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** Simply Paradise! Quiet, 3rd floor spectacular view! 3E**

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2BR+/2BA - Sleeps 6, top floor inlet AND ocean view

Unit 3E

Inlet Point Villas is the best kept secret in the Myrtle Beach area! We have our own little slice of paradise tucked away here in Cherry Grove. Our condo sits directly on the beach at the northernmost end of North Ocean Boulevard, just across from the uninhabited Waites Island. Amenities in Inlet Point Villas include a pool, a tennis court, and grilling area along with a security gate to ensure privacy as well as convenient parking access. Our condo is situated at the joining of the ocean and the inlet, offering incredible panoramic views of the ocean, inlet marsh and private island. You can take a swim in the ocean, lounge by the pool, take a stroll along the beach searching for seashells, go kayaking, crabbing or fishing, play tennis, or just relax on the beach and enjoy all the breathtaking views this wonderful place has to offer. With countless sandbars and tidal pools to explore, this is a perfect vacation spot for families with children.

This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo comes fully equipped with modern appliances, including a washer and dryer. The master suite has a queen-sized bed and the second bedroom has 2 twin beds, along with a second bath. The living room has a queen-size sleeper. Ybath and bed Linens are NOT provided . The kitchen contains a dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, stove/oven, as well as all the cooking utensils you need. Flat-screen TVs with cable are available in each bedroom and in the living room. There is NOT a landline in the unit.

This condo is the ideal vacation spot because area attractions are only minutes away. Access to the best golf, mini golf, shopping, museums, dining, water sports, etc. is only a short drive away. No other place on the Myrtle Beach Grand Stand can compare to this ultimate getaway!!!

NO MOTORCYCLES, STORAGE TRAILERS, CAMPERS, OR RVs ARE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY. NO PETS. IF YOU SMOKE, PLEASE DO SO ON THE Balcony AND DISCARD PROPERLY. . DO NOT TOSS . THERE WILL BE a $250 fine payable by you immediately if this is observed. The same goes for discarding cigarettes on the property in general. It is very dangerous for everyone. i need to speak with directly before booking.

More Details

Lee Merritt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2017

About Lee Merritt

Original owners. Our condo is our second home. You will recognize that when you walk in. My surroundings are always beautiful and well kept. I'm sure you will treat it as it is yours so we can all continue to enjoy it for many years to come.

Lee Merritt purchased this condo in 1978

Why Lee Merritt chose North Myrtle Beach

Unit 3E is a very special unit. Thrityplus years ago, husband to be, brought me to the Merritt condo for the first time. Words cannot describe the feeling I had when I stepped out on the balcony and saw the breathtaking view. My father-in-law grew up 40 miles away from Cherry Grove, and as a young adult, he would hitchhike to Cherry Grove and sleep on the point admiring the beauty and tranquility of what he referred to as “God's Creation”. His dream was to have a place on the point one day that he could call his own. His dream came true. As the first three buildings were being constructed in Inlet Point Villas, he came and walked through every unit to see if he could capture the best view. He had his choice, and he chose 3 E. The steps weren’t a problem; they were a plus because when he got to the top, he knew he was in paradise. Thus the name, “Simply Paradise.' It was his paradise and continues to be for our family and friends. Second generation Merritt owners, we have renovated the unit and brought it back to its glory by bringing the outside in. When standing inside our unit, it’s hard to tell where nature ends and shelter begins. That was my goal and my passion. Within our walls you can feel the love and the memories that have been made here, it's truly timeless. Come and enjoy our Paradise!

What makes this condo unique

Unit 3E, 3rd floor, absolute best view in Inlet Point Villas with a split inlet and ocean view.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear lee, thank you for giving Chris and I the opportunity to return to paradise again. Your place is a gem and always refreshes our souls. We can hardly wait to return next year!
Sep 2013
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Cherry Grove Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in living room
  • We ask that you don't move furniture. The twin beds are on risers and aren't movable.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Unit 3E. We are very proud of our family place and even though its a rental, we've made it our second home. We ask that you respect it as if it were yours. We want you to be comfortable but please limit the messy eating to the kitchen area. If you spill anything on the furniture, please clean it immediately.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

** Simply Paradise! Quiet, 3rd floor spectacular view! 3E**
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Perfect name for the perfect beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I took my mother, daughter and granddaughter to stay at "Simply Paradise" for 4 nights and we had the perfect vacation. The view is beautiful, the weather was perfect and the condo was wonderful. It is roomy and beautifully decorated. You feel like you are at home. The kitchen was well stocked and the entire condo was clean and well maintained. The A/C in the front bedroom facing the pool wasn't putting out as much cool air as we would have liked but the ceiling fan made up for that. We have absolutely no complaints and would love to stay there again. One other thing that was so neat...each afternoon shortly after lunch we would walk on the beach towards the end of the point as the tide was slipping back out and we found about 15 sand dollars in the sand every time a wave came up and went out. They were perfect and so beautiful. My granddaughter, Shelby Rae, was so excited! We also enjoyed driving to Sunset Beach and walking to the mailbox named Kindred Spirit. Very special trip celebrating my 58th birthday!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I wish you had told me about the air conditioner. My cleaning service alerted me today and a new one is on the way! I hope to have the pleasure of renting to you again in the future. Please come again. Lee
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in your beautiful condo with an unbelievable view!

Not a single problem. Extremely well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure renting to you. Please come back Lee
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Shelby, NC

Location, Location, Location...

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time. This place is perfect to get away from it all. The only thing we had to do is put our Blackberrys down and get outside. Beautiful view from balcony and very comfortable furnishings inside. All we had to do is get out of our own way and leave the work life behind. This place offers the ocean and the inlet so every day we got the best morning walks and the best sunrise and sunsets.

Absolutely a PARADISE!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, quiet and calm

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay. The views are breathtaking. The amount of beach and sandy areas for kids to play, seem to go on forever. When the tide goes out, you can walk for ages on the sand, and get very close to the nearby Island.

The beach was never busy, and it was easy to keep track of the kids, and relax at the same time. The pool was very warm, and our kids met many other kids there, as it is sort of centrally located in the complex (in the middle of the buildings).

The condo itself was clean, comfortable, and well maintained. It was a little tight for the 6 of us (we have 4 kids ranging from 1-9), but it was definitely workable. If you have very small children, you will need to watch them carefully, as there are a few items on lower shelves that they can reach (e.g. bowl of sea shells, plugs, etc.). This was not much of a problem for us, but it could be if you have a child who is into everything.

You do need to rent linens, towels, etc. from a separate business (as stated above in the description). It is a little more effort and planning to do this. Also you will receive the key by mail, and will need to mail it back when you return home.

We did have one minor issue when we arrived, but it was immediately taken care of right after an email to Lee (the owner). She was extremely pleasant and responsive to deal with.

Overall we had a fabulous time on our vacation. Lee mentioned to us that it is a very special spot, and she was indeed correct. We loved it there, and our kids were very sad to leave. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful condo, loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Ms. Merritt, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful condo! It was well furnished and tastefully decorated. My family loved eating out on the balcony everyday. The neighbors next door and below were so helpful and kind!! Loved Diane and Rick! ❤️We have already made this our favorite place to stay!! Can't wait for our next trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. So clean and beautiful view. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Cherry Grove Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer end
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $150

Before a reservation is confirmed, I need to speak with you directly. I require a 100 deposit fee for weekly rentals which are Saturday to Saturday rentals ONLY during Peak Season. before Memorial Day and after Labor Day are considered off season and weekly rentals are Sunday to sunday. check in is 4:00 and check out is 10:00. Please adhere to these times. The cleaning crew has to have this window of time. Linens are not provided for our unit. We ask that don't use our personal linens and appreciate your respect.
If you cancel 60 days prior to your stay... You will receive a refund of your rental fee less a cancellation fee of $ $100 After that time, you will be refunded ONLY IF we are able to RE-rent the period booked. There is no refund if we are NOT able to re-rent. IN THE EVENT OF A HURRICANE... only if there is a mandated evacuation will I be able to refund your money. And that is only the days that are mandated
As of February 2016, VRBO has instituted a traveler service fee for booking. This fee is not associated with owner's rates, fees or taxes and the owner receives no compensation from VRBO from the traveler service fee. Do not confuse this with travelers insurance that you can purchase

Less than 4 night stays will be charged a $75.00 departure cleaning fee

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

There is a refundable damage deposit collected that covers not only any damage or disrespect of the contents in the unit but also the keys and cards being returned and accounted for. This is automatically refunded to you after seven days which will allow time for inspection of the unit and key and card to be priority mailed back to me. I haven't included this in the past and it's become a necessity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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