Unleash Your Pup on Hilton Head During the Fall and Winter Seasons!

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In the height of summer on the island, you likely won’t see any dogs on the beach… why is that? Because they are actually not allowed on the beach during the Summer from 10am-5pm due to high crowds and even higher heat!

The great news, however, is that your pup can roam free in the sand and water from October 1- February 28 whenever they please! Bring a tennis ball and let your dog swim to retrieve it, or laze the day away with your best friend by your side. The weather is so much more forgiving during the time of the year anyways, so your pup will surely thank you!

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If you and your pup need a vacation, click this link to our website to view our pet-friendly properties, so you can both travel luxuriously and be just steps from your beloved beaches! We can’t wait to see you and your fluffy friend!

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Dove Street Festival of Lights

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Come out and enjoy the “Dove Street Festival of Lights” at Shelter Cove Town Center.

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The Festival starts on November 19th at 6pm and ends on December 31st. Every night at 6pm, the town center will be lit up.

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Enjoy spectacular lights, shopping and dining. Bring your family and friends and get into your holiday spirit.  This light festival is one example why Hilton Head Island is such a great place to spend your holiday. You should stay over with us this holiday season at Beach Properties of Hilton Head. Check out some of the great specials we have going on, helping you save big so you can bring all of your loved ones with you. Enjoy warmer weather, wide open beaches and roads, fresh & tasty local seafood, tons of activities, tons of savings and best of all, the holiday spirit of Hilton Head Island.

A Coastal Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is an awesome time to take a vacation to Hilton Head Island with your family and be thankful for each other as well as the views you can enjoy of the beach! Beach Properties of Hilton Head has many homes that can accommodate bigger groups of people, with some homes having 7 bedrooms! Another perk of staying in a vacation rental home as opposed to a hotel, is that you don’t have to give up the tradition of cooking all day with your family at home, as all of our homes and villas have fully functional and fully equipped kitchens with everything you would need to make an amazing turkey dinner– aside from the groceries of course! Here is some southern Thanksgiving recipe inspiration to add a little island twist to your traditional dinner– who knows, maybe you can make a new tradition here in Hilton Head!

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A little twist on your average stuffing that is sure to wow your family! Everyone loves a good lowcountry Shrimp and Grits, so why not incorporate it into Thanksgiving dinner!?

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound peeled, medium-size raw shrimp
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked regular grits
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Devein shrimp, if desired.
  2. Bring broth, salt, and ground red pepper to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Whisk in grits, and return to a boil; reduce heat to low, and stir in butter. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed then remove from heat.
  4. Stir together eggs, bell pepper, breadcrumbs, green onions, and parmesan in a large bowl.
  5. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot grits mixture into egg mixture; add egg mixture to remaining hot grits mixture, stirring constantly.
  6. Stir in shrimp until well blended.
  7. Pour grits mixture into a lightly greased 11-x 7-inch baking dish.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until mixture is set. Let stand 10 minutes.

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Is your mouth watering yet? Pecan Pie is a southern staple and a great addition for one of your many Thanksgiving dessert options! This Bourbon Pecan Pie adds an extra southern kick– perfect for a post-turkey dessert!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pie Crust
  • 1 Cup Brown Rice Syrup
  • 2/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbs Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tbs Molasses
  • 1/4 Cup Bourbon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cup Pecan Halves
  • 3 Eggs, room temperature, beaten

Directions:

  1. In a small sauce-pot on medium low heat mix the brown rice syrup and sugar. As the mixture starts to bubble around the edges, whisk so that the sugar dissolves. Do not let this mixture come to a boil. Remove from heat and add the butter, molasses, bourbon and vanilla. Whisk to mix. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 325F.
  3. Toast the pecan halves for about 10-12 minutes until lightly toasted. They’ll toast further as the pie bakes.
  4. Arrange the pecans in the bottom of the pie, in an even layer with tops up.
  5. Once the brown rice syrup mixture has come to room temperature, add the eggs and whisk until ingredients come together.
  6. Gently, pour the sugar-egg mixture over the pecans.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes turning 1/2 way through baking. It’s done when the center is just set but still slightly soft. If the crust starts to get dark, place a crust protector over the top of the pie or use foil to cover the edges.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool overnight so that the custard has time to set. Cover when completely cool and store at room temperature for up to three days.
  9.  We recommend serving this up warm with some vanilla bean ice cream on top!

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If these recipes have you dreaming of a Thanksgiving getaway head over to our website and book your families Thanksgiving Beach Vacation today!

 

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Annual Community Thanksgiving on Hilton Head Island 2016

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Thanksgiving should never be a lonely day. Come out to Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th 2016. Enjoy a FREE Thanksgiving meal from 11am-3pm. There will be lots of fellowship and entertainment for a festive atmosphere. All donations are forwarded to The Deep Well Project and Bluffton Self Help.

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The event is organized by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s. Transportation can be arranged if needed.

For more information call (843)505-1370 or go to the website.

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Hilton Head Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance 2016

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November will be here before you know it, so now is the time for you to book your fall vacation with Beach Properties of Hilton Head  and enjoy the week long car festival “The Concours d’Elegance” here on Hilton Head Island and Savannah, GA. Beach Properties of Hilton Head has so many great deals and offers going on this fall that it’s no wonder why so many people stay with us when they come to enjoy the festival.

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The festival starts in Savannah on October 28th where attendees enjoy fast classic cars that race around the race track. There is also a large assortment of high end luxury, fast sport, and old classic cars for display. Bring your young ones, car enthusiast friends, or your special someone and enjoy music, food & beverage, car shows, and more! The Savannah portion of the festival ends October 30th.

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In case you didn’t know, Savannah is only a 15-20 minute drive away, so you will be able to stay on Hilton Head for both the Savannah AND the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance.

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Then make your way back over to Hilton Head Island for the remainder of the festival, November 5&6th.  The Hilton Head portion of The Concours d’Elegance has even more to enjoy!

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The Hilton Head portion will be held at Port Royal Golf Club and will feature cool and classic cars in a car show as well as on display, an aerial expo of several different planes, a showcase of various luxury and famous boats from television shows and movies, historic cars driven by celebrities and former leaders, and so much more. Food & beverage, arts & crafts vendors, and live music will also be present for attendees to enjoy.

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For more information on the Concours d’Elegance click here.

To see what offers Beach Properties of Hilton Head is offering for your trip to the Concours d’Elegance click here.

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2016 Oyster Festival on Hilton Head Island

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Come out November 11-13th to the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island for the annual Oyster Festival. Year after year this is one of the largest festivals on Hilton Head Island.

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Local restaurants gather to deliver very fresh, local seafood. Live music, art/craft vendors, activities, marshmallow roasts and kids play areas are also available to enjoy. Attendees will also find a college football viewing area, so don’t worry about missing the big game; you’ll get to enjoy it with other fans!

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Admission is only $6 for adults, kids under 10 get in FREE! For more information click here.

This is just one of many different festivals that Hilton Head has to offer in the fall and winter months. Come stay with us and enjoy a variety of different celebrations this year. Beach Properties of Hilton Head has some great offers going on right now for the fall/winter and holiday seasons. Click here to learn why Hilton Head is one of the best spots to vacation in the fall & winter. If you stay at Palmetto Dunes, you will be able to travel back and forth between the festival and your rental for free with the Dunes Buggy. To take a look at our Palmetto Dunes properties, just across the street from the festival, click here.