Sea Islands, US

Harbor Key Cottage on Harbor Island

Cheerful, marshview bungalow with a golf cart and wifi

Due to COVID-19, area offerings (restaurants etc) and communal area amenities shared with other groups of guests (ie: pools, spas, club access etc) are possibly limited or unavailable until further notice. Reach us at 877.805.7794 to discuss the impact on your stay dates.

Set against a natural landscape of palmetto trees and marshy grasses with manicured hedges and a rose garden, Harbor Key Cottage is a three-story seaside escape located a short golf cart ride away.

Painted coral pink with a lemonade-yellow interior, this 4-bedroom bungalow welcomes guests to a sunny living area with a seamless flow between the gourmet kitchen, dining area and parlor, where two comfy sofas face a flat-screen TV. A wall of large picture windows streams light into this level with views the canal.

Styled in classic beach decor with whimsical accent furniture, including a starfish-patterned armchair and a deck-style coffee table, this main level evokes a feeling of carefree coastal living. In the fully equipped kitchen, stained-glass palm trees hang above granite counter tops. In the dining area, a hardwood picnic-style table seats up to 8 guests. Two stools at the breakfast bar provide additional kid-friendly seating to accommodate large families.

Just off the kitchen, you will find a spacious deck, replete with a four-seat patio table and stunning views, making it the ideal spot to catch up with friends over morning coffee, or enjoy an al fresco meal cooked on the gas grill.

There are three bedrooms on the main level. The first bedroom is painted lemon yellow, has a wicker double bed frame, hardwood accent furniture and a bright, coral-hued en-suite bathroom. The second features warm, peach-hued walls, a cast-iron double bed and meditative ocean paintings. The kid-friendly third bedroom on this floor has one set of twin bunk beds and an additional twin bed. These bedrooms share a full-bath.

The expansive, master suite, is located on the second floor, and features a queen-sized canopy bed, a high-top sitting area with twin chairs, and an en-suite bath with an antique soaker tub, as well as a shower and his-and-her sinks. A private deck offers lovely views of the surrounding marsh and harbor.
The carport and laundry room are located on the lower level.

With the beach steps away and a fully equipped kitchen to stock groceries, you may never want to leave home, but to explore you’ll find a complimentary six-seat golf cart in the driveway. You’ll also enjoy community pool access at the Harbor Island Beach & Racquet Club, a 10-minute walk away. One small dog is allowed for an additional $150 pet fee.

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 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 3 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, the Escape Room 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.


2 Reviews
4 out of 52 Reviews
JarredApril 2020


The house is nice. There are a few things that need to be repaired, but overall it is a nice vacation home.
Pink House HarbourJune 2019
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Harbor Key Cottage on Harbor Island is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice The house is nice. There are a few things that need to be repaired, but overall it is a nice vacation home.
Date published: 2019-06-17
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