This beautiful Ocean Front Villa on Harbor Island is nestled between the St. Helena Sound and Johnson Creek facing out to the Atlantic Ocean (see map). The waters here in the lowcountry are very tidal. This is great fun for children because they can walk often 200' while exploring the tidal pools for sand dollars (don't remove if not white, they are alive), starfish, crabs, etc. The other benefit for young children is that there are no steep drop-offs. On Harbor Island there are no waves. If you want waves, the beaches at Hunting or Fripp Island would be a better place to visit or stay. What is so fascinating is that every beach is different and to explore the differences is what is fun and exciting and educational for our children. The condominium complex has several boardwalks giving everyone easy access to the beach. We have people swimming in the ocean everyday and everyone makes the trip by foot (not sure what guest is referring to).
We are lucky to have Hunting Island State Park nearby. If you would like to visit our SC State Park, tour the lighthouse, or have access to a beach with some waves, then Hunting Island is a great place to spend the day. They also have a long fishing pier and Nature Center that is worth visiting.
If you are looking for a quiet getaway where you can take nice long beach walks or let your children explore the many tidal pools at low tide and swim in the ocean, this condo is centrally located on the island. There are 2 pools in the complex plus a larger Beach Club pool located across the street, along with tennis and fitness room.
On our barrier islands, the tides are semi-diurnal, which means that our shoreline experiences two almost equal high tides and two low tides each day. At high tide, the water can swell to an average of 7-9 foot tides. At low tide, you may find that you walk out about 300 yards to get to the ocean. The beach also changes from month to month and year to year. Due to the shallow grade of our beaches, there are very little waves to speak of on our beaches, which is great for little ones. For the folks in your party that want to body surf, we have Hunting island State park open 7 days/week.
Additional amenities include: playground, high speed internet: wireless lan, parking spots: 2, disposal, tennis, maximum # of vehicles: 2, bedrm1: king, occupancy limit: 6, full bath: 2, square footage: 1060, turnoverday: saturday, distance to town: 18 miles, 1/2 bath: 1, amenity cards available: not available for purchase, zone: harbor, full size refrigerator: 1, cd player, golf cart: not available, oven/stove: electric, washer/dryer: 1, putting green, sleepersofa, #ac units: 1, max # of bedrm: 2, coffee maker, fireplace: none, wifi password: mike91, bedrooms: 2, harbor island car passes: 1, #of ceilling fans: 3, iron/ironing board, crabbing dock, outside shower, proximity to beach: 100 yards, bedrm2: 2 twins, security guard/gated island, sleep cap: 6, wireless internet modem, neighborhood pool, short term, property rating: 3 palms, am/fm stereo....Read more
Left on 09/16/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Bette CReviewed Sep 16, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
The condo was comfortable and spacious for a family of 4. Everything works in the condo, it was well stocked with linen and cleaning supplies. The check in and out was easy and representatives were extremely helpful. While the condo is waterfront, its a walk to reach the water and beach. It was pricey but very comfortable.
“Beach Nut was very comfortable and in a great location.”
Left on 08/08/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | SharonReviewed Aug 8, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
I can't say enough good things about the Seaside Getaways staff. Our group had initially rented another condo from someone else and we arrived to a very unacceptable situation that we did not feel we could tolerate for our stay. We immediately got on the Internet and found this unit and Charissa fron Seaside Getaways was exceptional. She helped us get into this unit and was so patient and professional. This was all after regular business hours too. We also had trouble with a previous plumbing problem and getting locked out of our unit and the maintainence guys were great as well. The home was very clean and well appointed. The location was great, oceanfront and beautiful views. The condo was great but the service from Seaside was even better. Without their assistance we would not have had the most relaxing vacation ever. The only suggestion I have is to have more keys to the unit, we only had one and an extra key would have hopefully prevented our lockout.
Left on 07/17/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | VictoriaReviewed Jul 17, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
From the moment we checked in at the office and throughout our entire stay everything was flawless!!! The place was clean and fully stocked with anything we might need, ocean view just as described, beach uncrowded and beautiful-and everyone at Seaside super friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back! Perfect for our family of four! Thank you!!!
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