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2 Min Walk to Beach, PD, Heated Pool & SPA, Bikes, Kayaks, Walk to Golf & Tennis

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,542 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Perfect vacation location! Two minute walk to tennis and pickleball courts, restaurants and golf on award winning Palmetto Dunes Plantation. Back yard paradise with 30' heated pool with spa, golf putting green, deck, screened porch and second level sun deck. Spacious interior with 5 bedrooms decorated in gracious Southern charm. Loads of extras including 7 bikes, 2 kayaks, large Weber grill, hammock, lots of beach chairs and pool toys.

Sunny vaulted family room with 55' flat screen smart TV. Huge, well equipped 20' kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The dining room seats 6 with an adjoining breakfast room seating 6. The bedrooms include Charleston Summerville master suite with a king bed and private bath with furniture quality granite double sink. The Augusta Room has a queen bed and shares a Jack and Jill bath with granite double sink with the Nautical Room which has 2 twin beds. Completing the downstairs is a half bath with granite sink convenient o the pool area and a sitting area with a hand painted Charleston mural. Upstairs is the Hemingway Room with a queen bed and private access to the sundeck overlooking the pool. This room also has a charming sleeping nook with toddler bed. The fifth bedroom is the Lighthouse Keepers Cottage featuring twin beds. Completing the upstairs is a full bath.

We are third row ocean so a nice short 2 minute walk across a wooded lot from the pool area brings you to the beachfront homes and private beach. For outdoor relaxing you'll find 3 dining areas - an umbrella table for 6, elevated bar table for 4 and child's picnic table for 4. For sun worshipers there are 6 poolside chaise lounging chairs and 2 chaise lounges on the second level sundeck. Adding to the fun is a synthetic professional grade putting green, lighthouse corn hole game, rope hammock and box full of pool and beach toys. Outdoor shower, adult 2 person kayak, youth single person kayak and 4 adult bikes + 3 small children's bikes for exploring the island. For your indoor entertainment we have 7 TVs, DVDs, VCRs, toy chest full of fun toys, games and books.

Pool and or spa can he heated for an additional fee. These are 'Owner Direct' rates!

Only 100 yards to the beach!

More Details

Owner
Gordon and Karen Barber
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Gordon and Karen Barber

Gordon and Karen Barber live in Alpharetta, Georgia just outside Atlanta. They met at the University of Maryland where Karen was an undergraduate and Gordon after serving as a US Army officer was a graduate student. Gordon is a 1970 graduate of The Citadel and a retired AVP with AT&T with 41 years service. He is originally from Hendersonville, NC. Karen graduated from USC in Columbia in 1975 and is an author and a contributing editor for Guideposts Magazine. She grew up in Accokeek, Maryland. They have three sons, Jeff, Chris and John, daughter-in-law Leah, daughter-in-law Bailey, grandson Reed and granddaughter Kendall all of whom live in the Atlanta area except John and Bailey who live in Baltimore. Jeff is a Duke under graduate and Duke MBA graduate, Chris USC in LA undergraduate and Emory MBA, John and Bailey UGA graduates and Leah a Ga Tech graduate.

Gordon and Karen Barber purchased this house in 2002

Why Gordon and Karen Barber chose South Carolina

Our family vacationed in Hilton Head and rented homes in Palmetto Dunes for about 6 years before we purchased 18 Mooring Buoy. We found the area to be an ideal vacation spot for families especially with children and/or grandchildren. This location is private yet within walking distance to world class golf course, world class tennis facility and much more.

What makes this house unique

Location. Location. Location. We are a 2.5 minute walk to the beach, 2 minute walk to the PD tennis and pickleball court center, 3 minute walk to Trent Jones Golf Course and 3 minute walk to restaurants. The ocean, private pool and spa are magnets for all. We enjoy bike rides throughout Palmetto Dunes, boating on the lagoons, tennis, grilling outside and dining in our favorite restaurants. We provide bikes, kayaks, corn hole, putting green, screened porch, private sun deck, private heated pool, SPA and every kitchen utensil you can imagine.

Amenities

Hilton Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2542 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5 baths. 1st floor Master room private bath granite top furniture quality double sink. 1st floor Augusta/Nautical room Jack and Jill bath granite top furniture double sink area separate from toilet bath area. 1st floor half bath with granite top furniture quality sink convenient to pool. 2nd floor Hemmingway/Lighthouse share full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) Covered by custom hand painted canopy in Master Suite, Queen size Beds (2) Augusta room queen bed with custom hand painted canopy. Hemingway bedroom with wrought iron queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (4) Nautical downstairs room with 2 twins. Lighthouse upstairs room with 2 twins., Child Beds (1) Snug and charming bed located in Hemingway bedroom nook., Baby Cribs (1) Wooden porta crib can be placed in any room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double size sleeper sofa in family room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Professional grade synthetic golf putting green poolside with 3 holes, 7 Bikes, 2 person Kayak, High chair, Youth bed, Portable-crib, Child safety gates, Family board games, Ceiling fans in each bedroom plus family room and breakfast room, Rope hammock, Private enclosed outdoor shower with overhead and lower faucet for rinsing feet, 6 beach sand chairs, Vaulted ceiling in family room and breakfast room, desks in Charleston master bedroom and Augusta bedroom, loaded toy chest, granite top furniture quality sinks in Charleston master and hall baths, 3 bedrooms on first level and 2 on second level are ideal for two families, mature azaleas and camellias, stepping stone wooded path leads from pool to beach. Boogie boards and skimmer boards ready for use. Beach pull wagon and beach cart ready for hauling chairs and toys to beach.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
5

Great home and location!

  • 5 of 5

18 Mooring Buoy was a great choice for our family vacation. The location was excellent for walking and biking to the tennis center, golf, general store and several restaurants in the area.

Easy beach access also. We enjoyed using the pool every day with plenty of lounge chairs for everyone. The property owners have outfitted their home with "toys" for their younger and older guests. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and the open floor plan of the den and dining areas is very nice. We especially enjoyed having the screened porch for our 9 week old grandson! The property owners were great to work with and answered any questions we had promptly. Would definitely consider renting this property again for future visits to HH.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect vacation home on Hilton Head Island. Great location in Palmetto Dunes -- easy access to all

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at 18 Mooring Buoy! All enjoyed the location on the island. It was perfect. Would love to stay again in the future and will recommend the home to our friends!

Perfect location -- quick beach access, walking distance to golf, tennis, pickle ball, local dining options and the general store (Egg sandwiches before a morning bike ride on the bike paths & beach to an ice cream treat in the evening -- along with assorted other items as sunscreen).

Very comfortable home shared by four young adults (22 - 27 yr old) and two parents. The home is spacious and could easily handle additional guests. Proximity to golf/driving range, beach, Hilton Head sights, and private pool with spa provided activity options for all. Our week also included a quick drive to Savanna to tour the historic areas.

The owners were great to work with and responsive to requests for information. We did not experience any issues but felt if there had been the owners were 'only a phone call away'.

All in all our stay was a very relaxing vacation and a memorable time with our family. Highly recommend this vacation home!!! Enjoy . . . . . .

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable house and great location close to the beach and tennis

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this house with a group of ladies that play tennis together. We loved the house and the close proximity to the tennis courts. The owner was great to work with and was always available to answer any question. We're looking forward to a return visit next year. I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exellant Location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home with everything you could ask for a great vacation get away. Perfect for family and friends. The Palmetto Dunes area has plenty to do within walking distance or a short ride. The owners are extreamly easy to work with and very helpfull in making your stay very comfortable. I would highly recommend this well maintained very comfortable home for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, clean home located in Palmento Dunes area. It was the perfect stop for our golfing getaway. Just right for 6 adults. The owners are very helpful and polite. A pleasure to work with. Would absolutly recommend to stay here, no matter if it's with family or friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently celebrated my Wife's Birthday here. Kids, Grandkids all had a great week. The home is spacious, comfortable, and very inviting. I would recommend this home to anyone wishing to spend a week in Hilton Head. Gordon and Karen only add to the experience. They were extremely accommodating and made us feel right at home. It's a shame we can only give 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Mariott Hotel and Omni Hotel
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Daufuski Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
3 Championship 18 Hole Courses in Palmetto Dunes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
278
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Alexander's
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Hilton Head
Car: recommended

Palmetto Dunes has 3 miles of pristine private beach, 25 miles of bike paths; 11 mile lagoon system, 3 championship golf courses (Arthur Hills, George Fazio, Robert Trent Jones), world class clay court tennis center, gated community with 24 hour security, free Dunes Buggy shuttle service within resort and Shelter Cove. Over 25 golf courses located within 10 miles. World famous Heritage Golf classic on Sea Pines Plantation 5 miles away. Shelter Cove 15 acre marina within biking distance with deep sea fishing, sail and power boat rentals, sight seeing, dinner, nature and dolphin cruises, free live family entertainment nightly in summer, fireworks every Tuesday summer, two large outlet malls, wild life refuge, skate park, historic tours. One hour to historic Savannah famous for mansions, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Paula Dean restaurant, Founder of Girl Scouts, River Street shops, antiques, and Forrest Gump.

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Rates & Availability

Hilton Head Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
August Special 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
September Special
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$415
$2,900
 
 
September
Sep 19 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,100
 
 
Winter
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
 
Early March
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Spring Sports
Mar 17 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$450
$3,200
 
 
April 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
May
Apr 28 2018 - May 11 2018
14 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Late May
May 12 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,100
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,200
 

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