Bailey Island Club should be the text book example of how to develop a pristine barrier island. Bailey has a rich history that makes it very special to Edisto. Originally home to two plantations: Bailey and Mikell. Both the Baileys and Mikells were very prominent Edisto families.
Bailey Island is just over 1000 acres surrounded by the South Edisto River on two sides, the St. Pierre, and Bailey Creek. There will only 32 waterfront lots with 410 acres in a permanent conservation easement that all members are allowed to use for various recreational activities. The easement is controled by the SC Nature Conservancy and is part of the ACE Basin. There is also a community boat ramp and dock on Bailey Creek.
Bailey is located in the heart of the ACE Basin. The island is covered with ancient Live Oaks and Palmettos. The high bank frontage is nearly 20 feet above sea level. There are incredible views in every direction including some ocean views. The water depth is deep enough to accomodate any size boat and has direct ocean access with no bridges or "no wake" zones. The open ocean is less than 2 miles away. Bailey Island is Charleston County's southern most barrier island. Colleton County begins just across the South Edisto River.
Charleston is about a 40 minute drive and Edisto Beach is less than 15 minutes away. The entrance to Bailey is located at 8705 Raccoon Island Road.
There are only two homes available for purchase right now:
8630 Glascow Island Lane $1,399,000
BAILEY ISLAND CLUB CAROLINA COTTAGE STYLE RETREAT ON DEEP WATER. OVER 6 ACRES ON BEAUTIFUL BAILEY CREEK IN THE HEART OF THE ACE BASIN. THREE BEDROOMS AND THREE AND A HALF BATHS CUSTOM FEATURES INCLUDE HEART PINE FLOORS, COPPER ROOF, FUNCTIONAL SHUTTERS LARGE SCREENED PORCH, FIREPLACE WITH HANDMADE MANTLE. BRICKS, CORIAN COUNTERS, CENTRAL VAC. 40FT. FLOATING DOCK AND CREEK HOUSE. CUSTOM 4 BAY GARAGE. PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE ACCESS TO OVER 300 ACRE BAILEY ISLAND PRESERVE. EASY AND SHORT ACCESS TO OCEAN.
2133 Bailey Island Lane $2,255,000
This stately manor offers uncompromised quality and attention to detail, built by one of the Lowcounty's foremost builders as his personal residence. Property offers sought after Southern exposure. You will enjoy the prevailing breezes and unequalled Edisto sunsets. A few of many features include antique heart pine floors, two 42" masonry fireplaces, custom cabinetry with in-set doors, wet bar with ice maker, granite counter tops in the gourmet kitchen, top of the line stainless steel appliances (2 ovens) and a nice pantry. Extra large laundry/utility room with plenty of work space, large deep utility sink and a home office. The master bedroom has a private screen porch,two walk-in closets and large master bath with two vanities, oversized tub and glass enclosed shower. Upstairs offers a pecky cypress study with exposed brick chimney, built-in locking gun cabinet, desk, and bookshelves and opens onto a second story porch offering panoramic views of a manicured heavily landscaped lawn, marshes, creeks, and unequalled privacy. Two guest bedrooms and two full baths are also on the second floor. A fenced formal garden connects the main house to the 3 car garage with a workroom. Each of the garage doors has a garage door opener. Above the garage is a well designed 864 sq ft guest cottage which features a large bedroom with bath, a full kitchen, dining area and living area. A true gardener's paradise with citrus trees and established camellia and rose gardens with raised beds and a potting shed and pump house, reverse osmosis system for home and garden. Short pathway leads to the dock with fixed pier head and a floater. The property offers the utmost privacy. This property is a rare opportunity on today's market. It is one of the best properties on Edisto Island. This Listing description Provided by Kapp/Lyons IDX MLS.