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49 Reasons To Spend Your Winter With Us At The Beach

We’ll warn you ahead of time – this is going to be very tempting! If you often find yourself daydreaming about living somewhere warmer during the winter months we have some things you should consider. Did you know it’s just plain healthier to spend the winter months by the ocean? It’s true! We can give you 49 more reasons why you should spend your winter with us at the beach in South Carolina. At Seaside Rentals, we know exactly how long those northern winters can be. We used to live there too! But we’ve never been healthier or happier than we’ve been since moving to the shores of South Carolina. We recommend you try it out!

49 Reasons to Spend Your Winter in Coastal South Carolina
Take a look at our vast inventory of what is available for winter rental homes this year. While you may have a difficult time choosing among these winter rentals you’ll definitely appreciate that we have plenty of fully furnished rentals for you to select from that are at off-season rates.

49 Reasons to Spend Your Winter in Coastal South Carolina
Many of our vacation homes include outdoor pools, spectacular coastal views, grilling stations, Internet access, and lots more. There’s no better place to spend those long winter months than coastal South Carolina where you don’t have to put your golf clubs and bikes away for the winter. When you live here, you’ll play year round and when you spend the winter months you can too.

Give us a call at 866-252-9930 if we can help you choose among the 49 winter rental properties we have on our site. We’d be happy to talk with you about all the finer details of staying with us.


Best Houses to Rent This Winter

The winter months in South Carolina are great for people who love the beach. The average temperature hovers around 70 degrees, which means you can still enjoy spending warm days on the beach (although the water is a bit chilly). Many years, people are even able to go out to the beach on Christmas Day!

Start a new family tradition and spend the winter at the beach. Here are some of the best specials we have for winter rentals in South Carolina.

Portobello I 318 “Grey Goose” – Surfside Beach, SC

Deal: Book a remaining week of 2016 and receive 12% off and 4 aquarium tickets! OR would you rather have use of the Grey Goose golf cart for FREE!? YOU decide!


  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2nd Row
  • Sleeps 12
  • Private pool
  • Exterior shower
  • Master suite with jacuzzi tub

Surfwatch III 304 – Surfside Beach, SC

Deal: Book an open week for September, November, or December, and receive 10% off and up to 6 Ripleys Aquarium tickets!


  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Oceanfront condo
  • Sleeps 6
  • Shared pool
  • Oceanfront private porch
  • Shared charcoal grill
  • Exterior shower
  • Covered Parking

Portofino III 319B – Surfside Beach, SC

Deal: Book a new weekly reservation for 2016 and receive 10% off and 5 free aquarium tickets!


  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Oceanfront
  • Sleeps 12
  • Neighborhood pool
  • Oceanfront porch
  • Private walkway to the beach
  • Oceanfront master suite

Your winter vacation is calling! Contact the friendly staff at Seaside Rentals to start planning your winter beach getaway!

Reserve Your Winter Rental Now


It’s that time of year when, if you’re planning on flying south for the winter (or any part of it), you need to make your reservations for one of our Myrtle Beach winter rentals soon! We have snowbirds that return to the area every year and they return because it’s the best way to spend the winter months when it’s too cold at home!

You will discover the amazing deals on our off-season vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach. With the change of season comes reduced pricing and who doesn’t like to save money! Get away from it all for less in a spacious and well-appointed two or three-bedroom home offering breathtaking coastal views.

When you spend winter here in coastal South Carolina you’ll have everything you need to turn those winter blues into a smile that you’re going to have from sunrise to sunset. This is the escape you’ve always dreamed of taking.


You’ll be rejuvenated when you stay in one of our spacious rentals that have nicely equipped kitchens and beautifully decorated furnishings. Bask in the beauty of the tasteful decor, the ease at which you can provide as many meals as you wish…or dine out in one of more than 2,000 area restaurants.

Our toasty warm rentals give you every amenity you need to warm up to a winter that you’ve only ever known to be cold. This time of year we lower our prices to fit your budget! Our monthly renters pay for one month around what summer vacationers pay for one week! That’s a huge discount off the normal prices. It’s one of the reasons you just might find yourself becoming one of the snowbirds in Myrtle Beach that return year after year.

Best Pet-Friendly Rentals

There’s nothing better than being able to bring Man’s Best Friend with you on vacation. For many of us, our dogs are truly a part of the family, and a family vacation would feel incomplete if you had to leave Fido at home. Luckily, we at Seaside Rentals completely understand that feeling, which is why we have plenty of pet-friendly beach rentals that will allow you to have an amazing vacation with all your family members (including the furry ones!).


Here are some of our best pet-friendly rentals:

La Dolce Vita – Surfside Beach, SC


  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Oceanfront
  • Sleeps 14
  • Private Cabana Pool
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Oceanfront Master Suite with Jacuzzi Tub

Southern Elegance – Garden City Beach, SC


  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7.5 Bathrooms
  • Oceanfront
  • Sleeps 18
  • Elevator
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Two 60″ Smart TVs

The Ritz – Garden City Beach, SC


  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7.5 Bathrooms
  • Oceanfront
  • Sleeps 20
  • Private pool
  • Oceanfront Sun Decks
  • 3 Oceanfront Master Suites
  • Jacuzzi tubs
  • Wet Bar

When you’re ready to plan your family vacation, contact the vacation experts at Seaside Rentals!

25 Things To Do When It Rains On Your Vacation

Things To Do When It Rains On Your Vacation
If it rains on your vacation it doesn’t have to be a wash out downer. People find things to do all the time to escape the heat and those will help you escape the rain as well. There’s many things to do on a beach vacation that doesn’t involve the beach at all! While you could stay indoors and enjoy the amenities any one of our Seaside Rentals can provide you, there surely are lots more that you can do to make your vacation all that it can be.

1. Be proactive and check the weather channel on TV or online to see if it’s going to rain and how long it’s forecasted to last.
2. Take a trip to a local drug store or beach shop and pick up some umbrellas or rain gear cheaply.
3. The ocean is exciting when a storm is coming. Take a walk on the beach with your umbrella. Nix this idea if it’s thundering or lightning.
4. Go to an air conditioned indoor movie theatre.

5. Have a tasty lunch at a local pizza house.
6. Go see “One. The show” at Alabama Theatre.
7. Visit Broadway at the Beach to see Legends in Concert.
8. Think about how lucky you are you’re not out camping.
9. Check out The Palace Theatre, home of Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline
10. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium in downtown Myrtle Beach.
11. Take the family bowling at 710 North Myrtle Beach for the time of your life!
12. Visit a bookstore to browse, then purchase that book you’ve been meaning to read.

13. Kick back and read that good book you just bought.
14. Stroll through one of the local malls without spending a cent.
15. Take a drive down the coast and visit the specialty shops along the way.
16. Drive to Calabash and experience first hand what Calabash Seafood is all about.
17. Visit the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
18. Go out for some adult fun and take in a show at 2001 Nightclub, 920 Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach.
19. Stop by the awesome gaming center, MagiQuest, at 1185 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach.
20. For indoor/outdoor miniature golf, check out Paradise Adventure Golf.

Things To Do When It Rains On Your Vacation
21. Don’t miss Medieval Times, a dinner theatre at 2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach.
22. Take in your first IMAX 3D theatre in Myrtle Beach.
23. Go shopping at one of three enclosed malls at Myrtle Beach Grand, Inlet Square, or Briarcliffe.
24. Try your hand in the Broadway Louie’s, a new gaming arcade at Celebrity Square in Myrtle Beach.
25. Take the kids to WonderWorks – an amusement park for the mind with over 100 hands-on exhibits.

This list should keep you and the kids busy for the duration of the storm. If you have any not-to-be-missed ideas for a rainy day be sure to add them in the comments section below.

How to Plan the Perfect Beach Date

If you’ve watched any chick flick, you know that there’s nothing more romantic than a date on the beach. While the ocean makes a fantastic background for a date, there are a lot of factors involved in executing the perfect beach date. We’ll break it down for you:

Planning The Perfect Beach Date

Check the Weather

Nothing ruins an outdoor date fast than bad weather. Be sure you consult the weatherman to ensure you pick a picture perfect day.

Pack a Picnic

You’re sure to get extra points from your date for packing a cute picnic lunch. Pack easy-to-eat foods, like sandwiches or pizza (nothing that requires utensils).

Look up the Sunset Time

Sunset over the ocean, is there anything romantic? Make sure you’re picking the perfect time of day by doing a little research and finding out what time the sun is supposed to set so you can plan accordingly.

Learn the Tide Schedule

At some places on the coast during high tide the beach can completely disappear. Do a little research on your ideal spot and check to make sure the tide won’t be a hindering factor for your date.

Bring a Jacket

Remember that beaches can be very windy! If you’re planning on holding the date during the evening, you should consider bringing a jacket (yes, even in the summer!) to avoid chill and discomfort from the wind.

Want to turn your beach picnic into a full on beach getaway? Contact Seaside Rentals to see the amazing properties we have available!

2 Houses to Rent This Summer

houses to rent

Summertime is right around the corner and that means lazy days at the beach, afternoons under the summer sun, nights spent listening to the waves crash against the shore. Just because you haven’t scheduled your beach vacation doesn’t mean it’s too late! Seaside Rentals has a number of great properties waiting for you!

Legal Ease


  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Gorgeous ocean views
  • Located on North Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach, SC
  • Private Pool
  • Ocean-facing covered porches
  • Exterior shower
  • 2 master suites with jacuzzi tubs
  • Pool table
  • 6 TVs

Book a new weekly reservation at Legal Ease for June or July 2016 and receive 20% off! Book a new weekly reservation for August and get 15% off! *Valid for Saturday – Saturday rentals only*

Sand Castle

110 381

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4.5 bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Second row, short walk to beach
  • Brand new bedding, paint, and artwork
  • Exterior shower
  • Master suite with jacuzzi tub

Book Sand Castle for the weeks of June 11th or June 25th and receive 20% off!

Ready to plan your getaway? Contact our helpful staff to get started!

20 Things to Do at the Beach This Summer

Going to the beach for summer vacation is one of America’s greatest pastimes. Myrtle Beach offers a number of great amenities and activities, but there are a few things about going to the beach that are universal, whether you’re visiting Myrtle Beach, Garden City Beach, Surfside Beach, or any other beach along the Grand Strand.

20 things to do at the beach


Here’s everything you should plan to do at the beach on your next vacation:

  1. Walk barefoot in the sand
  2. Get a tan
  3. Swim in the ocean
  4. Collect seashells
  5. Eat some fish
  6. Build a sandcastle
  7. Sleep in late
  8. Make a sand angel
  9. Take a nap on the beach
  10. Go for a beach stroll
  11. Watch the sunrise
  12. Watch the sunset
  13. Walk down the pier
  14. Eat ice cream
  15. Play volleyball
  16. Toss a Frisbee around
  17. Go shopping
  18. Spot a dolphin in the water
  19. Go fishing
  20. Relax!

What are your favorite things to do at the beach? Plan your next beach vacation with Seaside Rentals! We’ll help you find the perfect rental property for your budget!

How to Enjoy Your Baby’s First Beach Vacation


If this is the first time you’ve taken a vacation with a baby in tow there are some tips you should keep in mind. While it might feel like it will take a small army to manage this, it really won’t. Babies have been enjoying beach vacations since the concept of a beach vacation came to be. While beach vacations are oriented more to adults and children, babies are content to be anywhere that their parents are and when you stay in our family friendly vacation rentals you’ll have everything you need for that perfect vacation. Anything that relaxes Mom and Dad is going to make for a happy baby so stay calm throughout your time away. It’s important to remind yourselves, you’re on vacation and the goal is to have fun.

Below are some important tips that will help you and your baby enjoy this summer’s beach vacation.

1. Plan Your Time. Try to schedule your airline flights during the normal nap time your baby is used to. Walk and play with the baby during extended periods in the airport. More energy exerted there will be less energy the baby exerts in the confines of an airplane.

2. Stay On Schedule. Maintain the schedule you have at home for the entire time you’re on vacation. That includes the time you wake up and go to sleep, the time you eat meals, and when nap time is. This is not the time to kick up your heels and stay out late.

3. Inquire Before Leaving. Make sure the place where you’re staying provides sleeping arrangements for babies. Ask about cribs, play pens and  as the car rental agency about car seats, too.


babys schedule

4. Stay Calm. Don’t stress out while getting ready for your trip because your baby will sense that and be on edge as well.

5. Plan On Doing Less. With babies the rule really is “Less is More.” Don’t over stimulate a baby. Make sure they take naps in quiet and comfortable spaces. Afternoon naps improve the chances of a quality evening so consider taking a nap at the same time.

6. Apply Sunscreen Often. Shield babies from the midday sun. Don’t count on a tent or canopy because some beaches don’t allow them. Wear hats and light weight clothing. Apply sunscreen to any areas of skin showing. Read the label and reapply as recommended.

7. Beachin’ it During Off Times. Plan on going to the beach early or late. Don’t take your baby to the beach during the hottest time of the day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

When you arrive at the beach with a baby in tow and are looking for the perfect family friendly vacation rentals don’t hesitate to give us a call at Seaside Rentals, (866) 252-9930. We’re sure your whole family will love our accommodations.

Going to the Beach with Pets

One of the best things about renting a beach house from Seaside Rentals is that many of our properties are dog-friendly! But if you plan on bringing man’s best friend with you to the beach, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you hit the sand.


Check the Rules for Dogs on the Beach

Horry County (Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach) May 1 – Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10 am and after 5 pm. From Labor Day – April 30 each year, dogs are allowed on the beach at any time of day. At all times when dogs are allowed on the beach, they must be on a leash and dog owners must pick up and properly dispose of the droppings.

Make Sure Your Dog Can Swim

Don’t automatically assume your dog is a swimmer. Test out how they do in water by letting them test the waters in a shallow area. Give your pup time to acclimate, and consider letting them practice their swimming technique in a dog-friendly pool or shallow lake. Invest in a doggy life jacket for extra safety.

Bring Fresh Water and Shade

Prevent your dog from drinking saltwater by ensuring they have plenty of freshwater available to drink. Just like children, dogs need plenty of access to shade so that they don’t overheat, so grab an umbrella!

Grab the Pet Sunscreen

Many people assume that dogs are immune to sunburns because of their fur, but that isn’t the case. Purchase dog-friendly sunscreen and apply regularly if you’re spending a lot of time under the sun!

Post-Beach Showers

After letting your dog play in saltwater, be sure you rinse them off thoroughly so they don’t ingest salt from licking themselves.

Contact Seaside Rentals today to learn more about renting dog-friendly properties in Myrtle Beach.