2022 Notice: Effective October 2022, sleeping accommodations at The Ritz will include three king and two queen-sized beds, plus four twin-over-double bunk beds with trundles. Until then, sleeping accommodations include three king (second floor) and six queen-sized beds (two - first floor, four - second floor). The description below has already been updated to reflect these changes. The photos and virtual tour will not be updated until October 2022.
The Ritz is a seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath oceanfront beach house located 1.8 miles south of Garden City Pier. This property features a fully-equipped kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances including a microwave and two dishwashers, as well as a wet bar, washer, dryer, central heat and air conditioning, and ceiling fans throughout. Nine TVs and Wi-Fi are also included. Sleeping accommodations include three king (second floor) and two queen-sized beds (first floor), plus four twin-over-double bunk beds with trundles (second floor). Outdoor amenities include a private 26-by-21-foot heated swimming pool, pool furniture, outdoor shower, covered porches, and ample parking (some covered). The pool can be heated from Labor Day through Memorial Day if the air temp is above 55°. No smoking. No pets. Linens included. Maximum occupancy: 18
Conveniently located close to some of the best area attractions, Garden City Beach is directly south of Surfside Beach and ends on a peninsula at the mouth of Murrells Inlet. One of the most renowned attractions in Garden City Beach is the Pier at Garden City. Other attractions include Marlin Quay Marina, Gulf Stream Cafe, Original Sam's Corner, and Sara J's Seafood Restaurant.
Just south of Garden City Beach is Murrells Inlet, a seaside community that is considered to be the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina", but is also home to some of the nation's best golf courses. Once primarily a fishing village, the town is best known for the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, a half-mile long boardwalk overlooking a pristine salt marsh, and the many award-winning seafood and barbecue restaurants along Highway 17 Business in the central business district.
Brookgreen Gardens, a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve built on four former rice plantations, is located slightly south of Murrells Inlet. It features several themed gardens with American figurative sculptures placed in them, trails through several nature reserve ecosystems, and the Lowcountry Zoo.
If you're looking for places to shop, Inlet Square Mall, The Market Common, Coastal Grand, Myrtle Beach Mall, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, two Tanger shopping outlets, countless strip-malls, and many more shopping facilities are all within an easy drive from Garden City Beach. Looking for some entertainment, take in a show at Alabama Theater, Medieval Times, The Carolina Opry, Pirates Voyage, and Legends in Concert. And don't forget about Ripley's Aquarium, Alligator Adventure, Hard Rock Cafe, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, and The Pavilion Nostalgia Park.
Other points of interest close by include the waterfront community of Georgetown, the third oldest city in South Carolina and second-largest seaport in South Carolina, and historic Conway with its downtown Riverwalk area nestled on the banks of the Waccamaw River. Both towns include fine dining, shopping, and historic sites.
Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, and Murrells Inlet are all close to Waccamaw Hospital and several urgent care facilities.
Whatever your desire, whatever your need, the south strand offers a little something on everyone's to-do list. We have a variety of restaurants, retail stores, miniature golf, entertainment venues, charter fishing, water sports... and of course, nothing but relaxation.