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Spacious Lakeside Stilt Home, Walk to Beach, Quiet Area

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

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What is special about this house? Well, it is the kind of place you would want to live in, not just crash in. Did you know that Ocean Lakes has a size limit for houses? My home is the maximum size allowed and has 4 bedrooms. So if you see houses that boast 6 or 7 bedrooms, you will know that those houses have tiny bedrooms. I looked at a lot of houses in Ocean Lakes, and this one just has a floor plan that flows nicely. All bedrooms have their own sink and vanity too, so it takes away a lot of those arguments over bathroom use. Less stress is better! I also love that this house had an upstairs den with a day bed. It is very popular with the kids when they are not outside enjoying the resort. The kids enjoy watching cable TV, or playing games upstairs, while the adults enjoy the first floor.

Outside, the house boasts two porches. The first floor porch is a huge wrap-around and has covered and uncovered areas. Enjoy the sun, or shade. It is your choice. You get to the 2nd floor porch through French doors in the den. This porch is very high, so you can see to the ocean when the leaves are off the trees. I like to watch fireworks being shot off at the beach from the upper porch. This house is located on the circle of a cul-de-sac, so kids can play safely out of traffic, while you grill outside, prepare meals in a well stocked kitchen, or relax on the porch. There is a table and chairs outside on the porch too, and a picnic table in the yard, by the lake, shaded by a palm tree. The lake had a lighted fountain at night and sometimes, you can see turtles, and swans. My boys caught 45 fish in the lake one day, and released them back into the lake at the end of the day for the next person to catch. There is plenty of parking under the house, and on hot summer days, that helps keep your car cool. There is an outlet to recharge golf carts if you care to rent one from Ocean Lakes Rentals. This home does not come with a golf cart.

The one mile of private beach is a short walk from this house, and very easy to find. You just walk out of the cul-de-sac, and hang a left. Follow Sea Oats Road down to the beach. You have the Myrtle Beach Resort Tiki Bar right there to your left. To the south you can take a long walk to Surfside Beach pier, and enjoy an amazing casual meal at River City Cafe while enjoying the view. When you get back from the beach, there is a spacious outdoor shower enclosure with hot and cold running water located behind the house. Guests tell us they love being able to let their kids shower off out there after they get all sandy from the beach. The recreation center, pools, and arcade are all within walking distance too. If you don’t like to walk, you can take bikes, rent bikes or rent a golf cart. Best of all, this is all in a gated community, so you can relax, feeling sure that Ocean Lakes security is working to keep the resort safe.


The first floor master bedroom features a queen bed with dual side tables & lamps. This bedroom also features a flat screen TV that sits atop a tall dresser. There is also a long dresser with mirror. The large master bath features a full-size glass enclosed shower with benches and removable shower head. A double long vanity sink will make getting ready that much easier.


BR 1: features a queen bed with side table & lamp. This room also includes a tall dresser and mirrored vanity sink. This bedroom has a view of the lake. This bedroom has a private access to a full bath with full-size glass enclosed tub/shower and a vanity sink.

BR 2: features a queen bed with side table & lamp. This room also includes a tall dresser and mirrored vanity sink. This bedroom has a private access to a glass enclosed shower stall.

BR 3: features a bunk bed with a twin bed top, full/double bed bottom. This room also includes a double wide dresser and mirrored vanity sink. This bedroom has a private access to a glass enclosed shower stall.

DEN: features a day bed with an additional twin bed that pulls out from underneath. The den also features a flat screen TV on a side table, a tall dresser, and French doors out to the large 2nd floor covered porch.


The Fully Furnished Kitchen (should you want to cook) features a side-by-side refrigerator equipped with water and ice dispenser, ultra-quiet dishwasher, full sized oven with smooth top range and a built in microwave. The kitchen also features a coffee maker, crock pot, toaster, hand mixer and a garbage disposal. There is a dining table with six chairs, and a large bar area with 4 bar stools. Lots of oak cabinets give you plenty of storage.


The living room offers a Queen Sleeper Sofa, love seat, rocking chair, coffee table, and two end tables and lamps. There is also a ceiling fan, cable TV and DVD player. It has access to the huge 1st floor covered and uncovered porch.


Located in the premier addition of Ocean Lakes, with ample lots, away from the hustle and bustle, but close to the beach.


If you would like to reserve the week, we would need your mailing address to send out a contract. We'd need you to sign it and return it with a check for a deposit. The deposit is fully refundable provided you follow the rules of the contract and leave the home and contents in undamaged and clean condition when you leave. Then 60 days prior to your arrival, we'd require half the rent, and 30 days prior, the other half of the rent. You are required to clean the home before you check out or as another option, we can make arrangements with a cleaning company to clean the house after you checkout for an additional fee. This arrangement is made at the time of the contract and the cleaning fee would be due 30 days prior to the date of check-in.

Keywords: beach, 2 story,porch, balcony, fishing, lake, parking, grill, eat-in, Myrtle, Ocean, Lakes, covered, den, landscaped, family, bunk, private, view, outside shower, quiet, Labor Day, Summer availability, August, picnic, shower, September, golf, weekend rental

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Tim

Hi, I often joke that one day I will leave the rat race behind and rent beach chairs and umbrellas in Myrtle Beach. I love the beach, music, and South Carolina. I plan to retire to this home at Ocean Lakes one day.

Tim purchased this house in 2005

Why Tim chose Myrtle Beach

When I decided to look at beach properties, I started in in Ocean City Maryland, but it was too cold and crowded, and I would have been stuck with a condo. I then looked in Virginia Beach, but same problems, and not much to do. Then I looked in North Carolina. The climate was better, but not much to do. I then tried South Carolina, Myrtle Beach and fell in love with it. There is so much to do for everyone in the family and the climate is great. Ocean Lakes is awesome! The people living there year round are so friendly, the security is great so I don't worry about my boys. Their recreation staff always has activities planned for the kids to keep them busy, and most activities are absolutely free. Ocean Lakes is its own little town, with everything I need right there.

What makes this house unique

When staying at my beach home, I really enjoy our huge porches. The top porch is covered, and is so high you get a great view. The bottom porch is huge, with part covered, and part uncovered, so you can feel the sun on your face or get out of the sun when you've had too much. I can watch the boys play below in the cul-de-sac, away from traffic. I enjoy the easy access to the beach. I just come out of the cul-de-sac, turn left and it is pretty much a five minute walk, past the duck pond and down. I also love the parking under the house, keeps the car cool, and on rainy days, you really appreciate that the stairs are also covered, so you don't get wet. I love the big, open floor plan on the first floor, so we have lots of family time, but the boys can go up to the den to watch TV and play games when I want some adult time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Tim,

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your vacation home last week. It went by way to fast. We all had a wonderful time and as you can see from pictures of my son especially the one heading home, he had a blast.

We loved the home, especially the location and would like to ask if you would consider us for letting us rent it next year? If we could just let me know how to move forward with deposit to reserve it for that week, and we can go ahead and start putting our funding together for payment. Your location was perfect for our son b/c it allowed him to ride his bike and I didn’t have to worry about him at all getting in somebody’s way.

Please let me know your thoughts, but we really would like to stay again there next year, the dates would be June 9-16th, 2012….if you are okay with us booking this far in advance I will go ahead and send you a deposit to hold for us.

Thank you again for everything,

Take care,

Jun 2011
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Myrtle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Full on bottom/Twin on top
    Den - 1 murphy bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) twin day bed with additional pull out twin bed underneath, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized sleep sofa in family room, Bunk Beds (1) top bunk is twin, bottom is full
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Spacious outside shower with hot and cold water, mirrored vanity sinks for every bedroom, table and chairs outside on the porch.


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Spacious Lakeside Stilt Home, Walk to Beach, Quiet Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

date 7-13-13 to 7-20-13

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely home! Well kept & clean. Enjoyed being off the strip of crazy teanager golf carts! So nice & quiet at night. Loved that there is a vacume up and one down. Not explained well in pics the 2 baths up are Jack & jill baths. But plenty of room. We had our family of 4 and & family of 3. Enjoyed sitting on deck at night with coffee or wine, nice & quiet. Please remember to leave tp, paper towels or anything else for next renters. Oh, & if you see a raccoon wearing black trunks.....get him! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I had to look up Jack and Jill bathroom. I found "A Jack and Jill bathroom is a bathroom with two doors, usually accessible from two bedrooms". Yes, the one has the shower and toilet, with two doors, each to bedrooms with a vanity sink. The other is a full bath, tub/shower combo, toilet, vanity sink, with two doors, one to a den, and the other door to a bedroom with an additional vanity sink. Maybe one day we'll add a video of the upstairs. I will be looking for that raccoon wearing black trunks!
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Anderson, SC

Excellent place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this house. The location is perfect. Very quiet area. We could let the young kids ride their scooters, ripsticks, and bikes around the cul-de-sacs and not worry about them. By bike or golfcar, it's a very quick trip to the beach or anywhere else we wanted to go (Sandy's, the pool, etc.). We had concerns before we went about parking, but with 3 large vehicles, there was more than ample room. We did not do any fishing since the neighbors were home and we would have had to use their yard to gain access to the lake behind the house. But that was ok. We had plenty to keep us busy. We brought a bags game with us and the area in front of the house was perfect for that.Tim is very friendly and easy to work with. My only complaint was no ESPN (not that I like to watch TV on vacation, but I would have liked to watch the HR Derby Monday night.) We had 2 families with 3 and 2 kids and a set of grandparents this year. We put 3 kids in the bunk room and 2 in the "den" on the futon/trundle combo, which worked perfectly. If we have similar numbers next year, we will definitely look up Tim again to stay here. Very nice place. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lancaster sc

great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

this was the best vacation ever the house was perfect bigger than most houses at ocean lakes very clean lake right behind house where we fished and grilled out great neighbors perfect location hope to stay same week next year thanks tim+june for everything!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eldersburg, MD

Love this beach house

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this house with my family several times. The home is in cul-de-sac with very little traffic. Pretty little lake with a fountain is right next to the house. The rooms are much bigger in this house than in other houses I've stayed in at Ocean Lakes. The kitchen has tons of dishes, pots and pans. Loved the porches and when it rained the stairway to the house is covered to keep you dry. It was great to have a washer and dryer. The landscaping was very pretty. Plenty of covered parking under the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
Car: not necessary

Daily family activities organized by the Ocean Lakes staff, including fitness classes, dance classes, teen dances, Karaoke, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, fishing, nature center, games, library, parents night out, bingo, guitar hero contests, Friday fish fry etc... This resort also has a skate park, rec center, indoor and outdoor pool, splash park for kids, baby pool, arcade, nature center, general store. Drive to Legends in Concert, Ripley’ Aquarium, Imax 3D Theatre, Myrtle Waves Water Park, MagiQuest, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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