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The First Key Cottage

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Last updated: 10/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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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

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • Television

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Walking

              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
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

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

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      Spring/Summer
                      Apr 1 - Sep 8, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,200
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $150
                      $900

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      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: 10/16/2014
                      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 - Friday, December 26, 2014

                      $150 - $200 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 10/16/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2012
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 70%
                      • Calendar last updated: 10/16/2014
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