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Beautiful -3BR/2BA Vacation Home - Great backyard w/pool, close to beach

Beautiful -3BR/2BA Vacation Home - Great backyard w/pool, close to beach


Property Details

Updated: May 27, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

With the recent addition of a 40 foot heated pool / spa and new furniture, The Happy Heron is the perfect family vacation home. Additional remodels / updates this fall '10 include: (i) Remodeled / tiled bathroom and shower, (ii) updated kitchen, (iii) paint throughout, (iv) laminate hardwood in all bedrooms (v) installation of central dehumidifier. The Happy Heron is the 5th house from the ocean and the front yard connects to the bike path that covers the entire eastern portion of HHI. Just five blocks to Coligny Plaza (60+ shops/restaurants and grocery store), 220 steps to your own semi-private beach, or short walk or bike ride to miniature golf and waterpark, The Happy Heron is a destination, where you don't have to get back in your car once you've arrived.

This beach house comes furnished with TV's in each room, most every board and card game known to man (and child), an extensive movie collection and dedicated arts & crafts area for the kids. Two large separated living areas offer the perfect amount of peace and quiet for the adults and kids, and the single-story ranch floor plan avoids any cumbersome stairs. A combined kitchen and dining area offers the perfect place to hang out, and the kitchen table seats 10 comfortably. The house furnishings have been recently updated, with a 'Pottery Barn' look and feel throughout. This is the perfect home for two families or one family bringing along the Grandparents for a great Family Vacation. It would also be great for three couples. Great for family vacations and snowbirds as the kitchens are exceptionally stocked and furnished for large family/holiday meals and long term stays.

The large kitchen spills into the recently updated outside living area (1300 sq ft) which includes one of the largest pools & spas in NFB, an abundance of deck space and 6’ privacy fence. The street is lined with a canopy of oak trees, and the front of the house insulated by a city-zoned park, promoting one of the most peaceful sections of North Forest Beach.

Address: 12 Heron Street, HHI, SC 29928

In summary:

• Three Bedrooms – 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Sets of Bunks (4 Beds)

• Sleeper Sofa in large living room

• Two Separate Living Areas (Living Room and Den), both with large TV’s and plenty of seating area (119 channels of cable)

• Fully stocked kitchen, washer and dryer

• Two full baths

• 220 Steps to the Sand (5th House from Beach)

• Five blocks to Coligny Plaza… bike path access just steps outside of front door

• 40’ Heated Pool and 8’ Hot Tub (Spa)

• 1300 Square feet of private outdoor living area (decking, furniture and bike rack)

• Free wireless internet

• Golf Packages available at additional cost

Guest Convenience: We've hired a management company to make sure that the house is cleaned, you have fresh towels and linens prior to your arrival, and the pool and surrounding areas are ready for your enjoyment. If you need any assistance while you are staying in our home, they are there to help. We have covered the expense of this benefit; thus, no cost to our guest.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

We've always loved the beach and have been 'beach people'. It probably dates back many years when my parents took our family to Litchfield (S. Myrtle) each summer, where we rented a house, and did everything beach... ride waves, build sand castles, steam crabs, and enjoy spending time with family. I met my wife on another beach, Manhattan Beach (Los Angeles) playing beach volleyball. When we moved back to the East Coast, we always knew we wanted a beach house, and Hilton Head, specifcally, North Forest Beach was a perfect fit.

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Beautiful -3BR/2BA Vacation Home - Great backyard w/pool, close to beach
-(843) 247-4814 (South Carolina, USA)
Forest Beach Hilton Head
Greenfield, Indiana

The Happy Heron was Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
This was a second Winter to stay at The Happy Herron, and will return in 2015. Pictures cannot describe how beautiful this home is. The pool area is where you will be at the MOST, unless you are at the beach which is ONLY 5 homes away. The home is immaculate. A rain day in the Happy Herron is a good day! They have ALL types of games and activities for you to use. They also have a LARGE(over 100) vcr tapes....for your use.
Many restraunts close at Coligny Square along with grocery stores. Ideal for anyone who wants some special time at the beach.
I am a Snow Bird and it will be our 3rd year there.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful -3BR/2BA Vacation Home - Great backyard w/pool, close to beach
-(843) 247-4814 (South Carolina, USA)
Forest Beach Hilton Head

Spring Break

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the Happy Heron during spring break. The house was exactly as advertised and all was clean and in good working order. The two highlights for our family were the heated pool/spa which were perfect for our kids (8 and 5) and the library of movies. We ended up watching a lot of kids I watched when I was their age. The house is easy walking distance to the beach as well as the shops, restaurants, etc. at Coligny Plaza. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: May 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Beautiful -3BR/2BA Vacation Home - Great backyard w/pool, close to beach
-(843) 247-4814 (South Carolina, USA)
Forest Beach Hilton Head

Wonderful Memories at the Happy Heron

  • 5 of 5
This is a great property to rent for a family. The pool is awesome! It is definitely close proximity to the beach and Coligny Plaza. We had fun taking our bikes to the Plaza each day and also riding all around SeaPines Resort. The grocery store (Piggly Wiggly) in Coligny Plaza is also just a bike ride away for those small items you may have forgotten. The beach area available within walking distance from the house is very nice! We did have a small issue with the cleanliness of the property when we arrived but it was resolved first thing the next day and we also recieved a complimentary mid-week cleaning. The only thing that I would mention that is less than perfect is the mattresses. They are a bit hard and uncomfortable. Other than that....PERFECT!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful -3BR/2BA Vacation Home - Great backyard w/pool, close to beach
-(843) 247-4814 (South Carolina, USA)
Forest Beach Hilton Head
Marietta, GA

Fantastic hidden gem on Forest Beach

  • 5 of 5
Great location near the beach (1 minute walk) and shopping (2 minute bike ride); new pool with separate spa/hot tub provides great sanctuary when returning from the beach. Beach access area was very private & quiet during Memorial Day week - while the rest of the island was swamped with people, we had the place essentially to ourselves.

House has great amenties including a large rec room for family movie time & lounging. New furtniture throughout, 4 bunk beds. 2 adult beds, 2 full baths, plenty of space. Poolside deck is spacious with umbrella-covered patio furniture & large gas grill for cooking out. Everything is on ground level as well - which helps unloading/loading the car...

Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Beautiful -3BR/2BA Vacation Home - Great backyard w/pool, close to beach
-(843) 247-4814 (South Carolina, USA)
Forest Beach Hilton Head

Very happy at the Happy Heron!

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 8 (4 kids, 4 adults acting like kids) had a wonderful time at the Happy Heron. The house was very clean and well equipped. We had a great time by the pool and the beach was a very short walk away. The two living rooms were for the kids, and one for the grown ups! A great house for a family or two to enjoy!
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive feedback, as we're glad you enjoyed your time on HHI and your stay at The Happy Heron.

Beautiful -3BR/2BA Vacation Home - Great backyard w/pool, close to beach
-(843) 247-4814 (South Carolina, USA)
Forest Beach Hilton Head
Woodstock, GA

  • 5 of 5
Our family visited in early Fall 09...we had a fantastic time. We went with a few friends and their children and there was more than enough room for all. The kids had a super time with both the beach and the pool...having both options was a homerun! The Heron has everything a family needs to feel right at home...we will be back.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


From the Owner

There's no better place than Hilton Head for a beach vacation or golf trip: -beautiful beaches -close to Atlanta -many, many golf courses -plenty of tennis courts -quiet and peaceful -super nice people -an established Island with plenty of shopping and fun things to do

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Hilton Head Island Airport at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Route 95 at 25 Miles Nearest Point of Interest : Coligney Nearest Point of Interest : Beach Nearest Point of Interest : Beach Volleyball Nearest Point of Interest : Outlet Mall (Shop-A-Holics Welcome) Nearest Point of Interest : Bike Path

Hilton Head Island is the home of the nationally renowned Harbourtown Lighthouse and the best golf and tennis in the country. Located on North Forest Beach on Hilton Head Island, the home is in a very private residential area. Access to the beach is very limited so it is never crowded. A short walk takes you to shopping and many different restaurants. The island area has many golf courses, tennis, fitness centers, two outlet malls, four star restaurants, and many national retailers. Grocery shopping is very economical and there are many choices if you choose to cook in. A one hour drive takes you to beautiful Savannah or Beaufort, both historical cities with beautiful antebellum homes. Two hours takes you to Charleston.


From $253 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 25 2015 - Jun 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Reservation fee $50.00 + Tax
  • Cleaning fee $150.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Tax Rate 10.0%

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Updated: May 27, 2015


From the Owner

We absolutely love our beach home (The Happy Heron), as it's conviently located on Heron Street. It's a single story (no stairs) with plenty of room for two families, and the two living rooms (dens) are set-up perfectly to give the kids and adults plenty of quiet time. We've put some serious focus into the backyard, and converted it into a private oasis... 1300 sq ft of deck, with a 40' pool (salt) and an 8 person hot tub. If you're looking for a quiet nights sleep, you're going to the right place, as the house is insulated with a town-zoned park (4.5 acres). Hilton Head is known for it's bike paths, and our front yard empties onto a path that will take you for miles, from Sea Pines to Port Royal. Finally, when you just don't want to cook, walk a short 5 blocks and you're in the downtown of Hilton Head, Coligny, and ready to enjoy 60+ shops and restaurants.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (1) McRoskey King Mattress, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio

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