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Governor Orders Mandatory Evacuation due to Hurricane Dorian

Evacuation Starts at Noon in North Myrtle Beach

Please be advised that Governor Henry McMaster has issued a mandatory evacuation of Zone A in Horry County & North Myrtle Beach starting at noon (12 PM) today, Monday, September 2.  Zone “A” includes all areas east of U.S. Business 17 (Kings Hwy), up to the intersection with U.S. 17 (Kings Hwy) & all areas east of US 17 (Kings Hwy) to the Northern county line.  Vantage is urging all guests to heed the warnings of authorities & leave the area for safety.  We will continue to keep you updated on any changes as they occur before, during & after Hurricane Dorian. Guests may call Client Services at 888-234-5646 if you have questions.  Stay safe out there, everyone!

  • Shelters will open later today North Myrtle Beach High School and Loris High School for individuals who must evacuate.  Shelters should be considered as a place of last resort to ride out the storm, shelters may be crowded, do not accept pets and are not designed for comfort. When going to a shelter, citizens will need to take their own supplies such as batteries, bedding, identification, toiletries, clothing, and so forth. Shelters do not accept guns, alcohol or animals.
  • The City of North Myrtle Beach will continue to post information regarding Hurricane Dorian prior to, during and following the storm via these outlets: North Myrtle Beach website, www.Facebook.com/cityofnmbwww.Twitter.com/cityofnmb
  • Those who experience medical and other emergencies during the storm may call 911.
  • For non-emergencies (trees down across a roadway, electrical wires down across a roadway, etc.), call 843-281-3705. That number is associated with the North Myrtle Beach Emergency Operations Center.

Our Favorite Things in North Myrtle Beach: A Locals’ Guide

Family-Friendly
Family-Friendly

Locals and visitors love North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for its family-friendly vibe, uncrowded beaches and the extraordinary variety of experiences. There’s so much to see and do here, you may have trouble choosing—especially when you only have a limited amount of time.

No worries, because we have the inside scoop! The Vantage team lives and works in the Grand Strand year-round, and we’re constantly getting feedback from guests about what they love best about North Myrtle Beach. So we’ve put together this guide to our favorite things and theirs. We’ll be happy to share even more when you book your vacation rental property.

Favorite adventures and activities

Kayaking Tour
Cruise around the sound in kayaks

North Myrtle Beach offers remarkable, up-close wildlife encounters for you and your family. You may even forget you’re in South Carolina. Start with Alligator Adventure—the reptile capital of the world—featuring alligators, bobcats, hyenas, lemurs and Utan, the largest crocodile on exhibit in the United States. Learn about these mysterious creatures during live educational shows and the can’t-miss gator feedings.

Continue your walk on the wild side at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, another unique nature destination where visitors can watch large cats and cubs at play. Get your picture taken feeding a tiger cub or cuddling with a monkey and watch your Instagram feed blow up!

When you’re ready for some friendly competition, North Myrtle Beach’s miniature golf courses provide plenty of options for family fun. Mayday Golf, Paradise Adventures Golf and Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf courses include facts, stories and themes, complete with tropical islands, helicopters, train rides, mountains, Mayan pyramids and lost treasure as you putt your way to the finish.

For a cool day of water fun, cruise around the sound in kayaks and paddleboards from J&L Kayaks. Don’t feel like paddling? Try the jet skis and pontoons at Action Water Sportz. At New Wave Watersports, you can enjoy stunning views from above by parasail, or zoom past the beach on a banana boat. Splashing and laughter guaranteed.

golf
Enjoy world-class golf courses

Want to sneak away for some adult time on your beach vacation? North Myrtle Beach has over 20 world-class golf courses to choose from. Sample up to 10 wines from Duplin Winery—the oldest and largest wine tasting venue in the South. Try solving the crime during a murder mystery dinner at the famous House of Blues. The Alabama Theatre hosts resident variety shows and live performances from beloved artists, including the likes of Three Dog Night, Wynonna Judd and Josh Turner.

Favorite places to shop

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So many shopping options!

Shopping is one of the most popular things to do in North Myrtle Beach for locals as well as visitors. The latest attraction here is Coastal Town Center—a brand-new venue with 21 stores offering clothes, jewelry, crafts sporting goods, food and much more.

Barefoot Landing is a perennial favorite of North Myrtle Beach residents. A relaxing sanctuary along the Intercostal Waterway featuring a 27-acre lake, this destination combines serene surroundings and a niche shopping experience. With 100 different national and local boutiques and restaurants, there’s enough to keep the whole family engaged for an entire day. And if the kids get antsy, Alligator Adventure and the T.I.G.E.R.S. Prevention Station are right next door.

A short drive from North Myrtle Beach, Tanger Outlets is discount city. Large factory outlet stores make up much of the shopping here, and we all know what that means—deals by the bagful. If that’s not enough, you’re just across the highway from more stores and a movie theater at Myrtle Beach Mall.

Favorite places to eat

Seafood Restaurant

No locals’ guide to North Myrtle Beach would be complete without focusing on the fantastic restaurant choices. We could write an entire book on this topic alone, but we’ll just give you a little nibble here. Fresh coastal cuisine and good vibes are always on the menu at Lulu’s, with live music and an outdoor play area. Filet’s on the Water pleases every palate with succulent steaks, sushi and seafood. Flying Fish Public Market and Grill serves up southern delicacies with a side of shrimp. For something on the cozier side, Joe’s Bar and Grill offers amazing cuisine matched only by the panoramic views of the saltwater marsh.

Beyond North Myrtle Beach

Hollywood Wax Museum
Hollywood Wax Museum

If you’re seeking a change of scenery, take the short drive south and explore some of our favorite things in the Myrtle Beach area. Broadway at the Beach is the total package—dining, shopping, live entertainment, special events and nightlife. You must take the crew to WonderWorks—dubbed an amusement park for the mind, with more than 100 hands-on exhibits. You’ll have no trouble finding the place, since it’s the only upside-down building in town. Ripley’s Aquarium is here, too, along with more mini-golf courses and the thrilling Beach Rider jet boat. Get your picture taken with your favorite celebrities (sort of) at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center. Fulfill your need for speed driving a NASCAR race car around the Myrtle Beach Speedway.

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is another local treasure, with the gigantic SkyWheel, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum and the landmark 2nd Avenue Pier. Channel your inner Jack Sparrow and bring all your buccaneers to catch the swashbuckling excitement of the Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show.

Find your favorites with Vantage


Enjoy the view with Vantage!

We’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to recommendations for your visit to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. That’s the beauty of working with locals to book your vacation rental. We know the Grand Strand, we know what’s popular and we’re more than happy to help you find just what you’re looking for. Let’s start by finding your favorite accommodations. Contact a friendly Vantage reservation specialist at (888) 303-4110 to book the very best spot for your family and friends. 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.

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

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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.

Visit Myrtle Beach for St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Looking for festive, family-friendly activities to fill your St. Patrick’s Day weekend? You’re in luck: Myrtle Beach, SC, is the place to be for parades, live music and authentic celebrations galore. You certainly don’t have to be Irish to take part in all the traditions that make the Grand Strand such a perfect St. Patty’s Day destination.

We’ve put together a handy guide to some of the big events and attractions that draw more and more people to town every year.

Shamrock N’ Roll 5K

Friday, March 15, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.
Broadway at the Beach

Kick the St. Patrick’s Day weekend off on the right foot, or feet, by joining hundreds of fellow runners for the cheerful Shamrock N’ Roll 5K evening race. You’ll wind your way through all the lights, sights, sounds and stores of Broadway at the Beach. After you cross the finish line, keep moving straight to Dave & Buster’s for a rocking after-race awards ceremony offering up cold beer, live music and fun prizes.

The 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade

Saturday, March 16, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

Ready to experience a springtime tradition like no other? The St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade attracts approximately 30,000 people to Main Street North Myrtle Beach, SC, every year. You’ll want to get here early to secure a spot with a clear view for this rain-or-shine event.

When the last of the lavish floats reaches the end of the parade route, pack up your crew and head to the three stages featuring live music and authentic Irish entertainment, such as bagpipes and clog dancing. Take the kids to the children’s area for rides and amusements. This year’s event will also have nearly 150 vendors on hand selling arts and crafts and delicious festival fare. Parking and admission for the festival is free.

If you’re really feeling in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, sign up to participate in the famous Leprechaun Contest, where entries are judged on qualities ranging from creativity to enthusiasm. The grand prize-winning leprechaun will receive a $100 Wal-Mart gift card, souvenirs from the event and, of course, bragging rights for an entire year.

What would a festival be without a pie eating contest? In this case, given the occasion, it’s a Shepherd’s Pie eating contest. All you have to do to win this feat of feasting is be the first contestant to clear your plate. Did we mention you’re not allowed to use your hands? Again, the bragging rights alone are worth it, but the winner here also gets a handsome plaque to commemorate the noble victory forever.

9th Annual Myrtle Beach Irish Fest

Saturday, March 16, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Grand Park at The Market Common

Since 2010, families and friends have gathered at Grand Park for the Myrtle Beach Irish Fest extravaganza. This year, Irish Fest is featuring a whole lineup of live music and original family entertainment, along with a kids’ zone and delicious food and craft beer.

4th Annual Luck of the MarshWalk

Sunday, March 17, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
MarshWalk at Murrells Inlet

You may have heard there’s a pot of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow. Actually, at Murrells Inlet, there are three pots of gold waiting for the winners of Luck of the MarshWalk. Here’s how it works: Come dressed in your best St. Patty’s Day getup and spend the afternoon visiting locations along the MarshWalk. You’ll collect stamps for your contest card while enjoying live music, Irish-inspired dishes and drink specials at each location. At the end, three contestants will be selected to win cash prizes, $100 MarshWalk gift cards and $500 off a trip to Ireland!

Where to stay for St. Patrick’s Day

With so much excitement throughout the weekend, you’ll want to find a comfortable home base where you can relax and recharge. That’s where we come in. Call one of our friendly Vantage reservation specialists today at (888) 303-4110 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.

(Lead photo credit: Myrtle Beach TheDigitel)

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.

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.

5 Reasons Why Vacation Rentals Beat Hotels

You may confront a bit of a dilemma as you start planning your next Myrtle Beach vacation: Should you book a vacation rental property or a hotel? The answer, however, is simple when you consider cost, amenities and the space you can only get from vacation rentals.

To assure you that vacation rentals are the way to go, we’ve assembled five big reasons why it’s smart to choose vacation rentals for your Myrtle Beach getaway.

Reason #1 to book a vacation rental: The cost.

Multi-Family Vacations
Multi-Family Vacations

Booking a private vacation rental home using a property management company means more transparent pricing. You won’t get charged hidden fees depending on the amenities you use, so the price you pay doesn’t budge from the start.

If you’re traveling with a large group, it can get rather expensive to reserve several hotel rooms. By choosing a vacation rental home, you can involve more families, share the expenses and save money you can apply to future vacations!

Meals are the largest expense during a vacation. Having the option to cook your own meals in a vacation rental property relieves a huge burden from your budget. Recruit the whole family to help with dinner and visit Myrtle Beach restaurants only when you want to.

Reason #2 to book a vacation rental: Total flexibility.

Kitchen Area of Ocean Creek MM14
Kitchen Area of Ocean Creek MM14

Operating according to tight schedules is a good way to turn your perfect vacation into a drag. If you’re staying in a hotel, you can expect orchestrating your day around room service, the long lines for a mediocre breakfast and inconvenient pool hours.

A vacation home, meanwhile, gives you the freedom to sleep in, treat yourself to hearty meals at any time, and go for a late-night dip in the pool if you’d like. That’s vacation time.

Plus, vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach offer flexible periods of stay, whether you’re in town for a few nights or a few weeks.

Reason #3 to book a vacation rental: More space.

Ocean Creek L2433 - Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom of Ocean Creek L2433

Vacation rental homes typically run about 2,000 square feet, while a hotel room is usually less than one quarter that size. In that small of a space, things can get pretty hectic with family members bickering over the bathroom or keeping everyone’s belongings separate. And who wants to sleep in a room with the person who snores?

At a rental property, family and friends can spend quality time in shared spaces, then retreat to bedrooms when you need a little breathing room.

Reason #4 to book a vacation rental: Better amenities.

Swim-Up Pool Bar at North Beach Plantation
Swim-Up Pool Bar at North Beach Plantation

These days, travelers want a balance of home-like conveniences with perks they can only get on vacation. These include:

• Fast (free) Wi-Fi connections
• Big kitchens
• Swimming pools, pool tables and hot tubs
• Free parking

You’re far more likely to find these amenities in vacation rentals.

Washing machines, coffee makers and driveways not only make life easier—they boost your comfort level. While these come as part of the package with most vacation rental properties, hotels tack on hidden fees for even the smallest conveniences like Internet access and movies. Find the perfect rental property with all your must-haves rather than settling for an impersonal hotel room for your family vacation.

Reason #5 to book a vacation rental: Tranquility.

Unique Circular Living Room of Marina Inn 5101
Living Room of Marina Inn 5101

Frequent guests of rental homes in Myrtle Beach relish the peace and privacy afforded by a place of their very own. It’s nice to enjoy a refreshing night’s sleep without loud guests coming and going down the hall in a busy hotel.

Are you in the market for a relaxing retreat? Or perhaps a fun-filled week of activities for the whole family? Enjoy both when you book a rental property. It’s the perfect choice no matter how you define vacation.

Vantage is ready to assist you in choosing the perfect Myrtle Beach rental for you and your family. Contact a reservationist at (888) 404-3110 or book direct at www.VantageMB.com.

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.