PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT NOTES PRIOR TO PROCEEDING TO PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
1) 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. We are happy to provide information about boat options and other information helpful for a Daufuskie trip.
The DAUFUSKIE BEACH OVERLOOK COTTAGE
We are pleased to offer this great new option for large family groups looking for an ocean-front option on Daufuskie Island! Situated on the Melrose Beach, the newly-listed Daufuskie Beach Overlook Cottage is represented by Daufuskie Rental Group, known for beautiful vacation homes and superior guest service.
The Daufuskie Beach Overlook Cottage is one of the few Daufuskie Melrose cottages that is NOT a duplex. A freestanding property with four bedrooms and four baths, the cottage provides a spacious living space designed with families in mind. It includes a number of seating/relaxing areas, three dining tables, sleeping accommodations for 12 people, and a large three-sided screened-in porch directly facing the Atlantic ocean and the beautiful Melrose beach. (Quite honestly, the cottage has the best beach view on Melrose Cottage Row.)
The cottage has all modern conveniences including a fully equipped kitchen, Direct TV cable service, free WIFI, washer/dryer, microwave, barbecue grill, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and much more. We have recently added a daybed and trundle twin bed and two new dining tables.
As mentioned, the cottage has one of the most desirable porches on the Melrose on the Beach cottage row! It is an extended porch 3-sided that has been upgraded to include a comfortable seating area for a family group and a 6 person dining table. And it looks directly onto the sandy Melrose beach and the Atlantic ocean! Short and simple, it's a WOW view. Everyone can gather in the morning to sip coffee and enjoy a spectacular beach sunrise.
There is also a second porch with comfortable chairs overlooking the Melrose Cottage Row side and providing another pleasant location for relaxing and reading.
As the new photos will show (keep checking back!), all the bedrooms have received new bedding, including coastal-motif quilted bedspreads, new pillows, and high quality mattress pads and pillow covers. There are also many other new touches, including coastal art work that enhance an already lovely vacation home.
The Daufuskie Rental Group team is dedicated to making your visit to Daufuskie a pleasant one, and we help with all aspects of your trip, including advice on the best boat service and activities on the island. We'll meet you upon your arrival and give you an overview of your property and the island so that you can hit the ground running. Of course, there are other benefits to renting this DRG property!
You will enjoy touring "the island that time forgot" on either a golf cart or bikes, which are both available for rental. And there's no better place for nice long walks!
The wildlife is abundant and breathtaking. The resort is the home of a Great White Egret rookery, where you will see hundreds of these graceful birds settle in for the night. A nest of American Bald Eagles can be seen now and then, and some lucky visitors can actually catch site of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.
You will want to spend time exploring the rest of this unique and special island. Accessible only by ferry, Daufuskie's isolation from the hustle and bustle of the mainland provides a one-of-its-kind experience for those looking to truly get away from it all. (See below under 'Owners Profile') for a more detailed description of the island.)
If you're looking for an old-fashioned beach vacation experience, this cottage will exceed your expectations. Expect this vacation home to book fast! Reserve the Daufuskie Beach Overlook Cottage for your family's vacation of a lifetime!
Note: The Melrose Resort is currently closed, although we believe that some facilities will soon be back up and running. In the meantime, we cannot guarantee any resort amenities including pool, golf, and restaurant.