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Doug Mendel

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Magpie Cottage in the Heart of Beaufort

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Pigeon Point Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

3 Br, 2b Cottage In The Uptown Area, Just Steps From Dining & Shops

Located in Pigeon Point in uptown Beaufort, this lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage is situated in the center of Beaufort within walking distance to shops and dining.

Magpie Cottage offers the southern beauty and charm and all the comforts you expect during your visit to the Lowcountry. The neighborhood is surrounded by beautiful parks and monuments as well as a public boat ramp within walking distance. Walking or biking to the historic district to see gorgeous antebellum mansions is a snap and restaurants, shopping, historical attractions, and the waterfront park are just a few blocks away.

Magpie has the character of a vintage Low Country Cottage with all the updates needed for modern living:

• 3 bedrooms with 2 updated baths

• Three porches

• Antique and Vintage furnishings

• Open Floor Plan with plenty of private space

• Fully Stocked Kitchen

• Granite Counters

• Washer and Dryer

• 3 Flatscreen TV’s

• WiFi and Cable

• Ample Parking and a Great Location

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Doug Mendel (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Doug Mendel

Magpie Cottage is a life-long dream come true for us. We love Beaufort as our second home and hope you will come to enjoy it as much as we and our family do.

Doug Mendel purchased this bungalow in 2003

Why Doug Mendel chose Beaufort

We've vacationed for years on the coasts of the Southeast. When we finally made it to Beaufort we found everything we were looking for in all those travels - unspoiled natural beauty and a vibrant community that shares a unique culture, food and way of life.

What makes this bungalow unique

When we stepped into this cottage, its sunlight and cheerfulness captivated us immediately. The Great Room has eight full-length windows. Magpies love shiny things - and this bright house seemed to embody that spirit of light and curiosity. Along with that, it provides the perfect blend of old-time character and new convenience.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Magpie Cottage in the Heart of Beaufort
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Perfect place for a family to stay while attending events at Parris Island

  • 5 of 5

We just have to thank Doug and Jan...our stay was perfect. Location is amazing...directly across from the National Cemetery with beautiful views yet few neighbors so the place is very private. Plenty of parking, we drove our 32 ft. camper down and were able to park right in the front which made pulling in and our a breeze. All you need to bring with you is yourselves and food. They have everything you could need... there is not a kitchen appliance missing. This is so helpful since many new Marines just want to have home cooked food. The bedrooms were roomy, the beds were comfortable. The outside area is large and accommodated plenty of guest as we had a family BBQ, the multi level deck and yard were more than we could of asked for. With the heat of South Carolina in August we needed that AC and it did not disappoint! Some of our other family members had a rental over in Lady's Island and commented that the air was way better than theirs. It is conveniently located to groceries stores, the ride to Hunting Island Beach was easy, and only about 15-20 mins to the gate at Parris Island.

The property owners were very helpful, as we had decided we really wanted to stay an additional day and hit the beach, I reached out to them and they were more than willing to work with us. I would highly recommend this home for your stay in Beaufort area.

Happy Renter


  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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All we had hoped for

  • 4 of 5

Our time at Magpie was perfect, as expected! We had rented the home once before and had such a flawless experience the first time around that we decided to book it again for our 4th of July family vacation. The space manages to fit up to 7 people (if you count the comfy sofa as a sleeping area). The decorating made us feel like we were in a home away from home. The kitchen is well stocked, washer and dryer are included along with beach chairs & umbrellas too. Even though the house is stunning, I did notice that the place was showing a little wear-and-tear since we'd last seen it. Apart from that, the home was gorgeous and we can't wait for our next trip down.

Plums seems to be our 'go to' for a nice meal outside, although the July heat kept us from sitting on the patio where you'll find a beautiful view of the water, swing span draw bridge and park area. There is always something to do between people watching, kayaking, searching for dolphins or enjoying a simple local ice cream treat. A must see is the beach at the local state park. It looks like something out of Jurassic Park. It's amazing.

We are so grateful for our time at Magpie and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

Magpie was a awesome cottage. Had plenty of space, great location to many places. Hope to go back again when we have more time to take in sight seeing. Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Clean and neat. Lots of dishes and cooking gear!

  • 5 of 5

A great location. We road the provided bikes to Pigeon point every night to watch the sunsets. Walked to downtown for the Water Festival. A great home to hang out with family ... Cozy and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Pretty, spacious, attractive, clean, quiet cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our three-day stay in Magpie Cottage. It was more spacious than we expected, with three nice bedrooms, good beds, two baths, nicely equipped kitchen, large living room/dining space. Spic & span. Quiet neighborhood with an historic brick-walled cemetery across the street, little traffic. Could hear frogs, etc. while outside but not a peep (!) once we were inside.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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fabulous weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Magpie Cottage was just what we were looking for for a brief beach getaway! The house was in a great location walking distance to Beaufort Historical District and a great sunset peer. The house had everything that we needed, was very clean and stocked with movies and games for the kids. We will definitely be back for another visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bricks on Boundary
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bricks on Boundary
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Hunting Island State Park
Car: recommended

In the heart of the Lowcountry, Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island, one of the inner Sea Islands of South Carolina.

Beaufort is renowned for its scenic location and its unspoiled historic character through the preservation of its unique antebellum architecture and the region’s vibrant and still evolving history.

Beaufort is home to some of the country’s best outdoor sports, beaches, antiques and shopping and is known for its military establishments, particularly its close proximity to Parris Island, the U.S. Naval Hospital, and the Marine Corps Air Station.

Beaufort’s downtown is full of restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and more – all tucked into its beautiful waterfront. More shopping and sight-seeing can be had at Hilton Head which is about 45 minutes south; Savannah, about an hour south, and Charleston, about an hour and a half north - all close enough for day trips.

For outdoor lovers, the ACE Basin area is a paradise; activities include beaches and golf, hunting, fishing, boating, bird watching, hiking, bicycling, and all types of nature study.


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Pigeon Point Bungalow Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

10% Discount for Military and their families.
4pm check-in; 11am checkout; Cleaning fee is $75-125 based on # of guests and/or pets
Pet fee is $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Pigeon Point Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One of the great features of Magpie is the connecting bath for the guest rooms; the main guest room has its own entrance, and the other is just next to the 2nd guest room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Vintage brass bed with new high-end Sealy Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New high-end Sealy Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Great for kids or adults that can share. New matresses
  • All rooms are furnished with vintage pieces and new top-of-the line Sealy Mattresses. The 2nd guest room has its own bathroom entrance. The place is great for two couples to share.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis

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