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Perfect In Historic Downtown Beaufort + Discounts & Bikes. Checkout our Reviews!

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4 ,Full Kitchen, WiFi, Smart TV, Cafe on premises

RiverWatch is located in the historic district of Beaufort. Suite A is a short walk-up, second floor unit that's beautifully decorated with a coastal and beach theme. The private bedroom has a queen "cool touch" Tempur-Pedic mattress for your comfort. All linens are provided. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room with a 4 inch coiled mattress. The full bath has a shower and a tub combination. Your kitchen has an electric stove, dishwasher, medium refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, and coffee pot. There are also essentials for cooking and dining. A washer and dryer are located on the first floor as well. This property is well equipped with wifi and a Smart television.

If you want the best crab cake in Beaufort then visit the Magnolia Bakery Cafe and Garden Gift Gallery which is located on premises and open for breakfast and lunch. Please use the your complementary 10% discount included during your stay. There are also two bicycles per unit for your peddling pleasure as well as a Hunting Island State Park beach pass for your free access. Directly in front of the entrance @701 Congress St are two parking spaces, one each for A & B. More parking is available behind the Cafe. There is one boat or RV spot on the corner of Congress & Scott St. Please let us know if you are bringing a boat or an RV. Please enjoy your time at RiverWatch Suites, you won't be disappointed!

More Details

Mark Heles
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Mark Heles

I am a long-term resident of Beaufort SC. I currently reside on St Helena Island, SC with my wife, Beverly, a former teacher. Our two daughters and two grandchildren also live here in Beautiful Beaufort by the Sea.

Mark Heles purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Mark Heles chose Historic District

We purchased this property in 1987 and renovated the entire building in 1997 adding the Magnolia Bakery Cafe and Garden Gift Gallery. The original building was built in the mid 1950's and has been upgraded several times. The Cafe, in its 19th year of continuous operation has inside seating, covered outside seating, and open waterfront seating with umbrellas on the front of the building. The Cafe serves a variety of seasonal products and has the reputation for the best crab cake in town. Suites A & B have always been long-term rentals and beginning in September 1, 2016 we upgraded and converted them to furnished short-term rentals.

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with this building because of the cool breezes, large magnolias and Spanish moss covered trees. The building is located in the historic district on Carteret St. at Bellamy Curve and has sweeping views of the Intercostal Waterway. There is reserved parking in front of the entry door but if by chance it is taken there is an abundance of available parking located behind the Cafe.


Historic District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Towels, soaps, hair dryer, first aid kit, & paper products
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Cool Touch Tempurpediac Mattress (great for back issues)
  • Also a sleeper sofa with a 4 inch coiled mattress in Living Room. Nice sized closet and dresser in master bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Hunting Island State Park Beach Pass provided and 10% off all purchases for Magnolia Bakery Cafe & Beaufort Tobacco, both located within the building.


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Perfect In Historic Downtown Beaufort + Discounts & Bikes. Checkout our Reviews!
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews

Clean, comfortable, and good location!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay in this quaint apartment! The location was great with a good view and close to downtown. Clean place, comfortable bed, and good location, what more could you ask for!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location. Kids were excited because it was above the Magnolia Bakery Cafe one of our favorite restaurants. Really convenient to downtown, but far enough to be very quiet. Everything was so well maintained and we really liked the beachy feel of the decor. Beaufort is one of our favorite towns and we will definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Why stay in a hotel when you could stay in an apartment downtown for less. Lots of nice touches, including bikes, plus all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Greer, SC

RiverWatch was the perfect place for my husband and I. Perfect location, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed our time in Beaufort and planning to go back soon. We would stay at the same quaint little upstairs apartment with all the comforts of home yet in walking distance of the beautiful historic city. Bikes are available to ride the trails and streets as well. We also loved the convenience of the Magnolia Bakery Cafe downstairs for breakfast and lunches. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nice clean property and excellent value

  • 4 of 5

We had a comfortable apartment in Beaufort for our escape from the cold and snow of New England in March. Riverwatch was just the place. Mark Heles, our landlord, was helpful suggesting places to see and eat, providing bikes, and on call for our needs. The location was excellent. We overlooked a section of the river and were within walking distance to view the beautiful sunsets on Pigeon Point. It offered an easy cycling trip into town. The Spanish Moss Bike Trail was a favorite destination for a little exercise and pleasant wildlife views. A super market was only about two miles away for groceries and the apartment’s china and kitchen utensils were in excellent condition. The flat had a lovely café on the ground floor that made good a quick nearby meal.

We have love visiting the low country and will certainly be back.

We were supplied with passes to the beautiful beaches of Hunting Island Park and visited friends in nearby Bluffton and Hilton Head and Museum on Parris Island.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Clean quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The one bedroom apartment we rented was very quiet, clean and comfortable. There were abundant supplies and suitable appliances in the kitchen, the bed was very comfortable, and the heating/cooling options made it easy to keep the area comfortable. The sitting room was comfortable with a DVD player and flat screen TV. The location was also excellent-----close to downtown and waterfront, with a nice park across the road overlooking the Beaufort River. There were also good bicycles available for our use. The DVD's on hand relating to books made into movies in the Beaufort area was a nice touch.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Savannah Hilton Head International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Cat Island Golf Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrak Yemasee
Nearest Restaurant
Magnolia Bakery Cafe
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Hunting Island State Park
Car: necessary

If your coming to Beaufort for Marine Corps graduation, for one of our many festivals or just to see our pristine area, please make RiverWatch Suites your destination. Located in the Old Commons section of the Beaufort Historic District we're central to downtown as well as for day trips out of town (Savannah Ga is a 45 miles drive South while passing by Hilton Head Island @ 34 miles. Charleston is an hour drive to the North.) The University of South Carolina Performing Arts Center is just across the street as well as the historic Old Point full of antebellum homes and architectural designs dating back to 1711, the date of our city's founding. Three military bases help to support our economy as well as a multitude of retires seeking a quieter but active lifestyle. Hunting Island State Park is the most visited park in all of SC with 5000 acres of trails, beaches and lagoons. Facilities include a fishing pier, visitors center, nature center, restrooms and a 19th century Lighthouse for you to climb and take some of the best pictures of the ocean, salt marsh, shrimp boats dolphins and birds. History is everywhere in this county! The historic Arsenal built in 1798 is 7 short blocks away from RiverWatch and houses our city Museum.. Please use the 2 bicycles provided per unit to see this historic city wile enjoying the comfortable surroundings of RiverWatch Suites A or B.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. VRBO charges the Tenant a fee to book through them or no fee If you book with us directly. Your choice.
We offer a 5% discount for return tenants and also offer that discount if a returning tenant books 3 or more days in our mountain house located in Pisgah Forrest, NC (Brevard, NC) Call for information about the White Squirrel Lodge. Mark 843-812-7376. Yes, the squirrels are white!

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.

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