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Listing Roundups

8 Properties for Snowbird Retreats

August 27, 2021
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A snowbird is defined as a person who chases the sun and travels to a warmer, typically southern, place during winter/fall and back to their original, typically northern, homesites during the summer/spring. Here are some retreats perfect for snowbirds to escape to during winter!


  1. Riverfront Rocking ‘A’ Ranch

This cozy home in White Oak, NC is the first contender. This home includes a lovely view of surrounding rivers and 305 +/- acres of property to hunt on. Not into hunting? Try out ATVing, hiking, or even kayaking around the property. Still doesn’t sound like your cup of tea? How about escaping from the cold winters of the north and experiencing the short, mild winters of North Carolina? The property includes an airplane hangar that can be converted into a heated venue to host family holidays and events, perfect for any snowbird!


2. Lake Front Development Land

This property is a unique opportunity with options to either build new housing or keep existing apartment complexes and renovate them for other snowbirds or renters. The property located in Orangeburg County, SC includes boat docks connected directly to the landings. So what could you do on this property? Besides the typical lakefront fishing answer, the property is only an hour’s drive away from historic downtown Charleston.


3. Matlacha Pass Private Island

How about your very own private island getaway in the heart of Lee County, FL? This island is close to local restaurants and shops, has roughly 45 +/- acres of developable land, and has direct gulf access. Still not convinced it’s the top snowbird escape? Imagine yourself floating on a raft in your own private area, kayaking around your island, or even taking a boat to dock at one of the local dives. The beautiful Florida weather stays warm year-round and never gets snow!


4. Prime Waterfront Homestead and Farmland

This beautiful 102 +/- acre property in Laurens County, GA may just catch your eye. With the newly renovated home, you don’t have much work that needs to be done on the property, unless you’d prefer to build a home with your own taste! Now, picture yourself and your partner and a few of the children and grandchildren out on the dock, or going on a trail ride with the pasture horses you keep in the large property’s 4 stall barn. When you purchase this property, you get the rights to what is said to be one of the county’s most coveted dove fields.


5. Waterfront Lot on Weiss Lake

Yet another lake property, but nonetheless, a worthy one! This property is located in Cherokee County, AL, and is roughly 0.3 acres. It may sound small, but this property would be a mighty hangout for a family or group of friends. With plenty of yard games (mini golf, cornhole, bocce ball) and a few lake options (fishing, kayaks/canoes, pontoon boating), this would be a perfect winter getaway. Sitting by the bonfire at night, roasting marshmallows, making smores, and telling old family stories is the perfect cap to a perfect getaway.


6. Country Store Road 10 Acres

How about this darling Berkeley County, SC property? With a wrap-around porch, you can’t go wrong with hosting a family event, a friendly get-together, or even just enjoying a quiet cup of morning coffee! What else could you do on this property you may wonder… Well, you could build a trail to hike or ride horses, have your own mini-farm you’ve always wanted, or just ATV around your beautiful property!


7. Luken Premier Peninsula

This beautiful property, located in Carteret County, NC, is one of the favorites from this list! This beautiful lakefront homesite is the perfect getaway from the cold and snow. This peninsula comes with 20 +/- miles of waterfront properties with no zoning, restrictions, or covenants. This property is perfect for a snowbird with big dreams of owning lots of land and developing it with their family and friends.


8. Belhaven Fishing Retreat

This property may just be the best saved for last in some snowbird’s opinion. This cabin-esque home in Hyde County, NC offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and the best part, a screened-in porch with incredible views of the land. This property has a long scenic walk to a beautiful fishing pier where parents or grandparents can take children to fish for the first time. This fall retreat is perfect for a getaway and family/friend gathering!


About the Author
Liv grew up in Anderson, SC, and attended Coastal Carolina University where she majored in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. She became the Marketing Communications Specialist for National Land Realty in July of 2021. In her free time, Liv can be found spending time with family and friends, hiking with her dog, Brisket, or caring for one of her many house plants.