Recently, we completed our 2019 Photo Contest. We received so many incredible images of our beloved Island, it was hard to choose just one winner! But, after an office-wide vote, it was officially decided that Debbie Kirkland's shot of the shelly Edisto shoreline and puffy clouds was a definite favorite. Congratulations to Debbie for winning the $100 gift card and thank you for sharing this image with us!
Enjoy Debbie's winning photo below along with some of the other stunning entries...
Posted by Caroline Matheny | Wednesday, February 6, 2019
We sent out a similar message last year, but this is such a big deal that #BookDirect Day is something that will be celebrated annually for years to come. In case you forgot, below is a refresher on why you should remember to #BookDirect...
There is a new movement taking place in the vacation rental industry-#BookDirect. What's this all about? Online travel agency's (OTA's) such as VRBO, Homeaway and TripAdvisor charge extra fees when you use them to book your vacation rental. So, not only are they unfamiliar with the property and area you are interested in, but they are charging you $100 or more for their ignorance! It's impossible for smaller property management companies to compete with the advertising budget of these mega-companies, so they will likely continue to pop up first in your online search when you are planning your next vacation. The motive behind #BookDirect is to get the word out that no matter where you are planning to go on your next vacation (we hope you'll be returning to Edisto!) you will get the best rate and experience if you #BookDirect with a local property management agency.
Top 5 Reasons to #BookDirect with Atwood Vacations
1. Save money! When you book directly with Atwood Vacations through our website or by phone you will save $100 or more in service fees for each reservation.
2. When you book directly with Atwood Vacations you are interacting with local professionals who have first-hand knowledge of each of our rentals as well as the area.
3. Atwood Vacations has been providing memorable vacations on Edisto for over 60 years!
4. Get the best prices, specials and promotions. It's that simple!
5. Search the most comprehensive list of available vacation rentals. All of your options are not listed on OTA's websites.
Our 2019 rates are now available online! If you make your vacation plans now, you'll have the best selection of vacation homes, peak season weeks, and preferred Edisto Beach locations. Reserve your 2019 dates today to secure a spot that your group will love!
Also, we are happy to welcome the homes and condos below to our ever increasing inventory. We hope that one of these new additions will be the perfect fit for your 2019 vacation.
Summer has arrived! How do you plan on spending your long Summer days? If you haven’t planned your Edisto Beach vacation yet, what are you waiting for?! In addition to the obvious options of lounging on a shell speckled beach, a refreshing dip in the ocean or straining your eyes on a quest for shark’s teeth—the Edisto community has many activities planned that are sure to enhance your summer fun!
Here are just a few upcoming events coming up this July…
July 3rd, 11th, 18th and 25th
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Tuesday, July 3, then every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th of July Parade - 33rd Annual
Edisto BeachThe parade starts at 10 am; line up begins at 9:30 am (Mikell & Myrtle Streets - Ends in Whaley's Parking lot).Walkers, Bicycles and Golf Carts welcome. Park and enjoy watermelon after the parade!
Book signing with C. Hope Clark
The Edisto Bookstore, 547 Hwy. 1743:00-5:00 pm open to the public
Arts in the Park
Bay Creek ParkEdisto GumboBring your lawn chair and food & beverage6:00 pm
Spring Break 2018 is in full swing—this is obvious by the blooming azaleas, longer (and warmer) days and the check-out lines in the Bi-Lo! Today, the Wednesday Market at Bay Creek Park—where you will find an array of local goods and crafts—has started back up for the season and many exciting events lie ahead in the upcoming months. A few to look forward to are the 4th Annual Dolphin Slam at The Marina at Edisto Beach (April 27th-28th), the Edisto Day Bazaar—Arts & Crafts Festival (May 5th) and the first Arts in the Park event of the season featuring the Appalachian Ballet Company "Bluejeans & Ballet" (June 10th). We still have homes available—be sure to book your stay soon!
To learn about more upcoming events to help plan your Spring/Summer activities, visit our Explore Edisto events page here!