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Awesome 5 Bedroom Home with Ocean & Marsh Views.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

**PARRIS ISLAND DISCOUNT, AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER-MAY,..3 NIGHTS FOR $850.00..Plus tax,passes (excludes holidays)

Welcome to 'The Great Beach Getaway' on Harbor Island, Beaufort South Carolina. We are located next to Hunting State Park and Fripp Island and only 20 minutes to Beaufort or Parris Island. 90 minutes to Charleston and 60 minutes to Savannah.

Our five bedroom home is beautifully appointed with everything you will need to make your Beach Vacation one you will talk about for years to come. The home is open on the first floor with three bedrooms and upstairs offers two more bedrooms. Enjoy beautiful views of the St. Helena Sound, Marsh and Ocean from the living room, dining room, bedrooms and decks. Enjoy the ocean sounds and smells from the decks.

Harbor Island is a gated community available only to those living or staying on the Island. This home has access to the communities swimming pool, right out the front door, and the Harbor Island Racquet Club only a five minute walk away. The Racquet Club offers tennis, Olympic size pool, kids pool, playground, volleyball, fitness center and eating area... ALL AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!! Want to spend a day at the beach? You are just a five minute walk or one minute bike ride from the Beach Access. Enjoy our Pristine Beaches and wildlife... You will play with the dolphins as they swim, encounter Sea Turtles in the evening, watch the birds chase the Shrimp Boats and so much more. You can go crabbing off the community bridges or enjoy surf fishing at the beach. This is truly an incredible spot for a family vacation. For the Golf enthusiast you can enjoy one of the many courses in Beaufort or Hilton Head, including Parris Island and The Sancturary, only 20 minutes from the house.

Hunting Island State Park is adjacent to Harbor Island. The park offers biking, hiking, picnic areas and a Lighthouse opened for tours. The area is designated a rare Maritime Forest.

Fully stocked Kitchen, all linens, TV's, VCR, DVD, games, washer/dryer, cable, central air, microwave, iron, phone, decks, covered parking, pools, fitness center, volley ball courts, tennis courts, playground, gated community, beaches, basketball court, 4 bikes, boogie boards.

The house is furnished with two king-size beds, one queen bed, one double and built in bunk beds (singles, removable ladder), one roll away cot, and a single pull out mattress under downstairs king .

Nearby Attractions: Restaurants within two miles of Harbor Island, Johnson Creek Tavern offers live entertainment on weekends, in and out dining, and The Shrimp Shack has been featured several times in Southern Living Magazine. Many waterfront dining choices in Beaufort, along with antique shops, carriage rides, parks, water parks, movie theaters and much more.

Hunting State Park with trails, biking, lighthouse tours, camping Fripp Island offers Golf on their two golf courses along the Ocean, Charleston is only 80 miles from Harbor, Savannah is only 60 miles away, and Hilton Head is about 45 miles away. Water activities include kayak rentals, ocean and marsh tours from Kayak Farm, ACE Basin ecological and dolphin tours, boat charters, horseback riding and much more.You can rent Kayaks and additional bikes from Barefoot Bubba's right outside the Island gate.

We hope you choose to stay with us and make it a vacation you will always remember.


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Kim Harding
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Kim Harding

I am active navy, so my sister and her 3 children live in my house on Harbor Island during the school year. This is our personal home and we love the peace and tranquility that Harbor Island has to offer. It is a great place to relax and make wonderful memories with family and friends.

Kim Harding purchased this house in 2013

Why Kim Harding chose Low Country & Resort Islands

We have lived in Beaufort for 10 years. We chose Harbor as our permanent home because it is still 'undiscovered' and had a certain charm. We fell in love with the simple things Harbor has to offer. Once on the Island you have access to the amenities. The pristine beach, beautiful marshes, awesome pools, tennis courts, volleyball, fitness center. My teenage nephew has discovered the joys of fishing. It is hassle free, you can just go out to the beach, or under the bridge, or pier fish at Hunting Island. Charters are available. (Next he wants to try to fish from a kayak!) I love to relax at the ocean and pools. We all enjoy biking, hiking and golfing (plenty of courses within 30 minute drive). Hunting Island State Park is a mile down the road and is a must see when visiting. The town of Beaufort is so charming with its old homes, shops and restaurants. Parris Island is about 20 minutes away. I have many families stay for the son/daughter's Marine graduation..I love that I am somehow a part of those family reunions!

What makes this house unique

You will enjoy the ever changing tides, wild life and peacefulness of the area. You can just relax, or take advantage of the amenities of the Island. Group volleyball games are a blast, (I love volleyball). The pool, playground area is great for families with smaller children. You are not partitioned off from everyone..the baby pool is next to the playground and larger pool. Pack your cooler and spend the day! I have some bikes, beach chairs, beach toys etc..for you to use when renting from me. I hope you choose to stay with truly is a vacation you will always remember.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Guestbook entry:

Dear Karen and family;

Day one-coming from 0 degrees to 60+ was the beginning of what would be an awesome family week. We combined our 25th wedding anniversary, flying our sons friends/family to attend our youngest sons Marine Graduation. My husband and I came early to enjoy alone time and check out the local surroundings before everyone else arrived late Weds....this home was perfect for us. There was every convenience we needed. Everyone commented on how nice it was decorated. We were going to stay in hotels and took the chance to stay here. It was perfect and everyone could have their own space if need be. We really enjoyed having all our family together. Staying a night after graduation was a great way to wind down and reflect family day and graduation.

The Six family
Dec 2007
  • 1 of 12


Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 child bed , pull out cot in closet and single mattress under bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upstairs- best view in house!!
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Futon bed (1), Bunk Beds (1)- Upper bunk has no attached ladder, step ladder is used. Pack and Play (1), cot, single mattress under master bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
No Smoking inside, Bikes, Boogie Boards, Games, Kids Beach chairs, Pack-n-Play, High Chair, Wireless internet service


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Awesome 5 Bedroom Home with Ocean & Marsh Views.
average rating of 4.96 based on 37 reviews

We really enjoyed the stay

  • 5 of 5

We love the location on the island. Remodel is very nice. Couldnt ask for a better owner to deal with.

Our kids are ready to go back already

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home. It was very clean and had all the amenities we needed for our family. We will definitely look at this home again when we return to Harvor Island!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tammy! It was a pleasure working with you all. I hope to see you again next year! Kim
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Great Beach house with many fun times to cherish

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation at Harbor Island. We enjoyed the beautiful sunset , beach, pool and bike riding. Kim was always available and so helpful.. The house was perfect for our family. We look forward to our next vacation on Harbor Island.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are thrilled that you are coming back next year. You and your family are a joy. Kim
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-Upstate SC

Perfect vacation house for family get together

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for providing us with the perfect house for our family get together. We will cherish the memories that we made on Harbor Island forever. The house had everything we needed and Kim was so easy to work with. We plan to come back again as soon as we can get our big family back together again. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anderson SC

Best vacation house we have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were blown away with this home. Most rentals at the beach have old and worn out furnishings, but this home was pristine. Amazing decor and perfect for our family.

This house had everything we needed and we will return annually. Harbor Island was so amazing and private. The kids were able to ride their bikes with no worries. The beach is perfect and the pools outstanding.

This place is simply paradise!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelli. I'm so thrilled that you will be returning next year. Harbor Island truly is paradise! Kim
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Andover, MA

Lots of space, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a fantastic 2-week stay in this house! There is plenty of room for large groups. The first floor has the master bedroom with private bath, a queen room and the bunk room, which share another full bath. The second floor has another queen room and a windowless room with the double bed. Those two rooms share the second floor bath. My family really loved the outdoor shower and the amazing views. It’s about a 5 minute walk to the beach or to the swim club. The Nautical Watch pool is small, but is less than a minute from the front door. The beach is more like a bay or river with a muddy bottom at low tide. It’s very shallow and calm so you can walk out 200+ yards and the water is still very shallow. We also bought a pass to Hunting State Park beach, about 2 miles away, and went there a few times. The beach there is more ocean-like with sandy bottom and waves. It’s very picturesque with trees right up to the sand. We bought an annual car pass and left it on the fridge for future renters to enjoy.

My family ate at a variety of restaurants: Paninis in Beaufort was great. Sweetgrass on Dataw Island was fantastic. Johnson Creek Tavern (right outside the Harbor Island gate) was very good and had great views. Luther’s Rare and Well Done in Beaufort was decent, but nothing special. We also went to a drive-in movie in Beaufort at it was a great time. Finally, the horse buggy ride in Beaufort was fantastic. I definitely recommend it.

My only word of caution is if you have AT&T there is no cell service at the house. The wifi was great, but I had to use the house phone for work calls and it was attached to the wall, so it wasn’t the best situation. Next time I would bring a cordless phone to connect to their Magic Jack. My husband had Verizon and my brother had Sprint and they both worked fine. Also, I would recommend bringing an air mattress instead of using the fold-out coach or the extra mattress provided under the double bed. Both were not very comfortable.

All in all it was a great stay and I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Johnson Creek Tavern
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Fripp Island
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Johnson Creek Tavern
Nearest Beach
Harbor Island
Car: necessary

Amazing private beach, Gated beach community, Volleyball, Fishing, hiking, Hunting Island State Park, bike trails, Lighthouse, Rent Kayaks from Barefoot Bubba's, golfcart,


Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2017 - Dec 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 11 2017 - Mar 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring/ Early Summer
Mar 25 2018 - Jun 9 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2018 - Aug 12 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

(Shorter stays are available during off season. Email for quote.)
Added Costs: 10% SC Tourism Tax, Cleaning fee $150,
Gate Pass $70 for 7 days/ car

Ask about PI graduate discounts!

Owner'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.