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Recent Harbor Island reviews

  • Fantastic Home and Island!

    "We reserved our stay at the Marshmelon quickly and easily for a long weekend over Spring Break on Harbor Island. It was our first visit to both the house and island, and we were very happy with both and plan to return soon. Having to come home wasn't as exciting, but it was really cool to have our deposit back by the time we got there (we took advantage of the PayPal option both for payment and deposit refund). The house is pretty, well decorated, cozy, and in a configuration that would have easily accommodated a larger family or group (next time we will be inviting other family and/or friends). The back decks on the 2nd and 3rd levels face the marsh and are great for catching the sun set in the evening. The game rooms, bikes, and golf cart on the lower level all got a lot of use during our stay. From the house, you can get to multiple beaches on this island within minutes via bike or golf cart. There is minimal traffic on the island and people are rather few and far between on its beaches. You can also be at the neighboring islands in no time to visit various attractions and restaurants. We didn't come close to running out of things to do, and didn't have to go out of our way to stay entertained or to be fed very well. We had one minor issue while there, and Diane was very attentive and responsive we reached out to her for assistance. She went above and beyond to make it right and we appreciated the service very much. We highly recommend this house and can't wait to come back."
    Guest: Brooke and Warren Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 6, 2015
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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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  • ch20s

    "A beautiful place with everything you need"
    Guest: ch20s Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • Winter @ the Ocean!

    "Nice & clean unit! Bamboo floors awesome. Wireless internet worked great. Comfy bed. Kathy, the owner, answered all my questions quickly. Would stay again in this unit when traveling without my fur babies. Harbor Island is my fave place to go beach wise & this is my fave time of year. Love feeling like to have the ocean/beach to myself. Lots of "wildlife" this trip. Also really like that is close to Hunting Island SP when camping is not an option. Thank You!"
    Guest: tammy m. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
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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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