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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:
May 24, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Private Retreat - Coastal Beaufort, So. Carolina
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 46 reviews

Another Wonderful Vacation at Las Brisas!

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful week at Las Brisas! The star gazing from the Crow's Nest was just incredible as where the walks on the beach. A great spot with everything you need for a relaxing getaway. We'll be back!

Thanks Debra!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Boyd. So glad you had another week to spend at our home. You all were so lucky to have mild weather this winter. You just never know what the LowCountry brings and how fortunate we are to enjoy it. You are welcome back anytime. 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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Quite and Private Get-Away

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is all as it is advertised to be- well constructed, beautiful location, well furnished. a great place to relax and get-away from it all. The owner, Debra, promptly responded to a small problem we encountered and was very pleasant and courteous. The only drawback to our visit was that the nearby state park had been closed due to the recent hurricane.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a terrific stay at Las Bresas

  • 5 of 5

There were four of us adults who stayed for a week over thanksgiving. For us it was a perfect location as we wanted to hike, bike and kayak...and did. The house itself was wonderfully accommodating: The kitchen well supplied , plenty of places to gather together (we hosted guests) or just wander off to read by oneself. We greeted sunrise and sunset every day on the upper deck where you could observe the marsh, the sound, the ocean and the tree canopy..filled with birds. Sadly, the hurricane had reeked havoc with island trees but our house was relatively untouched. . We hope to be there next year to continue our coastal thanksgiving ritual which we began 35 years ago on Hunting Island.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Retreat with Everything You Need!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable getaway with our two pups to this cozy end-of- the-road retreat. Debra has made sure that it has everything you need for a comfortable hazzle free vacation. The porches and crows nest were great places to kick back and relax. We'll definitely be back for a return visit.

Boyd & Mary Vaughan

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property! Great secluded location that was also close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

What a great trip! My family and I had an amazing time staying at las Brisas. This property was close to all the local attractions and also secluded and very private. If your goal is to find a hideaway and enjoy beach combing, watching the wildlife or the stars, this place is for you. To start it is roomy enough for my family of 8. We actually had more room available. It could sleep ten easily. It has an amazing three tiered deck with the top deck on the roof. The top deck has views of the marshes, ocean, and spectacular views of the night sky. We spent each night on the top deck star gazing and enjoying the ocean breeze. The property is large, plenty of parking for several cars or a boat if you have one. Enough room to back a large boat up and turn it around with a little skill. The house is foot steps from the marsh where you can walk out and be surrounded by a million crabs and oysters. The owners thought of everything. More than enough plates, knives, forks, Tupperware etc. I'm not talking about the old stuff that should have been taken to goodwill but kitchen items and appliances that are nicer than what you may have in your own house. The home comes equipped with a large brand new gas grill that does not need a propane tank, but is plumbed directly to the homes gas less thing you need to think about. Every window in the house has a great view. The beds are comfortable and there is ample organized bedding and lots of towels. There are new washer and dryer units as well if you have messy kids like mine. The owners also supply a year round pass to hunting island state park which is a ten minute drive away. This was a savings of over $100 for my trip alone. Thank you so much Mrs. and Mr. Varner for the use of your amazing home. I hope we left it in adequate shape and cleaned appropriately prior to our leaving. We fully intend on staying here again in the future if the Varners will have us. One additional note, you have to pack your trash out, so make sure you plan for that if you leave when the solid waste convienience center is not open. The lack of trash pick up is a little confusing. Other than that one of the best vacations I've ever had.


  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, Nate. Thanks so much for your comments and so glad you and your family enjoyed our little piece of paradise in the lowcountry. Yes, the trash disposal can be a little tricky if you're not used to doing it yourself. I'll keep in mind to advise on that for others in future. Thanks for the reminder. You are certainly welcome back on your next vacation to explore more the area has to offer. Blessings to you and your, Debra and Michael
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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

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property 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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