Book Now for Valentine's Day

Grand Strand cottagesIf you haven’t made your reservations yet for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day we still have available Grand Strand cottages. You won’t find any better accommodations for a romantic vacation away together at the beach than what Surfside Realty can show you.

To be truly romantic and dine by candlelight on the beach, just the two of you, Brookgreen Gardens is hosting a demonstration to give you the run down on how to prepare a special dinner. Their Romantic Dinner for Two by You cooking demonstration will show you the skills you need to make a romantic Valentine's Day dinner with the one you love. Creative chefs will instruct you on cooking the perfect 4-course meal and provide you with take-home recipes. Tickets are $25 per person or $60 per couple. Reservations are required. The Romantic Dinner for Two by You cooking demonstration will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 12 at Brookgreen Gardens.

We believe you’ll find our Grand Strand cottages to be everything you would hope them to be. Beautifully decorated and fully equipped you’ll have all the comforts of home plus more to make your time away together complete. When you stay in our Grand Strand cottages you’ll be able to participate in shagging and ballroom dancing close by. Walking along the boardwalk hand-in-hand, playing championship or miniature golf, shopping in the malls and attending live theatre, shows and concerts are all activities available to you. With so many opportunities here we know this will be an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for both of you.

Save On An Off-Season Family Reunion

house rentals in Myrtle BeachWith off-season rates still in effect on our house rentals in Myrtle Beach it’s a great time to schedule that full, all-family, no restrictions vacation and family reunion that you’ve been putting off because of expenses. There are no lower rates than right now, no more temperate weather than now, and no backed up greens on the golf courses! What a beautiful time of year to walk the beach looking for shells just steps from the back door of our house rentals in Myrtle Beach. You’ll be glad you took our suggestion and got a jump on the summer season and brought the whole family together for what amounts to a truly priceless vacation.

We have house rentals in Myrtle Beach of various sizes so let us know how many guests you expect to have. Our rentals are on the beach or on the fairways and plenty in between so you tell us how close you want to be from the water and we’ll give you a large selection of beautiful homes to choose from.

When you choose one of our house rentals in Myrtle Beach there is no bad selection. They’re all beautiful homes, beautifully decorated and fully equipped, providing you with everything you and your extended family needs for the perfect vacation and family reunion together. Don’t wait any longer! Give us a call today at 1-800-833-8231.

Touring The Silent Cities

Myrtle Beach rentalsIf you’re in town staying at our Myrtle Beach rentals and looking for things to do be sure to check out the tours that Brookgreen Gardens has through their Silent Cities at 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday through March 1. You can take a ride on Brookgreen Gardens new Trekker through little known roads to their Silent Cities. On the tour you'll walk through the graveyards of former slaves and plantation owners as well as learn about the burial customs of the people from that time. Tickets are $15 in addition to garden admission for the two-hour tour. Reservations are recommended.

If it's theatre that captures your interest then you’ll find Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at House of Blues close to your Myrtle Beach rentals. Join us on January 28 at 7 p.m. for an interactive comedy “Who dunnit?” dinner show. A murder happens during the course of your meal and you’re held in the middle of a murder investigation. Everyone is a suspect. Figure out who the killer is and you may be rewarded! (This event is recommended for ages 13 and up /or at parents discretion.) Call the House of Blues Box Office at (843) 272-3000 to purchase tickets.

Give Surfside Realty a call if you haven’t reserved your Myrtle Beach rentals yet and we’ll let you know what is available for the time you will be here. You’ll like our customer service!

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.

Myrtle Beach Snow Day!


Every school-age child goes wild for two things – summer break and SNOW DAYS! While the odds of a snow day in Myrtle Beach are pretty slim, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina is doing their part to see to it that every child has the opportunity to play in the snow this winter by hosting their annual Snow Day at the Beach event!

Snow Day at the Beach will be held Monday, January 16 2012 at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina, from 9AM to 3PM. Kids visiting the museum that day can ice skate at the museum’s indoor hockey rink, or participate in a snowball fight or two with real snow. What better way to enjoy the long weekend than with a trip to the beach – complete with a snow day?

The Children’s Museum of South Carolina has been entertaining and educating student groups, families and thousands of other patrons and visitors in the Grand Strand since they opened their doors in 1994. In 1200 square feet of open space, children are openly invited to satisfy their curiosities as they “Touch, Explore, and Play” to learn. CMSC is committed to education and to serving South Carolina and its communities with by providing a venue through which students can engage in explorative play.

There’s always something for everyone in Myrtle Beach, regardless of the season. Go enjoy a day in the snow!

New Year's Eve Events

Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentalsIt's an exciting time of year to be visiting the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina! From our Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentals you can watch people truly celebrate bringing in a New Year. Up and down the coast for as far as the eye can see you’ll witness the explosive colors of fireworks filling the sky. Right from the balcony of our Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentals you’ll have a front row seat for the best fireworks display in South Carolina.

If you choose to venture out from the Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentals for a while to celebrate in the area with others there are some local events to check out. Be safe while you’re on the roads and a Happy New Year’s to everyone!

Barefoot Landing will ring in the New Year by having dinner and enjoying a fabulous fireworks display from 6:00-10:00 p.m. over the lake!

Hard Rock's New Year's Party is December 31st from 10:00 p.m to 2:00 a.m. There will be music and plenty of dancing as Black Glass plays the whole night through. Confetti cannons, the Grand Strand's largest balloon drop and a champagne toast will jump start you into 2012! Tickets are $25 and available at Hard Rock or by calling 843-946-0007 ext. 208. Tickets include a light buffet, dessert station, party favors, a champagne toast and more.

Join us on New Years Eve with Corey Smith, Sunny Ledford and American Aquarium at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Show starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are now available by visiting, or through the House of Blues Box Office. This is a no-smoking facility. This show is for all ages subject to parental discretion.  If you have any additional questions call the House of Blues Box Office at (843)272-3000. 4640 Highway 17 S., N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.


Our Condos Outsize Any Hotel Room

Garden City Beach condosIn the Coastal Carolina area especially, vacation home rentals have become a trend for family accommodations. Garden City Beach condos close to Myrtle Beach have become the choice for large families looking for comfortable accommodations, offering far more space than hotel rooms. Most of the Garden City Beach condos in the area are capable of providing even more comfort and luxury than you would have at home.??

The truth is that there are plenty of advantages you can enjoy when choosing to stay in our Garden City Beach condos as compared to typical hotel accommodations. More often than not even the smallest vacation condo has at least two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, private bathroom and an ample size living room. Compared to an ordinary hotel room, vacation condos have more space, plus privacy and plenty of amenities to make your vacation complete.

Dino's TV Christmas Special Organization presents The StarLight Room at 2001 from December 16-31, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Go back to 1965 when Dean Martin was king of TV and he welcomed top stars to celebrate the holidays. Enjoy Dean and his celebrity friends for Christmas songs, gift sharing, funny skits and holiday magic. 920 Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach.

Can't see the real thing? Come to the House of Blues and see the next best thing with Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi Tribute Band on Friday, December 30, 2011. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this 9 p.m. show. Tickets are now available by visiting,, calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or through the House of Blues box office. *Our Music Hall is a no smoking facility* This show is for all ages subject to parental discretion. Price: $10.00 - General Admission Standing Ticket. If you have any additional questions call the House of Blues Box Office at (843)272-3000. 4640 Highway 17 S., N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Garden City Beach oceanfront rentalsAll of us at Surfside Realty would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season. If you’re looking for accommodations this holiday season contact us about our Garden City Beach oceanfront rentals. We have many that are sure to fulfill your needs. You’ll have comfortable settings with all the amenities required to make your holiday complete. In our Garden City Beach oceanfront rentals you’ll be comfortable enough to celebrate the holidays here right down to a homemade dinner.

Going on now, Ripley’s Aquarium Annual Festival of Trees is taking place through December 31, 2011. More than 50 trees will be on display throughout the aquarium and adorned in unique ornaments, representing the great diversity of the United States.

The South's Grandest Christmas Show at Alabama Theatre taking place now thru December 31, 2011. The South’s Grandest Christmas Show will instill the true meaning of Christmas in your family with its combination of traditional Christmas classics and contemporary holiday favorites.

The Palace Theatre's Christmas on Ice is performing place now through December 31, 2011.  From the Creators of the International smash hit show, Spirit of the Dance, comes this new and exciting show featuring championship ice skaters, the best high-kicking dancers this side of New York and all your favorite Christmas songs sung by the best of Broadway and London’s West End in this two-hour holiday extravaganza.

Holiday Carriage Rides

Surfside Beach oceanfront rentalsTo help you get and stay in the holiday spirit there are Holiday Carriage Rides every Saturday from Nov. 26-Dec. 17 at the Market Common. These carriage rides take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary ride through the scenic streets of the Market Common. Meet in front of Tommy Bahama, Market Common, Myrtle Beach.

Surfside Beach, South Carolina, is a fun-filled, beach destination this time of year. The laidback atmosphere and close proximity to the Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of sand, is very appealing as are the many Surfside Beach oceanfront rentals that we have available. Water sports can be enjoyed in the area including surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, pontoon boats, and fishing. There are also plenty of holiday activities taking place that you won’t want to miss out on.

There are a vast number of Surfside Beach oceanfront rentals to choose from when staying in the area. When you are traveling with children, it can be far more relaxing to stay in one of our Surfside Beach oceanfront rentals. After a long day spent at amusement parks in the area and on the beach, there is nothing more rejuvenating than returning to your rental to relax on the patio while your kids watch their favorite DVD.

The 10th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund & Christmas Gala takes place on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 6-10 p.m. The Myrtle Beach Branch of the NAACP cordially invites you to attend our 10th annual NAACP Freedom Fund and Christmas Gala at the Air Base Recreational Center.

Keep Pets Safe This Holiday

Surfside Beach condosThe holidays are such a beautiful time of year, filled with happy anticipation and joyous reunions with family and friends you haven't seen for a while. This time of year can be especially hazardous for our four legged pets so it’s our job to keep them safe. Help your pets celebrate the season safely at home or in our Surfside Beach homes by protecting them from holiday hazards:

* Mistletoe, holly, poinsettias and Christmas lilies are all toxic to pets when ingested. When using holiday plants to decorate your dining table, move them to a location where pets can't reach them between mealtimes.

* Tape down the electrical cords for holiday lights to prevent pets chewing on them. Unplug tree lights before leaving home.

* Secure your Christmas tree to the wall or ceiling to keep it from falling on pets. Don't let pets drink water from the tree holder.

* Keep tinsel and other ornaments well out range of pets. Cats in particular like to play with tinsel, and some will eat it, which can block intestines. Pets can mistake ornaments for toy balls to pets, and shards from broken glass ornaments can cause injury to mouths and paws.

* To reduce stress, maintain your pets' routines. While vacationing in our Surfside Beach homes walk your dog as you always do. Serve their meals at regular times. Make sure fresh water is always available for them.

* Remember that holiday foods that are fine for people can make pets seriously ill. Macadamia nuts can cause muscular weakness, depression, vomiting, disorientation, tremors, abdominal pain and muscle stiffness in dogs. Chocolate can be fatal; ingesting as little as 1/4 ounce can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, hyperactivity and increase thirst, urination and heart rate.

We have a few Surfside Beach homes for you to stay in with your pets while visiting the area. We hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable holiday this year!

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