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Oceanfront, Private Path to Beach, Saltwater Pool, Spa, 6 Person Hot Tub

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Bedroom /8.5 Bathroom Sleeps 19. Private Beach Path.Pool Size 40ftx12ftx5ft

Located by the Sea Pines Ocean gate in South Forest Beach, this gorgeous, oceanfront home with private beach path (100 steps to beach from house) is ideal for enjoying one of the island’s most beautiful and quiet beach. Have the best of both worlds here! This secluded, private home is located within walking distance to Hilton Head Island’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations. Whether you want to head to the Sea Pines Beach Club or Coligny Plaza for some excitement or relax by the pool and watch the tide roll in, this home has it all! Pool size: 40ft long by 12ft wide and 5ft deep. Pool can be heated for additional rate.

With a spacious floor plan of over 6000 sq.ft., this home has what you’re looking for. 11 Laurel Ln. offers three indoor dining and living room areas, a large saline pool, spa, multiple decks and private balconies.

The kitchen with gas stove, dishwasher and refrigerator provides an open space with a large dining table and 6 chairs, vaulted ceiling, sitting area with two comfortable leather sofas, wall mounted 60” flat screen tv, access to grill, main decks, pool area, and private boardwalk to the beach. Next to the kitchen is the pantry with another refrigerator and dishwasher for your use. The pantry has a half bath as well.

There is also a larger, more formal dining room off the kitchen, which comfortably accommodates another 10 people.

You will also find “The Carolina Hunt Room” on the main level, a large library/game room lounging area with pool/ deck access. There is a queen size sofa bed here overlooking the pool and ocean. Also a 60” round table with seating for 6 that can be used for additional dining space or a great place to converge and work puzzles and play games. There are two large sofas around a 48” flat screen, which is perfect for families to be together and watch movies. This room is a perfect quiet spot to study or pick one of the two desks to conquer your workload at your home away from home. Finally on this main level is the king size bedroom suite which has its own jacuzzi, shower and beautiful large bathroom. This bedroom over looks the pool and ocean and has its own access to both.

Six small steps to the next level gives you breath-taking views. The Great Room stretches over the back façade of the home with 180* views of the Atlantic Ocean. There are four separate seating areas to choose. Roll up the large oriental rug and you will find a dance floor! Large glass windows and sliding glass doors surround the room for one of the most spectacular views on Hilton Head.

Located directly off the Great Room is a pentagon shaped deck with outdoor umbrella with teak dining table and 8 teak chairs. This deck continues down to the lower deck where you will find the saline pool/spa. There are 4 teak rocking chairs, 2 chaise loge chairs as well as a fabulous hideaway cabana with sectional sofa, rocking recliner and 46” flat screen tv. The ocean views from this entertaining area are unsurpassed.

From the Great room, a sweeping wrought iron staircase will take you the upper level where you will find the “Junior Suite Lounge”. You’ll find a love seat which pulls out into a twin sofa bed and love seat sofa. Also outfitted with a 40” flat screen tv. There is balcony access with new blackout blinds, and great views of the pool and beach!

Off from the lounge area, you will walk into the first of three bedrooms located on the upper level of the house. Enter through two small double doors and awaken your senses to an aquamarine suite. In addition to the canopy bed and new memory foam queen mattress, you will find a newly remodeled modern bathroom with travertine floors and a spacious glass shower. (Did I mention pool and ocean views from this room too, and your own flat screen tv!!!)

The second bedroom located on the upper level is absolutely adorable! It is adjacent to the “Junior Suite Lounge” and has two twin beds with a renovated bathroom (shower only). It overlooks an island of live oak trees, covered in spanish moss, a well-kept secret of the south. Last, but not least, you’ll find the Master

Suite. Open up the sliding glass doors onto your private balcony and listen to the ocean waves from this secluded oasis! You’ll find yourself at a loss for words with the wide, breath-taking, panoramic ocean views from anywhere in this room! This remote destination is one of a kind! There is a brand new remote-controlled Temperpedic king size bed, retractable flat screen tv in a custom cabinet (also remote-controlled), and we can’t forget the black out remote-controlled blinds. Ladies, tired of sharing a bathroom with your man? This suite has his and her bathrooms! The ladies’ boudoir provides a soaking Jacuzzi tub, large closet with dressing area, make-up vanity, a bidet, commode, and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and pool area. The second master bathroom meant just for him offers a large stand-alone brand new marble shower, marble vanity, and commode. A private dry bar provides a mini-fridge to store your concoctions as well as a Keurig coffee brewer. Enjoy coffee in bed without ever leaving the room!

Downstairs will bring you to two more bedrooms, each with their own private decks and personalities… The king bedroom is newly remodeled with a Tommy Bahama themed décor and an extremely comfortable new king mattress, wall mounted flat screen tv, deck with two wicker rockers, and a private access to the beach path. We must remember that this Bahamian room has a walk-in closet. Sail away in the sixth bedroom with another brand new king bed. This room not only has a private deck with a chair to rock away your worries, it is modernly decorated with calming blues and white hues. Of course another flat screen tv. Connected by two doors, these two bedrooms share a brand new bathroom, with a walk-in, spacious rain shower, quartz vanity and nickel troft sink.

Five additional steps bring you down into a private, multi-purpose area where the seventh bedroom is located. While parents will enjoy the new king bed with a , private remodeled gorgeous bathroom , and shower, the children will enjoy the cozy playroom/media room with a queen size new bed and a very large tv. If you feel the need to do some laundry, there is new front-loading HE washer and dryer located off this room as well. And separate room foe foosball table.

There is an outdoor bathroom complete with rain shower head, shower hose, and toilet constructed with iep wood. Play ping pong on the outdoor table or take the private path to the beach and relax on the hammock overlooking the Atlantic Ocean!

More Details

Edmund & Rheney
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

What makes this house unique

8 Bedrooms, 8 1/2 bathrooms spacious and 180 Degree view of the ocean.


South Forest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1(Tommy Bahama) - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Beautiful, ornate & unique describes this large bathroom
    Bathroom 2 (Master 180) - toilet , shower , For Him: All marble bathroom with rain shower head, glass
    Bathroom 3 (Master 180) - toilet , jetted tub , bidet , For Her: whirlpool, bidet, dressing make up table, closet
    Bathroom 4 (for Aqua bedroom) - toilet , shower , New travertine bathroom with glass shower
    Bathroom 5 (for Lavender/Blue room) - toilet , shower , Small shower, toilet, and sink. All you need
    Bathroom 6(for Royal & Nautical) - toilet , shower , Brand new bathroom, rainforest shower, glass door
    Bathroom 7 (for Blue Grotto Rooms) - toilet , shower , Brand new marble/tiled to the top, glass shower, beautiful!
    Bathroom 8 Outdoor - toilet , shower , Awesome outdoor Ipe Brazilian wood rainforest shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , Half-bath off Butler's kitchen main floor
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 Tommy Bahama Room - 1 king , only bedroom on the main floor, pool/ocean view,jacuzzi/show
    Bedroom 2 Master 180 ocean view top floor - 1 king , Private suite, remote everything,sep. bathrooms, refrigerato
    Bedroom 3 Romantic Aqua Queen - 1 queen , Ocean/pool view, memory foam queen canopy,private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lounge off Aqua room, single sofa bed, private deck and tv
    Bedroom 5 Lavender/Blue Room - 2 twin/ single , Faces front of house, private bath with shower
    Bedroom 6 Royal Sleigh King - 1 king , ocean, private deck, shared bathroom with Nautical Room
    Bedroom 7 Nautical King Blue - 1 king , Private deck with rocker, goes right to ocean, shared bath
    Bedroom 8 Blue Grotto - 1 king , Ground level, new bath off tv game room & laundry
    Bedroom 10 Carolina Hunt Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed, ocean/pool,deck main floor, share bathroom
    Bedroom 9 Blue Grotto Game Room - 2 twin/ single , This bed is in the game room, no view but HUGE flat screen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Oceanfront, Private Path to Beach, Saltwater Pool, Spa, 6 Person Hot Tub
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful home on the beach for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location with a private path to the beach in an area with homes only, no nearby condos or public beaches, so no crowds. Bedding for 19 and plenty of bathrooms. Several living areas so you can spread out. Great deck with large table overlooking the ocean. Pool was super. Two ice makers in addition to the 2 refrigerators, so plenty of room for food and drinks. Great house! We have already reserved it for next year...

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We loved having you and will keep doing things to make the home better and better. In the next month we are planning on installing a large hot tub! It will be next to the pool where the rocking chairs were so it will overlook the ocean. It will not block the view because it will be recessed into the deck! We hope your family will enjoy it next summer! Take care!
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Great house... took 2 days to see the whole thing.

  • 5 of 5

Great week with family, When my niece was able to join us last minute, Rheney and Edmund were gracious enough to allow us to go 1 over the limit, and still we had plenty of room for all. So many porches and balconies .. there must be 6 ways to exit the back of the house on 4 different levels. The views of the ocean are awesome, and the pool was plenty big for our large crew.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are funny what you said about taking two days to see the whole house! Made me laugh! You all are a great family and we loved having you! Thank you for taking such good care of the home. We hope to see you again. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Rheney
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Great property for family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is very large and comfortably fit 15 people for our family reunion. We enjoyed the fully stocked kitchen and extra fridge in the butlers pantry, it made purchasing for and cooking large family meals very easy. The location of the property is wonderful as its right on the ocean and only a short bike ride away from shops and restaurants. We did not pay the extra to heat the pool, but with the warm weather we didn't even need pool heat, it still felt very warm. Definitely remember to bring your own beach towels, but other than that the house is stocked with everything you need. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm so glad the house worked out well for your family reunion! You are right, the pool definitely does not need to be heated in the summer time. Thank you again for choosing Castle By the Sea and hope we will see you all again soon. Take care, Rheney
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Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Castle by the Sea has a lived in feel which was fine for our sprawling family-in laws, brother and his family, our 3 children with spouses and grandchildren in tow. 18 in all, 6 couples, 2 teens and 4 toddlers and we never felt cramped. The house has many different rooms and we found a matching area for each group. The ocean front property with a pool gives a summer vacation the best of both worlds. Thank you for a great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are so glad the house worked well for the multiple families. Thank you for taking such great care of our home. We hope you will have lasting memories. All the best, Rheney
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 18 - 11 adults and 7 children (ranging in age from 12 - 5). We had adequate room for everyone. The house was clean and neat. The owners were readily available for any question and were very nice. The only drawbacks for us were - the kitchen was very small for the size of the group, as was the pool and deck. The beach is great. Thank you Edmund and Rhenney for sharing your "castle by the sea".

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent beach location. The house is great for a large family gathering from babies to adults. Plenty of room for everyone and accommodates different nap schedules for the little ones.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hilton Head Island Airport HHH
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Harbourtown Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Coligny Plaza
Car: recommended

Our house is located in South Forest Beach community.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $450
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

Upon receipt of our lease agreement via email, please mail the signed lease agreement with the 50% deposit of weekly rental rate or you can pay by Credit Card through but 3% will be added to the rate.
Thank you for booking our Castle by the Sea I oceanfront property.
Respectfully yours,
Edmund and Rheney Hopper
Edmund's Mobile: 843-290-1983

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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