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Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

Are you looking for a gift that will make the family happy this winter? Why not surprise them with a vacation to Holden Beach this winter. There are many things that your family can do while in town. Staying in one of our Holden Beach rentals will keep you close to the fun on the island. Let’s look below at how you can surprise your family with a vacation to Holden Beach this winter.

Scavenger Hunt

Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

One way that you can surprise your family this Christmas is to leave a little clue for each family member. Then on those little clues you will continue to have them search the house for their surprise gift. After they have gone through all of the clues, you hand them each something that they would need for the beach. This is a great way to get the family pumped for their gift and then tell them where you are going for a week.

Keep it a Secret

Another great way that you can surprise the family with a trip to Holden Beach, is you can keep it a secret. Have them pack their bags as if you were going to take a small trip to a destination close to you. This is a great way to surprise them as they won’t be expecting to travel to the beach considering its winter. Not only will it be a great surprise for the family but will get you excited to sneak away from life just for the week.

Gift Under the Tree

Surprise the Family with a Vacation to Holden Beach this Winter

Surprising any family member with a vacation to Holden Beach during the winter months, is always fun. You can write on a piece of paper where you’re going and wrap it up in several boxes. They will have to continue to guess what’s in the box and it will be fun for everyone.  Be sure to record them as they are unwrapping the gift because seeing their reactions is what every parent wants to see for years to come.

There are many other ways that you can tell your family about the surprise vacation to Holden Beach this winter, but these are the few we wanted to share. If you haven’t booked your Holden Beach rental to getaway for a week to the beach, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you get to explore what Holden Beach has to offer in the off-season!

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Plan Your 2019 Vacation to Holden Beach Today

Plan Your 2019 Vacation to Holden Beach Today

2019 will be here before you know it so, now is the time to plan your next family vacation. The temps might be cold outside right now, but soon it will be perfect beach weather. Take advantage of planning your next vacation to Holden Beach early to get the most out of your vacation. It’s always nice to have your vacation planned so that when it’s vacation time, you can enjoy.

Budget

The first thing that you will want to get a handle on is your budget. Planning a vacation can take a lot of time, but knowing you can afford it helps. With a little bit of budgeting and knowing when you’d like to go can take a bit of financial stress off your plate. To get things started, have a family meeting to see what everyone would like to do on vacation. For example, if you’d like to go out to eat a few nights, then add that into the budget. Purchasing gift certificates before you leave for vacation will help keep you on track. You will be able to relax a little more when you are on your vacation.

Vacation Rental

Plan Your 2019 Vacation to Holden Beach Today

One of the many advantages of booking your next vacation to Holden Beach now is you will have a plenty of vacation homes to choose from. With many locations all over Holden Beach, you are able to find the perfect home that suits your family’s needs. No matter what you are looking for whether it’s oceanfront or second row home, we have the perfect home just for you. Here are a few other advantages of choosing a vacation rental rather than staying in a hotel:

  • Location – We are able to offer more options than a hotel can offer. If you’d like an oceanfront home rather than the “standard” view, then it’s yours.
  • Kitchens – All of our vacation homes offer you the perfect kitchen for your vacation needs. Here you will be able to fix all your meals for a big family or small family.
  • Size – When you vacation, size does matter when it comes to vacation rentals. Instead of having a small hotel room where everyone has to share the same room, you will be able to accommodate your whole family.
  • Amenities – Many of our homes have pools, hot tubs, outside grills, and other fun things for you to do to make your vacation more relaxing. Vacationing in a home is so much more pleasant than a hotel and you won’t miss out on the fun.

Plan Your Activities

When it comes to planning out your activities for the whole week, we know that many families like to think ahead. Sometimes your plans can be hindered if it rains, so always having a backup plan can help. There are so many different activities in the area for you and your family to take advantage of. From heading over to the Shallotte River Swamp Park to going Deep Sea Fishing, there is something for everyone to do. If you’d like to head into Wilmington, it’s a short 40-minute drive to explore there or maybe head to Myrtle Beach which is 40 minutes for more fun. Planning these activities ahead of time will help you save time and possibly money in the long run.

Now that you and your family have come up with a plan to go ahead and plan your 2019 family vacation, it’s time to book it. With the ease of being able to book your vacation online, we want to help you make this vacation the best it can be. If you should have any questions about what house will be right for your family, please check out our Vacation Planner today. We hope that you and your family will be able to find the perfect Holden Beach vacation rental for your next vacation and look forward to seeing you soon!

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Holden Beach Vacation Rentals with Hot Tubs

There’s nothing quite as soothing as soaking in a hot tub. Whether it’s after a day of golfing on your vacation, shopping ’til you drop or just to help you to relax and sleep better at night, a hot tub can work wonders for you.
 
If you’re looking for vacation rentals in Holden Beach that has a hot tub check out the following available properties. These area subject to change at any given time so check back often and run your own search of available properties.
 

Holden Beach Vacation Rentals with Hot Tubs

 
Sundance is a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, oceanfront home that sleeps up to 10 people comfortably. Located at 169 Ocean Blvd West Holden Beach, NC, this property has everything you could dream of. There’s a private swimming pool (heated by electric heat pump September 1 – Oct 31 and March 1 – June 1). This homes boasts whirlpool tubs, game room with pool table and ping pong, king size beds, elevator (extra charge), washer/dryer, and more. Outdoors you’ll enjoy the two covered porches, sundeck, two showers (one with h/c water) and your own private walkway to the beach.
 
Holden Beach Vacation Rentals with Hot Tubs

 
Seaduction is a 6 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom, oceanfront home that will comfortably sleep up to 12 people. Located at 181 Ocean Blvd West Holden Beach, NC, this home offers gorgeous coastal views. Indoor amenities offer central heat/air, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, ice maker, a gourmet kitchen, 2 living rooms (each with a big screen color cable TV with surround sound), color cable TVs, DVD/VCR combos, high-speed internet access, stereo and telephone. Outdoor features include 3 covered porches, 2 outside showers (one enclosed with h/c water), parking underneath the house, elevator (with $250 deposit), whirlpool tub, sundeck and private walkway to the beach.
 
At Alan Holden Vacations we also have a large selection of homes with swimming pools, some with optional heat available during the off-season months. Contact us for more information.
 
 

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Get Ready for Summer in Holden Beach!!

It is hard to believe that the summer months are fast approaching. It seems like summer 2010 just ended. Time to get those beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers out of the garage again! It has been a long, wet, cold winter here on Holden Beach this year. We are all glad that we can get out of the house and get some fresh air and maybe mow the grass. Ooops! Did I just really say mow the grass? I don’t enjoy mowing the grass a whole lot, but it is nice to get outdoors and enjoy smelling the crisp salt air again.

Over the past few weeks the traffic here on the island has been steadily increasing little by little on the weekends. Today is Good Friday (Easter Weekend) and the traffic has REALLY picked up at the gas stations and grocery stores in the last few hours. The weather looks like it will be in upper 70’s to mid-80’s over the next several days. The visitors look anxious and excited to be back at one of their favorite destinations and we are so glad to have everyone back.

Don’t forget about Days at the Dock on May 7, 2011. Started in the 1980′s, the Springtime festival called “Day at the Dock” host over 50 arts and crafts vendors and a dozen food vendors. This year the event is being held May 7th, with vendors selling their wares from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm under the Holden Beach Bridge.

Day at the Docks is FREE to the public with FREE parking and FREE live entertainment all day. This year there will be a King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, inflatable rides for the kids, huge kites flying overhead and a horseshoe tournament.

Around 3 pm (depending on the tides), the world famous “Bopple Race” takes place. Buy your “Bopples” from any merchant prior to or at the festival for a dollar. The Holden Beach Mayor Alan Holden and fellow commissioners toss the “Bopples” from the atop the Holden Beach bridge and let the currents carry them toward the designated finish line. If your Bopple is first or second to cross the finish line, you win a handsome prize. What’s a “Bopple?” Sorry, you’ll have to attend to find that out.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook page if you are on Facebook. Just search for “Holden Beach Surf Report” and “Like” us. Feel free to ask us questions, post photos from your trip to Holden Beach or just say Hi! Don’t forget to check our “Specials” page if you are wanting to come to HB and have not made arrangements yet.

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