Seaport Real Estate is Proud to be Dutch Island’s Premier Realtor
Welcome to Dutch Island, Savannah, Georgia’s most premier, waterfront community! Located just about 20 minutes east of downtown Savannah, Dutch Island is site to nearly 500 residential homes offering several amenities.
Dutch Island Ammenities
- 24 Hour Gated Security
- Deep Water Community Dock with Boat Ramp
- Community Pool
- Dog Park Area
- Tennis Courts
- Basketball Court
- 10 Pristine lagoons & Ponds
- Access to the Intracoastal Waterway
With all the wonderful communities Savannah has to offer, broker / owner of Seaport Real Estate, Ben Bluemle, has chosen Dutch Island to call home for his family. Dutch Island offers safety, convenience, and the ability to enjoy Savannah’s most beautiful natural landscape right from your own back yard.
Dutch Island’s Plantation & Aviation History
Dutch Island’s history lies in agricultural production. Several grants have been found with the purpose to stimulate agricultural production of corn, cotton and potatoes. Later, forests were allowed to reclaim the land and timber became the main crop. Evidence of these early plantations can still be found on Dutch Island in the form of gravesites, many on the circular medians located throughout the island.
Dutch Island was first referred to in 1759, when King George II granted 30 acres of land to Peter Radick, a planter at the time. The second reference of a plantation on the island was found on a crown grant dated June 5, 1759, between Skidaway River and Thunderbolt Bluff to Michael Radick. The grant called the Island, “Providence.” A third name associated with a plantation on Dutch Island was found on a grant to Henry Denzler for 100 acres known as “Point Hope.”
Dutch Island’s popularity grew substantially in 1912, when Captian Matthew Batson, a successful aviator, chose Dutch Island for the site of an airplane factory. Batson’s goal was to build an aircraft that could cross the Atlantic Ocean. After a series of failures and lawsuits, Batson gave up his dream and joined the Army, dying in 1917 in West Virginia. The aero factory on Dutch Island was mysteriously set ablaze following.
Contact Ben Bluemle to schedule your private showing of Dutch Island