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Oceanfront vacation beach house with private beach path and big pool

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

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

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 beaches. 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!

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Edmund & Rheney
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

What makes this house unique

7 Bedrooms, spacious and 180 Degree view of the ocean.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront vacation beach house with private beach path and big pool
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Muncie, IN


  • 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: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This house was wonderful for our very large group. We were able to entertain as many as 20 people for dinners without feeling cramped. Slept 16 very comfortably all week. Ages of the kids ranged from 14-27, plus 5 couples (all siblings and their spouses)......was an incredible week of family gathering in a very warm house with incredible views and amenities. The kitchen, although small, was perfectly put together to cook large meals each day and we never felt cramped. We are already looking at calendars in the next year or 2 for a return visit to this beautiful beach home.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for very much for your kind review. We hope you come back soon and we are so pleased you had a great vacation at our home. Family memories are priceless!
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Great Family Time at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

A big Thank you to Rheny and Edmund for sharing their "Castle by the Sea" with vacationers like us.We were able to get together all of our children and their spouses and our grandchildren for this beach vacation and we all agree this house was a perfect fit for all us us to get together as a family. The location on Hilton Head island is one of our favorite, right on the beach. This unique home with the endless oceanfront views will always be a part of our happy and priceless memories. We all enjoyed hours of fun in the Big private pool.there are so many gathering spots throughout the house , yet the layout offers plenty privacy as well. It is really nice to be able to walk back and forth from the beach to the house in no time. We could have used more refrigerator space,but the crushed ice maker was a big hit! I would not hesitate to recommend this home to others and we certainly would hope to be able to return again some day! Paulette and Charlie

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY, USA

Absolutely incredible

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the house even better than described in their advertisement (the pictures do not do the property justice), the owners made themselves available to give us a tour, provide restaurant recommendations, and other helpful tips for the weekend away. We were having a reunion of sorts, and the house was perfect for our group. The private walkway to the ocean was amazing too.

Cannot say enough amazing things about the house and the owners...we will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Despite VRBO being on a "by owner" website, this property is one of the few I found actually offered "by owner" and not by an vacation rental agency. I had not one, not two, but three special requests of the owners. Each one was given real consideration by the owners, and the owners and I worked out something that was mutually beneficial for each.

It's a tremendous split level home. The best views are from the great room, which is a few stairs from the family room/kitchen, and the upstairs bedrooms including the master. Almost every bedroom has in-suite bathrooms. All appliances from the kitchen to the laundry room are top of the line from all of the flat screen tvs to even the blender. The kitchen is small to cook for so many bedrooms full of people, but it worked well enough. The outdoor amenities were great. Note to the owners, the property could use a mosquito treatment.

I recommend the pool heat and the bike service, which was delivered to the door. You can pick up the bike trails at the end of the street, and it's a short ride to Coligny.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Tampa, FL

Couples Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view and private beach path! The owner was incredibly thoughtful! We had a package arrive at the house early, and without asking, the owners held onto it and brought it to the house when we arrived. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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

South Forest Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Fun
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay

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

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South Forest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 in Pantry
  • 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 9 Blue Grotto Game Room - 1 queen , This bed is in the game room, no view but HUGE flat screen
    Bedroom 10 Carolina Hunt Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed, ocean/pool,deck main floor, share bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • 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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