1. mirrored door on closet was falling off. Garden City Realty responded quickly and removed.
2. dishwasher wouldn't drop pod. we placed pod manually.
3. main sliding doors were very hard to open.
a. GCR, sent maintenance who tried to fix but couldn't
b. Window World was sent and had to replace rollers... GCR aske me to wait around to let them in so i lost the entire morning with my family on the beach to do this... GCR should have had their maintenance meet with them instead of asking their paying guest.
4. hot tub caused chemical burns. Pool guy was sent and he adjusted the chemicals. after this, the hot tub smelled bad. not sure if it was chemicals or something else. most didn't want to get back in.
5. pool heater worked the 1st day. after that the pool was cold even though the heater claimed it was 84.
- Tim S. from Easley, Posted: 05/10/2021
overall the house was great. there were several issues though:
- Liza T. from Pamplico, Posted: 04/26/2021
had a lovely time. home was roomy and comfy.
- Tim R. from Knoxville, Posted: 03/08/2021
Well appointed house, particularly the kitchen, that was clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay again. Sliding glass door a little difficult but improved with WD-40.
The house is great but the sliding glass door to the beach sticks and squeaks and we couldn’t change it. The kids & some of the adults struggled opening it.
If you are sleeping above this room it’s all you hear night & day
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 06/29/2020
We have rented this house probably 4 or 5 times. 3 of the times once we arrive the cable & WiFi has been out.
There are a few small opportunities for improvement that are easy to rectify and would move my ratings to 5 stars across the board:
1. The kitchen knives were in very sad condition...most were unusable.
2. We had ants in the kitchen and were thankful for the Raid that was available.
3. There were some path lights on the pier to the beach that needed to be remounted.
4. We did not have a recycle bin available and we could have used an extra garbage can. We had to combine the recyclables into the garbage.
- Kris F. from Menomonee Falls, Posted: 06/22/2020
Great location for this big and beautiful property. The hot tub was a big hit on the overcast/cool days. We had everything we needed to enjoy our time at the beach. The extra refrigerator and ice machine were so nice to have.
- Sandra B. from Kingsport, Posted: 06/15/2020
This house is amazing! Garden City Realty was amazing in response time as well as working with us on our payment plan and questions about the COVID issues. Almost immediate response to any email sent. My one and only suggestion would be to update the kitchen appliances. It was the perfect house for us. We had an amazing week at Heaven Can Wait!! Thanks so much!
- Kristen C. from Dublin , Posted: 05/31/2020
We rented Heaven Can Wait during Covid. We decided to social distance at the beach with our own private pool and hot tub and this place ended up being PERFECT! Seeing it was May the pool was heated and the whole family enjoyed many fun hours swimming. The beach is directly in front of your deck! You have the most perfect views of the Ocean while eating on the patio or sitting in the hot tub! The interior of the home was perfect. All bedrooms have a bathroom which is very helpful for large groups. We were only 9 people so the extra bedrooms were used as offices seeing all adults were still "working" while visiting. The home is towards the end of Murrells Inlet so you are not on the busy section of the beach. We can't wait to return to this wonderful beach home.
- Anonymous from Gaithersburg, Posted: 08/19/2019
This property was just as described. It was clean, well-maintained and in a great location, right on the beach. We enjoyed our stay immensely.
- Anonymous from Kings Mountain, Posted: 07/03/2019
This was a great home for the week spent with family. Plenty of room for all!
- Dorothea D. from McCormick, Posted: 06/11/2019
Everything was great except we only had one trash can which was full when we checked in. Unfortunately, we left the can full when we left. We noticed most houses had 2 cans. We did not know where to put the recycling either.
- Dorothy T. from Elmira, Posted: 10/29/2018
Great house for a group. Beautiful view of ocean and close for walking on the beach. Plenty of space. Close to wonderful restaurants.
- Lisa S. from Leesville, Posted: 08/20/2018
We rented the home online by pictures and other reviews. This house was better than I ever expected. I just know I needed a big house with lots of beds for my family. This house met all and more! We loved the next door neighbor and the pool guy. What else could you ask for? My children from SC and daughter and husband from Ohio loved the Ohio State decor down stairs. The door stairs part was amazing with the bar and pool. How wonderful! There were 2 refrigerators and a ice maker. Pool and Hot-tub! Wonderful for our big group. The big plus was 2 king bedrooms for the masters of the house. My brother and his wife and my husband and I. So awesome. Kitchen had extra dishes and pots, 2 coffee pots, everything you would ever need. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. I would love to stay again next year but I hear we are adding 2 more adults and 2 more babies. Lol
- Anonymous from Mifflintown, Posted: 05/14/2018
Best vacation rental since 1963!!!
- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 11/28/2017
South Carolina was the family destination for this year's Thanksgiving and we selected the Beach. Sixteen family members ages 9 - 89 and we had a wonderful time of fellowship. Heaven Can Wait was a perfect location and we were all satisfied. Our only complaint was that we packed many things that the house already had stocked. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances, dishes etc. When preparing all meals for 16 folk you needs a lot of stuff and the house had it all. Everyone loved it lots of room, easy access to the beach, we are considering it for another family vacation spot.
- Joe Z. from Mt Laurel, Posted: 09/06/2017
Big, beautiful house. The pool was great when it was too windy or hot for the beach, the tiki bar gives everyone a common area to convene. Quick walk to the beach on a private walkway made it easy to get to the beach and get set up.
- Salvatore L. from Buffalo, Posted: 08/30/2017
Great staff they went out of there way to make us happy.Brad was very helpful.I will rent from them again
- Laverne R. from Jefferson City, Posted: 08/14/2017
Loved the house!! It was clean,spacious,and beautiful. Everything we needed was right there. Had lots of great comments on the photos we took. Rea!ly enjoyed our vacation.
- Nick M. from Mason, Posted: 07/04/2017
Beach was great. Lack of large condo's near this property means just families close to you were on the beach. It was not crowded at all. It would have been nice to know when the linen package (toilet paper/towels ect..) arrived. It did not get to us until after 5:00 PM. Direct access to the beach and plenty of parking. We had six autos in our group and could have fit two more. Property was 40 minutes from Broadway on the beach.
- Michael H. from Birmingham, Posted: 06/06/2017
Great family reunion.
- Alex B. from Mt Pleasant, Posted: 06/05/2017
We had a fabulous week. The house was great.
The heated pool was perfect along with the Jacuzzi. Each bedroom along with the decor was perfect. The property was immaculate and well kept. Explicit instructions were left and we when had an issue with the trash disposal, the property manager sent someone over immediately.
The location of the beach house was far enough from the main drag and the pier was in walking distance via the beach.
- Mary Jane B. from Rockaway, Posted: 04/24/2017
First thing I must say is WOW!!! What an awesome experience. We enjoyed our Spring Break with 3 other families and everyone had a blast. We had a cup of coffee every morning with the beach at our footsteps was a blessing and an experience.
- Lesley C. from Batavia, Posted: 04/18/2017
Wonderful lots f room for everyone just steps away from the beach. Pool and hot tub were also wonderful. I would not hesitate to rent again.
- Larry K. from Pittsburgh, Posted: 10/24/2016
- Linda G. from Downingtown, Posted: 08/22/2016
We had a great vacation! The location is perfect! The house was perfect for our group of people and the pool was a great afternoon escape! My only complaint would be the mattress in butterfly room was very uncomfortable!
- Denise B. from Lexington, Posted: 08/10/2016
My family loved staying at Heaven Can Wait. The house was beautiful and it was in a great location.
- Teresa L. from Mooresville, Posted: 08/01/2016
Our whole family loves staying at Heaven Can Wait each year on our summer vacation. This year was fantastic.
- Anonymous from Goodview, Posted: 06/29/2016
This was a fantastic vacation for my family! We had a great stay! The house was beautiful! It was clean and ready on time. Having the pool & the beach was wonderful not to mention the hot tub!! I had to call the management people once and they were very quick to respond and very nice/helpful.
- Sherry P. from Brownstown, Posted: 06/02/2016
Home was just as described. Everyone had their own bedroom & private bath. Easily able for the large group to be all together in the living and deck areas. But room to get away from each other too. Upstairs laundry a definite plus. Wi-Fi good. Loved how the pool was in sunlight all day but shade also in the surrounding area if you wanted to stay poolside when done with sun. Clean. Lots of seating. Location prefect. Quiet. Close to entertainment and Myrtle beach, but not too close. Easy walk to the pier and restaurants but far enough down from the pier that the beach wasn't littered. Grill and extra fridges were great to have. Loved looking out over the ocean from the hot tub and hammock. Landscaping provided good privacy without obstructed views. We will definitely stay here again.
- Anonymous from Clyde, Posted: 09/14/2015
Our stay was good but the owner needs to replace some of the mattresses! A gas grill is also needed. It is a nice house, great location,nice pool and hot tub but is way overpriced! There are many other nice places like this one at a lower price. Next year we will be looking for a better value for our money. Thank you Garden City Realty staff for being so friendly and professional!
- Anonymous from Elgin, Posted: 08/13/2015
The house needs a gas grill and more outside trash bins.
- Teresa L. from Mooresville, Posted: 07/20/2015
We had already noticed that the boards on the walkway to the beach were aging and splitting. My husband had just commented that they were going to soon need replacing. The the next day, the first one after the last step broke completely through when our son stepped down. Fortunately, he wasn't hurt. I called the next morning and someone immediately came to replace it. Also, we've rented this house numerous times and I've always noticed the oven is very slow to preheat. Overall, this is a wonderful location and a great place for a family.
- Jim A. from Columbia, Posted: 07/14/2015
Our family had a wonderful time staying at Heaven Can Wait! We only have good things to say about the house, and the location couldn't have been better
We could not have picked a better house for our vacation.
All had a great time. I will have to say that the info on Monday Night fireworks was 2 years old and needs to be removed. The info on recycle should be with the garbage information.
There was sand on the floor of the two large bedrooms when we arrived.
- Anonymous from Louisville, Posted: 07/06/2015
We had 4 children and spouses and 11 grandchildren ranging in ages 3 months to 17 years.
- Anonymous from Davison, Posted: 05/04/2015
Wonderful place, but could use a couple replacement items that are in rough shape...refrigerator dood is duct taped inside and seal around door kept falling off, pool scimmer, outdoor broom handle is rusted,bedroom slider screen would fall off everytime you would try to go outside, only one last thing...the mirror closet in guest room looked pretty rough with the cracks in it. Other than those few things...which are minor, it was wonderful. Didnt care for owner just walking in either..felt very uncomfortable with that, but I dont think it was intentional. Thankyou and we really did enjoy it!
The house was perfect, met all our needs. Will definitely be coming back.
- Anonymous from Garden City, Posted: 04/23/2015
This was our first time renting a beach house and in the area. We had 19 people in our group and still have plenty of room to lay around, sleep and hang out. Loved that we had our own pool as the ocean water was only 60 degrees.
Major pluses for Heaven Can Wait are too many to name and any complaints we had were personal wants. Trust me, the photo tour does not show you all that this house has to offer. The grand-kids used the pool and hot tub everyday along with many hours on the beach with the provided beach toys.
Really liked: looking at the ocean from the hot tub on the deck; HBO and kid-on-demand during rainy days; unlimited ice; and the premium garbage pickup. We did have to call for service several times and all issues were promptly addressed the day we called.
- Richard B. from Newton Falls, Posted: 10/16/2014
This was our second stay in Heaven Can Wait and we plan on a third. We had 8 adults and 7 kids under 9. The bedroom and bathroom layout really works well for the families with kids. There is more than enough seating for everyone at mealtime and for watching TV -- plus other areas where kids could do their homework without being disturbed and without being in a bedroom.
- Daniel R. from Butler, Posted: 10/08/2014
Heaven Can Wait was everything we dreamed it would be. The house was beautiful and vary spacious for our large family. We had enough to keep us busy even though the weather wasn't good during our stay. I would recommend this house to anyone. Garden City Realty was wonderful to work with and we would come again.
- Teresa L. from Mooresville, Posted: 08/06/2014
This is our favorite property we've rented in Garden City. We've rented it for the past 3 consecutive years and have a deposit on it for next year. The location is great, the house is roomy and well-furnished and the pool and hot tub are great bonuses.
- Anonymous from McDonald, Posted: 08/06/2014
The house was amazing! My family and I could not have been happier staying at Heaven can Wait. the house is set up perfectly! Everything you need for an awesome beach vacation is here! It is right on the beach, the house was larger enough for everyone, nobody felt cramped in the house. There was just the right amount of bathrooms, the kitchen had everything there that you needed including a blender for all the frozen drinks! the air conditioner worked out great, we were worried that the upstairs would not get cool enough, we like it extra cool at the beach and it worked great! There could of been another big refrigerator, we had to all use coolers that we brought for drinks etc, there is only 1 big refrigerator, that is average in size and 2 little mini refrigerators so the coolers came in handy. The only negative comment I can leave is that the pool and hot tub were not filtering correctly, however the pool was on a service schedule every other day so it was fixed in no time, just wish there were no issues at all. But this would not stop us from returning to Heaven Can Wait. I would recommend this house to anyone! and we will definitely be back!
- Anonymous from Ottawa, Posted: 07/30/2014
House was amazing. Great location. Was so awesome being on the beach and we had a blast with the outdoor bar!
- Ronald/Sandra M. from Moundsville, Posted: 07/14/2014
- Lauren W. from Dawsonville, Posted: 06/27/2014
Our family has vacationed in this area for decades and this house was the best beach house we have ever had. The location is perfect. The house itself was clean and everything inside and out was in perfect working order. We will definitely plan on returning to this house.
- Anonymous from Rock Hill, Posted: 06/16/2014
Once again this year we had a wonderful beach trip staying at Heaven Can Wait. This house is well setup for large families with an excellent location on the beach and all the amenities you could ask for. The bar/pool area is great for cookouts and lazing around with both covered areas and open areas for sunbathing. The owners keep the property in good shape and I would highly recommend this for a large family vacation.
- Sharon E. from Syracuse, Posted: 04/28/2014
All 5, We loved the house and the service. Had issue with frig and ice maker and service Dept came right over. Will continue to rent yearly from Garden City Reality. PERFECT house for my family equipped better than any house have stayed in for the past 32 years. Water toys were a huge benefit, plan to rent again next year
- Lisa C. from Queensbury, Posted: 04/21/2014
Great location...Perfect house...Wonderful staff @ Garden City Reality...if only the weather had been better..
- Anonymous from West Sunbury, Posted: 10/22/2013
The house was beautiful. Perfect! The pool, hot tub and poolside bar made our week even better. We will be back!
I never expect a home at the beach to be in pristine condition due to how much they are used. This one definitely met our needs and we will be back next year.
- Anonymous from Pottville, Posted: 08/20/2013
Thanks so much for completing the review. The owner has replaced the dishwasher and the mini-fridge, the toilet seat has been repaired and the ants have been exterminated. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
- Garden City Realty staff
A group of 16 of us stayed at Heaven Can Wait for 1 week in August 2013. The location of the home is second to none. The kitchen had everything we needed for large group meals. The pool and hot tub were wonderful and the kids were able to get needed breaks from the beach. The upstairs living room was a great space for the kids to play their video games or watch TV when the weather did not cooperate. There were a few things that needed the attention of management. The dishwasher was broke and had an odor from day 1. We were contacted by a staff person prior to our first use, to try it based on a complaint from the previous renter. It was indeed broke and a new one was installed within two days. The upstairs mini refrigerator did not work as well. The kids never said anything until the end of our trip, but staff was contacted. The toilet seat in the one of the downstairs bathrooms was broken, but that was also reported towards the end of our stay. It appeared to have broken after a previous repair. There were ants that came in through the side of the wall telephone, but we took care of them with some disinfectant. That is something that may need to be looked at due to where they were coming in at.
- Teresa L. from Mooresville, Posted: 07/30/2013
The couches in the living room on the first floor were new last year. The couches on the 2nd level sitting area are in the process of being replaced. Thank you for completing the review, we hope you will return to Garden City Realty and Heaven Can Wait.
- Garden City Realty staff
The improvements this year were nice, especially the outdoor lighting and the extra mini fridge downstairs. The family room furniture and the mattresses could use an upgrade, but most of all the electric range needs to be replaced. The oven is very slow. Overall, this is a great place that my family likes.
- Dawn M. from Mastic Beach, Posted: 07/30/2013
I would highly recommend this house. It has everything you need and is in the perfect location. This was our second visit to the home. This visit fit 20 people and we never feel crowded. Great place to stay and never have to leave the house or close enough to visit anything around in towns nearby. Sorry to say the cleaning of the house was extremely poor. We were referred to call the housekeeping but they were cleaning while we were outside waiting. They know what kind of job they do.
- Robert/Sherry D. from Columbus, Posted: 07/19/2013
This was the best equipped home we have rented. Great pool area. Built in ice maker a big surprise. Could use a better cleaning to start. Someday mattresses should be replaced. A wonderful place and we will come back. Being from Ohio and OSU just topped it off.
- Anonymous from Rock Hill, Posted: 06/17/2013
This house worked out beautifully for our family vacation. We especially liked the setup with the pool and Mermaids bar area. There was also extra table/seating in the great room which worked out great when there were too many of us for sitting around the table for meals.
for your vacation experience. Stay at Garden City and have a pleasnat experience. You can drive the short distance to Myrtle Beach if you want to experience the Myrtle Beach scene but after doing so you will be glad to get back to "Garden City"
- Charles W. from New Milford, Posted: 10/23/2012
Garden City is an awsome place to relax and enjoy the beach. This has been my famly's choice for seven years. We have rented through Garden City Realty with excellent results. my family recommends Garden City over Myrtle Beach
- Mary H. from Warren Center, Posted: 10/22/2012
Our family had a great time staying at Heaven Can Wait Beach House. It has a very light and airy atmosphere. So close to the beach with all the amenities you can ask for. Well stocked kitchen, beautifully decorated, and lots of room for all. I would recommend it to anyone.
- Phyllis N. from Perkasie, Posted: 08/28/2012
The layout of this house worked well with our family. The living space was open with lots of place to set computers, games, etc. The large deck was nice to have right off the living space. We enjoyed the pool, there were plenty of chairs around it. It was nice to have the hose to clean off between the beach and the pool/deck. This was a nice place to stay.
- Anonymous from Bowie, Posted: 07/30/2012
Want to let you know that a charcoal grill has been added and the latch on the back deck gate has been repaired. We sure hope we will be seeing you again in Garden City Beach.
- Garden City Realty staff
Had a great time at Heaven Can Wait! Location of the property was wonderful and amenities were great (pool and hot tub). Areas of improvement would be to add a grill, fix latch on back deck gate and ensure all bathrooms are clean (one was not and needed a new shower liner) Otherwise, the property and location were as advertised and accommodated our group comfortably.
- Teresa L. from Mooresville, Posted: 07/23/2012
The owner has put in a new refrigerator next to the ice maker and lighting has been added to the walkway to the beach. Housekeeping will be replacing light bulbs as needed on a weekly basis. Thank you for choosing Garden City Realty and Heaven Can Wait.
- Garden City Realty staff
The kitchen was probably the most well-stocked with utensils of any of the many large homes I have rented. The biggest drawback was there was only one standard size refrigerator and a mini fridge upstairs, which was too inconvenient for our use. We supplemented by putting drinks in an ice chest downstairs and continually replenishing the ice. There was only one working coffee maker, so we purchased another and left it as our gift. When we arrived, the sliding glass door on the ocean side was damaged. The glass was completely out of the frame. Someone came right away to check it out, but it was the next morning when someone who could repair it came. We appreciated the quick attention because it was a huge nuisance going in and out. Overall, I was very pleased with the customer service from the rental agency. The owner of this home needs to make a few upgrades, i.e. the living room sofas need replacing. The range needs to be replaced. Also, I recommend that the people that clean the house always replace burned out light bulbs. There were bulbs out in every room and only one working on the oceanside lower deck. Additionally lights need to be added to the oceanside stairs. They are very treacherous at night without lighting.
- Christine A. from Lebanon, Posted: 06/19/2012
Our family came expecting a wonderful stay at the beach and we were not disappointed. The view was great, the setting was all that we wanted. The rocking chairs on the porch made for a great view of the beach and the beach was not crowded at all. Our family had a wonderful time and we recommemd it to anyone looking for a great place in the sun. The kitchen was well stocked and the dining area was esp. well done. Our family had plenty of room for games, eating, visiting etc. We enjoyed our stay very much.
- Sandra B. from Fleetwood, Posted: 05/21/2012
Garden City Realty was extemely accomodating. Easiest vacation transaction I ever made. The house was breathtaking, beautifully decorated, spotless!! Can't wait to stay there again.
Our experience with the property management company was amazing. Their professionalism helped us stay in the vacation mindset- we had no worries. The property was clean but needed some TLC on the carpets. We brought that to the attention of property management and by the next business day a professional steam cleaning company came out and steam cleaned all of the carpets in the house!
We highly recommend this place and will stay there again in a heartbeat. We were sad to leave.
- Cesario B. from Alexandria, Posted: 05/14/2012
The pictures online match the reality of the house but do no justice to the view. The sunsets and late night moon appearances were stunning.
- Anonymous from Manning, Posted: 04/16/2012
Seven days of total relaxation. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets and everything in between. Great for family fun.