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Beach Activities for Cold Weather


Beach time is always a great time, even when it’s chilly, and there are plenty of beach activities for cold weather. If the temperatures have dropped, but you’re still wanting to book that oceanfront rental for a family beach trip, don’t worry. Even with colder temps, here are three activity ideas your whole family will enjoy:

Inside Game Tournament

Before leaving for your trip to the beach, pack all of your favorite board games and card games.  Then, head to your local discount store and buy some bags of candy and anything else that can be handed out as a prize.

Once you’ve reached your destination, use any downtime to play some games tournament style. If you’ve got a large family, divide into teams. Tally the winners of each game and at the end of the trip crown the winner with the prizes you bought!

Hot Chocolate and Cookie Night

Staying in a beach rental gives you the luxury of a full kitchen. Use it to your advantage! Make some hot chocolate filled with marshmallows and whip cream then throw some cookies in the oven that you can decorate with icing, sprinkles and anything else your hearts desire. Once you’ve got your hot chocolate and warm cookies in hand, head out to the porch with some blankets and do some star-gazing.


Hot Soup Picnic

Once again, take advantage of that full kitchen. Make some of your kids favorite hot soup, then head out to the beach for a picnic. Once you’re done with the soup, add a football or soccer ball to the mix for a fun family sports tournament. The soup and the running around is sure to heat you up in no time!

No matter what time of year it is, the beach is always a great place to create lasting family memories. Check out some of our awesome family-friendly beach rentals and make your dream beach vacation come true!

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.

How to Choose the Right Winter Rental in South Carolina

If you’re thinking about spending the long cold winter months somewhere that the weather is more temperate this year, where the temperatures allow for year round golf and long walks on the beach, why not come to coastal South Carolina and spend the winter.  At Seaside Rentals we have a large assortment of single family homes in Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach that will afford you all the comforts of home plus a whole lot more. This area of the South Carolina coastline is not as crowded as it is further north in Myrtle Beach and beyond. It’s a quieter, more family-friendly place to stay. It’s a toasty location to spend those long winter months!

How to leave your home in the winter

How to Leave Your Home

For those who have never left their home for an extended period of time to spend the winter in a warmer environment, it’s easier than you may think.

  1. Hire a house sitter to come stay in your home while you’re away. They’ll water the plants, shovel the snow, send you your mail and make sure your home is secure and looks occupied.
  2. You can rent a bedroom or the entire home out, fully furnished, to someone for a short stay or on a temporary basis. The want ads in the local newspapers and on Craig’s List are full of people looking. Be sure to check potential tenants out well.
  3. Why not advertise your home for rent to someone looking to spend their winters up north. Yeah, there really are people like that in the world!
  4. You can leave your home empty. Turn the heat down low, the water off and unplug the appliances. Put some lights on a timer and arrange to have someone come by, perhaps a family member or neighbor, to check on the home periodically. You’ll need to arrange to have someone do snow removal for you while you’re away as well. And don’t forget to forward your mail and newspaper!

Winter Rentals in South Carolina

Where to Spend the Winter

You don’t have to drive the whole way to Florida to spend the winter months anymore. There are other closer places that should be considered and plenty of reasons why.

  1. South Carolina is very pleasant during the winter months and there’s no snow to shovel.
  2. Golf courses around the Grand Strand (the area of Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach) are open year round and there won’t be a lot of people on the courses to navigate around as there are in the peak summer months.
  3. Coming to SC for the winter will save you tons of gas and time over going as far south as Florida.
  4. Our Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach winter rentals will cost you less and come with awesome amenities that you’re sure to enjoy.

Surfside Beach SC Winter Rentals

Surfside Beach Winter Rentals

Our Surfside Beach winter rentals are an assortment of professionally decorated single family homes. They feature splendid amenities like porches and balconies with amazing views, multiple TVs and DVD players, wireless Internet access to keep in touch with family and friends, and well equipped kitchens for preparing any or all of your meals. There are also washer/dryers, exterior showers, swimming pools (sometimes with optional heat), hot tubs, Jacuzzis and plenty of parking. You’ll be comfortable in our Surfside Beach winter rentals and have everything you need for a longer term stay through the winter months.

There are many things to do year round in the Surfside Beach area, including local events. Be sure to play mini golf or the championship golf courses. There’s lots of shopping available in specialty beach shops, and inside and outside shopping malls. Enjoy lunch or dinner at over 1,800+ restaurants in the area.

Winter Rentals in Garden City Beach

Garden City Beach Winter Rentals

Our many Garden City Beach winter rentals will provide you with all the comforts of home in fully furnished 4-8 bedroom properties. Escaping the cold and snow of the north makes perfect sense and this is an ideal place to escape to. Availability is great and our rates are lower during the off-season. A large assortment of properties include oceanfront, ocean view, inlet view and some just a short walk to the ocean. We have pet friendly rentals and rentals with boat ramps and docks. Amenities include swimming pools (heated or not), Internet access, fully equipped kitchens, DVD/VCR players and washer/dryers.

There are lots of things to do year round in the Garden City area, including playing on the many championship golf courses, shopping in any of the numerous specialty beach shops and shopping malls, playing mini golf or taking in Imax movies.

Things to do during the winter in SC

Things To Do Around Coastal SC

No matter where you stay you’ll be close to a vast number of local events taking place in the area. There’s never a shortage of things to do here.

1. Be sure to visit the Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. This seaside community is also known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina” so it’s worth stopping off to have dinner while you’re in the area.

2. Have some laughs at Big Laughs Theatre, 2696 Beaver Run Blvd., Surfside Beach. Choose from Mild Family Show – a rock ‘n roll comedy hypnosis show, Wild & Crazy Adult Comedy Hypnosis Show, or the Fusion Hypnosis Show.

3. Group Dance Lessons at Let’s Dance Studio, 5221 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach. Come out and learn Ballroom, Salsa, Bachata, Shag, Swing, Tango and more taught in groups. No partner necessary!

4. Take in an exciting football game at Coastal Carolina University in nearby Conway, SC. This is the perfect time of the year for it!

Whether this is your first time spending winter away from home and you’re planning a trip for just a month to try it out, for three months as most of the “snowbirds” do, or you want to spend the entire winter from November through April, we’re sure to be able to provide you with the perfect winter rental for your stay. Call us at 866-252-9930 if we can help you with your reservations or answer any questions you may have.