Harbor Island SC Vacation
Lowcountry Villa is a Harbor Island SC Vacation Rental.
Harbor Island SC is a private barrier sea island that is remote, but still convenient to the historic cities of Beaufort and Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia. There are over two miles of beautiful, peaceful beach to enjoy on long walks and runs. You will be surrounded with nature with dunes covered with sea oats and other coastal grasses, turtles, crabs, dolphins feeding close to shore and birds, birds, birds. The private gated community has 24-hour security to allow you to retreat, relax and recharge without worries.
Lowcountry Villa has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with amazing ocean views.
Inside the Villa
Lowcountry Villa's private entrance is on the 2nd floor in the Oceanfront D-Building of the Cedar Reef Villas condo complex.
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Large Appliances: Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator with ice-maker, Washer & Dryer
Dishes, Drinkware, Flatware, Cutlery, Cookware, Bakeware, a Lowcountry Boil pot, Kitchen Tools & Accessories – we like to cook, so we tried to think of everything!
Dining Room with a large Lowcountry Boil table with four chairs and a bench seat
Living Room with a large couch with chaise
High-speed Internet, an HDMI-compatible Flat Screen TV with Xfinity Cable, DVD Player, a collection of DVDs, cards and board games
Two Bedrooms are located on the top floor of the villa to sleep 5
Three Tempur-Pedic Beds:
- Oceanfront Bedroom (1 King bed)
- Sunset Facing Bedroom (1 Queen, 1 Twin)
Each bedroom has an HDMI-compatible Flat Screen TV with Xfinity Cable, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom with shower and tub
Lowcountry Villa Reviews
Our stay here was amazing. The condo was clean, beds were comfy, and staff was very helpful before our arrival. We plan to go back!
awesome experience .. beautiful beaches ..quiet .family friendly .. beautiful sunsets and sunrises .. we will be back
This was our first visit to St Helen Island (Harbor Island). The condo was nice and was very clean. There were two great pools that were never crowded. Harbor Island State Park is about 5 minutes away and is beautiful! We spent a day in Beaufort which was also lovely. Harbor Island has a very active Turtle Program with daily updates on their FB page, so we met up with volunteers one morning at sunrise and were able to see baby turtles make their way to the ocean. We had a great week!
Me and my family had a wonderful week relaxing and enjoying the flora and fauna of Harbor Island, SC.
The condo was very cozy and we felt at home from the moment we walked in. It was very organized and stocked with everything we needed and more. Would recommend for people who like to cook. Thank You
We had such a great time on Harbor Island. It was our first time visiting and we can’t wait to come back. The condo was excellent and had everything we needed for our stay. It was a short walk to the beach and our kids loved looking at all the creatures once we got there. We saw hermit crabs, sand crabs and horseshoe crabs. The shallow water was great for the kids to swim in. We recommend driving a mile or so to Hunting Island State Park beach too. Felt like we were driving through a rainforest only to reach a beautiful secluded beach. The Palm trees framing the beach made it feel like a tropical island. Beaufort is a short 15 minute ride and has many great shops and restaurants on the water…. and some great ice cream parlors for the kids, and adults 🙂 Rob was great to deal with and answered all of our questions about the area. We look forward to returning very soon!! -NY transplants in Columbia SC.
Perfect accommodations – Well stocked, perfect layout, great location and beach access
We loved staying here! The condo was super clean and comfortable. The views were unbelievable with an immense beach right outside. Quiet, peaceful, convenient. Joanna was very nice and fast to respond. Thank you!
What a wonderful oceanfront villa. My wife, kids and I had an awesome time and I would highly recommend this villa and will visit again. Harbor island is beautiful and very peaceful. Just what the “dr ordered”.
What a great rental. This was the best stocked rental I have ever stayed in. It was also on a stunning beach with an awesome view. It was a great home base for us for the week. My teenage boys loved the second bedroom. My wife and I loved the furnishings and the bed! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful condo with us. If we ever go back to Harbor Island we will definitely stay here again.
This was our second summer staying in this beautiful unit on this unique and quiet island. The unit is clean and comfortably furnished. The balcony is perfect for enjoying the sunrise, stunning night sky, or a thunderstorm rolling in over the water. The beach is a short walk and was never crowded, even during a hot week in July. At low tide, there are fun tide pools that are great for playing and exploring (especially young children). Through the Harbor Island Turtle Program, we were able to watch them inventory a nest a release five baby turtles into the ocean one morning. We made wonderful memories here!
Very nicely appointed condo right on the beach. Could not beat it. Only issue was construction in the parking lot. Hindered parking and traffic a lot. Response: Hi T, Thanks for your review, and for the update on the construction. I know some folks are still recovering from last year’s hurricane and hopefully everything will be back in place soon.
We loved our stay at this condo on Harbor Island. The views were amazing especially from the full windows in the master bedroom. The condo was stocked with anything and everything we needed and more! The beach was never crowded and the entire area was beautiful. We appreciated the Hunting Island pass available to use as well.
We really enjoyed our stay. The condo was well furnished, very clear and located nicely within the complex. We really enjoyed the beach, wildlife, pools and condo for our stay and will be back!
Well-decorated, but comfortable condo immediately on the boardwalk. Great setup for families with two bed & bath suites upstairs – one king bed, and one with a double + single. Minor housekeeping issues (burned out light bulb & some inquisitive sugar ants) were dealt with promptly and cheerfully by the property managers on day 1. But the best part was the unique beach that was ideal for our two boys (5 & 7), with 100+ feet of sandbar exposed at low tide all along the length of the beach that made for great exploring. We lost track of how many hermit crabs we found & the kids wanted to know when we would be back! It’s a short walk to the clubhouse which has a large pool – or there’s a smaller pool available a bit closer.
Very clean, comfortable and spacious condo/townhouse – with everything we needed for our stay. Kitchen was well-equipped – especially appreciated the washer/dryer! Large master bedroom with king bed and great storage for clothing, etc. Very convenient to have sink/vanity in the bedroom area with separate shower and WC. The other bed/bath appears to be identical size/setup, except with two beds. The view from living room and master bedroom was spectacular – easy and fast access to the beach. Check-in was fast and easy – we arrived after business hours and had no trouble following the directions that were sent to us. Rob (owner) responded very promptly to any questions we had and could not have been more congenial. We have already recommended this place to friends and relatives and we would not hesitate to stay here again!
My wife, 2 year old, and parents visited harbor island for an extended weekend. The beach/location itself is very nice and secluded. The first day we got there, there were only 2 other families on the beach. The rest of the vacation was very similar, with no more than 15 people in the same general vicinity. Definitely not your normal tourist destination so its a great area to get away from the crowds. The sand is a bit different than most beaches. It seemed very silty and “muddy” feeling, with your feet sinking into the sand in some areas. Not a big deal to us but just a heads up.
The actual condo was well maintained and more than suited our needs. Its a little cozy inside, but for us we spend very little time indoors when we vacation so it wasn’t a big deal. Great views from the bedroom facing the beach. The walk to the beach wasn’t too bad. Our two year old easily walked it. Relatively close to Beaufort (15-20 min drive), which is a very pretty area. All in all a great vacation at a spot thats not your typical tourist attraction.
We really enjoyed our stay on Harbor Island. We’ve visited the island multiple times, and this condo, by far, was one of the best we’ve rented. It was incredibly clean and very well maintained with everything we needed for our stay. Beautiful views were a huge bonus! We will definitely be back.
We had a wonderful vacation to Harbor Island. The condo was clean and spacious. The view was stunning. The beach was gorgeous and filled with wildlife and never crowded. I can’t think of anything I would change!
We’ve stayed in many condos on Harbor and Fripp and this was one the best. Very clean and comfortable. Calming decor instead of the typical colorful beach theme, which I appreciated! Owner was a pleasure to work with, as was Harbor Island Rentals. The views and location are great. Thanks!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The condo was excellent with everything that one would need. Never have we stayed in a rental as furnished as this one was. The free pass to Hunting Island State Park was used quite a bit. Unfortunately our stay coincided with low tide being mid day almost every day so we would go to Hunting Island to enjoy the ocean waves and it is a beautiful location. The lighthouse was an awesome site to visit as well. The master bed was extremely comfortable, the views were awesome. The pool was a great addition to the stay as well. The gated community gives you a sense of security. I would highly recommend this rental!
We loved our stay; in fact, we booked an extra night. The beach was quiet and beautiful. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Condo well furnished with everything needed for a relaxing stay. Owner and rental agency were great to work with…great communication and very helpful. Would stay again in a heartbeat! Thanks so much. Enjoyed going to Hunting Island and the fishing pier. The Foolish Frog was a great place to eat. So many different birds to photograph and watched dolphin on a daily basis. Just a wonderful place!
We had a wonderful time! The condo was nice with an amazing view. Everything was furnished and in great condition. We highly recommend this location and property. The rental company was gracious and helpful.
We loved our stay here. The condo is well appointed and clean, beds were comfortable. Perfect for a small family. Spacious living area with a fantastic view of the boardwalk. The kitchen was on the small side but very well equipped and stocked. My favorite is the master bedroom view. The sunrises are gorgeous, so expect to wake up early. We loved the evening walks on the shore and tide pools are a big hit with our children. There are so much wildlife; pelicans, sea gulls, horseshoe crab. We also saw people fishing. Do not expect to get great waves here. This beach is very private and not crowded. Tide pools are great for little kids! A day’s visit to nearby Hunting Island beach gives you public beach with lifeguards. The owner had park pass for us to use during our stay. My kids loved to boogie board there so we spent the day at Hunting Island beach. We will definitely be back. Thank you.
The condo was great except the condo had steps and no elevator so it was hard for the older people to get up and down. We were very disappointed in the ocean. Seeing pictures online made it seem like a regular Atlantic Ocean. Since we were more on the river side there were hardly any waves. It wasn’t what it claimed to be in the pictures. Response: Hi M, Thanks for being our 1st Review! We wish it was better, but we understand stairs and Harbor Island is not for everyone. Harbor Island is definitely a unique island that is laid back with calmer ocean waters, of course depending on the weather during your stay. For wave-seekers, Hunting Island State Park is only 5 minutes away, and we provide a free pass for entry with our unit.
Lowcountry Villa is also listed on the travel aggregator websites that pull their listings from a collection of travel, hotel and OTA websites. These websites may not be the best source for finding vaation rentals at smaller locations such as Harbor Island SC since the results may be grouped with larger cities. We have found Lowcountry Villa listed on the following travel aggregator websites:
By CarHere are some approximate driving distances for travel to Harbor Island SC:
- Hunting Island State Park2 miles
- 10 miles - Frogmore
- 15 miles - Lady's Island
- 16 miles - Beaufort
- 23 miles - MCRD Parris Island
- 60 miles - Savannah
- 85 miles - Charleston
- 150 miles - Columbia
- 250 miles - Charlotte
- 300 miles - Atlanta
- 550 miles - Nashville
- 570 miles - Washington, DC
- 760 miles - Indianapolis
- 800 miles - New York City
- 950 miles - Chicago
- Savannah-Hilton Head Island International Airport is the most convenient airport to Harbor Island SC with flights on Air Canada, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Sun Country, and United Airlines with car rental options.
- Charleston International Airport is also convenient to Harbor Island SC flights on Southwest Airlines with car rental options.
- Yemassee, SC Amtrak Station is 40 miles travel to Harbor Island SC (no car rental options)
Harbor Island is about 2 miles from Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina's most popular state park.
A Hunting Island State Park park pass is provided to use during your stay at the villa. The pass allows access to parking, beach, hiking trails and the nature center.
- Large Lap Swimming Pool & Kiddie Pool (Open April 1 - October 31)
- Seasonal store for bike rentals, snacks, drinks, and souvenirs
- WiFi (network name Beach_&_Racket_Club)
- Tennis Courts
- Basketball Court
- Golf Putting Green
- Sand Volleyball Court
- Gym area with cardio machines and weights
Probably, Harbor Island is a certified Community Wildlife Habitat.
The island is part of the Beaufort Barrier Islands Important Bird Area as designated by the National Audubon Society.
If you are visiting during May through October, you may find evidence of sea turtle nesting and hatching. Harbor Island has a Sea Turtle Nest Protection Program that is permitted by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Links for more information:
- Harbor Island Turtle Program - Facebook Page for the latest nesting and hatching news, photos and video
- 2018's Harbor Island Information - the Dos and Don'ts
- SeaTurtle.org - Harbor Island SC Statistics - the #s
You can support the Turtle Program through their Amazon Smile Referral Link.
When are the Turtle Talks? Check out the calendar below
Higher Ground on Lady's Island is our recommended place for kayak tours and rentals; they also offer SUP tours and rentals.
Dock Fishing and Crabbing on Harbor Island SC
The fishing and crabbing docks are located on Harbor Drive between the security entrance and the condos.
Surf Fishing on Harbor Island SC
Tip - North end of the beach is best
Besides the swimming pool at the BRC, there are 2 pools at the villa complexes (Open April 1 - October 31)
Link to Channel Guide