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Sleeps: 12

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 5

Pet Friendly

Min Stay: 3-7 nights

The Melrose pool is included with your stay for the 2024 Summer Season!

Secret Beach Cottage, Daufuskie Island Vacation Rental Group

Daufuskie Rental Group is proud to announce the launch of the spectacular 5 BR/5 Bath Secret Beach Cottage!

It was just one year ago that a top-to-bottom renovation was completed on this ocean-front home on Daufuskie Island, SC. It was gorgeous then, but its brand new owners wanted to raise the bar,!...did they hit the mark! The acclaimed Atlanta-based White Dog Home decorators worked their magic, and the result is nothing short of breathtaking.

The Secret Beach Cottage looks directly onto the Atlantic Ocean and is a mere 90-second walk from the sandy and secluded Melrose Beach.

A bright and airy open floor plan greets you when you enter the cottage. The living room, kitchen and dining areas all flow together under high ceilings and are punctuated with coastal art and special touches. And the view!! Your first glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean will alone make your trip worthwhile! Attractive and durable outdoor furniture can be found on a screened porch that will beckon you all day long.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped and perfect for family meals. The living room includes a 50" mounted flat screen TV with cable and smart TV features. (Cottage guests also benefit from a fiber optics high-speed internet system.)

Gather together for your meals in the dining nook, be a little more casual as you perch on your kitchen counter bar stools, or...maybe best of all!....steal away to your oceanfront screened porch.

Each of the five bedrooms has unique decorating touches, and all guests will love their peaceful and beautiful nighttime surroundings. There are actually four master bedrooms, three with a king bed and ensuite bathroom, the fourth with two queen beds and an ensuite bathroom. The crown jewel is the "king master" which features a lovely reading area and a private screen porch...perfect for enjoying your morning coffee while watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean.

The 5th bedroom is very special! It does not have an ensuite bathroom, but there is a hallway/guest bathroom directly across from it. This bedroom has a queen bed, a desk for writing postcards or for virtual work/school, and is simply pretty as a picture!

The cottage includes a laundry room with a full size washer and dryer, an outside wooden walkway leading to a gas grill, and even an outdoor shower with sides...but open to the sky! (DO try taking a summer night shower with nothing between you and the stars!)

Oh…by the way!…we wouldn’t dream of keeping your canine family member from joining you on Daufuskie. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. (A pet fee will apply.)

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Daufuskie Island

The beach is great, but most of our visitors take time to get to know the rest of this special island. Those who do quickly realize that they have discovered a hidden gem just a short boat ride from the mainland. Quiet, laid-back, and unique, beautiful Daufuskie is described by old-timers as similar to Hilton Head before there was a bridge.

When you come to Daufuskie, you will have the opportunity to experience a lovely low country island with a centuries-old cultural history, beautiful beaches, spectacular wildlife, and friendly residents.


Concerned about the logistics of coming to a bridge-less island? Don't be! This cottage is managed by Daufuskie Rental Group, the island's premiere vacation rental company. An on-island team will be available to help you sort through the boat options, ground transportation services, and golf cart arrangements. We are also available to help in any way while you're on the island. After all, we take our slogan to heart: "No Bridge? No Problem!"


So what are you waiting for? Book your Daufuskie Island vacation today at the Secret Beach Cottage!


What People Say

"This was our second year staying at this rental: we love it and will be back every year as much as plans allow!"

May 27, 2024



What People Say

"Can’t say enough good things about our stay and the host’s team, they were on top of it and helpful beyond what was necessary. We had a sick kiddo and they helped us find medicine for her late at night on the island. Not to mention, the pictures the pictures don’t do the accommodations justice - beautiful place and we’ll be back"

June 2, 2023



What People Say

"This was our first time to Daufuskie Island, but it definitely won’t be our last. We had an amazing time on this magical island. The house was wonderful and the rental group was very responsive. It was awesome to be able to bring our four-legged family members along, too. Just overall a really excellent experience. Only negative was we didn’t stay long enough!"

April 1, 2023



What People Say

"This was a beautiful home. It made me want to buy it and move to the island. The furnishings and finishes are outstanding and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again. Take cards or games if you are not tv watchers as there are none in the house. completely not necessary but if you want to unplug and be with your group, that would be nice to have. Our hosts did bring us a deck of cards when we realized that there were none in the house and we had forgotten to pack as we were trying to limit our baggage to only necessities. the hosts checked in daily to make sure that we had everything that we needed and to make sure that our stay was perfect."

April 20, 2023


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