Beach Day Essentials

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Do you have a vacation planned to stay at the beach here on the Charleston Coast? If the answer is yes, let us share a few essentials you’ll need. Staying in one of our Folly Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. See below for the essentials you’ll need to complete the perfect day at the beach!

The Essentials

Sunscreen – This is important to always have with you anytime you’re on vacation at the beach. We always recommend that you wear at least 30-SPF and that it’s water resistant. Reapplying throughout the day helps keep your skin in a burn-free zone.

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Beach Umbrella – A beach umbrella is vital when you are at the beach to allow you and your family shade. Having the kids keep out of the sun at times of the day can be an excellent thing for them. Plus, it can also keep your drinks out of the sun from getting too hot too quickly.

Reusable Water Bottle – Having a reusable water bottle for everyone in the family can keep your drinks cold all day. If you have an oceanfront vacation rental, you can go back in and refill as often as you’d like.

Lounge Chairs and Umbrella at the Beach with the sunsetting in the background

Beach Chairs – Bring a beach chair per person in the family can allow you all to sit and relax. No need to sit in the sand as you each lunch, enjoy some sun, or just a way to relax by the waves.

Beach Towel – Just like a beach chair, having a beach towel to dry off after you take the kids into the waves to play. Let the kids pick out their towels and place them on their beach chairs.

First-Aid Kit – A first-aid kit is an excellent addition to your beach essentials as you never know if you’ll need it.

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Beach Wagon – This is not essential, but it can help bring things down to the beach. Load it up with the beach chairs, essentials – you’ve done all the hard work easy peasy.

Many other things can be considered essential to your beach day, but we wanted to share these. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear what you packed as an essential for your perfect beach day!

3 Activities You Don’t Want to Miss this Summer

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It’s hard to believe that schools are out, and summer is upon us here on the South Carolina Coast. Summer is a great time in the Charleston area as there are so many different activities that you don’t want to miss. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to the fun. Let’s look below at our three activities you don’t want to miss this summer in the area.

Morris Island Boat Tour

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The whole family can connect this summer by trying out the Morris Island Boat Tour. Morris Island is full of undeveloped land that is a gem to explore. The only way to get to the island is by boat. Taking a tour will allow you and the family to soak up 3 hours of exploring the island, looking at wildlife, and checking out new shells. We can promise you that you’ll never experience another island like this one again!

Charleston Riverdogs Baseball Game

Another fun activity that the whole family can enjoy this summer is going to at least one Charleston Riverdogs Baseball game. Fun for all ages, let the kids learn the “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” song, get those delicious hotdogs, and have a good time together. If you have little ones who are big ball players, check out the camps they offer at the stadium. Think of the new memories you’ll make as you watch a ballgame or two.

Explore the SC Aquarium

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If you have little ones who aren’t into the above activities, head on to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston. Here the family will enjoy the many different exhibits that they have to offer. There is an exhibit for everyone from seeing the Carolina Seas, The Shallows, the Touch Tank, and even the Coastal Plains area. Even Kids Coast has different activities on how the water filtration happens at the aquarium. This would also be a great activity to check out on a rainy day.

There are many other fun activities that you can pick from in the area, but we wanted to share these. If you haven’t booked your next trip to stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear how you enjoyed your summer vacation here on the South Carolina Coast!

Book your Spring Break Vacation Today!

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It’s hard to believe that it will be time for Spring Break with the kids in just a month. Instead of heading to a theme park or the Caribbean this year, why not a vacation in the Charleston area. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to sit back and relax at the beach. Let’s look at a few reasons why spending your Spring Break on our beautiful coast is better than any other vacation.

Crowds

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One of the biggest things that we often hear from parents is that the kids want to take a nice Spring Break vacation, but they don’t want to deal with the crowds. You have to deal with large crowds whenever you take a vacation to a theme park or even a waterpark during the few weeks of spring break. This can cause you not to enjoy your trip and regret even taking one. When you vacation on our beautiful coastline, you’ll be able to find a prime spot on the beach, all while still relaxing. The crowd level will be less as it’s not summer vacation, and we promise you that you will want to spend every spring break here.

Amazing Weather

Another reason booking your spring break vacation today is a good idea is the weather. April showers will bring May flowers, but when you vacation to the Coast of South Carolina, you will find that the average amount of days it rains is about five days. The temperatures are also just perfect, and the water temps are just right for you to swim. During the day in April, the average temperature is around 73°, with a low of around 60°. No need to worry about what you’re going to wear; just pack your bags and head here.

Plenty of Space

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Staying in one of our vacation rentals will allow you to bring the kids and possibly a few of their friends. We have homes that will accommodate your whole family, including pet-friendly homes. There will be no worries about hearing the kids fight over who is in the bathroom because many of our rentals have more than one bathroom. You will also be able to save some money so that instead of dining out every day, you’ll be able to fix meals in your vacation rental. Think of how nice it will be to have your family spaced out without arguing on your next trip.

There are many other reasons you should book your vacation to come here this Spring Break, but we wanted to share these with you. If you are still on the hunt for that perfect Carolina One vacation rental, give us a call today. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Relax at the Beach this Labor Day Weekend

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For many families, Labor Day weekend means that it’s the end of summer for many families. This year instead of not doing anything to kick off the end of summer, head to the Charleston area. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to relax at the beach and take that last-minute trip. Let’s look below at how you and your family can enjoy your time before school gets back in session.

Charleston Water Week

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Kicking off Labor Day weekend is the Charleston Water Week, which runs from September 4th and ends on September 12th. This is a water sports festival that includes kitesurfing, swimming, boating, surfing, and more. There are many different locations that you will be able to participate in this fun event. If you’re staying in one of our Folly Beach vacation rentals, then you’re in luck. You can head over to the Folly Beach Fishing Pier or the Folly Beach County Park to see what they have going on. Think of the fun you’ll have with the family as you get out on the water to make new memories.

 12th Annual Edisto Beach Shag Festival

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Another fun festival coming back this year is the Edisto Beach Shag Festival over at the Bay Creek Park. Starting on Friday, September 3rd at 4:00 pm and ending on Sunday, September 5th at 10:00 pm. There is admission to this family-friendly festival for $15 per person each day, or get a weekend pass for $35 per person. Some of the fun things that you can enjoy at this fun festival are live music, food trucks, arts & crafts to purchase, and we can’t forget about dancing. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance to experience the Edisto Beach Shag Festival this year!

We wanted to mention a few other things: relaxing on the beach, enjoying spending time at your vacation rental, and more. If you haven’t booked your next trip to stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals, book today. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Labor Day as you relax and enjoy your time together!

Visit the South Carolina Coast!

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Can you believe that we were all unsure about the virus just a year ago and how it could stop those from traveling over the summer months? Yes, it’s still unbelievable that many of us have learned to work from home or our kids learning from home. But since the vaccines have rolled out at the beginning of the year and more restrictions are going away, people are ready to travel. “Vaxications” is the new term coined by USA Today that refers to the vaccinated vacationer that has received their vaccine and is ready to hit the beach and start traveling again! At Carolina One Vacation Rentals, we want to assure all of our loyal patrons that although the vaccines have rolled out, our cleaning standards will remain high and stay in accordance with CDC Guidelines.  We have seen an increase in the number of families ready to hit the beach this summer and are thrilled to have visitors enjoying our beautiful coast again. 

Book Your Next Vacation Today before They’re all gone! 

Vacation rentals are booking up quickly for the rest of the year, as many people are ready to get back to making lifelong memories with their family & friends at the beach. 

Spending a Summer in Folly Beach or Edisto Beach is always a treat, but what about the Fall? The Fall months bring cooler evenings to beat the heat during the days, filled with sun, sand, and surf. There are plenty of things that everyone in the family can enjoy as far as dining options, things going on around town, and of course, fishing! Whether you’re visiting Wild Dunes or vacationing to Isle of Palms, we know your visit to the Charleston Coast will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the long days ahead. 

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One of the benefits of booking with us is that you will get the best price guarantee. Another benefit is knowing that you can bring the whole family, and yes, that includes the dog, too, as we have pet-friendly vacation rentals. We hope to see you and your family this year as you travel to get here safely!

Plan Your Labor Day Vacation to the Charleston Area Today

Labor Day weekend seems like it’s a long time away, but it will be here before we all know it. Now is the perfect time to start planning for your Labor Day vacation with the family to kick off the end of the summer together. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to stay close to the fun. Let’s look below why you should plan your vacation to the Charleston area for Labor Day weekend today.

Spend the Day on the Sand

One of the best things about spending your Labor Day vacation is being able to take advantage of the low crowds on the beaches. This year let the kids build enormous sandcastles and let the teens play catch the frisbee. There is something for everyone to do and enjoy a day at the beach. Don’t forget to bring the essentials with you on the beach, such as a beach umbrella, towels, sunscreen, a book to read, and the toys for the kids. Relaxing and spending time together is just what every beach vacation should be about.

Try a New Restaurant

Vacations are the best when it comes to not feeling like cooking for the family in your vacation rental. This year take the family out to a new restaurant that may have just opened or just trying one you’ve never eaten at before. If your family likes seafood, then give The Kingstide a try on Daniel Island. They have a classic raw bar that includes oysters and stone crab claws, and they offer the classics such as lobster rolls and even a steak. Many new restaurants are opening up this summer and fall that you will try maybe a few on your vacation.

While there are many other fun things that you can do this Labor Day this year, we wanted to share these few with you. If you haven’t booked your Labor Day vacation yet, now is the time. We don’t want you and your family to miss out on a great vacation to end the summer and begin a great school year!

Things to Do this Easter near Charleston with the Family

It’s hard to believe that Easter is almost here, and now is the time to find a few fun events that you can do near Charleston. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to the fun and action. As the weather warms up more, it only means that there’s more to do outdoors. Let’s look below at a few things that you can do while on Easter break with the family here on the coast of South Carolina.

Easter Eggstravaganza

If you’re looking to do something with the family on Easter, head on over to Salty Dog Seabrook Island/Charleston from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Here you and the family will not only be able to have some fun hunting for Easter eggs, but you can eat brunch too. To comply with the Covid-19 Regulations, they will be following social distancing and keeping the groups small for each egg hunt. Think of the memories you as a family will make as you enjoy this fun event and eat some delicious food.

Spring Fling Market

Things to Do this Easter near Charleston with the Family

Another great event that your family can attend this Easter weekend is the Spring Fling Market located at the James Island Town Hall in Charleston. This event is happening on Friday, April 2nd, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and is one that you don’t want to miss. Shop with local vendors, enjoy food from one of the food trucks, have your pictures taken, and much more. The Spring Fling Market will be held outdoors so that it can comply with the Covid-19 regulations.

While there are many other fun things that you can do this Easter here near the Charleston area, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals, give us a call today. We can’t wait to see you and your family this Easter making new memories to remember!