- Lori O. from Powell, Posted: 07/08/2021
We have rented Actually Ours for 5 years in a row! We are a family of 6 with 3 kids. The house feels like we are “home”. It has everything we need and the location is great. We love the porches and the pool and the location to the beach. Also the great eating places within walking distance. The inside furnishings (especially the recliners) are so comfortable as are the beds! The owner and Garden City Realty are very nice to work with. We hope to continue renting there for years to come. It’s perfect for us!
- Tracy W. from Clover, Posted: 10/01/2020
This property is nicely decorated, it's spacious and fit 9 adults and 2 kids very comfortably. It has easy access to the beach and everyone enjoyed the pool. If you are looking for a nice family getaway I would highly recommend it!
Kids loved the private pool.
House is very well maintained.
- Joe A. from Wyoming, Posted: 07/14/2020
Great house in a great location,short walk to the beach,close to the pier.
Close the beach. Only issue we had was with the freeze and ice maker not working but after I called they came and fixed it. Definitely will keep this house in mind for our next trip.
- Anonymous from Waynesboro, Posted: 07/13/2020
We had a wonderful week. The house was in great shape and matched the pictures. The private pool was so nice, and so
- Lori O. from Powell, Posted: 06/15/2020
It was perfect for our family of 6 adults and two kids!
One friend requested a pool
Glad he did
Beds were great and location to bars and restaurants were fabulous
- Joseph F. from San Bruno, Posted: 09/18/2019
Had to rent a house for old buddies coming into town because mine just wasn’t big enough.
- Julie W. from Riner, Posted: 09/08/2019
Location perfect, house spotless and beautiful and very spacious. The pictures online do not do it justice. perfect size pool
- Tony C. from Fort Mill, Posted: 07/22/2019
The house was perfect. Very clean, and great location to ocean access and shopping.
- Bobbie H. from Tarboro, Posted: 07/15/2019
Being residents of NC, we have always taken our vacations on the NC Coast. Our visit to Surfside Beach has changed our mind. We intend to continue to vacation in Surfside Beach. Surfside Beach and the neighboring communities were amazing. It offered the quaint beach atmosphere while offering an abundance of activities only minutes away. Actually Ours was an amazing vacation rental. It offered everything we needed in a vacation home. It was very clean and had all of the necessities of home. We highly recommend this area and property to anyone looking for a relaxing and fulfilling vacation.
- Michael L. from Mocksville, Posted: 07/08/2019
It was a great vacation with just a few little problems. I wish I had been notified that the clothes dryer was broken so I would have known to bring more clothes and the pool was not very clean even after I talked to the pool man it still was not cleaned very well and there are no lights in or around the pool
- Amber S. from Barlow, Posted: 10/17/2018
Felt like home. Great get away home for my family and i.
- Anonymous from Durham, Posted: 08/27/2018
So we started off the day before we were supposed to be at our vacation house with a call from the realty company that our house we had last year and scheduled to be there the next day had water damage from an AC leak and couldn't be repaired in time. We were sent pics of several similar units and we made the best choice we could looking at the pictures. We dreaded not having the house from last year...However we got there and the house was wonderful - definitely tons nicer than the pictures that were online. Very well decorated, lots of little extras (games, books, videos, beach and pool toys) The salt water swimming pool was fantastic also! We definitely had a great week and didn't want to leave!
- Rhonda J. from Inman, Posted: 07/31/2018
This house has been totally updated and is nicer than the pictures currently showing. The new decorations are very beachy and the home is very clean. We had everything we needed. House is a very short walk to the beach. I would definitely recommend Actually Ours!
- Sharon E. from Burnsville, Posted: 07/06/2018
The house has an awesome floor plan and plenty of space and is well-maintained. Garden Reality went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and answer our questions. The beach is easily accessible and when not at the beach, we stayed in the pool. We loved it so much we have booked it again for next year!
Note: the next door neighbors (on the right) spray washed their pool fence and rocks and all the black "muck" blew all over our pool side furniture, while we were at the pool! We had to clean it off. It was a mess! They never offered to clean it. We still enjoyed the stay, but, thought you would like to know.
- Lori O. from Powell, Posted: 06/14/2018
We were pleasantly surprised with the home. It was perfect for our 2 married daughters and husbands and 2 small grandkids. (Could have used a high chair). It felt like home and was lovely furnished. Very comfortable and loved the location. Only problem was the outside shower didn't work. The foot wash did.
- Ryan B. from W. Columbia, Posted: 10/17/2017
The house itself is amazing, the proximity to the beach is excellent and having your own pool is the cherry on top.
- Jocita M. , Posted: 08/12/2017
The vacation house was exceptional! It was well stocked with your standard cooking utensils,walking distance to the beach, spacious, & with a private pool. Shopping close by too. We would surely rent it again if we're ever to vacation in the area.
- Anonymous from Sinking Spring, Posted: 07/31/2017
We have been coming to the Garden City/Surfside Beach area for 4 years. This was by far the nicest property we have stayed in. It has been updated and is even more beautiful than the pictures show. It was fully stocked with everything we could have wanted/needed and was beyond comfortable. The location is perfect for families in regards to the beach and restaurants. We had a golf cart, but enjoyed walking to Sophia's for ice cream and then coming home via the beach! You can not go wrong with this rental! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!
- Anonymous from Ontario, Posted: 09/20/2016
The house was furnished and decorated better than the pictures had shown online. We were very happy to be in such a warm, welcoming and comfortable house. The beach theme was beautiful and made us feel like we were on vacation. The house was clean, linen package was great (just one difficultly with the bedsheets not fitting the bed, so we got creative and made it work). The house was clean, most amenities were there. We did have to purchase some (dish soap, tinfoil etc). Pool was great! We spent most of our time there or on the beach, moments away. Great location! The property was safe and such a great location!! We would definitely come again!
- Kaneda W. from Baltimore, Posted: 09/03/2016
This rental was the absolute best. The house was clean and spacious with up to date furniture. The pictures doesn't give it any justice. Our family would most definitely rent this home again. Best part was the private pool, just perfect. The walk to the beach was so close. The 2nd best part was someone always came by to check the pool, clean it and even took out the trash and recycle bins. Wow what a service! Highly recommend this house!
- Anonymous from Valparaiso, Posted: 08/08/2016
We stayed at Actually Ours the first week of August 2016. The property was exactly like the pictures we looked at on line. The pool was larger than we thought and the pool man came and cleaned it 2 times. The house was in good shape and the beds/furniture were very comfortable. Beach access was very close, right at the end of our street. The street was very quiet. We really enjoyed our stay and we would rent this home again for our next stay in Surfside Beach. We went to our usual restaurants Crabby Mikes, Flo's, and Bovine; however we tried Malibu at Surfside Beach on Surfside Drive. The food was excellent and the service was great. The homemade cheese cake "is to die for"!
- Anonymous from Akron, Posted: 08/07/2016
Overall ok. Bed pillows filthy, bought new at local store. Beds were clean. Linen pkg nice, could have used a few more washcloths. Kitchen well stocked. Washer and dryer nice. Closets were full, no place to hang clothes. Ice maker didn't produce enough ice, had to buy bags (rental agency did offer to reimburse) a few palmetto bugs in house. Housekeeping did not clean well before we got there, looked like vomit on floor and couch but we called rental agency and they came out on Monday and cleaned it up. 6 adults, 4 kids, 2 babies, Was tight. Pool and outside shower wonderful. Would stay again but specify to rental agency clean better before we get there! Easy access to beach,
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 07/04/2016
The property, amenities and layout was perfect for our combination of families! With 4 BR, 4BA, we had more than enough room for our group of 10 - it is in a perfect location, one street over from the beach. The pool is perfect, clean and we enjoyed it when we'd had enough of the sand and kids can really enjoy it.
- Anonymous from Fairfax, Posted: 10/01/2015
Very nice property, close to Beach.
- Debbie M. from Pittsburgh, Posted: 09/20/2015
This is the second year we stayed at this location. This house is perfect for my family. The location is perfect. My husband and I are both 64 so our vacation time is for relaxing. He is retired, but I still work. Our 2 daughters and their husbands along with our 2 grandchildren come also, so there is plenty of room. The only problem is we have to come when the rates go down after Labor Day and being that my granddaughter is in 7th grade means she has to be taken out of school. If there was another house similar, with rates similar during the on season time, that would even be better. Hope to see you next year!
All in all, a terrific house to rent for a relaxing and fun beach vacation.
- Steven F. from Moon Township, Posted: 07/29/2015
Our family and another shared this wonderful beach house in Surfside Beach. Between the two families, we had four parents, two teenage boys, and two younger boys staying in the house. Actually Ours as the perfect size for this group. The house was in terrific condition, and positioned only about 300 feet from the beach. And, if you didn't feel like going to the beach at some point, but wanted the relief that comes only from being wet, this house has a beautiful private pool. This house is located only about 5 blocks from Surfside pier and several restaurants -- very short walk will get you there in no time. Plus, Surfside Beach is a wonderful place to vacation. It is not commercialized like Myrtle Beach, but you can get to Myrtle with a short drive if you choose to go.
- Anonymous from Indianapolis, Posted: 07/14/2015
There was 13 of us and we had plenty of room. Private pool was great. Clean. With that many people it would have been nice if we knew what day was trash day though. Plenty of kitchen equipment.
- Joanne W. from Mantua, Posted: 06/29/2015
We had a wonderful time! The house and pool were magnificent! Would love to return at a future time.
- Jason S. from Pittsburgh, Posted: 10/08/2014
Everyone loved this place. Big enough that we weren't in each other's way. The kids didn't want to leave.
- Liana A. from Fairfield, Posted: 09/15/2014
Property was beautiful and well maintained. We had an amazing time! They only thing that I would say is amenities were poor. There was not enough toilet paper, soap (Bath, Dish, Detergent), or shampoo for the week. Luckily we had a rental car and were able to go to the store and purchase the items.
- Anonymous from Zanesville, Posted: 08/20/2014
Good. I gave the property only a 3star on cleanliness. We brought our own sheets however the mattress covers were brown from dirt. We washed all of them before using. Cabinets in kitchen are getting to their "well-worn" stage.
- Patrice H. from Greer, Posted: 07/11/2014
Our family loved this home so much the first time we rented it in 2011 that we all voted to return this summer 2014. Ages ranged from mid sixties to 18 months. The property is beautiful and has private space for everyone as well as roominess for the whole group to gather. It is fully furnished with everything you will need down to kitchen tools. Everything was spotlessly clean and in good repair. We all enjoyed the close proximity to the beach and the private pool in our backyard was a plus with the kids. The bedrooms are decorated beautifully as are the common areas and beds are comfortable. We weren't disappointed and don't think anyone renting this house will find it anything but a delightful beach vacation home.
- Gail J. from Marion, Posted: 07/06/2014
Check in was a breeze! House was very clean! Super comfortable! Pool was fabulous! Cleaned everyday. Almost better than home! Thanks so much!
The location in Surfside is great, we will not hesitate to book this home again
- Scott A. , Posted: 09/14/2013
The house was perfect, very clean and we loved the pool!
- robert k. from Seymour, Posted: 07/16/2013
We enjoy staying at Actually Ours. It is the third time we have stayed there. Some of the rooms have been redone. The living room door needs a better curtain and new furniture. Love the location. Just a walk across the street to the beach. Pool is a nice size. Plan to stay again.
- Sandra C. from Winchester, Posted: 08/22/2011
Our stay was beautiful at this warm, charming beach house and the pools was fantastic for the kiddos!! We can't wait to go back....
- Anonymous from Glen Burnie, Posted: 08/15/2011
Closer to the beach then it looks in picture. Shower under the house, great after the beach. Turned out to be more then our expectation.
- Mark/Suzanne M. from North Royalton, Posted: 06/27/2011
Although this property description stated that it was within a block of the ocean, it was literally across the street. Beautiful, warm and inviting home! We had a great time! With 10 people, we were very comfortable. Want to thank the owners for their thoughtfulness in the decor and anemeties.