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Renovated, Sunny, Resort Like Back Yard, Huge New Pool-FREE HEAT, Close To Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4.5 Baths, 3650 Sf, Sleeps 15, Beautifully Renovated, Lake Front Home

Stay in the best Hilton Head Resort! Palmetto Dunes was ranked No 23 in the WORLD as the Best Family Resort by the readers of Travel and Leasure Magazine in the Nov 2013 issue!

This newer design, custom built home in Palmetto Dunes was completely renovated and is only a 9 minute walk to the beach. The home is meticulously maintained and has a layout and size that provides a great gathering place for large families and friends.

The setting: Located in a quiet yet convenient area of Palmetto Dunes, this home has a short 9 min, beautiful, walk to the beach. It also has a similar length walk to the new Kroger grocery store in the opposite direction. Hop on a bike and cut the travel time down to a few minutes! The front of the home looks out to a beautifully landscaped front yard with a perfect, stately live oak surrounded by graceful azaleas. Additionally, across the street is a small undeveloped area providing more tranquil views of this peaceful setting. Functionally, a circular driveway serving a two car garage provides ample parking. The back area of the home is south facing and open providing tons of sun, (a rarity in Hilton Head), It also features perfect open views of the new pool, professional landscaping, and a 15-acre spring fed lake that provides fishing and abundant wildlife watching, especially all the incredible birds! The back yard setting alone will make you want to come back!

The pool: The pool is newly constructed and much larger than the average pool found in the area. It features an 8 foot deep end and an 8 inch deep sun shelf or kiddie area. It is graced on the back side by a 4ft wide shear flow fountain. Other highlights include a soft water/salt chlorination system,(no chlorine smell, red eyes, or irritation), colored LED lights for night time fun, and a large tile dolphin in 3D! Additionally, FREE heating,(when temp is above 50F), and cooling is provided, as needed, by a heat pump. Complimenting the pool is a large lawn area, a large paver pool deck with plenty of pool furniture, and an upgraded/renovated 12x30ft deck with built in seating, table and chairs for 6 with an umbrella, and a gas grill.

Living areas: An abundance of large living areas provides ample space for multiple activities. Entering inside, you’ll find a bright open floor plan starting with a large tiled entry with 14ft ceilings. Flanking the entry is a large formal living room providing a great place to visit or escape the activities of the great room. An adjacent formal dining room provides seating for 10.

The huge, fun, great room is perfect for watching sports or movies and features 14ft high ceilings, a large built-in entertainment center with a 60 inch smart TV, and a triple french door opening to the deck.

Overlooking the great room is an expanded gourmet kitchen featuring stainless appliances including a large double wall oven, and a five burner cooktop, as well as new cabinets and granite. The sizeable adjacent breakfast room seats 10 and is a great place to view the lake and watch the egrets, osprey, and herons in the morning.

Sleeping: Three separate bedroom areas make this layout ideal for multiple groups and privacy. There is a master/family suite that features double doors opening to a sitting area. Off this room is the master bedroom, the master bath, and a small bedroom with two twin beds. The master BR is beautifully furnished, has a 50in TV and a triple french door opening to the deck to enjoy the views. On the opposite side of the house are two more bedrooms. The first has a queen bed and full bath and the other bedroom has two sets of bunks beds, a trundle, and a full bath. The second master bedroom is on the front side of the home and is the only room on an elevated level providing quiet privacy. It has tropical Tommy Bahama furniture, (king bed), huge windows with great views out the front and a full bath with a beautiful tile shower. Lastly, a new queen sleep sofa is provided in the living room.

The beach: There are several ways to enjoy the beach. You can walk or ride a bike to one of the regularly spaced beach access paths. We have provided approximately twelve adult bikes and two children's bikes at our home for your complimentary use*. You can also drive to the the complimentary Palmetto Dunes Beach Club which provides parking, bathrooms, outside showers and snack shop/restaurant. It is located near the south gate and is free for guests. Additionally, there is a complimentary Palmetto Dunes shuttle bus that will take you to the beach and back! All you have to do is give them a call to arrange a ride.

We are confident you will love this home and will want to come back again!

*While we do our best to maintain our bikes, operability is not guaranteed.

More Details

Wade Anderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Wade Anderson

We have vacationed in HH for years and have truly grown to love the area. Our family is excited and thankful to have the opportunity to purchase and renovate this home so others can get away and enjoy this beautiful setting with their family!

Wade Anderson purchased this house in 2012

Why Wade Anderson chose Hilton Head Island

Location, setting, amenities and quality of home.


Hilton Head Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , with trundle as well
  • queen sleeper sofa in living room, linens provided. Extra twin mattress and pack-in-play crib provided.(bring own linens if using)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Renovated, Sunny, Resort Like Back Yard, Huge New Pool-FREE HEAT, Close To Beach
average rating of 4.924528 based on 53 reviews

Outstanding home and pool. Great for a family vacation on HHI.

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed as a family on HHI for the past 30 years. This house is the best we have ever stayed in. The pool is larger then most on Palmetto Dunes and is a fabulous place for everyone to relax. The house is in great condition and well appointed. The kitchen has everything needed to prepare and serve all meals. The grand kids really liked sleeping in the bunk beds. All 5 bedrooms were very comfortable. The 15 min walk to the beach was very easy. However, the house has many bicycles that the kids and some of the adults used to go to the beach. We are planning to return to this home again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family location- Great attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely amazing and ideal for larger groups. We had 10 people in all. My in-laws rented this house for themselves and each of their boys’ families. There were plenty of rooms so that people could get away from each other when they needed “down time.” The house had excellent larger spaces to do whole family activities. The pool was beautiful and much larger than others on the plantation. This house had tons of extras that made it more like home- bikes, board games, dvds, beach chairs, pool floats, grill, smart tv, and a Keurig. The house is close to private beach access. We did experience an issue with a circuit continually tripping, but Wade was sympathetic, quick to respond and called an electrician. My biggest regret is that the home was so nice, we sometimes didn’t want to leave it and go exploring. That’s a great problem to have! We would be overjoyed to go back to this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More special upon second visit

  • 5 of 5

Two years ago we rented the Anderson home and could not wait to return. This time we found a photo book showing the renovation of the home BY THE FAMILY. I was in tears by the end knowing the love that has been put into this home. It's appeal is now even more cemented in my heart. In addition, there were enough bikes in the garage for every member of our group and the kitchen is stocked better than my own kitchen.

This home is quite large - there are moments when I made a wrong turn and lost my way - and finely decorated, but it is welcoming as well. The pool was much used by my family because of the different levels and the pond beyond was a source of extreme interest with the children. They found a large turtle in the pool one morning and it was a highlight of their week. Oh, and did I mention it is only 3 minutes to the beach on a bike (with a striking view) and about 5 minutes to Kroger (a daily trip!). If it were my home, I'd have a tough time allowing strangers use it, but I'm glad the Andersons feel differently.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for large groups

  • 5 of 5

This home is very user friendly.

The pool is the best asset. Its design is well thought out for both young and adult family members

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glade Spring, VA

Love love love this home and the area!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the house and the area.The house is very well stocked big enough for a family of 10 or more it’s a beautiful home we loved the pool and the lake out back. It was very convenient having bikes for all to ride. It’s by far the best vacation rental we’ve had!! Can’t wait to come back!!The owners of this home have made sure everything is there for you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best house ever!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of women who come to HHI every April. This was the first time staying here and we can't say enough good things about this house. Wade and his family did a great job renovating it (be sure to look at the renovation photo album). There is a ton of space. This house easily accommodates 2 families without feeling crowded and each family can have their own suite, if desired. The pool is the largest and the sunniest we have ever had and the free pool heat is a true bonus. The kitchen was well stocked and has 2 ovens! The bikes were a huge hit! You can easily walk/bike to the beach and the grocery store.

The house doesn't supply beach towels but we knew ahead of time and threw them in our suitcases.

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

There is a $10/vehicle pass fee charged by Palmetto Dunes required upon your first entry.

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