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!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Hilton Head Island Beach Treasure Hunt

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Can you find these 5 items at the beach by your

Beach Properties Vacation Rental Home?

  1. A Hermit Crab: if you find one of these shells don’t take them home! There is a good chance that shell is a little hermit crabs home and if you wait long enough, he will probably crawl out of his shell and walk around!hermit-2
  2. A Dolphin Swimming in the Ocean: Have no fear if you see something like this swimming in the distance! These are just our playful dolphins swimming through! 3050e5ec5e55b9bdceb616f161334317
  3. A Sand Dollar: You may find one washed up in the waves, or even feel one under your foot as you play in the water, because sand dollars are plentiful here in Hilton Head! If you happen to find one far from the water, be sure to throw it back to its home in the ocean!3371502500_28b937937b
  4. A Sandpiper: These cute little birds love to sit by the crashing waves and eat up tiny crustaceans in the sand! 9fc919f6c45704956d3969dc34551ddd
  5. A Beautiful Sunset View: Why not finish off your scavenger hunt with the best prize of them all– a gorgeous sunset! There are plenty of these to find in Hilton Head so this one shouldn’t be too hard to check off your list!hilton.head.jpg

We hope you had fun finding all of these fun creatures and sights! Or if you were just looking at the post for some vacation inspiration, head on over to our website and book your vacation with us now!! How can you resist those adorable dolphins, and a view like that!

Cycling Fun On Hilton Head

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Click here to view specials on bike rentals for Beach Properties of Hilton Head Guests.  Go on our website and look at our fall & winter specials and see how much you could save on your next vacation to Hilton Head Island today!

 

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.

 

 

How To Find Dolphins on Hilton Head Island

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Dolphins are not hard to spot in Hilton Head’s waters. Dolphins usually are spotted feeding at low tide each day in the near by creeks and rivers, such as Skull Creek, Chechessee River, Colleton River, and the Broad River. Use this tide chart to figure out the best time each day to go out and find Dolphins. At high tide, you can also find dolphins, usually socializing and playing in larger herd numbers. They are more playful and social at high tide because they have already eaten at low tide.

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Many of our properties at Beach Properties of Hilton Head are on great locations to see Dolphins. We also have several boating excursions on our Advantage Program that take you right out up close and personal with Dolphins. Check out our website and current specials going on for the holiday season to book your next vacation. Hilton Head Island is a great place to vacation in the final months of the year and especially a great place to spend your family holiday. Remember, there is nothing like a holiday at the beach!

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!

 

Beach Properties of Hilton Head Mobile App

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We now have a mobile application for our guests to use while on vacation. It is available on android and apple phones. To download, go to the app store on your phones and type in “Beach Properties Hilton Head“. You will see our logo next to it. Yes, the app is FREE!

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The mobile app is great for our guests to use for a number of reasons. It can help you save money when looking for a particular activity or service on the Island. The app will list all of the partner businesses on our Advantage Program as well as the discount the business offers our guests.

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Find restaurants, services, and activities on the Island and be able to quickly contact them or navigate to their website if you are interested in them. For example, if you were sitting at your vacation rental and were thinking up where you wanted to eat later that evening, you can use the app to find a restaurant you like, view the discount you will receive, call the restaurant or make a reservation online with the click of a button.  You can even navigate to the restaurant with the click of a button.

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The app can also check the local weather in seconds with a live radar, and find activities to do when the weather is a little wet outside. You can even enter our photo contests and check out our social media!  There is also a customer service component to the app as well, making it easier than ever for guests to get in contact with property managers if they need assistance or have a question. Everything on the app is simple and requires again, just a press of a button.

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So as you can see, the app is designed to help our guests navigate the Island and save money without wasting time surfing the web through loading screens, clicking on various links or wasting phone battery.

Download today and know the area better than any local and never be lost again while vacationing on Hilton Head Island.