My girlfriend and I stayed at this condo with in the Bluff Villas area of the Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head during the last week of August. This was our first trip to Hilton Head Island, and we would definitely come back. The room has a great view of Calibogue sound for sunsets and easy beach access. Since it was late August, the heat and humidity were very present, especially coming from CT summers, but the AC unit worked wonders in keeping the room cool.
Like Preston stated, the kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed to make breakfast. There were plenty of plates, bowls, glasses, utensils, and other items. Although we didn't use the clothes washer, we found the rest of the bathroom to a good size for two people.
It is less than a 5 minute walk to South Marina Village for restaurants such as the Salty Dog Cafe, shopping, and nightly live entertainment. Although a little farther away we also visited harbor town which is a bike ride or short drive away. There is a dinner cruise leaving from below the lighthouse that was wonderful as well a many other restaurants and shopping in the area. The harbourtown bakery was a great spot for coffee and breakfast.
Closer to the entrance of the Sea Pines Resort are the Lawton Stables, were we did a morning trail ride that was a lot of fun. The guides made sure everyone was comfortable with their horse and made my first riding experience very enjoyable.
Since we had a car we made a day trip to Savannah for lunch and a Trolley Tour. I would definitely recommend this if you have a car. Make sure to check out the City Market and Riverwalk areas. We also made our way into Hilton Head for shopping and dinner on a different night. That being said, a car is definitely not necessary to stay here. Since everything is a walk or bike ride away we could have parked our car and not moved it until we left.
I would definitely recommend a stay here for a couple (or 2, since the room sleeps 4 with a pullout couch) and would even come back myself.
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We arrived at this condo, only to find out that the AC unit was not working, and was instead letting out fumes and debris into the room. We called the owner who laughed at the problem and said that we should "deal with it" or "fix it ourselves". We demanded that we get a resolution and a refund since the room was extremely hot, and the odor from the AC was unbearable. After multiple phone calls, he told us that if we leave by midnight we would get our money back. He lied. When we called him and his son several times over the next few days, he changed his story until he finally said that we will not get our money back. He was cursing at us on the phone, and was very rude. We ended up having to call the bank to try and settle this transaction, as we did not stay in this room a single night. The entire experience was a nightmare. We drove several hours to this place, only to find out that the condo was severely misrepresented, and that the owner was the rudest landlord we ever dealt with. The trip was a total headache, and a waste of time, money and gas. We do not recommend this condo or staying at this person's accommodations for any reason, even if the price is cheap. He will treat you like nothing, and will make the experience a very frustrating one. STAY AWAY.
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It was all we needed. Wish the site had specified that it had a Murphy bed. Rental agreement said that we had it until noon but at 11:54 am the code for the door no longer worked-which was stressful as all our stuff was still in the unit. Would also be helpful to know from site that you were expected to clean the unit-didn't know this until the rental agreement came.
Overall, had a good experience.
This is a great property to stay at! I was able to park my car and never need it for the rest of the trip! The beach is across the street, bike rentals, restaurants, stores, trolly, tennis, pool all a 5 min walk away next to the property! I rented a bike and road around the resort, watched the sunset on the beach or just by sitting on the couch! The sun sets into the living room window!
The unit is very practical. I was able to cook meals to save on food. I loved the bed especially. Being able to hide it in the wall during the day made the unit much more spacious.
As far as the resort, it's the only place to stay at Hilton Head. I've stayed in other parts of the island and they just don't compare. Sea Pines Plantation is not just a community, it's a full resort. Everything is clean, manicured. It's like living in a perfect southern park. The live oak/spanish moss roads and bike trails combined with perfect beaches make this the ideal place to stay. I look forward to coming back again soon.