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Unwind in a Private Custom Home Nestled in the Trees or while on the Dock

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, Dock with Pierhead, 3 Bedrooms,, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A beautiful 2,500 sq. ft. custom built home located toward the end of a point on close to a half-acre of land. The house is nestled among the live oaks, cedars, and pines, and elevated, showcasing westerly views across the marsh and providing spectacular sunsets. The property features a 350 ft. dock across leading to deepwater (3 ft. min. at low tide). The dock has a pier head, providing plenty of shade, and a boatlift. See the shrimp boats off in the distance. You can fish, crab, and shrimp off the dock or go clamming at the nearby Coffin Point beach a short walk away.

The inside of the house is very spacious with an open floorplan and features dark hardwoods throughout and 10 ft.+ ceilings with cooling ceiling fans in all bedrooms and common areas. The layout is perfect for a family or couple wanting a lot of room and privacy, or two families vacationing together that desire their own spaces. Sleeps 6-8 (for a family including kids), but anything over 6 adults might be pushing it.

The main floor includes a vast, open floorplan with the living room, dining room, and kitchen, as well as a half bath and the master suite. Expansive windows look out over the marsh and deepwater from every vantage point. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and the den has a flatscreen sony tv. A covered porch with breezy ceiling fans offers a shady spot to relax and sip morning coffee or watch the sun set. The master suite is huge, with plenty of room to lounge, relax, and take in the treetop views. The master bath features a double vanity and walk-in double shower to steam and relax after a day of outside play. The master closet is so large our young son likes to sleep on a queen airbed here and make forts.

The upstairs includes the other two bedrooms, a full bath, a common area, and laundry room. Each bedroom offers panoramic views of the outdoors. One bedroom features a queen-sized bed and flat screen tv, the other has two double beds. The common area is a great space for children to relax and includes a tv, dvd player, custom bookshelves, whiteboard, and futon. For those traveling with young ones and not a lot of car space, we have a pack and play, toddler potty, and air mattress to free up your car space.

There is plenty of covered parking under the house and uncovered parking on the driveway.

The property is a half-mile walk from a secluded beach on St. Helena Sound. Take the opportunity to dig up a clam dinner, surf, fish for redfish, or just swim in the calm warm waters. There is a horse farm nearby which offers horseback rides on the beach. Or your can just hang out on the porch or outdoor patio and watch the horses walk by. VERY relaxing. Grill up your catch on our BBQ or do a full-on oyster roast in our oyster pit. The flat terrain of the area is well-suited for joggers and bicycle enthusiasts.

Beaufort (with its shopping, dining, boating and cultural scene) is only a short drive (15 min.) away. Hunting Island State Park is just under a 10 minute drive from the property and offers plenty for wildlife/nature/beach lovers (while we provide a Hunting Island pass, the park is temporarily closed due to Hurricane Matthew repairs. We'll continue to monitor the updates (updated Jan 2017). There are many seafood restaurants for fans of fish, shrimp, and shellfish. Nearby farms offer fresh fruits and vegetables in season.

Keywords: Deepwater, Home, Dock, Waterfront, Marsh View, Custom

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Why The Owner chose Beaufort area

We fell in love with the area -- the marsh, the oaks, the beach, the ocean, etc.. We love the relaxed lifestyle as well as the opportunity to fill our stomach with all types of seafood. This is a great place for people who like the outdoors. If you like fishing, kayaking, biking, golfing, swimming, boating, clamming, crabbing, shrimping, walking, jogging, horseback riding, relaxing, outdoor eating, shopping (nearby) then you'll understand why we bought in this area. Plus, the home is absolutely gorgeous. You really don't have to leave the property to have a good and relaxing time.

What makes this house unique

You can go crabbing and fishing off the dock. Enjoy the bbq and oyster pit. The home is very spacious with great views. All of the furniture is brand-new. There is even an outdoor shower. Flat-screen TVs and wireless internet are there for you to enjoy in any down-time. We are about a ten-minute walk to a secluded beach. The are numerous farms nearby offering fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as many seafood restaurants offering the catch of the day (you can be sure that it will be fresh and you can always ask).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow, this house is amazing! The dock at sunrise is the most beautiful and peaceful place. My family has had a very busy year and this was the perfect place to unwind. Watching my family enjoying fishing...was worth every dollar. This house and this island feel magical..
Jul 2015
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Saint Helena Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double vanities, Double Shower, large and plenty of light
    Full Bathroom Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large
    Half Bath downstairs - toilet
  • Master bath large with walk-in double shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Master bath and closet large enough for blown air mattress
    Guest bedroom upstairs - 1 queen , TV, views of water, ceiling fan
    Guest Bedroom (#2) Upstairs - 2 double , Views, ceiling fan
    Shared Common Area Upstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , DVD, Play area
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
2500 sq. ft with open floorplan and custom features. Brick oyster-roast pit, 350 ft. dock to deepwater, 1/2 mile walk to secluded beach, marsh view, 2 flat screen tv's (as well as a 19" tv for video games), AppleTV


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Unwind in a Private Custom Home Nestled in the Trees or while on the Dock
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 38 reviews

Very relaxing, peaceful location with gorgeous views

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience staying at this property over Easter weekend. The beach is a 15 minute walk, is easy to access, and very secluded. There are no waves, as it is more of an inlet, but still provided beautiful views and sand for our son to play in. The house is large and can easily accommodate 6 - 8 people. It has everything you need for a great weekend at the beach. Our only complaints were that we could never figure out how to properly work the stove/oven (it's commercial grade, but we were able to make it work) and the linens, appliances, etc. are a bit worn. However, for a weekend at the beach, it's really all you need. We would definitely recommend this property and consider going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing week in a beautiful area!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to rent this house for our son's 16th birthday celebration and it did not disappoint! The boys absolutely loved connecting with nature by fishing and crabbing right across the street "in our own private backyard" as well searching for shells and creatures on the beach at Coffin Point. Playing cornhole at dusk by the fire and roasting marshmallows was another favorite.

The house was comfortable and airy with the tall ceilings, with room to spread out a bit. Kitchen had all essentials and there were plenty of starters and a few extras in case we forgot. Pam was wonderful to work with, responsive and very helpful.

We were able to do some sightseeing in Savannah, Hilton Head and Bluffton as well as Beaufort, and love the close proximity of so many places to visit. We need to check out Hunting Island again when it is open. We have fallen in love with Beaufort and the Sea Islands and plan to return....but never soon enough! This just may be a retirement location for us in the coming years!

Thanks for the memories to last a lifetime! =) Hoping to come back again soon!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Princeton, NJ

Lovely home and plenty of things to see in the area

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Very quiet and relaxing

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Lowcountry Experience

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week here and had a wonderful time. We hung out and fished off the dock a lot. Caught some stingrays, silver perch, croakers, pin fish and lots of blue crab in the pots. Careful getting those blue crab out of their pots!!! They are aggressive and fast!! Not like dungeoness crab at all. Didn't feel bad throwing them into boiling water at all. ;) The directv was great. Loved being able to record shows and pause tv because it's what we're used to. There was lots of plastic wrap, ziplocs, condiments, oil, fish fry, etc so don't bring that stuff til you look around.

We found the most AMAZING cookies at Beaufort Bread Company. The pecan sandy sandwich cookies. OMG to die for. We had Maryland Fried Chicken one night too. The mixed gizzards and livers were memorable! Perfect salt and crunch.

There was no Hunting Island Pass :( but we went several times anyway. David fished off the pier and caught a lunker that took off and spun out most of the line. He fought it for awhile and managed to get it close to the pier but then it dashed against the sharp oysters and cut the line. Dang. Never did see what it was. Fun though! Also caught a small flounder there. Good fun fishing there.

We met the neighbors in the small cottage next door on the last night. They are super fun and nice. Fun to talk to and have a beer with. All in all a great experience. Would love to see more of the owner's personality in the house. There are no decorations or art so it's a little barren feeling.

David did leave his fishing pole there for guests to use. There's no reel though. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was beautiful and very spacious! Lovely setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! There were 7 of us, all adults, and there was plenty of room for all and the house is lovely. We loved walking out onto the dock every morning and evening and enjoyed the beautiful view! We even caught a few crabs which we promptly threw back. Great time! I would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a fun, peaceful and beautiful get away!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roswell GA

Great family vacation...will be back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the area and we LOVED it! There was so much to do and nothing to do. Our girls loved fishing off the dock (caught all sorts of fish) and crabbing of course. The current was pretty strong so glad we didn't rent kayaks which we thought we were going to do (though it did make it bug free..bonus!) We did a kayak tour down the road which was fabulous. We loved going to Hunting Island to the beach (the girls did not like coffin really need to is 3/4 of a mile which in the heat was too far for was HOT) We also volunteered at Hunting Island for the turtle rescue which was a great experience.

We really enjoyed the house and the location was perfect for us! It is right in the middle of all there is to do in the area. The shared dock wasn't an issue..the other family was really nice and we hung out together on the 4th to see fireworks.

A couple of things would have made it perfect (though not a big deal) stools for the counter in the kitchen so there is a place to eat besides the dining room and new pots and pans (the ones there are awful..we love to cook so it made it very difficult) Not all of the burners on the stove worked either. Otherwise it was great! (We will bring our own pans next year and knives) There is a new cookie sheet there as I left ours by mistake :)

It is a wonderful house with great owners..can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crabbing, shrimping, clamming, nearby Hunting Island State park (free pass), fresh seafood


Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island House Rental Rates

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Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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