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Debra Varner

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Private Retreat - Coastal Beaufort, So. Carolina

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

Enjoy the lowcountry life and come to Las Brisas (Spanish - the soft breezes) on St. Helena Island. The breezes will keep you cool as you wile away the hours at the end of the road overlooking the marsh. Watch the tide coming and going and the birds that live outside the door. Enjoy your morning coffee on one of two screened decks or the open air observation deck where you can see above the trees and out to the ocean. Take a leisurely stroll by the Intercoastal waterway, enjoy the brilliant colors of Carolina sunsets and the quiet, unobstructed views. The home is cozy and ready for friends and family to take time to enjoy the sweet life together. The queen bedroom has its own bathroom and TV. Twin beds in the second bedroom, sofabed in the living room and a double futon in the loft accomodate up to 8 people. Call or email us for more details today!

Keywords: Family and Pet Friendly Home

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Debra Varner (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Debra Varner

We love our home in South Carolina! Having family nearby, we share meals and good times together. We live in San Francisco, also a beautiful place, but when we go to our So. Carolina home, we simply feel the stress of the everyday life melt away no matter what time of year. We have spent all the seasons and all are equally beautiful. We love beach combing, meeting and sharing a meal with our neighbors and lazing on the decks with a good book in the heat of the day. Family members visit and we take in the local catch of the day - the shrimp, clams, oysters and crab that our brother-in-law catches himself! We want you to enjoy our home as much as we do.

Debra Varner purchased this house in 2004

Why Debra Varner chose Beaufort area

My husband is from So. Carolina and all his family is nearby. We knew we needed to have our own home to share with family and friends. We were fortunate to find this special place that brings such joy.

What makes this house unique

We love the food, beaches, shopping, neighbors and quiet that makes us feel rejuvenated at the end of a stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We stayed in this house for a week and did not want to leave! We had everything we needed for a peaceful and relaxing vacation. Thanks so much for the pet friendly home, it is great to be able to bring our dogs because they are a part of the family. We enjoyed Hunting Beach and trips into Beaufort. We do plan to return next year."
Jun 2011
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Private Retreat - Coastal Beaufort, So. Carolina
average rating of 4.6285715 based on 39 reviews
Smithsburg, Maryland

Beautiful hidden getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Las Brisas. The house was clean and quiet. The yard was perfect for the dog and the kids enjoyed exploring and watching the wildlife. My husband especially enjoyed the rooftop deck. The nearby beach was wonderful, and so was the Hunting Island Park beach. We wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for my husband and myself and our two boys.

  • 4 of 5

My family loved the quiet setting with views from the top porch for miles.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mooresville, NC, USA

The lot was very nice. At the end of the road with a nice breeze daily.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay at Las Brisas. The crow's nest was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed watching the sunrise and all the many bird's. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need. Debra was very helpful. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Private Relaxing Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a great week for us with good weather and a clean comfortable house to stay in. It was quiet and private, with great views of the marsh and beautiful woods. There were no bugs to be found even though it was beside the marsh, which we thought was amazing. The kitchen was well stocked and house was very comfortable. Loved the beach at Hunting Island and the pass was a big plus. The wifi is fast, all appliances that you could need were there and the fact that the owners allow pets helped us decide on this home. We have stayed in the general area before and this house is a good choice.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation in a great home

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I spent a week at Debra's house at the end of a dirt road with our 3 dogs. It was so relaxing to just walk 5 minutes to the beach with the dogs or sit on one of the decks or screened in porch and look over the marsh, listen to the birds and chill. We saw rabbits, deers and a lot of squirrels which the dogs went crazy for. The house was well equipped including the kitchen. It was clean and we had no complaint. The wifi was a little slower than what we are used to because it's a DSL (not the owner's fault, apparently Beaufort lacks in that domain) and we live in a big city where fiber optic internet is the norm. It was adequate to surf the web but streaming music was a little more tedious. That was ok to me as we should spend our time doing something else. The beds were comfortable, it didn't take a manual to use the was just great. Debra was responsive to the few concerns we had. As I said, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, Michigan

Nice comfortable house in a private, pretty setting with great marsh view and good close beaches

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation week at Las Brisas was truly enjoyable and relaxing. The breeze and the birds were almost the only sounds we heard. We enjoyed the view from the observation deck 30ft. above the ground. Several times a day we walked the short distance to the private beach on the St. Helena Sound which was very nice and not at all crowded. This neighborhood is charming with its large lots, narrow lanes and Live Oak canopy shading your walk. We also took the short drive to Hunting Island every day to have fun in the surf.

The house is spacious, very clean, nicely decorated and well equipped. The 4 acre lot has a lot of Live Oaks, Palms and Magnolia Trees. We have vacationed in the Beaufort/St Helena area for many years and will certainly return to Las Brisas.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. We hope to see you back for a longer stay next time. Blessings, Debra and Michael
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Boondock's Restaurant
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Dataw Island
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Yemassee Station
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boondock's Restaurant
Car: necessary

Just a five-minute walk to the beach where you can dig clams, and oyster banks are plentiful. Swimming, kayaking, crabbing, fishing and strolling amongst the oaks are some of the ways you can enjoy the quiet life in the lowcountry. Explore St. Helena Island, Coffin Point Plantation, nearby Penn Center Museum and enjoy the local cuisine at the Shrimp Shack, Johnson Creek Restaurant/Bar on Harbor Island and Boondocks Restaurant just a short drive away. The scenery inspires you to slow down and enjoy the warm breezes during spring, summer and fall. You will have the pristine beaches to yourself during winter when it can be warm and clear. Hunting Island State Park and Lighthouse is just a 10-minute drive. After a few hours at the State Park, a visit to Beaufort, or a trip to Savannah, Hilton Head or Charleston, you will be happy to return to your quiet retreat. This is also the perfect place to read, write, paint or bird watching. It also offers the best stargazing for your evening enjoyment all year long.


Rates & Availability

St. Helena Island House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125

Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of the deposit. Rental agreement and Pet Agreement (when applicable) will be sent in a separate email. If reservation is made less than 30 days prior to arrival, full payment is required to confirm the reservation.

Discounted Weekly rates: $220/night; $1,100/week; $1,800/2-weeks; $2,700/3-weeks; $3,200/4-weeks (negotiable if staying multiple months)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Beaufort area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) The bedroom has a bathroom with shower and storage, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin beds with dresser and desk, Child Beds (1) Blow up mattress good for children in twin bedroom, (1) A fold-down double sized futon in the loft with dresser and sofabed in the living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Welcome to Las Brisas! This cozy home sits at the end of the drive and overlooks the serene beauty of the Carolina Lowcountry. No other homes to block your view of the natural preserve that you wake to each morning. Two screened porches, plus a third private observation and sunning deck with views of the ocean takes you above the trees and close to the open air. Enjoy your morning coffee listening to the birds, and your afternoon libation watching the deer quietly meandering through the marsh. You'll find the tranquility soothing and welcoming. We include the Hunting Island Year-Round Park Pass for your added enjoyment. Come and go to the beach as you wish.

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