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 www.marketcommonmb.com for more details.
 

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 www.surfridergrandstrand.org.
 

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.
 

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