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In the Heart of Beaufort --- Across from the Beaufort River

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A 2BR/single bath suite in our Tabby Townhome at Magnolia Court Guest Suites

Located at 1206 Pigeon Point Road in Uptown Beaufort, South Carolina


Whether you’re vacationing, moving to Beaufort, or will be working here for an extended period of time, The Manhattan in our Tabby Townhome at Magnolia Court is your ideal Home Away from Home!

Built of the same tabby construction used by the Spaniards who established the first settlement in the area in 1565, The Tabby Townhome reflects an element of old-world history for which Beaufort is renown. We took care to preserve the solid tabby structure, during the complete renovation of the building -- adding architectural features, hand-hewn shutters, and draping window boxes to set a simple, yet classic, tone.


THE MANHATTAN is a ground-floor 2BR/single bath apartment. The great room includes a living area decorated in tones of brown, camel and blue. In addition to a sofa and two upholstered chairs, the living room has the standard coffee and end tables, desk (with secured Wi-Fi), ceiling fan, flat-screen TV. This is open to the adjacent kitchen by a breakfast bar with granite counter-tops. There is also a gate-leg table with hide-away stools should you wish something more traditional than the breakfast bar for dining.

The Manhattan has a king-size bed in one bedroom and two twins (plus a pop-up twin trundle) in the other. The bathroom is custom-tiled and has a deep soaker-tub, which is also outfitted as a shower. An alcove off the bathroom houses the washer/dryer and linen cabinet. You can enjoy a quiet afternoon respite on your private porch overlooking our large magnolia tree and its surrounding gardens.


If you need larger accomodations please also check out our 3BR, two bath Craftsman Cottage -- which is located right next door. It can sleep 6-8 people. It is also listed on VRBO/HomeAway at


Our Tabby Townhome at Magnolia Court provides a serene garden setting and quiet respite when you need to get away from it all. Located across the street from a bluff overlooking the Beaufort River, (part of the intra-coastal waterway along the Atlantic Coast), our large, lush front garden provides a welcome outdoor retreat to read, lunch, or just enjoy nature. And shading it all is our hundred-plus-year-old name-sake magnolia tree!


But what really sets The Tabby Townhome at Magnolia Court apart is our location! You can walk almost everywhere from here!

We are in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet just around the corner from the Historic District, shopping and dining. The Tabby Townhome at Magnolia Court is across the street from a bluff overlooking the Beaufort River; one block from Pigeon Point Park with its hundred-year old oak trees, picnic tables, benches, brick walkways and swings; and literally just around the corner from the Historic District. The beautifully renovated Waterfront Park with its unique shops and great restaurants in just a 10-minutes walk.

Hunting Island State Park with its picturesque lighthouse, pristine beaches and tidal lagoons is only a 20-minute drive to the east — and we offer our guests a pass for FREE access to the park ( along with a rolling cooler, beach umbrella, towels, and chairs)! Parris Island and the Marine Corps Air Station are only a 10-minute drive. We're also centrally located for easy day trips to Charleston (about an hour north) and Hilton Head and Savannah (both about an hour south of Beaufort).

A half-mile north -- in the midst of this residential neighborhood -- is a public boat launch (and we have room on-site to store your boat/trailer). Go crabbing, fishing, or just relax and watch the beautiful sunset over the intra-coastal waterway. Beaches --- The Sands (in Port Royal, 10-minutes) and Hunting Island State Park (20-minutes) are an easy drive. The historic cities of Charleston and Savannah are approximately an hour north and south, respectively -- making Magnolia Court and Beaufort a great hub from which you can see it all. Parris Island -- the only military installation where both male and female marine recruits are trained -- is only a 10-minute drive away and, along with Friday morning graduation ceremonies, is accessible to the public for tours.


Short-term rental rates include bed/bath linens, utilities (heating/air conditioning, cable TV, and Wi-Fi). Renters who sign a rental agreement of more than 90 days are exempt from paying the accommodations tax (currently 10%). Special reduced rates are available if you rent multiple suites or for six months or longer. While most rentals are weekly or monthly, when there is availability we may rent for a 3-night minimum stay. The rates shown on this site are base rates; higher rates may apply depending on special events in the area or according to the season. Each suite has an occupancy limitation. Rates are quoted for a specific time period and according to the stated occupancy only. Rates are subject to change until the booking is finalized.


In deference to our guests who have allergies, we are a pet-free and smoke-free facility.

Likewise, we avoid using scented products and use only non-allergenic (non-feather) pillows.


We think we have it all covered … you only need to bring your clothing and food!

All of our suites/apartments come equipped with everything you need for your stay. These full-sized-kitchens have granite counter tops, breakfast bars, and all the large and small appliances you will need to cook up a feast. Each kitchen is also stocked with dinnerware, silverware, cookware, and linens. We provide a starter supply of coffee/tea, spices, condiments, paper towels/toilet paper/tissues, soap and detergents.

The living rooms and bedrooms are also equipped with ceiling fans, and televisions with DVDs or VCRs. We have hair dryers in each bathroom and an iron and ironing board in each suite. Kitchens have standard coffee makers, blenders, mixers, slow cookers, waffle irons, microwave and standard ovens. Beds are available in a range of sizes: from toddler and extra-long twin, to double, queen, and king-size. We provide both bed and bath linens. All pillows are non-allergenic (non-feather).

We also provide you with a desk and high-speed Internet connection (secured Wi-Fi), so you can stay in touch for work or with family and friends. And since the weather is usually delightful, we have patio tables and chairs at each suite. A larger picnic table with chairs and charcoal grill are also available on-site.


Ample off-street parking is provided on site, with additional parking available on our grassy lot next door for boats, trailers and visitors as needed.

Keywords: coastal, historic, quiet, extended stay, Beaufort, Lowcountry, Low Country, Home, Home Away From Home, South Carolina, Convenient, comfortable, clean, relaxing, peaceful, refuge, family, golf, fishing, Girls Getaway, weddings, reunions

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Brenda Hood
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Brenda Hood

I’m a Lowcountry native. I grew up in Charleston and have lived in Beaufort for over twenty years, so I know the area well. It’s very likely that my ancestors were gypsies or vagabonds, because I yearned to travel from an early age. By the time I finished college, however, I hadn’t been much of anywhere. So when my husband graduated law school, I convinced him to enter the Army JAG Corps on the premise that he could gain valuable courtroom experience, we could travel, and I could improve my command of the German language. (We subsequently spent our first five years in Germany.) For the next 20 years we traveled with Uncle Sam, landing in Atlanta for our final tour of duty. Life in the military afforded my family the opportunity to live and visit all over the world. As a seasoned traveler, I understand intuitively what visitors expect . . . and NEED . . . to know. Likewise, life as a military wife and mother has provided me with the expertise to turn each new abode into a real home. I have taken great pride and care in doing just that for our guests at Magnolia Court Guest Suites!

Our landing in Beaufort was a circuitous journey. As those who get here know: it's well off the beaten path. While living in Atlanta, we took a week's vacation to Hilton Head for the first time and stumbled upon Beaufort on a day trip. What a delight! Beaufort had everything we wanted. It’s a small version of Charleston; coastal (we had been land-locked for years) with salt marshes and palm trees; picturesque with antebellum homes and moss-draped oaks; and rich with a colorful history that predates the arrival of Spanish, French, and then English explorers in the 1500 and 1600’s. Beaufort is unique -- both small town and cosmopolitan at the same time. Its repeated accolades in travel and lifestyle magazines attests to the unique nature of the place . . . and the warm, friendly embrace of the people who choose to live here.

Come join us . . . for a weekend or much longer!

Brenda Hood purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Brenda Hood chose Uptown

My quest to relocate my antiques store in Beaufort led to the purchase of a 1930’s cottage in Uptown Beaufort. I wanted a property close to town but not on the main thoroughfare and I wanted something with a homey feel. Not content with just one project, we also acquired the modest two-story tabby building next door to establish something much-needed at the time: fully-furnished, short-term rentals. Thus began the saga of complete renovation of both buildings, the relocation of my antiques shop, and the launch of Magnolia Court Guest Suites. The Manhattan Suite is loaded in our Tabby Townhome.

Several years later, when I closed the adjacent antiques shop, I transformed the cottage into an additional rental. Known as The Craftsman Cottage (vrbo listing #710172), this darling cottage offers sleeping for 6-8 guests.

What makes this townhome unique

The perfect co-location of these two properties -- The Tabby Townhome (vrbo# 84972) and The Craftsman Cottage (vrbo# 710172) has made Magnolia Court Guest Suites a favorite because of its flexibility in sleeping small and large groups alike. We have seen a wide variety of guests since we opened in 2006 -- snow birds from the northern states and Canada looking to winter-over in a milder climate, professionals working in Beaufort for several months and wanting something more than a hotel room, gal-pals getting away for weekend sojourns, guys golfing, families and couples vacationing, military families moving into or out of the area, people relocating to Beaufort and needing a home while theirs is being built, and local families hosting an overflow of guests for special occasions. We've met so many wonderful people and love seeing many of them come back year after year!

My husband and I still love to travel and look forward to his “final” retirement when we can really hit the road. And naturally, we’d prefer to stay in guest rentals – with all the comforts of home – especially if they’re located, like ours, in the heart of the community -- so we can easily walk everywhere.

We welcome you . . . to Magnolia Court Guest Suites, your Home Away from Home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ahhh! After a hectic but fun wedding weekend for my brother, my husband and I (sister of the groom) got one more day with the place ALL to ourselves! It was a very much-needed and relaxing evening. The groom and his best man were here until Sunday and I can tell loved their stay! It's a great set up and not far to walk downtown. We will definitely to back!
May 2013
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Uptown Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • 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 ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , THE MANHATTAN bath: deep soaker tub/shower combo.
  • This custom-tiled bathroom features a walnut cabinet with marble top; the deep soaker tub is also outfitted for use as a shower. An alcove off the bathroom houses a tall walnut linen cabinet and the stack washer-dryer. We provide bath linens, a hair dryer, and a starter supply of laundry detergent, toilet tissue, soap, and shampoo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King Bedroom - 1 king
    Twin Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , The twin bedroom has two twin beds +a pop-up trundle twin.
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2-3) The extra-long twin beds have one roll-out trundle bed which can also be made available. Child's Beds (1) available upon request. Baby Crib (1) 'Pack-and-play' (playpen/crib with linens) is available upon request. The Tabby Townhome has two additional suites (one 1BR, and one 2BR) which provide additional sleeping options.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
While The Manhattan Suite is beautifully renovated, meticulously clean, and thoughtfully appointed --- the one thing that really sets us apart is our location. We are nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood with a surrounding garden setting that provides a wonderful respite from the rush of modern living. Across the street is a park overlooking the Beaufort River, one block north is the beautiful Pigeon Point Park, and at the end of Pigeon Point Rd is a shaded mini-park overlooking Pigeon Point boat landing. At the same time, we are just around the corner from the Historic District, the Waterfront Park, unique shops, and wonderful restaurants. You can literally walk everywhere in Beaufort from here! Additionally, we're only an hour's drive to Charleston or Savannah -- providing a convenient hub for you to see both cities. Also, we're only a 10-minute drive to Parris Island or MCAS, and a 20-min. drive to the pristine beaches at the renown Hunting Island State Park !!


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In the Heart of Beaufort --- Across from the Beaufort River
average rating of 4.939394 based on 45 reviews
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Pleasant home away, well located and equipped

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the West Indies apartment for 5 nights May 2017. The unit has everything you need and then some. It is clean, beautifully decorated, well air conditioned, and in excellent shape. The kitchen is very well equipped and everything worked well. Brenda supplies a "beach unit" with a cooler, umbrella and chairs. There is a TV including access to Amazon that was easy to navigate. The bedroom and bathroom are on the second floor (15 stairs). Parking is easy out front. The area is safe and well located within walking distance of many things you may want to see. Easy living here.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay! We do try hard to equip each of our suites with everything you need and appreciate suggestions of things we may have missed. And we are estatic that the beaches at Hunting Island State Park will be open again in early June so our guests can put our beach gear to good use and enjoy their gorgeous pristine beaches (Hurricane Matthew did a bit of damage in October 2016, unforunately). We hope to see you return soon!
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Fine accomodations in a gracious and lovely area.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during the last 2 weeks of January thoroughly enjoying both our lodgings and Beaufort and environs. Snowbirds from Minneapolis we have been staying at several locations in Florida and South Carolina this winter. I am happy we chose to spend time here rather than day tripping from Hilton Head Island where we go next. Beaufort is lovely, gracious and a fine place to immerse oneself in American History. We visited Penn School, climbed the tower at Port Royal and drove out to Fripp Island. We enjoy walking and found Magnolia Court to be well situated for our purposes - walks to Pigeon Point or the Bayfront park at sunset were frequent and enjoyable. We had been looking forward to exploring the low country for Gullah art. Success was found on Lady Island at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery where she acquired two lovely paintings and a small basket.

We eat out often, perhaps half of the time. A few days ago we realized we have not had a disappointing restaurant meal here. This is remarkable. We have been spending winters away from Minneapolis for several years and this is a first. Favorite? Probably Wren. Others include Panini, Papaya Thai, Q on Bay, the Beaufort Bread Company on Lady Island has great lunches (as does the Market Cafe), Plums, Saltus River Grill and others. All in all, a fine place to eat ..... shy on the heat in dishes like barbecue and Asian ......but tasty.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad that we still had availability for you to stay with us, since our winter months are generally booked a year in advance. yes, Beaufort is a special town --- coastal, artsy, historic, and friendly . . . and we're lucky to be located in easy walking distance to almost everything you would want to do! The West Indies Suite is a beautiful loft-style apartment and is perfect for a couple like the two of you. We hope to have you come stay with us again!
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Tumbling Shoals Arkansas

Beaufort Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We came from Arkansas to meet my daughter and son-in-law for a brief get together. Loved the Crafsman cottage at Magnolia court. A great walk to a local restaurant and along the water front. Just a cute area, close enough to the down town to make for easy walking. Beds were very comfortable, nice bathrooms and quiet enough to be able to relax. Nice kitchen to prepare a few snacks instead of always going out. Thanks for letting us share your cottage

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in 2014 for our son's fall wedding

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Magnolia Court for our son's wedding and we were totally pleased with the home and its amenities. A second full shower would have been nice, but we all worked around that. Perfect location!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear from you after all this time! What a treat! And so glad you enjoyed your stay in The Craftsman Cottage. It is a wonderful cottage and great location. Sorry that both bathrooms didn't have showers, . . . but we do strive to please and some people prefer a nice soak in a tub. Unfortunately the window in that bathroom precluded our being able to make it a tub-shower combination. Looking forward to having you come back to stay for a leisurely vacation!
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Souther Charm

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place! We stayed in the West Indies. There was everything in the house you would ever need. Brenda was a perfect host, thank you! We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Vicky, for taking the time to write a review for us. As you know, they are important for potential guests to know if our listings are really "real." We have tried hard to think of everything you will need while you are here with us, and we constantly tweak that list (and everything else about Magnolia Court Guest Suites)! Looking forward to having you back!
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Great for our family vacation - Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Manhattan suite - spacious clean comfy! We stayed six nights and saved money and time using the full kitchen for breakfast and such! I highly recommend this place and Brenda was very professions and organized ! What a bargain for what we got! There was even a washer and dryer there! First floor was a must for my older parents!

Close to downtown you can walk or use the bikes provided! Wifi and 3 TV's with cable

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our townhome at Magnolia Court provides a wonderful space for wedding groups or family reunions who need to house several families or groups yet still provide each with privacy. Our unique arrangement which also allows the suites to be rented individually is equally attractive for smaller families or groups only needing one of the three self-contained suites.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah, GA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mulltiple Courses in Beaufort and Hilton Head
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Yemasee, SC
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Yes, Indeed Thai, Papaya, Magnolia Cafe
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Hunting Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Pigeon Point Boat Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
The Point
Nearest Point of Interest
The Beaufort River
Nearest Point of Interest
The Waterfront Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Pigeon Point Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Uptown Beaufort
Nearest Point of Interest
Parris Island Recruit Depot
Nearest Point of Interest
Hunting Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Beaufort Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
National Cemetery
Car: recommended

As a coastal community, beach-combing, fishing, and crabbing are naturally big past times. Golfing is also BIG in the Lowcountry of South Carolina -- with many World-Class Courses in the area. We'll provide you with a contact list of public and private courses where you can play. Kayaks and paddle boards are available locally for rent. In addition, there are two skateboard arenas about 15 minutes away and a small local aquarium to view native plants and species. Deep-sea and fresh-water fishing tours can be booked locally. In addition, bikes can be rented to hit the scenic byways of our new Spanish Moss Trail.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Cancellations must be made 60 days in advance of scheduled arrival in order to receive a refund. After that time, refunds are only available if we are able to re-book the property for the same period. Based on availability, we will try to accommodate guests if a date needs to be rescheduled, however.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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