The Best VRBO Vacation Rentals on Hilton Head Island: Places to Stay for Families (September 2021)

Hilton Head Island is a great family beach destination. Not only will you find wide, sandy beaches stretching the entire length of the island, but also plenty of fun activities such as golf, tennis, putt-putt, bike riding, kayaking, fishing, dolphin cruises, shopping, dining out, and more. Wow, that was a long list! But you probably already knew all of that, and now you need to figure out where your family can stay (preferably on an affordable budget). That's what this guide is all about.

I grew up visiting the island as a kid, and still visit it today as a grown-up (kid at heart?). So, I've learned my way around the island and have become familiar with the various places to visit. Now that I have a family of my own, I am more particular with the things I look for when choosing a place to stay. Everything below is a combination of my own personal advice along with some from my friends and family which also have experience staying on the island.

Since Hilton Head is a large island, it offers plenty of accommodation options: hotels, resorts, vacation rental condos, and entire houses are available for rent. Prices depend on many factors, with location being the most important. The size and level of luxury of the place you stay can also affect the price, as you would expect. Places on the beach are naturally more expensive, but affordable places can still be found.

Affordable Places to Stay on Hilton Head

This is a lengthy guide, so if you want to find the most affordable places, then we can just get right down to it.

Jump down to the Folly Field area here, or jump down to the Coligny Beach area here. Both of these neighborhoods are outside of the large "plantation" developments and contain a variety of independently owned beach condos and rental beach houses at the best prices. Several smaller resort complexes can be found in the Folly Field beach area that have beachfront condos, swimming pools, and other nice amenities. Specifically, check out the Island Club, Hilton Head Resort, or the HH Beach & Tennis Club for some of the most affordable places with great amenities.

Or, read on for the best places in each of Hilton Head's various neighborhoods and plantations.

An Overview of Hilton Head's Neighborhoods

Various regions of Hilton Head were developed into large neighborhood resort areas which they call "plantations". These areas contain a variety of amenities such as golf courses, tennis clubs, beach access points, and of course, a variety of homes and condos. Many of these "plantations" also have hotel-like resorts inside them, too. Some also contain their own shops and restaurants, as compared to the shopping areas found on the main road through the island (Hwy 278).

First we'll give a brief overview of the areas of Hilton Head, and then we'll provide a more detailed description of each area later in the article. This way, you can figure out which section you want to focus on and then skip down to the details.

Hilton Head Island is in the shape of a shoe. Yes, seriously. If you look at the map, the sole of the shoe is the beach. The bridge from the mainland (Hwy 278) comes in at the "ankle" and the toe points south. In the middle of the shoe, where you'd find the laces, is an inlet that is a mixture of small channels and marshland known as Broad Creek. Many sections of the island are described by locals and visitors alike in terms of the position on the "shoe", and we'll do the same here.

Hilton Head Island Map - Places to Stay AirBnBs Families - Port Royal, Folly Field, Coligny Beach, Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes, Shelter Cove, Harbor Town

At the north end of the island (the heel) are several of these resort developments: Hilton Head Plantation and Port Royal Plantation. Port Royal has a great golf course (open to the public) and a variety of condos and homes that are close to, or right on the beach. Here you'll also find a few larger resort hotels. Hilton Head Plantation is on the inland side and is a good place to stay if you're interested in marsh views and golf.

Moving south, the next area along the beach is the Folly Field and Burkes Beach area. This is a good, central place to stay with several smaller resorts and a variety of houses along the beach. This is a great spot because this area is affordable, central, and has easy access to the beach if you don't stay oceanfront.

The next areas south along the beach are Palmetto Dunes and Shipyard, two more resort and golf plantations with houses, condos, tennis clubs, etc. Across the highway is Shelter Cove, a large shopping area with a marina, plenty of shops and restaurants, and the Disney resort.

In the middle of the island along the shore is a section of the island known as Coligny Circle and Coligny Beach, along with Forest Beach. This is one of the older areas of the island, and it contains plenty of shops, restaurants, public beach access, and fun activities. The surrounding area neighborhood is not part of a specific development, but rather contains many private homes (some of which can be rented), plus some condos and small hotels. This area is also fairly affordable.

Everything south of this point belongs to Sea Pines Plantation. It takes up about one third of the island all the way down to the toe. Like the others, it's full of houses, golf courses, condos on the beach, etc. Unlike the others, you have to pay a daily fee to enter if you don't stay here. In Sea Pines, on the inland side, you'll find Harbor Town. This is perhaps the most famous area of Hilton Head with its picturesque lighthouse overlooking the marina and the iconic 18th hole of the Heritage Classic course. Some great restaurants and shops can be found here, along with charter boats taking visitors out to find dolphins or have encounters with mermaids and pirates (for the kids). Further south, at the "toe" is another shopping area (South Beach), home to the Salty Dog Cafe. If you're looking for something to do, it can be worth paying the daily fee to enter Sea Pines if you want to explore Harbor Town and other areas if you don't end up staying here.

Several other areas are located on the inland and marsh side of the island. If you want a cheaper place to stay and don't mind driving to a beach, this could be a good option. Shelter Cove is located right in the middle of the island along the main road. With plenty of restaurants, shops, and live music, this is a nice area that overlooks the marina. Or, take a look at Indigo Run or Spanish Wells. They each have more golf courses, tennis courts, bike trails, kayaking, etc.

Now that you have an overview, let's dive into the specific areas of Hilton Head Island to find the best (and most affordable) places to stay in each of the plantations or other neighborhoods.

Port Royal & North Side

Consisting mostly of houses, Port Royal takes up the "heel" of the island. While some of this area faces the inlet and doesn't have much of a beach, the beachfront area of Port Royal has a few larger resorts such as the Marriott and Westin. Around the Fish Haul Beach Park on the north side are a number of houses and condos for rent at a decent price, but the best places are along the main beach.

Marriott Barony Resort

If you're looking for the premier spot on the beach with all of the best amenities, then Marriott's Barony Resort is perfect. This resort is made up of time share condos and is not a typical hotel. Many of these condos can be rented at a variety of prices on VRBO or Marriott.com depending on availability.

Marriott's Barony Beach 2-Bedroom

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This Barony Resort 2-bedroom condo has plenty to offer includeing a full kitchen and a balcony. The resort has several pools, both indoors and outdoors with waterslides. You will also find a gym and kids play areas. In the condos you'll have a washer & dryer, full kitchens, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and more. And of course, you're right on the beach.



Island Retreat

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
If you're looking for something more affordable and still family-friendly, here's a 2 bedroom condo in another Port Royal complex that is just a few minutes' walk from the beach. It has access to a pool and tennis courts, too.



Gorgeous, Updated First Floor Villa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
And here’s a great place to stay in a Port Royal condo complex that has public beach access only a few hundred yards away. With a pool and tennis courts, you've got everything you need in a great location.



Beachfront

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This 2 Bedroom renovated condo is at the Fish Haul Beach Park. You get a lot for the money here, mainly because you're not right on the main beach, but rather on the north inlet side of the island where prices are a little cheaper. It's still a nice spot, though with access to the water and close to shopping and dining.



Folly Field & Burkes Beach

Folly Field Road runs from the main highway down to the beach and then north towards Port Royal. Here you'll find several small resorts at affordable prices along with a variety of beachfront homes and smaller condo complexes.

The Island Club

This privately owned resort complex is one of my favorite places to stay, and I've been here many times. It sits right on the beach. As it's made up entirely of private condos, the individual owners make them available as vacation rentals on VRBO here. The prices usually vary depending on the specific units, as some have been recently renovated and some have beach front views. The larger buildings located on the beach contain 2 and 3 bedroom condos, while the lagoon units are mostly 1 or 2 bedroom condos. The units themselves have full kitchens, modern bathrooms, and washer/dryers. The resort has a swimming pool area with a nice sized pool along with a baby pool and hot tubs. There's also a tennis club with clay and hard courts and an in-house tennis pro. Grills, bike rentals, a gym, a kids playground, a basketball court, and other amenities make this a fantastic place to stay. It's also conveniently located close to dining, shopping, and various activities on the island.

Direct Oceanfront Condo - Island Club

Folly Field, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Here's a great 2-bedroom oceanfront condo with ocean views, an updated kitchen, and a relaxing balcony.



2-Bedroom Island Club Resort, Lagoon Condo

Folly Field, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
And here's a more affordable 2-bedroom condo overlooking the lagoon that is a very short walk to the beach and pool.



And you can see plenty more Island Club vacation rentals here on VRBO.

HH Beach & Tennis Resort

Just down Folly Field Rd is the Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort. This large complex has several buildings on the beach, plus swimming pools, tennis courts, a gym, restaurants, kids playground, and more. Most of the units are in the beachfront buildings, and they are 1 bedroom condos with a full kitchen, although some are 2-bedroom units. The higher floors have ocean views. This is a nice and affordable place to stay if you're not looking to spend a fortune but still want a great week at the beach. If you have a larger family, you might want to consider 2 units close together. You can see all of what’s available online here at VRBO. Or check out these individual condos listed on VRBO:

Steps To The Beach And Pool

Folly Field, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This is a great option for a family as there's room for everyone. It has been updated and is just steps away from the beach as it's towards the front of the building.



Great Villa at Beach Front Resort

Folly Field, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This 1-bedroom condo has room for up to 6 guests, and it has seen some nice renovations.



Newly Remodeled -Direct Oceanfront-Luxury

Folly Field, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
For anyone that wants a fun-filled vacation in Hilton Head Island, this remodeled 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom beachfront condo is a great vacation rental as it can accommodate 4 people.



Sea Cloisters

A number of smaller condo complexes can be found in the Folly Field and Burkes Beach area, too. Most have tennis courts and pools, and are only a few minutes from the beach on foot. Sea Cloisters is one such large and luxurious building with modern conveniences that sits right on the beach. You can't go wrong with the views here, and it has a nice pool, too. Here's a list of what's available. Prices vary based on the level of luxury of the unit, as well as the view and the dates available.



Houses

A number of private homes can be found in this section of the island, and many are offered as vacation rentals. Prices vary by location and size. If you have a larger family, this might be the best way to go as you would generally get more space than in a condo.

Classic Island Beach House, Pet Friendly

Folly Field, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This more affordable “Classic Beach House” near the shore has 3 bedrooms, an updated kitchen, and is nicely furnished. It's a short walk to the beach and is also close to plenty of shops, restaurants, and activities.



Oceanfront 5-Bedroom Home with Breathtaking Views

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Here's a huge and stunning luxurious 5-bedroom house that has plenty of room for everyone along with every amentity you can think of. Great views from the windows, a luxury kitchen, multiple balconies, and a small private pool are all part of the package. It's jaw dropping, but also practical and comfortable.



Open Concept, Wonderful Outdoor Space, Pool

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This house is a popular option in Hilton Head Island, as it has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This property would be an amazing option for a large group with all of its extra space. You can either go out to eat or just stay in and cook all of your meals in the kitchen. It's equipped with everything you need with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and coffee maker. And with the nice dining room and living room where you can spread out, this house will let you relax and unwind.

Have a drink by the terrific pool which you'll have all to yourself. The game room is another fun place to hang out. The balcony offers a chance to spend time outdoors. Take in the nice weather while you stay here. Included with this property is laundry, television, parking, and a garage. There's also fishing, horseback riding, and golf in the area. Hilton Head Island Beaches and Palmetto Dunes Club are within three miles of this place. This one is a good find for anyone headed to Hilton Head Island.



Short Walk To The Beach with Pool

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
With room for up to 18 people, this is a 6-bedroom house that makes for a perfect Hilton Head Island vacation rental. The private swimming pool is a great place for families or groups to relax. The balcony offers a chance to spend time outdoors. Take in the nice weather while you stay here.

As for the interior, this house has all of the comforts you need. For those who enjoy cooking, there's a full kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, and oven. With a dining room and living room, there is enough space for guests to relax and hang out. This property would be an amazing option for a large group with all of its extra space. The house also includes laundry, television, parking, internet, and a grill.

Coligny Beach, Coligny Plaza, various shopping centers, and multiple restaurants are within a few miles of this house. You can also enjoy the nearby activities such as fishing, horseback riding, and golf. This place will quickly feel like a home away from home.



Direct Oceanfront with Pool

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
A popular vacation rental in Hilton Head Island is this spacious 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom house that has room for up to 18 people. This property would be an amazing option for a large group with all of its extra space. For the price and everything that's included, this rental is a great option. The swimming pool at this house is not just fun, it's also private so you can relax in style. Relax on the balcony and enjoy the views. You'll really feel like you're on vacation with this property's ocean view.

If you just want to eat in, the fully-equipped kitchen with its dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove will let you cook all of your meals. This house also has a dining room and living room, which will let you relax comfortably on your trip. Also on the list for this house is laundry, television, a garage, parking, internet, and a grill. Also nearby is fishing, horseback riding, golf, surfing, and tennis.



Near Ocean, Open Concept, Huge Pool

Folly Field, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This is a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house that is roomy and gorgeous. It can accommodate up to 14 guests. Ideal for a larger group of friends or a big family, this large house has plenty of room to spread out. With a dining room and living room, there is enough space for guests to relax and hang out. Cook all of your meals in the kitchen, as the dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and coffee maker are provided. This is a great way to save money and let everyone enjoy their time together. With a dining room and living room, there is enough space for guests to relax and hang out. Everyone will enjoy the game room in the evenings, too. This house has a private pool, too, and it's impressive. The kids can play while the adults relax and have some wine on the balcony in the evenings.



2nd Row Beach Cottage with Pool

Folly Field, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Guests love this house and it makes a great place to stay for your vacation in Hilton Head Island. The 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental has room for 12 people. This is a family-friendly place with enough room for everyone, or it could be good for a group of friends. The full kitchen is well stocked and convenient, and features a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave. There's even more space to hang out in the dining room and living room.

This house has a impressive private pool which is great for adults and kids alike. With a nice balcony, you can relax and enjoy the weather. Laundry, television, parking, and internet are also on the list of amenities. Check out the photos!



Luxury 5-Bedroom

Folly Field, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This large 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom beach house is amazing, and has room for up to 15 visitors. It's hard to find a place like this, so check it out before it's booked up. Need a private pool? Doesn't everyone? This place has one, and it's terrific. The beach is so close that you'll find this place to be very convenient. Wake up in the morning with your coffee on the balcony, or unwind with a glass of wine in the evening. With so much space, everyone can relax, hang out, plan the day's activities, and have a memorable vacation together.

The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need such as a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and coffee maker. The dining area, porch, and living room, which offers even more space to relax, will make you feel right at home. The comfortable king-sized bed in one bedroom is perfect for couples. And with multiple rooms with queen beds, everyone will be able to sleep comfortably. Laundry, television, parking, and a garage are also included.



Marriott's Surf Watch

Another Marriott resort sits in the Burkes Beach area, and as expected it's quite luxurious. Like the Barony resort mentioned earlier, this is not a hotel, but rather a timeshare resort, so you can't always just book it directly like a hotel. Instead, you can try to find availability on Marriott.com or other websites, and the prices vary by availability and season. Like other resorts, it has fantastic condos with full kitchens, several nice pools, a restaurant, kids areas, and more.

You can see multiple units available as vacation rentals here.



Hilton Head Resort

Various 2 Bedroom Condos
This resort featuring nice condos might have a generic name, but it offers a lot of amenities at a good price. With tennis courts and an outdoor pool surrounded by comfortable condos, it has quick and easy access to the beach and a central location on the island. An indoor pool with hot tubs, a sauna, and exercise area is also available for guests. Many of the units are fairly affordable, and contain a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and multiple bedrooms. It also has a tiki bar!

See all available units on VRBO here.

Family Paradise - Hilton Head Vacation Rental

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Here's a terrific 2-bedroom condo at the Hilton Head Resort. It's been renovated and features a great kitchen. The 2nd bedroom has a set of bunk beds plus another single bed so that all of the kids can sleep comfortably. The pools and easy beach access are also nice to have close by, and the central location of this resort is very convenient, too.



Palmetto Dunes & Shipyard

A mix of houses and condo buildings are spread out among the golf courses that run through Palmetto Dunes and Shipyard Plantations. Along the beach are also some larger houses, but mainly a series of condo buildings tucked into the trees. This is a great area if you're looking for a central location on the beach with a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

As you get closer to the beach, prices tend to rise, but not always as the level of luxury also affects the prices in this part of the island.

Condos

One and Two bedroom condos are available both on the beach and back in the golf courses. You can see plenty of options here on VRBO, or read on for recommendations.

Barrington Park - Close to Beach

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
A popular vacation rental in Hilton Head Island is this large 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo that has room for 4 people. This property is a nice and affordable condo for a smaller family. Check out the photos! The property is in a great spot very close to the beach. The balcony offers a chance to spend time outdoors. Take in the nice weather while you stay here and have some wine while you relax on your beach vacation. For those who enjoy cooking, there's a full kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove. There's also the dining area, porch, and living room offering more space to guests. The comfortable king-sized bed in one bedroom is perfect for couples. Also on the list for this villa is laundry, television, parking, and internet. This location is also close to fishing, horseback riding, golf, and surfing.



Couples Retreat, Dog Friendly

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This is a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom villa that is roomy and delightful. It can accommodate 4 guests. This property is a nice and affordable place to stay on Hilton Head for a smaller family. The comfortable king-sized bed in one bedroom is perfect for couples. One of the bedrooms also has a queen-sized bed. There's also the dining area and living room offering more space to guests. Guests appreciate the convenience of this property's full kitchen which has a dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove. There's also the dining area and living room offering more space to guests. Also, this is a pet-friendly place.

The location is very convenient because Coligny Beach, Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island Beaches, and Palmetto Dunes Club is less than three miles from here. Also nearby is fishing, golf, boating, kayaking, and shopping. Check out the photos!



Houses

A variety of family-friendly houses are available as vacation rentals in Palmetto Dunes and Shipyard, too.

Fully Updated 3BR Family Home with Pool

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
If you're looking for a beach vacation rental in Hilton Head Island, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is a great option. Check out the photos! This is a large space and would be perfect for a big family, or multiple families on vacation together. The pool is a fantastic addition to the house that everyone will enjoy. You'll be able to relax at this rental as you're right by the beach. You'll find a king sized bed in the master bedroom, too. With a nice queen sized bed, you'll be sleeping soundly. One of the bedrooms also has bunk beds which is great for the kids. The full kitchen is well stocked and convenient, and features a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, and oven. With a dining room and porch, there is enough space for guests to relax and hang out. There's also an extra game room. Laundry, television, parking, a garage, and internet are also included.



22 Heath

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
There's plenty of space here for the whole family or group to hang out. The 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom beach house has a great location. Just a few miles away you'll find Coligny Beach, Coligny Plaza, and Palmetto Dunes Club. You'll be close to a number of fun things including fishing, horseback riding, golf, surfing, and boating. Staying here will make your trip to Hilton Head Island fun and convenient. Everyone needs their own private pool while on vacation, and this large house has one. This place sits right near the beach so you can stroll out to the sand and waves in just a few minutes. And you can bring the furry members of the family, as this place is pet-friendly.

Cook all of your meals in the kitchen, as the dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave are provided. This is a great way to save money and let everyone enjoy their time together. There's also the dining area, porch, and living room offering more space to guests. With a large king bed, you'll sleep very comfortably. Several bedrooms have queen sized beds, which is great for everyone to relax. They are very well furnished. Also on the list for this house is laundry, television, and parking.



Brigantine: Gorgeous Luxury Vacation 8-Bedroom Home

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
If you have a huge crowd, or want to bring everyone you know, then you should definitely stay in this amazing 8-bedroom house with a stunningly luxurious pool, indoor-outdoor living spaces, billiards, chefs kitchen, and all the bells and whistles. The kitchen itself is amazing, and so are the bathrooms with enormous walk-in showers and spa tubs. If you decide to stay here, please call me so that I can come with you. (Just look at the photos, okay?)



Coligny Beach & Forest Beach

This is one of my favorite areas on Hilton Head to visit and hang out. In the small shopping center area at the end of Pope Ave. you'll find a number of restaurants, bars, and fun shops. The end of the road opens up onto the public beach area, and this is a pretty active spot during the day for people headed to the beach.

The surrounding neighborhood is filled with houses and small condo buildings. You can actually save a lot of money by staying a block or two back from the beach. Here are some of the best and most affordable places.

Beach Villa 9 - South Forest Beach

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
This is a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom villa that is large and beautiful. It can accommodate up to 7 guests. This is a great option for a family as there's room for everyone. The living room, which offers even more space to relax, will make you feel right at home. For those who enjoy cooking, there's a full kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave. The living room, which offers even more space to relax, will make you feel right at home.



Couple's Retreat

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
If you're looking for a vacation rental in Beaufort County, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo is a great option. This place will quickly feel like a home away from home. Smaller families and couples love this spot, as it's just the right size and price. Wake up every morning and enjoy the ocean view. Stroll out to the balcony and enjoy the views. One of the bedrooms also has a queen-sized bed. Guests appreciate the convenience of this property's full kitchen which has a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and coffee maker. With a dining area and living room, there is enough space for guests to relax and hang out.

Included with this property is laundry, television, parking, a garage, internet, and a grill. Coligny Plaza, Harbour Town Lighthouse, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and dozens of restaurants are within a few miles of this place. There are a number of things to do nearby including fishing, golf, surfing, and boating.



Stunning Ocean View Villa

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
This large 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom beachfront condo is amazing, and has room for 4 People. This place will quickly feel like a home away from home. Wake up every morning and enjoy the ocean view. Wake up in the morning with your coffee on the balcony, or unwind with a glass of wine in the evening. Smaller families and couples love this spot, as it's just the right size and price. By staying here, you'll have access to the fitness center and communal pool. Internet and a coffee maker are also on the list of amenities.



Updated Luxury Condo

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
Looking for a great beach condo? Add this one to your must-see list, because it has plenty of great features. This property would be an amazing option for a large group with all of its extra space. This place will quickly feel like a home away from home. The extra space of this 2-bedroom condo is an added bonus. Nearby is Coligny Beach which is only a few hundred yards away, and plenty of shops and restaurants are very close by. This place will quickly feel like a home away from home.



Villa w/ Prime Location

North Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
A popular vacation rental in Hilton Head Island is this roomy 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo that has room for up to 6 people. This is a family-friendly place with enough room for everyone. Or, it could be good for a group of friends. This amazing condo has everything you need, and provides it all with style, too. Why not spend some time out on the balcony with a meal, your morning coffee, or to take in the evening weather? A fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave lets guests prepare their own meals. With queen-sized beds in several bedrooms, no one will have to fight over which room to stay in. Also on the list for this condo is television, parking, and internet. There's also a communal pool and tennis that guests can use.



Perfect Beach Escape in South Forest Beach

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
This Beaufort County house has a number of comfortable touches and a relaxing atmosphere. The 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom vacation rental has a nice long list of features and has room for up to 12 people. Ideal for a larger group of friends or a big family, this large house has plenty of room to spread out.

The private swimming pool is a great place for families or groups to relax. Laundry, television, parking, internet, and a grill are also included. For the price and everything that's included, this rental is a great option. You'll be close to plenty of things to do because within five miles you'll find Coligny Plaza, Harbour Town Lighthouse, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and plenty of shops and restaurants.



Sweet P by the Sea

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
With room for up to 6 people, this is a 2-bedroom beach condo that makes for a perfect vacation rental. This property is located conveniently close to the beach. As for the interior, this condo has all of the comforts you need. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need such as a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave. The large king-sized bed in the master bedroom is romantic, cozy, and inviting. One of the bedrooms also has a queen-sized bed. With a dining area and living room, there is enough space for guests to relax and hang out. This is a great option for a family as there's room for everyone. The condo also includes laundry, television, parking, and internet.



Beach House with Private Pool

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
If you need more space, this house has 3 bedrooms and a nice pool, along with a stylish fully-equipped kitchen and plenty of space for the whole family to hang out. Located in the Forest Beach neighborhood, it's just a short walk to the beach as well.



Cordillo Pool House

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
This gorgeous 4-bedroom house also has a pool and sits a few blocks from the beach, so you can walk to the sand in just a few minutes. It has a modern, updated kitchen and plenty of natural light. It also has a lot of great reviews and a reasonable price considering everthing that is offered here. And the neighborhood is great, too.



Sea Pines

As we stated earlier, Sea Pines Plantation takes up the entire southern end of the island all the way to the “toe”. With condos and houses located right on the beach as well as in the inland areas, there are plenty of options here at a variety of prices. Many of the houses and condos located inland are along the scenic golf courses and lagoons, or even overlooking the marsh on the back side of the island.

Prices in Sea Pines tend to be higher than the other areas of the island, but they are also often more luxurious.

1804 Bluff Villa

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
Guests love this condo-style villa and it makes a great place to stay for your vacation to Hilton Head. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental has room for 5 people. With space for the whole group, this is a great vacation rental for the entire family. Places like this get booked up quickly, as it's not only convenient, but also very well designed. You'll also find Coligny Beach, South Forest Beach, Harbour Town Lighthouse, Coligny Plaza, and Sea Pines Forest Preserve less than 5 miles away.



Updated Villa - South Beach Marina

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
This roomy 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom beach condo is gorgeous, and has room for 4 Guests. This place will quickly feel like a home away from home. It sits right near the beach so you can stroll out to the sand and waves in just a few minutes. This condo also has a great balcony where you can relax and enjoy the nice views. This property is a nice and affordable villa for a smaller family.

The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need such as a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, and oven. There's also the dining area and living room offering more space to guests. You'll find a king sized bed in the master bedroom, too.



Gorgeous Home by the Beach with Pool

Bald Eagle West, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This Hilton Head Island beach house is absolutely gorgeous and has a number of comfortable touches and a relaxing atmosphere. The 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom vacation rental has a nice long list of features and has room for up to 10 people. With so much space, everyone can relax, hang out, plan the day's activities, and have a memorable vacation together. There's a king-sized bed in one of the bedrooms. One of the bedrooms also has a queen-sized bed. The kitchen in this house is very nice, and with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, and oven you'll be able to cook for everyone.

The private swimming pool is a great area to hang out with your family. As you can see from the photos, it's well designed and spectacular. The location is nice, too, not far from the beach. Also on the list for this house is laundry, television, and parking. For the price and everything that's included, this rental is a great option. While the price of this house is on the higher end, it's worth every penny with everything that is included.



Expansive Estate with Pool

Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This property would be an amazing option for a large family group with all of its extra space. It has a main house as well as a guest house, along with a private pool and plenty of land. The 7-bedroom, 6-bathroom beach house has a great location in the center of Sea Pines, too. You'll be able to cook all of your meals in the high-end, stylish, and fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, and oven. There's also plenty of space in the dining room and living room, and game room, too. You'll be living in luxury as several bedrooms have king-sized beds. Included with this property is laundry, television, parking, internet, and a grill, as well as every luxury you could imagine..



15 Lands End

Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina
The list goes on and on with this stunning house located at Lands End at the southern end of the island. It's perfect for a family or larger group, as it also has a swimming pool. The location of this rental house is perfect because South Forest Beach and Harbour Town Lighthouse are just a few miles away. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need such as a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave. This house also has a porch and living room, which will let you relax comfortably on your trip. With space for the whole group, this is a great vacation rental for the entire family. Laundry, television, parking, and internet are also included. For the price and everything that's included, this rental is a great option.



Lighthouse Rd Villa

Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Need a beach villa in Hilton Head Island? Add this one to your wish list, because it has plenty of great features. With space for the whole group, this is a great vacation rental for the entire family. Places like this get booked up quickly. The extra space of this 2-bedroom villa is an added bonus. Enjoy meals or relaxing in this property's dining area, porch, and living room.

Guests enjoy the full kitchen which is great for preparing home cooked meals. You'll be close to plenty of things to do because within a few miles you'll find Coligny Beach, South Forest Beach, Harbour Town Lighthouse, Coligny Plaza, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and Harbour Town Golf Links. Located right by the beach, this is a great spot for a vacation. There's also horseback riding, golf, and boating in the area. Places like this get booked up quickly.



Family-friendly, private beach house

Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
If you're looking for a waterfront vacation rental in Hilton Head Island, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom house is a great option. This is a comfortable option for anyone headed to Hilton Head Island. This is a great option for a family as there's room for everyone. This property is located conveniently close to the beach. Several bedrooms have queen sized beds, which is great for everyone to relax. They are very well furnished. You'll be able to cook all of your meals in the fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and coffee maker. With a dining room and living room, there is enough space for guests to relax and hang out. Laundry, television, and parking are also on the list of amenities. The location is very convenient because South Forest Beach and Harbour Town Lighthouse are less than three miles away.



Harbor Town

The Harbor Town area is fairly small, as most of the condo buildings, shops, and restaurants encircle the small marina with the lighthouse on one side and the golf course on the other. This is a great place to stay if you don't mind being a bit away from the beach. You can always drive or bike to the beach if you want, and you'll be within walking distance to all of the amenities around the marina.

Private and Peaceful Treehouse

Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
If you're looking for a vacation rental in Hilton Head Island, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom pedastal-style house is a great option. Having seen recent renovations, the design and amenities are top-notch. For the price and everything that's included, this rental is a great option at a great price. The cozy queen-sized bed in the master bedroom will let you relax and enjoy your trip. The kitchen is convenient, well stocked, and of course has everything you need to cook all of your own meals with a dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove. And with the dining area, porch, and living room, everyone will be able to spread out and relax. Laundry, television, parking, and internet are also on the list of amenities. You'll also be very close to Coligny Beach, South Forest Beach, Harbour Town's Lighthouse, Coligny Plaza, and Sea Pines Forest Preserve. This location is also close to fishing, horseback riding, and golf, plus everything Hilton Head has to offer. And you can't be the close proximity to the shops and restaurants around Harbour Town, either.



Waterfront View of Harour Town

Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This Hilton Head Island condo has an amazing view looking out over the marina at Harbour Town from the 3rd floor. The 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental has a nice long list of features and has room for 3 people. With just the right amount of space, this condo is a good option for a small family. You'll find a king sized bed in the master bedroom, too. Guests appreciate the convenience of this property's full kitchen which has a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave. There's also plenty of space in the dining area and living room, too. Wake up in the morning with your coffee on the balcony, or unwind with a glass of wine in the evening. Laundry, television, and parking are also included. It's hard to find a place like this, so check it out before it's booked up.



Stunning Sea Pines Treetop Oasis

Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
If you're looking for comfort and convenience, this is a terrific renovated pedastal-style condo in a nice location. This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom condo can fit 4 people. Smaller families and couples love this spot, as it's just the right size and price. Have some wine on the balcony in the evenings. The kitchen is convenient, well stocked, and of course has everything you need to cook all of your own meals with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, and coffee maker. Included with this property is laundry, television, and parking. You'll also find Coligny Beach, South Forest Beach, Harbour Town Lighthouse, Coligny Plaza, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and Harbour Town Golf Links less than 5 miles away. There are a number of things to do nearby including fishing and golf. Add this one to your list of favorites!



Harbour Town Villa

Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
For anyone that wants a fun-filled vacation in Hilton Head Island, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom villa right near Harbour Town's marina is a great vacation rental as it can accommodate 8 Guests. This is a family-friendly place with enough room for everyone. Or, it could be good for a group of friends. If you just want to eat in, the fully-equipped kitchen with its dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave will let you cook all of your meals. Couples appreciate the large king-sized bed in one of the bedrooms. With a nice queen sized bed, you'll be sleeping soundly. There's also the dining area and living room offering more space to guests. Included with this property is laundry, television, parking, internet, and a grill. Wake up and enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast from the balcony.



Inland & Marsh Side

Plenty of great places to stay can be found around the marsh and inland areas of Hilton Head. Many are in condo complexes that have pools, golf, and tennis courts, too. If you want to save money, or get a better value, this is often a good idea, especially if you visit in the off-season when the beach is not as important.

Shelter Cove is a great area full of shops and restaurants right in the middle of the island. Public beaches are a 5 minute drive away, and plenty of shops and restaurants are within walking distance.

Immaculately Updated Harbor View Penthouse

Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
This luxurious condo-style penthouse villa is a popular option in Hilton Head Island, as it has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. This property is a fantastic place to stay for a smaller family. There's a king-sized bed in one of the bedrooms. You'll be able to cook all of your meals in the fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, refrigerator, and stove. With a living room, there is enough space for guests to relax and hang out.

The location is nice, as it's just a short drive from the beach and next to plenty of restaurants and shops. Why not spend some time out on the balcony with a meal, your morning coffee, or to take in the evening weather? The views over the marina are great. The villa also includes laundry, television, parking, and internet. There's also fishing, horseback riding, golf, and surfing in the area. Not too far away you'll find Coligny Beach, South Forest Beach, Coligny Plaza, and Hilton Head Island Beaches. Places like this get booked up quickly.



Shelter Cove Condo

Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
If you're looking for a vacation rental in a central area of Hilton Head Island, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo is a great option. It's right on the marina at Shelter Cove and is pretty much right in the center of the island. With a full kitchen, nice amenities, and comfortable details, anyone would be comfortable here.



Penthouse at Shelter Cove Marina

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
With space for the whole group, this is a great vacation rental for the entire family. The 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom luxury condo overlooking the marina has a great location near all of the shops and restaurants at Shelter Cove. You'll be close to plenty of things to do because within a few miles you'll find Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island Beaches, and Palmetto Dunes Club. Golf and tennis are all nearby, too, making this location very convenient. This amazing condo has everything you need, and provides it all with style, too. And everyone will find plenty to do with the included fitness center, communal pool, and tennis. Why not spend some time out on the balcony with a meal, your morning coffee, or to take in the evening weather? The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need such as a dishwasher, refrigerator, and oven. And with the nice living room where you can spread out, this condo will let you relax and unwind. Laundry, television, parking, and internet are also on the list of amenities.



"Last Mango" Sailboat

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Yes, this is a boat! It has one bedroom and can accommodate up to 3 Guests. Check out the reviews and the amenities if you think something like this might be right for you. It's smaller than a condo or a beach house - but who cares? I's a boat!



Happy Travels!

That’s it for now. Hopefully you’ve found the ideal neighborhood to stay in, and perhaps even a great place to stay. Have fun at the beach, and don’t forget to eat some delicious seafood!

For more information on accommodation in Hilton Head Island, check out Island Club of Hilton Head: the Best Beach Condo Vacation Rentals, The Best Sea Pines Vacation Rental Houses on Hilton Head Island, The Best Marriott Resort Beach Condos on Hilton Head Island, and The Best Affordable VRBO Beach Condos on Hilton Head Island.
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