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The First Key Cottage

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Last updated: 08/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Other Daufuskie Island Properties cottage description

Come and enjoy one of most unique experiences on historic Daufuskie Island. Our grandfather Fred H. Dierks built the ‘First Key Cottage’ by hand in 1944. Fred originally built the cottage to serve island residents by opening the first General Store. Fred's wife Mae, then stepped in as the island's second postmaster and the cottage doubled as the first post office. The general store closed in the early 1960's and was then converted to a private residence. The cottage was completely renovated in 2000 (adding a large bedroom and a bathroom) and again in 2011 adding a huge sundeck and outdoor shower with a covered gas grill. It is located within 250 feet of Marshside Mama’s Restaurant! And, it is about 800 feet from the Daufuskie Public Dock. On Daufuskie, you and your family will enjoy visits to the beach, the Daufuskie Farm, the Art Gallery, the Pottery Shop, the T-Shirt Shop, the Iron Fish, Haig Point Beach Club, Freeport Marina, and Marshside Mama’s Restaurant. Fish or crab on the Public Dock – go for nature walks, or bike riding. You will take pleasure in ending your day or beginning your evening with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world! This vacation will take you back to nights by the fire or on the deck, visiting with family and friends under the stars. Come experience Daufuskie and enjoy this serene step back in time. Transportation to/from the island from Savannah is available thru Bull River Marine at (912)897-7300 with Mr. Gary Hill. The cost is $225 (1-6 people) round trip. Golf Cart Rental is available thru me with Bloody Point Resort at discounted prices.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Catering Available
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Sit back and watch the sun set over the Intracoastal Waterway from the deck. ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Boating
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Ruins
                  • Restaurants
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                   

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                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  4 NIGHT MINIMUM ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/10/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  The First Key Cottage is located within 250 feet of Marshside Mama’s Restaurant. And, it is about 800 feet from the Daufuskie Public Dock. On Daufuskie, you and your family will enjoy visits to the beach, the Daufuskie Farm, the Art Gallery, the Pottery Shop, the T-Shirt Shop, the Iron Fish, Haig Point Beach Club, Freeport Marina, and Marshside Mama’s Restaurant. Fish or crab on the Public Dock – go for nature walks, or bike riding. Also, visit Frappy’s for an ice cream treat. You will take pleasure in ending your day or beginning your evening with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world!

                  Must be 25 years old for rental. Proof of ID required

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1944

                  About the owner: The First Key Cottage has been in our family for generations. Through the years, we have been blessed to make memories with family and friends on this beautiful island. Being from Savannah, we are able to get over to the island in just 20 minutes by boat.

                  Why the Owner Chose Other Daufuskie Island Properties:
                  This property was purchased by our grandparents in 1944. They lived on this remote island self-sufficiantly with the local islanders. They saw a need for a grocery store and post office. This historic cottage has now been renovated for today's modern family.


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                  Speaks: english
                   

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                  VRBO #417380

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

                  $150 per night (USD)
                  12

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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