Saturday, April 27, 2013

North Myrtle Beach Outdoor Activities

Millions of vacationers come out to the Grand Strand every year to relax on the beach, enjoy the warm weather, play in the surf, and get a taste of our authentic southern seafood. Many of these folks are content to just hang out at their resort for their whole vacation. This is a great way to vacation and North Myrtle Beach certainly has the resorts where this is possible. But for those that want to get out and experience all the outdoor fun this beach town has to offer, Ocean Drive Beach Rentals recommends a few activities that will create lasting memories.

Watersports are very popular with tourists and locals alike, because North Myrtle Beach is situated in a unique area where ocean, waterway, and tidal channels all meet. This special placement presents plenty of opportunities to play on the water. Parasailing is a fun way to combine a boat and a parachute into a watersport that gives you a birds-eye view of the beach while allowing you to float high above the ocean. You can rent jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, and even boats to explore the water ways and certain parts of the ocean. Take a jet-ski dolphin tour and get up close with these docile creatures as they cruise around. For those that just want to ride in a boat and enjoy the beautiful South Carolina scenery, short cruises and dolphin adventures are available. Deep sea fishing is another exciting activity that you’ll remember forever.

The spring and summer weather in North Myrtle Beach is perfect for golfing. There are many courses in the area ranging small to expansive, and cheap to expensive. Take a spring or fall golf trip with your buddies and stay in one of our large properties.  Or, make a few rounds of golf part of your family vacation. When multiple families vacation together, sometimes the ladies will take a shopping trip while the men hit the links. Golfing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with a little competitive action!

There is so much more to your North Myrtle Beach vacation than just the beach, your condo, and restaurants. Spend your time outdoors and go explore some of the area’s outside attractions! Alligator Adventure, Myrtle Waves Water Park, NASCAR Speedpark, and tons of mini golf courses offer hours of entertainment. Take a stroll around Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing for a shopping and dining experience on a whole new level. There’s also ropes courses, zip lines, ATV tours, scuba diving, horseback riding, and outdoor live music to keep your family busy every day. You may be tempted to stay in your incredible Ocean Drive Beach Rentals condo all week, but don’t spend your whole vacation indoors! Ask us for tips and suggestions on activities when you check in for your vacation, and have fun!

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Friday, April 19, 2013

Adding Value to Your North Myrtle Beach Vacation

The time of year has come in which families all over the country make plans for their beach vacations. They have narrowed down their destination to North Myrtle Beach, but where do they go from there?

As those beautiful, warm summer months approach, prices are starting to drop on condo and house rentals throughout North Myrtle Beach. And as units fill up, the competition gets hot among vacation rental companies, each trying to ensure their units are occupied. Because of this stiff competition, there are many great deals to be found out there. Ocean Drive Beach Rentals has put together some spectacular specials that put us ahead of the pack when it comes to choosing a rental company. Check out our specials page to see what kinds of deals that are going on!

It’s also important to keep in mind that a low price doesn't always mean a great value. Some of the larger rental companies in North Myrtle Beach offer super-low prices on some units, so bargain hunters book their rental and arrive for vacation, only to realize they got exactly what they paid for – a low-quality condo. Don’t let this happen to you! Remember to look closely at online photos and ask when they were last updated. Properties deteriorate over the years so be sure to ask about the things that are important to you and your family such as recent upgrades, living space, bedding, and amenities. We’re well informed about our properties and we can tell you from experience exactly what each rental looks like inside. We’ll always give you an honest idea of what to expect.

Pay special attention to amenities when you shop for a rental. You can save time and money by taking advantage of on-site pools, lazy rivers, hot tubs, fitness centers, and restaurants.

We have plenty of top shelf properties for your vacation. See our new website and search for your perfect North Myrtle Beach rental now. You can also call us at 877-287-2977. We’re eager to help you plan the vacation you’ve always dreamed about!

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Friday, April 12, 2013

North Myrtle Beach Vacation Specials

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals is committed to providing the best vacation rental accommodations at the best prices available. Our high-quality properties are ready for summer vacation fun, and equipped for your convenience and relaxation. We offer beautiful houses and condos in the North Myrtle Beach area, ranging from one to six bedrooms, and all our rentals are oceanfront, ocean view, or a short walk from the beach.

Right now, summer weekly rentals are up to 30% off! Just go to our website and browse all our great properties to find which rental you like best. You can also check our specials page to see what great deals are being offered. Most of our remaining summer inventory is 10% - 30% off, including luxury properties! We also have great deals on Bay Watch Resort units, at 20% off June and August. Prices are rarely this low, so jump on this opportunity before it’s gone! It’s simple to book online with promo codes, or give us a call at 877-287-2977 to reserve your spot.

Paradise Pointe 5B, a 3 Bedroom oceanfront unit
20% off summer weeks!

We’re also offering flat-rate vacations, where you pay a low flat rate for a great rental, all taxes, fees, cleaning, and linens included. No hassle, no haggle! If you find a better price on ANY rental, let us know. We can meet or beat most prices for North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. If you've been waiting for a great vacation deal to come along, this is it! Call us now for complete details on these specials and all our properties - 877-287-2977. We can’t wait to help you plan the vacation of a lifetime in North Myrtle Beach!

Prince Resort 803, a 2 bedroom luxury oceanfront condo
10% off already-reduced prices for summer weeks!

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Encounters: UFO Experience Coming to Myrtle Beach

One of the best things about vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area is all the great attractions to choose from. Even if you vacation here every year, there is always something new and exciting to do. Broadway at the Beach is welcoming a new exhibition this year, Encounters. This exhibition is taking the place of last year’s Bodies exhibit, and will feature UFO artifacts, photos, displays, and probably some interesting souvenirs.

Those who are familiar with Broadway at the Beach already know that the complex is a tourist’s fantasy. Hundreds of shops, boutiques, stores, and restaurants can be found at this one location, as well as world famous attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, the Pavilion Nostalgia Park, and Hard Rock CafĂ©. There are also other entertainment venues within a couple blocks: Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball stadium, Myrtle Waves water park, NASCAR Speedpark, and the Palace Theater. For an unforgettable experience, we recommend a whole day to explore Broadway at the Beach and its surrounding attractions.

Encounters is opening April 4th, and will be ready for your summer vacation. They will be open until 8 pm on weeknights and 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. Adult tickets are $14, while kids’ tickets cost $10. Purchase tickets online to avoid admission lines. We’re looking forward to learning more about this special exhibit. Keeping with the UFO theme, Encounters seems to be mysterious and there is little info to be found on it right now. We’re hoping they will surprise us with some intriguing artifacts and evidence of otherworldly creatures visiting our planet! If you’ve seen this UFO Experience, tell us about it on our Facebook page. Our guests would appreciate the feedback!

By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals