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Adorable Bungalow in the Heart of the Historic District!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to our little 2BR/1BA 1937 bungalow!

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

More Details

Owner
Erica
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Erica

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 Historic District

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!

Amenities

The Old Commons House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Day bed with 2 twin mattresses
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

Adorable Bungalow in the Heart of the Historic District!
average rating of 4.9589043 based on 73 reviews
5

Beautiful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend in Beaufort, home is very clean and cozy. Erica was very easy to work with and highly recommend this cute cottage.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Birthday celebrations

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Baby Charles! The home was so clean and bed was very comfortable! The owners gave us a box of chocolates which were absolutely delicious!! They really thought of everything ( stocked with everything needed for cooking, washing our clothes, and washing the dishes, etc.) They also had a binder with suggestions of places to eat and places to visit and things to do when it was bad weather. This was certainly a lot of valuable information and I'm very appreciative! I can't say enough good things about the renters and the home! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place to stay. Perfect for our girls weekend! The location was an easy walk to downtown. It was the Taste of Beaufort weekend, parking was limited, so this was perfect for us to walk to everything. House is nicely decorated. The owner's had everything we could have needed. The nice outdoor area is perfect for late afternoon wine and conversation before dinner. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect little house for me and my wife.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This house is very convenient to downtown Beaufort. It is a very easy walk. We rode our bikes to the Spanish Moss Trail which was safe and easy to get to. The outside patio was nice for us to enjoy with our dogs. We will definitely consider staying again for future trips.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Wonderful stay at Baby Charles!

  • 5 of 5

We walked in to classical music playing and chocolates on the table, the beginning of a great week in Beaufort. The house was very well appointed, comfortable furniture, fluffy towels, beautiful bathroom, high quality sheets and bedding -- just perfect. The kitchen had everything we needed when we decided to stay in and cook. We were so appreciative that our 2 small dogs were welcome. The fenced in yard was great for them. The house is centrally located and we were able to walk to town for shopping and restaurants. Beaufort is a charming town. We absolutely love it. We did drive to Charleston for the day and although it was great for the day, we were happy to return to Beaufort. We hope to return to Baby Charles in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved our cottage and would stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Beaufort and our cottage was wonderful - clean and offered everything we needed! Would recommend to others!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

The Old Commons House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

***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.

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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