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WINTER AVAILABILITY...Awesome Harborfront Townhouse on the marina

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Shelter Cove Villa Rental Photos and Description

1 Bdrm with queen sleeper, air mattress available, 1.5 Baths,(Sleeps 2+2+)


What a great vacation you're bound to have! We have a very nicely decorated and very comfortable 1 bedroom townhouse right in the heart of the Shelter Cove Marina, which is a part of the well known Palmetto Dunes Plantation. Shelter Cove is Hilton Head's largest marina.

OUR TOWNHOUSE IS A CORNER UNIT WITH AWESOME FULL HARBOR VIEWS. The living area has a dining room with a greenhouse window wall and a glass top table with seating for 6. You'll also be amazed when you see the 2 walls of glass in the living our place a terrific bright and open feeling.

Not just 1 but 2 balconies to that has some morning sun and a great view of Shelter Cove's courtyard and the 14' bronze statue of Neptune...and a nice view of some of the harbor too. The other balcony has fabulous full views of the marina and, in season, great afternoon sun and beautiful evening sunsets. Also during the high season, you also get a weekly fireworks display over the harbor...and you have a front row seat from your balcony.

Our kitchen has recently been remodeled. New cognac colored cabinets, granite tops and all stainless appliances.

For all of you that like to bring your best friend along, WE ARE PET FRIENDLY, as long as we understand and agree to the dog or cat you'd like to bring along...must be well behaved & trained. Sorry, declawed cats only.

Shelter Cove is a very popular place for vacationers. Waters sports (fishing, kayaking, sightseeing, etc), lots of stores for shopping and a ton of restaurants all around the harbor, most with al fresco dining...even a restaurant that offers a 'doggie menu' for your pooch to eat along side of you!

Most of the harbor front restaurants offer al fresco dining with live entertainment. There's even an amphitheater/pavilion maybe 100' away from our balcony that has live entertainment for you during the high's very popular and gathers a nice crowd...and it's great fun for the kids too.

In season, there is a free shuttle 'buggy' that will pick you up right next to our building. It takes you around the Palmetto Dunes Plantation including our private beach house and the country store. And just a few blocks away from the marina is the new Shelter Cove Town Centre. An outdoor mall of stores, restaurants, park, entertainment pavilion and a huge Kroger's to do your grocery shopping.

We are part of the Palmetto Dunes Preferred Rentals Program. As our guest, you'll receive a special ID that entitles you to discounted golf, tennis, bike rentals, even kayak & canoe rentals in Palmetto Dunes. You can enjoy the extensive lagoon system in your kayak or canoe, even try your luck with some fishing. This ID card is one of the perks you get renting from us.

And if you like theater, there's a playhouse only 1 block away. You can also rent a bike right from the marina...go all around the marina and Shelter Cove...even bike from Shelter Cove through the tunnel and under highway 278 and see the rest of the Palmetto Dunes Plantation!

Our townhouse is large. It has almost 1,300sf of living space. The villa is nicely decorated and very comfortable...more like a year 'round place to live than a rental unit. As you enter, there's a powder room, then the kitchen. The dining room is ahead with a greenhouse window wall. Then as you pass by the open kitchen with counter and stools, you see the expansive living area with 2 walls of glass and the 2 balconies. And there's a queen sleeper sofa in the living room for the kids or your guests to use. If you let us know in advance, we can provide an air mattress...some of our guests have enjoyed using it on the balcony when the weather is comfortable to sleep out there.

To get upstairs to the master bedroom suite, up the spiral staircase. Once you're upstairs, you'll find a huge master bedroom with a sitting nook and a large platform whirlpool tub that's open to the bedroom. There's also a vanity with double sink and a separate area with the shower and toilet.

We offer rentals throughout the year. Weekly prices run from $890 to $1,190 depending on the time of the year and if your week is during a holiday or special event like the Heritage Golf tournament. At the end of your stay, there is a cleaning charge of $90. We also offer discounts on multiple week stays and deeper discounts on monthly stays, especially during the winter months for all of you 'snow birds'.

We accept personal and bank checks. We also accept credit card payments through Paypal. Payment via Paypal and Homeaway are subject to an additional service charge.

By the way, for all of you TV buffs we now have we have a 55' big screen LED-HDTV with DVD in the living room and a 40' big screen LCD-HDTV in the bedroom. Both have the preferred channel lineup.

And for all of you that can't leave your computer at home, we now have internet in the villa.

Another by the way, we also have a beautiful 2 bedroom villa just 3 doors away from our townhouse. If you have family or friends that you're looking to vacation with you and you need to rent more than 1 villa, why not consider both of ours. If interested, see VRBO #314006. It's also pet friendly.


Mike & Sue

Keywords: condo, townhouse, villa

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016
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About The Owner

Hi, we're Sue & Mike, the owners. We have owned our nearby 2 bedroom villa for about 1 year. Then while we were vacationing in the 2 bedroom this past get away from the terrible winter the northeast was having...we saw this townhouse. We were blown away at how nice it was. We liked everything about it. We wasted no time to buy it. Now we'd like to share our beautiful villa with you! We're sure you will completely enjoy your stay, whether for a week, month or the entire winter.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2011

Why The Owner chose Palmetto Dunes Plantation

Shelter Cove is a fun place to stay. Every conceivable sort of water sport, fantastic atmosphere. Seems like something is going on all the time, whether on the harbor or in Shelter Cove. Never boring. You can easily stay at Shelter Cove for a week's vacation. Between all the things to do and see, restaurants to go to and plenty of live entertainment, you don't have to leave the harbor. except of course to spend some time at our beach. But of course you will, Hilton Head has too much to offer to ignore.

What makes this villa unique

Views, sunrises, sunsets...and more views. Then watch the big screen inside!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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WINTER AVAILABILITY...Awesome Harborfront Townhouse on the marina
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Pittsburgh, PA

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay in this condo and it was just as perfect this summer as it was 2 years ago... and with some updates this time around too! The view and location are just perfect! I have been vacationing in Hilton Head since I was two years old, and I feel like I have explored every bit of the island but there are always new things to do. Shelter Cove is the place to be now! Mike and Sue are terrific, reliable, and quick to respond. The condo looks and smells very clean. The kitchen is very well equipped, more so than any other place I have stayed. The patio overlooking the harbor is the perfect place to watch the Tuesday night fireworks, and the ceiling fan on the covered porch makes it a comfortable place to sit at any time of day. We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been coming to Hilton Head for about 18 years and always wanted to stay in Shelter Cove. The condo is just as advertised great location, unbelievable views of the Harbor and everything you need is supplied at the unit. We even brought of 2 1/2 year old black lab who enjoyed the beach along with the location on the harbor. Mike and Sue were very quick to respond but also followed up after our trip to make sure we had a great time. That is the first time in 18 years I have experienced that type of hospitality!

We will certainly be back and look forward to next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Marina Life at its FINEST!!

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming to Hilton Head for 15 years and have always rented a house on N. Forest beach. This year we wanted to try the Marina life to see how it compared. We had always enjoyed everything about Shelter Cove so the choice of location was easy. We couldn't have picked a better condo in a better location. We were right in the middle of everything with a front row seat for the Tuesday fireworks. Shop, restaurants, live music, all with private parking and an elevator ride away with a view of all the boats in the marina was exactly what we had hoped for. The condo was everything we expected and more. Thanks Mike for a great vacation

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Roanoke VA

Lovely, Comfortable, Scenic, Cooperative, Attractive, Energized, Bright

  • 5 of 5

I & my fur baby Dante JUST completed a week's stay at this delightful & super scenic villa. What a pleasure this rental process & resulting recreational time was. The owners are responsive, available, thorough, friendly, and very professional all of this and EASILY accessible by email and phone. Upon arrival I found the beach 'home' for my stay crisp, clean, tastefully decorated & prepared with ample linens, toiletry/kitchen disposable aids (i.e. paper plates, wraps, toilet tissue, tissues, paper towels), some food staples etc; all of this sure gives the get in & begin relax/letting go process more swift flow. The owners offer very clear and precise information about arrival, complex amenities, HHI in general all of this. The villa is located just one unit over from the elevator & at that elevator as well as in other corners of the gated parking lot are disability parking spaces which really help accessibility in coming/going, definitely arrival/departure; as I have a neuromuscular disorder dystonia making sustained muscle exertion limiting/painful. The unit does have an open spiral staircase to the upstairs master bedroom/bath, these stairs are quite lovely actually pictured in some of the photos, and though suitable for my needs do be aware if coping with a disability to consider if they present a limitation for your specific needs; might share a really smart decor & safety addition on these steps is they are carpeted on each step which minimizes sounds & potential for slipping, a great planning addition. The villa has two walls literally of glass/sliding door entry providing such cheerful natural energy and large, furnished decks providing stunning views of marina sunsets/rises, fireworks events & chance to hear the entertainment in Shelter Cove. Shelter Cove is a great central, activity focused location on HHI & being a part of the Palmetto Dunes Plantation there is a shuttle service within the plantation to help with beach access etc during the height of traffic season & times. I have actually already pursued renting from these folks on a future occasion. The master bedroom is comfortable, great jacuzzi sunken tub w/ mirrored walls, spacious, ample closet space w/ mirrored doors, decorations all about make a great atmosphere. For those that travel with pets or not either one & possibly wonder about the housekeeping measures between pet guests totally comprehensive & inviting. I recommend this property wholeheartedly.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic condo in prime marina location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 13 year old son and dog stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have stayed in many VRBO places and I am quite picky and this place was perfect. Clean, updated kitchen, awesome location above shops and restaurants in Shelter Cove. Plenty of room to stretch out on main level with bedroom upstairs but be careful going up the spiral staircase (probably not good for an elderly person but otherwise it was fine). Owner was excellent with getting back to me usually within one hour. Loved the 2 balcony setup as this is a corner unit which allows a lot of light to come through. you can even talk to people down below in the marina and you can actually get to meet some of the boat owners there which I did. We have stayed in many other locations on Hilton Head and have found this spot to fit our style of travel the best. You can drive or bike across 278 to the beach or if you just want to hang out by the marina or small pool there you can do that. At least 4 good quality restaurants at your doorstep and nice shops (we love Nash Gallery and always bring back art from this shop) right underneath you. Very comfortable furniture for reading or napping or watching TV. Upstairs bed is very comfortable and downstairs has a sleeper sofa although my son just slept on the floor with blankets and was fine. We would definitely come back here again and if you like boats and the marina life and being close to some of the nicest shops and restaurants on HHI then I would recommend you stay here. I have a feeling we will be back here.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Excellent pet friendly Villa Choice

  • 5 of 5

Rented this villa for Thanksgiving week of 2015. It was an absolute pleasure to rent from Mike and Sue, they went out of their way to make the stay special. The villa has everything you could need for your stay and the dogs felt welcome at this location rather than just allowed. Communication was great, and anything that would come up was handles quickly and efficiently. The villa is in excellent condition and the location is great; easy walking distance to shelter cove park and shop area not to mention the many restaurant and store right below you. The beach is also a rather pleasant walk away, while everything else on the island is just a short drive as you are in the center of everything. I whole hardheartedly recommend this rental to couples or a small family looking for a Hilton Head getaway,

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Hilton Head Island or Savannah GA
Nearest Barpub
7 restaurants on Shelter Cove
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
3 courses in our plantation
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 278 (William Hilton Parkway)
Nearest Restaurant
7 restaurants on Shelter Cove
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
In our Palmetto Dunes Plantation
Car: recommended

In high season, weekly fireworks display over the harbor. Enjoy a 'front row seat' from our balcony.


Rates & Availability

Shelter Cove Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 28 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $90
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rental prices do not include state & local accommodation taxes or housekeeping fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Shelter Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 1.5+...In master bedroom - a full bath area with double vanity, shower and toilet plus separate platform whirlpool tub. Downstairs there's a 1/2 bath with sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed and a queen sleeper sofa for up to 4 guests. There's an available air mattress on request for 2 more guests (suitable for kids).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
full harbor view, sunrise & sunset views during season, 2 walls of glass & 2 balconies in living area, platform whirlpool in master bedroom, greenhouse window in dining room

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