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A Cozy Cottage-Marshview,Private Pool, Beach 6 Miles

Bedrooms 1
Space 672 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Deep in the heart of the barrier islands - St. Helena an area rich with Gullah Culture, low country plantations, seafood festivals, and Civil War history. Come enjoy a uniqueness you will treasure forever. Carriage tours through Beaufort, South Carolina's second oldest city, seafood fresh off the shrimp boats, scenes from Pat Conroy's books. It is all here in the Low Country.

A cozy guest cottage located on two wooded acres shaded by huge live oaks and cooled by gentle marsh breezes. Park like grounds with 300'marsh frontage on a tidal creek where you might see dolphin swim by. . All just steps from your private pool and front door. PERFECT FOR A TWOSOME OR SMALL FAMILY.( Children over 10 yrs welcome )-

Pets,too,enjoy their vacation with family. They have full run of 2 (two) fenced acres. Need to walk your dog in the early morning?? Just open the door and let him/her out. Unlike the gated communities-where they have STRICT leash laws your FIDO can run, play and be a DOG here. What a life !!!! FYI a pet door was added NOV 2009. PET FEE PAID SEPARATELY BASED ON NUMBER OF PETS AND SIZE

Comfortable furnishings in this cozy, well maintained, guest cottage have you feeling right at home. The recliner is sure to lull you to sleep while watching your favorite movie on the SMART TV. Or perhaps sitting in the living room with the glass sliding doors fully open to the porch will capture all the fresh air and sounds.

If you enjoy awakening to glorious sunrises, seeing the moon's reflection on the water, listening to the marsh night creatures, or dining poolside... THIS IS THE COTTAGE FOR YOU. Relaxing, scenic, and private, 'It's difficult to tear oneself away from this setting', I have been told. HONEYMOONERS TAKE NOTICE.... IT IS SPECIAL !!!!

Beaufort with its interesting shops and galleries is 12 miles away and Hilton Head,Savannah, and Charleston are nearby for day trips of sightseeing.

Have you ever eaten a Shrimpburger??? Beaufort area is famous for them. Try the Shrimp Shack ,casual and fun....Panini's-Bay St, Italian food...Plums great crabcakes...Boondocks nightly specials ...Foolish Frog's steaks and chops.... Saltus- Wren and Breakwater , all 3 lovely and elegant for fine dining. And we have the Shrimp Festival in season.

For the athletic types - Running, Walking, and Biking are perfect with low country flatness. Great for cyclists ...there is an active bicycle club on the island. Golfers have a choice of five semi-private courses within 20 minutes of the cottage. (Our private courses are open to reciprocal members with a call from your Head Pro). And Hilton Head, just 45 minutes away, abounds with golf courses.

St Helena Island and the Low Country offer something for everyone. Call now for reservations. Gay friendly

Keywords: Guest Cottage

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: spanish
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017


Presently working part time in a golf Pro Shop at a nearby Gated Community. Previously flew internationally as a Flight Attendant for 30 years with PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS. Also had a private pilot license and flew our 114 Rockwell Commander , along with my husband,to various locations for dinner , golf, and vacations. My life now revolves around my 5 rescued dogs (of various breeds) and the COZY COTTAGE. I also have a rental unit in the North Carolina Mountains.

JO ANN MOORE purchased this cottage in 1992

Why JO ANN MOORE chose Beaufort area

My husband and I retired from the Pocono Mtns of Penna to the Low Country of South Carolina where we enjoyed golf and warmer weather. We bought our 2 acre property because of the magnificent live oak trees and marsh view.The home is a true low country design including a metal roof and then he built a matching guest cottage to accomodate our visiting family members. We loved the charm of nearby Beaufort and the proximity of Charleston and Savannah.

What makes this cottage unique

The luxury of privacy and quietness which is unique these days !!! The pool and courtyard area are for your use exclusively If you have a boat there is a ramp across the road for putting your boat in the water. Also I furnish 2 bicycles . and a pass for the beach at the State Park.

Gay friendly

Guestbook comments from the owner

May 2014
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Saint Helena Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 672 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
State Park Daily Pass, Poolside table and chairs, Galley-type Kitchen, Food Processor, Blender, Coffee Maker, Crock pot,Electric fry pan, Foreman type grill, Counter top oven, Microwave , Stove. Refrigerator , Hair dryer,Screened porch, Crabbing Dock, Community Boat Ramp, 589' private deep water dock completed in Spring 2007.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(69 traveler reviews)

A Cozy Cottage-Marshview,Private Pool, Beach 6 Miles
average rating of 4.9710145 based on 76 reviews

Excellent place for a quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed on this property 3 times and love, love it each time! It is a unique place and the fact that my dog can go with me and enjoy the over 2 acres fenced yard makes it even more enjoyable. I do hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests do enjoy bringing their 4 legged family members with them on vacation. I honestly believe the pets have as good a time as their owners. Of course the beach at the state park, 6 miles away, is another treat for all .Lots of exercise walking the beach and jumping the waves with poochie !!!!
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Above our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is the perfect getaway. You will never want to leave. Tranquil setting on the marsh. Gracious host. Our dog, Layla, loved it. The whole yard is fenced in. Close to good restaurants and shopping. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always delighted to have guests who appreciate the COZY COTTAGE. It is a" must see and stay "to understand how lovely it is here. Particularly when it is a full Strawberry Moon. My guests often never leave the property !!!
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Just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cottage is just right. It has everything you need for a lovely escape to the low country. Perfect for humans, and for dogs. My dog made friends with the resident pooches immediately and it was so nice to have the fenced in yard for safety. The cottage is clean, well-kept, and inviting. A gem.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thought Spring was here early as all the azaleas were near blossoming. ST Helena and Beaufort are beautiful in Spring. Weather is delightful- warm days and cool nights. Perfect for walking your dog and being outside in the sunshine. A very pleasant surprising end to Feb into March.
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've stayed at JoAnn's wonderful little cottage. It is always clean and comfortable. I've never slept better than in the very comfortable bed. It's easy to relax with the quiet and wonderful views. JoAnn is very helpful with any information about the area and she is a delight to be around, though she does not intrude. My dog LOVES the fenced acerage and JoAnn's dogs are very friendly too. I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a great place to stay, and I hope to return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful to have a repeat guest who enjoys their visit as much as the first visit. This guest has fallen in love with the area and is house hunting. I like to attribute that to my COZY COTTAGE !!
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Retreat Heaven... With Dogs!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a winter retreat that would accommodate a 100lb. gentle giant of a dog and JoAnn's lovely property fit perfectly. From the huge fenced yard to the three new dog friends he made, Baxter loved his time on St. Helena Island. JoAnn generously included Baxter in her daily dog walks while Bubba and Jingle Bells made themselves at home in my cottage. As for me, even in January, I loved being on the marsh, on the island, and in the area. The only disappointment was the damage done to Hunting Island State Park by the recent Hurricane Matthew kept the park closed. We found other walks but they required more driving.

The cottage is exactly as shown and the exterior is being spruced up. JoAnn is lovely, welcoming, friendly and accommodating. Although we were across the patio from her home, we had our privacy and lots of visits from sweet dogs. My only suggestions for improvement that would make a longer term stay even better are a firm mattress in the bedroom. I have a fused spine and the mattress could definitely use an upgrade although for a weekend, it's serviceable. The same could be said for the living room couch which has sagged nearly to the floor. Likely short-term guests wouldn't be bothered as they're outdoors most of the time, but in January, it was not comfortable. The best feature by far is the marsh! Waking up to a sunrise over the marsh and sunlight streaming in was absolutely the best. I'm looking forward to a longer return visit next winter. Thanks JoAnn for welcoming Baxter and me.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always nice to hear my guests were pleased with their stay. As for the mattress, I will inquire from the next few guests who will be coming shortly . It is a 7 yr old Spring Air and supposedly designed to enhance spinal support. They say to change mattresses after 8 yrs Of course the size, and particular back problem ,of the guest will be important to their comfort. The sofa will be investigated as I see where the upholstery has been ripped very recently . The design is quite low also. I do allow pets in the cottage and believe they play a part in some unreported furniture damage. I thank the guest for constructive information
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A Cozy Cottage Indeed

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this cottage was a unique experience, and we truly enjoyed our stay. It is such a peaceful place and the views are fantastic. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. JoAnn, who is a delightful person, was very helpful with information about the area. She also put us in touch with a couple of local realtors since we are considering retiring in the area. The fenced yard was fabulous for our dog and he had a great vacation! There is lots of room to walk on the neighborhood streets, which we enjoyed daily. The beach at Hunting Island is a very short drive away, and we appreciated having the pass which we used several times. There are also various good restaurants nearby, as well as places to buy fresh local fish to cook. We definitely hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Crabbing,Shrimping,Fishing,Shelling , and Carriage Tours,

Visit Penn Center 1st school for freed slaves. Also M.L. King's retreat. Chapel of Ease ruins, Fort Fremont

Pick your own vegetables farm 1 mile.

Beach walking Hunting Island State Park, tour the light house.


Rates & Availability

Saint Helena Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jan 3 2018 - May 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Per Additional guest $10


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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