Vacation Rental FAQ

FAQ about your North Myrtle Beach vacation with Century 21 Thomas

How do I make a reservation?
Easy! Enter a few preferences – dates, number of bedrooms wanted, and any other items to narrow your search. Then choose a few of the homes, villas and/or condos you like best. Check their real-time availability online and book it while it’s available.

What does it cost to make the reservation?
Your initial payment equals ½ of the total rental plus any special services you include and the optional vacation insurance premium. When booking by telephone via our reservations staff, the payment is due within seven days by Visa, MasterCard or check (if received at least 30 days prior to arrival). When reserving online, this payment is due by Visa or MasterCard at the time of booking. Your balance is due in full at least one month prior to arrival.

Will I need to bring linens?
Guests have the option of bringing their own bed & bath linens or adding a convenient linen package. Each year, more guests are choosing to add bed & bath linens to their vacation rental.

The biggest downside to bringing your own linens? Sheets & pillowcases for all your beds and an ample supply of bath towels could take up as much room in your car as your luggage – coming AND going. Be sure to call us and add a convenient bed & bath linen package to your vacation rental.

What if I’ll be arriving late?
Our guest services/front desk is open until 5PM Monday through Saturday and from noon until 5PM Sundays. Late arrivals are not uncommon. If you will be arriving after 5PM, just call and let us know. If your balance has been paid, we’ll be happy to make arrangements for you to pick up keys. You will need to stop by our front desk the next morning to register.

When can I check in?
Check-in is at the office designated on your confirmation, beginning at 3:00 PM or as soon as the property has been cleaned, inspected, and deemed ready for occupancy. We may delay the check-in time for maintenance or special cleaning.

If you arrive before 3:00 PM, come by our office. We will take care of any paperwork and be happy to check the status of your accommodations. If your vacation rental is ready, we'll get you off to an early start for your beach holiday. Please be aware that some accommodations may not be ready until after 3PM.

When is check out?
Guests and their belongings must be out of the property by 10AM. We have a very short window of time in which properties must be cleaned and prepared for the arriving guests.

Where can I find more information about Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach?
Tons of information about the Myrtle Beach area’s
dining, entertainment, shopping, and attractions can be found on our website. Additionally, we have a regularly updated event calendar and “Fun Forecast” so you can see all the great stuff going on during your stay.

Hard Rock Park Update


The Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, began accepting applications in mid-March to begin filling between 750 and 1000 jobs. This is very welcome news considering the recent rise in unemployment. Over 1,000 applications have been received already and interviews are underway.

In other news, officials with the Hard Rock Park said negotiations were underway and a positive resolution anticipated for retaining the Hard Rock brand and name. Representatives of the company that purchased the $400 million theme park are confident that their marketing plan will yield successful results.

With the intent of opening by Memorial Day holiday, the park is a beehive of activity getting everything ready for the summer season. The new owners have reached out to Myrtle Beach area businesses for promotional assistance and are working hard to create credibility with the local population.

Plans include adding more children’s rides to increase the park’s appeal to families. Reducing ticket prices to between $35 and $40 has been regarded as a welcome step toward encouraging more family attendance.

Read full news articles from the Myrtle Beach Sun-News.
Hard Rock Park News
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25 Inexpensive Things to Do at the Beach

  1. Rent and ride a beach bike
  2. Go for a beach walk
  3. Relax on the beach and work on your tan
  4. Sit on the beach and read a book
  5. Play tennis at our city parks
  6. Play basketball at our city parks
  7. Play Bocce Ball on the beach
  8. Take the kids to the playgrounds at our city parks
  9. Picnic at McLean Park
  10. Visit the nature park in Cherry Grove
  11. Go fishing in the surf
  12. Go fishing on the pier
  13. Try your luck crabbing in the inlet
  14. Fly a kite
  15. Watch a Sunrise over the ocean
  16. Watch a Sunset over the beach
  17. Take a walk-about at Broadway at the Beach
  18. Take a walk-about at Barefoot Landing
  19. Watch a Pelicans baseball game
  20. Enjoy the fantastic annual North Myrtle Beach City 4th of July fireworks show
  21. Enjoy regular fireworks shows & street performers at Broadway at the Beach
  22. Enjoy regular fireworks shows & street performers at Barefoot Landing
  23. Visit Atalaya Castle in Murrell’s Inlet
  24. See the huge display of outdoor sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens
  25. Walk the Low-Country Trail at Brookgreen Gardens

Summer Mini-Vacations Now Available

Summer Mini-Vacations

According to research, some families may find it difficult to arrange a summer vacation for a full week this year due to the economic downturn and job restrictions. Pollsters and data miners have found that most of these families would, however, be able to take a “mini-vacation” this summer of four or five nights instead of the usual weekly family holiday.

Century 21 Thomas is currently accepting reservations in many rental homes, villas and condominiums for stays as short as four nights this June, July and August. The hope is that this will provide an opportunity for families to still plan and enjoy a summer beach vacation and spend some much needed quality time together. An additional benefit is that it will help fill some open weeks for our homeowners, making it a win/win situation for everybody.

If guests are able to spend more than four nights, they’re in for some economic relief, too! In most cases, we have made our weekly rates equal to the total normally charged for a five-night stay. That’s right – you can stay for seven nights for the regular daily rate for five days and sometimes even less.

Summer reservations for less than a week can only be made by telephone at this time. So, if you want see just how much fun you can pack into four nights or more this summer, call and reserve your summer vacation today.

Call toll-free 1-866-714-1669.