The condo was nice; clean, all the amenities needed, easy walk to the beach. Clearly, the majority of the condos have full time residents, so it was an odd 'feel' staying there. That was especially true with the indoor pool and hot tub where there were several kids and teenagers in the pool area. That isn't a bad thing, just takes away from the feel of being on vacation. And while it is no reflection on the condo owner, the beach and surrounding area are clearly still recovering from the recent hurricane. All that said, the 'odd experience' was that the owner was generous enough to allow a late check out. We didn't ask for it, but it was nice because it afforded time to have a leisurely breakfast (we ate out) and were in no rush to leave. The checkout was extended to 4:00PM (again, we didn't ask, it was just offered). I responded that with a three hour drive home, we would be out by noon and I would text to confirm when we had left. She responded, 'Take your time, no rush'. But, when we returned from breakfast at 11:00 a.m. to get our bags, etc., the owner was in the condo, presumably cleaning it. I use the word 'presumably' because she would not let us back into the condo immediately to get the rest of our belongings. Instead, she asked us to wait outside, closed the door and came back 5 minutes later saying it was OK to come in. She was clearly flustered and frankly, sketchy, while she kept reiterating what she did/did not touch of ours as I did a final walk through to make sure we didn't' leave anything behind. Needless to say, my wife and I were really upset and frankly bewildered by what she was doing while we waited to come in the condo and get the rest of our belongings. I am not sure I want to know. It was a disappointing way to end an otherwise relaxing weekend. Lastly - the weekend that we chose to stay on HHI happened to be one of the coldest all year. Anticipating the poor weather, we had emailed her days before asking if we could move our stay to 'any weekend in February'. Her response was that all February was booked. However, once she sensed how disappointed we were about the checkout, she told me that she would give us a discount on our next stay. Then stated... 'any weekend in February would be fine'. Needless to say, we will not be staying there again.
Enjoy! This Spectacular Spa View on Port Royal Sound Beachfront