- Anonymous from Greenville, Posted: 05/31/2021
We really enjoyed our stay! There was more than enough room and being right on the beach was wonderful! We were worried about the parking bc our family came into town at different times but we were able to fit 4 regular size cars/SUV’s on one side of the duplex! It was within walking distance of the Garden City pier! There is public beach access right next to the duplex so there were more people on the beach due to that being so close. The police patrolled the area and beach a lot so that made us feel very safe, we really appreciated that especially with 2 small kids! I saw one review that mentioned the band from the pier...they did have a band playing each night that you could hear most in the master bedroom but the pier closed at 11:00 every night so it wasn’t bad at all. We enjoyed sitting on the porch listening to the music each night! The porch and rocking chairs were one of our favorite things about the house! A wonderful place to spend time with your family and enjoy all the beach has to offer!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!
- James G. from Alliance, Posted: 05/18/2021
This rental worked out perfect for our trip and was well maintained.
- Kimberly M. from East Liverpool, Posted: 05/17/2021
It was wonderful! We loved every moment. The house was amazing, right near town, plenty of parking space. But the best parts were the deck and being right on the beach. It was all great! We even had parking room for the cart we rented.
- Timothy M. from Broadlands, Posted: 04/26/2021
We've been staying in this same house (both sides) for about 10 years on our annual golf trip. Best house location on the beach. Walk to pier, grocery, restaurants, bars, shops, etc. New deck is nice. Recently received new mattresses for the bunk rooms, but could use new mattresses for all beds.
- Buddy G. from Marion, Posted: 04/12/2021
My family had a great this past week.
- Mark G. from Alliance, Posted: 10/19/2020
Entire family was very pleased and like to return. I would recommend this property
- Susan S. from Morgantown, Posted: 08/17/2020
Great week! Thanks for everything!
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 08/10/2020
My husband likes to fish, so this was really convenient, but it might have been TOO close. The house was clean and well maintained, and the view was beautiful. We really enjoyed our time there. The only downside was the WiFi; it was pretty much non-existent. With 8 of us trying to get on, none of us actually were able to stay logged on so we pretty much did NOT have access to WiFi.
- Anonymous from Smyrna, Posted: 06/23/2020
The house and location are great! Unfortunately, My husband went down to our vehicle to bring a bag up that I had left and he forgot to lock the door back, I went back down maybe 2 hours later and someone had broken into the car and stole the gun out of the glove compartment. This was during the day. We reported it to the police, the gun was registered to us. That and the weather kind of put a damper on our week along with a man drown right near us on Friday, however all of this had nothing to do with the house - just a few lessons learned, never leave your car unlocked, don't swim when there is a riptide and make the best of bad weather! The house was great and has a beautiful view.
- Anonymous from Warrensville Heights, Posted: 04/06/2020
Vacation was amazing. I have been travelling to N. Myrtle Beach every year for the past 10 years and this was my first time in Garden City. I am in love. We have already planned next year in same house or another with Garden city realty. They were friendly and helpful. Beach beautiful and quiet. Not nearly as crowded as the N. Myrtle area. Location close to everything you need. Town small and friendly. Views from house beautiful and a very very short walk to pier.
- Jeannette B. from Rogers, Posted: 12/02/2019
We spent Thanksgiving week at the beach house and absolutely loved it. My husband and I loved waking up every morning to the sun rising. We also loved sending our daughter and her cousins out to play in the sand on the beach just steps away from the back door. The location was close to a lot. The kitchen was well equipped with the exception of a few baking dishes. It was Thanksgiving after all. :)
- Ermal A. from Waynesville, Posted: 07/15/2019
Wonderful stay. Property was very clean with enough room for all 11 of us to spread out. Great view of the ocean and pier with easy access to the beach. Property management was quick to address any concerns we had, which were few. Music from the pier was really only noticeable if sleeping in the room with the great view of the ocean and then only on Friday night. Plenty to do within walking distance. Only minor drawback for us were the stairs but that seems typical for oceanfront properties. Overall it was a great stay and would stay again.
- Anonymous from COOKEVILLE , Posted: 05/14/2019
Nice house , great location, especially if you have children because you can easily walk to pier
- Marie P. from Leesville, Posted: 12/11/2018
Everything was fine. It was as described. The view was great! Had all my family in for Thanksgiving dinner and the the table was perfect so everyone could sit together!
- Gord and Gelinda V. from St Anns, Posted: 11/12/2018
The house was clean and worked great for our family. We really enjoyed being right on the beach. The only complaint we had was that the home sleeps 16 and there were not enough cutlery and cups for that many people. I ended up going to buy some so we had enough for one meal. Would def recommend this place!
- Betty R. from Elkhorn City, Posted: 10/16/2018
very nice stay. needs a few updates.
- Steve L. from Lubbock, Posted: 09/11/2018
We stayed in The Wind Side B for a week in August and had a great time. The house itself was perfectly nice with very comfortable beds. It was clean and everything worked perfectly. We did not have reason to use the kitchen for cooking but found all the appliances and equipment necessary. Our main interests were cleanliness (it was), convenience to the beach (was awesome), working TV's (they worked perfect with a good cable line-up too) and great beds (as mentioned the beds were super comfortable). The location was perfect to get to the water and to the pier and the location also offered easy access down Atlantic Avenue to Hwy 17 and so many of the golf courses and other activities. I would not hesitate to stay there again and will most likely try to secure the house for another visit next summer. I look forward to returning.
- Judy B. from Belvedere, Posted: 06/19/2018
Very nice location for a family vacation.
- Gerald H. from Miamisburg , Posted: 08/28/2017
- Anonymous from Burbank, Posted: 10/11/2016
Very nice vacation rental right on the ocean. I did not realize there would be so many steps getting to the living space. We had a toddler with us and it was difficult to get him up and down the steep and abundant steps that had no backing on them. Also enjoyed the pier with the exception of the nightly band that played every night we were in residence. The band only took a break at 10pm then started back playing again. For our situation, we would look for a property with less steep steps as well as something further from the pier due to the nightly band. The proximity to the ocean was unsurpassed and the view was great! I did ask for a call back after hours because of the hurricane evacuations that were mandatory due to Mathew and did not get a call back from management. However, the answering service person did say they get hurricane evacuations all the time and not to worry. I wish someone would have called me back since we are unfamiliar with evacuations and gas stations running out of gas. But this was a chance we took with booking in October! The water and the weather were beautiful right up to our last day. We also chartered a boat from the Crazy Sister Marina and caught enough fish for dinner and had a great time on the water.
- Anonymous from Madison Heights, Posted: 10/10/2016
Some problems,but the staff promptly took care of. With aid and service of Brandon Stacks My group can't wait to come back. Hope Matthew missed everyone. Thanks again Brandon.
- Shannon B. from Martin, Posted: 05/24/2016
Bike Week May, 2016 - 8 adults, plenty of room - nice place. Cookware lacking, but we made it work. Would stay again
- Timothy M. from Broadlands, Posted: 05/03/2016
I rented the whole house (both sides A and B). The location is awesome and within a 1-2 minute walk to the pier, restaurants, bars, shops, grocery, etc. The house and the furnishings are not the most up to date on the beach, but they aren't bad either. For the price you can't beat it. I've stayed in this same house three years in a row now, if that says anything.
- Brian C. from Dallas, Posted: 04/10/2016
I rented both sides of this house for a 4 couple vacation for the week before our annual golf trip. Perfect location right below Atlantic Ave. Against the Wind B was painted just before our stay and the fumes bothered 1 in our party but I personally stayed in that side with no issues. House was clean with everything you can need to stay. If playing southern courses again would stay again
- Anonymous from Kenbridge, Posted: 12/07/2015
Just before arriving, the Realty called saying half of our unit had electrical problems. However, they gave us the house next door which was more space for less money and perfect for our family group of 17--great accommodations in a great location. We'd like to come again. Thanks so much.
- Kimberly D. from Fayetteville, Posted: 11/03/2015
My family and friends had a wonderful week and would definitely stay again. The location could not be beat! Hopefullyy Same time next year!
- Charles C. from Bloomfield, Posted: 09/14/2015
excellent location close to everything will be back again
- Leisa S. from Florence, Posted: 08/17/2015
Great location, very close to the Garden City pier. House was great, love having the four bathrooms. Only one problem with tubs not draining very well. We would definitely recommend this house to family and friends and we would rent again as well. We had a wonderful vacation.
- Sarah C. from West Demoines, Posted: 06/30/2015
This place was perfect for the amount of people we had. When we showed up there was a few problems with the cleanness of one of the sides but, they can right away and got it taken care of.
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 12/03/2014
3 nights for a guy's weekend
- Anonymous from Lorton, Posted: 10/14/2014
This place is a lot of space for a little $. I would mention that it was a bit loud on the weekends and you could tell it was well used. The carpet probably needs replaced. It was a perfect spot for us however with a great view. We saw a lot of wildlife including many sand sharks that the local fishermen like to feed off the pier.
- Donald L. from New Whiteland, Posted: 07/21/2014
Got my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren together for the first time at a relaxing, entertaining week, the was long overdue.
- Kevin D. from Wheelersburg, Posted: 06/02/2014
Very nice place.
- Marisa S. from Madison Heights, Posted: 05/28/2014
Thank you for taking your time to fill out our review. We do apologize, this is the first complaint that we have received regarding any splinters on the deck and walkway. The owner has been notified and is going to take care of this. We hope to see you again at Against the Wind B.
- Garden City Realty staff
We had a wonderful time. The sunrises in the morning were amazing. The view of the pier and the sounds from the pier at night were great. We saw sharks swimming at the end of the pier and watched dolphins swimming just off the shore! The only complaint that I do have is that many of the people that vacationed with us (including children) got splinters from walking on the deck and walkway to the beach. Other than that we had a great time! Thank you so much.
- Karen H. from Biscoe, Posted: 05/21/2014
This was the 3rd time staying at this property and will be back again. Good location, walking distance to local restaurants, businesses and the pier.
- Mary B. from Gallipolis, Posted: 09/09/2013
We had a wonderful vacation with some of our family at this beach house. The weather was great,food was wnderful and the water was warm...can't ask for any more than that. Hope to go again next year. We have rented several years from Garden City Realty and will do it again.
- Trisha M. from Minneapolis, Posted: 08/05/2013
We loved the convenience to the pier. We loved the number of bathrooms. We loved the beach access.
- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 05/07/2013
Thank you for taking your time and completing the review for Against the Wind B. The carpets for both sides of the home were cleaned in March and will be steam cleaned again at the end of May. Thank you for choosing Against the Wind and Garden City Realty. We look forward to your return in September.
- Garden City Realty staff
The weather sucked! (20 mph winds!). Carpet needed cleaning. Under cabinet lights would be nice. One-drain kitchen sink without sprayer made dish washing difficult. Ice maker was extremely slow. This is why a perfect score was not given. BUT, we are thinking about renting both sides in September.
- Debra M. from Normal, Posted: 04/01/2013
Thank you for your response to your visit to Garden City Realty and to Against the Wind side B. 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. Also regarding the broken icemaker, we have our own maintenance and housekeeping department that makes house calls for your convenience if you ever have issues.
- Garden City Realty staff
The house is beautiful - We would definitely come back again! Rooms are great - master is the best - the view with those large windows is just awesome!. The ice maker was still broken, so bring your own ice. The only thing I would mention, if you're close to maxing out space, the downstairs pull out, is not really a queen. It's a slide out but we couldn't fit 2 on it. The teenagers adapted easily with a sleeping bag though. It's a perfect location and stuff to do right in town for our guests aging 8-70. The pier was nice to walk down - snacks/bar and minimal amount to fish all day - they cover your license. Overall, I would definitely recommend!!
- Marie Josee A. from Contrecoeur, Posted: 08/01/2012
It was to short!
- MELANIE H. from Dayton, Posted: 07/26/2012
Had a wonderful time with family and friends. We rented both sides and had a blast. Loved the location and the fact we were so close to the pier. Can't wait to go back !!!
- Judy A. from New Orleans, Posted: 04/06/2012
It was a treat to walk into the house and immediately see the beautiful ocean view. We had a grand time.
- Carl C. from Murfreesboro, Posted: 10/15/2011
We wanted to include the whole family this year. We had 13 adults and 10 children so we needed lots of room and plenty of beds. This whole duplex was ideal. We had a great time right on the beach. Thank you.
- Anonymous from Salem, Posted: 09/13/2011
A lot of steps to climb for us older folks, but that would be the same at any of the beach rentals. We all enjoyed our time there very much. Although it was cut short by Hurricane Irene. We left a day early. A great place.
board, no sharp knife... very complicated to cut our vegetables. In addition, the broom was stuck with tape and we have to buy a new one which is not acceptable when you pay 3800k for a week. But overall, If you rectify this situation, I would recommend this
- Marie Josee A. from Contrecoeur, Posted: 08/15/2011
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this review. The owner has now replaced all of the pots and pans, added a cutting board, and a brand new cutlery set. The owner was unaware that the broom had been broken and has now been replaced. We hope to see you in the future!
- Garden City Realty staff
The house was wonderful, well equipped with beautiful view on the beach. Enough room for our group. I only have one negative point: not enough cauldron and/or too old cauldron. It was impossible to cook eggs and other meals in these conditions. No cutting
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.