Bedding Types: 2 Queen, 4 Full
Notice 2019: Jim Mel Lou has replaced all of the bedspreads for this rental season. The virtual tour and image slideshow are up-to-date.
Jim Mel Lou is a four-bedroom, two-bath oceanfront beach house located 1.2 miles south of Garden City Pier. This home features an open floor plan (living, dining, kitchen combination) with a fully-equipped kitchen complete with microwave and dishwasher, washer, dryer, central heat and air conditioning, and ceiling fans. Three flat screen TVs (cable), DVD Player, and wi-fi are also provided. Sleeping accommodations include two queen and four double-sized beds. The outdoor living space features two covered porches (oceanfront porch furnished with rocking chairs), sundeck, two outdoor showers, and ample parking (some covered). No pets. No smoking. Check-out maid service included. Linens not included. Complete linen and bath package is available for $180, sheets and pillowcases only available for $90. Maximum occupancy: 12
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.
- Three Cable Flat-Screen TVs
- DVD Player
- Carpeted Flooring
- Central Heat/Air
- No Telephone
- Ocean Side Porch w/ Rocking Chairs
- Street Side Covered Porch
- Interior Stairwell
- Enclosed Outdoor Shower
- Easy Beach Access
- Approx. 1,750 Sq. Ft.
- NO PETS ALLOWED
- Check-Out Maid Service Included
- LINENS NOT INCLUDED
- Maximum Occupancy: 12
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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.
Guest ReviewsAvg. Rating:
JimMelLou is a very dated and basic house but that also helps make it a fantastic value. There's a ton of parking room and space inside. Location is great and the house is very functional. Private beach access is great but there's also a public access directly adjacent with a ramp for your wagon. Although dated, the house is good condition and clean. Some things we ran into that were minor maintenance issues you may run into. The outdoor showers need pull handles, the originals rusted off. The light over the card table has a sketchy plug. HVAC vents could use cleaning. Kitchen floor has a raised joint ready to peel. Fridge handle was duct taped. The only thing that gives pause for staying here a third year is the beds. All of them are downright awful. They're just uncomfortable and tough to get a good night's sleep on.
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We had a great time again this year at Jim Mel Lou! We had 8 adults, 3 kids and an infant and there was plenty of room for all. The property is not highly updated, but it is comfortable and we had everything we needed. it is beachfront, so the walk is short and easy. Garden City is such a great family beach! The beach is not too crowded and the pier and arcade are great family fun. Go to Neal and Pam's in Surfside on Monday night for Trivia and the Conch Cafe is good food on the beach!
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For the past 8-9 years my family has enjoyed staying at the Jim Mel Lou. It meets all of our needs. Great location.
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Specific to This Unit:
For a limited time, we are offering any NEW reservation a DISCOUNT on the rental rate equal to the approximate cost of the Travel Insurance premium.
This promo is valid on select properties only and applies to new reservations booked now through December 1, with an arrival date of more than 30 days after the booking date and before December 31, 2020. You MUST opt-in to purchase travel insurance through Red Sky. Discount applies to stays of seven nights or longer and does not include monthly stays. Offer cannot be applied to previously booked reservations. Not valid with any other coupons, discounts, or offers. Enter the promo code FREETI at checkout Online or call 877-767-7737 and mention this offer over the phone to one of our vacation specialists. Promo ends December 1, 2020.
Please note, Red Sky Travel Insurance does not cover travel bans or fear of travel in their current policy. Cancellations under these terms would be subject to Garden City Realty's standard cancellation policy.