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Wonderfully Decorated Home, Largest Private Pool in Neighborhood,75 Yds to Beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

'Monkey Business' is fun and convenient for every age group. The location is a real plus! It is near the bike trail, 75 yards, three houses to the best beach, and a four minute, three short block, walk to Coligny with its shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.

What sets this home apart is the outstanding attention to comfort evident in every detail. From a spectacular pool (largest private pool in North Forest Beach) with room to swim laps, to good reading light in the bedrooms, to every imaginable utensil in the kitchen, the owners have thought of everything.

The decor is fabulous - the art, rugs, furnishings, and decorating combine to create an atmosphere that is special from the moment you walk in. The owners have used their experience as bed and breakfast owners and long time Hilton Head renters and owners to make this home perfect for any vacation.

First Floor:

Enter into the large living room, furnished with two leather sofas and a linen sofa, Romweber case goods, 32' HDTV, bamboo hardwood floor and an interesting designer rug.

Dining Area: Large dining area, drop-leaf tables seat 16, beautiful tile floor

Kitchen: Newly remodeled, completely equipped, granite counter tops, island with four swivel adjustable stools. Brand new appliances. Owners are gourmet cooks, and it shows. Multiple pots of every size, baking pans, casseroles, knives, serving pieces for a crowd, several fun sets of dishes, fish forks and lobster crackers, and glasses galore. Even a cabinet fully stocked with spices. Small appliances include a griddle, waffle maker, mixer, blender/smoothy machine.

Wet bar and galley area provide convenient access to the back stairway to the pool as well as living room and stairs to second floor. There is a bathroom as guests enter from pool steps and the laundry closet is conveniently located as well.

A fabulous new addition: enter from the kitchen/dining area or from the deck to back porch and stairway to the pool. Comfortably furnished with breakfast/lunch dining table, chairs, sofa, love seat and recliner.


First floor:

(1) King with private bathroom with shower;

(2) Two twin beds with private bathroom with shower;

(3) King with private bathroom with shower.

Second floor:

(4) Huge Master bedroom with king, private bathroom with shower/tub combination, crib in alcove in this room

(5)Large 'Dorm' Room with 2 bunk beds, twin on top, each with double bed on lower level; trundle under each double; shares large bathroom with shower/tub combination with

(6)Bedroom with King size bed

Ground Floor:

Pool: The largest private pool in North Forest Beach. Enjoy the built in spa. The roped off shallow end is great for kids. Toddlers are happy in the pool and on the deck for hours while the next generation can swim laps, play volleyball,play water basketball or laze on rafts. Frontgate lounge chairs, patio table with chairs and round table with comfy Brown Jordan bounce chairs ensure plenty of seating. Large gas grill and 'Big Steel Keg' charcoal grill/smoker are available.

Screened in porch at ground level is adjacent to the pool, a great place for shade and to relax, access to pool deck and to ground floor air-conditioned 'pool kitchen', with second electric range and refrigerator and a TV for those who want to be near the action but totally out of the sun.

Garage/Storage area is stocked with toys for your use: at least four used adult bikes, beach chairs, cart, sand toys, rafts, floats, boogie boards, balls, jogging stroller and two sit-on-top kayaks on carts for easy transport to the beach.

The backyard pool area is completely fenced-in and private.

At Monkey Business a car is not necessary. Access to the best beach area, bike path, Coligny Plaza restaurants, supermarket, shopping, miniature golf, tennis, are all within an easy walk.

Wireless DSL service is available throughout the house. Cable TVs in all of the bedrooms, some with VHS and DVD built in.

Kaba Webkey keyless lock system is installed for your convenience. No worry about losing the keys, waiting for another family member to arrive to let them in. Our guests really appreciate the convenience of this feature.

Keywords: 6 bedroom house

More Details

Bill Groth
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Bill Groth

Our family has been vacationing in the North Forest Beach area for over 30 years. Our four children 'grew up' vacationing during the summer here and now join us at Thanksgiving and Christmas for family gatherings. Bill is an attorney and manages his own investment advisory firm. Jackie is a retired high school English teacher and an avid gardener. She worked hard on decorating and furnishing Monkey Business.

We have operated The Rossville Inn, a bed and breakfast in Hamiton, Ohio for the past 14 years in our pre-civil war home.

We enjoy entertaining and cooking and are avid readers and bridge players.

Jackie loves remodeling and decorating projects and it shows. She is an avid gardener.

Bill Groth purchased this house in 2006

Why Bill Groth chose North Forest Beach

Jackie has always wanted a pool that she could 'swim laps in.' We had noticed the pool at 19 Dove two years before the house was on the market. We saw the sign, looked at the house, Jackie imagined the possibilities, we made an offer and bought the house. We then set out to make over the house to our standards and create a very comfortable environment for our guests.

What makes this house unique

We love the convenience to what we think is the nicest beach area on the island. We walk every morning and evening and have met many great people on these walks. It helps that Turbo and Diesel our standard poodles are real stand outs on the beach.

The Piggiy Wiggily Market at Coligny Plaza is so close and the service and selection are very good. We make daily trips to the seafood counter to take advantage of the deliveries of fresh local caught fish and shrimp.

We enjoy cooking, grilling and smoking in the Big Steel Keg we bought in 2010, but we do find it hard to resist going out for dinner at the many local, chef-owned restuarants like Charlie's and The Sunset Grill.

Jackie goes spinning at BreakThrough Fitness several times per week in addition to lap swimming. Family time is spent in the pool.


North Forest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 standard twin beds in large 1st floor bedroom 2 trundles in 2nd floor 'dorm' bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) sheets are not supplied, Bunk Beds (2) 2 Bunk beds with lower units that are double bed size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fax machine and printer, 8 Cable TVs (in all bedrooms some with DVDs), , Screened Porch, Private Pool with full array of deck chairs, lounges, floats and poolside tables and chairs, Gas Grill, two sit-on-top Kayaks, Bikes, Beach Chairs, Beach Toys, High Chair, fully fenced yard, Keyless entry system, NO SMOKING! NO PETS!


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Wonderfully Decorated Home, Largest Private Pool in Neighborhood,75 Yds to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Property great! Anything you could want was available to you. The owner was extremely nice!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great ! We were close to the beach, Coligny, and many restaurants are within walking distance. The pool was amazing!!!! The two rooms attached to the pool area added to the convenience of the house. Look forward to staying in same house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to our guests returning.. We work hard to exceed our guests' expectations.
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Hendersonville, TN

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with Monkey Business! The home is beautifully decorated and accomated 3 families very well. The pool was very large and it made swimming one of our favorite things to do while in Hilton Head. It is a very short walk to the beach and so convenient to Coligny Square. You could bike or walk very quickly and safely. We definitely want to come back to HH and stay at Monkey Business again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southern NH

Our repeat stay at Monkey Business and we loved it -- AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at Monkey business and we had an even better time than before (if that is even possible!) We had new friends staying with us this year and they were equally as excited because of all we had told them about your beautiful home! The rooms were spectacular, the atmosphere is wonderful, and the location is absolutely perfect! I think we used our cars only a handful of time to play golf, go para-sailing, and to go out to eat in Sea Pines. Other than that, we either rode our bikes or walked to everything! Your home is amazing and all 11 of us had a wonderful time! We have seen other houses that are rentals in HHI, but yours is FAR superior in all aspects- location, price, amenities on site, the pool, and all the extras!

The pool and hot tub are 2nd to NONE and is easily the envy of others who are renting. The privacy is just perfect for the families and we love that the sun is over the pool for the entire day! We counted our steps from the driveway to the beach -- 102 steps. I think it takes less than 5 minutes!!

The house is so close to Coligny that anytime we needed anything at the store, we just asked one of the kids and they hopped on their bike and rode off to the Piggly Wiggle, Carolina Cupcakes, or the bakery.

We definitely did not want to leave and we will definitely be back again!

Thank you Bill and Jackie for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home once again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Wonderful vacation at Monkey Business

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a relaxing vacation at 'Monkey Business'! The property is just as described. The furniture and bedding are comfortable and well cared for and the kitchen has every appliance and gadget that you could want. The location is perfect, a short walk to the beach and also Coligny. We could easily have stayed here without a car except for golf. We had a couple of small problems when we arrived and the owner was quick to respond and resolve the issues. We have rented through rental agencies on previous trips and have had problems that were either ignored or not taken care of promptly. The owner truly cares not only for his home but wants his renters to have a great vacation! I would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire

This House has Everything, including great owners!

  • 5 of 5

Our 5th stay on Hilton Head Island and our first in a home as we usually rent condos. After careful research, our 3 family group of 12 chose “Monkey Business” primarily for its location near the beach and Coligny but also for the pool, well stocked kitchen and room arrangement. This well decorated gem of a home far exceeded our expectations. It lacks nothing. The kitchen was so well stocked we ate in most of the time. Beds were comfortable and the porch with the windows open and breeze coming in was a lovely place to enjoy the morning coffee. We are an active bunch and our teens were never bored with the outstanding pool with the diving board, basketball hoop and volleyball net. When they had enough water, the kids jumped on the bikes to explore the island. At the end of the week, no one wanted to leave. Ever.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, NY

Monkey Business

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were as described. Plenty of room for 11 older gentlemen. Centrally located and easy access to golf. Since we did most of our own cooking , there were plenty of dishes,utensils etc. Would definately consider this home if we choose Hilton Head as next years destination. Very good communication with owner.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hilton Head
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Atlantic Ocean
Nearest Point of Interest


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Our rates are quoted "all in," this inludes cleaning fees and 10% Hilton Head and South Carolina sales and accommodations taxes, four used bikes, two "sit-on-top" ocean kayaks, a great assortment of pool and beach toys, beach chairs and a cart to take them to and from the beach. The only additional charge will be for propane if guest chooses to heat the pool and or spa, October-May.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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