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Oceanfront, Sea Pines, 22 Black Skimmer Ln. - Pool & Private Beach Access

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront/Private Beach Access/Pool/6BR/6.5BA

This oceanfront beach house is for a fabulous family (or multi-family) holiday. A new extension was completed in February 2015 that adds a master bedroom suite, office/study, formal dining room, powder room, elevator, and 2-car garage. This 6-Bedroom (sleeps 12), 6.5 Bath (5 en suite) home has private access to sensational, uncrowded beach and a large private swimming pool. 10MB cable wireless broadband for Internet access is available, as well as a multiple flat-panel HDTVs. Located in Sea Pines Plantation, home of the PGA Heritage Golf Classic (Harbour Town golf links) and former site of the Family Circle Tennis Classic (one of top 4 US tennis tournaments), this area has miles of paths for biking, walking, rollerblading. There is also great boating if you are seeking a change of pace. Guests have free tennis privileges daily (one hour + additional time after 1pm if you use the hour in the morning) at the nearby South Beach Racquet Club. Guests also have access to and/or discounted rates at many of the island's golf courses including Harbour Town.

Amenities: Outside Living Area

• Swimming pool (16 ft. x 34 ft.); can be heated for an additional fee

• Back yard and garden

Outdoor Amenities

• Upstairs deck for eating/entertaining/relaxing

• Lounging & dining furniture poolside

• 2 outdoor showers (hot & cold water) & foot rinses

• Storage for floats, beach chairs, etc.

• Charcoal grill

Upstairs Living Areas

Living Room

• With sliding glass doors to deck

• Open plan to dining area & kitchen

Dining Area

• Informal dining adjacent to kitchen with table to seat 10+

• Plus bar area with stools & counter

• Formal dining room to seat 14+

Kitchen

• Very well equipped, including TV

Office/study

• Built-in desk for working

• Seating for R&R, reading, and/or watching television

Downstairs Living Areas

Family Room

• 42' flat-panel HDTV with DVD

• Double closets

• Sliding glass doors to pool/pool deck

Laundry Room

• Large washer and large dryer

• Hanging line

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs

Bedroom & Bathroom #1 (Master Suite)

• King size bed

• Seating area with HDTV

• Walk-in closet

• Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 2 sinks, shower, WC)

• Maximum privacy in wing of home

Bedroom & Bathroom #2 (2nd smaller Master Suite)

• King size bed

• Color TV with DVD player

• Walk-in closet

• Door to rear/oceanside deck

• Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 2 sinks, shower, Jacuzzi, WC)

Bedroom & Bathroom #3

• Queen size bed

• Color TV

• Closet

• Glass sliding doors to rear/oceanside deck

• Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 1 sink, shower, WC)

Bedroom & Bathroom #4

• Two twin-size beds

• Double closet

• Glass sliding doors to front deck

• Hall bath (vanity w/ 1 sink, tub plus mounted shower, WC)

Downstairs

Bedroom & Bathroom #5

• Queen size bed

• Color TV

• Closet

• Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 2 sinks, shower, WC)

Bedroom & Bathroom #6

• Two twin-size beds

• Closet

• Glass sliding doors to pool deck

• Ensuite bathroom (vanity w/ 1 sink, tub plus mounted shower, WC)

Other features:

• Powder room on 2nd floor

• 2-car garage

• Elevator from garage to 2nd floor, thus entire house is wheelchair-accessible

Activities:

• Swimming at beach or pool

• World-class golf (30+ courses within 30 minutes including several 'Top 100')-- course access and reduced rates available including PGA Tour course (Harbour Town, MCI Heritage Golf Classic)

• World-class tennis -- one hour court time daily at South Beach Racquet Club, 5 minutes from our house

• Watersports of every type -- boating, fishing, sailing, etc.

• Bicycling -- trails everywhere

• Sightseeing and antiquing (Savannah, Beaufort and Charleston all an easy drive)

Area: Hilton Head is an island just off the coast of the southeast United States midway between Washington, DC and Miami, Florida.

More Details

Owner
Ted Leavitt
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Ted Leavitt

We currently live in Cincinnati OH. The picture comes from our many years in London, England. Our grown children also got a bit of the travel bug and are now spread around the globe -- Palo Alto CA, Beijing China, and London UK.

Hilton Head is in our blood. Ted's grandmother came from Bluffton before leaving in 1911 and the relatives owned places like Rose Hill, Victoria Bluff, and Kirk's Bluff (along the May River) back when land was cheap, cheap (1800s - 1960s)

Ted Leavitt purchased this house in 1998

Why Ted Leavitt chose Island Areas

Our house has been in the Leavitt family since Ted's father bought the property from Charles Fraser on a hunting trip in the early 1960s. We bought the house in 1998 and then did a complete renovation in order to bring the house up to date. The old beach houses were very open (you had to go outside to the downstairs bedroom!) and we converted it to a 5-bedroom, 5-bath format, while maintaining the character from the early days of Sea Pines. In 2014/2015, we did a major extension to add some of the features we've really wanted to over the years. This has given us a nice master suite, some proper garages, elevator, office/study and a dining room for entertaining the entire group that is there.

What makes this house unique

Having come to Hilton Head since 1962, our house reflects the dichotomy of a modern version of an original Sea Pines beach cottage with the simplicity of beach life. We personally feel the privacy of our setting is a unique benefit, but each person will have their own viewpoint.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at 22 black skimmer for our family vacation. We absolutely loved the house. We spent our mornings at the beach and the afternoons at the pool. It was a perfect location on the beach and having our own pool was ideal. The owners were very helpful before we arrived answering any questions we had and the house had everything we would need. We will definitely be back on our next trip to Hilton Head.
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Sea Pines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Vanity with two sinks
    Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Vanity with two sinks
    Queen up bath - toilet , shower
    Hall bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , For twin upstairs bedroom
    Queen down bath - toilet , shower
    Twin down bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder room - toilet , In hallway on 2nd floor
    Outdoor showers - outdoor shower , 2 showers by pool with hot and cold water
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Ensuite bath/shower; walk-in closet; seating area with tv
    Master - 1 king , Oceanfront; ensuite shower, jacuzzi, tv
    Queen - up - 1 queen , Oceanfront; ensuite shower
    Twin - up - 2 twin/ single , Streetside; adjacent bath
    Queen - down - 1 queen , Streetside; ensuite shower, tv
    Twin - down - 2 twin/ single , Oceanfront; ensuite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Longer-term rentals are typical in January - March. There are some shorter-term stays, e.g. 4 nights, in Oct.-Feb.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.888889 based on 63 reviews
5

Great week

  • 5 of 5

Great home, pool, location. Do wish there was TV upstairs in living area although understand if desire to keep it more formal, but so much activity centered around kitchen/dining area that would be easier to keep an eye on kids. Upstairs router/range extender not on on arrival and could not logon after turned on. One of turtles on table already broken on arrival and another broken before had a chance to childproof living area. Will reimburse if desired. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We had a terrific week there.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6/24 - 7/1

  • 4 of 5

Great home, pool, location. Do wish there was TV upstairs in living area although understand if desire to keep it more formal, but so much activity centered around kitchen/dining area that would be easier to keep an eye on kids. Upstairs router/range extender not on on arrival and could not logon after turned on. One of turtles on table already broken on arrival and another broken before had a chance to childproof living area. Will reimburse if desired. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We had a terrific week there.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. TV in living room has been mentioned before and we still choose not to have one where we overlook the ocean. But the good news is the house does have 7 TVS. We are always available if there are issues, e.g., with wi-fi (turning it off and on usually solves any issues), and it's not a problem with things like children breaking things like small, ornamental turtles. It happens! Thx.
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5

Special spot on the beach. This house is oceanfront with a gorgeous porch overlooking the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Plenty of room for everyone. Comfortable beds. Well stocked kitchen. Lovely pool. Easy bike ride to south beach. It's clearly a well loved house perfect for a family stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great beachfront home

  • 5 of 5

The owner is responsive to any requests and the home is beautiful, fully equipped and comfortable. The best rental we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Easter/Spring Break Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented in Sea Pines many times in the past 15 years. 22 Black Simmer is our favorite! So much so that we have already booked a return trip. We loved the feel of an older beach house while enjoying the spectacular new master suite wing! Our family of 8 adults and 4 granddaughters had a very special poolside Easter service led by the girls----truly an Easter to remember! The kitchen is the most well-equipped of any rental property I have used. The porch was wonderful in April---a gathering spot every morning and evening. I cannot say enough good things about this home and its owner, Ted, who is most helpful! He has even ordered some new cookware since renters before us had mentioned that! I can't wait to return to 22 Black Skimmer!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week!

  • 5 of 5

Two families enjoyed this house for a week and had a wonderful time. Perfect weather, beautiful property with great beach access, best stretch of sand on Hilton head in my opinion. Quiet, uncrowded. The porch is perfect for coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. If you are a serious cook, you may want to bring a good skillet/pan with you, as the pots and pans have seen better days. But other than that, zero complaints, I would return !

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Golf: Specifically, it is on the border of the states of South Carolina and Georgia.

The two closest airports are Hilton Head (HHH, which is serviced by US Airways via Charlotte, North Carolina connections) and Savannah, Georgia (SAV, which is serviced by Delta, Continental and others via Atlanta and New York). Our house is 50 minutes from Savannah and 20 minutes from the Hilton Head airport.

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Rates & Availability

Sea Pines House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer2
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$11,300
 
 
Summer3
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,100
 
 
Summer4
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,200
 
 
Autumn1
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,700
 
 
Autumn2
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$875
$4,700
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,150
$6,500
 
 
Autumn3
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$875
$4,700
 
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,150
$6,500
 
 
Off Season
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
$550
$2,450
 
 
Spring1
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,050
$5,800
 
 
Spring2
Mar 17 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
Memorial Day1
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 
 
Memorial Day2
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$9,400
 
 
Summer1
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$10,750
 
 
Summer2
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$11,600
 
 
Summer3
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
$9,400
 
 
Summer4
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,500
 
 
Autumn1
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Plan (in lieu of sec. deposit) $69
Tax Rate 11.0%

Note that we are an owner-managed property and the only extra we charge is $69 in lieu of a security deposit. Homeaway and VRBO instituted a sliding-scale service fee in February 2016 that relates to booking on their site. We, the owners, have nothing to do with this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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