There’s a variety of home styles and even more of sizes, as relatively small cottages stand cheek-by-jowl with stately mansions. The plantation is divided by Highway 278 into two distinct communities. There’s the golf course side, with half-acre lots or patios homes, where residents revel in a folksy, friendly ambiance. Then, there’s the river side, where homesites range from one to three acres, and often more. You can be private here, screened by towering oaks and stately palmetto palms. “It’s like living in the country, only not so remote,” explained Parker Cook, who lived on the populous south end of Hilton Head Island for almost 30 years before bailing in favor of a secluded home in Rose Hill.