Lovely Loft Retreat in the Heart of the Historic District


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This wonderful property sleeps 6 or 7 and is perfect for those who want the true Beaufort experience. Anything that is 'Downtown Beaufort' is easily accessible by foot. Galleries, historic tours, unique shopping, Beaufort's best restaurants and coffee shops, and even an exercise room are at your fingertips. The lovely Waterfront Park is within a block. Southern history and hospitality abounds.

This historic space has been recognized by the Historic Beaufort Foundation as a significant, contributing building in this, South Carolina's largest Historic District. Most of the architectural elements are original and have been professionally restored.

The owners' areas of expertise are interior design and painting. They have created an invitingly comfortable space that is a cross between LowCountry and Restoration Hardware with touches of Luxury. Interesting accessories from all over the world, several very interesting and unique furniture items, as well as, 600 thread count sheets will spoil you.

24 huge windows create a light airy atmosphere and give you the feeling that you're living in the trees.

You have your own private parking spot, just steps from the front door.

10 foot ceilings...original.

Original heart pine floors.

Original art everywhere.

New walk in shower in master bath.

Large, lush area rugs.

And best of all...the feeling of spaciousness within the almost 2,000 sq. ft.

There is a 32 inch flat screen television in the living area, a second TV in master bedroom ,internet access, and a new washer/dryer right off the master bedroom, which, by the way, is extremely quiet,

being entirely off the road.

There is a binder in the living area with maps, menus, tours, and our personal recommendations.

The owners are also interested in Home Swaps, anywhere but especially in the following areas:

Bryce Canyon area of Utah

British Columbia, Canada

Kauai, Maui, Hawaii


Provence, Spain, Italy...

They are are also interested in longer term rentasl (several months) as is evident in their very reasonable monthly rate.

You will enjoy this unique opportunity to experience the essence of Beaufort and the LowCountry


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Lovely place

Lana's loft is very comfortable, attractive, and is smack dab in the middle of town. It was a great fit for us.

Visited on "February - 2017


Perfect for us, two couples and one other adult. We did not cook, but kitchen fully stocked. Very nicely furnished and great location. We could walk to everything. Loved our dinners at Breakwater and Saltus. Our blue carriage driver was so nice and very informative. I highly recommend her. Our long walks and quiet time made for a most relaxing stay. Thanks

Visited on "November - 2016

Highest recommendation

Recommend without hesitation for any visit to Beaufort. Spacious, very clean, well maintained, exceptionally comfortable beds and beautifully decorated.

Visited on "October - 2016

Loved ArtLoft in downtown Beaufort!

Perhaps because of my own artistic sensibilities, I absolutely loved ArtLoft! It is a spacious early twentieth century structure, decorated with an artist's eye, filled with light from its many windows, and had everything we needed (including washer/dryer). An added bonus (for myself, my daughter and my son's girlfriend) was the original artwork on the walls, some beautifully rendered by Lana Hefner, the owner of the property. The wonderful old glass and wood bookcase in the dining area had a treasure trove of books, with something for everyone. Location, location, location is another reason I loved the rental: I stepped out the door into downtown Beaufort, within easy walking distance to shops, galleries and restaurants on Bay Street (the main drag) and the very nicely done River Walk area. The neighborhood across the street from the building that housed the rental was lovely and included historical landmark homes. About a mile and a half away is the paved Spanish Moss Trail (installed where an old railway line used to be) where my husband and I enjoyed an early morning bike ride, which included some beautiful low country views. Hunting Island Beach was an easy 30 minute drive away. We just happened to come the weekend of the decades running Beaufort Water Festival, which began the night of our arrival with a performance down at the River Walk by the Marine Corp band and fireworks over the water. Having read in reviews that for the Carteret Street side rooms, vehicle noise could be a problem at times during the first part of the evening, I came armed at bedtime with ear plugs. Also, to access the apartment on the second floor, a long interior staircase has to be climbed; not for folks with knee, hip or leg issues. I hope that we can stay at ArtLoft again someday!

Visited on "July - 2016

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