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Dreams Come True at Katy's Dream! - Topnotch Ocean View

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Location: Surfside Beach, just south of Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach (5 miles south of Myrtle Beach Airport).

In the heart of Surfside Beach, Katy’s Dream (3rd row) is a short walk to the beach, Surfside Pier, restaurants, nightlife, ice cream shops, library, playground, and tennis courts.

Off season we spend as much time at Katy’s Dream as we can. Professionally decorated, and updated every year, we hope our beach house will feel like your home away from home. Whether you want to sit and rock on one of the 3 covered porches, splash in the private pool, or just sit and enjoy watching a big screen HDTV, Katy’s Dream has it all!

Family meals are a breeze in our well equipped kitchen. From a waffle iron to cocktail glasses, you will find everything you need.

One of our favorite activities is sipping coffee and watching the sunrise from the upper level porch.

Our beach house is minutes away from golf, shopping, water parks, miniature golf, and live entertainment. We love the restaurants in nearby Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, boat tours from historic Georgetown, and day trips to Charleston (90 miles).

Weekly rentals May through August start at 3PM Saturday and check-out is no later than 10AM the following Saturday. The contract signer must be 25 years of age or older and must occupy the property during the rental period.

Perfect for multi-family holidays, Katy’s Dream is your vacation place to be.

Keywords: Duplex

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Kathy Jenkins
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Kathy Jenkins

We built Katy's Dream as a family second home and gathering place. Over the years we have held many joyful times with our large family over Christmas and other holidays. We were both raised in the Pittsburgh area and have lived in many different places around the country as job promotions presented themselves. Therefore, we have many friends from all over the USA. We both graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Kathy has a masters in education from Brennau University and taught school for 30 years. I (Chuck) got my masters from the University of Pittsburgh and I am still active as an HR professional and consultant. We (actually Kathy as I was always traveling for business) raised two excellent children who are married and we are the proud grandparents of 3 boys and 3 girls. We currently live in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina (near Charleston) and plan to retire there. So we are close by, if needed, but far enough away at the same time.

Kathy Jenkins purchased this house in 2007

Why Kathy Jenkins chose Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach

For many years we rented a home in Long Bay Estates about 4 miles north of SSB. This area became our annual family vacation place. Over the years we shared these vacation weeks with friends we have made from all over the country and many of them today have become residents of the area in retirement. When the opportunity presented itself for us to build our own home here we never hesitated. We found a solid builder who was building a duplex on the property. We immediately contacted close friends who were living in Chicago at the time whom we knew also wanted to buy a property in the area and they bought their beach house sight unseen with our recommendation. It has been a great partnership and you will notice a lot of similarities between the two units. It was planned that way. The property is probably in the best possible location it can be. We are in the heart of SSB, 3 rows back from the beach, close to restaurants, bars, shopping, playgrounds, library and all the best the area has to offer. Katy's Dream is our home away from home and our sanctuary. We hope it becomes yours also.

What makes this house unique

We love to sit at the heated pool after a morning on the beach or a round of golf and watch the kids splash in the water. It is a great place to sit and chill out with a beverage. Those that love to cook will find Kathy's kitchen with everything you can possibly need. The front porches are perfect to sit in the morning and watch the sun rise with a cup of coffee and a book. Our living area is comfortable and has all the entertainment equipment you will need and we have plenty of family games in the cabinet under the HDTV. Home away from home, sanctuary, relax all describe Katy's Dream and how we hope you feel after spending a week there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family spent a wonderful holiday week at Katy's Dream. We relaxed watching football on the HD LCD TV, walked on the beach, flew kites and played Bocci Ball. We will be back often. January, 2010
Feb 2010
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Dreams Come True at Katy's Dream! - Topnotch Ocean View
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

What a Great Place To Stay !!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently had a wonderful vacation in Surfside. And staying at Katy's Dream only made the trip that much more memorable. The house is all that you could ask for in a vacation property. It is spacious, clean and fully equipped with all of the electronics, appliances and kitchen utensils that you would need. The beach is only 1.5 blocks away and the small retail district has good casual restaurants and small shops --- but not so much as to generate a lot of traffic.

We would highly recommend this property to anyone and would plan on booking again on any future trip to Surfside Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Katy's Dream. The owner was extremely easy to work with....answering questions promptly and offering additional information about the area. The house was immaculate. The pool was cleaned several times the week that we were there. The owner has thought of everything. There is a small bookshelf upstairs with a variety of books, there is a cabinet with games, cards, poker chips, etc. The kitchen is well stocked with every possible kitchen gadget that could possibly be needed. She supplied garbage bags, liquid dish detergent, and detergent for the dishwasher. The decks and pool area are great places to hang out. The beach is a short walk 2-3 minutes from the house. There is plenty of parking. We rented a golf cart which was great to transport all our items to the beach. Several restaurants within walking distance. Surfside has a community feel which we really enjoyed. We also felt that the house was an excellent value for the price. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville SC

Awesome !!

  • 5 of 5

Katies Dream has everything and then some...well updated, full kitchen, and the cleanest home I have vacationed in.

The owner answered every question I had before booking. The pool is immaculate and maintained every day !!

The house is less than a 2 minute walk to the pier !! If your going to Surfside, book it early, there's a reason why its booked all summer...Thanks Katie !!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation House with Everything

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you could ever ask for! Kids games, cards, books, detergent, every kitchen utensil possible. We had 9 people stay with plenty of room for your own space. Quick walk to the beach, icecream shop, pier, and restaurants. The owner is great to work with. We would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here before and returned for a couples get away at Katy's Dream. Search no more...this beautiful beach home has it all! It truly shows the pride of ownership. This lovely home is spotless, with a well supplied kitchen, pool, and a great location. We walked to the beach and restaurants. The owners were happy to recommend more wonderful restaurants to us. We walked to Malibu Restaurant in Surfside. Don't let the name fool you for this is a great Italian restaurant, "old school" Mom makes it all and her son explains the menu and what she has made special for that evening. The owners also recommended Aspen Grill in Myrtle Beach, loved it!

If you want beach and a beautiful place to stay, this is it! I highly recommend staying at Katy's Dream.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Oh, Colorado, California, and Pennsylva


  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly what my family of 13 needed for a vacation. The home was close to anything we needed but yet close enough to the beach. The owner Kathy was extremely helpful as we ran into some difficult situations with oxygen tanks for my disabled husband. She went out of her way to help. The kitchen had more than we needed, which was great! We had family 60 years old to 1 year old and all were satisfied with the home. We all felt very much at home. We will be back....loved it!!! Thanks Kathy!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Myrtle Beach International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
130+ within 2-20 miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
US Highway 17
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
River City Cafe and Surfsdie Diner
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Surfside Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Surfside Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 3 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 20-26
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27-June 2
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
2nd week June
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid August
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Damage Deposit required upon making reservation with signed contract. One half rental due 120 days from rental date. Second half rental due 60 days from rental date. Damage Deposit can be used to hold a rental week date for following year.

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Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - There is a Pak and Play crib available for a baby
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (0)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
47'HDTV, DVD, Free Wifi, private heated pool, plus SSB Town Park with playground, library and tennis courts. A short walk to restaurants, shopping and night life.

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