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OCEANFRONT Villa with Awesome Views! Totally renovated for 2018! Book Now!

Saint Helena Island, SC, USA
  • Villa1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

2 bedrooms + sofa bed, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4 to 6

This OCEANFRONT Harbor Island beauty has unparalleled views of the pristine Atlantic Ocean from your living room, master bedroom, & even the kitchen & dining room and is well supplied with all the comforts of home! Sit on your private balcony & enjoy the sounds of the ocean. Just steps to both of the private Cedar Reef pools or a short walk to the Harbor Island Swim & Racquet Club with its Olympic-size pool, tennis & basketball courts, fitness center, children's pool & playground, etc. (all for your personal use, free of charge).

Harbor Island is a gated community with immaculate, well-kept grounds, as well as 3 miles of white sandy beaches to walk or bike on. It was identified by 'Southern Living' magazine as one of the country's 'Top 10 Secret, Southern Beach Escapes'. It is located adjacent to Hunting Island State Park with its fabulous lighthouse. It is only 15 miles from charming Beaufort that you can explore & tour by car, on foot, by horse-drawn carriage, or pontoon boat.

For More Info or Reservations: Call or text the owners, Lisa & Jim Murphy, at (828) 817-9221.

Bike & Kayak Rentals!: Check out Barefoot Bubba's, located on Harbor Island, for bike and kayak rentals, as well as beach souvenirs. Ask for a 10% discount, as our guests, on all equipment rentals and/or purchases.


Lisa or Jim Murphy

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • The oceanfront master bedroom has a queen size bed from which you can watch the morning news and sip your first cup of coffee, all while viewing the sparkling ocean water as the sun comes up in the east. It also has a 32" flat screen TV. The guest bedroom has a full size bed as well as a twin bed & also its own flat screen TV - a great place for kids on a rainy day (which are few) or friends to enjoy. Both the master & guest bedrooms have their own private bathrooms. Linens are included.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beachfront
          • Oceanfront
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        At the Beach & Racquet Club across the street - free for our guests' use.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Wi-Fi Available by the day, week, or month.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        New 55" flat screen TV to enjoy along with Blue-Ray DVD player and other new furnishings.
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Kitchen
                            Fully stocked for both long or short-term guests!
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Blue-Ray DVD player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    (3) New 55' LCD flat-panel TV!!!
                                  • Television
                                    55'' LCD flat-panel TV in living room. Bedrooms each have their own flat screen TVs as well
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Bicycles
                                        Can be rented from Barefoot Bubba's on Harbor Island - ask for 10% discount as our guests.
                                      • Child's Swing
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Can be rented from Barefoot Bubba's on Harbor Island - ask for 10% discount as our guests.
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Sand Box
                                      • Tennis
                                        Available across the street at the Beach & Racquet Club - free for our guests' use.
                                      • Tennis Court
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                (4) Building is situated between the 2 private swimming pools for the condo complex. Clubhouse across the street has an Olympic-size pool and a kiddie pool for your enjoyment.
                                              • Outdoor Pool


                                                  • marina
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • churches
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • shuffleboard
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • sailing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • The living room has all new furniture, including a pullout sofa bed, power reclining loveseat, & a 55" LCD flat-panel TV as well as Blue Ray DVD player. Kitchen is well-equipped, making this area of the villa very functional. The dining area has a very contemporary, glass-top table with bar-height chairs to maximize the oceanfront view. New bar-height deck furniture rounds out the main floor, as you look directly to the ocean, viewing the shrimp boats, the porpoises jumping, and very few people walking, fishing, or sunbathing on the white sandy beach. Departure cleaning is included for all rentals of 3 days or more. Saturday is normally the changeover day in the summer, but it can be negotiable. Long term renters are welcome. As owners, we try to spend as much time there as our schedule permits but would love to share it with you for several days, a week, or even longer! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!!

                                                                    10 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews


                                                                    Michael F.Amherst, Ohio

                                                                    We rented this property for my son's graduation from Marine Recruit Training at Parris Island. We didn't want to stay in a packed motel with loud obnoxious kids and parents who don't care. What a relief this property was! It was far enough away yet still close enough to still be convenient (20 minutes from Parris Island). The views from the back deck are amazing and the beach is beautiful and fun to explore at low tide. The condo was nice and clean and well kept with all the amenities that you would need. We would definitely rent this condo again and we highly recommend it!

                                                                    Lovely time

                                                                    Dolly G.

                                                                    We had a wonderful stay on Harbor Island. This little island is a South Carolina gem; beautiful, charming, and quiet! We will definitely be returning and only to this condo!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    How sweet of you! We definitely agree! We'll be anxiously awaiting your return!!!

                                                                    Not Your Typical Beach and Glad of It

                                                                    RonCharlotte, NC

                                                                    We had a great time at Harbor Island. If you're looking for a beach that is beautiful and secluded this is it. Go left at the boardwalk and take the ten minute walk at dusk or drive to the end of the island and follow the path to the beach because the sunsets are amazing. Take a right in the mornings and you will find beach scenery that you probably have not seen before. It is like a living island. The beach out at the point changes from day to day.

                                                                    The villa was clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. All the beds were comfortable. The view from the balcony is just as advertised...amazing. This villa is conveniently located between two smaller swimming pools with a larger one across the street. Unfortunately, the large pool was closed the first four days we were there because of some "accidents" in the pool, but when did get to swim there, the view from it was beautiful. The owners were very pleasant and helpful.

                                                                    Harbor Island is at the beginning of St. Helena Sound and it faces northeast not east. The result is that there are no waves to ride. It's one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen, but it is also very quiet like the Gulf of Mexico. We had a hard time hearing the ocean from the villa. If you want to ride waves, boogie boards, etc.,I would highly recommend going to Hunting Island State Park which is just a mile drive away. It costs $5 per adult and $3 per child per day. Hunting Island is absolutely stunning, thick woods and palm trees everywhere. It has a lighthouse you can climb and crashing waves to ride.

                                                                    They offer a pass and if you go four or more times, it pays for itself. The property management company that the owners use has one of these passes for guests of their clients. You have to ask for it, it's not advertised. Someone asked for it before we got there and we did not get it until Friday. Call them ahead of time to reserve it because whoever has it can keep it and use it all week.

                                                                    We went to Boondocks for crab night and it was really good. The Upper Crust pizza place in Beaufort was great to. Beaufort is like a mini Charleston or Savannah...lots of beautiful old homes. It was worth the drive for one of our afternoons.

                                                                    I would definately recommend this property to those who are looking for a beautiful and secluded beach. It's perfect for families with young children who would like a very calm ocean I'm glad that Hunting Island was right there. My kids are teenagers who love to ride waves.

                                                                    Great Harbor Island View and Very Comfortable

                                                                    Cyndi LeeAtlanta, Georgia

                                                                    In the past 2 years we have stayed in 5 different Cedar Reef condos on Harbor Island in buildings B, C, D and K – both one and two bedroom units. This condo was by far the most comfortable. The owner and rental agency were both attentive and receptive to questions and requests. After my first two experiences I started to bring my own kitchen items, but I didn’t even unpack them in this unit as it had everything I needed.

                                                                    This unit has a true ocean view and the morning sun shines on the deck and in the master window making for a spectacular start to your day. As the sun goes down you can sit on the deck and look at the start or take your binoculars or telescope and watch the shrimpers out for the evening catch. Even though the ocean is over the dunes, you can still fall asleep to the sound of the waves.

                                                                    We go to Harbor Island primarily for the shore birds, ocean critters and walking along the shoreline for miles and miles at low tide with nary a soul in sight. It is also a great place to take the kids as the “ocean” is friendlier than some other beaches.

                                                                    All-and-all if you are looking to rent a condo on Harbor Island this one is a great full ocean facing location, a good value, comfortable, and hassle free.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you so much for your kind words! We truly try to keep "Almost Heaven" as comfortable and well-equipped as possible so that both we and our guests see it as their "home away from home"! Whether it's a short or long term stay, repeat guest (which we have several who keep coming back) or first timer, we want you to enjoy our "little slice of paradise" as much as we enjoy it and enjoying sharing it with you!

                                                                    Loved it! Very relaxing.

                                                                    Lois B.

                                                                    The condo was exactly as we expected. Very clean, quiet, relaxing and RIGHT on the beach. The pool was wonderful as it was still hot out this week. We visited Hunting Island, Savannah, Charleston, Beaufort and the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Although there were plenty of places to visit, it was so nice to just relax on the waterfront deck and read.

                                                                    Everyone was helpful, getting there was easy and there were many restaurant choices within a short drive.

                                                                    Vacation in August

                                                                    Lynda W.Stone Mountain, Georgia

                                                                    Wonderful place! We had a great time - condo was perfect and the porch was amazing. We enjoyed the beach and all the wildlife and fell in love with the charm of Beaufort!


                                                                    Saint Helena Island, SC, USA

                                                                    Harbor Island is a private, secluded beach resort gated community (with 24-hour security) located approximately 15 miles from downtown Beaufort, SC. There are lots of activities within walking distance of the villa for those who wish to spend most of their time on the island, including walking or bike riding on the beach, swimming (in the ocean or one of 4 pools), basketball, tennis, shuffleboard, playground, fitness center, etc. Adjacent Hunting Island State Park lies between Harbor Island & Fripp Island. Hunting Island State Park has a fabulous lighthouse to climb, fishing pier, nature center, beaches, & wooded trails for hiking. Charming, nearby Beaufort is fun to explore & tour by car, on foot, by horse-drawn carriage, or pontoon boat. Hilton Head Island & Bluffton are within an hour's drive and provide a wonderful outlet mall shopping meca. Harbor Island lies approximately halfway between historic Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA, which make wonderful day-trips! Other Activities: Neighboring Hunting Island State Park with lighthouse, fishing pier, nature center, beaches, and wooded trails! Carriage rides or pontoon boat sightseeing tours in Beaufort! As well as lots of quaint shops, fabulous restaurants, fantastic waterfront park, etc.!

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    Rentals of 3 days or more include departure cleaning. Taxes (10%) & gate pass ($11 per night or $70 per week) are additional. Great place to kick back and relax all year long! Get your preferred week! Book Now for Summer, Fall, Spring, &/or Winter!!! Preference given to Saturday to Saturday rentals in the summer. Long-term rentals are available. Check with owner for details and pricing.

                                                                    Typically reservations are confirmed with a deposit of 30% of the gross rental amount paid on a credit card - balance is then due upon arrival. Arrangements can be made if guests prefer to pay by cash or check or debit card. Check with owner for details.

                                                                    10 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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