A Beachfront home w/3-mile pvt beach, 2 pvt golf courses, tennis complex, near Charleston, SC

A Beachfront home w/3-mile pvt beach, 2 pvt golf courses, tennis complex, near Charleston, SC




Sep 2009

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Our southfacing beachfront home has 3 BRs with queen beds, each with a full bath. The upstairs master BR opens into a screened porch with ocean views, and has a master bath with 2 sinks, stall shower & whirlpool tub. The upstairs is an open space, all with ocean views, with living and dining areas, and kitchen. The fully-equipped kitchen has granite tabletops on 3 counters, ceramic stove-top with 2 ovens, microwave, icemaker frig, wine cooler, quiet dishwasher & breakfast nook. Then a dining area with expandable table seating up to 8, then a comfortable living area with wood-buring fireplace & TV. Also upstairs are 2 decks on either end, one with 2 chaise lounges and 6-person glass table under an arbor; the other deck has a small round table with umbrella and 4 bar stools. Downstairs are the other 2 BRs. each with its own bathroom with stall shower. Also downstairs is a large southfacing room with library, computer area, and large screen HD TV/DVR/DVD & Comcast cable viewing. There are also TVs and phones in all BRs and the kitchen. This home is the primary home of the retired owners.

Our single-family, free-standing beachfront home is located within the quiet, residential gated-community of Seabrook Island, just south of and adjacent to larger Kiawah Island. There are no hotels on Seabrook Island. We are about 45 minutes south of historic Charleston, SC, which is reached by an interstate highway, and served by major airlines and rental car companies. Seabrook Island is about one hour by car from the Charleston airport. // Seabrook Island has 3 miles of private beach with clean white sand, perfect for walking, bike riding, beach sports and swimming. We belong to the Seabrook Island Club, which owns superb recreational facilities, including two 18-hole golf courses (one designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.); a 15 clay-court tennis complex; and an equestrian center. The Club has just replaced an obsolete Beach Club building and Golf Clubhouse, and the community association has just opened a new fitness and activity center to serve the island and its guests. The total cost of these new structures was $30 million. Our home is 1/4 mile to the Beach Club and Golf Clubhouse and courses. The ocean in front of our house is alive with dolphins, shrimp boats, and all kinds of pleasure boats, a delightful ever-changing seascape. There is a superb upscale shopping center 1/2 mile from the gate, with restaurants and services, as well as 5 public golf courses and more restaurants at Kiawah.

We are Tom and Daphne Corcoran, and we have owned property on Seabrook Island and been Seabrook Island Club members for about 15 years. We formerly lived in Waterville Valley, NH, where Tom founded. built and ran a major year-round mountain resort called Waterville Valley, in NH's White Mountain National Forest, about 2 hours north of Boston. Tom was President & CEO of his company for 35 years, before recruiting his successor. He is still board chairman and largest shareholder, returning 3 or 4 times a year to the resort he built. // When Tom was a lot younger he was a member of the U.S. Ski Team, and competed in the 1956 and 1960 Winter Olympics. In 1960 he placed 4th in the Olympic Giant Slalom, the best placing for an American man in that event until Bode Miller got a Silver medal in the 2002 Olympics, 42 years later. Tom and Daphne still ski for a week each winter at Deer Valley, UT. // Daphne was a superb sailer, in the crew that won the North American Women's Sailing Championships in 1952. // We always had a sailboat on the Maine coast, and when Tom retired in 1999 we bought a used 55' sailboat and spent the next 4 years sailing 20,000 miles to Europe and the Med, all the way to Venice and Turkey, and back home via the Canaries to the Windward Islands, with finally a detour to Cape Breton Island and P.E.I., before ending in Newport, having visited 26 foreign countries and over 200 foreign ports and anchorages. We were never scared or hurt, or delayed, and the boat performed magnificently. // We sold the sailboat and bought a used 45' powerboat in FL, our first powerboat, and the two of us went 8,000 miles up the Intracoastal Waterway to the Hudson & Erie Canal, and up into the historic Canadian inland waterways of Ontario and Quebec, then back to FL via Lake Champlain and the ICW, where we sold the boat two years later, having passed through 220 locks "without incident"! It was the end of a boating life, full of good times! P.S. Sorry, we only speak English!


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