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

Uptown, Beaufort, SC, USA
  • Townhome800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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 www.vrbo.com/710172.


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


Brenda Hood

Member Since 2006
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english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          We are located a short 20-minute drive from the ocean and provide our guests with a pass for free access to Hunting Island State Park -- along with rolling cooler, beach umbrella, chairs and towels.
        • Water View
          We are located across the street from a bluff overlooking the Beaufort River -- part of the Intra-coastal Waterway. Step across the street to watch the sailboats and small cruisers go by!


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      TVs along with other items for your entertainment include an extensive selection of magazines, books and games.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central heating and air.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Heating and air conditioning provided.
                    • Internet
                      Secured Wi-Fi.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Kitchen linens, bath towels, and bed linens are provided in each unit. If you will be using the sofa beds or ottaman-beds, please let us know so that we can make those linens available as well.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      The stack washer/dryer are located in the bathroom alcove of the Manhattan Suite.
                    • Parking
                      On-site, off-street parking is available immediately in front of the townhome.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Free, off-street parking is provided on site immediately in front of the townhome.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Plenty of parking for RVs or boats and trailers is available on the adjacent grassed lot.
                    • Telephone
                      Since our guests all have mobile phones, we no longer provide local phone service.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washer and dryer are located in each apartment/suite. A starter supply of detergent will be provided.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      A desk is provided along with secured Wi-Fi connection to the internet.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Standard drip coffee maker included
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Full kitchen with granite counter tops and plenty of storage and counter space. In addition: microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, mixers, waffle irons, blenders, slow cooker and other small appliances.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Pots and Pans, mixers, blenders, standard.
                        • Oven
                          Standard size ovens for baking a turkey or birthday cake!
                        • Pantry Items
                          Stocked with a starter set of standard supplies until you can get to the grocery to buy your own.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full sized refrigerator with ice maker.
                        • Stove
                          Electric glass-topped stove.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The Manhattan Suite Breakfast bar seats 2 people, a drop-leaf table seats two additional guests. The coffee table in front of the leather sofa is also accessible for dining.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  A wide selection of books and magazines are available for every interest.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  A variety of board games and cards are provided.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  TVs with DVD/VCR players are provided in each LR and BR. Cable TV. Basic Cable with local and national stations provided. Guest may bring their own equipment to stream HULU or Netflix.
                                • Television
                                  TVs (most are flat-screen) with DVD/VCR players are available in each BR and LR.
                                • VCR


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Bicycles are available for rent a few blocks away. The City of Beaufort has recently built an extensive biking trail along a reclaimed rail line into the city.
                                    • Boat
                                      Bring your boat. We have a lot for parking your trailer and there is a beautiful (really!) boat landing at the end of the street -- Pigeon Point Road!
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The Manhattan Suite has a small porch with seating and a small table. A large picnic table with chairs, a charcoal grill, and fire starter are in the side garden for guest use on a first-come basis.
                                    • Golf
                                      Numerous golf courses are available in the area. Ask us for more information.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Several vendors in town offer group kayak outings and/or personal paddle board training.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Our front courtyard provides a beautiful, shaded garden setting for reading a book, watching the birds, or enjoying lunch.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      A charcoal grill with large picnic table (seats 6) is available in our garden patio adjacent to The Tabby Townhome which houses this apartment/suite.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Public tennis courts are just 3 blocks away.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      We offer passes for free access to the pristine beaches/trails at Hunting Island State Park (approximately a 20-minute drive). Also included: a rolling cooler, beach umbrella, chairs, and towels.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              While we do not have a pool on-site, there are two public pools in Beaufort: one indoor about 5 miles from us and one outdoor seven blocks away. The Y also has a pool. We provide beach passes!


                                                • marina
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • cinemas
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • 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 !!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  34 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Clean, Comfortable, and Convenient

                                                                  Mike R.

                                                                  This property was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed for a 4 night stay in Beaufort. Brenda was very helpful and easy to work with. The main living area is small if you plan to spend a lot of time there but we spent most of our time out and about so it was not a concern. The 10 minute walk downtown won't be a problem for ably bodied people and it is even easier if you are riding a bike. All in all this was a convenient property to operate from.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We were delighted that we had availability for you to stay with us during your daughter's Spring Break! We are generally booked for the winter-springs months a year in advance, but happened to have a narrow opening to be able to host you. And you were delightful guests . . . just the kind we like to have. Eager to get out and explore the area and partake in the activities/special events going on that we share with our guests. Glad you enjoyed the First Friday Art Walk with its antique car show, musical entertainment, and wealth of local artistic talent. Trust that you also enjoyed the pass for access to the pristine beaches at Hunting Island State Park. It's rare to find such a public beach that is not commercialized. You were wonderful, thoughtful guests and we hope to have you return. (Note: the fall is also a wonderful time to come!)

                                                                  Pleasant home away, well located and equipped

                                                                  Bruce H.New Hampshire

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Fine accomodations in a gracious and lovely area.

                                                                  David T.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Souther Charm

                                                                  Vicky P.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Beaufort Vacation

                                                                  JeanTumbling Shoals Arkansas

                                                                  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

                                                                  Wonderful stay in 2014 for our son's fall wedding

                                                                  Kathy M.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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!


                                                                  Uptown, Beaufort, SC, USA

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  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.

                                                                  34 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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