Ted Turner Lists Private South Carolina Island

SELLER: Ted Turner
LOCATION: Beaufort County, SC
PRICE: $23.777 million
SIZE: 4,680 acres

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Media magnate Ted Turner, now in his mid-70s and one of American’s largest private landowners, has put a scenic private island in Beaufort County, South Carolina up for sale for $23.777 million. The 4,680-acre barrier island, dubbed St. Phillips island and accessible only by boat, was acquired by the mustachioed billionaire in 1979 for an unknown amount and used as a retreat for friends and family.

The self-sufficient island has its own water and power supplies, a private dock, thousands of acres of unspoiled marshes and woods and more than a mile of white sand beaches on the ocean. There are just two residences on the island, a caretakers cottage and an approx. 3,800-square-foot main house built by Mister Turner that has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a deep screen porch with a hammock and a long row of rocking chairs. A conservation easement restricts development to an additional ten houses.

Through a spokesperson Mister Turner told the property gossips at The Wall Street Journal that he’s decided to sell because neither he nor his family use the property often enough.

Listing photos: Plantation Services

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  1. Jamiekins says:

    Jesse,Joseph & Marylouise ! Yes this is what everyone needs 4,680 acres of swamp, (oh that’s right, they don’t call it swamp they call it Marsh lands LOL.) so nice you can visit with the poisonous snakes while keeping an eye out for the protected American Alligators while you sun bathe in the humid heat with the mosquitos… OH BOY !
    And all for just $27.777 million Watch out for the crowds and lines backing up to see this one kids. Be sure to bring a lunch or maybe you could just catch a few shrimp off the dock :-)
    Gator’s and snakes and bugs OH MY ! A real deal here kids ! OH and don’t forget your lovely charming
    neighbors the HATFIELDS & McCoys. “Enid ! …… get my gun, we’re going to the Walmart” LOL
    Oh MamaMamaMama, did you run out of listings in the Hamptons ?
    Huggies :-)
    P.S. Do they make Tuxedos in camouflage fabric, with a shotgun accessory ?

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