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May 2017

Found 6 blog entries for May 2017.

Sea Pines Resort Benefits from Improvements to Amenities

Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island becomes even more desirable after $50M+ in upgrades.  Let’s review the improvements at this popular and coveted resort.

The Clubhouse at the Pete Dye-designed Harbour Town Golf Links was approximately a $20 million dollar investment.  The new clubhouse includes gorgeous new locker rooms on the first floors for guests and members; the second floor consists of a larger 4,000 sf locker room for PGA Tour pros plus a 1,900 sf pro golf shop, a restaurant (“Links”) overlooking beautiful Harbour Town Golf Links and a 2,200 sf ballroom for PGA and local events. 

 

The Plantation Club enjoyed a complete re-building of the clubhouse at the tune of $17M.

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Boost your Hilton Head Island rental income on a budget

Hilton Head Island caters to thousands of tourists each year. With 12 miles of pristine beaches, world-class golf courses, water sports and more…..it’s no surprise. Many tourists want to make Hilton Head more than a once a year vacation destination. Owning a vacation property on a beautiful environmentally friendly island is a dream for many tourists yet in order to make it financially possible, many are looking to rent their properties when they are not using them. The following are suggestions on how to make your Hilton Head Island rental standout above the rest:

1) Repaint the front door: First impressions are everything. Front doors provide a sense of security, warmth and trust. A rusted or

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Boost your Hilton Head Island rental income on a budget

Hilton Head Island caters to thousands of tourists each year. With 12 miles of pristine beaches, world-class golf courses, water sports and more…..it’s no surprise. Many tourists want to make Hilton Head more than a once a year vacation destination. Owning a vacation property on a beautiful environmentally friendly island is a dream for many tourists yet in order to make it financially possible, many are looking to rent their properties when they are not using them. The following are suggestions on how to make your Hilton Head Island rental standout above the rest:

1) Repaint the front door: First impressions are everything. Front doors provide a sense of security, warmth and trust. A

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Welcome to Wexford Plantation on Hilton Head Island

When you drive to the gates of Wexford Plantation, you know you are in a very special place.  The highly acclaimed, residential gated community is located at the south-end of Hilton Head Island.  Wexford is comprised of 525 coveted acres.  Every detail was thought of in the design of the plantation.  From 24-carat gold lettered signs, copper domed street lamps and intricate hand-laid stone bridges; this community has a lot to offer.  Wexford is anchored by a multi-million dollar clubhouse and an amazing inland harbour fronting Broad Creek and the Intracoastal Waterway.  Wexford features one of a few lock systems in the east coast with concrete partitions to control tidal fluctuations.  Last but

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Air Canada flights from Toronto to Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Canada, our biggest international market, has become more convenient for travelers between Toronto and the Lowcountry as of May 1st.  Residents, tourists and business travelers alike will find the new direct flights between Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport an expedient alternative to non-direct flights.  In fact, travelers can go between the two airports in a little over two hours. 

Bill Miles, President and CEO of the Hilton Head Island – Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, states this direct route “speaks to the popularity, growth potential and business-friendly environment of our Lowcountry region”.  He also said “Air

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Steady As She Goes!

Living in the Island paradise that is Hilton Head surrounded by water, it brings to mind how once nautical terms and expressions have become normal in everyday language. At one time everyone who came to America arrived by boat. This trip could take up to 2 months so it was inevitable that the sailor's jargon and expressions became used in everyday language. 

For example:
“Batten down the hatches”-  Battens were old pieces of sail made square with wooden frames and used to cover openings (hatches) in the deck during storms or heavy seas.
“Slush fund”- the ship’s cook would have a stock pot boiling at all times adding scraps of food from each meal and when fat (slush) formed on the top would skim off and save. When in port the cook would

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