About this listing
This little cabin was built just after the Civil War by freed slaves. It has a shabby charm that appeals to most guests, but some may prefer more contemporary amenities. Gay and straight friendly!
Downtown Historic Beaufort, 6 blocks from Bay St. Cozy Cabin ideal for a getaway in beautiful Historic Beaufort, South Carolina. Newly renovated back to it's original size (very small).
This Sea Island cabin was built by freed slaves just after the Civil War and is restored with an historical emphasis. It has a wood burning fireplace and a window heat/air conditioning unit. This house is listed on the National Register of Historic places.
The house is very small and rustic--after all it was built by ex-slaves after the Civil War and is over 100 years old. It has a sleeping "nook" rather than a private bedroom. 5 night rental minimum. Conveniently located but not fancy. It has a very artsy and Caribbean feel. In the Northwest Quadrant, a traditional and colorful Gullah neighborhood with lots of kids.
Pets allowed, but please contact us about it in advance. Fenced yard. Walk to Bay Street Restaurants and Bars as well as Boundary Street. About 30 minutes from Hunting Island State Park (pristine beach).
The entire house and fenced yard.
Interaction with Guests
This is our vacation home, so unfortunately we will probably not get to meet you personally.
Traditional Gullah neighborhood in the historic district. This is a vibrant neighborhood full of kids and local characters of modest means. It can be a bit loud with the neighbors kids and outdoor grilling, although it is usually very quiet.
You can walk to the downtown waterfront (about one mile). We have a bike you can use.
Please respect our neighbors.
If you use the fireplace, screen must be in place at all times.
Please remove any perishables from fridge and take out trash to curb (in roll cart); Trash pickup is on Mondays.
Britt was quick to respond and was a very pleasant host. We loved the cottage feel and drove to the beach nearly everyday. We experienced minimal trouble with the air conditioning unit, and Britt was quick in both response and action.
This small house is a historic treasure, and in a great location as well. I wanted to explore the low country - from Charleston to Savannah, and got to discover that Beaufort itself is amazing. Britt has shared some wonderful art from the area in this house, and I always seemed to be discovering something new. While the kitchen is fully equipped, I didn't cook, but had breakfast on the back deck - nice. Because of the nature of the house, it may be better suited to short stays.
Viva "La Cimarrona!" Great location. Perfect sized spot for a couple on vacation. Bed was comfortable. Place was very cool, old, and full of art. There are some quirks of an old place. We found an occasional dead roach but at least they were dead. Bring your own paper towels and toilet paper as none was provided. Backyard was beautiful. Location was fantastic. Very close to beautiful downtown Beaufort full of great restaurants, shopping, etc. We also rode our bikes from the house to the Spanish Moss Trail which was not far. 20 mins and you are at one of the best beaches we've ever been to. If you are uptight and need major comforts this might not be the place for you but we really enjoyed it. Thanks so much Britt!!
Britt was especially accommodating to my last minute plan needs. He made sure that the house was prepared and ready for my arrival. The house was absolutely as charming as pictured although pictures cannot capture the tranquility and solitude of the space. The neighborhood was eclectic and lively with neighbors providing comedy to the setting and laughing, playing children providing air music to lift the senses. The house was perfectly situated with the ocean, main uptown street (with restaurants and shops), and a main thoroughfare with still more cafes and restaurants all within walking distance. The house was complete with espresso machine, full kitchen, charming bathroom, and fully stocked towels and supplies. The fenced in backyard was an added oasis. My only guests were the lizards that scampered up the porch railings and the community cat who shared my backyard breakfast. Absolutely lovely house and experience. I am already planning my next stay!
Adorable house inside and out, *however*, it is not 2 blocks from downtown Beaufort. It's about 5 blocks from the real downtown, and the neighborhood isn't exactly ideal. One house next door is boarded up, the other house had no activity that we noticed on our trip, and we would purposely walk blocks out of our way to downtown Beaufort so we wouldn't have to go down "our" street.
BUT--- we did not feel unsafe and still had a great time. We spent a lot of evenings in the backyard, and the front porch when it was raining. The cottage is really cute, with local artwork, and bright colors.
Thank you for your comments. Our listing description reads: "Downtown Historic Beaufort, 6 blocks from Bay St." and "You can walk to the downtown waterfront (about one mile)" We never said that it was 2 blocks from downtown Beaufort. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
What a sweet cottage! Perfect distance for walking to and from town, easy drive to Hunting Island, and Britt was very helpful. I hope to stay again soon!
Britt was in contact with me before I even left my house - checking on my ETA and letting me know that they had stocked the fridge with some beer and milk which was a very kind gesture. I asked if I needed to bring anything - paper products, towels, etc. but they had all of those things covered.
We enjoyed the personal nature of the home - the selection of artworks and even reading materials, the quirkiness of the house, and the spaciousness of the yard and back deck were all very accommodating. Due to the historical nature of the home, there are only lamps (no overhead lighting), some overhead fans, and a window AC/ heat unit. We found this to be very comfortable. we moved a lamp on top of the sink for when we made dinners late at night (as it got a little dark in the kitchen) but this was no means a real issue. The neighbors across the street greeted us when we arrived and said hello whenever we left/ arrived home for the day. The location was perfectly accessible to eating establishments downtown and for driving to and fro our job site at a local school (where we painted a mural). I WISH that the outdoor shower had been functioning - I texted Britt halfway through the week to inquire about this and was informed that they tried to get it set up in time but just didn't quite meet the deadline. This did not in any way put a damper on the trip and I'd say all in all, it was one of the best beach weeks I have ever had.
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