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Cozy Cottage in the Heart of the Historic District!

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Welcome to Duke Cottage! It WAS yellow, amid a sea of yellow houses. Not now!

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 are switching 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!



Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow, Single Family House, House with Fenced Yard

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Property Type

  • House
  • 850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a TOTALLY smoke free environment - inside and out!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    40' Sony Flat Panel...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

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

    November 2014 - The City is renovating Duke Street. Until April of 2015, parking will be on Charles Street about 150' from the house. They are taking our driveway and adding 1 on-street parking space...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Splenda, and a wee milk in the refrigerator. Also salt, pepper, basic seasonings, and foil and plastic wrap. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • 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

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee - PER PET $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

We accept VISA, Master Card and Discover.

Your refundable $200.00 Security Deposit and Refundable $200.00 PER PET Security Deposit (IF your pet has been approved) will be collected at check-in in the form of a check.

We DO NOT offer special Monthly Rates - it is the weekly rate multiplied by the number of weeks you want to stay.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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Location

46 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Emily's
3.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Secession Golf Club
26.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak - Yemassee Station
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Emily's
17 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hunting Island State Park

Car: Not Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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 still do Hospitality Interior Design for a major hotel chain, but also spend most of my time 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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Welcome to Duke Cottage! It WAS yellow, amid a sea of yellow houses. Not now!

    Welcome to Duke Cottage! It WAS yellow, amid a sea of yellow houses. Not now!

  • Brand new upholstered seating in the Living Room - very comfortable!

    Brand new upholstered seating in the Living Room - very comfortable!

  • The black and white photos were taken by our son when he was in High School.

    The black and white photos were taken by our son when he was in High School.

  • Isn't the the CUTEST wee dining table and chairs? We saw it and couldn't resist!

    Isn't the the CUTEST wee dining table and chairs? We saw it and couldn't resist!

  • Everything You Need for Cooking and Dining is Provided.

    Everything You Need for Cooking and Dining is Provided.

  • For Your Use!

    For Your Use!

  • The painting Over the Sideboard was done by John's Dad.

    The painting Over the Sideboard was done by John's Dad.

  • In the chillier months, we switch to 100% cotton white Duvets and shams.

    In the chillier months, we switch to 100% cotton white Duvets and shams.

  • This is a twin bed with a boxspring - no trundle in this house. It's a wee one!

    This is a twin bed with a boxspring - no trundle in this house. It's a wee one!

  • It's a Little Bathroom, But There Are Lots of Fluffy 100% Cotton Towels!

    It's a Little Bathroom, But There Are Lots of Fluffy 100% Cotton Towels!

  • Weber grill and charcoal provided!

    Weber grill and charcoal provided!

  • It's a very nice place to hang out.

    It's a very nice place to hang out.

  • This stained glass in in the front door.

    This stained glass in in the front door.

  • Enjoy the 40' HD flat panel TV with HD Cable and a bunch of local movies!

    Enjoy the 40' HD flat panel TV with HD Cable and a bunch of local movies!

  • The countertops are level!

    The countertops are level!

  • It's all here!

    It's all here!

  • Plus a small box of milk in the fridge for your coffee!

    Plus a small box of milk in the fridge for your coffee!

  • The Dinning Room is Bright and Sunny!

    The Dinning Room is Bright and Sunny!

  • In the warm months, we use 100% cotton white matliasse coverlets.

    In the warm months, we use 100% cotton white matliasse coverlets.

  • Our sheets are 100% cotton 600 thread count all year long - divine!

    Our sheets are 100% cotton 600 thread count all year long - divine!

  • It's a cozy little room for 1!

    It's a cozy little room for 1!

  • Private, fenced back patio.  The yellow house beyond is our VRBO #282865.

    Private, fenced back patio. The yellow house beyond is our VRBO #282865.

  • 2 umbrellas and a pedestal fan keep you comfy!

    2 umbrellas and a pedestal fan keep you comfy!

  • Come visit!

    Come visit!

VRBO #326642

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 04/24/2015
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