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Premier 2 BR Ocean Front - Great view!! - CART w/7 day rental!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom; 2 bath facing beach


- Please note that it is necessary to take a ferry to Daufuskie Island and the cost of boat and ground transportation is around $55 per person roundtrip, with discounts available for children 5 and under.We are happy to provide information about coming to Daufuskie, located between Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, Georgia.


Daufuskie Rental Group is proud to offer this lovely Daufuskie Island vacation home on behalf of its owner.


This beautiful two bedroom cottage has it all! Located directly on the beach with breath-taking views of the ocean, your vacation home has a location that can't be beat. You will be within a minute's walk to the beach. We have also arranged for you to have access to the private and prestigious golf club at the adjoining Haig Point community, and you will also have access to the golf club at the Bloody Point Resort.

Every modern amenity is available including flat-screen TVs in every room, premium Direct TV cable channels, free wifi, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Guests staying for 7 days will have a complimentary 4 person golf cart; we will help our shorter term visitors obtain a cart rental for exploring the island and going to Daufuskie's wonderful restaurants, art galleries, historic sites, community farm...and much more!

The cottage itself is perfect for a family, a golfers vacation, and just an old-fashioned get-together of friends. Totaling 1500 square feet (not including the ocean-front screened-in porch), the two spacious bedrooms each have two queen-size beds and private bathrooms. This bright and well-lit cottage has a free flowing and open floor plan providing everyone with a view of the ocean at all times. The decorating is tasteful and restful, and the screened-in porch is perfect for enjoying a sunrise over the ocean while sipping your morning coffee, or enjoying an end-of-the day cocktail.

Many visitors enjoy touring the island by bike, which are available for rental, as well as simply taking nice long walks..

The wildlife is abundant and breathtaking. You will be close to the site of a Great White Egret and Wood Storks rookery, where you will see hundreds of these graceful birds settle in for the night. A nest of American Bald Eagles can occasionally be spotted, and now and then vigilant visitors can actually catch sight of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.


Most of our visitors also take time to get to know the rest of this special island. Those who do quickly realize that they have discovered a hidden island gem just a short boat ride from the mainland. Quiet, laid-back, and unique, beautiful Daufuskie is described by old-timers as similar to Hilton Head before a bridge connected that island with the mainland. (Daufuskie's unofficial slogan is 'No Bridge? No Problem!')

When you choose this cottage for your vacation, you will find a perfect setting to experience a lovely low country island with a centuries-old cultural history, beautiful beaches, spectacular wildlife, and friendly residents.

So What Are You Waiting For?

Make your reservations soon for your desired dates...and then sit back and look forward to a perfect beach vacation!

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Deborah Smith

This property is managed for its Florida owners by Daufuskie Rental Group, who maintain a 24/7 staff on the island and who will help you with all your trip planning.

Why Deborah Smith chose Melrose on the Beach

The fabulous location with views of the Atlantic ocean and the nearby pristine and secluded beach really sold us on this cottage!

What makes this cottage unique

Ocean Front cottage; steps to the beach, great screened-in front porch facing the ocean to enjoy your morning coffee or a sunset cocktail.


Melrose on the Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Check in is 4 pm. Check out is 10 am.


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average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage and this island could not have been more perfect for us. The cottage was clean, open and airy, had beautiful views, and was the best stocked house we have ever rented. The management group was easy to work with and they helped every step of the way to make the logistics painless (it is, after all, a remote island only accessed by ferry!). The beach was full of sea life (shrimp, blue crabs, little fish) and our kids loved it! The beach is really private and there are hardly any other families on it-most times, there were no other people on it but us. You almost feel as if you are on your own private island!

We had a lot of fun with the golf cart and used it many times a day to explore the island, other beaches, and some of the historic sites. As another reviewer had put it, if you want a touristy area, lots of restaurants, and a million things to do, then don't come here. If you want a little more adventure and complete relaxation, then this is your place.

Words to the wise, when they say to bring bug spray, they aren't kidding. Bring it! Also, the food choices are limited on the island. We brought a large foldable beach wagon and a cooler on wheels so that we could put all of our groceries in them. They wheeled it onto the ferry with no problems. There are plenty of grocery stores on Hilton Head to hit up before boarding the ferry.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Sooooo relaxing!! Just what we needed. We chose to drink eat and enjoy the scenic island with our golf cart. Had a blast, love this place and will be back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great trip. Loved Daufuskie even though it is a funky place that seems to be struggling. The cottage is great. Perfect for what we wanted. Golf cart was awesome. Really had no problems at all. The beach was basically deserted in Oct.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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loved it

  • 5 of 5

A gem of a place

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We just spent a week at the Seaside Cottage and it was perfect for our family of five. The cottage was well equipped with all the necessary furnishings and amenities for a week at the beach. The location was ideal and we routinely allowed our young children to play on the beach as we watched from the screened porch. Additionally, given the location, the waves at the beach were much smaller than other parts of the island which was enjoyable for our children. We also enjoyed using the beach and pool at Bloody Point which the owner graciously provided.

In terms of recommendations, the beach chairs and beach umbrella provided by the cottage were not adequate and needed to be refreshed. Would also suggest the installation of an outside hose in order to rinse the beach equipment, etc.

Additionally, the 4-seater golf cart provided by a local vendor was old and didn't work well.

Cannot say enough about Deborah and her staff. They were all wonderful and pleasant to work with. They kept us informed and made our first trip to the island without issue.

All in all, Daufuskie is a wonderful island and we look forward to returning in the future.


McLean, Va.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mac - We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the beautiful Seaside Cottage! We appreciate the heads up on the beach chairs and umbrella. These items take a heavy toll throughout Spring and Summer seasons, and frequently have to be replaced. We will take care of that immediately. It's true there's not a hose at this cottage, but it is the only cottage in the area that has an exterior enclosed shower on the front side of the building. However, we will pass your suggestion on to the owner about a hose. Regarding the golf cart, unfortunately our cart provider had several carts down the weekend you were here. Typically, there are no problems with the cart she provides to this cottage. Brandy is very receptive to concerns about her carts, and I am sure would have tried to give you another one if you were not satisfied with the one you had. Again, so glad you and your family had a good time here! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
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Hindman, Ky

This is my 3rd year returning to Daufuskie Island. I love the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. I

  • 5 of 5

My favorite place to go. I hope to someday be a permanent resident of this paradise. Everyone on the island is awesome. The food is delicious. I am in love.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hollie - So great to have you here! The Seaside Cottage is a wonderful base of operations for exploring our magical island. And yes, all of us who live here are in love too! Glad that you got the "Daufuskie Bug"...and we hope to see you again! Deborah Smith, Daufuskie Rental Group
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head (10 miles across water); Savannah (45)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Beach Club Restaurant Bar
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Freeport Marina - Water taxis from other docks
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Melrose on the Beach; Bloody Point Golf Club-3 mi
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 278 - Bluffton & Hilton Head
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Beach Club Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Melrose Beach
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check in time is 4 pm. Check out time is 10 am.

The service fee included in your rental rate quote is charged by VRBO/HomeAway, and does not go to your property owner nor Daufuskie Rental Group.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.