Salt Marsh Cottages
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

About Us

The Salt Marsh Cottages, a separate regime community within the Moss Creek Community, “brought national recognition to our area decades ago for their ecofriendly and innovative design.”  Built in 1978-79, architect Jakie Lee had “no desire to render the cottages within a manicured landscape, but envisioned them as a partner to the site. Working together in clusters, the units become more meaningful and connect in thoughtful organic patterns.” Lee's Salt Marsh Cottages “excellent floor plans” and “connection to nature” won a 1980 merit award from the SC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  “Interior spaces in the Salt Marsh Cottages have balance and pleasing proportional relationships.  At about 1,100 square feet, each cottage's interior possesses surprising height and volume.  Light enters everywhere and outside seems to merge with inside through a generous number of doors, windows and skylights.” There are 42 Salt Marsh Cottages with 3 different FLOOR PLANS situated in 6 cul-de-sacs.  

Quotes excerpted from the article are by Jeff Eley, Professor of Architectural History at Savannah College of Art & Design, published March 14, 2011, in the Island Packet... To read the article in its entirety,  **click here**
At the foot of the Hilton Head Island bridges lies Moss Creek Plantation. Sprawled over 1,000 picturesque acres of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Moss Creek is an unparalleled private community with magnificent sunsets and water views. If you want to know more, visit
On Sunday morning, May 4 @ 10am, 4 SMC Owners (1 former owner as a replacement) played in the 1st Ever SMC Tennis Event as part of the SMC Get-Together for Spring 2014. Bo Oleksiuk played 4 game sets partnering with each of the female participants: Kathy Devereaux, Sue Forrest and Jane Hill. A good time was had by all. Maybe next year we will have more tennis players joining in the fun.
In the afternoon @ 2:30pm, Pam & Tom Finnie and Sue & Tom Forrest, had a great time playing 9 holes of golf on a beautiful sun-filled Sunday. Again, this was the 1st Ever Golf Tournament as part of the SMC Spring Sports Event. We know that next spring, there will be many more SMC golfers participating.
In the evening, at 6pm. a group of 15 SMC owners and former owners (and 2 guests) met at the pool with lots of great varied foods and drinks to hold a Pot-Luck Dinner. A few tables were set up together and all of the participants had chairs set up under the shaded area. The crowd ate, talked and laughed together until about 8pm. Jeff Eley & Gregory Vaughan, Joan Finlay, Tom & Pam Finnie, Sue & Tom Forrest, Jane Hill, Gabriele Hoffman & Richard Coyne, Carol & Bo Oleksiuk, Rita Parker and Kathy & Don Devereaux and guests had a very good time.
SMC Get-Together: Owners & Renters at the Friday Feb 28 dinner at the MC Clubhouse. Sue & Tom Forrest, Carol & Bo Oleksiuk, Joan Finlay, Gabrielle Hoffmann & Richard Coyne, Jeff & Nancy Bassett, Pam & Tom Finnie, Debbie Kulick & friend Joan.
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