New owners, new name, same fabulous home and views and your rental now includes use of the owner's golf cart! Welcome to Villa Ma’Kai (Hawaiian for Villa Toward the Sea). Offering double master suites, this large Pelican Point duplex home is a popular vacation choice because of its privacy, spaciousness, high quality upscale furnishings, and stunning views. Shaped by wind and water, the southern end of Harbor Island is a constantly changing vista of sea and sand, marsh and creek, sky and light. Here, the tidal waters of Johnson’s Creek flow to the Atlantic to create this very private, quiet, natural, area of the Island with a view over the marsh to Johnson’s Creek, Hunting Island, and beyond to the beautiful Atlantic. The tidal marsh here is a favorite fishing ground for dolphin, herons, egrets, and other shore birds.
As the second to last home in Pelican Point, on the southern end of Harbor Island, this location is very much a “get away from it all” spot providing a romantic setting or a relaxing family atmosphere where you can reconnect with the kids. And every room offers a beautiful low country view! Panoramic ocean-oriented views can be enjoyed from the living area, dining area, screened porch, rear main floor master, and rear upstairs guest bedroom while the other two bedrooms enjoy views of an expansive tidal marsh at the front of the home. The screened porch is a lovely space to enjoy the fresh air and stunning ocean views. A bistro table with chairs, and two arm chairs, all with comfortable seat cushions, and an antique country bench offer seating options. Several hooks are provided for drying beach towels. The front porch overlooks a tidal marsh and is a great spot for relaxing on the swing or in one of the rocking chairs, to watch the changing marsh scene with its abundant bird life, or catch the sun going down for the day. Rediscover the beauty of Harbor’s night sky. Explore the stars from porch and yard. Villa Ma’Kai is exceptionally well furnished and appointed and comes complete with books and games to make your coastal retreat complete. A high-end HVAC system provides central air and heat with humidifier and air cleaner to enhance your comfort. The baths were completely remodeled in 2015 and 2017 updates include a completely new kitchen and an open concept kitchen/dining/living area, new flooring and paint throughout, new king beds, new area rugs, new high end living area furniture, lighting, accessories, and bedding! Villa Ma’Kai conveniently offers two master bedroom suites on the main floor, and two additional bedrooms on the second floor. Sleeping a total of eight, both main floor master bedrooms have king beds, both upstairs bedrooms offer handmade queen four poster beds. There is also an LL Bean portable Easy Cot to expand sleeping options. The cot is 17' high x 30' wide x 79' long and can accommodate up to 330 pounds.
On the main floor, the ocean side master offers gorgeous views over the marsh to the Atlantic, and opens into the ocean view screened porch off of the living area. This master bedroom features a completely renovated private bath with an oversized walk-in shower. The second master bedroom is at the front of the home with views of another beautiful tidal marsh. The remodeled bath for the second master offers a new tub/shower combination. A strategically placed pocket door allows you to close off this bath and bedroom to form a master suite, or if you prefer you can leave the pocket door open allowing general access to that bath. The second floor offers a full guest bath, and two large bedrooms. Each of the upstairs bedrooms provides a beautiful view. The rear bedroom directly faces the ocean and the ocean marsh. The second upstairs bedroom is oriented toward the ever changing tidal marsh at the front of Villa Ma’Kai. The second floor guest bath offers a tub/shower combination. The spacious living area is complete with a 42” LCD flat screen TV. A high speed wireless Internet connection is included with your rental. The brand new kitchen features high end appliances and custom cabinetry, and includes practical but fun items like a waffle maker and a slow cooker. Tableware, cloth napkins and coordinating bake/serve dishes will accentuate the great meals you'll enjoy cooking in this kitchen. Kitchenware includes a nice big pot for boiling or steaming and a dozen Lowcountry cookbooks for inspiration. For your enjoyment and comfort, Villa Ma’Kai also provides a propane gas grill and an outdoor hot/cold shower.
Your reservations include use of our “crab gear”: crab lines and weights, dip net, tongs, and a sturdy bucket to carry home your catch. And your rental includes full access to the Harbor Island Beach & Racquet Club where you will find an Olympic sized pool overlooking the marshes of the Harbor River, a kiddie wading pool, a sand volleyball court, tennis court, fitness center and more.
Want to explore Hunting Island State Park whose shoreline you see from the back porch? A Hunting Island passport is provided for your enjoyment! And Harbor Island is a perfect home base for exploring the Gullah Geechee culture of St Helena and the sea islands. Whether you're Visiting the Penn Center where Martin Luther King Jr retreated to dream & plan and Pat Conroy chose to be buried, kayaking streams and rivers, exploring live oak bordered rural roads, casting a shrimp net, shopping and eating in Frogmore, or walking the marsh-edged beach at your back door, you're playing and learning in the heart of the Gullah Geechee corridor. Villa Ma’Kai offers you a unique vacation experience, and we will be happy to help with your plans for this special place.
*Seasonal dates and rates subject to change. Rates are rent only. Add departure cleaning, 11% SC taxes, 3% booking fee and vehicle gate passes. Gate pass fees are per vehicle: day pass $15; 2 nights $25; 3 nights $35; 4 nights $45; 5 nights $55; 6 nights $65; 7 nights $75, 8-14 nights $100; 15-21 nights $125; 22-30 nights $150; 31-90 nights $175; 91-365 nights $200.
*Property furnishings are subject to change and may not reflect the property pictures. This material is based upon information, which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such.
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