Check Out the Floor Plan Tours on These House Rentals

At Seaside Rentals we?re now providing Floor Plan Tours on some of the premier vacation homes that we have available. This gives you an almost real time sense as you click your way through the home?s floor plan. The house rentals in South Carolina that we can provide you with range from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet and include Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach in between. From small, cozy beach homes to large spacious 3 story homes that can hold a large crowd, we?ve got you covered when it comes to vacation accommodations around coastal South Carolina.Floor Plan Tours of our house rentals in South CarolinaExperience an online Floor Plan Tour right here with The Southern Comfort, a vacation rental located in Surfside Beach, SC. This is a 5 bedroom, 4 bath home that?s just a short walk to the beach. You will have your own private pool to enjoy, pool side covered porch and an exterior shower so you don?t track sand indoors. This home is professionally decorated and beautifully furnished as you?ll see in the tour. A whole 2,965 sq ft of living space will provide you with as much room to spread out as you could possibly need!Vacation Station is another home in Surfside Beach that offers a Floor Plan Tour. This 6 bedroom, 7 bath home is oceanfront and can accommodate up to 18 people comfortably. This is a pet friendly home with a deposit required. house rentals in South Carolina with Floor Plan ToursThere?s an oceanfront deck pool measuring 17?x9?x4?. Enjoy the oceanfront covered porch and sun decks (1st and 3rd levels), your own private walkway to the beach and a Jacuzzi tub in the oceanfront master suite. With approximately 2,900 sq ft of living space you?ll be far from cramped in this beautiful home.If you?re visiting our area soon you won?t want to miss the Surfside Beach BBQ Festival on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is held on Surfside Drive and provides great barbecued food, live music, free inflatable rides for the kids and local arts & craft vendors. The Sawgrass band will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Josh Brannon Band from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come on out and enjoy the taste of barbecue! 

The 6 Biggest Benefits of Beach Houses

If you are planning on coming to Surfside Beach, South Carolina, for a vacation you’ll have a few choices for where you can stay. Some, like our beach houses in Surfside Beach, offer far more benefits than the others and it’s for that reason that it’s our number one recommendation when people ask us where they should stay.

We have beach houses in Surfside Beach1. Beach houses will offer you more space and more house for your money. Don’t settle for a cramped motel room or tiny condo when you can stay in spacious accommodations like these.

2. You’ll have more privacy in a beach house than you will in many other places. In many cases you’ll have your own private pool that you won’t need to share with other vacationers. Some beach houses also provide your own private walk to the beach.

3. Essentially, when you rent a beach house you’re not forced to share anything with anyone during the duration of your stay and we think that’s just tops. Don’t settle for anything less.

4. Our beach houses come fully furnished and beautifully decorated right down to the kitchen having everything you’ll need for meal prep.

The 6 Biggest Benefits of beach houses in Surfside Beach5. Patios and/or porches are something you can expect to have with a beach house. It’s a place where you can enjoy your coffee while you begin your day at your own pace or wind down at day’s end while you watch the sun set.

6. In a single family beach house you won’t have to contend with the noise of other vacationers on the other side of the wall. Nor will you have children running back and forth above your head. It’s just you and your family in a beach house that’s completely yours for the duration that you’re here.

Surfside Beach is a quiet, family friendly beach where you can enjoy your vacation in a peace filled way. Walk for miles or just relax in a lounge chair. However you want to spend it, you can spend it that way right here in coastal South Carolina.
 

Top 4 Things to do on your Beach Vacation

 Taking a break from reality is a much needed luxury this time of year. The holidays have come and gone, you’ve been back to work for two cold, dreary months, and you’re ready for a change of scenery. The weather is warming up in the Carolina’s, and our beaches are calling your name! So whether you’re interested in a romantic couple’s getaway, or a family trip packed with great memories, our beach properties are the right place for you. Here are some of our suggestions for what to do when you get to the beach:

1.       Tour like a visitor. Whether you take an off-shore fishing trip, or a quiet kayak tour through the inter-coastal waterway, take advantage of the beautiful landscape at the beach! Relax on the deck of a pontoon rental for the day, or get your heart racing in pursuit of a prize dolphin fish.

2.       Eat like a local. Scope out seafood restaurants and find yourself some of the Carolina’s most treasured delicacies. Shrimp and grits, fresh oysters, and Carolina-style BBQ should be at the top of your list of things to try.

3.       Relax. This may seem obvious, but for a lot of people, planning a vacation can be stressful and end up feeling like work. That is not what we want for our guests at Surfside Realty. That’s why we make it easy to find the perfect house for your trip where you can unwind. Work on your tan or cross something off your reading list.

4.       Make memories. Now is the time to put the everyday stresses aside, and spend time with those you love the most. The beach is a special place where laid back people and good vibes are all around. Take photos, build sandcastles, and make it a family vacation to remember!

So get yourself to the beach, where good times are had all year long. Read more about what to do at the beaches of Coastal Carolina, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!                

Fishing and Wildlife in Garden City Beach

Outdoor enthusiasts and water sports fans will find plenty to do in the Garden City area. The Pier at Garden City is a beloved spot for fishing and family entertainment. Check out the daily fishing report to see what?s biting and what people are catching! The pier is a licensed public fishing area, so visitors do not need to have a SC saltwater fishing license to take part. Stop by the tackle shop to pick up your gear and fishing passes and talk fish tales with the locals.

Feeling a little more adventurous? Consider taking a chartered fishing trip. Experience the thrill of an off shore fishing excursion. Track and catch king mackerel, dolphin fish, triggerfish, amberjack, and more! Local guides have a love for the area and sport fishing, so you're sure to learn a lot about the local sea life! Chartered trips range from intense adventure to relaxing tours, so if all-day sport fishing isn?t for you, consider a near-shore or inlet fishing tour. Check out this list of recommended fishing charters and find the right trip for you!

Still want to experience the marine life of the Carolina?s, but don?t want to cast a rod? Try out a saltwater marsh tour or a dolphin watching excursion. Inlet adventures by Captain Dick?s are educational experiences, complete with expert guides and even marine life touch tanks. Learn about the coastal Carolina wildlife and ecosystems by immersing yourself within them. It?s fun for the whole family!

Once you?ve booked your rental home, start planning your vacation activities. If you?re craving an ocean adventure, then Garden City beach is the right place for you!

Great Deals on Vacation Rentals in Grand Strand

If you?re looking to save money on vacation rentals in Grand Strand we?ve got some great deals for you to consider. Some of the best deals can be had at this time of the year rather than waiting for the heat of summer to arrive so if you?re able, be sure to take advantage of these!vacation rentals in Grand StrandYou?re going to save a whooping 35% off the price of a new, full reservation and get free linens when you arrive in February or March at oceanfront Shore Perfection located in Surfside Beach. This is a dog friendly home that will comfortably accommodate up to 20 people. It?s definitely a place you?ll want your extended family to stay with you. It includes awesome amenities like a private 17?x9?x4? swimming pool built into an oceanfront deck, covered porches, sun decks, indoor Jacuzzi, exterior grilling station and showers, free Internet, wet bar/ice maker, 8 flat screen TVs, 3 DVD/VCR players and a washer/dryer.?Another oceanfront gem is The Bellagio with its 7 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. Located in Myrtle Beach this vacation home can save you 30% off regular rates and provide free lines when you arrive March 1 or 22 and stay for a full week. Arrive April 5 or 19 Grand Strand vacation rentalsand save 20% or May 3 or 10 and save 15%. This home is completely furnished and beautiful decorated. It includes an exterior hot tub, swimming pool and shower, a Jacuzzi in the master suite, and optional heat for the swimming pool. You?ll appreciate the free Internet, TV/DVDs in the great room, a gourmet kitchen and a game room with pool table, two wet bars and TVs. You can spread out in this home offering 6,100 total sq ft of living space!When you stay in one of our vacation rentals located along the Grand Strand region you?ll be close to all the finest things the area has to offer. From over 1,800 restaurants that include casual and fine dining to more than 110 championship golf courses and shopping malls galore -- you?ll have plenty of things to see and do here!

Vacation Home Rentals Offering Free Golf Cart Usage

For those that have vacationed in the area before, you already realize how convenient it is to get around by golf cart. But all vacation rentals don’t come with a golf cart to use. There are businesses in the area where you can rent them for the duration for your stay. But even better are the special deals we have on some vacation home rentals in Garden City Beach that will provide you with free use of a golf cart during your stay! It just doesn’t get any better than that!

Free golf cart with vacation home rentals in Garden City BeachMade in the Shade (shown right) is located on Calhoun Drive in Garden City Beach. Book any available week in 2014 now and you’ll receive a free linen package as well as the use of a free golf cart. That’s a total value of $500 that you’ll be saving. This beautiful home has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and two covered porches where you can while away the hours. It comes with its own professionally maintained pool and amenities that include a Kuerig coffee maker, washer/dryer, parking for six vehicles, flat screen TV, WiFi and more!

Vacation home rental with free golf cart useBook any full week reservation at Coral Cove by February 28, 2014 and you’ll receive a free golf cart rental to use during your stay. This colorful third row home is located close by in Surfside Beach and has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. For the privacy-conscious this property features a private pool, outside shower with covered porches and parking underneath the house. Amenities include washer/dryer, Internet access, central A/C and Heat, and dishwasher. Departure maid service is included in rate.

For those already in the area, the 34th Annual Home Show is taking place today, Friday, Feb. 21 and lasts through Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Come enjoy over 200 product and service exhibitors. Admission is $5 and a 3-day pass is $10.  Children under 16 are free. Please call (843) 438-4124 for more information. 

LaBelle Amie Vineyard is hosting their annual Winter Parrot Head Festival on Saturday, February 22. This event begins at 2 p.m. and it's a blast! You can call (843) 399-9463 for more information.

Jazz & Martini Night will be held at the House of blues on Friday, February 28 beginning at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there! 

Baseball and Parrot Heads: Are These Signs of Spring?

We?re excited to tell you about what we believe are clear indications of an early spring arriving in coastal South Carolina! Sure, we realize it?s only been a week or two since we had all that snow and ice but it?s gone now! It will take some time before we?re all done talking about this crazy winter, that?s for sure but in spite of what Punxsutawney Phil had to say, we see some definite signs of an early spring coming!Garden City Beach vacation rentalsFor one, we have some awesome Garden City Beach vacation rentals that you?re going to want to snatch up fast before they?re all reserved straight through the end of August! Take a look at these vacation homes right here on our website, pick the date you?re coming, and book your reservation! It?s just that easy but do it now because every year our vacation rentals in Garden City Beach go fast.You can take advantage of a special rate on Ocean Star, a second row home in Garden City Beach offering 30% off regular rates plus free linens on March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 arrivals! This 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath home can accommodate 14 people comfortably. Plus it has an elevator, private 16?x32? salt water pool with wading pool, inlet forward porches and a full sized regulation sand volleyball court in the backyard.vacation rentals in Garden City BeachWhat convinces us that spring is near is talk of Coastal Carolina?s baseball team, the Chanticleers hosting upcoming games. They will be playing a two-part tournament from February 22 to March 2 at the Myrtle Beach Pelican's home stadium.You won?t want to miss Caravelle Resort's Baseball at the Beach from February 20 to February 24 when Coastal Carolina plays four games against teams from George Mason, Illinois, Wichita State and Connecticut.Then from February 28 through March 2, Coastal Carolina will host The Caravelle Resort Tournament featuring James Madison, Marshall, Rhode Island, West Virginia and Duke. Spring is definitely in the air!Parrot Head?s among us will want to visit LaBelle Amie Vineyard to enjoy another sign of spring -- the Winter Parrot Head Festival. It?s being held on Saturday, February 22, starting at 2 p.m. Call (843) 399-9463 if you need more information.We look forward to your arrival this Spring season!     

Watersports Activities at the Beach

 So you’ve found the perfect beach rental for your upcoming trip, and you want to plan a few extra activities. If sunning on the beach and riding the waves doesn’t fully satisfy your craving for adventure, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to enjoy watersports activities in the Garden City Beach area. Check out Island Adventure Watersports for boat rentals, waterski and wakeboard adventures.

 

Jet Ski and banana boat rentals are a great way to amp up the action on the beach. Catch major waves and tear up the surf. If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, give kayaking or paddle boarding a try. Kayaks are great for leisurely solo adventures, and for touring the inter-coastal waterways. Set up a kayak tour for your group and learn about coastal geography and ecosystems. You may even spot a pod of dolphins! Stand up paddle boarding is also great way to tour the waters of Garden City Beach, and it’s great exercise too!

Rent a boat for the day and take the family out for an adventure. You can be your own captain and tour the waterways for skiing and wake boarding spots. You can also rent with a captain and totally relax on your day out on the water. You can bring fishing gear, food and drink, or whatever else you will need to make your boat trip the perfect adventure for the whole family. So get excited, your trip to the beach has plenty in store! Check out Reel Action Fishing Charters to get the most of your trip.

What You Should Know About Taking a Vacation to Myrtle Beach

Every year Myrtle Beach South Carolina is a favorite vacation destination of tens of thousands of families. Some prefer the summer months of June-August while others come during the off-season; some even stay the winter. There are some important things you should know about coming for a Myrtle Beach vacation that will make your visit go as smooth as possible from start to finish.

A Place to Stay
A place to stay on your Myrtle Beach vacationProbably the most important thing to know about planning your vacation to the area of Myrtle Beach is to make your reservations well in advance of your arrival. At Surfside Realty we have our vacation rentals listed right here on our website and you can sort them by location, number of bedrooms, and price. We also offer specials on our accommodations in Myrtle Beach, Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach, too.

Our rentals come in a large assortment of sizes and are all well furnished and beautifully decorated for a most pleasurable stay. If you want to stay oceanfront we have many of those rentals as well. Look around our site and if you don’t find what you’re looking for just give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you.

About Those Beach Tides
For anyone coming to spend their vacation at the ocean it’s important to be aware of the tides and conditions. If you’re bringing small children then it’s best to swim where life guards are close by. Low tide (when the tide is the fartherest out) and high tide (when the tide is the closest to the dunes) occurs twice a day – once in the morning and once at night. There are many tide charts online and smart phone apps available that tell you the time of every low and high tide on any given day. If you ever see signage indicating rip tides, it’s strongly recommended you avoid that area.

Myrtle Beach vacation with petsAre Pets Welcome Here?
We have many vacation rentals available where pets are welcome to stay with you. Be sure before you book your reservations that they are. Vacation rentals accepting pets will ask for a security deposit in advance.

The majority of public beaches in the Myrtle Beach area are pet-friendly during early morning hours or during late evenings year-round. However, pets are not allowed on the beaches or Ocean Boulevard between 21st Avenue North to 13th Avenue South of Myrtle Beach at any time. Pets are also not allowed to be walked on any public beach in Myrtle Beach between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from May 1 through Labor Day.

We look forward to your arrival in Myrtle Beach. If we can help you with your accommodations or answer any additional questions please give us a call at 1-800-833-8231 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
 

Three Steps to a Perfect Beach Vacation

Planning a vacation is exciting, but it can also be a bit stressful. Whether you?re planning a romantic getaway for two, or a rowdy family reunion, finding the perfect setting for your trip is an important step. No matter what the occasion, renting a beach house is a great way to get comfortable and relax on your vacation. Our rental homes offer plenty of room to spread out, relax, and have fun! We?re here to make your beach vacation stress free and lots of fun. Here are three steps to planning the perfect beach vacation. 

1.     Book your home: Renting a beach house is the best way to enjoy the Surfside beach area. You will have plenty of space and amenities to do your vacation your way. We?re here to help you find the perfect rental home for your trip, and we have properties of all shapes and sizes! Find which one will be best for you and your family and set your dates.

2.     Plan your activities: Once you have your home base established, browse the local events calendars and find a few outings you?d like to try. Shopping at Barefoot Landing and a round at Azalea Sands Golf Club are great activities to get out and try. There are tons of bars and restaurants in the area if you?re interested in a night out. We recommend grabbing a few groceries on your way into town so you can make use of your rental?s fully equipped kitchen. Have a cook out and family game night on the patio.

3.     Relax: The final and favorite step is just that easy ? relax! Once you?ve found your rental home and scoped out the beach scene, you?re ready for a great vacation. All that?s left to do is mark your calendar, set your out of office memo, and let the vacation spirit take over.

So don't over think it! There is no wrong way to vacation, but we're confident that staying at one of our beach homes is the right choice for you.