- Anonymous from Frederick, Posted: 11/29/2022
The duplex was perfect for 2 families staying for Thanksgiving along with 2 dogs. So happy to see Keurig coffee machine available. The wi-fi was upstairs was abit spotty sometimes compared to the main floor. It would be nice to have instructions to operate the TV's and the remotes.
- David S. from Garnett Valley, Posted: 10/14/2022
- Anonymous from Frazeysburg, Posted: 09/29/2022
We stayed in the Better Twin for 10 days beginning Labor Day weekend. We thought the location was great. The home had a lot of room and was very well stocked with everything we needed in the kitchen with the exception of cabinet space for food and snacks. As stated in other reviews the pantry smelled musty from the mop but we didn’t use it so it was fine. It does have a lot of steps so if you are elderly or can’t do steps the Better Twin would not be a good choice. We loved having a private pool however the tree on the other side of the fence kept it full of leaves. Also the upstairs was very hot when we arrived and we found it was due to a broken handle on the sliding patio door in the 2nd floor street side bedroom. It was left open a couple of inches and doesn’t lock. The door also had a large gap between the stationary side and sliding side. Large enough we stuffed a towel in it. After that the room cooled down. Also the carpet in that particular room had a couple stains. Looked like something spilled or pet had accident. I realize it is the end of the season and accidents happen but I just don’t know why the guest that had the spill or pet accident didn’t clean it up. Some people just don’t respect others property. Overall, the house was one of the best we have stayed in and would definitely rent again.
- Donna L. from Rockingham, Posted: 09/26/2022
The duplex was fabulous. Clean, great location shopping, beach, restaurants.
- Anonymous from Lancaster, Posted: 09/24/2022
. The house was clean and lots and of room. Walking distance to the ocean . The pool was wonderful for our family.
- Jami Lynn K. from McClellandtown, Posted: 09/23/2022
This was our 2nd year at this rental, the house and pool are always clean, when we arrive, we are a short walk to the beach and central to shopping and dining locations. There are plenty of things in the area to keep you busy.
- Dawn S. from Mars, Posted: 08/22/2022
Nice rental. Easily accommodated 2 familes,8 people. Good location, easy walk to beach. Pool is nice.
We couldn’t get into our place until 4:45 which is the only negative about our stay. Keypad entry is great!! Would rent again.
- Karen L. from Altoona, Posted: 08/01/2022
Convenient location with just a short walk to the beach and restaurants.Very roomy house and nice pool area. Linen and towel package was a very nice feature included with rental. Sliding glass door in front bedroom did not close the whole way so afternoon heat came was supposed to be fixed but was not during our stay. Same bedroom has a loose toilet seat. Both were minimal issues and didn’t hamper our stay at all.
- Anonymous from Salem, Posted: 07/25/2022
Overall we loved the house. It was closer to the beach than expected and equipped with everything needed to make it a wonderful vacation. This home offered plenty of space. The pool area was the favorite spot to relax after a long day on the beach. Surfside beach is our favorite spot due to not being as crowded and much cleaner beaches. Would recommend the Pirates Voyage while visiting especially with kids.
- Anonymous from Ramseur, Posted: 06/27/2022
Overall the house was great. Location was perfect. The bedroom layout worked well for our family. Our only concern was that there was a dirty mop stored in the pantry causing the pantry to smell dirty and like mildew. We didn't want to store food in there. It would be nice if the mop could be stored with the washer instead.
- Jami Lynn K. from McClellandtown, Posted: 08/23/2021
The home was beautifully maintained and was roomy enough for our family. It's close to the beach and stores. It was so perfect we already booked for 2022
- Anne S. from Soddy Daisy, Posted: 08/02/2021
We enjoyed the dining room as we ate together every night with 10 people, age 5-90! The proximity to the beach was our best ever for a rental. Bedrooms are spacious. Happy the main areas are tile, carpets seem a little tired.
- Anonymous from Greer, Posted: 07/19/2021
Overall, Better Twin was a comfortable house and we enjoyed a great week of family fun. The rooms We’re big enough and the beds okay. The furnishings are getting a little old, but are serviceable. Pool was nice and partly shaded most of the day.
The house had a lot of room. The bedrooms and bathrooms were fine. We did not use the appliances or tv so can't speak to that. Linens are there but you have to make your own beds.
The only thing that could be upgraded was the wi-fi. Only could get it to work in certain areas of the house. Couldn't always get messages or send pictures. We did have everyone in the house hooked to it though, so that could have been the reason.
Overall I would highly recommend!
- Elizabeth T. from Henrico, Posted: 07/12/2021
Better Twin has an amazing location to the beach. So close. Pop out the door and on the beach in 3 minutes. Nice to have two porches to hang out. Top porch can slightly see the ocean between two buildings. The pool was awesome in that it was larger than others I saw and had a larger patio around it than most.
- Karen M. from High Point, Posted: 06/10/2021
The house was wonderful, clean and everything we needed. Plenty of room
- Arjun G. from Aldie, Posted: 04/06/2021
We stayed 5 days in spring break and the price was very affordable considering how close to the beach this house is located.
- Jennifer H. from Concord, Posted: 07/20/2020
We had a great week at the beach. The location was awesome - such a short walk to the beach. We enjoyed having a private pool. It was great to be able to bring our dogs, too.
- Anonymous from Cynthiana, Posted: 07/06/2020
Better twin is in an ideal location for beach access! It is literally 1/2 block from the beach! We also used our pool a LOT! Although not necessary, we did rent a golf cart for the week, and other than first-day grocery shopping, we used it for all of our other running. This property was super clean and accommodated our group comfortably. Some suggestions for the owners: the patio furniture on the main level front porch needs replacing. 2 chairs are literally falling apart. Vertical blinds in the upstairs bedroom that has the balcony also need to be replaced. They seem to be warped and will not turn which prevented any privacy and made for a very hot room when the sun was shining in. The patio table poolside should be replaced as it has quite a bit of rust. It would have also been nice to have chairs around that table. There were several lounge chairs poolside, but only 1 upright chair which made it difficult to eat meals outside. Property is a little dated, however very clean and well stocked. We would stay here again.
We loved having our own pool (we typically stay in condos)
I like to lay in the sun so the amount of shade the pool gets from the tree is a negative for me but my husband liked it!
We really enjoyed the location and we rented a golf cart to enjoy and I would definitely recommend that!
All in all the home was nice and the location was great (first time not being ocean front and didn’t really mind) honestly the walk to the beach was just as quick as getting on an elevator and walking through everything at the condos!
- Misty C. from Narrows, Posted: 08/07/2019
First time in a surfside and we loved it!
My only recommendation the one bedroom w double and connected bathroom needs upgraded to queen mattress and replaced bed frame.
- Anonymous from Columbus, Posted: 06/25/2019
We had a group of ten and this house had plenty of room, clean, and great location. My family and friends had the best summer vacation!
- Kenneth T. from Mountain City, Posted: 06/12/2019
House was clean and very roomy. The location is great!
- Michael S. from Stafford, Posted: 09/17/2018
We had a great time at this house. It was much cleaner than most of our previous houses. We always go the last two weeks in August so the houses usually are in need of a deep cleaning by then. The only issue we had was an extremely stinky closet in the kitchen. We cleaned it and sprayed it several times but the smell lasted pour entire stay. After airing it out for several days we just kept the door shut.
- Jeanne M. from Columbia, Posted: 08/02/2018
We highly recommend staying at "Better Twin"! Reality office staff was friendly, efficient and helpful. When we arrived, the rental house was very clean and the rooms seemed even more spacious than pictures showed, allowing our entire family to have plenty of room in bedrooms as well as in shared living areas. The location was fabulous with quick and easy access to the beach! Our grandchildren also enjoyed the private pool which was serviced three times while we were there. Surfside Beach is very family-oriented and calm, yet close to a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy. Great place for a large family to vacation!
- Anonymous from Middletown, Posted: 07/10/2017
We enjoyed the location of the house. The shower curtain was moldy in the master bath, there was a rip in the carpet and the shower did not work in the 2nd floor rear. Having kids, we were concerned about the glass kitchen table. The beds were comfy and the living space was a nice size.
We did have some issues with the pool - the pump was not working correctly (it would not run) & was in constant need of cleaning - we called & the pool cleaner was there within 5 minutes. They cleaned the pool & it did ok, but the next day same issue. There is a tree on the other side of the fence and that was another part of the problem with keeping the pool clean.
Overall we had a great stay and will definitely rent from Garden City Realty again.
- Anonymous from Nickelsville, Posted: 06/05/2017
First time renting through Garden City Realty - the experience was great. The staff was friendly & helpful. We arrived early and the house was ready, so we didn't have a wait. The location of the house is perfect, it's just a short walk to the beach. There was 6 of us and we had plenty of room.
- Patsy W. from Statesville, Posted: 08/29/2016
A great place and week! 3rd year we've stayed at this house. Perfect location! Love the private pool and hot tub!
- Cynthia T. from Greenville, Posted: 08/21/2016
we had a great time and the house was wonderful
- Kimberly C. from Orangeburg, Posted: 07/25/2016
A few minor issues but hot resolved quickly.
- Anonymous from Oak Hill, Posted: 07/04/2016
This is a wondrerful place for a family to stay. Pool, hot tub, close to the ocean and plenty of room for everyone. The owner was very accommodating. We've stayed here 3 times & hope to again.
- Mark W. from Matthews, Posted: 04/09/2016
Very nice home. Hopefully it will be available for our trip next year. The home is well appointed and clean. We had 10 people here and were quite comfortable. The location is perfect for our needs. The only issues were that nobody informed me the hot tub was not working at all and the pool wasn't cleaned until the afternoon before we checked out.
- Anonymous from Oak Hill, Posted: 09/14/2015
The house was in an excellent location, very close to the beach. Enjoyed the hot tub and pool. Plenty of room for everyone.
- Anonymous from Pittsburgh, Posted: 08/17/2015
The house was in a great location from the beach. The pool could have used a little cleaning. Overall it was a great experience.
- Erica E. from Germantown, Posted: 06/08/2015
We rent the same house every year for the same week and we love it. I only wish that we could specify the amount of days we want to rent instead of having to wait and see if someone rents the week after you,in order to extend your time out.
- Anonymous from Anderson, Posted: 09/23/2014
We loved the location - a very short walk to the beach and the house had plenty of room. Overall we were well satisfied. However, the kitchen pantry closet had a bad odor, the bedroom quilts need to be replaced soon, and the hot tub was not maintained. Other than that, all was good.
- Betty & Ed W. from Bristol, Posted: 07/28/2014
This was our 3rd year in this house...and we enjoyed it and the location. Suggestions are: dishwasher did not work every time; the front upstairs bedroom did not cool as well as the rest of the upstairs; the drain in this bathroom would not drain..very slow; evberything else was satisfactory.
- Megan R. from Carmel, Posted: 09/16/2013
We had a great stay. The pool was great. It did get some leaves in it from the trees around but the pool guy was there every other day and did a great job keeping it clean. Awesome beach access right across the street. We had two little ones and it was perfect to come and go as we please. Balconies were very nice to have. Nice place all around!!
- Anonymous from Oak Hill, Posted: 09/10/2013
We've been going to MB for 20 years & this was our favorite beach house so far. Large enough for all of us, very close to the beach, great pool & hot tub. Carpets need shampooed but other than that, we were very pleased with Better Twin.
- Roxann E. from Pen Argyl, Posted: 08/26/2013
our recent trip to 8th avenue with the whole family was perfect. There was plenty of room, even when there were 15 people, the walk to the beach was easy, the property was essentially clean although it could use a really good scrub down but we weren't letting that spoil our time. We would definitely recommend it to our friends and would consider using it again. I would suggest that the cushions on the outdoor furniture be replaced and the kitchen pantry be aired out but for what we enjoyed for the price we paid...couldn't beat it!!! Thank you for helping us create a great memory with our family...
- Betty & Ed W. from Bristol, Posted: 08/02/2013
Our 2nd year in the house. A good week. The small bedroom next to the the large room upstairs we could not sleep in due to too warm temperature. There was a strong musty smell downstairs In the small bathroom next to the master bedroom...and some in the kitchen. The updates in the kitchen were nice, and we noticed a new paint job inside that was colorful and clean. We had an ant infestation in and around the hot after 2 visits from the pest control, we did not get to use it during the week. The pool was nice and clean, and the pool guys came 3 times. Garden City Reality responded quickly to calls from us about several needs in the that was a real plus!! We like the house, and the quiet 8sth street location.
- David W. from Surfside Beach, Posted: 07/23/2013
Overall,a very good experience. Pool and spa were great. Location great. Parking was very good. Easy walk to the pier. Downside things were minor. The floors were not very clean. Toaster didn't work,but overall a good time was had by all. Thanks. PS Get the spa light fixed.
- Anonymous from Rock Hill, Posted: 06/10/2013
Overall satisfied with our stay at Better Twin the only trouble was with the pool, it stayed full of leaves and dirty even after it was cleaned and the lawn care mowed the grass right into the pool, might want to look into correcting this problem.
- Kelly M. from Mount Jackson, Posted: 05/20/2013
Love the house. Room for plenty. Location was great for bike week. Highly recommend
- Natalie C. from randolph, Posted: 09/25/2012
We enjoyed the rental there were a few things that we felt needed to be fixed there were a pile of mattress covers on kitchen floor when we arrived and one of the lamps upstairs didnt have a shade and thats not good with little ones. We also wished that the property had a grill. Overall we had a great time the place was nice we loved the pool and hottub.
- Betty & Ed W. from Bristol, Posted: 07/31/2012
We had some concerns about the climate control upstairs with being too cool, then too warm, Maiantenance came and adjusted. The kitchen utensils need an update for use in cooking. Could use more baking dishes for use. the carpet throughout the house really needs to be cleaned. The pool wall nearest the hotub needs to be repaired. We had a great week week and enjoyed the house with our family. We would be interested in getting this house again next summer.
- Anonymous from Mohnton, Posted: 07/23/2012
The place could have been cleaner. The only other concern was the air conditioning. The second bedroom with two queen beds and the third bedroom with a double bed were the warmest rooms in the place. It was uncomfortable during the day.
- Mark P. from Roanoke, Posted: 06/25/2012
We had a great stay. A few minor things (flooding for broken washer, cabels missing, hidden enpty beer bottles) when we first arrived were handled quickly by the realty staff. After that our vacation was fun in the sun at a great beach house. Every bed was confortable, there was plenty of living space for our group of 15 and we always found plenty of space on the beach. We will definately be returning here soon.
- Michael A. from Cecil, Posted: 05/28/2012
WE rent A vacation home 1 week out of the year for the past 11 years. We've had 1 horrible retal home, some good, and a couple great, this one is up near great. Garden City Realty was truely professional Realty.
- Michael L. from Middle River, Posted: 05/21/2012
the trees in front of the house are too large and block any view that one might try to enjoy from the decks. there are several light bulbs that are out and need to be replaced. the lock on the door needs to be lubricated or replaced as it doesn't work with ease.
- Scott R. from Waynesboro, Posted: 04/23/2012
This is our second time renting this house, will definitely rent again.
- Kenneth B. from Montoursville, Posted: 08/16/2011
What few problems we had the realty company was quick to respond and take care of.
- Anonymous from Blythewood, Posted: 08/07/2011
Judy Walton was abosolutely terrific. I called a week in advance of our our trip with questions as a result of bad reviews regarding cleanliness and inadequate air conditioning. Judy responded, probably beyond her responsibilities, and visited the condo personnally to confirm that the AC had been repaired and was working properly. She also scheduled a cleaning for the carpet and had some new glasses and skillets placed in the unit to ensure an adequate compliment of cookware and table ware. She was very cordial...a real jewel!!
- Anonymous from Springfield, Posted: 07/25/2011
Garden City Realty was very helpful in reserving the property and getting us checked in quickly. The property was clean and comfortable. Location was great and our family felt at home. The only bad comment I have is that the pool and jacuzzi should of been cleaned more than once during the week. The wind brought many leaves and other things into the pool on a daily basis. Also, a suggestion to the owners would be that having WIFI to connect during the stay would of been a great benefit.
- Anonymous from Apex, Posted: 12/13/2010
A fun place to spend the Thanksgiving holiday week with extended family - everything was very nice.