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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

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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(38 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Loft Retreat in the Heart of the Historic District
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 38 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: December 2016
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Very clean. Excellent atmosphere for friends & family to spend time together.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, clean, & lots of room. Great location for a walking tour of the historic area.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The loft is spacious yet cozy, tastefully appointed, and conveniently located. We couldn't have been more pleased.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful property in the best location in Beaufort. Outstanding!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Artloft for a wedding and it could not have been a better experience for our three couples. The bedrooms are excellently appointed and comfortable. The loft is spacious and bright and the kitchen is fully equipped. The location could not have been better. It is located within two blocks of all of the best restaurants, bars and waterfront. We had a lovely time and we're tremendously impressed!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Art Lofts. Perfect location for the Beaufort Inn wedding we attended. Everything is available on foot. We had 6 adults and were quite comfortable. Would stay again! Had lunch at Wrenn when we arrived. Just downstate and the food was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully appointed space ideal for two or three couples or a family. As lovely as the space is the convenience of its location is the real treat. Shopping, great dining, and people watching all are within a short walking distance-as in at the bottom of your stairs.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $90
Tax Rate 10.0%

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

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