Daufuskie Island is located between Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia. The island is surrounded by the Calibogue Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. The fact that there is no bridge to the island has persevered Daufuskie Island’s natural beauty, wildlife and history of the South Carolina Lowcountry and prevented the commercialization of most typical resort/ tourist based communities. The island’s history features original Gullah houses, eclectic galleries and a 100-year-old First Union African Baptist Church.
There are currently 4 main areas/ communities on Daufuskie Island SC that are accessible by ferry; Haig Point, Melrose Plantation, Bloody Point, Oakridge Plantation and the Historic District.
Haig Point Daufuskie Island SC Homes, Foreclosure & Short Sale Real Estate
Haig Point is a private, member-owned community that includes a Rees Jones designed golf course, a tennis complex, croquet, horseback riding & equestrian center, beach club, restaurants, fitness programs and numerous other outdoor activities where you can enjoy the natural beauty of Daufuskie Island and coastal water views including boat tours on a private Ferry fleet. Haig Point lots are priced between $50,000 and $150,000 and homes start at $200,000 and go up in price to over $1,000,000 depending on square feet and location.
Melrose Plantation, Bloody Point & the Daufuskie Island Club/ Resort Homes, Foreclosures & Short Sales
Melrose, Bloody Point and the Daufuskie Island Club & Resort is a public resort that includes two golf courses, beachfront hotel and beach cottages, tennis center, beach club, pool and equestrian center; and the Daufuskie Island Resort which provides public access to Daufuskie Island via the club’s Ferry system. Melrose is one of the original 11 plantations on Daufuskie Island. Melrose was famous for its Sea Island cotton in the 1800’s. The Melrose Plantation logo is a Scottish rose brought to Daufuskie Island by Captain Mongin. The main house or Melrose Mansion was surrounded by lavish rose gardens overlooked out the Atlantic Ocean and white sand beaches. Currently Melrose is over 700 acres and its beaches are home to Bald Eagles, Loggerhead Turtles and dolphins. Melrose’s properties are built around the outdoors with a variety of properties including building lots, single family homes, beach cottages and condos. The Melrose Resort amenities include the Jack Nicklaus Signature Melrose course, a Stan Smith designed tennis center, an equestrian center, Island House conference center and a 52-room Melrose Inn.
Bloody Point Daufuskie Island SC Homes, Foreclosure & Short Sale Real Estate
Bloody Point is a community of large home sites where you can see Savannah GA to the south and Hilton Head Island SC to the north from the beach. Bloody Point is named after a battle in 1715 where the British and the Yemassee Indians fought on the beach. Bloody Point has a total of 110 lots that have ocean, river, or golf course views. There are also 2 buildings of 32 oceanfront villas. Bloody Point has a beautiful clubhouse, spa and an oceanfront pool. The Bloody Point golf course is a Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish design. Currently there are 20 homes in Bloody Point, but many owners are looking to build. Currently Bloody Point lot prices range from under $100,000 to $1,000,000 and 3 bedroom oceanfront villas range from $400,000 to $900,000.
Oakridge Plantation Daufuskie Island SC Homes, Foreclosure & Short Sale Real Estate
The Oakridge Plantation has 39 oceanfront and 2nd row home sites and several large estate homes that are less than a 3 minute walk to the beach. Oakridge Beach and preserve is 700 acres of forest real estate that spans from the center of Daufuskie Island to the Atlantic beach between Melrose Plantation and Bloody Point. In total there are 54 home sites at Oakridge today; 23 oceanfront (all one acre or larger), 11 second row/ocean view. Currently Oakridge homes for sale are listed between $500,000 and $700,000.
The Historic District of Daufuskie is comprised of the west side of the island, and is the home of individuals living in diverse accommodations, everything from turn of the century “Historic Register” cottages to waterfront mansions.