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Private Retreat - Coastal Beaufort, So. Carolina

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

Enjoy the lowcountry life and come to Las Brisas (Spanish - the soft breezes) on St. Helena Island. The breezes will keep you cool as you wile away the hours at the end of the road overlooking the marsh. Watch the tide coming and going and the birds that live outside the door. Enjoy your morning coffee on one of two screened decks or the open air observation deck where you can see above the trees and out to the ocean. Take a leisurely stroll by the Intercoastal waterway, enjoy the brilliant colors of Carolina sunsets and the quiet, unobstructed views. The home is cozy and ready for friends and family to take time to enjoy the sweet life together. The queen bedroom has its own bathroom and TV. Twin beds in the second bedroom, sofabed in the living room and a double futon in the loft accomodate up to 8 people. Call or email us for more details today!

Keywords: Family and Pet Friendly Home

More Details

Debra Varner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Debra Varner

We love our home in South Carolina! Having family nearby, we share meals and good times together. We live in San Francisco, also a beautiful place, but when we go to our So. Carolina home, we simply feel the stress of the everyday life melt away no matter what time of year. We have spent all the seasons and all are equally beautiful. We love beach combing, meeting and sharing a meal with our neighbors and lazing on the decks with a good book in the heat of the day. Family members visit and we take in the local catch of the day - the shrimp, clams, oysters and crab that our brother-in-law catches himself! We want you to enjoy our home as much as we do.

Debra Varner purchased this house in 2004

Why Debra Varner chose Low Country & Resort Islands

We have family and friends in No. and So. Carolina and Florida. We knew we needed to have our own home to share with them. We were fortunate to find this special place that brings such joy, and we are delighted to share with our guests.

What makes this house unique

We love the food, beaches, shopping, neighbors and quiet that makes us feel rejuvenated at the end of a stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We stayed in this house for a week and did not want to leave! We had everything we needed for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Thanks so much for the pet friendly home, it is great to be able to bring our dogs because they are a part of the family. We enjoyed Hunting Beach and trips into Beaufort. We do plan to return next year."
Jun 2011
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Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) The bedroom has a bathroom with shower and storage, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin beds with dresser and desk, Child Beds (1) Blow up mattress good for children in twin bedroom, (1) A fold-down double sized futon in the loft with dresser and sofabed in the living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Welcome to Las Brisas! This cozy home sits at the end of the drive and overlooks the serene beauty of the Carolina Lowcountry. No other homes to block your view of the natural preserve that you wake to each morning. Two screened porches, plus a third private observation and sunning deck with views of the ocean takes you above the trees and close to the open air. Enjoy your morning coffee listening to the birds, and your afternoon libation watching the deer quietly meandering through the marsh. You'll find the tranquility soothing and welcoming. We include the Hunting Island Year-Round Park Pass for your added enjoyment. Come and go to the beach as you wish.


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Private Retreat - Coastal Beaufort, So. Carolina
average rating of 4.6595745 based on 51 reviews
Beverly Hills, MI

Perfect in Everyway

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations. It felt home-like within an hour. The tides mesmerized us as did the views from every angle. The observation deck was our main hangout providing us with cooling breezes and panoramic views. Late at night the sky was dark and clear enough to be able to astro-photograph the Milky Way galactic clouds as well as the abundant stars.

The neighbors were welcoming and very informative. We learned of places to visit that weren't on the map such as Fort Fremont and, of course, the local eateries. Penn Center and the Gullah Festival were on our itinerary and did not let us down. Once we were oriented we covered most of the roads on St. Helena, paved and unpaved.

The house was impeccably clean and had all the amenities necessary for a very comfortable stay. We had all the room we needed between the 3 decks, the 2 dinner tables, the large kitchen and the huge property.

We rent homes in Michigan and Jamaica and will add this one to the list for next year. We are already planning to drive down for a 2 week stay next year. Las Brisas is the perfect late spring vacation house for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marc, the photos you took of the night sky are stunning. Thank you so much for sending those on, and so glad you were able to begin retirement at our home. You and your wife are welcome back anytime. Blessings, Debra and Michael
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Fun location

  • 5 of 5

Took family. Four kids ages 7-12. This was great. Went to hunting island. Thanks for letting us borrow pass. Went paddle boarding. Horse back riding. The house was great. My kids liked the outdoor portions of home. Was clean and neat. Had plenty of kitchen ware. And down the road to Hunting island was free ice cream. They loved that part.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, nice view, loved sitting on the screened porch and rocking in the glider rockers

  • 5 of 5

Close to both beaches, comfy, awesome view.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great for relaxing. And the crows nest was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 people stay and had no problems. This house was perfect for a relaxing beach trip. They had everything we needed to kick back and forget our worries. I never heard any of my 4 kids (7,9,15,16) complain about being hot or board or anything for that matter. Weather they were playing games on the decks or running around the property, it was all smiles all week. And that my friends makes me happy. We were close enough to Bay street that my wife and i could spend a day walking the shops. And there are so many small shops and great places to eat that we caint wait to go back again. Hunting island had just opened back up so we were lucky enough to go spend a day on the beach there and see the light house. All in all i wish it wasnt over!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family had an enjoyable stay at our home, Jeremy. And so very glad Hunting Island State Park is opened again after all these months. Everyone in the area so missed going to the big beach. We look forward to seeing you back again. Blessings, Debra and Michael
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Love, love, love

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here! The place was bigger than what we imagined it to be. Quite and relaxing...perfect for our New Marine to relax in on any of the 3 level of decks. We definitely plan on coming back! Oorah!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear, Rose. So glad our home was the safe haven for your Marine. Blessings, Debra and Michael.
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Wonderful screened porch,close to beach , nice yard.

  • 3 of 5

Coffe pot had grounds molded in pot, really dusty. Sheets and towels smelled like cheap perfume. Had to go buy linens.needs a hard cleaning.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, David. So sorry you did not contact me while you were at the house so I could have taken care of the issues you brought up. I request in my correspondence with all my guests that I should be notified immediately if there are problems of cleanliness at our home. There should not have been grounds in the coffee pot since we provide coffee filters, but perhaps that was inadvertently missed. The perfume smell on the sheets may have been caused by the drying sheets they use, but I will ask her not to use those again. I know many folks have allergies to some fragrances. I trust my housekeeper to do the best she can, so I hope all will be well going forward. Thanks very much for letting me know your concerns. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your spring and summer. Blessings, Debra
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Boondock's Restaurant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Dataw Island
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Yemassee Station
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boondock's Restaurant
Car: necessary

Just a five-minute walk to the beach where you can dig clams, and oyster banks are plentiful. Swimming, kayaking, crabbing, fishing and strolling amongst the oaks are some of the ways you can enjoy the quiet life in the lowcountry. Explore St. Helena Island, Coffin Point Plantation, nearby Penn Center Museum and enjoy the local cuisine at the Shrimp Shack, Johnson Creek Restaurant/Bar on Harbor Island and Boondocks Restaurant just a short drive away. The scenery inspires you to slow down and enjoy the warm breezes during spring, summer and fall. You will have the pristine beaches to yourself during winter when it can be warm and clear. Hunting Island State Park and Lighthouse is just a 10-minute drive. After a few hours at the State Park, a visit to Beaufort, or a trip to Savannah, Hilton Head or Charleston, you will be happy to return to your quiet retreat. This is also the perfect place to read, write, paint or bird watching. It also offers the best stargazing for your evening enjoyment all year long.


Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125

Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of the deposit. Rental agreement and Pet Agreement (when applicable) will be sent in a separate email. If reservation is made less than 30 days prior to arrival, full payment is required to confirm the reservation.

Discounted Weekly rates: $220/night; $1,100/week; $1,800/2-weeks; $2,700/3-weeks; $3,200/4-weeks (negotiable if staying multiple months)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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