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Located at 1206 Pigeon Point Road in Uptown Beaufort, South Carolina
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!
Nestled under the canopy of an old-growth magnolia tree, Magnolia Court provides a serene garden setting and quiet respite when you need to get away from it all. Although Magnolia Court is tucked in a quiet residential neighborhood, we're also in the Heart of Beaufort -- just minutes from everything you could want to see or do! Located across the street from a park overlooking the Beaufort River, our front garden provides a welcome outdoor retreat to read, lunch, or just enjoy nature. We are in easy walking distance to the Historic District, shops, and restaurants.
Built of the same tabby construction used by the Spaniards who -- along with the French and English -- tried to colonized these shores, Magnolia Court has the flexibility to meet the needs of large or small groups of travelers. Depending on the size of your group you can rent one suite or the entire townhome, since they're enclosed under one roof yet each have separate entrances. We normally rent by the week/month, but will rent a MINIMUM of 3 NIGHTS when there is availability (as far as one month in advance).
Both the Historic District and Uptown Beaufort -- with antebellum homes, unique shops, and restaurants -- are literally just around the corner. The beautifully renovated Waterfront Park with additional shops and waterfront restaurants are only a five-to-ten-minute walk away. One block to the north of our location is beautiful Pigeon Point Park with hundred year-old oaks, brick pathways, playground equipment, and new landscaping. This is a great afternoon getaway!
A half-mile further down the street is a public boat launch (and we have room on-site to store your boat trailer). Go crabbing, fishing, or just relax and watch the beautiful sunset over the intra-coastal waterway. Beaches --- at The Sands (10 minutes) and Hunting Island State Park (20-minutes) are an easy drive. The historic cities of Charleston and Savannah are approximately an hour north and south, respectively -- making Magnolia Court and Beaufort a great hub from which you can see it all. Parris Island -- the only military installation where both male and female marine recruits are trained -- is only a 10-minute drive and is accessible for tours and graduation ceremonies.
Magnolia Court is fully furnished and is sectioned into one 1-BR apartment and two 2-BR apartments, which may be rented separately or together. Each sleeps between 2 and 6 people. We have beautiful porcelain and/or hardwood floors. Bathrooms have custom-tiled showers and/or soaker-tubs with hair dryers available in each. Washer and dryer, with drying racks are also available.
These full-sized-kitchens have granite counter tops, breakfast bars and all the large and small appliances you will need to cook up a feast. Each kitchen is also stocked with dinnerware, silverware, cookware, and linens. We provide a starter supply of coffee/tea, spices, condiments, paper and detergents.
The living rooms and bedrooms are also equipped with ceiling fans, cordless phones, and televisions with DVDs or VCRs. Beds are available in a range of sizes: from from toddler and extra-long twin, to double, queen, and king-size.
We also provide you with a desk and high-speed internet connections (WiFi), in case you're here on business. And since the weather is usually delightful, we have patio tables and chairs. A picnic table with charcoal grill is also available on-site. Ample off-street parking is also provided, with additional parking for boat, trailers as needed.
Short-term rental rates include bed/bath linens, utilities (heating/air conditioning, cable, WiFi, local phone service). Renters who sign a rental agreement of more than 90 days are exempt from paying the accommodations tax. Special reduced rates are available if you rent multiple suites or for six months or longer. When available, we may rent for a three (3)-night minimum stay. Rental rates are based on season and quoted according to occupancy. Additional charges may apply for additional guests.
NO SMOKING, NO PETS.
Keywords: coastal, historic, quiet, extended stay, Beaufort, Lowcountry, Low Country, Home, Home Away From Home, South Carolina, Convenient, comfortable, clean, relaxing, peaceful
Well behaved children are welcome. We ask that they not eat all over the house or in bed....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking is allowed in any of the suites. Smokers are asked to smoke on the deck/patio areas and contain their debris. Any violation may result in a substantial fee to have the unit cleaned and items replaced that smell of smoke....moreless
Pets Not Allowed:
While we do not allow pets on the premises, there are wonderful pet day-care and boarding facilities in the area that we can refer you to....moreless
Although the Manhattan is a ground floor apartment and has been used by wheelchair guests, it is not truly handicapped accessible. We do, however, have a handicap ramp to the front porch of another property -- our cottage, The Craftsman -- which also has wide entryways and bathroom access....moreless
Bedrooms 4 & 5 (plus a sofa bed) are in The Tuscan Suite....moreless
Bedroom 4: 1 queen
Bedrooms 4 & 5 (plus the sofa bed) are in The Tuscan Suite....moreless
Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single
Bedrooms 2 & 3 are located in The Manhattan Suite....moreless
Bedroom 1: 1 king
Bedroom 1 (+ sofabed) is located in The West Indies suite....moreless
Bedroom 2: 1 king
Bedrooms 2 & 3 are located in The Manhattan Suite....moreless
King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2-3) The extra-long twin beds have one roll-out trundle bed which can also be made available., Child Beds (1) Available upon request., Baby Cribs (1) A child's 'Pack-and-play' (playpen/crib) is available with linens upon request. Sleep Sofa available in The West Indies and The Tuscan....moreless
Bathroom 3: toilet, shower
THE TUSCAN bath: walk-in shower with rain head & wand...moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
THE MANHATTAN bath: deep soaker tub/shower combo. ...moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
THE WEST INDIES bath: custom tiled bath, walk-in shower....moreless
While our home suites are beautifully renovated, meticulously clean, and thoughtfully appointed --- the one thing that really sets us apart is our location. We are nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood with a surrounding garden setting that provides a wonderful respite from the rush of modern living. Across the street is a park overlooking the Beaufort River, one block north is the beautiful Pigeon Point Park, and at the end of Pigeon Point Rd is a shaded mini-park overlooking Pigeon Point boat landing. At the same time, we are just around the corner from the Historic District, the Waterfront Park, unique shops, and wonderful restaurants. You can literally walk everywhere in Beaufort from here!
And if you want to see more of the local area, it's only an hour's drive to Charleston or Savannah -- providing a convenient hub for you to see both cities. In addition, we're only a 10-minute drive to Parris Island and a 20-minute drive to the beaches at Hunting Island State Park....moreless
A wide selection of books and magazines are available for every interest....moreless
A variety of board games and cards are provided....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
TVs with DVDs/VCRs are provided in each LR and BR. Cable TV. Basic Cable with local and national stations provided. Guest may bring their own equipment to stream HULU or Netflix....moreless
TVs (most are flat-screen) with DVD players are available in each BR and LR. ...moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
We are located across the street from a public park which overlooks the Beaufort River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Take a walk and watch the sailboats and small cruisers go by!...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
In addition to our breakfast bars which seat 2-3 people each, we also have table seating in The Manhattan and The Tuscan....moreless
kitchen linens, bath towels and bed linens are provided in each unit. If you will be using the sofa beds or ottaman-beds, please let us know so that we can make those linens available as well....moreless
TVs along with DVD players included -- along with magazines, books and games....moreless
Parking Off Street:
Free, off-street parking is provided immediately in front of the townhome....moreless
Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
Plenty of parking for RVs or boats and trailers is available on the adjacent lot....moreless
Cordless phones are located in each living room and bedroom. Local service is free....moreless
Full kitchens with granite counter tops and plenty of storage and counter space. In addition: microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, mixers, waffle irons, blenders, slow cookers and other small appliances....moreless
Discounts: 3 nights or more: $171 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $70 Nightly
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Cancellations must be made 45 days in advance of scheduled arrival in order to receive a refund (less a processing fee). After that time, refunds are only available if we are able to re-book the property for the same period. We will try to accommodate guests if a date needs to be rescheduled, however.
A deposit of 50% is required to reserve a suite; payment in full is required 45 days in advance of arrival.
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As a coastal community, beach-combing, fishing, and crabbing are naturally big past times. Golfing is also BIG in the Lowcountry of South Carolina -- with many World-Class Courses in the area. We'll provide you with a contact list of public and private courses where you can play. Kayaks and paddle boards are available locally for rent. In addition, there are two skateboard arenas about 15 minutes away and a small local aquarium to view native plants and species. Deep-sea and fresh-water fishing tours can be booked locally. In addition, we have bicycles on site for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I’m a Lowcountry native. I grew up in Charleston and have lived in Beaufort for the past twenty years, so I know the area well. It’s very likely that my ancestors were gypsies or vagabonds, because I yearned to travel from an early age. By the time I finished college, however, I hadn’t been much of anywhere. So when my husband graduated law school, I convinced him to enter the Army JAG Corps on the premise that he could gain valuable courtroom experience, we could travel, and I could improve my command of the German language. (We spent our first five years in Germany.) For the next 20 years we traveled with Uncle Sam, landing in Atlanta for our final tour of duty. Life in the military afforded my family the opportunity to live and visit all over the world. As a seasoned traveler, I understand intuitively what visitors expect . . . and NEED . . . to know. Likewise, life as a military wife and mother has provided me with the expertise to turn each new abode into a real home. I have taken great pride and care in doing just that for our guests at Magnolia Court Guest Suites!
While living in Atlanta, we took a week's vacation to Hilton Head and stumbled upon Beaufort on a day trip. What a delight! Beaufort had everything we wanted. It’s a small version of Charleston; coastal (we had been land-locked for years) with salt marshes and palm trees; picturesque with antebellum homes and moss-draped oaks; and rich with a colorful history that predates the arrival of Spanish, French, and then English explorers in the 1600’s. Beaufort is both small town and cosmopolitan at the same time and is one of the most active arts communities of its size I’ve ever seen.
Why the Owner Chose Beaufort: My decision to relocate an antiques store in Beaufort led to the purchase of a 1930’s cottage to house the shop. I wanted a property close to town but not on the main thoroughfare and I didn't want it to 'look' commercial. Not content with just one project, we also acquired the modest two-story tabby building next door to establish something much-needed at the time: fully-furnished, short-term rentals. Thus began Magnolia Court Guest Suites. The building is comprised of 3 units (one 1BR and two 2BR apartments) that can be rented individually or as a whole.
We set about transforming this long-neglected tabby structure so that it was both a unified whole that could be rented as such (for wedding parties or family reunions) or as three individual apartments. We provided each with its own entrance, layout, color scheme, and personality. The Suites at Magnolia Court consist of one 1-BR apartment and two 2-BR apartments. The West Indies, which has a king-sized bed, is recommended for sleeping two, but can accommodate four via a sofa bed in the living room. The Manhattan has a king-sized bed in one bedroom and three twins in the other, for a capacity of five people. The Tuscan, has a queen in one bedroom and a double in the other; it is recommended for sleeping four, but can handle six with its sleeper sofa. The total capacity of the complex, therefore, is 11-15. (Several years later, when I closed the adjacent antiques shop, I transformed the cottage into an additional rental. The Craftsman, not shown on our vrbo listing, offers sleeping for six.)
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome: Magnolia Court has seen a wide variety of guests since we opened in 2006 -- snow birds from the northeastern US and Canada looking to winter-over in a milder climate, professionals working in Beaufort for several months and wanting something more than a hotel room, gal-pals getting away for weekend sojourns, guys golfing, families and couples vacationing, military families moving into or out of the area, people relocating to Beaufort and needing a home while theirs is being built, and local families hosting an overflow of guests for special occasions. We've met so many wonderful people and love seeing many of them come back year after year!
My husband and I still love to travel and look forward to his “final” retirement when we can really hit the road. And naturally, we’d prefer to stay in guest rentals – with all the comforts of home – especially if they’re located, like ours, in the heart of the community -- so we can easily walk everywhere.
We welcome you . . . to Magnolia Court, your Home Away from Home.