A welcoming, comfortable home with the real experience of Shipyard!
We have stayed at various condos within Shipyard and elsewhere on the island over the past 20 years and I can honestly say that we had a "eureka" moment when we unlocked the door to this home! Our problem has always been finding vacation accommodation on the island that is not a hotel but is truly (not just advertised) wheelchair accessible. Even after tasking an agent at one of the better known rental agencies, they couldn't come up with property that we could both access the front door without steps and get through interior doors, specifically bathroom doors. For anyone looking for an accessible three bedroom house, this is it. That said, I will add that of the 3 bedrooms only the master bedroom suite is accessible. The other two are lovely rooms but the bathrooms would be too small to get in and turn around with a wheelchair. The front entrance way is completely ramped, as the owner's description states, and the sliding doors out to the deck have a very shallow door sill, very easy to wheel over. The house welcomes you as soon as you open the door. You really are entering a home, and not simply a furnished house and I felt a certain peaceful charm about it. There are beautiful floor to ceiling windows at the back of the living room overlooking a lagoon with the Hilton Head characteristic Spanish moss overhanging it's reflection. There are several doorways to the outside deck which has a few steps down to the back yard. (Obviously this area is not suitable for a wheelchair). The resident wildlife in and around the lagoon add to its charm. The kitchen is very well equipped. Everything in the owners' descriptions regarding amenities is correct. The home was very clean when we arrived and there were some basic operational instructions posted regarding blinds etc, which were very helpful. Location wise, I love Shipyard anyway so I'm biased but it's only about 15 mins walk to Coligny from the house, and about 20 mins walk to the Shipyard private beach which is a smaller area, easy to drive or bike to as well. There are 7 bikes in the garage which the owners allowed us to use which is very generous of them. The house has a long driveway which is ideal for small children to play at the front. There is garage access plus a space for a 2nd vehicle. A 3rd vehicle may be a challenge for parking with turning space, depending on one's backing up ability! Trees line the drive. We will recommend this home to all for the real experience of staying at Shipyard.

April 2014
Lovely Serene 3 BR/3 BA Family Home on Lagoon and Golf Course
Lovely Serene 3 BR/3 BA Family Home on Lagoon and Golf Course
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