Guest comments

Read what our past guests have to say about the Barber beach house at Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island, SC.

John & Diane's wedding celebration.

Guest: capuch(albany, ny)
Date of Stay: 10/07/12 Review Submitted: 10/15/12

We are always satisfied with rentals from vrbo and this one tops the list! The home is beautiful, clean and very comfortable. It has a great kitchen for the gourmet and the backyard is beautiful with lush foliage surrounding the pool/hot tub area making for a very private setting. The beach is only a short walk away and beach chairs are provided. Gordon and Karen are very helpful and attentive owners. We will definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend 18 Mooring Buoy. Within walking distance are Alexanders which is an upscale restaurant with great food and the Dunes which is right on the beach and has great food at reasonable prices. Recommended for:Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway.


Guest: Iris(Virginia)
Date of Stay: 09/08/12 Review Submitted: 09/23/12

This was our first visit to Hilton Head and the island exceeded our expectations. The home we stayed in was beautiful with great amentities and felt like a home, not a rental. We particularly enjoyed the pool and spa! Gordon and Karen were incredible to work with and quickly answered questions and last minute requests. The house was close to all the Palmetto golf courses and we played and loved all three. It was a perfect time to visit - weather was wonderful and crowds were reduced. It was a great vacation! Recommended for:Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.

We rated it Excellent...and Excellent it was!

Guest: Don and Camille(Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Date of Stay: 08/18/12 Review Submitted: 08/27/12

We had a GREAT time and 18 Mooring Buoy won "hands down" as the best family vacation spot yet. The pool, the hot tub, the bikes, the beach, the area are all so inviting that our time was fully consumed in the great outdoors. The home is lovely and has absolutely everything a vacationing family would want or need. Recommended for:Families with young children, families with teenagers.

Fantastic Week!!

Guest: Peggy(Newtown, CT)
Date of Stay: 06/02/12 Review Submitted: 08/04/12

We rented this lovely home for a wonderful family vaction, and it fulfilled our expectations, and then some. Since we had very small grandchildren we did not want the hassle of carseats, etc., and this home was a very short walk to the beach, the general store and the Dunes House, a casual restaurant right on the beach. I think back now, and realize how quickly the week went by, but at least we will have those wonderful memories for the rest our lives. We would return there in a heartbeat! Recommended for:Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.

Great week at the Barber Beach House!

Guest: Mimi(Gainesville, Georgia)
Date of Stay: 05/12/12 Review Submitted: 08/02/12

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Barber Beach House! Everything we needed was right at hand--bikes, putting green, pool, spa, beach chairs, buggy to carry everything to the beach, and even pool floats. The proximity to the beach was so important to our group since we had toddlers with us and could be back at the house in minutes. Karen is so helpful, prompt and organized sending information and details on everything we needed to know. Clean and well maintained? Just to let you know the pool service was there when we arrived to service the pool/spa and also did a mid-week cleaning. We will certainly want to return as soon as we can. Recommended for:Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

A wonderful family vacation

Guest: Eddy(New Jersey)
Date of Stay: 08/20/11 Review Submitted: 08/01/12

We enjoyed the home's proximity to the beach and to both golf and tennis. My kids loved the nearby bike trails. The home was beautiful, well maintained, clean and spacious. A perfect way to end the summer and a homevthat helped us to enjoy the full Hilton Head experience Recommended for:Families with young children, families with teenagers.

Wonderful house, wonderful vacation

Guest: acw1969(Connecticut)
Date of Stay: 03/31/12 Review Submitted: 08/01/12

This review was written by my 10 year old niece, I think all she was missing was mentioning how lovely the house is and how responsive the owner was to our every need. "We had a great time here and went to the beach and the pool every day. We went to Harbor Town and we saw Greg Russell. I read and enjoyed very much The Quilt. (A book that we have at 18 Mooring Buoy.) This house is chock full of things to do and I am never bored." Recommended for:Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.

Enjoyed Every Minute

Guest: Tom & Rose & Family (Georgia)
Date of Stay: 07/21/12 Review Submitted: 07/30/12

Great place for family activities and relaxation!! Can't say enough about how well we were treated by the owners. We enjoyed every minute of our stay in HHI -the house and all the amenities including the Kayak, bikes, golf, and especially the pool and spa. The deck and BBQ made our stay a delight beyond expectations.

Home away from home - but BETTER!

Guest: Char (Atlanta, Ga.)
Date of Stay: 04/29/12 Review Submitted: 07/26/12

This home is so comfortable! Every morning I sat began the day on the comfortable deck with a cup of coffee. At night we relaxed in the hot tub at the end of a perfect beach day. The rooms are decorated with imagination and good taste, and the large kitchen made it fun for several of us to help prepare meals. This home is well-maintained and included fantastic extras like the bikes, putting green, hot tub, and even corn hole. We would definitely enjoy revisiting this wonderful beach home.

More Than Helpful Owners

Guest: Mighty Ducks (Milton, GA)
Date of Stay: 04/26/12 Review Submitted: 07/25/12

The property description and photos accurately describe this beach house resort. The home is beautifully decorated and equipped for a perfect vacation get away. One of our top travel criteria is to have clean and well-maintained lodging and this property was excellent. The owners were more than helpful in providing directions, location information, and suggestions for great dining, as well as information for grocery shopping to include a local fish market. The property also has many fun outdoor amenities for families of all sizes and ages to include bike riding, bean-bag toss, a putting green, and the beach. We especially enjoyed a late sunset evening in the pool/spa. Also, we found time to venture to the Lighthouse shopping area, the Art Festival and Museum at Honey Horn Plantation and we explored the area of Charles Fraser's Sea Pines. This is a great vacation property. We plan to return and hopefully soon!

Full Endorsement

Guest: Jeanine (Evansville, IN)
Date of Stay: 06/09/12 Review Submitted: 06/25/12

The home was clean, well equipped, and well maintained. Our family had a great time. We enjoyed the pool, the proximity to the beach, the well equipped kitchen and the spacious dining area. I would recommend this property to family and friends.

Great Escape

Guest: dege0022 (Minneapolis, MN)
Date of Stay: 03/17/12 Review Submitted: 04/01/12

From the initial interest I showed in the property to the email I received during my stay the owner showed a genuine interest in making sure my reservation was going well. The house is located in Palmetto Dunes making access to the beach and retail locations. The pool, bikes, beach toys, chairs, putting green and bean-bag game made the the trip more enjoyable. I will always consider going back to Hilton Head, but only if this home is available!

Great House for Beach and Tennis!

Guest: Cliff6 (Atlanta, GA)
Date of Stay: 03/01/12 Review Submitted: 03/14/12

We had a small group of guys come down to play in a tennis tournament at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. This house was perfect for us as it is easier to walk to the courts than it was to drive! (Center was about 200 yards away from the house). The house is also extremely close to the beach, with access either through the main roads or through the backyard. The house was well decorated and there was more than enough room for us. Finally one story that shows how easy it was to work with the owners: after we had left HH, one of the guys realized he had left something at the house. Karen responded quickly and had it shipped to the guy directly within the week. A+ service. We will definitely look to come back next year!

Thank you for sharing your home. Your home was perfect for our family. It has many extras that other rentals lack. Your personal touch and paintings were gorgeous.
Pam B. from Ohio

Your home is absolutely beautiful! We especially enjoyed the deck overlooking the pool and the very short walk to the beach. We also really enjoyed the convenience of using your bikes on the endless bike trails.
Sherri B. from Georgia

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. It is decorated absolutely perfect. We were in Hilton Head for my sister's wedding and everyone was totally impressed with the location, landscaping and convenience to the beach. We are coming back next year and we definately will be staying at your home.
Mindy C. from Missouri

We absolutely love the house. It feels so warm and cozy which is so unlike other rental properties. Our kids had a blast and the house provided great privacy. You enabled us to have a great time and enjoy our children and our grandchildren.
Paula G. from Georgia

This is our third stay in your home and our whole family thoroughly enjoys the house, the pool and the short distance to the beach. It is such a nice place for us to spend time together.
Charlie L. from Georgia

We thoroughly enjoyed your home this past week with its extra amenities...especially the pool and location. The weather was absolutely beautiful. The only problem we had was that the week flew by too fast.
Bob and Mary L. from Kentucky

Our vacation in your lovely home was wonderful. Your beautiful decorative home had every comfort we needed and more. Thank you for the Southern hospitality. We hope to return very soon.
Karin K. from Ohio

Thank you so much for a wonderful place to stay on our family vacation. It really is a homey, bright and wonderfully relaxing home. We loved the pool and of course Palmetto Dunes. It felt like we went to camp with all the activities available to us. We cooked some delicious food on the grill and the round breakfast nook is perfect for a game of family poker.
Barbara G. from Georgia

Thank you so much for allowing our family to vacation together in your wonderful home. These times together are priceless and build such loving and cherished memories. We're grateful for your willingness to share your home with us. We will look back at this summer with fond memories and will always remember 18 Mooring Buoy.
Hope H. from North Carolina

We have been coming to Hilton Head since 1990 and this is our favorite place. The children loved everything and so did we. We hope to come back next year.
Tom and Beth M. from Tennessee

Another wonderful vacation in Hilton Head. Beach was wonderful, shopping bountiful and food plentiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We are headed back to upstate NY. Your paintings in each room are a beautiful touch.
Dina and Bob H. from New York

This is our second year here and we truly love your home. We can definitely feel at home here and see what Christ has done in your life which is so important to our family. We plan to come back.
David and Nancy D. from Tennessee

We ate and played and sand and danced and laughed and giggled. We even celebrated a birthday. At day's end our family felt truly blessed as indeed this house surely is.
Alice P. from North Carolina

Your home is spacious, beautifully furnished and supplied with everything a vacationner at HH could need. The location is perfect and the short jaunt to the beach was just that, a short jaunt. We had a lovely vacation and hope to come back again soon.
Lisa C. from West Virginia

Private heated backyard pool

Main family room
18 Mooring Buoy | Palmetto Dunes Plantation | Hilton Head Island, SC