HIKING BOOTS & SWIMSUITSNew discoveries and family memories are right around the corner!
Hiking Boots & Swimsuits offers four different vacation homes in four very different locations! From a large gorgeous mountain house with incredible views to an island paradise where you can see clear blue waters for miles! From lake living with access to jet skis and outdoor firepit to low country sunsets with crabbing and fishing from the back deck!
Imagine your vacation possibilities!
This secluded getaway promises a stay with unparalleled comfort and views making for an unforgettable vacation.
Experience all of the breath taking ocean views that the Little Starfish has to offer while sitting on one of the island’s most private hillsides.
We stay at our own vacation homes periodically throughout the year to make sure that everything is properly stocked and in good condition. We also have a little fun while we’re there!
- Lady Bug House, Hendersonville NC
- Purple Martin Hideaway, Lake Murray SC
- Blue Crab Retreat, Ridgeland SC
- Little Starfish, St. Thomas Virgin Islands
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What our Guests say
We love to hear back from our guests! Not only is it a wonderful way to keep in touch with great guests who share their adventures and wonderful local treasures we may not have found yet – but it helps us make the next guest’s experience better!
- Our vacation homes are wonderful destinations for families, so we try and recommend as many activities and outings as possible.
- We stay in these houses throughout the year to make certain these homes are held to a high standard.
- We encourage reviews to help us make each guest’s experience a great one!
We welcome you and your family to reserve any of homes today. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Blue Crab Retreat, Ridgeland South Carolina -We were a large extended family looking for a place to hang our hats for a week during a relative's USMC graduation. Not only was it a fun vacation place, but it was great to bring him back for a few days rest after a long 3 months at bootcamp. The location of the property was far enough away to feel secluded, but close enough (13 minutes to be exact) from the convenience of grocery, fast food, and the interstate. We love to fish, be outdoors, eat, and just hang out. We found all of those things waiting for us at the Blue Crab rental. The dock and surrounding marshland was beautiful, well built, and well maintained. The high tide brought many opportunities to explore the river and the low tide brought just as much opportunity to catch bait in the low pools of water left behind. The Dennis's thought of everything when it came to the outdoor fun of kayaking, fishing, cast-netting; as well as the indoor fun of DVD's, wifi, and board games. We also enjoyed the fire pit (with chopped wood waiting for us) on our last night, and took advantage of the great climbing trees hanging out over the water in the late afternoons. The screened porch was the place to be at any time during the day. Even in the heat of the day it was pleasant to be outside. The cabinets were well stocked with plenty of dishes and cookware. We cooked enough for an army every night and we always had what we needed. The double kitchens were a huge help in the massive cleanup it took after every meal too. At the end of our stay we all weren't ready to leave, and every person was very happy with their stay.A Large Family Getaway
Lady Bug House, Hendersonville North Carolina - I traveled to this home with my husband, two other couples, and two single friends. From the moment we walked in the door, we were blown away. The home was wonderfully decorated and immaculately clean. The beds were comfy and the room layouts were perfect for our group. We had plenty of bathrooms to go around and ample space for relaxing. The kitchen was stocked with all the pots, pans, and utensils we could possibly need. We made a trip to the local grocery store and cooked in everyday. We spent evenings on the wrap around porch listening to the stream and the peaceful mountain sounds. There was plenty to do in the area and lots of wonderful local little shops. Though we didn't take the kids on this trip, I would HIGHLY recommend this house for a family trip or even multiple families traveling together. The layout is perfect and the house was just wonderful. Wouldn't change a thing and can't wait to go back!Amazing Mountain House
M.S. Columbia, SC
Blue Crab Retreat, Ridgeland South Carolina - Fantastic location on tidal creek with well-appointed dock and living quarters. Sit on the porch with your coffee and watch the sun rise with brilliant colors above the creek and marsh grass. Take kayaks exploring the local creeks and bird watch or fish. Crab, fish or swim from the awesome dock. Out in the country where you are away from it all but still close to Beaufort and Hilton Head (less than 1 hour) for easy day trips. I highly recommend this relaxing venue.Stunning Scenery and Solitude
Brad Mount Pleasant, SC
Purple Martin Hideaway, Lake Murray South Carolina - We recently vacationed here with some childhood friends and there respective kids. This place is an absolute blast with every amenity you could ask for. The pontoon boat was perfect and the location in the cove was perfect. The kayaks were great and the house was set up very well. A large back deck allowed ample hang time after the kids went down. Highly recommended!Family Trip with Old Friends