My family and I have stayed at Ocean Lakes for the past 3 years and we love it. There is plenty to do for the whole family and the campground is located right on the beach. We will definatley return to Ocean Lakes, but never to 1249 Sharks Tooth Trail. We found this unit thru VRBO. It is listed as a '3 bedroom home and very clean'. Before we rented, we found a negative review of this home descibing excessive roaches and pametto bugs and difficulties by a prior renter in getting a security deposit returned. After speaking to the owner, Elizabeth Burrow, she assured us the review was untrue and there was no insect issue or any other issues. Well, we should have believed what we read. The owner does not disclose in the VRBO listing that this '3 bedroom home' is a partially converted camper. The VRBO pictures ( http://www.vrbo.com/235248) show 2 of the 3 bedrooms only. Bedroom #3 is listed as a full size bed, and is actually not a bedroom at all. It is located in the 'camper ' portion of the home and is a typical camper bed, just a wooden platform sandwiched between 2 walls with a thin camper mattress on top and is just a passthru hallway between the back of the home and the kitchen. Not suitable for any full size adult, let alone a couple. The 2nd day we were there, we were overrrun by roaches and palmetto bugs. They were everywhere, much more then we would expect as normal for southeastern locations. On day number 4, we found mice living in the kitchen under the stove. This unit is small and dark inside, and not well kept at all. The furniture and rugs are worn and stained, and we felt like we had to clean everything before we used it upon our arrival. When we left, after weeks of trying to contact Elizabeth Burrow for the return of our security deposit, she informed me that she was keeping it because we didnt clean the place when we left. Utterly riduculous. We left this shack in better shape than we found it and 'mouse free' to boot. We've been renting vacation homes for 20 years and have never had the security deposit withheld for any reason until now. The weekly rental on this unit is very cheap for this area in the summer and now we know why. Buyer beware. I would not recommend this unit to anyone at any price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This national award-winning park is known for its amenities, year round activities, and outstanding customer service. Opened in 1971, it is family owned. Ocean Lakes is the 5-time winner of National "RV Park of the Year" by ARVC (2012/2011, 2008/09, 2003-03, 1999 & 1997); received an "A" Grade (2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008) by its guests through GuestRated; and is the 2006 South Carolina Governor’s Cup winner. Located on 310 oceanfront acres, Ocean Lakes Family Campground features 893 campsites (600 with concrete pads) and 300 rental houses (beach houses, park models, etc.) reserved through Ocean Lakes Properties. All campsites are pull-through and generally accommodate 40' campers or larger with slideouts on both sides. Tents are welcome. Campsite rates include: 20-30-50 amp electric, water, sewer, 70-channel cable TV hookup, phone jack with free local calls, wi-fi, picnic table, the number in your family and pet(s), see policies on web. Campsite reservations are made up to 18 months in advance according to site availability and sites are reserved by specific site number. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Lakes Family Campground Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Ocean Lake Family Campground
- Ocean Lakes Campground Myrtle Beach