About this listing
Recently remodeled, fully furnished and beautifully decorated cottage has large flat screen TV, blueray player, sony player for iPod or iPad to listen to your favorite music, fenced yard, easy bike or scooter ride to quaint downtown Bluffton's art galleries and restaurants, two bikes are available for your use to cruise the back roads and explore the area, great walking route along the beautiful May River, what more could you ask for?!! We also have just added 2 kayaks so our guests can enjoy paddling on the May River.
Check out the places we recommend to eat or visit, which are shown on the location map. We are conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown Bluffton, less than 30 minutes to the beautiful beaches of Hilton Head Island, about 30 minutes to historic downtown Beaufort, and about 45 minutes to historic downtown Savannah. Hilton Head has a new zip line for adventurous visitors, in addition to parasailing, kayak, and jet ski rentals, and dolphin watching tours -- plenty to do nearby!
Check out Southern Living articles about the Lowcountry and in particular there is one you can search for about a fun road trip up the SC coast from here to Charleston.
It says: "About 25 miles off U.S. 17 is the small town of Bluffton, South Carolina. Stop by and visit the studio of potter Jacob Preston, whose hand-thrown plates, mugs, and framed tiles ($25 and up) are inspired by the colors of the nearby countryside ((website hidden)). If he's not there, don't worry—he leaves his studio open and operates on the honor system. Just leave your payment on the cashier table on your way out."
Also, check out the website for Bluffton, which has an event calendar and other information about the Town.
It has a list of events, including the Farmer's Market on Calhoun Street every Thursday afternoon, and it says this about Bluffton:
"Located just across the bridge from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton is a quaint, charming town. Antebellum homes, historic churches and unique shops line the moss-shaded streets of Bluffton's downtown historic district, offering a taste of Lowcountry living. Bluffton, a town whose name refers to its location atop a scenic bluff along the May River, also is home to a number of award-winning restaurants, accomodations and popular shopping centers developed along the Hwy. 278 corridor which connects Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. Today's Bluffton is an ideal place to live or visit, with the Atlantic Ocean minutes away and the many recreational opportunities the inland waterways offer, it is easy to see why Bluffton is the fastest growing area in South Carolina.
* Weather – Bluffton's daily average high in July is 89 degrees, perfect for the beach, golf, boating or just relaxing in the beautiful natural surroundings."
Hilton Head is 20 minutes away, and this is one event happening this summer, among many:
HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour features live entertainment nightly, plus unforgettable food, arts and crafts, Tuesday night fireworks and a flurry of fun activities. Family friendly entertainer, Shannon Tanner performs Mon.-Fri., with shows at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Cappy the Clown, and many other activities and entertainers will be on hand to enjoy as well. Bring the whole family to this exciting, kid-friendly festival! Plenty of free parking. Admission is free. Food, beverages and concessions sold separately. Located mid-island at mile marker 8, across from Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort.
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much or as little as the guests prefer. We don't want to intrude and give our guests all the privacy they desire. We are generally present in the main house during our guests' stay....we do our best to be unobtrusive but helpful.
It is very quiet and laid back. There are beautiful live oaks and mature landscaping on our property.
Only cabs are available for public transportation.
Other Things to Note
Limit of 4 guests in the guest cottage.
No Pets Allowed. We have excellent wi-fi service on the premises. For long term stays, we provide maid service on Fridays.
We live in the main house....my wife (Jana) and I and our two bichons (Duke and Camper). We ask that you close the gate when you park in the driveway so the dogs don't wander off. If the gate is closed when you return to the Guest House, there is a strong possibility that the dogs are roaming about the property. Please proceed with caution or park outside the gate until you confirm that the dogs are in the house. Other than that, the main rule is no smoking, and that rule applies to the entire property....no smoking inside or outside the cottage is allowed.
Limit of 4 guests in the guest cottage.
No Pets Allowed.
About the Host, Jana & Jack
We have lived in the Hilton Head Island area since 1982 and have 2 children, Megan is 30 and lives in Burlington, VT, with her husband John, and "Little Jack" is 20 and attends the College of Charleston, so we are "empty nesters." We bought this property and moved in at the end of March, 2012, and we have been painting and sprucing up the yard since then....getting ready for our AirBnB guests! Having lived here for 30 years, we can answer any questions you have about this area and can give you recommendations of places to go, where to eat, and things to do. We have put together a list of our favorite restaurants for you with maps. Jack is originally from Charleston, SC, and Jana was born in the suburbs of Philadelphia.