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Property Details

Updated: May 18, 2015
Open concept, granite counters, porcelain flooring, private setting, near beach

Features include:

-Bright cheery decor with open concept - living room, dining room kitchen.

-Stylishly decorated during the renovation with granite and travertine counter tops in the bathrooms and kitchen area, porcelain flooring throughout, new oversized windows, custom window treatments and carefully chosen furniture to compliment each room.


Master suite is very large with queen bed, an enormous walk-in closed, tall chest with plenty of drawers and of course the oversize master bath with a walk-in shower, and double vanity with travertine top.

Bedroom #2 has a queen bed, loads of drawer space for storage and a large closet. Decorated with a nautical theme.

Bedroom #3 designed with children in mind. outfitted with bunk beds with a trundle for the 3rd bed and ample closet and drawer space. The room is decorated in a beach theme to please the young.

There is a flat screen TV in each bedroom as well as a larger flat screen TV in the living room. All TV reception is from DISH.

Broadband WIFI (wireless only) is available throughout the house.

Parking. Being a private home on a large lot, parking is never a problem. There is room for two cars to park in the car port under the house.

The house is situated in the middle of a very large lot which affords privacy for your backyard BBQ, or just enjoying the peace and quite surrounded by the giant pine trees. Perhaps you may even get the see the bald eagle that frequents the large tree next to the house. He has been seen on the same limb several times having his dinner.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are Mitch and Betty Sue Ratliff. Upon reading our Love Story listed in part here you will know a little something about us. It is our pleasure in life to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and to serve our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Here is part of our story. “Mitch when relocated to Roanoke Virginia with his wife of 30 years. His wife became very ill shortly after their arrival and was hospitalized with the diagnosis of terminal liver cancer. Betty Sue, a widow and a nurse working at the cancer center became acquainted with Mitch’s wife by being her nurse and conducting bible studies with her. When Mitch’s wife realized that she would not survive, she urged him to marry again, and suggested that he consider someone like Betty Sue. After his wife passed away, Mitch was deeply depressed. His daughter who also knew Betty Sue through the bible study urged him to communicate with her since she was also depressed about the loss of her husband. With much hesitation, Mitch & Betty Sue finally met for coffee. It was at this point that The Lord intervened. After a short romance their hearts were united and Aurora (new beginning) was created for them. God is good.”

Our union has prospered now for 22 years during which time we have dedicated ourselves to serving the Lord. Our home (Aurora Manor) in Bedford County Virginia was built twelve years ago and is dedicated to servings God’s people. The primary focus is on providing a place for traveling missionaries and their families. Although it’s proximity to Liberty University has generated a ministry to the University students particularly those who have goals to become missionaries. We are now looking to see what the Lord will have us do in South Carolina with our newly purchased beach home. We hope to have it used as a place of rest and replenishment for our brothers and sisters in Christ, Pastors, Missionaries and even for small church retreats.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Mitch and Betty, what a wonderful time we had staying in you new Hilton Head Island beach home. We especially enjoyed the closeness to the two parks and our ability to walk to and fro. The Burk’s Beach walk way at the Marriott Surf Watch was fantastic. Jim enjoyed looking at the many birds and reading the many posting on the boardwalk about the estuary system. Of course we made great daily use of the bikes you so graciously provided for our use. Jim as a Boy Scout leader is already making plans for how he can return with a few of his scouts. (Since your home can sleep 10 people, would that be ok?) On another note, Betty it is so obvious that you are an expert in decoration and design. The house’ interior design provides complete openness for great family activities. I cannot tell you what a pleasure it is to be in this fantastic home. God has surely blessed you and Mitch. Thank you for sharing with us.
Nov 2012
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8 Reviews

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-(540)529-0101(Virginia, USA)
Burkes Beach Hilton Head

Making Memories

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Hilton Head and 9 Bradley Circle was the perfect place to stay for our spring break vacation. We shared the house with friends and there was plenty of room for the 7 of us. The house was clean, comfortable and very affordable. Our kids had a blast playing in the yard and riding bikes to the park to play basketball and soccer. The house is in a great location. Private yet close to the beach and parks and a quick car ride to the shops, restaurants and attractions. A short walk along the boardwalk and we were building sand castles, jumping waves, boogie boarding and enjoying the ocean. Not only is the house beautiful, but it had all the toys (bikes, sand toys, boogie boards, beach chairs etc) for added fun. The boys especially appreciated the satellite TV so they did not miss the Detroit Tigers opening day baseball game. We had beautiful weather and enjoyed so many things that Hilton Head has to offer. The owners are kind and very helpful. We have treasured memories that will last a life time. We hope to come back soon and would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
-(540)529-0101(Virginia, USA)
Burkes Beach Hilton Head
Gap Mills, WV


  • 5 of 5
This house feels like home! Everything you might need is there. Home is in excellent condition and very clean! Owners are kind caring people who generously help others and desire to serve our Lord. This home is affordable beyond anything comparable as the owners hope their home will be a blessing to families. I cannot say enough good things about the entire situation. If you wish to have a wonderful home away from home and desire to deal with amazing Christian people....this is the one! Beach access is easy and the grill was great! Having a yard at the beach was the best and we made s'mores by the fire pit every night. Stores and restaurants are close but the home has privacy. It is an awesome combination.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments about us and our home. You have truly captured our motivation. Our goal is to serve The Lord by serving His people. God blessed us with our home in Hilton Head Island and we honor Him by sharing it with others. We are blessed to know that your family and others can enjoy.
-(540)529-0101(Virginia, USA)
Burkes Beach Hilton Head
Lynchburg, VA

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time! The house was very clean and in excellent condition - just like in the pictures. the backyard wasn't as great as we thought it would be, but that's fine since there were so many other things to do. The proximity to the beach was great, too, since it only took a few minutes to walk there. We all enjoyed riding bicycles around the area - some we brought, some that were at the house (chains came off two of the bikes, but we got them back on), and some rented. The owners were very helpful before we arrived with answering questions and giving suggestions of things to do there since we'd never visited Hilton Head before. It was all a very good experience and I would definitely recommend this particular vacation house to others.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our Beach home. It is our goal for all our guest to have a great time and build memories that last.
-(540)529-0101(Virginia, USA)
Burkes Beach Hilton Head
Princess Anne, MD

Hilton Head Lover

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I plus 2 adult children stayed for 5days and enjoyed our stay. It certainly is well stocked with kitchen appliances and gadgets so that eating in is not a problem. The house is way from some of the restaurants and attractions that we like but it is walking distance to the beach. We enjoyed our time there so much that we are going back in July.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
-(540)529-0101(Virginia, USA)
Burkes Beach Hilton Head

Great retreat for larger families

  • 5 of 5
We have spent the month of September on HHI for the past several years and in 2013 came across this gem. Mitch & Betty Sue were a delight to work with and their home is beyond comfortable. There was plenty of room for us and our 4 children, and we also had grandparents and cousins come in for visits. We were SO close to the beach, we didn't even miss not having a pool. It was so nice to just pop down to the beach for a sunrise, or spend several hours & run home for sandwiches. It was so nice to have the bikes; the kids loved venturing around on them and playing at the nearby parks. Another wonderful perk was the quiet and seclusion of the property. Even though it is close to shops and restaurants, it was nice to just hear the birds in the morning (don't have this pleasure when you rent a condo!). We hope to be back next September!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
-(540)529-0101(Virginia, USA)
Burkes Beach Hilton Head
Lenoir, NC

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5
Staying at Aurora Manor South was a great experience! This beautiful, newly remodeled home is in a very quiet neighborhood with trees all around to make it a private, relaxing get-away. The interior decor and outdoor landscaping add a sense of warmth and hospitality.

The boardwalk to the beach is just a short walk from the house and the wagon allows you to easily transport your supplies.

Our teens enjoyed exploring the island with the bikes that are provided and playing tennis at the nearby courts.

The owners, Mitch and Betty Sue, are very conscientious and strive to offer each guest a top-notch experience in their home. The property manager, Jim, was quick to respond to our needs.

We highly recommend Aurora Manor South!
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

It was a difficult task to find our perfect place on Hilton Head Island since the entire island is most desirable. We wanted a house where 8-10 people could comfortable sleep and one that would be in a private setting, yet be a short walk to the beach. It needed to also be convenient to shopping and the many island amenities, including parks and playgrounds. Praise God, we found it. Our new beach home (Aurora Manor South) has all those features. Being located next to the Marriott Surf Watch Resort on a dead end street. We have the privacy of the dead end street and a house surrounded by large pine trees and vegetation providing complete privacy for the house. and a bonus of sharing the beach access with Marriott Surf Watch Resort including full use of the boardwalk and the bar and grill located at the edge of the sand. Oh! yes, Aurora Manor South is less than a 5 minute walk from two of the best parks on the island. Hilton Head's newest and biggest park Chaplin Park is one of these and there we have access to basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, large shaded children's playgrounds, walking/biking trails and even a fenced in doggy park...ALL FREE OF CHARGE! All this and still centrally located, only a short drive away from Hilton Head's best shopping, dining and world-famous golf courses. We feel totally blessed with this fabulous home and location.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Hilton Head 4 miles - Savanah/Hilton Head Internat at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Marriott beach bar & Grill at beach entrance at 0.25 Miles Nearest Golf : Numeruouse Hilton Head Courses 2-10 miles at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : US 278 at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Burke's Beach 300 yards. Car: recommended

Our beach home is just a short walk (3-4 minutes) on a beautiful wooden boardwalk shared by the Marriott Surf Watch Resort to the sand (unless you stop at the beach bar for a cool drink or snack on the way). We also have a wonderful playground just down the street and through the woods (a 3-4 minute walk). Hilton Head Island’s new world class recreational park with tennis, basketball, soccer, and walking trails (use is totally free) is only a short walk in the other direction (less than 5 minutes). If you like to catch your own seafood, bring you line and catch some blue crabs in Foley Creek (5-10 minute walk). Less than one mile away you will find a fun mini-golf course and an adventure center for kids. We are also steps away from the bike path that will take you on family friendly trails which wind across the island. Just a bike ride or short car ride away you will find Shelter Cove Marina which has boating, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, a grocery store, shops, a mall, and many dining and entertainment options. Hilton Head’s world famous golf courses are very convenient to the home. Our home is centrally located and is the best place on the island to be. It's convenient to everything the island has to offer!


From $275 Per night

Rental rates

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May 23 2015 - Sep 12 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Tax Rate 10.0%
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Updated: May 18, 2015


From the Owner

Very private. Nestled in tall pines on a dead end street. Private, but only 300 yards to the ocean. Walking to the beach across estuary on the board walk is a treat in itself. Many tropical birds and plants can be seen on each trip to the beach. The beach tends to be less crowded than other areas on the island. Being between two fantastic parks for participating in virtually all sports is fantastic. Tennis anyone.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
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  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Ocean View


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1700 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Large walk-in shower, double vanity. Handicape accessable.
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Located in hall way adjacent to bedrooms 2 and 3.
  • Master bath Bathroom 1 is new with oversized toilet, large walk-in shower and twin vanity with new cherry wood cabinetry. Hall bath adjacent to bedrooms 2 and 3 has a tub shower combo. This makes it easy for bathing the little ones.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Large walk-in closet. Loads of drawer space.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Nautical theme
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed, these extra sturdy bunks have a trundle bed below lower bunk
  • Sleeping 10 people is not a problem. Two queen bedrooms, 3 or more children in the bunk bed room using trundle bed, Queen sleep sofa w/foam mattress in living room and love seat sleeper (makes quarter size bed) also in living room.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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