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
 

The History of Veterans Day

Garden City Beach winter rentalsVeterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.'" As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the last Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on Oct. 25, 1971.

Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law that returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on Nov. 11. [Shared from military.com]

Those of us at Surfside Realty would like to thank all veterans across the country for their selfless service to our country. If you're planning a trip to coastal South Carolina and you’re looking for Garden City winter rentals give us a call and we'll show you the Garden City winter rentals we have available.
 

Escaping the Cold of Winter

Surfside Beach winter rentalsSurfside Beach, South Carolina, is an ideal vacation destination for anyone looking to escape the cold of winter and retreat to a warmer and sunnier locale. Vacationers will find an abundance of recreational activities and sandy beaches to fill their time with when they arrive here. Come stay in our Surfside Beach winter rentals when you need relief from the cold and let the warm South Carolina sun wash over you as you relax on a pristine beach or by a heated pool.

If you are searching for a quiet place to kick back in South Carolina our Surfside Beach winter rentals are exactly what you’re looking for. The wide, flat, and expansive beaches right outside your door are perfect for setting up a beach chair and soaking up some sun or walking for miles along the beach. The beach is perfect for beach combing and shelling or simply soaking in the breathtaking views.

South Carolina is the perfect place for a get-away-from-the-cold vacation. When searching for the right accommodations for your trip, look at the many Surfside Beach winter rentals that we have available. You can stay as close to or as far from the beach as you’d like. No matter what your reason for retreating to South Carolina, you can truly get away from it all and keep warm here when you stay in a cozy vacation rental.

Your Exceptional Vacation Home

Surfside Beach vacation homes

 

If you're planning some time away to Coastal South Carolina we currently have many exceptional Surfside Beach vacation homes in a wide range of great prices. We have houses as grand as the Atlantic Ocean and  located on the oceanfront or with an ocean view in Surfside Beach, South Carolina.

Whether you're planning a corporate getaway, family reunion or get-together with friends, the Surfside Beach vacation homes we have can easily accommodate your group no matter what size it is. Handicap elevators are available in some of our Surfside Beach vacation homes for your convenience.

We have some vacation homes that are pet friendly and others are not. Be sure to ask about this before reserving your vacation home. Other features can include private oceanfront pools, high speed internet access, stereo system, x-box and wii games, washer and dryers, dishwashers, exterior gas grill, crib, and outside shower. There’s often a private walkway to the beach and great ocean views from oceanfront covered porches and sundecks.

Surfside Beach is perfect for you if you're looking for a peaceful South Carolina vacation without the chaos and noise of the larger resort areas. Just minutes south of Myrtle Beach where there's endless entertainment and activities, it provides the peace of mind you've been looking for. You’ll be happy to learn there is something for everyone here and Surfside Realty is ready to find you that special place.

Have a Safe Halloween!

Grand Strand rentalsNow that Halloween is here please be extra careful when you’re driving around. Many children and their parents still go door-to-door trick or treating and with costumes on, their field of vision isn’t always what it should be. It’s up to drivers to stay alert and watch for these trick or treaters whose focus is usually on the next house.

An alternative for those wanting a safer environment for their children is to go Halloween Trick or Treating at Barefoot Landing. From 5-7 p.m. on Monday, October 31, dress the kids up and bring them out to enjoy the sights, sounds, and safety of trick or treating at Barefoot Landing. Bring the family to shop, eat and enjoy!

There’s also Halloween on the Marshwalk – an annual Murrells Inlet tradition. Children are invited to trick-or-treat along the Marshwalk from 5-6 p.m. The Children's Costume Contest winners will be announced at 6 p.m. Later in the evening, the adult fun begins, as the costumed marauders prowl the Marshwalk. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Inquire at any of the Marshwalk restaurants.

The Grand Strand rentals you get from Surfside Realty will have you close to all the area has to offer and at a price you can afford.

We have more than 100 golf courses along a 60-mile long coastal strip, 1,800+ restaurants, endless beaches, shopping complexes, amusement parks, and live entertainment theaters. So you’ll always have something to entertain yourself with when you stay in these Grand Strand rentals.
 

Get Your Spook On Early

Surfside Beach SC house rentalsIf you want to get your spook on early you won't have far to travel from your Surfside Beach SC house rentals. Check out these early Halloween events going on in the area.

Howl-O-Scream
McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach
Saturday, October 29, 2011, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Goblins, ghouls and ghosts, oh my! McLean Park transforms into a safe haven for the thrill seekers of North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Open to all ages and free to the public, the Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with Coastal Carolina University's Recreation Management class converts McLean Park into a spooktacular site for an array of activities to include hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and much more. Scare free and Scare Zones offer a variety of excitement levels that is sure to satisfy all. There is additional parking in the dirt parking lot behind Duck's on 1st Ave. S. between Ocean Boulevard and Hillside Drive. Please call the Rec Check Line at (843) 280-5570, ext. 1 for weather information and weather updates by 4:00 p.m. for Howl-O-Scream. The rain date for this event will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2011.
 
Surfside Beach SC house rentalsBarefoot Landing's Kids' and Pets' Halloween Costume Contest
Barefoot Landing - Lakeview Courtyard

?Saturday, October 29, 2011, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
 
Bring the kids out in their favorite costume to have a chance to win great prizes. Bring your pets, too! You can win prizes for the best pet costumes. So make it a family affair and dress to impress during the Kids and Pet Costume Contests at Barefoot Landing! Prizes will be awarded and there will be Kids' Karaoke, face painting, a petting zoo and FREE carousel rides during the contests.
 
When you're driving to and from your Surfside Beach SC house rentals, please be extra cautious of trick-or-treaters out on foot. They have poor visibility with their costumes on and sometimes aren't watching for cars. Have a safe Halloween!
 

Don't Miss the Endless Summer Festival

So you’re here enjoying that end of summer vacation? There’s still plenty to do here and all are accessible from any of our Surfside Beach South Carolina vacation rentals.

Surfside Beach South Carolina vacation rentalsBring your family and friends to the Endless Summer Festival that begins on Saturday, October 29th and lasts from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy fabulous entertainment, lots of vendors with one of a kind specialty craft items, food vendors, classic & antique car show and children’s area with inflatable’s, community stage and carnival rides. Best of all, this is a free concert!

Entertainment starts at 11:00 a.m. with Sea Cruz at the famous "horseshoe" at the end of Main Street with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop. Music includes the best of 60's oldies, Classic Rock, 70's Disco, Carolina Beach and today's hottest hits.

Following Sea Cruz, the Extraordinaires will take the stage from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Formed in 2003, the group loves Classics and Rhythm and Blues. Their selections include favorites such as "Under The Boardwalk," "Shaggin’ On The Boulevard and "Shout."

The endless summer theme is "Celebrating Beach Music That Makes Memories." So, bring a beach chair, relax, listen to some great music and make some new memories of your own. There may even be some dancing in the street!

If you like sports don’t miss the Endless Summer Volleyball Invitational that can be watched behind the horseshoe on October 30 and 31.

Come see why Surfside Beach South Carolina vacation rentals are preferred by most tourists visiting the area.
 

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