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Hinson White / Lesesne House

Entire cottage hosted by Michael
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Our place is good for couples and solo adventurers who want to get away from the rat race of mainland living and immerse yourself in a low country experience found nowhere else.

Get back to the pleasure of getting away!

The space
The Hinson White / Lesesne House was constructed in 1915 by local gullah builders for white sharecropper James White. His son Hinson White is the name sake of the road leading to the property.
The one-bedroom house features two porches for taking in the home’s ideal location on the edge of a Low country marsh. With a magnificent view of the marsh from the screened in porch swing, master suite filled with period antiques, along with a sofa bed by the fireplace in the den, this home is perfect for gathering family and friends to relax on Daufuskie Island. The house was recently renovated by the Daufuskie Endangered Places Program (DEPP), an initiative of Preservation South Carolina to preserve the original Gullah built dwellings on Daufuskie Island, S.C.






ABOUT DAUFUSKIE ENDANGERED PLACES PROGRAM

South Carolina's only statewide preservation not for profit organization, Preservation South Carolina has partnered with descendants of original Gullah families who have owned these homes for generations to form Daufuskie Endangered Places Program, a new brand of heritage tourism. The owners of the home gain a renovated, livable structure when many of these homes are in disrepair and can enjoy their ancestor’s homes on a scheduled basis. Once Preservation SC recoups the original investment incurred to rehabilitate the income from rentals and donations to DEPP, the owners of the homes and property can choose to cancel the lease and use the home as a vacation home or continue to rent the home and gain income from rentals of the vacation home as originally established.

ABOUT THE GULLAH PEOPLE

The Gullah are descendants of enslaved Africans and originally lived on the sea Islands along the Atlantic coast from North Carolina to Florida. A few of the remaining Gullah have preserved much of their African linguistic and cultural heritage and speak their own English-based creole language. Gullah storytelling, cuisine, music, folk beliefs, farming, fishing and crafts are all strongly influenced by West and Central African cultures. Daufuskie Endangered Places Program offers travelers an opportunity to stay in the historic homes these people built.
Help us save Daufuskie’s Gullah heritage!

Proceeds from the income of the Hinson White / Lesesne House go to support this important mission to save the remaining Gullah Houses on Daufuskie.

Guest access
Guests will have the whole of six isolated acres and cozy 1000 square foot house with the best marsh view in the state all to themselves.

Other things to note
Daufuskie Endangered Places Program (DEPP) represents an initiative where PreserveSC leases at risk homes from the Gullah families of the original owners, rehabilitates the homes in a manner that respects the historic integrity of the structure and then rents the home to travelers who want to experience the Gullah heritage, unique to South Carolina’s coast, and Daufuskie Island’s natural beauty. When the organization has recouped the costs it endured for renovations by renting the homes, the Gullah heirs, who have retained full ownership, are free to use the property as they wish. Proceeds from your stay go directly to support DEPP's mission on the island.
Here is a short film about the program:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCxvV-UKios
Our place is good for couples and solo adventurers who want to get away from the rat race of mainland living and immerse yourself in a low country experience found nowhere else.

Get back to the pleasure of getting away!

The space
The Hinson White / Lesesne House was constructed in 1915 by local gullah builders for white sharecropper James White. His son Hinson White is the name sake…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Laptop-friendly workspace
Dryer
TV
Washer
Iron
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, United States

Though staying in these historic Gullah homes are a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there is no need to sacrifice great resturaunts and music. Free Port Marina's Daufuskie Crab Company has live music in the tourist season along with great food all year long. During the winter, they keep locals entertained with Trivia night at Freeport. Lucy Belle's Cafe is the place to go for morning coffee and a home made country style breakfast that will never disappoint! In short, you will find the best food in the SC lowcountry on this little island.
Though staying in these historic Gullah homes are a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there is no need to sacrifice great resturaunts and music. Free Port Marina's Daufuskie Cra…

Hosted by Michael

Joined in August 2015
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  • Kristina
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House rules
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
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