"First, if you've never been to Hilton Head Island, this is my absolute favorite place for a family vacation. Between the beaches, pools, scenery, wildlife, bike trails, harbors, and shops, there is plenty for everyone.
Specific to 4 Hollyberry...we loved this place! 4 Hollyberry is a great choice for a family vacation - especially for kids. The house is nice and spacious, with a great layout. The deck is an especially nice feature, if you can take the heat and humidity of Hilton Head. We grilled out a couple of nights and couldn't have been more content. In addition, the house had just about everything - beach toys for kids, a canopy for the beach, nice beach chairs, some games - very well stocked.
The neighborhood is a very quite one - you could safely let the kids walk around the block without any concerns (except maybe the gators that occasionally make an appearance in the lagoon...). The pool is a bit of a walk - about 200 yards, I would guess. This isn't a problem for adults or kids, but if you have very young kids (think toddlers), they might get a bit tired. Speaking of the pool - we really liked it. It has the feeling of being secluded, but close. We often had it to ourselves. This isn't a huge pool - at it's deepest it's 5'6" (more than enough for kids) - but it's not small either, and it's well maintained. And bonus - there's an adjacent playground.
The trolley stop is a bit of a walk - I would guess it's a 10 - 15 min walk at a normal pace. The kids can generally handle it, but it's tough if you have a baby or a toddler. But the location of the house is especially great if you enjoy family bike riding. We were just the right distance from South Beach and Harbor Town that it was a pleasant ride to either for some ice cream in the late afternoon. The beach access at the Sea Pines Beach Club was a fairly short bike ride - I did it in about 10 min at a leisurely pace. And if you've never ridden bikes on Hilton Head you should - it doesn't seem like this would be as much fun as it is, but everyone seems to love it! Trust me - rent some bikes for the family...you won't regret it.
All in all, we had the best vacation ever - no regrets!"
Guest: Roger D.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 26, 2015