Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holidays at the Beach - We've Got Everything but Snow

2010 Office Christmas Tree
Office Christmas Tree

We hope your holidays are off to a great start, and that your plans include time well spent on the beach in North Myrtle Beach. Of course, we don’t have the 80-degree weather that you would find in the summer or fall, but it’s mild enough for a walk on the beach or a family game of frisbee. It’s not unusual to have Christmas Day temperatures in the 70’s.

As mentioned in previous blog posts, there is a lot to do along the Grand Strand this time of year. Christmas festivities kick off this weekend, with the popular and brightly decorated Regatta along the Intracoastal Waterway and the Nutcracker Fair at Myrtle Beach’s Market Common. The city of North Myrtle Beach hosts the annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday, December 3rd. You won’t want to miss the highly anticipated Christmas Parade the following Saturday. Click through on this link to view detailed information about upcoming events along the beach.

After you’re done with all these festive holiday events, spend a day shopping at one or more of our several shopping centers located within a fifteen-minute’s drive from Main Street and Ocean Drive. There are thousands of name brand stores that call North Myrtle Beach home. Grab some local seafood along restaurant row and hit the beach for an evening stroll. You’ll find the sky is clearer along Carolina’s southern coast than anywhere else.

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals provides the most reasonable off-season prices in the best selection of vacation rentals. Give us a call for more information on how you can escape for a weekend, week, or a whole month to enjoy this holiday season away from the ordinary. We have just added several rental properties to our inventory. Come visit North Myrtle Beach this holiday season, we’ve got everything but snow!

Written By: Jake Foutz - Director of Marketing, Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

North Myrtle Beach Sunrise
Look at what you are missing

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Win a Vacation for Life!

It pays to be a fan of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals, really. On November 18th, we launched our second Facebook promotion, to give away a free North Myrtle Beach vacation for life. For those Facebook users that “like” the Ocean Drive Beach Rentals page and become one of our fans, they’ll automatically be entered in a drawing to win a free off-season weekend stay every year of their remaining life.

There isn’t only one winner of this promotion. The grand prize winner of the Vacation for Life can bring three of their closest friends, or family, with them when they come to the beach every year. A runner-up to the promotion will receive a $100 gift certificate to vacation with Ocean Drive Beach Rentals in 2011. That big savings certificate can be used any time of the year for a nightly, weekly, or monthly stay.

Of course, there is a catch to winning such a great prize. Our Facebook page must reach 2,000 fans by the promotion end date of December 2, 2010. If we reach 2,000 fans, we’ll draw the winner of both the Vacation for Life and gift certificate the very next day. This is an easy opportunity to get a very nice early Christmas gift from your friends at Ocean Drive Beach Rentals. Click this link to visit our Facebook page and become one of our great fans.

Rules…Yes, there has to be rules:

Grand prize winner and the runner-up must be 25 years of age to claim prize.

Grand prize winner is entitled to one free weekend stay every year for the remainder of his or her life, or until the closure of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals as a company.

The free weekend stay can only be used for two free consecutive nights, September 1 – May 1.

Some availability restrictions apply as to special resort events including, but not limited to the SOS weekend, and the Carolina Beach Music Awards weekend.

Free weekend stay can only be reserved up to 6 months in advance of arrival.

Prizes are non-transferable and only good for the person intended.

Written By: Jake Foutz - Director of Marketing, Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2010 Carolina Beach Music Awards in North Myrtle Beach

2010 Carolina Beach Music Awards at Alabama Theatre
LIVE at the Alabama Theatre

Tim Clark Band
Tim Clark Band

The 16th annual Carolina Beach Music Awards Show, or CBMAs, were held at the Alabama Theatre this past Sunday. It was such a treat, especially with the venue being decorated for the holiday season. This year’s awards show was held in honor of General Norman Johnson, band leader of the popular beach music supergoup, The Chairmen of the Board. It was great to see live performances from top artists such as, Rhonda McDaniel, Jim Quick & Coastline, Sea Cruz, Craig Woolard Band, and the National Shag Dance Team.

Every year, the big beach music party comes to North Myrtle Beach. The Carolina Beach Music Awards caps off a week full of live music at top clubs up and down Main Street and Ocean Drive. Fans take advantage of the night life Wednesday through Friday, with award ceremonies at the Spanish Galleon and Alabama Theatre over the weekend evenings. It’s just another great reason to come visit during the off-season.

For those people who missed the show this year, enjoy the pictures posted here, more of which are posted on our Ocean Drive Beach Rentals Facebook page. You can view a complete listing of the 2010 CBMA Winners here. Remember to make plans early for next year’s event, held during the first part of November 2011. Beach music fans and shaggers call Ocean Drive Beach Rentals home.

Written By: Jake Foutz - Director of Marketing, Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Sea Cruz
Sea Cruz

The Rick Strickland Band
Rick Strickland Band

Jim Quick & Coastline
Jim Quick & Coastline

The National Shag Dance Team
The National Shag Dance Team

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ocean Drive's Inventory Keeps Growing!

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Abode Of Peace, Canal - Cherry Grove

The fall season has been very good to Ocean Drive Beach Rentals. After rounding out our first successful summer season, we have added several high quality and beautiful vacation properties. We have a much wider selection of vacation rentals to please the ever-increasing demand in the vacation rental industry.

Over 70 vacation rental properties will soon call Ocean Drive Beach Rentals home. With these properties, we cover all areas along North Myrtle Beach, from Windy Hill up to Cherry Grove Beach. Search our inventory for oceanfront, canal front, second row, and other locations. Our properties feature amenities such as flat screened HDTVs, high-speed WIFI internet access, hot tubs, private pools, billiards' rooms with state-of-the-art gaming tables (Atlantis Villas), Jacuzzi tubs, and walk-in showers. We are able to offer homes and condos priced in every budget range. No vacation is expensive with Ocean Drive Beach Rentals.

You can view a listing of all our latest additions on our specials page. Our property profiles are very detailed, with interior pictures of every room, a detailed property description, and pricing chart. Many homes feature a virtual tour. Feel free to call us TODAY for help in planning a future family vacation to the Grand Strand of North Myrtle Beach.

Don't forget about our Gift a Vacation promotion, which expires January 1, 2011.

Written By: Jake Foutz - Director of Marketing, Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gift a Vacation This Holiday Season

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We know what Santa is thinking this year...

Need an idea for gift-giving this holiday season? Think out of the box for 2010 and give something that will really impress your family or loved-one. Gift a vacation this holiday season and gift memories that last a lifetime.

If you have a family, buy the gift of a family vacation. North Myrtle Beach is an excellent destination that will help create memories that last forever. The mild year-round weather, clean beach strand, warm ocean, and top Grand Strand attractions and restaurants are more appealing than the traditional gifts. This idea is also great for couples (birthdays, honeymoons, and engagements).

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals makes it really simple. You’ll receive a free linen package and set-up when you book a week’s stay and pay in full within 10 days of making your reservation. Book a two week stay in one of our vacation rentals, pay your deposit within 10 days, and get 10% off the second week stay! SAVE money on your 2011 vacation and take advantage of our “Gift a Vacation” promotion. This holiday deal ends on January 1, 2011. You can view details by clicking this link.

We have the best quality selection of vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach that appeal to all budgets. Choose from locations along Crescent Beach, Windy Hill, Ocean Drive, and Cherry Grove. Most reservations are on a weekly basis, but we do support nightly and monthly reservations. Whatever the occasion, we can help you find that perfect present.

Written By: Jake Foutz - Director of Marketing, Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Endless Summer Festival a Hit!

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If you did not attend North Myrtle Beach's Endless Summer Festival this past Saturday, you missed a great time. With sunny skies and high temperatures in the mid-70's, thousands of visitors crowded Main Street and Ocean Drive to enjoy the six hours of live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, and awesome food. Ocean Drive Beach Rentals had a booth at the festival and enjoyed meeting people from all over the country.

Our booth was beautifully designed, which featured brightly colored balloons and flower arrangements by the North Myrtle Beach Florist. The balloons were popular with children as well as the popcorn popper. Odie the dolphin, our official mascot, made an appearance before noon and stayed with us the remainder of the festival. Other free giveaways plus two chances to win big complimented Ocean Drive Beach Rentals' offerings.

We held a drawing for a free two-night stay at our Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort. The runner-up would receive a $100 gift certificate to apply to a vacation with Ocean Drive Beach Rentals in the future. Tim Tobey, from Statesville, North Carolina won the free weekend stay. Linda Stuart, from Fayetteville, North Carolina was the runner-up, to receive the $100 gift certificate. Congratulations to both of our Endless Summer winners!

If you did not celebrate with us at the Endless Summer Festival, make sure you mark your calendar to come down next year. This is a great way to close-out the North Myrtle Beach summer season and gear up for the coming winter. Ocean Drive Beach Rentals would be happy to help you with your lodging needs.

Written By: Jake Foutz - Director of Marketing, Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

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