Premier 3-Bedroom Cottage; 6-Seat Cart; King Bed(32 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 BRs, 2 BA, sleeps 8; 2nd row w glimpse of ocean and golf course/marsh view
IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THE SANDBOX COTTAGE
- One of the few 3-bedroom Melrose cottages.
- Complimentary 6-seat golf cart.
- New! Master bedroom has king-size bed (not reflected in photos)
- 2-3 minute walk to the beach!
- TWO spacious screened-in porches!
- Both the Bloody Point golf course AND the prestigious and private Haig Point golf course are available to DRG guests.
- Access to the private Haig Point Equestrian Center for lessons, beach rides, and both pony and carriage rides.
- One of the few Melrose beach cottages with a working fireplace. Great for our winter visitors!
- Very kid friendly! Boogie boards, beach toys are provided. Many extra amenities including portable crib, high chair, 100 DVDs, board games, bocci ball/croquet set, etc.
- WIFI and flatscreen TVs in LR and all bedrooms; Premier level cable (Direct TV) provided.
- Love your dog? So will we...(See end of this description for our pet policy)
- Owner/property manager is island resident and available for assistance 24/7.
The Sandbox Vacation Home offers families who are seeking a rental property on Daufuskie Island a unique opportunity for beautiful vacation home with many extra benefits.
This premium-level 3-bedroom beach cottage is perfectly located! This cottage really does have it all! Situated on the 2nd row of the Melrose cottage area, you will have a glimpse of the ocean at the front, and both marsh and golf course direct views from the back. The Sandbox Cottage has a HUGE backyard with its own hammock for snoozing or reading under the Great Oaks draped with Spanish Moss. The cottage's yard adjoins the 8th green of the Melrose golf course (a Jack Nicklaus-designed course).
And the pristine and secluded Melrose beach is approximately a 90-second walk from your front door!
A truly nice feature of this cottage is that it has extended-sized screened front AND back porches. You'll be able to start your day sitting in your Adirondack chair sipping coffee while watching the morning sun rise over the ocean, and end your day with cocktails and dinner on the back porch while enjoying the island's plentiful sea shore birds flying over the lovely marsh area.
The interior of the cottage is lovely as well. This is one of the renovated beach cottages, and you will enjoy an open and spacious living/dining/kitchen area that is great for family get-togethers or quality time with a group of friends. It includes, of course, a flat screen TV, DVD player, and Wi-Fi. Your fully-equipped kitchen with Corian counters is perfect for preparing meals that can be enjoyed inside or out on the screened-in porch.
This vacation home also comes with a charcoal grill for your own barbecues, beach chairs, and a beach umbrella.
The Sandbox Vacation Home is beautifully decorated and has many unique touches including colorful Low-Country prints and comfortable appointments throughout. The master bedroom includes a king-sized bed (note: photos not yet updated to show that upgrade), a bump-out alcove with comfortable chairs for reading or watching TV, and a private bathroom. The remaining two bedrooms each have two full-sized beds and share a full bathroom decorated with artwork featuring Daufuskie scenes. All bedrooms have flatscreen TVs.
Concerned about the logistics of coming to the island, getting groceries, etc etc? No need to worry! You will receiving lots of good information and assistance from the owner who lives on the island and will be available 24/7 for any problems. As with all of DRG's rental guests, we strive to make the Daufuskie experience a stress-free and enjoyable adventure. Once you're here, the owner will be available to introduce you to both the resort and our unique and beautiful island that you will want to explore on the complimentary golf cart provided with this cottage.
So why delay? Daufuskie is waiting...
The owner accepts well-behaved canine members of the family. However, the dog must be over one year old, not aggressive towards people or other pets, be house trained, does not get up on the furniture, and is ok with being left alone when you are away from the cottage (no incessant barking or destructive behavior). We also ask that you will be a responsible pet owner when the dog is outside, that your dog is up-to-date on flea and heart worm treatment, that there will be no signs that your pet was in the property when you depart, and that you will be responsible for any damage and/or extra cleaning caused by your dog.
The pet fee is $100 for the first dog and $50 for the second dog. All funds collected for this purpose are earmarked for food and vet care for the owner's rescued pet sanctuary.
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Member since: 2013
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
Well-behaved dogs over 1 year old are considered, regardless of size. Pet fee of $100 for first dog, $50 for second. Renter is responsible for any damage caused by dogs, and is expected to be a responsible pet owner. Ask owner for detailed pet policy. Note: This is a very pet-friendly island and resort...Dogs especially love our beach!...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Bathrooms decorated with local artwork.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
The Sandbox Cottage guests will have access without charge to the Melrose on the Beach Resort' beautiful pools, adjoining the Beach Club Restaurant, and also the nearby Bloody Point resort pool...moreless
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 18 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
May 27 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 20 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 26 - Dec 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $100
- Cleaning Fee $180
- Tax Rate 10%
The service fee included in the rental quote is imposed by VRBO, and does not go to either the property owner nor to Daufuskie Rental Group.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
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.
Daufuskie Rental Group
Year Purchased: 2005
About: I am a full-time Daufuskie resident, and am the owner of Daufuskie Rental Group team. I am active in many island volunteer activities, and serve on the Daufuskie Island Council. I enjoy sharing the Sandbox Cottage with island visitors, and especially introducing guests to our special island.
Why Melrose on the Beach (Hilton Head Island, SC, USA):
When I purchased this property, I chose it because it offered a beautiful and private setting with close proximity to the beach. Although most of the Melrose cottages are two-bedroom configurations, I thought that a three-bedroom design (which was accomplished during the cottage's extensive renovation) offered more opportunities for family and friend visitors to share the island with us.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is one of the few three-bedroom Melrose beach cottages. It has both screened-in front and back porches, and the back porch is extra spacious. The cottage is one of the few Melrose beach cottages that comes with its own bikes (2 of them) and a complimentary golf cart. The Sandbox Vacation Home is also one of the few Melrose beach cottages with a functioning gas fireplace, perfect for chilly evenings in the Fall and Winter months!
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Sandbox Cottage from the front...
open living/dining area...
The master bedroom with a king bed
and from the back...
Watch the sunrise from your screened-in front porch...
heading out the front door...
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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