4 Facts You Might Not Know About Surfside Beach

We might be a bit biased, but we happen to think that Surfside Beach, SC is one of the best places in the world! Not only are the beaches the picture of perfection, but the people who live and visit this wonderful little town are also super friendly and welcoming. Plus, we’re only a quick drive to all the fun in Myrtle Beach, making Surfside Beach the perfect balance between quiet relaxation, and energetic entertainment!

But do you know everything there is to know about our little town? Here are a few things you might not know about Surfside Beach.

  1. Our Restaurants are Delicious (and won’t break your budget)
    Perpetual favorites like Malibu of Surfside, Southside Grill, and Valentino’s might not get as much fame and press as some of the restaurants in Myrtle Beach, but they’re just as good (dare we say better) than what you’ll find on the Grand Strand.
  2. We’re a Close-Knit Community
    Only about 4,000 people live in Surfside year round, meaning that we all know our neighbors and truly welcome people into our community. Shopping and eating in Surfside Beach helps support the great people who live here!
  3. Our Nickname is “The Family Beach”
    We’re known as The Family Beach because we really put an emphasis on family. The beach is kid friendly, and we even have signs at beach entrances for kids to use as points of reference if they happen to get separated from their family at the beach. We also have a number of parks and places for kids and families to enjoy togetherness.
  4. We’re An Autism-Friendly Vacation Destination

The Champion Autism Network has named Surfside Beach the first Autism-Friendly vacation destination in the US, which means that we welcome families from all walks of life to come vacation with us!

We want you to come experience the fun and hospitality of Surfside Beach for yourself! Let your Surfside Beach vacation experts help you plan your next family getaway.

49 Reasons To Spend Your Winter With Us At The Beach

We?ll warn you ahead of time ? this is going to be very tempting! If you often find yourself daydreaming about living somewhere warmer during the winter months we have some things you should consider. Did you know it?s just plain healthier to spend the winter months by the ocean? It?s true! We can give you 49 more reasons why you should spend your winter with us at the beach in South Carolina. At Seaside Rentals, we know exactly how long those northern winters can be. We used to live there too! But we?ve never been healthier or happier than we?ve been since moving to the shores of South Carolina. We recommend you try it out!49 Reasons to Spend Your Winter in Coastal South CarolinaTake a look at our vast inventory of what is available for winter rental homes this year. While you may have a difficult time choosing among these winter rentals you?ll definitely appreciate that we have plenty of fully furnished rentals for you to select from that are at off-season rates.49 Reasons to Spend Your Winter in Coastal South CarolinaMany of our vacation homes include outdoor pools, spectacular coastal views, grilling stations, Internet access, and lots more. There?s no better place to spend those long winter months than coastal South Carolina where you don?t have to put your golf clubs and bikes away for the winter. When you live here, you?ll play year round and when you spend the winter months you can too.Give us a call at 866-252-9930 if we can help you choose among the 49 winter rental properties we have on our site. We?d be happy to talk with you about all the finer details of staying with us. 

Best Houses to Rent This Winter

The winter months in South Carolina are great for people who love the beach. The average temperature hovers around 70 degrees, which means you can still enjoy spending warm days on the beach (although the water is a bit chilly). Many years, people are even able to go out to the beach on Christmas Day!Start a new family tradition and spend the winter at the beach. Here are some of the best specials we have for winter rentals in South Carolina.

Portobello I 318 "Grey Goose" - Surfside Beach, SC

Deal: Book a remaining week of 2016 and receive 12% off and 4 aquarium tickets! OR would you rather have use of the Grey Goose golf cart for FREE!? YOU decide!portobello-i-318
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Surfwatch III 304 - Surfside Beach, SC

Deal: Book an open week for September, November, or December, and receive 10% off and up to 6 Ripleys Aquarium tickets!surfwatch-304
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Portofino III 319B - Surfside Beach, SC

Deal: Book a new weekly reservation for 2016 and receive 10% off and 5 free aquarium tickets!portofino-iii-319b
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Your winter vacation is calling! Contact the friendly staff at Seaside Rentals to start planning your winter beach getaway!

Houses to Rent This Fall

The fall season is upon us and that means cooler weather, thinner crowds, and even better rental specials on our fabulous Surfside Beach, SC beach homes! Although we have a ton of great rentals, we’ll spotlight a few here that we think you’ll particularly love. 

Just Peachy

Deal: 10% off any new weekly reservation through the end of 2016!

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5.5 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Walk to the Beach
  • Amenities: private pool, handicap-accessible elevator, short walk to the beach

New Beginnings

Deal: Book a new weekly arrival for October or November for only $1500 per week and we’ll give you a $50 gift card!

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Oceanfront
  • Amenities: Jacuzzi tub in the master suite, 2 large screen TVs, high speed internet, oceanfront hot tub, pet friendly

Out of the Blue II

Deal: Book a new weekly reservation and stay through December 2016, and receive $100 off your weekly rate! 

 

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Walk to the beach
  • Amenities: professionally maintained private pool, sun deck, covered parking, TVs in every room

Ready to escape to Surfside Beach for your fall vacation? Contact the vacation experts at Surfside Realty to book your weekly getaway today!

Vacationing With Kids in Myrtle Beach

Family vacations to the beach are a wonderful way to create cherished memories that will last for a lifetime! But traveling and vacationing with children can be stressful and overwhelming if you’re not prepared. Follow our tips on how to successfully vacation with kids in order to ensure that your family vacation is successful and fun for everyone!

Plan for Kid-Friendly Activities 

Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach are both extremely family-friendly, so there are a number of kid friendly attractions and activities that are sure to please everyone in the family, young and old! Some great ideas: riding the Skywheel, zip line, or Broadway Grand Prix adventure.

Do Your Research for Kid-Friendly Restaurants

The Grand Strand has no shortage of great restaurants, but not all of them are kid-friendly. Before you set off on your vacation, do some research on a few restaurants you’re interested in trying. Have your kids look at the menus beforehand so you know that they’ll find something on the menu they’d like to eat (to avoid any meltdowns in the restaurant later).

Prepare a Rainy-Day Survival Plan, Just in Case

While we all hope for the perfect, sunny vacation when we head to the beach, sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas. Put together a list of indoor activities—like museums, movie theaters, or other kid-friendly places—as possible activities for when you’d otherwise be stuck inside because of the rain. Also plan to bring some board games, coloring books and crayons, and DVDs to help pass the time at your vacation home for a cheap rainy day activity.

Surfside Realty has a number of kid-friendly vacation rentals your family is sure to love! Browse our website or call us to start planning your fall vacation!

Reserve Your Winter Rental Now

 It?s that time of year when, if you?re planning on flying south for the winter (or any part of it), you need to make your reservations for one of our Myrtle Beach winter rentals soon! We have snowbirds that return to the area every year and they return because it?s the best way to spend the winter months when it?s too cold at home!You will discover the amazing deals on our off-season vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach. With the change of season comes reduced pricing and who doesn?t like to save money! Get away from it all for less in a spacious and well-appointed two or three-bedroom home offering breathtaking coastal views.When you spend winter here in coastal South Carolina you?ll have everything you need to turn those winter blues into a smile that you?re going to have from sunrise to sunset. This is the escape you?ve always dreamed of taking. You?ll be rejuvenated when you stay in one of our spacious rentals that have nicely equipped kitchens and beautifully decorated furnishings. Bask in the beauty of the tasteful decor, the ease at which you can provide as many meals as you wish?or dine out in one of more than 2,000 area restaurants.Our toasty warm rentals give you every amenity you need to warm up to a winter that you?ve only ever known to be cold. This time of year we lower our prices to fit your budget! Our monthly renters pay for one month around what summer vacationers pay for one week! That's a huge discount off the normal prices. It's one of the reasons you just might find yourself becoming one of the snowbirds in Myrtle Beach that return year after year.

Fishing Spots in Myrtle Beach

Fishing has been a popular pastime for men and women for hundreds of years. Sure, you might have a favorite fishing hole back home, but that doesn’t mean you should leave your fishing gear at home when you come to the Grand Strand for vacation! Instead, we’ll help you find a great fishing hole-away-from-home while you’re on vacation!

Fish from the Beach

If you have your fishing license, you can simply find a comfortable spot on the beach, and setup your gear right there! It’s simple and easy and requires little setup or financial investment (as long as you have your own equipment). Off the coast, you’re most likely to catch whiting or black sea bass.

Go on a Fishing Charter

There are many captains and cruises available for you to charter if you want to spend a day with out on the ocean fishing. You can stay close to the coast or go deep sea fishing for a chance to catch things like tuna, grouper, or triggerfish!

Fish Off a Pier

Many piers in the Myrtle Beach area will allow you fish off the side. The Springmaid Pier on Ocean Blvd actually holds the state record for Spanish mackerel! You’re also likely to catch sheepshead or spadefish off a pier.

Find Some Freshwater

There are numerous rivers (like the Waccamaw and the Black Rivers) in and around the Myrtle Beach area that are easily accessible for fishing purposes. In Freshwater, you’re most likely to catch catfish or crappie.

What are your favorite things to catch when fishing? Let Surfside Realty plan your perfect fishing getaway!

Best Pet-Friendly Rentals

There's nothing better than being able to bring Man's Best Friend with you on vacation. For many of us, our dogs are truly a part of the family, and a family vacation would feel incomplete if you had to leave Fido at home. Luckily, we at Seaside Rentals completely understand that feeling, which is why we have plenty of pet-friendly beach rentals that will allow you to have an amazing vacation with all your family members (including the furry ones!).pet-friendly-rentalsHere are some of our best pet-friendly rentals:

La Dolce Vita - Surfside Beach, SC

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Southern Elegance - Garden City Beach, SC

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The Ritz - Garden City Beach, SC

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  • Wet Bar
When you're ready to plan your family vacation, contact the vacation experts at Seaside Rentals!

25 Things To Do When It Rains On Your Vacation

Things To Do When It Rains On Your VacationIf it rains on your vacation it doesn?t have to be a wash out downer. People find things to do all the time to escape the heat and those will help you escape the rain as well. There?s many things to do on a beach vacation that doesn?t involve the beach at all! While you could stay indoors and enjoy the amenities any one of our Seaside Rentals can provide you, there surely are lots more that you can do to make your vacation all that it can be.1. Be proactive and check the weather channel on TV or weather.com online to see if it?s going to rain and how long it?s forecasted to last.2. Take a trip to a local drug store or beach shop and pick up some umbrellas or rain gear cheaply.3. The ocean is exciting when a storm is coming. Take a walk on the beach with your umbrella. Nix this idea if it?s thundering or lightning.4. Go to an air conditioned indoor movie theatre.5. Have a tasty lunch at a local pizza house.6. Go see ?One. The show? at Alabama Theatre.7. Visit Broadway at the Beach to see Legends in Concert.8. Think about how lucky you are you?re not out camping.9. Check out The Palace Theatre, home of Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline10. Visit Ripley?s Aquarium in downtown Myrtle Beach.11. Take the family bowling at 710 North Myrtle Beach for the time of your life!12. Visit a bookstore to browse, then purchase that book you?ve been meaning to read.13. Kick back and read that good book you just bought.14. Stroll through one of the local malls without spending a cent.15. Take a drive down the coast and visit the specialty shops along the way.16. Drive to Calabash and experience first hand what Calabash Seafood is all about.17. Visit the Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard Myrtle Beach, SC 2957718. Go out for some adult fun and take in a show at 2001 Nightclub, 920 Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach.19. Stop by the awesome gaming center, MagiQuest, at 1185 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach.20. For indoor/outdoor miniature golf, check out Paradise Adventure Golf.Things To Do When It Rains On Your Vacation21. Don?t miss Medieval Times, a dinner theatre at 2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach.22. Take in your first IMAX 3D theatre in Myrtle Beach.23. Go shopping at one of three enclosed malls at Myrtle Beach Grand, Inlet Square, or Briarcliffe.24. Try your hand in the Broadway Louie?s, a new gaming arcade at Celebrity Square in Myrtle Beach.25. Take the kids to WonderWorks ? an amusement park for the mind with over 100 hands-on exhibits.This list should keep you and the kids busy for the duration of the storm. If you have any not-to-be-missed ideas for a rainy day be sure to add them in the comments section below.

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.