Grand Strand Resorts

Bay Watch ResortMyrtle Beach, South Carolina or better known as the Grand Strand is one of the most popular family beach destinations in the United States. With over 60 miles of sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean, white sandy beaches, exciting entertainment, nightlife, restaurants, festivals, water parks, and much more, Myrtle Beach makes a perfect vacation for everyone! If you are planning a vacation to the area, one of the best ways to enjoy your stay would be at a resort! Staying at a resort is one of the most exciting and enjoyable experience because you have all your amenities in one location. Most resort have spas, pools, children activities, restaurants, housekeeping, beach access, nightlife, and much more! Why should you have to work at finding things to do while on vacation? By having everything at arms length you can have a more enjoyable experience with less hassle. Along the Grand Strand area there are several resorts that can accommodate all your needs! If you would like more information on planning a resort vacation at Myrtle Beach, contact The Willis Team at 843-492-4411 or by email at willisteam@scbeachrealestate.com and we can help make your stay a fun an exciting experience!


Oceanfront Condo Rentals

Avista Oceanfront Resort - Oceanfront RentalsMyrtle Beach, South Carolina is the perfect place to live! Located in what is better known as the Grand Strand, it consists of sixty miles of sandy beaches and resides along the blue Atlantic. The area is not only famous for being the No. 1 Family Beach in America, but is also well renowned for the flawless and immaculate golf courses! Each year thousands of golfers travel from all across the United States to Myrtle Beach to enjoy the best of the beach! If you are looking for excitement, great entertainment, and relaxation; then look no further. The Grand Strand is the ultimate place to settle down and with hundreds of rental properties in the area; you have the luxury of choosing a place that best accommodates your needs. For example, oceanfront condo rentals in Myrtle Beach are the best way to enjoy this gorgeous paradise! Not only do oceanfront condo rentals accommodate their visitors with outstanding amenities but they are a direct line to the beach! Some oceanfront condos include amenities such as: indoor and outdoor pools, spas, lazy rivers, fitness rooms, restaurants, and housekeeping, and much more. Renting an oceanfront condo in Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to lavish in coastal living and enjoy the highlights of southern hospitality.

If you would like more information on rental properties contact The Willis Team at 843-492-4411 or by our contact form and we will help make your dream home or vacation a perfect paradise!


Little River South Carolina

Little River, South CarolinaLittle River is the first city you drive into as you enter Horry County from North Carolina on highway 17. Little River is the oldest and one of the most unique towns along the Grand Strand. It is about 20 miles from the heart of Myrtle Beach, so the residents and visitors share peaceful days in the town which is far enough away from the sky scraping hotels. Little River is known for its fresh seafood, annual blue crab festival, fishing charters, casino boats, and historic centuries-old live oak trees. It is one of the last communities on the Grand Strand where a slower pace still exists.

This city has a variety of restaurants along the Intracostal Waterway to dine daily. Of course, for those who love to play in the waterway you can jump on in at Crickett Cove or Coquina Harbor marina or dock your boat, charter a fishing trip, rent a pontoon boat, or rent some jet skis. Little River is just a short drive to all of the Grand Strand’s famous attractions, golf courses, shows, shopping outlets, and world-class entertainment.


Affordable Second Homes and Vacation Homes

Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach Model HomeToday the housing prices are more affordable than ever! Not only are the primary homes affordable but the secondary homes are now just as easy to come by. According to The Wall Street Journal, secondary homes use to be out of price range for many but now they are viable options. This means that homes that once were $1,000,000+ are now being offered for significantly less. For instance, Myrtle Beach has had a number of properties that sold for over 1 million a few years ago now listed well under 1 million. Another property in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina sold for $1.2 million back in June 2006. That same property was resold in April 2011 for $750,000. Price cuts such as this are making buyers take note and are seizing these great opportunities. However, The Wall Street Journal indicates that the second home housing market won’t stay this way forever so those who are looking to buy should seize the moment. According to the National Association of Realtors, more than 80 percent of second home buyers have bought their homes for the enjoyment and a place to live. Last year 36 percent of the vacation home sales were all cash transactions and that increased from 2009 when the figure was just under 30 percent. If you are looking for a second home, then now may be the best time to shop and find a great bargain!


Myrtle Beach Events

This weekend Myrtle Beach is celebrating Myrtle Waves’ 26th Birthday! The famous water park is South Carolina’s largest and everyone is excited to commemorate a local and nationwide attraction. In honor of the Myrtle Waves birthday, tickets will be the lowest price of the season and are offered to locals and guests. There will also be celebrity appearances from Scooby-Doo and Shaggy! The duo will be there from 10:30 am to 12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Keith Crolley throughout the day and the Ultimate Gymnastics Academy will also give a special performance. And what’s a birthday party be without prizes? Well, there will be more than $700 in prizes handed out and much more! The party begins on Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 am to 7:00pm so don’t miss out on all the fun, sun, and waves! Also, this weekend, Myrtle Beach is excited to be listed by MSN.com as one of the ten hottest vacation real estate market hot spots! According to the company Clear Capital, Myrtle Beach is one of the best places to find a deal on a vacation home. Tom Maeser, a real estate researcher says that the coastal city is a good place to find low prices, and states that “People are coming in and saying we don’t want a deal. We want a steal.” Maeser states that “[Visitors] see what a wonderful place it is…they buy an investment property, put it in a rental program. So it’s a good investment.” In Myrtle Beach, the prices for real estate property have dropped and according to MSN.com, the median sale price in the market is $89 per square which is a 34.5 percent decrease since the peak in 2006. However, since 2009, prices have only dropped one percent, which shows prices becoming steadier with the potential to rise again. These were the major factors that helped Myrtle Beach land a spot on the list. If you are thinking about buying a home or even a second home now is definitely the time to buy!


The Dunes Golf and Beach Club

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been ranked number 46 in Golf Digest’s 2009-2010 “America’s Top 100 Great Public Courses.” This was just published in the April issue and the Dunes Club qualifies for this list of the country’s top public and resort golf courses by allowing limited package play through member hotels and package providers. The Golf’s Digest’s rankings are based on extensive play and scrutiny of thousands of courses every two years by a panel of over 900 low handicap golfers. According to the Golf Digest, “the courses were judged on various criteria: shot values, resistance to scoring, design variety, memorability, aesthetics, conditioning and ambiance.

After the panelists submitted their evaluations, Golf Digest averages the scores of the categories and totals the averages to determine the overall rankings. A course must be two years old to be considered for “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” Dennis Nicholl, the Dunes Club head golf professional stated: It’s an honor for The Dunes Club to be recognized as one of ‘America’s Top 100’ courses.” The Dunes Club golf course was built in 1947 and by designed by Robert Trent Jones. The course’s Hole 13 is better known as “Waterloo” and is the Dunes Club’s signature hole and has been honored by GOLF Magazine and Sports Illustrated as one of the greatest golf holes in the world. This summer, The Dunes Golf & club will host the 97th Carolinas Amateur and qualify for the South Amateur.


Myrtle Beach Wet Willie’s

Broadway at the Beach is the largest festival entertainment complex in South Carolina, with over 19 restaurants, more than 100 specialty shops, a nightclub district, movie theatre complexes, and recently built the only Zip Line Course in Myrtle Beach. Making Broadway at the Beach the tourist hot spot! Opening soon, Wet Willie’s, a highly innovative chain of Daiquiri Bar/Restaurants dedicated to serving great tasting frozen daiquiris with an honest portion of alcohol at fair prices. Serving a variety of exotic as well as classic frozen daiquiris, and their always brainstorming for new flavors! The restaurant is a casual, upbeat atmosphere, yielding the right mix of flavor, fun and success! So if your looking for a night out with friends, or a quick bit with the family, join us at Wet Willies where food, fun, and drinks are a reality!


Myrtle Beach Fall Festival

A slight chill is in the air and that can only mean one thing: Fall is finally upon us! The summer scorching is finally over with and the ridiculous heat is reaching a downfall. With that cool breeze brings football, pumpkins, cornucopias, trick-or-treating, warm apple cider and fall festivals. What better way to celebrate but by joining the City of Conway for their fall festival which is coming up October 2, 2010. This event will have everything from antique cars, children’s activities, demonstrations, antique tractors and food. This will be an all day celebration from 10am until 6pm. Of course, what would a fall festival in Conway be without some beach music to go along with it?! So come out and enjoy yourselves and bring in autumn with the whole family.


South Carolina Real Estate

When contemplating the Real Estate market of South Carolina, you have to put all the factors in line that make the real estate market what it is today. In South Carolina, there are numerous of amounts of options to choose from when choosing the right property for you! If it’s the smell of the ocean breeze and sand beneath your toes, you’re going to find Coastal living to be right up your alley; others may enjoy wooded backyards with secluded house in the country. Beautiful landscapes and friendly southern people help define the unique style and appeal of South Carolina. South Carolina has a thriving tourism industry that generates revenue, attracts tourist worldwide, and creates jobs; with this the Palmetto State is known to attract close to 30 million visitors a year. Myrtle Beach is the popular tourist destination, whereas Charleston is a city of history and culture. Hilton Head Island, is linked to the mainland of South Carolina, is renowned as a fashionable holiday town. So whether you’re looking to buy a second home in a booming tourist town, or you’re ready to grow your roots in the heart of South Carolina, We have everything you’re looking for!


Myrtle Beach Children’s Museum

Children’s Museum This Summer in Myrtle Beach

Are the children bored of swimming day in and day out? Why not bring them out to the Children’s museum of South Carolina for some fun times? There sure is a lot planned at the museum this summer including National Ice Cream Celebration this Friday at 1:30. Every third Friday of the month, (the next one is Aug. 20) is Fun Friday Community Night from 6-8 p.m. The museum offers free admission, free activities, and free food provided by Logan’s Roadhouse. ON July 30, there will be wild and exotic animals from Tabor City, NC zoo.

The whole family will be able to enjoy the planetarium exhibit on August 13. You will be able to see and learn about the specific stars that can be seen from Myrtle Beach. On Sept 11, the traveling Every Body Eats display will be set up for everyone to learn about nutrition, diet, and importance of breakfast. There is just so much to do and for only $8 per person, it will be well worth the money!