- 5 Bedrooms
- 6.5 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dining Area
- Dishes & Utensils
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Pantry Items
- Satellite / Cable
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
About this PropertyThis elegantly restored home, listed on the National Historic Register, exudes a amazing blend of historic grace and southern hospitality combined with modern 21st century amenities. Unwind with your favorite rent on the porch swing overlooking the bay! Sip a cool drink from one of the many rockers on the big wrap-around porch. Watch fishing, recreational and tour boats sail by. You may even see dolphins frolicking! This waterfront home offers some of the choice vistas in all of Beaufort! A brief walk along the water, shaded by sizable oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, will bring visitors to copious stores, eateries, and the acclaimed Waterfront Park.
Originally the home of a prominent local family, it was known as “The Teacherage” for decades as a home for single teachers. This home later became one of the south's most outstanding bed and breakfast inns. A fresh meticulous major remodel has returned the stately home to its original intent as a single-family private hideaway where visitors can relish five voluminous bedrooms and six bathrooms. Each bedroom, as well as the dining room, kitchen and living room, offers a water view.
Your sea island getaway combines a phenomenal blend of historic architectural includes such as original neoclassic columns, a gum wood bannister, and handsomely crafted moldings along with modern niceties. Along with superb water vistas, the home includes a vintage claw-foot soaking tub, original heart pine, oak and mahogany floors, gorgeous stone countertops, a lovely garden, a historic rib cage brass shower, gas fireplace and inviting beds with high-quality linens. A second floor screened-in porch offers the comfort of a close by drink center complete with coffee maker and refrigerator that accepts visitors to roll out of bed and savor a cup of coffee while gazing at the water. The home includes an impressive collection of comfortable, but not fussy, 18th and 19th century antiques. Because it provides a unique blend of generous communal spaces and private bedrooms, this home would make a ideal destination for groups traveling together such as couples, girlfriends' getaways, and modest family get-togethers.
About Historic Beaufort
Those fascinated by history, antebellum architecture, opulent dining, shopping, gallery browsing or water activities (sailing, kayaking, beach-combing), are sure to appreciate Beaufort! Beaufort is a safe, vibrant place to spend either a special weekend or a long holiday. Set effortlessly between Savannah and Charleston, Beaufort retains its modest-town appeal but offers much to do. The history of the Civil War played an impressive role in Beaufort's survival and legacy. There are multiple appealing things to do for history buffs. Travel back in time by taking a self-guided history walk through our National Historic District. A brief horse and buggy tour clops down our hallowed streets in an hour-long tour. Take an early evening graveyard tour visiting many historical and delightful churches around the downtown area, such as Saint Helena's Episcopal Church.
Life on the Water
Beaufort is located on one of roughly 200 islands on the Intracoastal Waterway. Its geographic location is at the mouth of the Port Royal Sound which is the source of high salty tides, brilliant marshes and beaches, and hurricane-complimentary weather. A brief (15-min.) drive to Hunting Island State Park, brings you to the Atlantic coast where you can relish sand, surf, long walks on the South Carolina shoreline, a tour of the historic lighthouse, or to watch freshly hatched sea turtles scramble to the sea. Numerous eco tours are available for exploring the rivers and marshes, either by kayak or boat.
Cozy, Roomy Accommodations
Bedrooms and Bathrooms (5 bedrooms and 5 ½ baths)
One suite is located on the first floor. The second floor offers three voluminous bedrooms (each with water vistas) and three private modernized baths. The third floor “Crows Nest” is well worth the additional steps because here you can gaze at the stars under a cupola! Bedrooms on the first two floors are supplied with ceiling fans. A half bath is also available on the first floor.
The bounteous living room offers sensational water vistas, neoclassic columns and calming seating for all. A new Sony 65” flat screen HD intelligent TV includes premium cable TV and internet service from which visitors can access their favorite entertainment accounts.
Guests who prefer eating at home will savor a enormous dining room offering a huge antique table, water/garden vistas, dramatic 10-foot original oak pocket doors and a coffered ceiling. An exemplary selection of dinnerware and serving pieces ensure that visitors may dine in comfort.
Gourmet Kitchen is a Cook's Heaven
The newly renovated blissful kitchen includes bespoke cabinetry, handsome Italian stone countertops and professional appliances. The sizable stone island includes appealing seagrass seating. Shrimp & grits anyone?
There's no other place like this in Beaufort!
Attend Festivals and Events
There is always something to do in Beaufort! Some annual area events include The Beaufort International Film Festival, the Beaufort Water Festival, the Beaufort Shrimp Festival, the Gullah Festival, the Beaufort Air Show, the Beaufort Dragonboat Race, the Taste of Beaufort Arts and Seafood Festival, the Beaufort Fall Festival of Homes and Gardens, the Fourth of July Festival, the Pat Conroy Literary Center March Forth, and the Light up the Nighttime Boat Parade, among others. Close by Port Royal, Bluffton and Hilton Head also offer many cultural, dining and entertainment options. Numerous farmers markets and u-pick opportunities accept visitors to adore new local products.
Celebrate Parris Island and US Marine Corps Events and Graduations
Parris Island (only six miles away) is the home of the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot. The Island also includes a museum and frequent graduation ceremonies when new recruits officially become Marines. Parris Island, its museum, a restaurant and the graduation ceremonies are open to the public. Close by, the Marine Corps Air Station is among the United States military's most important and most historically colorful installations where fighter pilots train with some of the world's most advanced jets. The Beaufort F-35B squadron is the only location in the world where pilots train to fly the F-35B.
Plan Your Next Girlfriend's Getaway
Relaxing on vast verandas, sipping mint juleps, and touring historic antebellum mansions—Beaufort is the ultimate girls' weekend hideaway! Known for its Southern magic and generous hospitality, Beaufort is one of the oldest cities in South Carolina (a mini-Charleston). Explore Beaufort on foot or by carriage. Those who like the outdoors will adore local beaches, walking along the Spanish Moss trail, or kayaking among local dolphins. The extravagant kitchen is the ideal place to have a preparing class or create a low country meal together. No matter what you choose to do, everybody in your group is sure to agree that Beaufort is the ideal spot for your next girlfriends' trip!
Take in the Local Arts
Beaufort is a filmmaker and author's utopia! Several movies and most amazing-selling books capture the ambiance of Beaufort. Beaufort's antebellum charisma shines through in well-known films such as: The Big Chill, The Jungle Rent, The Prince of Tides, White Squall, Forest Gump, The Great Santini, GI Jane, Something to Talk About, Forces of Nature and Rules of Engagement. Most superb-selling local author Pat Conroy's books and characters come alive as you walk through the close by legendary streets featured in books such as The Water is Wide, Prince of Tides, The Great Santini and Beach Music.
Abundant Golf Opportunities are Available
The mild Beaufort climate makes playing golf year-round a realistic option. Golfers will appreciate convenient access to copious championship golf courses within a brief drive.
How to Save Money on Your Rental
- Find the tourism bureau where you want to travel. Many official tourism bureaus will send you printed tourism guides with promotions for rental management companies, dining and tours. Look for these magazines and promotional books, since this allows travelers to enjoy those terrific attractions with a possibly significantly discounted.
- Are you willing to alter your travel dates? Off-peak times provide tremendous bargains.
- Active Duty and veterans of the US Armed forces may be qualified for price reductions. Be sure to ask vacation rental company to see if your travelling group qualifies for a discount.
- Some rental homes are essentially catered to specific vacationers, whether it is beachfront units with pier passes, city-center homes with walkable access to night life or waterfront homes that have private kiteboarding launching areas. If there's a certain Beaufort, SC atteaction you simply love, look for properties that cater especially to your needs.
- Vacation rental companies and individual rental owners often offer guests an opportunity to buy trip insurance. Trip insurance, which usually will cost you anywhere between 1% - 5% of the base vacation rental cost, provides visitors reimbursement of their trip expenses for any days missed as a consequence of health-related emergencies or storms, in addition to ensuing additional hurricane evacuation costs or charges, such as an unexpected hotel stay or extra fuel. Trip insurance is definitely a bank account-saver if the unforseen occurs (heaven forbid!).
General Rental Tips & Tricks
Many people are surprised to learn the number of properties are offered in their area of interest. Rental homes are gaining in popularity among vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of properties available makes it possible to find an suitable retreat to fit their Beaufort, SC crew, from restful condos to grand event homes with several bedrooms.
Nearly all rentals in Beaufort, SC are privately owned and many are represented by experienced local property management agencies. For owners not directly involved with the management of their property, management companies are critical in helping guests with reserving, check-in, house cleaning, as well as routine maintenance problems that may arise.
Seasoned Beaufort, SC vacationers have discovered a few tips and tricks over the years with regards to renting vacation rentals, however many novices will be happy to find that several "tricks" are in plain sight, if you recognize where to look.
How to find and reserve the perfect rental home:
Before you book "Stunning Water Views and Southern Hospitality in Historic Downtown Beaufort", review our brief list of things to consider.
Search Early and Often
Beaufort, SC rental homes book several months (and up to a year) in advance. Reserving your rental home 6-12 months before your travel dates is recommended, when possible. Holiday reunions can be a great time for groups to plan their Summer family vacations..
Find your Area and Choose Dates
Agreement can be challenging among relatives, but as soon as this difficult part is finished everything will start to slide in place.
Selecting an Adequately-Sized Rental home
Keep a list of attendees. How many beds and bedrooms will you be needing? Bear in mind that a lot of homes list maximum guest capacity, which typically includes sofa beds in the family room. You will need to determine what is most appropriate for the family. Generally rental listings will describe each one of the unit's specific bedrooms and mattress sizes.
Make a Budget
Does your chosen rental property suit your budget during that prime Summer week? Make sure that you get cost-sharing commitments from travel companions well before reserving an expensive vacation property. A single individual in your group must be responsible for getting contributions and acknowledging responsibility for the whole rental fee at time of reservation.
Let's Talk Amenities
What amenities is your group interested in? Do you simply want a rental with a swimming pool, spa or volleyball court? Does the property need to be oceanfront, in the downtown area, or in close proximity to wildlife? Will the rental have bikes and body boards for use during your stay? Make a list of priority features to facilitate filter your search.
Frequently the elder generation has problems with staircases. If wheel chair accessibility, elevators, pool lifts or other special equipment is required, include that into your search. Nearly all property listings include a list of amenities.
Are you or other people in the crew traveling with a dog or cat? Animal policies are different at each rental property. Study descriptions carefully. Type of pet, size and dog breeds could be controlled. Study your agreement carefully! Fees may apply when pets are included. When in doubt, ask the property owner and get it in writing.
Start the Search
Many websites exist to match vacationers with rental owners.. Besides Homeaway, VRBO and Tripadvisor, we suggest searching Google for "Beaufort, SC local rental properties" for local rental management companies. Local agencies generally have a unique collection of vacation rentals daily and weekly.
Negotiate the Price
When you have found the rentalhome of your dreams, double check to make sure your travel dates are available.
While not true for all rental properties, many owners and property managers will negotiate rates. If they are unwilling to budge on a peak-season week, try asking for an additional night. The off-season offers your greatest chance to negotiate a reduced rate.
Read the Agreement
Read through the whole agreement and make sure you understand who is liable for:
- Utility bills
- Telephone service
- Pool and hot tub heating
- Cable and pay-per-view TV
- Trash collection
- Maintenance policies
- Key exchange
- Parking requirements
Get a total that incorporates state taxes, animal and other extra fees.
Cancelling your Rental Home
Make sure you be aware of the cancellation policy before booking. You will probably be offered trip insurance. Trip insurance, which typically costs ranges from 1% - 5% of your standard vacation rental rate, can provide travellers with reimbursement of their vacation costs (and subsequent rental home costs) for any days missed as a consequence of personal medical emergencies or weather, as well as hurricane evacuation expenses, such as a unanticipated motel stay or additional gas.
Once you believe you've identified "the one", start the booking process. You will probably be asked to submit a security deposit at time of booking.
Where to Get Assistance
Make sure to get the manager's contact telephone number and entry/exit procedures for your vacation property. We recommend storing the contact's details in your smartphone and wallet.
Congratulations! All that is left is enjoying your visit!
During your Stay
- Photograph on your arrival. To assure no damages are attributed to your stay, make a record of any problem areas of the property. Get in touch with the rental manager right away to report your findings.
- When there is any ambiguity about parking, rules of the house, house access, pool functions, etc... we suggest you ask the rental home manager promptly. A brief phone call prevents many problems.
- Be respectful of the local community. Residents usually live within earshot. Respecting late-night quiet hours and vehicle parking rules can make a visit a lot more pleasant.
- Ask a local. Natives are a great source of tips.
- Remember to protect the owner (and your things!) by keeping the rental home secured when you are away, exactly like you would in your own home.
Check Out Time
- Double-check each space of the rental property to confirm you've collected all valuables.
- Once your things are all out, begin a walk-through of the rental to make sure no property damage occurred in the course of your remain. We advise walking through with the rental manager whenever possible (this isn't always the case).. If the property owner is not available, make certain you take photos of the property to record its condition.
- Did you have an enjoyable time? Many property management companies and rental home sites make it easy for travellers to give feedback. If the property and/or property manager was first-rate, they'll appreciate your praise. If something went wrong, we advise being understanding but completely honest about your rental experience. Top owners and managers will try very hard to rectify the situation.
Use Your Experience
Does everybody want to re-book next year? We hope this guide helped you find a terrific home away from home. If the rental property was not ideal, and you will better understand how to filter your search for the next time.