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3BR Daufuskie Cottage -Savannah Boat Service*; Cart, Fireplace, Amenities at 2 Resorts

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The beautiful 3-bedroom Daufuskie Cottage...a premier Melrose Resort property.

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ THESE NOTES PRIOR TO PROCEEDING TO PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

- We are happy to provide information about coming to Daufuskie, a bridge-less island that requires a short boat trip to get here. However, before contacting us with questions, please review our website's FAQ page: http://www.daufuskierentalgroup.com/faq.html

- On February 1st VRBO began rolling out a mandatory service charge of 4 - 10 percent (depending on the total rental price). You will see this charge in your quote. This fee does NOT go to Daufuskie Rental Group nor the property owners, but instead goes to VRBO.

- The pools are not open year-round, and the dates of the pool season are determined solely by the Melrose on the Beach Resort and the Bloody Point Resort.

- Important Scheduling Information: Unless there is a partial week gap, for the summer of 2016 there is a 7 day minimum, running Saturday to Saturday. A minimum 7-day rental is required for the weeks containing Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Please note that summer rates will apply for those holiday weeks.

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE DAUFUSKIE COTTAGE

- Access (for a fee) to the private Bloody Point Resort water taxi/ferry system originating from the Savannah Westin Resort. ** IMPORTANT: SEE NOTE AT THE END OF THIS MESSAGE

- Access to other resort amenities at BOTH Melrose on the Beach and the nearby Bloody Point Golf Club, including free pool*, tennis, discounted golf.

- The cottage boasts a huge backyard, including its own hammock.

- Cottage guests will have the use of a premium 6 seat golf cart. (The best rental property cart on the island.)

- Ideal location, conveniently located just steps to beach, pool, restaurant, and playground

- The Daufuskie Cottage is one of only a few Melrose beach cottages with a functioning gas fireplace. Perfect for chilly evenings!

- The cottage has just been renovated and redecorated by the owners, and the results are FABULOUS!!

- Big group? Ask us about availability for a nearby 2 or 3 bedroom cottage.

DESCRIPTION

This beautiful Daufuskie vacation home, the Daufuskie Cottage, is one of only two 3-bedroom cottages currently available in the Melrose on the Beach cottage community. Designed by its architect-owner, there are many upgrades and special touches you simply will not find elsewhere. Even better, the owners just completed a complete renovation of the cottage, and it looks FABULOUS!! You will love the open floor plan, artistic ceramic tile floors, restful screened-in back porch, and lovely decorating throughout. With both ocean and marsh views, your cottage offers the best of both worlds, and provides a private setting perfect for a family vacation, a reunion of good friends, or a special event.

When you rent this cottage, you will find a true island sanctuary located on a low-country coastal island known for its abundant wildlife, pristine beaches, friendly people, and rich cultural history.

Casual but Elegant Accommodations

The spacious living area in the Daufuskie Cottage includes a family-style table that will serve as the gathering place for meals cooked in your fully-equipped kitchen. Flat screen TVs in the main living area and in every bedroom, as well as Wi-Fi connection, ensure that you can stay connected to the rest of the world...but only if you choose to do so! Each spacious bedroom is tastefully decorated with queen-sized beds: One in the master BR, and two in each of the additional BRs.

You may want to start your morning by sipping coffee and and watching an Atlantic Ocean sunrise from your front porch. Later, grab a good book and head for your backyard hammock. At the end of the day, enjoy an island sunset and cocktails on your screened-in back porch while Blue Heron soars over ancient oaks draped with Spanish Moss.

A secluded ocean beach is steps away from your cottage, and many of our visitors especially enjoying visiting during nesting season of the endangered Loggerhead Turtles.

Your cottage is located on the Melrose on the Beach Resort, and you will have access to the resort amenities including free use of the spectacular Melrose pool area, and discounted rates at the Jack Nicklaus designed golf course and the wonderful Beach Club Restaurant.

In addition, the Daufuskie Cottage is the only Melrose property that also offers its guests access to the private Bloody Point Resort water taxi/ferry system from the Savannah Westin Resort, as well as discounted Bloody Point golf privileges.**

The Daufuskie Cottage is one of the few Melrose beach cottages that has a working gas fireplace. (Most beach cottage fireplaces are now decorative only.)

The wildlife is abundant and breathtaking. The resort is the home of a Great White Egret rookery, where you will see hundreds of these graceful birds settle in for the night. A nest of American Bald Eagles can be found behind the inn, and now and then vigilant visitors can actually catch sight of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.

Our island is also great for bikes and old-fashioned walking. In addition to the Melrose course, avid golfers will also enjoy playing on the nearby Bloody Point championship golf course. We can also refer you to Sea Island Trails so that you can enjoy the island and even the beach on horseback.

And, of course, you will enjoy touring the resort and the island itself on the premium 6-seat golf cart provided without charge to renters of this cottage. (This is the BEST rental property cart offered on the island.)

Please note that a well-behaved canine member of the family will be considered. Manager must review pet requests, and the guest will need to guarantee that the dog is housebroken, is not destructive, will not be getting on furniture, and that every effort will be made to leave the property upon checkout looking like no pet had been staying there.

** The Bloody Point Resort has recently raised its rates for their water taxi service, and guests decide that one of the other boat services may be a better option for them. A DRG representative will be happy to discuss which service makes the most sense for your group.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years old to rent this cottage...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Well-behaved adult dogs will be considered. Non-refundable pet fee of $125 per pet is required. Two dogs ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Sitting area...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

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  • Depending on your group this cottage can accommodate up to 10 people, assuming the queen beds are shared by 2 people each. The 3 bedroom configuration makes it perfect for three couples, a reunion of friends, or a large family group....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The beach, the beach, the beach! You can walk or ride your bike for a mile and perhaps not see another soul! And when you get back to your vacation home, a comfy hammock awaits you. There are nearby walking trails and roads perfect for bike riding, as well as horseback riding. Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library:

    DVD movies are available without charge through management ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View:

    The cottage's spacious backyard adjoins the 8th green of the Melrose Resort's golf course....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Although this is a second row cottage, you can see the ocean from your front porch....moreless

  • Resort:

    The Sandbox Cottage is located on the Melrose Resort, and guests will have free access to the beautiful pool area, and discounts at the Beach Club Restaurant and the Nicklaus-designed golf course....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Additional table and chairs are on the screened back porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided:

    No beach towels provided. Each guest supplied with one set of towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    A starter supply of coffee, cream and sugar are provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, granite counter tops...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    Two signature courses: in Melrose on the Beach and on Bloody Point. 25% discount for our guests at the Melrose course....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Available upon request...moreless

  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Free use of Melrose pool for our guests....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Winter
Nov 27 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$275
Christmas-New Year's
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$375
Winter
Jan 2 - Feb 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
Early Spring
Feb 26 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
Easter
Apr 9 - Apr 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$325
Late Spring
Apr 18 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
Summer
May 27 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay
$375
Late Summer
Aug 20 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$375
Fall
Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
$375
Early Winter
Nov 26 - Dec 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
Christmas-NYE
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
$375
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $180
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

All rates include a 4 passenger golf cart!

Check in time is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am.

Note: This island is only accessible by boat/ferry, and there is no grocery store, so you must bring groceries. There are several caterers on the island and three casual-style restaurants.

Pet policy: Case-by-case approval. Requires a non-refundable $125 fee per dog.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilton Head Island,SC and Savannah.GA
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Calibogue Cruises and May River Excursions
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
On site at Melrose Beach Club and at Bloody Point
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Melrose Beach Club Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Melrose on The Beach

Car: Not Necessary

This lovely, second row, beach cottage, is located in Melrose on the Beach, just steps away from 2 miles of pristine, quiet beaches where all you can hear is the sound of gentle waves and beautiful shore birds. Watch the shrimp boats, take a Historic tour and discover the Gulah History of Daufuskie or take in a round of golf. Don't forget to try our island delicacy, deviled crabs! Better still, we'll help arrange a full low-country dinner prepared by a local resident to be delivered directly to your cottage.

In addition to the Melrose resort's Beach Club restaurant, Daufuskie has several unique and colorful restaurants (Marshside Mama's and the Daufuskie Crab Company) where you'll swear you're in the middle of the Caribbean, as well as the casual but upscale Eagle's Nest at Bloody Point. History buffs will enjoy exploring the island and visiting various sites providing a glimpse into the past, including the recently-restored Oyster House used as a 19th century Gullah meeting place, the Billie Burns Museum, ancient cemeteries, and the two-room school house where renowned author Pat Conroy taught and which was the subject of his first book, The Water is Wide. Those interested in unique shopping opportunities will want to visit the Iron Fish Art Gallery, the Silver Dew Pottery and the weekly farmer's market held at the public dock during the warmer months. And you certainly don't want to miss the Daufuskie Island Community Farm, where old and young visitors alike are encouraged to help feed the chickens and even to try milking a goat!

 

Manager info

Daufuskie Rental Group

Year Purchased: 2005

About: The owners are Kentucky residents, and have been coming to Daufuskie for many years. This cottage is managed by Daufuskie Rental Group.

Why Melrose on the Beach (Hilton Head Island, SC, USA):
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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!


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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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Photos

  • The beautiful 3-bedroom Daufuskie Cottage...a premier Melrose Resort property.

    The beautiful 3-bedroom Daufuskie Cottage...a premier Melrose Resort property.

  • And look at your HUGE back yard...

    And look at your HUGE back yard...

  • Back porch...

    Back porch...

  • Ocean-facing bedroom

    Ocean-facing bedroom

  • Pretty 2nd bedroom

    Pretty 2nd bedroom

  • Master bedroom TV/Closet/Bookshelf area

    Master bedroom TV/Closet/Bookshelf area

  • Fully-equipped kitchen with built-in washer/dryer closet

    Fully-equipped kitchen with built-in washer/dryer closet

  • Open floor plan living/dining area adjoins screened-in porch

    Open floor plan living/dining area adjoins screened-in porch

  • Facing cottage from marsh side

    Facing cottage from marsh side

  • Beautiful Daufuskie beach is a 2 minute walk from your cottage

    Beautiful Daufuskie beach is a 2 minute walk from your cottage

  • Island's historic church - Visitors Are Welcome!

    Island's historic church - Visitors Are Welcome!

  • Enjoy your morning coffee from your front porch

    Enjoy your morning coffee from your front porch

  • Enjoy a lazy afternoon in your hammock

    Enjoy a lazy afternoon in your hammock

  • Back porch relaxing seating area

    Back porch relaxing seating area

  • Ocean-facing bedroom - Every bedroom has a TV/bookshelf alcove

    Ocean-facing bedroom - Every bedroom has a TV/bookshelf alcove

  • Fantastic master bedroom

    Fantastic master bedroom

  • Two large bathrooms with adjoining shower/commode rooms

    Two large bathrooms with adjoining shower/commode rooms

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Living area great for family time

    Living area great for family time

  • The Melrose pool area is steps away, and free...thanks to your cottage owner.

    The Melrose pool area is steps away, and free...thanks to your cottage owner.

  • The Melrose Resort's Jack Nicklaus golf course...you get a discount!

    The Melrose Resort's Jack Nicklaus golf course...you get a discount!

  • The sign says it all! Enjoy exploring our unique island on your 6-seat golf cart

    The sign says it all! Enjoy exploring our unique island on your 6-seat golf cart

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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3BR Daufuskie Cottage -Savannah Boat Service*; Cart, Fireplace, Amenities at 2 Resorts

Melrose on the Beach (Hilton Head Island, SC, USA) #455658

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