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The World Famous Blue Crab Festival, May 18-19

Get your fill May 18th & 19th

Little River Blue Crab Festival

For three decades, seafood lovers from all over the country have planned their summer vacations around the World Famous Blue Crab Festival – a Myrtle Beach community tradition that has stretched far beyond the Grand Strand. Make your plans to join them for this year’s 38th annual event on Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. As always, the festival takes place along the historic Little River waterfront, an authentic fishing town just a short drive north of North Myrtle Beach.

Here’s just a taste of what you can expect to find when you visit one of the largest and longest running festivals in the Southeast – and the winner of Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand for eight years running!

Fresh, delicious local seafood

Crab Fest

No question, seafood is the main attraction here. Grab your bibs and mallets and treat yourself to delicious blue crab delicacies and a full variety of local seafood specialties prepared by Little River’s many waterfront restaurants. Be sure to check out what’s cooking from the kitchens of Buzz’s Roost, Capt. Juel’s Hurricane Restaurant, Crab Catchers, Key West Crazy, Patio’s Tiki Bar & Grill and the Pilot House. All seafood is served up fresh with a side of spectacular views.

A feast for your ears

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival keeps visitors grooving all weekend long with live beach music and other genres from well-known local and national bands. Get ready to shag and shimmy along to all your favorites performed by Carolina Soul Band, RiverMist Band, Jim Quick & Coastline and Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot.

Find a hidden treasure

Glass blower

Take a stroll under the gorgeous shady oak trees where the festival began many years ago and you’ll find close to 300 vendors offering unique wares, special souvenirs and handmade arts and crafts. You’ll meet artisans of all kinds, including local painters, woodworkers, metalworkers, glass blowers and jewelry makers, all waiting to share their gifts. And don’t forget to find the booth where you can purchase this year’s Blue Crab Festival commemorative t-shirt.

Enter the Kids Zone

You won’t find any crabby kids around here. There’s an entire kids zone at the World Famous Blue Crab Festival featuring entertainment tailored to the younger crowd. The kids zone buzzes with games and activities, face painting, balloons – the list goes on. It’s so much fun, you may have trouble getting your kids to leave!

Getting in and getting around

Kids Face Painting

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival weekend is open to everyone, with attendees ages 13 and up paying just $4 admission in advance or $5 at the door. Online ticket purchases are available until May 16.

There are several locations for satellite parking, with buses circulating from designated lots to the festival throughout each day. Or, for the true Little River waterfront experience, take advantage of the Sea Screamer water taxi leaving out of Harbourgate Marina frequently on both days.

Book your Blue Crab Festival vacation today

You can see why this is one of the most popular festivals in the Southeast – and a perfect way to kick off the summer. Vacation rentals go fast for this very reason. Vantage will help you find the right accommodations in North Myrtle Beach so you don’t miss a thing. Contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist at (888) 303-4110 to make your plans. You can also browse and book direct at www.VantageMB.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

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.

Top Spring Events in Myrtle Beach, SC

The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, music fills the air – it must be the start of another rejuvenating spring in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As always, the full calendar of spring events in Myrtle Beach has something for everyone. Whether you’re into classic cars or country music, or you just love spending time with sand between your toes, you’ll find a reason to visit Myrtle Beach with your family this spring.

We’ve put together a quick guide to some of the most popular spring events in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand to help you plan your spring break getaway.

Get your motor running

Car Show

Myrtle Beach hosts several events every spring just for car and motorcycle enthusiasts. On March 21, thousands of classic cars will make their way into town for the 31st Run to the Sun Car Show – the East Coast’s largest independent car show.

From April 5 to April 7, the 2019 Myrtle Beach Jeep Jam will build on the huge success of last year’s inaugural event. Show your love for all things Jeep during this three-day gathering featuring an obstacle course, Jeep exhibitions, live music and delicious food – all just a block away from the beach!

The two-wheelers come roaring in for the Myrtle Beach Bike Week Spring Rally, May 10 through 19. The event grows bigger each year, with over 275,000 people coming to enjoy the bike shows, special merchandise and day trips down south to Charleston or up north to Wilmington, North Carolina. There’s plenty of hangouts in downtown Myrtle Beach for you to connect with old and new friends alike.

Golf with the pros

Golf Myrtle Beach

Sure, Augusta is home to the PGA Masters Tournament. But Myrtle Beach, SC, has the Monday After the Masters – one of the country’s most popular Celebrity Pro-Am tournaments.

It all started in 1994 as a charity event organized by members of the band Hootie & the Blowfish. They’ve since raised millions for the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation and the South Carolina junior golf program. You never know who may show up to Monday After the Masters. In past years, actors, athletes, comedians and musicians have joined golf icons like John Daly and Tiger Woods on the links. From April 13 through 15, participants will enjoy exclusive parties, practice rounds and a Hootie & the Blowfish and Friends concert.

Dance the night away

Carolina Shag

The Grand Strand is home to the shag dance craze that caught the South by storm around the 1940s and has grown in popularity ever since. From April 10 through May 4, thousands of shaggers will do their thing in North Myrtle Beach, SC, during the Society of Stranders Spring Safari.

This event attracts lovers of beach music and shaggers from all over for 10 days of dancing, friendship and nightlife in the area’s most beloved local hotspots. The event culminates with a massive parade featuring floats from the Association of Carolina Shag Clubs.

Run with the Divas

Run with the Divas

In a stunning display of girl power, the popular Divas running series comes to North Myrtle Beach on May 5. The 8th Annual Divas Half Marathon and 5K is a unifying event for women (and men) of all ages with courses that direct runners through sites and scenery of North Myrtle Beach. All participants receive pink tutus, boas and tiaras, fit-tech shirts and priceless memories.

Ring in spring at Mayfest

For one day, approximately 15,000 people flock to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach to honor the month of May and celebrate the start of another summer. This year’s 14th Annual Mayfest on Main Festival happens Saturday, May 11. Come enjoy live entertainment, food and craft vendors, shopping and special activities for the kids.

Crack into some crabs

Crab Fest

Seafood lovers rejoice: The 38th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival returns to Little River, SC, May 18 and 19. Little River is less than 15 minutes from North Myrtle Beach and worth every second of the drive. As the name implies, the Festival offers fresh, local seafood, along with treats from other vendors. Both days are jam packed with live entertainment and beach music to set the mood.

Party with your favorite stars

Carolina Country Music Fest

Some of the biggest names in country music are scheduled to perform live during the 5th annual Carolina Country Music Fest taking place at the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion site from June 6 through 9. This year’s headliners include local favorites from the Myrtle Beach area along with country legends Alabama and contemporary chart-topper Dierks Bentley.

The star-studded lineup at the Carolina Country Music Fest also includes performances by Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Midland and Randy Houser. Food and beverage vendors on-site have everything you need to keep the party going. This event looks to be a sellout, so you’ll want to get your tickets as soon as possible. You may even want to treat yourself with VIP access, which gives you premium positioning near the stage.

Book your spring break today

This preview of spring events in Myrtle Beach, SC, is really just a sampling of what’s happening along the Grand Strand. You can always find something fun and exciting here – or you can simply relax and enjoy the warm weather and soothing waves.

Once you’re ready to schedule your trip, contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist today at (888) 404-3110 to book accommodations for you and all of your guests. Or browse and book direct at www.VantageMB.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates.

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.

Plan Your Trip to Youth Baseball Nationals in Myrtle Beach

Every summer, teams from all over the United States and around the world pack their gear and head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the Youth Baseball Nationals – one of the premier youth travel baseball events in the nation.

Each of the four week-long tournaments brings intense competition, special bonding opportunities and family memories that last a lifetime. We’ve put together some key stats about the tournaments along with a winning strategy to help your whole group make the most of your time at Youth Baseball Nationals.

The lineup

Myrtle Beach Youth Baseball Game

Teams from most age divisions have four options to participate in a week-long national tournament in the summer. Below are the tournament dates for Myrtle Beach, SC, along with the age divisions for each week:

Week 1: June 14 – 20
Teams 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U

Week 2: June 21 – 27
Teams: 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U

Week 3: June 28 – July 4
Teams: 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15/16U

Week 4: August 2 – 8
Teams: 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U

Each participating team in Youth Baseball Nationals is guaranteed 6–10 games during the week, while players have opportunities to earn All-Star honors and compete in a special All-Star game. Tournament weeks kick off with a Nationals Mixer, complete with DJs, games and cash giveaways. Championship Thursday includes a Team Showcase with contests such as home run derby, around the horn and speed burner. All players will receive tournament rings.

Coaches, be sure to register in time to ensure your team gets the week you want. For each week, there’s a limited number of slots for each age group—and this is a very popular tournament that fills up fast.

Championship-level park

Myrtle Beach Youth Baseball

Players feels like they’ve hit the bigtime when they set foot in the Grand Park at The Market Common. Among the nation’s top youth baseball complexes, Grand Park offers 11 all-weather fields, nine of which feature completely synthetic turf. These fields enable games to resume just minutes after any massive downpours.

When there’s a break in the action, Grand Park puts you within walking distance of an exceptional shopping and dining experience in The Market Common. Designed like a small village, The Market Common includes popular retailers, unique restaurants and pizza and ice cream shops.

Fun beyond the games

Water Park Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC, is a perfect destination for Youth Baseball Nationals, with so much to see and do for families. For starters, all participants (including coaches) in the Youth Baseball Nationals receive complimentary week-long passes to Myrtle Waves Water Park. The largest water park in South Carolina, Myrtle Waves is just minutes from the Grand Park ballfields.

Sliding takes on a whole new meaning at Myrtle Waves, thanks to an amazing selection of speed slides and some of the world’s tallest tubular slides—the 10-stories-high Turbo Twisters! Thrill-seekers will love shooting down the dark and foggy tunnels of the black-enclosed Night Flight tube slides.

WonderWorks
Photo credit: Forsaken Fotos

Myrtle Waves is adjacent to Broadway at the Beach, one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular tourist destinations. All in one location you’ll find amusement parks, miniature golf, shopping, restaurants, Dinosaurs the Exhibition, Broadway Grand Prix, Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks and so much more.

For a true bird’s-eye view of Myrtle Beach, SC, head to the Boardwalk and hop aboard one of the 42 gondolas on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel. The Skywheel takes you up a full 20 stories above the Atlantic Ocean!

Skywheel Myrtle Beach

You’ll definitely want to take the short drive to North Myrtle Beach and explore everything Barefoot Landing has to offer. The food and shopping here are world-class. Plus, families get the chance to have close (and safe) encounters with a menagerie of wild creatures at Alligator Adventure and T.I.G.E.R.S/Preservation Station. For music lovers, you can’t go wrong with the live acts at the Alabama Theatre and House of Blues.

Of course, the beach and the ocean are always top draws for kids and families. Just remember, there’s no frying in baseball—so be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and shade for games and downtime.

Find Your Home Base with Vantage

When it comes time to find the right accommodations for everyone headed to your baseball tournaments, stay away from curveballs. Let Vantage help you book a vacation rental property in Myrtle Beach, SC, that’s sure to be a huge hit with everyone in your group. To plan your stay, contact one of our friendly Vantage reservation specialists today at (888) 404-3110. Or browse our selection of properties at www.VantageMB.com. When you’ve made your choice, be sure to book direct through Vantage to ensure you receive the lowest rates.

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.

Planning a Beach Wedding in Myrtle Beach, SC

Are You Planning a Magical Beach Wedding in Myrtle Beach?

Beach Wedding Couple
Myrtle Beach is the ideal setting for tying the knot

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, presents the perfect setting for your destination wedding: sand beneath your toes, sun shining, waves crashing in the background—nothing says love like the ambiance of a beach ceremony.

Beach weddings can pose some interesting challenges you may not encounter with more traditional venues. But with the right planning and considerations, you can orchestrate something truly magical and memorable. Here are the most important aspects to keep in mind when you’re planning to have your wedding in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Know the lay of the land

As you get ready for your big day, determine if you are going to walk down the aisle and celebrate within the City of Myrtle Beach, in North Myrtle Beach or somewhere outside of city limits. The regulations for each area differ, so you’ll want to check in advance and plan accordingly. For example, in North Myrtle Beach, alcohol isn’t allowed on the beach, and you can’t walk on the dunes. After you decide on a general location, obtain your local marriage license.

Don’t forget to check to see if there are any special Myrtle Beach events occurring at the same time as your ceremony, which could draw lots of folks in and disrupt your plans.

Settle on a space: public, private or resort

Beach Wedding Venue
Finding the perfect venue takes planning & imagination

Once you have decided the basics, your next big choice is deciding where you will hold your ceremony and reception. A public beach might save you the most money, but having your nuptials there means just about anyone can join the fun. (On the other hand, you’re sure to gets lots of spirited applause from onlookers!) Depending on where you decide to conduct your ceremony, though, you might be able to reserve a spot. In the City of Myrtle Beach, SC, you can obtain facility permits by contacting City Hall at 843-918-1008.

A private beach affords lots of seclusion, and restaurants and hotels near or on the beach provide views of the ocean and double as reception venues. They’ll tend to run a higher bill, however, than if you tie the knot on a public beach.

Luckily, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers plenty of venue options.

Take in the sunset

During the summer and late spring in Myrtle Beach, it promises to be scorching in the afternoon. Evening and morning ceremonies—with sunsets or sunrises—offer cooler alternatives with striking views. Your bridal party and other guests—especially older and younger ones—will thank you for sparing them from the heat. Plus, your photos will likely come out incredibly with everyone glistening less.

Moreover, you can seize the opportunity to enjoy your first kiss as a couple while the sun sets or rises in a dazzling array of color over the horizon.

Opt for appropriate—and comfortable—attire

Lightweight fabrics will keep your bridal party cool

When you walk down the sandy aisle, you want to be comfortable, so ditch the cumbersome and sizzling ball gown. Instead, you, your groom and your bridal party should wear lightweight fabric and colors—linen and cotton are excellent choices. Consider ditching the jackets for men.

While you’re at it, check the weather and keep an eye on the wind. If it promises to get gusty, forego the lengthy veil. Finally, leave behind the heels—you don’t want to sink into the sand. Wear flat sandals or wedges instead. You can even go barefoot for the full magical Myrtle Beach wedding experience.

Amplify your love

Your guests will surely want to hear the vows you’ve spent countless hours polishing and revising. The problem is, the waves in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, might be roaring, and you don’t want to try to compete with them when proclaiming your love. Even if you plan to simply repeat after the officiant, consider renting a microphone and amps—especially if you’re filming the proceedings as a keepsake.

Perfect the spread

A mouth-watering menu is essential for your reception

People always remember the food. From the first bite to dessert, you’ll want to master the meals that you serve at your reception. Outdoor dining—especially on the beach—demands more attention to detail. Think light fare, and prevent cheeses and cream-based items from sitting in the sun. Also, be sure to serve plenty of water to hydrate your guests, and offer bubbly wines that are sure to refresh everyone.

For your wedding cake, ask your baker about the best options for fillings and other ingredients. Inquire about fondant; it’s often a better choice for summer than buttercream. Red velvet also does well.

Bolster your bouquet

Not all annuals can hold up to the heat and humidity of Myrtle Beach, SC, during peak summer season. When you plan your ceremony, you’ll want to pay special attention to building your bridal bouquet and choosing the right varieties for the flower girl. Pick flowers that do well in tropical weather: chrysanthemums, plumeria, orchids, calla lilies and king protea all make excellent choices for their looks and durability.

Make the magic happen

Wedding Party Accommodations
Need wedding party accommodations? We can help.

Now that you’re ready to plan your dream destination wedding and say, “I do” in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, our friendly Vantage reservation specialists are here to help with accommodations. Contact us at (888) 303-4110 to book rental properties for you and all of your guests. Or browse and book direct at www.VantageMB.com.

About Vantage

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

Your Shore Thing for 2019: Ocean Creek in Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking to vacation in style for the summer of 2019, look no further than Ocean Creek Resort in North Myrtle Beach, SC. A 57-acre gated oceanfront paradise, Ocean Creek offers the perfect mix of rest, relaxation, activity and excitement.

Vantage Vacation Rentals puts you in the center of it all with a variety condo and townhome properties. Choose the Ocean Creek property that suits you and your family and discover the world of amenities waiting right outside your door!

Water, Water, Everywhere

Ocean Creek JJ4 View
View from Ocean Creek JJ4 in the South Tower

As the name implies, Ocean Creek practically surrounds you with water. That theme carries through the grounds, with 13 water features in all.

Submerge yourself in the refreshing waters of the Beach Club swimming pool, offering scenic views of the ocean and surrounding dunes. Three Lodge Villa outdoor pools provide peace and quiet amid the wooded areas of the resort, while the pool at the Tennis Villa invites complete lounging and relaxation.

Guests staying in the North and South Towers have their own private pools encircled by palm trees for a true tropical flavor. The South Tower pool flows inside beneath a domed area, where you’ll also find an indoor hot tub. From the North Tower pool deck, you can see the ocean as well as the natural creek for which the resort is named.

For fun without the sun, head for the cool, clear waters of the centrally located indoor pool at the Lodges. It’s right next to the indoor whirlpool, where bubbling, healing waters melt your tensions away.

Bigtime Family Fun

Ocean Creek Shuttle Service
Ocean Creek’s on-site shuttle service at the resort

It’s easy to understand why families flock to Ocean Creek every summer. This is the only oceanfront resort in Myrtle Beach stretching from Highway 17 to the ocean. The beach is wide and secluded, like having your own private getaway.

The property includes an abundance of boardwalks, nature trails and paths for walking, jogging and biking together. You’re likely to encounter herons, egrets, turtles and other wildlife along the pond or around the creek bridge.

During weekdays, the Ocean Creek Kids Club is in session. Designed for children ages 5 to 12, the Kids Club features different activities every day, including scavenger hunts, beach kickball, face painting, water balloon games, crafts, seashell searches, sand castle contests and much more. And kids of all ages love the oceanfront playground, complete with swings over the sand.

Good Sports

Tennis courts at Ocean Creek resort

If your vacation time means game on, Ocean Creek has you covered. Play a few friendly sets at Ocean Creek’s full-service tennis center. You can sign up for a round-robin tournament with other guests, or take a private lesson from the resident tennis pro. There’s also oceanfront beach volleyball—a favorite activity among families and groups of friends. The golfers in your group can work on shaving strokes off their short game by practicing on our on-site putting green.

Shopping, Dining, Entertainment

Barefoot Landing complex (photo by Forsaken Fotos)

When it’s time to explore, you don’t have to go far to find something special. With just a three-minute walk, you can be at Barefoot Landing —one of the most popular shopping, dining and entertainment destinations on the East Coast.

The whole family will love strolling the outdoor setting and checking out the huge variety of shops, which include eclectic gift boutiques, popular national retailers, beach-themed general stores, jewelry and lots more.

For dining and drinks, you’ll find choices at Barefoot Landing to please every palate. Try Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s (yes, it’s Jimmy’s sister), the House of Blues with live music and fresh seafood from the Flying Fish Public Market and Grill. For dessert, satisfy your sweet tooth in one of several candy stores and ice cream shops.

If you feel like taking a walk on the wild side, do not miss Alligator Adventure—one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world. Don’t let the name fool you: Alligator Adventure also houses exotic birds, monkeys, tortoises and hyenas, among other species. Then there’s T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, where you can get up close and personal with cubs, large cats and a monkey or two.

Delectable Dining

Ocean Creek’s on-site Beach Club Bar & Grill

Sure, you’re close to lots of wonderful restaurants. But you don’t have to leave Ocean Creek to satisfy your hunger.

Start each day at Ocean Creek’s Four Seasons Restaurant with a full southern breakfast buffet featuring fresh pancakes, waffles, eggs, sausage and bacon, homemade hash browns, hot coffee, juice—the works.

For lunch and dinner, head to the Beach Club Bar and Grill. Their specialty? Mouthwatering burgers, grilled chicken, tasty appetizers and frozen tropical drinks (with and without alcohol). The Beach Club hosts special fish fries, cookouts, taco nights and live music throughout the summer. It’s also one of the best spots to watch the sunset at North Myrtle Beach.

Book Your Ocean Creek Getaway Today

Ocean Creek Resort is a highly desirable destination in North Myrtle Beach. If you like what you see, plan your trip with Vantage now to get the dates and the property you want. We have condos and townhouses for families of all sizes. Contact our team at (888) 303-4110, or visit https://www.vantagemb.com/rentals/ocean-creek-resort-rentals.

And remember to book direct through Vantage to get the lowest rates.

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.

New Vacation Rentals for 2019 in Myrtle Beach

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

Ocean Breeze Cottage

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other amenities to enhance your stay include:

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

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

Ocean Creek Resort

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

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

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

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

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

Ocean Creek NN9

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

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

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

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

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

Ocean Creek CC5

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

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

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

You’ll also enjoy:

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

Book Your New Vacation Rental Today

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

About Vantage

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

Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways in Myrtle Beach, SC

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

Evening Stroll in Myrtle Beach
Evening Stroll in Myrtle Beach

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

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

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

Ocean Creek

Ocean Creek’s pools & resort amenities

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

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

Three wonderful condos and one charming townhouse await your arrival:

Ocean Creek D5

Living room of Ocean Creek D5

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

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

Additional amenities include:

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

Ocean Creek DD10

30′ x 30′ rear deck of Ocean Creek DD10

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

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

Additional amenities include:

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

Ocean Creek L2433

Master bedroom of Ocean Creek L2433

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

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

Additional amenities include:

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

Ocean Creek G2734

Yard & exterior of Ocean Creek G2734

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

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

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

Additional amenities include:

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

North Beach 4903 Cinzia

Living room of North Beach 4903 Cinzia

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

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

Additional amenities include:

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

Blue Water Keyes 601

Lazy river at Blue Water Keyes

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

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

Additional amenities include:

  • Beachfront workout facility
  • Building elevator
  • Complimentary linens

Valentine’s Day Activities in Myrtle Beach

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

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

Let us help with your Valentine’s getaway plans today

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

About Vantage

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

Society of Stranders | Jan 16-20 in Myrtle Beach

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


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

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

Winter Is a Drag—Let’s Shag!

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

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

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

Make Yourself at Home


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

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

Squeeze in Last-Minute Labor Day Fun

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

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

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

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

North Myrtle Beach Rentals for Your Labor Day Getaway

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

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

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

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

Plan your Labor Day getaway to North Myrtle Beach at VantageMB.com. Or give our Vacation Coordinators a call at (888) 404-3110 – we would be happy to help you find the rental that’s just right for you!

Book Direct & Save on Your Vacation

Five Reasons Why Smart Travelers Book Direct

Browsing travel websites is a great way to get an overview of the types of places to rent in various vacation spots. You can see a whole bunch of places at once and sort by price, distance, availability, amenities and other factors.  But smart travelers know that the next step isn’t to click on “Book Now” on those sites but instead to book direct from the property owner or agency that manages the rental.  Here’s why:

  • Websites such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway and TripAdvisor add significant traveler fees when you book through them. So do many online travel agencies. You can save substantially by contacting the owner or manager to book direct.
  • Direct contact with the owner or manager makes it easy to communicate special needs without your requests getting “lost in translation.” This provides you with a faster, smoother experience.
  • Many of the best vacation rentals aren’t even listed on major sites because these listings are expensive for property owners. Along the North Carolina coast, for example, only 30% of all rental properties are listed on the major sites. You could be missing out.
  • Owners and managers offer helpful insider’s knowledge that can enhance your experience and save you valuable vacation dollars. Many have special offers, flash sales, and off-season discounts  that they don’t list on the major sites.
  • If you’re looking for a local’s perspective, property owners and managers can give you the most updated information on their rentals and community. They can tell you about new amenities, lesser-known area events, the best restaurants, and hidden gems around town.

In short, if a particular property management or vacation rental firm has a property – or a few properties – that look good to you, go to that company’s website (such as VantageMB.com!) to book direct. Chances are you’ll find more options, avoid hidden fees on travel websites, and have a smooth experience as you gear up for a great vacation.

Book smarter. #bookdirect. You’ll save on your vacation and have a much better experience.