Located in the heart of Beauforts National Historic Landmark District. This fully restored ca. 1820 guest house is part of a complex that includes ca. 1790 main house, green house and carriage house, all tucked into a fenced 1 acre parcel. The property has been the subject of numerous publications to include Traditional Home Magazine, Coastal Living, South Carolina Home and 2 episodes of House And Garden TV.
Sensitively restored, it has a full kitchen and bath. In addition to the single bedroom there is a loft with double futon. equiped with WIFI and IPHONE dock. Ideally located on a quiet side street you are only a five minute walk from downtown shopping, dining and waterfront park. I have a very friendly Golden Retriever and with the large fenced yard welcome well behaved pets.
This little home is charming and peaceful. My dogs had a great time roaming the beautiful grounds, and Michael's friendly dogs were welcoming and wonderful to have around. The house is located in easy walking distance to downtown Beaufort, and riding my bicycle each day was marvelous...so many different lovely places to ride to. Thank you for a lovely week!
We had a beautiful week in Beaufort in this gem of a tiny cottage with our terrier. We loved the privacy and beauty of the garden and the friendliness of both the owner and his golden retrievers! Perfect setting, super location, and thoughtfully furnished. We'd return in an instant if we could.
I rented this cottage for the first three weeks of February 2014.
The cottage is set in a quiet corner of the large garden of one of the beautiful older houses in the historic district, and it has everything needed for a pleasant stay. It was nice to be able to have a fire when the weather turned cold, but most of the time it was sunny and warm.
I particularly appreciated the peace and quiet, which made for a very restful stay. The cottage has a shady front porch that catches the breeze, and I spent many happy hours on the swing seat there, reading and writing or just enjoying the view of moss draped trees and the sounds of birds.
I was pleased that my dog was also welcome - she could play with Michael's two friendly golden retrievers, and Petey the cat. When I wanted to go out without her, she was quite content to wait for me (and chase squirrels) in the large fenced garden, and Michael was kind enough to offer to let her in and out as needed.
It is a pretty five block walk along quiet tree lined streets to the shops and restaurants of Bay Street, and the beautiful riverfront park beyond. It is also an easy drive to Savannah or Charleston - both worth a visit but I think better appreciated when you can then return home to the tranquility of this lovely spot in charming Beaufort.
A wonderful spot in a wonderful city, the cottage has all the amenities of home along with the privacy of a secret getaway - all within a few minutes walk to the Beaufort waterfront.
Sublimely comfortable for a couple, it is comfortable with separate bedroom, bathroom with excellent shower, kitchen, and fireplaced living room. Michael as furnished the cottage with cozy and interesting furnishings, down to the rugs on the floor, antiques prints and maps on the walls, and books and magazines - not to mention fast WiFi and cable TV. The fact that it is both pet friendly, and has wonderfully friendly pets (goldens Trevor and Kegan) living there, was a bonus for us.
We spent a busy week here while house hunting in Beaufort, and looked forward to returning, to relax on the porch or around the wonderfully landscaped yard (with greenhouse and bonsai), each night. We'll surely come and stay next when in Beaufort - thanks again Michael!
We recently rented this fabulous little cottage in the heart of Beaufort's historic district. Sharing the wonderful grounds and gardens of the antebellum main house, it is truly a little gem providing all the amenities we needed for a 10 day stay, along with the charm of a reconstructed low country cottage. Furnished with many of the owner's antiques, it offers very comfortable accommodations (a great four poster bed!) with a fully equipped kitchen and large bath with shower; WiFi, a stereo for your iTunes and an HD TV. We ate out each night of our stay and found a bounty of great, downtown Beaufort restaurants at many price points. All were a quick and convenient walk from the cottage.
The owner, Michael, was a wonderful and accommodating host ensuring we had everything we needed during our stay - including a spiffy English umbrella for a rainy night's walk into town. His two, rescued, golden retrievers greeted us each morning with rapidly wagging tails and willingly shared their tennis balls with our golden. Ask Michael for the article called "Golden Moments," so you can read about Keegan's heart-wrenching rescue and rehabilitation by Michael. You'll find yourself giving Keegan and extra big hug!
Mornings would begin with freshly brewed coffee on the front porch watching the sun's early light dapple the trees while our golden enjoyed his daily morning romp. We'd spend our days at Hunting Island's magnificent beach (dogs allowed), or exploring Beaufort's lovely historic homes, and return to the cottage to have cocktails on the porch watching the dogs chase tennis balls around the large, enclosed manicured grounds.
Although the cottage is small, it is perfect for two adults and a golden retriever to enjoy its charms and the wonderful town of Beaufort.
Thank you Michael for sharing your wonderful retreat and hospitality with us and Holden!
We really enjoyed our stay in the guest house. Property owner Mike, was friendly, very easy going, and most accommodating. He even let Chloe (our dachshund) out to play with him and his dogs (Trevor and Kegan) one day, when he heard her whining from the cottage while we were out to lunch. The location and overall appearance of the guest house were very true to the description and pictures on the homeaway.com site.
Situated in the historic section of the downtown area of Beaufort, we were able to walk to the waterfront park, shopping and restaurants daily. The grounds were meticulously kept and quite impressive. The park-like surrounding property was shady and so became a cool reprieve from the hot sun, when we returned to rest, or hang during the heat of the days. The variety of plants and blooming flowers that bordered the property were incredible. The cottage itself was inviting, and the atmosphere was relaxing; its history which Mike shared with us, and scrapbooks in the cottage also documented its story really added to the whole experience.
We had everything we needed; the place was quaint, yet was well stocked with all of the modern conveniences and Mike checked on us throughout the week to make sure there wasn't anything else we needed. Trevor checked in on Chloe, and us as well too!
We hope to return next year!