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The Historic First Key Cottage - Daufuskie's First General Store & Post Office

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Sunset on the intracoastal waterway from our dock

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • 1 full bath with outside shower

Other Amenities

  • Private dock not included. However, public dock is next door.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We do have internet but no cable provider...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Pier Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Coffee maker, microwave...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    2 courses less than 2 miles away!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Available at Bloody Point resort. Inquire for access...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool access can be provided thru Bloody Point resort. Inquire for details...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer
Apr 1 - Sep 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$200
$1,200

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $171 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $129 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • 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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Location

Other Daufuskie Island Properties
Nearest Barpub
Marshside Mamas is next door
Other Daufuskie Island Properties
Nearest Restaurant
Marshside Mamas is next door

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Sunset on the intracoastal waterway from our dock

    Sunset on the intracoastal waterway from our dock

  • Back porch perfect place to read or enjoy a cigar.  It is now screened.

    Back porch perfect place to read or enjoy a cigar. It is now screened.

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  • Open kitchen makes it easy for multiple chefs

    Open kitchen makes it easy for multiple chefs

  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • Another view of the sunset from our property.

    Another view of the sunset from our property.

  • View of the common ground under one of our massive live oaks.

    View of the common ground under one of our massive live oaks.

  • Wildlife is all around. Otters, dolphins, deer, eagles, ducks, fish, herons, etc

    Wildlife is all around. Otters, dolphins, deer, eagles, ducks, fish, herons, etc

  • Outdoor deck has view if intracoastal waterway, grill master station & fire pit!

    Outdoor deck has view if intracoastal waterway, grill master station & fire pit!

  • Huge 1 man 5 woman outdoor shower

    Huge 1 man 5 woman outdoor shower

  • Fishing isn't too bad on the intracoastal.

    Fishing isn't too bad on the intracoastal.

  • Couch folds out into bed in living area

    Couch folds out into bed in living area

  • Master with King

    Master with King

  • Full bath

    Full bath

  • Pirates caught on camera passing by our dock!

    Pirates caught on camera passing by our dock!

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  • View of the property from intracoastal

    View of the property from intracoastal

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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