Myrtle Island Real Estate - Bluffton, SC
Myrtle Island is a river island on a sharp bend of the May River, reached from Alljoy Road by a roadbed over a free-flowing culvert. Lots in this area are typically large, full of mature trees, heirloom azaleas, crepe myrtles and camellias, and many have been 'passed down' to the fortunate heirs of earlier owners. Some of the dwellings are whimsical old-fashioned beach cottages, with wide screened porches that were designed to catch the sultry evening breezes before the advent of air conditioning; newer homes are graciously elegant custom-built residences with every modern convenience. Many of the perimeter lots have private boat docks on the May River, with views of 'The Bluffton Bar' or of the ongoing activities at Palmetto Bluff. Myrtle Island is 'up river' from the Alljoy landing, and 'down river' from old town Bluffton and its antebellum churches.