Recent Hilton Head Island property reviews
"Stayed with husband, son and his friend-plenty of room for teen agers. The condo is clean and well kept- has everything you need upon arrival including soap and shampoo (nice touch). The balcony over looks the dunes and the beach is not far away- could see the dolphins in the am. We rented a beach umbrella 132.00 for the week. The close by store has great chicken for quick lunch on the beach. The owners description is accurate. If you have never traveled to the Island to go to Sea Pines cost 6.00 daily- or you can get a week pass- we flew to island - rented a car - the airport is quick and easy to navigate- Krogers, liquor, shopping is very close- We really enjoyed our stay."Guest: Charlie Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 10, 2014View listing
"Excellent vacation home! If you want relaxation, this is the place to come. Beautifully decorated, ranch home with 3-4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and private pool with hot tub. Quiet area at the end of a cul-de-sac surrounded by southern moss trees. Thank you for a great home away from home."Guest: Krhind Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: August 21, 2012View listing
"Great location for family vacation. Short walk to beach, pool was shady with the perfect temperature. Plenty of room for everyone and two main areas great for kids and parents to have a little alone time. Also a short bike ride to the beach club for the teenagers. Great that they provided beach chairs and boogie boards. We wished we had an umbrella or tent for a longer stay at the beach. Had no issue cooking and grilling either! Our only issue was the mattresses are firm which we aren't used to - would absolutely stay again if it weren't for that one issue which is a personal preference."Guest: Amy K. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014View listing
"The views and the convenience of this condo are unmatched. Very easy access to the pool and the beach. Being an end unit you can see down to the pool area from the living room and kitchen, making it easy to keep an eye on kids as they play. The sunrises over the ocean were awesome, and it was neat to see Tybee Island from the balcony. One thing to mention though is there is no oven. There is a toaster oven, but had we known there was no oven we'd have not planned oven meals! We made it work though. There is a crock pot available, and the toaster oven worked fine... we even managed to make a loaf of bread in it! The kids (4 and 6) enjoyed the hall bunk beds. We bought some pool noodles and put them in the fitted sheet to ensure they didn't roll out of bed. One thing he doesn't mention in the description is that there are two of the nice Rio WearEver beach chairs provided. These are the heavy duty backpack low beach chairs, and we loaded everything (towels, snacks, toys, etc.) in them and packed a cooler. We used these everyday, and it kept us from having to bring bags down to the beach and made getting to and from much easier with the kids in tow. We did have a minor A/C issue - there was a condensation dripping into the hall from the return. When we notified the owner he had someone come out and look into it immediately and they resolved the problem. The owner was very responsive and addressed it quickly, which we really appreciated! My wife and I agree that this was the best Hilton Head trip we've taken, and a large part of it was the convenience this condo provided. This is a very affordable option for the location and the amenities. I would recommend this condo to friends."Guest: redandyz Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014View listing
Hilton Head Island Travel Tips
Hilton Head Island is a popular vacation spot on South Carolina’s southern coast. Whether you’re traveling with kids or as a couple, there’s something for everyone here.
What to Do
There’s plenty to do in and around Hilton Head for travelers of all ages:
- Hit the links! Hilton Head is famous worldwide for its excellent golf courses. Two of the most popular are Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines and Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes. Both are very busy, so reserve your tee time well in advance. If you want to walk in the legends’ footsteps, play at Harbour Town, which hosts the PGA RBC Heritage tournament each year and was ranked number two in the state by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel. Other notable courses are Long Cove Club and Haig Point Club on nearby Daufauskie Island.
- Relax at one of the island’s famous spas. One of the best is Ahh Green Spa near Coligny Circle, which uses only organic ingredients in facials, massages and body treatments. Another is The Art of Massage, directly across from The Village at Wexford shopping center. Come here for a relaxing massage to work out your knots from a day filled with tennis or kayaking.
- Take the kids somewhere fun! Some of the best activities for kids include taking a cruise from Pirates of Hilton Head, renting bikes or kayaks from Hilton Head Outfitters, visiting Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf and going horseback riding at Lawton Stables.
- Hit the beaches. Hilton Head offers 12 miles of perfect shoreline. Some of the best are Coligny Beach, which has excellent facilities, and Singleton Beach, where you’ll find sand dollars, few waves and plenty of peace and quiet.
What to See
Hilton Head Island also has some great nature preserves and museums that are perfect for families:
- Take a walk on elevated boardwalks in the swampy 400-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve to see turtles, birds and other wildlife.
- Take a peaceful stroll through the 50-acre Audubon Newhall Preserve, which has many walking trails and a pretty pond.
- Visit the one-of-a-kind Coastal Discovery Museum, located off of Honey Horn Drive on the inner island, to see and learn about the Loggerhead Turtles, visit many sophisticated exhibits and check out the cute interactive Kidz’ Zone in Discovery House.
- Catch a show at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, which features various Broadway shows by an expert cast.
Hilton Head Island has an excellent variety of festivals and events for all visitors.
- The Hilton Head Island Art Festival is held during one weekend each May at Shelter Cove Harbour. Visit the booths in which more than 150 artists from across the country sell their original work, including paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry and more. There’s also live music to keep you entertained.
- Buy tickets in advance and head to the Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, one of the most popular events in the South. Sip on local coastal wines at the public tasting, participate in a grape stomping competition a la “I Love Lucy,” which includes a Lucy look-alike contest, and enjoy Lowcountry foods at the Great Chefs of the South wine dinners. The festival is held in early March.
- If you want to see golf pros up close and personal, come to Hilton Head in mid-February for the annual RBC Heritage golf tournament, which has hosted big names like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Nick Price. Spectator tickets can be pricy, but golf lovers ages 15 and under can attend the event free of charge with an adult.
- If you’re a classic car fanatic, you won’t want to miss the Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, which is held on one weekend in early November. The idyllic natural beauty of Hilton Head serves as a spectacular backdrop for the shiny Rolls-Royce Driving Tour. See everything from well-preserved early 20th century vehicles to modern English sports cars during a walk through the Port Royal Golf Club.
- If you are in Hilton Head at the end of February through the beginning of March the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, a festival that celebrates and honors the area’s Gullah culture and history, is a must-do event. The Gullah are descendants of slaves along the southeastern coast who have preserved their heritage. Celebrate by dining with a traditional oyster roast and Lowcountry boil, viewing Gullah art at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and learning the process of indigo-dyeing.