Memorial Day in Surfside Beach

Whats going on this Memorial Day on the Grand Strand? A lot! Check out some the events below, or call and speak with one of our reservationsist about more activity information;


Brookgreen Gardens Red, White and Blue Salute to Veterans – Brookgreen Gardens, located about  just a few miles south of Surfside Beach. The famous gardens are a must see attraction when visiting the Grand Strand. And if you visit Brookgreen Gardens May 24-26, you’re in for a real treat! The gardens will be decorated with American flags and other items to show patriotism! To learn more about Brookgreen Gardens, click here.

Surfside Beach Memorial Day Cook Out
- Join us at the pier from 4-8 pm on Sunday May 25th. Visit http://www.surfsidebeach.org/ for more information on this family friednyl event.


Memorial Day Service
-  Join us on Monday May 26th at 230 at the veterans memorial in Fuller Park.


Kick off your summer by spending Memorial Day Weekend in Surfside or Garden City Beach.
 

Property Highlight: Beach Alot

As people get older they come to appreciate, more and more, living in a single level home so this month’s beach vacation property we’re highlighting will be perfect! Beach Alot is a newly renovated home in Surfside Beach that is within 1 block of the ocean and a short walk to the Surfside Pier. If you book a new reservation by April 30, 2014 for any week in 2014 you will receive a 10% discount! That’s a super deal!

Property Highlight: Beach Alot?This beach home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths along with many upgrades throughout. You’re going to love the screened in front porch and how picturesque the pool and deck area are. Kids will remember this vacation forever as they have fun playing on the swing or enjoying the hammock in the fenced in back yard. Amenities include washer/dryer, 5 flat screen smart TVs, private pool, dishwasher and more. Call Surfside Realty at 1-800-833-8231 if you want to take advantage of the special deal on this property but hurry!

On May 3 Conway Alive will be presenting the Rivertown Music and Craft Beer Festival. The street festival is home to a classic car show and a craft beer tasting area. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 3 in downtown Conway. Take the time to enjoy the live music and arts and crafts vendors. Admission is free. 

Taste of the Coast 2014Also on May 3 the Taste of the Coast will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Come experience local restaurants showcasing their own delicious foods during the 7th Annual Risen Christ Taste of the Coast. This family-friendly event has a kid zone with rides, a rock wall, games and plenty of fun for parents, too. Admission is $3 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and younger. Food and ride tickets will be on sale for $1/each. 
 

Just Add Ocean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is no question, being on the ocean or even nearby makes for a better, longer life with less stress and more opportunity to relax… at least that’s what I tell my clients.  J  Every time I look at the ocean and breathe in that salty air, feelings of peace and calm take over, burdens feel lifted and my face reveals a quiet smile.  I’m not a scientist and apparently this is nothing new.  As early as the 18th century, doctors were prescribing trips to the coast to visit special clinics offering seawater bath treatments to improve overall health says online magazine livescience.  In one of their recently published articles about the positive affect the ocean has on health and overall well-being, research reveals that the ocean does indeed reduce stress and promotes a healthier and happier life. 

Here’s another positive in living and vacationing on the coast.  Scientists have also discovered that people who eat fish regularly are less like to suffer from depression.  Psychiatrist and lipid biochemist Joseph Hibbelin of the National Institutes of Health has shown that across cultures there is a direct correlation between ounces of fish eaten each week and rates of depression.  More interesting, Hibbelin and researcher Laura Reis have found that fish is commonly used as a symbol of happiness and good health in various religions and cultures.

So the next time you are considering home ownership on the coast or thinking about planning a beach vacation, you can feel confident in knowing that not only does being on the coast offer fun, relaxation, & so many other perk. The biggest perk of all is that the ocean is good for you and your family’s overall health and well-being. “It’s A Beach Thing!” indeed.                                                                                                

** side note… Now if only the government gave health care tax credits for owning coastal property or vacationing at the beach.  I mean… it has after all been researched and proven!  Just sayin’ ;-) 

Hope to see you or hear from you soon!

 

Written by Surfside Realtor and Broker Associate, Jenn Cribb

 

Let's Get Social: 10 Great Reasons We're So Likable!

When it comes to being social, we’re really good at it! Maybe that’s why we’re so successful in the real estate industry or why so many people have such kind things to say about on Facebook. All we know is that more than 8,000 people can’t be wrong!

Here’s 10 reasons why other’s think we’re so very likable –

Visit Surfside Realty on Facebook1. “I love the beach, the house and this company. I have had nothing but a safe, beautiful place to stay and create memories!”

2. “We have rented Colony III 203 for the past two years, and have had nothing but a pleasant experience. The locals, the area, and the staff at Surfside Realty has made our vacations memorable and relaxing. We know that after a long (13 hour!) drive from CT we can check in and relax in our condo...it is always ready and immaculate upon our arrival. We are already looking forward to July 12, 2014!!!! Thank you Surfside Realty!“

3. “My family and I have rented the same condo from Surfside Realty for 7 years in a row now... Absolutely LOVE it!! Just got back 2 weeks ago and ready to go again ♥”

4. “Surfside realty has the best sites for fabulous vacations! We have used their properties for many years. It is a great place every year!”

5. What's your favorite kid-friendly activity in the Surfside Beach area? “Wild Water & Wheels!” “Fishing from the pier!” “Eating ice cream at the pier!”

6. “This is the town where I want to live the rest of my life. We plan to move in the next year. We always vacation here and now we want to come and stay!”

7. “Great company to deal with!”

8. “The best place on earth is at the beach! Surfside Realty is right there for your beachy needs!”

9. “Great place to take your family and not as crowded as other beaches can be!?“

Visit Surfside Realty on Facebook!10. “My daughter and I spent a luxurious week in September at the Sea Mystique condo 401, and I can't say enough good things about it. Perfect location for an unhindered view of the beach, and very peaceful and quiet. Being on the top floor balcony viewing, feeling, and hearing the ocean and salt air felt like it must feel sitting on the edge of heaven. Needless to say, I would highly recommend this place, particularly #401. Clean, spacious, and all necessary amenities. I will definitely be returning to this location every possible opportunity.“

If we can assist you with making your vacation plans please give us a call at 1-800-833-8231 or leave a comment on the Surfside Realty Facebook page!

Activities for Bikers During Bike Week

The 75th Annual Myrtle Beach Bike Week takes place from Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 18 all over the Grand Strand area. Many thousands of motorcycles will descend on Myrtle Beach to enjoy the warm May weather and ride along the coastline. There will be various bike tours from Myrtle Beach to as far south as Charleston.

Myrtle Beach Bike WeekJust south of downtown Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet is just jumping with activities for bikers during this Spring Rally in Myrtle Beach. Live entertainment will be everywhere thanks to all of the vendors, biker bars and live bands. We have affordable rentals available in the Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach areas if you haven’t gotten your accommodations as of yet. Give Surfside Realty a call at 1-800-833-8231 and let us tell you all about our bike friendly rentals.

For those arriving in the area ahead of the rally don’t miss the 16th Annual BurroFest at Burro Loco on Monday, May 5. BurroFest is held this Cinco de Mayo with live music, phenomenal drinks and plenty of fun for everyone. Live music provided by PaperWork, the Josh Brannon Band, Bullfrog, Tastes Like Chicken and the No Limit Duo. There’s a free shuttle from the Coastal Carolina football stadium available to all. Admission is free to this annual event. 

Activities for Bikers During Bike WeekAnother annual event you won’t want to miss is the 9th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival in North Myrtle Beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Home to numerous restaurants, shag clubs, boutiques and plenty more! You won’t want to miss any of their fun-filled festivals and parades. Blue Monday, the Ross Coppley Band and The Surf City Allstars will perform live at the festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. There will also be plenty of arts and crafts, food, a children's area, street entertainment and much, much more. Be sure to bring a chair or a blanket to see the free concerts. 

Get the Most Out of Your Beach Rental

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options for entertainment in Surfside Beach are endless. From golf courses, to shopping centers, to sunny beaches, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you've decided to rent a vacation home for your next trip to the beach, there are lots of ways to entertain yourself without even leaving the property! Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of your beach rental.

1.       Pack the essentials. While our homes are outfitted with plenty of amenities, prepare to bring some personal items. Linens are not included in a rental, but we do offer linen rental packages. Think ahead and bring beach towels, coolers, and other sunbathing essentials so that you are as comfortable as can be. Other vacation equipment items, like cribs, bikes, and golf carts are available for rent as well.

2.       Pack some extras. Renting a beach home for your group has plenty of advantages over a hotel room. Comfortable, spacious accommodations allow everyone to congregate and enjoy their vacation together. Consider bringing along a few DVDs for the kids, or even a few board games or a deck of cards for a family game night on the patio. Pool and beach toys are also great items to pack, and you can save time and money by bringing your own rather than purchasing them when you arrive at the beach.

3.       Hit the grocery store. While it’s a great idea to check out some of the area’s fabulous restaurants, don’t forget to stock the fridge with some snacks! Your rental comes with a fully equipped kitchen, and some rentals have outdoor grills. Save some money and bond with the family by having dinner at home. Whip up a few appetizers and enjoy happy hour on the patio after a long day on the beach!

4.       Plan extra activities. While your rental home with have plenty to offer, start thinking about what else your family would like to do and see during their trip to Surfside Beach. Consider planning a shopping day or fishing excursion for a fun family outing. Bring home your fresh catch and throw it on the grill for a meal the family will remember for years to come!

5.       Include the whole family. Think your four-legged friend could use a vacation, too? Browse our pet-friendly vacation homes and find the perfect fit for the whole family. There are plenty of dog parks and dog friendly restaurants in the area so you can include your best friend in the fun!

So if you’re ready to start planning your fun in the sun, we’re here to help! We want to make sure our renters have everything they need to plan memorable vacations for their families. Contact us for more information about our properties, and get ready to relax at the beach!

Our Sunny Delight Special will Warm Your Soul

When we say this happy house will warm your soul, that’s exactly what we mean! Just lay your eyes on Sunny Delight and you’ll see for yourself — it exudes warmth and happiness! From the moment you walk in the door you'll have a smile on your face. In addition, with the weather warming up our specials are heating up more than ever!

Sunny Delight Free Night SpecialJust to show you how warm it’s getting, if you book 6 nights at Sunny Delight you’ll get the 7th night FREE for any new booking on any available week during the remainder of 2014! We think anyone would agree that’s a pretty great deal. Can you feel yourself warming up?

While those in the northern and Midwest states are still awaiting spring to arrive, we’re already experiencing it here in coastal South Carolina. Winter is hard, especially this year for us down here. We look forward to being able to put our shorts and sandals back on and walk along the beach feeling that warm coastal breeze in our face. Each day it’s getting warmer, the sun is getting hotter. You should really consider coming and experiencing it now before the summer crowds arrive in droves.

Sunny Delight offers easy access to the beachfrontIf you’re in the area now and looking for some local events we have a couple to mention. Come out to the House of Blues on Saturday, March 29, for the 6th Annual Myrtle Beach Beer Fest. They'll have two separate tasting sessions and more than 80 specialty beers to sample. Session #1 will be held from 2-5 p.m. and session #2 will be held from 6-9 p.m. All samples are 4 ounces and tickets are $35/person plus fees for each session. The event will also host live entertainment.

On March 29 you can lace up your sneakers and take part in some early Saturday morning exercise as you run or walk through the marshfront, oak-shaded streets of Murrells Inlet. The 2014 Race for the Inlet begins at 8 a.m. and the public is invited to attend the event. It will feature a 5K Walk and Run with optional chip timing, an 8K chip-timed Run and an 8K chip-timed walk. Come out and support Murrells Inlet, SC. Maybe we’ll see you there!

Special Promotions at Surfside Realty

Spring has officially started, and while the weather may not be cooperating in your neck of the woods, the calendar doesn’t lie! Believe it or not, the summer months are just around the corner and vacation time will be here before you know it. Don’t wait any longer to start planning your beach vacation! Take advantage of some special promotions we are offering at Surfside Realty this month, and give yourself something to look forward to while the last of the snow melts away. Here are some highlights of what money-saving packages we have to offer:

Marshside Inn: New bookings will receive 10% off on any week from May – August of 2014. This third row, 2 bedroom condo is within walking distance from the ocean and is only one block away from the Garden City Pier. Amenities include shared pool/Jacuzzi, dishwasher and microwave, and laundry facilities. Discounted weeks are still available, but they are booking up fast!

New Ebb Tide B: Get 20% off new bookings when you reserve specified dates in April & May. Want to make last minute spring break plans? Looking for a place to celebrate a graduation? This 5 bedroom duplex is the perfect spot for friends and family to gather. Enjoy easy beach access, private swimming pool, and ocean view decks. Reserve your special week now!

7th Heaven: Book anytime between now and June 7th and receive 20% off the weekly advertised rate. This spacious, 7 bedroom home can comfortably accommodate 21 guests. This home is perfect for family reunions, corporate getaways, or large groups of friends to gather and enjoy a week at the beach! The amenities at 7th heaven are extensive. Take advantage of your own private pool, ocean view porches, fully equipped kitchen, and laundry facilities, just to name a few!

Be sure to check back frequently for updated specials and deals. We provide our guests with top quality rental homes at affordable prices so that they are able to enjoy their vacations without stressing out their wallet! Contact us if you have any questions about specials or properties. We’re here to make sure you’re beach vacation is perfect for you and your guests.

Have You Heard About the Latest Beach Buzz?

Everyone is talking about it and our Surfside Realty office is abuzz with excitement for our newest beach vacation rental — Beach Buzz! This is a unique 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home located just one block from the beach. It’s ideally suited for multi-family vacationers with its spacious layout that can comfortably accommodate up to 18 people.

Save Big on Beach Buzz vacation rental

You can enjoy everything Beach Buzz has to offer at 1114 Dogwood Drive in Surfside Beach. There’s something to keep every member of your family happily occupied while you're here. Amenities include a large private pool measuring 14’x25’, screened in porch, Internet access, nine TV’s, DVD players, foosball table, wet bar, two kitchens, washer/dryer, and more.

We include departure maid service with all of our rentals. Properties do not have linens but linen packages are available for rental if you choose not to bring your own. A linen package includes 2 bath towels and 1 wash cloth for every person that the house can accommodate, as well as a bathmat for each bathroom and a set of kitchen towels. Sheets are also included for all beds and sleeper sofas. Linen packages will be delivered and picked up from your rental.

There are plenty of other items we offer for your convenience that you can rent. Feel free to order these items ahead of time on our website using the Equipment Order Form. The assortment of items include:
    ~ Gas or Charcoal Grills
    ~ Baby Items: Cribs, highchairs, baby gates, Pack ‘n Play
    ~ Beach Packages: Beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards
    ~ Bicycles for adults, kids, and with baby seats or kiddie carts
    ~ Linen Package Sets: Sheets and towels
    ~ Golf carts: 4 seat basic and deluxe versions

Check availability for Beach Buzz from now through the end of the year right on our website but be sure to book your preferred weeks soon! This gorgeous beach rental home has a whole lot to offer so it will book up fast!

The 5 Best Special Deals You Won't Want to Miss

Come enjoy your Myrtle Beach vacation in an even bigger way this year when you take advantage of our special deals on vacation rentals. We’ll share five of our best specials on our family vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach right here, right now, but hurry because they won’t last forever! Whether you’re looking for beachfront condos or you want your own single family vacation home where you’ll have amenities such as a swimming pool to yourself, you won’t be disappointed by what we have to offer you here at Surfside Realty. Check out these great deals!

15% Off on Wildhurst by the Sea in Surfside Beach1. Wildhurst by the Sea is located at 1312B South Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach. Book this spacious pet-friendly six bedroom home now for a March 22 or March 29 weekly stay and save 15% off the rate! If you can’t arrive until April, that’s not problem. Arrivals on April 5, 19 and 26 will also get 15% off a weekly stay on new full week stays. Amenities in this beautiful home include a swimming pool, high speed Internet, hot tub, 7 TVs, VCR and DVD players, and your own washer/dryer.

20% Off a Stay at New Ebb Tide B in Surfside Beach2. New Ebb Tide B is located at 221B N Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach. This five bedroom, four bath duplex offers gorgeous ocean views. Book it for a March 2014 weekly arrival and save a whooping 20% off the rate on a new full week reservation! Arrive on April 19 or April 26 and, again, take advantage of 20% off your new weekly stay! You’ll have easy beach access from this home along with a private swimming pool, multiple decks offering views, 6 TVS and DVDs, VCR, and washer/dryer.

Save 20% Off 7th Heaven vacation rental in Surfside Beach3. 7th Heaven at 711-A North Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach. This oceanfront home is as grand as the Atlantic Ocean it sits next to. Take advantage of booking any available week between right now through June 7, 2014 and you’ll receive 20% off the weekly advertised rate! This special applies to new bookings only.

Save $400 Off a Stay at Stingray SC vacation rental4. Stingray can be found at 509 South Ocean Blvd., Surfside Beach. This recently renovated five bedroom, 4 bath home sits on the oceanside of South Ocean Blvd. You’ll get $400 off any weekly advertised rate when you book now for March, April or May 2014. Call quick to take advantage of this super deal!

Get a Free Nights Stay at Sunny Delight in Surfside Beach SC5. Sunny Delight is at 113-A South Seaside Drive, Surfside Beach. This home can accommodate 12 people and pets are permitted, too! Book 6 nights and get the 7th night free for any available week in 2014! This great deal applies to new full week reservations only.

If we can assist you with your beach vacation reservations please give Surfside Realty a call at 1-800-833-8231. We’d be happy to talk with you and help answer any questions you may have. See you soon!

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