Greetings from Hilton Head, America’s favorite island! Best known for its beautiful golf courses, everyone also loves our family friendly island for its twelve miles of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean and a subtropical climate. I’m proud to call Hilton Head my home and to be part of the Hilton Head realty community. Most importantly, I’d love to help you become a Hilton Head islander as well. Whether you’re looking for a full time residence or a second home, I’m happy to be your Hilton Head Real Estate guide.


Dan Burhans, Broker-In-Charge
Home By The Sea Realty



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Palmetto Dunes

Palmetto Dunes

If a resort lifestyle is what you desire then look no further than Palmetto Dunes. Beautiful homes hug the Lowcountry Coast, inland water areas, and pristine fairways of championship golf courses. The amenities of this magnificent plantation will amaze you and the near-by culture, dining, and entertainment is abundant.

Sea Pines


Located on the southern end of Hilton Head Island is the beautiful Sea Pines Plantation. With homes situated on wide sandy beaches, tranquil lagoons, or overlooking fairways, you can rest assured that there is something to meet your every need, and all within very close proximity to the best shopping, dining, and cultural experiences on the island.

Shipyard Plantation


Whether you seek a second home, an investment property, or are retiring to paradise, Shipyard Plantation offers a magnitude of choices that will surely excite you. Achieve your preferred lifestyle goals with a villa on the golf course or a home near the beach.

Forest Beach Hilton Head


One of Hilton Head’s original and most popular beach communities and home to Coligny Plaza, the Island’s “Downtown” with shopping, grocery stores and outdoor cafés. Here you'll find everything from magnificent oceanfront estates to maintenance free condo living with the beach just steps away.


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Dan Burhans is originally from York, Pennsylvania, which is where he started his real estate career. Longing for warmer weather, Dan moved to Hilton Head Island in 2001 and went to work along side his father, Ron Burhans who had moved to the island several years earlier and was now one of Hilton Head’s top real estate professionals. After nearly two decades of this successful partnership, Dan decided to step out on his own and open Home By The Sea Realty.

Dan Burhans
Home By The Sea Realty


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Home By The Sea Realty’s mission is that every real estate experience be conducted at the highest level of professionalism and with the utmost integrity. With that in mind, Home By The Sea Realty includes quality individuals to make your real estate transaction memorable for all the right reasons.


More About Hilton Head Island


Hilton Head Island is a foot-shaped barrier island located off the Atlantic Coast of South Carolina, approximately 45 miles (72 km) north of Savannah, Ga., 90 miles (145 km) south of Charleston, S.C., and 30 miles (48 km) south of historic Beaufort, S.C. The 12-mile (19 km) long and 5-mile (8 km) wide island was the first Eco-planned destination in the United States.


Lying on the Intracoastal Waterway, Hilton Head Island encompasses 42 square miles (68 sq. km) of semi-tropical, Low Country geography. The Island’s pristine natural environment offers a relaxing, hospitable atmosphere with subtle signage and no neon lights. Fertile salt marshes, networks of lagoons and creeks, forests of moss-draped oaks, magnolias, pines, palmettos and 12 miles (19 km) of sandy beaches are interspersed with championship golf courses, tennis courts, fine restaurants and luxurious hotels, resorts and private villa accommodations.


Biking, kayaking, sailing, surfing, scuba diving, parasailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, fishing and crabbing, horseback riding, nature-based tours/nature preserves, miniature golf, playgrounds, swimming pools, dolphin-watching cruises, historic tours, Gullah heritage tours, hayrides, arts and cultural activities, shopping, fine dining and sightseeing.


Hilton Head Island offers 12 miles (19 km) of beaches, with public access and metered parking available at the following locations: Coligny Beach, Alder Lane, Folly Field Road, Dreissen’s Beach Park, Islanders Beach Park, Collier Beach Park.


Hilton Head Island boasts a flourishing cultural community of fine art, music and theatrical venues. Island offerings include cultural exhibits, galleries and performances at the Arts Center Of Coastal Carolina, Main Street Youth Theater, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Hilton Head Dance School, Coastal Discovery Museum and the Heyward House Historic Center in Bluffton, S.C.


Golf Courses: 23 (10 private) on-Island; 40 in Lowcountry area

Tennis Courts: 300 (8 clubs available for resort play)

Marinas: 8


Over 250 restaurants reside on Hilton Head Island, ranging from fast-food to gourmet. Dining venues include all types of major ethnic cuisine, including French, German, Italian, Caribbean, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Thai and Mexican. For those with a milder palate, the Island also offers great All-American and southern-style fare as well as famous local seafood.


More than 200 shops are located on Hilton Head Island, from elegant boutiques and art galleries to an outdoor shopping centers like the new Shelter Cove Town Center located center Island. In addition, just off the Island you’ll find two outlet centers, Tanger outlets I & II featuring designer brands at a significant savings.

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