Reduced Rates on Vacation Rentals

Surfside Beach vacation rentalsIf you’re trying to plan your vacation, keep in mind that this is the time of year when we have reduced rates on most of our Surfside Beach vacation rentals. With the cold temperatures and snow in the northern states it’s not hard to coax them down to enjoy our warmer weather. If you’re looking for Surfside Beach vacation rentals to spend part of your winter in we have just what you need. There are many long-term rentals in the area that we’d be delighted to reserve for you.

Thousands of people come to the Coastal Carolina’s from October to March each year, attracted by miles of sugar white beach and temperatures averaging in the 60s. These people return to the north when temperatures start to warm up in early spring but they’re here long enough to partake in some of the bet golfing there is and with no lines, no waiting.

Our Surfside Beach vacation rentals offer a big financial benefit during the winter months as it costs a substantially less amount than many pay for their mortgages or rent in the northern states this time of year. Here, winter monthly rates are generally about what summer beach goers will pay for a one week stay. That’s a pretty big savings.

Many people come down to the South Carolina coast to get away from snow and ice storms but they find they’ve also benefited from the lasting friendships they made while here. This might explain why so many of them return year after year. Our Surfside Beach vacation rentals can become your home away from home.

Myrtle Beach Snow Day!

 SNOW DAY IN MYRTLE BEACH!!

Every school-age child goes wild for two things – summer break and SNOW DAYS! While the odds of a snow day in Myrtle Beach are pretty slim, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina is doing their part to see to it that every child has the opportunity to play in the snow this winter by hosting their annual Snow Day at the Beach event!

Snow Day at the Beach will be held Monday, January 16 2012 at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina, from 9AM to 3PM. Kids visiting the museum that day can ice skate at the museum’s indoor hockey rink, or participate in a snowball fight or two with real snow. What better way to enjoy the long weekend than with a trip to the beach – complete with a snow day?

The Children’s Museum of South Carolina has been entertaining and educating student groups, families and thousands of other patrons and visitors in the Grand Strand since they opened their doors in 1994. In 1200 square feet of open space, children are openly invited to satisfy their curiosities as they “Touch, Explore, and Play” to learn. CMSC is committed to education and to serving South Carolina and its communities with by providing a venue through which students can engage in explorative play.

There’s always something for everyone in Myrtle Beach, regardless of the season. Go enjoy a day in the snow!

New Year's Eve Events

Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentalsIt's an exciting time of year to be visiting the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina! From our Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentals you can watch people truly celebrate bringing in a New Year. Up and down the coast for as far as the eye can see you’ll witness the explosive colors of fireworks filling the sky. Right from the balcony of our Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentals you’ll have a front row seat for the best fireworks display in South Carolina.

If you choose to venture out from the Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentals for a while to celebrate in the area with others there are some local events to check out. Be safe while you’re on the roads and a Happy New Year’s to everyone!

Barefoot Landing will ring in the New Year by having dinner and enjoying a fabulous fireworks display from 6:00-10:00 p.m. over the lake!

Hard Rock's New Year's Party is December 31st from 10:00 p.m to 2:00 a.m. There will be music and plenty of dancing as Black Glass plays the whole night through. Confetti cannons, the Grand Strand's largest balloon drop and a champagne toast will jump start you into 2012! Tickets are $25 and available at Hard Rock or by calling 843-946-0007 ext. 208. Tickets include a light buffet, dessert station, party favors, a champagne toast and more.

Join us on New Years Eve with Corey Smith, Sunny Ledford and American Aquarium at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are now available by visiting livenation.com, ticketmaster.com or through the House of Blues Box Office. This is a no-smoking facility. This show is for all ages subject to parental discretion.  If you have any additional questions call the House of Blues Box Office at (843)272-3000. 4640 Highway 17 S., N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.

 

Our Condos Outsize Any Hotel Room

Garden City Beach condosIn the Coastal Carolina area especially, vacation home rentals have become a trend for family accommodations. Garden City Beach condos close to Myrtle Beach have become the choice for large families looking for comfortable accommodations, offering far more space than hotel rooms. Most of the Garden City Beach condos in the area are capable of providing even more comfort and luxury than you would have at home.??

The truth is that there are plenty of advantages you can enjoy when choosing to stay in our Garden City Beach condos as compared to typical hotel accommodations. More often than not even the smallest vacation condo has at least two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, private bathroom and an ample size living room. Compared to an ordinary hotel room, vacation condos have more space, plus privacy and plenty of amenities to make your vacation complete.

Dino's TV Christmas Special Organization presents The StarLight Room at 2001 from December 16-31, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Go back to 1965 when Dean Martin was king of TV and he welcomed top stars to celebrate the holidays. Enjoy Dean and his celebrity friends for Christmas songs, gift sharing, funny skits and holiday magic. 920 Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach.

Can't see the real thing? Come to the House of Blues and see the next best thing with Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi Tribute Band on Friday, December 30, 2011. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this 9 p.m. show. Tickets are now available by visiting livenation.com, ticketmaster.com, calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or through the House of Blues box office. *Our Music Hall is a no smoking facility* This show is for all ages subject to parental discretion. Price: $10.00 - General Admission Standing Ticket. If you have any additional questions call the House of Blues Box Office at (843)272-3000. 4640 Highway 17 S., N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.
 

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Garden City Beach oceanfront rentalsAll of us at Surfside Realty would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season. If you’re looking for accommodations this holiday season contact us about our Garden City Beach oceanfront rentals. We have many that are sure to fulfill your needs. You’ll have comfortable settings with all the amenities required to make your holiday complete. In our Garden City Beach oceanfront rentals you’ll be comfortable enough to celebrate the holidays here right down to a homemade dinner.

Going on now, Ripley’s Aquarium Annual Festival of Trees is taking place through December 31, 2011. More than 50 trees will be on display throughout the aquarium and adorned in unique ornaments, representing the great diversity of the United States.

The South's Grandest Christmas Show at Alabama Theatre taking place now thru December 31, 2011. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show will instill the true meaning of Christmas in your family with its combination of traditional Christmas classics and contemporary holiday favorites.

The Palace Theatre's Christmas on Ice is performing place now through December 31, 2011.  From the Creators of the International smash hit show, Spirit of the Dance, comes this new and exciting show featuring championship ice skaters, the best high-kicking dancers this side of New York and all your favorite Christmas songs sung by the best of Broadway and London’s West End in this two-hour holiday extravaganza.
 

Holiday Carriage Rides

Surfside Beach oceanfront rentalsTo help you get and stay in the holiday spirit there are Holiday Carriage Rides every Saturday from Nov. 26-Dec. 17 at the Market Common. These carriage rides take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary ride through the scenic streets of the Market Common. Meet in front of Tommy Bahama, Market Common, Myrtle Beach.

Surfside Beach, South Carolina, is a fun-filled, beach destination this time of year. The laidback atmosphere and close proximity to the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of sand, is very appealing as are the many Surfside Beach oceanfront rentals that we have available. Water sports can be enjoyed in the area including surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, pontoon boats, and fishing. There are also plenty of holiday activities taking place that you won’t want to miss out on.

There are a vast number of Surfside Beach oceanfront rentals to choose from when staying in the area. When you are traveling with children, it can be far more relaxing to stay in one of our Surfside Beach oceanfront rentals. After a long day spent at amusement parks in the area and on the beach, there is nothing more rejuvenating than returning to your rental to relax on the patio while your kids watch their favorite DVD.

The 10th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund & Christmas Gala takes place on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 6-10 p.m. The Myrtle Beach Branch of the NAACP cordially invites you to attend our 10th annual NAACP Freedom Fund and Christmas Gala at the Air Base Recreational Center.
 

Keep Pets Safe This Holiday

Surfside Beach condosThe holidays are such a beautiful time of year, filled with happy anticipation and joyous reunions with family and friends you haven't seen for a while. This time of year can be especially hazardous for our four legged pets so it’s our job to keep them safe. Help your pets celebrate the season safely at home or in our Surfside Beach homes by protecting them from holiday hazards:

* Mistletoe, holly, poinsettias and Christmas lilies are all toxic to pets when ingested. When using holiday plants to decorate your dining table, move them to a location where pets can't reach them between mealtimes.

* Tape down the electrical cords for holiday lights to prevent pets chewing on them. Unplug tree lights before leaving home.

* Secure your Christmas tree to the wall or ceiling to keep it from falling on pets. Don't let pets drink water from the tree holder.

* Keep tinsel and other ornaments well out range of pets. Cats in particular like to play with tinsel, and some will eat it, which can block intestines. Pets can mistake ornaments for toy balls to pets, and shards from broken glass ornaments can cause injury to mouths and paws.

* To reduce stress, maintain your pets' routines. While vacationing in our Surfside Beach homes walk your dog as you always do. Serve their meals at regular times. Make sure fresh water is always available for them.

* Remember that holiday foods that are fine for people can make pets seriously ill. Macadamia nuts can cause muscular weakness, depression, vomiting, disorientation, tremors, abdominal pain and muscle stiffness in dogs. Chocolate can be fatal; ingesting as little as 1/4 ounce can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, hyperactivity and increase thirst, urination and heart rate.

We have a few Surfside Beach homes for you to stay in with your pets while visiting the area. We hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable holiday this year!

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Holiday Tree Lighting CeremoniesWhether you're in town staying in one of our Grand Strand vacation rentals or you live in the area, make sure the following area tree lighting ceremonies and parades are on your list of things to do and places to go. The holiday season is underway and it's a good time of year to come to coastal South Carolina and stay in one of our Grand Strand vacation rentals. Here are some events you won't want to miss.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Surfside Beach
Thursday, December 1, 2011
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Christmas Tree Lighting in Surfside Beach on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Surfside Beach Town Hall.

North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2, 2011, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree will be officially lit at McLean Park. The park will be transformed into a brilliant holiday scene with luminaries, decorations and the spirit of Christmas. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. and include holiday songs and entertainment by local dance groups. Once the tree has been lit, the children are invited to visit with Santa and receive a free bag of candy while the entertainment continues! The North Strand Optimist Club will serve complimentary hot chocolate and refreshments. Bring the entire family for a fun Christmas celebration.

Myrtle Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

The Myrtle Beach tree lighting celebration will take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center with appearances by Santa, live entertainment, and other fun and festive holiday activities.

Ripley's Aquarium Festival of Trees
Now through December 31, 2011

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is hosting its Annual Festival of Trees from November 1st until December 31. More than 50 trees will be on display throughout the aquarium and adorned in unique ornaments, representing the great diversity of the United States.
 

Super Specials on Grand Strand Condos

Are you looking for last minute deals on coastal South Carolina rentals? Whether you’re looking in Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, or the surrounding areas, we have Grand Strand condos that are at super special rates and are sure to suit your needs perfectly.

Don’t settle for a hotel or B&B when you can have an entire condo complete with all the amenities you could possibly want. We have oceanfront, ocean view, 2nd and 3rd row Grand Strand condos that you will just love! We’re sure of it.

Just check out this special we have going on. Hurry! Time is running out!

Grand Strand condosReceive 15% off any available week in 2011 on this 2nd floor unit. This beautiful rental has hardwood floors, elevator, non-smoking, 2 TVs, 1 DVD, 1 VCR, washer/dryer, dishwasher, central heat and air, private balcony and a shared pool. There are 2 bedrooms with 1 queen and 2 singles. A queen sofa bed is in the living room. Departure maid service is included in all rental rates. Properties do not have linens! Linen packages are available for rental. Linen orders will be delivered and picked up from your property. Your online reservation will default to complete linen package, however, you may choose to bring your own or add other linens at the time you make your reservation. Other vacation equipment rentals are also available. No cancelations or changes to order less than 48 hours prior to arrival. Sales tax will be added. Special applies to new reservations only.


 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Grand Strand house rentalsWith Thanksgiving around the corner it’s not too late to find Grand Strand house rentals large enough to put up your whole family while you’re here. Maybe you’ve all decided to get together and have a Thanksgiving vacation in South Carolina this year? Fabulous! We have plenty of Grand Strand house rentals large enough to hold all of you.
 
Here’s some holiday related events worth mentioning. Beginning with the much needed Surfside Beach Turkey Trot taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011. The Grand Strand’s best and largest Turkey Trot will start and finish at the Surfside Pier in Surfside Beach, SC with a great view of the ocean. The event will feature a 10K, 5K, 1 mile and a free Kid’s Tot Trot. Staying in Grand Strand house rentals you’ll be near where the race begins.
 
South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
Thursday, November 24, 2011

Held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from Noon until 10:00 p.m. The Bluegrass Music Festival in an enjoyable family-friendly atmosphere.
 
Market Common 4th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 25, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Market Common will celebrate the holiday season in Myrtle Beach with the 4th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring an appearance by Santa, live entertainment, complimentary canapes, Hot Chocolate and more in Valor Park!
 

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