Hilton Head Vacation Rentals

Summer is here and it is time to enjoy sun and sand with Hilton Head beach rentals. Whether you are traveling in from out of town or booking your “staycation” right on the beach, this article features how rental properties are taking extra steps to ensure guest safety this summer plus the different ways you can enjoy your vacation during COVID-19.

Hilton Head and surrounding areas like Bluffton and Beaufort are all open for business with some limitations. The Lowcountry is ready to welcome our cherished out of town guests once again!

Hilton Head Island Beach Rentals

There are a few fabulous companies providing Hilton Head beach rentals, including Beach Properties of Hilton Head

Like them, many companies are proud to have taken a pledge in partnership with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and the local Business Community. This pledge ensures they are following the Path Forward Readiness Plan recommendations which are meant to enhance public health and safety in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

You can learn exactly what that pledge entails here. We’ve gathered a few key bullet points from the Readiness Plan for you to review below. We hope they make you feel at ease when considering a Hilton Head beach rental.

Home & Villa Task Force Recommendations

  • Employees will be trained on all CDC recommended safety precautions with a heavy focus on proper glove usage and sanitization.

  • Rentals will implement contactless check-in wherever possible.

  • Professional cleaning services must expand to include sanitization, not just cleaning, using EPA-approved products.

  • Guests are encouraged to bring masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, etc.

Beach rentals on Hilton Head are a great, safe way to bring your family on vacation without going near the hustle and bustle of a large resort. If you are more comfortable “off the beaten path” you can easily find lots of rental options that will ensure your ability to social distance while still enjoying everything Hilton Head has to offer.

Hilton Head Vacation Rentals: Safety Precautions On Vacation

The island is ready to host our summer season with a few recommendations for our guests who want to make the most of their vacation.

Hilton Head Beaches and Public Parks:

  • Do not congregate in large groups and maintain proper social distancing.

  • Bring your own chairs and other equipment to avoid touching shared objects.

  • Clean up after yourself to ensure the safety of others around you.

  • Remember to wash your hands regularly!

Complex Swimming Pools and Sundecks:

  • Every complex has its own reopening protocol. Call ahead to find out if your Hilton Head beach rental property has opened their pool.

  • Practice common-sense safety measures such as social distancing.

  • Bring your own sanitizer and wipes to clean chairs before and after use.

Hilton Head Restaurants and Bars:

  • Reservations are recommended. Many restaurants are requiring them, so call ahead.

  • All restaurants are allowed to serve guests at this time. The recommendation for indoor dining capacity is 50%, but every restaurant may differ. 

  • Bar seating will be limited to accommodate social distancing.

  • See a complete list of Hilton Head restaurants open for business here.

Hilton Head Indoor Activities:

  • SC Governor McMaster reopened close contact businesses mid-May, making it possible for locals and visitors to enjoy all the island has to offer.

  • From spas to fitness centers, salons to barber shops - SC is open for business. 

  • SCDHEC put a number of recommendations in place to ensure employee and guest safety. Make the most of your vacation by reading more here

Hilton Head Outdoor Activities:

  • .There are too many outdoor activities to count! Vacationing on Hilton Head includes endless opportunities to enjoy our unique outdoor space. 

  • Keep yourself safe by visiting quieter locations vs. popular attractions. 

  • If you’ll be sitting or enjoying a picnic, for example, walk a bit farther from any groups you see. Simply give yourself some extra space.

  • When using shared public items (especially bathrooms) use masks and gloves. Spray items you touch before and after use.


If you’re ready for a vacation in the Lowcountry, Hilton Head beach rentals are a great way to bring your family here safely. Remember, before you book, ask about cancellation policies during the pandemic. If your plans change, you want to be informed!

Here are four websites offering Hilton Head vacation rentals:

  1. Beach Properties of Hilton Head

  2. The Vacation Company

  3. Island Getaway Rentals

  4. Sunset Rentals

Will you be using a Hilton Head beach rental this summer?

Share your opinion in the comments!

If you’re interested, you can also catch up on all of our previous COVID-19 coverage here. Read about: 


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