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 host stayed up and met us when we arrived. We were greeted with a warm welcome, a tour and several great recommendations for eating in the area. We really enjoyed our stay!
We spent 2 fantastic nights at Lucy's amazing guesthouse in Bluffton. Lucy and Peter made us feel very welcome and safe. We were two adults and two children. The house was very kid friendly.
Our family of four had such a wonderful time staying here! Even though Lucy was not available during our stay, Peter made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The guest house was cute, well-furnished, and very clean. Toiletries were also provided in case you've forgotten your essentials. Just something to note: one of the doors didn't lock from the inside for us.
We had access to the dock behind the main house as well, which was very nice as the dolphins came in to play daily while we were there. You can see many little creatures down by the dock, such as crabs, mussels, and barnacles.
The guest house is also a short distance away from great restaurants (e.g., Captain Woody's, Midnight Bakers), and shopping centers (e.g., outlet mall). The beach is also just a 15-20 drive away.
Would definitely come back to this place if we're ever in the area again!
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.
Excellent cottage and hosts! This sweet place made for a perfect private getaway for my husband and I. We spent time on the dock, walked to a few restaurants in Old Town Bluffton, and enjoyed learning about Bluffton's history. Mr. Scardino greeted us and told us all we needed to know about the place and things to see in the area. Great restaurant recommendations. We only stayed two nights, but Lucy still came over to say hello and make sure we were okay. Hope to return someday!
The hosts were great, and the location and beauty of this guest house is superb. Perfect for a summer getaway!
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.