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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wintered Out!

Who is tired of winter?  Cold snaps hitting all over the USA with freezing rains and snow not to mention frigid temps everywhere!  Where is one to go to forget about the frostbite? 

To planning a summer vacation in sunny Myrtle Beach, that’s where!  Visualize yourself heading to where the sun is hot, the water is perfect and the sand is therapeutic to your feet!  A definite cure to the winter blues!

And if just planning your summer getaway isn't enough, think of all the events going on you can look forward to!  First, Myrtle Beach is going country with the first ever Carolina Country Music Fest going on June 5th, 6th and 7th.   This 3-day festival will be held at the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion offering a unique blend of A-list national and local entertainers

This country music festival will host 30+ of the industry's biggest stars, including national recording artists: Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Hunter Hayes. Also with Rascall Flatts, Cole Swindell and Colt Ford, just to name a few…PLUS new artists are being added daily!  Not to mention this much anticipated jamboree will coincide with the Coastal Uncorked Food, wine, beer, and spirits festival at Plyer Park just 2 blocks away going on June 1st- 6th.  What are you waiting for? 

It is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!  But if you are not able to get away the first part of June, there is still hot summer nights planned along Myrtle Beach’sBoardwalk kicking off in June with the Kids Carnival and continuing with nightly events continuing well into August. 

If the Boardwalk along the beach is not your forte, then there are also the activities planned at the famous Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing including their fabulous display of fireworks nightly. 


We can’t forget the Market Commons in the mix with their scheduled events in Valor Park for those hot summer nights as well!  So are you still needing a visual to escape the snow until you can get away?  Just call or email us and we will help you envision the perfect vacation and get it booked so we can see you on the beach!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Myrtle Beach Winters

Calling all Snowbirds!  Are you getting tired of the cold yet?  Have you had your fill of snow with still more to come?  After last week’s blizzard, I would think many bags are being packed to head to the warm south to thaw out and enjoy our warm temperatures! Well, then you need to check out Myrtle Beach winters!  We are officially a year round destination with mild winter temperatures. Last week, we were enjoying mid 60’s temps!

A few years back, Myrtle Beach focused mainly on the summer season.  When the winter set in and school started, restaurants would close and shops would operate on winter hours only.  Basically, everyone took the winter off except for a few people that trekked out of the cold up north and onto the beach to escape the freezing weather. 

Each year, this group of snowbirds that flocked to the south grew larger making Myrtle Beach the year round place to be.  With over 1500 restaurants, deep sea fishing, great golf, and too many shopping and theater attractions to count how could we resist welcoming our northern neighbors into our local festivities? 

More and more vacationers and retirees are discovering how enjoyable it is to visit the Grand Strand during the fall, winter and early spring.  Many of Booe Realty’s Myrtle Beach properties are available by the month at greatly affordable prices from October through March of each year.

So many events and festivals have been implemented into the winter season just for the many individuals that look to escape the snow, sleet and ice.  Such as Taste of the Marshwalk that takes place in Murrells Inlet each February, or Ripley’s Family Fun Run that is now an annual event at Broadway at the Beach.  For the long distance runners, why not try out the Myrtle Beach Marathon?

Also, many Valentine’s Day events are also sprinkled along the Grand Strand for our many snowbirds.  Not to mention the many oysters festivals that take place for various locals.  These too have now grown considerably and gladly extend a warm hand to the many snowbirds that look forward to these events each year just as the locals do.

Ready to come to Myrtle Beach yet?  Need more…. How about March events? The North Myrtle Beach St Patrick’s Day parade is very popular with our locals and winter residents alike. We have a number of Irish pubs that may the “wearin of the green” an event that lasts for days.

The Grand Strand always extends a welcome to our northern neighbors from Canada! We even see some Northern friends join the polar bear plunges that sprinkle the Strand during winter. Many places offer “Can-Am Days” and specials Canadian get-together events.

Business is booming and blooming.  Far from being a winter wasteland – the Grand Strand has turned into a winter wonderland. Imagine Camellias and other flowers that actually bloom in our “winter” season.

What to wear?  While we have occasional cold snaps, most winter days, you can just pull on a sweatshirt or light jacket to enjoy the salt air. Save your winter boots and heavy coats for when YOU will visit your up-north friends. Better yet, invite them down here to visit you- and escape the frosty weather! We can surely find them a nice place to stay.

The Grand Strand is 4 seasons - for 4 reasons – weather, friendly people, lots to do, and beach livin’. We look forward to helping you LIVE THE DREAM”.

So, Stop what you are doing and head south to sunny and warm Myrtle Beach.  Stay a few days, possibly a week, or move down and become a local! 
We’ll see you on the Beach!



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Yuletide Greetings


It seems we have flown right through the Thanksgiving Holiday and now Christmas is right around the corner.  Yet there is STILL so much going on in Myrtle Beach, that the time is just right for a quick trip. 

Greetings and Happy Holidays to all. Well it is that time of the year again. Christmas and Hanukkah are here and we are all preparing for that fun festive time. I hope that all readers are well, happy and healthy. Please remember the reason for the season.

All is well here in sunny Myrtle Beach. Temperatures are still in the 70's, not a cloud in the sky and we are feeling great. We are preparing for the arrival of the winter snow birds (Winter Rentals). Each year, we have an influx of winter guests that arrive at the beach right after the holidays to take advantage of the weather, great rates, shopping, and empty beaches. What a great time to enjoy what Myrtle Beach as well as the surrounding areas have to offer. If you have not visited our website for our winter specials, please do so. Stay with us for 90 days and avoid sales tax!

I would like to say a word to the real estate investors out there. As you know, times are tough but getting better, especially in the realestate market. This leads me to the point regarding Myrtle Beach. There are tremendous properties out there at fantastic prices. Interest rates are low and there are sellers looking for buyers. Please visit our website for our company listings or call one of our professionals to let them assist you in owning a"piece of the beach".  These prices will not last for long so take advantage of owing your place in sunny Myrtle Beach.

From all of us here on the Booe Crew, we would like to wish each and every one of you a joyous and happy Holiday Season. May peace and prosperity be with you all now and in the upcoming year.   

Merry Christmas,
 
The Booe Crew!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Well, we have swept through another Summer and had a great time.  But that isn’t the end of it.  Right now, the water and the temps are still great.  Fall at the beach is the absolute best time to be here.  This is what we locals like to call the “Secret Season”.   Fall time kicks in gear the street festivals, such as the Bog Off inLoris, Oktoberfest at Market Commons, Lip Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook-Off inMurrells Inlet with the Irish Greek festivals just wrapping up.  And of course, we cannot forget the ShrimpFestival in Little River.  The same area the Blue Crab festival is held in May right on the waterfront.   

Also, with October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have a vast list of events and ways to participate in raising more awareness to find a cure!! Below, compliments of WMBF News here in Myrtle Beach, is the list of area Breast Cancer Awareness events. 

Also going on this time of year is a plethora of haunted trails, ghost walks and so much more.  Compliments of Grand Strand Happenings, we shared below a list of events and happenings for Halloween in Myrtle Beach:

There is always something going on at the beach!  Just come down and check it out.

Halloween
For the Kids:

North Myrtle Beach:

Howl-O-Scream, McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach October 25th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free Howl-O-Scream event includes hayrides, pumpkin painting and marshmallow roasting in addition to the traditional trick-or-treating. The event is open to all ages and includes scary and scare-free zones.

Kids’ and Pets’ Halloween Costume Contests at BarefootLanding Oct. 25 starting at 1:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25 bring the kids and the pets out in their favorite costume to have a chance to win great prizes. Registration begins at noon, Kids’ contest starts at 1:00 and Pets’ contests follows. There will be face painting, free carousel rides for those who are in costume and Kids’ Karaoke.

Trick or Treating at Barefoot Landing October 31st From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dress up the kids and bring them out to enjoy the sights, sounds, and safety of trick or treating at Barefoot Landing. Bring the family to shop, eat and enjoy!

Myrtle Beach:

Children’s Museum of South Carolina Not So Scary Boo Bash On October 26th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $3 with a costume.

Trick or Treating at Broadway at the Beach On October 31st from 4:30 p.m.  to 6:30 p.m.

Bring the little ones to Broadway for trick or treating in a fun & safe environment . Participating merchants will have little surprises for all those in costume and don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center for a FREE trick or treat bag and activity book. Available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

Hard Rock Cafe, Broadway at the Beach will offer free kids meals with the purchase of an adult meal to all kids in costume on Halloween Day. They will  also have Halloween treats for the little ones.

The Market Common, Farrow Parkway will be trick or treating on October 31st from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Participating stores around The Market Common will offer candy or you do the Monster Mash in front of Grand 14 Cinema.

Huntington’s Haunted Halloween Friday & Saturday, Oct. 24-25, 2012  6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The Atalaya “castle” will be the setting for an evening of fright-fully fun family entertainment! Enjoy 2 separate haunted house attractions, carnival games, children’s crafts, spooky cartoons on the big screen, s’mores, a bonfire, and more!  Event admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15.  Children 5 and under are free, but parents, please note: some of the special effects used in the haunted houses may be too intense for younger children.  Free Park Admission during this event.  This event goes on, Rain or Shine!  Call 843-235-8755 or click HERE for more information.

Murrells Inlet:

Halloween on the Marshwalk October 31st beginning at 5 p.m. Bring the kids out beginning at 5pm for the Annual Trick-or-Treating and Costume Parade.  At 6pm the kid’s costume contest will be held at the pirate statue behind Drunken Jack’s Restaurant.   Visit www.marshwalk.com or call 997-2713 for more information.

Conway:

Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Lowcountry on October 23, 24 & 25. Professional storytellers weave tales of lowcountry haunts through the shadowy streets of Downtown Conway.  This Halloween event features seven storytellers sharing tales that are always spooky, sometimes humorous and guaranteed to become part of your family’s Halloween tradition.  Tours begin each evening at 7:00 PM and leave the box office every 10 minutes until 8:30 PM.  The storytelling tour is 60 minutes and the tour route is approximately 1 mile.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.  To purchase advance tickets  visit conwayalive.com or contact the box office at 843 248 6260.

S.C.’s Largest Corn Maze at Thompson Farms, 1625 Bucksville Drive, Conway

It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays (and on Halloween) and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15.50 for adults, $13.50 for kids ages 3-11 and 2 and under are free for corn Maze, Pappy’s play prea, a hay ride, and animal feeding. In addition the farm also hosts Flashlights in the Maze for $9 per person on Oct. 27 which allows visitors to bring their own flashlight and navigate the corn maze.

For the Adults:

North Myrtle Beach:

House of Blues Friday October 10th at 4pm is Dogtoberfest is a fundraising event on The Deck that benefits The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach. For a $5 donation enter your dog into our costume contest for a chance to win a HOB Prize Pack. There will be great raffle prizes and live music from 4pm until 8. 

Myrtle Beach:

Broadway at the Beach – last year they had a great costume party in Celebrity Square and we heard they are doing it again!

Surfside:

Put on your best costume and come to the Island Bar for some scary karaoke along with beer pong! Prizes will be given out for the best and worst costumes. Cash prizes for beer pong. Spooky drink specials too!! The fun starts at 9pm.

Murrells Inlet:

Halloween on the Marshwalk October 31st beginning at 7 p.m. Adults enjoy a night of outlandish fright, fun, costumes and prizes.  Dress up to win or just come out to watch.  Over $2,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the best adult costumes.  All costume entries must register and visit each of the Marshwalk restaurants to qualify.  Final judging at 10:30pm.

Scary Adventure Activities:

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure,  901 Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach,   Sun.-Thurs. Noon to 7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. Noon to 8 p.m.; Open later during “Fright Week” Oct. 25-31. $13.99 for adults, $7.99 for children ages 6-11; under 6 not permitted.

Dr. Screams: The Ride of Your Life,  Myrtle Beach Speedway, 950 Hospitality Lane (near Tanger Outlets), Open Oct. 13-31. Runs each night from about 8 p.m. to midnight, $15 per person.

Terror Under The Bridge,  A portion of the proceeds from every entry goes to Fostering Hope, a group which provides good and service to children in foster care in Horry and Georgetown counties.

Nightmare Haunted House,  1001 Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, Fri.-Sun., 6 p.m. to midnight;

Breast Cancer Awareness October Events

Here is the list we found on WMBF for times and dates or click WMBF for more details.

Caring In Our Lifetime, the local fight against breast cancer in Horry and Georgetown counties, is proud to announce area events scheduled for October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All funds raised benefit local residents with their medical bills related to breast cancer.

Entire Month of October

A special Raspberry Wheat Beer brew will be on tap at Liberty Brewery and Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach.  Fifty cents of every pint of beer sale benefits Caring In Our Lifetime. Liberty Tap Room and Grill in Myrtle Beach will be selling pink ribbons for $1 to donate to Caring In Our Lifetime.

Entire Month of October

Coins for Caring: All coins dropped into the fountains at Broadway at the Beach?in the month of October will be donated to Caring In Our Lifetime.

Now thru Oct. 25
Shop the two Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach and raise funds for breast cancer patients! For a $1 donation, you'll receive a special PINK CARD that will give you an instant 25% off bonus discount on a single item at participating stores Portion of the proceeds of the PINK CARD will benefit Caring In Our Lifetime.

October 8
Fall Fun at the Forest, next to Chick-fil-A at Carolina Forest. From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., a day of family fun with games for the kids and great food to eat! Hay rides, face painting, live music, inflatable rides, arts and crafts, and more. Event will benefit Caring In Our Lifetime.

October 22
Care to Ride & Care to Rock. Care to Ride is a scenic motorcycle ride through North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach. Registration 3:30 p.m., depart 4:30 p.m. Advance Registration: $20 Rider/$15 Passenger. Day of Registration at North Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson: $25 Rider/$20 Passenger. Hard Rock Cafe After Party on the Patio from 6-8 p.m. Care to Rock Concert at Hard Rock Café Myrtle Beach featuring Black Glass at 8 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5. Includes Care to Rock Inspiration Bracelet. Proceeds from both events benefit Caring In Our Lifetime. For more info, call Janice at Hard Rock 843-946-0007.

October 23
Gina R. Jennings Rock the Ribbon at South Side Raw Bar from 1-9 p.m. in Garden City. Live music bands, prizes, give-aways! Proceeds will benefit Caring In Our Lifetime. For more information call 843-267-3349.

October 28
Coastal Carolina Women's Volleyball "DIG PINK" match vs. Winthrop will be held on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m. at CCU's Kimbel Arena. Admission is free and will honor breast cancer survivors. Proceeds to benefit Caring In Our Lifetime. Come on out for a night of excitement as well as a silent auction.

For more information visit CaringInOurLifetime.com or visit Caring In Our Lifetime on Facebook.

Caring In Our Lifetime was first organized in 1997 to raise funds for a local breast cancer survivor. The effort has continued annually to help many more survivors with their medical bills and other expenses related to breast cancer. Caring In Our Lifetime has raised more than $400,000 to help local survivors in Horry and Georgetown counties. Caring In Our Lifetime is an all-volunteer 501c-3 charity. Caring in Our Lifetime's 2011 sponsor is Carolina Regional Cancer Center.

So if you didn’t get to leave your footprints in the sand, it still is not too late!

 

We’ll see you on the Beach!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Well September is upon us bringing summer to end.   We are now in midst of gearing up for the fall and Myrtle Beach’s Secret Season!!  But it’s still not too late to get a last minute run in to the beach.  Right now is the best time to head down to enjoy our corner of the Palmetto State.  The water temps are amazing, the rates are low and the traffic is non-existent. 

Plus there is still so much to do!  In the days of old, Labor Day meant the beach slowing down and turning into a ghost town while everyone closed up shop for a winter rest and geared up for the next season.  But now, with the weather being so moderate and snow birds flocking here to get away from the cold unrest of winter, Myrtle Beach is open year round! 

There is so much to do here in Myrtle Beach from Labor Day through Memorial Day. This time of year we begin focusing on Golf, Festivals, Snow Birds (our Winter guests from up north)  and other activities all along the Grand Strand.  Also, this is the time of year we begin working on innovative ideas to implement for next year to make your summer vacation even more memorable. 

This year, part of the Booe Crew will be heading to sunny San Diego for VRMA, better known as the Vacation Rental Managers Association for their Annual Conference on Oct. 26-29, 2014. With more than 900 of the industry’s top leaders in attendance last year, the VRMA Annual Conference is the largest event in the professionally managed vacation rental industry. The VRMA show offers the latest tips, information, and strategies available through educational sessions and networking opportunities. The ideas and techniques we learn at the VRMA Annual Conference can be immediately implemented to improve our business, provide better value to homeowners and boost guest satisfaction. We can't wait to share all the great ideas we pick up there! 
But now is perfect to take the time to book your fall getaway to sunny Myrtle Beach!
We’ll see you on the Beach!

Friday, May 30, 2014





With May coming to an end we are on a downhill slide straight into summer and everyone is getting ready for that much needed, well deserved week long vacations! 


After working and dealing with a very rough winter and getting caught up from all the snow days, we bet you are ready to just get on the beach! 


Sometimes some of us tend to get a little anxious in our packing and preparing and may forget a couple of things. I know I usually do.  It wouldn’t be a vacation if I didn’t! 


So we thought it might be nice to have a checklist to go by when preparing to head out to the beach and have done our best to think of things that you may need when you get here. 


 





The entire Booe Crew is excited that your family will be joining us for your much needed vacation in just a few days!   Upon your arrival to Myrtle Beach, we want to inform you of what will be provided for you when you enter your vacation rental.  You’ll find a roll of paper towels, a roll of toilet paper and hand soap in each bathroom, a trash can liner and a starter pack of dishwasher detergent.  Hopefully this will eliminate an immediate trip to the store.

We advise you to either bring the following items from home or purchase them from our local grocers:


  • Laundry detergent
  • Additional rolls of paper towels
  • Additional trash can liners (large ones too!)
  • Additional toilet paper
  • Don’t forget the Antibacterial soap!
  • Dish sponge and towel
  • Napkins
  • Zip-Loc bags, plastic wrap, aluminum foil, etc.
  • Condiments, spices, etc.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries in case of power outage….or for the moonlight  walk on the beach
  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen and aloe (time to turn so you won’t burn!!)
  • Insect repellent (it’s SC and we have big Mosquitoes!!)
  • Beach towels
  • Sheets, pillowcases, bath mats, wash cloths and bath towels (unless purchasing a linen package)
  • Tissues
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer (some properties provide these)
  • Umbrellas (lets hope you won’t need this one


These items can be rented (or purchased) from a local vendor:


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrella
  • Bicycles
  • Baby Equipment (high chairs, strollers, cribs, etc…)
  • Kayaks
  • Surf Boards




 
We’ll see you on the beach!

Friday, May 16, 2014


There is a lot of new stuff going on in Myrtle Beach this summer!  To begin with, we have King Kong!!!  Yep, the new Hollywood Waxmuseum is going up where the Nascar Café used to sit at 21st Ave.  And low and behold, structured at the top of the building, fashioned like the “Empire State Building” is Myrtle Beach’s very own Great Ape resembling Hollywood’s famous King Kong! 

 

Also new to the beach this year, where Nascar Speedpark once sat, is now the new Myrtle Beach Broadway Grand Prix! Where Go-Kart racing will be at its finest.

 

There is so much going on in Myrtle Beach. It is hard to keep up, but at least we can give you a preview of some of the happenings so you can plan a quick getaway!  Again, take advantage of the many specials we offer before the peak season rates kick in.  Come to the beach for a long weekend, or better yet, spend the week here in sunny Myrtle Beach!

 

We’ll see you on the beach!