Myrtle Beach Cabana District

Imagine an exclusive beachfront home, only steps from the water for under $80,000! That’s what you’ll find in the cabana district in Myrtle Beach. About a dozen of these 200 square foot beach structures line the shore in this Ocean Boulevard area.

The cabanas have questionable origins; some believe they originally belonged to beach homes across the street that have since been destroyed and replaced with condos. Others say the structures belonged to the Ocean Forest Hotel that stood from 1930 to 1974, and later offered for sale after the hotel was torn down.

In any event these small buildings are among the hottest pieces of real estate in town; only two have come on the market in the last seven years. Generally local realtors maintain lists of prospective buyers, and if a unit or lot becomes available it usually sells within 30 minutes.

Myrtle Beach native, Steve Bailey, purchased his cabana lot after a five minute phone call with his real estate agent. Apparently the building codes were extremely restrictive, requiring numerous permits, installation of a septic system, and underground utility lines. He can’t have a driveway, park on his property, step on the dunes, touch the sea oats or move any of the sand on the lot. Bailey claimed that building the cabana had more restrictions than building a house, but it was worth the effort.

Most residents don’t bother with insurance, as the costs are so high, it’s cheaper to rebuild. However, don’t be fooled, these beach huts may be small, but they’re mighty. One in particular, owned by Kevin Warren and Dean Carroll, is estimated at over 20 years of age. Its solid structure has survived annual hurricanes for years.

Rod Scarborough, a retired bank executive, spent five years trying to obtain his $78,000 piece of the beach located from a 40-foot setback to the high tide mark. His beach home is in use frequently, with an open door policy extended to his friends and family.

These cherished little beach huts have provided an exclusive getaway that only a fortunate few have been able to acquire. Hopefully they will remain for years to come, handed down as heirlooms from generation to generation.

Discount Myrtle Beach Golf Packages

One of the most popular activities while vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is golfing. In fact that area has become very well known for it, with some people planning vacations specifically around golf. The Myrtle Beach area consists of over sixty miles of sunny beaches, and is nicknamed the Grand Strand. An easy and affordable way to book a golf trip in this area is by booking it through a package deal.

The lodging in packages covers many different options. There is everything from golf resorts to villas specifically meant for golfers, to hotel suites, to chain hotels, to beachfront condos, to luxury homes. This allows you to travel individually, as a family, with a friend, or within a group. No matter who your traveling companions will be, you will have adequate accommodations, with whichever amenities you are desiring.

Rounds of golf are included with all of the different golf packages you will find for Myrtle Beach. Different packages obviously offer different courses. Just some of the courses offered are P. B. Dyes’ Founders Club at St James, George Cobb’s Bald Head Island Course, Freddy Couples Carolina National, The Eagles Nest, The Meadowlands, Tigers Eye, Thistle, The Witch, Shaftesbury Glen, Arrowhead, Byrd, Maples, Jones, Lion’s Paw, Panther’s Eye, Heather Glen, Glen Dornoch, and The Wild Wing Courses. Given all these choices, you could come back to the area often, and enjoy different courses every time.

The prices of the golf packages in Myrtle Beach vary, with most packages including accommodations for three or four nights, with three or four days of golfing, and in most cases including three different golf courses. The time of year can also vary the price of a package, looking at off-season and in-season golfing for Myrtle Beach. The prices range anywhere from $169 to $605 depending on the package length, location and time.

Golf is just one of the things that can be done in this well-traveled vacation area. There are amusement parks, water parks, shopping, theaters, and other night life, making enough things to do to fill your time when off the green, as well as offering your other traveling companions choices in activities if they don’t choose to golf along with you.

A package deal can be the best way to go for any golfer, serious in his pursuit or just pursuing a casual hobby. With so many different choices, it can be the best option, especially considering you can have all your traveling secured with just one phone call.