How to Find the Perfect Family Vacation Rental

How to Find the Perfect Family Vacation Rental

 

Everyone wants to find the perfect family vacation rental for their trip to the beach. There are some things to keep in mind when you are ready to start your search. Once you know what you want and need, it’s so much easier to recognize it when you find it.

 

Here are some guidelines to follow to help you find the perfect vacation rental for your family, no matter what size it may be.

 

1. Decide on a price range.

Know how much you can afford to spend before you even start looking for a vacation rental, then be sure to stick to it.
 
2. List your non-negotiable needs for a vacation rental.

It’s important to determine the size of the home you need before you begin looking. Are you bringing children? Babies? You’ll want to stay somewhere with lots of amenities that appeal to them and provide the gear you’ll need for a comfortable stay.
 
3. Choosing the right location.

We have accommodations close to the ocean and some within view of it. Do you want to be able to walk to play golf? Do you want to be set off by yourselves close to nature or would you prefer to be located oceanfront? Keep in mind the location of the home is reflected in the price.
 
4. What are the amenities most important to you?

Our vast inventory of vacation rentals include furnished homes that are nicely decorated, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, swimming pools, tennis, free high speed Internet, and in some cases, hot tubs, Jacuzzis and more.
 
5. Read on-site reviews from former guests.

Take a look at what other people have said about their past experiences and take a look at the photos. This way you can be sure about what you’re getting. Then, if you enjoyed your stay, be one of those former guests that goes online and posts a positive review for others.

 

It’s never too early to make vacation plans no matter what time of the year you’re coming. Check out our Specials, Deals, and Last Minute Bids for some great rates! If you have any questions, give Booe Realty a call at 800-845-0647. We look forward to talking with you!

 

Is That Santa Staying in One of Our Holiday Rental Properties

If this is the year you’re hoping to get a glimpse of that big jolly fellow dressed in red and white, you’re in luck! He’s been spotted right here in Myrtle Beach at the Coastal Grand Mall! For those intending to spend the holidays in one of our holiday rental properties, you won’t have far to travel to see him! In fact, we’re wondering if he might possibly be staying in one of our rental properties too!

 

Visit Santa in Myrtle BeachAccording to the mall officials, Santa Claus is expected to be at Center Court in the Coastal Grand Mall on Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. through Christmas Eve. They said Santa has to take breaks now and again to feed and check on his reindeer. That’s usually between 1-2 p.m., 5-6 p.m., and on Sundays from 3-3:30 p.m. Just like us, they’re accustomed to eating on a regular schedule.

 

Santa Photo Gift Packages are being offered at a wide assortment of prices. Special Santa Paws will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. This is when your furry, four-legged family members can visit with Santa and have their picture taken as well. Be sure to keep them on a leash or in a carrier though! Santa hasn’t the time to chase animals through the mall or wait while you do!

 

The Market Common is offering a full range of events from now until Christmas that includes Music in the Streets held from 2-5 p.m. each Saturday through Dec. 19. Also on Saturdays, from 12-4 p.m., there will be a Holiday Bazaar along Howard Avenue at The Market Common where seasonal craft vendors are offering live greens, fresh foods and more.

 

Carriage_Rides

 

Every year many people look forward to the complimentary Holiday Carriage Rides at The Market Common. They will be available from 5-8 p.m. on Dec. 13, 20, 21, 22 and 23 throughout the holiday season. Carriages will stop in front of Dolce Lusso Salon and take you on a free spin through the complex.

 

All of us at Booe Realty wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and happy holiday season from beginning to end!

 

Where to Spend Thanksgiving This Year

Do you know where you’re spending the Thanksgiving holiday this year? It’s not too soon to decide! Maybe this should be the year you begin a new tradition for your family. Whether it’s your first holiday as a single adult, you’re newly married or you’ve had 50+ holidays behind you already, it’s a great time to experience your first Thanksgiving at the beach!

Where to Spend Thanksgiving This Year

We have a large assortment of condominium rentals with spacious suites that include balconies offering fabulous coastal views both to the north and to the south, well-equipped kitchens for preparing any size meal, spacious dining and living rooms and everything you’d need for a comfortable stay.

Where to Spend Thanksgiving This Year

If you’d prefer to be in one of our vacation homes rather than a condo, we have many of those as well that are located oceanfront, oceanview, and homes located further back. We have delightful homes in Myrtle Beach’s Golden Mile District that come with heated swimming pools and pet friendly choices.

Where to Spend Thanksgiving This Year

For those planning on being here but that don’t want to deal with preparing a holiday meal, there are many restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area that are offering Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s a run down of a few of them:

 

California Dreaming
10429 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach • (843) 215-5255

 

Captain George’s
1401 29th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach • 843-916-2278

 

Carolina Roadhouse
4617 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach • (843) 497-9911

 

Fiesta del Burro Loco
960 Jason Boulevard, Myrtle Beach • (843) 626-1756

 

Hard Rock Café
1322 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach

 

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse
2920 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach • (843) 839-0777

 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
8211 Marina Way, Myrtle Beach • (843) 839-9500‎

 

Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern
1004 Glenforest Road, Myrtle Beach • (843) 903-3150

 

Simply Southern Smokehouse
1913 Mr. Joe White Ave, Myrtle Beach • (843) 839-1913

 

All of us at Booe Realty would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving this year!

What’s Going On This Halloween Around the Grand Strand

Lucky vacationers and residents alike will have plenty of things to do this Halloween. Choose your own level of scary this year! The following are just some of this year’s Halloween events already taking place in the local area. Come on out and get your “Boo!” on while staying with Booe Realty.

 

Boardwalk Fright Nights
Boardwalk Fright Nights
Boardwalk Fright Nights will be held every Friday and Saturday from October 2-31, 2015 along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for the Halloween season. Stroll down the boardwalk and Ocean Boulevard and watch out for live zombies! Party with the undead and take in some live music. Discounts will be available for rides and other attractions downtown.

 

Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Low Country
Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Low Country
For those looking for something different than trick or treating check out The Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Lowcountry. It’s is a storytelling festival that revolves around the historic town of Conway, South Carolina. Storytellers will share their spooky tales about the town and take you on a 60-minute tour around Conway.

Ghost Walks are from October 22-24 at the Conway Visitor Center and will begin at 7 p.m. and depart every 15 minutes. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Reservations are suggested or tickets can be purchased at the Conway Visitor Center. Tours starts at the box office every 15 minutes until 8:45 p.m.

 

Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream

The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex will be transformed into a safe haven for the thrill seekers of North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Open to all ages, the Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with Coastal Carolina University’s Recreation Management class, converts the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex into a spooktacular site for an array of activities to include hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and much more. Scare free and Scare Zones offer a variety of excitement levels that is sure to satisfy all.

Please call the Rec Check Hotline at (843) 280-5570, ext. 1 for weather information and weather updates by 4 p.m. for Howl-O-Scream. The rain date for this event will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

 

Whose Haunting Is It Anyway?
Whose Haunting Is It Anyway? at Carolina Improv
Dress up in your Halloween costumes and head to Uptown Theater for “Whose Haunting Is It Anyway?” performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31. The hilarious improv show will create a comedy show from audience suggestions based on Halloween, horror movies, spooky things and anything you can think of. Wear your costume to receive a free ticket to a future show. This show is for ages 18 and up. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased on the Carolina Improv website.

 

From all of us at Booe Realty — Have a safe and happy Halloween!

5 Local Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

As Autumn approaches the number of festivals taking place in the Myrtle Beach area increases. While things like the beachfront, the ocean waves, amusement and water parks are always here for locals and vacationers alike, the festivals come around just once a year. Following are five of the most popular local festivals that you won’t want to miss! All are just a short distance from the vacation accommodations we can supply you with at Booe Realty.

St. John’s Greek Festival
5 Local Festivals You Won't Want to Miss
The St. John’s Greek Festival is a four day event sponsored by and held in the Fellowship Hall at St. John’s Orthodox Church of Myrtle Beach. Taking place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day from Thursday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 27.

Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival

5 Local Festivals You Won't Want to Miss
This is an annual event that takes place at the Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet. Beginning Friday, Sept. 25 from noon to 6 p.m. the event is held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. Featuring more than 100 of the finest artisans, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians. Please, no dogs or other pets at the festival. Daily festival admission fee is $8 for adults. A multi-day pass is available for $10. Visitors 15 years old and younger are admitted free with an adult. Admission to the park during the festival is also free. Free festival admission to Park Passport Plus holders, and three guests.

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art

5 Local Festivals You Won't Want to Miss
This very popular annual festival features musical performances and art throughout the town of Pawleys Island from Friday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 27. A wide assortment of events make up this festival including Chalk Under the Oaks, Food & Wine Gala, musical performances and more. Many free events and others with varying ticket prices.

2015 Brunswick County Intercultural Festival

5 Local Festivals You Won't Want to Miss
The Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is an annual event that brings families, individuals, children of all ages, schools, churches, local businesses, and residents of Brunswick County together on a journey to learn, understand, celebrates the diverse culture represented in our communities. Held at Brunswick Community College the festival runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 and is open to the public.

Irish Italian International Festival

5 Local Festivals You Won't Want to Miss
This year marks the 12th Annual Irish Italian International Festival taking place at 421 Main St., in North Myrtle Beach. This free event is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. The event will be held whether it’s sunny or raining. This one-day event is fun for the whole family! It includes food, live music, street performers, vendors, dance groups and more! There will be a contest for best entree, best dessert and best decorated. One of the favorites of the day is the spaghetti-eating contest! This event is free for the whole family!

Come Out and Enjoy Free Movies Under the Stars

With summer winding down this month is one of the best months to be at the beach this summer. What makes it so? The temperatures are the warmest in August, the ocean is the temperature of warm bath water and there are still tons of free activities taking place around the Grand Strand region. If you don’t already have plans for the next three Friday nights, how about bringing the family to Valor Park at The Market Common to enjoy free Movies Under the Stars. Movies start at dust and last approx. two hours. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on.

 

August 14 – Finding Nemo

Come Out and Enjoy Free Movies Under the Stars 

 

August 21 – An American Tail

Come Out and Enjoy Free Movies Under the Stars

 

August 28 – Beetle Juice

Come Out and Enjoy Free Movies Under the Stars

Hot Summer Nights on the Boardwalk

You can’t come to Myrtle Beach and not experience everything that is taking place on the Boardwalk. The shops, restaurants, SkyWheel and year-round festivals being held every day make this a “Must See” on your list of places to visit and things to do. This time of year “Hot Summer Nights” is heating up the Grand Strand.

 

Hot Summer Nights on the BoardwalkFrom June through August Myrtle Beach comes alive every night with different free events taking place along the Boardwalk. These weekly events start with Monday’s Kids Carnival

 

Live Music and Bands perform every night of the week from June 9 through Sept 6, on any of the 3 stages. Music lovers can hear the hottest bands in the area live at the “I Love Sugar” stage in Plyler Park. This free concert series includes local and regional rock, country, jazz, pop, reggae, R&B, funk bands and more. Sponsored by The Brittain Resorts, Moe Moons & The Beach House Bar & Grill, and Holiday Sands North.

 

On Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. there will be Live Music on the “Oceanfront Stage” stage on 9th Avenue Corner plus more music on the I Love Sugar Stage in Plyler Park. Sponsored by Oceanfront Bar and Grill, The Bowery, and Peaches.

 

How about ending the night with a big bang! Find a place along the beach for a blanket and experience the highest Fireworks Show along the Grand Strand. It is held every Wednesday through August 26 off the 2nd Ave Pier, at 10:00 p.m. Sponsored by The Bay View Resort.

Hot Summer Nights on the Boardwalk
Every Friday between August 14-28 the show, Boardwalk’s Got Talent will take place. A mix of talented performers will compete for over $1,000 in prizes for their top acts!

 

Every Friday between July 3-August 7 will be Battle of the Bands. National bands will be coming in from all over. Sponsored by Reverb Nation, The Outlaw Nation, and Oceanfront Bar and Grill, The Bowery, Peaches Corner, SURGE magazine, Bargain Beachwear, Sam Ash Music. This event will also feature various vendors, The Budweiser Beer Garden and 5 great bands every Friday night battling it out. They will do their final battle on Oct 11 at the Annual Oktoberfest for over $5000 in prize packages.

 

Sunday celebrations are reserved for Inspirational Music bringing in a variety of contemporary Christian/ Rock. The National Headliners will be on the Boardwalk Stage on the oceanfront pavilion site between 8th and 9th Ave N from June 21- July 26. These events are sponsored by the Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront, Downtown Ministries, & Ground Zero.

 

Then Sunday Celebrations continue over on the I Love Sugar Stage for the regional bands from August 2-Sept 6 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

 

The best part is that you never know who you will meet on the Boardwalk! It could be Elvis, a Princess, or your favorite Super Hero! There are all kinds of street performers of all types up and down the Entertainment Boardwalk District! You won’t want to miss it and when you stay with Booe Realty you’ll be close enough not to!

Best Spots to Celebrate the Fourth of July

This year is the 239th year that we have been a nation. On July 4th each year we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. As one of the original 13 colonies, South Carolina knows how to celebrate in a big way! With 60 miles of soft, white, sandy beachfront, delicious food, festivals, entertainment and amusement parks, the best fireworks ever (and more!) await your arrival. If you need vacation accommodations in Myrtle Beach over the holiday, look us up. We have both homes and condo resorts — some which are pet friendly — that you’ll just love!

Best Spots to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss the following events!

Saturday, July 4th
Salute from the Shore – a military flyover on the 4th of July that will stretch the entire length of South Carolina’s coast starting at Cherry Grove at 1:00 p.m. Participants on the shore will be encouraged to salute the flyover by wearing and waving red, white, and blue and to capture themselves “Saluting” the Flyover and our Armed Forces in images and videos.
4th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest – 2-5 p.m. at Croissants Bakery in Myrtle Beach.
4th of July Fireworks at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach at 10 p.m.
4th of July Fireworks at Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach at 9 or 9:15 p.m.
32nd Annual Murrells Inlet July 4th Patriotic Boat Parade at noon along the Marsh Walk and Veterans Pier. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.
48th Annual 4th of July Pawleys Island Parade – 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Come celebrate island style!
Myrtle Beach Hot Summer Nights 4th of July Fireworks at 2nd Avenue Pier in downtown Myrtle Beach at 10 p.m.
4th of July Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach at 10 p.m.
• Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration – 6 p.m. -10 p.m. at Surfside Pier, intersection of Surfside Drive and Ocean Blvd. Fireworks with live entertainment.
Independence Music Blast at La Belle Amie Vineyards in Little River from 12 pm to 5 pm – Bring your chair for music, BBQ, and wine tastings!
4th of July Fireworks Display in Georgetown – Annual display in East Bay Park beginning at dusk.

From all of us at Booe Realty, please have a safe and happy Independence Day celebration!

Carolina Country Music Festival 2015

It’s the perfect time to book a summer vacation rental with Booe Realty especially if you’re attending the Southeast’s premier outdoor country music festival next month. The Carolina Country Music Festival is one of the biggest and most popular events of the summer. Located on the shores of Myrtle Beach this 3 day country music festival is an event you won’t want to miss! Non-refundable tickets are required to this rain or shine event and can be purchased online.

Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach SC

Top headliners and up-and-coming country musicians will be performing Friday through Sunday, June 5-7, 2015. Over 30 of the country music industry’s biggest stars including Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Big & Rich, Cole Swindell, Rodney Atkins, The Marshall Tucker Band, Hunter Hayes and more will be performing.

Military and other discounts for the Carolina Music Festival in MB

Festival Admission

The 3-day General Admission pass includes 35+ performances held on two stages, lots of free activities and re-entry all weekend for just $199. There are discounted ($159) General Admission 3 day passes for military, government, police, fire, EMS and first responders. The 3-day Main Stage VIP pass includes a VIP 3-day wristband, all the perks of GA plus access to the exclusive VIP area with cash bar, special viewing is standing room only, private bathrooms and the VIP entrance, for $349. The 3 day Super VIP pass provides you with front row stage level viewing area, private bathrooms, VIP entrance, and all food and beverages served in the VIP area including light appetizers, beer, wine and liquor, for $1199.

Kick Off Concert for Country Music Festival 2015

Kick Off Concert

Come out and enjoy a Kick Off Concert from 6 to 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night, June 4 with Sam Hunt performing. Tickets can be purchased online in advance through eventbrite.com.

Zip Line by Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures

Zip Line Across the Festival

As a unique treat Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures will provide a Festival Zip Line for the best view in town. One ride pass is $39.99. You must have a Kick Off Concert or 3 day festival pass to purchase a Zip Line pass. Redeem your Zip Line pass inside the festival at the Top Zip Line Tower and if you’ve never ridden on a zip line get ready for a totally thrilling experience!

What You Can Bring

Phones & Cameras
Sunscreen
Small purses and frameless backpacks
Blankets

Carolina Country Music Festival 2015

What You Can’t Bring

Alcohol
Food, drinks, and water bottles
Coolers
Laser Pointers
Pets of any type (Service Animals Only)
Chairs of any type including foldable
Audio recording devices
Fireworks or other explosives
Firearms or weapons of any type
Drugs and drug paraphernalia
Backpacks with bladders, bota bags or frames
Tents, umbrellas or canopies
Metal or wood flag poles
Professional video or photography equipment

 

The festival site is ADA compliant. The festival site map will denote entrances, exits and handicapped parking.

If we can help you find accommodations during your time in Myrtle Beach please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Booe Realty either by phone at 1-800-845-0647 or through our Contact page. We look forward to hearing from you. Have fun at the festival!

For places to stay during the Carolina Country Music Festival, check out accommodations.

Wintered Out!

Who is tired of winter?  Cold snaps hitting all over the USA with freezing rains and snow not to mention frigid temps everywhere!  Where is one to go to forget about the frostbite?
To planning a summer vacation in sunny Myrtle Beach, that’s where!  Visualize yourself heading to where the sun is hot, the water is perfect and the sand is therapeutic to your feet!  A definite cure to the winter blues!
And if just planning your summer getaway isn’t enough, think of all the events going on you can look forward to!  First, Myrtle Beach is going country with the first ever Carolina Country Music Fest going on June 5th, 6thand 7th.   This 3-day festival will be held at the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion offering a unique blend of A-list national and local entertainers.
This country music festival will host 30+ of the industry’s biggest stars, including national recording artists: Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Hunter Hayes. Also with Rascall Flatts, Cole Swindell and Colt Ford, just to name a few…PLUS new artists are being added daily!  Not to mention this much-anticipated jamboree will coincide with the Coastal Uncorked Food, wine, beer, and spirits festival at Plyer Park just 2 blocks away going on June 1st- 6th.  What are you waiting for?
It is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!  But if you are not able to get away the first part of June, there is still hot summer nights planned along Myrtle Beach’sBoardwalk kicking off in June with the Kids Carnival and continuing with nightly events continuing well into August.
If the Boardwalk along the beach is not your forte, then there are also the activities planned at the famous Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing including their fabulous display of fireworks nightly.

 

We can’t forget the Market Commons in the mix with their scheduled events in Valor Park for those hot summer nights as well!  Last but not least, a Myrtle Beach Golf vacation is the perfect way to forget about Winter. So are you still needing a visual to escape the snow until you can get away?  Just call or email us and we will help you envision the perfect vacation and get it booked so we can see you on the beach!