Location: Garden City Beach, South Carolina!
Ocean Front-Garden City Beach, South Carolina
From Piers: 5 Miles South of Surfside Pier & 2.7 Miles South of Garden City Pier
Oceanfront Vacation Rental Home with 7 Bedrooms and 7.5 Bathrooms
Elevator to all floors
Pool 28 ft w
Exterior Hot Tub
Non Smoking Home
Ocean Front BDRM 2
New in 2009, Private Pool - Professionally Maintained Pool, Oceanfront Private Pool , Exterior Gas Grill, Oceanfront & Street Side Covered Porches 1st Level & 2nd Levels, Private Walkway to Beach, Enclosed Exterior Shower w/Hot & Cold Water, Paved Parking, 2 Parking Bays, 4 Covered, 7 Total Parking, Landscaped Grounds
We just returned from a wonderful week at this house. Had plenty of space, a nice pool and great location. House and pool were clean on arrival. Only complaint was refrigerator space....need a larger one for 20 people. Have no hesitation in recommending this house.
This was a first family trip of 20 for us so a lot of research was done. What the photos show are dated from 2011 and that is what it still looks like. The previous review made us very concerned as you can imagine. We reached out to owner who basically stated what she responded to him. So these are my concerns as I wish I would have known this before I booked. Also, the only other positive review is 5 years old.
The house was clean on the surface when we arrived. There were some ants and we did see a few cockroaches but we couldn't do anything about that since we had little kids with us and spraying would not be good. We figured we were on the beach, some things come with the territory.
The furniture really is beat up. The house needs a freshening up from top to bottom. The corners of the rooms, dirty. Towels are old and just not enough for 20 people. We had to do our own cleaning for our liking. Again not end of world stuff, but not what I paid for either. Screens are ripped and windows are dirty. Again, on the ocean it happens but I do wonder when they were last cleaned. The photos show nice rocking chairs on porch, it's not. It's rusty chairs, and they hit the screen which leaves the rips in screens.
I did reach out to manager for some concerns that were addressed immediately. For example, the lights flickering; broken umbrellas; kitchen sink clogged; broken chair in family room were repaired, however it was getting to be too much to keep reaching out to her and we just dealt with it.
So with that said, it's not worth the price they are asking in my opinion. I trust reviews and felt compelled to write one this time. This could be a great house, but needs a great clean up; new furniture and fresh paint (not patch jobs).
Views were awesome and seeing the dolphins was pretty great, but I was not comfortable inside the house and don't say we could've left, because where would 20 of us go? Would not recommend unless updated.
So where to begin:
The house was filthy when we arrived.
There were ants and cockroaches INSIDE the house.
The windows are also filthy, which kills the view.
The screens on many of the windows are torn.
The kitchen table is on a slant and the varnish is coming off which makes everything stick to it.
The refrigerator doors are not level which leaves the doors open if not shut just right, in turn doesn’t keep things cold or frozen if you have to get in and out of it a lot. Which you do.
The sheets are disgusting and we had to go to the store to purchase our own.
The pool was dirty, so we had to clean it when we arrived.
One of the blenders doesn’t work at all.
The furniture is all beat up and needs to be replaced.
The back door is also filthy and doesn’t open and close properly.
The toilet seats, in every bathroom, need to be replaced.
The toilets in several of the bathrooms have sticky handles and run constantly unless you manually “jigger” the handle.
The appliances need to be updated. The dishwasher in particular sounds like a truck is running in the kitchen and leaks water on the floor.
Ice machine needs to be replaced.
All of the chair moldings throughout the living room are filthy
The fake plants should be thrown away based on the amount of dirt they have on them.
All of the bathroom vanities are beat up.
The entire house needs an intense cleaning.
Pots, pans, etc. all need to replaced.
Did I already mention the linens? Disgusting. Oddly enough, the book that they leave at the house for people to write in…they should think about getting a new book…people are not happy with this place.
I would not recommend this place to anyone. Do yourself a favor and stay away!
What a lovely home and fun family vacation our whole group had! 4 generations were present and we all had a blast. Even great grand mom got in the surf and pool! Everything we could need was there! A few family members never even left the property! I did forget to ask what kind of game system and we didn"t bring playstation games, but we brought a WII and had lots of game time for the kids. TV in every room! GREAT< GREAT< GREAT! Even a hurricane could not bum us out.