Today we have the Hilton Head Realtor Tour for the South End. Despite it being the middle of the summer, we still have some great homes adn villas to see. We have 13 homes in Sea Pines, six villas in the Harbour Town area and at the Ocean Course and one house outside of the gates in Ashton Cove. So, let’s get started.

Sea Pines 

Because we had our meeting at a Harbourwood villa that is coming on the market very soon, I first went to 213 Twin Oak Villas. The price is $675,000 for a three-bedroom three bath Twin Oaks. I found it to be very enticing since the other one on the market is at $795,000. Of course, once I got there, I saw that it is beautifully done. They did a new renovation with high-end everything. It looks gorgeous. It really does. I love every appointment that they’ve done. The problem is, you don’t really have a view of the golf course at all and you are sitting right on Plantation Drive. However, some people trade off location for quality and the price is very fair. 

Next is 76 Baynard Cove Road. It’s a three-bedroom two and a half bath listed at $895,000. Baynard Cove can take an 895,000-dollar house. So, I went in with no preconceived notions. It has beautiful curb appeal. It sits really far back. Everything is on one lane. It’s really, really nicely done. However, it seems very expensive for what you have. It really is perfect with the Savannah brick. I just find the third bedroom to not really be a third bedroom. You have a step down when you come in. You almost can’t see it because the floors are so dark that you almost miss the transition. So, you’ve got the sunken living room. Everything is beautifully appointed but again, for its size, which is less than 2,000 sq. ft., I find it to be a little on the high side to be quite frank. But again, it’s a nice turnkey and ready to go unit. 

5 Wren Drive is a four-bedroom five bath priced at $1,199,000. This one was a nice surprise. What’s nice about Wren Drive is that it is right across the street from Tower Beach which is the local beach. This was a very cool house. Please don’t look at the furnishings but it has tabby walls, which is fabulous, and great lighting and architecture. It has a garage. The open space is wonderful. Every bedroom had great separation and was the furthest apart from each other. My only concern about this house is the elevation and that the rooms downstairs are nonconforming. Granted, we’re going to have new flood maps coming soon. It has a new roof. If you just imagine it without the furniture in it, this is a very cool house and I love its custom work and its uniqueness and its tremendous potential. It sits on the lagoon. It does not have a pool but that would be an easy addition. It’s right near South Beach. So, you might as well just ride your bike and go to the South Beach pool. That was my take. 

9 Scaup Court is a three-bedroom three bath listed at $899,000. This has a really good location. It needs to be updated and is over 2,000 sq. ft. It’s priced okay. It could be an interesting one for someone. 

3 Fern Court is a two-bedroom three bath for $599,000. This home is in Greenwood Forest and it’s a rarity with its two-car garage. The one thing I noticed is that when I drove up to it, you’re kind of squeezed in on the cul-de-sac but the garage goes straight into the house. It has high ceilings. I love the wood floors. I don’t like the transition of the large foyer and the large master. I mean, the rooms are huge. You could repurpose that thing. It has a really nice view and is priced well. This one might make the short list just because of its price point. 

10 Willow Oak Road West has three bedrooms and two baths and is listed at $595,000. I got a little excited about this one. I think the grandchildren were at the house. So, it was a little hard to see. Everything needs to be done. It’s very choppy and very old school. It sits beautifully on the green but again, it is a bigger redo than Fern Court would be to be frank. Fern Court, I think, is just in a better location for more activities and things to do. 

We really went high-end after that. I went to Turtle Lane Club #24. It’s the townhomes that are fee simple. A lot of people think Turtle Lane Club is only villas, which are the ones that surround the pool. These are fee simple ones and there were only a handful of them and all oceanfront. This one is a four-bedroom five bath for $3,425,000. It’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s contemporary and it is on three floors. It has a beautiful view from the master looking toward the ocean. Richly appointed, and everything is really of the highest quality as far as the remodel goes. I go to a lot of remodels where it is nicely done but it is very medium rate. While it’s a townhome it’s worth considering that a normal piece of oceanfront property is at $3,000,000. This one is very high-end quality and for $3,425,000 you have a turn-key gorgeous home. These folks moved to Windmill Harbor and they are boaters and they loved living on the ocean. This is just an aside but the gentleman that owns it, every morning by sunrise he would raise the American flag. He was a marine and I walk my dog every day on the beach, some of you may know that and even follow me on Facebook, and I take a sunrise photo everyday and it was just so wonderful to see the American flag that he put up every day rain or shine. I really miss that, and I wish I could write something in a contract that says whoever buys that has to keep doing that because it really was a beautiful thing that gentlemen did. But now this home is up for the taking. These are very rarely on market. Ron Howard used to own one of these. There are only six of them and again, it’s 24 Turtle Lane Club, a four-bedroom five bath for $3.4 million. 

Today I went to more condos than I typically visit. There was one at Ocean Course Villa, 552 Ocean Course Villa. I remember when this one was on the market. I don’t know if this is a flip or whatnot. It’s light and bright and nice inside. There is not much to say. It has two bedrooms and two baths. They lowered the price, I think, and the more I talk about it the more it comes to mind. This one was on the market in February at $549,000. They just dropped the price by $10,000 and decided to put it back on tour. It did look familiar. People seem to like these because it’s a lower regime and they are fee simple ownership. You can rent these out and it is turn-key ready. It’s nice to see that they’ve lowered the price. 

I went into 819 Ketch Court Villa. It’s a two-bedroom two and a half bath for $384,000. This one faces the golf club and is a townhome. It’s not in the high rise. It has a lot of stuff in it, but the layout is good. It’s a good turn-key and you’re in Harbour Town. It’s priced well. You would need to imagine it without all the stuff in there. 

I did not go into 955 Cutter Court. It’s a two-bedroom, one bath, and one half bath listed for $499,000. It seems a little on the high side but again, there is not a lot available. It’s demand and supply as everyone seems to know. Cutter Court is well liked. There is a full-size unit in there. They have been dropping the price consistently. It is direct harbor front. They started in November at $589,000. They are now at $499,000. They are getting realistic for a two-bedroom but it’s still a two-bedroom. So, just keep that in mind. It could be an interesting one for a villa buyer. 

To complete the villas, we have 673 Mariner’s Way Villa. I didn’t go in this one. It’s a two-bedroom two bath listed at $479,000. A friend of mine sold a couple in there and those seem to now be having some activity. It is that apartment style. You either like it or you don’t. 

2346 Racquet Club Villa is a one-bedroom one bath listed at $299,000. I did not go see it. 

Next was 41 Lawton Road, a four-bedroom three and a half bath listed at $949,000. This home is new. I remember when this one was finished. They must have bought it not too long ago. $949,000 seems high to me, especially for Lawton Woods. However, it is turn-key and beautiful. Twelve Oaks did the construction. Everything in there is sort of medium grade. I hope it just stays that way for ten more years. It seems a little high, but it is gorgeous. 

It was very hard to go into this next one in the same neighborhood after leaving that gorgeous new home. 60 Lawton Road is a three-bedroom three bath priced at $549,000. It’s priced well and has a lot of potential. It sits on the lagoon and has a cute little view. It’s a small, cute little cottage that needs a little bit of TLC, but it’s priced well. I don’t think it will make my short list though. 

166 Club Course Drive is a three-bedroom three bath for $785,000. I thought this was a little high. However, when I went in, it was absolutely turn-key. It’s raised and has a beautiful golf view. It’s an open concept. They really have done everything in the house including all the bathrooms. So, from that aspect it was really nice and it’s a 3/3 that people seem to really, really like. I know they bought it for $550,000 four years ago in 2015 and they did everything new. It is a good view. I think that maybe it just needs to be more in the mid-sevens. One can always make an offer. It’s really turn-key with a nice golf view if you don’t mind being in Club Course. 

I’d like to point out that a lot of agents don’t explain that the Club Course area of Sea Pines does not have bike paths and walking paths. So, if you live an active lifestyle, you just need to be aware that there are not bike paths and no walking paths, but a lot of people live there full-time and are aware of that. I just wouldn’t want to fight it all the time because it is what it is. So, I just want to be sure to point that out. 

45 Oak Court is a three-bedroom three bath for $445,000. I now may have a new one for my short list. This one is absolutely adorable. It’s priced well and is turn-key. It does not have a garage. So, you should note that if that is important to you. It has a wooded view that could be a little loved on. It’s cute inside and is priced well. It has nice curb appeal with pavers going up to the house. So, this one will make my short list. 

23 Governors Lane is a five-bedroom five and a half bath listed for $795,000. This one has a cute little cubby breakfast nook like we used to have in Europe. I happen to know the seller. I’m disappointed that I didn’t have a chance to bid for the listing. Nevertheless, it’s a five-bedroom five and a half bath for $795,000. It has wood floors. It’s big with a golf view. It’s on the side of Governor’s Lane that does not back up to Greenwood Drive. 

16 Governors Lane is a four-bedroom three bath home priced at $749,000. I think they lowered their price because they have been on the market a while. It has been totally redone. He is a builder with Twelve Oaks. You’d better like the shiplap. I feel that the house is kind of small and there is a lot of shiplap there. I like smooth walls. I don’t mind a little bit of shiplap in certain areas. So, I think that really makes it too rustic. It’s not something I would expect in Sea Pines. So, I think the design is maybe just what is not catching with folks. 

98 Shell Ring Road is a three-bedroom two bath for $449,000. This is in Carolina Place. It’s priced well. What can I say? I’ve never heard of this agent before. I think these folks have been trying to sell it for quite some time. Now they have raised the price and I know the person that had it before and was a very good friend of mine. So, I don’t understand why they went up on the price but maybe they just think the market is better. It’s still a 3/2 no matter how you slice it. So, why would you make competition tougher? Everybody has to figure that out on their own. That’s not for me to say but again, Carolina Place is well-liked because you have your own little contained pool and tennis courts. 

66 Ashton Cove Drive is outside of the gates of Sea Pines and off in the Broad Creek area right past Tide Pointe and down Point Comfort Road. It’s a gated community in that it's an electronic gate that closes every evening at 7pm. I used to bring my boys here when they were young to go Trick or Treating. So, we always joked that they must have something in the covenants that say you have to spend $300 in candy on Halloween to live in Ashton Cove. This one is a three-bedroom two bath for $369,000. It’s priced in the money. It’s cute and is great for someone that wants to be in the South End in an affordable home. It has lots of storage space underneath and it’s a great neighborhood. 

Now for the Villas outside of the Plantation

We have 31A Ship Watch Point. It’s a two-bedroom two bath listed for $159,000. It does not have a water view.

817 Brighton Bay Villa is a two-bedroom two bath listed at $268,000. 

Near the hospital is G3 Palmetto Commons. It’s a two-bedroom two bath for $154,900. It’s the same price as another one that just went on the market. So, it’s in the money.

Lastly, we have villa #44 Forest Gardens. It’s a two-bedroom one bath for $189,000. They are very low density. People like them. You do only have one bath in this unit. Most of them do but some people have converted and added a second bathroom. Again, they are in the Forest Beach area with a low density. 

That about wraps it up. I would have to say that my two favorites were 3 Fern Court and 45 Oak Court. 3 Fern Court was great for something that could be rented. It’s in Greenwood Forest. My cute favorite that stands out was 45 Oak Court. It’s just really cute. 

If I really wanted a project and something really cool, I would say 5 Wren Drive. That just has very cool architecture and has tremendous potential. Just check on the flood for the area and the bedrooms on the bottom level. That would be my only concern for anyone considering that. 

It was a great little tour. The weather was iffy, but the rain stayed away and I didn’t get soaked at all. If there is anything that we can help you with regarding Hilton Head Real Estate, please do not hesitate to call us. We are very passionate about helping folks find the perfect place. We have buyer’s guides. We can do all kinds of analysis and we can do videos to help narrow them down for you if you can’t get here for a while. 

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Susan Ochsner 

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