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View of Ocean, 2 BR Villa Sleeps 5 Available7/10 departt 7/14

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

GREAT RATES FOR THIS TWO BEDROOM UNIT! Includes one island pass.

On private, 1400 acre Harbor Island, the living slows way down. E-211 at Cedar Reef Villas has a fabulous view of St. Helena's Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. So sit on the deck and relax a while; let your artistic spirit be rejuvenated.

Or, doesn't a long walk along a white pristine beach sound great? Go down the few steps off our deck, make your way across the adjacent boardwalk, over the natural lowland habitat, and at certain times of the year - you will practically have the beach to yourself. This is a photographer's or artist's paradise. Nature lovers will not be disappointed!

The kitchen is equipped for the gourmet chef-wannabe in your family. Be sure to stop at Publix on your way out of Beaufort. It is on the left after you cross Lady's Island bridge over the intracoastal waterway after you go through downtown Beaufort on Route 21. Or, stop at Gay's Seafood on the right before you cross the Harbor River Bridge across from the famous (featured in Coastal Living) Shrimp Shack.

A five minute walk takes you to the community pool at the other end of D building. Another five-minute walk takes you to the exercise center in the lower level of the Beach Cabana Club. There is a large kidney-shaped pool, clay tennis courts, a putting green, a community center with a kitchen and tables to seat over 60 people that can be rented for weddings and family reunions.


Harbor Island is part of the 350,000-acre ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve (ACE Basin NERR), created and managed by the Marine Resources Division of South Carolina. The private island sits on the edge of the biologically rich Saint Helena's Sound.

The ACE Basin Refuge lies along the Atlantic Flyway - the bird highway in the sky.' Numerous waterfowl, shore birds, neo-tropical songbirds and birds of prey migrate from their nesting grounds to wintering areas throughout eastern North America via Harbor Island.

The painted bunting, egrets and herons are in abundance here. Our community supports an Osprey nest. Many endangered species such as the peregrine falcon, Canby's dropwort, chaffseed, hawksbill turtle, leatherback turtle, red-cockaded woodpecker, shortnose sturgeon, West Indian manatee, and wood stork live in the ACE Basin. Six, federally-threatened species (i.e. bald eagle, Eastern indigo snake, green turtle, American alligator, loggerhead turtle, and piping plover) have also been observed in the area.

The ocean is teeming with wildlife - American oysters, blue crabs, fiddler crabs, grass shrimps, hard clams, white shrimps, living sand dollars, horseshoe crabs, and porpoise. (This information was extracted from the website for the National Estuarine Research Reserve.)

At certain times of the year, you will share the ocean water with glowing green phosphorescent plankton or loggerhead sea turtles. (Don't forget to Help Save Our Turtles - lights off on the beach at night between May 1 and September 1) A sighting of a leatherback turtle, the largest living turtle species, occurred last year on Hunting Island, the next island over.

If you are interested in fishing - the 1120-foot, former Paradise Pier is now part of Hunting Island State Park, the last island boundary in the ACE Basin chain. Fishermen have tried their luck and caught Atlantic croaker, bay anchovy, black drum, largemouth bass, red drum, shortnose sturgeon, Southern flounder, spot, spotted seatrout, striped bass, and striped mullet.

Speaking of Hunting Island, we would be remiss if we did not mention the historic Hunting Island lighthouse that was in operation until 1933. Originally constructed in 1859 and rebuilt in 1875 after the Civil War, 167 steps and 50 cents will take you to the top for a fabulous view. It is only two miles away.

Time to go out on the town? Beaufort provides a delightful backdrop, hosting a thriving artists community and is only 14 miles away! A hour or so drive will take you to Savannah or Charleston, beautiful southern cities that make great day trip.

We know you will enjoy your stay on Harbor Island.

Note: Additional gate passes are required for additional guestsis a required purchase by our condominium association. The first gate pass included in the rate. See our website for current fees. South Carolina Hotel taxes & handling fees of 11% do apply, and there is a required $75 cleaning fee (2 BR).

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Renee Garcia
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 26, 2018

About Renee Garcia

We love harbor island!,,but we live in asheville,so we want to share this fabulous island with you.we try to provide all the ammenities you will need,but sometimes renters dont treat it "like home" so if you dont have anything u need,someone probably took it!!!always contact Renee or Barbara with problems! Thanksand have a great time! (New furniturei 2015)

Renee Garcia purchased this villa in 2005

Why Renee Garcia chose Saint Helena Island

You have a great view of the ocean,even though its a side unit! And less expensive than ocean front.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Housekeeping reported that the glasstop table was intact prior to the arrival of the Ramirez family and broken when they left. There was no other way to do the math. Someone in their party broke the glass. We contacted them and told them that for the first time since 1997 we had to collect the $150 damage deposit. Obviously they were not happy, but there were too many witnesses to the far as the linens and other cleanliness, that was completly fabricated...dont need renters like this
Jun 2014
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Saint Helena Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • King size beds (1) Sleeps 2, Queen bed sleeps 2, more in a convertible bed.* Sleeps a total of 5 in a queen/king/convertible bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Holiday periods require a 4 night minimum. Sales tax, cleaning fees and 1 gate pass is now included in the rate. Extra gate passes are $11.50 per night


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View of Ocean, 2 BR Villa Sleeps 5 Available7/10 departt 7/14
average rating of 4.652174 based on 48 reviews

The condo was in a great location with a fantastic view. Clean and bright.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience. Would have been nice to have a couple more basics like soap dispensers in all bathrooms, glass cleaner for glass table, laundry detergent. Especially being so far from any stores. Otherwise the property and the condo were perfect. Would love to return in the spring when it’s not so hot and take advantage of tennis and hiking.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb, come back in the spring. Loved having you. Will pass suggestion's off to the owners.
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central Ohio

great escape for Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to coming to Harbor Island every year for Spring Break --- driving down from a cold Ohio winter, we always feel as though we've stepped into summer when we get there. The island is peaceful, the beach is practically deserted, the huge deck is most relaxing, the condo is cheerful and sparkling clean --- it's a great place, and we always appreciate our time spent at Harbor Island. We have met with blue skies and sunshine every year. We visit the Shrimp Shack, The Johnson Creek Tavern, and Steamers for seafood, and most of the time, we just hang out on the deck, pool, or beach... watching the waves and listening to the surf. This is a wonderful getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2006
  • Stayed: March 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time!! So relaxing!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We absolutely loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we loved having you. look forward to having you back.
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Wonderful as always!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love bringing our children here! We love the area and love that it’s so private so we feel at ease with our children playing rather than a crowded commercial beach! The condo was amazing! It had more than enough room and was very well kept! It also has a nice view of the ocean! Sad to be leaving but we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you Holly, come back as soon as you can.
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St. Matthews, SC

Perfect little jewel

  • 5 of 5

LOVED our condo. Very well maintained, great view of the pool and the ocean. Easy walk to beach or pool. Corner spot, so great view and great breeze on porch. clean and had everything that we needed. We WILL go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $59

This is a non-smoking unit. Our condo association does not allow pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.