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Enjoy awesome ocean views from this open, beach themed house just steps to ocean

Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

This ocean view beach house sleeps ten, a few steps to toes in the water!

This second row beach house (not villa!), located in the Melrose plantation on quiet, secluded Daufuskie Island (accessible by ferry or water taxi only)combines all the amenities of home with the best of a beach vacation. This recently updated beach house flows with an open floor plan and provides multiple ocean views from the windows and both the upper and lower decks. 2100 square feet interior living space plus over 500 square feet of deck space for entertaining. Two bedrooms contain king sized beds, one bedroom contains two twin beds and the final bedroom has a queen sized bed. Two additional twin beds are available for set up (yes, they are real beds). The kitchen contains all major appliances with a bonus second beverage refrigerator, and provides plenty of dining space for families to eat in and enjoy the ocean view. You can actually watch dolphins as your cook. Washer and dryer are located just off the kitchen for laundry convenience. Wi-Fi is available, along with three televisions and a DVD/Blue Ray player. The covered upper deck provides amazing views down the golf course and out to the ocean. The partially covered lower deck provides seating for relaxing and for eating while enjoying the ocean views. A charcoal grill is provided for cooking out.

Pets are welcome, a $200.00 pet deposit applies. Pets mus be current with their flee and tick protection and be house trained.

Relax, swim and play on the uncrowded beach which is literally less than one minute from your front door. Great dolphin watching, shelling and sea turtle nest watching on the Atlantic Ocean beach. Six beach chairs are provided.

Daufuskie Island boasts an amazing diversity of wildlife, it is a great island for land and sea bird watching, including our famous bald eagles, great horned owls, endangered wood storks and egret rookery. More than sixty species of birds make their home here. Other species to watch for include gators, white tail deer, and the super cute southern fox squirrels with their black and white faces. Dedicated breeders are also working to bring back the endangered Marsh Tacky horse on the island, with two foals born this past year.

Daufuskie Island is accessible by private boat or ferry. Residents and vacationers alike report feeling their stress slip away as they watch the dolphins and sea birds on the ride from the mainland. On Daufuskie, the uncrowded roads are great for golf cart site seeing, walking, running and bike riding. Most residents on the island use golf carts as their mode of transportation and Melrose plantation prohibits use of passenger cars and trucks, so a golf cart is a must. Hilton Head Island is easily accessible via the county ferry for a day of site seeing, golfing, water sports and shopping, but don't forget to visit the artisans and unique shop keepers that make their homes on the island. The county ferry offers a discounted day trip rate, the Island Hopper rate, from Daufuskie to Hilton Head

Sporting opportunities on Daufuskie include: ocean swimming, guided water sports with Tour Daufuskie, surf and dock fishing, crabbing, biking, golfing, and equestrian activities. Crabbing and fishing charters will pick you up at the county dock for a day of intercostal or ocean fishing. The county ferry will transport your bike to the island at no charge. Arrangements can also be made for golf and tennis at one of the numerous facilities on Hilton Head.

Important Considerations for a Daufuskie Vacation: You will need to bring your major groceries with you (no charge on the county ferry). There are several unique restaurants and two general stores that stock some necessities and adult beverages. There is no bridge, you will need to access the island by ferry or private boat charter. If you choose Daufuskie Island Ferry (county ferry contractors), a reasonable amount of luggage, groceries and sporting equipment travels with you at no additional charge. You will also need ground transport from the dock to your home, there are contractors who specialize in this service. As noted above, you will also need to rent a golf cart for transportation on the island, as the attractions on the island are located throughout the island. Our on island transportation specialist will work with you, once you book with us, to help you find affordable and reliable transportation for your visit. You can expect to pay $35.00 per round trip for a ferry ticket (luggage inclusive) and $20.00 per person ($10.00 per child) for ground transport. Golf carts range in price by size of cart and number of days reserved.


Randy and Susan Wolf

Member Since 2012
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
Why Randy and Susan Wolf chose Daufuskie Island

Our family has traveled to the Hilton Head area for over thirty years. We love the natural beauty of the area, the ocean, the many activities available and the convenience to interesting cities like Savanna, Beaufort and Charleston. After spending twenty years as home owners on Hilton Head, we were ready for a quieter, gentler version of Hilton Head. Daufuskie is both quiet and wild with natural beauty. It really is a place to get away from it all and our home is located where the beach and the woods meet. Listening to the ocean as you fall asleep is pretty amazing too.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • First Floor Twin
        2 twin/ single
      • 2nd Floor Queen
        1 queen, Ocean and island views
      • First Floor Master
        1 king, Doors to Deck, ocean and golf view, full bath, television
      • 2nd Floor Master
        1 king, Private porch with golf and ocean views, television
      • All bedrooms with coastal life decor. Master bedrooms are spacious and will accommodate crib or child's bed.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • First Floor Master
        toilet, shower, Large shower with seating bench easy step in
      • First Floor Full Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Bathroom located across from Twin bedroom
      • Upstairs shared bath
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Golf Course View
          • Ocean View
            2nd row, but ocean view from most of house.
          • Water View
            Lagoon directly off back deck.


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        Comfortable seating area with fireplace and large screen smart television. Views of golf course and ocean across to Hilton Head
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Updated appliances and full functionality. Laundry located just off the kitchen. Views of Atlantic ocean from kitchen window
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            Full size refrigerator and smaller beverage refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster
                            Toaster oven with convection function will accommodate casseroles and pizza.


                              • Dining
                                Two dining areas
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 16 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Blue Ray/DVD player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Direct TV
                                  • Television
                                    Two of three televisions are "Smart".


                                      • Boat
                                        Boat rentals and fishing charters available
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Two decks with great views and furniture
                                      • Golf
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Outdoor water sports available through Tour Daufuskie
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • churches
                                              • marina
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • massage therapist

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Catering available. Six deck chairs for beach use.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                2 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                We loved our stay!

                                                                Desiree P.

                                                                Daufuski Island is the perfect place for a quiet getaway. It is relaxing and beautiful. The pink house is a great property, with open spaces, lots of windows and amazing ocean views, only a few steps from the beach. We were a party of 10 and were comfortable. The house was very clean and everything in excellent conditions. The kitchen was fully equipped. We rented golf carts, which allowed us to drive around and discover what the island had to offer and more. This stay exceeded our expectations. Five stars!!!!!!

                                                                great views and great house

                                                                Debra B.

                                                                Enjoyed the house and walking on the beach, perfect number of rooms for a group.


                                                                Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

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