2-Bedroom Oceanfront Cottage Just Steps To Beach
- english, german, Written inquiries in German will be answered.
About Deborah Smith
The owners of the Beach Break Cottage love Daufuskie Island and enjoy sharing this hidden coastal gem with visitors. We especially appreciate the opportunity Daufuskie presents to guests to genuinely "unplug" from the rest of the world, and also to get to know our historic and interesting island and its residents.
Deborah Smith purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Deborah Smith chose Melrose on the Beach
When we purchased this property, we chose it because it offered a beautiful setting with a breath-taking view of the ocean, and just steps to the beach. .
What makes this Cottage unique
Two of the three cottage owners live on the island, and will be available 24/7 to assist their vacation home guests.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great Family Vacation
We really lucked out finding this cottage. Amazing location, we could walk to the beach. It was spotless, and filled with amenities. They’ve thought of everything even down to having children’s books. Karen and Deborah were so accommodating and answered all of our questions. They are a wealth of knowledge and made figuring out how to get on and off the island a breeze. Can’t wait to come back!
Best Social Distancing Ever
At the time of our children's spring break, social distancing was encouraged due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are so glad we made the decision to take the opportunity to get away. This was our form of isolation & we loved every minute. Deb was friendly & informative. The cottage was welcoming & beautiful! We felt right at home in the comfortable living area. The location, just steps from the beach, was perfect. We will return soon & will look for properties with this same rental company!
Great stay on Daufuskie
Beautiful house, steps from the beach. Owner was easy to contact and gave great recommendations! If you’re looking for a quaint, quiet beach vacation this is it. Tons of wild life on the island as well. We saw dolphins everyday!
Relaxing Daufuskie Cottage
We truly enjoyed our time in this cottage on Daufuskie Island. The cottage felt like home, the beach was beautiful, and we loved exploring the island. The cottage owners were very accommodating and gave us all the information we need prior to our arrival. I would highly recommend visiting this island and this cottage!
Lots of great restaurants, art galleries, local artisan businesses, and historic sites to explore on Daufuskie! In addition, visitors may want to consider some of the available activities.
May River Excursions
Captain Chris offers dolphin-watching, fishing, crabbing, and shrimping excursions. Please tell him we referred you.
Horseback Riding - daufuskietrailrides.com
Enjoy the island from the back of a horse!
Tours, Kayaking, etc - tour daufuskie.come
Tour Daufuskie offers a variety of ways to experience the island and the surrounding waters, including kayaking, paddle boats, and golf cart historic tours. A brochure will be in your villa's welcome packet.
Note: We especially recommend the 2.5 hour golf cart tour (you will ride in their gas-powered carts as an informative and fun way to learn more about the island.
Yoga classes are held on Sundays and Tuesdays. The instruction is appropriate for all fitness levels, from beginner to intermediate, and visitors are welcome. Laura Winholt is a certified Anusara Yoga and RYT 500 instructor. For more information call or text Laura at 843-683-2531.
Janet Adams offers massage therapy and will come to your vacation home for these services. For more information contact Janet at 317-694-7685. Please tell her you were referred by Deborah Smith.
Island Locations of Special Interest
There are many interesting places to visit on Daufuskie, including the locations described below. All of these places will be marked on a map found in your arrival welcome packet.
Opened in early 2015, the Daufuskie Rum Company (270 Haig Point Road) is a micro-distillery that makes authentic, American made hand-crafted rum. For more information see daufuskierum.com.
The Iron Fish Art Gallery (tel: 843-842-9448) is always open, even if its resident artist, Chase Allen, is not present. Chase has been featured in numerous Southern and Coastal Living publications and recently won a national “American Made” contest sponsored by the Martha Stewart magazine. Lots of interesting things to see here, and visitors enjoy exploring his art work on both the front porch and in an outdoor gallery area.
The Silver Dew Pottery opens in the spring and remains open through October. This studio is run by Lancy and Emily Burn, longtime Daufuskie residents. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Lancy's grandfather arriving on Daufuskie to serve as the Bloody Point assistant lighthouse keeper. You can hear some fascinating stories about the island's history from the Burns during your visit to this shop.
The hours for the Silver Dew Pottery are 9:00 am - 2:30 pm:, Tuesday through Friday
The historic Jane Hamilton School, formerly used as the school for children living on the north end of the island, has been restored by the Daufuskie Historical Foundation and is currently home to the Gullah Learning Center and the Daufuskie Island Community Library. It also serves as the polling location for Daufuskie's elections precinct.
2. Located next door is the Billie Burn Museum, which was formerly the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. The museum contains a fascinating collection of island artifacts and historical documents and also offers some distinctive gift items.