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Private neighborhood, 200 Yds from Beach. Great for Families, Canoe our Lake 🛶

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,276 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House; 5 Bedrms sleep 4 Couples and 4 Singles - Total 12; 3 Baths, Library, Lake

Requirements to Rent:

~ Rental Regulations link

~ Maximum occupancy - 12 persons and 4 vehicles.

~ The leaseholder must be at least 25 years old and understands that he/she must personally occupy the property for the entire period. ID’s must be furnished upon request.

~ We can only rent to Family Groups. “A Non-Family group is defined as: unmarried young adults, high school, college students or single sex groups…” Horry County Zoning Rental Ordinance Article IV, Section 431

~ Bring your own sheets and towels or rent them locally.

~ Holidays and Summer: Sunday - Sunday, 7 day minimum

~ Off Season: 4 day minimum

The Vagabond is located in the private residential neighborhood of Long Bay Estates which is far from the busy hotel beaches but a quick drive to everything you need. Since there is no public parking or access to its beach front and no through traffic, you'll find a peaceful get away from Myrtle Beach's hubbub of activity.

The house has spacious living areas for combined family vacationers. Hardwood oak and pine floors throughout the house help those with allergies. A well equipped kitchen with cabinet of spices and garden of herbs is popular with the cooks. From the breakfast room and back porch, watch eagles catch fish and swans swimming on the lake or paddle it in our canoe and get up close with the turtles and ducks.

Enjoy the 60 foot long front porch with 9 rockers, table, and a double swing. There are kiddie gates at the stairs on both porches. When the kids tire of the playground under the house they have only a 200 yard hop and skip to the beach. From there a ten minute walk lands you at the Myrtle Beach State Park with its playgrounds, nature center, trails, fishing, and coffee and ice-cream at the pier gift shop! Also enjoy riding our bikes around the neighborhood or along the paved paths of Market Common.

The living area is upstairs above the large garage and screened in porch.

BEDROOMS: Bring your own linens or rent locally and they will be delivered to the house.

Mediterranean Suite - King bed with reading lamps, 39' Flat Screen Toshiba TV, sofa, coffee table, two closets, private bath with jacuzzi tub, double sink vanity, shower stall, toilet. Outside door leads to back porch which includes a private sunning deck.

Lakeview Room - Queen bed with reading lamps, love seat, 32” Flat screen Panasonic TV. French doors open to back screened in porch with Adirondack chairs, table and chairs and beautiful view of the lake. Sleeps 2.

Stowaways’ Bunk Room - sleeps 2. Great for the kids. Window looks onto back sunning deck.

Caribbean Queen Room - sleeps 2. Window looks onto front porch.

de Bayou Family Suite - Double Bed and Bunk Beds. Window looks onto front porch. Sleeps 4.

LIBRARY: Includes a futon and bookshelves with popular fiction. It is a quiet place to catch up on your pleasure reading. Our Internet modem and wifi router are plugged in here. Pass through this room to the master suite through curtained french doors.

DINING AREAS: Have your meals in the breakfast room which seats 10 or in our graciously furnished dining room which seats up to 8. The back porch has an iron table for 4 while the front porch has a picnic table for 8 and the downstairs screened in porch has a picnic table for 6.

KITCHEN: Spices, k1 cooktop, 1 stove with a double oven, 2 sinks, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker & grinder, crock pot, refrigerator with ice maker, hand mixer. 1 high chair, 2 booster chairs, 1 portable booster seat are stored in the garage. There is a love seat and TV mounted on wall.

LAUNDRY: Washer and Dryer behind bifold doors in breakfast room with tabletop ironing board and iron.

LIVING ROOM: 39' Toshiba TV with Bluray DVD player. CABLE. Large selection of DVD movies and Music CD Player & CDs in AV cabinet. Relax and read from the large library of books in the house or choose from many board games or puzzles to play in the dining room side board.

UNDER THE HOUSE: You'll find kiddie swings, a slide, a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, and beach toys. Screened room with two hammocks, two rockers, and a picnic table receives a breeze and is a nice place to nap. In the garage is another fridge for your beach drinks and a Weber charcoal grill. You can lock up your car, beach gear and more in the garage. A canoe, 2 small children's bikes and 3 or 4 adult bikes are provided for your enjoyment. There is an unfinished 1/2 bath in the garage. After the beach, rinse off the sand in one of 2 Hot and Cold enclosed outside showers.

We are 3.5 miles from the upscale Market Common shopping area with restaurants, movie theater and the Grand Park Athletic Complex in the old Air Force property and 5 miles from the Grand Strand where you will find Family Kingdom Amusement Park, the Sky Wheel, zip lining and more. 2.5 miles to Huffman Helicopter tours by the airport. 4.5 miles to the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

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More Details

Heather Swift
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Heather Swift

I'm a school librarian and sixth of nine siblings who have inherited this property. The picture of me is from the beach when I was about 3 yrs old. l am holding a toy phone to my brother's ear. Please call me if you have any questions. I still like to talk! :-) My earliest memory of staying here is when my grandmother rented this house out, but kept the master suite (the current library) for herself as a get away. We came to visit and had to sleep in a tent in the back yard.

Heather Swift purchased this house in 1969

Why Heather Swift chose Long Bay Estates

My grandmother bought this house in her retirement as a pre-fab ranch in 1969. She made the newspaper for being the first house brought to the area on a tractor trailer. She chose Long Bay for it's quiet residential neighborhood and proximity to art workshops at Spring Maid Beach. She called it 'The Counting House' and rented it yearly to military families from the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. In 1989 Hurricane Hugo hit and knocked her off it's foundation; thus, she became the 'Vagabond'. Our father designed the additions and she was rebuilt on stilts according to federal guidelines. Momma Bette passed away in 2003 at 102 years old. The house is now owned by her daughter and grandchildren and her great grandchildren are enjoying it too. When we go down we find it most comfortable with two families and the grandparents.

What makes this house unique

We love the quiet atmosphere in our residential neighborhood away from the crowds; but, if we want entertainment it's all minutes from our house. We love walking (the little ones run all the way) to the pier for ice cream cones at the State Park and Murrell's Inlet is one of our favorite places to find local seafood. The Vagabond is a lovely peaceful place to get away from it all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Heather,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful family-friendly home with us. We loved the front porch and back porch. It was so nice to have all the beach equipment under the house. We enjoyed biking together.

Thanks so much!
Aug 2016
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Long Bay Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2276 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Pets unless written permission has been granted by the owner.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , 2 enclosed outdoor showers. Unfinished half bath in garage.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • De' Bayou Suite - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
    Lakeview Suite - 1 queen , Great for the Grandparents!
    Caribbean Suite - 1 queen
    Stowaways Suite - 2 bunk bed
    Mediterranean Master Suite - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private neighborhood, 200 Yds from Beach. Great for Families, Canoe our Lake 🛶
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

It's a wonderful place to relax, walk to the beach and enjoy the amenities the house has to offer. We enjoyed our stay very much and will most likely come again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We were pleased with the location of the house. So close to many things!

  • 3 of 5

We also appreciated the character and spaciousness of the Vagabond. The kitchen was well equipped to prepare family meals. We stayed on the porches a great deal of the time and enjoyed the rockers! My only complaint is that maybe the housekeeping staff needs to pay more attention to details. The shower liner in the bath I used needs replacing. The filters in the heat/ac returns need to be cleaned or replaced. We enjoyed using the August app., to lock and unlock the front door.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Page, I’m glad you all enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting me know about the shower liner. We just switched cleaners and will remind them where the spare liners and filters are. You’re welcome at the Vagabond anytime!
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The house was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and close to everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We LOVED it!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute amazing time!! Very kid friendly! This is a beautiful place to stay! We WILL be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very neat, spacious, and family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults and 4 children on this trip and not once did we get overwhelmed by feeling overcrowded! There was so much actitivies to do just in the house, we didn't feel like we even had to leave! The private ocean was so close to the house, along with the lake in the backyard (literally) that we never had to go to mainstream Myrtle for the experience! I'm so glad we chose the Vegabond, and it is something I recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I am so glad that we chose the Vagabond. Safe, quiet and great for families.

  • 5 of 5

There is so much that is great about this place I don't know where to begin. For us it was perfect. I will admit we are pretty suburban and our family is accustomed to the clean, quiet streets of a neighborhood where you don't feel that you need to lock your car doors at night, or if you accidently left your phone in your car it would still be there in the morning. As soon as we pulled into the Vagabond neighborhood we instantly felt like we were at home. You are steps from the beach and it is perfect, because it has private access and it was not crowded at all. I stood on the beach and I could see a few miles north to towards the city where the beaches were crowded and I realized we made the right choice staying just a few minutes away from all of that traffic. We had 6 kids staying there ranging from 8 to 16 and 3 adults. The lower level is perfect for small kids, they have their own space with a monster sandbox, swings, and toys. Our younger kids instantly claimed the lower outdoor kid area as their space. Our teenage kids liked the master suite with their own space, private bathroom and the WIFI. The adults liked the screened in rear porch, and the large fully equipped kitchen to cook most of our meals in and entertain. This is what I liked best about the house. Our youngest daughter brought us to Myrtle Beach for her national dance competition. Her team is not only a team of young dancers, since they spend so much time together they are more like friends. One of her teammates plans changed suddenly and she came down to Myrtle Beach last minute with her Grandpa and they stayed in a local hotel. He is a disabled Veteran due to the 3 years he served our country in Vietnam. He was hoping to find a fishing spot and just happened to bring his fishing poles for himself and his granddaughter. The grounds of the Vagabond were perfect for them and our family. We had them over for a few hours almost every night. The grounds of the Vagabond allowed him to fish in the private pond waterway that is right in your backyard. He was able to do that while watching his granddaughter take canoe rides with us and the kids in the semi private canal that is in your backyard. His granddaughter and our daughter played for days together and the Vagabond allowed them to do so. It was nice to see all of the kids and adults unplugged from their electronics and enjoying the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.4 Miles
Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sportsman Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Prestwick Country Club
Nearest Motorway
65 Miles
I-95 (Florence, SC)
Nearest Restaurant
2.4 Miles
Toffino’s Italian Bakery & Deli (8a - 9p M-Sat)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Long Bay Estates
Car: necessary

State Parks, Churches, Museums, Art Classes, Outlet Shopping, Fine Dining, Air-force Memorial, Brook Green Gardens, Flea Markets, Shelling, Putt Putt Golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Check-Out Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our rent is calculated by length of stay times rate plus $175 check-out cleaning fee plus 12% tax and a $250 refundable damage deposit.

Jan - March Off-season for stays of a month or longer rates are all inclusive $80 + tax and $250 refundable deposit. Three months (91 days) or more there is no tax. Your quote includes bath sets with bath mats, beach towels, and kitchen towels along with professionally made beds, but no paper products or soaps. Our cleaning service must come in every two or three weeks and this is included in the nightly rate. If you want it more often, it will be an additional $150 per visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.