Located off the coast of South Carolina, Hilton Head Island is a holiday destination renowned for its world-famous golf courses, luxurious marinas, and stretching Atlantic-coast beaches. In addition to these highlights, it’s also home to a lot more wonders, from the unique unity between the urban and the natural to its rich history and heritage.
Enjoy an immersive Hilton Head experience and get the best of the island, with a little something more as well. Here are five terrific Hilton Head HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals, all fit for families, with top-notch facilities, and fun for everyone:
One of the most popular places for a beach getaway on Hilton Head would be the area surrounding Coligny Circle. Home to Coligny Plaza Shopping Center and Coligny Beach Park, this area hosts a variety of beach experiences, as well as up to 60 stores providing for any necessities, souvenirs, or gear you might need on your trip.
Want to dodge the crowd while staying around Coligny? Cozy up in this condo by South Forest Beach! Located on the second-highest floor of this complex, expect to find scenic views from this condo’s balcony, such as this sunset: This single-story condo also houses a small enough space for families to watch over their children. As you enter, find a homey living space within the natural shades of this lounge. If you need more sleeping options, this sofa pulls out to form a sleeping space for two. Within the master bedroom, hues of bronze await, along with a queen-sized bed to provide regal comfort for two. Though small, this compact bathroom provides adequate space for freshening up. Behind the curtains lies a spacious tub, so don’t worry about too much of a mess while bathing the young ones after a day out.
So close to the beach with a beautiful ocean view!
Address: 26 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island (see map)
Price: from 89 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Places of Interest: South Forest Beach (≥1-minute walk), Coligny Circle (7-minute walk)
A principal focal point of Hilton Head Island is Harbour Town Lighthouse. Built in 1970, the lighthouse was initially ridiculed, but has since evolved to become an icon of the island.
Looking for an urban getaway? Why not settle in Harbour Town, where you’ll get a view of this symbolic structure from this condo? A simple living room awaits as you step through the condominium doors. If you should ever feel confined among its sandy walls and blue couches, step out to the balcony for this spectacular view: From the balcony, look out onto Harbour Town Yacht Basin and Hilton Head Lighthouse. By night, watch the flashing lights of the lighthouse for a true Harbour Town experience.
If you’re visiting for the festive season, do stick around to watch the New Year’s Ball Drop, an emulation of New York City’s celebratory tradition.
Need a bit more privacy? The condo’s master bedroom has a balcony of its own, along with a plush, king-sized bed for a good night’s rest. Since you’re in Harbour Town, amenities should be at your disposal anytime. Why not pop down to the local grocer’s, and attempt a simple recipe in this well-equipped, marble-topped kitchen?
Enjoy a waterfront view of Harour Town from your own balcony!
Top guest reviewsthe condo is very clean and the owner was very easy to deal with
Host:the owner was fabulousthe owners are super easy to work withwaking up to the lighthouse out your window was priceless the owner was great to work withthis unit had everything we needed for our stay and the owner was very responsive to our needsgreat host with excellent communication will continue to rent from this ownerRead more reviewsi would recommend this location for a great getawaythe location is perfect overlooking harbour townnice time at a property with a great location and viewbike riding to the pool/coffee shop was the highlight of our tripthe location is perfect for evening strolls around harbor town
Home to more than 20 championship golf courses, Hilton Head is renowned worldwide as a popular golf destination. It is thus no wonder that a good portion of its yearly 2.5 million visitors comprise avid golfers seeking to challenge the terrain.
Are you one of these golfers? Whether you’re traveling with your golfing buddies, friends, or family, have the green right at your doorstep with this convenient condo! Kick back in this simple living space with some cable TV, or dine at the wooden table if you’re hungry. If you’re on a family holiday, the open layout of the space could prove useful for watching over your children. Class awaits in the master bedroom of this residence: mahogany cupboards sit on both sides of this azure bed, a promise of comfort as you doze off to dreamland.
Need some early morning fresh air? Step out to the balcony, where this picturesque view awaits: The nearby golf and beach clubs serve great breakfasts, but if you’re ever too groggy to pop down for some food, a well-equipped kitchen is available to meet all your culinary needs.
[…] We enjoyed this property so much we didn’t go anywhere while we were there, just enjoyed property and location. […] The kitchen is well stocked with nice pots and pans. Beautiful china and silverware, refrigerator is side by side with ice and water in the door. There is a Mr. Coffee type coffeemaker and a Keurig. The usual starter cleaning supplies, only thing I could think of would be a couple of coffee pods in starter kit. […] The fixtures in kitchen and bath are all upscale. […] Can’t say enough, place was so clean and nice. Joy, thank you for your hospitality. Carolyn T., visitor from Statesboro, Georgia, USA
Minutes To The Beach, Golf, Plantation Golf and Beach Clubs!
Area: Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island
Price: from 129 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Places of Interest: Plantation Golf Club (5-minute walk), Sea Pines Beach Club (8-minute walk)
Whether you’re curious about Hilton Head’s heritage or seeking a getaway to nature, Port Royal Sound is the place to be. This inlet, located right off the island’s northeastern coast, is an area of historical and geographical significance. Not only is it the estuary of the island’s rivers, it also boasts a beautiful, marshy beach. It is the location from which the island’s namesake, Captain William Hilton, spotted and named the island back in 1663.
For the best of both worlds, stay in this condo, just outside Mitchelville Beach Park. Warmth and excitement envelop you as you step into this home. Before you, a commodious space awaits, with apricot walls and russet floor tiles to welcome you in. Work or dine at the mahogany dining table or lounge in the comfort of the living room. Right next to the living room is this lovely lanai, a cozy vantage point from which you can admire the beach, the area’s flora, and even some of its fauna! For families with children, this is a perfect place to let your excitable kids get a first look of their adventures! Climb onto this majestic king-sized bed and make space for everyone – be it your friends or the children – for a movie night. With cable TV and a range of DVDs available in this apartment, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment.
This place was truly great. The complex was situated on a very quiet part of the island, but was still easy for us to go out to eat for every meal. […] We ate out for every meal, but it look well equipped for anyone who wants to cook. Taylor S., visitor
Closest 2BR to the Beach/Pool! - Hilton Head Condo
Top guest reviewswifi and tvs/cable was easy and worked in all the roomscondo was cozy and comfortable with ocean viewsvery nice comfortable well stocked with all you needit was spotless and nicely appointed with towels linens toiletries etcthe place was beyond clean and had everything one could needreally liked the setup and more than anything appreciated how clean it wasthe unit was very clean and wonderfully decorated providing us a home away from home thank you
Host:the owners were also very attentive to needs throughout the visit which was appreciatedyou can tell the owners take pride in a nice place and it showsRead more reviewsand the location was perfect for a family weekendwe enjoyed the close proximity to the pool and the beachthe location and property didn't disappointthe condo is located in a very quiet peaceful area which we really enjoyedthis is a great place for a small family since the beach and pool are so close
An interesting aspect of Hilton Head is its unique, eco-friendly housing. Many of the island’s resort and residential areas are situated among its existing natural wonders, allowing for an expansive amount of tree cover despite advanced urban development. Of these areas, the first and largest to be developed was Sea Pines Plantation, located just a stone’s throw away from Harbour Town.
For a convenient yet idyllic getaway, stay in this community with this luxurious sealoft. Isn’t it beautiful? From the outside, this house exudes glamour with its jaunty edges and glass walls. Furthermore, it rather resembles the Cullens’ beautiful forest home from Twilight! Ascend the stairs to the living area of this home. Checkerboard tiles line the floor of this residence, complete with monochrome and red furnishings. Warm lighting provides homey ambiance. Within this open-concept space also lies a kitchenette, marble-topped with gleaming white cabinets. Find all the appliances you’ll need for a home-cooked meal right here! A calmer mood awaits in the bedroom, a carpeted, spacious room containing a queen-sized bed. Rest upon minty pillows and frilly red cushions as you drift off for a good night’s sleep. In the quiet Sea Pines daybreak, peer out of the windows of the upper floor, from where you’ll get to see this tranquil, breathtaking view. You might even get to spot some local wildlife, from a lone deer to the ever-iconic bald eagle.
Recently Remodeled - 4 Minute Stroll to Harbour Town
Area: Deer Island Road, Hilton Head Island
Price: from 128 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Places of Interest: Harbour Town (8-minute walk)
Have a happy Hilton Head holiday with HomeAway!
From world-famous golf courses to a harmonious convergence of man and nature, Hilton Head Island in no way falls short in the highlights it has to offer. Step away from the commercial nature of a hotel room and completely immerse yourself in the Hilton Head experience with a stay in one of these great HomeAway and VRBO vacation rentals.
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