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Private Dock Little Lucy Creek Retreat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 and a half Baths, Water Views

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,

More Details

Owner
Ann Griffey Burgess
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Ann Griffey Burgess

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.

Ann Griffey Burgess purchased this house in 2008

Why Ann Griffey Burgess chose South Carolina

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Annie, I want to thank you, Jack and Melissa for letting my Dad and me stay in your house on the creek. We had a wonderful time, and particularly enjoyed watching the tides, the birds, and the dolphins. One day an otter swam down the little stream that runs right in front of the bluff. My Dad loved Hunting Island State Park so much that we took our bikes there 4 out of the 6 days. What a nice unspoiled place. Thanks for sharing the pass. Melissa was a great hostess.
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Ladys Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connected to master bedroom with a water view.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks.
  • Newly remodeled 2 piece washroom. Rinnai on demand water heater provides for hot water whenever you need it.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with bath. Sunrise sunset views.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sunrise/dock view.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Water view.
  • All bedrooms have water views. Bathroom in master also has water view.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Private Dock Little Lucy Creek Retreat
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 53 reviews
5

Great Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Annie. We had a wonderful time. Your home was great. At high tide you have water to enjoy from the screen porch, then at low tide you can watch the birds feeding everywhere. Great dock to fish from. Very thankful for the opportunity to visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gene and Sandy for visiting with us for ya'lls anniversary. We feel so honored. There's nothing like the water for soothing our soul and reconnecting with our loved ones. Please come back and visit anytime. Annie and Jack
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5

Beautiful property and wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The Little Lucy Creek Retreat was a wonderful place to call home for a week for our family. We had lots of fun crabbing and fishing on the dock and were pleased with the well appointed kitchen. The view from all of the windows in the house was breathtaking! Owners were very prompt and available. Thanks so much for allowing us to make forever memories in your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Muellers from Augusta loved Lucy Creek Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I give this beautiful place at 10 in my stars!!!

Thankyou and hope to come back soon!!!

Awesome scenery and love tha dock!! Big plus!

Very fotunate to be a part of this home! Wiliam Fife says hello-he remembers your mother Anne from church. She must have been a wonderful lady!!

Many thanks once again-We did not want to leave--------So sad

Thanks you Anne for sharing your home

The Muellers from Augusta GA

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was ok

  • 2 of 5

The house was not as clean as we would have liked. Their was pet hair everywhere. The refrigerator wasn't cooking like it should have, we had to through away around $100-150 dollars worth of cold stuff. We will probably choose somewhere different next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my! How awful. I'm so surprised that you didn't contact me immediately as you had my personal phone number. I would have had my housekeeper come over and take care of all your concerns. I have already shared your concerns with her. Again I'm so sorry. I did check with the folks that came in after y'all left. They didn't seem to have the same issues with the fridge but it might be an issue that comes and goes. However I will be more than happy to reimburse your cost for food loss. Just send me the receipts. Thanks for sharing this information with me Annie
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5

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home. My family and I spent Christmas week here and it was absolutely perfect. The views are spectacular from every angle, and it is truly a peaceful and welcoming home. The decor is mid-century modern as they state in their info, and my family thought it was great. The home is good sized for a family, and we had plenty of space. It's located on Lady's Island, so about a 10 minute drive to Beaufort. Less if there is no traffic. It is a home that is clearly older, but everything is comfortable and well-maintained. All the tools you could need to cook are provided, along with plenty of towels, blankets, etc. The only issue I had with the home was that the floors of the bathrooms were quite dirty when we arrived and so we had to clean those ourselves. Otherwise it was a lovely home and we would go back. Oh, and the dock is the best update to the home, I'm so glad it was done! Thank you for sharing your family home!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Leyla So glad y'all enjoyed your stay. December is a beautiful time. The dock is incredible. If you have any problems in the future with cleanliness please call or text and I will have it taken care of immediately. Thanks Annie and Jack
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5

Amazing place to stay. Relaxed time with family. Everything we needed. Could not ask for more.

  • 5 of 5

The home was inviting and the views were exquisite. It made you want to know more about this history of the home and it's family because you felt like a part of it for a short time.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pearl, Sorry It has taken me so long to get back to you. Somehow I must have overlooked your lovely review. It's nice to hear that you had a relaxing time. Satisfaction is our ultimate goal. Annie
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Map

Upper Crust Beaufort Ladys
"Great salads and pizzas."
Luther's
"Our favorite burger."
Steamer Oyster & Steakhouse
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Savannah or Charleston
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Yemassee, SC
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
802
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hunting Island State Part
Nearest Point of Interest
Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Shell Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
ACE Basin Tours
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach
Car: necessary

Kayak, canoe and bike rentals available.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100

$200 deposit due at booking. Half is due 60 days before visit. Balance is due 30 days before visit.
Monthly rate of 3800 is only available September -April
Weekly rate applies when booking for the months of May, June, July and August

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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