9 Royal Tern is a beautifully renovated 6-bedroom, 2nd Row Sea Pines home that sleeps 21-23 guests. Highlights include the upper deck with ocean view, expansive pool area with privacy fence and spa, large kitchen with updated countertops and appliances, and spacious bedrooms with private baths. 9 Royal Tern is a stone’s throw from Hilton Head's finest stretch of beach along the Atlantic Ocean, and the natural beauty and scenery of the Royal Tern neighborhood is unparalleled.
9 Royal Tern offers incredible amenities including free wireless internet access, 55” mounted flat screen TV with DVR in the living room, and televisions and DVD players in all 6 bedrooms. The kids’ bunk room has a cable box capable of recording shows, and the home is also equipped with a stereo system with iPod/iPhone docking station, outdoor speakers, spare refrigerator and full-size ping pong table in garage. The ground level features 3 guest bedrooms: The first bedroom has a King bed, slider doors and view of the pool, 37” mounted flat screen and private bath. The second guest bedroom has 3 Twin beds, TV and private bath, and the third guest bedroom has 2 bunk beds with trundles (sleeps 6l), comfy sleeper sofa (sleeps 1-2) and 37” mounted flat screen. The 2nd level features a beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, including double ovens, large pantry and breakfast table for up to 8 guests. The Dining Room is adjacent to the kitchen and opens up to the large living room with cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace, 55” mounted flat screen (with DVR), access doors to the upper deck and views of the ocean. The upper deck is a guest favorite among those who value a peaceful and natural setting. The deck overlooks the pool area with an ocean view in the distance and is equipped with gas grill, umbrella table and 8 chairs. The 2nd level bedrooms include the gorgeous Master Bedroom with King bed and daybed/trundle, access to the upper deck overlooking the pool, and Master Bath with double vanity, 5-shower head spa shower and separate Jacuzzi tub. The other 2 bedrooms on this floor have a Queen bed in one bedroom and 2 Queen beds in the other. Both of these bedrooms each have 37” mounted flat screens and full baths. The large pool deck is surrounded by a privacy fence, and furnishings include 4 chaise lounges and an umbrella table for 8 guests. The pool is 15' x 25' and the spa can accommodate 6-8 people. Spa heat is included with all rentals and the pool can be heated for an additional charge. This wonderful Sea Pines beach home is just a short walk to the water, sun and sand. Sea Pines is a world-class vacation resort with pristine beaches, miles of biking trails, Lawton Stables with live petting zoo, public golf courses, including Harbour Town Golf Links, Racquet Clubs, shopping, restaurants and fully operational marinas in Harbour Town and South Beach with water sports, fishing charters and live entertainment. Bedding: King bedroom with full bath (tub/shower combination) - 1st Floor3 Twin bedroom with full bath (tub/shower combination) - 1st Floor2 Bunk Room with trundles, sleeper sofa with full bath (tub/shower combination) - 1st FloorMaster Suite with King bed with walk in shower and separate Jacuzzi tub - 2nd Floor1 Queen bedroom with full bath (tub/shower combination) - 2nd Floor2 Queen bedroom with full bath (tub/shower combination) - 2nd Floor
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Left on 10/25/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | JPReviewed Oct 25, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
What a time we had at our recent family reunion. Twelve brothers, sisters, and spouses stayed at this beautiful home only 1 lot from the beach. With a heated pool, super-hot Jacuzzi, and ocean view we had little more to ask for.
The 9 Royal Tern home included all the required amenities plus a few additional pluses. Beach chairs, pool toys, and plentiful storage were available. We utilized the local Cyber Gourmet catering web service and had all of our paper products, as well as a cold keg of beer, delivered to the home prior to our arrival. All we had to do for the first night's meal was to call for a pizza. Yummm.
9 Royal Tern location is superb. It is probably less than 200 yards from the beach. You can hear the waves crashing from the deck and you also get a nice view of the water from the deck. It is only a short 1 mile or so from the Salty Dog Café, a local eatery offering lots of fun entertainment. Bike trails are all over the place, and beach access is just to the left or right of the property. The deck grill was great and had plenty of room for all our outdoor cooking needs. Plenty of pots and pans were available, as well as all other cookware and serving ware.
This was our second visit to 9 Royal Tern and it won't be our last. We are ready to book again next year. If you want a comfortable home, close proximity to the beach and entertainment, you won't go wrong with the 9 Royal Tern home.
Left on 06/26/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Pete R.Reviewed Jun 26, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
Great facility for large groups (we had 17 people, 9 adults and 8 children), just a few minor shortcomings. Kitchen fridge (upper floor) is small for a house this size, a second fridge is in the garage (lower floor). A stand alone ice maker is needed. The distance to the beach trail was greater than anticipated, fine for adults but lengthy for small children. Numerous remotes for the great room TV and sound system, took awhile to figure them out. All in all, a very good place for a large group. Read more
We are thrilled this guest had a great vacation at 9 Royal Tern, and we agree it is a perfect home for large groups with 6 bedrooms and bedding for up to 21 guests. As this guest pointed out, a second refrigerator in the garage is available for guest use. We encourage all guests to use the spare refrigerator and other garage areas to store warm grocery items, golf clubs, bikes, etc.
We apologize if this guest missed the shortest route to the beach, which has been identified in the onsite property notebook. The paved beach path is one house length away from this home, and the beach is an additional distance of one house length from that point. It is a very short walk without any traffic issues or hazards between this home and the beach, so it is a safe walk for any age.
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"Excellent Vacation Home for Large Families"
Left on 04/10/2013 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 10, 2013Stayed Jul 2012
Thank you for the excellent vacation home for my family get together. The home was beautiful and had plenty of space for all. I loved the proximity to the beach, and the pool was large enough for all of us to enjoy. I liked the floor plans, and loved that there were 6 bathrooms- it was nice that privacy was not an issue with a group this big. Two minor things that might be a problem for some with mobility issues is that the kitchen and living area was upstairs, so you have to carry the groceries up a flight of stairs, and garbage down a flight. Also, the stairs going down to the pool might be difficult for some to navigate. It wasn't any trouble for us, but I thought it would be worth mentioning. The kitchen was spacious and well stocked, and I loved the extra fridge in the garage to keep cold drinks. The home was very pretty and I loved the Landscaping and view out of the windows and the deck. The deck was spacious and we grilled out practically every night! This may be a small thing, but I love that you have recycling service now :). Thank you again for the wonderful stay. We all will be back, and we would definitely recommend this property to others. Read more
Destination Vacation is thrilled this guest had a great vacation at 9 Royal Tern! All guests of this home love it for the exact same reasons - location, condition, owner care and floorplan!
This home offers two different ways to get to the pool, one of which is a spiral staircase from the back balcony down to the pool deck. If an alternate to the spiral staircase is desired, the large, wide staircase inside the home is easily accessible from 2nd Floor to ground level.
Thank you for staying at 9 Royal Tern, and please come back in the future!
The Crumpton Family
Left on 03/29/2013 for a stay in June 2012 | The Crumpton FamilyReviewed Mar 29, 2013Stayed Jun 2012
We have been vacationing on the island for twenty-five years...this is by far our favorite house yet. It is located near the beach...in fact you can see the beach from the porch. The layout of the house is perfect for large families. There are lots of beds and bathrooms. The decor is calm,serene and beautiful. Its perfect!!!
"Great beach rental for the large family gathering"
Left on 08/24/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 24, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
This is the second year we have stayed at 9 Royal Tern with our extended family of 16. Everyone enjoys the house layout and the recent refurbishment was appreciated. The staff at Destination Vacation was very accomodating throughout the process. We enjoy the closeness to South Beach as well as this area of the beach. We used the bike paths a lot. Jcc
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