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About The Owners Mike & Lori Rowen

We first visited Sea Pines in Hilton Head in the early 1990's, had a wonderful time.  We loved the beauty, uncrowded beaches, great restaurants, 15 miles of bike trails, the ability to easily ride bikes on the beach, and the large wooded lots all of the houses sit on which was unlike every other beach town we ever visited.  We began thinking that one day we may retire there.  In 2009 we purchased our 1st rental home in Sea Pines (10 Royal Tern in Sea Pines) with the intent that one day we would stop renting and retire there.  


We initially used a local property manager to handle all marketing, contracting, payments and management of our home.  Over time we began listing our home on rent-by-owner vacation rental websites (e.g. VRBO, Homeaway and Trip Advisor) where we offered our home at lower rates by passing along savings from property manager commissions.  A few years later the vacation rental websites began charging service fees to guests so we created our first website and began handling contracts and payments to give returning guests the ability to avoid these service fees by reserving directly on our website.  

In 2017 we purchased 7 Black Duck and sold our 2nd row home.   Since then we have been pursuing significant renovations during winter off seasons to continually provide a better vacation for our guests.  We maintain an ongoing dialogue with our guests leading up to and during their stay in our home, and strive to make our home the best it can be for our guests.  Each year we have more returning guests than the prior year which we believe is due to our focus to provide a superior vacation experience for our guests.

About 7 Black Duck Road, LLC

We recognize that guests who have not previously rented our home may have concerns about fraud when renting directly via our website.