Plan Now for Your Winter Escape

It’s a good time of year to be making reservations for one of our South Carolina winter rentals. Check them out now and make your reservation for later at a reduced rate. It’s wise not to wait or the perfect-for-you rental might just be taken.

Many people come to coastal South Carolina to spend their winter months in one of our South Carolina winter rentals at off-season rates. It’s a great way to escape the cold and snow of the north and enjoy the relaxing environment and temperate climate only found at the beach.

South Carolina winter rentalsThe 7th Annual Makai Luau, a Grand Strand tradition, will be held June 9th, 2012 at the Hot Fish Club located in beautiful Murrells Inlet. This ticket-only benefit begins at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Hot Fish Club and will feature live music, a fire and hula show from Chief Kamu, a traditional luau buffet, beer and wine beverages, as well as the wildly popular Surfers Punch. There will be prizes for the Ugliest Hawaiian Shirt contest, a Best Lei contest, and more. All proceeds from this event fund the projects of the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Tickets will be on sale at area surf shops or by visiting

Take Part in Military Appreciation Days

Visiting coastal South Carolina during May will have you taking part in Military Appreciation Days that run from the first of May through the 31st. When you’re looking for accommodations for your time here be sure to check out our many available and affordable Garden City SC beach house rentals. Staying in a house rental will provide you with all the conveniences and luxuries of home and you can save a bundle on meals in the process. Our Garden City SC beach house rentals will also have you close to the any of the following events taking place throughout the month of May.

Garden City SC beach house rentalsWe’re celebrating military men and women – active duty, reserves and National Guard – and veterans from every service branch. Look for military discounts from hotels and restaurants, along with concerts, special events, the big Saturday parade and family activities in downtown Myrtle Beach.

  • Hot Summer Nights on Ocean Boulevard – Enjoy free activities and entertainers in downtown Myrtle Beach and on the Oceanfront Boardwalk
  • Beach Blast Christian Music Festival – Saturday, May 19, Pavilion Site
  • 5K Run/Walk – Sign up now for this 5K Run on Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk!  The race begins at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26, and ends at Plyler Park.  It's free for active duty, reserves and veterans, or $20 for civilians.
  • Memorial Day Parade – This big Ocean Boulevard Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 26.  The parade begins at 27th Avenue North and travels south to Ninth Avenue North, with great views all along the route!
  • Memorial Day Ceremony – Join the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance and City of Myrtle Beach for the Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 28, on the Convention Center Plaza.
  • Military Appreciation Days Ceremony – Our closing ceremony for Military Appreciation Days is set for 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 28, at Valor Memorial Garden, The Market Common.

Beach Blast Christian Music Festival

If you’re planning on being here for the Beach Blast Christian Music Festival in downtown Myrtle Beach on May 19, 2012, be sure to check out one of our many available Surfside Beach beach houses to stay in. You’ll have everything you need for a comfortable and relaxed stay will visiting the area. It’s a wonderful time of year to be enjoying coastal South Carolina.

Surfside Beach beach housesThe music festival will include performers such as Toby Mac, Third Day, Red, Jamie Grace, Royal Tailor, Emcee KJ-52 and Outcast BMX. Special guest speaker Nick Hall will also be at the event. The festival will be held Saturday, May 19 in downtown Myrtle Beach between 8th and 9th Avenues North on Ocean Boulevard, not far from any of our Surfside Beach beach houses.

If you enjoy eating crabs you might also want to drive over to Little River and take in the Blue Crab Festival taking place May 19 and 20th. The festival will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Water Front Ave. The event promises live music, arts and crafts, food (including delicious steamed blue crabs), and activities for both families and kids. Join in for a weekend of great music from beach to blues to everything in between.

We Have Many Cottages at Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach cottagesSpring has arrived and summer is just around the corner. If you’re looking for an unforgettable vacation destination this year make it our Surfside Beach cottages in South Carolina. You can come to our website and see our entire selection of Surfside Beach cottages from which you can select from. When it comes to accommodations we have a multitude of Surfside Beach cottages for rent right here along the coast.

We have a large number of rentals for you to call "home" as you enjoy our coastal paradise. We offer vacationers luxurious accommodations at reasonable rates and will work with you to find the ideal rental you’re looking for. Cottages are perfect for anyone looking to get the most out of their beach vacation. You’ll have plenty of room for the entire family and won’t be elbow to elbow in a hotel room. Amenities in most rentals include hot tubs, indoor and outdoor pools, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer and wireless internet, just to name a few. The surrounding area offers numerous activities for the whole family including golfing, kayaking, water parks, movies, clubs, museums, aquariums, fishing, and of course, all the beach itself has to offer

Join The Market Common for the 4th annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival on April 28, 2012, beginning at 8 a.m. The free festival is open to families and will host food, music and a family fun zone. Sign up or watch as teams compete in divisions for Women, Men, Mixed, High School and Middle School. Ground Zero is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims at empowering the Christian community.

Don't Forget Earth Day on April 22

Garden City Beach resortsEarth Day began on April 22, 1970 and was an overwhelming success. The event brought to light the importance of environmental issues as a concern for all communities as well as an international political priority. For many of those participating from the South Carolina coast to the coast of California and everywhere in between, Earth Day marked a turning point in their lives, when blind consumption and industrial waste could no longer be tolerated.

For over 40 years now, Earth Day has resonated on both a personal and political level. In months following that first grassroots event celebrating Earth Day, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and dozens of other pieces of legislation have been passed. When Earth Day went global in 1990 as an international event, the world embraced it with the same enthusiasm as Americans did in 1970.

If you are planning a trip to be in the coastal South Carolina area soon, consider staying in one of our Garden City Beach resorts. You’ll be close enough to Myrtle Beach and any of the Earth Day events taking place but many towns have something taking place over the weekend in honor of the day. Garden City Beach resorts are well furnished and maintained and will exceed your needs while you’re here.

On April 21, 2012 there will be a Earth Day Music Festival at Grand Park in The Market Common. The outdoor festival will offer live music from Bullfrog, Soulful-i, Treehouse, Finnegan Bell and Sideways Derby. Grab a brew at the Gordon Biersch Beer Garden. There will also be a Kid Zone, Health and Wellness Expo and Art Show. The festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Grand Park in The Market Common.

Give Surfside Realty a call at 1-800-833-8231 if you have any questions about our Garden City Beach resorts or would like to speak with someone about making a reservation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Staying in Surfside Beach Resorts

Surfside Beach SC resortsThere are plenty of special events taking place this month in coastal South Carolina. When you stay in our Surfside Beach SC resorts you’ll be just a short drive to any of them. Staying in Surfside Beach you’ll have the peace and quiet of our quiet family beaches and won’t get caught up in the busyness and noise of Myrtle Beach. At our Surfside Beach SC resorts you’ll have everything you need to make your vacation a splendid one but don’t miss the following events!

The House of Blues Free Summer Concert Series kicks off on Friday, April 13, 2012, at 8 p.m. The Summer Concert Series will be held at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from April 13 through June 2 at House of Blues. Bands on the schedule include Long Reef, Dot Dot Dot, Downstroke, Gas Station Disco and Hip Kitty. Admission is free.

On Monday, April 16, 2012, the Trio Dinner Coastal Culinary Experience takes some of the Myrtle Beach Area's top Executive chefs and pairs them with local students — one high school and one college — enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program. The three work together to create culinary masterpieces for one amazing meal at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. A silent auction will be held during the dinner event. Student tickets are $25, Singles are $85, a Couples Package is available for $160, an 8-ticket table package is $600 or a 10-ticket table supporter package is $750. The trio Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel, which is in close proximity to our Surfside Beach SC resorts.

Annual Rentals in Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach annual rentalsIf you’re staying in the area indefinitely and are in need of housing we have some reasonable Surfside Beach annual rentals that are furnished or not. Our rentals range in price from $610 to $850 and are two and three bedroom units.

One of our nicer Surfside Beach annual rentals is located at South Bay Lakes on Clearwater Drive (right). This second floor condo has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and has all appliances. Rent includes water and sewer along with trash pick up. Tenant pays electric and cable. A security deposit of $750 is required. This is a non-smoking property and pets are not allowed. Deposit will be forfeited if any smoking in condo.

Surfside Beach annual rentalsTradewinds (left) is another of our Surfside Beach annual rentals located behind Crabby Mike's on 2nd Ave. N. ext 1105. Rent includes access to community swimming pool, washer and dryer, trash pick up and water. No pets allowed in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath non-furnished condo. Security deposit of $915 is required.

On March 24, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. come and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun, games and more at the 5th Annual Taste of the Coast at Barefoot Landing. Risen Christ Lutheran School and the entertainment complex team up each year to bring together a fun family event. Local restaurants offer samples of their fabulous dishes and kids can hang out in the "Kid Zone" with inflatables, pony rides, games, face painters and more. Admission is $1 for adults and food and ride tickets are $1. Kids get in free and adults can get in free by bringing in one canned good.

Come Make More Memories

Surfside Beach house rentalsAre you returning to the beach because it's your most favorite place of all to spend your vacation? We understand completely. We hear from a lot of returning guests that they just don’t have as much fun anywhere else as they do here in coastal South Carolina. And over and over again we see the same people returning to request the same Surfside Beach house rentals as they’ve had the year before because they were so content there. When you stay in one of our Surfside Beach house rentals, they tell us, you feel like you're finally "home".
We understand the appeal the ocean and beach has to people, and how relaxing and therapeutic it is. We know because we live here too. There are good memories here for many people and they return to make even more for generations to come when they stay in our Surfside Beach house rentals.
Ocean Boulevard's 2012 St. Patrick's Day Celebration on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight, Ocean Boulevard, Downtown Myrtle Beach, SC. Downtown is the place to be for the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Celebration, featuring music, fun and authentic Irish food and beverage. Activities include live performances, a Pier to Pier race, kids' zone, games and more. Ocean Boulevard will be closed to motor vehicles from 8th Avenue North to 11th Avenue North. For more information, contact Jonathan Staton at 843-997-6695.

Welcome to Can-Am Days

annual rentals in Myrtle Beach0Welcome to the start of the 51st Annual Canadian-American Days Celebration. If you’re looking for annual rentals in Myrtle Beach, come to Surfside Beach or Garden City Beach where you’ll still be close to all of the festivities. There are more activities taking place during this weeklong festival running from March 10-18 this year than you’ll know what to do with. Whether you stay in annual rentals in Myrtle Beach or here with us, we know you’re going to have a blast this year.
24th Annual Run to the Sun on Thursdsay, March 15, 2012 at the former Myrtle Square Mall site. The annual “Run to the Sun” has been described as the “largest independent car and truck show on the East Coast” with 2,500 cars and trucks from all over the United States. For more than 20 years, Run to the Sun has been Myrtle Beach's premiere car show. Three days full of cruising along Ocean Boulevard, car shows and races bring in car enthusiasts from all over.
51st Annual Canadian-American Days Festival Expo on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Coastal Grand Mall, 2000 Coastal Grand Circle Myrtle Beach, SC. Enjoy free admission, drawings for prizes from more than 40 exhibitors, live entertainment featuring, The Andrew Thielen Big Band and special performances from Legends in Concert to start at 10:30 a.m. and much more!

St. Patrick's Day Dance on Friday, March 16 from 7-10 p.m. Town of Surfside Beach Surfside Beach's Civic Center, 115 Highway 17 North Surfside Beach, SC. 843-650-9548
Give us a call at Surfside Realty before you pay too much for annual rentals in Myrtle Beach.

Up to 25% Off Vacation Homes

People continue to be astonished that we can offer such great deals on South Carolina vacation homes this time of year. At Surfside Realty we have some select homes with up to 25% off during the month of March and additional discounts throughout the summer and into the fall. Check out these South Carolina vacation homes we show you here.

South Carolina vacation homesHigh Cotton (left) is located on Pompano Drive in Garden City Beach, S.C. Book it now and receive 25% off March 2012 arrivals, 20% off April arrivals, 15% off May arrivals, and 10% off June-December 2012 arrivals. Specials apply to new full week reservations only. This beautiful 6 bedroom and 6.5 bath home holds 20 people and is beautifully furnished. Amenities include a private pool, boat dock/pier, dishwasher, Internet access, non-smoking, pool heat available, washer/dryer, and more.

South Carolina vacation homesThe Majestic Dream (right) sits oceanfront on Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach, SC, and boasts 8 bedrooms with 7.5 baths housing up to 20 people. Book it now and receive 25% off March 2012 arrivals, 20% off April arrivals, 15% off May arrivals, and 10% off October-December 2012 arrivals. Specials apply to new full week reservations only. The master bedroom sits oceanfront with a Jacuzzi tub on the second floor. Enjoy the private swimming pool and hot tub, covered porches and private walkway to the beach.

South Carolina vacation homesStaying at Portofino III 311B (left) you’ll be in an oceanfront complex on South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC. This 4 bedroom and 4 bath home will accommodate up to 12 people. Book now and receive 25% off March 2012 arrivals, 20% off April arrivals, 15% off May arrivals, and 10% off June-December 2012 arrivals. Specials apply to new full week reservations only. Smoking is permitted in this house and there’s a shared pool, along with washer/dryer, covered parking, TV, DVD, and VCR.

South Carolina vacation homes like these are just some of the many rental homes we have available to show you. Give us a call today at 800-833-8231 and we’d be glad to talk with you about what you’re looking for.

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