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Sea Islands, South Carolina

Break Time on Harbor Island

Bright Pet-Friendly Bungalow with golf cart, just a block to the beach!

Break Time is a beautiful bungalow situated on a lagoon and is just a short, 5-minute walk to the beach.

The screened porch extends the entire length of the bungalow and the high roof top deck provides panoramic views of the island, lagoon, and rookery with nesting snowy egrets. The home offers a king primary bedroom and two twins in the second bedroom.

Pet Friendly: $150 Fee
Cable TV + WIFI
Gas Grill
Golf Cart

For additional space, check out Sea the Light which is located right across the street!

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 1 free pass when renting for 7 nights. Shorter stays do not include the cost of car passes and must be purchased before arrival. Parking available for up to 2 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.


40 Reviews
4.55 out of 540 Reviews
CourtneySeptember 2021
David and JillSeptember 2021
Natural Retreats made the checking in and out process easy. Before we went to Harbor Island, I called with some questions about the parking pass and it was waiting for me when I got to the island. I felt like if I needed assistance from them, they would be there.
TaraAugust 2021
KelleyAugust 2021
DebiAugust 2021
Cleanliness of the bungalow, front porch to relax, had everything we needed. And the golf cart was a bonus!!!!
DOUGLASJuly 2021
The rental house was clean, well stocked and we appreciated the homey welcome with some lights on and music playing.
MarciaJuly 2021
TonyaJuly 2021
PaulaJuly 2021
Natural retreats was very helpful. Any question we had before the trip or during the trip was met with a speedy response. Thank you for a great vacation!
KimberlyJune 2021
MadisonJune 2021
MeganJune 2021
BrennanJune 2021
I really appreciated all the attention and support we had during our stay.
AnnaJune 2021
Nice., clean accommodations. Very friendly and helpful staff ! We will be back.
AllenMay 2021
Quick responses, clean house, easy communication. Thank you
JudithMarch 2021
PaulMarch 2021
NickJanuary 2021
Very smooth and easy check in process and the team was available to answer questions. House was very clean and comfortable.
DavidDecember 2020
BryanNovember 2020
Nice place, great location. The thermostat did not operate the HVAC and heat properly. The house got down to 57 degrees on a couple of cooler days, and up to 80 on the warmer days.
StephenNovember 2020
KennethSeptember 2020
I think NR does a great job of working with nice homes in special locations. We really enjoyed our experience in Harbor Island, loved the city of Beaufort and we really enjoyed the nice dog friendly home.
Mary AnnAugust 2020
We enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and felt like home.
TaylorAugust 2020
Very responsive and helpful. Sent reminders and information needed for check-in in a timely manner. Also enjoyed extras provided with house.
JeffreyJuly 2020
AmberJune 2020
Service was very good. We had to change our booking twice due to moving and Covid and everyone was very helpful. Break Time as a property was ok but is in need of updating. Hope business gets back to normal for you soon!
AndersonJune 2020
JenniferJune 2020
JaneFebruary 2020

Golf Cart is a bonus

I have been visiting Harbor Island on and off for more than 30 years. So I know it very well. Breaktime is the only two bedroom home on the island. All the other 2 bed/2 bath are condos. Other nice feautures of this home are the golf cart and screened in porch. The beds are comfortable and all the kitchen applicances work just fine. For some people, having a pet friendly home with a back yard is probably a big plus but that was NA to me. I noticed two reviews on VRBO before my scheduled arrival date and I emailed you and asked that the home be cleaned. The items mentioned in the reviews were still an issue when I checked in. I will send you pictures in a separate email as I am having issues transferring the pix from my phone to computer. B/c dear friends were visiting me at Breaktime, I packed cleaning supplies and spent several hours on my hands and knees cleaning baseboards in the living room and master bath and bedroom. However, I could not remove the black dust along the living rooms ceiling and my friend noticed them. So I explained the house situation, something that I was hoping not to do. All the baseboards, ceiling fans and kitchen tile grout were fifhy. I am questioning if the house was cleaned that well in the spring. Even it were clean in the spring, I should not have to rent a dirty home in late August. If the dirt was caused by dogs and cats, doesn't the pet deposit go towards extra cleaning? Or, if the home is not as clean in August as it is in April/May, then give me a reduced rate!!! We did not put anything in the bathroom vanities as they are yucky. Towels supplied were just ok.Usually home have extra nice, fluffy towels in a closet. We liked the sunroom as we like to watch the birds and gators.
Ann BSeptember 2019

Needs work...

We were there 2 years ago in 2017 & it was much better. This time the AC couldn’t handle 80 degree temps, probably because it looked like the filter hadn’t been changed in a year, & the Mgt co. changed only after I requested it. Several windows were so ‘warped’ that you could see daylight through the bottom so I had to put tape on them to keep the cool air in but the management company did nothing. I emailed one person and never got a response. The house could have been cleaner for example the floors were so dirty that after walking around barefoot for two minutes when we got there our feet were black. Too many bugs for us & not enough towels. Not sure but it looked like there was mold in the bottom of one of the kitchen cabinets. Probably won’t rent this house again...
Mr MAugust 2019

Great views

we stayed a week in July. the location was great and the golf cart was good to take your chairs and cooler to the beach. the house needs a good cleaning but everything else was great. we will return next year.
cottonJuly 2019

Golfcart was very nice to have.

Master bath was nice. The other was very small and cramped. The house was very clean and the decor was cozy, beachy, and welcoming. Kudos! We had a great time!
AllenMay 2019


We had a great time at this home on harbor island in April. Would definitely stay here again.
ColdermanApril 2019

Taking a break at Break Time on Harbor Island

We stayed at Break Time for a little over a month in the winter of 2019. The setting is beautiful, a gorgeous beach, attractive homes, gated community, lots of herons, egrets, alligators to see on a daily basis. The biggest treat was the rookery that was a couple of streets down from our cottage where we would see hundreds of birds roosting for the evening.
SNOWBIRDMarch 2019

Very comfortable and beautiful location

Break Time was the break we needed! Dog friendly, comfortable bed, fluffy towels! The home is cozy and the kitchen has just about it everything you could want. Views from the deck are stunning. We were thrilled to see a gator leisurely swam by the place. Lots of varieties of birds. Harbor Island’s beach is beautiful. When the tide’s out it’s huge. Natural Retreats was great to work with. They get an A+ in customer service. Thank you Drew and Amanda.
BeckySJanuary 2019

Perfect Escape for us and our dogs

We really enjoyed the proximity to the beach while staying in this home. The front porch was great for morning coffee and our dogs enjoyed the fresh air. The hammock and porch swing were great places to relax, The towels were big and fluffy. We appreciated the beach/pool towels and the dog towels. The home had everything you could need in the kitchen. The home was clean and comfortable.
DKS24October 2018


This is a lovely small house. It is well equipped and has everything you need. Beautiful views of the marsh.
K DelyaJune 2018

Family Friendly!

This is out 3rd stay in Break Time. It is a great fit for our family. VERY clean upon arrival! We loved the addition of the golf cart!
FamilytimesJuly 2017

Relaxing vacation

We had a great time and survived Tropical Storm Hermine to boot!
JBells16September 2016
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