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Estate By The Ocean Majestic and Serene

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

3 Master Suites, 3.5 Bath Southern Equestrian Estate

This sanctuary retreat feels more like a private home than a rental property as it welcomes you to the Magical Oaks of Coffin Point Plantation. Walking distance to Saint Helena Sound, a beach where you can enjoy nature all year long, just minutes from Hunting Island State Park and fifteen minutes form historic Beaufort, at Magical Oaks you step back in time but with everything you'll need to enjoy life at it's finest.

Here you will find peace in the pristine preserve of the Maritime forest, a majestic and historic land of Beaufort County.

Magical Oaks is a place to relax into a slower lifestyle where you can feel the tension of everyday living unwind and the passion of life and well-being re surge.

Nature nourishes the spirit as you walk among the majestic live oaks and Spanish moss that surround this lovely home. It seems be a custom here to retire in the evenings to the upper decks with zero gravity chairs to relax in your own private observatory and star gaze late into the night! If you listen you can hear the gentle waves and fall asleep under the most beautiful stars that you have ever seen!

Magical Oaks is a bit of heaven on earth, like a secret and comfy hide-away that fills the senses with peace and tranquility. The clean lines and soft colors blend with the nature that surrounds you and the home is graced with walls of windows so that you can enjoy the gift of nature from inside and out. The spacious covered decks are designed to lounge with your friends or to bask in the solitude of nature accompanied by your favorite book, cup of tea or glass of wine - rain or shine.

No more pulling straws for the master bedroom! There are three master suites and each one has a full bath and multiple deck access making privacy and comfort a standard of experience for every guest.

The fully equipped chef's kitchen is a delight with two ovens, two ranges, two dishwashers etc. for those who want to entertain or just love to cook. If you want to leave the cooking to others you can call in or dine out. From fine dining to casual eating, the local restaurants serve up fresh-caught seafood and local produce from neighboring farms and docks.

This majestic estate is located on a barrier island just 20 minutes from historic Beaufort, SC, one of America's most charming art towns with plenty of artists who call Beaufort home.

Here you can enjoy the many restaurants along the water as well as the rich southern history and architecture on one of the many walking or horse drawn carriage tours.

Outside of our gates in our quiet residential community, it's just a short walk under a majestic canopy of Live Oaks and Spanish moss to a natural beach where the old wood forest meets the shore, a shore that is manicured only by the ocean. Enjoy a walking and exploring meditation to the sights and sounds of birds, dolphins, and waves rippling over thousands of shells. This is a protected and natural Oyster shore lined with trees and teaming with sea life for exploring, clamming, shelling and hiking.

Just 5 minutes away you will find Hunting Island with pristine beaches for swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and a variety of fishing from seashore to pier options. Hunting Island has over 5000 acres of natural Palmetto and Pine forest, marsh views, tidal creeks, and abundant wildlife that is becoming more and more rare along our developed coastlines. The Hunting Island lighthouse is accessible to the public and the Park naturalists and the Audubon society offers educational nature programs suitable for all ages.

For boaters there are several local landings within minutes of Magical Oaks and plenty of land for you to bring your own boat and trailer on vacation!

Golfing is also a favorite with several local options and Beaufort is also conveniently located between Hilton Head, Charleston and Savannah. Upcoming events include: International Film Festival -February; Spring Tour of Homes-March; Soft Shell CrabFest- April; Taste of Beaufort Food Fest & Gullah Fest-May; 10 day Waterfestival-July and ShrimpFest-October. Not to mention PGA -Heritage Golf Tournament at Hilton Head, in the spring. Fifteen minutes from Port Royal.

If you are an equestrian or just love horses you may also feel the calling to join others on horseback from our neighboring Camelot Farms, an equestrian center where you are welcome to board your horses or ride theirs and take trail rides on the beach. The horses in the pictures are from our winter residents. Life just doesn't get any better!

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Barbara Alexander
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Barbara Alexander

We left the corporate world several years back and created a life that brings us even greater joy - it just doesn't get any better than this!

Ralph is an avid golfer and Barbara's love is horses and her life affirming work with women in retreats.

Barbara Alexander purchased this estate in 2012

Why Barbara Alexander chose Beaufort area

We bought this home after falling in love with Beaufort and coming on vacation to Fripp Island. We found Magical Oaks, a hidden garden on four private acres of flowering trees and some of the most beautiful (Like in the movie Avatar) ancient oaks that I have ever seen. This sweet little community is a sanctuary for wildlife on a barrier island at the outermost coast of the eastern shore.

Something very special was here and we could feel it the first time we walked into this home.

It felt like a happy home and that much joy would be had here.

This was the perfect property for meditation. The perfect setting to create this special feeling that you get when you experience heaven on earth, where nature is still pristine and not overdeveloped.

What makes this estate unique

The views from this home are beautiful through arched doorways and 28 foot wall of windows.

The kitchen was designed by a master chef with stainless steel and copper counters, inlaid island and handmade cabinetry from old wood.

The home is as majestic as the ancient live oaks that lead you into the driveway where you truly feel like you are going back in time to an old southern mansion with all the modern amenities of home.

This is not your typical 'rental house' with miss matched dishes and too few forks and knives. Everything is set up for comfort and ease like you would have in your own home.

The house feels brand new with comfortable beds that have 1000+ Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy comforters, plentiful closet space, towels that are thick and luxurious... Even has quality cutting knives, serving pieces, quality pots and pans - something we noticed was missing in past rentals. We tried to think of everything to make your stay comfortable.

What makes this really unique is the private paradise that you will find yourself in. There are beautiful resort islands filled with tourists and then there are secret little natural gems tucked away, offering something special that you can't find anywhere else in the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so very much for opening your beautiful home to all of us. We have enjoyed our stay here very much. It is such a relaxing place to come back to everyday. We have enjoyed going to Hunting Island on three different days. The kids really enjoyed playing in the ocean, we got to make trips to Charleston and Savannah both great places. We found two really great restaurants, Sweetgrass and Old Bull Tavern in Beaufort.

We took the horse ride tour in the beach which everyone really had a good time. If you are lucky enough you will get to see some deer. We did and it was fun to watch them. If we get the chance we would love to come here again.
Jul 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Estate By The Ocean Majestic and Serene
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Pittsburgh PA

Quiet Modern-Day Plantation

  • 5 of 5

Our family including two teens, a four year, my father in his 70's, my husband and myself and we fully enjoyed our stay! It was secluded and quiet, close to beaches, kayaking, and historical places. The three master suites allowed us privacy and luxury. This owner checked on us and made sure everything was meeting our needs. This house is fully stocked with everything you need including restaurant recommendations, beach toys, beach pass, full size washer and dryer, stocked kitchen, maps to local spots and movies to watch. We enjoyed day historic and shopping trips to Charleston and Savannah. We went on a fascinating kayak tour through the old rice fields and learned about the history of this region. The beach was super close for shells- just a walk, the the state beach was a short drive and that is where our teens found the bigger waves. We really enjoyed our getaway to this area of the country and this house was perfect for what we needed. We didn't have any issues with the stairs- with a four year old and a 75 year old- the stairs were solid. We have recommended this place to several friends since our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing to vacation at Magical Oaks and for the special things you shared about your trip. It was wonderful to meet you and we hope you come back again soon! 😊
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Suffern, Ny

Too beautiful for words!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beautiful home! From the moss-draped oaks on the drive in to the beautifully appointed and comfortable accommodations, we were speechless upon arrival! The home is on a quiet, secluded lot with plenty of room both inside and outside for family fun. The beach at Hunting Island is only minutes away and is a pristine, uncrowded beach with very little surf, perfect for little ones or timid swimmers. Beaufort is nearby with many wonderful restaurants, interesting shops and a lovely collection of antebellum homes downtown. The week went by too quickly and we can't wait to come back again! Thank you for sharing this delightful spot!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Speechless upon arrival... :) Thank you for your kind words. We were so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your vacation, this area feels like a secret garden full of things to discover. It was such a pleasure to meet you and we hope you can come back soon!
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Asheville, NC USA

Milli0n Dollar Mansion

  • 5 of 5

Location was accurate. Listing photos need more detailed photos of all the interior stairs. Two of our party fell on the stairs; stairs to upper bedrooms had no risers--that was a problem. Property was clean, well/maintained. Owner was helpful. We would recommend this property. We recommend Hunting State Park, downtown Beaufort, Johnson's Creek Tavern, the drive in movie, Plums restaurant,Publix.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so glad to have talked to you both and were happy to hear how much you enjoyed your vacation. We didn't realize the open heartwood staircase might be a problem and we'll be happy to include a picture as you suggested. Thank you again for choosing our vacation home, it truly is one of our favorite places in the world and we enjoy sharing it.
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Overland Park, KS

Gorgeous and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home on St. Helena Island was the perfect home base for our week of exploring the South Carolina coast! It is centrally located for easy day trips to Charleston, Savannah and Hilton Head Island - all of which we thoroughly enjoyed. The best days were the ones spent closer to "home" either kayaking from Hunting Island or shopping and eating in the lovely town of Beaufort. Magical Oaks is beautifully decorated and appointed with all the comforts of home. The back porch was our favorite spot in the evenings. The neighbors are friendly and the oyster beach at the end of the road is the perfect spot to catch a sunrise. I would absolutely recommend staying in Barbara's lovely home. She was a dream to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments about your stay at our home on Saint Helena Island. We love it there so much and enjoy sharing it with such nice people as you and your family! Wishing you a lovely rest of your summer and hope to see you back again soon! Warmly, Barbara and Ralph
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Great place to relax in and to sightsee from.

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for 8 nights. This home is custom built with high end finishes and plenty of useable space. It has a kitchen that was meant to be used, including 2 dishwashers. Several in our family were not feeling well, so we gave the kitchen a good workout. We never had 2 dishwashers before, and it makes cleanup much faster. Three master suites. Very comfortable couch and beds. Central to many areas for day trips. Barbara was a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure meeting you through VRBO and sharing our special home. Thank you for your kind words and I am so glad you found our home comfortable for rest and relaxation as well as convenient. We hope to have you visit again anytime, you are always welcome! Warmly, Barbara
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Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had such an enjoyable vacation on St. Helena Island. First Barbara's home is lovely. The house had everything you could need and the beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed going to Hunting beach and also Port Royal , to check out all the birds at the cypress wetlands. The house is not far from Charleston, SC and Savannah GA, which we enjoyed seeing. We also like going to Beaufort and Hilton Head. One of our favorite things to do, was to go to Hunting beach in the evening. It was nice and hot while we were here and to go there at the end of the day feel the breeze and watch the tide come in was peaceful and relaxing. Barbara was very easy to work with and very easy to get in contact with. Thank you again for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing our home for your special vacation. I am so glad you enjoyed it and got to see the beautiful area that surrounds us here. We hope to see you next year and wish you a beautiful fall! Warmly, Barbara and Ralph
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Savannah, GA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boondocks, JCTavern, Flying Frog, Bela Luna...
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
St. Helena Sound and Hunting Island
Car: necessary

Welcome to a pristine preserve in the Maritime forest, the majestic and historic land of Beaufort County. Magical Oaks is the place to relax into a slower lifestyle.

Located short walk from the Saint Helena sound beach and a 5 minute drive from the ocean beaches of Hunting Island, we are just 15 minutes from historic Beaufort, SC, one of America's most charming art towns with plenty of artists who call Beaufort home. Port Royal, with restaurants, local farmers market and multiple arts festivals is also within 15 minutes. The famous Hilton Head outlet malls are just 45 minutes away incase you love to bargain hunt. See video on this listing.


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Saint Helena Island Estate Rental Rates

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Cleaning Fee $140
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Saint Helena Island Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main floor
  • Bathrooms are spacious with separate toilet closets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King can be made into two extra long twin beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King can be made into two extra long twin beds.
  • Each bedroom is a master suite with large dressing room closets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Expansive decks with comfortable furniture for seating or dining alfresco. This property has 4+ acres of gated and fenced pastures and gardens. Accommodates parking for your RV, boat or trailer on property.

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