What is the Check In/Check Out time?

Check In is at 3 pm and Check Out is at 10 am.

What amenities are included with my rental? Specifically, what do I get when I pay the $65 per day resort fee?

The $65 per day resort fee allows you access to many of the resort amenities at Palmetto Bluff. They include:

Access to Kayaks/Paddleboards (Inland Waterway and May River) – To use these, go to either Recreation or the Canoe Club pool and ask someone to get life vests, paddles, etc. They may ask for your address. If they do, let them know you are a registered vacation rental guest. You will need to plan to go there at least 15 minutes or so ahead of your planned time to start the activity as sometimes they cant drop what they are doing right then to assist.

Fishing Gear – Some rentals of light tackle and gear are available. Go to Recreation to reserve these.

Pools – access to both the Riverhouse (Adult) Pool and the Canoe Club pool are included.

Gyms – Access to the gyms at both the Canoe Club and Riverhouse.

Croquet, Tennis, Bocce, Basketball courts – use of the Wilson Lawn and Racquet Club (Tennis, Croquet, Bocce, Basketball courts) are also included

Longfield Stables – excursions are available for a fee.

Rentals of Golf Carts or Bicycles – additional costs apply.

River House Porching

Nightly S’mores!

Can I play golf at the May River Course if I stay in your home?

No, You must either be be a golf club member or be staying at a home/ hotel room reserved through the Montage Resort in order to play golf at the May River Course.  In the past, some of our guests have reserved the least expensive room they could book for a day in order to play for 2 days in a row (check in and out days). They feel the cost savings of our VRBO home justifies the additional expense of the cost of a hotel room for a night.

There are also great courses in both Hilton Head and Savannah that are open to the public.

Should I rent a golf cart? How do I rent bicycles?

Golf carts really aren’t necessary as our home is located with in walking distance to all the resort amenities and restaurants. Renting bicycles is strongly recommended. If you would like to rent either golf carts or bicycles, you can do so by calling (843) 706-6628.

Bicycles may be rented from the Carriage House for $15 per bicycle/per day up to $45 maximum charge per bicycle per stay. Golf carts may be rented for an additional $75 charge per day. (Call for additional details and stipulations.)

Will I have internet access?

Our home has hi-speed internet and we offer it at no charge to our guests. The Wi-Fi access code will be on a placard when you enter the home.

Should I bring groceries?

Yes, if you want to eat in a lot. No, if you are happy to dine out!

There is a “convenience plus” store on the property within walking distance from the home (RT’s Market) and a Publix within a 20 minute drive.

Do you have baby gear (crib, stroller, etc.) available in the home?

No, but there is a great rental service, Babies Away, that can deliver and set up just about anything you need: 843.681.8722 or www.babysawayhhi.com

Is there a place to go horseback riding for both me and my children?

Yes! I HIGHLY recommend planning an excursion to go to Lawton Stables in Hilton Head (about a 30 minute drive). They have horses, ponies, trail rides and a petting zoo! Everyone in the family will be very pleased with this outing! Visit them at Lawton Stables to book your adventure!

What should I pack?

Life in Palmetto Bluff is pretty casual… T-Shirts, Polo shirts, Shorts, Sundresses, Sandals and Flip-flops are the norm in the Summer. Don’t forget sunscreen, a beach bag, swimsuits, reef (water) shoes, books/magazines, bug repellant, cover-ups, hats, sunglasses and your camera!

Summer often has afternoon showers so you might want to bring a lightweight hooded rain slicker.

Winters can be tricky (both hot and cold!) so bring a wind breaker, sweaters, etc.

Take a look at the weather a few days prior to departure and you will have a fairly accurate forecast.

Useful Montage Resort Contact Information


  • Palmetto Bluff Main Gate: (843) 706-6000
  • Spa Montage: (843) 706-6270
    Please contact to reserve treatments.
  • Wilson Landing: (843) 706-6650
    Boating & Water Activities
  • Wilson Lawn & Racquet Club: (843) 706-6635
    Tennis & Croquet
  • Recreation, Bikes & Golf Carts: (843) 706-6628
  • Canoe Club Pool & Fitness: (843) 706-6628
  • Real Estate: (843) 706-6400
  • RT’s Market: (843) 706-3448
  • Outside Palmetto Bluff: (843) 706-2478
    Water Excursions & Store


  • Buffalo’s (843) 706-6630
    General inquiries only please. No reservations accepted.
  • Canoe Club (843) 706-6625
    Please call for reservations.
  • Canteen (843) 706-6251
    General inquiries only please. No reservations accepted.
  • Octagon Porch (843)8366210
    Reservations not required but accepted.
  • River House Lounge (843) 706-6542
    Cocktails. General inquiries only please. No reservations accepted.
  • Fore and Aft (843) 706-6261
    Lunch and Cocktails. No reservations accepted.

How do I get in the house?

A few days prior to arrival I will email you information as to where to access the key,  the lockbox code, and the code for the guesthouse (if applicable).

Do you provide coffee?

Yes. All Houses and Guest Cottages have Cuisanart drip Coffeemakers and a Keurig. They each have a full bag of coffee, creamer, Splenda/Equal packets and Sugar.

Can I drink the water?


Could you make a few restaurant recommendations?

On property there is Buffalo’s, Jessamine, Fore and Aft, The Canoe Club, May River Golf Grill and The Octagon Bar (also serves casual food & is family friendly). All are fantastic restaurants, some more casual, others more formal. Visit PalmettoBluff.com to see photos, sample menus, etc.

Bluffton has some really great restaurants as well. Some of our favorites are:

  • The Bluffton Room – 843.757.3525 – Steaks and Seafood. Reservations suggested. They do not allow children under the age of 13.
  • The Pearl Kitchen & Bar – 843.757.5511 – Inspired coastal cuisine. Reservations recommended.
  • The Farm – 843.707.2041 – Seasonally driven refined cuisine.
  • Claude and Uli’s – 843.837.3336 – French.
  • Cahill’s Market and Kitchen – 843.757.2921 – A local favorite, Southern Cuisine with an emphasis on fried chicken. They have a market as well that sells fresh fruits, vegetables, local honey, butter and cheeses.
  • May River Grill – 843.757.5755 – American cuisine.
  • Old Town Dispensary – 843.837.1893 – American Casual – fun place for lunch or bar drinking. Family friendly.
  • Mi Tierra – 843.757.7200 – Authentic Mexican, family friendly.
  • Red Fish – 843.837.8888 – Seafood.

Do all of the TV’s have cable?


Is there a safe in the house?

Yes, the master bedroom closet has a safe.

What if I have to cancel?

Please see the terms outlined in the Rental Agreement for your vacation rental: