Today we had our Central Open House Tour. 

We started in Port Royal.

Port Royal, as you all know, is the last beach community before you get to the sound moving south to north of Hilton Head Island. It’s a private community with no commercial entities. We had nine homes to look at in Port Royal today.

The first was 13 Donax, four-bedroom four bath listed for $1,149,000. You’ve got your master upstairs. There is a lot of up and down including going into the master closet. The kitchen was okay. It had a large laundry room and no garage. It seemed a bit high, but it was beach-oriented. 

38 Fairway Winds place has four bedrooms and four baths and is priced at $688,000. This home sits on a patio lot area and is also close to the beach. It is a little newer, but all of the carpets were really dirty and I found the bath and cabinets in the kitchen were low end. I think it should be priced closer to $649,000 like the other Fairway Winds that is on the market. 

Next, we had 6 Planters Row. It’s a five-bedroom five and a half bath priced at $1,699,000. You do have a peek of the beach from the home. Planters Row is also close to the Beach Club. It’s a lovely street. This one is a custom-built home and has a lovely open kitchen and it’s very contemporary. The only thing I didn’t like was the view of the house next door. It needs some planting or something to give you some privacy. It is tasteful and has high-end cabinetry and a decent space with a garage and so on.

40 Ocean Point South has four bedrooms and three baths and is listed for $2,050,000. Ocean Point is one of the last developments that was put in Port Royal. The houses are kind of jimmied in there together. So, it’s not my favorite but it is on the beach and close to the newly built beach club. This one had tile countertops, which is something I’ve just never understood. It seems a bit expensive for what you are getting and knowing that for $400,000 more you can get quite a killer house on Salt Spray. So, this one won’t make the short list. 6 Planter’s Row might because it’s a unique house.

We also had 42 Ocean Point South. It’s a six bedroom five and a half bath for $1,599,000. This is extremely well-built. It’s kind of like a Cape Cod house. It’s a little choppy and they really didn’t optimize the view in the space. It’s as though the architect just did the CAD on the computer. It’s just not what I would think about for a house down here, but it is extremely well-built. So, if someone is looking for quality, you can certainly add 42 Ocean Point to your list.

13 Sovereign Drive is a four-bedroom three and a half bath priced at $1,345,000. This one was on the market half a year ago. It’s the one I talked about that had the French look to it. It has a very nice front garden with a little area where you could have some tea. It has a cool enclosed pool in the back. The kitchen is kind of small but it’s a nice kitchen. It’s a more formal house. Again, it’s got the appeal of the French provincial look. It’s priced okay for Port Royal these days.

8 Everglade Place is a four-bedroom five and a half bath for $3,499,000. It has an exceptional marsh view. Knowing what 10 Everglade Place went with, and that was from a custom builder as a primary property that was added on to. 8 Everglad is a brand-new build and tastefully done home with spectacular marsh view. The master is beyond anything I've seen for a while and master bath is quite large It has very high-end tile backsplash work in the bathroom and the kitchen. For this money, you can almost have oceanfront and its a gorgeous house but for a marsh view, seems a bit pricey. The folks built it with the idea they were going to move in 2 years and take profit. Well built but still sounds a bit high. Nevertheless, it is a brand new house and richly appointed with marsh view. I don't even think Sea Pines would be that expensive. 

21 Royal Crest Drive has three bedrooms and three and a half baths for $649,000. This one has also been on the market before and it’s got the sunken living space. You’d have to blow out the kitchen a little bit, but I think it’s got tremendous potential. I think the only other thing is that the upstairs has a little roundabout set of stairs that are just not ideal. So, you’d have to have some imagination, but I think it’s priced pretty well at that price. You’ll get a lot of square footage for the price, but it does need a good $100,000 to $150,000 put into it on the conservative side. 

Last for Port Royal is 4 Marketplace Drive. It’s also in the Robber’s Row area of Port Royal. Nice golf view and is large and spacious priced at $756,000. It is a three bedroom three and a half bath. Again, there’s nothing wrong with it. It’s not in a location that speaks to me for Port Royal, but it has that price point that people are looking for.

Long Cove

Started at 2 Dalton Court which has four bedrooms and three baths and is priced at $519,000. This one has been on the market before. I don’t like the yellow walls but that is an easy fix. It’s a nice setup and if you could get this one for under $500,000 even though Long Cove has a high initiation of $20,000 and annual POA of $12,000 you get a lot of house with it if you can get it nearer to $500,000 and do a little updating. It has good curb appeal. 

The next one was 8 Retreat Lane, a four-bedroom four bath for $609,000. I like it but not as much as the other one. I don’t like the type of windows it has. It’s very inexpensive looking. So, I didn’t care for it much.

Last was 8 Chelsea Court with four bedrooms and five baths. It is listed at $749,000. It has a funky floorplan and dark colors. It really has a smell. So, there’s nothing about this house I like and it’s off of the main beaten path in a little cul-de-sac-like offshoot. So, I didn’t even care for the location. 

If I had to pick one in Long Cove, it would be 2 Dalton Court. 

Palmetto Dunes

12 Brigantine has six bedrooms and five and a half baths for $3,750,000. What can you say? It is oceanfront. ok older home.

19 Armada is a four-bedroom four and a half bath for $3,250,000. It has a newer kitchen but it’s a dated house and also on the Mariner’s side. 

2 Strath Court. What is cool about it is that it’s on the lagoon system. So, if you want something unique it has that along with three bedrooms and two and a half baths and is listed at $649,000. It needs some updating, but at that price it’s to be expected. 

14 Whelk Street on Bradley Beach is a five-bedroom five bath priced at $1,900,000 and oceanfront. It is not in a gated community.


19 Wicklow Drive. It’s a four-bedroom five bath home with two half baths and is priced at $1,580,000. It’s a very ornate house. I did not care for it. So, it’s not one that I would go for. 

Now to the Villas:

36 Palmetto Bay villa, a two-bedroom one bath for $150,000. 

In Palmetto Dunes we had 224 Captain’s quarter’s villa, a two-bedroom two bath for $489,000. 

57 Fazio Villa is a three-bedroom three bath listed at $426,500. Those are central and good for people that like to play tennis.

2104 Newport Villa is a two-bedroom two bath for $370,000. Those have gotten higher in price since the new community park in Shelter Cove. Newport Villa is great for professionals. It’s in an automatic gate community and right across from the Shelter Cove shopping area.  

806 Ocean Cove Villa is a three-bedroom three bath for $549,500. It’s really close to the beach. It does need work. 

An entry-level in Palmetto Dunes is 544 Queen’s Grant Villa. It has two bedrooms and two baths for $354,000. 

1767 Saint Andrews Common Villa is a two-bedroom two bath for $319,000. These are also great entry-level into Palmetto Dunes. 

Last is 7519 Yacht Club Villas is a two-bedroom three bath for $410,000. It is over there in the Shelter Cove area which is really nicely built. 

Shipyard had 107 Townhouse Tennis is a three-bedroom three bath for $435,000. Then, 16 Townhouse Tennis is a three-bedroom three bath for $409,000. 

So, that’s it for tour. Again, my buyer’s agents can help you with anything and will gladly represent you to help find you the perfect place on Hilton Head Island. So, feel free to give us a call or email us at any time. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you and have a great day!
Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner