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3BR Premier Daufuskie Cottage - Cart, Fireplace, Bloody Point Resort Amenities

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


Last updated: 04/30/2017
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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

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Beautiful Beach/Marsh Views Vacation Home - Fireplace

IMPORTANT!!! - Please note that it is necessary to take a ferry to Daufuskie Island and the cost of boat and ground transportation is around $65 per person roundtrip, with discounts available for children 5 and under.We are happy to provide information about coming to Daufuskie, located between Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, Georgia. However, before contacting us with questions, please review our website's FAQ page:

- Important Scheduling Information: Unless there is a partial week gap, for the summer of 201y there is a 7 day minimum, running Saturday to Saturday.


- Access to the private Bloody Point Resort amenities including free pool, discounted golf and (for a fee) the private water taxi originating from the Savannah Westin Resort. ** IMPORTANT: SEE NOTE AT THE END OF THIS MESSAGE

- The owners have just completed a multi-level back deck including eating, grilling, lounging areas. This is the only cottage with this GREAT extra feature. (Photos coming soon.)

- Cottage guests will have the use of a premium 6 seat golf cart.

- Ideal location, conveniently located just steps to beach.

- 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.


This beautiful Daufuskie vacation home, the Daufuskie Cottage, is one of only two 3-bedroom cottages currently available in the Melrose 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. And the just-completed multi-level deck addition with cooking, dining, and lounging areas is to die for!!

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 restful screened-in back porch or your backyard hammock. At the end of the day, gather the family or your friends on the beautiful open deck area to enjoy an island sunset, dinner cooked on your gas grill, and cocktails. And all of this while watching a Blue Heron or Wood Stork soar 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.

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 free use of the BP pool.**

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 Bloody Point golf course, as a DRG guest you will have access to the nearby prestigious Haig Point golf course. The Haig Point equestrian center is also available to our guests for horseback riding lessons and pony rides, subject to availability.

And, of course, you will enjoy touring the resorts 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. A pet fee is required.

** The Bloody Point Resort has recently raised its rates for their water taxi service, and guests may 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 a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Sitting area...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library:

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


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • 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
  • Ocean View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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



Write a review 4.7
from 29 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 18 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
May 27 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Early Winter
Nov 26 - Dec 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

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


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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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hilton Head Island,SC and Savannah.GA
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Daufuskie Island Ferry and May River Excursions
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Haig Point Club and Bloody Point Club
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Melrose Beach

Car: Not Necessary

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.

Horseback Riding

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.


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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Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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  • 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

  • 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

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

    Beautiful Daufuskie beach is a 2 minute walk from your cottage

  • 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 - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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