Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
About Lynsey Seubert
Ron and Mary are both originally from Wisconsin but have called Minnesota home for over 30 years. We came to Hilton Head for the first time in 2009. We did quite a bit of traveling before and since then but something drew us back to Hilton Head Island. We returned for a month in March/April 2011 and decided to purchase a Villa. Mary told Ron (after looking at numerous Villas) that she would know when she saw the right one. She was right - one look at 165 Colonnade and we're confident that this is the perfect villa. Ron and Mary have been business partners for 16 years. Our company provides residential services to people with developmental disabilities (we own several group homes). We love to travel and are able to handle some of our business responsibilities long distance. We are not new to purchasing homes but are new to vacation rentals. Ron's sister, Therese, will be helping to manage the Villa. We're excited to learn more about this process and to have family involved in our venture. We are very active - love running, swimming, triathlons, water skiing, biking, hiking, tennis, softball... Ron is also an assistant High School Wrestling Coach. We pride ourselves in healthy living and are so happy that Hilton Head has a natural food store. We have 2 adult children, a daughter-in-law and 1 grandson living in Minnesota.
Lynsey Seubert purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Lynsey Seubert chose Hilton Head Island
We chose our villa at 165 Colonnade Club because of the location, accessibility, scenery, and bright, homey feeling. In all our travel we were doing so much work preparing for the vacation that it was really a burden. We are very particular about our trips and accommodations; clean and cheery, lots of activity options with limited driving, etc. We wanted a place that we could count on and know it would meet our expectations every time – that’s 165 Colonnade! We love Hilton Head Island; it's so easy to get around with or without a car (bike trails cover the Island). There's a huge variety of entertainment and recreational activities. We particularly love the beautiful white sand beach and the ocean with calm waves yet great for boogie boarding. Our experience in the water is that the ocean floor has a gradual pace; no sudden drop offs. The waves are big enough to have fun but won't wash you away. We feel safe watching our young grandson romping and playing in the ocean. We’ve found 3 tiki bars within walking distance from our Villa. It is a challenge to experience even a small percentage of the over 280 restaurants on the Island. Hilton Head has convenient access (can drive or fly - your choice). Everything is so handy; bike trails, wonderful golf courses (we are not big golfers but our daughter-in-law went to college on a golf scholarship), amazing tennis courts and fantastic nature (alligators, dolphins, etc). We fell in love with Shipyard Plantation because it is smaller and more personal. It has beautiful bike paths, not a lot of traffic and a really nice family beach. Shipyard Plantation is centrally located on Hilton Head. You can walk, run or bike to Coligny Plaza (2 miles west) with shops, restaurants, and fun activity on the beach. We also enjoy biking to Chaplin Community Park (4 miles east) where there are beautiful bike paths, playground and picnic areas, soccer fields, tennis courts & nearby beach access.
What makes this Villa unique
Colonnade Club is one of Shipyard Plantation’s closest communities to the beach. The scenic path to the beach makes it a nice easy walk, run or bike ride (no streets to cross). We also love the quiet, peaceful atmosphere at Colonnade. We’ve stayed at other locations in Shipyard and have been bothered by the view (fence, parking lot) and the noise (traffic). At Colonnade we find ourselves constantly drawn to the deck to experience the natural surroundings along with viewing an occasional golfer. Cars and disturbing noises do not exist (Colonnade is at the end of the road so only people who are staying here drive this way). Shipyard Plantation is close, within walking or biking distance to shopping and restaurants (Coligny Plaza) and to the public park (Chaplin community Park) where we like to ride around or play tennis (great courts). There are over 6 grocery stores within 4 miles. When we go to Sea Pines we can bike if we are ambitious (about 6 miles) or take a short drive. Shipyard is a smaller plantation and has very few tourist attractions. Some of the larger plantations have incorporated shops and tourist attractions within their gates. The security at the Shipyard (it is a gated community) gives us peace of mind and ensures a reprieve from the tourist lifestyle when we want one. We also enjoy exploring outside of Hilton Head. We like the small artsy community of Bluffton (Farmer's Market on Thurs. with music and good food from various vendors). Savannah is a short 30-45 min. drive and a fun day trip. Beaufort, Charleston, Daufuskie Island, Palmetto Bluffs and many other unique areas surround Hilton Head offering new experiences and opportunities to explore. There's so much to see and do on and off the Island - every trip is a new adventure.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Must Send in Contract within 5 days of booking property
A perfect Week
The condo was a perfect fit for our week's vacation in Hilton Head. Everything was provided for making our stay comfortable and the decor was bright and cheery.
The area is shaded and has wonderful places to take a walk or to go down to the pool or to the beach.
Everything was excellent!
July 2019 Stay
The location of this unit is fantastic. Very quiet area and it is about a 3-4 minute easy bike ride to beach (we timed it)! This unit has the potential to be fantastic with some TLC. We experienced some issues with the unit (see below) but response from manager Lynsey was quick & the maintenance woman Kim went out of her way to rectify the problems quickly.
PROS: location, quiet area, very close to beach and around corner from the pool. Beds were comfortable, unit had beachy decor and keyless entry pad. Unit was fairly spacious and fairly clean but deck very small. The listing says recently renovated bathrooms but the renovations were done about 7yrs ago . Unit has beach parking pass and binder with wonderful suggestions for activities /restaurants. Property manager very responsive and maintenance woman Kim was wonderful.
CONS: Front door needs to be replaced. The microwave (which were told was being replaced the day we arrived but never was), coffee maker, fridge all need to be replaced. The unit has a humidity issue which was evident from the humidifier that needed to be emptied 3x daily and the appliances all had rust on them. We discovered the problem was the weather stripping on bottom of front door was missing causing 1" gap that was allowing the outside air into the unit. Important to note that even the pest control company made a notation about the lack of weather stripping so clearly the issue was not a new one. The stove also needs to be upgraded. In the master bath the towel rack was falling off the wall, toilet paper dispenser is broken and the shower stall drain was clogged causing 1"-2" of water to accumulate in the stall when showering. The stall also has a little mold in the corner which I suspect is from the constant water accumulation. Having said that, we contacted Lynsey and she was quick to send maintenance to fix the issues. Kim fixed towel rack, the drain and added weather stripping to front door which immediately resulted in less humidity - so much so that the humidifier only need to be emptied every 2nd day. She also bought new broom and dust pan so we could sweep. While the unit did have most of the amenities needed in the kitchen for a comfortable stay, the quality of most of the items was cheap and mismatched. Not the end of the world but added the overall feeling that the unit needs some TLC . Would recommend this place if you are all about location. Would stay here again if the issues are addressed.
Thank you so much for your review. We value the suggestions/inputs from our guests good and bad! If it weren’t for guests telling us about their experience it would make managing the property from a distance even more challenging.
The microwave delivery was out of our control unfortunately and at the mercy of the company/delivery service managed outside of our control. Good news is the microwave is in and looks great!
The door stripping has been fixed and owners will be coming down in a few short weeks to assess all of your comments below and we vow to make sure they are all looked at and addressed! Timing of getting issues rectified during a one week stay is usually fine but it has seemed to be more challenging as of late to get it completed within that window. We are thankful for a handy cleaning crew that can fix on a dime most concerns!
Again very much appreciate the feedback and looking forward to having you stay with us again!
It was an excellent place to be with our family. It is comfortable and nice!
We loved this condo and our time here!! It’s so cute and warm and inviting!! We can’t wait to come back and stay here again!!!
boat tours, dinner cruises, nature tours, birding tours, stand-up paddleboarding