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How to Know It’s Time to Switch Your Rental Management Company

Your Myrtle Beach vacation home is one of your most important investments—you deserve to have a property management company that treats it that way.

Sadly, many management companies don’t deliver on their promises. They guarantee maximum service for minimum dollar, but that’s easier said than done. (Otherwise, everyone would do it.) If you have nagging doubts that your rental management company is simply doing small repairs and collecting rent, and not truly going the distance for you every season, then it’s time to trust your instincts and start looking elsewhere.

Vantage has been in the rental management industry for twelve years. We know the difference between above and beyond and not nearly enough. We want to make sure that you understand that difference, too.

Take a look at these eight major warning signs and characteristics of inferior rental management. If you recognize any, it’s time for a change.  

#1: Poor communication

Regular contact is a key indicator of a good rental management company. Does your company answer your calls and emails in a timely fashion? Do they reach out to you proactively with ideas or questions? A rental management company should always be responsive and make you feel like they are looking out for your best interests.

#2: Untrustworthy

You have to be able to trust your property management company without exception. And this trust must exist on many levels. It’s not enough to know that your property will be cared for in an emergency. You should also know you are getting the most in terms of rental income and upkeep, that the company’s leadership has integrity and that they are allowing trustworthy people into your home—guests and vendors alike. 

#3: Bad or nonexistent inspection process

A great property manager inspects your rental home before and after guests stay to make sure there is no damage and, if there is, to make sure it gets handled properly. Without this level of care, fees that should be charged to guests can slip through the cracks, leaving you to foot a hefty bill down the line.  

#4: Lack of marketing

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a popular destination, with good reason. That means more rental properties and hotel options hit the market each year. To make yours stand out, you need a rental management company skilled in the art of property marketing and promotion. That means featuring your property online as well as in social media, email and traditional advertising campaigns—anything and everything to get more eyeballs on your rental.

#5: Lack of innovation

Technology continues to work wonders for rental property managers, guests and owners. Booking online and managing the guest experience from afar is easier than ever. Plus, property owners have new options to offer secure, easy keyless entry for guests. Smart home and energy management innovations enable you to cut down on your utility costs. At the very least, your property management company should review all the options for you.

#6: Not feeling valued

Would you say you had a strong relationship with your property management company? Do you feel like they understand and care about what’s important to you when it comes to the upkeep of your vacation home?  You should, or you’re working with the wrong firm. Your home and time are too valuable to feel like a number. You should have no doubts that you are a top priority and you should know exactly who to contact for any issues or questions.

#7: Nothing goes easily

Renting out your Myrtle Beach property should be a worry- and hassle-free process. That means your management company should remove stress, never add to it.

Just like a good management company has pre- and post-stay communication with guests, they should always be touching base with you to assess your satisfaction and keep your workload as light as possible.  

#8: Limited accessibility

Is your management company available after hours? How about on weekends? Holidays? If not, that’s an issue. Because unexpected issues arise with little regard for the clock or the calendar. You need to know you have someone on the job and ready to jump in with solutions 24/7/365.

Is it time to make a switch?



You’ll always have one friendly person you can count on
for answers and action.

If any of the above signs resonated with you, consider making an upgrade. The Vantage team would be happy to discuss our personalized approach to property management and how we ensure satisfaction for you and your guests. We can even connect you with other homeowners who have benefited from the Vantage advantage!

Give us a call at 888-404-3110, option 4 or email us at info@vantagemb.com to learn more.

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.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

The Remedy for Second-Home Remorse

How do you feel about your vacation home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? Are you perfectly satisfied, or do you feel a sense of guilt because you don’t think you use it enough? If you’re more in line with the latter, you’re not alone.

In a recent survey conducted by Lending Tree, 49% of vacation home owners admitted they felt guilty about not using their second home as much as they thought they would. A vacation home, especially somewhere like Myrtle Beach, SC, should be a source of fun for family and friends all year long, and even a source of income. It hurts our hearts at Vantage to know that so many people feel anything but positive vibes about their beach house!

Vacancy Abounds 

It’s easy to see where the guilt comes from. In the same survey, owners were asked how many times per year they personally use their vacation homes. Only 26% said more than five times, while a shocking 37% said they use their second home either once per year or not at all.

If owners aren’t using their vacation homes for their own enjoyment, they can at least open them up for rental opportunities and help offset the costs of ownership. That’s the theory, anyway. But once again, actions don’t align with intentions.

Most people who buy a second property do so with plans for renting, according to another study. Similar data came out of the Lending Tree survey. A little more than half of vacation home owners said they purchased their homes to rent them. Unfortunately, 59% admitted that still hasn’t happened. 

There is good news: It’s rather easy, and profitable, to alleviate any guilt about your vacation homeownership. You just need a little help.

Find the Right Partner 

Before we move on to talk about renting, we do want to encourage you to use your Myrtle Beach, SC, property for yourself and your family as much as possible. After all, we’ve recently discovered some pretty convincing evidence for taking more time off and getting away.  

When you’re not making memories in your second home, use it to make money. Many owners of vacation properties never get around to renting because it seems like there’s too much work involved. You need to list and promote the property, clean and maintain it, manage bookings and guests and handle all the bookkeeping.

In reality, you don’t have to do any of those things—not if you team up with a property management and marketing partner offering turnkey services.

Having the right property management support enables you to maximize your vacation rental and minimize your effort. But how do you know when you’ve found the right one? Your safest bet is to work with an experienced local partner with a wide range of capabilities, including:  

  • Personalizing a strategy for your vacation home based on your revenue goals and preferences for usage  
  • Marketing your property all year long to a large, diverse pool of prospective guests
  • Coordinating all bookings and guest relations
  • Connecting with guests at every step to meet any special needs and offer helpful information that will make their stay more enjoyable  
  • Processing all income and expenses for rental transactions, including remittance of state and local rental taxes  
  • Keeping your property professionally clean and maintained  
  • Inspecting your home regularly  
  • Providing protection with storm preparation and other emergency services

Feel Great, Not Guilty, About Your Second Home

Lose your guilt and feel great about your Myrtle Beach home!

You bought a vacation home in Myrtle Beach, SC, to provide happiness and maybe extra revenue. Just because you can’t use it as much as you like right now doesn’t mean you can’t make it work for you. To find out how easy it is to lose your guilt and feel great about your Myrtle Beach home, contact Vantage at 888-303-4110. We’ll give you a complimentary rental assessment to show you what’s possible.  

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.comEasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.

Experience Weird and Wild Myrtle Beach for Halloween

Whether you’re looking for a spine-chilling scare, a ghost tour that’s creeping it real, family-friendly pumpkin patches or places to eat, drink and be scary, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has something bewitching for you this Halloween season.

You can’t go wrong combining mild autumn temperatures with the deep ghost-filled history of South Carolina.

Take a look below at some of our favorite Myrtle Beach haunted attractions and Halloween events. And book your stay with Vantage so you never have to fear choosing the wrong rental. Check out our whole selection now.

Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle: October 25, 26, 6–9 p.m.

Pack up the family and head to Huntington Beach State Park the weekend before Halloween for a family-friendly spooktacular. Make your way through the not-so-scary maze and haunted castle, then roast marshmallows and listen to ghost stories around the bonfire.

BooFest!October 26, 12–4 p.m.

Barefoot Landing’s annual bash features a costume contest for kids and one for your furry friends, along with face painting, stilt walkers and balloon artists. Make a day of it and enjoy the restaurants and attractions at Barefoot Landing before capping off your night with a free showing of the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” in front of the amphitheater.

Alice Flagg’s Grave: All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery

Locals say the ghost of Alice Flagg haunts the Pawleys Island area, around the historic Hermitage and nearby graveyard. In the early 19th century, Alice was forbidden to marry her true love, but secretly wore his engagement ring on a ribbon around her neck, hidden under her dress. As she was dying of malaria, her brother found the ring and threw it in the nearby marsh. Legend has it that if you visit her grave, you’ll feel a tug on your wedding ring, or you might spot her searching for her own ring.

Wine Tasting and Halloween Bonfire: October 26, 12–5 p.m.

Consider it trick-or-treating for the big kids. La Belle Amie Vineyard, home of Twisted Sisters wines, welcomes you for an afternoon of sipping vintages, listening to live music and relaxing by the fire.

Local Ghosts, Historic Folk & Pirates Trolley Tour: October 29, 2–4 p.m.

Learn the lore of local ghosts without all the legwork! During this two-hour narrated trolley ride from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet, you’ll hear spirited ghost stories and pirate legends while taking in the historic past of the area. Attractions include Atalaya, Brookgreen Gardens and Murrells Inlet’s historic waterfront.

Trick-or-Treating: October 31

Broadway at the Beach 4:30–6:30 p.m.

The Market Common 5–7 p.m.

Put on your best costume and head out on a quest for candy in two Myrtle Beach hotspots. Market Common offers free carriage rides around the complex plus music and entertainment in front of the movie theater. Broadway at the Beach will host a fireworks extravaganza beginning at 8 p.m.

Nightmare Haunted House: Open daily 12 p.m. until late

Think you can handle a good scare? How about 4,000-square-feet of terror? (You can go first, we’ll just wait here.) This North Myrtle Beach staple, in operation since the 1980s, knows how to make your blood curdle. And now there’s a new zombie zone undead adventure which includes a biohazard escape room. There’s no time like Halloween to see if you can make it all the way through!

Thompson Farm: Weekends

Bring your family to enjoy wholesome fall fun down on the farm. Make your way through the 6.5-acre corn maze in daytime or in the dark. Wind down the day with hot cider, S’mores, kids’ movies and a fire pit. Be sure to buy a pumpkin to carve for your front porch.

Spend Halloween in Myrtle Beach, SC

Make this your most memorable fall season ever!

Make this your most memorable fall season ever and celebrate Halloween in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Vantage has plenty of options with low fall rates. Our reservation specialists are standing by to help you find your Halloween happy place.  

You can also browse all options and book at www.vantagemb.com. Remember to book direct through Vantage so you get the lowest possible rates and the best possible selection.  

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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. 

Last Chance to Save on Early Bird Vacation Rentals in Myrtle Beach, SC

Are you already dreaming about your 2020 North Myrtle Beach vacation? Go ahead and book it, because there will never be a better time.

Vantage’s Early Bird campaign lets you lock in a Myrtle Beach vacation rental for 2020 at low 2019 rates. But the campaign ends October 31, so you’ll have to act fast.

Booking now not only guarantees you get lower rates, it also gives you the best selection of rental homes, dates and amenities.

Take a look below at a few of the Myrtle Beach, SC, properties available at Early Bird bargain prices. You can browse others at www.VantageMyrtleBeach.com. Book your favorite and turn your vacation dreams into a reality! 

Ocean Creek MM14

There are views and then there are views!

There are views and then there are views! This luxurious Ocean Creek property has the latter, with gorgeous ocean and coastline vistas awaiting you from the condo’s private balcony, master bedroom and gourmet kitchen. While the condo itself is impressive, one of the big draws of booking this oceanfront property is the resort and its many exclusive amenities.

At Ocean Creek, you’ll find an idyllic 57 acres tucked between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, offering a great respite after a day in town or on the beach. Hike and bike the dozens of nature trails, skip rocks on the tidal creek or take a few swings on the putting green—Ocean Creek promises relaxation around every turn.

Ocean Creek D5

The spacious balcony, offering coastline and tidal creek views.

Take a front-row seat for some of the most amazing sunrises from this updated oceanfront condo in Ocean Creek’s North Tower. The three-bedroom, three-bath unit sleeps eight and has every amenity you’ll need for a memorable, relaxing stay, including a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and an in-unit washer/dryer.

The spacious balcony, offering coastline and tidal creek views, is accessible from the living room and master bedroom. You’ll also have access to the numerous perks available only to guests of the private Ocean Creek community, a nature lover’s dream.

Blue Water Keyes 1001

You’ll always have a refreshing oasis just beyond your door.

Enjoy a glass panel balcony with ocean views, as well as updated tile flooring, a new flat-screen TV, and a comfortable master bedroom and bathroom.

One of the best things about booking a condo at Blue Water Keyes in North Myrtle Beach is taking advantage of the property’s variety of swimming pools. From dramatic oceanfront pools to kiddie pools, hot tubs to lazy rivers, you’ll always have a refreshing oasis just beyond your door.

Ocean Creek HH6

You will love Ocean Creek’s swimming pools.

Nothing says vacation quite like a wine fridge—a favored amenity of this condo. Fully updated, and located in Ocean Creek’s popular South Tower, the three-bedroom, two-bath property sleeps eight and has views of the resort’s large pool, the beach and the ocean.

Among the recent upgrades: four flat-screen TVs, granite countertops in the kitchen, updated vanities in the bathroom and new furniture. Sports and outdoor enthusiasts will love Ocean Creek’s swimming pools, beach volleyball area, tennis courts, putting green and children’s playground. There’s also an onsite restaurant—perfect for eating out without going out!

Patricia Grand 1504

The smart layout sets this property apart.

This cozy one-bedroom, one-bath condo is perfect for a couple or small family looking for the best of Myrtle Beach and exceptional value. The smart layout sets this property apart. The open kitchen leads into the living room, which has a comfortable seating area, but also a queen-size murphy bed.

Enjoy access to indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river, hot tubs, a beach lounge deck, fitness center and plenty of family-friendly beachfront activities. You’re also close to Broadway at the Beach, Grand Coastal Mall, The Sky Wheel, Family Kingdom, Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, Wonderworks, mini-golf and much more. 

North Beach 4903 Cinzia

This two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow features upgrades galore.

Looking for a touch of luxury? This North Beach Plantation stunner delivers inside and out. Located in the “Cottages” section of the community, the two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow features upgrades galore. From tasteful furnishings to granite countertops in the kitchen, you’ll love lounging indoors.

The surrounding resort boasts a large Caribbean-themed pool area with eight pools, a lazy river, five hot tubs and a swim-up bar. When you’re ready to really unwind, visit the top-rated Cinzia Spa for a massage or relax in a Turkish hammam.

Don’t miss out on the 2020 Early Bird savings!

Call one of our reservationists at 888-303-4110

Pick your favorite vacation rental, select your dates and book your North Myrtle Beach, SC, 2020 vacation for low 2019 rates.

The Early Bird offer ends October 31, and these properties go fast, so don’t delay.

For the best selection and lowest rates, be sure to book direct with Vantage online, or call one of our reservationists at 888-303-4110. Get more information and browse more properties at VantageMyrtleBeach.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.

 

The Top 5 Romantic Things to Do in Myrtle Beach, SC

Is there any better setting for romance than the beach? Incredible weather, gentle waves, and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean are just a few of the things that make Myrtle Beach the perfect destination for your next romantic getaway. If you’re worried about planning the perfect trip, you’re in luck. Our guide to the most romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach makes it easy to fall in love all over again. Plus, we have a wide variety of properties so that you can choose the ideal option for you and your special someone!

Discover the Most Romantic Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Make your next getaway one you won’t soon forget. Continue reading below for all of the top romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach!

Candlelit Dinners

Spend the evening in each other’s company at one of Myrtle Beach’s most romantic restaurants! Share a bottle of wine and enjoy a delicious meal by candlelight. For example, Aspen Grille features an elegant atmosphere and fresh Carolina cuisine!

Romantic Boat Rides

Dinner cruises, river tours, and boat rentals are featured throughout Myrtle Beach. If you’re looking for a way to spend a full day on the water, Waccamaw River Tours, Cruise One, Ocean Watersports, Downwind Sails, and Myrtle Beach Watersports are all great options! 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is always a good time. Join the fun by strolling hand-in-hand past the boardwalk’s restaurants, shops, carnival rides, and special attractions on your next visit! Enjoy the view from the top of the Ferris wheel or enjoy the thrill of the Nightmare Haunted House! 

Brookgreen Gardens

The smell of romance is in the air, or maybe that’s just the flowers. Either way, the Brookgreen Gardens are ripe with romance. Enjoy the sweet Lowcountry breeze as you make your way through the grounds of these historic botanical gardens! 

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk

Whether you wake up early and catch the sunrise or take an evening walk down the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, the view will take your breath away! Don’t leave this spot out of your next romantic getaway. There’s a reason it’s one of the most romantic things to do in the Myrtle Beach area!

Where to Stay in the Myrtle Beach Area

Explore our full list of properties today and get one step closer to the romantic getaway of a lifetime!

After you’ve explored all of the most romantic activities in Myrtle Beach, enjoy a vacation rental with stunning views of the ocean. There’s nothing more romantic than waking up to the soft sound of crashing waves. With stunning homes and condos around every corner, Vantage Myrtle Beach Rentals makes it easy to find the right place to stay. Explore our full list of properties today and get one step closer to the romantic getaway of a lifetime. The beauty of the Grand Strand awaits your arrival!

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.

Thanksgiving Vacation Rentals in Myrtle Beach, SC

What’s better than the classic turkey and stuffing? How about Thanksgiving traditions with an ocean view? There’s no place quite like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to add to your favorite festive memories. With pleasant weather, less crowds and the festival and activity season still in full swing, you’re certain to have a holiday to remember.

Fall provides cooler temps, perfect for a round of golf or a day of shopping and dining at Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing. Many of the restaurants at both serve Thanksgiving meals, and the stores boast Black Friday deals—the perfect way to walk off that turkey.

There are also plenty of festivals and events in November, including the Intercoastal Christmas Regatta on the waterway in Little River and North Myrtle Beach on November 23. If you want to get your exercise in before sitting down to feast, there’s a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, which starts and finishes at the Surfside Pier. And post dinner, the 50th Annual South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival begins. Held from November 28–30, the lineup includes Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Lonesome River Band, Carolina Blue and dozens more.

Check out the great properties Vantage has available for your fall gathering in Myrtle Beach, SC. And take advantage of low off-season rates, shorter minimum stays and flexible check-in any day of the week. You can find even more options at Vantagemb.com

Ocean Creek HH6

The condo is completely remodeled and has a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops perfect for cooking your Thanksgiving feast.

If you like to eat your turkey in a scenic spot, then you’ll love this upgraded oceanfront condo in Ocean Creek resort’s popular South Tower with views of the ocean. The condo is completely remodeled and has a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops perfect for cooking your Thanksgiving feast. After the last of the pumpkin pie has been eaten, relax in the open-concept living room or recline in front of one of four flat-screen TVs. When you’re done taking in the views from the large balcony, head outside to enjoy all the amenities that Ocean Creek offers. The 57-acre property between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway has hiking and biking trails and a scenic tidal creek that take on a whole different kind of beauty in the fall. That walk is the perfect excuse for just one more piece of pie.

Marina Inn 7505

Lovely waterfront condo in the popular Grande Dunes community.

Lovely views, especially at sunset, and classic décor define this three-bedroom, two-bath waterfront condo in the popular Grande Dunes community. The southwest-facing property overlooks both the marina and Intracoastal Waterway. Inside, there’s an open living room, perfect for family gatherings, and a fully-equipped kitchen just waiting for your Thanksgiving turkey. After your meal, you’ll love kicking back in front of the gas fireplace. But if you’re ready to walk off the meal, Grand Dunes offers extensive and secluded resort grounds and an indoor pool and well-equipped fitness area perfect for the cooler fall season.

Ocean Creek GH41

You’ll love enjoying a drink, or even your Thanksgiving dinner, on the private multi-level deck with woodland views.

Expansive outdoor space defines this garden villa. With spacious indoor/outdoor living areas, you’ll love enjoying a drink, or even your Thanksgiving dinner, on the private multi-level deck with woodland views. Inside, the three-bedroom, two-bath condo is decorated with tropical touches and has a modern kitchen with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The master suite complete with king bed is a peaceful space and has direct access to the deck. Outside, Ocean Creek resort is famous for its 57 lush acres and proximity to North Myrtle Beach, SC, favorites like Barefoot Landing and the House of Blues.

North Beach 4903 Cinzia 

The two-bed, two-bath is perfect for a small family escape.

Looking for an Instagram-worthy vacation? A good place to start is with a picture-perfect luxury bungalow with great curb appeal. The two-bed, two-bath is perfect for a small family escape. Located in the cottages section of the community, the property boasts an open concept floor plan with a nice living room, dining area and kitchen—all appointed with upscale furnishings. In the kitchen you’ll find upgraded appliances, granite countertops and plenty of cabinet space. After the hubbub of Thanksgiving Day, the resort’s amenities will help bring the calm back. There’s a fitness center, an indoor pool and even an on-site spa.

Ocean Creek DD10

Right across from the South Tower’s indoor pool and hot tub and only a short stroll away from the beach.

Get ready for Thanksgiving outside! November in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, can deliver some gorgeous weather, and you’ll want to enjoy it from this property’s huge 30’ x 30’ private deck with outdoor dining furniture and expansive views of the Ocean Creek resort itself. And that’s in addition to the living room balcony with partial ocean and creek views. Inside, the condo’s kitchen is updated with granite countertops and is large enough to get the whole family involved in cooking or prep. There are also all new appliances and four flat-screen TVs, including a 45″ LCD in the living room, to collapse in front of when the tryptophan kicks in. Perfect for the fall months, this condo is right across from the South Tower’s indoor pool and hot tub and only a short stroll away from the beach.

Spend Thanksgiving at the beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the perfect location for a family celebration!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the perfect location for a family celebration, especially one as memorable as Thanksgiving. There are still wonderful rentals available, boasting plenty of indoor and outdoor space to host your Thanksgiving dinner or Friendsgiving get-together.

But these properties won’t last long. Book a Thanksgiving rental with Vantage and enjoy everything that fall in the South has to offer. You can find even more properties at VantageMB.com. Book direct online for the best rates! 

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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.

Discover the Best Time to Visit Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking for an easy answer to the question, then the summertime is likely the clear choice. However, it’s not always that simple. In fact, all the seasons are wonderful options for your next vacation! It depends on what you’re hoping to get out of your experience. Our guide offers a brief overview of the seasons so that you can decide on the best time to visit Myrtle Beach for yourself. Your final decision might surprise you after weighing the pros and cons of each one! Of course, no matter when you visit, you’re welcome to book one of our vacation rental properties in the area and make your experience special.

Choose the Best Time to Visit Myrtle Beach for You

Summer


The weather is warm, the beaches are beautiful, and the boardwalk is full of life.

Ask a person who has been to Myrtle Beach before, and they’ll typically tell you that summer is the top choice for your visit. The weather is warm, the beaches are beautiful, the boardwalk is full of life, and the kids are out of school, making it ideal for a family vacation. There are plenty of benefits of visiting in the summer, but there are also a few things you should keep in mind, too. Some days can get very hot and humid, and your favorite attractions might become crowded during the peak season. Just make sure you travel smart, wear sunscreen, and drink plenty of water, and you’re in for a truly memorable summer in Myrtle Beach!

Summer Events:

Spring

See what’s blooming at Brookgreen Gardens.

If you’re searching for slightly cooler weather in Myrtle Beach with just as many opportunities for fun activities, then you should consider a visit in the spring. It’s the perfect season for nature lovers! You can stroll along less-crowded beaches, lace up your hiking boots and explore walking trails, and see what’s blooming at Brookgreen Gardens in addition to all the beauty in bloom around you. 

Spring Events:

Fall

Make dozens of lasting memories along the Grand Strand.

Fall is another great option for those of you that are looking to avoid the crowds of summer yet still make dozens of lasting memories along the Grand Strand. Daytime temperatures usually range from the mid to high 70s while evening temperatures only get down to around 50 degrees. Plus, you might be able to witness some vibrant fall foliage depending on when you visit.

Fall Events:

Winter

Trade the snow-covered pathways and icy roads for beautiful beaches and nature trails.

Attention, all snowbirds — this is the season for you! Myrtle Beach is a prime destination to escape all that frigid weather up north. Trade the snow-covered pathways and icy roads for beautiful beaches and nature trails. It’s a fantastic time to hit the links at our area’s top golf courses without having to worry about any crowds, wait times, or distractions. Plus, you can take advantage of off-season rates on Myrtle Beach properties. Just don’t forget to check out all the holiday celebrations, too!

Winter Events:

Find Your Year-Round Happy Place

We have a variety of fantastic properties throughout the North Myrtle Beach area to help you get started.

Explore our properties now and enjoy the ultimate getaway!

Have you chosen your favorite time to visit Myrtle Beach, yet? Don’t wait to start planning your vacation — get started today! We have a variety of fantastic properties throughout the North Myrtle Beach area to help you get started. All you need to do is pick your favorite, and we’ll make sure everything is perfect for your upcoming stay. They offer the best of both worlds with serene locations along the shoreline while only being a short drive away from the tourist attractions and nightlife of Myrtle Beach. Think it can’t get better? Think again! We also offer several different specials and deals to help you save money and make more memories while you’re here.

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.


4 of the Top Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

Most visitors only think of the Grand Strand as a summertime destination. Who could blame them? This gorgeous stretch of beach is often named the best warm-weather vacation spot in the United States. That’s why it may surprise you that Myrtle Beach is an excellent choice for a fall getaway. With mild-to-warm weather, fewer crowds, and fun events, there are so many reasons to consider visiting in autumn. If you need some more convincing, check out this list of fall festivals in Myrtle Beach! Then, browse our properties and reserve your favorite to enjoy the ultimate fall getaway!

These Fantastic Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach Are Beyond Be-Leaf

The Irish Italian Festival

North Myrtle Beach likes to kick off the season with this unique and iconic event. The Irish Italian Festival celebrates all the things that make these two cultures so special. You’ll find food vendors serving up portions of corned beef or pastas, arts and crafts tents lining Main Street, and even an annual spaghetti-eating contest. There’s also a children’s area, making this an excellent option for families traveling with little ones. Admission is free, so make sure you take advantage of this awesome event!

Harvest Home Festival

For locals, attending the Harvest Home Festival at Brookgreen Gardens is a must. Held in early October, this event includes plenty of kid-friendly entertainment. You’ll find a pumpkin patch, a scarecrow-building contest, hayrides, and more. Plus, your family will be able to explore the grounds of the park and see the many animals that call Brookgreen Gardens home. Enjoy a day of pumpkins and crafts and treats — oh my!

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

If you’ve never celebrated Oktoberfest in Myrtle Beach, then you’re missing out. Every year, the city throws a fantastic celebration at Market Common that includes live entertainment, kid-friendly activities, games, and (of course) a wide variety of beers. There’s truly something for everyone here. Your children can get their faces painted while you sip a cold brew and browse the vendors in the park. Now, imagine all that while listening to the enthusiastic “oom-pah-pahs” of tubas from a traditional German band. What more could you want from a festival?

Art in the Park

For almost 50 years, Art in the Park has been giving local and regional artists a venue to display their impressive pieces. The Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild hosts this showcase four times a year, two of which are in the fall. Over 40 artists are featured each weekend, ranging from glassblowers to photographers, and everything in between. You never know what you may find when you visit. Discover your next favorite artist at Art in the Park!

Book Your Next Getaway to the Grand Strand

The perfect vacation is waiting for you here.

After the excitement of these Myrtle Beach fall festivals, you’ll probably want to sit back and unwind. Luckily, our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals offer plenty of opportunities for just that. Each of our properties features comfortable accommodations as well as a variety of resort amenities. Picture yourself spending an evening by the pool or relaxing in a hot tub. It doesn’t just have to be an image in your mind — the perfect vacation is waiting for you here. All you have to do is reserve a townhome or condo from Vantage Vacation Rentals.
Browse our full selection of properties and book your stay today!

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.




Late Summer Vacation Rentals in North Myrtle Beach

Summer 2019 is racing by, like most of them do. But it’s not gone yet, and there’s plenty more sun and fun to go around. Give your family the trip they deserve with a last-minute Myrtle Beach vacation.

Soak in the rays from your private balcony or at the ocean’s edge. Clear your mind on a peaceful walk through a scenic resort. Enjoy some friendly family competition on private golf courses and tennis courts. Plus, the Myrtle Beach, SC, events calendar is packed full of concerts, festivals, movies on the beach, NASCAR experiences and more.

Finding a fantastic Myrtle Beach vacation rental won’t be as hard as you may think. Vantage has openings at some of our most popular properties, described below. Many of these rentals are available at discounted rates for the last few weeks of the season. In addition to the units listed below, many are still available at VantageMyrtleBeach.com. Book yours now and squeeze more out of summer!

Emerald Cove II 8A

Your just an elevator ride away to direct beach access.

This end-unit condo comes with unrivaled ocean views from every room. Step out onto your private balcony with your coffee or cocktail and take it all in from eight stories above while breathing in the crisp air.

The sights and sounds of the shore will make you want to get down on the sand as soon as possible. Your just an elevator ride away to direct beach access. If the pool is more your style, there’s a refreshing one waiting for you right outside. After everyone gets cleaned up, take a stroll over to explore the many shops, restaurants and activities at Barefoot Landing.

Sea Mark Towers 406

Venture onto the balcony and you’ll be greeted by views of the property’s lush gardens and marshland below.

Kick off your flip flops and relax in this functionally and fabulously furnished unit. When you’re not out and about seeing the sights of North Myrtle Beach or reading a book on the beach, chill out in the condo’s entertainment area with one of the four flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

Venture onto the balcony and you’ll be greeted by views of the property’s lush gardens and marshland below. You’re invited to use the pool as well as Sea Towers’ sun deck and grilling area. There’s even a hot tub for maximum relaxation.

Looking for some nearby fun? You’ll find a day and night’s worth just a few miles down the road at the boardwalk or Myrtle Beach, SC’s world-famous Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex.

Marina Inn 7301

The master bedroom suite is equipped with its own balcony, fireplace and kitchenette.

Traveling with a larger group? They’ll all fit in this spacious condo which sleeps 10 guests. Even if your group reaches capacity, you’ll still be able to enjoy complete privacy in the master bedroom suite, equipped with its own balcony, fireplace and kitchenette.

The condo is part of the beautiful 2,200-acre Grande Dunes Resort, one of the premier communities in all of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Everything you want or need is right here. There’s an onsite restaurant and two full bars, along with multi-level indoor and outdoor pools. Your guests also have access to the fitness center, tennis courts, golf course, and a shuttle that takes you directly to the beach.

Ocean Creek EE13

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic from two balconies.

Treat your family to this oceanfront corner unit featuring breathtaking views of the Atlantic from two balconies. Enjoy quality time together in the spacious living areas and prepare delicious meals in the fully equipped kitchen.

Beyond the condo doors, you’ll find a magnificent 57-acre gated community with much to explore. Enjoy a pleasant hike or bike ride along trails that wind through gorgeous gardens and along the tidal creek. Swim in the property’s indoor and outdoor pools or play tennis and beach volleyball. On-site restaurants have you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You may even catch one of the special cookouts and live entertainment.

Book your last-minute vacation rental today!

Don’t wait, because these popular Vantage properties will go fast!

Make your summer last longer with an escape to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Don’t wait, because these popular Vantage properties will go fast. Be sure to book direct online to get the lowest possible rates. You can also call one of our reservationists at (888) 303-4110 to plan your trip. Find more properties at VantageMyrtleBeach.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.

Myrtle Beach Thrill Seeker Attractions

Do you seek adventure? Are you constantly chasing your next thrill? Do you crave the feeling of an adrenaline rush?

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is calling your name.

You’ll find everything in Myrtle Beach, SC, from exhilarating roller coasters and race tracks to extreme water sports and ziplines. Get a bird’s eye view of the Grand Strand in a helicopter tour or try something new like cable wakeboarding.

First things first—the thrill of finding that perfect vacation rental for your family and friends. Check out Vantage’s current listings to see all your options.

Wild times on the water

Let a parasail carry you 300 feet in the air.

Every water sports activity you could dream of waits for you at Downwind Sails. Make a wake and feel the freedom of zooming across the water on JetSkis. Learn to stand-up paddleboard or let a parasail carry you 300 feet in the air—they have it all. Bring the family along for a banana boat ride or a sailing lesson.

For those looking to keep their wet and wild adventures on land, we’ve got you covered. Shark Wake Park takes the concept of a water park to the extreme. This combination Wake Park and Aqua Park is a one-of-a-kind experience. Up for a new challenge? Learn to wakeboard using their advanced pulley system known as “cable wakeboarding.” Want to push yourself even more? Head to their inflatable obstacle course to see how far you can go.

Feed your need for speed

For a more “traditional” water park experience, head over to Wild Water & Wheels.

For a more “traditional” water park experience, head over to Wild Water & Wheels—home to slides, rides and tides. Don’t mistake traditional for dull. Slides like the White Water Express and the Dark Hole will have you clinging to your inner tube. And the body-only slides, like the Triple Dip and the Side Winder, are designed for speed and will splash you every which way.

To really make your heart race, try the park’s Free Fall Cliff Dive, an almost 90-degree plummet at 45 MPH! Thrill seekers of all ages will love the variety of bumper car and go-kart race tracks for every skill level. Strap the whole family in for a full day of fun!

Start your engines!

Broadway Grand Prix offers even more race track thrills. Start your engines and make your way through seven go-kart tracks, like the twists and tight turns of the Slick Track. You can really put the pedal to the metal on the Grand Prix Pro Track, the fastest one in the park. If you need a break from the racing, try scaling the Rock Wall or soar through the air riding their Sky Coaster.

Extreme fun high in the sky

Push your limits here and feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment!

True adventurers looking for a great time in the great outdoors need look no further than Go Ape. With 20 obstacles and two zip lines, their Treetop Journey experience is an excellent choice for first timers on a high-ropes course. The Treetop Adventure experience is even more immersive and challenging. You can really push your limits here and feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment—especially if you have any fear of heights.

Helicopter Adventures literally lets you rise above it all to experience Myrtle Beach like never before. Your pilot will take you for a ride over the water with breathtaking views of Myrtle Beach’s expansive coastline. You can choose an extended tour that goes as far as 42 miles!

Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides is an absolute must for extreme thrill seekers. The Skyscraper rockets you 170 feet up at 60 MPH, spinning you and a friend in a gigantic circle. If you’re brave enough, hop aboard the Sling Shot, which launches you300 feet into the air at 100 MPH. (For an extra challenge, you and your partner on the ride can attempt to spin as you hurdle towards the sky.) Don’t forget about the Air Strike, which can reach a max force of 3.6Gs as it spins you around with your legs hanging off the ride.

Get your adventure started now

Vantage has what you’re looking for!

Experience the rush of finding and booking your ideal vacation rental. Vantage has what you’re looking for with properties in Myrtle Beach, SC, that keep you close to all the action. Find yours today and book direct with Vantage for the best prices and availability. Call (888) 303-4110 or check out VantageMyrtleBeach.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.