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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.

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 MyrtleBeach.com.

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 Vacation Rentals’ properties 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 VantageMB.com 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!

Breakfast
  • 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!
Lunch
  • 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.
Dinner
  • 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.
Dessert.
  • 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 VantageMB.com today!

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 Vacation Rentals! For assistance finding the vacation rental that’s right for you, speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 404-3110 today.

Marina Inn – Myrtle Beach’s Hidden Gem

Experience Myrtle Beach at Marina Inn

One of the best reasons to visit Myrtle Beach, SC is for its wide variety of vacation experiences and recreational opportunities. From beautiful beaches and attractions to world-class golf and fine dining, there is truly something for everyone here! If you are searching for a Myrtle Beach resort that checks off all the boxes on your family’s vacation wish list, then look no further than the 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).

Play Where You Stay

By far, the hub of activity for Marina Inn is its beautiful, Mediterranean-inspired pool area located right next to the water. Head out for a refreshing swim in the indoor and outdoor multi-level pools, or soak in the hot tub while watching boats cruise in the marina and along the Intracoastal Waterway. Golf enthusiasts can brush up on their golf game at Grande Dunes’ championship golf course, which is just a quarter-mile away from the Marina Inn on the opposite side of the Intracoastal. Guests can also grab a bite to eat at the popular on-site restaurants Waterscapes and Ruth’s Chris Steak House, as well as two full bars – one indoor bar and one outdoor bar near the swimming area (outdoor bar only open in summer season). Additional amenities include a fitness center/sauna, tennis courts, and watersports rentals conveniently located down at the marina. Best of all, Marina Inn’s shuttle service will wisk you away for a day on the beach at Grande Dunes’ oceanfront property (beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels are provided).

Elegant Marina Inn Vacation Rentals

Known for their high-end décor and fantastic views of the marina and Intracoastal Waterway, Vantage Vacation Rentals’ Marina Inn vacation rentals are the perfect spot for you to relax on your next Myrtle Beach vacation. Choose from these gorgeous two- and three-bedroom properties:

  • Marina Inn 5101 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Located on the ground level, this elegant condo features panoramic floor-to-ceiling views of the Intracoastal Waterway from a unique, circular-shaped living room. Step out onto a spacious balcony overlooking the marina and terrace, or relax inside with an upgraded kitchen, renovated bathrooms, two king beds, a sleep sofa, and a gas fireplace.
  • Marina Inn 7301 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Perched up above the pool area, this 2,100-square foot condo features beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway and marina. Guests can enjoy two private balconies, two king beds, two double beds, a sleep sofa, two gas fireplaces, and a unique master suite with its own half kitchen.
  • 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, a gas fireplace, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is the perfect resort for your next Myrtle Beach vacation. Visit our Marina Inn page for more details as well as a complete list of our Marina Inn vacation rentals. Hurry – our 2017 season is filling up fast! Book online today, or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 404-3110.

Carolina Country Music Fest | June 8-11

Grand Strand Welcomes Carolina Country Music Fest

Kick off your summer in Myrtle Beach with country music’s hottest stars! The Carolina Country Music Fest comes to town June 8-11, 2017 at a beautiful, 18-acre venue next to the beach and boardwalk. This multi-day, rain-or-shine event brings together some of the best musicians on the country music scene including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Lee Brice, Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Gretchen Wilson, and so many more. Held at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place, the festival is set in a spacious ocean side venue that stretches from the boardwalk to Ocean Boulevard. In addition to an impressive main stage that backs up to the ocean, visitors will also find a second stage, VIP sections, food and merchandise vendors, games, and zip line attraction to keep the fun going all weekend long. Spend your vacation jamming out to your favorite country songs and making incredible memories in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC. Tickets can be purchased online, but are selling quickly.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Find the Perfect Vacation Rental

If you’re looking to be right where the action is for Carolina Country Music Fest, Vantage Vacation Rentals offers a variety of vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach that are just a short drive from all the fun. Plan a relaxing vacation in these beautiful vacation rentals in North Beach Plantation, Ocean Creek, and Marina Inn.
North Beach Plantation
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 on-site restaurant, spa, indoor/outdoor pools, swim-up bar, and other fantastic amenities.
Ocean Creek
Ocean Creek K2 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 6 – Relax in this oceanfront condo on the south side of the North Tower in Ocean Creek. Well-equipped with a full kitchen and flat-screen TV, this property offers beautiful views of the ocean, beach, pond, and fountains. Amenities within the resort include indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball, and a putting green.
Marina Inn
Marina Inn 7301 – 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Located in the Grande Dunes Resort, this elegant condo features beautiful views of the Intracoastal waterway. Step outside onto a spacious balcony overlooking the marina and pool area. Guests have access to indoor/outdoor pools, an on-site restaurant, a community golf course, and more.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly during the week of Carolina Country Music Fest, so now is the best time to book! Browse VantageMB.com or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot. Visit the Carolina Country Music Fest website for more details about this popular event.

Today Only | 10% Off at Select Homes

Save 10% with Promo Code Hang10!

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Vantage Vacation Rentals is offering a great deal when you book today, February 10th! Guests get 10% off any week-long stay from 7/1/17-8/31/17 at the North Myrtle Beach homes listed below. 7-night minimum required.

Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or credits, or applied to reservations booked prior to February 10, 2017. Must use Promo Code “Hang10” when booking online or speaking with a reservationist at 888.404.3110. Hurry – offer ends at midnight tonight, 2/10/17.

Valid at These Beautiful Homes:

North Beach 213 – (North Beach Plantation) 3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Oceanfront Condo, Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Swim-Up Bar, Spa, Resort Amenities

4903 Cinzia – (North Beach Cottages) 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Single Family Cottage, Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Swim-Up Bar, Spa, Resort Amenities

834 Madiera – (North Beach Cottages) 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Townhome, Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Swim-Up Bar, Spa, Resort Amenities

Marina Inn 5101 – (Grande Dunes) 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Luxury Condo, Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Golf Course, 2 Bars, Beach Shuttle

Ocean Creek MM1 – (Ocean Creek/S. Tower) 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 8 – Side Oceanfront Condo, Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Volleyball, Restaurant

Ocean Creek G2734 – (Ocean Creek/Greens) 2-BR/2.5-BA/Sleeps 6 – Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Volleyball, Restaurant, Beach Club

Ocean Creek MM12 – (Ocean Creek/S. Tower) 3-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Oceanfront Condo, Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Volleyball, Restaurant

Ocean Creek S2128 – (Ocean Creek) Studio/1-BA/Sleeps 4 – Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Volleyball, Restaurant, Beach Club

Ocean Creek KK11 – (Ocean Creek/S. Tower) 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 5 – Oceanfront Condo, Indoor/Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Volleyball, Restaurant

The Vantage team is excited to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with you. Stay tuned throughout the year for more ways that we’ll be sharing our appreciation!

Exercising in North Myrtle Beach

Exercise in North Myrtle Beach

With the New Year here that can only mean one thing: New Year’s Resolutions. While we definitely recommend one of those being to travel more, a common resolution is exercising more.

One thing that may come to your mind when thinking about vacation in the coming months is: Where will I work out during my vacation?” Well we have you covered. There are numerous vantage properties that have fitness centers in them!

Below we have listed out some of our properties that not only provide a great view but present the opportunity to get in and stay in great shape:

Fantastic Properties with Fitness Centers:

Ocean Creek MM12: 3BR, 2BA, great view and just steps from the beach!

Marina Inn 7301: 3BR, 3BA, Sleeps 10. A luxurious resort with amazing amenities

Ocean Creek JJ6: 3BR, 2BA, luxurious pools and close to the Barefoot Landing Shopping Complex.

We Put the ‘Fun’ in Refund | Tax Day Deal


Tax Day Deal – Save $40 on May/June Rentals

We put the ‘fun’ in Refund! Tax Day is only 4 days away, and we think there’s no better way to use your tax refund than for a relaxing beach vacation with Vantage Vacation Rentals.

Now when you book a May/June vacation rental of $1040 or more (before tax/fees), guests can ‘claim a deduction’ of $40 from the cost of the reservation. Just enter Promo Code 1040EZ in our ‘EZ’ online booking form at VantageMB.com, or mention it to a Vacation Coordinator when booking by phone at (888) 404-3110. Valid on check-ins between the dates of May 1 – June 30 at any property in our inventory. 3-night minimum is required. (Does not apply to reservations made prior to 4/13/16.)

Choose from all the South Carolina locations that you love the most in the Myrtle Beach & North Myrtle Beach area, whether its on the Oceanfront, along the Intracoastal Waterway, or in our most popular communities – such as North Beach Plantation, Ocean Creek, Blue Water Keyes, and more! May & June are two of the best months to visit the area thanks to fewer crowds, less traffic, perfect temperatures – and, of course – low off-season rates.

Hurry – this offer ends on Tax Day, April 18!