Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Once Through the Private Gates.....


"Once through the private gates, you quickly realize you have entered a community that is completely dedicated to preserving the beautiful canvas nature has provided.




Elegant homes, exceptional amenities and some of South Carolina's most beautiful coastal scenery come together to set the framework for a community of exceptional standards.





The rhythm of the ocean. Gentle waves stirring cool ocean breezes. An egret poised on the banks of a peaceful marsh. A feeling of calm is inescapable. It is a pace that compliments the natural beauty of the 2,700 acres that are DeBordieu.

For generations, families have embraced this quietly tucked away community as a place to reconnect. From traditional oyster roasts, elegant dinner dances and Friday evening mixers to a wide variety of clubs and holiday festivities, social activities are designed to enhance DeBordieu's innate sense of community."
Come see for yourself.

For information about DeBordieu, visit the website at www.DeBordieu.com.
Contact Troi Kaz, 843-455-4523, TroiKaz@DeBordieu.com



Friday, July 20, 2012

What's Cookin' at DeBordieu?


In some DeBordieu kitchens, it’s not just dinner!
Many homeowners in this private oceanfront golf community just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina are finding that devoting a small space in their kitchen area to do everything from manage their household finances to actually work from home is convenient and very practical.
Others prefer the having a separate room for their home offices. And some, like the owners at 79 Sweet Grass actually have both; a small office right off the kitchen, and a full office on the mezzanine level of the home.
The important issues to think about when considering office space in the kitchen are mainly storage, tolerance for clutter, and efficiency.  Some find that creating a visual boundary between the office and kitchen will help owners increase their productivity. A column or a half wall could be all you need. I must confess, in my kitchen office, I get so caught up tweeting, pinning and posting that sometimes I forget to even start dinner. LOL
Other important things to remember when planning office space in a kitchen include adequate power outlets, proper lighting, appropriate flooring, and cabinetry for special needs like filing cabinets and pull out shelves.  







The views from some of the DeBordieu home offices pictured on this page are spectacular. And they are all on the market. Click on the pictures to link to more information about the home and a virtual tour.  
DeBordieu Colony is an oceanfront community located just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina featuring private golf and tennis, saltwater creek access to the ocean, a manned security gate, and luxury homes and villas surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife and nature preserves.

For more information, call Troi Kaz at DeBordieu Colony Real Estate, 
843-455-4523, 
or email TroiKaz@DeBordieu.com.



There has never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DeBordieu HOT DEAL of the Week!


At just $599,000, this 4 Bedroom Golf Course home is the DeBordieu HOT DEAL of the week!


It's located on one of the prettiest Cul-de-sacs in DeBordieu’s Private Golf Course Community.


A popular Lowcountry style, it's perfect for a primary residence or second home.


The main floor offers a Formal Dining Room with beautiful moulding, wainscoating and hardwood floors, Living Room with vaulted ceiling and spectacular window, Kitchen open to Carolina and Breakfast Rooms, and the Master Suite with a private screened porch.

Upstairs are 3 BRs and 2 Baths.

Other features include an elevator, under house parking and storage, beautiful, mature trees and landscaping, and a large deck overlooking the 16th tees and fairway.


DeBordieu Colony is an oceanfront community located just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina that features private golf and tennis, saltwater creek access to the ocean, a manned security gate, and luxury homes and villas surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife and nature preserves.

For more information, contact Troi Kaz at 843-455-4523, or via email, TroiKaz@DeBordieu.com
There has never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu! 

Realtors Welcome!


I love working with buyer clients referred to DeBordieu by realtors in the local Pawleys and Myrtle Beach areas, or beyond! As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network, I’m also looking forward to sending referrals to other areas of the country.
Just yesterday, I was asked by a local realtor exactly what was the best way to do business at DeBordieu. One thing is for certain, we want to “roll out the red carpet” and welcome realtors who have buyer clients who wish to consider a purchase in this gorgeous place. The photos shown here are of DeBordieu properties sold so far this year that involved a Pawleys Island area realtor, and for which, I am very grateful!

HOW IT WORKS: If a realtor who is a member of the Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors physically brings their buyer client to DeBordieu the first time, walks them in the door of the sales office, just once, their company will get a full co-broke commission on the buyers side of the transaction, provided they have a buyer agency agreement with the buyer. If they are too swamped to accompany the buyer, just by picking up the phone, registering the buyer, and sending them to DeBordieu, it’s a 25% referral fee of the buyers side. Either way, we will take it from there, whether it takes 5 days or 5 years….when they buy, that realtor will be covered. The 25% referral fee is also available to a realtor from outside of our MLS area, as was the case when a realtor from Charlotte, NC referred a DeBordieu lot buyer to me not long ago.

WHO TO CALL: To make plans to come, and to set showing appointments, only one DCRE agent needs to be called. The agent can call me, Troi Kaz, at 843-455-4523, (thank you very much) or call one of my fellow sales executives at the office, 843-546-4176. The important thing is that the referring agent get quick answers and excellent service.

WHEN TO CALL: As soon as the agent has a buyer client interested in DeBordieu, it’s best to call and register them. All we need is the name and hometown. That way, if they visit the website and begin gathering information, the referring agent is protected.

THE DOG AND PONY SHOW: I wish I had some scientific research to back this up….all I can offer is personal experience, but I can tell you that the more time a potential buyer spends hearing about DeBordieu’s development philosophy and history in the real estate office while looking at all of our pictures and maps, the higher the probability is of that person buying here… and the more significant their investment. We encourage agents to USE US! It’s what we’re here for, and it’s all we do. If a buyer doesn’t have time for at least a 5- minute dog and pony show, it’s been my experience that they won’t buy in here anyway.

Again, we want to make sure that everyone knows that we love transacting business at DeBordieu with outside realtors. We want to make it easy and lucrative! Please let me know if you have any questions.
There has never been a better time to consider purchasing property at DeBordieu!



Thursday, July 12, 2012

DeBordieu Golf, "An 18-Stop Nature Tour"


Pete Dye and his son, P.B. Dye, designed a beauty at DeBordieu, the private beach front golf community just north of Charleston, South Carolina. 

Golf at DeBordieu can be described as an exhilarating 18-stop nature tour. In fact, I had a real estate client last year who called his wife and said, "Honey, I've found the perfect spot! It's a private golf course in the middle of a nature preserve!" He bought a house that day, and is living happily ever after. 




















The Dye's designed a challenging, but playable course that meanders through the stunning marshland of DeBordieu and is defined by its signature 17th hole - voted "number one" on the Grand Strand.

The pictures on this page of some of the golf holes at DeBordieu. They are linked to the lot listings on that hole. Click the pictures for more information about each property. 


There has never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu. 

For more information, contact Troi Kaz, 843-455-4523, or TroiKaz@DeBordieu.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dining at DeBordieu


Dining and socializing are always special events at DeBordieu, the private oceanfront golf community just north of Charleston, SC.

Whether you choose the elegant Georgian-style Golf Clubhouse or the spectacular panoramic views from DeBordieu’s oceanfront Beach Club, pleasing the senses is always on the menu.

For a more casual take on elegance, enjoy dining and live entertainment at the Blue Heron Beach Grill. And the oceanfront pool and Tiki Hut bar make every day at DeBordieu Beach a special occasion.





For more information about Club Membership and dining at DeBordieu, call 843-455-4523 or contact TroiKaz@DeBordieu.com.

DeBordieu Colony is an oceanfront community located just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina featuring private golf and tennis, saltwater creek access to the ocean, a manned security gate, and luxury homes and villas surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife and nature preserves. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Creek Runs Through It


DeBordieu is a truly unique oceanfront community located just north of Charleston, South Carolina featuring private golf and tennis, saltwater creek access to the ocean, a manned security gate, and luxury homes and villas surrounded by hundreds of acres of wildlife and nature preserves.
One of the most wonderful features DeBordieu offers is access to North Inlet, via the private boat landing available to DeBordieu property owners. Because of this boat landing, DeBordieu residents do not necessarily have to live right on the creek to enjoy boating and fishing in one of North America’s most pristine estuaries.
Now, if you would like to keep your boat in the creek behind your back yard, DeBordieu has a number of properties available that would allow you to do just that. Please click on the picture of the homes featured here for more details, or visit www.DeBordieu.com for a complete list of creek front homes.
Legend has it that when the Marquis de Lafayette made his South Carolina land fall on North Island during the American Revolution, and gazed upon creeks and marshlands of what is now DeBordieu, he was so enthralled by the natural beauty, he proclaimed that it must surely be the “borderland of God”, D’abord Dieu. 
Come see DeBordieu for yourself. Call 843-455-4523, or email TroiKaz@DeBordieu.com
There has never been a better time to consider a purchase at DeBordieu. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Local Restaurant Review - Alfresco


In addition to the fine dining and casual grills DeBordieu offers its members and guests, we’re so lucky to be just 4 miles from downtown Georgetown, SC, where there are quite a few wonderful restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Today, I met a friend for lunch at a spot I had never heard of before….. ALFRESCO, a fairly new 28-seat bistro on Front Street.

Chef Eddys Chacon leads the culinary team at Alfresco with his wife, sous-chef Lisa Chacon. It’s a small, intimate place with very nice d├ęcor.

My friend and I tried the Goat Cheese Truffles for starters, which were great (and really cute), but I’m going for the Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wrap next time.

We both had salads, she had the California Cob, and I had the Tenderloin Cob. Both were excellent! I can’t wait to go back!
 

Alfresco Georgetown Bistro is located at 812 Front St. in Georgetown. The number is (843) 344-3869. It is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Lunch is served until 3 p.m., and early dining specials are available from 3-5 p.m.

Click Here to read a more in-depth review. 

DeBordieu Colony is an oceanfront community located just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina featuring private golf and tennis, saltwater creek access to the ocean, a manned security gate, and luxury homes and villas surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife and nature preserves. 
For more information, call 843-455-4523, or email TroiKaz@DeBordieu.com.  

Thursday, July 5, 2012

DeBordieu Hot Deal of the Week!


Just reduced to just $599,000, this Low Country Golf Course Home features 4 Bedrooms, each with their own private baths. 

Rich hardwood floors and soaring cathedral ceilings in the living and dining rooms are accentuated by the wall of glass overlooking the quintessential golf view: water….then golf! 

The recently updated kitchen with granite counter tops and the wet bar in the living room make entertaining a breeze. 

Outdoor living spaces include two screen porches, a large sun deck, a beautiful front porch, and a backyard big enough to add a pool. Upstairs, between the two bedroom suites, is a landing area/sitting room with that same stunning view. For more details, pictures and a virtual tour, CLICK HERE

DeBordieu Colony is an oceanfront community located just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina featuring private golf and tennis, saltwater creek access to the ocean, a manned security gate, and luxury homes and villas surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife and nature preserves. For more information, contact TroiKaz@DeBordieu.com, 843-455-4523.




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Independence Day!


“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. 
You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~ Erma Bombeck

Happy Independence Day!
Below are a few pictures and videos of the 4th of July Celebrations at DeBordieu  in the past.  Enjoy!



DeBordieu Salute from the Shore 2011
DeBordieu Salute from the Shore 2011
DeBordieu Fireworks Finale 2011
DeBordieu Fireworks Finale 2011

Salute from the Shore picture of Beach club
Salute From the Shore 2011
DeBordieu - Salute from the Shore, July 4, 2010
DeBordieu - Salute from the Shore, July 4, 2010
DeBordieu, July 4 Fireworks Finale, 2010
DeBordieu, July 4 Fireworks Finale, 2010

Monday, July 2, 2012

Salute from the Shore 2012

It’s a 3-peat with a nice twist! Back for the third year, Salute from the Shore is a spectacular, patriotic tribute from South Carolina to our troops. This year, veterans will be honored as well!

Salute from the Shore 2012 will happen on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, when beach goers from Little River to Hilton Head Island will wave American flags as four F-16 fighter jets from Shaw Air Force Base fly the length of the South Carolina coast!

Here at DeBordieu, everyone is asked to wear red, white and blue, as we wave a huge 30 x 60 ft. flag on the beach in front of the DeBordieu Beach Club. Here's a video from last year's Salute from the Shore. 


The  Air Force F-16s are flown by the 79th Fighter Squadron, “The Flying Tigers,” of the 20th Fighter Wing, stationed at Shaw Air Force Base. According to John Michael Otis, president of the Salute effort,   “this squadron was part of the last U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq. They flew air support while the ground forces closed the gates behind them, so we’re very honored to have them involved.”

But don’t stop waving when the planes fly over, because this year, following the jets, will be some private World War II aircraft, with several  veterans on board. They will start at about the same spot, and go from North Myrtle Beach to about Charleston or Folly Beach, depending on how far their fuel with stretch.

Here’s the approximate Salute from the Shore schedule:
·         North Myrtle Beach: 1:01 p.m.
·         Surfside Beach: 1:05 p.m.
·         Pawley’s Island: 1:08 p.m.
·         Isle of Palms: 1:18 p.m.
·         Folly Beach: 1:20 p.m.
·         Edisto Island: 1:25 p.m.
·         Hilton Head: 1:29 p.m.



For more information, visit salutefromtheshore.org. Upload photos and videos at www.facebook.com/SalutefromtheShore, follow twitter.com/saluteshore and use the hashtag #saluteshore on tweets and photo uploads.

DeBordieu Colony is an oceanfront community located just south of Pawleys Island, South Carolina featuring private golf and tennis, saltwater creek access to the ocean, a manned security gate, and luxury homes and villas surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife and nature preserves.
For more information, contact TroiKaz@DeBordieu.com, 843-455-4523.