Early Spring! It’s Time to Visit the Coast

Yesterday on Groundhog’s Day, the famous Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow and declared his prediction of an early spring. We couldn’t be happier because an early spring for 2020 means more beach days and a longer season to enjoy the sand & sea! Don’t miss your opportunity to maximize your vacation days and visit DeBordieu Colony during the spring time.

With blooming flowers and green grasses, spring months are an enchanting time of year to encounter the South Carolina coast. Every nature lover will enjoy seeing the elevated presence of flora and fauna, as the coastal environment awakens before its peak season. Pelicans, egrets, gulls, and various other waterfowl can be spotted near the ocean or along the waters of the marsh in DeBordieu. Music from wrens, cardinals, and other song birds will fill the air. Deer, otters, brown squirrels, and other furry friends can be seen throughout the forestry and wooded locations. For a guaranteed viewing of native species all in one place, take a day trip to Brookgreen Gardens and their Lowcountry Zoo.

Deer and Bird in DeBordieu, Photo by Perry Peace

The moderate temperatures of the spring time create idyllic days spent time outdoors or on the water. Fishing, kayaking, biking, and paddle boarding are just a few of the many fun activities you can participate in outside while visiting DeBordieu Colony. At the Beach Club, you and the kids can hang by the pool, pick up a game of basketball or volleyball at one of the courts, or play at the playground. For sophisticated sports enthusiasts, the opportunity to play golf and tennis at the world-class club facilities in DeBordieu Colony will create a special experience unlike any other round you’ve had before.

Beach Club Pool at DeBordieu Colony
Tennis Courts at DeBordieu Colony
Golf at DeBordieu Colony

Spring time begins the buzz of activity along the Grand Strand. In addition to the many natural wonders of the area, you will find many events, shopping, entertainment and dining opportunities. If you are visiting DeBordieu over the Easter holiday, you’ll want to attend a sunrise service on the beach and make sure your little ones have the opportunity to take part in an area egg hunt. Other annual spring time local festivities include: Prince George Plantations Tour, Blessing of the Inlet, and Pawleys Pavillion Reunion. Additionally, this Spring marks the opening of the Bruce Munro Southern Light exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens which runs from April 8th to September 12th, 2020.

Don’t wait to plan your spring vacation here! If the new season truly arrives early, you’ll want to be at DeBordieu Colony as soon as you can. Give us a call at 843.527.9894 today.

National Plan for Vacation Day: January 28, 2020

Today is National Plan for Vacation Day! Established by the U.S. Travel Association, they designated today “to encourage Americans to plan their time off.” Did you know that last year “55% of Americans left vacation days unused”? That’s equal to “more than 768 million vacation days.” You can see more statistics and facts about planning a vacation at: https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/national-plan-vacation-day

Travel and leisure afforded through vacations is essential to mental, emotional, and physical health, so practice self-care today and make the most of your days off in 2020 by planning ahead. Just imagine how rested and relaxed you will feel after a week by the sea at DeBordieu Colony or remember the special family moments you shared with loved ones over a seafood dinner freshly caught from DeBidue Creek. Don’t let a day go to waste when you could be making memories along the South Carolina coast in our enchanting private community on over 2,700 preserved acres of low country nature. DeBordieu Colony is more than a place, it’s a mindset.

Use the Vacation Planning tool below to mark your calendar , then explore our 2020 Accommodations Guide, browse our vacation rentals, or give us a call to book your DeBordieu vacation at 843.527.9894.

Introducing our 2020 Accommodations Guide

At DeBordieu Rentals, we have the privilege to welcome back families, friends, and guests each year to our beautiful and peaceful community along the South Carolina coast. Because vacations to DeBordieu Colony are upheld as a cherished annual tradition by many, each year we publish an accommodations guide to highlight all of our wonderful new and returning properties so guests have an instant catalog of our extraordinary vacation rentals at their fingertips. For 2020, you can access our guide with even more ease using the digital version now live on our website!

From Oceanfront Houses to Golf Course Villas, find the vacation home away from home that is ideal for you and your loved ones. At DeBordieu, no matter where you stay you are never more than a golf cart or bike ride away from the beach.

You can also access our Digital 2020 Accommodations Guide from our Navigation bar under the “Accommodations” tab. To book or learn more about a vacation home in the guide, click the name of the property to visit its webpage or call 843.527.9894.

Say Hello to Oceana Verde for Your Summer Vacation

Introducing Oceana Verde

Take a peek at this outstanding oceanfront home, just steps from the beach with stunning views! This home features 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, and most windows have water views. The inverted floor plan has a main living area featuring Brazilian teak flooring, gas fireplace, large screen TV, HD cable and surround sound, gourmet kitchen and a sitting area off the kitchen to watch the sun rise over the ocean.

For a limited time receive two complimentary kayak rentals during these select weeks for a stay at Oceana Verde with DeBordieu Rentals!

Select Weeks:

5/29/2020 – 6/5/2020

6/5/2020 – 6/12/2020

6/12/2020 – 6/19/2020

6/19/2020 – 6/26/2020

7/10/2020 – 7/17/2020

7/24/2020 – 7/31/2020

Any week in August

Click here for a 3D Virtual Tour of Oceana Verde

To book and receive this special offer* or to receive more information on a summer stay at Oceana Verde, call or email Brad Wasserman :

843.527.9894 | bwasserman@debordieu.com

*To receive the two free kayak rentals, you must call or email Brad Wasserman to book your reservation. Offer is only valid for stays on select dates listed in this email. Additional fees may apply. Offer valid for a limited time only.

A Reason to Visit in Every Season: Events in 2020

From January to December, there’s always a reason to visit the South Carolina coast. The year has just begun and we’ve already found an amazing selection of Grand Strand events happening in 2020. Let us help you plan your trip and make the most of your time visiting here through special experiences in your favorite interests: art, history, culture, music, sports, food and more!

Winter time along the coast offers a quieter season perfect for a couple’s romantic stay over Valentine’s Day, a girlfriends’ getaway to wine, dine & shop, or an athletic adventure to achieve a New Year’s Resolution.

Grand Strand Events for Winter 2020

As the marsh grass grows and the flowers bloom, you’ll see the lowcountry come alive during a spring vacation. Visiting during this time of year is ideal for bringing the whole family while on break from school or for bird watching at Hunting Beach State Parks, Brookgreen Gardens, and many other nature trails you can find along the Waccamaw Neck. One of the most popular events during this time of year is the Prince George Plantation Tours, which tickets go on sale for February 10th through March 13th. Also, beginning on April 8th, you can experience another ticketed spring event with the much anticipated Bruce Munro: Southern Light at Brookgreen Gardens on select nights through September 12th.

Grand Strand Events for Spring 2020

Summer is the season where everyone wants to be at the beach! Cool ocean breezes and warm sands create a dreamy combination for days spent soaking in the sun or paddling in the waves. If you are a country music fan, you don’t want to miss the chance to see your favorite artists perform along the coast at the annual Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach over June 4th through the 7th. Then, mark your calendar for the 4th of July to celebrate this patriotic holiday here with parades, fireworks, and festivities that are great fun for all ages!

Grand Strand Events for Summer 2020

If you want to live like a local, try visiting here in the autumn. You’ll easily feel the rhythm of the laidback, coastal lifestyle that residents here enjoy year round. Throughout the fall, you will find many seasonal festivals and annual celebrations that highlight the unique, vibrant characteristics of our local history, heritage & culture such as the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show on October 17-18, 2020. Another must-do tradition along the Grand Strand is Brookgreen Garden’s Nights of a Thousand Candles, a spectacular light display that welcomes the holiday season in beauty & radiance.

Grand Strand Events for Fall 2020

For more information about our area or to plan a trip to attend any of these upcoming events, please give us a call at 843-527-9894. Stay tuned for new events and dates to mark your calendars as we see all that this new year has in store. We look forward to welcoming our 2020 guests throughout the year!

Happy New Year from DeBordieu Rentals!

From the DeBordieu Rentals family to yours, we hope that you have an exceptional 2020!

2019 was filled with many happy memories made throughout each vacation taken by our special guests here. We look forward to sharing in many more visits with you all in 2020 at DeBordieu!

The DeBordieu Rentals office will be closed on January 1st, 2020 in honor of the holiday. We will resume regular hours on Thursday January 2nd, 2020.

Stay tuned for new blog updates and our 2020 Accommodations Guide coming soon!

Restaurant Week in MB is January 12-22

The popular Restaurant Week in MB is returning to the Grand Strand area for 11 days from January 12-22, 2017. There will be many restaurants in the area offering special menus and dinners at discounted prices. It’s a great time to dine out at some of the restaurants around South Carolina that you’ve always wanted to try but thought you couldn’t afford. Did we mention the great specials?

Restaurant Week in MB Jan. 12-22
Whether you’re a resident, snowbird or just passing through, don’t miss this 11-day celebration offering the opportunity to try some of the best local restaurants. This event only comes around once a year and it’s your chance to try out new restaurants as well enjoy the specials at your tried-and-true favorites.

Some popular restaurants taking part in Restaurant Week

21 Main at North Beach
719 N. Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Aspen Grille
5101 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577

Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Ave., Little River, SC 29566

Cafe Amalfi
10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
4926 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Croissants Bistro and Bakery
3751 Robert M Grissom Pky, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Ducatis Pizzeria & Trattoria
960 Cipriana Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29072

Landry’s Seafood
1312 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Parson’s Table, The
4305 McCorsley Avenue, Little River, SC 29566

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Myrtle Beach
8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern
1004 Glenforest Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Vintage Twelve
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

 
 

What’s Happening Around the Area for the Holidays

There are many events going on around the area for the holidays so don’t miss a single event! If you’re planning a vacation here over the holidays, come stay in one of our holiday vacation rentals where you’ll be just a short drive from all of the following events perfectly suited for singles and families alike! And if you have family or friends visiting from out of town, keep us in mind when you need more space. Our holiday accommodations can provide you with extra bedrooms and a bigger kitchen for preparing any size holiday meal.

Surfside Beach Christmas Parade

Come on out and watch the Surfside Beach Christmas Parade that will be held on Saturday, December 10 beginning at 2 p.m. The parade will run down Ocean Boulevard.

Atlantic Stage will present ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas live at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sundays through December 18 at their 79th Avenue Theatre in Myrtle Beach. Tickets are on sale through the Atlantic Stage website for $17.50-$27.50. Family discounts are available.

What's Happening Around the Area

A favorite every year is the Annual Christmas Towne at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This year it will be held on Sunday, December 11 from 2-6:30 p.m. There will be opportunities for free Santa photos, letters to Santa, amusement rides, games and lots more. It concludes with the official tree lighting ceremony for the City of Myrtle Beach. Location: 2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach.

What's Happening Around the Area

Holidays on the Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach will be held from 12-6 p.m. every Saturday through January 1, 2017. Each week will feature a holiday light show, camel rides, live entertainment and visits with Santa, the Grinch, Santa’s elves and princesses! The Festival of Lights is a must-see. Ripley’s Ruckus Drum Line, Charity Elise, Carolina Vocals and the Boardwalk Elvis are just a few of the performers you can expect to see throughout the holiday season on the Boardwalk.

What's Happening Around the Area

Each year the Children’s Museum of South Carolina hosts a popular event with Santa. This year the Museum is hosting Candy Christmas Santa Brunch on Friday, December 23 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. This event sells out every year, as space is limited for less than 30 families. Seatings at 8 a.m, 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Price is $12/person and includes museum admission, 1/2 price for members, Advance registration required by calling (843) 946-9469.

All of us at DeBordieu Rentals would like wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Dining Out on Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Greeting

If you’re spending the Thanksgiving holiday in one of the luxurious holiday vacation homes from Debordieu Rentals you’re in good company. Many people will come here to escape from home over the holidays just to experience a holiday that doesn’t involve hours and hours in the kitchen and spending time entertaining extended family when we’d really rather not. Nothing says you have to stay home.

Why not escape to coastal South Carolina and stay with us. You won’t even have to cook! Here are plenty of restaurants in the area that will be open for dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Plan on relaxing this holiday!

Dining Out on Thanksgiving Day
Diangelo’s Italian Restaurant
929 Front St., Georgetown, SC
Reservations: (843) 527-2000
Website: http://diangelositalian.com/

River Room Restaurant
801 Front St., Georgetown, SC
Reservations: (843) 527-4110
Website: http://riverroomgeorgetown.com/
 
Dining Out on Thanksgiving Day

Stephen’s Restaurant
1730 S. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC
Reservations: (843) 461-4058
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Stephens-Restaurant-144930602339845/
 
Dining Out on Thanksgiving Day
Ball & Que Restaurant
1808 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC
Reservations: (843) 546-9903
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ballandque

Southern Comforts Restaurant & Bakery
13089 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC
Reservations: (843) 314-9369
Website: http://www.southerncomfortsrestaurantandbakery.com/

Dessert on Thanksgiving
Mayor’s House Restaurant
13089 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC
Reservations: (843) 237-9082
Website: http://www.allmenus.com/sc/waccamaw/275272-the-mayors-house-restaurant/menu/

Captain Dave’s Dockside Restaurant
4037 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC
Reservations: (843) 651-5850
Website: http://davesdockside.com/
 

All of us at Debordieu Rentals would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

 

 

Accommodations for the 2016 Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

Accommodations for the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

One of the most well-attended and popular events in the area every October is the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. Always held the third weekend in October this year’s show is Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 and admission is free. If you’re coming to the area specifically to attend the boat show, take a look at the luxurious accommodations we have in the Georgetown area at DeBordieu Rentals. You’re sure to find the perfect home-away-from-home for you and your traveling mates.

This year’s event takes place on the waterfront in historic downtown Georgetown and extends along Front Street. It features more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, plenty of good food and great music. Don’t miss the Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a 4 hour time limit followed by testing their vessels for seaworthiness in a Sampit River rowing relay.

6th Annual Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta

Accommodations for the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

On Friday, October 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. the Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta takes place at the SC Maritime Museum. There will be plenty of unique live and silent auction items, as well as first-class wardroom cuisine and imbibements. Tickets are $85 per person. Come meet with fellow seafarers and trade sea stories. Proceeds will benefit the SC Maritime Museum. Call 843-520-0111 for tickets or purchase online.

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016    Noon – 6 pm

The Wooden Boat Challenge will begin at noon on Broad Street under the big tent. Two-person teams will race to build a rowing skiff within a four-hour time limit. At 5 p.m. the competitors will test their completed skiffs for seaworthiness in a rowing relay across the Sampit River. The teams will be scored on speed of construction, quality of work and rowing speed. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

At 7 p.m. an awards ceremony and banquet will be held for boat exhibitors, boatbuilding competitors, sponsors and guests. Prizes will be presented to the winners in each of the exhibit categories as well as the People’s Choice Grand Award winner, to the Six Knot Challenge winner, and to the winning Wooden Boat Challenge competitors.

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016   10 am – 4 pm

In addition to the wooden boat show and commercial exhibits, family activities will include an Opti Pram regatta featuring the SC Youth Sailing program’s fleet of wooden Optis, knot tying with Dan the Knot Man and kid’s model boat building.

A new event for Sunday will be the First Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. Visitors can preview the cardboard boats from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Broad Street under the big tent. The Regatta will begin at 1:30 p.m. when the cardboard boats are launched on the Sampit River from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park.  The Pride of the Fleet Award will be given to the boat that best combines innovative engineering with artistic design. The Team Pride Award will go to the team with the greatest spirit and crowd involvement. The Titanic Award will be presented to the boat with the most dramatic sinking.

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show is produced by the Harbor Historical Association, a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. For more information, to register a boat for exhibit or to sponsor this event contact Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, PO Box 2228, Georgetown, SC, 29442; or send an email to boats@woodenboatshow.com. Visit the website at www.woodenboatshow.com.