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Beautiful Daufuskie Island Beachfront 2 Bedroom Cottage FREE GOLF CART

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The one and only island of Daufuskie! Take the ferry from Hilton Head or Savannah and feel any stress in your life instantly go away with the soft breeze and the refreshing smell of the ocean.

Transportation will be waiting your arrival at the landing, and take you and your luggage to Melrose Plantation, where your peaceful oceanfront cottage awaits you. We are pet friendly so please let us know if you are going to bring your furry friend and we will make the proper accommodations. The four passenger golf cart will be parked at the cottage when you arrive.

Walk in to a place with a magnificent view of the Atlantic that you will find nowhere else on earth. Both doors have been upgraded to electronic code locks for your convenience so you never have to worry about a key while your there!

Each bedroom is the same size with two Queens beds, and full private baths. The bathrooms are large and spacious and include a fairly large tub for a soothing bath. In the open kitchen you are provided with all the necessary pots, pans, plates, glasses and utensils, with plenty of room for your groceries. We DO NOT provide WiFi. There are some networks in the area that may be available.

The screened in porch looking out at the ocean is a relaxing place to spend the evening with a cocktail. The sun rises in the east and is a beautiful sight coming up early in the morning with some fresh coffee.

On the island of Daufuskie the most difficult decision is to walk the quiet, clean beach, read a book on the back porch listening to the ocean, touring the island on your golf cart and seeing the many wild animals, the seasonal Sea Turtle eggs or historic relics from the Civil War. Don't forget horseback riding, game of tennis, or a round of golf at the famous Jack Nicholas golf course might satisfy. Or you could shop at the Silver Dew Pottery or the Gullah and Island Museum or the Community Farm. The Rum factory is also a nice stop for the adults!

Maybe even plan your week with fun filled activities from many of the charter fishing, jet skiing, para sailing, or dolphin tours offered in the area.

***At this time the Melrose Beach Club and pool is not open. They have not provided anyone with information about the time of its re opening date. Please contact them directly to determine the hours of operation. Some parts of the property are currently transitioning ownership and are not up to the level of appearance as the rest off the community.***

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More Details

Property Manager
Jonathan McMullin
Member since: 2012
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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Jonathan McMullin

Three close friends who have a long family history in the lowcountry with a true love for the island of Daufuskie. We want to share the fun experiences of the island with others so please enjoy our place as much as we do!

Jonathan McMullin purchased this cottage in 2012


Melrose on the Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Spacious, full bathrooms with large soaking tubs. One is equipped with ironing board and iron in closet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Both bedrooms are large with full length mirrors.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
GOLF CART INCLUDED WITH HOUSE. Many books are provided for guests. Jack Nicholas golf courses rated in Golf Digest Top 25. Historic sites, Silver dew Pottery, The Iron Iron Fish gallery. Low Country restaurants include Marshside Mama's, Eagle's Nest, Daufuskie Crab Company, Calibogie Club, Fappy's Ice Cream. Wonderful family time to relax or spark romance. There is NO bridge to Daufuskie, just take the county ferry or private boat from Savannah or Hilton Head to the Island and begin your vacation with a beautiful boat ride. There are also private transportation boats available. Melrose Beach Club and pool is currently closed. We do not know when they will re open.


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(62 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Daufuskie Island Beachfront 2 Bedroom Cottage FREE GOLF CART
average rating of 4.387097 based on 62 reviews

Wish I could give -1!!

  • 1 of 5

Before arrival I sent owner email with a question regarding grocery delivery. To my surprise, he stated he had never heard of Instacart or Cyber Valet grocery. Red flag #1. Check in is at 3pm. We arrive exhausted and ready to relax at 6:30. Only to find cleaning supplies are front door,door open,floors filthy,beds tossed,entire cottage dirty. Housekeeper finally arrives stating she had no idea someone was coming. I call owner and he said," they knows the schedule, let me call." Then tells me that she just had to get her vacuum!! 3 hrs after Check in and beds aren't made,everything dirty because she had no vacuum?!! Then we realize there were no hand soaps or shampoo as listed on VRBO. Had to call owner yet again.i also told him the cottage was STILL dirty, he called back and said the housekeeper would come back to clean. Um, no, we had already unpacked. Go to bed that night,guess what??NO SATELLITE TV AT ALL. Call the owner AGAIN...said he called Direct TV a dig would take AT LEAST 24 hrs or they would have to MAIL a new box. So, no TV, which was listed on VRBO. Then ,since we are on an island with limited restaurants we wanted to cook in a lot. Guess what?? NO mixing bowls, chipped coffee mugs and dishes everywhere, watered down dish liquid. Then, the cottage ,as listed on VRBO, comes with golf cart. We get there and someone calls from Daufuskie Tours and states she is bringing out cart. She comes and asks for MY CREDIT CARD info!!!???? Not only did I not u understand why this was happening, but the OWNER should've handled this himself. I have owned rental property before, I know that I would apologize profusely and try my BEST to make things right. This owner was beyond flippant and uninterested in helping us have an enjoyable experience. I have many friends who are interested in going to Daufuskie after heading about our trip and the first thing I tell them is DO NOT rent this cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We generally get one rental group a year that has a complaint for everything in an attempt to get a free vacation. Following multiple 5 star reviews, we ask that future renters please take into consideration that you are going to a remote island with no bridge. There is no Walmart, grocery store, or CVS down the street, and service companies generally move a little slower. If you are expecting a Ritz Carleton experience, some advice would be to not book anything on Daufuskie. We have a wonderful cottage and many returning guests every year. I will decline to comment on the claims they are making in this review, but would be happy to address anything with a future renter.
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Charming Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the property was fantastic. However, upon arrival the house had yet to be cleaned and there was dirty dishes and linens. The management was quick to respond and send in a cleaning lady. The golf cart also did not work so they had to call in a new rental. Management provided us a $50 credit at the local restaurant for the inconvenience. The cottage was as close to the water as you could get. There is a screened in porch which we loved. This place is extremely dog friendly. The kitchen does not come with everything you would need to make a meal, so plan ahead if you are cooking. Also, no grocery store on the island. So bring everything with you.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glasgow Kentucky

Perfect for secluded vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our trip!! It's different, secluded & relaxing. I was nervous at first because of getting to island by boat. We used Mayriver excursions and he was super nice, always on time. We stayed 7 nights and broke the week up by returning to land to visit Savannah for a day trip. Loved Marshside Mama's & the Frappes at Morning Coffee place. The place we stayed was clean, neat and golf cart was greatest for getting around. We enjoyed the beach where we were staying but loved the public beach the most. My advice is make sure pack all food that's needed but running out to have appetizers at places was fun also. The condo was well equipped and had everything ya needed to cook with. Even paper towels and dish wash was included so honestly you just need the food. The locals were so nice and helpful. Also enjoyed talking with them about the Island. Some of the properties were abandoned but that just made our stay more fun because it meant less hassle enjoying things around. We saw gators, sting ray, dolphins, deer, birds, and ducks. (Oh and John Mellencamp) LOL. We respected his privacy of course but it was kinda cool. 😊 We were tired of all the other fast paced vacations filled with people so this was our favorite. ❤️ I think it's perfect for those that just enjoy being on island time. Oh and a big must~DONT forget the bug spray!! We had to wear it the entire time. Hope y'all have as much fun as we did.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage. Location is perfect as it overlooks the beach towards Hilton Head

  • 5 of 5

The stay was amazing. This is the second time we have stayed at the same property and it was even better this time. We did have a minor maintenance issue (air filters clogged and needed replacing) upon arrival but I contacted one of the homeowners and was suprised to find he was on the island. He immediately came to the property and made sure the issue was fixed. All he really had to do was call for someone else to fix it, but the personal attention was greatly appreciated. The paint and other upgrades since our last visit was very refreshing, especially the larger golf cart which allowed our party to use one instead of renting another one. All in all the trip was perfect and I hated to see it end.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evans, GA

Charming cottage. Well appointed.

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay on Daufuskie and the cottage was comfortably furnished. The porch was lovely to sit on in the evening when there was a slight breeze and the view is peaceful.

The reason for the four stars is that the golf cart stopped working and there ensued something of a hassle to replace it. This was done with the kind assistance of a golf cart rental place on the island. I was provided with a golf cart in a timely and friendly fashion. The folk on this island are friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting Daufuskie. I was a bit skeptical driving in seeing the Melrose golf course and beach club in a sad state, but we had so much fun on the island! The cottage is nice and clean and steps away from the ocean. Jonathan was very responsive to our questions once we got there. I recommend paying a little extra and using May River excursions to get to the island instead of using the ferry. The local restaurants were awesome (we ate at Marshside Mama's, Lilly Bell's and Old Daufuskie Crab). My favorite was exploring the island on the golf cart. You must check out the local pottery maker, light house, African Baptist Church, and Metal artist. We didn't make it to the rum distillery, but there's always next time! I can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Daufuksie Crab Company
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Freeport Marina
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bloody Point Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Daufuskie Crab Company
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Right off the porch!
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Golf Cart Included $0.01 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please find a Rental Guide at the bottom of the Rental Agreement that you view when booking. This should help answer many questions about the island and cottage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.