Published On: February 14th, 20242.7 min read

By: Swallowtail at Sea Pines

Let’s Take the Time

Let’s Take the Time

We decided to look at it a little differently this winter. The short hours of daylight and the long, cozy nights are too often regarded as a time to wish away. Waiting for spring is understandable, but putting life on pause seems like a waste. And so, this year, we decided to take the time to enjoy these winter weeks as perfect in their own way.

Granted, it is easier to take winter lightly with a vacation rental here in Swallowtail at Sea Pines, where a bad day is just when you add a golf jacket over your golf sweater. And yet, our friends in northern climates – and all over the world, in fact – see winter as a time for reflection, for gathering strength in both body and spirit. When more families were farm families, winter was when you made sure your equipment was in good repair. That is still a good lesson even today, when most of us make our livings from what we think and what we know. At its best, winter is more than a time to be waited out or wished away.

More of Spring Every Day

This year, we focus instead on the fact that every single day brings a little more daylight. Friends who run on the beach here tell us that the tide charts show sunrise coming about one minute earlier, and sunset arriving about one minute later every day. When you think of spring as growing like a seed, as showing itself a little longer every day, then winter doesn’t seem like a dark tunnel anymore.

Here in Swallowtail at Sea Pines, our all-season swimming pool and the easier-than-ever tee times of our nearby golf courses offer even more practical ways for you to hasten the arrival of spring. Because Swallowtail has been part of the original plan that became America’s favorite vacation island, we are right in the center of everything that people love to do.

Where Summer is Always Waiting for You

“I don’t always swim when I visit in January and February,” one Swallowtail owner from Ohio said. “Just knowing that I can makes spring seem to come sooner.” This brings up one of the biggest values of Swallowtail at Sea Pines. Folks who might have come at first to rent one of the vacation villas of Swallowtail at Sea Pines discover then how easy it is to own here. Far easier than many at first imagine.

“More Hilton Head Island for less money,” is how another Swallowtail owner described it. In fact, Swallowtail at Sea Pines was one of the very first vacation properties to pioneer the field of fractional ownership, of ways to make sure that family and friends could look forward to an annual vacation in paradise, without the cares of owning a free-standing home.

The personal touch that Swallowtail applies to this process sets it entirely apart from the huge timeshare systems that were inspired by the breakthroughs that began right here. Instead, Swallowtail at Sea Pines makes that ownership decision just as easy to live with as it is to make in the beginning. Ask any owner. It’s well worth looking into.