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"Couple's Retreat" – Romantic 1100 Sq. Ft. Tree-Top Penthouse w/ 1 Br, 2 Baths

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 Bath, across the street from the beach, shopping, and restaurants.

Thoroughly gutted and renovated in 2014, "L'Auvent" is an adults-only 1 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story top-floor 1100 sq. ft. tree-top and lagoon view penthouse with W/D, Wi-Fi, 2 TV's, pool, tennis courts, and underground parking. It's across the street from the beach and across the street from Coligny Plaza shopping and restaurants. Upstairs, there are sliding Shoji doors that allow the king-sized bedroom to be completely closed off from the other upstairs living areas in case someone wants to "sleep in". There are two full bathrooms, one upstairs and one down. The entrance to world-renowned Sea Pines Plantation, where Harbor Town is located, is about a mile down the road.

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Van

We purchased this villa in 1990 as "youngsters" so that we could eventually have a second home or primary residence on Hilton Head. Since this particular development has always been roughly half full-time residents and half second home / vacation rental, we chose to rent our unit long-term for the first 23+ years until the last resident, who had lived there 13 years, moved away. We changed our approach at that point and went with a complete renovation -- tearing down all non-structural walls, taking down all sheet-rock, etc. -- to fully modernize and move to short or mid-term rental to couples or pairs of golfers (or kayakers, or...) who want a "residential - like" villa. We still live many hours away but thoroughly enjoy the time we get to spend here. We hope you will, too.

Van purchased this villa in 1990

Why Van chose South Forest Beach

Hilton Head Island was and is one of the most desirable locations to vacation or live in the world. The climate, which we describe as "southeastern beach", is particularly agreeable in the fall through spring and "best for hot-weather lovers" in the summer. This particular villa is located across the street from the beach and from the shopping and restaurants of Coligny Plaza, yet it's a quiet top-floor penthouse with a beautiful tree-top and lagoon view. It's a great fit for us. We hope it's also great for you.

What makes this villa unique

Hilton Head Island's 10+ miles of wide white-sand beach is among the best for walking or biking that we've experienced in our travels around the world. Sea kayaking on the open ocean or on the protected sound with the dolphins is a wonderful experience. Nearby Daufuskie Island and Savannah offer unique southern experiences that we thoroughly love.


South Forest Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is the upstairs full bath.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the downstairs full bath.
  • Two full baths, one upstairs, one down.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King bed. Shoji doors allow the space to be completely closed off from the rest of the upstairs living area or completely opened to tree-top views.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
L'Auvent is located across the street from the beach and across the street from Coligny Plaza shopping and restaurants. The entrance to the world-renowned Sea Pines Plantation and Harbor Town is just about a mile away.


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"Couple's Retreat" – Romantic 1100 Sq. Ft. Tree-Top Penthouse w/ 1 Br, 2 Baths
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Elegant Villa near the beach

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed and stylish 2 story villa. Serene location. Close to the beach. We had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous condo that was absolutely perfect for our weekend getaway to house hunt in HHI. Van was incredibly helpful and responsive.

This condo also served as a wonderful inspiration for our pending condo purchase in HHI. If we need to come back during our new vacation home quest, prior to closing, we will definitely stay here again! Additionally, when we do purchase our vacation home, there is a high probability that we will have family gatherings in HHI, and our home may not accomodate everyone. We would highly recommend this place to any family members that we were unable to personally accommodate.

You will not be sorry for booking this fabulous villa!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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As Advertiised!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our short stay at this quiet, clean, very nicely remodeled and coveniently located retreat. We would and will return when possible. Thanks to the owners who were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Time In A Perfect Villa

  • 5 of 5

We've been going to Hilton Head for 20+ years, but always with our family. We've stayed in a number of places, but this time we needed something smaller as it was just the two of us traveling. We've also booked in other areas of the country through VRBO. I have to say that of all the places we've stayed, this ranks right up there at the top. The villa was modern, nicely decorated, and most importantly, very clean. The upstairs living area is so comfortable and has such a great view, we spent practically all our time up there. The villa had all the amenities we could want, and the added advantage that since we were traveling in October, we practically had the pool to ourselves. It's in a great location, just past Coligny Circle and near the Sea Pines plantation. Van was great to work with and made planning our trip very easy.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Honeymoon Villa

  • 5 of 5

My now husband and I recently stayed in L'Auvent Villa for our honeymoon following our wedding on Hilton Head Island. The Villa was perfect in every single way and we could not have loved it more! It is just right for two with a king size bed and two full bathrooms. The owners have done a tremendous job with updates and remodeling and the condo is very welcoming, comfortable, and felt like a home away from home. It was well stocked with bath towels and the bed is a dream! Beach access is a short walk down the street and we enjoyed the convenience of the elevator back to the condo when toting our beach gear. The owner is very quick to respond to emails and text and was very generous and accommodating to our needs. We did not want to leave and we will certainly return!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Convenient to many of the have-to-do places. Accommodations are outstanding, especially liked the convenience of two baths when getting ready to go out. Peaceful setting, but close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Isl (10 mi). Savannah, GA (47 mi).
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Many within 0.3 miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Shipyard Plantation
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many within 0.3 miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
South Forest Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $120
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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