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Yes, We Have Dog-Friendly Vacation Rentals

Jan-16-2016 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

When you’re planning on taking your four-legged family members along with you on vacation it’s sometimes hard to find a place accepting of them. Many resorts just don’t value your pet as much as you and your family do. Bring them along with you when you come to stay with us at Litchfield Real Estate because we can provide you with pet-friendly vacation rentals where your family and your pets will both feel welcome!

Yes, We Have Dog-Friendly Vacation Rentals

Our dog-friendly vacation rentals offer you and your best four-legged buddy some of the most comfortable places to stay in the area. Fully furnished and beautifully decorated vacation homes are perfect for enjoying time away with your pets by your side.

When you want to take your dog out for socialization try one of the area’s dog parks. Dogs just love these local parks and they’re all fenced in for the safety of your dogs! Following is a list of some of parks in the area.

 

Dog Parks in the Area

Freeway Park in Murrells Inlet is a 3+ acre dog park that is fenced in. It includes a clean fishing pond, tables w/chairs, complimentary poo bags, doggie shower, and more $5 per pet.

Surfside Beach Dog Park located between 1st Avenue and Pine Drive by the Town of Surfside Beach Library.

Myrtle Beach Barc Parc North, 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Dr. Myrtle Beach. The Barc Park North is located off of 62nd Ave in Myrtle Beach. Off-leash dog park with 3.3 acres. Two separate fenced areas, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Tree cover to offer shade and water fountains to quench the pup’s thirst.

Myrtle Beach Barc Parc South, 670 Mallard Lake Dr., Myrtle Beach. This 14-acre fenced dog park features a large lake that dogs love. The park has a walking path and benches, doggie fountains and free baggies.

Waggin’ Tails Dog Park. The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex offers a fenced in playground for your dog! The dog park includes separate fenced in areas for small (<25lbs) and large dogs from 6:30 a.m. to sundown.

There are also many beaches in the area where dogs are welcome to enjoy a run at any time of the year but some have restrictions. Certain beaches and conservation properties will restrict dogs during the nesting seasons for different species of birds. Please pay attention to the signage when you enter a beach access to understand what the restrictions, if any, may be.

When you’re ready to book your vacation, you can reach us at 800-437-4241 or through the contact form on our website. We’re available to answer any questions you may have.

How to Get In The Mood with Holiday Events

Dec-12-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

There are many people that as soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone they’re in full celebration mode for the next holiday. Others, even long after the lights are on the tree, are still struggling to really “feel the season.” A good way to help you get in the mood for the holiday season is to go out into the community and take advantage of the different holiday events going on. Do that and before you know it you’ll find yourself humming Christmas carols to yourself!

How to Get In The Mood for the Holiday

Celebrating the Season in Dance: The holiday performances by the Litchfield Dance Arts Academy students. Dec. 12, 3 and 7 p.m., Litchfield Dance Arts Academy, 97 Otis Dr. $15/adults

 

The Sounds of Christmas: An evening of worship, praise and fellowship by the music ministry. Dec. 13, 5 p.m., Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Visitors welcome.

 

Band concert: Christmas performance by the Pawleys Island Concert Band under the baton of Carson Turner. Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Pawleys Island Community Church. Free.

How to Get In The Mood for the Holiday

 

Holiday memories: Model trains, period Christmas trees and other items that evoke the spirit of Christmas past. Through the end of the year, Brookgreen Gardens. Free with regular admission.

 

Nights of a Thousand Candles: Illuminated sculpture gardens and seasonal entertainment. Dec. 10-12 and 17-20, 3-10 p.m., Brookgreen Gardens. $18/adults, $10/ages 4-12

 

New interior with Christmas tree, presents and fireplace. Postcard.

 

A Fashionable Christmas: Candlelight tours of historic home decorated for the holidays by local designers. Dec. 10 and 17, 5-7 p.m., Kaminski House Museum. $5/adults, $3/youth, free/10 and under. Daily tours at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., $12/adults, $10/seniors, free/children 5 and under

 

Santa Paws: Photos of pets with Santa in a benefit for animal rescue. Saturdays through Dec. 19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., All 4 Paws. Call 843-237-7297 for appointment.

 

All of us at Litchfield Real Estate hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe New Year!

 

 

Special Area Holiday Events in November

Nov-12-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

At this time of the year there are events taking place that you just won’t find at any other time of the year – and we don’t just mean Thanksgiving and Christmas! There are many area holiday events held in November that are a real treat for those spending the season in one of our comfortable winter rentals. We’ve selected a few of them to share with you here but there are many more taking place all around the area. All of us at Litchfield Real Estate hope you will enjoy as many of these events as you can while having a very happy holiday!

Special Area Holiday Events in November

The 10th annual Turkey Trot Run and Walk at Brookgreen Gardens on US 17 will be held Saturday, November 21. There will be a 5k, 1-mile family walk, and a Turkey Trot (26.2 yards) starting at 8:15 a.m. Sponsored by Tidelands Health HealthPoint. For registration and more information call Health Point at (843) 237-2205.

 

 

Special Area Holiday Events in November

The popular Nights of a Thousand Candles, will be held from 3-10 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, Dec. 3-19 at Brookgreen Gardens, on US 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach. Cost is $18 for 13 and older ($14 members) and save $2 with purchase by Nov. 30, $10 ages 4-12 ($8 members); and free for age 3 and younger.

 

Special Area Holiday Events in November

The annual Atalaya Holiday Celebration will take place form 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Atalaya in the park on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens. Entrance fee for this event will be $3 ages 6 and older, plus park admission: $5 ages 16 and older, $3.25 S.C. seniors, $3 ages 6-15. Sponsored by Friends of Huntington Beach State Park.

 

Special Area Holiday Events in November

The annual Murrells Inlet Christmas Weekend with Christmas Tour of Homes will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5 with Annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 6.

 

Special Area Holiday Events in November

The annual Surfside Rotary Turkey Trot, benefiting Surfside Beach Rotary Club, will be held Nov. 26 beginning at the Surfside Beach Pier parking lot, at Ocean Boulevard and Surfside Drive. There will be a 10k and 5k at 8:30 a.m., 1 mile at 8:35 a.m., and “Tot Trot” 10:15 a.m. Entry fees vary.

 

Special Area Holiday Events in November

This year marks the 46th year for the SC State Bluegrass Festival being held from noon-10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26 and noon-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28, at Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Daily $40 general admission and $45 reserved seating for ages 16 and older, or $90 and $95, respectively, for a three-day pass; $20/$25 daily for ages 7-15, or $45/$50 for three-day pass; anyone 6 or younger free with paying parents; and $5 parking daily, free for vehicles with handicap designation.  

Spending Halloween in Litchfield SC

Oct-14-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

Now that Autumn is here and October is half over it won’t be long before Halloween arrives. People are usually split on this holiday with some loving it while others are indifferent to it. Whichever side of the fence you’re on, Halloween in Litchfield SC offers many events for the holiday that you may want to check out. Whether you already live here, are a snowbird just arriving for the winter, or you’re here checking out coastal real estate with us at Litchfield Real Estate, be sure to make the most of the area’s special events.

Halloween on the Marshwalk

The popular Halloween on the Marshwalk will take place on Saturday, October 31, starting at 5 p.m. along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. there will be trick-or-treating and the Children’s Costume Contest.  Judging will be at the Pirate Statue behind Drunken Jack’s Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. Fun for the adults begins at 8 p.m. with an Adult Costume Contest. Enter to win cash and prizes with more than $2,000 to be given out for the best costumes!

Georgetown SC Safe and Not So Spooky Halloween

Georgetown County Family YMCA and the City of Georgetown will be sponsoring a Safe and Not So Spooky Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 31. Starting at 4:30 p.m. there will be pumpkin painting and concessions. At 6:30 p.m. the Disney movie, “Hotel Transylvania,” will be shown at Rainey Park and Kaminski House lawn. For more information call 843-546-9622.

Walking Shadows Ghost Tours of Georgetown

Walking Shadows Ghost Tours of Georgetown will be two Halloween Ghost Tours on Saturday, October 31, 2015. A tour for those 14 years old and under will start at 7 p.m. A tour for those who are 15 years old and older starts at 9 p.m. Tours begin at 800 Front St. in Georgetown, SC (Joy filled Gifts and Yarn Shop). Call 843-543-5321 for more info.

All of us at Litchfield Real Estate would like to wish you and your family a safe and fun-filled Halloween this year!

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Time to Reserve Your Winter Rental

Sep-14-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

With summer winding down and autumn in the crosshairs it won’t be long before the colder winter temperatures settle in across most of the country. Here in coastal South Carolina we’re pretty much spared the frigid temperatures and deep snow and ice that the northern states get. That just might be why so many people come to Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island every year to spend their winter months in a beautiful furnished winter rental that only we can supply.

It's Time to Reserve Your Winter Rental

Many of our off-season visitors already know that the fall and winter months are the best time to explore the tranquility and beauty of the Lowcountry. It’s truly the best time to fully experience the relaxed Coastal Living lifestyle because the summer crowds have long since returned home. The off-season in the Litchfield Beach/Pawleys Island area is between the months of October 1 and March 31.

We have a large number of winter rentals with monthly rates that generally run right around 2 times the low-season weekly rate plus electric. Rates vary depending on location and length of stay. Stays of 90 days or longer are able to avoid state and local hospitality taxes.

It's Time to Reserve Your Winter Rental

You will find our winter rental properties to be beautifully furnished and fully equipped, making it easy to get onto “island time” the same day you arrive. These beautiful homes are positioned oceanfront, lake front, marsh front, canal front, second row, third row, and fourth row.

The snow-birds that return to us year after year tell us they feel like their “beach nest” is their home away from home. Many of our vacation rentals are dog friendly, making it possible to bring your four legged family members too!

It's Time to Reserve Your Dog-Friendly Winter Rental

Now is the time to make your reservation for a winter rental if you haven’t already done so. Our properties are popular and our winter guests are always thrilled with the accommodations.

Why put up with another winter of ice and snow and cold temperatures when you don’t have to? Come to coastal South Carolina and stay with us for the winter. Here you can play tennis, shuffleboard, pickleball and golf all year long!

To book a monthly vacation rental, make your reservations online , or call our Litchfield Real Estate vacation reservationists toll free at 800-437-4241, Mon – Sat, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will be glad to help plan your beach getaway!

 

Trying Out Retirement For Size

Aug-11-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

Are you one of the many people that dream about the time when you can retire and be done with the 9-5, day in and day out, drudgery of working for someone else? If so, we want to have some input into those dreams and tempt you just a little bit. Why not try out retirement for size years before its arrival. Come spend a week, a month, or a winter in one of our Pawleys Island vacation rentals and see for yourself what it would be like to live here full time. We think you’ll like the fit.

Trying Out Retirement For Size

Nestled along the coastline of South Carolina is where you’ll find our picturesque town of Pawleys Island. As awesome a place as it is to visit for a vacation, it’s an even better place to live. When you’re looking for a place to retire to keep in mind that South Carolina’s tax-friendly laws for retirees include no tax on Social Security benefits, deductions on retirement income and no inheritance or estate taxes.

Trying Out Retirement For Size

When you’re trying out retirement for size and considering the coastal region of South Carolina keep in mind that at Litchfield Real Estate we have a large assortment of real estate that we’d be happy to show you. The available properties encompass an assortment of beach homes, villas, condos and townhomes in a broad range of sizes and prices. You could spend your retirement living here in small villas suitable for two or large estates big enough to accommodate plenty of visiting friends. Whether you want to live oceanfront or on the fairway of one of the golf courses set upon the historic rice plantations in the area, there are plenty of properties that will suit you just perfectly.

The area provides miles of pristine, white sandy beaches on Pawleys Island and north through Myrtle Beach. Retiring here you could enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful areas to explore year round on a daily basis. We look forward to your arrival.

Free Summer Movies & Concerts in Georgetown

Jun-8-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

If you’re spending your vacation with us this summer there are many local events taking place in the area that you should be sure to check out. At the top of the list are the ever-popular Music in the Park and Movies in the Park. These are free concerts and movies that are held throughout the summer in nearby Georgetown. Mark your calendar now or print this page and keep it handy. Whether you live in the area or you’re staying in one of our beautiful Litchfield vacation rentals, be sure come out to enjoy the many events in the surrounding area.

Every summer people from all over the country come to the South Carolina coast to experience our pristine beaches and warm ocean currents. They make plenty of great memories here and enjoy lots of free events like the following movies and concerts. Here’s this summer’s schedule:

Free Summer Movies & Concerts in Georgetown

Music in the Park are free outdoor concerts. Held at Francis Marion Park, 801 Front St., Georgetown, the movies are open to the public. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on and your dancing shoes. There will also be kids activities and beverages for sale.

Thursday, June 18 from 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy the music of Will Ness.

Thursday, July 2 from 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy the music of Party Favor Band.

Thursday, July 16 from 6-9 p.m.
Enjoy the music of After 5 Band.

Free Summer Movies & Concerts in Georgetown

Movies in the Park are free and held on the following dates at Rainey Park, 1001 Front Street, Georgetown. Movies begin at sunset. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and don’t forget the kids.!

Friday, June 19 from 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Paddington

Friday, July 17 from 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Planes: Fire & Rescue with a special visit from City Fire Dept.

Friday, August 21 from 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

 

Pawleys Island Real Estate Appeals to Retirees

May-19-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

If you’re hoping to move coastal once retirement arrives you might just want to take a good look at the Pawleys Island real estate we have available. Located just south of Myrtle Beach, the island itself is about 4 miles long and is one of the oldest resorts in the country. At this stage in your life don’t you agree that you deserve to enjoy a setting of peace and quiet? You’ll find this area to be more peaceful and less crowded than anywhere else in the Grand Strand region.

Pawleys Island Real Estate Appeals to Retirees

One of the things that makes Pawleys Island so special is that it maintains a low density policy when it comes to development and new buildings. This has prevented the building of high rise condo resorts on the island. For those looking for a single family home or duplex, this would be ideal. If you’re considering relocating to coastal South Carolina you owe it to yourself to take a look at the homes we have for sale. The environment you’ll find here is unlike anywhere else and we feel pretty sure that once you experience it, you won’t want to leave.

Living here you’ll appreciate having Georgetown, SC, nearby as well as many of the finest golf courses in the area. Some of these Pawleys Island golf courses were built on what were historic rice plantations. Many of them still display remains of the old plantation homes that once stood on the grounds. The history speaks volumes to any one that visits the area.

Pawleys Island Real Estate Appeals to Retirees

In the past, Pawleys Island was known for the fishing boats that would dock in Murrells Inlets and Georgetown. Murrells Inlet is located just minutes away and is the “Seafood Capital of the World”. The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk is something every visitor and resident loves to experience. The shops, restaurants, music pubs and more line the marsh walk. This entire area is where you’ll discover some of the finest seafood restaurants offering waterfront dining and live entertainment.

When you’re ready to peruse some properties, take a look at what we have for Pawleys Island real estate on our website. We’d be happy to show you any properties that interest you. Just give us a call at 800-437-4241.

Featured Property: Inlet Point 2C

Apr-7-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

The peninsula community of Inlet Point is on one of the prettiest beaches along the coastline of South Carolina! This is a small gated community that is uniquely located on a secluded peninsula bound by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and a tidal salt marsh on the other. This community has many interval ownerships available for sale right now making it possible to have your own place at the beach for a fraction of the cost that full second home ownership would cost you. This month our featured property is located in Inlet Point and is an interval ownership property.

Featured Property: Inlet Point 2C

There are 4 back-to-back intervals available at Inlet Point 2C. You can purchase just one or purchase all four! The owner is ready and willing to negotiate with you. Each interval gives you an inheritable deeded ownership, and at Inlet Point 2C, each one gives you 4 weeks each year, 1 week per season. Owners are permitted to rent their weeks out.

This home has such special features as beveled glass mirrors from antique wardrobes, a mantel from a historic Charleston house, and antique heart pine floors that all make this condo feel more like an enchanted seaside cottage. Magnificent views of the ocean await your arrival to provide you with a stunning setting that can be enjoyed from the main floor that opens out to a screened porch and sundeck as well as from the top floor where the master bedroom opens out to a screened balcony.

Featured Property: Inlet Point 2C

The home has a fully equipped kitchen, impeccable weekly housekeeping, comfy furnishings, cable/satellite TV, fireplace, ceiling fans, covered parking, outside storage, washer/dryer, and internet access. Enjoy sitting on the patio and just taking in the views.

Community amenities include a boardwalk to beach, two community pools (1 Olympic size), hot tub, clubhouse, fishing and crabbing dock on the tidal marsh creek, and a 24-hour guarded security gate that is access controlled.

If you’d like more information about this property or want to set up a time to tour it, give us a call at Litchfield Real Estate at 1-800-437-4241. We look forward to hearing from you!

St. Patrick’s Day Area Celebrations

Mar-10-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

Whether you’re Irish or not there are plenty of local area celebrations taking place to provide you with numerous opportunities for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Once a year it’s all about the green – the Irish green!

Here’s a run down of what’s going on in the area.

St. Patrick's Day Area Celebrations
4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Kilt Run 5k and 10k
Saturday, March 14

The 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Kilt Run is a 5k, 10k, or you can sign up for a 15k by taking the ‘Double Shot Challenge’ and running in both! The Kilt Run takes place at the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Start and Finish line as well as the post race party is at the Dead Dog Saloon. Dress comfortable for running. While Kilts are not required they are encouraged and awards will be given to the best dressed as well as for the most St. Patrick’s Spirited runners. All races are certified 5k, and 10k, and will be chip timed by Coastal Timing. Awards will be given for overall winners in the Double Shot, Overall and Masters in 5k and 10k, and top 3 in each age group going every 10 years from 19 and under to 70+. Participants receive the event, water and Gatorade stations throughout course, a special event T-Shirt (only online preregistered runners are guaranteed their size) a breakfast buffet and drink ticket following the event from the Dead Dog Saloon, live music, door prizes, and awards! Preregistration and packet pick up expo is at the Dead Dog Saloon on Fri 3/13 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday morning from 7:15 – 8:45 a.m. 5k begins at 8:25 and 10k begins at 9:00. Dead Dog Saloon, 4079 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC.

 

St. Patrick's Day Area Celebrations
1st Annual Marshwalk BBQ Festival and Cook-off
March 13 @ 7:00 p.m. – March 14 @ 5:00 p.m.

Come out and enjoy wings, bbq, and ribs at the 1st Annual Marshwalk BBQ Festival and Cook-off hosted by The Wicked Tuna. There will be a “Wing Ding” Friday evening at 7 p.m. for the initial kickoff of the festival. Guests can purchase $1 tickets and taste wings. On Saturday at 11am. guests can sample ribs and bbq as well as enjoy the live music throughout the day. Local breweries will be onsite with their favorite brews for you to enjoy. Samples range from 1-2 tickets. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. Location: The Wicked Tuna, 4123 US 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC.

 

St. Patrick's Day Area Celebrations
Ocean Boulevard’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Featuring music, fun, authentic Irish foods and beverages! Activities include live performances, kids’ zone, games and more. Saturday also features a car show and street performers. The celebration continues Sunday with a “battle of the bands” for local entertainment. Ocean Boulevard will be closed to vehicles from Eighth Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North.  For more, contact Sherri Loomis at 843-421-9848.

 

St. Patrick's Day Area Celebrations
Myrtle Beach Irish Fest
Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Gear up for the 6th Annual Irish Fest in Valor Park. There will be a long list of Irish beers available including Brooklyn Irish Stout, Founders Imperial Stout, Highland Gaelic and more. There’s also traditional Irish fare, live entertainment, vendors and a long list of children’s activities including face painting, inflatables, and more.
Sponsored by Piggly Wiggly at The Market Common.

 

St. Patrick's Day Area Celebrations
North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach on March 14. This one-day, rain or shine event brings approximately 30,000 to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring. A parade begins at 9 a.m., followed by two stages of live music and a children’s area with rides and amusements from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Approximately 150 vendors will display their crafts, services, information, products, and serve a variety of treats along Main Street.