North Myrtle Beach: Improving for Your Best Experience Ever

If on a future visit to North Myrtle Beach you get the feeling that something has changed — the roads seem wider, the view more spacious — you won’t be imagining things. There are $6.5 million dollars worth of long awaited improvements in the works for Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach.

Ocean Bay Club condo rentalsThe area first affected will be the widening of Ocean Boulevard from 15th Avenue South to 28th Avenue South. This project will benefit not just the businesses along Ocean Boulevard but also their suppliers as well. Traffic won’t get backed up due to trucks being double parked to make their deliveries to businesses along this stretch of road. When it comes to your tax dollars, rest assured they’re not being increased to pay for this. The South Carolina Department of Transportation will pay for this project at a cost of $3.5 million dollars.

The City of North Myrtle Beach and Santee Cooper are orchestrating and paying for a second project, also along Ocean Boulevard, to move all overhead utilities to underground. Pat Dowling, the spokesperson for the City of North Myrtle Beach said it is a way to help prevent residents and business owners from losing power during a natural disaster like a hurricane. The city and Santee Cooper will share the $3 million dollar cost of this project.

Ocean Bay Club condo rentalsThe underground conversion project is scheduled to begin in fall or winter of 2014. The road widening project in the same area won’t begin until 2015.

When you’re making vacation plans and looking for a place to stay oceanfront, consider the Ocean Bay Club condo rentals that we have at Grand Strand Resorts. These Ocean Bay Club condo rentals are 4 bedroom, 3 bath condominiums that can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people. If we can assist you in any way with your reservations please give us a call toll free at 800-367-6515 at your convenience.

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It Takes a Community to Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful

Many people that have come to stay in our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals in the past have commented on how clean the North Myrtle Beach area is. We’re proud of our town and beach and wouldn’t be able to keep it this way without the help of the many citizens that cared so much about the town they live in that a program was formed to educate and empower the community.

North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalsKeep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful (KNMBB) is a community based program that enables members of the community to improve the environment, enhance the quality of life and experience pride in their community through beautification, litter prevention, and recycling. The KNMBB committee and commission are funded by the City of North Myrtle Beach through the Parks and Recreation Department. All of the members are volunteers.

The program has received many awards throughout the recent years. Their Committee meetings are open to the public and are held the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center. If you have questions or would like to attend the monthly meeting you can call (843) 280-5673.

At Grand Strand Resorts we’re proud that our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals are located in a community where the residents and businesses care about how their community looks. The city of North Myrtle Beach has developed a zero tolerance when it comes to litter. Their goal is to clean up the community, and they will not tolerate anyone littering. They’ve set up a litter hotline at (843) 280-5511 and encourage visitors and residents alike to call it if they see anyone littering. It’s only my methods such as this that they can education the public on the damage created to the environment when people litter.

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Best Things to Do Around North Myrtle Beach in Late Winter

For anyone planning a late winter vacation to the Grand Strand area you may already be contemplating what there is to do here at that time of the year. Well, the good news is that with our weather being so mild the two biggest reasons to come to the area will always be the beach and the year round golfing opportunities.

North Myrtle Beach resort with indoor poolsIf you’re making reservations to stay in a North Myrtle Beach resort you’ll be close to plenty of activities to keep you busy – just as many as if you came during the summer months, in fact! Your North Myrtle Beach resort alone may offer a water park, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, arcades, fitness rooms, DVD kiosks, and more.

Be sure to check out nearby Barefoot Landing where you’ll have over 100 specialty shops to browse through and many fabulous places to dine. It’s here where the whole family will enjoy Alligator Adventure, one of the largest reptile parks in the world. If you enjoy live theatre and concerts be sure to look into what’s taking place at The Alabama Theatre and the House of Blues while you’re here.

You won’t want to miss visiting the home of the official state dance – the shag. Visit Fat Harold’s Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach and dance the night away! Whether you’re new to the dance or have been shagging for years, there’s no better way to spend an evening!

Fishing charters close to our North Myrtle Beach resortFor an experience your family won’t soon forget, why not take a fishing boat charter out into the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Everything you’ll need will be supplied including rod, reel, tackle and bait, and a fishing license too. Captains of charter boats are usually very helpful and friendly and will share their knowledge and wisdom with those less experienced in fishing.

A relaxing fun-filled day can be had by renting kayaks, canoes or a pontoon boat and venturing down the IntraCoastal Waterway at your own pace, exploring the inlets and channels along the way. If jet skiing is more your speed, there are many places where you can rent those as well. There really are unlimited opportunities for having fun around North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand area. These are just a few of what awaits your arrival!

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Book Ahead to Guarantee Your Preferred NMB Vacation Rental

If you’re already thinking about this year’s summer vacation know that by booking ahead you can get your favorite North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for just $100 down. It’s true! Just book your rental before March 31, 2014. This is one of our best deals we having going on at this time that you really should take advantage of. We don’t force you to come during a certain period of time, either. You can schedule your vacation for anytime this summer but book early and you’ll save a lot — plus get the rental you most prefer!

Call now to reserve your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental.With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away this is a great way to secure an oceanfront North Myrtle Beach vacation rental where you can spend this romantic holiday weekend with your family or special someone. Besides, it’s a great excuse to get away to the beach for some time off!

The Barefoot Princess Riverboat has a special Valentine’s Day cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach that you won’t want to miss. The cruise will be held on Friday, February 14 at 5:45 p.m. and departs from the Barefoot Landing Marina. Boarding begins at 5:15 p.m. The price is $46 for adults and $35 for children age 2 to 12. For an additional fee you can upgrade your package to have guaranteed window seating, a red rose, and a bottle of wine. Reservations are required.

North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalIf you prefer to stay on land, Ripley’s Aquarium is offering a Tunnel of Love package featuring a 4-course dinner in an unbelievable setting, a drink and a beautiful flower. You can upgrade to include a box of chocolates and a strolling musician. The Tunnel of Love at Ripley’s takes place from 7-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13.

If we can assist you with your vacation rental booking please don’t hesitate to calla href=”http://www.northmyrtlebeach.com/” title=”When only the best North Myrtle Beach vacation rental will do.” target=”_blank” style=”text-decoration:none; color:black; font-weight:normal”>Grand Strand Resorts at 1-800-367-6515. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Know the Local Ordinances Before Checking Into Our Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals

We love our pets! They are family members. We get that! Some of us wouldn’t dream of leaving our pets in a kennel while we go off on vacation and will only stay where pets are allowed. That’s why we make sure we have some North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentals where pet owners will find comfort for not just themselves but for their four-legged family members, too.

North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentalsBut when you come to coastal South Carolina there are things you should know in order to be a responsible pet owner. Finding suitable North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentals where you can stay is just half of it. The other half is learning what the local pet ordinance laws are and abiding by them. Following are the animal laws for Horry County and the cities within.

Horry County
Any animal on the beach must be on a hand-held leash not to exceed six feet in length and under the control of the person having custody of the animal. Animals are not allowed on the beach from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1-Sept. 1. It is unlawful to ride a horse or other animal on the public beach or within public marsh areas within the county limits March 1-Oct. 31.

pet friendly vacation rentalsMyrtle Beach
Dogs in public must be on a leash at all times. No animals are allowed on the beach or Ocean Boulevard from 21st Ave. N. to 13th Ave. S. in Myrtle Beach during any time of the year. Dogs are permitted on the beach anytime from Labor Day through April 30. No dogs are allowed on the beach 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1- Labor Day.

Horses and riders are allowed on the beach within the city of Myrtle Beach from the third Saturday in November until the end of February, in groups of six or fewer. No “staging” is allowed within the city limits (access to the beach is through Myrtle Beach State Park), and riders must clean up droppings west of the high tide line

North Myrtle Beach
Dogs in public must be on a leash at all times. No dogs are allowed on the beach from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15-Sept. 15.

Surfside Beach
Dogs are not allowed on the beach at any time May 15-Sept. 15. Riding horses on the beach is prohibited.

Georgetown County
North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentalsHorses are not allowed on the beach March 15-Sept. 15. Riding horses on Pawleys Island or Huntington Beach State Park is prohibited year round.

Dogs are allowed on public beaches if accompanied by the owner and under the physical control of a leash or similar restraining device, or under the control of a responsible person to whom the dog is obedient on command. On Pawleys Island beach, dogs must be on a leash May-October. At Huntington Beach State Park, dogs must be on a leash at all times. In areas designated for the protection of endangered species, dogs and cats must be on a leash at all times.

When you’re looking for pet friendly accommodations, let Grand Strand Resorts be your first stop. We look forward to meeting you and your entire family.

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Things To Do Around North Myrtle Beach

So you’ve made your reservations for our comfortable condos in North Myrtle Beach and now you’re working on your itinerary and wondering what there is to do? No worries! There are plenty of activities taking place all the time in the Grand Strand region. Just because there’s 60 miles of beachfront outside your door doesn’t mean you have to spend all of your time on it!

condos in North Myrtle BeachCrash land at Mayday Golf, “Home of the Big Yellow Airplane.” A tropical island setting with two 18 hole courses, voted “Best Survival Course” on Travel Channel’s mini golf madness. Fun for golfers young and old.  Located at 715 Highway 17 N, North Myrtle Beach.

Come out to the Alabama Theatre and enjoy the 50’s and 60’s music of the Coasters, Drifters, and the Platters. Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m.

If you want to take the family bowling check out the North Myrtle Beach Bowling Center at 1105 Highway 17S, North Myrtle Beach.

condos in North Myrtle BeachLocated adjacent to Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina’s most outstanding tourist attractions, Alligator Adventure is one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world! When you purchase your ticket at Alligator Adventure, you can receive a 2nd Day Free Pass that is valid for one return admission within 7 days at no additional cost!

There are also plenty of public parks in the North Myrtle Beach area that the kids are sure to enjoy. Most are close to our condos in North Myrtle Beach and have basketball courts, playground equipment, picnic tables, restrooms, tennis courts and more. Check out these out:

J. Bryan Floyd Recreation Center/Central Park Recreation Center, 1400 Outrigger Road; North Myrtle Beach

condos in North Myrtle BeachCherry Grove Park and Boat Ramp, 53rd Avenue North, Cherry Grove Section; North Myrtle Beach

City Park on the Atlantic Ocean, First Avenue South, Ocean Drive Section; North Myrtle Beach

Hill Street Park, Hill Street and 24th Avenue, Cherry Grove Section; North Myrtle Beach

McLean Park, Oak Drive, Ocean Drive Section; North Myrtle Beach

Virgil Yow Park, 43rd Avenue South, Windy Hill Section; North Myrtle Beach

If you have any questions about North Myrtle Beach or the available condo rentals that we have at Grand Strand Resorts, you can reach us by calling 1-800-367-6515. We’d be happy to help you.

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Don’t Rent More Than You Need if a 1BR Condo Rental Will Do

This is one of the most common mistakes new vacationers coming to the area experience. They’re so excited about scheduling a long overdue beach vacation that they book a condo that’s way bigger than what they really need. If you’re not finding the size condo you want where you’re looking, try a different company. Come to Grand Strand Resorts and take a look at the wide assortment of condos that we have.

North Myrtle Beach 1BR condo rentalsWe have a full inventory of North Myrtle Beach 1BR condo rentals as well as two and three bedroom units. You won’t have to settle for something more than you really need because, in the end, it’s your money. Don’t waste it on a company that can’t give you what you want at the price you’re willing to pay.

With Valentine’s Day approaching these North Myrtle Beach 1BR condo rentals are perfect for a get away weekend for the two of you. Reserve a place that comes with a swimming pool, hot tub, and Jacuzzi and you’ll be all set with plenty of water sports to enjoy before you ever get to the oceanfront!

North Myrtle Beach 1BR condo rentalsIf you’re looking for something different to do for the holiday why not make it a Valentine’s Day to remember in the Tunnel of Love at Ripley’s Aquarium. Picture an evening featuring a four-course dinner in an unbelievable setting, a drink and a romantic flower for $79.99/couple. Or upgrade the Tunnel of Love package to include a box of chocolates and a strolling musician. The Tunnel of Love package is $89.99/couple. The Tunnel of Love will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, February 13 at Ripley’s Aquarium. The 85,000 square foot Ripley’s Aquarium is located at Broadway at the Beach and features many exhibits with a moving walkway to guide you through.

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Come to North Myrtle Beach and Stay Warm in Our Winter Rentals

It’s been mighty cold this winter all across the country but especially in the northern states where they’re seeing weeks of subzero temperatures. If your tolerance for the cold and snow is wearing pretty thin, c’mon down to coastal South Carolina where you’ll love our weather as well as your comfortable stay in any one of our North Myrtle Beach winter rentals.

North Myrtle Beach winter rentalsOur winter rentals are popular among the many “snowbirds” who return here year after year to spend the hard winter months. Some stay a month while others stay three months. Rentals are inexpensive during these off-season winter months. As a leader in the vacation rentals market, we’re ready and waiting with spacious condos, villas, and beach houses, all beautifully decorated and nicely furnished.

For those already here, don’t miss the 31st Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run 5K and 15K being held on Thursday, January 23 on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. with the race starting at 9:00 a.m. Entry Fees: 5k until 1/23/14 — $20.00 with Shirt, $15.00 without shirt. 15k until 1/23/14 — $25.00 with Shirt, $20.00 with out shirt. 5k after 1/23/14 — $25.00 with Shirt, $20.00 without shirt. 15k after 1/23/14 — $30.00 with Shirt, $25.00 without shirt. Please call (843) 280-5673 for more information.

Another event promising to be a tasty time is the upcoming 2nd Annual Taste of the Inlet. Murrells Inlet 2020 and Inlet Square Mall invite you to savor the flavors of Murrells Inlet and Garden City Beach restaurants at Taste of the Inlet, on January 26, 2014 from 6 – 9 p.m., at Inlet Square Mall, located at 12125 Highway 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet.

If you’d like additional information about our North Myrtle Beach winter rentals please give Grand Strand Resorts a call at 1-800-367-6515 or reach us through our Contact page on our website.

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Book now for $100 down for summer weeks

Ready for your summer vacation? You can book your full summer week for $100 down, and additional $400 on May 1 and the remaining balance 30 days prior to arrival. Give our reservation staff a call at 800-367-6515 and they will be glad to help you book your condo for your summer vacation.

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Choosing the Right North Myrtle Beach Condo Rentals

When it comes to vacation rentals they’re not all created equal. It’s imperative that you know just what you need before you start looking. We have a large number of North Myrtle Beach condo rentals that are perfect accommodations for any size family but they’re not all the same. From two bedrooms up to more than four, you don’t want to pay for a place bigger than you need and yet you want to be sure to have all the extras you hear that other people have enjoyed.

How to choose the right North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsWhat and Where
Before you begin your search give a bit of thought to what you want. At Grand Strand Resorts we have both vacation condo rentals and vacation homes. There are oceanfront vacation rentals, some located on golf courses, and others near plenty of shopping venues. Decide where you’ll be spending your most time while you’re here and plan on securing a rental near there. That way you’ll have less traveling in the car to do.

How Big or Small
The number of bedrooms in the condo rental you choose will depend on how many people are in your family or group you’re traveling with. All of our condos come well appointed with beautiful furnishings and are professionally decorated with beach décor. They all have well equipped kitchens, living and dining areas. Most of the condos have their own private balconies that make for a beautiful location to enjoy an early breakfast or an end of the day cocktail.

Amenities at our North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsThe Extras
There are any number of assorted amenities that come with every vacation rental. Rentals near golf courses will provide you with not just stunning fairway views but also the ability to play golf right outside your front door. Many of these resorts also have swimming pools, tennis courts, and clubhouses. Many of our other rentals have hot tubs and Jacuzzi’s, while some have water parks with lazy rivers that are truly something you must experience. Amenities vary with the rental so decide what’s important to you and then choose with that in mind.

If we can help you with your decision contact us through the Chat feature on our website. We’d be happy to help you!

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