Easy like Sunday morning on Hilton Head Island

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Looking for a great spot to brunch this Sunday on Hilton Head Island? Hard to believe there are so many to choose from.  If you are a long time Islander, you probably remember the old Hilton Head Inn and Perkins on Sunday morning.  Listed below are some of our favorites.  Let us know if we left any off the list! Read the rest of this entry



The Hilton Head Eclipse Event!

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The solar eclipse on August 21 is creating quite a stir in the Hilton Head area.  Although not total on Hilton Head, the photo to the left shows the eclipse from the Island.  Pretty darn close!  If you are planning on visiting, many hotels and rental companies are offering specials including free “eclipse” glasses(while they last). The information and links below will help you plan your viewing party!

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Vacation Rental Properties on Hilton Head Island

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Have you ever considered owning and renting a vacation property on Hilton Head Island?   While these properties don’t always pay for themselves, there are many benefits of ownership that make these properties a great way to get your foot in the door on Hilton Head Island.  We have listed below a few shopping list requirements in choosing a vacation rental property to buy and several articles highlighting possible benefits of ownership. Read the rest of this entry



What’s on your Hilton Head Bucket List?

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Living the Dream – A Hilton Head Bucket List

Listed below are 100 ideas for your next Hilton Head visit.  We have included some fun and local things for you to do whether you live here or are just visiting.  Have Fun!

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“WOW” your next Hilton Head Vacation

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Over Memorial Day, another guest of Hilton Head Properties R & R told their vacation planner that the accommodations and guest services were 5 Star!  It is our goal that this is always the standard when you rent from Hilton Head Properties R and R.  Here is why it works!

 

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The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever!

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Sea Turtles and Hilton Head Island!

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7/22/17

Hi, all,

* An injured Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle was discovered during the morning patrol this week.  He was taken by our Project Manager, Amber, to the sea turtle hospital at the aquarium in Charleston where it will be treated and released when he recovers.   Kemp’s Ridley’s are an extremely rare sea turtle – and are critically endangered.  This one had been hit by a boat propeller but we have great hopes for a full recovery for him! Attached is the video of his rescue.

 

 

 

 

 

* This is the busiest time of the season for our hardworking turtle team:  there are still new nests appearing every day, (here is Nest # 301 laid today),

many of those need to be relocated (3 just today), false crawls need to be explored (3 of those today as well), green ribbons are being put on all nests of 45+ days of incubation, those nests need to be checked for signs of hatching (31 hatched so far), and then inventories need to be done three days after hatching.  This sometimes makes for a LONG morning patrol!  Hooray for the team!!

* The tracks left by a sea turtle in a false crawl can be a little bizarre:  This mother turtle climbed way over the dune, and the wrack, and all the way up to the renourished beach, did a beautiful Figure Eight in the sand – and left without laying any eggs.  Poor tired and confused mother!

I will try to get hatching results to you as soon as they happen – stay tuned for more news!

 

Andrea

 

Andrea B. Siebold

Sea Turtle Nest Adoption Coordinator

Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project

 


May 31, 2017

Dear Sea Turtle Friends,

WOW!  Exciting times on the beach near North Forest Beach and Shipyard yesterday morning:  a HUGE (400 pound) mother loggerhead sea turtle was found deep in the dunes.  She had become disoriented (probably by lights) after nesting and wandered through the dunes for more than a mile.  Our turtle patrol came to the rescue –they followed her tracks to locate her, gathered some volunteers, and helped that poor exhausted mother back to the ocean.  She is a cold blooded creature and hours in the daytime sun would not have been good news for her!  Here is the Island Packet article:  They have some great pictures included! http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/untamed-lowcountry/article153386539.html

A happy ending but a good opportunity to remind us to keep our beachfront lights off during sea turtle nesting season…..

In the meantime, we are up to 73 nests as of this morning – about the same pace as the last two years.  The season is off to a great start!

Stay tuned –

Andrea

Adrea B. Siebold

Sea Turtle Nest Adoption Coordinator

andreabsiebold@gmail.com

843-415-2211


May 5, 2017

Dear Sea Turtle Nest Adopters,

Whoever guessed May 4th for the first Hilton Head Island sea turtle nest would have been correct – today was the day of our first AND second nests of the season!

In the early hours of this morning,

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a mother loggerhead sea turtle like this one dragged her huge body ashore in Sea Pines Plantation, spent a long time digging a 3 foot deep hole, and laid her 133 eggs into it, then tiredly made her way back to the ocean.

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Little did she know that she had chosen a spot on the beach that will be having an emergency re-nourishment this summer…..but not to worry!  Our trained and experienced turtle patrol very gently removed all of her eggs and re-buried them in a safe spot further up the beach.  This relocation of nests is very safe when done by experts – in fact our relocated nests last year had a higher success rate than non-relocated nests.  (Even sea turtles need some help sometimes!)

Here are Carrell and Pat carefully moving the eggs from Nest # 1:

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The turtle team marked the nest to alert everyone to the endangered species nest there and continued down the beach, searching for more tracks…..and found a set of tracks in Port Royal Plantation near the Westin – Nest # 2.  We are off to a great start!!!

 

 

Many more details about the process as we go along – thank you so much for your support of the Hilton Head Sea Turtle Protection Project!

Andrea

Andrea B. Siebold

Sea Turtle Nest Adoption Coordinator

Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project

843-415-2211

 


 

Beach towel shotWe have a fun event for your summer visit to Hilton Head Island.  We have adopted four turtle nest, one in Sea Pines, one in Palmetto Dunes, one in Forest Beach and one in Folly Field.  We will send you the Turtle Nest Numbers once the mom’s make their nest.

Find one of our nest, take a photo in front (without disturbing it) and send us the photo.  Email or text.  We will enter you in a monthly drawing for 2 big beach towels.   If you would like to adopt your own nest, click here.  See below for the 2017 update on the Sea Turtles.

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We will save a seat for you on Hilton Head Island!

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Hilton Head Island's New Beach

You are going to love Hilton Head Island’s brand new beach.  It’s awesome!  Lots of sand and plenty of room even at high tide.  If you have not booked your summer vacation, let me know.  We still have a few wonderful vacation properties that we would love to share with you.

Summertime includes fun things like our cool vacation itineraries, Harbourfest, Beach Turtle Walks, Bike Paths Everywhereexplore Daufuskie Island….or let us know and we will put together the perfect vacation.

Just call one of our vacation planners at (843)785-2242, email us or visit our website.  If you do not see what your looking for, let me know.  At this time of year we have new properties or last minute openings that we can share with you.

Events this week on Hilton Head Island

Cheers!
Darcey Sundling

Property Manager



The best time to buy Hilton Head Real Estate

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Hilton Head PropertiesWhen the azaleas are in full bloom, so is the Hilton Head Real Estate Market.  It is easy to understand why April is the biggest selling month of the year in the Hilton Head area. The near perfect weather, Easter, and The RBC Heritage make it easy to fall in love with Hilton Head Island.  If you are going to buy, here’s how you can get a jump ahead of other spring buyers.

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Hilton Head Vacation Itinerary for The Day Tripper

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Hilton Head Properties Realty and RentalsWe put together this Itinerary for the Hilton Head vacationer that loves to take day trips.  Hilton Head Island, SC is in the geographic center of some significant historic towns including Beaufort, Charleston and Savannah.  As well there are some out of the way places that are fun for day trips from Hilton Head.  We hope this gives you some ideas!

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