How do I get to Daufuskie?
A true sea island, Daufuskie is accessible by private ferry. Ferries currently originate from Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and from Savannah, GA. Schedules will vary with the change of season.Ferry information may be found on the Contact page.
How do I get from the ferry to the Resort?
Daufuskie Transport – call 843-338-2570 for reservations.
What vehicle may I drive at Melrose?
Electric golf carts are the only form of transportation allowed on the Melrose POA roads. They also may be driven on the Island roads outside of Melrose with proper insurance and license.
Property owners may keep at their residence personal electric vehicles typically categorized as golf carts (two to six seat) or electric vehicles (two and four seat GEM or similar electric/hybrid) vehicles. All vehicles must be approved and registered with the Melrose POA.
All vehicles operated on the roads within the Melrose POA shall be operated by drivers who possess a valid driver’s license. Drivers are expected to obey all posted regulations including speed limits.
All personal electric vehicles shall have a fixed or flexible windshield, headlights, taillights, brakes and vehicle identification numbers and a top speed as set by the Board of Directors.
Personal vehicles (property owners or guests) with a primary power source of a combustion engine are prohibited in any form unless specifically approved by the Board of Directors.
Vendors may drive a motor vehicle to a home-owners property in order to conduct business between the hours of 7AM and 7PM Monday through Saturday. Vendors may drive a motor vehicle to a home-owners property in order to conduct business between the hours of 9AM and 7PM on Sunday provided such business will be conducted inside and does not produce noise that would disrupt neighbors.
Is there a grocery store at Melrose?
There is no grocery store at Melrose at this time. However, there is a small general store at Freeport Marina.
Who provides water and sewer facilities to property owners?
Daufuskie Island Utility Company provides water and sewer. Property owners are billed quarterly.
What if someone becomes ill or has an accident while on Daufuskie?
Daufuskie has a full-time staff of fire fighters and EMTs. Dial 911 if you have an emergency and they will respond. Our local EMTs will assess and stabilize the patient and arrange transportation to Hilton Head or Savannah for further treatment.
What are the dining options on Daufuskie?
There are the Beach Club at Melrose on the Beach and three local restaurants located outside the Melrose property – Marshside Mama’s at the County Dock, the Old Daufuskie Crab Company at Freeport Marina, and the Eagle’s Nest at Bloody Point. Hours of service and phone numbers may be found on the Contacts page.
Are church services held on Daufuskie?
The First Union Baptist Church on the island welcomes part time residents and visitors. Services are held on Sunday morning at 9:15 for Bible Study and 10:00 for Worship. Alternately, you can take the ferry to the mainland for services at churches there.
Whom can I contact with other questions about life on Daufuskie?
All of our current property owners are happy to provide insight and advice. Contact any of the POA Board Members or email your question to us from the Contact Us link on our site.