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Recent Harbor Island reviews

  • Peaceful Getaway

    "I was in the area for a business trip, but somehow turned into a much needed getaway. The home was very peaceful and the beachfront view was so tranquil and somehow sincere at every point of the day and night. I can't wait to bring the missus for a getaway very soon."
    Guest: Wade Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 10, 2014
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  • Happy on Harbor Island

    "We chose Harbor Island to host our annual family reunion and we couldn't have been happier to have chosen "Sailfish" to do so. The bedrooms were large and beautifully appointed. The kitchen was well stocked with all the necessary gadgets, which easily accommodated 14 people with plenty of dishes, glassware, and utensils. The favorite feature of the house was its upstairs game room. It occupied the kids ranging in age from 6 years to 22 years old with board games, pool, and fooseball. We rode bikes, swam in the community pool, and explored the island on the golf cart. The kids couldn't wait to wake up for our daily adventures! Laura gave wonderful recommendations regarding restaurants, shopping, and local activities. She was a great communicator who truly wanted our stay to be a good one. I would highly recommend "Sailfish" to anyone looking to stay in a home away from home."
    Guest: Adriana M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 2014
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  • Great Pick for Your Next Getaway!

    "We had a group of 7 gather for Grandma's 80th birthday. The house served us well. We had plenty of room for sleeping, eating and just hanging out. We loved the views (marsh and beach) and easy beach accessibility. We even saw the alligators in the nearby lagoon, as advertised. Plenty of supplies on hand -- dishes, towels, board games and BOOKS!!!! The Harbor Island location was great for day trips to Charleston, (2 hours), Beaufort (20 minutes) and Savannah (1+ hour). Owners were OUTSTANDING -- so easy to work with."
    Guest: Susan K. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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  • VIEW

    "The view was great on 3rd floor. The bed was quite comfortable. We couldn't get the DVD to work, but, Harbor Island is wonderful. Most places there are rented out, so, quite a LOT to choose from..."
    Guest: lin Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 20, 2014
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Harbor Island Travel Tips

Harbor Island is located 15 miles outside the city of Beaufort, South Carolina. This 1,400-acre barrier island offers visitors an escape from busy lives and a private island where they'll find peace and quiet. The island is famous for oat-covered sand dunes and coastal grasses.

Harbor Island Attractions

The resort itself has three outdoor pools, tennis courts, a putting green and three miles of sandy white beach that will give you the privacy you've been looking for in a vacation. When you spend a day out in the sand and sun, the kids will enjoy building sandcastles and splashing in the water while you catch some rays and enjoy a good book.

There's plenty of wildlife you're likely to encounter during your stay in Harbor Island. Whether you want to go for a walk along the marshes to check out the pelicans, egrets or herons, or watch the dolphins play as you relax among the sand dunes, you'll be amazed at the creatures you'll see roaming the land.

Hunting Island State Park is located near Harbor Island and an isolated spot to enjoy peace and quiet. This 5,000-acre barrier island was previously used as a hunting ground, but has since been converted into a state park. There's plenty of wildlife to be seen as well as four miles of beach, a maritime forest and a saltwater marsh. The quiet retreat is also home to a 19th century lighthouse and is the island's most popular attraction. You can climb to the top and get beautiful views of the coastline.

Things to Do in Harbor Island

Seafood: The catch of the day is the perfect dish while staying in Harbor Island. Be sure to check out some of the best restaurants in the South Carolina lowcountry including Johnson Creek Restaurant and Tavern, Bella Luna Cafe, LLC, Foolish Frog, Magnolia Bakery Cafe, MoonDoggies Cafe And Grill, Panini's Cafe and Saltus River Grill. You may even want to consider buying some fresh seafood and take it back to your Harbor Island vacation rental to make your own feast.

Outdoor recreation: Playing on the beach is the top outdoor activity for visitors to the island. Kids can learn a new trick on the boogie board, or you can try it out yourself. Rent a kayak and paddle your way out into the water and gasp at the breathtaking views of the seemingly endless ocean or the community along the shore.

St. Helena Island: Just across the bridge from Harbor Island is St. Helena Island. The island is home to Penn Center, one of the first schools that was opened to children of freed slaves. It's also the site of where Martin Luther King, Jr., drafted his "I Have a Dream" speech. There are several shrimp docks on St. Helena Island and much of the agriculture is still cultivated by native residents that descended from the island's original inhabitants. Head to downtown Frogmore where you can shop, dine and visit local art galleries.

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