For more than 50 years, Sea Pines has been the premiere planned
community on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The man originally
behind Sea Pines, Charles Fraser, is said to have invented and revolutionized
the modern American resort. It is renowned not only for its excellent
resort accommodations, world-class golf and tennis facilities, and
family-friendly vacation experiences, but also for its dedication
to the preservation of the surrounding ecology. Sea Pines has set
the standard for luxury resorts in America, and will continue to
do so for years to come.
When choosing a vacation rental property in Sea Pines, there are a few
things to consider. Sea Pines Rental homes are considered Oceanfront if they are
directly on and facing the beach, and will have their own private beachwalk.
Sea Pines Rental properties that are “oceanside” have shared beachwalks
to the beach, and are usually listed by row. For example, 2nd row rental
homes are directly behind Oceanfront homes, and a 3rd row rental will
be the third house from the ocean. An “oceanside” beachhouse
is not only close to the beach, but there are no streets or busy roads
to cross. The further the property is from the beach, the lower the
rental rate will be. Some people prefer villa rentals in Sea Pines because
they can rent oceanfront or very close to the beach, for a much lower
price than a home with similar proximity to the beach. Our Sea Pines vacation
rentals are all furnished, with kitchens, and have fresh linens for
your arrival. During the summer, rentals are from Saturday to Saturday.
Families can find comfort in a private rental home or villa, instead
of multiple hotel rooms.
Spend your vacation in one of our many luxurious Sea Pines rentals within Sea Pines Plantation. Our vacation rental homes, condominiums, and villas are close to everything there is to see, do, and experience. We offer rentals ranging from two to seven bedrooms. Find the perfect rental for you and your family on one of our Sea Pines rentals pages. Find the oceanfront property you’re looking for on our Oceanfront homes and villas page, or something ocean oriented in Sea Pines.
Hilton Head Island is only 45 miles from Savannah, Georgia. Sea Pines is located on the southern tip of the Island; the resort spans 5,000 oceanfront acres and occupies a full third of the Island. Of these, 1,300 acres of Sea Pines are devoted to parks, forests, and other natural beauties. Sea Pines features five miles of pristine beaches, and over twenty miles of bike paths and nature trails. Sea Pines is readily accessible by two airports- Hilton Head regional, and Savannah international.
Sea Pines Resort set precedence by being the first resort to be developed with the ecosytem in mind. Sea Pines was designed to have minimal impact on the surrounding wilderness and wildlife to preserve the natural beauty of Hilton Head Island for its visitors. The resort features a 605-acre forest preserve as well as 700 additional acres of parks, marshes, maritime forests and other natural reserves. All of the buildings and signs at the Sea Pines Resort are designed to blend in with the natural habitat surrounding them; no building is higher than the tallest trees on the resort.
Attractions and Services
The Sea Pines Resort complex features a total of four golf courses-
three public, and one private. Sea Pines prides itself on its award-winning
golf courses- Harbor Town Golf Links was voted the #1 golf course
in South Carolina, as well as one of the top twenty courses in the
country by both Golf Digest and Golf weekly. It has also been the
site of the PGA’s annual Verizon Heritage Tournament for the
past 36 years. Sea Marsh course, which opens in September of 2007,
is being designed and constructed by the legendary course architect
Pete Dye. Ocean Course, the oldest golf course on Hilton Head Island,
presents scenic ocean views.
Sea Pines Resort has long been considered to have some of the best tennis
facilities in the country. The Sea Pines racquet club, run by former
U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith, features 23 clay courts,
an 1,800 seat stadium court, and a full-service pro shop. The Sea Pines
racquet club runs a full schedule of round robins, mixers, and open
court times to ensure that the tennis enthusiast is fully satisfied.
Tennis players can hone their skills with programs offered by USPTA-certified
The natural beauty of Hilton Head Island is arguably one of the largest draws of The Sea Pines Resort. The resort works to maintain the delicate balance between Sea Pines’ inhabitants and the surrounding environment. Opportunities to discover and explore the wilderness, and interact with the wildlife are plentiful. Sea Pines’ EcoTours include beach walks, hay rides, bike tours, kayak excursions, stargazing, and much more. During the loggerhead turtle search, guests can learn about the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle, their habits, and ongoing preservation efforts. The Audubon bird sanctuary on the Island includes more than 350 different species of birds and is another valued attraction the Sea Pines Resort offers. Other known wildlife on and around the Island include deer, alligators, sea turtles and dolphins.
The resort grounds have more than 20 different restaurants and eateries,
offering a wide range of cuisine. Dining options range from higher-end
restaurants, such as the Harbor Town Grill, which overlooks the 9th
hole of the famous Harbor Town Golf Links course, to bakeries, cafes,
bars and ice cream shops.
Harbour Town, Sea Pines Center, and South Beach Marina offer restaurants
and boutiques, specialty shops, and art galleries featuring classical
paintings and Island-themed crafts.
The Sea Pines Resort features a full-service spa. Le Spa offers
both spa and salon services including luxurious pedicures, manicures,
facials and body massages.
Youth activities at Sea Pines are available for kids of all ages. The
Fun for Kids! Summer day camp gives kids ages 4-12 the opportunity to
have fun with swimming, bowling, arts and crafts, dolphin discovery
cruises, and much more. Teens can enjoy the Dive-In movie at the Harbor
Town Pool, or explore the Island’s marshlands with Kayak Discovery.
Families can take part in any of the plentiful Family Fun activities,
including sand-dollar painting, hemp crafts, scrap booking, and many
more exciting activities that the entire family can enjoy.
Directions and Transportation
Car rentals and shuttles are available at both airports that serve Hilton Head. Sea Pines resort is 45 minutes from Savannah / Hilton Head International airport, and 15 minutes from Hilton Head regional.
From I-95 take exit 8, and follow Highway 278 East for 20 miles to reach Hilton Head Island. Once on the Island, take the Cross Island Parkway to the traffic circle, and turn onto Greenwood drive. You will then enter Sea Pines through the main Sea Pines guard gate by using your guest pass.