Splurge Vs. Steal Resort Edition: Hilton Head Island, SC

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This week we take you to a place known as “America’s Favorite Island” where 12 miles of pristine beaches, 24 world-class golf courses, and 300 tennis courts make low-country living a way of life. Hilton Head, South Carolina, is revered as a magical place, abundant in natural beauty, and home to one of the top 10 family beaches in the U.S.

We think it’s the perfect site for our latest Splurge vs. Steal, where we pin two incredible vacation homes against one another – both equal in size and amenities but with price points that are miles apart. If you are considering a beachfront setting for your second home, Hilton Head is worth a look.

Splurge: Sea Pines Plantation, A Luxurious Oceanfront Retreat for $6,998,888

17 Spotted Sandpiper Road, Hilton Head Island, SC is currently listed for $6,998,888 by Jacquelynn Jedrzejekwith Re/Max Island Realty. Photo Credit: Realtor.com

The one-of-a-kind oceanfront retreat at Sea Pines Plantation is a worthy splurge! Located at 17 Spotted Sandpiper Road, the four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom estate is modeled after a European chalet, tucked onto the coast of Hilton Head’s sandy beach, with two open-air balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We cannot get over that priceless view, or the fact the home has four master suites!

It comes well-appointed with natural wood and stone accents, including reclaimed antique hardwood floors. The soaring cathedral ceilings and ample windows in the great room are unbelievable, while the expansive gourmet kitchen is a thing of beauty, featuring custom cabinets, double islands, stunning mosaic tile backsplash, and designer pendant lighting.

We also love the cozy living areas for those nights when you want to Netflix and chill. As you can see, the tasteful beachy decor theme continues and is so inviting.

And we can’t help but point your attention towards one of the stunning master suites with spa bath!

Outdoors, you’ll enjoy a sparkling resort pool, hot tub, and effortless access to the beach. Covered patio and living area features a fireplace and outdoor kitchen and bar.

The property description reveals an “Elegantly landscaped walk leads from pool to the private lanai at the peak of the sand dunes just steps from the ocean. An elevator provides ease and convenience to the basement and private wine cellar, ample storage and garage access or to the upper level master suites and media room.”

17 Spotted Sandpiper Road, Hilton Head Island, SC is currently listed for $6,998,888 by  Jacquelynn Jedrzejekwith Re/Max Island Realty.


Steal: Harbor Front Estate In Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Community for $2,699,000

Our steal is equally impressive and amenity-rich but for a fraction of the price. This jaw-dropping harbor front home at 63 Bridgetown Road is privately nestled in the prestigious Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Community where you can park your yacht on the water right out the back door! “In the entire world there are few locations like 63 Bridgetown,” reads the description.

Built in 2003 for the ultimate in indoor-outdoor entertaining, the 7,000-square-foot, custom-designed luxury home offers a glimmering resort pool and patio overlooking the harbor, and comes with two masters suites, three guest bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and a number of light-filled spaces to unwind.

The oversized gourmet kitchen is perfect for a home chef, adorned with dark granite countertops, light custom cabinets, double islands, wine fridge, and high-end appliances.

We adore the great room decked out with travertine floors, custom built-ins, stately fireplace, and picture windows framing the harbor. A six-car-garage and three covered verandas round out this masterfully designed estate.

63 Bridgetown Road, Hilton Head Island, SC is currently listed for $2,699,000 by Robert Young with Hilton Head Island Real Estate.

Which Hilton Head waterfront home one is your favorite, the Splurge or the Steal? Let us know in the comments.