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Awesome Harborfront Townhouse on the Shelter Cove Marina

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,280 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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 $1,250 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.

During the remainder of 2017 and into the winter of 2018, there will be roof work. It will begin early November and will continue through the winter. There will be daytime activity during the week. Parking may be limited in our inside parking area. A section of the marina's parking area will be reserved for owner and guest use.


Mike & Sue

Keywords: condo, townhouse, villa

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

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 Shelter Cove

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!


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.


Shelter Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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 ...
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • 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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average rating of 4.909091 based on 44 reviews

Super nice!

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting HHI for almost 20 years and we've dealt with several rentals through those years, but none have been as accomodating as Mike and Sue. Very nice villa with 2 great views from the balconies. One overlooking Neptune and the other overlooking the harbour. Mike & Sue are great to work with and I would highly recommend them and their units to anyone. We have stayed in both their 2 bedroom villa and now their 1 bedroom villa and have been happy with both. Very clean and well maintained. I'm sure you will be happy with them too!

Jess & Kathy / TN

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Place

  • 5 of 5

The place we stayed at was lovely. It was well furnished and very comfy. The kitchen was well equipped for all our cooking needs. The condo had 2 patios which were really nice. The one was huge and was really nice to sit out and relax during the evening. Downstairs was a good selection of food and stores and the marina was pretty. Overall it is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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July 4th vacation week

  • 5 of 5

Overall this was a terrific experience.

Mike is a wonderful owner who is very quick to respond to interests in renting and the overall booking process. Very detail information was shared in regards to planning to do s during stay.

The condo is very spacious, and nicely decorated and the location is convenient to all your activities.

Would highly reccomend as this more than met our expectations.


Jackie Wood

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pine Island. MN

Mike and Sue are great hosts

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth stay at their condo in Shelter Cove every visit has been trouble free and totally pleasant

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location Dog friendly

  • 4 of 5

Great location

Lots of family activity and dog friendly

Would love to update interiors but very enjoyable and we will be back next year

Owners were gracious, great, and easy to work with

Marjorie and Dan Grabeel

Lynchburg, Va.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do believe my comments were taken wrong about the interior of this villa I am an interior designer in va. and as this is my profession in my mind I'm always decorating the places I am in .... houses, restaurants, offices etc... It most definitely does not mean not approving of this villas interiors.... Again great place Dog friendly Love all the family activities Great mid-island location My husband and I will definitely be back next year Great contact with owners Marjorie and dan Grabeel
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Parfait avec notre chien

  • 4 of 5

Pour notre 4 e vacances à HHI. Une villa sur 2 étages, une ambiance comme si nous étions chez des amis, 2 supers balcons: un ensoleillé le matin et l'autre en PM. Une cuisine bien équipée si vous souhaitez faire vos repas. L'emplacement est parfait : marina, piste cyclable, pleins de terrains de golf. 2 semaines magnifiques dans un environnement "pet friendly", nous avons aussi découvert le parc à chien au Chaplin park (10 min. En voiture) immense, clôturé, ombragé avec pleins d'amis à 4 pattes sympathiques.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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