About the property
- Condo800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
7 night stay 10% discount
BEACH & POOL VIEW - "BIRD'S I VUE'''
VACATION or ROMANTIC getaway, "BIRDS I VUE'' condo on Harbor Island is just the place to relax and play.
Enter this gated community and you will not want to leave. Harbor Island is a private 1400 acre barrier island on the Atlantic sea coast. Located approximately 12 miles east of Beaufort, South Carolina between historic Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina.
A cozy elegant condo located in Beach House Villas with third/top floor beach view. A wonderful penthouse view for your most treasured memories. The only building in the resort with the convenience of an elevator. Unload your belongings at the building's main entrance near the elevator.
None of the condo buildings on Harbor Island are handicap accessible (no ramp). However, Building L is the only condo building with an elevator. Eight steps to the first level to reach the elevator. "Birds I Vue'' is one of the units closest to the elevator on the 3rd floor.
ANTIQUE and UNIQUE furnishings for your pleasure and comfort in the 800 square feet of living space. Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, french door refrigerator. New 50' flat screen smart TV with Netflix and Hulu as well as cable.
YES, KID FRIENDLY, too. Well behaved pets welcomed. Pet deposit required.
View sunrise over the beach from the screened (NO PEST) balcony, kitchen, or living area. One of the most desired views on the island.
"Sweet Dreams" await with the romantic bedroom decor and the comfort of the king size bed with new top of the line pillow top mattress.
Additional upgrades: Queen sofa sleeper in living area + Two recliners COMFORT at it's best + Pergo cherry flooring. New kitchen appliances, French door refrigerator, over the range microwave, smooth top range with self cleaning oven. New top of the line king pillow top mattress with bed bug protection.
50" Smart TV with complimentary Netflix.
The sit down bar joins a fully equipped kitchen. Plus the game table doubles as dining table.
Starter staples are provided for our guest, including starter supply of paper goods (paper towels, toilet paper) for weekly guest.
A 80' boardwalk takes you across the sand dunes to step onto the approximately 3 mile long beach.
Enjoy the unique privacy of Harbor Island's uncrowded beach to discover horseshoe crabs, pelicans, dolphins, egrets and more. View shrimp boats. Sea turtles are nesting May through October. Harbor Island has been documented by National Audubon Society as Important Bird Area (IBA).
The natural beauty of the island is graced with sand dunes, sea-oats, tidal waters, saltwater marshes and wildlife. View the nearby rookeries. Home to many egrets, herons and alligators.
Crab dock located on the island.
PET FRIENDLY BEACH - Well behaved pets. Welcome = PET DEPOSIT REQUIRED = $100. - $70. refundable with favorable departure inspection. No pet hair or odor remaining. No property damage. (add $30. per pet).
Leash law applies.
Be certain to take advantage of our amenities as well as the area cultural and historical ventures.
Amenities for the active guest:
Harbor Island Beach and Racquet Club,
three pools + kiddie pool,
tennis, volleyball, basketball courts, shuffle board, fitness center and gift shop.
Pier fishing nearby.
Crab dock located on the island.
Lagoon kayaking is available nearby, at Hunting Island State Park.
Kayak rental at Barefoot Bubba's
Provided for your pleasure: Beach chairs, beach towels, beach wagon, beach toys, pool noodles/floats, boogie boards. Adult and children's board and card games with unique game table for your indoor entertainment. Coloring for kids and adults. Reading materials for kids and adults as well.
Bicycle, kayak & corn hole rentals available at BAREFOOT BUBBA'S + free ice cream.
NEARBY... Antiquing, carriage tours, guided fishing trips, riverboat dinner cruise.
Riverfront park, shops & restaurants @ Beaufort, St Helena & Frogmore.
Frogmore - Penn Center Gulla History - leaving entrance turn right proceed to 1st stop light turn left , approx. 1/2 mile
Outlet mall shopping Tanger Outlet @ Bluffton, SC.
Gay's Shrimp docks(one mile) for fresh seafood and sometimes heat & serve meals.
Grills available in the courtyard.
Many excellent restaurants in the area.
HUNTING ISLAND State Park & Lighthouse - Self-guided tour. Listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. Located two miles east of Harbor Island entrance. Park admission fee.
Frogmore, SC :
*Penn Center - Historical Gulla area.
*Historical cemetery and tabby ruins.
Right leaving HI entrance to Red Piano left on Lands End Road
Historic District Walking & Carriage Tours.
Named 'BEST SMALL SOUTHERN TOWN' by Southern Living readers.
Named in the top 20 fishing towns.
Harbor Island is located 12 miles east of historic Beaufort, SC.
Historic District Walking Tours, antiques shops, Thrift and consignment & outlet shops.
Located 18 miles south of Beaufort.
SIGHTSEEING (Day Trips):
Harbor Island located approximately 60 miles south to beautiful Savannah, Georgia and 75 miles north to charming Charleston, South Carolina. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina approximately 45 miles south.
Daufuskie Island - check ferry schedule and golf cart rental for island transportation. No cars available.
Ryan Pilz owner Allison Bailey manger
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Ryan Pilz owner Allison Bailey manger
Thanks for visiting our VRBO website. Harbor Island is an absolutely beautiful private island & beach. Miss Joy loved coming here. After losing Miss Joy to cancer last year, we decided she would love nothing more than to have us continue to share her favorite place. We live in Statesboro, Ga on Cypress Lake ....However, our "Bird's I Vue'' is our special place at the beach. We love the laid back lifestyle of Harbor Island. There is nothing more beautiful than the sunrises and sunsets here. Granny Joy loved her grandkids (and fur grandkids) and they love coming to her special place as much as she did. We hope that you feel that kind of "Joy" when you visit as well! These were Miss Joy's Bucket list items, and we are continuing on for her! #1 on my 'Bucket List', ENJOY A SLOWER PACE. Harbor Island has been the solution to #1 on my 'Bucket List'. #2 - Relax, Enjoy = Make more 'Treasured Memories' I am pleased to share 'Bird's I Vue'', a part of my life's blessings, with each of you. - Miss Joy
Ryan Pilz owner Allison Bailey manger purchased this Condo in 2003
Why Ryan Pilz owner Allison Bailey manger chose Saint Helena Island
Miss Joy shopped for many miles up & down the Georgia and Carolina coasts to find just the right place for investment & enjoyment. The minute she walked into this condo, she knew it was 'the one'. The view ('Bird's I Vue'') was worth it all. Over the years she put on her creative hat to make fun out of all the work that was required. If you can't tell by the pictures, Miss Joy loved flamingos. We have slowly made upgrades and changes, but made sure to keep "Miss Joy" in them all. We are sure you will be able to see her loving touch in every corner of the condo. We have been lucky that our renters have been respectful of the condo property. Therefore, because of renters favorable history a property damage deposit is only required if you bring your pet...and I have found that pets have not been a problem. Well behaved renters & their pets are welcomed. Please make yourself at home. Welcome to Harbor Island's 'Bird's I Vue'
What makes this Condo unique
INQUIRE ABOUT TRADING SPACES. Willing to trade day for day @ your date of convenience. We have successfully traded w/owners in several states. We enjoy traveling. Trading w/ other owners has been a wonderful way to vacation! Call or email if interested in getting on my trade list.
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Nice View - Needs some updating
The managers of the locating were nice and communicated effectively. They allowed us to check in early at 10 am upon arrival but we had to check out early on Sunday by 10 am due to another reservation. That was communicated clearly and was no issue. The view is awesome as it does have a clear view of the ocean and a fenced in porch.
The cleaning of the condo is in need of some work. The bed sheets did not smell fresh or washed and you can smell pets were in condo. The sofa smelled like dog which I'm not used as my husband and I do not have pets. The shower curtain was disgusting. It seemed to have previous body dirt and mold of who ever stays there or who ever were the guests before us. That was a not a good experience as every time you showered you faced with dealing with the mold on the shower curtain and body dirt of someone else.
Kitchen appliances were decent and did the job while staying. It had what we needed for our stay.
The front door lock needs to be replaced and it seemed loose and although its a secure location - you always want to have a secure front door.
TV - Cable, Hulu and Netflix worked fine as well as Wifi.
Location can't be beat!
My family of 4 spent three great nights here recently and enjoyed our stay. This condo is a short walk to the beach and has an ocean view as well as access to pools, tennis and basketball courts, and more. The location of the condo within the building is great, too. It's very close to the elevator (only building in the complex with an elevator!) and a short walk to laundry. Hunting Island State Park is a short drive away if you're looking for something else to do in the area, plus the town of Beaufort is close for picking up necessities for your stay.
Character Stands Out
We had a wonderful stay in this condo. Mrs. Joy's unit is so full of character! We had everything we needed in this unit and loved the screened in porch with a lovely view! Would definitely stay there again!
We had such a wonderful time on Harbor Island. The condo is in a very convenient location to the beach, pool, elevator, laundry, parking, etc. Beautifully decorated and stocked with everything you will need to start your vacation off. We would love to come again!
A wonderful getaway!
We were blessed to spend time at Joy's lovely home. I would like to be able to visit again. Everything was just perfect!
Great R & R
This trip was a solo retreat to recharge. Miss Joy's condo was perfect for this endeavor. It's quite cozy and furnished whimsically with lots of flamingos and palm trees. It's a short walk to the beach along a boardwalk over the dunes. The beach was never crowded which made for pleasant walking. The area has loads of wildlife to view, especially a vibrant bird habitat on the property, viewed when walking along the neighborhood street. During my visit all the cable and internet was down, which enforced the solitude for sure. This was not through any fault of the owners. All in all, this was a comfortable and relaxing place to visit. Best suited for a single or perhaps a couple. The development is kid-friendly with pools and activities galore. This unit has plenty of chairs and floats for the beach. If I were to change anything at all about the unit it would be to declutter it, but that's personal taste entirely.
Crab dock on the island.
Equestrian Center located nearby.
Shopping downtown Beaufort,3+ outlet malls @ Bluffton). Within 15 miles 11 golf courses.
Hunting Island State Park - 2 miles.
Hilton Head Island, SC approx, 30 min, Sightseeing in Historic Beaufort, SC,(12 mi.),
Charleston,SC and Savannah,Ga, (approx, 1hr)
This Lowcountry area has been the setting for the movies, Forest Gump, The Prince of Tides, The Big Chill, GI Jane and The Great Santani.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$35.00 additional charge for less than 3 night stay. gate pass $11.00/per night Fourth of July (week of Thursday June 28- Monday July 9) Contact for rate Departure cleaning fee $60. CANCELLATION INSURANCE RECOMMENDED