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Parris Island Graduation/Beaufort/Beach/Golf/Fishing/ Low Country Living

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 1-4 guest, Close to a Sands Beach & boat ramp.

Newly renovated with your comfort in mind.

Laid back coastal living, be at home away from home.

We are five minutes from the Parris Island gate and ten minutes from historic downtown Beaufort and walking distance to a small beach.

Come and enjoy your stay at The Sands Cottage. You are going to fall in LOVE with this cottage and the location just as we have.

Our cottage is located in the heart of the Old Village of Port Royal.

Lowcountry living at it's best.

Relax ,unwind under the beautiful moss draped live oaks.

Walk or enjoy a golf cart ride to dining, shopping and nature trails.


PARKING : Ample parking for cars, boats on trailer's and rv’s.

PROPERTY : Comes with golf cart to cruise to the sands beach and a Hunting Island state park beach pass!

LIVING AREA: (WIFI) 42 inch flat screen tv with Roku, Netflix, Sling and Pandora are free for our guest!. Euro oak wood floors, Pottery Barn style couch and chairs along with playing cards and board games for those rainy days.

KITCHEN: Has a handcrafted bench that surrounds our table that seats six. We have a fully equipped kitchen. New Kenmore appliances includes glass top stove/oven, microwave and dishwasher. A large sauté pan, sauce pot ,stock pot for soup and 9x 13 baking pan.Toaster, Blender and Keurig. ( Bring K cups) Plates, flatware and glassware etc.

BEDROOM # 1 : We have two twin beds with a place to hang your clothes and a small dresser.

BEDROOM # 2 : Queen bed, closet with hangers and a dresser.

BEDROOM # 3 : Queen bed with a private bath, Flat screen tv with a smart blue ray enjoy Netflix or Pandora or watch one our movies we have chosen, a few that were filmed around Beaufort. Walk in closet with iron and ironing board.

BEDROOMS : All of our beds have new premium Serta mattresses. Bedrooms have 60 year old reclaimed pine floors that are just beautiful. Alarm clocks so you will not be late for a date! Beds have fresh linens, blankets and bedspreads. Our beds have pillows (3) on the Queens and (2) on the twins.

BATHROOMS : All bathrooms have heated tile. Towels, wash cloths, bar soap, shampoo and blow dryer. Bathrooms are a tub and shower combo with magnified makeup mirrors.

Forgot your toothbrush, don't worry we have them for you.

LAUNDARY ROOM : New Whirlpool stack washer and dryer.

We supply washing detergent.

OUTSIDE : Our deck has a table with chairs to enjoy time spent together. We have party lights down below where you can sit and spend some time around the burn barrel. We have a stainless gas grill for cooking steaks , burgers or bbq.

There is a YMCA located on Richmond Ave. Take a swim in the indoor pool or sign up for a spinning class!

Museums in our area include, The Verdier House (Downtown Beaufort), Low Country Estuarium ( 16th Street Port Royal),Penn Center Inc. Cultural Program (Martin Luther King Drive), The Parris Island Museum ( Parris Island), The exhibits focus on the long and honored history and traditions of the Marine Corps. On display are artifacts covering Port Royal's important military role from the American Revolution to the Civil war.

In downtown Beaufort there is a number of wonderful shops located on Bay Street.

From more than ten art galleries to many boutique shops, gift and souvenir shops, antiques dealers, to specialty clothing stores, and expert jewelers, you’re certain to find something that strikes your fancy.

A short walk or cart ride to the Sands, where you can look for prehistoric fossils such as shark's teeth. Enjoy our boardwalk at the Sands, you can walk to the observation tower, where you can see and hear Parris Island and watch the dolphins and sea turtles.

THE SANDS : Has a boat ramp where you can launch anything from a paddle board to a sportfisher! Plus you can fish off of the pier!

PORT ROYAL lies in the heart of a biologically rich estuarine ecology. Visitors come from all over to experience and explore what native South Carolinians have come to know as the Lowcountry. What makes the Lowcountry special? A lot, but from an environmental perspective it’s the ability to explore many different land types including salt marsh, forestland, brushland, fallow field and freshwater ponds. In combination, these habitats support a diversity of bird and plant life. Bird wildlife commonly observed include waterfowl, shorebirds, wading birds, raptors, and neo-tropical migrants, with large concentrations of white ibis, herons, and egrets.

Meal choices around town... Fresh seafood, bbq, pizza and steak.

We also have golf courses in our area, The Legends on Parris Island, The Sanctuary on Cat Island, the beautiful courses of Fripp Island and the exclusive Secession Golf Club.

Within an hour drive to Hilton Head golf.

We can arrange inshore and offshore fishing trips. Need to know at booking.

Want to experience a true Lowcountry oyster roast, we can do that ,let us know at booking.

Keywords, Parris Island, Graduation, Location, Beaufort, Lowcountry, Small Beach, Weddings, Vacation, Golf Cart, Kayaks, Non Smoking & No Pets, 25 years of age or older.

2 Night Specials! Contact us for details! 843-252-9423 Ask for Alice

More Details

Alice Burke
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Alice Burke

Beaufort Native! I love the Lowcountry and I am here to make sure you enjoy your stay!

Alice Burke purchased this house in 2014

Why Alice Burke chose South Carolina

The Location. This house is the closest to the Sands beach. Five min. drive to Parris Island and a ten min. drive to Beautiful Beaufort. We have renovated and replaced just about everything inside and out! This property is very clean and charming. I personally take care of my property so I know as the home owner how it is being maintained. When you are not here enjoying this house I am. I just love the house and the location! You know if you need anything you can count on me! Non smoking and No pets.

What makes this house unique

Comes with a (1) Golf Cart and (2) Kayaks. Minutes away from visiting with your graduate or relative.

Calm, quiet and safe .

Guestbook comments from the owner

Josh said...

Nov 23, 2015


Perfect location and first-class cottage, inside and out



907 7th Street, Port Royal, SC, 29935, United States (778994)

Date of Stay

October 22, 2015

Helpful votes:0/0

I, along with three of my best friends, stayed at the Old Port Royal Cottage during my wedding weekend in October. Everything was absolutely perfect all the way around! From the inside being brand new to the fire pit out back, we enjoyed every second of our time there. So much so we are renting it again in April for my brother's wedding. The owners are wonderful people and very accommodating. I would highly recommend staying there to anyone - you will not be disappointed!

Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Royal in Beaufort County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation Policy: 30 days (100% refund); 14 days (50% refund)
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2- Bathrooms. Complete combination tub/shower. Bar soap, Shampoo, and Hair Dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Heavenly down pillows on all of our beds, is a synthetic fill that feels like feathers, from Harris Pillow supply here in Beaufort,SC
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Things to do: Hunting Island light house (132 feet high in the sky) Cypress Wetlands in Port Royal, Beaufort Water front Park, The Sands Boardwalk, Capt. Dick's River Tour and Dolphin watch, Parris Island Museum, The Chocolate Tree, and The Kazoo Factory. Other services offered - Low Country Boil, a tradition here in the Low Country , a meal consisting of fresh shrimp , sausage, and potatoes,corn all cooked together. Real Estate.... If you are looking for a home here in the Low Country let me show you around! I grew up here. Private Chef.... We will come and cook whatever you want! Contact owner for additional information on these services.


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Parris Island Graduation/Beaufort/Beach/Golf/Fishing/ Low Country Living
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family trip to South Carolina, so there was a lot we wanted to see/do to make the most of our time. Finding a rental with the space for the four of us, the comforts of home, and a location central to those must-see places was critical. The Sands Cottage in Port Royal was the perfect place!

This home felt like our home away from home. The accommodations were perfect as were the amenities offered (appliances, Wi-Fi, towels/linens, toiletries, beach pass, golf cart, etc). If we had any questions (which we did, of course, being in a new area), the Sands Cottage hosts of Alice and Mike Burke were easy to reach and extremely helpful.

In the end, we had a lovely vacation and we couldn't have asked for anything more. We will definitely recommend the Sands Cottage to our friends and family.


The Mohn Family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Myers Fl

Great location and setup for place. It worked perfectly for what we needed this weekend.

  • 5 of 5

This place had all we needed and unfortunately we didn't get to use the golf cart, bikes or grill. Very clean and had all we needed in supplies. Would recommend to anyone and would come back next time we visit Beaufort South Carolina

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sands cottage. The house was very clean and comfortable and convenient to Parris Island and the beach. It was peaceful and we had enough room to have our own space and not be in each other's way. I especially enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to the night sounds and could even hear the recruits from Parris Island. We made the trip for our grandson's graduation from boot camp and couldn't have made a better choice, less than 10 minutes from the base. Alice was very nice and accommodating and made it very comfortable for us. We highly recommend staying there.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flowery Branch, GA

Perfect lowcountry getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage for our son's graduation from USMC boot camp at Parris Island. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed and more. The owners were awesome and met us at the house to tell us about the house and the area. We found it very easy to get on the island in the morning as all the traffic was coming from the other direction (Hilton Head, etc). Port Royal is a quiet and charming town, and it offered us a nice pleasant place to retreat after some very busy days. We highly recommend this home and plan to return when our other son graduates as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I am way behind on this review. I am so sorry Alice, I thought I had written a review.

Perfect home for a Marine graduation.

Beautiful home & wonderful owners.

Only 5 minutes from the Parris Island gate. We had 6 people staying & it wasn't even crowded. Alice takes exceptional care of their home & property. We had 3 teenagers, a 23 yr old & us for our youngest son's graduation.

Due to Hurricane Matthew, our schedules were completely off course, but Alice made sure we were comfortable & had everything we needed. Due to graduation being pushed to a later time, Alice made sure we had an extra night to stay to get some sleep. Our Marine got to enjoy not only the house, but also the beach. We were even able to have a few Marine families at the home for a get together. The deck was great for this. And I loved being able to go out there to watch the sun come up with my coffee. So peaceful !

We made so many memories on this trip & also some new friends!

We can't wait to book again for a family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Port Royal Farmers' Market
Waterfront Park
Parris Island
Moondoggies Cafe & Grill
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop No 2
Saltus River Grill
Wren Bistro
Blackstone's Cafe
Mrs Wilkes
Hunting Island State Park
Lady & Sons
Poseidon Coastal Cuisine & Rooftop Bar
Hunting Island Lighthouse
SOHO South Cafe
Johnson Creek Tavern
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Carolina Rib House
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Amtrak Yemassee Train
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Moon Doggies
Nearest Ski
339 Miles
Beech Mountain
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hunting Island
Car: recommended

The beach is within walking distance, as well as local restaurants and shops. Located within minutes of Parris Island, Lady's Island and downtown Beaufort. This house is on a quiet street in a very nice neighborhood! Paris Avenue (the main street of the Old Village) periodically hosts Street Music events throughout the year. Port Royal also hosts an annual soft shell crab festival in late April and a community oyster roast in late October.

The hurricane scene from the 1994 film Forrest Gump was filmed in the town's dock area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port Royal, USA

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £77.13
Property Damage Protection £45.51
Cleaning £77.13
Tax Rate 9.0%

If for any reason you need to postpone your stay, we will gladly move your reservation dates to a later date as long as our home is still available. We try our best to work with our guest we understand that unexpected events happen.

For more information on the home owner's cancellation policy contact the owner /Alice Burke 843-252-9423

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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