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Rose Dhu Creek Plantation

Equestrian Community: Rose Dhu Creek Plantation

Remember your dream of a home in the country with your own stable of horses and miles of trails to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine?

For most of us, that dream was difficult to realize when we factored in the demands and responsibilities of our daily lives including work and home. The barn and stables would need full-time attention as well as the horses that required daily exercise. Factor in full-time help and it became expensive and all too consuming.

Developer Steve Anthony and owner of Legacy Construction not only understood that desire; he made it a reality. Today, Rose Dhu Creek Plantation is one of the country's most spectacular equestrian communities and it is located right here in the Lowcountry.

Just four miles from downtown Bluffton, this 322-acre neighborhood has attracted families from all walks of life interested in raising their family in a magical, gated plantation that offers more than six miles of trails suitable for walking, biking, horseback riding or running with friends.

"[Rose Dhu Creek Plantation] is out of the hustle and bustle of traffic," says Cora Bett Thomas REALTOR David Lively, sales manager for Rose Dhu Creek Plantation. "You feel like youre at home in the country."

Like so much of the Lowcountry area, majestic oaks draped with Spanish moss are prevalent. Rose Dhu Creek Plantation is has three fully stocked fishing lagoons, a community pool and a 2500 square foot pavilion frequented by neighbors who often warm themselves by the open fireplace during chilly evenings.

Beyond the Gates
Rose Dhu Creek Plantation is home to 119 homesites with local owners that remain full-time residents. Just outside lie 44 public and private golf courses. Hilton Head Island and its many events is a short drive, offering beaches and other aquatic activities. Neighboring downtown Bluffton offers its own charm with century year-old homes and tree-lined streets inhabited by distinct shops and restaurants.
Savannah, Georgia is a mere 16 miles from Rose Dhu Creek Plantation. Its historic center brings local and international visitors to sample some of the best foods in the world and drink in the stories of pirates and the skirmishes of the Civil War.

But it's the 17-acre equestrian facility that draws homeowners to Rose Dhu Creek Plantation. The 16,000 square foot, 32 stall barn has two indoor hot/cold wash bays, a feed room, climate controlled tack rooms, a riders lounge, restrooms with showers, a round pen and two all-weather arenas. This past May, the Rose Dhu Creek Equestrian Center announced the completion of a 20,000 square foot covered and lighted arena. There is even a full-time trainer/manager that boards at the facility.

Also unique to the property are the large lots homeowners enjoy. Beginning at just over 1/2 an acre and up to five acres, the neighborhood is truly a custom community. And for those that still desire their own barn, it is possible.

"[Homesites] that are two acres or larger can have a small barn or paddock," says David.

Rose Dhu Creek Plantation is living proof of one developer's gift to hundreds of dreamers.

David Lively can be reached at (843) 815-9395 or by email at DavidLively@Hargray.com.
PHOTOS BY Lori Anthony