Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Harbor Island reviews

  • Amazing Island Fun

    "We had such a great time. The condo was very clean and welcoming. Exploring the island on a golf cart was such fun. Also, the people working at the front gate were very friendly and helpful."
    Guest: Arcey Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 2, 2015
    View listing
  • Great beach house!

    "This house was perfect for my family of four. It was bright and cheery and clean. We loved eating our meals on the screened porch. It was a nice friendly island to stay on and also had everything in the kitchen you could possibly need! We would definately stay there again. :)"
    Guest: Captain Val Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
    View listing
  • Massachusetts Escapees

    "This was our first trip to Harbor Island and the condo and area were even better than advertised! The only negative was the weather......very cold for almost the entire month but gave us pleny of opportunities to explore! We loved Hunting Island , Beaufort, and the great restaurants especially Johnson Creek, Foolish Frog, Plums, and Q on Bay! The condo was huge and the view the best in the complex......we think! We would definitely like to make a return trip!"
    Guest: Massachusetts Escapees Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
    View listing
  • 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
    View listing

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.

Sponsored Advertisement