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Gwen

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Ocean Lakes #1080, Waitlisting Summer 2016, Currently Reserving Summer 2017

24 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach Area House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths FAMILY Beach Vacation Home (Sleeps 8-16)

Please Note: We Only Advertise on HomeAway, VRBO, and VacationRentals...NOT CRAIGSLIST!

Absolute Paradise is in the Holiday Inn section of The Ocean Lakes Community on site #1080. It is wonderfully located between the Beach Front and Sand Dollar Lake. Our home is only 5 houses from the Beach ( 200 ft) and 10 houses from the Sand Dollar Lake! As well, it is located near the Ocean Lakes Recreation Center, Pool Areas, and Playground Areas.

Our family beach home has 5 bedrooms with 3.5 baths. We have four Queen Beds and four Full/Double Beds and each bedroom has TV/DVD and direct access to a bathroom. Our dining table seats 8 with additional bar area for 4 more. We also have seating outside on either the upper balcony, middle deck, or lower concrete pad area.

We purchased the home at the end of Feb 2013 and immediately began the process of completely remodeling and redecorating the home. We started by pressure washing the the entire outside and this is something we will do every year.

Next, we removed everything in the house, deep cleaned and repainted the whole inside. We do a thorough cleaning between each guest and after having a full summer season of visitors we decided in order to maintain our standard of clean we will do the deeper cleaning before and after each season. We have also decided to repaint the inside of the house every year as a way to keep our home looking its best.

Then, we purchased all new furniture, mattresses, and decorative bedding. In the kitchen we purchased all new dishes, pots, pans, glassware and small appliances. We continually replenish these items so that everything remains in optimum condition.

During the Winter Seasons we will be making more improvements to the house and will keep you updated.

***UPDATE*** We installed Brand New Kitchen Appliances. We added a few more key pieces of furniture in the bedrooms so there is plenty of room for all your clothes. We added new electrical outlets with HDMI charging in each bedroom, too. ***

***UPDATE*** We trimmed down the concrete for the car entrance, bought a new picnic table and created a ground level picnic area, installed a new full size washer and dryer and new granite counter tops in the kitchen.***

During June, July, and August we only have weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday. Monthly rentals are available from September through May.

This is a FAMILY Vacation Home. We maintain a very strict policy of No Smoking, No Pets and No Groups or House Parties. Our rules are enforced without exception and are not meant to restrict your vacation but to Enhance Your Vacation! We are proud of our home and when we do not have guests this is where we stay. Clear and precise guidelines insure everyone has a wonderful place to vacation year after year! We remain in the Ocean Lakes Community so that we are always available to you during your stay.

Please mark us as one of your Favorites and keep checking back for more photos. We will post new pictures of each room as we complete the updating and redecorating. For more details of the redecoration and updating that we are doing, you may visit us on FACEBOOK by clicking the link below.

Make summer memories with your Family in Absolute Paradise #1080 located in the Ocean Lakes Community in Myrtle Beach, SC.

PLEASE REMEMBER:

NO GROUPS - FAMILIES ONLY

NO SMOKING/VAPORING INSIDE OR ON DECKS

NO PETS INSIDE OR OUTSIDE

NO GRILLING ON DECK OR BALCONY

NO HOUSE PARTIES

MUST BE 25 YEARS OLD TO RENT THIS HOME

Keywords: Beach House

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gwen (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Gwen

Our family is from The Piedmont Area of North Carolina and for as long as I can remember we have been vacationing at the beach. All during childhood and as a young adult we rented houses along the coast of North and South Carolina. My husband and I even celebrated our honeymoon in a rental house at the beach.

Owning a beach house has always been a dream for my family and for the last 6 years we have been vacationing in Ocean Lakes and looking for just the right house. Finally, we found Absolute Paradise, Ocean Lakes 1080.

Gwen purchased this house in 2013

Why Gwen chose Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach Area

In December 2012 and January 2013 we visited Ocean Lakes and decided the time was right for us to buy a vacation home. Our Sales Agent, Chuck, patiently showed us probably close to 20 houses. When we walked through 1080 we just knew it was The One.

Family is important to us and we could just imagine hanging out in the open Living and Dining Area eating and watching a movie. As a mom, I stood in the kitchen (where I spend a lot of my time) and I could see all of the Dining Table and all the Living Area and the TV! I was hooked. Not to mention, the Parent's room was privately located downstairs with a private bath. And, there is a half bath downstairs near the Living Area so guests don't have to go into any of the full bathrooms.

It got even better upstairs. There are four bedrooms and two baths. Each set of Two bedrooms share a bathroom in the 'Jack and Jill' style. This is like having a bathroom in every bedroom...no need to have to run through the hall to get to the bathroom. Every bedroom has it's own bathroom access!

The final hook was the Ocean Views! Both Decks have wonderful Ocean and Beach Views and if that isn't good enough, there is even a Lake View! The Lake is just a very short walk up the street and the Beach Access is just a few steps away! Hook, Line, and Sinker!

Our Dream Family Vacation Home, Absolute Paradise, Ocean Lakes 1080.

What makes this house unique

The Ocean Lakes Community is a destination in itself. There is plenty to do for families with children of all ages. Planned and well organized activities are coordinated by an Activities Director. There are fishing lakes, indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, splash zone and kiddie pools for the younger kids, arcade, and recreation center with ping pong, and other scheduled daily activities. Also in Ocean Lakes are basketball courts, volleyball, beach front play grounds, skateboard park, miniature golf course, nature center, bocce ball, shuffleboard and beach front observation deck.

Ocean Lakes is a gated community with 24 hour security, three ice cream and food service locations, general convenient store and laundry facility.

Ocean Lakes offers nearly 1 mile of Beach Front and our home is just steps away from it all!

Reviews

5
based on 24 traveler reviews

Ocean Lakes #1080, Waitlisting Summer 2016, Currently Reserving Summer 2017
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

House was beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was fantastic. It was beautiful, had plenty of room, and was very clean (cleanliness is the first thing I look for in a house and this wasn't a disappointment). Gwen went above and beyond to make sure our large family (with very young kids) was comfortable and had everything we needed. I would recommend this house again and again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jessica! Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We work really hard to make sure everything is always nice and clean! We enjoy preparing for every guest! It's a lot of work but so much fun too. We've have families with little babies all the way to great grandparents close to 90 years young! What a blessing to get to share in these family vacations! We hope you will stay with us again next time you come to Myrtle Beach! Gwen
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5

Property was great and close to beach.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time! Good to spend a week with the family. The house was very beachy and charming. Gwen was right there when needed, and the beach chairs were really nice to have. Jim and Julie and family

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr and Mrs M. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your family vacation time and that you felt comfortable in our beach house! We always try to be available if you need us and out of the way if you don't! We hope that you will stay with us again the next time you visit Myrtle Beach! Gwen
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5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered for a wedding in Myrtle Beach this summer. The house was very comfortable and clean, and the beach was steps away. Gwen was a gracious host - thank you so much for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ms. K, Thank you so much for your kind words. It sounds cliche but we really enjoy sharing our family beach home with other families. We feel blessed to get to meet new families and share in their special times! We hope all of you come back next year for the One Year Anniversary! Gwen
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Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Gwen was extremely kind and accommodating! The house was beautiful, clean and well organized and very comfortable. This lovely home provided the perfect location for our family to create lasting memories. We had plenty of room for the eleven of us. Thank you so much Gwen for an outstanding week!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear CS, Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We enjoy sharing our home with families like yours and hope that you will come back for years to come. Gwen
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting this house and I have to say it was just as great if not better than the first. Gwen is constantly updating things in the house and making sure it is ready to meet the needs of her guests. It is a very clean house and in wonderful shape. The proximity to the beach is nice and the umbrella and chairs that are reserved for you are a nice touch. We are already planning our third trip next year back to this house and can't wait to see the updates for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ms C. Thank you for choosing our house again this year for your family vacation. We are thrilled that you will be back again next year too. It is truly rewarding to us when we hear that families that stay at our beach house have a great vacation and that they are happy with the beach house! We work hard through out the year making improvements and we are there every Saturday making sure everything is just right for arrivals so it feels good when we get such positive feedback!
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Beach week

  • 5 of 5

Gwen (owner)was great to work with. She was quick with her response to your questions before and during our stay. The house was in great condition . There were 12 of us - plenty of room. Having the beach chairs and umbrella waiting for you everyday was a nice touch. The house was close to the beach with easy access . The Ocean Lakes is a huge community . Plenty to do if you choose. The convience store was a great plus too.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a positive review. We personally work in the house between each visitor to make sure it is just right so all of us (the kids included) look forward to reading each and every review! Thank you again for the review and for choosing to stay at Absolute Paradise, Ocean Lakes 1080! We hope that you will choose to stay with us again whenever you are back in town!
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3% FEE WILL BE INVOICED FOR CREDIT CARD

NO GROUPS - FAMILIES ONLY

NO SMOKING and NO VAPORING INSIDE OR ON DECKS

NO PETS INSIDE OR OUTSIDE

NO GRILLING ON DECKS

NO HOUSE PARTIES

MUST BE 25 YEARS OLD TO RENT THIS HOME

NO REFUNDS

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Rates & Availability

Ocean Lakes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
 
August 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
Sep 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Oct 2016 - Feb 2017
Sep 30 2016 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$3,000
 
 
Mar 2017 - May 2017
Feb 26 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
 
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
July 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
 
August 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

All Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
eCheck via VRBO/HomeAway is the preferred method of payment.
Credit Card payments will be charged an additional 3%

Towel and Linen Service is available for additional fee of $150.00 per week
Club Car Golf Car is available for additional fee of $250 per week.
EZGO Golf Car is available for additional fee of $250 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • The Cottage Retreat Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bathroom with Tub and Shower Combination
    The Beach Bum's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub with Shower Combination
    Visitor's Restroom - toilet , Located Near Living Area with Toilet and Sink
    The Surfer's Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Full Size Tub, Large Sink, Toilet, Plenty of Changing Room
    Private Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot and Cold Water, Fully Enclosed, Room to Change
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • The Surfer's Bay - 2 double , 2nd Floor, 2 Double Beds, TV/DVD, Bathroom Access
    The Blue Shells - 1 queen , 2nd Floor, 1 Queen Bed, TV/DVD, Bathroom Access
    The Beach Bum - 2 double , 2nd Floor, 2 Double Beds, TV/DVD, Bathroom, Deck
    The Beach Life - 1 queen , 2nd Floor, One Queen Bed, TV/DVD, Bathroom Access
    Cottage Retreat - 2 queen , First Floor, 2 Queen Beds, TV, Private Bathroom, Pack & Play
  • Our home has 5 Bedrooms with a total of 8 beds. One bedroom has 2 queen beds. Two other bedrooms have 2 double beds in each. The other two bedrooms each have a queen bed in each. We have one Baby Pack-n-Play portable sleep and playard in downstairs closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a FAMILY Vacation Beach Rental Home with Beautiful Ocean Views. The Ocean is only steps away. Sand Dollar Lake is also within walking distance and is stocked for fishing. The Lake can even be seen from our home. We just purchased this home on February 28, 2013 and we want you to feel as much at home in Absolute Paradise as we do. We are and will continue to make improvements to the Home. Please mark us, VRBO #284329, as one of your Favorites on VRBO so that you can watch our progress. We will be posting new pictures as we update and redecorate each room. Please feel free to send me an email to AbsoluteParadiseLLC@live.com with your ideas or requests and Our Family will try to implement your ideas to make a better vacation for you!

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