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Charming, Family-friendly, 4br/ba Beach House Just Steps From The Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Third Row 4br/ba Beach Home With Secluded Pool - Sleeps 10

Palmetto Tides is the perfect place to enjoy the many unique amenities of Hilton Head Island, all within the comfort and serenity of our perfectly located beach retreat. As the owners of this wonderful home, we are committed to providing families with an unforgettable vacation experience.

Located within the private Palmetto Dunes Resort, this third row beach home comfortably sleeps 10, with a spacious pool and best of all a secluded beach path leading right out of the backyard just steps from the ocean, without ever crossing a street! Perfect for families and large groups, special occasions or 'just because' get-aways. We hope you'll share the experience with us as we build new memories into the history of this wonderful home away from home.

Our home has a spacious, open concept living area with vaulted 2 story ceilings, complete with a comfy wrap-around couch to fit even the largest families while viewing our 50'' flat screen hdtv on family movie night.

Cook a delicious family meal in our well-equipped kitchen. Enjoy it together in our dining room or move outside to the screened-in porch or deck overlooking the large pool area on a beautiful South Carolina evening.

On the first floor, you'll also find a comfortable bedroom with twin beds for the kids and access to a full bath. This unique bath can also be entered from the main living area and screened in porch. Across the hall is a master bedroom with a king size bed and en suite bath. All of the bedrooms have flat screen hdtvs.

Stepping outside, enjoy our elevated deck with a view of the private and spacious backyard area with a large, piano shaped pool. The pool deck is equipped with plentiful patio furniture to enjoy comfortable days in the sun.

Moving back inside, walk up the open staircase to two bedrooms with king size beds, en suite full baths and 36' flat screen tvs with beautiful views overlooking the pool and backyard..

For beach lovers and families alike, the highlight of the property is the direct, backyard access to a semi-private beach path. Just a minutes' walk and you have arrived to the beautiful beach without ever crossing a street! Take advantage of the 100 yard walk to the beach to witness the picturesque Hilton Head sunrises and sunsets. When you return, rinse off at the outdoor shower and take a dip in the pool.

Take a short walk down the beach to The Dunes House beachfront restaurant and bar to enjoy a drink, a meal and some live music. Ride bikes on the beach or take a trip to the General Store to enjoy some soft serve. Need a break from the sun? Enjoy your beach read on the covered front porch complete with porch rockers.

Just a short ride away you will find many different activities. In the resort, there are 3 critically acclaimed world class golf courses for the golfers in the family. Adjacent to the golfer's paradise you'll also find plentiful tennis courts as well as direct access to 11 miles worth of man-made salt water lagoons. Enjoy kayak and canoe excursions, as well as chartered fishing trips to catch the massive redfish and elusive tarpon that call the lagoons their home. Near the resort, guests can enjoy shopping, restaurants, mini golf and more at the newly renovated Shelter Cove, world renowned Harbour Town, and Coligny Plaza.

This property offers the perfect vacation balance with beach relaxation, outdoor adventures and a plethora of lowcountry food options. Rainy day at the beach? The home is fully equipped with wireless internet access and premium cable television to keep your family connected and entertained!

Join us for your next vacation and make our home your beach retreat for years to come!

More Details

Mary Lavezza
Member since: 2013
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018

About Mary Lavezza

Hilton Head Island has always been a special place for my family. For over 30 years it has served as a winter getaway, dating back to the 1970’s when my late parents from Detroit, Michigan owned and enjoyed their own HHI property in Shipyard Plantation. The island provided years of wonderful memories with my children when we would go visit Grandma and Grandpa. Days were filled with playing on the beach collecting shells and sand dollars, feeding turtles, spotting alligators and shopping at charming Coligny Plaza.

After many years and additions, my family returned to Hilton Head in May of 2013 and fell in love with the island all over again. The younger generation relived old memories and rode bikes on the beach while others fished and hit the links on one of the many championship golf courses.

When we came upon the amazing opportunity to bring 96 Mooring Buoy into our family, we saw a chance to share our love of the island with others. My family and I are committed to helping you create the generations of Hilton Head memories like the ones we cherish so much.

Mary Lavezza purchased this house in 2013

Why Mary Lavezza chose Hilton Head Island

Our beach retreat offers the perfect balance between a secluded, relaxing vacation getaway and an exciting, activity filled beach excursion. This property is nestled in the heart of the most self-sustained and well equipped plantation in Hilton Head. Enjoy a round of golf in the morning, spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool or on the beach and take an evening walk (or bike ride!) down the beach to The Dunes House for a drink and some food.

What makes this house unique

The perfect location to the beach, charming interior, secluded pool and covered front porch with rockers are just a few things that we love about our home. Children never have to cross a street as they walk down the beach path and with a new ramp taking bikes on the beach is a breeze. The many amenities offered by the Palmetto Dunes Resort make it hard to leave!

Sitting in the spacious living room and enjoying family movie night or taking an evening drink outside onto the screened-in porch, the property immediately feels like home and is the perfect place for families to reunite. Life slows down in Palmetto Dunes, and the simple pleasures of a traditional lowcountry home make the little things that much sweeter!


Hilton Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Direct access to backyard pool/patio area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , First floor bedroom sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , First floor master suite with en suite full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2nd floor - 1 king , Master suite with en suite full bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 2nd Floor - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Master suite with en suite full bathroom and trundle daybed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming, Family-friendly, 4br/ba Beach House Just Steps From The Beach!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 48 reviews

Great family vacation home near the beach.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row staying at this house and it was great. There our three master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The kids were able to use the fourth bedroom that had a connecting bathroom. The pool was nice and big and while I wanted to get the kids down to the beach they loved the pool. I also liked the fact that the beach was just steps away and you did not have to cross a street. This is especially good for families with small kids in that you are close enough to make trips back to the house if needed. Both the owner and rental company were very quick to respond to any questions that I had. I would definitely recommend Palmetto Tides for a great hilton head rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio

Great Family House in Palmetto Dunes!

  • 5 of 5

96 Mooring Buoy is a wonderful home in Palmetto Dunes. Just returned home from our week there 6/23 - 6/30/18. Nicely equipped kitchen, 4 comfortable bedrooms, and a covered front porch with rocking chairs for morning coffee or a glass of wine after a day at the beach or the backyard pool. We especially enjoyed the quick and easy walk to the beach with our little grandchildren. No street to cross, just take the path right by the house! Everything at this house met or exceeded our expectations. We have been to Hilton Head and Palmetto Dunes many, many times and this was our favorite place to stay, by far! We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults/2 children spent 2 weeks at 96 Mooring Buoy and had a wonderful time. The weather was superb, the beach fantastic, and the house (very well equipped) was so comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the screened-in back porch. a welcome feature we had not had at previous HHI rentals. A small problem with the propane grill was fixed promptly by the property manager, Island Getaway, and the between-weeks linen exchange and cleaning were much appreciated. We certainly hated to leave when our time was up, but recommend this house highly.

The Nobles from Maryland and Tennessee

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying in this wonderful home and we will continue to come back. It is perfectly situated to enjoy all that Palmetto Dunes and HHI has to offer. The home is very well cared for and has all the amenities we need for our family. We can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice area, house needs work

  • 2 of 5

Overall the house was okay for our needs. The pictures were misleading as to the age an condition of the house. I am allergic to mold and after sleeping in the house the first night, I started sneezing and coughing. You can tell that the fresh paint was done to cover up the mold. Overall the house was nice, yard was maintained and the pool was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We understand that our home may not be for everyone but we take mold very seriously. We inspect our home several times throughout the year while making improvements and take loving care of our property. Our family’s and guest’s safety is always paramount to us and we work hard to keep our home in the best possible condition. We have never and would never paint over any signs of mold. Springtime on the Island brings a heavy amount of tree pollen and should be taken into consideration as to what may have caused an allergic reaction. This is our first negative review in 5 years of ownership and while we are disappointed our guests did not find their stay to be satisfactory, we appreciate the feedback.
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Nice relaxing time in a very quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in one of the more upscale areas of Hilton Head. Even though it is the third house from the beach, you can walk right out of the back yard onto a public beach access path and be at the beach in a minute. This is a big plus, since even though the beaches are public, the land right next to the beach is lined with private homes. All beach access is through a limited number of public paths. The farther you get from one of these paths, the longer your walk to the beach.

Beach cruiser bike rentals were also a big plus. These bikes are built to be ridden on the beach, which we did every day. Also the many wide bike paths around town allowed us to ride to stores and restaurants which we also did frequently.

The house itself is very comfortable with many places to sit and hang out including lounge chairs by the pool, seating in a screened in porch, rocking chairs on a front porch, and a large family room.

I would definitely recommend a stay at this very nice home.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
47.9 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
The Dunes House Oceanfront Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
Palmetto Dunes' 3 Award Winning Golf Courses
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
The Dunes House Oceanfront Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Palmetto Dunes Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the heart of Palmetto Dunes Resort and surrounded by countless amenities all within driving, bike riding and even walking distance. Gated plantation that offers various restaurants, three award winning golf courses and wonderful outdoor activities. Rent a kayak or paddle board and explore the 11 miles of lagoons. Charter a fishing trip for an exciting day filled with redfish and tarpon in the plantation lagoons or a trip for deep sea fishing leaving from the island. Even more convenient, walk the semi private path to the beach for surf casting. Go for a quiet bike ride around the plantation and on the beach. There is a charming general store just a short bike ride away for homemade breakfast sandwiches, ice cream, a candy bar, basic groceries, sunscreen, souvenirs and bait. Palmetto Dunes is also just minutes from the shopping at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Coligny Plaza, Harbour Town and the Tanger Outlets. The island also offer mini golf and other family friendly activities. Grocery stores are also close by as are many wonderful restaurants for either cooking at home or dining out. There is so much to do in Palmetto Dunes you can't help but fall in love!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Bookings for less than 7 days will incur an additional cleaning fee of $245.

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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