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Lovely Loft Retreat in the Heart of the Historic District

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

More Details

Lana Hefner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Lana Hefner

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.


Historic District Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Porcelain tub/shower, heart pine floors, pedestal sink.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Lovely Loft Retreat in the Heart of the Historic District
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews

Spacious and luscious loft in the best location in downtown Beaufort

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many cottages, carriage houses and lofts, but this one tops them all. It is the perfect location for everything in Beaufort. The loft is so spacious yet cozy and comfortable. Beds were extremely comfortable. Loved every minute of our stay! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Loft, Comfortable furnishings, very clean & the perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

We rented the Art Lofts for a weekend celebration of my parents 50th Anniversary and it was absolutely perfect for our needs! The building is really impressive, old architecture and the loft is decorated beautifully with very comfortable furnishings. It's nice to arrive and breathe a sigh of relief seeing that the pictures did not fool you and it was very we were able to add our 50th Anniversary decorations and then sit back and relax. You can walk to everything with ease and our parents say it was "the perfect weekend"! Our only issue was that the toilet in the master bedroom had the water turned off to it when we arrived, which we discovered was because it runs constantly otherwise. Not uncommon in an old building, it was just a slight hiccup that we could easily move past and it did not spoil our fun. Thank you for sharing your beautiful loft with us and helping to make some wonderful memories for our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for lovely review....and for your constructive comments. Have already attended to them. Very helpful!
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Beautiful, convenient property

  • 4 of 5

Loved this condo & the location. Everything was perfect except for the street noise all night long. None of us are light sleepers but everyone of us was bothered by the street noise at night. This was the only downside to an otherwise perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Lana's loft is very comfortable, attractive, and is smack dab in the middle of town. It was a great fit for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very roomy and well appointed

  • 4 of 5

The loft is spacious with lots of windows. Location is very convenient to the heart of Beaufort. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-night stay there. Only problem was parking—although the reserved spots are marked as such, sone inconsiderate (lazy) patrons to the restaurant sharing the lot ignore the signs. I would recommend that traffic cones be stored in the loft entrance for use to further ensure the spaces remain available when guests will be arriving or returning during the evening hours.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect for us, two couples and one other adult.

We did not cook, but kitchen fully stocked. Very nicely furnished and great location. We could walk to everything. Loved our dinners at Breakwater and Saltus. Our blue carriage driver was so nice and very informative. I highly recommend her. Our long walks and quiet time made for a most relaxing stay. Thanks

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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