BEACH OVERLOOK COTTAGE
We are pleased to offer this great option for large family groups looking for an ocean-front option on Daufuskie Island! Situated on the Melrose Beach, the newly-listed Daufuskie Beach Overlook House is represented by Daufuskie Rental Group, known for beautiful vacation homes and superior guest service.
The Daufuskie Beach Overlook House is one of the few Daufuskie Melrose beach properties that is NOT a duplex. A freestanding property with four bedrooms and four baths, the house provides a spacious living space designed with families in mind. It includes a number of seating/relaxing areas, three dining tables, sleeping accommodations for 12 people, and a large three-sided screened-in porch directly facing the Atlantic ocean and the beautiful Melrose beach. (Quite honestly, the house has the best beach view of any nearby property.
The Beach Overlook House has all modern conveniences including a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV service, high speed internet, washer/dryer, microwave, barbecue grill, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and much more. We have recently added a daybed and trundle twin bed and two new dining tables.
Note that the internet as been upgraded to hi-speed fiber optics, and that cable TV is provided for all 5 TVs in the cottage.
(Please also note that the fireplace shown in the photos is for decorative purposes only.)
As mentioned, the HOUSE has one of the most desirable porches on the Melrose on the Beach cottage row! It is an extended porch 3-sided that has been upgraded to include a comfortable seating area for a family group and an 8 person dining table. And it looks directly onto the sandy Melrose beach and the Atlantic ocean! Short and simple, it's a WOW view. Everyone can gather in the morning to sip coffee and enjoy a spectacular beach sunrise.
There is also a second porch with comfortable chairs overlooking the Melrose Cottage Row side and providing another pleasant location for relaxing and reading.
The Daufuskie Rental Group team is dedicated to making your visit to Daufuskie a pleasant one, and we help with all aspects of your trip, including advice on the best boat service and activities on the island. We'll meet you upon your arrival and give you an overview of your property and the island so that you can hit the ground running. Of course, there are other benefits to renting this DRG property!
You will enjoy touring "the island that time forgot" on either a golf cart or bikes, which are both available for rental. And there's no better place for nice long walks!
The wildlife is abundant and breathtaking. The resort is the home of a Great White Egret rookery, where you will see hundreds of these graceful birds settle in for the night. A nest of American Bald Eagles can be seen now and then, and some lucky visitors can actually catch site of a Loggerhead Turtle coming ashore to lay hundreds of eggs in the soft sand.
You will want to spend time exploring the rest of this unique and special island. Accessible only by ferry, Daufuskie's isolation from the hustle and bustle of the mainland provides a one-of-its-kind experience for those looking to truly get away from it all. (See below under 'Owners Profile') for a more detailed description of the island.)
If you're looking for an old-fashioned beach vacation experience, this house will exceed your expectations. Expect this vacation home to book fast! Reserve the Daufuskie Beach Overlook Cottage for your family's vacation of a lifetime!
"The cottage was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations. Most impressive to me was the communication. We received a phone call before we arrived to answer any last minute questions, they contacted us after we entered the cottage to see if we needed anything. There was a minor technical issue in the cottage and their response was immediate. My interaction with DRG was a big part of making this trip good."
"Deborah Smith and staff were so welcoming and accommodating! Upon our arrival at our cottage everything was clean and beautiful! Deborah even supplied us with a high chair and pack n play. She went out of her to make sure we had everything we needed. There is something magical about Daufuskie – the beauty of the island, the carefree bohemian attitudes – all so hard to leave! We loved the beaches, wildlife, the fun out of the way trips to little galleries, the music and laughter and games at Freeport Marina. Daufuskie! What's not to love?? Now our problem is to figure out when we get to go back."
“We are more than pleased with our vacation on Daufuskie! Deborah went above and beyond! She checked on us during a storm and she was in constant communication. We have 3 young kids and she made sure we were all taken care of. She even got groceries for us to make sure we had enough. This house is so quaint and perfect. Has all you need….Thank you for a great trip and we WILL be back!”
"We could not have been happier! Not only was our villa the perfect location for our visit to Daufuskie Island, but the grounds and condo were beautiful! The condo had gorgeous views from the wrap around porch of the ocean and was the perfect place to enjoy dining. The interior was tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. Just a few short steps away was the beach and pool area. The property manager was amazing and invaluable to us. Every detail of the trip was worked out with her help and dedication to assuring that this was a wonderful vacation. We could not be more pleased with our stay!"
1) Daufuskie Rental Group makes a good faith effort to describe island amenities, including restaurants and pools. However, please note that we are not responsible for the availability of amenities that we do not operate and that are beyond our control. Please contact the vendors directly for rates, days and hours of operation.
2) Your rental agreement contract's cancellation policy states that we are not responsible for events that are beyond our control, such as hurricanes. We strongly encourage our guests to purchase travel insurance, and especially recommend "cancel for any reason" policies. (These must be purchased shortly after your reservation is made.)
3) Please note that because the Melrose Resort is in transition, our Melrose guests may notice a certain level of deterioration in the resort-owned buildings but will also see that renovation efforts are now underway. Our vacation cottages are in well-maintained areas and continue to be extremely popular.
4) Restaurant days and hours of operation vary seasonally and by business. We highly encourage all renters contact the business directly for operational times during their stay dates.
If you booked on or after May 4th, 2022, Daufuskie Rental Group is no longer offering included golf carts with properties. Please disregard any included golf cart verbiage, as we are in the process of removing.