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'Banana' Caribbean-Inspired Get-Away

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Southern steps lead up to Banana


Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Welcome to “Banana” – Our Studio Guest Quarters over our carriage house… 'Get your Island on when you're here!' Our clients enjoy our “Caribbean-Style” retreat in a private, safe, quiet, waterfront community. Enjoy stunning views from our COMMUNITY DOCK on Battery Creek,(when accompanied by owner), you might see dolphins when they are riding the tide. Spring through Fall, view knock out gardens from your special home away from home.

For Military Graduations,“Banana” is just 3 minutes to the Parris Island Gate and less than 15 minutes to golf courses Sanctuary Golf Course and Parris Island Legands ... 30 minutes to Hilton Head, 40 minutes to Savannah, 60 minutes to Charleston, 12 minutes to Historical Beaufort.

Hunting Island State Park and fabulous beach, is just 25 minutes away. This is Island life in the Carolinas at its best! This is a restful retreat, centrally located and close to everything- offering the art, cuisine and shopping of nearby.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible adults over 25 please...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    The DVD player is inside the TV and simple to use. No separate box is needed....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Yup, we have music to relax you and Reggae to put you in the Island mood....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We are on TV Antenna with 12 stations. Apple TV is also provided....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Lot's of movies for your viewing pleasure including some classics....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Water view of Battery Creek River from our property directly in front of our home. Banana is over our Carriage House. Guests are welcome to our front Veranda or community dock when accompanied by us...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    on property and not on any street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


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

    Although there isn't an oven- you may ask to use one of the owner's three ovens in the big house. There is also a Crock Pot in your apartment....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    with ice maker...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    IF you have a YMCA membership - it's just 4 minutes away. But you can get a day pass, too! It offers, indoor and an outdoor pool, massage, yoga & exercise classes, as well as weight room & machines....moreless

Building Type

  • Cottage


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from 58 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$950 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $15
  • Cleaning $25 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $99
  • Per Additional Guest $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 3%


Weekend and Holiday rates are $165 nt Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday or through holidays.

Cancellations: In the event you must cancel your reservation, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible. We will make every effort to re-rent the property. All monies, less 10% of the full advance rent payment and a $25 reservation fee will be returned within 21 days after receipt of the re-booking payment. If we are unable to re-rent the property all monies will be forfeited. Transfers within the same property/same year are subject to owner approval and a transfer fee of $25. Notices of cancellation must be followed up in writing for your protection.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah Hilton Head Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sakana Japanese and Fat Patties
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Parris Island Legends
26 Miles
Nearest Train
0.03 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 21
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sakana Japanese and Fat Patties
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
The Sands 3 miles and Hunting Island State Park

Car: Necessary

Other Attraction- Hunting Island State Park and Fabulous Beach, just 30 minutes away, is a Renowned Tropical Island, with Lighthouse, Great Fishing Pier, Bathhouses, Museum, and Nature Center. This is Island Life in the Carolinas at its Best!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Wondering why we named our guest quarters… Banana? Daria’s family home for many years was on the island of St. Thomas, in the American Virgins. When you live in the Caribbean, you most often name your home for what may be nearby. Our entrance is flanked by banana trees, which grow approximately 8’ per year. Tom is a lifelong horticulturalist and garden designer who is constantly working on our gardens. While you are here remember…life is short, so please take time to smell the roses! Daria is a commercial artist and has had her own advertising company for many years, first in N.Y. then in the Virgin Islands and now here in Beaufort… and works from home.

Why the Owner Chose Beaufort, SC, USA:
We live in Beaufort, SC a great traveler destination! We fell in love with our gas lighted, water view property. Our home is reminiscent of the antebellum style of historical architecture of the pre-cival war times, with its double verandas and metal roofs. Being able to take a break from work, (home office), and walk out to the dock to view dolphins..... well, it sold us! So, it was at the request of many of our friends and clients to create private guest quarters on our property with a Caribbean flair to accommodate them as well as their friends and family. We know Caribbean style and we know gardens! Add to that ... our hospitality and we've created another great place for you to visit.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our area is peaceful, quiet and very, very, VERY special. You won't hear cars starting up in the morning, as you would if you stayed at a hotel. You won't hear loud talking or drunks outside your retreat.....We are near to all Beaufort has to offer–and yet... we are tucked in to a very private place, far away from the rest of the world, for us to enjoy home and gardens and the island life of this historic area! Come and book with us... and then you'll understand! We are here to help you enjoy your sojourn. Then maybe, just maybe... you will come back and retire here, too!

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Southern steps lead up to Banana

    Southern steps lead up to Banana

  • Kitchen is galley-style and easy to work in for light cooking.

    Kitchen is galley-style and easy to work in for light cooking.

  • Entertainment Area.

    Entertainment Area.

  • Additional Outdoor Shower (in case you come home full of beach sand).

    Additional Outdoor Shower (in case you come home full of beach sand).

  • Community Dock- guests must be accompanied by owner.

    Community Dock- guests must be accompanied by owner.

  • After your busy day out, come home to Sweet Dreams!

    After your busy day out, come home to Sweet Dreams!

  • Alternate View of Kitchen.

    Alternate View of Kitchen.

  • Bathroom has double sinks and walk-in tiled shower.

    Bathroom has double sinks and walk-in tiled shower.

  • One of your Garden Views- stop and smell the Roses outside of your entry!

    One of your Garden Views- stop and smell the Roses outside of your entry!

  • Life is good in Beaufort- Just ask Pop!

    Life is good in Beaufort- Just ask Pop!

VRBO #230534

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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