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Dataw Island Villa on Ocean Waterway with Dock, Kayak, Bikes Available Christmas

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-11)

The Dataw Island Villa is located on the tidal waterway between Charleston & Hilton Head. The gated golfing community is 15 minutes from historic Beaufort, Fripp Island and Parris Island. It is 30 minutes east of I-95 between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA

Additional Amenities:

*WI-FI Wireless Internet

*Three person kayak with life preservers

*Three bikes & helmets

*Dock (Shrimping, fishing, crabbing, & swimming)

*Boogie Board - Surf Boards

*Indoor & outdoor pools

*Beach chairs

*Beach umbrella

*Shrimp net

*Crab Pot-Trap to Catch Blue Crab

*Grill (Propane & charcoal)


*First Aid Kit

*Island Library

*Sam's Plantation Historic Ruins

*Fitness Center


*Clay Tennis Courts

*Three tennis rackets


Relax in the rocking chairs on the back porch watching dolphins jump in the water while the sea breeze blows gently on your face. Gaze at the sunrise while sipping coffee on the deck overlooking the salt water. Have a romantic glass of wine on the dock as the sun sets over the water. Watch your children fishing, crabbing and swimming from the dock in the back yard. Swim in the pool next door overlooking the salt water. Golf on two 18 hole Tom Fazio & Arthur Hills golf courses along the tidal creeks leading to the intercoastal waterway.

The villa next door is also available for multiple families that would like to be near one another but not necessarily share the same accommodations.

Dataw Island has a pool (1 block away) overlooking the water, full fitness center (8 blocks away) with an inside pool & jacuzzi, marina, clubhouse with Pub with a big screen TV and beer on tap (1 block away), Har-Tru clay tennis courts (1 block away), croquet and miles of bike and walking trails.

Hunting Island Beach is just 15 minutes away with a complementary pass for surfing, shelling and beach combing.

Pet friendly with prior written approval.

More Details

Heide Temples
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About Heide Temples

Tom is a Geologist and teaches Geophysics and Heide teaches pediatric nursing. Tom grew up in Anderson SC and Heide was raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. They have lived in many locations including Colorado, Texas, and South Carolina. Both love the outdoors and relaxing with family, friends and our pets. We believe in sharing the Dataw Island experience with as many people as possible!

Heide Temples purchased this house in 2005

Why Heide Temples chose Saint Helena Island

Natural beauty of the low country with ALL the amenities to feel pampered and relaxed on Dataw Island!

What makes this house unique

We believe this quiet upscale home on Dataw Island will provide the relaxation needed to totally unwind..... This home is for families traveling with their pets and fascinated by the beauty of the natural outdoor coastal life. Kayaks are provided to meet dolphins in Jenkin's Bay, crab pots to catch dinner every night (summer & fall), complementary beach pass to Hunting Island for shelling, building sand castles and surfing with boogie boards. The water is just 20 feet from the deck overlooking Jenkin's Bay! Watch the dolphins frolicking as the sun sets off the dock in the back yard, play in the club pool next door and enjoy Killian's on tap at club house/ private pub one block away. A completely relaxing experience to rejuvenate the soul!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow- Dataw is great. This rental provides a super opportunity to explore this resort, while at the same time having easy access to Beaufort, military facilities, and Hunting Island. Who could ask for more. Flawless rental experience all the way through.
Jan 2008
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Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ceramic tile with marble sink and wrought iron fixtures
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two person granite shower & marble sink with ceramic floors
  • Bathroom 1 is upstairs and bathroom 2 is on the main level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs overlooking water
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom with two person granite shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom #1 (1) California king size bed over looking the water way upstairs in green bedroom. Bedroom #2 (1) Queen size canopy bed on main level in blue bedroom and (1) Rollaway twin bed next to queen size bed Bedroom #3 (2) Twin beds. Living room has (1) very comfortable Queen size Select Comfort Sleep Number bed in the couch. Living room has (2) twin aerobeds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 3 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
WIRELESS Internet Service, Kayak (accommodates 3 people), 3 Life Preservers, Crabbing Cages (catch dinner every night in the Summer & Fall), 3 Bicycles with Helmets, 3 surf boards, Three Cable TVs, Security System, Cooking utensils, Blow dryer, Condiments, Coffee, Tea, Phone (Local calls only-excellent cell phone coverage even on the kayaks).


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Dataw Island Villa on Ocean Waterway with Dock, Kayak, Bikes Available Christmas
average rating of 4.909091 based on 45 reviews
Springfield, PA

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The Dataw Villa is a great place for anyone traveling to Beaufort. It takes about a half hour to get into town but is close to Hunting Island and Port Royal. The views were just like you see on the listing. This was the most stocked place yet. The owner was accommodating and responded to inquiries within 24 hours. Dataw is beautiful and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect spot for us

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed Dataw Island. We watched the dolphins, went to the beach, Hilton Island, etc... You pretty much have everything you need for a comfortable stay. People were very nice and helpful. Thank you! =)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place!

  • 4 of 5

The rental house was clean and well equipped. We really wish we could have stayed longer. Location is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place right on the water

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a wedding over the weekend and it was wonderful. Perfect for two couples or a family with a few kids. The crab pot was a nice addition and we were able to catch and cook some blue crabs from the dock right outside the house. Would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo with added value.

  • 5 of 5

Although we arrived amidst a tropical storm very late, we throughly enjoyed our stay . There was so much debris on the grounds, but of course the golf course was ready by 8am. Thanks to the groundskeepers! This condo has extra room and I couldn't think of another thing we needed as far as kitchen things, spices, etc. The new pool complex is wonderful and of course the people of Dataw are always gracious and welcoming. Appreciated the large shower and separate tub doe the toddler. We will not hesitate to book again. Great job Heide!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Stay

  • 4 of 5

I had a wonderful stay. The house was clean and had everything we needed. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Savannah, GA
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
1 block away at Club house Pub
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Beaufort, SC
Nearest Golf
30 Metres
1 block
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Yemassee, SC
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
1 block
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Hunting Island, SC
Car: necessary

Fitness Center (Fitness room, Indoor pool, Water aerobics, Dance room, Massage rooms), Outdoor pool next door overlooking waterway, Canoeing, Crabbing (Located in the back yard of Villa), Dining and Lounge facilities next door, Golf (Two 18 hole courses designed by Tom Fazio & Arthur Hills), Historic ruins and cemetery of the Sams' Family Plantation. Shelling at nearby Hunting Island Beach ten minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pets allowed with written prior approval.
No smokers please!

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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