Monthly Archives: July 2012

11 Family Friendly Activities for Your Hilton Head Island Vacation

Choosing Hilton Head Island as your family vacation destination is the right choice, mainly because there are so many things to do and experience that will create long-lasting memories.  With the 12 miles of beaches to play, ride bikes and run on, the special way the sand is just perfect for building sand castles, and the unique activities available all over the island, you can’t go wrong!

In addition to the beach, here are a variety of things you’ll want to consider doing when here with your family on vacation:

1. Zipline Hilton Head – A brand new, amazing outdoor adventure has just opened in Hilton Head Island, becoming the latest and greatest way to get your adrenaline pumping and experience the views that Hilton Head has to offer.  There are age restrictions, so please check first.

2. Newhall Audubon Nature Preserve – Featuring a wide variety of fauna and flora, this scenic nature reserve also serves as home to many species of birds.

3. Special K Sailing Charters – This 40 ft. luxury sailing yacht sails daily from Shelter Cove Marina.

4. Lawton Stables – This full-service equestrian center features pony rides and a small animal farm where you can interact with cows, sheep, rabbits, donkeys and a llama.

5. Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf

6. Pirates of Hilton Head – Set sail on a pirate cruise that leads to a sunken treasure chest.

7. Take a Guided Hilton Head Dolphin Tour from one of the many places that have lots in store for you.

8. Harbour Town Lighthouse – The Island’s best known and best loved landmark.

9.  Coligny Beach Park

10. Adventure Cove – 2 Caribbean style miniature golf courses await at this family fun center located at Highway 278 and Folly Field Road.  In addition to mini golf, they have the island’s largest arcade, and a variety of games that range from the classics to the newest interactive games on the market.

11. Visit the Hilton Head Harbour Town Yacht Basin

Hilton Head Island truly has so much to offer, especially during the summer when you’re here with your family on vacation.  I hope this list of awesome attractions give you at least a starting point.

What are you going to do first?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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5 Quick and Easy Room Updates for Home Sellers

When you are selling your home, one of the most important things you can do to set your home apart from the competition and help it to sell quicker is to make certain updates, setting the stage for a move-in ready home for potential buyers.  Some of the smallest and least time consuming projects can make the biggest impact on the look of a space, not only appealing to buyers, but giving you a chance to enjoy the updates until you sell!

Create an Accent Wall
Do you have a room that could use a new coat of paint but don’t want to paint the entire space?  Choosing just one wall to create a focal point in the room is a great way of updating the look while bringing in a modern feel.  This will be a big change for minimal effort, and can likely be a project you can complete in less than one day.

Some of the popular and trending colors are selections in the dark gray family, shades of green, as well as hues of blue.  Be sure to bring your paint samples home from the store to see what they will truly look like in the natural daylight of the space you’ve chosen to paint.  One tip to choosing the wall you will make your focal point is to use the one where the largest piece of furniture goes, like the couch or the bed.

Update Wall Plates
Nothing says outdated like the “under a dollar” light switch covers that have probably been in the home since it was built.  A quick and easy way to add some modern to any room is to change those outdated switch covers and outlet covers to decorative wall plates in colors like brushed nickel or bronze, depending on the current decor in the room.

Add Hooks and Hook Rails
Other eye catching additions to a room include hooks and hook rails.  These updates bring in a contemporary feel, as well as giving a space an organized look.  Installation is simple and quick, while allowing for instant coordination with the wall plates, all while adding an updated look to the space.

Change Window Treatments
Take a close look at the current window treatments in the home you are trying to sell.  Are they the same mini blinds or curtains you put up when you moved in?  Maybe they are even the same ones that were there before you moved in!  Changing the window treatments can be one of the simplest ways to update a room.  Remove heavy room darkening curtains and replace them with light, airy sheers, allowing as much light into the room as possible.  Choosing a bold color can also be a great way to update the look while maintaining the cozy feel of the space.

Update Cabinet Hardware
Another one of the least expensive and least time consuming ways to update not only the kitchen but the bathroom as well, is to change the current hardware on the cabinets with modern pieces.  Choosing hardware to match the other metals in the space will dramatically change an outdated look, allowing buyers to notice the attention to detail in the home you are trying to sell, all while helping it to sell quicker.

Each of these quick and easy room updates will show buyers your attention to detail, helping to place your home a step above the competition.

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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Guide to the 4 Golf Courses in Hilton Head Plantation

Hilton Head Plantation, a luxury gated community located in beautiful Hilton Head Island, is proud to house four different golf courses that entice every golf enthusiast from the completely inexperienced to the novice of all novices.  Ranging in difficulty, pars, and scenic views, any one of the four would be a wonderful way to spend a morning, afternoon, or entire day.  After all, what’s better than spending time outdoors, especially in an area that just calls for fun and relaxation?

Dolphin Head Golf Club
As a member of Dolphin Head Golf Club, you are offered a challenging and exceptional golf experience for all skill levels.  The first design by Gary Player, it was the first course in the Hilton Head area and was opened in 1974, making it Hilton Head Plantation’s first golf course.  What’s more is that golf isn’t the only fun you’ll be having here, as members also enjoy a variety of social activities and special dining events.

How’s this for luxury – phones are located at both nine and the eighteenth holes with a posted menu so golfers can place an order ahead of time to help the speed of play.  The menu offers hot and cold sandwiches, hot dogs, soups, salads, and plenty of beverage options including the ice and water dispenser and coffee!

Bear Creek Golf Club
The Bear Creek Golf Club offers members a different kind of convenience and a warm community atmosphere where there are no tee times, no reservation requirements, no fees for carts or for range balls, and there is no tipping!  All golfing abilities for men, women, singles, and couples are welcome, and be sure to have your camera’s ready on this course as you never know what sort of wildlife may be sharing your tee time!

Rees Jones designed Bear Creek in 1978 and it has been completely renovated and revamped in 2005.  You do not need to own a Hilton Head Plantation property to play this course.

Country Club of Hilton Head
The golf course at Country Club of Hilton Head is situated along historic “Skull Creek” and is an 18-hole Rees Jones design.  It was chosen as the local qualifying site for both the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens and presents a challenging but fair layout with five sets of tees.  The course has distinct scenic views among a stately pine forest, salt water marshes, and fresh water lagoons, with 14 doglegs and water on almost every hole.

On this course, you’ll also find a practice driving range, a practice putting green, a practice chipping and bunker green, private lessons from PGA Professionals Chip Pellerin and Jeff Picus, a beverage cart service, a full-service golf shop, and Cobra and Titleist sets available for rent.

Oyster Reef Golf Club
This breathtaking, 18 hole championship golf course is surrounded by winding lagoons, lush vegetation, and scenic views of Hilton Head Island.  Oyster Reef Golf Club, also designed by Rees Jones, combines a variety of skill levels ranging from 7,014 yards from the championship tees, to 5,288 yards from the forward tees.

Opened in 1982, this course has been voted one of the Top 20 courses in the Carolinas and was most recently awarded Low Country Golf Course Owners Association “2006 Golf Club of the Year”.  Oyster Reef Golf Club has also been named as one of the “Top 75 U.S. Golf Resorts” by Golf Digest and was named as the favorite course of Hilton Head Island golfers by The Island Packet newspaper.

Which one of the golf courses in Hilton Head Plantation is going to be your favorite?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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