5 Kid-Friendly Summer Snacks

Surfside Beach is an incredibly affordable place for your family vacation, but we know that the cost of food is one that can add up quickly when you’re staying for a week. If you’re renting a vacation house with Surfside Realty, kitchens are a huge perk. Here are a few snacks that are healthier than a bag of chips and easy to whip up that will keep the kids happy: 

Celery, peanut butter and raisins

You might recall, but this snack was called “ants on a log” when you were a kid. But it packs a protein punch with the peanut butter and is delicious. Not to mention, it’s easy to execute in the morning before everyone gets going.


Your children may not love avocados, but most kids love the tangy taste of guacamole. All you need is a few limes, tomatoes, avocados, red onion and cilantro and presto! You’ve got a healthy dip that everyone will love! 

Sausage cheese muffins

These are easily transportable to the beach and will keep them full between meals. Grab the easy recipe here.


These easy tortilla roll-ups look impressive, but they’re easily. Cream cheese, salsa and cheese are delicious together and will also work as a vegetarian option.

Ham & cheese sliders

Sliders are perfect for little kids’ hands. Add a little mustard or dijon, your ham and cheeses of choice and voila! Insta-snack!

You Can Save a Bundle on Early Season Vacations

Those looking to enjoy an early season vacation can take advantage of many great specials at this time of the year. One of the best deals going on our Garden City Beach vacation rentals is the huge savings you’ll get when you stay at The Majestic Dream. This oceanfront house provides 8 bedrooms and 7-1/2 baths to comfortably accommodate up to 20 people! Receive 30% off on February arrivals and 25% off on arrivals from March 2-30, 2013. That’s a phenomenal savings that applies only to new full week reservations.

Garden City Beach vacation rentalsAll of our Garden City Beach vacation rentals each offers it’s own special amenities and come fully furnished and decorated in beach décor. This home boasts an oceanfront master bedroom with Jacuzzi tub and a sitting area on the second floor. You are sure to enjoy the private swimming pool (heated at an additional charge) and hot tub, oceanfront covered porches and a private walkway to the beach. Other amenities include internet access, 11 televisions and 3 DVD players and washer/dryer. Departure maid service is also included.

A few of the local events taking place over the next week include the following. The Myrtle Beach Home Show will be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from Feb. 22-24.

The 5th Annual Shuckin’ On The Strand Oyster Roast takes place at the Hot Fish Club in Murrells Inlet on Feb. 23! If you’re an oyster lover don’t miss this event that starts at 4 p.m.

The Winter Parrot Head Festival will be held in Little River at La Belle Amie Vineyard on Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon until 5 p.m.


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.

Garden City Beach vacation rentals

Garden City Beach vacation rentalsSpecial! Book Shark Shak on North Waccamaw Drive now for any available week in July and receive 20% off the weekly advertised rate! (Special applies to new reservations only.) Just one of our many Garden City Beach vacation rentals currently with special deals going on.

This beautiful property was built in 2006 so it's still brand new. Side A of a second row duplex, it has a private swimming pool. There's a pool side bar and refrigerator which sounds like the makings for a party. This non-smoking home is 3200 sf. A full equipped kitchen includes tons of appliances and dishes. Handicap elevator. This home accommodates 20 with it's 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths.

A great option for families or groups looking for a memorable vacation at the beach, we have other Garden City Beach vacation rentals big enough to hold your group. The rentals offer great views of the ocean, winding creeks, and marshlands which add to the tranquil feeling. Come browse our many rentals that sit oceanfront to third row, and anywhere in between.

Garden City Beach Condo Rentals

A serene and inviting presence awaits you in beautiful Garden City Beach. Situated between Murrells Inlet to the south and Surfside Beach to the north we have private beaches, few tourists and great restaurants. We’re close to all the amenities that Myrtle Beach has to offer -- live entertainment, fine dining, golf, shopping, thrill rides -- and yet we’re set apart from the crowd.
Time slows down when you come to the beach. You move at your own pace.  When Surfside Realty finds you Garden City Beach Condo Rentals you are assured your needs will be provided for. Contact us today so we can work with you to find a condo rental that will suit the needs of you and your family.
Garden City Beach Condo Rentals

Garden City Beach Vacation Rentals

If you've been looking forward to a peaceful vacation in South Carolina without the chaos and noise of large resort areas, then Garden City Beach is right for you.  It provides that peace of mind you've been looking for while just minutes away from Myrtle Beach and its endless entertainment and activities.  A great way to enjoy this tranquil destination is checking out their Garden City Beach vacation rentals along the beautiful coast.

Garden City Beach vacation rentals are a great option for families or groups looking for a memorable vacation at the beach.  The area offer great views of the ocean, winding creeks, and marshlands which add to the tranquil feeling.  You can browse many beach houses and condos that sit oceanfront, second row, third row, ocean view, and anywhere in between.  Soma activities you can partake in are pier fishing, surfing, night clubs, amusement parks, and more!