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2 BR, 2 bath- Close to the Beach, Dining, Shopping, & Fun!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

Vacation in beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC and stay in our 2 bedroom/2 bath condo located in Forest Gardens in South Forest Beach. Forest Gardens is a quiet, friendly complex located in the heart of Hilton Head close to the beach, shopping, restaurants, and fun.

The master has a king size bed and a private bathroom with a shower. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed with a full bathroom across the hall. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. There is also a full size washer and dryer for your convenience. The living room has a TV and DVD player. There is a deck off of the living room and another sitting area as you enter the condo. Our condo is on the first floor. The complex has a large swimming pool for your enjoyment, and it is only 50 yards from the front door of our villa.

Forest Gardens is the perfect spot to take advantage of all that Hilton Head Island has to offer. The villa is 1 mile from the Ocean Gate to Sea Pines and 1 mile from Coligny Plaza, which has more than 60 shops and restaurants.

While it is not a beachfront property, the beach is less than a mile away. Depending on what kind of mood you are in it is an easy 7 minute walk, a 5 minute bike ride, or a 2 minute drive. Forest Gardens is 7/10 mile from the Coligny Beach public parking lot. Coligny Beach offers a spray pool for kids, restrooms, changing rooms, showers, and porch swings on the boardwalk to the beach.

We have beach chairs, a beach umbrella, beach toys, and boogie boards at our condo that you are welcome to take to the beach. We also have 2 adult bicycles and 1 girls 20” bike for your enjoyment so you can explore HHI on its many bike/running trails.

We have a helpful guest book at the villa that includes a map, recommendations for restaurants, fun things to do, and more.

More Details

Paula Saine
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2016

About Paula Saine

I have been vacationing on Hilton Head Island since I was a child (in the '60s) when Hilton Head was in the infant stages of becoming a popular vacation spot. The bridge onto the island was an old swing bridge until it was replaced with a four lane bridge when I was in college. A favorite place on the island when I was a little girl is still here today- Coligny Plaza, which opened in 1956. Another is Harbor Town which still has some of the same shops, red rocking chairs, and the playground and treehouse.

After renting a villa each summer for a week or two, in 1989 my parents bought this villa at Forest Gardens. My children have grown up coming to Hilton Head and staying in this villa each summer. Once my parents retired, they spent about one third of their time down here. My father died in 2002 and in January this year my mother died. We would like to be able to keep our Hilton Head home for our family and to do that we have decided to rent it to help with the expenses.

So, our villa was not purchased and furnished with profit in mind, but to be loved and enjoyed by our family and friends. It is full of family 'treasures' that are priceless to us. They may hold little monetary value, but to us their value is with the memories they represent. So, if you stay here, you are brought into our family and you will be surrounded by symbols of our memories while you are creating your own memories. Please take care of our treasures, just like you would your own. Each room contains items that were handmade by one of my parents, myself, or my children.

My father came to America from Sweden in the 50s. In the 50's in Sweden, most families had a summer home. Although Swedish summer homes were not condos, did not have indoor plumbing, and were usually painted red, this is still our 'sommarstuga.' (summer house) I hope that you like our American, Hilton Head version of a stuga and enjoy our home, and the island, just as my parents and the rest of my family have.

Why Paula Saine chose Island Areas

We chose Forest Gardens in the Forest Beach area of Hilton Head because we always loved this part of the island. Forest Beach is one of the oldest neighborhoods on the island and is one of the few neighborhoods that is not gated.

Coligny Plaza (less than a mile from our villa) is the center of Forest Beach and was home to the first grocery store on the island and is still considered Hilton Head Island's downtown! It has over 60 shops and restaurants and is only steps from the beach. Although Coligny is larger than it was when I was a child, many of the stores and even the statues in the ponds are the same ones that were there 40 years ago!

The ocean gate to Sea Pines is exactly a mile from our villa in the other direction. Although you have to pay a gate fee ($5, but it may have just gone up to $6), it is worth it to visit Harbor Town, sit in the red rocking chairs, see the yachts, climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse, walk out on the pier, or just people watch. While in Sea Pines, you should stop by South Beach Marina (complete with shops, restaurants, and access to lots of water activities). It is on the southern most tip of Hilton Head and is a fun place to visit. That is where the Original Salty Dog T shirt store is located!

The Coligny Beach area has the prettiest beaches on Hilton head!

There is so much to do and see on Hilton Head and South Forest Beach has the best of all that Hilton Head has to offer! Yes, our villa is indeed close to the beach, restaurants, shopping, and fun.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

2 BR, 2 bath- Close to the Beach, Dining, Shopping, & Fun!!!
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Economical, Convenient and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

Four of us were happy to stay in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo for a relaxing golf getaway! Beds were comfortable, accommodations more than adequate and it was very affordable.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for my gift. I arrived at HHI today and was thrilled to find the dolphin door knocker. I can't wait to hang it. I'm so happy that y'all stayed here and that you had good golfing weather. I'm glad that the weekend worked out and that y'all could find my villa with 2 bathrooms, and that it was available for you. I enjoyed talking to you on the phone! Have a great summer,
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Comfortable villa, close to beach, wonderful location, and great attention to detail by owner

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location nestled amid tropical vegetation, this villa was perfect for introducing my California relatives to Hilton Head. We enjoyed everything about our stay at Paula's, especially the extra effort she took to make sure we were comfortable in our home away from home. We loved the quiet neighborhood after a busy day of sightseeing. Nicely kept grounds and large inviting swimming pool. The villa was within walking distance to the beach and a short drive to many restaurants and shops. Great choice for two couples or a family, we would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Charlotte. I am so happy that you and your sister (and your husbands) had such a good time here. I'm glad that you enjoyed the villa's great location to the beach and other activities as much as we do. I do hope y'all will come back and stay. I enjoyed our conversation on the phone also so very much. I'm glad that you thought that I was helpful, and appreciated my request to speak with guests before renting to them. Have a wonderful summer and if you can squeeze in another trip to the beach, keep my villa in mind. Thanks so much!
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Quiet, Comfortable & Convenient

  • 4 of 5

The unit was close to everything. We enjoyed are stay and Paula was great to deal with.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words Jody. You were great to work with too. I hope you'll come back and stay in my villa again soon and bring your whole family. Thanks so much, Paula
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  • 5 of 5

Me and my husband had a wonderful time here. The house was nice and clean.We took time to sit on the patio the people around us were very friendly. The book on the counter with suggested things to do and great eating spots was a plus. (We actually tried crabbing which was in the book).

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased and happy that y'all had a great time and found everything that you needed. I'm glad you found the book helpful with tips of things to do - I tried to include information about the condo, the surrounding area (like walking paths to the beach, bike paths), and also suggestions of things that we have enjoyed doing over the years at Hilton Head. I hope that y'all will stay here again! Thanks so much. Paula
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A wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with her sister and husband had a wonderful time in this villa. It was the perfect size for all four of us and met all of our needs. It was a quick bike ride to the beach and the plaza. I have no complaints about my stay and the owner is a joy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Drew, I'm so happy that the four of you had a great time at the villa. I'm glad that y'all could take advantage of the bikes that we include. It was a pleasure working with you. Please come back again.
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Family Get-together

  • 5 of 5

Met our son from NY for a wonderful 5 days at this lovely villa. We enjoyed our stay in this villa very much and found it very clean and comfortable. It had everything you could possibly need and was very close to the beach and Cologny Plaza for groceries, shopping and dining. We enjoyed a day of crabbing, the dolphin-watching cruise and a local rib burnoff. Highly recommend this villa and hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that y'all had such a good time. I really appreciate the picture that you sent. It made me happy. I'm so glad that the villa met the needs for all four of you. And, it sounds like you were able to take advantage of so many things that Hilton Head has to offer.
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Rates & Availability

South Forest Beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall/ winter 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please do not use the "book it now" option. This is my family's summer place, and my policy is to speak to all guests before I confirm their reservation. That way you can know a little bit more about the villa, and I can know a little bit more about the people that will be enjoying our villa.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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South Forest Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with private bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Our Forest Gardens villa has everything you need to make your Hilton Head vacation memorable, fun, and complete! Are you flying and wonder how you can bring everything you need for a vacation at the beach? Don't worry! We have beach towels; beach hats; beach bags; coolers (soft and hard); beach umbrella (and stake); sand chairs; a tall folding beach chair; buckets, shovels, and other sand toys; pool toys; boogie boards; wagon; bikes; portable high chair; DVDs; books; videos; games; toy box; and more. Please call me to find out the details about the items that you might be interested in so you'll know how many and what type, etc.

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