Check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out time is 10am. Our home utilizes a key-less entry system so you can proceed directly to our home and begin your vacation. Your key-less entry door code will be sent to you via email 4-7 days prior to your arrival. Early check-in is possible if the prior guest is not checking out the day of your arrival. You can check our calendar on this website to determine if this is the case, and if so, please send me an early check-in request email a few days before your arrival so I can edit the door lock code to become enabled prior to 4pm. If a guest is checking out the day of your arrival it is not possible to coordinate early check-in. You can park in our driveway prior to 4pm and hang out by the pool or grab a beach chair and hit the beach, but please don't bring luggage or groceries inside the home before the cleaners complete their work.
Vehicles entering Sea Pines are required to pay a fee at the gate or display a vehicle pass. Gate passes can be purchased at either Sea Pines gate for $8 per day or $22 per week. Make sure to tell the guard you are staying at 7 Black Duck to get the $22 weekly rate (non-guest rate is $32/week).
NOTE: Motorcycles, RV's and trailers are not allowed to enter Sea Pines. Additionally passenger vans or pickup trucks with logos or writing on their sides will need to be parked inside the garages or covered up while being parked in the driveway since all forms of vehicle advertising is prohibited to be parked inside Sea Pines overnight.
Our driveway has the capacity to park up to 8 cars, plus the garage can handle an additional vehicle. If your group has a large SUV's or trucks you may not be able to park 9 vehicles on our property. Sea Pines provides overflow parking so call or email for details if you need additional parking. PLEASE DO NOT PARK VEHICLES ON OUR LAWN. The Sea Pines security team will ticket cars $100 per day if they are parked on unpaved surfaces during their twice daily security patrols.
TV & VIDEO: Our home has 10 smart TV's which have the ability to stream your favorite services like NetFlix, Amazon and many more. Live & Local TV is available via the Hulu App and complimentary HBO is available via the HBOGo app. Instructions are posted near each TV. The Family Room also has a Polk surround sound system for watching movies and/or listening to music while playing pool or hanging out at the wet bar.
GAMING SYSTEM: Our home has an XBox One system in the lower level family room. Two controllers are provided as well as a collection of video games such as Madden 17, FIFA 17, Disney Rush, MineCraft, Assassin's Creed & Rocket League.
MUSIC SYSTEMS: The pool area has an outdoor stereo system and the family room has a surround sound system.
VOICE CONTROL SYSTEMS: There are 2 "Alexa" voice control systems in our home located near each music system: in the Family Room and on the Pool Patio. Both have subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited which provides access to over 10 million songs simply by asking Alexa for a particular artist, song or music genre. Alexa is connected to the Internet so you can also ask Alexa for the latest weather forecast, the time for the next low tide (riding bikes on the beach is easiest within 4 hours of low tide) or anything you would search google for on your phone, tablet or laptop. Instructions for using Alexa are posted near the pool patio controls.
SECURITY CAMERA: Our home has front exterior security cameras for guest safety & general property security.
All linens (bedding, towels, washcloths) are provided for each guest, as well as starter sets of soaps, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels and kitchen washcloths. WE DO NOT PROVIDE BEACH TOWELS SO PLEASE DO NOT USE BATH TOWELS ON THE BEACH AS THEY WILL BE UNUSABLE FOR FUTURE GUESTS.
Beach Gear Provided
There are 8 beach chairs available for guest use stored in the pool patio area. Please rinse or wipe any sand or dirt from whatever you use and store beach chairs to be considerate of future guests. There is often a collection of children's beach and pool toys that are left behind by prior guests. Feel free to use them if you wish and also feel free to throw broken or rusted toys in the trash if you feel their useful life has passed.
Pool & Spa
Our pool was resurfaced and re-tiled in March 2018 and is cleaned on Saturdays from October through March, and twice per week on Wednesday and Saturday from April through September. Spa heat is complimentary and the pool can be heated for an additional charge that varies by time of year (ranges from $300/week May thru September, $400/week April & October, $500/week March & November, and $600/week December thru February. To purchase pool heat CLICK HERE
Hilton Head does not require beach tags and there are no life guards on the beach near our home so please monitor members of your group when they swim in the ocean. To access the beach exit the rear pool area and walk straight. Along the way you will notice a large deck with seating for your enjoyment (this is a great place to watch sunsets).
To locate our beach path from the beach note that we are two homes to the left of the water tower. There is also the number 7 mounted on a post protecting the dunes at our path entrance.
The Sea Pines Beach Club is also available for your use. It's located at 87 N Sea Pines Drive approximately 2 miles north of our home. It has several restaurants, an oceanside bar, outdoor showers, restrooms, parking lot and bike rack. The teenagers in our group like to ride their bikes there and enjoy the livelier atmosphere there while the adults in our group tend to favor the quiet & peaceful beach near our home.
Lights Out For Turtles
May 1st thru October 31st is nesting & hatchling season for Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Since our home is oceanfront we are required to turn off all exterior lights visible from the beach at 10 pm May thru October. Our landscape lighting will automatically go off at 10 pm but we rely on our guests to not use the deck lights, patio lights nor flashlights after 10 pm. The pool and spa lights are OK to use after 10pm since neither is visible from the beach. If you spot a Sea Turtle, nest or hatchling please leave them alone as they are an endangered species. To learn more about these beautiful creatures visit http://www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/ourisland/NatResources/seaturtles.cfm
Trash and recycling pickup is Wednesday & Saturday. The outdoor trash receptacles are located on a deck on the left side of the house which is accessible via the door just past the laundry room on the lower level. It is not necessary to move the cans to the curb as the trash company will collect them directly from the trash deck and put them back once emptied. Please use trash bags and do not place trash directly in the cans as that has been known in the past to attract local critters and bugs.
If You Have Issues During Your Stay
We have a variety of service providers to support you during your stay should any issues arise:
General Issues: Contact my property manager Sunset Rentals at (800) 276-8991
Cleaning Issues: Contact Absolutely Clean at (843) 247-6677
HVAC Trouble: Contact Air Control Systems at (843) 681-7744
Exterminator: Contact Hilton Head Exterminators at (843) 681-2590
Sea Pines Security: (843) 671-7170
Hilton Head Hospital is about 25 minutes away located at 25 Hospital Center Boulevard (843) 681-6122. There is also a Minute Clinic for minor issues 13 minutes away just outside of Sea Pines at 10 Pope Avenue (843) 785-7786.
Check out time is 10:00am. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate late checkouts if there is a guest checking in later on the day of your departure. Before leaving please ensure the following :
* Leave used beds unmade
* Clean dirty dishes, silverware and cooking utensils and put them away
* Put any last minute dishes in the dishwasher
* Please sign our guestbook before you leave
* Replace any furniture that was rearranged
* Clean out the refrigerator fully and take out the trash
* Check for personal items that may have been accidentally left behind
Violation of the following restrictions will result in immediate eviction with no money returned:
Our home is a no-smoking, no-vaping home so please smoke or vape outdoors.
Animals are not allowed on the property, including service & emotional support animals.
Parties of more than 25 people, weddings, receptions and other events are not allowed to be held inside our home without prior approval by the owner.
Groups of young adults under the age of 25 are prohibited from staying in our home.