GORGEOUS WATERFRONT TOWN & COUNTRY HOME ON ST. HELENA SOUND

Jan & Eric Horan

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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GORGEOUS WATERFRONT TOWN & COUNTRY HOME ON ST. HELENA SOUND

St. Helena Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

Slip back in time on your drive to ‘Lili,’ our waterfront, private getaway located on St. Helena Sound. The entrance to this private residence includes a half-mile drive along the Avenue of Oaks, listed on the National Register of Historic places. Enroute, you will pass the original, antebellum plantation home (circa1800) once the center of Coffin Point, pre-Civil War cotton plantation. Your last right turn is home to a two-story private residence, nestled in a continuum of ancient, Live Oak trees and bordered by native plantings of seasonal flowers on three sides with a spectacular view of the Sound, sunrise to sunset - 100 yards away. If the trees could speak, one could only imagine the stories a hundred-year history might reveal. Indulge in the best of both worlds, the natural beauty activity of the intracoastal waterway whose traffic includes shrimpboats, sailboats, kayaks, dolphins, seagulls and pellican. The surrounding, densely wooded countryside of St. Helena Sound provides a quiet and serene natural setting.

Inside the home, guests enjoy furnishings custom designed by the owners which included extensive renovations using master craftsmen and local artisans to provide the fine details.

Windows open to expansive, scenic views, ever reminding guests of the exceptional natural beauty which they are emersed.

The colors and textures of natural materials mirror the lowcountry environment in fine decor. The ceilings were raised to expose huge, wooden beams acquired from a local cotton mill. The comfy and classic furnishings suggest the sea, land and sky in soft, soothing color pallet. The copper counters in the galley kitchen were added for serious cooking and easy clean up. Wear is designed to be exposed in the ever changing patina. The line between inside and out has been consciously disguised with plenty of open space, large floor to ceiling windows in the great room, windows room by room that reveal life at the seashore with all five senses.

Coffin Point's beachfront is a natural seashore manicured only by the ocean and its contents - twice daily. It's the real deal, rugged with tons of shells, chord grasses and other saltwater, hardy gifts. Teaming with sea life, this beach is not groomed for swimming but rather exploring, clamming, shelling, fishing and hiking. If you want to swim, pack up our beach towels, chairs & your water toys or rent a kayak, surf board etc ...and head to neighboring Hunting Island State Park. It's an easy 10 minute drive.

At either beachfront, ours or the State Park, it is common to see and hear dolphin, working shrimp boats and a range of seabird action. What is truly wonderful about living by the sea, is experiencing the changes hour by hour, day by day, week by week.

While at home, you can enjoy both front or back covered patios; oversize deck chair seaside or rocking chairs forest side, or put on your walking, biking or jogging attire to explore the beachfront and dirt road network of the neighborhood.

Cooking is meant to be fun and easy in this home. All grocery needs can be satisfied within a 10-minute drive with neighboring fish markets, marinas, fresh vegetable farms, grocery stores and quickstop markets.

Local restaurants and chefs offer catered services while a short drive, increases options to five-star cuisine in town as well as casual dinning at most local diners -- that all feature local seafood. Some have recipes passed down through the generations using ingredients from neighboring farms and docks.

Local favorites include Boondocks, Johnson Creek Tavern, Gullah Grub, Sand Dollar, Foolish Frog and The Shrimp Shack (referenced in Pat Conroy’s cookbook) Each with their own specialties and ambiance.

A wide variety of touring opportunities throughout the region include art & culture to serious shopping. For outdoor adventure we recommend Hunting Island State Park, a 10-minute drive away - where you will find five miles of swimming/surfing beachfront - without the traditional residential over-development. There is a minimal gate pass fee. Swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and a variety of fishing gear can be coordinated at the Park's nature center – plus special family activities are scheduled throughout the summer months.

At Hunting, thousands of acres of gorgeous marsh views, tidal creeks, and a dense maritime forest provide an abundant wildlife viewing experience that is becoming rare along our developed coastlines.

Downtown Historic Beaufort is another favorite destination - less than 20 minute drive. In-town destinations include Port Royal, Parris Island and the Marine Corp Air station Military bases and a bit further and over a few more bridges you can reach Hilton Head Island, Charleston and Savannah in a little over an hour drive.

Notable regional/seasonal events: Savannah Music Festival (March/Savannah) Heritage Golf Tournament (April/Hilton Head) Family Circle Tennis Cup (April/Daniel's Island) Soft Shell Crab Festival(Apr/Port Royal) Spoleto Festival (May-June /Charleston), Beaufort Water Festival (mid-July), Penn Center’s Heritage Festival (November/ St. Helena Is.), , and many local activities including ghost & home tours, Beaufort film festival (Feb/Mar) plus ever-present art gallery tours and community oyster roast fundraising fun in the winter.

Lili grounds allow for extensive parking for all your water and camping toys - boat (30ft+) and trailer and/or RV camper. Several boat launches are only minutes away. Or, leave the toys and call on our local, experienced guides. Join a boat or kayak tour, photo safari, dolphin watch, deep sea charter or sunset sail along the Intracoastal Waterway. Watch or participate in a regatta at the Lady’s Island Country Club, spin class at the YMCA or yoga class at One Yoga Sanctuary at Lady's Island Marina.

Keywords: Coastal elegance, lovingly titled (Lili) - you are invited to the comforts of town while vacationing in an elegant waterfront, rural community. Live Oak forest road and walk ways, natural beachfront, lush plantings, abundant wildlife and minutes from State Park, historic and cultural site-seeing.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed your lovely space! Thank you!
Feb 2012
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Jan & Eric Horan

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Owner moved to South Carolina from California and raised her family on Hilton Head. As the family grew up, Lili was purchased as a family retreat. The home was purchased from a neighbor where her own mother once lived. In 2005 a major renovation, raising the ceilings, importing woods and other natural materials were used to expand every space with great attention to detail. Every appointment -- from furnishings to faucets and wall art were consciously and lovingly selected while meeting and befriending local talent.

Jan & Eric Horan purchased this house in 2005

Overlooking the St. Helena Sound, this property is a blend of elegant, contemporary comforts midst a a rustic and rural, natural environment. This lovely home is part of a unique community that has grown up away from the maddening crown, around the sea and in a friendly neighborhood community in the country that enjoys a safe, quiet and perfect gathering place or getaway for friends and family.

Scenic waterfront view, natural shell beach, abundant wildlife viewing, 100-year-old Live Oak forest, National Historic landmark community entrance, nearby Beach/State Park amenities, local and regional shopping opportunities, fine and casual dining, fresh seafood and fresh vegetable stands, events and activities for all ages.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
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Reviews

4.7
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous Waterfront Town & Country Home on St. Helena Sound
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews
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Gorgeous Waterfront Town & Country Home on St. Helena Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305888vb
(843) 524-3037 (South Carolina, USA)
St. Helena Island Beaufort area
West Columbia, SC
4

Lili is a charmer

  • 4 of 5
Property is clean and neat with a thoughtful and eclectic decor.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Waterfront Town & Country Home on St. Helena Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305888vb
(843) 524-3037 (South Carolina, USA)
St. Helena Island Beaufort area
Raleigh, NC
5

No less than perfect

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was no less than perfect. We very much enjoyed staying at Lili and would love to come back. The neighborhood has breathtaking views of the sound and the oaks. The home is shaded by oak trees which naturally cooled the house and when you walked outside. This house is located right next to Coffin Point plantation house which is also very cool! We came to Lili for our honeymoon and enjoyed going to the local restaurants. Everyone we met on the island or in Beaufort was very friendly. The home was well appointed with fantastic artwork everywhere. We also enjoyed the old antique furniture.. and the beds were extremely comfortable. This home makes for a perfect vacation.. being very close to Beaufort, but also not too far from Savannah or Charleston (you could make a day trip to these if you wanted). We spent the whole time at the beach or in Beaufort, but we would love to come back and explore the area more!
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Waterfront Town & Country Home on St. Helena Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305888vb
(843) 524-3037 (South Carolina, USA)
St. Helena Island Beaufort area
3

Well done, but in need improvement.

  • 3 of 5
I agreed with all the other comments posted by other guests of this home. The home is comfortable and nice, but no one is mentioning the problem like we found with the bugs. Indoors and out there were plenty of critters that made my trip a bit unsettling.
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review comes nine months after their May 2013 stay. We were initially informed about the critter concern in a personal e-mail after they checked out. Their stay overlapped an unseasonable SC rainy spell on the heels of a long drought. This would impact the outdoor experience as well as what might get inside. The problem was immediately resolved with professional pest control. We have had no complaints since and urge our guests to contact us of any concern while staying in the home so that we can resolve. For the record, we would like to share the rest of the e-mail we received:
“…We had an excellent time at the house and really loved the setting. Perfect for our family. The house decorated simple and beautiful yet very comfortable…. The locals are nice (including Wilma next door), and the restaurants are good. Our 3 year old danced and sang with Sparky Jones at Dockside. The HI park (Hunting Island State Park) simply amazing and all the history of Beaufort. We even went to Charleston for a day and saw the Aquarium.” Kind Regards, Stephanie
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Gorgeous Waterfront Town & Country Home on St. Helena Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305888vb
(843) 524-3037 (South Carolina, USA)
St. Helena Island Beaufort area
Columbia, SC
5

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We drove in to St Helena after dark, so outside of a few live oak trees visible by our headlights, we had no idea where we were. We woke up to the most AMAZING view from our windows. Tangles of live oaks created almost a ceiling over the house and front lawn. Not to mention, 100 yards in front of you is the ocean. The house is decorated beautifully, and the chairs and couches were so comfortable. It was easy to prop up and take a quick nap in the middle of the day just about anywhere in the house. Bathrooms were super clean and well appointed and the kitchen, albeit small had everything that we needed in it. I kept thinking I would find something that was missing, but everything was wonderful! We quickly sent out links to our family and friends telling them about this place. We highly suggest you stay here if you want to "get away". It's a good 20 minutes into Beaufort, but there are plenty of cute restaurants just a few minutes from the house. Gay's seafood is only 1.5 miles and we had a great lunch across the street at the Shrimp Shack. Our little yorkie was exhausted after all of the exploring she did during our long weekend, but we came home relaxed and renewed for the New Year. Thank you Lili! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind observations of our home and your referral to family & friends! It is always a comfort to hear that our guests find Lili a pleasant surprise and comfy home away from home. We continue to think of ways to add to the experience. We look forward to your return.
business
Gorgeous Waterfront Town & Country Home on St. Helena Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305888vb
(843) 524-3037 (South Carolina, USA)
St. Helena Island Beaufort area
5

Thanksgiving with the family

  • 5 of 5
It was dark when we arrived at our final destination, "Lili." After settling in and claiming bed space, it was time to revel in the beauty of the renovated building we'd be spending time with. Creativity flowed throughout the house. It was decorated simply and beautifully! We were up at the crack of dawn the next day to explore the beach, gather a "few" shells and go for a run along the oaks - thank you for allowing us the privilege of spending time with "Lili!" Excellent hospitality and very easy to work with - Cap'n Jack and "friends" were very happy to have a few treats, especially for Thanksgiving!
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you found what you needed and wanted at Lili. It is our added pleasure when guests are pleasantly surprised with the magic of this unique setting. Thank you for choosing Lili...come back soon ..and Captain Jack also thanks you.
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Gorgeous Waterfront Town & Country Home on St. Helena Sound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p305888vb
(843) 524-3037 (South Carolina, USA)
St. Helena Island Beaufort area
5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This is the perfect place for relaxation. The house is warm and inviatiing. The setting is wonderfull. The beautiful old trees and the sae view. There is space to relax and read and also a space to watch TV. We would love to come back to this lovely setting.
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Savannah /HH International Airport
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Hilton Head Island -- Ferry to Daufuskie Island
Nearest Train
30 Miles
AmTrac in Yemassee, SC
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 21
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Swimming & Surfing at Hunting Island State Park
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
355 Miles
Beech Mountain, NC
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ocean Golf Course - Fripp Island
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Publix Grocery
Car: necessary

Nearby: Wildlife Photo Safaris, YMCA, Spa and Health Center, Yoga Classes, Historic Beaufort downtown shopping/gourmet and southern cuisine dinning - walking tours, Gullah Culture Museum and Community Center at Penn Center - National Historic Landmark, State Park with fishing pier & public boat landings, Waterfront Park and Historic Downtown Shopping District, Horse drawn carriage tours, Active art community with art exhibitions, classes and cultural events including visual and performing arts - community orchestra, chorale and national chamber music series.

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Availability & Rates

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St. Helena Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Jun-Aug
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
$5,000
 
 
Sep-May
Sep 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $135 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Guests must purchase renters insurance (cost $49). This policy covers all damages incurred during guests stay in the house more that $200.Under $200 are billed directly to Guest

Pet fees when pets are accepted are charged @ $10 per pet per day
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Amenities

Amenities

St. Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2nd Floor Master and Guest Bedrooms - both with Waterfront Views, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2nd Floor Bedroom with Dense Live Oak Forest View, Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) 3 Oversize comfy sofas in 1st floor Living areas each convert to single day beds.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • photography
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • golf
  • basketball court
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
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