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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

La Vita Bella ~ a Terrific 5 BR Home Welcoming 12 ~ Visit Myrtle Beach in Style!

Ooo La La ~~ Bella spiaggia!


AND --- 2016 brought all NEW CARPETS & APPLIANCES for our Special Guests!

~~ La Vita Bella (Life is Beautiful!) is a NEW, 2500 SF Luxury Home

Professionally Decorated, Landscaped & Maintained. ALL NEW GE APPLIANCES, DISHES, STEM WARE, AND FRESH CARPETS THROUGHOUT ~

The Custom in-ground POOL also has NEW CHAISE LOUNGES & the pool w/heat option has a spacious yard with a 6 foot privacy fence. La Vita Bella has 2 balconies: main floor living/dining room (beautifully furnished & impeccably maintained) access overlooking pool yard with Ocean views; Upstairs Master BR balcony presents both Ocean and Fabulous Southern sky views - night & day! With only 59 Steps to the Beach - La Vita Bella REALLY IS CLOSER to the ocean than many 2nd row homes in Surfside Beach -

Imagine: Returning to La Vita Bella after a day at the wide sand beach to sit on your balcony overlooking the pool - sipping a cool refreshing drink, watching the pelicans dip & swoop over the ocean. Or maybe you awaken in the morning to step outside onto your Master bedroom balcony to see the sunrise colors over the Atlantic . . .

Amenities: An EASY vacation with so much to offer - La Vita Bella! (Life is Beautiful!)::

~ NEW GE PROFILE Kitchen Appliances in 'Slate'

~ All NEW carpets throughout home

~ Secure Wi-Fi Internet

~ New Great Room Furniture

~ New Luxury Bamboo Hypo-Allergenic Master Bedroom King

~ Private Pool with *Heat* Option

~ Luxury Serta Perfect Sleeper Beds - very comfortable.

~ Ocean Views

~ Freshly Painted Exterior in 'Charisma' (yes, that's the color, don't 'ya just love it?)

~ Freshly Painted INTERIOR

~ All Carpets professionally steam cleaned 2x per year

~ Each & Every year we update & add fresh details; new dishes, Swing, pic-nic table, etc.

~ ~ Small no-shed dogs under 20 lbs welcomed with approval & fee. (no other pets)

La Vita Bella is a Luxury Home Professionally Decorated & Maintained with Complete Kitchen with all Modern Appliances & gadgets - Living & Dining Great Room with Comfortable Furniture including Full Dining Seating for 8 and 6 person seating Bar, 6 TVs & 3 DVD/VCRs w/ Video Library, Book Library, Family Games, Puzzles, 2-Zone Central AC/Heat, Rocking Chairs on Porches, 5 bedrooms with Serta Perfect Sleepers' bedding, 4 baths, Ceiling fans.

Activities:: Many Family Games, Cards & Table, Books for all ages, Rocking Chairs, Deck & Pool Furniture, Plenty of Parking, **In-Ground Pool w/ heating option (+$225). 59 Steps to wide white Beach, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Sunbathing, Water-Skiing, Parasailing, Biking (rentals available), 100+ Golf Courses, Tennis at nearby park, 30+ Miniature Golf Courses, Amusement Parks, Waterslide Parks, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Outlet-Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Boating, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Kayaking.

Area: La Vita Bella really is closer to the beach access than most 2nd row homes. Located just 5 minutes from major attractions including Broadway at the Beach, over 100 golf courses, shopping outlets, and all popular Myrtle Beach attractions; 15 minutes to restaurant row in Murrell's Inlet and Pawleys Island; 90 minutes to historic Charleston, South Carolina. Lots of shopping nearby, entertainment for everyone, one mile from Ocean Fishing Pier. Be sure to visit Broadway at the Beach, Planet Hollywood, Medievil Times Knights, Dolly's Show, Ripley's Aquarium, NASCAR Racing Theater, Hard Rock Cafe, and DO NOT miss Brookgreen Gardens !

More Details

Penny Rudinger
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Penny Rudinger

We are a family of 4 who invested heart & soul in this endeavor. I am having such a good time providing great memories for our family & friends. And it is a plus to meet folks from around the world who wish to create memories for their own families & desire a clean, affordable place to call their own.

Penny Rudinger purchased this house in 2005

Why Penny Rudinger chose Grand Strand - Myrtle Beach

We chose this location as it is very close to the beach on a quiet, safe street that we felt was ideal for our young family. Our children love to ride their bikes in the neighborhood & we feel secure knowing they are safe. The area is far less dense then Myrtle and contains many primary homes ~ a very lovely beach community.

What makes this house unique


Plus we keep LVB VERY CLEAN - as our many reviews confirm ~

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house - clean and ready. Plenty of room for all 10 of us. Group included 2 small children (preschool age) and they had no problems getting about. Loved the sheets/linens/towels bags. Everything was fresh and laundered on arrival. I'm really picky about that! ;-)

House is in a brilliant location. Literally steps from the beach - and it is a BEAUTIFUL beach! We made full use of the outside shower to clean off sand - air-dry on the swing then hit the pool!

The house is in a good location for grocery shopping. We preferred to drive a little further to the Piggly Wiggly or Kroger store than use the closer mini-Walmart (because it was insanely busy!). Plenty of room to cook and prepare family meals in the well-stocked kitchen... so much more appealing that battling the wait at MB restaurants!

The owner of this house is very easy to work with. Has lots of time to answer your questions and sends out a great newsletter with tips and recommendations. Please follow her advice and visit Brookgreen Gardens. What a hidden gem! A true haven in the craziness of MB in the height of summer.... An amazing vacation in an amazing house. An experience that me and my family will never forget.

Detailed ratings for this rental

***** Bathroom cleanliness

***** Bedding & mattresses

***** Value

***** Access

***** Other facilities & amenities

***** Overall condition

***** Booking

***** Kitchen & utensils

Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes

Recommended for: Travelers, Friends, Groups, Families w children
Jul 2015
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Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master w/ HUGE walk-in Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • The Master bath has a very large custom tiled walk-in shower with bench, a separate water closet room, and a vanity room with King & Queen sinks.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Pair of Queens - 2 queen , With Private Porch
    Orchid Master Upstairs - 1 queen , Full Private Bath
    Yellow Queen Upstairs - 1 queen , Shared Bath w/ Kids
    Kids Sponge BOB Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bright & Fun!
    Master Suite, Upstairs - 1 king , Huge room with Private full Bath & Balcony
  • The Master Bedroom has a balcony overlooking the pool yard complete with scenic Ocean views and fabulous southern skies. The room is spacious and welcoming, offering King size bed with many designer finishes. There is also a HUGE walk-in custom tiled shower room, King & Queen sinks & a closed water closet room! The kids room is decorated with youngsters in mind - Sponge Bob bright spreads & curtains, bunk beds, bean bag chairs & tropical fish on the walls! All bedrooms have Luxury Sealy Posturepedic Beds for a comfortable nights rest.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • 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
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
La Vita Bella contains many 'little-extras' of convenience and luxury other rental houses do not - we love our home & use it often. Our family & care team take great pride in maintaining La Vita Bella in pristine condition. We welcome folks who wish to have a great time and make memories of a beach vacation to last a lifetime! We PROVIDE a FULL-HOUSE DELUXE Linen & Bath package: covers all beds & provides more than enough bath & hand towels, face cloths & bath mats, kitchen towels, etc, - for everyone - INCLUDED. [a $280 added VALUE]. All you need to bring are your beach towels! Check out my Podcast:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(60 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 64 reviews
Elkview, WV


  • 5 of 5

We are repeat renters to La Vita Bella. It is a wonderful vacation home. Penny and Adam have fulfilled all the needs, keep the home in tip top shape and are always available for anything you might need. La Vita Bella is convenient to the ocean, restaurants and shopping. This property has been equipped with everything you will need plus many extras you don't normally find in rentals. The entire property including the enclosed private pool area is very clean and well maintained. If you are looking for the outstanding rental to have a relaxing vacation, this is the house for you. Thank you Penny and Adam for keeping things great for us to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The 'Mountainers' were wonderful guests - they reserved at the last minute although they have stayed with us before. Great for us to know our entire Team of Terrific Caretakers - Ken, Glenda & Bobby - help to keep La Vita Bella prisitne!
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  • 5 of 5

This home had everything we needed for our family vacation. It has been many years since my family has been down south on a family vacation. Walking to the beach to make sand castles with my grandson was the highlight of our trip. We will never forget the "PINK HOUSE". Don't miss this opportunity to stay at this beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

La Vita Bella was the perfect home for our large family vacation. The house was very well maintained, spacious enough and had great amenities in the kitchen as well as a washer & dryer. It really is just steps to the beach and the pool in the backyard was great when the waves were too much for the kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

Don't Miss This!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a vacation at LVB with my husband's family. We have never taken a vacation with everyone, so we were careful at which location to select, and wow, am I so glad we stayed here! This house is beautiful, and could not have been more perfect for our family. Everything was top notch, and the location is fabulous. Less than a minute's walk to the beach! We even had the wonderful opportunity to meet the incredible owner, Penny. You are truly missing out if you skip over this gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And to think, we did not know each other at all -- and look at us now - you the happy traveler, and me -- thankful to have wonderful guests like you & your family. Thank you for making me LOVE sharing our home ~ Happy Trails!
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have had a better place to spend vacation. A quick 10 second walk to the beach, easy to get to and around so much. My entire family went and we were able to spend plenty of time together but there were plenty of spots to get away if you needed some me time. The house had everything we needed from linens to cookware, silverware, prep, it was great. Penny was so easy to work with, great communication. The whole process was a breeze

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ~ we love LVB & are happy to share it with families who love her too ~~ Happy Trails ~
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Tickled Pink!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing house for our "once in a lifetime" trip! We had family fly in from across the pond for a full American beach experience and this house allowed all our hopes to be realized!

I had never booked a house before (only hotels) and so I was a little apprehensive. Penny was amazing - like chatting to a friend and made the whole process so straightforward.

The pictures of this house cannot fully convey it's most perfect location. Set to the side so as it's off the main road, but literally steps away from the beach access. Please take Penny up on the offer of a daily beach set-up because you'd be crazy not to!!

A hidden haven yet still a quick drive to restaurants, grocery stores (I recommend the Piggly Wiggly!), ice-cream shops, and the pier. Or even better use the bicycles and enjoy a little more sunshine.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe, shucks --- Thank you for your kind words. I also had a fun time chatting with you -- I love meeting families from all around the globe. It is most important that La Vita Bella 'Tickled you Pink' -- LOL -- love it!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Myrtle Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Scottie's Beach Front Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Wicked Stick [John Daly Course]
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Route 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
River City Cafe, Bubba's Fish Shack, Crabby Mikes
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Surfside Beach
Car: recommended

Surfside is within 5 minutes of Myrtle Beach, 10 minutes to Murrell's Inlet,, 15 minutes to Brookgreen Gardens (A MUST SEE), 20 minutes to Litchfield Beach, 30 minutes to Pawley's Island, 45 minutes to Cherry Grove, 90 minutes to Charleston, SC. Major Grocery stores, Banks, Restaurants & huge shopping malls ~ all within 5 minutes.

Other Activities: Tennis Courts within a mile -


Rates & Availability

Surfside Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring 2017 (2014 rates)
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Mid Spring 2017 (2014 rates)
May 1 2017 - May 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017 (2014 rates)
May 28 2017 - Jun 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 (2014 rates)
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017 (2014 rates)
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

ALL Taxes, Fees *PLUS* a *DELUXE LINEN & BATH TOWEL Package* ~
Fresh, Clean sheets for every bed (plus extra sets) AND oodles of bath towels, face cloths, bath matts - kitchen towels too!
All you need to bring is your Flip Flops!
I prefer to speak with my guests & book directly -- so please give me a call ~~

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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