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!

Most Incredible Eateries on the Grand Strand

Most Incredible Eateries on the Grand StrandOur Myrtle Beach condo rentals and the areas more than 1,800 dining establishments are just a couple of the biggest reasons people keep returning to Myrtle Beach for their vacations. Here you will find some of the best restaurants in the Southeast. The large selection of establishments allows you to try something new every day. With so many restaurants just out the door of our Myrtle Beach condo rentals and all along the Grand Strand, there is something available to satisfy everyone's taste. Dining here is an unforgettable experience with restaurants to suit everyone's palette.

The Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau offers a list of the area's most incredible eateries — from mouthwatering seafood and steaks to scrumptious pastries and coffee. You can find seafood and Low Country cooking including broiled and fried seafood, seasoned vegetables, and plenty more. Sample an international feast of Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Thai, steak, and Greek delights. Whether you want soul food or seafood, it can be found on the Grand Strand. On the South end of the strand in Surfside Beach is Crabby Mike's which features a 100+ item seafood buffet complete with Alaskan king crab legs when in season. There are also a multitude of cook-to-order seafood restaurants in the area.

You can locate where to dine by geographical area, such as Murrells Inlet, North Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, and other coastal areas of the Grand Strand. All of these locations offer casual and fine dining at it best and are within a short drive of our Myrtle Beach condo rentals.


8th Annual Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast

Myrtle Beach house rentalsWhen it comes to Myrtle Beach house rentals, Brasington is the perfect location to get away from it all! This beautiful property accommodates up to 10 and is in the private community of Long Bay Estates located at the southern end of Myrtle Beach on South Ocean Blvd. This tastefully decorated 3 bedroom home is loaded with great amenities. There are 2 TVs with HBO, 2 VCRs, 2 DVDs, 2 stereos. 1 bedroom with 2 double beds on first floor and 2 bedrooms on second floor, one with 1 king and the other with 1 double and 1 single bed. Two bathrooms – 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs. Best of all is the great upstairs Florida room that opens out to the sundeck with an amazing ocean view. Stroll across the street for a day on the beach. Upon your return rinse off at the convenient outside shower and relax on the large front porch. Brasington is definitely one of our finer Myrtle Beach house rentals.
Myrtle Beach house rentalsDon’t miss the 8th Annual Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Oyster-eaters belly up to the tables for an all-you-can-eat afternoon feast of steamed oysters. All-you-can-eat oyster tickets cost $30 each advance. Advance tickets are available through November 17. Ticket sales will be limited, so make your plans and purchase your tickets early. On November 18 and 19 (while supplies last) tickets will cost $35 each. Oysters will be served 11:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. A menu of other food items (burgers, dogs, chowder and more), beer and soda are separately priced. Free admission to the event. Entertainment. Event is rain or shine. Bring an oyster knife or buy one at the roast. Call 843-357-2007 for more information.  

Kicking Off the Holidays

If you’ll be in the area looking at Myrtle Beach winter rentals be sure to take in some of the area’s special events that are being held to kick off the holidays. Our Myrtle Beach winter rentals are available in just about any size you require for a family of 1 to 12 or more. Give us a call at Surfside Realty and talk to us about what you're looking for and when you'd like to arrive.
Myrtle Beach winter rentalsBarefoot "Lighting of the Landing" and Santa's Arrival
Friday, November 18, 2011 from 7-9 p.m.

Come join us for the start of our holiday season at Barefoot Landing. Santa will arrive on the Barefoot Princess on the Waterway, then he’ll visit as we get ready to light the big Christmas tree. The will be many fun activities at this holiday themed event.
Broadway at the Beach 17th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 19, 2011

Join us as we usher in the holiday season at Broadway at the Beach with live entertainment, mascot appearances and other special surprises which will all lead up to the grand finale, the lighting of the Holiday Tree. Fireworks will follow at 8 p.m.
Myrtle Beach winter rentalsTurkey Trot
Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

“A fun walk for a cause” the Turkey Trot is a program, designed by the Horry County Parks and Recreation, directed towards raising funds for existing and future programs pertaining to Special Needs and Disabilities. Also, a great opportunity for people to experience the living history of farming in Horry County. Location: L.W. Paul Living History Farm

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