How to Find the Perfect Hilton Head Vacation Rental

Hilton Head Island is a special South Carolina destination with many luxury vacation rentals near open beaches, lush marshes, and championship golf courses. Because Hilton Head has such a large variety of vacation rentals and neighborhoods, finding the perfect vacation home is a bit of an art form. Luckily, the team at Vacation Rentals By Choice Hotels® is here to help you plan your trip. In this article, we’ll focus on how to find the perfect place to enjoy Hilton Head with friends and family.

Every spring, Hilton Head hosts the top golfers in the world for the RBC Heritage, a PGA Tour event at the Harbour Town Golf links. At nearby Coligny Beach Park - a popular spot with both locals and travelers alike - is a great place to access the surf and sand. No matter when you choose to stay, you’ll experience a mix of natural beauty, fun activities, and vibrant entertainment. We’re excited to share a few of our best tips to find the perfect vacation rental in Hilton Head.

Discover the Right Location

Location is everything when you’re on vacation. But where you want to stay on Hilton Head depends on what you want to do. When choosing the right location on Hilton Head, the first thing to consider is what you and your group want to do on the island. Will the majority of your time be spent at the beach or perhaps hitting the links every day?

A home in Harbour Town, near the RBC Heritage tournament, is the perfect place for golf fans to be close to the action. Staying near Coligny Beach Park gives you instant access to one of Hilton Head’s most popular beaches. Vacation rentals near popular attractions tend to be in a higher price range, but renting a multi-room home is a great way to manage cost.

Choose Your Perfect Amenities

Hilton Head, with its subtropical climate, is a great place to relax by the pool. We recommend researching vacation rentals with private pools. Also, this pet-friendly island is a great place to bring your dog to the beach, so make sure you look for homes that are pet-friendly. To be sure you have the right amenities, create two lists for yourself: one list of must-have amenities and another with ideal amenities. Be honest about what will make or break your time on Hilton Head and choose wisely.

Find a Size that Fits

Determine how many people your Hilton Head vacation rental should comfortably accommodate. Gather as accurate a number as possible of adults and kids to calculate how many bedrooms and bathrooms are ideal. When choosing the right size for your vacation rental, try not to squeeze everyone into a home. Make sure everyone has enough space to relax and have fun.

Select Your Dates

If your travel dates are flexible, you will likely have more room to be picky about location, amenities, and price. However, if your dates are set, we recommend researching properties at least 3 months in advance. There’s nothing more disappointing than finding out that the perfect property is not available during your travel dates.

Get the Price that Works

Like many, you and your group may consider price to be the ultimate deciding factor. The good news is, Hilton Head has a great variety of rentals for all budgets. Work with your entire group to determine a comfortable budget that still allows you to have money to spend while on vacation without stressing or skimping. Once you have a set price point, you’ll be able to clearly see what type of properties are available for your group.

Pick Your Partners Wisely

We partner with the top property managers on Hilton Head Island. Our selection of luxury homes, oceanfront resort rentals, and beach condos on Hilton Head Island provide the perfect home base to explore South Carolina's Lowcountry. When you choose professionally managed vacation rentals, you know that you’re in good hands.

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