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Chris Bianco

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Golf and Beach Anyone? Poolside Villa at Litchfield by the Sea

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach Area Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Poolside vacation home on Oystercatcher Island sits in the middle of Osprey Lake. A low-density cluster of free-standing villas with maximized dramatic lake views. These villas include a range of features such as ocean views, sun decks, covered parking, hardwood floors, jacuzzi baths, high ceilings, screen porches, and widow's walks. Flounder, blue crab, and spottail bass flourish in Osprey Lake's brackish water. Plus, you have access to the Oystercatcher Island community swimming pool, community tennis courts, and bike and jogging trails. Great golf is just across Highway 17 at Litchfield Country Club, The River Club, and Willbrook Plantation Golf Club. The Beach House parking area is 7/10 mile from Oystercatcher pool with restrooms, decks, beach crossover, and water fountains.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris Bianco (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Chris Bianco

Executive business consultant who loves to play golf and travel. I enjoy the ocean and relax by the pool. I have been to many destinations and Pawleys island is my favorite vacation spot.

Chris Bianco purchased this villa in 1994

Why Chris Bianco chose Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach Area

I enjoy the ocean and relax by the pool. I have been to many destinations and Pawleys island is my favorite vacation spot. This house is right next to the pool and overlooks Osprey lake where you can see wildlife. Over 100 golf courses that are in great shape and reasonable prices. Shopping and sightseeing if you're active. Nightlife if you want to venture out. Charleston is 1.5 hours away. Great food and restaurants in walking distance. Supermarket across the street.

What makes this villa unique

The house fits a niche for many vacation preferences. Quiet and solitude. Pool right next door. Ocean and beach activities. Wildlife observation opportunities on Osprey Lake, Litchfield Beach, and Brookgreen Gardens. The golfer has 100 courses to choose from. Night life is just a short drive away. Historical sites at Charlestown. Unique shopping experiences. Kids entertainment at mini golf courses, water parks, and Broadway on the Beach. Authentic seafood restaurants.. Everyone in the party gets to find something they want to enjoy on their vacation.

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based on 24 traveler reviews

Golf and Beach Anyone? Poolside Villa at Litchfield by the Sea
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 33 reviews

Good value for the area and location with caveats.

  • 4 of 5

On a scale of 1 to 5, this property is a 3.5. Comments below. I would still recommend it to someone visiting the area with the below caveats.

Value for the area: 4 - Our rental fee was very reasonable for a 3 bedroom / 3 bath home.

Amenities: 3 - The home is nice but needs updating. The Satellite TV wasn't functioning when we arrived. There were dirty dishes in the cabinets. The bedding and decor are thin and worn.

Access to the beach: 3 - Reaching the beach is easiest by car, golf cart or bike. The pool next to the home is great when there is no unsupervised, teenage horseplay going on.

Location: 3 - My brother and his family live in the neighborhood adjacent to this development, which was nice. There is a Starbucks within walking distance. There are some rudimentary bike trails along Highway 17 which extend into the neighborhoods to the west of Highway 17. Highway 17 is very busy and congested. (Disclaimer: I live in a high tax state [Minnesota] where the bike trails are as nice as the roads.)

View: 4 - The house is on a pond with interesting wildlife, including alligators. We played "spot the alligator" daily. There is a deck on the roof with a view of the development.

Other: Construction workers showed up on Monday to perform work on the exterior. They were surprised we had not been told and offered to come back after our stay. I allowed them to perform the work and moved my car so that they could have access to the area where the work was being performed.

We usually rent a house at Carillon Beach in Panama City Beach , Florida. My review is tempered by our experiences at Carillon Beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris, We are glad that you would recommend our home but we strive for 5's so we obviously need to do some work from your perspective. We do have competitive rates to ensure that the home is rented. Competition is fierce at Pawleys Island. It is hard to ascertain what within the home needs updating. The kitchen is five years old. Rooms were recently painted. Bedding in the upstairs bedroom was replaced late last year, bedding in the other two rooms were replaced two years ago. We will check to see what bedding needs attention. We are sorry about the cable tv not functioning, apparently the previous guest personal installed some items during their stay and did not replace the wiring upon departure. The dirty dishes are definitely a concern and we will discuss with our cleaning staff. Concerning the bike paths, I am sure the paths in Minnesota are beautiful and I have little reference to compare. Route 17 is busy but it should be noted that the bike path is a separate macadam that runs parallel to the road with land between. Guests do not ride adjacent to the traffic. The view is one of the best on the island and we agree the wildlife is fun to watch. The alligators are around but they do not interfere with your stay at all. Concerning the construction workers, this was a mistake on the part of our homeowners association which mixed up dates. The workers were to come in May when I will be residing but instead they had marked down March. Our sincere apologizes for interrupting your stay. We appreciate your feedback and will strive to make changes where possible. Thank you for staying with us.
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Ashburn, VA

Comfortable, great location

  • 4 of 5

We spent several days here--two families including teens and pre-teen. Property is clean and well-maintained. Reservations, check-in check out were easy and hassle-free. Rental company was pleasant and responsive. Home is comfortable with lots of outdoor spaces--porches all around. Beautiful view of the pond, very peaceful in the morning. Property is right next to the pool which should be noted-very convenient if you want to be right near the pool. We were there in March so it was quiet (and yes convenient). Great area to walk or run. Convenient to beach--we drove to drop off chairs etc. but is a pretty easy walk. Easy access to 17 and all the restaurants, shopping that has to offer. The kids were very entertained with the pool, beach, walking around. Only recommendation would be that it would be great if they had a grill--that would be perfect :-)

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lesley, We are very pleased that your stay with us was enjoyable for all your family members. The area is the perfect balance of quiet and serene staying at the house but next to amenities when you need them. Keeping the children and teens entertained makes the stay enjoyable for everyone. We are glad that your checkin/checkout process was easy. Sorry that we do not have a grill, unfortunately past guests have not taken care of it which leads to future guests' frustration. We hope you will come again soon.
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Arlington, TX

Multi Country Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Poolside Villa was everything we hoped for. We had folks from Canada, England, Texas and right down the road in Seneca, SC. We all converged on Litchfield and had a wonderful week! Thanks~

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are just thrilled that our home hosted a family vacation with international family members. It is nice to know that the appeal of Litchfield by the Sea and the Oystercatcher Island setting is universal. Please consider staying again during the other seasons to enjoy a different set of activities.
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Fantastic place to go for vacationing!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time vacationing in this area and we all just loved it!

The location of the home is great, pool right next to the home,

the lake was beautiful in the AM/PM. all of the decks have a great view, but we especially enjoyed the roof deck at night.

Close to the beach, stores and other places of interest.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your review expresses exactly why we chose to own a home at Oystercatcher Island in Litchfield by the Sea. When we first decided to build our house the view from the decks, especially the "widows watch", was the clincher. The beauty of the location is that you feel like you are remotely vacationing but you are close to all your conveniences and entertainment. We look forward to having you back soon.
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Excellent location for Spouses special birthday!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to this area of S. Carolina. We all just loved it! The golfing suggestions by Chris, the owner of the home, was right on target and that guys had a great time. Us ladies enjoyed the spa that was housed on the facility. We all had a wonderful time and the location of the home just next door to the pool was great for relaxation after a day of beach or golf.

I would recommend renting the golf cart. It was an excellent idea to get to and from the beach as well to the stores and restaurants across the street from Litchfield by the Sea.

I want to thank Chris for his quick responses to any questions I had about the community. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is no better feeling than providing our guests with helpful suggestions to make the planning of their stay efficient and their actual stay enjoyable. The golf in the area is quite unique and the beach, spa, and pool setting is why we continue to own for ourselves and offer that unique experience to our guests. Renting a golf cart does enhance the stay, provides flexibility for travel around the resort, and avoids sand in your car. You are most welcome but really I should be Thanking You. Come again, anytime.
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here! Loved the roof top deck. You could see three different fireworks around down without leaving the comforts of the house. There were 8 of us & we all fit fine. The pool right next door was great. The beach is not far at all. The area the house is located was beautiful. Any family would love it

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Websters Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Tradition Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Websters Tavern
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Litchfield Beach
Car: not necessary

House is located overlooking pool and Osprey lake. Ten minute walk to the beach or take the resort tram door to beach.

Over 100 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Some of the best public courses in the United States with reasonable greens fees.

Seafood restaurants in the area featuring fresh catch from Murrells Inlet daily. Irish brew pub across the street. Eggs Up grill for breakfast and lunch. Awesome Italian eatery just South with Italian bakery.

Two supermarkets across the street as well as ABC stores.

Brookgreen Gardens is just North on Route 17, a quiet gardens featuring beautiful flora & fauna with sculptures. Also a zoo and river cruise. Fishing trips at Murrells Inlet. Concerts in the summer at Brookgreen Gardens and the Market Commons.

Traditional shopping mall near Murrells Inlet. Quaint shops all up and down Route 17.

Theaters galore in Myrtle Beach. Amusements and nightlife at Broadway on the Beach.

Two water parks in Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Waves and Wet n' Wild.

Championship miniature golf courses including the Masters of Minature Golf.

If you still have time to kill, take a trip to Georgetown or to Charleston but you usually have to do that the next year because you always run out of time.


Rates & Availability

Pawleys Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 7 - Aug 1
7 night minimum stay
Low Summer-August
Aug 2 - Aug 8
7 night minimum stay
Aug 9 - Aug 22
2 night minimum stay
Aug 23 - Dec 30
2 night minimum stay
Jan 1 - May 16
2 night minimum stay
May 17 - May 30
2 night minimum stay
Low Summer-June
May 31 - Jun 6
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Departure Cleaning $150
Linens (optional) $149

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Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach Area Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Common - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master 1st floor - 1 queen , Bathroom
    Master 2nd floor - 1 king , Bathroom
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Twin 1st Floor - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Child Bed is an additional roll away folding bed/cot
  • Master bedroom on 1st floor has deck overlooking Osprey Lake. Master bedroom on 2nd floor has deck to roof. This bedroom is a loft area and not private.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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