Homes for sale on the intercoastal waterway SC. Really it is actually the Intracoastal waterway but hey who cares right. The Intercoastal Waterway also known as the ICW, runs from the bottom of South Carolina all the way north into North Carolina and it probably comes as no surprise there is much available real estate for sale on this highly desirable deep water system that also connects to the rivers of coastal SC. If you’re an avid boater, fisherman, or just want a gorgeous waterfront view to wake up to owning a home on the ICW – Intracoastal Waterway in SC the place to be. However, beware of the price for these properties on the Intercoastal Waterway (as many of us incorrectly say) are oftentimes the most expensive homes in SC. The very popular neighborhood of Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach is one you’ll want to check out. BOAT SLIP MARINA COMMUNITIES

Most of the houses for sale on the ICW in South Carolina (specifically the man-made sections) will be in the towns of Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Georgetown & Pawley’s Island.

MLS Listings Data

Total Listings:236
Average Price:$761,743
Highest Listing Price:$7,500,000
Average Days On Market:36
Average Price/SqFt:$272

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Perched 25 ft above the Intracoastal Waterway, this Barbados-influenced...

Perched 25 ft above the Intracoastal Waterway, this Barbados-influenced home is designed so that every room has at least three light changes throughout the day. Making great use of salvaged bricks, it is constructed on the footprint of the original house that stood on this site until the 1800s, and with four bedrooms and four and one half baths, the residence offers plenty of living space. Ideal for entertaining, the superb layout benefits from a stunning kitchen and dining area, plus multiple French doors that open to a riverside porch and terraced lawn. Custom lighting and paint colors are used throughout —the principal gathering room is characterized by a hunting lodge aesthetic, perfect for more intimate or group gatherings. The estate feels connected to the land, with ground level terraces and sensational views taking in pastures on one side and a river on the other, as well as historical rice fields and private boat dock. Spacious guest quarters over the carriage house garage and a separate artist’s studio complete this idyllic scene ~ 7 Lower Waverly. This property is under a Conservation Easement which includes: 59 Acres [approx. 44.681 Acres Highland / 2 Acres Pond / 12 Acres Wetland located in River/Former Ricefields]

$ 7,500,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 8900
Perched 25 ft above the Intracoastal Waterway, this Barbados-influenced...

Perched 25 ft above the Intracoastal Waterway, this Barbados-influenced home is designed so that every room has at least three light changes throughout the day. Making great use of salvaged bricks, it is constructed on the footprint of the original house that stood on this site until the 1800s, and with four bedrooms and four and one half baths, the residence offers plenty of living space. Ideal for entertaining, the superb layout benefits from a stunning kitchen and dining area, plus multiple French doors that open to a riverside porch and terraced lawn. Custom lighting and paint colors are used throughout --the principal gathering room is characterized by a hunting lodge aesthetic, perfect for more intimate or group gatherings.

$ 7,500,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft -
Nestled on a 15 foot bluff along the banks of the Stono River, this...

Nestled on a 15 foot bluff along the banks of the Stono River, this elegant waterfront property offers true deepwater access and an ideal location just minutes from historic downtown Charleston. Spend your days relaxing in the landscaped backyard with mature trees, moss-draped live oaks, and maintenance-free turf. A heated, inground, low maintenance saltwater pool provides the perfect place to unwind with cool breezes and uninterrupted views of the nearby Stono River and Intracoastal Waterway. A stone dining patio with outdoor fireplace is perfect for entertaining and enjoying meals al fresco. After a long day, retreat to a free-standing pool house with a full bath. A short wooden staircase leads to the private dock complete with a covered pier head, floater, and boat lift. Delight

$ 5,449,000
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 3 Sqft - 2442
In the highly sought-after Country Club of Charleston, this deep water...

In the highly sought-after Country Club of Charleston, this deep water paradise sits in the most ideal location you could ask for. It is a boater's heaven, featuring a short dock with a covered lift, entertaining space, and floating dock on the Intracoastal waterway just minutes from downtown Charleston and the harbor. The lot is among the largest in the Country Club, boasting 1.27 acres with the most beautiful camellias and oak trees; it's the sanctuary you've always dreamt of with nothing but potential and boundless opportunities. Walk through the front door to floor-to-ceiling windows in the open concept living, dining, and kitchen with panoramic views of the water just beyond the Spanish moss-covered oak trees.You are immediately taken by the views the second you enter the front door!

$ 4,950,000
View details Beds - 3 Baths - 3 Sqft - 4461
Live the Island Lifestyle in this to-be-built coastal home located on the...

Live the Island Lifestyle in this to-be-built coastal home located on the back of the island close to the marina, intercoastal waterway and beach! The house will consist of approximately 3,718 sq ft with 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, and open concept living space on a large, mature lot. The elevated, drive-under style construction will lend way to park four cars, and an elevator will bring you from the garage with stops on the first and second floors. The first floor will have a foyer, a over sized family room with fireplace that is open to the kitchen, with a dining area in between. The kitchen will feature a large center island and walk in pantry with access to the screened in porch and deck in the rear. The primary bedroom is located on the first floor and will have a walk in closet,

$ 3,874,750
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 3718
If you are looking for CUSTOM, this luxury New Construction is the...

If you are looking for CUSTOM, this luxury New Construction is the absolute depiction of craftsman coastal beauty at its finest! Located right on the intercoastal waterway in prestigious Harbor Watch in much-desired North Myrtle Beach. Built for the taste of sophistication. Intimate detail abounds thru out this open floor plan. Heaps of natural light flows thru this 5 BR/7 BA home surrounding a multitude of the finest selections, and an elevator servicing all 3 floors. Plank tile, ceramic tile and hardwood flooring span the home with an oak staircase and beautiful custom railings. Soaring 10 ft ceilings on the main floor showcase the luxurious kitchen with all it offers. High-end GE Café stainless-steel appliances feature a 48’’ Refrigerator, gas cooktop with decorative vented hood, wall oven and microwave, and wet bar including wine cooler and wine rack for all of your entertaining delights. Farmhouse sink centers the entertaining island that seats up to 6 people- High end countertops with custom cabinets, spacious walk-in pantry finishes out the stunning kitchen that opens to the dining and living area. LR features stunning coffered ceilings, crown molding, spectacular wood accents, and a floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace and custom built-in cabinets encasing it, and double French doors accessing the sprawling back porch. The main level owner’s suite offers privacy with intimate views of water and serene scenery. MB features tiled walk-in shower, giant soaking tub, dual vanities with custom cabinetry, water closet, and a master closet- all conveniently attached to laundry room with no features left behind. The laundry is detailed with solid surface counter tops, sink, and inlayed custom cabinets! 2nd BR on main level with full private bath. And an additional powder room adjoining the front foyer. Upstairs features 9 ft ceilings- A luxurious owners suite spans length of the home featuring tray ceilings with French doors to another stunning 3rd floor waterway view. An enormous walk-in closet with ample space, a large MB featuring wood accent beams, a Zero entry tiled shower, water closet, double vanity, and a two-person soaker tub. 2 additional BR each with a full private bath each offering views of the waterway, one with porch access. Recreation area with tray ceiling, a custom wet bar with icemaker, beverage fridge, and beautiful glass front custom cabinets. Additional laundry upstairs for your convenience! The exterior gets even better- Board & Batten, shaker, lap siding and standing seam roof highlight the home with gorgeous stone that makes this home absolutely breath taking! Covered rocking chair front porch and back porches with tile flooring, detailed craftsman columns, wood ceiling accents, and custom black aluminum railings. The back porches run the entire length of the home with end-to-end ceiling fans. Two car oversize garage, with additional golf cart garage and extra storage to put all of your toys, and equipment under the home. Setting the tone for the backyard oasis, featuring a saltwater pool and spa with swim up sitting area and lounge enclosed with a black iron fence. Just a few steps away your Private covered fixed dock with a covered boat lift and additional floating docks permit direct access to the waterway and all it has to offer. Pavers surround the pool and patio area, as well as the entire front driveway. Additional standout features: Two 16 Seer HVAC systems with LIFETIME warranty on the condenser for the original owner, TANKLESS hot water heater, full landscape package with irrigation. Harbor Watch is set apart on distinction and pride of ownership in the homes built here with NO HOA. Best of all, luxury living on the intercoastal waterway!! Conveniently located to shopping, restaurants and all the attractions of North Myrtle Beach. An absolute paradise for any water enthusiast, or someone wanting to enjoy the coastal lifestyle!!!

$ 3,499,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 9747
Amazing single story plan being built directly on the waterway. This...

Amazing single story plan being built directly on the waterway. This custom home is over 4800 heated square feet all on one floor with over 7500 square feet under roof. 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, 1 half bathroom plus a pool bathroom. This home is located in the Dye Estates at Barefoot which offers the best views of the intracoastal waterway. The outside of this home will feature a private dock with a covered 16k lb boat lift, infinity edge pool with the illusion of water flowing into the intracoastal. The interior of the home features 12'-17' coffered ceilings in the living room, dining room, family room, dinette, kitchen and covered lanais. Custom kitchen complete with 48" Commercial Gas Range, oversized pantry, separate freezer and refrigerator, and custom cabinets. The owners suite has a private sitting area overlooking the waterway. It is complete with 2 separate closets, soaking tub, oversized vanity, and a large walk in shower. This home was designed with view in mind. The rear of the house is almost all over-sized bronze windows and doors. You will love the outdoors with the 1540 square feet of covered lanais overlooking the waterway. This home is located in South Carolina’s premier Gated Waterway community in North Myrtle Beach.

$ 3,099,900
View details Beds - 4 Baths - 4 Sqft - 7508
If you like to entertain, then you just found your DREAM HOME! This...

If you like to entertain, then you just found your DREAM HOME! This stately home sits on over an acre and offers massive indoor and outdoor areas to gather with all of your family and friends. Although this home is large it still offers an extremely warm and welcoming feeling the second you step through the front door. The home is located within a gated intracoastal waterway community that is comprised of large lots with gorgeous homes. This home is one of the largest available in the Pawleys Island area. It consist of approximately 8800 heated sq ft and over 10,000 total sq ft. with a huge swimming pool and outdoor kitchen. The home offers 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths. (The 5th bedroom is currently used as a fully equipped exercise room.) The game and exercise area is over 1,800 sq ft. including a wet bar with minifridge, icemaker and Bosch dishwasher. The Game room has space for a Pool Table, Foosball Table, Ping Pong Table, Shuffleboard Table, Dart game, and a flat screen TV which all come with the home!!! There is a Home Theater that offers a 100" screen and projector along with a Klipsch sound system. Your guest will also enjoy the snack bar, complete with a popcorn maker. Is there a chef in the family? If so, here's what they'll get; Subzero Refrigerator/Freezer, Wolf Gas Range with griddle/grill and 2 ovens , 3 Bosch Dishwashers (kitchen, bar and Butler pantry), Jenn Air oven and microwave, Subzero Wine cooler , Granite counter tops, Huge island and Walnut cabinetry. Off of the Kitchen is a secondary living room along with an incredible all seasons room that's over looking the pool. The professional of the home will be overwhelmed with the hand made Oak paneling that covers the home office, from floor to ceiling. The spacious Living Room offers a vaulted ceiling and has a gas fireplace. A unique feature of the home is the climate controlled bar and entertaining area with a restaurant quality set up. A half bath is also included in this area. There's a smaller garage that is perfect for your golf cart. A home like this would not be complete without a place to dock your boat. This residence offers a deeded boat slip on the Intracoastal Waterway, equipped with power and water. Additionally, this is an all-brick home with spray foam insulation an encapsulated crawl space and a 5000 watt Generac generator for any unforeseen power outages . If you need more in a home, just ask... It probably has it. Make plans for a private viewing today, but set aside enough time. This could take a while!

$ 2,995,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 10000
Love where you live! An amazing opportunity to be on the Intracoastal...

Love where you live! An amazing opportunity to be on the Intracoastal Waterway in Riviera Village, at the Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This glorious to be built home has it all! With views of the Intracoastal Waterway, along with endless vision for multiple bonuses spaces that can be used for a studio, office, game room or fitness studio. Each space includes a large open room with a private bedroom, walk in closet, private bathroom, and powder room just off of the large open spaces. This home has all the amenities that a home of this magnitude can afford including a sauna, private multiple tier pool, hot tub/spa, and a full outdoor kitchen. With designer finishings, gourmet kitchen, expansive ceilings, molding, trim, custom woodwork throughout, along with designer features, cabinetry, tiles, mosaics, and hardwoods, the list truly goes on! This home can be exactly how you envision the space with it still being in the planning stage, the developer is willing to take buyers input in current design at this point in time. Home is schedule for completion for Summer 2023. With this home, owners at Grande Dunes can enjoy the Ocean Club with exquisite dining, oceanfront pools with food & beverage service, clubs, along with meeting rooms and countless activities. Additionally, the community has an 18-hole golf course, dining and pro shop, along with several on-site restaurants, deep water marina, a Har-Tru tennis facility with a pro store and miles or biking/walking trails!

$ 2,975,000
View details Beds - 5 Baths - 5 Sqft - 7478

ABOUT THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY SC

The intracoastal waterway of the United States east coast is a 3,000-mile in-land waterway that runs North from Boston Mass., down the entire eastern coastal rivers, wetlands, bays, & inlets all the way southward along the Atlantic Seaboard to the southern tip of Florida, then around the gulf of Mexico to Brownsville Texas. 

What you may not know is this was man-made and man-conceived (well partially). In 1808 the United States proposed the ICW (aka intercoastal waterway [incorrect]), to create natural coastal and inland which allows for a waterborne circumnavigation of the eastern continental United States, using minimal ocean travel. This would provide a better supply line for coastal trading and travel for the development of a growing new nation. 

While much of the ICW is natural formed over millennia from rivers, bays, sounds & inlets the United States also helped connect them to facilitate this endeavor of making a safer navigable trade route and thus the Intracoastal Waterway was born. 

When purchasing property on any coastal wetland, marsh, or water system in South Carolina you must be very prudent about understanding the very real risk of flooding. As this is an ever-present concern that comes with living in a flood plain but using knowledgable local real estate professionals can help you mitigate the risks. 

Homes with raised foundations built on either concrete columns or pilings are the norm and should always be your first option if you’re considering a home that is waterfront, creekfront, riverfront, or on the intercoastal (ICW). That will be your first line of defense and keep your flood insurance to a minimum. Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do about the risk of a hurricane the heavy winds that come from it, but if your house is raised you are likely good to go if flooding occurs.