Seaside Treasures: 159 Mooring Buoy

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Subtle ocean motifs and a bright, airy interior are the stars of the show at 159 Mooring Buoy, a 5 bedroom home in the wonderful Palmetto Dunes island community. This home, with it’s five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, can comfortably accommodate 14 guests. With so much space and sleeping room, you can easily bring along your extended family, a couple family friends, or whomever else you want to soak up the sun with!

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The living room is spacious and beautiful with simple and elegant coastal themes throughout. The soft hues of tan and light blue compliment the sand and sea just beyond your rental home. The two large couches and two additional chairs offer tons of space for everyone to sit and watch a movie, or play some board games after the sun has set.

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This home has plenty of space for so many people, and also allows for space to spend some time catching up on some work if necessary, or maybe for the kids to sit down with a coloring book or puzzle to escape the sun mid day!

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There are two guest bedrooms, one with a king and another with a queen bed. Upstairs there is another living area with a tv, couch, and two chairs. Also upstairs, there is another guest room with two twin beds, and through the shared bathroom, there’s another guest room with two queen beds.

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Just behind the living room is the inviting kitchen with a circular layout, an island for additional counter space, and a wrap-around bar for entertaining or enjoying a glass of wine before dinner. The kitchen comes fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and beautiful marble counters and wood paneled cabinets.

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The dining room is gorgeously decorated with tans and soft blues, mixed with tons of textural play within the driftwood centerpiece, antique steel candelabras, and woven chairs. This dining room is a designers dream!

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The covered deck upstairs overlooks the pool and lagoon, and is a wonderful place to read a book, eat some lunch, or have conversations with family over a glass of wine. The deck downstairs leads to the large pool and has a covered patio with a built in barbecue grill and dining table for a great dinner you could eat outside with the sea breeze to cool you off.

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The master bedroom has a king bed alone with two chairs and a coffee table to do some light reading or enjoy a coffee in the morning. With so many windows, there is a ton of bright sunlight streaming in and opening up the space. The master bathroom features a double vanity and walk in closet, as well as a separate bath and shower. A great option for taking a rejuvenating soak after a long day at the beach and playing in the sun.

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The large yard with a gorgeous pool enhances this very attractive property that is just a 3 minute walk to the beach on a beach path. With views of palms, the lagoon, and such a short distance to the beach, this home is ideal for a great getaway, allowing for a comfortable stay for you and your extended family!
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If you’re interested in this property or would like to check out some others, head over to our website and take a look, or call our vacation planners at 1(800)671-5155!

Music and Taste on the Harbour

Music, Food, and the Harbour… what could be better? Throw in some deals and some beautiful weather, and you have the perfect night out! Music & Taste on the Harbour returns March 30, 2017 to Shelter Cove Harbour and continues on Thursdays each week through May 18, 2017.

Dance the night away while enjoying live music performances and great food at the Shelter Cove Harbour. Restaurants will offer specially-priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails during this dining and musical experience!

Music & Taste on the Harbour is from 6-9 p.m. each Thursday during the spring, weather permitting. No coolers or outside food are allowed, and limited seating is available so you are encouraged to bring your own chairs. Admission is completely free, which is a great bonus if you just want to sit down and listen to some great music in the wonderful Spring weather!

Here is the full lineup for the Spring 2017 Season!

2017 Music & Taste Schedule

Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Weather Permitting
March 30 • The Headliners
April 6 • Deas Guyz
April 13 • The Headliners
April 20 • Target
April 27 • The Headliners
May 4 • Deas Guyz
May 11 • Target
May 18 • The Headliners

Saint Patrick’s Day on Hilton Head Ireland… Whoops, Island!

Image result for hhi st patrick's dayPlanning a trip to Hilton Head Island for Saint Patty’s Day? Many people don’t realize it, but the St. Patrick’s Day parade on HHI is a great way to celebrate the day whether with family or friends! The parade is the Sunday before the actual day- which is Sunday, March 12, 2017. This way you can celebrate twice as much! The festivities start at 3pm and last until 6pm at Coligny Plaza.

If you’re looking for a place to stay for the festivities, there’s no better spot for this than the SeaCrest resort where we have tons of beautiful villas for you to rent your feet after a day full of fun! The SeaCrest is oceanfront and just a few steps from all of the St. Patty’s Day jubilee! Head to our website for more information. Get your green on, and let’s head to the parade!

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Our Favorite Coffee Shops & Cafes on the Island

Some people are the kinds that wake up, brew a pot of hot coffee, eat a slice of toast, and start their day. But there’s also the kind of person who loves to head over to a quant little cafe, sip on a latte, and savor over a chocolate croissant or quiche with a friend for a few hours to start their day. This post is for the second person. For the “coffee and toast at home” people, don’t worry– all of our vacation rental properties come with fully equipped kitchens, so your daily routine won’t be harmed in the slightest. These are our top Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Area cafe’s and coffee shops!

Maywood Davis Coffee and Tea:

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This is a new spot on the Island set in the “old log cabin” on 278! You may have seen this little wooden property before while driving down the island, where there was a gas station previously perched in front, but now Maywood Davis is brewing coffee and serving up sweet treats and baked goods Tuesday to Sunday. From pour over coffee, to espresso, and nitro cold brew, your coffee concoctions are all here. This is a fun little joint perfect for a low-key morning or afternoon pick me up.

The Purple Cow:

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The Purple Cow prides itself on housemade desserts, fun cocktails, and cafe delights! From the French Toast Donut (pictured as a sundae) to a strawberry, brie, and local honey sandwich, and a full selection of coffees and cocktails, the Purple Cow is not a place you should miss. Even better is that you will receive an exclusive Beach Properties Advantage Discount of 10% off of all food! It certainly pays to be a Beach Properties guest– especially when it comes to sweets and coffee!

Corner Perk:

Image may contain: drink, food and indoorIf you find yourself venturing out to Bluffton for some of the Old Bluffton feel, or to do a little shopping at the Tanger Outlets, DO NOT miss out on the Corner Perk. This adorable corner shop is practically famous to islanders and Bluffton residents alike. From their amazing coffee’s, awesome breakfast sandwiches and skillets, to their delicious cakes and sweets, this place is an absolute must go. Try one of Cooke’s Breakfast Skillets (pictured) with two fried eggs, and two slices of bacon piled atop the most perfect cheesy grits, and accompany it with their homemade Chai Tea Latte. You will not regret making your way down to Old Town Bluffton for this.

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Now get out of bed and get some coffee!

It’s time to start your day the Hilton Head Island way!

 

Our January Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Kimberley Windeler from Wisteria Way, Michigan on her winning photo she entered in this month’s Beach Properties of Hilton Head photo contest! This adorable submission of her grandchildren, Gwendolyn (3), Leo (3) Emmaline (1), Annabelle (5) and baby Clara earned her a $50 Visa gift card!

If you would like to enter our monthly photo contest for your chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card click on this link.

Any photos submitted become property of Beach Properties of Hilton Head and can be used in any marketing or social media outlets, even if they are not deemed a winner.

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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. ♥

The Best Pizza on the Island…?

Whether you’re from New York, Chicago, or anywhere else, we all have our go-to pizza joint when the craving hits! But what do you do when you’re on vacation and you need that melted cheese, crispy crust, and delicious red sauce ASAP? If you’re on Hilton Head Island, these are the places you go (or for some, even call and have delivered to your rental property!)

Giuseppis:
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This is a Hilton Head Classic with a pizza recipe straight from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Locals and visitors alike know the name, and the location is so easy for our Beach Properties guests. You can call in your order for a few of their amazing pizzas, or even try a “Weggie”, which is like a sandwich wrapped and baked in their handmade pizza dough (pictured). Trust us, its great. Even better is the discount you receive for being a Beach Properties guest! If you show your BP Advantage Discount Card, you will receive 10% off of your bill!

Dough Boys:
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Dough Boys is our go-to pizza delivery when everyone in the office’s stomachs start to growl. Between pizza, chopped salads, and subs, you can’t go wrong trying to please everyone. They even have a build your own pizza option that will make any picky eater happy! We suggest Jen’s Boom Boom Barbecue pizza, or the classic Mag’s Margherita. By being our guest, you also get the exclusive BP Advantage Card Discount of $5 off of any order of $30 or more! So call them up and have some awesome pies delivered right to your vacation property with a sweet discount from us!

Fat Baby’s:

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Don’t let the name of this pizza spot deter you, Fat Baby’s is the place to be! They recently moved to a new location with a wonderful outdoor seating area and that combined with their fun and delicious pizzas is enough to sell me on it! When you walk around the island you may notice the Fat Baby’s logo on t-shirts everywhere– almost rivaling the Salty Dog t-shirts! There’s a reason people love this place so much, between their awesome subs, and crazy good pizzas, you can’t go wrong. Plus, as our guest take 10% off of your food bill when dining in with you BP Advantage Card!

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Let us know what you think of our top 3 pizza joints, if you visit! And don’t forget that Advantage Rewards Card– you are a VIP in our book, and deserve your own discounts in tons of places, check out of Advantage Rewards page to see what other discounts you can take advantage of as our guest! 

Seaside Treasures: 29 Sandpiper

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29 Sandpiper is a fantastic 6 bedroom, 6 bath home located in the North Forest Beach area of Hilton Head.  It is perfect for large family get-togethers with plenty of space for everyone, and a pool and yard made for entertaining. It is the ultimate multi-generational home with fun waiting for all to be had!

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You enter the home and are immediately in a delightful, spacious open floor plan with kitchen, dining and two separate seating areas – one with sectional couch with sleep sofa, additional seating under window with cushioned bench, and wall mounted flat screen TV.  The second seating area with couch and love seat and two club chairs is grouped around a decorate fireplace, perfect for quiet conversation and relaxing.

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Three bedrooms are located on the entrance level. On one side is the children’s wing (but can accommodate adults as well) with two bedrooms, each with ceiling fans and wall mounted flat screen TV.  Each bedroom contains bunk bed set with double bed on bottom and twin bunk on top, along with trundle.  The two bedrooms share a bath with tub/shower combination located off the small hall, and the entire area can be closed off from the living space.  On the other side of the living room is a large, elegant King bedroom with dark wood furniture, a wall mounted flat screen TV, comfortable reading chair, and access to the balcony.  A private bath features granite counters, glass bowl sink and shower only.

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Upstairs is a wide, open landing space overlooking the living area below and containing seating/den area with couch and two chairs, along with a large wall mounted flat screen TV.  At the end of this room is an alcove containing a desk with wall to wall windows with view of ocean.  Off this area 3 more bedrooms are located as well as a full size laundry room.

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At the top of the stairs is an expansive Master with King bed, flat screen TV, window alcove with chair & lamp, perfect for quiet moments reading or planning the next day’s activities.  A private bath with huge tub, his and her separate vanities, and separate shower, along with walk-in closet, separate water closet, skylights and vaulted ceiling add to the feel of this sanctuary.

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The updated kitchen has granite countertops and a beautiful glass tile backsplash, stainless appliances offset by white cabinetry.  The bar has seating for 2.  The adjacent dining area has a large table with chairs and bench seating to accommodate 8-10.

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On past the den on left is another King bedroom done with serene blue walls accented with white furniture, paisley shades of blue with silver accent lamps, and wall mounted flat screen TV.  A private bath has a shower only, skylights and vanity with glass bowl sink.  The final bedroom is also a Master King with dark furniture, olive green walls with aqua accents, a bay window wall alcove with cushioned rattan chair/ottoman, the perfect place to put your feet up after a busy, fun-filled day.
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The entrance to the pool and yard is through an iron gate that just exudes southern charm.  The side yard features a pool and spa, with seating alcove nestled under oaks and palms.  An outdoor shower is available for getting the sand out of your toes, and built in charcoal grills and a triple size picnic table with benches can handle any group.  Under the home is a built-in bar with seating, offering a shady area to gather.  A ping pong table is located here as well.

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This new addition to our expansive collection of homes and villas is a wonderful place for your next big vacation! If you can see your friends and family having an amazing vacation at this home click this link to our website and book today!

Coastal Discovery Museum Events!

Image result for coastal discovery museumDo you love gators, birds, oceanography, and all things nature? If you do– the Coastal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head Island is a great place for you to visit and gain some awesome new knowledge.

Even better, in the months of January and February they have some great events going on for you to catch! Here’s the schedule:

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BALD EAGLES OF THE LOWCOUNTRY – Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – 3PM – Coastal Discovery Museum Tom Murphy, retired biologist from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the principal investigator for the state’s Bald Eagle Program, will share the story of the Bald Eagles in the Lowcountry. From near extinction to recovery, this presentation will trace the success and the challenges facing the Bald Eagle. Learn why our national bird nearly went extinct, about the efforts to bring them back and what should we do to secure the future of this magnificent bird.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE LOWCOUNTRY – Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 3PM Dr. Chris Marsh will give an overview of current patterns of climate change that are occurring locally and globally. He will describe the science that drives weather patterns and how scientists are using this information to predict what the future holds for sea level rise and climate change in the Southeast.

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URBAN TREES VS. URBAN FORESTS: Why Biodiversity Matters- Wednesday, February 1st- 3 PM Join Sally Krebs the Sustainable Practices Coordinator for the Town of Hilton Head Island and learn why urban trees and forests matter. One of the most sustainable actions we can take is to help preserve earth’s biodiversity, the many different forms of life with which we share our planet. But why should humans be concerned about this? One emerging field of research is finding links between biodiversity and human health. This presentation hopes to get you thinking in a whole new way about our urban forests and the organisms that live there!

SHORE BIRD MIGRATION –Friday, February 10th- 3 PM Every spring, thousands of shorebirds utilize South Carolina’s beach and marsh habitats. These habitats provide critical stopover areas for birds on their northbound migration to breeding sites, while others will nest in these beautiful coastal landscapes of South Carolina. Come learn about the important role SC plays in the life-cycle of spring migrants and local nesting species, and what we can do to protect this incredible part of our state’s natural heritage. Nicholas Wallover is currently the Regional Biologist for the ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve and Manager of the McKenzie Field Station at Bennett’s Point. He has worked on numerous coastal protected species including sea turtles, shorebirds, and dolphins.

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Seaside Treasures: 3 Marsh Island

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This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 4 and 1/2 bath Sea Pines home is located near the South Beach Marina and is an 8 minute walk to the beach. Guests will surely enjoy the quiet relaxation and spacious deck in the back of the home.

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Upon entering this home you are immediately impressed with the view across the pool with a fountain feature to the lagoon. The decor is elegant and elevated with sophisticated touches as well as calm and laid back pieces to balance it all out.

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The master has huge windows almost spanning the side wall facing the lagoon. The master bath has a large tub and separate shower. Further down the hallway is the laundry area with a half bath and garage access.

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The dining room has seating for 8 with a wonderful view of the pool and lagoon behind you. The fully equipped kitchen is just beyond the dining room and features granite counters as well as having a fantastic view of the lagoon. This area opens up to a comfortable den with a couch and chair as well as a flat screen tv.

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As you enter the dining room with a full view of the marsh, there is a large couch, and a chair with plenty of room for seating. The living room has high ceilings and tons of bright airy natural light, opening up the entire space!
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There is a second Master featuring a king bed on this level, behind the living room with a private bath and access to a private deck. The additional two bedrooms are located upstairs and all have private baths. One of the bedrooms has a king bed and the other has two queen beds.

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The deck area, with it’s expansive view, affords a delightful place to enjoy shade or sun. The deck wraps around most of the home and has tons of seating from cushioned chairs to enjoy coffee on in the morning, or lounging chairs for tanning and reading!

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If you are interested in a vacation in this home, click this link to our website or call one of our vacation planners at (843) 671-5155.