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3 bedroom Monarch Hilton Head

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I think I just lucked out . . . picked up a 3 bedroom Monarch unit on Hilton Head. I tried looking for a floor plan and can find none. The only thing I see listed are for 2 bedrooms. I remember someone saying there was a larger oceanfront penthouse suite at Monarch . . . could I be so lucky??? I've stayed at Monarch before and we love the small resort and closeness to the beach. Anyone have a 3 bedroom floor plan? Very excited one way or the other . . . love Hilton Head!
 

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The Crowne Suite, unit 3855, is on the top floor of the Azalea Building. The unit has a nice master suite with a kingsize Bed, tub & shower, the second bedroom has two queen or full beds and a bathroom and the third bedroom has a Murphy bed and a bathroom. It has a full kitchen, dining room and living room. A full deck with a great view of the ocean.

A good exchange, what week did you get?
 

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Thanks. I have the week starting on the 14th of January. Not the warmest time on Hilton Head but we have been there many times in January and we love it because there are no crowds and it's a great time to ride bikes and not see people . . . not that we have anything against people, it's just fun to pretent we have the entire place to ourselves! We've been there in January when it has been in the 70's.

Is there only one, three bedroom unit in Monarh? I have never seen it show up in any past searches, that's one of the reasons I jumped on it.
 

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Yes, this is the only three bedroom unit at Monarch. I have only seen it show up in II one or two other times.
 

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Wow! That's great! I, too, love HHI in winter, and we've gone nearly every year for over a decade sometime in the late January to early March timeframe.

This year, headed to Barony the last week of February.

You'll have to come back and post pics of this rare unit! :)
 

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wow super excited . . now all I have to do is figure out who wants to go with me on 2 weeks notice! I pounced when I saw it thinking a 3 bedroom is a rarity and hoping it was ocean front as I suspected. Could not ask DH and get him to agree in 18 minutes and I knew I had to find something by the end of January or I would lose our week. He's not to thrilled about driving 11 hours (and leaving our spoiled but cute pup behind - real reason) . . .hoping he will change his mind . . .one way or the other I'm going and thrilled! I'll take lots of pictures and post!
 

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You will have to buy a one day Sea Pines pass to get to the Monarch, but they will give you a pass for the rest of the week.

You will enjoy the view! As you probably know the Monarch was the first Marriott on HHI, so it does not have an indoor pool like some of the others.
 

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Maybe you should take the puppy and board it in HH? Funtime
 

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funtime . . . my aunt will be in a house rental with her 3 animals in Sea Pines and she offered to have our pooch come and stay. After driving two long days to Florida in Oct/Nov my hubby is just not ready for another long drive. I thought he would jump at that idea as he always says he wishes he could bring her to the beach.

On the bright side . . I extented an invite to my two brides maids of 30+ years ago and one of then said YES!! It's been many years since we have gotten together.
 

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This will be our fourth year in a row we'll be spending part of the winter in Hilton Head. We are spending a week at Ocean Watch in Myrtle Beach starting Jan 27th and then we have 3 weeks in Hilton Head starting Feb 3 at Barony Beach, Feb 10th at Grande Ocean and Feb 17th at Surf Watch. We haven't stayed at Monarch yet because it doesn't have an indoor pool but we have talked about possibly staying there in the future. I like the Sea Pines location. It's got the best bike trails.
Bernie
 

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Bernie,

We too have stayed in all the Hilton Head ocean front resorts. We have gone every year since we became Marriott owners in another location. I LOVE Hilton Head . . if my roots were not so deep where I am now living, I would move there. About 5 years ago we stayed in Monarch. It is probably one of my favorite resorts if you are going as a couple. The units are not as large especially the second bedroom but it is quaint and it's the closest of all the resorts to the beach. As you pointed out . . .it's the best area for bike riding on trails. You should definitely give it a try :)
 

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You will have to buy a one day Sea Pines pass to get to the Monarch, but they will give you a pass for the rest of the week.

You will enjoy the view! As you probably know the Monarch was the first Marriott on HHI, so it does not have an indoor pool like some of the others.

Maybe, I am wrong but the Marriott Monarch is located on Sea Pine Plantation and you do not need to purchase a Sea Pine pass for the week.

Have something change ?
 

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This $5 entry started a few years ago when Marriott closed the combined welcome center just before the main traffic circle on 278. Since you now check-in at the Monarch front desk and you can't get the weekly pass till then, you have to pay the first entry as a guest. Supposidly this "saved" a bunch of money.... although I noticed the other week when we were there that the old welcome center building still bears the MVCI logo so I'm not sure if they actually vacated. Enjoy!
 

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The Crown Suite is great. Almost the entire top floor. Nice large balcony overlooking the beach/ocean. At one time I owned a Crown Suite Fixed Week in August. Used it many years. Bought it resale via a RE Broker on HHI for $25K. Sold it using Marriott Resales (in the good old days) for $41K.

George
 
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