Saturday, February 16, 2013

Shopping for North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

If you've been to the Myrtle Beach area before, you know you have a few choices when it comes to choosing a place to stay. There are so many hotels, resorts, condos, and vacation houses to choose from it can make your head spin! Shopping for a vacation rental does not have to be difficult. We've put together some helpful tips so you can go about shopping for your perfect vacation rental without the stress.

The best way to narrow down your choices is by answering two questions. The first one is easy: Do you want a house or condo? Houses are great for large groups and offer more privacy, but usually don’t offer lots of amenities like pools, hot tubs, fitness centers, or restaurants. The second question: Where do you want to stay? Myrtle Beach is a classic vacation town, and has much to offer. But many are finding it hard to navigate through all the vacation traffic, and families who want to be close to Myrtle Beach attractions come to North Myrtle Beach to skip the hassle. North Myrtle Beach is just minutes away from Myrtle Beach proper, and offers vacation rentals of equal or better quality. There’s also plenty to do without leaving town!

Luxury Condo at Seaside Resort, North Myrtle Beach

Let’s say you've narrowed down your choices and are browsing reviews and prices online. How do you trust that you’re getting the best value? Popular review sites can have conflicting reviews of the same condo complex, which can be confusing. Remember, most of the condos in North Myrtle Beach are privately owned residences and will differ greatly from each other, even in the same building. If you find a bad review online, pay attention to which rental company was used and avoid it. Your vacation rental is only as good as the rental company that manages it, so make sure you’re dealing with a trusted business.

Another important factor is price. A property can look attractive in online photos, but beware of low price points; you always get what you pay for. Vacationers often think they are getting a great condo at an unbelievable price – only to arrive and find out their place has been neglected or the rental company has terrible customer service. Cheaper isn't always better, so don’t shortchange yourself or your family on vacation. Spending a little more to ensure you get the best property is a choice you won’t regret and your family will thank you for. Ocean Drive Beach Rentals only deals with the best properties North Myrtle Beach has to offer, at competitive rates. Let us help you plan your next vacation!

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Saturday, February 9, 2013

New North Myrtle Beach Vacation Specials

If you’re planning your North Myrtle Beach vacation, we invite you to take a look at some great deals we have going on right now. Late winter and early spring is the best time to book your summer vacation, because rates are starting to come down for summer dates, there are still plenty of weeks available, and we offer extra bonuses for certain weeks.

Mini vacations give you all the fun of a North Myrtle Beach vacation in a shorter trip, usually taken in the off season. We’re now offering 3 – 6 night stays for the spring season at unbelievable rates. If you want to spend some time at the beach but don’t want a full week, call us for details on mini vacations. You’ll save hundreds, sometimes thousands compared to a summer week, and you don’t have to worry about the summer crowds.

We also want to give our guests a bonus discount if they book their week in early June or late August. These four weeks are now a full 15% off, so book your house or condo now to lock in this special rate. See our specials page for more details on this and other specials we’re proud to offer.

Our team at Ocean Drive Beach Rentals is hard at work keeping our rates competitive so you get the very best accommodations as well as the best value. New specials are posted quite often, so check in with us to see what impressive deals are coming out for your vacation.

When vacationing, it’s the little things that make the difference. That’s why we give you perks such as access to our Endless Fun Club, personalized service, guaranteed clean properties, and a wealth of knowledge about North Myrtle Beach activities. If you order a linen package, we’ll even make the beds and hang up the towels for you, so you have nothing to worry about when you arrive except relaxing and having fun. Give us a call today at 877-287-2977. We’d be happy to help you plan your summer or spring vacation!

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to Visit North Myrtle Beach

5.) The Weather. North Myrtle Beach has such a mild climate, folks come year round to enjoy it. As the summer heats up, vacationers stay cool by playing in the surf or hanging out on the breezy beach. While temperatures inland can approach 100 degrees, the beach stays quite a bit cooler, making it even more irresistible. In the winter months, we enjoy temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees on most days, making for an enjoyable season for snowbirds and off-season vacationers.

4.) The Location. While Myrtle Beach is an exciting destination for millions of vacationers, it is becoming notorious for crowded beaches, congested traffic, and declining accommodations. However, it still offers some of the best attractions, dining, and shopping anywhere on the eastern seaboard. North Myrtle Beach is growing in popularity because it is still close to great attractions and activities, but is much less crowded. Families who want to enjoy a quieter vacation come to us because our little community offers more breathing room and a “small town” type of environment, especially around Main Street. North Myrtle Beach is a convenient drive-to destination as well, within a day’s drive from most major cities in the eastern time zone.

3.) The Attractions. Just talk to anyone who has vacationed here, and they’ll tell you how much there is to do around Myrtle Beach. We have every type of entertainment you can imagine, literally from A to Z. Want to play a round of golf? We have that. See alligators and sharks up close? Check and check. Get a bird’s eye view of the beach from 200 feet? No problem. Hold a baby tiger? Yes, even that. Our attractions are so varied there is no possible way to do it all in one week. No matter what Ocean Drive Beach Rentals property you stay in, you’re always close to live entertainment, sports, kids’ adventures, parks, and museums, not to mention world-class shopping and dining!

2.) The Price. As mentioned before, North Myrtle Beach is a fantastic drive-to destination, within hours of any major eastern metro area. This means that if you live on the right side of the country, you don’t have to fly here. That fact alone takes a ton of stress out of the typical family’s travel plans. While you may be stuck in a car for a while, you’re not at the mercy of an airline or TSA. No security checkpoints, expensive airfare, scheduling hassles, or flight delays. A family of 4 could save over $1000 just by opting to drive rather than fly. Accommodations are also relatively inexpensive, compared to other beach destinations. We always have great deals on amazing vacation properties, and we’re just a click or phone call away.

1.) The Beach. North Myrtle Beach is divided into four sections: Windy Hill, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive, and Cherry Grove. Each area has unique characteristics, and the beach areas differ slightly from each other. No matter where you go, the famous Grand Strand beach remains beautiful, with soft sand, salty sea breezes, and warm, calm water perfect for swimming. Ocean Drive’s beach is popular, with beachside diners and large resorts. Cherry Grove’s beach is quiet and secluded, with shallow waters extending well out into the ocean. Cherry grove also has a small inlet where you can take a boat out into the deep water or explore the channels and fish for flounder and bass. The beach gives you a peaceful, soothing feeling as you listen to the waves bounce off the shore, breathe the fresh air, and soak up the warm sunshine. We hope you make this dream a reality! Call us to plan your vacation to North Myrtle Beach.

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals