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Sea Islands, South Carolina

Dream House on Harbor Island

Spacious, beachfront home with amazing views and beach access

Welcome to bright and airy Dream House, located on Harbor Island. This five-bedroom, four-bath waterfront home comes replete with beach access, use of the community pool and fitness center, as well as stunning ocean views. To access the beach, please use the community beach boardwalk located to the right of the home. This home’s beach boardwalk has been closed.

The main level open floor plan is ideal for entertaining. Prepare a gourmet feast for your guests in the well-appointed kitchen, which can be enjoyed at one of two dining tables; one which seats ten and the other with seating for six. After dinner, guests can gather in the living room, which features a cathedral ceiling, plenty of windows from which to take in the ocean view and a flat-screen TV. The comfortable sofa can easily accommodate eight. Should your guests like to take in the fresh sea air, the living room has French doors that provide access to the outdoor deck and screened-in porch, which also have additional seating.

At the end of the day, guests have their choice of five bedrooms in which to retire for the night. There are two twin bedrooms, each of which feature two twin beds. One of the twin bedrooms also features an en-suite bathroom. Two of the remaining bedrooms have a queen bed in each and the last is a king bed. The first includes deck access, a flat screen TV and an en-suite bathroom. One of the other queen bedrooms comes with an en-suite bathroom, as well as a flat screen TV.

Staying on Harbor Island includes access to the pools, fitness center, tennis courts and basketball court. Harbor Island does charge for car passes onto the island. This home offers 2 free passes when renting for 7 nights. Shorter stays do not include the cost of car passes which must be purchased in advance. Please contact our Xplore team to make these arrangements. Parking available for up to 4 vehicles.

As our gift to you for booking with us, we offer free admission to select Sea Islands and Beaufort attractions. Called the Xplorie Program, our guests will receive one free adult admission ticket, per night stay, to attractions like the Kazoo Factory and a free kayak rental. It’s our way of saying, “Thanks!”

Please note that guests must be at least 21 years of age to rent this property.


27 Reviews
4.63 out of 527 Reviews
We had a great week. Overall, the house was great. The layout was good. Kitchen was well stocked. 2 refrigerators were great! Good location. Pleanty of hot water and the HVAC worked. Loved the jigsaw puzzles at night. Lots of laughter with 4 fourteen year olds. Communication with NR was solid. I contacted you multiple times. THANK YOU for the early check in. I got to watch the UGA-Auburn football game because of it. Suggestions: - The dishwasher needs to be anchored to the countertop. The door is very difficult to close. Not being anchored makes it hard to start. Easy fix. - Overall we felt the house was clean but as usual in rentals, the tops of the shower/tub stalls were covered in dust and dirt. - The fitted sheet on my bed was too small and would not stay on. Nothing major and nothing that is a deal breaker. Would not hesitate to stay here again.
AndyDecember 2021
Excellent customer service!!
ShannonOctober 2021
Everyone at Natural Retreats was responsive and friendly. Natural Retreats was very proactive in keeping us informed of every detail of the trip with emails and phone calls.
AliceSeptember 2021
LawrenceAugust 2021
Everyone was very friendly.
AliceAugust 2021
ChaseJuly 2021
LINDAJune 2021
Natural Retreats was easily accessible, questions were answered clearly and in a timely manner...it has been a positive experience in the past and that experience has continued.
JanetJune 2021
House was excellent, and the staff checked in several times to make sure everything was ok. Will definitely stay again!!
NeilJune 2021
The pre-checkin was a cluster. The response was pretty quick with good follow up.
EvanApril 2021
JohnApril 2021
StaceyMarch 2021
Super simple check in and check out. The place was in great condition upon arrival, and we had everything we needed.
StevenMarch 2021
Great service and very helpful staff!!
ShannonSeptember 2020
We had a wonderful time at NR. Your front gate staff were the only people we interacted with face to face. They were friendly and professional. The only reason that I gave an 8 out of 10 simply was because we were not facing open ocean. I would prefer to rent a place on the open ocean and not at the mouth of a river or Sound. Just a personal preference. Natural Retreats was a very beautiful and clean place. We really enjoyed ourselves.
JoshuaSeptember 2020
CathySeptember 2020
MeganAugust 2020
Instructions and info on the property were clear and promptly share. The house was very clean and it was easy to check in. When I called or emailed for info the staff were very helpful. The house was a great layout; we had young children in our group and they made the loft into a play area where it was easy to check on them. The beach wasn't crowded and the surf very calm, which worked well for us.
MaryJuly 2020
SteveJune 2020

Great family Beach getaway

We had a great time at Cowabunga. enjoyed the convience of beach just a short walk down boardwalk. Stayed all weekend through Sept 3, even though other people on island were leaving, with storm coming. Only suggestion is that a golf cart could be provided with rental, to easily get around island, as it is in other units.
BabawhitSeptember 2019

Family friendly for all ages!

Our family has vacationed in this home at least 8 times and have loved being in this house - just gets better each time! Love having two refrigerators, a spacious kitchen, and a large dinning area.
Harbor Island GJJuly 2019

Family Vacation

Four generations under one roof made for a great trip. The house had everything we needed. The beds were the most comfortable we have ever experienced in a vacation rental. We had one small problem that was quickly taken care of by the rental group. It was a wonderful experience.
JoannaMJune 2019

Plenty of space!

House was exactly as pictured. Plenty of space for my family of 5 adults and 2 kids to spread out. Very clean! We had an issue with the garbage disposal, but they were out right away to fix it. Washer wasn't an adequate size for the house. Staff did do their best to help remedy it though. Note that there is no way to access the boardwalk from the deck. You have to go through the house and down the stairs to access the boardwalk from ground level. And the boardwalk is in great need of repair!
Whitney704May 2019

Amazing place to stay with great views

We visited this home in October and was simply amazed by the beauty inside and out. Loved how much room we had to relax. The home had plenty of space for seating and extra outside chairs for everyone to relax in the sun on the deck. Beach access was incredible and so private felt like we were the only ones there.
KrystalSumOctober 2018

Great view, and amenities

We visited Harbor Island in late September. Weather was very nice. Loved the house. Can see the ocean from most areas in the house. Very comfortable accommodations. Management was very nice and easy to work with. They contacted us several times to make sure we had everything we needed and to answer any questions. Nice beach. Pool just a short walk also. Would definitely stay at this house again. Thanks.
AlanOctober 2018

Excellent Value for the Price!

We had a family vacation the first week of August and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cowabunga By The Sea! The house is in good shape, in a private location and we had no significant issues during our stay. The five bedrooms came in handy with the large group we had and two refrigerators in the kitchen allowed us to keep drinks in one and all of the food in the other. Daily dolphin sightings were exciting to see, and with the free kayak rental we took advantage of, several in the family were able to see them up close behind the shrimp boats that were out each morning! Being our first trip to this beach, it was unknown to me that the 'ocean' had no WAVES to speak of, for the kids to play in. As most of the children in our family are older, it was a disappointment they couldn't 'body surf or boogie board'. At Low Tide, it was approximately a 200 yard walk through the 'muck' to get to the water's edge. A bit challenging when on the beach and wanting/needing a quick dip to cool off! A wonderful beach for families with younger children, as there only a gentle water current as the tide comes in, and the water level is no more than waist-high for the better part of the day. Make sure to bring plenty of 'bug spray' as the mosquitoes and biting flies had a buffet on the family throughout the week! Alligator sightings in the marshes in the neighborhood were exciting for everyone to see as well! Short drive (20 minutes) to Beaufort, and a little over an hour to Savannah. The Kazoo Factory in Beaufort is a fun place to spend an hour! Overall, a beautiful house in a great location, depending on what you're looking for from the beach aspect! Natural Retreats personnel were pleasant and wonderful to deal with. I'd definitely consider another property with them in the future, just in a different location!
mlonghossAugust 2018

Perfect Location

This rental met all our expectations and was very comfortable for everyone is our group! We enjoy being on the water and across the street from the pool. The kitchen was equipped with two refrigerators and two trash cans - this worked out great with our larger crowd. This was our first stay at Harbor Island and we would definitely return.
Just BeachyAugust 2018
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