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Cottage Like Villa by the Sea.Sleeps 4.Value Rates. WIFI. 50"HDTV

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Queen sofa bed, 1.5 Baths

This comfortable and completely tiled cottage-style ground-floor villa is in a private gated community. The condo has been freshly painted and redecorated. Private WIFI computer connection. Harbor offers 2 1/2 miles of private beach and ocean, bay, and marsh views. The furnishings have been chosen for your relaxing vacation time. There is one queen sofabed. This is an airy end unit with lots of light from extra windows.

Unlike many, our deck leads out the back towards the pool and dune walkway. The pool is ~ 50 paces to the private Cedar Reef Villa pool. Take a short walk to the beach just over and through the beautiful natural dunes. Home of wildflowers; bushes; birds; rabbits; hermit crabs and more. Our rental also gives rights to the 'Harbor Island Beach & Tennis Club'. A short walk to the 'HIBT' Club offers a fitness center of cardio machines and a weight room. Bikes can be rented on the island

The large outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs and looks out over the marsh to the Harbor River. There is a kiddie pool and playground; tennis courts; basketball; shuffleboard; volleyball; horseshoe pit and golf chipping area. The club offers a grill for snacks and a small general store.

Buy fish fresh from the shrimp boat at Gay's Marina just before the Harbor Bridge. See schools of dolphins, crab from bridges, watch pelicans dive for fish, and enjoy sunsets framed by Palmetto trees.

Harbor Island is next to beautiful, unspoiled subtropic Hunting Island (see 'LINK' below for all the natural beauty, exploring, swimming etc. HUNTING ISLAND has to offer)and Fripp Island, South Carolina. 12 miles to historic Beaufort, 12 miles to Parris Island, 42 miles to Hilton Head, 69 miles to Charleston, and 57 miles to Savannah. Movies 'Forest Gump,' 'Prince of Tides,' 'Disney's Jungle Book,' and 'The Big Chill' were filmed on neighboring islands or in Beaufort.

Keywords: Beach Villa

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Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

Why BRIAN FOX chose Low Country & Resort Islands


The condo is very clean and comfortable. The entire floor is tiled! This is great to keep the condo clean! The condo is an end unit with side windows that makes it very bright and spacious feeling. It is first floor with a front door at the parking lot and very convenient back door to pool and beach walk!

We have a new 50 inch TV.

The kitchen is well stocked with utensils etc. Shower towels and bed linens are supplied.

There are two private Cedar Reef pools. One pool is approximately 50 paces from the condo (see photos). The other is just on the other side of the condos for closer proximity for those guests.

There is also the larger main pool at the Harbor Island Pool and Racquet Club. There is also a kiddie pool and play ground, tennis, volleyball, basketball and a chipping area for golfing.

Tennis rackets, volleyball and basketballs are available for loan at the Club.

The clubhouse has a snack bar and exercise room, (as if walking on the beach isn't enough exercise).

We recently did some painting and updating.

It is situated 15 miles East of Beaufort, SC. It is midway between

Charleston to the north and Savannah to the south. Hilton Head is

mid way between Harbor Island and Savannah. Therefore it is situated

some what between all of them. It is a pretty, secluded island.

PS: The tax, gate pass and cleaning fees are fees we cannot get around. The property is managed and cleaning is contracted. This guarantees that when you arrive, the condo, bath towels, kitchen utensils, are clean. There is a bar of soap in each bathroom, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap ready for your use. Please write or call if you have any questions.

I will check back with you in a few days if I don't hear from you.

Thanks for your inquiry.

Brian Fox

C: 828-291-0790 / C: 828-228-4571

What makes this condo unique


-Directions are available on MAPQUEST/ YAHOO.  The best way to start your trip search for HARBOR ISLAND is using ZIP CODE IS 29920.

VISIT “YAHOO SATELLITE MAPS” 29920. For an excellent view of Harbor Island!

 -Parking is right outside the front door to the condo.  It is first floor, but they are all raised up ~ 6-7 step to get up to the front door.

-FRESH CATCH FISH AND SHELL FISH from 'GAY'S FISH CO. just over the bridge on left when leaving the island heading toward Beaufort. 

-  There is a 'locals' restaurant 'Johnson Creek Tavern' ~ 1/2 mile out of the main gate.

-There are a few restaurants, seafood and Italian, going through St Helena Island on your way back towards Beaufort and the mainland. 

-Lady's Island is the first 'real' town you come to ~ 12 miles from Harbor Island.  Lady's Island golf course is there also.   Lady's Island has most all the amenities you will need.  

-Beaufort downtown is for dining and eclectic shops.  It is a very historic town and beautiful to walk around.  There is also a visitor’s center just outside downtown.  The 'waterfront' is beautiful!.

-  Inland there is everything from restaurant to Walmart; K-Mart; Lowes building supply; TJ Maxx; Big Lots; Food Lion & Publix grocery stores; Enterprise Car Rental etc! 

' Beaufort County Hospital' is a very advanced medical facility associated with Duke University Medical Center.

-Hilton Head SC, is ~50 miies to the south.  Savannaha Ga is ~ 60 miles to the south.  Charleston, SC is ~ 80 miles to the north.  




Saint Helena Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds in master bedroom Queen size sleeper sofa in living room
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
50 inch TV Freshly repainted and redecorated.


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Cottage Like Villa by the Sea.Sleeps 4.Value Rates. WIFI. 50"HDTV
average rating of 4.8591547 based on 71 reviews

Great place to have vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved your place! The place was very clean. It was also in a perfect location the beach was just a short walk and the pool was very close. We have stayed in several places on Harbor over the past several years and this one is one of our favorites. We really enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi AJ, Thanks for the nice review. It is so nice to compare it to others as your favorite. I hope you come back again. We think the location is good too. Having the grill right off the deck and the side windows really make it special. Brian
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Easley, SC

Well kept spacious condo

  • 5 of 5

Condo was very clean and spacious. The walk to the beach is a little longer than most front row properties but well worth it. The beach is very secluded and unspoiled. I have never seen so many hermit crabs, blue crabs, different species of birds and other wildlife so close before. If you want peace and quiet on your beach vacation this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear SG, Thanks for the lovely response. We do have the dunes between the ocean and condos as seen in one of the pictures on the website. The erosion on the north side of the island was devastating to ~14 oceanfront homes from Hurricane Matthew last October. There is a great deal of unspoiled wild life. I hope you return next year! Thanks, Brian
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Greenwood, SC


  • 5 of 5

This was our second vacation at this condo. It's clean and beautiful. My family and I love the Fox's condo and Harbor Island. The kitchen is well equipped for a variety of meals. Harbor Island beaches are clean and peaceful. Our boys loved the hermit crabs, snails, and sand dollars at low tide! I highly recommend this condo and Harbor to anyone looking to spend some quality time with their family at the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI KK, Thanks for the very nice review after your vacation stay at our condo on Harbor Island. It is the nicest compliment to have a return guest. I hope you are able to return next year! Brian Fox
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A little bit of Low country heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, beautifully decorated first floor condo on Harbor Island. A perfect spot for a couple who wants a casual week in the Lowcountry. We never changed out of our shorts or swimsuits. The North Beach at Hunting Island State Park was our favorite spot. The unit has a very well equipped modern kitchen and it's own washer and dryer. it's close to the pool and has direct access to a beach via a walkway from the rear deck. It can sleep four if you use the pullout sofa. Located in a large gated part resort/part residential area pretty far away from supermarkets, gas, etc... but that's part of the charm. We had a wonderful week there and can't speak highly enough about the very informative and attentive owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi BH, Thanks for the very nice review & compliment. Harbor Island's charm is very much it's beauty, wildlife and being away from the hustle & bustle of every day living. Harbor Island is centrally located in the "Lowcountry" of SC, with a drive of ~ 15 miles into beautiful historic Beaufort. Also day trips to Charleston to the north & Savannah to the south. I am glad you had a nice time. I hope you are able to come again. Brian & Nancy
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Relaxing and Restful in Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Harbor Island for several years - started in a home with friends and then decided to stay in villas since it was just my husband and me. This villa was perfection - it fit our needs perfectly with the rooms and amenities but it also was restful and relaxing largely due to the beautiful, simple decor. From the moment we stepped inside, we felt like we were miles away from complications of life. The cool tile floors, the lovely gray/blue walls, the simple white furniture, the plump colorful sofas, the crisp bed linens.... it was all heavenly. It felt so clean and up-to-date and was easy to keep that way. Everything we needed was available (and we cooked all but one meal there). We loved the porch and spent our late afternoons and evenings there. There was a charcoal grill right beside the porch which felt like our very own! Sitting in those comfortable porch chairs was the perfect ending to our day. The villa was not oceanfront, but we ended up liking its location even more because of the privacy of the corner unit overlooking the cool green grass. It was as easy to access the pool and ocean as we have had before. We stayed at the beach all day every day and loved the friendly families we met while there. We kept saying we were going to take advantage of the nearby attractions and offerings, but it felt too much like heaven to leave where we were! Thank you, Fox family, for helping to make this a great vacation!!! It was VERY hard to leave so we are already planning a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi PH, Thank you so much for that wonderful review. I am glad that you had such a nice stay on Harbor Island in our condo. We have taken great pride to fix our condo and keep it clean and up to date. Thanks for noticing. We love our condo and you have paid us the loveliest compliment in your review & by planning to come back again. Brian & Nancy Fox
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Simply refreshing and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had at the "Cottage like Villa", not only was the weather absolutely perfect the villa aIso was too! I can't rave enough about how clean and crisp the villa was, but the convenience of its location to the pool and beach were also a big plus. My family of 4 throughly enjoyed Harbor Island, and we also visited the recently reopened Hunting Island, that suffered terribly from Hurricane Matthew and is still showing signs of recovery. My husband brought his drift boat from the mountains and we enjoyed fishing the area catching many different varieties of fish, flounder, sea trout, sharks, and a few sting rays.

I highly recommend a visit to "Cottage like Villa", Brian is very easy to work with and responds to any questions in a very timely manner. Thank you for sharing you your little piece of heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenny, Thanks for the very nice review. We really try to make everything nice for our guests. I wish I could take credit for the nice weather too, but not so. The fishing sounded fantastic. I wish I could be there when you were there and see how the fishing is done! I hope you get to come back again another time. Brian
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Enjoy the unspoiled wildlife on pedestrian friendly paths all over the island. Don't forget the clubhouse and workout room. Full Nautilus equipment, exercise bike, treadmill and eliptical machine!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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