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NMB Annual Easter Egg Hunt Next Saturday

Photo courtesy of NMB Parks and Recreation

Photo courtesy of NMB Parks and Recreation

Grab your baskets and head to McLean park on April 19 for the 32nd annual North Myrtle Beach Easter egg hunt.

The event is free and begins at 10 a.m. Egg hunt areas are divided by age groups (infant and above), and there are many other activities for all ages.  The North Strand Optimist Club will provide refreshments. The Easter bunny will even make an appearance!

Volunteers are always welcome to help set up and clean up between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.  To volunteer, please contact Gregg Barnhill at dgbarnhill(at)nmb(dot)us.

Property of the Week: Wedgewood #511

WedgewoodAn affordable family vacation or a weekend golf getaway are both in reach with this 2BR/2BA condo in beautiful Barefoot Resort.

The unit has a screened-in porch overlooking the 15th hole of a championship golf course, one of four in the resort. A perfect place to relax after a day on the beach or on the links!

There is plenty of sleeping room as well. The living room has a sleeper sofa, and there is a king swing bed in the master bedroom that can be split into two twins if you need them. There are also two twin beds in the second bedroom. If you are bringing small children, the condo has a PacknPlay and stroller for your use, too.

A fully stocked kitchen and a community grill area mean you can have big meals with your family and friends. Barefoot also offers shuttle service to their private oceanfront cabana that runs every 20 minutes in prime season. You can also use the large saltwater pool located at the North Tower in Barefoot Resort. There’s always something to do!

NMB Bans Use of Shading Devices other than Umbrellas

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Beachgoers seeking shade in NMB should leave the tents, tarps and cabanas at home this summer.

The City Council voted Monday to ban the use of shading devices, other than umbrellas, along the city’s nine miles of beach from May 15 to September 15. Any material mounted on supports are prohibited.

From a city press release:

The new law defines an acceptable beach umbrella as having “…a circular shade no greater than 9 feet in diameter.” In the law, an umbrella is also defined as “…a collapsible circular shade consisting of a natural or synthetic fabric shade stretched over hinged ribs radiating from a central pole without grounding lines or ropes.

Myrtle Beach BoardWalk One of Budget Travel’s Best

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel is located along the Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade.

The Myrtle Beach Skywheel is located along the Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade.

If you want to visit one of the country’s “most awesome” boardwalks, just head to Myrtle Beach. Budget Travel magazine just named the area’s boardwalk as one of the best in the country!

“Myrtle Beach’s boardwalk is a relative newcomer but draws many happy guests each summer,” the magazine writes in its slideshow. “Myrtle Beach’s long shoreline makes for long, happy afternoons.” We know!

 

Property of the Week: Spring Towers #404

Spring Tower404Located in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach, this 3BR/2BA property is walking distance to Boulineau’s famous grocery store, Atlantic Pancake House, Flounders Restaurant and many more restaurants and shops. A great spot for an activity-filled vacation!

This unit is perfect for a couple on a weekend getaway. It’s oceanfront, with comfortable furnishings and convenient amenities, such as a balcony and a full kitchen with a dishwasher & a full size washer/dryer. Walk right out to the ocean over the sandy dunes for a afternoon stroll. Bring your favorite book along and grab a beach chair for a relaxing afternoon where you can bask in the warm South Carolina sun while the waves lap at your feet. There is even an onsite pool, hot tub and exercise room if you get tired of lying on the beach.

Call us at 888-488-8588 to plan your next vacation at this beautiful location.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 15

26th annual st patty Logo 2Wear green, drink beer and head to North Myrtle Beach’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival on Saturday.

The parade starts at 9 a.m., so be sure to get to Main Street early. The festival is from 11 to 4, and will feature more than 125 food, arts and crafts, professional, and nonprofit vendors. There’s also live music; check out the full schedule below:

Community Stage (Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach) 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Myrtle Beach Regional Pipes and Drums

11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.: Triple Toe Cloggers

11:45 a.m. – 12:05 a.m.: Arts Alive

12:15 a.m.–   12:30 a.m.: Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe and Drums

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.:  Parade Awards

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: New York Shields Pipe and Drums

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.: North Myrtle Beach Performing Arts

1:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.: Academy of Dance and Fine Arts

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.:  Shepherd’s Pie Eating Contest

2:30 p.m.– 2:50 p.m.:  Whacker Barrel

3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.:  Horry County Students Rock

Main Street Stage (202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach) 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Band on the Rum

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.:  New York Shields Pipe and Drums

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Band on the Rum

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Ceol na Gael

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Barleyjuice

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Leprechaun Contest

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Barleyjuice

Property of the Week: Sands Ocean Club

SandOC1This 2BR/2BA has a balcony with beautiful ocean views – it’s a perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine. Home of the famous Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar, Sands Ocean Club is the perfect place to get up and dance and soak up the sun.

Ideal for a small family, this property is equipped with a queen bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the guest bedroom. There’s also a fully stocked kitchen if you don’t want to eat out every night.

There’s plenty to do at Sands Ocean Club. Swim some laps in the indoor and outdoor pools, take the kids to the lazy river and kiddie pools, or just relax in the outdoor Jacuzzis. After a long day in the sun, grab a bite to eat at River City Cafe and stroll over to Sandals Lounge, or just head back to the condo for a movie or a good book.

Call us at 888-488-8588 to plan your next vacation at this beautiful location.

Can-Am Days Festival Starts March 8

CanAmlogo20145The annual North Myrtle Beach festival honoring our neighbors to the north begins on Friday and will run through March 16.

Highlights include the 53rd Annual Canadian American Days Festival Concert Series, which kicks off March 10 at 6 p.m. in Broadway at the Beach’s Celebrity Square. The kickoff will feature The Burlington Teen Tour Band, Searson, The Andrew Thielen Big Band and other performances.

Can’t wait for the eighth? The Canadian consulate will have an information booth at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce March 7.

Fat Tuesday Party at Dick’s Last Resort

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Property of the Week: Plantation Villas #4935

PV1This 2BR/2BA luxury townhouse is in the heart of North Myrtle Beach. It’s also in one of TripAdvisor’s top five hotels in the area! It’s a beautiful place to treat yourself to a nice beach vacation.

Plantation Villas at the North Beach Plantation is located on a 7 1/2 acre “island” between the Atlantic Ocean and White Point Swash. It’s surrounded by a spectacular 2 1/2 acre water escape that features an unprecedented array of water facilities: swimming pools, spas, lazy river, swim-up pool bar and private cabanas.

The unit itself is brand new and has flat screen televisions throughout. The kitchen has brand new Kenmore appliances, granite countertops and all the tools to cook your meals. There is also a washer and dryer and a one car attached garage.

The resort has several great restaurants as well, including 21 Main, North Beach’s premier steak house and sushi bar, which was recently voted as #1 Best Entree from Taste of the Town, Myrtle Beach’s premier culinary social event.

Call us at 888-488-8588 to plan your next vacation at this beautiful location at North Beach Plantation.

Property of the Week: Harbourgate Marina and Resort #312

Harbourgate Marina and Resort

Harbourgate Marina and Resort

Plan a spring trip to the Harbourgate Resort & Marina, located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach. Voted best marina on The Grand Strand and TripAdvisor’s number-two hotel, it has some of the best views in the area; visitors love the pleasant sights of boats, personal watercraft and occasional dolphins splashing in the water.

This spacious 2BR/2BA condo has new living room furniture and a 42” flat screen TV. The master bedroom has a king, and there are two double beds in the second bedroom. Enjoy a cocktail on your private balcony overlooking the marina and watch the historic Little River Swing Bridge open and close. If you don’t feel like cooking in the fully stocked kitchen, you can walk to Filet’s Steak, Seafood and Sushi Restaurant and have dinner, followed by drinks at the Tiki Bar. You can bring your four-legged friends on vacation as well – this is a pet friendly property.

The area’s best attractions are just a few minutes away by boat or by car. The condo is close to beautiful beaches, tremendous shopping outlets like Barefoot Landing, live entertainment and world-class golf. The marina has 100 wet slips (transients welcome), a modern wooden floating dock, jet-ski rentals, charter fishing and a ship’s store.

VRNMB Properties in TripAdvisor’s Top Five

Here’s some good news that warmed us up today: We maintain properties in two of TripAdvisor’s top five hotels in the North Myrtle Beach area!

North Beach Plantation is ranked number one, while Harbourgate Marina and Resort is ranked number four. We have a beautiful 2BR/2BA condo in Harbourgate and a 2BR/2BA luxury townhouse in North Beach. See below for photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

NMB Sports Complex to Open March 1

Here are some photos of the brand new facility, courtesy of the City of North Myrtle Beach. Looks like it’s coming along nicely:

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Main playground and picnic shelter areas

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Playground in the baseball/softball section

Property of the Week: A Place at the Beach

Aplaceatthebeach1Where should you go for your next vacation? It’s easy – A Place at the Beach.

This 2BR/2BA ocean-view condo is located in the Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach. Six people can sleep in this unit – perfect for a family vacation or weekend getaway with friends. The master bedroom is equipped with a queen-sized bed, and the guest bedroom has two twin-sized beds set up as trundle beds. The living room even has a pull out sleeper sofa.

There are a ton of great attractions and restaurants nearby, including Barefoot Landing. Go out and explore – catch a show at the Alabama theatre, do some shopping, and have a nice meal out. We can even make reservations and book tickets for you.

 

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Neighborhood: Cherry Grove

Cherry Grove Pier. Photo by Bill Kostroun.

Cherry Grove Pier. Photo by Bill Kostroun .

This oceanfront neighborhood boasts an expansive beach, great views of the Atlantic and local inlets, and some of the area’s best fishing.

Cherry Grove Pier is a North Myrtle Beach landmark. Built in the 1950s, the pier has a tackle shop, equipment rentals, bait and supplies. They offer daily and season passes, and even have a weigh station for your catch! Sightseers are welcome as well—enjoy the view from the two-story observation deck or take a leisurely stroll down the 985-foot pier. It’s also a perfect spot to watch the fireworks on July 4th.

The neighborhood also has two beautiful parks—the imaginatively named Cherry Grove Park and Cherry Grove Oceanfront Park. The first is another fishing haven, complete with a floating boat dock, pier and two-lane boat launch. The second has a large, open lawn; swings and benches; and a pavilion with a picnic table. Both are great places to take the family after a few hours on the beach.

Many of our properties in Cherry Grove have some kind of watery view, whether it be ocean or inlet. For instance, Pelican Bay is a 4BR/4BA channel home only a block from the beach. Located right on one of the enclosed channels, you can fish right off the dock in the backyard. The Oceans #808 is located right on the ocean—you can start your day on the unit’s porch, and enjoy the water along with a nice cup of coffee. We have multiple units at Pier Watch Villas, which are located across the street from the beach. You can see Cherry Grove Pier from the balconies located off the living room and master suite.

While you can definitely find a nice meal in Cherry Grove, our properties all have fully stocked kitchens if you want something homemade. Just head to Boulineau’s, the area’s largest and most well-known grocery store, for supplies. They also have an ice cream shop, a car wash and a laundromat. Something for everyone!

Travelers who book a Cherry Grove home or condo with us by February 15 can save up to $250! See the breakdown below:

6BR: Save $250

4BR: Save $200

3BR: Save $150

2BR: Save $100

1BR: Save $75

Give us a call at 888-488-8588 if you think Cherry Grove is right for your next vacation!

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