161 Harbour Watch Blvd is located in Harbour Watch on Lake Murray, SC just 15 miles west of Lexington, SC; 25 miles to the capital city of Columbia, SC; 40 miles to Aiken, SC; and 25 miles to the Newberry Opera House and fine dining in Newberry, SC. It’s less than 25 miles from Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Harbour Watch marina is a short boat ride across from Timberlake Country Club, the only golf course located ON Lake Murray. It is open to public play. Located in the midlands of South Carolina, one can enjoy beautiful Lake Murray and still be 2.5 hours from either the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina or the white sand beaches of South Carolina. Harbour Watch is in Lexington School District Three, with students attending Batesburg-Leesville Elementary, Middle and High Schools.
Enter 161 Harbour Watch Blvd along the concrete paved walk. To the left of the foyer are French doors which lead into the formal dining room with chair rail. The family room is inviting with its warm colored walls, box ceiling and ventless gas log fireplace and recessed mantle. There are hardwood floors in the main living areas and crown molding throughout. The kitchen is light and bright with its white wood cabinets, new tile flooring, new granite counters and white subway tile backsplash, and new, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, including a 5 burner smooth surface range and convection oven with warming drawer and Samsung counter depth door in door refrigerator. Large windows in the breakfast room overlook the deck and back yard and allow for natural light to brighten the space. A new storm door with retractable glass leads to the large deck on the back of the house.
The home has a highly desirable split floor plan. The large master suite with new, plush carpet has a walk-in closet, private bath with new granite vanity, two new sinks with new faucets, separate toilet room or water closet, garden tub, and large shower with lifetime guaranteed bath fitter. The master suite is on the left side of the house. To the right of the living area are two large bedrooms which share a bath with new tile floor and new granite vanity, sink and faucet. This bath has a frosted transom window over the tub/shower to allow light into the bathroom. The entire upstairs consists of a living area, full bath with new tile floor, sleeping area, open spaces, alcoves and numerous closets. With minimal effort, the upstairs could be transformed into a large garage apartment or terrific teen or in-law suite. It is on a separate HVAC and has a door at the base of the stairs which makes it a completely stand-alone area, but it is also totally accessible to the main living area.
161 Harbour Watch Blvd has vinyl tilt-in windows. It has a 14 SEER 3 ton York HVAC and a 15 SEER 2.5 ton York HVAC installed in August, 2016. There are 6 intakes throughout the home which allow the homeowner to close all doors and maintain a consistent temperature throughout the house. The garage doors are insulated and the summer South Carolina Electric and Gas utility bills average about $175/month. This lovely all-brick home has a manicured lawn and mature landscaping with 4 zone sprinkler system front and back and a French drain system complete with 8” pipe and river rock. This elaborate system, along with gutters with gutter guards routed to the drain system, keeps the lawn dry when so many others are soggy.
This all-brick, maintenance-free home comes with deeded boat slip, B-21, at the community marina. The property owners’ association fee is only $975/year with boat owners’ association fee being an additional $320/year. That’s the equivalent of about two months’ wet storage at any of the local marinas. The sellers of 161 Harbour Watch Blvd are willing to cover 2018 association fees with an acceptable offer. Additionally, the residents of Harbour Watch just purchased 16 acres of land that the developer had originally planned as Phase 5B, the final lots on which to be built. This purchase ensures that the residents maintain control of the association and that phase is maintained as green space. The sellers have paid a $289 special assessment. The association projects that this land acquisition will result in special assessments of approximately $260/year for the next 4-5 years.
The modest association fees at Harbour Watch cover a multitude of amenities. Harbour Watch has grounds keepers that beautifully maintain all common areas including the fitness center, pool, restrooms, large clubhouse equipped with a caterer’s kitchen, the boat ramp, fishing pier, marina, tennis courts, putting and chipping green, playground, nature trails throughout the neighborhood, including the island and peninsula. This is a golf cart community where pride of ownership is evident and southern hospitality abounds. Residents enjoy a variety of activities including bunco, canasta, gardening, stitching and book clubs, pot luck dinners, parades, aerobics, pilates, a monthly community night out, gentlemen’s breakfast and more. Within the first week or so of ownership, new homeowners are greeted by a “Welcome to Harbour Watch” committee member and don’t be surprised when neighbors show up with a loaf of homemade bread or a plate of cookies. Harbour Watch is truly a one-of-a-kind neighborhood that’s alive with new construction and new residents.
Lake Murray is an almost 50,000 acre recreational lake with approximately 600 miles of shoreline where fishermen (and women) fish year round for large-mouth bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish. Popular water sports include skiing, wake boarding, paddle boarding and hopping into a towable and being pulled along the top of the water. All of this is a way of life at Harbour Watch, lake living at its finest.
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