Two Bedrooms Ocean-Front; Pet-Friendly
About Deborah Smith
From the Owner: I am a real estate broker and have always loved Daufuskie Island. My office is on Hilton Head Island, which is just a short ferry ride away. My husband is an architect. We have a small dog, and two grandchildren who absolutely love coming to the Cottage. From Daufuskie Rental Group: The cottage is managed by Daufuskie Rental Group, known for superior service to rental guests. From the moment you make your reservation to your last moment on the island, we will work hard to make coming to our island an easy experience, and then to provide you with a memorable vacation once you are here.. Your property managers live on Daufuskie full-time, and are available to be of assistance on a 24/7 basis.
Deborah Smith purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Deborah Smith chose Melrose on the Beach
From the Owner: When I go to Daufuskie Island, it is a vacation. All the stress leaves me as I walk on the secluded beach, watch the wildlife and enjoy what life is really all about...beauty and peace. You will see egrets, fox squirrels, deer and dolphin....all from the spacious front porch. From Daufuskie Rental Group: We enjoy managing this charming cottage with its perfect ocean-front location.
What makes this Cottage unique
From the Owner: The unique benefits are what we don't have. We don't have cars, congestion, noise, tourism or crowds. We do have beautiful beaches, friendly island people who wave as they go by in their golf cart, quiet, beauty of nature. If you want to go to the busy island, Hilton Head, it is just a short ferry ride away. If you have your own boat, I do own a dock on Daufuskie so you can bring it and tie it up there while you stay at the Cottage! From Daufuskie Rental Group: Aside from the charms of this cottage, we are happy that the owner allows well-behaved canine family members to join in the vacation fun.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Well-behaved dogs are welcome, with a pet fee.
Nice playgroung for children
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Slice of heaven!
Very beautiful island, not commercialized yet, so not crowded at all. The cottage is located right on the beach, which makes the experience even better.
We had the best time and enjoyed the cottage and location so Much! This was our second stay and we hope to visit again!
Our whole stay was amazing ! Had the best views in a lovely home !
I hope to be back
Home away from home
Best place on the whole island to stay, the beach is literally feet away. Perfection!!!
It is a very nice cottage but it could use some cosmetic enhancements.
We had a wonderful time. Was wonderful seeing the ocean every morning. Working with Deborah and Karla was great.
Lots of great restaurants, art galleries, local artisan businesses, and historic sites to explore on Daufuskie! In addition, visitors may want to consider some of the available activities.
May River Excursions
Captain Chris offers dolphin-watching, fishing, crabbing, and shrimping excursions. Please tell him we referred you.
Enjoy the island from the back of a horse! Ask us about options available from the Haig Point's equestrian center.
Tours, Kayaking, etc
Tour Daufuskie offers a variety of ways to experience the island and the surrounding waters, including kayaking, paddle boats, and golf cart historic tours. A brochure will be in your villa's welcome packet.
Note: We especially recommend the 2.5 hour golf cart tour (you will ride in their gas-powered carts as an informative and fun way to learn more about the island.
Yoga classes are held on Sunday and Wednesdays at the Melroe Resort. (Locations vary.) The instruction is appropriate for all fitness levels, from beginner to intermediate, and visitors are welcome. Laura Winholt is a certified Anusara Yoga and RYT 500 instructor. For more information call Laura at 843-842-5990
Janet Adams offers massage therapy and will come to your vacation home for these services. For more information contact Janet at 317-694-7685. Please tell her you were referred by Deborah Smith.
Island Locations of Special Interest
There are many interesting places to visit on Daufuskie, including the locations described below. All of these places will be marked on a map found in your arrival welcome packet.
Opened in early 2015, the Daufuskie Rum Company (270 Haig Point Road) is a micro-distillery that makes authentic, American made hand-crafted rum. To schedule a tour call 843-342-4786. Distillery and store hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday.
The Iron Fish Art Gallery (tel: 843-842-9448) is always open, even if its resident artist, Chase Allen, is not present. Chase has been featured in numerous Southern and Coastal Living publications and recently won a national “American Made” contest sponsored by the Martha Stewart magazine. Lots of interesting things to see here, and visitors enjoy exploring his art work on both the front porch and in an outdoor gallery area. Love honey? Chase has his own bee hives, and you can buy jars of freshly-made honey.
The Silver Dew Pottery opens for the season on Tuesday, April 30th and remains open through October. This studio is run by Lancy and Emily Burn, longtime Daufuskie residents. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Lancy's grandfather arriving on Daufuskie to serve as the Bloody Point assistant lighthouse keeper. You can hear some fascinating stories about the island's history from the Burns during your visit to this shop.
The hours for the Silver Dew Pottery are 9:00 am - 2:30 pm:, Tuesday through Friday
The historic Jane Hamilton School, formerly used as the school for children living on the north end of the island, has been restored by the Daufuskie Historical Foundation and is currently home to the Gullah Learning Center and the Daufuskie Island Community Library. It also serves as the polling location for Daufuskie's elections precinct.
2. Located next door is the Billie Burn Museum, which was formerly the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. The museum contains a fascinating collection of island artifacts and historical documents and also offers some distinctive gift items.