Property Types 

 

Oceanfront

The oceanfront property on Hilton Head Island is located in the Sea Pines, Port Royal, and Palmetto Dunes Plantations, as well as in Folly Field, Singleton Beach, and North and South Forest Beach. Dwellings range from small beach cottages to large oceanfront estates built on multiple lots. Prices vary by location, but in general, homes on the beach range from $1.2 million to well over $5 million. Vacant lots start around $1 million. Strong demand for a limited number of beach homes on Hilton Head Island drives substantial price appreciation. We expect this appreciation to continue well into the future. Many people choose to purchase oceanfront homes for their retirement and, in the mean time, rent them to vacationers. As short-term rentals, these properties can generate gross incomes approaching $200,000, annually. NB: Port Royal Plantation does not allow short term rentals. If you would like to learn more about oceanfront property on Hilton Head, or would like to find out what properties are currently available, click here.

Ocean Oriented

“Ocean oriented” means that a home is located within a block or two of the beach. Typically, homes situated between two and eight rows from the beach - still a very short walk to the ocean. Many of these homes, particularly the ones in the second row, have views of the beach. Choices include modest beach homes built in the 60’s and 70’s to brand new extravagant 6-7 bedroom homes. These properties can be found in the same areas as the oceanfront homes. Port Royal Plantation does not allow short-term rentals of any kind. Prices range from $400,000 to over $3 million. Rental incomes of $30K to over $100K are typical for these homes. Ocean oriented homes have experienced substantial price appreciation with the trend expected to continue. If you would like to learn more about ocean oriented homes on Hilton Head, or would like to find out what properties are currently available, click here.

Oceanfront Villas

The oceanfront villas on Hilton Head Island can be found in the Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes Plantations as well as in North and South Forest Beach and Folly Field. Choices range from one bedroom efficiencies in the Forest Beach area starting around $100,000 to luxurious four bedroom penthouse villas in Palmetto Dunes priced from $1 to $3 Million. Currently, the average two bedroom oceanfront villa is sells somewhere between $450,000 and $650,000. Most of the villas are used as outstanding short-term rental properties and annual gross incomes range from $20,000 to $70,000, depending on the number of bedrooms, the condition, the view and the location. Generally, unobstructed oceanfront views from the top floors fetch the highest prices. If you would like to learn more about oceanfront villas on Hilton Head, or would like to find out what properties are currently available, click here.

Ocean Oriented Villas

Hilton Head Island’s ocean oriented villas can be found in the Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes Plantations as well as in North and South Forest Beach and Folly Field. Most of these villas have one to four bedroom floor plans, with 2 bedroom/2 bath villas being the most common. Typically, these villas are located less than a ten minute walk to the beach. Owners can expect short-term rental income of $15K to $35K depending on age, size and location. Many investors begin their Hilton Head Real Estate investments with an ocean oriented villa with a goal in mind: to purchase an oceanfront villa in the future. Bearing this in mind, wealth can be created through appreciation and building equity (the short-term rental income subsidizes the equity). If you would like to learn more about ocean oriented villas on Hilton Head, or would like to find out what properties are currently available, click here.

Deepwater Access

Deepwater access refers to the accessibility of a large boat to a dock at low tide. There are many homes on Hilton Head Island as well as the mainland that have deep water access. These homes can be found in Sea Pines, Wexford, Long Cove, Hilton Head, Spanish Wells, Blue Heron Point, Windmill Harbor, Colleton River and several locations in Bluffton on the May River. There is a very strong demand for deepwater access with available inventory in short supply. Wexford and Windmill harbor are both built around large lock-controlled harbors and provide a sheltered environment in which the tide never fluctuates. Prices range from $600K to over $3 Million. If you would like to learn more about deepwater property in the Hilton Head area, or would like to find out what properties are currently available, click here.

Private Golf Communities

Private Golf Communities include Wexford and Long Cove on Hilton Head Island and Colleton River, Moss Creek, Belfair and Berkeley Hall on the Mainland. Prices range from $300K to over $1 Million. There is a wide selection of choices available to satisfy the needs of buyers desiring a private club lifestyle. Check the Plantations section for more detailed information about some of these communities. If you would like to learn more about golf communities in the Hilton Head area, or would like to find out what properties are currently available, click here.