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Gorgeous Waterfront Town & Country Home on St. Helena Sound

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Living and screening and game room with TV/DVD and music ops.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Slip back in time on your drive to ‘Lili,’ our waterfront, private getaway located on St. Helena Sound. The entrance to this private residence includes a half-mile drive along the Avenue of Oaks, listed on the National Register of Historic places. Enroute, you will pass the original, antebellum plantation home (circa1800) once the center of Coffin Point, pre-Civil War cotton plantation. Your last right turn is home to a two-story private residence, nestled in a continuum of ancient, Live Oak trees and bordered by native plantings of seasonal flowers on three sides with a spectacular view of the Sound, sunrise to sunset - 100 yards away. If the trees could speak, one could only imagine the stories a hundred-year history might reveal. Indulge in the best of both worlds, the natural beauty activity of the intracoastal waterway whose traffic includes shrimpboats, sailboats, kayaks, dolphins, seagulls and pellican. The surrounding, densely wooded countryside of St. Helena Sound provides a quiet and serene natural setting.

Inside the home, guests enjoy furnishings custom designed by the owners which included extensive renovations using master craftsmen and local artisans to provide the fine details.

Windows open to expansive, scenic views, ever reminding guests of the exceptional natural beauty which they are emersed.

The colors and textures of natural materials mirror the lowcountry environment in fine decor. The ceilings were raised to expose huge, wooden beams acquired from a local cotton mill. The comfy and classic furnishings suggest the sea, land and sky in soft, soothing color pallet. The copper counters in the galley kitchen were added for serious cooking and easy clean up. Wear is designed to be exposed in the ever changing patina. The line between inside and out has been consciously disguised with plenty of open space, large floor to ceiling windows in the great room, windows room by room that reveal life at the seashore with all five senses.

Coffin Point's beachfront is a natural seashore manicured only by the ocean and its contents - twice daily. It's the real deal, rugged with tons of shells, chord grasses and other saltwater, hardy gifts. Teaming with sea life, this beach is not groomed for swimming but rather exploring, clamming, shelling, fishing and hiking. If you want to swim, pack up our beach towels, chairs & your water toys or rent a kayak, surf board etc ...and head to neighboring Hunting Island State Park. It's an easy 10 minute drive.

At either beachfront, ours or the State Park, it is common to see and hear dolphin, working shrimp boats and a range of seabird action. What is truly wonderful about living by the sea, is experiencing the changes hour by hour, day by day, week by week.

While at home, you can enjoy both front or back covered patios; oversize deck chair seaside or rocking chairs forest side, or put on your walking, biking or jogging attire to explore the beachfront and dirt road network of the neighborhood.

Cooking is meant to be fun and easy in this home. All grocery needs can be satisfied within a 10-minute drive with neighboring fish markets, marinas, fresh vegetable farms, grocery stores and quickstop markets.

Local restaurants and chefs offer catered services while a short drive, increases options to five-star cuisine in town as well as casual dinning at most local diners -- that all feature local seafood. Some have recipes passed down through the generations using ingredients from neighboring farms and docks.

Local favorites include Boondocks, Johnson Creek Tavern, Gullah Grub, Sand Dollar, Foolish Frog and The Shrimp Shack (referenced in Pat Conroy’s cookbook) Each with their own specialties and ambiance.

A wide variety of touring opportunities throughout the region include art & culture to serious shopping. For outdoor adventure we recommend Hunting Island State Park, a 10-minute drive away - where you will find five miles of swimming/surfing beachfront - without the traditional residential over-development. There is a minimal gate pass fee. Swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and a variety of fishing gear can be coordinated at the Park's nature center – plus special family activities are scheduled throughout the summer months.

At Hunting, thousands of acres of gorgeous marsh views, tidal creeks, and a dense maritime forest provide an abundant wildlife viewing experience that is becoming rare along our developed coastlines.

Downtown Historic Beaufort is another favorite destination - less than 20 minute drive. In-town destinations include Port Royal, Parris Island and the Marine Corp Air station Military bases and a bit further and over a few more bridges you can reach Hilton Head Island, Charleston and Savannah in a little over an hour drive.

Notable regional/seasonal events: Savannah Music Festival (March/Savannah) Heritage Golf Tournament (April/Hilton Head) Family Circle Tennis Cup (April/Daniel's Island) Soft Shell Crab Festival(Apr/Port Royal) Spoleto Festival (May-June /Charleston), Beaufort Water Festival (mid-July), Penn Center’s Heritage Festival (November/ St. Helena Is.), , and many local activities including ghost & home tours, Beaufort film festival (Feb/Mar) plus ever-present art gallery tours and community oyster roast fundraising fun in the winter.

Lili grounds allow for extensive parking for all your water and camping toys - boat (30ft+) and trailer and/or RV camper. Several boat launches are only minutes away. Or, leave the toys and call on our local, experienced guides. Join a boat or kayak tour, photo safari, dolphin watch, deep sea charter or sunset sail along the Intracoastal Waterway. Watch or participate in a regatta at the Lady’s Island Country Club, spin class at the YMCA or yoga class at One Yoga Sanctuary at Lady's Island Marina.

Keywords: Coastal elegance, lovingly titled (Lili) - you are invited to the comforts of town while vacationing in an elegant waterfront, rural community. Live Oak forest road and walk ways, natural beachfront, lush plantings, abundant wildlife and minutes from State Park, historic and cultural site-seeing.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Contract w/Guest - minimum age 21 years of age. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Huge waterfront lawn suitable for small group gatherings - picnic, sports --- bring all your toys...croquet, volleyball, wiffle ball, portable, blow-up swimming pool etc. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outside on patio and grounds. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • Queen size Beds (2) 2nd Floor Master and Guest Bedrooms - both with Waterfront Views, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2nd Floor Bedroom with Dense Live Oak Forest View, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 3 Oversize comfy sofas in 1st floor Living areas each convert to single day beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

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
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach view from Patio and all rooms face east - 1st floor Living/Dining and 2nd floor Master and Guest bedrooms....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Coffin Point community access to a beautiful, remote shelling and fishing beachfront. Perfect for long walks, jogging, biking and walking with friends. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Twenty minute drive to historic downtown Beaufort - shopping, art galleries, gift boutique shops, restaurants, award-winning, downtown waterfront, city marina....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view from Patio and all rooms facing east - 1st floor Living/Dining and 2nd floor Master and Guest bedrooms. Bathroom upstairs and downstairs. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Scenic, rural historic countryside. Ancient live oaks and native plantings, dirt roads with Live Oak canopy....moreless

  • Water View:

    Water Views from all east-facing rooms -- dinning, living room, two bedrooms, backporch seating. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Scenic waterfront view of St. Helena Sound and ocean beyond -view from back patio and all rooms facing east - 1st floor Living/Dining and 2nd floor Master and Guest bedrooms....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Long and spacious dinning room with solid wood table and chairs includes dinning cloth and linens. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two living/seated areas with sofas/chairs/ottoman/tables...moreless

  • Parking:

    On Property with circular drive entrance/exit. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Extensive parking on grounds along drive way and surrounding residence. Thick plantings and dense, Live Oak tree canopy provides natural shade and some shelter from the elements....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Extensive parking on grounds along drive way and surrounding residence for large RV and 30+ foot boat and trailer. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless network and password provided to guest in Welcome packet on arrival. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Cabby Cuisine delivers from select restaurants and many restaurants offer pick up & delivery services plus full catering venues available to leave the cooking to others. ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Setting for 8; Misc serving items; blender; ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Galley-like Gourmet Full Kitchen with Copper Counters, Glass covered Cabinets ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic paper products, S&P, spices, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size double-door refrigerator with full-size freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric / 4 burners / full oven ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Oversize wooden deck furniture overlooks scenic St. Helena Sound - just off the main living and dining rooms through double-glass sliding doors....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

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$1,250 $3,500
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Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,500 $5,000
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $10 + tax
  • cleaning fee $135 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

CHECK IN: 4PM CHECK OUT: 11AM

Guests are asked to purchase renters insurance (cost $49) covering up to $1500 damages.

Pets must be approved in advance. Pet fee is $10 daily, per pet.


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Location

53 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah /HH International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Restaurant
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Hilton Head Island -- Ferry to Daufuskie Island
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ocean Golf Course - Fripp Island
30 Miles
Nearest Train
AmTrac in Yemassee, SC
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 21
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Publix Grocery
355 Miles
Nearest Ski
Beech Mountain, NC
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Swimming & Surfing at Hunting Island State Park

Car: Necessary

Nearby: Wildlife Photo Safaris, YMCA, Spa and Health Center, Yoga Classes, Historic Beaufort downtown shopping/gourmet and southern cuisine dinning - walking tours, Gullah Culture Museum and Community Center at Penn Center - National Historic Landmark, State Park with fishing pier & public boat landings, Waterfront Park and Historic Downtown Shopping District, Horse drawn carriage tours, Active art community with art exhibitions, classes and cultural events including visual and performing arts - community orchestra, chorale and national chamber music series.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: Owner moved to South Carolina from California and raised her family on Hilton Head. As the family grew up, Lili was purchased as a family retreat. The home was purchased from a neighbor where her own mother once lived. In 2005 a major renovation, raising the ceilings, importing woods and other natural materials were used to expand every space with great attention to detail. Every appointment -- from furnishings to faucets and wall art were consciously and lovingly selected while meeting and befriending local talent.

Why St. Helena Island:
Overlooking the St. Helena Sound, this property is a blend of elegant, contemporary comforts midst a a rustic and rural, natural environment. This lovely home is part of a unique community that has grown up away from the maddening crown, around the sea and in a friendly neighborhood community in the country that enjoys a safe, quiet and perfect gathering place or getaway for friends and family.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Scenic waterfront view, natural shell beach, abundant wildlife viewing, 100-year-old Live Oak forest, National Historic landmark community entrance, nearby Beach/State Park amenities, local and regional shopping opportunities, fine and casual dining, fresh seafood and fresh vegetable stands, events and activities for all ages.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Living and screening and game room with TV/DVD and music ops.

    Living and screening and game room with TV/DVD and music ops.

  • Avenue of Oak drive to residence -- Pre-Civil War former plantation grounds

    Avenue of Oak drive to residence -- Pre-Civil War former plantation grounds

  • Master Bedroom with waterfront view of St. Helena Sound

    Master Bedroom with waterfront view of St. Helena Sound

  • Hallway view of  Guest bedroom w/Twin beds; view of Live Oak forest

    Hallway view of Guest bedroom w/Twin beds; view of Live Oak forest

  • Entrance - House nestled midst Live Oak trees overlooks St. Helena Sound.

    Entrance - House nestled midst Live Oak trees overlooks St. Helena Sound.

  • Full bath with walk-in shower, 2 sinks & heated towel rack

    Full bath with walk-in shower, 2 sinks & heated towel rack

  • Live Oak Tree @ National Cemetary

    Live Oak Tree @ National Cemetary

  • Aerials of Beaufort Waterfront

    Aerials of Beaufort Waterfront

  • Carriage Tours in Beaufort

    Carriage Tours in Beaufort

  • Front entrance overlooks flagstone patio and Live Oak forest

    Front entrance overlooks flagstone patio and Live Oak forest

  • Family and Dining room

    Family and Dining room

  • Galley-like Gourmet  Kitchen opens to living/dining area

    Galley-like Gourmet Kitchen opens to living/dining area

  • Live Oak forest driveway entrance

    Live Oak forest driveway entrance

  • Waterfront View from house..from patio, living/dining & 2 bedrooms  facing east

    Waterfront View from house..from patio, living/dining & 2 bedrooms facing east

  • View of Shrimp boat at sunrise in St. Helena Sound

    View of Shrimp boat at sunrise in St. Helena Sound

  • View from Hunting Island Lighthouse

    View from Hunting Island Lighthouse

  • Gay's Shrimp Docks

    Gay's Shrimp Docks

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    Spartina Grass Islands - Morgan Island

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/21/2015
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