We were very pleased with Jan's condo. It was dog friendly, so we could bring our little dog with us and not have to board him, which is a plus. The Colonnade community is in a great location at the end of a dead end street, so it is very quiet and feels very secluded. We had a beautiful view of the pond/lagoon behind the condo and saw lots of wildlife and even an alligator! The property is so beautiful and you really feel like you're in paradise. Shipyard as a whole is so beautiful- I think even more beautiful than Sea Pines, and it isn't nearly as crowded. There are a ton of bike trails all through the community and tons of alligators in all of the bodies of water. It was so neat to bike ride passed them.
The hot tub was wonderful! The pool was a little cool for us because it was still early in the season, but it was so nice to have the hot tub option. And it isn't far at all from the condo.
The path to the beach is really nice, too. You can ride bikes (there are bike stands at the end) or just walk. And on the days when you have too much stuff to carry (or in our case, getting out early to see the sunrise with kids that weren't too keen on the idea) you can drive down to the beach club and park near the beach. That was a nice plus, too. Having restrooms near your beach spot was great, too.
The condo itself is nicely arranged and had a great layout. We had three kids 11, 9 and 4 with us and had plenty of space to spread out. The master bathtub is a little old (the shower diverter was hard to pull up) but the other bathroom has been redone very nicely. Lots of space in that bathroom, too, for the kids to all use at once. I found the master bed to be a little on the hard side (but I'm also 8 months pregnant and can only sleep on my side, so take that into account). My husband thought it was fine.
There is a front gated area that is all to your condo, which was great for storing all the beach toys and chairs and not having to bring them inside was nice.
I just can't say enough great things about this condo. We will definitely book Jan's condo again the next time we get back to Hilton Head. We loved it. Thank you, Jan, for a wonderful vacation before the next little one arrives!!