Posted by: Sunset Rentals | May 5, 2015

Christmas in July at The Sandbox

Hilton Head vacation rentalsIf you’re visiting Hilton Head Island in the summer, it can get a touch hot outdoors. A great family respite from the heat — or if you happen to get a rainy day — is The Sandbox, an interactive children’s museum on Hilton Head.

This July, they’re hosting Christmas in July, so you can really escape from the heat into all things Christmas and winter. At the event on July 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., kids can play in the snow, see the museum decorated for Christmas, make an ornament, eat sugar cookies and even meet Santa!

It’s a great break in the action during your Hilton Head vacation. While there, be sure to check out all of their children’s exhibits like the International Bazaar, bank, sandcastle and aquarium.

Nonmembers are $10 per person and members are $5 per person.

For more information about Hilton Head vacation rentals, visit or call 800-276-8991.

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | May 1, 2015

Best Foods to Eat on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head vacation rentalsWhile beaches, sun, golf and blue seas might be on your mind when visiting Hilton Head Island, don’t forget about the delicious food, as well. We have many wonderful Hilton Head restaurants to choose from on the island serving everything from fresh seafood to pizza to ethnic foods.

Here are our Top 5 Foods to Eat on Hilton Head Island:

1) Shrimp – Steamed, fried, grilled or sauteed, anyway you eat shrimp on Hilton Head Island, it’s delicious. Caught fresh off the South Carolina coast, you’ll want to eat your fill of shrimp at one of our many Hilton Head seafood restaurants. Or visit a local market and cook up your very own Lowcountry boil.

2) Boiled peanuts – South Carolina may be best known for seafood, but locals know we have some of the best boiled peanuts around. You’ll likely see stands by the side of the road, serving up this delicious treat, which are raw peanuts boiled in salty water for a long time. Be sure to stop and try it out for yourself.

3) Grits – Pair your shrimp with some of our stone ground grits. We promised you’ve never had grits like these. Incredibly creamy and rich, you’ll never think of grits as just a breakfast food again!

4) Peaches – You may have heard of the Georgia peach, but we dare say the South Carolina peach is just as good. Try your peaches in a pie, as a cobbler, in a cocktail, in a muffin or even in a salad. Sweet and fresh!

5) She Crab Soup – A famous Lowcountry dish made from fresh blue crab and heavy cream is She Crab Soup. It’s delicious and a must-have when you visit Hilton Head Island.

What are your favorite foods to eat when you visit the Lowcountry?

For more information about Sunset Rentals, visit or call 800-276-8991.


Posted by: Sunset Rentals | April 28, 2015

Bring Mom to Hilton Head for Mother’s Day

Hilton Head vacation rentalsMom will love it if you give her not with another pair of earrings this year but with a trip to Hilton Head Island! Whether it’s a long weekend or a weeklong getaway, some time by the ocean and the beach to relax and rejuvenate is sure to bring a smile to her face.

To make this even more enticing, we’ve put together a special Hilton Head Mother’s Day offer. When you stay at least three nights in a Sunset Rentals Hilton Head vacation rental, we’ll throw in a $25 gift card to a SERG group restaurant.

SERG is the owner of many popular Hilton Head restaurants, including the Black Marlin Grill, Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta, Frankie Bones, One Hot Mama’s, Poseidon, Skull Creek Boathouse, Marley’s Island Grill, Wise Guys and The Lodge. The gift card should cover Mom’s portion of the meal for sure!

Or if Mom is more of an outdoors type, instead of the gift card you can choose two free bike rentals. Mom and Dad or mother and son/daughter can explore the 50 miles of paved bike paths across Hilton Head Island.

To book this deal, use code MOTHERSDAY2015 at

Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | April 24, 2015

Art Abounds at Annual Hilton Head Art Festival at Shelter Cove

Art Festival Hilton HeadWhimsical and contemporary art in a myriad of styles and media as well as a separate market showcasing a wide array of unique and original crafts and gift items will be featured at the 7th Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour May 23 – 24, 2015. The event is free and open to the public.

Not only will there be plenty of art to see, but the 150 local and national juried exhibitors will also be present to discuss their work with potential investors and art enthusiasts. Prices for works at the event vary for all budgets and range from $25 to $30,000.

The fine art exhibits include paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage and mixed media. The art and craft market will feature folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass.

A Mediterranean-style deep-water marina with shopping and dining, Shelter Cove Harbour is located at 1 Harbourside Lane, directly across from Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. The area is a popular waterfront shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists to Hilton Head, and a wonderful setting for the art show.

Festival patrons will have the opportunity to leisurely stroll through the exhibits and are encouraged to explore the wide array of eclectic artwork and engage the artists to gain a better understanding of their creative process. A free art giveaway will feature the work of participating artist Jim Lewk. No purchase will be necessary to register and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show.

For Hilton Head accommodations during the art show, visit or call 800-276-8991.


Posted by: Sunset Rentals | April 21, 2015

TripAdvisor Names Hilton Head No. 5 Island in the U.S.

Hilton Head accommodationsReviewers on TripAdvisor love Hilton Head Island! The popular travel review site announced a list of its 2015 Travelers’ Choice Islands based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and opinions for hotels, attractions and restaurants on each island over a 12-month period.

Our wonderful island landed at No. 5 for the U.S. and only islands in Hawaii and Florida ranked higher than us. Other top U.S. islands included Kauai, Maui, the Island of Hawaii and Key West.

“Our well-traveled community has uncovered the best islands around the world for that perfect island escape whether you want to lie on the beach or seek adventure,” says Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “To help travelers book their trips to these remarkable destinations, TripAdvisor has surfaced amazing island hotels to accommodate a range of travel budgets.”

More than 100 islands worldwide were honored, including those from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K., and the U.S.

We’re glad to see Hilton Head Island in such good company!

For booking your next vacation to TripAdvisor’s No. 5 island in the U.S., give us a call at 800-276-8991 or visit

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | April 17, 2015

All Aboard for the Sea Pines Yacht Hop, May 3

Hilton Head vacation rentalLove all things marine? Then mark your calendars for the Sea Pines Yacht Hop May 3 from 5:30-9 p.m.

At this event in its 11th year at Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Yacht Basin, you can dream you live the life of a luxury yacht owner. You’ll be able to tour some stunning yachts docked at Harbour Town all while sipping wine and noshing on freshly-prepared hors d’oeuvres by top local chefs.

Also on tap for the evening is live entertainment from local favorite band The Headliners, as well as a live and silent auction, so you don’t leave empty handed — even if you don’t get to take home your own yacht!

The fun ends with a scrumptious dessert and champagne toast. Here’s to all the luxury yacht owners in the world!

All proceeds from the event benefit patient care programs at Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, please call (843) 706-2296 or visit hospicecarelc.o​rg.

Let us know what yacht you’ll be dreaming of afterward and be sure to book your accommodations with Sunset Rentals in a luxury Hilton Head vacation home.

For more information, visit or call us at 800-276-8991.


flights to Hilton HeadIt’s even easier to find a flight for your Hilton Head vacation thanks to some new additions flying into the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. The airport, which is located just south of Hilton Head Island, welcomed a new airline, Sun Country, and new flights from discount airline Allegiant Air.

Allegiant Air is now offering flights to the airport from Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport seasonally through October 11. The discount airline has offered prices as low as $78 one way between the two airports.

“We are excited that the demand from the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky region to the Savannah / Hilton Head region has exceeded Allegiant’s expectations,” said Candace McGraw, Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport CEO. “We know our region values low-cost nonstop travel options and we are proud that CVG provides more flights and destinations than any other airport in the region. We are confident the success of the CVG-Savannah / Hilton Head route will further lead to Allegiant and other carriers adding more destinations in the future.”

Sun Country, an airline based in Minnesota, will also offer seasonal flights from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Savannah-Hilton Head from August 27-December 13, 2015.

“We’re pleased to welcome Sun Country to the market and look forward to welcoming new visitors this Fall,” said Greg Kelly, Executive Director of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. “This new seasonal service will be perfect for Minnesota residents to get away for a long weekend and enjoy two great destinations, Savannah and Hilton Head Island.”

What airlines do you fly to Hilton Head Island? Will you consider Allegiant or Sun Country?

flights to Hilton Head

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | April 7, 2015

Pedal to Hilton Head Restaurants During Bike & Dine Week

Hilton Head bike rentalsMay is National Bicycling Month and Hilton Head Island celebrates every year with a special event to encourage bike riding. Hilton Head Island, which is a Silver Level Bike Friendly Community, has more than 50 miles of paved bike paths — and 100 miles of paths total — to help residents and visitors alike explore its offerings all on two wheels.

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce hosts a yearly event to not only promote the benefits of riding a bike, but also encourage everyone to get out and try a new Hilton Head restaurant. Chamber Bike & Dine Week, which this year will be held May 2-9, gives special discounts to those who bike to local restaurants.

For example, when you show up on two wheels, you might score a free drink, free appetizer or a percentage or dollar amount off of your meal. Participating restaurants include Captain Woody’s, Frankie Bones, Jump & Phil’s, Mellow Mushroom, Ruby Lee’s and more. View the complete participating restaurant list.

In addition to the special offers, there will also be a variety of get-togethers and meet-ups at local coffee shops and lunch spots. On May 3 at 10 a.m., there will Bike & Dine History Tour leaving from Ruby Lee’s, and on May 8 at 5:30 p.m., there will be a Bikes, Brews & Bites ride from Captain Woody’s stopping at a variety of restaurants to enjoy their Happy Hour.

For more information about Hilton Head vacation villas or home during Bike and Dine Week, visit or call us at 800-276-8991.

Hilton Head Rentals and Vacation Packages

To make shopping for the perfect Hilton Head vacation rental even easier, Sunset Rentals has updated its website. With a refreshed and modern look, the website is easier to navigate and features more photos to help you pick the right Hilton Head vacation home for your needs.

From our Vacation Rentals page, you’ll be able to browse rentals using a variety of search options. Choose between homes and villas or select Pet Friendly if you’d like to bring your pooch along with you. You can also search by a specific amenity or feature, such as oceanfront, pool, luxury home, number of bedrooms, location and available dates.

Once you’d like to view a rental, select Slideshow to see a selection of photos of the home or Floor Plan Tour (coming soon) to see the layout of the unit or home. You can also view reviews from past Guests by selecting the Guest Reviews tab.

From the main menu, select Specials to see any special Hilton Head deals or offers we currently have available.

Under Destination Guide, you’ll find full pages all about different Hilton Head activities. These include detailed Hilton Head golf course listings, biking, family-friendly fun, spas, restaurants, nightlife, weather and more.

If you own a vacation home or villa and are interested in information about Property Management, you’ll find it under the About Us main menu item. You can also view all Guest Reviews under this section, as well.

What do you think of the new website?

For more information about Hilton Head vacation rentals and homes, visit or call us at 800-276-8991.

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | March 31, 2015

Shopping at Shelter Cove Towne Center

Hilton Head shoppingHilton Head Island offer plentiful shopping from unique boutiques to outlet stores with great deals. One of the stops on your shopping tour should include Shelter Cove Towne Center, which offers a little of both and was recently renovated. The Towne Center has added a variety of new stores  and features over the last couple of years.

Belk department store anchors the towne center, which offers 290,000 square feet of retail, residential and entertainment space all overlooking Broad Creek. Chain stores that you will find within Shelter Cove Towne Center include Kroger for your grocery needs, GNC, Jos A Bank and AT&T.

More localized shopping options are Copper Penny, Coastal Provisions Company,  Palmetto Running Company, Island Couture and more. See the complete list of stores.

There’s no doubt that a good day of shopping can leave you hungry, and there are plenty of wonderful restaurants to choose from at Shelter Cove Towne Center, as well. Grab a frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf, a drink at Rooftop Bar, dinner at Poseidon, a coffee at Starbucks or a slice at New York City Pizza.

Shelter Cove Towne Center also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including sidewalk sales, live music, runs/walks and more. See upcoming events.

For more information about Hilton Head accommodations and vacation rentals, visit or call us at 800-276-8991.


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