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Best Waterfront View in Beaufort, Pristinely Clean Home on 3 acres

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type guest house


About the property

Gorgeous Panoramic Waterfront View, Sunset, 3 BR, 2 BA Spotless Home, Deck/Dock

If you love nature this is the place for you. Our waterfront property is ideal for folks who are seeking quiet time in a beautiful natural lowcountry setting, with a stellar panoramic view. Spring is here watch the gorgeous sunsets over the water, the 528 sq. ft. deck or dock is the place to be at Waters Edge. Our fire circle faces the water and the sunset. All fire materials provided.

Excellent central location for exploring the Lowcountry. 12 minutes to beautiful downtown Beaufort. Home is in-between Charleston and Savannah. 20 minutes from Parris Island. 5 minutes from MCAS. Our 1,200 square foot home is strictly limited to 6 guests total, adults, children and visitors combined.

The NY Times published a world list of "52 Places around the world to go in 2016." Beaufort is on the list. April 2017, Southern Living, bestowed Beaufort the best small town in the south.

Get the best of country at Waters Edge with a 12 minute drive to Downtown Beaufort.

Enjoy what even the locals say is the best water view in Beaufort from the 528 sq. ft. deck or dock. Kids love the swing, climbing rope, volleyball, badminton, tetherball, the dock, toys in the outdoor toy box, the outdoor chalk board, sidewalk chalk along with games in the house. Croquet & Bocce Ball.

The home has a master suite, king bed and 2 chests of drawers. 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and 1 chest of drawers. 3rd bedroom has 2 XL twin beds with water view. Each bedroom has a closet with clothing shelf and luggage stands. 2 bathrooms. W/D. Fully stocked kitchen.

I enter all guest book comments just below the owner info and just above the photo section at the bottom of this page, great to read what our guests say about Waters Edge.

We say Waters Edge is a vacation perfected by nature. Here is what our guests say. These are taken verbatim from the home guest book or an email, each guest also thanked us profusely.

'Your home & setting are beautiful & so peaceful. We couldn't have chosen a better place.' Georgian

“We had an awesome time at Waters Edge, a lowcountry house with a waterfront that would allow us to put in our kayaks and paddle boards at the back door! The manuals were very informative.” Teresa

“The view was gorgeous, the grass lush, the landscaping beautiful with all the plants & sculptures. The house was immaculate & had everything we could ever need!” Deborah

“Hate to leave, everything was perfect!" Mary

“This is one of the most awesome places we have stayed in. The quiet evenings & natural views will never be forgotten. So home like! Loved it!” Donna

“We loved the house. The space was great & the location was amazing. Everyone was blown away by all the attention to detail; it seems that you have thought of everything & put lots of love & time into the house. Everything was perfect. I would take a great view of the marshes over oceanfront any day, they're so interesting & beautiful!” Casey

“We had a wonderful family visit & everything about Waters Edge was perfect for our stay. We found the place 'speckless' (my daughter's word)! The sun on the marsh at 7am is beautiful. All info was clear, concise & extensive. We might have chosen a house in town had it been available but having now stayed at your place, we’ll be back. Price is more than reasonable to boot.” Sumner

“We loved the home and the view, which has the greatest sunsets ever! This was a very enjoyable respite for us.” Barbara

“The brief stay was so much more than we expected! It was serene, yet flavored with adventure. We love everything about this place & will return again for a longer stay. The swing is great! The dolphins spectacular! This little home will provide memories of a lifetime.” Jeff

“What a wonderful find to celebrate 50 years of marriage! So peaceful & tranquil, a retreat from our busy lives. We feel blessed.” Saundra

“Your place lived up to everything you posted & beyond. Definitely have to experience Water's Edge first hand to fully appreciate it. The cleanliness & the clean lines of your furnishings is exemplary. We talked about other vacations when we have been by the ocean & never noticing the tides as we did here. The marshlands are beautiful & they gave us the opportunity to see the rise, fall and currents. Fascinating!” Saundra

“Wow! What a beautiful place. Better than the photos online. Best of all we saw a dolphin swim by us while we were on the dock. Sublime!” Sharolch

“We really enjoyed our stay here. Some of our favorite things – tether ball in the yard, the ring toss game on the deck & finding sharks teeth at Sands Beach.” Angie

“Everything was well-thought-out, serene & squeakily clean (puts our house to shame). It was perfect, thanks to you Cheryl.” Judy

“Felt like a home away from home, very relaxing, with a beautiful view.” Nancy

"If I win the lottery tonight, I'll make you an offer you can't refuse!" Donna's husband

“We had a wonderful time, your place is great!” Rose

“Beautiful place. You went out of your way with so many thoughtful touches - the homemade chocolate chip cookies, the fire pit all ready for marshmallows. All the info & tips about the area, the well stocked kitchen & bathrooms. Everything was perfect. My granddaughters especially loved the swing! We had a wonderful time.” Deborah

“Beautiful Place! Your hospitality is wonderful & we will be back soon! Our entire family really enjoyed the peaceful surroundings & beautiful views.” David

“You have a little piece of heaven. The views were amazing!” Giovapnoli, Rome, Italy.

“Beautiful view to wake up to everyday & enjoy at night.” Stephen

“Such a lovely property & lovely view. The house is well apportioned, stocked & house instructions couldn't have been clearer. A HUGE bonus were the cooking supplies- having coconut oil and a few spices made deciding to cook a snap - this is RARE in rental properties and MUCH appreciated.” Karen

“The kids ages 15, 27, 29 loved the place & were pleased to see that you had so much set up for them to do. We enjoyed our first vacation home rental.” Marla

“This was a much needed break for our family. Thanks for putting so much thought & effort into this place! We can't wait to come back & stay longer!” Tarra

“We so enjoyed your piece of HEAVEN! You were a great HOST, incredibly organized, accommodating and genuinely welcoming. When looking at possibilities, your place was a slam dunk. The price is very reasonable & the accommodations perfect. The free use of kayak and canoe provided a tremendous savings as well as enjoyment to my family. I would like to share one more thing with you regarding my wife. She likes to be in the middle of things. To be in close proximity to the market as well as other stores. Well let me tell you, Waters Edge opened her eyes to what something off the beaten path can provide. Not that Waters Edge is that far removed from things but to her it was OUT THERE, this opened the door for future possibilities for our family. I share this with you because you touched us all in ways that you probably didn’t realize.” Norm

“We couldn't have picked a better place to have a family vacation. We so enjoyed your beautiful deck & awesome views! You have a little slice of heaven here.” Patty

“What a beautiful place to enjoy the beauty of nature & the zen of life. We love the coastal life & Hunting Island is unmatched.” Karen

“Loved your place. Nice big deck with an awesome view! The fire pit was a plus. This is a great place for a family picking up their marine to come back to each night.” Ivy

“I just wanted to say THANKS for helping to make our 22nd anniversary a special one. The house is way better than the description on the website and the pictures just don't do it justice. We enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to & watching nature especially the wildlife in the mornings & evenings. Getting to watch dolphins from the deck was a super treat.” Angie

“Loved everything. Seeing dolphins so close was wonderful. Everything was perfect.” Katherine

“We enjoyed our stay so much. The place is beautiful & so relaxing.” Ellen

“We enjoyed your beautiful place very much. We really appreciated your notebook with things to do, places to eat & the Hunting Island ocean front pass.” Susan

“The views are awesome. The sculptures outside the home are beautiful.” Ginny

“Your generous spirit exudes everywhere! I loved the area & your little slice of heaven was just what I needed.” Debbie

“We were impressed by this beautiful house, its view and were thrilled with all of the exciting activities you suggested for us.

“A beautiful view. The decor made us feel right at home.” Gina

“Wonderful experience, it was a memorable vacation for all of us. We enjoyed all of the extra effort that you put into our stay.” Chad

“We really loved our stay on McCalley Creek. You are a truly wonderful host. It is reassuring to know that an area with such natural beauty & wonder has people like you who are passionate about it and help to ensure it is protected.” Rebecca

“Beautiful house. We spent a lovely Christmas here, capturing the view from your wonderful deck. We can't wait to come back.” Karen

“Little piece of heaven! It was truly a wonderful time & you guys couldn't have been more welcoming. We'll be back in the spring!” Alex. While these quests were here we all watched a bald eagle eating a fish in the tree right in front of the houses. It was spectacular. From the house I have seen a bald eagles 5 times.

“What a charming home & lovely view! Your home was the perfect getaway.” Andrew

“What a beautiful property! It's a little slice of heaven with everything we needed... kitchen stuff, outside stuff, & a fantastic view! We enjoyed the fire pit & your place is so clean!” Kim

“We had a lovely, peaceful weekend in this extraordinary retreat. Much time was spent watching the changing light from the deck while our girls happily played in the yard. You have the most perfect swing!” Jami

“Perfection!" James

We are so grateful what we offer is so loved by our guests.

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Cheryl Mansson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Cheryl Mansson

Cheryl and Norman Mansson love living on McCalley Creek next door to our guest home. We are both nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who are smitten with living on the tidal salt marsh of McCalley Creek. Cheryl has lived in the Lowcountry for 36 years and Norman for 17 years. We have eight grandchildren we immensely enjoy. Norman has 3 married children in Portland, OR, Charlotte, NC and Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Cheryl has a masters degree in Counseling. Norman has a masters degree in Engineering. Norman has a manufacturing company in Varnville, SC. Norman is also a sculptor, you will see 5 of his life-size children statues in the yard of the guest home and one in front of the library in Downtown Beaufort.

Norman grew up in Mt. Kisco, NY and has lived in CT, WA and WY. Cheryl grew up in Litchfield, NY, a dairy farming community on the edge of the Adirondack Mountains. Cheryl lived on a 26' Columbia sailboat for 7 years and spent many years cruising. Downtown Beaufort was Cheryl's home for 25 years, and briefly Yukutat, AK.

We have traveled extensively and are delighted (through experience) to provide what travelers need. Our favorite place is home sweet home on McCalley Creek especially with the kids and grandchildren.

Cheryl Mansson purchased this guest house in 2009

Why Cheryl Mansson chose Seabrook

In a nutshell, pristine nature in a quiet private setting is why we live here and bought the home next door which is the vacation rental. We are smitten with our place! The view is priceless as is the wildlife.

This is the ideal place to unplug and relax in the natural beauty of the lowcountry. The 800' view of expansive tidal salt marsh on deep McCalley Creek was just what we were looking for. The sunsets take our breath away. For early risers the sunlight illuminates the marsh as the sun rises. We love the serenity of our private setting. Dolphin sightings are common, especially in the summer. We have many wader birds i.e. blue and green herons, egrets, ibis, wood storks. We also see and hear osprey, hawks, woodpeckers, owls, king fishers, hummingbirds, bluebirds, cardinals, wren. Cheryl has seen a bald eagle 7 times and a pair once. There is a one acre forest with a board walk to enjoy. Ancient mighty live oaks provide a wonderful shade canopy. We have created a great deal of landscaping which we enjoy. The home is clean as a whistle and completely furnished. Only 8 minutes to Bruster's Ice Cream yummy! 5 miles to a great drive-in movie theater with current movies, it is a great drive-in. 11 miles to downtown Historic Beaufort with many delicious restaurants, unique shops and art galleries. Hunting Island State Park is a pristine Atlantic Ocean beach is 28 miles from the house.

The property boarders the ACE (Ashepoo, Combahee, Edisto Rivers) Basin 350,000 acres of diverse habitats including pine and hardwood uplands, forested wetlands, fresh, brackish and salt water tidal marshes, barrier islands and beaches. The ACE basin offers hiking, boating, bird watching and sceenic drives. We have seen white pelicans and rosette spoonbills at the Donnelly Wildlife Management Area in the ACE Basin I have never seen them elsewhere in Beaufort County.

We are a central Lowcountry location, right in between Charleston and Savannah. Many ruins in our area also.

What makes this guest house unique

The waterfront view is outstanding, unobstructed by docks, a rarity in Beaufort County. The sunsets are stellar. The marsh is ever changing. The flow of the tide in and out is peaceful. Kayaking and canoeing from the front yard. At high tide take a swim in the creek. The night sky is gorgeous. The moon beams on the water. Many species of birds. Dolphin. We shrimp and crab. The live oaks shade the deck and make it a great place to lay in the hammock and enjoy the view, meditate, contemplate, be inspired, read... Great place to be artistic, art and collage supplies available. A nature lovers dream with all the essentials. Within 10 minutes is anything you may need, yet at the house it's you and nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Taken verbatim from the guest book: “Many thanks for all your hospitality and for sharing your beautiful house and this peaceful and restorative spot. We look forward to our next visit.”
Dec 2017
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Seabrook Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Must dispose of cooking oils & grease in container provided. Wet ones, tissues, feminine hygiene products must be disposed of in container provided.
  • Use of dock, boats, whirly gig, climbing rope, swing, golf car and fire ring at guest risk. Candles prohibited. Pets prohibited.
  • Please keep luggage away from walls. Please close the glass entry door all the way, the wind catches it if not secured. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Accessible from great room and for bedroom 2 & 3.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , W/D. Extra toiletries, hairdryer, under sink.
  • Each bathroom is furnished with linens, shampoo and soap. Many extra toiletries and first aide kit are available and stored under the sink in the master bathroom. i.e. hairdryer, lotion, conditioner, sunscreen, insect repellent, q-tips, cotton balls, toothpaste, band aides, razors etc. Extra towels in the linen closet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Seasonal 100% cotton linens. Bureau. Luggage stand. Closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds are XL, cotton linens, 2 luggage stands, closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 100% cotton seasonal linens. Full bath. 2 bureaus. Closet.
  • Master Bedroom includes king bed with 100% cotton seasonal linens, night tables with lamps, closet, 2 chest of drawers, luggage stand, 3 screened windows, personal fan, overhead lighting, nightlight that is also a flash light, chair in the sitting room that is part of the master bedroom. Bathroom is new and has a shower and W/D. Bedroom 2 includes a queen bed with 100% cotton seasonal linens, night tables with lamps, closet, luggage stand, 1 screened window, personal fan, 1 chest of drawers, overhead lighting, nightlight that is also a flash light. Bedroom 3 includes two twin extra long beds with 100% cotton seasonal linens, night tables with lamps, closet with clothing shelf, 2 luggage stands, 1 screened window, personal fan, overhead lighting, nightlight. Bedroom 2 & 3 share a full bath. Extra blankets in each closet. Extra pillows in linen closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
If there is anything you need that is not listed please ask, owner lives next door and loves to accommodate. Outdoor fire ring with wood and kindling provided is on the edge of the water. Marshmallow roasting sticks in the garage. Binoculars. Sunscreen. 4 extra outdoor chairs in garage, enter door next to big garage door. 4 fireside benches outside. Outdoor pillows, blankets, towels in the chest in living room. 6 beach chairs in the garage. Plenty of parking for trailers or large vehicles.


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Best Waterfront View in Beaufort, Pristinely Clean Home on 3 acres
average rating of 4.8608694 based on 255 reviews

Spectacular location, immaculate house, great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

One of the most beautiful spots we have visited; the house is immaculate and was perfect for our family of five. Cheryl could not have been more helpful and accommodating. We look forward to our return visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My heart is full and warm. Having a home and grounds that guests love and enjoy is immeasurably rewarding. 3 acres of waterfront with sunset and a lovely home are waiting for you.
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Beautiful View, Somewhat Remote

  • 3 of 5

The view from Water's Edge is spectacular! The house is very clean and comfortable. One suggestion is to upgrade the towels. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate and we were unable to use any of the many options available outside. For us as experienced travelers, we found the multiple copies of the very detailed rules and regulations to be a bit unwelcoming.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Pristine Property to Exceed Your Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I know it's what everyone says, but the photos really don't do it justice. The property that Cheryl has created here is really something special. The space is extremely relaxing and peaceful, and I highly recommend taking advantage of all the fun things to do around the property like having a fire.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when guests enjoy Waters Edge. Eric and his party sat around the fire at Waters Edge. A place all our guests enjoy. Spring has sprung. The azaleas and fruit trees will be in bloom soon. Come see the beauty.
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the sun, the water, the grass, the trees, all visible from every room! Cozy house kept warm even though it went down to a very unusual below freezing temperature last night. I am thinking of coming back and bringing my wife here next time.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In the winter with the low humidity the sky and water are so blue. The sunlight makes the water glisten. Come enjoy a fire in the fire pit with a sunset back drop.
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Creekfront paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed for several nights over Thanksgiving holiday. The property is unbelievable...several acres on the banks of a tidal creek with outstanding views all around! It rained some, but we still had a great time. Kids swung on the rope swing, teeter tottered and we all four played some badminton (have to say that was a first and produced lots of laughs)! Ms. Mansson has got the based covered in the accommodating department. Would highly recommend...

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The views are especially outstanding now as the cooler weather brings stellar sunsets. This family also enjoyed canoeing. Plenty of outdoor play to be had for adults and children. Just added Bocce Ball, Croquet and Ring Toss. Perfect time of year to enjoy an outdoor fire. Wood provided.
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The view is unsurpassed!

  • 5 of 5

This is a slice of heaven with the deck facing the water with great views. Cheryl has thought of every detail and stops by to make sure you have what you need. We lacked for nothing and had a great time.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The view is especially gorgeous now as the sunsets are prettier in the winter. Build a fire and watch the sunset by the fire. Come have a "great time" at Waters Edge.
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Only 8 1/2 miles from the house. Outstanding ruin.
Auldbrass Plantation
Auldbrass Plantation is open for tour once every two years on the odd years. This is the onl...
Port Royal Farmers' Market
Every Saturday morning 8:30am - noon. Produce, plants, food, live music, master gardener lec...
Bruster's Real Ice Cream of Beaufort
Best ice cream ever. Only 9 miles from the house. Bring home a quart!
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There are two outlet malls in Bluffton, great places.
Lowcountry Produce
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Eric Horan Photography Inc.
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Wren Bistro
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Herban Marketplace
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Chocolate Tree
Delicious chocolates made on location.
Saltus River Grill
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Sanctuary Golf Club Cat Island
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Hwy. 21
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Lowcountry Produce
Nearest Beach
28 Miles
Hunting Island State Park
Car: necessary

This home and property lends itself to folks wanting to relax in a gorgeous natural setting, where dolphins and wader birds are plentiful. The unobstructed view has gorgeous sunsets and lively marsh grass that changes color by season. Enjoy the view from the hammock, chairs or picnic table on the spacious 528' deck shaded by 300 year old live oak tree. Relax on the dock, a special place at sunset or sunrise. Behind the house is a one acre of forest with path for strolling.

We are located on the edge of the ACE Basin. One of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the east coast of the United States. The ACE (Ashepoo, Combahee and South Edisto rivers) Basin consists of approximately 350,000 acres of diverse habitats including pine and hardwood uplands, forested wetlands, fresh, brackish and salt water tidal marshes, barrier islands and beaches. Boating, bird watching, hiking, biking, fishing, and driving tours are available in the ACE Basin. The Donnelley WMA (wildlife management area) and Botany Bay WMA are beautiful and close to the home.

Hunting Island State Park is 28 miles east. It is 5,000 wooded acres with 4 miles of Atlantic Ocean beach. Hunting Island has hiking and biking trails, fishing pier, nature center with excellent classes and events, lighthouse, marsh board walk and as much sun as one can take! House comes with a pass (without pass entry fee is $5./per person). December, January and February horse back riding is allowed on the beach. Deep Sigh Horse Farm will take the horses out for you to ride on the beach.

Downtown Beaufort is 10 miles east. Beaufort has 304 acres on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark District. Carriage, walking and boat tours available. Beaufort has many delicious restaurants, unique shops, art galleries, antique and thrift shops. The Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort is lovely, with a play ground and bench swings facing the water.

Beaufort Kayak Tours has historic and nature based tours that are excellent. No experience required.

Beaufort Arts Council sponsors many art and music events.

There are many ruins as close as 5 miles.

A fishing piers within 2 miles.

Check out the Farmers Market in Port Royal on Saturday morning.

Photo Safaris available with Eric Horan that are excellent.

Drive-In movie theater with current films 5 minutes from the house.

Skateboard park Port Royal.

Bruster's Ice Cream & Stellar Ice Cream are both excellent.

Have a massage at home with Jennifer.

Take a yoga class at One Yoga Sanctuary.

Beaufort has many golf courses.

There are many fellows who offer fishing charters.

Or bring your own boat, Beaufort has many free boat ramps. Plenty of parking for your boat at the house.

This is what Professor Emeritus Dr. Larry Rowland, our local historian and author has to say about our area. 'This coastline has more aesthetic tourist values than if you were to combine Yellowstone Park and Williamsburg. The Lowcountry is one of the most aesthetic places in America. Every person who comes here mentions that. You have tidal water and land and sea and sky. You've got this very unusual atmosphere. This is the most humid part of the United States...from Charleston to Jacksonville. So what it creates, as a 19th century poet said, 'is a sky of a softer blue.' The colors become muted. And that creates an imagery. It creates an aesthetic in people's mind. The colors merge together. And, since it is semi-tropical, you have all these flowers and birds that you do not have anywhere else in the United States. Then you see these oak trees that do not grow anywhere else. These are the densest, largest, and oldest trees in America outside of California. So you have this unusually romantic aesthetic that just strikes people.

It's not just the visual. It's actually the tactile feel because you come here and you smell the marshes. Then all of a sudden you see the oysters the size of your hand. All of these things just affect people. These things don't exist anyplace else in the United States. So it is very unique. When people visit us they see and witness a culture that is uniquely different. It is so different that they almost feel as if they are visiting another country. The food is distinctive. The church, and its music, are more important. Our dialect, and even our manners, are different. The Gullahs are our neighbors. It is these aesthetics that people react to without even being able to describe them.

Then, you have a historic aesthetic. We have 500 years of history that is actually here. America started here...not in Jamestown, Plymouth Rock, or St. Augustine. And we have the icons, the artifacts of that history visible to us all over the place. It's this total effect that strikes people. We have 300 years of commentary that says the same thing in every generation. 'This area is so unusual.' 'What a volume of history is here.' And everybody has the same human reaction to it.' Larry Rowland


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Must be 25 years of age to rent our home.

When stay includes a Friday or Saturday night I require a two night stay (no one night stays available on Friday or Saturday). One night stays are available for 4 guests or less. 5 or 6 guests require a two night stay.

For Parris Island graduate families please check with CSA Travel Protection Insurance 800.349.8218. This is an option in case your family member does not graduate when expected. The cost is around $39. Please note CSA insurance does require a physician statement.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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