Shaggers SOS Fall Migration Has Begun

The SOS Fall Migration takes place from September 14-23, 2012. On the first Sunday and only Monday of the Fall Migration everyone meets in the street for two of the biggest block parties you have ever seen. On Fun Sunday the party is in the street beside the OD Arcade. Some of the best names in beach and shag music will help you rock the day away with a few thousand of your closest friends. Don't worry if you can't get enough fun in one day, because on Monday they’ll do it all again. You’ll have the convenience of being able to stay in any of our Grand Strand SC vacation rentals while you’re here.

Grand Strand SC vacation rentalsFor Fun Monday they will pack Main Street from OD to Hillside with every smooth dancing fun loving friend that we can find. There will be great music, dancing in the street, and plenty of fun. The center of attention during the 10 days of the biggest adult party on the East Coast are the famous SOS lounges -- Fat Harold's, Ducks, Duck's II, the OD Arcade, and the clubs at the OD Beach & Golf Resort.

If you’re a shagging lover and you’re coming to be a part of the Fall Migration and you still need accommodations we have outstanding Grand Strand SC vacation rentals that would be perfect. No matter what your budget is, we've got the perfect rental for you! With hundreds of oceanfront, 2nd and 3rd row, and ocean view vacation homes and condos up and down the Grand Strand, you're sure to find the ideal rental to call home base while you're here shagging away.

Royal Garden Resort, Garden City Beach

A late August vacation is a great time to come to the beach if you want to avoid the crowds. Families with children have returned home to prepare for school that has already started or will be soon. In August we’ll have reached the hottest it will be all summer and begin the incremental change to cooler weather day by day.

Garden City Beach resortIf you need a place to stay you might want to take a look at the stunning Royal Garden Resort on North Waccamaw Drive. It’s a beautiful Garden City Beach resort that offer unbelievable sunrises every day you’re here. This condominium with 2 bedrooms is ideal to use as a winter rental.

If you want to come now or if you want to escape the cold and snow of winters, this Garden City Beach resort has everything you need to be comfortable. There’s ceramic tile throughout, a fully equipped kitchen, and the most perfect view you could possibly imagine. Amenities include an indoor heated pool and hot tub, elevator, dishwasher, non-smoking, off-season monthly rental, TV, and washer/dryer in unit.

South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8. This year’s registration is online or in person at the Convention Center. All spaces are $50.00, regardless of location. Admission to South Carolina’s Largest Garage sale is free.

Sizable Resorts for Your SC Vacation

Resorts have become a trend for vacation accommodations over time and for good reason. A Surfside Beach South Carolina resort can hold a family of any size that are looking for comfortable accommodations close to the action but not too close. Most of the resorts in the area are capable of providing exceptional comfort and luxury that formerly hotels were known for.

Surfside Beach South Carolina resortWhen you stay in a Surfside Beach South Carolina resort you’ll be close to more than 100 championship golf courses, numerous outlet malls, many specialty beach shops, live theater and over 1,800 places to eat. There are lots of activities for the kids to enjoy. With amusement parks and water parks, Ripley’s Museum and miniature golf, they’ll surely never be bored.

If you’re looking for adult things to do, check out the Gold Key Jazz Society Concert. It’s held on August 26, 2012 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn West), 101 Fantasy Harbor Blvd., along the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of Myrtle Beach, off U.S. 501. Donation is $30.

Surfside Beach South Carolina resortDon’t miss the Beach Boogie and BBQ Festival taking place from Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2012 in Myrtle Beach.

2012 Myrtle Beach Southern Living Showcase Home Tour will be held on Friday, Aug 31 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach. The Southern Living Showcase Home, built by Classic of Myrtle Beach, S.C., presents the latest in building products and design ideas. Proceeds from the home tour benefit Hope House of Myrtle Beach and Coastal Animal Rescue.


Great Deal on Garden City Rental

If you’re planning a trip to coastal South Carolina for an end of summer vacation in August we have a great deal on a Garden City Beach vacation rental.

Garden City Beach vacation rentalThis home, “At Last", is almost 2 blocks to the ocean. It’s a unique property featuring a full-sized 4-bedroom home on the 2nd floor and a 1-bedroom unit with full kitchen and living area on the 1st level with separate entrance. Perfect for in-laws or teenagers! For your convenience, a washer & dryer is located on both levels. It's 2 homes in one! For all your outdoor needs, “At Last" has a screened porch, open porch and sundeck! This home also has a built in charcoal grill on screened porch and is pet-friendly. A non-refundable pet fee is required.

If you book a stay in “At Last"  for 6 nights during August you’ll get the 7th night free! This applies to any available week in August 2012 and to new full week bookings only.

Amenities in this Garden City Beach vacation rental include dishwasher, Internet Access, Non-Smoking, Pets Permitted, Screened Porch, TV, VCR, and Washer/Dryer. Property does not have linens. Linen packages are available for rental. A linen package includes 2 bath towels and 1 washcloth for every person that the house accommodates, as well as a bathmat for each bathroom and a set of kitchen towels. Linen orders will be delivered and picked up from your property. Your online reservation will default to complete linen package, however, you may choose to bring your own or add other linens at the time you make your reservation. Departure maid service is included in all rental rates.


We Have Winter Rentals in the Grand Strand

It’s not too early to begin thinking about your escape to the south from the cold winter months. We have a large selection of Grand Strand winter rentals up and down the coastline at discounted off-season rates.

Grand Strand winter rentalsWhether you’re coming for a week, a month, or the entire winter, we have a vast number of Grand Strand winter rentals that would meet your needs. From small 1 bedroom condos to large 6+ bedroom houses, we have you covered.

The winter season is a great time to visit here. You feel like you have the beach to yourself. It’s quieter then – less people, less traffic, wide open sandy beaches. Yet there is still plenty going on in the area and most places are open year round. If you’re a golfer you can use this time on the uncrowded courses to work on your golf game.

The 30th Anniversary Craftsmen's Summer Classic Arts & Crafts Festival is being held Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC. Featuring original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftsmen from across the nation. Visit with the actual artisans as you browse hundreds of booths and discover what goes into the creation of these one-of-a-kind treasures. With items from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical and decorative to funky there’s something for every style, taste and budget.

Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach

For those planning on being here for 2012 Mustang Week Myrtle Beach, we have plenty of Garden City SC beach house rentals available for your stay. If you own a Mustang, or even if you just love the cars, Mustang Week from July 16-22 offers the most unique collection of these cars. Burnout contests, races and car shows are just a few of the events taking place.

Garden City SC beach house rentalsStart off with a meet-n-greet from 12 noon until 4 p.m. at the Palace Theatre on Tuesday, July 17 and then on Wednesday, head over to the Myrtle Beach Speedway for burn-outs and more. Myrtle Beach Autocross, Circle Track Fun Runs and Burn-Out Contents begin with the opening of the gates at 8:30 a.m. Wheels of Destruction Thrill Show at 7:15 p.m. Thursday there will be a meet-n-greet at Hooters in North Myrtle Beach prior to 12 noon then a cruise to Darlington Drag Strip from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Darlington Drag Night is from 3-11 p.m.  Don't miss the 7th Annual Car Show at Myrtle Beach Mall on Friday. Registration from 9-11 a.m. Judging 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday is the southeast’s largest Mustang and SVT Cruise-In held at Colonial Mall from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Car show awards will be at 3 p.m.

Remember, if you need accommodations give Surfside Realty a call about our Garden City SC beach house rentals at 1-800-833-8231.

Super Specials on Garden City Beach Rentals

There are some super specials on Garden City Beach vacation rentals that you can still cash in on if you hurry. There’s a last minute special on Water’s Edge 1006 that will save you $100 off the weekly price for 7/7/12. You can get $50 off the weekly price when you book any available week in July or August 2012. This special price applies to new, full-week reservations only.

Water’s Edge 1006 located on North Waccamaw Drive in Garden City Beach, is in a oceanfront complex with shared indoor and outdoor swimming pools. It has one bedroom with a queen sized bed and two queen sofa beds in the living room. Amenities include an oceanfront pool with sun deck and lounge chairs, indoor/outdoor Jacuzzi, central air and heat, 2 DVDs, 2 TVs, high speed internet, W/D, private balcony and 2 elevators. Enjoy easy access to an oceanfront beach café and mini mart on the property.

Another of our Garden City Beach vacation rentals with special rates going on is Southern Elegance. If you book Southern Elegance now you’ll receive 5% off a stay between 9/29/12-10/9/12, 10/13/12-10/28/12 and 11/28/12-12/31/12. This applies only to new, full-week reservations only.

Southern Elegance is a large oceanfront home with open covered parking and an elevator. This house offers a lot of space with additional living and dining areas, two oceanfront master bedrooms and two wetbars with icemakers and mini refrigerators. The private swimming pool, private beach access and oceanfront decks on both levels are sure to give you a lot of opportunities to relax and enjoy! Additional amenities include 10 flat screen televisions, 2 DVD players and internet access. This is a non-smoking home. Southern Elegance is dog friendly with a non-refundable pet deposit.

Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July

Some of the very best 4th of July fireworks displays can be seen from our oceanfront Surfside Beach SC resort. When you are staying oceanfront you have the choice of spreading a blanket on the sand to watch or enjoying the comfort of watching from the balcony of your rental.

Surfside Beach SC resortThere’s plenty going on in the area for the holiday and whether you stay nearby in your Surfside Beach SC resort or go out and explore the entire Grand Strand area, we promise you’re going to have a blast!

The Independence Day Celebration in Surfside Beach will be held from 6-10 p.m. on 13 North Ocean Blvd. It promises loads of fun for the whole family so check it out.

There will be a Fireworks Display at Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.

In North Myrtle Beach the 19th annual Fireworks Display at the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier will begin at 9:30 p.m. The pier is located at 3500 N. Ocean Blvd. in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach.

Don't miss the Murrells Inlet 29th Annual July 4th Boat Parade & Fireworks Display. Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. (high tide) from Garden City Point. This year's parade theme is "Red, White & View! Inlet-style Tried and True." The parade will head over to the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk and then follow the Murrells Inlet shoreline down to the Hot Fish Club. The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk restaurants will light up the skies on the 4th of July with a spectacular fireworks display. The show, which is shot off from the end of the Veterans Pier, is scheduled to start at 10:00 p.m.


Hot Summer Nights On the Boardwalk

There’s free nightly events going on from now through the end of September on Ocean Boulevard’s new boardwalk in Myrtle Beach. It’s called Ocean Boulevard’s Hot Summer Nights. If you’ve not visited the new boardwalk and skywheel yet, let this be the summer you do! Just a short drive from any of the Garden City Beach beach houses we have available, all of these events are open to the public.

Garden City Beach beach housesOn Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. there’s an amazing drum display called “Whacker Barrel” not to be missed.

The Kid’s Carnival is held on Monday nights in Plyler Park on the new boardwalk. There will be a giant inflatable slide, bounce houses, face painters, stilt walkers and plenty of entertainers.

Enjoy a Live Concert Series on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Just bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy the hottest bands in the area.

The Beach’s Best Fireworks Display is held on Wednesday nights at Plyler Park. Enjoy the spectacular display from the park, the boardwalk or from the beach.

Garden City Beach beach housesNew this year is Dixieland on the Boardwalk on Friday nights as you are serenaded by the strolling Dixieland Band. Get ready to sing along and stomp your feet as you enjoy some of the most inspirational sounds of the South.

If you haven’t found your accommodations yet, just give us a call at 1-800-833-8231 and we’d be happy to show you the Garden City Beach beach houses that we have available.

Come Enjoy Our Beaches and Free Movies

When you’re making reservations for a beach vacation you’re planning for some good old-fashioned family fun and that’s exactly what you’re going to find in Coastal South Carolina. From surf fishing and beach combing to the comfort of our South Carolina vacation rentals, we promise you a great time.

South Carolina vacation rentalsA laid back beach vacation definitely has its rewards both physically and mentally. Bring those books you’ve been meaning to catch up on, just make sure they’re not work-related. Grab beach balls, the Frisbee and the bocce ball set and brings those, too. Steps outside our South Carolina vacation rentals will have you on the beach or on the golf course – your choice.

Enjoy breakfast on the beach to start a new day or spread a blanket, add some tea lights put into seashells, and enjoy a romantic sunset dinner on the beach. Just pay attention to which way the tide is going! Nothing can ruin a picnic like a rogue wave out of the blue.

You’ll love the large variety of vacation rentals that we have to choose from. Check our website! From small to large condos and houses, in all areas of the Grand Strand, and each offering a full range of different amenities. Decide what’s important to you in a rental and we’ll do our best to find that for you.

And while you’re here why not take in the free “Movies Under the Stars” in Myrtle Beach’s Valor Memorial Garden on Farrow Parkway at The Market Common. These free movies are held every Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. through August. Call 839-3500 or visit for more details.

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