Myrtle Beach Wedding Vacation Rentals
It's almost wedding time! At this point, you've probably already picked out your venue and hired a valet company (wink, wink) for your big day. Now, you need to find accommodations for your wedding party and guests. Below, we'll talk about Myrtle Beach wedding vacation rentals, where to find them and when you should be making your reservation. From oceanfront condos to beach houses, we'll go over the pro's and con's of each as well as other information you'll need to know before deciding on the perfect lodging for your family and friends.
Your Guide to Finding The Perfect Vacation Rentals For Your Myrtle Beach Wedding
To help with the daunting task of finding accommodations for your wedding party and guests, we sat down with Justin Urich; a local travel expert and the CEO of SoCoastal Vacation Rentals. We asked him to answer a few questions related to lodging that we hear most often.
If we'd like for our wedding guests to stay in the same resort, is this possible?
Absolutely! The bride and groom often times would like all of their guests to stay in the same location. We can help you find multiple condos within the same resort so your families and friends are near each other.
How far in advance should we book our rooms?
Because each of our condo rentals are privately owned and managed, they do fill up quickly. If your wedding is during peak tourism season (June, July or August) I'd strongly recommend reserving your rooms at least one year in advance, if possible. If you're having your wedding during off-season (September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April or May), you should be OK making your reservation 4-6 months in advance. Also, if you have a few last-minute guests looking for accommodations, we can help them find a rental near where your other guests are staying.
Why should we choose vacation rentals instead of a traditional hotel?
I'm partial to vacation rentals because it's an industry I've been involved with for over 7 years. However, I don't just promote vacation rentals, they're my personal preference when I travel. Generally, vacation rentals are cheaper than hotels, they're better equipped and are individually decorated and furnished. For me, the "cookie-cutter" look of hotel rooms is something I'm not fond of. Traditional hotel rooms do have one thing working in their favor; they accept shorter duration stays year-round. Most vacation homes have set minimum stay policies that vary by season.
We're trying to decided between renting a beach house or condo. Which would you recommend and why?
Excellent question! For larger families that don't mind sharing a single home, a beach house might be a better option. Keep in mind that if you go this route, you should expect to pay more because beach houses are generally more expensive than condos. For smaller families, groups of friends or couples, we'd recommend renting a condo. The condominiums we represent range in size from 1 bedroom to 5 bedrooms, so you'll have plenty of option to choose from. Additionally, condos are less expensive than homes. Plus, you'll have access to all of the on-site amenities that resorts offer, which typically include an oceanfront pool, lazy river and hot tubs.
Are there any minimum stay requirements we need to be aware of?
Yes. During peak season months (June - August), there is usually a minimum stay requirement of 7 nights, from Saturday to Saturday. If your wedding is in one of the off-season or should season months (September - May), you may be required to stay 3 to 5 nights.
What if our guests can't stay an entire week during the Summer?
This is something that you may be able to work around, as sometimes shorter duration stays are allowed (by case-by-case exception only). Contact me directly and I'll be more than happy to see what we're able to do for you.
What can we expect the down payment to be for our condos?
Typically, we require 30% of the reservation total as the down payment. However, as a courtesy (by request only), we can lower the amount needed to secure your room(s).