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Luxury Floor to Ceiling Remodel Done 2016! Ocean,Lagoon and Courtyard Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

5-Star Reviews! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 balconies in Villamare


We offer our guests a completely remodeled luxury villa with a modern floor plan featuring a Gourmet Kitchen, Living Area with new furniture and a 49 inch 4K Smart TV, free wifi, dining for six guests, and a King Master Suite and Guest Suite, both with gorgeous new bathrooms and Smart TVs! There is keyless entry, so no more losing or trying to keep track of keys!


The state-of-the-art Kitchen has gorgeous Gaya quartzite countertops; cabinetry with glass door accents and other customized features; fireclay farmhouse sink; Le Creuset and All-Clad cookware; island with countertop and seating for two; and luxury appliances including a 36 inch paneled refrigerator with ice maker; oven and microwave combination, beverage cooler, paneled dishwasher, and front load washer and dryer.

The Living Area has new furniture, and the new 49-inch Smart TV has a DVR. It opens onto a balcony which has new bar-height furniture carefully chosen to enhance the enjoyment of the courtyard, ocean and sunset views. The Dining Area seats six.

The Master Suite also opens onto this balcony. It has a King bed, 40 inch smart TV, luxury bathroom with large shower, Gaya quartzite countertop, and large closet.

The Guest Suite has two queen beds, a 40 inch Smart TV and a sitting area. Its bathroom also has a Gaya quartzite countertop, a tub, and a shower. This bedroom has its own balcony, again with stunning views and premium "tete-a-tete" bar height furniture to enjoy the views.

Named for the sunlight which streams into our villa all day long, and also for the sunset views off our balconies, Palmetto-Light-By-The-Sea has furniture and decor inspired by its ocean setting and its close proximity to world-class golf and tennis. The owners are working diligently to that insure our guests will have the absolute finest possible vacation experience in our newly-rebuilt villa. We manage the property ourselves to give our guests prompt, responsive, and superior service!


Palmetto-Light-By-The-Sea is steps away from the beach, one of the loveliest on Hilton Head Island. Of course, our guests will enjoy all of the fabulous Villamare amenities, including a heated oceanfront swimming pool, hot tub, toddler pool, grilling area, oceanfront lounging deck, fitness center, indoor pool, dry sauna, and meticulously landscaped courtyards, lagoons, and fountains.

In addition, our guests will have access to two hours of tennis court and pickle ball play time at the nationally renowned Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, only 5 minute walk away. NOTE: Pickle Ball is great fun and is extremely popular and one of the fastest growing sports in the US!


Villamare is centrally located in the Palmetto Dunes plantation, so it is a short walk not only to the Tennis Center, but also to the beloved "General Store"; and Hilton Head Outfitters for renting bikes, kayaks, and canoes. The world-class Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio, and Arthur Hills Golf Courses are no more than five minutes away by car.

Palmetto Dunes is located in the middle of Hilton Head Island, which makes it very convenient to all of the island's attractions and shopping, including world-famous Harbortown at Sea Pines, Coligny Plaza, and the new Shelter Cove Towne Center, with beautiful new waterfront park on Broad Creek.


VRBO has recently changed their policies and only allow payment through their "Book It" platform with a credit card, as per their directions. We do not agree with this change, but we have no choice. Until now we accepted Paypal or personal checks, but those are no longer options, much to our chagrin. We are very sorry that this causes inconvenience for us and for some travelers.

More Details

Janice McKelvey
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Janice McKelvey

Michael and Janice McKelvey were married in 1977 and have two children: Michelle, 27; and Blake, 25. We live in Arlington,VA--Mike is a Williams graduate and has his Ph.D. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is President of InventivHealth, a large company which administers clinical trials for new drugs. Janice is a Smith College alumna and had a career in Performing Arts Management before our two children were born. She is a Visitor Services Coordinator and Docent at the Library of Congress; and is also a Mansion Docent at Hillwood Museum and Gardens. We bought Palmetto-Light-By-The-Sea when our children were young, and our wonderful family times there over the years are priceless. Janice is the primary property management contact and she is doing and will do everything possible to make your stay at Palmetto-Light-By-The-Sea as comfortable, convenient, and just plain wonderful!

Janice McKelvey purchased this condo in 1999

Why Janice McKelvey chose Hilton Head Island

Here is why we bought in Hilton Head and at Villamare:

1) We wanted a vibrant year-round community which would not feel like "Winter in a Summer Town" during the fall, winter and spring. Hilton Head has a 25,000+ year round population and is known for its good schools and municipal services.

2) We were very impressed with the Charles Frazier's vision of Hilton Head, which is why so many of the island's environment and ecosystems are preserved and cared for today. It is a pleasure to come to Hilton Head and not see large swaths of beautiful beach and marine forests decimated, as happens in other coastal communities.

3) Villamare is centrally located in Palmetto Dunes and on the island, and has a gorgeous oceanfront orientation.

4) Our unit's top-floor location with its beautiful views made it impossible to resist!

What makes this condo unique

Palmetto-Light-By-The-Sea is on the top (5th) floor. We have amazing views of the courtyard and ocean beyond, but because we are so high up, we have more privacy than most units and very little, if any, noise. We knew we had made one of the best decisions of our lifetimes when Mike and I sat on our balcony one the early evening soon after we bought the property: After a day on the beach, we joyously watched Michelle and Blake, aged 9 and 7, in the courtyard below being endlessly fascinated by the turtles in the lagoon, giving them names, counting them, talking about Turtle Cities. Family life at its best.


Hilton Head Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Suite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Two sinks, premium granite counter tops.
    Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Luxury bath appointments in the works for renovation.
  • Master Suite Bathroom will have walk in closet; large, luxury shower; premium granite counter tops with two sinks and vanity area. Guest Suite Bathroom will also will have two sinks; premium granite countertop; and lovely shower/tub combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Guest Suite - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Hilton Head has stunning bike trails and a hard packed sand beach at low tide which makes biking one of the most fun activities on the island! Rent bikes at one of the many venues and store them during your stay in the bike racks located in the covered parking area of Villamare.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful condo -very attentive owners

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, just enjoyed a week in this fabulous condo. The kitchen and bathrooms are fantastic and there is every kitchen tool, you will ever need. Both bathrooms are fantastic and I love the decor, very coastal, calm and relaxing. All the cabinets, appliances, finishes are top notch and work great. The washer & dryer are great This unit is the top floor (5th) of one of the Villa Mar buildings, it is set back from the ocean, you can see a sliver of the ocean and hear it when you are in bed at night and all is quiet, but if you want a direct ocean view this is not it- try a closer building. It was enough for us. The beds were comfortable. My only complaint about the condo is that there is not "black out" blinds in the bedrooms. I did not think it was going to be a big problem, but the entire property is lite up at night as well, so it was difficult for me to fall asleep and then the sun rises right into the bedroom. I am normally a good sleeper, it was just too light. My teenage daughter has the same problem as me, and we were both up with the sunrise. The building lighting is fairly bright out the windows at night, but I think when the turtle season starts they will have to turn off some of the exterior building lights, which might help. As far as things you will need when you stay at the condo, there is nothing in the kitchen but a small bottle of dish soap and salt & pepper and nothing in the bathrooms but 1 extra roll of toilet paper and a few bars of soap. So bring a few dishwasher tablets, a roll of paper towels, kleenex, laundry detergent, a few rolls of tp and a few kitchen garbage bags. Also make sure to bring your shampoo. And we arrived late, so thank goodness I had packed coffee for the morning. Kroger is across from Palmetto Dunes. The grounds are very pretty with nice ponds, lots of turtles and pretty landscaping, parking is right under the building and there is 1 elevator per building. The outdoor pool area is nice - large pool & hot tub & kiddie pool, since it was pretty cold when we were there, there were lots of small kids in the hot tub, unsupervised. There is an indoor pool, hot tub and a small exercise room, we did use it- but the entire building closed at 5pm, which we thought was pretty early. This condo is pretty close to Palmetto Dunes tennis courts and you can book tennis courts up to 1 day in advance- an hour of tennis a day was included with our stay, which was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Wonderful week in Hilton Head

  • 5 of 5

Perfect host and perfect accommodations. Jan has thought of everything to make you right at home. Would not hesitate to rent again.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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This is a 5-star vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience with VRBO and it was a great one! This unit was absolutely lovely and very clean. Another reviewer said you can really tell that the owners put a lot of thought into renovating this rental- and I totally agree with that. Aesthetically and functionally the unit was just great. The unit itself, the condominium complex (Villamare), and the plantation (Palmetto Dunes) were all very lovely and well maintained. The owner Jan was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive. This was a great experience for my family and I all around!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful remodeled condo

  • 5 of 5

Sad to leave this beautiful condo located in well manicured Villamare in Palmetto Dunes. Loved the owners sense of style. The counter tops are the most beautiful color I have ever seen and I'm a real estate that sees lots of homes. The kitchen is very, very well appointed and has everything you need to cook in if you prefer not to go out. The beds are WONDERFUL.This owner is totally on top of it making sure you are comfortable from start to finish. Palmetto Dunes is close to all of our favorite shopping and restaurants too. Great location without a doubt. It can take hours to find just the right place tp stay so save some time and go ahead and reserve this beautiful property. You will be glad you did.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jan was wonderful to work with.

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately I am writing this review at my house in PA because of the hurricane Irma has made us cancel our trip but I want everyone to know how wonderful Jan has been during this time. She has been in constant contact with me since Thursday and has refunding all our money for this condo. We are hoping to rent it again soon and will personally refer it to all our friends. God Bless all who have lost homes and lives in this hurricane we have just lost a weeks vacation. Thanks Jan Candy James

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect condo for a couple and kids. Nice appliances and well stocked with cookware, etc. Owner was very attentive to any questions we had. Highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Fine Dining Restaurant
George Fazio Golf Course
The Dunes House
American Restaurant
Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar
Seafood Restaurant
HH Prime
Seafood Restaurant
Big Jim's BBQ, Burgers & Pizza
American Restaurant
Arthur's Grill
American Restaurant
Pisces Seafood - Steak - Sushi
Seafood Restaurant
Alfred's Restaurant
Santa Fe Cafe
Ruan Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Sea Grass Grille
Seafood Restaurant
Flora's Italian Cafe
Italian Restaurant
The Lucky Rooster Kitchen and Bar
American Restaurant
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Seafood Restaurant
Stacks Pancakes of Hilton Head
Breakfast Restaurant
Bullies BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Shelter Cove Harbour
Mediterranean Harbour Bar and Grill
Mediterranean Restaurant
Bucci's Italian Cuisine
Southern Italian Restaurant
Bistro 17
French Restaurant
San Miguel's Mexican
Mexican Restaurant
Scott's Fish Market Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Duck Donuts
Donut Shop
Gruby's New York Deli
Bonefish Grill
Seafood Restaurant
World of Beer
Wayback Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Jane Bistro and Bar
American Restaurant
ELA'S Blu Water Grille
Seafood Restaurant
Hickory Tavern
New York City Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Poseidon Coastal Cuisine
Seafood Restaurant
Giuseppi's Pizza & Pasta
Italian Restaurant
Nick's Steak and Seafood
American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Cocos On the Beach
Bar & Grill
Brickyard Pub
American Restaurant
Island Grill & Deli
Harold's Diner
Pomodori Italian Eatery
Italian Restaurant
The Village at Wexford
Charlie's L'etoile Verte
French Restaurant
Ombra Cucina Rustica
Italian Restaurant
Java Burrito Company
Mexican Restaurant
British Open Pub
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse
Steak House
The Jazz Corner
Jazz Club
Old Oyster Factory Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Hilton Head Island
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Marriott Resort
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Robert Trent Jones
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Marriott Resort
Nearest Beach
Villamare is Oceanfront!
Car: recommended

Hilton Head Island is a world-renowned vacation destination with unparalleled natural beauty, fabulous dining, great sporting opportunities, and huge varieties of other activities. Palmetto Light at Villamare owners are pleased to offer personalized recommendations for our guests on sites and activities that may interest them.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.