Visit Holden Beach During the Holidays

Are you and your family wanting to come to the beach during the month of December for a fun vacation? If you happened to answer yes, then come stay in one of our Pet-Friendly vacation rentals. Staying in one of our vacation rentals next month will help you get in the spirit of Christmas this year. Instead of worrying about how to get your home ready for the holidays, you can instead come to Holden Beach and relax while enjoying these events. Let’s see why coming to Holden Beach during the holidays is a must!

A Parade Just for the Pups

Visit Holden Beach During the Holidays

Who doesn’t like bringing their pet on vacation with them? We know of many families wouldn’t consider a vacation unless they brought their best fur friends with them. And bringing them on this trip can be extra special for them as the Sandy Paws Parade happens. On Friday, December 2, 2022 you can come celebrate the holiday season with your pup on our pet-friendly beaches. Bring your pup out for a short stroll as part of the doggie parade. The parade will begin at Town Hall at 10:00 am and after the parade you and your pup can head over to the Holden Beach Pavilion. Here you will get to have the opportunity to take a picture with Santa and your pups. What a fun way to start out the holiday season with your pets and family!

Handcrafted Gifts

Do you know someone who loves receiving extra special handcrafted gifts? Why not head on over to the Holiday Craft Market on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Silver Coast Winery. Here you will be able to find some pretty unique gifts that we know someone will love. Handcrafted gifts are always the best to give to someone because it means it came from the heart. Not only are you helping out a local artist, but you are also finding that perfect gift for someone you love. There will be coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies for you to enjoy that will help make this year’s holiday market the best!

It’s a Boat Parade

For those who would like to come see a different kind of parade, we have the perfect one for you. Come to the Southport Marina in Southport on Saturday, December 10, 2022 beginning at 7:00 pm. Here you and the family will be able to see the best holiday parade on the water around town. Be sure to bring a chair, a blanket and find that perfect spot to view along the historic banks of the Cape Fear River. You will see boats of all sizes dressed up in their finest holiday decor and witness the twinkling lights on the water and the sky. Cheer for your favorite decorated boats judged by many and students from the Southport Elementary School Art Class. Come early so you can enjoy one of the many activities that will be happening in town!

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt

Visit Holden Beach During the Holidays

On Saturday, December 10, 2022 bring the family to the Bill Smith Park in Southport and hunt for candy canes. Be sure to bring a flashlight because we don’t want to have a Flashlight Candy Cane hunt without one. What fun would that be if you couldn’t find any? Here you will be able to find candy canes, green and red eggs on the softball field. And to help you warm up a bit after spending some time to find the goodies, there will be hot chocolate and even a visit with Santa. This can be a perfect photo opportunity for all those who don’t want to wait in the line for Santa at the mall.

While there are many other holiday activities happening in the month of December, we thought these might help with your decision. If you are still searching for that perfect pet-friendly vacation rental, we still have availabilities. We can’t wait to see you and your family this December as you celebrate the holidays in Holden Beach!

Don’t Miss the 42nd Annual NC Festival by the Sea

Don't Miss the 38th Annual NC Festival by the Sea

If you are planning on coming and visiting Holden Beach this fall, then you don’t want to miss the 42nd Annual North Carolina Festival by the Sea. This is held every year in late October in Holden Beach, NC. Staying in one of our pet-friendly vacation rentals  will keep you close to where the fun and activities are being held. This year the festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 30th.

This event is held by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association and is a 2 day event that you and your family can enjoy. Not only will you get enjoy a parade on Saturday to start out the festival. And what a better way to experience the festival than to walk across the bridge to Holden Beach. This event has free admission and free parking.

Let the Fun Begin

Don't Miss the 38th Annual NC Festival by the Sea

Just besides the parade, you and your family can enjoy so many different things happening during the festival. If you have children, there will be a children’s area that is just for them like face painting or crafts. Not only will there be something there for the kids, but there is something for everyone. And if you want to hear live music there will be plenty of that for you to enjoy. food will be amazing and there will be over 100 Arts and Crafts Vendors for you to shop from. If you have someone on your Christmas list that likes unique gifts, then this is the event for you to attend. Get handmade gifts for those special people in your life.

Don't Miss the 38th Annual NC Festival by the Sea

And just when you didn’t think you could have any more fun, there will be enough things for you to do during the weekend. If you are still searching for that perfect vacation rental for your vacation or getaway, allow us at Holden Beach Vacations to help you with your search! We hope that you will make coming to this event and Holden Beach a yearly vacation!

What to Ask About Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals

What to Ask About Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals

From large chain hotels to oceanfront vacation homes, more and more places that offer overnight accommodations are welcoming people who are traveling with their pets.

Some places will allow all types of animals — cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, even reptiles — but for most pet-friendly means dog-friendly. But that can occasionally be a matter of interpretation.

It’s important to find out early in the process of booking just what “pet friendly” means in any pet friendly vacation rentals you may be considering.

Many pet friendly vacation homes will fully outline their pet policies in their listing. The tone and amount of information provided can be a good indicator of just how pet-friendly they really are.

Following are some questions we think are worth asking before you book any lodging for you and your pets.

1. Are there any restrictions on size or breed?
2. What are the additional fees, if any?
3. Where are the dog-friendly rooms located and are they non-smoking?
4. Are there places nearby to walk the dog?
5. Will you be required to provide proof of vaccination?
6. Are there restricted areas on the premises?
7. Are there dog walkers/sitters in the area?
8. Who is responsible for providing the bowls/crates/beds?
9. How many pets do you allow?
10. Are there any dog-friendly attractions in the area?

What to Ask About Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals
We know that traveling with your dog can be a whole lot of fun. Asking the right questions and planning ahead will ensure that your adventures go off without a hitch with regards to the accommodations for you and your pet! It’s the smart thing to do.

Our dog friendly rentals are nicely furnished and will provide your family (including your dog!) all the comforts of home that you would expect. Choose from spacious properties with anywhere from 1-6 bedrooms that can easily accommodate up to 16 people and their dog. Spacious outdoor living areas are perfect for entertaining or relaxing when you just need some downtime.

When you’re looking for pet friendly vacation rentals around Holden Beach, NC, take a look at what Brunswickland Realty has available for you to choose from. Give us a call today or look on our website for what we have available.