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Get in Gear for Myrtle Beach Car Shows

The wind in your hair, the open road, the warm salt air, music and laughter—the beach was made for cruising. Hundreds of thousands of people ride into Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, every year to rev their engines and share their common passion for all things automotive. That’s because Myrtle Beach car shows and bike shows are some of the East Coast’s largest and most popular events.

Whether you prefer two wheels or four, antique models or hot rods, you’ll find a gathering of friends to make your beach trip something special.

Here’s a look at just some of the bike and car events coming to Myrtle Beach in 2019.

31st Annual Run to the Sun Car Show

March 21–23, 2019

Classic car enthusiasts from across the country come together annually for Myrtle Beach’s Run to the Sun Car Show—the largest independent car show on the East Coast. Hosted by the Pee Dee Street Rodders, Run to the Sun includes a weekend tailored to those who share a love of classic American cars and trucks. The showcase of automobiles stretches on as far as the eye can see.

Run to the Sun is also the car show that cares, raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Horry County Benevolent Fund and Grand Strand Miracle League. Last year, the event raised $97,000.

2nd Annual Jeep Jam

April 5–7, 2019

The inaugural Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam in 2018 was a huge success, featuring over 600 Jeeps and attracting thousands of Jeep enthusiasts. This year promises to be even bigger and better. The three-day Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam will include an obstacle course, a Jeep show, live music, raffles and more than 75 vendors and food trucks. Best of all, the action happens just one block away from the beach!

Myrtle Beach Bike Week

Spring Rally: May 10–19, 2019

Fall Rally: September 30–October 6, 2019

All motorcycles, riders and bike enthusiasts are welcome to join the fun of the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring and Fall Rallies held every year. People come to these riding events from all across the East Coast to enjoy some beach time, catch up with old friends and bond with new ones.

The big Bike Week Spring Rally started in 1940, and today it attracts an estimated 275,000 people to the Myrtle Beach area. Just as with years past, this spring’s bike week extravaganza serves up special bike shows, bike-themed vendors and tours around the Grand Strand. Bikers take cruising day trips to Charleston and Wilmington, North Carolina. There’s also a Loop Tour spanning nearly 200 miles through Horry and Georgetown Counties.

If you prefer a smaller crowd, or if you want a great reason to come back, the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally typically draws an estimated 25,000+ people.

24th Annual Corvettes at Myrtle Beach

June 1–2, 2019

Hosted by the Myrtle Beach Corvette Club, Corvettes at the Beach kicks off on Friday night with a dinner and dancing banquet. Saturday is show day, with Corvettes of all types polished and on display at Broadway on the Beach. Trophies will be awarded for classes covering the C1 to C7 models, along with other specialized categories.

The day includes door prizes, entertainment and a variety of food and auto vendors. The National Corvette Museum will also have items for sale.

18th Annual Mustang Week

September 2–8, 2019

Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach is far from your ordinary car show. It’s an event worthy of one of America’s most iconic muscle cars. Past years have included a Mustang “family” Meet ‘n Greet at Broadway on the Beach, an autocross driving school, special competitions at the Myrtle Beach Speedway, drag racing and the East Coast’s largest Mustang and SVT cruise-in, drawing over 2,500 vehicles.

You Can Stay With Us

When it comes to finding the right place for your trip to attend Myrtle Beach car shows, Vantage Vacation Rentals puts you in the driver’s seat. Choose from a variety of rental properties that keep you close to all the action during Myrtle Beach’s famed bike and auto shows. Get in touch with one of our friendly reservationists today at (888) 404-3110, or book direct at www.VantageMB.com.

About Us

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.

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.

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.

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!

Post-Tax Time Oceanfront Vacations

Taxes Done? Trade Your 1040 for SPF 40

Here’s an idea even your accountant would approve of: trade your primary residence for a sandcastle, and put the stress of tax time behind you with an oceanfront vacation.

Nothing is more relaxing than ocean waves and salt air, and we have great oceanfront properties that are a perfect way to reward yourself for getting your taxes done. (And if you’ve already received your refund, this is a great way to treat yourself.)

Bring that special someone, or invite all of your little deductions to come along. You’ll find a wide variety of vacation choices throughout Myrtle Beach, and we promise you won’t have to fill out any forms.

So put down that calculator, pick up your beach toys and reward yourself for a job well done. To deduct your tax-time stress, book online or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 404-3110.

Check Out these Oceanfront Rentals

  • Ocean Creek LL1 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Enjoy amazing ocean views and sunrises from this oceanfront 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.

  • 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.

  • Blue Water Keyes 601 – 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 and awesome community amenities such as indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, a lazy river and fitness center.

Don’t wait!  Our oceanfront vacation rentals are in high demand and fill up fast. Browse VantageMB.com today or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 404-3110 to find the perfect spot for your North Myrtle Beach vacation.

Top 4 Reasons to Celebrate July 4th at the Beach

Red, White & You | July 4th in Myrtle Beach, SC

What could be more all-American than spending July 4th at the beach in Myrtle Beach, SC? Recently named one of the Top 5 Summer Beach House Destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, Myrtle Beach is known for its clean beach, family-friendly atmosphere, and multitude of activities and events. Read on to find out why you need to spend your holiday here:

  1. Freedom

    Celebrate your freedom in the place that makes you feel free! There’s nothing like having the sun on your face and sand between your toes to help you appreciate the freedom we have here in the U.S.A. Enjoy a moment of solitude as you listen to the waves and remember those who have fought for our freedom and continue to defend it today.  At 1:00 p.m. on July 4th, beach-goers will get to witness some of our country’s best military pilots in action during “Salute from the Shore.”  F-16s from Shaw Air Force base and several vintage military will show off their courage, teamwork, and expertise as they zoom over the South Carolina coastline from Cherry Grove all the way to Hilton Head.

  2. Fireworks

    Bring a chair or a blanket and you’ve got the best seat in the house for fireworks in Myrtle Beach, SC. Fireworks displays will be held at several locations around town on July 4th. Visitors staying in the downtown area will be dazzled all along the Boardwalk as fireworks light up the night in the area of the 2nd Avenue Pier at 10:00 p.m. In addition, the nearby entertainment complex Broadway at the Beach will host its own fireworks at 10:00 p.m.  If you’re staying in North Myrtle Beach, then Barefoot Landing is the place to be. This scenic shopping and dining area has plenty of grassy areas to view fireworks over the lake. Did you know Myrtle Beach has a minor league baseball team?  The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will also host their own Independence Day fireworks display following their game that starts at 7:05 p.m. and features an “All-American” Package for $17.76, which includes a ticket in the Budweiser Thirst Inning Deck, a 24 oz. Budweiser draft bee (or soda), a hot dog, Cracker Jacks, and a mini American flag.

  3. Festivities

    The Myrtle Beach area keeps the party going all day long with fun entertainment and activities. Start the day at 8 a.m. at The Market Common by participating in the Independence Day 8K (and 5K/1 Mile), a family-friendly race around Valor Park with prizes for various age groups.  Since it’s the 4th of July and it just wouldn’t be the same without a parade, check out Pawleys Island’s Annual 4th of July Parade (10:00 a.m.) or the  “Red, White and Southern” Annual Boat Parade at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk (4:00 p.m.) where you can enjoy creative float displays and festivities.  Starting at 2:00 p.m., Croissants Bistro and Bakery in Myrtle Beach will sponsor its annual Cupcake Eating Contest at Broadway at the Beach in Heroes Harbor.  This event features numerous family-friendly activities such as face painting, pony rides, and live music, as well as a contest (3:00 p.m.) to see who can devour the most iced cupcakes in five minutes!

  4. Food

    What’s a birthday party without the food? On Saturday, July 2nd, La Belle Amie vineyards in Little River will be hosting an Independence Day Cookout from Noon-5:00 p.m. with wine tastings, barbecue, and live music (bring 2 canned/dry goods for area food bank and save $3 on admission).  But no matter what days you are visiting over the July 4th holiday, Myrtle Beach offers ten miles of restaurants, from fine dining to casual cuisine. For some fresh crabs, stop by Joe’s Crab Shack at Broadway at the Beach for a classic crab-picking experience or a bushel of crabs to eat at home.  If you’re looking for a fun and family-friendly island atmosphere, check out Ocean Front Bar & Grill in the downtown area of Myrtle Beach (9th Ave. and the Boardwalk) for delicious appetizers, entrees and drinks as well as gorgeous views of the ocean. Finally, for some of the freshest local seafood around, stop by Captain Dave’s Dockside Restaurant in Murrells Inlet which features a casual and contemporary atmosphere and beautiful views of the water from their dining room.

The 4th of July is only five short weeks away and our vacation rentals are filling up fast! If you haven’t booked your Myrtle Beach vacation, now is the time to do it. Visit VantageMB.com to search for the perfect spot for your vacation, and while you’re there, be sure to download our FREE Myrtle Beach Vacation Guide.  Give us a call at (888) 404-3110 if our Vacation Coordinators can assist you in planning a relaxing escape to the Grand Strand.

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.

Myrtle Beach Events About to Heat Up!

Don’t Miss These Myrtle Beach Events!

Time to put away the snow boots and break out your flip-flops! Spring has returned to Myrtle Beach, bringing with it some glorious, unseasonably warm weather with quite a few days in the 80s and 90s. There is a happy buzz around town as the beach and all your favorite hot spots come back to life. Just like the temperature, Myrtle Beach events are starting to heat up, as well. From car fests to country music, visitors will be able to enjoy all of their favorite events in addition to some exciting new ones.

  • 5/12-21 Myrtle Beach Bike Week & Spring Rally

    Rev up your engines and enjoy a ride along the coastline of the Grand Strand. Motorcycle enthusiasts can check out vendors, participate in poker runs, enjoy live music, and take excursions to nearby points of interest – such as Georgetown and Charleston, SC.

  • 5/13 Mayfest on Main

    This event features live music, arts and crafts vendors, delicious food, a community stage, and a children’s area. Stroll along Main Street to browse one-of-a kind shops, or set up your beach chair and soak up the atmosphere.

  • 5/18-9/28 Music on Main

    Nothing beats an evening of live music on Main Street in Downtown North Myrtle Beach. Every Thursday night from 7:00-9:00 p.m., visitors can bring a beach chair and unwind to the tunes of talented local musicians. Be sure to check out the Black Glass Band (August 3rd). The best part of this event is that it’s free!

  • 5/20-21 36th Annual Blue Crab Festival

    Visit the waterfront in Little River to enjoy fresh blue crabs and other local seafood, in addition to live entertainment, fun children’s area, and approximately 300 fine arts and crafts vendors.

  • 6/2-3 Sun Fun Festival

    Returning for its 62nd year, this family festival includes a diverse set of activities, from live performers and games to Shag lessons and a parade.

  • 6/3 Corvettes at the Beach

    Hosted by the Myrtle Beach Corvette Club, this popular car show is held at the Broadway at the Beach complex. Visitors will enjoy being surrounded by Corvettes of every year and model.

  • 6/8-11 Carolina Country Music Fest

    The hottest event of the summer, this rain-or-shine event features over 30 of country’s greatest artists including Gretchen Wilson, Darius Rucker, and Kenny Chesney!

  • 7/4 July 4th Celebrations

    Myrtle Beach is the place to be for America’s birthday party! Start the day at the Independence Day 8K at 7:30 a.m., then at 1:00 p.m. take a moment to salute our military out on the beach as F-16s and several vintage military aircraft fly over the coastline. In the evening, fireworks displays will light up the night all along the Grand Strand at the following locations: Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Cherry Grove Pier, Surfside Beach Pier, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, and Georgetown.

  • 7/8 & 8/12 Nascar Whelen Series Races

    Take a day out at the races! Several Nascar divisions will be racing all day and competing for their spot in Victory Lane at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. There will also be a Meet & Greet along with celebrations for Armed Forces Day.

Vantage properties are filling up quickly during these popular Myrtle Beach events, 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.

Looking for Family-Friendly Fun?

Top Family-Friendly Activities in Myrtle Beach, SC

Start with a base of beautiful beaches, add a heaping dose of exciting attractions, and mix it all together with some sweet Southern charm, and you’ve got a recipe for family fun. Myrtle Beach is known for being one of the East Coast’s top destinations when it comes to family-friendly activities and atmosphere. There is truly something for everyone here! Relaxing on the beach may be the perfect way to unwind, but sometimes it’s nice to spice up your vacation by taking an excursion or trying something new. Browse below and explore our favorite family-friendly spots in Myrtle Beach, SC.

    • Family Kingdom – Set aside an afternoon or a whole day to visit Myrtle Beach’s only oceanfront amusement park and water park. Located on Ocean Boulevard just a few blocks south of the Promenade, Family Kingdom features over 30 amusement rides ranging from kiddie classics and go karts to daring roller coasters and thrill rides. If you’re looking for a fun way to cool down, check out Splashes Water Park, which offers a variety of speed slides, children’s play areas with smaller slides and fountains, and a lazy river for the whole family to enjoy. Climb to the top of the Water Flumes water slide for an incredible view of the ocean and beach, then glide down to the bottom on a tube.

    • WonderWorks – Located at the popular Broadway at the Beach outdoor shopping and attraction area, WonderWorks combines education and entertainment in a hands-on way that kids (and adults) love. Come discover this 50,000 square foot amusement center that looks like a giant upside down building. Once inside, you’ll find dozens of fascinating exhibits such as what it’s like to experience a category 1 hurricane, land a space shuttle from space, play with a gigantic Lite-Brite, navigate a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, or explore the world with a Google Earth virtual globe.
    • Medieval Times – Immerse yourself in a world of jousting knights, gallant horses, and the pageantry of the medieval world at this popular dinner theater attraction. Dine with the king and enjoy a raucous four-course feast while watching a two-hour tournament with six competing knights who dazzle the crowd with their thrilling swordplay and fairy tale drama. Vegetarian meals and special accommodations for food allergies are available upon request.

    • Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park – If you feel the need for speed, then Broadway Grand Prix is sure to get your adrenaline going! Race to victory on seven unique tracks that twist and turn around the park, offering courses for all ages and skill levels. While you’re here, be sure to check out a variety of other attractions such as the 100-foot Sky Coaster, two 18-hole mini golf courses, kiddie rides, arcade, and rock climbing wall. Grab a bite to eat at the snack bar, which features classic fare like pizza, funnel cakes, French fries, ice cream, and burgers.
    • Alligator Adventure – Visit one of the largest facilities in the world for reptiles and exotic animals. Come “snout-to-face” with fierce and beautiful creatures such as alligators, crocodiles, lizards, birds, monkeys, lemurs, snakes, hyenas, frogs, tortoises, and more. Guests visiting mid-April through mid-October can attend live alligator feedings for a brief lecture and Q & A as these powerful creatures chomp their lunch. Alligator Adventure is located in the Barefoot Landing shopping, dining and entertainment area in North Myrtle Beach and just across Route 17 from our rentals in North Beach Plantation and Ocean Creek.

    • Skywheel – Take a ride in an enclosed gondola and get a 360-degree view of the Myrtle Beach coastline and the surrounding area. Each ride can hold two to six guests per cabin and is three revolutions long, which takes about eight to ten minutes. The SkyWheel is one of the tallest Ferris wheels in North America, sitting 187 feet in the air. Even when the sun goes down, SkyWheel lights up the night with a fantastic display that can be seen up and down the boardwalk.
    • Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show – Join Captain Blackbeard in an epic battle for lost treasure! Located in an impressive arena complete with a 15-foot deep lagoon and full-sized pirate ships, this exciting dinner show will pull your family into a swashbuckling adventure. Cheer your team on to victory while eating a four-course pirate feast and watching acrobatic displays, aerial feats, sea lions, tropical birds, and more. Vegetarian meals and special accommodations for food allergies are available upon request. Pirates Voyage is also conveniently located across Route 17 from our rentals in Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

     

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