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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Galivants Ferry Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Adorable Cottage-Bedroom plus Loft with 2 beds, 2 Baths. Sleeps 6-8

Riverbend Cottage overlooks the scenic Little Pee Dee River. Little Pee Dee is great for fishing, boating, swimming, and other water activities. Little Pee Dee is an amazing river for kayaking and canoing. The cottage is perfect for a family vacation, a weekend fishing trip, or a romantic get away. We rent for special occasions for bridal parties and bachlorette parties. Special requests can be honored for special occasions when possible. The cottage is a beautifully decorated property that welcomes you with its comfortable amenities. Sleeps six with two bedrooms and two full baths; sleeps eight with the two sofas. Kitchen is fully stocked and Linens are provided for a fee. After a morning of fishing or boating, spend a lazy afternoon relaxing on the front porch overlooking the water or spend some time in the sun on the deck or floating dock.

The cottage is located in close proximity to Highway 22 (Veterans Highway) which leads to all local beaches. Riverbend Cottage is located approximately 30 miles from Myrtle Beach, SC. It is also located approximately 15 miles from Historic Conway and Historic Marion where you can spend the day or afternoon meandering through the local antique shops and eateries. Call today to book your home away from home vacation at River Bend Cottage.

Keywords: riverfront, cottage, fishing, boating

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Donna Goodson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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About Donna Goodson

The cottage is privately owned and operated.

Donna Goodson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Donna Goodson chose South Carolina

Riverbend Cottage is an amazing property. We make every effort to ensure that our guests having a memorable visit and leave wanting to return.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage literally sits on the banks of the Little Pee Dee. From the living space, dining, and kitchen you get great views of the river. You can even cast a line from the front deck, but we do recommend checking out the great little slews along the river for great fishing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What can you say about a wonderful quiet romantic weekend just the two of us and nature's wonders. Already looking forward to our third visit. Just a wonderful place.
Feb 2011
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 30 reviews
Gainesville, Florida

Amazing cottage on the river!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is absolutely gorgeous and very cozy! The views are amazing and will take your breath away! Donna is a wonderful host and I would highly recommend this cottage for a get away to everyone! The fish were not biting during my stay, but I will be returning to the cottage and will try again next time!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Weekend Trip

  • 5 of 5

A little piece of heaven sitting on the Pee Dee River! Our family really enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Riverbend truly is an amazing place. The location and the views are spectacular. Thanks so much for your kind remarks. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and certainly hope you will find you way back to the cottage real soon.
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The absolutely PERFECT family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Look no further! We just returned today after kidnapping our three children (21, 19, & 18) and holding them hostage at the Riverbend Cottage for three glorious nights! Everything was described exactly as the listing, yet I do not think words can do justice to the beautiful surroundings and warm welcome that this precious cottage radiates. It certainly does not list the homemade cookies and the delightful candles burning throughout the house awaiting to welcome you! The cottage is completely private, beautifully decorated, especially comfortable, and has everything you need to completely get away from it all. We literally never left. We spent the majority of our vacation on the three decks that cascade down to the Little Pee Dee River. We fished, floated, grilled and relaxed, enjoying each other’s company without any of the normal distractions in all of our busy lives. The days were gloriously sunny and each evening an exuberant thunderstorm rolled in and forced us to spend an hour or so playing games together inside at the kitchen table. Each evening, the storm was brief and cooled everything off for a perfect evening of fishing. All three of our children were sincerely sad that our vacation was over this morning, as were my husband and I! We will definitely be booking this cottage again next summer, the only difference is… we want it for a complete week… 3 days was just not enough time! Thank you so much, Donna, for sharing your amazing “home away from home” with us and for being so pleasant and welcoming! You have yourself a little piece of heaven and we feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to spend some time at your Riverbend Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joy, Thanks so much for your glowing review. After reading your review, who would not want to visit Riverbend Cottage? I am so very pleased that your mini vacay with your family worked out so well. As our children get older (27 & 31), my husband and I find that working in some special time alone as a family can be quite challenging with work and differing schedules. We have to be very dilligent in our search for a special location that will provide the best atmosphere to ensure that special memories are made. I am happy that Riverbend Cottage was that place for your family. The fact that your older children enjoyed it so much says it all. We hope your schedules will allow another visit in the near future. Come back; there will be cookies! Donna Goodson
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Just plain awesome

  • 5 of 5

Could not say enough about this house and Donna. My wife is a beach person and was not happy with our choice until we arrived. She did not even want to go to the beach. This place is the perfect place to sit back and relax and enjoy nature. The house was incredible and fishing off of the dock was great as well. Cannot wait until we go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. I am also a beach girl, but I do enjoy the beauty and serenity of being on the black water of the Little Pee Dee River. I am so happy it worked out for you to spend time at the cottage. It is a very unique and awesome place. Come again. Donna Goodson
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Very unique location on the river

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much so ,only wish

we would've had more time . This place is like nothing you have ever seen if you want to be on the water This is it you can't be more on the water unless you're in it

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we are on the water and so happy that you appreciated that aspect of your stay. I hope you will come again for an even longer stay. So happy I was able to meet you in person.
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Myrtle Beach, SC

awesome experience

  • 5 of 5

I was seeking some peace and serenity and I certainly found it here. The location was beautiful, and my hostess was wonderful. I arrived to find candles lit, relaxing music playing, and homemade chocolate macaroon cupcakes for me to enjoy. Donna is a pleasure to talk to, and she has created a wonderful rental property. It is perfectly comfortable and it has all the amenities I was looking for. Her directions are perfect, and the setting was exactly what I needed. An absolutely charming weekend, and I will both recommend this rental, and return myself! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caryle, what a sweet review. It was a pleasure meeting you and having you visit with us at Riverbend Cottage. The best compliment I could ever hope to receive as a host is a review like yours. You let me know what you were looking for and it was my honor to do my best to make your weekend special. We look forward to your next visit. Donna Goodson
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Myrtle Beach Jetport
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Myrtle Beach
Car: necessary

If you would like to book a massage in advance, please advise us. If the massage therapist is available, we will book it for you.


Rates & Availability

Galivants Ferry Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

linen fee $25 + Tax
Security/Damage Deposit $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

If using a credit card for payment, there will be a 2.5% processing fee.
Rates vary from $135.00 to $200+
Cleaning fee will vary based on number of guests.

We will split payment of rental fees in two payments if needed.

Refundable Deposit will depend on length of stay and number of people (will be determined by owner)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Galivants Ferry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 double
  • Loft bedroom has two beds and a full bath. It also has a sofa for lounging or extra sleeping space
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
We have two outdoor fire pits, a picnic table for outdoor dining, a hammock for lazy afternoon lounging, we have a private dock on the riverfront. There is a boat ramp adjacent to our property. Riverbend is located on the banks of the scenic Little Pee Dee River. We have amazing sunrises and sunsets, wildlife viewing opportunities, and absolutely the best location for family vacations, get togethers with friends or that special romantic weekend. Also, it is our pleasure to to do our best to honor special requests of our guests to make their visit the best ever!

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