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Cozy Port Royal Cottage, 2 miles from Parris Island Marine Base near Beaufort SC

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Great little cottage in downtown Port Royal, 2 miles from Parris Island Gate and 3 miles from downtown Beaufort. South Carolina owners welcome you to their well-equipped 2 BR-2 BA cottage that sleeps 6-8. Celebrate your special graduate in this family-friendly home-away-from home! King master with garden tub, guest rooom has 1 queen and 1 double bed, comfy queen sleeper in living room. Large great-room has cathedral ceiling and warm knotty-pine floors. Well equipped kitchen with all appliances, screened front porch, fenced back yard with patio, fire pit and charcoal grill. Basic cable, smart TV and wireless internet are complimentary. DVDs, books and board games provide extra entertainment. Owners require 3-night minimum stay, and rate INCLUDES cleaning fee. (Shorter stays may be approved for an additional charge to cover cleaning fee.) Rental comes with family pass to Hunting Island State Park, with pristine beaches and the only SC lighthouse open to the public. Port Royal boasts a public boat ramp, boardwalk with observation tower, and Sands Beach, a public beach and swimming area at the junction of Beaufort River and Battery Creek, just .7 mi from the cottage. Also of interest is the newly constructed boardwalk around the wetland rookery where coastal birds roost seasonally by the hundreds - a birdwatchers dream just .5 mi away!!! Your well-behaved pet is welcome - back entrance is equipped with their very own doggie door that leads to a fenced back yard! Local YMCA offers visitor passes with your membership, and Oct-April 'puppy plunge' in their outdoor pool every 2nd Saturday is the coolest!! FREE Port Royal street dances happen every other Saturay night May-June and Aug-Sept. Bring your lawn chair and cooler - dancing shoes allowed, but barefoot is better!! Our cottage is in walking distance of 6 restaurants serving local seafood, BBQ, pizza, bar food, and good old southern home-cooking! Quaint downtown retail/consignment stores offer great shoppping, and you CAN'T MISS the Saturday morning Farmer's Market, featuring locally grown organic produce, eggs, dairy, meats, and wild caught local seafood. Food vendors, plant nurseries and even local music make this a MUST on Saturday morning - come for breakfast, shop, enjoy the music, and take home some of the best homemade bread, pasta, asian dumplings, perogies, kettle corn and BBQ the lowcountry has to offer! Free public boat ramp is 0.7 mi away, with water and electric available for your boating/fishing needs..

Peggy Jo Nadler
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Peggy Jo Nadler

Dean and Peggy Jo Nadler are just crazy about Port Royal. They discovered this sleepy little village after marrying in 1994 and spending time in the Beaufort area. Visiting Port Royal during trips to the coast became part of their routine. In 2009, while staying in a Beaufort vacation rental, they found this cottage and their retirement plans solidified. The Nadlers love shrimping, fishing, thrifting, the Port Royal farmers market, and the street dances. They enjoy walking around Port Royal with their two rescue dogs, Ellie and Rainy. Several years away from retirement, the Nadlers decided to share Port Royal and their cottage with vacationers. They are especially glad to host Marine families coming down to celebrate graduation from Parris Island with their new Marine - OORAH!! They issue only one warning: once you've experienced Port Royal, you'll be hooked, just like they are!!

Peggy Jo Nadler purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Peggy Jo Nadler chose Port Royal

This little cottage has it all. While it looks like an older cottage, it was VERY WELL built in 2004. The open floor plan is simple and very comfortable. Everything happens in the great room/kitchen: the cathedral ceilings create a wide-open space, and the knotty pine floors add warmth. Lots of windows bring great light into the space. The cottage is located in a quiet residential area with friendly neighbors. Walking around the village and watching stars at night is wonderful, and a short walk to the Sands Beach at sunrise or sunset is particularly enjoyable!

What makes this cottage unique

New construction means clean lines, TONS of storage and new appliances. Outside, the tiny front and back yard are easy maintenance. The screened porch is SO RELAXING for morning coffee or wine before bedtime. The fire pit and patio chairs are perfect for cool evenings.


Port Royal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Garden soaking tub in master, single vanities in both. Hair dryers furnished in each bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • King master has en-suite master bath with garden tub and walk-in closet. Guest room has queen bed and double bed with ample closet space and linen closet stocked with extra sheets/pillows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Cozy Port Royal Cottage, 2 miles from Parris Island Marine Base near Beaufort SC
average rating of 4.951613 based on 62 reviews

Cute, clean home close to Parris Island

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our stay. It is a super easy and quick drive to the base. We were able to go on base each day and get back to relax with very little traffic. The furniture was all comfortable and clean. Perfect place to spend our new Marine's graduation week!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was extremely clean and had everything you could possibly need!! The owners were very accommodating to my new Marine!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Was the most organized vacation home I have ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Simply charming

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly what we were looking for. Charming, roomy, clean, comfortable. Mrs. Nadler was wonderful to work with. Our new Marine wanted to shower and rest a little and she had no problem with that. If we were ever in the area again we definitely would want this beautiful cottage. The whole area was great. Thank you so much....

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top notch!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the quaint cottage that was so homey!! It had all the conveniences of home with plenty of space for our family. We will definitely use VRBO/Home Away in the future for our vacations!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property very organized

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is provided. Especially the park pass. Hunting beach was great. I would suggest updating mattresses.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
SAV - Savannah, GA
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Carolina Wings and Rib House
Nearest Train
30 Miles
AmTrak - Yemassee
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Moondoggies Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hunting Island State Park

Hunting Island State Park has a beautiful public beach. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge and Donnelly Wildlife Management Area. The Port Royal farmers market is a MUST SEE on Saturday mornings. Great produce, artisanal coffee, breads, pastas, cheeses and oils, baked goods, fresh seafood, organic and farm-raised meats, eggs and vegetables, landscape plants, and fresh kettle corn! Prepared food ranges from BBQ to wood-fired pizza, to Indian cuisine and more. THRIFTING is GREAT in this area, with a guide to many shops in the Beaufort/Port Royal/Bluffton/Hilton Head area. You could spend a week just visiting all the thrift, consignment and antique shops! Savannah is only 45 miles away, Charleston is 75; both make great day-trips from this location. Don't miss downtown Beaufort just 5 miles away, a very old port town, reminiscent of Charleston, but smaller.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 3.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Nightly rate is based on 2-6 guests. 1-2 additional guests (Maximum of 8)will be charged an additional $12.50 per guest per night. Stays of 2 nights may be permitted, based on availability, for $50 additional per night, to cover the included cleaning fee. Stays of 1 night may be permitted, but will be charged the full 2-night rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.