Don't Pack What You Can Easily Rent

Sometimes the act of getting ready to go on vacation creates more stress than you had before you even started making plans! A lot of this stress comes from deciding what to bring and getting it packed and ready to go. Funny how it is that the more members of your family that you have the more stuff you?re going to have to bring along with you ? at least that?s the way it?s always been until now.

Don't Pack What You Can More Easily RentTimes have changed and so has Seaside Rentals. Now, you don?t have to bring every little last item along with you in order to have a comfortable vacation. We set our minds to determining what the items are that most people need to have with them on vacation that can be a real hassle to bring along. Then we stocked up on them and have them available to rent to our guests at low cost! It?s incredibly convenient!

The days of trying to cram everything into the back of your car or even just into your suitcases are over. As are the days of just having to do without some things. Now, you can enjoy all the comforts of home right here in your vacation rental when you stay with us.

Don't Pack What You Can More Easily RentThe convenience items we have available consist of gas grills, charcoal grills, baby gear (cribs, highchair, gates, pack ?n play) and twin size roll-away beds. We have 3 different beach packages for those wanting chairs and an umbrella to be comfortable on the beach. We have adult bikes to rent and Bike & Surf combo?s that combine bikes and beach chairs, too. We offer a full range of sheets of different sizes, pillowcases, and towels for the beach, bath and kitchen. Our sports and beach items consist of boogie boards, canvas beach umbrellas, aluminum beach chair and two different types of golf carts.

Check out our easy ordering process! It is done online using our Equipment Order Form at your convenience. All rental equipment items must be paid for prior to your arrival. Equipment will be delivered to your rental property on your arrival date and will be picked up and inspected the day of your departure. If you have any questions about our equipment rental policies please feel free to give us a call at 866-252-9930.

Beach Quotes, Pictures, and Sayings

The beach is one of those things that's pretty much universally loved by everyone. I think we can all agree that the beach gives us feelings of peace, serenity, and relaxation. Nothing rejuvenates like a good beach vacation! To get you into the spirit of the beach, here are a few of our favorite beach quotes, pictures, and sayings.[caption id="attachment_213" align="aligncenter" width="456"]Ain't that the truth! Ain't that the truth![/caption][caption id="attachment_214" align="aligncenter" width="535"]If you have kids, you know this is only too true! If you have kids, you know this is only too true![/caption][caption id="attachment_215" align="aligncenter" width="594"]3 of my favorite things! 3 of my favorite things![/caption][caption id="attachment_216" align="aligncenter" width="519"]Who needs the gym anyway! Who needs the gym anyway![/caption][caption id="attachment_217" align="aligncenter" width="560"]TGIBD! TGIBD![/caption][caption id="attachment_218" align="aligncenter" width="667"]Once a beach bum, always a beach bum. Once a beach bum, always a beach bum.[/caption][caption id="attachment_219" align="aligncenter" width="340"]How I feel every Monday at the office. How I feel every Monday at the office.[/caption][caption id="attachment_220" align="aligncenter" width="570"]sand-between-my-toes Beach therapy is the best kind of therapy![/caption] [caption id="attachment_227" align="aligncenter" width="570"]Sandy hair, don't care. Sandy hair, don't care.[/caption][caption id="attachment_226" align="aligncenter" width="736"]And the best part is, they still fit year after year (unlike a swimsuit). And the best part is, they still fit year after year (unlike a swimsuit).[/caption][caption id="attachment_225" align="aligncenter" width="570"]Wouldn't you agree? Wouldn't you agree?[/caption][caption id="attachment_224" align="aligncenter" width="500"]That's all we really need That's all we really need[/caption]After seeing these pictures it's hard not to want to get into the car and drive straight to the beach! If that sounds like you, we have lots of last-minute beach specials to help you get a little more beach in your life. Contact us today!

2 Chances to Win!

beach-house-giveawayAre you ready for a chance to win a vacation? Seaside VIP is excited to run another contest, giving you and your family a free week vacation! Enter our contest for a chance to win a one week stay in Shore Magic. Shore Magic is a newly remodeled oceanfront home in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. Some restrictions apply, click here to enter and view more details about the contestAnd that?s not all! We have another great deal going right now! Are you a fan of Seaside VIP? We want to hear about it! Leave us a testimonial telling us about why you love to vacation with us to be entered for a chance to win $250 towards your next vacation. Click here to visit our testimonial page or to leave one of your own!Some restrictions apply on both contests, see pages for details.  

Featured Property: Anchored Down

If you?re looking for a vacation rental with all the bells and whistles, Seaside Rentals has just the place for you in Garden City Beach, South Carolina. If you book Anchored Down now, you?ll receive 50% off the price and free linens on all June 1st 2014 arrivals! This super deal applies to new full week reservations only.Featured Property: Anchored DownThis special vacation rental is just steps to the ocean at 1852 Dolphin Street, Garden City Beach. It has a whooping 8 bedrooms and 5.5 baths accommodating up to 24 people plus a small dog (only).The inside is professionally decorated in beautiful beach decor and comes with amenities of heat and central A/C, washer/dryer, range/ oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, pillows, comforters, iron/ironing board, and basic kitchen supplies. There are two living room areas and 10 TVs, 5 DVD players, Play Station, Wii, free internet service, and stereo with 2 iPod docking stations.Each level of this home is accessible by the outside stairs offering privacy for all. You?ll enjoy the ocean views, gazebo, private floating dock with deep water access, inlet front and street side covered porches on first levels, two outdoor showers and seven total parking spaces.Taking your vacation here over the top is the private swimming pool and hot tub facing the inlet and partially covered. Seasonal pool heating is available for an additional charge. You?re sure to enjoy everything this home has to offer when you stay in Anchored Down.While you?re in the area be sure to stop by Brookgreen Gardens Two-Day Art Festival on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival shows the works of more than 50 local artists and provides a variety of demos including hand loom weaving and pottery throwing. A large array of items will be for sale including garden art, fabrics, woodcrafts and more. The festival is free with garden admission.

Introducing Our New & Improved Website!

If you haven?t visited our website lately you?re in for a real surprise. We?ve updated our design and improved our website layout to make everything more easily accessible to you. We know your time is valuable and you don?t want to spend a lot of time searching through pages that aren?t relative to what you?re looking for. That?s why we put the most used information right up front.Introducing Our New & Improved Website?From the moment you land on our homepage you can immediately search availability on whatever type of rental you?re seeking, wherever you want it to be. It?s just that easy. If you?re only interested in our Specials on vacation rentals we have a link for that there, too.Everyone needs rental gear at one point or another during their vacation so come to our homepage at SeasideRentalsOnline.com and click on the Rental Gear link halfway down the page. The quick link to Dog Friendly Rentals in Myrtle Beach is new, too!Between the time you make your reservations and when you actually arrive we know how much daydreaming you?ll be doing. It?s hard to get thoughts of vacation fun out of your head once you make up your mind that you?re going. That?s why we?re tempting you further with a link on our homepage to our very own Web Cam. Just one look and you?ll be hooked ? you?ll breath slower, your blood pressure will come down, and quite possibly, a smile will come across your face. Yeah, it?s just that peaceful here.Fast Search at Seaside Rentals OnlineOur new site will also speed up the time you spend browsing what we have available (see "Vacation Rentals" tab). You can search vacation rentals in any specific area you desire ? Garden City Beach, Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach. Plus there?s helpful information (see "The Area" tab) on how to choose which destination is right for you and your family. Be sure to check out our extensive "Myrtle Beach SC Area Guide & Concierge" list that?s full of information about the area, places to go, and things to do while you?re here.At Seaside Rentals we are available at any time to speak with you. Please feel free to call us at 866-252-9930 if we can assist you in any way.

Benefits of a Beach Vacation

6158Taking vacations is known to be good for you mental health. We all need to take a break from our everyday lives and jobs once in a while and treat ourselves to a relaxing escape. With the summer season upon us, spending a day soaking up the sun on the beach sounds like a pretty appealing way to spend a vacation. Here are some of our favorite health benefits of a beach vacation:

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  1. Improve your mood: Spending time in the sunshine can increase your brain?s production of serotonin, the anti-depressant ?feel-good? hormone that your body naturally creates. Also, soaking up some vitamin D can reduce the risk of heart problems.
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  3. Get active: Renting a beach house near the ocean provides you with plenty of opportunity to take an invigorating morning run, or a relaxing evening stroll. Running on a sandy surface even tones your legs more than running on pavement! Bring your yoga mat and practice your poses on the patio while the sun rises over the ocean. Allow yourself some freedom to disconnect with your busy life, and reconnect with your body.
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  5. Detoxify: The power of the ocean to cleanse and revitalize has been referenced for centuries. It has even been proven that the high levels of iodine, magnesium, and potassium in its salty water can help fight infection, detoxify the body, and replenish skin.
So don?t put it off any longer! There are plenty of reasons to get yourself to the beach, and renting a vacation home allows you to live just as comfortably as you would in your own home. Contact us today to find the perfect getaway home.

Beach Recipes: Shrimp & Crab Nachos

One of the benefits of renting  a beach home rather than staying at a hotel is taking advantage of the kitchen! Whether you're vacationing with just your significant other, or sharing a home with friends and family, this crowd-pleasing shrimp and crab nachos recipe is sure to be a hit!shrimp-crab-nachos

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  • Scallions for garnish (optional)

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp, cajun seasoning, and garlic and sauté for about 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink.
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  3. Combine cooked shrimp, crab, sour cream, and 1/4 of the cheese in a large bowl.
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  5. Spread tortilla chips on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, and top with jalape?o.
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  7. Broil on high for about 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.
 

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!

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. Active.com registration is open. 

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!