Where To Go When You're Craving Barbecued Food

For anyone craving barbecued steaks, ribs, sausage and burgers, there’s no shortage of barbecue restaurants to try in the Grand Strand area. Whether you prefer your barbecue vinegar and mustard based or tomato based, you won’t be disappointed by the many choices. From Smokin’ Hot Grill & BBQ and Sticky Fingers Smokehouse - Coastal Grand Mall in North Myrtle Beach to plenty more restaurants as far south as Pawleys Island, there's lots more in between.

Where to Go When You're Craving Barbecued FoodWho doesn’t like fall-off-the-bone ribs cooked to perfection? Juicy, tender meats sizzling on your plate come with your choice of amazing sides and dessert to boot! There are barbecue buffets like can be found at Radd Dew Bar-B-Que Pit in Conway or go enjoy the super huge portions at Big Daddy’s Roadhouse Grill where you’ll also find seafood on the menu and are sure to leave stuffed.

If you’re staying in one of our awesome summer vacation rentals in Surfside Beach then be sure to visit Prosser’s BBQ in nearby Murrells Inlet. This Southern restaurant also has a buffet and offers some of the best in barbecue, seafood, fried chicken and country fixings in the Surfside Beach area. Their tender, succulent meats and perfectly seasoned sides have made this Murrells Inlet restaurant a must-stop for any vacationing family in search of great barbecue. Stop by and give them a try. They can be found at 3750 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Their hours are 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyday; 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Where to Go For Great BBQ in Surfside BeachAnother nearby buffet with all your country favorites is Hog Heaven in Pawleys Island. You’re sure to enjoy the endless buffet of pork, seafood, barbecue favorites and an assortment of country fixins. You can order off the menu if you prefer. Those ordering off the menu can also choose all-you-can-eat shrimp, oyster or shrimp and oyster plates along with a huge selection of vegetables and other sides. They are located at 7147 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island and are open 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have or offer other recommendations you may need. Give us a call at Surfside Realty, at 1-800-833-8231 today.
 

Featured Property: Anchored Down

If you?re looking for a vacation rental with all the bells and whistles, Seaside Rentals has just the place for you in Garden City Beach, South Carolina. If you book Anchored Down now, you?ll receive 50% off the price and free linens on all June 1st 2014 arrivals! This super deal applies to new full week reservations only.Featured Property: Anchored DownThis special vacation rental is just steps to the ocean at 1852 Dolphin Street, Garden City Beach. It has a whooping 8 bedrooms and 5.5 baths accommodating up to 24 people plus a small dog (only).The inside is professionally decorated in beautiful beach decor and comes with amenities of heat and central A/C, washer/dryer, range/ oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, pillows, comforters, iron/ironing board, and basic kitchen supplies. There are two living room areas and 10 TVs, 5 DVD players, Play Station, Wii, free internet service, and stereo with 2 iPod docking stations.Each level of this home is accessible by the outside stairs offering privacy for all. You?ll enjoy the ocean views, gazebo, private floating dock with deep water access, inlet front and street side covered porches on first levels, two outdoor showers and seven total parking spaces.Taking your vacation here over the top is the private swimming pool and hot tub facing the inlet and partially covered. Seasonal pool heating is available for an additional charge. You?re sure to enjoy everything this home has to offer when you stay in Anchored Down.While you?re in the area be sure to stop by Brookgreen Gardens Two-Day Art Festival on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival shows the works of more than 50 local artists and provides a variety of demos including hand loom weaving and pottery throwing. A large array of items will be for sale including garden art, fabrics, woodcrafts and more. The festival is free with garden admission.

Attraction Spotlight: Myrtle Beach Safari

Ranked the #1 attraction in Myrtle Beach on TripAdvisor, the Myrtle Beach Safari is an exciting interactive exhibit that's perfect for kids and adults of all ages! As educational as it is fun, you'll enjoy spending hours interacting with and learning about wildlife, such as tigers, elephants, and more! There are 2 ways to experience The Myrtle Safari (aka T.I.G.E.R.S. or The Institute for Greatly Endangered or Rare Species):

  1. Free Admission to the Tigers Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing
    This mostly free exhibit allows you to interact with and learn about wildlife and endangered species. For a fee, you can also get your photo taken with a tiger cub or a young ape!
  2. Take The Full Tour
    Visit the 50-acre preserve, home to apes, wolves, falcons, a binturong, Bubbles The Elephant, and over 60 big cats! You'll also have the opportunity to meet Liger, the largest cat in the world, according to the 2006 and 2014 Guinness Book of World Records. The tour consists of a 3-hour guided walk through the preserve where you'll be able to get "up-close and uncaged" with endangered species while a professional photographer takes pictures and videos of your experience. The tour costs $239 per person and is limited to adults and children over the age of 6. The ticket fee helps to support and feed these animals and breeding and conservation efforts worldwide!

People on TripAdvisor gush about how much fun they had. Here are a few quotes:

"The was the highlight of our Intra Coastal waterway adventure."  
"Even though it rained, it still was an awesome experience to see and be able to interact with the tiger cubs, wolves and monkeys. The crew there always does a great job with questions and answers, and seeing the Liger is always an experience you will never forget!"  
"If T.I.G.E.R.S. isn't on your bucket list -IT SHOULD BE ! My third visit and each time it's better!"  

When it comes to Myrtle Beach, Surfside Realty are the area experts. From beach house rentals to restaurant recommendations and everything in between, we're here to make sure your vacation is the best it can possibly be! Give us a call at 1-800-833-8231 or contact us to learn more!

Our New Oceanfront Surfside Beach Web Cam

When it comes to beach vacations a big part of the excitement is the anticipation. Long before you ever arrive you’ll be daydreaming about the ocean, the beach and all the fun you’re going to have once you arrive. We want to do everything we can to encourage your dreams because we realize how hard waiting can be.

Oceanfront Surfside Beach Web CamWe’re excited to announce that we’ve added a real-time oceanfront web cam of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, to the home page of our website. Now, just by visiting us on the web at SurfsideRealty.com, you can see exactly what’s going on at the beach and picture yourself and your beach towel spread out on the sand. In the middle of a typical workday this may be just the break you need to carry you through so be sure to bookmark the page.

Once you arrive there are some free events held throughout the summer in Surfside Beach that you’ll want to know about. Every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. there are Sunday Serenades held at the gazebo in Passive Park, 410 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach. Bring a beach chair or blanket and come out to enjoy these free local concerts.

Movies After Dark in Surfside BeachBeginning Thursday night, June 1 free and open to the public Movies After Dark will be held at Martin Park, 710 Dogwood Drive, Surfside Beach. Every Thursday night through the summer (with the exception of July 3), a free movie will be held from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting.

If you’d like help making reservations for a place to stay, give Surfside Realty a call at 1-800-833-8231. We’d love to hear from you and help you find that perfect vacation rental for you and your family.
 

Introducing Our New & Improved Website!

If you haven?t visited our website lately you?re in for a real surprise. We?ve updated our design and improved our website layout to make everything more easily accessible to you. We know your time is valuable and you don?t want to spend a lot of time searching through pages that aren?t relative to what you?re looking for. That?s why we put the most used information right up front.Introducing Our New & Improved Website?From the moment you land on our homepage you can immediately search availability on whatever type of rental you?re seeking, wherever you want it to be. It?s just that easy. If you?re only interested in our Specials on vacation rentals we have a link for that there, too.Everyone needs rental gear at one point or another during their vacation so come to our homepage at SeasideRentalsOnline.com and click on the Rental Gear link halfway down the page. The quick link to Dog Friendly Rentals in Myrtle Beach is new, too!Between the time you make your reservations and when you actually arrive we know how much daydreaming you?ll be doing. It?s hard to get thoughts of vacation fun out of your head once you make up your mind that you?re going. That?s why we?re tempting you further with a link on our homepage to our very own Web Cam. Just one look and you?ll be hooked ? you?ll breath slower, your blood pressure will come down, and quite possibly, a smile will come across your face. Yeah, it?s just that peaceful here.Fast Search at Seaside Rentals OnlineOur new site will also speed up the time you spend browsing what we have available (see "Vacation Rentals" tab). You can search vacation rentals in any specific area you desire ? Garden City Beach, Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach. Plus there?s helpful information (see "The Area" tab) on how to choose which destination is right for you and your family. Be sure to check out our extensive "Myrtle Beach SC Area Guide & Concierge" list that?s full of information about the area, places to go, and things to do while you?re here.At Seaside Rentals we are available at any time to speak with you. Please feel free to call us at 866-252-9930 if we can assist you in any way.

Beach House Cooking: Perfect Summer Recipes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renting a vacation home offers a number of benefits to travelers. One of the best things about our beach homes is their fully equipped kitchens! You can save some money by preparing tasty family dinners right in your own rental home, with fresh, local ingredients! Here are some of our favorite beach-themed recipes for you to try out on your next trip:

Mahi Mahi Tacos: If you’ve ever eaten freshly-caught fish, you know there is nothing tastier. Take a fishing excursion while on your beach vacation and bring home the catch of the day for dinner! When made with fresh fish, these mahi mahi tacos will be the culinary highlight of your vacation.  

·         4 mahi mahi filets, grilled and flaked

·         Flour tortillas

·         Canola oil

·         Fresh pineapple chunks

·         Citrus vinaigrette

o   ¾ cup orange juice

o   ¼ cup lime juice

o   1 cup fresh cilantro

o   1 cup fresh basil

o   1 tsp salt & pepper

o   1 tbs honey

o   ½ cup canola oil

§  Mix well in a blender or food processor and drizzle over tacos.

·         Reb Cabbage Slaw

o   ¼ cup rice vinegar

o   1 tbs sugar

o   2 tbs canola oil

o   ½ head red cabbage, shredded

o   1 cup shredded carrot

o   ¼ cup chopped cilantro

o   Salt & pepper

§  Mix in a bowl and top tacos with slaw.

·         Tomato and Avocado Salsa

o   4 plum tomatoes, chopped

o   2 avocados, diced

o   ½ small red onion finely chopped

o   1 serrano chile, finely diced

o   1-2 juiced limes

o   2 tbs canola oil

o   1-2 tsp honey

o   3 tbs chopped cilantro

§  Mix in a bowl and top as desired

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers: If your rental home comes with a grill, these yummy teriyaki turkey burgers are a great spin on the classic. All you need is a bag of burger buns and your favorite toppings, and you’re all set!

·         1 can pineapple slices

·         ½ cup teriyaki sauce

·         2 pounds ground turkey

·         1 tsp fresh grated ginger

·         ½ cup panko break crumbs

·         Salt & pepper

·         Monterey Jack cheese

·         Lettuce, tomato, onion as desired

·         Burger buns

o   Drain pineapple slices and reserve juice. Mix ½ cup pineapple juice with teriyaki sauce. In a large bowl, mix ¼ cup teriyaki mixture, ground turkey, ginger, and bread crumbs, season with salt and pepper. Form into 8 patties and grill, brushing the patties with the remaining teriyaki mixture while they cook. Top with cheese, pineapple slice, and any other desired toppings, serve and enjoy!

Spiked Pomegranate Lemonade: A patio-dinner at the beach isn’t complete without a yummy and refreshing cocktail. We love this one for its fabulous summery taste, and it can be made in a pitcher for easy refills. For a kid-friendly version, just leave out the booze, top with fruit, and don’t mix up your glasses!

                For one drink:

·         1.5 oz. red berry vodka (we recommend Ciroc)

·         1 oz. lemonade

·         0.5 oz. pomegranate juice

·         0.5 oz. lemoncello

·         0.5 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar & water, boiled and cooled)

Garnish with a lemon twist, strawberry slices, or a spritz of lime!

Benefits of a Beach Vacation

6158Taking vacations is known to be good for you mental health. We all need to take a break from our everyday lives and jobs once in a while and treat ourselves to a relaxing escape. With the summer season upon us, spending a day soaking up the sun on the beach sounds like a pretty appealing way to spend a vacation. Here are some of our favorite health benefits of a beach vacation:

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  3. Get active: Renting a beach house near the ocean provides you with plenty of opportunity to take an invigorating morning run, or a relaxing evening stroll. Running on a sandy surface even tones your legs more than running on pavement! Bring your yoga mat and practice your poses on the patio while the sun rises over the ocean. Allow yourself some freedom to disconnect with your busy life, and reconnect with your body.
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  5. Detoxify: The power of the ocean to cleanse and revitalize has been referenced for centuries. It has even been proven that the high levels of iodine, magnesium, and potassium in its salty water can help fight infection, detoxify the body, and replenish skin.
So don?t put it off any longer! There are plenty of reasons to get yourself to the beach, and renting a vacation home allows you to live just as comfortably as you would in your own home. Contact us today to find the perfect getaway home.

Beach Recipes: Shrimp & Crab Nachos

One of the benefits of renting  a beach home rather than staying at a hotel is taking advantage of the kitchen! Whether you're vacationing with just your significant other, or sharing a home with friends and family, this crowd-pleasing shrimp and crab nachos recipe is sure to be a hit!shrimp-crab-nachos

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  7. Broil on high for about 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.
 

Top 4 Best Specials on Our Vacation Rentals

“Vacations can cost a pretty penny,” to quote a phrase from long ago. But at Surfside Realty in Surfside Beach South Carolina we can save you a pretty penny – actually, a whole lot of them! We’re going to tell you about our top 4 best vacation rental specials in the area that can potentially save you quite a bit of money if you take advantage of them.

1. Seagrass Bungalow is located third row at 200 10th Ave South, Surfside Beach. Book May 3 - 10 and receive 25% off the weekly advertised rate! This is a unique home located just 2 blocks from the ocean and is a ground level home. Ideally suited for those with physical challenges there is a ramp in the back and the main bath is handicap accessible. There’s a nice size yard and pets are permitted with a $50 non-refundable pet fee. It’s a roomy home with 3 bedrooms and 1-1/2 baths. Amenities include central A/C and heat, ceiling fans, stereo, 4 TVs, VCR, DVD. Internet access, washer/dryer, dishwasher and outdoor shower. Be sure to enjoy the charcoal grill and picnic table outside as well.

Great Specials on Beach On 9th2. Beach on 9th is a 4 bedroom, 4 bath home located at 113-B 9th Ave South, Surfside Beach. The special is -- book any available week in August 2014 and you will receive 20% off the weekly advertised rate! This applies to new bookings only. This home shares a swimming pool and has access to an outdoor shower and grilling station. It provides large flat screen TV's in every room, free WIFI, long distance calling, baby crib and high chair, and a wagon to cart your beach items to the beach where you can spend the entire day on the sand!

Special Rates on Overboard in Surfside Beach SC3. Overboard is a third row home at 113-B 8th Ave. North, Surfside Beach. Book any available week in April or May 2014 and receive 15% off the advertised rate. This special is for new full week reservations only. There’s plenty of room in this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home. It's professionally decorated and a short walk to the beach. You’ll enjoy amenities such as a private pool, outside shower, charcoal grill and eating area, ceiling fans throughout, port-o-crib, washer/dryer, stereo, 6 TVs, 6 VCRs, DVD player and free internet access.

New Ebb Tide B has a special deal through Surfside Realty4. New Ebb Tide B has some great specials to offer along with their awesome ocean views. Book now for weekly arrivals May 3 & 17, 2014 and get 20% off! Special rate applies to new, full week reservations only. Located at 221B N Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, this home will make you feel like you're in your own tropical paradise. You’ll be just 200 ft. from the beach! You’re sure to enjoy the private pool and relaxing on either of the oceanside decks overlooking the beach. Amenities provided in this home include 6 televisions, 6 DVDs and 1 VCR, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

When you’re ready to secure your rental before it slips away, give Surfside Realty a call at 1-800-833-8231. We’d love to hear from you and help you find that perfect vacation rental for you and your family for this year's summer vacation.

 

 

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.