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


Let's Get Social: 10 Great Reasons We're So Likable!

When it comes to being social, we’re really good at it! Maybe that’s why we’re so successful in the real estate industry or why so many people have such kind things to say about on Facebook. All we know is that more than 8,000 people can’t be wrong!

Here’s 10 reasons why other’s think we’re so very likable –

Visit Surfside Realty on Facebook1. “I love the beach, the house and this company. I have had nothing but a safe, beautiful place to stay and create memories!”

2. “We have rented Colony III 203 for the past two years, and have had nothing but a pleasant experience. The locals, the area, and the staff at Surfside Realty has made our vacations memorable and relaxing. We know that after a long (13 hour!) drive from CT we can check in and relax in our is always ready and immaculate upon our arrival. We are already looking forward to July 12, 2014!!!! Thank you Surfside Realty!“

3. “My family and I have rented the same condo from Surfside Realty for 7 years in a row now... Absolutely LOVE it!! Just got back 2 weeks ago and ready to go again ♥”

4. “Surfside realty has the best sites for fabulous vacations! We have used their properties for many years. It is a great place every year!”

5. What's your favorite kid-friendly activity in the Surfside Beach area? “Wild Water & Wheels!” “Fishing from the pier!” “Eating ice cream at the pier!”

6. “This is the town where I want to live the rest of my life. We plan to move in the next year. We always vacation here and now we want to come and stay!”

7. “Great company to deal with!”

8. “The best place on earth is at the beach! Surfside Realty is right there for your beachy needs!”

9. “Great place to take your family and not as crowded as other beaches can be!?“

Visit Surfside Realty on Facebook!10. “My daughter and I spent a luxurious week in September at the Sea Mystique condo 401, and I can't say enough good things about it. Perfect location for an unhindered view of the beach, and very peaceful and quiet. Being on the top floor balcony viewing, feeling, and hearing the ocean and salt air felt like it must feel sitting on the edge of heaven. Needless to say, I would highly recommend this place, particularly #401. Clean, spacious, and all necessary amenities. I will definitely be returning to this location every possible opportunity.“

If we can assist you with making your vacation plans please give us a call at 1-800-833-8231 or leave a comment on the Surfside Realty Facebook page!

Activities for Bikers During Bike Week

The 75th Annual Myrtle Beach Bike Week takes place from Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 18 all over the Grand Strand area. Many thousands of motorcycles will descend on Myrtle Beach to enjoy the warm May weather and ride along the coastline. There will be various bike tours from Myrtle Beach to as far south as Charleston.

Myrtle Beach Bike WeekJust south of downtown Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet is just jumping with activities for bikers during this Spring Rally in Myrtle Beach. Live entertainment will be everywhere thanks to all of the vendors, biker bars and live bands. We have affordable rentals available in the Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach areas if you haven’t gotten your accommodations as of yet. Give Surfside Realty a call at 1-800-833-8231 and let us tell you all about our bike friendly rentals.

For those arriving in the area ahead of the rally don’t miss the 16th Annual BurroFest at Burro Loco on Monday, May 5. BurroFest is held this Cinco de Mayo with live music, phenomenal drinks and plenty of fun for everyone. Live music provided by PaperWork, the Josh Brannon Band, Bullfrog, Tastes Like Chicken and the No Limit Duo. There’s a free shuttle from the Coastal Carolina football stadium available to all. Admission is free to this annual event. 

Activities for Bikers During Bike WeekAnother annual event you won’t want to miss is the 9th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival in North Myrtle Beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Home to numerous restaurants, shag clubs, boutiques and plenty more! You won’t want to miss any of their fun-filled festivals and parades. Blue Monday, the Ross Coppley Band and The Surf City Allstars will perform live at the festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. There will also be plenty of arts and crafts, food, a children's area, street entertainment and much, much more. Be sure to bring a chair or a blanket to see the free concerts. 

Kid Friendly Activities at the Beach

Family beach vacations are where memories are made. Hosting a family trip at one of our vacation rentals is a great way to unwind and reconnect with the family. While there?s nothing better than jumping into the waves and building sandcastles with the little ones, there are plenty of other family friendly activities that the Seaside Beach area has to offer.

If you?re looking for a little excitement, spend a day at Family Kingdom, Myrtle Beaches only seaside amusement park. This kid-friendly parks boasts over 35 rides, including roller coasters, Go-Kart tracks, and an ocean front water park. They also have a large picnic area for outdoor events like birthday parties or reunions.

If you have a future marine biologist on your hands, the Ripley?s Aquarium is a great way to spend the afternoon. This massive aquarium houses over 10,000 aquatic animals in a variety of exhibits. Learn about different aquatic species, take a close look at gorgeous tropical fish, and learn something new at their eclectic exhibits. This fun and education outing is certainly on the whole family will enjoy.

Satisfy the sports fans in the family and take in a night at the ball park. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a local minor league baseball team and the games are always packed with family fun! Cheer on the Pelicans alongside their mascot and fans all summer long.

A trip to Myrtle Beach can be quiet and relaxing, or packed with action. All you have to do is get yourself here, and start having fun! If we can help you plan your next family trip to the beach, contact us today!

Get the Most Out of Your Beach Rental











Options for entertainment in Surfside Beach are endless. From golf courses, to shopping centers, to sunny beaches, there are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you've decided to rent a vacation home for your next trip to the beach, there are lots of ways to entertain yourself without even leaving the property! Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of your beach rental.

1.       Pack the essentials. While our homes are outfitted with plenty of amenities, prepare to bring some personal items. Linens are not included in a rental, but we do offer linen rental packages. Think ahead and bring beach towels, coolers, and other sunbathing essentials so that you are as comfortable as can be. Other vacation equipment items, like cribs, bikes, and golf carts are available for rent as well.

2.       Pack some extras. Renting a beach home for your group has plenty of advantages over a hotel room. Comfortable, spacious accommodations allow everyone to congregate and enjoy their vacation together. Consider bringing along a few DVDs for the kids, or even a few board games or a deck of cards for a family game night on the patio. Pool and beach toys are also great items to pack, and you can save time and money by bringing your own rather than purchasing them when you arrive at the beach.

3.       Hit the grocery store. While it’s a great idea to check out some of the area’s fabulous restaurants, don’t forget to stock the fridge with some snacks! Your rental comes with a fully equipped kitchen, and some rentals have outdoor grills. Save some money and bond with the family by having dinner at home. Whip up a few appetizers and enjoy happy hour on the patio after a long day on the beach!

4.       Plan extra activities. While your rental home with have plenty to offer, start thinking about what else your family would like to do and see during their trip to Surfside Beach. Consider planning a shopping day or fishing excursion for a fun family outing. Bring home your fresh catch and throw it on the grill for a meal the family will remember for years to come!

5.       Include the whole family. Think your four-legged friend could use a vacation, too? Browse our pet-friendly vacation homes and find the perfect fit for the whole family. There are plenty of dog parks and dog friendly restaurants in the area so you can include your best friend in the fun!

So if you’re ready to start planning your fun in the sun, we’re here to help! We want to make sure our renters have everything they need to plan memorable vacations for their families. Contact us for more information about our properties, and get ready to relax at the beach!

Blue Bayou Beach Home is Something to Sing About

We have such a great special on one of our vacation homes in Surfside Beach SC that it?s going to make you break out in song! We don?t actually know if this house, Blue Bayou, was named after Linda Ronstadt?s 1977 song but there?s always the possibility that it was. Just as the song says, ?Looking forward to happier times at Blue Bayou.? ? you can count on happier times when 15% Off Weekly Stays at Blue Bayou in Surfside Beachyou stay here from the moment you make your reservations. You'll save 15% off a week?s stay when you arrive March 31, April 13 or 26, or May 3, 10 or 17, 2014 and we think that's something to sing about!The lovely beach vacation home called Blue Bayou is located at 1015 South Dogwood Drive in Surfside Beach and is just a short walk to the beach. It comes with its own private 17' x 13' & 3' to 4' Deep pool,, exterior shower, covered porch and exterior grilling area. Interior amenities include Internet access, 5 flat screen TVs including a 46? TV in the living room, hardwood floors, washer/dryer and a whole lot more. You?ll have the option to have the swimming pool heated for an additional charge if you?d like. We offer a Floor Plan Tour of Blue Bayou on our website for you to fully experience the layout.If you enjoy running or taking part in fundraisers lace up your sneakers on March 29 at 8 a.m. to take part in the 2014 9th Annual Race for the Inlet. You?ll get some early Saturday morning exercise as you run or walk through the marshfront, oak-shaded streets of Murrells Inlet. Race for the Inlet 2014This annual event features a 5K Walk and Run with optional chip timing, an 8K chip-timed Run and an 8K chip-timed walk. Participants run or walk through Murrells Inlet on USATF certified courses. Race timing will be provided by Race Management Systems. This is a fun event suitable for all ages and skill levels so why not come out and join us. All events start and end at Morse Park Landing on Highway 17 Business (next to the Hot Fish Club) in Murrells Inlet. There will be prizes awarded based on chip timings to the overall top male and female 5K and 8K winners and the top male and female 5K and 8K winners in each of the age groups. registration is open. 

Our Sunny Delight Special will Warm Your Soul

When we say this happy house will warm your soul, that’s exactly what we mean! Just lay your eyes on Sunny Delight and you’ll see for yourself — it exudes warmth and happiness! From the moment you walk in the door you'll have a smile on your face. In addition, with the weather warming up our specials are heating up more than ever!

Sunny Delight Free Night SpecialJust to show you how warm it’s getting, if you book 6 nights at Sunny Delight you’ll get the 7th night FREE for any new booking on any available week during the remainder of 2014! We think anyone would agree that’s a pretty great deal. Can you feel yourself warming up?

While those in the northern and Midwest states are still awaiting spring to arrive, we’re already experiencing it here in coastal South Carolina. Winter is hard, especially this year for us down here. We look forward to being able to put our shorts and sandals back on and walk along the beach feeling that warm coastal breeze in our face. Each day it’s getting warmer, the sun is getting hotter. You should really consider coming and experiencing it now before the summer crowds arrive in droves.

Sunny Delight offers easy access to the beachfrontIf you’re in the area now and looking for some local events we have a couple to mention. Come out to the House of Blues on Saturday, March 29, for the 6th Annual Myrtle Beach Beer Fest. They'll have two separate tasting sessions and more than 80 specialty beers to sample. Session #1 will be held from 2-5 p.m. and session #2 will be held from 6-9 p.m. All samples are 4 ounces and tickets are $35/person plus fees for each session. The event will also host live entertainment.

On March 29 you can lace up your sneakers and take part in some early Saturday morning exercise as you run or walk through the marshfront, oak-shaded streets of Murrells Inlet. The 2014 Race for the Inlet begins at 8 a.m. and the public is invited to attend the event. It will feature a 5K Walk and Run with optional chip timing, an 8K chip-timed Run and an 8K chip-timed walk. Come out and support Murrells Inlet, SC. Maybe we’ll see you there!

Special Promotions at Surfside Realty

Spring has officially started, and while the weather may not be cooperating in your neck of the woods, the calendar doesn’t lie! Believe it or not, the summer months are just around the corner and vacation time will be here before you know it. Don’t wait any longer to start planning your beach vacation! Take advantage of some special promotions we are offering at Surfside Realty this month, and give yourself something to look forward to while the last of the snow melts away. Here are some highlights of what money-saving packages we have to offer:

Marshside Inn: New bookings will receive 10% off on any week from May – August of 2014. This third row, 2 bedroom condo is within walking distance from the ocean and is only one block away from the Garden City Pier. Amenities include shared pool/Jacuzzi, dishwasher and microwave, and laundry facilities. Discounted weeks are still available, but they are booking up fast!

New Ebb Tide B: Get 20% off new bookings when you reserve specified dates in April & May. Want to make last minute spring break plans? Looking for a place to celebrate a graduation? This 5 bedroom duplex is the perfect spot for friends and family to gather. Enjoy easy beach access, private swimming pool, and ocean view decks. Reserve your special week now!

7th Heaven: Book anytime between now and June 7th and receive 20% off the weekly advertised rate. This spacious, 7 bedroom home can comfortably accommodate 21 guests. This home is perfect for family reunions, corporate getaways, or large groups of friends to gather and enjoy a week at the beach! The amenities at 7th heaven are extensive. Take advantage of your own private pool, ocean view porches, fully equipped kitchen, and laundry facilities, just to name a few!

Be sure to check back frequently for updated specials and deals. We provide our guests with top quality rental homes at affordable prices so that they are able to enjoy their vacations without stressing out their wallet! Contact us if you have any questions about specials or properties. We’re here to make sure you’re beach vacation is perfect for you and your guests.

Get Out of Your Winter Rut at the Beach

The spring season has officially begun and we?ll be the first to say, it?s about time. Many of us around the country have suffered from an unrelenting winter, and it seemed like warm and sunny weather would never return. We?re happy to report that the vernal equinox is now a few days behind us, and we can officially consider it beach season! If you?re ready to get out of your winter rut, what better place to do it than at the beach? Take advantage of our current specials, and book yourself a week at the beach at a great price. Here are some highlights of the best deals we have to offer:

Calypso Cottage: New bookings will receive 15% off of the advertised weekly rate for special dates in April and May. This 4 bedroom home is steps away from the ocean and just over a mile from the Garden City Pier area. Amenities include private pool, kitchen appliances, outdoor showers, and more. Round up the family for a last minute spring break or summer kick-off vacation, at a great price!

Grey Goose ? Portobello I: Reserve this home during special dates in May and receive a free golf cart rental ? the preferred mode of transportation for the Surfside Beach area. This 4 bedroom home comfortably accommodates 12 people, making it a perfect spot for friends to celebrate the first weeks of summer, or a family to celebrate a graduation. Enjoy ample parking, a private pool, and ocean forward porches.

Portobello III: Like to plan ahead? Get 10% off of weekly rates during the months of October ? December 2014 when you book this 4 bedroom vacation home. Warm weather often lasts well into October in the Carolinas, so go ahead and plan to get the most out of your summer!

Don?t let a lingering winter rut keep you from planning a well-deserved vacation. Give yourself and your family something to look forward to this year! See our other current specials here, and be sure to check back frequently, as we add new deals often. We at Seaside Rentals want to provide you with quality rental homes at affordable prices, so you can enjoy a memorable trip to the beach without breaking the bank. We hope to see you at the beach soon!