Boykins Retreat is a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house located 1 mile west of Garden City Pier and a short golf cart ride to the beach. This property features a fully-equipped kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances including a microwave and dishwasher, as well as a washer, dryer, central heat and air conditioning, and ceiling fans. Five TVs (Roku in bedrooms), DVD player, and Wi-Fi are also included. Sleeping accommodations include one king and one queen-sized bed, plus one twin-over-double bunk bed and a queen-sized sofa bed. Outdoor amenities include a large, fenced-in backyard with a private 14-foot-by-32-foot swimming pool, pool deck and furniture, covered porch, hammock, sitting area with flat screen TV, and kitchenette with gas grill, mini fridge, and sink (hot and cold water). Owner will reimburse guests up to $150 for golf cart rental on weekly reservations. Dog-friendly. Limit one dog - 50-pound maximum weight limit. Please see the office for pet policy
. Permits trailers. Permits motorcycles. No smoking. Linens included. Maximum occupancy: 9
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 considered to be the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina" and 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.
The Grand Strand has you covered 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 Georgetown's waterfront community, 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 close to Waccamaw Hospital and several urgent care facilities.
Whatever your desire, 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 nothing but relaxation.