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The Captain's Choice - Ocean View with FREE Golf Cart

Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
  • Villa1450 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 bedroom, 2 baths, steps to the beach, sleeps 8

Ocean view 2 bedroom Villa in Melrose, Daufuskie Island with all the amenities of home, 3 new HD flat screens, Direct TV & wireless internet. 1 golf cart is included with the rental upon a signed agreement. Daufuskie Island is boat assessable only. Take a ferry or boat from Hilton Head, Bluffton or Savannah to get there. Arrangements are pre-arranged for transportation to your Villa.

Enjoy your morning coffee watching the sunrise over the ocean from the large screen porch with rocking chairs and a high top table. Master Bedroom has king bed with large bath and Jacuzzi tub. 2nd Bedroom has 2 queen beds with large private bath. Both bedrooms have an ocean view with direct access to the screened in porch.

You will fall in love with Daufuskie Island on your first visit. It is a vacation like no other. The craziness of traffic, tourist and crowded beaches are not our idea of relaxing. On Daufuskie Island your vacation begins on the boat ride over to the Island where you can often see Dolphins. After a short 30 minute ride you are so relaxed and ready to kick back and truly enjoy all the nature, quiet beaches & long walks.

Feel any stress in your life instantly go away with the soft breeze of the ocean air. Tour the island on your golf cart and enjoy the peacefulness. You may see a rare bird, alligators, fox squirrels and more!

At a specific point on Daufuskie Island you can see Hilton Head, Savannah and Tybee Beach, but those crowded beaches are in the distance as you enjoy a private beautiful beach. If you want to see more of the local living enjoy a meal at the Daufuskie Crab Company, at the Freeport Marina and Lucy Bells. Visit the The Iron Fish, the community farm or the newest addition to the island, The Daufuskie Rum Company and The Light House at Silver Dew.

The Captains Choice Villa was purchased by 2 couples from Indian Land, SC. The Keppel's have rented in Daufuskie for over 10 years, introduced the Island to the Sorensen's and one year later the 4 decided to be official owners! They are very excited to finally have their own place. Hopefully you will enjoy this Villa as much as we do. Our goal is to help you make wonderful vacation memories!

Please know that the Melrose Beach Club and Pool is not currently in operation. Ask owner for updates for summer 2018


Brad Keppel

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, King size bed with private bath.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 queen, 2 Queen size beds with private bath
      • Both bedrooms are Ocean side with all new linens, pillows, bedcover and memory foam mattress pads. Bedrooms include small fridge and a new HD TV. Both have a glass door leading directly to the screened in porch.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, Double sinks seperated by a luxurious jacuzzi tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Large Double vanity
      • Both baths are large and spacious.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Ocean front is just steps away!
        • Ocean View
          Beautiful Ocean view. Sit on the large screened porch and watch the sun rise!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      Wireless Internet included
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Elevator
                      The Captains Choice is located on the first floor.
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas fireplace in living room
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Crisp linens . Beach blankets , beach towels and golf cart blankets are provided.
                    • Living Room
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plush bath towels, beach towels and older towels provided for outdoor use, such as wiping golf cart on those wet days.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washer and Dryer located in villa


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Stainless steal krupps coffee pot
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          New pots and pans with new cooking utensils. New cookie sheets and baking pans. Grilling tools
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen overlooking main living space.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ice maker, water dispenser, freezer
                        • Stove
                          Electric stove with glass flat stovetop
                        • Toaster
                          Stainless steal toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining table with seating for 6. Dining area is located beside kitchen. Additional Leaf for table is provided.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV
                                • Television
                                  All new HD flat screens. One in living room and one in each bedroom
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                      Huge screened in porch with ceiling fans, rocking chairs and high top patio table.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bike rental available
                                    • Boat
                                      Fishing and boat excursions available through local companies.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Excursions available
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill behind villa. Grilling utensils are provided.


                                        • wheelchair accessible


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • Villa located in the Melrose area of Daufuskie Island. Currently the Resort is not operating. The Beach Club and Pool are closed until further notice as well as the Golf Course.

                                                              27 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              This property was the one of the BEST properties that we have ever stayed at.

                                                              Mary T.Waxhaw, NC

                                                              Brad & Vicki's property was one of the BEST we have ever stayed at. The pictures of the property made it look really good but we all know until you see the real thing, you then can make your decision. Well, the property was even BETTER than the photos. Very classy place, the beds were amazingly comfortable. Everything was very clean and even when I asked for a few extra items to have a Thanksgiving dinner there with my family, they were provided. We loved spending time on the porch and waking up to the beautiful view of the Captian's Choice, was even more breathtaking. I will definitely rent this property again. Can't wait to enjoy it in the warmer months.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Mary, We are so very happy that your family enjoyed your time at The Captains Choice. It was our pleasure to have you and look forward to many more stays!


                                                              Daufuskie island- where people go to forget

                                                              perry F.

                                                              The villa was amazing and Easter Beach is a very special place on a very special island! Awesome spot!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Perry... looking forward to your return!!


                                                              Perfect 10

                                                              Ted D.

                                                              Excellent!! The villa is well equipped, nicely decorated and super clean. Great location close to the beach. The pool and clubhouse are not open right now but but don't go if you want a pool close by. Go to the beach. If you insist on a pool there is access to another facility. Perfect place to relax, cook your own food and enjoy the serenity of Daufuskie . Brad (the owner) was a pleasure to work with. Will be back in a few months.

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              We're so glad you came across the way to stay with us at The Captains Choice and discovered Daufuskie. The Island is a great place to relax and let the your worries on the other side.

                                                              Look forward to your many returns to our little secret!


                                                              Nice Place, Helper is Really Great - is in to a defunct golf resort

                                                              Richard P.

                                                              There is both good and bad.

                                                              The Good:

                                                              - The place if self is quite nice, well equipped and well maintained.

                                                              - We had no complaints about the actual place.

                                                              - The woman who takes care of the place is super nice and helpful.

                                                              - The beach it is on is quite nice and pretty deserted.

                                                              - The porch is great and the view is nice.

                                                              The Bad:

                                                              - This home is in a defunct golf course (The Melrose). Two homes away there are about 10 homes that are basically decaying and shuttered.

                                                              - You also need to drive through the entire closed golf course. It is honestly scene from the walking dead. It is very sad and pretty depressing. The entire resort is closed and decaying, the golf course, pool house, club house, etc. everything. At night it is very eery because there are no lights in the resort area because it is in bankruptcy.

                                                              - They provide a golf cart. It is nice and fun. Unfortunately there was a storm and our cart stopped charging. So we got stuck at the place our last day. If you have no golf cart - you are totally stuck - you are miles from anything.

                                                              The island. The island is very undeveloped, except for the The Haig Resort. No crowds, which is nice. But there is not a ton to do on the island and the food options are not great. Food is average on the island and no grocery stores. You need to bring all of your food - which we did and that was fine. You need to plan to eat mostly at the place - as the dining options are very limited on the island, if you are there more and 2 days. That said, the kitchen is very well equipped and there were gas BBqs.

                                                              Beautiful and clean condominium seconds from the beach

                                                              Josh J.Fulshear, Texas

                                                              We rented this condo for my parents during a family trip to Daufuskie. The cleanliness and layout of the condo were excellent. The condo and kitchen were well stocked and we enjoyed cooking several large family meals in the kitchen. The screened in porch looking out to the beach was wonderful for our summer evening dinners and family time. We definitely recommend Daufuskie Island for those looking for a pristine isolated beach and clean and spacious accommodation steps from the water.

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              We're so happy you enjoyed the peacefulness of Daufuskie as much as we do! Thanks for being another wonderful and happy guest at The Captains Choice. Hope to see you again!

                                                              So Relaxing and Perfect Place to Reconect

                                                              becky v.Beaufort,SC

                                                              The cottage is adorable with everything you could want! We spent a week walking the few steps to a beautiful beach. We watched the boats and pelicans as we relaxed under the sun. The golf cart gave us the opportunity to explore this historical island and also check out the artisans that live on the island and show their wares. This is definitely a laid back vacation but it was just what the doctor ordered. What should we make for dinner was the hardest decision of the day.The owner is very responsive and friendly as are everyone who lives on Daufuskie. Grab your groceries and head on over! Have a new adventure!

                                                              Owner's Response:


                                                              I'm glad you were able to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the Island and enjoy it!

                                                              Hope you can come back again and stay at The Captains Choice!




                                                              Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

                                                              Daufuskie Island can be accessed by boat, ferry or water taxi only. No bridge will take you to the island. Your vehicles are left on the other side. Once on the Island your only transportation will be by Golf Cart. Please see links on this site for transportation to the Island and then to your Villa. As owners, we are always available by phone to answer any of your questions.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Contact Owner for additional payment options Rental has 3 night minimum Please Note: Rates are Subject to change. Summer rates apply for all holiday periods. Transportation to and from the Island and to and from the Villa are not included in the rates. No refunds within 60 days of arrival Deposit refunded within 2 weeks of departure If pet has been approved under special circumstances, a pet fee will apply.

                                                              27 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.6/5
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