10 Signs You're Overdue for a Vacation to Surfside Beach SC

While we have many repeat visitors here at Surfside Realty we also have many people that arrive in dire need of a vacation. It’s written all over their faces that they’ve put it off too long and now have only reluctantly came probably because a spouse has dragged them here against their will. All we can say is you should see the change in their attitude about mid-week during their stay. They become these relaxed, happy, and fun to be around people and their family is beaming!

Relieve stress with house rentals in Surfside BeachDon’t let that happen to you or put your family through this. We have plenty of house rentals in Surfside Beach just waiting for your arrival. Here are 10 signs you’re long overdue for a vacation to coastal Surfside Beach South Carolina.

1. You can’t even remember your last vacation — it was that long ago.
2. The family thinks you’re no longer as easy to be around or as much fun as you used to be.
3. The only time you leave the house for an extended time is to go to work.
4. The kids only have their friend’s vacations to talk about.
5. You don’t even remember if you own a swimming suit.
6. Co-workers say you’re snapping at them.
7. Your boss is talking about your attitude and it’s not in a good way.
Try our house rentals in Surfside Beach for stress relief8. Happy hours fail to make you happy any more.
9. You’re having more headaches and holding more tension in your neck and shoulders.
10. Even the gym is no longer providing the outlet that it used to.

Take a few minutes to check out the house rentals in Surfside Beach that we have and if you need assistant in making your reservations just give us a call at 1-800-833-8231. We’d be happy to help you plan that long overdue vacation that is sure to do you a world of good.

Now is the Time to Book Your Beach Vacation

What do you have on the calendar for 2014? If your New Year’s resolution is to enjoy quality time with your family, travel more, or just to treat yourself to some fun, renting a home with us is a great way to achieve it. Get ahead of the crowd and start planning your spring and summer travels by reserving one of our fabulous rental properties. With plenty of options and amenities, our beach rentals are centrally located and provide all you need for a memorable vacation.

Why choose to take a vacation to the Surfside and Garden City Beach area? The beaches of coastal Carolina offer a wealth of entertainment and relaxation for travelers of all types and ages. You can choose to spend lazy days on the beach, or to venture over to the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand area for shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. The area is also spotted with luxury hotels, golf courses, and spas. Take a look at the Myrtle Beach calendar and plan your trip around one of the many festivals and events that take place year round. Take day trips up and down the coast to experience the culture, history, and scenery of South Carolina.



While nothing beats relaxing on the beach, there is a lot to do when you’re visiting Surfside and Garden City Beaches. Surfside Beach is admiringly known as “the family beach.” The area offers pet-friendly and family focused entertainment like dog parks, fishing piers, casual restaurants, mini-golf, and waterparks to name a few. There are also plenty of high end bars and restaurants in the area if you’re looking for a more mature, or romantic outing. The Garden City area offers stunning views of marshland and tidal creeks that inspire visitors about the beauty of the coastal Carolina landscape.

Now is the time to reserve your home for the spring and summer season! So there’s only one question left; which property will suit you the best? Use our online search tools to find exactly what you’re looking for. 

A Fool Proof Formula for Finding the Best Vacation Homes in SC

How many times has the vacation home you had your eye on for your next vacation get scooped up by other vacationers? Maybe you thought you gave adequate notice but when you went online to check you found it wasn’t available. That can be very disheartening we know. But not to worry, at Surfside Realty we have plenty of vacation homes in the Grand Strand region ranging from cozy and comfortable to over the top luxurious.

vacation homes in the Grand StrandWhen you know you’re coming back to visit the coastal South Carolina area again it’s wise to take the time to look at other rentals while you’re here if where you want to stay is not the place you’re currently renting. It’s not too early to put a deposit down on the perfect vacation home a year in advance. Some people will book their rental years in advance. It’s a fool proof way to secure the rental of your choice.

If the rental you want is among the most popular vacation homes in the Grand Strand you should consider asking to be put on a waiting list in case there are any cancellations during the time you want to come. You will need to have a flexible schedule if you go this route and be able to pack up and head out at pretty much a moment’s notice. We’d much rather have someone we can call that is waiting for an opening in any particular vacation home than to have it sit empty because of a last minute cancellation. We know how disappointing that can be.

vacation homes in the Grand StrandIf you’re going to be in the area soon you won’t want to miss the 31st Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run 5K and 15K taking place on Thursday, January 23 on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. with the race starting at 9:00 a.m. Entry Fees: 5k until 1/23/14 -- $20.00 with Shirt -- $15.00 without shirt. 15k until 1/23/14 -- $25.00 with Shirt -- $20.00 with out shirt. 5k after 1/23/14 -- $25.00 with Shirt -- $20.00 without shirt. 15k after 1/23/14 -- $30.00 with Shirt -- $25.00 without shirt. Come join in or come cheer the participants on! Call (843) 280-5673 for more information. Hope to see you there!

Freedom Rally to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

With Monday, January 20 designated as Martin Luther King, Jr., Day a 2014 Weekend Freedom Rally to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot. Following is the schedule for this 3 day rally. If you would like more information please call (843) 903-4939.

January 18
annual rentals in Myrtle Beach11:00 - 1:30 p.m: Come out to the Myrtle Beach Train Depot for a conversation with Brad Lofton and Brandon Sessions, Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation and the Five Largest Contractors in South Carolina.
11:00 - 1:30 p.m: Come out to MT. Olive AME Church for a Brown Bag Luncheon and a discussion with Sharnell Ladson of “”Helping the Underserved to Become Legendary Entrepreneurs and Leaders” (HUSTLE) on how to build a sustainable small business. 
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Bring your childen out to Plyler Park for storytelling, face painting, caricature artist, inflatable bounce houses, and a children’s group mural project. 
6:00 - 9:00 p.m: come out to the The Johnson Auditorium at Coastal Carolina to hear a musical tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19
5:00 - 7:00 p.m: In a joint effort between Myrtle Beach NAACP and Carolina African American Heritage Foundation, come out to the Mt. Olive AME Church for a bevy of speakers.
January 20
8:00 - 11:30 a.m: Corporate and Community Awards Breakfast at the Myrtle Beach Canal Street Recreation Center.  Donations are $25.00 per person or $200 for a table of eight persons.
11:30 - 1:30 p.m: 6th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. “Freedom Rally” Parade

There are many people that love being in close proximity to all the events, just like this one, that take place around Myrtle Beach throughout the year. If that defines you and you find yourself coming to the area numerous times throughout the year, you may find it cheaper to secure one of our annual rentals in Myrtle Beach. When you have your own rental to come to you won’t have your rate going ski high during the summer months only for it to dip low for a few months during the winter. You’ll have a nice, affordably consistent rate that you can count on no matter what time of the year you come to coastal South Carolina.

Whatever type of rental you prefer it’s surely to be among the annual rentals in Myrtle Beach we have available from time to time. We’d be happy to assist you with finding an annual rental. Just call us toll free at 1-800-833-8231.

When You're Seeking Annual Rentals Come Talk to Us

Whether you presently live in the local area or are considering relocating here, staying in one of our annual rentals in Garden City Beach makes a whole lot of sense if you’re in the market to purchase property soon. When you rent a place long term you have the chance to live in the area and get a good feel for the different sections and where you might prefer to settle down.

annual rentals in Garden City BeachOur Garden City Beach annual rentals as well as others that we have in the area are priced less per month than seasonal vacation rentals. While a few may come furnished, the majority will be unfurnished with the exception of major appliances. You’ll be able to bring your own furnishings in and set them up as you like.

When you’re relocating to the area it’s not always easy to decide where you want to live based on images on our website and maybe a short visit to the area. We have many neighborhoods and resorts that are peaceful, friendly havens for residents and each has it own flavor and unique lifestyle.

Garden City Beach Garden City BeachCoastal rentals will have you feel like you’re living in paradise and that’s because you truly are. We offer reasonable rates and will work with you to find the ideal rental you’re looking for. Cottages, condos and single family homes are available at times oceanfront, ocean view, and further back from the water. Rentals here are perfect for water and ocean lovers.

In the perfect rental, you’ll have plenty of room for the whole family and be in the proximity of an area that appeals to you based on earlier visits. Amenities vary in each of the rentals. The surrounding area offers plenty of things to do including golfing, kayaking, shopping, movies, clubs, museums, fishing, and live shows. Did we mention the over 2,000 restaurants the area has? You’re sure to find just the type of food you’re hungry for whether it’s casual fare or fine dining.

We’d like to help you find the annual rental you’re hoping to move into for the New Year. Give us a call at 1-800-33-8231 and we’ll make arrangements to get together. Happy New Year to everyone!

Merry Christmas from Garden City Beach SC!

When unexpected guests arrive to spend the holidays and you don’t have enough room for them keep us in mind at Surfside Realty. We have plenty of available condo rentals in Garden City Beach and the surrounding areas where your guests will be so comfortable you just might not see much of them! In fact, the amenities that come with some of our Garden City Beach vacation rentals are so phenomenal you might find yourself spending more time at their place than at your own! You can read everything about them when you click here.

condo rentals in Garden City BeachEveryone wants to be with family at Christmas time and when you can’t then being with friends is your family time. Be sure to spend it in our impressively spacious condo rentals and you’re sure to have an exquisite time. The open floor plans that many of our condos have make beach living feel so natural and easy. Like this is where you are meant to be.

You’ll find the views from the balconies combine tranquil beauty with close proximity to all the Grand Strand's best attractions and activities. Whether you’re still shopping, playing some golf, or just want to take in some of the Christmas events going on, you’ll be just a short distance from them all.

From our families to yours we’d like to wish everyone a very happy and Merry Christmas this year! 

Spending the Holidays in Our Surfside Beach Vacation Homes

If you haven’t made any holiday plans yet and you’re up for starting new traditions for you and your family, why not come spend the holidays with us in one of our many vacation homes in Surfside Beach SC. Maybe you’ve visited the coastal South Carolina area but never made it to Surfside Beach. If that’s the case you missed out on some of the most beautiful and tranquil beachfront in the state. You can see the inventory of our homes if you view here.

vacation homes in Surfside Beach SCSurfside Beach is officially known as “The Family Beach” and so when it comes to the spring breakers they’re up in Myrtle Beach because, well, it’s too quiet here for them! That’s part of what makes it so appealing to everyone else. The Grand Strand provides 60 miles of walkable beachfront and what a beautiful walk it is! When you walk along the oceanfront it’s a wonderful way to be reflective and at peace.

You’ll be comfortable in our Surfside Beach vacation homes whether they’re oceanfront homes or not. The air is filled with the scent of saltwater all around you here and the sound of the waves coming to shore can be heard from far away from the waters edge. It’s the perfect place to visit when you need some time away from the same-ole-same-ole and the days begin to run into one another. Come spend the holidays in Surfside Beach and forget about schedules and time and To-Do Lists. Just put it all away until you get home. Trust us when we say you won’t even miss them!

At this time of the year be sure to drive around to take in all of the homes and businesses in the area beautifully decorated for the holidays. Come out to Hard Rock Cafe and enjoy a delicious Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Afterwards bring the kids out for Photos with Santa at Barefoot Landing! This photo opportunity is held at noon on Saturday, December 21 and is the last chance this season!

Where to Find Beach House Rentals in South Carolina

If you’ve never been to coastal South Carolina before and you’re making plans for an upcoming trip, you’ll want a reliable source for finding the best beach house rentals in South Carolina. At Surfside Realty we’re prepared to help you find what will be the best accommodations you’ve probably ever stayed in and all at off-season rates! Come for a week, a month, or the winter – we have vacancies of all lengths of time.

beach house rentals in South CarolinaFrom small beach cottages perfect for one or two people to spacious 6+ bedroom homes we’re sure to have the right size home-away-from-home for you and however many people are coming with you. You’ll appreciate all the amenities provided for your convenience. Things like washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchens, dishwasher, cable TV, VCR, grilling stations, and balconies or porches complete with beach furniture.

We also have a nice assortment of pet-friendly beach house rentals that will also accommodate your four legged family members. They’re welcome to walk the beach with you while you’re here but they’ll need to stay on leash in Surfside Beach.

If you’re planning on coming over the holidays be sure to make your reservations soon! Coming over Christmas through New Year’s Day is a popular time for people to get away and kick up their heels and it’s a wonderful way to bring in a new year!

We’d be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. Just call us toll free at 1-800-833-8231. Happy holidays!


Try Our Toasty Warm Winter Rentals in Grand Strand

It’s at this time of year when the cold and snow are well under way in the northern states that many people start to think about spending winter someplace warmer. Well we have many toasty warm winter rentals in Grand Strand, any of which would make a perfect place to call home for as long as you want to stay here. Whether you just need a week or two away and want to surprise the family for Christmas or you’re hoping to get away for a few months, you’re going to love the Grand Strand winter rentals we have available! You can view our winter rentals right on our website.

winter rentals in Grand StrandCome to where you’ll enjoy sunny days with temperatures in the 60s and 70s, where you can play golf year round, and walk the beautiful beaches each and every day. You simply won’t find a better sunrise than that which is awaiting your arrival right here on the oceanfront.

If you’re looking for South Carolina winter rentals come to Surfside Realty first. We have coastal rentals all over the area that we'd be happy to show you. Choose one of those that are close to what you want to do while you’re here. If it’s golf, we can provide you with accommodations by the courses. If it’s the ocean that captures your heart, come stay oceanfront in one of our many rentals in Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach or Myrtle Beach. You won’t be disappointed. Shopping? Yep, we have rentals that will have you close to a wealth of shopping centers and more!

All of our rentals come fully furnished and professionally decorated in beautiful beach décor that will provide a comfortable setting for you and your family. If you’re here over the Grand Strand winter rentalsholidays feel free to get a Christmas tree and decorate for the holidays in whatever way you wish.

While you’re in the area don’t miss Brookgreen Garden's most popular annual event, Night of a Thousand Candles. This has become a holiday tradition that many look forward to every year. This year the event will take place December 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21 from 3 to 10 p.m. Thousands of lights sparkle from Live Oak trees and illuminate garden paths as musicians perform, carolers sing and visitors experience the enchantment that only this event can bring. Call Brookgreen Gardens at 843-235-6000 or 800-849-1931 for more information.

Don't Miss the Veterans Day Service in Surfside Beach

Monday, November 11, is a day to honor all veterans that have served our country in any capacity. There will be a Veterans Day Service held at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Surfside Beach beach housesMemorial in Fuller Park, Surfside Beach. Fuller Park is located on the corner of Surfside Drive and Myrtle Drive. The park has two lighted tennis courts, a playground, picnic area and restroom facilities. Everyone is invited to attend the service and show their support of our country’s veterans. We hope you’ll join us!

If you’re planning a trip to the area and looking for beach houses in Surfside Beach we have plenty of properties that would surely be perfect for you and your family! Whether you’re coming for a much needed and long overdue vacation, for business purposes, or to play some golf on the more than 110 championship courses the Grand Strand has to offer, you’ll be in close proximity to where ever you want to go from our Surfside Beach beach houses. With so much to do in the area you just might have to schedule your down time!

The Carolina Beach Music Awards will take place at nearby Alabama Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 3-6 p.m. Come out and see who walks away with the most awards in the Beach Music category during the Carolina Beach Music Awards ceremony.

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