The Perfect Valentine’s Day Beach Picnic

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Sometimes the pressure of Valentine’s Day has you thinking that you need to go out to a fancy restaurant, put on a stuffy suit or uncomfortable heels, and spend a bunch of money that you could have just out towards a vacation at the beach. Here’s our recommendation- head to Hilton Head Island and impress your significant other with a great weekend getaway, a home cooked meal, and a picnic in the sand! With our rental properties, you will have a fully equipped kitchen and will be within steps of the beach no matter where you choose to stay!

Head to our website for help with your property choice,
and read on for some Valentine’s meal inspiration!
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To Drink: Strawberry Moscow Mule-

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Ditch the champagne! If you’re already ditching the expensive dinner out, be creative and serve up an even better cocktail for all to enjoy! The tangy citrus and fun little strawberry hearts are sure to get your night off to a great start!

What You Need:

  • 1.5 ounces vodka (1 shot)
  • 1.5 ounces strawberry soda (get the sweet stuff!)
  • 1/2 of small lime
  • 8 ounces ginger beer
  • strawberries and lime slices for garnish (optional)

What You Do:

  1. In a copper mug or tumbler, add ice.
  2. Pour in vodka, strawberry soda, juice of 1/2 lime and ginger beer.
  3. Cut strawberries to look like little hearts (optional but FUN)!
  4. Stir to combine, serve cold.

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For Starters: Valentine’s Day Caprese Salad-

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What You Need:

  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh basil
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter/a knife to cut the shape
  • Good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Good quality balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

What You Do:

  1. Cut the mozzarella into 1/4” thick slices. Use a cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes from each slice or use a knife to cut the shape.
  2. Slice the tomatoes into 1/4” thick slices.
  3. Layer the mozzarella, tomato, and basil on a platter however looks best to you.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy!

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The Main Course: Heart Shaped DIY Pizza-

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There’s nothing quite as fun or romantic as doing a little design your own pizza! This is a pretty simple “recipe”. We suggest heading over to the grocery store to pick up some pizza dough, then grabbing whatever toppings you like from pepperoni to bell peppers– you name it. A necessity is cutting the pepperonis to look like little hearts, and shaping the dough as a heart as well to be festive! This one is all up to you for creativity… Once you have rolled out your dough and added your toppings, pop the pizza (or pizzas) into the oven at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until you see the crust is browning! Enjoy!

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You now have all of the ingredients for a perfect, romantic Valentine’s Day beach picnic! Now all you need is your vacation rental property from us! Book with us for Valentine’s Day to give your loved one the best gift of all– memories with you, and the beach. ♥

Bring in the New Year’s with Family FUN!

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Lets ring in the New Year’s with family fun! The Sandbox is hosting their New Year’s event with  special games and activities both indoors and outdoors. In addition to scavenger hunts, games, fun arts & crafts and a picnic lunch, attendees will ring in 2017 with party favors and a balloon drop at 12 noon.Event admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Image result for kids drop adventure hilton headDo you need someone to watch your little ones while you ring in the New Year? Kids Drop in Adventure is offering to help! They will be accepting children for drop off daycare services from 9pm-1am. Bring their pj’s for them & after playtime, will enjoy a movie in PJ’s & a snack. RSVP ONLY by Dec.27th with a $10 deposit to hold your space.

Make sure to check out these additional New Year’s Specials!!!

Holiday Movies in Coligny Plaza

From every Saturday and Monday until Christmas Eve, Coligny Plaza is hosting a FREE holiday movie for everyone to enjoy.

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Don’t forget to stop by the local shops and finish off the last minute Christmas shopping. There’s something for the entire family! Save your receipt and enter for a chance to win $1000.

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Enjoy these additional Holiday specials for your visit to Hilton Head!

Lets Toast to Another Year on Hilton Head

Village at Wexford 2016 Toast The Season

The Village at Wexford is feeling festive. Join them December 10th and 17th, from 10-5 for their Outdoor Market. Make sure to do some shopping before Santa arrives at 1:40 with Storytime. Afterwards, meet up at Santa’s House with Wine Tasting and Music. Donations during the event are greatly appreciated. All donations will support the Giving Tree of the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Holiday Spirit

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He’s making a list and checking it twice, he’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice. Santa Clause is getting ready to call all the children on his nice list. The elves are looking for only a $5 North Pole Connection Fee. He will be placing those calls on December 12th and 13th, so make sure to reserve your spot now.

Christmas Festival

Are you feeling festive yet? You will be after Hilton Heads Christmas Festival! On December 16th, the Cornerstone Church Bluffton is inviting all ages to join them for s’mores, Christmas music, dinner, laughing, smiling, and bringing in the holiday!

Check out these specials for your December visit to Hilton Head!

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!

Party With A Purpose on Hilton Head

Get ready for the 9th Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! On December 10th, grab some friends and family and get together to show off your ugliest Christmas sweater. This event does not cost a thing unless you want to eat and drink at the multiple restaurants and bars along the route. Come on out and help raise awareness and funds for the Lowcountry Autism Foundation

Check out these specials for your December visit to Hilton Head!

Where’s Santa on Hilton Head Island

Santa Clause is on his way, loading goodies on his sleigh! The boys and girls are filled with glee, so take a sit upon his knee. Across the bridge and down the road, December 4th is the day to go. Write a letter to send away, to the North Pole for Christmas Day. Come on out with the kids this week and enjoy cookies with Santa and more magnificent treats!

Santa is on Hilton Head December 10th inviting children to come play. He is taking time out from overseeing the elves to relax, play limbo, sing and dance, and take pictures with the little ones. He has a special surprise for the first 25 children that come.  55 Matthews Drive at the Kidz Drop in Adventure , See you there!

 

 

Bring In The Holiday On Hilton Head!

DECEMBER 1st

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Join us on Main Street to bring in the Hilton Head holiday spirit and start your holiday shopping! From 5-8 p.m. stroll along Main Street and enjoy holiday music broadcast live by Jeff T-Bone Taylor from 104.9 The Surf. Be one of the first 100 customers to receive a goodie bag filled with special offers from participating vendors. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, food tastings and additional discounts from participating businesses. See you there!

DECEMBER 2nd

Hilton Head Island Winter Wonderland Festival

Santa is coming to Hilton Head Island!! Take the kids to Shelter Cove to hang out with Mr. and Mrs. Clause. There will be hayrides, carnival games, petting zoo, children’s parade and much more!!! All of the proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship Fund. Check out Island Recreation. for more information.

2016 Taste of the Season

Curb your hunger at Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of the Season. Enjoy signature dishes from the Low Country’s top chefs of our area. The food choices are limitless, between seafood, southern soul food and creative concoctions, there is going to be a plate to please! Enjoy and don’t forget to participate in the silent auction. Maybe you will win the RBC Heritage Package!

DECEMBER 3rd

Gingerbread House Decorating

Are you a professional contractor? How about someone that just likes to make a mess? Get ready to put those skills to the test at the First Presbyterian Church’s Gingerbread House Decorating Party! Enjoy music, refreshments, and each others company while bringing out your inner child.

DECEMBER 2nd to 3rd

Town of Bluffton Weekend of Lights

Explore off Hilton Head Island into Bluffton to enjoy the annual Weekend of Lights. Join us on Bridge Street to start the festivities, and finish up the the fun on the 3rd with a Christmas Parade! Feeling creative? Register to be a part of the parade and create a Christmas float to bring in the holiday!

Check out these specials for your December visit to Hilton Head!

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5 Great Places to Catch a Sunset on Hilton Head

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#1 Skull Creek– There are three great places off of Skull Creek that you can choose from to see a beautiful sunset. All three restaurants are in very close proximity of each other so don’t worry about a major difference between the three. Go check out the sunset at The Skull Creek Boathouse, The Charthouse Restaurant, and Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks.

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#2 Harbour Town-Check out the sunset at the Harbour Town Marina and Lighthouse, located in Sea Pines Plantation. Enjoy some great food, view some beautiful waters, and spot a dolphin or two while you’re out there as well.

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#3 Sea Pines Beach Club-Also located in Sea Pines, The Sea Pines Beach Club is a relatively new and very nice club house built right off of the beach. Enjoy a cold drink out on the deck near the pool looking out at the sunset painted sky.

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#4 The Dunes House-The Dunes House, located in the Palmetto Dunes Resort is also a great spot for all of you Palmetto Dunes fans. This is another great place to after a sunset after a nice day at the beach.

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#5 Dolphin Head-A great spot to see a sunset without a whole lot of people around is Dolphin Head Park. Many guests say this beach is very beautiful and easy to walk on for you and your dog. And you guessed it, it is a great place to see some dolphins as well as they return out to the ocean from feeding in the Port Royal Sound all day.

Sunsets aren’t just a summer time phenomenon on Hilton Head. Sunsets are beautiful year round here. Come vacation with us this fall/winter and holiday season over at Beach Properties of Hilton Head and save big with our current specials on a luxury home or villa. Enjoy a sunset of your own on the deck or patio of one of our ocean front properties! Click here to see why Hilton Head Island is an awesome place to vacation in the final months of the year.