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Stunning OF Cottage; 6-Seat Cart; King Bed; Golf Access: 2 Courses; Bring Fido!

Melrose on the Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
  • Cottage1501 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

2-Bedroom Oceanfront Cottage Just Steps To Beach


- Please note that it is necessary to take a boat to Daufuskie Island. Costs vary depending on the service you choose, but on average you should plan on about $55 per person roundtrip for both boat & ground transportation. (Marina parking fees may also apply.)


Important features of the Beach Break Cottage

- Beautiful ocean-front Daufuskie cottage benefiting from a major renovation including new furniture and linens, new appliances, flat screen TVs, fresh paint, professionally decorated, etc etc.

- Ocean/Beach Front! Fabulous ocean views with the beach mere steps away. Enjoy your coffee on the screened-in front porch while you watch the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean. It doesn't get any better than this!!

- Extremely well equipped and many extra features and benefits, including complimentary 6 seat golf cart.

- Golf is available at the nearby private and prestigious Haig Point Club. Horseback riding, carriage rides and pony rides are also available to our guests at the Haig Point Equestrian Center. (All amenities are subject to availability, and are at the sole discretion of the Haig Point Club. Daufuskie Rental Group is not responsible for any change in the availability of these amenities.)

- Very kid friendly! Boogie boards, beach toys are provided. Many extra amenities including portable crib, high chair, DVDs, board games, etc.

- 2 huge bedrooms; one with a king-size and a queen-size bed, and the other with 2 queen-size beds Convertible sofa bed in the living room creates another sleeping option.

- On-island assistance 24/7.



This premium cottage really does have it all! Situated on the ocean-front row of Daufuskie’s beautiful Avenue of Oaks, Beach Break guests will look directly on to the Atlantic Ocean beach from the screened front porch. The cottage has a wonderful location, and cottage guests will be just steps away from the pristine and secluded Melrose Beach. And, in spite of being so conveniently located, the cottage offers a private and quiet setting.

The interior of the cottage is stunning! Guests will enjoy an open and spacious living/dining/kitchen area that is great for family get-togethers or quality time with a group of friends. The cottage includes flat screen TVs in the living room and both bedrooms, Blue Ray DVD player, Direct TV cable service, ROKU, and free WIFI. Your fully-equipped kitchen with Corian counters will be perfect for preparing meals that can be enjoyed inside or out on the screened-in porch.

This vacation home also comes with a charcoal grill for your own barbecues, beach chairs, a beach umbrella, boogie boards, and beach toys.

The Beach Break of Daufuskie Cottage is beautifully decorated and has many unique touches including regional artwork and comfortable appointments throughout. The master bedroom includes both a king-size and a queen-sized bed, comfortable chairs for reading or watching your flat screen TV, and a private bathroom. The other bedroom has two queen-size beds, a private bathroom, comfortable chairs, and a flat-screen TV.

You will love the ocean-front screened in porch that allows cottage guests to take full advantage of the gorgeous ocean view. Our guests usually spend lots of time here enjoying one of the best ocean views on the island.

Concerned about the logistics of coming to the island, getting groceries, etc etc? No need to worry! You will receiving lots of good information and assistance from two of the owners who live on the island and will be available 24/7 for any problems. As with all of DRG's rental guests, we strive to make the Daufuskie experience a stress-free and enjoyable adventure. Once you're here, the owners will be available to introduce you to both the cottage and our unique and beautiful island that you will want to explore on the complimentary golf cart provided with this cottage.

So why delay? Daufuskie is waiting...

Property Manager

Deborah Smith

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
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.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 queen
      • Each spacious bedroom features freshly painted walls and a beach decor, a sitting area, a flat screen TV, and an en suite bathroom. The ocean front bedroom has king and queen size beds, and the Avenue bedroom has two queen size beds.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Each bedroom has a full en suite bathroom, for a total of two bathrooms.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Faces directly onto to the Melrose on the Beach Resort's beach; Several miles of sandy beach.
        • Oceanfront
          Direct view of Atlantic Ocean with Hilton Head SC visible to the north and Tybee Island, GA visible to the south.
        • Water View
          Direct view of Atlantic Ocean with Hilton Head SC visible to the north and Tybee Island, GA visible to the south.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free Wifi is provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      An open floor plan including sofa and love seat, chairs, and a mounted flat screen TV. and features floor to ceiling window doors and a breathtaking view of the ocean.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          The cottage includes a fully-equipped kitchen.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Radiant burner electric stove.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining table seats 8 people
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV with premium cable TV channels provided.
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen TVs in Living Room and both bedrooms. Premium cable TV channels are provided.
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys are provided, including items to build sand castles.
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      A screened-in porch facing the ocean is a great place to enjoy sunrise over the ocean.
                                    • Golf
                                      Guests will have access to the Haig Point Golf Club. Arrangements must be made through DRG Management. As of September 1, 2017, the Bloody Point golf course is available, although that may change.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      A charcoal weber grill is provided.


                                        • churches
                                        • festivals
                                        • library
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • ruins

                                          Leisure Activities

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

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      29 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews


                                                      Darcy D.

                                                      Stayed for a long weekend. We were nervous about the fact that the island was so isolated, needing a Ferry to get to it. It was not an issue. Be sure to bring some food items though because there are only two restaurants on the island. The property itself was beautiful. Well equipped and very easy to get out to the beach. All of the islanders were super friendly and so helpful. We would definitely come back.

                                                      Charming Cottage!

                                                      My husband and I recently celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in this charming cottage. Deborah and Karen were a dream to work with from the very beginning...very well organized and responded to inquiries in a timely manner. I was concerned about the logistics of getting all that we might need over on the ferry, but it was no big deal. These people know what they're doing. The cottage was great! It was clean and spacious. We had another couple with us for a few days of our week-long stay and there was plenty of room. We enjoyed investigating this quirky little island on the golf cart, touring the Daufuskie Rum Co., and just chillin' on the beach. The very best part of our stay was the view! We saw dolphin every day and pelican diving for fish. Thank you Deborah and Karen! It was lovely!

                                                      Beautiful home..... amazing getaway.

                                                      Kathy O.

                                                      We had a great vacation and didn’t want for a thing. We were met by Karen when we arrived who told us about the island and the home. Deb checked in on us late in the week to make sure we were ok. So very nice for a visit with owners truly wanting to make sure you have a great time and we did. Golf was great, we watched the sunrise both from the beach and the screen porch of the home. We will definitely return next fall if not before. Thanks for everything Deb including the extra touches.

                                                      Beautiful and relaxing place

                                                      Jerry R.

                                                      The cottage was exactly as described maybe even a little bit better. Deborah and Karen did a wonderful job working with me to surprise my soon to be fiancé with Roses and Champagne. Felt like we had the beach to ourselves most of the time. Only bad thing was that we had to leave. :( Really enjoyed the little bit of heaven called Daufuskie Island.

                                                      Perfect getaway spot!

                                                      Amy L.

                                                      Enjoyed Labor Day Weekend at the house. Home is perfect for two couples and has everything you need. Will definitely return.

                                                      Views are amazing!

                                                      Gretchen D.Raleigh, NC

                                                      Our family of 5 stayed in this cottage for a week in August of 2017. We thought the cottage was very well-maintained, clean, and spacious. We brought plenty of food over to prepare our meals, and were happy to have a well-stocked kitchen. The 6-person golf cart is a nice amenity, as it is the only way to get around the island. We were very happy to have the use of that during our stay. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of towels. It was such a joy to sit out on the screened porch with my coffee and soak in the sunrise and ocean views. It's such a quick and easy walk down to the beach. The water is very shallow, and when you have low tide you can walk quite far out to explore. We didn't have any "big waves" so if your kids are into boogie-boarding, they'll be disappointed. But my boys (ages 15, 13, and 10) did enjoy exploring and finding sand dollars, hermit crabs, and other critters. We rated it 4 out of 5 stars due to the current dilapidated state of the Melrose resort. This is by no means the owners' fault, but renters should be aware that you will be riding by other cottages and the main hotel and "island house" that have broken windows, open and damaged doors, fallen trees, and the golf course is extremely overgrown. The resort is up for auction at the end of the month, and I truly hope a new investor comes along to bring the Melrose resort back to life. We did go over to golf and use the pool at the Bloody Point resort for 2 days during our stay. Overall, we had a very relaxing stay and we enjoyed Daufuskie.


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

                                                      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 Enjoy the island from the back of a horse! Ask us about options available from the Haig Point's equestrian center. Tours, Kayaking, etc 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 Yoga classes are held on Sunday and Wednesdays at the Melroe Resort. (Locations vary.) 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 Laura at 843-842-5990 Massage 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. To schedule a tour call 843-342-4786. Distillery and store hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday. 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. Love honey? Chase has his own bee hives, and you can buy jars of freshly-made honey. *** The Silver Dew Pottery opens for the season on Tuesday, April 30th 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.


                                                      Additional information about rental rates

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                                                      Cancellation Policy for Daufuskie Rental Group Properties: In accepting guest reservations and the first payment, we incur credit card fees, invest a significant amount of time in assisting you, and are prevented from marketing the cottage to anyone else. Notwithstanding any other language, please note that reservations cancelled more than 60 days prior to the first rental date will be refunded in full minus a $100 administrative fee. There will be no refund for cancellations made 60 days or less than the first rental date. We recommend our guests consider purchasing a Travel Insurance policy to protect themselves against circumstances that could lead to cancellation of your trip to Daufuskie, such as hurricane and tropical storms, or a medical emergency. There are many companies that provide such insurance, such as MH Ross (https://www.mhross.com), Travel Guard (http://www.travelguard.com) and CSA Travel Protection (https://www.csatravelprotection.com). The following article about the top travel insurance providers might also be helpful in choosing the right provider for you: (http://travel-insurance-review.toptenreviews.com). Any resort benefits that are offered with this rental are subject to policy changes by the Melrose Resort and the Bloody Point Resort. The pool seasons are set by the resort and are not controlled by Daufuskie Rental Group. Any golf cart benefit is subject to a cart being in good working order, and we do not guarantee a cart even when it is provided on a complimentary basis if the cart breaks down or is otherwise unavailable because of mechanical difficulties. The service fee included in your rental rate quote is charged by VRBO/HomeAway, and does not go to your property owner nor Daufuskie Rental Group.

                                                      29 Reviews
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