The Wild Dunes Resort is an iconic Isle of Palms (IOP) community where vacationers, residents and part-timers have visited and lived for decades. Developed in the 1970s, the resort encompasses 1,600 acres and many of its villas, condos, and homes have spectacular ocean access and views.
“Ocean Club is a community within Wild Dunes,” said Brigitte McElroy of Carolina One Real Estate. “There are 102 condos and they are in a private area behind a second security gate inside the complex.”
Aligned along the 18th fairway of the Links Golf Course and facing the Atlantic Ocean, the Ocean Club complex is divided into what are known as “stacks”. The third floor condo offers stunning views of the golf course and the ocean.
“1305 Ocean Club has the most desirable stack,” McElroy explained. “It offers the most privacy when you’re on the balcony, can’t see your neighbors and look directly at the ocean. Nothing obstructs the view.”
“The owners did a complete renovation,” McElroy said. “The floor plan is very open so you can see and hear the ocean from almost every room in the condo. It is very special and there is no other condo like this.
The condo has three bedrooms and three bathrooms with over 2,100 square feet. The color palette is made up of cool hues of gray, tan, cream and green that lend themselves to both modern and traditional styles. Special touches such as graceful light fixtures and ceiling fans convey, as do some furnishings.
“The owners changed the fire pit to add storage,” McElroy said. “Plus they added a pantry in the kitchen and the beautiful furnishings create a feeling of serenity and relaxation.”
The sleek kitchen features dark hardwood cabinets, granite counter tops, glass tile backsplashes and stainless steel appliances. A breakfast/dining area sits off the kitchen and a breakfast bar overlooks a dining area and an airy, open living area. Here, a wood-burning fireplace makes beachside living that much better in the cooler months – fireside with breathtaking views – terrace dining and plenty of space for entertaining. Neutral-colored tile floors run throughout the space, except for the bedrooms, which are carpeted in neutral tones.
There is also a beautiful bar tucked into the wall between the kitchen and the living room which has a tiled backsplash, cabinets, top and bottom and a wine cooler/refrigerator.
Step out onto a spacious deck and balcony to enjoy ocean breezes, sunrises or sunsets. Or open the large doors to the living area or master bedroom to enjoy the sights and sounds of the beach. The master bedroom has lighting above the bed and the gracious en-suite bathroom has a large bath and separate spacious tiled shower. The glossy white vanity topped with granite offers plenty of storage.
One of the suites has its own balcony and both bedrooms are private, with their own bathrooms, each with granite counter tops and tiled soaking tubs.
An elevator takes you up to the house and open plan living on one floor at IOP doesn’t get much better than that.
“This condo is one of the absolute best values in Wild Dunes and on the Isle of Palms,” McElroy said. “The owners have put so much love and care into this home and it shows, from the phenomenal upgrades to the beautiful furnishings.”
Residents of the Ocean Club have access to their own private clubhouse which has private parking and space for golf carts and bicycles. The newly renovated pool and spa has lush landscaping and is the perfect place to relax or socialize.
“This home’s location is steps from the pool and you’re literally at the beach once you walk out of the resort,” McElroy said. “This is the only resort in Wild Dunes that offers the most underground parking – for owners only – as well as golf cart parking and charging. No other condo resort has this. You can walk to to the beach, golf and Huey’s Southern Eats at the Links Course Clubhouse.”
There is also an on-site property manager who ensures good maintenance and offers owners more control and privacy.
McElroy said the potential income from the house is around $75,000 to $95,000 per year.
“High season is March through September,” she said. “Most second home owners stay during the cooler months and rent out their properties during the season.”
The Wild Dunes Resort has its own separate country club and residents of the Ocean Club have the option of purchasing a membership which gives them privileges at the golf, tennis and swimming clubs. Membership packages can be customized to a resident’s desires.
“Wild Dunes has been in the top ten resorts and family destinations, nationally and with its proximity to Mount Pleasant and downtown and the privacy and resort vibe, it really is one of the best places for a second home or vacation home,” McElroy said. “A lot of the recent sales are people buying them and investing around $150,000 to $200,000, depending on finishes and furnishings. This means buyers are confident about Ocean Club’s investment potential and all the wonderful features it offers.
As of May 22, 2019, the list price for 1305 Ocean Club was $1.195 million.
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