Myrtle Island Home with Deep Water Access

34 Myrtle Island Lane
$2,195,000 – Price Reduced!

It’s difficult to pinpoint a single feature of this Myrtle Island home that alone exemplifies its uniqueness. It takes the experience of driving through the shaded canopy of live oaks with Spanish moss onto Myrtle Island through a black wrought iron gate onto a long sea shell driveway preserved with massive Lowcountry trees and listening to the echoing singsong of birds, to appreciate the fact that you arrived someplace special.

This property was made for making memories. The home’s double screened-in porches face majestic views of the May River with Palmetto Bluff on one side and the Bluffton Oyster Factory on the other. It’s easy to imagine spending an idyllic afternoon relaxing on the bench swing from the covered dock with metal roof, watching the shrimp boats net their morning catch, dolphins play in the water and paddleboarders and kayakers cruise the estuary.

The home’s sturdy dock has a large pier head (16’x16’) and a floating dock (36’x15’) on the deep water at all tides. The high bluff and sturdy rock seawall help protect the property from a storm surge. The pier head is built far enough into the river to allow the walkway to the pier head to be built with a gradual slope without requiring stairs. The dock has power and water, as well as a boat lift and two davits for boat storage.

After a day on the May River, freshen up in one of two outdoor showers connected with hot water. Grill up the day’s catch and share some laughs with family and friends at the brick fire pit on the beautiful bluff.

This traditional Southern style home feels like stepping back in time with its red metal roof and handmade plantation shutters that close for major storms. The oversized brick lined tabby porch is perfect for rocking chairs. Finishings such as wide baseboards, pecky cypress wainscoting, pine paneling, beadboard and crown molding throughout beckon homes from the past.

From the unique brick floor of the foyer with two-story cathedral ceilings it’s clear that every room offers windows that maximize the views of the water.

The homeowners took extraordinary care when designing this home, always keeping their love for the Lowcountry in mind. They scouted antique stores for the wood beam ceilings in the downstairs master bedroom. They opted for unique touches such as cedar shake shingle detailing around the outside of the home, tabby walkways and a living fence surrounding the property.

The home boasts four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and one half bathroom=. The downstairs powder room features an antique sink and gorgeous black and white tile that also can be found in the master bathroom.

The master bedroom boasts large windows that frame the waterway. This little oasis of the house offers a walk-in closet and a master bathroom with an old-fashioned bear claw bath tub with brass finishings and a separate shower. Pocket doors open to an additional linen closet.

A spacious family room with pine paneling offers a cozy atmosphere and leads to an impressive kitchen with granite countertops, beautiful wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Someone who likes to cook will enjoy the surprising conveniences of the kitchen, such as the “pot filler” faucet next to the gas stove, the double doors of a spacious pantry and the pocket doors to the kitchen from the foyer that maximize the space.

Another family room or living room is off of the kitchen and is outfitted with a heatilator, an enclosed direct vent fireplace for energy savings. A comfy dining room with pecky cypress wainscoting and large shelves near the ceiling for artwork make this an ideal space to entertain dinner guests. Large doorways and arches can be found throughout the first floor.

A vintage roll runner rug on the stairway leads to the second floor with a space for an office or sitting area that overlooks the foyer. A door with a wooden ship’s ladder leads to a private cupola — a small carpeted room with views of the water from a cushioned window seat. This remarkable space undoubtedly would be claimed as a child’s clubhouse or a reading sanctuary.

Two upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with a walk-in shower and can be sectioned off as a suite with pocket doors. The second bedroom opens up to a screened-in porch with wood beamed ceilings and fans, same as the downstairs screened-in porch.

The third bedroom also opens up to the porch and has its own bathroom with a large mirror and special sea creature tile pieces.

Downstairs off the kitchen is a large laundry room with its own bathroom that opens up to a small side screened-in porch that can be used as a mud room.

A covered walkway leads to a two bedroom and one bathroom carriage house that offers the same features from the main house — ceiling fans, granite countertops in the kitchen, wooden cabinets, dark stained wooden wainscoting and large windows that peek out to views of the waterway. The guest house has a combined laundry room/bathroom with delightful blue and white checkered tile.

The carriage house is designed for two cars and a workshop or golf cart. A half bathroom is conveniently located off the workshop.

The home offers privacy in a quiet community with 45 neighbors, many who wave to each other while riding their bikes or walking around the island. Myrtle Island is only one mile from charming Old Town Bluffton, near a large sandbar close enough to float or swim to when the tide is right.


  • Deep water, river views
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Ice Machine, Microwave, Range – Gas, Refrigerator, Warming Drawer, Washer
  • Interior Features: Ceiling Fan(s), Fireplace, FP – Glass Encl., Many Closets, Security Sys, Sound Sys Wire
  • Exterior Features: Back Porch, Boat Lift, Dock Private, Enclosed Porch, Front Porch, Irri System, Patio, Propane Tank – In Ground, Screened Porch, Screens
  • Composite Shake, Composite Siding and Spray Foam Insulations
  • Rooms: Dining Room, Eat-In Kitchen, Family Room, Foyer Entrance, Kitchen, Laun/Util Rm, Living Room, Pantry, Screen Pat/Por, Workshop
  • Master Bedroom on First Floor
  • Attic – Insulated, Walk In, Unfinished
  • Two-Car Garage
  • Metal Roof
  • Carpet, Pine Flooring

Community Amenities

  • Boat Storage
  • Deep Water Access

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