Essex at Carolina Bay
Community Location:
Charleston, SC

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1693
Johns Island, SC 29457
Contact info: Lauren Fox
Phone: 843-377-1695
Fax: 843-377-1696
Community Overview:

Welcome to Essex Townhomes at Carolina Bay

Essex Townhomes at Carolina Bay, a Centex community, is an intimate neighborhood where you'll find townhomes with generous rocking chair porches, streetlamps casting a warm, inviting glow on winding avenues below, and sweet breezes blowing in off nearby marshes.

Note: If you live in a single-family home in Essex, please go to the Carolina Bay POA webpage.

Assessment Information & Online Payments
  • Essex Townhome owners pay a monthly assessment of $244.50 which includes the annual contribution to Carolina Bay POA.
  • New owners must pay a Working Capital Contribution to both Essex and Carolina Bay Master Association as described in the Amended Declaration and the Governing Documents.
  • Carolina Bay POA is a separate association that maintains all of the amenities and common areas outside the boundaries of Essex Townhomes. As an owner, you are a member to two associations, both Essex Townhomes and Carolina Bay. All owners living in Carolina Bay pay an annual assessment of $510.00 which is included in Essex Townhome's monthly assessment. Please remember that you are also subject to the Covenants, Rules and Regulations to Carolina Bay POA, too.
  • To view the budget for Essex Townhomes and Carolina Bay, owners can enter the Homeowner Portal.
  • Owners can make secure online payments by using our Homeowner Portal. CLICK HERE. You will be required to register for a login/password.
  • There is a small fee for credit card payments, but E-Check payments or ACH is free!

Need Help?

Submit a request or question using our easy Help Desk - click here.

HOME SALES & LENDER SERVICES: Marshland Communities has partnered with HomeWise Docs, the industry’s leading community association escrow, closing, and document service company, to offer a streamlined process for the order and delivery of community association sale, resale, and lender documents. Please visit HomeWise to request all closing documents, community documents, lender questionnaires, and more.

POOL KEY REQUEST - complete this form and a community association support staff member will respond within 24 hours. You can also mail in a check for $20.00 made payable to Essex POA to Marshland Communities PO Box 1693, Johns Island, SC 29457. Remember to note that payment is for a pool card as well as your property address. You an also make a payment through the Homeowner Portal. Be sure to contact our support staff once payment has been made so a pool card can be mailed out to you.  

Owners are permitted to reserve an amenity center pavilion space for gatherings, parties, reunions, etc. Groups with 10 or more people must submit a reservation form. Failure to do so may be subject to fining. Guidelines apply. Complete the coordinating reservation form found in the Forms tab on this page with your requested dates and times and send to the Marshland Communities office with your security deposit. As soon as your reservation is received in office, your event will be placed on the community calendar.

WARRANTY REQUEST - Use this link to submit a warranty service request to your builder.

FOR SALE SIGN ORDER REQUEST - All owners are required to use the community's standard For Sale/For Rent sign. Other real estate signs are not permitted in Carolina Bay. Use the link to order your sign.

Community Notes:
  • Did you know? If you live in a single family home at Essex, you are a member of the Carolina Bay POA. Click Here to visit that page.
  • Owners can register to gain access into our Homeowner Portal for access to the community budget, financial reports, minutes, our owner directory and much more.
  • The new Carolina Bay Social Committee website has launched.
  • Pool Hours: Sunday through Saturday - Sunrise to Sunset. Pool will be open April 1st - October 31st.
  • The Amenity Pavilions and playgrounds are open year round.
  • Amenity Pavilions and Pools are located at: Cypress - 2945 Amberhill Way & Essex - 2318 Eagle Creek.
Community Calendar:

Community Resources

Forms (3):

Governing Documents (3):

Other Helpful Docs (4):