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Fall Fun and Nearby Rentals in Myrtle Beach

The leaves may be changing up north, but that summer feeling is still going strong during autumn in Myrtle Beach, SC. With smaller crowds and great deals, the town takes on a whole new flavor, making it truly a year-round destination.It’s perfect for families, vacations with friends or snowbirds flying south. We recently previewed some of the best events popping up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this fall—from Oktoberfest to ShrimpFest—and now we’re highlighting the best places to stay near the events so that you can be close to all the action. Open your calendars and pencil in a fall getaway today. Book one of our recommended beach vacation rentals below, or see the entire selection.

A short stroll from SOS Fall Migration (September 12–21)

Calling all swing dancers!

Calling all swing dancers! Did you know that the shag is the state dance of South Carolina? The Society of Stranders Fall Migration celebrates everything dance, asSOS lounges host dancing, tea parties, classes and live music. Some of the spots to execute your best shimmy are Ducks, Duck’s II, OD Arcade, Pirate’s Cove and Fat Harold’s. There will also be block parties on the first Sunday and Monday of the event. Choose one of these great rentals as your home so you can tap your feet right over to the SOS Fall Migration fun. All units are a short walk, drive or bike ride from the dancing on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • Beach Cove Resort 421 – If it’s water views you’re after, look no further. Located just steps from the water’s edge, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom oceanfront condo offers lovely fourth-floor views at sunrise and throughout the day. The open living, dining and kitchen area make socializing easy and the space is equipped with a flat-screen TV and queen sleep sofa for extra guests. Outside, there’s an impressive oceanfront pool, kiddie pools, a lazy river and bar. You’re also right across the street from all the fun at Barefoot Landing.
  • Blue Water Keyes 701/1001/1101 – These three units in the oceanfront building are almost identical side units, all newly updated and boasting two bedrooms and two baths. Blue Water Keyes is a beautiful development in Crescent Beach with all the amenities you could ask for. You’ll love taking in the views from your glass-paneled balcony and swimming in both indoor and outdoor pools and a lazy river. You’re also in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina—close to great golf, restaurants and the beach!
  • Ocean Breeze Cottage 1 – Calling all large families, friend groups and the rest of your vacation pack—this gorgeous three-story home sleeps 18! And the five-bedroom, five-bath has the best amenity of all to keep that summer vibe going: a private pool. Located in the peaceful Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach, SC, and just a short walk from the beach, you’ll want to collapse after a day in the sun in the first-floor den complete with mini-fridge and wet bar, large sectional sofas and a flat-screen TV. Have foodies in your group? They’ll love the modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large breakfast bar. This is the perfect choice for snowbirds looking to stay a while.

Stomp over to SeptemberFest (September 21)


Try the grape stomp, complete with a bottle of wine and souvenir tumbler for you to take home.

One of the best ways to close out the summer and welcome fall is SeptemberFest! It takes place at popular Barefoot Landing, on the lawn at Dockside Village, and features live music as well as food, vendors and beer and wine. You can also make like Lucille Ball and try the grape stomp, complete with a bottle of wine and souvenir tumbler for you to take home. Book one of these great rentals — all a short walk across the street from Barefoot Landing—and tipple without worry!

  • North Beach 213 – Lovely décor and great upgrades define this three-bedroom, three-bath upscale oceanfront condo in the Indigo Tower. You’ll love cooking in the updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Sip your morning coffee or enjoy dinner on the large terrace. Views of the pool and ocean complete the property.
  • Ocean Creek D5 – If dramatic sunsets are on your vacation checklist, you’ll love this direct oceanfront condo in the resort’s North Tower with beautiful views of both the coastline and tidal creek. The three-bedroom, three-bath is fully updated and inviting, and the large balcony is accessible from both the living room and master bedroom. Outside, there are 57 sprawling acres to enjoy on the property between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Ocean Creek L2225 – This newly renovated two-bedroom, two-bath in the Lodge Villas has tranquil woodland view, which give it the feel of a cozy forest retreat. Inside, it’s been nicely updated. When you step outside, there are both indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, volleyball and an on-site restaurant to enjoy. It’s also just a quarter-mile walk to the beach, right past a scenic duck pond.

Rev your engines for the Cruisin’ the Beach Car Show (October 10–12)

Myrtle Beach Car Show
Cruisin’ the Beach Car Show and Swap meet , October 10th – 12th

Calling all car enthusiasts! Cruisin’ the Beach Car Show and Swap meet is an open car show with judges, awards, vendors and of course a swap meet held at Broadway at the Beach, the most popular tourist destination in Myrtle Beach, SC. Along with the cars on display, there will be gas and oil collectibles, state tags, vintage signs, road maps, toys, t-shirt sales and great food and drinks.

Grab your stein and head to Oktoberfest (October 11–12)

Celebrate everything fall at Oktoberfest!

Celebrate everything fall at Oktoberfest! The event boasts live entertainment and a vast selection of beers including Southern Tier Pumking, Cigar City Jai Alai and Angry Orchard Cider, plus plenty of family friendly libations and activities. For the little ones there’s a pumpkin patch, face and pumpkin painting, hay rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, scarecrow making and costume contests. Over 60 vendors will be in attendance selling some of the area’s favorite foods. All the units below are within a 15-to 20-minute drive of Broadway at the Beach (where Cruisin’ The Beach Car Show is being held) and Market Common (where Oktoberfest festivities will take place). Enjoy both easily with these centrally located options!

  • Patricia Grand 1504 – Indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river, hot tubs and a beach lounge deck — yes please! Snowbirds flocking to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for winter rentals will love all the amenities at Patricia Grand that add to the feeling of eternal summer. The resort itself is family friendly and just two miles from the north end of the boardwalk. The condo itself is a one-bedroom, one-bath on the side of an oceanfront building and has a large balcony, perfect to lounge the morning away and take in the great views of the ocean and beach.
  • Sea Mark Towers 406 – Modern décor in beachy blues and neutrals and floor-to-ceiling windows for extra light make this Sea Mark tower condo stand out. The three-bedroom, three-bath is located less than two blocks from the ocean in northern Myrtle Beach and is convenient to the most popular attractions in the area, including golf courses, outlet shopping and Broadway on the Beach.
  • Marina Inn 7301 – If you’re looking for a little luxury, this three-bedroom, three-bath 2,100-square-foot condo at the Grande Dunes Resort will fulfill your requirements and more. Located right on the water, you’re going to love the home’s tasteful décor, high-end amenities and unique master bedroom suite with its own fireplace and kitchenette. In the living room is another fireplace and gorgeous views of sailboats and motorboats in the marina. A gorgeous choice in a top community.

Discover your home for Myrtle Beach fall events

Make plans to visit Myrtle Beach, SC, during its second season.

Make plans to visit Myrtle Beach, SC, during its second season. It’s a perfect place to keep that summer feeling going all through fall and even early winter, especially for snowbirds making their trek south.You can book a beach rental near your favorite fall events at a great low rate! Vantage reservation specialists are standing by to help. You can also browse all options and book direct 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.

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.


Fall 2019 Events in Myrtle Beach

Welcome to the serenity of the beach off-season—fewer visitors means fewer lines, and there’s still plenty to do in Myrtle Beach, SC.

As the year’s most scenic season approaches, Myrtle Beach hosts dozens of festivals and other events for you to enjoy. We’ve rounded up a few highlights—everything from family-friendly fun to adult-oriented experiences. Celebrate creative craftsmanship and works of art as well as natural beauty and live music at these upcoming activities in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Browse Vantage’s current vacation rental options to get a place near all the upcoming entertainment.

Summer’s Final Saturday Farewell at La Belle Amie Vineyard

Guests can receive reduced admission when they bring two canned/dry food items for the local food bank.

La Belle Amie Vineyard, home of Twisted Sisters Wine, hosts special events every Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. La Belle Amie is sending summer off with a bang on September 21. Guests can receive reduced admission when they bring two canned/dry food items for the local food bank.

SeptemberFest!

A popular celebration to close out the summer, SeptemberFest! will take place at Barefoot Landing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 21.

Speaking of barefoot, North Myrtle Beach’s Duplin Winery will host a grape stomp, complete with a bottle of wine and souvenir wine tumbler for you to take home. SeptemberFest! will feature live music and food and drink vendors.

Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally

This year’s autumn event will take place from September 30 to October 6.

Twice a year, Myrtle Beach Bike Week LLC hosts a seasonal motorcycle rally. This year’s autumn event will take place from September 30 to October 6 and invites all motorcycle enthusiasts to attend. Located at the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach Bike Week will feature vendors, entertainment, attractions, official merchandise and much more. Come witness the Carolinas’ largest motorcycle rally, right here in Myrtle Beach.

44th Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival

Huntington Beach State Park will welcome nearly 100 artisans whose works will be on display for the 44th Annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival September 27 to 29. Attendees can enjoy art juxtaposed against the backdrop of the park’s natural beauty. Local musicians will play live, and vendors will offer food and beverage selections. Purchase of admission includes re-entry all weekend long.

Live Oak Art and Music Fest

Stop by nearby Conway, SC, on October 5 to enjoy a free celebration of creativity at the Live Oak Art and Music Festival. Over 50 local artists, singers, performers, crafters and more will convene under on the lawn of Horry County Courthouse for the festival’s 15th year.

Harvest Home Festival

Bring the kids to Brookgreen Gardens on October 5 and 6 to ring in the fall.

Bring the kids to Brookgreen Gardens on October 5 and 6 to ring in the fall. With everything from pumpkin picking to hayrides, Harvest Home Festival is the ultimate autumn entertainment experience. Interact with animals, paint pumpkins, explore the gardens, enjoy live entertainment and even build your own scarecrow to enter into the contest!

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

Partake in a vast selection of beers (or biers, if you’re trying to fit in with the festivities) at Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest. From 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11 and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, Grand Park at Market Common will become an epicenter of entertainment. More than 60 vendors will be in attendance, as well as face painters, inflatables, a pumpkin patch and more.

15th Annual Little River ShrimpFest

Seafood lovers rejoice!

Seafood lovers rejoice! The 15th annual Little River ShrimpFest will have about 150 different vendors representing not only local restaurants, but also artists, crafters, business expos and community organizations. Sample all sorts of fresh seafood—and, of course, shrimp. Bring the kids to enjoy face painting, balloon artists and stilt walkers. There will be even more live entertainment on two music stages. You can catch all the fun at the Historic Little River Waterfront on October 12 and 13.

40th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival

Nearby Loris, SC, will host its 40th annual Loris Bog-Off Festival, a local tradition that has expanded overtime to its current scale of 35,000 visitors per year. Keeping with tradition, the festival is held the third Saturday of every October, which falls on the 19th this year.

Attendees can create their own chicken bogs—a southern dish consisting of chicken, rice, sausage and spices—or try some from the 200-plus vendors who will be set up at the festival. The event will also feature two stages full of live music.

30th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

More than 140 wooden boats will be on display at the 30th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show on October 19 and 20. Attendees can participate in maritime activities such as knot tying, model boat building and a corrugated cardboard regatta.

One of Saturday’s main events will be the Wooden Boat Challenge, in which partners have a four-hour time limit to build rowing skiffs, followed by a race on the Sampit River. Sailors aged 8 to 15 can compete in Sunday’s Opti Pram Regatta. Dance to the live music performed from two stages both days.

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, 5K and Doggie Dash

After the Coastal 5K, take a leisurely run or walk around the lake at Market Common for the Doggie Dash—with proceeds going to the Grand Strand Humane Society.

Fitness buffs unite for three races in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on October 19 and 20.

The first event, the Coastal 5K, begins at the Market Common at 7:30 a.m. and takes participants on a loop course that concludes in beautiful Grand Park. Immediately after, dog owners will take a more leisurely run or walk around the lake at Market Common for the Doggie Dash—with proceeds going to the Grand Strand Humane Society. The last—and longest—race, the Mini Marathon, will begin at Coastal Grand Mall at 7:00 a.m. on October 20.

BooFest!

The Saturday before Halloween (October 26), come to Barefoot Landing for BooFest!, a spooky celebration featuring costume contests for both kids and pets. Be sure to catch the showing of Hocus Pocus at the amphitheater at 7:00 p.m.

Howl-O-Scream

North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex will host Howl-O-Scream.

Keeping with the pre-Halloween festivities, North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex will host Howl-O-Scream on October 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Brave visitors and thrill seekers can check out the scare zones or take a hayride through the scare-free zone.

Halloween Fireworks Extravaganza

Helicopter Adventures will sponsor a free Halloween Fireworks Extravaganza on All Hallows’ Eve. Come to Broadway at the Beach, where you’ll hear ooh’s and aah’s, followed by the occasional shriek or witch’s cackle, as the sky lights up with colorful displays of holiday joy.

Brew at the Zoo

Taste more than 30 craft beers from all over the region and the nation.

Adults 21 and older can taste more than 30 craft beers from all over the region and the nation. Brookgreen Gardens will host the event on November 2, when attendees can play cornhole or giant Jenga while listening to the music of local favorites the Paul Grimshaw Band.

Mythical and Medieval Festival

Travel to a mystical fairy forest, witness a fantastic fire show and eat a giant turkey leg at the Mythical and Medieval Festival, the only Renaissance festival in Myrtle Beach, SC. Running on November 9 and 10, the festival will raise money to support Caleb’s Dragonfly Dreams, a local nonprofit that helps children who have been neglected, abused or abandoned. The festival features fun for everyone in the family—from glass blowing demonstrations to axe throwing.

25th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

It’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit!

It’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit. On November 16, come to Broadway at the Beach for the 25th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and enjoy live music, entertainment and a photo op with Kris Kringle himself.

Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals

For four days, the Myrtle Beach Convention Center will be transformed into the Dickens Christmas Show, drawing about 20,000 visitors. Inspired by A Christmas Carol, the November 14 to 17 event will feature hundreds of vendors with gifts, toys, jewelry and more to stuff your loved ones’ stockings.

Lighting of the Landing

To officially mark the beginning of the holiday season, Barefoot Landing hosts a special tree lighting event on November 23. Enjoy holiday activities starting at 4:00 p.m., followed by entertainment, fireworks and, of course, the tree lighting itself.

Nights of a Thousand Candles

Over 4,500 lights will adorn Brookgreen Gardens from December 5 to 22, when visitors can revel in the holiday spirits by enjoying a peaceful walk through the serene paths soundtracked by carolers and holiday music. From 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. on select nights, you can take part in a seasonal sensory experience sure to put a smile on your face.

Enjoy the fall festivities!

We can’t wait to help you plan your memorable Myrtle Beach, SC, vacation. 

Finding your perfect vacation rental comes naturally to our team. We can’t wait to help you plan your memorable Myrtle Beach, SC, vacation. 

Be sure to book direct online for the lowest possible rates. Or call one of our reservationists at 888-303-4110 to plan your trip. View properties at VantageMyrtleBeach.com

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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.

Summer on Sale Deals on Vacation Rentals

Haven’t had time to take that perfect Myrtle Beach vacation? Don’t fret—there’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy.

Bask in the sunshine, take a dip in the ocean, indulge in vibrant nightlife, stroll down one of America’s liveliest boardwalks—it’s all waiting for you in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is a place that never slows down and it’s still bursting with activity in late summer. From Broadway at the Beach to NASCAR racing experiences and the Music on Main concert series, there’s something for everyone in South Carolina’s bustling beach town.

To make your summer even sweeter, be sure to take advantage of fantastic sale deals in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Remaining summer weeks at many of the area’s best beach vacation rentals are reduced by as much as 20%. And select Myrtle Beach, SC, homes are allowing short stays (three nights or more) through the end of August.

Vantage has openings at some of our most popular Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. In addition to the units listed below, many more are still available at VantageMyrtleBeach.com. Don’t let the summer sun set without going on one last trip!

Beach Cove Resort 421

Fourth-floor one-bedroom condo with gorgeous ocean views.

If falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves is what defines your dream vacation, then look no further. This fourth-floor one-bedroom condo with gorgeous ocean views is just steps from the water’s edge. Inside the light-filled space you’ll find all the amenities you need for easy beach living, including tile floors in the open living area, flat-screen TVs in both the living room and bedroom and a sleep sofa for additional guests. Best of all, there’s a large balcony where you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the North Myrtle Beach, SC, coastline.

From the condo, you’re just an elevator ride from the beach but also near Beach Cove Resort’s many water amenities, including a large outdoor pool, two kiddie pools, a lazy river, outdoor showers and a pool deck bar. If you’re ready for a little indoor fun, there’s also an indoor pool and an arcade game room. Also steps away are multiple resort dining options, including the Town Center restaurant and bar, as well as a grill, coffee bar and grab-n-go options.

After a day of enjoying the great outdoors, take advantage of Beach Cove Resort’s fantastic location and head right across the street to the Barefoot Landing shopping and entertainment area, which hosts fireworks displays throughout the summer and theater performances, live music and a farmers market through the fall.

North Beach 4903 Cinzia

This bright bungalow is located in the Cottages section of the North Beach Plantation community,

Who needs to fly to the Caribbean when you can enjoy tropical style right in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? In this bright bungalow located in the Cottages section of the North Beach Plantation community, you’ll enjoy a taste of luxury while also benefitting from world-class amenities.

The stylishly decorated and thoroughly updated home is an ode to open plan living. The kitchen boasts upgraded appliances and granite countertops, and the living and dining room are furnished in elegant neutral tones. It’s an inviting space, and you’ll love kicking back in front of the flat-screen TV after a day at the pool.

When it comes to pools, there are plenty to choose from. The 60-acre oceanfront community boasts a 2.5-acre resort style Caribbean-themed pool area with eight pools—both indoor and outdoor—five hot tubs, a lazy river, private cabanas and even a swim-up bar. The self-care vibes don’t stop there. At the resort’s Cinzia Spa you can indulge in a hot stone massage or a European signature facial. There’s also a hammam, a fitness center and an award-winning steakhouse on the property.

Even if you’re ready to lounge after spending the day running on the sand or walking through town, there’s no need to stay inside. Everything on the 7.5-acre island is easy to access with complimentary transportation all around the community, including right to the beach.

Ocean Creek CC5

With three bedrooms, there’s plenty of space to gather with family and friends.

Perfectly designed for outdoor enthusiasts, Ocean Creek is located on 57 acres between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Nestled right in the heart of that community is this well-appointed condo with views of both the ocean and tidal creek.

You’ll want to sip your morning beverage on the property’s spacious balcony, which is accessible from both the master bedroom and the living room. Inside, the condo provides a fully-equipped kitchen, four TVs and bright, cheerful décor. And with three bedrooms, there’s plenty of space to gather with family and friends as you enjoy your end-of-summer getaway.

Hikers and bikers will love the dozens of nature trails on the property that wind their way around ocean vistas, scenic gardens and the creek. Aquatic and aviary species call the creek home, and the odds are high that you’ll spot an egret or heron, horseshoe crabs and fish. The property’s live oaks add to the natural beauty of the resort. If soaking in some rays by the pool is more your style, the resort is home to an oceanfront pool and 13 water features. There’s also a full-service tennis center, a beach volleyball court, a playground for the kids and a putting green. If you want to take your golf game to an even higher level, Ocean Creek is close to Myrtle Beach’s nearly 100 courses, ten of which are included in America’s top 100 public golf courses.

Ocean Creek L2256

A screened balcony and a view of the pool are just two of the features you’ll love!

A screened balcony and a view of the pool are just two of the features you’ll love about this recently renovated unit. From the kitchen with updated cabinetry and appliances to the freshly painted bedrooms with new linens and flat-screen TVs, the unit is full of coastal comforts and perfect to come home to after a long day on the go. And with two bedrooms and a sleep sofa, the quiet unit is ideal for a family vacation all year round.

The great outdoors are front and center at Ocean Creek. From ponds full of turtles and ducks to the creek’s shallow waters—which are perfect to wade in when the tide comes in—the resort is the ideal place to experience Myrtle Beach, SC’s natural habitat. Mother nature puts on a show around every corner, including from the resort’s Beach Cabana Bar and Grill, one of the best places on the 57-acre property to watch the sun set.

When the bustle of the city calls, you’ll love being near restaurants, shopping and the Alabama Theater located at Barefoot Landing. You’re also just a short drive away from the SkyWheel, the boardwalk and Myrtle Beach Safari.

Book your end-of-summer vacation rental now!

Call one of our reservationists at 888-303-4110 to plan your trip.

Enjoy a beautiful end to your summer with a memorable trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. With great deals on some of our most sought-after properties, these popular Vantage homes away from home will go quickly.

Be sure to book direct online for the lowest possible rates. Or 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.

Vantage Vacation Rentals vs. OTAs—Know the Difference

If you’re renting out or looking to rent your vacation property in Myrtle Beach, SC, you might be wondering: How does a company like Vantage Vacation Rentals differ from an Online Travel Agency (OTAs) like Vrbo or Airbnb? 

We’re glad you asked. We get this question all the time. Naturally, it can seem like our companies do the same things. We’re all in the short-term rental industry. We all serve property owners and guests in North Myrtle Beach. And we conduct a great deal of our business over the Internet. 

The similarities pretty much end there. That’s not to say OTAs are bad. In fact, we use OTAs all the time to expand the reach of our property promotions. But the differences between us are important to note—and they bring tremendous value to our property owners and guests alike.

Management vs. marketplace

We are a turnkey solution designed to let you sit back.

Companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway and TripAdvisor are known as marketplaces. They use huge websites that help connect property owners and potential guests. 

And that’s essentially the “water’s edge” for them. For owners of North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, Vantage is more in the category of a management company. That means we help property owners maximize their property’s potential, every step of the way.

We are a turnkey solution designed to let you sit back and simply endorse checks. You can rely on us to make your Myrtle Beach vacation rental property profitable and worry free by handling such tasks as:

  • Property listings and promotion. We work with you to capture the essence of your property and write a compelling description that articulates the amenities. Our professional photographers help it come alive with vivid images that ignite guests’ imaginations. Airbnb and Vrbo don’t do that. Vantage even helps you set rates for your property based on the current market.
  • Promotion. With your listing complete, we aggressively promote your property to our expansive prospect list across multiple geographic areas and marketing channels, including email and social media.
  • Booking. Your guests can book your property directly through the Vantage website or by calling our team of trained reservation specialists. You can track all the details through our convenient Owner Portal.
  • Guest communication. From check-in through checkout and beyond, we actively communicate with guests to share all important information and ensure their vacation experience is one to remember. Since we’re locals, we can add value to our customer service with personal recommendations for where to eat, what to do and more.
  • Property care. We make sure your property stays clean and in excellent working order. We conduct regular inspections and update you as needed. If there are any maintenance issues—at any time—rest easy knowing Vantage has it covered and will minimize any impact on guests. You have the option to use your vendors or ours for all cleaning and repairs.
  • Security. We’ve partnered with PointCentral Home Technology to provide both smart energy management and smart access to rental properties for owners, guests and staff.
  • Bookkeeping. Vantage has its own accounting department to process all of the income and expenses for your property. We even remit state and local rental taxes on your behalf. We provide you with clear statements and keep all records, from revenues and repairs to taxes and 1099s.

Locally focused


We live and breathe Myrtle Beach.
In fact, we have offices right here.

Given their business model, the big marketplace services have to offer something for everyone. They may offer services and properties like home sharing, trailers, mobile homes, campsites or extended stays. They aim to blanket the entire country with a single site. 

Here at Vantage, we’re a lot more focused. We live and breathe Myrtle Beach. In fact, we have offices right here. We promote local events. We even give your guests, upon arrival, special discounts for local attractions—which goes a long way toward repeat bookings. 

We’re here for you


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

We saved the best difference between Vantage and the marketplace OTAs for last: With Vantage, you get a real person as your single point-of-contact for all business with your Myrtle Beach rental property. So, while you’ll have a huge team working on your behalf for client services, marketing, reservations and property care, you’ll always have one friendly person you can count on for answers and action.

Learn more about the Vantage advantage

We’ve just scratched the surface of the many advantages that come from teaming with Vantage for vacation rental management. To learn more about how we increase revenue while decreasing stress, call our team at 888-404-3110, option 4. Or check out www.VantageMyrtleBeach.com and visit the section on vacation rental management services.

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.

What Are the Best Things to Do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

Over a mile of fun, food, and festivities await you along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! Where do you start at a place like this that’s home to so many fun activities and unique attractions? Don’t worry. We’re here to help you decide with our complete guide to the best things to do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. You’ll be making memories in no time with our local tips and tricks for this downtown hotspot. Plus, if you’re planning a vacation to the Grand Strand, we can help with that, too! We’re not just experts on local attractions. We’re also masters of making your visit the best it can be with our beautiful vacation rentals and unbeatable customer service.

The Top Things to Do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel

You’re in for an incredible experience!

You’re in for an incredible experience here, as long as you’re not afraid of heights. Grab a seat in one of the gondolas and get ready to witness the Grand Strand from 200 feet in the air. This towering attraction offers unparalleled views of the city skyline as well as the shimmering water of the Atlantic Ocean. Each gondola is covered and climate-controlled, ensuring a cozy experience no matter what the weather is like outside.

Tip: If you’re looking to make dates or group outings extra special, consider purchasing VIP tickets. These give you access to Ferrari-style leather seats, glare-free glass, and a glass-bottom floor for even more stunning views.

The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

From seashells and shark teeth to life size yeti statues, this iconic gift shop has it all!

It may not be much of a hidden gem anymore, because locals and visitors alike have started flocking to the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove. This inviting shop got its start in 1946 and continues to delight customers with thousands of unique items across seven different floors. From seashells and shark teeth to life size yeti statues, this iconic gift shop has it all!

After browsing the wares at the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, see if you can win some prizes over at the arcade next door. There are games and activities for all ages here!

The Nightmare Haunted House

Are you brave enough for a thrill-filled journey through the Nightmare Haunted House?

Are you brave enough for a thrill-filled journey through the Nightmare Haunted House? Test your courage and step through the doors to a world where nightmares come to life! You’re welcome to walk through the horrifying haunted house or try your luck in the escape zone. Can you escape the Zombie Zone in 30 minutes or less? Get a group of your bravest and smartest friends together to find out!

Fun Plaza Family Fun Center

The perfect destination for families looking to kick back, relax, and maybe challenge each other to a few arcade games.

If haunted houses aren’t for you, don’t worry. There are so many different family-friendly activities along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The Fun Plaza Family Fun Center is a fantastic example, and the name says it all. It’s the perfect destination for families looking to kick back, relax, and maybe challenge each other to a few arcade games. Kids love playing games and winning prizes while parents savor the sweet memories of the smiles and happiness of their children. Plus, who says adults can’t join the fun with the wide variety of arcade games here? Not us!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

There are so many different options here!

Is it fact or fiction? You be the judge! Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a wonderland of oddities and curiosities that make you question what’s real and what’s fake. Some of the interesting exhibits that await inside include an authentic vampire-killing kit and shrunken heads.

After a fascinating tour through Ripley’s museum, consider taking a ride at the 5D Ripley’s Moving Theater. You’ll feel like you’re actually in the movie as your seat adapts to the virtual movement and immersive action. (This is one movie you’re guaranteed to not fall asleep during!) Or, if you’re up for a challenge, see if you can navigate through the Ripley’s Mirror Maze. There are so many different options here!

Sling Shot Thrill Ride

Take your bravery to new heights!

Have you ever been to an amusement park and seen those daredevils that strap into the bungee cords and launch into the air on giant slingshots? Make this the year you try it for yourself! Keep an eye out for the Myrtle Beach Sling Shot ride as you walk along the boardwalk, and take your bravery to new heights. It’s less scary and much more fun than you might think. Plus, you’ll have an exciting story to tell all your friends and family members after your Myrtle Beach vacation!

Tip: The Myrtle Beach Sling Shot has room for two people at a time so that you can share the experience with one of your closest friends or family members!

Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures

Enjoy a relaxing experience as you glide along with scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Are you not enthused with the idea of launching into the sky at speeds of up to 100 MPH? Consider a more horizontal journey with Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures. It can be a much more relaxing experience as you glide along a distance of 600 feet with scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re a fan of obstacle courses, you’re welcome to try the Adventure Matrix here, as well.

Find Your Happy Place Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Enjoy a peaceful escape near the areas best beaches, golf courses, and tourist attractions.

Don’t just read about the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk — come on down to the Grand Strand and experience all the excitement for yourself! We have several different vacation rentals available, and they all come with comfortable furnishings and luxurious resort amenities like indoor and outdoor pools. We know how important your vacations are, which makes us the right company to trust with your next visit to the Myrtle Beach Area.

Most of our properties are nestled in North Myrtle Beach’s most beloved communities and resorts. That means you can enjoy a peaceful escape near the areas best beaches, golf courses, and tourist attractions. Plus, you won’t find customer service, guest benefits, or jaw-dropping deals like you will with Vantage Myrtle Beach Rentals.

Explore our properties today and make your dream vacation come true!

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.

Make Your Vacation Rental Stand Out: A Guide for Myrtle Beach Property Owners

Surprise and delight your guests.

There’s a lot of competition for vacation rental properties in Myrtle Beach, SC. How can you make yours stand out? As property management experts, Vantage knows. And we’re happy to share our pro tips with you. In our last article, we provided a basic guide to all the essentials and amenities that Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, visitors expect from your property. In this article, we’re going to take things up a notch. You can raise your ratings, your return bookings and your rental income by raising the bar. The key here is to exceed expectations. You’ll want to surprise and delight. In short, you’ll want to give them things they don’t expect to find in a Myrtle Beach, SC, vacation rental. Follow these tips to elevate your property to premium and enhance the guest experience.

Roll out the red carpet


Greet them with a beautifully arranged and stocked welcome basket.

First impressions matter. This starts at the front door. These days, guests either already have, or know about, all the cool high-tech keyless locks and doorbell cameras. But that doesn’t mean they’ll expect them at your rental! Invest in a keyless entry system and text or email your guests a passcode, along with the time their property will be ready. They’ll love not having to keep track of keys—and you’ll get the added bonus of an entry audit trail. Once guests enter your property, you have another opportunity to surprise and impress. Greet them with a beautifully arranged and stocked welcome basket. It can contain snacks, wine, coffee, postcards, beach towels…you name it. Be sure to hand-write a welcome note and affix it to the top of the basket. It’s a relatively small gesture that can go a very long way.

Amp up the ambiance

Nothing caps a romantic getaway like a soak in the hot tub.

Nothing caps a romantic getaway like a soak in the hot tub, surrounded by bubbles and jets. A hot tub is not only luxurious, it’s a much smaller investment than a swimming pool. The maintenance costs are lower, too. Stock extra towels. Toss in terrycloth robes and complimentary slippers, and you’ll have guests lining up to rent your property. A fireplace sets a similar mood. If your property has one that’s been sealed off, get a pro to un-seal it and make it operable again. Even an electric fireplace adds an elite aura—it’s especially decadent after, say, a chilly day at the beach.

Ramp up the rainy day fun


Add a billiard or ping-pong table.

The weather in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, can turn on a dime. For those rainy days—and for those guests who simply want to de-stress and unwind—there are lots of luxurious indoor amenities you can offer. As we’d mentioned in our earlier article, you’ll want to provide a wide variety of fast, reliable streaming entertainment. This means a quick connection and options like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. (It also means stable Wi-Fi and lots of chargers—think power strips with USB ports—for portable devices.) Install a nice stereo and leave some carefully curated music for listening. You can, and should, stock a diverse library of DVDs and books. Remember your audience: You’ll want family-friendly fare, as well as items geared specifically toward kids and adults. Want to do more? Dedicate a game room. Add a billiard or ping-pong table. Find a refurbished arcade game. Stock an enticing selection of board and party games; think Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit and Twister. And be sure to include coloring books—both for kids and adults—with lots of crayons and gel-tip pens.

Consider the quiet

Your guests will find luxury in quiet.

After a boisterous day at Ripley’s Aquarium or Family Kingdom, your guests will find luxury in quiet. So serve it up! Tend to all those window and door seals. Weather-stripping and caulk go a long way. Lubricate squeaky hinges and lock sets. Add soundproofing to the laundry room so your guests don’t have to hear the rumbling and tumbling. For nighttime quiet, you can provide sleep masks, a supply of ear plugs and white noise machines.

Lux up the kitchen and bath

Splurge on affordable small appliances, like a blender (smoothies and piña coladas!)

We mentioned a lot of great tips for the kitchen and bath of your Myrtle Beach, SC, vacation rental property in our last article. Here are a few ideas to create a more luxurious experience. Kitchen appliances are focal points. Invest in stainless steel. Splurge on affordable small appliances, like a blender (smoothies and piña coladas!), a good coffee maker and a slow cooker. A nice set of chef knives and a well-stocked spice rack can cap the offering. In the bathroom, take a cue from the five-star hotels. Provide soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion in elegant dispensers or in single-use containers. Luxury means “where you don’t expect it,” so wow your guests with add-ons like a curling iron and complimentary mouthwash. In the bedroom, premium pillow-top bedding, memory-foam mattresses and a variety of pillows will satisfy even the pickiest of guests—and boost your reviews and return bookings.

We can help

If you want your property stand out contact your team at Vantage Vacation Rentals.

These are just a few of the tips that Vantage has to offer. If you want to help your property stand out in the crowded Myrtle Beach, SC, market, contact your team at Vantage Vacation Rentals at 888-404-3110, option 4, or visit www.vantagemb.com.

About Vantage

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

What Vacation Renters Want: A Guide for Myrtle Beach Property Owners

Guests want the comforts of home plus amenities that help them unwind.

As Myrtle Beach vacation rental owners vie for continuous bookings at the topmost rates, it’s crucial to consider what guests expect—and the extra touches they so appreciate.

While these specifics change throughout the years, one thing’s for sure: Guests want the comforts of home plus amenities that help them unwind and forget about their hectic lives outside of your vacation property. 

As property management experts, Vantage keeps up with the trends that make your vacation rental guests happy, spread the word and return to your property year after year. We’ve created a vacation rental management guide with suggestions and amenities that will help your property stand out.

A spotless space

Guests want their beach vacation rentals to be clean.

We’re sure you already know that guests want their beach vacation rentals to be clean—but a reminder never hurts. Pro tip: Make your life easier and your guests even happier by hiring a professional cleaning service, or a property management company that uses one. Additionally, on your list of essential items should be standard cleaning supplies, such as disinfectants. Your guests will like having the ability to tidy up as they go.

Powerful connections

Lightning-fast internet is essential for many vacationers.

For better or worse, lightning-fast internet is essential for many vacationers. Sure, renters want a sparkling ocean, warm sand beneath their feet and all the delicious local restaurants a Myrtle Beach vacation has to offer. They’re also excited to read all the articles they’ve saved, ignite a little FOMO by sharing pictures on social media and settle in to binge the newest show their friends have been raving about.  

How do you ensure that speedy Wi-Fi? Get your own wireless router with some muscle. Sharing with the rest of your building will likely slow things up and annoy your guests.

Indoor entertainment

One—or more—flat-screen high-definition TVs is a must for your beach vacation rental property.

When it comes to TVs, renters require at the very least the type of set-up they have in their daily lives. One—or more—flat-screen high-definition TVs is a must for your beach vacation rental property. So is a cable package that includes major network channels, as well as sports, news, movies, and lifestyle and kids’ shows. 

Another staple of today’s TV experience is a streaming device. Investing in a smart TV or a Roku Streaming Stick is an easy way to offer guests just what they’re looking for. You could pay for a subscription to Amazon Prime Video or another of the many streaming choices for your renters to enjoy. If you want to score major points with families, add a video game console to the mix.

A vacation-quality sleep

A stellar mattress is key to making your renters feel calm.

An uninterrupted sleep is one of the best parts about vacation. No alarm to abide by. No work stress to dream about. A stellar mattress is key to making your renters feel calm. Of course, people have different mattress preferences, but investing in quality mattresses—think along the lines of memory foam—makes a big difference. 

The same goes for linens, if you provide them. Make your Myrtle Beach vacation home really stand out by giving renters the softest sheets, fluffiest towels and a variety of pillows and snuggly blankets.

A kitchen like home—but better

To really impress your guests, consider investing in stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

Renters have different ideas of how to eat on vacation. Some prefer to go out, while others find cooking a delicious meal the ultimate form of relaxation. This is where you come in, by equipping your kitchen with plenty of cooking utensils, pots and pans galore and an abundance of silverware, dishes, mugs, cups and specialty cocktail glasses.

They also appreciate you going the extra mile to make their rental kitchen feel like home by including a coffee maker and coffee, a tea kettle with tea options and a blender for, well, anything! 

To really impress your guests, consider investing in stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, for that luxurious feeling. And don’t forget to de-clutter your cabinets on a regular basis so renters have room to keep their own food.

Drying options

An easy way to make your renters’ lives less hectic is to install sturdy towel bars and plentiful hooks in bathrooms and laundry rooms.

Beach vacations in Myrtle Beach, SC, mean water. There’s nothing worse than arriving home with dripping bathing suits and damp towels and no place to hang them out to dry. An easy way to make your renters’ lives less hectic is to install sturdy towel bars and plentiful hooks in bathrooms, laundry rooms or anywhere except the balcony. That should be exclusively reserved for relaxation purposes.

Outdoor bliss

Summertime is ice cold drinks, watching other vacationers stroll along the water’s edge!

Summertime is ice cold drinks, watching other vacationers stroll along the water’s edge and—if at all possible—grilling some steaks, burgers and fresh veggies. An outdoor area equipped for lounging, chatting and feasting is something renters count on when they’re staying at the beach.

Fun things to do, inside and out

Give your renters a vacation to remember by offering indoor and outdoor items they can use while staying at your property. 

People about to go on vacation pack plenty, but they can’t think of everything, especially when packing last-minute. Give your renters a vacation to remember by offering indoor and outdoor items they can use while staying at your property. 

Consider lending books they can take to the beach or curl up with on a rainy day, along with playing cards, board games and binoculars so they can catch a glimpse of dolphins or birds.   

For fun outdoor experiences your renters will love, think about items like paddleboards, kayaks, fishing poles or crabbing necessities. If you have a few spare bikes, even better!

Recommendations—from you

Tell your renters about your top picks for restaurants, day trips, and family outings they’ll adore!

What do renters want, especially when visiting a new place? Recommendations from a local. One idea is to put a welcome letter in a central location. Tell your renters about your top picks for restaurants in the North Myrtle Beach area, your favorite day trips, family outings they’ll adore and the takeout restaurants they just can’t pass up.

Basic and luxury items

What would make you ecstatic? Simple luxuries you might not expect.

Put yourself in your renters’ shoes. What essentials would you expect to see? Toilet paper and paper towels, of course. Hand soap, maybe even dishwashing and laundry soap.   

What would make you ecstatic? Simple luxuries you might not expect—bubble bath, face masks, cozy robes, lotions and even flowers upon arrival. 

Leaving on-the-go snacks, fruit and bottled water means a great deal to your guests. Just make sure they know these are gifts and not leftovers from past renters. None of this has to cost a lot of money—simply being thoughtful goes a long way. 

What’s one of the most appreciated items? A few extra phone chargers!

The promise of communication

Make sure they know who to contact.

Most guests have a few questions before they arrive at your home. Or something might come up while they’re staying at your property. Make sure they know who to contact, how to reach their point of contact and that you or your property manager will respond quickly. 

Partnering with a property management company is a great idea if you live far from your rental home or if you simply don’t want to be bothered in the middle of the night. (We understand!) Make sure the company is available 24/7 and has a record of extraordinary service.

Boost the appeal of your vacation rental property

It’s the Vantage team’s goal to assist vacation rental owners in providing the very best for their guests.

There are more ways than we could possibly include in this guide to put your Myrtle Beach, SC, vacation home above the rest. It’s the Vantage team’s goal to assist vacation rental owners in providing the very best for their guests, thereby increasing your bookings and revenue. To find out more about how we can make your vacation rental property everything guests could want, contact us at 888-404-3110, option 4, or visit www.vantagemb.com/.  

About Vantage

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