Beach Houses to Rent for Thanksgiving

One of our favorite traditions in the south is spending Thanksgiving at the beach! The weather is cool, but still warm enough to enjoy sunny days on the beach. The crowds have dispersed from the summer, which means you’ll feel like the beach is your own private oasis. Plus, there are tons of fun Thanksgiving events in Myrtle Beach that will keep everyone in the family entertained.

Here are a few houses you should rent this Thanksgiving! 


Deal: Book a new weekly reservation in November 2016 and receive 10% off and a $50 VISA gift card!

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Oceanfront
  • Amenities: 7 brand new flat screen TVs, 2 oceanfront master suites, Jacuzzi tubs, private swimming pool, oceanfront porch

Portobello III Unit 12

Deal: Book a new weekly reservation for November 2016 and take 15% off the weekly rate!


  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleep 13
  • Second Row
  • Amenities: Private heated pool, ocean-facing covered porches, covered parking, non-smoking home, master suite with sun deck

Portofino III Unit 319B

Deal: Book a new weekly reservation for November 2016 and receive 10% off and 5 free aquarium tickets! 

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Oceanfront
  • Amenities: Shared swimming pool, outside shower, private walkway to the beach, 5 TVs 

Ready to book your Thanksgiving beach vacation? Contact the Vacation Experts at Surfside Realty to work out the details and start a new family tradition!

Ocean VS Pool: The Great Debate

Few summer vacation issues are more divisive than the classic "ocean vs pool" argument. For decades, people have escaped to the water for vacation and relaxation, but for as long as pools have been around, families have fought over which body of water--the ocean or the swimming pool--is better for vacation.

While we believe there's no correct answer, we've put together a list of perks associated with both the ocean and the pool. Hopefully this will help you decide!

Ocean Perks

  • Sand is more comfortable and versatile than the concrete surrounding a pool
  • Saltwater is better for your skin
  • The waves offer activities like surfing, boogie boarding, kite surfing, and more
  • You can go fishing in the water and catch your own dinner
  • Calming sound of the ocean as the waves crash on the shore
  • Sand helps to exfoliate your feet
  • Fewer insects due to wind coming off the ocean

Pool Perks

  • No animals, like fish or dolphins, in the water
  • The water is clear, so you can see straight to the bottom
  • No waves, so you can float and relax
  • Chlorine is better for sensitive skin than saltwater
  • Less of a trek to get back home when you want to
  • Fewer seagulls to snatch your lunch
  • Not likely to cut your foot on a shell hiding under the sand

No need to choose between beach and pool: with Surfside Realty's vacation rentals, you can take advantage of the best of both worlds! Contact us today to learn more.

Our New Oceanfront Surfside Beach Web Cam

When it comes to beach vacations a big part of the excitement is the anticipation. Long before you ever arrive you’ll be daydreaming about the ocean, the beach and all the fun you’re going to have once you arrive. We want to do everything we can to encourage your dreams because we realize how hard waiting can be.

Oceanfront Surfside Beach Web CamWe’re excited to announce that we’ve added a real-time oceanfront web cam of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, to the home page of our website. Now, just by visiting us on the web at, you can see exactly what’s going on at the beach and picture yourself and your beach towel spread out on the sand. In the middle of a typical workday this may be just the break you need to carry you through so be sure to bookmark the page.

Once you arrive there are some free events held throughout the summer in Surfside Beach that you’ll want to know about. Every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. there are Sunday Serenades held at the gazebo in Passive Park, 410 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach. Bring a beach chair or blanket and come out to enjoy these free local concerts.

Movies After Dark in Surfside BeachBeginning Thursday night, June 1 free and open to the public Movies After Dark will be held at Martin Park, 710 Dogwood Drive, Surfside Beach. Every Thursday night through the summer (with the exception of July 3), a free movie will be held from 9 to 11 p.m., weather permitting.

If you’d like help making reservations for a place to stay, give Surfside Realty a call at 1-800-833-8231. We’d love to hear from you and help you find that perfect vacation rental for you and your family.

Reduced Rates on Vacation Rentals

Surfside Beach vacation rentalsIf you’re trying to plan your vacation, keep in mind that this is the time of year when we have reduced rates on most of our Surfside Beach vacation rentals. With the cold temperatures and snow in the northern states it’s not hard to coax them down to enjoy our warmer weather. If you’re looking for Surfside Beach vacation rentals to spend part of your winter in we have just what you need. There are many long-term rentals in the area that we’d be delighted to reserve for you.

Thousands of people come to the Coastal Carolina’s from October to March each year, attracted by miles of sugar white beach and temperatures averaging in the 60s. These people return to the north when temperatures start to warm up in early spring but they’re here long enough to partake in some of the bet golfing there is and with no lines, no waiting.

Our Surfside Beach vacation rentals offer a big financial benefit during the winter months as it costs a substantially less amount than many pay for their mortgages or rent in the northern states this time of year. Here, winter monthly rates are generally about what summer beach goers will pay for a one week stay. That’s a pretty big savings.

Many people come down to the South Carolina coast to get away from snow and ice storms but they find they’ve also benefited from the lasting friendships they made while here. This might explain why so many of them return year after year. Our Surfside Beach vacation rentals can become your home away from home.

Surfside Beach vacation rentals

Surfside Beach vacation rentals

Surfside Beach is right for you if you're looking for a peaceful South Carolina vacation without the chaos and noise of the large resort areas. Just minutes south of Myrtle Beach where there's endless entertainment and activities, it provides the peace of mind you've been looking for. Enjoy this tranquil destination by staying in one of our Surfside Beach vacation rentals along the beautiful coast.

It's a combination of the family-friendly, laid back atmosphere and the awesome beaches that make this a great vacation for any family. You can enjoy warm weather, peaceful walks on the beach, unlimited activities, and first class amenities and accommodations. Surfside Beach vacation rentals are a great option for any family whether you're a family of 2 or a group of 12. They are often less expensive than hotels and much more spacious. Some amenities they offer are swimming pools, hot tubs, walkways to the beach, covered decks, fully equipped kitchens, free wireless internet, washer/dryer, and so much more!

Surfside Beach Vacation Rentals

Surfside Beach has become very popular over the years for vacationers and people looking for permanent residence.  It's located just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach and the beautiful Grand Strand.  It's a peaceful area that prides itself on its simple, wonderful lifestyle atmosphere.  Surfside Beach vacation rentals allow you to enjoy fishing, parks, restaurants, theater, and more, just minutes away.

Surfside Beach vacation rentals are perfect for couples, singles, and families looking to get away for a weekend or week.  You can enjoy affordable luxury rentals that sits oceanfront, close to the beach, inland, and anywhere in between.  These rentals are very clean and professionally maintained.  You can find a large selection of beach homes, condos, cottages, town homes, and many more.  It's a great way to enjoy the south.

Fishing Information

With 60 miles of beaches along the Grand Strand and many inlets and creeks, indulging your desire for angling should be no problem. For offshore fishing, you can charter a boat for 1/2 day, 3/4 day, all day, or overnight. Feel the sea-spray hit your face as you traverse the ocean waves to land that whopper.

You can participate in one of the many tournaments that are hosted by area fishermen each year, or just go out for your own personal pleasure. During the annual Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo you can enter your catch from pier fishing, surf fishing, inlet or deep sea fishing. It funs from April to October and features over $10,000.00 in cash and prizes.

There are many piers in the area that you can cast from. Try the pier in Myrtle Beach State Park, Surfside Pier or the Pier at Garden City. Some piers may charge a minimal fee, but for the amount of fun involved, you will surely feel that it's worth it.

If you're more in the mood for shellfish, many areas have access to creeks, rivers and waterways where you can dig for clams, harvest your own oysters, or cast a net for shrimp.  Maybe you can even talk an old-timer into showing you how to catch a crab with a chicken neck.  So, grab a pole or a reel and head out to a river or the sea. Whatever your fishing need, you can fill it!