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emmababy
02-21-2009, 12:04 PM
We were trading into HHI, and this is the resort that showed up. Anyone stay there?

CarolA
02-21-2009, 01:33 PM
Yes, I have stayed there a lot and my Grandparents used to live there.

It's very big so if you know where you are staying that might help. However, I really enjoy it. There are TONS of bike paths, the beach is very nice and the Beach Club is nice too.

emmababy
02-21-2009, 02:38 PM
we don't know exactly where we are. It is in a 2 bedroom. I was just curious as to the sleeping arrangement. All they could tell us was that it is a 2br with a loft and it could sleep 8.

What are some fun things to do around there? If we want to golf, do we call the courses individually or is there someone at the resort to help us with that? What about the cruises?

CarolA
02-21-2009, 02:43 PM
They didn't tell you the name of the "complex"?

As for golf, I don't have a clue. I don't play.

If your kids are young don't miss the Greg Russell concerts at Harbour Town. Kids love it.

There are evening sunset cruises and day cruises to Savannah from the various harbours around the island.

SusieBea
02-21-2009, 03:22 PM
We have a vacation home in Sea Pines (which we bought after staying at the Disney resort and falling in love with the Island - it's Disney's fault!;) ). You can schedule tee times at any of the three courses at one central number or make a request at the website www.seapines.com. You will want to go to the Harbour Town area where there are shops, a nice playgrouond, and dining. This is a prime area to schedule various cruises. You may also want to go to the South Beach area. Depending on when you go, there may be evening entertainment outside. There are shops, a playground, dining and a marina here as well. This is where you can buy Salty Dog merchandise which you will see everyone wearing. There is also a stable for horse back rides in Sea Pines. Have a good time.

dis-happy
02-21-2009, 03:31 PM
There's also a free trolley you can ride around on. One loop does Harbour Town, Plantation Center and the Beach Club. A different loop goes to South Beach and back from the main parking area.

Crabbing off the pier in Harbour Town is fun.

Not sure what kind of cruises you are interested in, but Greg Russell does the Bubblegum Cruise on Thurs. and Fri. during the summer and it's geared to kids. The Stars and Stripes sailboat cruise is really nice. There's also some dinner cruise and sunset cruise options on the two large boats, one being the Vagabond and the other I can't remember the name.

Tons of other places to golf in Hilton Head besides Sea Pines, you'll want to check out all your options there.

SP has world class tennis facilities too.

emmababy
02-22-2009, 12:56 PM
We have a vacation home in Sea Pines (which we bought after staying at the Disney resort and falling in love with the Island - it's Disney's fault!;) ). You can schedule tee times at any of the three courses at one central number or make a request at the website www.seapines.com. You will want to go to the Harbour Town area where there are shops, a nice playgrouond, and dining. This is a prime area to schedule various cruises. You may also want to go to the South Beach area. Depending on when you go, there may be evening entertainment outside. There are shops, a playground, dining and a marina here as well. This is where you can buy Salty Dog merchandise which you will see everyone wearing. There is also a stable for horse back rides in Sea Pines. Have a good time.


Do we need to make reservations in advance for the dolphin cruises or can you do it when we get there? Is there a company's website to visit that you recommend? Do the restaurants there take reservations or is it first come first serve? Hate to have to wait too long with kids!

emmababy
02-22-2009, 12:58 PM
There's also a free trolley you can ride around on. One loop does Harbour Town, Plantation Center and the Beach Club. A different loop goes to South Beach and back from the main parking area.

Crabbing off the pier in Harbour Town is fun.

Not sure what kind of cruises you are interested in, but Greg Russell does the Bubblegum Cruise on Thurs. and Fri. during the summer and it's geared to kids. The Stars and Stripes sailboat cruise is really nice. There's also some dinner cruise and sunset cruise options on the two large boats, one being the Vagabond and the other I can't remember the name.

Tons of other places to golf in Hilton Head besides Sea Pines, you'll want to check out all your options there.

SP has world class tennis facilities too.


I really want to do a dolphin cruise, the cruises you are talking about sound like fun, where do I find more info on that?

dis-happy
02-22-2009, 01:03 PM
You can make reservations when you get there for the cruises. Each Saturday brings a big influx of tourists for the week so nothing books up sooner than that. Also, forgot to mention they also have para-sailing at HT and kayaking at Southbeach.

Dinner: pick up the big restaurant guide magazine (available everywhere). In it is a list of restuarants that have early bird specials, usually between 5-6 pm. The BEST thing you can do during the summer is eat early. No wait, better prices, and you still have the evening free to go do things before it gets dark. Much better than waiting 2 hours at Crazy Crab at 7 pm (I always feel sorry for those people).

dis-happy
02-22-2009, 01:10 PM
When you arrive, wander down to Harbour Town and take a walk on the pier. There you can see all the different boats and see all the options (big, small, sail, fishing, dinner, etc). The independant boats have signs on them with their schedules and there is also a booth at the beginning of the pier with information on most of the rest. You can also make reservations here.

On all the boat rides you will see dolphins. If you want a fun kid experience do the Bubblegum Cruise. If you want a more up close and personal experience do the Stars and Stripes. You just need to check it all out and see what fits best for you and your family. They are all fun.

Dean
02-22-2009, 02:13 PM
We were trading into HHI, and this is the resort that showed up. Anyone stay there?Per my post on the other thread, there are several complexes involved. Your confirmation should tell you which complex you are in. TUG is a good place to post additional info. I think I've got the contact for the two ladies that were the managers of this complex, don't know if they still are or not. Prior to that they were on the HOA Board one for Spicebush and one for Swallowtail.

emmababy
02-23-2009, 12:15 PM
Per my post on the other thread, there are several complexes involved. Your confirmation should tell you which complex you are in. TUG is a good place to post additional info. I think I've got the contact for the two ladies that were the managers of this complex, don't know if they still are or not. Prior to that they were on the HOA Board one for Spicebush and one for Swallowtail.

My sister asked them the complex name and/or the sleeping layout and they said they didn't know??

Dean
02-23-2009, 05:53 PM
My sister asked them the complex name and/or the sleeping layout and they said they didn't know??It may still be on the confirmation. You can also call the complex itself and ask them.

SusieBea
02-24-2009, 03:37 AM
Do we need to make reservations in advance for the dolphin cruises or can you do it when we get there? Is there a company's website to visit that you recommend? Do the restaurants there take reservations or is it first come first serve? Hate to have to wait too long with kids!

We're currently at Sea Pines. If you'd like, I'll pick up brochures and a Restaurant guide for you.

emmababy
02-24-2009, 08:39 AM
It may still be on the confirmation. You can also call the complex itself and ask them.

I didn't see it on the confirmation, where do we get the phone number?

emmababy
02-24-2009, 08:40 AM
We're currently at Sea Pines. If you'd like, I'll pick up brochures and a Restaurant guide for you.

That would be fantastic!! How do you like it? How are the villas?

dis-happy
02-24-2009, 10:00 AM
That would be fantastic!! How do you like it? How are the villas?

I have to chuckle, as I don't think you realize that Sea Pines isn't a resort place with rooms, but a large gated community at the end of the island with hundreds of houses, villa communities, a couple of hotels. 2 marinas and 4 golf courses. Or, there is no there, there when you ask about the villas at Sea Pines Plantation. Hopefully you'll find out where you are staying (one of the RCI exchanges located in Sea Pines???) and get more details. :)

emmababy
02-24-2009, 12:07 PM
I have to chuckle, as I don't think you realize that Sea Pines isn't a resort place with rooms, but a large gated community at the end of the island with hundreds of houses, villa communities, a couple of hotels. 2 marinas and 4 golf courses. Or, there is no there, there when you ask about the villas at Sea Pines Plantation. Hopefully you'll find out where you are staying (one of the RCI exchanges located in Sea Pines???) and get more details. :)

I realize thet Sea Pines is huge, I have done my research. Dean said the accomodations are like a 30 year old Holiday Inn. When pp said they are currently there, I was curious to how their accomodations are.

We are at Night Heron. We found out that they are going to be remodeled before we get there next year. Who do we call to set up tee times?

Dean
02-24-2009, 01:04 PM
I realize thet Sea Pines is huge, I have done my research. Dean said the accomodations are like a 30 year old Holiday Inn. When pp said they are currently there, I was curious to how their accomodations are.

We are at Night Heron. We found out that they are going to be remodeled before we get there next year. Who do we call to set up tee times?
The number for Night Heron is 843-842-3070. I doubt they'll do the tee times but they may have discount arrangements so I'd call them first. Don't take my reference too literally. I was trying to let you know they are older units in older condo/townhouse sections that are designed for long term guests, not really vacations. How nice or not nice will vary from one unit to another.

White_Sox_Fan
02-24-2009, 01:14 PM
A great way to get tee times is thru Last Minute Tee Times (lmteetimes.com). You call at 7:00 PM for tee times the following day. The prices are good and include cart. A list of the participating courses and fees are on their webpage.

CarolA
02-24-2009, 01:47 PM
I realize thet Sea Pines is huge, I have done my research. Dean said the accomodations are like a 30 year old Holiday Inn. When pp said they are currently there, I was curious to how their accomodations are.

We are at Night Heron. We found out that they are going to be remodeled before we get there next year. Who do we call to set up tee times?

Well, while I generally agree with Dean on this one I don't.

And I don't know how Dean could have told you what your accomodations were like since just two posts earlier you didn't know where you were staying in Sea Pines. :confused3 (Sorry, but you didn't appear to have done your research you told several of us "I don't know where we are staying") You also asked the poster "how was the villa" without asking WHERE in Sea Pines... Once again they may not have ANY relation to where you are staying!


Night Heron is an older area. The are "tree houses" kind of like the new SSR but they are older. Some of the complex is timeshares and some isn't NOT A clue how it got that divided. (My Grandfather owned a one bedroom there for several years) The sleeping /living is up on kind of a "Second" level and there is storage in the "core" that holds the unit up! I have not stayed in one in about 15 years so I don't know what the rennovation status is. My only complaint is that it's close to the Hilton Head Acadamy so during the school year you had a lot of noise from "recess"

As others have pointed out you probably will have to call the golf courses directly to book tee times. Night Heron does not have a "front desk" type arrangement. There are generally discounts avaialble depending on where you play and what time you play. My brother plays various courses every year and tends not to book until he arrives to get the best discounts. If there is a course you ABSOLUTELY must play (Like one of the tournament courses) then I would book that early, but if you are flexible generally supply exceeds demand. (He tells me that early morning tee times also fill up quickly)

emmababy
02-24-2009, 03:41 PM
Well, while I generally agree with Dean on this one I don't.

And I don't know how Dean could have told you what your accomodations were like since just two posts earlier you didn't know where you were staying in Sea Pines. :confused3 (Sorry, but you didn't appear to have done your research you told several of us "I don't know where we are staying") You also asked the poster "how was the villa" without asking WHERE in Sea Pines... Once again they may not have ANY relation to where you are staying!


Night Heron is an older area. The are "tree houses" kind of like the new SSR but they are older. Some of the complex is timeshares and some isn't NOT A clue how it got that divided. (My Grandfather owned a one bedroom there for several years) The sleeping /living is up on kind of a "Second" level and there is storage in the "core" that holds the unit up! I have not stayed in one in about 15 years so I don't know what the rennovation status is. My only complaint is that it's close to the Hilton Head Acadamy so during the school year you had a lot of noise from "recess"

As others have pointed out you probably will have to call the golf courses directly to book tee times. Night Heron does not have a "front desk" type arrangement. There are generally discounts avaialble depending on where you play and what time you play. My brother plays various courses every year and tends not to book until he arrives to get the best discounts. If there is a course you ABSOLUTELY must play (Like one of the tournament courses) then I would book that early, but if you are flexible generally supply exceeds demand. (He tells me that early morning tee times also fill up quickly)


I had researched the area and knew it was a big resort with lots of different types of accomodations. I didn't know where we were staying until today because RCI didn't let us know until today. I was just curious how the pp felt her accomodations were.

Thanks for your information of the Night Heron area. We were given a map of the sea pines area. It looks to be quite far from the Harbourtown area. Is it within walking or is it def a drive to situation?

Dean
02-24-2009, 03:49 PM
Well, while I generally agree with Dean on this one I don't.

And I don't know how Dean could have told you what your accomodations were like since just two posts earlier you didn't know where you were staying in Sea Pines. :confused3 (Sorry, but you didn't appear to have done your research you told several of us "I don't know where we are staying") You also asked the poster "how was the villa" without asking WHERE in Sea Pines... Once again they may not have ANY relation to where you are staying!


Night Heron is an older area. The are "tree houses" kind of like the new SSR but they are older. Some of the complex is timeshares and some isn't NOT A clue how it got that divided. (My Grandfather owned a one bedroom there for several years) The sleeping /living is up on kind of a "Second" level and there is storage in the "core" that holds the unit up! I have not stayed in one in about 15 years so I don't know what the rennovation status is. My only complaint is that it's close to the Hilton Head Acadamy so during the school year you had a lot of noise from "recess"

As others have pointed out you probably will have to call the golf courses directly to book tee times. Night Heron does not have a "front desk" type arrangement. There are generally discounts avaialble depending on where you play and what time you play. My brother plays various courses every year and tends not to book until he arrives to get the best discounts. If there is a course you ABSOLUTELY must play (Like one of the tournament courses) then I would book that early, but if you are flexible generally supply exceeds demand. (He tells me that early morning tee times also fill up quickly)I'm not sure where we disagree but it's cool if we do. The info I provided was based on an overall impression of the Sea Pines Plantation resorts which she already knew as a match in RCI, also known as Sea Pines Villas and before that, the Saturday Villas. The only question was which exact one and then, which unit. They include scattered units in Ketch Court, Night Heron, Plantation Club, Port Villas, Racquet Club, or Twin Oaks. I'm not sure who put them together originally but know the management was taken over by Marriott I believe in 1984 when they bought out the already in development Monarch and the already operating Harbour Pointe. Monarch dropped them at the same time they dropped Spicebush and Swallowtail, both nicer options overall than this group. Previously she had said she wanted Marriott type Quality and I was trying make sure she knew this not in line with the stated expectation. As a group they are fairly similar overall generally built in the 70's and nice but not Marriott nice.

dis-happy
02-24-2009, 05:56 PM
I had researched the area and knew it was a big resort with lots of different types of accomodations. I didn't know where we were staying until today because RCI didn't let us know until today. I was just curious how the pp felt her accomodations were.

Thanks for your information of the Night Heron area. We were given a map of the sea pines area. It looks to be quite far from the Harbourtown area. Is it within walking or is it def a drive to situation?


If Night Heron is near HH Academy as CarolA stated (it's one place I'm not familiar with, as opposed to Night Heron at Kiawah), then you will want to drive or bike to Harbour Town. The distance is approx. 2+ miles. You could also walk half the distance to the Beach Club or the golf course and grab the trolley from there. Glad you've done your research and hope you have a nice time.

CarolA
02-24-2009, 07:27 PM
If Night Heron is near HH Academy as CarolA stated (it's one place I'm not familiar with, as opposed to Night Heron at Kiawah), then you will want to drive or bike to Harbour Town. The distance is approx. 2+ miles. You could also walk half the distance to the Beach Club or the golf course and grab the trolley from there. Glad you've done your research and hope you have a nice time.

Night Heron is just inside the Ocean Gate entrance. Come in that gate and take the first right and it's back in there.

(I am fairly comfortable with that end of Sea Pines because the first house my Grandparents owned was over there. That was WELL before the Lighthouse made an appearance! LOL!)

I will agree that it's not going to be easy to get walk to Harbour Town from there.

I forgot that there is a pool onsight at that complex too. It's not a Disney pool... No theme or slide LOL!

You can walk across N Sea Pines Dr (I think that's the name) to the beach and it's an easy walk.

dis-happy
02-24-2009, 07:56 PM
Night Heron is just inside the Ocean Gate entrance. Come in that gate and take the first right and it's back in there.

(I am fairly comfortable with that end of Sea Pines because the first house my Grandparents owned was over there. That was WELL before the Lighthouse made an appearance! LOL!)

I will agree that it's not going to be easy to get walk to Harbour Town from there.

I forgot that there is a pool onsight at that complex too. It's not a Disney pool... No theme or slide LOL!

You can walk across N Sea Pines Dr (I think that's the name) to the beach and it's an easy walk.


Thanks for the point of reference. The only villas I knew of that fit that description were the ones on Deer Island. It must have been neat to stay there back then, I know Greg Russell has mentioned being on HH when there were no stop lights on the island! Must have been nice....

CarolA
02-24-2009, 08:01 PM
Thanks for the point of reference. The only villas I knew of that fit that description were the ones on Deer Island. It must have been neat to stay there back then, I know Greg Russell has mentioned being on HH when there were no stop lights on the island! Must have been nice....

The one bedrooms in this complex are very much like the ones on Deer Island. The two bedrooms are bigger I think!

IT was a neat place to spend summers growing up! Much much smaller feeling place back then

Dean
02-24-2009, 08:20 PM
Try this Map of Sea Pines (http://www.hhidirect.com/images/sea_pines_map_5.jpg) . There are no 1 BR in the SP Plantation Villas timeshares, only 2 and 3 BR units. From a beach standpoint they are in about the best location possible, otherwise for Sea Pines itself, they are about as far away from anything as you can get.

SusieBea
02-25-2009, 02:29 AM
That would be fantastic!! How do you like it? How are the villas?


If you send me your address via private message, I'll mail some brochures to you.

Our place is in Lake Forest villas which is near the front gate and the forest preserve. It's kind of slow here this time of year, but that's OK with us.

You're getting very accurate info about Night Heron. It will be an easy walk to the beach and close to the Beach Club as well.

emmababy
02-25-2009, 09:09 AM
Thanks so much for all of your info! I knew I would find very knowledgeable people and opinions here on the dis!! This trading stuff is all a little confusing. I am so looking forward to HHI, thanks to all of you!!

Dean
02-25-2009, 05:36 PM
Thanks so much for all of your info! I knew I would find very knowledgeable people and opinions here on the dis!! This trading stuff is all a little confusing. I am so looking forward to HHI, thanks to all of you!!Let us know how it all works out.