Beachside Vacations Blog

Live Like A Local - E.B. Hickson, Beachside Office Manager

E.B. came to Charleston with her husband and daughter 16 years ago. She and her family had decided that Mt. Pleasant would be a good place to live after her husband retired from the NAVY. Her father owned a real estate company in Maryland, so it was natural for her to work as an office Manager... View the full post »

Live Like A Local - Chad Timmons, Beachside Vacations Reservations Manager

Chad Timmons, Reservations Manager As a Palmetto state native, Chad grew up a quick three-hour road trip from the Holy City.  Chad's father had an office in Charleston, and many times he would bring the entire family along  when he would make the trip.  During business hours, C... View the full post »

Live Like A Local Series - David, Beachside Vacations Property Maintenance

David, Property Maintenance David moved to Charleston in 1993 and became part of the Beachside family in 2003. "I knew very little about Charleston before I moved here. Once here you quickly fall in love.” 1. Watching the Dolphins at Breach inlet always amazes me. Plus the view of the calm mar... View the full post »

Live Like A Local - Heather Harwood, Beachside Vacations Property Manager

Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She went on to study Hospitality Management at the University of South Carolina. After graduation she couldn’t imagine living anywhere other than home. Finally, after two years of looking for a career she landed at Beachside Vacations in 2014. 1. G... View the full post »

Live Like A Local Series - Michael Long, Beachside Vacations General Manager

Michael Long, Beachside Vacations General Manager The College of Charleston brought Michael to Charleston in 1987, which is when he started his hospitality career at the Vendue Inn in Historic Charleston.   Once you move to Charleston, it is impossible to leave and following graduation, Mich... View the full post »

Living Like a Local - Scott Layton

Scott Layton, Real Estate: I’ve spent my life living along South Carolina’s coast and it really is a special place to have grown up. With so much access to the beach, waterways, inlets and creeks you might imagine it was only natural that boating, fishing and surfing was a passion at an earl... View the full post »

Live Like A Local - Billy McMurray, Beachside Vacations Front Desk Team

Billy, Front Office Team   The Isle of Palms attracted Billy to the Charleston Area in 2003 after a successful career at Kingsmill, Virginia.  Being an avid golfer (Billy is our in house Golf Pro) and beach goer, the Low Country had much to offer Billy.   He is also close enough t... View the full post »

Live Like A Local - Marcia Baker, Beachside Vacations Front Desk Manager

Marcia Baker, Front Desk Manager A true South Carolinian, Marcia is from Greenville SC and has been in the Charleston area for over 25 years!  She began hospitality right out of college as the Front Desk night manager at the Waccamaw House in Litchfield, SC.  She and her late husban... View the full post »

Live Like A Local - Bonne Taylor, Beachside Vacations Property Manager

Bonne, Property Manager Bonne moved to the island with her husband and two very young daughters in 1990 to be near family and purchase some small failing businesses that had suffered after Hugo.  Bonnie joined the Beachside Team in 2014.   Bonne enjoys watching the sunset or just... View the full post »

2016 Beachside Vacations Digital Rental Guide

We're one of the very few companies left in the Vacation Rental business that still puts out a Vacation Rental Guide.  We feel it's still a great way to promote our homeowner's properties.  We have so many guests that just pop in our office asking for a list of our rental ... View the full post »

The 29th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival Mt Pleasant

The 29th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year! The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant's local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live mu... View the full post »

Michael's March 2016 Letter

March 10, 2016 It is hard to believe, but Easter is just two weeks away and with it the Charleston Beach rental season returns!   The Beachside Team is excited to get back into action and in preparation has hired two new members of the Team.   First, Amy Blazitz join... View the full post »

2015 Calendar of Events

2015 Calendar of Events Hunley Tours - Year Round - 10-5 Sat., 12-5 Sun. Phone: 1-877-448-6539. January 1 - New Years Day January 7-18 - Charleston Restaurant Week January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 25 - Lowcountry Oyster Festival... View the full post »

Hunley-World’s First Successful Combat Submarine Almost Fully Visible

The Hunley is almost completely visible for first time in over 150 years. Until now, the world’s first successful combat submarine has been covered in an encrusted layer that built up over time while lost at sea.  Using small hand tools to break away this rock-hard layer, they must be caref... View the full post »

‪Charleston‬ named the friendliest city in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler Readers!

Charleston named the friendliest city in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler Readers!  Several visitors praised this "quaint and special little gem” for embodying Southern hospitality at every turn—so much so that they "would consider living there full time.” The historic town e... View the full post »