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Sept. 8-16 & Fall Rates reduced, Remarkable, 5 Star, Updated, Free Tennis

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,186 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom (1 King, 2 Twin Beds, 1 NEW Queen Sleeper Sofa (sleeps 6), 2 Baths

SPECIAL 8 night stay - Sept. 8 to Sept. 16 - $850.00 - Rental rate will be changed at booking.




- Villa is updated, immaculate, spacious, and completely furnished with everything you need for a stress free vacation ... including docking stations for you electronic devices.

- Villa is located 150 yards from beautiful sound beach.

- South Beach Marina is a 3 minute walk from villa with water sports and fishing excursions, shops, restaurants including Salty Dog, and entertainment.

- South Beach Pool (small fee ) and children's playground just a 3 minute walk from villa.

- We provide discounted bike rental from South Beach Bike Rental. Direct access to 22 miles of hard-packed sandy beaches and 53 miles of paved bike trails.

- We provide COMPLIMENTARY daily use of courts at South Beach Racquet Club.

- NO need to worry about your keys or security. Our villa has a keyless entry system, and you are given a personal entry code.

- NO additional fee for your Sea Pines Gate Pass (1) or departure cleaning ($15.00 charge for second pass)

- We employ a local property manager available for emergencies just like the large rental agencies.

- Totally Renovated Beach Club Beach is a 5 mile drive from Villa. Awesome facility with in door and outdoor dining. Fabulous View.

- Harbour Town and Harbour Town Lighthouse is a bike ride or short car drive.

- New Plantation Clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining

- Three golf courses within Sea Pines!

- Horseback riding at Lawton Stables.

- Short bike ride to Baynard Ruins.

- Sea Pines Forest Preserve just a few miles from villa with hiking and biking trails.


Experience the most quaint and tranquil getaway on HHI at SOUTH BEACH and BLUFF VILLAS. Discover how easy it is to completely unplug from the stresses and hassles of life and enjoy quality time in this spacious, newly-updated, 2 bedroom (1 king, 2 twins, 1 queen sleeper sofa), 2 bath villa.

Just park your vehicle and delight in numerous activities available at South Beach. Take a 2 min. stroll (across the street) to the pristine beach at Calibogue Sound, facing Daufuskie Island, where you can relax and watch dolphins frolicking near the shore (beach chairs and toys are provided for you at the villa). You may even see deer running in the tall grasses on the beach. You will definitely not want to miss the awesome sunsets, so pack a picnic dinner and return to the beach in the evening! Another short walk will bring you to the South Beach Pool available for a small fee If tennis is your sport of choice, you will delight in DAILY COMPLEMENTARY court time at South Beach Racket Club (843-671-2215). Biking is one of the most popular activities for the entire family. Hop on a bike (15% discount on bike rentals at South Beach Bike Rentals 843-671-2453) and explore the beauty of the island on more than 50 miles of bike trails or ride surf side on 12 miles of hard sand. Rent a jet ski, kayak, paddleboard, or boat from South Beach Marina and set out on an unforgetable adventure! Book a cruise to Daufuskie Island or a dolphin viewing excursion.

The South Beach Marina is also home to famous restaurants including, THE SALTY DOG and WRECK OF THE SALTY DOG as well as a general store and several charming, specialty shops. You will delight in the yummy frozen treats at the Ice Cream Shop on a hot summer afternoon. You will enjoy live music and entertainment for children during the summer at the Village.

If you have a love for the game of golf, Bluff Villas is the perfect location for you! This area offers more than 40 golf courses. Three renown courses are located within Sea Pines and three miles from the villa: the famous Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the PGA Tour's popular RCB Heritage Tournament, The Ocean Course, The Plantation Course.

Horseback riding at Lawton Stables with a Free petting area, Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Indian Shell Ring, and Stone-Barnard Ruins are all withing a few minutes drive from our villa or are accessible by bike.

A bike ride or short drive will take you to Harbour Town with shops, restaurants, Harbour Town Lighthouse, huge playground, and Greg Russell's outdoor family entertainment during peak months.

This villa underwent an extensive renovation in 2009, and additional updating and remodeling was completed, February 2013. New HVAC installed May 2015. Furnishings and decor were chosen by an interior designer to insure our villa would be a welcoming retreat for you, our guests. We work diligently to provide many extras and details, including a WELCOME PAIL with snacks and treats, as well as extra pods for the washing machine and dish washer, so you will experience a vacation to remember. We want this to be a hassle-free, relaxing vacation.

Beautiful hardwood floors are in the hallway, dining and living rooms. Carpet has been placed in the two bedrooms, with tile flooring in both baths and kitchen. You will find a calming place to relax in the newly furnished third floor villa, with spacious living area and vaulted ceilings. A queen sleeper sofa provides additional sleeping. Your indoor entertainment needs will be adequately met with a 52 inch flat screen HDTV with expanded channels and a BluRay DVD player. Cushioned wicker furniture on the balcony is perfect for reflecting on events of the day with flameless lanterns.

The kitchen has been equipped with high-end stainless appliances and numerous kitchen tools and gadgets, wood cabinets with quartz counters, and a stunning mosiac backsplash. The dining room is well-appointed with a new round, glass table with seating for six family members and friends (seating for 2 additional guests are provided at the kitchen bar).

The light and soothing guest bedroom has 2 twin beds and ample storage. A 19 inch flat screen TV and DVD are provided for your enjoyment. The guest bath is beautifully decorated with a new granite counter top and brushed nickel fixtures and accessories. The master bedroom has a king bed with calming, aqua colored bedding, and a new Euro Comfort Foam Pillow Top mattress was added January 1, 2015. To complete the master bedroom, a new 32inch HDTV has been added. The master bath has a double sink with quartz counter and wood cabinets and frameless glass/tile walk-in shower. Brush nickel bath fixtures and accessories complement the master bath.

Do not stress about packing beach chairs, beach umbrella, or beach toys for your children. You will find those in the villa, along with games, DVDs and books for all ages for a rainy day.

We purchased the villa in late summer of 2012. From then until now, our goal has been to make our villa our home away from home, a relaxing retreat where we could 'UNPLUG' from our busy life styles. We continually replace, update, and change our villa to make it the best it can be. We feel we have adequately accomplished this goal. Now, we earnestly desire for it to become your home away from home, your memorable sanctuary, where you and your family and friends will want to stay and return in the future.

More Details

Gavin and Margie Harrell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Gavin and Margie Harrell

We were born in very small town in the foothills of NC. We returned to the town to work and rear our two children. We are now the proud grandparents of 4 precious grandchildren who love to spend time at our villa.

Gavin and Margie Harrell purchased this villa in 2012

Why Gavin and Margie Harrell chose Island Areas

We vacationed on HHI, for the first time, in the spring 2012. We choose HHI because we are avid bike riders and were attracted to the fact there are over 50 miles of bike trails on the Island. We were unaware of the many, many additional attractions and activities available. As we were riding through Sea Pines, we were astonished over the meticulous, manicured lawns and common areas. We arrived at South Beach Marina and were in awe over the quaint, 'New England like village'. When we walked across the street to the beach, we immediately realized we had discovered a PARADISE! Dolphins were swimming so close to the shoreline, flocks of shore birds filled the sky, and the beach was pristine. The mild climate of the Island provides year around temperatures that are conducive to outdoor activities throughout the year. The tranquil, peaceful atmosphere and perfect weather convinced us we had found a true treasure, a blessing we needed to grasp! In the short time we have owned this property, we have enjoyed every minute of our time here, whether we were riding our bikes on the beach or painting and cleaning in the middle of the night. We firmly believe Bluff Villas and South Beach are the best kept secrets on HHI and Sea Pines. We know you will agree after you have spent a week or more in our villa at this unique, resort area.

What makes this villa unique

This is a spacious third floor villa with high ceilings. The balcony is a perfect spot in the morning to enjoy a cup of coffee and admire the lovely landscape of Sea Pines. It is wonderful to have so many activities, for all ages, just minutes away.. biking, walking on the beach, tennis, golf, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, playground, paddle boarding, jet skiing, kayaking, excursions for dolphins, Savannah and Dufuskie Island ... the list goes on and on. Even with such a numerous list of activities, this is such a peaceful and quiet area. Just walk across the parking lot and you can choose from several splendid restaurants and relax with outdoor family entertainment. Sunsets are incredible just across the street from the villa. It is so delightful to watch dolphins frolicking in the sound a two minute walk from the villa.


Sea Pines Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1186 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Renter agrees to pay an additional $15.00 per week for a second parking pass (Owner provides one complimentary Sea Pines Gate Pass per week).
  • Renter agrees to pay or replace losses, breakages which exceed Damage Deposit.
  • Owner provides beach towels for guests (not part or laundry service). These must be cleaned and placed in basket prior to departures.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , granite counter top, tile floor and shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , quartz counter top, tile shower with frameless glass door
  • Ceramic tile, glass enclosures, quartz and granite countertops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New,Queen Sleeper sofa in family room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , new Euro foam pillow-top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , new mattress sets
  • New queen sleeper sofa in the living area!!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Unit is very spacious. very light, and very quiet. Villa is located on the third floor with high ceilings.


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Sept. 8-16 & Fall Rates reduced, Remarkable, 5 Star, Updated, Free Tennis
average rating of 4.9857144 based on 70 reviews

Beautiful! Everything we needed👍🏻

  • 5 of 5

We stay in Sea Pines every year, and this was one of the best places we've stayed. Everything was spotless and up to date. The decor was classic and new. And the owners were amazing to work with. We were greeted with a small beach pail full of goodies in the foyer and a sweet note. We actually had some trouble with the keyless entry not working and I texted the owner. She responded right away and had it replaced quickly and efficiently. (Her property manager was also very friendly and helpful). I can't say enough good things about our stay here. The beds were comfortable, the tvs worked great (with all the kids channels that parents of toddlers really appreciate after a long day at the beach:), the kitchen had everything we needed, and the filtered water from the fridge (which sounds like something so small, but really was so nice) tasted great. We will be back here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cleaning service and on site property manager, are the best! Because of them, we are able to provide, what we as property owners believe to be, a true home away from home for our guests. Occasionally, unforeseen situations will happen in rental property (just like in your own home), for example... this mechanical problem with the keyless entry. We are readily available if a problem arises and notify our on site property caretaker who responds to the need in a timely manner, so our guests will not be inconvenienced or bothered. We focus on details and continually replace and redo to make certain our villa is in tip-top condition for our guests. We will continue to strive to create an enjoyable retreat for our guests.
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We loved it so much the first time, we came back again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second time at this gorgeous villa! The owners go above and beyond to make sure you have a wonderful vacation. The villa is immaculate, warm, and comfy! Our family of four had everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped with all we needed to cook daily. We appreciated the beach toys, chairs, and umbrella - less things we needed to pack! We also enjoyed some of games and movies provided. The bed is super comfortable, just another detail that adds up to a perfect vacation villa! We also love the location of the villa. It is quite and feels secluded, yet you are close to many activities. We enjoy the beach right across the street, the sunsets are breathtaking. We also had fun swimming, finding hermit crabs and shells along the shore, boating, and seeing dolphins. We went to the bigger beach which is about a five minute drive a couple days too, the kids had a blast boogie boarding and finding starfish! The villa is also a short walk to the south beach marina where we swam at the pool and enjoyed lunch and ice cream at the Salty Dog. We also went on a dolphin tour through Commander Zodiac (walking distance from villa) where we saw dozens of dolphins up close! Our family had an amazing vacation and throughly appreciate Margie and Gavin sharing their villa with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased your first visit was so enjoyable, you decided to return again this summer. We endeavor to equip our villa with not only the necessities but many, many extras to make our guests' vacation as stress free as possible. The location of Bluff Villas gives guests the opportunity to escape the crowds of other South Carolina Beaches, but within minutes of so many diverse activities.... water sports, excursions, bike trails, horse bike riding, bird watching, fabulous restaurants...relaxing and viewing remarkable sunsets... list is endless. We hope you can return for a third visit soon!!
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Updated, comfortable living and so close to shops and the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay at Gavin and Margie's villa. We have been visiting Sea Pines for years but being empty nesters means we no longer needed a single family home. We did miss having our own pool but the location tipped the scales so favorably!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, our two bedroom, two bath villa is perfect for a couple or even a family of 4 (or 6 with the fold out queen sofa bed) . Bluff Villas are definitely in THE perfect location, with sound beach across the street, a short walk to South Beach Marina area with restaurants, shops, water activities, pool, playground, tennis courts, and trolley station. So glad you had an enjoyable stay!!
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Kenova, WV


  • 5 of 5

The villa is perfect - clean, quiet, so beautiful, well appointed and great location. Owners are very responsive and helpful. Lots of parking. We loved the beach that is a short walk across the street. Beautiful sunsets. Shopping, restaurants, playground and pool right across the parking lot. We loved riding bikes on the trails. We loved riding to Tower beach - such a nice place! The trolley was fun and convenient. We rode it to Harbour Town where they have a lighthouse, shops, restaurants and a great playground. We had a wonderful vacation and hope to return to this villa!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so excited you enjoyed your stay at our villa and South Beach! Having the sound beach just across the street is so convenient. So glad you were able to catch the magnificent sunsets. Sounds like you were able to embrace all this wonderful area has to offer! Thanks for being our welcomed guests!!
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Updated and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Bluff Villas before, and we enjoyed how this particular property was updated, especially the kitchen. The balcony was perfect for a morning cup of coffee. Thanks for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guest. It is exciting when our guests notice the updates to our villa. We continually endeavor to maintain pristine, updated accommodations for our guests. This spring we added a new rug in the living room and accessories in master bedroom. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Lancaster, PA

Beautiful condo

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd trip to HHI...first time staying at this location. The condo was absolutely beautiful, well maintained & well appointed. Great open layout, modern kitchen, updated bathrooms, HD TVs, and spacious bedrooms. Kitchen was fully stocked with amenities and there were also ample beach supplies & toys. The location is wonderful...easy walking distance to Lands End, Salty Dog, and the trolley station. 10 minute drive to Beach Club...15 minutes to town. The owner Margie was responsive & excellent to deal with. We traveled with our 3 year-old daughter, and she loved the venue too. Would comfortably accommodate a family of 4...beyond that may be a little tight. We'll definitely consider staying here again for future visits. Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you, your wife and daughter enjoyed your stay at our villa. We want the children to have a great experience, too so we provide a tub of beach toys for children as well as books and games/cards for a rainy day. Yes, Bluff Villas are in a perfect location, just walking distance from pool, restaurants, and playground, tennis courts, and bike rental, and only short drive to Harbour Town and other points of interest in Sea Pines. We hope you will be able to visit with us in the futures.
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Salty Dog Cafe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sea Pines Plantation
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Salty Dog Cafe,The Wreck of the Salty Dog
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
South Beach
Car: recommended

South Beach Marina Village, modeled after a New England-style fishing village, is 3 minute walk from our villa. Rent kayaks, paddle boards, sailboats, or jet skis. Other activities including parasailing, fishing charters, and dolphin cruises are available at the Marina. The Village has numerous boutiques, general store, fabulous restaurants, including the Salty Dog, and the best ice cream shop. Tennis, golf, pool, bicycling, and playground are a three minute walk from villa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Peak season weeks rent Saturday to Saturday only.

Credit cards payments or E-checks are accepted.

Damage deposit is PROMPTLY returned after departure, should there be no damage to property.

"SNOW BIRDS", are welcome!

Monthly rates are determined by number of days guest stays in month.

Property owner provides one Sea Pines parking pass per rental per week. Additional parking passes available for $15.00 per week.

If reservation is cancelled 60 days or more prior to arrival date, deposit is returned to renter. Owner suggests guests purchase rental insurance.

Pet are not allowed. Pets found in villa will result in loss of damage deposit.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in villa and on balcony.

Villa is located on the third floor of a two story walk-up providing high ceilings.

Rental fees may change until reservation is confirmed by initial payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.