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Charming Waterfront Carriage House

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

1 Bdrm, 1 Bath With Waterfront Views

This charming waterfront carriage house on lady’s island overlooking factory creek, is on a one acre beautifully landscaped property, minutes from downtown beaufort and the low country sea islands. There is a 150’ dock, pier house, and floating dock. The waterfront view of a 2000 acre marsh, rivers, and creeks is spectacular.

Beaufort is a historic southern town surrounded by sea islands. The intra-coastal waterway, the atlantic ocean and a myriad of rivers and creeks wrap the islands with sunrises and sunsets unlike any other. It was named “best small southern town” by southern living, “southern dream town” by garden & gun, “6 terrific towns on the water” by money magazine, and “american’s happiest town” by coastal living magazine

Beaufort is an ideal vacation area, located just 12 miles from the ocean at hunting island, an hour from hilton head, savannah, and charleston. Its treasured coast includes the historic towns of port royal, beaufort and bluffton as well as hilton head island. It is also made up of numerous smaller islands rich with the history and heritage of both the revolutionary and civil wars. Visitors are provided a rich experience of history, culture, dining, annual events, cultural festivals, arts and outdoor recreation.

Henry chambers waterfront park winds along the glistening beaufort river with a vista of marsh islands and waterways. Horse-drawn carriages transport through yesteryear in “the point”, an antebellum neighborhood where elegant mansions stand beneath moss-strewn oaks. Excellent restaurants and boutique one-of-a-kind shops line historic bay street. Whether its fresh seafood, southern-style cooking or gullah cuisine, there is a wide selection of local restaurants to choose from. For the past quarter of a century beaufort has served as the backdrop for many major motion pictures, including forrest gump, the big chill, the prince of tides, and the great santini.

The carriage house is newly built, and features a spacious living area with hdtv, separate bedroom with queen sized bed, full kitchen with bar, bath, laundry, and a stunning vaulted ceiling with professional interior design appointments. The waterfront, pierhouse, and dock are all fully accessible to guests, and even a place to dock a boat, and park the trailer. The property is pet friendly, but smaller dogs only. The owners portuguese water dog, katie, would love to have a playmate.

More Details

Dan Riedel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Dan Riedel

Dan & Susan Riedel are offshore sailors. Dan owned a building and development company and Susan was an Interior Designer

Dan Riedel purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Dan Riedel chose Beaufort

The property is located on beautiful Sunset Blvd and Factory Creek. It is within blocks of grocery, liquor, drugstores and restaurants. Lady's Island overlooks the Beaufort River and is near Port Royal and St. Helena Sound. The 150 dock and pier extend to deep water, and a guest boat can be accommodated.

What makes this cottage unique

The sunset from the front yard overlooking the marsh and water is spectacular.


Beaufort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full Laundry in bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Waterfront Carriage House
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Best in Beaufort

  • 5 of 5

Looking for a perfect venue in Beaufort to relax, watch sunsets, and soak in the essence of the Low Country? Here is your place! The carriage house exceeded our expectations, and both the quality of construction, and decorating were top notch. I do not believe you could do better to have such a perfect location, kind hosts, and quality house to have for your stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location near groceries, liquor store, gas stations, eating and drinking establishments; comfortable mile plus walk to beautiful Beaufort proper. Fully functional and well-equipped kitchen. Large, comfortable great room, replete with a decent collection of books, including a number of favorite son Conroy. We read a couple and left a brace of ones we brought. The desk included an appropriate array of menus, maps and "things to do". More than ample sheets and such, and towels to augment a great shower. Never a hot water shortage. Nearly always quiet, save the occasional "ear"itation of the infernal weed whackers. There were two nearly-new good bikes at our disposal. These were above and beyond. As are the surfeit of clotbes' hangers (not always the case) and adequate reading lights-in both bed and great rooms (also not universally present). A suggestion/recommendation:Beef up the larder with some basic cooking spices...beyond salt and sugar. And, oh, those serene evenings with a book and a "docktail" and convorting dolphins. BEYOND A LAGNIAPPE: that second greatest of all appliances ; an ice maker!!! Last, but certainly not least, was the presence of our gracious host, Dan, who always had time to chat and was ever-attentive to our requests.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comber , Northern Ireland

Perfect place to stay that is charming in so many ways

  • 5 of 5

Immaculately presented with everything we needed to explore, relax and enjoy our stay in Beaufort. A great base for touring but with everything you need close by without being intrusive. Dan and Susan were delightful hosts who could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Unreserved recommendation.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. This was our second time here and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roebuck, SC

Great Hosts and Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better place to spend on our vacation in Beaufort, SC

The hosts Susan and Dan were friendly and welcoming. In response to some other reviews, having the Riedels there was a plus to the experience. They were not intrusive only asking if there was anything they could do to enhance our stay.

The accommodations were beautiful, well appointed and comfortable. The location was great close to town yet far enough out to afford us privacy and close to the area beaches.

We plan on returning next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our January 2017 was very nice.

  • 4 of 5

The owners were next door since the carriage house is above their garage. Dan and Susie we're welcoming and accommodating. They even went out to get a wifi booster to improve the connection. (Wifi connection remained the only inconvenience throughout the stay.) The carriage house is new, comfortable and spacious. It is close to everything. Centrally located to Charleston and Savanna. The owners are both kind and available.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Savannah International Airport
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Daufaskie Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Lady's Island Golf Club (public)
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dockside Restaurant
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Hunting Island
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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