- Rosemary L. from Alpharetta, Posted: 10/25/2022
Channel of Blessings exceeded our expectations. Very spacious and lots of indoor and outdoor seating with a gorgeous view across the Inlet and some spectacular sunsets. The small beach area on the inlet side was a much enjoyed surprise for walks and the grandkids to play. We also enjoyed the ocean a short walk away. The older kids enjoyed the bigger waves, but to the south just past the rock barrier we discovered a shallower area the younger grandkids liked best. The pool was great too. We did experience one jellyfish sting on the inlet side. White distilled vinegar works great!! We left some under the upstairs kitchen counter sink. There were pool/beach toys in the garage that we wish we had known were available. It wasn’t clear what in the garage was for renters to use except the kayak. There is even a golf cart. The listing states No Golf carts allowed in the community. Need clarification. Just a suggestion. A wonderful family vacation with all our kids and grandkids.
- Heather S. from Utica, Posted: 10/11/2022
Had another fantastic stay at the Channel of Blessings (we stayed here last year as well). The house is fantastic and offers just about every amenity you can imagine, it has more than enough space to accommodate everyone together at once and yet provides enough different areas that people can go to if they need some alone time. And it has the absolute best sunset views imaginable, and with just a few modifications/fixes it could be absolutely unbeatable. Some suggested improvements would be to add a handrail on the interior stairwell that runs from the first to second floor (we had a couple of guests that have a hard time getting around and almost took a tumble down the last few stairs due to there not being anything to hold on to), some sort of stairway from the back dock down to the beach (a pretty big step down from the dock and can be hard to manage), the stove upstairs could definitely be replaced (the knobs constantly fall off and are extremely hot to the touch, too hot to handle). We were also over run by palmetto bugs and came across several nesting brown widow spiders so keeping up on a bug spraying schedule of the property is highly recommended as well - the property management did send someone out to spray while we were there but that was for mosquitos...which we didn’t have any issues with. It would also be nice to have a few stackable plastic/resin chairs for outside for more seating options as well, while the huge wooden table outdoors is absolutely fantastic, it’s not very comfy. And the outdoor gas grill has certainly seen better days. These comments are in no way meant to take anything away from the sheer awesomeness of this house, they are merely just suggestions to take it to the next level. The place truly is outstanding and we can’t wait to go back again next year!!
- Steve A. from Columbia, Posted: 07/02/2022
We were extremely pleased with our vacation at Channel of Blessings. With only 5 people in this huge home, we felt like we were on our own sanctuary and enjoyed awesome peace and quiet. Dunes Rental did very well on their end to give us the best experience. The ice machine in the garage was one of the biggest blessings as we fish often and used the ice daily. Water on the dock to clean fish was not working, but everything else was working. We have reserved this already for next year as we believe God truly blessed us in this home.
- John J. from Darlington, Posted: 05/03/2022
It was a nice place to stay. Would stay here again.
- Anonymous from Pamplico, Posted: 04/25/2022
This house is amazing! The view is breathtaking! You get the best of both worlds with the inlet access and the beach access. Very nicely decorated and well kept.
- Claire D. from Woodruff, Posted: 09/28/2021
Couldn't have had a more wonderful weekend. Everything you need, you will find in this house. The view, the entertainment from the waterway, and the cleanliness were more than I had even imagined!
- Anonymous from Shelby Township, Posted: 09/20/2021
The experience of renting Channel of Blessings was wonderful. Check in and check out were both quick and easy. Garden City Realty had friendly staff. The house is awesome. Nicely furnished. TV in every room. Nice sitting area outside next to the pool with an outdoor kitchen.
- Anonymous from Martinsburg, Posted: 09/13/2021
We have stayed in Garden City Beach for many years and love the area! 1st time at this rental and in the private community. Everything was great, but I was disappointed about the golf cart rental. I know it stated no golf carts, but when we arrived and found out the owners could have them, but not guest, I didn't care for that rule. The beach access would have been more convenient with a golf cart. Everything else was awesome!
- Susie M. from Clover, Posted: 06/29/2020
Beautiful views, lovely home. Have already reserved this property for 2021!
- Janet C. from Florence, Posted: 05/26/2020
We loved this beautiful home and the great views from every room. The kitchens were well equipped. We enjoyed all the outside gathering areas, especially the pool and the outdoor kitchen area. We appreciated the use of the kayak and the paddle boards. Thank you to the owners and Garden City Reality for making this a wonderful vacation and hope to stay again in the future!
- Johanna M. from Niantic, Posted: 08/26/2019
This is a beautiful home. The pool area and outdoor kitchen are a perfect gathering place for everyone. The kitchens were well-equipped. The views of the sunset are amazing. The dock and little beach are perfect for small kids. We loved this house.
They need a new grill. We cleaned it up some but a lot of the inside parts are rusted out deteriorated. Also, in the past we were able to recycle and there was no recycle bin this year. Just wondering what happened.
Everything else was great. Had a very nice week.
- Jonathan S. from Frankford, Posted: 08/19/2019
This is the 4th time in the last 5 years that we have stayed at Channel of Blessings. Location is great, property in general was fairly clean and in good shape. 2 minor complaints:
- Kristin C. from Florence, Posted: 07/24/2019
My family and I have just returned from our 5th visit to Channel of Blessings. We absolutely love this house and the view. We want to send a big THANK YOU to the owners and Garden City Realty for the improvements made to the gazebo area, outdoor area repairs and the new ceiling fans in the outdoor spaces. What a huge difference it made. Also the upgrades on some rugs and bed spreads. All of this makes a great vacation even better.
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 06/10/2019
The only issue we have with this beautiful home after staying there for our 6th year is some of the mattresses need to be replaced . Other wise it's a wonderful home and a beautiful location .
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 06/12/2018
We just experienced our 5th year in a row staying at this beautiful home with a wonderful location . That being said we did notice it is starting to show a little wear and tear specifically the mattresses in the master bedroom and the upstairs king really needs to be replaced . The gazebo is aging needs repair, wood is getting old and benches and table were falling apart with some rusty nails exposed . This did not ruin our vacation but sure would have enhanced our stay . We do look forward to our 6th year next year hopefully these improvements will be made .
- Steven I. from Indian Trail, Posted: 06/11/2018
We had a wonderful week. The house was everything we were looking for and can't wait to get back there next year
The mosquitoes were very bad in the evening. We did see the the pest control guy come and spray on the last day of our stay so we think that would have really helped! It was also very hard to transport kids to and from beach without a golf cart. Our car was a mess! We do understand that both of these issues are out of the owner's control. Also, the house appeared clean when we walked in and for the most part, it was. Except for the floors. They were just filthy. We loved the house and would recommend it over and over again. Amazing! It is definitely a Channel of Blessings!
- Stacey B. from salem, Posted: 09/06/2016
This house was the most special house we have ever stayed in. The views were breathtaking and the house had so much character. Every room was a new discovery. We loved it so much.
We fell off bench when we got on it. We told Garden City realty and no one did anything. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen to someone.
- William B. from Florence, Posted: 07/11/2016
dining room table bench was broken and prior renter had left it on top of broken supports.
- Mary M. from Cullman, Posted: 07/05/2016
Wonderful house! We have been renting in the inlet for 20+ years and Channel of Blessings was hands die the best house we have rented. It had everything one would want during their stay. We loved it!
- Anonymous from Tavares, Posted: 08/05/2015
This house has everything you need for a large family vacation! The location is fabulous, with two docks and a lovely piece of private beach. The house is clean and the two kitchens are well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Kayak and paddle boards were so fun! Loved it!
- Gloria S S. from Sun City Center, Posted: 08/04/2015
Excellent--rental staff were "Johnny on the spot"!
- Anonymous from Dayton, Posted: 06/30/2015
The house is absolutely amazing, the decor is stunning. The house was immaculate upon arrival and the linens were provided and ready. The pool and outdoor kitchen make this a families dream for spending quality time together, the paddle boards and kayak that were included for use were also a great perk! We also enjoyed having a yard to play games in and ping pong! Highly Recommend!!!
- Denise M. , Posted: 09/29/2014
The layout of the house was nice everyone had there own privacy. The only thing I would change would be to add a longer fishing pier on the inlet side with a covered deck. We have already re-booked for next year.
- Sheri G. from Lexington, Posted: 09/18/2014
we loved the house, it has everything!...pool...ocean a short walk away...private beach area behing house and the inlet behind the house we tubed daily...house was great also, had privacy when you wanted it (3 floors)...our family all agreed this was best house we have rented and can't wait to return!...there is a point nearby at the inlet that was some of the prettiest beach around!!! all walking distance..
family vacations. I hadn't arrived there before my adult children called and said "Mom
you should see this place! We had always been oceanfront before but our views were more interesting! We signed up for next year!
- Gloria S S. from Sun City Center, Posted: 08/06/2014
The best home we have had for our many years of
- Anonymous from Tavares, Posted: 07/21/2014
My family loved this house! It is beautiful with plenty of space enabling a large family to be comfortable, as well as have privacy. Everything we needed was supplied in the two beautiful kitchens. We especially loved the location and the addition of the kayak and paddle boards! We used them everyday. We also loved the foosball, ping pong tables and the bikes! The only problem we had is the bunk beds for the children were downstairs in a room with easily opened exterior doors. We had to move a heavy piece of furniture in front of the door and the mommies and daddies had to stay downstairs also. It created a huge safety issue with the 15 month, 3 , 5, and 8 year olds. In spite of this challenge, the house , location and amenities are fantastic! It even has a dock and it's own beach area. We had so much to do we only went to the actual beach a few times because we had our own! Something for everyone here! My 86 and 85 year old parents loved watching all the activities from the ample porches with plenty of rocking chairs. What a blast for everyone! The house also has a lot of huge fabulous tv's however we used them primarily for music because we were so busy having fun!
- Anonymous from Middletown, Posted: 07/21/2014
From the moment I walked in the front door, to the minute I was dragged out kicking and screaming at the end of our week, this was by far the BEST beach house my family has every rented. And we have been renting in the Myrtle Beach area for 10 years. If you rent this house and leave without wondering how much it would be to just buy it and keep it for yourself, I would be shocked. If someone told me that I HAD to complain about something I could say that I was never sure what light switch worked what, or that I could never figure out which thermostat worked which system (which never really mattered because we just set all of them to 72 and the temp was perfect, love the Nest). Other than that, oh and the no curtain rule lol, it was 6 nights and 7 days of heaven. We were there on the 4th of July too so we were able to see fireworks from everywhere! Truely amazing. The house is top notch all the way. The interior was amazing and the little kids loved the pool, however we spent most of the time in the bay behind out house. I would like to ask that everyone who rents after me, please take good care of this house, we already reserved it for next year and I would like the condition to remain the same.
I do have to agree with a prior review that the lack of window blinds/curtains is a real problem in the bedrooms. You will be woke up with the sun each morning and in some bedrooms you are in FULL view of anyone outside looking in.
We ahve already reserved for next year, hoping that the rate isn't raised too high.
- David D. from Murfreesboro, Posted: 06/30/2014
Our family of 14 really enjoyed this house. There is plenty of room for all so that you can have your own space. The view out the back of the house of the inlet is well worth the money!
- Amanda B. from Campobello, Posted: 06/23/2014
Had a wonderful stay at this home. Great view, home is large and everyone had their own space. Will stay there again!
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 05/26/2014
Loved the place...wonderful property, beautiful home but obviously wasn't quite finished yet...no curtains anywhere, very uncomfortable getting dressed and not much privacy. We had several construction workers show up unexpectedly almost every day during the first part of the week - had to finally ask them to wait til we left before they came back. But we are sure this will all be fixed by the time we come back next year because we loved the place - the view is spectacular and the owner did a great job with furnishing and comfort. Other than the curtains everyone with us loved the place and wanted to come back.