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Treat yourself to an affordable luxury vacation. Relax, unwind and enjoy the serene beauty the Lowcountry has to offer. However you travel, we are here to accommodate your needs. Singles, couples, and families, everyone is welcome and leaves with wonderful memories.
Our cottage sits on Little Lucy Creek, nestled among the live oaks and long leaf pines on Lady's Island. This Lowcountry hideaway has a breathtaking view of the tidal salt marshes of Little Lucy Creek where you can watch the egrets and herons wade in the marsh grass and the eagles and hawks soar overhead and you can hear the pileated woodpeckers pecking and watch them flit from tree to tree. If you watch closely you can see the tiny island deer, and raccoons when they visit the surrounding woods. From the screened porch you can see the dolphins surface as they mosey down Little Lucy Creek and if you look closely you can see the otters playing along the banks.
This cottage is also our second home and is thus appointed with all the amenities you need to make your vacation stay a delight. Most of the furnishings are genuine period antiques, most of them southern in origin and from the early 1800's. The living room has 22-foot vaulted ceilings, southern yellow pine floors, gas fireplace with a life-sized portrait of General Duff Green (our adopted southern kin) over the mantle, 46' flat screen TV with surround sound, sound system with speakers throughout the cottage, wi-fi and cable hook-up computer internet access. There are 3 sets of French doors, from the living room and both bedrooms, which overlook the salt marshes and provide access to the screened porch. All rooms have ceiling paddle fans or there is central air if you prefer.
The fully equipped kitchen has granite countertops with breakfast bar, gas range, full fridge/icemaker, microwave, wine cooler and is completely furnished with cookware, toaster, blender, mixer, coffeemaker, etc.
The master bedroom has a king-size pillow-top bed, TV, large closet, master bath with large vanity and a walk-in shower stall with rain shower head. The guest bedroom also has a pillow-top king bed, TV, large closet and a private full bath with tub and shower.
There is a huge screened porch (16 x 48 ft) that overlooks the salt marshes. The screen porch has a wicker breakfast table outside the master bedroom French doors where you can enjoy your morning coffee, 2 sofas, 6 rockers and chairs, dining table that seats 8, and a beverage refrigerator. Even if the weather is bit cool or stormy you can enjoy the screened porch when you lower the canvas and isenglass panels.
Imagine stepping out onto the back deck and soaking in the 4 person hot tub while sipping wine and gazing at the stars overhead. There is a patio area with a gas grill where you can grill your fresh seafood and a boiling pot to cook up the local lowcountry favorite, Frogmore Stew. There is a large open deck area and a picket fence surrounds the beautifully landscaped yard. There is a parking area for your boat trailer or extra vehicle. For your trips to the nearby beach, we have sand chairs, beach towels, coolers, and picnic baskets available for your use.
The cottage is only 4 miles from all major amenities and only 5 miles from historic downtown Beaufort where you can have lunch outside by the riverfront park, take a carriage ride, shop, sit by the water and watch the boats and even see a dolphin or two pass by. Savannah, Charleston or Hilton Head are all within +- an hour and a half drive for easy day trips; Visit Fort Sumter and other Civil War historical sites, shop on King Street or in the local open marketplace, take plantation tours, go antiquing, take a riverboat or sailing schooner tour, sit on the park bench where Forrest Gump sampled his box of chocolates, and dine at restaurants including Paula Dean's Lady and Son restaurant in Savannah and the many wonderful restaurants in the Lowcountry.
The 3 miles of pristine secluded ocean beach on Hunting Island are only 15-20 minutes away. Be sure to climb the lighthouse and experience the spectacular ocean view. Watch the shrimp boats coming in with the catch of the day when you stop at the local seafood market for fresh seafood to grill for dinner. Also on your way home are roadside farm stands with fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. If you have a boat or kayaks there is a public launch just 2 miles away. There is a golf course less than 1 mile away.
To make your visit most pleasurable, our property manager will be here to welcome you upon your arrival and will make sure you get settled in and have everything you need to be comfortable. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, NCBTMB. To make your stay even more memorable, she also offers, at an additional charge, in-house massages starting at $60 an hour.
Pets will be considered on an individual basis and will require an additional cleaning fee and deposit. The yard is fully fenced and there is a doggy door from the screened porch to the deck area. We expect pets to be on their best behavior so that they can enjoy your vacation with you!
We prefer to have only monthly rentals for January through May but occasionally we are able to make exceptions. If after the first of the year there are still vacancies, we will consider renting by the week during those months.
A few of the comments from our guestbook:
'7/6/09 Southern hospitality at its finest! Thanks for the use of your lovely home. And yes, a new granddaughter born 7/11 - Kinsley! Hope to be back soon. Semper Fi! Ed & Patti, FL'
'7/16/09 Awesome! This was exactly what we needed to recharge our batteries. We'll be back! Mimi & John'
'July 21, 2010 Your cottage is absolutely delightful. We loved our two nights here - starting off with coffee on the porch and ending the day on the porch. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. Betsy & Ralph, Jacksonville, Fl'
'9/11/10 We wish all of our vacations could be like this. Your home is so beautiful. Thank you for opening it up to us! Adam & Halie'
'August 1, 2011 Our week here has been pure heaven! Thank you for sharing your sanctuary w/us! Julie & Jenn'
'April 6, 2012 When I'm sitting at my desk thinking about where I'd rather be, this is where I am imagining myself. Thanks as always and just as much as ever. Charlie, Molly, Ted, Will and Grandma'
'1 Jan 2012 - 31 Jan 2012 We spent the month of January in Beaufort after spending 60 years of Januaries up north. Wow! what a place to spoil yourself in. We will definitely be back and hope all winters are as mild as the one we had this year. Thanks for everything, Mike & Elise (Moline, IL)'
'15 March 2014 Like fine wine after three years it just gets better here! We have grown to love this home and really feel part of the community when here. Thanks for keeping up this great home. Mike & Elise, Moline, IL'
Keywords: lowcountry cottage, house, salt marsh cottage, Beaufort cottage, Lady's Island cottage, creek cottage, bungalow
Fenced yard, doggy door from screened porch; Pets love it here. Provide photo & your pet's story for our Pet Guest Book. Pets are expected to be on best behavior and still have a great vacation with their family....moreless
We have additional parking via a gravel driveway along one side of the property. There is room for boat trailer or other vehicle but drive is long and a little narrow when backing in or out. ...moreless
There is a supply of most herbs, spices, vinegar, oil, sugar, salt & pepper, etc. There are some condiment items & staples and we ask that guests replace anything they use up & the supply continues....moreless
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
We prefer a minimum stay of a week but will sometimes make exceptions. The months of January - May are rented by the month only. If we still have vacancies after the first of the year, we will rent for shorter terms. Extra rental fee for pets and higher cleaning fee and deposit may be charged.
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The cottage is located away from the hustle bustle, noise and traffic and yet is only minutes away from grocery and drug stores, restaurants and other services. Hunting Island State Park is a jewel with miles of natural beaches, a lighthouse, trails and dogs are allowed if on a leash. We do include a season pass to the park for your use while you are at the cottage. The historic downtown Beaufort has shopping, dining overlooking the river waterfront park, a city marina and many historical features. You can see the houses and locations where The Big Chill and Forrest Gump were filmed. Charleston, Savannah and Hilton Head are all easy day trips. There is a free public boat launch nearby.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: This is from a trip to Hunting Island in late October 2012. My husband Jim is holding Murphy Martin -- our little special needs miniature dachshund. We tried to get a photo of both of us with our 3 dogs but that didn't go so well. Maybe next time. Hunting Island is one of our favorites place and we have included several photos so you can see how special it is. We are from northern Indiana right on the Michigan state line so being able to go to the beach almost all year 'round is quite a treat. We visit the cottage several times a year and feel we are so very fortunate to have this experience. We built our cottage as a getaway and a place for friends and family to visit. We vacation at the cottage now and plan to retire here when that time comes. The quiet and serenity allow us to totally unwind. We both enjoy photography so the views of the marshes and all the birds and wildlife are wonderful for us. We also very much enjoy any water activities so we especially feel at home here. When we built the cottage we had 5 (yes, 5!) dogs who all made the trip to South Carolina from Indiana with us. They all got so excited when the suitcases start to appear because they know they're heading to the cottage. Not all of our guests bring their pets, but we do enjoy being able to provide a cottage that is pet friendly where others can bring their pets on vacation with them if they want.
Why the Owner Chose Beaufort:
We built our cottage on Little Lucy Creek because we absolutely fell in love with the Lowcountry area. We have family in the area which makes it even more special. This is our getaway special place. Sometimes we will sit on the screened porch and read or just enjoy the view of the salt marshes all day. My favorite day is coffee and newspapers on the porch in the morning, staying in my lounging pajamas and curling up on the porch ALL DAY with a good book, and ordering take-out dinner in the evening; it is a special day where I can relax and unwind like no other experience I've ever had. Other times we enjoy taking trips to Savannah or Charleston for dinner, visiting friends in Hilton Head, antiquing or visiting the many historical locations. There are still many special places we haven't visited.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We have had many family gatherings at the cottage. With the huge screened porch we are able to entertain a large group with ease. Last year my husband's cousin and family stayed at the cottage while the whole family was involved in the annual Loggerhead turtle nesting and rescue program. The kids had a ball and said it was the best vacation ever! You can spend one day at the beach sunning and swimming and the next day be in Charleston for fine dining and shopping. There is no end to the historical places to visit, restaurants, the shrimp festival, the water festival, Oktoberfest, and on and on. Or you can do absolutely nothing all day and end your day with a glass of wine while gazing at the stars while relaxing in the hot tub.
The Cottage on Little Lucy Creek Front View
Front courtyard with potting shed on right
Living Room with 20 foot ceilings, gas fireplace, french doors to screened porch
Master Bathroom Walk-in shower with rain head Lots of storage and vanity space
Screened porch area outside master bedroom, wicker table for morning coffee
Dining Area on the Screened Porch, beverage refrigerator
Rear View - The Cottage On Little Lucy Creek
View from screened porch
Hot tub with view of Little Lucy Creek and open to the stars at night
View from rear of cottage - different season & different time of day
Road through Hunting Island State Park - used in many movies for jungle scenes
Courtyard at Front of Cottage Fenced Yard, fountain where the frog family lives
Foyer and Living Room
Kitchen with granite countertops, wine cooler, upgrade appliances
Master Bedroom French doors to screened porch View of salt marshes
Guest Bedroom French doors to screened porch View of salt marshes
Enjoy your morning coffee on the screened porch and watch the sun rise
Marsh View from Screened Porch, Living Room and Bedrooms
Gas grill patio area
Ellie's favorite spot in front of the fireplace
Hunting Island State Park Beach at very high tide Miles of natural beaches
Hunting Island Marsh Boardwalk - leads to viewing deck where you can fish, crab or just watch the wildlife
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