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Creekfront with Dock --Restful and beautiful, time stops here. Bring Boat

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Great for families and reunions, not for bachelor golfer party groups.

This is a rare and unique creek house located on the creek in Murrells Inlet. It has been in our family for more than 90 years, and has been renovated and updated inside for comfort and modern conveniences The house comes with a private dock built in 2017, and a floating dock if you wish to bring your boat. We are 1/4 mile south of the public boat ramp in Murrells Inlet. Plenty of parking on our lot for boat trailers. Electric power and fresh water hoses on dock. The creek is navigable at all tides from the dock, and there is a swim ladder on the dock. Guests can enjoy activities such as swimming, fishing, crabbing, oystering, clamming, and boat riding. Kayaking from our floating dock is made easy. Owner, with permission, sometimes has access to his boat, which is kept separate from the dock on a boat lift. This will not unduly interfere with your use of the dock.

Beaches (Pawleys Island, Litchfield, and Garden City) are minutes away by car. Renown Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington State Park, 3 miles away, are jewels on the Grand Strand. The public boat ramp is 1/4 mile to our north.

This property has almost a acre of land on the Inlet under beautiful 300 year old live oaks and has a great grassy front yard near the Inlet which is a safe , wonderful play area for children. Please bring life jackets for smaller children so that they can fish, crab, and play on the dock.

This is one of the few remaining original creek houses left on the waterfront, and is full of nostalgia and history. We have many who book a year in advance to return.

Laid back, restful, quiet and private.

More Details

Mr. Rice
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

Why Mr. Rice chose Murrells Inlet

We cater to young couples with children, families and small family reunions, fishermen and water themed users. Those who anticipate having house parties, men's golf groups, and college breaks would much prefer Myrtle Beach to Marshmere. We do not allow guests to have noisy parties in the yard, weddings, or other events which may disturb our neighbors. We are zoned residential, and we wish to maintain the quiet solitude and ambiance we have come to know in Murrells Inlet.

What makes this house unique

Much porch sitting (one open porch, one screened, on water side)

and dock use are primary activities at our beloved house.


Murrells Inlet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No weddings or wedding receptions, no large parties on the premises, no amplified sound in yard, this is a residential zoned area.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower---hot and cold water - shower , For swimmers and crabbers.
  • 3 full baths inside
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    South Side Porch Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    north side porch bedroom - 1 double , 1 child bed , All bedrooms are air conditioned and heated
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , One pack 'n play, not crib
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
There are yard games such as ladder golf, bocce ball, corn hole and croquet, as well as fishing and crabbing off of the dock. Nice flounder hole in front of dock. Deep water at our dock at all times for swimming and boating.


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Creekfront with Dock --Restful and beautiful, time stops here. Bring Boat
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Very convenient to restaurants, bars, waterfront. Lovely yard, big trees, great dock!

  • 5 of 5

We loved having plenty of beds to spread out into. The coming & going of the tides in the inlet was so dramatic. Having the inlet so close with the wonderful dock was great. The house is old and has such a wonderful family history warming every space. The back porch was wonderful to sit on viewing the yard with the huge old shade trees, the water, & the bay. There were plenty of restaurants close by on the Marsh Walk. Great location.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoy the ambience and beauty of Murrells Inlet and the old house. We look forward to having you back. Thank you
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We loved it! Lots of room. Close to many great restaurants. Large yard for kids to play

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience and would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

It was a short stay in a place that will take you back in time. And, the views are amazing! The owners are very nice but do mean it when they say they may use the dock from time to time. In my case, it was a little more than from time to time. Within my first 21 hours they visited three times, as well as had yard work done. I was so looking forward to a restful and peaceful time with my family. I just didn't know it was going to include the owners of the house (never knew when they would show up and how long they would stay). Again, very nice people but still. In all honesty, it was a real bummer.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Stars for us

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Everything was great. It was quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect location for a family vacation! The backyard has an absolute beautiful view at sunset.

  • 5 of 5

We all had the best time!! Definitely want to return next year (with our boat). The house had everything we needed. The dock and the back porch were our favorite!!!!! The Rides were very kind to us and were there if we needed anything. Thanks so much for a lifetime of family memories!!!! We hope to see you next summer if not before!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park City, Utah and Shelton, WA

Southern charm at its best!

  • 5 of 5

We come here every year- ten college friends, now in retirement, with the ideal spot to reconnect. Morning coffee on the porch, looking out at the marshes through moss draped trees, start our day. Evening sunsets and the moon shining across the waters to end our day. The dock is a perfect spot for fishing or tying up a boat for creek excursions. You are only a short walk or drive to restaurants and shops, kayak and jet ski rentals, miniature golf, local beaches, if a bit of excitement is more your thing. This family place oozes charm and the owners are welcoming as well as responsive to your needs. You'll leave reluctantly!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Park City, We think you hit the nail on the head about the beauty and restfulness of Marshmere. We describe it as peaceful, time stopping. This is the only classic creek house and dock in Murrells Inlet that is on the rental market to a special brand of travelers. Thanks for the review, and you're of course welcome back as special guests who have grown attached to the place.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Myrtle Beach
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Multiple golf courses
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

Quiet, restful creek house, used for family activities in Murrells Inlet, including boating, crabbing, fishing, clamming (in season), and swimming. One acre lot has room for parking and boat trailer. Included are 4 kayaks and paddles, and 4 bicycles (we are on a bike path along the highway). . Restaurants and water sports marina are within walking distance, and Brookgreen Gardens is 3 miles south. Views from the porch are live oak trees, hanging moss, , the Inlet and the marsh.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cleaning fee is $100 in addition to rent.
Linens option: 1) Linens provided and pillow cases provided, Beds made, towels not provided----$8 per bed in addition to rent, or

2)Make your own beds with our linens (no additional charge),no towels provided. You wash and fold sheets after use, stack on the end of each bed. Bring your towels.
Cancellation policy: Full refund before 30 days prior arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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