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.


Hilton Head comedy club

Credit: TheeErin Flickr

Hilton Head Island has so much in the way of entertainment from visual arts and theater to live music and even a comedy club. Make your next Hilton Head vacation even more fun with a visit to the brand new Pelican’s Point, both a seafood restaurant and a comedy club!

Pelican’s Point replaces The Kingfisher restaurant with the Comedy Club of Hilton Head sitting atop it, now referred to as “Pelican’s Roost.” You can catch stand-up acts Wednesday through Friday April through October.

You can also see Bill Gladwell, The Mentalist, who will “stand in front of you and seemingly pull thoughts directly from your mind, predict what you’ll say before it comes out of your mouth, and read you like an open book.” He is now performing Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Pelican’s Point restaurant sits waterfront on Broad Creek and features entrees, such as fish, crab cakes, steaks, chicken and ribs. On warmer days enjoy the waterfront deck.

You can also take advantage of their dinner-comedy combo that gets you both dinner and a comedy show. You’ll get 10% off your dinner entree and comedy show. Use promo code JOKE1 when booking online.

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


Posted by: Sunset Rentals | March 24, 2015

Hilton Head Island May Events

Hilton Head vacation villasMay is a beautiful month on the island with warm weather, sunny skies and blooming flowers at every turn. It’s a great time for a Hilton Head vacation! If you do visit us during May, here are some events that will be going on:

Beer, Bacon & Music Festival

May 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shelter Cove Park

Nothing goes better together than bacon and beer, right? This new festival is described as a bacon-themed block party, featuring local restaurants, performances from local bands, bacon-cooking competitions, and bacon-themed cocktails. This one is a must-see!


37th Bluffton Village Festival

May 9-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

41 Calhoun Street, Old Town Bluffton

Venture off island into the charming village of Bluffton for this annual festival. It’s known for its eclectic arts and crafts, music, food, the Ugly Dog contest, a pie eating contest and more.


Hilton Head Island Boat Show

May 1-3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Windmill Harbour

Browse the latest boats, watch demonstrations, shop nautical goods, attend seminars and more!


Chopin and Sibelius, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

May 3, 4

8 p.m.

Attend the Sibelius Sesquicentennial Celebration. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Finnish composer, Sibelius Finlandia. Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 Sibelius Symphony No. 5

What event will you attend in May?

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

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | March 20, 2015

May Brings Hilton Head Boat Show to Island

Hilton Head boat rentalsCalling all boat lovers! Be sure to plan a visit to Hilton Head Island in early May to enjoy the annual Hilton Head Island Boat Show at Windmill Harbour.

There’s no doubt that Hilton Head is a great place for boating with our plentiful marshes, creeks and Atlantic Ocean coastline. Whether you’re a sailer, have your own yacht or just enjoy a recreational powerboat for fishing and relaxing, you’ll find something at this show coming up May 1-3.

The show kicks off with opening ceremonies on Saturday, May 2 with a cannon salute, water demo and more followed by plentiful activities all weekend long. You’ll be able to shop the latest boat accessories from marine-related vendors, watch paddleboard and kayaking demos and trials, tour the South Carolina Yacht Club and attend fishing, weather and safety seminars. There are even activities for kids.

Of course, perhaps the highlight is touring a range of magnificent boat and watercraft whether you’re in the market for a boat or simply want to dream of your “someday” yacht.

You can also attend a special Taste of the Harbour event on Friday, May 1, which will be an upscale wine, spirits and culinary celebration. Tickets to the event are $85.

To attend the boat show on either Saturday or Sunday, prices range from $12-$35 depending on what events and when you want to attend.

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

Posted by: Sunset Rentals | March 17, 2015

Outdoor Live Music Comes to Hilton Head this Spring

Hilton Head vacation rentalTwo of Hilton Head’s most popular sites come summertime are giving visitors a preview of summer fun with two live music opportunities this spring. Both Harbour Town and Shelter Cove Harbour offer an outdoor spring music series to provide a little taste of the summer on the way.

Music & Taste on the Harbour

Shelter Cove Harbour

Thursdays, April 2-May 21

6-9 p.m.

This free event at Shelter Cove Harbour, located just across the road from Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, features a different local band each Thursday evening. The musicians will perform by Neptune Statue (a Hilton Head icon) in front of beautiful Broad Creek as the sun sets over the marsh. Performers include Target, the Band; Deas Guyz; The Headliners; The Chilly Willy Band and Candace Woodson.

Shelter Cove restaurants will also feature food and drink specials with some restaurants offering small bite plates in addition. Take time to stroll the harbour, do some shopping or even try jetpacking, parasailing and other water sports available at the marina.


Gregg Russell

Harbour Town

March 30-April 3, April 6-10, April 13-15

5:30 p.m.

Gregg Russell is a staple at Harbor Town every summer with kids and all manner of visitors flocking to catch his concert. He’ll be performing a special spring preview, especially for those families visiting over spring break. You’ll find him under Liberty Oak for this free concert most nights in early April.

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

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