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Amazing Eclipse View! - Great Reviews - Family-Friendly - Big Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

UPDATE: Our home is less than 100 miles from the center of the total solar eclipse on August 21. Stay at our home and get a once-in-a-lifetime view of this phenomenon!

Fantastic location in Sea Pines - rated Deluxe by the Sea Pines Resort - big heatable private pool - three large bedrooms with 1 king and 4 queen beds - sleeping capacity of 12 - three and a half bathrooms - two spacious and comfortable living areas - family-friendly - our home has everything you need for the perfect vacation!

Located on prestigious 18 Baynard Cove in the world-famous Sea Pines Resort, you get easy access to everything Sea Pines has to offer. It’s only a short five-minute walk to a wide, private and uncrowded Atlantic Ocean beach, an eight-minute bike ride to South Beach Marina, and a four-minute drive to legendary Harbour Town.

To see great comments from families who have stayed at our home before, click on the 'Reviews' link near the top of this page. And also click the 'Manager Info' link and scroll down to Guestbook Comments area to see over 50 additional comments guest have written in our Guest Book. Reading what others (including many repeat visitors) have said about our home is the best advertising!

Did you ever rent a home and wonder, “This could really be a great place if the owners would make just a few changes or thought more about what their guests really need?' We wondered that, too. Well, look no further. We’re the owners who actually DID all those little things that make your vacation so much more enjoyable.

Our attention to detail makes our home different from so many others. It’s the little things like extra silverware and plates, tons of utensils and cups, extra pots and pans, new electronics (TVs and DVD players in EVERY room), surround sound speakers for late-night movies, new furniture, motion-sensing outdoor lights, lighted pool, clean air vents (not those dusty lint traps!), extra-large capacity washer and dryer (both less than 4 years old), creative art work and ceiling fans in all rooms, and luggage racks in all bedrooms. We even labeled every light switch so you don't spend half of your vacation trying to figure out how to turn on the outside flood lights. These are just some of the little things that make your vacation that much better but have a hard time finding!

Our secluded setting on a quiet street gives you privacy you won’t find in a condo or villa. Get the beach access you want without the beach home prices! And we're just 1.5 miles from South Beach Marina, Harbour Town, and the Plantation Club.

Our single-level home (no stairs!) features a large kidney-shaped pool with a generous shallow end for kids. For an additional charge the pool can be heated for year-round use. Five lounges surround the pool for tanning and relaxing. Six additional chairs and a large table sit on a Trex deck that has a distinctive palmetto tree growing through it. There is also a brand-new large Weber gas grill (bought in February 2016) by the pool and plenty of grilling utensils in the kitchen.

Our smoke-free home has a very open floor plan with high ceilings and bright, large rooms. All rooms have ceramic tile floors and remote-control ceiling fans. The great room has a large sectional sofa, leather chair, and ottoman. It has a wet bar and a terrific view of the pool. It also has an entertainment center with a 46" LCD widescreen TV, DVD/CD player, VCR, cable TV, surround sound Bose speakers, and an assortment of recent videos and DVDs. We even have an iPod cable attached to our stereo system so you can listen to your music on our indoor or poolside speakers.

The den has a queen-size sleeper sofa, love seat, desk, 43" LCD TV, DVD player, and a variety of board and card games. Free wireless Internet access is also available.

As of February 2016 all bedrooms have brand new pillows, mattress pads, comforters, and coverlets.

The spacious master bedroom suite has a king-size bed, 37" LCD TV, DVD player, two large closets, and a large bathroom that was completely remodeled in January, 2011 with 2 sinks and a huge walk-in shower with a rainhead. A second very large bedroom contains two queen-size beds, 37" LCD TV, DVD player, large dresser, generous closet, and a private bathroom. The third bedroom also has two queen-size beds, a wall-mounted 24" TV/DVD combo, large designer closet, and a big bathroom that is also accessible from a hallway. All bedrooms have digital clocks, creative art work, luggage racks, and plenty of space to spread out.

The kitchen features a six-chair circular table on one end of the room and a three-stool breakfast bar on the other end that borders the great room. There is also a dining room with 6 chairs and a glass table. Plenty of plates, glasses, utensils, cookware, and ovenware are provided. It also includes a microwave, washer/dryer, coffee maker, electric can opener, refrigerator with water/ice dispenser, dishwasher, and a blender for making those tasty frozen drinks.

Our open floor plan, multiple eating areas, oversized rooms, and large pool make this an ideal home for more than one family to share without feeling the least bit crowded!

Among the many amenities of being a Sea Pines guest, you have easy access to:

• Sights and sounds of Harbour Town

• Restaurants and shops of South Beach Marina

• Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point, and Ocean golf courses

• 2 hours of free tennis daily at the Sea Pines Racquet Club

• Sea Pines Beach Club

• Discounts on shopping, dining, golf, tennis, and other sports activities within the Sea Pines resort

• Private, hard white sand beach ideal for biking, beach combing, jogging, Frisbee, paddleball, and building the perfect sand castle

• Full service spa, biking on 25 miles of paths, fitness center, fishing, crabbing, horseback riding at Lawton Stables, dolphin-watching trips, water-skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, sailing, shelling, miniature golf, sea kayaking, beach/ocean/nature/forest eco-tours, kids adventure tours, and much more!

We answer e-mails and phone calls VERY quickly, so contact us today!

More Details

Property Manager
Jim and Karen Koewler
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

About Jim and Karen Koewler

Our first visit to Hilton Head Island was in 1997 and we knew right away it would become our family's favorite place to go! We went back to the island every year and along the way we kept a list of everything we wanted (and did not want) in a home if we ever had the chance to purchase one. Traveling with little kids and older kids, we figured out exactly what works and doesn't work for a family vacation and we made it our mission to find a home of our own on the island that our family and guests could enjoy for years to come. After weeks of searching, this home fell into our laps and had everything we wanted! Jim grew up in Ohio and went to high school and college in the Buffalo and Rochester areas in New York. Karen was born and raised in southern Minnesota. We have been married for 24 years and live just outside of Minneapolis (which is another reason why we like to go to the warm island as often as we can).

Jim and Karen Koewler purchased this house in 2003

Why Jim and Karen Koewler chose Sea Pines

We loved the location, layout, and amenities of the home the first time we saw it! For starters, it is in the world-famous and award-winning Sea Pines Resort which pretty much speaks for itself. We are right in the middle of every major attraction in the resort (Harbour Town Marina, South Beach, Plantation Club, all 3 golf courses) and we are just a 5-minute walk to the beach. And bike paths that cross all over the island are right near our home.

The home is on one level (no stairs) with tile floors in all rooms. No carpet to get wet or sandy after days on the beach or in the pool! All the rooms are very large and flow together very well. We have 2 air conditioners and 2 large hot water heaters so no matter where you are in our home, you are comfortable. We're also in a quiet neighborhood on one of most prestigious roads in the resort due to its location on the east side of Baynard Cove. Most of the homes on our road are private residences (not rentals) so there is very little traffic and it is very quiet and relaxing!

We have had groups of many sizes (from 2 to 12) and we've even had a wedding performed in our living room and another couple get engaged at our home! We have also had many repeat guests over the years which is the best evidence you can get that our home meets or exceeds their needs!

What makes this house unique

Our attention to detail is what makes our home different from many others. We can be pretty picky and so we took great care to ensure everything in our home is geared towards comfort, cleanliness, usefulness, and creativity. High-quality mattresses, big sofas, local artwork, tons of kitchen utensils/cookware/glasses, gas grill, outdoor seating...we did just about everything we could think to make your stay the best it can be!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our thanks to you for providing a great place for family to gather. The house was lovely and offered plenty of space for both quiet and active areas. We loved having the pool, took many bikes rides, enjoyed the beach and many restaurants with their wide choice of seafood (quite a treat)! Oh, and the shopping was great! We'll be back again, I'm sure (some of our group have a LONG history with HHI). Kayaking was great, too - very informative about the ecology and sea life of this area.
Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Harbout Town Golf Links
Nearest Beach
0.33 Miles
Atlantic Ocean
Nearest Point of Interest
Harbour Town Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
South Beach Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Pines Welcome Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Our home is here at 18 Baynard Cove!
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Pines Plantation Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Lawton Stables


Heritage Woods House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) Located in the master suite. Queen size Beds (4) 2 queen beds are located in each of the other 2 bedrooms. Sleeper Sofa purchased in January, 2010 located in the den.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Indoor/Outdoor Bose Speakers, Wet Bar


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Amazing Eclipse View! - Great Reviews - Family-Friendly - Big Pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 62 reviews

Great layout, location and pool

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your home with our daughter's family of 4. Our granddaughter's LOVED the pool with the waterfall and thought it was the best part of HHI. Haha. The layout was just perfect for our families, and very comfortable. The location to the beach was great and an easy walk. We also enjoyed riding bikes to South Beach and Sea Pines Beach Club and others. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Cindy P.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many places in Sea Pines and this was the BEST! The house is in a perfect location and has everything needed for a relaxing vacation. The pool is great, the beach is close and the owner is fantastic to work with! We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love seeing comments like the one from Cindy! Our goal has always been (and will always be) to make our home and your vacation as comfortable and worry-free as possible. Our reservation process couldn't be simpler, and we're always available to answer any questions you have. Whether it's recommending restaurants, bike rental companies, golf courses, or how to manage the summer crowds at the local grocery stores, we're here for you! And if you decide to extend your vacation like Cindy did, we make it super-easy! With over 110 happy reservations in the past 7 years, we like to think we're doing things the right way. :) Thanks for reading this, and we hope to see you as a future guest in our home! Jim and Karen
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This house is a gem for a...

  • 5 of 5

This house is a gem for a family vacation. Very well equipped and very comfortable.Great location. We had a wonderful week here.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2007
  • Stayed: Mar 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We stayed in this home fo...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for a week in July of 2004. It was perfect for our needs. We have two young children who loved the pool and having a TV in their bedroom at night. The one floor layout was also good for my older parents. The beach is a quick 5 minute walk which made it easy for both my children and parents to enjoy the beach and the outside shower was really great for getting the sand off when we returned. South Beach was just a quick bike ride and the bike paths even made it a fairly quick ride to the horse stables and Harbor Town. Overall, it was a great week in a great house. The owners were also very pleasant and good to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2004
  • Stayed: Aug 2004
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Note that sales tax and pool heating are not included in the rates shown. Rates do include Housekeeping charges. Rates may be higher than listed during Heritage Week.

Payments for most reservations in 2017 are made directly to the homeowners. A 50% refundable deposit (if cancelled more than 30 days in advance) confirms a reservation. Final payment is due 30 days before check-in. For some reservations, the homeowner will contact the Sea Pines Resort and the resort will contact the guest to collect a 30% deposit with the remaining payment due at check-in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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