Thursday, May 24, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend is coming.....

Well, it looks like another Memorial Day weekend is coming around again. It is hard to believe that another rental season is just beginning. The winter months here at Holden Beach go by so fast. Most people think that since it is in our off season, that we get a chance to relax and rest before the summer jumps right on us. Actually, we are extremely busy during these months of September all the way through March or April.

We start off not long after Labor Day getting all of the updated house information from homeowner's for the upcoming year. As these are coming in, we also must go out and retake new pictures of homes that have been painted, and had renovations. As this information is safely filed away into a brochure folder, we continue to help owner's make repairs and upgrades to their homes. We really get a lot of pressure to get this updated information to the brochure printers just before Thanksgiving since it takes a few weeks to get them printed. Our goal is to have our vacation rental guide in the mail in early December. Right after Christmas we have about 3 days to make corrections in our database of all the changes that each home has had since the end of the last rental season. This is a very time consuming and strenuous.

It seems that right after New Years Day.......the phones start ringing. Everyone who received a brochure, went and shared it with their families over the holidays. Now they have their lists of homes they want to rent. The phones never really stop ring until around Memorial Day. There is a slight break but only for a very short time. Then before you know it, it is SUMMER! The summer months are extremely busy as always and we never really get a chance to breathe. So you see......living at the beach is not just all vacations. But we do love living here and helping people like you make memories here at Holden Beach.

Please don't forget to remember what Memorial Day really means. Let's remember all of those who have died while serving our wonderful country. If it were not for them, we would not have our freedom. Thanks to all our veterans out there....

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3 Comments:

Blogger Kevin said...

Thanks for your blog postings. This year will mark our family's 9th annual trip to Holden Beach...from Seattle.

It's the only place my 8-year-old has ever spent July 4th.

For us, it truly marks the beginning of summer. Three more weeks...

June 7, 2007 at 12:08 PM

 
Blogger Christine said...

Thanks for the blog. I’ve been summering at Holden Beach since before your were born. I remember spending lots of time (and $$$) at the Surf Side Pavilion!!! What changes have taken place! I love the webcam and check it regularly. It’s great to sit at my desk in NJ and be able to see the beach. I’m curious as to where the camera is located.

June 8, 2007 at 1:56 PM

 
Blogger The Holden Beach Team said...

Hi and thanks for your comments. First off let me say I am sorry for not updating it lately. Work here at the office has tripled and it is all I can do to keep up to date with work. Anyways, my grandparents and parents owned and ran the pavillion when I was growing up. I really miss that place too :-). Good memories there!

The live cam is located on the very top of our rental office here on Holden Beach. Our office is located at the bottom of the bridge on the right side. Glad everyone enjoys it. That was a work in progress for about 2 years. Take Care!

June 8, 2007 at 2:56 PM

 

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