Location to beach and pool was perfect. Parking was tight but livable. Would like to have seen a gas grill but made due with charcoal. Rental crew very helpful and cleaning crew did a fine job getting us in early in the day. Next visit we will make sure we get a golf cart to travel the area. Everyone there had one but us.
- Scott R. from Harrisburg, Posted: 07/19/2021
House was impressive. Very clean and nice floorplan.
- Anonymous from Buena Vista, Posted: 07/19/2021
We had the best week in Surfside! The Portofino III 321A is a beautiful home, very clean and well kept. You could easily notice all the personal details the homeowners put into this home - it was not just a basic "cookie cutter" beach house. It had everything we needed. The location was perfect. I was concerned that the public parking beside the house would make our area of the beach too crowded, but it did not! Most of those people were in and out after riding the banana boat or parasailing. The house is in a good location, plenty of parking and the beach was not overcrowded. We will be staying here again!
- Anonymous from Fairfax, Posted: 07/12/2021
We had a great week at the beach. Garden City Realty is our favorite realty company to deal with. Our beach house was well equipped and set up when we arrived. Check in was quick and we went straight to the house. Everything was as it appeared in the ads. We will be back next summer!
- Ann P. from Laurens, Posted: 06/21/2021
Our family really enjoyed our week at Portifino 321A. When we arrived, the house was as it had been portrayed online. We really loved the location making it easy to get on the beach with children and gear. I loved most the spacious PORCH! The furniture was so comfy— rocking chairs. And the table and chairs let us have many fun games there. The pool was clean and not crowded. From booking the house, check-in, to check-out was easy and everyone was very nice. Loved that each linen packet was wrapped tightly with clear wrapping waiting on each bed and towels were too. Great week all around!! All 5’s!
- Leslie A. from Gray, Posted: 06/14/2021
This was our second annual summer stay at Portofino 321A, and we can’t wait to return again. In spite of unseasonably cool and rainy weather for Memorial Day, we enjoyed this great beach home. We love the location between the Surfside and Garden City piers and also enjoy the proximity to the public beach access/water sport area, so that friends and family can join us for beach fun. The house offers a great ocean view porch and a community pool. We’ve enjoyed cookouts with family both years, and we appreciate the open floor plan for entertaining and dining on the main level. This home has become a true beach treasure for us, and we are now making it a tradition!
- Anthony P. from Union, Posted: 04/28/2021
Had 4 guys for a golf trip - plenty of room - clean - 1 block from the ocean and easy to get to the highway. A couple of good local places to eat.
Happy with all the questions below and would love to do it again
- Anonymous from Murrells Inlet, Posted: 03/19/2021
Loved the unit and the weather was great so it made for a super time
- David S. from Roseville, Posted: 10/02/2020
- Carol B. from High Point, Posted: 07/26/2020
We absolutely loved our stay at Portofino lll 321A. The property description was exactly as described and it was clean and well-maintained. The house was very homey and you couldn’t have asked for a better location. Lots of good restaurants close by. Our two favorites were Poppy’s and Lee’s Inlet Kitchen. Poppy’s had great burgers and sandwiches and you have to try the fried Oreos. OMG! Lee’s Inlet Kitchen at Murrells Inlet had the best seafood that I’ve ever had. This was our first time staying at Surfside Beach and using Garden City Realty and it was an excellent experience. I can’t wait to go back and I’ll definitely use Garden City Realty again.
- Leslie A. from Gray, Posted: 07/06/2020
This Portofino beach home easily accommodated our group of 7 for the week. Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own bathroom, which was a huge bonus. The kitchen and living area were well-stocked with all of your vacation needs. We loved the quiet Surfside Beach location because it is very quiet, safe and family-oriented. We spent our days resting on the porch, enjoying the community pool, and relaxing on the beach. The private beach access was easy and convenient for our guests to come and go on their own schedule. We loved the wide beach area, cleanliness of the home and Surfside Beach, and the amenities of covered, private parking, and outdoor beach showers and a charcoal grill at our unit. We will definitely return to rent here again and will recommend the home/area to anyone.
- Sonni G. from Marion, Posted: 06/15/2020
We really enjoyed our stay! This was just what our family needed!
- Angie T. from Newnan, Posted: 03/16/2020
Portofino III 321A was the perfect house for our family! The 4 bedrooms with their own en suite bathrooms was a great fit for our celebration week!
- Anonymous from Liberty, Posted: 11/03/2019
We originally didn’t book this house, but when we got to our rental there were some plumbing problems that caused us to have to move houses. (The staff handled this very quickly and efficiently) The new house was over all nice. The carpets could use a good deep cleaning. Your feet or socks will be black after walking around for a while. There is a lot of clutter around that makes it very difficult to keep small children out of. I was worried our toddlers were going to break something. The kitchen was stocked well, and all the appliances worked. The WiFi wasn’t great and made connecting to the internet challenging, but house is in a great location and easy access to the beach! I would stay again.
- Anonymous from Montgomery, Posted: 10/02/2019
Very nice. You have direct access to the beach which is great for those with young children so you don't have to cross the road. You have a great view of the beach although your not directly ocean front.
- Louis E. from York, Posted: 09/04/2019
Property was fantastic! Had a small issue with the clothes dryer problem was immediately addressed fantastic service. We had a great week
- Anonymous from Freehold, Posted: 07/31/2019
Great time, good value and plenty for kids to do. Add terrific restaurants and golf and I love Surfside Beach.
- Carisa H. from North Augusta, Posted: 07/14/2019
My family of 6 and both sets of grandparents came for our annual vacation. This house has plenty of room and everything we needed when we wanted to stay in and cook. We had a wonderful time!
- Roger N. from Abingdon, Posted: 09/17/2018
We had to leave after 3 days on a 7 day rental. Hurricane Florence put us out.
- Anonymous from Pittsburg, Posted: 08/20/2018
This house was beautiful. It was decorated beautifully, had everything you could possible need , and had spectacular views.
- Anonymous from Marriottsville, Posted: 07/22/2018
The rental experience was excellent. The only problem was the functionality of the sliding glass doors. We would recommend some much needed repairs on the doors.
- Lynn B. from Starr, Posted: 07/02/2018
Our stay at this location was absolutely the best. It was comfortable for everyone. Privacy was never an issue as each had their own space. We also loved the open spaces for gathering together whether it was on the porch, down stairs grilling or in the open floor plan of the kitchen, dining room, & living room. This home is equipped with everything. We will most definitely stay here again!! Thank you to the owners for sharing your beautiful beach home!!
- William C. from Washington, Posted: 06/25/2018
excellent, could not have been better
1. The location is amazing, even being second row you get a tremendous view and a good bargain.
2. The pool is so awesome, not heated but always very nice and private.
3. The house is well equipped and you almost need to bring nothing.
4. Carpets very dirty, our socks were filthy from walking on it.
5. House is in need of updating.
6. Televisions are actually computer monitors and very very small.
7. Deck is awesome.
Great bargain but wish the house was more updated and cleaner.
- Dave M. from Hudson, Posted: 06/03/2018
We love the Surfside Beach area and have rented in the Portofino 3 area a few times. Here is the good and the not so good about the home:
- John W. from Thurmont, Posted: 01/03/2018
Thank you for taking the time to respond to our review of Portofino 321A. We're excited to share with you that the granite counter tops in the kitchen have been updated. We hope to see you again in the near future! Thank you for choosing Garden City Realty.
- Garden City Realty staff
The property is in a very nice location, a few feet from the beach and easy short walks to several restaurants/bars. The house's interior is dated and could use some work, especially in the kitchen. The layout of the living area and bedrooms makes it easy for everyone to have their on space, but still be able to family fun in living area.
- Marlene F. from Lawrenceville, Posted: 11/27/2017
My family and I had an absolutely fantastic experience at this rental house. The house was so well equipped and ready for us . . . from accessible bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and games center to the dishwasher detergent packets, everything went well. The linen package was worth the additional fees. We will definitely rent this or a similar house again.
- Ilyas Y. from Novi, Posted: 10/02/2017
Great, clean house in a very good Location.
We were also pleasantly surprised with the nice short walk to the beach. The whole stay was perfect and I highly recommend this house for your next vacation!
- Anonymous from Abilene, Posted: 09/25/2017
We loved Portofino 111 321A. It was in a great quiet location yet within walking distance to the Surfside Pier. This house was great for our large family. It was wonderful to have a bathroom for every bedroom. Not once did we have to settle a fight over all the bathrooms being full and who was going next. It must also have a wonderful water heater because with five girls taking showers we never once ran out of hot water.
- Roger N. from Abingdon, Posted: 09/18/2017
Very nice home with nice bedrooms for everyone. Everyone from our group enjoyed their vacation this year.
- John B. from Dublin, Posted: 09/04/2017
It would have been nicer if they hadn't been doing beach restoration.
- Anonymous from Freehold, Posted: 08/14/2017
Terrific, even with the rainy days.
- Cindy U. from Lexington, Posted: 08/01/2017
The house was great! Very tastefully decorated and all of the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked and there is nothing negative to say about the house, location or beach.
- Jane P. from SPARTANBURG, Posted: 07/19/2017
We have rented several times in the past from Garden City Realty and have always been satisfied with our accommodations. However, this year we rented Portofino III 321B and I must say that it was the best rental we have stayed in so far. We loved the view of the ocean, the swimming pool being right beside the house, and the short walk we had to the beach. The kids were all thrilled with house and they felt the same as the adults in regards to the house--it was the BEST!! Can't wait till next year to see what we stay in next.
- William M. from Spartanburg, Posted: 07/13/2017
We had a fabulous time staying at the Portofino III 321A! Very well equipped and lots of room! The porch was great! An outside fan would be a great addition. Plenty of room for all 8 of us to sit outside and take in the ocean view! Had an issue with the refrigerator and Garden City Reality responded the same day and had it fixed within an hour or two! The rental of sheets and towels was a HUGE plus! We would definitely stay again!
- Anonymous from Flemington, Posted: 06/12/2017
Our stay was wonderful. Of course being at the beach is wonderful. But this house made it even more enjoyable. The beds were awesome. I've stayed other condos and house and the beds are always cheap the owners bought top of the line beds for this house. Sitting out of the porch is a plus. Kitchen was stocked with good utensils and cookware and some have really bad cookware. No complaints just overall very happy with this house.
- Jackie G. from Arden, Posted: 05/23/2017
Very nice house - great location - the mattresses on the beds are very comfortable I'm actually trying to find one like it. The only complaint I have was the WIFI - I tried rebooting - didn't improve it - we had to disconnect from it - might want to have that checked out.
- Anonymous from Newburgh, Posted: 05/16/2017
This was our second time renting this house! We love the location & the house. Always very clean & the rental office goes above & beyond to serve you. We will continue to rent this house if available. We love this beach!
- Anonymous from West Columbia, Posted: 05/01/2017
- Karen G. from Mechanicsville, Posted: 04/04/2017
The rental unit was beautifully furnished. We loved the décor. The beds were comfortable, the unit was clean. This house is in a great location; close to everything. We will definitely be back!
- Anonymous from Belmont, Posted: 03/14/2017
A well stocked , Clean and big home. Major detail put forth to make sure our stay was great. We will rent this home again.
- Anonymous from Duncan, Posted: 11/28/2016
Wonderful stay! The house was perfect for 8 adults, 1 teen, and 1 child. Beautifully decorated with all the comforts of home. Very spacious and clean. The house description was accurate but the interior and exterior are far prettier than the pictures depicted. We loved the large porch and the ocean views. Property Management were easy to work with and very accommodating for last minutes changes.
- Maggie T. from Asheboro, Posted: 11/07/2016
Wonderful house, great location.
- Anonymous from Fort Myers, Posted: 11/04/2016
Great location, plenty of room to enjoy friends and family.
- Anonymous from Dummerston, Posted: 10/31/2016
This was a beautiful, well appointed house in a great location. We were in town as a family for a wedding, and the house was great for game nights and beach days. Would definitely rent it again!
- Rose T. from Fruitport, Posted: 09/26/2016
The house was perfect for our family vacation. Everything was just as described, except more wonderful in person! I will definintely be booking this location again!
- Jamie B. from New Martinsville, Posted: 09/19/2016
Beautiful place and very well maintained! Will be renting this unit again!
- Anonymous from Bumpass, Posted: 08/30/2016
Wonderful and relaxing
- Barbra H. from UNION, Posted: 07/12/2016
Pleasant relaxing stay
- Bernard G. from Concord, Posted: 07/11/2016
Although house is termed ocean front, you can only see the ocean through the public access to the right of the house in front of you. But you can see this in one of the pictures. House was clean and well appointed. It could use an update on some of the cushions and carpet but was acceptable. We loved the deck and furniture and spent a lot of family time there.
- William/Katie B. from Kirkwood, Posted: 07/04/2016
We really love Surfside Beach area and rental location. The rental is fine except for the bathroom door that we reported last year. Needs to be repaired and adjusted to open over the carpet. Would be great if the deck had a ceiling fan, they aren't that expensive anymore. We'll be back.
- Carl L. from Williamsville, Posted: 06/10/2016
We had another wonderful family vacation at this property. It was great to see the improvements the new owners are making. The property is exactly as represented and is very clean and well kept. We love the Surfside Beach area, having spent numerous vacations there. The location of this property is perfect. Our family enjoys being able to go out the door and be on beach. The big porch with all the rocking chairs is a particular favorite. A perfect place to relax, enjoy a cold drink and read or talk. The property is located near numerous restaurants, Murell's Inlet and Brookgreen Gardens. So lots nearby to see and do. Charleston is only an hour and a half away and makes a great day trip. The house is even stocked with children's books, beach toys, games as well as beach chairs. We put the provided grill to good use as well. Our family felt at home during our stay and look forward to coming back in the future.
- Anonymous from Mechanicsville, Posted: 05/16/2016
People at the rental office were very professional and helpful. Property was in an awesome location. We will definitely be renting this property again.
- Anonymous from Salem, Posted: 08/24/2015
The home is nicely decorated. The beds are great, we all slept well. Everyone enjoyed the pool, beach and the view! We will definitely stay there again.
- James V. from Lynchburg, Posted: 08/03/2015
July, 2015. Nice stay. No sharks and felt secure in the ocean. Very nice accommodations and fairly quiet neighborhood. Only problem was traffic if one wanted to go into Myrtle Beach. The highway system needs work.
- Deb B. from Medford, Posted: 07/14/2015
Our family had a wonderful time! It was a long needed vacation for our whole crew! The rental home fit all of our needs and the location was great! Sure will be back again in the future!
- Anonymous from Asheboro, Posted: 07/07/2015
House was great, view was a real plus. The pool was great for kids and beach access easy and close. The description was extremely accurate and the house well appointed. Owners really take care with providing a very nice home.
- Anonymous from Charles Town, Posted: 04/06/2015
The rental house was beautiful with a good ocean location. The owners have accommodated the guests with many extras. The house is decorated with much thought.
- Alexander C. from Fernandina Beach, Posted: 01/07/2015
Everything was good. We had no problems and the house was in very good condition and comfortable.
- Anonymous from Denver, Posted: 10/01/2014
The rental process with Garden City Realty is very seamless. I used the online application to make the reservation.
- Kimberly B. from New Plymouth, Posted: 09/01/2014
Thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. We are glad to inform you that the owner has replaced four of the mattresses (king, one queen, and two twins). A Memory foam was also put on one of the other queen beds. We hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for staying at Portofino 321A and choosing Garden City Realty!
- Garden City Realty staff
We had a great vacation! This home fit us perfectly. Beautiful view of the ocean and only a short walk. Nice sized pool only a few steps away. Nice deck with rocking chairs were perfect for relaxing. Would visit again a in a heartbeat! Only complaint was the beds could use new mattresses but they were manageable.
- Anonymous from Bel Air, Posted: 09/01/2014
We had a great week. While the property was not directly on the beach, it had great beach access and the ramp to the beach provided easy access for carrying chairs and canopies, etc. The rooms were clean and were a good size. The refrigerator was a bit small but otherwise everything was great!
- Don L. from Edenton, Posted: 08/11/2014
My Family and I enjoy our stay at the Portofino very nice house we love sitting on the porch in the mornings and afternoons enjoy the ocean !!!!
- Robert & Lori B. from Wake Forest, Posted: 07/19/2014
We loved sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch. We had a view of the ocean and the palm trees gave us a real tropical feel!
We found that it would be better if the beach access had a ramp instead of steps because of taking baby gear (wagon/cart) to the beach. So we used the public beach access ramp. It would be nice to have a gate in the white fence leading from the public access - with a lock on the gate that you could use with a key.
Overall, it was nice.
- Anonymous from Easley, Posted: 06/09/2014
It was a pleasant week. I really enjoyed bringing my 2 grandbabies (11 mo. and 10 mo.) to the beach for the first time and wished their grandfather could have been there to see them. He would have been so happy to watch his own children being a parent at the beach. (He passed away when our own children were just teenagers - 14 years ago.)
- Patti W. from Grove City, Posted: 05/11/2014
Myself along with 7 other women, all high school graduates, same year, vacation together every spring. This year we choose Myrtle. What a great time we shared being able to stay in a house rather than two motel rooms. We arrived on Monday evening and by Tuesday morning they were telling me they wanted to come back to this house, next year. It was located near to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and best of all the airport. We will be back.
- Anonymous from Charles Town, Posted: 04/22/2014
- Anonymous from Howell, Posted: 04/16/2014
We loved it! What a joy! The place was clean and comfortable. Liked how there were cleaning supplies labeled so we knew we could use them. Thought we would be beachside, though, because of the advertising. Would have preferred ocean front, like it was described. Overall, an excellent vacation! Thank you!
but overall we had a great stay and look forward to next chance to visit again.
- Jimmy F. from Telford, Posted: 11/05/2013
We had a little trouble with the cableTV and the thermostat one night,
- John B. from Dallas, Posted: 10/15/2013
My wife and I stayed here the week leading up to our wedding and they house was perfect! Right on the beach and close to everything we left wishing we owned the house so we could come back any time.
- Rita C. from Washington, Posted: 09/16/2013
It was very nice. location was great. They need a bathroom near the pool.
- Anonymous from Taney Town, Posted: 08/26/2013
We had a pleasant, two-family vacation. Our rental was perfect, good ocean view, spacious. Needs pathway from "carport" to rear exit.
- Anonymous from Chesterfield, Posted: 08/06/2013
The king mattress needs replacement, also the sofa was not very comfortable, need mixer, more silverware, Bottom shelf of refridge was falling out of door.
- Lisa T. from Perry Hall, Posted: 07/30/2013
We were very pleased with our stay at Surfside Beach. The property was in a great location and in excellent condition. My only recommendation would be new mattresses for the beds. We had a fabulous stay and hope to come back one day!
- Charles S. from Blacksburg, Posted: 07/08/2013
Good stay even with rain for part of the week. House has been updated and was good. Internet service appreciated.
Noisy every early morning(6am) because beach tractor accesses beach from drive beside house.
Otherwise, very good location and amenities for family vacation. Likely to return.
- Anonymous from Chapin, Posted: 10/01/2012
Thank you for taking the time to complete the review. This property was sold in May 2013 and the new owner has already made a lot of upgrades and she will continue to make more upgrades. I am sure that you will find this home in much better condition from this point on. We hope that everyone will come back to this house, you will be pleased with the upgrades.
- Garden City Realty staff
Condition a little worn. Router and modem need replacing; would not have had wireless except that son is an IT wiz.
- Anonymous from Clyde, Posted: 09/11/2012
Portofino 321A was a really nice house and the location was great, there is a fantastic view of the ocean. The pool was clean and well kept! we had a great time. The living room furniture is shabby and needs to be replaced is the only complaint we had. I would recommend this property. Thanks to Garden City Realty for being friendly and professional.
- Rebecca B. from Kannapolis, Posted: 09/05/2012
My check in date was 8-25. My wedding date was also 8-25 at 4pm. Pat had the cleaning crew go over immediately to clean the home so we were able to get into the home a couple hours earlier which made getting ready so much easier. 2nd year in a row @ this location. It's ideal. We love it !
Needs a few updates: the blindes all need fixed, hard to open & close. The sliding door blindes definitely need replaced. Otherwise it was a great home. Thanks!
- Anonymous from Salem, Posted: 09/03/2012
The home was a perfect location, comfortable.
- Anonymous from Canton, Posted: 07/03/2012
Dryer squeeks when turning, master bedroom door sticks at the top and is hard to close, lamp in mstr bed did not have a knob to turn on lamp on nightstand. we had small children and when I pulled the vaccum cleaner out, had to empty it first and try to clean the filter to use. View is good, house is nice, but neglected.
- Stephanie G. from Kathleen, Posted: 06/29/2012
This property was perfect for our family vacation. We had 9 staying together and everyone had plenty of room for personal space as well as room to be together. The pool was a little small but was sufficient. The property information said wifi was included but we never could log on to the Internet. The blinds in the living room and a few of the bedrooms need to be replaced. On the positive side, we needed a high chair that was delivered on the same day and was in very good condition and our grill was missing and it was replaced on the same day as we reported it. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much.
- Anonymous from Woodstock, Posted: 06/18/2012
We enjoyed our vacation and were located close to everything. There were a few things that went wrong but maintenance was very helpful. We would definitely come back.
- Trina B. from Waldorf, Posted: 05/29/2012
OMG it was beautiful!!!
- Anonymous from Bossier City, Posted: 05/14/2012
Would highly recommend Portofino III. There was plenty of room, and bathrooms. Very clean, and everything worked. Only glitch was the beds weren't made for our arrival, and we had paid for that service.
- Anonymous from Kennebunk, Posted: 05/07/2012
Escellent home, excellent location - service was top flight
- Anonymous from Hamilton Square, Posted: 08/31/2011
Portifino was very nice. Some of the boxsprings need to be replaced. Crib was useless. Too deep. My daughter could not use it. Could not reach down that far.
people, and lots of space for all to rome,
- Joseph G. from Easton, Posted: 08/22/2011
the place was very nice , frig door broken,wall paper coming off in master bathroom, and blinds in living room not working but over all would come back , close to pool , right on beach , and so very close to a food store , which was much needed with 12
- Anonymous from Indianapolis, Posted: 08/01/2011
We had a great week at this beach house. It was close to the ocean, pool, and activities. Nice big beach! The house was nice. Only things not up to par were one broken down twin bed mattress, the holders inside the fridge door, and the microwave door handle. The sofa bed was not too great either, but everything else was ok. We would come back!
- Willeen B. from Greenville, Posted: 05/30/2011
Thank you for taking the time to complete the user review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house and your vacation. I have notified the housekeeping supervisor of Portofino 321A about the floors. They will pay special attention to that in the future. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for choosing Garden City Realty.
- Garden City Realty staff
Very pleased. liked a bathroom for each bedroom. Only negatives were that floors were dirty. Had crawling baby that knees and feet stayed dirty and pool was closed for 2 and a half days. Property manager very helpful. Overall wonderful week. Would rent again