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Luxury 4 BR Home in Gated Harbor Island with Amazing Panoramic Ocean/Marsh Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

Top Rated Showcase Luxury Home - like new and pet friendly - views are amazing

Breathtaking panoramic views of Johnson Creek Marsh and the Atlantic Ocean. We fell in love with our Harbor Island home the very first time we visited this charming community, and hope you will, too. There are so many things to do on the gated community of Harbor Island including: 3 miles of private beaches, multiple swimming pools ,volleyball court, tennis courts, work out facility, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, basketball court and the list goes on and on. You will most likely lose track of time and truly find yourself on island time.

What makes Ocean Marsh so unique is how it is a secluded tropical forest on Harbor Island. You get the best of all worlds :privacy,serenity,amazing views and lush tropical landscape all around you.

About the house - it has a reverse floor plan. On the bottom level, you’ll find a bonus room that includes a queen sleeper sofa with a screened-in porch, bathroom and stall shower. Outside the house, you’ll find a two stall car port and a small fenced in courtyard with stair access to the upper deck. In addition there is an outdoor shower and picnic table for lunch with a view. We have also provided a GOLF CART for your personal use!

There are 3 bedrooms on the second floor, one of which is a luxurious master suite with king bed, soaking tub and walk-in shower with rain faucets. The other two bedrooms on this floor have queen beds and in-suite bathrooms. In the middle of the floor plan is a billiards room for enjoying a game of pool or for enjoying the views on the deck with screened in porch. A laundry room with washer and dryer complete the second floor.

On the third floor, you’ll find a cozy reading nook plus a central area for enjoying the views or hanging out. The upgraded chef’s kitchen as well as a dining area is on the third floor as well. You’ll find another deck for enjoying the spectacular views. One of the coolest rooms in the house is on the fourth floor. Modeled after a ship's watch is the 4th bedroom where there are two twin beds. Simply enjoy taking a nap, reading a book or looking out at the wonderful views from this unique room.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FIREPLACES HAVE BEEN DISABLED. This is for safety and liability purposes. Thank you for understanding.

The booking fee includes one (1) car pass for one (1) week. Additional car passes are $70 each and we do require a check to be mailed to us prior to your stay. If you are staying longer than one (1) week, there is an additional charge to be determined by the length of your stay.

Nearby Attractions: Restaurants within two miles of Harbor Island, Johnson Creek Tavern offers live entertainment on weekends, in and out dining, and The Shrimp Shack has been featured several times in Southern Living Magazine. Many waterfront dining choices in Beaufort, along with antique shops, carriage rides, parks, water parks, movie theaters and much more.

Hunting State Park with trails, biking, lighthouse tours, camping Fripp Island offers Golf on their two golf courses along the Ocean, Charleston is only 80 miles from Harbor, Savannah is only 60 miles away, and Hilton Head is about 45 miles away. Water activities include kayak rentals, ocean and marsh tours from Kayak Farm, ACE Basin ecological and dolphin tours, boat charters, horseback riding and much more.You can rent Kayaks and additional bikes from Barefoot Bubba's right outside the Island gate

Come and enjoy all that lowcountry has to offer in this beautiful private Island home

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Chris

Family, adventure and hard work sum up what we are about. We love to enjoy the simple pleasures in life and create great experiences for those around us. Sharing our new home gives us the ability to do all of those. We named the house after our daughter who has loved the water and beach since she was born. She joined us on this adventure to find this beautiful home and the name just seemed perfect

Chris purchased this house in 2017

Why Chris chose Saint Helena Island

We have traveled all over the world but instantly fell in love with the charming town of Beaufort and this quiet and private barrier island. When we first walked in the home we were blown away by the unique floor plan, tropical setting and incredible views of the ocean and marsh. We decided to plunge in with both feet and make this our special place that we could share with others.

What makes this house unique

The unique seclusion that Ocean Marsh on Harbor Island offers is incredibly hard to find. Most beach vacations are so crowded and wide open. Ocean Marsh creates the feeling of stepping into a tropical forest away from it all. Although the house is very secluded you are a 5 minute golf cart ride away from all the fun things that Harbor Island has to offer including the beaches and the pools. Come lose yourself at Baileys Ocean View


Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Golf cart drivers must be 16 years of age and guests assume all liability of any damage or injuries cause to persons or property while operating cart
  • Dogs must be on leash outside of home
  • For Instant Bookings : by clicking purchase you are agreeing to the attached rental agreement. Please download and review prior to purchasing
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master suite bath - toilet , tub , shower , Luxurious bath in master suite
    Orange bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom to tranquil blue bedroom
    French theme bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom to french themed bedroom
    First floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Bottom level bathroom
    Outdoor shower - shower , Enclosed outdoor shower
    Ships watch/fourth bed bath - toilet , shower , Bathroom at bottom of stairs to ships watch/fourth bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • French theme bedroom - 1 queen , Darling french themed bedroom with charming accents
    Blue bedroom - 1 queen , Light and airy blue bedroom with attached bath
    Master suite - 1 king , Luxurious master with spa bathroom
    Ships Watch bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Quaint ships watch bedroom with 2 twin beds
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Booking fee includes one (1) car pass for one (1) week. Additional car passes are $70 each and we require a check mailed to us before your stay. If you are staying longer than one (1) week, there will be an additional charge which is based on your length of stay.


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Luxury 4 BR Home in Gated Harbor Island with Amazing Panoramic Ocean/Marsh Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

House is gorgeous.....beautifully decorated, gorgeous view! I've been visiting Harbor Island and Fripp for 25 years. Best view I have ever had! Plenty of room, everything you need and very secure. Cannot wait to plan my next visit! Thank you Chris!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - best view in 25 years , that makes me so happy Linda. It was great to communicate with you all during the week. In addition, thank you for leaving the house in such great shape. Our house manager said you could barely tell anyone had stayed. Can't wait to host your group again in the future.
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

This Harbor Island home is absolutely lovely with every possible amenity one could want. Although an unprecedented snow arrived shortly after I did, the home was warm and toasty with a view that I would never get tired of. The home is secluded enough to be quiet and relaxing but close enough to restaurants, shopping, spas and gyms that s was the perfect combination for everyone who stays. Lastly- Chris was so easy to work with and he made sure everything was ready upon my arrival on the island. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious home with comfortable rooms throughout

  • 5 of 5

Chris & Kara’s home is outstanding- the view is exquisite and they have recreational equipment which makes any stay there truly special. We will definitely try to stay there again in season. Nice quiet location on a cul de sac - all this made for a truly memorable family Thanksgiving

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Way to Spend Fall Break

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Harbor Island and by far our most enjoyable. This was also our first stay on this side of the island. The views and the solitude made this the best trip yet. We spent more time outside on the many decks than we did inside this beautiful home. We enjoyed watching all of the animal life in the marsh as well as watching the tide creep in each day. The top floor kitchen, dining area, and living room all feature great views of the marsh and the ocean. We have stayed at VRBO homes for the last six years in different areas and this was our favorite home up to this point. The owners are very responsive and are great to deal with. You won't find much better than this.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Levi and Family Thank you so much for your kind words. It makes us so happy that your family created awesome memories at Bailey's Ocean View. Hopefully you left some of those famous crab cakes at the house :) See you next year Chris and Kara
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Heaven in the Lowcountry

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and welcoming. The perfect place to settle down after a long day at the beach or exploring all the nature that surrounds you. The back porch is the perfect place to take in the morning sunrise over the ocean, and possibly catch a glimpse of the bald eagles we saw flying 30 feet above our heads. Our entire family had a great time and we will definitely be back soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie and Don Thank you so much for the positive feedback on your stay. We were able to see the bald eagles on a recent visit too. Sitting on the deck and watching all the wildlife coming and going is one of the most relaxing things for us. Please visit us again and enjoy the rest of the year. Chris
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Maryland (DC Suburbs)

This property has a stunning view - couple that with a beautiful house & you have a great vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a perfect weeklong stay. The house is beautiful and spacious. Even on the days it POURED FOR HOURS there was internet, a stocked library and a fabulous ping pong table to entertain our kids. The resort area is quiet and non- commercial. The beach area is an easy golf cart ride away, perfect for birders and those that like to walk forever at low tide. No wave riding here though but down the road at the state park we found waves to suit our teenagers. Don't miss Hunting Island State Park. Websites and brochures don't do it justice. Beaufort is a cute town with cute shops. We also took an hour drive to Savannah GA. Absolutely worth the day trip with beautiful buildings and trees - along with amazing history. Stop scrolling through the listings - this house will suit you and your kids or friends! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Margot and Family - we are so happy that you all had a fabulous vacation. The tips you give in your review are spot on. There are so many great little trips you can do or just plain enjoy the space. Thanks again for staying with us and see you all next year
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Nearest Beach
Harbor Island Private Beach

Harbor Island is a private and secluded island that is much smaller then the other barrier islands near Beaufort. For those that want to get away from it all but still have fabulous amenities, this is the place. You have everything you need right on the island or close by without the crowds of the other nearby islands




Additional information about rental rates

Gate Fee (per car) $70
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.