2 bedrooms and 1 bath, with a huge fenced yard - adjacent to the Rail Trail!
We looked for 7 years - up and down the east coast - for just the RIGHT spot to move as soon as our son went off to college. We always came back to Beaufort! Growing up in Florida, John and I spent 9 years in Houston then 23 in the DC Metro Area, where we raised our son, Ryan. It was the perfect place to raise him, but WAY too cold for us Floridians! When Ryan headed off to Syracuse (BURRRRR!) John sold his IT company and I told Marriott we were heading south. I continued to design hotels for a couple years, then we started buying our own properties and it has become a full time job renovating them and running them as Short Term Rentals. We meet the nicest guests and are having a great time! Ryan has since graduated and is a short drive away in much warmer Atlanta - and he now understands that you don't HAVE to be that COLD! Since moving here we have become very active in this wonderful community and even introduced a Dragon Boat Festival! We just had our 2nd annual DragonBoat Beaufort Race Day in late July, bringing 28 teams (about 600 people actually on the water - a couple thousand spectators) to our glorious waterfront park for a great day of competition and FUN for a very good cause. DragonBoat Beaufort supports cancer survivors and supporters locally, in individualized ways, all over Beaufort County. You can see a great video - thank you to the Beaufort International Film Festival - at the end of the listings in the URL section. WAY COOL!!!!! Anyway - we love Beaufort and can't wait for you to visit!
Erica purchased this House in 2014
Why Erica chose Laurel Bay
This house was just TOO CUTE to pass up!!!! Great location and great bones - it just needed to be totally gutted and redone. It's what we do ....
What makes this House unique
Proximity to the Rail Trail and Downtown - Perfect!!!
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Everything was just like described. Such a beautiful place!
Where to start.....entry into the house. What a warm, inviting entry we had! Warm lighting from lamps left on in each room along with easy-listening classical music playing on the TV....AND a box of chocolates beside a very comprehensive binder of information about the area. A park pass to Hunting Island State Park was even in that binder. Bedrooms....fitted sheets were very soft and smelled of lavender...great touch! Room size was plenty adequate. Closet contained many clothes hangers. Kitchen...this rental proved coffee, filters, high end coffee programmable maker, sweetener, any spices you would ever need. I actually liked the side room with the 2 very comfortable chairs where the washer/dryer were...made for a great reading room. Den...nice big screen TV and comfortable furniture. High quality blinds throughout the house. Bathroom...nice shower with strong water pressure. Felt like I was at a hotel...shampoo/conditioner/lotion/soap were provided.. And the towels....I can say that in all my travels (which are many) I have never had towels this nice...double thickness of normal towels. Nice screened back porch (though entirely to hot/humid during our stay to actually use). And the backyard! HUGE! If you are traveling with a pet (I wasn’t, unfortunately) that likes to play ball/frisbee, this yard is a huge plus. This owner even has a bug spray system incorporated into their sprinkler system...brilliant idea, especially in this region where mosquitos/ticks/fleas thrive! I especially loved being 4 houses away from the Spanish Moss Trail where my husband and I walked 2x per day and road our bikes multiple times during our stay. The yard in general...this owner clearly takes great pride in this home. The yard is beautifully landscaped and well maintained. Oh...one last thing...multiple mobile device charging stations throughout the house. Great rental!
Loved our stay!
Lovely cottage, perfect for our family. Thanks for everything!
Great home close to downtown Beaufort and great place if you bring your dog with you!
We enjoyed our stay, the house is exactly as it was described. it was close to downtown Beaufort, the yard was so nice for our two dogs and nicely shaded, as it is hot and humid in the summer months. The neighborhood is very quiet and safe, 4 doors down is the Spanish Moss Trail great place to walk nd see some of the history. We enjoyed the entire vacation at the house! We will be back! Thank you Melissa for all your assistance.
Marleen and Mike Myers
Hermitage Wkend Visit
Great proximity to everything with bikes included and a huge backyard. I loved the vibe too - the shutters and curtains were my fave! I also loved the remodeled bathroom and the porch was nice since my dog wanted to play in the yard a good bit too. The beds and pillows were also super comfy! This place just feels like home! Thanks for letting us stay for our quick weekend trip!
Oh! We ate at 10 Market our last night... reservations typically needed for dinner but I'd definitely update your book of recommendations with this restaurant. So good and great idea with that book! Thank you again!
We enjoyed our stay.
This little house is in Beaufort's prestigious Hermitage Neighborhood, just 4 houses from the Spanish Moss Rail Trail - currently 3.3 miles, eventually 13.6 miles - a 12 foot wide concrete trail on an abandoned rail line. It is a beautiful ride (or walk) to Battery Creek, the historic Depot, and all the way to Port Royal. It is also an easy back road bike ride to our historic district, the waterfront park, the grocery store, and all of the downtown restaurants and shops - and we provide the bikes!
This is our first Short Term Rental outside the Historic District, and I think it will be very popular. We have spent months renovating this cute little house, and we love the neighborhood with it's beautiful trees and close proximity to everything! We are just blocks from the Technical College of the Lowcountry and Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Beaufort is a wonderful destination with a rich history surrounded on all sides by beautiful water. Our proximity to Charleston, Savannah, and Hilton Head makes it a convenient place to 'live' while exploring our beautiful lowcountry!
*NOTE: ALL 3 OF OUR VRBO PROPERTIES ARE LEGAL SHORT TERM RENTALS IN THE CITY OF BEAUFORT, SC. WE HAVE BUSINESS LICENSES AND PAY ALL TAXES REQUIRED TO OPERATE THEM. ALL ARE CODE COMPLIANT, AND WE ARE ALLOWED TO RENT ALL OF THEM FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 NIGHTS. WE ADHERE TO THE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY.