Spring into Fun Myrtle Beach Events

So many reasons to come to Myrtle Beach this Spring!

If you’ve never visited Myrtle Beach in the Spring, you don’t know what you’re missing. Beyond the beauty of the ocean and the tranquility of the beach, you’ll find music, art, food and events large and small for couples and families.  Vantage Resort Realty invites you to get your toes in the sand and enjoy this wonderful time of year when there are less crowds, warm temperatures, and low off-season rates.

Vantage boasts a variety of condos, townhomes, and cottages in North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area that have fantastic amenities to make your stay relaxing.  Perhaps you’re dreaming of an oceanfront oasis like North Beach Plantation, Ocean Creek, Emerald Cove, Blue Water Keyes, or Beach Cove Resort or the serene sunsets of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes situated along the Intracoastal Waterway.  These conveniently-located communities are just a short drive from all the fun at Myrtle Beach’s most popular events and activities.  Here are just a few of the great events happening between now and Memorial Day.  To find more, visit


Can-Am Days Festival
March 10-18 – The 57th annual festival welcoming Canadians and other snowbirds with live music, entertainment, food, demonstrations and much more.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
March 17 – Parade, live music, children’s area, rides and over 150 vendors.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 31 – Egg hunt, children’s activities and a photo op with Ms. Blossom.


Horry County Fair
April 20-29 – The third annual fair includes Robinson’s Racing Pigs, a petting zoo, carnival rides, food and live entertainment for all ages.

Society of Stranders (SOS) Spring Safari
April 20-29 – The biggest adult party on the East Coast, in the place where shag dancing originated. Parties, classes, competitions, a parade and more.

Wings over Myrtle Beach Air Show
April 28-29 – Two-day air show featuring the US NavyN Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron, USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team, GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, Class of 45 Demo Team and the USSOCOM Para-Commandos Jump Team. The event will also include displays, helicopter rides and other activities.


Mayfest on Main® Festival
May 12 – The 13th festival will feature over 100 crafters, food, live music and more.

World Famous Blue Crab Festival
May 19-20 – The 37th annual festival, one of the largest festivals in the Southeast, will feature live beach music, a kids’ zone, and approximately 300 arts and crafts, specialty food and business expo vendors.

Plan your Spring getaway to North Myrtle Beach at  Or give our Vacation Coordinators a call at (888) 404-3110 – we would be happy to help you find the rental that’s just right for you!

Book Now, Pay Later | Ends Feb. 28th

Book Now to Hold Your Perfect Spot

With five weeks of winter still to go, chances are you’re dreaming about a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC this year. Why let a little thing like your bank account get in the way? That’s why we’re rolling out our unique Book Now, Pay Later offer. After all, if you’re going to be enjoying your vacation later, why should you have to pay for it now? So now through the end of February, you can reserve your dream vacation with just a $250 deposit.

Here’s How it Works:

    • Choose the vacation rental you’d like with a $250 deposit (per week booked)
    • Pay the remainder of your deposit by April 1st
    • The balance of your reservation is due 30 days prior to your arrival date

At this time of year, many guests are waiting for their tax refund to arrive (or maybe even still saving up for vacation). But we want to help make your vacation dream a reality without having to wait.

Please note that the Book Now, Pay Later special is valid only on select weekly rentals during the period of June 23-September 1, and some properties may be excluded. Feel free to speak with a vacation coordinator at (888) 404-3110 to see if your desired vacation rental is included. Hurry – this offer ends February 28th. The sooner you book, the more choices you’ll have!

Check out one of our top communities below, or browse our entire inventory of vacation rentals HERE.

Ocean Creek

One of our favorite spots for experiencing North Myrtle Beach is Ocean Creek – a one-of-a-kind destination with so much natural beauty and things to do that you may not want to leave the community gates. Located on a 57-acre property between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this oceanfront resort offers first-class amenities and a peaceful respite from the bustling Boardwalk area. Guests can hike and bike on dozens of nature trails that take you past lush gardens, oceanfront vistas, and a scenic tidal creek. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, swimming in Ocean Creek’s indoor/outdoor pools, or shopping at nearby Barefoot Landing. Additional amenities include beach volleyball, tennis courts, a putting green, on-site restaurants, and kids’ activities. Guests can choose from several types of accommodations such as the North and South Tower condos with ocean views, Greens Villas overlooking the putting green, Tennis Villas next to the tennis courts, Garden Homes with private yards, and Lodge Villas located within a peaceful woodland area. All units are within close proximity to one another and are just a short walk or tram ride from the beach.

Don’t wait another day to get your 2018 Myrtle Beach vacation lined up and take advantage of our Book Now, Pay Later campaign. Search using your desired dates, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, location within town, and so much more. Or give us a call at (888) 404-3110, and we would be happy to suggest some vacation rentals that fit your needs and budget.

Book Direct and Save Big

Wednesday, February 7th is #BookDirect day, and whether you’re planning a spring getaway or a summer trip, here are five reasons why reaching out to vacation rental managers to book direct is the strategy of smart travelers.

  • Websites such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway and TripAdvisor add significant fees when you book through them. So do many online travel agencies. You can save substantially by contacting the owner or property manager to book direct.  These precious vacation dollars can be used for other fun things on your vacation like amusement rides, dinner at a local restaurant, or souvenirs on the boardwalk.
  • Direct contact with the owner or property manager makes it easy to communicate special needs without your requests getting “lost in translation.” Here at Vantage we go the extra mile to accommodate our guests and make the experience a smooth one.  We can help you arrange for convenient services such as linen rental, grocery delivery, mid-week cleaning, and more.
  • Many of the best vacation rentals aren’t even listed on major sites, because listings are expensive for owners. Along the North Carolina coast, for example, only 30% of all rental properties are listed on the major sites. You could be missing out.
  • Owners and property managers know the vacation rental and the surrounding area. They can offer insider’s knowledge. Many have special offers they don’t list on the major sites. Visit our Specials Page to see Vantage Resort Realty’s current vacation rental deals.
  • Owners and property managers have the most updated information about their property and community. They can give you the inside scoop about new amenities, lesser-known area events and hidden gems that make your vacation memorable.

Book smarter. #bookdirect. You’ll save and have a much better experience. Ready to find your perfect vacation spot? Browse our diverse inventory of some of North Myrtle Beach’s finest vacation rentals at today!

South Carolina Bluegrass Festival, Nov. 23-25

Beach & Bluegrass – South Carolina Bluegrass Festival

Nothing goes better with a piece of pumpkin pie than some saltwater and the sweet sounds of bluegrass!  Spend your Thanksgiving holiday in Myrtle Beach at the 48th Annual South Carolina Bluegrass Festival, November 23-25, 2017.  Located at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, this three-day event celebrates all things bluegrass and brings together some of the country’s top bluegrass artists such as Dailey & Vincent, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, and The Gibson Brothers.  Enjoy more than 15 live bands featuring classic instruments like banjos, fiddles, and mandolins, as well as sweet vocal harmonies and homespun lyrics that harken back to our American roots.  This spacious and modern indoor venue (Hall C) offers general admission and reserved seating located on the floor level or in elevated areas.  Tickets start at $40 ($20 for children) and can be purchased via

Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals at Off-Season Rates

In addition, guests can take advantage of off-season rental rates and fewer crowds by vacationing over Thanksgiving Weekend.  Daytime temperatures for Myrtle Beach in November are typically a balmy 65-75 degrees, making it easy to enjoy the beach and beautiful views from your balcony.  In addition, the majority of Vantage Resort Realty vacation rentals feature fully-equipped kitchens – great for preparing a Thanksgiving meal for the family.  Located in peaceful North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area, Vantage properties are just a short drive (15-20 minutes) from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and the South Carolina Bluegrass Festival.  Here are just a few of our vacation rentals available during the event:

North Beach 213
3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace of the amenity-rich community of North Beach Plantation. Located oceanfront in the Indigo Tower overlooking the pool area, this spacious luxury condo  has been redecorated with high-end furnishings, upgraded kitchen, and flat-screen TVs.  Guest have just a short walk to the on-site restaurant, spa, indoor/outdoor pools, swim-up bar – and, of course – the beach!

Ocean Creek EE13
2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Sip your morning coffee and watch the sun rise over the ocean from your perch on the oceanfront corner of the South Tower!  This property is well-equipped with a full kitchen and flat-screen TV in the living room and all bedrooms.  In addition, guests can take advantage of fantastic resort amenities, such as indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball, tennis, a putting green, and an on-site beach bar and grill.

Marina Inn 7505
2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 8 – Relax on the balcony while taking in beautiful views of the marina, Intracoastal Waterway, and pool area. This luxurious condo features a renovated kitchen, a gas fireplace, a king bed, two queen beds, a sleep sofa, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms.  Room service and in-room spa services are available from the resort for guests wanting a more private and tranquil experience.

Don’t wait – plan your off-season North Myrtle Beach escape today. Browse or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Taste the Best of Myrtle Beach, SC

Perfect Day of Food in Myrtle Beach

From fresh-off-the-boat seafood  to tropical frozen drinks, take a trip to the Caribbean without leaving Myrtle Beach.  Forget the chain restaurants! North Myrtle Beach prides itself on fresh and local food. With hundreds of delicious local restaurants, the Vantage Team narrowed down a few of our favorite spots. Leave the pots and pans at home – let us be your guide for the perfect day of food!

  • Eggs Up Grill – Eat like a local! Whether you love their signature omelettes or indulge with their waffles, Eggs Up is the perfect way to start your vacation day.  Drive down the road and make Ocean Creek Resort (pictured) our perfect getaway. This has nationally acclaimed resort has everything to make your vacation complete, including 7 swimming pools, a private putting green, fitness center & a beachfront bar and grill!
  • River City Café – Grill up some good times in Barefoot Landing! You can’t come to Myrtle Beach without trying River City Cafe’s world famous onion rings and burger. Try Vantage’s favorite Surf N Turf Burger! After filling your bellies, head over to the Grande Dunes Resort and relax at Marina Inn 5101 (pictured). With beautiful views of the Intracoastal waterway, this luxury 2-BR/2-BA promises relaxation.
  • Nacho Hippo –  Treat your taste buds to Tex-Mex! With live music, cold drinks and delicious food, Nacho Hippo promises good times. After lunch, stroll over to North Beach 213 – a 3-BR oceanfront condo. Located in North Beach Plantation, this unit offers 8 indoor/outdoor pools, fitness center & the Grand Strand’s only swim-up bar!
Happy Hour & Drinks
  • Ocean Annie’s – Enjoy a taste of island life! Whether you dance along with the live music or sip on a  signature drink, good times are mandatory at Ocean Annie’s. Continue the relaxation at Marina Inn 7301 – a luxurious 3-BR/3-BA, 2100 Sq-Ft condo! with the high-end amenities, breathtaking views and indoor/outdoor pools, this property serves up a great time.
  • Flying Fish Public Market and Grill – Get hooked on amazing seafood! Located in Barefoot Landing, this restaurant offers a unique waterfront dining experience. Try Vantage’s favorite Lobster Ravioli! Nested across the street is North Beach Cinzia 4903 (pictured) – a luxurious 2-BR/2-BA cottage. Make this adorable bungalow your home away from home!
  • RioZ Brazilian Steak – Whether you splurge with fine dining or stop by for happy hour, you must try RioZ’s southern Brazilian style cooking. After a night at RioZ, swim back to Blue Water Keyes. With a lazy river, fitness center and gorgeous beach, your family will fall in love with this oceanfront resort.
  • Original Painter’s Homemade Ice Cream – Make Painter’s your new family tradition! Since 1952, this restaurant has treated visitors to the best ice cream on the Grand Strand. After a food filled day, enjoy a drink on the private balcony at Ocean Keyes 2743. Families will love this lakefront 3-BR/2-BA condo!

Don’t forget the missing ingredient for your perfect day of food: a fantastic vacation rental. Give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to speak with a Vacation Coordinators or browse today!

Be an Early Bird – Book Now for 2018

The Early Bird Gets the Rental

The end of summer is already in sight and that means transitioning into fall.  Storing away beach chairs, shopping for school supplies, returning to school – it’s enough to give any family a case of the post-vacation blues!  Start dreaming about next year’s Myrtle Beach or North Myrtle Beach vacation by reserving your Early Bird rental for 2018.  This is a great way to get the home that you want and dates that you need before another guest swoops in and steals your favorite spot.

Flexible Payment Plan Available

For a limited time, guests can also take advantage of our Flexible Payment Plan.  A $500 payment can be made to reserve your vacation rental and desired dates, with any remaining balance of the deposit due by October 1st (and then the balance of the reservation due 30 days prior to arrival).  Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to save on your 2018 vacation and get it scheduled ahead of time.  We are already receiving requests for next year, so fly on over to our Early Bird Rentals page and book your vacation before another guest swoops in and steals your favorite spot!

A Few of Our Most Popular Communities

Ocean Creek – Located on a 57-acre property between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this oceanfront resort offers first-class amenities and a peaceful respite from the bustling Boardwalk area. Guests can hike and bike on dozens of nature trails that take you past lush gardens, oceanfront vistas, and a scenic tidal creek. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, cooling off in one of Ocean Creek’s seven swimming pools, or shopping at nearby Barefoot Landing.

North Beach Plantation – Nestled between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this 60-acre community has all the makings of an amazing vacation. Guests have access to 8 indoor & outdoor pools, including an over-the-top 2.5-acre Caribbean-themed beachfront pool area. Spacious sun deck areas mingle amongst pools, hot tubs, cabanas, fountains, and the Grand Strand’s only swim-up bar! Indoor pool features a lazy river, as well as a game area with giant checkers, chess, shuffle-board, and corn hole. All of this, and just a short drive from many popular attractions – such as Barefoot Landing shops and restaurants, the Alabama Theatre, Tanger Outlets, and area golf courses.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes – Located along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway and just one mile from the beach, this 2,200-acre landscape is one of the area’s top communities thanks to its elegant accommodations, fun amenities, and central location between North and South Myrtle Beach. Popular attractions are just a short drive away, such as Broadway at the Beach (5 miles), Barefoot Landing (4.5 miles), and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk (6 miles).

Don’t wait, Early Birds – plan your 2018 vacation today.  Browse our entire inventory of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals at or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 404-3110.

Fall in Love with North Myrtle Beach

Temperatures May Drop, but Myrtle Beach Events Heat Up

Dusting off school books, raking up leaves, and enjoying football on TV – who says vacations are just for the summer? Fall is the best time of year and even better in Myrtle Beach! Forget the traffic, skip the lines, and enjoy life at a slower pace. Myrtle Beach offer fall vacation deals for every budget.  With off-season temperatures in the 70s-80s, the local events never stop. From food festivals to art shows, visitors will fall in love with Myrtle Beach.


  • 9/1-2 Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival – Watch over 25 team compete for the title of Carolina’s best BBQ! With a beer & wine garden, live music, wing tasting & vendors, this festival promises to be a great time.
  •  9/4-10 16th Annual Mustang Week – Check out the hottest cars all week long at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center!
  • 9/16 7th Annual Myrtle Beach Wine Fest – Make the Myrtle Beach Wine Fest your new fall tradition! Sip over 50 wines from around the world.
  • 9/22-24 42nd Annual Atalaya Arts + Crafts Festival – Gorgeous views & beautiful fine art in Huntington Beach State Park. Stroll and enjoy artists, crafts and vendors from across the country!
  • 9/23 Brew at the Zoo – Taste over regional and national craft beers! Stay for the silent auction, all benefiting a great cause.
  • 9/30 14th Annual Irish Italian International Festival –  From the spaghetti eating contest to street performers to great food, you will find something for every member of the family!


  • 10/7 Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival – Bring your appetite and stay awhile! Located on Ocean Boulevard, the whole family will love the live music, kid’s area, food & cornhole tournament.
  • 10/13-14 9th Annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest – Celebrate the best of fall the with food & beer, live music, pumpkin patch & face painting!

Plan your fall getaway to North Myrtle Beach at  Or give our Vacation Coordinators a call at (888) 404-3110 – we would be happy to help you find the rental that’s just right for you!

North Myrtle Beach Loves Snowbirds

Follow Us South for the Winter

Calling all Snowbirds – escape the winter blues and fly south with Vantage! With off-season temperatures in the 60s and 70s, North Myrtle Beach is known for staying warm all year long.  Trading your snow boots for flip flops has never been easier!  Vantage’s unique FlexStay properties provide more flexibility, allowing you to customize a vacation that fits your timeframe and budget. Starting the beginning of September, these vacation rentals allow you to fly into town any day of the week and enjoy a 3-night minimum stay rather than a traditional week-long visit. Looking to nest for longer? Vantage offers great snowbird deals on long-term vacation rentals. Whether you dream of an off-season weekend getaway or a 3-month-long vacation,  plan your visit around YOUR schedule, not the other way around!

Check Out a Few Snowbird Properties

Beach Cove Resort 421
1-BR, 1-BA, Sleeps 6 – Enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony of this oceanfront condo. Guests have access to a variety of amenities within the resort, including a grill and coffee bar, indoor/outdoor pools, a lazy river, and arcade room. At night, stop by the Barefoot Landing and enjoy attractions including House of Blues & Flying Fish Market & Grill.

Blue Water Keyes 1101
2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 6 – Wake up to beautiful views from  the glass-paneled balcony of this oceanfront condo. Located in Crescent Beach, the property features a full kitchen, a flat-screen TV, and a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom. Head downstairs to enjoy indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, a lazy river and fitness center.

Emerald Cove II 8A
4-BR, 3-BA, Sleeps 10 – This spacious oceanfront condo is equipped with a kitchen, large breakfast bar, flat-screen TVs & washer/dryer. Step out on the private balcony and let the “big blue” relax you and your family. Make sure to splash around in the outdoor pool!

North Beach 834 Madiera
2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 8 – Slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace of the amenity-rich community of North Beach Plantation. Located in the Cottages section, this home features all-new, high-end furnishings and flat-screen TVs, and is just a short walk away from the spa, indoor/outdoor pools, swim-up bar, on-site restaurant and other fantastic amenities.

Don’t wait Snowbirds – plan your off-season North Myrtle Beach escape today.  Browse or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Last-Minute Vacation? We’ve Got You Covered.

It Pays to Procrastinate

Did you wait until the last minute to book your Myrtle Beach vacation rental? Not to worry. That means you can take advantage of reduced rates and last-minute deals at select homes in our inventory. Browse below for a few of our homes featuring drastically reduced rates on various weeks, or visit our Specials Page for a complete list.

Our Top Last-Minute Deals

Ocean Creek MM9 – 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – SAVE $300 on the week of July 8-15 (was $2300 – NOW $2000)!  Enjoy beautiful views of the ocean and Myrtle Beach coastline from the south side of the South Tower!  Well-equipped with a full kitchen and flat-screen TV in the living room and all bedrooms, this property features fantastic resort amenities, such as indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball, tennis, a putting green, and an on-site beach bar and grill.

Ocean Creek KK11 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 5 – SAVE $200 on available July weeks (was $1800 – NOW $1600)!  Enjoy amazing ocean views and sunrises from this corner front condo in the South Tower that is well-furnished property and features a master suite with a king bed.  This community has a wide variety of amenities and is located across Highway 17 from the popular Barefoot Landing shopping, dining, and entertainment complex.

Marina Inn 7505 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – SAVE $200 on the week of July 8-15 (was $1900 – NOW $1700)!  Relax on the balcony while taking in beautiful views of the marina, Intracoastal Waterway, and pool area. This luxurious condo features a renovated kitchen, a gas fireplace, a king bed, two queen beds, a sleep sofa, a gas fireplace, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms.

Now is the time to book your Myrtle Beach vacation so you can take advantage of these amazing deals at Vantage Resort Realty! For assistance finding the vacation rental that’s right for you, speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 404-3110 today.

Happy First Day of Summer!

What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

Hang up your coats and leave your textbooks at home – the First Day of Summer is finally here!  That means more hours of daylight to enjoy all the things that we love most about this time of year.  Whether you’re lounging on the warm sand, splashing in the surf, or enjoying your favorite local restaurants, Myrtle Beach is the perfect backdrop for making memories. However, just like a seagull swooping in to snatch the last french fry, these precious weeks will be gone before you know it.  What’s on your summer bucket list?  Scroll down for a few ideas from the Vantage team of what we are looking forward to most about summer!  For even more ideas of what to do this summer, download our free North Myrtle Beach Vacation Guide.

Catch Summer Before It’s Gone

With fireworks in the sky and barbeque on the grill, it is clear that summer is in full swing.  Let us help you check off everything on your bucket list!  Our vacation rentals are filling up fast, but there is still time to treat yourself and your family to that perfect summer vacation.  Looking for an awesome deal?  Speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 404-3110 or visit our Specials Page for reduced rates at select homes.