IMPORTANT! There is no bridge to Daufuskie Island, situated between Savannah, GA and Hilton Head, SC. It is necessary to take a ferry or water taxi to get here. The Daufuskie Rental Group team will provide assistance with these details.
You should plan on approximately $55 extra per person roundtrip for both boat and ground transportation services.
Daufuskie Rental Group is proud to announce the latest addition to our collection of island vacation homes: The historic Sarah Grant Home. This unique and comfortable house is located in the heart of Daufuskie Island’s Historic District, and overlooks the Mungen River portion of the Intracoastal Waterway. (You won’t believe the spectacular sunsets!)
This house is not for those who are looking for a cookie-cutter vacation property. Rather, it’s tailor-made for vacationers who want to enjoy a true island experience in an historic home.
The house is a former Gullah residence (and is on the National Historic Register), and is located on the island’s Rob Kennedy Historic Trail. Named after the island’s beloved midwife and educator, a previous resident (Atlanta artist Jack Anderson) was a master craftsman whose woodwork enhancements can be seen throughout the house. For a time, this house served as the island’s art gallery.
As you can see from the photographs, the Sarah Grant Home was featured in Coastal Living.
Your vacation home provides an appealing mixture of comfort (e.g., fully equipped kitchen, Smart TV) and artistic touches provided by Mr. Anderson and others. The large back screened porch includes several seating areas suitable for family meals or for just enjoying the beautiful yard and Intracoastal Waterway vista. The kitchen is spacious and perfect as a gathering area while meals are being prepared. The living room includes both a plush wrap-around sofa as well as a comfy L-shaped day bed.
All bedrooms feature new bedding, with the master bedroom connecting to a unique middle room with museum-quality wood carved closets located between the bedroom and its half bath. At the very front of the house is a bedroom with a comfy queen bed with windows on two sides providing a vista of the beautiful yards around the house. Does your own private get-away bedroom sound good? Then you’ll love “The Sanctuary,” a bedroom with a king-size bed that is accessible only by a private entrance and staircase at the side of the house. An extra bonus space with a built-in day bed is perfect for night sleeping or daytime snoozes.
The Sarah Grant Home is situated on a beautiful stretch of land featuring palm trees and other Low Country foliage. Wander out to the porch or the beautiful lawn with your morning coffee, and let the magic of Daufuskie speak to you as you watch boats head down the Intracoastal Waterway on their way to or from Savannah, just barely visible in the horizon.
If you truly want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world, you have found the perfect location.
The Sarah Grant Home is located on one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern coasts: Daufuskie Island.
You will want to rent a golf cart to explore the island (we will help facilitate that rental) and discover one of the Eastern coast’s best kept secrets.
First stop may be one of Daufuskie’s beautiful and pristine beaches, including the Bloody Point Beach (site of an historic battle) and the Melrose Beach.
Daufuskie has several unique and colorful restaurants where you’ll swear you’re in the middle of the Caribbean, as well as the casual but upscale Melrose Beach Club Restaurant. We know you will especially enjoy visiting the School Grounds Coffee Shop, located in the old Mary Fields School, where author Pat Conroy taught and which was the subject of his first book, The Water is Wide.
History buffs will enjoy exploring the island and visiting various sites providing a glimpse into the past, including the Daufuskie Island Museum, the historic African Union Baptist Church (now a non-denominational church where you will be welcomed at Sunday services), ancient cemeteries, and numerous Gullah and other structures all part of the Rob Kennedy Historic Trail.
Those interested in unique shopping opportunities will want to visit the Iron Fish Art Gallery, Daufuskie Blues (an indigo dye studio), Daufuskie Peach (handcrafted soaps, lotions and scrubs), the Silver Dew Pottery, Wine and Woodworks, and the Daufuskie Rum Company. And you certainly don t want to miss the Daufuskie Island Community Farm, where old and young visitors alike are encouraged to help feed the chickens and even to try milking a goat!
So what are you waiting for? Daufuskie…and the Sarah Grant Home…are waiting!!
Additional historic note: Sarah Grant was a much beloved island figure, and served as midwife, Sunday school president, and PTA president during her influential life. She bought this 1910 house from Fuller Fripp for $15 and had it moved to its present location at a cost of $25, thereby paying $40 for her home. Sarah Grant was married to the island undertaker. When he passed away in 1962, she took his place. (As she was already the island midwife, someone remarked that “Granny bring ‘em ‘n she take ‘em away.”) Ms. Grant’s midwife carriage was recently restored and can be viewed at the Daufuskie Island Museum.