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Parris Island Graduation/Beaufort/Beach/Golf/Fishing/ Low Country Living

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 1-6 guest, Close to a Sands Beach & boat ramp.

Beautiful Lowcountry cottage in old Port Royal.

Come home to the Sands Cottage.

Laid back coastal living at it's finest. Relax, unwind, enjoy your family and friends with all the comforts of home.

Close to everything, but far away.

We are five minutes from the Parris Island and ten minutes from historic downtown Beaufort and walking distance to the Sands Beach.

You will enjoy your stay at The Sands Cottage. You are going to fall in love with the cottage and location just as we have.

Walk or enjoy a golf cart ride to dining, shopping and nature trails.


PARKING : Ample parking for cars, boats on trailers.

PROPERTY : Comes with golf cart to enjoy old Port Royal and a Hunting Island state park beach pass!

LIVING AREA: (WIFI) 42 inch flat screen tv with Roku, Netflix, Sling and Pandora are free for our guest!. Euro oak wood floors, Pottery Barn style couch and chairs along with playing cards and board games for those rainy days.

KITCHEN: Has a handcrafted bench that surrounds the table . We have a fully equipped kitchen. New Kenmore appliances includes glass top stove/oven, microwave and dishwasher. A large sauté pan, sauce pot ,stock pot for soup and 9x 13 baking pan.Toaster, Blender and Keurig. ( Bring K cups) Plates, flatware and glassware etc.

BEDROOM 1 : Queen bed with a private bath, Flat screen tv with a smart blu ray enjoy Netflix or Pandora or watch one our movies we have chosen, a few that were filmed around Beaufort. Walk in closet with iron and ironing board.

BEDROOM 2 : Queen bed, closet with hangers and a dresser.

BEDROOMS : All of our beds have new premium Serta mattresses. Bedrooms have 60 year old reclaimed pine floors that are just beautiful. Alarm clocks so you will not be late for a date!. Beds have fresh linens, blankets and bedspreads. Our beds have pillows (3) on the Queens and (2) on the twins.

BATHROOMS : All bathrooms have heated tile. Towels, wash cloths, bar soap, shampoo and blow dryer. Bathrooms are a tub and shower combo with magnified makeup mirrors.

Forgot your toothbrush, don't worry we'll have them for you.

OUTSIDE : On the back deck there's a table and chairs to enjoy time together. We have party lights in the backyard for an evening of grilling or an oyster roast. In the cooler season, you can sit and spend some time around our unique burn barrel.

We have a charcoal grill for cooking steaks , burgers or bbq.

There is a YMCA located on Richmond Ave. Take a swim in the indoor pool or sign up for a spinning class!

Museums in our area include, The Verdier House (Downtown Beaufort, Penn Center Inc. Cultural Program (Martin Luther King Drive), The Parris Island Museum ( Parris Island), The exhibits focus on the long and honored history and traditions of the Marine Corps. On display are artifacts covering Port Royal's important military role from the American Revolution to the Civil war.

In downtown Beaufort there is a number of wonderful shops located on Bay Street.

From more than ten art galleries to many boutique shops, gift and souvenir shops, antiques dealers, to specialty clothing stores, and expert jewelers, you’re certain to find something that strikes your fancy.

A short walk or cart ride to the Sands Landing, you can look for prehistoric fossils such as shark's teeth. Enjoy our boardwalk at the Sands, you can walk to the observation tower, where you can see and hear Parris Island and watch the dolphin and sea turtles.

THE SANDS : Has a boat ramp where you can launch anything from a paddle board to a sportfisher. Plus you can fish off of the pier.

PORT ROYAL lies in the heart of a biologically rich estuarine ecology. Visitors come from all over to experience and explore what native South Carolinians have come to know as the Lowcountry. What makes the Lowcountry special? A lot, but from an environmental perspective it’s the ability to explore many different land types including salt marsh, forestland, brushland, fallow field and freshwater ponds. In combination, these habitats support a diversity of bird and plant life. Bird wildlife commonly observed include waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, raptors, and neo-tropical migrants, with large concentrations of white ibis, herons, and egrets.

Meal choices around town... Fresh seafood, bbq, pizza and steak.

We also have golf courses in our area, The Legends on Parris Island, The Sanctuary on Cat Island, the beautiful courses of Fripp Island and the exclusive Secession Golf Club.

Within an hour drive to Hilton Head golf.

We can arrange inshore and offshore fishing trips. Need to know at booking.

Want to experience a true Lowcountry oyster roast, we can do that ,let us know at booking.

Keywords, Parris Island, Graduation, Location, Beaufort, Lowcountry, Small Beach, Weddings, Vacation, Golf Cart, Kayaks, Non Smoking & No Pets, 25 years of age or older.

More Details

Alice Burke
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Alice Burke

Beaufort Native! I love the Lowcountry and I am here to make sure you enjoy your stay!

Alice Burke purchased this house in 2014

Why Alice Burke chose Port Royal

The Location. This house is the closest to the Sands beach. Five min. drive to Parris Island and a ten min. drive to Beautiful Beaufort. We have renovated and replaced just about everything inside and out! This property is very clean and charming. I personally take care of my property so I know as the home owner how it is being maintained. When you are not here enjoying this house I am. I just love the house and the location! You know if you need anything you can count on me! Non smoking and No pets.

What makes this house unique

Comes with a (1) Golf Cart and (2) Kayaks & (2) Beach Bicycles. Minutes away from visiting with your graduate or relative.

Calm, quiet and safe .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Josh said...

Nov 23, 2015


Perfect location and first-class cottage, inside and out



907 7th Street, Port Royal, SC, 29935, United States (778994)

Date of Stay

October 22, 2015

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I, along with three of my best friends, stayed at the Old Port Royal Cottage during my wedding weekend in October. Everything was absolutely perfect all the way around! From the inside being brand new to the fire pit out back, we enjoyed every second of our time there. So much so we are renting it again in April for my brother's wedding. The owners are wonderful people and very accommodating. I would highly recommend staying there to anyone - you will not be disappointed!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Oct 2015
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Port Royal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation Policy: 30 days (100% refund); 14 days (50% refund)
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2- Bathrooms. Complete combination tub/shower. Bar soap, Shampoo, and Hair Dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Heavenly down pillows on all of our beds, is a synthetic fill that feels like feathers, from Harris Pillow supply here in Beaufort,SC
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Things to do: Hunting Island light house (132 feet high in the sky) Cypress Wetlands in Port Royal, Beaufort Water front Park, The Sands Boardwalk, Capt. Dick's River Tour and Dolphin watch, Parris Island Museum, The Chocolate Tree, and The Kazoo Factory. Other services offered - Low Country Boil, a tradition here in the Low Country , a meal consisting of fresh shrimp , sausage, and potatoes,corn all cooked together. Real Estate.... If you are looking for a home here in the Low Country let me show you around! I grew up here. Private Chef.... We will come and cook whatever you want! Contact owner for additional information on these services.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, clean, convenient and right close to the Sands.

Kids loved flying kites on the beach.

House had everything we could want.

Will stay again.Superb.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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All I can say is: IT'S AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would stay here again and again. I love this home, it was a delight to stay at. The home is comfortable, welcoming, and a pleasure. The place is cheerful and loved the little touches of family pictures in an old window frame. There was nothing we needed to bring except food. The binder was a great help with all the menus from local places, the golf cart was so much fun to hop into and go locally from place to place. At night we did the dishes in the dishwasher and wash our dirty clothes in the washer/dryer in the home. I love going home with clean clothes. Alice (the owner) was a great help, if we needed anything we were able to text or call her and received a call back. After my son's graduation from Parris Island, he loved coming into a home where there was room to spread out, to take a nap or just sit and talk. If we were at a hotel we would be forced to go to a restaurant. In this home we were able to have snacks and drinks and just concentrate on his 13 weeks of training before becoming a Marine.

If the weather was better, there was a fire pit we would have loved to use. There is a large deck and in the AM we were able to go out with our coffee and listen to the Marine's band practice (yes we were able to hear it - faintly).

Alice-Thank you again so much for welcoming us to use your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

What a great place with an awesome location.

I'll be back again with family and friends !

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway home with all the amenities you need, so comfortable we didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Clean, beautiful, comfortable and VERY close to Paris Island!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this property was just perfect! Especially how close it was to Paris Island! We drove down for our sons graduation September 8th. I truly appreciated how clean it was. The beds... very comfortable! The whole house - very cozy and very well maintained. If we ever return to Port Royal for a visit...I would definitely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay in a charming home and only 5 minutes away from Parris Island.

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate and met all our needs. We had a great time celebrating our special Marine's graduation and the golf cart was great to get around to explore the town. Owner was wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Carolina Rib House
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Amtrak Yemassee Train
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Moon Doggies
Nearest Ski
339 Miles
Beech Mountain
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hunting Island
Car: recommended

The beach is within walking distance, as well as local restaurants and shops. Located within minutes of Parris Island, Lady's Island and downtown Beaufort. This house is on a quiet street in a very nice neighborhood! Paris Avenue (the main street of the Old Village) periodically hosts Street Music events throughout the year. Port Royal also hosts an annual soft shell crab festival in late April and a community oyster roast in late October.

The hurricane scene from the 1994 film Forrest Gump was filmed in the town's dock area.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

If for any reason you need to postpone your stay, we will gladly move your reservation dates to a later date as long as our home is still available. We try our best to work with our guest we understand that unexpected events happen.

For more information on the home owner's cancellation policy contact the owner /Alice Burke 843-252-9423

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