How to View the Solar Eclipse in Pawleys Island
Posted by LRE Team | Thursday, July 13, 2017

There is a lot of buzz going on about the upcoming solar eclipse- especially in the Lowcountry. But what exactly is the Solar Eclipse? Why is it a “can’t miss” phenomenon? More importantly, why should you definitely be in the Litchfield/Pawleys Island area to view it? Well lets start with the basics…….

What is the solar eclipse?

This celestial event is a solar eclipse in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds.

Why you can’t miss it...

The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979

Why Pawleys Island is where you should be...

Why is our area the place you want to be? Pawleys Island and the surrounding areas fall within the “path of totality” giving us some of the best views of the eclipse in the nation. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere, the corona,  can be seen. If you live or are staying anywhere  in our viewing area, Pawleys Island, at least 96% of the sun will be blocked by the moon. If you want to see totality (100%), you don't have to go far at all. It is a quick drive to McClellanville where there will be 100% totality.

For exact times and how much of the sun will be covered where you live, check out this site.

What you will need:

First, if you do not live in the area, you will need a place to stay. We still have rentals available so be sure to check out our website:! We would love to have you for this once in a lifetime event.

Second, but also VERY important, in order to view the eclipse you MUST wear protective eyewear. There are glasses specifically made for viewing the eclipse. Feel free to check those out at:

We will be celebrating all day with friends on the beach. How will you be celebrating?

Let Our Pawleys Island Rentals Be Your Home Away From Home
Posted by admin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Along with miles and miles of wide, sandy, pristine beachfront on Pawleys Island, we offer a dazzling array of Pawleys Island rentals on the mainland too, where you can spend your time in comfort. Whether you're vacationing with the whole family, a group of close friends coming to play your best golf ever, or getting away for a short time by yourself, check out our Litchfield Real Estate rentals for a sweet price. You'll be glad to call our accommodations, your home away from home. Our vacation rentals in Pawleys Island are spacious and offer separate bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and spacious living room area -- something you won't get from a hotel. Amenities in many of our rentals may include hot tubs, Jacuzzis and whirlpool bathtubs, swimming pools, free internet access, large screen TVs, game rooms, and laundry on-site. Just imagine awakening to the sounds of the birds always chirping, a sultry salty breeze always blowing, and spectacular sunrises nearly every day. Enjoy the gorgeous views of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and the coastline as far as the eye can see. Life at the beach moves slower and we promise you’ll find it both restful as well as rejuvenating. If you prefer to be active there is always much going on here, so much to explore, so many opportunities to try new things and enjoy! This is the home of championship golf, live entertainment, fine dining, fabulous shopping and some of the best fishing and boating on the East Coast. Come stay with us where there is something for everyone and the memories you make will be cherished forever.  

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Making Pawleys Island Your Next Home
Posted by admin | Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Many people come to vacation in paradise while others want more than that and dream of living here. You can find your very own piece of paradise in the Pawleys Island homes for sale that we have available. This is a really great time to buy – a great time of the year as well as the perfect economic time. Prices are more affordable now than they’ve been in some time but they won’t stay that way for long! If you’re looking for a place to live, away from the turbulence of traffic and noise, consider Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Just south of Myrtle Beach our island is about 4 miles long and is one of the oldest resorts in America. This area is more peaceful and far less crowded than further north along the Grand Strand. Not into island living? We also have many homes for sale on the mainland of Pawleys Island that are sure to delight you. Pawleys Island has maintained a low density policy regarding any new building. This has prevented developers from building high rise condo resorts on the island and maintains the island’s beauty. If you’re considering relocating to coastal South Carolina you owe it to yourself to take a look at the Pawleys Island homes for sale that we presently have. Living in Pawleys Island puts you close to the city of Georgetown, SC as well as in close proximity to the finest golf courses in the area. Many of the golf courses were built on what formerly were historic rice plantations. Some still have remains of the old plantation homes that once stood proud. In the past, the area around Pawleys Island was known for the many fishing boats that would dock in Murrells Inlets and Georgetown. Murrells Inlet is located just minutes from Pawleys Island and is the “Seafood Capital of the World”. The area has some of the finest seafood restaurants that offer waterfront dining as well as live entertainment nightly. When you’re ready to look at real estate on Pawleys Island, give Litchfield Real Estate a call at 843-237-4241 and we’ll be happy to show you around!  

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Where to Find That Ideal Spot for a Beach Wedding
Posted by admin | Tuesday, January 17, 2017

When you’re looking for a gorgeous coastal location where you can hold a beach wedding ceremony, be sure to consider Litchfield Beach, South Carolina. It is listed among the most beautiful beaches in the country and it’s a perfect spot to hold a wedding ceremony. Located on a secluded peninsula, Litchfield Beach is between Myrtle Beach to the north and Georgetown to the south. Pearly white sand covered beaches make this a breathtaking location for weddings and a favorite spot to spend Valentine’s Day and pop the question. If you’re looking for that ideal spot for your wedding — this is it — come check it out. We have Litchfield oceanfront rentals that will comfortably accommodate you and your wedding party during the ceremony and the honeymoon, too. When you come here for your wedding ceremony staying for your honeymoon just makes sense. These awesome rentals will provide you everything you need for a perfect vacation. Rentals are fully furnished right down to the kitchen utensils. The weather is moderate in the winter and hot in the summer, so anytime of the year is the perfect time to be here. A beach wedding will be a memorable one your guests will never forget.   The richly decorated rooms in our rentals create an engaging home-away-from-home. The fully equipped kitchens provide what you need for cooking whether it’s hors d'oeuvres or a full out dinner spread to have on the beach. The breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and serenity of the tidal salt marsh with its natural wildlife completely takes the experience of a beach wedding right over the top. If we can help you with booking a place to stay please give us a call at Litchfield Real Estate. We can be reached by calling 800-437-4241.  

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What's Happening for the Holidays
Posted by admin | Friday, December 9, 2016

Our Christmas present to you this year is your choice among holiday vacation rentals at 20% off through the end of the holidays! We also have some rentals where we throw in an extra night for free. If you’re still looking for gift ideas why not take advantage of these specials and surprise your family in a way they’re sure to love this year. This is definitely a one-size-fits-all gift! Don’t miss the following special events taking place on behalf of the Christmas holiday season -- Come on out and watch the Surfside Beach Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 10 beginning at 2 p.m. The parade will run down Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach. The popular Christmas performance by the Pawleys Island Concert Band under the direction of Carson Turner will take place on Dec. 13, 7 p.m. at Pawleys Island Community Church. This event is free and open to the public. Yuletide Tour of Homes, a benefit for Friends of the Georgetown Library, includes eight homes, from colonial to contemporary, decorated for the season along with refreshments at the historic Parker-Stewart House. Dec. 10, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Downtown Georgetown. $25 ($20 for members of county Friends groups) at any library or call 843-545-3303.

Nights of a Thousand Candles is definitely worth seeing if you have never been to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet or if you have visitors coming over the holiday that you want to impress. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends. An 80-foot-tall fir tree decorated with 70,000 lights will be lighted in ceremonial fashion at 5:45 p.m. every night. See the gardens come to life amid the soft glow of 5,500 handlit candles and sparkling lights from 3-10 p.m., Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 15-18. The Holiday Bazaar at Market Common takes place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday through December 17 at Market Common! There will be seasonal craft vendors, live greens, and fresh food. Bring the kids and have Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. on December 10 and 17 at Market Common. The annual Lighting of the Menorah will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 – the first night of Hanukkah – in Valor Memorial Garden at The Market Common, with Rabbi David Weissman. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a very Happy New Year from all of us at Litchfield Real Estate & Vacation Rentals!

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Come Stay in Our Oceanfront Holiday Rentals This Thanksgiving and Give Thanks
Posted by admin | Monday, November 14, 2016

With Thanksgiving Day fast approaching do you know where you will be spending the holiday this year? Have you made your holiday plans and invited friends and family to share the holiday meal? Or maybe you’re planning on dining out in a local restaurant this year. 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 could share your blessings with them going forward, making a positive difference in their lives. Many 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 the beautiful oceanfront holiday rental homes Litchfield Real Estate has to offer 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 and friends without traveling too far. Staying in one of our gorgeous oceanfront vacation rentals for the holidays in Garden City, Surfside Beach, Litchfield by the Sea, Murrells Inlet, North Litchfield, Pawleys Island or South Litchfield is a memorable way to spend your Thanksgiving. The sandy beach at water’s edge is a very 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 all that you are and all that you have. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you!

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Why Investing in a Vacation Home is a Great Idea
Posted by admin | Monday, October 17, 2016

If you’re a beach lover and find yourself returning to our beautiful shores year after year, this may be the perfect time to invest in your own vacation property. Residential prices are reasonable right now and interest rates are still low. At this time of the year there’s less competition for the homes on the market. It’s a great time to invest in your very own vacation home. By working with us at Litchfield Real Estate we can address any concerns you may have about purchasing a vacation property. We can help you find that ideal place. By pairing up with us you will have a real estate professional in your corner to guide you to the best vacation homes for investing in, homes that will serve as your family’s vacation destination for many years or that would also work well as a vacation rental home. Tips to get you started: 1. If your family has a favorite location, that may be the perfect spot for your to purchase a vacation home. Decide if it’s really a place where you’d want to spend every vacation. Does it fit really well with your lifestyle and offer the recreational interests your family has? 2. Choose an appropriate size vacation home. It needs to fit your family and their comfort level as well as have accommodations for guests you may bring along. 3. Check your finances and your credit to see what you can comfortably afford to spend. Get pre-qualified for a loan if you need one. Know how much home you can purchase before you contact a Realtor. 4. When you meet with us we’ll discuss the criteria you want in a vacation home and set up some tours of properties that are on the market at this time. At Litchfield Real Estate we are fully experienced in the real estate market in South Carolina. We will help you navigate through the available homes currently on the market. When you find one you like, we can do a market analysis on it to determine if the price being asked is appropriate. Sellers of vacation homes sometimes have inflated expectations, and buyers sometimes don’t realize the higher value a home may have if it's located by the water. Educate yourself and when you find that perfect property make your offer based on your research as well as the advice of your agent. Once you’ve secured financing, your offer is accepted, and a home inspection done you will soon be the new owner of your own vacation home. Make plans during this time about how long you will spend in the vacation home. Will it be your full time residence or just a vacation destination? Do you plan on renting it out when you’re not staying there? If so, get names of rental management firms that can take care of maintenance, upkeep and rentals when you are not there. Now is the perfect time to make an investment in real estate that will that will increase in value in the years to come. Begin now and you’ll have less competition for the available properties while getting a jump on the spring buyers who come out in droves as soon as the weather turns warm again. The less competition the better your chance of getting the best price on your new vacation home. When you're ready to have us on your side, give Litchfield Real Estate a call at 800-437-4241. We look forward to hearing from you!

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