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OCEANFRONT, Pet Friendly -& 6 Seater Golf Cart Included

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,501 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Find your Daufuskie Island Experience at JonBie Maison

- Please note that it is necessary to take a ferry to Daufuskie Island and the cost of boat and ground transportation is around $55 per person roundtrip, with discounts available for children 5 and under. (Parking fees may apply.) Let us help you with these details.

This premium cottage has just been remodeled and decorated; and has it all. Situated on the ocean-front row of Daufuskie’s beautiful Avenue of Oaks, JonBie Maison guests will look to the Atlantic Ocean beach from the screened-in front porch. The cottage has a wonderful location, and cottage guests will be just steps away from the pristine Melrose Beach.

The interior of the cottage is open and spacious living/dining/kitchen area that is great for family and friend time. The cottage includes Dish Satellite TV and flat screen TVs and DVD players in the living room and both bedrooms. WIFI is Free during your stay. The kitchen is fully equipped with service for 8 or more with full size stainless steel appliances, garbage disposal, dishwasher, and a stocked Coffee/Tea Bar, making meal preparation easy for you and your family throughout your stay - even Holidays! Meals can be enjoyed in the dining area or screened porch and each area seats up to 8 comfortably.

A laundry room with full size washer and dryer is also available to make island life more convenient and comfortable; and there is a high chair and pack and play for your infant and toddler needs.

A special golf cart is also included for your use during your stay at Jonbie Maison along with bicycles and paddle boards.

Information on transportation to and from the island along with getting groceries and activities will be provided with your rental. JonBie Maison is an owner vacation home and we’re happy to share our dream come true with you along with all that we know of beautiful, special Daufuskie Island.


We look forward to hosting you and sharing the Daufuskie Experience……

More Details

Tammy Jones
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Tammy Jones

Kurt and I have travelled and lived all over the United States, from Minnesota, Colorado, and Montana to Georgia and we currently reside in the NC Mountains. He as a utility contractor and me as community manager stay pretty busy, but we both find time to volunteer with Asheville Humane Society and SENC RESCUE - a group dedicated to rescuing Newfoundlands. Our family of three Newfies, 2 cats, and a goofy little terrier mix keeps us on our toes and we enjoying spending our free time with the furry family around the fire pit or exploring our beautiful mountains.

Tammy Jones purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Tammy Jones chose Melrose on the Beach

Years ago when we were living in Savannah, Ga we visited Daufuskie Island. It scored our hearts then and when we returned in 2015 to celebrate a big birthday we knew we wanted to make the island our second home. In 2017 we were blessed with the opportunity to make this little cottage our own and we couldn't be happier! The respite the island offers is priceless. To me, its where luxury meets wilderness and everyone should experience the Daufuskie Island mantra of "You're on island time now" :)

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage puts us directly on the ocean with a view of Hilton Head Island to the north and Tybee Island to the south; and the vast horizon in between. Being in the resort area of Melrose also means we get to meet and greet many of the guests to the island and make new friends every time we get to be there. A short cart ride and we can watch the sunset with our friends at Old Daufuskie Crab Company and return to home to ocean breeze and screen porch sittin'. It just doesn't get any better and we're truly excited to open our new home away from home to others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Best vacation ever! Thanks for having your bday party and inviting us to join you on Daufuskie Island. Amazing place and your new cottage is really beautiful. Well done and can't wait to be come back.
Aug 2017
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Melrose on the Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1501 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Daufuskie Island information:


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OCEANFRONT, Pet Friendly -& 6 Seater Golf Cart Included
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Excellent!! Every need was met. Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Valentines Day/33 wedding anniversary getaway here. Couldn’t have asked for anything better! The owners even left us an anniversary gift which was so thoughtful.The cottage is beautiful and every little need is taken care of. It is beautifully decorated and the back porch is so comfy. The bedrooms are also very comfy. The golf cart is super nice too. I can’t say enough about Daufuskie Island. I adore this place and all the people there. Didn’t meet one grumpy person. Everyone is friendly and very helpful. A great take it easy, go with the flow, enjoy Island time!! Thank you Tammy and Kurt for sharing your property with us. We will be back in the fall.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're so welcome! It's great to meet future islander neighbors. The island is coming alive and thriving and we're looking forward to an action packed summer. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day and we hope you'll stay with us again in the fall. Tammy&Kurt
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Charming and relaxing! The perfect place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. The owners of this home have thought of nearly everything. The home was comfortable and inviting. It looked too good to be that comfortable! There was coffee, wine, travel size everything that we had forgotten. This is the perfect amount of space for two couples or a family. We had a dog on our trip and they had everything we needed. We only needed to bring the dog and his food. The back porch is screened in and wonderful for reading and relaxing. You can hear the crashing of the waves and nothing else. The beach was tranquil and private. We felt like we could truly disconnect here. The local community was fantastic and welcoming. We enjoyed every second and wished we had booked a longer trip. You will not be the least bit disappointed by coming here. We are already planning a trip back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Visit To Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to JonBie Maison / Daufuskie Island and it was truly paradise. We brought most of our meals with us as there are only a couple restaurants on the island...some may say "why cook while on vacation?" but once you realize that you are looking at the beautiful beach/water as you are cooking who minds? Certainly not us. We did enjoy lunch out at Lucy Bells and lunch at the Daufuskie Crab Company Restaurant. Touring around on the island on golf cart is so much fun. We had a wonderful tour guide, Mackenzie give us an amazing tour of the island...even though we'd been before it was nice to hear the stories behind so many landmarks on the island...the two light houses, the beautiful old church, the Daufuskie Cat Sanctuary, eagle nests, etc...... I love photography and seeing so much nature to photograph was true paradise....from the dolphins swimming just off shore, to the many deer you see along your golf cart rides, to the eagles sitting in the trees watching all to the snowy egrets nesty. Just lovely!!! Highly recommend. The JonBie cottage is clean, beautiful decorated and comes with all you will need...just bring your groceries with on the ferry and you will be set.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Off season at the beach is spectacular and visiting Daufuskie Island is always like a visit with dear friends. Good things are happening in beautiful Melrose Resort and the future looks very bright. The JonBie Cottage always delivers - every need is met. Five star comfort and five star experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes! The future does appear bright!!
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This is a "want for nothing" property! Beautiful, Functional, Cozy, Spacious!

  • 5 of 5

The minute we walked in the door, we felt "at home"! This property is in excellent shape and has everything and more that you could ever need. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen, living area and dining area is functional, cozy and well stocked. The back porch is screened in and is also very spacious. Since I was the early bird in our group, I especially enjoyed sitting by the cozy fireplace while drinking my coffee and reading my book. (which happened to be one of Sallie Anne's cookbooks! - Sallie Anne is a sixth generation local gal who has published a couple cookbooks that showcase the local fare) The view from the living area out to the beach is gorgeous! I loved looking through the tall pine trees to watch the sun rise! The proprietors of this property have done an excellent job creating a positive space for their guest to relax and play. You will want for nothing!

I spent the weekend here with friends for my 50th birthday! It was a great choice and I highly recommend it. The house, the land, the local hot spots - all of which made my birthday special and memorable!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deb for choosing Daufuskie and JonBie as your Birthday bash spot and we are so happy to hear all the details. Looking forward to having you guys as guests in the future and sampling those recipes you're going to try out. :)
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Property and all in it were spectacular.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was impeccable, comfortable and just fantastic. We had the nicest, most relaxing and fun weekend with our friends and our doggies. Will definitely book another stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Daufuskie Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
Melrose Beach
Car: not necessary

Land Transportation Reservations

Whether you are just spending the day or staying a week, you will need land transportation. Here are some options:

Island Carts – 843-505-3937 Provides transportation between dock and JonBie Maison (recommended)

Tour Daufuskie – 843-842-9449

Freeport Marina– 843-342-8687

Sports Addiction Bicycles Rentals –  843-815-8281.

Provides transportation between your rental and the dock


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

A licensed driver is required for cart use. All pets must be listed with rental agreement.

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.