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Recent Harbor Island reviews

  • Great view!

    "My family of 5 and my parents stayed here. We had enough room for the 7 of us. The house was very clean when we arrived. It had everything we needed for the week (kitchen things, towels, linens, etc). The view from the back porch was absolutely wonderful. Even sitting under the house, you could feel the best breeze coming off the marsh. Another plus was being able to walk out the front door to the pool! It was perfect for our 3 children! The golf cart was a definite plus...especially for my parents. My only recommendation is that the mattresses need to be replaced (one twin and the Q). BUT...it was okay for a week! Overall, we would stay here again. Everything was exactly as described!"
    Guest: M & J Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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  • Fantastic

    "Judy Once again you provided us with the perfect getaway. Your place is just right for the two of us. You have done such a nice job with your unit. This was our second stay in this condo. Everything from the chocolates you left for us to calling to make sure all was well was so much appreciated. We will be back!"
    Guest: Beverly H. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
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  • Perfect family getaway!!!

    "We just returned from a week at beautiful Marshmelon on Harbor Island. We had two couples, three children (age 7 and under) and one infant. We were a little worried that the house would not be big enough for all of us but we couldn't have been more wrong. There are two floors and a very large living room. Marshmelon even has two game rooms for the kids on the ground level. The house itself is decorated perfectly and has everything you would need. It is located on a quiet gated street with beautiful views of the marsh and St. Helena Sound. The pool is large and the beach is close and beautiful. We would recommend staying at Marshmelon to anyone who asks. Thank you Diane for opening up your home and being such a gracious host."
    Guest: Michael Z. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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  • The Cherry family

    "We had a fantastic stay at Harbor Island. The condo was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The beach was so quiet and beautiful! Go at low tide and you will be amazed. Thanks for sharing your beautiful condo!"
    Guest: Annie Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 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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