Guest Arrival Information
Check-in time is 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm*
Occupancy is not available until property is declared ready by agent. No exception to this policy will be made. *We will make every effort to have all properties prepared for your arrival, however, we cannot guarantee it.
Check-out time is by 10:00 am
Guest not departing as agreed is subject to additional charge. Please return your keys to Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island’s office at 32 Palmetto Bay Road, Suite, 1B. If you need directions, please call the office at 843-686-6008. Lost or non-returned keys will result in the re-keying of the home/villa. Guest will be responsible for all locksmith fees.
Monday thru Saturday---- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
If you have an after-hours emergency, an on-call property manager will be paged.
Important Phone Numbers
Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island………………..843-686-6008
Hilton Head Island Realty Plus………………………….843-689-3044
Lancaster Real Estate Sales………………………………843-785-9500
Main Street Medical (walk-in)………………………….843-681-3777
HHI Regional Medical Center……………………………843-681-6122
Sheriff’s Department (non-emergency)……………843-255-3300
Bike Rentals: Island Cruisers…………………………….843-785-4321
Crib/Hi Chair/etc: Baby’s Away………………………...843-681-8722
All properties are non-smoking. Guest agrees to pay for any and all expenses (deodorizing, cleaning and if property cannot be prepared for the next guest, the cost to relocate said guest) if evidence of smoking is found.
Linens and Supplies
Bed linens and bath towels (2 bath towels, 1 hand towel, 1 washcloth) are provided per person based on the occupancy limit. Beach or pool towels are NOT provided. A STARTER supply of bathroom soap and tissue is provided. All accommodations are supplied with basic vacation needs including washer and dryer, dishwasher, iron & ironing board (unless noted otherwise in property description).
Plantations and some villa complexes require vehicle passes. The number of car passes is limited to the number of bedrooms in a property, with a maximum of five passes. These passes must be displayed on your dashboard as you approach the gate. Due to changes in plantation security regulations, NO additional passes will be available. You will need to make arrangements to meet any guests outside of the plantation area.
Ordinances and Restrictions
- Motorcycles, mopeds, motorized scooters, U-Hauls, trailers, RV’s and rooftop cargo (exception: Cartop Carriers) are not allowed in gated communities or condominium complexes.
- Parking on streets is prohibited.
- Do not hang towels or clothing anywhere on the exterior of your property (railings, fences, etc)
- Stow beach toys and chairs neatly and out of walkways
- Boats, jet skis, and kayaks or canoes cannot be stored at rental homes or villas
While some of our properties are “Pet Friendly” during certain times of the year, pets are not permitted in our homes or villas or on the premises without prior approval. If you bring a pet to the property, you will be asked to leave without a refund and charged a $200 fee to treat the property for fleas.
Animals on the Beach
Animals are not permitted between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Friday before Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Animals must be on a leash between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm April 1 thru the Thursday before Memorial Day, and between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm the Tuesday after Labor Day thru September 30. All other times, animals must be on a leash or under positive voice control, and person in control of animals on the beach is required to pick up after the animal.
During the months of May – August on Hilton Head Island, female loggerhead sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. The young hatch at night from July – October and immediately head for the sea. Artificial lights that shine onto the beach can cause them to walk toward these lights instead of the ocean. As this is an endangered species, the Town of Hilton Head Island requires all properties that have exterior and interior lights that are visible from the beach to be turned off by 10:00 pm from May thru October. It is also against the law to disturb the turtle’s nest or endanger the turtle in any way. Failure to follow these rules may result in a fine.
Thermostats should be set between 73 and 75 degrees and on “Auto”. Lowering the settings will cause the HVAC equipment to freeze up. Please make sure that all the doors and windows are closed while operating the AC. Give the property a few hours to cool down when arriving as cleaners and inspectors have been in and out.
Private pools are cleaned weekly. In addition, there is a skimmer provided for your convenience. During June, July, and August, pools are cleaned twice a week. There is an additional charge for extra cleaning. Some pools/Jacuzzis may be heated for an additional charge. Arrangements for pool heat must be made two weeks prior to arrival. Some villa complex pools are heated seasonally, however, this is at the discretion of the owner association boards and cannot be guaranteed.
Please keep the refrigerator settings at the middle settings. Constant opening and closing of the refrigerator door while getting soft drinks, etc will cause the interior temperature to rise. Many of the guests have found that a cooler, especially for drinks, has helped solve this problem.
In villas and homes, there is a designated trash area that is serviced twice a week. All trash should be bagged and trash cans should be left in the trash area. High rise complexes have a trash chute located on each floor, usually near the elevator. Please take trash out regularly to ensure that it gets picked up.
Telephone and Internet
Most of our properties include wireless internet access and unlimited long-distance calling (please check individual property amenity lists for details). If your property features internet access and you require technical assistance, there is contact information located on the phone instructions. This service is provided by either the local phone company or the cable company. Any service issues will be handled during normal business hours and is not considered an emergency.
The following are PROHIBITED on all beaches:
- Alcoholic liquor, beer, wine
- Glass (bottles, containers, etc)
- Indecent exposure (nudity)
- Disorderly conduct
- Disturbing the peace
- Unauthorized vehicles
- Fires and fireworks
- Shark fishing
- Removal, harming, or harassment of any live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, conch, starfish, etc)
- Operation, launching or landing of unauthorized motorized watercraft
- Unauthorized commercial activity
- Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6:00 am
- Unauthorized wearing of lifeguard emblems, insignias, etc
- Solicitation or distribution of handouts
- Kites not under manual control
- Stunt kites during 10:00 am thru 6:00 pm from April 1 thru September 30
- Sand sailing
For the added protection of sunbathers and swimmers, the following activities are prohibited in designated swimming areas between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm from April 1 thru September 30:
- Fishing or surfcasting
- Surfboards, boogie boards, etc
- Frisbees or other team sports involving a ball
- Games with metal components