Hilton Head Rentals and Golf


(843) 785-8687
Email: Tom@hiltonheadvacation.com
Website: www.hiltonheadvacation.com

Tom and Nancy Ridgway, after deciding to retire from years in the corporate “rat race,” longed to find a business that they could own and operate from a beautiful setting in the Southeastern part of the country. This dream came true for the Ridgways in 1998 when they purchased Hilton Head Rentals and Golf, Inc. on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. The business had been in operation under the same manager/owner since it was founded in 1981. The owner decided that the time had come to move on, and so, Tom and Nancy acquired the business and began to work on improving not only the product offered, but also the infrastructure of the company.

Hilton Head Rentals & Golf is a real estate rental company that rents out houses, villas, and condos located on Hilton Head Island. Property owners not interested in dealing with the mundane details of renting their property, list it with Hilton Head Rentals & Golf and Tom and Nancy handle the rental of the property, the guest relations during their stay, and the clean up of the unit after the guest’s departure. Hilton Head Rentals & Golf allows many property owners the luxury of renting out their property without having to deal with the “nitty gritty” of the transaction.

With a focus on providing premier, upscale properties and superior customer service/guest relations, Tom and Nancy were able to triple reservations and double revenues. These increases called for additional staff and upgraded reservation systems. 2002 found Hilton Head Rentals 7 Golf “bursting at the seams” of their location. Tom and Nancy had to find a larger facility – and fast.

Tom and Nancy found the perfect building for their business, and it was across the street from their location. The building is two stories nestled in among old oak trees dripping with Spanish moss and has the look of an antebellum Southern mansion. Tom and Nancy negotiated the purchase and approached South Carolina Bank & Trust for financing. The SCB&T loan officer got the purchase approved with an SBA 504 loan, and referred the Ridgways to SBAC to get the SBA loan. SBA approved the loan in the beginning of 2003 and Hilton Head Rentals & Golf was in their new “mansion” to kick off the start of their season.

If you want to stay on the beautiful island of Hilton Head on the South Carolina coast, contact Tom and Nancy to find the perfect hideaway for you and your family. And when you travel down the island to get to your rental unit, be sure to take a quick peek at the Hilton Head Rentals & Golf building – you can’t miss it, it’s the antebellum mansion next to the ancient graveyard mid-island.