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Great Location but doesn't feel clean
Travis S. from Inman, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2020

Location was amazing. House is dated which is ok. However cleanliness of furniture and carpet were not clean. Especially after not being changed for 29 years. Less than comfortable beds also. The location and functionality made up for this however, will have seriously consider coming back. Also had a late check in for repairs.

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Second year at JimMelLou
Michael S. from Valley Falls, NY recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2019

JimMelLou is a very dated and basic house but that also helps make it a fantastic value. There's a ton of parking room and space inside. Location is great and the house is very functional. Private beach access is great but there's also a public access directly adjacent with a ramp for your wagon. Although dated, the house is good condition and clean. Some things we ran into that were minor maintenance issues you may run into. The outdoor showers need pull handles, the originals rusted off. The light over the card table has a sketchy plug. HVAC vents could use cleaning. Kitchen floor has a raised joint ready to peel. Fridge handle was duct taped. The only thing that gives pause for staying here a third year is the beds. All of them are downright awful. They're just uncomfortable and tough to get a good night's sleep on.

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Fun Again this Year!
A Guest from Columbia, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2019

We had a great time again this year at Jim Mel Lou! We had 8 adults, 3 kids and an infant and there was plenty of room for all. The property is not highly updated, but it is comfortable and we had everything we needed. it is beachfront, so the walk is short and easy. Garden City is such a great family beach! The beach is not too crowded and the pier and arcade are great family fun. Go to Neal and Pam's in Surfside on Monday night for Trivia and the Conch Cafe is good food on the beach!

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Home Away From Home
Connie C. from Cades, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2019

For the past 8-9 years my family has enjoyed staying at the Jim Mel Lou. It meets all of our needs. Great location.

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Spring Beach Trip
James & Anne W. from Orangeburg, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Apr, 2019

Overall the stay was very nice and peaceful! However, the fan over the stove threw out black burnt items when turned on and this was never fixed while we were there. Also, the rocking chairs were rotted on the top deck. These were never replaced either. TV's were in rooms upstairs but none in downstairs bedrooms. Very roomy and plenty of room to park! We would stay here again!

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Family vacation
A Guest from New Middletown, OH recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2018

We had a wonderfull time

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Home away from home.
Wendell/Alma M. from Sumter, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2018

Outststding.

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Good Times at Jim Mel Lou!
A Guest from Columbia, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2018

Property is just as it looks in the pictures. Everything is nice and it is an easy walk to the beach. We had a great time there and are going back to the same house next year. This was our 3rd year dealing with GCR and they are always great to work with. Suggestions for the owners: Needs - can opener, scissors, steak knives and some sharp knives. An outside grill would be great. We love your property! Thanks for letting us stay.

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Wonderful
Connie C. from Cades, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2018

My family have been coming to the Jim Mel Lou for years now and have thoroughly enjoyed out stay each year

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Excellent time
A Guest from Nashua, NH recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Apr, 2018

This was the second time we have stayed at this house. It is an excellent location and great location. The outside showers and foot wash make it very easy to clean up. This is becoming our goto house for MB trips.

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Jim Mel Lou
A Guest from St. Albans, VT recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Sep, 2017

Great location

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Nice House
A Guest from New Middletown, OH recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2017

It was a nice house it had a few things that could have used a little repairing. But overall we had a nice time. The only real complaint I had wasn;t even about this house. Across the street for some reason the realty company who had it felt the need to mow at 7:15 in the morning. I think it could have waited a little longer people are there on vacation. I am pretty sure the company was Dune realty

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Wonderful vacation
Delsie E. from Farmington, WV recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2017

This was our first time staying in Garden City beach.. my son was getting married close by and Jim Mel Lou was perfect for us. There is plenty of room and the porch was wonderful . We loved the big kitchen and open floor plan . We did have an issue with the upstairs shower but it was fixed quickly.

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Good place, Grate location on the beach.
Wendell/Alma M. from Sumter, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2017

This is our 24th year at Jim Mel Lou & Garden City Realty.

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Best vacation ever
David R. from Aliquippa, PA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2017

Best vacation ever!

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Beach Week with Family
Cindy M. from Aiken, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2017

Great place for all of us and perfect for grandchildren. Could keep an eye out on the beach and boardwalk and loved the porch!

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FAMILY VACATION
Connie C. from Cades, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2017

Wonderful

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A Week at the BEACH
A Guest from Knoxville, TN recommends this property
Stayed 8 days in May, 2017

We loved our week at Jim Mel Lou! We wish the cottage had a grill. It would be a great idea to have a dividing fence to keep the the public walkway completely separate.

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Wendell/Alma M. from Sumter, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2016

Good

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Family Vacation 2016
Connie C. from Cades, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2016

Family always enjoys our yearly vacation and the Jim Mel Lou fits our needs. Location is ideal.

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Great Vacation!
A Guest from Springfield, IL recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Sep, 2015

We loved JimMelLou! It was spacious and a great location.

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Family Vacation
Connie C. from Cades, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2015

Enjoyed our stay. Property didn't seem as clean as it has been in the past. Sand still on floor and mildew in bathrooms, but otherwise fine.

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Good value
TARA M. from HARDY, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2015

We enjoyed the location and value of this ocean front rental. Very spacious with an open layout. Recommendations would be that the mattresses need to be updated they were very uncomfortable.

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Family Time
A Guest from Kingsport, TN recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in May, 2015

We enjoyed our week at the beach immensely. The temperature was low 80's and got in lots of beach time.

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10 year anniversary get away
A Guest from St Ann, MO recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in May, 2014

The location was clean and ready for us upon arrival...helpful staff made it easy to feel right at home. Great location

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Wonderful Stay, Will Stay Again
Douglas M. from Roanoke, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Apr, 2014

This is a wonderful home in great condition in a wonderful location. There only complaint I have with the property is a few blinds can't be adjusted because the rod has broken off.

The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, glasswear, and the appliances all work.

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Watch Out for Falling Light Globe!
A Guest from Knoxville, TN recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Sep, 2013

The house was dirty. The fridge didn't appear to have been cleaned. The air vents were dirt filled. The floors had not been swept clean of sand. To beat it all, a light globe fell off and hit my 84-yr-old mother-in-law in the head. The management did not even check up later to see if she was okay after they were told.

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Zerbe Family Vacation
A Guest from Kossuth, PA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2013

We enjoyed our week at this rental. The downstairs was spacious and comfy. Enjoyed the covered porch and the 6 rockers and picnic table. Loved the gate on the porch as we have little ones. Our only complaint was the public access right beside the house as we had people parking in our rental property and using the outside showers under the house. A suggestion may be a fence along the public access side to deter people from coming over.Otherwise our week was very enjoyable.

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Jim Mel Lou
Chad H. from Dacula, GA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2013

I've stayed at Garden City Beach for over 35 years in many different houses. Jim Mel Lou is dated but I actually liked the property overall. It reminded me of the beach when I was a kid. The updates on the decking and the fresh paint on the outside looked great. I would recommend a couple of things: Please invest in some new, more comfortable mattresses for every bedroom. It's not critical but maybe you could put in a disposal as well. I cleaned the windows for you so the ocean view was outstanding. We enjoyed the week. See you next year!

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Jim Mel Lou
Connie C. from Cades, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jun, 2013

Had a wonderful week. Hope to come back.

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gathering of friends.
A Guest from Port Richey, FL recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Mar, 2013

Jimmellou was a great location, we enjoyed our stay, we would like to visit again when the weather is warmer.

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Christmas @ Jim Mel Lou
Linda B. from Conway, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Dec, 2012

It was a nice place, but there were a few things missing. There was no can opener, the revolving plate in the microwave was not the correct size and the coffee pot lid was slightly broken. Except for those "minor" inconveniences, it was great! The big, open living area was wonderful for me to interact with guests while I was cooking!

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Great
A Guest from East Bernstadt, KY recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Oct, 2012

Great space and location

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Inexpensive Family Retreat
Candace L. from Hiawassee, GA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Sep, 2012

We normally stay in a property that's priced a little higher but whose porch is too small to enjoy. We tried this property most because of the great open porch with rocking chairs. This is the best part of this home along with the great new decking used for the walkway to the beach! You'll need to keep your shoes on in the showers under the house, but the extra hot and cold showers worked great when we are trying to get ready at the same time. The property DOES NOT have Wi-Fi as advertised and there is only one TV - we were not happy with this.

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UPDATE-This home now has Wi-fi as of April 2013. Thank you.

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Great time!!!!
Shirley D. from Massillon, OH recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Sep, 2012

We had a wonderfull time with our family at your place!We will be back!

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This will be the house for us for years to come
Stace T. from Roanoke, VA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2012

This home although dated was a perfect fit for our family. My children were upset there was only one TV, but it allowed us to have more family time together in the evenings either watching a program together or playing card games. The living area is very spacious and open so whether you are cooking, eating, or doing a puzzle everyone is together! We brought 3 teenagers and two 20 year olds so the bedrooms on two floors worked well. We utilized the covered rear deck every evening and the beach area was never crowded. We did need to purchase an internet card for access, but that is the only negative we can offer.

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Our week at the Jim Mel Lou
A Guest from Flemington, NJ recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Aug, 2012

My family had a very enjoyable at Jim Mel Lou. It was a really great price for an oceanfront house, but the house really needs some TLC! Things that could be easily replaced have been neglected and detract from the overall experience. Moldy caulking on tubs, rusted out vents and lights, very worn out furniture, including tears is fabric and linoleum bubbling up on the floor are a few of those detractions. The location is fantastic and my kids had a wonderful week at the house and the beach. We will have very fond memories of our vacation, but I hope some improvements are made to the general upkeep of the home.

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Jim Mel Lou, great memories, relaxing vacation
A Guest from Indian Trail, NC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2012

Not a fancy place, but the view, ocean/beach right outside the door, big rooms, porch, always plenty of hot water, well supplied kitchen made this a relaxing, fun vacation for our family. Close to Wal-Mart, grocery stores, Krispy Kreme, and restaurants. Just the right distance from the Garden City pier.

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THE BEST AT THE BEACH!
John D. from Lexington, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2012

WE HAVE RENTED THIS PROPERTY FOR 11 CONSECUTIVE YRS AND THE ONLY COMPLAINT WE HAVE IS THE LAWN AREA AT THE BACK OF THE HOUSE IS COVERED WITH SAND SPURS NOT A GOOD PLAY AREA FOR THE CHILDREN. iT WOULD BE NICE IF THE AREA COULD BE RE-SODDED!

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Garden City Jim Mel Lou rental
Sandra L. from Claremont, NH recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Apr, 2012

It was a wonderful house and a wonderful location. I fulfilled my dream of renting a beachside home in the area. I would come back in an instant!!!!!

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Home Away from Home
Mike B. from Dallas, PA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Sep, 2011

This was the 12th year we've stayed at the Jim, Mel, Lou and we will be back. The house isn't fancy, but very comfortable with a wonderful beach location and plenty of room to enjoy our Garden City vacation.

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Rain or shine always a great time in Garden City
Joan W. from Wellington, FL recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Sep, 2011

We really like the location. As always its quiet way south of the pier. Our only problem with the property was not enough TV's and there was alot of dust on the furniture in the bedrooms. Also sand on the floors in the two bedrooms down stairs. I mention this because my sister has allergies. Other than that the property had a well equiped kitchen. We cook alot. All and all we had a great vacation. Thank you Garden City Realty. We will be back next year!

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Great House for the Price
Ray O. from Hickory, PA recommends this property
Stayed 9 days in Sep, 2011

Don't expect too much from the house. The furniture and appliances are older, but you can't beat the price for a house right on the beach. We would stay here again.

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A Guest from Pittsburgh, PA recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Jul, 2011

Great location, great porch, the living room/dining room/ and kitchen space are very large and great for bigger families. we had a great time very few complaints. some aspects of the home are outdated but it give it more of a myrtle beach vacation feel!

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over all very happy
Carolyn S. from Salley, SC recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Apr, 2011

The house could use new beds and more than one TV!

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Jimmellou
Cindy & Ray B. from Webster, NY recommends this property
Stayed 7 days in Apr, 2011

We had a wonderful time.
We loved the location of the house and the quietness of it.
This property was not located near other rental properties so the beach front was not busy at all. It was like our own private beach!!!
One thought that we had was to call the people in charge of the public access nextdoor to the property and have them empty the port-o-potty. Everyday the wind would blow that odor up to the house and it was not a pleasant one.
Other than that - it was a wonderful experience.

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Garden City Realty, Inc.

608 Atlantic Ave.
Garden City Beach, SC 29576-8104

Vacation Rentals

Toll Free: 877-767-7737
Email: Rentals@GardenCityRealty.com

Real Estate Sales

Toll Free: 866-427-7253
Email: Sales@GardenCityRealty.com

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