Beaufort: Private Dock Near Beach and Town/Little Lucy Creek Retreat

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Master bedroom overlooks creeks from both windows.


Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you want privacy, this is the place for you. This retreat is located on a tiny peninsula of land. When my grandfather purchased over 250 acres of Lady’s Island back in the late 1940’s, he always considered this 4 acre tract the jewel in the crown. It was his retreat from town long before my parents built a home here. Pap would come and put his boat in down at the shell ramp.

He’d cast his net in Little Lucy for those scrumptious creek shrimp to put over his grits. He fished around the bend at one of the best fishin holes in Beaufort County. He always dreamed of living here. Its location on one of the highest bluffs overlooking deep water on Lady’s Island made it an ideal home site.

So in the 1970’s my mom designed this home and had Elias Pinkney build it. The brick home, which is shaded by live oaks draped in Spanish moss commands views of more than 400 feet of the shoreline of Little Lucy Creek and its salt marshes. Each bedroom has its own unique view of the water.

From the Master Bedroom you can see the sunrise or moonrise over the dock on Little Lucy Creek. But from your queen size bed you have another view that looks down the creek and toward the sunset.

From the guest bedroom you also have a view of the dock on the creek. From the third bedroom each twin bed has a view of the creek and salt marsh. Enjoy your morning coffee at the kitchen table or on the screen porch with its panoramic views of the entire sunrise/sunset experience.

There is also seating out on the bluff so you can watch for the dolphins that swim by on the high tides or watch the stingrays, egrets and herons that come in to feed on low tide. We also have visits to the oyster bank below the bluff from a family of raccoons. Deer swim the creek to hide and feed among the magnolias and oaks. A pair of pileated woodpeckers has taken up residency in our piney woods by the dock.

This is our home and so we have tried to think of everything that might make your stay with us more comfortable. We have recently remodeled the interior to reflect our own love of Mid-Century modern furnishings( Very MadMen Like). There are lovely wood floors throughout. There are ceiling fans in almost every room and central heat and AC when desired. The giant living room with its 20 foot vaulted ceiling and open dining area were made for entertaining. For those who would rather stay inside there is seating in front of a 55 inch LED wide screen T.V.This service is provided through Direct TV. Computer access is through WIFI . A second TV is located in the Master Bedroom.

There is also seating in front of the wood burning stone fireplace. There is a large desk for visiting writers, computer users or grand kids working on jigsaw puzzles. The pillow top beds have soft sheets, comfy pillows and beautiful coverlets.

The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances, cookware, china glassware and utensils. There are two and a half bathrooms for everyone’s comfort and privacy. There is also generous closet space throughout the house so that you can store all your gear and belongings during your visit.

The porch is equipped with seating for all and an outdoor patio has a gas grill. The new dock is equipped with a float and kayak launch. Or you can put your boat, kayak or canoe in down at the shell ramp right on the property. There is also a boat landing two miles away at Sam’s Point where Forest Gump was filmed.

Our retreat is within easy drive of Hilton Head, Charleston and Savannah. It is @five minutes from all the necessary stores. A ten minute drive over a scenic bridge will get you to Downtown Beaufort with its shops, carriage rides and restaurants. In fifteen you can be at historic Port Royal and Paris Island. In twenty minutes you can be at one of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast at Hunting Island State Park and Lighthouse. There is a free pass to enter the park available during your stay.

For golfers there is a terrific public course at Cat Island . For nature lovers there are boat tours of the ACE basin. A notebook is available with information about our favorite things to do in the area and places to eat, shop and visit.

Or you may be like us and just sit on that porch watching the world of the tides come and go. They say that once you have smelled the pluff mud it gets in your veins and pulls you back just like the tides.

Keywords: Lady's Island, Waterfront, Secluded retreat,

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults should be at least 25 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Nowhere in house or in wooded areas around house....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Children should be at least 9 years old because of deep water and high bluff....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dog considered on an individual basis. Extra deposit and cleaning fee....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom with bath. Sunrise sunset views....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sunrise/dock view....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Water view....moreless

  • All bedrooms have water views. Bathroom in master also has water view.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Guest Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Connected to master bedroom with a water view....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sinks....moreless

  • Newly remodeled 2 piece washroom. Rinnai on demand water heater provides for hot water whenever you need it. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    (2) 55 inch SamSung LED TV. Additional TV in Master Bedroom closet....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Quiet location with low traffic street to walk dogs or bike on....moreless

  • Water View:

    Water views from almost every room of the house....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Home is located on a Tidal Creek with sunrise and sunset views of water. Covered dock and float. Three feet of water at the lowest tide. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new LG dryer...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    Hookups for computer and WIFI...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central Heat and AC...moreless

  • Internet:

    Computer access even on the dock....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large living room includes Cathedral ceiling...moreless

  • Parking:

    Circular Driveway and yard parking....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is ample parking for a boat/trailer or RV...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new LG washer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless throughout the house and property...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Glassware, dishes,silverware, cookware and paper products....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All included...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Fully stocked pantry including large Crab and Crock Pot...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    2 Bikes at house also bike rental available...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat landing about 1 mile away at Sam's Point. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened in porch off of dining room....moreless

  • Golf:

    Royal Pines country club located within a mile...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Dock and special Kayak dock and rentals available in area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Three acres lot with Live oak trees, magnolias, azaleas and camelias....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public courts available at High School on Lady's Island and in Beaufort...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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$1,400 $3,800
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $125
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 11%


$200 deposit due at booking. Half is due 60 days before visit. Balance is due 30 days before visit.

Monthly rate of 3600 is only available September -April

Weekly rate applies when booking for the months of May, June, July and August

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah or Charleston
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Lobeco, SC
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hunting Island State Part

Car: Necessary

Kayak, canoe and bike rentals available.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Jack and I are both musicians and spend the majority of our retired time playing music, attending concerts, fiddlers conventions and visiting with our family around the country. But when we need to renew ourselves we head for our home on this beautiful creek. We hope that you leave here as restored and refreshed as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Beaufort, SC, USA:
This property has been in Annie's family since the 1950's. This was the place where the family celebrated holidays and important family events. We have always loved to go there to relax and unwind. We can kayak down the creek but often just relax on the porch with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and watch the tides come and go through the marshes.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
First, we love that we have this incredible private panoramic view of Little Lucy Creek from almost every room of the house. When we get tired of the view (almost never) the house is located near this quiet neighborhood where we can walk Polly our dog and safely take the grandkids bike riding. It's great being so close to Beaufort with great restaurants and shops. We are also so close to the beach at Hunting Island State park, which is one of the most pristine beaches we have ever been to. We go there as much in the winter as in the summer. There is a free pass to the Park available to you during your stay.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Master bedroom overlooks creeks from both windows.

    Master bedroom overlooks creeks from both windows.

  • New dock at sunrise.

    New dock at sunrise.

  • Annie shrimping off the dock.

    Annie shrimping off the dock.

  • Front Entry

    Front Entry

  • Fully stocked kitchen

    Fully stocked kitchen

  • Open concept Dining Room with views to living room and creek.

    Open concept Dining Room with views to living room and creek.

  • Guest bedroom #2 with views of Creek.

    Guest bedroom #2 with views of Creek.

  • Main bathroom. One of three in the house.

    Main bathroom. One of three in the house.

  • Bald Eagle soars and hunts above Little Lucy.

    Bald Eagle soars and hunts above Little Lucy.

  • Side view of dock

    Side view of dock

  • Egrets and dolphins fight over fish.

    Egrets and dolphins fight over fish.

  • Annie enjoying heavenly sunset dinner on bluff with Polly close at hand.

    Annie enjoying heavenly sunset dinner on bluff with Polly close at hand.

  • Sitting on Pergola to enjoy the sunrises, sunsets and wildlife.

    Sitting on Pergola to enjoy the sunrises, sunsets and wildlife.

  • Front of Retreat

    Front of Retreat

  • Living room with seating area for TV, fireplace and computer desk .

    Living room with seating area for TV, fireplace and computer desk .

  • Diningroom ready for guests.

    Diningroom ready for guests.

  • Comfy queen sized bed overlooking sunrise and dock.

    Comfy queen sized bed overlooking sunrise and dock.

  • Powder room for visitors.

    Powder room for visitors.

  • Guest relaxing while gazing at creek from screen porch. Polly checking it out.

    Guest relaxing while gazing at creek from screen porch. Polly checking it out.

  • Boaters head down little Lucy Creek.

    Boaters head down little Lucy Creek.

  • Egret captures fish from dolphin.

    Egret captures fish from dolphin.

  • Romantic full moon rising over dock.

    Romantic full moon rising over dock.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Beaufort: Private Dock Near Beach and Town/LITTLE LUCY CREEK RETREAT

Beaufort, SC, USA #384494

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