Upon entering a vacation home, a guest wants to have the overwhelming feeling of “I am on vacation”. At times it seems that this feeling can be hindered by dark linens, wacky patterned curtains, or an overall lack of continuance and thoughtful design behind the accent pieces and decor of their vacation home. We want to talk about the power of clean colors, chic accents, and the best way to have that coastal vacation feel without screaming “BEACH” too loudly. We’ve put together some of our favorite pieces from some of our best performing rental properties, both villas and homes, to show some of the simple changes that can be made to take your home from “this works…” to “wow”. Here we have a few examples of the color scheme that best compliments the calm and serene feeling a vacation should evoke, but still within the coastal look. Light shades of...
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR A VACATION RENTAL HOMEOWNER?
The Vacation Company's Dru Brown believes in taking an "asset management approach."
Over the years, the American Dream has, for many, expanded to include ownership of a second home or vacation property. Additionally, awareness of the global vacation rental market, which is expected to be worth $170 billion by 2019 (Skift.com, May 2016), has exploded and an increasing number of people are considering vacation rental ownership as an attractive “net zero investment” opportunity. In finance, according to Investopedia.com, a zero-investment portfolio pertains to “a group of investments which, when combined, create a zero net value.”
Dru Brown, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Vacation Company, supports net zero as an end goal but believes that there are several factors people should consider before leaping into vacation rental ownership, selecting a property management company and determining rental property goals.
More Hilton Head Island. Less money.
Let Swallowtail at Sea Pines put you in the center of it all.
Nestled in the center of the original Hilton Head Island dream, Swallowtail at Sea Pines has been the vacation home of the well-informed for a couple of generations. In the middle of the “golden mile” between Harbour Town and the Sea Pines Beach Club, your personal passions—golf, ocean, boats, art, outdoor beauty—are less than a drive away.
Discover the advantages of centering. It is frankly more affordable than many options that offer less of what you come to Hilton Head Island to enjoy. Call us today and find out how to make Swallowtail at Sea Pines your vacation home, on Lighthouse Road across from the Shops at Sea Pines Center.We don’t just put the dream within reach. We put it all around you.
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A renaissance is defined as “a renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc.” A revival! And there are three significant examples of this on Hilton Head right now…
New buildings, capital improvements, and re-imagining in our most popular vacation rental areas
Brand new buildings that are much larger, more elegant, and more versatile than what was there before.
Sea Pines Beach Club – Including indoor and outdoor dining, from casual to formal.
Harbour Town Clubhouse – New grill, pro shop, and event spaces for the Heritage Golf Tournament.
Plantation Golf Club – All new dining options, and vastly improved clubhouse and locker rooms.
Additionally, the improvements in the marina in Harbour Town that will allow for bigger boats, etc.
Amazing work on the infrastructure
New bridges have been built, including expanded space to accommodate more traffic.
Bike paths are completely revamped and now extend throughout the plantation.
Rental properties generate lots of income on Hilton Head Island, so why not consider designing a home and letting rental income help pay for it? There are many considerations when opting for this plan, but you CAN create a long-term investment your family can enjoy for years to come while making money at the same time!
What exactly are purpose-built homes?
Purpose-built homes are properties that are specifically designed, constructed, or just remodeled to maximize vacation rental income. This can be a property that is planned from the get-go to function effectively as a vacation rental, or a property that is just re-worked and improved to take advantage of that potential.
The goal here is to take care of the property owner’s NEEDS, but always with an eye on the vacationer’s WANTS. And both can be achieved with careful planning!
What distinguishes a purpose-built home from a standard vacation rental? There...
It seems like every time that you go on vacation there are dozens of unplanned expenses that pop up and blow you budget out of the water. Wouldn't it be nice if just once your vacation included an added bonus and fun that didn't cost you any money? Good news - that bonus does exist! Now you can stay at select Hilton Head vacation rental properties in Sea Pines and Palmetto Dunes and receive an hour of free time on the tennis courts every day. You may also be eligible for discounts on additional court time, equipment discounts, and tennis clinics.
When you stay at select Sea Pines vacation rentals your free court time is at the South Beach Racquet Club, home to thirteen clay tennis courts (two lighted), pro shop, and refreshment center. When you stay at select Palmetto Dunes vacation rentals you will have access to the Palmetto Dunes...
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 is that it takes only a few minutes to walk or bike to nearby Coligny Plaza and its many shops and restaurants.
The villa units in Ocean One are 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms and accommodate up to ten people. Views from the condos include ocean, garden, and landscape. Oceanfront views are great, but don't discount the garden and landscape views. These condos are usually less expensive than their ocean view neighbors and you can put that savings towards more family fun and activities. And if you really think about it, except for sipping your...
With it's central location on Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Dunes has long been a preferred vacation destination. In fact, Conde Nast Traveler named it one of the Top 20 Resorts in the South in 2014. With three miles of beaches, a marina, three golf courses, a tennis center, and 11 miles of lagoons, what's not to love?
This week we take a look at 6 Spectacular Palmetto Dunes Views from the villas and condos within the resort. If you like what you see you can find more photos and information on all of the Palmetto Dunes villas and condos. Once you've toured the facilities you can search for available Palmetto Dunes rental homes and villas.
Yacht Club at Shelter Cove
Harbourside at Shelter Cove
Features of the Bluewater Resort include a private dock on the Intracoastal Waterway, waterside pavilion, kayaks, outdoor pool and spa, indoor pool and sauna, lounge, game room, and fitness center. Later this year a new lazy river and splash pad will be added to the resort.
Accommodations include one, two, and three bedroom units with fully equipped kitchens, living area, dining area, and large balconies.
You've finally made your decision on where to go for vacation this year and Hilton Head Island tops your list. The beaches, golf, tennis, water sports, great seafood restaurants - you have it all planned out. Except for one small item - hotel, villa, or vacation home?
It's a choice that travelers to Hilton Head face year after year. Surprisingly, the choice often comes down to lifestyle and convenience rather than affordability. For some people that convenience includes on site amenities and ability to be around the clock. For others that convenience comes down to being able to spread out, relax, and plan around their own schedule rather than someone else's hours of operation.
One of the big selling points of hotels is brand awareness and consistency of product. If you step in to a Marriott or Westin anywhere in the world you have a pretty good idea of what the...