Ocean Front 'Blue Fuskie' Cottage - Free Cart - Fabulous!!(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
2 bedroom (+ sofa sleeper) at Daufuskie Island's
- 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: 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.
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) Easy walking distance to all amenities, including the beach and resort pool.
4) A complimentary 4 person golf cart is provided by the owners.
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 found behind the inn, and now and then vigilant 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!
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Member since: 2013
- 1 story
- Max. occupancy 8
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
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:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Tax Rate 10%
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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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.
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.
Daufuskie Rental Group
About: 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 Melrose on the Beach (Hilton Head Island, SC, USA):
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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 Glass House, 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!
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Links to more information:
The beautiful Blue Fuskie Cottage
Fully equipped kitchen
An extra dressing room and bath off the living room
Restful 2nd bedroom
How close is the beach? Here are the steps leading down to it...
The Iron Fish Art Gallery
The sign says it all!
Enjoy exploring Daufuskie...
Lovely open floor plan...
Great screened-in porch with ocean and beach just beyond...
Beautiful ocean front bedroom with King Bed
Daufuskie's beaches are pristine and secluded...
Our island church - Visitors are welcome!
Ending the day at Old Daufuskie Crab Company
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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