Come Spend Your Winter With Us

As the cold is settling into the northern states and the midwest is already dealing with snowfall it’s just the beginning of a long winter head. Before long the snowstorms will arrive and everyone will be out shoveling and salting walks and driveways. Now that’s an image that sends shivers through anyone!

But it doesn’t have to be that way! For those who can get away, consider spending a few months of your winter enjoying the warmer climate of South Carolina while staying in a Garden City Beach winter rental offering all the comforts of home. You’ll be surprised how much shorter and more tolerable a northern winter seems when you spend part of it in a Garden City Beach winter rental.

The holidays are upon us and with that comes many local events and festivities to enjoy. Get in the holiday spirit with the Annual Murrells Inlet Community Christmas Parade beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2. Come enjoy the fun as the parade starts at Wilcox Avenue (Booty's) and marches down Business 17 with marching bands, beauty queens, dogs, cycles, and lots and lots of goodies for the kids! Immediately following the parade, meet at Morse Landing Park (next to Hot Fish Club) for the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Santa Claus will visit with the children at the park. The Christmas tree will be lit and the Boy Scouts will light a bonfire to take the nip out of the air. Christmas music will entertain the crowd at the park. Don't miss out.

Don’t miss the 2012 Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens this year. It is a tradition for locals and visitors alike. Each December thousands of candles and sparkling lights set the gardens aglow. Top off your magical evening with live entertainment or visit to one of the indoor exhibits. Inlet Affairs will offer a dinner buffet in a heated tent for an extra fee. Nights of a Thousand Candles will be held from 3-10 p.m. December 7-8, 14-15, and 20-22 at Brookgreen Gardens.

Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again when the holiday season is upon us and the cold weather is settling into the north and Midwest.  Imagine, if you will, spending your winter in a warmer environment, one where it doesn’t snow and you won’t be scraping ice off your windshield every morning. Imagine spending your winter months in a Surfside Beach winter rental in coastal South Carolina. If you think you can’t afford it, think again.

Surfside Beach winter rentalA Surfside Beach winter rental is priced by the month at low off-season rates. Often the monthly rate is less than a weekly rate during the middle of summer! You’ll still have all the same conveniences of staying in a fully furnished home by the ocean. So take a closer look at what we have listed on our website for winter rentals. We know you’ll be pleased.

We’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours. Following are some of the holiday activities taking place over the next week.

It's that time of year again – the Surfside Turkey Trot is back and will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, November 22 at the Surfside Pier. Participants have their choice of a 10K, 5K or one mile race. There is also a free tot trot race for children in attendance. Come out and join the race or come out and cheer on the participants. You can also enjoy food and a great view of the Atlantic Ocean all at the same time.

Surfside Beach winter rentalThe Intracoastal Christmas Boat Regatta will be held on Saturday, November 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the curtain rises on this spectacular maritime parade at the Little River Inlet at 5 p.m. and travels south, arriving at Dock Holidays Marina at 7 p.m. Gather your family and watch the parade as it passes various viewing areas along the waterway from Little River to Dock Holidays Marina. For details call 843-249-8888.

Get More in a Beach House Rental

When you’re making plans for a trip to the South Carolina coast, consider staying in a beach house rental in Garden City Beach instead of a hotel room. You’ll have far more space and you will be in a comfortable setting – not living out of a bedroom — where you can enjoy your time in your own spacious home-away-from-home.

No matter what the reason you’re coming to our area when you stay in a beach house rental in Garden City Beach you’ll be in close proximity to plenty of activities going on and things to do. Be sure to take the time to enjoy the Grand Strand region, the 60 miles of oceanfront beaches and see what makes living here so special. To relax, go do some beachcombing along the coastline while looking for the best shells worth keeping. Or for a special treat consider taking a fishing charter out for some deep sea ocean fishing. Now that’s excitement!

beach house rental in Garden City BeachThere are also many holiday events starting to take place in the area. Events like Christmas on Ice being performed at The Palace Theatre in nearby Myrtle Beach. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. from November 2 through December 29, 2012, this highly acclaimed and exciting show features championship ice skaters, the best high-kicking dancers, and all your favorite Christmas hits! Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic Christmas journey on a 40 ft ice skating rink and massive winter wonderland stage.

Or how about the 31st Annual Dickens Christmas Show & Festival held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on November 8-11, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Step back in time to an elaborate 19th century holiday marketplace setting where shoppers stroll through the aisles featuring 350 period-clad vendors hawking everything from fine arts, crafts, imported gifts, toys, gourmet foods, clothing and much, much more.