7 Bedrooms: 4 up and 3 down.
4 1/2 Baths: 2 up and 2 1/2 down.
Beds: 2 kings, 1 queen, 2 singles, 1 single size sofabed up; 1 queen, 1 double, 2 singles, 1 set of bunks down.
No inside stairway. Additional dining area. 2 microwaves. 2 bedrooms down adjoined by hallway with extra sink and microwave. Outside shower. Sundecks. Covered patio. Charcoal grill. 2 singles are a set of bunks. Sofa bed is single size.
* Hot Tub -ocean front
* Screened Porch
* Washer/Dryer (In Unit)
* DVD (3)
* Ceiling fans
* Ice maker
* Picnic table
* No Smoking
* Porch/Sundeck -large deck
* VCR (2)
* Cable TV (8)
*Large flat screen living room
*Watch the Sunrise on the ocean front large porch
*Watch the Sunset on the large deck on the front of house.
* Wet bar
For additional information please call 843.318.2979 and ask for information about the 'Big Deal' beach house!
Keywords: Oceanfront, Large Families, Hot Tub, Garden City, Beach, Porch, Fun,
I was referring some friends to this beautiful home and came across the negative post by Adam R below and felt the desire to share my experience at the "Big Deal" and dealing with its owner. The house is exactly as its name identifies it, A BIG DEAL. We stayed in this home May 2013 after my fiancé's college graduation, so the date entered into the arrival date is not correct because our arrival date was not an option anymore. We made plans last minute and after finding this beautiful home never thought we could afford to stay in this beautiful home. I took a chance and emailed Ms. Linda and she worked with us to help secure our stay at "THE BIG DEAL" . Once we arrived, the house was even better than pictured in the profile. Its the perfect house. The entire house was clean and well maintained. Very spacious and comfortable. Loved the porch that wraps around the entire house. Loved the hot tub and was very clean and well kept. Loved the" kids" room downstairs that has the bathroom and showers that the negative post below mentions. I personally loved the shower. Yes, it has an outdoor bathhouse feel to it, but thought it was a great idea for a beach house. I assure you it was sanitary and meets all your showering needs. Kinda like two private outdoor shower stalls built inside the house. I thought it was cool and Im sure kids really think its cool, and the room it is attached to seems to be designed for them although suitable for adults to stay. The ice maker was a great accessory to have! Definitely saved us time and a little cash. Another great benefit was the grill, definitely put it to work and was well kept! All the necessities were provided by the owner and we knew that if we needed anything all we had to do was contact Ms. Linda or Dunes Reality. The beach behind the house is the best part, like having your own private beach, Im sure it has a few more partakers during the peak season, but I don't see it ever being too crowded and Ive been vacationing in Garden City my whole life. If your a surf fishermen then this is definitely where you wanna stay! The Jetti is maybe a half mile or less. All in all, this is a beautiful home and a great experience! My fiancé is now my wife and we have recently welcomed a baby girl into the family so unfortunately we weren't able to make it to the beach this Summer. We look forward to our next beach vacation and I can assure you "THE BIG DEAL" will be our first choice!
We've visited Garden City Beach regularly for years, but have never experienced more clean and comfortable accommodations or more helpful homeowners. The Big Deal is a beautiful, well-appointed home with every amenity exactly as advertised. The renters went out of their way to work with us on every detail of our stay. The location is ideal with the best beachfront screened porch we've ever enjoyed. Being from the gracious mid-south, we have high standards for hospitality and quality - this home met and exceeded both! We highly recommend this property!!
We had two separate groups stay at the house on two consecutive weekends in early February 2013. Both groups left disappointed. Although the house is described as having 7 bedrooms, one of the bedrooms on the lower level was uninhabitable due to a strong odor, mold, and wetness. The shower for this particular bedroom was a makeshift stall, configured from pressure treated lumber, and a shower curtain. It would be the type of shower you would expect to see when rinsing off at the beach, not in your lodging for your vacation.
The four bedrooms contained within the main house are all in fair condition. In addition to the bedroom described above, there are two other bedrooms that are separate from the main house. Both of these bedrooms were fair, but nothing spectacular.
The overall cleanliness of the house was below average. Upon arrival, many of the amenities that were thought to already be in the house were not. Such things as dish detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, a complete set of silverware/dishes, etc. were not found in the house when we arrived. In addition, the two bathrooms in the main house appeared to have a black mold build-up in many of the corners and crevices of the room, indicating a lack of attention to detail when cleaning the home.
Finally, the house does have an ice machine, but it had a difficult time keeping up with the demands of 15 people, and was very noisy should you have anyone sleeping in the living room area of the main house.
Overall I found this house to be overpriced for what you received in terms of value of the lodging quarters. The price for the home rental is inflated due to it being directly on the ocean. While being on the ocean is very nice, and the view is spectacular, we probably will not stay here again because of the numerous issues detailed above.
Our family spent the Memorial Day weekend in Unit 3D. You can tell that the owner has been keeping this condo clean and updated. Being literally a step from the elevator is definitely a plus. The only reason that it did not get a 5-star is because the water pressure was weaker than normal, so we couldn't enjoy the shower as much. I talked to Ms. Linda and learned that it was a rare problem of the entire building that weekend. We definitely would love to stay here again in the future. Thanks Linda for making this an easy and smooth vacation rental.
The house was great and we couldn't believe how close we were to the beach and the water. There is plenty of dining area and space to watch TV in the living room. We never felt like we were on top of each other. Plus, there is plenty of parking if you have multiple families/individuals renting the house.