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Oceanfront D-Building: Summer 2018

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,080 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Oceanfront 2 bed 2.5 bath, amazing ocean views; over 2 miles of private beach

Oceanfront 2 bed 2.5 bath villa with amazing ocean views and over 2 miles of private beach on Harbor Island, SC. This 2-level unit is located on the 2nd floor of the Oceanfront D-building in the Cedar Reef Villas complex. High speed WiFi is included for the unit.

The bedrooms are on the top floor to sleep 5. There is a Tempur-Pedic king bed in the oceanfront master bedroom and a queen bed and a twin bed in the 2nd bedroom. Each bedroom has its own flat screen TV and en suite bathroom with shower and tub.

The kitchen, dining and living areas are on the first floor with a full size washer and dryer, flat screen TV, DVD player, landline phone and half bath.

Enjoy the morning sunrise from the balcony located off the living area. The balcony has a table, umbrella, and chairs. Nothing in between you and the ocean but dunes.

Walk along over 2 miles of private beach in this gated community. Beach is quiet, not crowded, but plenty of seagulls, pelicans and dolphins. A place to get away from it all.

Included in this rental is access to the Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club. The club has a large lap pool, a kiddie pool, gym with cardio machines and weights, tennis courts, basketball court, sand volleyball court, playground, horseshoes, shuffleboard, putting green, WiFi and the Turtle's Nest store for bike rentals, snacks, drinks and souvenirs.

You can fish right from the beach in the surf or tidal pools, and there is a crabbing/fishing dock available for guest use near the entrance. There is also a fishing pier at Hunting Island State Park which is about 5 minutes away (a SC State Park).

Nearby you can find golf, kayak rentals, restaurants, bars and grocery stores.

More Details

Property Manager
Rob Vilim
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Rob Vilim

After surviving a few Chicago winters, we started dreaming of owning a warm weather vacation home to escape the cold. One too many Polar Vortexes later and we're done dreaming. Lots of choices, but South Carolina’s Lowcountry feels like home to us.

Rob Vilim purchased this villa in 2013

Why Rob Vilim chose Saint Helena Island

Peaceful Beach, Nature, and the Views!

What makes this villa unique

We looked at numerous condos on Harbor Island, but the ocean views from this unit's balcony in the D-Building was the best.


Saint Helena Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • For cancellations 30 or more days prior to arrival, a cancellation fee of $75.00 will be charged.
  • For cancellations within 30 days of arrival, deposit amount (less cancellation fee) will be returned if the unit is re-rented for the cancelled time.
  • If the unit is not re-rented, we will be unable to refund your advance rental deposit. Cancellations within 72 hours of arrival will be a full charge.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Top Floor
    2nd Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Top Floor
    Downstairs Half - toilet , Bottom Floor
    Beach & Pool - outdoor shower , There are several showers near the pools & beach boardwalks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sunset Palmetto view, flat-screen cable TV, alarm clock
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Oceanview, Tempur-Pedic, flat-screen cable TV, iPhone dock
  • Both bedrooms are located on the top floor, and each bedroom has an en suite bathroom, ceiling fan and a flat-screen cable TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a fishing/crabbing dock near the Harbor Island entrance and the Osprey's nesting box. Bicycle rentals are available on Harbor Island @ Island Spirit,, and nearby at Barefoot Bubba's,


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average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful oceanfront villa. My wife, kids and I had an awesome time and I would highly recommend this villa and will visit again. Harbor island is beautiful and very peaceful. Just what the "dr ordered".

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Berry, Thank you for your review - glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great - this my place

  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Of course I loved it; this is my place.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a great rental. This was the best stocked rental I have ever stayed in. It was also on a stunning beach with an awesome view. It was a great home base for us for the week. My teenage boys loved the second bedroom. My wife and I loved the furnishings and the bed! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful condo with us. If we ever go back to Harbor Island we will definately stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin, Thank you for your kind review, and glad you enjoyed your vacation!
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Great Condo and beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this condo on Harbor Island. The views were amazing especially from the full windows in the master bedroom. The condo was stocked with anything and everything we needed and more! The beach was never crowded and the entire area was beautiful. We appreciated the Hunting Island pass available to use as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Monica, Thank you for your review, and glad you enjoyed your vacation!
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Wonderful, Relaxing, Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer staying in this beautiful unit on this unique and quiet island. The unit is clean and comfortably furnished. The balcony is perfect for enjoying the sunrise, stunning night sky, or a thunderstorm rolling in over the water. The beach is a short walk and was never crowded, even during a hot week in July. At low tide, there are fun tide pools that are great for playing and exploring (especially young children). Through the Harbor Island Turtle Program, we were able to watch them inventory a nest a release five baby turtles into the ocean one morning. We made wonderful memories here!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda, Thank you for your kind review, and so glad you were able to return. That is so awesome that you were able to experience a turtle release!
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Johnson Creek Tavern
Fun bar with a great deck!
Foolish Frog
This always seems to be our go to when we're not in the mood to cook. Great food and great ...
Davis L Dempsey Farm
Hunting Island State Park
Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Johnson Creek Tavern
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Yemassee Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Johnson Creek Tavern
Nearest Beach
Harbor Island
Car: recommended

This is an oceanfront property on a private gated island with over 2 miles of beach.

Local fish companies and farm markets are close by to purchase freshly caught shrimp, fish, fruits, and vegetables.

Hunting Island State Park is 5 minutes away and offers hiking, a lighthouse tour, geocaching, nature programs, fishing, crabbing, etc. (SC State Park Passport Plus placard is available in the unit to use during your rental for park and lighthouse entry)

Many nearby golf courses, marinas, art galleries and restaurants.

Downtown Beaufort offers a waterfront park, night life, historic tours, and quaint shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $105

This villa is managed by an on-island property manager who handles our rental contracts, billings and any maintenance that is needed during your visit. The following charges and terms are based on booking directly with the owner.

Additional Charges:
Cleaning Fee – $105 per stay - Housekeeping comes before guests check in and after guests check out. A welcome package contains a small amount of coffee, cream, sugar, dishwashing & dishwasher soap.

Taxes – 10% (7% South Carolina Sales & Use Tax + 3% Beaufort County Accommodation Tax – note: taxes are exempt for stays over 90 days)

Car/Boat Pass Fee is charged by the Harbor Island Owners Association and varies depending on length of stay (as of 11/1/2017) - 1 night $11, 2 nights $22, 3 nights $33, 4 nights $44, 5 nights $55, 6-7 nights $70, 8-14 nights $80, 15-21 nights $85, 22-30 nights $90, 31-90 $100, 91-364 nights $115)

Payments Terms (direct booking)
A credit card deposit of 30% of the Rental Amount is required to confirm the reservation.

Balance is due at check-in or on the first business day for an after-hours check-in (final payment can be made by credit card or personal check)

Cancellation Policy is based on the # of days prior to arrival (direct booking)

* 30 or more days prior to arrival: Deposit is refunded less a $75 cancellation fee

* 3-29 days prior to arrival: If the unit is not able to be re-rented, we will be unable to refund the deposit regardless of the cancellation reason; if the unit is re-rented for the canceled period, all money prepaid less a $75 cancellation fee will be refunded.

* Cancellation less than 72 hours prior to arrival or a no-show will result in the full reservation charge to your credit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.