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Described as an “island within an island,” a piece of property in South Carolina is catching the eye of the real estate world. Cougar Island, a 25-acre private island located on Kiawah Island in South Carolina, is the largest homesite parcel in the history
of Kiawah Island. And it just hit the market for $12.5 million.
The stunning property sits at the eastern end of Kiawah Island, where the Bass Creek curves providing a constant perfect breeze and daily unobstructed sunset views. While there is plenty of room to build a family compound (3.78 acres of buildable land), the surrounding area provides a rare backdrop. Imagine 360-degree views of “towering pines, majestic oaks, amber marshlands, and sparkling creeks.” Only wildlife like deer and egrets will be your neighbors.
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While it certainly feels remote, the homesite is close to plenty of activity. You are connected to Ocean Course Drive by a private entrance, which leads to Kiawah Island Club. There you’ll find a golf course (host of the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championships), 10 miles of coastline and beaches, pools, oceanfront Beach Club, and social activities at spots like the Marsh House. And ownership of this plot comes with four separate club memberships of any type.
You would also be about 50 minutes from the City Marina in downtown Charleston by boat. So, you could simply hop into your boat at one of your two deep-water dock allocated spots on Bass Creek and be in the heart of it all in under an hour. But if you want even more nature beyond your front door, walking and biking trails are just minutes away too.
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If you don’t feel like building, there are several other homes for sale within the private island community. You still get access to all the amenities and vistas of both the Atlantic Ocean and maritime forest.