Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 6,289 vacation rentals near Hilton Head Island. From 2,029 condos to 1,841 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hilton Head Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Don't lose your head on Hilton Head Island

Popular with golf, beach and boating enthusiasts, this charming island in South Carolina also promises miles of secluded beaches, quirky bars, and restaurants, plus a host of visitor attractions such as the Coastal Discovery Museum. Feeling active? Maybe play a round of golf on one of Hilton Head Island's many championship courses. Don't miss a day out at Jarvis Creek Park, which offers fishing, hiking trails, and wild swimming. A Hilton Head Island vacation rental makes a great base for your next South Carolina getaway.

Sun, sand, and golf—it's a beachy life on Hilton Head Island

If it's sun-kissed island charm you want, then look no further. Hilton Head Island is a 12-mile long barrier island blessed with dozens of beautiful sandy beaches, many lapped by the Atlantic Ocean. A locals' favorite is South Beach which is dotted with bars and restaurants, and offers watersports instruction. If you'd rather be on the water than in it, then book a dolphin-watching cruise from Harbour Town where sightings of bottlenose dolphins are all but guaranteed. Don't miss a round of golf on one of the many courses on the island.

Discover nature and history on Hilton Head Island

The Coastal Discovery Museum is a must-visit if you like nature and the great outdoors. Learn all about the natural history of the Low Country through nature trails, gardens, and educational exhibitions. It also has a kids' zone where the family can get up-close-and-personal with marine and wildlife. For history lovers, head to the Harbour Town Light and Museum which explores the history of the region through a variety of exhibits in this towering red-and-white striped lighthouse—the views from the lamp room are also pretty spectacular.

You need a head for heat in a Hilton Head Island summer

Hilton Head Island, like much of South Carolina, benefits from a humid subtropical climate, which means long, hot and sticky summers and short, mild winters. In summer, temperatures can easily reach the mid 90s and the chance of heavy rain is high. The summer season happens to be the island's prime time and Hilton Head Island vacation rentals can get snapped up in advance. For a wider choice, visit in spring and fall when the weather is still sunny, the skies are blue and it's a comfortable 70 degrees.

Go wild in the country at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge

A barrier island off the South Carolina coast, Hilton Head Island is just over the border of Georgia and the charming city of Savannah. With over 60 miles of pathways and trails across the island, there's plenty of places to stretch your legs, many with sweeping sea views. But for serious hikers and wildlife lovers you'll need head a 40-minute drive west to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. One of the top parks in the region for wildlife, you can spot bald eagles, alligators, and even Florida manatees. Stop by the visitors' center, just south of Savannah to pick up trail guides.