Estate by the Ocean Majestic and Serene(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Master Suites, 3.5 Bath Southern Equestrian Estate
Here you will find peace in the pristine preserve of the Maritime forest, a majestic and historic land of Beaufort County.
Magical Oaks is a place to relax into a slower lifestyle where you can feel the tension of everyday living unwind and the passion of life and well-being re surge.
Nature nourishes the spirit as you walk among the majestic live oaks and Spanish moss that surround this lovely home. It seems be a custom here to retire in the evenings to the upper decks with zero gravity chairs to relax in your own private observatory and star gaze late into the night! If you listen you can hear the gentle waves and fall asleep under the most beautiful stars that you have ever seen!
Magical Oaks is a bit of heaven on earth, like a secret and comfy hide-away that fills the senses with peace and tranquility. The clean lines and soft colors blend with the nature that surrounds you and the home is graced with walls of windows so that you can enjoy the gift of nature from inside and out. The spacious covered decks are designed to lounge with your friends or to bask in the solitude of nature accompanied by your favorite book, cup of tea or glass of wine - rain or shine.
No more pulling straws for the master bedroom! There are three master suites and each one has a full bath and multiple deck access making privacy and comfort a standard of experience for every guest.
The fully equipped chef's kitchen is a delight with two ovens, two ranges, two dishwashers etc. for those who want to entertain or just love to cook. If you want to leave the cooking to others you can call in or dine out. From fine dining to casual eating, the local restaurants serve up fresh-caught seafood and local produce from neighboring farms and docks.
This majestic estate is located on a barrier island just 20 minutes from historic Beaufort, SC, one of America's most charming art towns with plenty of artists who call Beaufort home.
Here you can enjoy the many restaurants along the water as well as the rich southern history and architecture on one of the many walking or horse drawn carriage tours.
Outside of our gates in our quiet residential community, it's just a short walk under a majestic canopy of Live Oaks and Spanish moss to a natural beach where the old wood forest meets the shore, a shore that is manicured only by the ocean. Enjoy a walking and exploring meditation to the sights and sounds of birds, dolphins, and waves rippling over thousands of shells. This is a protected and natural Oyster shore lined with trees and teaming with sea life for exploring, clamming, shelling and hiking.
Just 5 minutes away you will find Hunting Island with pristine beaches for swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and a variety of fishing from seashore to pier options. Hunting Island has over 5000 acres of natural Palmetto and Pine forest, marsh views, tidal creeks, and abundant wildlife that is becoming more and more rare along our developed coastlines. The Hunting Island lighthouse is accessible to the public and the Park naturalists and the Audubon society offers educational nature programs suitable for all ages.
For boaters there are several local landings within minutes of Magical Oaks and plenty of land for you to bring your own boat and trailer on vacation!
Golfing is also a favorite with several local options and Beaufort is also conveniently located between Hilton Head, Charleston and Savannah. Upcoming events include: International Film Festival -February; Spring Tour of Homes-March; Soft Shell CrabFest- April; Taste of Beaufort Food Fest & Gullah Fest-May; 10 day Waterfestival-July and ShrimpFest-October. Not to mention PGA -Heritage Golf Tournament at Hilton Head, in the spring. Fifteen minutes from Port Royal.
If you are an equestrian or just love horses you may also feel the calling to join others on horseback from our neighboring Camelot Farms, an equestrian center where you are welcome to board your horses or ride theirs and take trail rides on the beach. The horses in the pictures are from our winter residents. Life just doesn't get any better!
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Member since: 2013
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
This home has open heart pine interior steps (see through staircase with no back risers). Because it is near the ocean building code requires that the home be above flood level so please note the pictures in VRBO, we have an entry level staircase causing issues for walkers and wheelchairs....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Each bedroom is a master suite with large dressing room closets.
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Bathrooms are spacious with separate toilet closets.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
- Housekeeper Optional
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7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee $140
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 10%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Welcome to a pristine preserve in the Maritime forest, the majestic and historic land of Beaufort County. Magical Oaks is the place to relax into a slower lifestyle.
Located short walk from the Saint Helena sound beach and a 5 minute drive from the ocean beaches of Hunting Island, we are just 15 minutes from historic Beaufort, SC, one of America's most charming art towns with plenty of artists who call Beaufort home. Port Royal, with resturants, local farmers market and multiple arts festivals is also within 15 minutes. The famous Hilton Head outlet malls are just 45 minutes away incase you love to bargain hunt. See video on this listing.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We left the corporate world several years back and created a life that brings us even greater joy - it just doesn't get any better than this! Ralph is an avid golfer and Barbara's love is horses and her life affirming work with women in retreats.
Why the Owner Chose Saint Helena Island, SC, USA:
We bought this home after falling in love with Beaufort and coming on vacation to Fripp Island. We found Magical Oaks, a hidden garden on four private acres of flowering trees and some of the most beautiful (Like in the movie Avatar) ancient oaks that I have ever seen. This sweet little community is a sanctuary for wildlife on a barrier island at the outermost coast of the eastern shore. Something very special was here and we could feel it the first time we walked into this home. It felt like a happy home and that much joy would be had here. This was the perfect property for meditation. The perfect setting to create this special feeling that you get when you experience heaven on earth, where nature is still pristine and not overdeveloped.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The views from this home are beautiful through arched doorways and 28 foot wall of windows. The kitchen was designed by a master chef with stainless steel and copper counters, inlaid island and handmade cabinetry from old wood. The home is as majestic as the ancient live oaks that lead you into the driveway where you truly feel like you are going back in time to an old southern mansion with all the modern amenities of home. This is not your typical 'rental house' with miss matched dishes and too few forks and knives. Everything is set up for comfort and ease like you would have in your own home. The house feels brand new with comfortable beds that have 1000+ Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy comfortors, plentiful closet space, towels that are thick and luxurious... Even has quality cutting knives, serving pieces, quality pots and pans - something we noticed was missing in past rentals. We tried to think of everything to make your stay comfortable. What makes this really unique is the private paradise that you will find yourself in. There are beautiful resort islands filled with tourists and then there are secret little natural gems tucked away, offering something special that you can't find anywhere else in the world.
- Primary: 828-712-8993
- Secondary: 828-253-8993
Downstairs Master Suite
Main floor back deck
Master craftsman Heart-pine staircase
Upstairs Master Suite 1
Just outside our front gate.
Professionally Guided or Rent on Your Own Kayak and See baby dolphins!
Fresh seafood everywhere! You can even charter fishing boats.
Hunting Island Beach
view up to library
Downstairs Master Suite Bath
Side of wrap around deck
2nd Floor Library
Upstairs Master Suite 2
Sunrise at the Ocean
Explore beautiful historic ruins nearby.
Sunset across the marsh
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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