14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Daufuskie Island in South Carolina sits between Hilton Head Island, SC and Savannah, GA. The Calibogue Sound separates Daufuskie and Hilton Head, and though the narrowest point between the two is less than a mile…it feels like a world away.

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape
Can you imagine relaxing on this porch, taking in the experience of an original Gullah home?

If you’re looking for an escape that includes history, art, beach combing and glorious solitude…this is it. And here are the 14 best Daufuskie Island rentals for your weekend away.

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Renovated Oyster House – True Gullah History

If I could stay anywhere, this is where it would be. This Daufuskie gem is one of the the few remaining “oyster cottages” originally built by emancipated slaves who inhabited the island at the turn of the century. Staying in this cottage is a true Gullah experience with many of the original elements including bead board, heart pine floors, and one of the first ever-built staircases on the island. it’s next to Iron Fish Gallery (and decorated with his art). Dogs are welcome. 

Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 1.5 baths · $215/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

HGTV-Featured Dream Home

This home is a dream; just look at the “swing bed” on the screened porch. Does it get any better? It sits on a perfectly private lot in the Historic District only a 5-min golf cart ride to the beach (and 2 min to Lucy Belle’s Cafe). There are lots of outside extras such as a hammock suspended between two trees, a fire pit, an outdoor hot/cold shower, and a garage for your rental golf cart.

Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 baths · $225/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Little Red House

Perfect for a couple, the little red guesthouse is a charmer, sharing a deck with the main house where the owners live. You’ve got your own private entrance and a private screened-in porch, though, so you feel like you’re in your own space. Nestled in the Historic District, this space comes with a kitchenette and golf cart.

Details: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 1 bath · $145/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Charming Craftsman Cottage

This cottage is tucked among elegant oaks and Spanish moss less than a mile from a public beach access. Take in the view on one of two screened-in porches, or at the fire pit. The outdoor shower let’s you wash off the sand before heading into the Master where you can relax in the claw-foot tub.

Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $245/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Bliss Cottage Boasts a Huge Backyard

This 2-bedroom cottage is less than 2-minutes from the beach. A huge backyard provides a great space for family games and hanging out. The rental also includes a golf cart, and well-behaved pets are welcome.

Details: 8 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $325/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Daufuskie Escape Cottage

This 2-bedroom cottage just had an extreme makeover and it’s gorgeous (don’t miss the photo of the swing bed on the front porch.) You’re just a 2 minute walk to the beach AND to the Melrose Beach Club Restaurant and pool. Includes a washer and dryer.

Details: 8 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $330/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Ocean-front Sunrise Cottage with Cart

How perfect is this 2-bedroom beach cottage with direct ocean views and just a 60-second walk to the beach? This vacation rental also comes with a gas grill, beach chairs, and a golf cart.

Details: 8 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $300/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

4 BR Ocean Front Cottage with Golf Cart

This is a great property for large family groups, with stunning views of the ocean. You’ll want to spend all your time on the large three-sided screened-in porch directly facing the Atlantic and Melrose beach.

Details: 12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 8 beds · 4 baths · $438/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Sand Castle Villa W/ Golf Cart & Pool

This condo is located directly on the beautiful Daufuskie Island Bloody Point beach, which was our favorite beach on the island. Don’t knock the idea of a condo – this one is a corner unit with a wrap-around balcony featuring a view of the ocean on one side and woods on the other. It feels super private

Details: 8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3 baths · $310/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Penthouse “Spectacular View Villa” – Cart & Pool

Same condo complex as the listing above, except this gem is the penthouse sensation. Sip your cuppa on this gorgeous balcony, feel the sea breeze, and enjoy a sensational sunrise. And…the interior is spectacular as well.

Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3 baths · $360/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Affordable Villa

If this location (mentioned above) has you dreaming, but you can’t quite afford the corner condo or the penthouse, then opt for one of the lower-level units. This is the only 2-bedroom, making the price just right for a small family. Super clean, full kitchen, cute beachy decor.

Details: 6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · $206/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Beach Break Cottage

Beach Break Cottage is an open-floor plan gem with ocean views. It’s recently been renovated, and includes a new cart, new appliances, and a screened-in porch. It also comes with a charcoal grill, beach chairs, a beach umbrella, boogie boards, and beach toys. Note that this is a duplex, but there is plenty of privacy and sound-proofing.

Details: 8 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · $300/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Waterfront Tiny House

300 square feet of living space with a full kitchen and two loft areas are yours to enjoy. It includes a golf cart and a private dock, with views of the ICW. With plenty of windows and a patio, you’ll never want to leave.

Details: 4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath · $138/night · Rental Info

14 Ideal Daufuskie Island Rentals for the Perfect Escape

Seaside Shack

If you’re looking for just the essentials, without compromising quality, the Seaside Shack is your answer. One bed, one bath, a cute patio..and Fido is welcome.

Details: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · $135/night · Rental Info

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