Sea Crest Surf and Racquet Club
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Reviews of Sea Crest Surf and Racquet Club
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
I just purchased this unit last year and this was our first time staying- 6/21/08-6/28/08 .we were very happy. We got ourselves an incredible deal on the purchase and the maintenance fees are much less expensive compared with my DVC points. I cannot wait to return next year and neither can my husband. What a nice trip!
Unit Features: We stayed in a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit on the second floor at the front of the building.
Size of Unit: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with full kitchen and living room
Condition of Unit and Property: Good condition, older building at the exterior hallways and a bit dark. Unit was light and bright except for the bedroom which was painted a deeper blue color. The two onsite pools were in great condition and very clean. The air conditioning worked great and the shower had good water pressure. The unit was very clean- especially the bathroom and kitchen. I was impressed for an older resort. I read before that the furniture was cheap and wickerthis was not our experience. Our queen sleeper sofa had bright clean cushions and the frame was a heavy rattan. The kitchen peninsula had 3-4 new chairs to sit at the counter and eat and there was a kitchen table with 4 chairs. The bathroom had an updated vanity but older sink top with new light fixtures. We were pleased with the mattress but the pillows were thin. In the hallway the unit has a set of bunk beds-we used these to store our suitcases and extra toiletry supplies/napkins/etc. The balcony was nice sized-enough room for our little table and 2 chairs. They provided a clothes drying rack in the room and do not permit people to hang their towels on the balcony railings.
Kitchen Features: Full size refrigerator-newer, full size oven/range-newer, full size dishwasher-newer, microwave-new, blender-new, toaster- new, and coffee maker-newer. Plenty of dishes/glasses and silverware. We used many of the mixing bowls and frying pans to make our breakfast every morning. I would have liked a larger mug for my morning coffee/tea but it was still fine. The kitchen was extremely clean. A few of the drawers pulled out unevenly but still functioned.
Any problems encountered such as check-in problems, room changes, etc.: Check in went very smoothly and the staff could not have been friendlier very pleased.
Planned Resort Activities such as welcome parties, barbecues, kid programs, and outings: They offered a welcome party but we did not attend. They have a room called the Crest Nest which has a pool table, large TV, games, crafts, movies, etc. I went up to see what was available but did not use any items. The woman who staffed this room was lovely and extremely helpful.
Resort Amenities: The units do not have a washer and dryer in the unit but they have a laundry room onsite which I used. Each wash or dry cycle is $1.50. The dryers were great because unlike other places I have stayed, the length of the drying cycle was more than adequate to dry our clothes with one payment. The room had a hamper to use so it was easy to transport the clothes to the laundry room. The main office has quarters for the washers/dryers.
I did not use this but they now have internet access in the Crest Nest and wireless internet at both pools.
The pools were very clean onsite.
I saw a few people playing shuffleboard one evening on the lighted court.
One family used the picnic area and BBQ grills-they seemed to have a great time.
There is a childrens playground next to the picnic area which seemed to satisfy the little ones when they werent in the pool.
Even when it was busy, we were able to always find a place to park near our unit.
We were happy to see expanded cable since we are TV watchers.
I never did walk down the road to see the tennis courts.
Staff Friendliness and Responsiveness: Extremely great! I could not have been happier with the staff at the resort. We had a balcony chair which had a broken back piece-I reported it and the following morning a brand new chair was delivered.
Convenience to Area Attractions: The biggest plus for this resort is its location and beachside pool. We were able to walk a block to the beach where this resort has a beachside pool, restrooms and tiki bar. The pool was much larger than I thought it would be for an older place. I had my frozen smoothie drinks everyday that we went to the ocean. The tiki bar is run by the Aqua Restaurant which is located in the new-quarter share Sea Crest Condominiums(which overlook the Sea Crest Surf and Racquet Club pool in one area) .a nice perk. We rented our umbrellas and chairs for the week from the lifeguard as we do every yearlove to not have to carry and set up everythingjust go and relax. Right across the street is Coligny Plaza---WOW is all I can say!! Restaurants, grocery store, numerous shopsthe place had everything we needed .most importantly an ice cream shop!
Additional fees assessed: none
Suitability of Resort for couples, families, relaxing, partying, etc.: Suitable for all except those using a wheelchair. The unit has an elevated kitchen and bathroom which are a step up from the rest of the units flooring.
Just returned from SeaCrest 9-15-07. Excellent location is the reason to stay here. Close walk to the beach, local shopping, restaurants and supermarket. Units are a bit stale and noisy with small beds, simple wicker furniture with cushions and shower needed repair. No internet service was provided. Laundry facility provided on site: $1.50 per wash or dry.
Received from my renter after a late July, 2007 rental week purchase:
"We had a marvelous week. As a stroke of luck, the unit next door was also available for rent that week and we rented the two units which worked out fine, blending five families together for the week. The unit was in excellent condition... When they refurbished your unit, they installed carpet floors. (less noise) We like the fact that everything is within walking distance at Coligny. In fact, I did not move my car from the time we arrived until we departed. On the return trip home, everyone agreed it was a great vacation and they indicated they would be interested in doing it again next year."
just returned from sea crest i was in a refurbed unit couldnot have been better,location is possibly the best on the island spoke with other guest who were equally satisfied. the best value on the island. will return again. not a better bang for your buck
The location is great, next to the shopping area and 1 block from the beach. Unfortunately the units were very worn, wallpaper coming down and stained by water damage. The 2 bed units are large with a loft area above the LR. The grounds were well kept. Although we liked the location, it is doubtful that we would trade into here again.
Excellent location one block from beach. Super pools available onsite and at the beach. Tennis courts, lessons, and round robin playing available. Planned activities for all ages, onsite, on Hilton Head Island and tours to Charleston, SC and Savanah, GA.
Units interior being completely rehabbed. Very nice inside but the entry hallways need redo. Great location. Neighbors include Marriotts Grand Ocean 4-5 blocks away.
An excellent value. Everything is near by and the beach front pool, with access to restrooms and a tiki bar, is a real plus.