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Daufuskie Island ocean front getaway, ideal for relaxing, and unwinding

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,890 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom beach front condo perfect for families, friends and couples

If you have never been to Daufuskie Island...you are missing out. From the time you first board the ferry everything becomes very serene. The island has a special charm that welcomes you. Daufuskie Island is a hidden gem among many other coastal and island destinations in the southeastern US. It is private and relaxing without the crowding and commercial clutter that inevitably overtakes well-known destinations. If you want casinos, outlet malls and heavy traffic then you have plenty of other vacation choices. If you want to truly relax in a laid-back, uncrowded setting then Daufuskie may be the ideal location.

Ocean Edge Villa

This freshly updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo sits on the 3rd floor (4th level) of the Sandy Lane complex located on the grounds of the Bloody Point Resort. This family friendly and pet friendly unit sits over-looking the ocean and the pool. The master suite has a comfortable king bed and opens onto the balcony overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Attached is a private bathroom with both a shower and a whirlpool tub. The second master suite also has a king bed and private bathroom. This bedroom over looks the pool and bathroom has a shower and a huge garden tub. The 3rd bedroom has a queen bed and also has a private bathroom. This 3rd bedroom is prefect for children or another couple, the bathroom has a shower stall. All bedrooms have flat screen TV's with satellite TV and dvd players. Ocean Edge Villa has wireless internet through out the condo.

The kitchen is very modern with granite counter tops and both a Keurig and a Braun coffee makers . The appliances are all full size: 4 burner stove, full size oven, full size microwave and large refrigerator/freezer with an ice maker. The kitchen is fully equipped with utensils and cookware. There is also 2 bar stools that are perfect for eating a quick breakfast before heading out to the beach. An ample dinning area seats 8, (6 dinning room chairs and 2 others stored in the pantry). The dinning area overlooks the pool and is a perfect place for your entire group or family to enjoy a nice meal together.

The large living room is great spot to watch the sunset over the ocean or an after dinner movie or to play a board game with your group. The couch pulls out to sleep 2 more people. Many books, DVDs and board games are in the living room for use. The wrap around balcony has panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. There is a huge table on the balcony perfect for a lunchtime break from the beach or pool or an after golf snack and drink. There are also lounge chairs that overlook the ocean, a great spot for your morning coffee or a nightcap.

**We do have a dog crate and high chair available at the condo complimentary with your stay.

Places to Eat:

If you don't feel like cooking, there are 3 restaurants on the island. The most famous place to eat on the island is Marshside Mama's. Just a short golf cart ride away with a menu that charges daily. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is more of a bar, so you may not want to bring young children later in the night. For more of a cook out feel, try the Old Daufuskie Crab Company. With an outdoor bar and picnic tables over looking the water, the Old Daufuskie Crab company is the spot to go. Make sure your golf cart is charged up because it is about 15 min drive. If you feel like breakfast or lunch, the newest restaurant is Lucy Bells Cafe.

Things to Do:

Besides sitting on the beach or by the pool there are many other things to do.

Horseback riding and deep sea fishing are just of a few other activities available on the island.

Golf Cart

The only real way of transportation around the island is a golf cart or bicycle, and for long distances a cart is preferred method. Golf carts are available for rent from several different spot. We have a preferred relationship with Bloody Point Resort with a very attractive rate which we pass onto you. Both 4 seater and 6 seater carts are available and advanced reservations are strongly recommend.

How to get there:

Being an Island, the only way to get to Daufuskie is via a ferry. There are currently 3 different ferry services to get to Daufuskie. The first is public ferry from Hilton Head. This ferry is from Hilton Head to the Freeport Marina on Daufuskie. This ferry is also about an hour long. In addition to the ticket price there also a charge for luggage other than carry ones, you will also need to pay ground transportation to get from the Freeport Marina to Bloody Point. If you plan on this option, your luggage is not likely to be on the same boat as you, it usually arrives later in the day. However a positive about this ferry is that parking in Hilton Head is only $3 a day. The next option is May River Excursions. May river leaves from Blufton and parking is free. May River has a flexible schedule, however the boats are smaller and are not covered. There is additional charge for reasonably sized luggage so this option could make sense for larger size parties. However this boat arrives at public dock and so ground transportation also needed for this option.

Bloody Point Resort operates a semi-private ferry service that we can arrange for you. This ferry departs for the Westin Hotel in Savannah, Ga. This boat arrived directly on the grounds of Bloody Point where you met by the Bloody Point staff and transported to the condo. Parking at the Westin is $10 a day, advanced reservations are required. This ferry will take a reasonable amount of luggage but will not take hard sided coolers. Please note for 2017 bloody point has started charging for luggage, $12.50 per bag, so if you have a lot of luggage the other two might be a better option. They have also changed their boat schedule and will have limited boats for 2017, so our preferred method for our guests is May River or county ferry.

There are very few groceries for sale on the island, so if you plan on cooking in the unit, then you either need to bring your own groceries

More Details

Owner
Michael & Nicki Gilboy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Michael & Nicki Gilboy

We are a professional couple with two great children who have become young adults and have both come to share our great interest in relaxing vacations as being very necessary to take a break from a high-stress career and reconnect with their significant other.

Michael & Nicki Gilboy purchased this condo in 2014

Why Michael & Nicki Gilboy chose Off Island Areas

Both as a couple and as a family we have had the opportunity to explore a number of great vacation destinations in the US, the Caribbean, Europe and Hawaii - always asking the question 'Do we like this place enough to want to own here?' Clearly there are places that called us back (e.g., St. Barts), but every location had something that kept us from 'pulling the trigger' such as accessibility, local attitudes, level of infrastructure, level of commercial development or provisions for Emergency medical care. Although no one is going to confuse Daufuskie with St. Barts in January or February we saw Daufuskie as retaining the charm that drew us to different islands 30 or more years ago - with a reasonable chance of retaining it for years to come. We knew that Daufuskie was a location that made sense for us the first time we visited, and continue to feel that way.

What makes this condo unique

We considered a number of properties before moving forward with this one. We wanted (and were able to get): a terrific beach that is very close, fabulous views of the Atlantic from our 4th level (3rd. floor location), a family-friendly 3 bedroom layout in a well-maintained property. Candidly the décor was in serious need of updating when we bought it, and we have worked hard to create a charming, upscale property.

Amenities

Daufuskie Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1890 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath with huge jetted garden tub and shower
    Second master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Second master bathroom huge whirlpool tub and shower
    3rd bathroom - toilet , shower , Private bathroom for 3rd bedroom, shower with seat
  • each bedroom has a adjoining private bathroom. The two master suites each have a separate shower, whirlpool tubs and double sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second master suite - 1 king , Second master suite with private bathroom
    Queen bedroom - 1 queen , 3rd bedroom with queen bed and private bathroom
    Master suite - 1 king , Master suite overlooking ocean opens onto balcony
  • Master suite with king bed has stunning views of ocean, sliding glass door leads onto balcony.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Rates are set to reflect that a golf cart rental is not provided. We will be happy to arrange a cart for you at a preferred rate through the Bloody Point Resort or another provider if necessary. Please indicate whether you want 4 or 6 seats. There are several options for getting to Daufuskie. If requested we can also arrange for Bloody Point water taxi at attractive rates.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Beautiful View!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this condo the last week of July 2017 and had a wonderful time! The view from the porch is the best. We enjoyed many meals on the porch looking at the ocean, watching the ships come in/out the mouth of the Savannah River.

All of the bedrooms are nicely decorated and all of the beds were comfortable. We spent most of our time outside but the living room had plenty of seating for late night tv watching.

There were never more than a few other families on the beach each day and the pool area was quiet also. So nice and relaxing.

This was our second stay on Daufuskie and I can't say enough nice things about the island. All of the people are friendly. Stewart and Freddie at Daufuskie transit are great. The guys from May River Excursions were fun and we had awesome boat rides to/from the island. I also highly recommend using the cyber valet grocery service, you order your groceries and they are waiting for you at your boat. They even pack the ice cream on dry ice so it stays frozen!

Marshside Mama's is a blast. We also ate at the old daufuskie crab co, Lucy bells, and the Bloody point club. All were great!

I would recommend the Daufuskie Rum Co tour, as it was fun, and Silver Dew pottery has so many cool things!!!

This condo is awesome and Daufuskie is such a treasure!

PS. The condo owners are super nice and respond quickly to any questions. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this vacation. The owners are amazing to work with and shared so much information before our trip to help us make all the right travel choices. The condo was well maintained and had the most gorgeous views of the ocean. We loved the huge tree as well. We enjoyed family dinners on the porch as well as our morning cups of coffee overlooking the water. Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful island. Unique experience. Lovely condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We loved the peace and quiet. Walking through the front door was a pleasant surprise, the condo was gorgeous. It was large, roomy, high ceilings and had an unreal view.

The owners were very attentive prior to the trip to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

Dr. Ouellette

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beautiful condo with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

The condo is beautifully decorated - Looks like a oage from Architectural Digest but the views of the ocean are what make this extra special. We loved sitting in the living room or on the balcony and watching the waves. Perfect place to unwind. Also, the owners were very responsive and great to deal with. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experilence...once again,.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this condo several times and find it very comfortable and well appointed. Daufuskie is a great "get away" type vacation. The beach is gorgeous and the local restaurants are good and very casual. The condo is clean, spacious and the kitchen is will stocked. Great view from the balcony and the condo even has a stash of movies for a rainy day.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Savannah
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
beach at the property
Car: not necessary

Life on Daufuskie can best be described as very relaxing with great beaches, lots of open area, several golf courses, memorable restaurants and minimal traffic (golf carts and bicycles are the best ways to get around).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Damage waiver to $1500 $49 + Tax
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

1. Taxes includes a credit card charge of 2.5% or more depending upon card used. We have priced all cards at the minimum rate.
2. We also accept checks. Contact us for a mailing address.
3. An extra fee may be due for multiple pets (dogs only).
4. Any refund paid back on a credit card will be total refund minus 2.5% fee for credit card transaction fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.