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'Banana' Caribbean-Inspired Get-Away

Bedrooms Studio
Space 700 sq ft
Property type apartment
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.

Keywords: Studio Apartment

More Details

Daria Carver Paterson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 Shell Point

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

Can't say enough nice things about Daria and Tom, owners of Banana.

The apartment is immaculate, great location, budget-friendly and the owners so helpful in sharing all the great places to enjoy in Beaufort. We shall return! Thank you from your new friends from Sumter, N.C.
Jan 2017
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Shell Point Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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
  • alternative lifestyle
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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'Banana' Caribbean-Inspired Get-Away
average rating of 5.0 based on 114 reviews

Very Relaxig

  • 5 of 5

Tom & Daria were the perfect Host. Our apartment was immaculate and lovely decorated!!!

We enjoyed the area of Beaufort and explored all suggestions from Tom & Daria and hope to return next year.

These Hosts went out of there way to make our stay Perfect-----Thank you Both so very much!!

Don & Betsy

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts. We really enjoyed our stay. Our son was graduating boot camp. It's a hop skip and a jump away from base. Small one room apartment above their garage. It was beautifully decorated, quiet and relaxing. Took a glass of wine and enjoyed sitting on their boat dock. We would stay their again.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful for your kind review and we pride ourselves in being able to offer such a beautiful, restful and convenient location for our visitors. As many of our guests have returned up to 7 times... (and one couple even chose to be married in our garden!), we would welcome you back with open arms any time you want to get out of the chilly north. You were a pleasure to host and we wish you continued health and happiness.
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Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The Banana was the perfect start to our vacation. The dock was the best place relax and unwind and Daria and Tom were the greatest hosts. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Banana is delightful!

  • 5 of 5

I come to Beaufort often, and stayed at Banana recently for a short stay -- too short! The location is great, about 2 minutes to Parris Island, the immediate neighborhood cannot be beat. Quiet, safe, and close to everything one comes to the area to do. I enjoyed walking my dog nearby, it's very dog friendly. Banana is a carriage house, with private entrance away from the main house. The photos of the interior are spot on -- everything one could possible need is there for you. The design theme reflects their love is the Islands. Tom and Daria are the perfect hosts - and I enjoyed discovering new friends with much in common. I will surely stay there again and again, Banana is a special place, and I am eager to see my new friends again, soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cassie! We think you are delightful, too! We enjoyed "bonding" with you and understand your comfort level to be able to rest and relax in a safe environment. We have hosted many single women (business travelers and vacationers alike), and know their concerns when away from home. We are thrilled to offer our beautiful and restful waterfront community to our guests. I know we will see you again in April on your next, until then, BIG HUGS! – Tom and Daria
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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: June 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: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Pet Fee $15
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $99

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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