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April Childress

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english, some French . . .

Book now for spring/summer '17! Birders' paradise, pet-friendly, cozy, rural.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Knowles Island Plantation vacation cottage rental

2 Br, 2 Bath, sleeps 4+, with sunrise views over Broad River marsh

Great central location for exploring or birding the SC Lowcountry: easy access to National Wildlife Refuges, ACE Basin, and golf courses; approximately a half-hour from Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Parris Island; 45 minutes from Savannah, just a hop-and-skip from I-95.

Broadview Cottage nestles in a unique community just 5 miles off I-95 (SC exit 28, Coosawhatchie). Palm Key is a quiet, casual gathering of cottages which invites the visitor to enjoy the lovely peace of the woods, pond, and Broad River marshes. Our cottage offers visitors the opportunity to escape into nature, to leave the bustling world behind--while being conveniently located for visits to nearby beaches, golf courses, and shopping in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, and Savannah.

Entertainment nearby or on site:

* Take day trips to nearby travel destinations: Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Hunting Island, Parris Island, the Penn Center, Savannah, and more (you’ll find brochures at the cottage, or, on I-95, stop at the SC Welcome Center or Exit 33’s Frampton Plantation Visitor’s Center for information)

* Golf at Hilton Head and other courses

* Kayak the nearby Broad River or any of the other local lovely salt creeks and black water rivers (by special arrangement, kayaks, paddles, and life vests may be available, depending on height of the tide during your visit)

* Walk on site--there are nature trails and road around the freshwater pond, and a short drive or bike ride away, there’s the “trestle road,” a former railroad bed (now just gravel) that juts out across the marsh and ends at the Broad River

* Fish in the pond or at the nearby pier

* Wander along the marsh and in Palm Key’s Mystical Park with oyster-shell labyrinth

* Bird along the marsh and nearby marsh islands—this area has around 250 species to be seen, depending on time of year—for example, painted buntings, pine warblers, wood storks, eagles, osprey, egrets, pelicans, and screech owls.

* Bring your camera and enjoy the outdoors

Broadview Cottage was designed to encourage visitors to look out—a wide expanse of windows in each room gives onto marsh views, with live oaks covered in Spanish moss, to the sun rising over the Broad River, to wood storks soaring.

Our wide porch invites you to relax with a book in the swing or chat with friends over drinks. Inside, the open floor plan encourages conversation, relaxation, and visiting.

Cottage easily sleeps six . . .

* 2 bedrooms; each with one queen-sized bed

* Living room has a queen-sized sleeper sofa

* Twin-sized air mattress

Handi-capable

* Ramp to front door

* All on one level

* Walk-in shower with fold-down seat and grab-bars

Fully-stocked kitchen ready for real cooks to prepare real meals!

* full-sized stove

* full-sized refrigerator

* microwave

* dishwasher

* coffee maker and French press

* toaster

* crock pot

* regular and immersion blenders

* pots, cookie sheets, cake pans, roasting pans, casserole dishes, cutting boards, mixing bowls, etc.

* fully-stocked drawers with all the necessities and more for cooking a meal and washing up

* cookbooks

* pantry with spices and staples

* place settings for 10, glasses, wine glasses, etc.

* table linens—placemats, napkins

Comfy open living and dining areas

* dining table with pull-out leaves that comfortably seats six

* comfy little recliners and sofa

* bookcase with a selection of fiction and non-fiction

* ample reading lights

* wall of windows looking onto the Broad River marsh

* guitar

* antiques with family history

* ceiling fan

* carpet

2 Bedrooms with adjoining baths, and

* doors leading directly onto wide porch

* wall of windows looking onto the Broad River marsh

* one queen-sized bed

* night tables with reading lamps

* dresser and closet (hangers provided)

* sheets provided

* ceiling fan

* carpet

2 Baths

* one walk-in shower with fold-down seat and grab-bars

* one tub and shower combo

* lots of places to hang towels

* plenty of towels and washcloths

* an iron

* hair-dryer

Large Marsh-front Porch

* two swings

* three ceiling fans

* delightful sunrise views of the Broad River marsh, which is just steps away from the cottage

* sweet little café table at which to share a sunrise cup of coffee

And more . . .

* wireless access in the cottage and on the porch

* laundry room with full-sized washer and dryer and clothesline

* smoke-free environment

* kid-friendly with plenty of board games and safe areas for bike riding

* quiet community away from the hustle and bustle of town: children can play outside, visitors can walk the roads or communal property or nature trails

* stargazing is a delight, as there’s no light pollution at Palm Key. Roads are not lighted at night (bring a flashlight!)

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
April Childress (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, some French . . .

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Yemassee, SC
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Jasper's Porch or Fiddler's Seafood, Ridgeland
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
The Sands at Port Royal (33 mins)
Car: necessary

Broadview Cottage nestles in a unique community just 5 miles off I-95 (SC exit 28, Coosawhatchie). Palm Key is a quiet, casual gathering of cottages which invites the visitor to enjoy the lovely peace of the woods, pond, and Broad River marshes. Located at the headwaters of the Broad River, Knowles Island (formerly Deloss) is the largest island of the area's chain of salt marsh islands. Cottages offer visitors the opportunity to escape into nature, to leave the bustling world behind.

The roads in our community are quiet, draped in Spanish moss, and mostly used by folks walking dogs or riding their bikes. You can take your fishing pole down to the pond and spend an afternoon, or walk bedside the marsh with your binoculars or spotting scope. Look for tiny land crabs in the leaf litter or fiddler crabs in the pluff mud. If you brought your camera, go explore the nature trail, or check out the reflections in the pond. Look for egrets and wood storks over the marsh.

When you are ready to go places, it’s easy. Just hop in the car and go. Our glass-topped coffee-table is our concierge, full of information and brochures about local events and cool, interesting places to go.

* Take day trips to nearby travel destinations: Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head, Hunting Island, Parris Island, the Penn Center, Savannah, and more (you’ll find brochures at the cottage, or, on I-95, stop at the SC Welcome Center or Exit 33’s Frampton Plantation Visitor’s Center for information)

* Golf at Hilton Head and other courses.

* Kayak the nearby Broad River or any of the other local lovely salt creeks and black water rivers (by special arrangement, kayaks, paddles, and life vests are available)

* Bird along the marsh and nearby marsh islands—this area has around 250 species to be seen, depending on time of year—Painted Buntings, the endangered Wood Stork, Eagles, Osprey, Egrets, Owls, and more.

* Fish at the nearby pier, on the trestle road about a mile and a half away. Or take our cast-net out and try for shrimp. Or get together a few chicken necks and try for local blue crabs!

* Walk on site--there are nature trails and road around the freshwater pond, and a short drive or bike ride away, there’s the “trestle road,” a former railroad bed (now just gravel) that juts out across the marsh and ends at the Broad River.

* Fish on site at our pond.

* Wander along the marsh and in Palm Key’s Mystical Park with oyster-shell labyrinth.

* Stargaze on the dark nights (there is no light pollution at Palm Key).

* Enjoy assorted games for ages ranging from 4-94: Backgammon, Battleship, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Clue, Scattergories, Scrabble, Sequence, Clue, Cranium, and more.

* Read from the owners’ library of fiction and non-fiction—some best-sellers, some mysteries, some adventures, some golf, some classics, some reference, some natural history, some Southern and SC.

* Keep up with your favorite teams and shows on our satellite TV.

* Sit on the porch swing and thinking of nothing but how rested and relaxed you feel!

Broadview Cottage’s location gives you a great opportunity to explore the lowcountry widely or close-up. Visit local attractions and small towns during the day, but come back to our retreat in the evenings. Palm Key was founded for folks who wanted a retreat, who want time to reflect, to create, to relax, remember, and enjoy what’s good about life.

Come see for yourself!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Knowles Island Plantation, South Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
True 4-month Seasonal
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
90 night minimum stay
C$2,125
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$212
C$1,195
C$2,656
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$46
Refundable Damage Deposit C$199

Tax and normal cleaning fees are included in the rental price. The refundable security deposit will be returned within a week after your visit, after the cottage has been cleaned and any damages or extra cleaning fees have been assessed. Pet fee listed is per pet per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Knowles Island Plantation

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicapped accessible: walk-in shower, seat, & grab bars.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plenty of storage and hanging space for your toiletries, etc
  • Both baths were outfitted with comfort and ease-of-use in mind. * lots of places to hang towels * plenty of towels and washcloths * an iron * hair dryer The red bathroom (#1) is roomy and accessible for guests needing a sit-down shower or grab-bars. Shower adjusts to handheld or mounted. In the red bath, roomy open shelves near the sink hold towels with room left over for your own things. In the yellow bath, we've provided both wall shelves and wicker drawers to hold your bath goodies. Both baths have plenty of hanging space for robes and towels. Don't be surprised to find hand-made soaps; soap-making is one of April's hobbies!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bed is low and accessible for guests with mobility issues.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bed is low and accessible for guests with mobility issues.
  •  doors leading directly onto wide porch  wall of windows looking onto the Broad River marsh  one queen-sized bed  night tables with reading lamps  dresser and closet (hangers provided)  sheets provided  ceiling fan  carpet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
Notes:
Four-legged guests up-to-date on shots and flea treatments are accommodated with pleasure. We provide large metal pet bowls, pet treats, soft bed for smaller animals, two fleece blankets with which to cover the furniture, litter box and scoop (and starter bag of litter), toys, and a welcoming neighborhood. (Your pet should bring his own leash.) In 2014, we added a wooden gate to our porch so that pets could enjoy being outside without being in danger of wandering off into the marsh. (Please do not leave your pet on the porch when you're not there.) We want Fido or Miss Kitty to feel as welcome as you do!