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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.

2019 Housing Forecast: Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

2019 Forecast for Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals: 6 Expert Predictions

It’s not yet January, but your 2019 housing forecast has already arrived. For property owners in or entering the vacation rental market, knowing what potential guests value is the key to a successful experience—for you and your vacationers. What matters most to guests, whether millennials or extended families? What should you promote about your property and the surrounding area? And how can you make small changes to your property that will yield a big return on your investment? Read on for six major trends and timely predictions for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina vacation rentals in 2019.

1. Spacious and multi-purpose properties


Who doesn’t want more space? People looking to book vacation rentals certainly do. In 2019, expect to see the search for larger rental homes increase. Whether potential renters want space to accommodate extended family, embark on increasingly popular multigenerational travel or simply to create a little distance between the kids and adults, more is better.

And it’s not just more space that renters are seeking—it’s a variety of opportunities available within that space. The grand vacation rentals described by Forbes writer Christopher Elliott, including an estate in California’s wine country with sleeping room for 10, are mansions with their own pools, hot tubs, spas, outdoor bars and outdoor living rooms.

There are plenty of ways, however, to create this cozy look and feel without having thousands of square feet to spare. Think about how to break up your vacation property in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, so that different rooms have different functions. Here are some ideas:

  • A room stocked with rainy day games
  • A jewelry-making station for collected shells
  • A napping nook for children (and adults!)
  • A picnic patio for seafood nights
  • A porch for ice cream desserts and cocktails

If you’re thinking about renovating to meet some of these goals, creating more open kitchen and dining room areas for guests to gather is an ideal place to start.

2. Catering to millennials


The 2019 housing forecast reveals that there’s more to property rentals than large families. Consider millennials—travelers in their late 20s to early 30s—who come your way alone or with others to attend events, see the landscape or just hang out.

Many millennials are flexible and experienced travelers, even at their young age. They’ve had all kinds of vacation experiences, from staying in condos, beach houses and hotels as children to booking vacation properties online with ease as young adults. But they’re often looking for something different: rentals that accommodate a smaller budget and fewer vacation days.

Here’s how property owners can help: Have an option for shorter stays. Think about making multiple properties in the same complex available for groups on vacation. And absolutely don’t forget millennial-style amenities:

  • Speedy Wi-Fi and plenty of bandwidth for streaming
  • Mobile services for all property-related interactions, including booking and paying
  • Proximity to scooter, car and bike sharing resources

Millennials can also be nostalgic for locales from their childhoods. By mentioning neighborhood restaurants, beaches or arcades from their childhood vacations to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, you could book a stay—and even prompt a new tradition—built on memories.

3. Local outdoor and dining attractions


Nature sites are becoming big travel destinations for 2019. The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and the Catskills in New York have been listed among Lonely Planet’s best affordable adventures for the new year.

The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, vacation rental market can benefit from this trend. Adventures abound here, including:

  • The surf fishing, natural trails and equestrian facilities at Myrtle Beach State Park
  • The Dangerous Reef exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium—a 340-foot underwater tunnel where you can walk surrounded by sharks, tarpons and green moray eels.
  • Day and night safari tours at Myrtle Beach Safari’s 50-acre tropical preserve
  • A variety of kayak tours, including the National Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tours, Historic Conway & Big Cypress Kayak Tours and the Sunset Refuge Kayak Tour

One trend that has become increasingly apparent as it takes over Instagram is the rise of foodies. Experiencing local food, adventurous dishes—and taking pictures of it all—is a particular priority for many vacationers. Myrtle Beach’s food and beverage venues are up to the task—and so are you in what you recommend to renters, such as:

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, also features food festivals and events galore. Depending on the week or month, guests might encounter a barbeque or shrimp festival, events centered around local Greek or Italian foods, or—if they’re lucky—the world-famous Blue Crab Festival.

4. Quality, consistent service


We live in a digital society, and companies continue to invest in technology that accelerates the speed of business. But outstanding customer service—the kind with a personal touch—is timeless. And in the world of vacation rentals, it’s an essential differentiator.

According to a publication summarizing the 2018 VRMA Conference: “Booking a vacation rental is more of a ‘considered purchase’ than booking a hotel room.” Property owners have to stay focused on the core tenets of customer satisfaction, like meeting or exceeding expectations with regards to the quality of the experience, the amenities offered and the level of service delivered.

This can mean:

  • Maintaining the property with timely repairs and upgrades
    Adding modern conveniences that enhance the stay, including key-based entry systems and digital thermostats
  • Simple benefits that guests will remember and appreciate, like free passes to the local gym, mid-week cleanings and delivery services for groceries and other essentials

In the property rental business, you cannot overestimate the importance of personal engagements and the value of making guests feel welcome and cared for. That’s not always easy for busy owners, so it’s vital to select property management experts with a reputation for delivering impeccable service.

Hospitality consultant Debby Hudspith defines this service as: “Knowing why the customer is there in the first place, making them feel important, building a relationship, responding to requests out of the ordinary and ensuring someone is always available for them, no matter which department.”

5. Value over luxury


What’s one of the most important elements of vacation rentals in 2019? Value. It’s not always luxury that guests are after, and since group trips are on the rise, dividing up a property’s nightly rate is an efficient and cost-effective way to get more space. Divided by 10 people, the cost of the California wine estate we mentioned earlier was just $68 per person per night. It’s hard for any hotel to beat that rate.

Property owners can offer value in a myriad of other ways for any kind of rental property. Including in the price of your rental amenities like a complimentary bottle of wine and/or a welcome basket of snacks might just be the reason your renters return next season.

Further ideas highlighted by Successful Meetings include:

  • A record player and an eclectic vinyl music selection
  • Customized cocktail packages brought right to their door
  • A pet fish as the property mascot

Choosing skincare products, robes and linens that reflect the changing seasons or come from a local source is a trendy bit of detail much appreciated by renters. And lots of these ideas will fit into any budget.

Other bonuses renters enjoy are practical elements that will make their stay easier—coffeemakers, blenders, bottled water and energy bars, fresh fruit, baked goods straight out of the oven and water bowls and treats for pets.

6. Benefits of booking direct


This year, local vacation rental property owners are taking the lead over online travel agencies (OTAs). Managers of large vacation properties revealed at the VRMA International Conference a decline in the overall use of OTAs.

Local owners have plenty to offer that OTAs and their customer service representatives just can’t, including personalized communication with guests and availability at every stage of the booking and renting process. More and more, guests will rely on owners and property managers for hyperlocal Myrtle Beach information, such as:

  • Last-minute dinner recommendations at Barefoot Landing
  • The inside scoop on the area’s best ice cream parlors
  • Recommendations for kid-friendly spaces and the coolest clubs for adults to dance the night away
  • The most unique local shops and top attractions at Broadway at the Beach
  • The most memorable spots to explore at Myrtle Beach State Park—surf fishing, nature trails, equestrian facilities

These are just a few of the trends and predictions we’re keeping an eye on for vacation rentals and travel in 2019. As the year gets going, the experts here at Vantage Vacation Rentals will be on the lookout for more opportunities to help you keep your guests satisfied while getting the most from your Myrtle Beach property.

In the meantime, we’re here to answer your questions, provide support and set you up for a successful year. Reach out to us at any time by calling 888.404.3110 or email us at Info@VantageMB.com.

10 Ways Vacation Rental Owners Can Upgrade for Instant Value

Small Upgrades that Create Big Value for Vacation Rental Owners

While many vacation rental owners may not have the funds or resources for major structural changes to their rental properties, there are several types of easy upgrades that can instantly add value. Below are our top recommendations for inexpensive improvements that will help maintain your vacation rental, impress your guests, and pave the way for repeat business in the future.

  • A fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into any vacation home – nothing improves your home’s appearance more than this. Painting is easy and inexpensive and sets the tone throughout the property. Consider adding an accent wall for a splash of color and an interesting design element.
  • Replacing older light fixtures not only improves lighting quality, but also gives your home an updated look and aesthetic appeal.
  • New cabinet doors, knobs and contact paper for shelves and drawers freshen up kitchens and make guests feel at home during their stay.
  • Upgrading to hardwood or tile flooring makes your property easier to maintain and gives it an updated look in online photos.  You will score big points with guests, as well!
  • Contemporary showerheads, toilet paper holders, towel racks or faucets may seem like small details, but they can give bathrooms a clean, personalized touch like that of an upscale hotel.
  • Flat-screen TVs add a modern, streamlined look to your home and greatly improve the viewing experience for guests while they relax on vacation.  With the cost of flat-screen TVs having come down dramatically in price, this is a great opportunity to swap out any older, boxy TVs that may be making your vacation rental look dated.
  • Programmable thermostats can add money-saving and functional elements to the home. Most are inexpensive and easy to install.
  • While it may not be possible to add square footage to your property – especially if it’s located in a condo building – storage within the home can be maximized by installing vertical shelving in workrooms, pantries, closets and garages.
  • Little touches, like updating light switches and doorknobs, can add a fresh feel to any room. Routinely upgrade the bedrooms with hotel-quality bedding, pillows, and mattresses or mattress toppers – all things that guests have come to expect when they travel. New door handles and locks can improve security, as well.
  • Save on energy costs by switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, routinely cleaning your refrigerator coils, and replacing older air conditioning or furnace filters.

Helping vacation rental owners succeed in North Myrtle Beach, SC is our passion. For more tips or to get a free proposal on your next project, contact Vantage Vacation Rentals at 877-319-5808 or email deb@vantageresortrealty.biz. Visit our Vacation Rental Management Services page to learn more about how Vantage can help you maximize your vacation home.

Post-Tax Time Oceanfront Vacations

Taxes Done? Trade Your 1040 for SPF 40

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

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

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

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

Check Out these Oceanfront Rentals

  • Ocean Creek LL1 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Enjoy amazing ocean views and sunrises from this oceanfront condo in the South Tower that is well-furnished property and features a master suite with a king bed. This community has a wide variety of amenities and is located across Highway 17 from the popular Barefoot Landing shopping, dining, and entertainment complex.

  • Ocean Creek EE13 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Sip your morning coffee and watch the sun rise over the ocean from your perch on the oceanfront corner of the South Tower! This property is well-equipped with a full kitchen and flat-screen TV in the living room and all bedrooms. In addition, guests can take advantage of fantastic resort amenities, such as indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball, tennis, a putting green, and an on-site beach bar and grill.

  • Blue Water Keyes 601 – 2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Wake up to beautiful views from the glass-paneled balcony of this oceanfront condo. Located in Crescent Beach, the property features a full kitchen and awesome community amenities such as indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, a lazy river and fitness center.

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

Spring into Fun Myrtle Beach Events

So many reasons to come to Myrtle Beach this Spring!

If you’ve never visited Myrtle Beach in the Spring, you don’t know what you’re missing. Beyond the beauty of the ocean and the tranquility of the beach, you’ll find music, art, food and events large and small for couples and families.  Vantage Vacation Rentals invites you to get your toes in the sand and enjoy this wonderful time of year when there are less crowds, warm temperatures, and low off-season rates.

Vantage boasts a variety of condos, townhomes, and cottages in North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area that have fantastic amenities to make your stay relaxing.  Perhaps you’re dreaming of an oceanfront oasis like North Beach Plantation, Ocean Creek, Emerald Cove, Blue Water Keyes, or Beach Cove Resort or the serene sunsets of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes situated along the Intracoastal Waterway.  These conveniently-located communities are just a short drive from all the fun at Myrtle Beach’s most popular events and activities.  Here are just a few of the great events happening between now and Memorial Day.  To find more, visit https://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com.

March

Can-Am Days Festival
March 10-18 – The 57th annual festival welcoming Canadians and other snowbirds with live music, entertainment, food, demonstrations and much more.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
March 17 – Parade, live music, children’s area, rides and over 150 vendors.

Easter Egg Hunt
March 31 – Egg hunt, children’s activities and a photo op with Ms. Blossom.

April

Horry County Fair
April 20-29 – The third annual fair includes Robinson’s Racing Pigs, a petting zoo, carnival rides, food and live entertainment for all ages.

Society of Stranders (SOS) Spring Safari
April 20-29 – The biggest adult party on the East Coast, in the place where shag dancing originated. Parties, classes, competitions, a parade and more.

Wings over Myrtle Beach Air Show
April 28-29 – Two-day air show featuring the US NavyN Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron, USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team, GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, Class of 45 Demo Team and the USSOCOM Para-Commandos Jump Team. The event will also include displays, helicopter rides and other activities.

May

Mayfest on Main® Festival
May 12 – The 13th festival will feature over 100 crafters, food, live music and more.

World Famous Blue Crab Festival
May 19-20 – The 37th annual festival, one of the largest festivals in the Southeast, will feature live beach music, a kids’ zone, and approximately 300 arts and crafts, specialty food and business expo vendors.

Plan your Spring 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 Now, Pay Later | Ends Feb. 28th

Book Now to Hold Your Perfect Spot

With five weeks of winter still to go, chances are you’re dreaming about a summer vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC this year. Why let a little thing like your bank account get in the way? That’s why we’re rolling out our unique Book Now, Pay Later offer. After all, if you’re going to be enjoying your vacation later, why should you have to pay for it now? So now through the end of February, you can reserve your dream vacation with just a $250 deposit.

Here’s How it Works:

    • Choose the vacation rental you’d like with a $250 deposit (per week booked)
    • Pay the remainder of your deposit by April 1st
    • The balance of your reservation is due 30 days prior to your arrival date

At this time of year, many guests are waiting for their tax refund to arrive (or maybe even still saving up for vacation). But we want to help make your vacation dream a reality without having to wait.

Please note that the Book Now, Pay Later special is valid only on select weekly rentals during the period of June 23-September 1, and some properties may be excluded. Feel free to speak with a vacation coordinator at (888) 404-3110 to see if your desired vacation rental is included. Hurry – this offer ends February 28th. The sooner you book, the more choices you’ll have!

Check out one of our top communities below, or browse our entire inventory of vacation rentals HERE.

Ocean Creek

One of our favorite spots for experiencing North Myrtle Beach is Ocean Creek – a one-of-a-kind destination with so much natural beauty and things to do that you may not want to leave the community gates. Located on a 57-acre property between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this oceanfront resort offers first-class amenities and a peaceful respite from the bustling Boardwalk area. Guests can hike and bike on dozens of nature trails that take you past lush gardens, oceanfront vistas, and a scenic tidal creek. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, swimming in Ocean Creek’s indoor/outdoor pools, or shopping at nearby Barefoot Landing. Additional amenities include beach volleyball, tennis courts, a putting green, on-site restaurants, and kids’ activities. Guests can choose from several types of accommodations such as the North and South Tower condos with ocean views, Greens Villas overlooking the putting green, Tennis Villas next to the tennis courts, Garden Homes with private yards, and Lodge Villas located within a peaceful woodland area. All units are within close proximity to one another and are just a short walk or tram ride from the beach.

Don’t wait another day to get your 2018 Myrtle Beach vacation lined up and take advantage of our Book Now, Pay Later campaign. Search VantageMB.com using your desired dates, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, location within town, and so much more. Or give us a call at (888) 404-3110, and we would be happy to suggest some vacation rentals that fit your needs and budget.

Book Direct and Save Big

Wednesday, February 7th is #BookDirect day, and whether you’re planning a spring getaway or a summer trip, here are five reasons why reaching out to vacation rental managers to book direct is the strategy of smart travelers.

  • Websites such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway and TripAdvisor add significant fees when you book through them. So do many online travel agencies. You can save substantially by contacting the owner or property manager to book direct.  These precious vacation dollars can be used for other fun things on your vacation like amusement rides, dinner at a local restaurant, or souvenirs on the boardwalk.
  • Direct contact with the owner or property manager makes it easy to communicate special needs without your requests getting “lost in translation.” Here at Vantage we go the extra mile to accommodate our guests and make the experience a smooth one.  We can help you arrange for convenient services such as linen rental, grocery delivery, mid-week cleaning, and more.
  • Many of the best vacation rentals aren’t even listed on major sites, because listings are expensive for 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 property managers know the vacation rental and the surrounding area. They can offer insider’s knowledge. Many have special offers they don’t list on the major sites. Visit our Specials Page to see Vantage Vacation Rentals’ current vacation rental deals.
  • Owners and property managers have the most updated information about their property and community. They can give you the inside scoop about new amenities, lesser-known area events and hidden gems that make your vacation memorable.

Book smarter. #bookdirect. You’ll save and have a much better experience. Ready to find your perfect vacation spot? Browse our diverse inventory of some of North Myrtle Beach’s finest vacation rentals at VantageMB.com today!

South Carolina Bluegrass Festival, Nov. 23-25

Beach & Bluegrass – South Carolina Bluegrass Festival

Nothing goes better with a piece of pumpkin pie than some saltwater and the sweet sounds of bluegrass!  Spend your Thanksgiving holiday in Myrtle Beach at the 48th Annual South Carolina Bluegrass Festival, November 23-25, 2017.  Located at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, this three-day event celebrates all things bluegrass and brings together some of the country’s top bluegrass artists such as Dailey & Vincent, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, and The Gibson Brothers.  Enjoy more than 15 live bands featuring classic instruments like banjos, fiddles, and mandolins, as well as sweet vocal harmonies and homespun lyrics that harken back to our American roots.  This spacious and modern indoor venue (Hall C) offers general admission and reserved seating located on the floor level or in elevated areas.  Tickets start at $40 ($20 for children) and can be purchased via MyrtleBeach.com.

Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals at Off-Season Rates

In addition, guests can take advantage of off-season rental rates and fewer crowds by vacationing over Thanksgiving Weekend.  Daytime temperatures for Myrtle Beach in November are typically a balmy 65-75 degrees, making it easy to enjoy the beach and beautiful views from your balcony.  In addition, the majority of Vantage Vacation Rentals’ properties feature fully-equipped kitchens – great for preparing a Thanksgiving meal for the family.  Located in peaceful North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area, Vantage properties are just a short drive (15-20 minutes) from the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and the South Carolina Bluegrass Festival.  Here are just a few of our vacation rentals available during the event:


North Beach 213
3-BR/3-BA/Sleeps 10 – Slow down and enjoy the relaxed pace of the amenity-rich community of North Beach Plantation. Located oceanfront in the Indigo Tower overlooking the pool area, this spacious luxury condo  has been redecorated with high-end furnishings, upgraded kitchen, and flat-screen TVs.  Guest have just a short walk to the on-site restaurant, spa, indoor/outdoor pools, swim-up bar – and, of course – the beach!


Ocean Creek EE13
2-BR/2-BA/Sleeps 6 – Sip your morning coffee and watch the sun rise over the ocean from your perch on the oceanfront corner of the South Tower!  This property is well-equipped with a full kitchen and flat-screen TV in the living room and all bedrooms.  In addition, guests can take advantage of fantastic resort amenities, such as indoor/outdoor pools, volleyball, tennis, a putting green, and an on-site beach bar and grill.


Marina Inn 7505
2-BR, 2-BA, Sleeps 8 – Relax on the balcony while taking in beautiful views of the marina, Intracoastal Waterway, and pool area. This luxurious condo features a renovated kitchen, a gas fireplace, a king bed, two queen beds, a sleep sofa, and flat-screen TVs in the living room and all bedrooms.  Room service and in-room spa services are available from the resort for guests wanting a more private and tranquil experience.

Don’t wait – plan your off-season North Myrtle Beach escape today. Browse VantageMB.com or give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to let our Vacation Coordinators help you find the perfect vacation spot.

Taste the Best of Myrtle Beach, SC

Perfect Day of Food in Myrtle Beach

From fresh-off-the-boat seafood  to tropical frozen drinks, take a trip to the Caribbean without leaving Myrtle Beach.  Forget the chain restaurants! North Myrtle Beach prides itself on fresh and local food. With hundreds of delicious local restaurants, the Vantage Team narrowed down a few of our favorite spots. Leave the pots and pans at home – let us be your guide for the perfect day of food!

Breakfast
  • Eggs Up Grill – Eat like a local! Whether you love their signature omelettes or indulge with their waffles, Eggs Up is the perfect way to start your vacation day.  Drive down the road and make Ocean Creek Resort (pictured) our perfect getaway. This has nationally acclaimed resort has everything to make your vacation complete, including 7 swimming pools, a private putting green, fitness center & a beachfront bar and grill!
Lunch
  • River City Café – Grill up some good times in Barefoot Landing! You can’t come to Myrtle Beach without trying River City Cafe’s world famous onion rings and burger. Try Vantage’s favorite Surf N Turf Burger! After filling your bellies, head over to the Grande Dunes Resort and relax at Marina Inn 5101 (pictured). With beautiful views of the Intracoastal waterway, this luxury 2-BR/2-BA promises relaxation.
  • Nacho Hippo –  Treat your taste buds to Tex-Mex! With live music, cold drinks and delicious food, Nacho Hippo promises good times. After lunch, stroll over to North Beach 213 – a 3-BR oceanfront condo. Located in North Beach Plantation, this unit offers 8 indoor/outdoor pools, fitness center & the Grand Strand’s only swim-up bar!
Happy Hour & Drinks
  • Ocean Annie’s – Enjoy a taste of island life! Whether you dance along with the live music or sip on a  signature drink, good times are mandatory at Ocean Annie’s. Continue the relaxation at Marina Inn 7301 – a luxurious 3-BR/3-BA, 2100 Sq-Ft condo! with the high-end amenities, breathtaking views and indoor/outdoor pools, this property serves up a great time.
Dinner
  • Flying Fish Public Market and Grill – Get hooked on amazing seafood! Located in Barefoot Landing, this restaurant offers a unique waterfront dining experience. Try Vantage’s favorite Lobster Ravioli! Nested across the street is North Beach Cinzia 4903 (pictured) – a luxurious 2-BR/2-BA cottage. Make this adorable bungalow your home away from home!
  • RioZ Brazilian Steak – Whether you splurge with fine dining or stop by for happy hour, you must try RioZ’s southern Brazilian style cooking. After a night at RioZ, swim back to Blue Water Keyes. With a lazy river, fitness center and gorgeous beach, your family will fall in love with this oceanfront resort.
Dessert.
  • Original Painter’s Homemade Ice Cream – Make Painter’s your new family tradition! Since 1952, this restaurant has treated visitors to the best ice cream on the Grand Strand. After a food filled day, enjoy a drink on the private balcony at Ocean Keyes 2743. Families will love this lakefront 3-BR/2-BA condo!

Don’t forget the missing ingredient for your perfect day of food: a fantastic vacation rental. Give us a call at (888) 404-3110 to speak with a Vacation Coordinators or browse VantageMB.com today!

Be an Early Bird – Book Now for 2018

The Early Bird Gets the Rental

The end of summer is already in sight and that means transitioning into fall.  Storing away beach chairs, shopping for school supplies, returning to school – it’s enough to give any family a case of the post-vacation blues!  Start dreaming about next year’s Myrtle Beach or North Myrtle Beach vacation by reserving your Early Bird rental for 2018.  This is a great way to get the home that you want and dates that you need before another guest swoops in and steals your favorite spot.

Flexible Payment Plan Available

For a limited time, guests can also take advantage of our Flexible Payment Plan.  A $500 payment can be made to reserve your vacation rental and desired dates, with any remaining balance of the deposit due by October 1st (and then the balance of the reservation due 30 days prior to arrival).  Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to save on your 2018 vacation and get it scheduled ahead of time.  We are already receiving requests for next year, so fly on over to our Early Bird Rentals page and book your vacation before another guest swoops in and steals your favorite spot!

A Few of Our Most Popular Communities


Ocean Creek – Located on a 57-acre property between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this oceanfront resort offers first-class amenities and a peaceful respite from the bustling Boardwalk area. Guests can hike and bike on dozens of nature trails that take you past lush gardens, oceanfront vistas, and a scenic tidal creek. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, cooling off in one of Ocean Creek’s seven swimming pools, or shopping at nearby Barefoot Landing.


North Beach Plantation – Nestled between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this 60-acre community has all the makings of an amazing vacation. Guests have access to 8 indoor & outdoor pools, including an over-the-top 2.5-acre Caribbean-themed beachfront pool area. Spacious sun deck areas mingle amongst pools, hot tubs, cabanas, fountains, and the Grand Strand’s only swim-up bar! Indoor pool features a lazy river, as well as a game area with giant checkers, chess, shuffle-board, and corn hole. All of this, and just a short drive from many popular attractions – such as Barefoot Landing shops and restaurants, the Alabama Theatre, Tanger Outlets, and area golf courses.


Marina Inn at Grande Dunes – Located along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway and just one mile from the beach, this 2,200-acre landscape is one of the area’s top communities thanks to its elegant accommodations, fun amenities, and central location between North and South Myrtle Beach. Popular attractions are just a short drive away, such as Broadway at the Beach (5 miles), Barefoot Landing (4.5 miles), and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk (6 miles).

Don’t wait, Early Birds – plan your 2018 vacation today.  Browse our entire inventory of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals at VantageMB.com or speak with a Vacation Coordinator at (888) 404-3110.