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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, conveniently located along the south Atlantic coast, combines breathtaking natural beauty, world-class golf, outstanding sport fishing, championship tennis, and quality shopping on a barrier island just 12 miles long and five miles wide. This island is widely considered to be one of the finest resort communities in the United States, welcoming over one and a half million visitors each year. Vacationer’s flock to the area for the gorgeous scenery, the myriad of outdoor activities, or just to lounge about in the “Treasured Coast’s” sun.

In 1663, the Island was visited by William Hilton, an English sea captain, sailing from Barbados in search of tropical lands on which to establish profitable English plantations. Hilton then claimed it for the British crown, establishing the legacy with his own name, “Hilton’s Headland”.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is the second largest barrier island on the Atlantic seacoast in the United States. Located in what is locally known as the Lowcountry, this beautiful and friendly community is situated between Charleston, SC and Savannah GA.

Hilton Head’s climate sets the stage for the perfect getaway for peaceful relaxation, or an action-packed adventure for family members of all ages. Hilton Head Island offers unique activities such as tennis, boating, kayaking, fishing, sailing, swimming, horseback riding walking beaches, and building sandcastles in the sand! Lastly, they put the “G” into Golf with more Golf Courses per square mile than anywhere else in the United States.

Hilton Head Island as we know it today experienced a rebirth during the 1950s due to a man named Charles Fraser. He had the inspiration to create an unprecedented resort community that would encompass uncommon beauty and spirit while preserving the land’s inherent natural endowments. With precise preparation, Fraser developed Sea Pines, the first planned Island community. Since then, his same environmentally sound covenants have become effective guidelines for all subsequent development.

Hilton Head Golf Courses

With over 20 courses in the area, Hilton Head is a golf lover’s dream come true. Four of the courses, Harbour Town, Colleton River, Haig Point, and Long Cove have each been named by Golf Digest as being in the top 100 courses in the United States. Architects of the courses on Hilton Head read like a who’s who in golfing history. Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones, Gary Player, and Robert Trent Jones have all put their seal of approval on Hilton Head Island’s golf courses. The courses on Hilton Head offer challenges for both the serious golfer and the “weekend warrior”.

Tennis

Tennis players can hit with pros, play “pick up” matches, or practice their strokes at one of Hilton Head’s 360 tennis courts. In fact, four of the tennis clubs have been named to Tennis Magazine’s top 50 U.S. Clubs: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Port Royal Racquet Club, Sea Pines Racquet Club, and the Van der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club. The island has courts that represent all three of the major playing surfaces, grass, clay, and hard courts. Instruction is offered at almost all of the clubs if you want to take a lesson. Don’t be surprised if you spot some famous faces in the courts. Martina Navratilova, Billy Jean King, Jennifer Capriati, and Jimmy Connors are all frequent visitors to the tennis scene on Hilton Head Island.

Boating

Hilton Head Island is surrounded by water on all sides, with a network of rivers and creeks crisscrossing through the center of this boot-shaped island. As a result of its aquatic nature, one of the best ways to experience Hilton Head Island is by boat. Fortunately, Hilton Head Island is home to a number of full-service marinas that welcome boaters and sailors throughout the year. Waverunners, powerboat rentals, sailboats, and other watercraft are available. Most of the local marinas also offer inshore and offshore charter fishing expeditions, as well as dolphin tours, sunset cruises, and other amenities. Some even offer kayaking instruction or sailboat lessons, depending upon your preference.

Bicycling Hilton Head

For cyclists, one of the best things to do on Hilton Head Island is to rent a bicycle and travel along the paved bike paths that line the island. Amble past creeks, lagoons, and rivers as you glimpse the Lowcountry’s unforgettable foliage. Don’t miss the opportunity to ride a bike down the flat, smooth beach at low tide, one of the special joys of Hilton Head Island.

Of course, if total inactivity is more your style, with 12 miles of gorgeous shoreline, Hilton Head is a beach lover’s paradise. Take some time and lounge in the sun. Or walk along the beach at sunset for a gorgeous view of the Atlantic. You can even rent a boogie board or other equipment that will get you out in the surf. One popular rental location is off the traffic circle on Pope Avenue where there is a pavilion, and a shopping and dining plaza. Other beaches like Folly Field Beach, Driessen Beach, and Bradley Beach are conveniently located mid-Island but don’t have as many rental options.

Hilton Head Island Resorts

Hilton Head offers vacation possibilities for every visitor. If you want to lounge in the sun, Hilton Head Island will provide. If you want to play golf, tennis, or fish the waters of the Atlantic, Hilton Head Island will provide. Whatever your particular idea of fun is, Hilton Head Island will provide!

Hilton Head Island offers an array of world-class resorts, from 5-star branded hotels like the Marriott Golf Resort which is home to the famous Conroy’s restaurant, to the Sea Pines Resort which hosts the PGA Tour’s annual MCI Heritage Classic. Another top location is the Marriott Vacation Club Resort. The resort covers several acres and is near the Shelter Cove Harbour Marina, with over 100 villas, a beautiful swimming pool, exercise room and a main lodge in the Palmetto Dunes Resort. Other resort areas include Shipyard Plantation, Palmetto Dunes, and Daufuskie Island.

Shipyard and Palmetto Dunes have a large selection of activities including golf and tennis, along with miles of beautiful sandy beaches.

Shipyard

Shipyard is world-famous for its tennis and golf and offers families affordable vacation experiences. Conveniently located near North Forest Beach and the Village of Wexford, where fine dining and great boutique shopping are available. Also within the plantation is the Crown Plaza Resort considered by many to be the finest hotel accommodations on Hilton Head Island. Whether you enjoy golfing, playing tennis or just lounging by the pool, Shipyard is truly a resort for the adventurous and active family.

Palmetto Dunes

Palmetto Dunes, located in the center of the island’s seashore, offers excellent restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Golfing here is fantastic and challenging but yet social in nature. The Plantation also includes an 11-mile lagoon, where you can rent a kayak and quietly observe some of the most beautiful homes on Hilton Head Island.

Daufuskie Island

Across Calibogue Sound from Hilton Head Island is the enchanting Daufuskie Island, with miles of secluded beaches. Daufuskie Island offers a variety of romantic settings for weddings or intimate getaways. This is romance at its finest, where beautiful brides ride off in horse-drawn carriages to their storybook weddings surrounded by lush palms and moss-draped live oaks.

Resort Quest

Finally, there is the Resort Quest at Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island. Offering championship golf courses and the top tennis center in the country, Sea Pines offers its visitors the best of everything. Sea Pines has scenic miles of bike paths, golf, spas, shopping, sandy white beaches, and dolphin cruises that depart from Harbour Town Marina, where the landmark red and white lighthouse towers over the harbor and the world-famous 18th hole of the Harbour Town Golf Links. A true vacation for families of all ages, Sea Pines Resort has it all.

Hilton Head Island Visitors Guide

Restaurant Guide

If you are looking for the closest Mickie D’s, IHOP, Starbucks, Pizza Hut or Outback, you have come to the wrong place! There are over 200 restaurants on Hilton Head. We visit and update our list often, and tend to know “who is hot and who is not” and where our favorite local chefs are before the newspaper or magazine guides do. Here are our favorites. If you want to sound like a local and make people wonder how you know so much about Hilton Head Cuisine, then follow our recommendations. These restaurants are generally unique, will remind you of no other restaurants and located in hard to find places! They can add to your enjoyment and adventure on the Island. Looking for good food and a great restaurant value! You’ve found the right place!

Amigos Cafe Y Cantina

*** Local’s Hangout – Don’t Miss!

If you come to HHI before, then you must have to come to Amigos, otherwise, you just visited. Best “Killer Burritos” we have had anywhere. They make their own Chips daily with a fresh Salsa Bar! 11 – 9 daily. Inexpensive: our idea of good value. In the same parking lot as Bi-Lo Supermarket. Make sure you go hungry.

Aunt Chiladas

A Mexican/American Fiesta. Our favorite is the combination fajita for 2; shrimp, chicken, and steak. Their chips are good, but still not Amigos quality. If possible, go early for their happy hour. Always crowded, so call for reservations; #785-7700.

Captain Woody’s

*** Local’s Hangout

Palmetto Bay Marina, Hilton Head. That is all we are going to tell you. If you find this, you can call yourself a local and no one will question it. Their signature sandwich is the “Grouper Melt” with seasoned fries. They make their own crab and shrimp cakes, coleslaw and potato salad. Great place for a draft beer and raw local oysters. Keep you eyes open on the local fisherman and sailors. Jimmy Buffet has been known to visit this establishment when in town. If you catch me at the bar, I will buy you a drink!

Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin has opened in the Palmetto Bay Marina. Owned by the owners on The Lodge, Marley’s, etc. Lunch and Dinner 7 days/ week, brunch Sundays. Kool place to lunch and relax.

Sea Shack

Don’t Miss!

Located behind Truffles on Pope Avenue. Not the place to take your first date. Best selection of fish on the island and nothing frozen – prepared any way you like; slaw, fries and soup specials are worthwhile and are all homemade. Most dinners are under $10. I eat there at least twice a week!

Hilton Head Diner

Funky and fun. Open when everywhere else is closed. Sandwiches and Fries. Try the daily broiled fish special. Three different fillets at an attractive price. Mid-Island location.

It’s Greek to Me

if you like Greek, Don’t Miss!

Our favorite for a full course meal. No tourists at this restaurant; if you like Greek food, then this is the place. Save your appetite for the large portions at reasonable prices. A must for fans of Greek cuisine. Like Amigos, our idea of a good value. Located near the Blockbuster on New Orleans Road.

KennyB’s Local’s Hangout

Not located on New Orleans Road, but the best Cajun food east of New Orleans, LA. Next to Bi-Lo on Pope Avenue. Not for the diet conscious, go hungry! Their best value is a Sunday Brunch – all the omelets, beignets, sausage, bacon, hash, and pancakes you can eat at a ridiculously low price. Unique Cajun Lunches every day!

OK, OK! I have finally given it to recommending the Wild Wing. Since I am not a wing lover, I have been reluctant to recommend it; but now it is expanding into franchises all over the country so I better jump on the bandwagon. Good American beer hall, featuring pitchers of beer, live music and yes, every kind of wings imaginable. Early dinners perfect for kids. Surprisingly good bar scene late at night due to live bands playing all day.

Publix

Can’t believe it? Another of our favorites is steamed fresh shrimp boiled with All-Bay seasoning. While at the fish counter, ask them to do it for you and take it back hot to eat at your house/villa! Our idea of great value.

Piggly Wiggly

Coligny Plaza is home to the original grocery store on the island. Smaller than other supermarkets, all the locals know that it has the best fresh local seafood on the Island. Buy here and barbecue at home.

Mellow Mushroom Pizza and/or Del Vecchio’s Family Restaurant and Pizzeria

*** Local’s Hangout – Don’t Miss!

If you are from the south and are looking for an alternative to Mellow Mushroom’s Pizza, then try Del Vecchio’s. If you do not know what Mellow Mushroom is, then you must be from the north and should immediately proceed there for a chicken Calzone or a pizza. Del Vecchio’s has the “Island Largest Pizza”. The closest thing to a true New York City Pizza we have found. Thin crust and smooth mozzarella. Not quite “Ray’s quality” but you don’t have to travel 800 miles to get it. Mellow Mushroom is still the best – I’m a sucker for Stella on draft!

Truffles Market & Café

Consider this your local café; their second location is now open off of Pope Avenue. Sophisticated meals served in an appealing setting. Good place eat lunch or grab a drink at the bar.

Our Decks

Visit Publix for Shrimp or Fresh market to buy anything from their great selection of prepared entrees and “Come on Home”. Our private setting gets rave reviews from our guests. The price is right-BYO. If you want something else, grilling fish, steaks, chicken, burgers, and dogs has never been easier or tasted better using our Electric Grills.

Feel like spending some $$$$ for a good time? Make sure he/she is worth it if you visit these fine eateries.

Michael Anthony’s

Like Italian Food? How about a chop or steak? Truly a gourmand’s delight! Sophisticated menu, beautifully prepared. This is a “special occasion” dining experience. Lacks the ambiance of CQ’s but Unlike CQ’s the portions are larger! Look for their signature “wine tasting” nights. Do you know what a Flight of Wine is? If not and you like wine, get over there. Michael is the Best chef on the Island; speak to Jill his wife, who is the receptionist, and tell them you are staying with us if you would like a little more special care!

Red Fish

Looking for a fish restaurant with a different menu. Then try Red Fish, on Palmetto Bay Road. Elegant, but expensive. Serves a Cuban fish cuisine with a Caribbean flair for exotic drinks. A truly fine restaurant with an enjoyable atmosphere and wine bar.

Aqua Grill & Lounge

Outfitted in stone, stainless steel and white decor, this stunning two-story space allures patrons with its innovative cuisine and stylish cocktail bar. Large windows overlooking the beach and the sound of the indoor waterfall add to the atmosphere. Servers deliver artful plates of Asian-inspired seafood dishes, from the dim sum appetizer (Shrimp shui mai dumplings, pork potstickers, spring roll, ginger soy) to pan-blackened grouper with fried green tomatoes, sherry scallion cream and lobster salsa. In addition to the kitchen’s bounty, the raw bar dishes up premium oysters.

Hinoki

Authentic Japanese Cuisine. One of the finest sushi bars anywhere. Tempura specials are delicious. New Orleans Road

Old Fort Pub

Looking for a Water View? Make this a special outing. The fantastic ambiance on Port Royal Sound. Situated beside the historic Fort Mitchell site, this charming restaurant overlooks Skull Creek. In the evening, patrons gather on the veranda to enjoy exquisite sunset views. Serving Low Country favorites since 1973, the kitchen staff dubs its cuisine “New Southern,” and the offerings run from crab cakes to filet mignon, as well as the more adventurous dishes like lamb and goat cheese ravioli. The first seating menu includes an appetizer and dessert for the price of the main course. The excellent wine list. If staying with Hilton Head Hideaways, use the visitor’s card that you’ll find in your Welcome Package for a 10% discount off the entire bill.

Charlie’s L’toile Vert

Charlie Golson, a local, is the proprietor of this innovative French cafe that was featured in the April 1999 edition of Travel & Leisure. Intimate and sophisticated. The friendly and attentive staff serve up delectable dishes. Extensive wine list a winner of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Best Happy Hour Special

Marley’s Island Grill

5:30 to 7:00 pm; at the Bar only. Mojitos and Margaritas only $2.50. Drafts $1.50; Make sure to try a Fish Taco for only $2.50.

Breakfast Places

The French Bakery at Pineland Station

“Ou La-La”** Local’s Hangout
Forget Starbucks; if you have ever been to Paris, then you will appreciate this treat. Little known bakery where you can practice your French with the owner while sipping coffee and munching on real French Bread, Croissants and Pastries. Well worth the effort to visit them at Pineland Station on #278. Parlez-vous Francaise? They do at the French Bakery, from the pastry chef to the servers. Everything is done with a charming French accent at this cozy bakery and cafe. The menu features everything from quiches and sandwiches to fresh-baked baguettes, brioche, and some of the best pastries you’ve ever tasted. You’ll be ready to greet the day after a bracing cup of espresso, cappuccino, or a fresh-brewed specialty coffee.

Stack’s Pancakes

Stack’s Pancakes serves pancakes and eggs as well as burgers and meat entrees 24 hours per day. Located next to the Red Roof Inn on 278.

Skillets

Skillets has reopened in the original location in Coligny Plaza but in a much larger facility and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Java Joes and the Coligny Bakery

definitely a Local’s Hangout

Located in Coligny Plaza, next to True Value Hardware (no food in True Value, but it is worth the visit to drop back in time 40 years and see this southern original). Coffee, food, and a true beach ambiance make Java Joes a local’s favorite. Bring the kids, wife, or dog too, they will enjoy it. Adjacent Main Street Café and Just Pasta Restaurant are part of the local charm! This is where you want to be dressed “beach casual.” The Coligny Bakery has all the traditional croissants and muffins you could want with your morning coffee.

Sunrise Café

Looking for where the power brokers go for breakfast? Go early enough and you’ll see our Mayor having breakfast along with all the other movers and shakers on the Island. Palmetto Bay Marina, under the toll bridge to the Cross-Island Expressway on Hilton Head

Just good Eats in the Coligny Plaza Area

Java Joes Gourmet Café

Java Joes Gourmet Café in Coligny Plaza next door to the True Value Hardware Store; Pet-Friendly. Coligny Bakery; same owners as the Restaurant Just Pasta. Market Street Café; Pet-Friendly. Frosty Frog. Big Bamboo. Steamers; Pet-Friendly. Skillets; Pet-Friendly. Skillets have reopened in the original location in Coligny Plaza but in a much larger facility and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Coligny Bakery

Homemade baked goods include specialty bread, croissants, Danish and French pastries, donuts and muffins. Also, try one of their famous frozen fruit drinks for that early morning pick-me-up.

Big Bamboo Description

A tropical and casual atmosphere serves as the backdrop for this American café patterned after an imaginary World War II bar on a Pacific island. Nothing fancy here, just really good food. Some favorites include black bean burger, BBQ, and Santa Fe pasta. Daily seafood specials, as well. It also offers a large selection of microbrews and specialty beers. Entertainment ranges from blues to reggae to various local bands, and the happy hour margarita special’s a big draw. Late night menu served until 1am, and the bar is open until 2am.

Market Street Cafe Description

This cafe has been featured in Travel & Leisure magazine and boasts a wide selection of Greek and Italian specialties including mousaka, pastitsio, spanakopita, traditional Italian pizzas, and much more. For dessert, try their homemade baklava or cheesecake. Outside dining is available when the weather permits.

Truffles

Truffles have opened its second island location (there is one in Bluffton also) at the Executive Park Road off Pope Avenue. It is where the Hoffbrau House was. It is open for dinner only.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants

South Carolina does not allow pets into the restaurant seating area. However, there are a few establishments that offer outside seating areas where you can eat with your pet. We have eaten at the following with our dog:

Amigos, Captain Woody’s, It’s Greek to me, KennyB’s, Java Joes, Main Street Diner, Coligny Bakery, Sea Shack, Mellow Mushroom, Smokehouse Grill, Steamers, Kenny-B’s.

Please let us know if you find any others!

Bars, Action and Late night events

Visit the Bermuda Triangle! Yeah, consider yourself lucky if you survive this voyage.

Tiki Hut Bar

Start your trip at the Easternmost point of the Triangle at the Holiday Inn’s Tiki Hut Bar down on the Beach after a day of sun to listen to live music and watch the Beach Volleyball Action.

Next, move to Hinchley’s Bar and Grill for Happy Hour or cross the street to see the Big Bamboo or the Frosty Frog in Coligny Plaza.

Casey’s & Callahan’s Sports Bar

Not seeing what you came for? Get back in your car and drive to Casey’s or Callahan’s Sports Bar on New Orleans Road – only 1 mile away. If you are from the South, then make sure you find the Dry Dock Tavern in between; only rednecks can walk in and out of their doors safely. Shuffle Board and Pool.

Barmuda Triangle

The Barmuda Triangle, the Westernmost point is actually more of a square bounded by Reilly’s, the Hilton Head Brew Pub, One Hot Mamma’s and The Lodge, with Jump and Phil’s at one corner, now provides a place for smokers to hang out. There are outdoor bars and a centrally located fireplace to keep you warm on chilly nights.

Monkey Business

After leaving the Westernmost point of the Barmuda Triangle, walk, bike, stumble or ride about 200 yards to Downtown HHI and find Monkey Business. Monkey Business is the liveliest place on the Island featuring live music and great touring acts. You will probably end your journey here unless someone says there is a great band playing at Ryder’s Lounge in which case you may be better off calling a cab and heading home – then again, you could make the journey and really hate yourself the next morning.

Monkey Business is Hilton Head’s premier dance club. Features national acts such as Drivin’ n Cryin’, Edwin McCain, Collective Soul, Everclear, Bad Company, and Buckcherry. Fun atmosphere complete with colorful metal streamers and a disco ball dangling from the ceiling

Just looking for good Music?

The Jazz Corner

In a sophisticated environment that is both elegant and intimate, the Jazz Corner presents a range of regional and national jazz acts focusing on the smooth sounds of the ’50’s and ’60’s. Full dinner menu served 6pm-10pm on Tuesday through Sunday. The food is very good here, so don’t be afraid to order!

Mid- Island Favorites

Alligator Grille

The Alligator Grille Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar gives you the feel of an Atlanta or Chicago restaurant with the island elegance that allows the patrons to ‘dress down’ ala Tommy Bahama Style. The eclectic mix of cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood has built an excellent reputation and a devoted following for ten years. If staying with us at Hilton Head Hideaways, you will have a coupon for a free Happy House drink at the Bar!

Sea Grass Grille

Sea Grass Grille located just south of the Palmetto Dunes entrance on #278; Sea Grass Grille offers seafood and other specialties such as Carolina Tomato Pie and potato pancake with lump crab. Lunch or Dinner is fantastic; ask for Sheryl to be your waitress and tell her you are staying with us.

Ruan

A Thai restaurant, has opened where Fratello’s was, just south of the Palmetto Dunes entrance. Chef/owner Benruan Suphata prepares food of Central Thailand, including a variety of curry dishes

Santa Fe

This well-kept secret is a favorite among locals. Southwestern cuisine served in a rustic but tempting atmosphere. Choose from a wide-ranging menu including chicken, tenderloin, fresh seafood, fish and daily specials. For dessert, try their Margarita Key Lime Pie. This is our favorite spot for lunch!

Frankie Bones

Sophisticated and appealing, this Sinatra-themed restaurant and lounge offer a change of venue from the island’s many seafood bars. The extensive menu offers Italian-inspired fare, from “The Godfather” sandwich (ham, salami, provolone, vinaigrette) to flatbread pizzas to marinated rib-eyes. For dessert, you can make your own tabletop s’ mores. The lounge, accented with a granite-topped bar, offers a delightful atmosphere for martinis and conversation.

The Lodge

Sophisticated cigar and martini bar that boasts two stone fireplaces, an antlered chandelier, a walk-in humidor, and some of the best martinis on the Island. It also has four billiard tables, darts, and shuffleboards.

Sea Pines Action!

Salty Dog Café in South Beach Marina

This Island institution is one of those places you have to visit even if it is only to buy a t-shirt. Laid-back, fun atmosphere on the waterfront. Serves food and your favorite drinks inside or outside on the deck.

The Wreck of the Salty Dog

My favorite place for cocktails. Make sure to go upstairs and sit outside at a table overlooking the Marina. Wow! You’ll know you are on vacation if you make it here!

The Waterfront Cafe

Located at the foot of a landmark lighthouse, this eatery is a favorite of the locals. The cafe offers sweeping views of the Calibogue Sound as well as magnificent sunsets. Low Country cuisine is the specialty here for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The extensive wine list and winner of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. Dine indoors or outside at the outdoor cafe. A memorable experience.

Truffles Café & Market

Consistency and flavor are the hallmarks of this casual dining room, housed in a quiet shopping center. Featuring a thoughtful variety of favorites, the menu offers tempting tortellini in a rich tomato cream sauce and award-winning baby back ribs with irresistible shoestring fries. 30 wines available by the glass, hip martinis, and an excellent dessert menu add to the appeal. The Market area offers unique and often whimsical gifts for all occasions.

Harbour Town Bakery

Located in what was once the historic lighthouse keeper’s cottage. Choose from a variety of delicious omelets or try the cinnamon French toast for breakfast. Lunch offerings include a fabulous smoked chicken salad as well as a wide array of deli sandwiches.

Quarterdeck Lounge

Located below the Harbour Town lighthouse, this two-level restaurant is lined with windows that behold fabulous views of the golf course and water. The Quarterdeck serves sandwiches at lunch and appetizers throughout the evening; meanwhile, Topside, the formal dining section, focuses on seafood and steak. Live bands entertain every afternoon at Quarterdeck. This is the best place to see an SC Sunset and the lights from Savannah at night.

Harbour Town Grill

And finally, the Harbour Town Grill – Steaks and seafood in clubhouse setting overlooking the ninth hole of Harbour Town Golf Links. Well worth the time to visit for lunch or dinner and you can walk to the Lighthouse after you eat.

Hilton Head Vacation Rentals

You’ll absolutely love your stay with Hilton Head vacation rentals.  We’ll provide you with a customized road map to a hassle-free vacation; including a well-stocked kitchen, homey environment, complete with easy directions to the best restaurants and entertainment.  Add Free Beach Chairs and Bikes and you are ready for the fun in the sun at the beach.

Our differences are our personal touches with local staffing.  We have an inventory of loyal customers from being in business on Hilton Head for 15 years.  We supply a network of responsible people to take care of any problems.

So rejuvenate and stop worrying about what can go wrong on your vacation.  In addition to all of our amenities, we include 5-Star Cleaning Care that includes new linens, towels, and starter bath and kitchen amenities.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is the second largest barrier island on the Atlantic seacoast in the United States.  Located in what is locally known as the Lowcountry, this beautiful and friendly community is situated between Charleston, SC and Savannah GA.

Hilton Head’s climate sets the stage for the perfect getaway for peaceful relaxation, or an action-packed adventure for family members of all ages.  Hilton Head Island offers unique activities such as tennis, boating, kayaking, fishing, sailing, swimming, horseback riding walking beaches, and building sandcastles in the sand!  Lastly, they put the “G” into Golf with more Golf Courses per square mile than anywhere else in the United States.

If you are planning your next vacation in a private home, villa or condo, Hilton Head vacation rentals can help you find the finest properties in Sea Pines Plantation, Palmetto Dunes Resort, Shipyard, and Forest Beach.

Looking for more Income from your Vacation Home?  If you are a resort property owner and would like to list your home, villa or condo for rental with Hilton Head Hideaways, please contact us.  You will find we have numerous repeat visitors and our support staff is eager to assist you.