Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Winter Monthly Residence in North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach is a prime spot for summer vacations, but many visitors from the northern United States and Canada choose to stay on the Grand Strand all winter long. Condos with sprawling ocean views and fresh sea air offer a haven from the bitter cold and heavy snow up North. Snowbirds are a vital part of the community and enjoy calling the beach home from November - April.

A Winter Beach. Photo By: Laura Hartman

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals welcomes these half-year residents with special packages. Spend your days golfing, exploring the coast, or just un-winding on your balcony. Some winter guests are becoming so attached to their second home that they are already jumping at the chance to secure their reservations for 2013! Make your North Myrtle Beach winter plans now, and you’ll get exactly the place you want for a great price.

All our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals are close to hot shopping, entertainment, grocery stores, and hundreds of golf courses. Most Resorts have their own pools and hot tubs, restaurants, spas, and beach access. On-site gyms are perfect if you’re trying to stay in shape away from home. Save money on entertainment and food with our Endless Fun Club partners. Let Ocean Drive Beach Rentals help plan your next long-term stay for the winter of 2013.

Written By: Brandon Moss, Ocean Drive Beach Rentals 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Getting Around in North Myrtle Beach

One question that I get asked a lot when people make their North Myrtle Beach vacation plans is, “How close to the major attractions is our vacation rental property?” Fortunately for us at Ocean Drive Beach Rentals, all our vacation rentals are close to major attractions and amusements, shopping malls, and popular seafood restaurants. There are hundreds of golf courses, all located within a half hour drive of our properties.

You can get to most fun spots within a 5 – 10 minute drive down the road. Two main highways serve as a great guide in North Myrtle Beach. Most businesses and attractions can be found off Highway 17. If you have a greater distance to travel to your destination, then take Highway 31. Highway 31 is a quicker, less congested route that can get you to your destination in nearly half the time. This route is great to take if you have to travel more than 10 miles, or get down to Myrtle Beach quickly.

The beach strand itself is just a short walk away from any of our vacation rentals. Some family-friendly attractions, such as the Ocean Drive Pavilion, lie along the oceanfront. We recommend doing a little research before your North Myrtle Beach vacation to eliminate hassles.

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

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Channel Homes in North Myrtle Beach

An important decision when searching for North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals is location. Where do you want to stay when you vacation at the beach? The most popular locations are oceanfront and 2nd row. There are other great alternatives if you can’t commit the money that these premium properties cost.

The channel, or canal front, properties of Cherry Grove Beach are great alternatives to vacationing on the oceanfront. Not only are you saving hundreds of vacation dollars by re-locating your North Myrtle Beach lodging preferences, but you’ll have awesome waterfront views and more space than you would have by staying in a Channel House. These properties are located just a short walk from the beach! All Channel Homes at Ocean Drive Beach Rentals come with a free golf cart rental to make it easier to haul your beach equipment to the shore. A golf cart also comes in handy when visiting the grocery store to stock up on last minute ingredients and beverages.

Community Property of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Enjoy your own private pier and floating dock at Community Property

Stay in a Channel House and enjoy water sports just a few feet away from your back deck. Channels are perfect for jet skis, kayaks, inflatable boats and rafts, and fishing boats. Guests love fishing off the floating boat docks and private piers. You can waste away your afternoons by watching abundant wildlife from the channel-facing back deck.

As you plan your family’s next North Myrtle Beach vacation, do keep the Channel Homes in mind. You may find that you enjoy the privacy and advantages more appealing than an oceanfront condo. Don’t forget your boat!

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