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Daufuskie - Phenomenal Screened Porch W Amazing Views! 2 Free Boat Tickets!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,501 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 'Daufuskie Villa Overlooking Marsh/Golf Course - Steps To Beach




- 3-night minimums are required for this property, with the exception of the July 4th week when a one week minimum is required.

- The owner has allergies, so there is a strict "no-pet policy" for this property.


Welcome To The Eagle's Watch Of Melrose Villa!

Boy, is this a "WOW" property!!

The Eagle's Watch Villa on Daufuskie Island is located in one of the prestigious Easter Beach Villa buildings. This villa is especially wonderful, with a major renovation now completed by its new owners. They have done a fantastic job, and have turned this already-nice villa into one of the loveliest properties on Melrose.

Regarding the villa itself, where to start?? Well, let's talk about the villa's private and peaceful setting. Although only a 2-minute walk to the beach, this top-floor villa's expansive screened-in porch overlooks a breath-taking expanse of a wildlife-rich marsh, and Live Oaks draped with Spanish Moss. No golf cart traffic, vehicles, and general resort hustle-and-bustle from the street are problems at the Eagle's Watch of Melrose Villa! Instead, all you hear is...quiet! You'll especially appreciate this "Sound of Silence" as you relax on your huge screened-in back porch, enjoying the lush view and a variety of sea birds and other wildlife, including (of course!) the occasional American Bald Eagle.

The main living area of the Eagle's Watch of Melrose is a pleasant open floor plan with LOTS of light from the connecting screened in porch. A comfortable seating area is perfect for reading, socializing with your family, watching TV, or taking a nap. Tastefully decorated with bright splashes of Low Country and island art, you won't find a more pleasant room.

The fully-equipped kitchen is perfect for preparing family meals to enjoy either inside or at a table on the screened-in porch (not shown in the photos). You'll find a full-size washer and dryer discretely tucked away next to the kitchen, and of course all other kitchen appliances to allow easy preparations of family meals and snacks.

The Eagle's Watch of Melrose includes two very large bedrooms, both beautifully decorated. The master has a King-size bed and ensuite bathroom with a shower and jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom had two queen-size beds and also has its own private bathroom. Both bedrooms have their own TVs. Here's how nice these bedrooms are: They even include their own small fridge and microwaves for those late night snacks when you don't want to disturb the rest of the villa guests!

Even better, the front side of each of the bedrooms are comprised of windows and glassed doors that open directly onto the villa's fabulous porch.

And the porch, the porch, the porch!! Most likely you'll be spending an inordinate amount of time on this lovely and huge porch enjoying a view that many never see while on Daufuskie. There are comfy chairs, a table for a close-to-outside dining experience (not pictured), and even his-and-hers hammock chairs! Is this heaven? No, it's the Eagle's Nest Villa!

The owners have tried to think of everything that will make the villa a perfect experience for their guests. There are so many other nice touches! You'll find beach chairs, beach toys, and games.

Concerned about the logistics of coming to our bridge-less island, getting groceries, etc etc? No need to worry! You will receiving lots of good information and assistance from your Daufuskie Rental Group representatives who live on the island and will be available 24/7 for any questions or problems. We strive to make the Daufuskie experience a stress-free and enjoyable adventure for all of DRG's rental guests. Once you're here, we will meet you and introduce you to your villa and our unique and beautiful island.

So why delay? The Eagle's Watch of Melrose is waiting!!

Note: this is a strictly no-smoking property

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Smith
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Deborah Smith

The Orahood Family maintains a full-time residence in Anderson, Indiana, but love their visits to Daufuskie. Last year they fulfilled a long-time dream by purchasing the beautiful Eagle's Watch Villa on Daufuskie, and enjoy sharing their vacation home with other island visitors.

This property is managed by Daufuskie Rental Group, owned by Deborah Smith, a licensed property manager and full-time resident of Daufuskie.

Deborah Smith purchased this villa in 2015

Why Deborah Smith chose Melrose on the Beach

The Eagle's Watch Villa is a true gem, and offers privacy, quiet, and seclusion while providing us with a breathtaking view of woods, marsh, and a golf course. Best of all, we can sit on our HUGE screen porch and watch Daufuskie's incomparable wildlife. And yes, we often see eagles while sitting on our porch! All this, and just a 2 minute walk to the beach. What more could anyone want??

What makes this villa unique

The lovely Eagle's Watch of Melrose Villa is located on one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern coast: Daufuskie Island. Your vacation home is steps away from miles of pristine, quiet beaches where all you can hear is the sound of gentle waves and beautiful shore birds. Watch the shrimp boats, bike or ride horses along the beach, take a Historic tour and discover the Gullah History of Daufuskie or take in a round of golf. Don't forget to try our island delicacy, deviled crabs!

Daufuskie has several unique and colorful restaurants (Marshside Mama's, the Daufuskie Crab Company, and Lucy Bell's) where you'll swear you're in the middle of the Caribbean and the Eagle's Nest Restaurant at Bloody Point.

History buffs will enjoy exploring the island and visiting various sites providing a glimpse into the past, including the recently-restored Oyster House used as a 19th century Gullah meeting place, the Billie Burns Museum, ancient cemeteries, and the two-room school house where renowned author Pat Conroy taught and which was the subject of his first book, The Water is Wide. Those interested in unique shopping opportunities will want to visit the Iron Fish Art Gallery, the Glass House, Wine and Woodworks, and the Daufuskie Rum Company.

And you certainly don't want to miss the Daufuskie Island Community Farm, where old and young visitors alike are encouraged to help feed the chickens and even to try milking a goat!

There are many other fun and unique places to visit...and you will be very glad you are one of the relatively small number of people who have discovered this unique gem of an island.


Melrose on the Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1501 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • These ensuite bathrooms are very large and pleasantly decorated. The master includes a walk-in shower as well as Jacuzzi/tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Pack N Play available upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Pack N Play available upon request
  • The beautiful and huge Master bedroom has a king-size bed and is tastefully decorated with bright colors and Low Country art prints. It includes a small refrigerator and a microwave perfect for late night snacks. The 2nd bedroom includes 2 queen size beds and is beautifully decorated with pretty and restful colors
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
This is a non smoking property


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Daufuskie - Phenomenal Screened Porch W Amazing Views! 2 Free Boat Tickets!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

The place was well decorated, clean, and stocked with kitchen items and beach equipment.

  • 5 of 5

Though situated in Melrose, an abandoned resort community, the overall feel was pleasant and welcoming. It was fun exploring the island and its history and culture. Daufuskie is unique and all its own! We hope to come back again and hope to also see some life brought back to these communities.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed beach villa on a wonderful island. Enjoyed our stay and will be coming back to visit Daufuskie soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place in excellent condition.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful two bedroom condo in excellent condition. Clean and very well maintained. In fact, it was in such good condition that it could have been new. Deborah and her team were very organized and provided us with excellent service and there were comprehensive instructions on how to use things in the unit such as wifi, TV and Netflix. We did have one minor plumbing issue but they attempted to fix within minutes of me reporting.

I'd highly recommend this unit if you're visiting the.Melrose section of Daufaskie Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the accommodations remember to bring your beach towels. We ate at Lucy Bell’s for lunch. So yummy. The. Enclosed porch was awesome but no view of the ocean but still nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Aiken, SC

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and decorated nicely. The beds were comfortable and rooms were large. The kitchen was very well stocked. We spent a lot of time on the large porch and enjoyed exploring the island on the golf cart we rented from Island Carts. I would recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt - So glad you enjoyed your stay at the Eagles Watch Villa! Visitors have so much enjoyed this beautifully appointed vacation home on Daufuskie Island, and especially the lovely porch which provides a spectacular view of the marsh and woods. We do hope to see you back on our island very soon! Deborah Smith Daufuskie Rental Group
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There are not enough stars!

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed on Hilton Head for 25 years, but I doubt we ever go back. This property is so relaxing. The kitchen has everything. The porch is even larger than the photos suggest. You have an entire beach almost solely to yourself. One morning I ran three miles on the beach and saw 2 people! The beach is larger and nicer than we normally get on South Beach in Sea Pines. The two island restaurants are better than their humble appearance may suggest. Karla with the property management was so helpful in logistics for our first visit. Groceries for a week was daunting, but we had food leftover. The rookery of ocean birds was jawdropping - like something out of Planet Earth on BBC. We saw dolphins, deer, racoons, armadillos, and a gator or two. And several of the cutest local dogs possible. The house is like living in a crate and barrel catalog. The jet tub is incredibly nice but could be a challenge for the elderly, infirmed, and/or intoxicated to ingress and egress from. Yes, the property is in transition and some properties need some work, but my family chose to treat the old inn as a spooky Scooby Doo setting and crafted daily, increasingly intricate, potential plots. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Freeport Marina
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Melrose Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $59

Please note that the service fee listed in your rental quote is charged by VRBO, and does not go to either your property owner nor to Daufuskie Rental Group.

This villa is owed by a family whose members have worked hard to ensure a premium experience for their guests. It is not intended for use for a "party place" for special events such as weddings and Spring breaks. We trust and expect that our guests will take care of this property as if it were their own.

This lovely property will NOT require a one-week minimum for the 2016 summer as most properties do, but rather we will accept rental requests for a minimum of 3 days.

Manager'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.

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