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When you're decorating your home or villa and going for that "beach look" it's one thing to go to your favorite furniture store and pick out some mass produced beach decor, but it's quite another to furnish your place with hand crafted decorations made from materials found right here on the Hilton H...
The Ocean One complex on Forest Beach has been a favorite Hilton Head vacation rental for many years. And what's not to love? After all, it is on the ocean. And if you get tired of the surf and sand you can always lounge by the large oceanfront pool. Another reason it's a family favorite destination...
Explore Hilton Head!
One thing that separates Hilton Head Island from other vacation destinations is that it is a liveable resort. Visitors to the Island enjoy the comfort and tranquility of residential settings while locals live free of the typical tourist traffic and congestion found at larger destinations. Add to that the sandy beaches, championship golf courses, great local seafood, and year round outdoor activities and you can see why the South Carolina Lowcountry is a great place to live, work, and play.
Hilton Head Real Estate, Communities, and Homes for Sale
If you're planning to relocate to the area, be sure to check out our real estate community guides for both Hilton Head and Bluffton. Each features information, photos, and videos for dozens of residential communities. Then search through our Hilton Head real estate and Bluffton real estate listings to find your ideal home, condo, or homesite.
Hilton Head Rentals and Travel Guide
If you're planning a vacation on Hilton Head Island, we have your complete Hilton Head travel guide. Our vacation rental guides features information, videos, and photos on hundreds of rental villa and condo complexes in Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes, Folly Field, Forest Beach, and Shipyard. You can also search thousands of Hilton Head rentals, sorting by criteria such as oceanfront rental homes or villas, pet friendly rentals, and more.
Things to Do In Hilton Head Island
Whether you're a local or here on a family vacation, we also have an extensive section of Things to do in Hilton Head Island that includes beaches, golf courses, shopping, restaurants, bike rentals, and local services. We also have a section on Hilton Head bike paths that shows all of the major public access bike routes on the Island.
World Class Destination Resort
While Hilton Head dates back to 1663 when Captain William Hilton came upon the headland at Port Royal Sound, it wasn't until 1956 that it began to take shape as the destination resort that it is today. The first step in the process was allowing vehicle traffic on the island with the completion of the James F. Byrnes bridge. With cars, trucks, and construction vehicles no having easy access, Charles Fraser was able to realize his vision of a master planned resort community that integrated itself with the local surroundings rather than clear cutting and building. With that, Sea Pines Plantation was born.
It's the vision of Charles Fraser that makes Hilton Head unique from many other resort communities. Whether its homes, businesses, or local infrastructure strict regulations ensure that structures are built to blend in with the environment. For example, when building a new home there are strict guidelines on cutting down mature trees or encroaching upon wetlands. That's why when you travel through the local communities that most homes are nestled within mature oak and pine trees. In addition, each residential community is required to set aside land for the preservation of local flora and fauna.
Residential development continued through the 1960's and 1970's and saw the establishment of Hilton Head Plantation, Port Royal Plantation, Palmetto Dunes, and Shipyard Plantation. Along with the beaches, Hilton Head became know for its world class golf courses developed by such noted course architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Geaorge Fazio, and Robert Trent Jones.