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Awesome Harborfront Townhouse on the marina...LATE SUMMER CANCEL 25% OFF

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.


Mike & Sue

Keywords: condo, townhouse, villa

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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 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!


Shelter Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Awesome Harborfront Townhouse on the marina...LATE SUMMER CANCEL 25% OFF
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews

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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful 50th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Shelter Cove. This was a beautiful condo. It is exactly as the pictures and description show, which is not always the case. It was clean and well stocked with everything we needed. The two decks each presented with a different view from a huge sun dial, from one deck and a beautiful view of the harbour, from the other deck. The walk around the harbour was enjoyable and relaxing. There is a nice selection of places to eat and shops to browse in. Dolphin, fishing trips and boat rentals. Everything is at your doorstep. What a great 50th anniversary with many wonderful memories. Mike Holman, the owner, was absolutely wonderful in keeping in contact with us and answering all our questions. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday with everything right at your fingertips, you have found it!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Experience & Views!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay in Shelter Cove, even though we've vacationed on HHI for over 10 yrs. It was a wonderful experience and this villa was great. It was beautifully decorated (felt like a home and not a rental), kitchen was well stocked, and the location/views were great. Breakfast on the terrace facing Neptune each morning is how I love to start my day. Happy hour on the terrace facing the Marina and sunset, relaxing with our dog after her ocean swim ended the day perfectly. We truly enjoyed our stay and Mike and Sue are very personable and friendly. We look forward to booking with them in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property in Hilton Head

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse in Harboufront II at Shelter Cove in the centre of Hilton Head Island is an excellent vacation rental property. The onsite facilities - restaurants, shopping, harbour activities - add to the convenience of the central location. The views of the harbour are quite magnificent and the twin patios add to the feeling of space in the unit. The townhouse is well appointed and has been carefully looked after by the owners. The household amenities are as described in the listing and quite adequate for a short term stay. The owner was very communicative and responsive to all of our questions. While it was not an issue for us, the staircase to the bedroom was steep and narrow and would present difficulties for less mobile individuals. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Cancellation!

  • 5 of 5

We had to cancel at the very last minute due to a very sick dog - Tess. Mike made every effort to re-rent our time and managed to salvage some of our investment. More importantly, as a dog owner himself, Mike understood our distress about Tess and was very supportive during this process. So, we never did get to see this fabulous condo, but we intend to. But if you care about both "the deal" and who you are dealing with, this is the property for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Y'all, Thanks so much for the nice write-up. We get very few cancellations. But for all sorts of reasons, they do happen now and then. So sorry you had to be one of them. We do our best to re-rent. On the short notice in your case we were only able to book part of the month. Glad we were able to do that and refund what we could to you. You've been great to deal with. Now that the health issues are hopefully past you, we absolutely look forward to hearing from you to book another stay. Best, Mike & Sue
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Beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour Views!

  • 5 of 5

This villa is conveniently located mid-island with beautiful views of Shelter Cove Marina. We've stayed in several locations at Hilton Head and this is one of our favorites! The villa is recently renovated and has all the comforts of home - full kitchen, washer/dryer, two balconies (yes two!), and plenty of seating in the living area to watch the huge TV (perfect for rainy days!). The circular staircase leading to the master bedroom was a cool feature! We didn't have time to try out the whirlpool tub - hopefully on our next visit. Everything in the villa was as advertised - it was clean, comfortable and quiet!! We couldn't hear the neighbors at all! You will hear some of the chatter from folks walking around the harbor or from the boats - it's all part of the charm of staying at the marina!

There is so much to do at Shelter Cove - you can walk to all of the essentials! Grab your morning coffee and croissant downstairs at the Social Bakery (complete with dog biscuits for your pooch!). Then enjoy an afternoon stroll around the harbor shopping at a few of the boutique shops or a short walk over to the Mall at Shelter Cover for more shopping! There are several nice restaurants at the Harbor and at the Mall - all within walking distance - so you can enjoy a nice bottle of wine with dinner without having a designated driver!

If you're traveling with your friendly dog, this is a great location! Our dog made several new friends and got lots of exercise walking around the harbor and the mall! The only grassy spots for bathroom breaks were located outside of the secured parking area. The good news is there is a convenient doggy bag dispenser and trash bin on the way out the gate!

Mike and Sue were great! They responded quickly to all of our questions. You can tell they view the villa as their home away from home too! We look forward to staying here on our next trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Aug 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Feb 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.
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