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Secluded 200 Yds from Quiet Beach, Big Garage, Great for Families, Dogs Welcome!

Heather Swift

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Heather Swift

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015
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Secluded 200 Yds from Quiet Beach, Big Garage, Great for Families, Dogs Welcome!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Long Bay Estates House Rental Photos and Description

House; 5 Bedrooms sleep 4 Couples and 4 Singles - Total 12; 4 Baths, Library

Requirements to Rent:

1. Maximum occupancy - 12 persons, 3 dogs and 4 vehicles.

2. The leaseholder must be at least 25 years old and understands that he/she must personally occupy the property for the entire period. ID’s must be furnished upon request.

3. We can only rent to Family Groups. “A Non-Family group is defined as: unmarried young adults, high school, college students or single sex groups…” Horry County Zoning Rental Ordinance Article IV, Section 431

4. Holidays and Summer: Sunday - Sunday, 7 day minimum

5. Off Season: 4 day minimum

6. Rental Regulations link

The Vagabond is located in the private residential neighborhood of Long Bay Estates which has no public access to its beach front and no through traffic. The house has spacious living areas for combined family vacationers. Hardwood oak and pine floors throughout the house help those with allergies. A well equipped kitchen with cabinet of spices is popular with the cooks. From the breakfast room and back porch watch eagles catch fish and swans swimming on the lake. Dogs are welcome.

Enjoy the ocean view from front porch rockers and swing with kiddie gates on the 60' front porch. When kids tire of playground under the house they have only a 200 yd hop and skip to the beach. From there a ten minute walk lands you at the Myrtle Beach State Park with playgrounds, a nature center, trails, fishing, and coffee and ice-cream at the pier gift shop!

The living area is upstairs above the garage and screened in porch with hammocks.

'Mediterranean' Suite - King bed with reading lamps, 2014 39' Toshiba TV, futon, two closets, private bath with jacuzzi tub, double sink vanity, shower stall, toilet. Outside door to back porch which includes a private sunning deck. Sleeps 2 with room for 2 kids on the futon..

'Lakeview' Room - Queen bed with reading lamps, love seat, 2013 32' Panasonic TV, french doors to back screened in porch with Adirondack chairs and lake view. Sleeps 2.

'Stoways' Bunk Room - sleeps 2.

'Caribbean' Queen Room - sleeps 2.

'De' Bayou' Family Suite - Double Bed and Bunk Beds. Sleeps 4.

Library - Sofa and bookshelf with popular fiction is a quiet place to catch up on your pleasure reading. Our Internet modem and wifi router are plugged in here. Pass through this room to the master suite through curtained french doors.

Dine in the breakfast room which seats 10 or graciously furnished dining room which seats up to 8. Kitchen - 2 stoves, 2 ovens, 2 sinks, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, refrigerator with ice maker, hand mixer, 1 high chair, 2 booster chairs, 1 portable booster seat (stored in the garage.) There is a love seat and TV mounted on wall. Washer and Dryer behind bifold doors in kitchen with tabletop ironing board and iron.

Living room with 2014 39' Toshiba TV with Bluray DVD player. CABLE. Large selection of DVD movies and Music CD Player & CDs in AV cabinet. Relax and read from the large library of books in the house or choose from many board games to play in the dining room side board.

Under the house you'll find kiddie swings, a slide, two Cozy Coupes, and toys. Screened room with a hammock receives a breeze and is a nice place to nap. In the garage is another fridge for your beach drinks and a Weber charcoal grill. You can lock up your car, motorcycles, bikes, beach toys and more in the garage. There is an unfinished 1/2 bath in the garage. After the beach, rinse off the sand in one of 2 Hot and Cold enclosed outside showers.

Linen rental is required and your beds will be professionally made. Sheets and bed linens, bath mats, 1 bath towel, hand towel, wash cloth and 1 beach towel per guest up to 12 + 2 extra sets and 4 kitchen sets. Please read the linen rental policy @

Pets: (Dogs welcome - Sorry no puppies or cats) Read our pet policy at

Go to for more photos of the house and information on the area.

We are 3.5 miles from the upscale Market Common shopping area with restaurants, movie theater and the Grand Park Athletic Complex in the old Air Force property and 5 miles from the Grand Strand where you will find Family Kingdom Amusement Park, the Sky Wheel, zip lining and more. 2.5 miles to Huffman Helicopter tours by the airport. 4.5 miles to the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Keywords: Vagabond, house, shopping, state park, bike paths, beach, jacuzzi, lake, fishing, kids, children, pier, playground, biking, golf, families, games, private, secluded, pets, families, motorcycles, Market Common, Auto Shows, dogs

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Heather Swift (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015

About Heather Swift

I'm a school librarian and sixth of nine siblings who have inherited this property. My earliest memory of staying here is when my grandmother rented this house out to military personnel from the Air Force Base, but kept the master suite for herself as a get away. We came to visit and had to sleep in a tent in the back yard.

Heather Swift purchased this house in 1969

Why Heather Swift chose Long Bay Estates

My grandmother bought this house in her retirement as a pre-fab in 1969. She made the newspaper for being the first house brought to the area on a tractor trailer. She chose Long Bay for it's quiet residential neighborhood and proximity to art workshops at Spring Maid Beach. She called it 'The Counting House' and rented it yearly to military families. In 1989 Hurricane Hugo hit and knocked her off it's foundation; thus she became the 'Vagabond'. Our father designed the additions and she was rebuilt on stilts according to federal guidelines. Momma Bette passed away in 2003 at 102 years old. The house is now owned by her daughter and grandchildren and her great grandchildren are enjoying it too. When we go down we find it most comfortable with two families and the grandparents.

What makes this house unique

We love the quiet atmosphere in our residential neighborhood away from the crowds; but, if we want entertainment it's all minutes from our house. We love walking (the little ones run all the way) to the pier for ice cream cones at the State Park and Murrell's Inlet is one of our favorite places to find local seafood. The Vagabond is a lovely peaceful place to get away from it all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We hope you know how fond of the place we are and how much we look forward to being there each year. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful place with us and for all the memories and fun we've had there over the years" - every year since 2001 at least. We look forward to coming home to the Vagabond in 2013 after having to rent another house in 2012.

"Thank you again and God Bless You."
Jul 2011
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Secluded 200 Yds from Quiet Beach, Big Garage, Great for Families, Dogs Welcome!
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 25 reviews
Erie, PA

Family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This a great get-a-way vacation home. The photos online don't do justice to the charm and beauty of this house. We were extremely pleased with the rental and surprised by the screened-in back porch and beautiful lake behind the house. The rooms were very clean and well supplied. Just a short walk from to the beach. We had family members from 3 to 64 years and found nearby Huntington State Park and Brookgreen Gardens and the beach a great photo opportunity that interested all ages. We walked several times to the Myrtle Beach State Park pier and fished. Definitely it is a "will do again" vacation home.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

For the past 5 years, my family has done a "staycation" in the Myrtle Beach area. The first two years, we stayed in a 4BR and 3BR condo respectively. Both were oceanfront high-rise buildings and worked well for what we needed. However, the third year, we needed more space to accommodate some additional family joining the group. We booked the Vagabond home for the first time in 2012 and it has been the best decision on a vacation place we ever made. The number of rooms is great, but the number of beds is really what makes it work with a combination of couples, singles and kids. Proximity to the beach is great, although November weather is hit or miss. If it is warm enough, the kids can play underneath the back deck on the swings and slide, and the adults can sit on the huge front porch and look at the ocean. Because it is Thanksgiving, the kitchen and dining areas really make this house worth every dime. With two ovens, two stovetops, two sinks and two refrigerators, we are truly able to do Thanksgiving dinner the right way. The two large dining tables with plenty of chairs offer ample room for us to enjoy breakfasts, lunch and dinner together as well.

All in all, there is not a better place for our family to spend Thanksgiving together for even twice the price. The house is not brand new, but it is clean, spacious and has everything we could ask for. In addition, Heather is great to deal with and has always been very accommodating. I would recommend this house to any family or large group.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

Spent ten enjoyable days at this home. Really liked the back screened in deck..ate there often and watched the butterflies go by, fish jump and ducks in the lake...very peaceful.

I would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Sandhills, NC

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the location. Very quiet, close to the beach, and the pond in the back was nice. The kids loved feeding the ducks. If you are looking for an old fashioned beach house with lots of room, this house is perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Long Island, NY, USA

Excellent, Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were there for a week and we enjoyed every minute. The house was even better than we expected it to be. Everyone have the space they needed. The kitchen, was more than we could have asked for. There was space to lounge, watch TV, play games, read a book and so much more. The beach was incredibly close and clean. No long walks to the water, it was right there. We definitely plan to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Springboro,OH USA

Nice Quiet Area !!

  • 5 of 5

I began searching for vacation rentals in January as the 4th of July holiday week is one of the most popular.(Our daughters were there for a dance competition.) This property was everything we needed and at a very affordable price. Two families of mixed ages(4 adults 55+, 5 young adults 23 to 33, and 3 teenagers) shared this house with plenty of room for all. We arrived early and housekeeping let us in at 2:00 so we didn't wait long. Everyone was settled in by 3:00! Upon our arrival all involved said that I had made an excellent choice. Most of us had been to Myrtle Beach before, individually, but not to the southern area. The house was clean, well stocked, and towels and linens were provided at no additional cost. There was also plenty of parking for our cars, and everything was as depicted in the house photos, only bigger! We were pleasantly surprised! Heather was easy to rent from, answered all my questions, and always responded quickly! She even texted when a hurricane/tropical storm hit during our stay! The beach is close and the state park is right next door! There was a grocery store right down the road and a smaller Walmart within minutes. We bought produce from a small stand just outside the estate entrance, and one of the young men rented a moped to drive around.. The only thing missing was a pool. We will definitely rent from Heather again when we need that much space. You could not find a better deal anywhere.

(The only drawback I could foresee, would be the stairs, for the elderly,since there are quite a few.) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was close to the convention center where the girls were dancing,we avoided the crowds, and enjoyed the quiet! Thanks again, Heather!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
5.4 Miles
Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sportsman Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Prestwick Country Club
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
I-95 (Florence, SC)
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Toffino’s Italian Bakery & Deli (8a - 9p M-Sat)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Long Bay Estates
Car: necessary

State Parks, Churches, Museums, Art Classes, Outlet Shopping, Fine Dining, Air-force Memorial, Brook Green Gardens, Flea Markets, Shelling, Putt Putt Golf


Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Long Bay Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2015 Spring Break
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
2015 Spring
Apr 13 2015 - May 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
2015 Late Spring
May 17 2015 - Jun 13 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
2015 Summer
Jun 14 2015 - Aug 15 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
2015 Late Summer
Aug 16 2015 - Sep 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
2015 Fall
Sep 20 2015 - Nov 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
2015 Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
2015 Late Fall
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 17 2015
4 night minimum stay
2015 Holidays
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Winter
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
2016 Spring Break
Mar 1 2016 - Apr 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Spring
Apr 10 2016 - May 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
2016 Early Summer
May 23 2016 - Jun 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Summer
Jun 12 2016 - Aug 13 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Check-Out Cleaning $160 + Tax
Linen Service $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Our rent is calculated by length of stay times rate plus $120 mandatory linen service and $160 check-out cleaning fee plus 12% tax and a $250 refundable damage deposit.

Jan - March we rent $125/night, but for stays of a month or longer we have discounted rates. Three months (91 days) or more there is no tax and our rate is $1500. Two months $1600 + tax. One month $1700 + tax. These rates includes includes a house cleaning every two weeks. There is also a $100 linen rental fee and a $250 refundable deposit.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Long Bay Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 13390 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , 2 enclosed outdoor showers. Half bath in garage.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
    Family Suite - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
    Middle Suite - 1 queen
    Grandparents' Suite - 1 queen
    Kids Suite - 2 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Motorcycle Friendly

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