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Secluded 200 Yds from Quiet Beach, Great for Families, Garage, Sm Dogs Welcome!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,276 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

House; 5 Bedrooms sleep 4 Couples and 4 Singles - Total 12; 4 Baths, Library

Requirements to Rent:

1. Maximum occupancy - 12 persons, 2 small dogs and 4 vehicles.

2. 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.

3. 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

4. Holidays and Summer: Sunday - Sunday, 7 day minimum

5. Off Season: 4 day minimum

6. Rental Regulations link

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. Small dogs (under 20 lbs.) are welcome.

Enjoy the 60 foot long front porch with rockers 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.


'Mediterranean' Suite - King bed with reading lamps, 2014 39' Toshiba TV, futon, 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. Sleeps 2 with room for 2 kids on the futon..

'Lakeview' Room - Queen bed with reading lamps, love seat, 2013 32' Panasonic TV. French doors open to back screened in porch with Adirondack chairs, table and chairs and beautiful view of the lake. Sleeps 2.

'Stoways' 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 sofa, coffee table, 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: 1 cooktop, 1 stove with a double oven, 2 sinks, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker & grinder, 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. 2 small children's bikes and 3 or 4 adult bikes are provided. 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.

New in 2016! A canoe and several bikes are provided for your enjoyment.

Linen rental is required and your beds will be professionally made. Sheets and bed linens, bath mats, 1 bath towel, wash cloth and 1 beach towel per guest up to 12 + 2 extra sets, 5 hand towels and 3 kitchen towels. Please read the linen rental policy @

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.

Keywords: Vagabond, house, shopping, state park, bike paths, beach, jacuzzi, lake, fishing, kids, children, pier, playground, biking, golf, families, games, private, secluded, pets, families, Market Common, Auto Shows, dogs

More Details

Heather Swift
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

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 Myrtle Beach

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:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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. Half bath in garage.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • De' Bayou Suite - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
    Carribean Suite - 1 queen
    Stoways Suite - 2 bunk bed
    Mediterranean Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
    Lakeview Suite - 1 queen , Great for the Grandparents!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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
Motorcycle Friendly


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Secluded 200 Yds from Quiet Beach, Great for Families, Garage, Sm Dogs Welcome!
average rating of 4.707317 based on 44 reviews

Comfortable and laid-back

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed being at the Vagabond over the Thanksgiving holidays. The house is comfortable and had everything we needed. The quiet seclusion of the neighborhood next to the state park is great!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed with several extended family members and had two 2 year olds in our group. The house was perfect for all of us. The kids had a great time and the location was wonderful; close to everything. The house was very well kept, the beach was close, and the neighborhood was quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation with 5 young grandchildren. The home was very comfortable, roomy and had everything we could have wanted for the kids. It was close to the beach, which again, was great for the kids. We all had a great time and we hope to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We vacation with our 3 little boys ages 3,4& 6 and our friend with her two little ones ages 3&6. This home has everything kids will need! The lake outback is fantastic for fishing, taking a canoe (provided at the house) ride or my kids favorite feeding ducks! The screened porch under allows them to play at night without dealing with bugs. The 200 yard walk to the private beach is extremely convienent along with the outdoor showers to clean off before heading back inside! This is our second year here at the house and we adore it. If your looking or a private quiet neighborhood within the middle of everything you want to go enjoy then this place is perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Spacious, clean and furnished with 'extras'!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 8 enjoyed our stay. It was very spacious and clean with several different gathering areas. Grandma loved the rocking chairs on the porch! Teens loved the beach chairs and bikes! Beach was beautiful!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Vagabond was great. Location was close to the beach, house very nice and big enough to accommodate our entire family. Almost like a private beach as it was not crowded at all like other places we have been. Liked the garage where we could lock up the golf cart at night. Nice neighborhood where everyone seemed very friendly. Would definitely like to stay there again.

Tony Starnes

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Long Bay Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Spring
Apr 3 2017 - May 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Early Summer
May 21 2017 - Jun 10 2017
6 night minimum stay
2017 Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Summer
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
2017 Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 Late Fall
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Winter Holidays
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
2018 Winter
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Check-Out Cleaning $160 + Tax
Linen Service $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our rent is calculated by length of stay times rate plus $120 mandatory linen service and $160 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 $160 per visit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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


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