Southern Charm with Marsh Views! Pull up your rocking chair on this classic Southern porch and enjoy the breeze off of the Herb River across the street. This home features new carpet upstairs, fresh paint, and newer hardwood floors. Upstairs you will find all bedrooms with multiple closets and more gorgeous river views! The master boasts two walk-in closets and an en suite bath. Get ready to entertain in your formal dining room or formal living room with large windows and ample natural light! French sliding doors connect the formal living room to the comfy den with built-ins on each side of the fireplace. Open floor plan brings the family together with the kitchen and breakfast area overlooking the den. Convenient kitchen level entry connects to your two car carport! Relax on your large screened porch and deck by your fiberglass pool and hot tub! Precious pool house could double for storage space or a play house! Beautiful historic oak tree in the backyard and mature fig tree in the front yard! Located in Isle of Hope school district, this is a wonderful family home!
Features & Upgrades
- Offered at $389,000
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2.5 Bathrooms
- 2,294 sq ft
- Newer roof replaced in 2014
- Fresh Paint
- New Carpet
- Newer Hardwood Floors
- Marsh Views
- Southern Front Porch
- Fiberglass Pool & Hot Tub
- Additional Pool House
- Screened Porch
- Formal Dining Room
- Formal Living Room
- Family Den
- Master Suite w/ en suite bath
- Master w/ two walk-in closets
- Mature Landscaping
- Historic Savannah Oak in the Backyard
- Mature Fig Producing Tree in the Front yard
- Two Car Carport
- Additional Natural Well w/ Tap in the backyard
Just down the street is the desirable Isle of Hope community, Sandfly neighborhood shops and eats, and Wormsloe Historic Site!
Situated on a bluff at a horseshoe bend in the Skidaway River, the Isle of Hope Historic District is a unique coastal riverside community dating from the early nineteenth century. It is located eight miles from downtown Savannah and is bounded by the Skidaway River to the east and non-historic development to the north, west and south. Its popularity as a summering spot increased with the addition of a railroad line connecting it to the city after the civil war, and by the early twentieth century it had become a suburb of Savannah with year round residents.
Despite the title, Isle of Hope is not an island. Early maps refer to Isle of Hope in French as L’Isle Desperance (modern French: L’Île d’Espérance). Legends abound of pirates using the island to hide their booty, and generations of children have gone digging for this treasure. Legend also says that French Huguenots used the island as a place of refuge for fleeing persecution. In 1733, when General James Edward Ogelthorpe founded the Georgia colony, a surveyor named Noble Jones was granted a tract on the island that was eventually named Wormsloe, possibly after an English estate but more probably due to the mulberry trees that were grown there, the worms of which, it was hoped, would form the basis for a silk industry. A revolutionary-era earthwork fort was built at the Skidaway Narrows and today can be visited as part of Wormsloe Historic Site. Jones, along with James Fallowfield and Henry Parker, settled permanently on the island. A small African American settlement in the district dates from the post-Civil War era when freed slaves from Wormsloe Plantation settled in the town. With its foundation built in 1828, the residence remains private. But visitors are welcome at Wormsloe Historic Site, which boasts a stunning 1.5-mile drive canopied by 400 year old live oak trees. Hiking trails lace the grounds’ lush maritime forest.
Isle of Hope Marina is nestled in the middle of this scenic Historic District. Its amenities include 4,000 feet of new concrete docks, including 600 feet of deep-water face docks capable of accommodating mega-yachts as well as new water, electrical, pump-out and fuel systems and many of the luxuries today’s yachters have come to expect – digital TV connections and high-speed wireless internet access at every slip. A somewhat quirky personality prevails in the adjacent community of Sandfly which offers dining and shopping choices ranging from chicken and waffles, to yoga, to a coffee shop and more. Access to Downtown Savannah is easy via the nearby Truman Parkway and Savannah’s booming Southside is close by as well.
It’s just a short trip across a narrow river bridge onto Isle of Hope. But it’s “a quarter mile and a world away from the continental United States,” a long-term resident once said. A sense of community thrives here, and Isle of Hope is that rare place where parents still feel comfortable sending their kids out to play early in the day and signaling them home at dark by ringing a bell. Youngsters ride bikes to the marina―the island’s only commercial establishment―to buy Popsicles and ice-cream sandwiches. Boaters traveling along the Intracoastal Waterway often stop there as well. More than a few decide to stay.
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