Today's Tour had twenty properties to see, 12 homes and 8 villas. I don't go into the villas unless I have a buyer in that range and preference but I will not mention them as a favorite. :) Hope you understand.

Anyways, the two off-plantation were villas and one was HH Resort and another Summerfield. I can give you information on these if you are interested. Long Cove had three homes in a broad price range, 9 Foot Pint Road, 2 Dalton Court and 20 Strawberry Hill Road. Foot Point was gorgeous and a builders personal residence. Wow. Priced at $965,000 its yours. 2 Dalton Court was lovely appointed and at $575,000 with 3111 sq. ft., it was move in ready. 20 Strawberry Hill was at $489,000 but needed a LOT of work. Beautiful view though and priced well for Long Cove, one of the most exclusive and golf paradises on the island. So then we had Palmetto Dunes/Leamington. Four homes and three Villas. I just went to the homes. 15 S. Shore Place at $1,995,000 I thought was pricey driving up to the home. Once I got there and saw the quality, view, location. I was wowed. This one will be a contender. Contemporary open feel and just plain gorgeous and unique and tucked away in cut-del-sac. The saw what looked like a flip on 5 Downwind. 44 Full Sweep had a great floor plan and view, if 278 and cars going by is not an issue, this one is priced well and good floor plan. 9 East Wind was a very beautiful Ocean Front that I loved the layout and appointments. The door handles were the same I have in a home I own. Contemporary, solid and so the attention to detail on this home, despite being a rental property makes it also a contender. Hmmmm, getting tougher.

Port Royal had two homes today that both were great: 5 Heyward Place at $1,350,000 as second row ocean and 16 Yardley Lane at $699,000 - easy maintenance home with also small view down the road to beach. Obviously Heyward had more sq. footage, higher ceilings, open floor plan and 4 bedrooms versus a 3 bedroom patio lot easy care home. Hmmm again, both can be great - depends on pocket book and willingness to update/paint etc.

Saw some great villas in Shipyard but they cannot make the pick: 188 Beachwalk Villas, 3B Hamilton (completely gutted and kitchen in new area), and 1904 Shipmaster (cute). Finally, Wexford had three homes on tour ranging from $675,000 to $1,929,000 for 20  Wexford on the Green (water view and small but very good), 8 Bridgetown Road ($899,000 with choppy floor plan but beautifully appointed and infinity pool and nice golf view) to a great family home that has been added and renovated to a "T" for $1,929,000.

So mulling them all over in my head, I would say 15 S. Shore wins out. Dramatic, great contemporary feel, close to ocean in a quite community that is quite popular now. Port Royal ones were a close second. I guess I am getting antsy for beach weather! 

Please call your Realtor to see these and any other homes on Hilton Head Island. If you don't have a favorite Realtor, I would love to be Your Hilton Head Agent - contact me today!

Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Ochsner