Today is Wednesday, September 9th, 2020. And we have the Central Tour of Hilton Head Island. 

Palmetto Dunes

The first home I went to in Palmetto Dunes was on the Inverness side. 14 Hunt Club Court has four bedrooms and four and a half baths and is listed for $1,399,900. You might as well say $1,400,000, correct? I was surprisingly excited about this house. They had a great pool with a firepit, pavers that went to the dock, high, smooth ceilings, and has been very well maintained. You can tell it hasn't been on the rental market. It's in really great condition and located on a cul-de-sac of a nice, quiet street and close enough to the beach to bike. The only negative was that you looked over to Queens Folly, because there was a large open space on the other side of the lagoon which showed bikers and walkers on Queens Folly. That's easily corrected with grass and other foliage. I love the location and setting, and for a first one, I was pleasantly surprised.

Next in Palmetto Dunes, I actually broke my own rule and went to a condo. I hadn't been in a Villamare in a long time. 1509 Villamare Villas has two bedrooms and two baths and is listed for $638,000. This was on the top floor. Obviously, it has an ocean view. Villamare Condos have gotten a little old in the metal exterior stairs and such. I took the steps all the way up and saw a lot of rust, etc. And when you walk into this unit, to the right, you saw the tub that's in one of the bedrooms. It's just in the middle of the room. I think it's such an old layout, and the people haven't done anything to this. The kitchen was updated maybe 15 years ago or something. It's got the dark wood. But also, when you look, the way it's angled is towards the Marriott. So, I didn't really care for the view at ocean front. I liked being in the penthouse, way up high. 

On the Mariner's side of Palmetto Dunes, I went to 43 Offshore, which has five bedrooms and four and a half baths and is listed for $950,000. When you walk into this house, you had to be careful because you had steps going down, and to the left when you went down the hallway, it has steps going down. It's very choppy. There are old cabinets in the kitchen. I couldn't see a lot of the house because they're painting the exterior and all the plastic was around. Why would you have a tour and have that kind of impression? Why not cancel it and put it on three weeks from now? So, that didn't impress me very much. And Offshore is very far from the beach. I would rather wait until I could spend a little more and then go for Hunt Club Court number 14.

Port Royal 

First, at Port Royal, I went to 20 Tabby Road. This home has four bedrooms and two and a half baths and is listed for $825,000. I love the setting. The lot in itself is spectacular. You're on the end of a cul-de-sac, and as you drive and meander down the driveway, you have these specimen live oaks that drape over the driveway. It was just very low-country and magical. And when you go up the steps, the golf course is to your right - the green - which was very cool. And when you come in the house, it's a low-country home, very cozy, and you had the beautiful marsh towards the back, which was very cool. Again, what I liked the most about that was the setting. The home, per se, wasn't my favorite. But I don't really like the low-country style as much—or it's more the southern one. 

Next, in Port Royal, was 34 Scarborough Head Road with five bedrooms and four baths listed for $1,198,000. This was all one level. If you look at the main photo, the curb appeal is just old-school 70s. But surprisingly, the inside was very, very cool. It has a poured concrete or glossy type of floor. You could easily float a luxury vinyl on top of it if that wasn't your thing. The pool was in great shape. It had an excellent kitchen that was newly done with a gas stove. There was a large laundry room. It has a nice setting close to the beach, a good pool, a nice background area, and a spacious master bedroom and all on one floor. I would say the biggest negative was that even though there was a very good bedroom separation, three of the bedrooms shared two bathrooms. They were both not en suite, and that kind of was unfortunate. But I loved the master wing. It's a great home if you could overlook the non-en suite guest bath bedrooms and the curb appeal. It has a two-car garage and is very spacious. It was a cool house. 

Long Cove

In Long Cove, we had one home and that was 1 Oak Point Landing Road. This home has five bedrooms, four and a half baths and is listed for $2,999,500. Oak Point Landing is my favorite street in Long Cove with most of the homes on the water. This home is right next to the recreation center, so if you're sitting outside, if someone's having a party in the community, that would affect you. But it has amazing water views. The kitchen was open and had a lot of browns and yellows. The master bedroom was upstairs. There was one guest bedroom downstairs. But it wouldn't really be considered a master bedroom. And then, the upstairs master had his and hers closets with a window overlooking the water on his side, but I was too short to be able to enjoy that water view. It had good closets and a big master suite. It was just a very unique design. Obviously, someone would have to make it their own and tweak some of the decorating. It is a great address. It seems a little on the high side for the work that it needs. But it's a lovely home for that discerning buyer. 

And then, off gated communities, we had 2 Collier Beach Road. Five bedrooms and five and a half baths. It's listed for $2,295,000. 

In the entry level near the high school and elementary school, we had 214 Caesar Place with three bedrooms and two and a half baths listed for $314,500. That's in a little gate community of Allenwood. It has a really good price point for entry level. 

So, all in all, there are some great homes out there. There was a home that was cancelled at the last minute. I'm taking it, since it's an agent's house, that it was put under contract. And that was 9 Harrogate Drive. That home has four bedrooms and four and a half baths. It's listed for $1,265,000.

I would have to say even though I saw two cool houses in Port Royal, they're kind of tough sales because of their uniqueness. So, I would probably pick 14 Hunt Club Court as my tour favorite because of its great condition. You can rent it out or live in it, have it as a second home as these sellers did. And just put some green out so you don't see the Queens Folly Road on your backyard. I love the dock and the backyard. 

So, that wraps it up for the tour of Central Hilton Head today. We've been putting great things under contract, and we love to be advocates for people looking and learning about Hilton Head Island. So, if you have any questions on real estate or are considering purchasing here either as a second home, vacation, or primary residence to retire or work, please consider

Respectfully submitted, 

Susan Ochsner
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