Are you still searching for the perfect North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for your summer vacation this year? Peek at what specials we have to offer you for the rest of July and August with savings up to 40% Off the regular weekly rates.
For the week of July 14, 2018, we have several properties that you might be interested in; Nautical Watch in a 1 bedroom condo that sleeps 6 and is an oceanfront property. If you are worried about doing laundry while on vacation, this unit does offer a washer/dryer. Please note that this property allows a total of 2 cars parking per each unit, is non-smoking and no pets are allowed. You also have access to an outdoor pool as well as a double sun deck.
Another property that you and your family may enjoy for your vacation would be Wyndham Ocean Blvd in a 2 bedroom condo and can sleep up to 8 people! This is an oceanfront resort for you and your family to enjoy! Not only does this resort offer you beautiful views but it also has relaxing pools and even a lazy river for you to go in and relax the day away. This condo does have a fully equipped kitchen, a Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom, a washer & dryer and does have free internet access. This property does allow for 2 cars to park, but does not allow pets and is a non-smoking unit. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing deal!
For the next few weeks there are several other properties that will be perfect for you and your family to enjoy. Island Palms is a 2-bedroom condo on the upper floor that is right across the street from the beach. It also has a small outdoor pool for you to enjoy and it does come with a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and so much more. Plus, if you want to bring your pet along with you there is a $200 pet fee but your dog is allowed with you. Please note that you will have to park under the building so the height for your vehicle can be no larger than 6’6”. What a neat home for you to make it yours for the week of your vacation!
No matter what you are looking for we at Beachcomber Vacation Rentals have it for you! We want to help you make the best memories while you are vacationing in North Myrtle Beach this summer. If you’d prefer to contact one of our vacation specialists then please call 1-800-334-3798 and they will be more than happy to help you with your reservation.]]>
Those of us that operate Beachcomber Vacations live here all year round. We’re not new to the area or to hurricanes and other storms. We are experienced with, and respectful of, hurricanes and know the proper steps to take. You’ll find most local people will generously share that information with you. It’s important to be able to trust your source when it comes to important subjects like hurricanes. Following is information we deem worthy. Please do not rely solely on social media. You will know days or weeks in advance when a hurricane is coming so you’ll have plenty of time to get out of the way. Don’t panic. A hurricane travels very slowly and can take weeks to get to where you’re standing. Expect the airports to have limited flight availability if they’re open at all when an impending hurricane is due to reach land.
Before the storm is close be sure to stock up on bottled water, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries and other essential items you may need for 1-2 weeks. If you’re vacationing during hurricane season whether it is with the airline, car rental agency or vacation accommodation agency travel insurance is a good idea. While not as hazardous, tropical storms can develop into hurricanes rather quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation. Vacationers should stay in close contact with their tour operator, hotel staff, and local weather stations for updates and evacuation instructions in the event of a weather emergency. You will be notified ahead of time of the emergency shelters where you can go for shelter if an evacuation order is executed. ]]>
For those who enjoy listening to live music outdoors be sure to mark your calendars now for the 2018 Music on Main Concert Series in North Myrtle Beach. The concert series are underway every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. at the following locations:
Main Street: 202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Horseshoe: 11 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
Come out and enjoy an evening spent with family and friends listening and dancing to live music under the stars. Weekly through Sept. 27 a different band will be performing family-friendly music.
The 2018 Music on Main Concert Schedule:
June 7 – JB’s Jam n Jazz Band (Motown/Dance/Variety)\
June 14 – Envision (Beach/Motown)
June 21 – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot (Beach/Variety)
June 28 – Entertainers (Beach)
July 5 – Black Glass (70s-80s Arena Rock)
July 12 – Hip Pocket (Variety)
July 19 – Tru Sol (Dance/Party/Variety)
July 26 – Too Much Sylvia (Variety)
August 2 – Band on Fire (Dance/ Rock/Retro)
August 9 – Silk Groove (Motown/Beach)
August 16 – Painted Man (R & B / Variety)
August 23 – Blackwater Rhythm & Blues (Beach/Blues)
August 30 – Tim Clark Band (Variety)
September 6 – Holiday Band (Beach/Variety)
September 13 – Chocolate Chip & Company (Motown/Top 40)
September 20 – The Embers (Beach)
September 27 – Brickhouse Band (Retro/Disco/Dance)
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring a beach chair or a blanket to sit on. And don’t forget your dancing shoes! Tobacco products, coolers, outside food and beverages are not permitted at the concerts. Events are free and open to the public.
For day of event weather information call the “Rec Check” hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext.
Action Water Sportz 1525 13th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 280-4100 There are so many adventurous things you can do on the beach but the thrill of jet skiing will give you a fun-filled adrenaline rush never experienced before. Contact Action Water Sportz today for the opportunity to enjoy this water sport. Our jet ski rental services are unmatched in the region. We strive to make it safe for our clients. Rental hours of operation are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily (earlier rentals are available for small groups per request). We offer rentals for 1/2 hour, 1 hour, or 2-hour Scenic Dolphin Watch Trip. You may ride alone or up to 3 people by the ½ hour or hour (great for families). Unguided riding available based on age of riders, tide conditions, water traffic, and other considerations. Myrtle Beach Watersports 2100 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 280-7777 Providing the largest riding area on the Intracoastal Waterway — up to 20 miles — and even ocean riding available at certain locations. All locations provide the latest safety equipment, safety instructions, important water safety rules and regulations, as well as “hands on” jet ski operating instructions. Half hour and 1 hour jet ski rentals on the ICW or Atlantic Ocean. Or sign up for the Jet Ski Waterway Tour that goes north up the Intracoastal Waterway touring Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, NC. (These are areas you cannot go on your own.) Professional tour guides are available to assist you if needed. Ideal for first timers but great for all riders. No experience required. Thomas Outdoor Watersports 2200 Little River Neck Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 280-2448 Thomas Outdoor Watersports offers a variety of jet ski rental options. The 1 hour waterway tour is 20-25 miles round trip on the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s perfect for the beginner jet skier with lots of wildlife and information on the history of the area. For those who want to take adventure and excitement to the next level there is the hour and a half extreme trip out to the ocean. Hop on a jet ski and take the dolphin tour of a lifetime. Come out and tour North Myrtle beach and the surrounding area of North Carolina from the water’s perspective. For a grand finale voyage out into the big ocean and look for wild dolphins. You just might get so close you’ll get splashed! Little River Watersports is a jet ski rental company featuring brand new 2018 Sea-Doo GTI’s and proudly serving the Carolina’s from Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Calabash, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, and surrounding areas of The Grand Strand. Conveniently located just a few miles from the touristic hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach in the heart of Little River’s historic waterfront, next to Crab Catchers. They are the closest to the beach, and have the cheapest prices! All of us at Beachcomber Vacations wish you a wonderful Summer 2018! ]]>
The Myrtle Beach Bike Week Festival brings thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the Grand Strand of South Carolina each year. This Spring Rally marks the 79th anniversary of the annual event being held from May 11-20, 2018 this year. It’s 10 days full of rides, tours, special events, racing, lots of entertainment and plenty of special deals at local businesses.
The 13th annual Mayfest on Main Festival will be held on May 12 on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. The festival, which lasts from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m, offers live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, a children’s area, street entertainment and much more. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes to enjoy the free concerts.
You just can’t come to the area and not attend the 37th annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 19 and 20 at the waterfront in Little River. This is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with more than 50,000 people in attendance. It features approximately 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, tremendous entertainment and a phenomenal children’s area.
If you’ve chosen Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as your spring break destination this year you’ll have plenty of fun-filled events to take part in. Book your stay with North Beach Realty and you’ll be in close proximity to the following events from our Myrtle Beach oceanfront accommodations.
3rd Annual Horry County Fair
The Horry County Fair will be held at the Myrtle Beach Speedway from April 20-29, 2018 this year. The 10-day event features rides, great food & drinks, live entertainment, a Battle of the Bands and tons of family fun. Come see the Robinson’s Racing Pigs, pet the animals at the Petting Zoo, exhibits, eat tons of fair food, play the games and of course ride amazing carnival rides. Kiddie rides are there for the little ones to enjoy along with Character meet and greets, Kids Dance Party and Little Big Shop. Daily admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children ages 5-11, seniors and military (ID required). Kids ages 4 and younger get in free. Parking is free. Check out the Schedule of Events here.
Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival
The Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival will return to downtown Myrtle Beach and will be located on the Oceanfront Boardwalk District between 8th and 9th avenues North. This year’s events include three days of food and fun running from April 20-22. Food truck vendors will serve a variety of fare, and there will also be a beer garden, children’s activities, craft vendors and more.
Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show
The Blue Angels will return to Myrtle Beach in April after a 10-year hiatus for the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.
Air show events will be held over two days — April 28 and 29 — with performances by the Blue Angel Flight Demonstration Squadron, ASAF F-16 Viper Demo Team, and the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team.
Tickets for each day are adults, $25 in advance or $30 at the gate; youth 6-17, $20 in advance or $25 at the gate; military, EMS, police and firefighters, $20 in advance or $25 at the gate; children, 5 and under, free. Two-day and family tickets are also available.
If you haven’t booked your summer vacation rental yet you’d better hurry! The best North Myrtle Beach beach houses are reserved long before summer even arrives, sometimes even before spring! There’s nothing more disappointing than having your heart set on a particular vacation home only to find out someone else has reserved it while you were still trying to get your schedule straight. In the majority of cases, all that’s required to hold a vacation rental is the deposit fee.
It comes as no great surprise that the most popular beach houses that get scooped up the fastest will be the oceanfront rentals and beach houses with swimming pools and other exceptional amenity packages. Also, vacation rentals that are close to many recreational activities and amusement parks where guests can walk to rather than drive.
Planning early and looking at rentals online provides you with the greatest likelihood of getting the vacation rental of your choice at what is often the best deal. Check the Specials page and see great deals we have and when then schedule your vacation during that period if you want to save the most money. Planning ahead also helps to build anticipation and that boosts happiness for lots of people. In addition, the sooner you plan, the less stress there will be at the last minute. You’ll have plenty of time to get everything done that you need to prior to arriving.
If you tried but you missed out on getting your dream rental then consider renting it for a different time or shorter period. Perhaps a weekend away would do you more good than you realize! You can also request to be on a cancellation list (on stand by) in case someone with a reservation has to cancel.
Once your reservations are made you can get on with the fun of building your itinerary. Check the local event calendars to see what’s taking place in the area for the period of time you’ll be here. Don’t wait until you arrive and hope you hear about things because it just doesn’t work that way. Do your homework before you arrive and you’ll ensure this will be your best vacations ever!
The 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street, Saturday, March 17, 2018 starting at 9 a.m. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000 people to celebrate being Irish and welcomes the arrival of Spring.
The parade begins on Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by live music on three stages and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will also be approximately 150 vendors set up along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach displaying their crafts, services, information, products, and a variety of treats.
Admission and parking at this event is free. Grab some beach chairs and the family and come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us!
Parade & Festival Contests
Do you enjoy competitions? Show off your love of all things Irish by competing in the 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Leprechaun Contest. Entries are judged on originality, creativity, appearance, enthusiasm and energy.
Register at the Main Stage @ Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2 p.m. Contest begins at 2:15 p.m.
Enter into the Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest at this year’s festival. The first person to clear their plate without using their hands wins bragging rights and a stylish plaque designed by Coastal Engravers.
Register at the Main Stage at Flynn’s Irish Tavern before 2 p.m. Pre-registration is also available at the Festival Information booth (corner of Hillside Drive and Main Street) before 1:30 p.m. Meet at the stairs of the Main Stage on festival site at 2:15 p.m. Contest begins at 2:30 p.m.
Festival Entertainment Schedule
Flynn’s Irish Tavern Stage (Near Flynn’s Irish Tavern)
11:00 AM: Brendan O’Connor
11:45 AM: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes & Drums
12:00 PM: Brendan O’Connor
12:45 PM: Wake District Pipes & Drums
1:00 PM: Emish
2:15 PM: Leprechaun Contest
2:30 PM: Shepard’s Pie Eating Contest
2:45 PM: Emish
Freedom Boat Club Stage (Oak Drive)
11:15 AM: Triple Toe Cloggers
11:45 AM: Parade Awards
12:15 PM: Conway Celtic Pipers
12:30 PM: NMB School of Performing Arts
1:00 PM: Coastal Carolina Shields Pipe & Drums
1:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Tan & Sober Gentleman
Sticky Fingers Stage (Near Duffy’s Seafood Shack)
11:00 AM: Bantum Rooster
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Hip Pocket
Parade & Festival Parking
Spectators gathering to watch the parade should be in place by 8:20 a.m. Main Street will close to traffic promptly at 8:30 a.m. The parade will begin at 8:50 a.m. Ocean Boulevard will be open to vehicular traffic until 8:30 a.m. and is expected to reopen around 11:30 a.m., immediately following the parade. Main Street from Ash Street to Ocean Blvd. will remain closed after the parade and become the festival area. For more information on festival parking check out the NMB Park & Rec website.
Did you know that Myrtle Beach SC is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the southeastern United States? While most people are attracted to the seemingly endless beaches, it is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk with its breathtaking SkyWheel that completes the experience for vacationing families visiting the coast.
Located in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach attracts more than 14 million visitors each year. With a tropical climate, the coastline around Myrtle Beach is perfect for tourism. Known as the Grand Strand, there are more than 60 miles of beach, which allows visitors plenty of room for sunbathing, water sports, deep sea fishing and so much more.
While the beach itself is noteworthy, Myrtle Beach is gaining new acclaim with its boardwalk. The first boardwalk was built in the 1930s. Because this original boardwalk was only made of wood, it was soon upgraded to concrete. Plans to expand the boardwalk were derailed by World War II, and the structure was destroyed by a hurricane in 1954. It was not until 1999 that fresh renovation plans were drawn up, and the new boardwalk was completed in 2010.
Although this boardwalk is relatively new, it is already regarded as one of the best. The boardwalk is 1.2 miles long, running along the coast with easy access to shopping and dining. There are numerous weekly attractions at the boardwalk, including festivals, concerts and more. The shining star of the boardwalk, though, is the SkyWheel, a 187-foot tall Ferris wheel. When it opened on May 2011 it was the second-tallest extant Ferris wheel in North America.
The boardwalk is also home to the Pavilion, which is a family-oriented amusement park. The Pavilion was originally opened in 1948, allowing pay-per-ride fun for visitors. Although the original site closed, it has been relocated to the boardwalk. For more recreation options, Family Kingdom is located not far away. Family Kingdom is a seaside amusement park with 40 years of history. This amusement park has more than 40 rides for the whole family to enjoy while staying with Beachcomber Vacation Rentals in Myrtle Beach.
Although modern travelers will find everything they want at Myrtle Beach, the area has a long history of popularity. In fact, Myrtle Beach's popularity made it the starting place of a dance revolution in the 1940s. With the vibrant atmosphere on the boardwalk in this time, shag dancing was invented at Myrtle Beach. Known widely today as the Carolina Shag, this dance is now recognized in professional dance competitions across the country.
For those that want to take their Valentine’s Day over the top this year why not plan on staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals over the Valentine’s Day holiday. With us you’ll be in the heart of all the Grand Strand has to offer. Around you will be more than 125 championship golf courses, over 2,000 restaurants offering casual to fine dining, and seemingly endless malls, specialty shops, and a night light worth staying up late for. And even better, you don’t have to be vacationing to take advantage of this! Even locals can treat themselves to a local vacation on a holiday as special as this!
There really is no excuse for not having a perfect Valentine’s Day when you’re enjoying the luxury that you’ll experience in our beach house rentals. From top notch amenities that include Jacuzzi’s and heated swimming pools to being just steps from the ocean where you can walk the beach for hours, you’re going to have the time of your life here. We promise!
The Origin of Valentine’s Day
Originally, Valentine’s Day was a formal Saints Day that was observed by the Catholic Church for St. Valentine, the patron saint of romantic causes. Valentine’s Day continues to be very popular across the world and is widely celebrated by couples, those looking for love, as well as children and friends.
St. Valentine was a priest who performed secret marriages during the 3rd century. During this time hundreds of thousands of men were enlisted in the Roman Army under the Emperor Claudis II. These soldiers were pressured to remain unmarried as this was thought to ensure their allegiance to the army. The priest helped people to marry in secret.
The priest was subsequently imprisoned and then executed. It was said that while in prison he gave a blind girl (the jailor’s daughter) back her eyesight. He sent her a note that said ‘from your Valentine’. This is thought to have been the origins of one of the most popular Valentine’s Day ideas — the Valentines card.
Today, many people celebrate the holiday in what has become a day to let people know that you like, love, or sometimes even, secretly admire them. Red roses top the list for a romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas, followed up with a romantic dinner. Cards continue to be a tried and true way to share your feelings. Romantic getaways are the new way to make a big splash!
When you’re looking for vacancies available for a last minute Valentine’s Day getaway, give North Beach Realty a call and we can set you up in something perfectly romantic. We can be reached at 800-274-1105 at your convenience!