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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa

Overview

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.


Owner
Van
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

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 Island Areas

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.

Amenities

South Forest Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

"Couple's Retreat" – Romantic 1100 Sq. Ft. Tree-Top Penthouse w/ 1 Br, 2 Baths
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed here several times and will continue to make this our "go to" getaway. It doesn't get any better. The villa is exceptionally clean, great amenities and the location is perfect. Everything you need is within walking distance. We've already booked our return visit! Also, the owner is great to work with.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I'm back again

  • 5 of 5

I said the first time I stayed here that I would come back over and over, and I have. I recently had my sixth stay at this property, and am already looking forward to my next! Gorgeous, great amenities, and within walking distance of the beach and restaurants/shopping. There is nothing I don't love about this place. Thank you, Van, for the kindness and attention to detail. I have loved every minute I spent in your villa.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What an absolutely amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience for this trip was amazing. The communication with Van and his thoroughness for everything such as tv remotes, access codes,etc was just way passed above and beyond. He was incredible with making sure we had everything we needed. The penthouse was incredible!! It was so clean and homely we had a very hard time leaving. The location was the best you could've asked for. It was within walking distance from the shops, bars, and beach. I cannot express how great our stay was. We have definitely made this our first choice stay for anytime we travel to Hilton Head. Thank you Van for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean and updated condo. Perfect location to walk to beach, restaurants, shops or to get on the Heritage Tourney shuttle. The owner, Van, made sure everything was perfect for our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My husband and I highly recommend this villa for a wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this wonderful villa. We will definitely be returning. The owners are very attentive and pay attention to every little detail. Their attention begins as soon as the villa is booked and continues through your stay. If we needed anything at all they respond very quickly. This villa is within walking distance to lots of shopping, great restaurants, the beach and much more! The walking and bike paths are wonderful! Also, we enjoyed the pool area as well as the friendliness of all the owners who live on site. My husband and I can highly recommend this place as a wonderful home away from home!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa! Excellent location on Hilton Head.

  • 5 of 5

Our host quickly answered any questions and requests we had for him. The beach, shopping and restaurants are a very short walk away. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

South Forest Beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Spring
May 14 2017 - Jun 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
$210
$1,300
 
 
Summer 1
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
$230
$1,425
 
 
Summer 2
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 19 2017
1 night minimum stay
$260
$1,615
 
 
After School
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,150
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$260
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,150
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 22 2017 - Nov 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
$165
$1,025
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
$150
$930
 
 
Christmas & New Year's
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Late Winter
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 3 2018
1 night minimum stay
$150
$930
$2,975
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 4 2018 - Mar 29 2018
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,085
$3,675
 
 
RBC Heritage
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Early Spring
Apr 16 2018 - May 12 2018
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,085
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $115
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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