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The Haven: Waterfront for Nature Lovers-Brand New Upscale Interior, BIG views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to The Haven! Offering double master suites, this large Pelican Point duplex home is a popular vacation choice because of its privacy, spaciousness, high quality upscale furnishings, and stunning views. Shaped by wind and water, the southern end of Harbor Island is constantly changing vista of sea and sand, marsh and creek, sky and light. Here, the tidal waters of Johnson’s Creek flow to the Atlantic to create this very private, quiet, natural, area of the Island with a view over the marsh to Johnson’s Creek, Hunting Island, and beyond to the beautiful Atlantic. The tidal marsh here is a favorite fishing ground for dolphin, herons, egrets, and other shore birds. As the second to last home in Pelican Point, on the southern end of Harbor Island, this location is very much a “get away from it all” spot providing a romantic setting or a relaxing family atmosphere where you can reconnect with the kids. And every room offers a beautiful low country view! Panoramic ocean-oriented views can be enjoyed from the living area, dining area, screened porch, rear main floor master, and rear upstairs guest bedroom while the other two bedrooms enjoy views of an expansive tidal marsh at the front of the home. The screened porch is a lovely space to enjoy the fresh air and stunning ocean views. A bistro table with chairs, and two arm chairs, all with comfortable seat cushions, and an antique country bench offer seating options. Several hooks are provided for drying beach towels. The front porch overlooks a tidal marsh and is a great spot for relaxing on the swing or in one of the rocking chairs, to watch the changing marsh scene with its abundant bird life, or catch the sun going down for the day. Rediscover the beauty of Harbor’s night sky. Explore the stars from porch and yard. A telescope on tripod is provided for enjoying the night sky as well as our coastal birds. The Haven is exceptionally well furnished and appointed and comes complete with books and games to make your coastal retreat complete. A high-end HVAC system provides central air and heat with humidifier and air cleaner to enhance your comfort. The baths were completely remodeled in 2015 and 2017 updates include a completely new kitchen and an open concept kitchen/dining/living area, new flooring and paint throughout, new king beds, new area rugs, new high end living area furniture, lighting, accessories, and bedding! The Haven conveniently offers two master bedroom suites on the main floor, and two additional bedrooms on the second floor. Sleeping a total of eight, both main floor master bedrooms have king beds, both upstairs bedrooms offer queen four poster beds made by craftsmen in the owners’ home county. There is also an LL Bean portable Easy Cot to expand sleeping options. The cot is 17' high x 30' wide x 79' long and can accommodate up to 330 pounds. On the main floor, the ocean side master offers gorgeous views over the marsh to the Atlantic, and opens into the ocean view screened porch off of the living area. This master bedroom features a completely renovated private bath with an oversized walk-in shower. The second master bedroom is at the front of the home with views of another beautiful tidal marsh. The remodeled bath for the second master offers a new tub/shower combination. A strategically placed pocket door allows you to close off this bath and bedroom to form a master suite, or if you prefer you can leave the pocket door open allowing general access to that bath. The second floor offers a full guest bath, and two large bedrooms. Each of the upstairs bedrooms provides a beautiful view. The rear bedroom directly faces the ocean and the ocean marsh. The second upstairs bedroom is oriented toward the ever changing tidal marsh at the front of The Haven. Each features a comfy arm chair nestled beneath large windows. The second floor guest bath offers a tub/shower combination. The spacious living area is complete with a new 42” LCD flat screen TV. A high speed wireless Internet connection is included with your rental. The brand new kitchen features high end appliances and custom cabinetry, and includes practical but fun items like a waffle maker and a slow cooker. Tableware--both patterned and white, along with cloth napkins and coordinating bake/serve dishes, will accentuate the great meals you'll enjoy cooking in this kitchen. Kitchenware includes a nice big pot for boiling or steaming and a dozen Lowcountry cookbooks for inspiration. For your enjoyment and comfort, The Haven also provides a Char-broil propane gas grill and an outdoor hot/cold shower. Your reservations include use of our “crab gear”: crab lines and weights, dip net, tongs (crabs are indeed crabby, and love to pinch!) and a sturdy bucket to carry home your catch. And your rental includes full access to the Harbor Island Beach & Racquet Club where you will find an Olympic sized pool overlooking the marshes of the Harbor River, a kiddie wading pool, a sand volleyball court, tennis court, small sundries shop, fitness center and more. Want to explore Hunting Island State Park whose shoreline you see from The Haven’t back porch? A Hunting Island passport is provided for your enjoyment! And Harbor Island is a perfect home base for exploring the Gullah Geechee culture of St Helena and the sea islands. Whether you're Visiting the Penn Center where Martin Luther King Jr retreated to dream & plan and Pat Conroy chose to be buried, kayaking streams and rivers, exploring live oak bordered rural roads - paved & dirt, casting a shrimp net, shopping and eating in Frogmore village, or walking the marsh-edged beach at your back door, you're playing and learning in the heart of the Gullah Geechee corridor. This property offers you a unique vacation experience, we will be happy to help with your plans for this special place.

Property Manager
Donna Mack
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our visit to the Haven so very much! Thank you for letting us use the house for another wonderful family vacation. All of us had a wonderful time - we enjoyed the beach, fishing, shopping, and cooking in the awesome kitchen. The girls had wonderful fishing experiences! We really enjoyed our special family time together. We will cherish the memories.
Jun 2014
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Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests must read and agree to Sea Island Rentals Guest License Agreement and Harbor Island Owners Association rules. Thank you!
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Private master bath. Huge walk in shower. No tub.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs guest bath, accessed via hall connecting BR3/4
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath can be closed off w/BR2 to make a 2nd master suite
  • All three bathrooms were completely renovated in 2015. Each bathroom has new tile floors, new lighting, new custom maple wood vanities with quartz tops, new mirrors, new paint, new water closets. One en suite bathroom has a new walk in shower with tiled surround. The second en suite bathroom has a new tub/shower combination with tile surround. Each bathroom was newly painted in 2017.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ensuite bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor with private bath with walk in shower, cable TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs guest bedroom with marsh view, cable TV.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs guest bedroom with ocean view, cable TV.
    Ensuite Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Main floor with private bath with tub/shower, cable TV.
  • Both main floor bedrooms feature king beds and full en suite baths. Second floor bedrooms each offer a queen bed. All four bedrooms provide cable TV. An LL Bean portable Easy Cot is available to expand sleeping options. The cot is 17' high x 30' wide x 79' long and can accommodate up to 330 pounds.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Starter supplies (1-2 nights) of the following are provided: paper towels, trash bags, dishwasher and dish detergent, toilet tissue, bath and hand soap. Want to explore Hunting Island State Park whose shoreline you see from The Haven’t back porch? A Hunting Island passport is provided for your enjoyment! Bike and helmet rentals are available at the Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club. For more information call the BRC at 843-838-7254 - or just ask us!


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

The Haven: Waterfront for Nature Lovers-Brand New Upscale Interior, BIG views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

It Truly is a Haven

  • 5 of 5

We arrived as the first guests after the renovation that was needed after Hurricane Matthew. The communication beforehand with Donna and Karl was just amazing! Very fast and they always had an answer and very good advice.

They also pointed out that the owners payed attention to detail and, boy, they were right! The house is just beautifully decorated and you will find everything you need in there for a pleasant vacation!

One of the first things we noticed when we walked into the spacious open kitchen/living room area, was a spy glass to the left by the window, overlooking an area of the beach. Not until the next morning did we find out why it was located exactly there, or why the address is 'Pelican Point'. Hundreds and hundreds of Pelicans, visible especially well through above mentioned spyglass. Just a wonderful way to start your day.

And we (that's my husband, 1 year old son, my parents in law and 2 siblings in law, a total of 6 1/2 people) had 6 relaxing and decelerating days at Pelican Point. The weather was beautiful, the beach was almost empty as was the pool area, the wild life is amazing and it was just the perfect house to wake up in, cook, eat and relax together.

Thank you very much!!

Alexandra and family

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful! This is the perfect place to get away from it all and that's EXACTLY what we needed! Situated about 20 minutes past Beaufort, this getaway is somewhat conveniently located between Savannah (1.25hr) & Charleston (2hr)--perfect for a day trip if you've had enough R & R. However, Beaufort was our favorite day trip as it's close, quaint & packed full of history! Even closer by, we visited Hunting Island and its lighthouse and beach--the forest is beautiful! Not to be outdone, there was plenty to do just outside our door, whether it was walking the beach, fishing, exploring the marsh or watching the birds. However, my personal favorite spot was the screened porch, where I could be found pretty much anytime we were home (except when I was sleeping.) Its the perfect place to catch the sea breezes, listen to the waves, watch the tides roll in and out and view some wildlife.

The Haven was just that, our haven for the week. Every time we went out, the kids just wanted to go back and relax (ok, maybe they had enough history lessons too ;)) Regardless, the Haven provided everything we could possibly need and there was plenty of room to spread out (2 adults, 3 teenagers.) The décor and amenities are top notch. The owners really made this feel like a home, not a rental property, and we really appreciated that!

This was our first visit to the South Carolina low country, and we cannot wait to go back! If you crave a nice quiet vacation away from all the other vacationers, this is the place for you! You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were five adults and two children (aged 7 and 4). I cannot thank you enough for allowing us to use your beautiful home! The phrase most often used over and over by everyone was "This is the best vacation EVER!!!!!" The house is beautifully maintained and immaculate. There was so much to do and see for all of us. We bought fresh seafood at Gay's and garden fresh vegetables at the local stands everyday. Would very highly recommend staying here. Savannah and Beaufort are beautiful historic towns to visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Savannah Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
The Sanctuary at Cat Island

Harbor Island is a great place for nature watching. Dolphin are frequently seen off our shores, egrets and herons nest in our rookeries and alligators prowl the impounded lagoons. The entire island is an Audubon Designated Important Bird Area: more than 170 different kinds of birds either live here or migrate through our island every year! Harbor Island is a gated beach community with almost three miles of natural beaches. You will have access to the Beach and Racquet Club tennis courts, fitness center, and swimming pool overlooking the marshes of the Harbor River. There is also a kiddie pool and a playground for the children. You may never want to leave the island, but if you would like to see the sights, just 14 miles away is beautiful, historic Beaufort. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Beaufort offers a wide variety of restaurants, art galleries and shops, historic tours and horse drawn carriage rides through streets lined with antebellum homes and graceful live oaks. The waterfront park downtown is a must-see. Harbor Island is ideally situated for day trips: a little over an hour from Savannah and Savannah International Airport, one hour from Hilton Head Island and Hilton Head Airport, and approximately two hours from historic Charleston.


Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 13 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Mar 23 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

1 wk vehicle gate pass $69.3

Vehicle gate passes are required. Pass fees are per vehicle; fees are set by the Island and are subject to change. Current gate pass fee schedule: day pass (expires midnight on the date of issue) = $11.55; 1 night pass $11.55; 2 night pass $23.10; 3 nights $34.65; 4 nights $46.20; 5 nights: $57.75; 6-7 nights: $69.30; 8-14 nights $70.00; 15-21 nights $73.00; 22-30 nights $78.00; 31-90 nights $87.00; 91-364 nights $105. No charge for departure cleaning with weekly or monthly stays. Departure cleaning fee added to stays less than 7 nights. Seasonal dates/rates subject to change without notice. Pet fee, if applicable, is $15 per night to a maximum of $90 per stay. Dogs only, limit one, with pre-approval. Seasonal dates/rates subject to change without notice.

To reserve, we need MC or Visa number, expiration date, billing and mailing addresses. 50% of total due at booking with the remaining 50% due 30 days prior to arrival. 100% of total due at booking if less than 30 days to arrival date. Accept MC, Visa, personal check: if paying by check we require a MC/Visa on file to guarantee payment and in lieu of a separate security deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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