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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 3.5 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. PLEASE NOTE, THE PARK IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW. SCHEDULED TO REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC LATE SPRING 2017. 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

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 South Carolina

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Cozy Port Royal Cottage, 2 miles from Parris Island Marine Base near Beaufort SC
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 51 reviews

Beautiful cottage had everything we could have wanted in a rental. Very peaceful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is wonderfully decorated has that at home feel to it. Was centrally located close to everything we wanted to do. The wedding we attended was on lemon island less than 15 minutes away. The beach was wonderful, we had the opportunity to dine out twice and it was excellent. Dockside and Fat Patties. Will recommend this to friends and family. We will most definitely look to stay in this cottage again. Thank you so much

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, very comfortable, and with all the ammenities you could want!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a perfect spot for relaxing and a great base from which to explore the low land country. The front porch has been screened since this photo and it was a perfect spot for coffee or happy hour! The kitchen was stocked. It was helpful to have the laundry. The owners provided information about dining and sight seeing. The neighborhood is safe. A few restaurants are within walking distance. It's a short drive to grocery stores, restaurants, Star Bucks, the river walk in Beaufort, etc. We would definitely recommend this for people who want to relax and/or see the sights and enjoy this part of the US!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moose River, Maine

Clean comfortable convenient

  • 5 of 5

The owners thought of everything to ensure you have a comfortable stay. This house was perfect for us. There was 6 of us. Also very clean and beautifully decorated. We stayed here when our son graduated Marine boot camp and it was 2 miles from base. Great for those early mornings for sure! If we came back down to SC we would try to stay here before any hotel/motel! Owners are very positive, upbeat and very willing to answer any questions you may have. I will definitely recommend this home to others! The only downside was we hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helped to make our new marines graduation weekend perfect.

  • 5 of 5

First time using HomeAway. Wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Graduation of our Marine

  • 4 of 5

Great location to Parris Island. We felt safe in leaving our furbabies there while we were gone. We liked the quiet area and everyone on the street were friendly. Everyone enjoyed the open floor plan. Thank you for letting us stay with our babies

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great and the house was reasonably priced. Great place to stay for a vacation, I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 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

Port Royal Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

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.

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