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Historic Home in the Heart of Downtown Beaufort's 'Old Point'

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)

4 bedroom historic home in the heart of Downtown Beaufort.

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath historic home sits in the heart of Downtown Beaufort's prestigious 'Old Point'. Built in the late 1800's, this house is part of Beaufort's history, and is only 3 short blocks from the bay, as well as shopping, art galleries, restaurants and attractions of downtown. If you stay at 608 North Street, you will be in the perfect location to experience the best of Beaufort.

The home has been completely restored with a fully equipped kitchen, limestone tile, heart pine floors, new stainless steel appliances, and impressive antiques from Bali and Indonesia. The large master suite features a king bed, private bathroom with whirlpool tub, and a private sitting area. Two additional bedrooms have queen beds, and one bedroom has a pair of twin beds, and one double bed. Wireless internet and cable TV are included.

Three large porches provide great spots to admire the beautiful low country scenery and watch the horse drawn carriage rides pass. A short walk is Beaufort's newly renovated Waterfront Park which provides the perfect location for an afternoon of boat watching, fishing, and breathtaking sunsets.

For parents of Parris Island graduates, this house will provide a wonderful place for you and your family to relax and unwind before and after graduation. Located approximately 10 minutes from the Parris Island Gateway, our home offers a luxurious and spacious setting that is ideal for families of graduating Marines.

Hunting Island State Park, close by beaches and public boat ramps are all easily accessible, and Charleston, Hilton Head, or Savannah are close enough for day trips.

Staying at 608 North Street will truly be an experience that cannot be matched by a hotel, condo, or any other rental home. We appreciate your interest, and please email or call for more information!

PS - If you like historic homes, you will love this house. This home has been completely renovated and has all the modern conveniences while maintaining a historic charm. It is located in a prime spot in the historic district. If you are someone who is expecting new flawless construction and prefers a hotel room or suite over a historic property, you probably will not like this home. This home was build almost 200 years ago, and though it has been completely restored and is well taken care of, it does have imperfections that are typical of historic homes in the Beaufort and Charleston areas. We think this is what makes the home special, and we hope you will agree!

Keywords: House, Historic Home, Downtown Home

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Elizabeth Christmus
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Elizabeth Christmus

Hello! We are a couple from nearby Columbia, South Carolina who fell in love with the Beaufort area a long time ago. We were lucky enough to come across this beautiful home in Downtown Beaufort in need of renovation! It took longer that we had anticipated to restore, but was well worth the effort. This is truly a one of a kind property that we love to share with other families!

Elizabeth Christmus purchased this house in 2003

Why Elizabeth Christmus chose Beaufort

Beaufort, SC has always been a place my husband and I would visit with our family. Our parents took us here when we were children, and we brought our children to Beaufort when they were young. We don't care for the 'touristy' locations that are so crowded in SC, and we love the beauty, history, beaches, etc. in Beaufort.

We chose to purchase this particular home because we love to restore historic homes, and this home we could not pass up! This home was built around the turn of the 20th century, once the old North Street Aquarium years ago. It was so beautiful and in a great location being within walking distance of the water, shops, etc.

We had to replace porches, walls, ceilings ..... this was quite the renovation project, but with a lot of work and time we were able to renovate the home to the beautiful state it is in now. This home is truly one of a kind and a part of Beaufort's history, and we are glad that we can share this with you!

What makes this house unique

Staying in our home, you will have a vacation experience like none other in Beaufort. Our home is different than any other home in the area and a part of what makes historic Beaufort special.

Our home has three porches where you can relax, enjoy the breeze, read a book, or watch the carriage tours pass by.

Our home is within walking distance of everything downtown. Our family loves to take walks around dusk and watch the sunset over the water. You can have morning coffee at one of the cafe's on the street as you walk to waterfront park. You can shop, eat at the restaurants, tour historic Beaufort... all without having to drive anywhere. This house is one that you will find truly special!


The Old Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We do not provide toilet paper or paper towels!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) King bed in the master suite., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Please note - In the upstairs of the house, you do have to walk through Bedroom # 3 with the double and 2 twin beds to get to Bedroom # 4 with the queen bed. There is a bathroom between these two bedrooms. There is a curtain to screen off the double and 2 twins. This is a layout that was typical in the 1800's when the home was built.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Central Heat and Air Conditioning We do not provide paper towels or toilet paper. Sheets are washed and placed at the ends of the beds. We do not make the beds


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Historic Home in the Heart of Downtown Beaufort's 'Old Point'
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 57 reviews
Shrewsbury, VT

Perfect for us all to stay together.

  • 4 of 5

Great for everyone to be together during our daughters graduation from boot camp. Behind able to walk into downtown and so close to Parris Island was very convenient.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best house in town!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited for my son's Marine Corp graduation with a large family. This house was amazing, lots of space and plenty of common area for spending time together! Owners are friendly and helpful. My family did not want to leave and we hope to visit again in the future!!

Great option for those visiting Parris Island! Easy, quick drive to base.

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home! The pictures don't do it justice at all, so much more than we imagined!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location Can walk to just about everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time for a family wedding . Thanks for sharing your home to others. Beufort is a quaint getaway

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of seven women stay in the house and it was an excellent experience. The house was clean, well maintained and very comfortable. There was plenty of space for our large group and we never felt over crowded. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. They answered all of our questions thoroughly and in a timely manner. It's in a perfect location with restaurants and shops within walking distance. Our group would highly recommend this property and would love to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love the house and location

  • 5 of 5

This is an old house in a historic neighborhood. It has many modern conveniences but it is an old house but thats what we like, it has so much charm! I have stayed there 2 times and hope stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Glorious house in top condition. Elegantly spacious with large kitchen, dining room and living room, and sleeping accommodation more than adequate for 4 adults and 5 children.

The location in the historic district is within walking distance of downtown which saved renting a van and fighting parking.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Water Front Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay Street - shopping, restaurants, etc.
Nearest Point of Interest
"The Big Chill" House
Nearest Point of Interest
The University of South Carolina - Beaufort
Nearest Point of Interest
Playground at Waterfront Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay Street - Shopping and dinning
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix grocery store
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridge walk - beautiful at sunset!
Nearest Point of Interest
The Chocolate Tree

You will be in the heart of Downtown Beaufort. From our home, you can easily walk down to waterfront park and to the art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, and all attractions of downtown Beaufort. It is a very nice place for walking!

For Parris Island families, you will be in a great location to attend graduation ceremonies and have plenty to keep you busy in your spare time.


Rates & Availability

The Old Point House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

We are excited about your interest! There is a $85 cleaning charge per reservation. Linens and towels are included at no charge if you are willing to wash and dry them before departure. If you do not wish to do this, or you don't have time, we do charge an additional $50 to wash and dry towels. If you do elect to wash them, we allow you to check out at 12pm instead of the normal 10am.

We do not provide paper products.

We wash the sheets and put them on the ends of beds. We do not make the beds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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