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Water View Cottage - Private Island- Colleton River Plantation

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Located on a 150 acre private island within the gates of Colleton River Plantation*, 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 Plantation 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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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(41 traveler reviews)

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Water View Cottage - Private Island- Colleton River Plantation
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our weekend on Bear Island!!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had such a great weekend at the Bear Island cottage. The house is so lovely and inviting, the location is remote and quiet, and the views are breathtaking. It absolutely lived up to the billing! We will definitely come back and stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soulfully peaceful

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for total serenity, a place off the beaten path and a calming of your soul then this is your place.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2nd Time

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting. Just an awesome place. So relaxing. Can't wait to plan another visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the cottage. Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable get-away!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Hilton Head, and this cottage was really what we needed. The house was clean, well stocked with things we would need for our stay, secluded for privacy, and just a great place to relax. The views are great, and if you are looking for privacy, and a place to get away from the normal fast-paced life, then this is the place to do it.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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

cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

$125 per night fee for over 4 people
Easter, July4th - 7 night min $2310 inclusive of tax and cleaning fee
Payment by check preferred - 2.75% added for credit card payment

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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