This being our first time in Hilton Head, we were a little nervous about reserving a location. Most important to us was a place close enough to walk to the beach.
When we arrived we were very pleased with the location. The condo is on the first floor (1 flight of stairs), and just around the corner, making it very convenient to get our belongings in & out. I was even able to get a parking spot right in front of the unit or just around the corner each time we left the resort.
The patio is ocean-side, although you can't really see the ocean from it. The other side has a view of one of the the outdoor pools. This building is easily the best of the 4 on this resort and this unit is on the best side.
The boardwalk to the beach is a little bit of a distance - about a 10 minute walk...but certainly manageable if you aren't carrying too much. There are large golf carts that shuttle back and forth all day if you want to make it a little easier on yourself. One suggestion to the owner would be to provide a little wagon like so many people there have. A family we met ended up having 2 and let us borrow one. This made the trip back and forth to the beach with all of our stuff much easier.
The condo included 4 beach chairs - 2 upright and 2 low-height ones - perfect for our family of 4. 2 umbrellas are also included although they really couldn't be used in most locations on the beach as the sand is very compact. I realized on the day we were leaving that the little shop by the pool sold corkscrew bottoms for umbrellas that would have allowed us to use them in the compact sand, but by that time it was too late and it didn't really matter as we brought a camping tent with us to provide shade.
The condo is very nice - 2 bedroom 2 bath, with a nice sized living room. The kitchen is a little tight, but not a problem at all for a vacation. We honestly only had 1 issue with the condo - the queen-sized bed in the master bedroom. It was VERY soft...some sort of pillow-top. Both my wife and I get sore backs from laying on soft mattresses. We are also used to a king-sized bed, so travelling with the kids is usually a little rough on us as most hotels (with 2-bed rooms) and rentals don't have them. The room isn't big enough for a king-sized bed though. The second bedroom had 2 single beds, so perfect for our 2 sons.
There isn't a laundry room in the unit but there are some located on the 2nd and 4th floors in a couple of the other buildings. I was honestly surprised we were able to get to use them without much fuss as there are a LOT of units in the 4 buildings to share them. We only had to check one-time before they were available. The laundry room we used had 2 washers and 4 dryers that were in great shape.
The owner has little notes and labels everywhere in the until as reminders, instructions or suggestions, and plenty of information about the resort and area restaurants, etc. Everything needed in the kitchen is provided - big fridge, microwave, dish-washer, cooking gear, plates, glasses, bowls, utensils, etc. There was even a Keurig coffee maker which my wife was very happy about. There are also plenty of towels, washcloths, bathroom supplies, etc. If there isn't something there you need, or you forgot to bring it, there are lots of shopping locations within a couple of miles to remedy that.
It was also very easy to check in - simply stopped at the front gate to get a tag to keep on the dash of our car so we could be identified coming back in to the resort, and the condo key was in a lock box on the condo door frame.
All in all we were VERY pleased with our stay. We would definitely recommend the location and will also choose to stay here again if we come back to HH with just our family.
Great rental. Had everything we needed. Clean and totally updated. Loved the walk down the boardwalk to ocean. The shuttle was available every 15 minutes but never took it. I really liked the folder full of information and maps that owners provided and tips to eat. We ended up doing a lot of what was suggested including day trip to Savannagh which was awesome! We had a real nice time.
Perfect rental for a small family - the condo was nicer in person than pictures. We were pleasantly surprised, as it had been completely renovated. Beach was walkable and had beautiful scenery on the way. They had shuttles if you needed. Basic amenities at the resort - but the condo itself was fantastic.
Owners are easy to deal with. Nicely furnished and close to everything you might need. Irene and Jim provide you with a list of things to do, places to eat, and other important info. Wifi was a plus with active teens.
This was our first trip to Hilton Head, and the condo was perfect for two people. Close proximity to the beach and restaurants. Definitely will return the next time we go down there!