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Architectual Digest did a great piece on John Mellancamps Beach House in Daufuskie Island.

The Gothic Revival House is in Bloody Point on Daufuskie Island, SC 29915. The back of the house is my favorite part. It opens up to the wide Atlantic Ocean with an infinity pool and two beautiful covered porches, both with fire places. An outdoor kitchen offers year round relaxed living right on the beach. John Mellencamp's South Carolina Island Getaway The musician's Daufuskie Island retreat, designed by Monique Gibson, is a striking complement to his all-American songs Text by Julia Reed | Photography by William Abranowicz | Produced by Anita Sarsidi Some 30 years ago John Mellencamp discovered Daufuskie Island, a relatively unspoiled spot in South Carolina, just across the border from Savannah, Georgia. Fascinated by the island's history (until the 1980s it had been inhabited largely by the Gullah, descendants of freed slaves) and enamored of its privacy (it can only be reached by boat), the s

Getting to Paradise

Getting to Daufuskie Island, SC. 29915 First you must make your way to Broad Creek Marina on Hilton Head Island and wait for one of the few boats that arrive each day to take you on the 45-50min cruise over to Daufuskie Island. It has no bridge from or to the mainland. You start to feel all the stress drain out of your system. The tickets run about $33 a person unless you live or have a residence on Daufuskie Island. You will also pay $5.00 a day to park and can only take two bags. Golf clubs and large bags will be subject to an additional fee. Also be sure to call and make reservations. (843) 342-8687.