Walk to Beach and Coligny Plaza - Beautiful Interior, Pool and Hot Tub

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Last updated: 09/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

With the recent addition of a 40 foot heated pool / spa and new furniture, The Happy Heron is the perfect family vacation home. Additional remodels / updates this fall '10 include: (i) Remodeled / tiled bathroom and shower, (ii) updated kitchen, (iii) paint throughout, (iv) laminate hardwood in all bedrooms (v) installation of central dehumidifier. The Happy Heron is the 5th house from the ocean and the front yard connects to the bike path that covers the entire eastern portion of HHI. Just five blocks to Coligny Plaza (60+ shops/restaurants and grocery store), 220 steps to your own semi-private beach, or short walk or bike ride to miniature golf and waterpark, The Happy Heron is a destination, where you don't have to get back in your car once you've arrived.

This beach house comes furnished with TV's in each room, most every board and card game known to man (and child), an extensive movie collection and dedicated arts & crafts area for the kids. Two large separated living areas offer the perfect amount of peace and quiet for the adults and kids, and the single-story ranch floor plan avoids any cumbersome stairs. A combined kitchen and dining area offers the perfect place to hang out, and the kitchen table seats 10 comfortably. The house furnishings have been recently updated, with a 'Pottery Barn' look and feel throughout. This is the perfect home for two families or one family bringing along the Grandparents for a great Family Vacation. It would also be great for three couples. Great for family vacations and snowbirds as the kitchens are exceptionally stocked and furnished for large family/holiday meals and long term stays.

The large kitchen spills into the recently updated outside living area (1300 sq ft) which includes one of the largest pools & spas in NFB, an abundance of deck space and 6’ privacy fence. The street is lined with a canopy of oak trees, and the front of the house insulated by a city-zoned park, promoting one of the most peaceful sections of North Forest Beach.

Address: 12 Heron Street, HHI, SC 29928

In summary:
• Three Bedrooms – 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Sets of Bunks (4 Beds)
• Sleeper Sofa in large living room
• Two Separate Living Areas (Living Room and Den), both with large TV’s and plenty of seating area (119 channels of cable)
• Fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer
• Two full baths
• 220 Steps to the Sand (5th House from Beach)
• Five blocks to Coligny Plaza… bike path access just steps outside of front door
• 40’ Heated Pool and 8’ Hot Tub (Spa)
• 1300 Square feet of private outdoor living area (decking, furniture and bike rack)
• Free wireless internet
• Golf Packages available at additional cost

Guest Convenience: We've hired a management company to make sure that the house is cleaned, you have fresh towels and linens prior to your arrival, and the pool and surrounding areas are ready for your enjoyment. If you need any assistance while you are staying in our home, they are there to help. We have covered the expense of this benefit; thus, no cost to our guest.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/13/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Single story house with no stairs and little to no thresholds at each door....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    75+ titles, including: Braveheart. Top Gun. Star Wars Series, Swingers, etc....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room


  • Air Conditioning:

    And Dehumidifier...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full Size Dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full Size Washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen with utensils for 12, multiple knives, pots, pans, frying pans, cooking dishes (pyrex), collanders, glass and plastic cups, coffee cups for 12, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    1300 sqft deck, enclosed for privacy...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    40' Pool with connected Hot Tub and Tanning Shelf...moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 - Dec 31, 2016
4 night min stay
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 19, 2017
4 night min stay
Early Summer
May 20 - Jun 9, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 10 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 12 - Sep 8, 2017
4 night min stay
Sep 9 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Reservation fee $95 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


A $500 damage deposit check must be sent to manager to complete reservation. Check will not be cashed unless there is damage during the stay and will be destroyed after departure inspection.

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Last updated: 09/13/2016
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilton Head Island Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 95

Hilton Head Island is the home of the nationally renowned Harbourtown Lighthouse and the best golf and tennis in the country. Located on North Forest Beach on Hilton Head Island, the home is in a very private residential area. Access to the beach is very limited so it is never crowded. A short walk takes you to shopping and many different restaurants. The island area has many golf courses, tennis, fitness centers, two outlet malls, four star restaurants, and many national retailers. Grocery shopping is very economical and there are many choices if you choose to cook in. A one hour drive takes you to beautiful Savannah or Beaufort, both historical cities with beautiful antebellum homes. Two hours takes you to Charleston.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We've always loved the beach and have been 'beach people'. It probably dates back many years when my parents took our family to Litchfield (S. Myrtle) each summer, where we rented a house, and did everything beach... ride waves, build sand castles, steam crabs, and enjoy spending time with family. I met my wife on another beach, Manhattan Beach (Los Angeles) playing beach volleyball. When we moved back to the East Coast, we always knew we wanted a beach house, and Hilton Head, specifcally, North Forest Beach was a perfect fit.

Why the Owner Chose North Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA:
There's no better place than Hilton Head for a beach vacation or golf trip: -beautiful beaches -close to Atlanta -many, many golf courses -plenty of tennis courts -quiet and peaceful -super nice people -an established Island with plenty of shopping and fun things to do

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We absolutely love our beach home (The Happy Heron), as it's conviently located on Heron Street. It's a single story (no stairs) with plenty of room for two families, and the two living rooms (dens) are set-up perfectly to give the kids and adults plenty of quiet time. We've put some serious focus into the backyard, and converted it into a private oasis... 1300 sq ft of deck, with a 40' pool (salt) and an 8 person hot tub. If you're looking for a quiet nights sleep, you're going to the right place, as the house is insulated with a town-zoned park (4.5 acres). Hilton Head is known for it's bike paths, and our front yard empties onto a path that will take you for miles, from Sea Pines to Port Royal. Finally, when you just don't want to cook, walk a short 5 blocks and you're in the downtown of Hilton Head, Coligny, and ready to enjoy 60+ shops and restaurants.

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Calendar last updated: 09/13/2016

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  • The Happy Heron

    The Happy Heron

  • Tanning Shelf - Perfect for Beach Chair or Supervised Toddlers

    Tanning Shelf - Perfect for Beach Chair or Supervised Toddlers

  • Second, spacious living area, wood burning fireplace, 42" Flat Panel TV

    Second, spacious living area, wood burning fireplace, 42" Flat Panel TV

  • Huge Table... seats up to 10

    Huge Table... seats up to 10

  • Kids Bunk Room

    Kids Bunk Room

  • Remodeled bath.  Tile floor, tile shower, seamless door, new controls, etc.

    Remodeled bath. Tile floor, tile shower, seamless door, new controls, etc.

  • 40' Pool, Spa, Tanning Shelf, Deck, Grill, Patio Furniture

    40' Pool, Spa, Tanning Shelf, Deck, Grill, Patio Furniture

  • Spacious Living Room; 36" TV, Sleeper Sofa

    Spacious Living Room; 36" TV, Sleeper Sofa

  • Spacious Kitchen, Bar, Tabe that seats up to 10

    Spacious Kitchen, Bar, Tabe that seats up to 10

  • Beach... just 220 steps

    Beach... just 220 steps

VRBO #218096

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016

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North Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA #218096

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