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'Banana' Caribbean-Inspired Get-Away

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

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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Daria Carver Paterson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Daria Carver Paterson

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.

Daria Carver Paterson purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Daria Carver Paterson chose Low Country & Resort Islands

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

All words, and there are so many more, I could use to convey the feeling of the sublime respite that we experienced while staying in your "Banana". Daria and Tom–thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity of spirit and extreme hospitality! Our dinner with you both was lovely. Our talk of foreign adventures and experiences in this beautiful world were so interesting. What a treasure you have in "Banana"! Joe and I can not wait to return.
May 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

'Banana' Caribbean-Inspired Get-Away
average rating of 5.0 based on 109 reviews

David and Sheila from Norfolk, VA

  • 5 of 5

This property is excellent and very well furnished, very clean before and after, as well as very comfortable. The Patterson's are excellent host and so accommodating. They made us feel so welcome almost like staying with a relative. The location is very close to shopping with grocery, restaurants, fuel, laundry, etc.

I would recommend this place to my own family members and friends.

Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and Sheila....You ARE family now... We are so happy that you found your new home here in Beaufort AND....just at the end of our lane! You both were a delight to host and get to know! We do our BEST to be the BEST hosts ever to all our wonderful guests. Tom and I have made lasting "friend relationships" with so many of our travelers over the years and it is why we have been so happy that we built "Banana". Thank you so much for your review.
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The Fabulous Banana Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Every once in a while, you find the perfect place for what you need. Banana fit all our likes, needs and desires and could not have been any better. The setting is bucolic, the apartment is uplifting and the furnishings and decorating are first rate. The hosts, Tom and Daria, were wonderful, kind and very helpful. In fact, everything was so pleasant, we look forward to visiting the Banana again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, cozy, crazy and cool

  • 5 of 5

Very close to the base, food and shopping. We booked it to attend our son's family day and graduation from Boot camp. The hosts were kind, considerate, very personable, and genuinely hospitable. So much more personal than a hotel stay. Had cooking facilities, food storage capacity and close parking. For Marine graduation, I would recommend Banana, as it is about a quarter mile from the base entrance. We arrived Wednesday night and departed Friday noon. I don't believe I could have booked a better location, or better hosts, for the visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW ! ...We appreciate your stellar review and please know that Tom and I fell in love with your beautiful family! We pride ourselves in being the best hosts we can be to make sure our guests feel comfortable. It would be lovely to see you again, and we are thrilled to know you went home with a great "Banana Memory." What an absolute pleasure meeting you AND your incredibly handsome new Marine! Thank you for such kind words.
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Banana was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Daria and Tom are great hosts. Great, relaxing stay in Beaufort.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim for your super, duper review! We appreciate all our guests and it is why we have so many guests and family of guests return to Banana... Tom and I are happy to have met you and your daughter and we know we will see you again. Providing "awesomeness" is our job!
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Very Comfy

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Banana for a Marine graduation and LOVED it. I was comfortable and felt safe despite the odd hours I needed to be out and about. Traveling alone, that is always a concern for me and I had no worries with this property. Wished it could have been a longer stay. Daria and Tom are wonderful people and very accommodating. Very close to Paris Island and a lovely community. I hope to return soon and experience more of the charm this place offers. My parents stayed at a hotel near by and were so jealous they hadn't found Banana. Thanks you Daria and Tom and I look froward to coming again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Flotida


  • 5 of 5

Great unit, great location, very peaceful, and simply beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shawn for your 5-star review! We enjoyed meeting you both and wish you great luck in your Iron Man competition. With the energy, endurance and great health you exhibit... you will certainly do well in the race. Stay safe and we hope to see you again. (ps: wifi up and running, too – thanks to the Geek Squad!) Best to you always, Daria and Tom
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Savannah Hilton Head Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Sakana Japanese and Fat Patties
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Parris Island Legends
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.03 Miles
Route 21
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sakana Japanese and Fat Patties
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
The Sands 3 miles and Hunting Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Parris Island Entrance
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!


Rates & Availability

Beaufort Apartment Rental Rates

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low season
Jan 24 2017 - Mar 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $99
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Beaufort Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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

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