- Linda B. from Murrells Inlet, Posted: 05/04/2022
This house offered a very close walk to the beach. The house was very clean and well stocked with kitchen items that were as good as I would have in my own home. Plenty of room for 8 guests without using sofabed. Heated pool clean and ready to use. Our only complaint was we had to call maintenance for a TV issue. It was resolved but the complaint was the maintenance person just let himself in. Did not call first. My daughter was home taking a shower . When she came downstairs maintenance had let himself in . Should not have happened. In other words he could have let himself in any time day or night while we were there while we weren't that was not a comfortable feeling. Garden City realty was true to their word and got us in as soon as possible on the day of our arrival and they made sure the pool was ready for use.
- Anonymous from Ogdensburg, Posted: 04/12/2021
Relaxing, without issues. Very minor complaints one lounge pool chair was broken, sheets didn’t stay on. Bedspreads need replacing and washing. What a great week overall. Garden City realty very accommodating.
- Anonymous from Shelby, Posted: 12/01/2020
Very nice house close to the beach
- Stacie B. from Clyde , Posted: 10/01/2020
Loved everything about the property. Location was amazing. Tons of things to do near by.
- Juliet P. from Inwood, Posted: 08/12/2020
We had a wonderful stay! The house was beautiful and in close proximity to the beach . The pool was great the whole family enjoyed it ;) this was one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve had;) I most certainly would come back again;)
- Cindy H. from Chicora, Posted: 06/29/2020
Our family enjoyed our time at The Drift Away. This was a last minute decision to book and we were pleasantly surprised this unit was still available. This was our first time to Surfside Beach and wasn’t sure how convenient the access to the beach would be but we were happy that it was so close. We liked the layout of the house but it could use some updates in the furniture.. We had a couple issues during our stay. We arrived after hours, picked up our keys, then to find our linens had not arrived. We called the after hour number and they came right away. Also the TV wasn’t working right and the one bathroom toilet was leaking.. We called the maintenance and came and fixed the toilet but the TV still didn’t work properly. All in all, we would recommend The Drift Away.
- Fritz M. from Shelby, Posted: 12/05/2019
We were excited to come to Surf Side for the very first time. The anticipation was well earned. The house looked more used than the photos but with five grandchildren it suited us. I believe it’s time to purchases a couple of new couches (then I’ll give 5 stars). We were very happy with Garden City Realty. They gave us valuable information in booking that saved us money. We’ll be using them again in the future.
- Anonymous from Cincinnati, Posted: 10/30/2019
We were not there a lot because we were there for a wedding. The house provided exactly what was needed for bed and baths.
- John S. from West Columbia, Posted: 09/23/2019
We thought this would be a nice house to rent. It was great! Loved everything about it. Pool was just the right size. Spacious. Nice floor plan. Well maintained. Will be back. Folks at Garden City Realty are so nice and helpful.
- Robert R. from York Haven, Posted: 08/19/2019
Nice, clean and convenient to attractions.
- Kimberly P. from Iron Station, Posted: 08/08/2019
Took my three teens for a last minute beach trip and Garden City Realty booked us with Drift Away. Very organized check in/check out and courteous agents. The house was clean, comfy, and had a well stocked kitchen. Books, games and puzzles too. Beach just across the street and nice size, clean private pool. Have rented many houses along the North and South Carolina coast and I was very pleased with Drift Away. Loved the quiet neighborhood -- my son rode his bike all over the area. Would definitely consider returning.
- Joe A. from Wyoming, Posted: 07/09/2019
great location,great house just in need of some updating.Pool area needs some TLC decking is getting splintered and loose boards on steps.
- Christopher D. from Cayce, Posted: 05/22/2019
Great house, awesome location. Lots to do within range of the house - it was clean and plenty of space. Pool area was a nice bonus (even though it rained on us). Would recommend this and would stay again.
- Jonathan P. from Greensboro, Posted: 11/26/2018
As a group trip my family and 2 other families decided to take a trip to the beach for Thanksgiving. This house was awesome and accommodated all of our needs to the T. Everything was clean and very usable. I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone and I will more than likely being staying here again myself.
- Anonymous from High Point, Posted: 11/07/2018
We enjoyed our stay. The kitchen was well stocked with small appliances, dishes, serving pieces etc. The location is very convenient to restaurants and shopping and a short walk to the beach. The area is very quiet.
- Travis H. from Charlotte, Posted: 10/16/2018
This house was amazing, plenty of space, the pool was very clean, everyone had a great time, and will definitely look to stay here again.
- Terry H. from Autryville, Posted: 10/10/2018
Our family came in celebrate my granddaughter's 7th birthday. Drift Away met all our needs and then some, and Mary at Garden City was amazing booking our reservation. She answered all my questions, with no hesitation. Much thanks to her.
- Diann M. from Edgefield, Posted: 08/24/2018
Loved loved loved everything about it. Can't wait until next year.
- Joe A. from Wyoming, Posted: 07/10/2018
This house is great,it is close to everything in Surfside Beach.Stayed with the whole family 15 of us and did not feel crowded,pool is great,tons of parking,will rent this house again.
- Marsha S. from Pinehurst, Posted: 05/22/2018
Nice neighborhood, close to pier and beach, comfortable home
- Nicole B. from Myrtle Beach, Posted: 05/15/2018
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review for Conched Out. I'm pleased to inform you that the A/C issues have been addressed and the telephone number to this home has been changed. Thank you for choosing Garden City Realty and Conched Out and we hope to see you again very soon!
- Garden City Realty staff
Cute house, nice layout very comfortable beds (bedspreads could be updated) Heated pool was excellent! When we arrived AC was not working which is typical here in SC, called GC realty and they had someone there right away, Freon was out which was fast & easy fix, AC guy was a sweetheart and very patient even with 4 little kids screaming/running around. Pool light was also not working, but GC realty had pool guys there right away who replaced the light that burnt out. Minor things which were no bother to us since we were just relaxing around the house & pool. I love the privacy/location of the house doesn't feel like your in a fish bowl! Lovely yard, beautiful pool, porches have a great (Peek)view of the ocean, and is just a few steps from the beach. House is fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans, silverware, etc. and labeled which made it much easier to find things! Also stocked with pool noodles/ board games, high chair and play pen which was AWESOME. Just beware of 2am phone calls- apparently Klocker's Tavern has this house's phone # listed as their business phone# on Google.
- Katrina R. from Fort Lawn, Posted: 10/10/2017
The house was beautiful and very clean. It is very close to everywhere we wanted to go.. We for sure will stay there again.
- Anonymous from Jackson, Posted: 06/26/2017
We had 8 people, 4 adults and 4 kids. There was plenty of room for everyone without feeling on top of each other. Nice pool and great proximity to the beach, only like a minutes walk. Less than a 10 minute walk to some wonderful restraunts
- Anonymous from Columbus, Posted: 06/20/2017
Had a wonderful time. Walking distance to the beach, The property was clean and well-maintained. The pool was an added bonus and used frequently. Would rent again.
- Anonymous from Dunbar, Posted: 10/10/2016
Thank you for take the time to fill out our survey! I'm happy to report that the homeowner has carpets through have been cleaned, the shower curtain has been replaced, painting of the house will take place this off-season, the rails have all been secured, and the chairs around the pool have been taken care of. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for staying at Drift Away with Garden City Realty!
- Garden City Realty staff
The house was very comfortable. Needs painted, carpet on steps were disgusting and needed cleaning. The shower curtain liner in the King room was mildewed and pink, and was tied in knots to the rod to keep it on. The pool area had trash around it, and a pair of old flip flops lying there. There were 3 blue plastic blue chairs, 2 were broken and if you sat in them, you would get a good pinch. The house overall is very nice, just needs a little bit of upkeep. If these issues were fixed, I would definitely stay here again. We were only there for 3 nights due to Hurricane Matthew, but it was a very comfortable house, and in a prime area if you want to be close to the beach, but not stay in a condo. We like to ride our bikes, and this location makes it nice to do that. I would recommend this house if the issues I mentioned were fixed. Also, there are quite a few rails loose and off of the balconies. We had an 18 month old out there, and it was scary, so we did not go out there with her.
- Quincy M. from Athens, Posted: 05/17/2016
We had a wonderful time at the drift away. Everything was exactly like the website described. The rental was in perfect condition. Everything worked, and also the support staff was great as well when one of the keys needed to be switched out. I was very pleased with my stay and I would recommend it to anyone.
- Jeremy V. from Kannapolis, Posted: 05/17/2016
Plenty of room and super close to the beach. love it
- Marci R. from Altamont, Posted: 05/14/2016
We were overjoyed that the accommodationsecond were exactly how they were portrayed on the website. Access to the beach was so close and the beach was NOT overcrowded or dirty. Kids had a terrific time. Our teenager wished there had been a golf cart with the rental but we ended up renting one anyhow. The only issue we had was with the garbage schedule; it did not get picked up on Wednesday as was indicated. Also there was a broken shelf in the refrigerator, but it didn't cause any issue for us! Other than that the property was perfect for our family of eight.When I turned in the keys the agent did not ask if we enjoyed our stay which I thought was odd considering the money spent but maybe she was busy or distracted, regardless I'd do business with this company again for sure.
- James D. from Currie, Posted: 10/15/2015
They quickly responded when we arrived late at night the upstairs A/C was broken and in less than an hour we had not one but two repair men working on it as the first one was not familiar with the system this kind of customer service is uncommon today and I thank them for it
- Anonymous from Adrian, Posted: 07/20/2015
I wanted to take my older children and grandchildren to the beach for their first time. The little ones loved the pool, first thing we done when we got there. It was a short walk to the beach which was nice. House was nice, clean,roomy and we loved how the kitchen was marked where everything was it saved us time. Thank you for a great vacation with my children.
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 05/20/2015
The house was great. There was plenty of room for all of us to enjoy. It was a short walk to the beach and there was plenty of parking. The saltwater pool was a very nice bonus. There were a couple of things I didn't like with rental company. The bug guy showed up on Saturday morning and wanted in. No one had told me about this and I didn't let him in but it was a uncomfortable was early and I was alone at the house. We decided to stay an extra day and called to see if we could rent for another night . It was an off season time and the house was not rented it would have been nice to have been given a discount for multiple nights.
- Nannie W. from SC, Posted: 05/12/2015
We really enjoyed staying at the Drift Away property. The check-in at Garden City could not have been any easier or quicker. The house was very clean and a perfect size for us. Great location in Surfside Beach and only one short block to the beach. Will definitely stay at this property again. Leaving in South Carolina I have rented a lot of beach houses and this is one of the best we have ever rented.
- Eric P. from Wilmington, Posted: 09/08/2014
Overall, loved the house, loved the location, loved the pool. Our entourage totaled 11 people: 4 adults, 5 teenagers, a five year old, and a one year old. The house was set up very nicely for our group and never felt like we were getting in each others way. The pool did get a little crowded at times, but we knew going in it was on the smaller side. Would definitely recommend the home, but there are few things that need to be addressed. Master tub is stained and needs a thorough cleaning; pool landscaping needs to be addressed as the weeds were beginning to overtake the bushes; and, we couldn't find a working outlet outside. None of these things were a major concern, but felt they were worth mentioning. Check in and checkout literally took seconds. Overall great property and would go back again.
- Charl P. from Darlington, Posted: 08/11/2014
The Drift Away was a great vacation home. Our 7 grandchildren really enjoyed the pool and spent most of their waking hours. My husband and I enjoyed that there was one bedroom on the first floor, so that we could get a break from the grandchildren , who stayed in the upstairs bedrooms, along with their parents. The house was stocked with everything that you could possibly need and was very clean and absolutely beautiful!
We have some maintenance needs during our visit and the first time we were quickly taken care of (toilet) but the second time was never resolved (dryer) so I had to take care of the best I could.
- Chris M. from Gallatin, Posted: 07/07/2014
It was a nice house, plenty or bedroom space. The living room and dining room were a little small for the number of people in the house (9 most the time). The table fit 8 but there was only couch seating for 5. The pool was cleaned 3 times a week (and an extra time because a tropical storm blew through). Some parts of the house were a little older/worn and are in need of updating. But overall it met my expectations.
- Terry H. from Orange Park, Posted: 07/01/2014
The kitchen had everything. It was so well stocked. The new refrigerator and new washer and dryer were great! We love the house and plan to stay there again. The only suggestions are better wifi and the wood deck around the pool needs to be re-done. We did get a few splinters in our feet and hands. Thank you for allowing us to stay at this wonderful house.
- Lynn D. from Moore, Posted: 06/30/2014
Our family had a WONDERFUL time at Surfside Beach and the Drift Away house was perfect! It was very clean, well equipped, VERY close and direct access to the beach and the pool was GREAT! Initially we had a problem with the WiFi but the staff at Garden City Realty were supportive and worked until service was restored. We can't wait until we return next year!
- Anonymous from Valdese, Posted: 07/08/2013
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this review. We are pleased to let you know that the owner has replaced the refrigerator and the grill outside, and the washer and dryer. Thank you for staying with Garden City Realty and Drift Away. We hope to see you again soon.
- Garden City Realty staff
Wonderful house with good owner attention to details of amenities. Grandkids loved the pool and decks. Fridge,W&D and outside grill need replaced or it would have got 5 stars all the way.
- Ricky W. from Lumberton, Posted: 07/07/2013
Very wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed being near everything but far enough away to not feel cramped. We will be back in the future!!!
- Anonymous from High Point, Posted: 05/21/2013
We enjoyed our stay at the Drift Away and we would stay there there again. The property was clean and well maintained. The kitchen was equiped as well as any where we have stayed. I would suggest that they get a larger coffee maker. I have delt with Garden City Realty for about 15 years and they always provide excelent service. We had a small issue with the air conditioner and it was corrected immediately. Brad Hatoway always provides me with great service. We look forward to going back in November.
- Diane (Virginia) G. from Murrells Inlet, Posted: 10/01/2012
Thank you for taking the time to complete this review. We are pleased to let you know that the owner has replaced all of the pots and pans. We hope to see you again in the future, thanks for choosing Garden City Realty and Drift Away.
- Garden City Realty staff
The only complaint is that the pans are in bad shape.
- Tracy J. from Burton, Posted: 08/27/2012
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this review. We would like to let you know that the owner has addressed this issue and has changed pool service companies to help better satisfy the guest. Thank you for staying with Garden City Realty and Drift Away.
- Garden City Realty staff
We really liked the house the house and the location. We had two issues - the Wi-Fi was terrible it would constantly come and go, and the pool was never cleaned while we were there. If those were fixed in the future I would give it a 5 and not hesitate to stay there again.
- Patricia B. from Sykesville, Posted: 08/20/2012
I loved us all having our own bedrooms and bathrooms, The house was really laid out very nicely. Enjoyed the pool also.
- Anonymous from York, Posted: 07/09/2012
We had a great vacation. Very nice place to stay.
- Earl W. from Georgetown, Posted: 07/02/2012
We had a great week. It was a short walk directly to the beach. Only thing missing was we needed some chairs for the beach. We bought four to use for the week and left them for the house.
- Anonymous from Pilot Mountain, Posted: 05/23/2012
This place was VERY nice and comfy!!!!! We will always keep this company in mind for the future stays!!! ;)
- Linda/John L. from Taylors, Posted: 08/29/2011
The Drift Away was a very comfortable place to stay. It was convenient to the beach, and had a very well stocked kitchen. I would highly recommend it.
- Jamie S. from Indiana, Posted: 08/15/2011
we enjoyed this week and this house it was clean and well furnished
- Ken M. from Belton, Posted: 07/22/2011
Very nice place. Wonderful time.