3BR Daufuskie Cottage -Savannah Boat Service*; Cart, Fireplace, Amenities at 2 Resorts(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Beautiful Beach/Marsh Views Vacation Home - Fireplace
- Please note that it is necessary to take a ferry to Daufuskie Island and the cost of boat and ground transportation is around $55 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: http://www.daufuskierentalgroup.com/faq.html.
- Availability of all resort amenities are determined solely by the Melrose Resort and the Bloody Point Resort and are not within the control of Daufuskie Rental Group.
- 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.
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 resort amenities at the nearby Bloody Point Golf Club, including free pool*, tennis, discounted golf.
- Coming soon!!! The owners are just completing a multi-level back deck including eating and lounging areas. Stay tuned for photos!
- 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.
- 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 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.
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 its pool and 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 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
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Golf Course View:
- Ocean View:
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
- Equestrian Events
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 2 - Feb 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Feb 26 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 9 - Apr 17, 2017
4 night min stay
Apr 18 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
May 27 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay
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
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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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!
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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The beautiful 3-bedroom Daufuskie Cottage...a premier Melrose Resort property.
And look at your HUGE back yard...
Pretty 2nd bedroom
Master bedroom TV/Closet/Bookshelf area
Fully-equipped kitchen with built-in washer/dryer closet
Open floor plan living/dining area adjoins screened-in porch
Facing cottage from marsh side
Beautiful Daufuskie beach is a 2 minute walk from your cottage
Island's historic church - Visitors Are Welcome!
Enjoy your morning coffee from your front porch
Enjoy a lazy afternoon in your hammock
Back porch relaxing seating area
Ocean-facing bedroom - Every bedroom has a TV/bookshelf alcove
Fantastic master bedroom
Two large bathrooms with adjoining shower/commode rooms
Living area great for family time
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 sign says it all! Enjoy exploring our unique island on your 6-seat golf cart
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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