HOW DOES OWNERSHIP WORK?
Each lot is privately owned while all the common areas including streets, buildings, tennis courts, swimming pool, etc., are owned undivided and in common by all lot owners.
ARE THERE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH LOT OWNERSHIP?
Yes, a monthly maintenance fee, billed quarterly, provides the following services and maintenance for the resort and individual lots:
Upkeep of the common facilities and roadways
Water and sewer
Cable TV throughout the resort
Wi-Fi throughout the resort
Daily trash pickup
Lawn maintenance (weekly mow & leaf blow)
This fee also includes funding for a Long-Range Capital Improvement Plan.
WHAT ADDITIONAL FEES ARE OWNERS RESPONSIBLE FOR?
Owners are responsible for the following:
Electricity – contracted with the Palmetto Electric Cooperative
Telephone – may be provided by Hargray Communications
Liability Insurance – the resort’s general liability policy provides coverage for the resort and its members as a commercial operation. Members are limited to the commercial, third-party exposure only. This will not provide liability coverage for the member’s exclusive use or occupancy.
Maintenance and regular upkeep of your shrubs, trees, landscaping beds, furniture, and pad.
Taxes are based on Beaufort County’s assessed value. You will receive a tax bill directly from Beaufort County each year.
ARE THERE ANY PROTECTIVE COVENANTS?
Yes, a copy of the complete covenants is available at the management office or on-line under “Board Documents” on the Owners’ section of the website.
WHAT SIZE ARE THE LOTS?
Lot sizes vary and are generally about 40′ x 70′ with about 2,800 square feet of area.
SHOULD I HAVE MY LOT SURVEYED?
If not already surveyed, owners may have their lot surveyed at their expense.
MAY I RENT MY LOT DIRECTLY WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE FRONT OFFICE?
All lots must be rented through the rental office.
HOW IS LOT RENTAL INCOME DISTRIBUTED?
The lot owner receives 50% of the rent collected for their lot.
MAY A FRIEND USE MY LOT IN MY ABSENCE?
Each owner may allow guests to stay on his/her lot (in the guest’s motorcoach) in the Guest of Owner program any LOT may be used free of charge for 21 days (consecutive or separately). Once the first 21 days per lot have been used, any guest on that lot will then compensate the Resort at a rate of ½ the regular rental rate for up to 21 additional days. After 42 total days of use on any individual lot, any Guest will pay the full rental rate. These provisions apply whether the Guest remains on a single site, or moves to another site. It is the coach being used, not the name under which the Guest is registered that will be used to determine the length of stay.
SHOULD I NOTIFY THE OFFICE WHEN I PLAN TO USE MY LOT?
Yes, owners need to reserve the dates of current and future stays in our online reservation system, Staylist, as far in advance as possible. Call the office if you need help with this process. If you wish to remove your lot from the rental program please notify the office in writing.
AM I REQUIRED TO PUT MY LOT IN THE RENTAL PROGRAM WHEN I DON’T USE IT?
You are not required to rent your lot, however, participation is encouraged and appreciated.
MAY I USE THE FACILITIES OF THE CLUBHOUSE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS?
Yes, but there are certain restrictions and a fee may be charged depending on the number of people attending. Arrangements should be made with the office.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE TYPE OF LANDSCAPING I CAN DO?
Generally no, but it is required to submit your plans to the Property Enhancement Committee (PEC) for approval before starting new work or making major changes.
MAY I INSTALL A SPRINKLER SYSTEM ON MY LOT?
Yes. All lots must have an irrigation system. You can do the installation yourself or contract with an approved vendor to do the work. Irrigation must comply with Hilton Head Island Town Ordinance and resort PEC guidelines.
IS IT OK TO ASK THE OFFICE TO TAKE CARE OF A PROBLEM ON MY LOT?
Requests must be made online using the Maintenance Button in the owner’s section of the website. If urgent, call the Resort Manager.
HOW DO I OBTAIN PERMISSION TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO MY LOT?
Plans must be submitted and approved by the PEC before work commences. Forms and guidelines appear in the owners’ section of the website. This requirement applies to all permanent structural modifications.
MAY I INSTALL OUTSIDE LIGHTS?
Yes, in compliance with the Property Enhancement Guidelines and Town of Hilton Head Island Lighting Ordinance. All plans must be submitted to and approved by the PEC before work commences.
MAY I HAVE TELEPHONE SERVICE INSTALLED AT MY LOT?
Yes. Contact Hargray Communications (843-785-2166) to make necessary arrangements for installation and billing.
IS COOKING OUT/BBQ ALLOWED?
Charcoal and wood-burning grills and fires are strictly prohibited. Only propane grills and fire pits are allowed.
HOW IS THE MOTORCOACH RESORT GOVERNED AND MANAGED?
The Property Owners Association is operated as a homeowners association and elects the Board of Directors from the membership. The resort is managed by the resort manager who answers to the Board of Directors. The rental office is a limited liability corporation owned by all 401 owners.
HOW MANY SEATS ARE THERE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
There are seven (7) seats with vacated positions open for election each year. The executive offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected by fellow Board members. The Director position on the Board is for three (3) years or, if appointed, it will be to fill the remainder of the time of the person he/she is replacing.
DOES THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RUN THE DAILY AFFAIRS OF THE RESORT?
No. The Board sets policies and procedures which are implemented by the resort manager who is employed by the owners’ association. The resort manager is responsible for common areas maintenance, enforcement of rules and regulations, resort staff and workampers among other things.
WHO BELONGS TO THE OWNERS ASSOCIATION?
Ownership of a lot in the resort automatically confers membership in the association. There are no outside members. The annual meeting of the owners’ association is held in April of each year.
HOW ARE NOMINEES FOR ELECTION TO THE BOARD SELECTED?
Each year, in advance of the annual meeting, the elections committee prepares a slate of candidates from the membership of the owners association. Anyone interested in running for the board should contact the elections Committee for an application.
WHO SETS RENTAL RATES?
The Board of Directors.