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Vacation Rentals

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Benefits of booking with Palmetto Dunes:

  • Up to 20% off resort dining, bike rentals, golf and more!
  • Complimentary Tennis & Pickleball court time when available.
  • Save more when you stay longer! Ask our vacation rental experts.
  • Palmetto Dunes Rentals are exclusively for 3 – 7+ nights.
  • Some rentals may require Saturday to Saturday summer stays.

Home & Villa Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Tee Times

Tee Times

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Benefits of playing at Palmetto Dunes:

  • Book online in advance and save up to 15%!
  • Multi-round rates available. Call to start saving.
  • Three distinct and memorable championship courses you'll love to come back to. Which one will be your favorite?

Golf Course Frequently Asked Questions



Bike Rentals & More

Bike Rentals & More

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Benefits of renting at Palmetto Dunes:

  • We offer the highest quality new rental equipment on the island.
  • Free delivery/pickup for 3+ day rentals. On-site hourly rentals available. Same day delivery available before 4 p.m.
  • Island's largest assortment of bikes, kayaks/canoes & beach accessories.

Bike Rentals and Other Frequently Asked Questions



Fishing & Water Sports

Fishing & Water Sports

Learn more about Shelter Cove Marina activities:

  • Shelter Cove Marina is just off the Intracoastal Waterway and is centrally located on Hilton Head Island across from Palmetto Dunes.
  • All boats have U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captains.
  • For fishing all tackle, bait & ice are included. Fish are cleaned and bagged.

Shelter Cove Marina Frequently Asked Questions

Resort Blog

Posted on 15th Jan 2018, 11:03 am

Quiz: What Kind of Palmetto Dunes Vacationer Are You?

Your idea of a perfect day is…

A) Sleeping in, finally finishing that novel you’ve been reading, some quality beach time, and heck, maybe even a trip to the spa, because you deserve it.

B) Waking up with a perfect cup of coffee, whipping up a decadent brunch, and then you’re basically just counting down to your dinner reservations at the hottest new restaurant.

C) Starting the day right with a morning jog or trip to the gym, and finishing it with a fun outdoor activity, preferably with friends.

D) It’s hard to say! You usually just head out the door and see where the day takes you.

The best adventures…

A) Are complete indulgences.

B) Are culinary adventures!

C) Make your heart pound.

D) Are unexpected detours.

Your favorite part of vacationing is…

A) Enjoying R&R with friends and loved ones.

B) Eating local food.

C) Finding a new thrill.

D) Getting to know a new destination inside and out.

What do you look up when you’re planning your vacation?

A) The best spas.

B) The hottest new restaurants (and their menus, of course).

C) Activities, activities, activities!

D) Excursions – you want to get to know the place you’re visiting!

What appeals the most to you?

A) A mani-pedi followed by a full body massage.

B) Checking out a restaurant you’ve never heard of based on a local recommendation.

C) Finally mastering your overhead serve.

D) Setting sail on an adventure.

Would you rather?

A) Spend the day poolside with a good book.

B) Instagram photos of your latest tasty meal.

C) Work up a sweat.

D) Visit a place you’ve never seen before.

What’s your favorite way to wind down at the end of the day?

A) Curling up with a glass of wine.

B) A sweet treat or indulgent chocolate to cap off the day.

C) Hiking somewhere to watch the sunset.

Scrolling through your photos of all of the places you discovered.




If you answered mostly As:
You love to relax.

A vacation for you is a chance to wind down and get away from it all. You’re not a big stickler for an itinerary, preferring to just relax and go with the flow. Luckily for you, there are plenty of easy ways to unwind at Palmetto Dunes! Of course, we’ve got three miles of stunning Hilton Head beach for you to enjoy, and with beach rentals like chairs and umbrellas available at Hilton Head Outfitters, you’ll be chilling at the beach in style. When you’re booking your vacation rental, look for one with a pool so you can lounge just outside your door, or a patio perfect for sipping a cup of coffee and soaking in the view. Hilton Head Island’s characteristic laidback, no-fuss lifestyle is perfect for you!

If you answered mostly Bs:
You’re a foodie.

There’s no shame in admitting it—you love food! Travel is a way for you to discover new dishes and flavors, and maybe even pick up some recipes to try on your own. Get excited, fellow foodie, because here in Lowcountry, we love food too. Try Southern Classics like fried chicken sliders and barbecue at Big Jim’s, or fried chicken at The General Store. Treat yourself to something a bit more decadent and upscale with an impeccable meal at Alexander’s Restaurant or ELA’s. Take advantage of the incredible seafood Hilton Head has to offer at Scott’s Fish Market—you can even sample authentic French pastries at The Hilton Head Social Bakery! If you’re really looking for a culinary treat, consider timing your stay with one of our food events, like the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival in February, or The Dunes House’s annual Oyster Roast in the fall.

If you answered mostly Cs:
You love to stay active.

Whether at home or on vacation, you love to keep moving. At Palmetto Dunes, we’ve got plenty of ways for you to enjoy what you love best: having fun while staying fit. Make sure you grab a bike rental from Hilton Head Outfitters (if you order in advance, they’ll even have it waiting for you at your vacation rental!). From there, it’s up to you to choose the activity of the day. Sign up for a tennis lesson or round robin tournament—or try your hand at Pickleball! Rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard to explore Hilton Head’s stunning natural beauty while giving your arms and core a great workout. Our three-mile beach makes for a perfect morning jog, and of course, we can’t forget golf! Rent one of our Golf Bikes to add some cardio to your game.

If you answered mostly Ds:
You’re an explorer.

You love to see the sights, discover new places, and try new experiences. You’ll love strolling Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, and the various excursions on offer there are perfect for you! Set out in search of marine life on a dolphin cruise or sail the open waters on a sailboat charter. You can even embark on a fishing expedition that not only lets you explore Hilton Head by water, but you might just reel in the catch of the day! If you prefer to explore on your own, rent a canoe from Hilton Head Outfitters and spend an afternoon navigating Palmetto Dunes lagoon.

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