17 Bayley Road, Bluffton, SC 29910

Colleton River


Welcome to “Chateau on Bayley”. This stunning home will captivate you from the moment you arrive. The front paver drive leads to an outer courtyard for guest parking. Large iron gates lead to a garden enclosure with a lovely fountain as a focal point. Majestic live oaks enhance the exterior of the home and add to the beautiful architecture reminiscent of chateaus in the Loire Valley of France.

After entering, you will note the soaring two-story living and dining room with an exquisite wood ceiling and beams and a magnificent staircase that would be difficult to reproduce today. The fireplace is the central feature of the room and is one of four in the home. In the living room, there is a lovely stained-glass detail on the upper wall with back lighting that provides an additional feature to the space.  

A series of two-story windows beyond the dining room captures the long view of the lagoon and golf course – an ideal location for watching the wildlife throughout the day or special gatherings with friends and family. The expansive deck is just beyond for alfresco dining, morning coffee or evening cocktails.

To the right, there is a delightful breakfast area with deck access adjacent to the gourmet kitchen. The upscale appliances and design will please the most discerning chef. It is also open to a comfortable great room with quartered ceilings, built in benches and centering on a fireplace to warm a cool evening. Owners will delight in using this room for watching television, reading, and relaxation.

To the left of the entry, double doors lead to the hallway into the owners’ suite. The bedroom features a fireplace and opens to the deck and view. Two sizable closets and an elegant bath with separate vanities, tub, and shower complete this luxurious space. 

The main level uniquely has two powder rooms - one for guests and one conveniently near the kitchen. A spacious laundry room with many cabinets is perfect for storing extra items for entertaining or craft materials.

The main stairway leads to an owners’ retreat that also overlooks the amazing view. The beautifully crafted built-ins provide storage and an extensive display area for favorite books and collectibles. The French doors in this room offer a picturesque overlook to the courtyard and fountain below. This is an ideal location for a quiet office space, working on a puzzle or project, playing games, or lounging in a comfortable reading chair.

On one side of the home, there is a bedroom suite with a fireplace and terrace overlooking the water that any guest will truly enjoy. For added comfort, there is a spacious walk-in closet, a bath with lots of natural light that has a separate tub and shower. 

On the other side of the retreat, there is a second guest area that also features a balcony to take in the vista. This room has a high cathedral ceiling and architectural niches, details of the French style. It is worth noting that these design elements are seldom found in guest or secondary living areas.

From the owners retreat a secret passageway leads to the fourth bedroom/bonus room. What child would not delight in this discovery? This space is especially large with a bar area and bath and is currently used as a media room with an additional conversational area. Alternate uses for the room could be a pool or game table, additional remote office, or be divided for a bedroom, as needed. A convenient back stair leads to the hallway servicing the laundry, garage, back powder room and kitchen.

The full 3-car garage is oversized to provide storage in addition to three cars and/or golfcarts. With its private drive, the garage doors are not visible in the front elevation – another added special feature. All outdoor hard surfaces are pavers, an easier surface to maintain than most other options.

This unique, custom home is sure to please the most discerning buyers. The present owners loved that it reminded them of the stately homes of Savannah and Charleston. Don’t miss the opportunity to determine if this property is the one that meets your needs and wishes and helps you to feel like you are on a permanent vacation!

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Colleton River

Colleton River has been recognized as the one of the nation’s best private golf clubs. It is the only club in America with two golf courses that have made the prestigious TOP 100 list of private golf courses in Golf Magazine. 

Having a home in Colleton River offers you an extraordinary lifestyle. Where else but at Colleton River could you get up early for morning coffee at the Dye Clubhouse to watch the sunrise, play 18 fantastic holes of golf, and have lunch on the veranda, overlooking 9 golf holes including the signature 12th to 14th and the river to the sound beyond? If that isn’t spectacular enough, take your cart the short distance to the Nicklaus Club, play 18 holes of incredible golf in the afternoon, and then enjoy an after-golf drink or dinner while watching an amazing sunset. 

In addition to these dramatic and superbly playable golf courses, living in Colleton River has more than 1500 acres of spectacularly unspoiled deep-water land, expansive lakes, and breathtaking salt water marshes with sweeping Low Country vistas for your enjoyment. Leaving the traffic and busy world behind, the winding drive into Colleton River is assurance of the tranquil setting beyond. 

Colleton River also features an active Stan Smith designed tennis facility adjacent to the fitness center and a 25 meter pool with 5 lap lanes and a play area for young children. Social life offers something for everyone. There are book clubs, bridge groups, Yoga classes, art and cooking classes, wine dinners and a Scotch Society and much, much more. The Discovery Series and Town Hall meetings help to round out the events. 

Colleton River offers you more than a home – it offers you a diverse group of people who are willing to share their time and abilities with others and offer the best gift of all – friendship in community living. Too good to be true? See for yourself – only at Colleton River!

Upcoming improvements include new pickleball courts and an expansion of the Dye clubhouse that will take advantage of the stunning view.

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