Hilton Head Island vacation rentals by Coastal Home and Villa

You’re Guide to Packing for your Hilton Head Island Vacation

You’re ready for your vacation to Hilton Head Island, but you must start packing. Don’t worry; we have you covered. We know that packing the whole family can be stressful, so we decided to give you a little help along the way. Staying in one of our Luxury Hilton Head Island vacation rentals will allow you to worry less about bringing everything, including the kitchen sink. Let’s look at our detailed list below to see what you should pack and what not to bring to your next stay with us.

What We Provide in Our Rentals

When you stay with us in one of our Luxury Hilton Head Island vacation rentals, we provide a starter supply of amenities that include laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, dish soap, paper towels, a few trash bags, toilet paper, tissues, hand and body soap, shampoo & conditioner. We also provide linens & bath towels, six beach towels, and a few properties may include extra beach items for you to use.

Vacation Home List

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Coffee Filters
  • Sponges
  • Laundry Detergent/Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets
  • Dish Soap/Dishwasher Tablets
  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Trash Bags
  • Foil & Plastic Wrap
  • Storage Containers/Ziplock Baggies
  • Hand Soap for Bathrooms & Kitchen
  • Tissues
  • First Aid Kit
  • Clothes Basket or Hamper for Dirty & Clean Clothes
  • Reusable Water Bottles
  • Disinfectant Wipes/Cleaner
  • Spices/Non-Stick Cooking Spray or Oil
  • Nightlights (for the little ones)
  • Sound Machine for the Kids
  • Items for your baby (Pack-n-Play, Highchair, Bedrail, Bouncer)

Beach Items

  • Sunscreen (We recommend at least 30 SPF)
  • Aloe/Aloe Lotion
  • Beach Umbrella/Chairs
  • Beach Towels (if you have more than six people)
  • Beach Blanket
  • Cooler
  • Baby Powder (helps get sand off the body quickly)
  • Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Boogie Boards
  • Rafts/Floats
  • Book or Kindle
  • Beach Toys for the Kids
  • Swim Diapers (if you have little ones)
  • Baseball Hats/Sunglasses
  • Rash Guard with SPF Protection

Personal Belongings/Toiletries

  • Glasses/Contact Lenses/Contact Solution
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Body Wash/Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Baby Shampoo/Wash (if you have little ones)
  • Haircare Products/Hairstyling Tools (we provide two hairdryers)
  • Brush/Comb
  • Hair Ties (Scrunchies, Bands, Headbands)
  • Face Cleanser
  • Insect Repellant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Moisturizer
  • Medication/Vitamins (don’t forget the things the kids may need)


  • Underwear/Undershirts/Bras
  • Sleepwear
  • T-Shirts
  • Dress/Casual Shirts
  • Jeans/Shorts/Pants
  • Dresses
  • Swimsuits/Cover-Up
  • Leisure Shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals/Flip-Flops/Water Shoes
  • Crocs (These are great for the beach too)
  • Purse
  • Beach Bag/Tote (if you live near an Ikea, the blue bags are perfect bags)
  • Dress Shoes
  • Diapers for the little ones

Miscellaneous Items

  • Laptop/Tablet (plus their chargers)
  • Waterproof Phone Case
  • Insurance Cards (Medical included)
  • Flashlight with Batteries
  • Credit/Debit/ATM Cards
  • Cash
  • List of Emergency Contacts
  • Camera with Memory Cards & Chargers
  • Phone Chargers
  • Driver’s License
  • Toys for the Kids
  • Board/Card Games to Play

There are so many other items that you could bring with you, but we wanted to share the above with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay with us in one of our Luxury Hilton Head Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear how this list helped you prepare for your next family vacation to our beautiful island!