About the property
- Villa1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Formerly Known As The Aerie, Now Under New Ownership And Recently Updated!!
This beautiful, modern villa is nestled in the quiet Melrose Resort community on Daufuskie Island. During your stay in our villa you will enjoy ocean views from every room, warm ocean breezes on the large screened-in porch, and short walks to the white sandy beach. Views of the marsh and ocean abound, and there's plenty of sea life and nature to enjoy as old southern charm surrounds you on Daufuskie Island, with it's beautiful moss covered oaks and rocking chair front porches.
Whether coming to Daufuskie for the first time, or a seasoned visitor, you are sure to appreciate the unspoiled beauty the island has to offer. Since the island is only accessible by ferry, visitors on the island are limited. Play on the golf course is slow and allows time to enjoy the scenery. The beach is uncrowded and there may be times you find yourself alone on the beach. There are very few cars on Melrose, making it quiet and safe for the entire family to walk, bike, and play. And best of all, the beach will be just steps from your villa.
Daufuskie is only accessible by passenger ferry and you cannot bring your car to the island. Cottage Carts (road ready golf carts) are the main form of transportation while on the island. All of our rentals include a cottage cart for use throughout your stay as well as roundtrip ground transportation between our villa and the dock on arrival and departure. We also have beach chairs, resort style beach towels, and a beach cart with a selection of toys for your use during your stay.
The Villa's main living area features spectacular views of the ocean, with the sunlight and moonlight glinting like diamonds off the water throughout the day. The living room features a full sofa, two large chairs, a large TV with DVD player and Dish Satellite TV, including Premium Sports Channels and access to internet streaming. The kitchen is fully equipped with service for 6 and full size stainless steel appliances, garbage disposal, and dishwasher, making meal preparation easy for you and your family throughout your stay. Meals can be enjoyed in the dining area or screened porch and each area seats up to 6 comfortably. A full size washer and dryer is located in the closet just behind the dining area to make island life more convenient.
The Master bedroom features a king size bed with beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset. From the Master there is direct access to the screened porch, so you can enjoy the rocking chairs or balcony height table for two without disturbing your guests. In the Master there is a TV with DVD player and Dish Satellite TV. The Master bath features a jetted tub for two, dual sinks, and a large walk-in shower. The Guest bedroom also features beautiful views of the ocean for your family and friends to enjoy. There are 2 queen beds, a TV with DVD player, and Dish Satellite TV. There is a large an en suite bath with tub/shower combination and dual sinks. From their Guest suite your family and friends will also enjoy their own private access to the screened balcony and a private seating area with rocking chairs.
Named "Daufuskie Point of View" for it's spectacular views of the island and ocean beyond, the villa features a 500 square foot screened-in porch. The screened porch is a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends, watch children play by the shore, and dolphins and shrimp boats just off shore. With it's multiple seating areas and ocean breezes, we think you will truly enjoy this extension of your living space during your stay.
For those considering their first trip to Daufuskie we know the idea of traveling to our bridgeless island may be daunting. We provide all of our guests with a list of recommendations and contact information for the various ferry services, bike rental services, grocery services, etc. at the time of booking. If you have any questions regarding these services in advance of booking your reservation please reach out to us for more information. Information can also be found online at:
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- Apr 24, 2018
About Patti Shannon
We are a family of four with one chocolate lab. We love Daufuskie Island and have been traveling there for over 18 years. We purchased our first property on the island in 2005 and are excited to share our new home with others.
Patti Shannon purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Patti Shannon chose Melrose on the Beach
We hope you will find our villa provides you with all of the comforts of home, while you enjoy the unique experience the resort and island have to offer.
What makes this Villa unique
We named our villa Daufuskie Point of View because we enjoy some of the best views we have ever seen on the island from our front porch. We are on the second floor with unobstructed views to the beach and ocean. From each of the main rooms we can see the sun and moon rise. We can check the tide and see how many people are on the beach, just by looking out our windows. For us, the screened porch is an extension of our living space and is a peaceful retreat to relax and watch the dolphins and shrimp boats offshore. We hope others enjoy our "Point of View" during their stay.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved the property and the house was better than expected!
Luxury beach villa with incredible ocean views on magical Daufuskie Island
This luxury condominium boasts a wonderful great room, two ensuite bedrooms, and a screened porch running the length of the condo. Every detail is well executed with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable beach themed furniture ,and a porch that beckons you to sip coffee, read a book, or have a glass of wine at sunset. There are games, movies, TVs in every room, and even dog treats for Fido. The owner Patti and the property manager Susan were attentive and responsive to every question and need. The Melrose resort is closed and we were aware of that prior to our trip.
We loved our stay and will return to Daufuskie.
Loved our Restful Escape, Remote Getaway
Our penthouse on Daufuskie Island was the perfect location to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! We left with such wonderful memories of our stay which I plan to capture in a photo book.The images for the property are exactly what you experience in real life. Accommodations were roomy, comfortable and the view to the beach was the best of all the villas on the street. Patti was wonderfully communicative and helpful in advance of our stay. This Island is a special place ~ but one you must be prepared for to truly enjoy your stay! The property manager, Susan, was just as nice as can be upon our arrival and departure. She really made us feel like family. Her daughter Jodi helped us when we had an issue with the grill (main gas feed was turned off during recent hurricane - easy fix!) We booked a boat ride from Bluffton with May River excursions and enjoyed that experience tremendously (saw dolphins on the way.) We cooked delightful dinners, we slept so well… We walked the beach every day & most of the time we were the only people in sight. Our own private island so close to home! We enjoyed the Freeport marina (drinks, appetizers) and Marsh side Mamas (low country boil a hit) as well as the rum distillery tour & tasting. It was a blast motoring around the island on our golf cart. I would echo what other reviewers have mentioned… so many of our friends and family have been curious about our stay. It was an adventure well worth taking. We truly hope to be back soon to Daufuskie ~ now forever in our hearts!
A great escape
This adventure was like taking a step back in time in the South Carolina Low Country. This property is well maintained and beautifully decorated. The linens and towels are new and there are plenty. It's also nice having the washer and dryer. Patti was very helpful giving advice on how to plan for this trip due to the island being so remote. The property manager on the island was helpful. We had a hard time with the door locks and working the grill, but were able to work out the kinks with the help of Susan and Ron. The island is very remote which was quite an adventure. There were very few people on the beach closest to our villa, never more than 10, including us and most of the time during the week it was just us. My kids were able to find incredible seashells, saw a living horseshoe crabs, a huge loggerhead turtle (at dusk), a baby sting ray and dolphins. However, the water was very mucky. It reminded us of our lake water at home. So that was a little surprising. We are used to the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. We loved the history of the island and the people were all very nice. This property is well kept and managed however many of the surrounding properties and the pool in that resort are abandoned due to financial problems. However, I wouldn't let that stop you from going if you are up for a very laidback getaway. (There is a pool and another beach that we used that's a quick 15min ride via golf cart). My kids really loved it despite not being able to snorkel! Thanks for the adventure Patti! So many ppl at home have been interested in my trip. I would give this trip 5 stars if the ocean water was clearer and low tide wasn't so low at closest beach. I would also recommend bringing your dog. We weren't able to bring ours this trip, but everyone is very dog friendly there and its a great place for them to run the beach with the kids! Had a great time!!
I can not say enough about Daufuskie and the place we stayed. I loved it so much as did my spouse and children. I turned 50 here and it will always be in my most precious memories. The condo is comfortable with ample space. We were well taken care of and the property manager Susan Jones was like family. She is warm and so very helpful. She was available at any time. We stayed on the screened in porch(amazing by the way, beautiful view) when not on the beach or exploring the island. I want to live here!!!
The villa was perfect for our family. We will definitely visit again.
Rates & Availability
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PLEASE NOTE: This villa is located off the coast of Hilton Head on Daufuskie Island, which is only accessible by ferry. You cannot bring your car to Daufuskie. We will provide you with contact information and references for ferry services and ground transportation services at the time of booking, but if you have any questions prior to booking please reach out to us first.