Easy Recipes for Your Surfside Beach Vacation

One of the many perks of renting a beach vacation home is the full kitchen that comes along with it. Going out every night during vacation can become very costly, very quickly. Having a full kitchen helps cut down on restaurant costs and offers a way for the whole family to dine comfortable together. Here are three easy recipes for your Surfside Beach vacation.Spaghetti & MeatballsIf you can boil water you?re already halfway done cooking this dinner! This dish is already a staple in nearly every home in America so why not bring it with you to the beach? All of the ingredients can be found at a local grocery store. The main focus is on the gravy and meatballs.Here?s a mouthwatering Italian Meatballs recipe that?s perfect for topping any pasta of your choosing.

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TacosTacos are quick, easy and delicious! You can also offer different meat fillers like beef, turkey or chicken so that everyone gets to choose exactly what they like. Not to mention, the kids will love building their own tacos. Here?s a taco recipe that you can whip up in just 15 minutes.

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 Grill out Many of our vacation rentals come equipped with an outdoor grill which means you can enjoy your favorite ribs, hotdogs and burgers even while you?re on vacation. With so many delicious recipes for grilling out, you?re likely to find yourself grilling out multiple nights during your vacation. Here are some quick and easy recipes that you can grill up for the family.

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What are your favorite quick and easy meals for vacation?

10 Popular Activities in Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach has become one of the top destinations in the U.S. for family vacations and enjoying a little fun in the sun. When planning your next vacation, keep in mind these top 10 popular activities to do in Myrtle Beach, SC.1. Stroll around Broadway at the Beach.Broadway at the Beach offers some great shopping, dining, entertainment and attractions making it the perfect spot for everyone in the family to enjoy.2. Dine at a waterfront restaurant.While in Myrtle Beach, dining at a few waterfront restaurants is a must. To get the best view and seating, make reservations in advance for sunset. We recommend checking out The Gulfstream Cafe, Sea Captain?s House and Filet?s on the Water.3. Late night mini golf.During peak months, many of Myrtle Beach?s attractions stay open late which means you?ll still find families playing mini golf even at 10pm.4. Play some arcade games.A little fun, friendly competition is a great way to end the day and arcades offer a little something for everyone. We recommend stopping by the Garden City Pavilion and the Fun Plaza Arcade.5. Walk along Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk.There?s nothing like joining the crowds of people walking along Ocean Boulevard or the Boardwalk. Ice cream, candy, attractions and unique gift shops await!6. Take a ride on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel.Seeing the ocean from high atop the Myrtle Beach Skywheel is a sight you won?t easily forget. It?s a must-do activity on any Myrtle Beach trip.7. Spend a day at a water park.Water parks are a great break from the beach while still offering a respite from the heat. There are quite a few water parks spread throughout Myrtle Beach so it?s not hard to find one that?s perfect for your family!8. Go ziplining.Ziplining may seem like something you can only do in far off, exotic places, but Myrtle Beach actually has a few different zipline companies that let you see the area from a different perspective. For example, Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure offers zipline adventures through the treetops of North Myrtle Beach while Soar + Explore Zip Line & Rope Course lets your drift high above Broadway at the Beach and Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures lets you fly through the sky just feet from the beach.9. See a variety show.Myrtle Beach is scattered with some great theatres that offer family friendly variety shows. We recommend checking out Alabama Theatre and Legends in Concert.10. Take a sunset beach walk.While spending the day at the beach is one of the most popular activities to do when visiting Myrtle Beach, don?t just pack up when you the sun starts to go down. Stay a little longer, walk the beach and take in the amazing sky as the sunsets. It will be a memory that will last a lifetime!Ready to plan your Myrtle Beach vacation? View our listings to book your perfect beach rental.

Canadian-American Days Festival Coming Soon to Myrtle Beach

 The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 56th annual Canadian-American Days Festival with a huge number of events from March 11-19, 2017. Thousands of our northern friends from Canada flock to our beautiful beaches for the fun celebrations that only take place at this time. When you?re ready to book your accommodations check out our affordable yet luxurious festival vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach.Canadian-American Days Festival Coming to Myrtle BeachFollowing are just some of what?s taking place during the Can-Am Days, as they?re often called.On Wednesday, March 15, hop aboard the Conway Shuttle that departs the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Conway shuttle is free and returns to the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Reservations for the shuttle service are suggested, but not required. On Thursday, March 16, visitors are invited to take the short drive to Conway for a full day of activities. Download the complete schedule at ConwayAlive.com. On Sunday, March 19, the Festive Brass of Myrtle Beach will hold their annual Can-Am Concert beginning at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 9th Ave., North, Myrtle Beach. There will be a free will offering. For more information, call Kema Faulk at (843) 916-7276.Can-Am Days offers plenty of coupon deals for area attractions, too. Great deals like the following with a Canadian I.D. and more to follow!50% off NASCAR drives at Myrtle Beach Speedway50% off at all 5 Ripley?s Myrtle Beach attractions during Can-Am Days30% off any WonderWorks or Soar+Explore Combo ticket$15 tickets for Time Warp with the purchase of Carolina Opry tickets2-Round Savings on Waccamaw Golf Trail as low as $80 per golfer$2 off Access Pass to Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment CenterFree Perks Book worth hundreds in savingsSave on tickets for Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball

What to Think About When Planning a Spring Break Beach Vacation

Spring is just a few weeks away and soon tourists will flock to the beach to soak up the sun and relax by the ocean. So, if you?re ready to escape winter and wanting to spend your spring break in Myrtle Beach, it?s time to start planning! Here?s what to think about when planning a Spring Break beach vacation.

Who?s going?

You?ll want a set number of who will be joining you on the trip because this is essential to deciding where to stay. If you?re joined by just a few friends, a hotel room might suffice. However, if you?re going with a larger group a beach rental is the best option. Additionally, with a large group you?ll want to check to see if everyone is comfortable sharing a room or if some in your group would prefer their own room. Pro tip: use our advanced search option to view rentals around Myrtle Beach, SC with the exact number of bedrooms you need.

Are you bringing your pets?

If you have pets, you may be considering bringing them with you. This could be fun, but it could also end up making you have to alter your plans. For example, your dog won?t be able to stay alone for long which means you?ll either have to enjoy only the activities that your dog can enjoy too or you?ll have to plan your day around going back to your rental to walk and play with your dog. Pro tip: if you decide to take your dog with you, use our search by amenities option to view pet-friendly rentals near Myrtle Beach.

Will you be driving or flying?

If you?re flying, you may prefer to save on the cost of a rental car by staying in a central location that will allow you to walk to nearby activities, restaurants and shops. If you?re driving, this can offer you more options as far as location and ultimately, by not being in the town?s central hotspot, you can save a small amount of money on your rental or hotel.

Do you want to save money by staying somewhere off the beach or are you comfortable with splurging in order to be oceanfront?

You can truly save a good amount of money by staying in a rental that?s just off of the beach, so if you?re trying to plan a Myrtle Beach spring break vacation on a budget this is your best option. If you?re not concerned with your budget and are more concerned with spending spring break with the ocean just outside your backdoor, spend a little extra for an oceanfront rental.Pro tip: you can use our advanced search option to find rentals that are located oceanfront as well as those that are a few rows away, but still just a walk to the beach. These are just a few of the of the top things to consider when planning a spring break vacation, but the number one priority is simply planning early! Waiting until the last minute will leave you stressed and paying far more for far less. If you?re struggling to decide which beach rental home is right for you or if you?re trying to decide if a beach rental is even best for you, give us a call at:843.839.0099

Spending Valentine's Day at Surfside Beach

That very special time of year is quickly approaching where romance fills the air and couples daydream about how to spend their special day. For those that want to do something extra special for their significant other this Valentine?s Day, why not spend Valentine?s Day at Surfside Beach SC. Let this be the year you really extend yourself and surprise your valentine by spending the weekend in one of our oceanfront vacation rentals along the South Carolina coast. 

Where to Stay

The first thing you will need to do when making plans for a romantic beach vacation is to book your oceanfront vacation rentals from Seaside Rentals early. That way you?ll have the ideal spot to spend your holiday. Peruse the amenities that each property offers and think about how they may benefit you on this romantic holiday vacation.

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Romantic Ideas

As the day approaches consider how to add to the specialness of the day. Picture a candlelit dinner on the beach or make a dinner from scratch in your own well-equipped kitchen that has everything you?ll need. How about a leisurely breakfast together while watching the sunrise. Slow dancing on the beach under the stars with your favorite tunes playing from your phone are memories neither one of you will soon forget. And don?t forget the bouquet of flowers!

Spending Valentine's Day at Surfside Beach

Valentine?s Day Accommodations

Our Valentine?s Day accommodations are nicely furnished with your comfort in mind. They come beautifully decorated with beach decor. All are complete with laundry and well-equipped kitchens and dining areas.Go ahead and start making those plans for a romantic Valentine?s Day vacation away to South Carolina. Then plan on enjoying each other rather than getting caught up in all the commercialism of this romantic holiday.If you have any questions about our oceanfront vacation rentals please just give Seaside Rentals a call at 866-252-9930. We look forward to hearing from you soon!   

Best Beach Vacation Rentals for Groups of Friends

Spring is just around the corner and after the winter months, nothing sounds more enticing than a warm sea breeze and a day relaxing under the sun especially when you can do that relaxing with a few of your closest friends. If you?re ready to take a break from the hustle and bustle, here are the some of best beach vacation rentals for groups of friends. 

Portofino III 311B - Surfside Beach, SC

This rental has 4 bedrooms including 2 double beds, 3 queen beds and 1 king bed. Ultimately, the rental can accommodate 14 people making it easy for your group of friends to rent the home. Additionally, the rental is oceanfront and has a TV in every bedroom.

Blue Bayou - Surfside Beach, SC

With 4 bedrooms and a sleeper sofa in the living room, this rental sleeps 12 guests comfortably and not only will you be able to relax at the beach, you?ll also be able to take a swim in your own private pool. The rental also includes an outdoor deck and exterior grill which means you can enjoy the ocean breeze while grilling up some hotdogs or burgers!

 

New Beginnings - Garden City Beach, SC

New Beginnings is a 5 bedroom rental with only one bedroom that holds 2 beds. This means it?s possible for a small group of friends to enjoy the rental in their own room. However, the rental is still capable of accommodating 10 guests comfortably. In addition, you?ll find that you?ll thoroughly enjoy having you own beach access and for chillier nights, take a dip in your own private hot tub overlooking the ocean!

The Bellagio - Myrtle Beach, SC

If your group of friends is eager to splurge for a beach rental that will give everyone their own bedroom, The Bellagio is your go-to rental. With 7 bedrooms, no one will be left bunking together. There are also 7 bathrooms which means no one will have to share a bathroom either! But, you won?t just be in awe that everyone gets their own bedroom and bathroom, you?ll also be left speechless by the amazing beach view from the back deck and the private pool nestled under palm trees in the backyard.

 Whether you?re looking for an ocean front rental or a second row home with a private pool, Seaside Rentals offers beach vacation rentals for groups of friends tailored to everyone?s needs.

Beach Activities for Cold Weather

3-things-to-do-at-the-beach-when-its-coldBeach time is always a great time, even when it?s chilly, and there are plenty of beach activities for cold weather. If the temperatures have dropped, but you?re still wanting to book that oceanfront rental for a family beach trip, don?t worry. Even with colder temps, here are three activity ideas your whole family will enjoy:Inside Game TournamentBefore leaving for your trip to the beach, pack all of your favorite board games and card games.  Then, head to your local discount store and buy some bags of candy and anything else that can be handed out as a prize. Once you?ve reached your destination, use any downtime to play some games tournament style. If you?ve got a large family, divide into teams. Tally the winners of each game and at the end of the trip crown the winner with the prizes you bought!Hot Chocolate and Cookie NightStaying in a beach rental gives you the luxury of a full kitchen. Use it to your advantage! Make some hot chocolate filled with marshmallows and whip cream then throw some cookies in the oven that you can decorate with icing, sprinkles and anything else your hearts desire. Once you?ve got your hot chocolate and warm cookies in hand, head out to the porch with some blankets and do some star-gazing.christmas-cookies-553457_1280Hot Soup PicnicOnce again, take advantage of that full kitchen. Make some of your kids favorite hot soup, then head out to the beach for a picnic. Once you?re done with the soup, add a football or soccer ball to the mix for a fun family sports tournament. The soup and the running around is sure to heat you up in no time!No matter what time of year it is, the beach is always a great place to create lasting family memories. Check out some of our awesome family-friendly beach rentals and make your dream beach vacation come true!

4 Reasons to Rent a Beach House for Your Next Beach Vacation

4-reasons-to-rent-a-vacation-home-for-your-next-beach-vacationBeach vacations are always a blast. Sand, sun and family time. What could be better? Booking a beach rental can upgrade your beach vacation from an 8 to an outstanding 10!

Sometimes the beach can tire you out, especially if you have children.
Spend too much time at the beach during the day and you just might find that the sun can become overbearing and the sand can become a nuisance. Having a beach rental can solve all of this!Instead of spending hours upon hours at the beach, you can spread it out and go periodically throughout the day. This means you can go to the beach for a few hours in the morning, walk the rental for lunch, relax, head back out and then finish the day floating the pool!screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-9-54-52-am
Everyone gets their own space.
Having a beach rental also means everyone can have their own space which is especially great for babies and kids. Family time is great, but sometimes everyone needs a little time to do their own thing whether this is read a book, watch TV or play. This keeps moods in check and makes family time that much better!
Cut down on meal expenses.
If you have a large family, going out to eat during vacation can become expensive. Utilizing a beach rental means you have a full kitchen that you can utilize for breakfast, lunch and dinner, cutting vacation costs tremendously.
Enjoy your vacation as a family without the noisy distractions.
Beach vacations aren?t just for families which means in typical hotel scenarios, you can find yourself surrounded by college kids in the pool or noisy groups that make getting a good night?s sleep impossible. By getting a beach rental, you cut down on the distractions and spend more time fully enjoying your vacation as a family.surfside-beach-14Make your beach vacation the best one yet and book your family a beach rental. If you have questions about which rental is best for you, reach out to our staff--we?d love to help you find the perfect fit!

3 Mini Golf Courses To Visit In Myrtle Beach

3-mini-golf-places-to-visit-in-myrtle-beach-2Mini Golf is a great activity that allows the whole family to have fun. While on your Myrtle Beach vacation, check out one of these awesome Mini Golf destinations. Cancun Lagoon Miniature GolfThis course offers mini golfers the opportunity to choose between 2 courses: 1 outdoor and 1 indoor. The outside course features Mayan themed decor, while the inside course runs within the huge replica Mayan pyramid that the course is known for. Your kids (and yourself) will love it.

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Prices:Adult (1 round, 1 18 hole course) - $9.50Child (1 round, 1 18 hole course) - $8.00The course hours vary by season so check out their website for exact times. Printable coupons can also usually be found on their site, so be sure to visit them online before going to the course. Molten MountainLike Cancun Lagoon, Molten Mountain also offers both an indoor and outdoor course (probably because both courses were designed by and owned by the same person!). The courses at Molten Mountain follow a more tropical theme with the outside course meandering along the base of a volcano and the indoor course winding its way through the inside of the volcano.

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Bonus: The volcano erupts with ?fire? and steam every 30 minutes leaving younger kids in awe.Prices:Adult (1 round, 1 18 hole course) - $9.50Child (1 round, 1 18 hole course) - $8.00The courses hours vary by season so check out their website for exact times. Molten Mountain also has the same coupons as Cancun Lagoon, so check out their site before heading to the course. Captain Hook?s Adventure GolfThis course is great for the whole family, but with a Peter Pan theme, it?s especially great for younger children who are able to identify characters as they make their way through the course.

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Prices:General Admission 11 years old and up (after 6pm): $10General Admission 11 years old and up (before 6pm): $9Child 4-10 years old (after 6pm): $9Child 4-10 years old (before 6pm): $8Tickets can be bought on their website or at the course. Hours are based on the season, so view their website for more details.Myrtle Beach is full of family friendly activities. You?ll find numerous mini golf courses throughout the area and you?ll love the quality time you get to spend with your family.Seaside Rentals would love to help you book your next Myrtle Beach family vacation!

Sunscreen Dos and Don'ts

When it comes to a person?s beach bag, everyone has a different idea of what should go inside: books, music, snacks?the list is endless. But one thing we should all be sure to have in our beach bags is sunscreen! We?ve all heard for years the importance of using sunscreen to protect us from sunburn and skin cancer, but simply slathering up isn?t enough to keep you protected from the sun.sunscreen-dos-and-dontsFollow these sunscreen dos and don?ts to keep your skin protected!

DO

Apply and reapply often! The recommended reapplication timeline is every 2 hours when you?re in the sun. If you spend a lot of time in the water and aren?t using waterproof sunscreen, you might want to reapply more often!Use hats, shirts, cover ups, umbrellas, and more to keep you out of the sun as much as possibleApply sunscreen even on a cloudy or cold day. You can still get burned even if it?s cloudy, and the temperature of the day has nothing to do with the sun?s ability to burn your skin!Use a sunscreen that protects from both UVA and UVB rays

DON?T

Rely on your makeup?s built in SPF to be enough to keep you safe. You?re likely not applying enough or reapplying often enough for makeup to be an effective sunblock.Assume that because you have darker skin you?re immune to the sun?s ability to burn you.Apply sunscreen to your infant without first consulting a pediatricianWaste money on SPFs higher than 50, as there?s no evidence to support that SPFs higher than 50 are any more effective at protecting you from the sun.Looking to plan a vacation to the beach? DO use the best vacation rental company on the Grand Strand, Seaside Rentals!