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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

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 Saint Helena Island

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 4.6792455 based on 57 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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Beverly Hills, MI

Second time better than the first

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Las Brisas and it was even better than last year. The house was superb. The weather was perfect, one misty afternoon and 70 to 80 degree range for the week, which for us Michiganders is summertime especially with our never ending winter (we are having an ice storm as I write this review). We were able to spend 2 days in Hunting Island State Park, it was still closed last year when we were here, and were not disappointed. Of coarse the local seafood and cuisine in addition to the great beer selection at Bill's Liquor only added to our experience. Parris Island, Port Royal and a day in Charleston rounded out the whole vacation. Thanks for such a great house.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spent the month of March 2018, wonderful low country location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay very much, the house was well appointed and neat, close to Beaufort. Many restaurants within 15 minutes, the sunsets from the upper deck were amazing.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a relaxing place.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently and really enjoyed our time at the property. We immediately felt at home. Just a short 5-10 minute walk to the public beach access allowed us an opportunity to walk to the St. Helena Sound every day and sometimes twice a day. Sitting on the screened porches was a wonderful place to read or simply enjoy the view of the tidal marsh. We hope to go back again next winter Debra was a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! House was the perfect size, clean, private, and plenty of room for our dog outside. Debra was very quick to respond to anything we needed and we would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice!

  • 4 of 5

Initially we had a difficult time finding the home and I would strongly suggest renters follow the directions from the landlord. GPS was not successful. But a nice clean home and just the privacy we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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