Featured Unit: Wedgewood 212

16 Apr

An expertly decorated villa perfect for up to six people awaits at Wedgewood 212. Featuring overstuffed sofas and a recliner in the living room, this condo overlooks the 15th fairway of the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort. The combination of earth tones and sunlight from the large open windows and doors in the living area gives this unit a warm and inviting feel to guests. This carries over into the master bedroom, featuring a modern king bed set. The guest bedroom features two twin beds, and the sleeper sofa in the living room offers further sleep space. Convenience is ensured with a fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, multiple TV’s and wireless internet access. For more information and to book this gorgeous condo, call us at 1-800-449-4005 or check out our Barefoot Resort website.

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Area Events: 2013 Carolina Zombie Walk / 2013 Sons of Italy Italian Festival

10 Apr

Two very different but festive gatherings are set to take place in the coming weeks at Barefoot Landing, and both are sure to be a fantastic way to spend time on a vacation.

ZOMBIES!!! Wherever you look these days, it seems like zombies are one of the hottest pop culture trends going. Returning to Barefoot Landing, the 2013 Carolina Zombie Walk looks to be a fun and frightening festival with proceeds going to a great cause. The gathering takes place on Sunday, April 28 beginning with registration at the House of Blues at 11 am. Two stages featuring live music will be set to entertain guests, and makeup artists will be on hand to turn the attendees from normal living, breathing people into ghoulish undead creatures. There will also be various activities for people of all ages. People can take part for a $5 registration fee, and all proceeds go to Project Lighthouse and the Wounded Warriors Project. The walk begins at 6 pm, shuffling throughout Barefoot Landing. After the walk, guests are welcome back for more live music and prize giveaways at the House of Blues. Visitors to the area are sure to have a great time at this frightening and one-of-a-kind experience. More info can be found at The Myrtle Beach Zombie Walk website.

The 2013 Carolina Zombie walk is sure to be a fun and frightening experience!

The 2013 Carolina Zombie walk is sure to be a fun and frightening experience!

For those seeking something a bit less gruesome, the weekend of May 3-5 welcomes back the Italian Festival. An always popular celebration at Barefoot Landing, guests can plan on getting their fill of freshly-prepared Italian specialties like Italian sausage and peppers and cannolis. There will be plenty of traditional Italian and local music and entertainment on hand. Kids will be excited to check out the inflatables play area and free face painting. There will also be a pasta eating contest and a Ferrari and Maserati exhibit for car lovers. Of course, vendors will be there offering plenty of great souvenirs.

As always, Beach Vacations would love to help you plan a getaway to come enjoy these fun celebrations. Call us today at 1-800-449-4005 or visit our website for rates and information!

Area Events: BFF Pink Ribbon Run

27 Feb

As we speak, Barefoot Landing is gearing up for the inaugural Breast Friends Forever Pink Ribbon Run! Taking place on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, thousands of guests are expected to turn out. In partnership with Grand Strand Running Club, Faith Works Partnerships and Susan G. Komen Lowcountry For The Cure, the event will promote awareness and raise funds for research and treatment of breast cancer.

The two-day event kicks off on Friday with an Expo near the Alabama Theatre where participants are invited to mingle and pick up their race packs. There will be a fun area for kids, and the evening will include a survivor celebration ceremony, a tribute walk and live music from bands.

On the following day, the focus will be on the races. At 8:30 am the 5K and 10K will commence, traversing the layout of Barefoot Resort. There will also be a Tot Trot for kids 5 years and under and a Kids Run for those age 6-10, both of which are free events.  At 10:30, there will be an awards banquet and closing ceremony at Dirty Don’s Marina in front of the Barefoot Yacht Club.

This event is sure to be a fun time for patrons and a great way to give real support to a worthy cause. More info can be found at the BFF Pink Ribbon Run website. If you’re planning on participating and spending some a weekend in beautiful North Myrtle Beach, we’d love to help you pick out the perfect accommodations! Contact us at 1-800-449-4005 for specials and to get a quote on a stay.

 

 

Fun Facts: Piers of the Grand Strand

16 Jan

One of the most distinctive landmarks of any beach area are the piers that adorn its coastline, and the Grand Strand is no different.  With eight piers located from Surfside Beach to Cherry Grove, fantastic fishing and sightseeing are waiting for visitors to the Myrtle Beach area.  Here are a few of the most popular options for tourists!

  • Cherry Grove Fishing Pier: Located in the Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach, the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier has a history dating back to its construction in the 1950’s of providing its visitors with memorable fishing adventures.  For example, in 1964, a world-record 1780-lb tiger shark was landed by Walter Maxwell off the pier! While we can’t guarantee every catch to be that large, it’s a good indication of the kind of action anglers can anticipate.  Measuring in at 985 feet, this pier features a unique two-story observation deck at the end and a tackle shop and restaurant at its base. They can be contacted at 843-249-1625 for more information.
  • Second Avenue Pier: Built in 1936, the 905-foot Second Avenue Pier is a favorite of tourists.  Considered the southern anchor of the Boardwalk, it’s one of the best places to take in the sights and sounds of Myrtle Beach.  For a fee, guests are welcome to fish off the pier and take their shot at mackerel, flounder and even barracuda! Guests can also take advantage of their open-air bar and full-service restaurant, both great for starting or ending your day with a fantastic Atlantic view.  More information can be found on their website.
  • Pier 14: With great location in central Myrtle Beach, Pier 14 is another popular tourist spot.  Home of the Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge, a fantastic dining experience is to be had with a menu featuring local seafood and steaks. A large gift and tackle shop is on-site, offering a sprawling assortment of various knick-knacks and souvenirs.  Guests are able to fish directly off the pier for a small fee, and the tackle shop rents rods and reels for those that don’t have their own. To learn more, check out their website.
  • Springmaid Pier: At a whopping 1068 feet long and 36 feet wide, Springmaid Pier holds the title of largest pier on the Grand Strand.  Known as a hot spot for Spanish Mackerel (the state record was set here) and Tarpon (the largest caught was a 125-lb mammoth), a top-notch fishing experience will be had by guests.  Their full-service tackle and gift shop makes sure you have all the gear you need to land a big one, and when the day is done, the Barnacles Bar and Grill offers guests tasty meals and icy-cold drinks.

Did you know…? The Nature of Myrtle Beach

13 Jan

We all know about the man-made attractions of the Grand Strand, like Broadway at the Beach, the Boardwalk and Barefoot Landing, and we all know that those are great places to have fun.  But, did you know that there are plenty of pristine and unspoiled areas to enjoy all the natural beauty  of the South Carolina coast?  Here are a few great suggestions to relax and take in the picturesque scenes this remarkable area has to offer.

  • Myrtle Beach State Park: Located just off the shoreline in southern Myrtle Beach, the lush forests of the Myrtle Beach State Park provide a great retreat from the bustling tourist areas.  Featuring quiet nature trails, educational seminars and great fishing from the Myrtle Beach pier, there is plenty to keep visitors occupied.  Campsites are available, as well as six rental cabins.  For more information, call them at 843-238-5325 or visit their website.
  • Huntington Beach State Park: The Murrells Inlet location of Huntington Beach State Park encompasses lowcountry greenery and wildlife with magnificent landmarks like Atalaya, the breathtaking home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, original owners and curators of the park.  Local wildlife such as alligators, egrets and loggerhead turtles are prominent, and the park offers great opportunities for surf fishing.  They can be contacted at 843-237-4440 and more information is available on their website.
  • Brookgreen Gardens: Another legacy of the Huntingtons, Brookgreen Gardens is a beloved treasure of the Grand Strand.  Known for its remarkable statue and sculpture collection and gorgeous botanical gardens, Brookgreen Gardens also offers extensive seminars in the fields of sculpture, horticulture and history.  For more information, call 843-235-6000 or visit their website.

Featured Unit: Egret Run 312

11 Jan

No one likes to go on vacation and feel cramped in their lodgings, and by that logic, everyone would love a stay at Egret Run 312!  A spacious two-story townhouse, this sterling condo encompasses three bedrooms and three full baths, providing expansive accommodations for up to six.  Every last detail of this townhouse is immaculately appointed, from the granite counters in the full-service kitchen to multiple plush sofas in two different living rooms.  This property also includes free WiFi and multiple flat-screen TVs, making sure your every need is met.  Located in the prestigious Barefoot Resort, guests have access to outdoor pools, BBQ areas and usage of an in-season beach shuttle service.  For more information on this great rental property, call us today or check out our Barefoot Resort website!

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Unit Updates: New Pet Friendly Unit!

3 Dec

The list of pet friendly units at Barefoot Resort just grew one larger!  We’re happy to announce The Havens 1034 is now available for guests bringing their four-legged friends with them on a Grand Strand getaway!  This is a third floor two bedroom unit featuring nice bright decoration, multiple TV’s, a full-service kitchen and free WiFi for guests.  For more information on this unit and to book, call us today at 1-800-449-4005 or check out our Barefoot Resort website.

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