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Stunning Marsh Home w/Private Dock, Close to Parris Island,Savannah,Hilton Head

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

This beautiful low country home will take your breath away with its stunning marsh views, Spanish Moss draped live oaks, and peaceful atmosphere. Located on a two and half acre waterfront lot with deepwater dock access to Boyd Creek, this spacious home has six bedrooms and four baths, and enough room to accommodate up to fourteen people! The house is divided, by an indoor hallway, into two separate units each with 3 bedrooms, two baths and their own kitchen, living room and laundry. This unique layout is perfect for groups that want to vacation together but would also benefit from separate living quarters. You will find that there are many useful benefits to this distinctive layout. For example if the kids want to watch one movie but the adults want to watch another or if one group likes to sleep in while the other group likes to get up early they can easily do so without disturbing each other.

The location of this house is truly breathtaking. Take a walk out on the dock and drink in the views of Boyd Creek, the surrounding marsh and over 100 species of birds and assorted wildlife. You can catch such fish as sharks, Cobia, Red Fish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder right off the end of the dock or go Blue Crab crabbing or shrimping in the marsh. There is a boat ramp a tenth of a mile down the road where you can put in your boat. From there you have easy access to the Beaufort Broad River. Also, feel free to enjoy the use of our kayaks and admire such sights as dolphins, beautiful sunsets, and true southern splendor.

For the hunters in your family, this Jasper County home is the perfect fit. Close by are many hunting properties. The local area boasts Eastern Wild Turkey and excellent duck hunting. We also have the longest deer season in the U.S. from August 15th to January 1st. However, If you are looking for a more laid back getaway, we have you covered. Enjoy bird watching or a colorful sunrise from the screened in porch where you can also spend your nights gazing at the stars. You can also enjoy the large grassed yard by playing a game of football or grilling out on the charcoal grill.

The peaceful town of Ridgeland is located between Charleston and Savannah. Immediately you will feel at home and welcomed by the Southern charm of this small town. Ridgeland has great local shopping and restaurants as well as state parks and other outdoor activities. Encounter the many grand beauties of Jasper County at the Blue Heron Nature Center. This 4,200 square foot log cabin nature center sits on 10 acres of greenspace with a nature trail featuring native plants, wildlife, and even a butterfly garden.

For those looking to shop and experience some southern hospitality, Hilton Head Island is 45 minutes away. Hilton Head offers over two dozen championship golf courses, 100 tennis courts, and over 50 miles of public bike and nature trails. The island features over 200 outlet and department stores and many local boutiques. It is a 50 minute drive from the house to popular and historic Savannah. There you can experience fine art, extensive shopping, and a wide variety of delicious local restaurants. The house is also located 45 minutes from historic Beaufort and an hour and a half from beautiful Charleston.

This gorgeous low country home has something for every member of the family, so come and visit where true southern hospitality and the beauties of nature collide!

Keywords: duplex, attached units

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Esther Dennis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Esther Dennis

We are South Carolina residents and we love traveling down to the Low Country. We love to take our daughter to historical sites and the Low Country is full of them! We bought the Blue Crab Retreat because of it's proximity to all the wonderful places nearby along with it's privacy and beautiful views. When we found out you could crab right off the dock we were sold!

Esther Dennis purchased this house in 2008

Why Esther Dennis chose Low Country & Resort Islands

I began frequently traveling to this area through work. As I spent more time working in the area, I decided to purchase a home so I had a place to stay while in the area and a place bring my family for vacations. We love escaping to the picturesque views and flourishing wildlife. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to say thank-you.....We had a wonderful stay at the marsh home at Parris Island. The structure of the double house was perfect for our family of 10. The description of the layout was accurate, the facility was very clean and well-maintained. The screened porch was relaxing and the common gathering place. The dock and kayaks encouraged fun in the sun. We especially enjoyed the fire pit (and free wood) in the evenings. We were surprised that being directly on the marsh there were no bugs! We came here to see my son graduate from Marine boot camp at Parris Island. The drive to Parris Island was reasonable, 30 minutes. We left early to allow time for the security check at the base. (Remember to remove any Swiss army knives or pepper spray from key chains. The Marine base also allows you to take a cooler in your vehicle. We packed a cooler of water which saved us from purchasing drinks on the base. The cooler had to stay in the car, the parking lot was centrally located to all activities.) I would recommend this vacation home to everyone!
May 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Stunning Marsh Home w/Private Dock, Close to Parris Island,Savannah,Hilton Head
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews

We had a great stay. The place was wonderful, well kept up, very spacious. Very private.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house had more than enough room for all of us. Everything was clean and well kept. Lots of outdoor space for the kids to play.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Everything as expected at a reasonable price.

  • 5 of 5

Nice and quiet location, home was clean and well kept. The dock was great and caught a lot of blue crabs. Home is well equipped with everything you need. I would highly recommend staying there.

Only 2 very minor complaints. Water pressure was extremely weak, not sure if this is common in the south, and the home needs a much more powerful Wifi system. The current Wifi was slow and it was difficult making a Wifi phone call on a cell phone. Neither one of these issues would stop me from staying there in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great house, loved the views, location and had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 for Marine graduation. This house was perfect. Wish we had longer visit to enjoy it all. The screened in porch was my favorite, enjoyed coffee in the morning before sun came up. Everyone even teenage boys commented how nice the beds and sheets were. We would not hesitate to come back. Recommended to several recruits families. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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It was a great place to stay and really easy to get to.

  • 4 of 5

The layout was perfect for our stay to watch our son/grandson/cousin/best friend graduate as a Marine! It was an easy trip to PI. I would book again to just come and explore the area.

Loved being able to have plenty of room and share in a family meal. Walking out on the dock was great as well. It was near to see the tide come in. We didn't get a chance to use the kayaks, which would have been neat to do.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The best part of South Carolina

  • 5 of 5

This place is the most blissful, beautiful, and perfect place you could find on the South Carolina coast. The photos don't do it justice. I have a large family and it was a struggle finding a place large enough with just enough privacy, but this place was magnificent. It was clean and cool. The back porch was covered and we didn't have any problems with the mosquitoes. The house is in a private place and right on the river. High tide was the best time! We went crabbing every day and caught so many crabs!!! There are quite a few places to fish, even in your own backyard. There are so many trees and so much shade and cool air. It was so peaceful. About 45 minutes from the nearest beach in Hilton Head, but just close enough for shopping, dining, site seeing, and pretty much anything we wanted to do! I recommend this place for families, large groups of any kind, and anyone looking to fully enjoy real southern charm!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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fantastic time!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this summer home and our stay was excellent! We spent most of our time on the covered dock and screened in porch and what a blast. The crabbing is phenomenal only surpassed by the wonderful sunsets. We were a little apprehensive about the split floor plan before we arrived but it is wonderdul, especially for a large family like ours. We look forward to staying again, the next time being in the fall. The owners are fantastic and so is the property !

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The house is located between Hilton Head and Beaufort. Beaches, shopping, and history are just around the corner. The salt water marsh provides amazing experiences with nature such as bird watching, fishing, crabbing, and kayaking.


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cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

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Ridgeland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
  • Unit A: Queen size bed (1), twin or single (2), double (1), roll away or cot (1). Unit B: King size bed (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single (1), roll away or cot (1).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Kayaks, Dock, Fishing Dock, Nearby Boat Ramp, Large Grassed Yard, Fire Pit

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