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New Vacation Rentals for 2019 in Myrtle Beach

A big part of the fun in planning a vacation in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, comes from exploring all the possibilities for rental homes. At Vantage Vacation Rentals, we offer a variety of options—including several new additions for 2019. Here’s a quick tour of the latest rental properties now available to you.

Ocean Breeze Cottage

New Vacation Rentals Ocean Breeze Cottage Private Pool and Yard
Ocean Breeze Cottage Private Pool and Yard

Treat yourself to the tranquility of North Myrtle Beach’s family-friendly Windy Hill section. This spacious, three-story duplex is ideally suited for gatherings of large families or for several families on vacation together.

Ocean Breeze Cottage features five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms—with comfortable sleeping room for up to 18 guests. Everything about this home is designed to maximize your comfort and convenience. On the first floor, relax in the den—complete with a mini-fridge and wet bar, along with a large sectional sofa and flat-screen TV.

Move up to the bright and airy second-level living room and you’ll find another sectional sofa and TV. Grab a book or cocktail and head out the sliding glass doors to a furnished balcony.

The kitchen is always a popular gathering space, during and between mealtime. The Ocean Breeze Cottage features a modernized kitchen recently updated with a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops with lots of space for meal prep.

All of your guests will love cooling off and playing around in the private outdoor pool.

Other amenities to enhance your stay include:

  • Full-size washer and dryer
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Central air conditioning
  • Parking for four cars (driveway and garage)

At Ocean Breeze Cottage, you’re just a short half-mile walk to a clean and peaceful beach—one that doesn’t have the crowds you’ll find across the Grand Strand. You’re also minutes away from some of the most popular attractions in North Myrtle Beach, from outlet shops and golf courses to Barefoot Landing—which features a fun mix of dining, shopping and entertainment. And it’s an easy car ride to visit other Myrtle Beach attractions, including the Boardwalk, amusement parks, Skywheel and more.

Ocean Creek Resort

Ocean Creek South and North Towers
Ocean Creek South and North Towers

Swimming, dining, tennis, hiking, biking, relaxing—the 57-acre Ocean Creek Resort community gives you all of this and more behind its secure gates. Nestled between the Intercoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Creek Resort is a haven of natural beauty and a calming contrast to the busy Boardwalk area.

Right outside your door, you’ll find serene nature trails that wind through and past lush gardens, seascapes and a scenic tidal creek. Take full advantage of your proximity to the beach and enjoy the sun and surf, then cool off in one of Ocean Creek’s many private swimming pools. You’ll have full access to the resort’s tennis courts, beach volleyball area, putting green and a children’s playground.

You won’t have to look far to satisfy your hunger. There’s a Four Seasons Restaurant on site serving a full breakfast buffet every morning. Head to the Beach Cabana Bar for a delicious lunch or dinner, including evening entertainment and special cookouts. You’ll also have a front-row seat for gorgeous ocean views.

Vantage has added two new vacation rentals in the Ocean Creek Resort for 2019:

Ocean Creek NN9

New Vacation Rentals Ocean Creek NN9 Dining and Living Room
Ocean Creek NN9 Dining and Living Room

Newly updated, renovated and well-appointed, Ocean Creek NN9 affords gorgeous views of the ocean and southern coastline from two private balconies. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo sleeps eight guests comfortably.

Bright, beachy accents let you know right away you’re on a special vacation. The condo features hardwood flooring throughout an open floorplan, along with updated bathrooms. Prepare your own memorable meals in the gourmet kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and glass tile backsplash.

The four flat-screen TVs and wireless Internet help everyone feel at home. Other amenities include:

  • Central air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Washer/dryer
  • Free bed linens/bath towels

Ocean Creek CC5

New Vacation Rentals Ocean Creek CC5 View
View of Ocean & Tidal Creek from Ocean Creek CC5

Discover the key to stress-free living in your three-bedroom, three-bathroom oceanfront condo. Grab coffee or a cocktail and enjoy the serenade of changing tides from balconies off your living room and master bedroom. You’re perfectly positioned to watch each day start new with the sun rising above the glimmering sea.

Inside, Ocean Creek CC5 offers everything you could want to enjoy a true retreat from the real world. There’s a fully equipped kitchen designed for fun family meals, along with four TVs and a DVD player for movie night.

You’ll also enjoy:

  • Wireless Internet
  • Washer/dryer
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free bed linens/bath towels

Book Your New Vacation Rental Today

Are you ready to plan your North Myrtle Beach summer getaway in one of our new vacation rentals? Would you like to explore more options? We’re here to help. Contact a friendly Vantage reservationist today at (888) 404-3110, or book direct at www.VantageMB.com.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways in Myrtle Beach, SC

Whether it’s your 50th year together or your first, finding the right Valentine’s Day gift is a challenge. This year, give each other the most authentic reflection of your relationship: time together.

Evening Stroll in Myrtle Beach
Evening Stroll in Myrtle Beach

Chances are, that’s what your special someone wants anyway. A Groupon survey in 2018 revealed that 80% of people said they’d rather receive an experience they could share instead of old standards like flowers and candy.

You’ll find an unforgettable experience waiting for you in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Even in February, high temperatures hover close to 60 degrees. And chillier nights are custom-made for a fireplace and an ocean view.

To help you plan the perfect romantic weekend getaway in Myrtle Beach, SC, our team at Vantage has played Cupid and collected some suggestions for vacation rentals and activities you’ll both fall for.

Ocean Creek

Ocean Creek’s pools & resort amenities

Love is in the air at Ocean Creek, one of the more sought-after Myrtle Beach resorts. This tranquil oceanfront community is ideal for a romantic getaway. Its 57 acres of secure private property include dozens of nature trails for hiking, biking and walking, as well as exquisite gardens and a glistening tidal creek. You can even get in a couple’s workout at the gym, on the putting green or with a game of beach volleyball.

If you’re strictly seeking relaxation this Valentine’s Day, luxuriate with your significant other in one of the hot tubs or indoor pools. Then treat your sweetheart to a delectable dinner at Ocean Creek’s on-site Four Seasons Restaurant.

Three wonderful condos and one charming townhouse await your arrival:

Ocean Creek D5

Living room of Ocean Creek D5

Bathe in the sunshine from this newly renovated condo’s lofty windows. With a sprawling private balcony accessible from the living room and the master bedroom, the two of you can experience relaxing coastline and tidal creek views from whichever room you’re in.

For a low-key romantic evening, enjoy the wine bar and cook together in the gourmet kitchen. Take in the sunset and snuggle up while watching TV or a new release on Blu-ray.

Additional amenities include:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bed linens/bath towels
  • Washer and dryer

Ocean Creek DD10

30′ x 30′ rear deck of Ocean Creek DD10

You and your Valentine get the best of all views with this condo. The private balcony will make you swoon over scenes of the canal and ocean. The expansive—and private—rear deck gives you a glimpse of the inviting Ocean Creek community and all the activities it has to offer.

You’ll feel pampered with updates throughout, including granite countertops and brand-new appliances. When the sun sets on your view outside, turn your attention to a romantic comedy on the 45” LCD TV in the living room.

Additional amenities include:

  • Wet bar
  • Complimentary bed linens/bath towels
  • Fully equipped kitchen

Ocean Creek L2433

Master bedroom of Ocean Creek L2433

Looking out across a lush grove of trees, this fourth-floor treasure will give you and your sweetheart all the privacy and serenity you could ask for. Along with the woodland views, you’ll take in salty breezes from your screened balcony overlooking walkways to the beach. And the nautical theme throughout with red, white and blue touches will keep you in the vacation state of mind.

You won’t have any trouble finding something fun to do together. You’re only a short elevator ride and a few steps away from a romantic walk on the beach. You can also stroll the many paths that surround you in the tranquility of nature.

Additional amenities include:

  • Two flat-screen TVs and DVD player
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi

Ocean Creek G2734

Yard & exterior of Ocean Creek G2734

Imagine a romantic vacation that also feels like home. That’s what you’ll find in this secluded and serene two-story townhome. Look out onto your beautifully landscaped private backyard as you enjoy a leisurely breakfast in an enclosed patio, complete with dining furniture.

Secluded doesn’t mean isolated. There’s a putting green right outside your door, and a scenic path winding through gardens and trees takes you to the beach.

At the end of an adventurous day of swimming, shopping or hitting the town, you and your significant other can enjoy some quiet time on the plush sofas in the cozy living room.

Additional amenities include:

  • Brand-new flat-screen TVs
  • Washer and dryer
  • Complimentary bed linens/bath towels

North Beach 4903 Cinzia

Living room of North Beach 4903 Cinzia

Life moves a little slower in the stress-free atmosphere of North Beach Plantation, a 60-acre beach resort community. This charming bungalow brings you a world of luxuries, inside and out. Throughout the unit you’ll notice upscale features such as new appliances and granite countertops. You also have access to multiple indoor and outdoor pools, five hot tubs, a Turkish hammam and the world-class Cinzia Spa—an oasis of relaxation and pampering.

You won’t have to travel far for your special Valentine’s dinner. Make reservations at 21 Main, the on-site steak and sushi restaurant.

Additional amenities include:

  • Complimentary linens
  • Complimentary transportation around the community
  • Fitness center and sauna

Blue Water Keyes 601

Lazy river at Blue Water Keyes

In the heart of North Myrtle Beach, the popular beach resort Blue Water Keyes promises to bring you Valentine’s memories you’ll always cherish. This two-bedroom condo features a jetted tub in the master bathroom and ocean views from the beautiful glass-paneled balcony.

While you’re here, treat yourselves to a few laps in the indoor pool, a relaxing soak in the hot tub and other amenities only for guests. If you feel like exploring, you’re only minutes away from world-class shopping, unique Myrtle Beach, SC, attractions and countless restaurants for every taste.

Additional amenities include:

  • Beachfront workout facility
  • Building elevator
  • Complimentary linens

Valentine’s Day Activities in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC, is home to activities, attractions and excursions for lovers throughout the year. Here are a few suggestions to help you create a memorable Valentine’s Day weekend:

Brookgreen Gardens’ beautiful “Oak Alley”
  • Take a romantic boat ride through the marshes at Brookgreen Gardens, where you can also explore sculptures, fountains and the zoo.
  • Get pampered together at Cinzia Spa, known as an oasis—especially for couples.
  • Step aboard the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and soar high above the beach in your own climate-controlled gondola.

Let us help with your Valentine’s getaway plans today

In addition to these property suggestions, Vantage has a variety of other vacation rentals to satisfy whatever your heart desires. Let us help you plan a romantic Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, getaway you’ll both love. Reach out to one of our friendly Vantage reservation specialists today at (888) 404-3110, or browse and book direct at www.VantageMB.com.

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, VantageMyrtleBeach.com, VantageDelawareBeaches.com, VantageAnnapolis.com and EasternShoreVacations.com.

5 Reasons Why Vacation Rentals Beat Hotels

You may confront a bit of a dilemma as you start planning your next Myrtle Beach vacation: Should you book a vacation rental property or a hotel? The answer, however, is simple when you consider cost, amenities and the space you can only get from vacation rentals.

To assure you that vacation rentals are the way to go, we’ve assembled five big reasons why it’s smart to choose vacation rentals for your Myrtle Beach getaway.

Reason #1 to book a vacation rental: The cost.

Multi-Family Vacations
Multi-Family Vacations

Booking a private vacation rental home using a property management company means more transparent pricing. You won’t get charged hidden fees depending on the amenities you use, so the price you pay doesn’t budge from the start.

If you’re traveling with a large group, it can get rather expensive to reserve several hotel rooms. By choosing a vacation rental home, you can involve more families, share the expenses and save money you can apply to future vacations!

Meals are the largest expense during a vacation. Having the option to cook your own meals in a vacation rental property relieves a huge burden from your budget. Recruit the whole family to help with dinner and visit Myrtle Beach restaurants only when you want to.

Reason #2 to book a vacation rental: Total flexibility.

Kitchen Area of Ocean Creek MM14
Kitchen Area of Ocean Creek MM14

Operating according to tight schedules is a good way to turn your perfect vacation into a drag. If you’re staying in a hotel, you can expect orchestrating your day around room service, the long lines for a mediocre breakfast and inconvenient pool hours.

A vacation home, meanwhile, gives you the freedom to sleep in, treat yourself to hearty meals at any time, and go for a late-night dip in the pool if you’d like. That’s vacation time.

Plus, vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach offer flexible periods of stay, whether you’re in town for a few nights or a few weeks.

Reason #3 to book a vacation rental: More space.

Ocean Creek L2433 - Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom of Ocean Creek L2433

Vacation rental homes typically run about 2,000 square feet, while a hotel room is usually less than one quarter that size. In that small of a space, things can get pretty hectic with family members bickering over the bathroom or keeping everyone’s belongings separate. And who wants to sleep in a room with the person who snores?

At a rental property, family and friends can spend quality time in shared spaces, then retreat to bedrooms when you need a little breathing room.

Reason #4 to book a vacation rental: Better amenities.

Swim-Up Pool Bar at North Beach Plantation
Swim-Up Pool Bar at North Beach Plantation

These days, travelers want a balance of home-like conveniences with perks they can only get on vacation. These include:

• Fast (free) Wi-Fi connections
• Big kitchens
• Swimming pools, pool tables and hot tubs
• Free parking

You’re far more likely to find these amenities in vacation rentals.

Washing machines, coffee makers and driveways not only make life easier—they boost your comfort level. While these come as part of the package with most vacation rental properties, hotels tack on hidden fees for even the smallest conveniences like Internet access and movies. Find the perfect rental property with all your must-haves rather than settling for an impersonal hotel room for your family vacation.

Reason #5 to book a vacation rental: Tranquility.

Unique Circular Living Room of Marina Inn 5101
Living Room of Marina Inn 5101

Frequent guests of rental homes in Myrtle Beach relish the peace and privacy afforded by a place of their very own. It’s nice to enjoy a refreshing night’s sleep without loud guests coming and going down the hall in a busy hotel.

Are you in the market for a relaxing retreat? Or perhaps a fun-filled week of activities for the whole family? Enjoy both when you book a rental property. It’s the perfect choice no matter how you define vacation.

Vantage is ready to assist you in choosing the perfect Myrtle Beach rental for you and your family. Contact a reservationist at (888) 404-3110 or book direct at www.VantageMB.com.

2019 Housing Forecast: Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

2019 Forecast for Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals: 6 Expert Predictions

It’s not yet January, but your 2019 housing forecast has already arrived. For property owners in or entering the vacation rental market, knowing what potential guests value is the key to a successful experience—for you and your vacationers. What matters most to guests, whether millennials or extended families? What should you promote about your property and the surrounding area? And how can you make small changes to your property that will yield a big return on your investment? Read on for six major trends and timely predictions for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina vacation rentals in 2019.

1. Spacious and multi-purpose properties


Who doesn’t want more space? People looking to book vacation rentals certainly do. In 2019, expect to see the search for larger rental homes increase. Whether potential renters want space to accommodate extended family, embark on increasingly popular multigenerational travel or simply to create a little distance between the kids and adults, more is better.

And it’s not just more space that renters are seeking—it’s a variety of opportunities available within that space. The grand vacation rentals described by Forbes writer Christopher Elliott, including an estate in California’s wine country with sleeping room for 10, are mansions with their own pools, hot tubs, spas, outdoor bars and outdoor living rooms.

There are plenty of ways, however, to create this cozy look and feel without having thousands of square feet to spare. Think about how to break up your vacation property in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, so that different rooms have different functions. Here are some ideas:

  • A room stocked with rainy day games
  • A jewelry-making station for collected shells
  • A napping nook for children (and adults!)
  • A picnic patio for seafood nights
  • A porch for ice cream desserts and cocktails

If you’re thinking about renovating to meet some of these goals, creating more open kitchen and dining room areas for guests to gather is an ideal place to start.

2. Catering to millennials


The 2019 housing forecast reveals that there’s more to property rentals than large families. Consider millennials—travelers in their late 20s to early 30s—who come your way alone or with others to attend events, see the landscape or just hang out.

Many millennials are flexible and experienced travelers, even at their young age. They’ve had all kinds of vacation experiences, from staying in condos, beach houses and hotels as children to booking vacation properties online with ease as young adults. But they’re often looking for something different: rentals that accommodate a smaller budget and fewer vacation days.

Here’s how property owners can help: Have an option for shorter stays. Think about making multiple properties in the same complex available for groups on vacation. And absolutely don’t forget millennial-style amenities:

  • Speedy Wi-Fi and plenty of bandwidth for streaming
  • Mobile services for all property-related interactions, including booking and paying
  • Proximity to scooter, car and bike sharing resources

Millennials can also be nostalgic for locales from their childhoods. By mentioning neighborhood restaurants, beaches or arcades from their childhood vacations to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, you could book a stay—and even prompt a new tradition—built on memories.

3. Local outdoor and dining attractions


Nature sites are becoming big travel destinations for 2019. The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and the Catskills in New York have been listed among Lonely Planet’s best affordable adventures for the new year.

The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, vacation rental market can benefit from this trend. Adventures abound here, including:

  • The surf fishing, natural trails and equestrian facilities at Myrtle Beach State Park
  • The Dangerous Reef exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium—a 340-foot underwater tunnel where you can walk surrounded by sharks, tarpons and green moray eels.
  • Day and night safari tours at Myrtle Beach Safari’s 50-acre tropical preserve
  • A variety of kayak tours, including the National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tours, Historic Conway & Big Cypress Kayak Tours and the Sunset Refuge Kayak Tour

One trend that has become increasingly apparent as it takes over Instagram is the rise of foodies. Experiencing local food, adventurous dishes—and taking pictures of it all—is a particular priority for many vacationers. Myrtle Beach’s food and beverage venues are up to the task—and so are you in what you recommend to renters, such as:

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, also features food festivals and events galore. Depending on the week or month, guests might encounter a barbeque or shrimp festival, events centered around local Greek or Italian foods, or—if they’re lucky—the world-famous Blue Crab Festival.

4. Quality, consistent service


We live in a digital society, and companies continue to invest in technology that accelerates the speed of business. But outstanding customer service—the kind with a personal touch—is timeless. And in the world of vacation rentals, it’s an essential differentiator.

According to a publication summarizing the 2018 VRMA Conference: “Booking a vacation rental is more of a ‘considered purchase’ than booking a hotel room.” Property owners have to stay focused on the core tenets of customer satisfaction, like meeting or exceeding expectations with regards to the quality of the experience, the amenities offered and the level of service delivered.

This can mean:

  • Maintaining the property with timely repairs and upgrades
    Adding modern conveniences that enhance the stay, including key-based entry systems and digital thermostats
  • Simple benefits that guests will remember and appreciate, like free passes to the local gym, mid-week cleanings and delivery services for groceries and other essentials

In the property rental business, you cannot overestimate the importance of personal engagements and the value of making guests feel welcome and cared for. That’s not always easy for busy owners, so it’s vital to select property management experts with a reputation for delivering impeccable service.

Hospitality consultant Debby Hudspith defines this service as: “Knowing why the customer is there in the first place, making them feel important, building a relationship, responding to requests out of the ordinary and ensuring someone is always available for them, no matter which department.”

5. Value over luxury


What’s one of the most important elements of vacation rentals in 2019? Value. It’s not always luxury that guests are after, and since group trips are on the rise, dividing up a property’s nightly rate is an efficient and cost-effective way to get more space. Divided by 10 people, the cost of the California wine estate we mentioned earlier was just $68 per person per night. It’s hard for any hotel to beat that rate.

Property owners can offer value in a myriad of other ways for any kind of rental property. Including in the price of your rental amenities like a complimentary bottle of wine and/or a welcome basket of snacks might just be the reason your renters return next season.

Further ideas highlighted by Successful Meetings include:

  • A record player and an eclectic vinyl music selection
  • Customized cocktail packages brought right to their door
  • A pet fish as the property mascot

Choosing skincare products, robes and linens that reflect the changing seasons or come from a local source is a trendy bit of detail much appreciated by renters. And lots of these ideas will fit into any budget.

Other bonuses renters enjoy are practical elements that will make their stay easier—coffeemakers, blenders, bottled water and energy bars, fresh fruit, baked goods straight out of the oven and water bowls and treats for pets.

6. Benefits of booking direct


This year, local vacation rental property owners are taking the lead over online travel agencies (OTAs). Managers of large vacation properties revealed at the VRMA International Conference a decline in the overall use of OTAs.

Local owners have plenty to offer that OTAs and their customer service representatives just can’t, including personalized communication with guests and availability at every stage of the booking and renting process. More and more, guests will rely on owners and property managers for hyperlocal Myrtle Beach information, such as:

  • Last-minute dinner recommendations at Barefoot Landing
  • The inside scoop on the area’s best ice cream parlors
  • Recommendations for kid-friendly spaces and the coolest clubs for adults to dance the night away
  • The most unique local shops and top attractions at Broadway at the Beach
  • The most memorable spots to explore at Myrtle Beach State Park—surf fishing, nature trails, equestrian facilities

These are just a few of the trends and predictions we’re keeping an eye on for vacation rentals and travel in 2019. As the year gets going, the experts here at Vantage Vacation Rentals will be on the lookout for more opportunities to help you keep your guests satisfied while getting the most from your Myrtle Beach property.

In the meantime, we’re here to answer your questions, provide support and set you up for a successful year. Reach out to us at any time by calling 888.404.3110 or email us at Info@VantageMB.com.

Society of Stranders | Jan 16-20 in Myrtle Beach

Why Attend the Society of Stranders Mid-Winter Workshop in Myrtle Beach?


The phenomenon known as the Shag dance first emerged several decades ago along the beaches of South Carolina. And it remains a strong part of the area’s culture to this day. But it’s much more than a dance—it’s a lifestyle worth celebrating. And that’s precisely what you can do with the Myrtle Beach Society of Stranders.

The Society of Stranders (SOS)—a popular dance organization named after Myrtle Beach’s “Grand Strand”—meets three times a year, and they will host their Mid-Winter Workshops for new and current members between January 16 and 20, 2019.

Winter Is a Drag—Let’s Shag!

Whether you love everything Shag or just love having a great time, you won’t want to miss the party that is the SOS Mid-Winter Workshops. There are lots of reasons you’ll want to be part of the action:

  • Escaping the winter blahs in Myrtle Beach
  • Getting active after holiday feasts
  • Showing off your moves—and learning a few more
  • Making new friends that last a lifetime

Let loose to your favorite beach music at area clubs with an exciting lineup of DJs and live bands. If you’re not already a member, you can join SOS for just $35. Your membership card will grant you access to all participating clubs, including:

Make Yourself at Home


When you’re not dancing the night away at the SOS Mid-Winter Workshop, you can try North Myrtle Beach’s delicious new restaurants, stroll along the uncrowded beach, explore the world-class shopping or just kick back and relax.

The North Myrtle Beach SOS Mid-Winter Workshop is the perfect excuse to spend a few days away with friends at the birthplace of Shag. And Vantage is the perfect partner to help you find a vacation rental property that keeps you close to all the action. Give us a call at 888-404-3110 to book a property or browse our selection of North Myrtle Beach vacation rental properties.

Myrtle Beach Holiday Events through New Year’s

Myrtle Beach Holiday Events through New Year’s

There’s no vacation like a winter vacation—especially in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Enjoy smaller crowds, cooler temperatures and exciting Myrtle Beach holiday events featuring something for the whole family, from live entertainment to tasty treats. Even watch the ball drop and start off 2019 right.

Looking for the perfect holiday outing? Here’s a look at fun Christmas events in South Carolina and the best Myrtle Beach New Year’s Eve parties.

Myrtle Beach Christmas Events

  • Intercoastal Christmas Regatta | November 24
    Catch the beginning of this vibrant parade at the Little River Inlet, then adjourn at Dock Holidays Marina. Cozy up with family and watch the parade coast along the waterway—the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.
  • Nights of 1,000 Candles | December 6–December 22
    Sip on warm cider, listen to carolers and watch Brookgreen Gardens glow. Named the Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina by Travel + Leisure magazine, this magical event features more than 4,500 hand-lit candles.
  • Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot | November 22
    One of the area’s largest races, the Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot draws families from near and far to run 10K-, 5K- and one-mile races. Join over 1,200 participants in starting your Thanksgiving with a good sweat.
  • The Great Christmas Light Show | November 23–December 30
    Pile in the car for this North Myrtle Beach drive-through light show and revel in the magic of more than two million lights in over 500 displays. Afterward, visit Santa’s Village for a cup of cocoa and of course, meet Santa himself.
  • MarshWalk Wonderland of Lights | November 17–December 31
    Stroll along the MarshWalk, illuminated by thousands of lights synchronized with holiday music. Ring in the New Year with loved ones at this cheerful, dreamy event—one of the most dazzling Christmas events in South Carolina.

Myrtle Beach New Year’s Eve Parties

  • Southern Times Square at The Market Common | December 31
    Listen to live music, purchase champagne from vendors and bring the kids for fun activities as you say farewell to 2018. There will even be a live feed of the New York City Times Square ball drop. Get ready to count down at one of the best New Year’s events in South Carolina!

Myrtle Beach has plenty for you to enjoy this holiday season, with the perfect balance of fun and relaxation. You don’t want to miss these holiday events in South Carolina.  Visit our website or call (888) 404-3110 to find the ideal Myrtle Beach vacation rental for your holiday visit.

10 Ways Vacation Rental Owners Can Upgrade for Instant Value

Small Upgrades that Create Big Value for Vacation Rental Owners

While many vacation rental owners may not have the funds or resources for major structural changes to their rental properties, there are several types of easy upgrades that can instantly add value. Below are our top recommendations for inexpensive improvements that will help maintain your vacation rental, impress your guests, and pave the way for repeat business in the future.

  • A fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into any vacation home – nothing improves your home’s appearance more than this. Painting is easy and inexpensive and sets the tone throughout the property. Consider adding an accent wall for a splash of color and an interesting design element.
  • Replacing older light fixtures not only improves lighting quality, but also gives your home an updated look and aesthetic appeal.
  • New cabinet doors, knobs and contact paper for shelves and drawers freshen up kitchens and make guests feel at home during their stay.
  • Upgrading to hardwood or tile flooring makes your property easier to maintain and gives it an updated look in online photos.  You will score big points with guests, as well!
  • Contemporary showerheads, toilet paper holders, towel racks or faucets may seem like small details, but they can give bathrooms a clean, personalized touch like that of an upscale hotel.
  • Flat-screen TVs add a modern, streamlined look to your home and greatly improve the viewing experience for guests while they relax on vacation.  With the cost of flat-screen TVs having come down dramatically in price, this is a great opportunity to swap out any older, boxy TVs that may be making your vacation rental look dated.
  • Programmable thermostats can add money-saving and functional elements to the home. Most are inexpensive and easy to install.
  • While it may not be possible to add square footage to your property – especially if it’s located in a condo building – storage within the home can be maximized by installing vertical shelving in workrooms, pantries, closets and garages.
  • Little touches, like updating light switches and doorknobs, can add a fresh feel to any room. Routinely upgrade the bedrooms with hotel-quality bedding, pillows, and mattresses or mattress toppers – all things that guests have come to expect when they travel. New door handles and locks can improve security, as well.
  • Save on energy costs by switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, routinely cleaning your refrigerator coils, and replacing older air conditioning or furnace filters.

Helping vacation rental owners succeed in North Myrtle Beach, SC is our passion. For more tips or to get a free proposal on your next project, contact Vantage Vacation Rentals at 877-319-5808 or email deb@vantageresortrealty.biz. Visit our Vacation Rental Management Services page to learn more about how Vantage can help you maximize your vacation home.

4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Vacation Rental Manager

Hiring a Vacation Rental Manager? Be Sure to Ask these 4 Questions.

Do you own a vacation rental in Myrtle Beach, SC? You may want to consider hiring a property management company to oversee its operations when you are unable to handle maintenance, communicate with guests and answer various questions. You do not want to end up with a management company that does not understand you and your needs, so here are some questions to ask every prospective organization.

1. What Are Your Fees?

You always want to know how much you will need to pay a property management company before signing a contract. The fees can range anywhere between 25 and 50 percent of the total rent. Consider how much you can afford to pay and still make a profit from your vacation rental.

2. What Do Your Other Clients Have To Say?

It is always advisable to seek out references. The management company should have no problem putting you in touch with current clients. These clients will offer their sincere opinions, and you will know whatever they say is the truth.

3. What Services Are Included in the Fees?

The fees you pay should cover most of the maintenance costs. Some aspects that should be included consist of marketing, maintenance, cleaning, in-person visits and pre-stay walk-throughs. Ask about everything, so you do not get caught off-guard about any extra fees that pop up.

4. What Is Vacation Rental Performance Like in the Area?

An experienced vacation rental property management company should be able to tell you everything about that industry in a specific city. They should be able to tell you when the slow and busy seasons are. You should also ask about any local regulations that could impact who you can rent to.

If you have a Myrtle Beach rental property and are looking for a vacation rental manager to partner with, Vantage Vacation Rentals can help. Visit our Vacation Rental Management Services page for more information about how we make the experience smooth and successful for property owners. Questions? Call (888) 404-3110 or send a message through our online form, and be sure to request a Free Rental Market Analysis of your property. We will get back to you shortly!

Squeeze in Last-Minute Labor Day Fun

Labor Day weekend called. It wants you to go to the beach.

If you thought you wouldn’t get to the beach this summer, or you wish you could have one more dip in the ocean, here’s great news: these great choices are available for a Labor Day weekend stay in North Myrtle Beach.

Build a sandcastle. Indulge in a Peaches Corner hot dog. Earn bragging rights at putt-putt. Or just work on your tan (and make everyone at work jealous).

So why stay home and do chores when you and enjoy one last weekend relaxing to the sound of the ocean waves? Pack your flip-flops and a good beach read and say goodbye to the summer the right way.

North Myrtle Beach Rentals for Your Labor Day Getaway

Vantage offers a variety of vacation rentals in some of North Myrtle Beach’s top communities. Amenity-rich resorts like Beach Cove Resort, Emerald Cove II, and Ocean Creek are not only located directly on the beach, but are also conveniently located across Route 17 from the popular Barefoot Landing attraction – with dozens of shops, restaurants, activities, and events throughout the year.

Looking for a peaceful golf or boating vacation? Try the beautiful community of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a luxurious resort along Myrtle Beach’s Intracoastal Waterway and just a stone’s throw from the Grande Dunes Golf Club.

No matter which resort you choose, you can be sure to get a first-class experience as you soak up these final days of the season.  So book one last weekend at the beach and say goodbye to summer the right way: with your toes in the sand.

  • Beach Cove Resort 421 – 1-BR/1-BA/Sleeps 6 – Oceanfront condo with beautiful ocean views, outdoor/indoor/kiddie pools, arcade game room,  and on-site restaurants.
  • Blue Water Keyes 701 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Oceanfront (side) condo with ocean views, outdoor/indoor pools, lazy river, hot tubs, and fitness center.
  • Blue  Water Keyes 1101 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Oceanfront (side) condo with ocean views, outdoor/indoor pools, lazy river, hot tubs, and fitness center.
  • Emerald Cove II 8A – 4-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Spacious oceanfront end-unit condo with plenty of light, expansive ocean views from multiple rooms, and an outdoor pool.
  • Marina Inn 5101 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Elegant condo with updated appliances and floor-to-ceiling views of the Intracoastal Waterway from a unique circular-shaped living room.  Amenities include outdoor/indoor pools, hot tub, on-site restaurant/bars, and community golf and tennis.
  • Marina Inn 7301 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – 2,100-SqFt condo with Intracoastal views from multiple balconies and a unique master bedroom suite with fireplace and private kitchenette.  Amenities include outdoor/indoor pools, hot tub, on-site restaurant/bars, and community golf and tennis.
  • Ocean Creek K4 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 8 – Oceanfront North Tower condo with beautiful ocean views, indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, volleyball, kids’ activities, and on-site dining facilities.
  • Ocean Creek L2256 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Newly-renovated Lodge unit condo with fresh decor and woodland views from a private screened porch.  Amenities include indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, volleyball, kids’ activities, and on-site dining facilities.
  • Ocean Creek L2433 – 1-BR/1.5-BA/Sleeps 4 – Updated Lodge unit condo nestled in the trees, offering woodland views from a private screened porch. Amenities include indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, volleyball, kids’ activities, and on-site dining facilities.
  • Ocean Creek QQ5 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 8 – Oceanfront (side) North Tower condo with ocean views and multiple balconies, including a 30′ x 30′ furnished private deck. Amenities include indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, volleyball, kids’ activities, and on-site dining facilities.

Plan your Labor Day getaway to North Myrtle Beach at VantageMB.com. 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!