The definition of paradise: a place ideally suited to somebody, a place of perfect happiness. Usually hard to find, but we have it here in this 4th row from the ocean, 6 bedroom, and 6.5-bath, raised single home in trendy North Forest Beach.
A bubbling fountain welcomes you at the foot of the outside stairway, which leads up to a deck that starts at the front door and widens enough, as it wraps around to the side of the home, to encompass a swimming pool, an attached spa pool, both which can be heated for additional fees and a large sunning area with lounge chairs.
As you enter the foyer, the sun from the skylights will emphasize the beautiful tile flooring and the majestic height of the ceilings, but the tropics-inspired designer decorating will soon return your focus to the magnificent interior furnishings. The foyer opens to a unique octagon-shaped livingroom with a large window overlooking the pool, a stylish overstuffed seating group, and a built-in wall unit with bookshelves, TV/VCR/DVD, & CD system.
This room then flows to a spacious, state-of-the-art, and very open kitchen, which is defined by a large L-shaped dining/preparation counter with seven barstools. In addition, there are all stainless steel appliances, all granite countertops, a pantry closet, a center island, a bar cabinet, a desk, and a convenient powder room. Adjoining the kitchen is the formal dining room with a table that seats nine, two large windows with a tropical landscape view, and a slider door to the screened porch, which has an outdoor dining table for four and a door opening to the pool area.
A hallway off the kitchen leads to a laundry room and then on to bedroom #2 with a queen-size bed, an armoire with TV/VCR, a walk-in closet, and a private bath. The master bedroom, located at the end of a hallway off of the entry foyer, features a king-size bed, an armoire with TV/VCR/DVD, double closets, a bay window with a comfortable reading chair, and a spacious bath with double vanities, a spa tub, and a large walk-in shower. Across the hall is bedroom #3 with a queen-size bed, an armoire with TV/VCR, and a private bath with a classic pedestal sink.
An open sky lit stairway leads to the 2nd floor where 3 more bedrooms are reached from a balcony walkway. At the top of the stairway bedroom #4 is ideal for children or teenagers with its denim-covered twin beds, a loveseat and lounge chair situated for viewing the TV/VCR/DVD, a walk-in closet to hide the clutter, and a private bath. Bedroom #5 also has 2 twin beds, as well as a TV/VCR, and a private bath. Bedroom #6 is a 2nd master bedroom and features a king-size bed, an armoire with TV/VCR/DVD, a bay window, a walk-in closet, and a spacious bath with double vanities, a spa tub, and a large walk-in shower.
Now, if you gentlemen have stuck with our description thus far, we have saved the best for last. The raised style of the home allows for two garages at ground level, as well as an indoor, brick-lined, 3-HOLE MINIATURE GOLF COURSE! In addition, there is a double-wide driveway that will assure off-street parking for all of your guests.
Forest Beach stretches along the Atlantic Ocean between Shipyard and Sea Pines Plantations. Bike paths and neighborhod lanes on North and South Forest Beach eventually draw one to Coligny Plaza, the hub of the Forest Beach area. While competing with the natural beauty and lure of the beach, the plaza offers a variety of shopping, dining, and fun entertainment for the whole family.
Pool and hot tub can be heated for an additional fee from September to April.
Left on 05/27/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Girls Get Away GroupReviewed May 27, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
It was my turn to plan our "girls get away trip" and this time we were allowing the hubbies to tag along. With 12 people we needed a big house with lots of bedrooms & bathrooms, a pool/hot tub & close to the beach & shops. 16 Gannet was the perfect house - 6 BR, 6 1/2 Ba, a pool, hottub, large lounging deck with gas grill. The gourmet kitchen was wonderful with 2 ovens & the large wrap around bar that seated atleast 10. The 3 hole miniature golf in the garage was an added treat and the garage easily held 3 cars leaving plenty of room in the driveway for 4 additional cars. We were only a "city block's walk" from beach which was wonderful. The 2 Master Suites were unbelieveable in size & the Master Baths were spa quality, with 2 Queen Bedrooms w/ their own baths w/showers and the 2 Twin Bedrooms w/ their own baths/showers & the pull out sofa in the denim room we could accomodate everyone comfortably. The location just 2 1/2 blocks from Coligny Plaza allowed us to walk to lunch/dinner and enjoy several of the great restaurants in the plaza and shop in the great little shops and with The Piggly Wiggly right there grocery shopping was made easy. We rented bikes for the week and enjoyed riding the beaches every morning and evening. There are so many things to do - Scenic Water Cruises w/ Dolphin Watches, Parasailing, Zip Lining, day trips to Savannah & Beaufort and Ole' Town Bluffton. You will Never have to eat in a "chain" restaurant while on Hilton Head and the fresh seafood offered is great. If our group could give 16 Gannet and our week on Hilton Head a 10 Star rating we would. Thanks Sunset Rentals for making our 2012 Spring Get Together so wonderful. It was our best trip yet!!
Left on 04/09/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Vanessa MorganReviewed Apr 9, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
This property was amazing! The location was awesome. So close to the beach but sheltered from the ocean breeze, with plenty of privacy. It was close to all amenities on foot and bike, so no need for a car! The property was nicely appointed, the kitchen was more than well equipped, the room sizes were great, as were all the en suites. There was plenty of room for two large families. The pool, hot tub and deck were wonderful. The only comment I would make is that a larger table for outside dining on the deck would have been nice. I will definitely be booking this property again and would highly recommend it. We had a fabulous vacation.
Left on 04/07/2011 for a stay in June 2010 | Lori BReviewed Apr 7, 2011Stayed Jun 2010
We have been to Hilton Head many times and our stay at 16 Gannet was one of the best. The location and size of the house was perfect. The kitchen is great and there was plenty of room for all of us. The only problem we encountered was the washing machine broke down our last night there, but I called Sunset Rentals to inform them and they assured me it would be taken care of. We have been very happy with our rentals thru Sunset Rentals
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