Property Description Choose 4 Or 5 Bdr in low season. Reduced pricing for 4 bedroom configuration
To book more than 51 weeks out you must inquire with owner. Cancellation policy for rentals is >90 days pay 7%, >45 days pay 50%. After 45 days, no refund. Palmetto Dunes charges $25 per car per week ($40 for two weeks)
Ocean's Gem is exactly that - a pristine house with a pristine view of the ocean thru huge windows that make you feel like you are outside every minute of your stay.
Ocean’s Gem at Palmetto Dunes Beach Resort is breathtaking. (The views are what you dream of when you dream of the ideal destination vacation. ) The sparkling Atlantic is right outside your door & you have private access to the white sands beach. The entire ocean-facing wall is widow after window – all of them Anderson Coastal windows, tinted so that you don’t get to much heat from the sun, & don’t have to close the blinds in the evening to protect the Loggerhead turtles on the beach. Sunrise is spectacular from most rooms in the house. 3 of the 5 bedrooms (all with private baths) have ocean-facing balconies or decks & the other two bedrooms have window seats with ocean views.
The recent $1,00,000 upgrade included upgraded kitchen & dining room contents, all new pillows & bedding, new pots/pans, glassware & art. We replaced the aging pool heater with a new 2X sized ocean front enclosed heater to speed heating and avoid most mechanical issues; & replaced all 4 HVAC units for better cooling (also spray foamed the attics for temperature control.) We added a 5th bedroom with 2 queen beds.
Here is a list of other recent upgrades:
1. Added a Sleep Number bed in the master bedroom, dual controls
2. Upgraded to an optional 5th bedroom to sleep 10 or 14, your choice
3. Changed 1 upstairs oceanfront to a king
4. Put in a 10’ dining room table with 14 chairs
5. Upsized the pool heater 2x
6. New Thermidor gas stove top
7. Installed 4 new comfort height soft close toilet seats.
8. Built two car garage
9. A garbage room under the house
10. An elevator
11. A parnter's desk on the ocean for work or play
12. A glass fence on pool patio
13. Alarm system with 1 touch emergency calls
14. A 65” Family Room TV, ceiling track & swivel with Blue Ray DVD, DVR
15. Created a shaded or sunny pergola get away
16. Redid all pots/planters, cut down trees, trim oceanfront to improve view
17. New paver driveway & walkway to rear
18. Clear path to rear on right & built in steps/landscaped
19. New food pantry, cleaning pantry & coat closet
20. New second floor laundry
21. New first floor laundry. Installed Jentle Jet ‘Delicates’ sink
22. Replaced faucets in bathrooms
23. Add new cupboard in kitchen over bar 6/14
24. Fill, sand & polished all tile floors
25. New lighting/outlets throughout house, patio & yard
26. New outdoor lit grill, tiled outdoor bar
27. New rug in the family room
28. New high end furniture in family room, seating in Living Room
29. Painted the entire place after power washing
30. Refinished wood floors & Doors
There are many many more, but you get the idea.
THE BEACH IS IN YOUR BACKYARD – SUNRISE IS GLORIOUS
The backyard is an oasis. The grassy area just this side of the beach is ideal for playing bocce or badminton, & a large travertine patio faces the ocean. The pool (37’ x 12’ feet) is gorgeous, with infinity edge & integrated spa, enclosed by freestanding glass fencing. The patio is lit by LED lights for enjoyment at night without bothering the loggerhead turtles. Ocean’s Gem has an outdoor kitchen complete with a bar, & sink, a great Delta Heat grill, bar seating for 5 and table and chairs for six.
There are poolside chaise for your comfort, & a table & chairs too. The patio is it for evening use. The beach is so close that you can wander there in less than a minute, using your private beach access. The small dunes off the back of the lawn are a nesting place for the loggerhead turtles. There is a shower & foot shower on your return from the beach to help avoid bringing sand into your living area and there is a place by the dune to hang your hammock.
We just completed a major landscaping overhaul, cutting down years of accumulated bushes & debris that was blocking the ocean views & trees that were making the house too dark. The views are now largely unimpeded & truly breathtaking.
PREFER TO WATCH THE SUNSET?
The other side of the house has an Italianate patio complete with grapevine-covered pergola, arches & columns & a beautiful terrazzo floor. This large patio is in the shade during the day & is an idyllic place to sit & read or just watch the sun go down. We added a table & four chairs & two chaises for your enjoyment
The gourmet kitchen is loaded with every convenience. The double ovens make cooking for a large crowd a breeze. The new Thermidor stove is a 5 burner with ultra low simmer (read the instructions please). There is a large Viking fridge, a wine fridge, a new full size fridge downstairs & beverage fridge upstairs. There are ice makers in the freezers as well as a freestanding under-counter ice maker. We have just replaced all the cutlery & pots & pans (with Al Clad Emeril series cookware). I’ve added a turkey roaster, lemon & lime crushers & numerous other kitchen gadgets since I plan to live here 4 months every year. There is lots of cupboard space with an additional new double pantry for guests down the hall to the new laundry room (featuring a Jentle Jet ‘Delicates’ sink). We also feature a stocked Martha Stewart wrapping station for you convenience. The kitchen bar seats 4.
The newly remodeled Starfish Master bedroom (sleeps 2) is almost decadent. With a private double couch on covered deck facing the ocean, a gas fireplace facing the king sized bed (fee) & a bathroom designed for your every enjoyment . The ‘Roman’ bath has a Jacuzzi tub, a walk in shower with glass wall, a separate commode (comfort height soft close toilet seat) & bidet, two closets, safe, double sinks, vanity seating area & lots of lights & mirrors. We have installed a dual control sleep number type king bed in this room for your enjoyment.
In the off season you can choose to pay for 4 (sleep 10) or 5 BDR (sleep 14) depending on your group’s size & what time of year it is. An upstairs bar with fridge in the balcony services the 4 upstairs bedrooms.
The Aqua Palm Ocean Facing King (sleeps two) has an ocean-facing balcony with double chaise & spectacular ocean view. There is a new 42” flat screen TV. The private bath has double sinks, a large walk in shower & bathtub combo & a separate commode. There is a chair with ottoman & reading lamp for a quiet get away spot with a great view.
There is a SeaShell Queen (sleeps two) ocean facing bedroom identical to the Palm bedroom with large ocean facing balcony with double chaise, glass panels to enhance your view, double chaise on the deck. The room has a large private bath with a vanity where you can sit. There is a 50” flat screen television, a large closet & a chair & ottoman with lamp so that you can read while enjoying the view of the ocean. Whether you want to just enjoy the cool visual hues of the electric fireplace or add the heat option on a cold night, the fireplace makes this room a beautiful get away.
The Coral (Double Queen sleeps 4) Bedroom has 2 queen beds & a large private bath with a shower/tub combo. Elevated windows provide lots of natural light in both the bedroom & the bath. There is an bump out window w/2chairs & narrow ocean view.
The Turtle Bedroom, another double queen bedroom (sleeps 4) (1 queen, 1 Murphy queen bed) and private bath with walk in shower. The Murphy bed can be hidden if you prefer. There is an extended window seat with ocean view.
THE LIVING SPACES
The breakfast nook feels like it is outside. Surrounded by tall windows on 3 sides it is a sunny morning place to enjoy your coffee. It features a large round glass that seats six, & has a transparent base that lights up at night.
The Family room is an open configuration with new large comfortable chairs & couches to enhance your comfort. The TV is an electronic marvel featured on Houzz, with a track so it can slide to the location you prefer, & then swivels 360 degrees for superb viewing from any room. Blue Ray DVD, DVR, upgraded to premium TV channels & Apple Tv, On Demand (purchases to be billed to your credit card once we receive the Time Warner Cable bill). There is free high speed Internet.
The Living room is wall-to-wall tall ocean facing windows. It’s all sun, sky & sand that stretch out before you in an uninterrupted panorama. Even the fireplace has a glass flue so that nothing impedes the view. There is a high-end stereo with remote controls & a large CD library.
The Dining Room features an exquisite glass table supported by seashell-encrusted bases. Handmade & yet fully protected, it is an Oceanside masterpiece. Of a 10' x 4' glass table seating 14. There is a buffet full of all those things you might need to serve a special dinner: crystal glassware, designer plates, silver candelabra & limoncello glasses.
New LAUNDRIES & GARAGE. FREE SHUTTLE
Hidden in a back corner so that you don’t have to listen to the washer & dryer is a new large laundry with in wall ironing board, a Jentle Jet Delicates Washing tub & lots of cupboard space.
There is a new guest pantry with lots of pull out shelves, a stepladder, space for bulky paper towels etc. In the new guest coat closet where you will find umbrellas & the new vacuum. There is a guest bath on the main floor.
You can park 2 cars in the new garage, & we moved all of the garbage/recycle bins to anew garbage room with separate access for the garbage guys to use. Palmetto Dunes limits you to 6 car passes.
We (RentThisGem..com) have two other rental gems sleeping between 12 & 23: Pelican's Perch & Sandpiper's Nook
Come stay with us and experience a real Ocean's Gem
BedroomsThe Coral Bedroom
Double Queen with private bath, window seat with ocean view
The Starfish Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom - spacious, private deck, huge bath
The Palm Bedroom
The Palm Bedroom upstairs, private glass walled balcony bath
The Turtle Bedroom: optional 5th BDR sleeps 4
Optional 5th bedroom with two queens, window seat
The Sunrise Queen
Large Queen with private balcony w chaise, private bath
You can rent this house as either a four bedroom or a five bedroom house depending on the time of year. The four bedroom sleeps 10 and the 5 bedroom sleeps 14. Rates are different - see jpg with all rates in photos. it is the last photo. or go to www.RentThisGem . com and click on rates. Each bedroom has new pillows, bedspreads, mattress pads and 3 have new beds in 2013
BathroomsThe Palm Bath
toilet, combination tub/shower
Large with double sinks, private commode, lots of storage
The bathrooms are generally large if not huge (the master) and have been recently upgraded. We took out one of the half baths on the main floor and upgraded to a large laundry and added a guest pantry and cleaning pantry along with a coat closet.
Just put in a new Miele with the 3 racks. Fantastic dishwasher,
Large viking fridge with ice maker in freezer in the kitchen, and a new,
brand new 5 burner Thermidor May 2014,
Double ovens by Dacor,
We had a guest burn up the last one so took the opportunity to build in a bigger one. Had to take a stud out of the back wall to make it work but its really nice.,
4 burner new toaster, coffee grinder, blender,
I live here half of the year, so the kitchen is very well equipped. We've added a turkey pan, blender, new toaster, various and many cooking implements...tell me what we are missing if any,
Dishes & Utensils
New cutlery and dish ware, new wine glasses, champagne glasses and plastic ware for by the pool. Dining room buffet has crystal glasses, 'event' dishes, silver candelabra and more,
Gourmet kitchen, Viking fridge, half gas half electric stove top, double ovens, under counter ice maker, trash compactor
free domestic calls,
4 separate systems for your heating and cooling comfort,
4 separate systems,
luxury linens and bath towels provided to each guest,
New large main floor utility room with washer and dryer, lots of extra storage for bulky items. Has a Jentle Jet 'Delicates' sink. Second floor laundry added 5/14 and has washer/dryer,
Upstairs is a Whirpool Duet, main floor is Whirlpool,
Gas fireplace in master can be used when heating pool (same gas source) or for a separate fee of $150/week. Living room gas fireplace is decorative only. There is an electric colorful fireplace up,
Passes for Palmetto Dunes are an additional $40/car. 2 under house in garage, 4+ in drive. Parking on street is prohibited,
New 2 car garage under house added May 2014. There is a FREE Dune Buggy to Shelter Cove Marina for shopping, dining al fresco & a great deal of seasonal live entertainment.,
free hi sped wireless, Verizon cell phone booster.,
luxury towels set of two bath, one hand and one washcloth provided for each guest,
Fitness Room / Equipment
we have one but for liability reasons do not have it available for guests,
Iron & Board,
Oceanfront home part of RentThisGem...com family of homes. In award winning Palmetto Dunes. Elevator for opening and closing Day luggage movement and if needed for disabled guests.,
all windows on ocean side - large beautiful living room with a partners desk for games (or work, if you must). Tinted windows are 'turtle friendly'.
Other Amenities No Smoking,
Satellite or Cable,
Washer & Dryer,
Huge movable (on a track) swimmable (360 degrees) flat screen can be viewed from kitchen, family room, living room, breakfast room and dining room. New flat screen TVs in every bedroom.,
Satellite / Cable
Hi end cable system with On Demand and purchasable movies (to guest account),
Hundreds of CDs available for your use. iPod sound docking stain. Apple TV,
Blue Ray DVD in family room. Also a DVR so you can record your favorite shows. DVD players in most bedrooms, have Apple TV,
upstairs bookshelves filled with light reading for your enjoyment,
We stock some new games each year but availability depends on how guests treat them and whether they put all the pieces back. Have children and adult games,
Very large CD library.,
Beach and pool toys are stored near the guest garage next to the elevator.,
Pool / SpaPrivate Pool
Infinity pool with waterfall and integrated spa. New double sized pool heater for fast and efficient heating. Free standing glass fence around pool.,
Deep and contiguous to pool with beautiful ocean views
OutsideLawn / Garden
large lush green lawn, fully landscaped yard,
balconies/patios off three bedrooms on the ocean. The sunrises are fantastic,
Kayak / Canoe
Easily rented on the island - we can provide links or phone numbers,
easy to rent for delivery before you come and pick up after you leave. Just call,
Hilton Head has all kinds of boating available. My RentThisGem . com has links,
Deck / Patio
Extensive (2000 square feet) travertine decks and patios around infinity edge pool and spa with waterfall, enclosed by free standing glass fence. Nice sized yard to croquet etc.,
Water Sports Gear
Easily rented near by. We can provide links or phone numbers,
There are courts inside Palmetto Dunes where you can rent time,
More golf courses on this island than you can imagine. Happy to help with info
I have two other homes that are better equipped for wheelchairs than this one, VRBO 183207 and 320078 or see them side by side Ocean's Gem has a new elevator that would allow access to the main floor (which has the master bedroom, kitchen, laundry, living room). The dining room has 2 steps up. The elevator can go to the top floor as well, making 3 additional bedrooms accessible. To get to the pool you would have to go around the side of the house on the path/grass, or from the breakfast nook it is 5 steps down to the pool. Again - my other two homes are more accessible and equally stunning. On my RentThisGem .com website, I also have a number of disabled friendly links that you might find very useful (things like beach wheelchairs and floating wheelchairs). Here is the link https://www.rentthisgem.com/HiltonHead/Assistance_for_the_Handicapped . html,
Long-term Renters Welcome
NotesOcean’s Gem, a luxury private home won Hilton Head’s singular award for best architectural remodel. We just did a $500,000 upgrade. It is a 4100 square foot house with 2000 square feet of decks balconies and private get a ways, built as a private residence-not a rental. This ocean front gem is a home to delight in. Designed & set up to facilitate your every need, it has rarely been used & only been rented since 2013. With 4 or 5 bedrooms (your choice), 5.5 baths, you can rent it to sleep either 10 or 14. It is elevated 19’ above sea level, the better to enjoy the view. The pool & patio are also elevated, and the Italian travertine facing the ocean hosts a large bar area that seats six, a grill, sink, just off the kitchen & family room. My home sits as close to the beach as you can get - The house is far from the big hotels so that you will not have the massive crowds on the beach that some homes do. This is truly a vacation paradise - named the #1 US Beach by the Huffington Post.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
You can rent this home as either a 4 or a 5 bedroom part of the year, at a discount. The last photo on this listing shows rates by week by configuration for all 3 of my RentThisGem homes - you can rent the house for less money as a 4 bedroom than as a 5 bedroom - see the last photo on VRBO, it is a JPG of the rates for all 3 of my homes for every week of the year. Best way to see the rates all 3 of my homes is at www . RentThisGem .com Events for > occupancy level incur a fee. See "All About Events" at this link: https://rentthisgem.com/HiltonHead/ALL_ABOUT_Events.html
Accidental Damage Coverage is included in the base rate. Palmetto Dunes car pass: $25/car/week additional
Payment Terms: 50% of total plus Agent of Record fee must be paid when the Property is reserved. Guest agrees to pay Owner for any damages or loss in excess of $2500 for non vehiclular, non pet, non malicious coverage included in fees. Accidental damage not including malicious, deliberate or vehicular damage that is reported BEFORE DEPARTURE is covered. Balance of fees are due 45 days prior to rental. Failure to remit balance of fees due 45 days before arrival will result in loss of deposit and loss of reservation.
CANCELLATION FEE If a reservation is cancelled more than 90 days before the arrival date, deposit will be returned less 7% of total rental. If the cancellation occurs 90-46 days from the arrival date, the guest will forfeit the deposit (normally 50%) If cancellation is made 45 days or less from your arrival date, the total rental rate including tax and reservation fee will be forfeited and reservation cancelled