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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.

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.


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!