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Little Lucy Creek Retreat: Private Dock near Beach & Beaufort

Ann Griffey Burgess

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Ann Griffey Burgess

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Little Lucy Creek Retreat: Private Dock near Beach & Beaufort

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Beaufort House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 and a half Baths, Water Views

If you want privacy, this is the place for you. This retreat is located on a tiny peninsula of land. When my grandfather purchased over 250 acres of Lady’s Island back in the late 1940’s, he always considered this 4 acre tract the jewel in the crown. It was his retreat from town long before my parents built a home here. Pap would come and put his boat in down at the shell ramp.

He’d cast his net in Little Lucy for those scrumptious creek shrimp to put over his grits. He fished around the bend at one of the best fishin holes in Beaufort County. He always dreamed of living here. Its location on one of the highest bluffs overlooking deep water on Lady’s Island made it an ideal home site.

So in the 1970’s my mom designed this home and had Elias Pinkney build it. The brick home, which is shaded by live oaks draped in Spanish moss commands views of more than 400 feet of the shoreline of Little Lucy Creek and its salt marshes. Each bedroom has its own unique view of the water.

From the Master Bedroom you can see the sunrise or moonrise over the dock on Little Lucy Creek. But from your queen size bed you have another view that looks down the creek and toward the sunset.

From the guest bedroom you also have a view of the dock on the creek. From the third bedroom each twin bed has a view of the creek and salt marsh. Enjoy your morning coffee at the kitchen table or on the screen porch with its panoramic views of the entire sunrise/sunset experience.

There is also seating out on the bluff so you can watch for the dolphins that swim by on the high tides or watch the stingrays, egrets and herons that come in to feed on low tide. We also have visits to the oyster bank below the bluff from a family of raccoons. Deer swim the creek to hide and feed among the magnolias and oaks. A pair of pileated woodpeckers has taken up residency in our piney woods by the dock.

This is our home and so we have tried to think of everything that might make your stay with us more comfortable. We have recently remodeled the interior to reflect our own love of Mid-Century modern furnishings( Very MadMen Like). There are lovely wood floors throughout. There are ceiling fans in almost every room and central heat and AC when desired. The giant living room with its 20 foot vaulted ceiling and open dining area were made for entertaining. For those who would rather stay inside there is seating in front of a 55 inch LED wide screen T.V.This service is provided through Direct TV. Computer access is through WIFI . A second TV is located in the Master Bedroom.

There is also seating in front of the wood burning stone fireplace. There is a large desk for visiting writers, computer users or grand kids working on jigsaw puzzles. The pillow top beds have soft sheets, comfy pillows and beautiful coverlets.

The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances, cookware, china glassware and utensils. There are two and a half bathrooms for everyone’s comfort and privacy. There is also generous closet space throughout the house so that you can store all your gear and belongings during your visit.

The porch is equipped with seating for all and an outdoor patio has a gas grill. The new dock is equipped with a float and kayak launch. Or you can put your boat, kayak or canoe in down at the shell ramp right on the property. There is also a boat landing two miles away at Sam’s Point where Forest Gump was filmed.

Our retreat is within easy drive of Hilton Head, Charleston and Savannah. It is @five minutes from all the necessary stores. A ten minute drive over a scenic bridge will get you to Downtown Beaufort with its shops, carriage rides and restaurants. In fifteen you can be at historic Port Royal and Paris Island. In twenty minutes you can be at one of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast at Hunting Island State Park and Lighthouse. There is a free pass to enter the park available during your stay.

For golfers there is a terrific public course at Cat Island . For nature lovers there are boat tours of the ACE basin. A notebook is available with information about our favorite things to do in the area and places to eat, shop and visit.

Or you may be like us and just sit on that porch watching the world of the tides come and go. They say that once you have smelled the pluff mud it gets in your veins and pulls you back just like the tides.

Keywords: Lady's Island, Waterfront, Secluded retreat,

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ann Griffey Burgess (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About Ann Griffey Burgess

Jack and I are both musicians and spend the majority of our retired time playing music, attending concerts, fiddlers conventions and visiting with our family around the country. But when we need to renew ourselves we head for our home on this beautiful creek. We hope that you leave here as restored and refreshed as we do.

Ann Griffey Burgess purchased this house in 2008

Why Ann Griffey Burgess chose Beaufort

This property has been in Annie's family since the 1950's. This was the place where the family celebrated holidays and important family events. We have always loved to go there to relax and unwind. We can kayak down the creek but often just relax on the porch with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and watch the tides come and go through the marshes.

What makes this house unique

First, we love that we have this incredible private panoramic view of Little Lucy

Creek from almost every room of the house. When we get tired of the view (almost never) the house is located near this quiet neighborhood where we can walk Polly our dog and safely take the grandkids bike riding. It's great being so close to Beaufort with great restaurants and shops. We are also so close to the beach at Hunting Island State park, which is one of the most pristine beaches we have ever been to. We go there as much in the winter as in the summer. There is a free pass to the Park available to you during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Annie, I want to thank you, Jack and Melissa for letting my Dad and me stay in your house on the creek. We had a wonderful time, and particularly enjoyed watching the tides, the birds, and the dolphins. One day an otter swam down the little stream that runs right in front of the bluff. My Dad loved Hunting Island State Park so much that we took our bikes there 4 out of the 6 days. What a nice unspoiled place. Thanks for sharing the pass. Melissa was a great hostess.
Apr 2012
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Little Lucy Creek Retreat: Private Dock near Beach & Beaufort
average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews

Great Holiday at LLC

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time over the holidays at LLC - we stayed 16 nights. We enjoyed the location, the fireplace, the kitchen area that allowed for cooking and the various places to relax. The retreat is peaceful, quiet and the location is perfect for those who want to unwind. We will be going back when the weather is warmer so we can partake in more outdoor activities. We recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tullahoma, TN

11/22/2014 thru 12/6/2014

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the retreat. We saw a Buck out the small kitchen window one morning and a Doe swimming across the creek another. The dogs loved chasing and playing with the squirrels in the wonderful pet friendly yard. The Dock was so nice when we'd go fishing in the creek and to clean our catch when returning. Loved the recommended Dockside Restaurant. We ate there 3 nights and was a wonderful experience each time. Highly recommend! Sight-seeing through the Historical District and Fort Fremont was a nice experience, too. Hope to stay at the retreat again. If I had any request, it might be to have a few more serving /casserole bowls for the kitchen. Only had two, one too big for us so that only left the one corning covered bowl. Would be nice to have a tea pitcher but none of this is a complaint by any means. I've never seen a better stocked kitchen for a beach house and everything was in great shape. I have always taken my favorite breakfast skillet and can opener to a rental and they weren't needed at this kitchen. The toaster and mixer was a pleasant surprise, also. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely, comfortable home with us for two weeks.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful. Glad you and the dogs enjoyed your visit. We're happy our food recommendation was satisfying. Also, thanks for the suggestion about bowl/casseroles. Those tend to get carried back and forth between houses. We'll make sure there are enough for your next visit. We'll be down in January and will be on the lookout for the deer. Annie and Jack

Low Country Dream

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything the description promised. Our favorite room in the house was the screened in porch where we stayed until dark every night. We loved the dock out on the tidal river and the abundant wildlife. All of the furnishing were comfortable and the house was spacious. We would definitely recommend this property for anyone interested in an authentic low country vacation.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martha, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. May is definitely a gorgeous time on the creek. Good to know that you found the accommodations satisfying. Please come back from chilly Iowa anytime.
Squaw Lake, MN

Little Lucy Creek Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate with lots of windows to observe wildlife out on the creek. The neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful. The owner was readily available to solve any issues that needed addressing. I would rent it again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad y'all enjoyed it. I'll pass along your comments about the house to Priscie, our housekeeper. Please come back from the chilly north anytime. Annie and Jack

Den & Daryl, from Wisconsin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have rented VRBO properties in the Beaufort area for several years. I would have to say that the Little Lucy Creek retreat was the best. The home had everything that we and another couple who joined us, needed. The new dock was especially nice and allowed us to do some fishing. We also appreciated the Hunting Island pass, since the beach there has always been our favorite. We ate at both Dockside restaurants and I would say the original is the best. The Johnson Creek Tavern is always on our list of good seafood restaurants.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Dennis We are so glad that ya'll had such a good time at the retreat. Glad you enjoyed the dock and hope the nightime lighting was helpful. We agree with you about those eating places. We need to mention Johnson Creek Tavern on our page. It is one of our favorites as well. Fall is one of our favorite times in Beaufort. The beach is beautiful and you almost have it to yourself. We're getting ready to go down at the end of this month. Looking forward to your next visit.
Doylestown, Pa

Excellent Location, Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Lucy Creek Retreat for a week and it was exactly that...a retreat. The home was beautiful and the dock a lot of fun! Make sure to bring your crabbing and shrimping gear because the dock is an excellent spot to catch your dinner! Melissa was great and the pass for Island state park a real treat! Thank you so much for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dana for staying with us. We're so glad you had a good time. Glad you enjoyed our dock. We do have the best shrimp and crab. We are so lucky and so grateful that it is ours to share. Come back anytime. Annie and Jack


Upper Crust
"Great salads and pizzas."
Luther's Rare & Well Done
"Our favorite burger."
Steamer Oyster & Steakhouse
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Savannah or Charleston
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Lobeco, SC
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hunting Island State Part
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Shell Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
ACE Basin Tours
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Kayak, canoe and bike rentals available.


Rates & Availability

From $1,400 Per week

Beaufort House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $200 deposit due at booking. Half is due 60 days before visit. Balance is due 30 days before visit.
Monthly rate of 3600 is only available September -April
Weekly rate applies when booking for the months of May, June, July and August

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Beaufort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connected to master bedroom with a water view.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks.
  • Newly remodeled 2 piece washroom. Rinnai on demand water heater provides for hot water whenever you need it.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with bath. Sunrise sunset views.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sunrise/dock view.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Water view.
  • All bedrooms have water views. Bathroom in master also has water view.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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