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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.


Having the Best Valentine’s Day Ever

Feb-3-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

In less than two weeks Valentine’s Day will be here and if you’re among the people looking for romantic ideas, read on. Everyone seems to have their own way to show their appreciation for their loved ones. For many, it’s the same old, same old, year in and year out. Lots of people take the route of roses, candy, dinner out and a greeting card. Don’t you think it might be time to shake it up?

Having the Best Valentine's Day Ever
Here’s a great idea. How about coming to Coastal South Carolina and spending Valentine’s weekend in one of our many luxurious beach vacation rentals. We can promise you it will be some of the best spent money ever!

At Litchfield Real Estate we have luxurious beach vacation rentals at great rates, making our locationthe ideal place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Check out our great specials to help you decide where to stay. Our accommodations will allow you to spend a little bit less on your rental, leaving extra cash for you to spend enjoying all the Litchfield Beach and the Grand Strand has to offer!

Having the Best Valentine's Day Ever
Spending the holiday weekend here, you can enjoy a romantic dinner for two at the restaurant of your choice. With close to 2,000 restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining in the area, it won’t be difficult to find the perfect spot for you to celebrate.

Whether you’re looking for a oceanfront, ocean view, or second row rental, we have plenty of vacation rentals that are available this time of the year. You’ll appreciate knowing that all of our properties are well-appointed homes decorated in lovely beach décor and fully furnished.

Having the Best Valentine's Day Ever

While you’re here, why not take advantage of Marshi Gras on the MarshWalk on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Create a costume, dig out that old Halloween costume, throw on a feather boat – anything! Just join the Marshi Gras style parade led by The Land of Dixie Band and let the good times roll.


Give us a call toll free today at 800-437-4241 if you need our help in making a reservation for Valentine’s Day. We’d love to talk with you about the type of accommodations you’re hoping for.


How to Find that Perfect Property in Litchfield SC

Jan-5-2015 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

If you’ve been meticulously searching for that ideal piece of Litchfield SC real estate but coming up short, you should speak with us. Some buyers do find their forever home on the Internet, others happen across it by seeing an Open House sign, and some by seeing a property advertised locally but this is a slow and hit-or-miss process for finding a home and most people don’t want to waste years looking. People are busy and have better things to do with their time. We get that. Contact us at Litchfield Real Estate and let us do the investigative work to find you that perfect house. We have a awesome assortment of real estate available in Litchfield, Pawleys Island and the surrounding areas that could be that home you’ve been looking for.

How to Find that Perfect Property in Litchfield SC
Over 80 percent of people looking for a home start their search on the Internet, according to the National Association of Realtors. Shopping for real estate online from the comfort of your living room is both comfortable and convenient. It’s the reason that we post our properties on our website. Browse our Litchfield SC properties for sale on your time schedule. All the important details you’ll want to know about any given property is provided on the web page, as well as plenty of photos. With Google maps you can see the neighborhood and view the house up close while sitting in your own home or office.

How to Find that Perfect Property in Litchfield SC
Once you find some homes on our website that interest you you’ll need to contact us to assist you with getting a closer look at these properties. With nearly 90 percent of homes still being sold through real estate agents, it’s wise to have you own. Realtors get advance notice of new properties coming on the market. We know about them long before they ever make it to the website.

We’d be happy to help you to find the home you’ve been looking for whether it’s among our inventory or with another agency. Give Litchfield Real Estate a call at 800-437-4241 and let’s set up a time to get together.

The Minimalists Guide to a Litchfield Beach Holiday Vacation

Nov-10-2014 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

With Thanksgiving a little over two weeks away we’re going to share with you The Minimalists Guide to a Litchfield Beach Holiday Vacation. This year’s Thanksgiving could turn out to be one of the most relaxing and low-key holidays you’ve ever experienced, especially if you spend it at the beach with us. We have plenty of holiday vacation rentals available that are just waiting for guests to arrive. Large or small, all come fully furnished and have well equipped kitchens suitable for making a meal for any minimalist and their guests.

The Minimalists Guide to a Litchfield Beach Holiday Vacation

Let the following tips guide you and you’ll find you won’t have to spend days in the kitchen preparing for a meal that takes 15 minutes to eat. And best of all – it’s not what you’re eating, it’s about who you share the meal with and the thanks that you give. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us at Litchfield Real Estate.

To be a minimalist requires you to break out of tradition a bit and maybe let go of the ways you’ve always done things. Open your mind up and consider a new way, an easier way, perhaps a less expensive way of cooking your holiday meal this year.

Tip #1. Everything doesn’t have to be made from scratch. You can purchase a tasty pumpkin or other types of pie from a local bakery or a Girl Scout bake sale and your stomach will be perfectly happy with that.

Tip #2. While less food won’t feed more people, less choices make it easier to decide what to eat. Skip the four vegetables and have just one. Don’t have two types of stuffing when one can be a feast. You don’t need a ham and a turkey when one or the other is enough.

The Minimalists Guide to a Litchfield Beach Holiday Vacation

Tip #3. Don’t spend hours making what you can easily buy inexpensively. This is tricky. You can actually buy an entire meal already prepared and it would suit some minimalists just perfectly. On the other extreme could be a TV dinner or a turkey sandwich and a bag of chips. You have to find your own way here and decide how you wish to define minimalism. Is it about less money spent or is it about less time spent in preparation and more time being with the people you care about?

Tip #4. Downsize that bird. If everyone in your family eats only white meat and the dark meat usually winds up in the dog’s dish, don’t buy a whole turkey! Buy one or two turkey breasts and lay the stuffing beneath it. You won’t have near the waste but then your dog won’t be quite as pleased with you either.

Tip #5. These days you can buy already prepared side dishes that just need a few minutes in the microwave. If you truly want to spend less and use what you buy, don’t buy foods everyone but you likes because it will be you eating the leftovers.

The Minimalists Guide to a Litchfield Beach Holiday Vacation

Tip #6. Make this be the year you skip the appetizers and save your appetite for the main entrée. Too often people miss breakfast and then attack the appetizers only to find they’ve taken the edge off and don’t enjoy their dinner as much. Save your time and save your money for the big event.

Tip #6. One of the best minimalist ideas of all is to just go out to eat. Nothing too extravagant. Just somewhere nice and simple that is serving a Thanksgiving dinner. Check the local newspapers and you may find some churches that are having a dinner that is open to the public.

No matter where you dine, after enjoying a holiday meal take the time to walk, drive, or bicycle to the nearest beachfront and treat yourself to a leisurely walk. Be sure to look around and you’ll notice you’re surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. When you’re done drive through some of our neighborhoods and just notice how well kept and maintained the properties in our neighborhoods are. This area is a gorgeous and relaxed coastal environment we think you’d love to call home. If you’d like us to show you around while you’re in town just give us a call at 800-437-4241 and we’d be happy to get together with you.

Pawleys Island Annual 4th of July Parade

Jun-17-2014 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

47th Annual Fourth of July Parade
The Fourth of July Parade on Pawleys Island, South Carolina is a fun community event.

Starts: 07/04/2014 10:00AM

321 Myrtle Avenue
Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585 USA


Independence Day is one of the best holidays to get out with your family and friends, and join your community while celebrating this great nation. Cook outs, family gatherings, parades, and of course fireworks scream summer time, while showing your patriotism at the same time. Pawleys Island is action packed on the Fourth of July, and a wonderful place to celebrate!

If you’ll be in Pawleys Island over the fourth of July you won’t want to miss the Pawleys Island Annual 4th of July Parade. This is one of the best parades in coastal South Carolina to be sure! The parade is held from 10 to 11 a.m. and starts at 321 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island. Make sure you arrive before 10am to secure your spot to watch the parade and get in the holiday spirit.

Interested in being more than just a spectator? Anyone can enter the parade – visitors and residents alike – in anything that you can turn into a float. Whether it’s a boat, car, pickup truck, flatbed truck, 4×4, motorcycle or bicycle you enter, be sure it’s decorated in the patriotic red, white and blue colors of our country. Year’s past has shown that a lot of thought and creativity go into decorating the floats and prizes are awarded.

For those interested in entering a float in the parade, just stop by the Pawleys Island Town Hall at 321 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island and fill out an application. The cost to enter is $15 if you pay in advance. If you pay on the day of the parade it is $20. Applications will be available Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. until the day of the parade on July 4. For more information call 843-237-1698.
Between approx. 1-2 p.m on July 4, 2014 the 2014 Salute From the Shore flyover will be held for the fifth year. Although sequestration grounded the F-16s from Shaw AFB, we have vintage aircraft flying this year. Come to the South Carolina coast and show your patriotism as aircraft fly overhead to salute our armed forces.

We hope to see you at the parade this year! Where ever you are, we hope you have a safe and fun holiday. God Bless the USA!

Resolve to Make That Home Purchase on Pawleys Island in 2014

Dec-27-2013 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

It won’t be long before a brand new year is before us and with that many resolutions we’ve all made to do things differently, better, in the next year. It’s great to always get another chance, another “do over”, every 365 days, isn’t it? If 2014 is the year you’re going to retire, relocate or start investing your money more wisely than ever, we have many Pawleys Island homes for sale that you just have to see.

Homes for Sale on Pawleys IslandBuying a new home is exciting for everyone and relocating compounds that excitement. Coastal South Carolina is a beautiful location to live but Pawleys Island, now that’s the crème de la crème of beach communities. Just one visit there and you’ll see why. It’s a piece of paradise all its own.

Once you decide you’re taking this step into purchasing a South Carolina property take the time to sit down and prioritize the features you want your next home to have. These would be things that are must-haves vs. nice-to-haves – garage, swimming pool, fabulous views, gourmet kitchen, space to spread out. Knowing these ahead of time will make your house hunting far easier both for you and for the agent working with you.

Using one of our agents at Litchfield Real Estate to find your Pawleys Island property will save you time. We’ll take the information that you provide to us, sift through the homes for sale and select the homes that best meet your criteria. Then we’ll meet with you to review. We’ll set up the appointments to tour the homes with you and help close the deal when you decide which home is the right one for you. This is a process we look forward to time and time again. Give us a call at 800-437-4241 and we’ll help you find your perfect place.



When There’s No Room at the Inn, Our Condo Rentals are Available

Dec-13-2013 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

When it comes to where to spend the holidays we’re partial to spending it at the beach and apparently so are many other people! If you have out of town guests coming to visit but you’re short on space and have no place to put them, check out our website. When you’re looking for Pawleys Island condo rentals don’t overlook the condos we have in close by Litchfield Beach. They’ll all make perfect accommodations for the holidays and your guests will be thrilled.

Pawleys Island condo rentals for the holidaysWe have many 2 and 3 bedroom condo rentals that are fully furnished and ready for guests to come spend the holidays. Whether your company is arriving in time for Christmas or will be here to bring in the New Year, they’re going to love how beautifully decorated and accommodating our condos are.

Be sure to take them to the events being held at nearby Brookgreen Gardens. Brookgreen’s most popular annual event, Night of a Thousand Candles, has become a holiday tradition that many look forward to every year. This year the event will take place December 12-14 and 19-21 from 3 to 10 p.m. Thousands of lights sparkle from Live Oak trees and illuminate garden paths as musicians perform, carolers sing and visitors experience the enchantment that only this event can bring. Call Brookgreen Gardens at 843-235-6000 or 800-849-1931 for more information.

They’re also holding a special event early on New Year’s Eve. Stroll by Candlelight on New Year’s Eve at Brookgreen Garden’s to see the gardens lit up by candlelight beginning at 6 p.m.

All of us at Litchfield Real Estate wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Spend Your Thanksgiving in Our Oceanfront Rentals

Nov-21-2013 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

Thanksgiving day is less than a week away. Do you know where you’re spending the holiday? Have you made your plans and invited friends or family to share a holiday meal? Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for all that you have – whether it’s a lot or a little. It’s also a day to consider those less fortunate than yourself and how you might possibly be able to share your blessings with them going forward, thus making a positive difference in their lives.

oceanfront vacation rentalsMany people designate the day after Thanksgiving as the start of the holiday shopping season after all, it is the biggest shopping day of the year. If you’ve come to the coastal Carolinas to spend your Thanksgiving in one of our beautiful oceanfront vacation rentals then you’ll be in close proximity to unlimited shopping venues. From specialty shops to malls galore, you’ll be able to find exceptional gifts for your family right here.

Staying in one of our oceanfront vacation rentals for the holiday whether it’s in Garden City, Inlet Point, Litchfield by the Sea, Murrells Inlet, North Litchfield, Pawleys Island or South Litchfield is a very memorable way to spend your Thanksgiving. If you’ve never tried it you’re in for a big surprise. The beachfront at water’s edge is a spiritual and meaningful place for many people. It’s a wonderful spot to spread a blanket and watch the sun come up while giving heartfelt thanks for the beautiful world we live in.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

We Have Pet Friendly Rentals Available for the Holidays

Nov-8-2013 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

With the holidays coming many people will be traveling to visit family and spend time with friends. For those coming to the coastal South Carolina area and bringing their four legged family members you’ll be happy to know we have available pet friendly rentals that are comfortable for both you and your pets, whatever type they may be.

pet friendly rentalsSometimes it’s fun to get away without actually going anywhere. Even if you live in the area you can get a great deal on an off-season vacation rental at this time of year. It’s an awesome place to spend the holidays whether you have people visiting or not. Many of our vacation rentals have spacious kitchens that may be far suitable for preparing a holiday feast than what you have at home.

Take a look at the pet friendly rentals we have available in Garden City, Inlet Point, Litchfield by the Sea, Murrells Inlet, North Litchfield, and Pawleys Island. Choose whichever one will hold the crowd you’re expecting for the holidays and then split the cost between everyone. It’s a delightful way to celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas, too!

Our rental homes come fully furnished and beautifully decorated. There are quite a few that are oceanfront if that’s your heart’s desire. Just picture long walks along the beach working up that holiday appetite or catching a beautiful sunset after a long and fulfilling day spent with friends and family.

Here at Litchfield Real Estate we’d like to wish you and your family a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

We Can Set You Up With a Year Long Rental on Beautiful Pawleys Island

Oct-18-2013 By Litchfield Real Estate Staff

Coastal South Carolina is a beautiful place to call home, especially the area of Pawleys Island. Known as one of the oldest summer resorts & top destination (according to My Carolina Lifestyle) along the entire east coast, it still holds onto all the charm of years gone by. That’s part of what makes this area so popular among vacationers and why we’re often asked whether we can provide any Pawleys Island annual rentals.

Pawleys Island annual rentalsWe have an inventory of 150+ properties that are annual rentals in Pawleys Island and keep an updated listing on our website of those that are currently available. There are both furnished and unfurnished properties in a wide range of prices. Look them over and if you have any questions at all please get in touch with us by calling 800-437-4241. We’d be happy to assist you with finding an annual rental.

Our long term rentals are available with 2 or 3 bedrooms in a variety of condos and single family homes. Superior amenities that are available with these homes make them the preferred rentals for anyone desiring to spend a year “trying out” the area before making a permanent move here. It’s an excellent way to get a feel for the coastal area to determine where you’d best like to live. As a real estate company we can also assist you when you’re ready to start looking at properties to purchase.