Second Chances Don’t Come Often…

Missed New Year’s Eve on the Island? Or are you a New Year’s Eve fanatic? Either way, we have good news for you! One of our Advantage Discount Card Restaurant partners, The Skull Creek Boathouse, is having their 2nd Chance New Year’s Eve party on January 14th!

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Check out our current specials for your next visit to Hilton Head Island!

New Years Day Pajama Brunch

Looking for a local activity on New Years Day? To really ring in the New Year on Hilton Head Island like a “local”, make your way over to The Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe for their annual New Years Day Pajama Brunch.

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Enjoy the friendliest service, great mimosas and a Crabcake Benedict that is out of this world amazing! All in the comfort of your pajamas! Enjoy!

New Year’s Eve Celebrations on HHI

Looking for some New Year’s Eve Celebrations for your winter vacation on Hilton Head Island? We have plenty of ideas for you to choose from! Or if you would prefer, you can have a quiet night toasting to the new year in the comfort of your vacation home while looking out over the beach in the back yard– we wouldn’t blame you if you chose to do the latter!

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  1. New Years Eve Ball Drop with The Sea Pines Resort in Harbour Town:
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    There are two different ball drops at Harbor Town on New Years! One is at 7pm for the kids to enjoy, and theres another at 12am for the adults to watch! Beyond just the ball drop, there’s also plenty of activities, places to eat dinner, and stores to shop around in, as well as tons of lights up on the yachts in the harbor.
  2. Crab Pot Drop at Old Town Dispensary:
    No automatic alt text available.The Old Town Dispensary in Old Town Bluffton is such an authentic and fun lowcountry find! From great drinks, food, and live music, there is something for anyone to enjoy. On New Years Eve they have an annual party called the Crab Pot Drop. Come with the dogs, the kids, or a group of friends and have a fun night to ring in the new year!
  3. Bar Hopping at The Triangle:
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    With so many options from Reilley’s Grill & Bar, One Hot Mama’s, The Lodge, The Hilton Head Brewing Company, The Boardroom and Jump and Phil’s – there’s something for everyone. Ring in the new year with DJ and dancing at One Hot Mama’s and a champagne toast at midnight! Plus– the BBQ is amazing!
  4. New Years at The Skull Creek Boathouse:
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    Located on Skull Creek, this waterfront landmark restaurant will have the Zack Stillner Band featuring Chris Stevens playing on the deck, $3 Red Stag shots, $4 Jim Beam cocktails and a champagne toast at midnight! The views are pretty great too… just sayin’!_____________________________________________________________

We hope you have a very happy, fun, and safe New Years here on Hilton Head Island!

Which Hilton Head Island Restaurants are Open for Christmas Eve?

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Many restaurants on the island are open for Christmas Eve dinner, but we have chosen a few of our favorites to recommend to you–whether you’re an italian food lover, looking for fresh seafood with a view, or a delicious steak to devour before Santa visits! If you don’t feel like cooking in your rental property, we have you covered, but if you do, check out our blog on holiday recipes for your vacation rental home!

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This is the restaurant that our staff voted as our personal favorite place to eat on Hilton Head Island. With amazing homemade pasta dishes, delicious specials featuring things like fresh seafood risotto, or chicken milanese, and an amazing wine selection, OMBRA is a great upscale option for your whole family to indulge in. OMBRA is located in between Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes on 278, making it easily accessible from either of our vacation rental property locations!
For a reservation, head over to opentable.com, or call at (843) 842-5505. 

Frankie Bones:

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Walking into Frankie Bones is like walking into a swanky 1960’s bar and restaurant inspired by the Sinatra times of swingy jazz music, flashy silver accents, and martinis galore. This is a great spot for classic american-italian food, featuring amazing meatballs, the BEST lobster mac and cheese (pictured), and pork schnitzel. Frankie Bones is a part of our exclusive Beach Properties Advantage Program, which means that as a guest of ours you will receive a special discount by displaying your Advantage Card at the restaurant. They offer 10% off of your meal bill with our card, so go ahead and get another appetizer… on us!
To make a reservation go to opentable.com or call at (843)682-4455.

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Poseidon is one of our newer spots on the island, in Shelter Cove Towne Center, right across from Palmetto Dunes! It has great seafood options along with an amazing view from their rooftop bar/seating (pictured), with dancing and live music! Poseidon is another one of our restaurants on the Advantage Discount Program, and also offers 10% off of your bill. This is a great place for some fresh air and delicious food right across the way from Palmetto Dunes, home to many of our homes and villas!
For a reservation go to opentable.com or call (843)341-3838.

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For more great options you can look at our Advantage Discount Page here and see what other restaurants are doing a Christmas Eve dinner– and that you can get a great discount at! Have a very merry (and yummy) Christmas!

 

Holiday Recipes for Your Winter Island Vacation

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One of the best parts of the holidays is the ever present aromas of delicious cookies baking in the oven, festive drinks for all, and big family meals where everyone is in the kitchen helping in one way or another. Some people may think that this little magical element is lost when you leave home for Christmas, but with a vacation rental property, that is simply not the case! Every one of our wonderful homes and villas has a fully equipped kitchen perfect for you and your loved ones to make even more memories creating new, fun recipes, and devouring all of your creations! On Hilton Head Island, the holidays have an island twist from string lights in palm trees, to sand rather than snow– so we thought we would give you some new recipes to try as well. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new tradition here on the island with us, Beach Properties of Hilton Head!

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Cranberry Apple Cider Sangria:

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The weather doesn’t get too extreme on Hilton Head Island, so although hot chocolate and spiked hot cider are great, you won’t need to rely on a hot drink to keep your hands warm while strolling the beach here! We love the idea of the red cranberries and green apple for a fun colored drink to garnish any meal with a holiday flair. Here’s a simple recipe that yields 8 cups of this delicious drink!

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 750 ml. bottle red wine
  • 3 cups apple cider (non-alcoholic or alcoholic)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • ½ cup Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
  • ½ cup honey* (or ½ cup simple syrup, made by heating equal parts of sugar and water over medium heat until dissolved)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • sparkling water to top off
  • 1 cup freshly diced red and/or green apple cubes
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine red wine, apple cider, cranberry juice, orange liqueur and honey (or simple syrup) in a large pitcher.
  2. Add cranberries and diced unpeeled apples.
  3. Serve over ice, if desired, filling glasses ¾ full and topping off with some sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a straw.

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Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus:

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 Keeping with the red and green color scheme, we have a delicious appetizer or side that would make even someone who doesn’t like asparagus reach for seconds! The savory, salty prosciutto pairs perfectly with the asparagus, plus wrapping the prosciutto around the asparagus would be a great job to give the kids for a fun and safe way to help out!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 ounces sliced prosciutto, halved horizontally
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Working one at a time, wrap halved prosciutto slice on each asparagus spear at an angle, covering the entire length of the spear. Repeat with remaining prosciutto and asparagus.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add asparagus and cook until prosciutto is crisp and asparagus is tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Bark:

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What’s the holidays without sweet treats?! Peppermint bark is always a crowd favorite, and we love the cookies and cream addition to this recipe with Oreos incorporated! This is another simple recipe that has tons of potential for little helpers to feel like they have a big role in the creation of this dessert!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 20 ounces white chocolate morsels
  • 16 Oreos, roughly chopped
  • ⅓ cup crushed peppermint candy canes
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Line a 13 x 9 baking tray with parchment paper, making sure that extra paper hangs over the sides for easy lifting once chocolate is hardened. Set aside.
  2. Assemble Oreo cookies and crushed candy canes so that toppings are ready to use.
  3. In a medium bowl, break 8 ounces of white chocolate into pieces and microwave until fully melted and smooth. Be sure to stop and stir every 30 seconds so that chocolate doesn’t burn.
  4. Once chocolate in melted, spread onto prepared tray using a spatula or knife. White chocolate should cover entire pan in a thin layer.
  5. Top white chocolate with crushed Oreo cookies.
  6. Place pan in refrigerator for 10 minutes to harden.
  7. As chocolate mixture is hardening, melt remaining 12 ounces of white chocolate in the microwave until smooth.
  8. Remove pan from refrigerator and spread remaining white chocolate over the top in an even layer, coating the entire pan.
  9. Sprinkle crushed candy canes over top of chocolate.
  10. Place into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to harden completely.
  11. Once ready, lift parchment paper by overhang and set on counter. Chocolate will lift right out of paper.
  12. Break into pieces by hand or using a knife.

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Hopefully these fun recipes have inspired you to look into some new recipes to make alongside your traditional ones, or maybe it even made you want to start a new holiday tradition all together in Hilton Head. If so, head on over to our website and check out the myriad of homes, condos, and villas that we have to offer! 

Seaside Treasures: 5 Sand Dollar

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5 Sand Dollar is a brand new, gorgeous four bedroom open concept home with tasteful coastal decor, oyster tabby walls on the outside, and a serene, cool blue and white theme throughout! With a covered porch, deck, patio area and a brand new pool, this home is perfect for a family getaway to the beach– speaking of the beach, this beautiful home is located just across the street from the Folly Field beach access so getting to the beach is so easy!

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As you enter the home, you are engulfed by the gorgeous natural lighting that streams in through the large windows in the living room, and are greeted by an open hallway leading to the rest of the home. There is a half bath and large laundry room with new washer and dryer closest to the entry. The master bedroom is to the left of the front door and features a king size bed, 32″ television and a large walk in closet. The private master bathroom has new tile flooring, granite counter tops and large walk in shower.

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The 2nd floor features three more bedrooms and bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds with a 32″ television and private bathrooms with granite counter tops and walk in showers. The third bedroom offers two twin beds and a 32″ television. This room shares a bathroom with the loft bedroom located on the 3rd floor. The bathroom features tile floors, granite counter tops and walk in shower.

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Each room is furnished slightly differently but with a seamless, clean theme throughout of seafoam blues and greens, earth tones, and sleek choices throughout.

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The loft room, located on the 3rd floor, has two twin beds and a door leading out to a small observation deck that overlooks the front of the home. The loft is a fun little getaway room, perfect for the kids to hang out at night before they head off to bed!

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The floors in the home are white oak all throughout, reflecting the natural lighting that stream in from the oversized windows and high ceilings. The living room, dining room and kitchen are all connected in a bright and open layout overlooking the pool.

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The kitchen has quartz counter tops with an island that seats four, a very large refrigerator, perfect for just making one trip to the grocery store for the week, a front loading dishwasher, down draft electric stove with an oven underneath and an oversized farmhouse sink. The beautiful white quartz counters, when lit by the sleek, modern, glass light fixtures, creates a clean and airy feel throughout. The kitchen is truly the place to be in this home with such amazing appliances, clean decor choices, and a gorgeous open layout.

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The second floor covered porch is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or unwind in the evening after a day at the beach. The new pool has a large sun-shelf, great for those who want to take a break from the sun and maybe read a book or just watch the kids! The pool deck is complete with lounge chairs, a four person dining table and a gas grill for cooking out.

You do not want to miss this gorgeous new home on Hilton Head Island! Book your vacation here today with Beach Properties!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Four Scenic Views You Can’t Miss on Hilton Head Island

There are so many amazing views to catch on Hilton Head Island, but there’s a few, that seem to be the one’s you can’t help but take a picture of. This is our list of those must have views for your Hilton Head Island vacation!

  1. Sunset at The Skull Creek Boathouse: With live music, fresh seafood, and a view like this that is only obscured by the oak trees and Spanish moss, how could you not feel like you’re on vacation? sunset-photo-at-skull-creek-boathouse
  2. South Beach Marina: Home of the famous Salty Dog Cafe, South Beach Marina is full of fun, bright colors, that take you back to your childhood and bring a vintage vacation vibe full of memories! satly-dog-cafe-south-beach-marina2
  3. The Harbor Town Lighthouse: This view is iconic to Hilton Head Island, and whether you see it at sunset or in the middle of the day it is just as fulfilling. Hello, Hilton Head.gray-cloudy-skies-turned
  4. Is there really any view better than the view of the beach from your beach chair? We didn’t think so either…1

If you’re craving any of these views– especially the last one– go on our website to book a wonderful beach vacation home in Hilton Head Island where the views are spectacular and the memories are even better.

Girls Getaway Weekend: Hilton Head Island Style

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Looking for a gorgeous place to relax and renew with your girls? Hilton Head Island is the perfect place! With beautiful beaches, amazing restaurants, wonderful spas, and so much more, your ladies will love this getaway plan. Here’s some planning inspiration to get you started!

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Where to Stay?

One of the best reasons to stay in a vacation rental home, is that you have privacy as well as an entire house to share! With a kitchen, multiple bedrooms, living rooms, and if you choose wisely, a porch with a beach view, you will be living the luxurious lifestyle and making memories you and your friends will never forget.

Beach Properties has tons of options for you to choose from, but here are just a couple of our favorites, that we think would accommodate a girls group wonderfully in terms of size and of course proximity to the beach and ultimate relaxation!

6 Armada: if you’re a beachy bunch with an eye for design.IMG_1377

8 East Beach Lagoon: if you’re a group looking for beachfront access and a classic coastal home to call your own for the week.

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18 Brigantine: If you’re looking for extreme luxury, and a beach view from a second story porch (just saying). IMG_0882

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What to do?

Beyond lazing by the pool and getting your bronze on, there are tons of fun activities for you and your gal pals to do! Here’s a few ideas…

If you’re the girl friends who love to shop: Shelter Cove Towne Center! This new shopping area overlooks the ocean and has tons of great stores to choose from.

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For the relaxation girls: Faces Spa

With our Beach Properties Advantage Card, you have access to deals at many different spas here on the island that are exclusive to us. Click this link for our page of deals!

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For the sporty squad: Sweat Bootcamp! This bootcamp is a great way to sweat it out with your girls led by trainer, Jen Edwards. Working out with a view, and feeling the coastal breeze makes your one hour sweat sesh easy! Plus, Jen offers a discount exclusively to our Beach Properties guests!

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Book your girls getaway today, at beach-property.com!!