Daufuskie Rental Group is proud to introduce the Sweetgum Cottage, a member of DRG's Daufuskie Coastal Collection. This luxury free-standing house has recently undergone a complete renovation, and offers discerning island visitors a private and breathtakingly beautiful home overlooking the Melrose beach and Atlantic Ocean.
As are all the Coastal Collection properties, the Sweetgum Cottage is, quite frankly, drop-dead beautiful. Decorated by Atlanta designers, every room is a showcase of casual elegance and comfort. There is no space in the house that is not touched with exquisite lighting, artwork, and furnishings.
And the location is sublime! The Sweetgum Cottage is situated on the picturesque Avenue of Oaks with a wooded setting at the front and the Atlantic Ocean at the back. As a free-standing house, guests will enjoy privacy and beauty…and all just steps to the beach.
The living area features an open floor plan including comfortable seating areas, a fully equipped kitchen, a large flat-screen TV over the fireplace, and of course the fabulous ocean vista. The adjoining screened-in porch overlooks the ocean, and provides a perfect setting for morning coffee and evening cocktails.
There are four master bedrooms in the house, and one master suite with a seating area and private screened porch. All of the masters have ensuite bathrooms separated by sliding "barn doors." Three of the masters have king beds, the fourth one has two queens. (Perfect for parents who want to share the space with their little ones.) The fifth bedroom has a queen bed and the bathroom is directly across the hall. Coastal artwork, luxury bedding, high end furniture, and elegant ceiling fans in all bedrooms await their fortunate guests.
The cottage features an open floor plan with comfortable seating areas in the dining and living room areas. The fully equipped kitchen, perfect for preparing family meals, easily flows into the living and dining spaces.
A wonderful ocean-front screened porch offers a relaxing setting for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Also included in the house is a full laundry room with washer, dryer, and laundry sink. Outside, you will find a hot and cold water shower and a gas grill.
Didn't we tell you this house has everything?
The Melrose beach is mere steps away from the Sweetgum Cottage!
"What a treat to stay in this beautiful and quiet place. Steps to an expansive beach just perfect for walking, beach combing, playing. The house had everything a family could hope for!"
"The house was great for our family vacation! We really enjoyed the layout and the beach was just steps away. DRG was super easy and communicated well to get us checked in and out."
June 11, 2022
"Within our first 48 hours we saw alligators, armadillo, dolphins and baby turtles going from their nest to the ocean … absolutely amazing experience and island. The house was perfect for us, every afternoon was quiet reading time on the screened in porch enjoying the view, everyone had their own shower and bathroom, and the folks at DRG were extremely accommodating and even checked in to make sure we settled in alright after our first night."
"Our cottage was just as presented, very clean and appealing. Set up w several spices and lots of good quality utensils in the kitchen. The yard and beach area we perfect for walks and sunbathing. My daughter and daughter-in-law and myself thoroughly enjoyed our time together at the cottage and our travels about the island on our golf cart. The arrangements to and from the island were seem less. Captain Dan was wonderful to work with. Communication with the management was timely and efficient."
"DRG are fantastic to work with, always offering prompt, accurate, and courteous response and service. This year we stayed at the Sea Breeze condo and found it perfect for traveling with kids – plenty of space, a pool, and direct beach access."
"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.
*Offer available by phone or website chat ONLY
**Holidays and some properties excluded
**Offer available for 2022 stays ONLY
***Valid for reservations booked on September 10th, 2022, through
December 18th, 2022