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  • Hilton Head Hacks

    Who wants stress on their vacation?  Here is a collection of ‘hacks’ that you can use to make things go a little smoother and give you extra time on the beach without as much aggravation! Watch the moonrise instead of the sunrise Both the sun and the moon will rise over the ocean, and the view from the beach is spectacular – even if there are a few clouds.  But the sunrise is, like, really early, and if you are not a morning person, check the moon phases and ‘moonrise.’  The best time to do this is the few days right after a full moon.  The full moon rises at…

  • Real Estate Investment – Hilton Head Island

    Hilton Head Island real estate prices jumped at the end of 2021. One possible reason was that investors who were becoming wary of the stock market wanted another place to put their money. These people also saw inflation coming and know that real estate can be a great harbor when currency is losing value. Low interest rates were also a contributor. We purchased our first condo in 2017, and decided to buy a second unit in 2021. We had been visiting Hilton Head for about 30 years, so we know the area very well. Now that we have purchased two units, we have picked up some tips that potential buyers…

  • The 25 Best Island Beaches in the World

    The traveler site Condé Nast just released the results of their 33rd annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, and we were not that surprised to see that Hilton Head Island made the list. It was surprising to discover that it ranked thirteenth, coming in ahead of incredible spots like Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda, Sunset Beach on Oahu, and even the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands. They list Hilton Head as a “firm family favorite, with a full 12 miles of wide, empty beach (perfect for long bike rides).” They also mention Coligny Beach, an area just a little south of Captains Walk, as a full-service place, with food…

  • Where to see the sunset on Hilton Head Island

    Sunrise from Captains Walk is outstanding – a short walk to view it from the beach or, in colder months, the perfect view from our private balcony or even the master bedroom.  But since our villa faces mostly east, you will need to go somewhere else to view the sunset.  Here are some of our favorites. Skull Creek Dockside, Boathouse or Hudson’s 2 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head Island.  All three of these restaurants sit directly on the water of Skull Creek, facing Pickney Island, and offer fantastic sunset views, and the food at any of these is some of the best on the island. Shelter Cove Park 1 Shelter Cove…

  • Does Mandatory Evacuation mean you have to leave?

    No, but it does mean you should seriously consider it. The declaration of Mandatory Evacuation (which actually doesn’t appear in South Carolina law) will start the evacuation of retirement home residents, the closing of schools and government offices, and a host of other things.  It may even cause a Sherriff to encourage you to leave.  But because there are no penalties in the law for those that decide to stay, it is ultimately up to you. Some things to consider: It may be difficult to get back into a mandatory evacuation zone if you leave because of road closures Many grocery stores and gas stations will probably close Most restaurants…