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Renovated carriage house in historic Beaufort SC

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

You are viewing the separate upstairs unit, Wren's Nest. We are unable to accommodate children under 12 years. This picturesque carriage house sits next to our home, Craven House, (seen in Southern Living Magazine) in the beautiful historic district in downtown Beaufort, one block from the marina, shopping, museums and restaurants. Walk everywhere, even to the post office. Wren’s Nest has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a full bed. In between the two bedrooms, there is a shared full bath. The unit has hardwood floors throughout and a fitted kitchen. Relax on the porch or furnished patio surrounded by 100 year old oak trees draped with Spanish moss, lovely gardens and historic homes. The sound of the church bells of nearby St Helena Church, one of the oldest continual working churches in the country, will take you back into the 18th century.

This carriage house with separate upper and lower units was recently brought back to life after many years of neglect. It truly is the best location in Beaufort, near the Anchorage House, Beaufort Inn and Rhett House, Beaufort’s most popular wedding venues. From here It is an easy drive to Paris Island, the Sands beach in Port Royal and Hunting beach on the ocean.

Linens are included. Household items/appliances include microwave, Kurig coffee maker, high-definition television, gas range and electric oven, cookware, disposal, fridge, pop-up toaster, internet connection, WIFI, hairdryer, iron and board, dishes, tea, coffee, toilet paper, paper towels and French milled soap. Information of great things to do and places to go around Beaufort is also provided. NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED IN THE UNIT OR ON THE PROPERTY ANYWHERE. Must be 25yrs + to rent.

Check in is at 4:00 pm, Check out is at 10:45 a.m.

More Details

Ellen and Mike Tomy
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Ellen and Mike Tomy

Mike Tomy is an award winning architect and Ellen painted portraits for 15 years and now paints miniatures. They are both retired and recently renovated the main house and the carriage house that sits near.

Ellen and Mike Tomy purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Ellen and Mike Tomy chose Historic District

The carriage house has wonderful views of historic homes. The trees somewhat block the view of the water, but it is just a block away. Park the car and walk to museums, restaurants, shops, marina and art galleries. Or take a horse drawn carriage ride along the streets of Beautiful historic district. Go for a drive to Hunting beach and climb the lighthouse. Stop in the colorful shops and road side vegetable stands along the way.

What makes this cottage unique

The Carriage House on Craven, central to all that is happening in Beaufort has a separate unit downstairs (property 742825) if one has a large party and all want to stay in one place.

During the many yearly festivals parking is not easy to find in town. Just stay at the carriage house, leave the car and the festivals are a block away. Meander through one-of-a-kind shops on Bay Street and enjoy fabulous seafood in Beaufort's unique restaurants. If you don't want to eat out, a fully equipped kitchen is ready for you.


Historic District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Renovated carriage house in historic Beaufort SC
average rating of 4.903226 based on 62 reviews

Gracious lowcountry charm in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Sipping coffee and tea on the porch of the Wren's Nest is just about as good as it gets! The space is gorgeous, clean, and functional; the hosts are kind and helpful. And you can easily walk to downtown Beaufort's shops, fine dining and the waterfront park and leave your car safely parked up the driveway! We come to Beaufort once a year and wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, Virginia

Sweet southern charm

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Craven Street carriage house for 3 days. It's perfect for a couple or small family. We were welcomed by the owners and enjoyed the comfortable rooms and tasteful decor. The location is perfect for sightseeing between Charleston and Hilton Head. Beaufort itself is quaint with lovely restaurants and views of the bay. Our stay was relaxing and peaceful and a wonderful place to come back to each night.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved Craven House

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ellen and Mike’s beautifully restored carriage house. They were excellent hosts, attentive to all of our needs and always quickly available. We would highly recommend Craven House to anyone staying in the Beaufort area!

Mike and Marguerite

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I reserved the upstairs carriage house to attend graduation week for my daughter at Parris Island. The home was very clean and inviting. It was stocked with all the necessities, and very comfortable beds and bedding. My son and I enjoyed walking 2 short blocks to Waterfront Park to watch the sunset or just swing on the benches and overlook the bay. The park is also surrounded by cute little shops, restaurants, souvenir shops, etc. Only about 15 min drive to Parris Island, so just the right location all around. I cannot imagine anyone passing this place up to pay about the same price if not more at a hotel. Only suggestion I have is there is just one closet, so if you're traveling with 4, you might want to bring one of those collapsible racks to hang clothes on. We were traveling light and no need for fancy clothes so it was not an issue for us at all. Met Ellen one of the mornings and she is just the sweetest. Thank you Mike & Ellen for a wonderful southern hospitality experience for these West Coast Cali-Folks!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Michelle! And thanks for the tip about the hanging clothes. Yes I would like to find a solution with the space being so small. Will certainly try to figure something out. You were the perfect guests! Ellen
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Relaxing Stay Downtown

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect! It was absolutely what I needed for my stay, a nice quiet place. The inside is beautifully decorated. Everything was comfortable, it was like home. In fact I wouldn't mind just living there! Beaufort is not new to me as I have lived there for the last 25 years only having recently moved away. I had to come for a short business trip and needed a quiet place and this was perfect. The kitchen is well stocked, I just didn't feel like cooking. I was able to drive to Starbucks for a chai latte in the morning although the coffee shop downtown is in walking distance and they make their chai homemade. There are so many wonderful restaurants within walking distance also. The ease in which to visit the downtown is great, you don't have to pay additional parking fees as you just walk a couple of blocks to get there. This would be a great place for anyone to stay whether to see your loved one graduate or a romantic weekend. Thanks so much Mr and Mrs. Tomy for having such a beautiful place and being so accommodating on letting me sneak in a little early! I appreciated your beautiful home! I will certainly look to see if it is available the next time I am in town! Coming home is always a wonderful thing, leaving is always hard. I will certainly be recommending The Craven house Carriage home to my friends!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN

Gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy staying at the Craven House. Our hosts are marvelous and the accessibility walking or biking to the bayfront and the point are fantastic. We have everything we need!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lady's Island Country Club - Pines
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Hunting Island beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

Outside stairs and inside security make this unit unsuitable for elderly adults and children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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