"We travelled to Hilton Head at the end of March for Spring Break and had 4 young boys with us (ages 10-15). My husband was back for a break from deployment which made our trip extra special. The house is just as spectacular as it looks with plenty of room to either get together as a group or disappear for some alone time. The location can't be beat - quiet cul-de-sac, safe neighbourhood, short walk to beach and yet, within a few minutes drive of anything you could need - stores, groceries, restaurants, mini-golf, golf, arcade (remember, we had a group of boys!) etc. So very convenient. A few standouts for us for folks who have kids tweens/teens - the Northridge movie theatre is the most comfortable theatre we've ever been in and just 2 miles from the house - full comfy leather recliners (and we had the theatre literally to ourselves which as a bonus!). Also, the local comedy club was PG rated, so kids under 21 could come in - all the comedy clubs in our area are 21 and over and my kids have always wanted to watch some stand-up comedy, so this was a treat. Finally, Chaplin Park which is half a mile from the house, is the best community park we have visited - excellent quality tennis courts, beautiful soccer fields (there's even a dog park) and great open space.....We did have a few glitches at the start of our stay which were swiftly rectified and did not impede on our great time. Overall it was an excellent visit - we are so grateful to the owners, Clara and Jim, for opening their lovely home to us and we hope to visit again next year. I did see some negative comments on the walking distance to the beach, the amount of stairs in the house and the broken columns on the balcony, so allow me to address them: the house is 2nd row with an unimpeded view of the ocean which can't be beat - for a healthy adult/kid, it's just a 3-4 minute comfortable walk with a relatively easy climb up a small dune. If mobility is a challenge, this may be difficult, but for others it should be fine. There are a lot of stairs in the house but I just appreciated the ability to work off all the delicious food we were consuming! Also, there is an elevator, which we didn't use, but could be used, if needed. There is some maintenance needed for the balconies, but it's only esthetic and the balconies are still spacious and lovely, so there was no real issue there. For our family, it was a spectacular visit, made better by a great place and great owners!"
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: April 10, 2015