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In the Heart of Beaufort --- Across from the Beaufort River

Brenda Hood

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, german
Bedrooms 5
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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In the Heart of Beaufort --- Across from the Beaufort River

Bedrooms 5
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Beaufort Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Rent 1 to 3 suites of Townhome, ea suite: 1-2 BRs/1 bath (See full description)

Located at 1206 Pigeon Point Road in Uptown Beaufort, South Carolina


Nestled under the canopy of an old-growth magnolia tree, Magnolia Court provides serene garden setting and quiet respite when you need to get away from it all. Although Magnolia Court is tucked in a quiet residential neighborhood, we're also in the Heart of Beaufort -- just minutes from everything you could want to see or do! Located across the street from a park overlooking the Beaufort River, our front garden provides a welcome outdoor retreat to read, lunch, or just enjoy nature. We are in easy walking distance to the Historic District, shops, and restaurants.

Built of the same tabby construction used by the Spaniards who -- along with the French and English -- tried to colonized these shores, Magnolia Court has the flexibility to meet the needs of large or small groups of travelers. Depending on the size of your group you can rent one suite or the entire 'home,' since they're enclosed under one roof yet each have separate entrances. We normally rent by the week/month, but will rent a MINIMUM of 3 nights when there is availability (as far as one month in advance).

Both the Historic District and Uptown Beaufort -- with antebellum homes, unique shops, and restaurants -- are literally just around the corner. The beautifully renovated Waterfront Park with additional shops and waterfront restaurants are only a five-to-ten-minute walk away. One block to the north of our location is beautiful Pigeon Point Park with hundred year-old oaks, brick pathways, playground equipment, and new landscaping. This is a great afternoon getaway!

A half-mile further down the street is a public boat launch (and we have room on-site to store your boat trailer). Go crabbing, fishing, or just relax and watch the beautiful sunset over the intra-coastal waterway. Beaches --- at The Sands (10 minutes) and Hunting Island State Park (20-minutes) are an easy drive. The historic cities of Charleston and Savannah are approximately an hour north and south, respectively -- making Magnolia Court and Beaufort a great hub from which you can see it all. Parris Island -- the only military installation where both male and female marine recruits are trained -- is only a 10-minute drive and is accessible for tours and graduation ceremonies.

Magnolia Court is fully furnished and is sectioned into one 1-BR apartment and two 2-BR apartments, which may be rented separately or together. Each sleeps between 2 and 6 people. We have beautiful porcelain and/or hardwood floors. Bathrooms have custom-tiled showers and/or soaker-tubs with hair dryers available in each. Washer and dryer, with drying racks are also available.

These full-sized-kitchens have granite counter tops, breakfast bars and all the large and small appliances you will need to cook up a feast. Each kitchen is also stocked with dinnerware, silverware, cookware, and linens. We provide a starter supply of coffee/tea, spices, condiments, paper and detergents.

The living rooms and bedrooms are also equipped with ceiling fans, cordless phones, and televisions with DVDs or VCRs. Beds are available in a range of sizes: from from toddler and extra-long twin, to double, queen, and king-size.

We also provide you with a desk and high-speed internet connections (WiFi), in case you're here on business. And since the weather is usually delightful, we have patio tables and chairs. A picnic table with charcoal grill is also available on-site. Ample off-street parking is also provided, with additional parking for boat, trailers as needed.

Short-term rental rates include bed/bath linens, utilities (heating/air conditioning, cable, WiFi, local phone service). Renters who sign a rental agreement of more than 90 days are exempt from paying the accommodations tax. Special reduced rates are available if you rent multiple suites or for six months or longer. When available, we may rent for a three (3)-night minimum stay. Rental rates are based on season and quoted according to occupancy. Additional charges may apply for additional guests.

Sorry, we do not allow smoking or pets.

Keywords: coastal, historic, quiet, extended stay, Beaufort, Lowcountry, Low Country, Home, Home Away From Home, South Carolina, Convenient, comfortable, clean, relaxing, peaceful

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Brenda Hood (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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About Brenda Hood

I’m a Lowcountry native. I grew up in Charleston and have lived in Beaufort for the past twenty years, so I know the area well. It’s very likely that my ancestors were gypsies or vagabonds, because I yearned to travel from an early age. By the time I finished college, however, I hadn’t been much of anywhere. So when my husband graduated law school, I convinced him to enter the Army JAG Corps on the premise that he could gain valuable courtroom experience, we could travel, and I could improve my command of the German language. (We spent our first five years in Germany.) For the next 20 years we traveled with Uncle Sam, landing in Atlanta for our final tour of duty. Life in the military afforded my family the opportunity to live and visit all over the world. As a seasoned traveler, I understand intuitively what visitors expect . . . and NEED . . . to know. Likewise, life as a military wife and mother has provided me with the expertise to turn each new abode into a real home. I have taken great pride and care in doing just that for our guests at Magnolia Court Guest Suites!

While living in Atlanta, we took a week's vacation to Hilton Head and stumbled upon Beaufort on a day trip. What a delight! Beaufort had everything we wanted. It’s a small version of Charleston; coastal (we had been land-locked for years) with salt marshes and palm trees; picturesque with antebellum homes and moss-draped oaks; and rich with a colorful history that predates the arrival of Spanish, French, and then English explorers in the 1600’s. Beaufort is both small town and cosmopolitan at the same time and is one of the most active arts communities of its size I’ve ever seen.

Brenda Hood purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Brenda Hood chose Beaufort

My decision to relocate an antiques store in Beaufort led to the purchase of a 1930’s cottage to house the shop. I wanted a property close to town but not on the main thoroughfare and I didn't want it to 'look' commercial. Not content with just one project, we also acquired the modest two-story tabby building next door to establish something much-needed at the time: fully-furnished, short-term rentals. Thus began Magnolia Court Guest Suites. The building is comprised of 3 units (one 1BR and two 2BR apartments) that can be rented individually or as a whole.

We set about transforming this long-neglected tabby structure so that it was both a unified whole that could be rented as such (for wedding parties or family reunions) or as three individual apartments. We provided each with its own entrance, layout, color scheme, and personality. The Suites at Magnolia Court consist of one 1-BR apartment and two 2-BR apartments. The West Indies, which has a king-sized bed, is recommended for sleeping two, but can accommodate four via a sofa bed in the living room. The Manhattan has a king-sized bed in one bedroom and three twins in the other, for a capacity of five people. The Tuscan, has a queen in one bedroom and a double in the other; it is recommended for sleeping four, but can handle six with its sleeper sofa. The total capacity of the complex, therefore, is 11-15. (Several years later, when I closed the adjacent antiques shop, I transformed the cottage into an additional rental. The Craftsman, not shown on our vrbo listing, offers sleeping for six.)

What makes this townhome unique

Magnolia Court has seen a wide variety of guests since we opened in 2006 -- snow birds from the northeastern US and Canada looking to winter-over in a milder climate, professionals working in Beaufort for several months and wanting something more than a hotel room, gal-pals getting away for weekend sojourns, guys golfing, families and couples vacationing, military families moving into or out of the area, people relocating to Beaufort and needing a home while theirs is being built, and local families hosting an overflow of guests for special occasions. We've met so many wonderful people and love seeing many of them come back year after year!

My husband and I still love to travel and look forward to his “final” retirement when we can really hit the road. And naturally, we’d prefer to stay in guest rentals – with all the comforts of home – especially if they’re located, like ours, in the heart of the community -- so we can easily walk everywhere.

We welcome you . . . to Magnolia Court, your Home Away from Home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ahhh! After a hectic but fun wedding weekend for my brother, my husband and I (sister of the groom) got one more day with the place ALL to ourselves! It was a very much-needed and relaxing evening. The groom and his best man were here until Sunday and I can tell loved their stay! It's a great set up and not far to walk downtown. We will definitely to back!
May 2013
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In the Heart of Beaufort --- Across from the Beaufort River
average rating of 4.928571 based on 40 reviews

Great for our family vacation - Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Manhattan suite - spacious clean comfy! We stayed six nights and saved money and time using the full kitchen for breakfast and such! I highly recommend this place and Brenda was very professions and organized ! What a bargain for what we got! There was even a washer and dryer there! First floor was a must for my older parents!

Close to downtown you can walk or use the bikes provided! Wifi and 3 TV's with cable

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our townhome at Magnolia Court provides a wonderful space for wedding groups or family reunions who need to house several families or groups yet still provide each with privacy. Our unique arrangement which also allows the suites to be rented individually is equally attractive for smaller families or groups only needing one of the three self-contained suites.
Miami, Fl USA

Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved staying here. We stayed in the West Indies and had a perfectly lovely week. Downtown is just a short stroll up the block. Everything is very convenient. Quiet side-street. Very clean and comfortable. Full kitchen with washer & dryer made going home with clean clothes an added plus. I've told my Beaufort in-laws not to hesitate recommending Magnolia Court for any visiting friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at The Craftsman in mid-October. It was perfect for our family of 5 adults. The bedrooms were roomy with adequate storage, and the beds were so comfortable. Each bedroom has a television. The living room had ample seating for our group, and the den/dining area was a bonus. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could possibly need, and we were so pleased with it we prepared all our meals there instead of dining out. Fresh seafood was readily available just a short distance away at Sea Eagle Market, and their staff was very helpful in making our selections. The garden has a grill and comfortable outdoor dining facilities. The location is excellent, with view of the Beaufort River from the front porch. Sunrises are magnificent burning their way through the river mist. Beaufort is a lovely town, and we enjoyed shopping downtown as well as seeing the historical sites. Our only regret is that we did not plan a longer stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Location, Location, Location and everything else...

  • 5 of 5

Everyone knows that it is all about LOCATION, and Magnolia Court has all caps. We are artists who want to be able to walk downtown to all the art galleries, waterfront park, best of the best local eateries. We are also kayakers who want to get to the water quickly. We can do that within minutes. We also are Harley riders who want to get out of the traffic and on the open road easily. No problem from here! We also come so that we can spend time at Hunting Island. Easy trip from here. When the first few days of our trip is rainy and cold, we also need a pleasant "home away from home" and Magnolia Courts has that, too. If you want more than Brenda has to offer here, then you simply want too much. Enjoy Beaufort from Magnolia Courts and you will enjoy the best the area has to offer.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Delightful Accommodations in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

As travel writers we have stayed in literally hundreds of places in the U.S. and around the world. How delightful for us to find this spacious and exquisitely renovated cottage peeking out at the water and marsh, just a short walk from the center of town. Three charming bedrooms, each with its own television, plus a spacious and comfortable living room with a tv of its own. Our host had an antiques business, and has an eye for design and comfort, so each room has eye-catching decor. The kitchen is a dream, with everything you need within easy reach .... corkscrew, colander, toaster, radio and cd player, all right there. A front porch to sit on, a garden for cooking out .... who could ask for anything more. We came for a few days, stayed for a week, and are only leaving because someone else is lucky enough to have booked it!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! And I didn't even learn that you were travel writers until you were departing. I just wish you could have been here (at a time other than deep winter) to see the gardens in all their profusion of color and green lushness.
Mississauga, Ontario

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Craftsman Cottage for a week in July and loved the house. Everything we needed was there and the house was spotlessly clean. It was so enjoyable to relax in the house between touring and Parris Island. Brenda was a joy to work with, in booking and in answering the many questions that I had about the rental. The online photos were very accurate as to the house. I would recommend this house or any of Brenda's other units to anyone travelling to Beaufort. Beaufort itself was another joy. There were great restaurants and people were so friendly wherever we went.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Waterfront Park
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah, GA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mulltiple Courses in Beaufort and Hilton Head
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Yemasee, SC
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Yes, Indeed Thai, Zusara's Kitchen, Papaya
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Hunting Island State Park
Car: recommended

As a coastal community, beach-combing, fishing, and crabbing are naturally big past times. Golfing is also BIG in the Lowcountry of South Carolina -- with many World-Class Courses in the area. We'll provide you with a contact list of public and private courses where you can play. Kayaks and paddle boards are available locally for rent. In addition, there are two skateboard arenas about 15 minutes away and a small local aquarium to view native plants and species. Deep-sea and fresh-water fishing tours can be booked locally. In addition, we have bicycles on site for use on a first-come, first-served basis.


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From $171 Per night

Beaufort Townhome Rental Rates

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Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes A deposit of 50% is required to reserve a suite; payment in full is required 45 days in advance of arrival.
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Beaufort Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , THE TUSCAN bath: walk-in shower with rain head & wand
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , THE MANHATTAN bath: deep soaker tub/shower combo.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , THE WEST INDIES bath: custom tiled bath, walk-in shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedrooms 4 & 5 (plus a sofa bed) are in The Tuscan Suite.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedrooms 4 & 5 (plus the sofa bed) are in The Tuscan Suite.
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Bedrooms 2 & 3 are located in The Manhattan Suite.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bedroom 2 is located in The Manhattan Suite.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedroom 1 (+ sofabed) is located in The West Indies suite.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2-3) The extra-long twin beds have one roll-out trundle bed which can also be made available., Child Beds (1) Available upon request., Baby Cribs (1) A child's 'Pack-and-play' (playpen/crib) is available with linens upon request. Sleep Sofa available in The West Indies and The Tuscan.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
While our home suites are beautifully renovated, meticulously clean, and thoughtfully appointed --- the one thing that really sets us apart is our location. We are nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood with a surrounding garden setting that provides a wonderful respite from the rush of modern living. Across the street is a park overlooking the Beaufort River, one block north is the beautiful Pigeon Point Park, and at the end of Pigeon Point Rd is a shaded mini-park overlooking Pigeon Point boat landing. At the same time, we are just around the corner from the Historic District, the Waterfront Park, unique shops, and wonderful restaurants. You can literally walk everywhere in Beaufort from here! And if you want to see more of the local area, it's only an hour's drive to Charleston or Savannah providing a convenient hub for you to see both cities. In addition, we're only a 10-minute drive to Parris Island and a 20-minute drive to the beaches at Hunting Island State Park.

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