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Enjoy marsh views from both front and back porches

Saint Helena Island, SC, USA
  • House2480 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

WELCOME! Our family would like to invite you to share our special "home away from home", Spartina, named for the lowcountry marsh grass that we love so much. Spartina sits in a quiet cul-de-sac with marsh vistas at the front and back. Our screened porch affords a view of the Harbor Island beach which is an easy 7 minute stroll to Boardwalk Access #1. You can also look across the creek to nearby (less than 2 miles) Hunting Island State Park. From either porch, watch amazing sunsets while the shore birds fly over, heading to one of the various rookeries on Harbor. The beautiful, private beach on Harbor is a short walk or bike ride away. The Nautical Watch swimming pool is across the street. Or go to the community Beach and Raquet Club with its pools, playground equipment, tennis courts, fitness rooms, chipping green and bike rentals. Fish and crab from the local dock. During the summer nesting season, sea turtles may be seen depositing their eggs or watch in amazement as the baby turtles emerge from their nests and head into the ocean. And for the birdwatchers among us, Harbor Island has been named one of the TOP birding locations in the state.

We suggest that you take a look at www.harborislandoa.com for useful information about fun special events, nature talks and group exercise programs on the island. You might also enjoy www.beaufortsc.org to learn more about visiting the Beaufort area. Lots to do! Lots to learn!

Our house has an open floor plan - the living room area (with flat screen TV) and kitchen are connected by the eat-at island counter top. Or serve meals in the dining room with table and chairs for eight. In addition, the screened porch has a dining table with chairs. Our house offers four big bedrooms - two with twin beds and two with a queen size bed in each. There are two full bathrooms and an outdoor shower. An extra-large 75 gallon water heater means no one runs out of hot water! Washer and dryer. Free WiFi. There is also a huge Bonus Room upstairs that has three sets of bunk beds and a TV that is set up for playing video games. A great kids' retreat (not so comfy for adults). The enclosed area under the house provides storage for your bikes and any beach or fishing equipment that you may bring along. And, there's a ping pong table! Also, for your use we provide lots of beach toys, beach chairs and a gas grill.

*** The Harbor Island Homeowners' Association requires that each guest's vehicle have a Car Pass based on the number of nights you are staying. We provide you with one free Pass. We will need to purchase any additional passes for you, so please let us know in advance of your rental. Passes are $11.00 per night and will be available at the Gate when you arrive. We find it works best to communicate the Pass arrangements by texting or email and will be in touch with you to get this set up. ***

We do not have a golf cart. The Harbor Island HOA doesn't allow renters to have a cart, nor do they allow the owners to rent one for you. A ridiculous rule, but they're pretty strict out there. There are a few parking spots at the closest beach boardwalk (#1) or we find it convenient to drive folks and gear over there, drop them off, and then return the car to the house and walk the few minutes back to #1 access.

Beaufort, with its historic homes, shops and restaurants is a quick 30 minute drive. Grocery stores and shops on Ladys Island can be reached in about 20 minutes. Basic food supplies and essentials, as well as several eateries can be found just beyond the gate at Harbor Island - a few minutes drive or bike ride away.

We hope that you will enjoy our family's beach home as much as we do!


Katherine Pringle

Member Since 2017
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Calendar last updated:
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    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Upstairs there is a finished atttic area with 3 sets of bunkbeds to sleep 6. This area is air conditioned but does not cool as well as downstairs since it is directly below the roof. Ceiling fan and additional fans provided.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • There is an outdoor shower with h/c water below the house.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Garage
                      Covered parking is available under the house. Additional parking on the driveway. No parking is allowed on the grass or along the streets on Harbor Island.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Parking on the driveway and underneath the house
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Pass-through to Dining Room and sit-at countertop at Living Area side of island.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Basic spices
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  The enclosed storage area under the house has a ping pong table.
                                • Games
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Large flat screen in Living Rm. DVD player. VHS player with movies. Small flat screen in blue Queen bedroom. TV with video equipment in upstairs Kids' room.
                                • Toys
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane gas grill is kept stored under the house and MUST be taken outside to use.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Courts are located next to the community pool


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Two pools: Private for Nautical Watch guests only across the street. Community pool just down the street for all on Harbor Island.


                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • shelling
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              5 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great Family Vacation Spot!

                                                              Rachel N.Rock Hill, SC

                                                              We enjoyed our time at the beach and loved the 'safe freedom' that staying in a gated community provided for our older children and teens. Besides the great family home where we spent time eating, relaxing, reading and playing games; we enjoyed the beach, the inter-coastal waterways, crabbing, fishing, birdwatching, and Hunting Island State Park. Would stay there again.

                                                              Great peaceful location

                                                              Ed P.Durham, NC

                                                              Loved the back porch view of marsh and state park and distant waves. Only gave this a 4 because the WiFi was not good and the appliances were older but Katherine told us she was updating those. Katherine is an amazing host and so easy to communicate with in multiple forms. Also, this location is only about 20 minutes from beautiful Beaufort. Great peaceful getaway.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Hi, Ed. Thanks for the nice review. I wasn’t aware of a problem with the WiFi and will check on that right away. The new microwave arrived the day before y’all did and there just wasn’t time to get an electrician scheduled at Thanksgiving. The new range arrives this week.

                                                              Beautiful views.

                                                              Beth P.United States of America / Morehead, KY

                                                              No surprises and everything was just as advertised and communicated.

                                                              We comfortably fit 10! Adorable place! Nice size kitchen! No complaints at all!

                                                              Lisa L.Statham,Ga

                                                              We completely enjoyed the setting on the marsh. Beautiful birds to see, beautiful sky, very nice sized screened in porch to enjoy the nights with no pesty insects. The pool is just a small walk away ,which was so convenient. There's an outdoor shower underneath the house where you park which was excellent when you get back from the beach salty and sandy! There's a short hose hooked up to the outdoor spicket which allowed us to hose off all of our sandy chairs and car mats, etc. The beach on Harbor Island is close, but a bit far to walk if you have a lot of things to carry, so I would recommend organizing the rental of a golf cart with the owner,if possible. Otherwise, everything was perfect! We had a blast... such a good time! The owner is the sweetest most gracious person!

                                                              Great all around house, would absolutely return next year

                                                              Katherine's house was perfectly suited for our group of young professionals. The kitchen, grill and dining room made for a perfect combination to cook and eat for our entire group while the screened in porch in the back provided a great place to sit outside and enjoy the weather. There was even a game room downstairs and the house is right across from the pool.


                                                              Saint Helena Island, SC, USA

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