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Chateau Relaxo - Charming 4 BR 3 1/2 BA, Beautiful Lagoon View;Close to Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Private pool (Sleeps 8)

Now in our 10th year, 'Chateau Relaxo' has become one the most sought after residences for family vacations in Sea Pines. Located on Deer Run Lane, Chateau Relaxo is in the heart of Sea Pines and the island's best beaches. Just 12 houses off the beach, don't miss your chance to stay in this beautifully appointed 4 bedroom (three with private baths), 3 & 1/2 bath home, with over 2,500 square feet of living space, and your own private spa and pool featuring over 1,500 square feet of travertine decking for entertaining. The pool gets full sun from mid-morning to late afternoon, a rarity for most pools in Sea Pines. And you get all of this in the popular and convenient Heritage Woods and Baynard Cove area. Chateau Relaxo is located on the bike path connecting these two neighborhoods along with all of paths that cover the Sea Pines plantation. Feel free to use our bikes (6 adult bikes (26 inch), one with an attached bike cart, 4 beach chairs and a cooler, for your convenience and savings. Bike to the lighthouse at Harbour Town, The Sea Pines Beach Club, or the Salty Dog Cafe at South Beach, all only 10 minutes by bike. (See Frequently Asked Questions and our guest's reviews below)

Enjoy the open floor plan from the kitchen to the living area, great for entertaining and maximizing your vacation time with friends and family, while taking in great views of the pool and lagoon from anywhere in these living areas. And Moms - the kitchen features a great breakfast bar for the kids, as well as chef grade cooking gear, cutlery, and china! The living room features a 46" Samsung Smart LCD HDTV and a Sony Smart Bluray player, both are awesome for watching movies with the family. Or, relax in the Carolina porch overlooking the pool and lagoon while listening to your favorite music, reading or just plain relaxing! When it's time to say goodnight retreat to your own large private bedroom, 3 with private baths, and all with ample closet and storage space.

With our most recent renovation in late 2013 we've added a 4th bedroom / kid's bunk room. This is on top of the 2010 renovation that added a 3rd bath, and a 1/2 bath. The renovation also included a complete renovation of the master bath, master bedroom, living and dining rooms! The house also features an updated 'beach house' paint theme, granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, HD TVs in every bedroom, and free high speed secured wireless internet service. Come and experience luxury, comfort, and convenience. All at the best location in Sea Pines!

Sea Pines is a golfer or tennis enthusiast's paradise. You're only minutes away from Heron Point, the Ocean Course and the world famous Harbour Town Golf Links, home of The Heritage Classic. All only 5 minutes away!

After your morning activities it's time to get out to the beach! You can walk to the beach, or take a quick (less than a 5 minute) bike ride. Pack the 'mule' (bike cart) and cooler we provide with your refreshments and you're off to the beach! Take the bike path right next to the house to Black Skimmer beach (see the map below). If you are looking for a comfortable, updated, fun, and well appointed home centrally located in Sea Pines, then look no further.

Chateau Relaxo is professionally managed by Kerry de Vallette and the JKS Abbott Group, that manage 4 executive homes in the Baynard Cove / Heritage Woods neighborhoods. Over the last 9 years these homes have become instant favorites of their Guests, many who return year after year due to the location, service, cleanliness and amenities found in these luxury homes.

Among the many amenities of being a guest in the Sea Pines Plantation you'll have easy access to:

• Shopping, dining, or enjoy the special evenings of family fun at Harbour Town

• Restaurants and shops of South Beach Marina

• Tennis at The Sea Pines or South Beach Racquet Clubs

• 3 World class golf courses: The Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the Ocean Course by Mark McCumber

• Ride your bikes on the beach or on the paved paths that cover more than 25 miles

• Fishing and crabbing in the lagoon (keep an eye out for Al the gator)

• Ride horses at Lawton Stables

• Or just relax poolside with your favorite adult beverage!

**** Frequently Asked Questions ****

What arrangements are made to pick up a key? Our home is equipped with an electronic 'keyless' entry system that is programmed with a code of your choice. This makes it very convenient for our guests as they do not have to worry about getting locked out, or losing a key.

Does your pool get any direct sun as many of the homes we've stayed in within Sea Pines, well their pools are too shaded? Yes, our pool gets direct sun light from mid-morning to late afternoon. Summer pool temps generally range from 87 - 90 degrees. Many of our guests share that they really enjoy coming back to the house and having the pool there after a day at the beach!

What if there is an issue while we are staying at your house? Our home has been professionally managed by an on-island company for the past several years. All issues are quickly addressed with minimal disruption to your vacation. So, you never need to worry about trying to contact the owner to report a problem and work with an absentee owner to help them address the issue.

Where can we rent bikes and how much does it cost? As mentioned above, feel free to use our 6 adult 26 inch bikes, bike cart, or use one of the many bike rental companies on the island. I'll be glad to provide you with recommended companies should you decide to not use our bikes, or should you need more. And our home is conveniently located right on one of the many bike paths that take you all over the plantation.

How close are you to the beach? Under 5 minutes by bike, or an enjoyable 8-10 minute stroll. See the map below.

Are you close to Harbour Town and South Beach? Yes, and we bike to both. Our home is just about equal distance to both; it's about a 10 minute bike ride, or 5 minutes by car.

What size is your house? Our single level home is over 2,500 square feet. The master bedroom is approximately 250 square feet, 2 bedrooms are about 200 square feet each (14 X 14) and the 4th bedroom / kid's bunk room is approximately 130 square feet. All bedrooms have ample closet and storage space.

Is your home for sale and could we have our vacation interrupted by an agent wanting to show the house? No, our home is not for sale. We do caution prospective guests that are looking at other properties to check with the owner or manager to insure that the property they are considering is not for sale, or that they will not have their vacation interrupted by agents wanting to show the home!

Do you offer discounts? If your arrival date is less than 30 days away and our home is available, we will certainly work with you.

Do we add cleaning fees to your listed prices? No, this fee is included in the price. The only other fees are South Carolina Accommodation and City of Hilton Head Island taxes totaling 10%, and the optional fee to heat the pool and / or spa, or gas log fireplace.

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Member since: 2008
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May 25, 2017

About Kerry

After vacationing in Sea Pines for years, we finally 'treated' ourselves to this home as a 25th wedding anniversary present to each other.

Kerry purchased this house in 2008

Why Kerry chose Sea Pines

The Sea Pines Plantation is like no other vacation / resort community you will find. And Deer Run Lane puts you in the best location in the plantation. Just a short stroll to the beach and minutes by bike to South Beach, Harbour Town, or just about anywhere within the plantation. You quickly find yourself not wanting to use your car, but walk or bike everywhere. It is all about connecting with family, friends and the unique environment of the plantation.

What makes this house unique

This isn't a 'rental property' to us - it's our home! We want our guests to feel like they are staying in a special place, with the amenities you'd expect in a resort home, along with the charm and comfort of a true 'beach' house.

As you can see in the pictures - our recent renovations, along with the open floor plan, will keep you comfortable and connected with family and the outdoors. Were right on one of the bike trails that connect the plantation. Imagine sitting at the dining room table, or on the screened porch, and having a fabulous view of the birds that flock to the lagoon, or the fish as they jump. Some evenings you will see deer slowly work their way through the area and disappear into the woodland area behind our home. The lagoon is great for taking the kids fishing or crabbing. All you need is a simple pole with a float, worms and you are on your way to making memories. We looked at so many homes in the area before we purchased this house and began its' transformation into Chateau Relaxo! You won't find a cleaner, more relaxed and well appointed, open and fun house in the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A Great Place to Get Away from Winter

Sea Pines with its many amenities was a wonderful place to spend the winter this year. We enjoyed 10 weeks in this lovely 3-bedroom ranch home with a serene lagoon view. Its location beside the bike path was ideal for our favorite pastimes--riding bikes to Harbour Town and South Beach and walking to the nearby Atlantic Ocean beach with our dog. Each of the bedrooms has its own private bath, a feature that our family members really appreciated during their visits. This recently updated and comfortable home is beautifully decorated and its open floor plan was great for entertaining and very accessible for my husband who sometimes uses a walker. We also enjoyed watching the large HD TVs in the great room and master bedroom in the evenings. This is our third winter on Hilton Head Island and this home is by far our favorite of the homes we've rented. We also found the home owners very accommodating and responsive to our needs. We would certainly recommend this home as a wonderful place to stay in Sea Pines!

We love the low country with its spectacular natural beauty, almost-constant sunshine and friendly folks so much, that during our stay this winter we bought a waterfront lot near Beaufort and plan to build a home and relocate in the near future!
Jan 2010
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Heritage Woods House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bed / day bed with trundle bed
  • King size beds (2) The Master bedroom features a 40' Sony LCD HD TV; the Surfboard bedroom also features a King bed with a new Samsung HD LCD TV, Queen size Beds (1) The corner bed room is furnished with a new queen bed and Samsung HD LCD TV, Kids bunk bedroom includes a day bed with a roll out trundle bed; we also provide a Pack N Play Baby Crib (1) and booster seat included at no additional fee
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
6 adult beach bikes included, along with a detachable bike cart stocked with 4 quality beach chairs and a cooler. You are ready to hit the beach upon arrival!


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Chateau Relaxo - Charming 4 BR 3 1/2 BA, Beautiful Lagoon View;Close to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews

Stunning home in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I absolutely loved staying at this home, it was perfectly located on a peaceful street, yet close to the beach and biking trails. I have never been so sad to leave a vacation spot in my life! While down in Sea Pines, I actually began looking at property to purchase - I am that in love with the area. Already planning our return trip to Chateau Relaxo! See you in two years!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marlene - thank you for your kind comments about our home. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Chateau Relaxo and look forward to your return in 2019!
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Absolutely gorgeous home, great tranquil location and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

There's not much left to be said that hasnt been said by past reviewers, but to confirm that Chateau Relaxo is perfection for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Chateau Relaxo is now our favorite place to stay at Sea Pines! The home is spotless, well equipped and nicely decorated. My family loved the screened porch. The owners even provided beach towels, bikes, a bike cart with beach chairs and a cooler, meaning, a lot less stuff to worry about! It's an easy walk or bike ride to the beach. The home is on a quiet street. Thanks Jill and Kerry for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barb - we're so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Chateau Relaxo. And thank you so much for the kind words about our home. We really do enjoy sharing our home with great folks like you and hope you'll come back soon! Best regards, Kerry
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The perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

After being home a day, my wife summed it up best, this was the first place that we have ever stayed that was actually more comfortable than our own home! Kerry's home is the perfect place. Our trip was just the two of us plus our two dogs, however, it could have easily have been 3 couples as each of the bedrooms are really nice and large. The pool area and screen porch are wonderful! It was a very quick short walk or ride to the beach and while we were on the south side of the island, everything always felt close by with nothing more than a 20 minute drive. Kerry was very easy to work with and responded quickly to any questions we had. The neighborhood is quiet and overly safe. The pictures are accurate, but if anything, they don't convey just how much space this home really has. The rooms were quite large, even the hallway was double a normal hallway size and was a pleasure to walk down. The kitchen is in great shape, and the pool was serviced well. The day after a tropical storm blew in, the service staff came and cleared out the pool, cleaned the patio deck and made it a wonderful experience. The island life is great and we couldn't imagine a better stay or experience. We will be booking again for our next trip, thanks Kerry!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Larry - thank you for taking the time to write your review. We try hard to make Chateau Relaxo feel like your home away from home. We hope you and your family will return again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. I can't say enough about property, clean, well appointed, great pool/hotub, good stock of supplies, and Kerry was extremely responsive with all if our questions. The fact that they also have towels and bikes assessable for their guests is a another big plus. I have booked a lot of properties in Hilton Head and this by far has been the best. You will not be disappointed. We will be returning.

The Lindahls

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Chateau Relaxo and look forward to having you back soon!
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in Hilton Head and loved Kerry's home. Not only is the home spacious, but clean and beautifully decorated. The A/C works great and there are fans in the family room and bedrooms that really help keep things cool despite the heat/humidity. The beds are also super comfortable and everyone slept great. The home is equipped with everything you need (Keurig coffee maker, grills, bikes, etc.). The layout is really nice and we had plenty of room (3 adults and 4 kids). The kids loved having TVs in their rooms. We loved being outside by the beautiful pool (well equipped with lawn chairs, a table, chairs and umbrella), which gets plenty of sunshine despite the mature trees. The back yard/pool area is very private. We also really enjoyed the screened porch. When we were not outside roasting in the sun (it was in the high 90's the entire time), we loved stretching out on the awesome sectional sofa that comfortably seats 8 people and watching TV/movies. We cooked several meals in the well-equipped kitchen. Kerry's home comes with several bikes, which is great. The only downside is that they are all adult bikes, so we had to rent a few for the kids. Kerry has a cart attached to one of the bikes that allows you to cart chairs, a cooler, and towels to the beach. It was a lifesaver! No other way to haul all your stuff to the beach. While you can walk to the beach in about 15 minutes, the bikes made the trip much more pleasant. Overall, Kerry's home is just wonderful. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilton Head Island
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ocean Course, Heron Point, Harbour Town Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
29 Miles
I - 95 and US 278
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Truffle's in the Sea Pines Center
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Black Skimmer - 12 houses off the beach

Located in one of the country's premier and exclusive family resorts, The Sea Pines Plantation.


Rates & Availability

Heritage Woods House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2017 - Mar 23 2018
30 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Leisure 2018
Apr 21 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 2 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

All rates quoted are based on payments made via check. Should a Guest opt to pay by eCheck or a credit card a 2.9% Convenience Fee of the Total Quote price will need to be added to the Rental Agreement before a Reservation Request will be approved. The weekly rental rate includes 2 complimentary gate passes into the Sea Pines Plantation for each week of your rental term.

For winter stays there is a 6 week minimum reservation. For stays greater than 90 nights no South Carolina sales and accommodation taxes are required to be collected.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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