What to Do On Your Spring Vacation In Myrtle Beach

So you’ve booked your spring vacation at one of our beach homes but aren’t sure what to do besides, well, hitting the beach? While a beach vacation can certainly consist of lounging on the sand or playing beach volleyball all day, it certainly doesn’t have to. If you’re looking to add some adventure to your vacation and spice things up, take a read at our list of suggestions in terms of what to do during the month of March. 

Myrtle Beach Marathon (March 7th):

Whether you’re an avid marathon runner or simply enjoy meeting new people and experiencing the local Myrtle Beach energy, this marathon is sure to please. This annual event attracts thousands of racers from across the country! In fact, many runners use this race as their qualifying race to the Boston Marathon, so it’s kind of a big deal. All participants will get 20% off food and non-alcoholic drinks, so buy your ticket today. 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 14th):

Myrtle Beach’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will attract over 40,000 viewers, so expect lots of spirit! The parade starts at 9 am and is followed by live music, children’s rides, and amusements until 4 pm. Enjoy crafts and services on display from numerous vendors at this high-energy event. 

Run to the Sun Car Show (March 19th-21st):

This three-day event featuring classic cars is one of the largest in the southeast. Even if you aren’t a car enthusiast, you’ll be pleased to know this event raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In fact, this event has donated more than $1.8 million to charities since its founding in 1987. So go support a good cause a donate a bit of money at this heartwarming event! 

Enjoy the Pool and Outdoor Areas:

While events are certainly fun to attend, perhaps you want to make the most of your vacation rental. Some of our favorite things to do include: grill a new recipe with your family, host a pool party, ask each guest to bring their favorite dish to your place where you can host a bar-b-que, and enjoy a quiet afternoon reading poolside. 

Walk Along Broadway at the Beach:

Enjoy outdoor shopping, entertainment, attractions, and dine at any of the 20+ restaurants. Whether you’re enjoying a girl’s trip, family vacation, or celebrating spring break, there’s something for everyone here! 

Visit the Aquarium:

If you’re looking for a cool indoor activity the whole family will enjoy, take a trip to Ripley’s Aquarium. There are countless exhibits, experiences, places to eat, and a kid’s playground. Escape the heat with a refreshing trip to the aquarium! 

What’s your favorite way to break up a standard beach trip? Do you enjoy making the most of the beach and your vacation home, or do you like to adventure and experience all the events Myrtle Beach has to offer?

Perfect Spring and Summer Rentals You Need to Book Now

Bleak winter days will soon be giving way to sunny spring and summer beach days! Are you ready? We certainly are. While winter is a cozy time to connect with family and sip hot coffee, there’s a special element to warm, sunny days that cannot be replaced. If you’re dreaming of a beach vacation, use this post as a guide for your next beach trip. From pet-friendly to oceanfront to affordable and everything in between, we have you covered! 

A Copa Banana

The spacious exterior porches and private pool are just the tip of the iceberg at this incredible vacation home. A wet bar, perfect for outdoor grilling, a pool party, and watching a live sports game on the tv, rests in the pool area. This 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom vacation home is just a few steps from the sandy shore. Trust us, this is the ultimate beach home you don’t want to pass up, especially if you’re having a family gathering or a spring vacation with friends. 

Beach Dreams

You’ll have sweet dreams of the beach while staying at this dreamy vacation home. This 2nd-row home offers unobstructed ocean views at an approachable price point, starting at $1,760/week. The spacious decks are optimal for anything and everything – from enjoying morning coffee to sipping an evening glass of wine as the sun sinks down and the waves crash against the shore. This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom beach home is perfect for medium-sized groups who want an affordable vacation without missing the gorgeous ocean views. 

License to Chill

You officially have permission to chill by the saltwater pool, on any of the three porches, or anywhere else your heart desires. If we haven’t already tempted you enough, this stunning home is 25% off throughout April, so snag it before dates are filled. This 5 bedroom vacation home is perfect for a girl’s trip, spring/summer family vacation, and everything in between. Will we see you there? 

Seventh Heaven

Seventh Heaven is newly renovated, oceanfront, and pet-friendly! Surfside Beach is known as the “family beach” and what’s a family without a dog? We believe you shouldn’t have to pay excess fees to board your pet just to take a vacation. Take your pet with you and they’re sure to enjoy the beach just as much as you do! You don’t want to pass up a stay at this oceanfront home featuring a private pool starting at just $1650/week. 

Summer Breeze:

Catch plenty of summer breezes at one of our newest vacation homes! Enjoy a private pool and gorgeous balcony space just a couple of steps from the beach. There’s ample space around the pool to host a cookout or simply enjoy a relaxing afternoon. If this 7 bedroom, 2nd-row home is calling your name, we encourage you to reserve your desired dates before availability is filled. 

Have you booked your spring vacation or summer getaway yet? If not, let one of these stunning beach homes host you in sunny Surfside Beach. We cannot wait to see you there! 

6 NEW Beach Homes Available to Rent Soon!

Surfside Realty is adding 6 new vacations home to its rental program in the near future. The team is working hard to complete these homes for the 2020 season and we’re so excited to share them with you! Whether you’ve stayed at one of our rentals before, are looking to spice up your beach vacation with a new home, or have never stayed in one of our rentals before, we encourage you to take a look at the new homes that will be available. 

Anchor of the Soul: 

Located in beautiful Murrells Inlet, Anchor of the Soul rests right on the oceanfront. The house is modernly designed, featuring barn doors on either side of a grand southern staircase. In addition, this ocean-front home includes a private pool, a hot tub, an outdoor kitchen and grill area, and two outdoor showers. This 15-bedroom home is perfect for large family gatherings and celebrations. Enjoy a cookout on any of the 5 outdoor porches, read a book on the screened-in porch, and enjoy some competition in the game room. You’ll feel like royalty at this magnificent ocean-front property. 

Beach-A-Holic

This 2nd-row beach home offers an approachable price point without compromise. You’ll enjoy a beautifully designed modern interior that will feel like both home and an elegant vacation home. A private pool abides by the premises which is perfect for a lazy afternoon or an evening grilling session. Beach-A-Holic also offers three porches so you’re sure to squeeze in some time reading, sipping coffee, and catching up with family or friends. You don’t want to pass up a stay at this incredible home. 

Coastal Living:

 Coastal Living is a 2nd-row beach home that rests in Murrells Inlet. It features a private pool, 6 exterior porches, and professionally maintained grounds. Enjoy all the comforts of home plus some in this gorgeous new home. This 8-bedroom vacation home is the perfect place to host a family reunion or invite a handful of your best friends to spend a relaxing week at the beach. 

Miss Independence:

 This immaculate ocean-front beach homes offers both ocean and marsh views from either side. Enjoy cozy evenings by the private pool, a game night in the media room, and a cookout by one of the three wet bars. This 9-bedroom home is sure to become your new go-to vacation home in Garden City. Book Miss Independence for an unforgettable spring or summer vacation. 

Susan’s Oasis

Susan’s Oasis is almost completely constructed and ready for guests. This ocean-front vacation home offers two exterior ocean-front porches, perfect for cozy sunsets and outdoor dinners. Industrial lighting and marble backsplash complement white kitchen cabinets. The living room and several bedrooms offer unparalleled beach views. You’ll want to permanently move into Susan’s Oasis in no time. 

Have you planned your spring or summer beach vacation yet? If not, we encourage you to book it now before your desired dates are taken and the beach home is fully booked. Surfside looks forward to hosting you soon!

Top 10 Dog-Friendly Beach Houses In Myrtle Beach

One of the most frequently asked questions we get on our Facebook page and Instagram comments is, “Is this home dog-friendly?” While we have quite a few pet-friendly homes, 33 to be exact, we have picked out the 10 most popular dog-friendly homes so you can bring your furry friend with you on your next beach vacation. Take a peek at our round-up below and book your favorite on your next Surfside Beach vacation. 

Seas the Day North:

This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom beach home is just steps from the beach. Have a cookout by the private pool and enjoy a relaxing midday book as you lounge poolside. This modest beach home offers an exterior shower for the messiest of beach days and two exterior porches so you’re sure to catch the perfect sunrise over a warm cup of coffee. 

It’s a Wonderful Life:

Starting at just $686 per month, this vacation home offers 3 modern bedrooms and bathrooms. You’ll have access to all basic kitchen amenities, wifi, TV’s, and most of the comforts of home here. Please note that pets are allowed at an extra fee. 

Portofino II 315A:

You’ll have ocean-views galore at Portofino II. This vacation home encompasses ocean-forward porches complimented with outdoor furniture, perfect for your morning cup of coffee or late-evening grilling needs. Also available to you is a pool, covered parking, and all the basic comforts of home in this 4-bedroom home. 

Shore Perfection:

Ocean-front breezes and sunrises await you at Shore Perfection. Not only will you have a slice of ocean-front heaven, but you’ll have your own private walkway to the beach. Don’t forget to enjoy evenings poolside at the private pool or on the extended ocean-forward deck. You’ll be in heaven here!

Sea Gullable:

If you’re looking for a spacious, modern, pet-friendly, and ocean-front house, meet Sea Gullable! This beach home wouldn’t be complete without a private pool, gracious porches, and an extravagant master bedroom. You can’t afford NOT to book a stay here! 

Beach Music:

A second-row beach home gives way to a refreshing private pool, relaxing exterior porches, and covered parking spaces. If a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom beach home sounds like just the right fit for you, you’re going to love all that Beach Music has to offer! 

Stingray:

Stingray is an alluring ocean-blue beach home that rests right on the edge of the shore. One stay at this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home and we’re sure you’ll be hesitant to leave it. We’re excited to announce that we will be adding a private pool to this gorgeous home for the 2020 season! If you haven’t booked your spring vacation or summer stay here, do it now before availability fills up! 

Seagrass Bungalow:

This popular destination is filling up so quickly! So, if you want to plant your roots here for a week, make sure to secure your space today! Seagrass Bungalow has a very approachable price point, is pet-friendly, and offers 3 beautiful bedrooms. If you’re looking for a beach house that is only steps from the beach and won’t break the bank, book a stay here today!

Blue Hawaiian:

Even during the peak spring season, this 2nd-row is available to rent for under $3k! Plus, this home is not lacking in the amenity category. In fact, it shines above many others with 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and a private pool.  If you’re looking for a homely, vibrant beach house with a relaxing pool, book a week’s stay at Blue Hawaiian! 

Seventh Heaven:

An ocean-front beach home meets a stunning, modern interior at Seventh Heaven. In fact, this vacation home was newly renovated for 2019! You’ll have access to oceanside and streetside covered porches, which are perfect for an easy evening or a light read. Plus, take full advantage of the private pool which is optimal for a cookout, afternoon swim, or a mid-morning tanning session. You’ll have a private walkway to access the beach right from the living room. This is one luxurious beach home you don’t want to miss! 

Have you booked your beach vacation yet? If you’re still looking for the perfect space that meets all your needs, turn your attention to these popular pet-friendly vacation homes! We hope to host you soon!

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Spark Motivation

Not only is December the end of 2019, it is the end of an entire decade! We’re just as astounded as you are that the early 2000’s hair scrunchies are back in style and happy that flared jeans and tank tops haven’t come back in style. Jokes (or not) aside, as cliche as it sounds, the beginning of the decade is the perfect time to refresh your goals. We strive to keep it real on our blog and content, so we’re sharing 5 New Year, New Decade, New You suggestions to make your life fuller. 

Spice Up Your Health Routine: Do you feel like going to the gym is a punishment? If so, that’s not a long-term solution to maintaining a healthy body. And truthfully, we want you to enjoy each day. So, instead of signing up for a costly gym membership, invite a friend to go running or walking with you on the beach. There is a slew of body-weighted workouts you can incorporate after your cardio session as well. Since it is the middle of winter, you can also sign up for ClassPass for a couple of months which allows you to attend a gym without signing a contract! Your first month is free and after that, you simply pay for the number of points you wish to have (which can be changed at any point). Just ask a friend to join you at the gym, and try out a bunch of different classes. You’ll likely find a new favorite workout class and make new friends! Plus, you can cancel at any time without dealing with face-to-face interaction.  

Perfect Your Cooking Skills: Not only is cooking your own meals healthier, but it’s also heaps more cost-efficient. So, if one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to be more thrifty with your money, you’ll be killing two birds with one stone so to speak. Perhaps you aren’t a great cook or don’t enjoy spending much time in the kitchen. Thankfully, recipes have significantly evolved and improved over the decade, and there are 30-minute recipes, 1-pot recipes, and recipes tailored to any and every diet style. One thing we’ve learned about home cooking is that we know exactly what goes into our dishes and how cleanly it was prepared. Plus, the leftovers make a delicious lunch. In other words, you won’t be ordering lunch from GrubHub to be delivered to the office. All in all, cooking is such a rewarding technique to commit to perfecting. 

Develop a New Hobby: A new hobby doesn’t have to be extreme, such as learning to skydive. Simple hobbies bring just as much joy (and less fear) than extreme ones. For example, perhaps gardening is one skill you’d like to perfect. If so, visit your local plant shop and choose your favorite vegetables to plant. Spring time, just around the corner, is the perfect opportunity to plant tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, broccoli, eggplant, and beets. Take a look at this article for other suggestions and tips. On the other hand, since you live so close to the beach, take a morning stroll to search for shark’s teeth, unique shells, and beach glass. You can interest the kids in making necklaces and bracelets with small shells, and glue shark’s teeth onto paper and place it in a frame to add to your beach decor collection. 

Declutter and Revamp: On the topic of beach decor, have you been contemplating going Joanna Gaines on your house and having a full interior refresh? Is your great grandmother’s chair awkwardly clashing with your modern furniture? Perhaps you’ve been wanting to paint the kitchen or put up beach-themed wallpaper. If so, take this opportunity to donate your less than favorite pieces of decor and invest in modern beach-style elements that speak to you! After all, it’s so exciting to come home to a space that you absolutely love. It makes rainy days in and house parties much more exciting! 

Take a Vacation: We’re all guilty of grinding it out at work and neglecting to make downtime for ourselves and family. If you feel like that sentence was directly aimed at you, we’re giving you permission (and maybe even a strong suggestion) to plan a relaxing seaside vacation or staycation. Not only are vacations proven to reduce stress and reduce the risk of heart disease, but it’s the perfect opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and create new memories. If you have a favorite niece who you haven’t seen in ages, plan a beach trip together. It’ll be the perfect opportunity for you both to relax and have a great time together! 

With this decade coming to an end, the Surfside Realty team wishes you a prosperous and healthy new decade! What goals do you plan to achieve over the course of this year? 

Cozy Monthly Beach Rentals

Are you looking for a home away from home this winter? If you’re looking to spend a month in a warm climate where the waves kiss the sandy shore, look no further than Surfside’s beach rentals. In this post, we’ve compiled the 5 most homely and stunning beach homes for a range of preferences. 

19th Hole: If you’re looking for a large oceanfront house, this 5-bedroom home is your match! It comes with ocean forward porches that are perfect for sipping your morning cup of coffee and reading a book in the mid-afternoon. You can gaze out at the pool below and the ocean ahead as you soak in the Southern sun. 19th Hole is equipped with basic kitchen amenities so you can cook as much as you please. On the contrary, Garden City Pier is just 2 miles away and is chock full of restaurants. 

Sunny Days: At Sunny Days, you’ll find ocean forward covered porches on the first and second level amongst a beautifully maintained yard and private pool. This 5-bedroom home includes high speed internet, televisions, and all basic kitchen and living amenities. Nestled on the 2nd row, Sunny Days hits the perfect price point for beachgoers looking to spend an extended at the beach without compromising style. 

Shore Perfection: This ocean-forward beach home is perfect for a scenic beach trip. It includes a private walkway to the beach so you can catch the sunrise, sunset, or take a mid-afternoon stroll to the Surfside Pier. You’ll be pleased to know that pets are allowed at this vacation home, so bring your furry friend along! 

Moonlight Surf: This bright yellow beach home is perfect for soaking in the salt air and listening to the waves crash against the shore. It offers 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with basic kitchen and living amenities. You’ll find the exterior porches are perfect for grilling, reading, and sipping an afternoon cup of tea. Situated on the 2nd-row, this home is just a short walk from the sandy shore. 

Hide-N-Sea: Hide-N-Sea is the perfect oceanfront, 5-bedroom house for those looking to soak in as many ocean views as possible. Wake up early for a breathtaking sunrise and spend the rest of your day shopping and exploring the town! Although this vacation home is equipped with basic kitchen amenities, we invite you to experience Myrtle Beach’s restaurant scene. Once you spend a month here, you’re not going to want to leave! 

Are you thinking of booking a monthly rental? If any of these properties strike your eye or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re happy to help you choose a rental that works well for your budget, dates, and taste. We look forward to hosting you soon! 

Healthy Eating Hacks That Actually Work

According to polls across the internet, the top two New Year Resolutions set by Americans are: eat healthier and get more exercise. While we just published a blog post on the later, this post sheds light on how you can eat healthier by making small changes. It’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s body is significantly different, so try out different options and see what works best for you. And know that just because a food is healthy, (i.e. broccoli) doesn’t mean it won’t cause bloating and digestion issues in certain individuals. So, get to know your body and find a healthy lifestyle tailored to you!

Healthy Alternatives: One of the biggest problems with eating healthy in the winter is that we tend to crave comfort food. Plus, during the holidays, you’re surrounded by tasty pies, mac and cheese, and sugary treats. While you should definitely treat yourself during the holidays, you should do so in moderation and balance it out with healthier options. A healthy alternative to a blueberry pie is a homemade tart made with almond flour, fresh blueberries boiled and mashed on the stove, and topped with light reddi whip. Instead of loading a green bean casserole with sodium-induced soup and crispy onions, keep it wholesome by using fresh green beans, homemade mushroom gravy, and top it with wholegrain bread crumbs. The bottom line is, you shouldn’t be depriving yourself of your favorite dishes, you should just find little ways to make those dishes healthier. 

Wholesome Snacks: Snacking between meals isn’t a bad thing so long as the snack is healthy (i.e. not Lays potato chips). Make a veggie platter with hummus, enjoy yogurt, have an apple with peanut butter, roasted chickpeas, or protein bar (with no added sugar). If you’re unsure if a packaged snack is healthy or not, look at the ingredients label – the fewer and more wholesome ingredients the better! Items that have 0g of trans fat and low saturated fat are idea. Plus, fiber rich foods lower the total carbohydrates. For example, if a granola bar has 26g of carbohydrates and 6g of fiber, the net carbohydrates are 20g. 

Find Your Favorites: Train your mind to realize that eating healthy doesn’t mean eating bland, unsatisfying food. Let it be known that you don’t have to eat a salad everyday to be healthy. There are so many delicious, healthy alternatives on the market these days! If you’re ever unsure what ingredients to pick, browse the organic or natural isle at your local grocery store. Check out delicious food blogs to get a list of tasty and wholesome recipes. (Psst, they also feature incredible desserts and snacks). This particular blog features seasonal, healthy dishes tailored to any diet, ingredient, or lifestyle. Your favorite meals such as pizza, pasta, and tacos can all be customized to fit a nutritious lifestyle. 

Just Don’t Buy It: You’ve likely heard the saying before, but it’s so true: If it isn’t in your pantry, you won’t be tempted to eat it. You may be thinking, “Yes, but what if I’m sitting on the couch and craving chocolate?” Surprisingly, this will happen less than you think. Trust us. Furthermore, how many times have you found yourself looking in the pantry and randomly come across a candy bar you forgot all about? Now that you’ve seen it, you’re going to be more tempted to eat it at some point soon. Unfortunately, if it wasn’t in the pantry in the first place, you wouldn’t have seen it and you wouldn’t feel the temptation to indulge. The bottom line is, just don’t buy it at the grocery store in the first place! With that said, you should treat yourself in moderation. Perhaps set a goal for yourself such as: no snacking after dinner, no chocolate until Thursday, or only have a glass or two of wine on the weekends. 

Distract Yourself: Of course, if you’re legitimately hungry, you should eat. However, sometimes mindless snacking is a horrible downfall. If you find yourself doing this get up and do something different! Put a load of laundry in the washing machine, wash the dishes in the sink, take your dog out for a walk, call your friend, or straighten up the living room. It’s amazing how interrupting your thought pattern can change your mindset. You’ll be proud of yourself for surpassing those added calories you didn’t technically need. 

What goals will you be setting for yourself in terms of eating healthier? Whether its controlling the portion size, cutting back on alcohol, or choosing healthier snacks, commit to it and stick to it! 

Kick Your Butt Into Shape (Literally) With These Beach-Friendly Workouts

The new year is just around the corner, believe it or not! If you’re anything like us, you have “workout more often” or “sculpt abs for summer” on your resolution list. Even if you’re just looking to spice up your workout routine, the beach is an awesome place to do it. Kick your butt into shape with these body-weighted, beach-friendly, totally challenging workouts. 

HIIT workouts: HIIT workouts are proven to burn more calories both during a workout and throughout the rest of your day. You’ll burn more fat and calories in a fraction of the time you would on a 3 mile run. Start by getting your heart rate up with cardio – this can be a short jog, burpees, jumping jacks, or high knees. From there, incorporate body-weighted exercises such as lunges, squats, bicycle crunches, and shoulder tap push ups in between short cardio series. By alternating between cardio and strength training, you won’t get bored with your workout and you’ll burn an insane amount of calories burned in just 30-45 minutes. This is perfect for those looking for an interesting workout with proven results. Chloe Ting has some incredible HIIT workouts with a great playlist to keep your motivated! Plus, this 25 minute workout can burn up to 360 calories which is a fraction of the time you would have to spend on the treadmill to burn the same amount. 

Strength Training: If you’re still following the strength training rule of “train a different muscle group each day” (as you should!), pick a muscle group you want to work out each day. For example, Monday, you may work on your back, shoulders, and arms. Tuesday, you may do an ab workout. Wednesday might be the day you work your booty and legs. Thursday you can do a chest, core, and arms workout. And wrap up the week by doing a full body workout on Friday. Don’t forget to give yourself a rest day or two for your muscles to recover. Check out this video from Emi Wong which features 8 Quick Travel Workouts! 

30-Day Challenge: Challenges are the perfect workouts to keep you on track and on a scheduled fitness routine. They hold you accountable for showing up and working out frequently. Blogilates has an incredible selection of 30-day challenge workouts, ranging from a 100 glute challenge to a 100 ab challenge that targets slightly different muscles by incorporating different workouts each day. And you guessed it – no matter what exercise you’re doing on a particular day, whether that be day 1 or day 25, you’ll be doing 100 of them. But don’t let that intimidate you! We have faith in you. Remember, it’s all about mind over matter. 

Power Yoga: Sure, yoga can be practiced for meditation, but it can also be used to burn many calories while adding flexibility and blood flow to your muscles. Yoga is incredible in terms of its effects on your mind and body. By practicing yoga a few times a week, you will sleep better, feel less stressed, improve flexibility and strength, and so many more heart and mind-healthy benefits. Check out this PopSugar power flow video for tight abs and a toned butt. Or, challenge yourself with this 45 minute power yoga workout led by west coast fitness trainer, Michelle Goldstein, for the ultimate sweaty yoga practice. 

No matter your fitness level, we can all benefit from moving our bodies for at least 30 minutes a day. If you feel stuck in a rut with your current routine or are having trouble motivating yourself to workout, try one (or all) of these workout on the beach. After all, there couldn’t be a better view in front of you!

5 Perfect Beach Homes to Bring the Family Together

Do you take the holidays as an opportunity to bring the family together? Perhaps you are looking to invite extended family, out of town guests, or have a simple immediate family gathering. No matter how big or small you like to celebrate, nothing else compares to cozy family moments, baking family recipes, and keeping each other’s hearts full. Make the occasion a bit more special by hosting a family gathering at the beach! In this post, we’ve listed 5 vacation homes that are perfect for hosting family celebrations.

Gathering Place: If the name doesn’t scream “family gathering,” we don’t know what does! This 2nd-row vacation home features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, incredible ocean views from both balconies, and an extravagant pool area for grilling and setting up buffet-style homemade dishes. Since this home offers quick beach access, we invite you to throw on a coat and watch the sunrise and/or sunset as they are somehow more spectacular in the winter! Gathering Place is the perfect home to host a Christmas Party or New Year’s Party where guests can come together to celebrate and also have a cozy and quiet bedroom to retreat to in the evening. 

Family Traditions: Family Traditions is the perfect vacation home to start a new family tradition at! Imagine grilling on the balcony while gazing out at the crashing waves at this incredible oceanfront beach home. This home features 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a private walkway to the beach and a private pool area. We’re certain you’ll enjoy making your favorite family recipes in this modern kitchen featuring a lovely dining room table. One of our favorite things to do is ask each person to make their favorite dish and share it with everyone else! Not only does this make for a delicious dinner but it means the cooking will be split evenly and everyone will get a taste of incredible food. Family Traditions is booked in November but is available for the entire month of December start at $1,870/week. 

Family Times Two: Are you looking for an expansive beach home without the price tag? Meet Family Times Two! This 5 bedroom vacation home is just as stunning as any other but is available for as low as $1,136/week. You’ll still have access to a private pool area for grilling and mingling as well as exterior porches for toasting with drinks and serving horderves. Right now, Family Times Two is available to rent for both Thanksgiving and Christmas time! Book your stay here before availability is full! 

Portofino II 317C: Almost too good to be true, this stunning oceanfront beach home is available for $886/week throughout 2019! If you’re looking for a budget-friendly and luxurious place to invite your friends and family, you’ve just found your match made in heaven! Four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms make Portofino II 317C perfect for mid-sized family gatherings. Visit the embedded link to reserve your special vacation before vacancy is filled. 

It’s A Wonderful Life: This pet-friendly vacation home is one of the most budget-friendly and stylish places we have to offer! Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself! Available to rent for only $686 throughout the rest of this year, It’s A Wonderful Life lives up to its name! With just a short walk to the beach, 3 bedrooms, and an airy kitchen and living room, this home is the perfect destination for family occasions. You’ll find cooking to be a breeze while enjoying open-ended conversations and sharing your favorite memories. And who knows, you might find yourself returning here year after year to celebrate with loved ones. 

Will you be celebrating the holidays at Surfside Beach? We hope so! We cannot wait to host you. If you have questions about specific vacation homes and availability, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! 

How to Visit Surfside Beach On a Budget

Traveling expenses can add up quite quickly as you likely know. So, how can you cut costs without cutting out fun? It’s actually quite simple! You’ll still enjoy all the beach has to offer without compromising too much. After all, the beach is the main attraction and it’s completely free! When it comes to dining out, having drinks and shopping, costs quickly rise. So, let’s talk about pinching pennies. 

First and foremost, visit the Specials & Deals page to find a vacation home or condo on sale. You’ll find discounts such as 20% off your first weekly stay, linens included with your stay, a free Sun Lover’s Package, and so much more. This feature is highly customizable, too. You can put in the date range you’re looking to visit, the type of property you want to book, and the number of bedrooms you need. If you’re traveling with a furry friend or want a private, heated pool, that’s a feature you’re also able to select. Plus, if you have flexibility on your travel dates, you’re more likely to find the home you’re looking for in your budget. 

As we alluded to earlier in this post, dining out can quickly ramp up costs. At Surfside Realty, All of our vacation homes are equipped with a kitchen, so you can purchase all your ingredients from the local grocery store and whip up a fantastic meal. In our humble opinion, cooking is so rewarding and fun! You can assign tasks to each person and create a custom meal that everyone loves while accounting for dietary restrictions and allergies. Even Aunt Mary who can’t cook to save her life can mash up avocados and squeeze lime juice into a bowl to make a tasty guacamole dip. If you have children or a large group of people, home cooking makes for fun activity that everyone can enjoy. 

The time of year you visit has a huge impact on prices. In general, it will be a bit more expensive to book a vacation home in the summer months than it will be to book in fall and winter. That’s right – that means NOW is the perfect time to book a beach stay at Surfside Beach! And thankfully, Surfside is blessed with mild autumns and winters, so you’ll still be able to walk on the beach even if you can’t bust out your bikini. Plus, there are plenty of activities to immerse yourself in, such as live music events, many of which are free or relatively inexpensive. Regardless, you’ll find a healthy selection of homes for a discounted rate this time of year. 

The more the merrier, right? Consider making your beach trip one for a large family reunion or a group of friends who are looking to celebrate spring break on a budget. The more people you invite, the cheaper it will be for each individual. Plus, you’ll be able to play fun group games, share your favorite memories, and get to know each other well. Who knows, you might make new friends who will accompany you to the beach in the years to come. 

One smart way to save money is to plan out the activities that you really want to do and allocate costs to each. From there, you can add up each and determine your approximate total cost. If it’s over your desired budget, consider eliminating that round of mini golf and hosting a movie night at the beach house instead. By estimating your total budget, you won’t have a surprise credit card bill that’s more than you can manage. 

To conclude, the beach should be a relaxing place, not one where you feel stressed about money, work, or anything else. So be thrifty with your budget before you hit the road so you won’t have any surprises when you come home. Hashtag adulting, right? Just remember to have fun and allow yourself to splurge a bit here and there. After all, it’s not every day that you’re at the beach.