Hilton Head tends to specialize in high-end rentals—mostly of upscale, ocean-fronting luxury homes and villas, with higher prices than what’s available in less-desirable parts of South Carolina. But in recent years, the island’s roster of lodgings has expanded to include some simple economy lodgings as well. Most facilities offer discount rates between November and March, and golf and tennis packages are available year-round.

Villa Rentals

The Vacation Company (tel. 800/845-7018; www.hiltonheadvacationrentals.com) has been in business for almost a quarter-century and specializes in the rental of homes and villas throughout the region. Its leading competitors include Beach Properties of Hilton Head (tel. 800/671-5155 or 843/671-5155; www.beach-property.com), and Hilton Head Vacation Rentals (tel. 800/232-2463; www.800beachme.com). The primary condo development on the island the Sea Pines Resort (tel. 866/561-8802; www.seapines.com), sprawling across 5,500 acres at the southern tip of the island, with everything from one- to four-bedroom villas to lavish private homes available for rent when the owners are away.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.