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Plan an unforgettable Hilton Head Island family vacation at Palmetto Dunes. Situated in the heart of the island, this lovely community offers three miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beachfront and an 11-mile lagoon where you can kayak or canoe amongst 40 different species of birds and fish. Shelter Cove Community Park plays host to an eclectic lineup of year-round events, such as the Hilton Head Oyster Festival, holiday festivities, 5k runs, movie nights, sunset celebration concerts, summer jams and more. A fantastic playground, beautiful walking paths, quiet picnic areas and unforgettable ocean views make it fun for the whole family.
Three renowned Palmetto Dunes golf courses appeal to both novices and pros. You’ll find one of the two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island at the popular Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront course. The George Fazio course is considered by many to be one of the island’s most challenging public courses, while the Arthur Hills course features a network of lagoons and the historic Hilton Head Range Light Station.
A recreational cyclist’s paradise, Palmetto Dunes has five miles of paved pathways, surrounded by gorgeous terrain, and three miles of beach biking. The paths connect at various points to the almost 50 miles of paved public pathways and nature trails that wind around Hilton Head Island.
The shoppers in your group will find that Shelter Cove Harbour does not disappoint. Designed in a Mediterranean waterfront village style, it’s a perfect place to shop for everything from the latest fashions to fine art to trinkets and treasures that will remind you of your Hilton Head Island vacation long after it’s over.
Choose from a range of inviting Palmetto Dunes vacation rentals, including oceanfront, pet friendly, and homes with pools. You’ll quickly find that Palmetto Dunes is the ideal spot for your Hilton Head Island getaway.Read More
Palmetto Dunes Amenities
Located in the heart of Hilton Head Island and lined with stretches of stunning beaches and meandering lagoons, Palmetto Dunes is a world-famous resort packed with plentiful amenities and features. Consistently ranked as one of the top resorts in the nation by magazines such as Forbes and Travel+Leisure, Palmetto Dunes truly offers something for everyone to enjoy while on vacation along the South Carolina coastline.
Sports fans will love hitting drives down the fairways of three world-class golf courses or logging some serious court time at the expansive 23-court Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will find that the 11-mile lagoon system teems with wildlife, and exploration by kayak or canoe offers a different perspective of the area's natural beauty. And, of course, anyone can enjoy relaxing on the soothing sands and feeling the gentle ocean breezes on the Island's beautiful beaches.
Beach lovers stop by The Dunes House on the beach. The Dunes House is a public access beach facility located midway down the three-mile stretch of beach. A perfect home base for a family day on the beach, it features a restaurant with a full lunch and dinner menu, a beachfront deck, restrooms and parking for resort guests.
For even more family fun, guests can take Wyndham Vacation Rentals' courtesy shuttle to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina to enjoy attractions and entertainment, including colorful fireworks during HarbourFest every Tuesday night throughout summer. Eclectic shops and boutiques are sprinkled throughout the area, pleasing bargain hunters and shopaholics alike. Or, families can drop anchor at the Dunes House facility to enjoy delicious dining on the beachfront deck.Read More
Arts & Culture
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina offers relaxed fun for everyone. It’s a great place to grab a bite, do some shopping, and check in with King Neptune.
Shelter Cove Harbour
Enjoy excellent waterfront dining and shopping in a laid-back atmosphere at Hilton Head Island’s largest marina. This Mediterranean-style village offers everything from French fare to Italian specialties to delectable baked goods. Chic boutiques, fine art galleries, and unique home and garden finds are just a taste of what’s in store for shoppers.
King Neptune at Shelter Cove Harbour
The world’s largest figurative sundial, the King Neptune statue, is 12 feet tall with a 26-foot wide circular base ringed in numbers. The shadow of King Neptune’s trident indicates the time. This iconic bronze statue has been welcoming visitors to Shelter Cove Harbour since 1983.
Tours & Attractions near Palmetto Dunes
So much to do, so little time! Be sure to hit these Hilton Head Island highlights during your Palmetto Dunes vacation.
Dolphin Seafari offers memory-making family fun. Popular outings include: Dolphin Tours, Donuts with Dolphins, Fireworks Tour, and Find the Mermaid Tours. Be sure to bring your camera and your sense of adventure.
Coastal Discovery Museum
The gorgeous 68-acre Honey Horn property is home to the Coastal Discovery Museum. Explore the natural history and unique cultural heritage of the Lowcountry as you wander amongst the extensive trails, gardens, live oaks and butterfly enclosure.
Fishing Boat Charter
Experienced, knowledgeable fishing captains set sail from Shelter Cove Marina and will happily customize your Atlantic Ocean outing to suit your needs. If you prefer to fish in the waters just off Hilton Head Island, be sure to check out the inshore/near-water fishing charter options.
Golf, Tennis & Recreation at Palmetto Dunes
Take advantage of unparalleled golf and tennis facilities and instruction during your stay in Palmetto Dunes. Water lovers will find plenty of adventure at Shelter Cove Marina.
Fodor’s Golf Digest Places to Play rated each of our three courses four stars or higher. Choose from the oceanfront Robert Trent Jones course, the challenging George Fazio course, or the shot-maker’s favorite, the Arthur Hills course. Each offers an outstanding golf experience in a stunning Lowcountry setting.
The award-winning Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center promises a fun and challenging environment for players of all skill levels. If offers 26 clay courts, six of which are lit for night play and five of which are junior/POP Tennis specific. Expert instruction is provided by a friendly, enthusiastic staff.
There’s no shortage of water sports and activities in Palmetto Dunes. Kayaks, catamarans, stand up paddleboarding, water skiing, sport crabbing, sightseeing and nature sails, and more are all available from the docks of Shelter Cove Marina.Read More
Golf Courses at Palmetto Dunes
Three championship golf courses designed by the biggest names in the business are, without a doubt, the centerpiece of Palmetto Dunes resort. Breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean make the Robert Trent Jones Course picturesque and peaceful. Both beautiful and challenging, the rolling hills and 10 waterfront holes of the Arthur Hills Course yield scenic views, while its off-balance lies keep golfers on their toes. The par-70 George Fazio Course, which consistently ranks among the top 100 golf courses in the nation, presents a challenge for even experienced golfers.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers discounted golf rates at these three great courses for our guests. Contact us ahead of time to help book tee times, so you can be sure to experience golfing in Hilton Head Island on the gorgeous greens of these Palmetto Dunes courses.
Robert Trent Jones Course
Recently completely renovated, was rated among the best courses in the Southeast by readers of Golf Week magazine. Its signature hole, the par-five 10th, offers a sweeping and breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. This stellar hole has the distinction of being one of only two oceanfront holes on Hilton Head Island.
George Fazio Course
Regarded by many golfers as the island's most challenging championship course. Designed by famed golf architect George Fazio, it is ranked among America's top 100 courses and stands apart as the only par-70 course on this island in South Carolina.
Arthur Hills Course
This course offers a careful blend of beauty and challenge. Built on a series of rolling dunes, the Arthur Hills Course presents many opportunities for off-balance lies. Stands of palm trees and palmettos line the graceful fairway. Ocean breezes add to the challenge. The importance of precision play is amplified by 10 holes on the water.
Palmetto Dunes Discounted Golf
As a Wyndham Vacation Rentals guest, you will receive exclusive savings at these fantastic golfing locations. Call 1-877-280-1579 to book your stay, and arrange your ideal Hilton Head golf vacation!Read More
Tennis Courts at Palmetto Dunes
Tennis players are encouraged to pack their racquets and bring their best game for a Palmetto Dunes vacation in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Leading industry publication Tennis Resorts Online rated Palmetto Dunes as #13 in the world on their list of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts & Camps for 2015.
Boasting an impressive 23 clay tennis courts and two Nova'Pro-Bounce courts, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center is perfect for beach vacationers that are also serious about their tennis game. Visitors can even enjoy the beach by day and tennis by night, as there are eight lighted tennis courts for night play. Led by a helpful and energetic staff, the instructional program at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center is consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the nation. Plus, a full schedule of court times, round-robins and tournaments keep things exciting.
Guests of Wyndham Vacation Rentals enjoy free or discounted tennis at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, call a member of our staff today to start planning your tennis vacation at Palmetto Dunes.Read More
Wyndham Vacation Rentals Privileges is your passport to even more fun and excitement on Hilton Head Island. Through our Privileges program, we are pleased to offer our guests benefits at a number of shows, restaurants and attractions. Simply stop by one of the Wyndham Vacation Rentals check-in offices to pick up your Privileges card during your stay, and present it at any of the participating area businesses.Read More
A Perfect Partnership
We've all heard the saying, "You get what you pay for," but with Wyndham Vacation Rentals, you get more. Much more.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals is the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business. As part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, more property owners trust Wyndham Vacation Rentals to market, manage, and maintain their rental properties in the U.S. than any other professional vacation rental management company. Our commitment is to help our homeowners maximize their property's income potential and provide an overall relaxing experience for you and future rental guests.
Wyndham Vacation Rentals at Palmetto Dunes Resort continually strives to make your homeowner experience one of individual attention and professionalism and to help your property realize its full investment potential. We pride ourselves on having a local team with global support, making us the best of both worlds and the perfect partner to manage your vacation rental. The high standards to which we hold our people and our properties form the basis of our Vacation Rental Bill of Rights® — a list of six key commitments that every traveler can expect when booking a vacation rental stay with us.
Our goal is to drive your revenue further by creating a strategic marketing plan. Through this plan we will enhance your bookings and generate the results you expect by optimizing distribution channels. In other words, our marketing doesn't start and stop here. We proudly and successfully partner with several other distribution channels and maintain your property there as well—putting more money in your pocket.
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Our success as a property management company begins with the trust our owners place with us. We work hard to help our owners get the most value possible from their rentals. Our fantastic team of detail-driven staff takes personal pride in inspecting, managing, and maintaining each property.
If you've got a property at Palmetto Dunes Resort and you're looking for personal service, powerful marketing, and exceptional property management, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you.
Contact our local local Business Development representative, Kimberly Morris, to join our program or for any additional information or questions that you may have. To learn more about Wyndham Vacation Rentals property management program on Hilton Head Island, visit HHIPropertyManagement.com.
- Sea Pines
- Palmetto Dunes
- Forest Beach
- Folly Field
- Singleton Beach
21 Executive Park Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
What are your office hours?
We are open 7 days a week and are in the office Monday–Saturday 9AM – 5PM EST, and Sundays from 10:00 AM–4:00 PM EST.
How do I check-in?
If you have already received your keys or keyless code, please feel free to go straight to your rental property after 4:00 p.m. If you did not receive your check-in packet in the mail; please stop by our Welcome Center on the day of your arrival. Please note that the keyless code for your vacation rental will not be activated until 4:00 p.m.
When / how will I receive my welcome packet?
After we receive your full payment and a signed contract you will be mailed a welcome packet which includes your keys or keyless code, parking passes, and welcome information one to two weeks prior to arrival. If your reservation is closer to time and you will not receive the packet in time, we will hold it for you at our local office for you to pick up at arrival.
Where do we check-in?
Our office is located on the South end of the island at 21 Executive Park Rd. Should you arrive after hours (office hours vary by season) your check-in packet will be stored in a convenient lock box at our Welcome Center ― located just to the right of our front door. Please review your final confirmation letter for the lock box access code.
Can I get an early check-in and late check-out?
Unfortunately, we do not allow early check-ins or late check-outs as we want to make sure that the rental property is prepared for the next arrival.
What amenities are provided for us at our vacation rental?
For your convenience, we will provide you with a “starter supply” to help jump start your vacation. Each property will be supplied with the following:
KITCHEN - Dishwashing Liquid • Dishwasher Detergent • One Roll of Paper Towels • Two Dish Towels •Two Dish Cloths • One Trash Bag
BEDROOM - All beds will be dressed with fresh linens. For properties with sleeper sofas, the sofa bed linens will be bagged and located on the sofa bed or nearby closet. Extra linens are available by request for an additional charge.
BATHROOM - Bath Soap • Shampoo • Conditioner • Body Lotion • Tissues • Toilet Tissue • Two Bath Towels* • One Hand Towel* • One Wash Cloth
*Bathroom linen - per person per maximum occupancy
Are beach towels and chairs included?
No, we suggest bringing to your own or renting locally. For a list of local business & special savings, please check out our Privileges Program which offers guests over 100 discounts across the island!
What kind of parking will be available at my vacation rental?
Depending on the rental, many properties have on-site parking. Whether it be a private driveway or a complex parking lot, you should have enough room for your party. As a reminder, none of these gated communities, complexes and homes permit boats, boat trailers, motorhomes, commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, motored scooters, buses, mini-buses pull behinds and rooftop cargo or storage racks (i.e. Kayaks, Canoes, Bikes, etc.)
Do you need car passes to enter the gated communities?
Numerous complexes and gated communities on Hilton Head Island such as Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes, and Shipyard require you to display a car pass at all times. The requested number of gate passes will be included in your check-in packet and will be only valid for the community in which you are staying. Please note that the number of car passes are limited based on property size. You can purchase a daily pass into Sea Pines for a small fee.
Do all your properties have free pool heat?
Some private homes offer pools that are able to be heated during Fall and Spring for an additional fee. Please call your local Vacation Specialist for the details regarding your specific vacation rental. Pool heat must be set up at least 14 days in advance.
Do all properties have a laundry room?
All properties have laundry access whether it is private or communal.
Do all of your vacation rentals have a private or complex grill?
Many rental properties do have grills but please feel free to contact your local Vacation Specialist to confirm the details regarding your unit.
Do you offer dog-friendly vacation rentals?
We do have a handful of dog-friendly accommodations year-round. Before bringing your dog, please check with a Vacation Specialist in advance regarding availability and/or restrictions and fees that apply. Please visit the Town of Hilton Head's website for details and hours of when dogs are permitted on the beach.
What are the special rules on Hilton Head Island during turtle hatching season?
For those staying in oceanfront homes and villas between the months of May to October — please turn off all outdoor lighting and shut all blinds. This will ensure that nesting sea turtles will not be disturbed.
What types of wildlife will I find on Hilton Head Island?
Hilton Head Island is a naturally beautiful environment along with an abundance of wildlife, including birds, deer, turtles, dolphins and alligators. Children and adults should use extreme caution around the edges of any waterways, as alligators may be hiding. In addition, there are many small critters such as snakes, palmetto bugs, cockroaches, and spiders. Please do not be alarmed if these “critters” occasionally wind up inside as they are attracted to damp, cool areas. Please do not feed alligators or any other wildlife that you may encounter.
Where can I rent bikes and baby equipment?
We highly recommend LowSea Bike, Beach, & Baby Rental! They always do a wonderful job at taking reservations in advance and will deliver bikes prior to your arrival.
Are there bike racks?
Yes, almost every property and business on the island provides bike racks nearby.
Where do you recommend to Golf on Hilton Head Island?
If you're having trouble choosing which green to play while on vacation at Hilton Head Island, it's no wonder why. With a variety of courses including 30 signature championship courses designed by the top names in golf, Hilton Head Island is nothing short of a golfer's paradise. Check out some of our local golf discounts on our Privileges Program!
Does Hilton Head Island have specific beach rules that we need to be aware of?
To check out rules and regulations on fishing, first aid, and prohibited items on Hilton Head’s beaches, please check out http://www.hiltonheadisland.com/beaches/beach-information/.
Can you recommend a good seafood restaurant?
With so many wonderful local seafood restaurants around, it's hard for our team to recommend just one. Take a look at our Privileges Program to view some of our top picks with great discounts!
What airports are close by?
Hilton Head Airport – 9 minutes away
Savannah/Hilton Head International – 57 minutes away
Charleston Airport – 2 hours away
Are there rental car companies on the island?
Yes, there are car rentals here on the island and multiple car rental locations at all three airports listed above.
Do you offer travel insurance?
Wyndham offers Travel Protection Insurance, which can help during unforeseen circumstances that may interrupt your travel plans. It is strongly recommended because this benefit can protect you in case you have to cancel within the contract deadlines or if there is a mandatory hurricane evacuation (see contract for more details). RedSky Travel Insurance
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation of reservation less than 60 days prior to arrival for homes and 30 days prior to arrival for villas will result in the loss of all funds. Trip Insurance is highly recommended and may be purchased through WVR HHI. Any changes to an existing reservation must occur 60 days prior to arrival for homes and 30 days prior to arrival for villas. Cancellations greater than 60 days prior to arrival for homes or 30 days prior to arrival for villas will result in a cancellation fee of 8.5% of the rental rate plus reservation fee. Extended stays (greater than 27 nights) have a 90 day policy.Read More