Neighborhood Spotlight: Otter Island
Learn More About Otter Island, One of Kiawah’s Premier Neighborhoods
The name Otter Island sounds quaint and charming. But once you enter the Otter Island neighborhood, you are met with stately homes standing tall against lush vegetation and oceanic views.
Sitting between The Ocean Course and the long-winding bass creek, Otter Island is a premier neighborhood that defines Kiawah: scenic, grand, and utterly magnificent. Explore one of the Island’s most established communities and determine if this neighborhood is where you will find your next dream home.
The Homes at Otter Island
Estate homes with picturesque views are the essence of this community. Homes here are impressive, with beautiful exterior details that make each home stand out from the next. But it is the exquisite design and ornate features that you will find inside that make Otter Island homes so appealing to luxury homebuyers.
Home Design and Features
Starting from the outside, you will notice that most homes here are several stories tall. This allows for spacious rooms and living areas with multiple tiers of outdoor terraces, patios, and decks for optimal nature viewing.
Homes here also lean on the traditional side, with materials such as cedar shingles and wooden window shutters that add a southern, Lowcountry feel. Spacious floor plans made up of several guest rooms, master suites, and generous kitchens are standard. With many homes also including private elevators to effortlessly travel from floor to floor. As you can see, these homes are more than just quaint and charming, as the name may suggest.
The Ideal Otter Island Resident
Homes here attract the likes of famous novelists, such as the late Clive Cussler, author of many award-winning thrillers. However, they are not just reserved for famous writers. Many types of Kiawah residents fit the title of ideal Otter Island resident. Large families interested in living on Kiawah year-round are able to enjoy a centered location close to incredible amenities for both children and adults. Likewise, potential residents interested in a vacation home that can serve as a home base when visiting the Island will also benefit from living in Otter Island.
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The Otter Island Community
To the north of this neighborhood is Bass Creek, a favorite local spot for fishing and crabbing. WIthin the community are two small ponds that are also perfect for fishing and creating a picturesque landscape. Directly south is The Ocean Course and the beloved Beach Club, a facility located on Kiawah’s beach that includes several pools, outdoor seating areas, dining, and so on. With so much to do in such close proximity, it’s no secret that Otter Island sits on one of the most desirable locations on the Island.
All residences enjoy privacy on secluded lots that foster a deeper connection between you and the serene nature surrounding your home. Urban areas typically lack the vital connection with nature that we all crave. But these homes provide privacy, intimacy, and a sense of solitude while still in close proximity to world-class amenities. At the end of the day, you get the best of both worlds.
Surrounding Nature and Recreation
A stone’s throw away is The Ocean Course, with its compelling Pete Dye-designed fairways and resort-style clubhouse. The Course is famed for hosting PGA Championships and rewarding its players with incredible ocean views and an exciting game. For dining, the Clubhouse features the Atlantic Room, the Island’s best seafood restaurant that showcases regional catches.
For those interested in water recreation, the Bass Creek and Stono River will be your go-to’s. Bring your fishing rod or a net and cooler to catch some fish or local crabs. Blue crab and stone crab frequent the Island’s river banks and tidalways, so you don’t have to travel far to catch your own decadent dinner. Stono river is the better option for kayaking, canoeing, or cruising around in your boat. These preserved areas are also great for viewing wildlife. You will likely come across bobcats, the occasional alligator, and a variety of marine and marsh-inhabiting birds. Don’t be surprised if you even cross paths with the rare American mink!
On the other hand, you can choose to spend a day at the beach and head over to the Beach Club that is only accessible to Kiawah residents. Three beautifully renovated swimming pools, an expansive pool deck with ocean views, and updated food and beverage services make the Beach Club the place to be.
The Beach Club is just one of many perks that come with being a Kiawah Island Club Member. Learn more about the value in having a Kiawah Island Club Membership.
View Otter Island Homes
There’s no doubt that Otter Island homes are incredible and can bring a lifetime of memories as your next full-time or seasonal home. As one of our favorite neighborhoods, we are experts at everything this community has to offer and can’t wait to show you the beauty of these one-of-a-kind residences.
To see currently available Otter Island homes, click the button below. Homesites may also be available from time to time for those who are considering building their dream home. Regardless of what type of property you are interested in, you will undoubtedly fall in love with this neighborhood.