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Ron, Carol, or Steve Pode

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Barefoot Resort-N. Myrtle Beach-Golf Villa 2BR/2BA Sleeps 6-With LG Screen HDTV

21 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Overview

Little River Villa Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our beautiful golf/vacation villa is located in the prestigious Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Our villa was the last Ironwood building built in 2005. We are located in a very quiet private setting in a cul-de-sac. Our second floor location offers a splendid view. From the master bedroom and the back deck are views of the #14 hole of the Greg Norman Golf Course, and a view of the Inter-coastal Waterway.

The Master bedroom has a king size bed (which may be split into 2 single beds). There is a large dresser with 7 drawers, a large television with Blue-ray player, bed side table with lamp, clock radio, phone, and a large walk-in closet. A spacious full bathroom with a tub/shower (Hotel Spa shower head) is attached to the Master bedroom. A large 5 blade ceiling fan provides a cooling breeze in the hot summer months. Did we mention the views of the Norman Golf Course and the Inter -coastal Waterway from the large bedroom windows?

The second bedroom has 2 twin beds. A 3 drawer dresser, TV, phone, clock radio, bedside table with a lamp, a large 4 blade ceiling fan, and a closet with full length sliding-mirrored doors adds to your comfort in this bedroom. The private bathroom for this bedroom is a few short steps down a short hallway. This is a full size bathroom with a tub/shower (Hotel Spa shower head).

The living room has a queen size couch which converts to a sofa sleeper. The living room has a large entertainment center for the large screen HDTV and a DVD player. The HDTV has over 50 commercial-free music channels. Also included are 2 large stuffed chairs for relaxing or TV viewing. A large 5 blade ceiling fan adds to your comfort.

Adjacent to the living room is the dinning area. A large wooden dining table with 6 chairs provides a perfect location for an enjoyable meal. There is a pass-thru from the kitchen into the dinning area.

The kitchen is fully stocked with high quality cookware, dishes, glasses, utensils, etc. Also included are a blender, toaster, mixer, coffee maker, microwave, water kettle for hot tea, etc. There is a full size electric range and a full size refrigerator with an ice-maker.

The laundry room has a stackable washer/dryer unit. It is conveniently located in the hallway by the second bathroom. An iron and an ironing board are also included.

The entrance to the private deck is from the living room. The deck has patio furniture which includes chairs and a small table. Did we mention the views of Norman’s Golf Course and the Inter-coastal Waterway from the deck?

We have private Internet WI-Fi in our villa and also free nation-wide phone calls including Canada. We plan on using our villa as our future retirement home. We are fortunate to have some very capable home decorators in our family. The wall paintings and the home furnishings have been selected to reflect the traditional southern home décor. The villa is stocked with 5 star hotel quality linens. Our villa was freshly painted last fall.

Property is equipped with high quality air filters to aid people with allergies. Filters are inspected regularly by property management and replaced as needed. The facility is non-smoking and no pets are allowed.

Right next door to our building is the only picnic and barbecue grill area in the Ironwood neighborhood. This makes it very convenient for the chefs in your family. A welcome package will greet you on your arrival with coupons and information for local attractions. A private outdoor pool is located a short walk from our villa. Included with a rental of our villa are pool tags to use this pool (like property owners may do). The pool tags are distributed by the Ironwood HOA to all dues paying property owners. The pool tags are considered to be very valuable property, so if a pool tag is lost a $50 charge is assessed against your security deposit.

The ocean beach is a few blocks away and public parking and public access is available. A free beach shuttle for all residents and guests runs on a regular schedule from the Ironwood pool to the ocean and back.

The recently opened Bi-Lo Shopping center is conveniently located for all Barefoot residents and guests. You can access the center on a short by-pass road without going out on the very busy Hwy 17. The center contains a grocery store, restaurants, drug store, etc. Bi-Lo and Walgreens have $1 DVD rental machines.

What else can be said about the Barefoot Resort area? We have been vacationing in North Myrtle Beach since the mid-1970s. We always preferred this area because of its family type atmosphere. The downtown Myrtle Beach area is very crowded with constant traffic.

The Grand Strand has over 60 miles of sparkling warm waters and pristine sandy beaches. National Geographic Magazine rates this area as one of the finest beach areas in the US. The Weather Channel rates the area as a top 10 family friendly destination. Southern Living describes the area – Favorite Beach, Favorite getaway destination, and Favorite family destination.

In the Grand Strand area there are eight live entertainment theaters with nearly 11,400 seats. The list includes the Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show, the Alabama Theatre, the Carolina Opry Show, Medieval Times, and the Palace Theatre, etc.

At the entrance to the Barefoot Resort is the Alligator Adventure which is one of the largest exotic reptile parks in the world. Adjacent to the Alligator Adventure is the Barefoot Landing. This outdoor themed shopping area contains over 100 shops and restaurants. Once again, no need to use the HWY 17 to enter Barefoot Landing.

So, whatever your vacation plans will include, the Grand Strand area has something for every one to enjoy. Adding to your vacation pleasure would be a stay at our villa. This is always a better alternative to staying in a motel/hotel room.

Keywords: Golf,Barefoot Resort,Grand Strand, Ocean,Condo,Golf View, Intercostal View,Greg Norman, pools,resort,ironwood, vacation, beach, shopping, close to airport

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ron, Carol, or Steve Pode (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ron, Carol, or Steve Pode

Last year was only our second year listing our villa on VRBO. The natural beauty of the area and the ever-increasing attractions make the Grand Strand a very popular vacation destination. We received numerous positive comments from guests in our 2013 guest book. With positive referrals from guests our villa's availability was filled quickly. Our villa is unique in that it is one of a few villas in Ironwood with a view both of a golf course and the inter-coastal waterway. In 2013, with the exception of a few weeks, Feb, March, April, and May already booked.

Many of the Barefoot VRBO listings are being managed by rental management companies, which are not located at Barefoot. In fact, some of them are at least a 30 minute drive from Barefoot. They operate during regular business hours. If a guest has a problem after the business closes, they need to leave a recorded message, waiting for a call back.

We are very fortunate to have Terri and Steve DeFranco manage our villa. Since they are full-time residents of Barefoot and their home is only a few minutes from our villa, they are available 24/7 to assist our guests. Terri and Steve are like family to us.

Even on vacation, guests need assistance for various situations- medical problems, traffic accident in-route to NMB, dental emergencies, etc. It is comforting to have a local resident available to call on. The DeFranco's will be like family to you.

During 2012, we often had several requests for the same time period. As a result, our availability calendar filled quickly. To avoid disappointment, as soon as your vacation plans are finalized, we would recommend that you secure your time period. In our hectic and stressful every-day lives, vacations are needed to enjoy life and create life-long memories.

Ron, Carol, or Steve Pode purchased this villa in 2005

Why Ron, Carol, or Steve Pode chose Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach Area

Several months prior to construction, we were able to select the location of our Ironwood villa. We were aware this would be the last building to be constructed and it had the added premium of being located on a cul-de-sac. Also, only a few select villas would have a golf course and an inter-coastal waterway view.

We had a choice of any villa on any floor to make a deposit on. We immediately eliminated a first floor location. The villa floor would be on a cement base.

During the cold months, the unit would be cold and damp. During the warmer months, the unit would be humid with bugs and other insects causing a problem.

A first floor location would also elimate our premium golf course and waterway view. There would be a lack of privacy on our rear deck. We questioned the security aspect of leaving personal property on a first floor rear deck. Headlights from cars in the parking lot would also affect those in the second bedroom.

We how had a choice of any villa on either the 2nd or 3rd floor. The 2nd floor was an ideal location to have our premium view, and also one less flight of steps to reach our villa.

Since we were selecting our future retirement home, we knew how important and permanent our decisions would be.

What makes this villa unique

For the golfer, there are over 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Right on the Barefoot Resort are the 4 famous courses designed by Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, Davis Love III, and Pete Dye. Starting in 2011, a golf academy will open at Barefoot. Golf Digest rates the area as “America’s top 100 great public courses.”

Along Hwy 17 is the area known as Restaurant Row. The Grand Strand area has thousands of restaurants that feature a wide variety of culinary delights. Numerous fresh seafood restaurants that specialize in Calabash style cooking. Beside the fresh seafood other dining options include everything to a burger to an upscale steakhouse. The international flair ranges from Italian, German, Thai, and Caribbean. Something for every taste bud and budget.

Near the entrance of the Barefoot Resort are the Barefoot Towers. This area contains a large marina on the Inter-coastal Waterway. At this location is the largest outdoor swimming pool in SC. It has a unique structure which adds to the enjoyment of all.

Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

Barefoot Resort-N. Myrtle Beach-Golf Villa 2BR/2BA Sleeps 6-With LG Screen HDTV
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
5

I didnt want to go home!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was outstanding.... The owners have a nice cozy condo perfect for people like us who want to have a relaxing time in Myrtle Beach.

We had the best time enjoying all the sights and really didn't want to go home at the end of our week there. The only issue was that its hot down there..but not in the condo lol lol....

Those that stay here will not be disappointed with the condo or the resort its self Me and my wife just want to thank Ron Carol and Steve Pode for there hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you enjoyed your time on the Grand Strand. Since this is our vacation home and future retirement home, we attempt to have a very homey atmosphere in our villa. Vacations are so important in our hectic every day lives, so we strive to create a very relaxing ambiance during our guests and our family stays at our villa. The Grand Strand continues to be one of the top vacation destinations in the USA.
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Beautiful condo in great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location in North Myrtle beach. Easy access to pool and beach. Condo was clean and full of amenities. Highly recommended.

- Family from Virginia

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our villa is in a great location to experience all of the special vacation destinations available on the Grand Strand. New and exciting places to visit open every year. Our location in a residential neighborhood allows families to feel comfortable and secure in our villa. The 2 pools and the free shuttle to the Barefoot Beach Cabana allows families to experience a memorable vacation.
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4

Condo was just as described and perfect for our family of four. Beautiful surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! The condo was perfect for our family of four. Close to the pool, beach, grilling area, and golf course. Everything was just as it was described by the owner. Deposit was returned in a timely manner and I was able to communicate with the owner by email. Ron was very helpful!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear your family enjoyed your vacation. We leave all of the amenities passes and the pool passes for our guests. We provide the information on the free shuttle service to and from the beach cabana. This way our guests can enjoy the same resort privileges which the owners enjoy. Also, the Grand Strand always offers new and exciting attractions for our guests to enjoy. Vacations are supposed to be fun and stress free, so we attempt to provide excellent accommodations for our guests.
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

This was the fourth consecutive year staying at Ironwood 1923; which says everything. The property, as always, was clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great place for golfers and families to have a wonderful vacation. Every year new and exciting attractions are available on the Grand Strand. Since our family also vacations at our villa, we make sure it is maintained at our highest quality standards. Our "home" away from home!
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5

First Time at Myrtle Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was my families' first time in Myrtle Beach, so finding a good place to stay was at the top of our priority list. The 2 bedroom condo was clean and spacious. Upkeep of the condo itself was nice. The salt water pool was a short walk away. The condo was in a great location. We were only a 15 minute drive from Cherry Grove beach one way and 15 minute drive from Broadway on the Beach the other way. Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby.

Steve and Ron were easy to get a hold of. They answered my emails within less than a day. Instructions to check in and out of the condo were easy to follow. They also refunded the $200 deposit in a timely manner.

I would definitely recommend this condo to those planning to visit Myrtle Beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that your first visit to the Grand Strand was a very positive experience. It is of upmost importance to us to provide all of our guests with 5 star accommodations. We welcome you as guests into our home. Since our family vacations at our villa, we demand that the property be maintained to our highest possible standards. As mentioned, our location provides quick and easy access to the many attractions which makes the Grand Strand one of the top vacation destinations in the USA.
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5

A piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations were wonderful @ Barefoot Landing Resort. Amenities were plentiful (pool, tennis, golf,shuttle to beach and great shopping & dining nearby. The peace & quiet were icing on the cake.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Along with many other guests, we agree with your review. The Barefoot Resort which includes the Ironwood neighborhood is the ideal place for families to enjoy a wonderful vacation. Vacations are necessary for people to remove themselves from the hectic pace of every day life. People of all ages want to enjoy a hassle free vacation. We deserve to be treated well during our vacation. The Grand Strand offers many opportunities "to get away from it all".
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Myrtle Beach International Airport
Nearest Golf
Barefoot Resort and Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
House of Blues
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Barefoot Resort Ocean Beach Cabana
Car: recommended

Free-falling from a 60-foot tower, slipping down an oceanfront zip line, or fighting through a curve in a car once driven by a NASCAR great are among the new attractions that will greet our guests during their stay at our Grand Strand villa. The ocean-front boardwalk has also been extended. Along with the 102 regular golf courses, there are about 30 miniature golf courses. The NASCAR Racing Experience will allow drivers to get behind the wheel of a car that was once driven by NASCAR drivers such as Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon. The Springmaid Pier at more then 1,000 feet offers sweeping views of the oceanfront. Tanger Outlets has 2 locations (one a short distance from our villa) with nearly 100 stores for the shoppers in your family.

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Rates & Availability

Little River Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$650
$900
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$500
$833
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 30 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$450
$833
 
 
Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$450
$833
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$750
$950
 
 
Prime
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Prime
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Minimum age to rent is 25. No smoking and no pets. Three night minimum stay required. $145.00 cleaning fee on stays less then one week. During prime season all stays are Saturday to Saturday, minimum stay of one week. Available year round. The $200.00 security deposit will be returned after the inspection and departure cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Little River Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King may be split into 2 twin beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living rm couch converts into queen bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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 ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our guest reviews have all been 5 star. In our guest sign-in book, many have commented on how clean the villa is and how well maintained it is. Many have described how 'at home' they felt staying in our villa. Since our family also vacations here, we have made it our home away from our main home.

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