Have morning coffee on the deck overlooking the Heron Point golf course. Short walk to Harbour Town for evening sunsets with mojitos, outdoor music, and great restaurants. Free shuttle to the Beach Club in season.
Beautiful top (second) floor condo apartment with deck overlooking 11th fairway of Pete Dye's Heron Point golf course. Free use of swimming pool and clay tennis courts on site. Biking/Walking paths adjacent to property . . . 5 minute walk to Harbour Town and Sea Pines Center (both with excellent shops and restaurants). Seasonal trolley, bike or short drive to the private Sea Pines Beach Club on the Atlantic Ocean, or South Beach Marina (both have outdoor bar, dining and restrooms). The beach along the Atlantic Ocean side of Sea Pines is picture perfect: gently sloping beach with perfect waves (and no undertow) for all ages. We are across the street from the Harbour Town Golf Links, home to the Heritage PGA Golf Tour each April, and named #2, second only to Augusta National, by the PGA Tour players in a 2012 Golf World Magazine survey.
The well-equiped kitchen includes icemaker, microwave, dishwasher, full-size washer and dryer.
From telephones in the kitchen and master bedroom, local and long distance (USA) calls are free.
We deal with the largest rental management firm on the island (Wyndham Vacation Rentals) to assure that the apartment is ready when you arrive. They handle credit card deposits, keys, turnover housekeeping, linens, towels, gate passes, start-up supply of soaps and paper products, and any minor problems which may arise during your stay.
Great for children 5 and over. No smoking. No pets.
Bikes can be rented, and delivered to your door prior to your arrival, from the Peddling Pelican in Sea Pines Center at (843) 785-5470 or 1-800-424-8048. Simply tell them to leave the bikes at 2356 Racquet Club Villas for you!
Keywords: clay courts, apartment, top floor, second floor, pool, golf view, lagoon view
I am a 76 year old retired hospital consultant. My wife enjoys collecting sea shells and I am a 'beach nut' who enjoys body surfing. My wife says that the wave action on Hilton Head is perfect for children and old fogies like me. We have been to every major beach area in the USA . . . there is no place that can compare to Sea Pines Plantation! Gwen and Bob Vaughan live in Lutherville, Maryland.
Bob Vaughan purchased this condo in 2003
Eleven years ago we were captivated by Sea Pines Plantation, a well-planned gated community of 5000 acres on the southern portion of Hilton Head Island. We previously owned two condos on Sanibel Island where we enjoyed the shelling and biking, generally in broiling hot sun! However, the wave action here on Hilton Head is superior, and the 20 miles of bike paths within Sea Pines Plantation are wide and nicely tree-shaded (compared to Sanibel).
Our apartment is less than a five minute walk from Harbour Town, famous for its red and white lighthouse, marina with beautiful yachts, great shops and restaurants, and the center for many water-based activities.
The Sea Pines Beach Club is a short bike ride away. From April through Labor Day the Sea Pines Trolley provides free shuttle service between Harbourtown and the Beach Club, stopping at Racquet Club Villas along the way, every 20 minutes.
You can make a reservation for the Sunset Prime Rib and Dinner cruise on the Spirit of Harbour Town by calling (843) 363-9026. Guided Kayak Nature Tours, with close encounters with dolphins, can be reserved by calling (843) 671-4386. Dolphins can also be observed from zodiacs run out of Harbour Town by Enviro Tours of Hilton Head at (843) 671-4386. Harbour Town also has charter fishing boats and sailboats for rent.
Racquet Club is located perfectly for biking, at the intersection of Lighthouse Road and Plantation Drive! One bike path runs east and west along Lighthouse road, with Harbourtown to the west, and the Sea Pines Beach Club (and the Atlantic Ocean) to the east. Another bike path runs north and south along Plantation Drive, with the Lawton Stables and Forest Preserve to the north, and South Beach (with the Salty Dog Restaurant and outdoor bar and deck) to the south.
We enjoy sitting on our deck for coffee in the morning, watching golfers having trouble with their approach shots on this tough par 5 hole, seeing a great blue heron on the lagoon from our bedroom windows, and the short walk or bike ride to great restaurants and shopping nearby. The Lawton Stables within Sea Pines Plantation has walking and horseback trails through the 500 acre Forest Preserve at the north end of Sea Pines Plantation.
During the summer months, Greg Russell performs most nights under a huge live oak tree in Harbour Town, singing favorites for kids of all ages, like 'Green Alligators and Long Neck Geese' and 'Is that a booger in the sugar, no it's not!'
The living room has an entertainment center with TV and DVD player with a large selection of DVDs for all ages, board games and books (take one, leave one). Each Bedroom also has a TV and DVD player
Children and adults can enjoy 'Alligator and Wildlife Tours' in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. You can book a tour in advance by calling (843) 686-5323.
Here is something new for young kids to enjoy: a short bike ride to the Lawton Stables in Sea Pines where there is a nice, free, petting zoo. As you wander around, a very friendly female deer (a doe!) named 'Cassie' will tag along and nudge you to visit each of the different animals' pens!
A little bonus: if anything is broken during your stay in our apartment, if you report it before checking out, it will be repaired at no cost to you! We deal with the ResortQuest division of Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the largest rental management firm on the island. They handle your credit card deposit, keys on your arrival, turnover cleaning, and any problems which may arise during your stay.