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Preparing for a beach vacation should be as relaxing as the vacation itself! That's why we've created this essential guide to help you pack smart for your stay with us. Whether you're a seasoned beach-goer or a first-time visitor to our sandy shores, knowing what to bring (and what to leave behind) can make all the difference in enjoying a carefree and memorable getaway.

In this guide, you'll find a curated list of must-have items to make the most of your beach days, along with a few things you can comfortably skip to save space in your suitcase. From beachwear essentials to handy gadgets, and from personal items to shared amenities, we've got you covered. So, let's make packing a breeze and set the stage for an amazing beach vacation!

Shalom Y'all

What You'll Find in A Hobbs Essentials Home

  • Hobbspitality Essentials Welcome Amenities
  • Bed linens (sheets, pillowcase/s and one lightweight blanket per bed)
  • WiFi
  • Washer and dryer
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • Large and small appliances
  • Fully-stocked kitchens (If you don’t have something, let us know and we’ll do our best to help!)
  • Smart TV and/or at least one TV with basic cable service
  • Departure cleaning
  • Beach Gear Credits for you to select $250 in rental gear for your stay** (in select properties, please check your rental's details page)

Shalom Y'all | 593 OBW

What You'll Also Find In Our Luxe and 100 Collection Homes

  • Hobbspitality Luxe Welcome Amenities
  • Ready For Bed: Your beds will be made with fresh linens and a lightweight blanket.
  • Bath & beach towel sets (one bath towel, one beach towel, one hand towel, and one washcloth) per occupancy for your convenience. 
  • Beach Gear Credits for you to select $250 in rental gear for your stay.

What You May Want to Bring

To ensure you have everything you need for a perfect day by the sea, here's our recommended packing list. Print a copy of our Holden Beach vacation checklist to make packing a breeze!


    • Paper towels
    • Aluminum foil
    • Plastic wrap & bags
    • Garbage bags
    • Dishwashing soap & tabs
    • Spices & condiments
    • Coffee filters
    • Coffee, sugar, & creamer
    • Groceries
    • Specialty items you may want to cook with


    • Hand soap
    • Toilet paper
    • Personal toiletries
    • Towels (unless provided)
    • Medications
    • First aid supplies
    • Hair dryer

Beach & Pool:

    • Beach & pool towels (unless provided)
    • Sand toys, floaties, baby pool, shade
    • Sunscreen
    • Refillable water bottles
    • Sun hats & sunglasses
    • A beach bag
    • Small cooler
    • Beach chairs
    • Boogie board
    • Umbrellas/Tents


    • Charging cords
    • Bluetooth speaker
    • Notepad & pen
    • Blankets (only a lightweight blanket is provided)