Land Report 100er Ted Turner has listed his sea island with Plantation Services, which has offices in Charleston and Albany, Georgia. The property is southeast of St. Helena Island near Port Royal Sound in close proximity to Hilton Head. The asking price for the 4,680-acre Beaufort County sanctuary is $23.7 million ($5,000+ per acre).
Turner purchased the property (and 298 more acres in the area) in 1979 and has subsequently used the acreage as a family retreat for the last 35 years. Accessible solely by boat, St. Phillips features a comfortable owner’s residence and a manager’s house, is self-sufficient, and has its own water and power supplies. In the 1980s, Turner put the island under a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy, which allows for the addition of ten more residences.