Salt Marsh Cottages
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Community News

                         February 11,  2018

Sunday Brunch at the Clubhouse


A Big Welcome to our New Neighbors:

SMC 110 Paul & Gail Metcalfe
The Metcalfes reside in the Cleveland, Ohio area and have for most of
or all of their lives.  Hilton Head Island for them has been a fond
place to visit nearly every year for more than 20 years. They used to
own a condo on the island after falling in love with the area on
summer vacations and love just about any outdoor activity - bicycling
on road and off, hiking, fishing, paddle water sports, snowboarding,
skiing, and motorcycling. Tennis and golf will probably become more
familiar with more time spent in beloved Moss Creek. Being fans of
professional and college sports round out the use of their down time.  They
are currently working on remodeling and redecorating the interior of
their new cottage where they will spend time periodically as full-time
work permits, for now.

Gail has a professional background in business, marketing, and
communications and is currently a senior marketing manager for an
automotive aftermarket manufacturer. Writing and interior decorating
are among her best kept secrets.

Paul, with an engineering and business background, founded and manages
a 16-year-old product development firm that helps the largest of firms
down to small startups with creating, engineering, prototyping,
testing, marketing and sourcing manufacturing for consumer,
industrial, commercial, medical and aerospace markets. He is a
long-time motorcyclist, mostly on road now, with a history of off-road
riding, and is (slowly) in pursuit of his private pilot's license.

Their son Tyler is a junior at Texas Christian University (TCU) in
Fort Worth, Texas majoring in Film, TV and Digital Media (FTDM) with a
minor in Business. He has a natural eye for photography and video and
can also write. The love for the outdoors and sports is reflected
through his creative work to date. You will often find him fishing
from one of the docks or on his dual-hull paddle board.

SMC 121  John & Karlin Bramhall
John and Karlin are from Charlotte, NC. They have 4 children. Aryn, 24 who
graduated from NC State and lives in Raleigh, NC.  Coby, 22 who is in
the Navy and is stationed in San Diego. He is currently on his 3rd deployment on
the USS CARL VINSON. Payton is 20 and is a full-time college student at
Appalachian State. And the youngest is Jax, 9, who attends Hilton Head IB
Elementary and is the third grade. 

They own Renovation Solutions of Hilton Head Island, LLC and Karlin is also an operating room nurse. They made Hilton Head Island their home in October 2016. Before moving to Moss Creek, they lived at Seaside Villas on South Forest Beach where they flipped two condos before buying their Salt Marsh Cottage.

They are excited to establish a home in the community and love the amenities of Moss Creek. John Payton, and Jax enjoy golfing and Karlin hopes to learn tennis. They are also boaters and look forward to getting on the water. 

Currently, there are NO Salt Marsh Cottages on the market. However, there is one in foreclosure. Please contact a real estate agent for information. You can also peruse the Beaufort County site for the auction date:

Good Vibrations
The 60's Tribute held at the Clubhouse on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Check out the flower power! A great time was had by all!

Ann Nordstrom & Susan Carlson

                                                   Bo Oleksiuk, Joan Finlay, Carol Oleksiuk

                                                        Gabriele Hoffmann & Richard Coyne

                                                                 Carol & Bo Oleksiuk

Sunday Supper, SMC Get -Together on February 28, 2016. 

(Tom & Pam Finnie, Debora Voss, Tom Sanger, Carol & Bo Oleksiuk, Sheila Haigh, Jane Hill, Ken Haigh, and Debbie Kulick.)

Annual Moss Creek Picnic

After all the rain over the past few weeks, we were finally able to get a perfect evening for the annual Moss Creek picnic and official opening of Bostwick Point Park. The park, complete with doggie recreation area, has been redesigned and landscaped –- ideal for events like this.

More than 600 residents turned out for complementary BBQ, mac & cheese, coleslaw, buns and brownies – topped off with beer, wine, soda and water. Moss Creek employees eagerly staffed the event and Target (the popular band) played overlooking their dance platform and the salt marsh. Such a great view!

Unfortunately, many of our Salt Marsh Cottage group were not able to attend, since the picnic had been rescheduled to a weekday, Monday, Oct. 19. However, our SMC “crowd” joined in the festivities, hoping more of us had been able to be there.

The weather has cooled down and it was a nice crisp autumn evening to catch up with familiar friends and meet some new ones!

                                                                   (submitted by Linda Gillet --- SMC 133

Enjoying the fun (l. to r.) are Pam and Tom Finnie, Rita Lemoine, Linda Gillet and
Debora Voss

Bob Barr (l.) hanging out with some of his tennis buddies.

The new Bostwick Point Park, approaching the park from Moss Creek Drive.

Past News Stories:
Salt Marsh Cottages in the News:
The Island Packet dedicated the front page of the real estate section to our community on Sunday, April 5. The articles were written by our own Gregory Vaughn and Island Packet reporter, Melinda Copp. To read the articles in their entirety, click on the links below:
Good Design is Worth Celebrating: 

Timeless Design: 

                   Salt Marsh Cottages 35th Anniversary Celebration

Wow! Do the Salt Marsh Cottages know how to have a celebration party!

Our 35th Anniversary on Sunday, April 12 was an overwhelming, standing-room-only celebration attended by a crowd that came from Sea Pines all the way out to Sun City and beyond! More than 130 guests packed Bostwick Pavilion to join us in a gala appreciation of the innovative and eco-friendly architecture and community setting of our 42 Salt Marsh Cottages. 

Attendees were treated to light refreshments overlooking the tidal waters of Mackay Creek. A video presentation and photographic and other graphic displays showcased some of the history, original construction, natural setting and some individual interior renovations of our cottages.

Highlights of the afternoon included introductions and comments from both the original architect of the cottages, Jakie Lee, and the original builder, Charlie Johnson, of Johnson/Dulaney Builders on Hilton Head Island. They spoke about the experience of building our Salt Marsh Cottages – the first project they worked on together in the late 1970’s.

Salt Marsh Cottage Board President, Tom Forrest,  and Treasurer, Jeff Eley, provided valuable commentary re: architecture and strength and continuing accomplishments of the SMC community POA.

A question & answer session followed, with a subsequent two-hour walking tour of the cottages. Four cottages were open for touring, two of which are currently on the market (at time of publication). These cottages represented various remodeling styles and floorplans. We thank those owners for welcoming visitors into their homes. 

And thanks to individual owners who took the time to enhance the neighborhood with flowering spring shrubs and flowers, along with the well-groomed common areas.

We were fortunate to have a SUPER public relations program, highlighted by two full articles (not advertisements) in the Island Packet, 4-color invitations mailed to cottage residents and local realtors, plus features in our own Moss Creek Advocate and This Week at the Creek.

And special thanks to the SMC Anniversary team and volunteers for the hours and efforts to pull it all together and present a 1st class celebration!

The immediate response from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, most acknowledging they were unaware of the cottages’ existence and natural beauty. The long-term effects of the event can only be positive for everyone – residents and visitors alike!

                                                                                                            ----Linda Gillet, SMC #133 

Featured Recipe:

Submitted by Carol Oleksiuk

1 package frozen meatballs, 1 ball fresh mozzarella,
circle cookie cutter, Popsicle sticks, BBQ sauce (optional, for dipping)

Cook meatballs, remove from oven 5 minutes before done; meantime cut mozzarella into 1/4" slices; Take meatballs from oven and place slice of mozzarella overtop each; return to oven for remaining cook time or until cheese melts.

Using a circle cookie cutter remove excess melted cheese at bottom of meatball.
Transfer to a serving plate and skewer each meatball with a popsicle stick.

Can serve with a side of BBQ sauce for dipping.

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