About the Palmetto Bluff Community

Step Back in Time &
Experience the Essence of
South Carolina Lowcountry


Palmetto Bluff is a 20,000+ acre community nestled between Savannah, GA and Hilton Head, SC in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Planners have gone to great lengths to preserve the Bluff’s pristine natural beauty, and the community has the look and feel of a South Carolina town from yesteryear. VRBO Palmetto Bluff vacation rentals offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy a casual, laid-back vacation, with the ability to stroll through the quaint village on foot, horseback, or by bike. Outside the village, vacationers can enjoy a hike through the Bluff’s expansive trail system, and miles of navigable waterways that are ideal for boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and other water sports.

U.S. News & World Report, Best Hotels in the USA (2014)
Rated No. 1 Hotel in South Carolina
Rated No. 2 Top 10 Hotels in the U.S.

Quick Facts

AREA TO EXPLORE: 20,000 acres


Palmetto Bluff is a comfortable semitropical climate with temperatures that average in the high 80s in the summer and in the 50s in the winter. Temperature variations between day and night are typically minimal.

Average Monthly Temperatures in Palmetto Bluff
Average Monthly Temperatures in Palmetto Bluff

Amenities at the Bluff

Palmetto Bluff SC vacation rentals give visitors access to countless first-class amenities, including:

  • Gated community with 24-hour security
  • Resort-style swimming pools
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Equestrian center
  • Fishing
  • Lawn sports (Bocce, Croquet, etc.)
  • Ample restaurants and shops
  • Much more!

Activities and Events at the Bluff

At Palmetto Bluff, vacation rental visitors are invited to take part in the fun and excitement of our special activities and events. Some of the highlights include:

Buffalo Blast: A hundred-round sporting clay shoot at 13 different stations with proceeds going to benefit the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy.

Buffalo Run: A 10K, 30K, or 50K trail run through the backwoods of Palmetto Bluff. Vacationers can explore the islands, rivers and forests that make up the Bluff, with proceeds again going to ensure the preservation of the Conservancy.

Music to your Mouth: An annual festival showcasing the best in southern flavor, all in one place! Sample our best cuisine, wine and spirits from countless area chefs, vintners, brewers and artisans. Proceeds are donated to Second Helping, a local organization that works with over 60 agencies to help feed the hungry in the region.

Christmas in the Village: Each December, the locals gather at the Village Green to mix, mingle, drink hot toddies, enjoy a favorite movie, and spread holiday cheer. What better place to spend the holidays than at the Bluff!

You can learn more about these and other upcoming events from the Palmetto Bluff community website.

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About Palmetto Bluff

Encircled by ribbons of rivers, with streams trickling through marsh to a pristine Lowcountry landscape, Palmetto Bluff retreats from the modern world into its own peaceful splendor. You’ll bike the quiet streets with no hurry or cares in the world. Play a game of bocce ball or croquet on a perfectly manicured lawn, and gently recline in rocking chairs on a comfortable porch.

The sunny neighborhood streets encourage relaxing on the porch and spending quality together time with loved ones. It’s the private community that time forgot, but that discerning travelers will always remember.

Families who love Kiawah Island, Sea Island and Hilton Head will love Palmetto Bluff even more. Your kids can splash in the pool, catch the breeze on a boat and try their hand at bocce. There’s also a boat center with kayaks and canoes. You can forsake the car for family bike rides on the quiet streets. Adventures await as there is no shortage of activities at Palmetto Bluff including backwater boating, kayaking, fishing, beachcombing, crabbing, water skiing and tubing.

Within the gates of this master-planned community is the Montage resort. As such, classic resort amenities reside here as well. Many have praised Palmetto Bluff’s collection of tennis, spa facilities, boating, golf, shopping and fine dining.

  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Hotels in the USA Rated #1 Hotel & Resort in South Carolina and #2 Top 10 Hotels in the U.S. 2014
  • Located less than 35 minutes from downtown Savannah, Georgia, and 30 minutes from Hilton Head Island
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