About this listing
Facing the Intercoastal Waterway, this spot is the best of all worlds... seconds from some of the best golf in the area, minutes to Sunset Beach and Calabash, and exactly 18 minutes from Myrtle Beach.
We are so happy that you have chosen our home for your vacation rental. When we say “home,” we mean it… this place has been in our family for almost 50 years, built originally by Trish’s Grandfather in 1971. Trish held her Grandfather’s hand as he carefully walked her through the construction of what was to be this home at Sunset Beach, after moving from nearby Bethel, NC, where he was a very successful farmer.
This was our Grandparents’ home, then our Mother’s home… and now it’s our place. We’ll eventually retire here one day (sooner, if 100% telework ever becomes a reality in our careers), but until then, we’ve decided to share this great location with nice people like YOU! Take a look out of the front windows. Doesn’t quite seem fair to keep this view to ourselves, does it?
The view from the front windows is of the Intercoastal Waterway, a man-made channel that runs 3,000 miles down the coast of the Eastern US. In no time, you’ll see a variety of watercraft easing along (or in the case of Shrimp boats, trolling along) the water. This was our favorite thing to do as kids… sitting on our knees on the sofa, facing the window, (the same one you’ll see with the palm trees on it—in that same location), watching the boats go by.
The view from the deck is of one of Sunset Beach’s Twin Lakes, and the 13th green of Oyster Bay Golf Course. While it looks serene, please be mindful that there are indeed LIVE ALLIGATORS in this lake. The largest, “Big Daddy,” measures at over 14 feet long, and actually lives in the lower left corner of our yard at the bottom of the hill. You will probably catch a glimpse of our ‘gators on a sunny day, as they pull up on the bank to sun themselves. By all means… watch them, but from a good distance. Alligators are FAST movers! You may also see a large turtle or two… and they are “locals” as well, burying their eggs in the sandy soil of our yard.
So, you’ve got the beach, and you’ve got the lake. You’ve got a nice quiet place to stay… with amazing proximity to the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach. It’s the best of all worlds, and we’re so happy that you chose our place as your getaway. Kick off your shoes, relax, and enjoy, y’all!
Interaction with guests
If you need to reach us, please feel free to call me anytime... (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Other things to note
What to pack:
Flip Flops (seriously... if you wear heels around here, folks will look at you funny)
Food that you like
What we provide:
Linens: All linens are provided
Kitchen: Microwave, Stove, Cooktop range, Dishwasher NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE ICE. DO NOT USE THE ICE MAKER IN THE KITCHEN.
Cookware, cutlery, dishes, glasses, etc. are provided.
Garbage bags are also provided.
You will need to provide your own: Beach towels, ICE, Beach chairs, Umbrellas, Common Sense, Food, Good Manners, Chilled Out Spirit, and rainy day distractions (we hope there won't be many!)
Simple. Please treat this house as you would your most favorite place on earth. We want it to be around for you to visit over and over again, but the only way we can do that is if you take great care of your surroundings!
Please, no smoking, pets or parties. Evidence of any of these will result in a forfeiture of deposit.
Check out is at noon. Please call (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) to alert the owner of your departure.
Please lock all doors and immediately mail the house key to:
Trish Ferrett (please call for address, as VRBO won't publish it)
Failure to return house key within 5 business days will result in forfeiture of entire security deposit.
Linens and towels (except for comforters) from all beds are to be stripped and placed in the washing machine. We will ensure that they are laundered.
All trash and food is to be removed from the house (including refrigerator) and placed in the large green roller can, or taken home with you. This can MUST be taken to the curb before departure. All trash MUST fit in this can. Mid week trash pick up is on Wednesday morning.
The refrigerator, microwave, and countertops are to be thoroughly wiped down to remove any food residue.
All used dishes are to be placed in the dishwasher. We will take care of running the dishwasher.
All electronics belonging to the house are to be turned off, including ceiling fans.
Thermostat is to be returned to 70 degrees Fahrenheit before departure.
Any sand residue is to be vacuumed (vacuum is located in master bedroom closet).
You MUST notify the owner within 2 hours of any spills on the carpeted areas.
Failure to follow any of these check out requirements will result in a loss of the entire security deposit.