Best Beach Vacation Rentals for Families

With winter in full swing, you and your family are probably ready to bask in the sun, feel the warm ocean breeze and relax! A visit to Surfside Beach can do just the trick! Here are three of the best beach vacation rentals for families:     

 

Blessed Hope

Blessed Hope is just steps from the beach and features so many amenities your family will feel like their living in luxury! Three of the bedrooms feature a king bed perfect for the adults while two of the bedrooms are home to bunk beds which is always a favorite among the kids. You’ll also find that the living room is spacious enough for everyone to sprawl out and lounge and the private pool is an inviting retreat after a day playing in the sand.



Hide-N-Sea

Hide-N-Sea is an oceanfront rental that will make your family’s beach vacation exceptional! With 5 bedrooms, two of which are oceanfront master bedrooms, everyone in the family can enjoy their space during their stay. You’ll also get to enjoy your own beach access and a private pool. When the sun and sand become too much the covered deck overlooking the beach becomes a relaxing escape.

 

Portofino III 313B

Portofino III 313B is an oceanfront rental located in a complex of individual homes. Because it’s located in a complex, you’ll have access to a community pool and you’ll likely get to socialize with others staying in area. This is an added bonus if you have kids that will love playing with other kids at the pool! On top spending your time in the pool and at the beach, the rental is also located beside Shoreline Water Sports which offers banana boat rides and jet ski rentals makes for a great day activity with the family.




Family beach vacations are a great way to bring everyone together and make some amazing memories that will last a lifetime. Whatever your vacation rental needs are, Surfside Realty is here to help!

 

Vacationing With Kids in Myrtle Beach

Family vacations to the beach are a wonderful way to create cherished memories that will last for a lifetime! But traveling and vacationing with children can be stressful and overwhelming if you’re not prepared. Follow our tips on how to successfully vacation with kids in order to ensure that your family vacation is successful and fun for everyone!

Plan for Kid-Friendly Activities 

Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach are both extremely family-friendly, so there are a number of kid friendly attractions and activities that are sure to please everyone in the family, young and old! Some great ideas: riding the Skywheel, zip line, or Broadway Grand Prix adventure.

Do Your Research for Kid-Friendly Restaurants

The Grand Strand has no shortage of great restaurants, but not all of them are kid-friendly. Before you set off on your vacation, do some research on a few restaurants you’re interested in trying. Have your kids look at the menus beforehand so you know that they’ll find something on the menu they’d like to eat (to avoid any meltdowns in the restaurant later).

Prepare a Rainy-Day Survival Plan, Just in Case

While we all hope for the perfect, sunny vacation when we head to the beach, sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas. Put together a list of indoor activities—like museums, movie theaters, or other kid-friendly places—as possible activities for when you’d otherwise be stuck inside because of the rain. Also plan to bring some board games, coloring books and crayons, and DVDs to help pass the time at your vacation home for a cheap rainy day activity.

Surfside Realty has a number of kid-friendly vacation rentals your family is sure to love! Browse our website or call us to start planning your fall vacation!

10 Things To Do in Myrtle Beach

When you think about a beach vacation, you probably imagine hours laying under the hot sun, swimming in the blue water, or building sandcastles on the shore, which are all awesome ways to spend a vacation.  But Myrtle Beach has so much more to offer than just the beach! So whether it’s rain, sunburn, or boredom keeping you off of the beach, there’s plenty to do during your stay in Myrtle Beach!

  1. Myrtle Beach Safari
    Perfect for kids and adults of all ages, The Myrtle Beach Safari lets you experience what it would be like to go on an African Safari without ever leaving the state!
  2. Brookgreen Gardens
    Touring the sculpture garden and wildlife preserve that is Brookgreen Gardens is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Don’t forget your camera, because you’ll definitely want to take lots of pictures!
  3. Myrtle Beach Pelicans
    Myrtle Beach’s own minor league baseball team is the farm team for the Texas Rangers. TicketReturn.com field is also very family friendly and features innovative and unique concessions like the Monster Dog, a ½ pound hot dog with 15 toppings!
  4. Golf
    The Myrtle Beach area is home to over 90 public and semi-private golf courses that are ready and waiting for you to get your golf on. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is choosing which one to tee off at!
  5. Mini Golf
    No trip to Myrtle Beach is complete without a round of mini golf with the family! There are tons of courses to choose from, with different themes and obstacles that are sure to enthrall everyone in your family.
  6. The Market Common
    The Market Common is known for being one of the best places to shop and dine in the area. But they also feature a number of free events throughout the year, like the Farmers Market, live music concerts, and “Movies Under The Stars,” to name a few!
  7. Magiquest
    The perfect place for kids and adults to unleash their inner nerd, letting their imagination run wild. When you first arrive, you’re given a magic wand and clues for completing quests. It’s a very popular attraction, so try to avoid going on rainy days if you don’t like crowds.
  8. Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
    If you’re a fan of contemporary visual art, then you’ll definitely enjoy perusing the 10 galleries featuring local southern artists at the Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. Best of all, admission is free! 
  9. Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel
    As long as you’re not afraid of heights, the Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel is a great attraction for the whole family, offering beautiful views of the beach and the surrounding area on the boardwalk. 
  10. Medieval Times
    This one is kind of cheesy, but we admit it’s our guilty pleasure. Who doesn’t love the chance to eat a giant turkey leg and beat on the table with a mug to cheer on your favorite knight! It’s like a real-life Game of Thrones (but without all the violence and adult content). 

What are your favorite Myrtle Beach attractions? Contact us today to start planning your Myrtle Beach vacation!

 

Beach House Cooking: Perfect Summer Recipes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renting a vacation home offers a number of benefits to travelers. One of the best things about our beach homes is their fully equipped kitchens! You can save some money by preparing tasty family dinners right in your own rental home, with fresh, local ingredients! Here are some of our favorite beach-themed recipes for you to try out on your next trip:

Mahi Mahi Tacos: If you’ve ever eaten freshly-caught fish, you know there is nothing tastier. Take a fishing excursion while on your beach vacation and bring home the catch of the day for dinner! When made with fresh fish, these mahi mahi tacos will be the culinary highlight of your vacation.  

·         4 mahi mahi filets, grilled and flaked

·         Flour tortillas

·         Canola oil

·         Fresh pineapple chunks

·         Citrus vinaigrette

o   ¾ cup orange juice

o   ¼ cup lime juice

o   1 cup fresh cilantro

o   1 cup fresh basil

o   1 tsp salt & pepper

o   1 tbs honey

o   ½ cup canola oil

§  Mix well in a blender or food processor and drizzle over tacos.

·         Reb Cabbage Slaw

o   ¼ cup rice vinegar

o   1 tbs sugar

o   2 tbs canola oil

o   ½ head red cabbage, shredded

o   1 cup shredded carrot

o   ¼ cup chopped cilantro

o   Salt & pepper

§  Mix in a bowl and top tacos with slaw.

·         Tomato and Avocado Salsa

o   4 plum tomatoes, chopped

o   2 avocados, diced

o   ½ small red onion finely chopped

o   1 serrano chile, finely diced

o   1-2 juiced limes

o   2 tbs canola oil

o   1-2 tsp honey

o   3 tbs chopped cilantro

§  Mix in a bowl and top as desired

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers: If your rental home comes with a grill, these yummy teriyaki turkey burgers are a great spin on the classic. All you need is a bag of burger buns and your favorite toppings, and you’re all set!

·         1 can pineapple slices

·         ½ cup teriyaki sauce

·         2 pounds ground turkey

·         1 tsp fresh grated ginger

·         ½ cup panko break crumbs

·         Salt & pepper

·         Monterey Jack cheese

·         Lettuce, tomato, onion as desired

·         Burger buns

o   Drain pineapple slices and reserve juice. Mix ½ cup pineapple juice with teriyaki sauce. In a large bowl, mix ¼ cup teriyaki mixture, ground turkey, ginger, and bread crumbs, season with salt and pepper. Form into 8 patties and grill, brushing the patties with the remaining teriyaki mixture while they cook. Top with cheese, pineapple slice, and any other desired toppings, serve and enjoy!

Spiked Pomegranate Lemonade: A patio-dinner at the beach isn’t complete without a yummy and refreshing cocktail. We love this one for its fabulous summery taste, and it can be made in a pitcher for easy refills. For a kid-friendly version, just leave out the booze, top with fruit, and don’t mix up your glasses!

                For one drink:

·         1.5 oz. red berry vodka (we recommend Ciroc)

·         1 oz. lemonade

·         0.5 oz. pomegranate juice

·         0.5 oz. lemoncello

·         0.5 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar & water, boiled and cooled)

Garnish with a lemon twist, strawberry slices, or a spritz of lime!

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.

Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

Myrtle Beach is one of most desired and famous beach destinations in the United States.  You can explore some of their 60 miles of clean beaches and endless entertainment.  You can enjoy peaceful walks on the beach from your Myrtle Beach vacation rentals.  These rentals are located in the heart of the Grand Strand and provide endless adventures in your back yard.  You can enjoy your mornings drinking coffee and watching the sunrise.

Myrtle Beach vacation rentals are a great way to enjoy the Grand Strand and all of its treasures.  You can enjoy affordable luxury rentals anywhere on the coast.  They offer vacation rentals that sit oceanfront, beach view, second row, inland, and anywhere else you can think of.  You can enjoy first class amenities that include pools, privacy, hot tubs, TV's, Internet, and everything else that makes you feel at home. 

Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

Myrtle Beach is a vacationer's dream and the competitions nightmare.  It has become one of America's top vacation destinations because it offers clean pristine beaches, warm weather, unlimited activities, first class amenities and accommodations.  It's combination of family friendly atmosphere and beaches make this a great vacation for any family.  A great way to enjoy this paradise is in Myrtle Beach vacation rentals.

Myrtle Beach vacation rentals are a great option for any family whether you're a family of 4 or a large group of 12.  These are usually cheaper than hotels and much more spacious for guests.  You can find rentals all over the coast from oceanfront to just a short walk away.  Some amenities they offer are pools, hot tubs, walkways to the beach, covered decks, kitchens, Internet, washer, dryer, and so much more!