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LAST MINUTE CANCELATION JUNE 4 Magnificent View--Fabulous Villa-Simply the Best

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)



Upscale...rennovated and redecorated in Spring 2012 with Italian tile flooring, granite countertops, many updates and redecorating. PLUS everything you need to make your vacation wonderful!! We even supply the beach bag, beach chairs and beach towels! Open floor plan (every room has a harbour view)...Free WiFi...Double jacuzzi tub under skylights. This villa offers an absolutely spectacular view of the harbour. Two master suites. You will have a 'one of a kind' vacation stay. This will be your best vacation ever! Read on to see why.....

THIS IS WHAT SETS US APART FROM OTHER RENTALS: This unit is our second home and has all the amenities you would expect to find if you were staying at the lovely home of a close family friend. Units managed by rental agencies seem inhospitable and uncomfortable. Our unit is privately managed because we want our family, friends, and guests to be completely comfortable and have the best vacation experience ever. We don’t strip our condo bare. We have beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, etc. In addition, units managed by rental agencies remove food of any sort (this even includes salt and pepper!) We offer essentials that allow you to immediately relax and get in vacation mode. It is stocked with some or all of the following: Soft drinks, snacks, salt, pepper, sugar, artificial sweetener, cereal, cooking oil, coffee, non-dairy creamer, etc.

My family has vacationed in Hilton Head for 20 years. After we discovered Harbourside and Shelter Cove, we NEVER stayed ocean front again! The Harbour has it all!! This villa is gorgeous and the open floor plan gives every room a spectacular view. Immediately when you open the front door you are 'up close and personal' with the water and beautiful yachts! Combine the view with this designer decorated, well appointed condo, and you will never want to leave!

There is so much to do at Shelter Cove Harbour! You can take a stroll along the harbor and look at all the beautiful yachts and boats. On the first level of the complex there are over 30 shops and restaurants. The Marina features Hilton Head Island's largest deep-water yacht basin. Every conceivable water sport may be enjoyed here, from deep-sea and inshore fishing charters to sport crabbing, sail and power boat rentals, sightseeing and nature excursions and dinner cruises. Shelter Cove is the center of evening activities. Harbourfest is held from April until the end of August and has exhibits, vendors, entertainment, and loads of fun for the entire family. Shannon Tanner is an island tradition and has been performing at Shelter Cove for almost 20 years and has two shows nightly. The theater and the islands only indoor shopping mall are only steps away! The beach is less than a mile away--an easy walk or bike ride. Or, since Harbourside is a part of Palmetto Dunes (the premier resort on the island) take advantage of Palmetto Dunes free transportation, the Dunes Buggy, an air conditioned van which will pick you up at your door and deliver you to the beach, mall, or any Palmetto Dunes properties FREE of charge. When you are ready to return, simply give the shuttle a call.

Beach access is at either of Palmetto Dunes two beach houses. Stroll along three miles of uncrowded beach. Enjoy Hilton Head Canoeing or kayaking on 11 miles of winding lagoons teeming with wildlife. Rent a bike and cruise over miles of paved bike paths or enjoy a little beach cycling along the shore. Or simply relax and soak up the rays.

Take advantage of our 'friends and family' vacation style and let our home become yours for a few days or weeks. I feel certain that you will want to come back again and again!


Keywords: Get ready for your best vacation ever! renovations winter 2012—Italian tile and painting throughout, kitchen remodel with granite, lots of updates—absolutely beautiful!

More Details

Jenny or Jerry Thomas
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Jenny or Jerry Thomas

I am a public school teacher/administrator. My husband (of 35+ years) owns a financial services business.

Why Jenny or Jerry Thomas chose Palmetto Dunes Plantation

My family and I have vacationed on Hilton Head Island since 1988. In the mid 1990's, just by chance, we stayed at Harbourside in Shelter Cove. We fell in love with Shelter Cove and all it has to offer. The best dining is on the harbour, the best entertainment is on the harbour, the best shopping is right here! Everything is steps from your door. There is nowhere else like it! We love it here.

What makes this condo unique

The harbor is the center of activity for Hilton Head Island. Shannon Tanner performs nightly and is great entertainment for all ages, but especially young children. Harbourfest is held during the summer and has exhibits, vendors, entertainment and weekly firework displays. The restaurants have great food as well as live entertainment. Every type of water sport is available here—dinner cruises, crabbing, kayaking, night shark fishing, etc. Nothing is better than watching a beautiful sunset over the harbor. The harbor is well lit and perfect for evening walks or bike rides (the rest of the island has very low lighting). Everything you need is right here—and the beach is just a mile away!


Shelter Cove Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • 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
Your "Home Away from Home." This condo has it all--settle in and relax immediately upon arrival. Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove over everything you need to have the perfect vacation.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

LAST MINUTE CANCELATION JUNE 4 Magnificent View--Fabulous Villa-Simply the Best
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Mt Juliet, Tn

Awesome Condo in a great resort

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Hilton Head and we really enjoyed our stay. The condo is beautiful with a spectacular view. Located within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed being outside in the evenings visiting with others staying at the resort, having a meal at one of the great restaurants, listening to the live entertainment, or just taking a walk around the water with Gizmo who could meet other dogs. The owners are great to work with. We would definitely stay in this condo again and hope to return to the area next year.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like staying with family!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was the perfect spot for us! I have been vacationing on the island for over 20 years but never stayed at Shelter Cover. This location was great! There are so many things to do without ever leaving the resort area! The condo itself was so comfortable and accessible. Immediately upon entering we felt as if we were visiting friends or family, not a stuffy rental property. The place is clean and the owners have provided everything you could possibly need. The kitchen share was also a nice add. The little things definitely add up here. Plenty of towels and linens too. Access to Palmetto Dunes was also a major plus. But the best part? The views! Being able to wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee on the balcony or even enjoy a glass of wine in the evening while checking out the marina was wonderful. Overall we were very satisfied with our stay and will definitely book this property in the future.

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

We will be back! Best view and location plus the condo was perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's all right there!

  • 5 of 5

Everything is just steps away. Jerry and Jenny's condo at Shelter Cove Harbor was very comfortable, a really cool space and just as described. It has a great view of the beautiful boats, and is surrounded by wonderful walking / biking areas with really good restaurants and an excellent bakery right there. The Palmetto Dunes Beach area is just a short bike ride away. We explored the Sea Pines and Shipyard areas and we're glad we stayed at Shelter Cove.

All in all we had a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario Canada

It's all about location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this villa for almost 4 winter months. Our feelings are mixed, it was a good experience. The location is wonderful, as is the view. The downstairs of villa is very attractive, warm colours and a shell/beach theme. Upstairs (a circular staircase), it's less so. The huge jacuzzi surrounded by mirrors in the master bedroom makes the room dark and feels dated. The mattress should be replaced. The second bedroom is bright and cheerful and bed is solid. Windows cannot open in either room. Storage space is limited, compounded by fact there are too many stored items- pilloews, duvets, linens etc. We stored things on balcony.

Having said all this, we emphasize that we enjoyed our winter there. Jenny is very pleasant to work with and helpful. It was easy to go to restaurants in area. And the location and views with the sun setting over the boats in the harbour made everything special.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Since you stayed almost 4 months, you provide a different aspect than short-term renters. I’d like to respond to your concerns. First of all most guests LOVE the huge Jacuzzi! This is the first negative comment about it. Maybe it’s the novelty of it short term, but weekly guests comment on how much they enjoy it My husband and I came in for 10 days just after you departed. We realized and agree the mattress should be replaced. We will take care of this on our next trip to HHI. The windows do open! I have posted a note not to open because past guests have left them open allowing rain, bugs, etc. inside. Had you asked, I would only requested you be sure to close them securely. I realize there are many pillows and linens stored in the condo. I plan to reduce the number/amount but my concern is comfort of guests. For instance I sleep with four (yes, 4) pillows. I want to assure guests have enough of whatever they need. Certainly long-term renters are a totally different situation. They aren’t living out of their suitcase and need much more storage for their stay. Thanks for pointing this out to me. Thank you again for taking great care of our 2nd home! Jenny
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Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay. My family and I had a wonderful time and the kids absolutely loved it! The view is amazing the location is perfect. My family and I will definitely stay there next time we have a getaway to Hilton Head. The owners were very accompanying a wonderful to deal with. Thank you for sharing your place!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Barpub
There are many around the Harbour
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Daufuskie Island and Savannah
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
3 top rated courses in Palmetto Dunes
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
William Hilton Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
Varied top rated restaurants on the Harbour
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Palmetto Dunes
Car: not necessary

EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS RIGHT HERE! A stay in our condo means you will never stay anywhere else on Hilton Head Island. You have found your home away from home.


Rates & Availability

Shelter Cove Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 22 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer early Fall
Aug 20 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $105
Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change based on season. Lower rates available for fall, winter and Spring months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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