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Walk to the Ocean Golf cart included, Senior/family/pet friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)


Relax and enjoy your vacation time in well equipped, close to the beach, three bedroom, one and a half bath cottage in a private cul de sac on Jacana. Newly remodeled in 2017, updates like new flooring, kitchen cabinets and countertops, along with a new full bath, will allow you to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon cocktails on the screened in front porch as you enjoy the breezy setting for this cozy home. Supplied with all the conveniences including staple items like paper towels, trash bags and TP for a family, the home can handle everything from a barbecued steak, a blender of Pina Coladas, a bag of microwave popcorn or a batch of homemade cookies. With one level living, and the open floor plan, the home is great for seniors and families with youngsters.

In addition, guests get linen and towel use, or simply bring your own and use the full-size washer and dryer when needed. Amuse the young ones with the new 42' flat screen or the other cable TV. HDMI connections allow streaming of Netflix or other computer video files right on the TV. Select a DVD/blueray for quiet times or family viewing. With just a 5 minute walk to the beach, enjoy the use of either of the 2 bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, fishing poles, skim boards, snorkeling flippers, sand toys and other beach equipment there for use. The open air outdoor shower is a treat for sandy beach goers, and the golf cart offers convenient parking at the beach with a lot less clean up when sand makes it's way to the family vehicle. Others may simply enjoy either of the two village pools, and not to mention the Tupelo Bay golf center just across the street. If your sharing your vacation time with others, the home has accommodations for two vehicles for off street parking, so more than one couple can enjoy this great vacation site.

Keywords: Beach House

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Michael & Mary Jo Merriam
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2018

About Michael & Mary Jo Merriam

We are transplanted New Yorkers here at the beach since 2007. As a married couple since 1987, we still have another 10 or so years until we reach retirement age. Our work as a USPS employee and a Physical Therapist keep us pretty busy as we prepare our teenage daughter in graduating High school and then off to college. We found Oceanside Village the best place to vacation when we wanted to come to the beach from up in the mountains of NY, and have felt blessed that we were able to offer a place for others to enjoy now that we live here. We wanted to express our many thanks to the scores of guests that have stayed with us since we opened the beach house to families back in 2006. Our number of repeat guests has increased steadily as the experience of hosting families over this time has made us better hosts. Since we had vacationed here at the beach for many years, we understand each guest's desire to have an enjoyable, incident free, visit when they stay with us. Since we live here too, have put our guest's accommodations our highest priority to earn the repeat visitors that have made this rental so successful. We have made mistakes, had to offer refunds, and nights out on us that have popped up when we had to step for our guests. We've had an occasion guest not able to follow through with their reservations and have been able to offer discounts on other visits when a full refund was not able to be returned. Our policy is and has always been, 'Is this the way I would want to be treated if I was a guest here?' Someday we hope to call our cozy beach house our permanent residence and enjoy the village and the ocean full time.

Michael & Mary Jo Merriam purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Michael & Mary Jo Merriam chose Garden City Beach

We bought this vacation home after renting it for 4 straight years. It is only 5 minutes to the ocean on foot, a neat place, and in a great neighboorhood spot. Oceanside village is right across the street from the market, a great golf center and, and a one stop convenience store. The community with the pools, fields, and activities plus the gated security made it the perfect community for us to vacation in. We like the one level living, the open floor plan, and the great site the house sits on. As guests we had stayed at many different homes in the village, and did have issues with some. After the many repeat visits to the house on Jacana, we never bothered to look for any place else to stay. There are some places bigger and more expensive to rent in the village, and we've had to look out for large groups, (8-10 or more) to advise them that we may not have the ideal accommodation. We apologize to those guests expecting a 'white glove'/5 star hotel room type of accommodation, and have always put value and comfort over luxury and the red carpet impressions only the most demanding guests are expecting. Luckily, our guests have confirmed that we have been successful as some are already in contact with us about future visits before leaving the one they are currently enjoying. Every spring we attempt to tackle the next project that we feel makes the house a better place to stay, and take great pride as hosts for those new to us, or returning for another visit.

What makes this cottage unique

Early morning sun warms the front porch where we begin our day with newpapers or magazines and coffee. A huge live oak tree provides enough shade so as we plan our day, the yard stays protected from the typical summer sun. After a day at the beach the outdoor shower could not be more inviting and convenient for us to plan our night after the sand. For nights at home, the outdoor grilling patio, along with the breeze on the front porch make relaxing around the house as inviting as a small community neighboorhood can get. It doesn't get much better. Pets can be corralled in the semi fenced in yard, and if you've had the experience of staying in a home where you felt like you were in a parking space at a local Walmart, this home site will be an experience you'll appreciate unlike any other.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the feedback and the tip on the early bird specials
Mar 2016
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Garden City Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Half bath with toilet & sink in Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Great for sand removal before heading in the house
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower/tub with assist handles for safe entry & exit.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , A nice sofa sleeper gives us another queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Double size Fouton bunked under a twin
  • Queen size Beds (3) New Mattresses ; Box springs 2012., Double Beds (1), twin bed (1) infant bed (1) A Pack & Play can be a great for sleeping, or containing the little ones., Sleep Sofa in the living room couch converts into the third queen bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Walk to the Ocean Golf cart included, Senior/family/pet friendly
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 22 reviews

Comfortable and homey

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect!! Wasn’t sure how a gated community would be but I loved it! Love how everyone was friendly. Definitely recommend it and will rent here again!! Thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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His house was perfect. Very clean and the owners are wonderful

  • 5 of 5

It’s very close to the beach. The golf cart made it very convenient

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We like to travel. Especially to either Florida or Arizona in winter.

Great time. Close to ocean.

  • 5 of 5

Rooms are a bit small but certainly adequate. Close to ocean. Felt very safe in this community. Well stocked. Didn’t need to buy anything except out food. Weather was superb and the screened porch was awesome especially in early evening with the cool breezes. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Surfside Beach. The property was very close to the beach. It was within walking distance. We chose this property because it was close to everything, but also because it was in a gated community with a community center with family friendly activities, indoor pool, lakes to fish, playground, and basketball court. There was also a golf cart included with this rental. We as a family had a great time the house had most of the comforts of home away from home. There were a few snags when we were there. There was construction being done directly behind us that was very loud and unnerving. They started at 730 in the morning before observed hours were over. We were told to contact security. That lasted for three days until the contractor was fired for his crew putting siding on the home and it was not squared.. yes the boss was yelling in The yard while we were trying to enjoy lunch on the porch. After that the pool ended up being closed for 2 and a half days for an unknown reason. Security was unaware of reason. We did tell this owners but no reply. The couches need to be deep cleaned badly due to use. We would keep this house in mind do future stays because of its location.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you as a first time guest. I'm sad you had the 2 days with the pool closed, and I know a construction site in your back yard is no fun. Mary Jo only got as far as the rugs and the outside cushions when we were there last before your visit. This gives me more ammunition in my argument to go with leather in a pet friendly home. Thanks!
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Relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to relax and that was budget friendly and this was a great place! Although it is very close to neighbors, we didn't have any problem with noise or privacy. The best part was being so close to beach. The golf cart was nice but even walking to the beach was peaceful. The rental was cozy but worked well with our teenage kids. We enjoyed making meals so we didn't have to eat out every night. It was also helpful to have a washer and dryer! Anything you would like to do is pretty close; gift shops, grocery store, restaurants, tons of mini golf options and the North Myrtle Beach boardwalk area. Our stay was a mixture of time at the beach and tourist time. We also found Brookgreen Gardens near by and enjoyed a day walking through the zoo, gardens and sculptures. The owners were very responsive and helpful whenever I communicated with them. I wish we could have actually met them! They seem very nice! If we are back in this area, we would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay with us and we'd look forward to having you as our guest again! Michael & Mary Jo Merriam
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Relaxing time with family

  • 5 of 5

This place was the perfect house to spend my Christmas vacation and see my fam in Myrtle!! No problems checking in and everyone in the neighborhood that i passed along the way was super friendly! Great place for kids, as well!!! My lil 14 yr old brother and Lil cousin enjoyed the playground and the golf cart (even tho the weather was freezing, lol) The Home was inviting and the bunk beds made the perfect spot for the kids!! Also the dvds and games were a plus!! Thanks for letting us stay in your home. We definitely enjoyed our family time and the entire Oceanside Village!! Will definitely book again!! ☝️😉🤗

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75

Add 3% for credit card/debit card payment options
Nightly reservation not available unless within 30 days of requested date
Parties over 4 adults add $100.00 to weekly rate
Ask about discounts for multiple weeks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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