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Garden City Beach House, Ocean View, Pvt Heatable Pool, Linens, Golf Cart Avail

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 12

Imagine vacationing in a luxurious, roomy, professionally decorated & nicely furnished beach home with your own private pool all within a short walk to the beach. Pool heat and a golf cart- are available at reasonable rates.

In Garden City, just So. of Myrtle Beach, a quiet/family beach, yet close to everything Myrtle Beach has to offer. Just off the beach, (5 houses up) - w/ direct beach access at end of street. Ocean view from upper deck. Walk or ride the golf cart to the pier to fish, get ice cream, shop or dine. Take a dip in your private pool after a hot day at the beach. Then sit on one of the three large decks and watch the sunset while sipping your favorite sweet drink.

The 'Chill-Inn' is a roomy 2500 sq ft twin w/ 5 bedrooms and 4.5 ba. Newer comfy pillow-top mattresses, linens can be provided, an extra large yet cozy living area. Laundry room w/ full sized washer and dryer. Well stocked kitchen large and open to the dining and living area with Corian counters & stainless steel appliances. 50' plasma, DVD, Playstation 2 & LCD Flat panels in bedrooms! Internet and cable TV. Your own private pool, yard & sundeck. Gorgeous!

Linen service, pool and beach toys are included!!! No hidden fees with this rental. The weekly and monthly rates posted are the final rates - includes all taxes, departure cleaning, and linens!

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Karen Soper
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Karen Soper

We live in Myrtle Beach, SC. We have always loved going to the beach especially the South Carolina beaches. The ocean water is warmer there than the North Carolina beaches and the season is longer. We love to hang out on the beach, play ladder golf, body-surf in the waves and bask in the warm rays of the sun while listening to the ocean waves lapping the shore. There is just something about planting your chair and looking out at the ocean that makes all your stress melt away.

Karen Soper purchased this house in 2009

Why Karen Soper chose Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach

This property caught our eye for several reasons: It's close proximity to the ocean, the spacious and modern design of the house, the sleeping arrangements and the fact that it is located in Garden City Beach. Garden City Beach is a laid back family centered beach which is a hop skip and a jump to Murrells Inlet, famous for its seafood and it is close to all the activities that Myrtle Beach has to offer! Best of all worlds!

What makes this house unique

This house is well maintained, professionally decorated and is intentionally set up for your entertainment and enjoyment. So close to the beach without having to pay the high rates for being that close! Check out our 5 star ratings! You won't be disappointed.


Garden City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large
    Upstairs Middle Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Front Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large
    Upstairs Shared Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs main living area - toilet
  • Guest supplies toilet paper.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Downstairs Master - 1 king , private deck, bath, walk-in closet
    Upstairs Master - 2 queen , private deck, bath, walk-in closet
    Upstairs Middle Master - 1 queen , private bath
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Shared bath
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Shared bath
  • All bedrooms are recently furnished and have comfy pillow-top mattresses! Sheets, towels, blankets, pillows and quilts provided!
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Professionally decorated and furnished. All pillow-top mattresses for a deep sleep. 50' Plasma TV, DVD, Sony surround sound in living room. TV's in all bedrooms - 4 of which are LCD flat panel TVs, two DVD players. Broadband wireless internet service provided. Fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances and corian countertops. Golf Cart on site available to rent for a very reasonable rate. Great for hauling big items to the beach, carrying elderly or handicapped to the beach, taking your fishing gear down to the pier, and for just cruising around Garden City. Golf cart cruising is a popular activity in Garden City! Playstation 2 with Guitar Hero and other games. Pack & Play crib and high chair provided. Linen service provided!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Garden City Beach House, Ocean View, Pvt Heatable Pool, Linens, Golf Cart Avail
average rating of 4.861111 based on 36 reviews

great stay in Garden City

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay with clean pool and great location. Easy walk to beach

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic open space for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 14 had a great Christmas. This house was perfect. It had everything we needed in the kitchen and we ate every meal for six nights at the house. The open space in the living area was perfect. The dining table now has benches on either side which allows for more people at the table and the bar space and the extra high top table was perfect for meals. Plenty of sitting space for all of us and every night we played games. It was also great having bathrooms for many of the bedrooms, and that every couple/family had their own space. We rented the golf cart, which was a novel fun thing to do with the 12 and 10 year old. We also all enjoyed the pool and we had it heated and it was perfect temperature for this time of year. We had plenty of room even for a Christmas tree and all the presents. No problems with everything and everything worked great. I had an opportunity to meet Karen, the owner before renting her house. This house was very nicely decorated and the living space was great. It's even nicer than the pictures show. I also loved the keyless entry. What a great idea when you have so many people coming in and out at different times. We would definitely come back next year. Thank you Karen for making our stay so memorable.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and found Chill-Inn to work out well for your family. It was certainly a pleasure having you as our guests!
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No chillin at the chillinn for us

  • 1 of 5

THIS WAS SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT. After paying several thousand dollars for the stay, this was our experience: The Internet never worked. I spent the first afternoon on the phone with the owner as she tried to "hook us up" to the neighbors. It kept bumping us off and we were never able to utilize one of the "perks" of the house the whole week. The fridge was broken, it did not cool. When we called the owner for help she asked, "what do you suggest I do about it" and then it was initially suggested we get a cooler with ice to house our cold items until the weekend passed. The remote in the master never worked, so the TV was rarely utilized due to the inconvenience. The master bath drain was clogged leaving us standing in 3 inches of sunscreen filth after each shower. We had to unload the dishwasher from the prior guest before we could use it. We had to clean coffee grounds and coffee left from the prior guest before we could use it. When the repair man came for the frig, I had to leave the beach to let him in and sit with him for 2 hours, remember this is my vacation. It never ended up cooling below 52 the entire week. The upstairs bed was broken and we had to fix it 3 times ourselves. The owner filed a claim on us for a broken picture that was found by us and the repair guy from prior guest. When I contacted the owner on this she asked if she could just go ahead with the claim, as it would be timely for her to search out when it really happened. My answer was no. The dryer didn't dry, it took 2 hours a load and left the upstairs unbearably over heated. When looking we found the vent wasn't connected to the wall leaving the heat to escape into the rooms. You weren't allowed to adjust the thermostat (per house rules), so the people upstairs were miserable from heat while they slept. The upstairs iron and ironing board didn't work and the list goes on.... All in all for the money I could have stayed at an all inclusive and had everything done for me and all of my food and drinks included too, at least they would be cold. During our stay we felt like we were employees of the owner, the burden of all of these issues being placed on us the guest. The "chillinn" for us was not what it's name claimed to be. We could have stayed home and had more rest and relaxation then we experienced for this week.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: After 7 years of nothing but 5 star reviews, I get this from the most unreasonable guest I have ever experienced! She called me on Saturday night at 11:00pm about the frig not cooling enough and demanded that I have a new frig delivered that night, which of course was not possible. I called my neighbor late that night and they were so kind to allow them to bring their items over to their second frig. I did this after she told me she had $300 of groceries she would lose. My neighbor said they brought over a small box of lunch meat and cheese and that was it! I did ask if they brought a cooler they could use and didn't think it was unreasonable to ask that as most folks bring a cooler to the beach. At 11pm it seemed like a good temporary fix until I could get a repairman out the next day on Sunday. Which I did do for them and I had to pay quite dearly with it being a Sunday, only to discover that they had shoved the ice dispenser so hard that it got stuck open and room temp was flowing into the frig. There was nothing wrong with the frig. She did not "have" to stay with the repairman, he is my trusted appliance guy that I have used for 7 years, I told her she could leave if she wanted and she CHOSE to stay. It only took him a few minutes to recognize the ice chute was shoved open and all he had to do was put it back closed. She did not have to give up an afternoon! Yes, the internet was down when they got there, and I did help them hook up to the neighbors, which took less than 5 minutes, so that they would not be without internet. I was trying to be accomodating. The other issues she says she had, she never told me about to this day. I can't do anything about them if you don't bring them to my attention. If you would have, I would have taken care of it. The broken picture was found after her stay by my inspector. I told her I was going to put the replacement on her accidental damage insurance. She denied they broke it even though it wasn't broken before their stay. I checked with my inspector and the previous guest who said the picture was intact and on the wall before their stay. It is untrue to say that it is in the house rules you cannot adjust the thermostat. I merely ask people to keep the A/C at 72 & if that isn't comfortable to please let me know. You do not get a shock when you adjust the thermostat! She was not burdened with anything she didn't want to be burdened with. I bend over backwards to assist my guests, just read my other reviews.
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Gainesville, VA

Great House

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed our visit at the Chill-Inn last week. The beds, pillows and sheets were all very comfortable which is not always true at these rental homes. The air conditioning was top notch which is important for 100+ degree days. The kids also enjoyed the guitar hero. We rented the golf cart which was perfect - even though the house is very close to the beach, we had a ton of toys, umbrellas, etc to bring with us.

If I had one complaint it would be about the pool. It is much smaller in person than it appears in the pictures & because the weather was so warm, the water was actually hot (not at all comfortable). I was hoping that the owner would refill it with cold water after I reported the heat, but they didn't.

Overall, we were very pleased with the property. 4 out of 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Stephanie. We try hard to make Chill-Inn a pleasant place to stay at the beach. As for the pool temp, when the air temps are near 100 degrees it is just not possible to keep the pool water cool. Even if I drained the pool and filled it with hose water, the ground water is basically at ground level at the beach and the ground is equally as hot when it is that hot outside. I did tell you that you were welcome to add water with the hose to try and cool it down a bit. Also you would have lost a day or two at the pool if I were to drain it and refill it with no promise of cooler temps after doing so, especially when it is that hot outside. I don't know of anyone in the area that has a pool cooler, so you would have the same situation wherever you rented wth temps that high. Sorry you were so disappointed by the pool.
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Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wow, we just returned home after a weeks vacation spent at the Chill-Inn. Best vacation ever! The house was clean and very spacious. The decks were a great place to hang out when you weren't at the beach or in the pool. The kitchen was not lacking anything. The pool was ideal for our three small children, but not too small because everyone enjoyed it! I honestly can't pick my favorite part. The entire experience was so easy from start to finish! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy this beautiful home and for being so easy to do business with!! We hope to come again next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Best Vacation House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The Chill Inn is one of the best rentals we have ever stayed in! The house comfortably slept all 12 adults! The location is top notch, it is a short 5 minute walk to the beach, a 10 minute drive to Murrells Inlet for great seafood, and close to several grocery stores and other restaurants! We choose to rent the golf cart which came in handy, every day we loaded our coolers and chairs and drove it down there - no one had to work hard on this beach trip!

The house is very charming, with plenty of room to all sit down for dinner, sit around, play games and relax. The bedrooms are all very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. When we arrived we found the house to be extremely clean and it was exactly how it was described to us - we can't wait to rent this house again! Karen is an excellent person to rent from - she is very responsive, and makes the rental process a breeze!!!!

Thank you for the wonderful time!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Myrtle Beach Airport
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 17
Nearest Restaurant
Conch Cafe - oceanfront dining - walking distance
Nearest Beach
Garden City Beach 1/2 block to the beach
Car: not necessary

Garden City Beach is 8 miles south of Myrtle Beach and about 1 mile south of Surfside Beach. It is a quiet, family oriented beach. It has a very nice pier with restaurants, ice cream, fishing, and bands at night. It is just 4 miles north of Murrells Inlet, known for its seafood and only 15-20 minutes to all that Myrtle Beach has to offer. Best of both worlds!

Other Activities: Shopping, parasailing, mini golf, boating, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Garden City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $100

Rates include LINENS, taxes, and a departure cleaning! Service Fees are through Homeaway. I do not receive or control these, sorry.
Pool heat is available for a reasonable rate - please ask.
Golf cart is available for a reasonable rate - please ask.
* Holidays may incur higher rates (please ask)
$59 for $1500 in accidental damage insurance required
$100 refundable damage deposit required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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