Have You Ever Visited Hilton Head Island During The Holidays? If You Haven’t You Are Missing Out!

Take some time this busy holiday season and getaway to Hilton Head Island. We can pretty much guarantee that there will not be any snow but we will have the sandy beaches for you to enjoy!

A lot of people have the idea that during the wintertime, Hilton Head basically shuts down. I am here to tell you that is not the case. While some restaurants do close for a week or so, the Island is usually hopping with things to do. Golf courses and tennis courts are open. There is also PLENTY of shopping as well for you ladies.

We also have special events during the Holiday Season as well.

Join the Island Recreation Center, at the Shelter Cove Community Park on December the 5th for a Winter Wonder Festival from 4pm-8pm. Roast marshmallows, hayrides, carnival games and much more. Admission is $10 for kids 2-15.

The “Dove Street” Lights have found a new home! This news makes us Islanders VERY happy to hear! Beginning December 1st, the row of shops and restaurants at the Shelter Cove Towne Center will be illuminated by a canopy of 50,000 lights, recreating the feel of a community event that drew islanders to Dove Street for 20 years before the festival ended in 2010. Guests will now be able to get out and walk around to enjoy the lights.

Gregg Russell will be performing a special Holiday Concert on Tuesday night 12/23 starting at 7:30pm. Come to Harbour Town under the Liberty Oak and enjoy holiday songs. Also enjoy the Christmas lights that Harbour Town as to offer as well. I hear that Santa will be making a special trip as well.

New Year’s Eve is also special around here too. In Harbour Town, we have a golfball drop off the side of the Lighthouse twice that night…at 7pm for the early birds, or children and one at midnight for the revelers!

Several restaurants also have special New Years Eve menus as well. If you are looking to dine out-make reservations early. We can help you make reservations as well!
From all of us here at Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island-We want to wish you and your family a joyous holiday season and a prosperous 2015!

Summer Is Winding Down And Schools Are Getting Back Into Session

Summer is winding down and schools are getting back into session-if you are not into crowds, then this is the perfect time to visit our little Island!

We have had a great summer here and hope you have as well-but in all honesty, to me, the Fall is the best time to come to Hilton Head. The weather is perfect for 18 holes of golf, biking the several miles of bike paths we have and even taking a kayak tour on the water here.

In all honesty-I have lived here all my life and never taken a kayak tour until this past week. I called Kayak Hilton Head because I was looking for something different to do with my two boys who are 7 and 10. They put us in the same kayak together. It was a 2 hour guided tour of the Broad Creek. Broad Creek is the water way that is situated behind Shelter Cove. The guide we had was very knowledgeable about the local waters and the animals that live in the waters and around them. That day there were several other families signed up for the same time as we went out but the company had several guides available and sent us out into much smaller groups. It wasn’t a rushed tour-we were able to take our time. Being a first timer in a kayak, I was very skeptical as to how it would be. It was so easy to maneuver and it was not hard to paddle either.

In the two hours-we saw several dolphins feeding, sea birds in the marsh grass and shrimp scampering across the water. It was very calm and peaceful out there. No fear of flipping over. Gentle breezes were also in our favor that day as well. We had such a wonderful time-we can’t wait to do it again!

If this sounds like something you want to do-call Kayak Hilton Head! It is a little off the beaten path of Hilton Head. They are located next door to the Broad Creek Marina, just to the left of Up the Creek Pub. Their phone number is 843-684-1910. Here is the link to their website as well www.kayakhiltonhead.com. If kayaking isn’t something that suits you-they also have daily guaranteed dolphin boat tours and family shark fishing tours. So give them a call today-tell them that Stacey sent you!

Make sure to call us for your vacation rental needs at 800-845-7017. We can also help you set up the kayak tours, bike rentals and just about any other activity on the Island. We hope to see you soon!

And The Summer Has Officially Begun Here On Hilton Head Island!

Memorial Day weekend is here and the Island is packed-Beautiful weather, warm waters and sand between the toes makes the week perfect! Are you here enjoying the island?

With the Memorial Day weekend beginning-it also kicks off Gregg Russell’s and Shannon Tanner’s season as well. As you know-they entertain the children with songs and music! Gregg Russell is at Harbour Town and Shannon Tanner is at Shelter Cove –

Here is Gregg Russell’s schedule for the summer
May 28-30, June 1-August 22 and August 28-31 8pm
Shannon Tanners schedule for the summer
May 26-August 29: Shannon Tanner Monday-Friday, 6:30 & 8 p.m.
There are also 2 local Farmers Markets to check out while you are here as well-

Shelter Cove Community Park-Tuesday nights 4-7pm and this runs through the end of October
Bluffton Farmers Market-Located in downtown Bluffton, Calhoun Street-Thursdays from 2-7pm
Harbour Fest kicks off in June at Shelter Cove-Fireworks, music and fun!

Tuesdays, June 17 & 245
Friday, July 4 (expanded show) (no show Tuesday, July 1st)
Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Tuesdays, August 5 & 12
Fourth of July will be booming here on the Island as well-While you are not allowed to shoot off your own fireworks-we have 3 different pyrotechnic shows for your family to enjoy!

Harbour Town
Harbour Town will celebrate the fourth with a variety of festivities. Children’s activities, live music, food and beverage will be available as well as the fireworks display. The fireworks will begin about 9:15 (dusk) from a barge in Calibogue Sound. If you are not staying in Sea Pines-there is the $5 gate fee-There will be parking and a shuttle to take you to Harbour Town.
Shelter Cove Harbour
Shelter Cove Harbour offers a HarbourFest celebration featuring special patriotic selections performed by Shannon Tanner at 6:30 and 8:00 pm. The fireworks display will begin right after dusk.
Skull Creek
Starting at 9:30 pm, the fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway/Skull Creek. Join Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Chart House or the Skull Creek Boathouse for live, outside entertainment beginning at 6:00 pm
As you can tell, we have a summer packed full of activities for you and your family to enjoy while you are here! If you still have not made your summer reservation, don’t worrygive us a call-we can help you plan your vacation by calling 800-845-7017! Have a great summer and we hope to see you soon!

Happy RBC Heritage Week From Resort Rentals Of Hilton Head Island!

Happy RBC Heritage Week from Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island! Are you down here with your plaid on? If not, you are missing out on a great week here. We have great weather on tap and the azaleas are in bloom! It’s not too late to make your reservation to come and see us this week!

Summer will be here before you know it-Pack your sunscreen and beach towels and come and visit! Gregg Russell, Shannon Tanner, Shelter Cove Fireworks, sun, sand and waves all await you here on Hilton Head Island!

In case you haven’t heard our big news, we have merged with Hilton Head Vacation Rentals earlier this year. Here is a copy of our press release-

Resort Rentals of Hilton Head and Hilton Head Vacation Rentals are the New “Dynamic Duo” for Home and Villa Rentals on Hilton Head Island

Two of the most popular vacation rental companies on Hilton Head Island will combine their efforts to offer the most unparalleled inventory of vacation rental homes and villas the area has ever seen. Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island has been in business since 1958 and provides service for 235 vacation rental homes and villas, while Hilton Head Vacation Rentals has been in business since 1979 and manages 271 short-term rental properties. As two of the most established rental management companies on the island, this “dynamic duo” has assisted countless visitors in fulfilling their dream vacations and helped them to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Gerard Mahieu, who is the owner of Resort Rentals of Hilton Head, had this to say about the combination of the two companies, “The merger with Hilton Head Vacation Rentals will now be a dynamic organization that by retaining the personnel from each company further strengthens the quality of services and expertise that the customers for each entity have come to expect for more than four decades”. The staff at Resort Rentals includes Mark Westbrook who is the Broker-in- charge and has over 30 years of experience in the business on Hilton Head Island. Bill Haley, Senior Vice President, also has over 30 years of experience in the vacation rental industry on Hilton Head Island and is the former owner of Hilton Head Oceanfront Rentals, which he later sold to ResortQuest then purchased by Wyndham Rentals.

Paul Cale, who has been the owner and Broker-in charge for Hilton Head Vacation Rentals for over 20 years, added, “We feel strongly that by joining forces with Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island, we will be able to realize our long term strategic goals in a shorter period of time since each company’s inventory will complement one another as opposed to competing against each other.” The staff at Hilton Head Vacation Rentals includes the General Manager Mike Wood who has over 20 years of experience in the vacation rental industry including time in Hilton Head as well as at AA Oceanfront Rentals of Maui, Hawaii, an Associa Member company.

Collectively, the combined staff of Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island with that of Hilton Head Vacation Rentals will offer the highest level of expertise and quality available on Hilton Head Island in marketing and management of vacation rental properties. Each website, www.hhivacations.com and www.800beachme.com will remain completely operational and the inventory of both companies combined will be displayed on each site.

We look forward to seeing you this year! Please feel free to call us at 800-845-7017 or 800-232-2463 to make your 2014 reservations to visit Hilton Head Island!

Spring, Spring And More Spring!

I know there are those of you in the Northeast that must be TIRED of the snow by now, right? Come to Hilton Head Island and see some green grass, sandy beaches and the azaleas blooming.

Hilton Head Island has so much to offer right now!

Come and see the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament next week. Watch PGA pros play the infamous Harbour Town golf course. Who do you think will win this year’s tournament? I have my money on Jordan Speith.

May is full of events as well-
May 2-3

Hilton Head Island Boat Show
The South Carolina Yacht Club at Windmill Harbour is transformed into the weekend home for magnificent boat displays, recreational watercraft, Coast Guard and Sea Tow Demonstrations, boating and fishing seminars and demonstrations, seminars, Artisan & Nautical Village, Resort wear Fashion Show, children’s activities and much more.

Advance admission is $12 per person with children 12 and under free; at the gate $15 per person. Free parking is available in several locations throughout the Windmill Harbour.
May 2-9

Chamber Bike and Dine week
Get ready for Chamber Bike & Dine Week, being held May 2-9, 2015.Both visitors and residents are encouraged to bike to their favorite dining spot during Chamber Bike & Dine Week. Participating restaurants will be offering special Bike & Dine Week menus and discounts to those bicycling.
May 3

11th Annual Yacht Hop
Step aboard stunning yachts, docked in The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Yacht Basin, and enjoy wine and mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres freshly prepared by some of the area’s premier chefs! This fundraising event also includes entertainment by The Headliners, as well as silent and live auctions. The evening closes with dessert and a champagne toast.
May 9, 2015

37th Annual Bluffton Village Festival
Enjoy this eclectic and homespun Southern festival famous for its unique art and crafts, music, delicious food, the Ugly Dog Contest, the Pie Eating Contest and a chance to meet old friends and new ones.
May 16, 2015

19th Annual Rib Burnoff
A children’s tent will be available featuring face painting and The Johnnie O Band (formerly The Porta Johns) will entertain the crowd with music well suited to barbecue cooking and eating. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase. There will be a limited number of corporate sponsorships available which will include 20 tickets to the event. In addition, advance tickets will be sold at several local businesses at a reduced price of $12. Tickets at the gate are $15.
Come and enjoy some sunshine, light breezes and Springtime on Hilton Head Island! Call us today-800-845-7017!

We Think That Spring Is Here!

Yes, it is the middle of February, but we think that Spring is here after having temperatures in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s this week. The yellow pollen is also a great indicator that spring has arrived on Hilton Head Island. We hope all of you have thawed out enough to think about your next trip to Hilton Head Island. To me, spring is the perfect time to visit the island, it’s not too hot and the island is not usually as crowded as you will normally find in July or August. I am going to give you a couple of reasons to visit the Island from now until May.
Festivals-In the spring, we have several festivals to choose from here on Hilton Head.
Hilton Head Island Golf and Tennis Festival will take place from February 27th until March 2nd. Come on down for golf and tennis clinics. Click on this link for more information.
March 10th-March 15th is Hilton Head’s Wine and Food Festival. Several events will be happening throughout the Island that week with the main festival culminating on March 15th at Honey Horn Plantation. Click here for more information. http://www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com
Sunday March 16th will be the 31st Annual St Patrick’s Day parade starting at 3pm on Pope Avenue. Fun will be had by all ages during the parade. Come and join this Island tradition!
For the hot wing lover, our Wingfest sponsored by the Island Recreation Center will be March 21st and 22nd. This festival will be located at the Shelter Cove Park from 10am-6pm on both days. For more information click on this link, http://www.islandreccenter.org/vc.php?ID=414
Wrapping up our festivals for spring, will be the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival. This festival will take place March 30th-April 5th. The festival is also located at the Shelter Cove Park. If you want more information, click on the link provided. http://davidmcarmines.org/seafoodfest
Come and see some of golf’s shining stars hit the links at the famed Harbour Town golf course. From April 14th through April 20th, the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament takes over the Island. We also have a special ticket package just for our guests only! Check out this link for more information.
As you can see, we have plenty of activities to keep you busy this spring! As always if you have any questions about accommodations or any Island events, please give us a call at 800-845-7017!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

What Are You Hungry For?

Time for another culinary journey on Hilton Head Island!
I am going to take you to some of our higher end restaurants here on the Island.

Redfish is a favorite here on Hilton Head. It is open for lunch and dinner. Recently has been voted Best Wine Selection, Best Burger and Favorite Restaurant for lunch. Located at 8 Archer Road off of Palmetto Bay road, Redfish will not disappoint! www.redfishofhiltonhead.com

Truffles Café has 2 locations on the Island and one just off the Island. Open for lunch and dinner. They are located at the Sea Pines Center, Pope Avenue and Belfair Towne Village in Bluffton. Truffles has a diverse menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and delicious entrees! www.trufflescafe.com

Michael Anthony’s will take you to Italy and back in the time you spend there. Open for dinner only. Recognized as one of the Top 50 Italian Restaurants in the country by Open Table, Michael Anthony’s is also an award winning restaurant and Wine Bar. They also have a cooking school onsite as well as an Italian Specialty Market. www.michael-anthonys.com

A new addition to the Island is Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar, formerly Gillan’s Fresh Seafood and Oyster Bar. Open for dinner only. Lucky Rooster opened their doors Thanksgiving Week 2013. An American Bistro, Lucky Rooster has delicious dishes to satisfy every palette. They also have a late night menu and oyster bar. www.luckyroosterhhi.com

Seafood with a view-Visit the Chart House located off of Squire Pope Road next door to Hudson’s. The Chart House specializes in seafood and steaks and has a view to beat! Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Make sure you visit www.chart-house.com

Hungry yet? Make sure when you are on Hilton Head next, you stop by and visit one or all of these restaurants for a delicious meal!
Happy Holidays from Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island and we hope to see you soon! 800-845-7017

Fall Is Here!

Fall is upon us and the cooler temperatures have arrived. With the summer behind us, it is time to focus on the upcoming holidays! We have a couple of Holiday promotions just for you! Click here to see what they are.

There are some great events that are happening here on and near the Island over the next month as well.

11/8-11/10-Hilton Head Island’s Oyster Festival. The event will be held at Shelter Cove Park. Come out and treat yourself to some local oysters, music and crafts. http://www.islandreccenter.org/page.php?ID=199

11/19-11/24-Palmetto Bluff’s Music to Your Mouth. Located at the prestigious Palmetto Bluff, chefs from all over the Southeast will be at the event. Click the link here for more information- www.musictoyourmouth.com

11/22-Taste of the Season-Will be held at the Marriott Resort and Spa in Palmetto Dunes. Come and get a head start on your holiday shopping and sample some of the Island’s best cuisine from our local chefs. http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/taste

Also, did you know that Hilton Head Island has been the recipient of several awards?

Fox News featured Hilton Head in its list of 10 Beautiful Beach Town Fall Vacations for 2013.
Conde Nast readers selected Hilton Head among its Top 10 Best US Islands.
Parents Magazine picked Hilton Head Island as the No. 1 beach town in the nation.
So what are you waiting for? Make your reservation today to come and visit the NUMBER 1 Beach Town in the nation! Call Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island today 800-845-7017. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Cooler Temperatures Have Arrived.

Leaves are changing colors and the Island just isn’t as crowded as you normally see during the summer months. So, that means is it a great time to visit the Island!

I am here to give you some ideas of events and activities happening over the next couple of months-

This time of year is perfect for fishing! You can charter boats for off-shore, in-shore or Palmetto Dunes Lagoon fishing. Contact one of these great captains for a great fishing experience.

In Shore Fishing-Off the Hook Fishing Charters-Capt. Brian Vaughn
www.offthehookcharters.com 843-298-4376

Off Shore Fishing-All Aboard Charters-Capt. John Tolerton
www.allaboardchartershiltonhead.com 843-505-0131

Lagoon Fishing-Palmetto Lagoons Charters-Capt. Trent Malphrus
www.palmettolagooncharters.com 843-301-4634

Rent a bike for the day, week or longer while you are here and see what our amazing Island has to offer. With miles, upon miles of bike paths here, I am sure you can find some place that you have never been to. Here is some information for bike rental companies on the Island. They will deliver the bike to your home or villa and pick them up when you leave.

Island Cruisers www.islandcruisersbikerentals.com 843-785-4321

Peddling Pelican www.pelicancruiser.com 843-785-5470

Saturday October 12th from Noon-4pm is the 29th Annual Kiwanis Club Chili Cook Off being held at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Plantation. Tickets are $12 and there will be activities for the kids. Rain or Shine, come have some yummy chili!

Also that same weekend, just off the Island, The Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival kicks off. It is a weeklong festival and celebration. Visit this website for more information on activities happening that week.

Even in the off season-we have plenty to do! Make sure to call us today for your Fall Vacation, 800-845-7017! As always, we look forward to seeing you!

Summer Is Winding Down Here On The Island.

Summer is winding down here on the Island. A little rainy and not too terribly hot made for a great summer. There is still a few weeks left to enjoy the warmer temperatures. There are some upcoming activities we wanted to share with you.

Labor Day weekend 8/30-9/1 is the Celebrity Golf Tournament. With celebrities and sports figures such as Alan Thicke, Reggie Smith, Robert Irvine, Kevin Sorbo and many others here on the island—There is sure to be a celebrity sighting other than on the Golf Courses. They are scheduled to play at Robert Trent Jones, Harbour Town and The Arthur Hills course in Wexford. Please click here for more information http://hhcelebritygolf.com

At the end of September, the 26th-29th, it is the 3rd annual LoCo Motion 3 day breast cancer walk. Come and walk 10, 20 and/or 30 miles on and around the Island to support Carolina Cups. No need to raise any money-Just register and come and walk. The walk features a different 10 mile course each day. The 1st day and the last day are here on the Island. The 2nd day walk is on Callawassie Island. The 3rd day is a 10 mile beach walk. Register here and Do the LoCo Motion with us! https://dothelocomotion.org/event

The Burgers and Brews Festival sponsored by the Island Recreation Center, will be held on Saturday September 28th at Shelter Cove Park from 11am-5pm. Come and enjoy some gourmet burgers and brews. Visit our website and check out our calendar later for more information.

It is not too early to starting thinking about spending the Holidays on Hilton Head Island with your families! Please check our website soon for Holiday promotions!

As always we look forward to seeing you soon!