Yes, We Have Long Term Rentals

For people looking for long term rentals in the Surfside Beach area, you’ll be happy to know that we have a steady supply of these types of properties. They don’t last long before being scooped up and rented but there’s always more coming along with vacancies.

We presently have both 2 and 3 bedroom condos and a 2 bedroom duplex – some furnished and some not. If you’re considering purchasing real estate in the area then spending a year in a long term rental from Surfside Realty is a great way to try out the area to be sure it’s where you want to settle down. While you can take our word for it that it’s a wonderful place to live and raise a family, most people want to form their own opinion that only comes over time and with experience.

South Bay Lakes 8797A, Surfside Beach long term rentalSouth Bay Lakes 8797A is an available 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, unfurnished condo in South Bay Lakes. This ground floor unit is located in a quiet condo community located on the west end on Glenn's Bay Road in Surfside. The master bedroom is spacious and has a connecting bath. Amenities include a screened in porch, ceiling fans, all appliances, lots of storage and the use of the community pool located within walking distance to the condo. Monthly rent is $825 and the renter is responsible for all utilities.

Kroah house is a 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom duplex located at 1016 A South Poplar Drive., Surfside Beach, off 10th Avenue South. The home has an attached garage offering lots of storage as well as spacious back yard. Each bedroom comes with its own bathroom for your Kroah House - long term rental in Surfside Beachconvenience. This recently updated home is located in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to the beach. Amenities include all appliances including a washer/dryer, ceiling fans, garage and lots of storage. Monthly rent is $1050 plus utilities and a 12 month lease. No pets are allowed.

If you’re ready to secure one of these long term rentals before they slip away, give Surfside Realty a call at 1-800-833-8231. We’d love to hear from you and help you find that perfect rental for you and your family.

Surfside: Our New Free App on iTunes

At Surfside Realty we’ve designed a new app for our rental guests staying at properties we manage in the Coastal South Carolina area. This app, called Surfside, is also for visitors to the area who are interested in knowing about what the area has to offer them while they’re here.

Our New Free App on iTunesThe new Version 1.5.0 Surfside app is designed for both iPhone and iPad and can be downloaded for free using iTunes. Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

After making their reservations to stay with us, guests will receive an invitation to download the app before their arrival. This app contains all the information you need to know before, during, and after your stay. From arrival tips, directions to the property, property tips, and area information, to restaurants, events, and recommended activities – this app has everything you need to spend more of your vacation having fun!

Free Vacation Rental AppThe Surfside app allows you to locate your rental property using your phone’s GPS. So if you get lost, don’t worry! Likewise, all of the restaurant, event, and activity recommendations may be viewed on a map to locate the closest to you at any given time. Surfside Realty has combed through all of the area restaurants, events, and activities, and hand selected only the best to recommend to you. Now, you can vacation like a local! You don’t have to one of our guests to get this customized experience either. Simply download the app from iTunes and use it as a visitor. Visitors have access to all the area restaurant, event, and activity recommendations. While you are here, check out all of the great rental properties Surfside Realty has to offer. This app contains all the property information you need to book your next vacation in paradise. Each vacation rental listing contains detailed information and photographs. If you want to check out the properties before making your reservations, the app allows you to view the properties in a map view – so you can drive or walk by.

If you have any questions about our new app just give us a call at 1-800-833-8231. We’re also available to speak with you about any of our vacation rentals in the Grand Strand area.


 

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.
 

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.
 

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!

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.
 

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

 

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