Houses to Rent This Summer in Surfside Beach

Summer is right around the corner and that means one thing: time for a trip to Surfside Beach! Surfside is known as “The Family Beach,” which means it’s perfect for your entire family to enjoy. Surfside Realty is proud to have over 100 fantastic properties available for rent this summer. Here are a few to consider:

Whispering Sands 311B

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Second row – short walk to the beach
  • Condo
  • Shared pool
  • King size bed
  • WiFi

Kodak Moments

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 baths
  • Sleeps 14
  • Third row – Walk to the Beach
  • House
  • Full outdoor entertainment area
  • Private pool
  • Outdoor living room
  • WiFi

Two Views

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5.5 baths
  • Sleeps 12
  • Oceanfront
  • House
  • Private gated community
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Two living areas
  • Wet bar
  • Fire place
  • Wrap-around covered porch
  • Charcoal grill

 

To rent any of these gorgeous properties, contact a Surfside Realty agent today!

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?

Enter to Win $500 Cash from Surfside Realty!

For the second year in a row, Surfside Realty is proud to be The Official Partner of Vacation Home Rentals for the Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach. Usually, Surfside Realty’s vacation rentals are only offered for full week rentals (Saturday – Saturday), but we're offering a special Carolina Country Music Festival rental rate for the 4 days of the Festival (Thursday – Sunday) so that festival attendees will be able to enjoy our fantastic rentals for the entire festival (June 10-12, 2016, with a kick-off concert on June 9th).

To take advantage of our exclusive Carolina County Music Festival rate, head on over to our events page, and submit the form using the event code “CCMF2016.” For the entire month of April, everyone who books a home for the Carolina Country Music Festival (June 9 - 12) and enters code CCMF2016 on our events page will be entered to win $500 cash! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for chances to earn extra entries to win. Winner will be announced on April 1, 2016.

Benefits of renting with Surfside Realty:

  • A full house or condo that can sleep from 4 – 14 people, so you can be like Sam Hunt and have a house party!
  • Full kitchens with full size refrigerators that you can stock with your favorite snacks and beverages.
  • Many properties sit right on the beach, offer fantastic ocean views, or are within walking distance of the ocean.
  • Properties have a variety of amenities, many have private pools, hot tubs, outdoor grills, outdoor showers, hammocks, flat screen TVs, WiFi, and more!
  • Homes are only a short distance from the festival grounds and can easily be reached by taxi or Uber.

For more info, please visit SurfsideRealty.com or call 1-800-833-8231.

ENTER TO WIN: submit the form to book a vacation rental for June 9 - 12 using the event code “CCMF2016.”

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!

YesWeCAN! Autism-Friendly Events in Surfside Beach

In April, the town of Surfside Beach, SC—recently named a top Autism-friendly travel destination—will be sponsoring a number of events and activities specifically for autism families. Surfside Realty is proud to be a part of this great event!

Families looking to rent a house or condo during their stay in Surfside Beach, are invited to fill out the event form on our website with event code "YesWeCAN" or call us at 1-800-833-8231 so that we may match you up with one of our many autism-friendly vacation rentals. 

Here is the schedule of events for April:

When: April 1, 15 and 22, 10-2pm
What: Family Surf Experience. 
Where: Beach access 13th Avenue South, Surfside Beach SC. 
A supported, safe surfing experience for your child with Autism and the entire family.  Reservations required 2 weeks prior to the event to ensure proper supports and volunteers; by March 15th for the April 1 event, April 1 for the April 15 event and April 8 for the April 22nd event.  Parents should be prepared to go into the water if needed.  Life vests and surf boards provided.  Children with Autism can be on the board alone, or ride tandem.  There will be a “gauntlet” of people that your child will surf through so they will be caught immediately if they fall.  Once you sign-up, you will be contacted to answer a detailed questionnaire about your child with Autism to ensure proper support.

When: April 1, 15 and 22, 11am-1pm
What: Sand Castle Building. 
Where: Beach access 13th Avenue South, Surfside Beach, SC. 
Come and build a sand castle while waiting for your surf experience or watching the surfers.

When: April 2, 10am-2pm
What: Reggie Sanders Foundation Advantage Games
Where: Pelican Stadium, 1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 
The Advantage Games is a one-day private event for our families, sponsors and volunteers. Each game has been carefully designed by ABA therapists to help participants work on their fine/gross motor skills, safety skills, living skills and team building. While the kids are engaged in the games we will have an Informational Fair for the parents to gain information about services that are provided in our area as well as strategies for their child to become self-sufficient and positive members in the community after the school bell and graduation. Learn more & register.

When: April 15 and 22, 4pm to 6pm
What: Ripley’s Sensory Friendly Aquarium
Where: 1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 
House lights up and music and sound effects down, lots of fun to be had.

When: April 16 and 23, 12-2pm
What: Fire House Open House and Cook out
Where: Poplar Drive between Surfside Drive and Pine Street, Surfside Beach SC. 
Come check out the fire trucks and police cars, shoot the firehose, meet Biko the police canine and enjoy a cook out with the area’s finest first responders.  NO sirens!

 

When: April 16 and 23, 10am
What: Sensory-Friendly Showing of Zootopia
Where: Grand 14 in Market Common, 4002 Deville Street, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
Lights up, sound down and children free to move around.  Admission is $5 per person with $1 drinks and $1 popcorn and all concessions available. Phone: (843) 315-2991

When: April 17 and 24, 8-11am
What: Pier Fishing Experience
Where: Surfside Beach pier, the end of Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach SC.
Learn to fish using supplied bait and poles.  Volunteers will be there to help you catch some fish.

April 23, 10 am
Spanky’s Ride for Autism Awareness. 
For those motorcycle enthusiasts, the ride begins and ends at Aynor Park N Main St, Aynor, SC 29511 (973) 917-9058 Registration 10am-11:30am, Ride Begins at noon. 
$15 entrance, $5 additional passengers. Cookout follows the ride, non-rider’s plates for $5.

To learn more about Surfside’s autism-friendly properties, fill out our events form with event code “YesWeCAN” or call 1-800-83-8231.

Houses to Rent for the Carolina Country Music Festival

Surfside is proud to be the Official Partner of Vacation Home Rentals for the 2nd year in a row for the Carolina Country Music Festival! We’re offering exclusive 4-day rental blocks specifically for festival goers for June 10 – 12, 2016. To learn more, click over to our “events” page and fill out the form, using “CCMF2016” as the event code.

Here are a few of the amazing houses available for you to rent!

Windswept 104 – Surfside Beach, SC

Studio / 1 Bathroom

Sleeps: Up to 4

Features: Shared pool, oceanfront views, private balcony, 1st floor, non-smoking, dishwasher, washer / dryer

Cape Coddages I 107 – Surfside Beach, SC

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms

Sleeps: Up to 6

Features: shared pool, shared grill, private balcony, outdoor shower, non-smoking, washer / dryer.

Sandy Clam – Surfside Beach, SC

4 Bedrooms / 3.5 Bathrooms

Sleeps: Up to 12

Features: Pet friendly, elevator, Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, outdoor shower, sun deck, fenced-in yard, Jacuzzi tub

Southern Elegance – Garden City Beach, SC

7 Bedrooms / 7.5 Bathrooms

Sleeps: Up to 18

Features: Elevator, 2 oceanfront master suites, 2 wet bars, 60” smart TVs, high speed internet access, washer / dryer, dishwasher, private pool, dog friendly, non-smoking.

Blessed View – Surfside Beach, SC

6 Bedrooms / 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps: Up to 14

Features: Oceanfront deck, hot tub, wet bar, wireless internet, 2 oceanfront master bedrooms, non-smoking, Jacuzzi, dishwasher.

For more details about these or any of our other available homes, click HERE, fill out the form using “CCMF2016” as the event code and one of our agents will contact you shortly!

Carolina Country Music Festival

This 4-day musical event happening June 10 - 12, 2016 in Myrtle Beach, SC is sure to make you "kick the dust up!" This is one of the biggest weeks for country music with its biggest stars. This year's headliners are Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line. Other confirmed artists are Cole Swindell, Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses, Michael Ray, and more!2016 no doubt is bound to be even bigger and better! Surfside Realty is proud to be named The Official Partner of Vacation Home Rentals. Enjoy all the amenities of home when you stay at one of our spacious condos or homes in South Myrtle Beach close to all the action of the festival but far enough away to feel like you're on vacation!

Get your tickets to the Carolina Country Music Festival here. Contact Surfside Realty for exclusive festival rates!

What to Pack for Your Winter Beach Trip

For many families, winter is the best time to visit the beach. The crowds are significantly thinner, the temperatures are not so sweltering, and the prices are often much lower than what you’d find during the summer. But visiting during the winter means packing slightly differently than you would if you were vacationing during the summer.

Here’s our breakdown of what to pack for your winter beach vacation to Surfside Beach.

Bathing Suit.

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still try to splash around in the water! Yes, it’s going to be a bit on the chilly side, but does it really count as a beach trip if you don’t at least try to get in the water? Plus, many of our vacation rentals include pools with optional pool heat.

Layers, Lots of Layers.

Winter in Surfside Beach means that temperatures will vary. Oftentimes, you’ll find it chilly in the morning, warm by the afternoon, and chilly again in the evening. Pack lots of options so that you can add or remove layers, depending on the temperature at different points of the day.

Umbrellas.

Winter in the South means that you’re more likely to encounter rain. Prepare by packing umbrellas, galoshes, rain coats, or anything else you think you’ll need to shield you from the elements.

Beach Shoes.

We South Carolinians swear by our flip-flops. Even on the off chance we get snow, most of us will still venture out of the house in our treasured sandals. But it’s smart to have a pair of boat shoes or slip ons that you can wear on the beach to keep your feet warm if it’s chilly.

Start planning your winter vacation with Surfside Realty!

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.