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Summer on Sale Deals on Vacation Rentals

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

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

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

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

Beach Cove Resort 421

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

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

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

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

North Beach 4903 Cinzia

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

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

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

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

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

Ocean Creek CC5

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

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

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

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

Ocean Creek L2256

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

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

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

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

Book your end-of-summer vacation rental now!

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

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

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

About Vantage

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

ESPN Myrtle Beach Invitational — College Basketball, Nov. 2019

You’re invited!

ESPN is hosting its second annual Myrtle Beach Invitational on November 21, 22 and 24. Come catch eight men’s college basketball teams over three action-packed days compete to crown the king of hardwood in Myrtle Beach, SC. This early-season tournament is hosted at Coastal Carolina University’s HTC Center.

These teams will vie for Myrtle Beach bragging rights:

  • Villanova University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Tulane University
  • Ohio University
  • Baylor University
  • University of Utah
  • Coastal Carolina University

Each team plays a game every day, regardless of the outcomes of the previous games—so you’re guaranteed a full slate of hoops.

Last year’s inaugural event concluded with a final matchup between the University of Central Florida Knights and the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. Who knows who will come out on top this year! Come see for yourself—check out Vantage’s Myrtle Beach, SC, listings for a rental that’s front row to all the excitement.

Game 1: Villanova University vs. Middle Tennessee State University — 11/21, 11:30 am

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders take on the Villanova Wildcats.

In this year’s first matchup, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders take on the Villanova Wildcats. ESPN ranked Villanova ninth in its most recent preseason predictions, making them the highest-ranked team in the Big East Conference.

After the Wildcats secured their second and third national championship titles in 2016 and 2018, there’s no sign of them slowing down in the upcoming season. Can the Blue Raiders shock them and upset the favorites?

Game 2: Mississippi State University vs. Tulane University — 11/21, 1:30 or 2 pm


The Mississippi State Bulldogs will face off against Tulane’s Green Wave.

Shortly after the final buzzer sounds on Villanova-Middle Tennessee State, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will face off against Tulane’s Green Wave. The Bulldogs were the fifth seed in the East division of last year’s NCAA tournament, but they’re looking to rebound from a first-round elimination.

Game 3: Ohio University vs. Baylor University — 11/21, 4:30 pm

The Ohio Bobcats match up against the Baylor Bears.

For the day’s third game, the Ohio Bobcats match up against the Baylor Bears. The Bears hold the 17th spot in ESPN’s preseason rankings and defeated Syracuse in last season’s national tournament.

Game 4: University of Utah vs. Coastal Carolina University — 11/21, 7 pm

Plan your game strategy!

The Utah Utes play the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the final first-day game. Not only were the Chanticleers semifinalists in the 2019 College Basketball Invitational, they will have homecourt advantage.

Remaining games

Be sure to check out the bracketfor a full list of matchups.

On the tournament’s second day, 11/22, the winning teams from games one and two will challenge each other in the semifinals, while the winners of games three and four face off. The teams who didn’t score a victory on the first day will also compete, with the winners of those games playing against one another on the final day.

Be sure to check out the bracket for a full list of matchups.

After taking a break on Saturday—a perfect opportunity to explore all the attractions of Myrtle Beach, SC—the excitement continues on 11/24 with the final games of the tournament.

Get a courtside seat for the action

Contact our friendly reservation specialists at 888-303-4110 today!

When you’re not at the HTC Center watching all the men’s basketball exciting games, you’ll want to kick back in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Helping you find your perfect vacation rental is a slam dunk for our team. 

Contact our friendly reservation specialists at 888-303-4110 today to secure your spot for all the action. It’s also easy to browse and book direct at www.VantageMyrtleBeach.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates and the best selection.

About Vantage

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

Vantage Vacation Rentals vs. OTAs—Know the Difference

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

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

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

Management vs. marketplace

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

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

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

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

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

Locally focused


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

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

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

We’re here for you


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

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

Learn more about the Vantage advantage

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

About Vantage

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

4 of the Top Fall Festivals in Myrtle Beach

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

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

The Irish Italian Festival

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

Harvest Home Festival

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

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

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

Art in the Park

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

Book Your Next Getaway to the Grand Strand

The perfect vacation is waiting for you here.

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

About Vantage

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




Late Summer Vacation Rentals in North Myrtle Beach

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

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

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

Emerald Cove II 8A

Your just an elevator ride away to direct beach access.

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

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

Sea Mark Towers 406

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

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

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

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

Marina Inn 7301

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

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

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

Ocean Creek EE13

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic from two balconies.

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

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

Book your last-minute vacation rental today!

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

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

About Vantage

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

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

Surprise and delight your guests.

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

Roll out the red carpet


Greet them with a beautifully arranged and stocked welcome basket.

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

Amp up the ambiance

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

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

Ramp up the rainy day fun


Add a billiard or ping-pong table.

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

Consider the quiet

Your guests will find luxury in quiet.

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

Lux up the kitchen and bath

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

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

We can help

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

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

About Vantage

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

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

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

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

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

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

A spotless space

Guests want their beach vacation rentals to be clean.

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

Powerful connections

Lightning-fast internet is essential for many vacationers.

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

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

Indoor entertainment

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

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

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

A vacation-quality sleep

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

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

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

A kitchen like home—but better

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

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

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

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

Drying options

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

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

Outdoor bliss

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

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

Fun things to do, inside and out

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

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

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

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

Recommendations—from you

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

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

Basic and luxury items

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

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

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

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

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

The promise of communication

Make sure they know who to contact.

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

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

Boost the appeal of your vacation rental property

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

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

About Vantage

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

Top 10 Things to Do with Kids in the Myrtle Beach Area

School’s finally out! And kids can’t wait to head to the beach for swimming, boogie boarding and building sand castles. But at Myrtle Beach, the fun goes far beyond the sand and surf. Families return to Myrtle Beach every year for its wealth of kid-friendly activities, amusement parks, water parks and special events happening all summer long. 

There’s so much to do, in fact, that you may have a tough time knowing where to start. That’s why the Vantage team put together this list of our Top 10 things to do with kids in Myrtle Beach, SC.   

Vantage also has plenty of kid-friendly options for your stay, including properties with pools, game rooms and video game systems. Browse our properties and book yours today!

Our Top 10 List for Kids

1. WonderWorks

Wonderworks
WonderWorks is a one-of-a-kind amusement park!

WonderWorks in Myrtle Beach is a one-of-a-kind amusement park—and the perfect place to spend rainy days. Enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits and learn about natural disasters, light and sound, space and more. WonderWorks features plenty of pulse-pumping activities in its laser tag arena, 6D extreme theater, indoor ropes course and Xtreme 360 bikes. 

Kids of all ages can spend hours trying all the crazy challenges and tapping into their creative side. There’s even a life-size Lite Brite, optical illusions, a hurricane shack, a giant piano and a replica of the one-person capsule that launched as part of NASA’s Project Mercury.

2. Alligator Adventure

There’s a good chance you’ll get to see a live alligator feeding!

For a unique—and educational—experience, visit Alligator Adventure, one of the most popular attractions in North Myrtle Beach. There’s a good reason they call this place the Reptile Capital of the World. Open seven days a week, Alligator Adventure gives you the exciting opportunity to see hundreds of animal species, including albino alligators, crocs, snakes, lizards, exotic birds, monkeys and hyenas. 

This 15-acre park in Barefoot Landing is home to some of the animal kingdom’s most vicious predators, like Utan—considered the largest crocodile on exhibit in the United States at just over 18 feet. There’s a good chance you’ll get to see a live alligator feeding, where massive gators leap from the water to snatch a meal. All of the creatures at Alligator Adventure are a sight to see while you’re visiting Myrtle Beach, SC with kids.

3. Ripley’s Aquarium

Learn about jellyfish, the octopus and other colorful species.

Ripley’s Aquarium is not your average fish tank. Dive in—yes, in the water—to get up close and personal with sea creatures like sea turtles, giant stingrays and even sharks. For something a little less hands-on, try the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure, which puts you in the shark tank separated by a few inches of glass. 

Exhibits at Ripley’s Aquarium give kids a glimpse of the vibrant undersea life around the world, including the Rio Amazon and the Indo-Pacific coral reef. They’ll learn about jellyfish, the octopus and other colorful species that inhabit the ocean’s mysterious ecosystem.

4. Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

A thrilling adventure your kids will always remember.

Don’t just go out to dinner. Go way out—as part of a thrilling adventure you and your kids will always remember. The popular Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show invites your whole family to join Captain Blackbeard in his search for treasure. Between bites of your tasty four-course feast, revel in the excitement of swashbuckling acrobats, sea lions, tropical birds and mermaids.

5. Miniature Golf

Myrtle Beach has plenty of miniature golf options.

What’s a beach vacation without a little friendly competition at your favorite miniature golf course? Myrtle Beach has plenty of options, including Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf, Cancun Lagoon Adventure Golf, Dragon’s Lair Miniature Golf, Gilligan’s Island Funland Golf and Hawaiian Rumble Mini Golf—rated the top miniature golf course in the world! (Be careful of the volcano.)

6. Hollywood Wax Museum

Hollywood Wax Museum
The Hollywood Wax Museum has it all!

Take the kids to the Hollywood Wax Museum to learn about and pose with their favorite superstars and snap pictures for the perfect souvenir. Prop stations have plenty of hats, microphones, tiaras and other swag to complete the shot. Say “cheese!” next to actors, athletes and style icons that look astoundingly real. 

While you’re there, get lost in Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors or capture zombies at Outbreak – Dread the Undead. If you’re looking for a fun and unique experience with kids, the Hollywood Wax Museum has it all. If you need help finding the museum, just look for the gigantic King Kong on the roof.

7. Barefoot Landing

There are tons of fun shops, candy stores, ice cream shops and over 20 restaurants and eateries.

Options abound for kids of all ages at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. From June to September, SummerFest! offers nightly live entertainment—music, juggling, dance demonstrations, special guests, you name it. Come on a Monday and enjoy the dazzling fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Really, any time is a great time to bring the kids to Barefoot Landing. There are tons of fun shops, candy stores, ice cream shops and over 20 restaurants and eateries. Kids love the classic merry-go-round, and there are games galore. Check out the Barefoot Landing calendar of events to see what’s happening during your visit to Myrtle Beach.

8. Broadway at the Beach

Fireworks displays paint the sky every Tuesday night during the summer months.

Broadway at the Beach has a little bit of everything all summer long. This is where you’ll find WonderWorks and Ripley’s Aquarium, but those are just two of the big attractions here. Other kid (and parent) favorites include the Backstage Mirror Maze, the Beach Rider Jet Boat, mini golf and the amusement rides at Pavilion Park. You can even zipline across the lake at Soar & Explore

Sit back and enjoy a Legends in Concert—a live tribute show featuring world-class impersonators. Plus, family-friendly festivals happen throughout the year, and fireworks displays paint the sky every Tuesday night during the summer months.

9. Activities on the water

Water Park
Myrtle Waves waterpark is always a huge hit!

After a whole school year spent sitting at their desks, kids are ready to let loose when they visit Myrtle Beach. Rent kayaks or take surf lessons to let them channel all that pent-up energy. Myrtle Beach also has plenty of options for jet ski rentals, paddle boarding, wakeboarding, water tubing, water skiing and wake surfing. 

Families can hop on a charter boat for some deep sea fishing or take a dolphin cruise to see these playful creatures right off Myrtle Beach’s shores. 

With kids’ play areas, tubes, slides and more, Myrtle Waves waterpark is always a huge hit and a great way to beat the summer heat.

10. Outdoor excursions

More than 7,000 camp sites along the coast.

Did you know Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is considered the campground capital of the world? The Grand Strand boasts almost a dozen campgrounds and more than 7,000 camp sites along the coast. Make s’mores, tell scary stories and stargaze for the ultimate family vacation highlight. 

State parks are also a great way to take a break from the beach but enjoy the summer weather. Check out Myrtle Beach State Park or Huntington Beach State Park to get some fresh air and stroll along nature trails. Kids also love the T.I.G.E.R.S. Myrtle Beach Safari, an opportunity to explore 50 acres of a wildlife preserve—home to 130 endangered animals including wolves, apes, elephants and the world’s largest cat.

Plan your kid-friendly Myrtle Beach getaway

Book your favorite property direct through Vantage!

Myrtle Beach has no shortage of activities for kids of all ages. No matter what the kids in your crew enjoy, from high-energy sports to educational exhibits, the options in Myrtle Beach will keep them engaged and excited to return for years to come.

You can keep the fun going throughout your vacation by choosing a rental property that caters to families. Let a Vantage reservationist help you find your perfect fit. You can also browse and book Myrtle Beach vacation rentals online. Once you find your favorite property, be sure you book direct through Vantage. That way you know you’re getting the best possible rate.

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.

Fore! Here are the Best Golf Courses in the Myrtle Beach Area

Discover the possibilities and start practicing your swing!

When it comes to golf getaways, it doesn’t get much better than a visit to the Grand Strand! Not only are the courses beautiful, but the warm weather and coastal breezes create the perfect environment for a round of golf. As if you needed another excuse to make the trip, we made a list of some of the best golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area to help simplify your planning. So, what are you waiting for? Discover the possibilities and start practicing your swing! Just don’t forget to reserve one of our vacation rentals nearby so that you can unwind in comfort after a day on the course.

Tidewater Golf Club

Challenging yet enjoyable experience for all skill levels.

Start your golf getaway in style by teeing off at the Tidewater Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach! When Ken Tomlinson designed the course, he took inspiration from places like Merion and Pine Valley to create an equally stunning layout. Since its opening in 1990, Tidewater has attracted a significant amount of acclaim, including a spot on Golf Digest’s America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. Expect a challenging yet enjoyable experience for all skill levels. 

Legends Golf Resort

Celebrate with some food and drinks over at the Ailsa Pub.

Legends Golf Resort encompasses not one, but five exceptional golf courses! Which one will become your new favorite? Heathland, Parkland, Moorland, Heritage Club, and Oyster Bay are all excellent choices, so you can’t really go wrong. Plus, they’re all conveniently located along the Grand Strand. After a great round of golf, celebrate with some food and drinks over at the Ailsa Pub. They have great deals for happy hour every day from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Grande Dunes Resort Golf Club

Play on a course that won National Golf Course of the Year!

Do you know what it’s like to play on a course that won National Golf Course of the Year according to the National Golf Course Owners Association of America? Find out by booking your tee time at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach! Here, you can enjoy views of the Intracoastal Waterway as you play a delightfully challenging round of golf.

Barefoot Resort & Golf

Enjoy beautiful scenery at Barefoot Resort & Golf.

Barefoot Resort & Golf is a gem of the North Myrtle Beach community with four beautiful golf courses. Legendary players and architects helped create them, and it definitely shows. Will you choose the Norman, Love, Fazio, or Dye course? Each one offers a unique experience, but they are all well maintained and feature beautiful scenery.

TPC Myrtle Beach

TPC Myrtle Beach features an exceptional practice area.

Are you up for a challenge? TPC Myrtle Beach features an exceptional practice area, and we highly recommend using it! Feel free to warm up on the putting green, chipping green, and driving range before trying your hand at one of the more difficult courses on the Grand Strand. See if you have what it takes, then treat yourself to a bite at the TPC Grille with views of the 18th green!

Plan Your Golf Getaway

Make your ideal golf getaway a reality!

We invite you to go beyond reading about these beautiful courses. Come on down and experience them for yourself! We’ll help make your ideal golf getaway a reality with the perfect vacation rental nearby. We have gorgeous properties throughout the North Myrtle Beach area, including luxurious condos in Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. They’re only a quarter of a mile away from the Grande Dunes golf course and come with exclusive resort amenities like an on-site restaurant, fitness room, pools, and more. Don’t just go on a golf getaway — enjoy it to the fullest with Vantage Vacation Rentals. Browse our properties and find your happy place today!

About Vantage

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

Myrtle Beach for Nature Lovers

Venture off the beaten path and discover the great outdoors

Ready to get wild on your vacation? Venture off the beaten path and discover the great outdoors, Myrtle Beach, SC, style. You’ll escape the daily grind when you surround yourself in the diverse flora and fauna of South Carolina’s lowcountry. Whether you prefer flip flops or hiking shoes, the natural excursions here are a breath of fresh air for the whole family.

First things first: setting up camp in the great indoors. You’re going to want to cool off and relax in comfort after all your outdoor activity. Explore your options for North Myrtle Beach from Vantage that put you just a short drive away from these top natural attractions and activities:

Brookgreen Gardens: A retreat for the senses


The butterfly garden is a delight for all ages.

Spanning more than 9,000 meticulously curated acres, Brookgreen Gardens is accurately billed “a unique melding of art, nature and history.” You could spend days here and still not see it all. (The guided tours will help you cover the essentials.)

Brookgreen is home to the country’s largest collection of American figurative sculpture—more than 2,000 pieces by over 400 artists set against a lush garden backdrop. There are also three indoor galleries with smaller but no less impressive works.  

Speaking of garden backdrops, beauty is always in bloom in Brookgreen’s Botanical Gardens—a natural masterpiece that draws visitors from around the world. Among the most impressive displays: the 250-year-old Live Oaks towering overhead on Live Oak Allée. The butterfly garden with four wings is a delight for all ages. Stroll through a series of more formal, masterfully designed gardens bursting with color and fragrance.

The Lowcountry Zoo allows you to get close to and learn about animals native to the Myrtle Beach area that are feeling the strain of rapid development. Alligators, bald eagles, river otters, red and grey foxes, and many species of waterfowl call the zoo home.

Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been named the in the top 10 Public Gardens by Coastal Living Magazine and top 10 South Carolina attractions by USA Today.

Huntington Beach State Park: A stroll back in time

Observe birds and other wildlife.

Just across the highway from Brookgreen Gardens you’ll find Huntington Beach State Park—2,500 acres of natural treasures offering a welcome break from the busier beaches on the Grand Strand.

Enjoy the sun and surf here with over three miles of beachfront, with convenient restrooms and shower facilities. Fishing is permitted along certain sections of the beach with a South Carolina salt water fishing license.

Be sure to take a tour of Atalaya—the historic winter home that once belonged to the park’s namesakes, Archer and Anna Huntington. (Anna created some of the sculptures on display at Brookgreen.) The sprawling one-story house, inspired by Moorish architecture from the Mediterranean coastline, boasts over 30 rooms, a large courtyard and its own water tower.

Huntington Beach State Park’s hiking trails cater to a variety of outdoor enthusiasts, with several spots to observe birds and other wildlife. For something a little different and definitely memorable, book a tour of the park by Segway PT Glide from Myrtle Beach Segway.

Myrtle Beach State Park: An escape from the crowds

Myrtle Beach State Park

No nature lover’s itinerary would be complete without a visit to Myrtle Beach State Park—nearly a mile of wide, uncrowded seashore, along with miles of hiking trails, a beachfront boardwalk, picnic facilities and a peaceful fishing pier.

The hiking trails offer a relatively easy and flat trek throughout the park. You’ll see large sections of undisturbed maritime forest. Interpretive signs along the way help you identify different tree species.

Try your luck on the fishing pier and you could take home dinner of king and Spanish mackerel, flounder, red drum, bluefish, sea trout and other game fish known to frequent the area. You pay a nominal fee to enter the pier, but no license is required.

Depending on when you drop by, you may be able to visit the park’s Nature Center for family-friendly educational programs and meet some friendly critters.

The Waccamaw River: An enchanting excursion



The banks are lined with cypress trees tufts of Spanish moss

Drive just 15 minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach and you’ll discover one of South Carolina’s most breathtaking natural attractions—the Waccamaw River. The banks are lined with cypress trees and their trademark tufts of Spanish moss. Flowing water and songbirds are the only sounds you’ll hear.  

Try a guided eco-tour by kayak of the Waccamaw and its nearby creeks and swamps with the folks at Black River Outdoors. Fishing and birding tours are also available.

The crew at Waccamaw River Tours [offer narrated nature and wildlife excursions by boat, where you’ll learn about the history of the area and all the creatures that make it their home.

We’ll show you the way

Cool off and relax in comfort.

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

Contact our friendly reservation specialists at (888) 303-4110 to get on the right path. It’s also easy to browse and book direct at www.VantageMyrtleBeach.com. Remember, booking direct through Vantage ensures you get the lowest possible rates and the best selection.

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.