- 3 Bedrooms
- 3.5 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Beach Towels
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Deadbolt Lock On Entryway
- Dining Area
- Dishes & Utensils
- Emergency Exit Route
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Games For Kids
- Hair Dryer
- Ice Maker
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Lobster Pot
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Lighting
- Pantry Items
- Paper Towels
- Pets Not Allowed
- Smoke Detectors
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
About this PropertyWelcome to your home away from home in historic Port Royal! Appreciate this superb, voluminous, lowcountry style 3BR 2.5BA home in the heart of Old Port Royal. This 2 story, single family home offers 3 bedrooms with the master bedroom located on the first floor living area. This home has an "open- floor" plan combining living room, dining room and kitchen therefore making it simple to interact with your family and visitors. Unwind on the huge front porch while you savor feeling the southern winds and saying hello to neighbors walking by.
We are located just 2 miles from the entrance to Parris Island. This home is ideal for those coming to see their new Marine graduate, as well as those coming to discover Port Royal, historic Beaufort, and the splendid surrounding areas. The Sands Beach area, a local favorite destination is only a half mile from the home. It includes a modest local beach on the Port Royal Sound, ideal for sunbathing and looking for shark's teeth. There is also a public boat launch, boardwalk and observation tower that overlooks Port Royal Sound and Parris Island. One block from the home is the Cypress Wetlands nature sanctuary with its walking trails and boardwalk. Port Royal offers numerous unique stores, eateries, and a marvelous extravagant coffee shop, all within walking distance from the home. We are a 3 min. drive to Parris Island, 4 mins. to walking and cycling on the Spanish Moss Trail. Downtown Beaufort with its waterfront park, stores, and varied dining options is just an 8 min. drive away. We are a 25 min. drive to the beach and lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park and a 40 min. drive to Hilton Head. Charleston which is 60 miles away and Savannah which is just 40 miles away, are both straighforward day trips.
Come and kick back and adore what Port Royal has to offer.
WIFI is included as well as Netflix and Sling TV.
LIVING AREA:There is plenty of seating available to accommodate 9 people for eating, watching a movie, playing your favorite board game or just socializing.
DINING AREA: Adore a family meal with our sizable glass dining room table that seats 6-8 people. This area is roomy and open to kitchen and living room accessibility.
KITCHEN: We supply a entirely supplied kitchen which includes crock pot, auto drip coffee pot with coffee supplied, blender, toaster, fry pans and sauce pans and a 9x13 baking pan. There is also a enormous stock pot for preparing up Frogmore stew or your favorite soup. There are plenty of dishes, cups and flatware. There is a microwave and dishwasher. We also have measuring cups and spoons, cutting knives and a pizza pan.
LAUNDRY ROOM: Washer and dryer are available if needed as well as laundry detergent and cleaning supplies. This is also where you will find a first aid kit and some games to play when you are kicking back and peaceful.
BEDROOM 1: Cozy Queen bed with a private bath.TV and a very generous walk-in closet. Located on first floor. You will also find an iron and ironing board in the closet as well as hangers to hang your clothes. Place your bags on the fold out suitcases rack.
BEDROOM 2: Queen size bed as well as a Twin XL bed to fit every shape and size. Located on the 2nd floor. Has an adjoining bathroom with a tub/shower. Closet with hangers and a fold out suitcases rack.
BEDROOM 3: Two full beds with bedside table in the middle. Located on 2nd floor. Has adjoining bathroom with tub/shower. Closet with hangers and a fold out suitcases rack. All 3 bedroom beds have bedbug proof bed protector encasements. Beds have new linens, blankets and bedspreads. You will find additional linens, blankets and pillows in the individual bedroom closets.
BATHROOMS: Both full bathrooms (one upstairs and one downstairs) have a tub/shower combination. We supply shampoo, soap and body wash as well as a blow dryer in each bathroom. There are towels and washcloths supplied. If you plan on visiting the beach you will find a beach bag in the laundry room with blue towels to be used at the beach. If there is anything else you need there is a Dollar General just right around the corner.
PORCHES: Unwind on our huge, inviting porches found on both the front and back of the home. There is nothing like sitting on a rocking chair and savoring a cup of coffee in the morning while breathing in the new lowcountry air. There is a very sizable screened in back porch with a table and chairs available to seat 6 or 8 for a family/friends dinner or board game.
CANCELLATION POLICY: If something happens and you need to postpone your dates, we can move you to a later date as long as the home is still available . If you cancel completely you will receive a full refund of accommodation costs if cancellation is made five full days prior to your 4:00 check in time on the day you were scheduled to check in. If you need to cancel less than 5 days in advance, the first nighttime is non-returnable but 50% of the accommodation costs for the remaining nights will be refunded. If you arrive and decide to leave early, 50% of the accommodation costs for the nights not spent 24 hours after the cancellation occurs are refunded. You might be charged service costs from the site.
LOCAL STORES: 1) Dollar General: 1675 Ribaut Rd. 0.6 miles 2) Piggly Wiggly grocery: 1342 Ribout Rd. Port Royal 1.3 miles 3) Bi-lo grocery: 860 Parris Island Gateway Beaufort 2.7 miles 4) CVS pharmacy: 1500 Ribaut Rd. Port Royal 1.0 mile 5) Cross Creek Mall: (Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Belk, TJ Max, Radio Shack, Shoe Show and 28 more) 328 Robert Smalls Parkway Beaufort 6.8 miles You will find various, unique stores and thrift stores within walking distance along Paris Avenue
THINGS TO DO: PARKS 1) The Sands - On the Southern tip of Port Royal at the end of Sands Beach Rd. Boat and kayak launch. Boardwalk and observatory. Be sure to wear your water shoes. There are tons of oyster shells. 2) Naval Heritage Park – Follow Old Shell Rd. to the Naval Hospital. Playground, skateboard park and farmer’s market location 3) Live Oaks Park – 904 14th St. Playground, b-ball 4) Cypress Wetlands - 1700 Paris Ave – Bird haven with amphitheater and trails 5) Pigeon Point Park – 1521 Pigeon Point Rd. Beaufort – Extensive park and playground with tons of activities for children, picnic tables wide open space 6) Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park – Bay St. in downtown Beaufort – swings, fishing, playground, running/walking path, seawall walkway
PUBLIC TENNIS COURTS 1)Beaufort Tennis – 1105 Bladen St. Beaufort 2) Shell Point Park – 381 Broad River Rd. Beaufort 3) Beaufort High School Courts – 14 Geechie Rd. Beaufort 4) Battery Creek High School – 98 Blue Dolphin Dr. Beaufort
INDOOR POOL AND FITNESS CENTER 1) YMCA – 1801 Richmond Ave. Port Royal (0.4 miles) 2) Beaufort Indoor Pool – 35 Youmans Dr. – Beaufort GOLF 1) Cat Island – Sanctuary Golf Club – 8 Waveland Ave Beaufort 2) Lady’s Island Country Club – Pines Course – 139 Francis Marion Circle Lady’s Island
CHARTER/SPORT FISHING Port Royal personifies coastal living. Fishermen come from all over to fish the biologically rich waters of St. Helena and Port Royal sounds. Port Royal and the surrounding community is really a boater’s utopia. Relish inshore, near shore and offshore fishing trips and charters. 1) Utopia Fishing Pier at Hunting Island State Park. 2) Broad River Fishing Pier 3) Port Royal Boardwalk at the Sands
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS Whether it’s celebrating the water, history, shrimp, culture, food, or even a holiday you can nearly bet that something is going on nearly every single week. Visit for a list of upcoming events. Here are some of our bigger festivals: 1) The Beaufort WATER Festival :- Waterskiing shows, dances, concerts, Shagging, a teen dance, sporting, and food and craft vendors setting up their booths 2) Beaufort SHRIMP Festival 3) The Fall Festival of HOUSES and GARDENS 4) The GULLAH Festival 5) A TASTE of Beaufort 6) Beaufort’s LIGHT of the NIGHT BOAT PARADE 7) Soft Shell CRAB Festival 8) Beaufort FILM Festival 9) Port Royal Farmer’s Market – Right up Old Shell Rd. across from Naval Hospital 0.8 miles Join us on Saturdays year round from 9am-12pm and sample locally prepared food, honey and cheese. You will find locally grown produce, new fruits and vegetables, seafood, and plants. Don’t miss out on one of the peerless farmers markets in the Lowcountry! You have to try their famed “she-crab soup”. So delicious!
LOCAL BEACHES 1) The Sands Beach in Port Royal – 0.8 miles – A local favorite. Comb the beach for shark’s teeth, walk along the boardwalk, climb to the top of the observation tower, sunbathe, fish, go crabbing or launch your boat from the boat ramp. Don’t forget your water shoes. You will see tons of oyster shells. 2) Hunting Island State Park – South Carolina’s single most famed state park. Climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse. Look for dolphin splashing in the water. There is a good chance that you might find some shark teeth.
OTHER THINGS TO DO 1) The Marine Corp Museum – Bldg #111, Marine Corps Recruit Depot – Explore the long and rich legacy of the United States Marine Corps 2) Beaufort History Museum – The Arsenal 713 Craven Street Beaufort - $5 for adults 3) Chocolate Tree – Carteret Street Beaufort – Taste the delicious local chocolates. Sign up for a candy making class. 4) Dempsey Farms U-pick – 1576 Sea Island Parkway St. Helena Island 5) Downtown Beaufort Farmer’s Market – Henry C. Chambers Water front Park Pavilion – Wednesdays May 1 through Sept 25 2-6pm 6) Downtown Beaufort – walk down Bay Street and look at all the stores then walk through the Waterfront Park or sit and adore the view on one of the swings 7) The Kazoo Factory – 12 John Gault Rd. Beaufort – Museum and present shop $4 per person
DINING – There are a number of fabulous places to eat, some within walking distance right here in Port Royal 1) 11th St. Fishcamp – 1699 11th St. West – Excellent Steaks, Prime Rib and the freshest local seafood around!
Tips to Save Money on your Rental
- Many property owners and rental properties supply Beaufort, SC area printed travel magazines that feature deals, either offered independently by merchants, or utilizing a relationship between the property management company and the merchant itself. Search for these guides and discount books, as this allows travelers to take advantage of the same great activities with a substantial discounted.
- Flexible about when you might visit? Shoulder seasons special offer phenomenal opportunities.
- Are you a armed forces veteran? Some property management companies offer discounted rates to veterans and active-duty servicemembers. Make sure to check with vacation rental company to see if your vacationing group is eligible for a discounted price.
- Some homes are primarily suited for particular groups of guests. Large event homes are perfect for weddings, wedding receptions and corporate escapes. Some homes appeal to beach bums. Other properties are positioned close to music venues. You'll receive the best value from a rental that most directly suits your ideal holiday setting, regardless if it costs a bit extra.
- Management companies and individual home owners commonly offer guests an opportunity to purchase trip insurance coverage. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you between 1% - 5% of the base vacation rental price, provides travellers reimbursement of their vacation costs for any missed a result of health emergencies or hurricanes, as well as ensuing extra hurricane evacuation costs or expenses, like an unplanned hotel room stay or additional gasoline. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs .
How to Book a Rental Home
Newcomers are sometimes surprised at the number and wide selection of short term properties available in the Beaufort, SC area. Rental home accommodations have gained in popularity with the rise of essential search sites like Homeaway and VRBO.
Virtually all vacation rentals in Beaufort, SC are privately owned and many are represented by well-known local property management agencies. Property management companies are popular with rental owners mainly because they manage the promotion and operations..
We've developed a short guide to help you get the most out of your vacation rental experience.
Searching for and reserving the right rental property:
Do you think "Ideal Location for marine graduation or lowcountry getaway!" is the best rental for your upcoming family vacation? Read this check list to ensure it fits your needs.
Begin Your Search Early
Beaufort, SC rentals book months (and up to a year) in advance. To ensure the best selection of vacation homes, we suggest searching and reserving your Beaufort, SC rental home Six-12 months before your travel dates, whenever you can. Holiday reunions are a popular time for groups to plan their Summer family vacations..
Find your Spot and Identify Dates
Quite often, the most challenging part of preparing for your trip is deciding on where to go, and when. After the big decisions are resolved, everything else is simpler.
Decide on a Size
How many relatives are planning to share your getaway? Consider that most vacation rentals advertise maximum guest capacity, which often includes sofa beds in the living room. You will need to determine what is acceptable for your family. Specific descriptions of bedrooms and beds are typically accessible online. Otherwise, contact the property manager before you reserve the home.
Decide on Your Budget
Make sure "Ideal Location for marine graduation or lowcountry getaway!" satisfies your budget *during your desired dates*. If many groups or loved ones are sharing the cost, make sure each group understands their responsibilities and has agreed to a maximum they are willing to contribute. In most cases, a single member of the group will be liable for making the whole reservation and collecting each party's contribution.
Compose a list of "Wants" and "Necessities"
What amenities is the family looking for? Do you want a rental property with outside dining area? Would you like to be away from it all, or close to a city setting? Are items like beach chairs, gas grills, beach umbrellas, buggies or coolers available and included in your rental home charge? Gather a list of prioritized "needs and preferences" from your party to help narrow your search to the most suitable rental.
Accessibility and Special Circumstances
Do some members of your crew have special needs? Make certain to remember and inquire about wheelchair entry, pool lifts and specialized equipment needs..
Take the Dog
Make sure you include your furrry friends. Even though quite a few vacation homes allow animals, rules and fees vary per rental. Type of pet, size and dog breeds may be limited. Examine your agreement thoroughly! Additional charges may apply when pets are added. When in doubt, ask the property manager and get it in writing.
Searching the Internet
Several internet resources exist to match visitors with rental home owners.. Together with Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Beaufort, SC local vacation homes" for local property management companies. Local rental home management companies proudly offer an exceptional rental experience.
Re-read the description to be sure the rental has everything you need. If it is lacking, the property management company may know of similar homes that suit your style and budget..
Some rental home owners will negotiate rates, and some won't. If the price isn't negotiable, the number of nights might be. This is more effective throughout the off-season when many homes sit vacant.
Read through the Entire Contract
Read through the whole contract and make sure you understand who is responsible for:
- Utility bills
- Internet Connectivity
- Phone service
- Hot Tub Heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Daily Cleaning (If Available)
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Check in & Check Out Key Exchange
- Parking Space
In addition to the normal rate, vacationers will have to pay state taxes when booking "Ideal Location for marine graduation or lowcountry getaway!", in addition to any other fees which might be mandatory based upon their circumstances, including a dog charge, earlier check-in or later check-out fee, or a pool heating fee for private swimming pool usage during the fall or spring months.
If you must Cancel
Cancellation policies are different with each vacation rental. Vacation home management companies and individual rental owners commonly offer their clients the choice to purchase trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs anywhere between 1% - 5% of your standard rental home cost, provides travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any nights missed resulting from personal medical related emergencies or storms, as well as hurricane evacuation costs, such as a unforeseen hotel stay or additional gas.
Book your Rental Home
When everything seems right, it's finally time to sign on the dotted line. Remember that most rental contracts will require a substantial rental deposit and/or security deposit to cover the rental owner.
Where to Get Assistance
Put the rental manager's contact information into your smart phone and wallet for convenient access to answers throughout your trip.
Good luck on booking your rental home! You're on the right path to a terrific vacation!
During your Stay
- To assure no damages are linked to your visit, create a record of any trouble spots of the rental. If you find problems, or if repairs are needed get in touch with the property manager straight away.
- Ask questions. When there is any ambiguity about vehicle parking, rules of the property, property access, swimming pool operation, etc... we recommend you ask the property manager promptly. A brief phone call prevents many headaches.
- Please be considerate of the community. Local people will likely be as friendly to you as you are respectful of them. Respecting late-night quiet hours and parking regulations can make a vacation a good deal more relaxing.
- Ask a local. Natives can frequently point you in the right direction.
- Enjoy your stay! Make sure to protect the rental owner (and your stuff!) by keeping the rental home locked up when you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.
- Clean up a bit. Even though you're spending money on a housekeeping fee, The rental home should be in sound condition. Sinks stuffed with dirty dishes, excessive beach sand on the floor and sticky messes should be taken care of prior to leaving.
- When your things are all out, perform a walk-through of the rental to make sure no damage occurred in the course of your stay. If it is possible, do this walk-out assessment with the property owner present. If the property manager is not available, make certain to take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you love your vacation? Virtually all rental websites ask for reviews after your stay . Property owners and rental managers will appreciate your favorable ratings. If something went wrong, we advise being pleasant but honest regarding your experience. Top property owners and managers will try very hard to fix the problem.
Hold a debrief with your traveling companions. Did everyone have a great time? We hope this guide helped you find a fantastic rental unit. Maybe the rental home wasn't ideal, and you will better understand how to improve your search next time.