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Lovely Loft Retreat in the Heart of the Historic District

(31 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath...steps from Waterfront Park and best restaurants.

This wonderful property sleeps 6 or 7 and is perfect for those who want the true Beaufort experience. Anything that is 'Downtown Beaufort' is easily accessible by foot. Galleries, historic tours, unique shopping, Beaufort's best restaurants and coffee shops, and even an exercise room are at your fingertips. The lovely Waterfront Park is within a block. Southern history and hospitality abounds.

This historic space has been recognized by the Historic Beaufort Foundation as a significant, contributing building in this, South Carolina's largest Historic District. Most of the architectural elements are original and have been professionally restored.

The owners' areas of expertise are interior design and painting. They have created an invitingly comfortable space that is a cross between LowCountry and Restoration Hardware with touches of Luxury. Interesting accessories from all over the world, several very interesting and unique furniture items, as well as, 600 thread count sheets will spoil you.

24 huge windows create a light airy atmosphere and give you the feeling that you're living in the trees.
You have your own private parking spot, just steps from the front door.
10 foot ceilings...original.
Original heart pine floors.
Original art everywhere.
New walk in shower in master bath.
Large, lush area rugs.
And best of all...the feeling of spaciousness within the almost 2,000 sq. ft.

There is a 32 inch flat screen television in the living area, a second TV in master bedroom ,internet access, and a new washer/dryer right off the master bedroom, which, by the way, is extremely quiet,
being entirely off the road.

There is a binder in the living area with maps, menus, tours, and our personal recommendations.

The owners are also interested in Home Swaps, anywhere but especially in the following areas:
Bryce Canyon area of Utah
British Columbia, Canada
Kauai, Maui, Hawaii
Provence, Spain, Italy...

They are are also interested in longer term rentasl (several months) as is evident in their very reasonable monthly rate.

You will enjoy this unique opportunity to experience the essence of Beaufort and the LowCountry.

Also, our family owns VRBO #364922 and #844874.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 child bed


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Master is very spacious and has its own sitting area. Master bath has new walk in shower. New full size washer dryer just off master bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Porcelain tub/shower, heart pine floors, pedestal sink. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Pedestal sink...moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    32' flat screen Sony with DVR in Living Room. 24' flat screen in Master bedroom....moreless

  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Wonderful large table that seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Across the street....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    32' flat screen TV with DVR player, and CD player. DVD and CD library. Games and books....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 reserved parking spots just steps away....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher


from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning fee $90
  • Tax Rate 10%


Cancellation: Total refund if canceled more than 60 days before arrival. 50% refund with 30-59 day notice. No refund for cancellation 30-1 day prior to arrival. (Trip insurance is encouraged)

Pet policy: There is a $100 pet fee for each preapproved pet.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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Owner info

About the owner: Al and Lana Hefner's first major undertaking after locating in Atlanta, Georgia was the founding of Hefner Productions, a design studio specializing in corporate graphic design, multi media, and new product development. Twelve years later they retired from all that and moved to Beaufort. Here they established Bay St. Gallery and began to renovate historic property. ArtLofts is one of their restoration projects. Their approach is to retain the original character of the architecture, while introducing modern conveniences and luxuries.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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  • Dining Area

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  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Desk in Den

    Desk in Den

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Master Queen Bedroom

    Master Queen Bedroom

  • Sitting Area of Master Bedroom

    Sitting Area of Master Bedroom

  • Entrance


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Card Table

    Card Table

  • Kitchen


  • Den area

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  • Queen Bedroom

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  • Living Room - Dining Area

    Living Room - Dining Area

  • Master Queen Bedroom

    Master Queen Bedroom

  • Washer/Dryer


VRBO #472310

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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