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This adorable home is a quirky little 2 bedroom 1 bath 1940's cottage located in the heart of Historic Downtown Beaufort. We have completed the addition of a beautiful, private, back yard patio. Duke Cottage is adjacent to our other property, Baby Charles, VRBO #282865. In the Spring of 2013 we renovated the Sarah Gibbes Barnwell House ca 1835. She is a 3 BR 3.5 BA beauty, just 1 block from the Waterfront Park! Have a look at VRBO #472201. We have just added our Health and Fitness Destination, #631501, just 4 houses from the Spanish Moss Trail in the Hermitage Neighborhood.
From this location, you can easily walk to our gorgeous waterfront park where there are lots of restaurants, galleries, and shops. There are porch swings lining the waterfront and it is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the ‘yacht parade’ on the Beaufort River, which is part of the Intracoastal Waterway. The Point neighborhood, filled with antebellum mansions used in the filming of many movies, is just 4 blocks to the east and a wonderful area for leisurely strolls.
Inside the house there is central AC (and heat), as well as whisper quiet ceiling fans in the living room and both bedrooms. It has a cozy living room with a 40' Sony Bravia flat panel TV, HD cable and a DVD player.
The kitchen is large and bright and has been completely redone with a glass top electric range, dishwasher, and refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, and a stacked washer/dryer unit. All cabinets and countertops are new, with a deep stainless steel sink and a pull down spray faucet. All pots, pans, dishes, glassware, flatware, and necessary gadgets are provided - as are small appliances like a coffee maker, toaster, blender, and a hand mixer. The kitchen is also stocked with staples such as salt and pepper, coffee, tea, and sugar - just to name some. We found a cute little 'nesting' table and 2 chairs for casual dining.
The Dining Room has large windows on 2 walls. The dining table is round glass and seats 4 comfortably. There is a lovely curved metal chandelier for ambience.
The master bedroom has a 2011 Sealy Posturepedic mattress and boxspring with 100% cotton high thread sheets and fluffy new pillows. ****Starting Fall of 2013 (after a month of travel around France) we have switched out all of our Queen bedding to white European Duvet & Shams during the cooler months - there will still be the high thread count sheets, but instead of our white cotton Matelassé Coverlets, now you will have a duvet cover and shams. These are washed and changed between guest. It's more work, but it as we discovered, it is a better sleeping experience!
The second bedroom has a single bed with the same mattress, except that it is a twin. We tried having a trundle, but it is too cramped to be comfortable, so the house is limited to 3 guests.
There is one bathroom, and while it isn't large, it is bright and fresh and comes stocked with plenty of 100% cotton fluffy towels. Amenities and a blow dryer are also provided.
The private patio has a dining table with 4 chairs and an umbrella, and 2 chaise lounges and a huge umbrella at the other end. It is a lovely place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Pets are allowed with prior approval and a refundable deposit. Please let me know what kind and size of pet you wish to bring so we can discuss it's appropriateness!
All you have to bring is you and your clothing - we've got the rest!
Oh - ALL of our properties are NON-SMOKING, inside and out.
Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow, Single Family House, House with Fenced Yard
This is a TOTALLY smoke free environment - inside and out!...moreless
If you wish to bring your pet, please contact me so that we can discuss size and breed limitations. All pets must be approved PRIOR to check-in and require an additional deposit and cleaning fee....moreless
No longer do we have off street parking. The City renovated Duke Street and it is BEAUTIFUL, well landscaped, and brightly lit ..... but our parking space is now on the street in front of the house. ...moreless
Dishes & Utensils
Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Splenda, and a wee milk in the refrigerator. Also salt, pepper, basic seasonings, and foil and plastic wrap. ...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Very private, beautifully landscaped antique brick patio with an umbrella table for 4, and 2 chaise lounges under another huge umbrella. There is also an outdoor pedestal fan!...moreless
***We DO NOT offer special Monthly Rates at any of our properties - it is the weekly rate plus weekly cleaning multiplied by the number of weeks you want to stay.*** Also - winter is one of our most popular seasons, so if we did offer a winter rate, it would be higher than the usual rate!
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We are located in the heart of the historic downtown - lots to see and do all within walking distance! Our waterfront park is the lovliest on the east coast, and it is just a short walk from the house.
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: After growing up in FL and spending many years in Texas and Arizona - living in the Washington DC Metro area for 22 years was enough COLD weather for us. As soon as our son went to college, John sold his computer business and we headed to Beaufort! Now he focuses his energy on alternative energy and enjoying the outdoors. I used to do Hospitality Interior Design for a major hotel chain, but now spend most of my time on our properties, and enjoying this gorgeous area. Our son visits as often as he can, as do our many wonderful friends. Life is good here in Beaufort!
Why the Owner Chose Beaufort: We bought this little house because it backs up to our other property, VRBO #282865. We love the location and the neighborhood, and we wanted to be able to offer additional accommodations! A year and a half ago we added VRBO #472201 - a spectacular antebellum home we just totally renovated! It is just 1 block from the Waterfront Park. We recently finished #631501, 1.4 miles from here in the Hermitage Neighborhood - by the rail trail!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Our guests comment that it is a perfect distance to the waterfront and Bay Street. They love being immersed in the history of the area and being able to walk to everything. It is just far enough to be away from all the weekend noise and traffic, yet still in the heart of it!