- Rita S. from Leavittsburg, Posted: 09/28/2023
Clean spacious condo in a quiet location. We enjoyed watching the ocean from the livingroom/dining room during the day and the beautiful sunsets, boats, and lights from the bedroom balcony on the Marsh side.
- Ann H. from Effingham, Posted: 05/22/2023
I loved everything about the unit . There was only a couple things that I was disappointed in. The television not having streaming capabilities, and the bars of soap. The rental site had noted 2 bars of soap for the stay. I brought extra, thank goodness, One small round bar for each bath for 7 days to include handwashing and bathing. Overall, EXCELENT STAY!I will be back!
- James G. from Newark, Posted: 05/16/2023
We felt very comfortable staying here. It was close to several restaurants.
- Lois H. from Webster Springs, Posted: 08/16/2022
clean and comfortable
- Anonymous from Roanoke, Posted: 07/25/2022
We absolutely loved staying here! It was beautifully decorated and very clean!!!
- Beverly S. from Lexington, Posted: 11/02/2021
Surprised by the layout and all the space. Great views of the Atlantic as well as Merrill’s inlet. Coming in great area for W&D easy to drop offf towels or shoes. Very nice kitchen, great having a pantry! Plenty of recline furniture- comfortable for everyone. Mary Black couldn’t have been nicer and gave good information. Exactly who you want to welcome you to your long awaited vacation.
- Roger F. from Smyrna, Posted: 09/21/2021
Great week except for the broken elevator an had to carry our luggage three flight of steps
- Anonymous from Terre Haute, Posted: 09/13/2021
This was our 7th year to rent from Garden City Realty and to stay at the Compass Rose. Unit 32 is very nice with comfortable beds, updated kitchen and good washer/dryer. The location couldn't be better. This section of beach rivals any other beaches I've been to in the U.S.
- James C. from Canfield, Posted: 06/28/2021
Great location and great complex. Only two issues. Lack of hot water and golf carts on main road. Very dangerous
- Darrell H. from Barnesville, Posted: 05/03/2021
We had a great vacation at the Compass Rose 32 condo. The views were perfect. Sunrise in the morning and sunset in the evening.
Mary Black at Garden City is awesome. She is friendly and makes your stay feel like you are family. I recommend renting from Garden City and Compass Rose.
- Anonymous from Rochester, Posted: 04/17/2021
The location of Compass Rose is ideal for sunrise walks on the beach and evening views of the marsh... the best of both! The layout is spacious and comfortable. The furniture is worn and needs some updating. The kitchen is nice but needs new small appliances... toaster and blender need replacing.
- Kevin B. from Simpsonville, Posted: 07/13/2020
Compass Rose 32 was a great experience. Check in was easy and ahead of the 4 pm timeline. The condo was very clean and well appointed looking just as presented in the pictures. The view from the balcony was incredible and a significant draw to this particular unit by it being on the third floor. The elevator made the unloading and loading activity much quicker and easier on the back! We would highly recommend this location to anyone wanting a comfortable and quiet week at the beach. Hope to enjoy this property in the future.
- Anonymous from Rochester, Posted: 03/07/2020
We have rented through Garden City Realty for the last 4 years. This year we needed to cancel our reservation 6 days into our 2 month trip. Everyone at Garden City Reality was extremely helpful, especially Mary Black. Mary took our calls, responded in a thoughtful manner and assisted us with our trip insurance contacts. Any time we have needed someone from Garden City Reality to help in any way, they are always there!
- Joyce B. from Narrows, Posted: 09/02/2019
We had a great stay at this property! Very clean and well stocked. Plenty of cookware, cooking utensils, dishes and silverware. Great location. Pool was very nice and well kept. As always, the beach in the area is clean and not crowded. We would definitely stay here again!
- George and Debbie E. from Johnstown, Posted: 08/26/2019
We have rented through Garden City Realty for the past 30 years staying primarily at Compass Rose. We like “32”because of the view. The kitchen has everything you need. It is beautifully decorated and comfortable. We are already planning to stay again next year.
- Caroline C. from Morganton, Posted: 08/20/2019
Beautiful condo. Well decorated and comfortable. Great location for families as it is away from the crowds. The screened in porch was a plus since we had a toddler and being on the third floor gives you a great view of the ocean. Pool was very nice with plenty of lounge chairs. Already booked for next year.
- Gary B. from Spartanburg, Posted: 08/08/2019
Great time as always. our condo is well furnished. the kitchen has everything you need. The view from the back porch is great.
The staff at Garden City were very helpful and accomodating!!
- Lisa R. from Canisteo, Posted: 05/13/2019
As always we had a great stay! We love being right on the ocean to see the beautiful sunrises and hear the music of the ocean waves!!
- Anonymous from Matthews, Posted: 11/05/2018
We enjoyed staying in this unit. It is well equipped and wonderful oceanfront view. Would be nice if owner would leave a broom and dustpan in closet available for renters to use.
- Kristin S. from Bethel Park, Posted: 09/03/2018
Perfect size for a family! Nice, clean, great price, great view!
- Trudy C. from Athens, Posted: 08/20/2018
Compass Rose 32 is beautiful! The view and location superb!
- Gary B. from Spartanburg, Posted: 08/07/2018
Unit 32 is very well kept. The furnishing are comfortable and the kichen is well stocked.
- Anonymous from Amelia, Posted: 07/10/2018
The condo was very clean and decorated nicely. Perfect beach location. We have stayed all along Garden City and this location was much less busy and great for our grandkids. First day and night was awful because AC did not work but a tech came out and it finally cooled off during the night. We would stay here again.
- Louis A. from Wintersville, Posted: 04/19/2018
Great time at the beach, enjoying family and friends who made the journey for our son's wedding near by. The three bedroom condo is what we expected and some minor things can be improved. No garbage disposal is in the unit but should be a standard unless local building code says otherwise. The center hallway carpet runners need replaced since they were shedding like a dog all week. Great time!
- Anonymous from Rochester, Posted: 04/02/2018
Compass Rose is a wonderful ocean front property. You could not ask for anything more; inside or out! The location is perfect for laid-back living and quiet strolls on the beach. You can tell the owners take pride in the property. Feels like home!
- Robert T. from Rock Hill, Posted: 11/09/2017
Always enjoy our fall trip to Compass Rose. Not crowded, first-rate location. Top--rate Gulfstream Restaurant and Marlin Quay Marina just steps across the street. Garden City Realty folks responsive and pleasant. CR 32 in good shape due to fairly recent renovation. Couple of minor glitches which the owner can easily fix (corroded porch lock and complex TV setup). Have already booked for next year!! We love the place.
- Anonymous from Seneca, Posted: 09/26/2017
The condo was nice and as advertised. We loved the location. The pool was clean. The only issue we had was the elevator was not working when we arrived. My husband had to lug all our luggage and groceries up to the third floor. I called Garden City Realty, and it was fixed the next afternoon, and we had no other issues with it. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay and will consider CR32 for our next vacation.
- Anonymous from Terre Haute, Posted: 09/11/2017
This is our third time staying at the Compass Rose and second time in unit 32. Our family of five loves it here! You couldn't ask for a better location on the beach in a nice uncrowded area with fantastic views of the surf in the front and breathtaking sunsets from the back balcony over the Inlet. The kitchen is fully stocked with top of the line appliances and nice cookware. The pool is an added bonus! We already booked again for next year.
- Trudy C. from Athens, Posted: 08/28/2017
This was one of the nicest condos we have ever had in the 15 years we have been coming to Garden City! We absolutely loved it!
- Anonymous from Seneca, Posted: 08/21/2017
We loved our condo, well equipped, Garden City was wonderful to work with. We Thank you for all you did, The only thing we would add is please fix the entry door very hard to lock and unlock and difficulty to open
- Brian F. from Akron, Posted: 05/22/2017
We are pleased to inform you that Compass Rose now allots two parking spaces per unit! We are glad that you enjoyed the condo and your time here at Garden City and we hope to see you again soon!
- Garden City Realty staff
When I read reviews, I prefer to read the negative first. So my only complaint is that when booking this unit through Garden City Realty, you only receive ONE parking pass. The unit accommodates 8 people, and if you're like us, we have multiple family memebers driving from different areas. The over flow parking lot is 10 minutes away and minimal parking on the roads in the area. Having said that, we had a great time! This unit is very clean, and in a very good location. The screened in porch with double sliding doors was fantastic. We loved this unit and would recommend it to others. You just have to get used to not going many places, or shuttle drivers to their vehicles before dinner. A pain in the rear, but not a deal breaker. Sun rises from the comfort of the porch or short jump to the beach. Pool on property. Nice big charcoal grill. Nice rental.
- Anonymous from Delaware, Posted: 02/15/2017
The property was great for our family! The ocean view is amazing! Screened balcony is awesome! Kitchen very well stocked! Love the pantry. Great seating/eating space. Laundry room also a bonus! Everything was clean and in good condition. Only complaint - dishwasher silverware basket - Silverware falls out?!? :-)
- Robert T. from Rock Hill, Posted: 11/02/2016
We have come to Compass Rose for many years, and spent a week recently in Unit 32. It was renovated just a couple of years ago and is in terrific shape. Our stay was enhanced by Indian Summer weather. The hurricane only hit this part of Garden City a glancing blow, and the beach is still quite wide--the surf fisherman were out in numbers! There was lots of sand and debris piled up on the roadside but the count and contractors worked hard to clear the way. Compass Rose received minimal impact. We think it's the perfect Grand Strand location--quiet with little traffic, nice beach, marina and Gulfstream Restaurant across the street, and just a few minutes from great dining on the causeway, US 17 and Murrells's Inlet!
- Sonya B. from Crooksville, Posted: 09/26/2016
The condo was as described and the pictures were accurate.
P.S. We arrived very early the last 2 years and Garden City Realty worked very hard to get our unit cleaned in order for us to get settled in. We were very appreciative of that!
- Lori H. from Fort Wayne, Posted: 08/29/2016
This was our second year in Compass Rose 32. We were very impressed with Garden City Realty and the unit in both 2015 and 2016. The view from the 3rd floor is spectacular and we love how close it is to so many amazing restaurants and attractions. This year we tried offshore fishing with Reel Action Marina because of the adds that come with the welcome packet. One of the best experiences by far in the 3 years we have visited South Carolina. We are completely in love with this city and the amazing stay we have had over the last couple years. We just wish Compass Rose 32 allowed pets because we are brining our fur baby next year!
- Ashley L. from Cottageville, Posted: 08/15/2016
This was our second year staying in Compass Rose 32! My family and I love the unit and the area! Beautiful unit, beautiful beach, nice, quite and perfect for families! My only wish is that the "bridge" from the pool area to the beach was longer!!!
- Bonnie B. from Creston, Posted: 04/14/2016
We have stayed at various properties over the last 15 years and this was definitely one of our favorites. Very clean. Updated and comfortable. We loved the beach as it wasn't crowded. Everything just great!
- Anonymous from Chambersburg, Posted: 03/01/2016
Despite the chilly weather the sun was shining and we got to walk on the beach daily. Loved the condo, its amenities, its cleanliness and its location.
- Anonymous from Appomattox, Posted: 11/23/2015
we visit garden city beach every year in the fall. i just shop around for a house or condo to fit out needs. this one was perfect for what we needed. clean, close and pretty vacant! just the way we like it.
- Anonymous from DeBary, Posted: 09/26/2015
Happy with location, charm of the decor and the cleanliness of the condo. Only problem we encountered was with your parking accommodations. We brought our car ( a Hyundai Elantra) and parked it since our son was there with his SUV. We parked in a spot on the right side of the parking lot and had the paint removed from the front door handle passenger side because of other guests not being very careful. We understand patrons have kids but your slots are way too narrow. Handle on refrigerator was broken - called Crystal in maintenance and she would have sent someone to repair it but we told her it did not affect the running of the fridge we just wanted it noted.
- Anonymous from Battle Creek, Posted: 05/31/2015
Location, location, location! The condo was very nice. It was our first time in the area - what a perfect condo. Exactly as described. Everything was super!
- Anonymous from Fort Mill, Posted: 04/28/2015
I spent the weekend at Compass Rose with my mother, grandmother, sister, niece and my best friend for my 40th birthday. We had an amazing time. The condo is very cozy and clean with an amazing ocean front view as well as a view of the inlet. We will definitely be back next year!!
- Frank M. from Senecaville, Posted: 04/17/2015
The condo we rented was better than we ever anticipated. Clean, very well appointed and furnished, and quiet (except for the family with 3 kids that moved in above us and only ran! back and forth every night!)
- Anonymous from Edgefield, Posted: 11/17/2014
Enjoyed staying in this condo very much. Very roomy, comfortable and nicely decorated. The ocean side screen porch with rockers was perfect for relaxing.
- Aaron D. from Kodak, Posted: 09/22/2014
My wife and I, her parents, and my mother stayed here for a week. We couldn't have been happier with the condo. Compass Rose 32 is very clean, recently updated, and very nicely decorated. An unobstructed ocean view is always nice but the screened in large patio in the condo makes it even more enjoyable. The stairs from the patio down to the pool are a nice touch too. The condo is located way south on the Grand Strand so it was nice and quiet. This place is great. We'll be back.
- John T. from Archdale, Posted: 09/08/2014
We had a great week. Loved the condo.
- Cathy B. from Sophia, Posted: 08/13/2014
We enjoyed our stay and we would rent this condo again. Our kids did get stuck on the elevator the first night, but we didn't have anymore elevator issues after that. If you do get stuck, call 911. They came within 10 minutes. The elevator company came in about 35 minutes. We love the Georgetown County part of Garden City because we can put up our canopy when we arrive and leave it up all week!
- Sheila R. from Florence, Posted: 07/15/2014
Beautiful condo! We love all of the updates! The kitchen looks awesome, love all of the nice size TV's, bathroom updates, floor updates - SO CLEAN! Have already reserved for next year and would have reserved for 2 weeks but prior week not available. Already fighting over which family member gets this condo! Make sure renters take care of it! We treated with loving care! Now, just need some "sprucing" up of the building itself, carpet treads loose, landings/stairs dirty, a high chair sat on the 1st floor pool side landing for 2 weeks. Roof leaks and more garbage receptacles needed by the pool. Love Compass Rose and hope that some improvements are made by all of the owners.
- Lisa B. from New Bern, Posted: 05/21/2014
Condo has been updated to include new, modern light fixtures, kitchen appliances, and furniture. Beds were very comfortable. View of the ocean was beautiful and pool nicely landscaped. Property was in a great location about 2 miles from the pier.
- William V. from Jackson, Posted: 09/23/2013
- Linda P. from Greenville, Posted: 07/30/2013
The condo has been updated and we had a great time staying at the condo.
- Sheila R. from Florence, Posted: 07/08/2013
Each year our large group from Kentucky visits Garden City and stay at Compass Rose. We have gotten to know other families that do the same so each year is like a reunion. We had a great time, CR # 32 has been updated and was very nice! Look forward to renting again and seeing more of the updates.
- Bob C. from Eldora, Posted: 04/09/2013
Excellent location & views. Both front and back decks have beautiful views. The deck furniture was in great shape. The "musty" smell that had been mentioned by another guest seems to be more dog that mildew or anything else & quickly went away when we opened up the place. The only "problems", the dishwasher was "loose" and seemed to want to tip out of it's setting and we hadn't brought any toilet paper.(kroger to the rescue)
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 08/06/2012
This condo was very adequate for us traveling with 2 young children and mother in law. It is ready for a face lift and new carpet which smelled a little musty but the furniture and beds were comfortable. My husband appreciated the good wireless connection (they had two networks) since he had to work some. The pool was nice and kept very clean but got a little small. It drops abruptly from 3.5 feet to over 6 very quickly. The roped shallow area is smaller than the deep area and gets very crowded with only several adults and a few children who need close supervision. The veiw of the ocean was nice but hampered some by the screened porch - you could step out onto the stairs to get a clear view but there was no room for chairs out there. The screened porch was WAY too crowded with furniture - 2 rockers were very uncomfortable and just took up all the space. We enjoyed the games (clue and life) and there were some good books, too. Much roomier than other places we have stayed. Really good beachfront set up.
- Donald/Kathy G. from Spartanburg, Posted: 06/11/2012
- Anonymous from Lewisburg, Posted: 10/03/2011
There was a big hole in the rocking chair on the porch that made it unusable. The chair was in very bad condition last year and should have been replaced for this rental season.