Hello all. My husband and I are going to Hilton Head for our anniversary and we have decided to stay in the Palmetto Dunes area over Sea Pines because of the beach. However, we are having difficulties deciding where to stay. The Marriott hotel is booked, so we are looking at condos. Our priorities are: 1) good view of the beach with easy, close walking access; 2) good pool and hot tub access, but we don't want to be right near them b/c we like napping so we want a quiet area; 3) nice unit, hopefully one that is newer or has been renovated recently.
Right now, based on availability, we are considering: 1) 110 Barrington Court (note, not Barrington Arms), which is what was recommended when I called the reservations line. It sounds like it is close to the beach, but a little concerned about being on the first floor, with regards to both noise and the view; 2) 5307 Hampton Place, which looks like a beautiful unit, but we can't figure out where it is located and so what the view and beach access would be like; and 3) one of the Marriott Vacation Club timeshare units. It looks like the Marriott SurfWatch is the one that is in the area that we want, but hard to say for sure since there are so many. The main downside to this is that since we aren't timeshare owners, we just get whatever unit they stick us in, with no say in the view or location within the development. Plus it seems like it is going to be more expensive. However, they look nice and it seems like you maybe get housekeeping services, which we would like, which you don't get with the Palmetto Dunes Villas.
Any advice and/or information about these places would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!