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1926 DAUFUSKIE HISTORIC GULLAH COTTAGE - FREE GOLF CART

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Gul•lah noun \?g?-l?\

1: a member of a group of blacks inhabiting the sea islands and coastal districts of South Carolina, Georgia, and northeastern Florida

2: an English-based creole spoken by the Gullahs that is marked by vocabulary and grammatical elements from various African languages

First known use of Gullah : 1882

Rhymes with Gullah : mullah / nullah / Sulla

THE ONLY HISTORIC GULLAH HOUSE RENTAL ON DAUFUSKIE ISLAND. STEP BACK IN TIME WITH THE TRUE AMBIANCE OF THE ISLAND AS IT WAS IN THE 1920’S. FURNISHED WITH PERIOD ITEMS, YOUR STAY WILL BRING YOU BACK TO THE SIMPLE TIMES ON THE ISLAND.

THE HOME WAS BUILT IN 1926 FOR AMELIA BENTLY AND AFTER HER DEATH IN 1961 WAS PASSED ON TO HER TWO DAUGHTERS HELEN AND JOSEPINE WHO WERE RAISED THERE.

THE HOUSE REMAINED IN THEIR FAMILY UNINHABITED FROM AROUND 1960 UNTIL PURCHASED BY THE LAHRS IN 1986. WITH A VISION, LOVE, AND HARD WORK, IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE AND REMAINS ONE OF THE SIX STILL STANDING BUILT DURING THE PERIOD OF 1924 THRU 1926 AND ONE OF ONLY THREE ACTUALLY HABITABLE. OVER THE YEARS SINCE 1986, THE HOUSE HAS BEEN ADDED ON TO WITH WATER AND ELECTRIC INSTALLED TO MAKE IT A COZY AND QUAINT ENVIROMENT BUT KEEPING IN CHARACTER WITH THE ISLAND’S GULLAH ARCHITECTURE.

PLEASE NOTE: This rental property is FOR SALE . 2 structures, one long term @ $900 per month unfurnished and one short term VRBO vacation rental. Excellent Investment at $275K o.b.o..

JUST REDUCED TO $248,500 Inquire to owner for details.

More Details

Owner
RICHARD AND BEVERLY LAHR
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About RICHARD AND BEVERLY LAHR

An island resident for over 25 years and now retired to the South West Florida coast. We arrived when the island was only 50 folks and

the island was just being discovered. No golf courses and no paved roads - November 1984.

After years of operating the only cabinet/woodworking shop on the island the times of loading into the boat to go to the mainland grew old. Now days the boat ride is to venture into the blue waters of the Florida Gulf coast into the fertile fishing grounds and enjoy the white sand beaches along with the warmth of the sun.

RICHARD AND BEVERLY LAHR purchased this cottage in 1986

Why RICHARD AND BEVERLY LAHR chose Daufuskie Island

Opportunity knocked as sailing by on the Nimble coming back from St. Simon to Hilton Head. Walking for hours it put be back to the past roads of northern Vermont where I came from.

Never leaving and quitting my job on the mainland I was a transplant. The Sign over at the Freeport Marina ( Cooper River Landing was my exchange for a couple months dockage to get settled in.

PLEASE NOTE: This rental property will be FOR SALE as of 2-11-2016. In the past 9 Months it has brought in well over $25,000 on VRBO. 2 structures, one long term @ $950 per month and one short term VRBO vacation rental. Excellent Investment at $275K. Inquire to owner for details.

What makes this cottage unique

The quiet pace and friendship of a close community added to the surrounding nature will fill your soul with peace.

Amenities

Daufuskie Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets must be Approved Prior to Booking.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Towels, hairdryer etc...all you need is your toothbrush etc. !
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , GREAT FOR CHILDREN, IS DIRECTLY OFF THE BATHROOM
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , QUIET, AT THE OPPOSITE END FROM BEDROOM 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free 4 passenger Golf Cart is available for you to use or not during your stay. Please read the rental agreement when booking. Additional Cart Rentals on the island are available you need to reserve at least a week ahead and verify a day or two ahead. check www.bloodypointresort.com/cart-rentals for rates

Reviews

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1926 DAUFUSKIE HISTORIC GULLAH COTTAGE - FREE GOLF CART
average rating of 4.7636366 based on 55 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

If you want a truly authentic Daufuskie experience....with the comfort of AC/WiFi, this is the spot for you!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murray, Kentucky
5

Loved the combination of history and the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Gullah Cottage was all we expected. We loved exploring the island in the EZ-GO golf cart. Dinner was great at Marshside Mama's. Richard was always responsive when we had questions. Today we asked if we could stay another day. Shortly, we got a call and worked it out.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Westlake, OH
5

Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It is very comfortable and seemed bigger than it looks in the pictures. We had everything we needed. The kitchen was well-stocked with pots, cooking utensils, coffee pot, etc. We enjoyed the quiet and our morning coffee from the front porch. The fenced in back yard was wonderful for our dogs. The golf cart included with the rental is also a huge bonus! The island is a great escape from busy everyday life. The food at Marshside Mama's was exceptional. The Old Daufuskie Crab Company and Lucy Bell's Cafe were great too!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC
5

Absolutely LOVED everything about this property!! What a special place Daufuskie is...

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 8-year old daughter, puppy, and I spent labor day weekend at Richard and Beverly's lovely historic Gullah cottage, and we cannot express how wonderful of a time we had. Daufuskie Island is very special. We met wonderful people, ate amazing meals (Lucy Belle's is great!) and made lasting memories... We highly recommend this property for a vacation that you will never forget.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great respite from the heat!

  • 5 of 5

My high school buddy and I arrived on Daufuskie to celebrate the 60th birthday of a mutual high school friend along with about 60 others. Fortunately, we had reserved the 1926 Cottage long in advance as we had a feeling that the partying could get out of control and we wanted a “safe haven” to escape to for a break now and then.

Richard was a pleasure to work with at all times...quickly responding to questions as we had never been to the island.

The place was spotlessly clean and the linens and beds fresh. The air conditioning was terrific as the heat index was well over 100 both days. I would say the place is better than the photos and is more spacious than it appears.

The best feature is the golf cart...we used it every day and it ran great. We covered the island a couple times without worrying about getting stranded. Overall, a great place that I would recommend without hesitation.

Turns out, our suspicions were spot on...

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Augustine, Florida
5

Happy is good for the Soul

  • 5 of 5

Happy is exactly what we were the whole 6 days we spent in Daufuskie. The 1926 Cottage was perfect for me and my daughter. We had the BEST vacation ever. The cottage is quaint and quiet. Everything works well and every thing you need is included with this rental. The golf cart worked perfectly for us. We drove it all day, every day and it never lost a charge. We did not drive it after dark, so I don't know if that makes that much of a difference. The beaches are beautiful and the house has really nice beach chairs and fishing pools for guests use. The locals who live on the Island are some of the nicest people I have ever met. If you get the chance to attend Church on Sunday I highly recommend it. It was very different from my upbringing. Members of the Church get up and sing or play guitar and share whatever God given talent they have. My 11 year old daughter even spent part of the week going to VBS! She was Immediately accepted and made many new friends with the local children. We are not a religious family per say. But the feeling of acceptance and community here is hard to ignore. Make sure to make time to eat at Lucy Bell's and Marshside Mama's. Both are just right around the corner. I also highly recommend the Daufuskie Island Ferry and Daufuskie Island Transit. We've only been home 1 week and I am already trying to plan another trip back. Do yourself a favor and book a stay here. The owners of this property are wonderful and easy to work with. You can see the love that they have put into this rental. Thank you all for a wonderful stay. We will be returning again soon,

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Your choice see details under Owners Info
Nearest Golf
0.74 Miles
Bloody Point & Melrose
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Marshside Mamas,...Eagles Nest,...Crab Company
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
Public ( Actually more Private )
Car: not necessary

RESTAURANTS:....Reservation suggested.

Marshside Mamas ......

Eagles Nest ..........

eagles-nest-at-bloody-point..........

Daufuskie Crab Company .....

OldDaufuskieCrabCompany.......

Melrose Beach Club ..

FERRY TRANSPORT:.....

Best Deal IF YOU HAVE 3 OR MORE people is:...

May River Excursions...Bluffton ( before Hilton Head )

.....flexible schedule

Public Ferry :.... Hilton Head to Daufuskie ..... watch out for luggage charges..........

ADDITIONAL GOLF CART RENTAL:...

Best deal if available:... Krissy and Kevin.....

Bloody Point.......

cart-rentals

NOTE: If using the free cart at the 1926 Cottage please

read the rental agreement. Ground transportation to the cottage is available. Contact Stuart @ 843-338-2570

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $40
Damage Insurance $59

Cancellation policy: 60 days 100%,...30 days 50 %... under 30 days 0%
Rates are subject to change until booked.
To finalize you reservation you are require to text a photo of your Drivers License to 941 276 7677
along with the reservation dates noted.

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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