Where is Palmetto Bluff, SC located and how would I get there?
Palmetto Bluff is a community located near the MONTAGE hotel and nestled between Savannah, Ga and Hilton Head, SC. It is about 35 minutes from the Savannah International Airport and about 35 minutes from the Hilton Head Airport. You can Uber, rent a car or take a taxi from the airport. If you spend more than two days here, I highly recommend you have access to a vehicle since there are many low country places to explore during your visit including Old Town Bluffton, historic Beaufort, Savannah and the beaches of Hilton Head.
What is the Recreation Fee?
The $65/day recreation fee is a resort fee imposed by MONTAGE and allows everyone in the house to access the Canoe Club (family-friendly) and River House (adult only) pool and fitness facilities, tennis, croquet, pickleball, bocce, kayaks, basketball and fishing poles for inland waterway catch and release fishing. If you are a homeowner or lot owner in Palmetto Bluff, you will not have to pay the fee.
Do I have access to the May River Golf Course?
As a member of the May River Golf Course, my guests will have access that hotel guests have to the course. This is a Jack Nicklaus Signature par 72 course with a 141 slope rating. All unaccompanied guests are required to play with a forecaddie. As a member, I will make the tee times for you and you would pay me directly since the fees will transfer to my member account. Guests also have access to the May River Grill on the day of play.
Do I have access to the Montage restaurants and spa?
Guests have access to the MONTAGE hotel restaurants as well as Canoe Club and Buffalos but not Cole’s. Guests also have access to the MONTAGE spa and can make reservations directly with the spa by calling 855-264-8705.
Can I rent a boat or go on a water excursion on the May River?
One of the allures of Palmetto Bluff is that it is a 22,000-acre community “hugged” by the May River. I highly encourage guests to book an excursion on the May; either paddleboarding, kayaking or chartering with a captain. Since the waters are tidal, I do not recommend taking a boat out without a captain. Whether it’s educational, recreational or even a fishing excursion, you will capture the essence of true “low-country” living by connecting with the abundant marine life.
Can you help me plan my trip?
Absolutely! Since you cannot use the MONTAGE hotel concierge, think of me as your personal concierge and I will help you curate your trip. I have wonderful private chefs that I can recommend for parties or just enjoyable dinners at the house. Since I am a full-time homeowner within Palmetto Bluff, I am privy to local events, restaurants, and activities in and outside the PB community.
What do the houses come with in terms of supplies?
All of my houses have coffee, tea, sweetener, assorted spices, oils, and condiments. There is filtered water and ice in each of the houses so there is no need to bring bottled water. In fact, we encourage you to bring your reusable water bottle to use while you are on the property. There are cleaning supplies, trash bags, detergent, paper products, toiletries and fully equipped kitchens for you to cook on-site. We even have reusable shopping bags for you to use if you decide to purchase groceries. Italian linens and towels are used in all of the houses along with make-up pads to reduce staining. There are pool towels located at the pools so no need to bring towels to the pools. Some houses will have robes for your use during your stay.
Can I order groceries beforehand?
Instacart can deliver groceries beforehand or, for a small fee, I can purchase groceries prior to your arrival.
Can I ship a package to the house?
Packages cannot be shipped to the house but you can use my home address if you would like to ship something prior to your arrival.
What is the check-in and check-out time?
Check-in is at 3 pm and check-out is at 10 am. I am very strict on these times if there are guests before and after your arrival. I can be flexible if that is not the case.
Is there recycling and trash pick up at the house?
Yes, there is a recycling bin located in each of the houses and pick up is on Wednesday. We recycle plastics 1-7 (no caps or plastic bags please), bottles, paper, newspaper, and aluminum. Please rinse completely and place inside the bins. Trash is picked up twice a week.
Can I rent a golf cart or bikes?
Some houses come with bikes and/or a golf cart. If you would like to rent additional bikes and/or a golf cart, please contact Recreation at 843-706-6628 directly. A signed liability and credit card will need to be on file so you must arrange this personally.
Are there baby supplies in the houses?
Some houses have cribs, pack-n-plays, booster seats and children’s dishes/utensils in the houses. Any additional needs can be met by renting from Baby’s Away in Hilton Head at 843-681-8722. They will deliver and pick up from the houses.
Are all houses pet-friendly?
Almost all of the houses are pet-friendly. Palmetto Bluff is a very pet-friendly community so we love when your pet can travel with you. There is a $500 refundable pet deposit required
Is there WiFi in the houses?
All houses have WiFi and also SONOS sound systems. Please download the SONOS app prior to your arrival.
Are there grills at the houses?
All houses will have either a dedicated gas line or propane gas grill for your use.
How do I access the home?
I will personally meet you at the house to go over everything. I love to interact with all my guests and make sure everyone is familiar with each of the houses as well as with Palmetto Bluff. I look forward to meeting you in the very near future 🙂