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.
Our stay at the "Comfy Cottage" was delightful. The cottage is beautiful and very comfortable. Our stay was made comfortable by the graciousness of our hosts. Jack was there to greet and most helpful throughout the stay, making our stay in Bluffton more enjoyable than it otherwise might have been.
This stay was by far the best stay I have had anywhere in a very long time. The home was beautiful inside and out. The pictures do not do it justice. Jana and Jack are so sweet that you feel like part of the family. I will definitely be back!
Lovely place and lovely hosts! We were very pleased with our experience, and would highly recommend this quaint, yet spacious cottage to anyone. We only wish we could have stayed longer, but we hope to be back very soon!
Talk about Southern Comfort and Southern Hospitality! The guest house and the hosts exceeded expectations. The living space was very spacious and cleverly decorated. We definitely plan to return.
Funky Bluffton cottage was a fantastic place to stay and we look forward to staying there again, and again!!! Only problem is finding availability on their calendar!! Well appointed, clean, and secure!!! Perfect location, very helpful hosts provide perfect mix of southern hospitality!
Thank you Jack and Jana for a fantastic time in your guest home. Words can't describe how charming your home is and comfy and welcome you made us feel over the past weekend. We love Bluffton and now we feel that we have a wonderful place to stay when we come back to visit and explore the Bluffton communities. We are looking forward to relocating to the greater HHI/Bluffton area in the next year to 18 months. You were so helpful in directing us to explore many options that we weren't aware of until last week. Your hospitality was very much appreciated!
Jack and Jana's Comfy Cottage is more than 'comfy'! Tucked away in a dense copse of trees near the May River, you'll discover some of the best sleep available in the Bluffton/Hilton Head area.
The cottage is decorated beautifully and all amenities needed for an extended stay are available.
Jack, Jana, Duke, and Camper make you feel more than welcome. Jack will humble you at a game of ping pong if you're up for it too.
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.
Historic site on Calhoun Street, beautiful grounds on the bluff overlooking the May River, scenic spot for photo ops or for just taking in the view of the river across to Palmetto Bluff.Calhoun Street Bluffton SC 29910
Our favorite funky gift shop, which also has very nice clothes, jewelry and accessories for the ladies in your group! The owner, Nancy Golson, has a great eye for eccentric, cool decor....cool place!Calhoun Street Bluffton SC 29910-7013
On Calhoun Street in the heart of Old Town, outdoor dining on the street, good people watching venue, excellent artisan pizzas, and just a fun place for lunch or dinner.Calhoun Street Bluffton SC 29910
In the heart of Wilson Village at Palmetto Bluff, it has excellent food in a beautiful setting, with outdoor dining across from the Chapel, take a walk after lunch or brunch and enjoy amazing views!Village Park Square Bluffton SC 29910
Excellent food, casual attire, outdoor dining, close to Old Town.Bruin Rd Bluffton SC 29910
Several good restaurants, including Bluffton Room (try the White Chicken dish -- excellent!), Capt. Woodys, Mulberry Street Pizza, Bluffton BBQ (amazing barbecued chicken and pulled pork sandwiches)Promenade St Bluffton SC 29910
Fun place to eat, has outdoor seating, and excellent BBQ....the owners are fun and a bit eccentric, which just adds to the charm, but the food is what keeps us going back!State Of Mind St Bluffton SC 29910
Amazing menu, anything you could ever want for dinner is on it, and the food is consistently excellent. We love the carrot cake, which is enough for two!May River Rd # D Bluffton SC 29910
Fresh local seafood, locally owned and operated by the owners of the Oyster Factory, which is also a must-see on Wharf Street.Dr Mellichamp Dr Bluffton SC 29910
Excellent southern home cooking, best local fried chicken, fresh vegetables grown on the premises, family atmosphere, $1 PBR specials, excellent fried oysters in season, Janas favorite salad.May River Rd Bluffton SC 29910
Take a side trip to downtown Savannah and enjoy the architecture, while there have a great lunch here, including one of the best salads anywhere and amazing pastries, best ciabatta within 100 miles...Savannah GA 31401