Ashley Bowden

Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THE FIRST KEY COTTAGE

Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Ashley Bowden

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

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.

Ashley Bowden purchased this cottage in 1944

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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5
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The First Key Cottage
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The First Key Cottage
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
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
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The First Key Cottage
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The First Key Cottage
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
Savannah, GA
5

A REAL SLICE OF DAFUSKIE ISLAND.

  • 5 of 5
Get the real flavor of Dafuskie Island in the immaculate First Key Cottage. It is so peaceful & charming while having everything you need up to the beach towels. The outdoor deck is great & having Marshside Mama's so close allows you to grab a meal or kick up your heels a bit. Just delightful & we will be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The First Key Cottage
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
Hilton head island
5

HILTON HEAD GROUP

  • 5 of 5
Excellent accomodations. Truly enjoyed weekend and would definately stay again
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
Jacksonville, FL
5

HAPPY!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed staying at The First Key Cottage. Great property & great location!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Daufuskie Island Hilton Head
Forsyth, GA
5

PANGA

  • 5 of 5
Great, clean house. Perfect week. Long time visitors to the island and maybe our favorite home. Also really nice and helpful renters.house very well stocked especially the kitchen. ( pots, pans, dishes, ect.) We will definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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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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Availability & Rates

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Daufuskie Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 2 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 11.0%

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
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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