America’s Best Seaside Inns 

Jul 31, 2016

It’s said that a wise man doesn’t have a boat; he has friends with boats. Substitute “mansion” for “boat” and you’re in Beaufort, South Carolina, at Anchorage 1770 and in the welcoming embrace of Amy and Frank Lesesne, your friends who hand you the keys to their mansion. And what a mansion—built from tabby, a concrete made of lime, sand, and oyster shells of the South Carolina Lowcountry—this tawny Federalist beauty with soaring white columns earned its sobriquet as “The Queen of the Bay,” perched as it is along a crescent of waterfront adjacent to Beaufort’s bustling, historic downtown. With the same joie de vivre that motivated the couple to buy and painstakingly renovate the home starting in 2014, the Lesesnes hang out and play ultimate hosts, setting you up on excursions like a tasting tour of Beaufort, fly fishing on local waters, or a paddleboard exploration of the historic harbor. Ponder your good fortune while you stretch out on a four-poster bed and glimpse the sparkle of the Beaufort River from your window. You do have the best friends...

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Source: Coastal Living Magazine