As a lover of the South Carolina coast from Cherry Grove to Hilton Head one of my favorite towns to visit is Bluffton, SC. This was my fourth visit but the first to stay in Bluffton. Previous visits had been day trips from Hilton Head. Each visit has resulted in learning history of the area, finding new eating establishments, and experiencing the hospitality of the folks who have the privilege to call Bluffton home. Our accommodations (White House) were excellent and filled with local history as the house is a 1920's hunting lodge "saved" by the owners from an adjacent plantation. The White House is a mix of modern conveniences, low country architecture, and and (awe inspiring sunrises and sunsets) a salt marsh, palmetto trees, and low hanging Spanish moss. The hospitality of the owners was exceptional. If you visit Old Town Bluffton you must have lunch or dinner at the Old Town Dispensary. I love shrimp and grits and will endorse the OTD as having the best I have ever eaten. If you need a retreat this property is it. I really hate writing this review as more folks will find this "home away from home" tranquil respite.
We had four glorious days in this clean , comfortable plantation cottage . This home , (and it did feel like our home ) is steeped in history . The cottage was relocated to it's present location to prevent demolition . The cottage is totally updated with crown molding , new windows, neutral paints and the latest appliances . The owners have been careful to preserve the 12 inch baseboard that frames the original oak flooring . Our view as we enjoyed our morning coffee was sheer bliss . The half veranda style back porch is flanked with live oaks hanging with Spanish moss , the birds greeted the morning with song ,no automobiles or city noise could be heard . Located at the back about thirty feet from the porch is a salt march where we watched the orange sunrise cast golden hues on the sweet grass and reeds of the marsh ! We all look forward to our next visit at the White House cottage !