Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend In Pictures: 2011 Endless Summer Festival of North Myrtle Beach

A cold, windy and cloudy morning gave way to sunny afternoon weather for this year’s Endless Summer Festival, held October, 29th on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Ocean Drive Beach Rentals enjoyed meeting new friends at our booth. We handed out freshly-popped popcorn, our signature frisbees, and Halloween candy to visitors. Several attendees entered our drawing for a Free Weekend at the Beach and $100 gift certificate for a 2012 vacation. Those people who attended the celebration enjoyed arts & crafts displays, food vendors, and live entertainment at the Horseshoe on Ocean Drive.

We hope you make plans to attend the 2012 Endless Summer Festival in North Myrtle Beach.

Jake Foutz, our Marketing Director, tends to our festival display

Jake Foutz (L) and Brandon Moss (R) of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Free frisbees!


Festival-goers enjoying the sunshine

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Shopping and Adventure at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach

Our destination has lots of activities, including the beach, which will keep you busy while on vacation. Enjoy the family fun such as shopping, dining, attractions, golfing, and comfortable movie theaters. Broadway at the Beach, in Myrtle Beach, offers an atmosphere where you can take advantage of all those activities in one central location.

Primarily a large outdoor shopping complex, Broadway at the Beach takes what most people love about “getting away” and combines it into a single experience. Visitors will have no problem spending an entire day browsing the outdoor mall, playing a round of mini-golf, exploring ocean life at Ripley’s Aquarium, and topping off the day with dinner and a movie. Catch a summertime Pelicans game in the baseball stadium next door! There’s an arcade, a small amusement park with rides, and the new WonderWorks museum (the famous upside down building). Cool off at the nearby Myrtle Waves water park, and race go-karts against family and friends at the Nascar Speedpark. Popular themed restaurants, such as Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Hard Rock cafĂ©, Senor Frog’s, and Planet Hollywood are all within walking distance. Liberty Brewery brews their own beer and has some great meals as well.

Enjoy Myrtle Beach nightlife at the many clubs that crowd Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach. Catch live Broadway-Style shows year-round at the theatres that surround the complex, Legends and The Palace. All of which are situated around a small lagoon community connected with boardwalks.

Broadway at the Beach is a must-see attraction for anyone staying at the beach. Barefoot Landing, by the House of Blues, offers a similar shopping and entertainment atmosphere. Save money at the nearby attractions - Ocean Drive Beach Rentals sells discounted tickets for Ripley’s Aquarium, Myrtle Waves, and the Nascar Speedpark.

Written By: Brandon Moss - Vacation Rental Specialist, Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Saturday, October 15, 2011

North Myrtle Beach is Represented at the Vacation Rental Managers Association Annual Conference in Orlando

Jake Foutz, Marketing Director for Ocean Drive Beach Rentals in North Myrtle Beach, attended the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Annual Conference October 9th – 12th in Orlando, Florida. Ocean Drive Beach Rentals attends both regional and national VRMA events to better understand the vacation rental industry and to gain a competitive advantage of the current market trends that affect our niche of vacation travel. This conference was the second-largest annual conference in the history of the Association.

Orlando hosted over 60 educational seminars and incredible keynote speakers this past weekend at the Annual VRMA Conference. Hundreds of vacation rental companies throughout the country and abroad were present to take advantage of several networking opportunities with other successful companies. Conference attendees learn how to improve their company’s bottom line, better serve their homeowners, market their destination effectively, and keep guests happy to come back for more.

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals can take advantage of a lot of information that I got from the Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. I learned quite a bit, especially about how much of an impact social media will have in the travel industry in the future. Vacation rental companies have to embrace social media tools, such as Facebook, Google +, and company blogs to stay in touch with their audience and learn what kind of services and amenities they enjoy. - Jake Foutz

About the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA)

Founded in 1985, the VRMA is the professional trade association of the vacation rental, property management, and hospitality industries. Membership includes hundreds of professional vacation rental manager and associate suppliers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, representing tens of thousands of vacation rentals, condos and villas.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Endless Summer Festival in North Myrtle Beach

Make plans to attend the North Myrtle Beach Endless Summer Festival, held on October 29th. The Saturday – only festival lasts most of the day (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and is packed with fun for the whole family. It will be located on Main Street at Ocean Boulevard, with most of the free live entertainment taking place on the stage at the famous Horseshoe of Ocean Drive.

Visitors have swarmed to the Endless Summer Festival in the past, and we’re expecting nothing less this year. Typically, over 10,000 people attend this one-day event to celebrate summer’s end. North Myrtle Beach hosts several arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a classic car show, carnival rides, street performers, and live bands at this annual event. There is no admission charge. Best of all, the gorgeous beach is just steps away from the festivities!

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals confirms that they will have a display once again at this year’s Endless Summer Festival. We’ll be giving away free gifts and will have a drawing for a free vacation at our Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort, of which is located on the oceanfront in North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy freshly-popped popcorn and take a picture with Odie, our dolphin mascot. See why Ocean Drive Beach Rentals is the place to host your next family vacation on the Grand Strand.

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals' 2010 Display

H.G. Worley, of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals, popping corn in 2010

Let Ocean Drive Beach Rentals find you that perfect vacation rental property to stay in while you’re in North Myrtle Beach during the weekend of the Endless Summer Festival. Our properties are spacious, well-kept, and offer full kitchens and living areas. Take advantage of our Extend Your Vacation promotion and add on a free night or two to your stay.

Clich HERE for available vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach during the Endless Summer Festival.

What's happening in North Myrtle Beach this fall? Click HERE for information on all other popular festivals and events.

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

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Extend Your North Myrtle Beach Weekend

The fall festivals are in full swing in North Myrtle Beach and surrounding coastal communities. We’re enjoying beautiful 70-degree weather, perfect for various outdoor activities. Beach crowds are now down to a bare minimum. Our Grand Strand boasts a great weekend escape for all family sizes.

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals has the best fall weekend rates in North Myrtle Beach! Come down for a nightly stay this fall and extend your stay for free. When you book a 2-night stay with Ocean Drive Beach Rentals, you’ll get an additional night added at no charge. The deal gets sweeter if you book a 4- night stay – get an additional 2 nights free! Click through on this link to learn about the latest promotion at Ocean Drive Beach Rentals.

How about a nice fall picnic on the beach?

It’s not uncommon for the mild beachy weather of North Myrtle Beach to last into the winter months. The Grand Strand of the Carolinas has proven to be a hot destination in the off-season. Popular restaurants still cater to fall visitors, and most attractions are open year round. There are several top shopping malls and outlets that dot Myrtle Beach. Golf tends to heat up as the weather cools down.

The Extend Your Vacation promotion is perfect for couples or families who would like to escape to the beach for a break from work or school. We all hate leaving North Myrtle Beach after visiting for such a short time. Now you can extend your stay for free! Call Ocean Drive Beach Rentals today and schedule a weekend away from home.

Phone Number for Ocean Drive Beach Rentals: 877-287-2977

Click HERE for visit Ocean Drive Beach Rentals on the web!

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