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Summer Beach Rental Tips


Take food with you! Beverages and food costs usually end up being the second most expensive part in any vacation, so if you book a vacation rental with a partial or whole kitchen you will be well on your way to saving some money. You and your family can cook your meals at home and then use the extra money on your holiday.

Make sure you book your beach house early! Keep in mind that occupancy at vacation rentals is limited and sometimes renters only rent for a few months a year depending on the weather and season. Be prepared and ready to book as soon as you know where you want to go.

Research about the beach house you are interested in. Ask any questions that might come to mind before you arrive at the beach house. You will want to be sure everything is clear before you arrive at your summer rental and it will prevent misunderstandings with the rental manager.

Be flexible! You may not get your chosen date for your beach house, so it is good to be truly flexible and pick a few different dates beforehand. This way, you can guarantee a rental slot at some point in the summer. Also, be open to the idea that you might not get a monthly rental and may only get 2 to 4 weeks in the beach house.

Be prepared! Remember to take everything you will want for these weeks or months. You won't be able to just drive home in 15 minutes most likely, so take your activity gear, sports gear and water games. Also take clothing that can cover every type of weather. Even though the weather at the beach is usually warm, it can get cold by the ocean or sea at night time.

Top 10 Reasons Why Vacation Rentals Are Better


Here are the top 10 reasons why BeachBum vacation rentals are better than staying in a hotel (Besides the In-Laws).

  1.     Average costs are comparable to hotel rates.
  2.     The obvious, privacy and space for everyone.
  3.     Save money. Cook meals in a full size kitchen.
  4.     Access to gated communities and amenities.
  5.     Enjoy larger sized pools and fitness areas.
  6.     Share more than just one bathroom.
  7.     The average property has 3 full bathrooms.
  8.     Enjoy a family barbeque on the deck or outdoors.
  9.     Most have convenient front door parking.
  10.     Laundry access - why take home dirty laundry?

Summer is here! What are you waiting for?

There's nothing quite like spending a summer day on beautiful Hilton Head Island! Summertime is always so much fun on the Island and there are so many “fun in the sun” activities to choose from, you may have a hard time deciding exactly what to do each day! The summer months in Hilton Head, from June through August, bring hot, sunny, perfect beach weather days with temperatures averaging around 89 degrees and a balmy 72 in the evening. The Island has a fairly humid climate and with the cool ocean breezes, even the hot days are very enjoyable.

One of the best things about a summer vacation on Hilton Head is that you can do as much or as little as you want to during your visit to the Island. For those seeking adventure, take a dolphin cruise,  explore our wildlife refuge and hiking trails, go parasailing, or visit nearby Daufuskie Island. Sports lovers will enjoy our championship golf courses, award winning racquet clubs and a friendly game of beach volleyball behind the "Tiki Hut" on South Forest Beach. When you’re ready to relax, you can spend the day lounging at an oceanfront pool or splashing in the calm waters of our pristine sandy beaches! The opportunities and fun never ends!  Summer is also a great time to take part in one of our many Island events and festivals. Popular summer festivities include HarbourFest, which features live entertainment seven nights a week, plus food, arts and crafts, fireworks and other activities, The July 4th Independence Day Celebration,  Shannon Tanner’s Interactive  Family Friendly Shows every night at Shelter Cove Harbour, The Hilton Head Art Festival, The Summer Jams at Shelter Cove Park, and The Summer Exploration Series at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Summertime also means that all of our waterfront restaurants and beach beach bars are open with nightly live entertainment and excellent local seafood.

Hurricane Preparation for the Lowcountry

Before a hurricane threatens the Lowcountry, you and your family need to be prepared and know what you are going to do and where you are going to go. For Owners with BeachBum properties, we stay ahead of the storm by staying prepared to respond in the event of a hurricane (or tropical storm). Our team will stow patio furniture, potted plants, or any outdoor items in preparation for a hurricane. This can be done in response to an incoming storm or at the beginning of hurricane season.

BeachBum Website Update

We're currently updating our website to serve you better. We appreciate your patience! Our new web site will feature expanded rental listings and more.

Did you know we coordinate vendor work?


We are available to help the owner by making recommendations for vendors to perform various projects in the home and assisting in securing quotes for those projects. We will be happy to meet with vendors as needed to complete work in your home. When doing this we will let the contractors in to the property and when the work is completed we will return to the property and perform an inspection to ensure that the property is safe and that the work has been completed properly.

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