The Boat House
Garden City Beach - Inlet/Channel
Bedding Types: 8 Full
The Boat House is a four-bedroom, two-bath channel-front beach house located 0.1 miles south of Garden City Pier, and a short walk (three minutes) to the beach. This property features a fully stocked kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishes and pots and pans, central heat and air conditioning, and ceiling fans. Cable TV (color) are provided. Sleeping accommodations include eight double-sized beds. Outdoor amenities include a private dock, enclosed front porch with ocean views, screened channel front back porch, and shower. Ample parking (some covered) is available. There is no dishwasher or washer and dryer. No smoking. No pets. Check-out maid service included. Linens not included. Complete linen and bath package is available for $200, sheets and pillowcases only available for $96. Maximum occupancy: 16
Conveniently located close to some of the best area attractions, Garden City Beach is directly south of Surfside Beach and ends on a peninsula at the mouth of Murrells Inlet. One of the most renowned attractions in Garden City Beach is the Pier at Garden City. Other attractions include Marlin Quay Marina, Gulf Stream Cafe, Original Sam's Corner, and Sara J's Seafood Restaurant.
Just south of Garden City 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 long boardwalk overlooking a pristine salt marsh, and the many award-winning seafood and barbecue restaurants along Highway 17 Business in the central business district.
Brookgreen Gardens, a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve built on four former rice plantations, is located slightly south of Murrells Inlet. It features several themed gardens with American figurative sculptures placed in them, 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, countless strip-malls, and many more shopping facilities are all within an easy drive from Garden City Beach. Looking for some entertainment, take in a show at Alabama Theater, Medieval Times, The Carolina Opry, Pirates Voyage, and Legends in Concert. And don't forget about Ripley's Aquarium, Alligator Adventure, Hard Rock Cafe, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, and The Pavilion Nostalgia Park.
Other points of interest close by include the waterfront community of Georgetown, the third oldest city in South Carolina and second largest seaport in South Carolina, and 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, Garden City Beach and Murrells Inlet are all close to Waccamaw Hospital and several urgent care facilities.
Whatever your desire, whatever your need, the south strand offers a little something on everyone's to-do list. We have a variety of restaurants, retail stores, miniature golf, entertainment venues, charter fishing, water sports... and of course, nothing but relaxation.
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Rates do not include taxes and fees. An additional charge of $100.00 applies to monthly winter rental rates for reservations less than 60 days.
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Overall this property was a great bargain for it's location to the pier and the beach access. However, there were some concerns and easy fixes to improve the comfort/safety of this vacation home. First the beds need to be replaced they are super old and have no support. The recliners in the sectional do not work at all. My husband had to repair 2 ceiling fans the first day we arrived or we would have heard and off balanced squeaking fan all night. There were no lights on the dock at all. We mounted to solar ones to the polls for safety reasons. The other safety issue is the front steps. Our daughter missed the last step because it was no covered like the rest of the steps in the green outdoor carpet, which made it look like you have no more steps before being on the concrete under the house. Needless to say, she fell carrying her luggage to the car and sprained her ankle and had bruises and cuts from this fall.
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The house looked exactly like the pictures. It could use some updating of the kitchen and furniture. The main ceiling fan in the living room didn't work and the main back sliding door was hard to open. None of the knives were sharp enough and there wasn't a single pair of scissors! I never knew how much I missed scissors lol! But as far a comfortably, super comfy! The outdoor shower was awesome after the beach. The dock was nice as well but could use some type of shelter from the sun, we lost one beach umbrella due to wind, trying to shelter us. I would stay here again, even if the renovations aren't done. I also wish there was a washer and dryer on the property. A maintenance man came to change the air filter while we were there, super nice and humble! So was the housekeeper who came to vacuum the floors when I asked for someone to come. Southern hospitality at its finest!!
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Pros: Great location - easy walk to the beach, pier and arcade, with beautiful views of the inlet and nice, partial view of the ocean.
Spacious living area and table seats up to 8 with more stools at the kitchen bar. Comfortable, but dated.
Cons: Needs amenities like wi-fi (for people who work remotely, kids on i-pads, etc.)and extended TV channels (we had to leave the house with a 3-year-old and infant to watch Coastal win the National Baseball Championship). Some updating needed to sliding glass doors - they are a little dangerous with small children.
Take the kids to Wild, Water and Wheels - Sunday and Monday they have good rates!!
Pirate Ship ride in Murrell's Inlet was fun for the 3-year-old, but a little pricey ($25.00 per person for about an hour ride)
Overall, we had a fun stay with the family.
We LOVE Garden City!
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