2 bedroom (+ sofa sleeper) in cottage duplex
- english, Written inquiries in German will be answered.
About Deborah Smith
The owners are a Virginia family who love Daufuskie and enjoy visiting Daufuskie as often as possible. They enjoy sharing the beautiful Blue Fuskie Cottage with vacation visitors. This property is managed by Daufuskie Rental Group, a Daufuskie-based team. (DRG's owner, Deborah Smith, lives across from the Blue Fuskie Cottage and is available to help 24/7.)
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 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!
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - We welcome families! We welcome families!
Parties/events allowed - This is NOT a party house! This is NOT a party house!
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - 25 years old minimum age for primary renter.25 years old minimum age for primary renter.
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.
This was our first trip to DI. We loved it, will be back. Deborah and her staff were great at every turn.
Perfect long weekend
We loved this little cottage. Had a fabulous long weekend enjoying the outdoors and family time. The cottage was clean on arrival and had games and beach chairs. Perfect location on the beach. Thanks for a great stay.
pleased to stay
New Year's Eve Stay
This is the second New Year's Eve that we've stayed at a property from Daufuskie Rental Group. The house was fantastic! Everything was great and it's in a perfect location. Deborah is so accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. We'll be back.
The Perfect Thanksgiving
Words can’t describe how wonderful and comfortable this cottage is. It is the perfect location. You see the water the entire time. The back porch is amazing. The beach is clean, I didn’t see one piece of garbage on the beach or streets. Debbie lives close by and is a wealth of info on things to do on the island. I will be staying here again because I feel like it is my second home. You will not regret choosing this place
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.