- Lonnie S. from Wapakoneta, Posted: 09/05/2023
Everything was perfect.. however I would recommend maybe some furniture updates along with newer beds.. other than that everything is fine
The customer service provided by the realty company that rents it out kept us right on top of everything so we knew exactly what to expect before and during our stay.
And the fact that it's so close to all the grocery shopping, beach stores, local attractions, and restaurants was a big selling point as well.
I've already recommended Ocean View to a friend and would do so to anyone looking for a clean, quiet place to enjoy the perfect vacation!
- Anonymous from Mansfield, Posted: 08/29/2023
Ocean View is the PERFECT vacation getaway for my wife and I. We have returned for the 2nd consecutive year and plan on coming back next year. The house is always clean and tidy, has all the amenities we need, and the fact that we have it all to ourselves for the week instead of having multiple families in different units helps keep things nice and quiet for us as we enjoy the amazing view of the ocean from the deck.
- Anonymous from Hartsville, Posted: 07/18/2023
Garden City realty did a great job making sure everything was ready for us.
- Anonymous from Montville, Posted: 07/17/2023
We had a great time. Loved the house, especially the partially covered deck. My husband burns easily and having the covered portion of the porch there he was able to enjoy the deck also. I think the only things I would have found a bit more handy would be a small cordless vacuum to help clean the sand off the floor better and a couple of tall chairs on the deck so you see over the railing. Not deal-breakers by any means!
- Anna B. from Montrose, Posted: 06/27/2023
We love the location of Ocean View. Toaster, coffee maker and bedspreads need to be upgraded. Bedspreads are to big for the size beds and lay on the floor all around beds. I have suggested to Garden City Realty it needs a vacuum and a swiffer wet jet. Floors were very gritty when we arrived.
- Anonymous from Anderson, Posted: 05/17/2023
Home was ok. Location is great. Back deck was amazing. Covered for hubby and open for me. Darken blinds or curtains would really help. Ocean side bedroom is hard to sleep late in because of the white blinds and no curtains. Could use some more closet space and hangers. A queen bed and bunkbeds in one of the bedrooms would be was so hard to get use to. Need a channel guide printed out. Even with these complaints, I would still stay there again.
- Ronnie L. from Cross Anchor, Posted: 04/16/2023
we have stayed here twice and we will be back soon
- Dixie M. from Pamplico, Posted: 10/14/2022
A great place to stay. Quiet, not in an area with a lot of high rises. A relaxing atmosphere. Wonderful porch facing the ocean.
- Angela S. from Dewy Rose, Posted: 07/19/2022
WE HAD A GREAT WEEK. OUR FAVORITE PART WAS THE PORCH OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN. THE ONLY THING I WOULD CJANGE ABOUT THAT WOULD BE TALLER SEATS ON THE PORCH SO YOU CAN SEE OVER THE RAILING. THE HOUSE WAS PRETTY CLEAN. COULD USE A LITTLE MORE. AND SOME MORE COMFORTABLEE FURNITURE IN THE LIVING AREA BUT OVERALL IT WAS NICE.
- Shannon M. from Mansfield, Posted: 07/18/2022
We truly enjoyed our vacation rental. The location was great- just a short drive to area attractions, stores, and shopping. We really loved the back deck, lots of space to enjoy time in and out of the sun. We will definitely try to book the same house again!
- Ronnie L. from Cross Anchor, Posted: 05/13/2022
we had agood time an we will be back .soon
- Anonymous from Anderson, Posted: 05/09/2022
The ocean view was amazing. The house could use some updating. Definitely could use some baking sheets, pots and pans. The air, washer and dryer worked great. Need darker blinds and curtains for the bedrooms and bathrooms.
Love the open style, beachside, pourch.
Wouldn't change a thing.
The house, however, could stand a good overall interior cleaning.
- Anonymous from Hartsville, Posted: 05/01/2022
Great location. House is perfect for just 2 people.
- Karen R. from Charleston, Posted: 04/30/2022
Awesome place for peaceful stay.
Really enjoyed our time
Nice house right on the beach!!! Great to find a one family/story house on the water and so close to eateries and other places! Not many of these are around any more. Thank you for such a pleasant place to stay!!!!
- Anonymous U , Posted: 03/21/2022
- Anonymous from Winston Salem, Posted: 09/27/2021
Ocean View is a great little house, perfect for a couple of people. Great location too, it's an easy walk to the pier which unfortunately was under construction this year. Also unfortunate was the construction of a massive house next door. But our stay was very pleasant otherwise. The location close to the ocean, makes up for all flaws. Hopefully next year will be quieter when the house next door is finished. If the owners are looking for suggestions, I would recommend putting a lockable gate on the end of the deck near the public access for a bit of security. Also a screen door on the slider would have been nice.
- Jamie H. from Ronda, Posted: 06/14/2021
We loved our house. It was the perfect size! Plenty of kitchen items too. There was a very good use of space! I was so glad the linens were included!
- Anonymous from Saint Clair, Posted: 11/30/2020
Ita definitely a beach house! Perfect if you have little kids. Its just enough shabby and chic for a beach getaway. Perfect size and has all the amenities you need.
- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 10/05/2020
Great getaway location close to restaurants, grocery stores, and, of course, the beautiful ocean!
- David M. from Easton, Posted: 07/06/2020
We had a great time! The kids didn't want to leave. The house was nice and as advertised! What would make things easier for check-in and check-out would be keyless entry on the rentals. Every house we stayed in in the outer banks had them and there was no reason to go to an office.
Would recommend housekeepers vacuum under beds. We cleaned ourselves due to COVID, but the house was clean except for a little dust.
We have already reserved again next June.
So glad to have had some time with our family!
- Anonymous from Pauline, Posted: 07/06/2020
- Dianne J. from Lancaster, Posted: 06/30/2020
Beautiful views - relaxing, comfy home - truly enjoyed our stay...will be back!!
- Sarah L. from Ellsworth, Posted: 03/15/2020
We are a family of 4 (2 of which are teenagers) and we came down from Wisconsin. We immediately felt at home when we walked in the door of our beach house. It was so nice. The view was breathtaking. The people at Garden City Realty were so friendly and easy to work with.
- David E. from Gastonia, Posted: 03/10/2020
The house was very clean, access to the beach was great!! Great location and will definitely want to stay again..
- Jeffrey S. from St. Clair, Posted: 11/28/2019
Everything was provided as far as linens, towels, cooking pans and utensils. The washer/dryer and dishwasher was a huge perk as well. View and access to the ocean couldn't be any better. We will be back.
- Nancy B. from Beach City, Posted: 11/17/2019
We had a wonderful time at this quaint little cottage by the ocean! It was tastefully decorated and was well stocked with everything we needed!
- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 10/03/2019
A great place for few people. Great location.
- Anonymous from Beech Island, Posted: 07/08/2019
When we first arrived and saw the view from the front door through the house out the rear sliding glass doors, we knew we were in for a good week. The location and rear deck were awesome. The open floor plan from the kitchen, dinning room, living room and rear deck is perfect. The bedrooms and bathrooms are nice enough, just be aware that it is 4 separate full size beds that can not be slid together due to design of house. One other note, parking under the house is very large but there is a house right behind you that makes backing out difficult but not a deal killer. Highly recommend for family of four. We did have 6 there for 4 night and did not feel cramped.
- Stephen S. from Goose Creek, Posted: 05/08/2019
We really loved the rental. It was quiet and clean. The home is small but has everything you need for a family of 8. Most importantly, it's on the beach and it's not an apartment or condo. It's a wonderful little home with a perfect view of the Atlantic Ocean. Outside, under the home is a hammock and shower station for when you return from your daily beach adventures and 2 parking spots for your vehicles. On the patio deck, partially shaded are rocking chairs and lounge chairs for the whole family. Inside, the living room has a couch, recliner, and other comfy chairs. The kitchen/dining room has a large table for everyone to eat comfortably. The kitchen has all of the essentials for cooking. The two bedrooms have 2 double beds each. Each bedroom and the living room have cable TV. The wi-fi was pretty slow, but the value for a beach house was great. I hope to stay again.
- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 04/22/2019
For two people, this is a perfect beach cottage. This was our fourth year and we have reserved for the fifth. The location is great. We watched parasailing right in front of us!
- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 10/03/2018
Loved the cottage and its oceanfront location. It's close to grocers and great restaurants.
- Anonymous from Rembert, Posted: 09/03/2018
We had our 4 children and my mother-in-law and we all enjoyed our stay tremendously. We saw the most beautiful sunrises from the deck and everyone spent most of their time on the beach. The home is beautifully decorated- so white, clean, and not overcrowded with stuff. One word of warning-if you have a big vehicle like we did (a Club van), getting out of the parking spot is difficult since there is a house right behind this one. Also, would love a garbage disposal and a queen bed in one of the bedrooms. We had one problem with not being able to get the DVD to work and I was very impressed with how Garden City sent someone out immediately and fixed it.
- Anonymous from Campbellsburg, Posted: 07/31/2018
The house and location were great.
- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 04/16/2018
We arrived a few hours early and the house was ready for our two-week stay. We enjoyed every minute - even the three days of non-sunny weather. Great restaurants nearby made our visit all the better. Can't wait to get back there!
- Erin M. from Eufaula, Posted: 11/26/2017
The rental process was very easy which helps to make the experience pleasant. Ocean View does have a fantastic view with comfortable décor. I do however feel that towels and sheets should come along with the price of the rental and not an extra fee.
- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 11/13/2017
Surfside and Garden City are the very best beach locations. Our rental was oceanfront, near restaurants and grocers. Even the weather was perfect for November!
- Brian T. from Johnstown, Posted: 06/05/2017
Everything was awesome up to the point when the Air Conditioner quit working. Maintenance came when we were away and everything was fine until Friday a.m. Was very hot out and air conditioner went out again so we left a day early. The weather was awesome and hot so when there is no air, it was time to go!
- Pam and Hank S. , Posted: 05/15/2017
Back again for a wonderful spring vacation. This is a great location on a quieter stretch of beach. As always, we enjoyed the deck which is perfect for watching the waves, shore birds, sky, turtles etc. The beach is actually considerably wider following Hurricane Mathew and happily the dunes & property at Ocean View were not damaged. Not fancy but very comfortable. We love it here.
- Anonymous from Columbia, Posted: 04/17/2017
Perfect weather, perfect beachfront cottage - that's what I'd say about our recent stay in Surfside Beach. Great location, nice folks at the realty office.
- Stephanie M. from Rainelle, Posted: 10/03/2016
Great location and nice house to stay in...
- Pam and Hank S. , Posted: 05/09/2016
We have stayed at Ocean View several times and love the location on Surfside Beach. The covered and open decks are wonderful.
- Steven L. from Highland, Posted: 04/13/2016
It would of been nice if the sliding door would of had a sliding screen.
- Lonnie S. from Wapakoneta, Posted: 09/21/2015
Wow!!!!!!! This place was great and will definitely stay again
- Susan K. from Warrenton, Posted: 08/17/2015
The house was very clean and nicely updated. We loved being able to just walk out on to the deck and covered deck and sit and look at the ocean. The only problem was having to walk through the bedrooms to get to the bathrooms.
- Karen B. from Walker, Posted: 08/03/2015
We had a wonderful stay here. Weather was perfect as well as the location of this house. The only problem we had is there were a few bugs in the house that I'm thinking they might need to spray more often. You won't regret renting this house. Perfect view, perfect house at a perfect price!
- Anonymous from Lexington, Posted: 07/06/2015
great house. clean. wish ice maker worked, but otherwise not a single complaint.
- Billy H. from Florence, Posted: 06/04/2015
Michelle and I love this house. This was our second year renting Ocean View and we can not say anything bad about our experience there. We are planning to rent again next year.
- Pam and Hank S. , Posted: 05/11/2015
We have been to Ocean View cottage several times and love it, especially for the view from the deck which is part covered and part open so perfect no matter the weather. Furnishings could use some updating but overall comfortable.
- Heather H. from Culpeper, Posted: 04/26/2015
We spent a long weekend at Surfside and had a wonderful laid back family time. The location was perfect and we had all we needed in this beachfront cottage.
- Joanne P. from N. Charleston, Posted: 12/03/2014
We have a big family and we had Thanksgiving there. It was really special and we had lots of room for dinner.The kids really enjoyed be able to walk out on the beach to play.
- James & Anne W. from Orangeburg, Posted: 06/07/2014
We loved our week as usual! This is the 12th year staying at Oceanview and we love the house!
- Anonymous from Kernersville, Posted: 12/03/2013
Wonderful home, great views, peaceful spot for relaxing. We enjoyed it tremendously.
- Anonymous from Simpsonville, Posted: 10/13/2013
You cannot beat this view. Meets the basic needs with good amount of space. Would stay here again.
- Trisha B. from Mansfield, Posted: 09/09/2013
The only thing was the deck will need replacing soon, called about board loose and rental management very promptly came and fixed. Was a wonderful vacation and will return.
- Anonymous from Whiting, Posted: 07/23/2013
Not a luxury house but perfect for a family vacation. House could have been cleaner and there were some insect issues but overall would stay there again.
- James & Anne W. from Orangeburg, Posted: 06/04/2013
Wonderful stay? This is 12th year at the same house and such wonderful memories!
- Anonymous from Charlotte, Posted: 10/13/2012
Wonderful view and great location.
- Anonymous from Lincoln, Posted: 09/17/2012
great memories made here, one of my favorite places!
- James & Anne W. from Orangeburg, Posted: 06/27/2012
We stayed in this home for the 11th year and had a blast. It is the perfect size for a family of 4 and such a breathtaking view of the beach at sunrise and sunset. Would never dream of staying anywhere else for our week vacation after school is over!!!! The deck on the back of the house is 1/2 covered which is perfect for those who love the sun and those who are seeking some shade. It is very large and spacious and very cool at night!
- Pam and Hank S. , Posted: 04/28/2012
We have stayed at Ocean View cottage a few times and hope to be back. We love this quiet stretch of Surfside Beach. The cottage has a wonderful deck, part covered and part open so it is perfect for watching the ocean & shore birds no matter the weather. Not fancy or upscale but comfortable (although personally would prefer firmer mattress). Could use some updating but has everything we needed. Large flatscreen tv and hammock were nice additions this year.
- Anonymous from Bridgeport, Posted: 07/15/2011
Great house right on the beach with a wonderful view but saw roaches on three of the nights we were there.
We love this house and will be there next year!!!!!
- James & Anne W. from Orangeburg, Posted: 06/18/2011
There was absolutely no air flow from the dryer at the beginning of our stay. We called to complain but I guess because it was a holiday weekend, no one could come until Wednesday, 4 days later!!! We ended up trying to get the lint out ourselves(From the outside dryer hose). Not fun!!!
- Anonymous from Mount Vernon, Posted: 04/04/2011
despite the horrible weather, we enjoyed our stay in this home. It was comfortable and spacious.