Today we have our Hilton Head Homes North Tour. We have lots of homes to see. I’ve got a new thing that I’m going to start doing, which is to only show the first three hours of homes and then, the rest we will be happy to help buyers navigate through all the rest of the homes around. As we get busier representing our buyers and sellers, coming onto our busiest time (Spring), it will be logistically difficult to go see all the homes. Again, feel free to call

Palmetto Hall.

Palmetto Hall, of course, is a landlocked community, but a lot of physicians, teachers, and families live there because it’s close to the hospitals, schools and the library in addition to be located close to the airport. 

9 Clyde Lane is a four-bedroom four bath priced at $649,000. It’s an elegant home with a two-car garage and a cart bay entry. It’s very spacious as you come in the entry, extremely high ceilings and a very spacious, open floor plan. It’s stucco and has very nice curb appeal. The back entrance is nice with a screened in porch and a golf view. 

Right next door we have 11 Clyde Lane with three bedrooms and a two and a half baths for $499,900. This one has composite siding which is maintenance-free. It’s a smaller house and a little more of a low country laid back feel than the other one but priced a bit more aggressively. It also has a nice outdoor space and a bar area which opens up to the back gardens. It was really lovely.

309 Fort Howell Drive is a three bedroom three and a half bath for $565,000. This one is on the main drag. The kitchen doesn’t really appeal to me. It was an okay house, but it just didn’t have anything for me. 

If I had to pick, one of those three, it would be 11 Clyde Lane for the value. 

Hilton Head Plantation.

First, we went to the Headlands neighborhood which is a really popular neighborhood to the left of the main gate. 

The first was 17 Rusty Rail Lane a three-bedroom three bath for $375,000. I was excited about the price, but the problem is that it has a sunken living room, a sunken sunroom, and you have a wooden sort of view with the golf a ways away, but when you look to your right, the two houses kind of wind up facing and taking part of your privacy. It has a basic kitchen with original cabinets and formica tops. It needs a lot of work and again, the sunken living room makes it hard and there is no room for a garage. So, hopefully it will go because it’s priced well, but it’s not one that I would give serious consideration unless you want to put $30-$75K in it. It does have a bit of smell that didn’t make it appealing. 

Also, on Rusty Rail Lane, but on the corner of Fox Den Court, is 2 Fox Den Court with three bedrooms and three baths for $459,900. This one has been redone and has a two-car garage. Effectively it’s a two-bedroom two bath house and then has a mother-in-law suite over the garage. It has its own water heater, AC, and so on. So, you could almost rent it out as a lockout. The main house is one floor with a small but cozy kitchen. It has 8-foot ceilings, but it does have open cathedral in the center and privacy to the back. 

The last one in the Headlands neighborhood was 9 Whispering Pines Court. It has four bedrooms and four and a half baths and is priced at $685,000. When I first saw the price, initially I was thinking it’s a little high but it’s a great house. It’s a newer house on the end of the cul-de-sac and what made this one was it’s a killer view. It’s got a long, lagoon and golf view that is out of this world. It’s a newer house. The only things I didn’t like were that at this price level, I didn’t like that the bathrooms had the plastic shaped tubs that are about as inexpensive as you can get, but it would be easy to fix and put in a shower. At $685,000 I would want it to be in a little better condition on the bathrooms, but it has a beautiful view and again, it’s easier to change the inside than your location and your view.

In Oyster Reef, we had 9 Conservancy Court, a four-bedroom four bath for $699,000. This was a cool house and again on a cul-de-sac. It has a lot of love. It has a two-car garage. It’s a traditional house and is really a nice oasis. You have a ton of privacy in a wooded area. A large home with lots of outdoor space. The pool, which is screened in, opens up to the master. There are lots of little spaces outside with built-ins and fireplaces and a wet bar. I didn’t like that there were tons of different floors that you come in to. There’s tile, one wood floor, another wood floor of the foyer, and carpet. So, there’s tons of different flooring going on, but it’s a nice oasis/paradise and I think I will keep that one on my short list. 

From there I went to 11 Savannah Trail. It’s a three-bedroom two bath home priced at $394,900. What makes this one cool is that the drive to it is quite lovely. It’s light and bright. It’s an entry-level with a one-car garage, but it’s cute as a button and under $400,000. For the right buyer, I enjoyed that one for the love. 

20 Herring Gull Lane is a four-bedroom four and a half bath listed at $1,175,000. I love Hickory Forest. You drive in and it has deep water and when you come through, you look to your left and it’s just a really nice expansive water view and and enclosed neighborhood within Hilton Head Plantation. The water ones get to be in the million-dollar range. This one was okay. What can I say? It had a really amazing view. I did not care for the curb appeal at all. The house is built on the lagoon, but from the master sitting area when you are outside you have the deep-water view to your right which makes it intriguing. It has the rounded windows which is not my favorite. It sort of dates it, but there is a bonus room over the garage. It doesn’t have the best curb appeal, but you do have a cart bay. It has higher ceilings and it’s okay. It just didn’t wow me, but I did like the surprising view because I did not expect to see deep water. So, that was intriguing. 

The other one that was in Hickory Forest is 8 Pelican Watch Court. It’s a four-bedroom four and a half bath priced at $1,299,000. This on has an absolute killer sound view. It’s not well-maintained and that kind of made me sad that someone let the house get as run down as they did. That was sort of disappointing but again, you could tell that people had the best choices back in the day and, you know, high-end things for the time built, but they kind of let this one go. You do have to put some money in it, but you are in the primo location. So, I think I like this one better than Herring Gull. The curb appeal too was a little weird because when you walk up to the front of the house you have the pool to your left in the front which was a little odd. So, that didn’t really appeal to me.

Next, we have 31 Eagle Claw Drive has five bedrooms and five and a half baths and is listed for $789,000. Again, you’ve got a two-car garage and a lot of golf cart bays today, which I found unusual, but this is a big house and it didn’t really appeal to me. There’s nothing else to say. It just didn’t do it for me.

26 Old Fort Drive has five bedrooms and five and a half baths for $819,900. It’s very close with a $30,000 difference to the previous one I just talked about, but it has much better curb appeal to me and is in a better area. It’s closer to the Country Club of Hilton Head and the back gate. I just found it to be in a better location. I found it to be in a better condition. I like that it has a butler’s pantry that welcomes you. The cabinets seem to be in better shape and upgraded. You have a big green lawn in the back yard. You can tell it’s one of the last lots because you don’t have a golf view, but you don’t have golf balls then in your yard, yet you can walk to the golf area if you want and if you have a dog. So, it has nice curb appeal and of the two that were five bedrooms, I like this one more. 

There were two others that I did not go to in Hilton Head Plantation: The first is 32 Fernwood Court with two bedrooms and two baths for $305,000. It’s a good entry-level home and is price okay. It’s centrally located in the Hilton Head Plantation and close to Dolphin Head area. 

And then, we did have a villa and that’s why I didn’t go into those. The Village of Skull Creek #26 has two bedrooms and two baths for $395,000. They are right across from the Country Club of Hilton Head and the Marina, so they are well-liked. 

Indigo Run

Two properties were in Broad Point which is not in Indigo Run per se, but it was developed by the same folks and is on the broad creek side of Marshland Road

46 Wiler’s Creek Way has five bedrooms and five baths and is priced at $1,545,000. It has great curb appeal and a beautiful marsh view. The pool is right there. It’s tastefully and richly done but it’s not overkill. I really like this house and the warmth of it. You know, you can walk right in and everything is on one level with bedrooms upstairs. The master is on the main level. What’s not to like? I really liked it and it’s priced to sell. So, I like that one and I think I’ll put it on the short list. 

The next was 16 Hummock Place which is a four-bedroom four bath two half bath home for $1,799,000. This one is more ornate. You have about ten or 12 stone steps that you have to go up. It’s very ornate and Italian-looking. It has some nice spaces, but you are looking across at Shelter Cove and high-rise buildings and you’re right at the end of Broad Point and so, you’ve got this wooden fence to the native islander’s area. So, that didn’t appeal to me either, but it’s richly appointed and very ornate. It’s not as nice of a view. I think 46 Wiler’s Creek Way is better. 

I did not go to the other homes in Indigo Run but let me share the details of those with you. 

19 Pond Drive has four bedrooms and three baths with two half baths for $788,000. What’s not to like? It seems a little on the high side, but Indigo Run is creeping up there. 

10 Legacy Court is a three-bedroom three bath priced at $684,900. This one has been on recently.

5 Legacy Court is a four-bedroom three and a half bath home listed at $629,000. This one is priced aggressively. 

In the Berwick Green area of Indigo Run, we had 261 Berwick Drive, a four-bedroom four and a half bath for $799,000. Again, you are very close to the marshland gate. 

Windmill Harbor

47 Harbor Passage East is a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $675,000. They keep coming down. I think it’s a little on the high side and has been for sale (higher price) since June 2016. Poor folks. 

40 Millwright Drive is a four-bedroom four bath two half bath for $1,600,000. It’s a very ornate house. It has the bells and whistles and a really nice view. You do hear 278 and if I’m going to spend $1,600,000 but it sure is better than where they started in May 2018 with $1,850,000. I can show you other things for that unless, again, you need a family home. 

Spanish Wells

An extremely unique property for the discerning buyer. 82 Brams Point Road. I think it was at $6,500,000 and had that $4,000,000 lot that you could also buy. It’s on the tip of Brams Point. It’s a four-bedroom four and a half bath for $5,900,000. If you need something special, it has three docks and a lovely Lowcountry house. I’d have to ask 20 questions before I would guide you toward this one but it there is a buyer for every home. I just want to preface that because I’m not trying to steer one way or another. 

Off Plantation

We had a few in different neighborhoods well represented this time around. 

18 Sterling Point Drive is in the Oak View Neighborhood right off Spanish Wells Road. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $597,500. It’s a tight neighborhood but this has a killer marsh view, high-end stuff, nice colors, and you go up every level for some living space. The only thing I didn’t like was the pedestal sinks in the master. Even though you have two sinks, there is nowhere to put your things down. So, the master bath was not what I would expect or wish for.

The other one in the Oak View neighborhood was 82 Gold Oak Drive. It has three bedrooms and two and a half baths and is listed at $325,000. 

In the popular family Neighborhood of Crosswinds, we have 21 Crosswinds Drive, a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $529,000.

Right next door you have 19 Crosswinds drive which has four bedrooms and three and a half baths and is priced at $569,000. 

Then, 21 Mossy Oaks Lane is a three-bedroom two and a half bath for $585,000.

In the Carolina Isles Neighborhood, we have 4 Dewees Lane, a three-bedroom three bath home priced at $324,900. 24 Sullivan’s lane has three bedrooms and three baths for $324,900. 118 Ocracoke Lane is a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $379,900.

Victoria Square 9 Victoria Square Drive is a four-bedroom three and a half bath for $375,000. Right next door is 11 Victoria Square Drive, a three-bedroom three and a half bath for $389,900.

10 Shear water Drive is a four-bedroom four and a half bath listed at $735,000. It’s a development that bombed after the recession and it’s trying to make a comeback.

14 Collier Beach Road is off of Singleton Beach. There are big rentals and mostly all vacation homes side to side with no tree division over there. It has six bedrooms and six baths for $2,495,000.

I think that about covers everything that I saw today. I would have to say that 9 Conservancy Court was a favorite. I also liked 46 Wiler’s Creek Way. Again, as buyer’s agents or people representing folks wanting the Hilton Head lifestyle, having been here 48 years I think it’s important to ask a lot of questions. How do you want to live? Tell me about your family. Tell me about what you do in your free time. Are you out and about and active very much or when you get home, do you just sit and prefer to live somewhere a little further away than the hubbub so to speak? What’s important, high quality or view? There are tons of questions I like to ask. 

So, please just remember that these are just what I’ve seen on the tour. Feel free to contact me or one of my associates anytime and we will ask questions to help find you the right place. 

Hilton Head is an extraordinary fabulous place to live. There is so much to do, something for everyone. The retirees here do not let moss grow under their feet. The young family community is also very tight knit.  Lots for the kids to do and it’s just wonderful living for all age groups and people loving to live life, life abundantly. 

Feel free to call and just peruse our website. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day. 

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ochsner

(8430 816-6388