Charming cabin built in 1910 provides in miniature all you need for a quiet getaway weekend or a month of blissful exploration of the Lowcountry. Old Town gallery shows and festivals, mixed with the Farmer's Market on Thursdays are walking distance.
Our guest house is completely paneled in heart pine bead board and has: wall to wall carpet, HVAC and ceiling fans: sitting/dining room, 2 bedrooms (1 Queen bed bedroom; one twin bed bedroom with twin daybed and pop-up twin trundle); many antiques and American craft pieces. One bath (claw foot tub/shower); full kitchen (no DW). Large front porch has ceiling fans, swing, chairs and rockers looking over a mature camellia garden. New flat screen TV with remote, cable, DVD player, guest wi-fi repeater; internet password posted on bulletin board. Parking for 2 cars adjacent to cottage. Handicap access.
So come stay in our restored historic c. 1910 guest house behind the Pritchard House, c. 1890 facing the May River, a tidal estuary. We have a Town of Bluffton Business License, are handicap accessible and LGBT friendly. Complementary travel guest bag of soaps, shampoo, lotion and lip balm is provided.
Wood turning lessons are available from Peter Lamb on the premises. Have a sundowner on the dock and watch dolphin teaching their pups to fish, Jacques Cousteau loved it here. Get a guided kayak tour of the pristine May River, a salt water estuary, bring your own kayaks, small sailboats or at least a bathing suit to swim from the dock. Boat landing at the Bluffton Oyster Company is only 5 blocks away. There's so much to do, you'll want to stay longer!
Pack & Play crib and booster seat available for little kids. Use the big house washer and dryer if needed.
Walk to Bluffton's lively Calhoun street 3 blocks away, and see it in action at Art nights and festivals, and don't miss the Thursday Farmer's Market! The local produce, seafood, meals, and wine are amazing. Music is provided free as is People Watching! See Bluffton from the water: boating tours by kayak or motor boat and fishing excursions easily arranged. Two blocks walking to Cole-Heyward House Museum where tours are $5/person or $15 for a complete tour of the historic district, charming shops, galleries and restaurants. Golf at any on of 12 courses in Bluffton Township.
Great biking area (flat Lowcountry) with miles of paths. Day trips to Hilton Head Island beaches/family attractions and Savannah, GA night life and Historic District tours, museums etc. 20-40 minutes by car. $130/night or $140/weekend night; longer term rental prices as stated in Pricing and Terms.
The only historic building in Old Town Bluffton available for short term rental, unique and adorable!
Guests have access to the dock and our front porch for swimming or watching sunsets and relaxing. Guest may use our washer/dryer at no cost, including laundry products.
Interaction with Guests
We give them a tour of the Guest House when they arrive to show them all the peculiarities of a 100 year old restored cabin; we show them how to access the dock and we provide local and area maps and magazines. We also offer tours of our historic house, make recommendations for dining, golf, biking, kayaking, or just sitting on the porch swinging and reading. We are almost always here to help them and provide emergency numbers for them when we are away.
The quiet elegance of an old town southern village, very walkable except for buying general groceries; we have a French baker, Bluffton Oyster Company for local fresh seafood and a Farmer's Market on thursdays for fruit, veg and fun. Lots of galleries, restaurants, walking tours and history.
No public transit. Golf cart tours of the Town are available for hire; kayak tours of the May river are available for hire. Lots of places to bike, but bring your own as there is no rental place in town.
Other Things to Note
We give our guests a copy of the "Guide to Historic Bluffton" and a walking tour map.
Guests are asked to respect the privacy of our neighbors and observe the Town's noise ordinances. There is no smoking inside the Guest House at any time. Due to the age of the building small things can go wrong; guests are asked to inform us immediately of any problems they find so that repairs or replacements can be effected. Please bring your own beach towels for use on the dock or at nearby beaches; house towels, cloths etc. are for personal bathing inside only. Makeup remover towelettes and paper towels are provided.
We felt welcome from our arrival. Coordination was easy. The cottage was clean, quiet, and charming. The front porch, rocking chairs, and Spanish moss all around allow for true relaxation. The home is situated about 100 paces away from a private dock on the estuary (yes, we saw dolphins at sunset!), and it is a pleasant walk to historic downtown Bluffton. We cooked dinner at home one night and found everything we needed. (If you do this, I recommend shopping for fresh seafood at the Bluffton Oyster Company on Wharf St.) We found driving times to Hilton Head beaches and downtown Savannah to be 15 and 30 minutes, respectively.
We wish we were back in Bluffton. Lucy and Peter met us on arrival at sundown which was a beautiful sight. Gracious and hospitable hosts for our month's stay. Their historic property is close to town. We walked the neighborhood and to town almost every day. Beautiful old live oaks, spanish moss, camillias, everywhere. Photos and descriptions are accurate. Convenient to Hilton Head, Beaufort, Savannah and more. We certainly would return.
Lucy was a great host! She and Peter ensured our stay was impeccable the whole time. The cottage is the cutest! Well designed, comfortable, warm and the area were it is located even better. I absolutely recommend their place and will definately come back!
This is a lovely, clean cottage. The large white towels, quality toiletries, and southern decorative charm make it a delightful destination.
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Bluffton. Lucy and Peter were warm, gracious hosts. The guest cottage was excellent, and the view (oh the view!) from the dock was magazine worthy. We were looking for a weekend to rest and relax in the heart of low country and that is what we got.
Lucy was a very gracious hostess! The cottage is lovely and in a beautiful, peaceful setting. Wonderful location to tour the area or have a bit of a retreat! Thank you Lucy. Teresa
This was my third stay with Lucy and Peter at the guest house. It was delightful. The accommodations are exactly as described and the ambiance even better. I've been once with my husband and twice with my daughters in law. We all love it and can't wait to get back. Bluffton and the guest house are a perfect getaway. Thank you!
Retired designer, writer, mother of four, grandmother of nine, I enjoy visiting them in LA, Denver, NYC, Pembroke MA and Savannah GA. I have restored many buildings over my 40 year career including our existing 1890 home and 1910 guest house. We host lots of friends and family here in historic Bluffton, chartered in 1853, and have played a role in the preservation of the Town and founding of a local house museum 2 blocks away.
My husband Peter Lamb offers woodturning classes on site.