Ted Turner Lists Private Island for Sale at $23.8 Million

st phillips island dock
Courtesy of Plantation ServicesThe dock on media magnate Ted Turner’s private island, St. Phillips, a 4,680-acre property on South Carolina’s coast.

Ted Turner’s private, breathtaking island off the South Carolina coast is creating quite a buzz, now that he’s listed it for $ 23.777 million. “My phone’s been ringing off the hook,” says Chip Hall, who is co-listing the barrier island with Lee Walters, both of Plantation Services.

Some of those calls are actually from buyers eager to grab the whole, or part of, St. Phillips Island — 4,680 acres of totally private creeks, moss and white-sand beaches. The island also has a five-bedroom/five-bath main house, and separate caretaker’s quarters.

“My family and I have owned St. Phillips Island along the South Carolina coast for many years now,” Turner said in a statement released by Hall. “While we have enjoyed the island and made so many memories there, we, unfortunately, are not able to visit as much as we would like. Therefore we have chosen to sell the property, in an attempt to pass on St. Phillips Island to another family who will enjoy this natural oasis as much as we did.”

Turner bought the island in 1979 for an undisclosed sum, says the The Wall Street Journal. It is protected under a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy that permits the construction of 10 additional residences.

Hall says the value of the island, reachable only by boat, lies in its “natural maritime forest, the long white beaches along the ocean, the location and the total privacy.”

“It is a perfect place for a modern-day Robinson Crusoe,” Hall says — a Crusoe with $ 24 million.

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