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Totally Updated Villa, Steps to Beach /Pool, 65" TV/hs Internet, Pets Considered

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Large Bedrooms and 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-7

This top floor unit has been totally updated, new appliances, new bedroom furniture and bedding, new hardwood floors, and 65 inch HDTV. We continue to invest and update each year, in January 2017 we converted master bath into a walk-in shower with all new tile and fixtures. Also in 3rd bath, have a new tiled shower and new floors in these two bathrooms. Also all new updated tile flooring in entrance and kitchen. Comfortable bedding, new Marriott Resort Jamison King Bed in 2016 for your comfort. We added granite counter tops, three new bathroom vanities, all new light fixtures, along with fresh paint.

There are two large bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The bedrooms are split format for privacy and teenagers with different schedules. One bedroom is a king with a 40" flat screen tv, that is HD. The second bedroom has two full beds with a 32" flat screen tv and an additional sofa.

The living room has a new pullout sofa in 2016) along with a 65" HDTV and DVD player. There are two large decks off the bedrooms that are accessible from both the living room and bedrooms. These decks overlook an 11 mile lagoon system, so you can sit on the deck and watch kayakers go by or just watch the wildlife. On both decks we have heavy duty adirondack chairs(not the cheap plastic ones)

In the living area there is a dining table that seats six.

The well stocked kitchen includes a new large stainless steel refrigerator with an ice maker, new keurig mini. Off the kitchen is a third full bathroom with a brand new shower and also a washer and dryer. New heat/air unit installed Nov 2015.

Our unit is a top floor end unit with lots of privacy, but still only a two minute walk to the beach with no streets to cross. The Palmetto Dunes Beach is now better than ever, just completed beach renourishment and after hurricane Matthew there is more beach than ever before. Can take your beach chairs to the beach in the morning and leave them there all day and come back and forth to the villa as needed. You can also stop and get a drink or fish tacos at the Dunes House on the way back from the beach.

Since we love our pets and enjoy watching our english cream golden retrievers have a blast on the beach, we do offer a pet friendly condo(dogs only). However, the dog needs to be well behaved and well trained and is subject to our approval and an additional non refundable fee.

There are no keys to keep track of as we have a keyless entry system where you have your own special code for the week.

The Moorings is inside a gated community for privacy and security.

Less than a five minute walk to the Palmetto Dunes Tennis complex, Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Golf Course, Palmetto Dunes Outfitters, and the General Store.

The Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center has 23 clay courts and 2 hard courts and offers many clinics, lessons, and exhibitions. Several PickleBall courts have recently been added.

There are three great golf courses inside Palmetto Dunes, Robert Trent Jones, Fazio, and Arthur Hills.

Palmetto Dunes Outfitters rents bikes, kayaks, canoes, and other water toys to enjoy during your stay. There are many great bike paths and an 11 mile lagoon system for you to explore.

The General Store is a favorite for breakfast, ice cream, icees, or about anything else you may need.

An easy bike ride or walk is Shelter Cove Marina where in the summer you can see a fireworks show and live entertainment, also many restaurants and shops. Also right across from the Palmetto Dunes entrance is a brand new Kroger to get all your needs for the week.

Our unit is #45/#46, which is a top floor end unit that backs up to the lagoon. It is one of the most private Moorings units available yet close to the beach and pool. Also with it being the top floor, you do not have to worry about hearing the people above you.

This is not your typical pet friendly rental, as we like to come as much as we can so we try to make sure we have all the things we would want to have and we continue to update. We only want to rent to those who will take care of our place.

More Details

Julie Orem
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Julie Orem

We grew up in Indiana but have lived in Georgia the last 25 years. We like to come to Hilton Head and use our condo as much as we can. Our goal is to have one of the nicest Moorings villas but still be pet friendly so we can use and also have guests that want to keep coming back.

Julie Orem purchased this villa in 2014

Why Julie Orem chose South Carolina

We have been coming to Hilton Head for the past 25 years and for the first 15 years we went to Sea Pines and then decided to try Palmetto Dunes and have been coming here ever since. The Moorings is in a great location that has great beach access and is close to everything.

What makes this villa unique

We love to bring our English Cream Golden Retrievers to the beach as Hilton Head is a very pet friendly island.


Hilton Head Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • New Vanities, sinks, faucets, lighting. Tile in all bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two large bedrooms, with new furniture/bedding
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Totally Updated Villa, Steps to Beach /Pool, 65" TV/hs Internet, Pets Considered
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Great Week!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful updated villa! Very convenient to the beach, General Store, tennis and golf. Julie and Dean are great hosts, easy to work with and quick to respond to any inquiries. Looking forward to another 2 weeks in October. Will definitely keep returning to this villa. Pet friendly, which our Golden Retriever also appreciated.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment, great location, owners easy to work with!

  • 5 of 5

We - a family of four and our dog - had a wonderful vacation at the moorings! Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are happy you and your family had a great time visiting our villa and Palmetto Dunes. We enjoy having our dogs with us at the beach too!
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Close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three weeks in this lovely unit and enjoyed our stay immensely. The condo is very close to the beach and centrally located on the island. It is very well equipped and decorated beautifully in a cheery beach theme. We loved being able to walk our dog on the beach and being able to cycle everywhere including on the beach. In addition, the beds are super comfortable and the owners are very helpful and easy to work with. We plan to stay again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, we like to come five or six times a year and want our guests to enjoy it as much as we do.
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Bright, Inviting, Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

After spending 1 week each February in Hilton head for the past 20 years, we were finally able to be there for the whole month. Julie and Dean's Moorings villa provided us our home away from home and we loved how bright and welcoming it was! It's a perfect location, just steps from the beach, the updating they've done is beautiful (we love the new tile floors) and made it great for including our two German shepherds this time. We were so comfortable there -- Julie and Dean are wonderful hosts and were very attentive to any needs that arose. This was truly the perfect place to begin our retirement vacation! We're looking forward to returning next winter for another extended stay.

Nadia and John Christy

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. The Moorings is a great place to start your retirement. We are pleased with our renovations as we want all our guests to feel like it is home. We are glad you had a great time and look forward to having you again next year.
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Cozy Comfortable and Fully Equipped Villa

  • 5 of 5

We went to HHI to celebrate Thanksgiving with our son and his family, who also has a property in the Moorings. Julie and Dean, the owners of this great property, were very accommodating and responsive to all questions we had before we rented their villa.

The listing of the property is entirely accurate and villa is very clean and well-maintained. It had everything you needed and the beds were very comfortable. Everything was perfect for a relaxing Holiday at the beach! We enjoyed the location especially in the morning when it was perfect for having coffee on the deck overlooking the lagoon.

We hope to come back soon!

Russ and Sharon Marsden


  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We love the location as well-quiet, private, lagoon view from deck, walking/biking distance to everything. We try our best to keep our villa comfortable and up-to-date as we enjoy spending time there too. We want our guests, like you, to have a enjoyable visit. Thanks again~
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Hilton Head-Our Favorite Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a couple of weeks after Hurricane Matthew. We have been to Hilton Head many times and have almost always stayed in Palmetto Dunes, however this was our first time at this villa in The Moorings. We liked everything about it particularly the proximity to the beach. We like riding the rental bikes on the beach and of course walking on it a couple of times a day. The villa is all updated and has a very warm and comfortable feeling. Our routine was walking to the General Store in the morning to get a large coffee and papers, coming back and having a leisurely morning before we headed out for our activities. We really appreciated that Dean and Julie were able to suggest some golf courses in Bluffton for us to play since all the courses on the island were closed. Because we were able to get on the courses in Bluffton, the hurricane really did not hamper any of our plans. We liked sitting on the deck in the late afternoon when we got back from our day of activities. We also tried some of the restaurants that were recommended and we were very happy with them. We appreciated the binder that contained various information. Hilton Head offers everything that we love; golf, bike riding, walking on the beach and probably Pickle Ball in the future. We look forward to returning next year. At some point we would like to stay longer and bring our golden and golden lab mix.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karen, for the nice review. I'm so happy you got to come so soon after Hurricane Matthew and enjoyed your vacation in PD. I hope you will come again in the future and then you will be able to see/enjoy our bathroom renovations and brand new tile since your visit, Take care, thanks again!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Hilton Head
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Dunes House
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Palmetto Dunes Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Hilton Head Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Car passes are $10/each until May 1st 2017, after May 1st $15 and can be picked up at the gate pass facility at the entrance of Palmetto Dunes. Deposit returned within two weeks after checkout and cleaning company inspection. No Smoking and All pets must be approved or will be asked to leave and lose payment and deposit.

Cleaning fee included in rates on week long stays. Prefer to handle payments via check due to the additional fees charged by the credit card company and VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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