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SurfMaster By The Sea

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1690 North Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach, SC 29576
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in same unit the past two years that I've gone with my family. So I can only speak for this unit. It has some updates to it (kitchen, flooring), but more can be done to update it and make it look nicer (furniture, TVs, bathrooms). The balcony was great. It's a decent unit to stay in considering I'm sort... More

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Bellbrook, OH
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Unit 908 was beautiful. Probably one of the best decorated and most comfortable units we've stayed in. We love the Surf master and its clean beach. Easy access. Parking isn't great but works. One problem with night security, but it was worked out. was

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stated in unit 810 in 1012 with daughter and sil. It was one of the nicest places we have stayed. Loved the well equipped kitchen, and so happy to have a washer and dryer. I came back in 2013 with son and another daughter and 2 twin grandsons. They felt the same way about the nice place. Wanted it... More

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in 2011 in the first tower on the end, 601 maybe? Anyway, this was a well maintained and well appointed 3BR condo with a nice kitchen, dining area, living room, and beautiful ocean views from up high on the balcony. Garden City Realty handled the rental and were great to work with. Some people have posted saying... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I would probably give this place a Very Good rating except for one thing. It is advertised as a strictly non-smoking property, which is important to me due to my sinus problems, plus what non-smoker wants to smell someone's smoke all the time. A couple in the room one floor down from us was smoking on their balcony all the... More

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Hammonton, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is my review of the penthouse L at the Surfmaster by the Sea complex. Some of this review will be specific to penthouse L, and some of the review will be of the surfmaster complex in general. I will start with reviewing the Surfmaster complex in general. Depending on who you rent your property through will determine your check... More

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Laurel, Maryland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I could look past the torn wallpaper, the dirty living room couch. It was all about the view. When we stepped out onto the huge balcony with breath taking views we were shocked to find a missing railing. We were 10 floors up and the management thought it sufficient to tie a black trash bag to close the gap. We... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Upon reading other people's negative reviews, I don't know what you are looking for. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here from May 18 to May 25. Our unit was clean and everything worked. Yes, it needs some updating but then so does my house. These units are used regularly and it seems that some people don't respect... More

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Cambridge, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was our first time at Surfmaster 301 and it will be our last . The location is great , but this unit is a disaster and in need of a complete make over .When we checked in the kitchen was filthy and took a complete morning to clean. The rest of the day was spent cleaning the caked on... More

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Timonium, MD
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is the fourth time we have managed to stay at #711 over the last 8 years in Garden City Beach. This has got to be one of the nicest and most well-kept condos on the Grand Strand. The owners have kept the furniture and appliances updated over the years. The decorations and all the little details have been kept... More

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Address: 1690 North Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach, SC 29576
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Garden City Beach
Also Known As:
Surfmaster By The Sea Hotel Garden City Beach

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