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VALUE = Clean Home + Pool + Great Location + All Inclusive = Great Memories!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

La Vita Bella ~ a Terrific 5 BR Home Welcoming 12 ~ Visit Myrtle Beach in Style

Ooo La La ~~ Bella spiaggia!


AND --- 2016 brought all NEW CARPETS & APPLIANCES for our Special Guests!

~~ La Vita Bella (Life is Beautiful!) is a NEW, 2500 SF Luxury Home

Professionally Decorated, Landscaped & Maintained. ALL NEW GE APPLIANCES, DISHES, STEM WARE, AND FRESH CARPETS THROUGHOUT ~

The Custom in-ground POOL also has NEW CHAISE LOUNGES & the pool w/heat option has a spacious yard with a 6 foot privacy fence. La Vita Bella has 2 balconies: main floor living/dining room (beautifully furnished & impeccably maintained) access overlooking pool yard with Ocean views; Upstairs Master BR balcony presents both Ocean and Fabulous Southern sky views - night & day! With only 59 Steps to the Beach - La Vita Bella REALLY IS CLOSER to the ocean than many 2nd row homes in Surfside Beach -

Imagine: Returning to La Vita Bella after a day at the wide sand beach to sit on your balcony overlooking the pool - sipping a cool refreshing drink, watching the pelicans dip & swoop over the ocean. Or maybe you awaken in the morning to step outside onto your Master bedroom balcony to see the sunrise colors over the Atlantic . . .

Amenities: An EASY vacation with so much to offer - La Vita Bella! (Life is Beautiful!)::

~ NEW GE PROFILE Kitchen Appliances in 'Slate'

~ All NEW carpets throughout home

~ Secure Wi-Fi Internet

~ New Great Room Furniture

~ Luxury Bamboo Hypo-Allergenic Master Bedroom King

~ Private Pool with *Heat* Option

~ Luxury Serta Perfect Sleeper Beds - very comfortable.

~ Ocean Views

~ Freshly Painted Exterior in 'Charisma' (yes, that's the color, don't 'ya just love it?) *now there are copy-cats in town!

~ Freshly Painted INTERIOR too

~ All Carpets professionally steam cleaned 2x per year

~ Each & Every year we update & add fresh details; new dishes, Swing, pic-nic table, etc.

~ ~ Small no-shed dogs under 20 lbs welcomed with approval & security deposit. (no other pets)

La Vita Bella is a Luxury Home Professionally Decorated & Maintained with Complete Kitchen with all Modern Appliances & gadgets - Living & Dining Great Room with Comfortable Furniture including Full Dining Seating for 8 and 6 person seating Bar, 6 TVs & 3 DVD/VCRs w/ Video Library, Book Library, Family Games, Puzzles, 2-Zone Central AC/Heat, Rocking Chairs on Porches, 5 bedrooms with Serta Perfect Sleepers' bedding, 4 baths, Ceiling fans.

Activities: Many Family Games, Cards & Table, Books for all ages, Rocking Chairs, Deck & Pool Furniture, Plenty of Parking, *In-Ground Pool w/ heating option (+$225). 59 Steps to wide white Beach, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Sunbathing, Water-Skiing, Parasailing, Biking (rentals available), 100+ Golf Courses, Tennis at nearby park, 30+ Miniature Golf Courses, Amusement Parks, Waterslide Parks, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Outlet-Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Boating, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Kayaking.

Area: La Vita Bella really is closer to the beach access than most 2nd row homes. Located just 5 minutes from major attractions including Broadway at the Beach, over 100 golf courses, shopping outlets, and all popular Myrtle Beach attractions; 15 minutes to restaurant row in Murrell's Inlet and Pawleys Island; 90 minutes to historic Charleston, South Carolina. Lots of shopping nearby, entertainment for everyone, one mile from Ocean Fishing Pier. Be sure to visit Broadway at the Beach, Planet Hollywood, Medievil Times Knights, Dolly's Show, Ripley's Aquarium, NASCAR Racing Theater, Hard Rock Cafe, and DO NOT miss Brookgreen Gardens !

More Details

Penny Rudinger
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Penny Rudinger

We are a family of 4 who invested heart & soul in this endeavor. I am having such a good time providing great memories for our family & friends. And it is a plus to meet folks from around the world who wish to create memories for their families & desire a clean, affordable place to call their own.

Penny Rudinger purchased this house in 2005

Why Penny Rudinger chose Surfside Beach

We chose this location as it is very close to the beach on a quiet, safe street that we felt was ideal for our young family. Our children love to ride their bikes in the neighborhood & we feel secure knowing they are safe. The area is far less dense then Myrtle and contains many primary homes ~ a very lovely beach community.

What makes this house unique


Plus we keep LVB VERY CLEAN - as our many reviews confirm ~

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house - clean and ready. Plenty of room for all 10 of us. Group included 2 small children (preschool age) and they had no problems getting about. Loved the sheets/linens/towels bags. Everything was fresh and laundered on arrival. I'm really picky about that! ;-)

House is in a brilliant location. Literally steps from the beach - and it is a BEAUTIFUL beach! We made full use of the outside shower to clean off sand - air-dry on the swing then hit the pool!

The house is in a good location for grocery shopping. We preferred to drive a little further to the Piggly Wiggly or Kroger store than use the closer mini-Walmart (because it was insanely busy!). Plenty of room to cook and prepare family meals in the well-stocked kitchen... so much more appealing that battling the wait at MB restaurants!

The owner of this house is very easy to work with. Has lots of time to answer your questions and sends out a great newsletter with tips and recommendations. Please follow her advice and visit Brookgreen Gardens. What a hidden gem! A true haven in the craziness of MB in the height of summer.... An amazing vacation in an amazing house. An experience that me and my family will never forget.

Detailed ratings for this rental

***** Bathroom cleanliness

***** Bedding & mattresses

***** Value

***** Access

***** Other facilities & amenities

***** Overall condition

***** Booking

***** Kitchen & utensils

Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes

Recommended for: Travelers, Friends, Groups, Families w children
Jul 2015
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Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master w/ HUGE walk-in Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • The Master bath has a very large custom tiled walk-in shower with bench, a separate water closet room, and a vanity room with King & Queen sinks.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Pair of Queens - 2 queen , With Private Porch
    Orchid Master Upstairs - 1 queen , Full Private Bath
    Yellow Queen Upstairs - 1 queen , Shared Bath w/ Kids
    Kids Sponge BOB Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bright & Fun!
    Master Suite, Upstairs - 1 king , Huge room with Private full Bath & Balcony
  • The Master Bedroom has a balcony overlooking the pool yard complete with scenic Ocean views and fabulous southern skies. The room is spacious and welcoming, offering King size bed with many designer finishes. There is also a HUGE walk-in custom tiled shower room, King & Queen sinks & a closed water closet room! The kids room is decorated with youngsters in mind - Sponge Bob bright spreads & curtains, bunk beds, bean bag chairs & tropical fish on the walls! All bedrooms have Luxury Sealy Posturepedic Beds for a comfortable nights rest.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
La Vita Bella contains many 'little-extras' of convenience and luxury other rental houses do not - we love our home & use it often. Our family & care team take great pride in maintaining La Vita Bella in pristine condition. We welcome folks who wish to have a great time and make memories of a beach vacation to last a lifetime! We PROVIDE a FULL-HOUSE DELUXE Linen & Bath package: covers all beds & provides more than enough bath & hand towels, face cloths & bath mats, kitchen towels, etc, - for everyone - INCLUDED. [a $280 added VALUE]. All you need to bring are your beach towels! Check out my Podcast:


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VALUE = Clean Home + Pool + Great Location + All Inclusive = Great Memories!
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews
Akron Ohio

beautiful and extremely clean beach home

  • 5 of 5

First let me say how wonderful and friendly the owner is! Penney was a delight to work with. The home was even more beautiful in person. Decorated so awesome and every amenity you could ask for! Special touches throughout and very comfortable, clean furnishings. Penney suggested the beach chair package and wondered how we did without all these years! So nice not to drag all your chairs to the beach. Location is the best...few steps to the beach and peaceful end of Surfside. We will definitely be coming back to LA VITA BELLA next year!! Thank you Penney for sharing your piece of paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe, think, we started out as complete strangers & here we are: You & your family with Great vacation memories; and me, with happy, wonderful repeat guests/friends! Thank you for reserving your 2018 week, now known as LORI'S BEACH BUM WEEK! ~Happy Trails until we speak again...Soon!
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The Perfect Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much my family enjoyed our time and the experience at your beach home, La Vita Bella. It was PER-R-R-R-FECT! The house was perfectly lovely and it fit us perfectly. The pool was perfect... the best we've ever had at a rental. The distance to the beach was perfect.

The beach, the house, the pool, the location, the area... it was everything we wanted in a beach vacation. Just terrific!! The family is still talking about it and my 4-year old grand-daughter is still "thanking" me every week for her beach vacation. She talks about the "pink" beach house quite often and wants to go back.

My family is already hounding me about next year, which is extremely unusual for them. They've never cared about a beach or beach house before, but everyone has expressed with great enthusiasm that they want to return to La Vita Bella and Surfside Beach next year.

Thanks again for one of out family's most memorable and enjoyable beach vacations and time together!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very kind! You guys were wonderful guests & I can't wait for you to return! Happy Trails until then ~
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Great week little to much rain...Love Myrtle Beach

  • 5 of 5

House was Great! Everything we needed was available. Luke took GREAT CARE of us on the beach!! Highly recommend La Vita Bella, you won't go wrong.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as Described!

  • 5 of 5

House was as advertised. Location was great, friendly area and neighbors. Inside had wonderful layout and ample space. Pool area was great. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ~ y'all were great guests! We really appreciate it when folks take such good care of 'their' beach house. Happy Trails!
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The house is beautiful and it is just as described on the Website. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

The house is literally 50 steps from the beach. The beach is wonderful. On days where we didn't want to go to beach, the pool is great for a nice swim. The kitchen is nicely equipped. We enjoyed cooking breakfast a couple of times and also cooking dinner a couple of nights. We had a great time and looking forward to returning next year. One suggestion is maybe providing some baking sheet pans for those of us that want to bake some desserts.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

This house lived up to our expectations. Great location to the beach. Perfect sized pool in the back yard. Very clean house and Penny the owner was very easy to deal with. Wish we could have stayed longer. We look forward to staying in this house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marsh Walk
Great way to spend an early evening; stop at each restaurant, have an app & drink, experienc...
Brookgreen Gardens
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Myrtle Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Scottie's Beach Front Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Indian Wells & Indigo Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
River City Cafe, Bubba's Fish Shack, Crabby Mikes
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Surfside Beach
Car: recommended

Surfside is within 5 minutes of Myrtle Beach, 10 minutes to Murrells Inlet,15 minutes to Brookgreen Gardens (A MUST SEE), 20 minutes to Litchfield Beach, 30 minutes to Pawley's Island, 45 minutes to Cherry Grove, 90 minutes to Charleston, SC. Major Grocery stores, Banks, Restaurants & huge shopping malls ~ all within 5 minutes.

Other Activities: Tennis Courts within a mile -


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

ALL Taxes, Fees *PLUS* a *DELUXE LINEN & BATH TOWEL Package* ~
Fresh, Clean sheets for every bed (plus extra sets) AND oodles of bath towels, face cloths, bath matts - kitchen towels too!
All you need to bring is your Flip Flops!
I prefer to speak with my guests & book directly -- so please give me a call ~~

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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