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Private Island Paradise - Soulfully Peaceful 5* experience - Free Wi-Fi, kayak!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located on a private island within the gates of the Colleton River Club*, this cottage sits on one of the prettiest, most unique sites in the Hilton Head area. The 'Devil's Elbow Cottage' is nestled among ancient Live Oak trees overlooking the marshes and waters of the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge.

Enjoy the best of both worlds. Experience the Lowcountry Bluffton / Hilton Head region of years past yet be a short drive from all of the shopping and amenities of one of the world's foremost resort areas.

This very comfortable cottage has high ceilings and large windows that create a light atmosphere and lets you enjoy this special setting. Built in 1992 and recently updated, this little house sits adjacent to the 'main' house. They are the only houses on the island.

Listen to the warblers in the oaks and the snapping shrimp in the marsh below as you doze off for your afternoon nap on the screened porch. Buy seasonal vegetables from the organic farmer on the island before he goes to the farmer's market.

Set the crab trap from the dock or cast a net for shrimp and enjoy the seafood bounty of the Lowcountry. Sight fish for Redfish from a kayak on the flats of the adjacent islands. See hhionthefly on youtube for fishing video filmed in our back yard!

If the natural world gets to be too much for you it is a ten minute drive to highway 278 and all of the shopping, dining, golf and beaches you could desire. Visit the galleries of Bluffton's old town. Take the beautiful drive to Charleston or spend a day in Savannah or Beaufort.

*Colleton River Club is a private community and the amenities are for the use of members and their guests only.

Keywords: waterfront, private, golf, tennis, dock, kayaking, boating, biking, nature walks

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

You will not be bothered by noisy landscaping equipment. We try to do all of our mowing and blowing while guests are away.


Bluffton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) 1 King bed, master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) 2 Queen beds, upstairs bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(46 traveler reviews)

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Private Island Paradise - Soulfully Peaceful 5* experience - Free Wi-Fi, kayak!
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews

Low Country Comfort

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place. Quiet and secluded yet minutes from everything you may need or want. A beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Beautiful cottage in a secluded setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Devil's Elbow cottage. The house is charming--so many windows looking out onto the gorgeous property. The screened porch was a huge plus!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away peaceful location that’s still close to plenty of activities.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Devil’s Elbow Cottage in splendid maritime forest setting.

  • 5 of 5

This very attractive cottage has all the amenities - comfortable, attractive, well maintained. We two couples spent four nights there in mid winter. The weather treated us well, though too brisk to fully enjoy the marvelous screen porch but wonderful views from every window. Easy to access Old Town Bluffton, Pinckney Wildlife Refuge, and Daufuskie Island which we enjoyed. We tried four of the restaurants Mr. Cram recommended in the area and found them excellent.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

Private and quiet, small and lovely house located on an island on the shore of a salt marsh, surrounded by bird and small animal life galore, close to wildlife preserves, easy drive to towns (Bluffton and Hilton Head) for supplies and dining. Peter and Leisa are responsive, gracious hosts. You will want to come back again and again!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Beautiful island, a great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 5 days with our family and this cute little cottage. It was perfect for getting away from it all. I enjoyed sitting out on the porch and watching the sunset.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Old Town Bluffton
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Hilton Head National
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Longhorn Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
1770 Miles
Vail, CO
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Fish Haul Creek Park, Hilton Head
Car: necessary

Great birding and wildlife viewing; nature walks; Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, Victoria Bluff Heritage Preserve and Waddell Mariculture Center all nearby; day trips to historic Savannah, Beaufort and Charleston; kayaking; paddle boarding; crabbing; shrimping, fishing; swimming in an awesome saltwater creek; miles of inland waters for boating; close to the Intra-Coastal Waterway; short drive to shopping, restaurants and all of the amenities of Hilton Head


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage insurance $49
cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

$125 per night fee for over 4 people
Easter, July4th - 7 night min $2310 inclusive of tax and cleaning fee

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.