Fall in Love With Pawleys Island this Fall!

I am going to begin this post by being completely biased. I LOVE summer. I love the sun rays, the never ending days, boiled peanuts- all of it. Summer will forever be my favorite season. But fall on Pawleys Island is pretty great and has a special piece of my heart also.

If you vacation on the Island in the summer, I invite you to visit in the fall as well. Pawleys Island transforms through the passage of seasons. As many visitors have packed up and returned home, the Island converts into a quiet solitude of cool nights, starry skies and bonfires on the beach.

Check out my top 5 reasons to visit the beach in the fall:

  1. No Traffic

While the summer traffic can cause minor delays which is frustrating at times, we all agree it is worth it once your toes are in the sand. However, that is one thing that i love about fall- no traffic! That means plenty of room to jog on the causeways, fish from the surf and peacefully stroll the beach.

2. Fall Memories

While the summer memories consist of splashin’ in the ocean and embracing warm sun on your skin, the fall vacation memories have a different feel.  For the seafood lovers, it is Oyster Season! Grab a bushel at the local seafood market and enjoy a oyster roast. A favorite activity of mine is having a bonfire on the beach, s’mores and stargazing. Bonfire permits are given out at Town Hall. In my family, we play a nice, calm(yeah right) game of flag football on the beach; creating lasting memories, several bruises and in one unfortunate situation- a broken finger.

3. Save on Price, not Quality

The prices of these homes are at the lowest point in the fall. Enjoy a five star vacation rental for a fraction of the summer price. Saving money and visiting the most beautiful Island, win-win!

4. Activities in the Area

Pawleys Island has awesome fall activities! Brew at the Zoo is held at Brookgreen Gardens. Sip your way through the zoo and visit with all type of animals. Also, Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cookoff and Annual Surfriders Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest are fun fall events to attend and participate!

5. Views

As the days grow shorter, the skies at both sunrise and sunset glow with the most spectacular display of colors. Vibrant pinks, fiery reds, passionate oranges and bold purples race across the sky. The light from the sun passes through much more atmosphere before reaching our sight so it comes into contact with many more molecules in the air. Our sunsets will leave you breathless.

Spend some time this fall on Pawleys Island, where memories are created no matter the season!

I’ll see you on the beach!

 

 

 

Here’s to Never Saying Goodbye to Summer

Labor Day came and went, along with the remnants of Summer 2018! The days are beginning to get dark earlier and school has gone back in session. But on Pawleys Island, we never say goodbye to Summer!

Come spend a week or long weekend on Pawleys this fall, where summer never ends. Splash in the cool water, lay under the smiling sun and enjoy the quiet, peaceful beach.

Pawleys Island is a special place where unforgettable moments are made year after year. Whether it be a summer vacation or a quick getaway weekend, the memories made on Pawleys will stay with you for a lifetime.

Let the grand memories created this summer carry you through the colder, less welcoming months. Summer carries a sense of fun, relaxation and a period of slow down. Where time moves slow and told by the tides. The biggest decision is what to cook for dinner.

So here is to Summer! The fun times and sunshine. The laughter and excitement. The longer days spent with family and friends. Here’s to Summer 2018 and here is to all the summers to come.

 

Every Summer Has a Story, Let Yours Start on Pawleys Island

It is summertime on Pawleys Island and we couldn’t be happier! The ocean is inviting and waving a warm welcome to all who visit our coast. All down the beach you’ll see colorful tents and umbrellas marking a shady solace from the suns unwavering rays. The early mornings on the island are quiet, filled with a peaceful solitude and footprints left close to the surf that will soon be washed away by the incoming tide. However, the silent tranquility doesn’t last long as porch doors are thrown open, sunscreen applied and bathing suits donned.  Summer days on Pawleys are filled with sandcastle building with drip peaks that stretch high in the sky, shark tooth competitions, and swimming in the cool water. Find a good book and relax on the Pawleys Island hammock, being pushed gently by the breeze and lulled to sleep by the soothing sound of waves crashing on to the shore. For the homes that provide a creek access, you’ll notice little fiddler crabs scurrying around the mud, oysters spitting in the low tide and maybe even see mullet dance across the water top. The creek side is tranquil and provides endless activities. Paddle boarding, kayaking and fishing are all greatly enjoyed on our creek. Time is measured by the sun and the tides and the biggest question is to surf or fish. Relish living in times of the past without stress or obligation.

Pawleys Island Realty specializes in helping families create lasting memories. Every summer is associated with a story, let yours be on Pawleys Island. Time passes quickly but memories will last a lifetime. Call us today to book your reservation! We still have available homes for this summer at reduced rates and specials deals. Our goal is to help you create family memories year after year. 

Keep Calm- Spring is Coming!

Winter didn’t forget about Pawleys Island this year, unfortunately. As you might have seen on the news, we had snow! Which is so unheard of on our little island. In fact, I discovered a few things about snow. It is pretty, it is wet and it is coldddd! Also, it has been determined that snow is best viewed from indoors, wrapped in our snuggly blankets, fuzzy socks and enjoying hot chocolate.

I came to the unsurprising realization that I am in fact, a beach bum and prefer to stick my toes in the sand instead of leaving footprints in the snow. Thankfully, spring is on the way. A beautiful array flowers will emerge, the friendly sun will beat down in warm welcoming rays, saying “oh, there you are. I’ve been looking for you”. Spring is a time when we run outside without shoes, sprawl in Adirondack chairs and forget the cold weather ever stopped by to visit.

There are many events in the Pawleys community during the spring time that are sure to strike your fancy. The Myrtle Beach Marathon, Easter activities, and Earth Day Festival are just a few events to be mentioned. And we can’t forget…. You say Spring, I’ll say Break! Spring- Break! Spring- Break!

We have a variety of nightly and weekly rentals for your spring break get away. Ranging in amenities, bedrooms, location and availability, just call our office to begin the search for your perfect get away. Spring Break availability is plentiful and we look forward to having you and your family spend school-free days lounging on the beach.

The Myrtle Beach Marathon comes to town (well, close to town) March 1st-3rd. This event includes a marathon, half marathon, 5K and family fun run. Good for everyone that enjoys running. Or exercising. Or drinking beer afterwards.

Easter is on Sunday, April 1st this year, so get ready for the Easter Egg hunt at the Hammock Shops! Always a fun affair for the kids and parents alike. Parents can sneak over to BisQit and view the egg-citing egg hunt while enjoying a spiked shake, veggie frites, or a specialty cocktail. You won’t need to hunt for those special treats. I also recommend the Sunrise Service for the early risers. People gather on the south end of Pawleys Island at sunrise on Easter Morning to hear a special message as the sun rises over the ocean. While beautiful and inspirational, it also tends to be a tad bit chilly- bring your own chairs, beach towels or blankets. Then, go home and feast on a wonderful Easter Breakfast!

Earth Day is April 22nd and what better way to celebrate than a festival at Brookgreen Gardens on Saturday, April 21st! Brookgreen has it all! The gardens host demonstrations, plant sales, nature stations, crafts for all, area tours and animals.  Visit Brookgreen Gardens website directly here: http://www.brookgreen.org/events/earth-day-festival

Although there are many activities and events to find around our area this spring, don’t forget about the pleasure to be found walking out of your front door. If the water is too cold for your taste, have a sand castle competition! Search for Pawleys Shells! The one who finds the least sharks teeth has to jump in the ocean. We are thrilled to share our beautiful island with you during the spring time when the island is slowly waking up from a heavy winter slumber preparing to welcome our summer visitors!

Call our office with questions about booking- 843-237-2000. We look forward to seeing you and your family at the beach!

 

Hurricane Season Update

 

 

As you may know, we kicked off the 2017 Hurricane Season with a bang. While we were thankful to have missed the majority of Irma’s wrath, we send prayers to those who were in her direct path.

Pawleys Island experienced a high storm surge, heavy winds and lots of rain from Hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, erosion is prevalent in areas along the beach front. The Town has been very proactive in restoration efforts by hiring bulldozers to push the sand toward the dune line to recreate, stabilize and re-nourish the dunes. The bulldozers will work during low tide and begin at the South end working their way up to the pier. The South End parking lot of Pawleys Island will be closed until further notice. Please be aware that crews will be out on the beach until the beginning of November working to restore the dunes during low tides as permitted.

We are thankful for the town hall police force, staff, administrators, generous volunteers, wonderful homeowners and all others that have contributed to both the preparation for Hurricane Irma and the restoration efforts after.

 

 

Experience the Total Solar Eclipse at Pawleys!

The Eclipse: The Sight of a Lifetime at Pawleys Island!

On Monday, August 21st, a Total Solar Eclipse will darken the skies across the United States. From Oregon to South Carolina, the eclipse will stretch about 70 miles wide.

Pawleys Island is one of the top spots to view the eclipse. The island is expected to start a partial phase around 1:18pm and be in complete darkness at 2:00pm.  Vacation rentals are going quickly- don’t hesitate to call and inquiry about available homes. We have reduced rates for this special week along with nightly availability. Please contact our office at 843-237-2000 or check our specials page here for more information!

Please note it is very dangerous to view the eclipse without proper eyewear.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the sight of a lifetime on Pawleys Island!

Entering into Dog Days of Summer

 

Ah, the dog days of summer have arrived. As I reflect on the past June weeks, I am amazed in which the speed that time passes. Each day seems to drag on, but looking back, time has flown by quicker than I care to admit.  Does time move in a swift and fervent manner the older we get?

In my mind, school just closed their doors for summer break and beach tents are beginning to shake off a layer of dust to prepare for summer use. However, the dates are already entering into the third week of July. Let the fleeting time be a sign to slow down. To pause the busy haste of our day to day lives and take moments for ourselves and our family. Let us take a break to hear the waves crash on the shore, to watch the kids run in the surf and to take a deep breath of the salt air.

Don’t let life get in the way of life. Don’t let errands, chores and hectic schedules take place of family time and of you time. Look no further than Pawleys Island for that escape. Pawleys Island is non commercialized, arrogantly shabby and what many people consider their home away from home. 

Even at this mid July date, there are several oceanfront, off ocean and creek front homes still available for rent this summer. Take a break, take a breath and enjoy a week at Pawleys Island where you don’t need to worry about missing the time flying by- because you will be enjoying every second of it.

Take a look at our special rates for the selected remaining dates HERE! 

See you at the beach!

 

Pawleys Island Realty Blog

Hey There!

Welcome to our first blog post on our new website!

We hope you like our new look which is designed to make booking a house, searching for rentals, and find any information that you are searching for easier. This new design was created for simple navigation throughout our site and to illustrate our progressive, modern thinking.

Pawleys Island Realty will always remain arrogantly shabby. We will never forget our deep roots, traditional values and strong emphasis of family.

Take some time to explore our many new features, such as searching by map!. Coming with more than one family? We have a split cost calculator. Another kicker? You can make payments online now! Just go to our guest portal. The guest portal allows you to sign the contract, view details of the home, make payments online and more. There are many new features that will be sure to ease the entire rental process. Look around and let us know if you have any questions.

Our Pawleys Island Realty family values the relationship with each guest and looks forward to seeing your family return year after year to the Island. We want each visitor to have a relaxed, stress freevacation and strive to help plan your perfect retreat.

Our family is looking forward to helping your family.

Your Friends at Pawleys Island Realty

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