I don’t subscribe to a particular methodology, friends. Sometimes it’s whatever state I would fancy visiting myself. Other times it could be as simple as being drawn to a single photo on the listing. The folks who own this Myrtle Beach vacation rental strike me as nice people. Look at them on the beach. Wouldn’t you want to buy your next getaway from them?
And at $695 a week in September, $595 a week in October and – wow – $395 a week from the final week of November to the end of February (a period of weather misery for snowbirds), there’s no excuse not to consider renting this oceanfront vacation rental during the off season.
The condo has enough space for six to eight guests, with two full beds (and pillow top ones at that), a murphy bed and a sofa bed. Take advantage of having all those extra chefs around because the kitchen is fully stocked with its own cookware, dishes, utensils, glassware, appliances, etc. Cook up some steaks and enjoy them on the terrace. A table for four boasts a view of the Atlantic.
While the kids are going back to school soon, it’s never too early to start thinking about spring break or even where to go next summer. The family-friendly attractions nearby will elevate you to hero status: Medieval Times, Alligator Adventure, Ripley’s Aquarium and three different water parks. For dads (and moms, too), Myrtle Beach is dotted with golf courses.
If you feel like spending all your vacation at the condo itself, I wouldn’t blame you either. There’s a restaurant onsite, plus gym and kiddie and adult pools. Pack as light or heavy as you like – there’s a washer and dryer inside the apartment. And don’t forget the iPod. The owners have equipped the condo with an iPod docking station so you’re not stuck listening to bad local radio.
Because there’s nothing worse than the light station on a constant loop.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.