Posted by: Sunset Rentals | October 11, 2019

Festival Season!!

The weather is finally starting to cool down and it’s starting to feel like fall!! And do you know what that means?

FESTIVAL SEASON!! 

Here is a list of some Fall festivals happening in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Area!!

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Arts, Culture and History Festival

Where: Shelter Cove Community Park

When: October 10th through November 15

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Fifteenth annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival!

Where: Downtown Bluffton

When: October 12-20

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The fourth annual Vegfest will include entertainment, vendors, and educational speakers.

Where: Shelter Cove Park

When: October 19th

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The fourth Annual Gullah Food Festival! Come as vendors serve up their best pot and recipes of Shrimp and Grits, Seafood Gumbo, Devil Crabs and Stew Chicken, and more.

Where: The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island

When: October 19th from 11am to 5pm

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Come and enjoy the 10th Annual Italian Heritage Festival!

Where: Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn

When: October 26th 11am to 4pm

 

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Posted by: Sunset Rentals | October 2, 2019

Seafood and Arts Festival

If you are looking for a festival with some fun activities, arts and great local seafood food, The Bluffton Arts and Seafood festival is coming October 12-20, 2019.  Below are some highlighted events throughout the week.

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 Saturday October 12, 2019

 ART & CHALK
Unveiling – Amiri Farris Art Wall Mural & Chalk the Walk Art Competition
Presented by Bluffton Rotary Club
Field of Dreams Pavilion, Oscar Frazer Park
Chalk Art Competition for children- Registration 9:30
Art Mural by Amiri- Unveiling 10:00
Chalk Art Competition for children- 10:15
Judging & Prizes- 11:15

Sunday October 13, 2019

 ART ON THE STREET 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Stroll Calhoun Street and see our state designated cultural district come alive!
POP UP ART on the street, on gallery porches and on a corner lot – temporary art displays join the many galleries to highlight the artistic and cultural side of Bluffton.

BOAT PARADE ON THE MAY BLESSING OF THE FLEET
GOSPEL MUSIC CHURCH OF THE CROSS 4:00PM
Bring your lawn chair, view the Boat Parade and enjoy Gospel music by Lavon Stevens on the bluff or join the parade in your own boat. Make plans now to gather at the sandbar before 3:00 PM and process to the Church of the Cross following our Admiral of the Fleet, Amber Hester Kuehn, leading our former Admirals in a true celebratory parade.

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OYSTER FEST, 5:00 – 8:00PM, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park
First Oyster Roast of the Season, Shrimp Boil & BBQ, Live Music by MUDDY CREEK.

Monday October 14, 2019

 MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY – SATURDAY
Join Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided “Skiff” cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air.
$20/ per person…subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the county dock at the end of Calhoun Street. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878

HISTORY ALIVE! GUIDED TOURS of Bluffton’s Heyward House Museum and More. 
Discounted Guided Museum Tours of the Heyward House 70 Boundary Street in Historic Bluffton will be offered for only $7/person, kids under 10 are free. Call 843-757-6293 for information and reservations or visit HeywardHouse.org.

 Tuesday October 15, 2019

 BLUFFTON JACK’S HAUNTED HISTORY TOUR, 6:00 PM AND 8:00PM. 
Please join us for a walking GHOST TOUR of historic Old Town Bluffton. Hear spooky Bluffton tales told by certified tour guide, Bluffton Jack. Comfortable walking shoes suggested; bring your own flashlight; rain or shine; children welcome (suggested ages 9 and up). Tours begin at The Complete Home, 41 B Calhoun Street.  Refreshments served.  $18.00 ADULTS; $10.00 CHILDREN.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  CALL 843-717-2175.
Join The Storybook Shoppe at 41 A Calhoun Street prior to the 6:00 PM  Haunted Tour for a Frightfully Fun evening of Spooky Stories at 5:00 PM.

Friday October 18, 2019

 RED APRON SIPS AND SEAFOOD PARTY  6:00PM – 10:00PM  Heyward House
Presented by Bluffton Self Help
Join us for a grand culinary celebration under the stars on the grounds of the historic Heyward House.  The evening will include sensational Lowcountry dining by Ryan McCarthy of Downtown Catering, savory cocktails, along with contagious excitement with a wine pull, live and silent auctions as we raise money to support our Bluffton neighbors in need.  Limited tickets and sponsorships are available and can be purchased online at http://www.sipsandseafood.com.  All proceeds benefit Bluffton Self Help.

Saturday October 19, 2019

 OLD TOWN OYSTER10K ROAD RACE & 5K RUN 8:00AM – 10:30AM
Presented by Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Join us for a run through Old Town Bluffton with scenic river and marsh views. Compete in a fast-paced 10K or complete the 5K with the entire family! Both events will be professionally timed.  Awards presentation and After-Party sponsored by River Dog Brewing Company immediately follows.  Music, Coffee, Cold River Dog Craft Beer, Oyster Shooters, Gumbo, May River Mimosas, Brewed Marys and much, much more!

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 ART & SEAFOOD STREET FEST 10:00AM – 5:00PM (Saturday and Sunday)

HISTORIC DISTRICT BLUFFTON FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
Enjoy our juried art show featuring over 100 local and regional artists from 10 different states, displaying an array of fine art: oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, pottery, ceramics, water color and much, much more. Local seafood and low country cuisine served by area restaurants. History of Bluffton at The Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center.

ROCKIN’ ON THE DOCK 6:00PM – DUSK BLUFFTON OYSTER CO.
Presented by Montage Palmetto Bluff

Sunday October 20, 2019

ART IN THE PARK 11:00AM – 4:00PM DuBois Park on Boundary Street (Saturday and Sunday)
Children’s art activities conducted under the pavilion. Prizes, games, fun and much, much more for the budding artists of all ages.

 For a list of detailed events and more information:

https://www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com

 

 

 

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | September 17, 2019

Saturday Football is back!

Saturday Football is back!

Saturdays in the south during the fall can be quite fun if you are a college football fan! Whether you cheer for Clemson to South Carolina to Georgia to any of the northern states; there is always a team to cheer for on College Football Saturday! Here are some local sports bars to cheer on your favorite team:

  1. Wild Wing Café (Bluffton and Hilton Head Locations)

Bluffton: 1188 Fording Island Road

Hilton Head: 72 Pope Avenue

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College Football season is FINALLY upon us! We have the ACC Network so you won’t miss any of your games! Enjoy some wings and a drink while cheering on your favorite ACC team!

https://www.wildwingcafe.com/

  1. Fat Patties (Bluffton location)

207 Bluffton Road

 They will display South Carolina and Clemson games on the big screen on there patio! You can watch other live sporting events as well!

Enjoy a great burger and wonderful atmosphere!

https://fat-patties.com

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  1. Mellow Mushroom (Hilton Head Location)

33 Office Park Road near Harris Teeter in Park Plaza

 If you are a Michigan fan, this is the place to be! Enjoy a pizza and watch the game with fellow Michigan fans! I know I will be there for the next game I can watch!

https://mellowmushroom.com/location/sc-hilton-head-island-33-office-park-rd-unit-4-29928/

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  1. R Bar and Grill (Bluffton)

70 Pennington Drive

“We love our sports, so we hope you do too!!  We carry Most NBA games, the NHL package, the MLB package, and most defintely the NFL package!!  This is the best place to watch football, hands down!! Especially if you’re a BUFFALO BILLS fan!! With 19 TV’s and 2 projectors, we have every game on all the time!!”

http://www.rbarbluffton.com

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  1. Club Seats Grille (Hilton Head Location)

2600 Main St Unit 102

A sports bar to watch Penn State football games every Saturday so if you are Nittany Lion fan you will love this place! Offers a variety of food items as well!

https://www.cheapseatsrestaurantgroup.com/club-seats-grille

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | September 11, 2019

Restaurants with a View

Hilton Head Island has many different waterfront dining spots you can enjoy while you are on your vacation. Here is a list of some waterfront restaurants we have to offer on Hilton head Island. Trust us the views are unforgettable!!!

Waterfront View

  • Hudson’s Seafood

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Location: 1 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Hours: Monday Through Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sunday 10am to 9pm

Happy Hour: 4pm to 6pm

  • The Old Oyster Factory

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Location: 101 Marshland Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Hours: Monday Through Sunday 4:45pm to 9pm

Happy Hour: 4:45pm to 6pm

  • Coast Oceanfront Dining

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Location: 87 N Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Hours: Monday through Sunday 11:30am to 9pm

Marina View

  • The Salty Dog Café

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Location: 232 S Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Hours: Monday through Sunday 11am to 10pm

  • Fishcamp on Broad Creek

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Location: 11 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Hours: Monday through Sunday 11am to 10pm

  • Skull Creek Boathouse

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Location: 397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Hours: Monday through Friday 11am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 10pm

Happy Hour: 4pm to 7pm

  • Skull Creek Dockside

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Location: 2 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Hours: Monday through Friday 11am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 10pm

Happy Hour: 4pm to 7pm

  • The Quarterdeck

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Location: 160 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30am to 9pm

  • ELA’S On the Water

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Location: 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Hours: Sunday through Friday 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 10pm and Saturday 5pm to 10pm

Beachside View

  • The Tikki Hut

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Location: 1 S Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Hours: Monday Through Friday 11:30am to 10pm

  • Coco’s on the Beach

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Location: 663 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Hours: Monday through Sunday 11am to 10pm

 

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | September 9, 2019

Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival

The second annual Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival will be held Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 on the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town.

Head on down to try some of the island finest local offerings!!

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Friday, September 20, 5-8pm

Craft Beer Night – $35

Lowcountry Boil and Barbecue

Enjoy samples from over 12 local and regional breweries. Must be 21 years and older.

 

Saturday, September 21, 2-5pm

Shrimp Festival – $35

Children 8 and younger are free. Enjoy an assortment of shrimp dishes from nearly 20 participating local and regional restaurants; craft beer and wine; live music by rock band Cranford Hollow; and a fun zone for children, including face painting and bouncy houses.

 

Two-Day Tickets – $65

Admission for Friday’s Craft Brew Fest is $35; admission for Saturday’s Shrimp Fest is $35; a two-day ticket is available for $65. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Children ages 8 and younger are free on Saturday. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | August 26, 2019

Pizza on the Island!

There are several places to sit down and enjoy a yummy slice of pizza. Below are a few of the best in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area!

 

  1. New York City Pizza

Known for their New York Style pizza! Enjoy a slice or two!

4 Locations: 3 on Hilton Head and 1 in Bluffton

Below is the website with more details on locations and menus:

https://www.newyorkcitypizza.com

“Little things are the difference between good and Great”

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  1. Mellow Mushroom

2 Locations of several across the United States :

Bluffton: 878 Fording Island Road; 843-706-0800

Hilton Head:  33 Office Park Road Unit 15; 843-686-2474

Enjoy a specialty pie or create your own! Several other delicious items as well!

https://mellowmushroom.com/menu/

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  1. Midici Italian Kitchen- The Neapolitan Pizza Company

One of many locations in the United States! Enjoy a great wood-fired pizza and definitely try the burrata!

Hilton Head:  7 Greenwood Drive Ste C; 843-842-7999

https://mymidici.com/stores/south-carolina/hilton-head-island/hilton-head-island/

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  1. Local Pie

Local Pizza Restaurant! 2 Locations! 1 in Bluffton and 1 in Hilton head!

http://localpie.com/

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  1. Dough Boys Pizza

Local company that provides a variety of times such as pizza, salads, and subs!

1-B New Orleans Road; 843-686-2697

http://www.doughboyshhi.com

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Posted by: Sunset Rentals | August 22, 2019

Calhoun Street in Bluffton

Calhoun Street

In one of Bluffton and Hilton Heads most Historic Areas you find more than just history to enjoy! Shops, Restaurants, Art Galleries and Festivals line the street. Below you’ll find some of our favorite spots to check out!

SHOPS TO ENJOY

Birdie James

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Moonlit Lullaby

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The Storybook Shoppe

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RESTAURANTS TO TRY

The Cottage Bakery and Tea Room

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The Pearl Kitchen and Bar

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The Old Town Dispensary

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SITES TO SEE

Church of the Cross

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Dubois Park

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ART GALLERIES

The Filling Station Art Gallery

Pluff Mud Art

Maye River Gallery

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | August 13, 2019

Best Sushi/Asian Food in the Hilton Head and Bluffton Area!

Sushi is one of our many favorite comfort foods and there are plenty of places to enjoy some wonderful dishes in the area! Below are just a few.

  1. Sake House

107 Fording Island Rd Ste 105

Bluffton, SC;  843-706-9222

Half of prices on certain Sushi items Monday through Thursday night 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm!

http://www.sakehousebluffton.com/index.php

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  1. OKKO Japanese Sushi and Hibachi Restaurant

 

95 Mathhews Dr Suite C

Hilton Head, SC ; 843-341-3377

OKKO offers delicious dining and takeout to Hilton Head Island, SC. OKKO is a cornerstone in the Hilton Head Island community and has been recognized for its outstanding Thai cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.

https://www.okkohiltonheadisland.com/

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  1. Fancy Sushi (Hilton Head and Bluffton)

2 Locations:

102 Buckwalter Parkway Suite 3

Bluffton, SC; 843-757-5003

https://www.fancysushibluffton.com/

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435 William Hilton Parkway

Hilton Head, SC ; 843-715-4148

https://www.fancysushisc.com/

 

Both locations offer an assortment of unique sushi rolls and other wonderful sushi items as well!

 

  1. Asian Bistro

51 New Orleans Road

Hilton Head, SC; 843-686-9888

Asian Bistro offers a variety of items including a buffet style option!

https://www.asianbistro9888.com/home.html

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  1. Chin Dynasty China Bistro

108 Buckwalter Parkway

Bluffton, SC 29910

Great place to stop by before or after a movie at Cinemark! Offers a variety of Chinese such as Pad Thai and Lo Mein and Japanese food items such as Sushi!

https://www.chindynastyblufftonsc.com/

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Posted by: Sunset Rentals | August 12, 2019

The Best Ice Cream on Hilton Head Island

Looking for something sweet and delicious. Well, you’re in for a treat because here is a list of the best ice cream places on Hilton Head Island!!

Frozen Moo

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Family-owned dessert parlor that serves 90-plus flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt & sorbet.

Located in the Coligny Plaza Shopping Center

Hours: Monday through Sunday 11am to 10pm

Hilton Head Ice Cream

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Long-standing shop scooping up ice cream, yogurt & sorbet made on-site in a variety of flavors.

Located at 55 New Orleans Rd #114, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Hours: Monday Through Sunday 12 to 10pm

Kilwins Hilton Head Shelter Cove

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Old-fashioned confectionery chain selling chocolates, ice cream, handmade sweets & gift baskets.

Located at the Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Hours: Monday through Thursday 10am to 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm, Sunday 12 to 9:30pm

Salty Dog Ice Cream Shop

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Located at the Iconic Salty Dog Café inside of Sea Pines Plantation!

Hours: Monday through Sunday 11am to 10pm

The Ice Cream Cone

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Storied, family-owned deli/parlor with Philadelphia-style cheesesteaks & creative ice cream flavors.

Located at the Coligny Plaza Shopping Center

Hours: Monday through Sunday 11am to 10pm

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | August 7, 2019

Farmers Market on Hilton Head Island

Looking for a place to get fresh fruits and vegetables? Here are some farmers markets on Hilton Head where you can get fresh produce and local gifts.

 

Farmers Market at Wexford

Every Wednesday until September 4th, the village at Wexford plantation turns into a unique Farmers Market. This is your opportunity to enjoy the local aspect of Hilton Head Island by shopping the local produce and other locally inspired items. Come out and enjoy what Wexford has to offer!!

Come out and enjoy what Wexford has to offer!!

Breeze Trolley transportation daily!

Upcoming dates:

July 31, 2019 11:30 am

August 7, 2019 11:30 am

August 14, 2019 11:30 am

August 21, 2019 11:30 am

August 28, 2019 11:30 am

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Shops at Sea Pines Center Farmers Market

Come and shop the Sea Pines Center farmers market from 10am to 2pm every Tuesday (in season). They offer more than just fresh produce, they also offer gourmet cheeses, homemade cookies and bread, arts & crafts and even kettle popcorn. Yum!!! Shopping our local produce is the best way to experience what Hilton Head Island has to offer.

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