If you’re looking for an escape that includes history, art, beach combing and glorious solitude…this is it.
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.
And here are the 14 best Daufuskie Island rentals for your weekend away.
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. 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 · Check price and availability
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 · Rental Info
ANGEL OAK COTTAGE – PET FRIENDLY
A wonderful ocean-front screened porch offers a relaxing setting for morning coffee and evening cocktails. You’re just steps away from Melrose 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. There are four master bedrooms in the house, and one master suite with a seating area and private screened porch.
Details: 12 guests · 5 bedrooms · 6 beds · 5 baths · Check price and availability
OCEAN AND MARSH + BIKES AND GOLF CART
This premium cottage is a brand new remodel and has it all. Situated on the 2nd row of Daufuskie’s beautiful Avenue of Oaks, JonBie Maison guests will look to the Atlantic Ocean beach from the front porch and enjoy serene tidal creek and marsh views from the back. The cottage has a wonderful location, and cottage guests will be just steps away from the pristine Melrose Beach .
Details: 6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · Check price and availability
SEAHORSE COTTAGE ON THE OCEAN (PETS OK!)
Beautiful Ocean front cottage has an open concept feel including the dining area, living area, and a large kitchen bar hang out with friends and family while cooking up some fabulous meals. Two bedrooms – Master 2 Kings and a full bath Bedroom 2 has two queens and a full bath. Sleeps up to 8 people.
Details: 8 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · Check price and availability
ARTISTIC & HISTORIC SARAH GRANT HOUSE
The Sarah Grant Home is located on one of the best-kept vacation rental secrets on the Eastern coast: Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. No cookie-cutter vacation home, this house is tailor-made for vacationers who want to enjoy a true island experience in a historic setting.
The house is a former Gullah residence and is located on the island’s Rob Kennedy Historic Trail. Named after the island’s beloved midwife and educator, a previous resident (Atlanta artist Jack Anderson) was a master craftsman whose woodwork enhancements can be seen throughout the house. For a time, this house served as the island’s art gallery, and it has been featured in Coastal Living Magazine.
Details: 6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths · Check price and availability
PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS
The home features panoramic views of the ocean from almost every room. You’ll love the open floor plan with 4 bedroom – 3 with ensuites – and a loft area with trundle bed. Two large covered porches including one screened in, allowing guests to maximize outdoor living and beach breezes. Very secluded and private for the perfect family or couple getaway.
Details: 10 guests · 4 bedrooms · 4 beds · 4.5 baths · Check price and availability
SAND & SURF VILLA
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: 6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2 baths · Check price and availability
OCEANFRONT SWEETGUM COTTAGE
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 the Atlantic Ocean. 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.
Details: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3 baths · Check price and availability
BRIGHT SEASIDE COTTAGE
This beautiful two bedroom cottage has it all! Located directly on the beach with breath-taking views of the ocean, your vacation home has a location that can’t be beat and you can feel the sea breeze in your hair. You are within a minute’s walk to the beach! And, as nice as it was before…it’s even nicer now! The owners have just finished a complete make-over and this cottage is lovelier than ever!
Details: 8 guests · 2 bedrooms · 4 beds · 4 baths · Check price and availability
INTERCOASTAL WATERWAY LOFT TO UNPLUG
This is the only rental on Daufuskie with a dock on the Intracoastal Waterway! The “DAUFUSKIE LOFT” is on the second/top floor of a recently built post and beam barn, situated on the NW end of the island where the sunsets are spectacular. And talk about location, location, location… the barn is located next door to Freeport Marina and provides easy access to the island’s General Store and its restaurant, Daufuskie Crab Company.
Details: 2 guests · 1 bedrooms · 1 beds · 1.5 baths · Check price and availability
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 · Check price and availability
HUGE, BRIGHT AND AIRY
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, and…wow!…did they hit the mark! The acclaimed Atlanta-based White Dog Home decorators worked their magic, and the result is nothing short of breathtaking.
Details: 12 guests · 5 bedroom · 6 bed · 5 bath · Check price and availability
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 · Rental Info
MORE INFORMATION FOR YOUR DAUFUSKIE ISLAND VISIT
- YOUR SOUTH CAROLINA VACATION
- DAUFUSKIE ISLAND: A COMPLETE VISITOR’S GUIDE TO THIS AMAZING ESCAPE
- HILTON HEAD: 23 THINGS TO DO IN HILTON HEAD FOR COASTAL FUN
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