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LOCATION: Our beach home, called Live Oaks, is located in Coffin Point Plantation on St. Helena Island about 30 minutes from Beaufort, SC and 15 minutes from Hunting Island State Park. The southern history buff may find Beaufort's location half way between the historic cities of Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA ideal for sightseeing day trips and shopping.
OUR HOME: The 2011 renovation is the design of architect, Jon Pomeroy, who is well known for his utilization of natural materials and open spaces. Most of the house is located on ground level which makes the layout suitable for entertaining and handicap accessibility. A master suite with king size bed, large private bath & ocean view is on the second floor. Both downstairs bedrooms have king size beds; one bedroom includes an ocean view. Both ocean view bedrooms (one upstairs and one downstairs) provide our guests with sensational sunrise views. There are two smart flat screen TVs, two DVD players; Wi-Fi is provided. The renovated kitchen includes high end built in appliances, granite counter-tops and tile floors. Kitchen accessories include dishes, glasses, utensils, pots, pans, baking items, coffee pot, blender, toaster, food processor and toaster oven. There is a grill and fire pit outside. There are two patios and a separate screen house with a fire place on the ocean side where you can read, relax and enjoy the sea birds, dolphins, ocean sounds, breezes and views. Located on St. Helena Sound, the beach is much calmer. The water is not as deep as the ocean. You will probably have to wear rubber shoes due to sea shells on the beach.
AREA ACTIVITIES: Coffin Point is one of the few South Carolina beaches where you can ride a horse. If you would like to bring your horse on your vacation, arrangements (including an additional fee) could be made to use the two stalls and a small paddock located on our property. Also, there is a riding stable nearby that offers instructional trail rides and boarding. At Hunting Island you can tour the light house, take nature walks or enjoy the white sand beaches while searching for shells, fishing or crabbing. Nearby Hilton Head and Fripp Islands boast gorgeous golf courses for the avid golfer. In the town of Beaufort you can experience the rich history and ante-bell um homes from a carriage ride and visit local restaurants. Barefoot Bubba's Surf Shop, located at 2135 Sea Island Parkway, offers bikes, kayaks, surfboards or Jet Ski rentals. Also along Sea Island Parkway, you can purchase fresh local seafood and fresh local produce. Johnson's Creek, The Shrimp Shack and Boondocks are local restaurants that we would recommend. You are welcome to bring your pet (dog) with you on vacation. There is a $300 non-refundable pet fee!