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Don’t miss out on your best vacation ever! A few more summer dates available!!!

Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights

5 bedroom, 5 full bathroom overlooking the 18th Green fairway and Beach

Traveling to Daufuskie where the island does not connect to any mainland by bridge, you'll enjoy a beautiful ferry ride from Hilton Head where you'll leave your car and take a step back in time. Once at the dock you'll travel to our house by way of land transportation or golf cart.

Our home is located on the beautiful and historic Daufuskie Island, with just a golf course separating the house from the beach and Atlantic Ocean. Our 5 bedroom/5 bath open and spacious home gives you a perfect view of the Calibogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. You can step off the front porch, walk across the 18th green, and right onto the beach at low tide. Enjoy rocking on the front porch taking in the serene atmosphere and wild life, with room for the whole family to experience the history and beauty of Daufuskie.


Lauren Rauch

Member Since 2013
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Apr 12, 2018
About Lauren Rauch

Coming from a small town in Pa. our family built this home in 2000 after spending almost 14 years vacationing on Daufuskie. My Dad played in the Harbor Town Heritage Pro Am Tournament for several years, and it was the one place our family would vacation each summer, some falls, and even a few Christmases.

Why Lauren Rauch chose Melrose on the Beach

The Island has such rich history, including a little First Union African Baptist church we attend while we are there, with a rich history that could never be matched. We grew up vacationing on the island like it was a second home. We found Indian pottery and arrowheads while walking the beach. These are just a few of the historical aspects deeming Daufuskie to be so unique, rich, and diverse in its offerings.

What makes this House unique

Listening to the calm and serene sounds of the Calibogue Sound, & watching the bald eagles fly by, and viewing the fireworks at Harbor Town and Tybee island on the 4th of July are just a few things we see from our front porch. Our home is set up to enjoy the company of one another, to cook and share a meal, catch blue crabs in the ocean when the tide is low, or share dinner with an islander at the Daufuskie Crab Company, the Eagles Nest at Bloody Point, or Lucy Bell's Cafe'. Enjoy listening to a live band with the locals most in season weekends. These are just a few of the special things we look forward to enjoying on our visits to this island paradise we call Daufuskie.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, 2 Full Sized beds, sleeps 2 adults per bed comfortably
      • Bedroom 4
        2 double, 2 Full Sized beds, sleeps 2 adults per bed comfortably
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, one queen bed and two singles that came from a trundle
      • Master Suite 1
        1 queen
      • Master Suite 2
        1 queen
      • The two single bed/matresses that came from the trundle/day bed can be moved to any of the rooms as an additional sleeping space possibly for small children to sleep on them on the floor.


      • 5 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, shower
      • Master Suite 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Master Suite 2
        toilet, tub, shower

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            Walk onto the front porch and relax on a rocking chair just yards away from the sand.
          • Golf Course Front
            On the 18th green fairway on the Jack Nicklaus Daufuskie Island Course
          • Oceanfront
            Just a walk from the sand and Ocean, look across for a view of the Lighthouse at Harbor Town, enjoying the peaceful waves of the Calibogue Sound.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Free Wifi
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Laundry rooms located on the 1st and 2nd floor
                      • Linens Provided
                        Bath towels, kitchen towels, sheets provided
                      • Living Room
                        Two Living Rooms ocean front
                      • Parking
                        Park golf-cart and plug into charging portal to the left side of the house
                      • Towels Provided
                        Beach Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Laundry rooms located on the 1st and 2nd floor
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Regular coffee pot
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dishes and Utensils are provided for 12+ guests
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Catering can be arranged
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Variety of Spices
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Two Stoves
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Books
                                    Limited number of hard and soft covered books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Limited Board Games Available
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    One in all Bedrooms, one in each living room with Google chrome for the living and master bedrooms
                                  • Toys
                                    small children's toys in a box as well as some beach toys that can be transferred back and forth


                                      • Balcony
                                        Two off of the Oceanfront Bedrooms
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Options to rent bicycles on the island and a few bikes at the house.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        One on the Second floor facing a wooded area.(Screened) One on the front porch facing the Ocean.
                                      • Golf
                                        at the Bloody Point Golf Club, 2 courses- walking and riding
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Rent through the Tour Daufuskie company on the island
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • churches
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            10 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews


                                                            Vicki K.

                                                            This lovely home was a wonderful getaway for our family. The views are spectacular!

                                                            The house and island are bewitching- can't wait to go back!

                                                            Marisa D.-

                                                            I think bewitching might be the best way to describe this funky little island and this beautiful ocean front home! The house reminds me of a southern ante-bellum mini-mansion. Opening those big double doors we walked into a beautiful home that far exceeded our expectations (the pictures do not do it justice).

                                                            We loved the incredible views from the master bedrooms. Every morning started out with incredible fiery sunrises streaming through my windows. I can't imagine a better way to wake up. The house has a fantastic layout for big groups with five suites and two of those suites have incredible beach front views.

                                                            Nobody is in front of you minus the beach. We saw dolphins swimming by and no people that passed by-- PERFECT! The wrap around decks are also incredible. The island is quirky and people are so incredibly kind. We thought it would impact our stay having some of the restaurants and the golf course shut down, but it really didn't. It was so easy to eat in and we have the best view anyway so we spent a lot of our time enjoying the views and the house. We did go crabbing which was fun and we found Brandy with Island Carts to be incredibly helpful getting us to the house and renting us a golf cart. The restaurants we ate at were delicious and the people acted like we were old friends everywhere we went.

                                                            We travel a lot and my husband always wants to see and do new things but this time he said, "We have to come back here once a year." Thank you Twigg family for sharing this charming home with us!

                                                            Great Home for Large Family Vacation

                                                            Kristi s.Greenville SC

                                                            Our family had a wonderful time at the Twigg house during our stay from July 10-15, 2016. We were a group of 8 adults and 5 children, 4 years and younger. The house worked great for our large group. We found the large open area downstairs and the big porches were perfect for the little ones' play area when we didn't feel like venturing out into the hot midday sun.The dining area with seating for everyone to eat at one time made meal time fun. We greatly appreciated the two sets of washer and dryer and having the beach towels supplied. And having a very active 14 month old, we were especially grateful for the stair gates, pack and play and booster chair that were provided! The views of the ocean were spectacular, especially in the early mornings. Lauren was very helpful and quick to respond with my many questions prior to the trip and even during our stay. She really went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed while there. We felt like we had "stepped back in time" while on Daufuskie, and came to appreciate the slow, relaxed pace on the island. We enjoyed the golf cart rides to explore the rich history of the island and found the people to be very friendly. It was a very fun and memorable family vacation!

                                                            Absolutely Wonderful in Every Way

                                                            Chuck H.

                                                            Our family of twelve stayed in the Twigg House June 1-10, 2016 and found it to be perhaps the most wonderful house we've ever rented for vacation. The minor complexities of reaching and departing Daufuskie Island are well worth working through for first-time visitors to the Island like our family. From the wonderful pottery dishware to the new beach tent for infants, Lauren and Susan took very good care of us all. You can be sure we will be returning to the Twigg House in the very near future! CTH, Asheville, NC

                                                            Paradise at Daufuskie Island

                                                            Larry And Glenda B.Augusta, GA

                                                            This was our fourth trip to Daufuskie and it was by far the best! The Twigg house was wonderful, even better than the pictures and description. The location was wonderful. The views were unbelievable. The sunrise every morning from the Master Bedroom was breathtaking! The home is very comfortable for 2 or 14. The kitchen is well equipped for anything you want to cook. Everything was clean and well-maintained. I can't say enough about how great the owners were. They answered every question quickly. We really felt like they were old friends! The whole process of renting was so easy. We ate at Melrose Beach Club, Marshside Mamas, Eagles Nest and Old Daufuskie Crab. The food and service at all was great! We also rode bikes, played golf and rode horses. Riding around the island in a golf cart with our dog was a highlight of our trip. Thank you Lauren for giving us the opportunity to stay at such a wonderful place. We can't wait to come back in June with our children and grandchildren!


                                                            Duane S.

                                                            We could not have picked a better place to stay! First off the making of the reservation was painless & the owners could not have been more helpful , friendly and accessible. Once we are arrived the house was unbelievable but so comfortable. Everything we needed to cook with or entertain was there, not missing a thing. The morning view was UNREAL & the sunset was beautiful. I say this without hesitation, if you want to stay on Daufuskie Island you need to stay at the Twigg house. We had the best time & made memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home.


                                                            Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

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