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bobbiwoz

I'm happy to dance with you!
Joined
Aug 26, 2003
One of the homes you see on the tour belongs to Sallie Ann Robinson. Here’s an article about her.

In the article, you can see her family home surrounded by the beautiful live oak tree. You also can see examples of the wonderful food she cooks, and recipes are in her two cookbooks.

 

cruisin5

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 21, 2001
We loved Daufuskie.

Ferried over with Daufuskie Difference which I must say wasn't great. It was me (53), DH (62) and our "kids" (30 and 20); inside seating on the ferry consisted of what the boys termed "funeral seating". We stood outside for the ride both ways. Lots of people, mostly seniors on a day trip. Like seniors in their 80s. They slid the steps used to board on the back deck in front of the bathroom door then needed to slide it out of the way when someone needed to use the restroom, but doing so blocked the walkway so there were times when someone wanted to get OUT of the bathroom only to find the door wouldn't open. It was a bit disconcerting.

Ferry aside, Daufuskie was great. Booked a 6 person golf cart so no one would need to sit backward. Lunch at Lucy's (we still talk about it). A few art galleries then hit the beach for a bit. Could have learned more about the history but I'll save that for a trip without the "kids".

Lots of dolphins and cannonball jellyfish!

We were on the island for four hours which was just about perfect.
 
  • MrsBooch

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    Mar 13, 2019
    That describes my DH-an avid golfer with a low handicap. The Palmetto Dunes courses have a Disney discount, or at least did last year. However, last year, DH was disappointed in the condition of the PD course he played (I THINK it was Fazio). Actually, Fazio is the most challenging of the 3 courses-elevated greens surrounded by bunkers. Hilton Head National (DH's favorite) and Dolphin Head are the best buys. And of course, if he's seen the Heritage, he has to play Harbourtown-once. It's very expensive, but the experience is unforgettable. For DH there was nothing like knowing, when he watches the Heritage now, that "Hey, I shot better than him on that hole". DH has finally played every course he can get onto on Hilton Head-some are too private, and Dolphin Head is public now, but just recently went public.
    Thank you again for your help - i wanted to follow up and say that I provided all of this information to him, and he just called and booked Hilton Head National!! He's SO excited (ha)
     

    MrsBooch

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    Mar 13, 2019
    Two Questions for those who have stayed here before - we are going to be staying in a one bedroom. I know there are a few one bedrooms underneath a three bedroom and that they experience major league noise issues - i'd like to avoid them. If that's the case is there a specific building i should request? I know it's just a request and not a guarantee - all the same i'd like to ask.

    Also - I know i've seen a supplied items list somewhere (maybe FB) but I can't find it now. Would anyone be able to tell me what is included in the One Bedroom as far as supplies (i.e. pots pans etc) and also what kind of coffee machine is available?
     

    Simba's Mom

    <font color=green>everything went to "H*** in a ha
    Joined
    Aug 26, 1999
    We've almost always had a 1 BR. Our favorites are on the top floor of the main building. As far as supplies, I really can't remember-probably the DVC Member website would say. However, I know that there isn't a pizza cutter. We've had a few nights where we get a frozen pizza, and always end up cutting it with a knife. For coffee, they use the 12 cup coffee maker, so you'll need flat bottom filters and coffee (or just the all-in-one Maxwell House ones, but DH is particular about his coffee). And they don't always leave enough sugar and creamer. Sometimes we ask for more, or sometimes we just "borrow" it from Tide Me Over. And of course, there's a Kroger nearby. That's always our first stop at DHHIR.
     

    sleepydog25

    Been here awhile
    Joined
    Aug 27, 2004
    Two Questions for those who have stayed here before - we are going to be staying in a one bedroom. I know there are a few one bedrooms underneath a three bedroom and that they experience major league noise issues - i'd like to avoid them. If that's the case is there a specific building i should request? I know it's just a request and not a guarantee - all the same i'd like to ask.

    Also - I know i've seen a supplied items list somewhere (maybe FB) but I can't find it now. Would anyone be able to tell me what is included in the One Bedroom as far as supplies (i.e. pots pans etc) and also what kind of coffee machine is available?
    We just left Sunday and were in a 2BR; however, I suspect that the supplied kitchen items are virtually the same. Is there anything in particular for which you're looking? I took pictures of every drawer and every cabinet just in case someone asked.

    Speaking of the kitchen, our last night we did our own version of a Low Country boil--here are a couple of pictures.
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    And for good measure, a shot of the kitchen. . .
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    MrsBooch

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    Joined
    Mar 13, 2019
    We've almost always had a 1 BR. Our favorites are on the top floor of the main building. As far as supplies, I really can't remember-probably the DVC Member website would say. However, I know that there isn't a pizza cutter. We've had a few nights where we get a frozen pizza, and always end up cutting it with a knife. For coffee, they use the 12 cup coffee maker, so you'll need flat bottom filters and coffee (or just the all-in-one Maxwell House ones, but DH is particular about his coffee). And they don't always leave enough sugar and creamer. Sometimes we ask for more, or sometimes we just "borrow" it from Tide Me Over. And of course, there's a Kroger nearby. That's always our first stop at DHHIR.
    thank you SO much! The pizza cutter is key - i found a list of the supplies and it seems like I dont need to pack as much as I thought I would which is lovely.
     

    MrsBooch

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Mar 13, 2019
    We just left Sunday and were in a 2BR; however, I suspect that the supplied kitchen items are virtually the same. Is there anything in particular for which you're looking? I took pictures of every drawer and every cabinet just in case someone asked.

    Speaking of the kitchen, our last night we did our own version of a Low Country boil--here are a couple of pictures.
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    View attachment 415859

    And for good measure, a shot of the kitchen. . .
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    Wow I am even more excited for this trip if that's at all possible - thank you for that! I found a list of supplies online and it seems like I dont need to bring as much as I thought. Now that Low Country Boil looks AMAZING! Did you get all of that stuff at the grocery store or is there a seafood joint you would recommend that sells all of those things?
     

    sleepydog25

    Been here awhile
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    Aug 27, 2004
    Wow I am even more excited for this trip if that's at all possible - thank you for that! I found a list of supplies online and it seems like I dont need to bring as much as I thought. Now that Low Country Boil looks AMAZING! Did you get all of that stuff at the grocery store or is there a seafood joint you would recommend that sells all of those things?
    You can find a nice seafood collection at the Kroger in the shopping center next to the resort (10-minute walk to the Starbucks at the near edge of the center; another 5-6 minutes to the Kroger), plus you can get andouille sausage, corn, and potatoes there. Or, you can go to Barnacle Bill's which is 1/2 mile or so past the shopping center, so very convenient. The main difference is you'll get a bigger variety at Kroger but, of course, the items aren't as fresh. At Barnacle Bill's, they actually have items coming in from boats that day, but in terms of a boil. let's say, then you would be limited to shrimp, scallops, and clams (though you could throw in fish but that puts you squarely in the camp of cioppino). Barnacle Bill's has off the boat fresh fish, as well. His selection changes daily depending on what the boats bring in. Go before lunch to get the widest selection is what we've heard, so we did. Enjoy!
     

    Ravello

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Jul 7, 2019
    Make sure to say "Hi!" this year. We've been Thanksgiving regulars since 2006. But we haven't eaten at those "Must-Do" restaurants so maybe that's why we haven't met. We don't have any "must-dos". So many great restaurants-so little time (even though we have 12 nights).
    Let’s be sure to connect this year! We are there Saturday to Saturday of Thanksgiving week!
     

    BWV Dreamin

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    Joined
    Mar 10, 2007
    It's off Pope Avenue (I think that's the name)-Executive Park Road? I remember we had a hard time finding it once because our map app had it spelled wrong. But it's worth the trip! Just do not expect fancy-think plastic tablecloths and paper towels.
    At the beach, we don’t do fancy. Can’t wait to try it! 2 more weeks :)
     

    Simba's Mom

    <font color=green>everything went to "H*** in a ha
    Joined
    Aug 26, 1999
    Let’s be sure to connect this year! We are there Saturday to Saturday of Thanksgiving week!
    That's all (LOL)? We're there from the Thursday beforehand until the Tuesday afterwards-12 great nights. The joys of retirement!

    BWV Dreaming, another place equally as "fancy" that we enjoy is Kenny B's, on Pope Ave, set back (isn't everything?) by a supermarket.
     

    Ariel8676

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    Joined
    Oct 1, 2004
    SO excited! We will be staying for the first time in a 2BR in 10 days! We have been DVC members since 04 and can't believe it took us this long to book a stay here. We will be traveling with our 4 children (17,16,13,9) and mt Mother in law. Can anyone recommend ziplining or a good tour that my teenagers would enjoy??????
     

    js

    Been around since before the disboards 90s crash
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2000
    We loved Daufuskie.

    Ferried over with Daufuskie Difference which I must say wasn't great. It was me (53), DH (62) and our "kids" (30 and 20); inside seating on the ferry consisted of what the boys termed "funeral seating". We stood outside for the ride both ways. Lots of people, mostly seniors on a day trip. Like seniors in their 80s. They slid the steps used to board on the back deck in front of the bathroom door then needed to slide it out of the way when someone needed to use the restroom, but doing so blocked the walkway so there were times when someone wanted to get OUT of the bathroom only to find the door wouldn't open. It was a bit disconcerting.

    Ferry aside, Daufuskie was great. Booked a 6 person golf cart so no one would need to sit backward. Lunch at Lucy's (we still talk about it). A few art galleries then hit the beach for a bit. Could have learned more about the history but I'll save that for a trip without the "kids".

    Lots of dolphins and cannonball jellyfish!

    We were on the island for four hours which was just about perfect.
    Hi. Could you please tell me more about your day. I will be with my family of four, kids 25 and 21, my mom and inlaws, all in their 70s. I am looking for something to do with the kids one day instead of the beach. We have done plantations, Savannah, and Charleston. Looking to not have my dh drive too much this trip.

    I own a fixed week at Waterside by Spinnaker and will be there the end of next week.

    Thank you so much! I appreciate your help!
     

    cruisin5

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Feb 21, 2001
    Hi. Could you please tell me more about your day. I will be with my family of four, kids 25 and 21, my mom and inlaws, all in their 70s. I am looking for something to do with the kids one day instead of the beach. We have done plantations, Savannah, and Charleston. Looking to not have my dh drive too much this trip.

    I own a fixed week at Waterside by Spinnaker and will be there the end of next week.

    Thank you so much! I appreciate your help!
    For my family, there's no way we'd visit Daufuskie in August. I don't know if the ferry we took had a/c as we were outside but I couldn't imagine standing in the sun on the ferry due to lack of inside seating. We're from upstate NY, not used to that heat!

    We rented a 6 person golf cart and it was a lot of fun exploring the island, lunch was amazing. We didn't do any historical stuff which was a mistake in hindsight, it would have been nice to know more about the island and it's people.

    I did the little catamaran boat out of Shelter Cove with DS20, it was a blast. Would do that again in a heartbeat. My boys golfed, spent time on the beach, really liked the bar/restaurant with beach volleyball near Coligny. They were told "The Triangle" is the place to do at night. Uber was readily available!

    Our favorite thing all week was Jazz Corner!

    I don't want to sound too negative about Daufuskie; the island was a nice place to visit; the ferry was the downside. I'd research the ferry operators, find one with guaranteed seating and air conditioning.

    Let me know if you have any questions!
     

    js

    Been around since before the disboards 90s crash
    Joined
    Jan 18, 2000
    For my family, there's no way we'd visit Daufuskie in August. I don't know if the ferry we took had a/c as we were outside but I couldn't imagine standing in the sun on the ferry due to lack of inside seating. We're from upstate NY, not used to that heat!

    We rented a 6 person golf cart and it was a lot of fun exploring the island, lunch was amazing. We didn't do any historical stuff which was a mistake in hindsight, it would have been nice to know more about the island and it's people.

    I did the little catamaran boat out of Shelter Cove with DS20, it was a blast. Would do that again in a heartbeat. My boys golfed, spent time on the beach, really liked the bar/restaurant with beach volleyball near Coligny. They were told "The Triangle" is the place to do at night. Uber was readily available!

    Our favorite thing all week was Jazz Corner!

    I don't want to sound too negative about Daufuskie; the island was a nice place to visit; the ferry was the downside. I'd research the ferry operators, find one with guaranteed seating and air conditioning.

    Let me know if you have any questions!
    Thank you. I appreciate your being honest. I looked into Daufuskie about two weeks ago and then let it go, think I will do that again. We are from NY but not upstate. I don't think we would really enjoy it.

    Will look into the catamaran. Shelter Cove is one of the places we enjoy going to in the evenings. We are walkable right down the street from Coligny and remember thinking when we purchased, once the kids get older, it will be so nice for them to bring friends and they can walk to the bars and not have to worry. That was before Uber so now anywhere is possible LOL Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I appreciate it.
     

    BWV Dreamin

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    Joined
    Mar 10, 2007
    It has been really hot this week. Honestly find things to do early morning. The heat will wear your older parents out ( we are in our 60's). Agree NO on Dafuski Island. Fishing would be a great early/late activity.
     

    BWV Dreamin

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    Joined
    Mar 10, 2007
    Thank you. I appreciate your being honest. I looked into Daufuskie about two weeks ago and then let it go, think I will do that again. We are from NY but not upstate. I don't think we would really enjoy it.

    Will look into the catamaran. Shelter Cove is one of the places we enjoy going to in the evenings. We are walkable right down the street from Coligny and remember thinking when we purchased, once the kids get older, it will be so nice for them to bring friends and they can walk to the bars and not have to worry. That was before Uber so now anywhere is possible LOL Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I appreciate it.
    Not a whole lot of bars in Shelter Cove marina. We've been partaking in the happy hours there. Really only a couple of places at the marina.
     

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