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On the "Half Shell", Adorable Beach Cottage, Steps to the Ocean, Pets Welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Vacation in our newly renovated Beach Cottage, "On the Half Shell"! This home is mere steps to the beach located only one block from the ocean. It offers comfortable bedding, flat screen televisions in each room, cable, wifi and everything you need to vacation in a home away from home. If you need a little extra room please check out our other VRBO listing # 632149, "Sandy Feet Retreat".

On the Half Shell, has 2 bedrooms; one with a queen size bed and the other with a bunk bed set (Full Bed under Single Bed), and Single Trundle Bed. This home offers a spacious living area complete with a Queen Size Sofabed, Love Seat, and 40 Inch Flat Screen Smart TV. The home offers a fully equipped kitchen, complete with microwave, oven, coffee pot, and well stocked kitchenware. Perfect for cooking in, any style...Steam-pot, toaster, blender, etc. It also has a fantastic deck out back for your wonderful Carolina Climate, and an outdoor shower. "On the Half Shell is conveniently located close to many of the areas best attractions. The home is only a few blocks from the neighborhood park/playground, and a water park at the end of our street. Garden City Beach is directly South of Surfside Beach and ends on a peninsula at the mouth of Murrells Inlet. The Surfside Pier, and yummy River City Grill are located 0.8 miles away. Other attractions include Marlin Quay Marina, Gulf Stream Café, Original Sam’s Corner, and Sara J’s Seafood Restaurant.

South of Surfside Beach is Murrells Inlet, a seaside community that is considered to be the 'seafood capital of South Carolina, but is also home to some of the nation's best golf courses. Once primarily a fishing village, the town is best known for the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, a half-mile boardwalk overlooking a pristine saltmarsh, and many award-winning seafood and barbecue restaurants along highway 17 business.

Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve built on four former rice plantations. It is located slightly south of Murrells Inlet, and features several themed gardens with American figurative sculptures, trails through several nature reserve ecosystems, and the lowcountry zoo.

If you’re looking for places to shop, Inlet Square Mall, The Market Common, Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach Mall, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, two Tanger Shopping Outlets, and many more shopping facilities are all within an easy drive from Surfside Beach. Looking for some entertainment, take in a show at Alabama Theater, Medieval Times, Pirates Voyage, The Carolina Opry, and Legends in concert. Other fun options are the Ripley's Aquarium, Wonder Works, Alligator Adventure, Hard Rock Cafe, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, and the Pavilion Nostalgia Park.

Several other points of interest include the waterfront community of Georgetown, the third oldest city in South Carolina and second largest seaport in South Carolina. There is also historic Conway with its downtown riverwalk area nestled on the banks of the Waccamaw River. Both towns include fine dining, shopping, and historic sites.

Surfside Beach, is closely located to Waccamaw Hospital and several urgent care facilities.

Whatever your heart desires, whatever your need, the south strand offers a little something on everyone’s to-do list. We have a variety of wonderful restaurants, fantastic retail stores, creative miniature golf, exceptional charter fishing, exciting water sports…and of course, nothing but relaxation.

More Details

Ashley Sabo
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Ashley Sabo

Our family includes my husband and I, our 2 wonderful children, and 2 laborador retrievers. I attended Clemson University, and my husband was a US Marine. I am originally from Charlottesville, VA and my husband from Orange Park, FL. We met in Charleston, SC and landed on the lake in Tega Cay, SC to raise our family. We love the lake, but also love the coast!

Ashley Sabo purchased this house in 2016

Why Ashley Sabo chose Surfside Beach

We loved this cottage and it has an adjoining yard with our other property in Surfside Beach. This will allow us to accommodate larger families.

What makes this house unique

This house is not elevated which is wonderful for those that prefer not to climb stairs. We prefer the close proximity to the beach,the private feel, and the open floor plan.


Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed w/ Twin over Full Size Bed, and Single Trundle Bed
  • The master bedroom has a queen bed, and flat screen TV with cable. The guest bedroom has 3 beds; a Full under Single Bunkbed set, and a single trundle bed. There is also a Pack N Play located in the guest room closet. This room has a flatscreen TV with cable. This guest room is perfect for adults or children. The Living Room has a Queen Sofa bed as well.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We offer an optional linen service for $75, this includes linens for all beds and bath towels. Please notify the owner if you would like add linens to your rental.


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On the "Half Shell", Adorable Beach Cottage, Steps to the Ocean, Pets Welcome!
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
Roanoke, Virginia

Adorable Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay. The house was adorable with shabby chic décor. There was plenty of pots, pan, and dinner ware, as well as a coffee pot.

The back patio was very nice for sitting out and having morning coffee, as well as afternoons with cold beverages.

Our chocolate labs had a nice spot to play in the back yard, and a short walk to the beach.

We will definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, clean, quiet and oh so close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Great week at the beach. This "cottage" was the perfect size for our family and dog. It's great that it accommodates larger dogs (not all places do). We loved that the bedrooms had the darker paneling. It allowed us to sleep in a couple of mornings :)

The beach at 10th street was closed a couple of days for beach replenishment but walking a few blocks down to 7th or 13th allowed us to still enjoy the ocean. The neighborhood was quiet and allowed for good night's sleep for all.

We will definitely book again. Working with Ashley was easy and although we had no issues, based on her prompt replies in booking, I'm sure any issues would have been addressed quickly.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Cute house located in a nice neighborhood great for a family get away, with a very short walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed.

  • 4 of 5

This was a newly renovated cottage. It had just enough space for the four of us and our dog. The bathroom was small and could have used a few more hooks for towels. Make sure to bring your essentials. I have stayed at other cottages through this website. Most have had extra toilet paper, spices, cooking oil, charcoal for cooking. Sometimes even toys for the kids and a bottle of wine for the adults! This place did not so be prepared to bring those things along with bedding, towels, and dish towels/sponges. You are pretty close to neighbors but it was really quiet when we were there. To get to the beach you walk a short block and cross a small street so it is very convenient. Overall it was a lovely place to stay. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend. We had a nice, quiet, relaxing get away- thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We have a small family and this home was exactally the right size. Great location, and full supplied with all the comforts of home. Loved spending evenings on the large shade covered back deck! Will be booking another stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, cute, quaint, convenient

  • 4 of 5

On the Half Shell was as described. What was once a very dark wood paneled home has been transformed into a cute beach cottage. The updates that have been made are ideal. The trees keep your car cool and provide a great place to relax in the shade. While it does sleep 8, privacy for multiple adults is a minimum with the back door to the deck (leading to the outdoor shower) being in on one of the 2 bedrooms. However, the closeness to the beach and moderate price can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Surfside Beach is a "family beach', that is perfectly located on the Grand Strand. It is just minutes from Murrels Inlet, Broadway on the Beach, and fantastic Tanger Outlet Shopping. There are many wonderful attractions; Golf, Mini-Gold, Water Parks, Go-Cart Courses, Ripley's Museums, Amusement Parks, and wonderful Dining!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $225

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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