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Renovated carriage house in historic Beaufort SC

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in The Bluff - Carriage House on Craven

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

You are viewing the separate upstairs unit, Wren's Nest, in this picturesque carriage house which sits next to our home, Craven House, in the beautiful historic district in downtown Beaufort, one block from the marina, shopping, museums and restaurants. Walk everywhere, even to the post office. Wren’s Nest has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a full bed. In between the two bedrooms, there is a shared full bath. The unit has hardwood floors throughout and a fitted kitchen. Relax on the porch or furnished patio surrounded by 100 year old oak trees draped with Spanish moss, lovely gardens and historic homes. The sound of the church bells of nearby St Helena Church, one of the oldest continual working churches in the country, will take you back into the 18th century.

This carriage house with separate upper and lower units was recently brought back to life after many years of neglect. It truly is the best location in Beaufort, near the Anchorage House, Beaufort Inn and Rhett House, Beaufort’s most popular wedding venues. From here It is an easy drive to Paris Island, the Sands beach in Port Royal and Hunting beach on the ocean.

Linens are included. Household items/appliances include microwave, Kurig coffee maker, high-definition television, gas range and electric oven, cookware, disposal, fridge, pop-up toaster, internet connection, WIFI, hairdryer, iron and board, dishes, tea, coffee, toilet paper, paper towels and soap. Information of great things to do and places to go around Beaufort is also provided.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ellen and Mike Tomy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Ellen and Mike Tomy

Mike Tomy is an award winning architect and Ellen painted portraits for 15 years and now paints miniatures. They are both retired and recently renovated the main house and the carriage house that sits near.

Ellen and Mike Tomy purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Ellen and Mike Tomy chose Beaufort

The carriage house has wonderful views of historic homes. The trees somewhat block the view of the water, but it is just a block away. Park the car and walk to museums, restaurants, shops, marina and art galleries. Or take a horse drawn carriage ride along the streets of Beautiful historic district. Go for a drive to Hunting beach and climb the lighthouse. Stop in the colorful shops and road side vegetable stands along the way.

What makes this cottage unique

The Carriage House on Craven, central to all that is happening in Beaufort has a separate unit downstairs (property 742825) if one has a large party and all want to stay in one place.

During the many yearly festivals parking is not easy to find in town. Just stay at the carriage house, leave the car and the festivals are a block away. Meander through one-of-a-kind shops on Bay Street and enjoy fabulous seafood in Beaufort's unique restaurants. If you don't want to eat out, a fully equipped kitchen is ready for you.


based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Renovated carriage house in historic Beaufort SC
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We wanted to be close to downtown and be able to walk to the shops and the Shrimp Festival. The location was just where we needed to be. Designated parking and accommodations that made us feel right at home. Loved the "dog" art throughout the apartment especially the westie piece (since we have 2 westies at home). This apartment even has rocking chairs on the porch to enjoy the views. Thank you and I am certain we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had to cut our trip much shorter than expected due to an incoming hurricane, but will be back soon! The apartment was absolutely lovely- very clean and well appointed. The decor is appropriate for the area, and very well done without feeling "stuffy". The air conditioner worked very well, something I worry about with older homes, but not here- everything has been renovated and is top-notch. The location is great- a short walk (5 min) to the town center with all the shops and restaurants, and a even shorter (2 min) walk to the marina. Bedding and linens were in ample supply and were of high quality. We weren't there long enough to really use the kitchen- but it seemed to be very well equipped. I highly recommend this property and look forward to coming back to spend a little more time in beautiful historic Beaufort.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was exactly as the rental listing described.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Carriage House. The location was perfect for exploring downtown restaurants and sites. The beautiful courtyard was a wonderful place to enjoy a coffee, read a book or have a discussion. We would definitely go back . The owners were very helpful is we ever needed anything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and charming carriage house seconds from downtown Beaufort, SC

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house has been renovated well and has a great kitchenette, which is a plus when you're worn out from dining at restaurants constantly. The balcony provides a nice spot to relax in the evening. Ellen and Mike were especially accommodating and made our side trip to Hunting Island beach great. Also, the property is about a 4 or 5 minute walk to downtown.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay while on vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience staying at the Craven House! Ellen and Mike were tremendous hosts during our week stay. Their handyman Paul was also friendly. Our carriage house condo located on the top level was immaculate and well maintained. It had two bedrooms, a Jack and Jill bathroom, kitchen and living room. The kitchen, while compact, had everything we needed to prepare meals. The living room was beautiful! It was equipped with a television so we were able to keep up with the daily Olympic performances. Several board games were available but we were so busy we didn't have time to use them. Ellen and Mike thought of everything that would make our stay great. The beach chairs and beach pass made our two visits to Hunting Island State Park most enjoyable. The basket filled with beach towels was appreciated as well. Another wonderful feature of Craven House was its proximity to downtown Beaufort. This made my husband's early morning run to the local coffee shop very convenient. We did some sightseeing and shopping while in town. All the restaurants on Bay Street offer up delicious meals and drinks. All in all it was a wonderful visit and we will surely be returning to Ellen and Mike's "piece of heaven". Maybe we will see you there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot to easily enjoy downtown Beaufort!

  • 5 of 5

Ellen was wonderful in ensuring a nice visit with old friends. The gate pass to Hunting Island and beach chairs made our trip a breeze. We very much enjoyed lounging on the porch overlooking the shade garden. Thank you very much for your hospitality, we plan to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Lady's Island Country Club - Pines
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Hunting Island beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in The Bluff, Beaufort area

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Additional pricing information

cleaning £49 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Outside stairs and inside security make this unit unsuitable for elderly adults and children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in The Bluff in Beaufort area

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming

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