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Weekend special May 12 - 14 includes 2 breakfast buffets at Embassy Suites

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful Oceanfront Retreat with Spectacular Views 3 BR 3BA Kingston Plantation

Our Oceanfront Retreat is a 3 bedroom 3 full bath private home that is located on the 14th floor in the prestigious North Hampton Tower in Kingston Plantation. Situated on the North Corner of the building, this direct oceanfront residence offers a peaceful retreat for those who want to relax and enjoy Myrtle Beach at its finest.

Our condo has a “beachy’ theme and has been professionally decorated and recently updated. All of the carpets were replaced with engineered plank flooring and the “wall of windows" was replaced in the living room and dining area. The new doors make the view from the inside even more spectacular.

The most talked about feature of our condo is the huge 736 square foot wrap-around balcony that has entrances from two of the bedrooms and the living room. This huge outdoor space is fully furnished with two dining areas that seat 8, chaise lounges, chairs and side tables. There are plenty of lanterns with candles for lighting at dusk so that you can linger longer and relax at the end of the day.

At different times of the day, during the year, you can see osprey, porpoises, pelicans and other wildlife from the balcony. The sounds of the surf crashing on the shore, along with the sounds of the ever-present seagulls provide a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The most amazing part for me is to watch the sunrise. You can always see the sunrise from the balcony, but at most times during the year, you can lie in bed and see the sunrise right before your eyes without even getting out of bed.

The kitchen is fully-equipped and includes quartz countertops, glass backsplash, white cabinetry with brushed stainless handles, stainless steel sink, plenty of storage, tile flooring, white appliances, coffee maker, Keurig, toaster oven, blender, slow cooker, George Foreman grill and more.

The dining area has seating for 6 at the table plus additional seating at breakfast bar. Large glass, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors provide ocean views while dining.

The living room area features a large flat screen TV and DVD player. There are a total of THREE bathrooms and three BEDROOMS which sleep 8 in FOUR beds.

The first Bedroom has a king sized bed with an adjoining bath with combination tub/shower, vanity with double sinks and granite countertop, flat screen TV and DVD player and a walk-in closet. There is a sliding glass door that provides an exit to the balcony and sitting areas.

The second Bedroom has a queen size bed, large closet and an attached bath with walk-in shower, vanity with granite counter top, a flat-screen TV and DVD player. There is a sliding glass door that provides an exit to the balcony and sitting areas.

The third bedroom includes two queen sized beds, a flat-screen TV and DVD player. All three bedrooms have a view of the ocean. The third bedroom has a sliding glass door that provides an awesome view but does not exit to the balcony.

The third bathroom is located in the hall and includes a vanity with granite countertop and a combination tub/shower. There is a laundry room with a full sized washer and dryer and a drying rack off of the hallway.

There is a telephone in the condo which can be used to make all local and long distance calls within the US. If you call the concierge at the Hilton, you can make reservations for golf, restaurants or events. You can order any meal for any of the restaurants in Kingston Plantation through room service. The pizza restaurant in Market Place, located at the entrance of Kingston will deliver pizza. There is a shuttle that leaves from the Hilton and Embassy Suites that will take you to area restaurants in Kingston and to a location on Hwy 17 where you can easily walk to the Outlets, restaurants or other events. The shuttle is free. You can even make reservations through the Hilton to be picked up or dropped off at the Airport. There is a fee for this. Call the Hilton for more information.

The beach could not be closer. A small dune is the only thing that separates our condo from the beach.

Kingston Plantation is a planned community which offers a brand new state-of-the-art Spa and Fitness Center with an indoor pool, sauna, showers, 7 tennis courts and the latest in fitness equipment for a small and separate daily fee. Golf, shopping, entertainment venues and numerous restaurants are nearby, including The Marketplace which includes a Starbucks, pizza restaurant, pub, Spa and an ice cream shop.

Our home, in North Hampton, offers FREE Guest parking, 24-hour security, spectacular views, free Wi-Fi, three pools (indoor and outdoor) and a hot tub. The North Hampton Tower is the only building in Kingston Plantation with an indoor pool and hot tub which is for the exclusive use of North Hampton Owners and Guests.

The rental rates and minimum length of stay vary by season.

Please note when you request a quote from VRBO, the rate does not include the refundable $300 security deposit. This fee is paid separately by check and is collected at the time the final payment is made.

More Details

Diane and Jim
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Diane and Jim

We purchased this condo in July 2015. We lived in the Northeast and have retired to Myrtle Beach. We love the beautiful weather and the wonderful way of life in Myrtle Beach.

Diane and Jim purchased this condo in 2015

Why Diane and Jim chose Myrtle Beach

We chose this property because it was direct oceanfront and has walls of windows which allow us to see the ocean from every window. We also loved the 736 sq. foot L-shaped covered balcony which allowed us to enjoy the spectacular views of the ocean, pelicans, osprey and porpoises and awesome al fresco dining.

What makes this condo unique

Direct Oceanfront located on the 14th floor. Amazing views. Professionally decorated and recently updated. Rare wrap-around balcony that is furnished with dining tables for al fresco dining and private exit from bedroom #1 and bedroom #2 with seating areas. The sounds of the ocean and wildlife provide a peaceful and relaxing respite. Kingston Plantation is a gated community that has the amenities of a resort. 78 Fitness and Spa, the fabulous new health club has state-of-the-art equipment and Spa Services with Sauna, pool, and more. A daily fee is charged for the fitness center. Walking trails, beautiful wildlife, restaurants and more. Shuttle service to Restaurant Row, WalMart, Tanger Outlets and Krogers as well as to the spa and fitness center within the resort. The Tiki Bar at the Hilton is walking distance. Enjoy a great menu, cocktails on the beach and musical entertainment during the Summer Season. Embassy Suites is walking distance and offers a great buffet breakfast for about $13.00. Barefoot Landing, the Convention Center is about 15 minutes away by car. During the season, you can attend a Pelican's baseball game at night. Total Fun!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time during our stay. We never dreamed that the view would be so breathtaking! Diane made me feel at home from the moment I booked our stay. This was an immaculate, beautifully decorated condo, with views that couldn't have been any better! It was so nice of Jim to call the evening we arrived to make sure we got in ok, and to answer any questions I had. We are so excited to take our kids back very soon! Thank you Diane and Jim!!
May 2016
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Myrtle Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A short term rental contract will be emailed to you and must be signed and returned within 48 hours to complete the rental transaction.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual vanities/granite counter tops
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite counter tops
    Bathroom Number 2 - toilet , shower , Spacious, large closet, walk-in shower, adjoing bathroon.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king , On-suite, walk-in closet, TV/DVD Beautiful ocean view!
    Master Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , On-suite/double shower, TV/DVD player, beautiful ocean view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Beautiful ocean view, TV/DVD player
  • Bedroom 1 - 12" x 17" Bedroom 2 - 12' x 15' Bedroom 3 - 11' x 17'
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this condo many times...truly the best place to stay in Myrtle Beach...the condo is beautiful and is so homey with a great beachy feel..its very quiet too..lots of light and a view of the ocean from every room...the beds are so comfortable & Diane and Jim are the best so friendly & we have enjoyed getting to know them...they want you to enjoy their home at the beach...everything you need is provided...we can't say enough about their hospitality they show us...the wrap around balcony is huge with lots of seating areas & candles...the last morning we where there I enjoyed a mimosa at one of the tables with a fantastic view of the beautiful wide beach from this 14th floor balcony....loves watching the dolphins...sea turtles and the many sea birds from there...we also enjoy walking thru Kingston peaceful and pretty...the Black Swans the reside there are just stunning....Diane and Jim recommended a wonderful Italian Restaurant for us this time...Really can't say enough how perfect this condo is...the only place we will stay in MB. LOVE IT!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo! Wonderful owners. We will book with them again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed for 6 nights, my husband and I, 2 sons, a fiancé and 2 elderly parents. The condo was the perfect size to accommodate all of us. The balcony is amazing with the view. I love that you can access the balcony from several places. My parents enjoyed sitting there and beach watching. The owners were very sweet and easy to deal with and even left cookies for us. They were readily available by phone if needed. One of our sons is in a wheelchair, and we knew upfront by talking to the owners that the condo was pretty much wheelchair accessible except for one room. We brought a transport chair with us that made that room accessible for him. But we were disappointed that the indoor pool at the property was not accessible. There were two ways to get in to the pool, but both ways had several steps. We did get him down there, but it was very difficult. There also was not a lift to get him in and out of the indoor pool or the outdoor pool. It would be very easy to add a ramp for wheelchairs and a lift! People in chairs love to swim too!! Also the beach access has steps and a ramp, but the ramp was about a foot deep in sand which made it very difficult to get our son to the beach and back. This could be an easy fix to add the netting from the end of the beach ramp to the hard sand that allows wheelchairs to roll. If accessibility is not a problem for your family, the condo is a lovely place to stay. We are used to working around things to get our son where he needs to go so we made do so he would have fun too. Thank goodness my husband and son have strong backs! Overall, we did have a lovely time!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about our condo. We are very happy that you and your family were able to enjoy your time while you were here. Everyone loves our balcony and I love the fact that we can enter it from two of the three bedrooms. We are glad that you liked that too! We also want to thank you for your feedback about the pools. We are going to send your comments and suggestions to the building manager who is responsible for the facility outside of the condos. We sincerely appreciate your comments and suggestions and hope you have a wonderful day.
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Spectacular Views and HG TV Worthy!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at 1401 North Hampton, in Kingston Plantation, could not have been nicer. From the moment we walked through the door, we were met with views of the Atlantic Ocean and decorating that were both top notch.

The owners had left us a "Welcome" tray of warm cookies and biscotti, along with start-ups of coffee, water, detergent, etc., which meant that we didn't have to go to the grocery until the next day.

The unit was impeccably decorated with an upscale beach theme throughout,....without feeling that you were caught in a time warp from the 70's.

The access from two of the bedrooms onto the HUGE wrap-around "porch" was a plus. The third bedroom had the same floor-to-ceiling glass, with an ocean front view; however, you could not access it from that particular bedroom. With the glass windows and sliding glass double doors off of the living room, it was not really a problem.

The unit was spotless, and believe me, that's always the first thing I check. Even the baseboards and sliding glass door tracks were free from dust and sand.

The property had several pools and hot tubs from which to choose, and were open for all of the Kingston Plantation guests.... All within a short walking distance.

We have nothing but good things to say about the homeowners, Jim and Diane. They were responsive to our requests and questions. We had a small plumbing issue on the second day, and a plumber was dispatched within 1-2 hours..... problem fixed.

We hope to return again next year, and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else. This was by far the nicest "home away from home" unit we've ever stayed in.. We could tell that the owners have put a lot of time and money into making this the 5 Star property that it is.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our condo Willa. Jim and I are so happy that everyone enjoyed their stay at the beach and that you enjoyed the cookies and other touches that we love to provide to our guests. We are also happy that you will be staying with us next year! Jim and I have recently retired and moved to Myrtle Beach and we love staying in our condo with family and sharing it with our guests. After traveling for many years throughout our careers, we know that having an immaculate space with extra touches is what makes a stay special and that is what we like to provide to our guests. Thank you for noticing and for being our guest! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Second time as good as the first

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time this year that we rented this beautiful condo. Diane and Jim truly go out of their way to make it a memorable vacation. The condo is decorated so pretty and the balcony is unbelievable, size and the view. Will always recommend this special place to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our condo and for staying with us again Cynthia. We are happy that you enjoyed your time and hope to see you again in the future.
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It was the perfect setting for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation could not have been more relaxing. Our family consists of 5 adults and 2 children. The condo was a perfect size to accommodate our family. Our son in law is not a fan of sun and surf but was quite pleased with overlooking the ocean on the beautiful balcony!

The condo was immaculate, very well stocked, and cozy!

Diane and Jim checked in with us via phone the first day and we're very pleasant and helpful with any questions. The cookies waiting for us when we got there in the kitchen was a nice surprise and lasted less than 5 minutes. It was so nice to have sand toys and a raft and a boggie board waiting for us on the side balcony as we didn't have room to bring all that. The kids thought you put the toys there just for them... very nice personal touch! All grocery stores and restaurants are within minutes of the condo. One night we went to Jimmy Buffets margaritaville and had a great family fun night.... yes it was a very long wait (approx 1 1/2 hrs) but we knew that going in and we took turns waiting while the rest of the family shopped and looked around the different little novelty shops. Our 3 yr old and 11 yr old were amazed at all the activity there and loved the balloon hats made for them by people on stilts.

Otherwise, we stayed at the condo and enjoyed waking the beach, laying by the pool and relaxing .... just being family!

Thank you Diane and Jim for opening your home to us. We could not have enjoyed it more!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Kingdom Amusement Park
Union Station Cafe
American Restaurant
Ho Wah
Chinese Restaurant
Jungle Lagoon Miniature Golf
Ocean 7 Ice Cream
Pizza Romana Originale
Pizza Restaurant
Godfather's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Villa Romana Italian Restaurant
Best of Philly
Cheesesteak Restaurant
Loco Gecko Beach Shak
Reggae Island Grill
Shiver Me Pinchers Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Mr. Crab Calabash Seafood Buffet
Seafood Restaurant
El Rey del Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Bombay at the Beach
Indian Restaurant
Nathan's Famous Hot dogs & Scoops Ice Cream
Mt. Atlanticus Minotaur Golf
Captain Crab Calabash Seafood Buffet
Seafood Restaurant
Pizza Heaven
Pizza Restaurant
Wok Express Delivery
Chinese Restaurant
Three Steps Down Grille and Tavern
Bar & Grill
Paradise Pancake & Omelette House
American Restaurant
Breakfast At Tena's
Breakfast Restaurant
Redi-et Ethiopian Cuisine
Ethiopian Restaurant
Captain D's
Seafood Restaurant
La Poblanita Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Ice Cream 99 cents
Sun City Cafe
Shoney's Myrtle Beach
Family Restaurant
Victorias Country Cookin
Dino's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Pan American Pancake & Omelet House
Breakfast Restaurant
Pizza De Roma
Pizza Restaurant
Peaches Corner
Fast Food Restaurant
Ocean Front Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Boardwalk Coffee House
Boardwalk Coffee Shop Breakfast Deli & Catering Services
Coffee Shop
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Myrtle Beach
Gordo's Tacos & Tequila
Mexican Restaurant
The Chemist - Craft Cocktails and Modern Cuisine
Fine Dining Restaurant
Dirty Don's Oyster Bar
Bar & Grill
The Jamaican
Jamaican Restaurant
Pizza Shak
Pizza Restaurant
Burger Paradise
Hamburger Restaurant
Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Scoops Ice Cream & Nathan's Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Abraham's Gyros
Hamburger Restaurant
Hurricanes Daiquiri bar & grill
Bar & Grill
NY Pizza Kitchen Ocean Blvd
Pizza Restaurant
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Myrtle Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
On-site at the Hilton and Embassy Suites
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Arcadian Shores.
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
5 restaurants on site
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Kingston Plantation
Car: necessary

Myrtle Beach has attractions for every age group from theaters to a 200 foot ferris wheel and roller coasters and too many restaurants and golf courses to list.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

**** No Monthly rentals available.
*Cleaning Service fee of $120 is billed separately and collected at the time the final payment is made.
*Security Deposit of $300 is billed separately and collected at the time the final payment is made. This deposit will be refunded within 14 business days of departure after the unit is inspected and if there is no damage.
*Full week rentals are Saturday - Saturday.
*Rental rates subject to change without notice
*Minimum age for renting is 25 years old.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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