Gifting Vacation Accommodations

Many people are stumped when it comes to coming up with great gift ideas whether for a birthday, graduation, Mother’s or Father’s Day. The next gift you give can be the best idea ever if you pay close attention to our following suggestions.

Myrtle Beach condo rentalsEveryone loves a beach vacation where they can get away and relax, maybe play some golf, shop and experience the local restaurants. Myrtle Beach excels at all of these things and our Myrtle Beach condo rentals are as exquisite as they are superbly comfortable. At Grand Strand Resorts our #1 recommendation for a gift is a stay in one of our many Myrtle Beach condo rentals. Whether for a night or a week, this is a gift that won’t soon be forgotten and is sure to make memories to enjoy for years to come.

If your gift recipient is a golfer its even better. A golf package that includes accommodations is a gift that is sure to please a golf enthusiast of any caliber. With over 110 championship golf courses in the area you’ll be added to their “favorite people in the whole wide world” list once they open this gift.

Myrtle Beach condo rentalsThe area offers many opportunities to enjoy live theatre, amusement parks, water parks and a plethora of shopping venues. Gift certificates at any of these places would be a delightful addition to any previously booked vacation. Go online to see what the area has to offer and most times you’ll be able to purchase a gift certificate on their website and have it mailed to you. If not, a simple phone call is sure to get the job done.

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Myrtle Beach Motorcycle Spring Rally

With the largest motorcycle rally coming to the Carolina’s May 10-19, 2013, you should be reserving your North Myrtle Beach condos now if you haven’t already done so. Give us a call at Grand Strand Resorts and we can set you up with any one of the many centrally located North Myrtle Beach condos in our vast inventory that are motorcycle friendly. You can also make your reservations easily on our website.

North Myrtle Beach condosIf you’re bringing your bikes by trailer and you’re looking for a place to park your trailers during bike week contact Jamin Leather at 843-839-5255. They’re providing free trailer parking during Bike Week 2013.

There are plenty of events taking place during the spring rally this year and you won’t want to miss a single one. There’s a biker Meet ‘n Greet on May 15 that lasts all day. Meet for breakfast at the Golden Egg in Surfside Beach from 9-11 a.m. and then head out at 11 a.m. sharp for a 175+ mile round trip journey ending up back in Garden City Beach. The event is free and all bikers, cars and people are invited to come along.

North Myrtle Beach condosDon’t miss getting in on the new 100% raffle this year. Three people will share the money. Tickets are $1 each of 6 for $5. Total prize amount depends upon number of entries. All proceeds will be given away at the 7 p.m. drawing at the Causeway Bar. You need to be present to win. Riders will also receive a wristband at the first stop that will provide them with an extended happy hour at the Causeway Bar.

As always, have fun and drive safe! We’re looking forward to your arrival.

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Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival

Teams of 20 paddlers and one drummer will race in the upcoming 5th Annual Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival being held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at The Market Common. Ground Zero focuses on providing teenagers with quality events, speakers and clubs in a safe environment. The festival will offer live entertainment, a family-fun zone plus plenty North Myrtle Beach resortsof food and drinks. An anticipated 55 plus boats will compete this year so it’s an event you won’t want to miss.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Minor League Baseball team will be playing home games in Myrtle Beach this summer from April 22-28 with fireworks following, weather permitting. All games start at 7:05 p.m. and are held at BB&T Coastal Field in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

If you have family coming to the area and you’re in need of accommodations, consider our North Myrtle Beach resorts. You’ll find all of our vacation rentals to be top notch and well appointed. If they play golf, you’ll be interested to know they’ll have access to some golf packages we offer. Some provide three or more rounds of golf plus accommodations and meals at a very affordable price.

Golfing is a very popular sport here and it brings thousands of people to Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach resortsevery year. If you are seeking challenging greens on which to play, comfortable accommodations and great amenities, then check out what we have for you. With more than 110 championship courses to play, you’ll not only have awesome lodging but also well-priced golf packages when you plan on staying with us.

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Come to South Carolina and Thaw Out

When you’re looking for a place to get away to Coastal South Carolina is a great place. For anyone that winter has taken a toll on, you’ll really appreciate the temperatures here at this time. Pack up your family, bring your golf clubs, and c’mon down! But we’ll warn you — you just might not want to go home again.

North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsIf you’re interested in our North Myrtle Beach condo rentals you’ll love staying in them and enjoy the multitude of activities and sandy beaches where you can just relax and enjoy. At Grand Strand Resorts we’re happy to show you what we have available among our many North Myrtle Beach condo rentals to reserve the perfect place for you and your family.

If you’re coming just to veg out and relax, you’ll find it’s quiet here where you can kick back in a lounge chair on the beach or by the pool. In South Carolina we have everything you’re looking for. Our wide, pristine, and expansive beaches outside your door are ideal for walking or setting up a beach chair and soaking up the sun or just enjoying a good book. These beaches are ideal for shelling, Bocce ball and plenty of other beach activities.

You won’t find any other North Myrtle Beach resorts that can compare with what we have to show you. With a large inventory of rentals to show you, we know you’ll find just what you want right here. Take a closer look on our website — they’re all right there with photos and descriptions. If you find something you want, go ahead and make your reservations on the spot. It’s just that easy and you won’t miss out on the perfect rental either.

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SOS Spring Safari 2013

April 12 – 21, 2013

Spring is here which means only one thing in North Myrtle Beach, SC: The SOS Spring Safari!

Every year, shaggers flock to North Myrtle Beach, SC for a ten day festival revolving around good people and good dancing. A large array of events and activities are planned for the area revolving around the shag. In case you weren’t already familiar, the shag is a dance style most commonly compared to swing dancing. Originating in the early 1930’s, the term “shagger” has been used since the vaudeville performing days.


Many popular bands will be in and around Main Street as well as shag dance instructors for anyone wanting to learn this timeless dance. Club members of the ACSC will also have scheduled ‘tea parties’ inside local lounges. During the SOS Safari, many of these lounges have dedicated special parties which are really neat to check out if you have never seen one before.

While these daytime attractions keep everyone moving, the part that everyone wants to keep grooving, is to the music itself. When the sun goes down, that is when you will find the real reason why people come out for SOS Safari. Main street is the place to be this week for all the shag dancing your body can handle. From Harold’s on the Ocean to the OD Arcade, take a minute to stop in a see for yourself why this has become such an admired festival.

The final Saturday culminates in a Main Street parade. Members from the ACSC plan, design and build all the floats and awards are given out at the end. This parade always draws a nice crowd and is filled with fun and good local music.

So make yourself seen for this years annual SOS Spring Safari in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Who knows, you might just find your new annual event to look forward to!

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Yes We Have Specials!

We often get calls from vacationing families asking if we have specials on any of our condo rentals. The answer is always the same – YES! – and we’d love to show them to you!

North Myrtle Beach accommodationsWhy pay full price on your North Myrtle Beach accommodations when you can save money by staying in any one of the units that are having a special. These are top quality rentals that come fully furnished and are well equipped with everything you need. Amenities include on-site covered parking, oceanfront pool, lazy river, Jacuzzi / indoor pool, exercise room, outdoor BBQ grills, high speed internet and large oceanfront balconies.

Right now you can save 25% off spring rates on these North Myrtle Beach accommodations. Stay 3 nights or more now through April 30 and receive 25% off your rate. Book now for your best selection and availability of condos. Offers are not valid on pre-existing reservations or in conjunction with any other offer. Some rentals are not included in this special deal.

It’s not too late to be making your summer reservations either, especially if you want to same some money. Hot summer rates offer you up to 20% off your rental. Stay 7 nights arriving June 1 or June 8 and save 20% on your stay. Or stay 7 nights June 15 through August 31 and save 10% on your stay. It’s a winning deal no matter when you come! Offers are not valid on pre-existing reservations or in conjunction with any other offer. Some rentals are not included in this special deal.

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The Area Has So Much To Offer

While the Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand region is known for their  championship golf, there are plenty of other things to do here besides golf and go to the beach. We realize that some of you would prefer to spend all of your time on the courses, day in and day out, but in most cases you’ll have some time off of the courses to check out the area and all it has to offer. Believe it or not, there are also  people who don’t ever play golf at all. So when you’re looking for things to do outside of your North Myrtle Beach condo rental you might consider some of the local events and entertainment venues that the area offers.

Take a trip to Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing and explore all the shops, entertainment venues and restaurants. For those who enjoy live theatre or dinner theatre, check out the many venues for theatre including Palace Theatre, Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Dixie Stampede, Legends in Concert, Carolina Improv Company and Medieval Times, to name a few.

MB PelicansIf you enjoy a good baseball game, and who doesn’t, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Minor League Baseball team will be playing home games in Myrtle Beach this summer with fireworks following these select games, weather permitting. For April the home games will be April 15-17, and 22-28. All games start at 7:05 p.m. and are held at BB&T Coastal Field in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

Once you set foot away from your comfortable North Myrtle Beach condo rental, with the beach so close and the pools and other amenities, you’ll see just what you’re missing! Just remember, just as with golf, all things in moderation!

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Murrells Inlet 2020 MarshWalk Masters

The wildly popular Murrells Inlet 2020 MarshWalk Masters takes place on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Put on your knickers and putt yourself through the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk stopping at restaurants and shops along the way. This is such great fun! If you’ve  never participated let this be the year you do!

ishot-11Play the hole at each of the nine stops on the tour and the lowest score wins! The 1st Place prize is a whooping $500 cash! Additional prizes will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd Place and Best Dressed Golfer.

Enjoy the beautiful Marshwalk views and watch the Augusta Masters on TVs along the stops while you play. An After Party and Awards Ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. at one of the hole locations. The registration fee is $20 per player (over 12) and $15 per player (under 12). Proceeds benefit Murrells Inlet 2020. Call 843-357-2007 with questions or for more information.

A String Serenade will be performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach. Music selections from the Baroque, Romantic period and 20th century will be performed by the string orchestra. Songs by Handle, Barber, Britten and Tchaikovsky will be performed in the show presented by The Long Bay Symphony. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Join us at this performance, won’t you?

It’s not too early to be making your reservations for a summer vacation if you’re planning to stay at our lovely North Shore Villas North Myrtle Beach. Check our Specials page to see what sort of deals we have going on and then either give us a call at (800) 367-6515 or go online to the North Shore Villas North Myrtle Beach page of our website and make your reservations online. We look forward to meeting you!

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Join Us in the Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held on Friday, April 5 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Grand Park in Market Common, Myrtle Beach. The event is free to the public, tobacco free, alcohol free, family friendly and fun! All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsThere will be inflatables, all kinds of food, games, music, dancing and walking. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. and goes until 7:00 a.m. the next morning. Local businesses, organizations, schools, friends and clubs form teams. They each have a campsite around the track and their team members take turns walking. The short reason why we go over night is that cancer never sleeps.

Opening ceremonies celebrate those who are cancer survivors. Cancer survivors take the first lap. Around 10 p.m. there will be a candle light vigil to remember those that lost their battle to cancer and at 7 a.m. a pledge to continue to fight back against cancer takes place.

Grand Strand Resorts supports events like Relay for Life through publicizing events and often by attendance as well. We encourage you to attend as well, regardless of whether you are a resident of the area or you’re just here visiting. Bring your family together and form your own team or offer to join in on an existing one. All are welcome to participate in this worthy cause.

When you’re looking for outstanding North Myrtle Beach condo rentals take a look at what we have to offer you. We have many spacious yet affordable North Myrtle Beach condo rentals that are just steps from the water or a golf course. Choose from among the many we have available. You can’t go wrong when you book your rental with us!

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Happy Easter to Everyone

Easter Sunday is tomorrow and if you’ve never attended a sunrise service you really should take the time to do so. There’s a lot to be said for spending Easter Sunday worship at the oceanfront so early in the morning. If you’re able to attend a service at sunrise, by all means, try to get yourself there. It’s a phenomenal experience you will not soon forget. We’ll post about some of the beachfront Easter services we know about.

Windy Hill Dunes condo rentalsBarefoot Church, 701 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, will hold a Sunrise Baptism on Easter Sunday at the end of Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Call (843) 280-1270 for more information.

The Grand Strand Baptist Church will hold an Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. at the 2nd Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach. The main Easter service will be held at 11 a.m. at the church. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. For more info call (843) 236-2233.

Myrtle Beach Travel Park at 10108 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach, offers a Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday on the beach in Myrtle Beach. Dress is casual. Call (800) 255-3568
 with questions.

If you’re making plans to be here and are in need of accommodations, check out the Windy Hill Dunes condo rentals on our website. These are very spacious condos that are beautifully decorated and are well-appointed. You’re going to just love them!

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The following two events take place today on behalf of the Easter holiday. The Town of Surfside Beach will host a  Surfside Beach Easter Egg Hunt at Martin Field at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The address is 499 Spanish Oak Drive, Surfside Beach. Call (843) 650-9548 for more info.

Fireworks Extravaganza will take place on Saturday, March 30 at 9 p.m. Celebrating Easter Weekend, Broadway at the Beach presents a spectacular fireworks extravaganza, sponsored by Helicopter Adventures. The show begins at 9 p.m. and will be held over Lake Broadway.

All of us at Grand Strand Resorts would like to wish a Happy Easter to you and yours! Give us a call if we can show you any of our Windy Hill Dunes condo rentals. It’s a place that will surely have you wondering why it took you so long to arrive.

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