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OCEAN FRONT 'BLUE FUSKIE' COTTAGE - FREE CART - FABULOUS!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom (+ sofa sleeper) in cottage duplex

PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT NOTES PRIOR TO PROCEEDING TO PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

- 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.

You will have access to two golf courses on the island, both within a short golf cart ride: The Bloody Point golf course and (because you are a DRG guests) the prestigious Haig Point golf course. Your family will also have access to the private Haig Point equestrian center for horseback riding lessons, pony rides and carriage rides.

- Important Scheduling Information: Unless there is a partial week gap, for the summer of 2017 there will be a 7 day minimum, running Saturday to Saturday.

IMPORTANT FEATURES

1) This cottage is a direct ocean-front property and is situated on a corner lot, providing its lucky guests with an wonderful view of the ocean from two sides.

2) A Sofa-Sleeper in the living room with an adjoining half-bath and dressing room makes this perfect for family groups.

3) A complimentary 4 person golf cart is provided by the owners.

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Location, location, location! The beautiful and spacious Blue Fuskie Cottage provides its lucky renters with a front row view of the Atlantic Ocean that has to be seen to be appreciated. Talk about a WOW factor!! Imagine yourself driving on your rented golf cart through a quiet road lined with Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss, pulling up to the back entrance of your vacation home, walking into your bright and spacious living room, and being greeted with a dazzling panorama of the ocean and blue sky just beyond. Trust us…It just doesn’t get any better than this!

This vacation home has undergone a major renovation that created a large open floor plan tastefully decorated with a subtle coastal seascape theme. The cottage was designed to provide an ideal space for family get-togethers, including an open kitchen with granite counter tops and updated appliances overlooking the living room and dining areas.

Each of the two oversized bedrooms has its own private bathroom (an additional half-bath is conveniently located off of the living room) and provide a lovely and serene setting where you will fall asleep listening to the nearby ocean waves. The cottage can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people, with a king-sized bed in the master bedroom, two queen-sized beds in the front bedroom, and the leather sofa in the living room providing another queen-sized bed when opened up.

Your cottage includes a screened-in porch on the ocean side, and what a perfect place to enjoy to enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun come up over the ocean! You will actually see glimpses of both South Carolina and Georgia from here, with Hilton Head off to your left, and the Tybee Island lighthouse on your right. And straight ahead….nothing but soaring sea gulls, a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, and of course, the deep blue ocean itself!

You will find yourself strolling from your cottage to the beach over and over. This pristine and secluded beach is perfect for long walks, jogging, and even bike riding. (No golf carts here, though! This is a nesting area for the endangered Loggerhead Turtles.) Families especially enjoy the relatively calm waters where children can swim and play without fear of a strong undertow. It’s a great beach for building sand castles and hunting for shells and sand dollars after the tide goes out.

You will have access to two golf courses on the island, both within a short golf cart ride: The Bloody Point golf course and (because you are a DRG guests) the prestigious Haig Point golf course. Your family will also have access to the private Haig Point equestrian center for horseback riding lessons and pony rides.

You will enjoy touring the island on your complimentary cart as well as bikes, which are available for rental. And there's no better place for nice long walks!

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 seen now and then, and some lucky visitors can actually catch site of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.

You will want to spend time exploring the rest of this unique and special island. Accessible only by ferry, Daufuskie's isolation from the hustle and bustle of the mainland provides a one-of-its-kind experience for those looking to truly get away from it all. (See below under 'Owners Profile') for a more detailed description of the island.)

If you're looking for an old-fashioned Beach vacation experience, this beautiful cottage will exceed your expectations. This is a very popular cottage with island visitors, so be sure to reserve your time at this lovely vacation home today!

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Deborah Smith

The owners are a Pennsylvania family who love Daufuskie and enjoy visiting Daufuskie as often as possible. They enjoy sharing the beautiful Blue Fuskie Cottage with vacation visitors.

Why Deborah Smith chose Melrose on the Beach

Quite simply, this vacation home has it all! Lovely cottage, unsurpassed ocean and beach views and...most of all...situated on Daufuskie Island, one of the best-kept secrets on the Eastern coast of the United States.

What makes this cottage unique

The gorgeous Blue Fuskie Cottage is located on one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern coasts: Daufuskie Island. Your home overlooks 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, bike along the beach, take a Historic tour and discover the Gullah 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.

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, Wine and Woodworks, and the Daufuskie Rum Company. 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!

Amenities

Melrose on the Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • These bedrooms are extremely spacious and attractive. Each has its own full bathroom. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living room, with a convenient half bath steps away.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Melrose Beach Cottages are actually duplex units. There is a substantial firewall between properties, creating a soundproof effect. Also, they are designed in a way that privates a very private feel. Even on the screened in porches, you do not see the other side.

Reviews

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5

Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a different vacation... completely unwinding, unplugging, and coming home relaxed...Daufuskie is your place! The house is perfectly equipped, very cozy, and expansive beautiful ocean view! We will be back for sure!!! Deborah (property manager) and Brandy (golf cart/transportation) made sure we were completely taken care of throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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The Blue Fauskie cottage is beautiful, well kept, and nicely decorated!

  • 5 of 5

There is truly a lot to be said about leaving your car behind and jumping on a ferry to reach your beach home away from home! You can literally feel the stress roll off your shoulders. The ride over is nothing short of tranquil...lots of beautiful scenery and dolphins to welcome you. Daufuskie is charming- rich in history, quiet, peaceful, interesting, quirky...in a good way. The island definitely has taken a couple of hard knocks over the last few years- (a bankruptcy and the hurricane in 2016), but, as you read about it's rich history, Daufuskie is a tough little island that has seen and overcome many greater obstacles in over a century and there is a strong community of people committed to it's restoration. We loved the Iron Fish Art Gallery- I will be ordering pieces from there for years to come! The artist, Chase, is a super nice guy and makes gorgeous pieces- I would highly recommend checking out his website, as I have already done since returning home! The Silver Dew Pottery shop was another favorite. The couple that owns it and makes all of the pieces couldn't have been any nicer. He showed us different tools he uses and shared some interesting facts about Daufuskie & the artifacts they had in the shop- just good people- we bought a beautiful bowl for a wedding gift and a couple other pieces- another place to check out for sure! Although we typically plan our meals beforehand & mostly cook in, we did visit Marshside Mama's twice- enough said- after the first time, we had to go back- it's a cool place- very laid back...every place there is very laid back! I wouldn't know where to begin with Deborah, the property manager. She is one of the most hardworking and accommodating people I've ever met! Our week started out rainy, she brought us a puzzle. I forgot a few items at the store, she bought them and dropped them at our door. She was the ultimate hostess- couldn't have asked for anything more- thank you, Deborah! Everyone should treat themselves to a vacation like this- you don't know peace & quiet until you do!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful cottage, fantastic ocean view!

  • 4 of 5

We rented the Blue Fuskie along with another nearby cottage for our extended family of 12 for a week of summer beach fun over the 4th of July. We had a great time! The cottage is lovely, period! The stove didn't work upon arrival, but Deb brought over a hot plate for us to use the next day and then had a new stove delivered and installed within 36 hours, impressive considering getting things back/forth to Daufuskie is an everyday challenge. The island is beautiful to explore by golf cart or bicycle, and the privacy of the beach was especially unique. Watching the fireworks over the waters toward both Hilton Head and Tybee was a highlight! Our review is 4-star, not 5 because we could not use the Melrose pool as planned due to the resort's March 2017 bankruptcy. Deb arranged for us to use the Bloody Point pool at no cost, which we appreciated. Thank you for some great memories and a fun, unique week on the island!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Perfect for a quiet vacation on the beach!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was just as pictured. Beautiful, comfortable and close to the beach. We really enjoyed exploring the island and talking to the locals. The meals we had at the local restaurants were wonderful, we especially enjoyed breakfast at Lucy Belle's. Deborah & Karen helped make Daufuskie Island a great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Beautiful cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a wonderful week on Daufuskie Island in the Blue Fuskie cottage. The corner lot allows for sweeping water views. I especially loved coffee and cocktails on the back porch which is cozy and comfortable. The cottage decor is beachy and serene with several pieces from The Iron Fish Gallery. We went to Daufuskie last summer (in a different cottage) and really thought we would miss the pool. However, I was pleasantly surprised that we didn't miss it at all. We spent time on the beach and exploring the island! Deborah and Karen were so helpful with planning and questions. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Incredible ocean breeze

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway. Spacious cottage, constant ocean breeze, fresh air. Exactly what we needed.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Island,SC
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Marshside Mama's, Freeport Marina and Bloody Point
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Daufuskie Island Ferry and May River Excursions
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bloody Point and Haig Point Clubs
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Melrose beach (on site) and Bloody Point
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

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

Massage

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.

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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

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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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

The service fee included in rental rate quotes is charged by VRBO, and does not go to the property owner nor to Daufuskie Rental Group.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.