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Bluewater Resort and Marina
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful vacation”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for Fourth of July week. We had a 2 bedroom which was very nice. With 3 kids and 3 adults the space was comfortable. The bathrooms are huge and bedrooms spacious. They had several activities for kids and adults which were fun. The pond was nice and we made a habit of looking for the alligators in it multiple times a day. The dock was beautiful and we saw dolphins all day every day! My husband and I tried fishing from the dock but didn't catch anything worthwhile. The Fourth of July celebration was fun until the fireworks. There was a problem with the barge so the didn't start until 11 and only lasted 3 minutes. It was rather disappointing. I felt the location was nice. It was quite and the drive to other things like the beach and activities was short. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I was nervous because another review said they were horrified by the people and neighborhood outside of the gates. I think they are completely wrong! The neighborhood was nice and the people are very friendly!!! We will be going back next year!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Ridgefield, CT
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

This was our first time staying at Bluewater and it was a great experience. The staff was friendly, check in was efficient and the resort unit was clean and nicely decorated. We had a three bedroom unit since our daughter and grandson joined us for the week. The unit was spacious and would have easily slept 8. The kitchen was small and compact but had all of the required appliances...fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave etc. There was a washer and a dryer right behind the kitchen. There was the master bedroom and bath with a walkout to a porch, a guest master and a room with 2 twin beds. Each bedroom had its' own bath. The resort is at the entrance to Hilton Head Island; right as you cross the bridge. Initially I was concerned about beach access etc but I need not have worried. We were in a great location on the bay. The resort had chairs overlooking the water and a dock for fishing or viewing. You could see dolphins swimming in the area near Pinckney Reserve! Along the dock was a fire pit where a smores party was held, picnic tables, grills, shuffleboard and bocci game areas, chair swings and rocking chairs. It was a beautiful peaceful area and we had lovely sunsets each night unless it rained. Sea birds frequented the area and an osprey had a nest in one of the trees across from our room. The resort was well manicured and activities were offered at various times of the day for both children and adults to enjoy. The closest beaches were Folley Field and Dreissen...parking was a bit less costly ( 50 cents an hour vs $1 an hour) at Dreissen and the beach there was great! The Bluewater had shuttles to take you back and forth to the beach and to Coliginy but we usually drove. One afternoon the clouds rolled in and never left so the indoor pool offered a great option for those who wanted to continue to enjoy the day....Several nice restaurants were just down the road, The Hudson house, The Chart house and The Boat House. One evening the resort offered a BBQ. The drive down to the tip of Hilton Head isn't bad and there is always the expressway for $1.25. We were very close to the Publix food market and several less expensive and child friendly restaurants. The location was excellent and really saved time when you had to leave the island! Free kayaking was available and it was so much fun!! You could just paddle around the bay area off the dock or go over and explore the shores of Pinckney Island and reserve. Bikes could be rented and delivered to the hotel on a daily or weekly basis. There is a very nice gym and a craft area for the kids. I really liked that the resort was on the small size so you were able to meet and interact with people in a very pleasant way and kids made friends easily. We had a slight problem with the shower in our guest master bedroom and they responded to it immediately. Unfortunately, it wasn't an easy fix but we had several other showers so it wasn't a problem. Pool towels were provided and free wifi was available. If you like to golf, that is also available....For those who love nature, peace and quiet away from the fray, then you will enjoy this resort. Easily one of the best we have been to on the island, and we have been to quite a few!

Room Tip: Ask for an end room...sometimes the kids running on the front balconies got loud, esp in the evenin...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

The only place with your own boat dock and free kayaks. Out the back door and your're on water, boat or kayak out to the open ocean. A shuttle to Coligny if you want to hit up the crowded areas, which are also admittedly fun. This is the place to be if you want to be ON the island but away from the noise. Rooms themselves are gorgeous with both views and interior features.

  • Stayed June 2013
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5 Thank DrDickBurns101
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2013

I had read some reviews and was concerned about our stay but we were really staying there more for the location as my parents lived within walking distance. We rented 3 2 bedroom condos and I have to say they were spacious, well stocked and in great shape. Beds were comfortable, bathrooms were over-sized, and the room said it slept six but it could have slept at least 8. Staff was nothing but friendly and accommodating. The first morning our shower was having an issue and maintenance was there within 15 minutes. The only thing, this is a quiet resort. I didn't see anyone under 60 there. This is just outside of Hilton Head Plantations back entrance. I would stay again in a second!

Room Tip: We were in building two and had a lovely view of the water.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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7 Thank Gerstel
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spinnakermanager, Director of Sales at Bluewater Resort and Marina, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments you have posted about Bluewater Resort & Marina, and thank you for staying with Spinnaker Resorts. Please contact Kathy or Lori at 843-785-4881 so we may personally assist in reserving your future vacation getaways.
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Jonesboro, Georgia
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

This was my first time to the area. Do guided to have a Christmas vacationers the family. I had a party of 9 (4 adults and 5 kids). We had a 3br with plenty of room and we were able to function. The kitchen area is small, but there is no need to have more than 2 people I n there at a time.

We have been to other resorts, but this is the first I really enjoyed and didn't mind staying inside their room a couple days.

  • Stayed December 2012
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2 Thank Willis M
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spinnakermanager, Manager at Bluewater Resort and Marina, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments you have posted about Bluewater Resort & Marian, and thank you for staying with Spinnaker Resorts. Please contact Kathy or Lori at 843-785-4881 so we may personally assist in reserving your future vacation getaways.
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Baltimore
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2012

This was our first family reunion that consisted of four couples. The resort was easy to find by turning left at the first traffic light arriving on the island.
Compared to the overall size of the 3-BR, 3-BA unit (the living room was huge and all three bedrooms were more than adequate in size) we felt that the kitchen was cramped making it difficult getting meals together with more than one person at a time occupying the kitchen and it lacked sufficient counter space. The shared bath could have contained additional towel racks to accommodate four adult individuals. Other than that, we were very pleased with the size and attractiveness of the unit; its furnishings were first class and the view overlooking the lagoon was so peaceful. Easy drive to all Hilton Head's restaurants, etc.

Room Tip: The higher up, the better the view !
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

A great deal for the money. We stayed during Thanksgiving week so beach access was not an issue for us. The resort is near the intercostal with great sunset views. The resort includes an indoor and outdoor pool, grills as well as indoor and outdoor games. The unit we had was a three bedroom which was large and very well equipped. Each bedroom had its own bathroom with the smallest having two queen beds. The others each had kings. The staff was very friendly. Absolutely no complaints.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: Bluewater Resort and Marina
Address: 10 Blue Water Marina Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29926-4828
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bluewater Resort and Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come delight in the beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway and savor stunning sunsets from the dock at Bluewater Resort & Marina. This Spinnaker Premier luxury vacation resort has something for everyone, from water and nature lovers to golfers and loungers. Bluewater's private dock provides an experience that no other Hilton Head timeshare resort offers. Bluewater Resort & Marina is the only timeshare resort on Hilton Head Island with a private dock on the Intracoastal Waterway. From here you can fish, kayak, and take in sunset views with Pinckney Island Wildlife Nature Reserve just across the water. Bluewater also has the largest pool on the island with a lazy river and kids' splash pad. Bluewater's one, two and three bedroom Key West style units are complete with fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops and sit up bars, spacious dining and living areas with entertainment centers and balcony walkouts and bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (some bedrooms have private balcony walkouts). ... more   less 
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