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Best Large Group Sea Pines Home, 2nd Row Ocean/Beach, Spacious, Amenities Galore

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Sea Pines House Rental Photos and Description

Private Home, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7 Baths (Sleeps 22-24)

More than 5,700 square feet of luxurious living space and abundant amenities, we know you will enjoy staying in our home by the sea. Our home offers a private 18 x 32 inground pool with built-in hot tub, Xbox 360 system with games, bumper pool table, wireless broadband Internet, 2 wet bars, gourmet kitchen, 2 widescreen TVs, Blu-Ray DVD with NetFlix Internet streaming, DVD movie library, membership at South Beach Racquet club, a double brick Savannah grill, and two outdoor shower stalls with changing areas. There is ample meal seating for large groups, with seating for 25 people (12 at dining room table, 9 around kitchen bar, 4 at morning room table) using the dining table and kitchen barstools. Our home is a true 2nd row home, 1 house from an uncrowded beach, approximately 90 seconds to walk from the rear gate to the beach.

Sea Pines offers numerous amenities such as golf, tennis, horseback riding, watersports, 15 miles of bike trails, day spa, forest preserve & ancient ruins.

Four seating/conversation areas: Three seating/conversation areas on the main floor provide ample space for large groups or family reunions to relax and catch up on each others lives. The Living Room and Sun Room were designed adjacent to one another and can easily be combined to provide seating for a large group to watch a movie on the wide screen TV with Blu-Ray DVD player (the DVD player is also NetFlix streaming compatible, which provides unlimited free instant video on demand for guests with a NetFlix account).

Gameroom, Pool, Beach....: The game room downstairs provides another wide screen TV, this time connected to an Xbox 360 system for the ultimate in video gaming. The game room also has a bumper pool table and wet bar to make your stay fun for kids of all ages. Directly off the game room is the patio that boasts a heated pool, hot tub, double Savannah brick grill (one side propane, one side charcoal), and outdoor seating for 16 guests. Leaving through the rear gate, guests can be on the beach in about 90 seconds, close enough that you’ll find guests constantly flowing back and forth between home, beach, & pool.

Gourmet Kitchen & Two Wet Bars: Many cooks can easily work together in the spacious, well equipped kitchen. Commercial grade appliances from Viking, Bosch, and KitchenAid, combined with cabinets well stocked with cooking equipment to support any cooks in your group. Double oven, double dishwashers, and a stove top grill in the kitchen are provided to handle large group meals. An oversized 48" sub-zero fridge in the kitchen handles your main food and beverages, a full-sized fridge in the laundry room handles any overflow for large groups, a counter size fridge in the lower level wet bar provides easy access to beverages from the pool area, and a wine fridge in the upstairs wet bar rounds out the refrigeration options.

Our home is also available as a 5 bedroom, 5 bath rental during off peak periods at a discounted rate. This works well for groups with uncertainty in how many people will be vacationing together. With the 5 bedroom option, guests upgrade to the full 8 bedrooms at the last minute to accommodate any unexpected guests.

HURRICANCE MATTHEW UPDATE ON 11/14/2016: Our home had no storm surge or water damage, but we did have a number of trees come down, with a few landing on the roof. Damage was minimal and our home was hosting guests 2 weeks after the storm. The town is working on beach restoration plans to rebuild damaged dunes over the next few months. The island is back to normal with virtually all restaurants, shops & golf courses are open. There are fallen tree debris lining most roads in Sea Pines that FEMA has been hauling away, which is expected to be completed mid-December. Bike trails are still closed due to some leaning trees that need to be removed, and which has taken a back burner to the FEMA work. They are expected to re-open in another month or so.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Mike Rowen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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About Mike Rowen

We purchased this home as our one and only rental property in December 2009. We are very proud of our home and are always looking for more upgrade ideas. If you have stayed in our home and have some thoughts, please feel free to email them to us.

Mike Rowen purchased this house in 2009

Why Mike Rowen chose Hilton Head

We love Sea Pines. It's one of the top beach resorts in the USA. Our street and beach are among the most private in Sea Pines and the beach is only 90 seconds from the rear gate.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Best Large Group Sea Pines Home, 2nd Row Ocean/Beach, Spacious, Amenities Galore
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wonderful! You can't go wrong!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this home. I will start with the owner Mike. He was attentive and very helpful with my pre-stay questions and also a few minor issues that happened during our stay. We had 17 people stay (one baby, which takes up more room than 3 people!) We spent most of our time in the LARGE kitchen. We loved watching activity in the kitchen from the many island seats. The kitchen was fully stocked with pans, etc. (Some rentals have some basic cooking supplies such as spices, foil, bags, etc but this rental is cleaned out between each rental so bring your own) The bedrooms and bathrooms were plentiful! Lots of different places to sit around and chat. The pool and hot tub are perfect. Lots of pool/beach toys are there, including beach chairs. I think one bonus was the garage for extra storage, bikes, fishing stuff, suitcases, etc. The beach is really 90 seconds away and it was never crowded! Excellent place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home. Please keep us in mind for future stays in Hilton Head.
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Beach Wedding After Hurricane Matthew

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 10 Royal Tern the week of October 29th just a few weeks after Hurricane Matthew. Since we had planned to have our wedding on the beach within walking distance from I home I was beyond stressed out about the condition of the home and beach. Mike went above and beyond to answer any and all questions that I had about the property. Mike was in constant contact with me from the moment he was able to assess his home. Mike even provided us with beach suggestions since most if not all of the beach boardwalks in Sea Pines were destroyed. We have never had this kind of rental experience before, Mike was amazing. I was able to worry about "normal" wedding stuff.

The Sea Pines area was hit hard by hurricane Mathew and does not look the same. There are tree's and debris piles on either side of most of the roads through Sea Pines. It will take time to remove all of this debris. Many road signs and house numbers were destroyed during the storm.

The dunes that once were at the beach are now gone along with most of the boardwalks to the beach. The beach walk to the right of Mike's home was completely accessible. The destroyed boardwalk had been removed and a nice sandy walkway remained.

The home was beautiful. The kitchen had everything you could possible need. Lots of beach toys, including chairs and a beach cart! We had 15 people in the house and we never felt crowded.

We had an amazing time and a very beautiful wedding. Thank you Mike!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I are so happy our home worked out well for your wedding, and congrats one final time! It was our pleasure to help reduce your anxiety in advance so you could focus on planning your big day. And please keep our home in mind if you decide to vacation on the island in the future.
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Great owner - Hurricane Matthew interupted

  • 5 of 5

First I should say that unfortunately due to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew we were not able to stay at this home as had been planned for many months. That said, I felt that it was important to still share my experiences dealing with Mike, because it has been nothing but a great pleasure.

Mike answered my questions very quickly and was very reasonable at all times. We were coming with a large group, so there were many questions and details that had to be worked through. Mike was increadibly pleasant and helped me all the time. I've rented many homes through VRBO in the past, and in my experience much of the satisfaction is based on how easy and pleasant the agent or owner is to deal with. In this case it was a five-star experience.

We hope that the trees that fell on the house, and all the damage around the island can be fixed soon. I know that we will be seeking out this property in the future, and look forward to our visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lovisa and sorry again for our home not being ready to host your group. We were lucky to have no storm surge or water damage so while the interior of our home was ready for your stay, the trees that fell against our home and the other leaning trees pose a real safety issue for our guests. Overall we feel very fortunate our home made it through with relatively minimal damage versus many others, and our hearts go out to those suffering as a result of this brutal storm.
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Milledgeville, GA

Perfect for extended family

  • 5 of 5

Our family just stayed in this house last week and enjoyed every minute of it. We were a little concerned about it not being actually on the beach but understood we are a hard-to-accomodate number! Because there is no street to actually cross...only a path... it worked great. One of our sons mentioned that he loved the separate seating areas so that if he just wasn't in the mood for being around the crowd he could grab a book and go sit somewhere else. Yes! And the kitchen was amazing. I've never worked in a better one with so many tools to work with. It made our stay easy as pie and a memory to keep. We hope to return for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to hear our home worked well for your vacation. Please keep our home in mind for your next trip to Hilton Head and be sure to ask for my returning guest discount! Thanks again. Mike
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Beautiful home with a fantastic owner!

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a week in this beautiful home. There were four families total, which included 10 kids, ages 3-12. This home was absolutely perfect for our group. The layout could not be better. This home is truly huge, with plenty of space for everyone to spread out. The pool is awesome and the beach access fantastic. The kitchen is enormous and allowed us to continue a tradition of cooking at home, rather than eating out, 4 out of the 7 nights. Having an oversized refrigerator, a wine fridge, a beer fridge and two dishwashers, made cooking for a crowd a breeze.

I hate to say anything negative, but I do have to admit that the house (especially the lower level) is beginning to look a bit worn. It's clearly been well-loved by MANY families. It's a great value for the price, however, and Mike (the owner) was fantastic. Working with him outweighed any negatives found in the home. He is incredibly responsive and willing to jump on any and all issues/requests. He even went above and beyond and ordered a beach cart and cooler for the home after we inquired about one. We had a wonderful vacation and are so appreciative of everything Mike did to make the week go smoothly.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45039

Memories were made here!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming to Hilton Head for over 30 years. This year we celebrated our 80th Birth Year with our 5 married children and their families. There were 24 of us and this property met all our needs. The house was a pleasant surprise and served our large group well. It was clean, nicely decorated, spacious, and had a well-equipped kitchen. It had an open floor plan and had spaces in the right places. We all were able to enjoy a sit-down dinner in the evenings and had plenty of seating around the sparkling pool and in the patio area. The two outdoor showers with dressing areas were very convenient and useful.

The walk to the beach was short and pleasant. The beach was clean and beautiful. At times, we felt it was our own private beach. We played beach volleyball, built sand castles, and enjoyed the waves with very few people to contend with. The location was a very easy bike ride to South Beach and Harbor Town.

The owner, Mike Rowens, was very cooperative at every turn. The patio grill was not operating and within 12 hours, he replaced it with a new one. We had asked for a ping-pong table and he agreed to make one available. This is an owner who cares about his property and the comfort of his guests. Every rental property needs constant attention to keep it operating properly. Mike tries hard to stay on top of things.

We had people flying in and leaving at different times so parking was important to us. The driveway and apron area truly accommodates 7/8 cars, leaving the garage free for the ping-pong table activity.

Mike, thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We created memories here that will last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to hear our home worked well for your group and thanks for the great review! Please keep our home in mind for future vacations. Mike
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hilton Head airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Salty Dog Cafe in South Beach
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Harbor Town Links, Ocean Course, Heron course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Numerous local restaurants
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
One house from very private Sea Pines beach

Bike paths throughout Sea Pines allow you to ride to South Beach, Harbortown, the Barnyard Ruins, the nature preserve, equestrian center, Sea Pines shopping areas, and restaurants. And don't forget to ride your bike on the beach at sunset, which is one of our favorite things to do.


Rates & Availability

Sea Pines House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
5 Bedroom Option ($1995)
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
5 BR Option $1995
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late May
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early August
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early August
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
August - September
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
5 bedroom opt $3995
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
5 Bedroom Option $3495
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $149
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 15.0%

See the attached contract for details on cancellation policy. Cancellation fee is 10% from booking through 90 days prior to arrival, then 40% between 90 & 30 days prior to arrival, then 100% within 30 days.

4 Sea Pines gate passes are provided with each rental. Additional passes can be purchased at the gate or welcome center.

Spa heat is complimentary. Pool heat is $600/week.

Homeaway and VRBO charges a "Service Fee" to guests making reservations using their online booking system. Contact me at for alternative payment options that exclude this fee, including a 2% discount for paying by check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Sea Pines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • King Master #1 - toilet , shower
    King Master #2 - toilet , shower
    King Master #3 - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath #1 - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall Bath #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Showers - outdoor shower , Two outdoor showers with private changing areas
    Hall Bath #4 -
  • Four of the six baths were built in 2003 when a major addition was added that doubled the size of the home. Two baths were remodeled in 2011 and a new 7th bath was added in January 2013.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • King Master #1 - 1 king , With private bath
    King Master #2 - 1 king , With private bath
    King Master #3 - 1 king , With private bath
    King - 1 king
    Double Queen - 2 queen
    Double Twin #1 - 4 twin/ single , Two twins plus Daybed with trundle has 2 twin mattresses
    Double Twin #2 - 2 twin/ single
    Double Bunks - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds, sleeps 4
    Convertible Beds - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 person sleeper sofa
  • The 8 bedrooms can comfortably sleep 22 guests. Utilizing the sleeper sofa, the home can accommodate 24 overnight guests. 7 of the 8 bedrooms have TVs, with layouts as follows: Upper Floor * One King master bedroom with private bath & deck * One King bedroom with private balcony, fireplace * One bedroom with 2 twin beds, plus a daybed with trundle (sleeps 2 more), private balcony * Sleeper sofa in Sitting Room Lower Floor * Two King master bedrooms with private baths * One bedroom with 2 queen beds, patio access * One bedroom with 2 twin beds, patio access * One bedroom with 2 sets of bunk beds (sleeps 4)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero, Viking, Bosch & KitchenAid appliances & wet bar. Game room with XBox 360 system, bumper pool table, 2nd wet bar. 2nd row home: 500 feet from beach, approximately a 90 second walk! Four seating conversation areas: Living room, Sitting room, Sunroom, Game room. Upscale furnishings combine with an open floor plan and Heart of Pine wood flooring on the main level to create a warm and inviting atmosphere with a sophisticated island flair. Gourmet kitchen - double ovens, double dishwashers, 5 burner gas stove, wet bar, wine refrigerator – will please even the most discriminating chefs. The kitchen was designed to allow ample space for “many cooks in the kitchen” in case a group wishes to prepare a meal together. Meal seating for 25 people using 12 person dining table (left of kitchen), 4 person morning room table (right of kitchen) and 9 bistro chairs (around elevated kitchen bar counter).

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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