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Still Beaufort's Most Amazing--Decks, Dock, Near Parris I, Beach

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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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  • Pets considered:No
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Beaufort house description

Innisfree-by-the-Sea is the Beaufort area's most dazzling waterfront vacation property with docks, decks, 5 kinds of swings, amazing convenience. Historic downtown Beaufort is 8 miles, Parris Island 15 minutes, Hunting Island Beach 10 miles--We provide a free pass for unlimited visits to the Beach. And you can enjoy a true Low Country experience in our spacious home on close-in St. Helena Island. The house features a private deep-water dock, lots of decks, grill porch, and plenty of modern, up-to-date living and entertaining area for family and friends. This gracious home spreads over 6.5 acres and has no neighbors in viewing range, has water on three sides, and is planted with over a hundred mature palms.

One of several properties used in the filming of the movie Forrest Gump, Innisfree-by-the-Sea is convenient to Parris Island, Hunting Island beaches, the Gullah culture Center on St. Helena Island, as well as the shops, historic waterfront, homes, and outstanding restaurants of downtown Beaufort. Note that the Beach offers environmental programming all year round--and it's free!

Air access is five minutes away at Beaufort County Airport for general aviation, Savannah or Charleston for commercial flights. Beaufort is one of the Best 25 Art Towns in America, and all the best restaurants are close by. You are also within about an hour’s drive of Charleston, Savannah, Bluffton Outlets shopping and Hilton Head Island.

Best of all, you can bring your boat and be within 250 feet (the length of our dock) of all the crabbing, shrimping, fishing and boating you want in this location 17 naut. mi. from the Atlantic Ocean, and 6 naut. mi. from the Intracoastal Waterway near St. Helena Sound.

My wife says our island home is the closest thing to a South Seas island you can get on this side of the world. From the huge master bath with jetted tub where you’re surrounded with palms, to the gorgeous sunrise views over the back deck, you’ll glory in nature here. You’ll see many varieties of egrets and herons--white, blue, green--hanging out on the dock jutting into Jenkins Creek

You’ll be tempted to view their antics with binoculars all morning, until you see dolphin playing in the currents, arching gracefully as if inviting you to play, to see more. Grab the furnished crab trap and bait it with last night’s dinner leftovers to catch tonight’s dinner (crab pot and spices supplied in a large modern kitchen with plenty of freezer space).

Plan your day sitting around a large tile and wood table in a breakfast area with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the water, or in any of the well-furnished rooms in this home. Living and dining rooms and bedrooms feature hardwood floors, and the two modern baths with water jet tubs use broad tile flooring, as does the large, fully furnished kitchen and eating area. Two queen beds and two twin beds feature quality cotton sheets; towels are luxurious.

We can accommodate families or groups on vacation or graduation or other important events. Whether for a large group or for a quiet getaway or a honeymoon, Innisfree-by-the-Sea is a beautiful setting straight from chamber of commerce pictures of Low Country living.

The end of your day at Innisfree-by-the-Sea will find you watching the sunset over the shrimpboat docked up the river. If you've brought kids, they'll be worn out from swinging on the porch swing or the tall rope swings from the limbs of a live oak tree, playing games, or trying to count all the palm trees. You'll see why we love our home here, and want to share it with you.

Keywords: Waterfront, House, dock, acreage


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Very private, modern, practically new, with space for entertaining inside and out. Grounds have 6.5 acres; large, extra capacity refrigerator, amenities like a beautiful master suite and hardwood and tile floors throughout make this ideal for a boater's holiday (bring your boat and tie up at our dock), a family vacation, a honeymoon, or graduation site....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV, Choice plan...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    On deep water tidal creek west of Dataw Island....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Year-round favorite spot for fishing, crabbing, or dolphin and bird watching. Tidal creek location with boating and fishing dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Beach towels,chairs, and toys on hand....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Chiminea and inside fireplace with plenty of wood provided....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Extra spacious, light and airy kitchen with room for multiple cooks!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks sourrounded by palms stretch the length of the house waterside. Front porch and large live oak have swings for kids and adults....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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Winter: (Nov 29-Mar 8) ........................ $195/night .. $1230week
Spring & Fall: (Mar 8-May 26; Sep 03-Nov 28) .. $230/night .. $1450/week
May 27-Sept.2 .......................... $250/night .. $1750/week
$200 security deposit (fully refundable)secures reservation
$100 non-refundable cleaning fee
1st rent payment (50%) due 60 days from rental.
2nd rent payment due 30 days from rental.
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Last updated: 03/30/2015
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Beaufort County (local)
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Foolish Frog or Steamers
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cat Island
45 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 21
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Dog House
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hunting Island State Park

Car: Recommended

Birding, Nature walks, Historic Home Tours & Art Tours, Shopping, swimming, surfing & Festivals many times a year, Crabbing, Fishing and Shrimping from the dock. Note map is approximate. Exact location follows with emailed information.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Before we bought Innisfree-by-the-Sea, we enjoyed trips to Peru. We're sailors as well, and found our place to light here in coastal South Carolina. In the rest of our world, Estelle is a writer, Richard into construction and any project requiring heavy equipment, both are nature lovers, and as you'll see below, involved with family, including seven grandchildren.

Why the Owner Chose Beaufort:
We have five grandchildren in Beaufort, and this is our way of spending time with them and their very busy parents. Twenty years ago, we took a sailing course on the Georgia coast and subsequently bought land there. We became entranced with the coastal environment, especially the wildlife. When babies started arriving in Beaufort, we changed our plans to be on the Georgia coast--here we are on St. Helena Island, loving it: close to amenities and a world of attractions, but still laid back, uncrowded!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Breakfast on the deck, early, watching the birds, doing my pilates in the waterside bedroom while the sun rises over the creek, walking the property to see what's in the ponds, observing a blue heron's nest far up in a pine tree, swinging on the front porch, pushing our grandkids in one of three swings on the live oak, or snuggling up in the Indian sleeping bag on the porch, napping. Grilling outside, and having lots of company whether indoors or in the large kitchen/dining area. Sunsets on the dock--unparalleled beauty! Jetted tubs and a warm bubble bath in a room among the palms. Watching a movie on satellite TV or DVD. And that's just on the property--art galleries and shopping abound in either direction. Hunting Island Beach offers swimming until November and starting again in April, and there's beachcombing and environmental tours year around, not to mention a terrific lighthouse view of the ocean. Parris Island is close by, as are many historical sights. There are festivals many months of the year, and the waterfront park and the great restaurants are always a treat--as are visits to Port Royal restaurants, shops, beach and boardwalk.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Dock on River-Guest Chuck Long photo

    Dock on River-Guest Chuck Long photo

  • Waterside Deck Runs the Length of the House

    Waterside Deck Runs the Length of the House

  • Kitchen is very large, modern

    Kitchen is very large, modern

  • Living Room is comfortable, spacious

    Living Room is comfortable, spacious

  • Front Porch Swing

    Front Porch Swing

  • View from the Deck

    View from the Deck

  • Stainless dock sink at waterside, power, too.

    Stainless dock sink at waterside, power, too.

  • Sunrise over marsh at Innisfree

    Sunrise over marsh at Innisfree

  • 10 miles east is Hunting Island Beach State Park and Lighthouse

    10 miles east is Hunting Island Beach State Park and Lighthouse

  • Got to do the carriage tour!

    Got to do the carriage tour!

  • Innisfree-by-the-Sea


  • Breakfast Room Looking Over Water

    Breakfast Room Looking Over Water

  • Master Bedroom at Innisfree

    Master Bedroom at Innisfree

  • 2nd Bedroom Queen Bed

    2nd Bedroom Queen Bed

  • Third Bedroom by the Water

    Third Bedroom by the Water

  • Sunrise on the Marsh at River's Edge

    Sunrise on the Marsh at River's Edge

  • Early morning from water side.

    Early morning from water side.

  • Egret at low tide among the     oysters.

    Egret at low tide among the oysters.

  • Hunting Island Beach, 10 miles east. Free car pass included with house!

    Hunting Island Beach, 10 miles east. Free car pass included with house!

  • Old Point neighborhood in Beaufort.

    Old Point neighborhood in Beaufort.

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