This was my second stay and I reserved again next year. The unit is in a great location to enjoy the many attractions between Myrtle Beach and Georgetown. And it's also a great place to stay, relax and enjoy the beach, or just sit on the porch or balcony and enjoy the views.
Appreciate the updates that the owner makes to keep it comfortable and accommodating (though it would be nice to have the carpet and some of the extra furniture removed). And grateful for Garden City Realty's response to all inquiries and requests. It makes a vacation a vacation.- Anonymous from St Louis Park, Posted: 04/03/2023
It was great. The condo was perfect for our needs and Garden City Realty staff were very responsive to everything we needed.- Anonymous from York, Posted: 03/03/2023
we come back every year its fantastic- John H. from Ft. Wayne, Posted: 10/16/2022
This is our family’s 8th time renting a condo in the Compass Rose and our 2nd time renting this unit. It’s a prime location and has lots of great amenities, such as the pool, elevator, remodeled bathrooms and super comfy beds.- Anonymous from Terre Haute, Posted: 09/27/2022
Wonderful , the weather was great, the place is always quiet and the the people are always friendly- Stephen R. from Pfafftown, Posted: 09/24/2022
Despite the elevator being broken our family had a great time. Ample space and beautiful views of the ocean and inlet. The unit had a nice beach theme. Kitchen has a big skylight but nighttime cooking can be dark with no overhead light. We were visited by a mouse but we informed maintenance.- Anonymous from Manalapan, Posted: 09/24/2022
WE enjoyed another great stay at Compass Rose 42. We love the location and views. The condo has two updated bathrooms and the water stayed hot for multiple back to back showers (an improvement over last year). The kitchen is stocked nicely. Beds are comfortable. Plenty of seating in the den and kitchen. We loved the new keyless entry as it was easier than keeping up with the keys. Only issues we had were there were no oven mitts/pot holders. Note the kitchen is dark at night as there are no overhead lights. If you like to cook after the sun goes down the only lights you have are from the bar area. We have already booked for next year.- Anonymous from Greenville, Posted: 08/01/2022
Great accomodations and great location to spend a month working from home 'away from home'. So great to realize that the unobstructed view of the beach and ocean, the sound of the surf, the fresh air, the soaring pelicans, the sunrises and sunsets were exactly as expected.- Anonymous from St Louis Park, Posted: 04/17/2022
This condo was immaculate. The cleaning crew did an amazing job. The North view of the coast from the screened balcony is gorgeous. It has all the cookware you could possibly need. The pictures do not do it justice. I will definitely return.- Brenda N. from Blue Ridge, Posted: 10/31/2021
The unit was very nice and we enjoyed staying there for 10 days.
Only suggestion we have to make it better would be to replace the sofa and loveseat. They are not comfortable due to worn springs or something. They did have 2 recliners that we used instead so it all worked out for 2 people.
We will stay there again.- Anonymous from Roebuck, Posted: 10/27/2021
The unit was clean & roomy & the kitchen was well-stocked. We enjoyed our stay. The only issue is the lack of a dresser in the bedroom with the king bed w/bunk bed top. That's a negative for a condo. Even motel rooms have dressers. The only other issue was the delayed check-in time. Yes, we had a strange year but property managers should have hired more help. We lived up to rental terms, they should also. We lost 2 days due to this as you always lose check-out day.- Joseph R. from Hanahan, Posted: 07/26/2021
We had a easy time with rental experience.- Sylvia E. from Columbia, Posted: 06/24/2021
Loved the location very much and the condo.- Deborah B. from Kingsport, Posted: 05/17/2021
Great considering the Covid issues- Robert J. from Wimauma, Posted: 07/13/2020
We’ve stayed in Myrtle beach several times but this had to be one of our favorite stays. Our condo had everything we needed in the kitchen & plenty of space for the 6 adults that stayed a week. The location is what makes this spot; right on the beach with little traffic from other tourists. We will be staying here again in the future.- Chelsea S. from Beech Grove, Posted: 06/23/2020
Our family had a wonderful time at GCB staying at the Compass Rose #42. We were already familier with GCB but had not been there in 20 years. Lots of changes - all good. GCRealty was great... Thanks- Charles P. from Gainesville, Posted: 06/02/2020
Quick and easy to book, and loved the photos on the website were up to date. We don’t like not knowing what we are paying for. The view off the master balcony, was perfect. So nice watching the boats come and go from the inlet. The sun in the afternoon was warm and toasty. The condo size was perfect and the location was quiet. We would definitely look at staying in the condo again.- Anonymous from Union City, Posted: 01/03/2020
Our family had a wonderful time during our stay last week. The location allowed for a less crowded beach as compared to other areas.- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 07/30/2019
I really liked this condo, but my daughter and I got stuck in the elevator and another couple staying in the building also got stuck. The firemen were joking that they don't need the address because they have to go there so often. The elevator was then out of order for a couple of days. The hoa really needs to address this issue. I would definitely have stayed in the condo again but being on the 4th floor and being grandparents with 3 small grandchildren I just wouldn't take the chance.- Janet F. from Kernersville, Posted: 06/09/2019
Perfect location, with plenty of room for the four of us. Wish that the beds were more comfortable, the mattresses were very hard, I actually slept on the couch during our stay.- Anonymous from Johnsonville, Posted: 04/20/2019
Relaxing- Anonymous from Lincolnton, Posted: 10/16/2018
This condo was just what we needed! Plenty of space to spread out, open concept den/kitchen and great view of the ocean! We were excited about the great movie choices but were never able to get vhs/dvd player to work :(
Otherwise we enjoyed our beach and pool time and would return to compass rose again.- Anonymous from Sumter, Posted: 07/31/2018
Great time. Very roomy condo. Fantastic location. Decent Furniture. Well stocked kitchen. Not 4 TV's - only 3. And we had to get the cable folks out to fix the master bedroom TV Tuesday. Master bedroom bathroom toilet requires 3 to 5 flushes. Do NOT reach into the dryer door until you turn it off with the switch. An open door does NOT disable the tumbling. This is very dangerous. For the benefit of the owner this needs attention. Also the hot water faucet and the diverter valve in the master shower leak. Concrete pool deck appears to have been damaged by last year's storm. No big deal there. Had to keep reinstalling vertical blind slats. Hate those things. Had to run the dishwasher 2 cycles for complete cleaning. These situations I noted shouldn't be required by a review.- Joseph R. from Hanahan, Posted: 06/11/2018
It was a great vacation in a great area. The only negative was the customer service of Garden City Realty. I was originally supposed to be in Waterford 403, but was moved due to a malfunctioning refrigerator. The CR 42 property was in no way comparable to the Waterford 403 property. The linens were not there as they were supposed to be, and the WiFi was not working. However, the location was excellent which made up for the rest of it.- Wesley D. from Lexington, Posted: 08/08/2016
We stay at this property every year, but we usually stay in a different unit. The lighting was very dim in this condo but the skylights helped during the day. Lots of fun things added: Cards, games, books, music, and videos for rainy day fun! A great week was had here. Only con: minimal pots and pans..- Kathy M. from Hoschton, Posted: 06/13/2016
Another good week at the Compass Rose. Though not inexpensive it is a great place to stay.- Kathryn & Tom H. from Marriottsville, Posted: 07/21/2015
This was our second time staying at Compass Rose 42. The location is wonderful, and the huge screened porch is worth 5 stars!! This condo is also very spacious! We had a great stay and would definitely stay here again.
So now for the negative, the condo was not very clean. The shower curtain in the master bathroom was moldy, and the condo as a whole was very dusty. There was also an area on the ceiling in the living room that looked like water damage and the sheet rock was hanging in one spot.
If not for these housekeeping issues I would have given 5 stars!- Anonymous from Williamston , Posted: 09/16/2013
We have stayed at Compass Rose several times now and it has always been a pleasure. We are looking forward to next year. Thanks for the great service!
- Dean/Donna G. from Johnstown, Posted: 09/03/2013
Our family couldn't be happier with this condo. It's in a terrific location across from a wonderful restaurant on the inlet side and provides a clean beach with easy access on the ocean side. The pool & the building was clean and well-maintained. Will definitely stay here again when we vacation next time!- Anonymous from Terre Haute, Posted: 10/01/2012
Beautiful views, short distance to ocean, nice size of building (only 8 units). The condo unit was nice, and we were very happy. My only suggestions would be to get new glassware (glasses cloudy, no matter how hard I scrubbed), new silverware (spoons damaged from garbage disposal), and there is a very strange smell in the master bathroom.- James F. from Laurel, Posted: 08/17/2012