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Beautiful Daufuskie Island Beachfront 2 Bedroom Cottage FREE GOLF CART

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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
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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Beautiful Daufuskie Island Beachfront 2 Bedroom Cottage FREE GOLF CART
average rating of 4.4313726 based on 51 reviews
Hilton Head Island, SC

Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot! Loved the condo and it was so easy to book!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

The house was wonderful. The front yard is basically the ocean. Some minor cleaning issues like a dirty fridge handle, but beds, bedrooms, living room, kitchen, all cozy and lovely. Beach island lifestyle was cool! You get around by golf cart which makes it easy to catch a sunset all over the island. The restaurants are as casual as they come, which we loved, so don't expect 5 star service. Sunsets are breath taking. As other reviewers wrote, the Melrose resort is abandoned which is can be creepy (that's why there's 4 stars vs 5), BUT the plus side is that the beach was quiet, not crowded and the favorite part of our trip. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty and comfortable cottage with an awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

This place is just perfect for a relaxing getaway. The golf cart for 6 was an added bonus. Lots to do on the island and plenty of great food. Definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special place

  • 5 of 5

J.R., we thank you for sharing this place. It's found a place in our hearts and we've lost track of how many times we've been. 4, 5, 6?

We appreciate the nice upgrades to the house, especially the great new golf cart. While Melrose bankruptcy is a little bit sad, I cannot imagine the Avenue packed with tourists and if so, a whole lot would be lost.

Once again, the prompt communication/feedback on everything was flawless Your place was spotless as usual. We like the new sofa, missed the Braves channel but they lost every game while we were there, so thanks. Not gonna rave anymore about your awesome place - don't want you booked solid this fall.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love having you all! Glad you enjoyed yourselves once again! Thank you for noticing the new additions. We look forward to having you back.
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Absolutely beautiful ♥️

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and spacious. You can not beat the location. My husband, brother, and sister in law had a wonderful weekend. I can not wait to do it again. I highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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Summerfield, NC

Like a private island at times

  • 4 of 5

Here are the pros and cons of the island and this cottage (as this would be what I would want to know):


Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage with plenty of room and well maintained

Right on the beach (just steps from the screened in porch to the ocean)

Watch the Sunrise from the screened in porch overlooking the ocean

Dog friendly cottage and island

Locals are amazing and helpful (they treat you like family from the time you meet)

Nearly completely empty beach out front of the cottage

Food at all 4 restaurants were great! (Daufuskie Crab, Lucy Bells, Marshside Mamas and Monday pizza night at Eagles Nest at Bloody Point)

Freddie, the transport guy, is awesome!

Fabulous family friendly island overall


Getting there. Must take one of the ferry systems (and they don't run often or late). It's about 45 minutes each way.

The Melrose Beach pool and clubhouse are non-operational and closed indefinitely (the area feels like a ghost town which is a both a positive and a negative)

Bring your bug spray! The bugs will eat you up!

Had an issue with a rodent that ate a corner of the loaf of bread (needless to say, no sandwiches for us). Unfortunately with the remoteness of the island, they were sending someone to take care of it but they weren't going to get there til after we left (couple days after the issue).

You have to plan ahead and bring food and supplies with you as there a limited things on the island and it's a 45 minute ferry ride each way to get back to Hilton Head.

Trash pick up is only TWICE A WEEK and the trash deposit area is in front of the cottages. Animals get in there and pull out the trash every night.

Issue with the golf cart but they made arrangements to get us a new one quickly (thank you!)

(Personal con for the island) no coffee other than a pot at the general store - I missed my Starbucks!

OVERALL - loved the cottage and area we stayed! Just be prepared for biting bugs (island life) and to be a bit stranded from civilization for the duration of your trip (so come prepared!) We plan to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We would love to have you back and will address those things to get them corrected.
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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

Melrose on the Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall / Winter
Sep 1 2017 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 2 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Golf Cart Included $0.01 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $165 + 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.
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