Choosing a Local Vacation Rental Company

When it comes to making your vacation plans you may be tempted to get a “package deal” that includes your airline, rental car and accommodations but you won’t be saving nearly as much money as you’re led to believe. There are plenty of reasons why you’re far better off working with a local vacation rental company than something nationwide or based in another state or country, and we’ll tell you some of them right here.

Choosing a Local Vacation Rental Company1. One of the biggest reasons is that a local vacation rental company is right here, on-site, should you have any problems. You won’t need to be calling any 1-800 numbers to get things remedied should issues arise.

2. Everyone that works at a vacation rental company like Beachcomber Vacations live in the area so they can answer just about any question you may have about the area and make recommendations, too! That is priceless!

3. A local company can provide you with discount tickets on area events and local golf package deals. You’re not going to get that from a national chain.

4. If you have a question prior to making your reservations, just call and ask us. We’re here and if you need more details about a certain rental or would like an additional photo perhaps, all you need to do is ask!

5. You’re more likely to find special deals on local vacation rentals, depending upon when you’re coming, as well as pet-friendly properties.

Choosing a Local Vacation Rental Company6. When you book a vacation rental from a local company you’ll get exactly what was advertised. That’s not always the case when a third party like Traveltown, Pricebox or RentalsRUs are advertising a property. Many people arrive only to find the pool their were looking forward to using is closed for maintenance or repairs.

7. The Internet has made it just as convenient for local rental companies to show their inventories online as it is for the national companies so take advantage of that. In most cases the photos, descriptions and rates of local vacation rental companies will be more up-to-date and current.

8. If you’re looking for something special to do just ask us! We almost always have our finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the Grand Strand area at any given time throughout the year.

It’s good to know you can still get down home service and Southern hospitality from businesses. When you call Beachcomber Vacations you’ll find both. Give us a call at 1-800-334-3798 if we can help you with your vacation plans and reservations.

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The Secret of How to Find Newly Listed Real Estate

Where to find a RealtorWhen you want to be among the first in line at hearing about newly listed North Myrtle Beach real estate, for instance, you need to be plugged into the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) database like only a Realtor like Beachcomber Vacations is. When you have a Realtor in your corner, working on your behalf, you can be assured you’ll find out often and early about the new properties hitting the market that meet your criteria. That’s something you just don’t have access to when you’re doing your own search.

How many times have you found a property online but by the time you found a Realtor to work with you’ve learned it’s already under contract? That can be so frustrating, we know. Time and time again we see the disappointment on the faces of people coming to us with hope that we’ll take them to see a property they found online.

Sadly, many of the real estate websites on the Internet are not as up to date as the MLS database is so there are many properties online that have already been sold while most of the just listed properties aren’t displayed yet. When you’re working with your own Realtor you’ll find out about these properties long before they’re ever posted on the Internet and that will give you the jump on finding that perfect property you’ve been looking for.

If you’re hoping to find North Myrtle Beach real estate give us a call at 1-800-334-3798 and let us help you get a jump on the newest of listings available. It could make all the difference in finding that ideal piece of real estate.

8 Fun Must-Do Things in North Myrtle Beach

If you’re here on vacation or you’re here looking at real estate because you’re interested in the North Myrtle Beach condos for sale that we have, we know you’re going to want to make the most of your time here. You can’t spend 24/7 looking at real estate! Go out and enjoy yourself while you’re here.

North Myrtle Beach condos for saleIf you’ve never been on a fishing charter, give it a try and you’ll have a blast! Hurricane Fleet Fishing Center, in Calabash would be happy to take you out deep sea fishing, sightseeing, or to enjoy a scenic cruise. Give them a call at 800-373-2004 for rates and more information.

For those that haven’t played miniature golf since they were kids, you’ll enjoy knowing it’s evolved through the years to something way more fun. Mayday Golf is "Home of the Big Yellow Airplane." It’s a tropical island setting with two 18 hole courses, voted Best Survival Course on Travel Channel's mini golf madness. Fun for golfers young and old, can you survive the mini golf adventure of a lifetime at Mayday Golf? Located at 715 Highway 17N in North Myrtle Beach.

Come ride horses on some of our most private beaches. Inlet Point Plantation Stables on 5800 Little River Neck Rd., North Myrtle Beach, would love to take you our horseback riding. Tours include guides that are knowledgeable in the area’s history and will lead you on a guided tour along some of the area’s most secluded beaches.

North Myrtle Beach condos for saleIf you’re looking for a fitness facility check out the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center at 1100 2nd Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach. For more info call 843-281-3737.

For anyone into yoga, the Yoga Divita is at 1030 Possum trot Rd., North Myrtle Beach. Give them a call at 843-283-2827.

And definitely check out what's going on at Alabama Theatre at 4750 Hwy. 17S, North Myrtle Beach. They've been voted #1 for live theatre in the whole Myrtle Beach area by locals and visitors alike!

These are just some of the most fun events there are in the North Myrtle Beach area. Take in as many as you can. When you find the property you want to buy from among our North Myrtle Beach condos for sale that will cause for celebration and there are many, many restaurants and nightclubs in the area where you can celebrate. If you have any questions about the properties you see on our site, just give Beachcomber Vacations a call at 1-800-334-3798 and we'd be happy to answer them.

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New Year's Eve Events in North Myrtle Beach

It’s not too soon to be making your New Year’s Eve plans especially when it comes to where you’re going to spend the evening. There are so many things taking place in the North Myrtle Beach area that there’s just no good excuse to stay home and go to bed early. Get together with your friends and plan on bringing the New Year in together. Here’s some ideas to get you started.

North Myrtle Beach rentals for New Year's Eve1. Stay in any one of our North Myrtle Beach rentals and you’ll have a front row seat for the fireworks shows up and down the coastline.
2. On New Year’s Eve there will be Barefoot Landing Fireworks over the lake starting at 6 p.m. at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.
3. Come out to Brookgreen Garden’s and Stroll by Candlelight on New Year’s Eve to see the gardens lit up by candlelight beginning at 6 p.m.
4. Castano’s New Year’s Eve Party will be held on Tuesday, December 31 beginning at 5 p.m.
5. Check out the one of the most Spectacular Fireworks shows at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve at Broadway at the Beach as the sky over Lake Broadway lights up with a brilliant display!
6. Come out to Hard Rock Cafe and rock out to Black Glass at their New Year’s Eve party starting at 9:30 p.m. on December 31st.

When you’re making your reservations (and we recommend you do) for a New Year’s Eve stay, keep in mind our rentals are at low off-season rates at this time. We also have many winter rentals available by the month for longer stays. Give us a call at Beachcomber Vacations at 1-800-334-3798 if you have any questions or concerns.

Wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!

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Short On Space for the Holidays? Consider Our Rentals

Many people will be traveling over the upcoming holidays and if you live in coastal South Carolina you’re probably one of the favored destinations of many of your family members. If you find you’re short on space and have no place to put those out-of-town relatives, consider utilizing the affordable Windy Hill Dunes rentals that we have ready and waiting. Fully furnished and beautifully decorated in beach décor, these holiday rentals in North Myrtle Beach are perfect accommodations for any size family.

Windy Hill Dunes rentals for those visiting relativesAnother bonus of having your visiting family stay in their own vacation home rental is that you’ll have access to a second kitchen, one that’s well equipped for preparing any holiday meal. If your own kitchen and dining area is too small, why not prepare and serve your meal in the rental that your relatives are staying in. We have so many available vacation home rentals that you’re going to have a blast choosing which one to rent. Whether it’s oceanfront or ocean view, you really can’t go wrong. It’s a beautiful setting to celebrate Christmas with family and friends.

In addition to having access to additional bedrooms, kitchens and living areas, all while being close to the ocean, there’s more benefits to putting your visiting relatives up in our rentals. The amenities that come with our vacation rentals in Windy Hill Dunes are nothing short of exceptional. Varying by resort, you can expect indoor/outdoor water features like swimming pools, lazy rivers, hot tubs and Jacuzzis, free high speed Internet access, multiple TVs and DVDs, and washer/dryer.

If you’d like additional information about any of our rentals please feel free to give us a call anytime at 1-800-334-3798. All of us at Beachcomber Vacations would like to wish you and yours a very delightful and Merry Christmas!

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Sea Watch Resort has Holiday Vacancies

In another week Thanksgiving Day will be here and if you haven’t made your reservations for a place to stay why not consider Sea Watch Resort in Myrtle Beach. This resort absolutely offers something for everyone! From luxury oceanfront high rises to great oceanside villas, you can enjoy the vacation of a lifetime right here over the Thanksgiving holiday this year.

Sea Watch Resort in Myrtle BeachWith suites offering anywhere from one to three bedrooms you’ll be able to stay in the ideal sized property for you and your family.The amenities that Sea Watch Resort in Myrtle Beach offers include outdoor and indoor pools, outdoor and indoor Jacuzzis, lazy river, children's pool, sundecks, exercise room (small fee), game room, 24 hour management, beautiful landscaping, elevators and an onsite restaurant and lounge. These professionally decorated accommodations offer fully equipped kitchens with microwave, cable TV in the living room and all bedrooms, DVD, free wireless Internet access, telephone, washer/dryer, central heat/air and parking for two cars. While this resort does allow motorcycles and trailers it does not permit pets, boats or RVs.

After dinner you should venture out into the area and take in some local events. The 44th Annual South Carolina Bluegrass Festival is held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from Thursday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Nov. 30, and features a wide variety of bluegrass performances. This is an indoor festival with floor seating and elevated seating. Both reserved and general admission seating is available. Parking Fee:  $3.00 Daily. No charge for Handicapped Parking.

We're wishing you and your family a lovely Thanksgiving holiday this year.

 

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Come Spend Thanksgiving in Our House Rentals in NMB

If this is the year you’re ready to do something completely different for the Thanksgiving holiday consider coming to coastal South Carolina and stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach house rentals. You can have other family members join you here or just come with your own immediate family. Either way you’re guaranteed to have one of the most memorable and exceptional holidays ever.

North Myrtle Beach house rentalsAll of our house rentals in North Myrtle Beach come fully furnished and decorated in lovely beach décor. The kitchens are well equipped for making even the largest meal for your family and any guests you might have coming to join you. Start your day having everyone head to the beach at 6:30 a.m. and watch the sun rise up over the ocean. It’s guaranteed to be one of the finest memories of your trip.

While you’re on the beach why not take a stroll and collect some shells, sand and sea grass to put together a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Have everyone contribute something to it and make it really special and meaningful.

After your dinner head back to the waterfront to take a stroll along the beach and work off all those extra calories you just ate. Bring a Frisbee, bocce balls, or other beach toys along and spend some time there just relaxing and having fun as a family. It’s far healthier for you than parking yourself in front of the TV set after your meal, we can assure you.

If you’d like any additional information about our house rentals for the holidays please feel free to call us at 1-800-334-3798. We’d be happy to talk with you.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

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Not So Spooky Beach Houses in North Myrtle Beach

Ok, even thought it’s that time of the year when ghosts and goblins frolic about seeking treats or offering harmless tricks, we think you’ll find that there’s nothing spooky about our beach houses in North Myrtle Beach. In fact, you’ll be so amazed at the views, at the price, and at your comfort level while staying there, you’re going to wish you were spending the whole winter with us!

beach houses in North Myrtle BeachBut it is Halloween and this blog wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t wish everyone a Happy & Safe Halloween this 2013! Following are some of the best events taking place in the area on behalf of this, the spookiest holiday of them all.

Halloween Trick or Treat at Barefoot Landing will take place Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. Bring the kids down to Barefoot Landing for a night of Halloween Trick or Treat fun!

Don’t miss Terror Under the Bridge, the best Myrtle Beach Haunted House on Wednesday & Thursday, Oct. 30 and 31 from 7-11 p.m. A fun, thrilling, chilling, scary, yet breath-taking and adventurous outdoor haunted attraction. This haunted attraction was voted the best haunt on the Grand Strand. This 8000 square foot, lower river warehouse, is located a few minutes from Myrtle Beach.  Situated in downtown Conway SC, under the Main Street Bridge on the Riverwalk. If you are looking for haunted houses around Myrtle Beach, this is definitely the one to visit this season. $10 admission fee.

If you’re interested in more information about any of our beach houses in North Myrtle Beach please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We can be reached through our website or by calling us at 800-334-3798. Happy Halloween to all!

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Don't Miss These October Events Near North Myrtle Beach

October is such a beautiful time of the year to be out exploring the area up and down the coast and enjoying the pleasant temperatures and seeking out foliage color. If you can find your way to one of the many golf courses in the area, that’s even better!

North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsWhen you make your reservations at one of our North Myrtle Beach condo rentals you’ll be close to lots of events taking place in the area. Try to take as many in as you possibly can because with November comes a whole other crop of activities to experience!

The popular 4th Annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Valor Park at The Market Common. Over 100 wines from the U.S. and around the world. In addition there will be 20+ specialty vendors, food, live music, and beer. Free admission. For more information call 843-712-2618.
Taste of the Town is held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 4-10 p.m. Visitors can try foods from more than 50 local restaurants.

Huntington's Haunted Halloween is held on Friday, October 25 from 6:00-9:30PM at Atalaya Huntington Beach State Park. For info call 843-235-8755

North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsHowl-O-Scream will take place in North Myrtle Beach at McLean Park on Saturday, October 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. As a safe Halloween event, the park will be a night filled with fun.

The Kid’s and Pet’s Costume Contest and Fun Day is being held at Barefoot Landing on Saturday, October 26 from noon to 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

When you’re planning a visit to the coastal area of South Carolina consider staying in any one of our many North Myrtle Beach condo rentals where you’ll have all the comforts of home. If we can be of assistance, please call us at 1-800-334-3798.

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Check Out Our North Myrtle Beach Winter Rentals

When the temperatures are cooling off and the summer vacationers have long since gone home, we start looking forward to the return of the snowbirds that come to enjoy our North Myrtle Beach winter rentals year after year. Our miles of beautiful beaches with their pristine white sand and blue ocean water awaits them.

North Myrtle Beach winter rentalsThe beautiful North Myrtle Beach winter rentals we have are conveniently located and are an assortment of resorts and condos. Winter guests will have the convenience of amenities such as indoor swimming pools, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Fitness rooms will provide you with exercise equipment to use at your leisure in many of the resorts and on-site dining will provide you with dining pleasures just steps from where you stay.

If you’d like to try our accommodations out before coming for a longer, winter stay, we have a Fall Special currently going on. Come between September 14 and November 30 and get the 7th night free when you rent for 6 nights! This applies to new reservations only and no other discounts or specials apply. Reservation fees and tax are extra.

Be sure to take in the local events going on during your time here. These are some of the events going on in the area that are coming up soon:

Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art takes place Oct. 1-13, 2013.

Autumn Big Band Blast will take place on Saturday, October 5 at the La Belle Amie Vineyard.

The Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin – Encore will be held at Cinemark at Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. A nobleman tired of life falls in love with a married woman.

The Gaither Music Fest will be at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach for two days this fall. Friday, Oct. 11 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 .m.

If we can help you in any way with choosing a winter rental or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 1-800-334-3798.

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