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Remodeled Oceanfront, 2 BR Villa Sleeps 5 Available now!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
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! All Holiday rates are a little higher.

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 trips.


We know you will enjoy your stay on Harbor Island. Call Renee for more information or check our reservation calendar and send us an e-mail. We work really hard at keeping our rental calendar current.

Note: A gate pass for guests is a required purchase by our condominium association. 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 a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

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

U 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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • 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
  • 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, rates are a little higher. Sales tax, cleaning fees and 1 gate pass is now included in the rate. Extra gate passes are $10.00 per night


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Remodeled Oceanfront, 2 BR Villa Sleeps 5 Available now!
average rating of 4.6578946 based on 40 reviews
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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Manning, SC

Stayed for a wedding

  • 3 of 5

Remodeling isn't complete but it is clean and comfortable. Owners may want to update the dishwasher and stove as they are old. There was an odor when we first walked in but may have been due to being closed up since hurricane Irma threatened the area just following some painting and tile work.

The Building letters are hard to see and there should be some indicators as to the unit numbers that you can see from the ground and in the dark. We had to guess and go up and down stairs to find the correct unit. This comment is not due to the fault of the villa owner but maybe more for the property management or homeowner's association to take into consideration.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Cheap Investment Property, Stunk with Cigarette Smoke

  • 1 of 5

This is a pure investment property with as little investment as possible. Stunk like cigarettes. A water leak (ironically also referenced in a 2014 1-star review) was leaking onto the 1st floor. We had to call multiple phone numbers to track someone down. The plumber walked in without knocking and we had to yell at him to get out because we had family taking showers!! Very cheap and dirty furniture. Super cheap and old bedding and pillows were nasty dirty with one cover - YUK!. Bed spreads aren't washed - YUK! A very old chair in the master bedroom was one of the dirtiest I've ever seen with gross stains- YUK!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry this renter has chosen to exaggerate this way. We did discover a leak, then we sent a plumber to fix it and we had 3 other people visit the condo, the plumber, the sheet rock person and the housekeeper and they all said no sign of for furnishings and upkeep check other was less than one year old. The tenant was very rude in the way that he tried to solve his dissatisfaction. We did refund their money for the time after they departed. We tried to work with them. The other leak he mentioned from 2014 was from the tub overflowing. This is our vacation home and we do appreciate the people who rent from us and you can see from the other reviews we have a nice place to visit.
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our weekend

Clean cool beautiful

What more ya need !!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay with your family..

  • 5 of 5

It was great. We have been coming to Harbour and this unit since our twins were 2 so about 6 years. It's our home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, comfortable, beautiful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this villa for our 10 year anniversary, and we couldn't have been happier that we chose this place! Harbor Island by itself is a gorgeous place to visit, and it is so private and quiet compared to Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head. I was worried that there might be too much noise from our neighbors or people in the pool, but I was amazed at how quiet and peaceful everything was! We sat out on the porch both evenings, and it was so serene! The villa itself was beautifully decorated, and it was super clean! The couches and the king bed were very comfortable, and the towels were super plush and soft! I know a fellow traveler mentioned that they didn't appreciate all of the "warnings" posted around the villa, but I found the "warnings" to be quite helpful. I didn't really see them as warnings but rather ways to make your stay more enjoyable and keep the villa from having any maintenance issues. The only problem I had with the villa was that the two beach walks closest to our villa were closed, so we had to walk a little further to get on the beach. (I assume they were both closed for maintenance reasons.) But it wasn't that much further to walk! (And it's not the owner's fault that the community closed the beach walks.) Be sure you borrow their park pass and go to Hunting Island to climb up the lighthouse! We enjoyed it thoroughly! We are taking our children to Hilton Head in August, and I really wish I had waited to book a place because I would love to bring them to this villa instead! We will hopefully book it next year and bring our kids!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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