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4 Beach Villa Palmetto Dunes - Direct Oceanfront 'Home' - not a highrise condo

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Professionally Renovated BEST OCEANFRONT VILLA on all of Hilton Head Island!

LOCATION, LOCATION!! This newly renovated villa - located directly on Hilton Head's BEST BEACH is the ONLY VILLA OF ITS KIND on all of Hilton Head Island!

Upscale and private it is closer to the ocean than any other location on the island. 'On-the-Beach' is a VILLA that feels like a private home! No Elevators! Park at your front door. All main living areas are ground level and lead to private terraces and your own sandy ‘backyard’. Enjoy OUTDOOR LIVING with seating areas, grill and dining. Stroll along your private path to the Beach and Ocean or relax on your huge 2nd floor oceanfront deck!

Please Click 'More Details' below for a full description.

Here, on Palmetto Dunes Beach you can sunbath, swim, ride bikes. Enjoy sunset walks and later take flashlights on a ‘turtle watch’ exploration!

This is ‘On-the-Beach’ in Hilton Head Island! Come and enjoy your very best LUXURY CAROLINA BEACH VACATION yet!!




VILLA 'On-the-Beach' is so unique! It offers the perfect combination of a modern upscale villa and the quaint feeling of a Carolina Beach ‘cottage’. Not your typical condo - it is attached on just one side and both bedrooms and main living area are all on one level - all rooms open to the beach & ocean. No elevators! Just step out to the sand!

Newly renovated with over 2000 sq. feet inside plus another 900 sq. feet of outdoor living areas – all direct oceanfront – makes this villa truly one-of-a-kind!

It enjoys a central great room with a brand new Kitchen, living and dining areas that all open to private terraces and the beach and ocean beyond.

There are 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, and a spectacular open stair and bridge walkway to the new LOFT / WET BAR & LOUNGE.

From this lounge there are big sliding glass doors leading to the 50 ft., long 400 sq. ft. OCEANFRONT DECK.

Just out the front door is a lovely – also newly renovated – pool area just for the guests of Beach Villas.

And being within PALMETTO DUNES you have easy access to hundreds of miles of bike / jogging paths; the lagoon system and the Resort’s famous golf courses and tennis facility.

The Marriott Hotel with entertainment and restaurants and the elegant Spa Soleil is a couple of hundred yards up the beach.

In the opposite direction – less than a couple of hundred yards – is the always fun DUNES HOUSE GRILL – serving lunch and dinner on the beachfront deck daily!

Just across the main road is Shelter Cove – also part of our Resort – where there are shops, restaurants and entertainment – including weekly fireworks. AND our villa offers special privileges for discounts on Kayak rentals, Court Times, Tee Times and more.


The KITCHEN is brand new and fully equipped. It is a convenient open galley style with custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances and is part of the great room. All areas walk out to a big covered terrace with gas grill, outdoor dining (for 6) and comfy seating. Everyone will gather around the granite island with a raised glass breakfast bar (for 3) and there is enough room so there are never 'too many cooks' in the kitchen!

The GREAT ROOM with its soaring ceilings is professionally decorated and includes a dining table for up to 8 people, a comfortable living area with leather sectional seating and flat screened TV plus a convenient desk with multiple charging stations - all with views of the ocean.

LOFT / WET BAR & LOUNGE - new in the renovation is a spectacular open stair and bridge walkway to a new open loft. Here, overlooking the great room / kitchen you’ll find a second living area, fully equipped with a wet bar and beverage fridge and 12 foot sliding glass doors to a spectacular oceanfront 50 foot long sundeck! This is where you’ll want to live! There are loungers for sunbathing, 2 bar height tables and seating for 6 – 8. This is a wonderful place to enjoy your coffee in the morning; watch the shrimp boats in the distance; take in the sights and activity on the beach below; relax in the sun; enjoy sunset cocktails and/or late night star gazing with the sounds of the surf. PLUS there is access from this deck to the comfortable TV Loft (also accessed from Bedroom 2 inside) where you can relax with TV or a good book and enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach and ocean.


BEDROOM 1 was also completely renovated. It features an exposed beam ceiling, a King Size 'plush top' bed and private covered terrace with lounge chairs. THE BATHROOM is brand new with a huge porcelain and stone walk in shower, double vanity sinks and a walk in closet.

BEDROOM 2 has two Queen size beds. PLEASE NOTE all the bedding - pillow top mattresses, bedspreads, etc. are all new as of September 2017! Bedroom 2 has its’ own bathroom with a tub / shower combination and a private covered terrace with comfortable seating. It also offers a loft sitting area with TV that opens to the second floor deck. This loft is accessed by a small steep staircase inside the bedroom as well as from the upper deck.


You'll love spending a week or two at the beach in this convenient and comfortable spot. And THIS BEACH IS THE BEST! At low tide there are several hundred yards of sand - perfect for jogging, bike riding, games, kite flying and just about anything else you can think of! You can reserve beach chairs and umbrellas (or take your own); go shelling, bird watching, and more! Plus just a couple of hundred yards up the beach is the always fun Dunes House Grill - with great food for lunch and dinner on their beachfront deck.



Our Villa is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival and we have a full time manager on call at all times – in case anything comes up that you need.

Our Villa is fully air conditioned. Offers high speed wifi throughout and a house phone with free long distance calls anywhere in the USA.

The Palmetto Dunes Resort has 24 hour gated security. And the Dunes Buggy - a free on demand shuttle throughout the resort!

There are bike and kayak rentals close by; a charming General Store for all your last minute needs and an excellent restaurant – Alexanders – all within walking distance.

The Marriott Hotel is a lovely spot for entertainment, restaurants and a wonderful Spa – it is right next door.



I promise to respond quickly and answer your questions and inquiries as fast as possible – from reservation to check in and check out.

I will provide all of your check in information at least 30 days prior to your arrival – to ensure a smooth arrival and great start to your vacation.

You will have contact phone numbers of our professional management team – just in case anything comes up that we can assist with.

PLEASE COME AND ENJOY the best beach vacation yet at ON-THE-BEACH!

Keywords: villa one level condo beachfront oceanfront Beach Villa

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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an awesome time at On-the-Beach. Everything was perfect ~ the weather, the beach, the sunrises, the shopping, searching for shark teeth (a favorite pastime for us and we found over 30!), etc.

Yesterday morning, while having coffee on the balcony and watching the

sun come up, we saw a deer running down the beach and dolphins

swimming very close to shore. Awesome!!

Your villa is lovely and very comfortable. The location is FANTASTIC! Many thanks for sharing it with us. We did not want to leave and are

already checking the calendar in hopes of returning soon.
Oct 2013
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Hilton Head Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Brand New! Double vanity sinks, special marble shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spacious, Opens to a Private Terrace and the Beach!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 new Queen beds, loft sitting area w/steep steps, terrace
  • King size beds (1) Bedroom 1 has a King size bed - new plush top mattress, Queen size Beds (2) Bedroom 2 has 2 brand new pillow top Queen beds with all new bedding - downstairs and (accessed with very steep steps) a sitting area loft with TV and access to 2nd floor Oceanfront deck
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
ON-THE-BEACH is tucked just inside the north gates of Palmetto Dunes Resort. In addition to the beach and ocean in your back yard, lovely pool area in the front, tennis and golf are just steps away; the Marriot Hotel next door offers evening entertainment and several choices of dining plus you can stroll a few hundred feet up the beach to it's full service Spa; The Dunes House Grill (a few hundred yards away) serves lunch and dinner on their beachfront deck; and a few minutes drive takes you to shops, Shelter Cove (weekly fireworks) and many restaurants. There are 3 wonderful grocery stores just out the front entrance of Palmetto Dunes - a huge Kroger, Whole Foods and a wonderful Fresh Market.


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4 Beach Villa Palmetto Dunes - Direct Oceanfront 'Home' - not a highrise condo
average rating of 4.9 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, was everything we hoped for

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for anything more.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property!!!! Fantastic Views!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Great customer service. A truly one of a kind property. You will not be disappointed with your choice to stay 'On the Beach'. Nicely updated with great attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous place and location!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was amazing. It is decorated so beautifully and the views and location are the best we've had. Being able to step out to the beach via the private dunes path was wonderful. We didn't have to "pack up" for the day and dread going back and forth. The kitchen and living room layout are so open and family oriented. The kitchen was equipped with everything. The lofts add the perfect touch or privacy to go read or enjoy the view with a cocktail! The only suggestion is to replace the mattresses to match all the other updates!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maria, thanks so much for your visit! And thank you for your comments. I just wanted to let you know that we now have all new mattresses - comfy plush tops - and all new bedding. Plus in May of this year (2018) we intend to update Bathroom #2 with a new vanity, sink and faucets, new mirrors and light fixtures, etc. Hope you'll be able to come back and visit us again! Dale
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  • 5 of 5

the villa was exceptional, rooms were clean plenty of amenities. location beautiful

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Kathleen, GA

Loved our trip to Hilton Head!

  • 5 of 5

We have only been to Hilton Head one other time for a quick trip. We decided to stay for the week and found "On the Beach". The unit and walkway to the beach worked perfect for our son that is in a wheelchair. The unit was clean and is just beautiful! We can not wait to go back! Thank you for being so accommodating, Dale!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Jamaica Joe'z
Bar & Grill
Gators Pizza & Wings
Pizza Restaurant
Driessen Beach Park
Carrabba's Italian Grill
The Carolina Room
American Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
The Purple Cow coffees confections and cocktails
Dessert Shop
Cabritos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Robber's Row Grill
Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill
Street Meet The American Tavern
American Restaurant
Bella Italia Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Reilley's North End Pub
Irish Pub
Plantation Cafe & Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Sunny China
Chinese Restaurant
Taqueria El Potrero
Mexican Restaurant
Harold's Diner
Mickey's Pub and Grill
Sports Bar
Fancy Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Rincon Huasteco Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Maywood Davis Coffee and Tea
Coffee Shop
Cheap Seats Tavern
Express Wok
Chinese Restaurant
Healthy Habit
Salad Shop
Island Grill & Deli
Cocos On the Beach
Bar & Grill
Ray's Cafe
Mikki's Cafe
Yummy House
Chinese Restaurant
Cositas Ricas
Old Oyster Factory Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
TJ’s Take & Bake Pizza Company
Pizza Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Tio's Latin American Kitchen
Latin American Restaurant
Giuseppi's Pizza & Pasta
Italian Restaurant
Fort Howell
Hickory Tavern
Steak House
Frankie Bones
American Restaurant
Main Street Cafe & Pub
American Restaurant
Ice Cream Shop
New York City Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Ruan Thai Hut
Thai Restaurant
Poseidon Coastal Cuisine
Seafood Restaurant
Wayback Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
World of Beer
New York City Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Cook Out
Jane Bistro and Bar
American Restaurant

You'll LOVE THIS BEACH! It is wide and welcoming at high and low tide and is inviting for morning jogs, bike riding, sunning, beautiful sunsets and just chilling out with a good book! Also we offer a Preferred Guest program that includes a 10% discount for all rentals to our guests. This includes bikes, helmets, baskets, kayaks, canoes, etc. And includes 8 - 10% off Tee Times at all 3 Palmetto Dunes Golf Courses and $5.00 off Court Time, Lesson or Clinics at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

PLEASE NOTE: Holiday Rates may apply to Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas bookings.

25% Deposit required to confirm your reservation. Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.

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.