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Idyllic setting with ocean, golf and marsh views

Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
  • Cottage1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Melrose Resort is going through bankruptcy issues at this time which affects all facilities owned by Melrose Resort. These facilities will probably not be open until the bankruptcy issue is resolved. The majority of cottages at the end of Melrose Resort (of which we are one) are privately maintained and owned. It is unknown at this time about the opening of the pool owned by Melrose Resort. Beach area is wonderful and uncrowded and the island is beautiful with fun places to visit.

Cottage has an open front and screened back porch to enjoy peaceful ocean and marsh views. There are two large bedrooms with full baths that open to a great room/kitchen area.

Daufuskie is a beautiful island untouched by rampant development--no movie houses, fast food chains, shopping centers or things associated with high density living. Daufuskie is loved and appreciated by those who want to enjoy a coastal area unspoiled by modern development.



Member Since 2010
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 24, 2018
About Cummins

Growing up on the Gulf Coast and marrying my college sweetheart from NC where we reside this part of the Lowcountry has always sang to my soul and provided an idyllic retreat from the rest of the world. We come to escape the fast paced life and know you will too as you enjoy your stay as much as we do.

Cummins purchased this Cottage in 2005

Why Cummins chose Melrose on the Beach

Beautiful, peaceful and not over developed. An island unto its own. Without cars and fast food chains you decompress from the point you get on the boat headed to Daufuskie and achieve an ever deeper point of relaxation with each day on the Island. Our beach looks back to Hilton Head's Harbour Town to the North and across the sound to Tybee Island in Georgia as Daufuskie is the last barrier island in SC.

What makes this Cottage unique

The tranquil boat ride from Bluffton or Hilton Head makes one forget the stress of our hustle and bustle world. You will see Dolphins, Pelicans, Ospreys and a myriad of other flora and fauna along the rivers that most Lowcountry tourists never get the opportunity to experience. Come, relax, and stay a few days or for a while; our retreat is yours.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (4) 2 Queen beds per room (Total of 4 Queens)


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Views from kitchen, front room, front porch and front door.
            • Golf Course View
              Just out the back door
            • Ocean View
              Just a few steps to Ocean and white sand beach


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Broadband Access
                      Highspeed Internet access.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      No charge for access. Free WIFI Internet access.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped with all you'll need, except food.
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator


                            • Dining Area


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  TV in great room and 1 bedroom


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Screened porch overlooking beautiful Golf course and Marsh areas

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Two swimming pools and 10 person whirlpool with restaurant and bar. Only 3 minute walk from cottage.


                                            • churches
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • shelling
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • The cottage has a pool membership for renters and the pools down from the cottage are fabulous---looking out over the ocean to Hilton Head. The pools are open seasonally and this is determined by the Melrose on the Beach Resort group. As a cottage owner we have no control over their operating hours or opening or closing times. When they are open our renters will have use of this facility.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          24 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beautiful and amazing

                                                          Julie L.

                                                          What a wonderful home on a wonderful island. The house is beautiful, comfortable and absolutely perfect for a relaxing stay. Much love and appreciation to the owners for allowing our family to stay. We look forward to going back!


                                                          Robert W.

                                                          Very nice the family enjoyed it very much

                                                          Great stay at an affordable price.

                                                          Thomas L.

                                                          We enjoyed our stay very much, would recommend to a friend.

                                                          Well-appointed. very comfortable cottage in a fantastic location

                                                          Kathy M.

                                                          We just returned from a week's stay in this lovely cottage, and can't wait to go back. Cummins provided ample information about the island, especially logistics on how to get to and from the island. We found the cottage spotless, charmingly decorated, and well-stocked with beach chairs and toys, dishes and cookware, linens, and essential items. Water pressure is great. There was a family in the unit next door, and we never heard a peep. Cummins provided her number and we texted back and forth when we had questions; she was very responsive. It is a very comfortable space for a family to relax in; we ate breakfast on the screened porch and watched the birds and lizards and frogs, and we ate dinner and played games inside on the dining room table.

                                                          If you're new to staying on the island, make sure you bring enough groceries/fresh foods to last you the week. It makes for a bulky and awkward arrival by boat, but you won't be able to find it on the island. We stayed a week and also brought extra paper goods, TP, coffee, laundry detergent, shampoo, etc. We rented a couple of golf carts at Bloody Point; it was far too hot to bike, but there were a couple under the house available to us if we chose. The cottage location is terrific. The water's edge is just a couple of minutes' walk. We swam with shrimp, rescued some loggerheads, found sand dollars and hermit crabs, saw a couple of dolphins and some shooting stars, all from the beach in front of the house. There's a hose on the house between the two front porches to wash off sand. On the days we went to the pool, we found it a short quarter-mile walk to the playground and beach club.

                                                          We ate in each of the restaurants and found them all delightfully different. Bloody Point and the Beach Club were clubby upscale, and Marshside Mama's and the Old Daufuskie Crab Company more rustic. Of all, we enjoyed the food best at Marshside Mama's and the sunset view (and the scrap iron!) at the Crab Company.

                                                          The only (tiny!) difficulties we faced were with the AC and the porch lights. It was tricky to get the temperature sorted in the green bed/bathroom, which stayed much chillier than the rest of the house. For folks sleeping in there, bring some socks or a light coverup and grab the extra blanket. The porch light kicked on at dusk and disturbed our sleep in the green bedroom. We had to climb up and loosen the bulbs to turn them off. (Only, do better than we did and put them back to rights again when you leave!)

                                                          Beautiful, clean, and friendly!

                                                          David & Susan

                                                          This was one of the best vacations we have gone on in a long time due to the relaxation mind set that Daufuskie has every day! The Owners were extremely helpful and friendly. The accommodations were exceptional. And the location was perfect. We could not have asked for a better time!!!

                                                          Extreme Relaxation!

                                                          Karen S.

                                                          The cottage is lovely, well maintained and had everything to be our home away from home for the week. It's a very short walk from the Melrose pool and restaurant, the beach is across the street and marsh behind it. The owner was very helpful with information to plan logistics, which was extremely helpful since we flew in from Texas. Our visit was the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation we've had in a long time!


                                                          Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          Will rent 2 night rental on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday night 100% refund if cancelled 30 days before arrival Renter will absorb extra charges if out-of-USA credit card is used 7 night rental required for week of July 4th Check in 4 PM arrival day and 10 AM departure day unless cottage is available earlier/later WEEK OF JULY 4---Frday July 1st thru July 8th (check out) ONLY TIME WHOLE YEAR 7 NIGHTS IS REQUIRED

                                                          24 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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