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Ocean&Marsh Views! 5BR/5BA, Golf Cart,Wi-Fi! Read Our Reviews!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12 max)

Thanks to our first-time guests and 'regulars' who have enabled us to 'sell out the Summer' EVERY summer since we built the house in 2007! Apparently, the April 2010 edition of SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE agrees with you as it named Harbor Island the 'Best Secret Beach for Families' this year! Come make memories with your family and friends at one of Harbor Island's newest beach homes! This 5 bedroom, 5 full bath home with Two Master Bedrooms is perfect for large or multi-family vacations. Situated at the secluded North end of the island and across the street from the ocean, this marsh-front home offers you the best of both worlds: with views of the marsh and Harbor River from the rear decks and porches as well as oceanviews from the front porches. Whether relaxing in the spacious family room, napping under a fan on the screened-in porch, sunbathing on either of the two expansive decks, or reading on any of three covered porches, Sea Psalms offers all the creature comforts you need to enjoy your respite by the sea.

This home features hardwood floors in every room other than the utility room and bathrooms, which are tiled. Tastefully decorated in blues, greens, and tans, this home has stylish--yet comfortable--furniture, a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz counter-top, a dining room with table that seats 10, and adjacent bar that seats 2. A screened porch with table and chairs to seat 6, three televisions with DVD and/or video cassette capability, and books, puzzles, and board games for your enjoyment.

On Harbor Island, you can do as much or as little as you please. Island amenities include an Olympic-sized pool, baby pool, playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball court, weight room and cardio fitness room. If shopping is your choice, you are just 18 miles away from the charming and quaint antique and specialty shops of historic Beaufort and Port Royal and 45 miles away from the Tanger Outlets at Hilton Head. If doing nothing is your flavor, then all you'll have to do is choose which of the porches or decks you like and then choose between gazing at playful dolphins or meandering shrimp boats in the ocean or migratory birds and stunning sunsets over the marsh. We know you will enjoy Sea Psalms for the quintessential beach vacation.

Golf Cart Included: 3 night minimum off-season, 7 night minimum summer.

***WINTER RENTALS AVAILABLE****Contact us for very competitive rates in Fall and Winter!!!!

Keywords: Ocean & Marsh view beach House with Golf Cart

More Details

Owner
Keith Huggins
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Keith Huggins

We are a very active family of five! Our three daughters keep us on the move and enjoying life.....we have been blessed, indeed.

Keith Huggins purchased this house in 2006

Why Keith Huggins chose Saint Helena Island

We grew up on the South Carolina coast and are life-long South Carolinians. We had driven 'by' Harbor Island several times going to Fripp Island, but never noticed Harbor because it was a private island and you couldn't get on the island unless you were a homeowner or guest of one. A friend purchased a place there and we rented from him in 2004 and loved the solitude of the beach, quaintness of the island and all the wildlife. On our second day of vacation, we were looking at property and bought our property later that year. We took a year to design the house for multiple families and settled on a 5 BR - 5 BA home that was completed in the summer of '06. Since that time, we have sold out each summer and are delighted to call many of them 'repeat guests'!

Recently, we read in the April '10 edition of Southern Living Magazine that they had selected Harbor Island as the 'Best Secret Beach for Families' saying 'Harbor Island feels far away from it all, but not too fare from the amenities that make a good family trip'. The magazine goes on to describe Harbor as a '...Lowcountry isle is a quiet place, with 3 miles of secluded beach visited mostly by pelicans, herons, and horseshoe crabs. Each day here begins with a sunrise that turns the Atlantic into a pink sea framed by golden marsh grasses.' It looks like we have been 'found out'! Hope you can come and enjoy some of our unspoiled beauty as our guests.

What makes this house unique

We love the positioning of our house...you can stand in the kitchen and see the marsh out of the back windows and the ocean out of the front windows. You can actually see Editsto while standing in our kitchen. We love our proximity to the beach (right across the street) and the quietness of the West End of the island. There are only 4 rental houses north of us, so the beaches are always VERY quiet...you feel like you have the place to yourself every day! We love the wildlife all over the island, watching the dolphins dance and watching the shrimp boats ease by.....very peaceful.

Amenities

Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Private outdoor shower under the house
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , has covered porch off BR with ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , has covered porch off bedroom with ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This master suite has great ocean views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , This master suite has a private deck overlooking river
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , The perfect place for kiddo's
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play, Bunk Beds (1) 'Kid's Room' features 2 bunk bed sets (four beds total)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside shower, beach chairs, beach toys, skim boards, spacious covered play area for children underneath the house for when it rains. Bike Rentals at the Beach Club by the pool. To watch the sunset over the marsh, enjoy what is probably the largest deck on the island. Golf cart is included in rent (ages 16 & up only)

Reviews

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Ocean&Marsh Views! 5BR/5BA, Golf Cart,Wi-Fi! Read Our Reviews!
average rating of 4.955056 based on 89 reviews
5

This house is a home. A relaxing family retreat. There was something to do for everyone.

  • 5 of 5

Keith and Laura’s house is a wonderfully comfortable and beautiful home. It is perfectly nestled on Harbor Island for ocean and marsh views and experience. Wildlife provided hours of enjoyment, searching, watching -Dolphins, blue crabs, Pelicans, birds galore, alligators, turtles, sea shell life,..

Long walks on the beach so therapeutic and rejuvenating!

The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and the Weber grill was a delight as we thoroughly enjoyed fine tuning our charcoal grilling techniques.

Our teenagers loved the many sunbathing spots - the pool, beach and upper deck.

The golf cart and rental bikes offered hours of pleasure for Pokémon go hunting as well.

Hunting Island is only a few miles down the road, so we also enjoyed the lighthouse and explored the beautiful beaches. The waves are perfect too!

So for my husband and I, sleeping with windows open to enjoy the sea breeze, watching our kids smile for hours and enjoy their surroundings, meals together and chatter about who had the best find for the day....inspirational time to talk about and plan for the future. Priceless memories!!!

Thank you Keith for giving of your time to talk through details prior to our visit and for the check-ins. We hated to leave and can’t wait to return again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being our guests, Deb! We absolutely look forward to your return!
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4

Property owners do a good job of maintaining a quality rental.

  • 4 of 5

Over abundance of mosquitos- a commercial spraying would be helpful.

The house accommodated three families with no problems.

We have stayed in this house three or four times and find it enjoyable.

D.Sloan

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great family week at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week, in spite of the rain! The whole family loves returning to the same house each summer - truly makes it feel like home! Everything went beautifully and the kids really enjoyed the new TV. Hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

This property can't adequately be described in mere words! The house, amenities, attractions and leisure activities are wonderful! The host is more than helpful.

Beach toys, bicycles, golf cart, books, exercise room, pool, ocean, alligators and more! The VRBO description is right on. Our group enjoyed every minute of this family vacation.

Having said that, I have hesitated to write this review because I hate for the area to become overrun with visitors! This was out first trip to SC and won't be our last. So much more fun than those over-crowded FL beaches and resorts! A couple of little "dives" with great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Even the teenage grandchildren loved it!

Thanks to the Huggins family for sharing this gem with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and fantastic area!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, great location. We have stayed in a lot of homes for vacation and none compare to this one. The kitchen had more cookware, dishware than any place we have ever stayed. Lots of cultery, sharp knives, mixing bowls. Even a large pitcher for making iced tea every day. These are things other places normally dont have. Lots of beach towels, a huge plus. Bikes to use. Lots of beach chairs, a nice charcoal grill. The decks are fabulous! We ate dinner in the screened in deck every night. The mattesses were very comfy, an added bonus! The views from both the front and back decks were astounding! The community pool was large and clean. We utilized the community excercise room and while not expansive, it allowed us a good workout. We utilized the community pickleball equip and had a blast playing that for the first time. The hosts are exceptionally responsive and helpful. I highly recommend this property. There isnt a thing i can suggest they do differently

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and well laid out house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Sea Psalms. The location and views are fantastic. The golf cart was an added bonus and we loved scooting to and from the pool on it.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Johnson Creek Tavern (JCT's)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Fripp Island
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Johnson Creek Tavern
Car: recommended

Hunting Island State Park, Shopping in Downtown Historic Beaufort, Guided fishing with Orvis certified instructors.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

add'l weekly car pass $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400

This is a private home rented exclusively by the owners. No intermediaries are involved. Please call/email us with what you are looking for and we will work with any reasonable offer. We are generally more flexible during off-peak times and also consider size of group. Less "stress" on the house may certainly equal "lower rates".

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.

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