Recipes Perfect for a Day at the Beach

You’ve found your perfect spot on the beach for the day, put on your sunscreen, set up the chairs and settled in. But then your stomach growls. Instead of going back to the house for something to eat (and missing prime tanning time), we’ve put together some beach-friendly recipes that can easily be stored in a cooler until your ready to for a mid-vacation day snack. These easy-to-prepare and easier-to-eat recipes will have your stomach full in no time and let you carry on with your beach day interruption free:

Wraps

Martha Stewart understands how easy wraps can be to make and to eat. They’re perfect for a beach day too! Her Mediterranean Chicken Wrap only takes 10 minutes to prepare and is a healthy way to stay full all day. Fresh chicken, olive tapenade and artichoke hearts combined with your toes in the ocean will take your vacation to the next level of luxury.

A California Turkey Wrap is another easy and healthy solution to the age-old questions of, “Mom, I’m hungry, what’s for lunch?” Don’t worry about bringing the sandy and salty kids in for a meal. This recipe is easy, delicious, and healthy. Worried the kids might not be crazy about the avocado? Leave it off. We’re pretty sure they’d be fine with turkey and bacon before hitting the waves again.

Salads

What better snack to have at the beach than a big bowl of fresh fruit? If you want to get your tropical vacation on, you should definitely try the Ginormous Fruit Salad Surprise. The combination of fresh blueberries and cucumbers is perfect for a summer treat that will help you beat the heat. Make a fresh bowl and refrigerate it overnight before hitting the beach in the morning, and you’ll have a refreshing cold treat all day.

For a salad with a little more sustenance but the same amount of refreshment, try the Spinach and White Bean Salad with Orange and Grapefruit. This citrus filled salad only takes 15 minutes to prepare and is loaded with healthy ingredients to keep you full until dinner time. The cannellini beans combined with grapefruit is the best combination of sweet and savory while you’re soaking up the sun.

Easy Bites

If you’re not completely sold on eating an entire lunch on the beach, maybe you just want some fresh and easy snacks to get you by. Watermelon Feta Bruschetta is easy to make and even easier to eat since it comes on skewers. Surprise all your friends and family with this pretty (and healthy) treat. Fresh watermelon drizzled with a balsamic reduction and fresh mint will take your beach day from “where’s the beachball?” to “where’s my butler?”.

If you’re just looking for something easy for everyone to enjoy, look no further than this Beach Bum Chex Mix. Perfect for younger kids and adults who are too busy having fun to sit down and properly eat a lunch, this Chex mix is a great grab and go snack. Goldfish crackers make it a fun theme for the little ones, and the dry ranch dressing mix packs it with flavor. When you’re just needing something easy and quick, this is definitely the go-to that will be loved by your entire beach crew.

One last suggestion for your beach-friendly recipes and snacks: pack your to-go recipes in reusable containers instead of plastic bags that can blow away and liter the beach!

Best Beach Games to Play On Vacation

The perfect beach day looks a little different for every person. While some may enjoy spending the day soaking up the sun in a beach chair with a good book, others may want to be riding the waves on a boogie board or building the ultimate sand castle. If you’re the type that wants to add some fun and games to your time on the beach, there are numerous options. We’ve put together a list of our four favorite beach games:CornholeThis classic tailgating game is also a great activity for beach days. Two teams compete against each other to reach 21 points by throwing bean bags at a ramp with one small hole in the middle. If you already have a cornhole set for your backyard, you can just pack that up and bring it with you to the beach. If not, there are plenty of options to purchase a cornhole set online, or you can build one yourself with these instructions. See the game rules here.Bucket BallEver played beer pong in college? This is basically that collegiate classic, but beach sized. Instead of Solo cups and ping pong balls, you use large buckets and tennis-sized balls. You can either make the game yourself with 3-gallon buckets or pails from the dollar store and a pack of tennis balls or buy the official BucketBall set here.See the game rules here.BocceThis is another classic game that’s perfect for the beach. Think of it a little bit like Olympic curling, but a bit simpler and on the sand with balls instead of stones. Up to four players compete in teams to get their balls the closest to the “jack” or little white ball, often knocking their competitors’ balls out of the way in the process. Find balls that are weighted correctly is crucial to getting the most enjoyment with this game, so do your search on different bocce ball sets before purchasing.See game rules here.SpikeballPerhaps the most active of the four beach games, Spikeball is one of the newest hot games for the beach. Described as a hybrid cross between foursquare and volleyball, this is a fast-paced game where two teams compete to reach 21 points by hitting a ball towards a circular net. Players often get so into it that they’ll find themselves diving for the ball. You can order your official Spikeball set here.See the game rules here.

Supplies For the Ultimate Myrtle Beach Spring Break

It may only be February, but we can all admit we’ve got Spring Break on our minds. As the weather warms up, Myrtle Beach will soon be bustling with spring break goers and vacationers ready to soak up the sun. If you’re planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach this spring, check out this list of essential supplies for the ultimate beach getaway:Shop here

Waterproof bluetooth speaker

Music makes any day better, especially a day on the beach. There are hundreds of waterproof, portable bluetooth speakers on the market that are perfect for an afternoon in the sand.Shop here

Spike Beach Cup Holders

Tired of your drink getting all sandy? Thankfully a good samaritan invented a handy cup holder specifically for the beach. The spikes dig into the sand and let you keep your beverage sand-free.Shop here

Folding Beach wagon

With all this other cool stuff you’re getting for your beach vacation, you’ll need a better way to transport it. Forget the cumbersome tote bags and go for a folding beach wagon. You can easily get your umbrella, towels, cooler, books and anything else quickly and painlessly to the beach.Shop here

Waterproof sunscreen

Vacation is all fun and games until someone gets sunburnt. Don’t forget to pack some waterproof sunscreen for your spring break beach getaway. Just because it’s not summer yet doesn’t mean the sun won’t damage your skin!Shop here

Portable cooler

If you plan to spend the entire day at the beach, you’re going to need a portable cooler to keep your snacks and drinks cold all day long. Throw in a bag of ice or a couple ice packs and you’re all set to soak up the sun from morning to night. Shop here

Fun floaties

Whether you’re at the pool or out in the ocean, floaties are the way to relax on the water this vacation. Don’t settle for the boring, traditional circles. Instead, pick out your favorite animal or food in floatie version!If you still haven’t booked your spring break vacation in Myrtle Beach, don’t wait any longer! Dates are filling fast, but you can search all our available rental properties here. Sea you soon!

5 Vacation Rentals For Your 2018 Spring Break Beach Getaway

We’ve got some great news for you — the official start of spring is less than 2 months away! That means it’s prime time to start planning your spring break vacation. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront home big enough for multiple families or a smaller, more private house a few blocks back, Surfside Realty has the perfect rental for you. Check out some of our favorite spring break rental properties:

Above The Mango Deck

This Surfside Beach vacation rental is set 3 rows back from the beach and can sleep up to 14 guests in its 4 bedrooms. With a private pool and hot tub and an outdoor grill on the patio, this house is perfect for afternoons spent lounging in the sun and grilling up some burgers. Only a few spots are left in March and April 2018, so reserve your stay soon!

Just Chillin’

Want to bring your dog with you on your spring vacation? Just Chillin’ in Surfside Beach is one of the best choices out there! This pet-friendly, 4 bedroom home is on the ocean and has its own private pool, hot tub and beach walkway. There are still a couple weeks left in March and April, so book now!

Jo’s Horizon

Going in on a big group vacation? Jo’s Horizon in Murrells Inlet is large enough for up to 18 people! This vacation rental has a total of 7 bedrooms, many of them with an ocean view. Relax on the private sundeck or spend an evening in the large hot tub after a day in the backyard (aka the beach). Call your friends and reserve your stay at this giant oceanfront home this spring.

Southern Belle

If a large private pool is a top priority for your spring break rental, Southern Belle in Garden City Beach will be a dream come true. With a 25′ by 13′ private swimming pool and a 9′ by 7′ kiddie pool, you have plenty of space to float around in the water all week. On top of that, Southern Belle has oceanfront access, 2 covered porches, a charcoal grill and space to sleep up to 16 people. Book your spring break stay while prime weeks are still available.

Sea Cloisters I 203B

For those looking for a spring break vacation property but who don’t need space for a large group or have a smaller budget, this oceanfront condo is a great option. Sea Cloisters I 203B has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 9 people. Guests have access to the complex pool and the beach. Enjoy ocean views from your bedroom or the private balcony. This condo is available in March for only $683 a week plus fees. Don’t miss out on this amazing deal on a beautiful vacation condo!

5 Vacation Rentals For Your 2018 Spring Break Beach Getaway

We’ve got some great news for you — the official start of spring is less than 2 months away! That means it’s prime time to start planning your spring break vacation. Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront home big enough for multiple families or a smaller, more private house a few blocks back, Surfside Realty has the perfect rental for you. Check out some of our favorite spring break rental properties:

Above The Mango Deck

This Surfside Beach vacation rental is set 3 rows back from the beach and can sleep up to 14 guests in its 4 bedrooms. With a private pool and hot tub and an outdoor grill on the patio, this house is perfect for afternoons spent lounging in the sun and grilling up some burgers. Only a few spots are left in March and April 2018, so reserve your stay soon!

Just Chillin’

Want to bring your dog with you on your spring vacation? Just Chillin’ in Surfside Beach is one of the best choices out there! This pet-friendly, 4 bedroom home is on the ocean and has its own private pool, hot tub and beach walkway. There are still a couple weeks left in March and April, so book now!

Jo’s Horizon

Going in on a big group vacation? Jo’s Horizon in Murrells Inlet is large enough for up to 18 people! This vacation rental has a total of 7 bedrooms, many of them with an ocean view. Relax on the private sundeck or spend an evening in the large hot tub after a day in the backyard (aka the beach). Call your friends and reserve your stay at this giant oceanfront home this spring.

Southern Belle

If a large private pool is a top priority for your spring break rental, Southern Belle in Garden City Beach will be a dream come true. With a 25′ by 13′ private swimming pool and a 9′ by 7′ kiddie pool, you have plenty of space to float around in the water all week. On top of that, Southern Belle has oceanfront access, 2 covered porches, a charcoal grill and space to sleep up to 16 people. Book your spring break stay while prime weeks are still available.

Sea Cloisters I 203B

For those looking for a spring break vacation property but who don’t need space for a large group or have a smaller budget, this oceanfront condo is a great option. Sea Cloisters I 203B has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 9 people. Guests have access to the complex pool and the beach. Enjoy ocean views from your bedroom or the private balcony. This condo is available in March for only $683 a week plus fees. Don’t miss out on this amazing deal on a beautiful vacation condo!

Planning Your New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to start planning our night of celebration as we ring in 2018! For those lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach during this festive time of year, there are many events and parties to choose from, no matter what your age. Below are four of these exciting New Year’s Eve bashes and links to find more information:House of Blues New Year’s Eve Dinner & DanceEnjoy a night of dinner and dancing as you ring in the new year! The cost is $84.95 per person which gets you in for the four-course dinner and live music event. Tickets also get you a gift certificate for two free tickets to a future 2018 show complimentary champagne toast at midnight and New Year’s Eve themed party favors. The party starts at 7 pm, and you won’t want to miss it.Hard Rock Cafe New Year’s Eve BashFor those 21 and up, Hard Rock Cafe is throwing a New Year’s Eve Bash you won’t forget! All guests can enjoy live entertainment by Diversity, a live simulcast from New York’s Times Square, complimentary appetizer buffet and balloon drop at midnight. Tickets start at $35 per person in advance and $40 per person the day off. VIP tickets will include a four-course meal and champagne service for $290 a couple. Call (843) 946-0007 ext. 208 for tickets.Ripley’s Aquarium Kids-Only New Year’s Eve SleepoverWhile adults head to those 21+ parties, Ripley’s Aquarium is hosting a kids-only New Year’s Eve party of their own. Parents can drop their kids off at 8 pm at the aquarium for a fun sleepover with karaoke, food, movies, dancing and a ball drop at midnight! The party is open to kids ages 6 to 12 and reservations are required. Call Ripley’s Aquarium at (843) 916-0888 ext. 3226 for ticket prices and to make your child’s reservation!Southern Times Square at The Market CommonThis year marks the third annual Southern Times Square at The Market Common from 7 pm to midnight. The entire family can come enjoy a southern style twist on the New York Times Square New Year’s Eve party. There will be two stages with live music, food and drinks, face painting, dancing and fireworks at midnight. They’ll also be a live stream of the New York New Year’s celebration and their very own ball drop. Admission is free, too!You can make the celebration last an entire week as well by booking one of our many vacation properties. Spend New Year’s day relaxing on the beach or by the pool! Search for available rental properties here, and have a safe and fun-filled New Years!

Planning Your New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to start planning our night of celebration as we ring in 2018! For those lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach during this festive time of year, there are many events and parties to choose from, no matter what your age. Below are four of these exciting New Year’s Eve bashes and links to find more information:House of Blues New Year’s Eve Dinner & DanceEnjoy a night of dinner and dancing as you ring in the new year! The cost is $84.95 per person which gets you in for the four-course dinner and live music event. Tickets also get you a gift certificate for two free tickets to a future 2018 show complimentary champagne toast at midnight and New Year’s Eve themed party favors. The party starts at 7 pm, and you won’t want to miss it.Hard Rock Cafe New Year’s Eve BashFor those 21 and up, Hard Rock Cafe is throwing a New Year’s Eve Bash you won’t forget! All guests can enjoy live entertainment by Diversity, a live simulcast from New York’s Times Square, complimentary appetizer buffet and balloon drop at midnight. Tickets start at $35 per person in advance and $40 per person the day off. VIP tickets will include a four-course meal and champagne service for $290 a couple. Call (843) 946-0007 ext. 208 for tickets.Ripley’s Aquarium Kids-Only New Year’s Eve SleepoverWhile adults head to those 21+ parties, Ripley’s Aquarium is hosting a kids-only New Year’s Eve party of their own. Parents can drop their kids off at 8 pm at the aquarium for a fun sleepover with karaoke, food, movies, dancing and a ball drop at midnight! The party is open to kids ages 6 to 12 and reservations are required. Call Ripley’s Aquarium at (843) 916-0888 ext. 3226 for ticket prices and to make your child’s reservation!Southern Times Square at The Market CommonThis year marks the third annual Southern Times Square at The Market Common from 7 pm to midnight. The entire family can come enjoy a southern style twist on the New York Times Square New Year’s Eve party. There will be two stages with live music, food and drinks, face painting, dancing and fireworks at midnight. They’ll also be a live stream of the New York New Year’s celebration and their very own ball drop. Admission is free, too!You can make the celebration last an entire week as well by booking one of our many vacation properties. Spend New Year’s day relaxing on the beach or by the pool! Search for available rental properties here, and have a safe and fun-filled New Years!

Happy Holidays from Everyone at Seaside Rentals!

With the holiday season upon us once again why not treat yourself to a luxurious vacation in one of our holiday home rentals. A comfortable stay in one of our private vacation homes is a super way to bring in the New Year in style. Reserve something oceanfront and you?ll be able to enjoy the fireworks up and down the coast during this festive time of the year. After all the planning, decorating and shopping for Christmas now it?s your turn to take a break and treat yourself to something special over the holidays.Happy Holidays from All of Us at Seaside Rentals! At Seaside Rentals our luxurious holiday vacation rentals provide you with far more space than would find in any hotel room. Don?t spend the holidays elbow to elbow with others this year. Not when you can comfortably stay in any one of our large and luxurious holiday rentals where you will have everything you need to enjoy the holidays with your family in your home-away-from-home .http://www.marketcommonmb.com/event/a-southern-times-square-new-years-eve/The area offers lots of events for the holidays and when you stay with us you?ll be in close proximity to all of them. If you?re looking for an exceptional place to go on New Year?s Eve check out New Year?s Eve at Market Common. Their Southern Times Square will feature a mirror ball drop, two stages with live music, fireworks and more lasting all day long!You can view our holiday vacation rentals on our website and when you?re ready to secure a rental, give us a call at 1-866-252-9930 and we?d be happy to assist. From all of us at Seaside Rentals, we wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season!  

6 Vacation Homes to Spend a Month in This Winter

The holidays are in full swing and that means visits from extended family, awkward dinner conversations and overwhelming crowds everywhere you go. With all the hustle and bustle and stress of the season, we’ll all probably need a vacation once the new year rolls around. Surfside Realty has just the remedy for you: a month on the beach in a beautiful vacation home or condo. With smaller crowds and an average daily temperature of around 60°F, you’ll quickly feel rested and rejuvenated. Check out some of our favorite monthly winter rental properties:PlayPlaceLocated in Surfside Beach, PlayPlace is a colorful four-bedroom oceanfront home. Enjoy a private walkway to the beach, full kitchen, hardwood flooring, covered parking and ocean views from every room when you stay in PlayPlace for a month this winter. Go here to check availability and book your stay.Sea Cloister II 105BThis first-floor oceanfront condo in Surfside Beach is perfect for a couple or smaller family to spend the winter in enjoying Myrtle Beach’s fine weather. With three bedrooms, two baths a screened private balcony and shared pool, you’ll spend the month in style and comfort at Sea Cloister II 105B. Check availability and book your stay here.Windswept 201This charming and cozy oceanfront condo in Surfside Beach is a wonderful spot to spend a month this winter. While smaller, this condo provides vacationers with a shared pool, ocean views, private balcony and a full kitchen. See more pictures, check availability and reserve your month-long stay here.A Beach DaySpend one month this winter with an ocean view and private heated pool when you stay at A Beach day in Surfside Beach. This five bedroom, four bath home sleeps up to 16 people and offers covered porches, balconies, and an open sundeck. Vacationers at A Beach Day can even bring their dogs to stay with them. Find more information, check availability and book your month-long stay here.Portobello I Unit 318Located on the second row from the beach in Surfside Beach, SC, Portobello I Unit 318 is a stunning home with space for the whole family. When you stay here you’ll have full use of the four bedrooms, shared swimming pool, covered parking, oceanview porches and master bath jacuzzi. Rent a golf cart for your stay to scoot around Myrtle Beach like a true local. Go here to check availability and book your stay.Just PeachyIf you’re looking for a larger home to rent for a month this winter, Just Peachy is a perfect choice. This five bedroom home sleeps 14 people comfortably and provides a handicap accessible elevator. Vacationers in this home will have access to the private pool, full kitchen, and private balconies and be just a short walk to the beach. Check out monthly availability and reserve your stay here.

Benefits of Spending Your Winter In Myrtle Beach

Is the weather outside your window frightful? Throughout most of the country, temperatures are dropping and snow is beginning to fall. Meanwhile, we’re enjoying beach days in the mild South Carolina weather, and you can join us! See the benefits of spending your winter in Myrtle Beach:Get more sunshineLack of exposure to sunlight is one of the leading causes of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)While it might not be bikini weather, winter at the beach still offers more opportunities to soak up some sunshine and improve your mood! Not only will the additional sunlight fight off the winter blues, the ocean air and sound of the sea has also been proven to have psychological benefits.Stay in shapeWhile the sub-zero temperatures in other parts of the country might deter many from working out, the cooler but mild weather in Myrtle Beach is perfect for getting active. You can go for a jog on the beach, or take a swim in colder water (which is actually very good for you). If swimming isn’t for you, you can find basketball games to join and sand volleyball courts year round.All the activities without the crowdsMyrtle Beach is wonderful any time of year, but it certainly is nice to explore the town without the bustling summer crowds. Many of the loved attractions including the SkyWheel and Ripley’s Aquarium. You can also knock out some of your holiday shopping at our outlet malls and boardwalk stores. Add in shorter waits at your favorite restaurants and less crowded golf courses and you’ve got a month of excitement planned out.Find rental dealsIf the above reasons aren’t enough to convince you, how about the idea of saving money on vacation properties? Many of our rental houses and condos offer discounted weekly rates in the off season and some even offer month-long stays for an unbeatable price. Find some of our ongoing specials here, or contact our office at 800-833-8231 for a list of all monthly winter rental properties.