Harbor Island SC Rental

Harbor Island SC Vacation Rental, Lowcountry Villa, has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with amazing ocean views.  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.

Inside the Villa

Here are the details about the inside of Lowcountry Villa, a Harbor Island SC Vacation Rental:

1st Level

The unit's front door private entrance is on the 2nd floor in the Oceanfront D-Building of the Cedar Reef Villas condo complex.


Large Appliances:  Stove, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator with ice-maker, Washer & Dryer

Small Appliances:  Blender, Coffee Grinder, Coffee Maker (12-cup Carafe or K-Cup Brewing), Slow Cooker (Programmable 3.5 Quart), Toaster

Dishes, Drinkware, Flatware, Cutlery, Cookware, Bakeware, a Lowcountry Boil pot, Kitchen Tools & Accessories – we like to cook, so we tried to think of everything!

Living Area

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


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2nd Level

  • 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

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Harbor Island SC is a remote sea island in the Lowcountry area, but with convenient travel options from nearby historic Beaufort and Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia.

By Car

Here are some approximate driving distances for travel to Harbor Island SC: To access Harbor Island from Saint Helena Island on Sea Island Parkway (US Route 21), you must first cross the Harbor Island Bridge.  The Bridge is currently undergoing a replacement project so be cautious for the construction team and delays. After crossing the Bridge, the security gate entrance to Harbor Island is located on the left at 1 Harbor Island Drive. Note:   Most online maps for Harbor Island addresses will use the post office mailing address, Saint Helena Island instead of Harbor Island.

By Plane

By Train

Yes, there are several boardwalks in the back of the unit to access the beautiful 2+ mile Harbor Island Beach.

To be exact, it is a 0.14 mile or 3-minute walk from the villa to the beach.

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.

Access to Harbor Island's Beach & Racquet Club ("the BRC") is included with the rental and is just a quick walk from the villa:
  • 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
  • Playground
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard

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.

Check out the latest sightings on eBird:   Harbor Island and Harbor Island Beach

Sea Turtles

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:

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.

Purchase your SC License Online

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.

Crabbing & Fishing Dock

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)

Condo Pool 1 of 2

There are several marinas and public boat launches nearby Harbor Island, South Carolina:

Link to Channel Guide

Harbor Island Calendar

Do a little or a lot - there are lots of on-island events and activities

This calendar is a compilation of events from the Harbor Island Owners Association calendar and Facebook group posts.

Additional Resources


Lowcountry Villa can be reserved through the following online booking options:

TideWatch Vacations

TideWatch Vacations, our property manager, now lists Lowcountry Villa's availability calendar, photos, property details and has payment options available on their website.  They also have other Harbor Island SC Rental options smaller villas and larger houses.

Expedia Group

Our property manager advertises through the Expedia Group which is a network of online travel agency (OTA) websites including the HomeAway, Homelidays, VacationRentals.com, and VRBO brands.  OTAs charge additional service fees to book through their websites.

Travel Aggregator Websites

Travel Aggregators pull their listings from a collection of travel, hotel and OTA websites.  These websites may not be the best source for 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: