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Waterfront & Sunsets! Big View/3 Tvs/Walk to 3 Pools/Lakehouse! 3+ Mi Pri Beach

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TRUE WATERFRONT, creek, marsh and river views with private dock/pool, & SUNS


Last updated: 07/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Shelter Cove Villas townhome description

This may be it! Come enjoy a very comfortable waterfront villa well located on beautiful Seabrook Island. Overlooking a wide tidal creek, expansive marsh, sunsets, shrimp boats and the Bohicket River. Walk right out the back porch to a private dock with a sitting deck, or overlook it all from the privacy of the screened porch. Access the very best of the real SC Lowcountry- the rhythm and sounds of changing tides, listening to shrimp 'pop', dolphins in the creek, marshgrasses blowing in the breeze, changing colors with the sunlight, shorebirds, and BREATHTAKING sunsets. Then of course there is the BEACH!
Come slow down, it's restful here and the pace is gentle. Catch a nap on the beach listening to the waves, walk along beautiful beaches, gather shells, ride bikes or horses, kayak, and watch the sunsets from the comfort of your porch or from Pelican Beach. Its a special place for refreshment and relaxation.
Both porches and living area have stunning views! The way our porches open to the right side and we are situated over the widest part of the creek without tree obstruction, we believe we have the BEST villa view at Shelter Cove, and possibly along this special stretch of creekfront! Spacious villa with smart floor plan maximizing privacy and views, offering bedrooms on different levels, living areas above bedrooms. No other villa above or below, so you have a real sense of privacy, even from the porches. First level-master BR w/comfortable KING bed, flat screen tv, private BA w/new tiled shower, & waterfront porch just off br. This porch has ground access, making it very convenient to access dock/water from the private rear porch. Like a split level, just a few steps up, is 2nd BR/BA with tub/shower & flat screen tv, then up to the waterfront living area with spacious sectional sofa & 46' flat screen TV/DVD/Blu Ray/I Pod docking station, CD player, and a wonderful waterfront screened porch and sundeck. Next level is dining area, kitchen and half bath. Enjoy fully equipped kitchen for easy relaxed meals at the dining table, or on the screened porch while enjoying the sunset.

As for the beaches, you are just a few minutes bike ride/drive to perhaps the best (and totally private) beaches along the east coast, where you will find convenient access parking areas for autos/bikes. Take a chair or beach towel to the uncrowded beaches, and enjoy the truly spectacular views of the ocean, river, Botany Island and sunsets depending on where you go! If you enjoy beach walking, explore different sections of the beach by walking either direction to 'North Beach' point or 'Pelican/Sunset Beach'. Both points are spectacular, interestingly different, and often where you will find dolphin playing/feeding. Wherever you go, the beaches are gorgeous!

From the villa, you are just a couple minutes WALK to a private pool at the end of the street, and also The LAKEHOUSE, offering state of the art fitness center/fitness classes/indoor and outdoor pools/ping pong/children's playground/grills and picnic tables/basketball/massage therapy, etc! The bike path and equestrian center are also a block away. Here, you can ride horses along the beachfront and/or through bridle trails. (*Advance reservations suggested).

Kayak and bike rental companies will deliver to your front door. The bike path takes you directly to Freshfields Shopping Village, the Bohicket Marina, and over the Kiawah River into Kiawah. Due to the secure gated community and quiet atmosphere at Seabrook, the 25 mph roads are user friendly for walking/biking and the creeks/river offer a real treat for the adventurer. You can launch a kayak, or step on a boat from our private dock! Within 5 minutes, you can be at Freshfields Village featuring excellent shopping, several great restaurants/grocery/Starbucks/book store/dry cleaning/banking. Also, the even closer Bohicket Marina area offers a variety of restaurants/shopping, boat rentals/sunset cruises, and more.

Kiawah Island is adjacent to Seabrook, also approx 5 minutes away where you can visit the 5* Sanctuary Hotel with wonderful spa amenities, dining, shopping and art gallery. More restaurants are also on Kiawah, plus public tennis/golf and a fun Nature Center. At neighboring Wadmalaw Island you can visit a tea plantation, winery, and historic picturesque Rockville. Charleston being the spectacular world-class city that it is (approx 30 min easy drive to historic downtown)...with so much to 'take in', plus the historic plantations/gardens, there is no shortage of things to do, just time! However we often opt for staying at peaceful Seabrook Island beach and simply relaxing is our #1 choice.

Whatever your interests, there is something for everyone! Come and see why we fell in love with the most naturally beautiful sea island on the east coast, and then one of the best views/locations on it! As native Carolinians and SC coastal residents for many years, we have frequented many beaches from the NC Outer Banks to the Florida Keys and up the Gulf coast. We truly believe Seabrook offers a unique coastal vacation: jaw dropping beauty, peacefulness, and all with the most private/uncrowded beaches. There are NO COMMERCIAL entities on the island, once you are through the gate. The palmetto trees, magnolias and moss draped live oaks are stunning, healthy beaches usually offer good shelling, the wildlife is abundant (you are most likely to see dolphins, alligators, a great variety of shorebirds, and possibly deer and fox). Right here at the creek, we have seen dolphin and salt water mink swimming. Bring a fishing rod, catch dinner from the dock, beach or lakes or enjoy a special seafood dinner at one of several nearby restaurants! Welcome to the best of the South Carolina lowcountry, you are sure to have a great time!

Keywords: Townhouse Villa

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Discovery of pets brought without permission will result in forfeiture of deposit and eviction. Allergy issues, thank you....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 21 or older as responsible party. No houseparties, or parents renting on behalf of their children is permitted....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Discovery of smoking will result in forfeiture of deposit and eviction. Allergy issues, thank you....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Separate dining area, chairs for 4 plus extra chair at nearby desk/bedroom if needed for visitor...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Typically coffee filters/seasonings available...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Well equipped....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 5 people


          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Lakehouse fitness center 1 block away, first class equipment, amenity card access available...moreless

          • Parking:

            Covered carport available, best for 1 car only, additional overflow parking nearby...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Towels for kitchen/bath use **Please bring your own beach/pool towels...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All bath/kitchen linens provided. *Bring your own beach/pool towels....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            1 car covered parking at villa...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Heating


          • Television:

            46' flat screen in living area with blu-ray and flat screens in both bedrooms...moreless

          • Books:

            A few in TV console, plus very nice SB library available at Lakehouse...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (3) Satellite, direct tv-each tv...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • CD Player


          • Telephone:

            4 phones-1 in each bedroom, kitchen and living area ***Long distance calls blocked, bring cell phone...moreless

          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

          • Communal Pool:

            *New in 2010, a block away at Lakehouse, lakeside outdoor pool with lounge and picnic areas(open to all property owners and guests w/card). INDOOR pool available for an extra fee at Lakehouse....moreless

          • Private Pool:

            There is a private pool for Shelter Cove owners/guests as well as neighboring villas steps away. No lifeguard, separate kiddie pool. Quiet, partial shade....moreless

          • Indoor Pool
          • Heated Pool

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill:

            CAREFUL USE ONLY IN PAVED AREA IN FRONT OF VILLA, due to code-small gas grill/requires small propane canister **LAKESIDE grills/picnic tables available one block away!...moreless

          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio


          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

          • Waterfront:

            True waterfront, living on the creek/expansive marsh toward Bohicket River. Private access for Shelter Cove owners/guests only on Horseshoe Creek with stationery and floating docks, benches for full enjoyment of the tidal creek. View is over Horseshoe Creek, to Bohicket River and Rockville's famous shrimping boats. Everyone loves it, and it's a great spot for enjoying your morning coffee or sunset. Docks allow easy/convenient water access for kayaking, fishing pleasure, or boating access (pls inquire)....moreless

          • Water View:

            Gorgeouse views of creeks/river!...moreless


          • Cinemas
          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Fitness Center
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fly Fishing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Surf Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Surfing
          • Tennis
          • Sailing
          • Golf
          • Basketball Court
          • Swimming
          • Hospital
          • Kayaking
          • Paddle Boating
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants
          • Churches
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Winery Tours
          • Museums
          • Shelling
          • Sight Seeing
          • Antiquing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Boating
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shopping
          • Eco Tourism
          • Scenic Drives
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Walking
          • Cycling


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          from 24 traveler reviews
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          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Jun 14 - Aug 15, 2014
          7 night min stay

          Late summer
          Aug 16 - Sep 12, 2014
          4 night min stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Refundable Damage Deposit $125
          • Tax Rate 11.5%


          DEPARTURE HOUSEKEEPING INC FOR WEEKLY STAY (but add $100 cleaning fee for stays less than 1 week).

          FOR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE OF 1 MONTH: 30% (of the rental rate) is due w/rental agreement. Full balance is due one month prior to arrival date.

          FOR RESERVATIONS MADE WITHIN THE MONTH OF STAY: Full amount is due w/rental agreement.

          ADD 11.5% TAXES AND $125 refundable sec/deposit.

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          Last updated: 07/01/2014
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          • Freshfields Village

            "Wonderful convenience and quality just up the street, choose a very short 5 min drive or by ..."

          • Bohicket Marina

            "Just minutes away by car or easy bikeride, or walk! Beautiful marina offers a variety of boa..."

          • Beachwalker County Park

            "Interested in exploring another of SC beautiful beaches, visit BW County Park just a few min..."

          • Irvin House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery

            "Want something different to do while on vacation, check this out if you are interested in to..."

          • The Angel Oak Tree

            "Magnificent and huge Live Oak Tree, located just off Bohicket Rd. Call 843-559-3496 for hour..."

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          6 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Charleston INTL*-25 mi or Exec airport (priv)
          18 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Hwy 17/Savannah Hwy
          2 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Seabrook Island Beach
          1 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Kiawah++, Charleston Exec Golf Course, Etc!!
          1 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Johns Island/Bohicket Marina/Freshfields Village

          Kayaking/crabbing/paddle boarding/salt water fishing/sunning from the dock, right out back!

          **Access to 3 indoor/outdoor pools, state of the art fitness center, playground, lake, fresh & salt water fishing, bike paths, equestrian center, basketball court, etc are all within about 1 block walking distance! EASY short walk/bike to Marina, shops, restaurants, Freshfields Village. There is also the Johns Island museum, Angel Oak tree, Beachwalker Park and the Kiawah Island Nature Center close by.


          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2005

          About the owner: Hello, My husband and I both grew up in the central part of the Carolinas, and beach vacations were always the highlight of our summers. Our families had vacation beach homes where many wonderful memories were made! We chose to live at the coast and did so for many years, before retiring to the NC mountains. However we soon realized we missed the sand between our toes, walks on the beach, magical changing tides, marsh grass & other 'specialties' of the SC lowcountry. So, with both of us having been in the real estate business (combined 65 years experience), we carefully chose the perfect beach vacation getaway and Seabrook Island had everything we were looking for! We are happy to share it with you and hope you will enjoy all that is special to this private island. We love our many repeat guests and hope you will become one of them. Thanks for 'stopping by' UP DA CREEK, AT THE BEACH! Wishing you a memory filled vacation, Leigh and Jack

          Why the Owner Chose Shelter Cove Villas:
          Having lived on the coast for about 20+ years, I always enjoyed special weekend visits to the Camp Retreat on Seabrook Island and historic Charleston. Exploring extensively the mid-Atlantic, southeast coast and Fl gulf coast, ....I think Seabrook Island is simply the most naturally beautiful! When I first walked out on the dock behind the villa, I thought how truly spectacular. The sunsets were icing on the cake. Then I inspected the beaches, & when I saw the dunes and the 2 different unique beaches, I said 'This is it!, location, location!' Here we have abundant natural beauty, peace/quiet, yet convenience to a world class city and everyday shopping/dining needs, wonderful recreational amenities, wildlife, and water everywhere. THE VIEWS ARE SPECTACULAR.

          The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
          We enjoy sitting on the dock or screened porch with morning coffee or in the afternoon with snacks/drinks. We especially love to be out there to catch the sunset and listen to the unique marsh/creek sounds. It is teeming with life, and constantly changing. We have seen dolphin and salt water mink in the creek, bait fish jumping and birds feeding. Having a floating dock with water access is very special amenity and provides us the opportunity to kayak (crab and fish) directly from here. We LOVE that we are a block away from the Lakehouse, 3 pools, Palmetto Lake, and the bike path, which takes you to the nearby marina, shopping village,and Kiawah. Biking is a most pleasant way to get around the island and we enjoy the safety the 25 mph speed limit brings. When we want our 'city fix', we love to go into Charleston for all it offers.

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          • TRUE WATERFRONT, creek, marsh and river views with private dock/pool, & SUNS

            TRUE WATERFRONT, creek, marsh and river views with private dock/pool, & SUNS

          • Front Entrance of Villa-spring

            Front Entrance of Villa-spring

          • Great Blue Heron visitor at marsh

            Great Blue Heron visitor at marsh

          • Twin Bedroom

            Twin Bedroom

          • Living area, sectional sofa-comfy for viewing/reading/tv or napping

            Living area, sectional sofa-comfy for viewing/reading/tv or napping

          • Dining Area

            Dining Area

          • Sunset view from villa

            Sunset view from villa

          • Sunset taken from porch

            Sunset taken from porch

          • Screened porch overlooking marsh

            Screened porch overlooking marsh

          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Living area, see screened porch/sunporch

            Living area, see screened porch/sunporch

          • Kitchen


          • Steps away to neighborhood pool (with kiddie pool also), key required

            Steps away to neighborhood pool (with kiddie pool also), key required

          • Seabrook Island Beach

            Seabrook Island Beach

          VRBO #60165

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          This listing was first published here in 2005.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

          $164 - $200 per night (USD)

          2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

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          Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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