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Peaceful Cottage In Port Royal

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Fully equipped 2 bedroom, 2 bath with bonus room currently used as a Study. Spacious front porch with porch swing and settee. Downstairs bedroom has 2 twin beds and full bath directly across the hall. Master suite upstairs has full bed with large bathroom and walk-in closet. Downstairs has queen sleeper sofa that opens up in front of the fireplace. Fenced rear yard with landscaping and grill.

Property Manager
David Swetland
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About David Swetland

I lived in the area briefly in the mid-1980's and have made frequent trips to the area ever since. Several of my relatives live in the Bluffton/HHI area. I currently live and work in central Pennsylvania.

David Swetland purchased this house in 2014

Why David Swetland chose Low Country & Resort Islands

I have been visiting the lowcountry for more than 30 years. Several years ago I had the chance to spend a week in Port Royal and was hooked by everything it had to offer. In 2014, I took the plunge and purchased this place. I have done my best to create a place that I look forwarding to visit when I can. At present, however, I need to help care for my Mom who lives in Bluffton whenever I am in the area. While I am busy helping out my family, I am making it available as a rental.


Port Royal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , upstairs master
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs
  • Queen sleeper sofa in LR
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Cottage In Port Royal
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews

Exceeded our expectations! Roomier than it looks.

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage exactly as pictured on the vrbo website, with the exception of being more roomy than we thought. We were visiting for our daughter's graduation from TCL with a nursing degree. We had planned an after-party for her, our family, and friends. We were concerned that the space might be too small for our gathering, but it was not. The living and dining room provided comfortable seating for all. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and swinging in the cool early mornings. The beds were all very comfortable and everyone slept well. The kitchen was well equipped. We brought our own hand mixer and cake pans to make our cake because we didn't expect those to be provided ordinarily by the owner.

Our daughter and son-in-law live just a few blocks from this location so were already very familiar with the area. We will confirm the reviews of other guests that the area is quaint, quiet, with nice little shops and neighborhood restaurants to enjoy. We enjoyed The Cracked Egg and Island Pizza while there.

David has provided a pleasant experience for his guests. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house could use an overall update and deep cleaning.

  • 2 of 5

The property is conveniently located. It just needs a thorough cleaning between each rental stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I knew that eventually someone would be dissapointed with their stay and I am sorry that it was you Leslie. As far as the update goes, most people seem happy with the cottage decor that is accurately reflected in the pictures. The carpet, paint, hardwood floors, and most of the major furniture items are less than 4 years old. I have left some older towels and wash cloths around for people to use but there are also plenty of nice towels, etc. With respect to it being dirty, I really can't imagine what you could be referring to. I personally washed all of the sheets and towels, made up the beds, vacuumed all the rooms, cleaned the bathrooms and kitchen, and even dusted and wiped down the baseboards prior to your stay. Please feel free to follow up with me if there is something specific that you thought was not up to par. I suspect that your review may have been influenced by the fact that you lost the key and were locked out of the house for many hours before you could reach me. I understand that was a very unpleasant experience, but I hope you have not let it influence you impression of the accomodations.
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Feels like home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfectly situated in old town Port Royal. It's not uncommon to see neighbors out enjoying porches or walking pets. Perfect community environment for bicycling or walking to explore. The home is very comfortable and inviting with more to offer than just basic necessities.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our little family absolutely loved our stay here. The house was beautiful and the kitchen had anything and everything we needed. The property has a lot of charm. We loved sitting on the front porch and hanging with the fish in the back yard. Being walking distance to restaurants and small shops was great. Our kids loved finding sharks teeth at The Sands. We will be back for sure! Thanks David for being a great host!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect for our stay

  • 4 of 5

Neat and clean worked out perfectly for our stay during my sons graduation from Paris Island. Would definitely recommend this home for anyone going down for graduation. Less than 10 mins from base.

Great BBQ restaurant within walking distance as well as a great pizza place owned by a retired Marine and a wonderful little coffee shop.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for our son's graduation @ Parris Island.

It was perfect, everything you needed was there. The owner David was wondeful. It's about 5-6 mins from base. Both neighbors are Marines & came over to congratulate my son & his friend. I highly recommend renting this house if your visiting Parris Island, close to all stores & restaurants & my family loved the pizza place @ the end of the road.

I just loved the big porch with the swing, 78 degrees in January was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sanctuary at Cat Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Dockside Reataurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sands Beach
Car: recommended

The house is located in the old village area of the sleepy coastal town of Port Royal, South Carolina. The local riverside beach, boat launch, pier, and observation tower are less than a mile away. This a very popular spot for walkers, joggers, fisherman, and lovely sunsets over Parris Island (see picture). If you like massive Live Oak trees covered with Spanish Moss, you won't find many places prettier than Port Royal.

The village has several good restaurants, frequent street festivals and concerts along Paris Avenue, and very friendly inhabitants.

The beautiful oceanside beach at Hunting Island State park is about 20 minutes by car. It is a popular (but remote) unspoiled beach with a cool lighthouse you can visit.

The Cypress Wetlands nature trail is a short walk away. This is a great place to see wildlife - with an abundance of bird species.

Downtown Beaufort with its grand Waterfront Park and shopping district is approximately 5 miles away.

Parris Island, with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, is about 2 miles away - just over the bridge. Parris Island has an excellent museum.

Savannah, Georgia is less than an hour's drive. Charleston, SC is about 90 minutes away by car.

Hilton Head Island, though located just across Port Royal sound, is about a 45 minute drive


Rates & Availability

Port Royal House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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