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Magical Oceanfront Dream Home - Sleeps 12 to 16 - Steps to the beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12 in beds and up to 16) Oceanfront views

This gorgeous Oceanfront home is located in North Forest Beach and is Southern living at its finest. This comfortable beach home is all about the views! Just steps to the beach, Yellowdog by the Sea is perfect for families, friends, reunions, executive retreats, and oceanfront vacations and intimate weddings. Easy walk to Coligy Plaza for shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

This beautiful oceanfront home offers a 1000 square foot Great Room with soaring ceilings, striking crown moldings, and a huge Marble Fireplace. Almost every room has dazzling Atlantic Ocean views. The oceanfront Azure Blue pool is surrounded by decking and is located between the house and the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean views from the 6 person spa tub.

Both the open kitchen and dining areas have vast ocean views. The dining area seats 14 and displays a grand chandelier, stunning antique table, handsome marble counters and hardwood floors. The kitchen appliances include a NEW 6 Burner professional gas/electric range with a stainless steel designer hood, an Advantium Microwave/Convection oven, coffee pot, a refrigerator with through door water/ice dispenser, a super silent LG dishwasher and a travertine tiled bar with prep sink that seats six or more. Plenty of dinnerware, cookware, utensils and serving pieces. Large outdoor built-in grill with additional burner for great outdoor entertaining.

A wooden walkway leads from Yellowdogs lawn, over the dunes to the beach. Watch the dolphin from the comfort of your downstairs master bedroom. All remaining bedrooms are upstairs with 2 King Suites facing the ocean with French doors and balcony.

This home has a large oceanfront yard that is perfect for relaxing in the sun, entertaining, family get together's and weddings. One of the only locations perfect for a beach wedding and poolside reception.

TV's in every room, some WiFi enabled with Netflix capability. Free internet throughout the house. All linens and towels provided. Beach towels provided.

No additional charge for cleaning upon departure.

Keywords: Hilton Head Oceanfront Vacation House, beach house, oceanfront vacation rental, Forest Beach oceanfront, beachfront, waterfront holiday home, luxury homes for rent, private rentals, beach weddings, sea, dolphin, heated pool, spa

More Details

Andre and Joann Cilliers
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Andre and Joann Cilliers

Privately owned by Andre and Joann Cilliers. Andre has lived on Hilton Head since 1995.

Andre and Joann Cilliers purchased this house in 2000

Why Andre and Joann Cilliers chose Island Areas

Living on Hilton Head since 1995 I had a chance to very closely consider which oceanfront community to invest. When Yellowdog #1, a gorgeous North Forest Beach, 3rd row, 5 bedroom 4.5 bathroom home, renovated in 1998 thru 1999 sold,

I was in a position to finally buy an oceanfront property. I chose a 3 bed 2 bath beach cottage at 27 Dune Lane as the location for 'Yellowdog by the Sea', i.e., Yellowdog #2. The cottage was rebuilt in 2001 and emerged as a gorgeous 6 bed 6 bath dream oceanfront home. The house was updated and revived in 2012 with a new roof, new siding, a new deck, a new hot tub, a gorgeous new outdoor grill, refinished hardwood floors and completely repainted.

Dune Lane, in North Forest Beach is one of the best oceanfront streets on Hilton Head Island and the homes between Dove Street and Heron Street are particularly sought after because of the close proximity to Coligny Plaza. Most of the homes are set up high, offering wonderful wide ocean views and the homes are 50 feet or less from the white sandy beach, that I love so much.

What makes this house unique

The best view of the beach, offered by any oceanfront home on Hilton Head Island. Not our words, just check with our past guests, many of whom have stayed at a number of oceanfront homes, up and down the beach. The wide, unobstructed view is there, from the moment you walk through the front door and from almost every room in the house.

Double glass French doors open onto private oceanfront decks from 3 of the 4 King suites. Excellent location for weddings.

Blond hardwood floors throughout the 1st floor, the stairs and the upstairs open hallway complimented by white slipcovered oversized sofas, arm chairs and chaise lounges, creating an enviornment of casual elegance.

Azure blue oceanfront heated pool set in enormous sunning deck.

Garden with large grassed area, perfect for playing ball, horse shoes, kite flying and night time star gazing, while lying on your back.

Walking distance to Coligny Plaza, where you can find anything that you may need for your vacation, plus much more.

Private wooden walkway leading from private garden to beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Andre, Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful 4 days we spent at your beautiful home. It really couldn't have gone better! The weather and accomodations were perfect. Many of the couples enjoyed walking to the plaza on several occasions. It was really great and Brian was so surprised. We certainly had every room full as 5 other couples joined us. We loved strolling the beach every morning and loved seeing all of the dolphins. Our vacation was perfect!!! Thanks again for everything. Tracey
May 2010
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North Forest Beach 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: 16
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Luxurious spa tub with large walk in closet seperate shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom with twin room. Seperate entrance from hall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Downstairs powder room
  • Tiled bathrooms with showers.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor Master Suite with ocenafront deck and french door
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs wth oceanfront balcony and french doors
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs oceanfront suite with private balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upstairs King Suite with street view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen Suite with street view
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs 2 Twins with shared bathroom to Bedroom 2
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (1) One beautiful Queen 4 Poster Bed. Twin or Single Beds (2) Two pretty 'Uwharrie Design' Twin Beds. Additional sleeping accommodation on 2 queen size AERO inflatable beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Excellent venue for oceanfront weddings. Large deck area for entertaining and one of the largest lots on North Forest Beach. Close proximity to Coligny Plaza. Within walking distance to shopping, entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.


Enjoying a Lovely Evening & a Beautiful View on Hilton Head Island

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jan 21, 2009

Upon arrival at this luxury, beachfront home, I had no idea what was in store for me. The bright, airy ambiance lifted my spirits “beary” high and I couldn't keep my eyes off the sweeping ocean views from nearly every room in the house. In this day and age, many seek a place where they can find comfort & serenity, somewhere they can escape from it all and most importantly, somewhere to spend quality time with friends and family. While staying in this beautiful house, I was able to find all of this and more. Three of the six lovely bedrooms had private verandas where you could sit and watch the dolphins at play or take in a sunset or two. The two-story, open living area was an enjoyable place to interact, relax and enjoy the large dining area which seated up to 10. The main floor master suite had French doors, which opened to the deck, pool and never-ending ocean views. The jetted tub in the bath had shutters, which opened into the bedroom, allowing you to enjoy the views while taking a relaxing bubble bath. If you enjoy a good, home cooked meal, I found the kitchen very well- equipped with appliances. Plus, there was a lovely, wood patio table in the back, with plenty of additional seating on the large deck to enjoy a juicy steak or seafood on the grill… my favorite! During a hot summer day, the kids can play in the private, heated pool, while the adults lounge in one of several Adirondack chairs. The owner even provides several beach toys and towels for use during your stay. Rain or shine, the Yellowdog ByThe Sea home had a variety of nearby activities for the young and the young-at-heart to choose from. A walk down to the seashore to dip my "bear" feet in the water turned into a quest to find sand dollars peeking though the surface. Friendly, local people showed me the easiest way to find these beautiful treasures. A five minute walk north along the coast brought me to a small village atmosphere, boasting several fine and casual restaurants, gift and ice cream shops, and even a theater! A stroller for the little ones was available to make the beach walking a little easier and there were flashlights for adventurers who preferred to beach comb by moonlight. Oh, how I wished to linger and relax for just a few more days. To stretch out by the pool, enjoying a glass of sweet tea and savoring every moment of my vacation experience in the south! The VRBO Bear

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Spectacular property

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay at this North Forest Beach property!! Our families stayed with us for our beach wedding and reception. The house is very comfortable and the views of the beach are breathtaking. The property is ideal for hosting a wedding with a large lawn and deck for entertaining guests. We looked at many properties and this was a perfect fit for us!!

Walking distance to the shops and restaurants at Coligny.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andy for staying at our property. We are so happy to hear your wedding went just as you planned.
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While the location is a plus, the house is in need of some work and updating.

  • 3 of 5

We loved being on the beach but the house is in need of some attention!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark for staying with us. We are glad you loved the oceanfront location. Not much better than steps to the ocean. I appreciate your comment about needing some attention. It's difficult to attend to all the things a house like this needs during the summer season when it is so busy. We had a break in guests and were able to complete some of our routine care as well as a deep clean, repair some ceiling drywall where we had a water leak, freshen some paint, update the linens and master drapes, paint the outdoor handrails, re-arrange all the cabinets, replace most of the light bulbs with LED bulbs, install new cable routers and boxes plus a few other things. We do hope you still had a pleasant stay and will come again.
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Jupiter, FL

Excellent reunion house

  • 4 of 5

What a nice surprise when we walked in the door. The house was a perfect size for 12 women getting together for 3 nights. The pool and jacuzzi were very comfortable, but the best part was having our coffee every morning on the outside benches as the sun was coming up.

All the beds were very comfortable.

The only problem was that the first queen aero bed was deflated during the night, the second queen aero bed did not have batteries or an electrical plug, and the single air mattress required a pump which was unavailable.

I would definitely stay at this house again! How amazing to walk from the house directly out to the beach. You can't get better than that!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We are also sorry you had trouble with the AERO beds. When you come back and visit again know that we are on the island and you can send us a message for anything you need. The AERO beds have been replaced. Thank you again.
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We had a great time...beautiful home in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home...clean, attentive landlord, room for everyone...perfect for our family reunion.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte NC

Great Location/Non Working Stove/Broken Bed

  • 3 of 5

This property is in a great location and we were very happy upon arriving. Unfortunately the stove did not work and we were not able to prepare meals. Having small children made meal time very difficult with a non working stove top. We asked about the stove and received one small convection stove to use for the week. This helped a little but did not solve the problem. We were told that the stove would be repaired but this never happened. A bed in one of the upstairs bedrooms was broken. An email was sent to Andre, but we never heard back about the bed. We removed the mattress for sleeping. On our last day people were in and out of the house replacing the entire cooking unit without contacting us. This made our last day loud and uncomfortable with no naps for the little ones that were trying to sleep. Putting a new cooking unit in on the last day of our stay did not help us in any way and should have been put in after we left for the next guests. I contacted Andre on the last day of our stay. He agreed that we should have some reimbursement for the non working stove, broken bed, and inconvenience of having repairmen in and out of the house without warning. We did not receive our reimbursement and I contacted Andre again in a text. He apologized and said he would be sending it right away. That was over a month ago. I have tried to contact him again about receiving our reimbursement, but he has not responded. We would not stay at this property again. We are very disappointed that Andre did not follow through with what we were told verbally and in a text.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our property. I am happy to see you agree it is in a great location and you were happy at your arrival on Saturday. Unfortunately, some of the burners on the stovetop were not working properly and parts had already been ordered. I must say, your account does not reflect the efforts made by myself and paint a picture of unresponsiveness with a somewhat distorted timeline. On Monday, the replacement parts arrived and the technician came to fix the stovetop. At that time, it was decided the repair could not be made and the entire stovetop was then rendered unusable. We quickly took steps to remedy the problem and a tabletop burner was delivered to the house. Additional cooking facilities available to you also included, an outdoor grill as well as a convection oven and microwave. A complete new 6 burner unit was ordered at that time. We requested a different 4 burner range be delivered to the house as soon as possible. We went as far as having an electric outlet placed so you would have a stove for your use. I do apologize for it being done late in your stay and for the inconvenience on your last day. I thought I was providing a service to get it in so you would have it. I am also at the mercy of delivery and service people and could not control their schedule. We live on an island. I was told the you would be notified of arrival times from all service people. My apologies if they did not. The house keepers, as they always do make all of the beds, and report any problems to us. When you reported the twin bed as broken this was a surprise as the housekeepers had not reported a problem prior to your arrival. I have searched my email diligently but do not see an email where you reported the bed broken. I’m sorry for this oversight. However, our housekeeper did report the broken bed upon your departure and it was repaired that day. The repair man thought it might have been because it “had been jumped on”. As for your refund. Yes, we did agree and yes, I apologized for not sending it right away. I know it does not make any difference but, I have been in the process of moving myself and it has not been without it’s own set of complications, repairs, emails and text messages. I received your text message on Thursday. Thank you for the reminder. The check was written then and sent. I do hope you will change your mind about returning. I do pride myself on being very responsive to my guests. Kind regards, Andre
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Great Property and Great Beach!

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as advertised and in excellent shape. The location was superb as it was walking distance to cafes and shopping. The beach was very clean and beachgoers very polite. There were no issues at all.

The location of the house on the beach was great for privacy as the public access paths were next to the surrounding houses but not this one, which was buffered by those. The pool was clean, as well as the hot tub, and they were maintained every few days.

David and Joanne are gracious owners as well.

I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hilton Head or Hilton Head/Savannah International
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Within walking distance
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Within walking distance
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Beachfront location
Nearest Point of Interest
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Coligny Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
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Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.