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Vintage River Cottage on the Okatie Between Beaufort Bluffton

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 4)

Vintage River Cottage on 3 acres with view of the Okatie River. Ideally located halfway between Savannah, Beaufort and easy drive to the Savannah/Hilton Head airport. The Lowcountry at its orginal best. Old live oaks, camellia forests, magnolias, a perfect location from which to explore the Lowcountry. This cottage is the original house on the property known as Cedar Bluff, owners live in big house steps away. Still private and quiet.

The cottage shares the property with the owners who live in big house nearby. The cottage features a wonderful screened porch, hardwood floors, ceiling fans throughout. Dating from 1925, the cottage has lots of character, all the necessities, plus some, but keep in mind that it is almost 100 years old so if you are looking for something new and modern, this is not for you. If you want to experience the Lowcountry as it used to be and in some places still is, then this is your place.

The owners also offer a small log cabin in Western North Carolina near Cashiers, Glenville, Sylva, VRBO #300192

Keywords: vintage river cottage, circa 1925, overlooking the Okatie River

More Details

Isabella Reeves
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Isabella Reeves

Owners are native to the area. He grew up on the May River in Bluffton and is in real estate in the area. She grew up in Savannah, is an independent fine arts consultant and also works with the local historic foundation.

Isabella Reeves purchased this cottage in 1984

Why Isabella Reeves chose Okatie

The cottage was our original vacation home when we lived in the downtown historic district of Savannah, Georgia. Upon making our property on the Okatie our permanent home, we make the cottage available to guests who would enjoy 'old Carolina' or 'old Lowcountry'....It is charming, has all the necessities, not too many fancy bells and whistles, but many amenities such as 'old trees, pristine tidal river, one of the Lowcountry's best screened porches for sitting , reading or sippin'.

What makes this cottage unique

excellent location equi-distant between historic downtown Savannah (1733) and historic Beaufort (1711) and Bluffton....15 minutes off the bustle of I-95. quiet riverfront residential area, 3+ acres.

35 minutes drive time to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Okatie in Beaufort County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • one bathroom has tub/shower one bathroom has shower only
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Vintage River Cottage on the Okatie Between Beaufort Bluffton
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Tranquility along the Okatee

  • 5 of 5

Nice quaint cottage of yesteryear carries you away from today's hectic lifestyles and societal paces. Located between HHI, Savannah, Beaufort and the Sea Islands makes a great location. We only wished that the weather would have cooperated more. I was able to have our Lab run somewhat free on the premises, he chased after some local deer and even managed to scare a few armadillos as well.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful low country stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a nice time at the river cottage. Isabella was a very gracious hostess. The place is charming, lovely and clean. We loved sitting out on the dock and enjoying the back porch. It was very well appointed and had everything we needed and more. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Charming Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is a piece of southern comfort in the river front. Very cozy and comfortable. They have everything you need at the cottage. It does have well water, just FYI if your from the city (we are). Just a beautiful place inside and out!! Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage and grounds on the river

  • 5 of 5

Don and I could not have been more pleased with our accommodations and location than Okatee Cottage. Isabella was a gracious host and made us feel welcome from the start (we hope they had a good time at her reunion). The view from the spacious dock was breathtaking, and we enjoyed wine and visiting at the end of the day there. Property was immaculate and just as described.We would not hesitate to recommend this property. It is near enough to many activities yet is quiet, restful, and relaxing. The food at The Cottage and May River Grill in Bluffton is great.

Don and Jayne B.

Stuttgart, AR

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home-away from home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Okatie Cottage for our visit to Okatie and a college golf tournament at nearby Callawassie Island Golf Club. The accommodations were perfect for two couples to enjoy privacy, when needed, but at the same time the cottage offered several wonderful gathering spaces. The living room dining room area can hold a large group, as we experienced when we hosted a men's college golf team and their families for dinner. The sprawling porch facing the river was very welcoming and also provided seating areas for many to experience the warm and humid southern charm of this gem hidden away in the "low country."

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great escape

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is great, and the location is wonderful. We spent hours on the dock every evening just enjoying the views and the serenity. Isabella and Jerry were fantastic hosts. I can highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 170
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hunting Island, Hilton Head
Car: necessary

halfway between two of the South's most beautiful and historic cities, Savannah, Ga. and Beaufort, SC...and the old fishing village of Bluffton, SC and the resort of Hilton Head Island. A perfect place to stay to explore the Lowcountry.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Okatie, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £76.14
Property Damage Protection £44.92

rates are quoted are for single or double occupancy. Please add $20 per person for a third or fourth guest...Maximum 4 guests.
90 day cancellation policy: cancellation with more than 90 days notice deposit refunded (see following exception), cancellation less than 90 days notice, 50% of deposit will be retained.
Note: for monthly rentals, as we are a small one cottage operation monthly rentals are not easily rebooked in 90 days therefore in case of cancellation 90 days or more ahead we will retain $200 of the initial deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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