1 OHC-Hilton Head- Your Own Private Island

  • Private Island in Hilton Head Island

1 OHC-Hilton Head- Your Own Private Island

Private Island in Hilton Head Island
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  • From: $322 per night

Property Details

Imagine staying on your own b private island!! It’s private and affordable!! Bring your own boat or we will get you there and back for no extra charge!! It’s a vacation of a lifetime!! We are featured on Netflix Island Getaways!.

Unlike any place you've stayed before. Old House Cay is a series of Private Islands that boast all the comforts of home, including a totally off-grid home, built in 2010. You can bring your own boat and keep it at our private dock.

Accessible only by boat (we'll take you there and back on our boat), it's a truly private and quintessential Lowcountry South Carolina property. Enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, or lounging around with a book, a cocktail, or your friends. Although you're only 10 minutes from Hilton Head Island, you'll feel miles away.
The space
The word is out about The Private Islands of Old House Cay! Check out our feature online at Culture Trip! Search "Private Islands" on their website and read about us in "Entire U.S. Islands You Can Rent on Airbnb for the Perfect Getaway.

Valid ID and credit card are required for check-in. All properties are non-smoking. Smoking in the property will result in a $500 restoration fee. The damage waiver does not cover damage caused by smoking. Minimum rental age is 25. Guests unaccompanied by a person or persons over the age of 25 will be evicted without any refunds. No pets are allowed unless specifically permitted and in a pet-friendly property. Guests with unauthorized pets will be evicted and incur a $250 cleaning fee.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

2 Single Beds


Cleaning or safety practice

  • Disinfectant is used when cleaning the property
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used


  • Books
  • DVD
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dining Table
  • Free wifi
  • Kitchen Island


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Hospital


  • Near Ocean
  • Waterfront


  • Canoe
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Gas Grill
  • Kayak
  • Veranda


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector


  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming


  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic



1 Old House Cay
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of reservation greater than 30 days before arrival are charged a 20% cancellation fee. Cancellation of reservation less than 30 days before arrival are non- refundable.

Deposit Policy

On half of the nightly room rate is collected to confirm your reservation. The balance will be processed 30 days before your arrival date.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

12 Guest Reviews

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"Airbnb Review #907239628533601725 #201382"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #201382


The place is awesome. The house is comfortable and very private.
We brought our own boat and ended up finding the place on our own because we were told to put the boat in at the incorrect ramp. If you are bringing your own boat make sure you have directions to the island ahead of time. We lost about an hour due to this miscommunication. The island was only a 10 minute boat ride.
Highly recommend overall.

"Airbnb Review #896417702871222408 #198989"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #198989


Place was exactly as described. Location was clean got tour of what to do and where things were when we arrived. Did plenty of fishing and crabbing and really enjoyed our stay. Solar cut out a few times possibly due to rain and heavy clouds. Very enjoyable stay overall and would do it again.

"Airbnb Review #892093540518592664 #198455"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #198455


We had a blast on this beautiful property. It is very quiet and peaceful. We loved catching crabs and fish off the dock. The tower is a great spot to relax in the breeze with a cocktail. Will book once a year for sure!

"Airbnb Review #887012876846371160 #198037"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #198037


We enjoyed our stay to the fullest at Old House Cay! Such a peaceful location. We had easy access to Harbor Town, Dafuskie, Boat docks with our boat from the house. The Observation tower was a great place to watch the sunset. The kitchen was perfectly sized as were the bedrooms. We loved the outdoor shower and the firepit! We would love to book this place again.

"Airbnb Review #881189490477556041 #197087"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #197087


Everything was fantastic, only note is that the off-grid power system was a little spotty during our stay.

"Airbnb Review #873214294993550762 #196501"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #196501


Beautiful, extremely unique location, we had an incredibly relaxing stay. I highly recommend the location.

The warnings about boat access and planning accordingly are valid. I recommend you plan for a private boat ($270 round trip) if you don't want to be on the island the entire stay.

Had some challenges with the check in schedule (I think the organization that manages this wasn't well set up to handle last minute bookings). Also an initial issue with water and power - but worked through on the next day. Overall an excellent trip. We appreciate the opportunity to stay here, and recommend it!

"Airbnb Review #865235347387547914 #194169"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #194169


After seeing this rental on one of my daughters’ and my favorite Netflix series, we had to rent it! It was an incredibly beautiful house and island. Would highly recommend a long weekend with a couple of couples

"Airbnb Review #845656019271362418 #191302"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #191302


Had an incredible stay here with some friends. Would definitely recommend staying for at least a few days in order to take everything in. The hosts were kind and helpful all throughout the booking process and the stay.

"Airbnb Review #841348378042977721 #191018"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #191018


Old House Cay is a truly unique experience!! Our family had a wonderful time! The hosts were responsive and very helpful. If you’re looking to get off grid with the comforts of home, this is your place!

A few tips:
-bring lots of drinking water
-if you’re planning on leaving the island for an excursion during the trip (we went to HHI and rode bikes!) the chartered boat is very expensive $135+ each way for a 5 min ride across the bay..
-bring bug spray!
-there were lots of condiments, spices, etc. no need to bring all that stuff
-there is an AUX cord for music using the old headphone jack! Bring a dongle if you want to use their great sound system!
-plan ahead, you truly are on an island with no way to shore without a boat— think through your flight times, etc. and don’t cut it too close if there’s a delay in the pickup / drop off

"Airbnb Review #837743669816099121 #190117"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #190117


Highly recommend this unique vacation experience!! Island exceeded our expectations! Having wine and a S’mores package waiting for us was a nice touch as well as the fire pit being ready to go! All we had to do was light it up. Kitchen is very well equipped. Boat driver gave us a nice walking tour of the island and made sure we had any questions we had answered before leaving us. We relaxed and unplugged! So quiet and peaceful! My favorite part of the island was the private beach. We enjoyed having picnic lunches at the tower, walks, sunbathing, naps in the hammock, reading, watching sunsets, eating S’mores, and relaxing by the fire. Outdoor shower was cold but refreshing on a hot day and a unique experience! Loved seeing the dolphins. Saw lots of different kinds of birds, a stingray, little crabs, and anoles. Just my husband and I but we are looking forward to coming back with our kids!

"Airbnb Review #800798729551609027 #186269"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #186269


Location is amazing! A great place to disconnect. All of comforts of home are included except food. Many adventures available locally by boat. This place will be hard to beat!

"Airbnb Review #691243029147445035 #167260"

by Review from Airbnb Guest #167260


Great spot! We loved how relaxing it was and the multiple spaces to enjoy. We packed water based on other reviews and we are glad we did, the well water is drinkable but tastes like the well. We also packed beach towels- which we didn’t need, they are offered. The house is very quiet at night, peaceful as could be! That said, earplugs were helpful for those of us going to bed earlier than others since the noise really travels. We were so glad we brought our boat for easy transportation and water activities. The current in front of the dock is incredibly strong and not safe for youngsters or weak swimmers to just jump in, so we were thankful to have our boat. Things like fishing poles and kayaks were on premise, which was a nice touch. We loved this rustic-ish stay. Comfortable, fun & beautiful!

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