About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
******John & I are out of the country until the end of May. I will respond to requests as soon as I can, based on time and wifi access. Thank you for your understanding! if you need to speak to someone in Beaufort, please call our Property Manager, Melissa, @ 843 812-6836.*********
This little house is in the BEST location! It is just 7 short blocks to our beautiful waterfront park where you can enjoy one of the many 'porch swings' facing the Beaufort River. There are lots of restaurants, shops, and galleries accessible from the park and from Bay Street. The historic Point neighborhood is just 4 blocks from the house. This is a great area to wander and explore - filled with antebellum mansions where planters and their families spent summers enjoying the almost constant breezes from the river. Also - this house is such a popular rental that we have converted our other little property, Duke Cottage, to a VRBO. If this one is booked, or if you need additional space, please look at VRBO #326642. We also recently added our 'health and fitness destination' VRBO #631501, just 4 houses from the Spanish Moss Trail in the Hermitage Neighborhood.
This house is beautifully furnished with pieces from Century and Hickory White. There is a gracious dining room with a chandelier above for ambiance. One of our favorite guests is an artist and he did a small watercolor of Baby Charles while staying there - he had it framed and it hangs in the dining room. Another guest did an impasto for the bathroom, and recently another guest did a great photo that now hangs in the kitchen!
The bathroom used to be the low point of the house, but is now totally (I mean all the way down to new floor joists and new sheetrock - TOTALLY NEW) renovated and FANTASTIC! It has a step in shower with dual shower heads each with their own control. The shower doors are thick frameless tempered glass with bright chrome fittings. In keeping with the era, the walls are white 'subway' tile and the floor is black and white mosaics. The vanity has a beautiful granite top, and stores plenty of additional towels below. The window has an insert of frosted glass in front of it for privacy, while still allowing light into the room. It's really special.
The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a full size washer dryer. We added shelves supported by antique metal brackets across the windows above the sink. It is a fun way to display all the plates, mugs, and glassware and it freed up cabinet space for groceries.
The Master has a queen sized bed, and the 2nd bedroom has a day bed with 2 twin mattresses. All mattresses are 2010 Sealy, and all linens are high thread count cotton. This is a very cozy, quiet little home. A while back we switched out all of our Queen bedding to white European Duvet & Shams for the cooler months - IF we ever have them this year - there will still be the high thread count sheets, but instead of our white cotton Matelassé Coverlets, you will have a freshly washed duvet cover and shams that can be used for sleeping. These are changed between each guest. It's more work, but it as we discovered, it is a better sleeping experience for the guest!
For your entertainment there is a 32' Sony TV with HD cable, a DVD player with surround sound, and a VHS player. In the Master bedroom there is a CD player.
Outside, John installed a GORGEOUS antique brick patio (10' x 50') that we have furnished with custom 'South Carolina adirondack chair' seating, made by our neighbor, Todd. The seating group includes 2 lounge chairs with ottomans, and a settee. There is a 'ceiling fan on a stick' to help keep the 'skeeters away and provide a breeze when there isn't one. You can now dine al fresco, as we have also added an outdoor dining table and chairs. There is plenty of shade, so no umbrellas are needed.
Pets are allowed with prior approval and a refundable security deposit. Please discuss with us the kind and size of the pet you wish to bring so that we can determine it's appropriateness.
Please check out the map for restaurant and shopping recommendations. There is a binder in the house with more info and maps and menus. Feel free to call us with any questions or recommendations!
Oh - ALL of our properties are non-smoking inside and out. No exceptions.
*NOTE: ALL OF OUR VRBO PROPERTIES ARE LEGALLY REGULATED SHORT TERM RENTALS IN THE CITY OF BEAUFORT, SC. WE HAVE BUSINESS LICENSES AND PAY ALL TAXES REQUIRED TO OPERATE THEM. ALL ARE CODE COMPLIANT, AND WE ARE ALLOWED TO RENT ALL OF THEM FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 NIGHTS. WE ADHERE TO THE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY.
Keywords: Downtown, historic, district, bungalow, pets, dog, dogs, walk, walking, kitchen, living room, dining room, parking
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- May 27, 2018
As soon as our son went off to college we headed south! We looked for 6 years, focusing on the stretch of coast between Amelia Island and Charleston. We just kept coming back to Beaufort. Being downtown is such fun - we can walk and bike to everything. We love to boat and fish and the lifestyle here is perfect for that!
Erica purchased this House in 2008
Why Erica chose Northwest Quadrant
We bought this little bungalow just 6 blocks from our main house to use as an overflow guest house when we have big groups of friends come to town. We had a whole house full of furniture from my mother-in-law's house in FL to deal with, so the timing was perfect. We decided to rent it when we aren't using it, and that's what got us here!
What makes this House unique
Baby Charles has been so popular, we bought the cottage right behind it! Have a look at VRBO #326642, Duke Cottage. The properties are adjacent so, if you need more space, consider booking them together! It is an easy walk to the waterfront and all that area offers. Great restaurants, shops, and art galleries are all right there. We keep a binder in the house filled with local info and recommendations. We have also added VRBO #472201 - a spectacular 1830 antebellum home we just totally renovated! 1 block from the waterfront park. Our newest addition is Hermitage House #631501, in a great neighborhood 1.4 miles from this house adjacent to the rail trail!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect vacation home!
We have vacationed in Beaufort several times in the past. It's a beautiful city and we love returning. This was the first time we rented a home and we will never consider staying anywhere else.
" Baby Charles " is a lovely, comfortable, spotlessly clean little bungalow with all the amenities anyone could want. The owners, Erica and John, have thought of everything. It's location is perfect - in the Historic district and just a short walk to the waterfront. The private little yard just invites you to sit a spell with a good book and the front porch in the morning sun is a heavenly spot to enjoy a cup of coffee.
There are so many things to see and do in Beaufort and the info binder at the house is a great resource. Wonderful busy days, walking, biking, going to Hunting Island for the beach, great food (especially peel and eat shrimp!), southern sweet tea and hospitality, live oaks and the lovely spanish moss (my favorite) - life just doesn't get any better. We can't say enough about the house and the area and we recommend both highly. We can't wait to go back again.
This was a wonderful house in a very convenient location!
All the Comforts of Home in Beautiful Beaufort
Baby Charles is a spacious, comfortable and fully equipped house on the edge of Beaufort's historic district. A ten-minute walk to the lovely Waterfront Park and the stately old houses of The Point, this house is an ideal landing spot for travelers looking to easily settle in for a few weeks of low country living, as we did for six weeks. Erica and John are warm and wonderful hosts, and accommodate every request - seemingly without exception. Melissa, their weekly house cleaner, takes pride in her work and leaves the house immaculate. Erica makes a fuss about the quality of her sheets, blankets and towels - and for good reason! They're as luxurious as there are. Finally, little perks -- like the already paid for pass to spectacular Hunting Island State Park - and the milk chocolate salt caramels from the local chocolate store - made it clear from the get-go that we'd made a good choice.
One caveat: If you are looking for a quiet porch to sit and read on, this may not be the house for you as this house and its front porch are situated just feet from relatively busy Charles Street. But if that doesn't matter or you're happy to do your reading at the Waterfront Park or in the lovely Beaufort Library, or just lounging in your pajamas on a comfortable living room couch, you can do no better than to stay at Baby Charles in Beaufort.
Lovely, gracious and welcoming
I have stayed at several seasonal rentals over the last 5 years, and this tops the list with amenities, attention to detail, and hospitality. Beds were comfy, one of them being very firm which was great for my travel friend with back issues. Towels and sheets are wonderful, my friend threatened to steal the towels. But she didn't. Don't worry, they are still there, nice and clean and fluffy.
Erica supplies everything you can imagine, including soap, shampoo, shower cap, hair dryer, coffee, sugar, salt, and a little container of milk for your coffee or tea upon arrival. When we arrived, all the lights were on and lovely classical music was playing from the TV to welcome us. House is very clean and no keys to lose, as she uses keypads.
There is a wonderful book on the table with recommendations for Erica's favorite dining spots, we tried a bunch of them, and were not steered wrong. Not to mention the sweet treat she leaves of 4 salted caramels, which were fabulous!
I'll definitely stay here again for my next Beaufort visit.
super cute place
Very nice quite place to stay in the south. However, avoid cool months. Very drafty house with difficulty to heat. But would be perfect any other time. Was perfect in-between Charleston and Savannah as day trips.
Every thing was just right. Our brief stay in Beaufort was made better by your centrally located home.
We are in the heart of the historic district, and an easy walk to everything! Our waterfront park is the most beautiful on the east coast, and it is just a short walk. Come see! *NOTE: ALL 4 OF OUR VRBO PROPERTIES ARE LEGAL SHORT TERM RENTALS IN THE CITY OF BEAUFORT, SC. WE HAVE BUSINESS LICENSES AND PAY ALL TAXES REQUIRED TO OPERATE THEM. ALL ARE CODE COMPLIANT, AND WE ARE ALLOWED TO RENT ALL OF THEM FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 NIGHTS. WE ADHERE TO THE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
***We DO NOT offer special Monthly Rates at any of our properties - it is the weekly rate multiplied by the number of weeks you want to stay, plus weekly cleaning.*** Also - winter is one of our most popular seasons, so if we were to have a winter rate, it would be higher than average.