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The Historic First Key Cottage - Daufuskie's First General Store & Post Office

Andrew Lamas

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Andrew Lamas

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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The Historic First Key Cottage - Daufuskie's First General Store & Post Office

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

First general store and post office on Daufuskie! View of intracoastal waterway

Come and enjoy one of most unique experiences on historic Daufuskie Island. Our grandfather Fred H. Dierks built the ‘First Key Cottage’ by hand in 1944. Fred originally built the cottage to serve island residents by opening the first General Store. Fred's wife Mae, then stepped in as the island's second postmaster and the cottage doubled as the first post office. The general store closed in the early 1960's and was then converted to a private residence. The cottage was completely renovated in 2000 (adding a large bedroom and a bathroom) and again in 2011 adding a huge sundeck and outdoor shower with a covered gas grill. It is located within 250 feet of Marshside Mama’s Restaurant! And, it is about 800 feet from the Daufuskie Public Dock. On Daufuskie, you and your family will enjoy visits to the beach, the Daufuskie Farm, the Art Gallery, the Pottery Shop, the T-Shirt Shop, the Iron Fish, Haig Point Beach Club, Freeport Marina, and Marshside Mama’s Restaurant. Fish or crab on the Public Dock – go for nature walks, or bike riding. You will take pleasure in ending your day or beginning your evening with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world! This vacation will take you back to nights by the fire or on the deck, visiting with family and friends under the stars. Come experience Daufuskie and enjoy this serene step back in time. Transportation to/from the island from Savannah is available thru Bull River Marine at (912)897-7300 with Mr. Gary Hill. The cost is $225 (1-6 people) round trip. Golf Cart Rental is available thru me with Bloody Point Resort at discounted prices.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Andrew Lamas (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015

About Andrew Lamas

The First Key Cottage has been in our family for generations. Through the years, we have been blessed to make memories with family and friends on this beautiful island. Being from Savannah, we are able to get over to the island in just 20 minutes by boat.

Andrew Lamas purchased this cottage in 1944

Why Andrew Lamas chose Daufuskie Island

This property was purchased by our grandparents in 1944. They lived on this remote island self-sufficiantly with the local islanders. They saw a need for a grocery store and post office. This historic cottage has now been renovated for today's modern family.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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The Historic First Key Cottage - Daufuskie's First General Store & Post Office
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Family of four (two teen-aged daughters) enjoyed our spring break from the dreary winter of WV. A wonderful spot for relaxation away from the crowds. While driving around in the rental golf cart the Island at times seemed to be our own with no other humans in sight. We had several miles of beach to ourselves and looking over at Hilton Head through the binoculars we could see the crowds. Every person we dealt with locally was very customer oriented and offered to help in any way to make our stay memorable. We enjoyed the local delicacies at two of the four Island restaurants and picked up a bottle of spiced rum at the Islands micro distillery. The cottage has access to a dock with possibly the best spot to catch the setting sun on the east coast. Beautiful sunsets over miles of open marsh grass and the intercoastal waterway. Enjoyed watching dolphins, pelicans, and other sea birds daily from this vantage point. We do plan a return visit to this hidden gem.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Elizabeth cashin

  • 5 of 5

The place was amazing. I wanted to go back when I got home. I would definitely be going back soon

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA
5

Charming Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very charming little cottage. Great location on the island. Right next to Marshside Momma's and the public docks. Cottage was clean and well furnished. Catherine was amazing. She answered all the questions I had and helped me out with a number of tips and general information. Very pleased with our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Savannah, Ga.
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and some very good friends (we also share grandchildren) were given as a Christmas gift a weekend on Daufuskie Island at this wonderful quaint cottage. It is loaded with history and the pictures and framed information were great. We are lucky enough to know the gracious owner and call her and her family close friends. She owns the cottage next door as well and has given me permission to tell all that if she is in residence on Sunday morn, she serves breakfast. We can speak from experience that she is a wonderful hostess and the food was fantastic.

There were so many discoveries to be found and renting a golf cart is the way to go. Easy access to the beaches and restaurants. A good map is available at the golf pro shop to help with navigation. It is a great combination of easy access to activities and the most laid back few days we have had in a long time. Someone very informed said to us, "pack your clothes and put half back, pack your adult beverages and double them." Please give yourself some down time and make a reservation at this wonderful property.

Wip and Lyn McCuen

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much - - hope you will be back to the island soon!
5

First Key Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice cottage. It has everything we needed for a nice cozy getaway. We enjoyed the location and plan another trip in the future.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Exactly what I was looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet get-away for R&R. The owner was very flexible and helped me work on dates that fit my schedule. Cute as a button inside. I enjoyed a bonfire every night in the fire pit outside. (Might be noisy on the weekends in the summer when Marshside Mama's is in full swing- but it's a great perk to be within walking distance of the restaurant and store)

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
Marshside Mamas is next door
Nearest Restaurant
Marshside Mamas is next door

The First Key Cottage is located within 250 feet of Marshside Mama’s Restaurant. And, it is about 800 feet from the Daufuskie Public Dock. On Daufuskie, you and your family will enjoy visits to the beach, the Daufuskie Farm, the Art Gallery, the Pottery Shop, the T-Shirt Shop, the Iron Fish, Haig Point Beach Club, Freeport Marina, and Marshside Mama’s Restaurant. Fish or crab on the Public Dock – go for nature walks, or bike riding. Also, visit Frappy’s for an ice cream treat. You will take pleasure in ending your day or beginning your evening with one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world!

Must be 25 years old for rental. Proof of ID required

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 4 NIGHT MINIMUM ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Daufuskie Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bath with outside shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Private dock not included. However, public dock is next door.

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