Going to the Beach with Pets

One of the best things about renting a beach house from Seaside Rentals is that many of our properties are dog-friendly! But if you plan on bringing man?s best friend with you to the beach, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you hit the sand.dogs-on-beach

Check the Rules for Dogs on the Beach

Horry County (Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach) May 1 - Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10 am and after 5 pm. From Labor Day - April 30 each year, dogs are allowed on the beach at any time of day. At all times when dogs are allowed on the beach, they must be on a leash and dog owners must pick up and properly dispose of the droppings.

Make Sure Your Dog Can Swim

Don?t automatically assume your dog is a swimmer. Test out how they do in water by letting them test the waters in a shallow area. Give your pup time to acclimate, and consider letting them practice their swimming technique in a dog-friendly pool or shallow lake. Invest in a doggy life jacket for extra safety.

Bring Fresh Water and Shade

Prevent your dog from drinking saltwater by ensuring they have plenty of freshwater available to drink. Just like children, dogs need plenty of access to shade so that they don?t overheat, so grab an umbrella!

Grab the Pet Sunscreen

Many people assume that dogs are immune to sunburns because of their fur, but that isn?t the case. Purchase dog-friendly sunscreen and apply regularly if you?re spending a lot of time under the sun!

Post-Beach Showers

After letting your dog play in saltwater, be sure you rinse them off thoroughly so they don?t ingest salt from licking themselves.Contact Seaside Rentals today to learn more about renting dog-friendly properties in Myrtle Beach.

Best Restaurants in Garden City Beach, SC

Spending all day out on the beach can really cause you to work up an appetite! Here are our picks for the best restaurants in Garden City Beach, SC so you can refuel and get back out on the water!Garden-City-Beach-Restaurants

Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake Co

Perfect for a quick and filling lunch, the Grilled Cheese & Crab Cake Co?s name speaks for itself! Try the crab melt (like a tuna melt, but with cab), a classic grilled cheese (or add lobster if you?re feeling adventurous), or fried oysters. The space is small and they tend to get busy, to plan on taking your food to go!

Gulfstream Café

Gulfstream Café offers upscale American classics and seafood and impeccable service with amazing views of the sunset. We recommend trying the jumbo lump crab cakes, oysters Rockefeller, or some of their southern fried seafood.

Conch Café

Seafood lovers, rejoice because Conch Café will definitely satisfy your craving to fresh seafood! Taste a little bit of the Caribbean with their namesake conch fritters, or go for fish tacos if you?re looking for a more classic combination of flavors. They also have a great happy hour and gorgeous ocean views, so plan to hang out for a while!

Eggs Up Grill

For a true Southern breakfast experience, head to Eggs Up Grill! Some of our favorites include the Western omelet, corned beef hash, and their bananas foster French toast (if you have a sweet tooth!). If you come on a Saturday or Sunday morning, be prepared to wait, because it?s a popular brunch location!

Pacino?s Mediterranean Grille

Have you had more seafood than you can handle? Head to Pacino?s for the best Greek and Italian food in GCB! The atmosphere is intimate and the service is impeccable, and the menu is varied enough to please every palate. Favorite dishes include lasagna, calamari, and shawarma.What are your favorite Garden City Beach restaurants?

10 Things to See in Myrtle Beach

No matter how many times you visit The Grand Strand, there's always something new to discover. Here are some of our favorite places that you should consider adding to your "must see" list during your next vacation:10 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach 

See ONE The Show at Alabama Theatre

Fun for the whole family, ONE The Show is 2.5 hours of variety entertainment. We're talking singing, dancing, comedy, the whole shebang!

Take a Whirl in the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

As long as you're not afraid of heights, the SkyWheels offers some of the best views of the coast and the city you'll find.

Grab a Pint at New South Brewing

Support local brewers! Beer enthusiasts will definitely enjoy taking a tour and taste of this local Myrtle Beach brewery.

Take a Stroll on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade

Located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, the Boardwalk and Promenade offers 1.2 miles of fun, food, and shopping, plus great views of the ocean.

Marvel Over Classic Cars at the "Wheels of Yesteryear"

Perfect for kids and adults alike, the Wheels of Yesteryear is a vintage car museum that showcases classic American cars and trucks.

Take a Helicopter Tour

Add a little adventure to your vacation with a helicopter tour. This is a view and an experience unlike any other.

Find a New Treasure at the Myrtle Beach Flea Market or Hudson's Surfside Beach Flea Market

Flea markets are a great place to find a memento of your beach vacation at a low cost. You never know what you might see!

Spend Some Time at Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach offers great shopping, entertainment, and nightlife, as well as great restaurants that the whole family will enjoy. Check their website for special events that you won't want to miss!

Cheer on Your Favorite Knight at Medieval Times

A perennial favorite, Medieval Times might be a little cheesy, but where else can you watch jousting knights while tearing into half a roasted chicken?

Play a Round of Putt Putt

There are over 30 putt putt courses in Myrtle Beach, so you can make a whole day of playing mini golf with the family!What are some of your favorite Myrtle Beach attractions?

Properties to Rent This Summer

Spring has officially sprung, which means that summer is just around the corner. You only have a couple more months to plan your summer vacation; are you ready? We've got so many great vacation rentals, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect one for your family. Once a month, we're going to highlight a few of our great rentals to help aid you in your decision.Here are this month's great deals:

Getaway South

[caption id="attachment_640" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Spacious, Luxury Beach Vacations Getaway South in Myrtle Beach, SC[/caption]Bedrooms: 7Bathrooms: 7.5Sleeps: 20Amenities: Private pool and hot tub, pool table, wet bar, sofa bed, oceanfront, internet access, jacuzzi tub, outdoor shower.Special: New special starting March 16th, 2016! Book a new reservation on any available week in April or May and receive 10% off and up to 4 aquarium tickets! *Saturday-Saturday reservations[caption id="attachment_637" align="alignleft" width="150"]Pool Table Pool Table[/caption][caption id="attachment_636" align="alignright" width="150"]Oceanfront Oceanfront[/caption] 

Portofino IV 2020 "Changes in Attitude"

[caption id="attachment_642" align="aligncenter" width="607"]Portofino IV 2020 in Garden City Beach, SC Portofino IV 2020 in Garden City Beach, SC[/caption]Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 4Sleeps: 14Amenities: Private pool, outdoor shower, oceanfront, pet-friendly.Special:Book a new weekly arrival for March, April, or May, and receive 10% off! Book a new weekly arrival for June, July, or August, and receive 10% off and free linens! [caption id="attachment_648" align="alignleft" width="150"]Private Pool Private Pool[/caption][caption id="attachment_649" align="alignright" width="150"]Ocean Views Ocean Views[/caption]    

Southern Elegance

[caption id="attachment_651" align="aligncenter" width="607"]Southern Elegance in Surfside Beach, SC Southern Elegance in Surfside Beach, SC[/caption]Bedrooms: 7Bathrooms: 7.5Sleeps: 18Amenities: Private heated pool, outdoor shower, oceanfront, pet-friendly, grill, wet bar, elevator, gourmet kitchen.Special: Book a new weekly April or May arrival and receive free pool heat and 20% off! Book the weeks of June 4 or 11 and receive 25% off! Book the week of June 25 and receive 20% off! Not coming until the Fall? Book a new October week and receive free pool heat and 10% off! Book a new November week and receive 10% off and free pool heat (above 60 deg only) OR an extra 10% off![caption id="attachment_652" align="alignleft" width="150"]Gourmet Kitchen Gourmet Kitchen[/caption][caption id="attachment_653" align="alignright" width="150"]Private Beach Access Private Beach Access[/caption]     Questions about these or any of our other gorgeous South Carolina Beach Rentals? Contact a member of our team to learn more!

Planning a Winter of Fun in Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach

The winter months in coastal South Carolina are nothing like the winter months are up north. Around here we don?t hide out indoors from January through March waiting for warmer temperatures. We don?t have to! The weather here is quite pleasant year round and there are always plenty of fun things to do around Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach. Following are some of our favorites.Oyster RoastPlanning a Winter of Fun in Myrtle Beach & Surfside BeachDon?t miss the Oyster Roast buffet by reservation only at Ripley?s Aquarium on Saturday, January 23 from 2-5 p.m. Come and enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters, 2 beer tickets, crackers, beef chili, corn nuggets and more! Adult tickets are $35 and children's (6-11) tickets are $25 and are all inclusive. Call 843-916-0888 ext. 3272 for reservations.Musical ExaltationPlanning a Winter of Fun in Myrtle Beach & Surfside BeachMusic is an expressive language that is often more powerful than any words could possibly be. On January 24, 2016 from 4-6 p.m. you can experience a Musical Exaltation featuring the Carolina Master Chorale. Come listen to some of the finest examples of this expressive power in works by Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Debussy, and Ralph Vaughn Williams. Held at Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center, 3302 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. Adults: $25-$50, Students: $10. For more information or to purchase tickets by phone call 843-448-837933rd Annual National Shag Dance CompetitionPrelims: January 29-30, 2016Start time is 8 p.m. sharp on both Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 7 p.m. at The Spanish Galleon at the OD Beach & Golf Resort (end of Main St. in North Myrtle Beach). General Admission is $20 per person per night. There are no reserved or guaranteed seats. Reserved Grandstand Seating (formerly bleachers) is $30 per person per night. There are only 70 seats available on a first come, first served basis. Make reservations by sending order form and payment via check to: NSDC, 5111 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Tickets are all ?Will Call? and are not mailed out.Finals: March 10-12, 2016The starting times are 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Doors open one hour before start time at The Spanish Galleon at the OD Beach & Golf Resort (end of Main St. in North Myrtle Beach). General Admission is $15 Thursday, $20 Friday and $25 Saturday. There are no reserved or guaranteed seats. Reserved Grandstand Seating (formerly bleachers) are sold out. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Make reservations by sending order form and payment via check to: NSDC, 5111 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Tickets are all ?Will Call? and are not mailed out. 

Have Fun On A Surfside Beach Fishing Charter

If you?ve never taken your family out on a fishing charter boat you?re missing out on some of the most fun there is in the area. The Surfside Beach fishing charter companies in the area are owned and operated by fishing and boating professionals. Boat captains and crews are fully knowledgeable and experienced in all types of charter fishing and they seem to know where the fish hang out at any given time of the year. Yeah, they?re just that good!Fishing charter companies offer full day trips, ? day trips and ? day trips. They will take you out for offshore trolling, bottom fishing, Gulfstream fishing, inshore, offshore, and nearshore. In addition, eco-tours, sunset tours and dolphin tours are also offered by some companies.Have Fun On A Surfside Beach Fishing CharterFollowing are some of the businesses in the immediate area that offer fishing charters. Be sure to tell them we sent you! G A R D E N  C I T Y  B E A C H,  S CMarlin Quay Marina1508 South Waccamaw Dr., Garden City Beach, SCTel. (843) 651-4444WebsiteReel Deep Fishing ChartersCapt. Webber SmithSlip #28, Marlin Quay Marina, 1508 South Waccamaw Dr., Garden City Beach, SCTel. (843) 458-0089Website L I T T L E   R I V E R,  S CLow Country Fishing ChartersCapt. David Cutler714 Highway 17 North, Little River, SC 29566Tel. (843) 222-7433WebsiteHave Fun On A Surfside Beach Fishing Charter M U R R E L L S  I N L E T,  S CAces Up Fishing Charter253 Whitechurch St., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576Tel. (843) 997-3270WebsiteFly Girl Fishing Charters3993 US Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576Tel. (843) 798-9100WebsiteJolly Rogers Fishing Adventures4699 US Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576Tel. (843) 357-3727WebsiteJust One More Sportfishing, LLC2171 S. Waccamaw Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576Tel. (843) 450-7696WebsiteSea Blue Charters SportfishingUS Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576Tel: (843) 808-2673WebsiteSea Rake Sportfishing ChartersCrazy Sister Marina, 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576Tel. (843) 651-3676WebsiteShannon?s Sportfishing ChartersCaptain Shannon Currie1110 Burgess Road, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576Tel. (843) 450-1430WebsiteSide Kick Sportfishing ChartersCrazy Sister Marina, 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576Tel. (843) 651-3676WebsiteHave Fun On A Surfside Beach Fishing Charter M Y R T L E  B E A C H,  S CLow Country Experience4348 Cross Cut Trail, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579Tel. (843) 236-1804WebsiteMyrtle Beach Guide Service Fishing Charters1705 N. Oak St., #6, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577Tel. (843) 814-7900Website N O R T H  M Y R T L E  B E A C H,  S CCalm Water Fishing ChartersCapt. Cush2120 Sea Mountain Hwy., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582Tel. (843) 997-5850WebsiteFish Hook ChartersCapt. Ronnie Atkinson2000 Little River Neck, Rd., N., Myrtle Beach SC 29582Tel. (843) 283-7692WebsiteAction Fishing Myrtle BeachCapt. John Schuchman2201 Little River Neck Rd,North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582Tel. (843) 997-3077Website P A W L E Y'S  I S L A N D,  S CBarrier Island Guide Service Fishing CharterCapt. Steve Roff9699 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, SC 29585Tel. (843) 446-7337WebsiteCarolina Guide Service Fishing Charters169 Windover Dr., Pawleys Island, SC 29585Tel. (843) 814-7900Website 

We Have Christmas Rentals Even Santa Can't Pass Up

This year when you?re looking for holiday beach accommodations where you can stay during the holidays take a look at what Santa recommends. We got a wink and a nod from him once he took a look at some of our great holiday deals taking place on Christmas rentals. Come spend the holidays with us at Seaside Rentals and experience what just may be the warmest Christmas ever!Christmas with SantaThis weekend, on Saturday, December 19, kids can enjoy Christmas with Santa at the Golden Egg Restaurant from 9-10:30 a.m. in Surfside Beach. Children ages 10 and under can eat breakfast for free, get to visit Santa and receive a free bag of candy, too! Reservations required by calling (843) 650-9548.Carolina Opry Christmas Special will be The Christmas Show of the SouthThe Carolina Opry Christmas Special will be The Christmas Show of the South. This year?s Christmas show has an award-winning cast of over 35 talented performers that include Calvin Gilmore, Rita Gumm, Christie Templeton, Brad Long, and many more! Then kick back and watch America's Got Talent stars "All That" dance the night away. You may even see real snow and a horse-drawn sleigh! The Carolina Opry Christmas Special runs through January. Show times are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 843-913-4000 or 800-843-6779, or visit www.TheCarolinaOpry.com.Brookgreen Garden?s Nights of a Thousand Candles Brookgreen Garden?s Nights of a Thousand Candles is an event not to miss! More than 5,000 candles and thousands of lights illuminate the sculptures and gardens from 3-10 p.m. on December 17-20. There will be wonderful entertainers and performances. Gorgeous indoor displays of trees, wreaths and other holiday decor are also displayed. Live entertainment can be seen in the Main Entertainment Tent and Pegasus Tent. Enjoying roving bagpipers, live bands and musical performances from local groups.A Very Fashionable ChristmasJoin The Kaminski House for A Very Fashionable Christmas. Each room in the historic home will be decked out with Christmas decor from area businesses. The night includes a holiday exhibition and candlelight tour. Admission is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors 65 and older and $6 for children ages 6 to 17 for the guided tours. Candlelight tours are offered on Thursdays for $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and older. Guided tours will be held at 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday through December 30 at The Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown. Candlelight tours will be available from 5-7 p.m., December 17.We Have Christmas Rentals Even Santa Can't Pass UpBe sure to take in as many of the special events in the area taking place on behalf of the holidays this year. You?re sure to see us there! All of us at Seaside Rentals wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

How to Unplug and Enjoy That Late Season Vacation

There are many families that prefer taking a late season vacation when there are less crowds, less traffic and temperatures have gone from scorching to pleasantly warm. But when it comes to vacations you and your family need to be fully present to get the most out of them. That?s hard to do when there?s a mobile device in every person?s hand. But it?s not impossible. It would be a shame to return home after a week away on vacation and have no memories because you remained plugged into your device the entire time.How to Unplug and Enjoy a Late Season VacationWe realize it?s a lot to ask to have you and the kids leave your iPhones, iPads, iTouch and laptops at home. So why not set aside a period of time ? one or two hours ? each day when everyone plugs in at once to get their "internet fix." When the hour is up, you?re done until the next day. As a family, go out and enjoy the sandy beach and blue ocean water...but leave your mobile devices in the room!It might feel awkward at first. You?re used to having that device in your pocket or purse. Without even realizing it, you?ve come to expect it to vibrate or ring and so you?re always on alert. But after a little while, surrounded by all this beauty, it will be the last thing on your mind as you slip ever so quietly into vacation mode.How to Unplug and Enjoy a Late Season VacationNow think about all the things you?re freed up to do when you don?t have that wireless connection tying you down. Enjoy the miles of unspoiled sandy beaches, nature walks, and wide bike paths. Delight your children with a visit to the area parks. Spend the day out on a charter boat doing some fishing and let the kids experience catching ?the big one? on their fishing line. This is how you make lasting memories! There?s plenty of golf and tennis to be played here and unlimited shopping excursions as well.With so many affordable vacation rental properties available, we?re sure to have the perfect accommodations for you and your family. Check us out online or give us a call at 843-839-0099 or toll free at 866-252-9930 today!

Check Out These Dog Friendly Vacation Rentals

Dog owners across the country understand the pang of guilt experienced when it comes to boarding their pets. While friends try to help and tell you that pets consider the boarding facility: a ?vacation?, ?summer camp?, and just a cool opportunity to hang out with other canines, it doesn?t seem to relieve the guilt any. At Seaside Rentals we get that and that?s why we have 25+ dog-friendly vacation rentals to offer where you can stay and bring your pooch, too!Check Out These Dog Friendly RentalsWhile your four-legged family members won?t get the same benefits of lounging by the pool or on the beach with a tall, cool drink in their hands (paws?) as you will, they?ll be over the moon happy just to be with you.If you want a more sparsely populated beachfront on which to enjoy time with all of your family you pretty much have two options:

  1. Go to the beachfront early in the morning or later in the evening when the general population of beach goers aren?t there and it?s cooler out.
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  3. Take your vacation during the off-season between October and April. Again, the temperatures are much cooler for walking about in a fur coat 24/7!
Check Out These Dog Friendly RentalsWhen you want to go out in the heat of the day, we suggest leaving your dog ? who is hopefully very well behaved ? in your vacation rental to enjoy the air conditioned comfort. Dogs spend the majority of their day sleeping when you?re not around. They don?t (as some people think) sit around wringing their hands (paws?) wondering if you?ll be able to find your way back home again without their help.Dog Friendly Rentals in Surfside Beach SC Be sure to visit the Surfside Beach Dog Park located between 1st Avenue and Pine Drive by the Town of Surfside Beach Library. It provides your pet with off-leash time to socialize with other dogs and they just love it.When you?re ready to make vacation arrangements take a look at what Seaside Rentals has available for pet friendly vacation rentals. We know you and your pet will like what you see! 

Where To Go To Cool Down When It Gets Too Hot

Summer is great ? we all love it ? but sometimes the heat can get a bit unbearable and we need a break. If you?re staying in one of the cool vacation rentals that we have at Seaside Rentals hopefully you chose one with a swimming pool. But even still, sometimes you just need to escape from the heat and go have some fun. Check out where to go to deal with a hot, hot summer in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.Where To Go To Cool Down When You're Too HotWild Water & WheelsThere?s no better way to cool off than at a local water park. Wild Water and Wheels will have Live After Five nightly through August 14. Live entertainment on the wave pool stage from 5-9 p.m. for just $9.95 plus tax. Located at 910 Highway 17 South, Surfside Beach.Where To Go To Cool Down When You're Too HotCool Summer Evenings at Brookgreen GardensEscape from the hot summer sun and scorching days on the beach with Cool Summer Evenings throughout the summer at Brookgreen Gardens! This series of entertainment and activities takes place each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through August 8 and the gardens stay open late until 9 p.m. on these days.Come for dinner and stay for boat rides, live music, kids activities and more. Musical performances begin at 7 p.m. and all performances are included in garden admission and free to members. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.Where To Go To Cool Down When You're Too HotMovies After Dark in Surfside BeachAs the sun sets and the temperatures fall, come out and enjoy the free Movies After Dark every Thursday through the first week in August in Martin Field, Surfside Beach. July 23 - Zookeeper, July 30 - The Lego Movie, and August 6 - Big Hero 6. Movies begin at 9 p.m.Where To Go To Cool Down When You're Too HotWild 4 Hypnosis Comedy ShowThe Big Laughs Theatre is a great place to stay cool while enjoying the Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show. You have to check it out! Big Laughs Theatre is located at 2696 Beaver Run Boulevard, Myrtle Beach.