3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Beautiful Setting - Fireplace
- english, german, Written inquiries in German will be answered.
About Deborah Smith
The owners are Kentucky residents, and have been coming to Daufuskie for many years. This cottage is managed by Daufuskie Rental Group.
Deborah Smith purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Deborah Smith chose Melrose on the Beach
As soon as we stepped foot on Daufuskie Island and the Melrose Resort more than 8 years ago, we knew this was the perfect place to create lifelong vacation memories for our family. We are so glad we can now introduce others to this our lovely cottage, and to share the endless stretches of sandy beaches, quiet roads, spectacular wildlife, and...and most especially...a laid-back vacation experience that is reminiscent of times gone-by.
What makes this Cottage unique
This special island is accessible only by ferry or water taxi (no traffic jams here!) from Savannah, Georgia or Hilton Head/Bluffton, South Carolina. No traffic jams here! Daufuskie Island offers a truly memorable getaway for you and your family. Most people who visit Daufuskie fall in love with it. As one visitor told us months after coming here, 'I may have left Daufuskie, but it will never leave me.' So what are you waiting for? Reserve this beautiful cottage as your home base for a unique and wonderful vacation opportunity. We look forward to welcoming you to our island!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Well-behaved adult dogs considered; $125 pet feeWell-behaved adult dogs considered; $125 pet fee
Parties/events allowed - This is NOT a party vacation home! This is NOT a party vacation home!
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Primary renter must be at least 25 years oldPrimary renter must be at least 25 years old
- Please: No all-adult wedding groups (except for parents/grandparents or minister!); No bachelor/bachelorette parties, No college spring break groups.
- Please remove shoes before entering house in order to keep house clean and suitable for young children who may crawl on floors.
- Please use rags in "Rag Bin" instead of cottage towels to clean cart, beach items, dirty feet, etc. Please use coasters on wood surfaces.
Great family vacation.
We enjoyed our stay so much. Long days at the beach, but could go back to the house easily for whatever we needed. Great for our kids, we rented bikes and they were off to explore. Definitely wasn't ready to leave.
Really liked this property!
We visited Daufuskie with some family and friends. Though spread across several houses, this house was our favorite. Three bedrooms not easy to find. Dog friendly was helpful. The kitchen was very well appointed (better than most). The back porch is very large / accommodating - we grilled several nights though we didn't spend a lot of time in the back (except where screened in) because of bugs (backs up to some woods/marsh). The property manager Deb was extremely helpful! Everything worked very well - so we had no issues / but Deb was very available and helpful with our few random questions/requests. I would definitely come back and hope to do so soon. I almost hesitate to provide this review for fear of others discovering and the property being booked next time :)
Relax on Island Time
This is the third time we have been to the island and the third time we have stayed at this house. Home is very comfortable and has everything you need for an enjoyable vacation. Deborah and Karen, DRG, are very helpful and accommodating. If you want to get away and just relax this is the place to go! See you next year!
A wonderful and relaxing place.
The home and the island were perfect. If your looking to get away from it all on a quiet beach, it doesn't get better than this. The home is comfortable and well appointed. Deborah is a great host and manager. This is the second year we have rented a house from Deborah and will be back again!
Absolutely loved it!!
We had a great time staying at the beach cottage on Daufuskie island! The cottage was well equipped with everything that we needed! Deborah was extremely helpful and always available to answer any questions that I had. I would definitely stay at this cottage again!
Lots of great restaurants, art galleries, local artisan businesses, and historic sites to explore on Daufuskie! In addition, visitors may want to consider some of the available activities.
May River Excursions
Captain Chris offers dolphin-watching, fishing, crabbing, and shrimping excursions. Please tell him we referred you.
Enjoy the island from the back of a horse! Ask us about options available from the Haig Point's equestrian center.
Tours, Kayaking, etc
Tour Daufuskie offers a variety of ways to experience the island and the surrounding waters, including kayaking, paddle boats, and golf cart historic tours. A brochure will be in your villa's welcome packet.
Note: We especially recommend the 2.5 hour golf cart tour (you will ride in their gas-powered carts as an informative and fun way to learn more about the island.
Yoga classes are held on Sunday and Wednesdays at the Melroe Resort. (Locations vary.) The instruction is appropriate for all fitness levels, from beginner to intermediate, and visitors are welcome. Laura Winholt is a certified Anusara Yoga and RYT 500 instructor. For more information call Laura at 843-842-5990
Janet Adams offers massage therapy and will come to your vacation home for these services. For more information contact Janet at 317-694-7685. Please tell her you were referred by Deborah Smith.
Island Locations of Special Interest
There are many interesting places to visit on Daufuskie, including the locations described below. All of these places will be marked on a map found in your arrival welcome packet.
Opened in early 2015, the Daufuskie Rum Company (270 Haig Point Road) is a micro-distillery that makes authentic, American made hand-crafted rum. To schedule a tour call 843-342-4786. Distillery and store hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday.
The Iron Fish Art Gallery (tel: 843-842-9448) is always open, even if its resident artist, Chase Allen, is not present. Chase has been featured in numerous Southern and Coastal Living publications and recently won a national “American Made” contest sponsored by the Martha Stewart magazine. Lots of interesting things to see here, and visitors enjoy exploring his art work on both the front porch and in an outdoor gallery area. Love honey? Chase has his own bee hives, and you can buy jars of freshly-made honey.
The Silver Dew Pottery opens for the season on Tuesday, April 30th and remains open through October. This studio is run by Lancy and Emily Burn, longtime Daufuskie residents. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Lancy's grandfather arriving on Daufuskie to serve as the Bloody Point assistant lighthouse keeper. You can hear some fascinating stories about the island's history from the Burns during your visit to this shop.
The hours for the Silver Dew Pottery are 9:00 am - 2:30 pm:, Tuesday through Friday
The historic Jane Hamilton School, formerly used as the school for children living on the north end of the island, has been restored by the Daufuskie Historical Foundation and is currently home to the Gullah Learning Center and the Daufuskie Island Community Library. It also serves as the polling location for Daufuskie's elections precinct.
2. Located next door is the Billie Burn Museum, which was formerly the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. The museum contains a fascinating collection of island artifacts and historical documents and also offers some distinctive gift items.