Voted 2013 Best of the Beach

Garden City Realty was voted best vacation home rental company in the visitors voice section of the 2013 Best of the Beach contest, a specialty publication of The Sun News. This recognition marks the fifth year in a row that Garden City Realty placed in this category, taking first place in 2010 and 2009. Voting for the annual Best of… Read More “Voted 2013 Best of the Beach”

Looking Forward to Another Great Year at Garden City Realty

It’s been quite some time since I’ve made a blog entry here. Well folks, where to start? Last year was quite busy, we had a great summer. We gave away four family portrait sessions through our Facebook page to guests who stayed with us May through August. It was very successful and the photos turned out great! The winning families… Read More “Looking Forward to Another Great Year at Garden City Realty”

Chasing the Dream…on a Budget

My husband and I represent the millions of working class Americans who struggle to make ends-meet living paycheck to paycheck. Our budget does not allow for hefty mortgage payments in custom-built neighborhoods with comfy amenities. On the contrary, our comfort-zone includes; low mortgage payments, moderate neighborhood amenities and the realistic expectations of raising two children in a troubled economy with… Read More “Chasing the Dream…on a Budget”

Vacation Planning on a Budget

One of the hardest things about planning a vacation with children is making sure everything you select; the area, resort and restaurants are kid-friendly and full of options for accommodating rambunctious and exhausted kiddos. I have two children; a 5 year old and 20 month old. Finding a perfect selection to satisfy both is often challenging.  My son, the baby,… Read More “Vacation Planning on a Budget”

Thanksgiving at the Coast: Recipes for a Southern feast

Here’s another appetizer idea for a coastal Thanksgiving, this one’s quick, easy and perfect for any occasion. Baked Brie in Phyllo 1 (6-inch) round of brie4-5 sheets phyllo dough, defrosted4 tbsp. butter, melted3/4 c. good quality jam (raspberry or strawberry)French bread, crackers or Pita Chips Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter each sheet of phyllo dough and place in a pie… Read More “Thanksgiving at the Coast: Recipes for a Southern feast”

Summer Recipe Series: Ceviche

If you’re in the mood to take advantage of great-tasting, local fresh fish as well as create a nice, cool summer dish to beat the heat, then ceviche is the dish for you! Ceviche (pronounced seh-veech-ay) consists of fresh minced vegetables, fresh cilantro and uncooked fresh fish that you marinate in lime juice. The acids from the citrus effectively “cook”… Read More “Summer Recipe Series: Ceviche”