savannah, Beaufort and Charleston all an easy drive)
Area: Hilton Head is an island just off the coast of the southeast United States midway between Washington, DC and Miami, Florida.
42' Plasma HDTV with DVD in downstairs family room; 3Plasma HDTV in each master BR; additional TVs in kitchen, office/study and downstairs streetside queen BR...moreless
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Golf Privileges Optional
There are two separate dining areas -- an informal one in open area next to kitchen seating 10+ and a more formal dining room seating 14+....moreless
Seating for 14 people
10MB Broadband cable wireless connection (can easily be connected via ethernet cable) Well wired with wireless router, extender, and wireless access point to provide good coverage throughout house. ...moreless
Memorial Day Wk1 May 23 - May 29, 2015 7 night min stay
Memorial Day Wk2 May 30 - Jun 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer1 Jun 6 - Jun 26, 2015 7 night min stay
July 4th Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer2 Jul 11 - Aug 7, 2015 7 night min stay
Late Summer1 Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2015 7 night min stay
Late Summer2 Aug 15 - Sep 4, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn1 Sep 5 - Oct 16, 2015 7 night min stay
Autumn2 Oct 17 - Nov 20, 2015 4 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015 4 night min stay
Autumn2 Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015 4 night min stay
Christmas Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016 4 night min stay
Off Season Jan 3 - Feb 26, 2016 4 night min stay
Spring Feb 27 - May 20, 2016 7 night min stay
Memorial Day Wk1 May 21 - May 27, 2016 7 night min stay
Memorial Day Wk2 May 28 - Jun 3, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Property Damage Plan (in lieu of sec. deposit)$69
Note that we are an owner-managed property and the only extra we charge is $69 in lieu of a security deposit. Compare this with the "reservation" fees that the largest rental companies charge. They are:
- Beach Properties - 14%+
- Wyndham/Resortquest - 8.5%-10%
- Sea Pines - 9.5%
- Destination Vacations - 6.0%
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Golf: Specifically, it is on the border of the states of South Carolina and Georgia.
The two closest airports are Hilton Head (HHH, which is serviced by US Airways via Charlotte, North Carolina connections) and Savannah, Georgia (SAV, which is serviced by Delta, Continental and others via Atlanta and New York). Our house is 50 minutes from Savannah and 20 minutes from the Hilton Head airport.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: We are Americans who have lived in London since 1999. Our Hilton Head house is our residence in the States that we rent out when we are not there and to maintain the property. Hilton Head is our favorite place in the world, but we do get out and about every once in awhile.
Hilton Head is in our blood. Ted's grandmother came from Bluffton before leaving in 1911 and the relatives owned places like Rose Hill, Victoria Bluff, and Kirk's Bluff (along the May River) back when land was cheap, cheap (1800s - 1960s)
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Oceanside: Our house has been in the Leavitt family since Ted's father bought the property from Charles Fraser on a hunting trip in the early 1960s. We bought the house in 1998 and then did a complete renovation in order to bring the house up to date. The old beach houses were very open (you had to go outside to the downstairs bedroom!) and we converted it to a 5-bedroom, 5-bath format, while maintaining the character from the early days of Sea Pines. In 2014/2015, we did a major extension to add some of the features we've really wanted to over the years. This has given us a nice master suite, some proper garages, elevator, office/study and a dining room for entertaining the entire group that is there.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Having come to Hilton Head since 1962, our house reflects the dichotomy of a modern version of an original Sea Pines beach cottage with the simplicity of beach life. We personally feel the privacy of our setting is a unique benefit, but each person will have their own viewpoint.