Remember When … - You’ll share old memories and create new ones while sitting on the comfortable couches in the large Mooring Buoy 187 living room.Salty Sea Air - Pull up a rocker and bask in the sun as you breathe in the wonderful salty sea air of Hilton Head Island.Your Dream Vacation Home - Huge windows, spacious sliding glass doors, and skylights brimming with natural light make Mooring Buoy 187 a perfect vacation retreat.Get Help Cooking - There’s no need for one person to do all of the cooking. With all that extra space, you can set up three guests at the breakfast bar to help prep. Meals are a breeze at Mooring Buoy 187!Open and Inviting - The dining room opens to both kitchen and living room, making it easy to get food on the table and guests gathered to eat it!Ingenious Space - The HGTV designers created a dining room that gives it separation from the living room without being cut off or totally enclosed. You’ll love getting everyone together here!Like Out of a Magazine - The beautiful and thoughtfully furnished Mooring Buoy 187 living room looks like it’s been ripped from the pages of your favorite home magazine.Elegant Dining - Comfortable dining chairs and interesting artwork and lighting make any meal seem extra special in this cozy space.Breakfast is Served - Kids will love to gather around the breakfast bar for juice and a roll or maybe eggs and bacon. It’s a handy place to take care of young, hungry children or have a quick meal before your next adventure.Who’s Hungry? - You name it; the Mooring Buoy 187 kitchen has it. All you need to bring are ingredients (easily sourced from the nearby Kroger’s or Whole Foods Market) and your good recipes.Patio Dining - Want to enjoy the sunshine while eating dinner or breakfast, Mooring Buoy 187 has patio space and an outdoor table ready.Dine Alfresco - How can you resist dining out on the patio in the fresh, warm air? Switch things up a bit during your vacation!Deck’d Out - With plenty of chairs and benches for the whole gang, the Mooring Buoy 187 deck is a favorite place to gather for meals, games, or simple relaxation in the sunshine.Backyard Party - With plenty of seating, a lagoon, deck, patio, and grassy lawn at your fingertips, it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place to have a backyard party with friends.Reading Nook - A charming spot to enjoy a book away from the action.Cozy Den - Comfy furniture and an intimate setting make the Mooring Buoy 187 den an excellent place to have a private chat or simply settle in to read a good book.Take a Break - When you’re not out adventuring on Hilton Head Island, the large den with ample seating is a perfect place to gather.Captain’s Quarters - Featuring a king-size bed, private sitting area, and large, welcoming windows, peace and quiet are yours when you step into the primary suite.Memorable Moments - Start your day with a quiet moment in the overstuffed chairs or wake up with the sun through your private patio access – either way, you won’t forget your stay at Mooring Buoy 187!Primary En Suite - Getting ready for a new day or winding down afterwards will be quick and easy since you have not only dual sinks, but also dual vanities. Enjoy the luxury!Guests’ Dream Headquarters - The second bedroom includes a comfortable king-size bed, couch, and end tables with reading lamps. Any guest will be pleased to claim this room.Sweet Dreams! - Whether taking an afternoon nap or heading off into a deep, restorative night’s sleep, the second bedroom’s plush king-size bed ensures you awaken refreshed and ready to go.Sleek Suite - A walk-in shower and large vanity ensure guests staying in the second bedroom have a spacious, well-organized place to start their day.Guest Bathroom - Everyone will be able to get ready to start the day in record time—no lining up to take a shower!King-Size Comforts - Guests staying in the third bedroom are as well-off as those in the primary. This room also features a cozy, king-size bed. What a great place to end the day!Sleep In Comfort - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find this cozy bed to be just right!Multiple Bathrooms = Happy Guests - With three full bathrooms, guests at Mooring Buoy 187 won’t have to struggle to get a turn in the shower, which gets everyone’s day off to a good start.Kid Zone - Imagine the adventures the kids will have while staying in this fourth Mooring Buoy 187 bedroom. Spaceships, pirate vessels, riverboats – we can only guess at the places their imaginations will take them!Have a Sleep Over! - This spacious bedroom can fit all of the young ones. With plenty of space, everyone can bring their favorite toys too!Washer and Dryer - Feel free to pack light! With the convenience of a washer and dryer, you won't have to worry about overstuffing your suitcase on this vacation!Made In the Shade - The Mooring Buoy 187 patio is partially covered to give you a place to gather away from the warm sunshine.Manicured Grounds - In addition to the deck and patio, Mooring Buoy 187 has beautiful grassy areas for the kids and your pet to play.Well-Planned Tranquility - Every aspect of the Mooring Buoy 187 backyard, deck, and patio has been carefully designed to deliver fun, relaxation, and togetherness.No Stress Allowed! - After lying back on a chaise lounge and basking in the sun, you’ll feel all your stress simply melt away.Deck on the Lagoon - Enjoy an evening cocktail by the lagoon or, better yet, bring a kayak and skim through the calm waters in style off of your private deck.Down by the Water - Step down to the lower deck where you can sit on Adirondack chairs and watch activity on the water. It’s so relaxing and restful, you might not want to leave!Parking For All - The large blacktopped driveway gives your group lots of flat, off-street parking. It’s just one more thing you don’t have to worry about at Mooring Buoy 187.Welcome to Mooring Buoy 187! - You’ve arrived at the site of your best vacation ever. The fun begins the moment you cross the threshold.Harbor Town - Take a trip to visit Harbor Town and experience all there is to experience then go back and tell your friends and make plans to come visit again!Love To Sail? - There's a docking station in the marina near the lighthouse. If you're an owner of a boat, don't be afraid to bring it along go sailing to top off your vacation.Bring Your Beach Towel - Stake out a space on the beach and watch the waves roll in. The breezes will clear your head and soothe your soul.Bright Blue Skies - When you take your vacation in Hilton Head, you will have the luxury to visit our beautiful beaches that will convince you to keep coming back.Sunrise - The beautiful sun rising over the Atlantic is a sight for sore eyes. Once you come out and experience the beauty of the sunrise, the memory will play over and over.Fiery Sunrises - Make a point of watching the sun rise over the Atlantic at least once during your stay. The fiery colors reflected over the sparkling waters are not to be missed.Welcome To Hilton Head IslandHilton Head Island DockHilton Head Island Sunrise

Mooring Buoy 187


4.39/5 (30)


4.39/5 | 30 reviews

Luxury lagoon home w/ picturesque outdoor living +resort amenities

4 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 12 | Wooded View

Hilton Head, SC


Property type

Lagoon View


Canal Front


Pet Friendly


Where you'll be


Does Mooring Buoy 187 look familiar? If so, you may have seen it featured on HGTV’s “Vacation Home for Free” TV show. Walls were knocked out, rooms reconfigured, and everything raised to the level of a dream vacation getaway when this beautiful vacation ho...
Does Mooring Buoy 187 look familiar? If so, you may have seen it featured on HGTV’s “Vacation Home for Free” TV show. Walls were knocked out, rooms reconfigured, and everything raised to the level of a dream vacation getaway when this beautiful vacation home in the Palmetto Dunes neighborhood was completely renovated.

Featuring four bedrooms and three beautifully outfitted bathrooms spread across one level, Mooring Buoy 187 can accommodate 12 guests (and your furry friends) comfortably! Mooring Buoy 187 is only five rows from the beach! Walk to the beach in five minutes or hop on a bike and be there in two.

Mooring Buoy 187 is a sprawling ranch style home with a deck that backs up to a lagoon where you and your friends can kayak. If you have a kayak, be sure to bring it! This is a home that welcomes everyone, including your pets. The open design allows full accessibility for those with mobility challenges and makes it safe for any young ones in your group.

When you drive up, you’ll discover there’s plenty of parking in front of the beautifully landscaped Mooring Buoy 187. With a yard this nice, you might linger for a few moments before you dive into your vacation! This is a home designed for outdoor living and features a covered patio area with comfy chairs and Adirondacks. The real showstopper is the deck out back that is right on the lagoon. There’s a gas grill where you can prepare the fish you plan to catch off the Harbour Town pier or on a fishing charter. You even have an enclosed outdoor shower in case the kids need to wash off sand from their trip to the beach.

Mooring Buoy 187 is just as spectacular inside as it is out. An open floor plan with skylights, large windows, and wood floors gives the home a warm, inviting feel that draws people together for conversations, games, and fun. Sleek and modern yet exceptionally comfortable furniture is a hallmark of this immaculate property.

In addition to the main living room with its decorative fireplace, there’s a den containing a huge 60-inch flat-screen TV with cable. With so many options, your biggest group decision may be what to watch! There’s also free Wi-Fi to add to your enjoyment.

With Coco’s on the Beach and the restaurants of Shelter Cove Marina close by, you have many options for dining out. However, with the beautifully updated Mooring Buoy 187 kitchen at your disposal, you may prefer to make a trip to the nearby Kroger’s or Whole Foods Market and prepare your meals at home. Brand-new white cabinets, Bosch stainless-steel appliances, and sprawling black countertops make cooking in this kitchen pure delight. You have everything you need from cookware to serving ware and utensils on hand.

If you’re not dining outdoors on the patio (there's room for six!), you can gather your group around the dining room table. The ingenious design of Mooring Buoy 187 creates an actual dining room while also keeping the space open and accessible to the flow of the home design. Every meal you serve in this dining room will feel special. The table seats up to six. If additional places are needed, you can seat up to six additional guests at the breakfast bar.

There’s so much to do and see on Hilton Head Island that your days will be filled with fun. Within Palmetto Dunes there are three golf courses, an award-winning tennis facility, and a General Store. You’ll also want to visit Harbour Town to see the lighthouse, book a dolphin-watching cruise, shop, and rent a bike to explore the extensive trail system on the island.

When you’re ready to settle in for the night, you’ll love slipping into your king-size bed in the primary bedroom. If you can't fall asleep, there's a 60-inch flat-screen TV to catch up on your favorite shows before a restful snooze. The room has access to the deck where you can enjoy a late-night cocktail by the lagoon before drifting off to sleep to the gentle stirrings of the ceiling fan or enjoying the dancing flames of the remote-controlled fireplace. Your primary en suite is just as impressive. With its dual vanities, each with a sink, and lots of counter space, you’ll be able to get ready for your day at your leisure.

The second and third bedrooms each include a comfortable king-size bed, ceiling fans, and sitting areas as well as their own en suite bathrooms with walk-in showers for the ultimate guest experience. The fourth bedroom is the perfect kid zone featuring two bunk beds for up to four children. Coupled with the books and games available at the property, just imagine the fun and adventures the kids will have at Mooring Buoy 187!

Book your preferred dates to visit Mooring Buoy 187 today (three-night minimum required). It’s a vacation destination you’ll remember fondly for years to come!

***PLEASE NOTE: This is a pet friendly property, an additional pet fee will apply. ***

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
King Bed
3rd Bedroom
King Bed
4th Bedroom
Bunk Bed Bunk Bed
Queen Queen


Wooded View
Water View
Resort View
Lagoon View
Beach Access
Canal Front
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Game Room
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
Pet Friendly
Laptop Friendly
Ground Floor
Outdoor Shower
Dining Area
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Keurig Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
Walk In Shower
Resort/Shared Amenities
Sundry Shop
Gated Community
Restaurant(s) On-Site
Tram/Shuttle Service in Season
Nearby Activities
Kayaking Rentals
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Eco Tourism
State Parks
Fishing - Deep Sea
Fishing - Sound/Bay
Fishing - Surf
Beach (No Cars)
Health Beauty Spa
Jet Ski Rentals
Fishing - Pier


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

The house was a great set up and size for our two families. The beach access was perfect, and...

The house was a great set up and size for our two families. The beach access was perfect, and neighborhood was gorgeous. However, I have never been in an air bnb with such unhelpful hosts and stingy conditions. We were left a single trash bag with no refills, one dishwashing pod, no hand soap, the worst toilet paper with no refills, and nothing helpful in the kitchen… no salt, pepper, oil, etc… For a house that offers stay for 12 guests I think this is inconsiderate considering how many people create trash, dirty dishes etc.. yes we are fine to buy extras thruout the week but it was not an inviting atmosphere. When I reached out to the host with questions I received an automated response that basically said “no” and to call and wait on hold of I needed something else. I will not be using VTrips again.

Pros: Clean and plenty of space. Palmetto Dunes development is beautiful, well maintained, great...

Pros: Clean and plenty of space. Palmetto Dunes development is beautiful, well maintained, great location near shopping and dining yet feels peaceful and away-from-it-all. Cons: Be aware that Palmetto Dunes prohibits golf carts as well as parking on the street, so be prepared to drive to beach access to drop off mobility-impaired guests, then drive back to leave your car at the house, then walk (or ride bike) back again. Wish we had known this before renting so posting it here. The good news is access over the dunes is a ramp and not stairs. Also, wish we had known in advance there is no beach equipment (chairs, boogie boards, etc) for use at the house.

It was a great property! Very clean and beautiful surroundings. Highly recommend this property.

It was a great property! Very clean and beautiful surroundings. Highly recommend this property.

Beautiful house. Awesome location. Rented for a weekend with friends and couldn’t have had a...

Beautiful house. Awesome location. Rented for a weekend with friends and couldn’t have had a better spot.

Brock D.
Verified Guest Comment

Unsure since I don't know who manages the home and its maintenance. The home is not well maintained but that may not be in V-Trips control. V-Trips managed the vacation booking and set up okay.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Max pets: 2

  • 46+ Days Prior to Arrival, $1000 is due at the time of Booking if the total is more than $4000.
  • 46+ Days Prior to Arrival, $300 is due at the time of Booking if the total is less than $1000.
  • Within 45 Days Prior to Arrival, 100% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Arrival window within 14 days or less, all payments are non-refundable.
  • Arrival window within 15 to 30 days, a partial refund of 50% will be provided.
  • Arrival window is within 31 days or more, all advanced payments will be refunded.