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4th Floor Harbourside II Penthouse with Outstanding Views!

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

This designer decorated, non-smoking, three bedroom penthouse villa is situated on the top two floors of Harbourside II, boasting over 2500 square feet of living space! Our Villa is one of the few exclusive, three bedroom units on the property which includes an oversized balcony overlooking beautiful Shelter Cove Marina. While lounging on the porch you can experience a breathtaking sunset overlooking Broad Creek and the Intercoastal Waterway or view the Harbourfest fireworks while relaxing at night!

Our Villa also includes a washer and dryer, full kitchen, and dining room. One bedroom is located on the first floor of the Villa (double bed), while the Master Bedroom (king size bed) located on the second level features a fireplace and jacuzzi. The 2nd bedroom has a double and a twin bed. All BR's have flatscreen TV's with a DVD player. The unit occupies the top 4th and 5th floors. An elevator is located in the building for your added convenience. On-site amenities include a private swimming pool and children's playground. Shannon Tanner's Pavillion is located steps away from our villa!

Shelter Cove Harbour, where the Harbourside II complex is located, is a delightful, lively area which was modeled after a mediterranean village. Just a few feet from our Villa are some of the island's best and more diverse restaurants - Ela's Blue Water Grill and Bistro 17 (Gourmet Dining), Little Venice (Italian), Scott's (Seafood), and San Miguel's (Mexican). Enjoy a romantic dinner for two or bring the children and let them experience Shannon Tanner's free nightly entertainment shows (seasonal) under the pavilion, located directly below our Villa. Relax and enjoy Tuesday evening fireworks which can been seen directly from our balcony during the summer months!

While strolling through the Shelter Cove Village one can enjoy the many different kinds of boats and yachts ranging in price from $30,000 to several million dollars or enjoy the many unique boutiques, and galleries.

Hilton Head Beaches are considered some of the most spectacular beaches in the world! There are many ways to access our private beaches. The Dune Buggy Shuttle, which stops in front of our building, runs from 8 AM to 9 PM, March 21 to September 10. If you prefer you can take a lovely ten minute bike ride on a family-friendly bike trail or a five minute car ride with free parking for Shelter Cove guests. Beach access also includes, outdoor showers, public restrooms and a snack bar.

Please inquire about discount golf packages.

Keywords: Penthouse Villa

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About The Owner

Welcome to our villa and thank-you for taking the time to read about us! We are the McCarthy's. As a family we have been vacationing on Hilton Head Island for the last 10 years and in 2002 we made the leap, we bought a villa!! To say that it was one of the best things we ever did is an understatement. This is our home away from home and you'll know that the moment you enter the front door. One of our most favorite things to do is to grab a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, relax on the balcony while we take in the comings and goings of the boaters and kayakers in the marina or out on Broad Creek. In the evening, the same holds true with a glass of wine and a spectacular sunset! The view is one in a million. Need we say any more?

The Owner purchased this villa in 2002

Why The Owner chose South Carolina

When we first vacationed on HHI we rented on the beach..always! However, when we started looking for property our realtor suggested that we look at waterfront marina property. At first we were hesitant but the moment we walked into our villa we knew we were going to buy it. The view was/is a show stopper! What we didn't know was how convenient to everything it was. Walk out the door and you have a choice of wonderful restaurants and bars. The grocery store is easily accessable by bike if you wish to get in some exercise. Boat and kayak rentals are all located within the marina as well. The beach? We have access to 2 spectacular beaches, Dunes Beach House and Disney both of which are within biking distance or what we do is load up the car and drive there (roughly 2 minutes!). Never once have we regretted not buying on the beach!

What makes this villa unique

If you have little ones and have vacationed on HHI before you've probably seen Shannon Tanner. He plays nightly during the summer months right below our villa. While you can't actually see the show from our balcony, you can see the top of the pavillion he plays in! So we are very close.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Renter's and Welcome to our Guestbook area! Please feel free to comment on everything and anything...restaurants, golf courses etc. We sincerely hope you enjoy your stay in our villa and fall in love with the we have! We also have a guest book in our villa and I am going to transfer all of last years comments to here for everyone to read.....Enjoy!
Apr 2005
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Hilton Head Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Located in the Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Located in Bedroom 1, Double Beds (1) Located in Bedroom 2, Twin or Single Beds (1) Located in Bedroom 1
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and sand toys are available to all of our guests. Wet Bar, adjacent to Living Area


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

4th Floor Harbourside II Penthouse with Outstanding Views!
average rating of 4.375 based on 31 reviews

Stunning property to stay at

  • 5 of 5

This is a long overdue review of this wonderful property. We had the opportunity to stay at this property for 2 weeks in August of 2016 with our 2 adult children and their husbands. The pictures on VRBO do not do this villa justice in terms of it's size. The 2 bedrooms and oversized master bedroom each have attached full sized bathrooms. This was such a plus for us because it allowed each couple to have privacy and their own space. TV's in each room a plus. Drinks on the balcony each night while enjoying the amazing view was great. This condo is so convenient to shopping and restaurants. One day we rented a pontoon boat right out of Shelter Cove and enjoyed a top 10 day. We most certainly will be back next year. Loved everything about the condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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December stay at Shelter Cove

  • 3 of 5

The location was wonderful - walking distance to restaurants, shops and grocery stores.

The condo is quite spacious and comfortable. However, as mentioned in previous reviews, it could use some updating. Carpet stains, peeling paint etc. make it feel a little run down. My husband seemed to be allergic to something on the first floor, which we never figured out - (possibly a cleaning fluid or something in the upholstery?) Nonetheless, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maryanne, Thank you so much for your review of our villa. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our home. As you said, the location is wonderful (so close to everything) and the villa is so spacious and airy you never feel like you are on top of one another even when you have a full house! I'm so sorry your husband was allergic to something on the first floor. Prior to your arrival we underwent a deep clean (I'm a clean freak) so that perplexes me and as you said maybe he was allergic to a cleaning reagent that was used. We'll look into the peeling paint (?) and have that corrected immediately. The carpets are routinely cleaned. Thank-you again for your positive feedback and once again we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Sincerely, Mary Beth and Mark McCarthy, Owners
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Great people to deal with

  • 4 of 5

Great people to deal with. The location was great. Some repairs and updates needed to the property.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious and comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with the property. It's hard to find a condo with 3 bedrooms that has each his/her on bathroom, but this one does. It is very spacious and decorated lovely. It is a little dated but very comfortable. The balcony faces the harbor which is beautiful! It's close to restaurants, shopping and beach access is across the street. We would highly recommended this unit and would most likely rent it again if we decided to venture back to Hilton Head Island. If you decide to rent this condo, I would suggest taking your own washing machine detergent, as they request you start a load of towels before leaving.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midlands, SC

Large, comfortable villa with exceptional views!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this villa for New Year's Eve weekend and it worked really well for us. We are two "mature" couples who travel together pretty frequently and have rented extensively with VRBO. This villa lived up to expectations and in some cases exceeded.

We loved the location in Shelter Cove and really enjoyed the beautiful views from the balcony. Sadly we experienced a good bit of rain during our stay so we weren't really able to get in as much "balcony time" as we would have liked, especially with the unseasonably warm weather! We particularly liked the bistro height table and chairs that allowed for great views of the harbor.

There are a couple of things that the discription did not mention that we thought were great plusses! There is a Jennaire range on the balcony that worked perfectly! We cleaned it up and used it to cook some chicken wings in a pan! If we had had more time there, we likely would have used it to cook steaks or something else. We LOVE to grill and didn't think we would have a chance to do so. Another added bonus is that this villa has a BEAUTIFUL wet bar! We are always delighted to find a wet bar so that there is a place to put our liquor and wine and to mix drinks. I had asked the property owner if there was a martini shaker available, and she made sure there was (a brand new) one available. I greatly appreciated that nice touch!

The only reason I am not giving this property five stars is because there are some maintenace and housekeeping issues. I shared these with the property owner and I feel like she will take care of them.

This villa is older, so it has some wear, but it is a great value in a wonderful location. I would definitely rent this one again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous property with stunning view!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay during Thanksgiving at this beautiful condo. The common areas are spacious and the view is stunning. The bedrooms give plenty of room to have your own space. There is some minor wear and tear, but this did not detract from the overall beauty. It was great to be able to walk downstairs for dinner and drinks.

The condo is advertised as wheelchair accessible but the threshold made it was difficult entering/exiting the condo. The downstairs bedroom has double doors which made it easy to enter in a wheelchair; however, it was difficult getting into the adjacent bathroom and there were no grip bars in the downstairs bathroom. It would also be nice to have a small ramp at one of the doors going out to the balcony. The rugs on top of the plus carpet also made movement in a wheelchair difficult.

Overall it was a great stay and Mary Beth and Michael were easy to work with. Despite the wheelchair accessibility issue, we wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelter Cove is part of the of prestigious Palmetto Dunes Plantation Resort which occupies 1800 acres on Hilton Head Island. The grounds of this plantation are immaculately landscaped and include three miles of glorious wide white sandy Atlantic Ocean Beach. You can kayak or canoe the resorts 11 miles of navigable lagoon system and enjoy miles of bike paths. Savannah Ga is a 30 min. drive (boat rides also available)and boasts beautiful city squares and Riverstreet dining. Take a carriage ride through the city or a 2 hour guided walking tour to embrace the historic south! Our On-Site Activities include, Kayaking, Arts (Live Theatre) Center, Playground, Dolphin Watch Tours, Dinner and Sailing Cruises. Summer: Nightly Shannon Tannor concerts and Tues nite Harbourfest Fireworks (no need to leave the balcony!)


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Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100

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Check-Out time is @ 10.00 a.m.

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