About This Listing
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.
Our interaction with our hosts was limited because they had prior commitments, but our limited contact suggested that they'd be great people to spend some time with. The cottage is clean and comfortable, convenient to town, offers easy access to the river (and to a dock where we were allowed to moor our boat during our stay), and sits on beautifully landscaped grounds. This is a wonderful find. Very highly recommended.
Where do I begin? My girlfriend Kerstin and I drove down from South Bend, IN for our friends wedding. We arrived down the charming private drive and were instantly in love with the location! Our hosts, Lucy and Peter, have done a lovely job creating a home and guest house that was a delight to spend the weekend in. The rooms were wonderfully cozy with a rustic feel to the kitchen and bathroom. The grounds themselves were wonderful to walk through on the way to the dock with a swimming area. Lucy and Peter were charming and very helpful with local recommendations for food and accommodations. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the area. We not only plan on staying here again but are going to treat my parents to a weekend here as well! This is a hidden gem that is perfect for experiencing the Low Country and ideal for history buffs!
We had such a wonderful time at the guesthouse - charming and comfortable and tastefully kitted out, set in among beautiful live oaks draped in Spanish moss, just a short walk from the riverside. Lucy and Peter were equally charming and welcoming hosts and went out of their way to help us to get to know the delightful town of Bluffton and generally to make us feel at home. Can't wait to go back there again.
We had a fantastic time in beautiful and historic Bluffton. Lucy & Peter are amazing hosts! Guests are very lucky to be able to share this with them! While you're there, take time to learn about the history of the home, the guest house and the area. The house is very comfortable, with everything you need for a relaxing get-away.
We had a wonderful experience at Lucy and Peter's guesthouse. Nestled in among giant live oaks dripping with Spanish moss, it was everything we were looking for. The rooms and beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed, the air conditioning was a life saver the day we arrived, bathroom nice, and Peter and Lucy provided great advice on restaurants, beaches, and activities. I just wish we were there longer to enjoy more of them. Sunning and swimming off the dock were hits for us and our teenage daughter. Completely enjoyed it and hope to return again. Thank you Lucy and Peter for a lovely little vacation idyll.
Lucy's cottage was absolutely wonderful! The area was full of live oaks and Spanish moss, covering everything with beautiful Southern charm. While the pictures are nice, they don't fully capture how gorgeous the area is around Lucy's home. The space was perfect for me, my husband, and 3 yr old daughter. Her room had a toy box and lots of books and she loved sleeping on the pull out bed. The kitchen was stocked and we cooked every day without any issues. Our daughter loved bathing in the antique claw-foot tub.
Everything was as described, only better! We could have stayed for several more days. If you have children, there is an awesome playground just down the road and also a small beach where kids can safely swim (about 1.8 miles away). Bluffton is small but full of unique shops and friendly people!
We were about 20 min or so away from the nearest Hilton Head beach. Hilton Head is gorgeous and worth a daily visit. You will need to bring change for the meters but it's worth it. We went to Driessen beach which had restrooms, outdoor showers, a covered picnic area, and a playground.
Lucy and Peter were very kind and only a text away. They will certainly make sure you have an enjoyable visit!
About the Host, Lucy
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.
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