House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
Gordon and Karen Barber
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 Hilton Head Island
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.
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Great Beach House
We all loved this beach house. Great location, close to beach and had a swimming pool. The house itself was perfect.
A Great House for our Multigenerational Vacation
This house was perfect for our group of 8 adults and a 3 and 5 year old. The short walk to the beach made it easy to go back and forth from house to beach throughout the day. There was plenty of seating outside by the pool and inside for meals and lounging. The kitchen was well stocked and the beds were comfortable . We enjoyed using the bikes and the kids liked the pool toys and toys in the house. The location of the house in Palmetto Dunes provided easy access to grocery stores, restaurants, and activities. We had a wonderful time!
A wonderful week at a wonderful home. Beautiful, clean, and a nice layout. Our family enjoyed being here thoroughly. Short walk to the beach and easy access to all of Hilton Head.
Perfect in Every Way!
This property and its amenities were perfect for our group of 8 ladies. Everyone had a bedroom and the kitchen was spacious with state-of-the-art appliances and many speciality items including a free-standing ice maker! We especially thought that, even with 2 full-baths on the main floor & another upstairs, the 1/2 bath on main floor was a nice touch. Folks rooming upstairs were not having to constantly run and down the stairs. The owner was immediately responsive throughout the booking process. In fact, we are hoping to book it again for next year! The deck is spacious with plenty of seating and there is even a screened side porch. Loved the "party lights" which we turned on in the evening while on the deck. The pool is a perfect size for private use and the spa is attached to the pool. Plenty of pool accessories, if you didn't bring your own. Beach accessories, also. Access to the beach is an easy 2 minute walk and the beach is large and beautiful. We never felt crowded into other beach-goers. The house is large and the dinning room has more than enough table seating for 8 - 12+. We enjoyed this property so very much and look forward to hopefully returning next year. The restaurants on HHI are simply amazing! We ate 4 main meals and 1 brunch out and every one was outstanding! We found the Island to be very welcoming and we enjoyed our stay tremendously. The owners respond quickly and expressed their appreciation for us choosing their property for our ladies beach getaway!
It was a terrific vacation for our family. The house is beautiful; it's stocked with everything you can imagine and the owners equaling excellent and very responsive. My one and only criticism, the deck needs some loving... Other than that, you will not be disappointed!
Great place! So close to everything!
Had a great time with family!
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.