The folks who choose Swallowtail at Sea Pines as their answer to a dependable vacation in paradise every year discover that they get along with their neighbors here very well, to say the least. It is not surprising when you consider that the balance of excitement and relaxation here, of things to do and a lovely setting for just being still, too, is a matter of taste. It makes perfect sense, then, that we have a lot in common.
Whether just for the week, or over the span of years, and even generations, Swallowtail owners find that this feeling of coming back home stems not only from the embrace of Sea Pines itself, but also from being among others who understand it the same way.
Knowing that Swallowtail is connected directly with the original vision that made Hilton Head Island a world-class resort – and America’s favorite vacation island according to the travel magazines, year after year – we find we are among others who understand that vision, too.
Connected at the Source
A few of the people we know still, here at Swallowtail, arrived in Sea Pines in time to know founder Charles Fraser personally, and a few had the privilege of working with him directly. As a result, we enjoy the advantage of reviewing and referring to those key factors for Sea Pines’ success that Charles put in place from the beginning. Envisioning Harbour Town, the Yacht Basin, and the vacation residences of Swallowtail were among those success factors, certainly, and of course they were followed by many others.
Yet, it might be said with equal certainty that the most recent 15 years of life in Sea Pines have been a true golden age, maybe the best time ever to enjoy life in the fulfillment of the founder’s dream. Since 2005, the investment and confidence of the Goodwin family in the Sea Pines Resort has been called a rebirth, by no less an authority than Golf Magazine.
A Neighbor with Resources
A friend who’s done a lot of work with resorts and golf courses says, “You can always tell the difference that private investment makes. It shows in the details.” Still, you don’t have to look very closely to notice all the improvements and modernization measures that have been put in place in the 15 years that the Sea Pines Resort has been in the Goodwins’ hands. In fact, here at Swallowtail, we are surrounded by those improvements.
From the clubhouse to the conference center, from the golf courses to the beach club, a dedication to offering the highest levels of amenities and service is evident. We couldn’t have asked for finer neighbors.
What to Keep and What to Change
The insight for knowing what to restore, what to renew, and what to begin again is seen in the decisions that have kept the Sea Pines Resort at the forefront of destinations. Decisions like this come not only from a spreadsheet, but also from being invested personally.
Here in Swallowtail at Sea Pines, our continual investment in sensible updates and improvements comes from the same kinds of decisions. The owners who serve, and the experienced property managers who carry through with the owners’ decisions are equally dedicated to keeping Swallowtail at Sea Pines in its rightful place, fulfilling the inspired vision that made Sea Pines what it is and has always been.