We had two big issues with the rental that could be easily fixed.
1. A couple of the mattresses were TERRIBLE! One had a dip that was so big in the middle a person on the edge would literally roll into that middle dip.
2. The internet was really bad. It was super slow and even unusable at times.
- Jennifer W. from Springfield, Posted: 10/01/2020
We had a overall good experience with this property. The location was amazing but very close to the pier so just be aware of loud music playing until late in the evening.
- Anonymous from Watertown, Posted: 07/17/2020
The house was nice and well equipped. All items were in good repair and functional. The only negative would be to move the outdoor shower to a better location out of the sand. Way too much sand gets upstairs and can be prevented by putting the shower on teh new deck.
- Jeff C. from Abingdon, Posted: 06/01/2020
We planned a last-minute beach retreat and this house was spot-on! From the reservation arrangement to the check-in and check-out process, we were well pleased. Planning to rent again next year.
- Joe A. from Lexington, Posted: 05/13/2020
The house is in a great location near the Garden City pier and a $7 uber ride from the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. The pictures are pretty spot on. There were no linens or towels in the whole house, I guess that is user error but I do not remember seeing an option while booking. Was kind of tough to find linens for a whole house at a last second notice.
- Anonymous from Myrtle Beach, Posted: 04/04/2020
We love this house!! This is our 2nd time staying here and we hope to rent it again.
- Amy & Michael D. from Bulger, Posted: 09/09/2019
We didnt stay long due to hurricane Dorian but we rented this home in the past and it was always great good job garden city
- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 08/27/2019
a few cleaning concerns and bumps to overcome, but overall good experience
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 05/20/2019
Excellent spot right on the beach and walking distance from everything in Garden City
- Betty R. from Elkhorn City, Posted: 10/16/2018
very nice. needs some updates
- Donna F. from Liverpool, Posted: 10/01/2018
Great beach house but the stay got cut short due to Florance.
- Regina S. from Taylors, Posted: 08/20/2018
Always love renting from Garden City Reality. Have always had a great experience with them and their rentals.
- Amber R. from Ward, Posted: 07/31/2018
Loved the house. Ice maker on fridge did not work. Wasn't happy about having to keep the AC no lower than 72 (it's HOT!). Loved the closeness of the beach and the private walkway. Would definitely recommend!
- Anonymous from Watertown, Posted: 07/24/2018
Overall a positive experience. All listed items were accurate and it was a great location. Being a duplex worried me, but it seemed to be well insulated between the units. Garden City Realty was wonderful as always, friendly and helpful. The pier noise along with the downtown noise wasn't overwhelming where it interrupted sleep. A few negative notes: The rear sliding door was off the track and appeared to have been for a good period of time judging from the scratches in the floor. Called a work order in on Sunday and it was fixed by Wednesday. It probably should've been caught by the inspecting crew much sooner than my visit. The mattresses in two of the upstairs rooms (queen and King) should be replaced, kind of flat. Consider a child gate on the back patio. Maybe replace the flimsy Adirondack chairs with a couple more rockers. For those who like the square canopy's...Not allowed on this beach...Would've been nice to know before I transported it all the way there (now you know) My third rental in this area and this one ranks toward the top.
The light from the Carnival ride did give a couple of the travelers issues they had to cover up the window at night. We had a group of 12 with three families. We stayed home for most meals and the only issue we had was that we cooked a great deal and only had one tiny skillet to use and had to cook supper in multiple batches.
We loved the rooms, and the location. The beach was beautiful. We had several nights when people would light off fireworks right in front of the house on the beach very late at night which was not fun for the 5 year old and sleeping. Having the towels and sheets provided made it nice. Loved having the full sized washer and dryer. Kitchen was great with up to date appliances and plenty of silverware and dishes. The island in the kitchen made meal prep easier for a large group. We would have loved to have a couple extra chairs on the deck for morning coffee. We had a great time.
- Linda J. from Butler, Posted: 07/02/2018
We loved the location as well as the accommodations.
- Anonymous from North Myrtle Beach, Posted: 03/08/2018
Wonderful stay at Against the Wind A! The house was clean and neatly decorated! It was perfect for our group of ten. The view of the pier at sunrise and sunset was breathtaking every day! We were able to walk to everything! Food, entertainment and shopping! Great location! Can’t wait to return next year!
- James N. from New Brighton, Posted: 11/19/2017
IT WAS GREAT NO ISSUES NO PROBLEMS. UNIT WAS VERY CLEAN AND WELCOMING
- Fran/George D. from Grimsby, Posted: 10/30/2017
The Beach House was great, especially with 17 small children, oldest being 10 years of age. Not having to cross the road was a real plus. We could easily keep an eye on them all from the balcony.
- Jim G. from Anderson, Posted: 05/01/2017
Had a great time
- Amy B. from Pooler, Posted: 01/17/2017
We rented a five bedroom beach house for extended out-of-state family coming in for my mother's memorial service. We grew up in the Grand Strand, spending countless hours on the beach by Garden City pier. This house is less than a block from the pier and right on the ocean. It was a wonderful location, ideal for the 4 families who shared the house for the weekend. While the living/kitchen area is small compared to other beach areas, the location could not be beat.
- Brian/Belinda B. from Washington, Posted: 11/28/2016
Need drapes or something besides mini blinds in back bedroom. The living room needs drapes on doors to outside reflection off water makes it too bright to sleep on couches there. Mattresses could be much better, too soft!
- Carol Y. from Murrysville, Posted: 10/20/2016
rented 1st week with Garden City everything was perfect, 2nd week we rented from Dunes realty everything was aweful. Will only rent from Garden City Realty ever again. Thank you.
- Anita T. from New London, Posted: 09/26/2016
We have rented from Garden City Reality about 4 times in the past, mostly work related. A few years back we stayed 2 houses over Riva’s A. So I knew ahead what to expect (The steps and music from Pier). While these houses are similar there is a slight difference in the space of the rooms, but not a deal breaker. We had a few needs while there but each call was answered very quickly and very kind people! There are some things that happened that was beyond anyone’s control and again very quick response and met our needs as best as possible. We will return!!!!
- Anonymous from Pendleton, Posted: 07/04/2016
We took both sides A&B, the house was perfect for 5 families. Proximity to the pier, arcades, shopping, and of course the beach, was great for all the kids. We were in for a baseball tournament, and all of us would recommend this house to any baseball/softball parents!
- Anonymous from Jackson, Posted: 06/20/2016
It was good.
- Anonymous from Struthers, Posted: 05/23/2016
great house at a great location recently painted and floors redone had one issue was resolved to our satisfaction already ready to return next bike week
- Tim M. from Ashburn, Posted: 05/02/2016
We rented both sides of the house for our annual golf trip. This is the third year in a row we have stayed in this house and there is no doubt the best aspect of this house is the location. The house is nice, but nothing fancy. There are better properties on the beach, but I doubt any have a better location for such a great price. I would recommend the property without hesitation.
- Anonymous from Saginaw, Posted: 10/12/2015
We have stayed in the same house twice now. We love the location and the house. It works perfectly for our family. The only complaint is that both times the house is always a little dirty. The house is kept clean but the floors are far from perfect and the walls could use a washing! Even tough the house could use a deep clean and this year we were visited by a hurricane we would stay again!!!
- Anonymous from Kossuth, Posted: 07/29/2015
The house was plenty roomy enough for our family of 13.Enjoyed having the 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and plenty of water pressure for all when getting ready to go out.The downstairs got pretty warm by evening as the air conditioning didn't keep it very cool.Was hard to get hold of someone to come look at it and then it took a couple days before someone showed up.When someone finally came he said he would send someone out to look at it,but we never saw anyone after that.The music from the pier was enjoyable in the evening while sitting on the deck.Great proximity to walk to the pier and stores.A little disheartened that tents couldn't be put on the beach as we have always done this in the past.Overall our stay was very enjoyable.
- John H. from Naperville, Posted: 07/20/2015
The property was clean and ready prior to 3pm. when he downstairs a/c unit malfunctioned, the repairs were completed within a few hours. overall, I would use Garden City Realty on my next trip to Myrtle Beach.
- Rebecca V. from Jamestown, Posted: 06/01/2015
Great little town, lots to do within a blocks walk, house was clean and nice!
- Anonymous from Struthers, Posted: 05/19/2015
enjoyed 3 days of storms and 4 days of sunshine in the perfect location for a beach house within walking distance of all our needs from an early morning newspaper to music on the pier at night
- Anonymous from port rowan, Posted: 05/13/2015
- Ila D. from Greensboro, Posted: 12/02/2014
We were disappointed that no one ever came to fix the ice maker . The person that came to our place. Thought my husband was crazy. His comment was " if you would just cut the ice maker on, it would work". My husband had already tried that. Other than that, we had a great week. We had to buy forks. There were only 5 forks on our side.
- Noel H. from Ringgold, Posted: 11/18/2014
I realize its late in the season, that being said the carpet needs to be cleaned or replaced,and rooms could stand painting. Satisfied with location. Would stay here again.
- Anonymous from Madison Heights, Posted: 10/10/2014
Had "A" and "B" Side. Great views, friends, and family. Against the Wind is awesome.
- Carol S. from Frankfort, Posted: 09/22/2014
Our vacation experience was great. We all had the best time and the house was great. It had enough room for all of us and we loved that it was right on the beach and easy access.
- Malissa G. from Marion, Posted: 08/12/2014
Location was fantastic! We were able to listen to the music on the pier from our deck. We were close to any and all activities.
- Wayne T. from Liberty Township, Posted: 07/21/2014
A little crazy at first but got the keys at 3. The lady at the office said they would call us when it was cleaned and inspected but never happened. Got 2 extra set of keys, one didn't work and the inspector said they would come onsite and make a new key....never happened. My wife noticed we got all the linens for B but we were staying in A. Ran the vacuum and it was completely clogged so we fixed that ourselves. Icemaker was very slow so bought ice. They need to have a broom and dustpan for little cleanups. Overall everyone had a good time
- Jada C. from Fallston, Posted: 07/08/2014
We had a great time and enjoyed watching the fireworks from the porch!! Garden City Realty, the house, the beach and Woodys Beach Rental are the bomb!!
- Anonymous from Struthers, Posted: 05/23/2014
loved being on the ocean close to pier and and bars steps were intimidating when arriving with luggage but great calorie burners for those if us who enjoy all the great seafood in the area been coming to bike wek for 16 years this was probably our favorite ever thanks garden city realty
- Anonymous from West Columbia, Posted: 10/24/2013
Excellent location and property but I agreed with other reviewers - there was dirt in corners and around door frames that was ground in and should have been cleaned prior to our stay. Most outside lights were not working but maintenance was fast and efficient in replacing the one I complained about.
- Thomas H. from West Columbia, Posted: 10/14/2013
Had a great time. Perfect location. Only problem was no electrical power downstairs to connect battery tender to my 68 shovlehead.
- Jill W. from Lancaster, Posted: 08/26/2013
Everyone thought the place was great. We plan on renting again next year.
- Mary C. from Edgefield, Posted: 08/17/2013
We really enjoyed this rental and the location. Only negative I can say is the stairs where very high and steep. But other than that we loved this rental and will stay there again. It is in the middle of all the noise of the pier but we like this also.
- Anonymous from Punxsutawney, Posted: 06/14/2013
This is our third stay at Against the Wind A. Just like our first visit in 2010, the house was clean and inviting. We hope to visit the beach again next year, and if we do, we will again stay at this home.
- Karen H. from Biscoe, Posted: 05/26/2013
Great location, walking distance to shops, fishing pier, and restaurants.
- Anonymous from Lexington, Posted: 05/01/2013
All in all we had a great stay. Perfect spot with everything in walking distance. If you have a large family and need both sides I highly recommend it. The master bed needs a little more cushion but all in all good. I would stay again!
- Ann M. from Amherst, Posted: 04/09/2013
Had a wonderful time with our family was nice to have ahouse big enough for the whole family
- Don M. from York Haven, Posted: 04/03/2013
We enjoyed our stay very much. The property was represented as if it was the "whole" house but in actuality it was only a half of a house. It was a little smaller than we expected but it had beautiful views and was situated in an area that was easy to navigate. Water pressure in the bathrooms could have been better, but overall the amenities were as described. Very small living area for a large family but there was a large kitchen table. We would return to the area but would look for a larger living space next time.
We would definitely use Garden City Realty again, but may need a bigger house because like all families ours is still growing!
- Anonymous from Saginaw, Posted: 11/16/2012
Thank you for your response to your visit to Garden City Realty and to Against the Wind side A. In response to your feedback I would like you to know you can rent both sides of this home doubling the amount of bedrooms from 5 to 10 hopefully making adequate space for your family.
- Garden City Realty staff
We had a great time! The living area in the house was a little small for all of us, but bedrooms were just right. We were there in the off season so the location was great. However the house is right next to public access, so the beach was a little busy on certain days, I dont think I would like it during the busy season. The entire family had fun, if not on the beach there was so much to keep them occupied within walking distance.
- Donna F. from Liverpool, Posted: 11/02/2012
I would diffently stay there again.
would definetly recommend!
- Susan G. from McColl, Posted: 07/09/2012
Over all the stay was great. Beach access was great, could hear the music from the pier. Fireworks were viewed from our back porch....
- Jeffrey E. from Triangle, Posted: 08/22/2011
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this review. The owner has replaced the mattress and foundation in the "Green Room" this season. We hope to see you in the future!
- Garden City Realty staff
House could use some new mattresses for beds
PROS: Within walking distance to pier and shops--middle school kids especially loved this. Doorway in living room connected both sides making it a 10 bedroom house with two kitchens, two living areas, etc.--huge plus. One side was usually kid oriented and the other more adult oriented. Nice to be together, but not exactly, avoiding renting two beach houses. Large kitchen tables and kids loved seats around bar that raised and lowered. WiFi was great for those uploading pictures to Facebook and adults who had to check in with work.
CONS: Close to pier so beach was more crowded, more traffic and music from pier could be heard (good or bad depending on band/karaoke singer). One bunk room on each side (pink walls/zebra bedding) did not have a closet and lacked a mirror. Some dresser drawers in need of repair. Sleeper sofa is not actually a mattress--more like a trundle that pulled out to couch level made of same material as couch. Variable kitchen supplies--usually searched from one side to the other to find what we needed and over the years have learned to bring a lot of our own. Rusted patio furniture and debris under and around house.
- Anonymous from Columbus, Posted: 08/02/2011
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this review. The owner left the patio chairs under the house for people to use at the beach, or just to use at the front of the house to relax and watch the people walk by. Because they started to rust, the owner removed them. There has been a mirror added to each of the pink rooms. There will be new pots and pans, cutting board, cutlery set, stainless steel coffee maker, mixer, toaster, and electric can opener in the kitchen this year. We hope that you come back to see us soon!
- Garden City Realty staff
Rented the entire house for a large family vacation in July 2011.
- Hunter W. from Greenville, Posted: 08/01/2011
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this review. The paint pans have been removed from under the house. The house now has all new stainless steel appliances (oven, microwave, dishwasher, and double door refrigerator with water and ice despenser). The house is also treated monthly for bugs. We hope to see you in the future!
- Garden City Realty staff
The check in process-my representative was constantly stepping away from the counter to answer questions other representatives had-no problem with check out-placed a service call about the oven being filthy and ants on the oven, kitchen counter tops and master bathroom-oven cleaned immediately and housekeeping told me someone would come spray-no response-old paint pans and other debris under the house in the parking area-good location and overall the house was in in good condition-good value for the money
- Susan B. from Germantown, Posted: 07/11/2011
The only thing I would mention is that the property is located right next to the entrance for Public Access and we had some problems with trash build-up as well as not being able to find places to set up chairs, etc. right in front of the property. Also, we could hear the bands on Garden City Pier each night, which we enjoyed, but if you are looking for quiet and privacy, this would not be where you would want to stay!