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Water View Cottage - Private Island- Colleton River Plantation

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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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(37 traveler reviews)

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Water View Cottage - Private Island- Colleton River Plantation
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the cottage. Very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage at Colleton River is an amazing property! On top of that Peter and his wife are very great owners. My wife and I enjoyed a short getaway at their property in July '17 and immediately were overjoyed with the amount of nature and pristine beauty that surrounded the property. Conveniently located right outside of Hilton Head, we actually spent more time in Bluffton and spending time around this property than we did heading into Hilton Head. That said, bring your bikes, your camera and some board games. Then settle in enjoy time at this one of a kind place!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this very wonderful and amazing place. Peter was a charming and generous host.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, unique, and perfect place for nature lovers.

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I have stayed at vacation homes all around the country over a period of several years. Few stand out. To say this one stood out for us is an understatement.

The island itself is beautiful. It is peaceful and yet full of life. Spanish moss hanging from live oaks, tall pines, palmettos, deer, numerous types of birds and other animals make for a unique place to stay.

We love to fish, and the dock was great. Caught several kinds of fish and my son hooked about an 8 foot alligator (although I understand they are rare in the saltwater). Caught shrimp with a cast net, baited the crab trap with shrimp, and ate fresh shrimp and crab. Sunrise at the dock is beautiful. We all had a great time kayaking.

The house is simple and relaxing. The view from the master bedroom is incredible. We all fell asleep one night on the screened in porch with a nice breeze and all the sounds of the marsh.

Some great restaurants in Bluffton are only a few miles away, and the beach at Hilton Head is not far.

Peter is there to answer questions and offer help, but he and his family leave you to yourselves to explore and do as you wish.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 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 Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $400

$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.

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