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“Family Resort” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bluewater Resort and Marina

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Bluewater Resort and Marina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Family Resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was satisfied everything in the resort. Rental price was cheaper than others and the suit was very comfortable. My family could paddle a canoe, take a rest on swings and have a time in indoor or outdoor pool.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Chanmi P
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spinnakermanager, Manager at Bluewater Resort and Marina, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Grove City, Ohio
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151 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Part of the resort is in progress so during the morning and day construction is taking place which if sitting on the balcony isn't great. The condo was beautiful and had a washer and dryer which is great. The pool was nice, the area to and around the pier was enjoyable. Our biggest complaint is the beds. The mattress, linens, blanket and pillows are horrible. I think we've stayed on better at a motel. Never ever save money when it comes to guests sleep! A very costly mistake!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank KickIt07012011
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Ameliasburg, Canada
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89 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

We spent a week at Bluewater through an II exchange and, for us, it was a good choice. It is ten years since we last visited the Low Country so there was much for us to see and do. Also, the weather was great for us as escapees from a difficult winter.

After two days of driving, we were happy that the resort was located in a quiet location not far from the bridge to the mainland. Each day after our many excursions, we felt a sense of relief as we returned to the tranquility of Bluewater. Perhaps this is due, in part, to the fact that we are island dwellers.

Our two bedroom unit was spacious, bright, clean, and well equipped. WIFI was efficient. I enjoyed the art pieces on the walls. We also enjoyed the outdoor pool and hot tub, the swings, picnic tables, and the well-groomed property.

The week started well with two talks given by Alex from the Activity staff. First she spoke about Hilton Head Island and then about the general area. This provided us with an excellent point of departure for planning our days. She distributed useful print materials and maps to the group. The talks were followed by a hot dog BBQ [for a small fee] where we had a chance to meet some of the other guests. Next morning, she spoke with enthusiasm about the history of the area, including the story of the Gullah people. I share her love of history so this was a real bonus.

The other activity staff member who enhanced our experience was Josh who taught us the fundamentals of kayaking and the craft of crab catching. While out on the dock chatting with him, I spotted a creature in the water which he quickly identified as a manatee. He also provided a close look at a couple of crabs that he caught. In the pond between reception and the buildings, we saw a lazy-looking alligator and several egrets.

We heard that there will be a restaurant/snack bar/bar on the property in the future. This would be a welcome addition.

We have exchanged one of our timeshares for twenty-five years at places around the world and I would say that this exchange compares favourably -- the property, the unit, the staff, and the general location -- that is, its proximity to restaurants, interesting sights, and activities.

Room Tip: We enjoyed our 4th floor location -- great view of the sunset.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank JLZ
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Toronto
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39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

We own time share here and found it to be nice and quiet. Very good Marina and most of the boat excursions can pick up from here. Outdoor and indoor pools are clean. Staff is friendly.
They are building a lazy river pool.

Room Tip: Third and fourth floor three bedrooms are nice
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank HardSun
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Spring Hill, Florida
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403 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

We spent a week here and had a very relaxing time. From looking out over the water from your balcony to watching the sunset on a swing by the dock, the location is wonderful. The resort is smaller, but the grounds and buildings are attractive and well maintained. They are finishing a third building and putting in another pool with a lazy river, but we were not bothered by construction noises. We actually didn't hear or see many of the other guests. We stayed in a two bedroom unit, and it was very comfortable. There were restaurants and a Publix not far from the resort, and it wasn't a long drive to other parts of the island. We only went to one of the activities at the resort, but they offered a number of choices. It was a great vacation.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Batmom7
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Islamorada, Florida
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

We spent a week at The Bluewater Resort and Marina property. We did a timeshare exchange through II. The property is located distant to the main areas of Hliton Head Island. To get to the Bluewater Resort you have to drive through a depressed area of the island. There is a toll bridge to get to downtown or a much longer traffic filled road to downtown. There is no restaurant or convenience store on the property site. There are 2 lunch and dinner restaurants just down the road which were convenient but crowded. One had over an hours wait both nights we tried to go there. The other had at least a 45 minute wait. We just ate at the bar both nights.

The construction noise was inconvenient but expected based on the reviews we had read. Our biggest negative was the floor plan of the unit. We were in a 2 bedroom apartment. The living area was on the rear and had a view of the adjacent building and the pool construction site. The two bedrooms were on the front separated by the entrance door, each bedroom had only one window looking out onto the hallway. You had to keep the window treatments closed so other people did not walk by and look into the bedroom and you could not open the window for ventilation without inviting anyone else to push open the window from the hallway. The bedrooms seemed like caves because they were so dark even with the window treatments open during the day. At night the stairway lights were right outside the bedroom windows so the window treatments had to be closed as tight as possible.

The dock area is very nice. They have enough kayaks that we never saw anyone waiting to kayak. They also do not restrict where you can go in the kayaks. There was fishing equipment to check out, also a nice activity.

We love to BBQ and they have nice propane grills. The ignitors did not work. When we mentioned this at the orientation, we were told that they all worked and the batteries needed to be changed. We told the staff on two different occasions that the ignitors did not work. They told us that the batteries would be replaced that day. I doubt anyone bothered because the ignitors never worked. We bought a fire stick at the grocery store to be able to use the BBQs. The deck had a table about half the size of a folding card table with 4 chairs. 2 placemats filled the table, it was a tight squeeze for the 2 of us to eat on the deck. We had to sit salad dressing, salsa and chips on a chair. There is no way 3 or 4 people could have eaten on the deck.

Overall the staff was pleasant, the buildings new, and the construction noise manageable. They will be building for the foreseeable future with the number of buildings on their site plan. If we return to Hilton Head, we will try to stay at a different resort.

Room Tip: Units on the end of the buildings would have bedroom windows on the side of the buildings and likely...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank LivingLifeonVacation
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Saint Charles, Illinois
Level Contributor
108 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

This resort is still in the process of being built; two of the three buildings are done. We did not notice too-early construction noises at all. The setting is a little out of the way from the beach area, but a quick 15 minute drive was not bad at all. We visited in late March/early April, spring break time but not too crowded. We had a 3 bedroom end-unit, which was beautiful. The one bedroom that shared a wall with another unit could hear the water running, toilet flushing etc. Nice balcony with views of the water & Pickney Island. Nice workout facilities; the indoor pool was closed at this time but we did not miss it. This resort is located right next to Hudsons Restaurant; we could literally walk there (road side, not shore line). We had one call right after we checked in about joining a timeshare sales pitch (she called it something else) but we declined, and after that just one note on the unit door, which we ignored. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, all with a tub and separate shower (pull the shower handle out to start the water; we learned this the hard way). Gated entry; free kayaks and gas grills are available for use, along with a shuffle board court, ping pong table and tether ball.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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5 Thank JulieO167
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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 #10 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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