This condo was a wonderful place to vacation at. Spacious, tastefully decorated, convenient and comfortable, our family of five really enjoyed this 2nd floor unit. The kitchen was fully stocked for cooking, bedrooms and bathrooms roomy and very comfortable. High ceilings and attractive moldings gave the condo great charm, and the sitting room a great space to relax with morning coffee while watching the geese around the pond.
I enjoyed the fitness room and my kids enjoyed the pools. We are not much into golf, but found ourselves having fun on the driving range and the Par 3 course anyway! Owner provided free passes that could be used for the driving range, Par 3 nine hole course, mini golf and 18 hole Executive course - this was very generous and made staying at Tupelo Bay really cool.
The unit was less than a 5 minute ride to the beach, and parking at the beach was easy and accessible. No worries about oceanfront or close to the beach - we enjoyed the beach with our own vehicle, but the site provided a free shuttle as well to the beach with well defined stops.
On balance, every place has opportunities for improvement. Our suggestion is for the owner to establish a wireless connection for the unit. Families have multiple devices with limited data plans, and a couple of rainy days forced us inside. Having the ability to stream Netflix on our xBox, or have the kids play games through xBox live, would have been nice to have when at the unit. A secure wireless connect is my only suggestion, or minimally clarify this in the owner's very good instructions to establish your own personal hotspot capability before coming down.
Owner's instructions were great, keys were delivered well in advance, and owner was very responsive during the stay when we had a question or two.
Staying in Surfside Beach was the right choice for us, convenient to the fun of Myrtle Beach without as much traffic. I would gladly stay at John's place again, and hope we get the chance to in the future..