What a Great Family Story!

Check out this great story of this family who loves Island Club 5502! Even this picture is from their last stay right on the beach 🌊🌊🌊 “My husband and I discovered the Island Club a few years ago. We stayed at another condo, which was very nice, but when we found 5502, there was no looking back. The moment we enter the gate into Island Club, we feel at home and are excited about arriving after our long journey from Canada. Checking in is a pleasure, met with friendly familiar faces and welcoming smiles. We now return yearly and stay in 5502, a beautiful unit, we consider our home away from home. The kitchen is fully stocked and a joy to cook in. Everything is spotless. A private balcony where we watch the dolphins swim by and see our reserved chairs and umbrella being set up each morning. When we aren’t at the beach, we enjoy the pool, spotless and plenty of lounge chairs. Going back to the same unit yearly is something we did not think we would do, as we like to change it up when we vacation, but honestly, this is just too beautiful and welcoming, so why look further? Island Club has it all, and we are very excited to return 87 days – hey, but whose counting?” 

Learn Why Hilton Head Is A Beach You Can’t Afford To Miss

There’s nothing more relaxing than lounging on the shore with a cold drink in your hand. But there’s only so much laying around you can take before you feel the need to explore.

Well, since you’re vacationing in Hilton Head Island – you’re in luck! The following is a list of all top the places you need to visit on your next Hilton Head vacation.
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Hilton Head Golf Courses

Palmetto Dunes

This is a highly-acclaimed oceanfront golf resort offering three separate golf courses. They’re called the Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio, and Arthur Hills courses, and each offers a distictly unique playing experience to suit any golfers style.

The Palmetto Dunes courses have each been rated 4 stars or more by Fodor’s Golf Digest Places to Play and have been a perfect example of Hilton Head’s golf culture since the 1970s. If you’re looking for a golf course with a ton of history, look no further than the courses at Palmetto Dunes.

4 Queens Folly Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.686.9697

Harbour Town Golf Links

Last summer this course underwent a series of course enhancements. These include brand-new tee boxes, and the refurbishment of fairways and roughs with high-quality Celebration Bermuda grass (the most scientifically advanced grass type for warm season golf courses).

Harbour Town Golf Links has been home to the annual Heritage Classic PGA golf tournament (RBC Heritage) since 1969. It’s also frequented by the likes of several golf legends, including Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus. Visit a true Hilton Head staple and make the trip to Harbour Town on your next beach vacation.

32 Greenwood Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
866.561.8802

Old South Golf Links

This course was designed by the legendary golf course creator Clyde Johnson and is known for its focus on the natural beauty of the Hilton Head area.

Golfers will be surrounded by the gorgeous view’s provided by the nearby McKay’s Creek, and may even catch a glimpse of local wildlife, including deer and hawks. So make your next golf vacation to Hilton Head a relaxing one and head to Old South Golf Links.

50 Buckingham Plantation Dr
Hilton Head Island, SC 29910
843.785.5353

Hilton Head Island Restaurants

Skull Creek Boat House

The Skull Creek Boat House is Hilton Head’s newest waterfront restaurant, and it’s already making an impact. They serve delicious fresh seafood and American favorites – with a twist.

They also have a dive bar that serves fresh sushi, oysters and more. Choose comfortable indoor seating or outdoor dining – you’ll enjoy beautiful waterfront views either way.

397 Squire Pope Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.681.3663

Red Fish of Hilton Head

This Hilton Head staple is famous for its talent in taking traditional American cuisine (things like seafood, steak, fruits and vegetables) and combining it with local Lowcountry specialties. They also source their produce from Hilton Head’s very own Bear Island Farms – what could be fresher than that?

Are you a wine enthusiast? Then you need to visit Red Fish, whose extensive wine list has won Wine Spectator Magazine’s “Best of Award of Excellence”.

8 Archer Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
843.686.3388

WiseGuys Hilton Head

This unique restaurant is special in that it perfectly blends a casual atmosphere with an upscale urban style. The menu features fresh seafood and delicious stock yard steaks (which are aged a minimum of 28 days, for exceptional tenderness and flavor in every bite).

1513 Main Street
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
843.842.8866

Hilton Head Shopping

Tanger Outlets

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1414 Fording Island Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
866.665.8679

Main Street Village

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1500 Main Street
Bluffton, SC 29926
678.372.6659

Coligny Plaza

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1 N Forest Beach Drive
Bluffton, SC 29928
843.842.6050

 

So, now that I’ve armed you with a list of the best places to go the next time you visit Hilton Head SC, there’s only one thing left to do – book yourself an oceanfront rental and get down here!

What do you think? Have you visited any of the locations on our list? We want to hear from you! Tell us about your experience via Facebook or Twitter!

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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.
http://www.hhigolfandtennisfestival.com
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.
http://www.hhivacations.com/promotion-specials.asp?PCode=RBCTICKET
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.
www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com

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!