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Beach & Pool View - "Birds I Vue'' - 7n stay =10% OFF

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Summer Special

7 night stay 10% discount


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.

Complimentary WiFi

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.

Surf fishing.

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.

Surf fishing.

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.


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.

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Ryan Pilz owner Allison Bailey manger
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

thanks you for your nice comments. Very glad you enjoyed your stay. Glad the beach and condo was all you had hoped for. Best Wishes for the rest of Summer '16. You are more than welcomed back anytime. Return stay = 10% discount on 4 night or more. Joy
May 2016
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Saint Helena Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath - toilet & sink
  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , 1 queen , Comfortable queen sofa sleeper located in living area.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Sofa w/queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Complimentary WiFi & Netflix & Hulu 3 ceiling fans, 1 smart TV 50" with Cable Beach chairs - located at entryway behind bench (4) Beach & sand toys - located in basket near front door In addition to all the comforts of home. Provided for your enjoyment : Beach towels, beach cart, linens, unique game table Good reading - local authors & beach themed children's books Gated entry 24/7 On Duty Security Must have authorized gate pass to enter Harbor Island Resort. YES! KID FRIENDLY - Well behaved children always welcomed to enjoy a family stay. WELL BEHAVED & well cared for PETS WELCOMED - Leash law applies. Pet deposit applies.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 105 reviews

Character Stands Out

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Location can't be beat!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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A wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed to spend time at Joy's lovely home. I would like to be able to visit again. Everything was just perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Major city in the South

Great R & R

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay, it was very relaxing, private, and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Johnson Creek Tavern
Shrimp Shack
Boondocks Restaurant
Barefoot Farm
Gullah Grub
Camelot Farms Equestrian Center
Bella Luna
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Savannah - Hilton Head International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Johnson's Creeek Tavern & Resturant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Dawtaw Island
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 21
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Johnson's Creek Tavern & Resturant
Nearest Beach
Harbor Island, SC

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.




Additional information about rental rates

Less than 3 night charge $35
Cleaning fee $60
Pet Fee $100
Gate Pass $11.00/night $11
Tax Rate 11.0%

$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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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