This is the web page for Old Rice Retreat. Below, you’ll find news and manager updates, community documents and important property owner information. A community calendar is online as well.

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Approved Shutter and Door Colors

Below are the approved colors for Front Doors and Shutters within the Old Rice Retreat Community
Paint colors are Sherwin Williams brand and can be found at Lowes

Remington Red – HGSW1061
Igneous Rock – GHSW3031
Tricorn Black – HGSW1441
Green Tartan – HGSW2291
Naval – HGSW3351
Grizzle Gray – HGSW1482
Aesthetic White – HGSW4011

Pool keys – New home buyers are sent one key/access device by the Old Rice Retreat POA. Resale pool keys and cards must convey at Closing.  If any card is lost or stolen, a replacement is available for $25.00, payable to Stop Security.   You must complete the Pool Key Request Form and return it via email to Stop Security at Please note that only 1 key is permitted to be activated per household.

Old Rice Retreat Governing Documents
Old Rice Retreat Application to Reserve the Pavilion
Old Rice Retreat ARB Guidelines
Old Rice Retreat ACC Approval Request

Round Table Updates:
September 25, 2018

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Manager Information and Real-Time Updates:

  • NOAA Weather Safety: Hurricanes June 26th, 2019: Read more about this.
  • Spring arrived a bit sooner then expected…… March 04th, 2019: As Spring returns to the Lowcountry and brings us warmer weather, it also brings the growing season with pollen and those pesky weeds we see popping up at our driveways, sidewalks and lawns. Spring is also Mother Nature’s call to us to begin “Spring Cleaning” around our homes. This is a good time of year to begin buttoning up ... Read more about this.
  • Old Rice Retreat Holiday Decoration Contest December 07th, 2018: Win a prize just for sharing your holiday spirit! Show off your best holiday decorations. No specific theme necessary. Guest judging will occur Friday, December 21st  after dark. Two winners  will be selected:  Best Overall Display and   Most Original Design.                               Good luck everyone! Read more about this.
  • ORR – Playground Update December 04th, 2018: Work on the playground to remove the aged wooden structures will begin later today, continuing thru Friday (weather permitting).  The wooden structures served the Association well, but the outside elements have taken their toll.  Those owners attending the Annual Meeting were made aware of the removal and replacement project.  An email will be sent to ... Read more about this.
  • Old Rice Retreat Annual Meeting November 09th, 2018: The Old Rice Retreat at Cane Bay Plantation Property Owners Association’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 27th beginning at 6:30 PM.  This important meeting will be held at the Cane Bay High School Media Center – located across from the steps leading up to the auditorium.  See you there! Read more about this.
  • Pond Turnover October 25th, 2018: As we go into the fall months, we are in a time period where we will face fall turnovers in the pond waters. Turnovers occur naturally in the fall. The incremental drop in air temperature slowly decreases the surface water temperature, and the layers in the pond mix gradually. This gradual mixing rarely causes a ... Read more about this.
  • Storm Clean Up October 12th, 2018: Hurricane Michael has left many areas with wind-blown debris in his wake.  Please be aware the landscapers are aware of the needs and will be attending to the clean up when onsite performing routine maintenance. It may be as much as 7 to 10 days before everything is tidy and back to normal. Thank you ... Read more about this.
  • Old Rice Pool Closing Date October 01st, 2018: The Association is happy to announce:  Due to the continued warm weather, the pool will remain open through October 31st for owner use.  Thank you! Read more about this.
  • Round Table Updates September 28th, 2018: September 25, 2018 Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis spoke to the owners present touching on crime, policing and parking issues within the County and Old Rice Retreat. Sheriff Lewis noted there currently are no laws being broken with on street parking and suggested home owners reach out to their House and Senate Representatives with the concerns and the need ... Read more about this.
  • Round Table Meeting 9/25 September 20th, 2018: Just a reminder of next Tuesday’s (September 25th) round table of the Old Rice Retreat HOA – 6:30 pm at the pavilion.  Sheriff Lewis will be the Association’s guest that evening. Read more about this.
  • Phone numbers to know if a hurricane strikes September 10th, 2018: Add these numbers to your phone contacts because they may come in handy if a hurricane drenches the Lowcountry. The S.C. Emergency Management Department recommends fully charging your cell phone and other mobile devices before the hurricane approaches and to limit non-essential calls. And remember, call 911 only for real emergencies. County Resources: Berkeley County Citizen’s Information ... Read more about this.
  • Pet responsibilities August 17th, 2018: A few reminders of pet owner responsibilities: • Pets need be leashed and under control at all times. This includes cats who should never be allowed to wander. • Please be a courteous neighbor and pick up after your pets, be respectful and clean up all areas including sidewalks/walkways, vacant lots, common areas and individuals property. Dog ... Read more about this.
  • Back to School Safety August 15th, 2018: With school beginning for most Districts next week, below are a few reminders from the National Safety Council: School days bring congestion: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It’s never more ... Read more about this.
  • It’s the Battle of Rain vs Mowing August 03rd, 2018: With all the rain the LowCountry has experienced in the past couple of weeks, the rain is winning the battle with mowing of the turf.  The Association would rather see taller than normal grass which can be resolved once things dry vs ruts in the turf caused by the mowers which can take many weeks ... Read more about this.
  • New Bike Racks and Benches July 19th, 2018: The Association has recently had 3 benches placed along the walking trails, offering owners the opportunity to take a break or simply sit and enjoy the view.  Bike racks have also been placed at the amenity center to allow bikes to be kept upright while bikers are at the facility.  Thank you. Read more about this.

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Please note that some documents were downloaded from the County and were current as of the date they were downloaded. They have been scanned via Optical Character Recognition. They are not certified as complete, and they and ARE NOT THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. Please consult your closing attorney or the County directly for the most current, accurate complete and legal information.

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