Stunning Water Views and Southern Hospitality in Historic Downtown Beaufort

4200 ft² House

Overview

5 bedrooms
12 guests max.
House
4200 ft²
5 bathrooms
No pets

Amenities

Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
Air conditioning
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
No pets
No smoking
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Grill
Hairdryer
Coffee machine
Toaster
Heating
Fridge
Dryer
Waterfront
River view
Parking
Suitable for events
Romantic
Queen-size bed
King-size bed
Beach access
Books available
Eco-friendly
Sound system/stereo
Water view
Bed linen
Towels

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Disinfected between stays
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

Fishing
550 yd to water
Rooms
2 bedrooms
1 king size bed
1 bedroom
1 large double bed
1 bedroom
2 twin beds
1 bedroom
2 large double beds
Additional rooms
5 bathrooms
Description

The waterfront home is located in a residential neighborhood; therefore, parties, events and excessive noise are strictly prohibited. Anyone violating this notice will be asked to leave the property. Please be respectful of our neighbors and the community.

This beautifully restored home, listed on the National Historic Register, exudes a wonderful blend of historic charm and southern hospitality combined with modern 21st century comforts. Relax with your favorite book on the porch swing overlooking the bay! Sip a cool drink from one of the many rockers on the spacious wrap-around porch. Watch fishing, recreational and tour boats sail by. You may even see dolphins frolicking! This waterfront home offers some of the best views in all of Beaufort! A short walk along the water, shaded by expansive oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, will bring guests to numerous shops, restaurants, and the popular Waterfront Park.

Originally the home of a prominent local family, it was known as "The Teacherage" for decades as a home for single teachers. This home later became one of the south's most popular bed and breakfast inns. A recent meticulous major renovation has returned the stately home to its original intent as a single-family private escape where guests can enjoy five spacious bedrooms and six bathrooms. Each bedroom, as well as the dining room, kitchen and living room, offers a water view.

Your sea island retreat combines a wonderful blend of historic architectural features such as original neoclassic columns, a gum wood bannister, and beautifully crafted moldings along with modern amenities. Along with superb water views, the home features a vintage claw-foot soaking tub, original heart pine, oak and mahogany floors, elegant marble countertops, a lovely garden, a historic rib cage brass shower, gas fireplace and comfortable beds with high-quality linens. A second floor screened-in porch offers the convenience of a nearby beverage center complete with coffee maker and refrigerator that allows guests to roll out of bed and enjoy a cup of coffee while gazing at the water. The home features an impressive collection of comfortable, but not fussy, 18th and 19th century antiques. Because it provides a unique blend of large communal spaces and private bedrooms, this home would make a perfect destination for groups traveling together such as couples, girlfriends' getaways, and small family reunions.

About Historic Beaufort
Those fascinated by history, antebellum architecture, gourmet dining, shopping, gallery browsing or water activities (sailing, kayaking, beach-combing), are sure to love Beaufort! Beaufort is a safe, vibrant place to spend either a special weekend or a long vacation. Set conveniently between Savannah and Charleston, Beaufort retains its small-town charm but offers much to do. The history of the Civil War played an impressive role in Beaufort's survival and legacy. There are several exciting things to do for history buffs. Travel back in time by taking a self-guided history walk through our National Historic District. A short horse and buggy tour clops down our hallowed streets in an hour-long tour. Take an early evening graveyard tour visiting many historical and beautiful churches around the downtown area, such as Saint Helena's Episcopal Church.

Life on the Water
Beaufort is situated on one of approximately 200 islands on the Intracoastal Waterway. Its geographic location is at the mouth of the Port Royal Sound which is the source of high salty tides, picturesque marshes and beaches, and hurricane-free weather. A short (15-minute) drive to Hunting Island State Park, brings you to the Atlantic coast where you can enjoy sand, surf, long walks on the South Carolina shoreline, a tour of the historic lighthouse, or to watch newly hatched sea turtles scramble to the sea. Numerous eco tours are available for exploring the rivers and marshes, either by kayak or boat.

Comfortable, Spacious Accommodations
Bedrooms and Bathrooms (5 bedrooms and 5 ½ baths)
One suite is located on the first floor. The second floor offers three spacious bedrooms (each with water views) and three private remodeled baths. The third floor "Crows Nest" is well worth the extra steps because here you can gaze at the stars under a cupola! Bedrooms on the first two floors are equipped with ceiling fans. A half bath is also available on the first floor.

Living Room
The expansive living room offers stunning water views, neoclassic columns and comfortable seating for all. A new Sony 65" flat screen HD smart TV features premium cable TV and internet service from which guests can access their favorite entertainment accounts.
Dining Room
Guests who prefer eating at home will appreciate a spacious dining room offering a large antique table, water/garden views, dramatic 10-foot original oak pocket doors and a coffered ceiling. An excellent selection of dinnerware and serving pieces ensure that guests may dine in comfort.
Gourmet Kitchen is a Cook's Paradise
The newly remodeled gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinetry, beautiful Italian marble countertops and professional appliances. The spacious marble island includes comfortable seagrass seating. Shrimp & grits anyone?
There's no other place like this in Beaufort!
Attend Festivals and Events
There is always something to do in Beaufort! Some annual area events include The Beaufort International Film Festival, the Beaufort Water Festival, the Beaufort Shrimp Festival, the Gullah Festival, the Beaufort Air Show, the Beaufort Dragonboat Race, the Taste of Beaufort Arts and Seafood Festival, the Beaufort Fall Festival of Homes and Gardens, the Fourth of July Festival, the Pat Conroy Literary Center March Forth, and the Light up the Night Boat Parade, among others. Nearby Port Royal, Bluffton and Hilton Head also offer many cultural, dining and entertainment options. Numerous farmers markets and u-pick opportunities allow guests to enjoy fresh local products.
Celebrate Parris Island and US Marine Corps Events and Graduations
Parris Island (only six miles away) is the home of the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot. The Island also features a museum and frequent graduation ceremonies when new recruits officially become Marines. Parris Island, its museum, a restaurant and the graduation ceremonies are open to the public. Nearby, the Marine Corps Air Station is among the United States military's most important and most historically colorful installations where fighter pilots train with some of the world's most advanced jets. The Beaufort F-35B squadron is the only location in the world where pilots train to fly the F-35B.

Plan Your Next Girlfriend's Getaway
Relaxing on vast verandas, sipping mint juleps, and touring historic antebellum mansions—Beaufort is the ultimate girls' weekend getaway! Known for its Southern charm and abundant hospitality, Beaufort is one of the oldest cities in South Carolina (a mini-Charleston). Explore Beaufort on foot or by carriage. Those who like the outdoors will enjoy local beaches, walking along the Spanish Moss trail, or kayaking among local dolphins. The gourmet kitchen is the perfect place to have a cooking class or create a low country meal together. No matter what you choose to do, everyone in your group is sure to agree that Beaufort is the ideal spot for your next girlfriends' trip!

Take in the Local Arts

Beaufort is a filmmaker and author's paradise! Several movies and best-selling books capture the ambiance of Beaufort. Beaufort's antebellum charm shines through in well-known films such as: The Big Chill, The Jungle Book, The Prince of Tides, White Squall, Forest Gump, The Great Santini, GI Jane, Something to Talk About, Forces of Nature and Rules of Engagement. Best-selling local author Pat Conroy's books and characters come alive as you stroll through the nearby legendary streets featured in books such as The Water is Wide, Prince of Tides, The Great Santini and Beach Music.

Abundant Golf Opportunities are Available

The mild Beaufort climate makes playing golf year-round a realistic option. Golfers will enjoy convenient access to numerous championship golf courses within a short drive.

​​​​​​​Reservations are subject to a 3.5% processing fee.

Renters must be over 25 years of age to reserve our property.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 25 years old

House rules
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

1705 Bay St

29902 Beaufort, SC, United States

Angela
5.0
Outstanding
"This is the most fabulous home we’ve ever rented! The location, wonderful front porch, all the extra touches inside…. Just magnificent! The owners provide so many extra touches that make this house feel like a home away from home Can’t wait to come back!"
Reviewed on 03/26/2024
Lynne
5.0
Outstanding
"Great flow, comfy beds, lots of amenities. Love the living room and kitchens! Thank you!"
Reviewed on 02/18/2024
Tara
5.0
Outstanding
"This house was amazing for a large family birthday celebration. Everyone had more than enough space with all the well-appointed bedrooms and baths, the common spaces were absolutely lovely, and the kitchen (and honestly the whole house!) had everything you could want or need. I look forward to staying here again."
Reviewed on 12/31/2023
Ann
5.0
Outstanding
"From the moment we pulled into the driveway until our departure, everything was perfect. We had several family members here to attend my grandson's Marine graduation and the house is very close to the base. Beautiful flower arrangements and a very nice gift bag welcomed us. We all loved the gorgeous house and the views were awesome! The front porch is amazing and plenty of room for all of to make memories. I can't express how happy we were with everything here. I will (and have) recommended this house to all of my family and friends."
Reviewed on 12/18/2023
Melora
5.0
Outstanding
"Never every have we had such first class experience, including luxury river boat cruising, travel abroad, Biltmore, and Four Seasons and European 5 star hotels over the last 50 years. If you are looking for a place to gather family and friends, with low country charm, space for intimate family gatherings with so much space to spread out. Don't miss Kayaking in Beaufort Bay, Hunting Island Beach and Lighthouse, low country boat tours and relaxing on the incredible wrap around porch and swing. The house comes with concierge notebooks, and a GRAND, beautifully appointed cook/chef's dream kitchen. Fully stocked for all levels. We were so fortunate to swing into 60 on the front porch, surrounded by family and true Southern Hospitality, a memory we will forever hold near and dear."
Reviewed on 04/27/2023
Linda
5.0
Outstanding
"Loved our stay. Home was clean and so well equipped. Southern charm and walking distance to what we wanted to do and see. Tide watch was responsive to our questions."
Reviewed on 04/21/2023
Geri
5.0
Outstanding
"Bay view, walkable perfect location, southern charm, historic elegance, roomie, every detail, homemade scones, modern amenities. Better than pictured. Our family loved our stay and will be back. Book it."
Reviewed on 03/19/2023
Tammy
5.0
Outstanding
"What a lovely home. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our stay. The house was perfect for our family. The beds were so comfortable and the endless amenities were outstanding. The location is beautiful and convenient. We really enjoyed the front porch and gathering in the large and well stocked kitchen. Thank you from all of us."
Reviewed on 01/24/2023
David
5.0
Outstanding
"Great home for family get together. Has everything you need"
Reviewed on 11/27/2022
Maureen
5.0
Outstanding
"The house was absolutely beautiful and so nicely decorated. The owners thought of everything. They welcomed us with a welcome basket and frozen scones to bake for breakfast. The kitchen and bathrooms were well supplied. Beds were great! Loved the location which was a easy walk to town. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch. Everything about this home was wonderful. We will have great memories of our time together there. Would highly recommend! Will book again if we go back."
Reviewed on 10/12/2022
Edwin
5.0
Outstanding
"Exceeded our (8 seniors) expectations and we all live on Amelia Island. Would recommend to our friends who care for quality. Appreciate the welcome gifts-easily divided among 4 women. Thanks for plenty of every possible need."
Reviewed on 08/25/2022
Edwin
5.0
Outstanding
"Exceeded our (8 seniors) expectations and we all live on Amelia Island. Would recommend to our friends who care for quality. Appreciate the welcome gifts-easily divided among 4 women. Thanks for plenty of every possible need. "
Reviewed on 08/25/2022
Ciaran
5.0
Outstanding
"Incredibly warm and welcoming hosts. The house was beautifully decorated and fully equipped for people who love to cook! Conveniently located, close to stunning beaches (Hunting Island) and charming Beaufort Main St. Highly recommended"
Reviewed on 08/14/2022
Phil
5.0
Outstanding
"The home was great! It had good location with plenty of space, thoughtful touches and we loved the view!"
Reviewed on 06/16/2022
Karen
5.0
Outstanding
"We enjoyed every moment at 1705 The welcome package homemade scones and jelly were scrumptious. I couldn’t think of anything that wasn’t just right. It was a true treat to enjoy the home the views and the ease of walking everywhere. We hope to come again Thanks so much"
Reviewed on 05/03/2022
Kathryn
5.0
Outstanding
"The home is amazing."
Reviewed on 03/24/2022
Greg
5.0
Outstanding
"Our accommodations couldn’t have been better. There were 7 of us and we absolutely loved our time at this beautiful South Carolina home. We thank Beaufort for their wonderful southern hospitality."
Reviewed on 02/15/2022
Craig
5.0
Outstanding
"Our group of four couples loved our stay at 1705 Bay Street.. . everything about it! A truly historic house across the street from the bay. Plenty of parking. Sumptuous foods prepared by the owner. Nothing skimped. Nothing forgotten or overlooked. Outstanding service by Tidewatch. Thank you all for making our visit to Beaufort memorable and fun!"
Reviewed on 09/28/2021
Kimberly
5.0
Outstanding
"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and cant wait until the next stay. We are already in planning mode and have shared your realty company and your delightful staff with other family members for future visits. WOW, the attention to details on the décor, location, and welcome niceties was wayyyy beyond our expectations. So, thank you the Day Family for allowing to experience your family home."
Reviewed on 07/07/2021
Yvette
5.0
Outstanding
"Such a great location and you have filled the home with so many great amenities and some sweet southern charm."
Reviewed on 07/01/2021
Heinrich
5.0
Outstanding
"What a great property. We all hated to leave. Excellent location, the Day’s have done a marvelous job renovating. Great kitchen, but then so are the bedrooms, bathrooms and everything else. Could not have picked a better place to stay."
Reviewed on 06/20/2021
Thomas
5.0
Outstanding
"We enjoyed the home and the Beaufort area. Good restaurants and bars within walking distance. The people in the area are friendly and service oriented."
Reviewed on 05/16/2021
Lorene
5.0
Outstanding
"We really enjoyed our stay at 1705 Bay Street. It's a great location for people watching on the porch or taking a short stroll to downtown. The house is amazing and the owners have put a lot of effort to make sure it is comfortable for their guests. From the welcome basket with treats, to the bathrooms and kitchen stocked with everything you might need (individually wrapped face wipes, keurig coffee, frozen scones to bake in the morning), to the comfortable rooms. While attending a wedding we had 3 families (6 adults, 4 teenage children) at the house and there was room for everyone to hang out together or have their own space. It's a fabulous house!"
Reviewed on 04/12/2021
Betty
5.0
Outstanding
"Loved everything about this home! We had 4 generations and everyone was comfortable."
Reviewed on 03/07/2021
Sara
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a grand time. The amenities were fantastic. The views were spectacular! In fact, we liked it so much, we have already booked this house again next year!"
Reviewed on 01/14/2021
Katie
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved staying at Bay Street. Such a treasure to stay in a historic property. We were impressed with all of the historic character yet updated conveniences for comfort. There were so many little touches included to make you feel at home. We loved the stay and experience and would recommend to anyone."
Reviewed on 11/25/2020
Angie
5.0
Outstanding
"Our stay there was fantastic. The home is stately and beautiful. The furnishings are peerless in our experience and the kitchen was the most well appointed and useful of any place we have stayed. The condition of the home is over the top. Well done. We will be back."
Reviewed on 10/31/2020
Jill
5.0
Outstanding
"We enjoyed everything about the house - lovely furnishings, comfy beds and pillows, and a very well equipped kitchen. The house is perfectly located. We took long walks every day and the view is wonderful. In fact, coffee on the front porch is a beautiful thing. Thank you for an unforgettable weekend."
Reviewed on 10/27/2020
Elizabeth
5.0
Outstanding
"The house was wonderful! Everything in the house was carefully thought through. We will definitely be back. Thank you sharing your home with us."
Reviewed on 09/22/2020
Merrily
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautifully restored, with modern bathrooms and large, fully equipped kitchen. Beds were very comfortable and the house is immaculately clean."
Reviewed on 09/16/2020
Christie
5.0
Outstanding
"Thank you for letting us stay in such a beautiful home! We enjoyed every minute of our weekend in Beaufort!"
Reviewed on 08/17/2020
James
5.0
Outstanding
"Great house for a family reunion. VERY comfortable for all 9 of us. Everyone raved about the house."
Reviewed on 08/05/2020
Jason
5.0
Outstanding
"We were truly amazed when we arrived to this house! With spectacular views of the waterfront, this home meshed an historic charm with exquisitely renovated features. The kitchen and baths have been exceptionally remodeled, yet the house still maintains that early 1900’s character. The owners exceeded all of our expectations with so many personal touches, and helped create such a remarkable stay. I would highly recommend this home for your next vacation!"
Reviewed on 03/15/2020
Kimberly
5.0
Outstanding
"The occasion for our visit was our youngest son’s graduation from the University of South Carolina. We were immediately charmed both by the immaculate home as well as the gracious welcome package provided by our host. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and having the space and environs to relax between the activities of a busy weekend. The location was convenient and allowed us to take enjoyable walks to see the downtown, attend church, and stroll the neighborhood to look at the beautiful homes. We can’t wait for the next occasion to visit SC and another stay in this wonderful memorable home."
Reviewed on 12/29/2019
Julie and R.
5.0
Outstanding
"Wow ! Wow ! So many wonderful things to write about the 1705 Bay Street house and the hosts the Day family ! It was unbelievable how they thought of everything to make the house warm and inviting and our family Thanksgiving get together one we will always remember ! We can not say enough good things about the beautiful historic house and how it was tastefully renovated to keep the past alive, yet fully modern and comfortable ! The bathrooms are all updated and the kitchen is stunning and was a pleasure to gather together as a family and cook ! With a fully stocked kitchen and a host who greeted us with a welcome basket and a homemade baking treat how could we go wrong ! And then also, on top of that, they somehow knew I would forget to bring flour for the turkey gravy, and they saved the day with a canister of flour in the refrigerator ! (Really, can you have Thanksgiving dinner without gravy? ?) The huge porch with rocking chairs and swing was another gathering place we enjoyed using everyday. The view of the water was incredible and to just be able to step off the porch and walk a few blocks to downtown Beaufort was very convenient. Our whole rental experience was a 6 star one ! And one we will all remember fondly for years ! Thank You for sharing 1705 Bay Street ! Sent from my iPhone"
Reviewed on 12/03/2019
Shannon
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful and elegant is how one would describe this wonderful home. The best VRBO we have ever had. Exceptionally well appointed. Great views. High quality. Kitchen and baths are new, and highly functional. You will not be disappointed. Look forward to staying there again soon."
Reviewed on 11/11/2019
Glenda
5.0
Outstanding
"We absolutely loved the home and are considering when we can return!"
Reviewed on 10/21/2019
Beaufort, Beaufort County, United States
Beaufort, South Carolina
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