2 Bedroom Daufuskie Villa Overlooking Marsh/Woods; Wildlife Haven-Steps To Beach
About Deborah Smith
The Orahood Family maintains a full-time residence in Anderson, Indiana, but love their visits to Daufuskie. Last year they fulfilled a long-time dream by purchasing the beautiful Eagle's Watch Villa on Daufuskie, and enjoy sharing their vacation home with other island visitors. This property is managed by Daufuskie Rental Group, owned by Deborah Smith, a licensed property manager and full-time resident of Daufuskie.
Deborah Smith purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Deborah Smith chose Melrose on the Beach
The Eagle's Watch Villa is a true gem, and offers privacy, quiet, and seclusion while providing us with a breathtaking view of woods and the marsh. Best of all, we can sit on our HUGE screen porch and watch Daufuskie's incomparable wildlife. And yes, we often see eagles while sitting on our porch! All this, and just a 2 minute walk to the beach. What more could anyone want??
What makes this Villa unique
The lovely Eagle's Watch of Villa is located on one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern coast: Daufuskie Island. Your vacation home is steps away from miles of pristine, quiet beaches where all you can hear is the sound of gentle waves and beautiful shore birds. Watch the shrimp boats, bike or ride horses along the beach, take a Historic tour and discover the Gullah History of Daufuskie or take in a round of golf. Don't forget to try our island delicacy, deviled crabs! Daufuskie has several unique and colorful restaurants, including the "walking distance" Beach Club Restaurant, the Daufuskie Crab Company, and Lucy Bell's Cafe. You'll also love the School Grounds Coffee Shop, located in the middle of the Historic District in the former Mary Fields School (where author Pat Conroy taught). Come and sip a cup of java while chatting with the local folks. History buffs will enjoy exploring the island and visiting various sites providing a glimpse into the past, including the recently-restored Oyster House used as a 19th century Gullah meeting place, the Billie Burns Museum, ancient cemeteries, and the two-room school house where renowned author Pat Conroy taught and which was the subject of his first book, The Water is Wide. Those interested in unique shopping opportunities will want to visit the Iron Fish Art Gallery, the Glass House, Wine and Woodworks, and the Daufuskie Rum Company. And you certainly don't want to miss the Daufuskie Island Community Farm, where old and young visitors alike are encouraged to help feed the chickens and even to try milking a goat! There are many other fun and unique places to visit...and you will be very glad you are one of the relatively small number of people who have discovered this unique gem of an island.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Not allowed inside nor on screened porch
There is a strict no pets policy in this villa.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed this place, very cozy and inviting with lots of room. We will be back again!
I honestly hate talking About Daufuskie because I want to keep it a secret. This property is beautiful, a great location, clean and the property manager was extremely easy to communicate with. A trip here may take a little more planning due to ferry and the lack of a grocery store but it’s well worth the effort.
Great place to sit back and relax, only footsteps from the beach.
Please ignore so we can keep this place to ourselves.
First time visiting Daufuskie Island. 3 adults. The logistics of booking ferry and golf cart separate shouldn't discourage you. The "old" resort where this property is located has an interesting history that is inline with the whole islands tone; a little spooky. The property itself is stunning. While a working elevator would have been nice, it didn't ruin the experience at all. Everything was clean, modern and fully stocked. It felt more like housesitting than staying in a "rental property". Check in process started with friendly text while we were inbound to the island on the ferry explaining where to meet. Ed from Island Carts met us at the dock and took us to the property where our golf cart was waiting (separate check-in process). Karla checked us into the property and covered all our questions (including a few I forgot to ask at the time and had to call her later). Everyone was full of information about the island and extremely nice. We saw numerous people come over on the ferry with cases of bottled water but the water out of the fridge filter was perfect. FYI - that was the last time we saw so many people in one place. The island is delightfully devoid of people. Most our time was spent exploring the sparsely populated island via the golf cart. We had a view of the marsh which sounds horrible but was absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Screened in porch ran the entire width of the house and allowed us to sit and chat late into the evening without being devoured by bugs. We've already started looking for the next opportunity to come back and bring the whole family!
Wonderful home!! Enjoyed every minute of it!!