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Spinnaker at Shipyard
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boston uk
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A idealic holiday retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

Had a brilliant week at Southwinds Spinnaker Resort. Stayed in a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom house backing onto a pond. Lots of fish, turtles and a couple of 4 ft alligators in the pond for company. We were 20 mtrs from the lovely warm clean pool and hot tub area. This also had 2 gas barbeques which we made use of. The House was really nice, large, clean and user friendly. Shipyard is a gated community situated within a large wooded area. All the homes and areas are lovely. There is a 27 hole golf course on site which is really nice although not challenging. The Van De Meer tennis centre also. Played tennis also on good well maintained courts. The bicycles provided are useful as there are lots of riding paths in the area and also down to the beach. The beach is very lovely. Clean white sand, warm water , beach patrol and provided chairs and shades ($15 per day). The smokehouse is a good restaurant for ribs. A must is the south beach Salty Dog cafe and Wreak of the slaty dog restaurant. Take a kayak out for couple of hours from Shelter cove or a Dolphin boat tour. Honey Horn Plantation is a nice afternoon out. Sea Pines Plantation is a lovely area also as is Harbour Town. Go up the lighthouse for $6 to see the area. Go to Savannah for a least a day trip, although you wont see it all in one day. It is a really interesting city. Take a Trolley bus tour and hop on and off at your leisure... The architecture is wonderful as is some of the food one River Street.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2009

We stayed at Spinnaker Shipyard from May 16-23 through an RCI Exchange. Let me add, I dont think we could have had worse weather. It rained or was cloudy/overcast 75% of our stay. Our townhouse had 2 BR's, 2.5 Baths, and was roomy/fully furnished. We were really impressed with the size of the townhouse! I think they are 1200 some odd square feet. The townhome overlooked a large lagoon that had alligators, turtles, fish, etc. We used the outdoor pool/hot tub on only 2 occasions, and the beach only for a day. To note, Shipyard Beach Club is about a 10 minute bike ride from Spinnaker, or about a 2-3 minute drive. We didnt golf because RCI Exchanges dont come with free golf; just free bikes for the week. Most golf on HHI will run you $60-80 for 18 holes, and I am not sure that includes a cart. My wife and I went to the Beaufort Airshow, Savannah, GA , Tybee Island, GA, and Parris Island. I would highly suggest taking the 45 minute drive to Savannah. Walking up and down River Street was a cool experience. Savannah does have some history, but we arent exactly history buffs. We also rode our bikes on several occasions. HHI is full of people on bikes because it is quite the experience. We even rode on the beach down around South Forest Beach. We had wonderful dinners at The Smokehouse, San Miguel's, and the Sea Shack. We shopped at Bi-Lo prior to checking in, so we normally ate breakast and lunch at the townhouse. We also cooked dinner a few nights when we didnt feel like doing the restaurant thing. Obviously you can save A LOT of money if you buy food and eat in the majority of the time. Overall the trip was great, but we had a few issues that came up. One, RMC Guest Services were very persistent about getting us on a timeshare presentation/sales pitch. I believe they called 5 times, and that was after us telling them not to call back after the 2nd time. Two, we had some issues with insects in the townhome. It says they come once a month, but the latest visit happened in March 2009. Three, the wireless internet was difficult to use because it would kick you off and prompt to enter the assigned password. The connection just wasnt that great. We do plan on returning in the future, with the hopes of better weather to enjoy!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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NewYork
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2009

First of all read nakd's review above. There is confusion about the name. We stayed in Spinnaker at Shipyard.
Beautiful 2-bedroom, 2 floor townhouse. Both bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Full kitchen with everything you need to eat in. Full size washer and dryer in unit. Half bath on ground floor. TV w/ DVD.
Now for you golfers. Free green fees on 4 great courses for 4 people a day. Can you say foursome? You have to pay $32 each a round for carts, which I thought was a little steep, but even so you save a ton of money. What we saved on golf paid for the vacation.
Maid service is extra so travel with your neatest golf buddies. I
only scratched the surface of amenites. Frankly besides eating, playing golf and sleeping we didn't do much else.
Of all the RCI exchanges I have made this is by far the nicest place I have stayed. I have no idea how this is only a Silver Star resort. Read some of my other reviews on alleged Gold Star resorts. Sometimes I think they just throw darts at a board.

  • Liked — More than a vacation unit. You could live in this unit year round.
  • Disliked — No daily maid service.
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2008

Loved it there. Had a great 2 bedroom townhouse on the golf course. Had to bike ride to the beach though. If you drive you have to park very early. Pool was very close. Had baby alligators in the pond behind the townhouse.

Stayed June 2006
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2007

First, be careful when looking at reviews of this, as there is a difference btwn. Spinnaker at Shipyard and the Spinnaker Resorts (Waterside, Erget Point, The Cottages, Soutwind II, Carolina Club). The actual resort called Spinnaker is a timeshare property w/rentals manageged through RMC. They include free greens fees (not free golf, carts aren't included) at Port Royal and Shipyard and free tennis at Van Der Meer. On to the review, this place was wonderful! I had so much trouble finding any information prior, so I was a bit nervous. But, they were great. There are two bedrooms, the master has a large, wonderful bathroom, with a very big marble jacuzzi tub. Our deck overlooked the Brigantine Golf Course, with a nice table and gorgeous views of golf, owls, alligators, etc. The kitchen was huge and gourmet! Very fun to cook in. We had the greatest time having our morning coffee, watching golfers from our deck/patio, or, cooking dinner, then having dinner and wine outside as well. The pool was very clean, not too crowded, plenty of chairs. The hot tub was also great, we enjoyed that most nights! Two free bikes are also included and Spinnaker is a quick two minute bike-ride to the beach. I would highly recommend Spinnaker! I know there isn't a lot of information on this place, so, feel free to contact me if you have specific questions...

  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2006

Wonderful accomodations and workers! Great vacation!

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Indy, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2006

Just wanted to inform readers that the Spinnaker Condos are newly referbished and in great shape. Everything was in new like condition. The only draw back was the distance to the beach. We drove or rode our bikes to get there.
We had two 19 year old boys with us and they had a wonderful time. They enjoyed the band playing on the beach daily. They mentioned how friendly everyone was.
The only draw back on our trip was the traffic once you left your plantation...it seemed busy almost all of the time.

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Property: Spinnaker at Shipyard
Address: 10 Barcelona Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6306
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Spinnaker at Shipyard 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These spacious NON-SMOKING villas feature:sleeping maximum of 6 peoplefree daily Greens Fees * for up to 4 daily at Shipyard Golf Clubdaily tennis* at Van Der Meer Racquet Clubtwo free bicyclesfree wireless internet and free local and long distance callson-site pool and tennis courtsliving room features 36" screen cable television/DVD, stereo system, sleeper sofa, half bath and large picture windows dining room that seats 6 peoplelarge, well-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast counterlarge private decks for outside dining with great lagoon and golf views .full size washer and dryerking size bed, high ceilings and ceiling fan, cable television/DVD player and window seat in master bedroomgranite countertops, jetted tub, glass shower stall, high ceilings with skylights and double vanity in the master bath second bedroom has two twin beds, cable television/DVD player and private bath with tub/showersupervised children’s activities in season and pool party with live entertainment* Free Greens Fees and tennis at Van Der Meer Racquet Club are available to Hilton Head Accommodations rental guests only. ... more   less 
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