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Island House in South Forest - Book Now for Summer - Updated, King Bed, Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 2
Space 970 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 5)

**Please note - Pet fee is $20/night or $125/week. Refundable damage deposit w/pet is $300. We can only have ONE dog at the condo due to condo association rules. VRBO automated quote system isn't correctly calculating pet fee or security deposit. Please inquire with owner for exact rate quote.**

This convenient, family and dog-friendly two bedroom condo was recently updated with new bedding, new furniture and a flat screen TV in the living area & master bedroom. It is located in the popular South Forest Beach area of Hilton Head, just minutes from Coligny Plaza shops, restaurants and beaches. Come relax and stay in a light, bright villa with lots of extras provided for your convenience. There are no stairs in or leading to the unit and parking is just outside the front door, making it a great choice for families or retirees. Keep up with work if needed or check e-mail with the high-speed wireless internet connection. You are just minutes from the beach, steps from Hilton Head’s great bike paths and Van Der Meer Tennis Center and a short drive to terrific shopping and dining.

Because the villa is also our vacation home, we’ve paid special attention to detail and equipped it with many family-friendly items to make your vacation easier as well. We treat it as a place to get away, not just a rental property. We’ve provided a beach cart, beach umbrella, beach toys and a couple of chairs so you don’t have to bring them. For those traveling with kids there’s a Pack N Play, a booster seat with tray, one set of bed rails, a step-stool in the bathroom, night lights, kid cups, plates and utensils.

The entry way features a great storage/organizational unit for your shoes, sports equipment, beach towels, jackets, etc. The family room has an upgraded queen sleeper sofa and large coffee table perfect for playing board games. Unwind after an active day on the island by having a movie night or listen to some of your favorite CD’s with the DVD/CD player. If there’s a rainy day, we have 100 cable channels, games, books, puzzles, DVD’s and a wireless internet connection. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a microwave, coffee maker with automatic timer, a spacious pantry and a full-size washer and dryer.

The master bedroom has a king bed, two spacious closets and a renovated private bath. Enjoy watching TV or a movie in bed with the LCD TV/DVD provided. Down the hall is the 2nd bedroom which has twin beds with new mattresses, large closet and TV/DVD. The guest bath is a renovated full-size bath just outside the 2nd bedroom. There is a small patio with natural landscaping providing a little extra privacy and a good spot to read a book or enjoy a glass of wine.

The villa is an end-unit located in the Island House complex in the South Forest Beach area. The complex has its own large, private fenced-in pool and a bike storage rack for bike rentals. The beach is a little over a block away down the bike/walking path located right outside the entrance to the complex. If you enjoy tennis, the Van Der Meer Tennis Center is located just behind our complex and offers lessons and clinics. Hilton Head has beautiful wide beaches, miles of bike paths, great golf courses, nature preserves and trails, horseback riding, fishing and much more. The island has a lot to offer in the off-season as well - a temperate climate, shopping, theater and music productions, a wine festival, biking, golfing, jogging and tennis. Fly in and out of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport if needed - it's just 45 minutes away.

** Our condo association rules limit us to one dog in the condo with owner's prior approval. We do not allow cats due to owner allergies.**

Keywords: family, pet-friendly, condo, king bed

More Details

Loren Means
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Loren Means

We live in the Atlanta area and have family that also vacations in Hilton Head. Our kids love visiting and having time on the beach and we love getting away from the pace of our suburban lives.

Why Loren Means chose South Forest Beach

We chose Hilton Head Island because it is an easy drive from our home outside of Atlanta and because it is a very family friendly vacation spot. We like that the island has controlled development and preserved the natural beauty of the island. Besides enjoying the beach, Hilton Head offers many other activities such as golf, tennis, outdoor adventure tours and great shopping. Hilton Head is easy to access from the Savannah airport and there are many options for day trips to explore the low country within a short drive. We love that we can get on our bikes and ride on miles of paved bike paths and ride to shops and restaurants.

What makes this villa unique

Our condo is within a mile of Coligny Plaza, which has several shops, restaurants and a grocery store. We are also withing walking distance of the Bi-Lo shopping center, which has two of our favorite restaurants located there - Kenny B's and Wild Wing Cafe. It is only about an 8-10 min. walk from our place down to the sand. We have a grassy area just outside our back door where the kids can play and we can keep an eye on them. Being in a first floor unit without stairs makes packing and unpacking the car easier and is also good for any visiting 'snowbird' renters.


South Forest Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 970 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - Pull-out sofa bed located in main living area
  • King size beds (1) New King mattress & bedding, Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed with upgraded mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Island House in South Forest - Book Now for Summer - Updated, King Bed, Wi-Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Clean and updated

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at 3 different condos in the Island House community. This one was by far the best from dealing with the owners to cleanliness and everything you would need in the home. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful and Warm Week!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, ten year old son, seven year old daughter, thirteen year old dog, and I stayed at this condo a few weeks ago, and had a great time! The condo is clean and well laid out, and there was plenty of space for the four of us. We appreciated being able to bring our dog with us although I'm not sure our dog appreciated the long car ride! The kitchen was well stocked and had all the utensils and pans we needed for cooking. It was nice to have a washer and dryer in the condo. The cleaning company provided plenty of towels and washcloths. They also provided a small thing of dish soap, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, and bar soap. They did not provide shampoo, and we had to buy some which was not a big deal. The Bi Lo grocery store is very close to the condo. Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe is next to Bi Lo, and they have excellent food, although my favorite HHI restaurant will always be A Lowcounty Backyard!

The beach cart that was provided really came in handy as the condo is a good 10 minute walk to the beach with kids!

Loren was very responsive to all my questions and I would love to stay here again sometime! My kids keep saying that we should go for two weeks next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice in the last year and plan to go back again in the fall. The condo is nicely furnished and very comfortable. It is a short walk/bike ride to Coligny Square, bike rentals, and the beach. The owners, Bob and Loren, are wonderful to work with and extremely helpful. Our deposit was returned within a week of our departure. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this rental twice in the last year and plan to go back again in October. The condo is nicely furnished and comfortable. The location is an easy walk or bike ride to Coligny Square, bike rentals, and the beach. The owners are wonderful to work with and extremely helpful. Our deposit was returned within a week of our stay. We are looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway home

  • 5 of 5

I took my wife on a surprise getaway to Hilton Head Island for our 10th anniversary. The trip was great.

Bob and Loren (the owners) were VERY good at communicating with me throughout the booking process and also the week before my stay, making good on all promises made. I made a $200 security deposit at the time of booking and within about 4-5 days of leaving, it was refunded to me via PayPal. The transaction overall was flawless.

The condo was well furnished and the house was decorated nicely, instantly making us feel as though we were at the beach without actually being ON the beach. The king bed was nice in size, but it was a little uncomfortable in my opinion ... but my back needs more support than most, so that could have been why. At night, the surrounding condos were very quiet - no disturbances when trying to sleep.

The walk to the beach was about 10 minutes but on a semi-private road with very little traffic. The "private" beach also had very little traffic - it was not very busy. Two or three miles down the road, there were thousands of people it seemed, so we were happy to be in a more private location and able to have some peace and relaxation time.

Lastly, the condo was relatively easy to find, even at dusk / night. We had no issues finding it and we arrived around 8:00 or so.

Overall, we loved the condo. I see future trips to Hilton Head in our future and we will definitely consider using this condo again. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plenty of Room

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four plus dog enjoyed the condo very much.

The owner was quick to reply and gave us a lot of good information about the area.

The condo was well equipped with everything we needed to cook our family Thanksgiving fish fry. The kitchen had sharp knives, plenty of pots, pans, utensils, and dishes.

The location is perfect. We rode our rented bikes all over the island.

We appreciated that we were able to bring our dog. The condo has a pet area across the parking lot with poo bags.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coastal Discovery Museum
Harbour Town Lighthouse
Coligny Plaza Shopping Center
Shopping, restaurants, grocery store, movie theater
Sea Pines Resort
Entrance to Sea Pine Plantation
The Sandbox
Vandermeer Tennis Center
Kenny B's French Quarter Cafe
Shelter Cove Marina
Wild Wing Cafe
Coligny Beach Park
Giuseppi's Pizza & Pasta
Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course
Palmetto Bay Sun Rise Cafe
George Fazio Golf Course
Palmetto Bay Water Sports
Palmetto Dunes Resort
Sea Shack
Signe's Bakery & Cafe
A Lowcountry Backyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Coligny Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Van der Meer Tennis Ctr.
Nearest Point of Interest
Walkway to Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bi-Lo Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Pines Ocean Gate entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbour Town
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbour Town Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

-Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and deposit is paid.
-All rates include cleaning fee.
-Monthly rates available during low season - please inquire/contact owner

**Please note - Pet fee is $20/night or $125/week. Refundable damage deposit w/pet is $300. VRBO automated quote system doesn't provide option for different deposit amount.**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.