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Myrtle Beach Welcomes Summer
Posted by Hope Robbins | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy summer 1st! Looks like it’s officially summertime!! Let the fun begin! Summertime is what songs are written about. There is nothing quite like a week away from work and the monotony of the daily routines. The warm sunny days and hot lazy nights. Vacation is where you sit back, relax and unwind from the rest of the year. Sometimes with a cool drink in your hand, sometimes a few. Summer vacation is the adult equivalent to a kid’s “schools out”.

And everyone knows when you are planning a week away with the family, everyone is in a frenzy to get packed and going! With that frame of mind, there is always something left behind. So to help out with packing, we have comprised a little list of items you may want to bring when staying in one of our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals.

Items to bring for a Myrtle Beach vacation rental stay
Laundry detergent

Additional rolls of paper towels
Additional trash can liners (large ones too!)
Additional toilet paper
Don’t forget the Antibacterial soap!
Dish sponge and towel
Zip-Loc bags, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, etc.
Condiments, spices, etc.
Flashlight and extra batteries in case of power outage….or for the moonlight walk on the beach
First aid kit
Sunscreen and aloe (time to turn so you won’t burn!!)
Insect repellent (it’s SC and we have big Mosquitoes!!)
Beach towels
Sheets, pillowcases, bath mats, wash cloths and bath towels (unless purchasing a linen package)
Hairdryer (some properties provide these)
Umbrellas (let’s hope you won’t need this one)

Rentable Items
Chairs and umbrellas set up along the beach can be rented from the nearest lifeguard station.

Contact Lack’s for rates on beach rentals at (843) 448-7741.
Contact John's Beach Service for rentals at (843) 448-6454.

These items can be rented (or purchased) from a local vendor:

Beach Chairs
Beach Umbrella
Baby Equipment (high chairs, strollers, cribs, etc…)
Surf Boards

However, also with summer comes a few storms. Although it is a word we aren’t allowed to say, June through November has all of us watching the weather. If ever there is such an event (that we hope does NOT happen), below are some links you may want to familiarize yourself with.

Red Sky Travel Insurance – For anything that could possibly mess up your vacation.

Q&A about storms – This page is a plethora of information if ever in the event there is a (NOT GONNA SAY IT). This page provides phone numbers, directions and weather information.

But now, back to the fun. Everyone is toting about “live like a local”. Well, we have some great places we like to keep secret, but we think you’ll love them as much as we do. We have spilled the beans before on a few of our favorites, but here is a list again, just in case you missed it.


Crab Catchers – 4474 Water Front Ave, Little River, SC 29566. A relaxed dockside bar & grill offering a simple menu of seafood, steaks & sandwiches plus patio dining.

Horry’s Restaurant – 1155 Hwy 9 E, Longs, SC 29568. A relaxed dockside bar & grill offering a simple menu of seafood, steaks & sandwiches plus patio dining.

Chris’s Pizza and Pub - 170 Surfrider Blvd, Longs, SC 29568. As a locals favorite, Chris' Pizza and Pub offers pizza, subs, wings, and more along with a full bar. Dine-in, Pick-up, and Delivery is available.

Jay’s Asian Fusion - 2186 S.C. 9 E., Longs, SC 29568. Hibachi to sushi, General Tso’s Chicken to Ton Yum Goong soup. Prompt service and authentic flavors make this spot worth the small trek from the beach.


Blueberry Grill 7931 N. Kings Hwy, MB, SC 29572. Creative breakfast & brunch fare is offered in a casually stylish, modern space with a patio.

Fire and Smoke 411 79th Ave N. MB, SC 29572. Gastropub offering handcrafted cocktails along with upscale American snacks, small plates & entrees.

Lulu’s Cafe – 1903 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Classic American breakfast and lunch spot.

Travinia Italian Kitchen – 4011 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Large selection of Italian food

Famous Toastery – 2005 Oak Heart Rd., Suite 5, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579. Fresh, made-to-order, from scratch recipes

Mr. Fish – 6401 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Market and restaurant of fresh seafood and soft shell crabs

Big Mike’s Soul Food – 504 16th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Down-home joint dishing up big plates of Southern comfort food like fried chicken & collard greens.

Burky’s Grill – 4001 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Counter-serve spot with a ’50s feel serving grill classics, including fried bologna, plus ice cream.

Tupelo Honey – 3042 Howard Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. An all-day menu of Southern comfort food with a creative twist, plus craft beers & cocktails.

Midtown Bistro – 2004 Hwy 17 S #3, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. Pizza, burgers, steaks & pasta served in a family-friendly environment with contemporary decor.

CO Sushi – 3098 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Local sushi spot featuring uniquely inspired dishes with robust flavors and handcrafted cocktails.

Croissants Bistro & Bakery – 8014 North Kings Highway Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Comfort food menu for breakfast, brunch & lunch, plus breads, pastries & cakes baked daily.

Hook and Barrel - 8014 N Kings Hwy Suite B, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Sustainable food & local produce in an eco-friendly restaurant from the kitchen to the front of the house.

Fiesta Mexicana – 410 70th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Festive quarters back up an eclectic Mexican menu & a tequila bar.

Handley’s Pub and Grub - 3873 Renee Drive, Myrtle Beach 29577. Excellent wings, tasty burgers and some specialty dishes that complement the extensive beer selection nicely.

Southern Pancake House - 7100 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572. Family Owned and operated since 1979. Serving the best breakfast and lunch in Myrtle Beach.

Luigi's Trattoria - 503 61st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Luigi’s Trattoria welcomes you to visit us.. We are a family-owned restaurant known for great food, great staff, beautiful decor, and so much more.


Crady’s Eclectic Cuisine on Main - 332 Main St., Conway, SC 29526. As one of the few places that serve up a real Sunday brunch on the beach, Crady’s food is just as they describe it. Eclectic.

This is just a peek at a few place along the Grand Strand that we locals frequent. But not to worry, make yourself a regular here and the next time you want to head to the beach, you’ll probably stumble on some of your own! There is, after all, more than just an ocean view!

And don’t forget, besides our low, competitive rates on our Myrtle Beach vacation condo or home rentals, we are always offering different ways to save you money through various website specials and our very popular make-a-bid offers. Look at the many ways we can help save you money on your next vacation and help you find some great places to visit!


We’ll see you on the beach!

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