Vintage River Cottage on the Okatie Between Beaufort Bluffton
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Okatie cottage description
Vintage River Cottage on 3 acres with view of the Okatie River. Ideally located halfway between Savannah, Beaufort and Bluffton...an easy drive to the Savannah/Hilton Head airport. The Lowcountry at its orginal best. Old live oaks, camellia forests, magnolias, a perfect location from which to explore the Lowcountry. This cottage is the original house on the property known as Cedar Bluff, owners live in big house steps away. Still private and quiet.
The cottage shares the property with the owners who live in big house nearby. The cottage features a wonderful screened porch, hardwood floors, ceiling fans throughout. Dating from 1925, the cottage has lots of character, all the necessities, plus some, but keep in mind that it is almost 100 years old so if you are looking for something new and modern, this is not for you. If you want to experience the Lowcountry as it used to be and in some places still is, then this is your place.
The owners also offer a small log cabin in Western North Carolina near Cashiers, Glenville, Sylva, VRBO #300192
Keywords: vintage river cottage, circa 1925, overlooking the Okatie River
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- one bathroom has tub/shower one bathroom has shower only
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
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We spent a week and an unexpected extra day [due to grandson's football game] which Isabella OK'd while we were on the way. Jerry and Isabella were very, very good hosts. Since we arrived late on Friday [instead of Saturday morning] they had the cottage opened and ready for us. The weather was good - used the A/C for 2 days, then opened windows and doors for 4 days, and then had to turn on the heat the last 2 days. We were very comfortable at all times. Their was plenty of room for us, 2 dogs, and one of our grandsons. There was even a little study so we could continue our grandsons home schooling while our daughter worked. We spent mornings on the dock watching the sunrise and drinking coffee...so relaxing. The cottage is old and you need to ask Jerry about the history of the property - very interesting. We plan on returning next year. The owner's home is on the property but you would never know it. There is enough land to take walks [with or without dogs] and look at the beautiful surroundings. Our daughter and family live in Bluffton so we didn't do any sightseeing, but there was a lot of Halloween activity for the grandsons and us to participate in, plus markets in Bluffton and Beaufort. Both of these cities are easy to get to from this property [also Savannah]. I highly recommend this property if you like peach and quiet and relaxation.
- Guest Allan and Vickie (Evansville, IN)
- Date of stay 10/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/29/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
Our sweet host was welcoming without being in our grill, the cottage is the kind of place you never want to leave, a real Hemingway retreat. Equally easy to get to Beaufort, Hilton Head, or Savannah, was just the perfect vacation. We just left and I can't wait to go back.
- Guest Bradley S.
- Date of stay 09/05/13
- Review Submitted 09/25/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
Secluded cottage on the water
Secluded cottage on the water
We stayed at the Okatee Cottage for one week and it is the best place to stay in the LowCountry. It is conveniently located to Savannah,Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Charleston. The owners Isabella and Jerry made the trip. They gave tons of information on the local area and were extremely knowledgeable on day trips from the cottage. They welcomed our two dogs and made us feel at home in Low Country. Would definitely recommend this cottage and we look forward to returning there in the near future.
- Guest Thomas D. (Port St Lucie, Fl)
- Date of stay 07/22/13
- Review Submitted 08/01/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
Okatee cottage was a wonderful experience. I was initially skeptical because the cottage is on the same property as the main house (and not that far away); however, we still felt like we had the place to ourselves for the most part. The family was warm and welcoming, and the cottage was clean and spacious. The historical house has been wonderfully renovated to comfortably accommodate 2 couples. Also we LOVED having access to the dock and the water. The dog loved it too! Areas for improvement would be the kitchenware: there were a couple pots but no baking sheets. Also, we weren't sure about the proper manners when the family was down on the dock and we wanted to as well. Since we wanted some privacy, we ended up hanging out on the covered patio and leaving the family to enjoy the dock.
- Guest Summer stay (Atlanta)
- Date of stay 07/03/13
- Review Submitted 07/09/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, pet owners.
Diane and Jean
Diane and Jean
We loved our stay at the Okatie Cottage. The house is inviting and comfortable with a big kitchen. The grounds are lush. It is close to many Low Country destinations and we enjoyed seeing Bluffton and Beaufort as well as day trips to Savannah and Charleston (and the Middleton Plantation). Isabella was a delightful hostess and gave us so much information about the area. Would we go back? Yes. Recommend it? YES! If in Beaufort, try the Wren Restaurant.
- Guest jean (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Date of stay 02/23/13
- Review Submitted 03/06/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Past two summers
Past two summers
I had the privilege of staying in the cottage for June 2011 & 2012. It is a lovely, homey, clean, quaint cottage set in the perfect location to relax after visiting many of the attractions in close proximity. The front porch was a favorite place to relax while sipping some morning coffee, afternoon tea or evening wine; many times reading a novel. The hammock is a fantastic place to take a siesta while listening to the birds and feeling the breeze through the screened windows. I love the cottage for its "central" location to Beaufort, Savannah and Hilton Head. The owners are more than accommodating and are eager to share their expertise in the local attractions. Even my teenage daughters and Balto, the dog, enjoyed our stay.
- Guest desiree (Marquette, MI)
- Date of stay 06/03/12
- Review Submitted 09/17/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
We loved staying at this cottage. We had relatives over and loved sitting on the porch after shopping in Bluffton and Hilton Head. Hope to stay longer next time.
- Guest nana to some (chattanooga tn)
- Date of stay 05/31/12
- Review Submitted 06/14/12
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Perfect location to make day trips, come back and relax on the screened porch, or go crabbing of the dock. I hope to make this a yearly vacation. I loved it!
- Guest Holly (Lamar,SC)
- Date of stay 09/10/11
- Review Submitted 11/29/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, pet owners.
My husband and I stayed over Easter weekend with our dog "Buster" It was the most peaceful, pleasant experience. We enjoyed the sounds of nature and the cool breeze blowing while sitting on the porch watching the world go by. It is an orginal low country cottage that has been completely renovated with all of the comforts of the 21st century but still maintains the special features of the orginal period built. Highly recommended if you want a place to get away from the hustle of the world and just relax!
- Guest Kathy (South East)
- Date of stay 04/22/11
- Review Submitted 04/26/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, pet owners.
Peaceful and enchanting!
Peaceful and enchanting!
If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet and relaxing vacation and would like a hint of what low country living must have been like years ago...unhurried, tranquil, serene...Okatee cottage is the place! My husband and I along with my 83-year young mother and her spunky yorkshire terrier, Turner, spent three lovely weeks at Okatee Cottage in March. We arrived just as the bushes and trees on the grounds were budding and by the time we left everything was in full bloom and gorgeous! We felt "at home" as soon as we walked in the door. A favorite spot to relax was the large, comfortably furnished screened porch. The living room/dining room area with cozy gas fireplace provides plenty of room for indoor activities. And the spacious kitchen is wonderful for those who like to cook. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are decorated with unique, interesting artwork. The location is great for easy day trips to Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Savannah and Hunting Island. Jerry and Isabella are friendly, gracious hosts and the cottage and grounds are truly a special place!
- Guest Michelle (Illinois)
- Date of stay 03/06/11
- Review Submitted 04/16/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.
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3 night min stay
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- cleaning fee: $80
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Savannah at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 170 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Hunting Island, Hilton Head at Okatie
Year Purchased: 1984
About the owner: Owners are native to the area. He grew up on the May River in Bluffton and is in real estate in the area. She grew up in Savannah, is an independent fine arts consultant and also works with the local historic foundation.
Why the Owner Chose Okatie:
The cottage was our original vacation home when we lived in the downtown historic district of Savannah, Georgia. Upon making our property on the Okatie our permanent home, we make the cottage available to guests who would enjoy 'old Carolina' or 'old Lowcountry'....It is charming, has all the necessities, not too many fancy bells and whistles, but many amenities such as 'old trees, pristine tidal river, one of the Lowcountry's best screened porches for sitting , reading or sippin'.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
excellent location equi-distant between historic downtown Savannah (1733) and historic Beaufort (1711) and Bluffton....15 minutes off the bustle of I-95. quiet riverfront residential area, 3+ acres.
- Primary: (843) 987-2895 (South Carolina, USA)
- Secondary: (843) 597-3770 (South Carolina, USA)
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view from front porch
front screened porch
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