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

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


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+


• Very well equipped, including TV


• 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


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)


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


• 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

Ted Leavitt
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 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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Sea Pines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
Longer-term rentals are typical in January - March. There are some shorter-term stays, e.g. 4 nights, in Oct.-Feb.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront, Sea Pines, 22 Black Skimmer Ln. - Pool & Private Beach Access
average rating of 4.9 based on 59 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home on beachfront property

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this home several years in a room and been extremely happy it. The owner is very helpful and responsive. Incredible views and beautiful property. Hope to continue to visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fit For a King

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to Sea Pines for 50 years. Such a beautiful place with so much available. This property is tops: fully equipped, everything works, great location and wonderful owner who really cares about your satisfaction. If you are an extended family, like we are, get there first so that you can claim the new Master Suite!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fit For A King (and family).

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in 2012 but needed 6 bedrooms this time. By accident discovered a new addition added a 6th bedroom and much more! Just a great place for extended family vacation. Well stocked. Everything works. Great location. Many places around the house to gather, especially on the upper deck facing the pool and ocean with loads of comfortable furniture. Best of all is the owner Ted, who communicated with me tirelessly over work being done in the house, just prior to our arrival, to hurricane recovery work on the road, paths and beaches, which is immense! My wife and I have been coming to Sea Pines since 1967, first separately as high school students and for 45 years married. Such a beautiful place and a house that can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful private oceanfront home!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at 22 Black Skimmer! It was so peaceful and everything we needed was readily available. We lucked out and had a full 4 straight days of sunshine in the pool in between weeks of rain before we arrived and the evacuation due to hurricane Matthew the day we were scheduled to depart. Arriving on the island late in the evening provided its own set of challenges as it was so dark (thankful for GPS!). But once we got our bearings in the daylight, it was no problem at all to locate the property and the nearby shops etc.

A couple of minor items - can't really refer to them as negative issues as they truly are minor: the mattress in the front queen bed was not as comfortable as those in the other 5 bedrooms (might be time to replace?), the towels provided were quite rough (even after our washing them with fabric softener) and it would have been fantastic if there was at least one handrail to assist the older folks with getting in/out of the pool. The same can be said for the walkway to the ocean - having a railing for all steps. Lastly the elevator stopped mid use first time we tried it (but started again :) ) and that caused enough nervousness in my mom and aunt that they wouldn't use it all and instead dealt with the stairs. All minor issues unless it was mandatory for someone to have the elevator.

The positive far outweighed anything else! The view from the porch is amazing no matter what time of day. 75 steps from the pool to the ocean to see amazing sunrises each morning. Although the properties on each side are close, you don't notice notice due to the trees. It is really a private setting. Having the private pool elevated the vacation experience. No scrambling for lounges or competing for space in the water.

I did see a few reviews about no tv in the upstairs living room. We didn't find that to be an issue. The only time a tv was on was for Monday Night Football because the MN Vikings (SKOL!) were playing. The tv downstairs in the family room worked quite well for that.

There have been comments about updates being needed (counter tops, stairway) but I disagree. I'd be wary of over updating as it will take away from the charm of the home. Standing at the ocean, you can see other homes that appear to be much newer and larger, but 22 Black Skimmer looks and feels like it belongs there.

Ted was a pleasure to work with and if (when) we head back to the HH area, we'll start here when looking for a place to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the detailed review. I have to laugh at myself sometimes as it is difficult to get everything as everyone wishes but we sure try. Getting mattresses just right is tough as some like them firmer or softer than others. The one that is mentioned is pretty up to date. A new countertop is moving up the "to do" list. Residential elevators by nature have the occasional issue, usually due to one of the doors not being entirely shut. Most importantly, thanks for coming and enjoying your stay.
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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.


Rates & Availability

Sea Pines House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day (Wk2)
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Feb 24 2018 - Mar 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 17 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day1
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day2
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

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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