"Due to a family matter, we had to go to our hometown of Orangeburg for a few days. After surveying hotel choices, I decided to go to my normally reliable option of VRBO. Due to circumstances and need to reminisce, we chose the Lake Marion area as it held so many memories of my youth. After looking over the available condo/housing choices, this property was clearly heads above the others.
Changing family circumstances caused us to alter our arrival date and the owner was super gracious in helping with the modification. The condo far exceeded our expectations. All rooms were perfectly arranged with modern furnishings, yet with a few pieces that had an antique flair. I loved the dresser in the master bedroom as it reminded of the one in my bedroom growing up which really helped on this trip. Even though time did not allow us to take advantage of the garden tub in the master bath, it looked comforting and my wife said we would have to come back to try it out. Despite the reasons for the visit, I slept well due to the very cozy and super comfortable bed.
A large table with ample chairs are in the dining room which worked out well for my family. Its round design allowed us to dine and converse easily. The lazy susan is a great touch and I commend the owner on this wise choice. All appliances worked and we had all we needed with none of the usual "I wish the place had..." and it was very clean, my compliments to the cleaners.
My family thoroughly enjoyed the balcony, watching the boats enter and leave while we sipped our glasses of wine. Even though we were not prepared to use the pool, it is very clean and the design fits well with the surroundings. I do highly recommend walking the old 301 bridge. It is the right distance for exercise and the view is fantastic. Having driven across this bridge as a young lad, this was a great walk.
There are several grocery stores and decent restaurants in the Santee area which should meet practically any taste or need. I highly recommend this property and will definitely stay here again when I visit my old stomping grounds."
Guest: Dale F.
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: May 25, 2016