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Tucked Away – 'A Nostalgic Treasure'

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

This cozy little beach cottage is a true gem like no other. It is literally within walking distance to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.

Nestled underneath old live oak trees you will find this jewel located in a quiet section of the beach. Several updates were recently added to help make your stay at the beach even more pleasant and comfortable. Many of the things we offer are not found in other rental properties.

Built in 1952 by the Anderson family, this home has true 'beach house character' and it's nostalgic appeal will lure you back for many years to come.

The large screened porch offers two ceiling fans and six comfortable wooden rocking chairs. These rockers are not your typical rockers, they are genuine 'Kennedy' rocking chairs.

This particular style of rocker was first recommended by physician Janet Travell in 1955 to John F. Kennedy when he was a young senator from Massachusetts. He suffered from constant back problems from a war injury. She believed that a rocking chair relieved tension in the lower back by keeping the muscles moving, contracting and relaxing.

As President, Kennedy loved the rocker so much that his aides would bring it on Air Force One when he traveled around the country and the world.

Additionally, there are no stairs to climb! This beach house is ground level which makes it nice for the entire family, especially for grandma and grandpa! To make your walk to the beach easier, located on the screen porch is a sturdy, well built, steel mesh wagon to load up with your beach chairs, umbrella, toys and coolers. Fishermen can park their 25' boat/trailer in yard and still have ample space for several cars.

For golf cart, bikes, yard games, etc., there is a Beach Rental shop conveniently located just minutes down the street.

More Details

Property Manager
Bill Anderson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Bill Anderson

This beach house was built by the Anderson family and used as their vacation home. Now residing in Sanford, North Carolina, son, Bill Anderson works hard to maintain the integrity of his family's cherished beach home. To this day he still loves it's charm and closeness to the seashore!

Bill Anderson purchased this house in 1952

Why Bill Anderson chose Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach

Close proximity to the beach is only one of many reasons this property was chosen for location of our family beach house. This very spacious property was a wonderful choice for family gatherings and activities.

During a time when most beach homes depended on the coastal breeze to cool their homes, this property had several old oak trees which graciously caressed our home and kept it cooler than most oceanfront dwellings.

What makes this house unique

• A true original beach house atmosphere not easily found elsewhere

• Third row back from Ocean

• Sleeps 5 adults comfortably

• Additionally sleeps up to 2 children with inclusion of the queen sleeper sofa

• Back-door kitchen trash pick-up

• Endless tank-less hot water heater

• 2 USB wall outlets beside front living room door

• Ceiling fans in every room

• Remote controlled window A/C s in every room

• Tucked Away on interior of block for less noise, more privacy

• Larger yard space than most nearby properties

• Beautiful grand old oak trees provide ample shade

• Two outdoor ceiling fans on large porch

• Six front porch Carolina rockers (aka Kennedy Rockers)

• House was built in 1952 - mostly with ¾” tongue and groove knotty pine

• Private sturdy built additional outdoor shower offers hot and cold running water

• TWC basic cablevision (for summer months only)

• Dual high definition rooftop antennas provide year round HD television

• TWC Wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet

• Queen sleeper sofa in living room with new for 2017 mattress and topper pad

• Original Bose Radio with remote

• New Queen 2017 with XL Single in middle bedroom

• XL Double bed and chair that folds flat into a single bed in the back bedroom

• 8-Units w/ 240 watts each of motion sensing security lights wrapped around house provide added security

• Two outside rinse-off stations for washing off beach sand before entering house

• Old family beach house, first rented mid-summer 2012

• XM Radio antenna connection embedded next to living room A/C - fits most XM radios

• New wooden 2 inch blinds through-out (except kitchen)

• New counter top microwave

• New 12 cup auto-shutoff coffee maker

• A large wheeled steel mesh wagon to transport beach items is provided

• Ground level house sits on thick concrete base (no stairs)

• New flooring through-out, both carpet and vinyl luxury tile

• Large outside deck storage box added for beach toys, folding chairs, umbrellas, etc.

• Sorry - NO SMOKING inside. NO PETS allowed


Garden City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Automatic humidistat controls shower steam/moisture
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Sink & toilet with privacy integrated into back bedroom
  • 2.0
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New 2017 Queen accompanied with Twin-XL
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa with new mattress & topper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double XL and Chair / Bed (single sized)
  • Queen size Bed (1) Queen in master and one XL twin on opposite wall, Full XL and single Chair / Bed (1) in the 2nd bedroom, Massive Queen Sleeper Sofa (1) in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Accessible large outside deck storage box just added to hold beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, mats, pails/shovels, etc. left by family and past visitors - the condition of these items vary. A previous renter donated some things which is what started this collection. A 3 minute walk (about a 1/4 block) will get you to the ocean water.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Tucked Away – 'A Nostalgic Treasure'
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Fort Mill, SC

Family friendly

  • 5 of 5

My wife, teenage son and one of his friends thoroughly enjoyed our week at "Tucked Away". The house is charming, comfortable and screen porch is perfect for reading or playing board games. Overall the convenience (anything you need or want is within a short golf cart ride), character are second to none. Bruce even had a contact for golf cart and linen rental. We will definitely be back. I would highly recommend this to a family with small children, early teens or a couples getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem of a place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The "Tucked Away" vacation home exceeded my expectations. Every thing we needed for a comfortable stay was supplied, except our bed sheets and towels. The home was clean and well cared for and a few minutes walk to the beach. Will definitely recommend this home to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC area

A Tucked Away Jewel

  • 5 of 5

My family loves staying here every year and building memories. Not many available to rent this nice on ground level that has this awesome yard and screened porch! We enjoyed the shade from the huge, mature trees also. I enjoyed many cups of coffee in the morning on the porch and evening dinners as well. Just a short walk to the beach every night gave us a fireworks adventure. So grateful the owner allows others to stay in the house and be a part of it's history. We will be back next year! Thank you :)

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really means a lot to me to hear that this is your kind of place! I plan to continue with adding improvements every year and hope you will keep coming back to enjoy this Tucked Away treasure! Many thanks - Bill
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Walker, WV

Tucked Away

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as decribed. We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was just the right size and in a quiet neighborhood. We really enjoyed the closeness to the beach. We would consider staying at this property in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Virginia

Exellent for families

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this charming beach house. The house is closer to the beach than the pics appear (don't need a golf cart) and there was plenty of room. Old house, but very nicely redone. The only complaint was the small ALL IN ONE washer and dryer, but my wife figured it out and it served it's purpose. Bruce is a great owner and very reachable on his phone and was very accomodating. I would have gave it 5 stars if it had a better washer and dryer. VERY comfortable. affordable and close to sand. Great for a family of 4

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. I am Bill Anderson, owner of “Tucked Away”. Mr. Bruce Schaefer is the (most excellent) Property Manager that you spoke of in your review. I regret that you stumbled with my “all in one” washer as it is a very pricy type that you find in the million dollar RV buses. For that reason the washer/dryer is not advertised as being available and has an optional lock-out on it, but I have permitted its access as a surprise rental “perk” to such nice people as you all are. It is hoped that you will consider coming back as I continue to make more improvements for all to enjoy with every trip! Thank you, again for the kind words!! Bill
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Sanford, NC

Everything it should be and more!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Tucked Away with family for many years, the house is in an ideal spot that allows being away from the main road traffic noise, yet is very close to beach access only a few minutes stroll down the driveway and up the road. I usually bring my 25' center console boat and after backing it down the drive there is plenty of room to still get vehicles to the house. Not many other rentals have that much room for a boat. Murrell's Inlet is only a few miles down the road and I recommend getting fishing reports and supplies at Garden City Bait and Tackle. If taking the family out for an evening cruise, you can dock at any of the waterfront dining restaurants (we like Creek Ratz) along the Marsh Walk. Every time we go, there are new improvements to be found! The most recent was the outdoor beach shower and pavers to get you back to the house with clean feet! The owner really cares about the comfort of the guests and it really shows with all the attention to detail. The Pier at Garden City is another great place to hang each evening, go see what is being caught, and enjoy the two live bands they have, especially at the end of the pier. Being on ground level (not on stilts) is a bonus as well, no stairs to deal with and the house offers great access to anyone who may have issues with stairs during their stay. We will be back, it is a great bargain compared to the other rentals that are available....thank you "Tucked Away!"

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just minutes from your 'Tucked - Away' home away from home there is para-sailing, banana boat rides, jet ski rentals, and two nearby Marinas (Marlin Quay & Crazy Sister Marina) which offers tours and deep sea fishing charters. The famous BrookGreen Gardens is only 10 minutes away. Wild Water & Wheels water park is only 5 minutes away, plus many, many other attractions and shows.


Rates & Availability

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Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
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Jul 9 2017 - Aug 4 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
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Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
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Sep 23 2017 - Oct 13 2017
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Oct 14 2017 - Nov 24 2017
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Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
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7 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 29 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning costs are included in pricing

50% reservation required with remaining 50% due 30 days prior to stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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