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Beautiful MainSail; Shelter Cove With Marina Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms Villa With Marina Views

HILTON HEAD ISLAND. Introducing MainSail – a luxurious villa complex on Hilton Head Island overlooking Shelter Cove Marina in Palmetto Dunes resort. Main Sail is one of Hilton Head’s newest and most desired vacation destinations. With top of the line amenities, interior upgrades galore, and its outstanding mid-Island location, you will have everything you need to experience the vacation of a lifetime. Each villa features water views, screened porch, two master suites, and numerous upgrades. A private gated entrance leads to the centrally located MainSail complex with beautifully landscaped grounds. Amenities include an expansive adult pool and spa, children’s wading pool and grilling area. Enjoy strolling the extensive walkways around Shelter Cove Marina, which offers an array of wonderful restaurants and shops. Convenient bike paths lead to the beach in Palmetto Dunes. Main Sail also has covered parking and elevators to all floors.

This MainSail unit is a beautiful, newly furnished villa located on the fourth floor of Building B (south building). This bright and sunny end unit, with its top floor location, offers a spectacular harbor view, a spacious open floor plan, and large arched windows. Enjoy all the pleasures of being right on the water – Stunning sunsets, marina shops, outdoor dining, and evening entertainment. Choose from an array of water activities available just minutes from your door - kayaking, boating, sunset dolphin cruises, fishing excursions, and more. Tuesday evenings, during the season, be sure to catch the Island’s popular “Harbour Fest”, complete with fireworks over the Marina at 9:00. If you prefer, watch the fireworks from your own private screened porch overlooking the water. You're just minutes from the action, but you'll feel miles away with complete privacy provided by wooded views throughout.

This spectacular villa offers a fully equipped kitchen with top of the line appliances, including a double door refrigerator/freezer with filtered water/ice in the door, microwave, smooth top range, convection oven, and washer & dryer in the adjoining laundry room. Enjoy all new furnishings, including top of the line beds for the ultimate in comfort. You'll have seating for six at the dining room table, with 2 additional stools at the nearby kitchen breakfast bar. The dining room opens to an expansive living area which includes 2 full-sized sofas, a desk area for computer use, complementary high-speed Internet, a 47” LCD flat screen TV with HD, Blu-ray DVD player, and stereo w/ iPod docking station. Unlimited long distance calling is provided free of charge with cordless phones that are located in each room. A sliding glass door off of the living area opens up to a beautiful arched screened porch where you can sit among the trees and sip your morning coffee while watching the brightly colored kayaks set sail on the Marina.

The first master bedroom has a king-size bed, 32' flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD player, iPod player/docking station, and a private balcony w/ 2 chairs, side tables, and a cushioned lounge chair for stretching out in the sun or relaxing with a favorite book. Off the master bedroom is a large walk-in closet w/ full length mirror, a private sun- filled bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, double sinks, and a walk in shower w/ bench seat.

The second master bedroom has 2 queen-size beds, a 26' flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD player, iPod player/docking station, and a slider to a screened porch with Marina views. Off of the master bedroom is a large walk-in closet, a private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, double sinks, and a walk-in shower w/ bench seat. A full-length mirror is also provided in this bedroom.

Beach access is a breeze for MainSail residents. Enjoy some of the Island’s finest white sand beaches located just under a mile from your door. Take your pick – Bike on beautiful pathways, drive, or take Shelter Cove’s free shuttle, the “Dunes Buggy”. This complimentary, on-call shuttle is at your service - providing free transportation anywhere within Shelter Cove and Palmetto Dunes Resort. Just give them a call and within minutes you will be picked up at your door and taken to any location! Be sure to enjoy the fabulous beach at the “Dunes House”, with its large outdoor seating deck, red shade umbrellas, and a full selection of drinks, snacks and lunch items to enjoy. Convenient facilities are also provided, including restrooms, an outdoor rinse-off area, and a free public phone to call the “Dunes Buggy” when you are ready to return home. It doesn't get any better than this!

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Ann Jansen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

About Ann Jansen


A little background on us...My husband and I both grew up near Wilmington, Delaware. After a 20-year career in the Air Force, my husband Stacey now works in the DC area. We reside in Leesburg, VA where I am a stay-at-home mom who juggles life with our 2 daughters and all the other adventures life brings! :-) I grew up spending summers in Avalon, New Jersey and have always loved the beach.

We have been vacationing in Hilton Head for years. Each time we are here, we appreciate even more just how special and unique a place it is. Hilton Head Island has been developed in sync with nature and, to us, is a perfect balance of natural beauty, plentiful activities, culture, friendly people, and all the conveniences we could want. We hope to retire here someday. In the meantime, we decided to open our Hilton Head home to others, so they too can experience all Hilton Head has to offer.

We take great pride in providing our guests with clean, well-equipped, top-quality accommodations. In return, we ask that our guests be respectful of our home and treat it as they would their own. Thank you kindly.

Enjoy! ...and have fun making memories. :-)


The Jansen family

Ann Jansen purchased this villa in 2010

Why Ann Jansen chose Shelter Cove

Having vacationed here for years, we have experienced many different areas of the Island and stayed in all types of accommodations. In 2006, we looked at MainSail (when it was brand new) and fell in love. In 2010 we made the decision to purchase a home in Hilton Head and this was our first choice for so many reasons. Perfect location, top-notch amenities, beautiful spacious unit with lots of windows/natural light, so private and quiet -yet walk right out the door and you have shops, restaurants, music, water activities, fireworks (you can watch right from your screened porch!), beautiful marina with nice, wide walkways for walking/biking, 'Dunes Buggy' (free on-call transportation takes you anywhere in Shelter Cove/Palmetto Dunes/beach, etc.), walk, bike, or drive to beach- 1 mile from door to shore! ...and now the new waterfront Shelter Cove Towne Centre - so convenient with Kroger Grocery (w/ gas station), Whole Foods, Starbucks, water-front park, etc.

We feel very blessed to be able to call this our home away from home. We are so happy and grateful to be able to share our home with others who love Hilton Head Island as much as we do.

What makes this villa unique

The mid-island location is perfect - close to everything, but not in the traffic and crowds of the Sea Pines/Forest Beach area. You have total privacy, but you can literally walk out onto beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour and take in ALL it has to offer (great views, outside restaurants, bars, shops, live entertainment, music, events, fireworks, water activities, dolphin cruises, boating, sunsets, the infamous King Neptune Statue, and of course people watching!) Remember, activity on the Harbour ends by 10:00 pm each evening, so guests staying nearby can enjoy a peaceful night's sleep. Zzzzz

The MainSail grounds & pool area are simply gorgeous - nothing compares. Floating in the pool under the palm trees feels like pure luxury...ahhhh.

Palmetto Dunes is the BEST!! Miles of pristine beaches less than 1 mile from your door, top-rated golf and tennis facilities, bike paths throughout, amazing natural beauty, AND the free on-call Dunes Buggy to pick you up and take you where you want to go!

We love the floor plan of 412 MainSail. (*There are only 2 units of this type in the entire complex). It is very open, spacious, has high ceilings and lots of light, with a large Palladian window in the main living area. There are 2 master bedrooms, each very private, with large awesome bathrooms/hot tubs/walk-in closets. The arched private balcony and screened porch with its beautiful marina view is the perfect place to see the fireworks or watch the kayakers. Being an end unit, 4th floor, you are on the top floor, so there is no one above you (no noise!) It feels like you are up in a beautiful tree house since every window, balcony, and screened porch offers tree top views and natural light.


Shelter Cove Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sink vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sink vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink
  • Both walk-in showers have bench seats and excellent water pressure!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • The first master bedroom has a king-size bed, 32' flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD player, iPod player/docking station, and a private balcony w/ 2 chairs, side tables, and a cushioned lounge chair for stretching out in the sun or relaxing with a favorite book. Off the master bedroom is a large walk-in closet w/ full length mirror, a private sun- filled bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, double sinks, and a walk in shower w/ bench seat. The second master bedroom has 2 queen-size beds, a 26' flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD player, iPod player/docking station, and a slider to a screened porch with Marina views. Off of the master bedroom is a large walk-in closet, a private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, double sinks, and a walk-in shower w/ bench seat. A full length mirror is also provided in this bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Free Resort Transportation. Catch a free ride with the Palmetto Dunes Buggy! The Palmetto Dunes Buggy provides FREE on-call transportation within Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Harbour. That's right! Visit the beach, golf courses, restaurants, shops and tennis courts, as well as Shelter Cove Harbour, the new Shelter Cove Towne Centre, and the Plaza at Shelter Cove. Vehicles are dispatched to you on a first-come, first-served basis, with vans generally arriving within 10 minutes of your request. This free transportation is available April through September.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

our stay at ann jansens condominium

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful, beautiful home great location and plenty to do. I would recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Canton, GA

Wonderful Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo and can't wait to return! The condo was spacious and inviting with a beautiful view of the marina. It was absolutely spotless and I am really picky. The bed was super comfortable. We liked the layout of the bathroom and the extra long vanity with lots of room for our stuff. The location was convenient with restaurants and bike trials just steps away. Garage parking spaces were unusually wide. We would give this more than 5 stars if we could!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Leesburg, VA


  • 5 of 5

This home is beautifully maintained and has everything you need for a wonderful stay in Hilton Head. The location is ideal, the house is well stocked with all the necessities and is as near perfect as you can get. The owners are communicative and responsive. We have stayed here several times and keep coming back because it is truly a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Fabulous stay in beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place! Immaculate, fully equipped, every little extra was thought about. Fantastic location and lovely property overall. Would definitely recommend and hope to return. All contact with the owner was dealt with in an efficient and friendly manner and all questions answered before booking. Had a look at other Main Sail properties (and others on the island) whilst there and this was definitely the best!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davidson, NC

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about 412 Mainsail, it's been a special place to make memories with my kids and will continue to be every single year. This place feels like home, and we are so comfortable there. Fantastic! Can't wait to come back next year, will be booking it next week.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful and we had a wonderful time in Hilton Head Island. Super clean with adorable decor. Can't wait to come again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Palmetto Dunes
Car: not necessary

The perfect mid-Island location. Close to everything, but privacy that feels like you're a million miles away. Walk out MainSail's private gate onto beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour. Enjoy restaurants/bars, live music, entertainment, shops, fireworks in-season, and beautiful sunset views.

Just steps from your door enjoy a wide array of water activities to choose from - kayaking, paddle boarding, boat rentals, fishing tours, sunset dolphin cruises, and more.

Hang out at MainSail's beautiful pool or enjoy the day at the beach, just 1 mile from door to shore!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa, Discover or check

To make a reservation: Simply let the owner know you would like to book your vacation (email via VRBO or call). Make sure to provide your contact information (to include name, address, phone #s, number of guests, and how many car passes needed). You will be contacted within 24 hours by our property management company to finalize your reservation and collect payment of deposit.

Payment: A deposit of 50% of the base rate is required to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Arrival/Departure: Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.

Our villa is equipped with a keyless entry lock. A unique passcode, specific to your reservation, will be issued to you. You will receive this code, the MainSail gate code, and your car passes in your check-in package one week prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy: If you find it necessary to cancel your reservation more than 60 days prior to your arrival, you will forfeit 10% of the base rate before taxes. Cancellation less than 60 days prior to arrival will result in loss of your deposit. Cancellation within 30 days of arrival results in loss of total payment.

For your convenience, our villa comes with the following:
Bed linens and bath towels
Start-up supplies of dishwasher detergent, toilet paper, and paper towels.
Iron and ironing board
Every kitchen is fully equipped.

We recommend bringing the following:
Beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas
Hair dryers
Paper towels, toilet paper, toiletries
Trash bags and coffee filters
Laundry and dish detergent

* Property management company fee of 3% is included in all quotes (if you opt to pay by check, you will not be charged this fee)
** Winter rates may be discounted for stays of 2 weeks or greater, depending on availability. Inquire with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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